You are Shee Hyul, rebel and psychic. Your world is ruled by inhuman creatures and this has gone on far too long, it’s time to fight back.Character Sheet http://pastebin.com/fYSgcZdERules http://pastebin.com/LEEi5A3uQM Twitter https://twitter.com/anAspiringQMQM Askfm http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQMOld thread >>36874153“Ok” you say “But where are we going?”“Out into the sands” he says flatlyYou swallow nervously “people die out there” you point out “just saying” “I know” he says “but that’s where the facility is buried.”“What facility?” you ask“You’ll see when we get there” he adds quietly under his breath “maybe.”The next morning, as agreed, you ask a duster you know to carry a message to your employer saying you’re sick and then you and Charun set off in his truck, out from Dust Town, into the sands...A good chunk of the land around the hives is dead sand. Things disappear out here from time to time, entire convoys of trucks for instance, which is why Charuns plan to rip of the shipment isn’t completely crazy, but still, as you head out into the sands, you wonder what’s going on.Charun ignores most of your questions and after a while you stop asking. You drum your fingers on the armrest, restless and antsy, seeing Ash again bought back all the old cravings you thought you had gotten rid of. Not gone, just buried you think ruefully. You fall into a daydream, remembering his hands on you, the electric thrill that shot through you when he bit you, the feeling of your life flowing into him...All around you is featureless sand dunes, until you approach a giant metal structure that almost looks like an animal skull, lying on its side, its clear that Charun is driving past it rather than up to it, but he keeps shooting glances its way, as if afraid of it.>Ask about the metal skull thing>Keep quiet, he hasn’t answered you so far>As other question (what?)
>>36878094>Ask about the metal skull thing
>>36878125>>36878132>>36878137>>36878161Holy fuck, you don't stop samefagging for ONE single vote, do you?
>>36878179But anon, with the IP count, you are the samefag.
>>36878179What are you, stupid? Or just a really bad baiter?
>>36878225I think he's being facetious, anon.
>>36878200And then I filled entire threads.
>>36878247I have become samefag destroyer of threads.
“What’s that?” you say, coming out of your reverie before you do something embarrassing.“What’s what?” asks Charun.“That” you say, pointing to the metal structure.Chrun is silent until it’s behind you in the distance “It’s haunted” he says “It’s best not to talk about it.”“It’s all the way back there” you point over your shoulder “C’mon Charun, we’ve been driving for 3 hours and you’ve barely said a word, fucking humour me.”“Apollyon was an industrial world” he starts, you roll your eyes “I know” you say.“You don’t know!” he snaps “We were funded by the Nobilae, we were supposed to build their weapons, the great machines – vast titans of destruction that strode the world, spreading death in their wake. That was the remains of one. Only a few had been completed before They attacked” he says, his hands gripping the wheel tightly “I’m told that one had a name in an old language that mean *Swift Hunter* and that it and all its crew died fighting the invaders, and that its crew still haunt the head, all that was left of one of the Great Engines.”“So why not just say so?” you ask.“Respect for the dead girlie” says Charun “and maybe a little bit of fear, just in case the ghosts aren’t too particular about who they feast on.”He pulls the truck to a stop between two sand dunes and gets out “Wait here” he says.“Where are you going?” you ask, he points to a wooden post stuck into the sand, it has a drawing on it, but it’s too distant to make it out “Lago territory” he says “I need to make an offering for safe passage.” He walks off amid the dunes, he walks strangely, not normally, he takes a few steps, then hops, then shuffles forwards, then sprints three steps, then steps very carefully and slowly, varying his steps all the time. A signal? Something to confuse predators maybe?
You wait patiently in the truck for ten minutes or so, and then you hear sand shifting, as if someone is walking on it, you look around but can’t see anyone.>Wait for Charun to get back>Look around>Other (what?)Optional>Examine sign>Leave sign alone
>>36878339>Look around>Leave sign alone
>>36878339>Wait for Charun to get back>Leave sign aloneMinefield?
