>Blizzards, Blockbusters, and Banes, oh my! editionHello, good people of /qst/. This quest is, as is probably obvious from the OP pic, based on the Teen Titans animated series. You'll be taking the part of a young man and potential Titan, guiding him through his trials and tribulations.>RulesThere will be a 15 minute voting period between posts.Please only choose one option (I will let you know in cases where you can choose more)An option with two arrows (>>) beside it is one that can be combined with other optionsWrite-ins of dialogue are allowed, but they won't be put in as-written, just sort of the spirit of the write-in. Additionally, dialogue write-ins require a significant amount of support from other players to be put in, as they can greatly affect the character. Action write-ins will only be allowed under certain circumstances, which I'll announce. You can suggest an action to me if you want, and I may allow it, but might not depending on various factors.No dice system in this quest. Victory and defeat will come down to decisions rather than random luck. Learn from experiences, develop strategies, and think outside the box at times (like I said, an action can be suggested to me).Above all, have fun. I want this to be an enjoyable experience for everyone. Through success, failure, and everything in-between, I hope this will be an adventure worth remembering.Last thread is kept here >http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=TT+Quest>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Master+of+GamesTwitter: https://twitter.com/INSTIGATORQST
>>2354014Mystery Leader standing by.
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>>2354014Lurker stading by.
Robin's only gone for a few minutes after deciding to tell Rose about her father. In that time, you and Donna fill the others in on what was discussed while they were busy doing their own things. Not many questions are asked at first, but when you mention that someone's informed Robin about Bane coming to Jump City from Gotham, Cyborg has something to ask."Bane?" he asks, actually sounding worried. "The man that broke Batman Bane?""That's right," Donna tells him. "Robin actually seemed worried about this guy, too.""It makes sense," Raven remarks. "Batman was his teacher. If this guy's tough enough to break the bat, he might be wondering what chance he has.""We've taken out worse than Bane," Beast Boy reminds her. "Trigon, the Brotherhood of Evil, an actual dragon, some muscled up guy in a wrestling mask shouldn't be too much trouble.""We can probably take him,"Cyborg agrees. "But we're going to need to be careful. He's not just some tough guy like Adonis.""Pfft! Whatever!" Beast Boy retorts, suddenly leaping over the back of the sofa, and somehow popping up between you and Donna with a chalkboard. "We should be worried about there being another Ravager.""Someone else chose the same name Rose did," Cyborg says, not seeming all that concerned. "So what?""So what?!" Beast Boy shouts, spinning the board to show a diagram of "suspects", which you don't know when he had the time to make. "Dude! First there are two Red X's, now there's two Ravagers! There's something fishy going on, here."He points to the blackboard, which has a crudely drawn sketch of this male Ravager right in the center, with lines moving from him to various suspects. His theories are...strange, to say the least. They range from a robot replica, to a battle android created by Slade, to a dimension-travelling imp, to someone named Jason Todd, to a male clone, to Robin. None of these seem plausible, but Beast Boy is taking them very seriously.The others, minus Troia, all sigh in exasperation at Beast Boy's presentation, and you get the feeling that he's done something like this before. You feel like the guy is probably a fan of conspiracy theories."Does it matter who this other Ravager is?" Starfire, who has been quiet for a while, speaks up. "We do not need to know their identity to defeat them, do we?">A. "No, we can just kick his butt no matter who's behind the mask.">B. "I'm kind of with Beast Boy on this one. Something's odd. The name, the fact that his mask looks kind of like Slade's, I want to know more.">C. "Ravager doesn't worry me. Bane does.">D. Don't say anything yet>/>>E. Write-in
>>2354054>B. "I'm kind of with Beast Boy on this one. Something's odd. The name, the fact that his mask looks kind of like Slade's, I want to know more."Know your enemy.
>B. "I'm kind of with Beast Boy on this one. Something's odd. The name, the fact that his mask looks kind of like Slade's, I want to know more."It could be a coincidence, but if there is a connection to Slade there, it does matter because maybe this new Ravager could find some way to use that against Rose.
>>2354054>B.>E. Hey, I'll be right back. [Teleport to the garage, in case Rose takes the news badly.]
>>2354079Oh, right. We gotta do that ASAP. Shame it came after the limit.
>>2354081I forgot to hit auto. I was wondering what was taking so long.
Why did we tell Robin to trust Rose if we don't trust her not to leave without saying anything? I don't think she'll like that, desu.
>>2354062"I'm kind of with Beast Boy on this one," you confess, drawing surprised and somewhat worried looks from some of the others. "Something's odd. The name, the fact that his mask looks kind of like Slade's, I want to know more.""When you put it like that, it sounds less stupid," Raven remarks, to which Beast Boy responds by sticking out his tongue."We can ask him his name while we kick his butt," Cyborg tells you. "If we're going after the Blockbusters, odds are we're going to run into him.""Well, that covers what Robin told us," Donna tells everyone. "When he gets back from talking with Rose, we-"At that moment, the doors slide open, and Robin enters the room. You immediately notice that he's hunched over, and has one hand on his gut, like he was just struck there by someone or something. The first thing that comes to your mind is that Rose took the news badly. "Robin!" Starfire shouts with worry, flying over to him to make sure he's okay."I'm fine, Star," Robin promises her, giving a smile to show that he means it. "What happened to you?" Cyborg asks, looking over the back of the sofa."Rose didn't take the news well, did she?" Raven asks. Robin sighs, walking to one of the nearby tables and taking a seat. "No, she didn't. She's leaving now, going to that safe-house she told us about.">>A. "She hit you?">>B. "She's leaving, just like that?">C. Teleport to the garage and confront Rose>D. Stay here and let her go>/>>E. Write-in
>>2354088>E. You did the right thing.>C.We're not going to stop her, just talk to her.
>>2354088>>C. Teleport to the garage and confront Rose
>>2354088>>A. "She hit you?">C. Teleport to the garage and confront Rose
>>2354092Actually, just>C.'You did the right thing feels heavy handed'
>>2354086I think we've been through this.>>2354088>C. Teleport to the garage and confront Rose>>2354092Yeah. If she wants to try something I also want to offer to be her backup, even if it might not be the smartestplan ever.
>>2354088Can I change my vote here >>2354106 to>>A. "She hit you?">>B. "She's leaving, just like that?">D. Stay here and let her goShe took it worse than I was hoping, but I can understand if she wants to be alone for a while. She wasn't planning on staying at the Tower the whole time anyway.
>>2354086We trust her character, not that that she doesn't make mistakes. Also at the very least we should say bye.
>>2354101Robin seems a little hurt, but not seriously injured. He'll be just fine. Rose, on the other hand, might be a different matter. Part of you is very worried that she'll do something foolish, while another trusts that she'll be fine, but just wants to say goodbye.If she's leaving, she'll be taking her bike, meaning that she's gone down to the garage. Focusing on that location, and allowing the sadness of a friend leaving to power you, you vanish from the living room, and appear in the garage, right in front of Rose's bike, which she is in the process of climbing onto. She sees you when you appear, and instinctively draws her staff, apparently not knowing who you were for a second, there. Once she gets a clear look at you, though, she puts the weapon away, and steps away from the motorcycle. She's once again wearing her bandanna, covering her upper face. The single, visible eye of hers looks at you, then moves around, trying to see if anyone else came with you. Satisfied that you're both alone, she breaks the silence between you."Sorry for not coming to say goodbye," she tells you, her voice a little hard. "I'm just not in the mood to talk to everyone right now.">>A. "Why did you hit Robin?">>B. "You don't have to leave.">>C. "Well, I wanted to make sure I said goodbye before you left.">>D. "You aren't planning anything dangerous, like going after your dad, are you?">>E. "Just so you know, it was Donna and I that convinced Robin to tell you the truth.">>F. "I thought you might want to know, but there's somebody else in Jump City calling himself Ravager, and he's working for one of the gangs.">G. Try and give her a goodbye hug.>/>>H. Write-in
>>2354135>>>C. "Well, I wanted to make sure I said goodbye before you left."
>>2354135>C. "Well, I wanted to make sure I said goodbye before you left."
>>2354135>>C. "Well, I wanted to make sure I said goodbye before you left.">>F. "I thought you might want to know, but there's somebody else in Jump City calling himself Ravager, and he's working for one of the gangs.">/>>H. "Be careful. And hopefully we see you soon."
>>2354135>>>C. "Well, I wanted to make sure I said goodbye before you left.">>>E. "Just so you know, it was Donna and I that convinced Robin to tell you the truth.">>>F. "I thought you might want to know, but there's somebody else in Jump City calling himself Ravager, and he's working for one of the gangs.">>G. Try and give her a goodbye hug.She can always call us if she needs help, we can be her good cop next time. She doesn't need judgement just a friend.
>>2354135>>C. "Well, I wanted to make sure I said goodbye before you left.">>H. "And when you are ready to talk about it, you know how to get in touch."I'm against telling her about other Ravager. Not worth it to make her worry when there's no proof that there's anything to worry about.
>>2354160I'm against holding anything else back.
>>2354164>28 seconds over 15 minOh for pete's sake. Anyone else having captcha just repeat the verification a dozen times?
>>2354162I just want to make sure it is something before we treat it like something is all. She didn't seem to be bothered at all when the prison guard mentioned two Ravagers, after all.>>2354168I haven't had that today, but it happens.
>>2354148>>2354153>>2354155>>2354164Okay, CEF seems to be the winning comboInclude the hug? y/n?
