The phone rings again. You stare at the screen, as if expecting the word "unlisted" to change to a name."Aren't you going to get that?" The cop says."Yeah." You step aside and take the call. There's a moment of silence before the voice on the end says, "Hello?""Yes.""Am I speaking with Mr. Plumb?""Who's this?""I take it that I am. How are you Mr. Plumb? Have you arrived safely to Azalea?""Are you the bastard banging Mr. Yamauchi's wife?"A silence. There is the barely audible sound of a man clearing his throat."I understand my associate was unable to convince you of my terms.""What terms might that be?" "I was told you were fond of games. I, however, am not. Mr. Plumb, you have 48 hours. Either our mutual acquaintance files to null the extension or I find alternative means of paying my very expensive legal fees. There are plenty of things to sell, when one knows where to look and whom to sell it to." There's another silence. Then a new voice."L-Luke?"You feel like throwing up. "Mr. Zinnai?""Don't worry about us Luke. Don't listen to him. Don't--" "I admire the loyalty you inspire, Mr. Plumb. What is your secret?"In the movies, this is the part where the hero always makes some over-the-top, usually gory, vow. I'll pluck your eyes out with thumbscrews or I'll take a cheese grater to your ballsack or, your personal favorite, I'll feed your face to my magikarp. But none of these one-liners come to mind right now, instead you're just trying to keep from fainting."48 hours Mr. Plumb." There's a click and then the line goes dead. You go back to the cop and sit down, as a dull buzzing fills your brain. "Everything alright?" Says the cop.>Tell the truth, everything is not alright. He's a cop, he'll help right?>Cops are in the pocket of the corps, you need to call Mr. Yamauchi and tell him the deal's off>You're not going to fold that easily; call in a favor, while you scrounge up the rest of the moneyArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Poorfag%20QuestPastebin: https://pastebin.com/390XAH3r
>>3399747>>You're not going to fold that easily; call in a favor, while you scrounge up the rest of the money
>>3399747>>You're not going to fold that easily; call in a favor, while you scrounge up the rest of the moneyIt's too bad our pokemon aren't high level yet or we could just destroy corps with no consequences like that one 10 yr old with the red hat
>>3399747>You're not going to fold that easily; call in a favor, while you scrounge up the rest of the money
>>3399747>You're not going to fold that easily; call in a favor, while you scrounge up the rest of the money.
>>3399760>>3399779>>3399782"Fine." You say. Your sister, who had been merrily enjoying the boxed lunch you prepared for the romp through Azalea, senses your discomfort just by your voice. She's wise enough to keep silent, but stops eating just so she can squeeze your hand underneath the table. It's times like these that you feel your poverty the most, for all the things that you can't give your sister, which she surely deserves.The cop stands up, flipping his pad and returning it to front pocket. "I think I've got what I need. As I said, you'll need to stay here until Mr. Shelly wakes up. Once we've taken his statement we'll know how to proceed." He takes out a card from his wallet. "Give me a call if you happen to remember anything new." The card reads, Patrol Officer Keith, Route 35 and has a phone number on the back.Cutter follows the cop out, leaving just you and your sister. "Are you OK big bro?""It's fine, Rosy. Everything's going to be alright." It is going to be fine. You're not going to cave to some corporate prick's demands. But you will need some help.>Call Bridget>Call Whitney>Call your Stepmom
>>3399842>Call your StepmomColor me curious
Also I just saw that the write-in option to put the phone on speaker actually won the previous vote. That was my bad, I posted before I realized (and you can't delete the OP apparently).
>>3399842>Call your StepmomA man only swallows his pride for a friend.
>>3399842Our step mom left us in the street and poor, why on earth would she help us with this? She left Rosie homeless...
>>3399896Meant to say, Call Bridget
>>3399842>>Call BridgetProbably the most trustworthy person that we know of at the moment. The Stepmom option is a darn interesting hook, though I'd appreciate it if we tried it when we aren't against a wall.
What exactly do you want Bridget to do against the Mafia?
Since putting the phone on speaker won is the QM gonna make a new thread since this one was a dud?
>>3399842>Call your Stepmom
>>3400098No that's too much hassle. I'll make it up some other way. You guys have a get-out-of-jail-free card in you back pocket now.
