I've been rereading the web come Stand Still Stay Silent and was wondering if anyone had tried to put an rpg spin on it? Seems like some interesting settings and mechanics could come out of it
>>63292437What is this?
>>63292437Op, you came to the right place then. There was a SSSS rpg by the name of Vikingr a while back that made the rounds. I don't know what happened to it but I did download this core rulebook. I've never run it so I can't give you any impression.I don't think this one is the latest, but there might be something archived on suptg
>>63292516It's a post apocalyptic webcomic set 90 years in the future where the only surviving nations are a few Icelandic ones. The comic focuses on a group of people venturing into the wilderness in search of ancient knowledge and technology
>>63292782I'll take a look and see what I can find. Thanks anon
>>63292516Post-apocalyptic webcomic featuring magic and demonic eldritch abominations. Also cute boys.
>>63292782Wasn't able to find anything on suptg. Thanks again for the PDF anon. Might throw something into the pdf thread and ask for the latest copy there
alright im bumping cause I wanna know if anyone has ran sessions with Vikingr and how it went.
Want to hear a funny joke? Alright, here goes.Tuuri
>>63296792>Wasn't able to find anything on suptgCheck 4plebs.
>>63301864Looking there now thanks anon
The creator was working on a computer game last I heard?
>>63303678City of Hunger. I think it's actually her first experience with real coding too.
>>63303678>>63303723I just took a look at the website and it seems pretty cool. Interesting concept to just AU SSSS to keep all the same characters but tell a new story with them.
>>63292437It would have to focus on exploration and stealth. Very minor amounts of physical use magic, mainly runes and visions. There are spirit animals, but using them offensively puts you out of commission for days!The combat system would need to deal with killing/escaping from swarms of small enemies, burning ambushing trolls in close quarters, and the “hide or die” mentality needed when dealing with giants.The setting does lend itself to the adventure style most tabletop games have. And it doesn’t need to be only in scandinavia.>players need to burn an area that held a troll nest for expansion. >a sea troll attack has caused your group to wash up on the shores of the British Isles. Survive.>an industrialist has been able to build a small blimp for scouting, and is looking for somebody to prove its effectiveness.>there are lights on that shore. Electric lights. Is there an uncontacted city? Some unknown tech still providing power? The short journey might be worth the risk.
>>63292782Huh. d10 system. Never played that before. Wonder if it’s suited for the stealth style of play.
>>63305201I've played a bit of cyberpunk 2020 and found it fun. The creator of the system apparently wants to switch it to a d100 system
Why is Sigrun so perfect?
Bracing for the shill conspiracy theorists in 3, 2, 1...
>>63305963I want to bear her children.
>>63306495Sigrun is for Mikkel.
>>63305963It's because she doesn't take any fucking shit, and has a good head on her shoulders. Perfect for a team leader.
>>63306639And she's a total goofball most of the time.
>>63306836She can also be a wrathful goddess who knows no bounds.
No one checked https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Stand_Still_Stay_Silent:_The_RPG ?
>>63311206This >>63292782 is the latest version of the Vikingr rulebook that I could find, along with this GM Handbook that I was able to scrounge up from 4plebs.
>>63310987>enslaved on the sheep farmsdon't know but this feels 110% comfy typ of enslavement, watching sheep graze all day and mostly do not that much.
>>63312218Shoveling manure all day.
>>63312218Reynir's already used to it, being honest.
>>63292437I still miss Tuuri. Also it's funny that /tg/ and /k/ seem to have much more Minna fans than /co/ does.
>>63312409>/tg/ has better taste than /co/In other news, water is wet.
>>63312409/co/ doesn't like having fun
>>63313768>don't like giant trains with buzzsawsAbsolute plebs. Their loss I guess.
>>63313946I'm guessing they also don't like spider dogs to be fair that is more /tg/'s speed
>>63315152Poor doggy, the Rash doesn't mess around.
>tfw found the comic two weeks ago>missed every general posted on /co/ about it so far>find this thread when it's at page 10
>>63318487Amazing comic, and brilliant alternative take on what amounts to a zombie apocalypse.Wonderful monster designs. Slepinope was a great antagonist.
>>63292782Man, I remember when this first got started. I ended up GMing a game with an actual Finnish person in the party and it was pretty fun even though we wrestled with the system a bit mostly because I'm retardedI hope that this draws more interest.
>>63318602>tfw "WE ARE THE UNJUSTLY SUFFERING"
>>63318487Not many /co/ threads until recently.
>>63319278That’s actually very apt for this comic, cause (/spoiler) those effected by the rash can know what they’ve become and suffer because of it (\spoiler)
>>63313946Buzzsaw train makes my pp hard.
>>63313946>buzzsaw trains can take an attack from a troll and keep on chuggingThat’s the most metal thing ever.
I'm hoping that I can convince my friends to read this with art alone. Cause I don't want to run a session of this with them being completely blind.
>>63321511Show them the Slepinope. Or the page detailing the difference between Beasts, Trolls, and Giants. Creature design is good for drumming up interest.If they like world design, show a picture of the Norse Tanker Transport Ship. Or, heck, the chainsaw train.For magic, the cat spirit animal and the mindscape.If none of those convince them to try the setting, nothing will.
It's been a couple of years since I've read it. Did anything ever happen with the Lutheran dream priest lady?
>>63322206Big somethings. Dunno how to use spoiler tags on mobile, but check out chapter 19 for her last appearance. She was very very important.
Thanks for keeping the thread going guys
>>63301848I'm going to use your post as an excuse to post something I was inspired to make this week.>>63312409I think 4chan isn't were the bulk of the fandom is honestly. She dose the comic as a full time gig without a Patrion. The comic has thousands of fans and followers but threads here can barely get 20 posters.