>>2354174True enough.Personally I don't want to skip anything.If I had my say it'd go for something like this."I wanted to say goodbye before you left.""I thought you had to know about Slade, and about the other Ravager. You're a titan and our friend. "I'm always here if you need anyone to back you up" - in case she doesn't feel like asking the entire titan's teamand then the hug.
>>2354193Go for it. She already initiated the first hug so she can't complain this time.
>>2354153"Well, I wanted to make sure I said goodbye before you left," you tell her, not asking her to stay, not bothering to ask why she's leaving, and not assigning any blame to her over the situation. "Goodbye," Rose says, climbing onto her bike and getting ready to leave."Just so you know," you start before she can get out of here. "It was Donna and I that convinced Robin to tell you the truth."Rose pauses, then gets off of her bike again. "Tell Donna I said "thank you." And, thank you Peter. I'm glad that at least two of you trust me."She's right that you and Donna trust her, but you aren't sure she's entirely right about the others. You think that they all trust her just fine as a person, but they worry that her anger can get the better of her. You want to explain this to her, but you don't think she'd appreciate that very much."I also thought you might want to know that there's somebody else out there calling himself Ravager," you decide to tell her, not wanting a situation of information being kept from her to happen again."I know," she tells you, her voice no longer as hard. "Those two guards mentioned that. I'm sure I'll run into him sooner or later."Something in her tone, the certainty of it, and the fact that she seems to have been surprised very little about the existence of another Ravager. She definitely knows something. How much, you aren't sure, and you doubt she's in much of a mood to talk about it right now. So, you don't question her. Instead, you step forward, and wrap your arms around her in a warm hug.After a moment's hesitation, Rose hugs you back, offering a small smile when the two of you break apart. "You know how to contact me," she tells you, starting back toward her bike. "Tell Donna that I'll be in touch. And if you guys are ever in any trouble, call me."She turns on her motorcycle, its noise echoing through the garage as she prepares to leave for real this time."Goodbye," she says to you before speeding off, leaving you with one less friend in Titans Tower."Do you think she'll go after them?" a voice asks from behind you.Spinning around, you find Raven standing just a short distance from you, hood down, and a curious look on her face as she watches Rose vanish in the distance.>>A. "How long have you been there?">>B. "It's not polite to spy on people.">C. "Go after who?">D. "No. Not yet, anyway.">E. "I don't know. But, if she does, hopefully she'll call us first.">F. "Yes. I hope she'll be alright.">G. Don't answer her>/>>H. Write-in
>>2354260>D.>H. When she does, hopefully she'll call us first.
>>2354260>DShe needs to get ready to face Slade. And hopefully when she is ready she will call us first.
>>2354260>D. "No. Not yet, anyway."
>>2354260>D. "No. Not yet, anyway."Maybe after a couple of days, Peter and/or Donna can give her a call on the communicator and see how she is feeling.
>>2354264"No," you answer. "Not yet, anyway. But, when she does, hopefully she'll call us first.""Hopefully," Raven agrees. "Rose is good, but I don't think she can beat Slade on her own."She states this very-matter-of-factly, though it's easy to tell that, despite her tone of voice, she does feel some concern for the other girl. Rose was wrong; she does have more than two friends here in Titans Tower."Oh, by the way, Robin's telling the police where to find those drug dealers you and Rose got information on," Raven lets you know. "In case you want to know how things turn out.""Thanks," you tell her, honestly a little surprised that she's still stuck around to talk for this long. You sort of expected her to ask about Rose, then go back to her room."Can I ask you something?" she questions, uncertainty in her voice. "Go ahead," you answer, wondering what she wants to know."That plan that Brother Blood had," she starts. "Have you remembered anything else about it? Anything at all?">>A. "Why?">B. "Honestly, I haven't been trying.">C. "No, all I know is that it freaked the old me out enough to ditch Blood, and that it was supposed to change the world.">>D. "What, do you think you have some kind of idea of what he's doing?">/>>E. Write-in
>>2354314>C. "No, all I know is that it freaked the old me out enough to ditch Blood, and that it was supposed to change the world.">>D. "What, do you think you have some kind of idea of what he's doing?"
>>2354314>C.>E. Think about it for a moment. "I've been dragging my feet on trying to remember more. I've been afraid of going deeper, I guess."
>>2354314>C. "No, all I know is that it freaked the old me out enough to ditch Blood, and that it was supposed to change the world.">>D. "What, do you think you have some kind of idea of what he's doing?"and then>>2354319this E
>>2354314>C>DOh boy does Revan know about blood being Trigon's cult leader? I mean she did share a body with him for a while.
>>2354314I support this E>>2354319 with my vote. I mean i bet Peter is to afraud to dig in that memory yet. Maybe if Raven were to give him some push.
>>2354331When did Blood get possessed by a sith lord? I jest.
>>2354314>>C. "No, all I know is that it freaked the old me out enough to ditch Blood, and that it was supposed to change the world."
>>2354342Raven would look cute in Revan's outfit.
>>2354344>Beast Boy manages to convince her to do cosplay
>>2354319>>2354327"No," you tell her. "All I know is that it freaked the old me out enough to ditch Blood, and that it was supposed to change the world."Raven's brow creases in worry, and you wish that you could tell her more about what had happened back then. Truthfully, you haven't delved into your memories often lately. Between the terrible fear and rage that some of your early attempts caused, and the difficulty of even making such attempts, only to glean very little information, you haven't been putting much time or effort into unlocking more of your past."I've been dragging my feet on trying to remember more," you admit to your friend. "I've been afraid of going deeper, I guess."Raven looks at the ground, tensing for a moment before letting out a sigh and loosening up a bit. "If I helped you, would you be willing to try again?" she asks you.That's unexpected, and it makes you curious. "What, do you think you have some kind of idea of what he's doing?"Raven looks at you again, and this time, the fear in her eyes is unmistakable. That really answers your question before she can say a word, and you wonder just what she suspects that would instill that kind of terror in her. "I might just be paranoid," Raven tells you, sounding like she desperately wants to believe it, but doesn't really. "But if I'm right, your memory of that day should tell us for sure. I know these trips through your memories aren't something you enjoy, but I'm asking you to trust me to help you find the truth.">A. "Alright, I trust you.">B. "I'm sorry, Raven, but I don't want to remember.">C. "How can you help me? It's not like you can see inside my mind.">/>>D. Write-in
>>2354376>>A. "Alright, I trust you."
>>2354376>A. "Alright, I trust you."
>>2354376>>A. "Alright, I trust you."If it can help our friends and everyone else? Hell yea.
>>2354376>A. "Alright, I trust you."What's the worse that could happen?
>>2354389We get possessed by Blood, and Raven owes us a bass guitar.
>>2354394>inb4 we get possessed by one of Raven's half-brothers
>>2354402>inb4 we get possessed by one of Raven's emoticlones.Actually that'd be genuinely interesting. MoG. Do it. Just not Red.
>>2354378"Alright," you tell her. "I trust you."Raven smiles at that, a genuine, warm smile, something you don't see from her particularly often, that you've come to enjoy when you do. "Thanks," she says. "That means a lot."She takes a step closer, and a shadow forms around the two of you, plunging you into darkness for a few moments before you wind up in...more darkness. There's movement, then several candles light up, revealing that Raven's brought you to her room. For someone who doesn't like people in her room, she seems more than willing to welcome you into it at times.The two of you walk to the area usually used for meditation, with you taking a seat by the candles, and Raven taking one beside you. The candles light up, and Raven stares into the flickering flames. "What I want to try is....well, I've only ever done something like it with Robin and Starfire," Raven explains, sounding a little nervous. "If you don't want to, there's another way, but-"She takes a deep breath. "I want to see inside your mind. If you let me in, I can help you uncover the truth.">>A. "Inside my mind? You're serious?">B. "Sorry, but I don't want anybody else in my head after all this business with Blood.">C. "Alright. Give it a try.">D. "What's the other way?">/>>E. Write-in
>>2354442>A>C>E. "If you see anything stupid in there please ignore it."
>>2354442C>For someone who doesn't like people in her room, she seems more than willing to welcome you into it at times.
>>2354442>C. "Alright. Give it a try.">D. "But out of curiosity, what's the other way?"
>>2354442>>C. "Alright. Give it a try."
>>2354442>D.More academic curiosity than anything. I'm down for mind diving but curious.
>>2354442>C. "Alright. Give it a try."
>>2354449This is fine.
I wonder if Pete's head is just filled with prog rock clips/cliches. Like the heavy metal magazine but with prog rock.
>>2354506Probably some weird fetiches too.
>>2354510If he's a healthy teenage male he probably imagined all the titan girls naked at least once.Maybe some of the guys.>>2354506At least the soundtrack to his mindscape is good.
>>2354517From reading past threads I do get the impression Peter really likes strong women. Maybe he has a thing for femdom?
>>2354525With his competitive spirit, I would guess the power play is less about dominant and submissive, and more about a struggle for dominance.
>>2354517>>2354517except Jinx we don't hang out enough to have that kind of intimacy with her. What i want is to be a group of Peter's and they are all part of a vband keeping things in Main pete's mind in order.And if he didn't think of the titan girls naked he most likely imagined then in some very fetish outfit. Like all females in Heavy Metal usualy wear bikini armor or some skimpy sorceress outfit.
