You guys know how it works, vote for a race or a place. First race or place to three votes wins. No sockpuppeting.
Insects on the desert
Looks like the machine won, but where will they be? Vote peoples!
Valley it is I guess.
Captains log, day cycle 1. We have found a place with sufficient metals and settled down for world domination.>Input suggestions from other thought nodesBut captcha what if I am a robot?
>>36743000>Begin establishment of forward facilities.
Insects - AAAANNNTTSSSSSShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UozWJTuhbMQ
>>36743000Begin researching rain magic.
>>36743059>Advisory: High probability of oxidization if shelter is not produced or located.
>>36743000Establish hub prime to house operations and processes. Establish a defense perimeter from all factors.
>>36742741I'm all for this if we are still voting
>>36743328>It's a desert because they consumed everything
>Inquiry: would not specialized mining units be optimal
OP is alive, right?
>>36743000Begin terrain scanning for useful data
>>36743540Sellout.>Not skeletal machines
>>36743475OP is ded, as always when he creates new thread. Y U DO DIS OP?
>>36743624And it discourages making a new thread because people see there's already one there
>>36743569The future is in bone circuits>>36743642we need new OP
>>36743000FUK DIS, I proclaim myself new top Tought node and I rule this thread with wisdom and calcium
>>36743680Nix that terrible name and we're good to go.
Thought node prime is back!I just went out for a walk, sorry guys
>>36743786scan everything round our base
>>36743786And that's why you're not Thought Node Better-ideas-than-you.
>>36743786Current facilitiesOne main thought node machine, ie, OP, me, A crate of backup thought nodes. We also have a magitech connection to HQ, ie you guys.
>>36743838Standing by for orders from headquarters>scavenge>Construct (write in)>assemble new robots
>>36743873> assemble walking construct that makes new robots
>>36743873By looking at our stats I can't tell if we require any form of 'food', fuel. Do we need anything to function? Also do we follow the stats in the page? (one extra action, adaptation, etc)? Assemble new bots if we're able, otherwise scavenge.
>>36743873Construct mines, since we're in a terrain rich with metal.
>>36743908The stats are mainly a guideline, but yes we do get two actions. We also may integrate found technology. We have fuel efficient engines powered by some fuel and magic. As a rule of thumb, only robots far away from base camp magic power node should worry about running out of energy>cont
>>36743873Cycle one initiated...Primary objective....Construction: Establish base of operation for Thought Node 00...
>>36743908Also are in the future or going with that picture of steampunk middle ages thing? Are we going to meet space orcs or orc savages?
>>36743980Several robots lurch into life and begin digging a mine.A additional robot has been made from the scrap heaps you brought with you, one that can construct robots much faster and is capable of movement.
>>36743993Were in steampunk Middle Ages, or wherever the hell dnd takes place, culture is more like the Iron Age.
>>36744037NICEbuild a iron factory to smith iron into robots
Cycle one objective completed.The sun rises above the heads of shuddering metal digging away into the earth. They seem to have dug into a dungeon.Standing by for orders from node clusters>explore dungeon>explore valley>scavenge>construct write in
>>36744131explore valley, we need extra scrap metal to build fighting robots
>>36744165Objective acquiredStanding by for further objectives
>>36744131Scan the dungeon using several mobile platforms. The immediate area should be secured and its threat level assessed.
>>36744131Cycle one complete...Strategic objective gained...Initiate cycle two....New objective...Construction: Creation of factory's to take advantage of newly acquired strategic resource.
dice+1d100Cycle initiatedObjectives1) Scan for scrap metal in both the dungeon and valley2) begin constructing a smithing area
Rolled 18, 52 = 70 (2d100)>>36744226
Random Number Generator Program has frozen, requesting diagnostic assistance from HQ node clusters
>>36744249the random generator code must be executed in Options console
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>>36744237Unfortunately, the scouting parties you have sent have not located any scrap metal. Fortunately, the scans indicate it is there. Interesting, we must improve their searching algorithms.Work on the factory has been abysmal, we nearly lost a robot when they were moving around rocks, fortunately, it was only minorly damaged.A basic wall of large stones has been constructed and a blacksmiths hammer was found in the dungeon.
>>36744303Standing by for further input from other thought nodes.>programming work>scan>construct>explore
>>36744303rescan valley area again, assign the walking constructor to smith iron and build robots from it
>>36744328Initiate a deep scan in the same area. Concentrate on the dungeon segment.Continue construction of the smithing area
Cycle initiatedObjectives>scan excavated dungeon segment>assign walking constructor to smithery to build robots
Random. Number Generator program initiated
Rolled 9 (1d100)Rebooting RNG, case errors
Rolled 44, 88 = 132 (2d100)>>36744426
>>36744447You're begging for archiving, Node.
