You are Charlie Dennet. Magician, student and roommate to Superheroes. At least, you think their superheroes. Currently, you are busy scrawling away on the inside of a pizza box, muttering to yourself about some gibberish or another. Truth be told, you aren't even sure if what you're writing is English. Magic is like that at times. But, the one thing you are certain of is that, if your theory works, you should be able to teleport. It'll take you about 15 meters, tops, but at least it'll look cool! Finally, you finish the last of your scrawling and lean back into the couch, sighing with relief. When inspiration strikes you in regards to magic, usually, your options are to drop whatever idea you're having completely or jot it down. Unfortunately, it seems your inspiration struck you as you were in the middle of 'Pizza for breakfast' with your roommates Tim Drake and Conner Kent. Anita Fite is still pretty miffed about the 'whole you jumping into her dreams and injuring her' deal. You'll probably have to make it up to her. As Tim reads his book and nibbles on his second slice and Conner, somehow managed to keep his fourth from falling out of his mouth, despite both of his hands being on his Xbox controller, you can't help but feel the need to ask >A. Hey, just to clarify, are you guys Superheroes or Supervillians? >B. Hey, how much do I owe you for the pizza, Tim? >C. Do you guys know any other users of magic? Besides Anita, I mean.>D. Do you guys know where I can get a job? ------ >Bank Account Balance: $290>Rent Due: February 1st, 2016 ($500)>Current Date: January 14th, 2016Last Time on Struggling Student Quest >You outted yourself as a user of magic to your roommates!>You learned your roommates are super-powered vigilantes! >You finally discovered another user of magic and promptly injured her >You learned to astral project and harm incorporeal beings! >You learned a new spell based on Anita's ability to teleport!
>>45037561>>B. Hey, how much do I owe you for the pizza, Tim?
>>45037561>A. Hey, just to clarify, are you guys Superheroes or Supervillians?"Not gonna snitch or anything. Just wondering what I should expect having you all for roommates."Also ask if he knows of anyone hiring.
>>45037561>>B. Hey, how much do I owe you for the pizza, Tim?>D. Do you guys know where I can get a job? Gotta try to make up for our magical sperging.
>>45037561>D. Do you guys know where I can get a job?We're not a Wayne, it's not like we have money that we can throw around
>>45037561>A. Hey, just to clarify, are you guys Superheroes or Supervillians?Either or, can I get an application?
>>45037561>D. Do you guys know where I can get a job?
>>45037561Hey guys, know anyone who's hiring?
>>45037561"Hey, do you guys know anywhere that's hiring?" You ask as you reach for another slice. You're only on your second one, the drive to write down your magical theory far too great to have been ignored. Tim glances up from his book just as Conner shrugs and remains focused on his game. For a moment, Tim looks as if in deep thought but then his expression clears and he smiles sadly. "Not really. At least, not any place that's hiring part-time and would be willing to work around your schedule as a student. But then again, I work...irregular hours, so maybe I just have a skewed view of things" he says before marking his place in his book and setting it down. "Though...I think the book store Anita works at is hiring and I think it might be just up your alley" You wince and Tim gives you an understanding look. You're not particularly big on asking Anita for favors...especially after you nearly crippled her arm just a few hours ago "What do you mean, it'd be 'up my alley'?" "I can't be certain, but I'm pretty sure it pertains to wizards or witches or warlocks, or whatever it is you magic-people call yourselves" Oh. Oh that DOES sound great. Too bad you burned the bridge that might've gotten you a recommendation. Sighing, you flop back into your seat and stare at the ceiling helplessly. "Oh no freaking way!" Conner whispers incredulously. It seems, while you and Tim were speaking, he switched the television back to the cable box. And he's watching TMZ....wait, is that Superman and...Conner? Actually, now that you've gotten a chance to look from the still image of Superboy and Conner...you can definitely see a resemblance. Oh, well that's cool. Now you know Conner's not-so-secret-anymore identity. For a moment you consider teasing him, but one look at his expression tells you to avoid that. Why is he so serious?
H-hello QM... You there?
>>45038288>Ask Anita if we can work at the bookshop and in exchange we teach her a couple of our tricks
>>45038288Hey Conner you gonna help me finish this pizza?>try to change the topic
>>45038288You get your answer soon enough as the TMZ announce voice shouts "Superboy succumbs to superbumbles" and it then proceeds to a video of Superboy and Superman attempting to subdue some sort of albino alien. Well, that shouldn't be too hard, right? You don't know much about the whole 'Aliens on earth' thing, but as far as you know, nothing is as strong as a 'Criptonian' or whatever Superman is. So, two should be even better, right? Oh, how naive. The video appears to have been shot by some kid outside of his school, where the fight was going on. Superman is doing fairly well against the alien until Superboy jumps in to tackle the thing and instead, is used as a bludgeon to send Superman flying. The alien then throws Superboy after him fast enough to catch the Man of Steel and send them both tumbling out of the air. He then proceeds to zoom away, but not before tossing every school bus he passes up into the air with a single hand. Superman rushes over to catch the buses before they crash to the Earth and though Superboy only catches one, he attempts to help. The TMZ reporter and the staff on the show then proceed to rip into Superboy, claiming he was either incredibly incompetent or secretly trying to help the other alien. Ouch. >A. Hey, Conner don't listen to those idiots. They don't know anything >B. Say nothing; grab that last slice of pizza before anyone else. Leave the comforting to Tim >C. Whoa. That was...harsh >D. ...So, are Superman's son or brother...or cousin
>>45038543>A. Hey, Conner don't listen to those idiots. They don't know anything
>>45038543>A. Hey, Conner don't listen to those idiots. They don't know anything Speaking from experience things go sideways a lot.