>>2354451"Alright, give it a try," you tell her, deciding that you trust her enough to do this. You're pretty sure that you've never willingly let someone in your mind before. Then again, who knows what kind of things you did during training with Blood? In any case, it's not something you're familiar with trying, but you're willing to let Raven do it. She hasn't steered you wrong so far. She seems surprised by how readily you agree to this method, but recovers quickly, her voice having a bit more warmth to it than usual when she begins to speak again."Okay, close your eyes and meditate," she instructs. "Focus on that memory, and try to make it appear to you. I'll be there to help you, and we'll find the truth."Nodding your head, and assuming the lotus position, you close your eyes, and begin to repeat the mantra that Raven taught you more than a month ago. "Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos...."All sights, sounds, and sensations fade around you, leaving nothing but your own mind to occupy its own thoughts. No sign of Raven, but she said she'll be along, so you trust her to-"Peter," her voice cuts through your thoughts, almost breaking your meditative concentration right there. As strange as it sounds, you gaze around through your subconscious, and soon see the form of your blue-cloaked friend. But, for a moment there, you swear you can see a gigantic, black bird in place of your friend's human form. The avian vision vanishes quickly, however, and you're left with the Raven you know. She's glancing around, just a bit, almost like someone coming into your room and taking everything in. It doesn't feel like snooping, she's just trying to get a sense of the place. Her presence seems to have shifted the form of your mindscape. Where you typically saw looking through your mind almost as standing in unending dark, looking for the lights that represent your memories, you now find yourself on a walkway, the ground beneath your mental feet similar to what you stood on during your battle with Blood. You and Raven walk to each other, and she lifts her hand to point into the air. Looking that way, you can see countless images and memories lining the "sky", the closest ones showing the events of the past few minutes. Some are single images; Raven's smile, Robin holding his gut, Beast Boy's conspiracy board, the image Robin showed of Bane, those sorts of things. >Continued
>>2354531>pete's inner emotions/powers are all band membersI like it. And the bikini armor too.
>Continued"Alright," Raven tells you. "All you need to do is focus on what you want to remember, and you'll be guided there."Sounds easy, but you know from experience that it can be extremely difficult to find what you're looking for in here. But, you want to test Raven's instructions, and remember a song you've listened to recently. In this case, there's no guiding involved, but the song seems to play all around you.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNvrhmSuiXQRaven looks at you, brow raised.>>A. "I thought this trip could use some ambiance.">>B. "What? Want me to pick another song?">>C. "Oh, come on, this is good music.">D. Keep the music on>E. Turn it off>F. Start looking for the memory>/>>G. Write-in
>>2354530That picture...i don't even want to know if that is real.
>>2354534>>E. Turn it off>>F. Start looking for the memory
>>2354534>>A. "I thought this trip could use some ambiance.">>B. "What? Want me to pick another song?"If no protest>F. Start looking for the memoryMusic is a good memory trigger, smug.>>2354535https://imgur.com/a/cmyYA
>>2354534>G. "It just feels right, you know?">F.
>>2354534I'll support >>2354541except the imgur link, I'm not gonna click that.
>>2354534>A>G :"Hmm maybe you don't like it? I can turn it of if you want me to. Oh i'm not focusing let's find this memory.">F
>>2354530>>2354525Could be, or he could find power attractive, feel free to psychoanalyze him all you want
>>2354541i don't even..god dammit internet.
>>2354559I'm pretty sure it's not a magical realm thing and it just worked out that all the girls he's around are strong women anyway, because superhero setting.
>>2354559That's a possibility. Really those 3 are the main ones.Power is usually attractive in submitting to it, struggling with it, or simply because it's inherently 'worthy'.
>>2354574Would explain why he worked with Blood in the first place. Say whatever you want about blood can't the guy has some pretty descent power.
>>2354568Peter could easily try to go out and get a normal girlfriend like cyborg's girl.
>>2354541>>2354556"I thought this trip could use a little ambiance," you tell her. Raven just shrugs her shoulders, gesturing for you to lead on to the memory. Maybe she approves of your taste in music, maybe she's afraid of what you'll find and wants you to enjoy yourself before you get there, maybe she just wants to get this done and doesn't care if you play music. Whatever her reason, it lets you decide to keep playing the music as the journey truly begins.The memory...Blood's office. Documents. Project 20:7. You focus on these aspects of what you saw, wanting to return to that memory and get a better look at what happened back then. As your thoughts focus toward this memory, a white glow appears in front of you, stretching out in a long line before solidifying into more ground for you and Raven to walk on. With you leading the way, the two of you take a very literal walk down memory lane, passing by many memories from different points in your life as you make your way toward your final goal. The path turns upward, and far above, you can see the memory you want. The two of you start up toward it, only to halt as you hear a voice ahead of you."Don't do this."That voice sounds just like your own, and when the speaker appears on the path, you find yourself looking at...well, yourself. It's a perfect replica of you, dressed all in yellow for some reason, and looking absolutely petrified as you and Raven draw closer. He actually shrinks back and retreats further up the path, stopping once he remembers that he's heading for that particular memory."Please, don't do this!" he pleads. "You don't want to know what happened! It was enough to make you abandon your entire life before. It's been suppressed for a reason!">>A. "Who are you?">>B. "What do you mean? Blood took my memories, didn't he?">C. "Get out of my way.">D. "Maybe I don't want to know, but I need to.">E. "Raven, I'm not so sure about this.">/>>F. Write-in
>>2354592And before you know it he's selling his relationship with Maria Janette to save some dying old lady.
>>2354600>>D. "Maybe I don't want to know, but I need to."
>>2354600>D. "Maybe I don't want to know, but I need to.">F. "If it's so bad, I need to stop it"
>>2354600>D.>G. Put a hand on Samuel's shoulder. "Its going to be okay."I think this fits in with how we talked about Rose. Things will absolutely go wrong, but we have faith that at the very end, it will be okay.
>>2354592How easy is it go hang out with normal people when you've got gang wars and psychic super villains trying to change the world? He's a bit busy to socialise with civilians, especially because he doesn't have a social circle outside of the Titans.>>2354600>>D. "Maybe I don't want to know, but I need to."
>>2354592It's actually implied in the comics that his current girlfriend is the reincarnation of that warrior woman from when he went back in time.
>>2354600>>B. "What do you mean? Blood took my memories, didn't he?"Hmmm...
>>2354559Now everyone understands why I put 10000+ Horsepower in the Peter-bowl chart.
>>2354630We should ask the titans to introduce Pete to Power Girl.>>2354618But that would only be a tangential connection to unnatural things!
>>2354641Or Wonder Woman. Her TTG form is adorable.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOU49HVzddA
>>2354655Can you imagine Pete awkwardly trying to chat up Wonder Woman with Donna nearby facepalming so hard that it goes into the richter scale?
>>2354661Pete is pretty smooth as long as he's not actively trying to impress someone. When he was bragging about games, it wasn't to make himself look good, it was to get the girls eager to compete.
>>2354665So far he's really been pretty straightforward and just enjoying his time / trying to make others enjoy as much as he is.
>>2354603"Maybe I don't want to," you admit to the other you. "But I need to."The other Peter shrinks away, then becomes surrounded by a brilliant light. That light takes the form of a floating orb, and the other Peter disappears. The light then approaches you, surrounding you, then vanishes as a warmth fills your thought form. You feel a twinge of confusion, and look to Raven, assuming she'd know exactly what just happened."In here, different parts of your mind and emotions can take form," Raven explains, looking impressed. "I'm pretty sure that we just saw your fear. And, since you have control over that emotion, you were able to make its "physical" form vanish, and return to your true self."Now that she mentions it, you do suddenly feel more nervous about this entire thing. But, like you told your other self, you might not want to go through with this, but you have to. With fear no longer blocking your path, you and Raven are able to climb to the end of the trail, standing before the memory the two of you have been looking for. It's almost as if a massive television screen is floating in front of you, and as you and Raven stare at it, the memory begins to play like a movie.You see yourself standing over a desk, looking down at a stack of papers and a series of folders. The folders have the names Simon, Samuel, Marissa, Ryan, and Paul. You know those names. Yours is among them, and the rest are other agents of the HIVE that you've worked closely with more than once. But, your mind is not focused on information about them, so that portion of the memory does not develop further. Instead, you take a look at the papers, noticing 20:7 written on the first page on top of the stack. Brother Blood probably typed this up. After all, it's in his office. You feel a sense of immense curiosity, and reach for the papers.The picture begins to fade, the sound vanishes, and it looks almost like TV static is beginning to cover the screen. Raven places a hand on your shoulder, and you feel a sudden surge of strength and energy."Your subconscious is trying to force us away from this memory," Raven explains to you. "You need to power through so we can see what happened!">>A. "My fear was right, I shouldn't look at this!">B. Use the power Raven's given you to force through the blockage and see the memory through.>>C. Give up>/>>D. Write-in
>>2354671>B. Use the power Raven's given you to force through the blockage and see the memory through.The unconscious mind has nothing on conscious effort!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM5WqJp7tUQ
>>2354671>B. Use the power Raven's given you to force through the blockage and see the memory through.I'm going to believe in Raven. This is probably going to suck but I'm trusting that it won't do permanent harm to Peter and that the information will be worth it.
>>2354671>>B. Use the power Raven's given you to force through the blockage and see the memory through.
>>2354671>BYeah because brute forcing something always works. I mean it works but i can't wait to see what will appear inside Pete because of it.
>>2354671>D. Raven, watch my back in case the real Blood decides to show up.>B.