>>63323670I know that the comic has it's own set of forums and Minna streams some of the art on twitch. I'm actually amazed that more people aren't talking about it on /co/ or /tg/
>>63323670From skimming through the forum it seems pretty comfy desu.
>>63323957>>63324054The story is solid and well written. But the chan seems to lack full interest. Wakfu still holds the most /tg/ /co/ cross board interest. Its good but this site just seems to lack interest in the IP in general.
>>63324867honestly what's wrong with american non-whites
>>63324867>an entire tag dedicated to stripping things of context and then getting mad about themWhy even link this?
>>63324867Kek i remember the ching chong outcry
>>63324867>that is so gross!>this is so gross.>extremely gross>it's pretty grossshe should learn some more adjectives
>>63325821Granted, that was due to a difference in culture. To them, “Ching Chong” was just a pair of nonsense words instead of a derogatory slur.
>>63327258Yeah I know. Nothing racist about that. There's even an asian restaurang in Sweden called Ching & Chongwww.chingchong.seThough calling the language "Kung Fu" fits Emil better.
>>63327389Yeah, racism is all about intent.Also, Emil is such a special boy, isn’t he?
>>63327618He's our special boy
>>104476988for anyone wanting to discuss the last 4 pages of the comic
>>63328856Our little pampered pyromaniac.He’s the character I relate to the most.
>>63329035He made a pretty impressive transformation in only two yearsArmy life did him good
>>63329035Are you a pampered pyromaniac?
>>63329035>went from a pampered little shit, to a slightly crazy pyromaniac, to sharing a literal soul-bond with a cat mage/borderline bfEmil's character growth is the weirdest thing.
>>63318602I forget, how did it get named Slepinope?
>>63294935I'll take five
>>63329826My spontaneous guess is:Sleipner/Sleipnir, Odin's eight-legged horse + Nope
>>63329826It’s a nickname. The design of the creature looks like the 8-legged horse Sleipnir, and since “nope” is a common reaction for unpleasant images, they were combined to “Sleipnope”.
>>63330702Guess I'll have to brush up on my Nordic mythology then.
>>63329793>ywn have a blonde crazy Swede sharing your brain to comfort you after your loss. Feels bad man.
>>63333508I really hope those two stick together. Their minders really compliment each other, and help cover each other’s flaws.
>>63333579Sigrun and Mikkel are also great together. This expedition really started some great ships/friendships.
I ran a test game of Vikingr a while back and helped the then current writer with some of the Finnish stuff.I hope he continues to update it.The game was fine, cant really remember the problems, mainly just stuff missing.I will say if you want to play, strongly encourage people to read the webcomic.
>>63333842>stuff missingWhat kind of stuff? Pic unrelated
>>63334310Mainly character options, and iirc weapons werent super balanced, though that can have all changed, no idea how far it was developed after I stopped reading these.Even back then there was talks of these threads being moved to /co/, since technically the main talking point is the comic and the rpg was only sometimes developed.
>>63334536If they were on /co/ they would die instantly. Here at least we get some discussion.
>>63333842The main things missing were stats, right?
>>63334826iirc yeah, it was sorta playable just not very interesting or versatile yet
>>63319654/co/ doesn't deserve Minna
>>63325821Me too. I felt her frustration.
What about running a modified Ryutaama? I could see that system possibly working.
>>63335041Though the Game Masters Handbook on this thread has explanations of stats that the Player’s guide does not. Might be good to check out again.
>>63338672Her backgrounds are really something.
>>63335257From what I've heard, Minna was literally getting death threats too.
>>63339512What the actual fuck is wrong with those people?
>>63339632Vigilante justice. They think they're doing the right thing by exposing racism without bothering to look at the context, plus the facelessness that the internet provides makes saying things like that much easier. It really sucks, but that's the way things are now.
>>63339735Sure does suck. I hope it doesn't deter Minna from certain plotlines it might just be the threads I browse, but i've found /tg/ to be one of the nicest message boards I've been on.
>>63341603/tg/, sushigirl and Letterbox on afternoon.dynu.com are all top comfy
>>63292782Hey, people still remember this! I'm the anon who made it. I can't believe this thread went up, I just spent most of today doing my second draft of the system.The first attempt is so thoroughly riddled with bad game design it's almost offensive. I've since changed it around to a far more workable d100 roll-under mechanic. A bit more generic perhaps, but far more functional.I'll post the mew draft sometime in the next couple months. I'll make a thread about it and everything.
>>63342100Nice post and nice dubs too!
>>63342118I'm really happy to see there's still interest!I'll take questions about the second draft if anyone's got them. For what it's worth, I decided to do a redesign from the ground up in order to make the game more focused on what SSSS is all about - Camraderie and Expeditions.Currently, the game looks like a crunchier version of Delta Green. There's a much bigger focus on Character creation, and actual pathways to improve your character, be it via equipment, training, or contacts. It'll get further and further away from that once I take another whack at the Magic chapter!
Bump before bed. The Dreamworld awaits...
>>63325821>>63335257I never thought I'd have a reason to post my crappy editRate
>>63310987Now I want to watch El Dorado
>>63343972Should we show this to the previously linked tumblr and claim it's genuine or is that rude
>>63345871Upsetting tumblr is like stealing things from small children. You CAN, but it's so easy that you get no satisfaction from it, just a lot of noisy crying.
>>63345944Dubs of truth.
>>63345871The comic doesn't deserve more controversy, even if it's fake.
>>63342195>Delta Greenaw shit son, can't wait to project my trauma on loved ones when my teammate gets rashed.
>>63342195To be honest it sounds fantastic. Glad to see that you're still working on it anon and thanks for putting all this work in
>>63342100I'd be super interested to playtest this again! I should stat shilling the webcomic to some friends in preparation...
>>63342195Since the “wounds” stat seems to be HP, is it compounding? I mean, if I get to low wounds, do get handicapped until they’re raised again?
