Your name is Thomas Cairn, and you have no clue what you jumped into. Your dad was an infamous superhero known as The Red Rider, and he showed up dead in an alley about three months ago.When you were checking out a storage unit you inherited from him, everything changed. You gained his powers, a brain able to calculate faster than light, and an uncanny affinity for machinery.Using your powers, you were easily able to get into the world's top engineering college, Central Cosmopolis Institute. But just as you were ready to leave everything behind in your hometown, Comet City, and move on, one of your dad's "co-workers", John Salvos, stopped by. He had an envelope from your dad, inside was the key to a safehouse in Cosmopolis, and a letter from The Red Rider.The letter told you many things, including the existence of the murderer, Menace, a supervillain with unknown abilities. It also led you to your dad's lab/safehouse, where you passed copies of his notes on Menace to Mr. Salvos. Mr. Salvos was revealed to be the Superhero Swordsman when he showed up in a fight against the Supervillain Boombox. He provided you with an address, and you have just discovered that it was leading you to his base.Archived Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Superhuman%20LegacyPastebins:Tech Notes: http://pastebin.com/9uxS0teLPlot Point Notes: http://pastebin.com/q8wm3Lr3MC Notes: http://pastebin.com/aNFFXTCU>I have refined the system a bit through a new mechanic I like to call "All in Due Time", allowing for the storage of a critical success and using it later to change a crit fail to a fail, a fail to a success, etc. After a crit success is rolled, there will be a vote to save it or not. if you do save it, it counts as a regular success>Part 1/2
This is unreal, you remember when you first set foot in your dad's lab, and it was only a bit more intriguing than this time. Littering the space are what seem to be all sorts of gadgets that you don't recognize at first, but then you realize that most of them are only spare parts. Thinking on why Swordsman would need them, you look over at the metal suit in the pod. It doesn't look to be powered, and it didn't make any noise at all when he was near you, so the only logical conclusion is that the suit is unpowered on its own. However, some more inspection around the room reveals a bunch of powered devices that are by no means silent. Maybe an external power supply? Whatever, you spent far too long this week researching other things, you have to remember to give yourself some time to cool down. Don't want to get any more insane.>Snoop around (Will require roll)>Wait patiently>Call Mr.Salvos>Inspect the suit (Will require roll)>Write-in
>>40514916>Inspect the suit
>>40514916>>Wait patientlyits wrong to snoop on your friends with out good reason
>>40514916>>Inspect the suit
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>40514916>Inspect the suit (Will require roll)
Rolled 1 (1d2)Time for a tiebreaker!1-INVESTIGATE2-Wait
>>40515024So are you going to use this>>40515021Roll?
Well then, investigate the suit it is!I need 1d100, aim high.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>40515039
Rolled 877 (1d1000)>>40515039
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>40515039
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>40515050Does that count as a 87 or an 88?
I cut off votes after 10 minutes, so the last vote for inspect counted, but I got the same result anyway>>40515050Excuse me sir...>>40515060Taking this and writing
Wait, yeah, that's right. There is an external power source, you can smell gasoline around here. Wait... seriously? He straps a generator to his back to use gadgets! That is THE dumbest thing you have ever seen, just shoddy really. On the other hand, this does mean that he has superhuman strength without any mechanical assistance. If you had to guess though, he isn't naturally this way, he obviously lacks the expertise to manufacture this suit, so the only logical assumptions are that he had help, or he stole the suit. Your mind wanders back to Dr. Genesis, a Supervillain from WW2 who tried to activate whatever causes Supers and win the war. Surprisingly, he wasn't a Nazi, but an American. Some say that he even succeeded in his efforts to make a Supersoldier, but he disappeared after the war, so who knows."Beautiful isn't it?" Gee, I wonder who it could be? No clue at all. And the sarcasm's back now, great."It's okay, really just a suit of armor, nothing special Mr. Salvos. I get the feeling that the armor isn't too important. But a generator, seriously?" There is a shocked silence for a time. You obviously surprised him, don't know why. Did he think you were clueless?"I should have expected that you knew who I was, but how do you know what I am?" Mr. Salvos seems genuinely shocked by the idea that someone would suspect that he was a Supersoldier, really, it was rather simple."Next time, make sure to at least try to make it look like the armor is doing the work." Really? He really thought he was subtle?! To think that you thought that he made this suit."Well, I assume that you don't know everything already and have some questions, so ask away." He seriously is offering answers, it's been a while since you got those.>How did you get your powers?>Who was my dad really?>Do you have any leads on Menace?>Write-in
>>40515401>>How did you get your powers?>>Who was my dad really?
>>40515401>>Who was my dad really?
>>40515401>How did you get your powers?