>>2354675Raven's given you the strength to try and fight through this, so you're going to do exactly that, trusting that she knows what she's doing. As the images and sounds continue to fade, you focus with all of your mental might, willing for the pictures to become clear, and the sounds to return. Gradually, the static fades from the screen, the picture and sound return, and the memory resumes. You take the first page off of the stack, finding yourself greeted with some self-congratulating dribble written by Blood in which he praises his own skills and intelligence that have allowed him to achieve this "monumental accomplishment." Curiosity only grows in you. Is this that great honor Blood had spoken to you and your m-Darn, again with this. You keep focusing, and allow your past-self's thoughts to continue uninhibited.-other about before? Well, now you really need to know. You take that page off of the stack, and find yourself looking at what appear to be photographs of some kinds of ruins, with writings in a language you don't recognize inscribed on the wall. Not sure what you're supposed to be looking at, you take that page off the stack, finding one with actual writing and illustrations on it rather than typed letters and photographs. The writings aren't very detailed, saying things like "The source of my ancestor's power!", or "The one who will elevate me to even greater heights!"There's an illustration of flames, with what appears to be four glowing orbs floating within it. This symbol really means nothing to you, so you take that page off the stack, and look down to see-The images fade all together, the sound dying with them. You struggle to bring it back, but something stubbornly fights you, keeping you from restoring the memory. Another surge of energy flows through you, and you're finally able to bring it back.-some sort of symbol, like an S with two dots, on either side of the middle of the letter-Once again, the memory shuts down, and this time, Raven does not help you fight to get it back. In fact, as you look over, you see that Raven is no longer there. As you look back toward the memory, you are pushed away from it rapidly, back the way that you and Raven came. You keep trying to fight, but your meditative focus is broken when you hear Raven scream.Your eyes shoot open, and you look over to see a horrified Raven on her knees, staring at her hands as that symbol from your memory appears all over her body and face, glowing like a hellish fire as Raven looks at the ones on her palms with despair."No...." she whispers. "Not him...not again.">>A. "Again? This has happened before?">B. "Who are you talking about? What's going on?">C. "Raven, are you alright?! What's happening to you?">D. Don't say anything, get up and run to get the others>/>E. Write-in
>>2354710>>C. "Raven, are you alright?! What's happening to you?
>>2354710>C. "Raven, are you alright?! What's happening to you?"
>>2354710>C.Bingo, anon who guessed Trigon. And looks like we were 1/4th of the sacrifice to him.
>>2354710>C. "Raven, are you alright?! What's happening to you?">E. Teleport her to the others so we can get help
Also, updating peterbowl chart. Raven, Ongoing Story Arc = Yes.Also adding Trigon to the chart.
>>2354726Yep. We're in the Bad Parenting Act of the story.Poor Raven though, she doesn't deserve to go through this again.
>>2354710>CAWAKEN MY MASTERS!
On the plus side, this is probably good ammunition for convincing Marissa and Linus to leave Blood. As long as they believe it anyway.
>>2354713"Raven!" you shout to your horrified friend. "Are you alright? What's happening to you?"She looks at you, and the grief in her eyes feels like a punch in the gut."These symbols," she tells you, obviously referring to what's now covering her body. "They mean my father, Trigon is returning.">To be continuedThat's all for tonight, my friends. I hope you all had an enjoyable time despite the late start and late ending.Follow me @INSTIGATORQST to see schedule changes and updatesYou all know I love discussion, so go nutsThank you all for playing, I hope you had a good time.
>>2354738Thanks for running!The plot thickens.
>>2354738A lot happened either way, even if the span of time was short. Thanks for running!
>>2354737I guess, but how do you explain that to people?
>>2354738Well sunddely those gangs seem to be not so important now.
>>2354739>>2354744Thanks for playing!>>2354750Yes, that's how it seems.
Updated.Raven climbed a point, Trigon is now on the board with a 5+.I wasn't ready to drop Rose down a rank, since we don't know how long she'll be gone. If she's gone for another thread, I'll drop her down for ongoing arc.
>>2354771Why? There are characters that are part of the ongoing arc (including in the chart) that haven't shown in multiple issues, or at all. It's about whether or not they're related to it intrinsically.I'd say you should drop her stat if somehow we let go of the Slade/Blood/Gangs storyline and go directly to Trigon shenanigans.
>>2354773Fair point. I'll stand by.Also if anyone has questions or suggestions for the charts, feel free to let me know.
>There's an illustration of flames, with what appears to be four glowing orbs floating within it.Guess we and our friends are to be the sacrifice so Blood can ascend and so with his ascension Trigon will come to earth.
>>2354781I'm confused about cocaine. It should have +10000HP since that's the kick Pete will get of that silly dust ever gets into his nose.No really, a stimulant going into a guy whose powers are mental, sweet jesus.
>>2354785We'll get Snowflame to summon the elemental plane of cocaine and its inhabitants to do battle with them.
>>2354781There's one major character that's missing from the chart: PeterYes, it's weird, but he heard there's a Peterbowl going on and he likes to compete.
>>2354790What about Sam?Now that would be a weird romance.
>>2354789>mfw snowflame gets Trigon high on cocaine.
>>2354787>>2354790Fair. I will modify it. I'll post an up-to-date one next thread.>>2354792MoG, didn't get to ask last thread:>check social links
>>2354793Oh no. Oh golly. Once we get to that point we might as well just move to another planet. Justice League can't even touch that, it's not doable.
>>2354796Beast Boy: Good friendCyborg: Good friendRavager: Cherished friendRaven: Respected friendRobin: Trusted friendStarfire: Cherished friendTroia: Good friendSilkie: 4
>>2354799>Silkie 4WE LEVELED UP MOTHERFUCKERS
>>2354799>Silkie 4The Max unlock can't come fast enough.
>Raven: Respected friend>Respected friendGod dammit woman let me ve your friend!!!JUST OPEN A LITTLE BUT MORE!
>>2354818It means that you are her friend, and have earned her respect
>>2354823Oh...i didn't read it like that...ignore me please.
For convenience, and for sake of not making multiple charts per thread, here is a summary:Peterbowl StandingsMight Be a Rock2: Samuel, KatarouNo3: Roland Desmond, Ravager (Grant), Bane, Snowflame, Vic, Joe, Slade, Fang4: Robin, Brother Blood, Paul, Ryan, Cheshire, KittenWould Require a Change in Circumstances5: Kid Flash, Jinx, TrigonHas Waifu/Husbando Potential6: Peter, Wonder Girl, LinusActive Competitors 7: Ravager (Rose), Silkie, T-Car8: Raven, Starfire, Troia9: Cocaine>>2354823MoG, if it wouldn't be a spoiler, and/or is no longer relevant, what was the second route Raven was going to propose for getting memories.For everyone: Once Raven has got her shit back together we need to go back into our memories to 1. Get the specifics on Blood's plan, and 2. Collect our other Emoticlones for 100% story completion.
I wonder if Peter has the locations of any HIVE hideouts locked away in the ol' noggin and if Blood and company haven't changed them due to knowing that Peter's memory is fuzzy. It might be a way to finally take the initiative instead of waiting until the next time they try to capture Pete.
>>2354858New plan: Let Blood capture us.Blood: What's that? New watch?Peter: Borrowed, actually, from a guy named Jimmy Olsen.
>tfw Peter will never be able to invite Raven into his mind to listen to music with him again, because she'll always associate the first time it happened with finding out about Trigon
>>2354983That just means we'll hang out in her mind, and we'll get to hear what sort of music she likes. And if she has no taste, we'll know what to buy her next time we do a friend-shopping-adventure.
In hindsight, maybe we should have seen this coming when he let us name ourselves after King Crimson. I mean, that sounds like a title Trigon would have after all.
>>2355037Well, if things get really fucked, we get to depose the Crimson King in his own court. Then we will be King Crimson. And the real prog rock was the friends we made along the way.
>>2355041Hm, if we do that and lose an eye we'll be a double reference to Crimson kings and it'll all work out. Brilliant.
>>2355045And whoever wins the Peterbowl will bear us a Thousand Sons?
>>2355046I want Raven to win.
>>2355046One mortal womb cannot bear that many.
I've been entertaining the idea that once Peter renames himself King Crimson, he'd modify his metal mask to have a crown-like ornament. Nothing really fancy or elaborate....Or would that be too much?
>>2355171I have an idea how that design might work.
>>2355190Well you certainly have my attention.After a brief image search I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of picture attached. Not quite as large spikes and less ornamentation. And a more robust construction, can't have just any two-bit punk breaking it.
>>2355290Black helmet / metallic mask underneath. Crown like pic, with jaw guard extended over chin, fitting the form. Shortened side spikes, slightly less shortened central spikes, all of it red.Black mouthguard perhaps?Trying to draw it in a way that I find looks pleasing
>>2355171I'm not especially fond of his mask as is and adding a crown element to it would be too much. It'd be hard to make look cool, and even still kind of clashes with the martial arts half of our psychic martial artist schtick.I'm not crazy about changing our name to King Crimson either. Kid Crimson was always intended to be a placeholder name, I imagined we'd change our name as our powers expanded and we thought of a better one, or if/when we transitioned to adulthood, ala Nightwing. 'King' sounds like something a golden age hero or a modern megalomaniac might call themselves (so if we end up going the villain route due to Blood mindfuckery, I'm all for the idea, and will enjoy playing the role with gusto).If we DO end up going the King Crimson route anyway, and people really want a costume change to reflect that, I would do so by using the SUGGESTION of a crown instead. A forehead gem flanked by two smaller gems, embedded in our mask (or placed on our actual forehead, like Raven, because we're pretty good looking, have nice hair, and we should ditch the mask).
