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"Welcome to my lair, hero. Prepare thy blade but know that it is for naught. For I, The King of Demons, shall defeat you. Your bones will litter my floors and-"

"Mhmm. Mr. Demon King?"

"I am The King of Demons."

"Right." A young woman taps her clipboard. "Look, I'm not a hero. I'm from the Drachma Bank. I'm here about your debt."

"Debt?"

"Yes. You took out quite a few substantial loans and so far you've reported zero profit from your... 'Dungeon'. You are long overdue so I've been sent to possibly work out some form of payment plan with you. If you're willing to at least cover a percentage of the interest today we-"

"YOU DARE COME INTO MY LAIR AND SPEAK TO ME OF DEBT!? ME!? THE KING OF DEMONS."

"Yes, well, normally I don't make home visits but the amount is quite substantial."

I hate these ruler types. They are the absolute worst. Always thinking their owed things. I hope he tries to not pay. Then I can just write it off, go home, and let the bank take care of it.

"... So, what exactly are my options here? Because I don't quite have the coin. I can assure you that I am working on it and I should have some money soon, though."
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>>142906
Ask for collateral or something of significant value
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pay with a bone job
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>>142946
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>>142906
Define "soon".
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>>142930
Second. We can work out a bi-monthly payment plan or the sort, but we'll need him to sign a document legally naming something worthwhile as collateral alongside it. The offered item will be then appraised shortly by an expert in the field, and if it is deemed to be of sufficient value, then the item will be temporarily placed under the company's onwership until the loan is paid off. If found lacking, then another item will have to be put forward for consideration alongside the prior item, until sufficient equivalent value is reached.
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what kind of freaky fucking roleplay is this
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>>142906
File for bankruptcy
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>>142906
>>142930

This, surely is 'Dungeon' manufactures something or provide some kind of service. We can work our way from there.
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>>142986
It should also be noted that while legally we will have ownership of the item, it will remain in your possession until and unless you default on the debt, as collateral usually works. (I think that's how collateral usually works...)
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>>142946
>>142962
I think the demonic aura in the air is getting to me.

>>142971
"Can you define 'soon'."

"Well, Heroes, as you may know, don't come around too much these days. We're in an older area and my dungeon isn't exactly the highest level. Most of the Heroes are off in Lord Dreadlord's dungeon. But we do get one every once in a while so it's just a matter of time before one comes in and when I defeat him his loot will be sold immediately to pay for it."

"Right... Well, unfortunately I can't really work on maybe's... So, here's what I can do for you... Right now we can put something on collateral."

"Collateral..?"

"Yes. We can draft up a contract so you can pay for this bi-monthly, a real steal, but first you'll have to sign something to legally name something worthwhile as collateral alongside it. The offered item will then be appraised by an expert in the field and, if it is deemed to be of sufficient value, the item will be temporarily placed under the company, Drachma Bank's ownership. When the loan is paid off you will have it back. However, I should warn you that unless the item is worth equivalent value then another item will have to be put forward for consideration until it has reached equali-"

"ENOUGH! I KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO DO!"

"Oh? Well, just let me know and we can get started right away on the-"

"I am leaving!"

"... Sir, we really should do this paperwork first. If you want I may be able to lower the value of the needed collateral by-"

"No! I am leaving... This area. I'm too old for this... You know I've never even been to the Hellpits? No, I'm done. I don't want to deal with this anymore."

"Sir, you can't just walk away from this amount of debt. We need to."

"It's your problem now."

"Well, yes, in a sense, but it is also yours. As the-"

"No, it is yours."

>The King of Demons snaps his fingers. His outfit changes and Mary is suddenly equipped with The Garb of the Demon King.

"What..?"

"You are The King of Demons now. I'm going on vacation."

"You can't just-"

"I already have. The Dungeon is already under your name. You will be stuck here for the next 100 years until my spell ends."

"I don't-"

"In the meantime I will finally go and enjoy myself. Goodbye, mortal. And don't go into the basement."

What.
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>>143020
Invest in your new assests to assist paying you back. Whay are my assets?
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>>143020
Go to the basement.
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>>143020
As king of demons, confine his entire existence to eternal suffering and soul-torment for indefinitely (or at least until he's suffered his debt off)
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>>143020
Or file a lawsuit for his fraud and evasion. Honestly, the best way to handle this is by the books. This aint our first rodeo and this aint the first time some bullshit spellcaster tried to "okiedoke" us and jump ship.
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>>143020
Open new shops to draw in customers. We can have a dungeon themed adventure for kids to draw in new revenue.
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>>143020
plus the training on how to deal with these types come with the job, soo... lets remember the training! and our demon powers!
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>>143020

I bet we can rent parts of the dungeon to other monsters as prime real estate for lairs. The influx of new and multiple monsters could attract more adventures and in turn made the dungeon more attractive to other monsters and you know how it goes.
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>>143050
>>143060

I like this plan. Also since he basically admitted immediate default, we could do >>143066
or >>143056.
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>>143066
This.
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Also, no matter what we do, we have to be clear that although we're technically the King of Demons, we don't really give one sweet crap about the actual title and we're more concerned with our day job.

It has more power than this, to be frank.
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>>143098
This.
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>>143098
He's basically in heavy debt AND jobless now desu. How pathetic. But at least we have cool powers for a hunna years tho
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>>143043
"You can not just do this! I.. I... ETERNAL CONFINEMENT!"

>Mary waves her hands around. She feels a surge of power as the spell comes to the tips of her fingers. Then
>Absolutely nothing happens.

"Yeah," The Former King of Demons says, "Your class is still Auditor. So... You can't really use my magic. Go talk to The Librarian to learn something. So... Bye."

>He leaves.

I...
Well, damn.

>>143050
No, yeah. I'm going to sue the fuck out of him. He will be in prison before the week is out and this stupid spell will be broken.

I just need to find the nearest telecom and contact my boss. He is not getting away with this shit.

>>143036
>As the Dungeon Owner, Mary now has access to just about every part of the dungeon. She pulls up it's Assets.

By Logath's Hammer... I have never seen a more poorly constructed dungeon. It's just... Starting room... Boss. That's it.

No wonder no one ever came here.
It's boring.

>>143066
>>143060
>>143056
No! We are -NOT- to treat this as if we're actually running the place! I'm only holding onto this ridiculous title until I can get the fuck out of here.

No matter how dire the need for a renovation is.
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>>143098

Better call the office and see of we can work from our (new) home.
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>>143118
Invest!
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>>143118
find a phone? probably made of bones or some shit.
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>>143118
Send our 1 Army to the company and get in contact with our boss and co workers so they can run the standard protocol to manage the situation.
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>>143118
Well then we talk to the staff.
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>>143134
Maybe not the whole army, just a few. But that's only if we can't do >>143133 and >>143120.
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I have to admit, I'm already liking this quest.
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>>143118
Check your staffing
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>>143118
there's gotta be a reason why this dungeon looks like that. the only other room is the basement. whatever is there must hold something he dint write on his assets!
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>>143141
we only have 1 army. an army of one.
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>>143176
...Ohhhh. Is that what that means. Huh. Okay, then.

Also, let's just ASK the librarian what's in the basement before we go down there.
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>>143128
This place doesn't even really seem to have anything to invest...

>>143133
>Mary looks around for a phone. The 'Final Boss Room' just has the throne, a big vacant fighting area, and a bunch of pillars. Mary remembers those pillars being a major expense for the former King.

>>143134
Alright, let's see that army.

>Mary goes to meet the Army.

>It consists of a single slime.

Ah.

"Well... Hello there. Can you uh... Can you understand me?"

>The slime burbles happily.

"So... Can you follow orders?"

>It jiggles in place.

Welp. That's hopeless.

>>143135
There has to be someone here I can talk to.

>She brings up the Dungeon Menu again and taps on Staff. Right now the two listed are The Librarian and Demonologist. She taps on The Librarian to ping her.

>Only a few moments later she appears,

"H-hello, my King..." She stammers, "What can your servant do for you..?"
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>>143187
1: Do you have any way to contact the outside world regularly? IF so, can we use that method to send a message?

2: What's so special about the basement?
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>>143187
Tell her to remove her hat so we can see her face better.
We also need to learn spells, so tell that nerd to give us the most overpowered, most broken spells in the library!
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>>143193
Seconding
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>>143152
yea felt weird at first but im digging it, feel like i kinda have a general idea of where its going too
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>>143187
Show me the former kings records. Invoices, bills, etc.
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>>143187
try more communication with slime. jiggling could just be its language. perhaps cut it in half to see if it multiplies, therefore increasing army strength?
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>>143187

That slime looks familiar...

Also seconding #2 here >>143190
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>>143209
Generally, when a slime divides, its power is halved. It'd be a net loss, I feel.
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>>143216
true, nevermind on that
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>>143216
>>143224
well maybe just once, just for an extra pair of hands? what do we need an army for at this point anyway?
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>>143187
Attach slime to note and send it off already, jeez. stop being such a damn pessimist and do your job.
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>>143216
>>143231
Personally, we should stick with one slime so that slime can take on a more attractive form if we invest a bit into her.
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>>143187
Well, communication must happen.
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"Yes, I have a few questions for you. First, do you have a way to contact the outside world? Second, what in the world is in the basement?"

"Y-yes... We have a telecom you can use and it's really-"

"Speak up, I can't hear you. Can you move the hat, too? I can't even see your face."

>She pulls her hat down.

"I'm sorry I really can't do that..." She speaks louder. "Sorry, my King... And uhm... Y-you sh-shouldn't check the basement... The Demonologist summoned s-something and we haven't gotten rid of it y-yet..."

"What is it?"

"We don't know..."

>>143193
"So you can teach me spells?"

>She nods.

"Like... Could you teach me magic? Real magic?"

"Ah, yes... Magic is dependent on your class but I'm sure we can... I have never seen spells like this..."

"What's the most powerful spell on there?"

"Ah, it's this one." She points to a spell. "B-but... It costs 100 Mana to learn it... We currently have 0..."

"Mana?"

"It's f-fuel... For the dungeon... We uh... We can get it by converting items and such into mana... Better items means more mana... Uhm... Where is the old king..? Did... Did you k-kill him..?"

"No. He ran away and gave me the place. And now I'm stuck here until I call my boss. Which will be now, can you show me to the telecom?"

"R-right away..."

>She leads her to the telecom. It was in the Barracks all along.

>It is indeed shaped like a skull.

>She calls her workplace.

"Drachma Bank, how can we assist you today?"
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>>143243
we're not here to invest. were here to do our job. these arent our debts.thats just pissing our own personal funds into that assholes pockets. why invest in his dungeon again? he cant even pay his loan and this already established its an untrustworthy establishment and his credit is prolly shit.
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>>143284
>If you don't want to take off your hat you must take off your other clothes instead
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>>143284
"Yeah, it's me. ID number 7754-3B, working on account 333951-N7Q, under King, Demon. I've hit a bit of a snag, and need to speak with my supervisor."
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>>143284
full list of spells? search for items to convert to mana?
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This is Larro, right? It looks like Larro, smells like Larro, and I cant be too sure, but the taste is definitely similar.
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>>143284
Yes, this is (insert name here) the demon king just ran away. I suppose the only thing to do now is take the entire dungeon in an attempt to collect our due.
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>143294
This definitely isn't Larro, Anon.
This artist is a new an upcoming QM, so you should support them as much as you would this 'Larro' guy you're talking about. I mean, where would you even get the idea that this guy is Larro? The artstyle isn't even the same nor the writing!
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Rolled 14 + 8 (1d20 + 8)

>>143305
Oh, ok. That makes a lot of sense
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>>143290
Yup. Let's escalate this right now.
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>>143327
I can't tell if your being sarcastic or not.
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>>143288
Damn, lewd demon auras. Gotta try and ignore 'em.

"Yeah, it's me. ID number 7754-3B, working on account 333951-N7Q, under King, Demon. I've hit a bit of a snag, and need to speak with my supervisor."

"One moment please...."

>The line switches.

"Heeeeyyyy!," Her Boss says, "Mary! How's everything going with the Demon Lord case?"

"The King of Demon's, Sir."

"Right, yeah yeah. So, how's it going?"

"There's a small problem. See, I tried to deliver our notice and work out a payment plan with the customer but he... Well, he decided to quit working on the dungeon and left me in charge with a spell that will keep me here for 100 years. He then fled. As you can guess, this situation is a bit outside of my field. So, I am requesting a spell breaker and for a lawsuit to be issued against the King of Demons."

"Oh man. That sucks. Yeah, no, Mary, I really wanna help you. No, but see our Spellbreaker is on vacation."

"Then call him back."

"No can do Marinno. You know how those unions are."

"Then hire one from the outside."

"Yeah... We can't really hire from any sort of unapproved vendors, you know?"

"Sir, I am -trapped- here. Do you understand that? I am trapped?"

"And I feel for you, truly. But you know we gotta do things by the rules. Look, here's what I'll do for you. I'll go and see if I can get the big guys up top to approve of an outside vendor and we'll get that spellbreaker to you by the end of the month."

"The month!? Sir, that is unacceptable! I am STUCK here in the demon lands without a penny to my name and trapped in a dungeon with a slime and a stuttering wreck! I don't know if there's any food and there's SOMETHING in the basement that no one is telling me about! You have to find someone to get me out of here?"

"Mmmm... Alright I'll see what I can do, Mary. But I need you to be a brave girl and stick it out for me until I get something for you, alright? Just think of it as a vacation."

"Vacations are usually voluntary."

"A forced vacation."

"That sounds like prison. Am I at least being paid for these hours?"

"Hahaha. Nah. No can do. But listen, Mary, I gotta go. Business and stuff. I'll talk to you later, okay? Good luck out there!"

"Sir, I-"

>He hangs up.

>Mary wants to throw the telecom at the wall.
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>>143381
Speak with the demonologist.
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>>143381
Is that the cute demonologist in the back? Go talk to them! They've even got glasses! It's important to have 'friendly' relations with your employees.
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>>143381
Hey Mary, who's that behind you?
No, not the Librarian. The other person, wearing glasses.
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>>143381
Convert the telecom to mana out of frustration.
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Throw the telecom at the wall.
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>>143393

This, morale is important.
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>>143381
welp, its evident we're going to have to sue our job when we're done. but after they help get us free. make sure you record the phonecall we just had.
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>>143381
Fuck it. It's time to become a demon king.
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>>143397
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>>143397
>Mary flips the telecom, converting it into Mana in the process. The Mana meter goes up by one point!

How could he just ditch me like that!? I've worked for this company for almost a decade! Those were my golden years, dammit! I didn't party, I didn't date, I didn't do anything! I dedicated my life to this job and THIS is the thanks I get!?

>>143406
Oh, I'm suing! I'm suing him, I'm suing the fucking Demon King, I'm sewing my goddamn college advisor who told me to get into economics! I'M SUING ALL OF THEM!

>>143395
>>143393
>>143392
>Mary turns around.

"AND WHO ARE YOU!?"

"Demonologist. I summon demons and stuff. Did you just convert out telecom?"