>>63347654Working on how best to do Bonds. I think forging relationship with your fellow vikingr is really important, but right now there isn't enough incentive to project problems onto them or your loved ones. I also don't want to turn this into a DG clone. The worlds have their similarities, but the stories are fundamentally different.>>63347723I hope you guys enjoy it when it's released! Thankfully, most of the flavor text is still useable.>>63347821More SSSS shilling is always a good idea. I think you'll like the changes. It won't be such a struggle to play this time around either, and I've made a lot of progress with character creation.>>63348622Yes. In-combat you won't suffer penalties (unless you get ripped open or suffer a fracture), but you're not going anywhere during the healing process, and some things can't be fixed until you're back in the Known World.
>>63349606Well if something was so bad that it could only be felt with in civilization, then that would be grounds for calling off the expedition.Just a few extra suggestions: Vehicles: There needs to be a section about exploration vehicle stats. Be they one-day riverboats, all terrain vehicles like the Cat Tank, or high quality mobile bases. The last of these would be the rarest of them all, and likely completely funded by a private firm. After all, you do not want to be exposed outside when trolls might be near.Combat: the trolls and beasts in the comic prefer to either attack in swarms, or employ hit-and-run ambushes. Like the dusklings or the beast in the hospital. Though, the bigger the troll, the more likely they are to stick around and fight. The one that attacked the train and the blubber beast both felt powerful enough to go full offensive.Ghosts: I’m not sure if you want to include these or not. The ones in the comic were basically an organized force that even trolls feared, and were dealt with through helping them pass on. I don’t think that they are even possible to stat, unless their combat is purely mental. If you can do that, Mages might be able to lead them to rest. All in all, this phenomenon would be the hardest to implement.
>>63350522I'm planning a vehicle section for sure. I want to provide players with the option to choose their vehicle, then kit it out and upgrade it as they gain experience.As for the enemies, they are incredibly dangerous and have different methods of attack. In addition to a Bestiary, I'll provide GMs with a 'build-your-own-horror' toolkit in order to reflect the sheer variety and impossible mutations the Rash forces upon its victims.Ghosts will indeed be difficult to implement, but they're a necessary part of the world, so they'll be in Vikingr. I will be statting them out, but dealing with them requires a Mage for sure. The only other option without one is to run. So if you see lots of dead frozen-over vikingr that looked like they just fell asleep (or your Team Cat starts going ballistic), the best decision is to turn around.
>>63351425For some vehicle traits, I’d say cheap (-durability. Chance of break down at 75% damage) Tanky (+durability -speed) Weaponized (has a turret/spiked cow pusher) Snug (less available room for sleep and loot) And Well Designed (easier repair)For trolls, I would think Tall, Immobile, Waterlogged (fire has less effect), and Thick blubber (bullets have less effect) would be good additions to the traits you already have.I don’t think ghosts should be that common an occurrence. They’d likely only be near the military bases and aid stations that happened to get some of the faulty cure. I’d say that they’re most concentrated in the Denmark area, given that the cure was first distributed there.
Would Iceland be your main trading hub/starting point?
>>63353214Well, I would say that most of the expeditions would start in one of the capitals. That would be Reykjavík Iceland, Aurland Norway, Mora Sweden, and Saimaa Finland.The map of the known world can be found here: http://sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=66
>>63353860Ah, I see. That would be neat, the possible differences in campaign depending on where you start.
>>63305963Top right what
>>63355558From one of Minna's Twitch streams I believe. http://sssscomic.com/mainimages/art/beach_day.jpg
>>63354470It would also depend on the places they are exploring.I would say that the Denmark area has the most competition in terms of other Vikingr expoditions. Of course that would also mean they would be the most picked over. A useful place to go for players who are a bit familiar with the world.The riverside towns in Finland and Norway might be of interest to those who wish to go on low risk grab-and-run searches for valuables. Those would be useful as one-shots to introduce players to the world and mechanics of the game.For experienced “into the unknown” campaigns, there is Russia, Prussia, Germany, and the British Isles to explore.
>>63352549Good point on the ghosts. This is mostly what I had in mind for them as well, although I think there'll be plenty of ghosts all over Europe, lingering on due to the swift and horrific apocalypse that was the Rash.>>63353214As >>63355740 said, the launching location would be primarily determined by the ultimate destination of the Expedition. Iceland would primarily be a staging ground for amphibious-borne Expeditions into England, the Orkney and Faroe Islands, and Ireland. The base at Oresund would indeed be the major vikingr hub, as I imagine that even in Year 111, most of Copenhagen and Sjaelland has been picked over of its most valuable loot, but Jylland is still up for grabs.Mora and some bordering Swedish colonies would be decent launching points for Expeditions into the hell-nest of Stockholm, as well as Poland and the Baltic States. Saimaa would undoubtedly be used for pushing into Russia and the prize of glittering St. Petersburg...
>>63341603Iirc, she said she would avoid plot lines involving non Nordica after that to avoid offending people.
>>63342100We'll hold you too that
Not to derail the thread, but I always imagined Egypt as someplace else that would have survivors.
>>63356201Well I would say that the kind of powerful ghosts in SSSS would be unique to those from the faulty cure. Those are the kind that would react most violently to the presence of humans. The other types of ghosts would likely be the standard restless spirits that make you constantly feel uneasy. Less “angrily ripping out your soul” and more “begging to help them move on.”I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this before, but I just realized that the world you made in Vikingr would also give rise to a new job for cats.Of course, a trained cat would be desirable on any journey to the silent world. Their use as sentries and checking for hidden beasts would be indispensable for an expedition. Heck, some of them might even become maskots of Vikingr groups.
>>63356580If there are, it will be a LONG time before anybody in Scandinavia can contact them.