Red Shang-Chi style bodysuit with black armored areas (chest, shoulders, elbows - think batman bodysuit style armor). No symbol.Black batmask with closed chin, no ears. Same white lens eyes. Cover it with a nova-style red "crown", just with the lateral points going upwards and backwards rather than sideways.Perhaps shape the center bit like this rider's nose-forehead spikes, not a large crown, more like horns going down the forehead.
>>2355663Also, using Sam was a bad idea.Think Dick's mask, with thinner crown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X9RUOEOoNQDid Alex Jones predict Blood's plan?
>>2356126Why this video? There are Alex Jones clips of him literally talking about demons.Incidentally: I'm still not 100% sure that Peter getting away from the HIVE isn't part of some larger gambit by Blood.
>>2356209I picked the wrong one, I wanted the one with the interdimensional elites cabal that wants to summon some weird malefic evil because they want to transcend humanity.>larger gambitWhen Raven started acting up I thought that Blood might have placed something in our memories as a trap knowing that Raven would be the one to help us uncover his plan.
>>2356209Well if you notice Blood figured that Raven would try to help Peter to remember.Also if Sam lost his memories during the ritual Blood would either recover a elite minion who he was investing a lot of time or could use him to infultrate the Titans.Then as Peter slowly remebred Raven would find out about Trigon and the titans in a rush to stop Trigon's return Blood would use the Titans as a sacrifice instead of his elite minions.
>>2356224Well raven was the only one with powers to help us dig into our mind. He most likely was counting on Raven's fear of Trugon returning to push her paranoia as she said and force Pete to remember.I even played with the fun idea that the notes of him praising his plan and intelect was all a hubris he implanted in Sam's memory because Blood knew or suspected that Raven would be following along Pete during the mind dive.
>>2356224Possibly! We'll have to see how long Raven's full body tattoos last. I hope she grows her hair out again though. I always liked that look.Some paranoia fuel: Cartoon Blood canonically has a photographic memory. He memorized Cyborg's schematics, which allowed him to cyberize himself. He has no need to ever write anything down. A file for a plan might still exist, but the only reason for one would be if it was intended to be read by someone else. So, was the file meant to be a brief to be given to someone (possibly Sam, Simon, Marissa, Paul, and Ryan), or was it left their as a test or trap?Regardless of his intentions, Blood lost Samuel in the process and made Peter out of the leftovers. What was his intent? To replace Samuel and go through with the plan? To send a sleeper agent to the Titans? Did he have multiple contingencies? What was his best case scenario and what was his worst?
>>2356272What was his intent? He's a megalomaniac, most likely he wanted to keep a usefull and loyal servent and start from scratchTo replace Samuel and go through with the plan? To send a sleeper agent to the Titans?Both actually even if Pete didn't want to follow with the plan Blood now can use a sleep agent with the titans and use the four titans as a sacrifice instead of his four elite goons. Did he have multiple contingencies? Most likely he's a villan after all.What was his best case scenario and what was his worst?first that i can imagine is Pete doesn't remmeber who he's and slowly try to use blood as a crutch to rebuild his memories and keep with his plan without the titans knowing.Worst case pete runs and has no idea of who the hell he is and the fear of the unknow would make him more dependent of Blood's teachings. Most likely Pete's friends and family that he had in the Hive would help blood into Pete's indoctrination.And i think Bloods worst scenario is his plan failling and him having to start everything from the bottom.
MoG, saw your twitter post. Don't have one, but I of course encourage you to run if you're up for it.
>>2356684Might have a game eh? Cool
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>>2357010Gold Leader standing by. Good to have you back, sir.
>>2357010While you're glad that Raven appears to be in no physical danger, what she just said to you makes clear why she looks so absolutely terrified. Her father, Trigon? The demon that nearly ended the world before? He's coming back? Okay, yeah, that is a perfect reason to be freaking out. It might explain why that memory was repressed; you could see the end of the world freaking out your old self enough to leave Blood. Well, too late now, you saw again, you saw that Blood's trying to bring in Trigon, and you're a little....well, horrified. Okay, breathe, Peter. Breathe. It'll be alright. The Teen Titans stopped Trigon once before. If they did it once, they can do it again, right? But if it's as simple as that, why does Raven look more afraid than you've ever seen her? Does she not believe they can do it again?Oh, God, Marissa and Simon. If finding out about this is what caused you to leave, then they probably know nothing about it. They don't seem entirely heartless. Maybe they'll listen to reason if you tell them just what Blood's planning.Focus. One thing at a time. You aren't the only one freaking out here. Raven...you've never seen her like this. The usually stoic and level-headed young woman has gone from zero to ten in the last minute.>A. "It'll be alright, Raven. You stopped him before, right?">B. "What are we going to do? This is bad...">C. "Look, all we have to do is stop Blood, and we won't have to worry about Trigon.">>D. Call the others and tell them to come to Raven's room>/>>E. Write-in
>>2357043How panicked is Raven right now? If she's not coming down on her own already then:>E. Hold her hand, look her in the eye and start doing your breathing exercises.If she's coming down on her own, then:>C.
>>2357043>>C. "Look, all we have to do is stop Blood, and we won't have to worry about Trigon."
>>2357080>Hold her hand
>>2357101Its not a lewd hand hold, I swear! Its a 'hey I'm here,' physical anchor thing. I don't know if you've ever had experience with anxiety attacks, but for me and some of my friends who also had them, it helps.
>>2357043>>A. "It'll be alright, Raven. You stopped him before, right?">>>D. Call the others and tell them to come to Raven's room
>>2357108Nah, I get you, I've had plenty of those.
>>2357101Also, our breathing exercises would probably be pretty good for us too right now.
>>2357080>E. Hold her hand, look her in the eye and start doing your breathing exercises.There's probably nothing Pete can say that will really make her feel better, and she'll probably appreciate the chance to calm down before we talk to the others.
>>2357080I like it
>>2357043And I messed up linking to the main post, like I always do when I support a write-in.My vote is >>2357119
>>2357119Basically my reasoning. All the other answers feel... inadequate for panic.
>>2357112solidarity fist bump
>>2357080Not really knowing what else to do, you reach out and take one of Raven's hands, wanting to give her something of a physical anchor to help her snap out of it. You don't think there's anything you can say in this moment to stop the overwhelming terror she's feeling. She looks in your direction upon feeling the physical contact. You sit there, looking her in the eye, and begin going through the breathing exercises she taught you soon after the two of you met, wordlessly attempting to help her snap out of it. Raven's eyes begin to lose that far-off look they had, and soon, she grips your hand, going through the exercises herself until she calms down enough to think straight.She lets go of your hand, standing up and waving hers. That's when you notice that all of the candles in the room have gone out, and the light that allowed you to see your friend was coming from those symbols covering her body, which have now begun to fade as the candles begin to flicker once again."Thank you," Raven says, no longer looking at you. She turns and starts toward one of several book-shelves that occupy her room, searching for one in particular, by the looks of things. Quickly finding what she was looking for, she pulls out a white-covered book, then moves toward a shelf stocked with all sorts of strange items; liquids you don't recognize, claws and eyes from various creatures, a variety of salts and spices, a crystal ball, and some boxes of which you cannot guess the contents.As you let Raven do whatever she's trying to do, you feel yourself growing weary. You really feel like resting right now."Alright...I have everything I need to put some more powerful warding spells around the tower," she says, more to herself than you. "This time, we'll be ready..."She places the book atop the shelf, then turns back to you, pulling up her hood with magic rather than just using her hands for whatever reason."We should tell the others," she says to you.>>A. "I'll call them and tell everyone to meet in the living room.">>B. "How do you think they'll take the news?">>C. "I feel like you should do most of the talking. You understand the situation better than I do.">D. "I don't know, Raven, I'm feeling really tired...can I take a nap first?">E. Go to the living room>/>>F. Write-in
>>2357204>>A.>>C.Being weary shouldn't be an issue as long as we don't push our powers or meditation until we get a good nap in.>white covered bookInteresting.
>>2357204>>A. "I'll call them and tell everyone to meet in the living room."
>>2357204>A. "I'll call them and tell everyone to meet in the living room."
>>2357204>D. "I don't know, Raven, I'm feeling really tired...can I take a nap first?"
>>2357204>>D. "I don't know, Raven, I'm feeling really tired...can I take a nap first?"
>>2357219"I'll call them and tell everyone to meet in the living room," you tell Raven, already heading for the door. "Alright, I'll be there in a minute or two," she assures you, walking toward her bed.It looks like she plans to meditate or do more breathing exercises before she joins the team to discuss this matter. That's probably for the best. Something like this is going to require her to keep level-headed, especially after a freak-out like the one she had before. You leave her in peace and quiet, stepping out into the hall and pulling out your communicator.You set the call to go to Beast Boy, Cyborg, Robin, Starfire, and Troia, quickly telling them to meet in the living room, as something important has come up. They all quickly assure you that they're on their way, and you put your communicator back in your pocket, walking the rest of the way to the living room.Robin and Cyborg are already there, with Starfire arriving moments after you, and Beast Boy showing up shortly after that. Troia makes her way in about a minute later, and as she sits down on the sofa, Raven enters the room, coming to stand in front of the sofa beside you."Everyone," she addresses the team. "Peter and I did some digging, and we know what Blood's up to.""You do?" Robin asks in genuine surprise. "How?""Like I said, we did some digging," Raven repeats, not going into further detail without your permission.>A. "We looked through my memories, and got a little more information. Brother Blood is trying to summon Trigon.">B. "Yeah, we did some digging.">C. Keep quiet and have Raven continue>/>>D. Write-in
>>2357300>>A. "We looked through my memories, and got a little more information. Brother Blood is trying to summon Trigon."