"Yeah! And so what!?"

"That was our only one. It's going to be a pain in my ass getting a new one."

"It..! Oh... Uh... Sorry about that."

"Whatever. You got rid of the King of Demons?"

"Well, he got rid of herself..."

"Mmm... Well, nice to meet you, new boss. Hopefully you're not completely terrible at keeping this place going."

"What? No, I'm not staying here. I'm not your boss."

"Well, from what I heard of that conversation I'm going to guess you are. You need any help just call me."

>She walks away and hops onto a rather dilapidated looking bed.

...
I can't call them back now.
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>>143454
What spells can we learn that use just one mana? You might as well spruce this place up a bit if you're going to be waiting a month. Maybe even get it running and become the Demon Queen?
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>>143454
Ask the demonology st about the thing in the basement
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>>143454
See what spell or attacks we can learn. Then ask about the thing from below.
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>>143454
Ask the two staff members how the dungeon bacame so run down.
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>>143454
>got rid of our only telecom
>no chance of calling friends or relatives, or any of the professional associations we're a member of
Yeah, great going there.

Better ask the Demonologist what's in the basement, and how we can get stuff to turn into mana so we can get a new telecom.
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>>143481
>bEcame
fuck my spelling
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>>143481
>bacame so run down
It started off being shit because it was improperly designed.
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>>143463
I mean... I want to at least make it livable. Not sure if I want to be a Demon Queen though. Humans aren't supposed to live in the demon realm for too long anyway.

"So.. What the hell happened to this place?" Mary asks.

"W-well.. See-"

"Our boss fucking sucked." The Demonologist says.

"D-d-demonologist! Y-you can't say that!" The Librarian stammers out.

"What? It's true. He did a terrible job with this place. There was only like one room. And it was filled with slimes. Those are the worst monsters. All they do is divide and spit up goo on things. Then, he spent all of our resources on making that one room look nice. Oh then all of our runes were used to summon succubus demons. It was a literal fuckton of succubus demons. At least I had enough Water Runs from that to summon all the slimes afterwards. Oh, then he fired our Dungeoneer, our Sentries, our Medics, our Cooks, our Crafters. Then he wasted the last of all of our stuff summoning that thing in the basement."

"What is the thing in the basement?" Mary asks.

"Doesn't matter. So, now we're all up the creek without a paddle. Librarian and I haven't even been paid in ages. We just stay here so we don't become homeless."

"Wow... That uh.... That sucks."

"Yeah. So, if you wanna do nothing but sit around all day that's fine. We're used to it. Just let me know if you ever somehow get enough Runes to summon a demon."

>>143484
"How do we get mana and runes?"

"By converting items. You take an item and you can turn it into either Gold, Mana, or Runes. For example if you got an Iron Sword you could make it into 1 mana, 10 gold, or a Sword Rune. That's just a hypothetical but, you know, that's the basics. I can use Runes to summon demons or objects for the place, Librarian can use Mana to give you spells or craft magical objects, and gold... Well, it can be used to buy things. But, you just converted what I think is the only thing of value in this entire dungeon."
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>>143516
It's time to explore the basement!
We might encounter a neckbeard, so take the entire staff with you.
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>>143516
Just wait 100 years. Looking at what that bastard did to us, why help him out? or
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>>143516
whats the throne worth?
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>>143516
We have the chair that the Demon King was sitting on, we can at least convert that to a rune can we? Like make a chair mimic or something.
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>>143516
We need something to attract people. What's down there is something we need to know. Otherwise we just have a slime to work with.

Unless we get something useful with 1 mana.
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>>143516
And how do we get items?
Just wait for adventurers to come and then kill them for their stuff?
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>>143516
Start breaking down the ostentatious shit for gold and mana.

Get the slime to start dividing and convert them to runes.
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>>143516
analyze basement monster, advertise as "toughest badass demon around that rewards hella xp" no matter what it is to lure heroes, gank them when they walk in the front door.
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>>143535
yes, become a slime rancher
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>>143535
yes, would a divided slime give a fraction of mana or is the minimum 1? if the latter exploit that shit
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>>143537
That might work. Send out rumors of a giant monster with crazy xp, monsterous power, and is set to be released on the world.
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>>143516
Well, you will need food and possibly medication to combat the effects of demon realm. Start managing this bitch.
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"Do we just... Kill adventurers for their stuff, then?"

"Well, that requires them to come here but yes, that's how we do it. Don't worry about them actually dying, though. They'll just respawn back in their homeland."

>>143527
>>143531
>>143532
"Can we convert the throne and all that ostentatious stuff in the throne room?"

"Well... Yes, we could. I... Never thought the King of Demons could go for it but... Yeah."

>>143568
... Yeah. I will need at least that much. So, for now, I'll run this place.

"Alright, here are your Orders!"

>The two stand at attention.

"Librarian, I want you to take notes of what everything is worth in that dungeon room! Organize them by value and what they give the most of!"

"O-okay!" She says as she runs off.

"Demonologist! I want you to make an ad saying we have the toughest monster ever! Post it everywhere!"

"On it." The demonologist says.

>>143535
>Mary goes up to the slime.

"They grow by eating more, I think... Can you divide?"

>The slime does just that. She takes the half, one without an orb, and converts it into a Rune. It becomes a Water Rune. The other half slowly begins to regrow. When it's back to it's full size she has it divide again and converts it. It makes another Water Rune.

Well... Looks like we found a bit of a loophole.

1/2
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>>143516
i just had a thought....
can we just...
leave?
and like, be a demon king somewhere else?
at the very least, walk outside to find adventurers, bring them back to the dungeon, perhaps ambush them?
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>>143533
Don't worry about it so much, most rez services have this kind of looting covered.
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>>143576
=================

"Librarian... Do you see this?"

"Y-yes..."

"Do you know what this means..?"

"Uhm... We're doing well?"

"It means actual food. No more slime slushies... This is more than we've had in months..."
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>>143576
kill self revive home. surely he doesnt have the power to affect our saves, no one is that powerful
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>>143584
It's time to start hiring, we need to EXPAND the dungeon. More minions for our ARMY! Hire a builder so we can add on more rooms! A kitchen and a chef so we can be fed!
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>>143584
spells available now? also add flashy lights leading to basement aka certain hero doom
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>>143584
No, not yet, we need to stabilize our income first.
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>>143584
see about getting the slime to make a a new slime with a core. for double production speed.
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>>143590
Some rocks are that powerful, don't fool yourself.
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>>143616
good idea, maximize effort into this and shortly resources will be beyond plentiful. off to a pretty good start.
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>>143631
Wonder aloud what could be done with 500 water runes?
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>>143641
forgot about rune properties, was just thinking of them as general runes lol
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>>143641
Our own water based dungeon.
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>>143651
oh shit this though
water levels are notoriously difficult, meaning it would attract the more hardened heroes, meaning better loot. and the less hardened heroes that try their luck will surely fail, ensuring whatever they might have to be ours. i vote water level.
But we need to figure out what the basement dweller is, perhaps we could incorporate it into this?
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>>143584
Can't we check what that "thing" is?
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>>143641
Soooo many water level puzzles, but they don't all activate on the way in, they activate when you try and leave!

also maybe high pressure water jet traps, drowning chambers, electrical energy via water wheels, rearranging the dungeon via water work powered mechanisms, steam mechs if we can get some fire runes.
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>>143665
Maybe with some sort of souped up water demon shield thing in the way sure.
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>>143669
All I did was remind these people that slime make water runes. They did the rest on there own.
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>>143584
Mary, if you're tired, tell us. We will wait for you to sleep.
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>>143584
well if we're going for a water dungeon (which would be sick) we need to spend some gold on some workers to build another floor, expand the basement or whatever, but before anything i really think we should figure out more about this monster. what if we find out its like a fucking bunny or something, and we already have the ads posted, and the heroes come and like, slay us?
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>>143669
as an addendum... steam... could we make the entire dungeon a massive bath house? Hot spring/ bath episodes in rpg's are fairly common and they tend to be mid game, late game or dlc and thus would attract adventurers with good loot plus if we actually ran it as a bath house in addition to being a dungeon we'd have stable income depending on where exactly this dungeon is located
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>>143710
Ha. That'd be neat. The front and primary rooms are a bathhouse, and if any ballsy adventurers want to try their luck, a dungeon in the back. Would be the perfect setup, allowing them to rest up and recuperate before going in for it.
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>>143710
>>143721
i love it
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>>143721
Only to be massively butthurt 2 steps in, brilliant!
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>>143590
That only works for those with a Hero License. I do not have that. I have to pay a lot for insurance just because of the increased likelihood of me being killed on the job.

"No... First we need to get stuff for the dungeon. Proper stuff. Like a kitchen. And people to cook the food we'll be getting."

"Right..." The demonologist wipes the drool off of her face. "Well, I suppose I should explain that a bit. Here's a list of what we can get."

===Basic Units===
Builder: Can build rooms. G-500
Cook: Cooks food. Boosts morale for other units. G-200 (Kitchen Required)
Dungeoneer: Builds traps and manages the Army. G-300 (Barracks required)

===Advance Units===
(None unlocked)

===Basic Rooms===
Kitchen: G-200
Barracks: G200
Empty Room: G50
Treasure Room: G100

===Advance Rooms===
Mini-Boss Room: G100
Final Boss Room: G1000
False Final Boss Room: G500
Trapped Room: G75

Note: Rooms are furnished with the bare minimum. They can be enhanced with runes.

===Demon Summons===
Unlocked:
Slime: 1 Rune
Big Slime: 2 Runes

===Spells===
Unlocked:
Audit: Takes 1 item from target. 20 Mana
Calculate: Tells the worth of target. 10 Mana
Multiply: Temporarily creates a copy of an object. 20 Mana
Bankrupcy: Target loses all items. 100 Mana
Summon Lawyers: Summons a lawyer to distract target. 20 Mana.

"Aaaand... That's about it." The demonologist says. "At least that's all we have right now. Also, because a majority of our runes are either Fancy or Water we can add those to anything we create."

"Interesting..."

>>143616
"Any new slimes we summon... Will they have cores?"

"Of course."

>>143665
>>143706
"... I really want to check on that thing in the dungeon."

"Are you sure? It is quite dangerous."
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>>143710
This so much...! But we should learn what that thing is before making too many plans; it could play against us or even make for some other choices.
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>>143734
get one of those double mirror tube thing periscopes. so you can look at it while being around the corner.

start a slime-splosion. ask about any other uses for runes.
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>>143734
IT'S TIME
CHECK OUT THE THING IN THE BASEMENT
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>>143734
Summon a army of slimes using the slime ruin loophole and send them into the basement to clear it out.
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>>143734
well obviously a builder for starters. is there a way to investigate the monster without getting near it? does the demonologist actually just know nothing about it?
>>143671
is a water shield possible and how likely is it to acutally protect from this beast?
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>>143752
we might need/benefit from what's down there.
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>>143745
agreed... im hoping it's decent midboss material... but...
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>>143734

Err. How fast does a builder build rooms? And do we require a builder to build rooms, or do we get free rooms if we get a builder? Also, wish we had a telecon to contact the fire dungeon. They could probably use some water.
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>>143745
Gonna have to second this. We hopefully don't have to get too close to it, just maybe a quick open and close the door if they won't tell/don't know themselves.
Regardless, though, I think these three are safe purchases regardless of what we do with the creature:

1: Kitchen
2: Cook
3: 1 Empty Room
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I was just thinking; what if we make the main room of the dungeon also be the final boss room? The adventurers will have to summon it trough the other rooms, and the main room would change a little every time they kill a mini boss or do something; it makes for a lot of suspense!
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>>143734
So since we've got all these water runes, what objects can the Demonologist summon with them.
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>>143734
summon Big slime as a shield in case monster is fast,enter basement and quickly use Calculate on basement demon. perhaps we could even use multiply on it, who knows it even might be capable of speech/reasoning? here's hoping i guess. all with the proper approach
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>>143765

A giant stone snake head eventually rises up from the bath pool, welcoming adventurers down. Below is the true boss of the dungeon, by which I mean the mouth closes when they read the note at the very bottom and little holes open to let water drown those fuckers to death.
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>>143734
Also, are those spells just from you being an Auditor? Those actually ain't half bad. No, you might not be a force of nature on your own yet, but with the right setup/distracting forces, you could be hell in a handbasket for a lot of adventures with your Audit, Multiply, and Bankrupcy skills. Like, I legit would not want to see someone with those skills in a dungeon crawl, were I an adventurer. God help someone like an alchemist running into you for longer than 2 seconds.
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>>143763
Well, the demonologist IS drooling...
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>>143734
go into the basement what could possibly go wrong
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>>143774
thats what im thinking, but we gotta watch our mana count, its only at like 30 something i think
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>>142906
Larro pls
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>>143779
we have a lot of fancy stuff we could convert, if we haven't already
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>>143772
This. And have some sprinting room, just you and the slime.
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>>143786

I wonder if we actually liquidated those pillars or not. They "were" the most expensive item by a wide margin in the entire dungeon.
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>>143788
we should do that after we check out the basement thing
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>>143788
i think its safe to say we did. went from 0g 1 mana to 572g and 36 mana
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>>143788
>>143797
what else even was there? i think we forgot to make a list and actually just went straight ahead to having everything liquidated.
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>>143773
It won't get popular with a death end ;w; we have to at least give then the chance to win so they keep on trying. Hope keeps thinga moving!
Also yes, the main room just HAS to have comfy hot waters, maybe they could rest between every room?
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>>143797
so we did get rid of the fancy stuff.
ok
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>>143814
Sure there can be resting spots, but you have to pay for service or bring your own stuff to heal up with! Then we make the prices for healing etc exorbitant but the traps will make them use up their own healing items quickly till their forced to either pay up or deal with going to the next room damaged.
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>>143826

I REALLY hope we didn't come all this way for a measly 550 gold worth of assets. That would be horrifyingly dumb.
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>>143814
Agreed- OH. BOSS RUSH TEST YOUR STRENGTH STYLE. That way we could really play up the business/coliseum aspect of it! Not to mention I feel like it'd be easier to save money up for. Just get a few HUGE monsters instead of a lot of small ones. Would save money on rooms, too. We could make it a choice, even! A more 'casual' run through allowing you to rest between fights, or a 'Survival Mode' challenge where you fight them all back to back to back.

And of course, we CHARGE for it.
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>>143833
To further explain, the fact that we'd still be killing adventurers means that no one will get on our case about being not evil enough, BUT the fact that we're not BLATANTLY evil would likely attract more than just super-hardy adventurers. We'd also get poor shmucks and greenhorns looking to test their might and have no idea what their getting into. Everyone's money is good here.

If someone were to actually make it through all our big baddies...well, we'll figure out some kinda reward.
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>>143833
ooh, this is good... yeah basically combine the roman baths with the coliseum!
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>>143828
Can't we just be fair about it? They will talk about our dungeon, and Id rather not have them saying we are a blatant rip off. ;w;
Enjoyment makes for the best advertising!

>>143833
YES.

