Last Time on Worm Quest: Many poor decisions were made and Ones were rolled. You then critically succeeded on a "Oh god I'm mutating" roll before blacking out.What is this: A Wormverse version of the Joker. With Tinker and Mover Powers. The universe is based on a Web serial about superheroes full of grimdark and sadness. The main character is essentially a person who is capable of experiencing fun and not immediately being punished by the universe, mostly due to incredible dice rolls. We had eight crit successes in the first thread alone.How does it work?: D20's mostly, I keep a list of modifiers and stats on my computer. You have three actions a day and can do things.Description of main character so those who are new don't immediately assume we're going full edge: He may be a bit evil and demented, he may kill a few villains, and he may be a general immature ass but at his heart, behind the white skin and teeth, he is still Barnaby Campbell, a kid who loves his mom and little brother and wanted to be a hero. [quote from thread]We have a Discord, it's for containing shitposting. and telling people when I'm running. https://discord.gg/jSzfjmRArchive Linkhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Worm:%20One%20Bad%20Day
>>2579321Time to find out if we will wake up in another place or under arrested. If anyone ask the giant snake was already growing on the sewers. So we brougth the little guy to examinaded, but then the thing just started to rampange. Yeah that's what happend
>>2579329>wake up in another place or under arrestedTo be fair both of those things can go hand in hand.
>>2579329> Be arrested.> Policeman: "We can link you to multiple murders, a bankrobbery, and thousands of dollars of property damage. What do you have to say for yourself Manic?"> Manic: "The Aristocrats."
You awaken from your mutation induced slumber an unknown time later, lying on a couch in a room you've not seen before. It's about ten foot square, and has two doors on either side of the room, with your sofa up against a wall in the middle and opposite a small TV. You spot a few magazines and a small trophy on a shelf above the television, but the room itself is strangely empty. It's very clean, and has a single window facing out onto the street. Though you can't quite figure out how high you are from your resting place. You do note however, that it's very bright out at the moment.Barnaby/ManicStatus:Not OK[Need] 15/20[Gene Fragmentation]0/90Karma:5Money: ??? Dollars [-??? Daily]Current power Understanding: Tinker powers Mutating body(Reinforced body, Slightly enhanced senses, Bestial features, deep voice, White skin and red lips. Fangs.)You have ten Alloy Cards the Trickster's boots and garb equipped. You have a Revolver and gas grenades. alongside your old knife.Get up, you should take a look around.Find a mirror, you need to see what's happened.You can hear noises coming from behind one of the doors, try to call outWrite In
Also Zion you need to arquive the old thread.
>>2579335>Get up, you should take a look around.Preferably in the direction the noises.
>>2579335>Find a mirror, you need to see what's happened.
>>2579336oh yeah, I have no idea how to do that, Could someone else do so for me?
>>2579335> Rearrange the furniture, tilt pictures and paintings, and scatter loose objects everywhere.Hehehe.
>>2579335>Find a mirror, you need to see what's happened.follow with >>2579341 for attempted stress-relief!
>>2579335>Find a mirror, you need to see what's happened.time to freak
>>2579335Find a mirror, you need to see what's happened.
How fucked up am i right now?write in.
>>2579355I bet people will stop speaking/arguing once they hear us laughing.
Shit. I could have added:> Draw a smiley face in the mirror, then breakdown laughing
>>2579339I have no idea on how to do it to. Qere is that anon that knew how to save threads?
>>2579365Yeah. Zion, what do you want it to say?
>>2579366Wherein lots of things go poorly and mistakes are made.
>>2579373Time to start voting.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Worm:%20One%20Bad%20Day
No need for that mang
Yo Zion, I am disappoint man. In the least thread during the omake you said our eyes were red! I thought this was Worm!Joker not Darkseid, jade is way more fitting!
>>2579381You are not needed, since it was your roll that fucked us last time.
>>2579384We are joker, The Batman Joker to be specific
>>2579386There woulda been a critfail even if I didn’t roll
You get up from your position on the sofa and walk around the room, at least whoever brought you here had the decency to clothe you. The door you cannot hear anything through is ajar and you quickly pull it open, finding a small bathroom with a shower, sink and medicine cabinet. The front of the cabinet is reflective and that allows you to get a good look at your face.It's not good. The Irises of your eyes are still green, but the rest of your eyes are bright red and nearly glowing. That combined with your sharp teeth and inhuman features make you look like a monster from antiquity, there's a second of shock, you knew that your power was changing you but you thought it was going to be like before.You thought that you could at least stay human.You giggle slightly, drawing a smiley face on the mirror as your mind blanks for a second. You can hear someone else entering the living room now, heavy footsteps slowly approaching your hiding place."Boss? You okay in there?"It's Piper.What's your response?Barnaby/ManicStatus:Not OK[Need] 15/20[Gene Fragmentation]0/90Karma:5Money: ??? Dollars [-??? Daily]Current power Understanding: Tinker powers Mutating body(Reinforced body, Slightly enhanced senses, Bestial features, deep voice, White skin and red lips. Fangs.)Your stuff is outside in the main room.Yeah, I'm good. (Roll to not break down.)Freak out.
