My name is Mary.I now own a dungeon.Not by choice, mind you. I was forced into this when the previous owner placed a curse on me after I tried to audit him. Now I'm the ruler of this place until my asshole of a boss decides to send someone to free me from the curse.So, anywhere between a month and forever.But I'm trying to make the most of it while I'm here.And it seems like these heroes never stop coming...
>>1124774I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!
>>1124774Well shit boys! It's Audit time!The princesses look so lovely! And prince is rather fetching too!Also Mary, I had way to much time on my hands cataloging items and creating new ones....
AssetsG:335Runes: 0Mana: 21Staff: 5Known Runes:WaterFancyStoneComfyExplodeSwordMetalWoodContainerFistClothMagicStringFireMindOilMusicMithrilPsionicLevitationWindLightTechLawDarkMundane (Anti-Magic)PlainChaosGravity===Items===Chests: G10Food: Good- G10, Excellent- G20===Basic Units===Builder: Can build rooms. Can also construct hallways for the dungeon and fill any space with basic traps. (Purchased) Cook: Cooks food. Boosts morale for other units. (Purchased)Dungeoneer: Builds magical traps and manages the Army. Can also infuse demons with more runes. (Purchased)===Advance Units===Archiver: Upgrade to Librarian. Can transmute runes. G-600 (Purchased)Carpenter has been unlocked. This will halve the price for all rooms. Costs G300 (Purchased)Chef has been unlocked. Cooks food better. G100. (Purchased)Demonologist II: Can fuse two runes together to create an Opposite Rune. G-3000. Minus 50 for each rune known. (Purchased)Dungeoneer II: Can create six runed monsters and created multiple dungeon floors.She can also create Extra Boss rooms that can house any demon with more than 5 runes. (The Carpenter must also be unlocked)She can also make the outside look like not-garbage.She costs 3000 gold. Price dropped by 200 for each demon above 3 runes currently in the army.===Basic Rooms===Kitchen: G-200 BOUGHTBarracks: G200 BOUGHTEmpty Room: G50Treasure Room: G100===Advance Rooms===Mini-Boss Room: G100Final Boss Room: G1000False Final Boss Room: G500 (Must contain a trap of some kind)Trapped Room: G75 (Requires Builder)Magical Trap: G100 (Requires Dungeoneer)False Wall: G25 (Requires Dungeoneer)Note: Rooms are furnished with the bare minimum. They can be enhanced with runes.===Spells===Unlocked:Audit: Takes 1 item from target. 20 ManaCalculate: Tells the worth of target. 10 ManaMultiply: Temporarily creates a copy of an object. 20 ManaBankrupcy: Target loses all items. 100 ManaSummon Lawyers: Summons a lawyer to distract target. 20 Mana.Token Track:Psion: 2Warrior: 1Mage: 1Wizard: 1Rogue: 1Golem: 4Sorceror: 4Moon Elf: 5==================================================We went on a bit of a spending splurge but.. I think it was worth it. A few changes have been made to the dungeon and we got new princesses.
>>1124794The dungeon is getting pretty dungeon-y. I like it.
>>1124794The token tracker is a very very useful thing. I am really glad we have that now!
>>1124774Where is my sexy little Death Knight?
>>1124794Ah, right, we were being invaded by the bushy hair lady and that dickish dude last time.
>>1124810If you're refering to Alex, that's a good point. Guess she didn't get the papers filed for her new job yet.>>1124814I fear for these heroes after the Moon Elf fiasco.
So right now what rooms do we have and how our resort/dungeon works?
>>1124774HUZZAH! IT RETURNS!>>1124815I wouldn't say "Moon Elf" was a complete fiasco (we did get a 5 star review), but we certainly made the dungeon harder than it needed to be, which may also attract more high leveled characters to attempt it in the future.Didn't we decide to have a difficulty setting or something? Perhaps have the option of making the dungeon easier but to decrease the rarity of certain drops? We want this rare-item farmer to feel like he has some agency even as he has to do the dungeon over and over again before getting the slime core.
>>1124799We've been working hard on it, have we not?>>1124807I figured it would be nice to keep track of such things.>>1124790Oh boy. I'll review these when I've got some down time.>>1124814Yeeep. Let's see how they're doing.============================================="Remember..." Says the man in the mask, "I need the Slime Core. If you roll Need on it our contract is null and you will receive nothing from me.""You're paying me more than it's market value anyway. I'm not into minion collecting. It's yours." The adventurer says. One hand is holding onto what looks like four katana."Good... The last thing I need is coming so close to my goal and having a typical stupid adventurer mess it up for me.""..."1/2
>>1124837SHE'S GOT FOUR SWORDZ
>>1124837Yeeaaahhh, he's not gonna have a good time.
>>1124837So a deku scrub and an anime.
>>1124837OH are we finally getting a villainous fighter.How interesting.
>>1124837Well the good news about these guys is they'll run the dungeon as many times as it takes to get that rare drop. Bad news is they may be hard to kill to make a profit on. We'll have to see how things go.
>>1124834I say it was a fiasco because people couldn't let Moon Elf do her thing. They wanted to murderhobo an adventurer as opposed to letting her do it herself.We're in the industry to entertain, not just get gold cheaply.>>1124837>>1124845Yeah see, this is what I'm worried about...>ReviewThe only things that you most need to look up is the items the princesses could give.I'm really happy with the Marsh Rod, Manifold Bow, and my favourite item name, the Magmallet
Remember everyone. We win more making the dungeon enjoyable that making it hard
>>1124837But where's the fedora and the trench coat?
>>1124837>The pair step into the first room.>Ronin looks around, her posture showing that she is a woman of action, always on the alert. Chemist follows behind her, arms beneath his cloak, gripping something that Mary can't see."It's pretty.""Better than the outside." Chemist says.>Ms Bloops pops out and burbles a happy greeting at the pair."!!! Zantetsuken!" Ronin screams, slicing the slime's head off in one blow.2/3
>>1124867We win either way. We either get casual shits or hardcore fuckers who want to play Dark Souls and Dwarf Fortress. All this "Stop making it difficult, let them have fun." bullshit gets on my nerves. Let the thread go where the thread goes.
>>1124877MS. BLOOOOOOPS NOOOOOOOOOOOACTIVATE HARD MODE RIGHT NOW
>>1124877do...do slimes care about that?At all?
OK, hard mode it is.
>>1124877pretty sure that just did nothing. missed the core and doing a " slice in half then wait until clocking sword back in for them to fall apart" also fails due to slime just sticking back together after being cut. basically, giga sharp swords are even worse vs slimes then dull ones.
>>1124877oh god damn it....anon's aren't going to let this one go...AGAIN.
>>1124883Do you think that Ms. Bloops remembers every time that she's been killed? Do we have a dungeon therapist? We should hire a dungeon therapist.
>>1124877I'm mad but no hard mood yet, let them run into the cleric first
>>1124867Agreed. We want them to feel like they're having fun even as they run it again and again trying to get the rare item. >>1124877Maybe we put in difficulty settings with variable risk-reward? Or perhaps we should make completionist rewards for people who do the dungeon a number of different ways?>>1124877"sigh" - I guess we can do hard mode and have killing Ms. Bloops be the trigger for that, but if we then get the dark souls "we want the hardest dungeon ever" types having killing her trigger high difficulty would encourage people killing her.Personally, I'd really rather just let it go. Everyone's got their own style and we should try to cater to the customer.
>>1124888luckily no. lesser slimes have goldfish like memories. so every time she reforms it's just her base personality.
>>1124877That girl is a little jumpy
>>1124877>"!!! Zantetsuken!" Ronin screams,Is this Ronin a scaredy cat? Did Miss Bloops accidentally terrify someone?
>>1124877Bloops, stay on the katana. Prevent her from drawing that one.
>>1124899>>1124903Maybe that's her gimmick that will make her endearing to the anons...I hope...
>>1124877>The head lands with a wet -splat- on the floor. Ms. Bloops picks it up and holds onto it. Ronin is ready to attack again when the Chemist puts an arm out in front of her."You idiot, she is harmless. Do you not recall what you've read about this place?""...Oh, right. That's her?""Indeed. Hello, slime. We did not me to harm you.""-slime noises-.">The Chemist pulls out a piece of candy."A peace offering, to you. What do you say you help us out?"HmmShould I have her do anything?
>>1124909I'm okay with Bloops helping out until they get to the Cleric room. Then they're on their own.
>>1124909This shouldn't be as cute as it is. Why is this so cute?
>>1124909Did we ever give Ms. Bloops the stranger danger talk?
>>1124911That sounds good.
>>1124911Yeah that seems to work for me.
>>1124909Ms. Bloops can't talk, so just have her point out stuff in the dungeon until Clericlike so >>1124911
>>1124909Bloops helps them until cleric room. pointing things out and such. Also she make happy blurbles.
>>1124909I am interested in seeing if ms. bloops even CAN help them.Let's see what she can do?
>>1124909>>1124911Down with this.
Besides, everyone knows that Ronin is going to trigger the explodey in the maze.Then Bloops can happily blurble goodbye and head back to her fountain to play.
>>1124909also, does that sucker have A SATURN RING HOVERING AROUND ITWHAT IS THIS ADVANCED CANDY TECH
>>1124911If you are good with the cute slime we are good with you.
>>1124909Reject it and crush them.
>>1124909ASSIMILATE THE CANDY!Also his glove.
>>1124909Guys... we can get a Candy Rune! This adventurer is just handing out loot!
>>1124924You mean happily sacrifice herself by hugging Explodey, right?
>>1124940bloops calming aura lets her hug explodey safely.
>>1124940Unlikely. She'll probably make a very loud noise and...well, you know how it goes. Shame about the oil.
>>1124911Sure. Let's go with this. Being nice has benefits.
>>1124956Didn't we already have an established benefit for being nice to Miss Bloops?
>>1124964That was because during that run, Ms. Bloops wasn't set as a dungeon creature. So if she got ganked, she'd have died permanently.
>>1124964Well aside from a bonus token, it's never been truly defined. Some have suggested that she help out a tiny bit as well.
>Mary tells Ms. Bloops to help them out a bit. She's not entirely certain if her directions are even understood but that doesn't stop the slime from grabbing the candy and devouring it.>1 Candy Rune Obtained>She makes some slime noises and leaves the fountain, heading off and out of the room, occasionally looking behind herself to make sure she's being followed. The pair pause to glance at each other before following the slime."Can we trust her?" Ronin asks"It's the first room. If we fail here we can just try again.">They enter the Comfy Slime room. Curi peers over the edge and waves at the comfy slimes. They wave back at her. She makes a few noises at them, apparently engrossed in a bit of conversation with them. The slimes pooled at the bottom nod and climb up the sides of the pit, binding together and forming a semi-solid bridge across. Curi just slides across.... How many times has she done this?>The pair are able to cross now with little difficulty.>Now they enter the maze.>Curi seems to know exactly where she's going, leading the pair with confidence. They follow her route, avoiding many of the dead ends and Explodey clones.>When they do finally encounter one Curi makes some soothing slime noises and passes by it.>Then, they see Metal Slime.Oh... We can attach loot and stuff to that thing. What should we add to it?
>>1124964was a token for not killing her. being ACTIVELY nice? no we haven't made a reward.
>>1125010Big piles of gold, some rarer trinkets like, idunno, mounts and goo brand junction material, runs away IMMEDIATELY ROUND 1
>>1125010Something rare! Like a knock off slime core so they have incentive to chase it.
>>1125010can drop one of these:slime steel, crafting ingredient to forge custom slime gearmetal slime medallion, +2 defense4 slimecrown tokens
>>1125010>Curiyou mean Mrs. Bloops?
>>1125010Lotsa gold.Also, is Ms. Bloops' first name Curi, too?
>>1125010> Bloops became Curi. PANIC!> Have the slime duck back into the comfy slime room. Since they didn't pass the obstacles the first time, it'll be hard for them to chase it.
>>1125017Backing the tokens, add an additional 75 gold too.
>>1125010I'd probably stick to gold or tokens unless we have some extra loot lying around or can generate some for free.
>>1125010>>1125023As for valuables, a rare chance at a mini slime core (1%) with various other chances at slime components and/or 50-75 gold.
>>1125027No mini slime cores. Thats for Curi, and potentially other bosses.However, a decent amount of gold and some tokens should be sufficient. 2 tokens and 100 gold would work well.
>>1125017This sounds good.Let's see exactly how tough the metal slime is before we go too crazy on the rare rewards. Hopefully they'll think this is worth it.
>>1125052I thought the goal was that it acts like a crystal lizard, leading people into danger.
>>1125065Ah, it's been a long time since I last read over the quest. I think you're right. My bad.
>>1125065It acts like a Dragon Quest Metal Slime, gives out a buttload of tokens, has stupid high defense, can roam the dungeon, and runs away at the first sign of trouble.Leading them into traps is a side effect of trying to tempt them into chasing the Metal Slime for sweet sweet lewt.
>>1125065Metal Slimes in dragon quest have a huge defense and run away but if you kill them you recive a TON of exp.
"...""...""...""... What are you doing, woman!? Get it!""What!?""It's a Metal Slime! Attack!""Oh, right!" She inhales deeply, drawing one of her blades. ""Flame-eating sword, swipe away-">The Metal Slime flees."After it!">The duo run after it, leaving the maze and entering the room with the Cleric Plant."Greetings," She says, "And welcome to the Slimecrown Citadel. Here you can rest and recuperate while you prepare for the challenges ahead. In order to-""MOVE!" Ronin says as she shoves Cleric Plant aside.>The Metal Slime makes some noises as it runs in circles around the room."In.. In order to fight Cur-" She tries to continue but is knocked over again when Metal Slime dashes under her skirt. She pulls herself back up. "IN ORDER TO-">Metal Slime hits her in the face. The force of Ronin tackling into her knocks her flat on her back.>They continue chasing the slime, throwing open a door it slides under and entering a room."Oh," Slime Prince says, "Hello there. We weren't expecting you so soon."1/2
>>1125138oh shitAW YESMY FAVORITE PAIRLET'S DO THIS
>>1125138this is some benny hill shit. i love it!
>>1125138Shine on, you crazy diamond slime.
>>1125138Poor Cleric Plant.Time to see what restrictions Paladin puts on this one.
>>1125138We should have Metal Slime apologize to Cleric Plant after this. Maybe even gift some stuff.He/She/They put in fucking work the entire time we ran this dungeon
>>1125138"Well..." The Prince says, "I suppose it is the older brother's duty to protect his sisters. This citadel is our home, Curi is our mother, and we are all that is left to protect the land. We will not let you reach her.""...... Do you understand what's going on?" Chemist asks."I think we may have skipped a cutscene...""Well, this is clearly a thing we need to defeat in order to progress." He clears his throat. "Listen up, you two." He reaches into his cloak and pulls out a bottle. "You slimes can hardly feel pain. I could cut you into pieces and it wouldn't register. But, one splash with this and you will suffer and suffer and suffer until you dissolve. Now, we can avoid all that if you just give me what is needed to take on the Boss."