>>45038543>>C. Whoa. That was...harsh
>>45038543>A. Hey, Conner don't listen to those idiots. They don't know anything"Plus you're not the only one here that made a mistake. Shit like that happens sometimes."
>>45038543>B.Say nothing leave the comforting to Tim
>>45038543>A. Hey, Conner don't listen to those idiots. They don't know anything"Armchair experts don't know shit. Especially on TMZ. Are you honestly watching that garbage?"
>>45038543"Woah, what a bunch of assholes."
>>45038543>>A. Hey, Conner don't listen to those idiots. They don't know anything"I'd like to see them try to fight aliens and catch buses."
So when does spectre come butt fuck us for metropolis?
>>45038836Probably when we're about to shag 'Kitty'.
>>45038836Next week>>45038869Pic related
I'd like a 1d20-1 roll for composure. This is touching a sore spot for Charlie.
Rolled 17 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>45038936Rolling
Rolled 13 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>45038936
Rolled 19 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>45038936
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>45038936
>>45039000Thank god you're late, nice trips though
>>45038991Sorry, thought I added a minus.
>>45039000I get blessed with trips but cursed with a nat 1
>>45039042Thanks bub, will keep that in mind.
>>45038991Whats the opposite of a crackbitch?
>>45039141Strait edge bro?
>>45038543>1 >DC 13 >Charlie Dennet not Charlie Lord! "Hey, Conner don't listen to those idiots. They don't anything." Conner turns to face you, a look you can't read on his face. "They don't know what's it like..sitting in their cushy offices, with their pretty secretaries...they don't know what it's like, having to be normal one day and so much more than normal the next" You can feel your voice rising and for a moment, you consider shutting up, stopping. But you can't, not now. "People like that, they're...they're worthless. They leave people behind, even when those people need them. When those people DESERVE, their help, they don't bother...fuck em Conner, fuck em ALL" and with that you stop, breathing heavily. Conner is looking at you strangely and Tim is...measuring. You know that look, that's the look your dad gives. He's...he's JUDGING you. This insufferable twat. "Never mind. Bye guys. Sorry about the show or whatever Conner" and with that, you walk off, practically gasping for breath. Why are you so bothered? Your dad may own TMZ or whatever, but that doesn't mean you should be freaking out. You need to calm down. You step outside the house, 10 bucks in your wallet, your key hanging on a chain and your phone in your pocket. What's the plan? It's only 6:30 AM. >A. Call Adrianna; you know she gets up at 6:00 AM to do her prayer thing. >B. Go for a walk around the neighborhood >C. Go to the Elliot University Library, maybe do some studying >D. Call Crash...maybe he has something to take the edge off >E. Write In
>>45039309>1But we got an 18. Or was that a typo?
>>45039309>1That was the fourth roll DCCT
>>45039309>E. Call Barbara, or Kitty, or whatever. We need to punch something.
>>45039309This shit is why I chose option B>E. text 'Kitty'
>>45039309>A. Call Adrianna; you know she gets up at 6:00 AM to do her prayer thing.
>>45039309>E. Go Look for part time Jerbs
>>45039309Well fuck...Consider going for a long walk to pnnder how much we sperged out.
>>45039309>E. Kill self
>>45039309>>B. Go for a walk around the neighborhood
>>45039309Dude, I thought you did a best out of three? That 1 was the fourth roll.
>>45039418Really tempting mate
>>45039418SecondI say we jump off a bridge.
>>45039309>A. Call Adrianna; you know she gets up at 6:00 AM to do her prayer thing.Eh, shit happens. I take it that it isn't best of three?
>>45039358>>45039363I am aware. Crits, whether Critfails or Crit Successes take precedence over other rolls, at least, while they happen within the time limit for the roll. In this case, players rolled well, but got no Crit Successes. Had you rolled no Crit Fails, I would've taken the highest roll available. But a Crit Fail was rolled, so a Crit Fail jumped to the head of the line and failed by a considerable margin.
>>45039448So basically you're allowing the failure fags to keep rolling until the inevitable critfail occurs?
>>45039448>Crits, whether Critfails or Crit Successes take precedence over other rolls, at least, while they happen within the time limit for the roll
>>45039483Dont be too hard on the guy, I've seen worse, plus this is DC "Struggling" Student Quest for a reason, I mean we almost got turned into a thin red paste by super boy last session.
>>45039418>>45039435>>45039507you're all fags
>>45039309>B. Go for a walk around the neighborhoodGet to know it and look for some part time jobs in the meanwhile
>>45039536The point is there is a VERY good reason for Roll cutoffs. Otherwise will WILL keep rolling just to fuck up the quest.
>>45039448Sorry dude, but that's fucking bullshit.
>>45039536>>45039448If he was gonna go with that roll system, he should have said so from the first thread.Generally it's best of 3 unless otherwise stated.And he never stated otherwise.
>>45039507>>45039435>>45039418Guys, I'd really appreciate if you'd contribute to the thread meaningfully. If you aren't satisfied with the mechanics I choose to implement, feel free to use Twitter to message me about the matter or comment once the thread is complete. >>45039564>>45039562>>45039578I appreciate the feedback and will keep it in mind in case it becomes an issue. Also, I was entirely unaware there was a 'default rolling system' for quests.
