Driving home, you park in your slot under a sheet metal overhang. You vector across the parking lot, the air streaming against from you. You vector again up the wall, circumventing the stairs, instead jumping onto your balcony. you check out the local new website. Looks like the Giants won against the 49ers. There is a report on the Epic fight at John Sutter Middle School, with a video... your video in it. Looks like the news is freaking out about the presence of two Epics nearby. Near any major city, are a collection of Epics. Epics tend to conglomerate in major population centers, though usually not working together.Moving the groceries using vectors(only a squashed squash and two broken egg), you get a little more practice with your powers. Making a grilled chicken breast and salad, you sit down in front of the TV. Watching a short Marvel movie(they're going bankrupt, ever since Calamity) you throw a tennis ball back and forth with vectors.Dressing in a blue Under Armor shirt and black basketball shorts, you jog to work. Vectors speed you along, moving at a few extra miles per hour. Once at the gym, you sign in and hang out at the juice bar. Your 2:10 appointment arrives, a short chick with a little extra around the middle. Her, and the rest of your clients, keep remarking that you look taller and buff-er. The rest of the day, you help people lift twenty pound weights and do stretches. Possibly the most boring jobs in the world, but it pays okay and you get free gym membership.Running home, a fire engine drives by with sirens flashing. You ignore it, vectoring forward. You hop onto your balcony and shower for the third time today.>What do?>Go to bed>Practice again>Write in
>>36195274You will not become a master if you fear exercising your powers.Most likely it won't all be doable right away, but some of it might be, and practice makes perfect.
>>36195473>Realize you fucking jumped onto balcony when there were people on streetsI though space magic made you evil not stupid
>>36195581it's dark out and no one was nearby
>>36195603phew then we practice discreetly, no need to draw attention to ourselves. Also power eating gets people to the top of shit lists.
>>36195473Make the whole "doing regular chores with precision powers" a routine thing.That pretty much "takes care" of our need to practice our vectoring power.The question is, how do we practice the rest. And what do we do with our life now.Options I can see is1. quit life. just continue cruising along until and unless something happens2. try to get professional about recording epic fights. maybe get a costume and call yourself the camera man. Make big youtube monies3. Cheat your way to MMA championship with epic powers... seem weaksauce and unfulfilling4. Go be a hero/villain to sharpen your powers5. sign up with a megacorp or government to become rich from using your powers for others.I am thinking 2 and 5 are the most fun and interesting sounding ones.
>>361956566.Go around eating other wizards to gain new powers
>>36195656>That pretty much "takes care" of our need to practice our vectoring power.well, it takes care of fine control practice. Not raw force practice.Actually. what are our actual powers? I know we stole regen and metal manip. and our base powers are vector and invulnerability.but you didn't actually specify what won during character creation. you just posted.
>>36195656Or become the warlord of your town
>>36195691we can only hold 3 non native powers.So this is really a short term goal which will quickly reach an end point where we are satisfied with our power set.currently we have stolen:regen - goodmetal manip - our vector manip can do most of what it does. but its still really awesome and versatile power.Still, I think we should swap it out for something better.
>>36195708>Or become the warlord of your town>town>not the whole worldI guess we COULD try to conquer the world. but i get the feeling its a good way to get ganged up on by other epics. unless we can steal the power to mind control which can be used on epics and raise an army of epics to conquer the world with.
>>36195473Realize haveing a job is shit. Become an assassin of epics taking powers left and right. Become the emperor of Canada.
>>36195759Our epics not good enuf (yet) for even an average city. Bit big city's get taken over by epics that are basically evil superman
>>36195761>taking powers left and right.we can only hold 3 non native powers anon.and training increases your power level
>>36195741>we can only hold 3 non native powers.Cant we train it or something?
>>36195708>>36195759>>36195761>>36195741First we master the powers we know we're keeping, secretly. No need to do anything untoward til then. Powers are all well and good but patience and guile can go really far, especially with what we had.
>>36195813What if we find someone who can take powers and we take that power?
>>36195805>Our epics not good enuf (yet) for even an average city.that was my point.>>36195815that... huh, that is an interesting notion. maybe with enough practice of power stealing and swapping out powers constantly we CAN train ourselves to have more than 3 slots for stolen powers.which raises a question of, are we mass murdering indiscriminately, are we only killing bad guys, or are we raising a villainous gang?that all being said, my fav idea is still to become the amazing Camera Man.
>>36195848Figure we show up at fights and watch, don't get involved unless things get too crazy and when its all said and done we take a power away if it's a good one. Neither good nor bad just pragmatic.