"How did you get your powers?" Seems pretty bog-standard as far as questions go, short, simple, to the point."Well, I'm not a Legacy like you. I got my powers through scientific alteration. You see, when I was a kid, I was always sick, Doctor said it was some sort of genetic disease. And you can't treat that with regular medicine, but my dad was rich and wanted his son to live. He dragged me all over the country looking for a cure. Dad found it in an old doctor, the answer was gene therapy. Every day for ten years, I would be stabbed with needles full of stuff that made me feel like I was even more sick. The doctor said that my immune system was optimal for the procedure, but every day I felt less and less sick. Finally, the last day of the treatment, the doctor knocked me out and sold me to the government. I don't even know which branch, but that's where I got the suit. I broke out and stole it." Huh, so gene therapy is plausible, some doctor can do it, and it causes Supers. Wait, what's a Legacy? You can guess, but what connotation does that carry?"Who was my dad really?" You have to know what he did, it's killing you."He was as close to being James as he was to being The Red Rider, he never changed who he was. The man was the same, mask or not. He loved Janice and you, talked about you all the time. He told me that he didn't want you to have to be like him, so somehow he locked your powers. It was ridiculous, I'd never known it was possible, but apparently Legacies can do that. If I had to guess, you broke them out. He knew that Menace was a threat to everyone, so he made a hard choice and suffered for it. He was a model Hero, that's why a good portion of the guests at the funeral were Supers."DAMMIT, more talk about Legacies, what does it mean? Also, you should check the Guestbook for the funeral. You didn't know that bit.>What's a Legacy?>How do I stack up to my dad?>Who was at the funeral?>Write-in
>>40515401>"Well, first off, I'm going to be fixing your armor up. I get you like the generator, or whatever, but honestly I just get a sick feeling in my gut at the thought of a goddamn superhero wearing a gas-powered generator as a backpack."
>>40515887>What's a Legacy?
>>40515887>>What's a Legacy?>>How do I stack up to my dad?>>Who was at the funeral?
>>40515887>>What's a Legacy?>Who was at the funeral?
>>40515887>>How do I stack up to my dad?>>Who was at the funeral?
>>40515887>What's a Legacy?>How do I stack up to my dad?>Who was at the funeral?>Do we have any one else we can trust?Also what that anon said, offer to upgrade his suit
>>40516002>Mind races. blurt out all the questions!
Writing then, luckily a few of these answers are simple.
>>40516048how bout no
>>40516130hell no fuck this we dont need this at all
>>40516191Are you opposed the joke of blurting out questions or just asking more than one because that's a thing that happens in dialogue?
>>405162212 things really 1 its the mind the races for thomas not the mouth and its never been a problem for him or his father2 i dont want to read 1 sentence 3 times over just for a joke its not fun or funny its annoying as hell
>>40516303Why are you so mad?
>>40515889Seconding this. We can ask for more info while we are making a suit that doesn't fucking suck.
>>40516326He is explaining why he disagrees.That is hardly mad anon.
>>40516381"hell no fuck no"And he didn't even pretend it wasn't him responding to that other post. He could say "I am against this" but he goes straight to "how bout no" 'cause he's apparently the boss around here.
>>40516440so, a burst of anger. Ok i will concede that point.Still, it hardly seems he is swearing and raging, so "so mad" seems disingenuous, maybe why are you mad? would be more fitting.
>>40516497It's a figure of speech based on convention for a more mocking tone."Y u so mad"
"Who was at the funeral?" That was an unexpected answer, you have to know."If I gave you that one kid, every Super from here to Tokyo would have their cover blown in a week. So no, can't answer that." Darn, no dice. That makes too much sense.You smile "Anyone I can trust?" Let's see if he catches that."Like I said kid, pretty much every Superhero on the globe owed him a favor, so anyone who is out to do good." He caught it!? Guess he's not as dense as you thought."What's a Legacy?" That is the important question, you don't like not knowing something, it feels unnatural."Oh, sorry, should have explained that. A legacy is a multi-generational family of Supers, like Captain Justice or Silver Bullet. Your family is pretty new, but I should catch you up on what we know about Super families. When a Super has a child, it normally has a slight variation in its gift, like Captain Justice gaining the ability to fly. It sometimes has to do with two Legacies intermarrying. Legacies are also normally more powerful.""So how do I stack up to my dad?""I wouldn't know, but he always kept an encrypted hard drive with his weekly psych evals on it. Might try to start there, but from my view, you are making stuff that he only dreamed of. Those robots were damned impressive.""Thanks, 50 pounds of force if you're wondering on the output on Boombox's speakers." He cringes at that. "But anyway, I get that the gas generator works and all, but it's loud, heavy, and offensive to my very soul. I can make something better in a day or two when I get back to the lab." You can't stand that stupid generator, it feels like a goddamn abomination."Thanks, Wrench made the toys, but he is notorious for taking shortcuts, so that will really help." He smiles at your apparent disgust for the wretched machine.>Can I get Wrench's number, we should discuss this.>Okay, well, I should go.>More questions (Write-in)>Write-in>>40516326>>40516497>>40516522Does it even matter anymore?
>>40516522Ah so your aim was to just be dismissive.Fair enough.
>>40516570>Can I get Wrench's number, we should discuss this.Having a proper mechanic kind of person around is always a good idea to bounce idea's off of.
>>40516570>>Can I get Wrench's number, we should discuss this.>More questions (Write-in)"Before i go any thing on menace"
>>40516570>>Okay, well, I should go.
>>40516630>Proper mechanic>Giant fucking wrench and hand chainsawUhm...
>>40516684Person who likes building shit alongside you and can find the right sized spanner.Better?