>>63356989Professional Vikingr teams have their masCats and branding would lead to some great laughs in my playgroup I think.>>63356439Pretty disappointing it's dissuaded her from doing much with non-Nordica. Could have had some interesting stuff to learn about at some point in the future.
Some art I found on Minnna's DA. Her monster design is consistently stunning.
>>63356580I kind of doubt it. It dosen't get cold enough to kill trolls, there are no good geographical spots that are easy to defend, and the bulk of the population live in citys [troll traps] like most middle eastern country's.I wish Minna was more /k/ knowledgeable. With all the lakes and rivers in Finland I would be stoked if they had a flotilla of Monitor class ships on the rivers (especially US Vietnam style monitor class ships).
>>63357699Probably not a bad idea for things on the banks, but less effective at what lurks beneath...
>>63339512>>63339735>>63356439Any time / source on this quote?Basically its SJW's being SJW's. Minna wanted to write a Scandinavian story. For the past 15 years the area has had a innodation of "brown" people. So SJW's are pissed that 70%+ of on screen people are not brown. Most of them don't want to assimilate to the culture of their new county (so detracts from telling a Scandinavian story). Also Minna is....well...a social autist. So her lack of hetro love is reflected in not wanting to do any "relationships" in her story out side of hetro's making family tree offspring (gay =/= baby). So the lack of LGBT'LMNOP pisses of the militant gay's. For all proposes her characters as written are asexual (identify as nothing) except for plot birthers.Just as a footnote not long ago I heard a story on NPR about the Sami people. They were the indigenous people of the Scandinavia area before the Vikings and other groups colonized the area. They are fighting for more recognition and rights but to semi-quote a member of the Sami people when dealing with SJW's "you can't be indigenous, your white".P.S I want to cuddle Minna and give her social autistic self the love she deserves.P.P.S Have gun, will travel.
Have we discussed Sleipnope's GLORIOUS HAIR yet?
>>63359096Not yet in this thread. But god damn is that mane glorious.
>>63356580Alaska too, they're just so remote.
The issues i see with basing a game on this great comic is really all around magic. While we recently got to see some of it in action we really don't know much about it besides some vague things. Nothing is defined on how it works. All we do know boils down to.1. Different set of God worshipping gives entirely separate powers2. In that vein, different caster types are able to work together somewhat especially in the dream world but different rules apply to them there.3. You have to born with the gift there is no just learning it. Though being taught how to use it is an important4. Runes cost nothing physically. Just time. We have yet to see a professionally made one work. But amateur ones were strong enough to cause trolls to balk during an attack.5. Spells are physically exhausting. While we haven't seen much it feels more exponential then linear. And real world being more costly than the dream world.*6. The gods of your nation appear to be the only ones who can empower you, no getting stuff from the neighbor as it were.* we have seen by my recollection 3? Real world spells that actually did alot. 2 of which I would say were equivalent to say a decent fireball. Both of those knocked out their casters. They got hit so hard they were both out for long periods of time. Long enough people unfamiliar with casters ( which leads me to believe mages are in fact very rare as most people seemed to have no clue) started to wonder if they were ever going to wake up.So with these thoughts im curious to see how the people trying to put it to rules do it. That's not even considering the fact science can clearly interact with the magic in this universe. As we saw what a scientific vaccine did to its test subjects of the magic based disease.Luckily as the party has returned to civilization and turns out to have an untrained mage with them we might get some insight with his training. Even if it is for just one countries mage typeHave a cute catgirl to keep you safe
>>63360064Maybe just do away with the magic for the purposes of the game? But that would do away with much of the appeal, I suppose. Have a catgirl in return for yours, anyway.
>>63358501Samis are actually not indigenous.Sure, they have been oppressed by the Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Russian states and were prohibited from practicing their culture, but they weren't first in the area. The Germanic-speakers came before them.And pure Samis are far from white, only ones that are very mixed with Swedes and Norwegians are.
>>63360064>>63360112Magic is what's tripping me up with Vikingr, though the redesign should make things easier.As is the case with most fantasy systems, however, magic will still be difficult to balance.
>SSSS thread still up after four days>Super comfy and intelligent discussion>Over 100 posts>Everybody recognizing the greatness of SigrunGood work anons.
These maps are fucking dope holy shit.
>>63360464I still can't believe the language tree got her mentioned in mainstream news.
>>63360521It was also posted on r*ddit yesterday naturally people got offended that other language families were included
>>63360532that other language families were NOT included*
>>63360464Some of the fan maps are cool too. This is the only one I have, but I know there were others.
>>63360464there's loads of unofficial ones made by /tg/ too>>63360562my nig
>>63360562i like this one
>>63305963Oh wow, Sigrun has a nice pair. I've never noticed that.
>>63360586Probably because they've been covered by a heavy winter coat the whole time.
>>63360582I just noticed that the Shetland Islands are called Scotland on the map.That would require that there are any Scots left who live on the island.Considering the island is a part of the Silent World on the first map, that doesn't seem likely.I went ahead and changed it to Hjaltland, the Norse name for the islands.
Resuming map dump
>>63360689The Scots are tough, I bet they can hang on. Pic somewhat related.
Some of these are less plausible than others, but I'm still posting in case anyone is interested
>>63360712Is that part of Alaska?
>>63360735South and North Canadian west coast, respectively
>>63360754Leaves ruining everything. Good maps though.
>>63360772Considering the north (2nd) map continues up a bit there should be a third part with south Alaska. I've looked around a bit but can't find any.
>>63360805If I had any sort of artistic talent I would draw it.
One ice cream a day keeps Rash away
>>63360824Lalli is so cute when he's angry.