>>45039604Honest mistake, we all fuck up sometimes.
>>45039604>Also, I was entirely unaware there was a 'default rolling system' for quests.If memory serves you said you were a fan of HMQ so I fail to see how?Best of three crit override for those three only is pretty much the standard by which all quests roll by. Including HMQ. Thing is crits of d20 are rather common, and you will have shitters trying to intentionally kill the quest, or cause undue suffering by spamming rolls until a critfail occurs. Lord help us if they start deleting rolls.
>>45039562I'm aware but its not like we're completely fucked yet. This could hold some potential character development assuming the QM can get this quest back on the rails.>>45039418Also this is extremely stupid, but maybe a little reality check for Charlie could get his shit together.I'm sure Tim and Conner are extremely confused about us.
>>45039667Aye, if you go with a time limit for rolls, there's nothing preventing assholes from spamming rolls until there's a crit or crtifail. It's an easily abusable system, hence the minor outcry regarding it.
>>45039682Not that anon, but I don't mind it in this case, yet he should have fucking said so before.
>>45039682Agreed. Now we know the rules, let's get on with the quest.
>>45039667Eh what's done is done now and it is up to the QM to implement change in the system or not >>45039682 has it right, this is good character development for us anyways, not like we got crippled in a fight because of it
>>45039309Taking your phone out, you scroll through contacts until you land on Kitty and consider pressing the call button, but instead opt to shoot her a text. She DID ask you to avoid calling her this early in the day; maybe she works somewhere where cell phones are an issue. Speaking of...is Kitty a professional mercenary or something? That sounds like the kind of business that would flourish in a place like Gotham. Are mercenaries allowed cell phones? Is that against some sort of mercenary code? Do mercenaries even HAVE a code? Your thoughts are cut short as a young man, bundled up in some form-fitting but bulky looking sportswear goes running past you. He waves a hand apologetically and continues on his way. You take your phone out a moment later and discover, to your surprise that Kitty has responded. "Talking is ALL we will be doing. Meet me at the intersection where we first met. 40 Minutes. Don't be late" Oh, well...seems she isn't as busy as you thought. >A. Head over there. It'll take you almost the entire 40 minutes to get there anyways >B. Ask her to reschedule; you haven't even gone all the way along the block yet >C. Head home and tell Kitty you didn't mean to meet immediately. >D. Write In
>>45039935>>A. Head over there. It'll take you almost the entire 40 minutes to get there anyways
>>45039935>>A. Head over there. It'll take you almost the entire 40 minutes to get there anywaysWe need something to clear our mind.
>>45039935>A. Head over there. It'll take you almost the entire 40 minutes to get there anyways
>>45039935>A>write in: teleport
>>45040015That takes an hour to do the good one I believe. If you mean the coin one, let's not leave a trail to the meeting place.
>>45039935Stuffing your phone back into your pocket, you begin to make your way towards Robinson Park, much as you did the night before. Unfortunately, the early morning work rush puts you behind a little bit and you arrive with seconds to spare, just in time, it seems for Kitty to step out of the alley. She slips her arm into yours once more and the two of you begin to walk. "Good to see you didn't get stabbed on your way home." "Not for lack of opportunity. I daresay, next time, I'm definitely going to need a big strong lady to walk me home" "Oh, I think I know a few who might be willing to help you out" "That sounds just grand" The two of you continue walking until you realize Kitty has led you to a Limo which is parked beside a meter, idling. Illegally idling, you're pretty sure. She slips her arm out from yours and gestures at the car. "Is this your limo?" "No. It's my boss'. Now, I suggest you get in without a fuss; she isn't very well known for having an even temper, Sweetie" "...Are you trying to kidnap me?" "Only if I can't get you to get in willingly" >A. Use your 'Hopscotch' ritual and make a run for it; Kitty may be quicker than you but she has no idea what you're capable of >B. Step into the Limo; Kitty probably knows more efficient ways to kill you than this crap >C. Ask Kitty what's going on; she owes you that much >D. Cast MirOsis and try to slip away in the ensuing chaos.
>>45040317>C. Ask Kitty what's going on; she owes you that much
>>45040317>>B. Step into the Limo; Kitty probably knows more efficient ways to kill you than this crap
>>45040317>B. Step into the Limo; Kitty probably knows more efficient ways to kill you than this crap
>>45040317>B. Step into the Limo; Kitty probably knows more efficient ways to kill you than this crap >C. Ask Kitty what's going on; she owes you that much Ask while/before getting into the car.
>>45040317>>C. Ask Kitty what's going on; she owes you that much
>>45040317>>B. Step into the Limo; Kitty probably knows more efficient ways to kill you than this crap >>C. Ask Kitty what's going on; she owes you that much
>>45040317>A. Use your 'Hopscotch' ritual and make a run for it; Kitty may be quicker than you but she has no idea what you're capable of
>>45040317>D. Cast MirOsis and try to slip away in the ensuing chaos.STRANGER DANGER STRANGER DANGER
>>45040317>>B. Step into the Limo; Kitty probably knows more efficient ways to kill you than this crapRemember what Butters dad told him: "Don't get inside a strangers car... unless it's a limousine."
>>45040399Seriously, can we not immediately jump into the limo of someone we don't know who is possibly threatening to kidnap us just for the possibility of getting laid?
