You're currently in your room, legs crossed as you commence your daily meditation. Around you the world flows through its many twisting paths, with those around you being calm and at ease. In the nearby rooms you can feel your brothers and sisters as they go about doing their chores or practicing.You have no need to leave your sparse room just yet though. You do not need to leave yet, and no teacher has called for your assistance or presence. You prefer to let the world flow through you, even if it has been growing more chaotic and wild as of late. According to wispers you hear that the outside world has been getting more wild and chaotic due to a group of fanatics.Why any would willingly disrupt the balance of the world is unknown to you, and quite honestly troubles you for reasons you cannot describe.As you ponder these rumours you have recently heard, instead of focusing on reaching the true reality, you get a pulse from one of the masters. They wish to speak with you it seems. You uncross your legs, rise to your feet, and send a pulse back to the master that you are on your way.(Current Equipment: Novice Full Body Robes, Novice Neckbeads)>You have trained extensively with the staff, though not exclusively, and you are fond of the item. Take it and go.>The nunchaku, a weapon emphasizing speed over raw strength. It has always been a means to an end you favored. You spin it before catching both ends in one hand and leaving your room>A twin pointed staff/polearm. The elegent weapon, for it cannot be named anything else, has resonated with your mind on a instinctual level. You twirl it in hand and walk through the door>The body requires little more than its own fist. Go see the master, with confidence in your ability>There are a many weapons you could use, but one has been your specialty. Pick it up and go.(insert weapon)
>>39693787>>The body requires little more than its own fist. Go see the master, with confidence in your abilityCasting fist?CASTING FIST!
>>39693787>The body requires little more than its own fist. Go see the master, with confidence in your ability
>>39693787>>A twin pointed staff/polearm. The elegent weapon, for it cannot be named anything else, has resonated with your mind on a instinctual level. You twirl it in hand and walk through the door>>Just a tip OP. Try not to repeat yourself too often. A few sentences there were a little redundant, it can be jarring. Remember to proof read out loud, it helps a lot.
>>39693787>You have trained extensively with the staff, though not exclusively, and you are fond of the item. Take it and go.
>>39693787>>39693787>>There are a many weapons you could use, but one has been your specialty. Pick it up and go.(insert weapon)Everything is a weapon in the right hands. We can utilize everything.
>>39693787>>The body requires little more than its own fist. Go see the master, with confidence in your abilityFuck yeah monk wanderer
>>39693787>There are a many weapons you could use, but one has been your specialty. Pick it up and go.(insert weapon)Kama?
>>39693908Seconding this, improvised weapons forever
>>39693787>>The body requires little more than its own fist. Go see the master, with confidence in your abilityempty hand bitches!
>>39693908>>39693993Sounds good to me
Why is any weapon needed, when the body is the perfect weapon? You open your undecorated wood door and walk out to see the rest of the temple. On the floating rock you see buildings at rest as their occupants move in and out of the decorated shelters. You take a deep breath and let the clean air flow through your body while its energy flows through your mind.You turn and head down the steps as you feel the location of your master, though you do not need to, as he always awaits his students in the temple of solace. You pass by your brethren, mostly novices such as yourself. You do not know their genders or names, for one does not have the honor of showing their body or divulging personal details until they have proven to be be worthy.You walk into the temple of solace, feeling the sense of calm and focus it gives off in comparison to the rest of the mountain. You see the master dead ahead, twenty other students all cross-legged and with palms on their knees as they link minds. The master, looks up at you, his long white beard swaying as he does, and waves for you to come over and sit. You do so and sit next to another student before you sync with the rest of the class.>Cont
>>39694119Might wanna state when the votes are over.
>>39694143This.And improv weapons guy, don't feel down. Just pull up writeins during combat doing Jackie Chan shit.
>>39694194I like this. Jackie Chan style kung fu across dimensions.
>>39694194He didn't really write improv.weapons, he said "everything", which includes a whole bunch more than that.Which is why I didn't vote for it, improv.weapons fits better with bare hands.
>>39694238Saving babies, riding chairs down stairs, and jumping through ladders. All because we didn't want no trabble.
>>39694244Yeah, "everything" is kind of bullshit, the sort of thing it takes many lifetimes to do.But summing it up as Improv weapons would fit better because "everything" is a weapon, even the ground they stand upon, ya know?Besides, picking up "everything" and walking to our master with it sounds like a chore.
Your minds eye opens as you join the rest of the class. Around you your fellows rise as in front of you the master appears. He studies the class, making sure all are currently linked together in unison before stepping back. His step carries him farther than it should, putting him far away, and in front of you all a circle forms."I need two." The masters voice is old and scratchy, yet his mental words are filled with wisdom and power. The trainees, including you, all wait for two to walk forward, only for none to do so right away. The master looks among you with a small frown, seemingly dissapointed at the lack of volunteers. "None? Must i pick for my students?" In response you see a student walk forward and manifest a psychic staff in his hands. The master lets out an amused laugh. "Ah yes, always the one who likes his staff. Will we have our regular show today or a different student?" His eye's settle on you expectantly, awaiting your approach>Step forward>Not today, simply wait
>>39694312>Step forwardLets do this
>>39694312>>Step forwardBit worried, staves are pretty fucking mean if you know how to use it.