>>1125178Heheh. We've got a trick up our sleeves and we aren't giving UP THAT EASILY!FIGHT THEM PALADIN AND PRINCE!
>>1125178Now seems like a fun time for Paladin to lay down some rules, now isn't it?
Paladin: Ban shady potions like that.
>>1125178Right this way! (leads him directly to bonus boss)
>>1125178paladin law: no splash weapons.
>>1125178QUICK!Ask him if he concocted a solution to every slime type we have because an oil slime is gonna need a different chemical then a mirthal type slime like the paladin
>>1125138Isn't Cleric Plant a dude? Oh well, poor Cleric Plant.
>>1125178PaladinSlime Lay down the Law!You aren't going to let this person threaten your Prince like that are you?
>>1125193probably it affects the water base of every slime
>>1125178bring it faggot
>>1125178...did that fucker just threaten to throw saltwater on our slimes?Supporting having the Paladin nope the fuck out of that and anything like it.
>>1125194Cleric plant is a Cleric Plant.
>>1125178>>1125178Fuck you AlchemistI knew you were an evil adventurer BAN POTIONS AND FLASKS
>>1125194Cleric Plant is whatever Cleric Plant decides to be on that day.
>>1125178Let the Alchemist prove his determination! Let them fight!
>>1125178>Ban theowables and consumables.
>>1125178Only blades here alchemist. So sayeth the law.
>>1125200>>1125200>>1125207>>1125210If you wanted to be a REAL bastard, you'd ban the Use of All Items
>>1125210well, he is giving an opportunity to surrender instead on throwing the flask directly. I think that he is pretty good.But he showed his secret weapon too soon.
>>1125178ban poisons and debuffing potions"if you wish to reach Curi then you must beat me in honorable combat. So I decree it, so it must be"
>>1125210>>1125193>>1125192>>1125188This chemist seemingly likes masks, are we spiteful enough to declare a ban on face coverings?
>>1125178I think we need to Audit that. Can Mary cast Audit without being in the same room? If that's not an option then refuse anyway, and try to avoid getting hit by whatever that is. (it could be a bluff, though)If it really is something horrible, an affected slime could self-destruct by ripping out its own core and smashing it. Better that than get essentially tortured to death.
>>1125204good thing we have lava slimes that contain no water.
>>1125219Don't pretty it upHe's threatening a torturous death.
His fighting style is using potions, you can't just ban anything that could beat us, it's just going to get us bad reviews, and is bullshit.
>>1125178> All poisons will afflict the attacker instead (at double potency)
>>1125246ban status effects, that way he can still use bombs and shit but no DOT dissolving effect.
>>1125246He isn't trying to fight, he's literally saying "If you don't let me get to the Boss for free I'll torture you to death". Fuck him.
Please wait warmly.
>>1125246To be fair, if we banned splash potions, he's not alone. This is why it's a party.If you are banned from one technique, try another. It's to get people to try and diversify and work together.That's what I like about RSP
>>1125264Plus even if they did only have the one way to fight, the 'Recommended' aspect of the laws still gives a fighting chance even if its a bit out of your comfort zone.
>>1125282I'm still waiting for the day when we declare that shouting your attacks is the recommended aspect.Alternatively, communication being banned.Both of them would be wonderful.
Suggestion: ban splash DAMAGE
>>1125292oh god. We need to do the shouting attacks thing when we get a cute adventurer like the psyker.
AUDIT IS HERE YAAASSSPREPARE YOURSELF MARY.
"Judgement time!" Royal Slime Paladin shouts.>New laws are put into effect for the remainder of the battle with steep penalties for not following the laws."You... My poisons...""Huh. That's a really interesting mechanic." Ronin says."Don't admire them..! Go! This is what I pay you for! Distract them while I make some acid.""Yeah, yeah." She draws and wields her four blades, one in each hand, one held by her teeth, and one with her tongue wrapped around it.>Paladin slime draws her own blade. The price is hiding behind her. All the while, Chemist is crafting something.What should I have them do?
>>1125346The Paladin must protect the Prince!He's #1!
>>1125346fight!both of them should be getting the sword bonus.
>>1125346Defensive battle on both sides.Paladin protect Prince above all else, second objective attack alchemist and put Robin on equal defensive
>>1125346One swing, one kill! Iaijutsu Technique Attack!
>>1125346Oh dear Christ she's Zoro on crack.This'll be fun.Also have the metal slime go molest the chemist. Shatter their goggles and get inside their mask. Wouldn't put it past them to make chlorine gas.
>>1125346Extreme sword fight. Both have someone that needs proection.
>>1125346Can the prince fight?If yes, then the prince shall fight. Get in there!
>>1125355prince attack alchemist while paladin fights ronin.
>>1125346Paladin is to protect the prince to the best of her ability, but to not yield to Ronin.Ergo, use paladin spells to buff defenses and resistances to both Paladin and Prince, but use great powerful strokes to cut into Ronin and to try and get at alchemist. Prince is to assist, but sparingly, and to RSP's endless chastising.
>>1125346Paladin tanks Ronin, Prince in his infinite wisdom goes around and attacks the chemist before his concoction can be brewed.
>>1125346Aim to knock the sword being held by his teeth out of her mouth so she bites her own tongue!
>>1125358This sounds fun, and annoying to the chemist.
>>1125346PaladinSlime Fight defensively and keep Ronin occupiedWhile The Prince prevents Alchemist from mixing up anything
>>1125361He's no mini boss but he should be a decent enough fighter. Of course, that probably doesn't mean much against Ronin so he's should be best off getting in Chemist's way.
>>1125346have one of them ask HOW DOES THAT WORK
>>1125346>The price>prince.Paladin! Focus on Defense! Use the Military issued Slime-CQC to fight defensively to protect the prince!>Prince draws upon his royal heritage! Although he is somewhat lacking in power, he makes up for it in his skills in Commanding the slime army! Have a retinue of Archer Slimes, Magic Slimes, Mud slimes and Psion Slimes appear!Disrupt the Alchemist!
>>1125346Wow, she is surprisingly good at holding multiple swords in her mouth.Kinky
>>1125395Yeah how does she get her tongue past her clenched teeth and the other sword hilt?
>>1125427Clearly she took a feat at a previous level. Other swordmasters laughed at her, but then she out dueled them.
>>1125346Umm... Her fighting style seems like it would end painfully if she took a hit to the head. More to the point, you could easily shoot water directly down her throat through her open mouth.
Maybe one of the swords has a tongue in the hilt for her sword? Maybe she's missing a bunch of her lower teeth on one side?
>>1125427as long as her tongue is thinner then a swords hilt she should be fine, as to why her tongue is so long and flexable you got me
>>1125395Clearly one of the swords is a talking sword that talks for Ronin. Very handy for Ronin when she needs to talk with 2 swords in her mouth, but the downside is the talking sword often goes off tangent, talks in a grating voice and swears like a sailor.
>>1125358Also have the metal slime go molest the chemist. Shatter their goggles and get inside their mask.If only someone could cast a spell to heat up Metal Slime, and have him go down Chemist's pants.
>>1125437>>1125427see, what I think is that if we get her to tell us how it works, she will bite her tongue.
>>1125437She's clearly talking with heart and burning passion!
>>1125346Have the paladin put a lot of pressure on Ronin, force her on the defensive for Chemist. Meanwhile, have metal slime sneak up and/or harass Chemist; prevent her from doing any useful work.
>>1125461Isn't metal slime's job is to run away? Having it attack/harass seems to be against it's purpose in the dungeon.
>>1125468Hit&Run tactics is Metal Slime's favorite method of combat.
Would this be considered a slime equivalent to a warcrime?
>>1125468Personally I say just let Metal Slime do as it pleases as long as it fits its main role as bait to lure people into traps. We just need to teach him that Plant Cleric isn't the kind of trap we meant.
>>1125508Maybe they did something bad and are prisoners. Is difficult to make a slime prisoner.
>>1125518Admittedly, we also don't have many traps to lure into yet. Give it time. Once we have a second floor, we can do some more creative work for our lil' guy to have fun in.
>>1125518actually, we could make it so that the next time the return to the hub, plant cleric refuses to offer heals because Ronin trampled her over chasing the metal slime. and have Metal slime lure Ronin do the same thing so that Plant Cleric turns hostile.
>>1125529Ah yes, that would be a good idea. I'd also really like to work on the surrounding around our dungeon (since they're kind of crap right now).One though I think I'll mention is that not everyone will want to do an epic long dungeon crawl. Maybe there's a way we can create dungeon tiers so that people who don't want to do the whole thing can still be satisfied with the experience?
>>1125540Absolutely not. Heals are one of the main sources of gold income we have. That source should only be banned if the heroes decide they want to fight the Cleric.
>>1125543Pretty simple solution really. Future runs, Curi, and requisite other bosses, drop what is essentially a 'go pass' that allows them to go to the next floor, if you keep beating floor bosses, you keep getting 'go passes' that allow you to progress to the next one.Naturally, you can still fight the bosses if you wish, and you can take part in favourite puzzles for loot/more tokens.
Guys, why don't we hire someone to make a Gacha Slime Citadel on mobile phones? That way we can gain a boat load of cash in a short amount of time.
>>1125580"That's a good idea..."
>>1125593>>1125580And then the dungeon is converted into a pachinko parlor.
>>1125580>>1125593oh lord... I can already hear the addicts...>somewhere in the future, an adventurer screams: "PRAISE CURI" in joy when he/she pulls the the Divine rare "Lady Sluttony"
>>1125601Worked for Konami
>>1125605>Praise Curi!>Not CURI VULT!You are not as devout as RSP!
>>1125604Whoop, that was sposed to be part of an image dump somewhere else.Still, would like to see a parody of that little bugger show up to try Pacifist running our dungeon.>>1125580Do smartphones even exist in this universe? If they do, we could just make some stupid Bejeweled/Runner clone--the money will print itself!>>1125593Well let's not put the cart before the horse, Mary--first we'll need to hire out a college-aged slacker programmer to slap together the game for us.
>>1125580>>1125593Let's do it. We have Dakimakuras, figures... our slimes are already basically idols. Now we need to make them popular.We need to give all the princeses one music rune and make a concert room.
>>1125621Nah, they're boss slimes, not music slimes, mate.That said, I'm sure we can find time to create an idol group around. After all, we have a tonne of cloth slimes, and idol's are nothing without a good voice, fancy mannerisms, and good clothing.
>>1125617anon, you don't understand. "Curi vult" is wishing Curi's blessings on your endeavors. "Praise Curi" is a phrase when something lucky happens in response to "Curi vult"
>Royal Slime Paladin focuses on defense, erecting barriers of slime to block off most of the Ronin's attacks. Each attack cuts deep and shaves off chunks of the barriers she brings up.>Her four sword wielding method allows her attack at unexpected angles. It seems that, after a while, Slime Paladin can ONLY defend. A moment of pause, any bit of attacking, and Ronin will slip past her defenses and cut her."Impressive..." Slime Paladin says.>Chemist is trying to craft something. He works furiously to brew an acid that will eat the slimes away. An arrow hits him in the side, making him cry out in pain. Archer slimes, summoned by their royal prince, have appeared and are pelting the Chemist with arrows. They're not terribly strong since they were not in the room originally and the Prince's powers aren't fully developed, but, even so, they can do it."Ronin!" Chemist yells, "I am paying you to keep these things OFF of me!""One moment..." Ronin says, somehow.>Her blades glow and crackle with energy."Limit Break: Sword of fury, inject power! Masamune!">Each hit from her blade weakens the shield. One, after another, after another. The shield breaks and falls into a lump of slime."Gotcha!" She steps back, "Shin.... Zantetsuken!">The Slime Paladin is cut into pieces.1/3
>>1125638She is good
>>1125638did she not learn from bloops? cutting is a poor choice of attack against slimes.
>>1125638Well that was fun. I hope she enjoyed that fight. Lets see what the Prince(who really needs a name at this point, I nominate Gunther) can do.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1125638AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHPALADIN!PRINCE POWER UP NOW! AVENGE PALADIN!
>>1125638We should probably try and redirect them away from the less serious fights, since they seem to be here just for fights and the core.
>>1125658That's Lily's gimmick.
>>1125667Probably, the good thing is that 4 of the 5 key rooms are battle rooms, the only puzzle room for a key is Curi's batting cage.>>1125658Yeah what this guy >>1125676 said. Lets see what he does to make the fight interesting.
>>1125676All the Slime Princes and Princesses will share the same buff title called "Take up the mantle of Royalty" to show their connection to the legacy of the royal slime family. But the concept is the same, a bodyguard/beloved has fallen in the battlefield (i.e. Lily previously lets RSK do the heavy lifting while Slime Squire/Prince needed Pally to show him the ropes), and their death serves as a catalyst for them to take their duties seriously as an heir to the throne.Anon, the power-up buff is an inherent trait to the Royal Slime family.
Running to the store. BBS
>>1125702Come back soon!
>>1125696I'm not saying that Slime Prince shouldn't get stronger when Slime Paladin dies, but it shouldn't be a straight power-up like Lily's is. Slime Prince has a different powerset and story from Lily, and his 2nd stage should reflect that.Also, he needs an actual name. All the royal family should have names.
>>1125730well he can summon archers and his guardian is a paladin so either some kind of buff for summoned enemies or he get's to add multiple laws going at once to make the fighting really interesting.
>>1125730Gunter, or some similar slime based pun. I like Gustav, but he's the great mage of slime kingdom that we have yet to create at this time.
>>1125638Neat. Let it rock, see how it shakes out.
>>1125696Except Lily's upgrade happens when she dies and RSK sacrifices himself to save her.But no, I don't think we should do a fusion with him except maybe for raid mode. Instead, I think his death should cause Slime Paladin to either give up or go berserk, and Slime Paladin's death should make him stop "goofing off" and fight for real. He is a 4-rune slime just like she is, after all, and royalty to boot. He should be stronger than her as he is.
>>1125730Slime Prince's 2nd Stage would be different. As stated above, he's not well suited to swordsmanship like Pally or Slime Knight. he's more suited to Commanding and leadership. I would say his 2nd stage be him suddenly getting battle armor, and have him summon a massive retinue/company/platoon of Slimes that form the Royal Slime army. And then his title goes from Prince - > Warlord/Imperator. >>1125743Lily is the Royal Family's Magic Specialist. We made her A Magical princess in the first place remember?
>>1125754It's true, but I still want a Merlin type figure. Lily had to learn magic from somebody, after all.
>>1125730>>1125743I feel the name "Slimen" (a Slime's pronunciation of the name "Simon") sounds better. It resonates with me. what about you guys?
>>1125765I think Simon on it's own is fine. While some of the slimes have wordplay in their name, none of them are really like that.