>>36195846That would be like leveling up that power I guess
>>36195761>CanadaCanada lacks all Epics, and any that cross the border loss their powers. Seems that all Canadians lack the asshole-ishness need for Epics
>>36195846>What if we find someone who can take powers and we take that power?... power taker CUBED!that would be motherfucking EPIC!actually, we can probably test this out by stealing vector control or invulnerability from someone who has those. See what it does to our current powers...oh, i bet it just levels them up without taking up a slot.
>>36195887...not from the book but house rules are ok I guess
>>36195881>Figure we show up at fights and watch, don't get involved unless things get too crazy and when its all said and done we take a power away if it's a good one. Neither good nor bad just pragmatic.oh hey, i forgot we don't actually have to be the murderer. just touch a recently slain epic.plus, we can have the most awesome channel on youtube and make mad youtube monies.
>>36195927THIS! Yes I like that plan
>>36195946There is a way to get samples of freshly killed epics and sell them to research guys for millions
>>36195931Just kidding, Canada has just as many Epics. I've set this in central California
>>36195946Yup, by the time anyone figures us out we should be tough enough to take a good array of epics down if they want to fight.>>36195994Low profile but once the start coming at us, yeah.
What does this vector manipulation have the ability to do?
>>36196025Change velocity and positioning at the drop f a hat.
>>36196020This is me again. Sorry.What do you want to do tonight?
>>36196065Low key practice, keep an eye out for an epic fight. Maybe work on our recording skills.
>>36196055So no acceleration or energy lost in changing directions? When and where is this overly effective?
>>36196099Just about anywhere and it makes us hard to hit unless they surprise then they gotta get around our invulnerability and regen. Think accelerator off of index but not as powerful.
>>36196025>What does this vector manipulation have the ability to do?its a fancy schmancy name for telekinesis
>>36196099we ran super fast with it, we jumped from ground floor to our balcony, we cooked our food with it, only accidentally breaking one egg and one squash. we could, when high enough level, pick up a rock and use it to put a hole in a steel wall
>>36196099you're contributing to the heat death of the universe, if you were wondering where the energy comes from
>>36196135So we can Control the vectors of other things and ourselves.
Ah. I understand the power now. B R O K E N Does that about sum it up?
>>36196217Yeah but it has limits, we aren't near accelerator level yet, just tough.
>>36196065Try to think up a epic name to call ourself
>>36196217Thats kind of the point. Epics are gods, you are an ant. The only thing that can hurt Epics is other Epics or manipulation of their weaknesses
>>36196217Ha! If you think that is broken you should see some of the other epics in this world
>>36196239The pink pinkness(Book reference)
>>36196239Call our selves Crash, and put on a golden voodoo mask It means we're invincible
>>36196217we just fought a guy who was able to regrew a replacement head in under a minute. without any memory loss from being decapitated. we were getting tired and dizzy from overusing our powers against him. the only reason we actually managed to kill him instead of passing out and be slaughtered, is that we figured out his weakness was fire (since he was an ice dude)His ice, incidentally, didn't work on us on our FIRST DAY as an epic. because we had invulnerability. A fully developed invulnerable is ridonculus!
>>36196311now say it quickly a couple times
Tonight we should start our quest for world domination. Or maybe just pick out the pet which we can stroke as we conquer the world later. I think it should be a rooster. Date cock stroke.
>>36196239>Try to think up a epic name to call ourselfCaptain YoutubeBecause that is where we post our epic videos.
>>36196347he just missed. You were subconsciously moving his arm
>We got invulnerability>We got regenerationSuperman? wolverine? Why not both!
>>36196374hey, you writing the next post already? or still waiting on a consensus?if the latter, how about you list some of the ideas which seem to have support and we can have a proper vote on them?
>>36196435Sadly our powers are nowhere near theirs..... yet
Name: 4d50Sounds so street.
>>36196455Okay, sorry>Go to bedThe next day>Road trip to Sacramento, an Epic there has set up his own little kingdom>Look around town for things of interest>Go to LA>Shitpost on /ep/>Shitpost on any other board>Write InStay Awake>Watch X-Men>Check the news>Follow the firetruck>Rob a bank>Write In
>>36196601>Check the newsif nothing noteworthy to us>Follow the firetruckSee what's going on maybe practice by saving someone via long range vectoring.
>>36196601>>Follow the firetruckmaybe its going to an epic fight and we can score a free corpse
>>36196239>Apollyonhttp://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/AbaddonJewish angel of the apocalypse. >Twerk killerThis is both our name, and our mission.>Vectomancenot really sure, just sounded fun. >The Rainbow Shrimpwe could wear fabulous colors.