>>45040435aprently not anon'smight still be a little angry over the 1
>>45040435Caution is boring I guess
>>45040570Well it really depends on how genre savy we want Charlie to be.
>>45040317Raising an eyebrow, you reach for the car door and pop it open before stepping inside. It's well lit and appears to be some sort of fancy party limo or something like that. There's a mini-bar in here. That's actually pretty impressive. But not quite as impressive as the woman sitting across from you, smiling slightly and holding a small glass of amber liquid. The woman has dark hair and eyes that seem to be watching your every move as you awkwardly slide into the nearest seat, giving her a small smile. This is weird. This is weird even by 'apprentice to Constantine' standards. "Hello" "Hi" "So you're Kitty's friend? The one she met yesterday?" "Uh, well, yes. I suppose I am" "Good. I would've been very disappointed if either of you had chosen to lie to me" "I see..." "Do you know who I am, young man?" "No, not really" "That's good. That means I'm doing my job correctly." "...Okay?" "I want to offer you a job, young man. Nothing permanent, but a recent...shift in Gotham's sensitive balance has caused a necessity for increased security and I believe a metahuman like yourself would be useful" >A. I'm not actually a metahuman...but I'll totally take the job >B. Yeah, totally. I can definitely help you with your security>C. Wait, what do you need protection from exactly>D. What exactly do you do miss? >E.
E is supposed to be 'Write In', as I'm sure you can imagine.
>>45040827>E. How much do you pay?
>>45040827>A. I'm not actually a metahuman...but I'll totally take the job
>>45040827>B. Yeah, totally. I can definitely help you with your security
>>45040827>>C. Wait, what do you need protection from exactly>>D. What exactly do you do miss?
>>45040827>E. I'm not a metahuman Miss, if you still want to give me a job I'm more than willing to here your offer.
>>45040827>>C. Wait, what do you need protection from exactly
>>45040827>>A. I'm not actually a metahuman...but I'll totally take the job
can we get some fucking info be for we accept
>>45040827C and D
>>45040827>C. Wait, what do you need protection from exactly>"Is this one if those offer you can't refuse thing?
>>45040827>DReally anything except A. We don't want to give away too much.
>>45040938Hey, i said we should ask her how much is she paying. I mean, we NEED money people.
>>45040827>B. Yeah, totally. I can definitely help you with your security>C. Wait, what do you need protection from exactly
>>45041014id rather not piss of the joker or batman
>>45040827>E. I think you're confused, security isn't my specialty. What I do offer is a knack and knowledge for things beyond the human eye. The one thing I have to ask is what you require security for.
>>45040827>>D. What exactly do you do miss?
Has the paste bin been updated by any chance?
>>45040827"Wait, Miss, what exactly do you need protection from?" The lady's smile only grows broader and oddly predatory as she begins to explain. "Last year, Roman Sionis was apprehended after a long overdue confrontation with The Batman. She practically purrs the phrase 'Batman' and you can't help but feel almost voyeuristic "Roman Sionis' disciple was elevated to the position of Boss while his mentor was incarcerated. For a while, the young man was satisfied. That is, until The Batman went after the Penguin. Now, that young man has had his mentor killed in a Prison Riot and there is a new Crime boss in Gotham. An ambitious shark who senses blood in the water. I need you to protect me from the Red Hood and his gang of thugs" "I will be frank with you, young man. I am more than capable of finding out your identity and doing what must be done with that information. However, I would much rather you volunteer yourself to my service, for the time being." With that, the woman takes her large hat off her head and holds out her hand for you to shake. "My name is Selina Kyle. If the rumors are to be believed, I am a wealthy philanthropist, a bit of a tart and the leader of an extensive and influential gang of young women known as 'The Catwomen'. However, I'm sure we can agree, that can't possibly be true" She gives you a knowing look >A. Of course not, Miss Kyle. I'm (Insert Code-Name/Alias here) >B Of Course not, Miss Kyle, I'm Charlie Dennet, Magician >C. I'm not sure I want to get involved with gangs, Miss Kyle >D. I'll do it for the right price >E.
>>45041381>A. Of course not, Miss Kyle. I'm (Insert Code-Name/Alias here)"Damned. Charlie Damned."
>>45041381>A. Of course not, Miss Kyle. I'm (Insert Code-Name/Alias here)The TowerMysticism motherfucker
>>45041381>>D. I'll do it for the right pricePAY ME
>>45041381>>45041413If we're going down that path I think.>A. Of course not, Miss Kyle. I'm (Insert Code-Name/Alias here) The Foolwould be more appropriate.
>>45041381>>A. Of course not, Miss Kyle. I'm (Insert Code-Name/Alias here)The Vagrant
>>45041432I was going to go with Tower because of Disaster. Like Metropolis.
Reminder >>45041381>C. I'm not sure I want to get involved with gangs, Miss KyleFirst we blow up a city then we join a gang what would our mother say?
>>45041432>>45041468I was going with Damned, 'cause of>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/44995154/#p44996851>You watch as the choices you've made damn you to hell, all for the sake of your mother, who you desperately hope never learns of what you've done.
>>45041381>>B Of Course not, Miss Kyle, I'm Charlie Dennet, Wizard
>>45041478The way I see is its less by choice then you seem to realize she did literally threaten use.