YES!
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>>143833

See, the way you make a dungeon fun isn't necessarily by having challenging enemies, but by making the fights memorable and forcing people to use their heads to get around situations.

For instance, we have slimes, only slimes. How do you make a good fight out of slimes? Well, say you make a room where one slime out of many has a key. That slime then runs around, colliding with other slimes, multiplying until its impossible to find the right one. The catch? You kill a slime and the key disappears.
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>>143833
Nice. It's much better than just looting them. This keeps them coming and even if they do get away alive they still pay us, neat.
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>>143774
Oh, well... Thank you. I never really considered what kind of spells I would get with my Class... So, that's kinda nice to hear.

Thanks, voice in my head.

>>143747
We currently have 0 things.

"Before we go, quick question, so does a builder build the things in the dungeon? Do we need them to start?"

"No, but having one unlocks more advanced rooms. They're quite helpful in that regard."

>>143769
"What exactly can you make with water runes? And I guess fancy."

"Well, basically ask me what you want and I'll try and make it for you. But, with so much Water and Fancy runes... Well, let's just say if you ask me for a towel it's not gonna be terribly useful. It'll look nice, though."

>>143778
>>143749

>Mary uses up two runes to summon a Big Slime. She also summons a Nice Bat for a rune.

>She goes down the stairs and approaches the door to the basement.

"Alright... I'm gonna send the slime in. We'll stay behind...."

"My King," The Demonologist says, "Just be sure you don't kill the thing. It cost quite a bit so I would rather not see my creation go to waste."

"I won't... But why don't we just convert it back?"

"It's evolved beyond that. We tried, though."

"Right... Alright, Big Slime, you ready?"

>The big slime nods. Mary opens the door and lets her inside.

>The slime sorta glides forward, looking around curiously as it does so.

I like that one. It's cute. I'm gonna name it Curi.

>The slime burbles and glubs as it goes deeper into the room.

>Something reaches out from the darkest part of the room and wraps itself around the Slime. It is swiftly torn to shreds.

...

>Mary closes the door.

So... I say we make that the final boss.
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>>143844
free bath services, a unique armor piece (bathing suit) and the ability to fight as the arena's champion in exchange for a 50% cut of spoils from those they defeat? (not that they'd fight that often as the new final boss)
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>>143856
too dark to use calculate on it?
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>>143856
>...
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I mean I still like my bathhouse/coliseum idea and it'll probably be a great final boss but aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
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>>143856

"YOU KILLED CURI! YOU BASTARD!"
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>>143856
place trapdoor in front of throne and drop adventurers down it into the pit.
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>>143856
well then, it's in a basement already so.. we could probably arrange a trap door in the arena that opens into the basement to let the thing out for the boss fight.
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>>143856
Now this is what we'll use to wreck adventurers! Make it the final boss and we'll have the easiest time.

Can we convert the first room into a Kitchen and hire a cook? We'll get some money on the side and have a restaurant.
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Try to salvage the core!
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>>143864
nvm that would just say what its worth do DE wouldnt it? and we cant do that...
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Okay so we don't even need a builder to make rooms, kitchen and a cook sounds like the obvious first step from there.
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>>143852
Hm. That's also an interesting idea. Mental challenges along with the physical?

>>143860
Maybe, yeah.
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>>143856

Try talking to the horrifying anger monster by yelling down the stairs?
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>>143856
Um. Agreed.
Lets make the boss rush-survival room before this! And going in there will be the reward for enduring our challenges!
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>>143833
fuck yeah
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>>143879
Ok, so, we let heroes fight this thing until one of them finally slays it and then we do total renovations that don't have to work around a unit eating monster.
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>>143856
uhhh... is the core intact?

We might have a grue problem down there.
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>>143856
summon slime's core material then stick it back together.
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>>143856

I wonder if Audit would work on the whatsit in the basement? Maybe we'll get something interesting. After all, it's a strong monster that absorbed lots of shit. We might even get its core.
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>>143856
Scrape Curi's core off the wall there and dump it in one of those coreless slime. I'm sure her stronger slime nature will persevere.
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>>143872
>Now this is what we'll use to wreck adventurers!
Except it'll kill us and we can't get close enough to grab the items that the adventurers drop.
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>>143899
>Scrape Curi's core off the wall there
So you want Mary to go into the room with the team-killing monster, then?
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>>143900
We can deal with the items that whatever epic level character overlooks when the abomination dies.
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>>143899
>>143904
use magic to gather it. then put it together and drop it into a blank slime.
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>>143899
>>143897
>>143890

Okay. So, to be clear, the big beasty has consumed the slime, and probably its core. Maybe if we use Audit, we can get it back or something even better, like its weapon or its own core (if it has one).
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>>143856
Screw it, let's do this the human way.

AMASS FIREPOWER!
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>>143911
Worth a shot.
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>>143915
Doesn't that take a loose interpretation of the audit spell?
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But yeah, I'm eager now. Hopefully the word got out well enough. I want to get the ball rolling on this project.
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>>143919

Isn't that what any legal consultant SHOULD do?
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>>143923
Exactly.
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>>143911
>>143897
According to the librarian, your class is relatively unique. that means better chance of having some unknown side affect to your spells which may work on the creature, something they couldn't do to it themselves before you got there. i say return to basement and audit that sucker.
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>>143920
...I just realized she had no time to get the word out. Ah well. Patience is key, I suppose. I shouldn't be this excited, but I've noticed that fighting arenas are always big business for adventurers, and so are spas/rest areas. Combining the two...we are brilliant motherfuckers, people.
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>>143933
I have a bad feeling about this drowned in my curiosity.
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>>143938
Yeah...I dunno, I'm voting to write it off as a loss.
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>Mary looks at her feet. There's most of the core lying there, quivering slightly. She picks it up and spends a Rune to make an empty slime body to shove it in. In a moment it reforms making a full Big Slime. Well, slightly smaller than a big slime. Medium Slime.

>Curi quivers and slimes off elsewhere.

>>143864
Couldn't even see it.

>>143866
I mean we have, I think, an infinite source of water runes... So I think it's a great idea.

>>143881
They survive Boss Rush and then have to fight THAT thing.

>>143880
I'm good not talking to it anymore.

>Mary takes a deep breath and brings up the Dungeon Interface.

With this I can completely move around the rooms, add rooms, everything.

Alright, let's see...

>Funds are limited, but she has enough money to do a few basic things. First, she buys a few empty rooms and puts a Slime in one of them. The other simply has a staircase leading down to It. A lock is purchased to prevent heroes from going to the back to where the new Kitchen is. She hires a Cook to staff it.

Hmm... If I'm willing to spend Runes I can make each of the new rooms take on a water sorta look. Blue shades, marble, all that.
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>>143944
Yes, we'll go for an aqua theme! Decorations will surely make the adventurers feel more immersed.
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>>143944
King of the water demons. How many runes to make the slimes permanently appear and spawn as blue slimes?
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>>143944
Redecorating this way, but don't waste resources on stuff no one will see.
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>>143944
Why don't we go about designing the challenges? It's a boss rush sure, but that doesn't mean it has to be a single big boss every time; we could use the slime-key idea some anonhorn had before. I for one Im thinking some up; they have to be fun!

Also why would we audit this "thing"? We already have our mega final boss, let's use it!
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>>143944

Create a lavish front entrance with marble statues pouring water down into basins. The entry room will contain a giant bath with marble floors.
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>>143955
Audit answers the question of getting items from the thing.assuming we can keep it from murdering us.
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>>143944
Okay, so the main 'spa' room, I'm envisioning something semi basic for now, just a nice bathhouse look, something that people won't feel icky getting into. I like the shades of blue coloration idea, makes it seem soothing. This is gonna be the room that most adventurers see most often, so it needs to look welcoming.

Good call on the lock.

Also, if we're going to be doing the 'select your challenge type' thing, then we'll need a setup that allows them to both continue from room to room in sequence, and let them walk in and out at will. Simple enough, really. I'm seeing a circular setup.
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>>143955
yeah, don't audit, use the slime key idea and all that
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>>143955

My curiosity really wants to audit this thing, bankrupting it if we possibly can.

As for challenges:
> A room with a deep pool and a chain at the bottom of a whirlpool. When you pull the chain, which requires swimming and balancing against the current, another key is released into a bowl.
My thought here is we need a certain number of keys to open the basement. Then they earn the honor of fighting the boss. Also, keep in mind, adventurers who lose aren't necessarily gone for good. They may come back determined to beat the place.
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>>143965

> Slime girl charades: The adventurers must patiently wait out a game of charades with a slime girl, interpreting her motions and getting them right in order to progress. When they get enough right, she gives them a code for the padlock (another "key" for the door).
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>>143965

>Also, keep in mind, adventurers who lose aren't necessarily gone for good. They may come back determined to beat the place.

And that is how we got rich. As for the challenge, wouldn't it favor strong physical types over magic or dextrity users?

And... you know, let's audit it. Not because it's reasonable; maybe it is. Im just too dead curious now.
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Alright guys, it's getting fairly late for me. Gonna sleep now and try and continue this tomorrow!

>>143966
God that's adorable.

Anyway, goodnight everyone! We shall continue work on the Water Coliseum later.
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>>143968

Well, the brutish types will go right for the chain and pull on it with all their strength. Keep in mind, those individuals will generally be wearing armor (which we could steal if we are feeling devious). The dexterous/intelligent types might do something else, like attaching a rope or summoning a creature to help them. If they don't have those, then they are being challenged.
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>>143971
Thanks for running!! =w=
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>>143974
We should get a grasp of what they can and can't do so the challenges don't get too easy or they cheat. =x
In the meantime we could just throw in some big monster for them to struggle with.

And this: >>143966
This is good. Yes.
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OKAY SO I MADE A LAYOUT.

This is kinda how I imagine the second floor to be- a semicircle area that is accessed by a pair of stairs on either the left or the right of the main 'spa' room. These doors lead to a circular walkway that oversees the spa area, with doors that lead to the challenge arenas.There's TWO exits per area- one for those trying to do it all in one go, and one for those wanting to take a breather between rooms. I think this is a pretty ergonomic and efficient way of getting things made.

I am not an architect, sorry.
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>>143981
FLAWLESS
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>>143981
A perfect 5/7
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>>143981
Restaraunt for the break takings of weary adventurers with cash to spend?
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>>143988
since the kitchen is locked and all, i figured it was just for staff or whatever
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>>143988
I feel like that would be an expansion for later once we've made a name for ourselves and something we'd want to hire other people for to handle entirely.

Running a restaurant is hard as FUCK, mang.
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>>143992
fair enough. i've been getting ahead of myself this whole time, but this quest is really awesome. im very invested in this now.
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>>143999
I know, this is the first time I've been invested enough to try and help via drawing stuff.
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>>143966

> Slime Time Boogie/So You Think You Can Slime: Follow the slime girl and the rhythm as she dances you through an ever more dizzying array of dance steps. Bonus points if there is a clone slime audience cheering or booing appropriately from the peanut gallery.
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>>143955
Here's a classic challenge: The one-on-one lawyer debate. The premise is simple: Mary and an adventurer sit down on chairs. A table is between them. Mary will use the full power of bureaucracy to convince the adventurer that he cannot pass unless he can find a loophole/counterargument.

Designed for diplomatic and intelligent adventurers.
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I feel I should mention that I am hoping that not ALL the challenges are non-combat besides the boss. They have to show some kinda martial prowess, right? I'd say that depending on the number of challenge rooms, we have a minority with those more eclectic challenges. (so in my example, which has 8 rooms, say, 2 would be the fun challenges like the slime dance-off or charades.)
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>>144001

> Slippery slopes: Think ninja warrior where occasionally slime girls popout to slick your path or try to throw you off. Want extra danger? You fall and you fall into the boss pit.
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>>143971
Librarian a best.
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>>144011
>>144002
>>144001
>>143966
>>143965

Hmm, we have a bit to choose from. I say we should take three.

Also we could have a scoreboard for the survival.
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>>144022
My two choices are the Whirlpool Challenge- with the caveat of being distracting monsters to prevent the stronger folk just ignoring the whirlpool,

and So You Think You Can Slime? because I'm an absolute sucker for dance challenges in my games.
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>>144022
Charades and debate.
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>>144016
I'll have to rent those. When's the return date?
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>>144022

I think if I could only pick two, I would want Slippery Slopes and So You Think You Can Slime?

Adventurers are typically athletic, and by including a wide range of obstacles, such as ledge grabs, climbing walls, and objects they have to swing off of, you can kind of run them through their paces and burn some of their stamina off.

Stronger competitors will have more raw muscle power, which will help them in certain ways. However, it also makes them heavier, allowing dexterous individuals to catch up somewhat.

Add a time limit for extra difficulty. Make the goo girls either supportive, seductive, or belligerent in the pits at the bottom, then structure the whole thing so it looks like a natural part of a dungeon environment, and you'll have happy adventurers.

Mages might geek the challenge, and some people might cheat. In those cases, just force them to go through another challenge before proceeding.

So You Think You Can Slime is just really amusing in my mind. I love the idea of adventurers trying to dance along to an enthusiastic goo girl just tearing up the dance floor. However, if you want to be fair to intelligent individuals, Slime Girl Charades would be preferable.
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Once we develop our baseline dungeon layout, we'll need to think about creating the franchise. The fastest (and most unethical; therefore most evil) way out of 100M in debt would be to turn into the Yum! of dungeoneering.
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>>144110
Aw, what's the hurry? =w=

Well, So You Think You Can Slime is already a favorite! We need one, or maybe two more, and Im voting for Charades.

This quest is awesome.
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>>144115

This is a business, Mr. Man! We may have woken up this morning a mere Auditor, but we're going to sleep a Queen of Demons. This is a golden (if involuntary) opportunity for us! Also, we don't want to be here for a hundred years! We've got things to do!
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>>144110

My thought is this. Plenty of dungeons seek to break your spirit and murder you. Why not create a dungeon that for the most part is a place of relaxation? Warm beds, warm baths, supportive if eccentric goo girls inviting you to challenge yourself and your friends in interesting ways.

Obviously right now we can't really afford the luxury to draw crowds on just that. We need the boss to kill people to really make gold, something we could theoretically upsell as "whoever defeats the boss gets everything [including our horrific debt]", but after that, separating the franchise out into basically two dungeons, one franchised and one representing the extreme, would be best.
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>>144120

That's the brilliance of incorporating a multitude of franchises under a single brand: You can leverage the income from one franchise to build others! As an example, Yum! currently operates Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut.
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Maybe later down the line we can make it a multiple-route dungeon to bring in more "customers".
Their can be a boss rush route ending in the basement, a classic route, a murderhobo route that's mostly rooms of enemies, and a puzzle route that has no enemies and is mostly traps, illusions, trick mazes, and such to try to outsmart the adventurer.
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What we've learned is, monsters can evolve.