>>36196601Follow the fire truck
>>36196601>>Check the news>>Follow the firetruck
>>36196239How about "trip code"
Are we good, bad, or confused? Do we have a set alignment or set goals long term?
>>36196601>>Follow the firetruckThe next day>>Look around town for things of interest>>36196239>invulnerable>regeneration>can manipulate and encase self in metal>can use vector to power self, cripple enemies, and fire projectiles like a tank>power copy dead foesbasically we're huge, unstoppable, and can either blow through or shrug off whatever comes at us. and that's before that powers we'll get laterIron TitanJuggernautCharging VictoryFist Crash vonSmashfistInevitable Fate
You pull back on a pair of pants, and a maroon Harvard sweatshirt over a black Tshirt. The shirt is stretched by your expanding from, the cloth taut across your shoulders. You jump down onto the road, rolling as you impact. You start running, shooting along at thirty mile an hour at only a jogging pace. You head down the way the truck went, stopping at a Y intersection. A faint red glow is visible in the night, Calamity glowing above you.Following your intuition, and the glow in the distance, you head for the fire. The light starts filtering through the trees, flames flickering above the treetops.Slowing down, you are able to see the yellow clad firemen and a stream of water coming from the firetruck. Staying at the edges of the forest, you watch the firemen fighting the flames. Inside the building, blue flames flicker as laughter leaks from the broken windows.>Jump into the building>Watch from the forest>Pull metal reinforcements from the building>Write in
>>36196899The Inevitable. That's is that should be his name.
>>36196645>Twerk killer>Twerkhttp://youtu.be/AjmfZTGxXfshe slaughters people by twerking them to death with his bootay?
>>36196951Jump in. We don't want to destroy the body past it's usefulness
>>36197003No. That's our main Adversary
>>36196951for now, watch.also, I am curious if stolen powers have our own weakness, or that of whomever we stole them fromsince the regeneration was stolen from someone who was weak to fire.I guess one thing we can do to test it out is intentionally burn ourselves, but what if it works?
>>36196951>>Watch from the forestTake notes so we know what it is like to be a bystander.
>>36197071oh, you mean like how jack the ripper was a man who killed whoresnot a whore who killed via whoring.
>>36196951Watch, we need to know what's up
>>36196951>Watch from the forest
You sit at the base of a redwood, the brown and reddish bark camouflaging you. Leaning against the wood, you watch as gouts of flame randomly shoot out of the windows. Fifteen minutes pass, the firemen desperately trying to stop the blaze from spreading. One of the hoses is turned in your direction, wetting the dry tree. You pull up your hood, sheltering from the water droplets. Even with the burning building, the night air is cold enough to fog up with each breath.A crash echos among the trees, as a burning comet breaks through the building's ceiling and rockets away. It leaves a trail of blue flame, blasting the trees with them. The dry redwoods take up the flame quickly, spreading along the forest canopy.You watch the men scramble to put out the flames, and fail as they start creeping toward you. You slowly stand, brush the water droplets from your hoodie, and walk to the road. Powering up, you reach 30 mph, jumping into the air when headlights appear. You hang from the telephone wires until they disappear, then drop back down.Reaching your apartment, you walk up the stairs like every other peasant. After all, its important to keep up pretenses. Once in the room, you strip and check the news before bed. Nothing important in your area, but Manhattan has apparently been taken over by a trio of High Epics and gold prices have shot through the roof. Closing your laptop, you lie awake for a bit. All this time, wasted as a lowly worker. Why shouldn't you call the shots? After all, who in the world is better than you.You fade off to sleep, then are rudely awakened by your alarm. Happily, today is Sunday, and your day off. What do you want to do?>Road trip to Sacramento, an Epic there has set up his own little kingdom>Look around town for things of interest>Go to LA>Shitpost on /ep/>Shitpost on any other board>Write In
>>36196986i like it>>36197422>>Look around town for things of interest
>>36197422when i voted watch, i meant to wait until the epic revealed himself and then strike. (flame powers with immunity to flame would be hilarious OP if our regeneration's only weakness is flames)But I guess letting him escape and go home works too, there will be other changes.anyways>read about sacramento on /ep/>Look around town for things of interest
>>36197422>Look around town for things of interestWe arent obligated to do anything extreme yet
>>36197422> write infind the 3 high epics and enlist in their fighting divisions. Combat experience and good Intel.
>>36197516that is a good idea. We would be well positioned for a coup too.