>>45041381>>A. Of course not, Miss Kyle. I'm (Insert Code-Name/Alias here)Hoodwink
>>45041381>B. I'm The Tower
So, it looks like a majority of our voters WANT to choose A. and give Charlie an Alias, but it seems everyone has their own opinions on what that Alias should be. So I'm just going to say that Charlie goes with option A. and uses one. Now lets vote on what he says. It might be a good idea to compromise here guys; it's better to get SOMETHING than just devolve into useless disagreement.>A. Charlie Damned >B. The Fool >C. The Tower >D. The Vagrant >E. Hoodwink
>>45041694>A. Charlie Damned
>>45041694>B. The Tower
>>45041694>>C. The Tower
>>45041694>>C. The TowerI did create it so I'm a bit partial.
>>45041694>>A. Charlie Damned
>>45041694>>C. The TowerIt fits and she'll probably get the wrong Idea.HAHAHaHAHAHAHAHAHaHA
>>45041694>>B. The Fool
>>45041694>C. The Tower
>>45041694>>D. The Vagrant
Are there any archives for this like there are for the /tg/ quests?
>>45041694>>A. Charlie Damned>>45041943Why not go look for it yourself?
God dammit stop voting for Charlie Damned. Its clearly worse than The Tower.
>>45041979>not voting for best name>>45041694>A. Charlie Damned
>>45041694Hurry up and call it.
>>45041943>>45041982Whoops just realized I'm on /tg/ not /co/that's a bit embarrassing.
>>45041694>>A. Charlie Damned>>45042018It's fine. My bad for getting shitty at you.
>>45041694>C: The Tower
>>45041694Looks like we have a tie between 'The Tower' and Charlie Damned. I'm going to say he uses the two of them interchangeably. >>45041381"Of course not, Miss Kyle. A lady as refined as you? Leading a gang? That's crazy." She smiles at you as you shake her hand once. "I'd prefer if you referred to me as 'The Tower' while working, Miss Kyle." which elicits a chuckle from the dark haired woman. "Well, I'll take that as you accepting my employment offer. Truth be told, your primary duty will be to accompany Kitty and I to certain parties or events and ensure my safety. Kitty will be your main coworker, but you may encounter some other members of my security detail. And as an incentive, he's a token of my appreciation." She hands you a small bundle bills and then makes a gesture as if you are dismissed. Nodding, you exit the Limo and glance at Kitty, who is pointedly avoiding your gaze. "I didn't mean t scare you" "You didn't, Kitty. You just surprised me" "Well, that's good...maybe I can make it up to you next week?" >A. Sure, Kitty. I'll call you later tonight and we'll set something up>B. Just make sure it's not another impromptu shark-feeding show >C. I don't think so Kitty; we'll be working together, after all. >D. Maybe, but I'm starting school soon...I'll call you if I end up free
>>45042039Probably the best choice.
>>45042039>D. Maybe, but I'm starting school soon...I'll call you if I end up freeUsing both is fine. As long as Charlie Damned gets used at some point, I'm alright with that.
>>45042039>B. Just make sure it's not another impromptu shark-feeding showHow much money?
>>45042049God, the salt if it came down to a dice roll. QM, you really need to establish a voting window.
>>45042039>>B. Just make sure it's not another impromptu shark-feeding show
>>45042039>>D. Maybe, but I'm starting school soon...I'll call you if I end up freedo you want to disappoint mom even more then we have already
>>45042039>DI think The Tower needs to be our more covert identity, and Charlie Damned who we present ourselves to our roommates.
>>45042039>>B. Just make sure it's not another impromptu shark-feeding showHOW THE HELL WAS THIS THE MOST CONTESTED VOTE IN THIS QUEST. for now anyway.
>>45042039>>D. Maybe, but I'm starting school soon...I'll call you if I end up free
>>45042099just wait until we have to choose a costume...
>>45042099Samefagging. A lot of samefagging.
>>45042039>D. Maybe, but I'm starting school soon...I'll call you if I end up free
>>45042125im remembering the teen titan quest that ran awhile had character art that was pretty goodsince the character was also a mage kinda
>>45042125Well I'm voting No costume. Because fuck that. Maybe if we were trained by some other guy, maybe. But no.
>>45042125>>45042177I say either no costume or it's something similar to John Constantine's. Like it's not a traditional costume, but it's very recognizable.
>>45042193Leather jacket or I riot
>>45042193I demand fishnet stockings for our outfit
>>45042328Depends on what it looks like.
>>45042193these guys look dapper
>>45042039"Maybe, but I'm starting school soon, so, you know" There's a pause and you can see Kitty is hurt, if only a little. "I'll probably call you if I end up free" and with that you're off, half speed-walking away to escape any regret that might rear it's ugly head. Continuing down the street, you find yourself glancing at your phone and realizing you actually got a text recently. If your estimate of time is correct, then it was probably when you were talking to Miss Kyle. Checking your messages you learn the text is from Adrianna. "I ned ur halp. Plz call whenever you can". Oh jeez, you almost forgot just how terrible Adrianna was at typing; you once had her attempt to find a movie on your laptop during your trip to Gotham and she ended up in your ePub folder somehow. You dial her number and when she answers you can hear an odd scraping noise. "Hello Charlie" Adrianna sounds as deadpan as ever. Seriously, that girl is either on some of sort of downer or just DOES NOT do emotions beyond calm and mildly excited. "Hey, Adrianna, you wanted some help?" "Yes, I did. Are you free this evening? Around 5 PM""Uhhhh, yeah, actually I should be free around then" "Good, I will see you at my adress. I will now text it to you. Goodbye" And with that, the call is over and you immediately get a text with an address written in. Well, looks like you're going to be busy this evening. >A. Go back home, apologize to the guys and just relax until 5 >B. Go back home, apologize and go for a run >C. Go back home, apologize and Study>D. Go back home, apologize and practice some more magic, carefully >E. Write In
>>45042370>>C. Go back home, apologize and StudyWell I guess we shot Kitty down thoroughly, let's see if we can't do the same with Adrianna.