Let's make a room with large, fancy slimes and make them fight to the death till they have enough XP to evolve. Then, when we can't just flip them, lead them below and have the boss kill them, then flip their core for advanced (supposedly) runes.
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Gentlemen, this is the future. A MARY'S ON EVERY CORNER.
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...Just thought of something- if someone gets lucky and kills the monster quickly before we can get a lot of gold, how are we going to get the money to set the dungeon up?
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>>144407

Keep a Slime in reserve, teach it how to tentacle monster, then rent it out? Things could get awful touch and go, I'm not gonna lie.
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This is a fun quest idea
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>>144414
Do we have some of those succubus demons the previous guy summoned?
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>>144441

They've probably all gone home. At any rate, becoming a monster pimp has externalities involved for Mary that would be not good. Not the least of which being "monster breaking free from control mid-coitus"
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>>144407
We train the slimes as builders and have them make the boss room a challe ge room to boot.
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>>144450
Woah Woah woah, I didn't mean making them prostitutes. I was talking about making them into an idol group.
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>>144728
Guh, that sounds more complex than just hiring a builder
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>>144728
I don't think slimes are actually intelligent enough to do something like building. Plus we're already kinda cheating with them thanks to the rune loophole.
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>>144964
Yeah, I'd just hire a builder for all that hassle.
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>>144964
>>144971
We train them to build so that as the monster is fucking their whole world up, we don't mind losing them.
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>>145117
We do construction magically from a pedistal. There is no need to send workers into that room to build a thing.
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>>145148
Ah. Well, nevermind then.

Still think we should forcibly evolve slimes in an effort to farm runes.

...can we sell runes?
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>>144971
...speaking of the rune loophole.

Can runes be converted into anything other than demons, or are we just stuck with umpteen runes and nothing else? Basically, can we trade runes for money or mana?

Can we use a fancy rune and a water rune to make a fancy slime for fancy rune production?
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>>143971
Is there an advanced class besides the base Auditor class?
What's the schedule for today? Next update when?
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>>145208
What COULD be a upgrade to the Auditor class? What's a step up from that?
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>>145233
Actuary.
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Alright, so here's the deal...

Right now we have just a basic dungeon set up. With what resources are available I've been able to craft a water themed dungeon that has a slime as an enemy and a final boss. Sadly, this is all I can do with my available resources. Perhaps after a hero or two comes down here and we take their stuff.

Look at me, getting into this.

>>143981
saved for later planning

I like this, it seems like a very efficient way of doing it. Right now all the rooms I can make are square. I think a builder will be needed. Let's see... 9 empty rooms at base would be 450 gold... Now, assuming that they're specialized rooms they may cost a bit more. Let's say it would be 600-800 for the lot... Then there's rune costs for all the monsters that we'll put in it...

We need to decide on what kind of monsters. We can get plenty of runes so will they all be aquatic?

We could go for the challenge idea and make it so that each room has it's own unique thing. They have to face either each room on it's own or the gauntlet for a chance at real loot.

Ah, loot probably costs money too... So, in the end we have to make it challenging enough that we can make money off of the Heroes dying but not so difficult that they don't come. Also, have to make it not too easy so we don't lose out on loot.

I really do like the idea of a special swimsuit item being included as a potential prize. Potential being the keyword. We can make money on those gambling type Heroes.

Perhaps we could even make it so that there are different floors... Floors for those who want a physical challenge and floors for those who want a mental one.

For now let's finalize this particular design. We'll work on the dungeon more as we get better assets.

>>145208
Ah, well I recently upgraded from the Broker class to my current position. I was hoping to move into the Quantitative Analyst Class before I hit Level 35, but we'll see.

>>145177
From what I can see runes can only be used to make things. But, you can use runes to make something and then turn that thing into something else. Like use runes to make a sword then convert the sword into gold. But the forms aren't exactly equal so if you're converting things it's best just to know what you want beforehand.

Now... Let's see what happens when we use a Fancy and Water rune to create a slime...

>By combining the runes a new type of slime is created! A Royal Jelly (small)!
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>>145250
Looking at what an actuary is (hadn't heard of it before you said), that'd be pretty baller, I think. Luck and personality manipulation, maybe?
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>>145267
Keep making more Royal Jellies until we can get a large one!
I guess we all have to do is wait for adventurers now!
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>>145267

Right, good points. Okay, so yeah, I don't think it'd be good to have EVERYTHING aquatic, monsters and all, but I could see it being a recurring 'general' theme. Aside from that, yeah, let's lock down what we have for now, and start with the base promotional stuff. Let's see how many folks die to Sir-Kill-A-Lot down there. Nothing else urgent pops out at me at the moment. Depending on how much gold we get per adventurer, we can adjust plans.

Aha, Royal Jelly looks cute. I kinda want it to just be the one.
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>>145267
>A Royal Jelly (small)!
...you absolute madman, you actually did it. I was only asking if it was possible!
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>>145267
So, uh, can we use the slime loophole with fancy runes, now?

Also, totally got to go into business as an advisor to prospective dungeon-crafters after we get out of this mess.
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>>145267

As I kind of expected, we have one slime who can't really into combat and one room not filled with a universe eating monstrosity. We must remember that one room can hold many challenges, but first, we must ask ourselves whether or not we want to bother with the sort of challenge we can set up for the sort of crowd who are going to want to fight this horrifying thing.

If you come expecting hardcore challenges and get a cutesy slime trying to get you dancing, you might not be happy.You expect something difficult and abrasive.

We could always make the advertising false to lure adventurers into a false sense of security before fighting, but that seems to diminish our one shining asset, an unbeatable combat monster.

If at first we want that as our selling point, I recommend this, create a room with various obstacles (platforms, ledges, and climbing walls). In order to open the room with the boss, the adventurers must pull three levers to open the door.

-cont
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>>145421

> Lever one is at the very top of the room, which would preferably be tall. To get there, they must climb the slippery walls and then swing across a series of chandeliers to pull a chain lever down.
> Lever two is directly below and in the center of the room, in a whirlpool swirling in a moat between a series of platforms. For added hilarity, the "water" in the mote is just slime girl clones, who are ready to bash anyone who comes down there with bats we place for their use. Remember, basic weapons in large quantities can really add up.

> Lever three... I don't really know. If anyone has thoughts, that'd be great.
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>>145421
We could claim that all the rooms leading up to it are a complimentary tour and safety measure for the dungeon master. I don't know, as long as they don't assume the slime is the unbeatable monster we advertised I don't really see an issue.
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>>145439

To further flesh out the idea of two, the whirlpool and moat look just like regular water. However, the whirlpool could just be slime girls running around in circles really-really fast, or one big slime. The other slimes give the appearance of water to break a person's fall when they're climbing up the wall and stumble. However, they can just pull themselves out of the way instead, letting the person hit the hard marble floor before coming out with bats and finishing the job on their stunned opponent.

> Lever 3 we might not even need, but if we do, then we could set it up where the boss door opens bit by bit with suitably ominous rumbles and groans if the adventurers dance along to the slime girls movements in a "ritual ceremony"

For the entry hall, I say set Queeny up with as a luxury service. She clearly is the fanciest, so she must know of the finer things like massages and spa treatment. If the adventurers play along with her games, which could include plenty of fun slime games she'll treat them to a round of pampering before the challenges. For added adorable-ness add a offering slot with something adorable like "Thank you for your service, and if you enjoyed yourself, please help this monster grow." So good-hearted adventurers might be willing to give a few extra coins, which can really add up to help us deck out the front halls.
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>>145465
I say just let them be there. It provides immediate incentive to NOT fall.
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>>145518

However, remember, slimes don't normally hold any chance of winning a fight, even in large numbers. If we can give them the element of surprise while doing something devious though, like Tucker's Kobolds, it'll generate chatter in the community. All we need is one person talking about how they got their ass handed to them by slimes to get some heavy foot traffic.
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>>145267
I want to use Fancy and Water to make a slime that cleans stuff when it hit it.
Then give it our Audit spell.
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>>145465
Also, for the Queen's challenges...You ever played Mother 3? I'm thinking something like Porky's Games. Do well, but not perfect. Just to trip people up and give them just the right amount of righteous indignation.

For those who don't know/haven't played, basically there's three minigames near the end of the game that you have to just barely lose in order to move on because the main villain is just that much of an egotistical dick.
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>>145267
can the thing in the basement breathe underwater?
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>>145421
>>145439
I'm all in favor of using things we already have in stock. Saves the effort from having to grab new things. Fancy rooms, I think, probably have to be saved for when we have a builder. So far everything I've been able to make is just... Well, a cube.

>>145465
Genius.

>>145371
It... It seemed like a good idea...

>>145386
Ah, see. Here is the problem. It cost me two runes to make that slime but if I break it down it only gives me a single water rune. I guess you only get one rune per object and it's based on what the object is considered to be primarily of.

>>145300
>>145281
Alright, everything's bought. Our funds are rather low but we've effectively doubled the size of the dungeon now.

>>145560
Further testing is required.

>The dungeon is locked and set.

>Mary is about to go and meet the cook when an alarm goes off.

What the...?

>The Librarian runs up to Mary.

"M-m-my King! A Hero! In the dungeon!"

>Mary pulls up the screen. From there she has finer control over the dungeon and can see what the Hero is doing.

>"ALRIGHT VILE KING OF DEMONS! I heard tell that you have a new dungeon! Well I, Knight Chevalier, will d- Wow this place looks really pretty."

>He starts walking up to the next room.
>A single slime is there.

Hmm... Alright, according to the dungeon thing I can leave the room as is or tinker with it before the Hero goes in. Give the slime orders, put more slimes, stuff like that. If I want to add anything to the room before he goes in it'll cost some resources. Though, again, I could leave it alone.
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>145574
ATTACK CURI!
YOU CAN DO IT!
OUR LITTLE SLIME CAN WRECK THE SHIT OUT OF THAT CHEAVLIER
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>>145574
Put a series of levers in front of an open gate, the presence of a puzzle that appears solved will confuse the knight for a period of time.
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>>145578
I'm going to assume random dice rolls aren't going to do much?natty 20 crit from curi would be p cool tho
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>>145585
Nat 20 from a swarm of slimes would be even better.
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>>145574

So, what exactly is even in that room right now? Is it just a slime in an empty room?
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>>145578

Holy shit! Curi must be infected by the mysterious basement monster...
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>>145580
I kinda like that, actually.

>>145578
I want this but I don't because I kinda consider Curi our precious lil thing. I'm already too attached. Oh, right, does said slime or slimes have the (ONE TIME USE ONLY) key to the basement?
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This quest is simply far too silly. I love it.

>>145574
Couldn't we just... you know, let the hero go face mister darkness in the basement? Or would it render his stuff useless/unreacheable?

And could we convert his stuff while they are on his body?
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>>145574
We could put a trap door in right in front of the slime, but if we let people get wrecked by the final boss then that means somebody else would have to go in there and pick up their shit. Have the slime distract him and then pin him down and smash him over the head with your bat.
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>>145267
We should name this Royal Jelly: Lily. Because it's adorable, and has drill hair, and is a queen and is probably super tsundere.
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>>145574
If we cast Bankrupt can we turn his stuff into mana? Not saying we should right now but I want to know for when the time comes.
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Pause til I return from work. Updates will resume after!
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>>145574
Use Audit on his sword
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>>145664
>>145574

Second auditing his sword if we can target. It'll make him more receptive to the slime dance off
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>>145663
You got a time frame for that?
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>>145574
Audit his sword!
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>>145708
...if we audit the sword and break it down, can we make sword slimes?
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>>145819
That sounds pretty EMIYA.
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Wait can a copy of something that has been multiplied be converted to mana?
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>>145824
I'm more of the opinion that it sounds pretty Dragon Quest.
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>>145819
I'm with >>145998.

Mrtal Slimes.
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>>146104
We should make Loli Slimes.
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>>146111
No, Make milfslimes, they can be mothers for all the other slimes.
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>>146111
You want a slime maid café while we're at it?
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>>146111
>>146143

I want lewdquesters to go.
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>>146146
Yes, actually. We can make that one of the side rooms, sell coffee and food and have little toy dispensers at the exit door that sell small buffs or prizes.
Make it so there are common and rare stuff, and the rare stuff is pretty good, but super hard to get and the machines are overpriced.
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>>146111

Please no. Children are not for lewds.
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>>146153
>>146164
You guys are the ones making it lewd, I just want Loli Slimes and a Maid Cafe.

Imagine an adorable little slime coming up to you and going "Welcome, Onii-Chan!" and giving her best smile.
People are more willing to spend money if the Maid is cute!
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>>146111
I feel slimy reading this, but I feel retarded reading this.
>>146161
and both reading this
>>146180

Is there something seriously wrong with this guy or is he just a good troll?
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>>146185
>Is there something seriously wrong with this guy or is he just a good troll?
Some people have fetishes they want included in the quests they play, so it has an equal chance of being any one of them.
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Bit to early for a cafe of any sort I'd say, plus supply of what are probably rare trade goods (coffee, good tea etc) would be a major issue. Maybe an expansion we could do later or a separate venture after we have enough capital, also if you're gonna do a monstergirl maid cafe you need a variety of species for maximum range of appeal, some people don't like slimes and would prefer say an arachne or harpy or something.
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>>146188
I don't feel the need to bring my fetish into any quests and even if I did I wouldn't be a creep about it and even if I was, well my stuff is not socially detrimental anyway so I wouldn't have to worry about anyone complaining about it.

Plus the odd of this particular "fetish" (also known as a mental disorder in this case) is low. So what is your point anyway?
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>>146197
Probably. Maybe we can find a way to get ahold of some Coffee Elementals or something to make constant flowing Coffee.
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>>146216
>So what is your point anyway?
Stop being a faggot and enjoy the ride.
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>>146219
I would suggest dryads, what with coffee being a plant product and all, maybe we could grow some special strains of beans... damn, now i'm imagining a hipster dryad... but we gotta get the coliseum/baths off the ground first,one thing at a time...
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Second on loli maid cafe. It will draw in rich jRPG heros like nothing else.
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>>146233
It's an idea for the back burner anyways. People have pointed out we gotta get current stuff done, and I see where they're coming from.
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>>146229
Directly ripping off an idea from Dungeon Meshi, what about Earth Golems with a garden on their back?
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>>146233
Aww, but they're insufferable. Brooding pretty boys with dumb backstories and oversized weapons.
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>>146287
They do have alot of money though. Also, to be fair you get that in normal adventurers too alot.
We should make a tavern and hold an Orphans Night.
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>>145574
We need to put up more of an initial fight than a single slime. Toss a couple Big Slimes in there. We can make as many water runes as we want so it's fine if we spend them.
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Alright, just caught up on that quest and it's fucking rad.
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>>146287
Oversized weapon rune means EARTHSHATTERERS!
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>>146317
I miss OWQ. But it ended nicely.
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>>146287
Oversized weapons sell for more. Although finding a buyer is a pain. That shouldn't be a problem sense we're converting 100 pounds of steel into gold directly.
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........

ANYWAY

1/2
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>>146345
This, of all things, made me laugh.
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>>146345
Make drowning rooms.

Worst case scenario, you attract heroes with Rings if Water Breathing.
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>>146263
Might work, though who tends the golems or are they self tending?
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>>146350
We could also put a message indicating that a ring of water breathing is hidden in one of the underwater room on an hint stone near the entrance.