>>36878339>Look around>Examine sign
>>36878339>Wait for Charun to get back>Examine sign
>>36878339>Examine sign>Look around
Do we get XP for fan works in this quest?
>>36878416I'm ok with this.What sort of fanworks?
>>36878437Writing, drawings, etc.Just curious
>Look around>Examine SignPlease roll Intelligence 1d20+1 for perception.>>36878456Then yes.
Rolled 13 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36878463
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36878463
Rolled 6 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>36878463Finally, some rolling.Seduce the sign
>>36878479no ask it to drink our blood!
Screw waiting around, you’re feeling hit, twitchy and impatient and Charuns basically told you nothing.You get out of the truck and slam the door angrily, you look around and then walk towards the sign, Charun is nowhere in sight. The sign appears to be a simple wooden plank driven into the sand with some sort of face drawn on it, inhuman looking with two long things coming out of its head, horns maybe?Whatever caused the sand shifting is nowhere to be seen-“Hands up!” growls a voice from behind you, you spin around quickly, cursing yourself for leaving your rifle in the truck.You see a humanoid figure of some kind. It is taller than you by over a foot in height and appears a mixture of human and animal, one of the beastfolk – the soldiers of the fae!Its dressed in sandy-colours wrappings and is pointing a spear at you, though humanoid in shape it resembles some horrific fusion of human and...rabbit? hare? Two long ears protrude from the top of its head and its muzzle is warped into a snarl.It’s perhaps six feet away from you. The truck is a good thirty feet away.“Hands up!” it insists again “State your business” It brandishes the spear at you.How do you react?>Tell it the truth>Lie>Don’t talk, attack>Run for the truck>Try to teleport to the truck>Other (what?)
>>36878515try and smoke the post
>>36878585>Try to teleport the spear
>>36878585>Hands up>"I'm just waiting for my friend to get back."
>>36878624Teleportation does not work that way, you want Apportation, which we do not have.
>>36878585Fuck i knew i should of specified about taking the gun.
>>36878674Ah, my bad, yeah mixed that up.>>36878585>>36878624Changing to>>36878646
>>36878585>Other (what?)Hands up"Paying my respects before crossing the sands"
>Hands upPlease roll dexterity 1d20 (no mods)
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>36878825
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>36878825
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>36878825
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>36878825>>36878837Well
>>36878859My first successful roll on a quest.I gotta say, it feels good.
You raise your hands as instructed and say “I’m just waiting for my friend, no need to get excited.”It stalks towards you slowly and cautiously, as if expecting you to run or fight at any moment. Once it has reached you it thrusts the point of its spear at your stomach. For one heart-stopping moment you think it’s going to kill you, but it just keeps the point pressed into your midsection hard enough to notice, but not hard enough to draw blood. Then it leans in and sniffs at you.“Hiver folk” it says in disgust, you don’t respond.It sniffs your face “Poison?” it asks.“Ah...” you say, not sure what it’s talking about.It withdraws the spear from your midsection and spins it, the butt sweeping behind your leg, tripping you, you stumble back, unsteady but still on your feet. It looks surprised and then tries to repeat its attempt to knock you down.>Fall down>Fight>Flee>Other (what?)
>>36878895>Fight>Tleport behind him and knock him down
>>36878895>FightKick to the danglybits!"Ehhhh whats up, Doc?"
Ok, roll 1d20+2 for unarmed attack.
>>36878895>Other (what?)stop trying to hit me and hit me
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36879062
>>36878895>back up a few step hands in the air"Oi, easy Bugs."
Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36879062
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36879062
>>36879099im too high, how do i roll agaiin?
>>36879128dice+1d20 in the options field.
>>36879128Dice+1d100 in the options field of the post window.
>>36879170Wrong game. I meant 1d20.