>Step forwardNigga dis here be some serious kung fu shit.
There is no hesitation inside of you. The master ask that you two spar against each other, and you have no right to deny his request. Your classmates move to the side as you walk forward, your robes swaying behind you in non-existant wind. Upon stepping into the circle you feel the world change slightly, and you turn your head to look at your opponent and sparring partner. You have dueled him many times, sometimes winning and sometime losing, though the outcome of the fight does not matter. What matters is that you show patience, skill, and improvement, all of which you are ready to put to use.Your opponent and you stop in the middle of the circle and turn to one another. His pupils are a light green color, peering back into your own eye's with determination. You both put your legs together and bow, a symbol of respect and honor, before coming back up at the ready. He spins his staff and then settles into a crouch with his weapon pointed towards you. You take a step back and proceed to put out an open palm while pulling a fist back.The two of you simply watch each other, awaiting the masters word. You do not take your eye's off of your opponent, for losing physical focus risk shows failure and dishonor, while examining the world with mental focus shows strength of will and unity.You keep watching each other, feeling the seconds pass by infinitely slowly, until your master slams his staff down. "Phase 1, begin!">d100, Best of 3, dr 45
>>39694351I wonder if we can kind of bend the rules of the fight since we're in some kind of psychic training zone?
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>39694536
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>39694536
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>39694536Bonuses for good write ins?
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>39694536
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>39694536Rolling for spring attack!
>>39694536Make sure to yell at every attack we throw at him/her. If Bruce Lee has taught me anything is that yelling = karate bad ass.
>>39694621As tasty as WATAAWwwww is, I would prefer a quieter beverage.
>>39694657We can save the pure kung fu screaming for boss battles. Don't want to lose our voice needlessly screaming for every punch.
>>39694699I can live with that.Besides, screaming is proven to have an effect on physical tasks, something to do with muscles yada yada, I dont work out enough to know. Of course, currently we are in some sort of mental communion spirit world shenanigans, so who knows if shouting actually does anything.
When the masters staff hits the ground you are already prepared. You spring forward at your opponent, fist raised, and punch the ground where he was just located. He/She, already flipped back out of your attack, and dashes toward you with his staff forward. You rise and go on the defensive as his stave flies sideways toward your head. You block with your forearm, feeling the blow both physically and mentally, before kicking upwards.Your foot connects his face and sends him stumbling back. You then go on the offensive while your opponents guard is down. You drop your leg, and when it hits the ground you use it to flip forward and drop the other foot on your opponent. This blow knocks him to the ground, his staff dissipating into thin air. You take a step back and regain your stance as he rises and reforms his staff.The master raises his staff and points it at you while looking among the other students. "Phase one, left student." The others put their palms together and bow to you, and then master raises his staff into the air. The metal staff is soon surrounded by energy, and he slams it back down to produce a cloud of smoke. You're forced to raise your leg as the circle becomes filled with narrow pillars that you both stand on. "Phase two, begin!">3d100, best of three, good enough write in grants bonus
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>39694851Rollin
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>39694851
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>39694851Stay defensive, anticipate his movements and try to counter when the moment is right.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>39694851
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>39694851Take a short hop towards the staff wielded and then vault towards them at maximum speed with a flying knee! An aggressive assault is key here, we don't want to get obliterated at range so we have to get close fast.
His staff will impede his balance.We should stay mobile and jump around a lot. He won't be able to do the footwork he wants and our hands are free to grab him or the pillars.
If these pillars are tall enough, could we duck around one or under his staff when he strikes then pin it against a pillar?
>>39694851He's going to try sweeping at our legs, but remember that levers work in both directions
>>39694917I like this
>>39695064It would end with a staf in our gut or crashed against our head, since you can't dodge while in the air.Jumping kicks from distance are a awful idea, especially against someone with a long weapon.
>>39695084hm, true didn't think about that
Your opponent moves first this time. He runs towards you, stepping across the pillars with ease as he approaches with his staff held behind his back. You flip backwards as his staff hits the area you were just located in, and then land as your palm stops an incoming attack just in time. The two of you look each other in the eye's for a second before you begin to fight.You knock away strike after strike while he blocks everything from kicks to punches. The fight is not stationary, with the two of you moving across the field of pillars above the others. At one point you roundhouse kick him off the pillars and into the abyss, and if he hits the ground it he/she loses. Instead he uses his staff to get stuck between two pillars, then spins on it and uses the momentum to fly upwards feet first. Surprised by the maneuver, you are unable to dodge as he hits you in the face with his heel and sends you flying off the pillar.You land on your back with a heavy thump, and look back up to see your opponent flip off a few pillars before landing in front of you in a crouch. You get back to your feet and retake your stance as the master raises his stave. "Phase two, right student!" The others turn and bow to your opponent before looking back at you two.>Cont
>>39695162Failed with a 82? Huh. Pretty steep DC increase.