>>1125765Simon is fine,>>1125773this guy speaks the truth, with only Rosa being somewhat indicative of the slime that she is.
>>1125780>only Rosa being somewhat indicative>(Oil)ivia>(Oil) SlimeBut like I said, the wordplay is typically about the not-slime part of their nature.
>>1125773>>1125780It just occurred to me. If Simon (Slime Prince) has the lawmaker ability like pally, then 2nd Stage practically becomes Simon Says.
>>1125790Sorry, I meant to clarify of the Royal Slimes, you're correct though.>>1125765Also, I have Sophie as being a bit of a magical powerhouse too. Which works, because Lily is more a battlemage when she REALLY gets going.>>1125796Beautiful.
>>1125796We can make that work, we just gota give him an item like say an amulet with a law rune that he uses when Pally dies, goes from prince to king and plays simon says.If we say thats how the mantle of royalty works out it could be the family sigil
>>1125796>>1125702WE NEED THISThis is a great ability!Mary, please take note of this!
>>1125796you may be on to something there
>>1125796I support Simon Says. A Rules of the Realm type miniboss that tries to maul people by giving orders would be great.
>>1125806Well, I DID have in that item list above the idea that each royal family member CAN drop a royal necklace as a drop...And Curi already has her own...
>>1125806Each prince(ss) represents a different facet of nobility? Prince = Law and OrderLily= Regality and GraceMirelle = Passion and intuitionRosa = Caring and NurturingSophie = Humility and Compassion
>>1125823we gave the Prince a fitting name. his name is Simon.
>>1125825yes? not saying it wasn't. I was saying each royal child represents a facet of their mother's rule.
>>1125820>>1125823Collecting all of them should give some kind of bonus, or maybe a turn in for even better gear if you have them all
I leave and you guys come up with gold. You're all the best.
>>1125014what if we made bombs disguised as slime coresthen when adventurers try to smash them, they violently explode.
>>1125835Assumeing we don't start a shit storm we get stuff done
>>1125832A full set of Royal SlimeGear, each piece a rare drop from each of the Slime Royal Family We need this
>>1125835It makes me so happy to hear you say that. I've been hyped with the conversations too!I bet it's a lot less overwhelming too when it's not 3k posts...Yet
>>1125830I'm not a big fan of that. It makes the Prince and Princess slimes seem less important, that they are only a fraction of what the Queen, and King if we ever get around to making one, are.I probably explained that really badly.>>1125832I like this though, but only once we've made the full Family.
>>1125847Larro quests are pretty comfy, and he manages player agitation levels well.
>>1125832each crest by itself already gives a bonus to higher rare drop. Make it an additional 1% (Dice roll translated into 1d100+[1 per crest])>>1125861But there has to be a risk to attempting that because from the slime's pov, you're basically threatening to destroy the entire kingdom and pillage everything.And the more crest pieces/Royal Armor pieces you collect, the more difficult the quest will be. each royal family member fights harder because their kingdom is at stake!
>>1125861>>1125873I just love thinking that despite how much she complains about being stuck here Mary is coming up with all these plot lines and personallities for each little slime in her dungeon
>>1125886She was born for this job. Plain and simple.I for one can't wait for side quests and boss fight choreography.Mirelle, Sophie and Rosa fights are going to be so damn fun.
>>1125891Do the slimes know she wants to leave?
>>1125838Trapped or trick cores are a good idea, but the only place a core would be is inside a slime. Not a good place for a bomb if we don't want to also destroy the slime.
>>1125823Slimon special ability if his protector goes downIMposition of authority- he makes two new rules that impose harsher penalties with no bonuses attached. This can cripple an over specced team but since he's alone now not to bad.Mirelle All is ash - the floor becomes lava and everything burns, race against time to drop her before the heat drops youRosaOvergrowth - vines and plants sprung up in mass making it harder to move and fight with each passing second, eventually choking out the slow and unwarySophia Castle of Mud - the room starts falling apart, falling hazards occur, footing can be fouled and adventurers caught. Also ruins your clothes.Lily of course has take up my mantle
>>1125886think at some point in the future we should turn Mary into a hidden boss since she is the dungeon master? Not to sure how other dungeons run but from what little we saw of the dick that trapped us here it seemed like the DM usually took a active roll in the dungeon.
>>1125897I think the idea would be to place them in duplicate slimes which don't have them normally.Also that reminds me, does the shop have any bombs with an Explodey aesthetic to them? Cause that seems like it would be a decent fit.
>>1125902She'd have to be a puzzle boss. The trick being she has like 20 different defenses, but you've got to work your way through ALL of them.
>>1125900Those are some definitely interesting ideas to use when everyone gets their final form. It's not even a matter of protection, but if we assume all boss fights are like Curi's and they are in three stages, Implosion of Authority, All is Ash, Overgrowth, Castle of Mud all seem like viable 'final form' things, similar to Take up My Mantle, and whatever you want to call Curi's final deal would be, "Mothers' Wrath" perhaps?
>>1125913Empress's Fury. You killed the children in their True Monarch forms (as Kings/Queens), so Curi would logically become an Empress.
>>1125638>Slime Prince goes up to the body, broken and battered on the floor. The core, normally kept behind hard armor, has been sliced nearly in half. The touches the core, trying to put it back together."Paladin... It's okay. You've trained me for this...""... Did we win?" Ronin looks around. "I think we won.""No... Not yet." He glares at Ronin. "You may have won against her but the realm is still my own. The laws she laid down on you came from -me-.""Yeah, and I've been following them. Look, kid, I just need to get this guy to the boss. Just give me the key or whatever and I won't cut ya up. Besides, you don't look like much fun to fight."Alright, this is it. What should he do?
>>1125922simon, claim your birthright.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1125922SIMON SAYS, YOU 4 SWORD WIELDING MURDERER!
>>1125922Geez, what a Johnny No-Fun.You want it, you gotta earn it, bud. No such thing as a free lunch. If it's just busywork for you, then you'd best get to it, huh?
>>1125922simon says ranged attacks onlyoh slime archers~
>>1125922give them the key. It's apparent they won't like fighting Simon's Boss style. Let them move onto other attractions. We shall keep the 2nd Stage a secret. when they go for multiple re-runs. Remember they're trying to farm the mini slime core.
>>1125922Absorbs the Slime Paladin, becomes Knight of the Gooey Tabbard, has same 4 Sword style Ronin has.
>>1125922>No eyecontact allowed>No blinking allowed
>>1125922Simon says no multiweilding Simon says no solo fighting (Get your ass up masked man)
>>1125913Mother's Majesty - The mother of Slimes progeny lie dead by your hand, thier cords cracked under your feet. Tremble on awe and terror as she uses her full power in their remembrance, to utterly anhillate you. (Every slime ability at once many improved from base. Yes this includes her children's abilities too. Yes, this is going to suck.)>>1125922Only ranged weapons. No melee no items.
>>1125922Simon Says the floor is lava.
>>1125934meaning they better be in for a slog. you don't go into a place expecting a grind and then complain about the grind.
>>1125922"A kingdom is not ruled with the strength of one man, but of many."Summon a swarm of slime squires and archers to fight the two of them.Use magic to buff your soldiers accuracy and your own strength."One weapon per adventurer, if you wish to duel for my key, then I shall grant you the duel, if you pass through my people."
>>1125922Absolute Order: Fists only.
>>1125952I like this better than mine
I'm anticipating a low review this time if we don't just send him straight to the boss. It's honestly kinda high time we got a 1/2 star. Nobody's perfect.
>>1125908I figured we could make her sort of a story boss, as in a boss you fight to get a better idea of this place's story.What I was thinking that she'd be in the slime citadel's dungeon in a literal gilded cage as sort of a poke on how she's trapped her. Her fight would be somewhat like Curi's as in slime will spawn to try and stop the adventures but instead of Mary helping the slimes fight by jumping in with them she'd use her audit powers to debuff the party. The only way for the adventures to get to her would to be to solve puzzles that would let them reach her and if we can get our demonologist to find some kind of temporary fusion instead of a full fusion like she tried last thread we could actually turn Mary into a fairly intimidating boss.So yeah, sorta a puzzle boss but that's just my two cents on it.
>>1125931Indeed. Hopefully they'll have so much fun in the dungeon they'll keep coming back for more than just the core. Or at least won't hate the grid too much. If you're grinding for rare items you need to expect a hard scenario.>>1125932Yeah, that'll work. Although they may think we're just being arbitrary in our difficulty (like the no poisons rule earlier). Maybe we just have Simon says but let "Mary" pick what the rules are?
>>1125968problem is Chemist is also a ranged fighter. Remember she's trying to prepare flasks of acid.
>>1125952But then they'll merely unleash their Iaido techniques! Do you wish for them to cleave the whole mountain?!
>>1125952Gonna go with this.
>>1125968>Yeah, that'll work. Although they may think we're just being arbitrary in our difficultywell I figured that when we came up with a new rule the old one would end as such I was actually kind of hoping to give the alchemist a bit of a chance to shine.
>>1125967OH YEAH. SPEAKING OF.We said we'd give it a bit to think about whether we wanted to rune up our new flunky. The human girl, I forget her name.We should come to a decision on that. I say let's let her have at it.
>>1125900>OvergrowthGotta be thistles. As a symbol of nobility, they represent the revenge meted out after striking at royalty or breaking the law.
>>1125975I'd kinda like that too. If this were a mini boss room, I'd say it stacks, but this is probably better for a non-mini boss room.
>>1125922>>1125952...I'm going to resist the urge to cruelly suggest letting them out of the fight by giving the key to metal slime and go with this.>>1125900>Lily of course has take up my mantleLily also has "Arise, my knight". I think all of the royal battles should have a pick your poison mechanic (and maybe make the existence of the choice a bit more obvious than Lily's is).
>>1125977The sooner we turn her into the shadowblade she was destined to be, the better.
Here's some ideas for some items in Slimecrown. I'm uncertain about the Royal Slime Armor sets though with their enraging effect on the bosses. Is it a bit overkill?Slime Sleeves: Arm and Leg Sleeves that lets the user whip/stretch their limbs like a slime! The only downside is that the limbs that the sleeves are equipped become literally boneless and flop about like a ragdoll. Highly reccomend not attaching them to the legs unless you've completely mastered Slime-Fu. Also serves as training equipment for those who wish to practice the secret art of Slime-Fu. Royal Slime Armor set: Comes in either the King's version or Queen's version. Obtain them by defeating a royal slime family member in their "True Monarch" form. WARNING: EQUIPPING ANY ARMOR PIECE OR AN ENTIRE SET WILL ENRAGE THE ROYAL FAMILY. THEY REMEMBER YOUR TRANSGRESSIONS AGAINST THE KINGDOM.Slime King’s version>Slime King’s crown:>King’s Sword:>Viscous Mantle:>Shining Slime Cuirass:Slime Queen’s version>Royal Battle gown: >Royal Bridal Gauntlets:>Slime Queen’s crown:>Queen’s Scepter:
>>1125952"A kingdom is not ruled with the strength of one man, but of many.">With a wave of his hand a veritable legion of Squire slimes appear. Like the archers they suffer a severe rank down in strength since summoning them is not his forte but it is a large enough swarm to present a challenge. Archers line up the sides.>As more and more enemies appear, Ronin seems to be getting excited."Oh man, you brought the rest of the gang!""These are my people. This is our home. We will fight to defend it!">He draws out a rapier."New law, one weapon per adventurer. If you wish to duel for my key then I shall grant it. After, you make through my people.">She laughs, looking positively ecstatic."One weapon, huh? Alright." She tosses three of them to the sides. "Let's do this. I've been training to use my mouth for years. Now I can stab you and punch at the same time." She somehow says.1/3
>>1125977we already said for HER to think about it. to make sure she isn't fucking herself over.
>>1126021Aren't fists weapons if you use 'em for punching? Same with biting and kicking.
>>1126021>Let's do this. I've been training to use my mouth for years.Simon call her lewd!Also fists are a weapon or are monks no longer melee classes?
>>1126021Why would you think CrackZoro would be limited by only one sword?
>>1126021...Okay, y'know what?I wanna see if she does this. MASSIVE respect props if she does.There's something to be said for style.
>>1126021>I've been training to use my mouth for years.LEEEEEEEEEEEEWD
>>1126021Oh I LIKE her!Hope she becomes a recurring character.
>>1126040Should have brought a squirt gun.
>>1126036>>1126030Let's let it slide. I'm legit interested now. I'm in her corner.
>>1126040>>1126021SIMONBEAT HER ASS
>>1126018I'll keep these in mind and put them in the catalog, there is some neat stuff here.>Slime SleevesYou know you add that to a monk, and they have a grand time. Even better have that monk equipped with the Handy Scarf and they become a titan!>>1126021This is going to be great.>>1126030>>1126036Pretty sure it's like in RPG where monks still equip gloves, or something to boost their damage.Let it slide and lets see this happen!
>>1126040you win some you lose some Alchemist. Then again, this IS what you paid Ronin to do right? To help you clear the dungeon so you can get the coveted mini slime core? You might as well sit back and relax. Ronin's got this in the bag. right? RIGHT?
>>1126021>She somehow says.~Oh we are both ventriloquist, ventriloquist, ventriloquist. Oh we are both ventriloquist and we practice every day!~virtual cookie if you know what that's from.
>>1126049I got the Slime Sleeve inspiration from pic related.I'm not proud of myself.
>>1126021>I've been training to use my mouth for yearsThis is a battleground, not a bedroom. Your oral skills aren't going to be of much use here.
>>1126053That's somehow the only scene I know from Kung Pow
>>1126053"I swing a bit more." "I swing a bit less."
>>1126063but which way do you sexually swing if you know what I mean?
>>1126040Oh wow... alchemist/chemist really can't catch a break this fight. We kinda forgot about her. Because Ronin kinda stole the show here.
>>1126059And then every bard that ever existed cried out in sorrow...>>1126068Well, I think Alchemist may yet get chances to shine. Maybe she'll do something in this fight, or maybe in one of the other fight rooms. Alchemist does strike me as somewhat of a thinker. Puzzles and creative fights may come into play to let him or her do their thing.
>>1126068Then I wonder... what would make Alchemist like this dungeon? There clearly must be something that is suitable to her playstyle of tossing chemicals willy nilly.She clearly isn't much of a fighter. She must be more support oriented if she has to concoct lots of potions or chemicals for offensive use.
>>1126083She only came in to steal the mini slime generator.
>>1126083I wonder if Alchemist has more buffing potions, to go with the poisons.I think we maybe were a little overzealous here for Alchemist. We should give them opportunities to shine.>>1126087Be that as it may, they are a customer, we should try and at least acknowledge that they may want to also have fun along the way. Regardless of why they are here.
>>1126083That might be true, when we shut down "Status effects" that would have also shut down buffs. Although, now I suppose if she was a support/buff type character then they probably wouldn't count as "weapons" for the purpose of the "law" laid out right?