>>40516570>Can I get Wrench's number, we should discuss this.We should look for more supers, we'll need allies.>>40516571Pretty much, it didn't really matter as a discussion because the vote (includimg mine) was set for something else, and not for that joke
>>40516762im not letting some other nut-job in our lab the nut-job limit has already been reached and we will that out nicely thank you
Writing.>we should discuss this
>>40516815>willfill*i hate my phone
"Can I get Wrench's number? We have some things to discuss." As much as you despise his work so far, you haven't even met the guy. Maybe it was a rush job."Yeah, sure, but be warned. He's a little... eccentric. His powers are less about refined products like yours, more like slapping shit together into unholy abominations. But, he's always friendly... so that's a bonus." Great, another Madman Genius, seems to be going around. Still, occasionally you need someone to bounce ideas off of.Mr. Salvos hands you his number on a piece of paper, and you decide not to put it on your phone just yet. You have researched phone numbers a lot more since leaving Comet City, and you know this is a burner phone. Should probably run it through a payphone instead, there are more of them than you would think in the inner city."Before I go, did you find anything on Menace?" You barely thought about Menace before, but now that you are feeling more confident, it would do to learn something."I don't think I did." God, fuck this guy and his sense of humor, whatever, time to go.>Find a payphone>Go to the lab>Go to your dorm>Write-in
>>40517073> Find a payphone
>>40517073>>Go to the labTime for a bit of work before bed!
>>40517131Meant to post it but I forgot>The time is 4PM on Friday
>>40517073>Find a payphone>Go to the lab
>>40517148well im changing my vote thenthe old one will be deleted>>40517073>>Find a payphone>>Go to the lab
Okay then, writing.>Captcha keeps asking for sushiHow did it know?
>>40517073Lost, does Tom know of any supers and teams? Not personally just know they exist. Preferably the ones closer
>>40517277Hasn't been one nearby since they all merged into International Heroes United, but there is no local branch. Think Superheroes union.
Is Wrench basically a mekboy?
>>40517360I hope his favorite phrase is Gubbinz.
>>40517318What about solo fellas?
You decide to head to the lab and stop at a random payphone on the way, that way you can't be tracked. Besides, there's this nice Chinese place on the way to the lab, and you need something to eat while working on your project. Speaking of which, the final scan should be done soon. You choose a payphone close to Mr. Salvos' base, you figure Wrench already knows about it."Hello, who is this?" The voice on the other end seems a little scrambled, smart, voice recognition is a very powerful thing."I'm Thomas Cairn, you knew my father, and I would like to talk to you some time soon. When and where can we meet?" You know that this connection should be secure if Wrench is half as good as you think. But discussing this in public is probably not clever."Meet me at Salvos' place two days from now at 7 in the evening, bring a red rose and whisper that the cat has slipped the bag." Oh fucking shit, not more of this bull, guess birds of a feather flock together. Hey, you got that one right, that hasn't happened in a while."Okay, but only if you explain the abomination you created." Did he just hang up? Well whatever, fuck him. Calm down, you're getting upset. You pick up some Mongolian beef and fried rice from Uncle Wong's and head for the lab. You have to check that scan. The door opens with a beep and you put down your food. The scan shows that this should function properly, so you turn on the tablet and bring up the command screen. No time like party time, well, that streak was good while it lasted. You input the start command and a prompt comes up.>HOW SHOULD I ADDRESS YOU [CREATOR]?>Tom>Sir>Master>Red Knight>Write-in
>>40517422Pretty much any local hero is solo, but they often work together.
>>40517360He's Wrench, not Spanner.
>>40517673>>Siri dont want anyone knowing who we are so lets go with sir
Sir it is then, writing.
"Call me Sir." You don't want anyone knowing who you are, that isn't very smart at all. You already took precautions, such as implanting your biological scans into the programming at a fundamental level so that nobody could tamper with it without destroying the program."Very well Sir, I am RON your own invention, you designed me to help you with anything you need done, my main objectives are not yet set. I would recommend setting them so as not to waste time." Those Hyper-Processors are functioning great, and you already gave RON the wireless access to all of the machines in the lab. Of course, you also made doubly sure that he could not betray you. You've seen too many movies about that.You have been thinking about those designs for the Red Knight Suit for the week, but it would take you at least a month to do it personally, but this makes time a non-issue. RON doesn't have social obligations, so he can work on it. Unfortunately, RON won't be able to make improvements to designs on the fly, apparently that's a human thing. However, he is much better than you at multi-tasking without going insane.What should RON do?Choose one of these:>Work on the suit (Takes 2 weeks and $36,700)>Manufacture more Micro-Actuators (Takes an hour and $100 per pound)>Manufacture Nano-Armor (Takes one day and $500)>Manufacture a PG for Swordsman (Takes one day and $100)And Choose two of these:>Invest money and generally work to gain money. (Insert dollar amount to invest)>Work on patents and get them through the PO faster.>Search for information relating to Menace>Monitor your home in Comet City>Write-in
>>40518159>Manufacture a PG for Swordsman (Takes one day and $100)>Invest money and generally work to gain money. (Insert dollar amount to invest)2000>Work on patents and get them through the PO faster.