>>2579411>Freak out.NOPE I AM NOT OKAY
>>2579411>...No I don't think I am.
>>2579411>Freak out.But in a controlled manner.Also acquire alcohol.
>>2579411>Freak out.Not in a scary way more in a venting way, more in a "lets not make piper, best girl, scared of us" way
>>2579411> "That's all a matter of perspective my dear."> Unhinged laughter intensifies
Good, let's scare the shit out of piper
>>2579424And if she still loves our gangly white ass then she is true girl.
Seems like consensus iscontrol the freakout. let it flow through you.D20-1
Rolled 13 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>2579429
>>2579411>Freak out.Again, in a controlled manner. Say something like "Piper, I think I need a fucking drink. I'm gonna need a few sips to get used to this joke."
Rolled 17 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>2579429
Rolled 19 - 1 (1d20 - 1)>>2579429
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2579429Is it bad that I'm late in posting this roll?>>2579435Nice, that's good. 18 is a solid success, probably.
yeah, 18's a solid success.writing
>>2579432 barnaby hasn't drank before.Better to ask for vidya or store other form of comfort.
why not take up smoking? it looks cool, and i dont think we need to worry about lung damage with our lack of... organs. Or do we have extra organs? Either way, time to start smoking.
>>2579441Probably just needs a hug. Dudes been away from familiar affection for a while now.
>>2579435And we are safe...for now.
>>2579444We could just cuddle someone, be it Piper or Bruce.
>>2579447I was hoping for a one. Thought it would be funnier. Apparently the dice gods disagree.
We could also pick up singing and seduce the internet with our voice!
>>2579448 honestly he probably needs that. Though the insecurity of looking like a monster probably will affect him even asking. In other news, the general perception is nice crazy guy, overtly tough on crime... right?
Also current guess at out location: Pipers place. Or her dads place. Pretty sure the dock workers union will keep our passed out ass a secret.
>>2579444>why not take up smoking? it looks cool,Sure, maybe 2 decades ago, old timer.
>>2579483Could be either Piper's apartment (the one that got gases when we faced lung or just one of our other goons hideouts.)
".... This isn't funny. It's supposed to be a joke, where's the punchline? WHERES THE PUNCHLINE, PIPER?"
>>2579520The punchline is circular.One incurs psychological trauma, one sheds the associated stress via a destructive outburst, the outburst harms or destroys other things, other things react negatively, one incurs more psychological trauma.Tantrum Spirals are absolutely hilarious.
I feel like this is a Pagliacchi moment. this one opera is a good background musichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kbi1EMcD3E
You force the mocking laugh and scathing retort back down your throat, you won't solve this through anger. You can't let that be your response. Instead you breathe out heavily and exit the room, coming face to face with your Texan companion.She's not wearing her armour now, and it brings to mind that you've never actually seen her without it. Instead she's in a red shirt and shorts that go down just past her knees, leading to a set of pink sneakers. She has a rather concerned look on her as you step out of the bathroom."I'm gonna go ahead and guess that the answer's no.""Yeah, its all been a bit too much recently. Then there's all this." You gesture to your new body as you seat yourself back on the couch. "Has Tattletale told you about what's going on?"She looks embarrassed as she answers. Or maybe its Pity. She sits down next to you as the "Yeah, she said that you're changing, your power fucks with your body somehow when you get hurt. She told the Undersiders and our gang about it. She said you found a way around it though, what happened to that?"You actually do let out a harsh laugh at that, bending forwards and chuckling into your hands as your emotions well up, spilling outwards in your body's customary response to fear and uncertainty."I had a way sure, but it's not a fix. All I can do is stave the changes off. Unless I figure out a way soon..."Barnaby."You look up at that, you've never actually heard her use your name before, she usually either calls you boss or your cape name. It's just unexpected enough to pull you out of your mind's dark recesses. She puts her arm around you as she continues to talk, her voice as stern as it can be."I know it seems really bad right now, but you can't let your head get into a bad space like this. If you let this beat you then you will turn into some horrible monster, or go nuts or whatever. But it's your goddamn power, and you're a Tinker who does chemicals. Even if you can't you it alone there's all sorts of other things that can be done as well." She stops for a second, seeming to decide on her next few words. "People actually really like you, Somehow you even got Armsmaster to think you're alright to work with. You have people who can help you find a way past this." The words help, and it's been a while since someone touched you who wasn't trying to kill you, so the one armed hug definitely makes things better. You stay like that for a while, and eventually your laughter stops.[relationship changed: Piper]So what happened while I was out?Where am I?Write in
>>2579666>Where am I?