It would be a lie.
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>>145708
>>145819
>>145693
>>145664
Bleh... I can't audit anything until he meets me. My spells are great but they only work if I'm near the target for the most part.

>>145641
Done.

>>145637
>>145636
I'm pretty sure if he's defeated at any point in the dungeon we'll get his stuff.

It's just right now we have to have a balancing act between how enjoyable our dungeon is to Heroes and how difficult it is. If it's too easy we will lose money.

Too hard and they might not return.

>>145608
Just a slime in an empty room.

>>145578
Alright...

>Mary orders Curi to attack!

>When the hero enters the next room Curi lunges at them..!

>And hugs them.
>She is not good at fighting.

>Another intrepid slime, however, has picked up a bat.
>She bashes the hero over the head with it. Clearly this slime is going places.

>Or would have been, if she had not just been cut in half by the hero.

"Slimes?! A group of slimes! A slither of slimes!"

Technically term is goop but...

"You won't distract me with mere slimes, King of Demons!"

>Curi is still keeping the hero down.

Hmm... I could have her retreat. Next room will have the entrance to the final boss. I have a few resources on hand. Anything I should do for the next room or should I let him go?
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>>146365
Have Curi KISS the knight.
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>>146365
Put a small sign telling the hero to not head in the basement.
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>>146365
Have Curi retreat, she's too cute to lose.
Do we have any water traps or anything?
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>>146372
>>146374
These. Then>>146375
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>>146365
Have Curi use "Engulf!"
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>>146365

> Order Curi to retreat, picking up the bat if she can
> Have Lily multiply then grease the floor with her jelly before the Knight can come in
> Curi won't slip on slime because goo
> If the knight vaults over the goo puddle still chasing her, hit with bat.
> If the knight slips in the puddle, hit with bat
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>>146384
Kiss and run is a go!
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>>146375
Wait, kiss is an acronym for Killing via Ingestion of Slime Slobber, right?
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>>146388
This is a good plan. Do operation Best Lily.
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>>146389
This
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>>146388
> The hero must in a slippery room against an enemy immune to slipping.
This is some Dark Souls shit right here. Just needs some bottomless pits and we're set.
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>>146389 this then>>146388
The more plans you have the better. So long as it's not just one complex plan.
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>>146420
Or we could put in a mimic room. As in, the whole room is a mimic.
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>>146432
>As in, the whole room is a mimic.
You're thinking too small. Gotta do it 2e Style.
The floor is a mimic, the ceiling is a mimic, the walls are a mimic, the dresser is a mimic, the clothes in the dresser are Raggamoffyns, a Bed (Which isn't a mimic.), but the sheets on the bed are totally a Dark Mantle.
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>>146420
bottomless pits that lead to the basement monster!
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>>146450
Also, all the treasure in the room is Coin Scarabs.
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>>146450
There could also be a chest in the room, that wouldn't be a mimic. The key to the chest however is a augmented mimic king.
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>>146375
>Mary asks the Demonologist if they have any traps. The Demonologist kindly informs her that no. They do not. She has to buy a Builder first.

>>146372
"Curi! Kiss the knight!" Mary orders.

>Curi does so before scampering off, sliding under the lock to retreat.
>The Knight is highly confused.

... Why did I order that.

>>146388
>Mary orders the Lily Slime to go and make the floor to the next room slippery. The Lily Slime is reading a book.
>She ignores the order.

>>146374
Alright, Plan B.

>The 'trap' is set.

>The hero approaches the stairs leading down and sees the sign.

"Don't... Enter... The... Basement..? But... It's the only room left. I have to enter it. Unless... Unless there's something I missed in the previous room. Some kind of clue or a key... But if I go back there could be more of those foul slime monsters... But what if this sign is merely here to trick me into not going into a perfectly safe basement..!? I... The trickery... The mind games! It's too much!"

>The Hero is frozen.

Ah, fuck.

I think we broke him.

... Yeah, he's not moving.
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>>146453
Oh hey! If we ever want to make the basement monster an optional boss and allow some heroes to actually beat the dungeon (more heroes will show up if it's possible to survive, after all) then we can do it that way. Thrill-seeking heroes can just jump into the first pit.
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>>146453
except that wouldn't be bottomless, but hey gotta have something for the adventurers with fall resistance gear
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>>146463
Alright, just write on the floor the following:

Basement is safe.
rating: 43
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>>146463
"Darkness ahead, try torch"
*praise the sun gesture*
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>>146463
Okay now have a bunch of slimes sneak up and pummel him. Drive him into the basement!
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>>146475
A fine note.
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>>146463
Change it to "Amazing Chest Ahead. Rating: 186"
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>>146463
Mary, use your corporate powers to make him sign a waiver.
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>>146463
...if we broke him, can we strip him and dump him outside?
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>>146463

Lilly a shit. I say we send her down to meet Mr. Grue when this is through, or before...
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>>146497
No, we're not getting rid of Lily. She's the best.

We should get her a T-shirt that says "Da Best" on it.
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>>146497
Nah, that was hilarious.

>>146463
Also yeah, just apply bat to head.


I should not be having this much fun with this quest. Or should I?
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>>146500

How about "I AM BOSS"?
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>>146539
What kind of question is that?!? =w=
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>>146463
Ah right, you have to bully Lily Slimes a bit to get them to do things. Send the demonologist to get on the bullying. She summoned it, she can bully it.
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>>146575
No, don't bully the Lily Slime. We should hug her and tell her she's the best and save her from drowning.
Then she'll like us and let us poke her in the back in the bath.
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>>146575
Or you know, just show them a salt shaker.
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>>146463
Where did the Lily Slime get a book? I thought we converted everything of value into runes and stuff.
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>>146475
>Mary writes that note.

>The hero looks down.

"Basement... Is... Safe? Hmm... Well, I see no reason not to trust this note..."

>The hero enters the basement. It's dark down there, something unknowable and ancient creeps in the dark.

>The hero steps out of the doorway and into the room.

"What the-"

>They are instantly slaughtered.

>A new button appears on the Dungeon Screen. Mary taps it and loots the hero for everything they have.
>She gains a full armor set, a sword, a health potion, and 50 gold.

>The Hero's body vanishes, off to respawn in their hometown.

Huh... Not bad for a first dungeon run, I think.

"Not bad, right?" Mary asks the Demonologist.

"It's more than we've made in ages. But wait, the most important part is about to happen."

1/2
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>>146590
It was a girl all along! We were deceived!
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>>146590
>It was a girl.
We need to make a note of that and hire her if she shows up again.
She has a facial scar and chest bindings!
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>>146602
Truly the best traits for a comanion.
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>>146590
Set up a waiver for future adventurers.

And plan ahead in case that adventurer comes back with a formal complaint.
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>>146590
> "But wait, the most important part is about to happen."
The part where she shitposts in the forums about artificial difficulty?
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>>146590
Respawn?
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>>146590

Note to self: heroes are really fucking stupid and might actually listen to random notes on the floor. What next, we put a "illusory wall ahead" message in front of a regular wall?
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>>146617
I wonder if we can pull a Capitalism, Ho! and hire our own adventurers to loot other people's dungeons for stuff.
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>>146590
======
["Dungeon? More like 'Fungeon'! **/*****

I recently decided to give the Dungeon of Pain another try today! I was told there was a new super boss at it and that it was under new management. Well, I didn't get to meet the new Dungeon Master but they sure weren't kidding about the super boss!

That thing managed to kill me in one hit!

There were some pretty clever puzzles and traps, but nothing too difficult for me!

My only complaint is that the dungeon was really small! And there was no loot!

Would suggest they expand and add more loot!

And less slimes!

If you're looking for a short, simple, dungeon with a challenging boss at the end, this is the one for you!]
=====

"And there's our review." The Demonologist explains. "We get those each time someone important comes through the dungeon. It has a two fold purpose. Not only does it tell us where we can improve but it also helps spread the word. Two starts isn't very good but some of what's written here may help us out."
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>>146617
You MONSTER.
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>>146624
...IT STARTS. THE BEGINNING OF OUR EMPIRE.
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>>146624
What I'm hearing is less rooms and more slimes.
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>>146624
Stop noogieing Lily Slime, you meanie!
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>>146624
Slime Lilies are for noogying. Anyways best to start designing the dungeon with more puzzles and add some different bosses.
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>>146624
More Slimes? More slimes. Like hundreds of themé. And lets turn the first part into a slimy slippery labyrinth filled with tentacle slimes.
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>>146624
Lets make a room holding a bull minotaur with energy drinks as loot.
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>>146624
Why must you bully the slime?

Evil Army Aspect!: Slimes are essential as the bottom and top of every dungeon food pyramid, by cleaning up refuse as well as laying down a trail of nutrients for new life to grow upon.
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>>146646
Only if the Minotaur is Red and the Energy Drinks provide a timed fly buff.
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>>146631
BRING THE SLIMES.
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>>146624
Time to get money for a builder, I say.
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>>146643
By maze, I meant something like this.

With slimes and chests.
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>>146624

So, we have a sword, armor, a health potion and about 102 gold. We need to know what the objects are each worth in terms of scrap (runes, mana, gold). We'll go from there. If we can get a fight-y rune, I'd kind of like a knight slime.
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>>146624
So can we add rooms onto the front of the dungeon? I don't think we should try moving our super boss.
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>>146670
Get serious
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>>146670
Thats actually a reallly easy maze.
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>>146624
Less slimes? But there were only two slimes. Okay how about we just have one big slime next time.

We need income so let's sell most of that loot and get some more rooms. We also need more monster types... what about a room with water, and some dangerous fish in it? Fish should be water runes, right? Well, if not, how about water elementals? Those aren't slimes, but are made of water. Ice golems could work too.

How about we leave the health potion as loot? Everyone loves health potions. Spend two Fancy runes to make a Mimic and a real chest with like 20 gold in it.
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>>146679
That's just evil
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>>146624

Does a miniboss room come with a miniboss? Does said miniboss respawn if he is killed? Furthermore does a Dungeoneer turn rooms into trapped rooms for no cost?
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>>146686
Oh~ Dude. Turn the Sword into a Rune and combine it with the Fancy Rune. Maybe we'll get like a Royal Knight.
He can be our Miniboss.
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Alright... Let's go over what we have.
Right now we have all this, as shown in the diagram.

We also have a full set of armor and a health potion. We can convert that to gold, runes, or mana.

>>146700
Right now those do not come with a miniboss. They are simply made to contain minibosses.

And from what I understand a dungeoneer can convert rooms into trapped rooms for a small fee.

So, first let's decide what to do with what we've got. The armor will become Metal Runes of an unknown amount. The sword will become a Blade Rune. The potion has a 50/50 chance of becoming a Water or Healing Rune. The exact amount of mana gained from them is not known. We should be getting a pretty decent amount of gold for converting them, though.

>>146686
Or we could use some of it as loot.
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>>146709
Let's convert the torso and helmet of the armor into gold, while converting the leggings and gauntlets into metal runes. The Sword rune would really buff our slimes if we could give them SLICING weapons, so convert the sword too.
If it's a 50/50 chance of getting a rune we already have, we should sell it so we can invest more. Adventurers in the future will be packing potions a plenty.
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>>146709
Can we put the slime in the armor to make it the royal slime knight?
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>>146709
Potion to Mana
Armor to Runes
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>>146709
Combine the Sword Rune, Armor Rune and a Fancy Rune to try so we can hopefully get a Miniboss.
Convert the rest to Golds. See if we can get a chest or make a mimic and use some of the golds and the potion as phat lewts. Maybe put the Potion behind a secret panel or as the Miniboss Drop.
Pat Lily Slime on the head and tell her she's the best.
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>>146709
How are we supposed to set up our loot when we don't have control over the final boss? Just put it on the way and hope they're going to progress into the basement and not ditch?
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>>146707
seconded
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>>146709
Before we convert anything into runes I say we try to make different monsters out of Water runes. Like the aforementioned ice golems or water elementals. We need more monsters but heroes don't like slimes, but we also have infinite water so we should use it.
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>>146709

> Determine value of armor by piece
> Remove the most valuable piece for sale (likely the breastplate)
> Turn remaining armor into runes
> Use metal rune, sword rune, fancy rune, also a water rune, because why not, and hope for a royal guard miniboss.
> Turn health potion into mana
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>>146757
This
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>>146753
or,
>>146757 if you really really don't want to just sit on your loot. Although I think the potion should be kept as incentive loot.
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>>146733
We should also give Curi headpats for being so awesome when fighting the Adventurer
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Gotta head off for a bit! Will return with some more updates in a few hours.

Have a Lily Slime
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>>146776
Da Best!
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>>146757
Actually, I second this plan of action. Time to use that Calculate skill.
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>>146709
Make weapon and armor runes.

Combine with slimes for living armor.
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>>146757
But then we have no loot!
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>>146590
Dat Dark Souls meme

>>146709
>Metal Runes
...metal slime time?

Also, we should look at getting some cheapo rubbish and converting it into runes. Something like torches or potplants or similar. Try expanding our runic library.

Speaking of Runic Libraries, we know of a few types now:
>Water
>Blade
>Metal
>Heal

I'm going to make a few guesses as to other types:
>Fire
>Earth/Ground/Rock or similar
>Air
>Light
>Darkness
>Pierce
>Gold?
>Mana?
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>>146679
You magnificent bastard.
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>>146814
Hire alchemist.

Convert water runes to other runes.

Profit.
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Just got here, this looks like a really interesting Quest.
>>146848
>Metal slimes
I wonder if we break down food, do we get a Rune of that food? And if so, can we have flavored/edible slimes?
Cause if so, a slime girl day spa with optional dungeoneering test for the brave of heart would be a fucking awesome twist.
And you can eat your masseuse while you relax.
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>>146916
This.
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>>146916
Actually, tailoring this a bit, make a "Adventurer Rejuvenation Dungeon"
>Pay a bit of gold
>Get a day of rest and relaxation with the Snack Maidens (flavored slime girls)
>Or try your hand at the "Adventure Test" and get access free of charge, but risk losing your shit
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>>146933
This also. We are going to have so much fun.
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>>146933
>>146916

...That seems kinda creepy, no offense.
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>>146940
Eh, I'm a freak. It can't be helped.
I'm thinking like
>Pick your slime girl flavor
>She's your lunch and your masseuse
>No lewd shit, we have Slimes in the back for that
>We invest in some natural regeneration in our maidens
>Endless slime girls for all
But I do see the creepy bit of
>eating "people."
In the end, it's up to Mary to accept/decline.
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>>146945
>In the end, it's up to Mary to accept/decline.
Speaking of, we need a racist/insulting nickname for Mary.
It's tradition.
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>>142906
>always thinking their owed things
>their

gtfo
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>>146945
We saw that slimes naturally have some regeneration.
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>>146965
Gold-digger.

Think about it.
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>>146945
>eating people.
Slimes aren't people.

If they were why would we just send them off to get murdered senselessly, I doubt getting slashed to death is painless.