>>1126088well this is more or less the first room so we still have plenty of chances.
Hey guys.Heres a thought.What if the reason the chemist wants the slime core is that he can mass produce it, but he needs a basis in order for his process to work?Slime cores are ultra rare, and he could be wanting in on a piece of that pie.
>>1126088The Ronin is a customer.The Chemist is an attempted cheater and thief.
>>1126101Wait, I missed something, how is she a cheater and thief? (Unless you mean the threatening) She got someone to run her through the dungeon, but that's it, aside from the parentheses.
>>1126090>>1126088>>1126087>>1126083Alchemist is a guy.Check earlier posts.
>>1126101>thief>wants items that we are willing giving out, even though its a rare drop LEGALLYI mean, you use whatever words you want on this one.>cheater>using hired help to get items and run through dungeonIsn't that just an MMORPG in a nutshell?My point being, we have to try and not just be rigid. Flexibility is a good thing in the dungeon enterprise. Flexibility also refers to customer relations.
>>1126100then it would rapidity decrease in value unless he only produces it in limited amounts in which case really wouldn't effect us to much as it would still cost a crap ton and only the most prissy and rich adventures would be skipping out on our dungeon.
>>1126121Especially with our otherwise good ratings.>Spend hard earned savings on an itemvs>Go through a highly rated dungeon that's a little different every time until you get your reward.As long as you're not just a habitual grinder, I'm thinking most people would likely go after the latter.
>>1126121I sort of feel like darkest dungeon adventurers would skip our dungeon.I just can't see them showing up here, it's too happy for them.
>>1126115There's been every indication that they intend on taking the generator forcefully, not winning it fairly. And I count "Take me to the Boss without making me fight or I'll subject you (and by implication everyone else in the dungeon) to a painful and horrible death" as "trying to cheat out of actually running through the dungeon."
>>1126101how so? threatening to use a specialty of your job class in order to avoid a fight is hardly cheating, he could of just chucked the poison at the start of the fight prior to the laws being laid down if he wanted to be a dick but instead he tried a form of negotiation even if it was forceful. plus if the alchemist goes down the ronin pretty much has no reason to stay around since the alchemist is her employer and she's here on a contract.anyway even if this fight isn't up the alchemists alley, the curi boss fight might be as curi's change from liquid to solid ice form could be interfered with by chemicals which could result in some interesting mechanicsas for why the alchemist wants the slime core... it makes a pet slime right... infinite water runes for a guy who makes potions sounds rather handy yes?
>>1126131>And I count "Take me to the Boss without making me fight or I'll subject you (and by implication everyone else in the dungeon) to a painful and horrible death" as "trying to cheat out of actually running through the dungeon."I count it as "being a cheapskate trying to not have to actually use up the poisons."
>>1126100So if a slime core as an endless supply of a potion's base catalyst as the ultimate prize, then surely we can offer some item drops (read: alchemical ingredients) that catch an alchemist's eye. What about slime plorts? (Plorts: a byproduct of slimes that come in a huge variety depending on the rune composition, they can fetch a pretty penny in the market as substitute gemstones, but their chemical properties catch the eyes of Alchemists as useful ingredients. Relatively common, but their purity pales in comparison to that of a mini-slime core)
>>1126130eh, even they need a brake from the grim and depressing every now and again so it doesn't become stall>>1126131they could just be roll playing. Not really sure how the world works outside of this dungeon.
>>1126121Thats the thought, however if you add a demand for it....Hes an alchemist, their whole deal is mixing ingredients with other ingredients in the hopes of finding something awesome, whos to say he can't make a line of multi-colored slime cores for people to get in a gatcha like the one we plan?We could be run out of both of those businesses before they even begin.This can only happen if we give him a slime core
>>1126145It seems to function as one part RPG world one part MMOs, two parts anime, one part fantasy adventure.So...rules kind of fluctuate.
>>1126144I mean, if you want to be a slime rancher and sell slime poops, then by all means have at it.
>>1126040"Don't worry, I got this!">The Ronin charges forward with wild abandon. The archers fire their arrows while the squires move in and slice at her. She parries every blow the squires make with fist and blade and simply takes the arrows as they come.>Each arrow embeds itself into her body, some hitting her legs. But nothing slows her down. She cuts down each of the squires like they were wheat ready to be reaped. Without a core they fall apart in moments, their bodies dissolving completely."Zantetsuken!" She yells as she slices off the heads of several of the archers.>The rest try to fight back but without the squires defending them they have no resistance to the woman's close ranged attacks. One by one they are killed. She has more arrows in her than pins in a pincushion, yet still she does not slow.>Finally, she reaches the prince.>Simon blocks her opening attack, retaliating with a swift stab to her chest. She knocks the blade aside with her hand, twisting her head and sweeping up with her katana to try and cut him in half.>A sidestep, parry, and riposte score another blow on the Ronin."Ronin!" Chemist says, "Stand aside! I'm using the poison!""No way! This is the most fun I've had in ages! Let me just finish this off, I'm gonna win!""You're making no progress! I have a schedule to keep!""Just a few more hits!""I'm throwing the bomb!">And so he does. It sails through the air, in a perfect arc, ready to hit the Prince.>But then, it shatters prematurely.>A slab of metal, one from the Paladin's torn armor, was placed in front of the poison at the last second, deflecting it harmlessly."Who-!?"3/4
>>1126154Dissention in the ranks...Also, props, Ronin. Smooth moves.
>>1126154>A slab of metal, one from the Paladin's torn armor$20 on Metal Slime.
>>1126154Geeze, CrackZoro. Chill, girl.
>>1126162I bet Slime Paladin.
>>1126154>It seems that 'nearly in half' isn't quite enough to stop the Paladin. With her core cracked and mass gone, she still managed to reform enough to enter the battle.>Before the Chemist can react, a makeshift shield is thrown at his face, cracking the mask and sending him back.Oh boy. Now it's two against two.I think they might actually win this...Should I stop them?
>>1126154EHHH? Who blocked the attack?
>>1126147yeah well if that's the case we could just hand out more and oversaturate the slime core market causing it to crash which would hurt him more then us since we make most of our cash by failing adventures and I'm sure we would still have a lot of people come her if we keep making our dungeon fun. Plus we could probably come up with another way to make money seeing how someone comes up with a new idea every thread at least. Like in these tread someone suggested we make a mobile game.
>>1126154She looks so happy.Demented, true, but happy.
>>1126166eh...Have Prince give Ronin a good show but pull back
>>1126166We do want to tempt them with the dungeon cellar, right? That ronin might be able to lop off a few tentacles.
>>1126166no, when one is dead say "you lost because you failed to work together." and then kill the other or let them retreat back to the cleric plant for a rez.
>>1126170Very true, and very good ideas. I knew from the start I was being paranoid with my claims, but paranoia helped me out of a lot of rough situations in the past, so it needed to be said.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1126166Hell no!Let them fight! Paladin and Prince, they can do it! Believe in them!
>>1126166>Should I stop them?not this soon but do make them relize that this isn't a dungeon you can just zip through. Make the fight somewhat close but let them walk away from this one. Hopefully they notice the plant cleric this time and heal up.
>>1126166>Should I stop them?Well, they did blindly rush in. And Chemist already said he'll do this as many times as it takes... I say don't hold back this time. Ronin had fun at least.
>>1126166>Should I stop them?By all means, Chemist is free to leave. Ronin can fight to her heart's content against Simon.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>1126174Rolling to get out of bet.
>>1126166As always, lets see what they can do, Paladin is weaker now, and I think Ronin can beat up the Prince.If anything, we can dial back just a smidge. See what becomes of this fight.
>>1126166They want to retreat, they can retreat.They want to slug it out, they can slug it out.At this point, let the chips fall where they may!
>>1126166Let them Ham it up and have fun with it, but let Ronin and Alchemist win
>>1126154ok the alchemist has seriously been cockblocked this entire dungeon run and he was nice to ms bloops, even gave her candy (giving us a new rune type iirc).we might need to set up some sort of chemistry or physics puzzle for him that way he can put his specialty to use in a non-poisony way for a chance to earn tokens etc.>>1126166Eh, let the prince and the ronin fight it out>>1126179what could the alchemist even do to teamup in this fight, we cut off his balls by banning his primary fighting method while encouraging the ronin's, he couldn't even do anything this entire fight.
>>1126166TIME TO PAY DEBNTS, YOU POWERGAMING FUCKS
>>1126198ronin stalled too long. decided to do it her way. alchemist threw their potion right when he said he was going to it would have hit, instead ronin was like "one more hit!" and took enough time for paladin to reform.
>>1126198In theory, I would assume that alchemist also makes consumables, and we only banned poison.There are plenty of other things that alchemist can and SHOULD try.I also expect that alchemist has the equivalent of a Jeykl/Hyde potion out there.
>>1126198Admittedly, we cut off his balls because he threatened to liquefy them.This dungeon has long, LONG had a policy of 'you play by the rules and be fair, and so will we. You try to be a dick and we'll make things exceedingly rough.'
>>1126166Nah, let them continue as is.Chemist clearly miscalculated somethings, namely trying to do this on a schedule. This isn't a dungeon you do as a secondary objective.
>>1126166Sorry what? Aren't we supposed to beat the heroes, to make a profit? Remember, the Chemist is willing to pay whatever it takes to get the slime core. That involves trying again and again to learn the dungeon's tricks and defeat it.Personally I think the Ronin stands a good chance of defeating Slime, and the Chemist should be able to come up with some counter to mini-Paladin.
>>1126198>we cut off his balls by banning his primary fighting method while encouraging the ronin'sdidn't that ban go away when we made the new "one weapon only" ban?
>>1126190Dammit.This is gonna be shitty mobile phone bullshit. ________ | | | $20 | |________|
>>1126210It's a balancing act. The dungeon needs to be challenging, but NOT insurmountable.>>1126212Also that's right, I'm pretty sure.
>>1126166Nah, this is like the first room.Carry on.
Also, at this time, I think that RSP deserves a name as well.I nominate Rosalyn
>>1126207I mean he could have just chucked the poison at the start rather than saying anything>>1126212it should have unless it counted his poison as a weapon or something. technically he should actually be at full capability to fight mini pally...
>>1126210yeah but we try to make it fun for them as well so they come back and try again. Usually when we fear they might be losing to soon we pull our punches for a bit and them them struggle on a bit more so they feel like they have a chance so when they do lose they'll try again later. Plus we make a crap ton of dosh off the healing plant in the middle of the dungeon.
>>1126216Seconded. This is the second time she has done exceedingly well against an opponent.
>>1126216>Lady Rosalyn Of the Paladin Order of The First Church of Slime Make it so
>>1126219Hell at this point someone else also needs a name...Poor Plant ClericI nominate Ashley
>>1126224Why not Vera?
>>1126166>Should I stop them?I'd normally say no, but Cleric Plant never got to give them her speech so they don't know there is a place they can fall back to and heal. And our dungeon's difficulty is based around that knowledge being available.>>1126216Not until RSK gets one first, He has seniority.
>>1126224how about Thistle since she does have some nasty thrones for anyone foolish enough to enrage her. And I think rose is already taken.
>>1126224What about Camille? It's a unisex name. fitting for a trap.
>>1126224Needs to be more ambiguous.
>>1126232Good idea. I was thinking hawthorne later for a grass/plant general type.
>>1126227>>1126230>>1126232Two reasons:>Plant Cleric is of rotating gender, and Ashley is actually a unisex name>Ash is a type of tree, and while puns shouldn't be too common place, this is a good one.
>>1126224I like this name.
>>1126228Also RSK doesn't get one because of SECRET LOVE WITH THE PRINCESSThough I do understand that he probably deserves a name here.
>>1126239>rotating gender,wat?Always heard her referred to as a she? where's the rotating gender thing coming from?
>>1126239Ashley is a good one, but we had issues in a previous thread because of the secondary meaning of ash throwing people off.Its why I like Camille. Unisex and works for Cleric Plant's nature.
>>1126247It seems on a threadly basis, Cleric has been called either male, or female, and there is this of course..
>>1126247Nope, I distinctly recall Plant Cleric being ambiguous and in general the pronouns being swapped around.
>>1126251>>1126254huh, guess I never picked up on that.
>>1126253Its 3 am here and Im tired. Good night all, make sure to slaughter these fools either now or later, doesnt particularly matter.
>>1126253Is that Librarian's final form?
>>1126265Mega Milk Elemental
>You're paying me more than it's market value anyway. I'm not into minion collecting. It's yours.oh shit. Alchemist is a pet collector! >>1126049Don't forget to add the Dakimauras of the Adventurers who cleared the dungeon (those who opted for the photoshoot)
Well... It is the first major room...Let's see how it goes.>Slime Paladin is severely weakened in her current state but she's still more than capable of holding back a similarly unarmed man. His cloak manages to absorb the impact of her shield bashes but in return she is able to block his own hits.>Meanwhile, the Prince and Ronin are still fighting. The room is filled with the sound of metal hitting metal. The pair seem to be at a standstill, neither giving ground to the other.>Then, an arrowhead digs into Ronin's leg the wrong way. Her knee buckles and the Prince attacks.>At the same time, a tiny spot is left open in his defense. Ronin knocks aside his rapier and slashes him in half, this time properly dividing his core.>But, the Prince managed to mark her, too. His blade sticks out of her chest, the Ronin clutching it tightly."So much... Fun..." She says as she drops.>The Paladin sees the Prince fall and runs over to him, holding what is left of his form and weeping for him. Her will to fight is gone.>A key appears, one of the three needed.>Chemist scoops up the body of Ronin and retreats."There has to be a revival station somewhere..."1/2
>>1126284Hah, they'll definitely use cleric plant to give us money to heal. Paladin and Prince really did well.
>>1126284>He takes her back into Cleric Plants room. The minion is sitting down on the floor, looking rather put-off."Excuse me." Chemist says. "Do you know where I can get someone healed?""........."...Is she...Is she sulking?
>>1126284$$$$and so the cycle goes on...
>>1126284Good effort by both parties.
>>1126290Metal Slime should stay out of Cleric Plant's room in the future.
>>1126290Oh, it doesn't look like cleric plant will heal them.Do we have any backups?
>>1126290HAHAHA OH WOW.I'm not even sure what to say about this one. But I find it hilarious all the same.>>1126294Also seconded.
>>1126290Now Cleric Plant, it looks like you're on. It's time to offer up those Revivals!If not, Alex, you're up! It's time to man the item station!
>>1126290Please Cleric just heal them, you can pout while doing so but please
>>1126290aw, poor cleric plant.Always has to deal with shit.
>>1126290>Metal Slime in the timeout Box
>>1126290Have one of the Shop attendees get Chemist's notice. They sell Green Blossoms. Cleric's sulking because of Ronin and Metal Slime.Cleric won't heal them unless Chemist apologizes first and also listens to Cleric's plot exposition. Cleric loves giving out exposition.