>>2579666>So what happened while I was out?
>>2579666>*Hug her back.* It's all just a terrible joke. Also how do you know my name? I don't think i have told anyone that for...a while.
>>2579666> "Heh. You know, this atmosphere's a little too sour for my taste. Say whatever happened after that over-grown carpet python decided to give me a permanent snake-over? That ought to be good for a laugh."
Man it's going to suck when the S9 come and try to make us go full crazy.
>>2579695I think our shard is contrary enough to actually resent someone trying that.Cause maniacs crazy is maniacs and no one elses.
>>2579666Changing from>>2579682To >>2579688And>>2579686
>>2579666Backing >>2579686 and >>2579688
>>2579666>She sits down next to you as the ???????????Why the unfinished sentence?
Alright, so wha Happu? also trying to use humour to defuse the situation like an actual human.writing.>>2579710FuckI forgot to delete that, the scene went through a couple of rewrites.
I'm sorry guys, but for the past hour or so i've had a steadily worsening migraine pounding away at my head. i'm going to have to call it off for tonight.i should be back on tomorrow.can't give you a time though.
>>2579784No problem, hope you feel better soon mate
>>2579784Take care okay? Drink herbal tea.
>>2579784Thanks for running, hope to see ya tomorrow.
>>2579784Go and take care of yourself you. See you next time.
>>2579784DamnSee you tomorrow ZionNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
>>2579784Well fuck hope yah feel better tomorrow
>>2579808Better version of that pic for you, Anon
>>2579321I haven't read anything besides the OP first line and I'm already mad at what you might have done in my absence.
>>2580113That's what we get for not being here at the time things happend anon.
Thoughts on joking to the E88 when we attack them, that we'll send the survivors to our personal clowncentration camp complete with laugh chambers?
>>2580274our final chemical weapon should be a varient of Smilex that permanently transforms people into cluwnes
>>2581353IIRC while it's not necessarily applicable to clown-bomb, anything that reproduces stuff with powers is a quick way to get labeled as an S-class threat which essentially means an kill order on us. Which means we should be very careful with stuff like the black goo since that is an easy way to get on the PRT shitlist.worm.wikia.com/wiki/S-Class
>>2581453https://wiki.ss13.co/Cluwnetheres not really a power associated with being a cluwne.
>>2581696Yeah, it was more of a general warning against bio/chemical stuff that changes people. I.E I'm pretty sure if we weaponized the black goo we'd get put on the S-list right next to Nilbog and Echidna.>High level duplicators and villains who operate to any exponential degree are automatically considered S-class if their powers generate more instances of power generation or recurring effect in an epidemic pattern.Given the shit we've made so far it's easily within our ability to make stuff that would provoke an Endbringer level response.
>So what happened while I was out?
>>2581802I think this sums it up well
>>2581802Piper finaly proved that she is the best girl~
>>2581922>posting undertaleYou can sum up last thread better than that
>>2582104I’m a sucker for anything made by Sr. Pelo but hey if hating anything undertale related makes you feel better even after all these years go ahead ;^)
>>2582113>scooby dooMuch better
Hmm. I hope OP is doing alright.
>>2582468He's bread Tim.
>>2581760Black goo? What you talking about? That snake was morphing/growing whe we found it in the sewers...must ha e being some weird chemical thing that was dropped in there...
>>2582924Some chemicals I had accidentaly into the sewers. Must've mixed down there with something... I should test the sewer water.
>>2583117Nah let Kid Win do it... the way he was staring at the snake, makes me thing he is interested in our...i mean in that giant snake.
And now I want to reread worm. God damn it Zion.
>>2583423Fuck now I want to read worm to see how bad it is in comparison to this
>>2583423then do soits not that long should only take you 3-4 days
>>2583433what? so many people have said it's gigantic, the length of several novels. Am i being rused?