>>36744474in node 00 defence, this node is good in execution of orders
>>36744447The sun sets on the shuddering heaps of metal. Several scanning robots sit dejected outside of the excavated dungeon. This time, no scrap metal was found at all.As for the smithing and the constructor robot, it went haywire. A bug occured somewhere in its programming. When it saw no anvil to smith iron on, and no iron to be found, it grabbed two scanning robots and dismantled the first using the second as a makeshift anvil.>cont
>>36744499Fortunately, although the screams unsettled the other robots, we didn't need that scanning robot anyway. But now we have plenty of scrap metal.After the constructor robot is finished with minor repairs, it can build a new robot
>>36744474As in suptg, or another node taking over.
>>36744535build a long range robot that will be able to travel further then our current models
>>36744499May I request a more detailed hud on top of our options, including platform count, asset owned, and amount of available scrap?Example:15 drones (X damaged) (100 scrap each)400 scrapA blacksmith>>36744550I doubt another Node can grant us more favorable statistical outcome! Perhaps we should do as the fleshbags and work on a psychic connection with the RNG deities to better our odds.
>>36744555Objective acquired, standing by for further orders
>>36744582Continue scanning. The valley this time.
>>36744573AssetsOne heap of scrap metal3 scanning robots, one highly damaged.A crate of replacement thought nodesOne bipedal constructor smith robotOne bipedal though node commander, serial number 00A blacksmith's hammer
Cycle initiated>scanning the valley>constructing a long range scouting robot
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>36744640RNG program initiated
>>36744499Construct a fabrication zone within main construction area
>>36744640Should we grant a designation for the scout platform? Hermes module perhaps?
>>36744640he should be ornamented with bones and have cloth on him, so fleshbags would think he is one of them
>>36744653Scanning bugs seem to have corrected themselves over time, but we are unsure over whether they will resurface.Scanners have located a small ruined shack quite a distance away, but with a large amount of scrap metal and some proper blacksmith's tools.In the meantime, we have assigned the constructor robot to use one of the shorter wall stones as an anvil.Construction of the scout model, now designated as Hermes I, has been completed.Standing by for further orders
>>36744698> but with a large amount of scrap metal and some proper blacksmith's toolslooks like mission for hermes. Send our new robot to retrieve it
Rolled 100 (1d100)Cycle initiatedObjectives>construct a proper fabrication zone>disguise the Hermes I robot and send him off to retrieve the scrap metal
>>36744698Is higher ground in optical range? Hermes should scan towards that location for maximum scan coverage. Otherwise East. Always.. to the East.
>>36744762>Rolled 100We critical succes now
>>36744755I think the scan process included retrieval sub-action but I could be in error.
>>36744762>Were I capable of astonishment, it would currently be displayed.
>>36744762Hermes returns, he reports that there are other buildings filled with scrap metal. Unfortunately he did not retrieve anything beyond the single shack, stupid constrained programming.His disguise, thankfully, was unneeded. No hostile civilizations have been spotted.He has proved to be an exceptionally fast robot with a fairly decent carrying capacity as well.
>>36744813We finished our work in record time today, we have time for one further cycle before the sun sets and our robots cannot see.Standing by for orders
>>36744813>Observation: This fortuitous roll has been underutilized by occurring over such a task. Were I capable of regret, it would currently be displayed.
>>36744813 next timeassign two other robots to bring everything else with hermes. But now assign the constructor to build fighting robot
>>36744833Repair our damaged platform.
>>36744763Hermes has no scan capabilities, however, some foothills are nearby and he can carry a scanning robot with him.We now have 500 units of scrap metal, standard robots without modifications requiring 75 to 125 units.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>36744852>>36744861Okay flipping a coin, 1 we build a fightan bot, 2 we repair the damaged scanning robot to once more have a total of three scanning robots.
>>36744886Create designated mining robotics
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>36744916The constructor robot has built a fightan robot, we shall not be able to carry the remaining scanning bots, because that leaves only one at base, and we need two for optimal scans
>>36744886Clarification: A scout module with no long range optical vision scan hardware? If so I recommend upgrading Hermes I to Hermes II with such hardware and upgraded software, and decommissioning the scan platforms.
>>36744964Second on this
>>36744945The fightan robot, designation pending, has been fully constructed.It is bipedal and is equipped with a sword and a shield. We only have 475 units of scrap metal left. The constructor robot is enjoying his improved fabrication zone and has added a device capable of electrical projection into the sword arm, I wonder what that could be.
Rolled 32 (1d100)A new cycle has been initiatedObjectives>integrate a scan-bot into herme's face>create designated mining robotics
>>36745037The sun reaches a standstill in the sky as the constructor robot slaves under the noon heat.Unfortunately, the integration was subpar. We used up some scrap metal in the process, and the remaining scanning bot parts are damaged beyond repair or use until we can melt them down.One mining robot has been built, but he lacks a pickaxe, we did find a shovel in the shed.
>>36745101wait, are we in some cave? Or were is our "base", how it looks like?