>>39695192Dc 45, Best of three>82, 34, 13You failed
>>39695209Thats not best of three, best of three means the best of three rolls is used. You might mean average of three.
>>39695209Wait wait, that isn't best of three, that would be # of success system. Best of Three means if it is roll above the 82 wins, if it was roll below the 34 and 13 win.If you need two above 45 that would be a "# of" system, not best of.
>>39695209>rolled under and over DC>best of 3>still fail
>>39695225>>39695242>>39695278Oh then i see, my mistake. You do not have to roll next post then.
>>39695209The system you are describing would require 3d100 (which I suppose you asked for but noone rolled).Anon 1 rolls:82, 34, 13 This failsAnon 2 rolls:82, 50, 17 This passesAnon 3 rolls: 90, 82, 71 Crit SuccessAnon 4 rolls:25, 11, 40 Crit failUnderstand?
>>39695309What do you intend to use, then? I have nothing against average of three, works fine for me. I just wanted to know what it is.
>>39695312You could do a 3d100 with three players rolling a d100, it's not unheard of.The difficulty ramps up, but hey, /tg/ dice.
>>39695312cont.If thats the way you want to do it, next time ask for "3 rolls of 3d100" or somesuch.
>>39695329Yeah I was just going with the most common version of the system.
>>39695312You are correct but Xyber is new, I was talking with him in the weekend quest discussion thread.He should be alright once he settles on a rolling mechanic.
>>39695357Word. Well at least we got the dice cleared up. And without any rage or butthurt, that is an incredible feat!
>>39695379Yeah I know, thats why I was describing the system for him. Just helping out. Also fuck this CAPTCHA system of pictures...
You and your opponent go back to watching each other, waiting for the signal of your master. The next part is where you use your abilities to the fullest of your extent. Neither you nor him/her are better than the other when it comes to this, merely it comes down to your own personal skill with your fighting style. You keep waiting, feeling as if the minds around you are holding their unneeded breath as seconds turn into minutes.The wait is long and test the patience of both of you, yet neither of you twitch or flinch, remaining perfectly still. Your eye's bore into each other as your minds are allowed to prepare the usage of your powers. The master raises his stave, looks between you two, and then slams it down. "Final phase, BEGIN!"Novice fighting style:>Kinesis(Your body resonates the most with the higher planes and your powers show it. Your powers focus more on being physical and tangible, though very limited in creativity and range. Enhance your blows, make your body stronger, and more.)>Elemental(When your mind reached out it did not find the higher planes of consciousness, instead it found the true plain of the world. Your powers are a even mix of ranged and physical, but things resistant to the elements are resistant against you)>Nirvana(You reached one, you have found a Higher plane of consciousness! Though you are not yet one with it, nor fully even near it, you have a sense of enlightenment that others cannot touch unless they have reached one as well. Your powers are almost 100% mental or invisible, and rarely affect your body in ways that other can feel. Enhance your reaction time, think faster, attempt to read or control minds, telekinesis and so much more)>Other(Psionic, be creative, can be more specific:Lightning, air, psionic telekinesis)
>>39695556>Nirvana(You reached one, you have found a Higher plane of consciousness! Though you are not yet one with it, nor fully even near it, you have a sense of enlightenment that others cannot touch unless they have reached one as well. Your powers are almost 100% mental or invisible, and rarely affect your body in ways that other can feel. Enhance your reaction time, think faster, attempt to read or control minds, telekinesis and so much more)
>>39695556>>Nirvana(You reached one, you have found a Higher plane of consciousness! Though you are not yet one with it, nor fully even near it, you have a sense of enlightenment that others cannot touch unless they have reached one as well. Your powers are almost 100% mental or invisible, and rarely affect your body in ways that other can feel. Enhance your reaction time, think faster, attempt to read or control minds, telekinesis and so much more)Let's predict all his attacks and leave him frustrated
>>39695556>>Psionic. A blast of air to knock him off balance with a bolt of lightning coming from above to capitalize on the distraction.
>>39695556>>Kinesis(Your body resonates the most with the higher planes and your powers show it. Your powers focus more on being physical and tangible, though very limited in creativity and range. Enhance your blows, make your body stronger, and more.)Have to go with the classic.Even if it wont win. Maybe one day it would allow for throwing telekinetic punches from a mile away. Sounds cash.
>>39695649>Maybe one day it would allow for throwing telekinetic punches from a mile awayIt even says telekinesis in the nirvana entry you total pleb
>>39695556>Kinesis(Your body resonates the most with the higher planes and your powers show it. Your powers focus more on being physical and tangible, though very limited in creativity and range. Enhance your blows, make your body stronger, and more.)
>>39695623Its asking for our fighting style, not for something specific to do against him.