>>2583442It's addictive senpai, you won't be able to put it down at least until you get to Wards!Taylor
>>2583442Yeah, its very big. I read fairly fast and it took me a month to finish. Of course there were interruptions but still.
No quest today uh? I guess running every day has finnaly ended with Zion's health
>>2583442sorry I forgot other humanbeings have lives and can't read all dayI read hella fast and it took me 4
>>2583429>>2583442Start right now.https://parahumans.wordpress.com/
>>2583492Thanks mate, time to see how needlessly grimdark this series really is
>>2583575You on the Discord? I'd rather you not blogpost about your reactions and shit here in thread.
Why did we archive this so soon? I mean, the thread isn't over yet... r-right?
>>2583634We didn't. That was us archiving the last thread, which you would know if you went to the suptg link and clicked it to check. Or you know, read that the archived thread title is #7 while this one is #8?
>>2583634This isn't the end of the thread, this is the end of the quest
>>2583637http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.htmlhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2579321/Well, someone did. They wrote it as "Wrom quest 8", misspelled title and tags.
>>2583638Don't even joke about that. I just want to see a Worm quest with quality shit make it to the end.>>2583642Well fuck, they might have done it to fuck with the quest. Might be permanently ruined. Fucking retards ruining good quests like this. I hope they all die.
>>2583647I've seen this happen before and getting fixed, I haven't done but it's possible if we find the right person to ask.
>>2583655Some guy on /qtg/ said contacting the archive site owner is the only way, and it CAN be done. I'm just not sure how.
So is this the entire quest's One Bad Day, or something?
>>2584964Zion is just dealing with food poisoning, no one goes insane from that.
>>2585008And where'd you come by this piece of info huh?
>>2585729IIRC, last thread (???), he was complaining of stomach problems after going to a BBQ
>>2585729It starts with Disc.Here comes the autistic rage...
>tfw the qm has one bad day
>>2585729He said it on the discord
>>2585772>The Killing Joke is contagious. >Guaranteed to make anyone /Laugh/>ManicLaugh.jpg
I sure hope QM isn't burning out...
>>2587249He just has a life anon.
>>2587249Remember, he got really bad food poisoning, and that gave him a nasty migraine (I think?) so he'll be fine. Who could have known that QM's One Bad Day would happen due to some mean food?
Hey guys, I can’t keep posting today but everything should be back on form by Friday.And while yes I did have a migraine it was unrelated to my E.coli infection.
>>2587271Aces. Looking forward to it boss.
>>2587271Sweet. Also someone misarchived this thread early on purpose, bad tags and everythinghttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2579321/You can contact the suptg owner with this and have them fix it.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/chats.html
>>2587271So two more days without Worm Quest...guess i will do something else.
>>2587407like read Worm?
>>2588371Because it's fun up until the Slaughterhouse 9000
>>2589005>>2588371So what's the actual deal with worm? is it worth reading all the way through?Is it worth reading at all?
>>2589014It's worth reading, yes. I'm not so sure about all the way through, though. That's something you'll have to decide for yourself.
>>2589014It starts out strong but then kind of tails off near the end, I would say 95% of it was thoroughly enjoyable. And the last 5% I wanted to finish just to see what happens.
>>2589014its a really cool power systema decent settingand a story that gets worse as time goes on
>>2589016>>2589213>>2589416Is Ward (the sequel) worth a read or not?
>>2589014It's great, anons are just picky, even the ending was good. >>2589460It's still going so it could go either way but watching the main character in this one suffer so much is quite enjoyable.
>>2589460What now? There's a sequel to Worm?How have I not heard of this?
>>2589014if you read the fan comments on the chapters you can come across some gems like psyko-gecko writing a crack one-shot on Chubsters origin which is MUCH better than Chubsters actual official story origin
>>2589505So does this mean Wildbow is a hack? Because personally Pact is his best work, bar none.
>>2589460no its far worse
>>2589659You wanna talk about that?
Hey 4chan, Zion here.I've been going over the last few threads and rereading the quest, and a lot of mistakes are honestly beginning to stand out. I kinda screwed up the powerlevels and how I deal with time and tinkering.So I've been thinking of starting over, making a better job of it another time around.I thought I'd bring this up now, because there's a lot I'm not happy with so far in my system and how I've done things.I'm still going to run a quest of course, but finding ways to challenge you guys and provide a fun quest is starting to get exhausting. I think I misjudged the difficulty for stuff early in the beginning, and now you have all of this cool stuff and teammates. While It's cool and all. I think you got too powerful in far too short of a timeframe and now I can't really come up with anything to throw at you that will be engaging.what do you think?