>>1126290Alright Cleric Plant, fuss at him for running over your speech then give him the usual rate for a resurrection/heal/whatever.(also, yay, Ronin is enjoying herself!)
>>1126290"Gee, now where would you find a healing station? Maybe someone should have told you where one is, if only there was a way to learn where it is from a helpful trap guide in the beginning area...." is what s/he is probably thinking right now.
>>1126290...well, they trampled her and skipped her cutscene. She has every right to sulk! I mean I know you're in a hurry but that's just rude.Then again, it's partially the metal slime's fault too. Hey, is that the metal slime in the box?I forget if healing costs anything. Maybe increase the price a little unless they apologize?
>>1126301Nobody messes with Cleric Plant's exposition.
>>1126290They earned it, no Bully Cleric Plant.
promise to give cleric plant some spa time later. but has a job right now.
>>1126294How? It's the hub room. Maybe Metal Slime runs into a protective circle until Cleric Plant finishes her speech?
>>1126311seconded. I'm sure that will really help bring out Cleric Plant's roots.
And we'll pause here for now. Thanks for reading everyone!We'll be back tomorrow, 4PM PST.
>>1126315Thanks for running today!
>>1126290Cleric Plant is sulking... still cute.Think about it Cleric Plant, now you can stick them in place for exposition so they have to hear you out in order to learn about how to revive... feel free to extend to exposition an extra couple of minutes though.
>>1126315How long until you directly inject FFXIV characters?
>>1126315I see why people have fun with this quest, I'm ashamed I didn't pay attention to it earlier.
>>1126322I have a massive list of hero ideas to work through before then.>>1126317My pleasure!>>1126324Glad you're enjoying it!
>>1126337Oh my,MaryWhere have ya been?
>>1126312I'm not sure how, but as we've discovered, Metal Slime going into Cleric Plant's room ends with Cleric Plant stuffing Metal Slime in a box, and Cleric Plant in a bad mood.
>>1126315Excellent first part. I think this party is great already.Ronin is going to FLIP SHIT when she gets to fight Queen Lily and Curi! And it's going to be wonderful.Points of discussion:>How do we make sure Alchemist has a little more fun in this adventure?I propose that if they go to the ice elementals, we find a way to sideline Ronin and let Alchemist Shine>What Boss fights should we have for our princesses?I have my versions, but I'm too tired to take them out now, expect them this morning.>Items!List any and all good ones! I think we should look to making a few for our employees during next build phase. I don't think we'll have enough for a second floor until next time.>Fun Room Ideas/TrapsWe're kind of low on traps, our rooms are great, but as we move up we need to create some more. I'm still partial to the garbage chute trap, and I also like the idea of poison slimes dropping goo from the ceiling in a cellar. Also a door trap that fires slime into a poor saps' face. What does it do? Nothing...just the slime citadel's sense of humour.>Alex probably still wants that rune. Yay? Nay? And if she does say yay, do we let her pick?I say we shouldn't, but let her pick if she insists this time...watch she just chooses Water to become a slime Alex when she could have just consumed Royal Slime Jelly.
>>1126353Well, I mean, Alchemist can always just make more anti-slime acid, right? It won't get foiled in all the fights.
>>1126353well for some more trap ideas, I remember on complant being a few threads ago is that their's not much for rouge/sneaky type classes to do in this dungeon so maybe we could add a secret passage area towards the final boss that would take less keys to get to Curi or at least a secret treasure room but be filled with traps, dead ends, and hidden doors along the way and the path favors the sneaky classes more so they can take a bit more of the spot light and help pull their weight a little more.Cause right now we kind of have only 2 paths. the fight-y "royal" path where you fight the slime royalty and their guards and mini-game filled "game" path. Might as well throw a sneaky path in their as well and maybe magic heavy path as well. This way non-combat adventures, sneaky adventures, fight-y adventures, and magic adventures all have a place where they can shine during their dungeon run.
>>1126384We need some Floor traps littered aroundMaybe some pressure plates that have some Slime related result, or some more classic floor traps Pressure plates that cause spears to shoot up around the room or cause Whirling blades to shoot up under the adventurer Nothing overly lethal but something that a rouge could disable to ease a parties time through the odd passage Now I know we have some mimics but why not place a few Trapped treasure chests as well.Opening the trapped chest could cause Whirling blades to shoot out or Slime that inflicts some sort of status effect Perhaps one of the many suggestions for a trapped hallway that have been posted before: The Hallway of Enchanted suits of Armor or Statues that come alive, or Failing to reach the other end of the hallway within a set time limit causes both ends to seal shut until some kind of enemy is dealt with or the rouge picks the locked door or deactivates the timer before entering the hallway
>>1126425those would work. and in the theme of making the rogue feel more useful we could maybe actual try locking some of the chest as well and have key's be a random drop or if they have a rogue just pick the look. Make keys semi-rare though. As in enough so a team without a rogue can still grab some loot but for the easiest and most loot grabbing it would be better to have a rogue.
>>1125261your reference did not go unappreciated.
Mostly just an aesthetic idea, but for the Curi arena, the floor needs to be imbued to be imbued with different runes. Whenever Curi summons a slime ad, the appropriate runes on the floor are consumed. So if Curi summoned a light slime, a dark slime and a magma slime; three water runes would be consumed along with one each of light dark and fire. There would obviously be far more water runes on the floor than anything else, probably 1 water rune for every 1.5 runes of other types. This would be purely cosmetic, but would allow adventurers to figure out what might be coming next.
>>1126290If this results in a Metal Slime kill, Cleric Plant needs to be punished.Also, tell Cleric Plant to release Metal Slime back into the dungeon so he can go back to doing his thing, once Alchemist and Ronin move on.
>>1126598I disagree. Our dungeon is built around Cleric Plan't opening speech. The fact that Metal Slime made these two miss that speech means that he (or she? slime gendering is hard when they are just little blobs rather than people-shaped) is the one who needs to be punished.
>>1126606 Tbh, if they straight up ignore quest dialogue that's supposed to help them, that's their fault. I mean, they also read up on the dungeon and knew you shouldn't kill the first slime. Maybe try and going further with the theme of general politeness?
>>1126611If they had stopped to listen then Metal Slime would have got away even faster than it did. Putting Metal Slime out before the party meets cleric plat is a horrible idea that should never be done again, it messes with the flow of the whole dungeon.
>>1126618Or we could just have MS hide in the hub until Cleric Plant's intro is finished, then pop out and resume fleeing.
>>1126606If they missed the speech because they were chasing Metal Slime, it's their own fault. We should probably scold him for running into Cleric Plant, but we can't punish for otherwise for doing his job, which is getting adventurers to chase him and then running the fuck away. However, if Cleric Plant's actions result in a Metal Slime kill, that deserves punishment because it's a willing interference with another monster's job in the dungeon. As well, it's not Cleric Plant's job to capture and punish the other monsters of the dungeon, if something happens then it should be taken up with Mary, and Mary can dole out reprimands. It especially shouldn't be happening during the middle of a Dungeon Run while we have adventurers running loose. This kind of thing will fuck up dungeon coordination.I'm also fairly sure Metal Slime has an extremely short attention span, I'm pretty sure Larro has mentioned in conversation before that he spends his time circling the dungeon non-stop telling people "Hello." and scattering paperwork.
>>1126353Alright I'm finally back, time for more fun discussion>>1126368Yeah there is that, but I'm also refering to just the variety of things that can be done. I'm sure there are ways to get alchemist involved that allow them to use more that just acid splashing. Alchemists are masters of potions and chemical compounds, it only makes sense that they could do a great number of interesting attacks and moves. I just want to see if we can 'sucker' Alchemist into having a good time.>TrapsI already had a few>Pitfall/slide that sends heroes down to the garbage, they have to fight a monster lurking inside to get out. (High potential for a goodie to be found too if you are willing to dig)>A trip wire trap that sends a vat of poison slimes from above onto the poor offending party's head>A simple slime ball thrown into the adventurers face. No physical damagae, Just dignity damage. Oh those Slimes are pranksters!>A floor that has several illusionary sections that if you step on, send you down to the previous floor>>1126425 has some other good suggestions that I like, including pressure plates with spears, or whirling blades>Room IdeasThe talk about having something for sneaky adventurers does remind me of a room idea I had previously suggested, this is a non combat room.>Heroes in an absolutely pitch black room, save for maybe 2-3 light slimes and an iluminated chest with a key/treasure inside>5-6 Shadow Slimes are lurking in the darkness...waiting...>The light slimes act as roaming lookouts, trying to spot the heroes as they make their way towards the treasure chest>they're attracted to noise so be quiet, and make sure you don't get spotted>If the heroes are spotted by the light slimes, the shadow slimes swarm the hero and kick them out of the room>If other heroes are still in the room, the door is locked and will remain locked until all party members have been spotted or a hero reaches the chest.>Once the key has been claimed, the room is illuminated and the heroes can leave the roomThis would be good to have, we have a fair bit of combat rooms now, so one extra non-combat room would be good to have.>>1126496In the future I like this idea of doing cosmetic changes for the dungeon. Gives a nice spark, should we go down that route.
>>1126632>If they missed the speech because they were chasing Metal Slime, it's their own fault. Have you ever been doing something that had all your attention, to the point that you unintentionally ignored other people because you were so focused on it. Metal Slime has a huge reward for being killed, and came out BEFORE Cloeric Plant. Them not noticing Cleric Plant is completely understandable, and not something we want repeated in the future.>if Cleric Plant's actions result in a Metal Slime kill, that deserves punishment because it's a willing interference with another monster's job in the dungeon.And Metal Slime interfered with Cleric Plant's job. Yes, he was doing his job, but he did it in such a way as to disrupt the flow of the dungeon.Metal Slime needs to stay away from people who have speeches to deliver to the characters, unless they've made it clear they don't care about our dungeon's plot.
>>1126640>unless they've made it clear they don't care about our dungeon's plot.By they, I mean the adventurers
>>1126640It's still not Cleric Plant's place to dole out punishments. Again, Metal Slime should probably be scolded for running into Cleric Plant, but Cleric Plant went beyond that and stuffed Metal Slime in a box of it's own volition because it was pissed, IN THE MIDDLE OF A DUNGEON RUN.On top of that, if they missed Cleric Plant's speech because they were too busy chasing Metal Slime, then that is THEIR FAULT! Metal Slime is a roving trap essentially. His job is to get them to chase him and make them fuck up. Not learning about the healing station and getting warnings is a pretty big fuckup, but if they're too focused on Metal Slime, then that's on them.HE IS DOING WHAT HE IS SUPPOSE TO BE DOING.
New challenge: apologize and please Ashley so they can unlock the healing system.
>>1126637>Boss fightsAlright time to drag out my old princess boss fight list...>Sophie will run from the heroes as they get close to her, casting lot of slowing spells, and throwing little mud traps that when tripped, do massive damage and blinds the opponent.>Second phase she gets angrier/cries more and the bedroom becomes a quagmire, dodge the rocks and blinding mudballs to get close to her and take your chances>Final phase, the quagmire becomes a whirlpool and rocks/mud spears and mud balls fly at random directions. The heroes will get dragged into the center and at a certain point Sophie will cover them in mud and trap them in a ball. Try to get out or it will crumple and then explode, sending heroes in all directions, hitting the wall and getting sucked in again.It's a rough idea, but works well with the "Castle Of Mud" limit break that was suggested.And as always, Sophie is the only princess you can talk out of fighting, if you complete her subquest. FIND THAT STRANGE PEARL! Or if you do fight her, at least be prepared to resist status effects and rely on your own cleric/bard/buffing character>Mirelle>Takes place in her room/on the balcony of her room>First part is fairly simple. She has her gauntlets and she will absolutely punish you with them. She will try to knock you off the balcony, she will try to knock you out and stun you, but she is headstrong and rushes a bit too much, so if you kite her you have a chance.>Second part, she calls her mount, a giant salamander! The mount will climb up the parapet and Mirelle will climb on it and fight. The key is to go for the monster, it will kick and stomp, but its slow. Beware its range from the tounge. If you do hit Mirelle she'll punch you back, but there is a chance she loses control temporarily. Kill the beast and you have part 3>Mirelle does not mourn the beasts loss. No...she's PISSED! She starts using her magma powers to infuse her gauntlets with fire, and starts weilding her Magmallet! She will use her fire and magma to blast at those that surround her, but as always, if you can find an opening in her flurry of blows and plumes of flame, you will prevail.Again, consider her rage mode in this, but I think this is pretty sufficient, at least in basic execution. Kiting, tanking and range is how you beat her. Mount is definitely her special drop.
>>1126656>Rosa>Lots of pillars and furniture in her room, but its big. Real big. Rosa stands on a pillar and for now, just fires quick arrows, like stupid quick, the occasional arrow having magical properties like slow, sleep, blind and flame. So be careful. Get in close and you will knock her down a peg.>Second stage is much the same, but her bow will now fire seeking arrows, along with those status debuffs and bomb arrows. But because they are seeking, they can be guided. Again get close and you can take her down a peg. >Final stage. Rosa starts using her plant powers to zip around the stage, and now? Her arrows multiply! So try to follow her and take her out. This time though, she will draw a melee weapon, she's no master, but she can defend herself until she gets to a new firing spot.This is the one I know needs the most work. But essentially, Rosa is an arrow spammer, and she will quite happily keep you moving. Like all ranged characters, you have to get in close to take her out. I feel like more can probably be done to spruce up her fight though. Plant magic to restrain movement perhaps?
>>1126653>It's still not Cleric Plant's place to dole out punishmentsIt hit her in the face. Retaliation is certainly justified.>On top of that, if they missed Cleric Plant's speech because they were too busy chasing Metal Slime, then that is THEIR FAULT! I don't CARE whose fault it is, I don't want it to happen again. Cleric Plant gives us a good portion of our income, if they don't know about his services because they were too busy chasing Metal Slime, then that's money we're losing out on.>Not learning about the healing station and getting warnings is a pretty big fuckup, but if they're too focused on Metal Slime, then that's on them.It's not just the healing. We've crafted a plot to go with our dungeon, and Cleric Plant is an important deliverer of exposition. If they miss her initial speech becuase of something, ANYTHING, that thing needs to be changed.>HE IS DOING WHAT HE IS SUPPOSE TO BE DOING.What's he's "supposed" to be doing is stupid, and he needs to either cut back while around Cleric Plant, or we need to get rid of him.