Ok, enough is enough, you step forward as the rabbit-person tries to trip you and you launch a flurry of punches at its face. It stumbles back, blood leaking from its nose, squeaking in pain and annoyance.It points the business end of its spear at you and growls, and thrusts forward, trying to impale you. You dance to the side and avoid it. You’re ahead for now, but just one lucky thrust of that spear and this could all be over.What do you do?>Keep hitting it>Wrest spear from it>Other (what?)
>>36879208>Wrest spear from it
>>36879164>>36879170thanks>>36879208>Wrest spear from it
You grab the spear, and try to pull it from the rabbit-mans grip.Roll 1d20+2 unarmed combat
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36879392
Rolled 13 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36879392
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36879392
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>36879392
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)
>>36879208if the rabbit person is an enemy and female can we violate her? or is this not gonna be a quest where we can do that kind of fun stuff?
>>36879558No, this is the kind of quest were we violate them only if they are male.Otherwise the husbandofag will get mad again.
>>36879597as long as we get to violate someone/something i'm game.we're gonna need to build/buy a strap-on tho
You pull the spear away from your attacker and spin it around, pointing it at *its* midsection, see how it likes it!“Now” you say “you can tell me what’s going on-”“Shee!” bellows a voice, you turn to see Charun walking down a sand-dune, three more rabbit-folk in tow, one is moving slowly and has white-grey fur.“I was defending myself” you protest as the white-grey rabbit-person engages in a furious argument with your attacker. It’s a higher pitched tone, and in a different language, but it seems your attacker is being berated. Finally he slumps, looking dejected. He looks at you “The elder says in punishment I am your servant for as long as you are in Lago territory.”The elder snaps at him again, he winces adding “and for the next three months also, should you re-enter, I am also your servant, and that whilst I serve you, my name is to be” he chokes on this “Clumsy.”“What is going on?” you ask Charun.“I negotiated safe passage” he explains “for now, anyway”, he motions towards your attacker “stupid young buck wasn’t supposed to do anything but watch until after we finished talking.”You shake your head “But the beast-folk serve...Them!” you say.Charun shakes his head “Not the Lago, not anymore, they left service, it’s” he pauses “complicated, but for now, they won’t tell anyone we’re here.”He wanders back to the truck and you all pile in, the four rabbit-people in the back, you and Charun in the front. “Servant?” you ask Charun.“Just humour them” he says “They get jumpy if you don’t follow the rules.”Charun drives for another hour or so, until you reach what appears to be a tiny bunker with a rusted metal door. He gets out and leads you all up to it. Three of the rabbit folk stay back, *Clumsy* sticks by you, though he keeps shooting looks back at the others, as if he’d rather be with them.Charun motions towards a circular opening, just large enough to put a human hand in, there’s dried blood around the bottom of it.
“Stick your hand in there” he says>Ok>No>Tell me what’s going on>Other
>>36879684>Tell me what’s going onHe should seriously start getting into the habit.
>>36879671Hey, this meat shield at least won't mouth off with stupid unneeded comments. That's a big plus.>>36879684>>OtherTell Clumsy to do it.He better be taking this seriously.
>>36879684>>36879710This.>>36879699He's a rude fuck yea. Especially considering how terribly organized everyone is.
>>36879684>Tell me what’s going on
>>36879684>>Otherthat's what she said
>>36879684>>Tell me what’s going on
“Before I stick my hand in the trap” you say to Charun “Feel free to tell me what’s going on.”“It’ll take a blood sample” he says “And I dunno, taste it or something, and maybe let you in.”“So it’s a DNA scanner” you say “How much does it need” you eye the blood stains dubiously.Charun chuckles “Just a little, but if a beast-folk sticks their paw in, it lops it off.”“And what makes you think it’ll work for me” you say“It worked for your father” responds Charun.Ok, that kind of makes sense, but still...>Oh hell, stick your hand in>Trick to get the door open by hotwiring the lock>Other (what?)
>>36879880>Oh hell, stick your hand in
>>36879880>>Oh hell, stick your hand in
>>36879880>Trick to get the door open by hotwiring the lockFuck that.