>>40518159R.O.N.>>Manufacture a PG for Swordsman (Takes one day and $100)Tom>Invest money and generally work to gain money. (Insert dollar amount to invest)3000>Monitor your home in Comet City
>>40518159>Manufacture Nano-Armor (Takes one day and $500)>Monitor your home in Comet CityAnd>Work on patents and get them through the PO faster.
>>40518159>Manufacture a PG for Swordsman (Takes one day and $100)>Invest money and generally work to gain money. 10000>Work on patents and get them through the PO faster.
Looks like PG, Invest, and PatentsPlease vote on amount invested>2000>4000>6000>8000>10000
>>40518382>4000Take it slow, sudden massive spikes in wealth would draw attention.
4000 it is, writing and eating.
>>40518382>4000That moment when you get an ISP or IP range ban message and wonder why you still live in a shithole
You sit down and start eating your dinner. First, you program RON to start on a Potential Generator for Mr. Salvos, you're gonna show up Wrench no matter what. Luckily, you have all but a few parts that you need to make it. The machines whir to life as you input the command, beginning to assemble the frame. Next, you decide to test out RON's business savvy, you give him access to $4000 and tell him to invest it and try to make money. Thinking on the subject of money, you tell RON to start patenting your inventions and shuffling them down the Patent Office, trying to make it as fast as possible. The estimate is roughly six months before you get results, a dramatic improvement from the suggested two years."Sir, the patent for the Micro-Actuators is almost to the end of the patent line, should I move to get it there faster?" RON is already on the case apparently, guess that you did a good job programming."Of course, so long as it's legal.""That is why I suggested it, you didn't place a utility priority mark on it, that is why it took so long sir, even if it went fast due to the impressive nature of the machine." Wow, guess you missed something after all."When will it be done now RON?""By the end of the week sir." Well then, you might want to get started on marketing those, or partnering up with a tech company. Anyways, RON can continue what he's doing here, and you can go home.>Go to the dorm>Work on something in the lab (What?)>Write-in
>>40518836>It is 7PM on Friday
>>40518836>>Work on something in the lab (What?)That new element that might be capable of blowing up if we leve it for too long
>>40518836>>Go to the dormTom does have a girlfriend
>>40518920Good call.Backing.We need to understand it as much as possible if we don't want an accident.
>>40518836>Work on something in the lab (What?) Cairnaisium
>>40518836>Work on something in the lab (What?)>>40518920Support
>>40518920Seconding>>40518950Girlfriend? Is that some sort of theoretical physics?
>>40518836>>Work on something in the labSee into looking for improvements into the micro-actuators.Bio actuators
>>40518920man I thought this was done for some reason.Lets research this.
Okay guys, infodump about Cairnsium, you did invest a TP so you know what it is now.
>>40518985>Girlfriend? Is that some sort of theoretical physics?no could sir its chemistry and biology is what it is.
>>40519032>>Idea get, Cairnsium Synthesislets us create more stably?With out blowing shit up?
>>40518836>>Jeana Graham (Girlfriend?, Architecture Student)When did we hook up with her?
i know we talked about this before but what if we got into some medical tech not full on genetic manipulation but like bio-sprays and injecters to quick heal mild trumas to the body like deep cuts and 2nd degree burns>>40519091last thread
>>40519032In that case, >>40519057 to maybe integrate it into the generator we're making.
>>40519111>>You also manage to set up and go to a date with Jeana at a jazz club>>playing impromptu charades.I guess the question marks there for a reaons, I thought you'd just say love interest
>>40519214its says girlfriend so i went with what you said tho there is a question mark.
You have been studying the Cairnsium core for a while, and you finally cracked what it was this week. Cairnsium is a synthetic element that was created when your Potential Generator Prototype. It is not fissionable, or even radioactive, and the reason for this is its atomic makeup. Cairnsium lies in the second island of stability on the Periodic Table. This is the point where the halflife of a material no longer increases with atomic number. From what you have gathered, Cairnsium was created by your prototype imploding and drawing in oxygen so densely that it fused them together. So the thing is, you created cold fusion, and the result was not what anyone expected. It stands to reason that you could replicate this process stably if you were to invest time into designing something to do so.You check "The Boom Room", and the core is still there, unchanged, still at its normal output of 10,000 Megawatts. You could probably integrate this into the Generator for Mr. Salvos, but then you would have to rely on yourself replicating the process. Also, the gadgets Swordsman uses don't need anywhere near this much power. It would probably be a waste of resources, but when you can create more, this could solve the energy crisis.Enough wild speculation on saving humanity for today, you should get going.>Call Jeana and ask her on a date>Go to the dorm>Work on something here>Well... you weren't INVITED to any parties... buuuuut>Write-in
>>40519386Call Jeana for a date in a couple hours and while we wait work on Salvo's suit deal, bit only with the generator, cairnsium is for our armour.
>>40519386>Call Jeana and ask her on a date Wanna go do more charades?
>>40519386>>Call Jeana and ask her on a date
>>40519465RON is working on the PG.
>>40519510Oh nevermind then Just date then.
>>40519386>>Well... you weren't INVITED to any parties... buuuuut
>>40519386>Call Jeana and ask her on a date inb4 shes a super
Roll me 1d100+10 please>>40519598>Implying I'm that predictable.