>>2357300>A. "We looked through my memories, and got a little more information. Brother Blood is trying to summon Trigon.">D. Tell them that we got that from those notes, which led us to defecting, so they can come up with their own conclusions
>>2357300>A. "We looked through my memories, and got a little more information. Brother Blood is trying to summon Trigon."
>>2357300>Ci guess her way of doing stuff isn't exactly well viewed? I mean i know Pete was okay with it and all but.
>>2357311>>2357300Nevermind, changing it to C
>>2357323It's more of a "I don't want to talk about what went on in his mind without his permission, especially with how painful the process was."
>>2357329He can just nod and have her continue, it's not like Pete seems very bothered by that part
>>2357323You nod for Raven to continue, not particularly caring if she reveals where the two of you got your information on Blood's plans. "We dug through Peter's memories," Raven explains with your approval. "We saw a part of his memory of leaving Blood. He found some papers written about Project 20:7, and found a symbol we're all familiar with. The mark of Scath.""What?!" Beast Boy shouts in disbelief. The sudden looks of extreme worry on the faces of your friends tell you more than enough about just how dangerous the situation is, if Raven's previous freak-out didn't already do so. You now also have a name to put to the symbol you saw, so that's something, you guess."Brother Blood is attempting to summon Trigon," Raven tells them. "How's that possible?" Cyborg asks her. "I thought you killed Trigon."Raven shakes her head, lowering her head. "I couldn't destroy him altogether. The most I could do was banish him from our dimension and hope that he wouldn't be able to come back.""It looks like he's gone back to recruiting old enemies," Robin remarks. "First Slade, now Brother Blood.""But when we fought the Brother Blood, he did not wear the mark of Scath as Slade did," Starfire points out. "Why is that?""I don't know," Raven admits. "Maybe Trigon wasn't close enough to give him the powers he gave Slade. But he is now."Beast Boy frowns. "You mean..."She nods. "The marks appeared on my skin. Trigon is coming.">A. What can we do to stop him?>B. "We need to find Blood as quickly as possible, and take him down.">C. "Do you think this is why Slade wanted to work with us? Did he know?">D. Say nothing>/>>E. Write-in
>>2357382>A. What can we do to stop him?
>>2357382>E. "Raven, when we were in our memories, looking through Blood's plan, did you get a clear picture of how he intends to summon Trigon?" wordlessly imply that if there wasn't, Peter might have to go back under. ...Once he takes a nap.
>>2357382>E. I also saw the symbol of four spheres inside a draw resembling a flame. Now i'm no occult specialist but i saw enough movies. Maybe to complete his transformation Blood needs four sacrifices? I wonder if i was supposed to be one of those.
>>2357409I'd like to point out that your team had five members
>>2357452Marissa, Paul, Ryan, Linus, Samuel right?Cyborg, Robin, Beast Boy, Starfire, Raven. Also 5.
>>2357452So I'd guess it would be 4 for the sacrifice, and one as a physical link for Trigon to Earth. Which may also explain why Samuel ran away, cause he doesn't want his friends and sister killed to make him a meat puppet for Not-Satan.
>>2357394"What can we do to stop him?" you ask."We can find Blood and take him down," Cyborg declares, rising from the sofa. "And this time, we make sure he never comes back."Most of the others look at Cyborg with concern, though Troia does not seem really opposed to the idea. You guess amazons are all about finishing things once and for all. "We'll stop Blood," Robin promises, standing up. "But we need to know more before we go after him."That makes sense; walking into a fight with somebody like Blood completely blind would just be foolish. The smart thing is to know what you're getting yourself into. But, unfortunately, Cyborg doesn't really seem to see it that way, if the look on his face is any indication."He's trying to summon freaking Trigon!" Cyborg shouts at the team leader. "What more do we need to know?!""Uh....where he is?" Beast Boy suggests."That's not a problem," Cyborg assures him, looking to you. "It's got to be in Peter's memories somewhere, right? Him and Raven can just track it down for us, then we go in there and take Blood apart!">A. "I'm willing to try and find where he is.">B. "I don't think it's going to be that easy. I don't remember much, but I do know that Blood has a lot of people working for him, including a team specially trained to take down the Titans.">>C. "If we go after Blood. I have one condition. We try not to kill Marissa, my old team, or my mother.">D. Don't add anything right now. Let the others sort this argument out>/>>E. Write-in
>>2357481>B. "I don't think it's going to be that easy. I don't remember much, but I do know that Blood has a lot of people working for him, including a team specially trained to take down the Titans.">E. "He may have changed locations since I joined you guys."
>>2357481>A. "I'm willing to try and find where he is.">E. "But we may have to consider that Blood wants us to find him like this. Maybe we should contact the other titans or... someone else?"
>>2357481>>B. "I don't think it's going to be that easy. I don't remember much, but I do know that Blood has a lot of people working for him, including a team specially trained to take down the Titans.">>>C. "If we go after Blood. I have one condition. We try not to kill Marissa, my old team, or my mother."
>>2357481>B.>A.>E. After I rest. I don't want to risk giving Blood a back door to me or a heads up to what we're doing.I think C doesn't really need to be said, Heroes don't kill (except maybe Donna?)
>>2357481>A. "I'm willing to try and find where he is.">>E. "But whatever we do, I'm going to need some rest soon. Uncovering that memory took a lot out of me"I feel like C almost goes without saying?
>>2357506Most of them have that understanding, but there are exceptions. Starfire killed one of the gordonians that enslaved her, Donna goes by the "show mercy, but understand when someone truly bad needs to be put down" way of thinking. Cyborg is willing to kill in the case of Blood, Robin once tried to break Slade's neck, Beast Boy tried to flat out kill Slade more than once, and Raven, well, I don't recall her actively trying to kill before.And Rose goes without saying
>>2357548We can just tell them that the morons working for Blood don't know what they're actually working towards, so I guess non-lethal for mooks?
>>2357488>>2357490B and A are tied
>>2357570I'll remove B from mine, leaving A to break the tie if necessary, but I'd prefer both.
>>2357570I wouldn't mind merging, thoug htey seem to be > only options.
>>2357488>>2357490"I'm willing to try and find where he is," you tell Cyborg. "But, he may have changed locations since I joined you guys, and we may want to consider that he wants us to find him like this. Maybe we should contact the other Titans or...someone else?""He's got a point," Robin tells Cyborg. "I want you to get in contact with Titans East. Starfire, you contact Kid Flash and Jinx. I'm going to get my friend to see what they can dig up on Blood and the HIVE. Raven, I-""I'm going to put warding spells up around the tower," she cuts him off. "Then I'm going to look into ways to block Blood's brainwashing powers.""Alright," Robin tells her with a shrug. "Beast Boy, I want you to see if you can find Thunder and Lightning. We might need them when it's time to face Blood.""On it!" the green Titan declares, rushing out of the room and pulling out his communicator."Peter," Robin addresses you. "You call Rose.">A. "Alright.">B. "Alright, but I need to rest after that.">C. "Maybe calling her so soon isn't the best idea.">D. "Should we be putting all of our efforts into this? What about the gangs?">/>>E. Write-in
>>2357620>>C. "Maybe calling her so soon isn't the best idea."
>>2357620>B. "Alright, but I need to rest after that."
>>2357620>B.>E. Text Rose instead of calling her if possible. 'We uncovered Blood's plan, and its bad. We need you."
>>2357620>>B. "Alright, but I need to rest after that."
>>2357637"Alright," you tell him. "But, I'm going to need a rest after that."Robin nods in understanding. "That's fine. You've earned it, and we'll need your mind rested if you and Raven are going to keep going through those repressed memories. So let Rose know what's going on, then go get some sleep. It's not like we're going after Blood today."Relieved to hear that, you step out of the room, walking the halls toward your own and pulling out your communicator, which you quickly use to call Rose. You're greeted by her unmasked face on your communicator, so she must either be in public, or have reached her safe house."Hey, Pete," she greets. "What's up?"Doing as Robin asked, you fill her in on the situation, giving the basic rundown of what you know, and what the Titans are doing at the moment. Ultimately, you don't know when Robin plans to move against Blood, or what exactly the plan is when the madman is found. But, she seems to get the gist from this information."I'll remain in Jump City, then," she assures you. "Contact me when you know more.">>A. "Will do.">B. "Goodbye." (Hang up and go get some sleep)>C. "Oh, while I've got you, I wanted to talk about something." (Specify)
>>2357703>>>A. "Will do.">>B. "Goodbye." (Hang up and go get some sleep)
>>2357703>>A. "Will do.">B. "Goodbye." (Hang up and go get some sleep)She seems alright still, which is relieving.I can't think of anything we need to ask or tell Rose. Do we need to ask or tell her anything?
>>2357703>>A. "Will do.">>B. "Goodbye." (Hang up and go get some sleep)Not even a "thank you?" Damn, who raised you Pete?
>>2357731Hmm, agreed actually, seems a bit cold. Maybe he should say that?
>>2357731>>2357745Thirding a 'thank you'. We've displayed scrupulous manners before, no need to stop now.