>>45042370>>B. Go back home, apologize and go for a run
>>45042370>>D. Go back home, apologize and practice some more magic, carefullyI see a need to get good in our future.
>>45042370>A. Go back home, apologize to the guys and just relax until 5
>>45042370>C. Go back home, apologize and StudyLet's actually do work
>>45042367Exsalt fucking leave >>45042370>>A. Go back home, apologize to the guys and just relax until 5
>>45042370>>C. Go back home, apologize and Study
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTA0DSfrGZ0You resume your speed-walk until you find yourself at your front door, fumbling with the lock, which appears to be jammed somehow. Suddenly, the key is nearly bent in your hand as it turns and the door swings open, to reveal Anita Fite with her arm in a sling and a prominent frown on her face. Oh no. Crap. You were hoping to avoid her until her arm was okay. "Hi" She does not return your greeting, instead, she looks you over. Even with only one arm, you're fairly certain that if it came down to a fight, she might have the upper hand. You're a lot better at avoiding fights altogether than winning them. Finally, her eyes lose a bit of the hostility and she steps from the doorway, allowing you to enter. As you begin to shed layers, she watches you from the kitchen table. "The door gets like that during the winter. " "Oh" "Are you just some sort of ridiculously skilled assassin or something? Is this some sort of trap you're playing at, Charlie? Is that what you're doing? Trying to get us to lower our guard?" "No. Anita, it's not. I already tol-" "I may never regain full usage of this arm" she cuts you off, gesturing at the bruised mass of flesh in the sling "My doctor says it's like nothing he's ever seen. It's the nerves aren't even trying to heal. Whatever you did to me, it might be permanent" You drop your gaze from her to the floor and try to breath around that lump forming in your throat."Why did you hurt me like this? If not because you're some sort of villain WHY WOULD YOU CRIPPLE ME!" She screeches the words and jumps to her feet, sending her chair tumbling behind her. >A. "It was an accident. God, it was such a huge fucking fuck-up, but I swear it wasn't on purpose" >B. "I just wanted to know who the other mage could be!" >C. Say nothing. You DID do that. Just take what she dishes >D. "..I hurt people wherever I go. Not always on purpose, but always.">E. Write In
>>45042818>>A. "It was an accident. God, it was such a huge fucking fuck-up, but I swear it wasn't on purpose"
>>45042818>D. "..I hurt people wherever I go. Not always on purpose, but always.">"...I can fix this..."
>>45042818>A. "It was an accident. God, it was such a huge fucking fuck-up, but I swear it wasn't on purpose" >B. "I just wanted to know who the other mage could be!"
>>45042818>A. "It was an accident. God, it was such a huge fucking fuck-up, but I swear it wasn't on purpose">D. "..I hurt people wherever I go. Not always on purpose, but always."
>>45042818>>E. Write InI was attempting to weaken your sword so it would break and I could maybe attempt to explain to you that I had accidentally ended up in your head.
>>45042818>A. "It was an accident. God, it was such a huge fucking fuck-up, but I swear it wasn't on purpose"
So if we're really a Constantine apprentice, we should probably put together some Anti-YJ and Anti-Villain fail-safes at some point. Never know when we're going to have to bug out, or who we'll be running from.
>>45042818>A. It was an accident... Let's go for a roll. Gonna implement the whole Roll Limit concept, here. I'm gonna cap this at 5 Rolls. >Gonna need a 1d20+1 Roll for Rapport. Anita is angry and blames Charlie, but all her instincts are telling her he's not a bad guy.
Rolled 11 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>45042969
>>45042969Cmon good roll.
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>45042969Here's hoping for Magician's luck
Rolled 5 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>45042969
Rolled 14 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>45042969
Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>45042969
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>45042969Yay more guilt
>>45043000Amen hallelujah peanut butter
>>45043000>That entire post Jesus H. Christ
Rolled 7 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>45042997Seriously the fuck? Okay did it wrong a couple times its dice+1D20+1
>>45043000>Nat 20 just inside bounds>and trips>tfw
>>45043000>21 >DC 20 >AND THE TRIPS!!!>NOW GIVE ME A 1D20+3!! LET'S MAKE MAGIC HAPPEN!
Rolled 10 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>45043058roll limit
Rolled 8 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>45043058
Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>45043058Rolling
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>45043058Please no fail.
Rolled 9 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>45043058
Rolled 20 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>45043058
>>45043058Charlie Dennet, the most charming motherfucker ever.
>>45043078eh forgot to change it to +3 but at least its not a one >>45043084FUCKING WITNESSED.
>>45043084>tfw just out of boundsfuck my life
>>45043084damn it anon roll fasteror pray DCCT makes up for the surprise 1 just this once
>>45043088NOOOOOOooooooooooooo.Also will we meet Zatana?
>>45043062This is a 'Plot' Roll. Not a Personal one. It has double the normal limit. Either Charlie fucks up, which is pretty damn possible considering how large the roll limit is, or he succeeds and this gets fucking crazy.