>>63358501I mean, the demographics make sense if you actually know the first thing about Scandinavia. Granted, I can only speak personally for Norway, but the VAST majority of immigrants here live in Oslo and a few other major cities. In SSSS, the surviving communities are the small and remote ones, at most they'd have maybe one or two immigrant families.>>63358501>>63360225>They were the indigenous people of the Scandinavia area before the Vikings and other groups colonized the area.>The Germanic-speakers came before them.Eeh, it's complicated. True, the Sami are not the first people to settle in "Scandinavia", but they're effectively the indigenous people of the areas they lived in. There really wasn't much competing for territory since the different peoples had very different ways of living, so the Sami had the tundra pretty much to themselves. It wasn't until the 19th and 20th century, with the rise of nationalism and race theory and improved transportation, that they started being actively suppressed, culminating in some truly nasty eugenics programs aimed at wiping out their culture. Banning their language, kidnapping their kids to put them through norwegian boarding schools, sterilization projects... it's not a good look on our history.
>>63360863That's not completely true.The ancestors of todays Swedes lived as far north as Jämtland, Västerbotten and Ångermanland since the bronze age. I'm not completely sure about Norway but as far as I remember they lived as far north as Lofoten during the same time.It wasn't until the 1500s that the Southernmost Sami began living in Jämtland, and they didn't reach Dalarna until the 1890s.The original, pre-medieval Sami territory in Sweden was only Lappland and parts of Norrbotten.The map of Sápmi used by Sami nationalists (the one you posted) is a bit unfair and also dishonest.
>>63360863Yeah that's what I thought as well.I live in Denmark, and maybe 1% of the population outside of the major cities (50k+) are nonwhite.(and they are generally treated much better outside of the major cities, as well)
>>63360863Also, since gods are something very real in this setting, it's not impossible that they protected "their" people specifically when the rash broke out.
>>63360923(this is a bit of an exaggeration, of course)
How would you outfit your cat-tank, /tg/?>Small CD player to listen to audiobooks while driving>Comfy mattress>Electric tea kettle>Food, guns, ammo, etc.>Cat painting on the wall
>>63360735It is Vancouver Island and surrounds, don't you anons ever read an atlas?
>>63361109I do, but in my defense it's hard when all you can see is the closeup with no real frame of reference and all the towns are named differently.
>>63361142It took a while for me to figure out where it was toot. posted it
>>63361046exactly the way it is tbqh
>>63361222Not even a little spruce-up?
>>63360919Lofoten isn't THAT far North, as far as the northern regions go. It's also a fishing community, and most norwegian settlements that far north stuck to the coast. Really, there wasn't much infrastructure North of Trondheim until the german occupation. The road over the mountain near my home town is known as "The Blood Road" because of how many POWs died constructing it.
>>63361239Maybe add a Tuuri to the tank
>>63361142>>63361173Fair enough anons, it is a pretty neat map after all.
>>63360728>>63360712>>63360689>>63360562Amazingly well done maps. I actually hope the Newfoundland one becomes real. Their access to an oil rig would help them stay industrial and could even cleanse the rest of Newfoundland.
Currently re-reading the comic. The use of actual motorized vehicles would be rather unique to those going on expeditions. So having military experience would be required for them to know how to drive.
>>63363874That would be good. I also like Minna's explanation for how they get fuel. Basically "don't worry about it."
>>63357138I think that the majority of cats going on expeditions would be either Grade B or Grade A. I also wouldn't be surprised if the Vikingr that are unable to get a cat would adopt young strays they might find.
>>63364941Forgot the Pic
>>63364982Grade C a cute.
>>63365143Strays would be officially Grade C, but their ability to survive in the Silent World would make them a bit more functional. Say C+ or B-
>>63365192Plus the derpiness had to count for something.
>>63360586Part of is the coat the other part is that Minna didn't put extra work in drawing them. Page 903-904 is when she put effort into drawing then.
>>63360257>>63360112I think magic being a fundamental in the game and the universe is important. But because of the way that magic works in SSSS, it basically forces "multiclassing" if you will. Spell-slinging doesn't exist without physical consequences, and runes are time consuming to make and have the potential consequences of just being avoided entirely. And if someone were to play a character like Onni, they would need to realize that doing one big spell puts your character out of commission for days at a time. I'm not sure how this would translate into dice and a table top format, but I think its important to the setting at least.>>63364318There are some engines these days that aren't as picky; so I actually didn't question much when I was reading the comic. Just assumed that they brought enough gas and stored it in the back of the vehicle.>>63364941The use of cats gives my own cat an excuse to be on the table while we play so I think he will be fine with it. We saw cat adoption happen in the comic so I might throw some cat plot hooks into my playgroup while they are out exploring.
>>63365469>Just assumed that they brought enough gas and stored it in the back of the vehicle.Me too, until they started wandering around for such a long time. Not that it's a big deal at all, of course, just something I noticed.
>>63365689To be honest, I wouldn't have been surprised if they had some sort of machine in that big ol' cat tank that could make ethanol or something. Doubt it would be very efficient, but hey, as long as it works.
>>63364982What about snakes, they were also common household protectors from vermin in finland.It wasn't unusual to give food to a snake living under a house and keep it around, they were seen as manifestations of guardian spirits
>>63365758It's powered by perkele.
>>63365810They might be good pets, but I don't think you can train snakes to detect the rash and warn others about it.
I really love the "photo calendar pages" used to show the passage of time. It would pair AMAZINGLY well with the tabletop style.
>>63366069Seriously, they're all laid out.
The maps are also simple and straightforward.
>>63366177And using and old map of a city that would be filled out with updates as they explore would be useful in rolepaying.
Also, perfect character opening art."Once winter comes we'll be ready" is a great motto for Vinkingr teams.