Besides done they already eat them. I think I heard mention of slime slushies
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>>146980
>Slimes aren't people.
Hey! Lily and Curi are honorary people. We gave them names and won't send them to horrible deaths, because names mean they're important.
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>>146980
Fair enough. That's why I put "people" in quotes. Cause some adventurers of higher societal ranks may find that disgusting and off-putting to actually EAT a monster instead of proper game.
>>146977
This or "Mary-Sue." for being so odd in a fantasy setting.
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>>146977
what even is she? can't see her ears, so elf is unlikely, just a standard human? Guess we'll stick to occupational insults till we find out.
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>>146993
Pretty sure she's confirmed to just being a standard human.
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>>146991
Voting for Mary-Sue.

Or something slime related.
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>>146991
ooh good one, should we nickname our staff too? demonologist and librarian are both kind of a mouthful.
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>>147011
Have we even gotten a good look as Demonologist?
Also, next time Mary comes back, let's ask what the staff's names are.
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>>147015
>>143454
A good forward shot. Also, it has an interesting detail there on the right.
Seems she has a spade-tip tail?
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>>147068
Spade? Or Ace as in Ace of Spades? Maybe nickname her Acey?
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>>146709
Convert the armor leggings to a metal rune then give to Lily to make a metallic royal slime + sword if anyone wants to.
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So what's stopping us from taking an army of monsters and getting revenge on our boss. (Besides money costs)

He kinda sucks.
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>>147113
Magic locks keeping you in the dungeon.
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>>146965 >>146977 >>146991 >>147008 >>147011 >>147099
Calm your tits, guys. No need to be consistent in how we insult everyone in the quest. Just do what works for you.

>>147015
Also I support this action.

>>147113 >>147117
Mary hasn't even tried to leave yet. For all we know there's literally nothing stopping her from going outside.
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>>147122

She can't. Also I don't see what's wrong with nick-naming; there is no ill intent.
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>>147131
Yeah, I'm not talking about it in general.
I mean the weird obsession with formally synchronizing names/insults between all anons.
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>>147176
I thought of it more as brain storming. But sure I can leave off on it.
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>>147176
Think of it like a pet name. Something we like calling her.
It's like calling an Elf "Knife Ears" as a nickname.
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>>147176
I kind of agree there. We'l get to bond with our QM in time if she goes on; and I hope she does. So there's no hurry. =w=
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>>147252
Larro's a veteran QM I'm sure they'll be back
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>>147194 >>147252
I got anon to actually stop doing what I don't like.
I'm not sure how to feel about this.

>>147247
Pet names are normally spontaneous choices, not involving diplomatic discussion of their merits.
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>>147281
That's very good to know! I might learn a thing or two from her, and have fun at the same time.

Also, Librarian seems fitting somehow.
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>>147283
As long as you make sense I will abide. =w=

I'm still eagerly awaiting our boss rush shenanigans; I wonder if the QM will come with a combat system of sorts?
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>>147307
they've run a few drawquests with a similar narration style to this one where we talk to/advise the MC but aren't the MC ourselves, usually there's an orb artifact involved that gives the mc our voices in their head, though not this time apparently. Lets see, most recent one before this was Magical Academy Quest with Tali as the MC, then before that was HERO quest set in something like the one punch man universe and I think more before that but i haven't read those yet
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I love demon king stories, thanks OP.
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>>146848
Wait, if theres a Gold rune, can we turn something into gold, then turn the gold into runes?
That could be broken.
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>>147357
We might be able to create golden slimes.
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>>147360
Or maybe electric stuff
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>>147363
Or golden slimes.
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>>147371
Or honey slimes
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>>147375
Or golden slimes.
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>>147378
Or diamond slimes
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>>146776
Fine, if you ain't about that Librarian life, we can at least praise the Mary.
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>>147360
Just don't make too many. Making it rain golden slimes is a solid way to make this a /d/ quest.
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>>147393

I love it and you are awesome.
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>>147393
Dang, a bra that big probably has its own CR. If nothing else, it'll give opponents penalties to grappling with it.
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>>147394
Agreed, I don't want this to enter magical realm territory.
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>>147384
Or metallic golden electric honey-flavors large royal bubble gem queen/king poisonous acidic lava liquid-nitrogen explosive flammable adhesive paralyzing extra large limited edition 2-d 4-d miniature toon dark baby old solidus zero density average-sized diamond is unbreakable prototype GOTY edition unique rare powerful slime ft. Dante from the Devil May Cry series & Knuckles
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>>147422
>ft. Dante from the Devil May Cry series & Knuckles
Lost it.

Gobs I wish I had time for this quest. I don't know what's going on, but it looks interesting as hell.
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>>147422
IM VOTING FOR THIS
IM VOTING FOR THIS
IM VOTING FOR THIS SO HARD
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>>147422
>No with a triple noscope headshot backstab finisher happy meal only available at burger king
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>>147445
Hell is down right boring in comparison.
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>>146684
It's less easy when you're in it, and being molested by slimes.
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>>147393
and to complete the triptych.
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>>147393
10/10
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>>147487
I really like how odd her face is.

>>147468
Golden slimes.
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>>147487
Needs more tits and you know it.
Everything needs more tits.
Good piece honestly.
My only real complaint is the eyes being on top of the glasses.
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>>147487

2/10
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Idea for loot: have the cook put together some simple food to serve as common enemy drops (and maybe declare the armor/sword as rare drops, if we don't use them for runes).

If you're trying to get a nice sword and it doesn't drop, what would you rather get instead: a decent ham sandwich with lettuce and tomato or something like that, or nothing?
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>Mary sorts through the items. She sets all of them save for the breastplate aside. She casts her Calculate spell on the breastplate and find that it's worth 1 Metal Rune, 5 Mana, or 60 Gold. It also has a small chance of becoming an armor rune. Mary decides to convert it into gold and turns the rest of the items into runes.

>She gains metal runes, sword runes, and even a rare armor rune.

Hmm... We didn't get much in terms of treasure but we have quite a few interesting runes now. I think we can have a bit of experimentation...

>Mary combines the Fancy, Water, Sword, and Metal runes together. The four swirly together in the demon portal and out pops...!

>Another slime.

>However, this one is actually quite powerful. Backed by four runes it has become the Royal Slime Knight! A fighter of great skill, if it's armor is broken it can still fight on in it's slime form. However, this enemy counts as a Miniboss and can no be placed in a normal room.

>She also tries fusing two water runes but this time making something that isn't a slime. An Ice Elemental appears before her.

So we have quite a bit of control over what we make. Two water runes can make a big slime but it can also make other things that do with a lot of water...

>>146848
Hmm...

>Mary grabs some other things. A book, a torch, a pillow. Literally everything that can be torn down is to be converted into runes.

>From it she gets a few interesting runes:
>Fire, Wood, Comfy, Stone.

>>146945
>>146980
I'm not sure if they feel pain. But I don't think they would taste good...
I mean, slime slushies just doesn't sound appealing. The staff sure isn't complaining about not getting to eat them.

>>147015
...

>Mary approaches the Librarian.

"My King, " The tiny demon says, "You've built up quite a bit of a Rune Library. I think we may even be able to summon boss monsters with just a few more runes. The plans for building the enemy gauntlet isn't just a pipe dream."

"Uh huh... Say, what's your name?"

"Huh? Uhm... I'm Demonologist."

"Yeah, but what's your name?"

"... That is my name." She looks at Mary like she has two heads.

"What? No, you must have an actual name."

"... My King, is this your first dungeon?"

"Well, it's my first time running one, yeah."

"You do know I'm just a construct of the dungeon, right? I'm not actual people. Like, if the dungeon goes out I just... Vanish. My name is Demonologist. That's it."
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>>147655
Would you really be so heartless to kill off Demonologist and Librarian, Mary?

YOU BETTER DO YOUR DAMNEDEST TO KEEP THIS DUNGEON SUCCESSFUL AT ALL COSTS!
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>>147655
Make the miniboss slime split and turn it to runes with the loophole thing.
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>>147655
OBJECTION!

She said they stay here so they aren't homeless, implying they are able to leave the dungeon at any time!

You're being punked!
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>>147655
well then, anyway to make them independent of the dungeon? Also can they leave the dungeon for errands or somesuch or are they bound here as much as Mary?
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>>147655
since they are both royal maybe lily will work with the knight slime. lets get a miniboss room in here. defeating the slime knight gives a minor treasure and opens the door to the basement for the mega monster. in front of the slime knight room is the normal slime room.
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>>147671
>>147655


This. We also need to create a miniboss room asap.
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>>147655
You may wish to add the runes required for this spell to your repertoire, but replace the mana source with the dungeon's mana.
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>>147655

Alright. So, it's really late, but I'll try to make my brain work here.

> Water + Fire + Comfy + Fancy might get us a water weird able to heat and fill the bath area. Ideally, we would also want healing, but that's not necessarily in the near future. Also, might spawn a boss.

> Fire + Stone would likely get us magma oozes

> Fire + Armor + Metal most likely means iron golem

> Wood + Fire might have an amplifying effect for the fire element
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>>147655
Can we get our cook to make some Lasagna? We'll need the Lasagna + Stone rune together.
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"So... You'll die?"

"Not really. Without a home we just... Go away. Someplace. It's hard to explain to someone who's not what we are. Then, if we're needed again we're summoned back. Or it might be a different part of me who's summoned back. There's a lot of me out there. Same goes for Librarian and Cook. So, if you ever get sick of us just fire us and hire us again. You might get lucky and get a different Demonologist or Librarian."

"That... Sounds like a shitty deal."

"I ain't complaining. Especially not now that we have someone competent running the dungeon. If you can do that and keep us fed I don't even care about being paid. Being in a not shitty dungeon is it's own reward."

"I'll be sure to do my best for the duration of my stay... Can you leave the dungeon?"

"Of course. I'll have to come back eventually but I can't imagine you'll send any of us on a mission that would take weeks outside to do."

"Well, alright... Listen, can we get a miniboss room going?"

"No can do, my King. We need a Builder for that and we don't have the funds."

Damn... Builders do cost a bit of money. 500 gold... Damn.

>>147679
>Mary tries putting Lily with Knight Slime.

>Lily Slime makes a complaining sound. Translated from Slimish to Common it says 'It's not like I asked you to protect me or anything, Slime Knight...'

I think they're getting along well.

Alright, anything else I need to take care of? I can tinker with the runes some more, buy a couple of empty rooms to stash some monsters, chat with my... Minions? Workforce?
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>>147704
Ask demonflat and librariantits about the aforementioned spell, I believe it ought to greatly increase adventurer retention.
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>>147704
Let's build some more rooms on the first floor so it's not as short. But other than that, who is our Chef?
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>>147704
Let's invest into some chests and some loot too, those were the main complaints we had in our review along with the dungeon being too short.
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fuck around with the runes, try adding metals and fancy to get valuables to convert into gold. that is sort of what the minions are for, taking your runes and turning them into what you want.
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>>147655
Alright start producing ice elementals to fill our rooms with real danger, and put some more smaller rooms in front of the miniboss room to fill with said elementals. Definitely put the miniboss in the miniboss room, and put a chest behind it with like 20g in it.

Might as well put a couple of Big Slimes here and there to add variety. In the room before the miniboss room, try putting down a couple of ice elementals boosted with Stone runes. Or just one if we don't have more than one Stone.

We need a better review to entice richer victims!
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>>147720
I agree, we should invest in some chests.

And once we are done with that, we can consider something to store loot.
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>>147704
Do males exist in this world?
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>>147704

So, from what I can see, slimes are useful because they multiply and grant some chance of you gaining one of the runes that makes up their form.

> Stone + Water = Mud Slime
> Theoretically should produce 50-50 chance of earth or water rune on decomposition. Could be useful

> Build two more empty rooms for the minigames we described
> They will play with slimes and they will like it

> Create an empty room
> Occupy with a Comfy + X creature
> Should produce some sort of soothing entity that is a "treasure" on its own we can recycle.

> Shell out to make the obstacle room happen
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>>147727
Oh oops we can't use the miniboss yet. So let's just put the stone-ice elementals in the big room.

Definitely make the place bigger and put *something* in that could be called loot. Even if it's just some gold.
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>>147714
>Chef
Oh right yeah let's meet the new employee!
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>>147704
what happens if someone tries to summon more then one demonologist at once? can the entire demonology gestalt mind be brought to the physical plane eventually if you keep summoning shards?
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>>147733

Recommending: Comfy + Plant/Water + Fancy to produce an aesthetically pleasant plant or water creature in a room where adventurers can feel at peace and recuperate

>>147734

I think that could cover a possible reward.
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...if we need runes to make monsters, and heroes kill the monsters... How do most dungeons make a profit? I can only see it working out if the monsters, once defeated, give a refund on the runes used to create them.

I mean, I can't imagine most heroes being equipped with enough stuff to make up for the monsters they killed, if dead monsters represent a loss.
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>>147751
>>Recommending: Comfy + Plant/Water + Fancy to produce an aesthetically pleasant plant or water creature in a room where adventurers can feel at peace and recuperate

I was actually thinking we could do something like that to bilk adventurers out of money.
We set up a rest/healing room, but the adventurers have to pay if they want to use it. if we set it up in like, the middle room, or the one before the boss room, it should be super tempting and they'll almost certainly die to the boss anyway, so we'll get their gold even if they somehow win, and we can recoup cost on whatever loot we end up dishing out.
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>>147766
Perhaps defeated monsters are simply sent back to the barracks to respawn, like heroes do?
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>>147727
>>147704

As for ice elementals, if you want a hellishly difficult room with very basic monsters, you setup a room that's shaped like a bowl, line the rim with slime girl clones. The heroes come in at the bottom, the slimegirls all spit down the slopes, then the ice elementals freeze the sides. The ice elementals can probably hold their ground for a while at the top. However, that isn't sporting. So at a certain, critical point, send them sliding down at perilous velocities to collide with the adventurers.
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>>147704
So... We're voices in Mary's head?

IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL
IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL
IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL
IT'S A SMALL, SMALL, SMALL, SMALL WORLD
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>>147772

The beauty here is that slime girls can probably spit water at the ice elementals to heal them during the fight. With the slimes at the top and out of the adventurer's reach, they'll have a hard time beating these basic monsters (which we may be able to bump up a notch with another water rune, though I suspect 4 would spawn another miniboss).

The room will also leave them cold, wet and in desperate want of comfort.
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>>146398
It is now.
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>>147769
Considering our water theme dungeon we could combine comfy+water+plant and create an...

A E S T H E T I C dungeon
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I recommend at some point making slime pets as a rare drop, custom loot could bring in more traffic.
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>>147704
We should rename the dungeon and give it a better name, like:
-The kiln of the first slime
- Slime funhouse
- The cursed maze of the bound chest King
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>>147704
The adventurers want treasure do they? Give them treasure and guard it inside a mimic.
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Librarian a cute, Mary can suck it

>>148000
Dungeon Incorporated — Mary's Branch
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Slimecrown Citadel.
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>>148000
Slimevarval.
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>>147704
>>148102
Seconding Slimecrown Citadel.