Oh hell with it, you thrust your hand into the opening. Nothing happens for a few seconds then a needle pierces your wrist, you gasp sharply, partly in pain, and partly because that reminded you of the feeling of teeth biting into your wrist, his lips on your flesh, teasing, caressing...You shake your head, a shiver running through your body. With a grinding noise, the door slides down slowly.Charuns heads in, looking almost eager. You head after, and Clumsy follow reluctantly, whining and trying to make himself look small, his ears and fur flattened down. There’s not much here, just a lift. Charun leads you all onto it and thumps a button, with a grinding noise it gets moving.“What is this place?” you ask Charun as the lift descends.“Psychic training grounds” he says enigmatically. When the lift finally ends its journey the doors open to reveal...a monster? Clumsy starts shrieking at the swirling mass of light and colour that you see is a broken hologram, then it resolves into a standard AI hologram, the professor model if you’re not mistaken. Clumsy stops screaming but still look terrified as it starts to speak.“Gree-Greetings!” saus the AI “Psi-cand-cand-candidate Hyul. What is your name?”“Shee” you say.“Accessing records” it says “No reference for Shee Hyul found, creating new record, analysing genetic markers, Warning, full DNA analysis requires level 3 access.”“Damn!” curses Charun as the AI continues “I am known as the Teacher, how may I assist you Shee Hyul?”As Clumsy cowers against the wall, Charun says “Tell it to open the Activation Chamber.”>Open the Activation Chamber>Don't ask it to open it (yet)>Ask the Teacher a Question (what?)>Ask Charun a question (what?)>Do something about Clumsy (what?)>Other (what?)
>>36880183>Ask the Teacher a Question (what?)What.. exactly are you going to teach me?
>>36880183>>Do something about Clumsy (what?)squeeze his butt(gently)
>>36880183>Open the Activation Chamber
>>36880183>Ask the Teacher a Question (what?)What are you going to teach me?
>>36880250maybe slip a finger inside too(grope)
>>36880332>>36880250Please go.Veto like fuck
>>36880224>Ask the Teacher a Question (what?)So what do you teach?
“So what do you teach?” you ask the Teacher.“The mastery of psychic disciplines” it says “Also a comprehensive curriculum concerning the biological changes that commonly occur in psychics, including the accumulation of parasychic energies commonly termed *Assimilation*.” It keeps talking but Charun talks over it “enough time for that later” he says “Tell it to open the Activation Chamber.”>Ask the Teacher more question (what?)>Open the Activation Chamber>Other (what?)
>>36880471>Open the Activation Chamber
>>36880367i did ask if stuff like that was okay but i didn't receive an answer
>>36880482Wait for a few threads.They are still in denial about what sort of quest this will be.
>>36880482I'm sorry I missed you asking the question.No, I'm not accepting write-ins like that at this time.
>>36880516okay, be sure to let us know when you do>>36880509yeah, if there's people with animal ears then there's going to be people who want to shag them
>>36880471>Open the Activation ChamberWe have Clumsy as a way to get back here for the next three months
>>36880509>>36880580The bunny guy is less monstergirl and oh my gods why would they make something like that? d/ please go.
>>36880605As if that would stop anyone.There is no picture, so people will imagine whatever sexyness they wish.
>>36880605>d/ please go.straight outta the gfur threads on b actually
>>36880605>quest has a vote about what kind of vampires slut we want to be in the first thread>wants /d/ to goOh anon. /d/ has always been here.
>>36880692My surprise is nonexistent.