>>2357703>>B. "Goodbye." (Hang up and go get some sleep)
>>2357731I'll second in adding a thank you.
>>2357731>>2357723"Will do," you tell her. "Thank you. Goodbye."With that, you end the call, then head to your room, quickly climbing under the covers, resting your head on the pillow, and quickly falling into a restful sleep."Someone's been doing some digging around in here," the last voice you want to hear right now declares. "Find anything interesting?"You find yourself in the mindscape that you and Raven walked before, and you know that Brother Blood is in here with you. But, as you look for him, you just can't seem to find him. "Oh, what's this?" you hear him ask from somewhere out in the dark. "Oh my, Peter. Perhaps you shouldn't have looked at that. You know what they say, my boy. Some things are better left buried.">To be continuedAnd that, good people, is where we will call it a night. I hope everyone had some fun.As always, you know I love discussion, and my twitter is @INSTIGATORQSTThank you all for playing
>>2357843Thanks for running, see ya man.
>>2357856Thanks for playing
>>2357843Thanks for running!The plot suddenly accelerated by a lot. Was this intentional? How far into the story you wished to tell are we? It suddenly feels like we're at the precipice of the end, and I'm in no rush.
>>2357860You've still got some more places to go with the Blood storyline, and that probably won't be the only one so long as you survive
>>2357870Cool. Also we should get ourselves a Deadman back up, just in case.
>>2357870If Pete dies we just need to wait for the next reboot
>>2357917If Pete dies, we'll just have to wait for him to get resurrected. Hell, even Jason Todd came back from the dead, all bets are off.
>>2357931Well, it'll be a ride for sure.
Been thinking about character death.As MoG intimated, Peter dying in his story is a real possibility and that's fine. It builds tension and creates stakes. But its tricky to make it feel both fair and satisfying.Given that there are means by which you can come back to life in the DC universe, I hope that if death happens, it doesn't stick unless 1. it feels like a satisfying conclusion to Peter's story, 2. It ends the game due to lack of interest.Death and resurrection is of course done to death, but I think that it could still make for an interesting arc. For instance, what if Peter suffers ego death and we play Samuel for a while? Or if Peter dies, but he's resurrected as an undead ala Slade and has to figure a way to come fully back to life. Or perhaps his body dies but his psyche survives, and he's stuck sharing headspace with another character (hero or villain).
>>2358572Psionic possession sounds fun.
While I'm down to give Blood the silent treatment again, this might be a rare opportunity to manipulate Blood.The goal of course is to convince him to not summon Trigon, but barring an argument that completely stuns MoG I do not expect it to work. An anticlimax here would not be satisfying story telling. We may get him to spill the beans on the finer points of his plan or even get him to hesitate and push back his time table, both wins.The strategy would be the same as in our interrogation: turn our biggest obstacle against itself. In this case, Blood's ego. We need to walk a fine line, alternatingly stroking and wounding his narcissism, but with well delivered argument. Even if he could go ape shit on our brain, that'd be admitting defeat. He’s a talker and confident of his intellectual superiority, his go-to response would be to counter our arguments in a way to demonstrate his superiority and ideally instill fear or despair. If we call descend into insults or poorly thought out arguments he’ll have nothing to prove and will just kick our asses. Warning though: if we well and truly dash his plans, he'll kick our asses anyway, but hopefully we'll have bought enough time that someone else could help.
>>2359888I don't see how we can appeal to him other than point out that he'll still be a bottom bitch, if Trigon comes.
>>2360144I'm working on an outline.
Here's an outline on how to manipulate Blood.Set low expectations but create intrigue so he has a reason to listen, even if it's only to laugh at our foolishness. 'I saw enough to know that you plan to summon Trigon, and to see your plan is fataly flawed.’Set down what amounts to a non argument in Blood's mind, but instantly reject it. Each time we reject our own argument we give him a chance to underestimate us and then prove him wrong, gradually building our credibility. It's also possible we inadvertently credit him uncovering a mistake he didn't consider. 'I mean, yes, it will fail because the Teen Titans will beat Trigon again, but that's not why.’ This is especially potent if we're revealing new information. 'You knew that, right? That the Titans beat Trigon. You might not remember it because we were all dead at the time.’Present the central threat and a poor argument then refute it. 'Trigon will kill you at his earliest convenience. He’s not going to spare you out of gratitude. You aren't an ally, in his eyes, you're a pawn. But you're not naive. You know that. You have a plan to make yourself indispensable. Maybe you plan on manipulating him. He’s powerful but as long as he has desires you can discover you can prepare leverage.’Point out a flaw in the reasoning you present Blood. 'The moment you stop being beneath contempt is the moment Trigon starts planning on when to dispose of you. If you miscalculate at all, it will be instant. Even still, that's no way to live. You plan to use him and get rid of him or seize his power for yourself.’Present the underlying flaw that will make your premise too. 'But you feel comfortable with that. You've considered the risks, and you can thread that needle long enough to achieve your goals. And that's the flaw. The longer you live the more certain it is that you make a mistake. Your weakness is that you overestimate yourself and underestimate your opponents. Once you decide you’ve considered every possibility you refuse to consider that you might overlooked something. That's how Cyborg beat you, isn't it? And Cyborg is no Trigon.’Bonus: Blood realizes we're manipulating him by exploiting his ego right now, driving the point home and pissing him off royally.royally.
>>2360262Sorry about the formatting. I wrote it in Google docs and it didn't keep the numbering and paragraph breaks.
>>2360262Pretty interesting idea. I'm up for actually engaging with him and analyzing the situation, while trying to stimulate him to engage us back in order to prove his own line of thought / planning - therefore revealing important information or at least reassessing his plans.
>>2360296That's the beauty of the outline. We might be missing something or be way off base, but because of the way it's laid out, Blood won't be able to resist showing off how much smarter he is than us... Which is still walking into a verbal trap made possible because of his towering ego. And again, the moment he realizes he fell for it, he's going to be pissed.
>>2360339>>2360296>>2360288>>2360262>>2360235>>2360144>>2359888>Trying to out-manipulate BloodI am proud of your ambition, anons.
>>2360537Thank you, MoG.
>>2360537I'm convinced Pete is actually a really smart cookie who hasn't had time to fully develop his talents, what with him being technically only a couple months old.
>>2360537Also, to be clear, we're not trying to out-manipulate Blood, just regular manipulate him. That's easier. His personality problems are just huge shiny buttons and are easy to push.>>2360572Fits. He's smart, driven, polite, and as Sam, obedient. There's a reason Blood chose him.
While we're throwing out ideas, maybe it would be possible for Peter to pretend to be so pants-shittingly terrified of Trigon that he wants to rejoin Blood now? I think the current circumstances would provide a believable explanation for Peter's sudden change of heart. The pluses and minuses I came up with are:+Peter may avoid getting tortured inside his own mind again.+Blood may reveal something useful such as the location of one of his safehouses (very unlikely, imo).+To prove his "loyalty" Peter may be able to dangle something Blood wants (leading one or more of the other Titans into a trap, lowering the Tower's defenses) in order to set up a trap of our own and an opportunity to capture some of his henchmen.-Blood may see through it and torture Peter extra hard-Blood may ask for a test of loyalty that Peter is unable to work to his advantage.-Even if Peter successfully orchestrates a confrontation with Blood's goons, it could go terribly wrong for the Titans.-Whether or not we get anything out of it this time, the 'false defection' plan will never work on Blood again.Note that this plan makes me feel morally uncomfortable so feel free to tear it apart.
>>2360791The biggest barrier to this plan is that we don't know how much info Blood has through our mental link. If we tried to coordinate with the Titans on an infiltration plan we might completely give ourselves away and walk into a trap. And as for infiltration without coordinating with the Titans, we saw how that went for Robin when he created Red X.I also just wouldn't feel comfortable fighting our friends, whether they were in on it or not.
>>2358572>we pull a Dr.Manhattan>essentially becoming a PHYSICAL psychic constructI can dig it.
>>2361148Really engrossing videogames disrupt our concentration and cause our physical form to wink out, rendering us incapable of defeating anyone ever again.
>>2361148What would his new name be?Crimson Spectre? Red Revenant?
>>2361269Would we want to advertise the fact that we're a psychic construct?
>>2361277I imagine it'd be clear that he is not human by the glowy floaty deal.So a name that meshes well with that appearance is very thematic.What do you think they'll call the Ghostbusters on us?
>>2361317I didn't imagine him being glowy. I just imagined him looking exactly the same, since the idea was a physical psychic construct. Being able to discorporate and so forth would be a pretty cool thing to have in our back pocket, particularly since it'd be hard to distinguish from our teleportation.
>>2361328He did mention Doctor Manhattan. I figure a psychic construct wouldn't look human unless it had some for of shapeshifting or telepathy that can project an appearance.Or the construct looks just like his human form but that sounds weirder to me than being a giant glowstick.
>>2361338That's true. I took physical and made the mental jump to 'looks identical, except its a fake'.UnrelatedHey MoG, what's Pete's max distance on teleport (to date?) I'm remaking his M&M sheet for fun. Figure he's bumped up a few PLs, though he's still not quite at the same level as the other Titans.
Kid Crimson, PL 8, for Mutants and Masterminds 3e:https://pastebin.com/RXSWNk9PAs a point of reference, these are the official PLs for the other Titans, according to the DC Adventures Heroes & Villains guide. They represent the adult versions of the Titans, but given this is based on the cartoon I figure these numbers fit when accounting for a 'central characters' bump: Beast Boy (PL 10, but varies based on his current form), Cyborg (PL 10), Nightwing (PL 10), Raven (PL 10), Starfire (PL 11), Donna Troy (PL 13), Ravager (PL 10).