>>36197582Exactly I think it may be the most beneficial position. Also would end the amount of free form we currently have. A little free form is great. Too much is killer.
>>36197615i guess, but it would also be very risky. easy to die like that.and as the camera man we can steal a lot of powers.then again, stealing powers without effectively leveling them up is no good.
>>36197516That would be good. We could covertly grab some powers form dead epics too
>>36197648Well. If we are bottom tier for epics, then we may be in danger as As throw away pawn. But if we are low med or even medium I think it would be worth the ririsk.
>>36196986This is good, let's go with this
Out of curiosity, do we really have to be evil?If so, can we just hunt down Epics? Cause I''m not too sure If I want to take shit over.
>>36197714>Out of curiosity, do we really have to be evil?I don't see whyTG tends to be amoral sociopaths, but I like it when we play a nice-ish guy.Not a bleeding heart though.I think aspiring emperor quest strikes a perfect balance there.
>>36197714Forgot to Add: Taking shit over means MANAGEMENT.Not sure if I want to be that evil.
>>36197688Right now I saw we are mid tear (for now). There are some shitty epics out there. Like one that can shoot a handgun and never need to reload.
I haven't been informed if we are or are not evil. Simply surviving does not seem fun to me.
>>36197731>Not sure if I want to be that boredFTFY
>>36197730No, no, Epics are all Evil. It's a thing in the Books.
>>36197754This is from a book?
Got a name: Hunter.Cause our thing is that we hunt down and kill Epics.No costume, no modus operandi. Just kill Epics and Steal their powers.
>>36197714Calamity powers have an asshole-ish effect on users. You can be most alignments on the chart(which I tend to dislike), excluding the Good boxes. Any good act better have an ulterior motive.
If we are obligated to be evil can we at least be good evil? Like code geass becoming evil for the benefit of the world type stuffm
>>36197769The Reckoners series by Brian Sanderson.>>36197778So, anyone else up for True Neutral or Neutral Evil? Selfish, but not Conquering?
>>36197714Unfortunately in this world having/using powers has a corrupting effect. It will bring even the most kind noble man down to the likes of a demon. It is inevitable. We don't need to be chaotic evil, and we can try to resist it, but well... Only time will tell
>>36197811I have no problem with being evil, I just don't want to be a jerk for no reason.Or a Megalomaniac bent on taking and holding territory.
>>36197792Neutral Evil Sounds cool
>>36197778so we can fight for the common good and sake of humanity, as long as we do so while simultaneously plotting to "save" the world right into our new world order
>>36197789>>36197950honestly i could get behind something like this, helping the world and becoming the face of the new Epics that fight FOR people. While using our position to gather secret info, find like minded minions to assist our "noble" work, and to track, kill, and absorb useful Epics/powers
Pulling on a T shirt and jeans, you notice how ill fitting your clothes are now. The shirt is too tight on the shoulders and arms, and too wide at the core. The jeans hang a bit loose,the waist just a bit too wide now. The legs are too short, with a good inch of skin visible between sock and pant leg. Looks like you're gonna have to go shopping again. Who knew being an Epic could be so expensive?Pulling the pants as low as possible, you exit the building, the normal way. An annoying yappy dog barks at you as you pass, leading to it getting a small cuff across the muzzle. Nothing deadly, basically just a swat with a rolled up newspaper.Walking to Starbucks, you pick up two newpapers. The New York Times and the local one. Headline on the Times: "Benevolent Epics Rid City of Corrupt Bureaucracy". The local newspaper has two articles sharing the front page. One on the school Epic fight, the other on the burning building. Says that it was a server bank for security cameras in Sacramento. Wonder why an Epic would want to destroy them.You stop by at TJ Maxx and pick out some reasonably priced clothes, fit to your newly enlarged frame and large enough to survive another growth spurt. For some reason, you had a gnawing urge to get clothes that all match one color scheme.At the post office are a couple fliers, most on mundane things like Spanish lessons or puppies for sale. One stands out, a large glossy poster of some black guy in white and grey. He's wearing what looks like a white tiger skin coat, with a large white hat that has a white peacock feather on it. Gotta admit, it looks good on him. Turning your attention to the words, the poster is proclaiming that Sacramento and the surrounding land is under the control of Snowblower. 1/2
Walking back home, you think about joining up with the guys in New York, or perhaps Sacramento. LA is less tempting, being a battlefield between cartels and gangs with Epics at their heads. However, an Epic could make it big with that kind of chaos and with you're powers. Arriving at your apartment, you enter through the stairs, forgoing your powers.>Go to Sacramento>Road trip to NYC>LA baby!