>>39695674There is a difference between telekinesis and projecting a punch, however.Maybe my wording was poor, I agree there.The difference is that you can do a lot more with telekinesis.
>>39695693>>be creative, can be more specific:Lightning, air, psionic telekinesis)I gave an example of what things we get out of psionics in our fighting style and how we might use it.
>>39695556>Nirvana (You reached one, you have found a Higher plane of consciousness!
>>39695719You described elemental though, not psionics.
>>39695704His point was, that "projecting punches" is explicitly not part of that powerset, because its just about enhancing your body.
>>39695719It was a pretty shitty example, since neither wind nor lightning has anything to do with psionics, and the term psionics is too broad for what OP asked from us anyway.
>>39695763Why do people keep picking powersets that do the opposite of what they really want?>these psions that want to be elementalists>these kineticists that want to be psionsWhat?
>>39695763Note that these are novice tier, and I am merely speculating.There is nothing to say that what is given as a description are the ONLY things that it does.Hence why I said "maybe" in the original post.
Alright, votes over.>>39695868I find this one quite interesting though, wish it had been put in earlier for others to maybe choose.
>>39695805Up next: water magicians that strengthen their blows by controlling the water in their own bodies
>>39695884I'll change my vote for it if it helps any.
>>39695907What part of 'vote closed' do you not understand?
You let your mind activate and be freed. The world becomes more open to you, showing the twisting paths more clearly, though you do not see their ends. You see your opponents body, seeing the surface of his/her form and muscles. You do not peer into his gender or actual appearance, for you would never disgrace yourself not him in such a way.Meanwhile your opponents staff burst into flame on both ends. They twirl it around through the air, both ends spewing fire for a second before they drop back into their stance. Apparently they're waiting for you to make the first move.>d100, average of three, good write ins for first three rolls grant bonus>Go on the offensive>Stay defensive
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>39695942>>Go on the offensive
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>39695942>>>Go on the offensiveFeint, wait for him to counter the attack that would follow the feint, then counter attack him as he executes it.>>39695959Thanks for nothing
>>39695942>Stay defensiveStudy your opponent
>>39695962You're welcome. Nice roll...
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>39695942>Stay defensive>He needs to reach you with the ends of his staff, so you need to make him overextend himself and get around his reach.
You believe that its best to engage your opponent head on for now. You rush forward at him, enhancing your mind so that you can see his attacks. You watch him as you charge, looking for a opening before punching forward. He doesnt move to dodge your attack, and you dont see his muscles move an inch, but when you do reach him he strikes.He spins on his foot, staff held outward as flames cover its tip, and dodges your blow without ever really moving. You fall forward, and before you can right yourself he raises his staff and drops it down on your back. In the real world such an attack would have killed you, but luckily in here it did not.You hit the ground as flaming pain runs up and down your spine, ruining your focus. Your opponent takes a step back, and you hear the masters stave hit the ground. His voice has a hint of dissapointment to it as he speaks. "Phase three, right student. Right student is phase master!" All the students turn and first bow, then kneel to your opponent. You pick yourself up and after bowing to each other the two of you walk out of the circle.The master steps forward, appearing in the middle of the circle as it dissipates back into mind energy. He looks among you all and shakes his head. He gives a wise smile as he speaks. "As you can see students, patience is the greatest asset." He gestures to you and your opponent as he talks, using the two of you as examples. You feel a bit dissapointed that you loss, but push it away as an unneeded thought. "Without patience one cannot reach, and if one cannot reach then unity is out of the question. Sit, and let me feed you the fruits of the mind."A few hours later the class ends. You all return to your bodies, rise, and thank the master for his help. You have the rest of the day to yourself, what do you do?>Go and fast while meditating, you loss due to your own incompetence>You feel hungry. Eat in your room then meditate>Find a suitable weapon to attach to your fist>Rest in bed>Other
>>39696336>Go and fast while meditating, you loss due to your own incompetence
>>39696336>You feel hungry. Eat in your room then meditate
>>39696336>You feel hungry. Eat in your room then meditateNo reason to punish ourselves, we fought pretty alright. Next time will be better though.
>>39696336>Go and fast while meditating, you loss due to your own incompetence.Mind over body.