“Fine” you say to Charun, to the Teacher you say “Open the Activation Chamber.”“Powering up blast doors” it says, and then a moment later adds “Activation Chamber open.”“This way” says Charun, setting off walking quickly down a corridor, lights going on around him as he moves at a near jog. You and Clumsy keep pace. You’re in some sort of underground bunker, with faded metal walls. Charun seems to know his way around the place.“Wait” you say “What’s going on-”“This is!” proclaims Charun, stopping in front of an open doorway. You look inside to see a large room with a half-dozen glass and metal tubes standing upright, some half-filled with cloudy liquid. Each is easily big enough to fit a single human inside. There’s a lot of computer equipment around the place as well.“The activation chamber!” says Charun “With this, we can awaken your powers fully.”The Teacher hologram pops up again, startling you “The Chief Medical Technician recommends waiting at least 7 days between each use of the psychic enhancement chambers.”“Details” says Charun, and then looks at you, “So which power do you want to activate first?”You enter the room and examine the six chambers labelled: Clairsentience, Metapsionics, Psychokinesis, Psychometabolism, Psychoportation, Telepathy.“I honestly don’t know” you say.
And with that, the thread comes to an end. Next thread is due in about 12 and 1/2 hours. I’ll post a 1 hour warning on twitter.Thank you for playing, and thank you for your patience.I would like to ask players opinions on the Addiction and Bite Addict Flaws, specifically, what in-game effects they will have.I originally intended to not have specific rules, using them more as a roleplaying aid. However, I acknowledge that I have not been writing the effects of the flaws into the posts – no descriptions of cravings etc. I apologise for this and will endeavour to do so from now on.What effects would players like to see from the 2 addictions?- Penalties if not fed?- Will rolls to avoid penalties?- Will rolls to avoid feeding the habit if the opportunity arises? etc Please see also end of the previous Psychic Rebel Thread for anons discussing this.I’m planning on hand-waving the Bite Addict flaw as being *dormant* due to 3 years of not feeding it as the reason it didn’t become a huge factor when out with the vamps, it will slowly awaken as you spend more time around vamps. I am of course open to suggestions.
Thread XP (I plan to pay out XP at the end of each thread).6 XP in total, including flaws.XP restrictions: you cannot spend XP On psychic powers yet, as they have not been fully unlocked. You may save XP up to spend later.
>>36880856>Will rolls to avoid penalties?This seems sensible to me to make it actually felt as a flaw, and if we are in especially dire cirumstances, no drugs, having failed two or so rolls to avoid penalties- Will rolls to avoid feeding the habit if the opportunity arises? Then this should become a thing.
>>36880723well that's fine since it was not meant to be a surprise
>>36880856- Penalties if not fed?- Will rolls to avoid feeding the habit if the opportunity arises? I think these two are accurate - Penalties for not getting your fix sounds good. Be it drugs or the bite.The will rolls to avoid penalties seems like just an advantage to ignore the flaws.
>>36880856>Penalties if not fed?> Will rolls to avoid feeding the habit if the opportunity arises?These two make the most sense. Will rols to avoid the penalties will jsut have people betting on a good roll, unless that roll has increasing penalties over time.Also add a resoruce management mini-game to keep them in check? or something similar to Hellborn's Bloodlust.
>>36880881>Constitution +1 -1 XP>Hitpoints +5 -5 XPWe are so fragile holy shit.
>>36880834Just who the hell is Charun?
>>36880856The problem with not having any kind of mechanical enforcement of the flaws is, that people will then just ignore the flaws.Since we don't feel the craving of the character, sometimes a willsave to avoid being distracted by the craving is necessary. And in particular circumstances, yes a roll should be made to see if we can avoid seeking someone out for or refusing a offered bite. Especially refusing a offered bite is something that should be accompanied with a willsave, because otherwise the flaw means nothing.Its like V:TM, no one would complain about getting into frenzy when he fails his frenzy roll. Thats why this exists, because losing agency of the character is a terrible prospect, and it incentives people, just as much as the character, to do things to avoid that.Stay away from vampires, take drugs, if especially bad let a vampire friend feed on us.The craving should never NOT be there. Just weaker in some circumstances.
>>36880881>Willpower +2I already see we are going to need that one heavily again.