Rolled 18 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40519640
Rolled 73 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40519640Inb4 she's the main villian
Rolled 81 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40519640
>>40519691Stark is manifest>>40519686inb4 "Only if you get married."
>>40519691you killed it good sir
>>40519386Have Ron queue up a simulation group for when there's time on how to cut a sliver of the gunk off blowing a city up.
Inb4 Tom is the Menace but accidentally used his powers to make him forget himself.
>>40519777Could have phrased that better.>*To run when there's time
Well, the last date didn't go so well, but maybe you'll do better this time."Hey Jeana, it's Tom. Do you want to go play more charades?" She laughed, SHE LAUGHED, fuck, yelling."Yeah, maybe at a different venue, wasn't really into the whole flailing uncontrollably thing.""Well then, cross dancing off the list." There it is, she laughed again, maybe you're getting better at this. Why are you getting better at this?"What about we go to see ShakeDown at the park, they're doing a benefit concert and they're only taking donations.""Never heard of them, but sounds cool, and if it's for a good cause...""Okay, I'll see you there, meet me out front at 9.""See you then." That went really well, why did it go well, what's going to happen? Maybe things are turning up well for once.You start your car and drive for your dorm to get changed, you stop in and nod at Harry, then you change into a t-shirt and jeans to go to the concert. You practically leap out the door and jump into the car. You make it to the park five minutes early, you were just too fast, and wait at the entrance for Jeana. She shows up on a red bike and locks it into a rack."You ready?" She looks gorgeous, even in a ratty t-shirt, but maybe you're biased."Yep!" You head in and drop a fiver in the donation box, something about saving the seagulls or whatever.You and Jeana come out two hours later very satisfied, Jeana was right to suggest this, you had a blast.>Offer to drive Jeana home and put her bike in the car>Split up.>Write-in
>>40520076>>Offer to drive Jeana home and put her bike in the car
>>40520076>Offer to drive Jeana home and put her bike in the carChivalry.If she doesn't want to, she can always refuse.
To be honest, I don't know what I was thinking even making that a choice.Roll 1d100+20 because you did well last time.
Rolled 99 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>40520216Rolling for charming banter.
Rolled 32 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>40520216
>>40520231well fuckStark be praised
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>40520231>>40520216Charming as fuck/10
Rolled 12 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>40520216rolling>>40520231Well damn, hope our roomie is out somewhere else tonight.
>>40520252>>40520231WTF is going onStark wills it
>>40520231The charmingest banter of all.>>40520252>Second 99Does that count as a crit-success?
>>40520231>>40520252WHAT THE FUCK, PRAISE GOATEE JESUS, WRITING
Got 99 problems but charm aint 1?
Stark fucking wills it!
>>40520284Ultimate crit successSocial Analyzer Unlocked
Do you want to save one of those crits for later?>Y>N
>>40520309>Yif only because we only need one to get lucky with that +20
>>40520309no we must make it with a womanso we don't go crazy and build a robot waifu.
>>40520309ydo what Merc command does if their are 2 crits in one roll take one use the other
>>40520309>YYYYYYYYYI'm even debating voting to store both.>>40520307No, a total of 300 is the ultimate critical success.That wins us the game.
Okay, I don't even know what double crits would do. Writing
>>40520309this is awesome.we can use this on a gadget creation roll or something.
>>40520402>She proceeds to lust after us creepily for the remainder of our college career.
>>40520420I'd rather save the crit for an actually critical situation where the results of failure or even moderate success are catastrophic, instead of wasting it on some. Random invention
>>40520402>Double critWe either automatically get a perk or we make a new invention ideaeither way
>>40520402She proposes to us.
>>40520443Eh, maybe if we already (multi-)crit on an invention roll and want to push Cowboy's imagination even more.
>>40520402Success and minor bonus on the next roll?
"You wanna catch a ride with me?" Eh, worth a shot, what do you have to lose."Sure, just let me get my bike." Does she have a tone? You feel like you should be understanding something but you aren't. OH, what, why?She puts the bike in the car and hops into the passenger side. She seems like she's in a hurry to get somewhere, oh wait, is she nervous? What the fuck, how?Your brain is firing a mile a second, you don't even realize that you're driving until you are back at her place. You know that every dorm is actually co-ed, even if they are divided pretty much by gender, and there aren't any rules saying you CAN'T have guests. She takes you up to her room, and surprisingly, Monica's there, what a coincidence that those two are roommates. After a bit of negotiating, Monica decides to go to your dorm for the night with Harry. Oh boy, now he owes you.She gets in her bed and gives you the look... Hey Jim. What Rob? You know why I love my job? Why? This. You wake up in Jeana's bed, with her sleeping next to you. It is 7:00.>Get dressed and go get breakfast for her>Wake her up>Get dressed and go to breakfast>Write-in
Fuck, it weirded out my post.You wake up in Jeana's bed, with her sleeping next to you. It is 7:00.>Get dressed and go get breakfast for her>Wake her up>Get dressed and go to breakfast>Write-in
>>40520680>>Get dressed and go get breakfast for her
>>40520701>Get dressed and go get breakfast for her
>>40520701>>Get dressed and go get breakfast for her
>>40520680ctrl+s will provide spoiler tags for ya, for future reference.>Get dressed and go get breakfast for herCreepy stalkeres hype
>>40520701>>Get dressed and go get breakfast for her>>Write-inLeave a note that says "Breakfast. -Tom", just in case.