Such a failure on your part cannot go unpunished. You leave the temple of Solace and head up to your room. Upon arriving into the sparse area, you walk into the middle and sit down with your legs crossed. You close your eye's and drift off into meditation, feeling the closest paths around you.You have been meditating for quite some time. You feel the energy running through your body, using it to control and calm yourself. You have gone over what you did wrong in your head multiple times, and you realize that your impatience was your downfall. You stretch your mind back out and feel that it is night. A large amount of your brethren are sleep, except those in meditation, studying, or guarding.>Keep meditating, attempt to draw closer to one of the higher planes>Go out and train under the waterfall of clarity>Head down to the crystal caves of brevity>Get some rest, you have earned it>Other
>>39696818>Go out and train under the waterfall of clarity
>>39696818>>Go out and train under the waterfall of clarity
Rising up and drawing your mental mind back into its body, you open the door to your room and look out at the night sky. The night air is even more comforting than normal, and you see mostly guards, and masters in the streets. Heading down the steps, shoes clacking against the stone steps.You dont manage to reach the bottom though, for you suddenly feel the air disturbed. You feel an unnatural presence, one filled with hate and anger approaching the temple. You turn towards the gate and see a few guards rushing out of it for some reason. You start to walk the rest of the way down, when a massive ball of fire hurtles through the air. It hits the wall above you in a mighty explosion, that sends you flying off the walls and onto the hard ground below.You hit the ground, and your immediatetly knocked out as your mind senses disarray and chaos going on around you...>Cont
You slowly open your eye's as pain runs through your body. Your head hurts both physically and mentally as you sense loss around you. The world seems to be burning, and you hear the screams of your brethren in your head. You turn your head and see the eye's of a dead novice. Seeing the face scares you and causes you to move back and look at it with fear. One of your brethren is dead?!Before you can think to long on the thought you hear metal hitting the ground hard. Looking up you see a man coated in metal plates falling to the ground, his chest pierced by the metal staff of one of the guards. Another armored man, with a sword in one hand and mace in the other, charges the guard and they make battle for a few moments before the mace slams into the guards head.The guard falls to the ground with blood leaking from his skull, and his double-sided pronged staff rolls over to your feet. Feeling his mind leave the mountain hurts you, and you look up to see the armored soldier facing you. He takes a step towards you and looks down at you through the skits of his helmet. When he speaks his voice is filled with hate and disdain. "Get up heretic, and revoke your foul practices!" You dont move, frozen with fear, and he lets out an angry grunt. He takes a step forward and then breaks out in a run towards you. "Then die where you lay mind flayer!">d100, average of three>Grab the metal pronged staff and attenpt to skewer him with it(dr 45)>Rise and run away(dr 30)>Get up, flip over him, and run(dr 45)>Get up and face him(dr 55)>Run towards him, flip, grab his shoulders, and slam him down(dr 80)>Other
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>39697346Rollin' nat 100
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>39697346>Grab the metal pronged staff and attenpt to skewer him with it
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>39697346>Rise and run away(dr 30)
>>39697369>>39697382>>39697385Amazing. I love it.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>39697346>Grab the metal pronged staff and attenpt to skewer him with it(dr 45)
Waiting for any choice to reach three votes.
>>39697346>Grab the metal pronged staff and attenpt to skewer him with it
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>39697346>Rise and run away(dr 30)
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>39697346>Grab the metal pronged staff and attenpt to skewer him with it(dr 45)
Seeing him charge frightens you. What can you do against someone so heavily armed and armored? You look around frantically and see the double pronged staff in front of you from the guard. You start to reach for it but as soon as your hand comes near your hit by the aftershock of one of your brethren dying. You never were prepared for this, the loss of friends and family, and due to your specific power the effect was only amplified.You fall back in pain, letting out a muffled scream as your mind is filled with the pain of his death. You start to writhe on the ground, barely registering the armored man standing over you. His voice if filled with slight disbelief. "Guess the legends are true. You mind flayers cant accept an honorable death, instead killing yourselves with your own powers." He raises his blade high above you as he looks down at your squirming form. "I grant you release heretic, may the high god burn you for eternity." He swings his sword down, and it seems this will be the end of you.Then halfway through his swing his chest is pierced by a flaming staff. He stops, seemingly in shock, and then falls forward and lands next to you with a metal clang. You look up to see your sparring partner above you, reaching down and helping you up. You can barely stand though, for the pain of so much death is ringing through your head still. Your brother silently drags you away, and you hear the sound of fighting all around you.Your brother takes you somewhere, drops you off onto a bed, and then bends down as he/she connects their mind with yours in an attempt to heal you.>d100(dr 25)
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>39697883rOLLIN
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>39697883
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>39697883
...We're kind of a pussy, aren't we?
>>39697985Yup, histories worst psychic monk.
>>39698023Like a githzerai crackbitch.
>>39697985>>39698023Don't worry this is just the start of the Jackie Chan adventure.
>>39698107Probably, we will most likely get some dice mods at some point, I doubt it will be pure luck based for the most part.
You feel your brethren's calming and soothing presence in your head. He/she reaches out and grabs your shoulder before locking eye's with you. The pain slowly goes away and leaves your mind, and you almost let out a sigh of relief as the horror leaves you. The feeling of your brethren dying though is still stuck in your head, but it has been pushed away to let you focus back on the real world.He nods to you, and you nod to him. He grips your arm and rises up with you, and you see that the two of you are in the Temple of Solace. You see a number of other novices in here, some still ok, some wounded, and others dead. Before you can think on it though your brother directs your vision to you and makes the symbol of serenity.You follow suit with the symbol of clarity, and the two of you touch hands as your mind calms down once again. He/she then reaches down and picks up a pair of Katar, the ones belonging to a guard, and hands them to you.>Take the Katar>Decline them and pick up the spiked gloves from a dead novice>Find a different/real weapon(insert)>Decline them period, but thank your brethren for his/her gesture>Other
>>39698249>Take the Katar
>>39698249>Find a different/real weapon(insert)A dagger. Useful in AND out of combat.