>>63357939handheld depth charges (aka hand grenades)
>>63360562What's that big round-ish island northwest of Port-Cartier? Looks like it would make for a good settlement
>>63365469Of course, magic works differently between the two styles of mages. Icelandic mages are defensive, using runes and prophetic visions. these don't tire them out. They'd be useful in protection and discovering unknown history.Finish mages are offensive, casting spells and sensing spirits. Of course their spells are very much in the vein of "glass canon". They cause massive damage to the opponent but also hurt the caster. They'd mostly be useful to innately sense spirits and trolls.
>>63366608It does look like they're heading that way.
>>63360720Yeah, this one makes zero sense>not geographically isolated>not connected by waterways>not cold enoughI could see Malta surviving with a tiny population, but that's not on the map
>>63366197If doing a live session, the GM using a real physical tourist map, putting some pre-established markings on it and then the group just filling it out would be great.
If there are other settlements in the world, wouldn't they know about it by now via radio?
>>63366667The guy that made it said the following>plenty of castles from the reconquista>plenty of weapons from the civil war>pyrenees are cold and isolatedbut yeah, not the most realistic one, especially since it was struck first by the rash
>>63366744That would require those places to have radios, be on the correct frequency, and strong enough to both transmit and receive those signals at those distances. Those aren't exactly common.
>>63366925For a place as advanced as Iceland and Sweden, it would probably be pretty high on the priority list to have radios broadcasting outwards on a set frequency and having people at home trying various frequencies and seeing if they pick anything up.Powerful transmitting equipment can be salvages from the cities.
>>63366925>RadiosAll the capitals and larger settlements should have these just to facilitate long-range communication. >frequencyYou'd imagine at least Iceland would be scanning all the standard frequencies. We "waste" money on SETI nowadays, so them having their own Search for Old World Civilization project should get enough funds to at least run a basic scanner setup.>signal strengthPower requirement for Iceland shouldn't be too bad with all the geothermal energy.Finding there's other people out there would be a powerful morale booster even if they can't reach them right now due to sea trolls etc.
>>63366989True, but those broadcasts would mostly be a repeating signal just to say “we are here”, not actual people speaking.For receiving, It would also be difficult to determine where that signal is even coming from. For all we know there might be radio operators who have gotten a “we’re here” signal but haven’t been able to trace its source.
Bumping the thread because it made me discover an amazing comic (at least a great one) and I might do a winter quest themed on it.
Imagine meeting neopagans 100 years after the death of the world and discovering they are everywhere. It must be real test of spirit.
>>63367189Or they could play a recorded message on the hour (we are at x y z coordinates / we are x nation living in z what's up) and leave the rest of the time waiting for a response
>>63367368A looping recorded message on shortwave radio is most likely, but I highly doubt that they would give out exact locations and their status. People are always scared that somebody will take what they have.Also, shortwave has had less and less use in recent years due to the reliance on satellites and the internet. With the future tech in the world of SSSS, the use of shortwave would be limited to 100+ year old junk broadcasting from Iceland with the hope somebody else has both the equipment to receive it and another 100+ year old broadcaster able to pick through the screams of the damned.Yeah, the rash has caused a lot of static from the spirits screaming in agony over what they’ve become.Long story short, there are almost certainly other people out there, but they’d be really hard to both find and reach.
>>63367697Oh man I can imagine an entire plot line revolving around the group hearing some short range radio signals, only to find a long dead group of people with the equipment still running from a water generator. and then ghosts
>>63368058As far as we know, most ghosts found their way onwards by themselves after a few years.Ghosts remaining for 90 years was completely unheard of and was probably exclusive to the ones in Denmark, who've now gone to heaven.
>>63368475Fair shake man. I completely forgot about that plot point imo.
>>63366744The Grosslings are constantly blasting demonic speech through all radio communications in-universe. And as we learnt all too recently, pretty much every Grossling has the ability to disable mages or unskilled sensitives with a few words.Having open radio communications is pretty much lethal in SSSS.
>Emil having to stay at the camp and watch while the more experienced cleansers burn stuff downGotta be tough hearing "watch the horses, kid" from someone three years younger than you
>>63368475Those ghosts were the result of a faulty cure, so I don’t think they were the only ones.Even if they were, there are other paranormal dangers to be faced. Like that troll spirit that tried to control Emil into walking into its home so it could kill him.
>>63369159You're sure it was the Grosslings? I thought it was malicious spirits in the air or something.
>>63369159I haven’t seen any signs of the compelling voice working when over the radio. However, they would definitely cause a lot of static.
>>63370296All evil things speak with the same scratchy black speech in the setting. The trolls/grosslings are constantly doing it, but evil spirits (like Sleipnope or whatever the fuck that thing that tried to drown Lalli was) also speak the same way. It's one of the clear signs that seems to link them all together.The Dusklings and that one giant attempted to use it on Emil to get him to come to them/open a way in for them so that they could kill him.
A quick reminder about the variety found in those infected by the Rash.
>>63370677Thanks for the bump
>>63370677Congratulations on being the first blatant troll of the thread! Here, take your trophy bucket of Rash infected gunk and wave to the jeering crowd on your way out!
>>63370824I'mma be real with you, you all look like you're having good fun and the setting is pretty cool, but the atmosphere of this thread is really gay and the artist's character designs are ugly with some pretty severe sameface.
>>63370969>really gayJust the way I like it.>samefaceTo be honest, I used to feel this way too.I guess I've just been following it for long enough that I've internalized more of the little differences between the characters. To each there own, I suppose.
>>63371116>I guess I've just been following it for long enough that I've internalized more of the little differences between the characters.Minna's character art also improved drastically since she began. Hell, look at some of the prologue pages:http://sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=3Compared to now:http://sssscomic.com/comicpages/971.jpg
>>63370969Wow. Somebody was able express why they don’t like something on the internet in a civil way. I applaud you! Though considering the only meanings “gay” has are homosexual or happy, not sure what you mean about the atmosphere of the thread.I will admit that the art style of the characters take a bit to get used to. They’re design is deliberately androgynous, which is quite rare to see.