Also, I still think we should ask the cook about doing food drops at some point.
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Summon more Lily Slimes. And then force them to put up with eachother's company.
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>>148201
No. Convert Lilly to runes. Even the adventurers don't like the worthless annoying thing.
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>>148215
Set up a room with an unbreakable glass partition. To gain access to the next room an adventurer must convince a Lily Slime to operate a lever placed next to her chair.

Literally all she has to do is pull it.
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>>148225
We don't want to turn this into a slaughterhouse, besides we already have the final boss.
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>>148225
I would be entertained by this.
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>>148233
How would this lead to the dungeon becoming a slaughterhouse? If the partition's unbreakable, the Lily is safe.
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>>148239
It will have to be very unbreakable then. We could add two just to make sure.
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>>148242
Why would we bother to keep cancer safe?
If we have any unbreakable glass then we should use Lilly to protect it not the other way around. No she would surely fail at that somehow. Just keep her away from anything worth... just keep her away.
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>>148251
We're not keeping the cancer safe, we're keeping the lever safe.

They're expensive
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>>148000
The cave of the bountiful bosom.
It actually has nothing to do with tits but it'll guarantee people turn up
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>>148251
Calm down
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>>148195
Yesssss....embrace the new dungeon name
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>>148267
It's a pretty flantastic name.
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I think we should test to see if the thing in the basement can survive in water.
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>>148272
>test water survivability
>it can't survive in water at all
>it instantly fucking dies
There goes the dungeon :D
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>>148215
I mean that's kinda the point. Lily Slimes will not get along with other Lily Slimes.
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>>148290
Become nuclear and make diamonds outof its ashes and create diamond slices while hiring a different actress to play Punished Mary, A Fallen Auditor Deprived of Her Freedom.
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>>148309
> Diamond Slimes
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>>148102
Seconding
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>>148225

This.

Wait, add a second lever that's been combined with a water rune so if she gets angry, she'll pull that and drown the adventurer.
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>>148302
but if we make her go away it means we don't have to see her or deal with her. I'd spend runes to have less Lilly. She's like an infestation.
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>>148373
I would definitely say that is a waste of resources. besides, she's cute. We can use her as a distraction or something along those lines in the dungeon, we just need to put her in before the hero actually gets there.
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>>148399
Mascot
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>>148399
>>148373
Lily is important!
Set them up as minibosses.
Adventurers will target Lily first because she's weak.
But when Lily is killed Slime Knight will goes berserk.
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>>148415
>>148419
She could greet heroes at the beginning of the dungeon and sign autographs!
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>>148424
I think Mary herself hould greet the heroes at the beginning. The first review did mention that she didn't get to see the new management after all.
Maybe Mary could "roleplay" as an evil queen to get the heroes more hyped.
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>>148438
You're really not supposed to see the boss of the dungeon unless you clear it though you know? Plus what if they attack her or something, we're not a fighter at all.
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>>148373
She is awesome. Also she has a name, so we can't get rid of her.

>>148225
I like this idea. Find a way to record the room too, we can put the best ones on OverlordChan.
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>>148438
I was thinking the same thing. The review made me think back to how the Demon King was waiting at the front of the dungeon when we showed up. We might want to set up a throne at the front and just use the menu to administrate from there, that way we're present in case another adventurer finds this place.

We should also probably work up an act to put on. Being a dungeon mistress is all about theatrics, after all.

>>148455
Mary isn't the boss of the dungeon, and if they attack, we Audit them.
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>>148464
The demon king was in the boss room.
This place was a shithole before we showed up.
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>>148464
Sorry, I was using boss to refer to the management position, not the baddy at the that they need to defeat. Lily would be a better front for the dungeon than Mary anyways, she's not staying forever remember?

Not yet anyways.
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>>148424
Let them trade in autographs for perks.
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>>148505
5 Autographs get you a "I survived the Dungeon of Pain" button, 10 get you a collectable Lily Slime keychain, 15 gets you one of three collectable slime plushies which come in Lily Smile, Curi Slime and Nameless Miniboss Slime, 20 get you a collectable Dungeon of Pain T-Shirt, with a cute SD version of Mary's face on the back with a Thumbs Up, 25 get you a limited edition Demonologist Dakimakura, and 30 get you a free lunch with Mary (lunch being a period of time between 12 and 3, all expenses paid, redeemable at any restaurant in the dungeon, offer null if you attack Mary or any of the residents while here, void where prohibited.)
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>>148505
So repeat visitors get special rewards? That's not a bad incentive at all actually, it could let us increase the difficulty a bit too I'd bet without too much falloff of heroes. It might be smart to wait to implement that until we get some better ratings that we can advertise as well along with it.
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>>148505 >>148540 >>148554
This is a really good idea.
We should start with usable rewards. Get usable drops specific to the dungeon, then they can be traded or combined to make better items.
We should talk to the demonologist about making slime items, as those would be the easiest to start with.
If possible, a high tier item would be a slime pet. People love cute stuff like that, and adventures would spend months in our dungeon to get enough drops for it.

That's an important part. You can get multiple drops to combine per run, so there's a better risk-reward per run.
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>>148605
>>148540
WE NEED THIS
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>>148605
I want each of those IRL.

I'm also voting for >>148102 btw.
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>>148609
No, guys, I got it.

Loot Riot(tm).

Every time you challenge the dungeon, you pay a small fee. It entitles you to Lilly Tokens(tm), a unique dungeon drop, that you can redeem for Fabulous Prizes(tm) or a draws at a roulette-style game for rare, unique set items.
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>>148605
welp, time to become a hero
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>>148605
That's fucking adorable.
Also,
>*Pomf* "What are we gonna summon on the bed tonight?"
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>>148638
I believe we all know the answer to that question.
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>>148629
That's good for when we get bigger, but we need to take into account we're running a minor, obscure dungeon right now.
The trinkets, raffles, and restaurants will be fantastic when we're past "literally who?" level of fame.

We're not memetically famous in world or good for xp grinding, so we need something easy to get going towards those.
Which is cheesing out super hard on the water ruin production and using them to manufacture drops.
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>>148651
No, I'm aware, just brainstorming.

What about broadcasting to other dungeon bosses? Let them subscribe to see heroes get taken down. Monetize it from both sides.
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>>148605
I'd challenge that dungeon just for the damn keychain.

>>148609
>>148629
These are definitely good ideas, but we need to actually have a decent dungeon to run first. Probably best to focus on that for now.
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>>148665
It is Da Best keychain.
We'd probably want to rotate the Keychain, Plushies and Dakimakura too. So you have to run the dungeon all the time to get them all, that way we can also do special runs where you can get Keychains, Plushies and Dakis you missed to complete your collection.
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>>148670
Of course. Have to keep things fresh, keep interest up.
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>>148665
That's why I said combinable and usable drops.
People will come grind items they need when they're running low on money and supplies to run harder dungeons.
Except they'll have to run the dungeon multiple times to get enough to make what they need.
This means more chances for them to fail, but the set up means they'll enjoy it instead of hating it.

After all, look at crafting in MMOs. This is -exactly- what those games do, and they have people addicted.
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>>148670
>rotate dakis
>Demonologist daki
>Librarian daki
>Lily daki
>Curi daki
>Mary daki
>basement monster daki
>Demon King daki

Collect them all!
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>>148690
More as we get more monsters/staff
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>>148698
And don't forget unique drop nude dakis
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>>148699
Naw. Have to trade in two or three normal dakis for a nude. Means you jave to run the dungeon that much more.
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>>148699
But Lily and Curi are already naked.
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>>148699
If we're going to do nude dakis make them absolutely ridiculous to obtain. And none of mary available.
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>>148709
I agree, six of Mary available.
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>>148709
The nude ones are censored. To get an uncensored one it's EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS.
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>>148729
So:

>SFW: Rare Drop or X Lilly Tokens(tm)
>Provocative: X SFW of corresponding type
>NSFW: X Provocative or after hours Neon Dungeon Run
>Full Lewd: Mathematical drop formula that can only be expressed by screaming in frustration
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>>148741
>>Full Lewd: Mathematical drop formula that can only be expressed by screaming in frustration
I would suspect it's on the level of the Time Lost Proto Drake farming.
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...Anyway, back to business proper. We need to FOCUS. Let's keep the planning small for now. We may need to pivot in the future anyway depending on what customers like or not.
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How bout we have rare drops that are dropped by the bosses that can only be fought once per run or have challenge rewards like a t-shirt for a no armor run.
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>>148605
What was this? 404ed
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>>147713
That is terrible rude!

>>147691
>Mary shows Demonologist the spell. She informs Mary that she has no idea what this is.

>>147741
"What happens if I keep summoning you?"

"Me in particular? Nothing would happen. Dungeons can only have one Demonologist. You can have more of, say, a builder or cook. But that doesn't really do much. Especially considering we still have to be fed."

>>147772
Dammit... See, I like that idea but all I can make are cubes. We really need to get a builder. That is our next priority.

>>147774
Why.

>>148102
Hmm... We'll try that out.

>>147739
>>147714
Oh, right!

>Mary makes her way to the kitchen. Inside of it she sees a large man wrestling with a slime. At first she thinks he's trying to put it into a large pot but it seems he's instead trying to force it to come out. The slime babbles and remains as slippery as ever.

"Bah! Fine, stay in there you petulant monster! I'll have you boiled and made into-Oh, my King! Greetings! I am The Chef! My job here is to make food for your army and staff. Already their morale is up, yes? Also, if you give me any amount of money I can make meals for use within the dungeon, with the amount of money determining the quality of the meal. So, don't not be a cheap with it, eh? 10 Gold is enough for decent meal. Dungeon divers appreciate it."

"Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. It was nice meeting you."

"My pleasure, my King."

>>147720
Alright, creating chests only needs some money. So I can buy chests for just 10 Gold each and add them to any room. I still have a potion for loot and I can put food now.

>>147733

>Mary combines some more runes. Stone and Water produces the Mud Slime. She immediately sets it to start dividing to see if she can exploit it for water and stone runes.

>Next she combines Comfy, Wood, and Fancy and gets the Cleric Plant. It can heal creatures or even adventurers and has a rather pleasant aura about it.

>Mary brings up the menu and begins altering the dungeon.

Alright... We have quite a few things now...
So, let's start filling this dungeon!

We have a few empty rooms that we can fill with monsters, loot, or even simple challenges so long as they don't need a builder. So let me know what you guys think we should add.
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>>148836
Bunny maids.
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>>148836
Set the cleric plant as a mid point heal for adventurers in the room to the left of the middle room.

>>148843
You're a smart man anon.
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>>148836
We should put cleric plant in the room before the final boss and have adventurers pay off they want to get healed by her. The room to the left of the throne room should have a chest with some money as loot to encourage exploration. (Therefore, we'll get that money back when adventurers ask for the healing.)
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>>148836
How about a simple "cross the water" room?

Except with a twist, instead of water we have a pool full of Comfy Slime? They'll enjoy drowning in them.
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>>148855
Actually that's a really good idea, better than mine. I was thinking they should look for the heals, but putting it behind a paywall is much better for us.
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>>148836
Commission the Chef for a Lasagna meal and see if you can convert it into a rune. Once you have the rune, combine it with the Stone rune! You'll be very surprised at the result!

Let's keep Curi at the entrance along with the baseball bat slime. I propose naming her "Ruth" after a famous baseball player.

It's a shame we can't use a miniboss yet, but that'll come in time!

Start planting chests in each room, as they get further into the dungeon start making the rewards more valuable. Gold and well cooked food are our best bet for now.
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>>148864
not every room, need to make them hard to get, just not impossible.
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>>148872
If we had the miniboss room, I would've planted the chests there, but we've got to make do with our slime army for now.
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>>148836

I wondering something... Can't we hire crafter who can make items like sword, armor and so on. So we can either equip our monster or using them as drops for adventures?
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>>148836
Ok, simple challenges huh, do the rooms have to have flat floors? cause fighting slimes on an inclined surface would be difficult... Also we should probably station the cleric plant just before the final boss basement just as a courtesy heal... as for loot, potions of some kind? we have infinite water runes and potions convert to water runes so maybe we could use water runes to make a few basic potions? or would that require an alchemist?
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>>148855
Yooo, I like this.
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>>148879
we probably need a builder to build a forge room to hire a smith.
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>>148890
Holy blueberry muffins can we ALL agree that a Builder is like, the VERY NEXT thing we should buy? This is a LOT of stuff getting locked out.
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>>148897
I agree if only so that we can implement our midboss. It would certainly increase the longevity of our dungeon.
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>>148836
Hey dungeon girl, do we lose monsters that are beaten or not? This is important.
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>>148903
Yes. I'm with you on that.
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>>148855
Payment is fine for now, but once we make the dungeon larger we may wish to consider a free healing room - otherwise we might attract fewer adventurers on account of excessive difficulty.
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>>148855
what abut, instead of monetary payment, they have to leave something, this way they will be less offput and we still get some basic loot.
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>>148836
>>we can buy Chests
Well, the OBVIOUS thing to do is to Buy one,Rune it and use it to start making Mimics.Obviously.

Then you can make a challenge room thats full just chests. Some of them will just be regular empty chests, some of them will have goodies or something, and make all the rest mimics or full of slimes.
Gambling is addictive, exploit it.
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>>148836
Would combining fire and water make air?
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>>149065
Haha, no. It would make a horrific monstrosity, or just some steam. Although naturally boiling slime might actually be quite dangerous.
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>>149095
What if we used it for a hot springs.
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>>149106
we'd probably need an earth rune for that as well..
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>>149106
Yes, definitely yes.
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>>149106
Are we running a dungeon or an inn here?
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>>149127
>Are we running a dungeon or an inn here?
Yes.
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>>149127
Yes.
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>>149127
We're running a damn business.
That means no venture unappraised.
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>>149140
This.
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You know, if we get enough fire runes, we could make half the dungeon water, and the other fire themed.
Or even get some other elements and make a completely Biome-y type thing.
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>>149127
>Not wanting both
Refer back to my day spa idea.
If we can make slimes taste good, train them in proper body massaging, and whatnot, we could easily have a day spa with edible masseuses.
Or just serve food on the side, both work.
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>>149193
>taste good
>body massage
"Welcome, hero. Would you like dinner, a bath, or...me? Oh and for an extra 100 gold pieces we have a special on all three simultaneously!"
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>>149127
Literally both. A small hotspring/rest area in the front, and a challenging dungeon in the back that's less malicious (although it's still totally malicious) and more gladiatorial.
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>>148836

Alright, so only cubes. That's a bit limiting. If you can use cubes to make blank spaces, I recommend creating a room with a series of platforms that adventurers must jump across, with slime girls on either side trying to spit water at the adventurer to make them fall off. At the bottom of the pit, use the aforementioned plan with filling the pit with slimes. Pull the "water" away when the adventurers fall then beat them with bats. Our lead batter should be named Ruth.