>>39698249>Decline them and pick up the spiked gloves from a dead novice
>>39698285It should be something that actually works with our primary combat style.
>>39698249>Decline them and pick up the spiked gloves from a dead noviceShould be most effective with what we know
You shake your head, physically and mentally declining the Katar. You turn and look down at a nearby dead novice, and your brothers eye's follow your gaze. Though it pains you to do so you must take the precious weapon from your brethren. You bend down and begin to unstrap the weapon from your brother as the sounds of combat grow closer. The gloves come off easily, but upon touching them your struck with mental pain.You fall to one knee, and your other brother puts a hand on your shoulder while mentally comforting you. You thank him/her, take the gloves off, and put them on in time for the main doors to be blown open by gold fire. You see one piece of debree crush your allies, and you turn away before the pain can overwhelm you.Through the hole you see 30 armored men charge inside, and walking in with them is one with both larger and better armor. A few moments later you see guards enter from other areas, charging at the soldiers, and with them is none other than your master of the temple. As the two forces clash you see the master and the golden knight face each other, and your out of range to hear. Meanwhile the novices and others are being moved and evacuated deeper into the temple>Assist them in evacuating>Head with the others>Stay and fight(dr 45)>Head deeper into the temple of Solace>Other
>>39698702>Stay and fight(dr 45)
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>39698702>Stay and fight(dr 45)
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>39698702>Stay and fight(dr 45)
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>39698702Fight and give our boys time to escape!
>>39698753>>39698785>>39698826>missed DC by 1Thats some shit...
>>39698826This better be a success, OP. Third roll is over the dc!
>>39698856Average of three.So it depends on if he rounds up or down, since we got some 44,66..
>>39698912>>39698848I have 34, 21, 79 on my screen. What do you guys see that has 44, 66?
>>39698965I thought we went with average of three now? Which would be 134/3?Or how do you do it?
>>39698965Must be an error. I see 78, 65 and 93.
>>39699021>34, fail>21 fail>79 success2/3, you failedThought that was how most QM's did it after all. Or is there a current QM here to tell me im mistaken?>>39699044Made me kek
>>39699134Its not how average of three works, but its a way to do it too, I suppose.
>>39699134....no, that's not what they do at all.When they say best of 3, they mean HIGHEST of 3 rolls, not number of successes.
>>39699194He isn't using Bo3, he's using average of three.
>>39699134That's called a 3d100 and most QMs that use that system take the best of three rolls of 3d100 (or more commonly 3d10).Averages are not involved in this system at all.
>>39699207>Thought that was how most QM's did itmost QMs don't use average>>39699134>>39699194you might think that it horribly favors players, but you would also be very, very surprised how often people fail.
>>39699238He obviously meant how most QM's use average of three, since he explicitly wrote>d100, average of threeA few updates back to clarify the system.
>>39699234>>39699238Regardless if we are using average of three we need to dramatically scale back our aggression or we'll get our ads handed to us every thread.
>>39699323Except we aren't.
Basically what I though happened was this:Anon 1>45, successAnon 2>24, failAnon 3>90, successBut if its the other way then sorry. Ill do 3d100
>>39699426Its no issue, we all learn at first. Just want to know what exactly we are going to do now.Bo3, so success if any dice is above DCAverage of Three, Results addded together/3 needs to be above DCOr 2 successes out of three, two rolls need to beat DC.Of course the last would drastically decrease player chances, but if it fits th story.
>>39699426>Ill do 3d1003d100 WHAT!? Best of? Average? The only issue here is that we don't know which you're using.
>>39699490>Of course the last would drastically decrease player chances, but if it fits th story.a DC 45 has a....57.475% chance of succeeding. Damn.
You cant allow your brethren to be harmed, and now that you have partially recovered you feel that you should assist. You rise, look back to your brother and nod to him. He gives you a mental warning about the dangers but you send him a mental flash of determination. He nods to you, and then you put on the spiked hauntlets before heading to assist the guards.You head in first and encounter another armored man, this one with a shield and a sword. You attempt to punch him, but he blocks with his shield and you are forced to pull back and move away as his sword slices through the air. Meanwhile your brother kills one man by burning him alive, and then slamming the tip through anothers chedt before engaging a third.You're not doing as well as him though. The man in front of you can block almost all your strikes, and even with your agility his shield is too strong to pierce and too large to get around.>Use telekinesis and attempt to take his shield(dr 30)>Attempt to hurl him at another soldier(dr 60)>Run forward, slide under him to trip him up, and then punch through his back armor(dr 50)>Pick up a nearby sword and use telekinesis to skewer him with it(dr 30)>Write-in
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>39699648>Use telekinesis and attempt to take his shield(dr 30)
>two successes out of three, and best of 3d100
>>39699666that's two different systems of rolling. Try again, what system are you using?Are you perhaps trying to say>Two successes out of 3 rolls of 1d100?