>>63370969Like >>63371116, I used to have a hard time differentiating between the characters, but now it's easy. That's fair if you don't like it though, nothing will appeal to everyone. What are some comics you do like?
>>63370642I wonder just how devastating a single Giant would be...
>>63372427Apparently the sea creatures (infected whales and the like) are absolutely terrifying.
>>63292437Anybody who plays a scouting character would be leaving the group rather frequently and would need to be optimized for stealth and speed. In fact, the avoiding of fights would be more important than actually winning fights, I’d say. Like finding a way to set Rash beats on each other, or using a flamethrower to keep them at bay while you run.Also, Icelandic mages would have to deal with any of those restless spirit things that exist in the water within that dream spirit world of theirs.All things considered, outright combat with any beast should be something to avoid unless the creature is certain to be alone.Are there any good examples of roleplay games based on stealth?
>>63372427One was able to tear through several inches of steel on the Chainsaw Train. They are basically dragons in a world without dragon slaying weapons.
>>63292516A shitty webcomic.
>>63372735Maybe, but on the good side of shitty!
>>63372505A fair and just question my liege
>>63372505>>63372862Lots of rolls for perception and stealth? I don't know but it's certainly a good question. Google says Project: Dark is a good stealth RPG but I've never heard of it.
>>63372505I've heard that "Blades in the Dark" is a pretty good system for stealth, but I haven't played it myself.>>63372476Now that is a scary thought. I think we have seen a little art of them in some of the pages.>>63372541Was that a giant? Don't have the page on me but I thought that was simply a troll.
This thread is a warm cup of hot cocoa in front of a fire while it's snowing out
>>63363874Or worker, Sigrun was military but no driving. Turri could drive since she operated farm tractors back home. Farming = food = survival, so farming would be a critical need use for motor vehicles p#191.>>63365469>There are some engines these days that aren't as pickyAnd there are some engines that are not that picky at all. During the cold war all sides knew the Europe front was going to be a clusterfuck hairball. So many military vehicles were multifuel. Most US vehicles preferred Diesel, but could run on kerosene, JP8 (jet fuel), vegetable oil, or in a pinch gasoline (this is a last resort and you needed to mix it something like 1 quart motor oil to 5 gallon gas).>>63369159>>63370566I will agree that the abominations in general are creating a background static, but it would to me more by happenstance than purpose.>>63370969The art was a stylistic choice. When it was first being developed it could have went very different. Also it is drawn alot better than other webcomic, even the ones /co/ love and talk about.
>>63372925http://sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=167According to Minna's comments here it's just a troll. Although if a troll can do that it just makes the giants even scarier.
>>63372968>Cold War vehicles were multifuel.Huh, that's one of those things I never would have guessed, but it makes perfect sense.
>>63372910Well, I would say that there would need to be a lot of breathing room. The yes/no do or die style of scouting and stealth wouldn’t work. For scouting I would say that the rolls would represent how well they are able to translate what they scouted to the map. A high roll would be perfect directions, low roll a “danger: yes”, and a middle roll would have some misjudgments on the size of the paths.Not sure about stealth though. I think instead of hidden/not hidden it would be how aware you are of the other beats presence, and how aware it is if you. That would work in tandem with scaring it off, distracting it, or pulling a “summon bigger fish” move while diving into a trash can.
>>63372427We see a Giant (or at least, a really really really large Troll) around the end of the chapter where Lalli and Emil are cast adrift on the sea. Lalli had to fully expend himself just to cut the damn thing in half and keep it from crushing them to death, and that likely didn't actually kill it judging by its sheer size.It was also continuously spawning lesser trolls from its bulk, which were more than unpleasant.
>>63372985On, right. I believe the think the set on the Dusklings was a giant.
>>63373071That could work.
>>63292832>IcelandicThe word your looking for is either "Nordic" or "Scandinavian"
>>63373013They do know how to make fuel out of methane. All they’d need for that is a composter.
>>63373508Or just feed the crew a ton of beans.
>>63374094Tuuri is not for lewd. Necrophilia is wrong.
>>63374388>tfw removing Tuuri lewders
>>63374865Very nice. But what if they start lewding Lalli instead?
>>63374963We retreat into the spirit world
>>63292437Would GURPS work for SSSS? Vikingr looks awesome, but I want to try a game while anon is still ironing out the kinks.
Since this thread is still alive and people are interested, have an in-progress draft of the revised character sheet. It's still missing stuff (and is far from final), but this is the fancier version for people who like printing their sheets out on nice paper. There'll be a utilitarian and printer-friendly version once I've finalized things.
>>63375519Looks great so far anon! Thanks!
>>63375519Fuck yea anon
>>63312409/k/ talks about this comic?
>>63376348Sometimes, yeah. In operator threads, waifu/raifu/knaifu, etc. Most often you'll see it posted as an OP image.
>>63373085The snake with legs that ate the dusklings in chapter 21 was probably a giant as well.
>>63377626what exactly created something this big? did 100 infected people fuse together and become a dragon?
I stopped reading about the time the ghost nun appeared. Did something happen to my favorite character Tuuri?
>>63378054>Not seizing your one chance to become a snake dragon thingThe constant suffering is a bit of a downside, but given the pastor lady was able to use willpower to change how the condition ended up affecting her...
>>63292437I tried to make a quick Call of Cthulhu oneshot in the setting. Plan was to have a group attempt to find the Seed Bank in Svalbard or perhaps scout out the "haunted" Soviet mining towns while more experienced explorers loot the vault. I have a modified CoC roll20 sheet, was leaning on using the character creation rules of World War Cthulhu to act as the creation process.I still have it on standby. Debating on making it a full campaign where they get stranded on Svalbard during arctic night and have to wait until spring for a rescue attempt.