In one room having Ice Elementals on top of block towers would be ideal. Set free cubes over an ice floor, and configure the room such that they must slide these blocks into empty spaces in the floor using other stationary blocks to guide their path. Monsters can appear after or during. It's really up to you.
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>>149279
>Monsters can appear after or during.
During, and the floor is on a slight slant.
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>>143133
Bone phone?
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>>149279

Oh right, if you really want to mess with adventurers using game logic, take the platform room (probably a 4 by 4 arrangement of pillars) and have Curi be by the entrance and scurry across the platforms quickly in a completely absurd, over-complicated fashion.when the adventurers arrive to lead them into thinking they can't just hop straight across. The more platforms they hop, the greater chance they will fall and thus sustain damage.

>>149287

Slanting the room would make the ice block challenge undoable. However, I think that it should definitely be included in some room. Again, I'm not even sure Mary can make slants though, as those are not blocks.In lieu of that, making a series of blocks they have to climb to stop the rain of hail from above (generated by one or more ice elementals and a team of slimes) and having those blocks be made slick with ice would have a similar effect.
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>>149320
Goodnight idea but I dunno how we will make it easier to fall the more platforms you hop
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>>149340
More goo, obviously.
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>>149340

Well, think of it this way. Nobody is perfect. Everyone makes errors. And the more times you have to do something, the more likely it is you will fail at least once. This is especially true if you grow complacent. So, maybe after the first couple platforms, slick those remaining with goo (which won't effect Curie). If you want to be merciful, Curi hops on the safe path through, otherwise her goal is to give the adventures a feeling of confidence in safety following her which will then lead them into disaster.
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>>149342
Ooh, there's an idea if we get stuck here a while.
>Eventually summon a titanic Slime of some description
>Build a huge room around it
>Put the bulk of the last portion of the dungeon inside the slime
>The rooms seem to be filled with progressively more goo
>Until at last they exit into the huge Slime room and must defeat the Titan to proceed to their promised reward
The trick being we make this segment of Dungeon able to disconnect from the rest for slimy reasons.
I may be a tad tired.
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>>149366
>Reading that over
Okay, I may be ALOT tired.
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>>149382
Yeah man, you might want to bow out for now. Take a lil nappy.
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>>149279
>>149320
>>148836

As for prizes, we probably don't need to be too stingy. Assuming the adventurers don't just quit mid-dungeon (can they do that?) then whatever gold you give them will just be given back when the boss wipes them. I'd say drop 5 gold in each ice elemental (freezing it inside of them so that when they are defeated, it drops). For one of the side rooms, I'd include a slime girl prepared to do Slime Girl Charades or So You Think You Can Slime?. If the adventurer plays along with a fun minigame and does well, give them anything from five gold to the ultimate prize, a home cooked meal! Limit one time per dungeon visit.

Also, test comfy plant's (I like the name Petal) massage abilities on you and your minions! You must be certain of comfy quality!
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>>149415
I like this train of thought, but just be certain that we have a net positive- remember, some adventurers WILL succeed in conquering our dungeon. We have to be prepared to take losses and budget accordingly.
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>>148929
After asking around it seems we won't lose anything on a permanent basis. Anything that dies in here respawns when the dungeon run is done, though some creatures may take longer to respawn than others.

>>149065
Hmm... Doesn't look like I can combine runes.

>>148879
"My King," The demonologist says, "In order to-"

"We need a Builder?"

"Correct, my King."

sigh.

Alright...

First thing's first... First room will be split in the center. By combining a Comfy and Water rune I have created a comfy slime. This one will bud and make smaller comfy slimes. Together they will form a moat in the room. A single rope will allow the Heroes to cross to the other side.

A mimic will be planted in that room as well. This mimic was created by making a chest, getting a container rune from it, and making a mimic from that.

Another actual chest was created to contain a cooked meal.

The next room has Cleric Plant. She will offer her healing services at 20 Gold for a full heal for the hero. The door to the right is locked and can only be opened by going to the left room. There they must complete the So You Think You can Slime Challenge. If they win they will get a chance to win some prizes and the key to the next room. If they try to attack the slime then Ruth will retaliate with her baseball bat.

When they go to the right room they will be greeted by the Ice Elemental. Defeating it lets you get another treasure chest filled with... Gold?

Then they die to the boss.

How does this sound?
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>>149473
Should be "Prizes or the key." Make them leave and re-enter if they want the prizes AND to advance. Higher chance of them dying in the earlier rooms.
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>>149473

Seems to leave out a lot of what I was suggesting here:
>>149279
>>149320
>>149360
>>149415

But if it doesn't work, that's fine.
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>>149473
going with
>>149488
But other than that I'd say these are some nice additions for the dungeon. Now we should re-focus on advertising so that we can get some adventurers to come through.
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>>149473
Teach the mimic kung fu and we are good to go.
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>>149488
That in and out seems like it might be a bit elaborate. Also I doubt most would recognize the idea of coming back once they perceive they're done with it.

Also what are the comfy slimes for, again?
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>>149473
Woo! Sounds good. Now let's test this bitch.
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>>149473

If nothing else, keep in mind, the ice elementals can be "filled" with gold. You can put five in each and spawn two. The other adventurer promised puzzles, so I'd really like the sliding block puzzle to be included so we don't come across as having done false advertisement.
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>>149502
I assume that the slime running the game would inform them of the possibility. Also, we should charge a price after they get the key but leave it as free before that.
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>>149509
Our puzzles were one of the only things that were considered good in our review, I think we're okay with traps for the time being, at least until we get a builder and more resources.
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>>149517

How does getting hug wrestled by a goo girl, then bonked with a bat count as a puzzle? That's all that happened before floor writing.
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>>149527
Don't ask me, hero said "There were some pretty clever puzzles and traps, but nothing too difficult for me!" in her review here
>>146624

So I'd assume our traps can be considered at least adequate for now.
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>>149527
>he hasn't solved the goo-girl-with-bat puzzle
That's why you're not a hero
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>>149527
It's not a puzzle, but it sure sounds like one.
Same with the stairs room.
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>>149537
She was probably too embarrassed to admit that she got beaten and lewded by a slime.
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>>149537

And what happens when an adventurer sharper than a dull plastic spoon comes in and notices no clever traps? Could be a PR nightmare.
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>>149537
I think the puzzle was meant to be the confusing signs.
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>>149589
We already got a two star rating, what are they gonna do, only give us one?
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>>149589
We can just bribe them to shut up!
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>>147393
>>147487

100% Canon.
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>>149596
Which means we should keep the confusing signs
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>>149626
Flatty is the best
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>>149626
Librarian a best.
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>>149489
I would have loved to do that but when I say cubes I mean... well, I can only make cube shaped rooms. To do what you want I need a builder. Which seems to be a recurring theme in this.

>>149488
Alright, now it has a chance to drop the key instead of being included with the prizes.But I'd rather not have them leave the dungeon to retry the game. They can play again to try and get it but at a price. Let's say 5G. Cheap enough that they won't even notice but just two tries offset the cost of a single good meal.

>>149509
Alright, I'll put a small amount of money into the Ice Elemental. Hopefully it'll be a good fight.

This should be good. Dungeon Set!

Now I'll have Demonologist advertise a bit.

Then we wait...

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>>149626
Mary such a best
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>>149626
Demonologist a cute.
And fat.
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>>149634
>>149658
Shit taste confirmed. Especially the one who likes fat
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>It's not long before the alert appears. Someone is entering the dungeon.

>Three Heroes enter, led by a familiar warrior.

"Are you sure we're in the right place?" A younger looking rogue asks.

"This is it!" The warrior says.

"The name isn't even the same..."

"These are the same coordinates. And the walls are that same beautiful shade of blue... And the fountain! Alright, next room should be where all those slimes are!"

>The Warrior leads the group ahead into the next room... Then pauses.

"What the..." She says. "This room isn't the same at all. Hmm... I told you they were good with the puzzles. Clearly we must clear the room by using the rope!"

>The warrior charges forward. The Mage holds out her hand.

"I don't think you should-" The Mage tries to say.

>But it's too late. The warrior leaps and grabs onto the rope. It seems that a slime got to it before hand and it's slickness makes the Warrior drop.

>She lands into a pool of comfy slime who quickly drag her into the cuddle pile.

"AVENGE ME!" She cries out.

>The Warrior is defeated.

"Hmm hmm..." The mage looks at the rope and the pool of slime. "Okay."

>She casts a spell and lifts the Rogue up and over the pool. She then moves herself across the same way.

>At the other side the rogue is about to open the chest left there when the Mage stops him.

"Don't do that, dear. That's a mimic. You can tell by the way the chain is bent."

"Oh!" The rogue stops himself. "I wouldn't have even noticed that. You're so smart."

"Fufufu~"

Damn...
They're actually doing well.

I can change the next room right now before they go in. Minor stuff like adding or taking out troops.

Or should I just let them go on?
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So, just theorycrafting a miniboss room here for when we actually get a builder:

We can make a square room above the boss room; with a large, flat, square platform held above the room by the bridges. The brown area is mud slime, which won't impede the Knight Slime but will impede adventurers while they fight it. Or, they could fight near the edge/on the bridges and risk getting knocked into the boss room by the Knight Slime.
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>>149687

Let them go on.
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>>149687
Make spitting slimes with double water runes and have them take out the caster

"Geek the mage first."
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>>149687
Damn, that mage is good, we need to do something against her, if we want to kill them.
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>>149687
Hnnnnnnngh that mage
Let's see what they can do!
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>>149687
Don't mess with the natural order, they're bound to fuck up somehow!
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>>149687

Let them go, it will be interesting how it will go.

By the way... is the warrior still alive or dead? Defeat don't always mean they got killed.
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>>149687
A counter ticking down on a wall with a button beneath it that resets it! Nothing actually happens if it hits 0, it just resets on its own, but dare they find out?

Start it off at 20 rather than 10 though, we don't want to stress them out too much.
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>>149687
Mage should definitely be our target. put out a hit order to your minions.
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>>149687
Can we put an "Illusory wall ahead message"
and an "amazing spell ahead" message in front of a random wall? The mage might get distracted.
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>>149718
Probably sent back to her home. Not a bad way to go really.
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>>149650

Order the mud slime to collapse in the corner of the room with the ice elemental, doubling up enough to look inconspicuous. The ice elementals job is to call their attention forward so the mud slimes can rush up from behind. Her dress tells me she's someone who takes pride in her personal appearance and being unruffled. Let's ruffle her shit.
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>>149728
>>149687

Wrong fucking thing to reply to. Also, set a message "tough enemy ahead" but only after they come back to that door with the key.
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>>149687
Next time, we'll hide the chain with a barrel or something.
It's not unfair, since they can break it by rolling through.
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can the slimes go up walls and/or stay in the cieling?
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>>149687

Also, damn, we have multiple slimes in the dance room, right? Have Curie multiply and force both the mage and rogue to dance, preferably in an embarrassing and intimate way after making sure they work up a good sweat. Mages have poor stamina.
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>>149687
We need to train our minions better. Get the mimics to ACTUALLY MIMIC THINGS PROPERLY DAMNIT.
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>>149741
Also we need a good way to deal with mages and other adventurers who aren't thick as two short planks.
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>>149741
But that would be artificial difficulty! The dungeon has to be fun, not just hard, otherwise people won't come back.
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>>149759
>artificial difficulty
Oh god you're giving me PTSD flashbacks to when I still read /v/
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>>149741
Better idea: move the chain of the real chest so it looks like a mimic. People will go "Two mimics? That can't be right."
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>>149756

Puzzle rooms that depend on physical ability as much as brains?

For example, we get a large room and add a big slope/slide thing to it, with the entrance on the high side, and the exit high on the wall of the low side. At the bottom of the low side is a pit. We make a channel so we can have an infinite comfy slime slide.

Hanging from the ceiling are ropes. Half are actually mimics. Adventurers must grab onto a rope and Tarzan swing to the other end. Grabbing onto a mimic rope results in bad things.

Oh, add a pressure plate to the front of the entrance, so that as soon as the adventurers step into the room, they either fall by trapdoor onto the slope, or a bin of slimes fall on them and pull them down, forcing them to grab the ceiling rope or die by comfy.
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>>149728
Done. Mud Slime is in position... Now we wait.

>The pair move ahead into the next room. Cleric Plant is there. She smiles and greets the two.

"Welcome,brave Heroes. I am here to offer you a moments reprise before you face the dangers ahead. For a small price I can restore your health or stamina. Is there anything you require of me?"

"Uhm... N-no thanks..." The rogue says.

"Nothing at all?"

"We are quite alright," The Mage adds.

>They enter the room to the left. They spot the slimes in the room and ready their weapons.

>Then, Curi strikes a dance pose. A message appears on the floor explaining the rules to the room. Both the heroes put away their weapons and stand, ready to mimic the slime.

>What kind of dances should Curi make them do?
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>>149793

The Macarena.
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>>149793
the Cha Cha Cha!
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>>149793
Hmmm, perhaps they do not trust Cleric Plant to be a real gesture of goodwill rather than a trap?

We should add a sign that emphasizes it's safe in her room. As for a dance, do the robot!
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>>149793
Make Curi pop n' lock.
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>>149793
Striptease.

Then steal their gear.
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>>149793

Curi begins with slow, innocent dance moves, increasing the tempo until eventually dividing. The adventurers must then independently follow their slime dance partners, who will begin dancing independently, but eventually being interacting with each other.

Bonus points if at the end one has to dip the other and kiss.
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>>149793
Conga line with a buncha slimes!

Less mimicry and more participation.
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>>149793
Last dance should be a tango, a saucy one.
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>>149793
This>>149813
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>>149813
Anon, that's lewd!
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>>149813

No. We do not want that sort of reputation.
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>>149813
curi's not wearing anything though... how would... eh whatever slime physics.
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Wonder if we can have slimes hide in the ceiling, dropping down on top of stones on adventurer's heads?

Going full Dark Souls
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>>149817
Seconding this.
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>>149817
This, definitely yes.
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>>149817
This is the best option, though they get a reward just for getting through without too many fuck ups.
They get a bonus for getting S rank perfection..
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>>149817

This

with this >>149819
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>>149809
they just had not lost any hp at that point so they didn't need healing
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>149793
>>149817
I wonder how this'd work?
I SUPPORT IT!
YOU CAN DO IT, CURI!!!
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>>149812
Yes.
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>>149793
PONPONPON! Just do it!
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>>149813

Nnnnnnnng... must.... resist it... Nnooo...! Even I like the idea we must do it for our reputation...
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>>149793
>>149817
Supporting this please.
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>>149817
>>149793

Also, don't forget to add massages and cold drinks at the healing pool afterward, a real bargain at just 5 gold per person.
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>>149817
This is the one true answer.
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>>149817
I'm just thinking of this whenever someone mentions the dance challenge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Hi11LejoM
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>>149817
+1
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>>149908
More like...

https://youtu.be/F0fjduTzDtU
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>>149817
DANCE HEROES! Dance like you want to win!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr9ExScjBno
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>>149817
this is gold
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>>149927
Holy shit she got fucking paralysed.
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Is everyone forgetting that Curi is kind of dumb? Will she be capable of anything but arhythmic jiggling?
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>>149948
Guess we'll find out.
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