>>1126667>I don't CARE whose fault it is, I don't want it to happen again. Cleric Plant gives us a good portion of our income, if they don't know about his services because they were too busy chasing Metal Slime, then that's money we're losing out on.If they don't know about his services because they were too busy chasing Metal Slime, then it's more likely they'll run out of steam and die and we get their money anyways.>>1126667>It's not just the healing. We've crafted a plot to go with our dungeon, and Cleric Plant is an important deliverer of exposition. If they miss her initial speech becuase of something, ANYTHING, that thing needs to be changed.Who the fuck cares if they miss the cutscene, we've had people do it before because they either didn't care or attacked Cleric Plant. If they miss the cutscene, they miss the cutscene. Forcing the dungeon to revolve around it and make it unskippable is fucking retarded. Otherwise you might as well just handhold them through the whole damn thing so they don't miss anything. >What's he's "supposed" to be doing is stupid, and he needs to either cut back while around Cleric Plant, or we need to get rid of him.No and No. Metal Slime does his job well. We're keeping him. If that involves him running into Cleric Plant's room and making Adventurers miss the cutscene because they don't want to stop and listen, then that's fine.
>>1126679>and we get their money anyways.We don't get all their money when they die.>make it unskippable is fucking retarded.I never said make it unskippable, but they have to know it's there to skip.And we have no idea whether or not these two wanted to listen Cleric Plant because they never got the chance. Having Metal Slime try to lure adventurers into traps is fine. Using Him to make them miss important information is not.
>>1126693>>1126679How about we either keep him confined to the maze area, or have him only start appearing after CP has it's speech?
>>1126693>And we have no idea whether or not these two wanted to listen Cleric Plant because they never got the chanceThey should have known about it ahead of time, Alchemist showed knowledge of the dungeon with Ms. Bloops and the fact that he knew there was a Healing Station. He could have easily stayed behind to get information or told Ronin to stop chasing the Metal Slime, instead they stormed after it and into the boss room. >Using Him to make them miss important information is not.Them missing the information is entirely on them and besides, it makes the dungeon more interesting and interactive. Now they have to negotiate with Cleric Plant for healing instead of just listening to a cutscene. >>1126697>How about we either keep him confined to the maze areaThat'd be a waste of his free roaming ability. >or have him only start appearing after CP has it's speech?That'd be a waste because beyond here is all boss fights and mini-games.
>>1126700>He could have easily stayed behind to get information or told Ronin to stop chasing the Metal Slime, instead they stormed after it and into the boss room.>splitting the party>Calling off ms. stab happy
>>1126700You're basically saying that people should have to rely on a strategy guide for our dungeon or be penalized.We are always talking about making more floors to the dungeon, and I think one of them would be better for Metal Slime. One with actual traps to lure them into, rather than just running around like a mad-slime hoping to accomplish something worthwhile and ruining the dungeon for the other minions.
>>1126707I see it more as another loot trap. Like a mimic, if you blindly run for the loot, you're in for a bad time.But I agree that an actual trap floor would be a better place.
>>1126718>To be fair, he's the one who told her to kill it. Yeah but he can't really call her off once she gets determined to do something, looking at slimon's fight. Honestly the Metal slime should porbably have portaled out once they reached the hub which is a safe area.
>>1126715For a dungeon, it's true we don't really have a lot of traps. I think for now, while it does restrict movement, metal slime may be better off in the maze. It's the only conventional trap we have. Though if I call we can't even assign that bugger to a room. I may be mistaken.But as noted earlier, people have some ideas for traps. Lets look to those when we expand and allow the ability for more traps to happen.That said, if metal slime decides to lurk in Ruth's room, I won't protest at the idea of them trying to fight metal slime, AND dodge baseballs. Comedy potential is there and waiting.
>>1126705>>Calling off ms. stab happyTo be fair, he's the one who told her to kill it.>>1126707Nah, I'm saying that if people rush through things, or chase stuff they'll miss things. However if they miss things, that's their fault for not stopping to listen. It just makes it worse when they used a strategy guide beforehand.It's like an in MMO, when you're going through a raid and some people watch the cutscenes, some people skip through them and have to wait 10 minutes for everyone else to be done and fight the boss.Honestly, I think another reason this went as bad as it did is because they got to skip the Maze. If they had gone through the maze, Metal Slime would have been able to lure them into more things.>>1126715>I see it more as another loot trap. Like a mimic, if you blindly run for the loot, you're in for a bad time.This, he is a Roaming Trap Monster.
>>1126721>Honestly the Metal slime should porbably have portaled out once they reached the hub which is a safe area.Possibly, and again we should probably scold him for outright running into Cleric Plant. Though I half expect him to have thought Cleric Plant was "safe" and he was trying to hide.But Cleric Plant needs the screws put to her as well. This is not the proper thing to do mid-dungeon run. Bring it up with Mary when we're in safe mode.
Metal Slime shouldn't spawn until at least one of the rooms branching out from the hub has been cleared.
>>1126728>This is not the proper thing to do mid-dungeon run.We don't know what happened while Alchemist and Ronin were fight the Prince and Paladin. Maybe Metal Slime kept antagonizing her.
>>1126731Maybe he didn't. We can't go on Maybes.
>>1126734Even if he didn't, he had still assaulted her once already. I don't see any problem with what Cleric Plant did.
>>1126736Because it's not her place to punish the other monsters in the dungeon, especially during a dungeon run. It is Mary's Job to hand down reprimands.
>>1126742It's not my job to punish criminals, but if someone punches me in the face I'm gonna do something about it.
>>1126749If a coworker runs into you at work, might be an accident, you're not sure, instead of telling your boss and letting them handle it, you're going to grab them and shove them in a closet?
>>1126755My coworker didn't run into my face full speed while being made of metal.
Let's maybe wait until we see how the situation progresses before we end up in an argument that goes nowhere?
>>1126766You also aren't a goddamn androgynous plant monster that can turn into a giant mass of thorns and tentacles and take as much of a beating as a Mini-Boss class monster.
>>1126768Agreed, much as this has been a fun exercise in circular arguments, I much prefer when we're talking about potential plans for the dungeon.
>>1126775>I much prefer when we're talking about potential plans for the dungeon.That's what this is about. I want Metal Slime moved somewhere else, or even removed entirely until we have a better place for it, like that second floor we keep talking about.He want's it kept where it is despite the problems it's causing to the other minions.
>>1126786Yeah, but the discussion moved on from plans on what to do about Metal slime to what looked like a "No/Yes" situation about Cleric's actions.
>>1126786>Problems it's causingIt ran into Cleric Plant once, which again I said it should be scolded for. Other then that it's done it's job swimmingly. Besides, by your logic we should remove Cleric Plant for causing problems with the other minions, since it locked Metal Slime up in a box.
>>1126792>what to do about Metal slimeMetal Slime is fine.
Well, we should probably keep them away from some of the less serious rooms, they seem like they want a straight fight. Cleric Plant should definitely help them out though, they aren't gonna get through much more of the dungeon with only one person.
>>1126814It should be noted that there is a store function, not our token store, but an actual store that sell phoenix downs. If Cleric won't do it, Alex can still gladly sell them.
So guys, I drew a thing of what I think our Outside view (read: dungeon entrance) of Slimecrown should look like. Any feedback? The entrance will be subject to change when we install new floors and dungeon zones.
>tl;dr bitching about Slime InterruptAdd a small tunnel (tiny-slime sized, with entrance that closes after it) for Metal Slime to enter after exiting the maze. Hero(s) then meet Cleric and get dungeon explanation. Metal slime can either then exit tunnel into Cleric area and Hero(s) chase it into next dungeon section, or it can turn up again later in the dungeon in a designated area, or it can turn up randomly in one of the Princess battles and the Hero(s) only have a chance to find it if they happen to go into the right room. Or the profit maximisation version: Metal Slime will only re-enter the dungeon AFTER the Hero(s) have earned the three tokens needed to enter the boss battle. They then have the choice of proceeding directly to the boss, or chasing the Metal Slime for a chance at a larger reward, with the risk of overexerting themselves.
>>1126824That might work.
>>1126820eh, maybe remove the slime bubble and just add a bunch of water themed things. Like waterfalls and fountains and things slimes would like. the slime bubble just seems a little to on the nose for me.
>>1126793>since it locked Metal Slime up in a box.After Metal Slime had already attacked it.But I'm done with this conversation now, I need to go get lunch. You all know my opinion, I'll be back later and hopefully we'll have moved past this.
>>1126820It's cute, I love it.
>>1126820That's pretty adorable, I'll admit. Don't know if we need the slime bubble per sey, but its a really good luck for it.>>1126824The tunnel seems like a very simple solution to a simple problem. I'd back that idea.
>>1126828>After Metal Slime had already attacked it.He didn't attack it, he ran into it. Could have been a complete accident, could have thought Cleric Plant was safe and was trying to hide.
>>1126834I agree that it wasn't an attack, but honestly, the first time it ran under Cleric's skirt, true. Second time it hit him in the face.>She tries to continue but is knocked over again when Metal Slime dashes under her skirt. She pulls herself back up. "IN ORDER TO-">Metal Slime hits her in the face. The force of Ronin tackling into her knocks her flat on her back.I don't really see where you can hide on a face, but it's probably because Metal Slime is kind of dumb.
>>1126827then how will we stand out amongst the other water themed dungeons like "Generic Water Temple#45"?I studied Game Design and the first thing that I know that adventurers and players are attracted to are BIG LANDMARKS. Wouldn't you investigate if you saw a giant Slime face peering over the horizon?
>>1126853>but it's probably because Metal Slime is kind of dumb.He kinda is. Still love him to death though, best slime.
>>1125765Simple Slimen met a pie slime going to the fair.
>>1126827>>1126820Compromise and put the bubble on the top of a tower?
>>1126863>Pie SlimeMan, what rune combo did we come across to make THAT a thing?>>1126872I like that, it makes it stand out more!
>>1126856well that's like, just my opinion maaaanbut seriously never said I disliked it, just thought it was coming on a little strong and everyone else who's commented on it seems to like so you're probably good. But if you did want it to stand out from generic water temple #oh god make them stop, maybe put a slime bubble on top of the towers and on some structures so in the distance they look like massive gems and only when you get closer you can see that they are just slimes. Again, everyone seems to like the original design so you're probably good as is.
>>1125896Plans are in place to stop that, we have Music Slimes.I've had the slime of my life, and I owe it all to you.I squelch it's the truth...
>>1126886And I owe it all to goo...I both hate and love you for this one...I could not resist.
>>1126820First things first.Mary should make the exterior area of the dungeon as large as possible (extending far beyond its apparent borders), so that she can walk around freely within that space, and can potentially put other buildings outside the dungeon proper (like that Slime Village that was proposed before).
>>1126875We'll soon find out
>>1126875Food and Water.>>1126887You're welcome, one of us needs to put together a full version before a party gets 100% completion.>>1126820I liked the Slime Village idea but I also approve of the slime topped tower idea.>>1124774>Now I'm the ruler of this place until my asshole of a boss decides to send someone to free me from the curse.Mary do you remember when your boss sent a Auditor who told you that wasn't going to happen? it's time to let that dream go.OK so as I'll be asleep for the thread proper I want to talk about what we plan on spending gold and runes on, I feel we should invest new runes in making basic slimes to up our production of new runes as this will help in the long run, once we have those future runes we can get the many 4+ rune monsters we want to drop the price of Dungeoneer II. Gold I would be inclined to save for now unless we want to spend 125G for a False Wall and Treasure Room to give Rogue something to do, I do want to but I don't want to open the throw open the floodgates on every cash sink we can dream up. Finally we still have no Psionic loot! can we add a Psychic Slime pet that gives a bonus against despair/fear because it loves and believes in you so much and gives a power buff to psychics, some Psionic/Tech item, a psychic crafting substance and an item (Headband of the Enlightened Slime maybe?) that lets you psychically manifest and control a slime like force to the loot table please.
>>1127133We can transform any tune into any other room. As long as we have basic slimes producing water runes we're fine.
>>1127198... Rune and rune. Not tune and room. Stupid phone.
>>1127133Food and WaterI think we'd have to be a bit more specific. That or just let Dungeoneer...go wild...scary thoughts...Anyways the game plan is pretty solid. I have a couple things I'd like to see us do to cover bases.For one, we need to remake a few slimes, Mud Slime, Magma Slime and Plant Slime. They're very useful slimes that will certainly see play in future battles I'm sure.Then I actually think we should maybe spend some time on using runes for item creation for our monsters to use. Just to give them a bit more flavour, kind of like with Ruth's bat. Simon could get some sort of Sword, Rosalyn could get a helmet or something(that way we can always see her eyes)I think it depends on gold usage here, but I'd like to rotate something like the Ice Elemental room at some point and try the light/dark slime puzzle found >>1126637 here, definitely worth seeing is we can do something for the more sneaky/agile members of adventuring parties.The only other things I'd recommend is that we go and use some runes to expand spa services to get more gold. Spa packages with more attendees (mud bath slime, masseuse, seaweed wrap slimes, a little magma slime running a sauna, for example) and better quality care will net us more long term gold. Provided of course, that adventurers go there.
Candy fountain when?
>>1127231When we put it in the slime playroom! Or in the cafe! We can totally spruce up rooms that way!
...God I love this quest and these threads.
>>1127270Theres a reason they always get voted to the top of the archive
>>1127231Personally, I think we should make a magical intercom for the first room so we can chat with the adventurers before they do silly things.
>>1127220Fair point but we're currently on 0 Runes and you've earmarked at least 6, although we don't know how long it takes for our slimes to reproduce or the average interval between customers I feel we're better off getting the one rune slimes first and then upgrading them when we have something to work with.
>>1127508I think my current math count is 15 per session. Though that would also depend on things like drops and how much Curi actually drops on a regular basis.We have made simple one rune items before, and failing that, we could always just buy an item, infuse it with a rune, and go from there.That and earmarking 6 of them is fine because it generates 3 runes consistantly that way.
>>1127508Depending on the slime, it could take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. String slime is the slowest because it slowly spits out slime. By the end of this run, we should have at least 3 runes produced by the slimes, on top of the runes we get from these guy's items.
>>1126875Bread, Container, Meat and Water.It is an extremely dangerous pie.
>>1127508>>1127582Rare runes reproduce slowly. HOWEVER, we have the ability to turn any rune into any rune. That means we simply need enough standard slimes to spawn up our main roster of runes.
Is metal slime at the moment going counter to our current sidegoal of giving more things for rogues to do? If the entire party is trying to sprint through the dungeon and tank traps in order to get the metal slime, then the rogue falls by the wayside again unless the party is okay with missing the metal slime.
>>1127626That's more of a risk-reward choice on their end than anything against rouges I feel.If you did think it a problem though we could always give the metal slime a more fixed route through the dungeon or give it a hidden room to sneak away into for the party to find. But the problem isn't with the slime itself.
>>1127626If they choose to ignore the rogue and rush through, then that's on them.Metal Slime is there so they stupidly chase him and he leads them into bad situations.
>>1127622I know. At this point we don't count out runes specifically, we only list the rune types and total amount we have. The string slime is an example of a slime taking a while to build a whole new slime.
>>1127619>Meat Pie>Not a dessert pieYou dissapoint me.
>>1127663Half and half?