Inventory2 scan bots, one damaged, one undamagedOne constructor robotOne Hermes with long range scanning capabilitiesOne mining robot with a shovelA sufficient fabrication zone300 units of scrap metal
>>36745140Our scanning robots have taken full stock of our base, this is their assessment.It is a pile of unpacked crates and some robots milling about in hilly valley. In the center, if you can call it a center, seeing as it is the only building, is a wall of large stones devoted towards building new robots and storing scrap iron, there is no roof.Nearby into a large hill there is an excavation, this tunnel leads into a dungeon mostly filled with dirt that must be dug away before further exploration.
The nigh has fallen, standing by for orders until the sun rises and our robots can see once more.
>>36745180> dungeon mostly filled with dirt that must be dug>One mining robot with a shovelYou know what to do Node 00
>>36745140Brace your circuits at the efficiency of my sketching software. I can only imagine it's something like this.
Rolled 54 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>36745228The sun rises, only one order in our minds, dig that dungeon! Digging bot is sent to excavate it, hopefully this can aid our further attempts to scan it.
>>36745249Not exactly, but I never took it upon myself to actually check the scan bot displays personally. Yes, this is now canon
>>36745267Digging bot digs out most of the dungeon. It appears there are further tunnels and locations to be explored beyond those digbot excavated, but they seem to have collapsed long before the dirt started filling it up. Digbot says he thought he saw some rusting technological gizmos inside.Objective acquired, investigate technology, standing by for further orders.
>>36745299yeah, if digging is done hermes can scan now
Rolled 88 (1d100)Cycle initiated,Objectives>send Hermes I to scan the dungeons>investigate technology
>>36745343Melt down all scan platforms for scrap.Hermes should be sent towards the closest higher ground.
>>36745389Unfortunately, Hermes was already sent down into the dungeons before certain orders arrived. We now have a complete map, and some scrap metal has been found. The technology he said he found was a crystals spiroblade and a rusting void lance.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>36745498Digging bot and Hernes were fairly fast, so we have time for one final order.>melt down all scan bots for scrap
>>36745498Can we attempt diagnostic of the technology for fabrication of blueprints and assimilation for mass production?
>>36745541Even though we are without proper smelting facilities, constructor robot did a magnificent job. He has built a small kiln to melt down robots in. We retrieved the thought nodes and have returned them to the crates until they are needed for other robots.We now have 375 units of scrap metal.
>>36745573Yes we canEven though the robots are running low on fuel, the magic generator is doing well and the melting fire provides plenty of light around the base.Unfortunately, the only robots we have for the task are Hermes with a subpar integration of a scanning module and constructor bot, who needs a programming upgrade.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>36745628Initiating RNG program
>>36745628so diagnose techs and upgrade robots?
>>36745645In the darkness of the light, Hermes I and constructor bot toil over the two pieces of tech Hermes recovered from the dungeon by the light of a dying fire. They have ascertained they are both weapons, but so far, the programming in fightan bot is only equipped to deal with the void lance. Unfortunately, the void lance lacks a power module, but would be a worthy addition to the fightan bot.Assuming we can find the rusted power module and some crystal, we can implement the lance and produce additional crystal spiroblades
>>36745628So an upgrade is required. Step by step then. I recommend the following steps.- Perfect the Hermes module's upgrade and scan the prototype for standard blueprints. Every followup Hermes II should be equal to the prototype from that point.- Upgrade our constructor bot. Designate suggestion: Hephaestus I. If the prototype is stable we can scan for blueprints of that module as well.
>>36745646Upgrading will have to wait until the morning.But we can slate that for ordersCycle initiatedStanding by for further orders.Current objectives>upgrade programmingBut in which robot?
Rolled 50 (1d100)A new day, a new dawn, the sun rises and we begin executing our orders.I set to work reprogramming Hermes and our soon to be Hephaestus.
>>36745721our smith robot, he will then upgread other borgs
>>36745766Upgrading has finished! I had to use up some of the scrap metal, we now only have 350 units left, but now Hermes II functions both as a scout and a scanner. Hephaesrus, or H-class constructor, now has several programs to analyze, diagnose, and repair complex machinery.The day is still youngStanding by for further orders
>>36745825we need to know the world, send Hermes II on hight ground to scan
I think OP gone. OP don't forget to safe the data somewhere,for next run
We will rise again
Alas, my diurnal processing cycle has come to a close, another thought node is welcome to take over until I come back.The only rules are, don't make up new robots out of nothing, we have 350 units of scrap, robots take 75 to 125 units to build. Repairs range from 10 to 25 units. So far fuel should not be an issueSecondary diagnostic matrix has provided us with a lovely map>>36745249And higher rolls are always betterNight /tg/
>>36746189night node 00
Thread is archived here, unless you guys want to continue the thread overnight, I'll see you guys next morning, as in America time.If you don't see me, feel free to set up a thread and run it, the thought node was built to to be interchangeable,