>>45043078>+1Didn't count!And yes I know I'm rule lawyering
>>45043117so the 20 was in the limit then
>>45043117So...... Does >>45043084 count?
>>45043117> It has double the normal limitOH FUCKMY 20 IS VALIDWE SUAVE SUNUVABITCH NOW
>>45043117It works for this case, but I'd suggest limiting it more.
>>45043164its a double edge sword since a 1 can be rolled as well
Nobody fucking roll.
Rolled 7 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>45043211Fuck you. Also saying that is against the spirit of the game.
Rolled 5 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>45043058>>45043234Fine then.
Rolled 4 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>45043058
>>45043234>>45043262Oh jesus. Please Stop.
Rolled 11 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>45043211>>45043234>>45043262CHOO CHOO
Rolled 1 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>45043058Let's see.
>>45043275the 20 winswe are out of the 10 rolls
Rolled 13 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>45043278
>>45043278YOU FUCKING MORON.>>45043275>>45043268>>45043262>>45043234YOU'RE ALL FUCKING MORONS. GODDAMMIT.
>>45043278that dosent count since it out of the ten roll count
>>45043000>>45043084https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHCrFA2X26IYou fucked it up. You fuck everything up. Why? WHY!? WHY!? Because that's what you do, Charlie Dennet. Allowing Constantine into your life. Making that deal. Metropolis. And now, Anita. Who you didn't even get to meet before you ruined her. You're not worth the effort people have put into keeping you alive, Charlie. "Anita" you can feel the tears stinging the back of your eyes and you want to stop them but a part of you wants to get this out first. "Anita, I'm so, so sorry. I..I know it was a huge, fucking fuckup. But please, please, PLEASE, you have to believe me. It was an accident. I didn't mean to...to hurt you. Anita, please, I can't have another one." You feel yourself stepping forwards and the tears spilling out. Anita, steps out from behind the table, obviously furious. She stomps towards you, fist clenched. But you hold her gaze, your vision misting as the tears continue to fall. "I'm so, so sorry. Please, Anita, I can't have another sin like this on me. I know I don't deserve it, but please, Anita. Forgive me" You can't help it. You NEED this off of your chest. You can't be the kid who destroyed Metropolis. You can't be the kid who let his father figure give his mom cancer. You can't be Charlie Dennet, eternal fuck-up. You just CAN'T. And if taking a beating from Anita is what it takes to avoid adding the burden of the wrong you've inflicted upon her, then you'll gladly take it. But it isn't Anita's fist that touches you, it's her arm as she pulls you into an embrace. She's shaking, crying, leaning against you and you against her. "Shut up, just...just shut up!" She whispers. But you can't shut-up, because there's a voice in your head. It's quiet at first, but it's getting louder, gradually. Gradually louder and louder. But not more aggressive, just more insistent, more eager. More...excited.
>>45043309what have we done
>>45043309>You can't be the kid who let his father figure give his mom cancer.Called it.
>>45043309>voice in our headWe demon possessed now?
So Charlie just fucks everybody else's life up while remaining relatively unscathed?
>>45043351welcome to being a mage 101where you have to watch the people you love suffer an you didnt get hurt
>>45043351>unscathedIn a physical sense, sure. In an emotional sense, dear God no. We are really taking after our mentor now.
>>45043309The voice sounds male and it's overpowering you, commanding you. Demanding you repeat after it. "Everyone has a purpose, Charlie! It's when you choose to let the bad dictate to you what that purpose is that things get confusing." A young man's face appears in your mind, smiling despite his split lip and bruised eye. He looks mischevious with his slicked back dark hair and blue eyes. With his air of boyish charm and roguish adventure. He whispers the words to you, not in your ear. Not in your mind but...somewhere deeper, somewhere more intimate. He whispers a word you've heard a thousand times on the radio or on television. He whispers the word everyone heard when that Justice League member died. And you whisper it to. "Shazam" And everything goes white. You hear the thunder clap before you feel the concussive blast and you feel yourself flying backwards and then your head smashes into something behind you and staying conscious is no longer an option.
>>45043392WHAT THE FFFFFUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKKK!!!!
>>45043392Wtf is even going on anymore.
>>45043392I think I found the 10...
>>45043351We're John Constantine's apprentice, what did you expect?>>45043392>Constantine's backstabbing, do-anything-to-suvive, by-the-skin-of-your-teeth brand of scrappy magic>combined with the Wizard's magic, i.e. various virtuesI HAVE NO IDEA HOW WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THIS WORK BUT IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING
THREAD 04 COMPLETE>CONGRATULATIONS! You successfully leveled up your relationship with Anita Fite from Strangers (LEVEL 0) TO Acquaintances (Level 1).>CONGRATULATIONS! You successfully established a relationship with Selina Kyle. You are Strangers (LEVEL 0)>CONGRATULATIONS! You successfully negotiated a part-time job with a Crime Boss! Coolio! You gain 1 Positive Reputation with 'The Catwomen' >CONGRATULATIONS! You successfully unlocked a key-point in Charlie's Plot! SHAZAM!
>>45043444WISDOM OF SOLOMON MOTHERFUCKER.
>>45043457Wait we're Shazam? The fuck?
>>45043465Didn't Solomon do things with demons too?
I keep forgetting to do this! >CONGRATULATIONS! YOU increase your skill in Rapport from Average to Above Average.Selina also gave you 100 dollars. It's all in 10 dollar bills.