>>63378449How did the players handle it? Stealthily, combat, or “run from any movement”?
>TFW a nordic culture comic with horror arc in your own city. HOW have I not seen this before?! Also I swear I have a class C cat.
>>63378254it's better if you read it for yourself pham>>63379048which city?
Another use for finish mages: they are able to dispel the radio interface so that they can keep in contact with home base! Lalli did it on page 278.http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=278
>>63378758I never ended up running it due to some side drama that occurred. Now I’m too busy to run it. Feelsbadmang
So finish mages are able to use their spirits for large casting, but over exertion will cause them to have negative effects for a few days afterwards.
>>63380140>>63370642>>63366645>>63364982Thanks for posting these anons. I forgot to save some of them as I was reading through and I'll use them as reference when trying to explain the world and system to some friends.
>>63292516The world where all the dogs are dead
>>63380606Not all dogs. Reynir mentions while in the dream state that the spirit dog there looks like a dog she saw back home.
>>63380532There are a couple more. One discussing the different kind of dog trolls and another discussing how trolls and beasts are able to spread the Rash.
>>63381041I've got a couple saved that I can dump
>>63380957My bad, most of them are dead and deformed
>>63381041Found another kind of troll.
So since people made maps for other surviving cultures, did they write up anything actually about the cultures? The old gods they went back to (as that seems to be a theme), their own unique survival strategies etc. I could see the Russians creating geographical barriers by just dumping radioactive materiel over a large area.
>>63378054It's impossible to really tell. The Grosslings all vary in size and shape and some can be made out of only one person whilst still being utterly physics-defying (see pic).Though that dragon is likely multiple people forcibly fused together, yes.
>>63382402>I could see the Russians creating geographical barriers by just dumping radioactive materiel over a large area.Why would they do that? How would it help to isolate vast forests, tundras, swamps and wilderness where millions of infected beasts roam and no man lives to keep them in check? How would it achieve anything? You would have easier time creating radioactive Hadrian's Wall in Great Britain.
>>63382571Thinking of the Kamchatka map I saw once
>>63382583Got Aleutian Islands, I think it’s in the same thread I’m reading hold please
>>63373071Okay, this page is pretty close to what I mean about stealth being about awareness. The troll sees them directly, but Lalli is only able to sense their presence instead of actually catching sight. And even though the troll sees them, it doesn’t instantly attack.I basically see stealth ranging from “You are alert” to “something’s nearby, possibly watching you” to “there is a beast right in front of you!”
What's the difference between a safe area and a cleansed area?
>>63382829Sakhalin is the last map I saw. Enjoy
>>63324867>those fucking n-words and other nonwhites bitching that story focusing on nordic people and their myths in a post apocalyptic setting features only white people.My genocidal urges keep growing by the day.
>>63382799Forgot the image!
>>63339632They hate white people.
>>63382834>Cleansed areaLocal nests were destroyed, beasts and trolled were killed. The area is relatively safe, there are no big monsters roaming around for the next several seasons but vermin beasts pose real danger of infection. Infected may return and create new nests after winter.>Safe areaNo beasts and trolls and no risk of infection.
>>63382911So more or less>cleansed islands or otherwise completely isolated areas=safe
>>63339632Asians love to send death threats and they ride the SJW wave
>>63382770>>63382805>>63382829>>63382844>post-apocalyptic island hopping Russiansneat
>>63382931Yep, infected whales and seals might still pose danger to small island settlements without navy and military to kill them. Infected amphibious whale is the worst nightmare.
>>63358501The notion that the Sami are somehow more ingenious to scandinavia and Finland than the Scandis and the Finns is a crock of fucking shit. All of these peoples have been living in those lands for at least 2 thousand fucking years, if not more, it is just that the sami lived in the most ass end of nowhere northern parts of those lands due to only those sami tribes that retained their hunter gatherer/nomadic lifestyles avoiding being absorbed to the agrarian populations of the more southern parts of those lands.It is not like an army of Finns and Scandis came and conquered the poor sami or shit like that. The larping about muh "oppressed indiginous peeple" the sami do here in Finland, as if they were some indians, is unironically making me fucking hate those reideer fuckers when previously I was wholly neutral towards them. The Finnic tribes were just as fucking "oppressed" in our history and unlike the sami, all of out traditions were basically fucking destroyed by Christianity. The Sami can thank their fucking pagan deities that by the time civilization reached them it was ruled by more liberal values that did not seek it prudent to extreminate their faith and traditions completely.
>>63382980It just hit me, there must be Jormungand somewhere in the Atlantic, a giant serpentine fusion of dozens infected whales.
Limit reached. Unlike /co/ this thread got more than 20 posters.
If we hit limit someone gunna start the new one?
>>63382980>>63383053Minna has said that sea-giant equivalents (called "Leviathans") exist, so it's confirmed that some ungodly nightmares of fused sea creatures exist. Wouldnt be surprised if that thing that tried to drown Lalli was a spirit manifestation of such an entity.
>>63383430Leviathans fusing together into a great sea serpent would help explain why there aren’t many ships sailing south.
>>63383278I don't think we should keep this thread rolling, honestly. The comic doesn't release fast enough, and until I'm ready to post more Vikingr, there won't be much to talk about that hasn't already been discussed in previous threads. Maybe once every two weeks?
>>63383740That sounds pretty good!This thread has been archived on suptg!
>>63383824>>63383740I'll see you lads then. Keep warm anons, and enjoy the snow if it's near you!
>>63380532they are a page that have them all anonhttp://www.sssscomic.com/?id=about
>>63383824Thanks for archiving it!
>page 10 nowThis was a good thread, first ssss-related thread i managed to catch before it archived.See you all next time.
>>63386299Yes. Let us all just go Viking for a while and leave the topic be.Remember: if you see a troll, Stand Still and Stay Silent.It Might go away.