>>2590851I think your brave(?) for stating this, and will probably get lambasted a little, however if you feel you can do a better job and still have fun, then please do start anew. Anons will still come to read your work.I just hope you keep some of the characters, so we have something from this series of threads to make it more a continuation instead of a fully blank slate.You going to start anew today or..?
>>2590854I would be starting the new thread today yes.
>>2590860I really wouldn't mind it. I felt the quest was going a bit too fast and that some things could've been done in a more detailed and balanced way.
Pls don’t remove all our meme work if you want to start again go ahead, but it will turn people off, such as myself, honestly why bother adding to the thread if the QM is going to change it half a dozen threads later
>>2590860>>2590851Although i admit things were starting to get a little bit to fast. Both in revelation about our powers and other relations, i feel there was little social damage due to our behaviour. Maybe you could just make the Undersiders go away thinking it's to dangerous to be around Manic?Leaving us with just Piper, Kazuma and Rebecca and the no-caped gang members.But you do what you want man. Iliked the ride and were we were going, mostly, but this is still your quest.
>>2590854Take it from someone who reads quests for the story - yours is in a good spot. If there's things in the crunch you'd like to change, I think most players would be accomodating with that. A lot of QMs shift from d20 to d100 after a few threads, for example.Now if you, like >>2590870 are worried about powercreep, I think the upcoming Leviathan fight would be a good way to take away our early-game advantages (base, materials and gang), and introduce more difficulty in the story.
>>2590881Whoops meant to link >>2590860 and >>2590851
>I think the upcoming Leviathan fight would be a good way to take away our early-game advantages (base, materials and gang), and introduce more difficulty in the story.This is also true.
>>2590851To be fair, a lot of our victories have been with pure luck of us getting 20s a lot of the time. Not to say we didn't start a bit too strong in my opinion (Us awakening to tinkering and being a super gymnast felt a bit too OP for me personally, if we were going to get a second power I'd prefer to get it later down the line)I'd suggest you change the dice to 100d instead of 20d to avoid criting our way through everything. Anyhow, keep up the good work. I really do enjoy your work
>>2590851Honestly, if we're talking videogame terms, we just kinda powered through a prologue into the start of the game meat.Core mechanics of having a crew + need to juggle responsibilities has just begun. Things came "easy" because of the number of 20s sinking into this quest, can be minimized with a 1d100.Essentially, we're not OP just yet, so it's definitely possible to continue from here with a difficulty up. retcon/nerf some abilities if you have to. Make it such that planning and dealing with continuous oppressive forces becomes more concerning.Have attacks on us not necessarily be direct against Manic/crew anymore. Strike at the resources. Military has tooth and tail ratio for a reason: Resources to support the fighting force is a necessity.
>>2590851Even if anons bitch about you restarting, they're all still gonna read it and vote and make write ins. I've suggested before that we switch either to d50 or d100. My main concern is that you'll get burnt out retreading old ground. Are we gonna go with joker as MC again or do you want to do something different? I wouldn't mind a different gotham villain, ala two face or penguin, or even mr.freeze.
Alright, I have decided that I will be starting again. Not to say that the anons against it haven't got a point, but I think it'd be a bit better to give it another go now that I have learnt a bit more about writing.>>2590925I actually had a few different powersets set up for you guys in the beginning, I'll make some tweaks and go with those.I really think I can do this a lot better if I give it another go around.
>>2590933dropped my name.
>>2590933>>2590935Wait do you mean restarting the quest or?
>>2590933Awesome. I think I speak for everyone when I say I can't wait.
>>2590944cool. Are you do the joker thing or somthing diferent
>>2590945Barnaby's canon voice has always been Mark Hamill's joker voice, but you aren't locked into anything. There will be other powersets available (or none at all potentially)
>>2590949ohh nice i have always wondered what we sound like
>>2590949Did you see >>2583642 and >>2587291I think you should get to fixing that at one point instead of losing this to the archive sea.
>>2590959I tried, but the irc thing doesn't work for me so i dont know what to do about it.
>>2590962Get someone else in the Discord that has IRC working for them to do it? Because people have done this before, and it's worked out thanks to the site owner, so yeah.
>>2590963I put out a message in the discord.
>>2590967say zion when do you plan to restart the quest
>>2590242it stars glory girl and all the characters are unlikeablethe post golden morning setting sucks
>>2591319There's like 3 that are likeable, what are you on?