>>45043457did we whisper that out loud? cause we kinda said it to anita's face then... that has implications.
I'm ScaredArousedAnd Confused
>>45043457ohh man i dont even know any more>>45043474in the first thread we picked that Shazam died
>>45043457Is Charlie Captain Marvel now?>>45043485>Rapport skill improvesCool!>100 dollarsWish it was more, but still good money.
>>45043481Yep. We gonna get dat demon booty.
>>45043485>It's all in 10 dollar billsCall me paranoid, but we should launder those somehow.
>>45043497Truly the wisdom of a sage.
>>45043474No. Charlie is not Shazam. This is all very closely intertwined with the choices people made during the very first quest thread to determine the setting history. I don't mind telling you guys that since we did a lot of things this session, including myself learning how to better run a 'Rolling' Quest. Thanks for all the feedback guys. If you have any question. Please don't hesitate to ask. I will be lurking. Also, feel free to ask questions on Twitter. https://twitter.com/dcctard1
>>45043486>>45043486>We blew her other arm off Being Anita is suffering Just like Charlie We are also Hispanic Shazam
>>45043509I thought we were Shazam and that would have made working for a gang rather awkward.
>>45043509is this the 10 did that finally happen
noo wait did we just revive Shazam instead of being Shazam
>>45043509So, is Charlie a member of the Wizard Council? Or is a trainee or something.
>>45043509Calling it now. Shazam is just the vocal component of a spell.
>>45043509Thanks DCCT. >>45043515I thought we were mulatto.Captcha's fucking up.
>>45043544>Our mother got super magic cancer in exchange for Shazam I want off Mr. John Constantine's wild ride
>>45043566could have picked batman
>>45043566there is no exit from Mr. Constantine's wild ridejust wait until we somehow piss off Swamp thing, or some major demon just from our association with Constantine
>>45043509WAIT A FUCKING MINUTE, WE MADE ANITA SHAZAM!
>>45043584I'd rather not piss off Swamp Thing.From what little of him I've read, he's cool.
>>45043592Oh shit, maybe.
>>45043592thats a third possablitythe other 2 arewe are Shazam or we revived Shazam
>>45043607Another is its a healing spell of some kind. Also it kinda sounds like maybe Charlie knew Billy.
>>45043593Especially if this is Moore or Morrison's swamp thing- if so, our ass is grass. Even impeding him is so high above our power level we might as well suicide so save him the trouble.
>>45043486Yes. Charlie whispered that outloud. Anita definitely heard him say it before the thunder clap. >>45043529It is the 10, yes. >>45043549No problem and I always imagined David Lambert would be fancast as Charlie.>>45043607Charlie is definitely not Shazam and in this universe, coming back from the dead is almost unheard of. The only person to ever do that within the last 20 years or so is 'Resurrection Man', for obvious reasons
>>45043579I wanted to be a magic batmanI got too greedy I don't know what I was in for
>>45043629>coming back from the dead is almost unheard ofbut not impossible>>45043635you have to learn these things before you jump in anon
>>45043629So what you're saying is that I'm correct?
>>45043629So what era does the setting branch off from? nu52? Pre-crisis?
>>45043629so Anita is the next Captain Marvel Jr ?
>>45043629question did superman give a smack down to the wizard since billy was killedsuperman never did like the fact the billy was made to be Shazamor did billy keep is identity a secret till his death
>>45043659It's honestly a clusterfuck of things I enjoyed and thought I could develop upon. So, I would say it's a bit like Pre-Crisis in the sense that this alternate universe involves a lot of characters that DC scrapped in more prominent roles. So, there are some changes in the Batman Timeline that are pretty important and will become more prominent later on. Superman is weaker than he is in most incarnations. Doomsday has never appeared in this universe yet. Other things like that. The most major things to keep in mind are that John's Magic is more like it is in New 52, so there's a lot of on-the-fly magic spells flying about and rituals that result in him getting more powerful or directly involved. A few of the New 52 storylines are used as inspiration or are going to be actual events in the quest. Things like that. >>45043635You can still become Magical batman. You might want to convince some other posters to have Charlie workout a bit more, to make it easier though. >>45043657I like your optimism.
>>45043743Does the Shazam spell temporarily give the powers of Captain Marvel to Charlie or whomever is in his line of sight at the moment?
>>45043733The Justice League knew about Billy Batson, mostly because Cyborg and Billy had a sort of Brother-Friendship thing going on. Billy looked up to Victor before he became Cyborg and Cyborg fed off that admiration to keep himself from succumbing to the machine And no, Superman never encountered the Wizards of the Rock of Eternity. No one knows how to get there but Black Adam and some other people; most, even in the Justice League, never even learned how Shazam came to be The world learned about Billy Batson after his death and he was treated as the ideal American boy.
>>45043743>Pre-CrisisFuck yea, we JLA nowlove me that Jay Garrick and OG green lantern
>>45043767It's not any sort of spell Charlie heard of. Charlie has no idea what just happened.
>>45043818Next thread when?
>>45043830Probably Thursday or Sunday. I suggest you check the twitter I linked on those particular days if you are concerned. It will happen either at 3 PM MST on Sunday or 6 PM MST Thursday
>>45043927Can't wait!What would have happened if we had rolled any other number other than 10 in Thread #1?And what would have happened if we rolled a 10 but chose a different hero to die?