>>1126820what if instead of a blob slime it shifts between the various flavors of slime girl we have. and the entrance is her vagina
>>1127662Just fill a room with slime bunnies. It could even make an interesting challenge room if they needed to find a specific one, or if the slime bunnies then fuse into progressively stronger slime bunnies.
>>1127696wow, slime bunnies are super lewd, do they all keep carrots in their ass?
>>1127696That is the most evil, maniacal room I have ever heard of. Slime bunnies are the most adorable, precious thingyou could think of. Forcing people to fight them is like forcing them to cut off their own limbs.On the other hand, you may have just though of a new ultra rare pet drop.
>>1127622We have a Archiver for that, rare runes are a water rune away.If we're going to spend Runes I've been wondering if we could make a room or something else that would generate more Mana using Magic Runes, Alex has shown us just how inadequate our reserves were.
>>1127713Or you make it a cute challenge. Like you have to entertain/feed/wrangle them. Maybe you could do something where depending on what they eat, they change colors. Or, if they get super big, you could have slime bunny racing.
>>1125361GET BEHIND ME SATANREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>1127730>>1127696I wonder if we could get regular visitors to the dungeon if we offer some sort of pet-raising thing to another section of the dungeon? Like some sort of Tamagotchi or other Virtual Pet thing, where you can buy specialized pet supplies and actually raise a slime bunny to maturation, and get to keep one as a pet.
>>1127730So like Chao garden with slime bunnies?
>>1127743Could be part of the Spa Section. Originally we wanted to expand that into a resort.
>>1127750>>1127743Goddamn Larro wasn't lying when he said that we come up with pure gold when hes not running.
>>1127743>>1127750I wonder if we will need an alternate entrance into the dungeon. If someone wants to enter just for the spa do they need to pass the maze and the pit?
Man, this place is turning from a dungeon to a straight up ZONE.
>>1127696We already have a challenge where slime fusion is involved. I don't think we have one where a massive enemy melts into a lot of ADDs though.
>>1127757Thats what Ms. Bloops is for. She made the maze and pit trivial. Do good by her and you don't need to worry.
>>1127757Could always just set up a second entrance in Ms. Bloops room that seals when Adventurers enter.
>>1127757I liked the idea of a membership card that when held allows one to dive into Bloop's fountain and tele to the spa.
>>1127757I've been thinking.Maybe the "hub" room should be moved to the entrance of the dungeon, and the rooms we currently have between it and the entrance be moved to after the boss door but before the boss room.Just a suggestion.
I was going to start posting mass amiunts of adorable bunny slimes, but there are all of 2 that aren't sexualized or shit when I searched. Fucking furries.
>>1127779We live in troubled times...
>>1127761>>1127757So we give Ms.Blops a bellhop uniform?
>>1127784Though there is a species of sea slug that looks like a rabbit and a slime.
>>1127795Something that is simultaneously so horrifying and adorable should not exist in the real world.
>>1127743shouldn't be limited to bunny style. they get a standard water rune only slime, and it gets a new rune infused to it depending on how they raise it. some kind of "animal" rune would give bunny, and we already know what the other kinds are. can feed their slime anything, they bring from outside, so like, feed their slime swords to get a sword slime. this will let people make anything they want, thus collectors would need to come back to get one of everything. also you need to buy a evo fruit or something from the shop to turn into a three rune slime.
>>1127845And if they managed to get a core from Curi then fuse it with a bunny it will become a golden variant/epic variant that can help out more in a dungeon.
>>1127773I'm all for that, I should warn you though that I would then push for mutable themed runs rather than just a few rooms.Examples of these runs include sticking the games together so Ruth the maze and the Light and Dark room, giving Lily an extra rune and a boss room and having all the court and nobility stuff as her run, making a few more types of Elementals and having the Monk Slimes Temple with a Order and Chaos runed Grand Master as the boss and World of Slime with lots of mobs and Curi as the boss.Each run could have its difficulty set before you start and the thing in the basement is available to people who complete enough of the runs on hard.Of course that's a long way off.
>>1127845Actually, I like that, however why not have them start with the basic slime, and through "donations" given to us, give the adventurers something to feed the slimes. We are not adverse to actually having a donation box that they can drop items into.Whatever slime variation that they unlock that we dont have we can offer them a choice between doing a boss rush to keep it as a minion or keep feeding it and let it grow.Incentivizing while at an almost zero startup cost on our end. However we will need to make a wing at this point for all of the non dungeon battle themed rooms we are building.
>>1127845>>1127872I think bunny is a good base. It's cute and adds personality not seen throughout the rest of the dungeon. It probably wouldn't even take a rune to have them take a specific shape, just intention in crafting.In general, though customization is certainly a neat idea. Donations from the adventurers to their favorite slime, either through items they bring or items they scavenge in the dungeon would be neat.Having the little slimes compete in their own competitions would give the owners a feeling of satisfaction, while they're still in the nursery. Then, when they finally prove to the slime that they're a good owner, the slime can choose to give their core to them. At that point, they can take it through the rest of the dungeon with them, or out of the dungeon, if they have a mind.
>>1127866You know, the one thing that we had foreshadowed forever ago is that a created monster can only break out of the dungeon's control if they have a strong desire to accomplish a goal, or are obscenely powerful. We got another glimpse of that when Ruth told Moon Elf about her plans for the future, whatever those are.What would happen if a monster got both a will strong enough to resist the dungeon and obtained the level of strength to do so almost instantly?What Im getting at is, I feel we aren't paying nearly enough attention to the constatnt threat that is Jeffrey. Depending on what he wants, he definitely has the power to achieve his goal, and we just keep feeding him more people to eat, and continue to grow.
Fuck the dungeon. It's going to be only a side attraction to our resort. The final objective is to buy the company were Mary worked and fire the boss.
>>1127899Agree with final goal, but the dungeon and resort are dual attractions. Its like a theme park next to a water park, both under the same owner. Two linked attractions, both working for the same company.
>>1127914Yeah....No seriously we're gonna end up being a quest zone all to ourselves one day, I hope.Mary will come to consider this the beginning of her legacy.
>>1127926well yeah, expand from slimecrown citadel into slimecrown kingdom. if we could make a foyer zone that could let multiple parties in at once that would be great. then we can have the theme park area out front and atop a hill in the back is the citadel that people can enter and challenge. would let us move the shops and stuff into the park area.
>>1127899>>1127926Have you ever read Jashin Average? No particular reason...
>>1127975What happens when the skeleton guy comes back to take his job in however many years it takes before he gets bored of vacation and we've turned his dungeon into a theme-park?
>>1127981Never heard of it. Do tell.>>1127991By then we'll probably have enough power to either subjugate him or ignore him.
>the challenge is to rape the super adorable cuddlewuddle with a rusty iron cactus statue
>>1127991is why we are making a legaleaze shield so that he can't cast "give me the dungeon back". probably should do shit like... inscribe "property of mary" into the back side of all the bricks, so that yes, our name IS on it.
I miss the LichWhen does he come back as when of the adventurers.
>>1128014He's been secretly visiting for a while now, anon.
>>1128030That episode was fucked up.
>>1127757This has been discussed in the past. I think the idea going around back then was that we would be catering to adventurers, and the first few rooms sort of screened entrants.Now I'm thinking of some visitors about to enter the baths, just to find the metal slime bobbing around in the water.
>>1127999https://oniichanyamete.wordpress.com/index/evil-god-average/Short but funny LN; don't want to say anything more than that.
MARY IS DED! DEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAADDD
...did Larro go to Ikea and get lost?
>>1128307YeHere lies Audit, it was one of the best quests. Everyone grab your ceremonial robes and beating sticks, we're gonna beat up a lawyer. Its what Mary would have wanted.
Oh Larro time. It works in mysterious ways. It will be here...eventually. Right on time just like he says it was going to start.
Dam, Ronin is one crazy lady. I like her.
>Thread delayed to 6:30>Right now here is 2:30amSleep or cute slimes?
>>1128507Sleep is for the tired. Are you tired? Then you know the answer.
>>1128507Well, it is a Sunday morning.
>>1128507Sleep, then you can weigh in on the all important new slime choices when you wake up.
Do you think we have enough 3 or higher monsters now to fill a Boss Rush mode now?
>>1128851Nah. It is nowhere near the time for that. We still only have 1 mini boss and 1 boss, formally. Wait until we have more floors to expect that.
LARRO. PLS. POST.
>>1128862>only have 1 mini bossTwo mini bosses. Slime Paladin and Simon are both 4 rune monsters, so they have to be in a mini boss room.
>>1128951Slime Paladin has been named Rosalyn.
>>1128968>RosalynOh, right, thanks. I forgot we named her, too.
Let's talk about the real important things. Slime girl cafe when? Slime Idol group when?Gacha slime game for mobile phones when?
>>1128968>>1128977Slime Knight still needs a name.
6:30!Right on time! Let's begin!Right after I grab a bite of food!
>>1129036Oh, Larro time.At least that is a very cool Curi!>>1128993>Girl cafeWe have a maid and butler running a cafe. Moon Elf never went to it.>Idols maybe one day>Gacha gameWhen we get more tech runes maybe>>1128951Thats why I said formally. Only Liy and RSk have a room.Rosalyn and Simon do not.>>1128995Maxwell, perhaps?
>>1129036>6:30>9:58 where I live. Larro pls. also. what's your opinion on the proposed outside entrance to SlimeCrown Citadel? See >>1126820 for pic.
>>1129036EAT YOUR DINNER QUICKLY BEFORE YOUR RUN OUT OF TIME TO RUN!
We got Dungeoneer II last time, which opened up 6 rune monsters. Did we ever give Curie a 6th water rune?
>>1129056Hmm hmmm...I think it's pretty adorable, if terrifying, for any who don't know what it is from a distance.>>1129060I can only eat so fast!
>>1129074more terrifying than that stupid rock skull for a cave entrance right?
>>1129074Well... it looks like a super monster from the distance.
>>1129091A super ADORABLE monster
>>1129084So long as our big guy isn't encopassig the entire kingdom. Slimes being permanently suspended in slime by another slime is kinda weird. That and the spa benefits won't click then...or would they?
>>1129098like the giant cactuar from FF.Cute but you DONT want to get close to it.
>>1129161the slime dome is just over the castle. the kingdom/foyer will be more open. and be where we move all the shops to once it's ready.
>>1129161>>1129074additional info detailing Slimecrown from a cross section pov.
>>1129201Bonus Boss/escape sequence: The glass breaks
>>1129201Wouldn't it be better to have the slime in between 2 layers of glass though?
>>1129216But then we'd have to fix the outer layer every time it entered ATTACK MODE.
>>1129216Why? The rain would hydrate it and make it grow. Just pray that we dont hit monsoon season.
>>1129212>a raid party barely manages to defeat Curi>suddenly Metroid style Self-destruct sequence as the Slimes of old have built the kingdom to ensure Jeffrey remains sealed.>THE DOME IS COLLAPSING ESCAPE IN 60 SECONDShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL4XEwt5l8w
Idea: a new jumping platform with false pillers and a goat slime that will jump on the correct ones so as to guide you
>>1129229>>1129225Think of this. The slime dome is a superb defense measure against other Dungeons when we hit the big leagues and Wars between two different dungeons become a thing..
>Mary reminds Cleric Plant to not capture her minions and that her healing is the biggest source of income in the dungeon."Excuse me..? A healing station?""Welcome to Slimecrown Citadel. Get three keys. I heal people." Cleric Plant mumbles."Oh? Excellent. How much is it for a revival?""10,000 Gold." He says."What!? That's outrageous!">Mary checks her notes.That...Doesn't seem right.What's our going rate for revivals?
>>1129225a trapdoor, the slime can just pull itself back up after they're out
>>1129231I like that. And if it's a Raid mode... they fight the giant slime in the end.we need some ''big'' runes or ''enlarge'' or something to do that.
>>1129201This makes a lot more sense now. Pretty cool!
>>1129240Cleric NoBe made at metal slimeNot the customers
>>1129240UhhhHow about 200 gold?
>>1129240200g minimum. Ashley can charge 300g this time because of how they treated him/her.
>>1129240Mary, yell at her for being dumb. Also tell her to let Metal Slime go.
>>1129240Wasn't it like 3 or 4 times the current heal price?Which I think starts at 50, so would be 150 or 200.
>>1129240I like cleric plant, they are a good cleric, however gotta meet them halfway. Give them a chance to apologize and let CP redo the cutscene over and or improv. If they dont apologize then let CP set the prices.
>>1129240Come on Cleric. You are pissed but you need to do your job.Cleric needs to learn to deal with annoying customers. Chemist is even polite. Someday a real dickhead with a lot of money will demand heals.It was 500 or something for a revival? And it increases to 1000 the second time and then 1000 more each time?
>>1129240Remind Cleric Plant that yes, Chemist's an absolute tool, and yes, we fully sympathize with their injured pride, but there's no need for pettiness, and reviving the Ronin means they have two people to listen to them instead of one.
>>1129242>''big'' runes or ''enlargelike we wouldn't immediately try and put those on Mary for bigger assets.
>>1129240It was 500 gold a piece.
>>1129261>Chemist's an absolute toolIn what way?
>>1129240500 gold for a revive. And lets send a note of apology to Chemist for the foul mood Cleric is in. We also must recitify Metal Slime's behavior.
>>1129240Cleric Plant added a rather substantial bully tax it seems.
>>1129240Time for a direct conference call."I'm really sorry, sir. Cleric Plant is our main way to introduce people here, so she's a bit put off about getting interrupted. Healing is only 300 GP for most cases, revival is (insert price here). ISN'T THAT RIGHT, CP?"
>>1129269Honestly, I feel an apology for his foul mood is going too far. They ran him over.
>>1129268No interest in actually doing the dungeon. Threatening to torture our slimes to death if they don't give him a free pass through. Etc.
>>1129240Cleric, behave. If you need a time out, go to the spa when then leave and come back after that. You are a little tense.>>1129259>>1129263>>1129269That was raid mode I believe.I believe>>1129256This is the correct rate to pay. Its skightly cheaper than phoenix downs, but less convenient because you can't call Cleric into a boss fight.
>>1129240We did a fixed rate of 500G per revive last time, and we sell phoenix downs in the shop for 250G and raise the price by 100G each time. We might need to change one or both of those if phoenix downs fully heal, though, since they're a lot more versatile than coming back to CP is.
>>1129283Also, if we make it 500 in non raid mode. Nobody will use Cleric. The store isbetter value.Go with 200. 50 less than a PDown
>>1129240200 gold but raise it by 50% to assuage Ashley's anger.
>>1129282>No interest in actually doing the dungeon.Yes he does, because he wants the reward. That's a completely legitimate motivation.>Threatening to torture our slimes to death if they don't give him a free pass through.When? Because I remember him giving Ms. Bloops candy as an apology when Ronin cut her head off.