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>39699648>Use telekinesis and attempt to take his shield(dr 30)
>>39699666Just say you're using a system similar to Shadow Quest. It was where that system got started.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>39699648>Use telekinesis and attempt to take his shield(dr 30)I guess we can sort the dice issue out later, high is still good.
Best two out of three of 3d100, how does it sound?
>>39699862I have no idea what you are trying to say, do you mean two successes necessary? because Best two out of three is kinda redundant, since you only need one to get over DC with Bo3.
>>39699862Meant best two out of three rolls of 1d100 sorry
>>39699862what you're saying implies 9 rolls of d100This is exactly why I made this post. >>39699729
Alright. Ill just do Best of three, not trying to upset anyone
>>39699932No one is upset, we are just trying to figure out what style you are using.
>>39699932The problem was never your choice of system, the problem is that it's taking multiple tries for you to explain which system you ARE using.Flipflopping only makes it harder to understand.
You use your mental powers and reach out to the soldiers shield. You 'grasp' it and then rip it away from him and hurl it away. The soldier stumbles forward in what seems to be surprise, and you uppercut towards him with your spiked fist.The spikes goes straight through his helmet and into his face before the rest of the blow jerks his head back, blood flowing out of his puncture wounds. He lets out a scream of pain before falling backwards and clutching at his helmet.You then turn as another group of soldiers approaches, only for them to be burned alive by a jet of flame from your brethrens staff. You thank him, and then turn to see the master fighting against the gold knight.The two of them fight furiously, the masters eye's glowing as he pours his energy into his staff. Meanwhile the knight blocks each strike with his glowing shield or parries with his golden sword. The two of them do not cease for a moment, and at one point the knight sweeps his blade where masters face would be. The master slides by the attack and rises in a spin to knock the man down.Before he can strike though the master is hit by the hilt of the sword, and he clutches his head until the knight turns and skewers him. There is horror in your eye's and mind ad you see your masters shocked face let out a cough of blood. The knight looks at him and speaks with tempered fury as he pushes the blade deeper. "This is the fate of all heretics old man. One as wise as you should have known that." He then rips his blade free, and the master falls to the ground without his staff.You turn to run, but then your brother runs forward, dodges a sword strike, and grabs the masters staff before running back to you. He/She grips your shoulder and points to the entrance way, and you look between him and the soldiers.Average of three rolls of d100.>Keep fighting, there arent many left(dr 60)>Run away with your brother(dr 25)>Attempt to kill the gold knight by skewering him with a sword(dr 80)>Other
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>39700213Please don't use average, they suck so much. Notice how we never pass a roll?>Keep fighting, there arent many left(dr 60)
>>39700213>Distract the gold knight by throwing anything we can while our comrade tries to heal the master
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>39700213>Keep fighting, there arent many left(dr 60)>>39700258Averages aren't bad, it just means high-DCs will be pretty much never taken because they are basically impossible to pass.It definitly requires more adjusting.
Alright, this is the last edit. Best of three rolls, thats what im doing for this turn and in the future.
>>39700213Just use best of three. So you look at the first 3 rolls. Pick the best one. If it passes DC, we succeed. If not, we fail. If there is a 1 it is a crit fail. If there is a 100 it is a crit success.
>>39700288I always dislike how you basically never fail with Bo3. It makes things way too easy.
>>39700303I agree it's a little too easy, but better than never passing or only taking the easiest options. OP can just bump the DC's up if need be.
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>39700213>Keep fighting, there arent many left(dr 60)
>>39700319>OP can just bump the DC's up if need be.Also true, I guess.
>>39700319Then it would definitly be better to ask for rolls after picking the option, otherwise people start picking High DC when the first thre roll high and such.
>this massive clusterfuckQuest looms interesting but holy shit. Go read some other quests Cyber.
There arent many left, and you feel that with a mix of patience and skill you two can succeed. You and your brother stand back to back in your separate stances as you're surrounded by the last ten remaining soldiers. You let your mind settle and flow through the world, feeling and seeing the possible actions of your opponents.Three soldiers charge you at the same time, and thanks to your thinking speed you see how and when they will strike. As the left soldier swings his blade downward you move and elbow his shoulder while pulling his arm.There is a loud snap, and scream until you let go of his arm and punch him in the back of the neck. The other is already on his way, but you use telekinesis to send the dead mans blade into his partners throat. He gurgles blood, dropping his weapon as he grasp at his throat, and then falls back on the ground.The last soldier doesnt hesitate to charge you, screaming about you being a heretic, he attempts to stab you. You move to the right, and punch into his chest twice with the spiked gauntlets. He stumbles back and then falls to the ground dead. You look back to see your ally finish his enemies and nod to you. Now all thats left is the slowly and confidently approaching gold knight.>He killed a master, he can definetly kill you. Run away with the others>Head a different path into the temple>You two can take him your sure of it. Engage the man>Attempt to distract him by throwing objects as the two of you run away
>>39700644>>You two can take him your sure of it. Engage the manTime to unlock our true powers... or you know, die.