>>40520794Anon, crits are beneficial unless you... oh... oh... oooooooh.
Good job guys, I don't know if you remembered, but it's Saturday, there is no classWriting
On the topic of Cairnsium, we should contact Swordsman and have him ask some of his super hero buddies about it. It's a moral dilemma, really.It's an infinite supply of clean energy, I get that, but...it just screams "Supervillain Doomsday Device!" to me, so if it ever got stolen...bad things. A dilemma to present to the supers first, and possibly ask them to put priority protection on it if we do ever decide to unveil it.
Well that was unexpected, you were maybe expecting a kiss, but Jesus Christ, you weren't expecting that. Not that it was unwanted, just, a pleasant surprise. Well, she must be hungry and you're starving, Chinese just never seems to keep you full for long. Might as well get breakfast, so you slip out of bed, put on your clothes, and head down to the cafeteria. If there was a way that you could sing without looking like a total tool, you would. You decide on getting some eggs and bacon for each of you, and Harry's in line too."Hey Tom, gotta say, I owe ya one." He seems tired, as always, but he at least looks happy."How much is one Harry, like, if you had to put a price-tag on it?" You always joke with him about his dad's money, kind of how he jokes about you spending too much time on your car."Bro really, oh wait, sorry, just a bit out of it this morning.""Harry, you're out of it every morning.""Point taken."You wave goodbye to Harry, then take the plates back to the room. Jeana is still sleeping, so you leave hers with a note saying "Breakfast- Tom" and eat yours quietly. What should you do today?>Wait for her to wake up, say you had fun and go to the lab.>Leave a note and head to the lab>Go back to your dorm and change>Talk to Professor Brend about internship and employment opportunities>Write-in
>>40521218>Discreetly contact Salvos and let him know you've got a bit of a moral dilemma for him and a couple of his hero buddies to solve.>>40521163This anon raises a good point.
>>40521218>Wait for her to wake up, say you had fun and go to the lab.But only wait for five minutes before leaving. Don't want to be too creepy.
>>40521218>Wait for her to wake up, say you had fun and go to the lab.then>Discreetly contact Salvos and let him know you've got a bit of a moral dilemma for him and a couple of his hero buddies to solve.
>>40521218>Try to gently wake her by holding her hand>>40521163anons right >head to the Lab
>>40521242I dunno man. We don't know how the Menace is operating or whether he's compromised the Supers ring. We should tell anyone about the Cairnsium until we have a better means to protect it, I.e. our knight suit.
>>40521218>>Wait for her to wake up, say you had fun and go to the lab.>Talk to Professor Brend about internship and employment opportunities
>>40521163To reliably release such a power source, one would have to consider also releasing it alongside sufficient shielding technology in order to protect not only it, but everything else for when someone inevitably gets their grubby little mitts on it to weaponize.
>>40521276I'm sure Salvos will only contact heros who can be trusted for something like this.
>>40521258No, you have to roll for not being creepy, not like you were literally the most charming you could be.>>40521268Excuse me sir, but please refer to the stamp on>>40520680
>>40521218>>Leave a note and head to the lab
>waifu put out after three datesDisgusting slut, however science is pure.
Wait for her to wake up, head to lab, alert Swordsman to possible threat.you want to...>Mention that you almost nuked the city>Conveniently leave that part out.
>>40521280I'm not concerned about it being secured as much as I am someone trying to weaponize it.
>>40521401Bruh... double crits, what am I supposed to do?
>>40521411>Conveniently leave that part out.
>>40521411We'll leave out the details for now, but let's mention he should only bring people he absolutely trusts.
>>40521411>>Conveniently leave that part out.
>>40521305uh stamp what stampI thought i was trying a write-in option
>>40521463Suddenly, instead of being Amadeus Cho, you're Pythagoras Dupree.>>40521477Joke man, CCA and the joke that hand-holding is too lewd.
>>40521508Being sixth is always better than seventh
Okay then, don't tell them about your almost catastrophic failure. Just so you know, if you hadn't rolled that crit when failing, this setting would have been a lot more like Infamous. Anyways, writing.
>>40521415The point, anon, is shielding pretty much makes any weaponizing of it a great more deal able with prospect. Minimizing potential damage for maximum use.Or we just sit on it till we have a top tier tech company and build power station security complex's that could replace the worlds power grids.
>>40521629Our future self would time travel and be a dick?
>>40521629that feel when it you who rolled that saving 98
>>40521629I still want to stress the dangers associated with the material. Say that, with the right facilities, we can make it much more safely. They'll probably worm out that this could have gone horribly, horribly wrong on their own.