>>1129240Also cp, direct them to the item shop, the cafe and the spa. We are running a business here. Also tell him about the tokens.
>>1129304>When?>>1125178And if he wants the prize he should actually do the dungeon, not try to forcibly speedrun it.
>>1129323He's a chemist, did you expect him to fight? Using potions to get around problems rather than chopping through them is how they work.>And if he wants the prize he should actually do the dungeon, not try to forcibly speedrun it.Speedruning is also a perfectly legitimate strategy for a dungeon.
"...." Cleric Plant takes a deep breath, collecting herself and winding down. "My apologies, sir, I was mistaken. The price for a revival is 200 gold. However, this price will go up each time I must use it. Also, we do have a shop you can visit where you can purchase items such as potions of Phoenix Downs.""That is far more reasonable. Do it. 200 is nothing compared to the reward.">Cleric Plant nods and revives Roning. The sword wielder gasps and sits back up."W-what!? I.... Aw, fuck... I got killed, didn't I? Dammit. I was hoping I could power through that. Guess you can't just adrenaline through a heart stab.""Well, consider that is what we use to make adrenaline even go anywhere... It is good to have you back. We can continue our work.""Yeah, yeah, give me a second to catch my breath.""If you'd like we also offer spa services here." Cleric Plant adds. "Normally they are for the Royal Slime Family but others are allowed to use it.">Ronin stares at Cleric Plant."Oh hey... I ran into you earlier. Sorry about that.">Cleric Plant smiles."It's perfectly fine."1/2
>>1129323We've had people speedrun it before, it's a legit method. Do you not remember Fist Wizard?
>>1129323>not try to forcibly speedrun it.this is an issue of play styles not everyone wants to play the same way and as a business we must accommodate more than 1 play style we like. if he wants to speed run it then some options for that should be made (just make it a bit harder than a normal run for balances sake).for example we could set up a series of timed "defeat as many enemies as possible" sections that way there is a set amount of time to the run.or we could set up a boss rush option where your overall time to defeat all the bosses in a row is used to determine special drop rates.
>>1129353I'd be fine if he fought with potions and poisons and acids and what have you. He tried to get out of a fight by threatening torture.Threatening torture is not okay.
>>1129366Well...at least she apologized.
>>1129377Have you never rolled to intimidate in a game before? Because it's the exact same thing.
>>1129366Aww thats nice>>1129377Anon I agree with you but you have to understand, you cant punish someone for something they havent done, if Chemist does something bad then we can lay down the law, but for now just keep an eye on him
>>1129381Now consider what happens when your intimidation roll fails.
>>1129366>>1129369It wasn't Muscle Wizard that was the speedrunner. It was Sorc. That said, the same principle remains.>>1129366I love Ronin so much. I can only hope that one day when we have boss rush. She is there.200g gained people. Its a start!
>>1129242nah.... The self destruct sequence is a trap. You can't fight a trap when the trap is making the whole place self-destruct in a giant slime tsunami. your only way to not die is to escape it before the whole place blows.
>>1129390That's pretty much what happened.
>>1129369>>1129371Yes, speedrunning is fine.FORCIBLY speedrunning - rushing through by sequence breaking violently as opposed to skillfully - is not.You can break into a bank by stealthily avoiding guards and cameras and stealing the vault keys off of an unaware guard, or you can blow open the doors, murder all but one of the guards, and then threaten to flay the survivor alive until he gives up the key to the vault. Both are legitimate, but the latter is FAR more dickish.
>>1129409What was he sequence breaking?He was trying to solve the encounter by an alternate means. Intimidation rather than combat. That's not sequence breaking, that's lateral thinking.
I think we need a set of clear rules to avoid this kind of discussion.And I don't think that ''intimidate the slimes that you are fighting'' is really a crime.
>>1129366"Ey, so... Those two in there were the Prince and his Bodyguard." Ronin says"Rosalyn and Simon, yes.""Well uh... I just killed em. You're not pissed or anything? What do you do here?">Cleric Plant seems a bit more excited now."I represent neutral ground. While their loss saddens me, the Monster could only be taken on by the truly strong. That you got past them isn't a completely sad thing... It also represents hope. Hope that you will be strong enough to take on the Monster.""I see...""Ronin," Chemist says, "We did not come here for lore. Forgive my haste, miss, but there is an item I wish to obtain here. You must understand.""But of course. All come here for different reasons. It is only my wish that the reason will be a just one." Cleric Plant says, fully back into character."No need to rush, Chemist," Ronin says, "Hey, you said there was a Spa, right? How much is it?"
>>1129431Ronin is going to fight the monster, I hope she survives a couple of seconds more than the rest. I like her.
>>1129431uh... is the item he's after a drop item only or can he get it with tokens... I don't remember... it was the mini slime core right?cause we might be able to change how he approaches the dungeon if he decides to focus on tokens rather than a low drop rate boss item.
>>1129431>"Ronin," Chemist says, "We did not come here for lore. Forgive my haste, miss, but there is an item I wish to obtain here. You must understand."KEEP CALMPLEASE KEEP CALM PEOPLE
>>1129431100g was the rate. We only offer a basic service right now. So lets just go with that.There is also snacks that they can buy there at their leisure.
>>1129431I remember the price. From Thread 4:50 gold per person. Spending 1500 gold will earn you a voucher for a free spa treatment.
>>1129459>>1129463>>1129431Also we have a cafe with 0 visits.
>>1129481We need to invoke a strict "Do not bring rations" rule.
>>1129431"A hundred gold for both of you, although I'm assuming you won't be joining?"If that's the case, point him to one of the keys that's in a puzzle room with no combat, like the dance room, although we should warn him beforehand that he might want to mix up a potion of agility if his physical prowess isn't up to snuff.>>1129453I think it's both.
>>1129431If they plan on doing the ice elemental room, they should do that before going to the spa. People are known to get a bit dirty there.
>>1129463Little early for the 1500 package. Lets get more attendants so that we can actually support that. Buuuut its a good future plan!
>>1129492That'll just make people hide them. And what'll we do when they do use them? No, the obvious answer is to make the Cafe so great that people /want/ to eat there.
>>1129492Or we could tweak the comfy pit slimes to eat people's food.Weed+Water+Comfy=Munchie Slime
>>1129496I would rather toss Alchemist to Ice Elementals. Seems a challenge he can handle.
>>1129431Please also advertise the Dungeon Cafe please.
we can make in the spa the ''nap room''. A room full of comfy slimes and beds to sleep in. Not basic slimes, three or four runes slimes.
>>1129529I fully support a Comfy Slime Nap room
>>1129529>>1129551and have the Siren Slime Quartet serenade them to sleep. An effective if evil tactic to split the party.
>>1129551Why make it a slime room? Mary said in an earlier thread that sleeping in a comfy slime feels nice, but once you get up you're just covered in slime, and no longer comfy.Why not just make it a comfy room?
"Only 100 gold per person, miss. We also have a cafe that you can visit for an invigorating drink.""Man that sounds really nice. This dungeon is great. You down, Chemist?""No." He pulls out a map. "You go and recover. I know you must be Weakened from the revival. I will instead get another key. Hmm... I think this map is out of date... The maze wasn't there originally... IT looks like another room is a simple puzzle and rewards the key.""You sure you can handle it? It would be pretty shitty if the dude I was hired to protect died.""Your worth is in fighting the mini-bosses and bosses. I will tackle the puzzles.">She shrugs."If you insist. We'll meet up back here. If you're not here when I get back I'll go and drag your corpse out.""Very well.">The two part ways. Chemist goes into the next room, reviewing his notes."It says something about a button here... I presume I just need to press it? A simple challenge.">Ruth smiles.1/3
>>1129572The slime is part of the experience.Comfy slimes in a comfy room.We can even give them some cloth runes to make them more like sentient slime beds.
>>1129572But it's no fun without the slime part
>>1129587oh god. He is going to die if he underestimates Ruth.
>>1129587Ooh boy he has no idea what he is in for.
>>1129587TIME TO SEND IN SPECIAL BASEBALLS: WE CAN SEND ANY RUNE FLAVORED BASEBALL AT CHEMIST THAT HAS BEEN DISCOVERED IN OUR LIBRARY OUR CURRENT LIST:WaterFancyStoneComfyExplodeSwordMetalWoodContainerFistClothMagicStringFireMindOilMusicMithrilPsionicLevitationWindLightTechLawDarkMundane (Anti-Magic)PlainChaosGravityCandy
>>1129587Man, Ruth, today is going to be a good day, isn't it?
>>1129587Ruth, remember that he is not that cheating moon elf. Don't destroy him too much. Make a throw pattern for him to discover. Make him feel smart.
>>1129613Container-string baseball that's on fire and with oil on the inside!
>>1129619I can get behind this.
>>1129587>>1129613Chemical baseballs. For the chemist in your dungeon.
>>1129613Explode Fire String. Flaming net of death!
>>1129587All I know is that it is hard to see with mud in your face. Consider that for the dear alchemist's goggles, Ruth. That said...>>1129619And remember those gag string balls!
>>1129587>Normal, Fist, Fire>Pause for a wind up tune and fire a Explody ball>Normal, mind, water>Pause for a wind up tune and fire a Explody ball>Metal, Metal, Metal>Pause for a wind up tune BUT PLAY A DIFFERENT TUNE and fire a String/comfy ball>Go back to the top of the list and repeat.Since this is Chemist... We're gonna alter the formula.>Normal, Psionic, Fire>Pause for a wind up tune and fire a Candy ball>Normal, Tech, Fist>Pause for a wind up tune and fire a Explody ball>Metal, Metal, Metal>Pause for a wind up tune BUT PLAY A DIFFERENT TUNE and fire a Tornado (Wind/Levitation) ball followed by a flashbang (light+Explodey)>Go back to the top of the list and repeat.
>>1129613Lob some Oil and string balls around Alchemist then toss a few fire balls to really light up the stage
>>1129587I'm going to once again say that I don't like how this room blocks access to SYTYCS and the water pillar room. Ruth's practically a mini boss, rune count be damned. >.>That being said, this is gonna be good.
>>1129619 Agreed.>>1129663Ooh, I like this.
>>1129587Have Ruth fire some Homing Baseballs (Psionic) at Chemist whenever he tries to duck into a self-made smokescreen.
...Wait, String balls are the joke balls, right?
>>1129691yes. They expect a supersonic fast ball, but string balls are essentially cotton balls. They're great for catching adventurers off guard.
>>1129663Still toss string balls somewhere and I am content.
>>1129613Law+ Wood>Throw the book at him
>>1129587Don't forget to toss in the string-ball fake-out into Fancy Mithril Sucker shot combo.
Ah, okay, so the string balls are to allow them a bit of a chance to progress forward instead of Ruth constantly batting them back.
>>1129691Pretty much. Theyre practically just little pillows.
MARY POST RONIN IN SPA. we need to see what body type Ronin has and if her body type is worthy of the Slimecrown Dakimura Adventurer brand!~
>>1129737She's probably muscled-up.
>>1129741On a scale of Fuwa to Lyra, how Abs is Ronin?
>>1129737OFFER HER A ONE VISIT DISCOUNT ON PURCHASES IN THE STORE IF SHE DOES
>>1129752...I'm sorry, but I have no clue what you're referencing. You'll have to forgive me.
>>1129757characters from larro's other quest
>>1129619Yeah, this is a good idea. Our dungeon needs to be hard, but fair. Give him an opening.
>>1129640>gag string ballsYou may be thinking of a different kind of dungeon.Perhaps we could add a room for that...
>>1129757Characters from MAQ. Fuwa is a fat elf (though she's getting better lately.) and Lyra is the mortal incarnation of abs.
>The battle begins. Ruth begins batting balls at the Chemist, simple ones at first, but still filled with great power.>The Chemist dodges the first, drinking a potion as he ducks. The second one he's able to dodge much faster, and the third.>Ruth picks up the speed>After the normal balls she starts batting psionic runed balls. These balls swerve if they miss, hitting the target at odd angles. The first sends the Chemist flaying back and knocks him into the ground, letting him get hit by another one.>He drinks another potion then simply sprints, trying to reach the button before anything else can him him. Ruth starts hitting fire baseballs at him, the heat allowing them to close the gap and pelt him.>She then follows up with what is basically a jawbreaker and hits him in the face."I see... I can not simply run past. Very well then! You wish to use projectiles on me!? I will respond in kind!" He reaches into his cloak and produces different bottles.>Now, each time Ruth sends a ball flying at him he counters with a bottle to dissolve it.>Each time he destroys a ball he is able to inch closer and closer.======================================"Ah man, this is nice... I wish they had like... A massage parlor." Ronin says."We do," Oilivia informs her."Best dungeon."2/3
>>1129854Nice. Very nice.I'm glad that the Alchemist is figuring out that you can't just brute force your way through our dungeon. Hopefully it'll help him get in a better mindset to enjoy the rest of it and running the gauntlet for however long he needs to to get the slime core.
>>1129854I'm glad they're both having fun.
>>1129854dem ronin abs.
>>1129854Can we get an indepth zoom of Ronin's chest? This is important, Mary!
>>1129854>"Best dungeon."DAMN STRAIGHT IT IS
>>1129854If we had the slime nap room probably Ronin would never leave the dungeon.
>>1129854why do I get the feeling that Ruth will get an anti-slime acid bottle to the face or baseball bat? I really don't want that baseball bat to dissolve. Space Elf worked hard to give Ruth that upgrade!
>>1129879I want Ronin to be a part of our dungeon forever. Can we keep her?
>>1129889No. I secretly want to, but that's against Dungeon Rules.
>>1129885I doubt a standard acid will work on a space-tech bat
>>1129901But mah Ronin/C.Plant ship D:
>>1129901well, technically she's a hire-able mercenary yeah? could we employ her here?
>>1129877Just wait til she meets Slime Monk. The mystical art of Slime-Fu will entice her.
>>1129912Yes. You can hire outside help.The arguement against it was effectively "Why would you, though".
>>1129889I don't think there is a limit for how much time someone can stay inside the dungeon. We just need a inn style room and people can spend weekends at the spa.
>>1129854>As the two fight in Ruth's room, the slime notices something. The gears in her simple mind begin to turn as she comes to a very carefully thought out conclusion.'This man is good at throwing'>She slides under the glass separating them, throwing her bat throw the small gap in the pane as she does.>The Chemist is ready to retaliate in attack but he senses no malice from the slime. Ruth approaches him with a ball in hand, holding it out in a non-threatening way."... What is this? Is this a part of the puzzle?""-slime noises.-" She nudges the ball at him."... You... Do you want me to... Throw this at you?""-Excited slime noises!-">He takes the ball. Ruth backs away a few dozen feet, bat in hand."..."3/4
>>1129885Supposedly the bat has some elfy space metal on it, so it should be fine. Fuckin elves always have the best stuff. Never leave anything for the gnomes.
>>1129932And then the ball explodes, right?