>>36198055Blow job jokes incoming. Auto derailment detected.
>>36198073Sacramento. Anyone with a name like that needs to die
>>36197792>So, anyone else up for True Neutral or Neutral Evil? Selfish, but not Conquering?>Implying that conquering is evilconquering is the only way to be good.I say, conquering, selfish. but not a complete monster. aka, no torture porn like reclaiming might
>>36197950>so we can fight for the common good and sake of humanity, as long as we do so while simultaneously plotting to "save" the world right into our new world orderForm a cult of personality. We are the messiah. Obviously we can do no wrong.Anyone who claims we are exploiting our cultist followers is swiftly disposed off in the night.
I'm sorry guys, I have to go to bed. I'll pick this up on next Saturday, or this Monday. If you guys have any questions or advice, I'd be happy to answer/listen for a little while
>>36198055>"Benevolent Epics Rid City of Corrupt Bureaucracy"hahaha>Says that it was a server bank for security cameras in Sacramento. Wonder why an Epic would want to destroy them.more lols, thanks qm, i needed that
>>36198196Wait, why is the last one funny?
>>36198226It was very obvious why he did it, having the ironic "now why would he do that?" there just made me larf
>>36198246Ya, it's probably because it had a recording showing what his weakness is
>>36198073LA, convince both sides you are working for them, officially joining one side, while allegedly secretely dealing with the other side, but actually be a triple agent. The approach is basically that you would help them kill their rival. You get from each info on their rival, his weakness, etc.Then kill both and take over it all.
>>36198073None of those 3, instead, do online research trying to find epics with one of those>Mind control immunity power>Mind control power>Vector manip>Invulnerability>RegenerationIn no particular order, our goals are:>SCIENCE! eat vector manip or invulnerability to test what happens when we double up a native power with a stolen power that is the same.>SCIENCE! steal two identical powers (2 regenerations), do they stack up in the same slot? take up 2 slots? doesn't work at all?>Steal mind control immunity power. Then go after a mind controller and steal his mind control power, dumping our metal manip to make room.
>>36198373basically, we hunt down specific epics with specific powers to begin our ascension.although, in retrospect I am stupid. We can go to one of those 3 places to train ourselves... while at the same time searching for desirable candidates. if we find one, we can always drop what we are doing in that city and go hunt. until then, we might as well use our time productively.
Just so you know, "mind control" isn't a thing. Some Epics can read minds, or use pheromones, but no Epic is know to be able to control minds.
>>36198417Alright. that is actually better for us in some way. makes it a lot safer, and less worry about some sneaky shit undoing our work, controlling our allies and underlings, or hell forbid mind controlling us.that being said, I really want mind reading
>>36198441most mind readers go insane. Imagine constantly hearing every though in a 50 yard radius
>>36198467[rule lawyer]Ah, but it says mind reader, not mind hearer.Do you read every book in a 50 foot radius unintentionally?You can stare a book but zone out and not even read it.[/rule lawyer]
>>36198500Damn it, didn't think about that. Still, don't expect mind reading right away
>>36198533I was joking though. people say "mind reader" they mean "thought hearer". I have never seen a mind reading experience show up as actual text over people's head...although that would be fucking hilarious. like, a comic book style text bubble above someone's head showing their thoughts? hahaha.of course that is sharply less useful than the typical psi package which includes being able to sense beings location, etc.
>>36198555it would just be like google maps.A guy is hiding behind a wall, then a thought bubble with "did I leave the bathroom light on?" appears as a bright blue marker above his head
>>36198596I really want this now
>>36198618I'll do a POV from a mind reader if you meet one
>>36198625That would be hilarious, imagine if is is in the middle of a crowd and can't see anything because of all the thought bubbles.
>>36198618can you imagine the mind reader's reaction to seeing us>Normal Normal Normal>Torrent of batshit insanity arguing with each other, calling each other things like trip fags, declaring how they are going to om nom nom that delicious mind reader and steal his power... oh god. mindreader waifu (so we don't murder her for her power)
>>36198646that actually sounds like a real problem.like, people think he is partially blind. might have/need a seeing dog.
>>36198664This! If we find him lets not kill him, he would make an interesting bro. I want there to be more about him
>>36198652Wife or bro I don't care, just some one we go to for sagely advice and to hang out with
>Mind reader>Goes insane>Gouges out own eyes>Becomes somewhat more sane as he gets used to it>Still can't fuckin see>Now has to navigate by using the minds of other people nearby to map out his path.