You decide to wait a bit for her to wake up, so you wait for about ten minutes, eating your breakfast. She stirs and then sits up and yawns, for a moment she seems confused by the breakfast on the nightstand. Then she turns around and looks at you."H-hey you're still here." Okay, you almost chuckled at that one."Yeah, wanted to say that I had fun and we should go out again sometime." Don't want to sound too creepy, that would be bad."I think I would like that." You say your goodbyes and go to your car. You decide that you should probably go to the lab and check on RON. You once again drive your car through the seedy streets and arrive at your lab again. The door opens with a beep and RON greets you."Good morning Sir, how was your night?""Great RON, now how did yours go?""Sir, the patent for the Micro-Actuators went through today, your investments increased in value, and the Potential generator should be done in a few hours.""Excellent work RON, please field a call for Swordsman now, I wish to discuss the core with him." you could get used to a robot butler."Hello, Tom, what is it?""Is this a secure connection?""Yes.""Good, because I need you to get any others you trust and take them to my lab.">Superhuman Legacy Quest 6 is over, but don't touch that dial, we still have to distribute points.>You got a Plot Point for ungodly Starkness, I'm still confused>You got a Tech Point by default, you should be proud>Your relationship with Jeana went up>Seriously, how did you do that?
>You have no Plot Points, these are given out when Thomas completes a goal. They can be spent for perks.[X]>Stark's Blessing: Gain a permanent plus 10 to charisma, Alcohol now increases Innovation (but not Instability), but when it wears off, Instability and Innovation switch.>Pym Power: Break-Downs are more catastrophic, but gain a plus 10 to Innovation (but not Instability).>I've studied all your moves!: Grants a plus 10 to all rolls opposing any opponent that you have seen fight before. (regardless of mind-altering effects)[X]>One with Nothing: Allows meditation to shave off 10 instability/hour with no roll.>Dreamer: allows the use of the action "Innovate!" once per day (in addition to other rolls called for by QM).>Paperclips and Superglue: Gives the new action "Slap it together", which allows the creation of one-use inventions within the timespan of 1d100 seconds.>AHAHAHAHA: Instability has a permanent plus 5, but Innovation gets a plus 10.>Oh I get it now!: Convert one Plot Point to 3 Tech Points.>Self-improvement: Choose a stat to give a plus 5 to.>SCIENCE, BITCH!: Permanently gain 10 Instability (but not Innovation) to increase Tech Points gained per thread by one.>Casanova: Improves Stark's Blessing by 10 Charisma and a decreased stress backlash from drinkingInstability is the percentile chance that you will break down, while Innovation is the percentile chance that you will create something interesting in the process of research.
>>40522038Shit, should say>You have one Plot Point
>>40522038>>SCIENCE, BITCH!: Permanently gain 10 Instability (but not Innovation) to increase Tech Points gained per thread by one.INCREASE OUTPUT BY 100%
>>40522038>Casanova: Improves Stark's Blessing by 10 Charisma and a decreased stress backlash from drinking
>>40522038Oh I get it now!
>>40522038>AHAHAHAHA: Instability has a permanent plus 5, but Innovation gets a plus 10.or>Casanova: Improves Stark's Blessing by 10 Charisma and a decreased stress backlash from drinking
>>40522038>>SCIENCE, BITCH!: Permanently gain 10 Instability (but not Innovation) to increase Tech Points gained per thread by one.the bottom three are amazing for the love of god pick one of those three
Oh god if we get Casanova when we drink for the first time ALL the panties will be soaked and dropped.
>>40522038> SCIENCE, BITCH!We are going to be the team armorer, so we need phat l00ts to give out.
>>40522038What does the action "Innovate!" Do? I dont think you ever specified
>>40522038CASANOVA!Guys Science bitch means over 1/10 chance of breakdown, come on
To stop potential samefagging, I am going to do a FINAL DESTINATION VOTEPost ONLY THE NUMBER of what you want>1- SCIENCE BITCH!>2- Casanova>>40522226I specified last thread.>>40522245I take best of three rolls, so no, you're wrong
>>40522038SCIENCE, BITCH!If you want an upgraded version of this:>It's science, I ain't gotta explain shit.
>>40522285>>40522301>>40522312>>40522322>>40522335This makes our critfails at 15 our lower at minimum.
>>40522339wrong sir, it has nothing to do with critfails, critfails are below 5.
>>40522339It also double the rate we research new gear. The sooner we get it the more shit we have in the long run.
>>40522339its stress that determines how bad the brake down is so even if we have a brake down if we arnt stressed then the brake down will be negligible
So, is anyone else eager to unlock the mysteries of Faster than Light space travel?
VOTE CUTOFFSCIENCE, BITCH! WINS
>You have one Tech Point, they regenerate slowly over time, you get one per threadResearched:>Potential Engine: Engine powered by Potential Energy, the higher it is, the more power it produces>Micro-Actuators: Nanomachines son>Hyper-Processors: Processors that think as fast as you>Nanoarmor: Uses Micro-Actuators to perfectly account for and deflect each blow from vital areas>Low-cost Potential Engine: Cuts the price of the PE into a fraction of the original without Jury-Rigging>Potential Generator: As is, the PE is low-yield, but with some thought you could power way more than a Jetpack.>R.O.N.: Robotic Operating Node, by applying Hyper-Processors to an AI, it increases its efficacy to useful levels.Un-Researched:>Plasma Blades: Exactly what it sounds like.>We have to go smaller: Miniaturize Micro-Actuators even more.>Jetpack: Aw hell yeah, Potential Engine in it's element.>Bio-Actuators: You have found a way to attempt integration of nanotech to a human. Highly Dangerous, but could be refined later.>Cairnsium Synthesis: You can manufacture more Cairnsium.>Psionic-Nullifying Waves: Read the tin.>Nano-Limb: Makes a limb of attached Micro-Actuators, requires some way to interface with the nervous systemNew Developments:Tech points can only be spent on unresearched tech.