I'm very cautious about character actions being dictated by dice.If I did that I'd list some DCs of common situations so that players can clearly see the level of risk they are engaging in.Example:Strange vampire offers to bite you: DC 10 to resistFamiliar Vampire: DC 15Or something like that. DCs could also change due to circumstances.
>>36880856>Penalties if not fed?Or not having taken drugs, those two should be the same.- Will rolls to avoid feeding the habit if the opportunity arises? This too, with modifiers for having taken drugs or not. If people have a issue with player agency, then have it possible to still refuse after failing, just for massive penalties.Not a must, just a suggestion in case people take issue with that kind of thing.
>>36881085>I'm very cautious about character actions being dictated by dice.As is only right.But the proposal seems reasonable, and especially combined with the idea of having penalties for not having taken drugs recently or having been fed on makes for a intuitive system, where, the more we are under mental stress, due to withdrawel, the penalties will make it harder for us to pass the DC.
Great thread pally and thank you for running!
>>36881085Sounds good.>>36881150Has the right of it I think. Otherwise You'll just see a character who has an "Addiction" that amounts to nothing but background fluff.
I've gotta crash. I will read any comments and suggestions posted in this thread before starting tomorrows thread.I will propose draft flaw rules in next thread, and use them if the players find them acceptable.Sorry if I've seemed slow, this is due to lack of sleep.
>>36881239It was a fair speed, and people were kept busy shitposting at eachother anyway.Thanks for running Pally.
I suggest giving the MC feelings of regret and selfhate for missing chances to not indulge in the addictions.And the same for doing them without Ash.
>>36881340How about, no?Regret, maybe, like any addict missing his fix. But self-hatred for staying strong? No.Especially not the second part, fuck that.
>>36881340>And the same for doing them without Ash.Literally, why?She can get bitten by who she wants.
>>36881374Because Ash is a friend and she's always done it with him, so there is some emotional build up there already. Lots of good memories, you know?Besides, it's definetly safer with him, and he cares for her. Trading that for any random vampire's fangs should have some emotional consequence as well, unless she's so far lost in the addiction, nothing else matters.
>>36881374Because Ash is her drug, and she's never taken any other strain of that drug?
>>36881447None of that is a reason to feel bad about getting fed on by another vampire.Its the reason why we are more likely to agree to be fed on by him.
>>36881447>Trading that for any random vampire's fangs should have some emotional consequence as wellI don't see how "trading" comes into the equation here?Sure, he is the safer choice, which is why resisting the urge is harder with him. But thats no reason to feel bad about letting another vampire feed on her. Especially not "regret and selfhate".>>36881465Actually, vampire bites are her drug.As far as we know there isn't anything different about his.
>>36881520Speaking out of things learned by asking Pally for something, Vampire bites are of differing strengths.
>>36881536All things considered, it seems pretty unlikely his is especially strong.
>>36881554Well, I'm not agreeing with >>36881340But you're right
>>36881536Would you mind re-asking such questions on his AskFM in the future (and now), IRCfag?
>>36881563Sure. Sorry, I forgot Pally had a Ask.fm
>>36881239>>36880856Thank you, Meister Pally, may your dreams be restful and full of joy.>>36880856>- Will rolls to avoid penalties?Yes, that sounds good. Maybe ramping up the penalties with time.
>>36880516Honestly I suggest keeping write-in out of the picture for most of the time till we're on thread four. It's much too heated still.
>>36880856I would prefer the following dynamics for the addiction/fangbanger traits>Players can always choose whether to indulge in drugs, but not indulging will cause penalties to dex, charisma and wisdom until we get some.>Players don't miss out on roleplay XP for not pursueing fangs, but don't get to turn down an offer of a bite unless there's a damn good reason like the death of a comrade>drugs have minor negative effects if indulged, getting bit has major ones.>Character development will give us the opportunity to overcome these addictionsThat's how I'd prefer it gets handled anyway. BTW I loved Paladin of Joy, Sireyi was a great character. I hope I get to like Shee the same, despite my abiding hatred of vampires.