>>39700644>Attempt to distract him by throwing objects as the two of you run away>>39700573Eh, thats a huge exegerration, a few misunderstandings are hardly a clusterfuck.
>>39700644>Attempt to distract him by throwing objects as the two of you run away
>>39700644>>Attempt to distract him by throwing objects as the two of you run away
Alright roll a d100, dr 55
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>39700966
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>39700966try again shall I?
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>39700966
As the armored man approaches you can feel his power. It is foreign, and strainge, but you can tell that it is not something to be trifled with. You use your telekinesis and begin picking up nearby objects with your "hands", before throwing them at the knight.Meanwhile you and your brother back away as he keeps advancing with his shield raised. Your brother shoots off another gout of flame that failes to harm the man, but does prove effective in slowing him down. This isnt enough however, for now its best to just run as fast as you can.You turn and tell your brother that its time to go, and the two of you turn and run into the innards of the temple as more troops come through the hole. The two of you run into 40 guards with spears aimed at you, and then pass once seen to be novices. You arrive in a room full of people, and turn back to see the gold knight advancing with his troops.>Help defend your allies>Run right at the gold man, he killed your master>Use your telekinesis to stop them from advancing>Attempt to run deeper inside>Other
>>39701417>>Use your telekinesis to stop them from advancing
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>39701417>>Use your telekinesis to stop them from advancing
>>39701417>Use your telekinesis to stop them from advancing
You turn to the hall as the guards prepare to engage the soldiers. They cant possibly be expected to hold them off long enough for everyone to escape! As this thought crossed your mind you remember the most important thing you have, your mind. You open it back up and let the world into it, feeling the chaos and death around you. It hurts at first, but you soon manage to find your own mental calm.You raise a hand, your eye's glowing, and push forward hard with an open palm. Nothing happens at first until the whole group of soldiers, including the man in gold, are sent flying back with a yell and landing in a metal pile. You pull your hand back, surprised at your attack by letting your mental powers free, and the guards look back at you with respect and thanks from what you can see.At first it seems you all are finally safe...and then the ceiling above you explodes. Brothers and debree fall down and crush many people, while you narrowly dodge a falling statue and rise next to your brother. The walls as well seem to be crumbling, as before your very eye's the shaking temple falls apart. You crane your head up and see the whole ceiling collapsing and falling towards you.>D100. Just d100
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>39701659
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>39701659
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>39701659
I still don't understand what system we're using. Can someone explain it to me?
>>39703084>Best of three rolls, thats what im doing for this turn and in the future.
Im a cruel twist of events my whole internet died. I am quite sorry about this, and ill write final post now.
>>39705461Thanks, hope some people see its not dropped.
You have to do something! The ceiling will kill both you and the rest of your brethen if you dont think fast. You speed up your reaction time and thought speed, forcing everything around you to almost move in slow motion. You think of all the possible things you could do, telekinesis, a warning, run, but all these are futile. Your not strong enough to stop all of that, and its too late to warn or run.You start to become desperate, how will you save your brothers? You search your mind for so many possible ways, and soon you find something new, a spiral of energy in your head one could say. You feel that it can save you and your brethren if you use, and you have no time to questions its abilities.You raise your fist, look down at the ground, and punch with all your might. There is a loud distorted boom, and then everything gets covered in purple energy. As it works you feel an extreme drain on your body, and you black put as everything dissapears...>Thread endWas fun guys, hope you enjoyed, sorry about my internet failing. Any tips?
>>39705515Well, not sure if anyone else is around, but I enjoyed it. Beyond the dice issue, that seems settled as far as I can see, there wasn't any problem with the quest.I guess update speed got a bit slow, but no helping that.I would suggest archiving it on suptg so the player that left by now can see it got finished.
>>39705549Um...could you do that for me? I dont know how.
>>39705552I'm terrible at descriptions, but I will give it a shot.
>>39705552http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.htmlPut it in. Sorry for the shitty description.I hope at least the people who participated see it still exists.Usually people make a twitter to inform about runtimes.
>>39705609Well ill run next friday if i dont run today. Thank you for your assistance.
>>39705640No problem, I would like to see this one going somewhere. The concept is great, and it shows on a lot of stuff that you did your homework on quest running far more than the average new QM.If you run today or next friday, its probably a good idea to give people a heads up in the weekend quest thread.
>>39705659Thanks. Im planning for it to be more mental and emotional with a mix of the physical. Also i have to write up the next universe we go to...and im heavily leaning on either cyberpunk or steampunk.
>>39705659Alright i made a twitter. https://twitter.com/BountyMerc?s=09