>>40522402>Cairnsium Synthesis: You can manufacture more Cairnsium.
>>40522402>>Jetpack: Aw hell yeah, Potential Engine in it's element.Let's get the basics of our suit down before we go anywhere crazy.
>>40522377me im thinking personal flight with an integrated flight into our power suit >>40522402>>Jetpack: Aw hell yeah, Potential Engine in it's element.
>>40522402>>40522380Oh fuck I forgot to vote.Either way, shouldn't we have two tech points?Also this perk sucks dicks, guys we can concert plot points to tech and gain 3 times more, this just increases our critfail chance. Jesus christ
>>40522402>We have to go smaller: Miniaturize Micro-Actuators even more.Guys we could sneak 10x the amount of actuators in that jar if we make them smaller. It'll help us in the long run.
>>40522449thats a one time usethis perk is gives us 2 tech points for every thread.
I feel that I should reiterate something.>INSTABILITY DOES NOT AFFECT CRITFAILS, IT DETERMINES IF STRESS WILL BREAK YOU DOWN.There, in all caps while greentext, pay attention please.
>>40522449Well not critfail but breakdown, which is akin to CFingSprcially if we get Pym's, so I hope we don't
>>40522526By the way, can self improvement also be used to improve innovation?Can it be used to increase stability?
>>40522402>Bio-Actuators: You have found a way to attempt integration of nanotech to a human. Highly Dangerous, but could be refined later.
>>40522526since you constantly need to repeat that i have a question "if our stress is low and we do break down what would it be like to us?"
Cairnsium synthesis it is!I will be around to answer questions and comments for a bit. There should be another thread tomorrow, twitter is @xLostCowboyx
>>40522628Yes>>40522647If your stress is HIGH and your HIGHLY unstable, you will get a very damaging effect from my random rolltable most likely. If stress is LOW and you are STABLE, you will probably not get an effect from the table, and it won't be severe if you do.
>>40522652thanks for running
>>40522652How bad are breakdowns? Since anons want to increase instability for some reason.
>>40522710thanks for that
>>40522716It is affected by stress, which is increased through anything that bothers you enough.
>>40522748will the armor we are making have repulsers like Ironman's or do we have to come up with that.
>>40522748I kinda meant what happens. Do we throw shit around cursing? Or is it more I will destroy fucking everything to do with whatever caused this? R do we roll for that shit?
>>40522954Rolling for it.>>40522942Nope, but you can get to it eventuallyPlasma Blades may be a good idea at some point.
>>40523014Right. Is there a meter on how much stress we have at the moment? How much innovation do we have ?
>>40523079In the MC Pastebin.
>>40523014Does having a girl friend help with stress or make it worse?Or is it situational?
>>40523093What are the levels of stress? Cool as ice means almost none correct? Would hit as hades mean so close to breakdown?
I'm just looking and everyone wants us to be some sort of majestic dorky armor/weaponsmith for people. Dont we need to fight too? Plasma blades or Self Improvement would be good choices.
>>40523241We are pretty much going down the tony stark route, but instead of just being a genius, also able to mind meld with tech, which lets us use stuff like the BBEG from big hero 6 movie.
>>40523151Completely situational, like real life.>>40523203I don't have levels, they're more like descriptors, but you will be able to tel when it's bad, trust me.>>40523241You might want to, if fighting with your body is the plan, you've never been in a real fight, so you don't know if your powers help that.>>40523271Things can change in an instant, like when you almost nuked Cosmopolis, if you had, I doubt that you would even still be Thomas Cairn. Changes in plans can happen pretty quickly.
>>40523241we form what i can tell is that we are currently building our self up a with tech and with this new perk we can pick a weapon and utility tech to research>>40523328>You might want to, if fighting with your body is the plan, you've never been in a real fight, so you don't know if your powers help that.well i guess we take up a from of fighting like Boxing
>>40523328What would you have done if we had nuked the city? sped forward months later with the MC some kind of energy being/living inside tech?Or would we be looking at full body scarring kind of bad things?
>>40523413Different character, blast happened and then it becomes somewhat like Infamous with random Supers appearing daily. Thomas Cairn would have made a lasting impact on the setting, but not in a good way.
>>40523453Should have had a "Doctor Manhattan" entry on the roll table for the explosion
>>40523494Wow, a roll table for how you nuked would have been fun. Real rolltable went something like this.100-96: You made a new element that functions like the PE!5-95: Horrible blast scars Thomas for life and forces new MC while he recovers.1-4: Cosmopolis no longer exists... you fucked up superhard.
>>40523577ohh thank god i rolled that 98 then because damn
>>40523577What if we doublecritted (pass or fail) then?