>>2361468Nice work anon. I figure Pete hasn't really gone all out (except that one time), due to his limitations, so I expect him to climb even in terms or M&M game mechanics.On a secondary note, I figure we should ask Robin for some gear. Those bombs, sticky bombs, gas grenades, maybe a gun shaped object that fires something that isn't a bullet?
>>2361598Yeah, my first iteration had Peter at PL 6, the equivalent of a very skilled soldier, but not really superhero tier. Now he's PL 8, on the low end of a superhero, but with lots of room to grow yet.Against Katarou, he broke his PL cap for sure, and not just with Extraordinary Effort. Assuming Katarou was, at the moment, Wonder Woman tier, and matched his strength, he hit PL 16. If Katarou was Superman tier, then Peter hit PL 19.I don't know if we really need gear. (Punch) is an invisible nonlethal bullet. (Hold) is incredible lock-down, and (Push) is a great tactical option. We have excellent maneuverability and solid defenses, all of which can be further developed. The only thing we lack is crowd control, and we might be able to achieve that through training our powers.A P-Car would be cool for patrols. We can fly, but its easier to eat pizza and listen to music in a car. Or maybe if we're not old enough for a driver's license, a P-Sidecar, for when we patrol with Robin or Rose.
>>2361625The gear would be useful if for instance, his powers were temporarily disabled, or he is too tired, or to complement his powers.I'm also all for combining different types of attacks to throw off enemies. The gear isn't to suplant the powers entirely.Seriously, reying entirely on powers is a good way to get screwed.
>>2361647True, and pushing them too hard can have disastrous results (losing control, weakening of your mental defenses, exhaustion, and even burning yourself out entirely).>>2361598Samuel was quite competent with blasters as well as normal fire-arms
>>2361647You're not wrong, however I would prefer to stick with powers, and hone our stand-alone martial arts as a back up, for thematic clarity. I acknowledge this is purely a style decision rather than a practical one.I'd be open to some gadgets that either give us utility our powers lack, or give us an exit option in the event that we're too tired/injured/etc to fight.
>>2361686We could use things that complement martial arts AND tk, like a staff, or dual clubs, weird eastern shit like rope darts.The smoke / normal bombs can be a dual trick, since we can throw them, miss and levitate them back like a boomerang, or hold them mid air for an airburst. Or even as escape methods. The gun would just be nice because Pete is good with it, but I admit it's not really something I want badly.
>>2362971Yeah, doesn't fit his aesthetic. Pre cyberization, Blood did just fine with just powers and martial arts. That's the goal I aspire to (minus mind control and being evil).
I seem to be in the minority but I'm personally in favor of getting a blaster and using it as a supplement to Peter's powers. When we're talking the imminent summoning of Trigon, I think it is silly to ignore anything that could be an immediate upgrade to Peter's combat ability. Furthermore, if guys like prison guards have blasters, I can't imagine there will be a huge opportunity cost when it comes to acquiring one.
>>2363010I'm just saying that's not optimal, and walking into Trigon + Blood with less than we could because "we can do just fine" sounds honestly kinda... arrogant.
>>2363259Yes. From a game perspective, you're absolutely right. I was just talking about from a storytelling perspective, where having a cohesive theme (psychic martial artist) won't inconvenience the character in the story unless you want it to.
>>2363294From a roleplaying perspective, it would make complete sense for people who are shitting their pants over how to deal with an enemy to throw everything and the kitchen sink.From a storytelling perspective, you're choosing an arbitrary theme to go with and saying we shouldn't complement it with useful things because they break said theme.
>>2363300I apologize if this post comes off as rude.
>>2363300Exactly so.I'm not saying we have to go my route, just what my personal preference is.>>2363300No, it just sounded like you didn't quite get that I agree with you.
>>2363311Well, yeah. I just feel like I get cranky and assholeish when I haven't caught up with my sleep, so I preemptively apologize sometimes, just in case.
Imo, gun-fu + powers is no more or less of a cohesive theme than unarmed fighting + powers. Though I do admit that I hope things don't get as bloody as a John Woo film.
>>2363343Well, anon, I appreciate you doing so.There is a balance point on game vs storytelling in TTQ and this conversation is sort of feeling out where it is. For instance, even if it would be potentially useful, no one has advocated for Raven, Starfire, Beastboy, or Donna to get a utility belt.>>2363360(Punch) kind of makes guns less meaningful, except as a back up if we tire ourselves out.A gun or blaster makes narrative sense for Peter, as an inheritance from Samuel, though it doesn't jive with my sense of his aesthetic (something less gunshaped but still good for shooting? I could be persuaded).
>>2363375I mean, I wouldn't expect Donna to get tired of using powers and need something to back her up, but I get what you mean.I guess an alternative to guns would be something likehttp://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Widow%27s_Gauntlets
>>2363392Also, another back up alternative that fits the martial arts thing.
>>2363392>>2363397Both fair.I've already made my position clear: the sexiest back up weapon is just being really good at martial arts.
>>2363400Fair enough, though realistically he's at this point just an elite mook. I doubt we have faced anyone, outside perhaps Fang and the drug dealer (and even then, he had a gun so it's dubious) who we could've beaten with Pete's current level of martial arts - without using powers.
>>2363409Agreed. I've advocated working on our martial arts (without powers) before. Mostly so we could develop the ability to anticipate our opponents, like Rose recommended, but also to improve our fundamentals, which will contribute to the martial arts half of the psychic martial artist thing we have going on. That plus us adding a workout to our routine.
>>2363432It would probably be a good if he tried to study some MA apart from Rose and Robin though, so he isn't entirely derivative of Hive + Batman + Rose's styles.
>>2363446Sure. Though I don't think that's an immediate priority, given we still have a lot left to learn, and HIVE, Batfamily and Wilson styles are a pretty diverse. If they have a shared weakness is their preference for using gadgets and weapons. There are plenty of people we could theoretically study under. Wildcat would be a great start. Lady Shiva would be a great ending point.
>>2363375>no one has advocated for Raven, Starfire, Beastboy, or Donna to get a utility beltPeople would be suggesting things for the other Titans, however, if something in the narrative repeatedly hinted at it though. This is also why I'm completely puzzled why you are so certain that blasters will irreparably harm Peter's style or aesthetic. No anon brought up the blaster stuff until it started appearing within the actual quest. Given that MoG came up with the idea himself, I would be shocked if he didn't already have an idea of how to neatly incorporate blasting with all of Peter's other skills.
>>2363457>wildcatCount me in>>2363471Pete is clearly a persona protagonist.
>>2363471Don't misunderstand. Its a personal preference thing. There's plenty to justify Peter adding a blaster to his repertoire, I just feel it dilutes the psychic martial artist theme and would prefer to go without it.Its not a practical choice, its a meta-decision based on defining Peter's identity as a character in a story. If we decide we need a back up blaster, the narrative would reward that decision in a situation where we're can't use our powers (due to power fatigue) but can still fight due to our blaster. Likewise, if we were to eschew a blaster but were to work hard to hone our martial arts, the narrative would also reward us. The issue is addressing Peter's weaknesses, not how we do so. The advantages of a blaster is that it is less time intensive to aquire, has range, and its strength isn't effected by being tired. The advantages of developing mundane fitness and martial arts is that its far harder to take away from us and will improve are over all performance when tired.
>>2363515*our overall performance (when tired or otherwise).
>>2363515>Its not a practical choice, its a meta-decision based on defining Peter's identity as a character in a story. Alright. I can't help but feel that if Peter decides to leave his HIVE weapons training on the table while making use of HIVE martial-arts training it will feel like a completely arbitrary decision on his part.I also don't share your assumptions that future encounters will be equally manageable no matter how we choose to develop Peter or that acquiring a blaster will necessarily retard the development of Peter's powers or physical attributes. Now that I know that's what you're thinking, however, I see where you are coming from. Thanks for discussing this with me.
>>2363635Thanks for chatting. I just want to clarify a few last things. If there's nothing else to add afterward, this is probably a good time to move on to other topics.>What to leave on the table is arbitraryDepends on how you frame it. If its framed as 'fits into psychic martial arts aesthetic', then eschewing the blaster but keeping the martial arts makes perfect sense. Granted, how hard we cleave to the aesthetic IS arbitrary.>equally manageable.The difference between having a blaster or refined martial arts as a back up will depend on MoG. The difference could be vast, situational, or nonexistent. Probably situational, but we can't answer with certainty here.>retard the development of Peter's powers or physical attributes.I never implied this. My preference is purely a matter of style, and I won't pretend otherwise. When I contrasted the two it was in regards to them answering a question (what do we do when we can't use our powers?).In all likelyhood, we'll do both. Get a blaster (or a ranged weapon like those widow gauntlets), work out more, and refine our mundane martial arts. And, if we eventually reach the point that we no longer have to worry about power fatigue, we'll either ditch the blaster or it'll become something of an artifact.
Posting this so I can post a relevant follow up. Bear with me.
>>2363928That is all.
>>2364304Now we know why Raven faced away from us after we held her hand.
Speaking if which is it too soon to make a Malchior joke?'The last time someone touched me I got paper cuts.'
Damn, I actually get to make a live game instead of reading the archive for once. Nice!
>>2365011Welcome to the family, son.