>>3400110I'm fine with that
>>3399842>>Call your Stepmom
>>3400144>>3400109>>3399849>>3399896You thumb hovers over the keypad. The only number you actually remember is Whitney's and you're not even sure she'll be reachable in her little spelunking adventure. And even if you could reach her, it feels wrong somehow to ask for her help. Especially since you haven't yet paid her back for the great balls. There's also Bridget, you could probably reach her through the Goldenrod gym's phone number but as with Whitney, there's a certain sense of shame associated with asking her. You don't think she ever knew about your situation. You want to keep it that way. That leaves just one other person. You don't have her number, but then you don't need it. She's no longer on the active list, but her number is still in the Indigo Plateau directory. You make sure to occupy Rosy with your new Oddish as you run a quick search on the PC. It brings up the name, number and current address. As well as a picture, dated from her Elite Four days, before she had Rosy, maybe even before she met your father.You can see why your father fell for her. The red hair even the glasses--it's all a pale imitation of your mother, his first wife. Just looking at it makes you want to punch the screen.You dial in the number. It rings twice and then someone picks up."Yes?" It's her. You'd recognize that same monotonous voice, almost masculine in its icy indifference, if it were lost in the crowds of Goldenrod rush hour."Lorelei?""This is she. Who is this?""It's your...it's Lucas. Lucas Plumb."She doesn't miss a beat. You don't think she ever has. "I see. What do you want?"You almost hang up right there. No guilt. Not even interest. Not even faked interest. You speak through your teeth. "I need some help.""Money?""A favor."There's a pause. Probably she's considering whether she should just hang up. She doesn't. "What kind of favor?""There's man in the Saffron Maglev Corporation...' You give a rundown of the last few days, leaving out the bits she doesn't need to know. She interrupts you with an occasional question or clarification. She never mentions Rosy. Neither do you."I'll take care of it." It's a banality but in her mouth it's like the word of god. You can hear her already typing away at her PC. As a former Elite Four member and moreover as a certified sociopath, she's bound to have some uncashed blank checks signed by some powerful people. Despite yourself, you start to relax. Then she let's the elephant into the room. "How's Rosy?" >Just call me when it's done. [stoic]>You don't get to ask that. [hostile]>She's fine. We're both doing well [civil]
>>3400305>>She's fine. We're both doing well [civil]At least she asked.
>>3400305>She's fine. We're both doing well [civil]
>>3400305>>She's fine. We're both doing well [civil]...what the hell did they do to us?
>>3400305>She's fine. We're both doing well [civil]>Ya know, besides the part where we were homeless for a while
>>3400305What the fuck is the government doing that this cunt isn't on trial for child abuse? She's just left her daughter in the care of her homeless stepson?>just hang up
>>3400333Also holy shit, I can't tell if dad was just a massive retard who somehow managed to con an elite 4 sociopath into dating him for a bit or actually a total badass.
>>3400352Why not both?
>>3400352Sociopath so she was probably using him/he was using her/maybe thought she cared.She may not totally be aware of the situation with Lucas/Rosie.She may very well want Rosie, and Lucas has been lying about their situation to keep her claws out of her because... he doesn't want to see what Rosie would turn into with her raising her.
>>3400365If the sociopathic rich/connected elite 4 member wanted Rosie, she'd already have her. We're hard, but we're not THAT hard.
Wish we could have held onto the Sneasel.
>>3400305>>She's fine. We're both doing well [civil]>>3400352Seriously. I wonder if he did it through his position with Rocket (presuming he was relatively high up in the organization and Rocket had enough power to be a serious mover-and-shaker) or through sheer personality? Maybe both?
>>3400305>She's fine. We're both doing well
>>3400447Most likely both.
>>3400305>Just call me when it's done. [stoic]
> She's fine. We're both doing well
>>3400447The actual Redpill is that our father was just hung like a fucking Rhyhorn. Smooth Criminal or no that nibba needed 3 pairs of underwear
>>3400316>>3400317>>3400319>>3400328>>3400447>>3400454>>3400715You glance across the room toward Rosy. She's trying to groom your oddish's leaves with a hairbrush while the oddish tries to take a nap. "She's fine. We're both fine.""I see.""You want to talk to her?"There's a quick soft release of breath, like someone had just punched her in the stomach. "N-no." Did she just stutter? "I don't think that would be a good idea." "She asked about you." You weren't going to tell her that, but it slips out. What is it you want from her? An tearful apology? A mental breakdown? To suddenly start loving her daughter after seven years of absence? If she didn't do it when she was born, why would she start now? But you were the same way, once upon a time. You hated Rosy when she was born. "...I'll call you when its done." The line clicks off. You feel like smashing the phone against the wall. Instead you look at Rosy again, swinging her legs off the end of the chair and humming along to the radio tunes. You relax. Whatever may happen, she still has you. And your job is to make sure that that's always enough. Did your father feel the same way?You put the phone back in your pocket and switch gears. It's time to get back to doing what you do best.>No sense in wasting time, head to the Azalea gym >You should catch some pokemon while you're here>You missed out on training in the forest, might as well do it now
>>3401210>>You should catch some pokemon while you're here>>You missed out on training in the forest, might as well do it nowTrain on the weaker looking ones until we find one worth catching
>>3401210also i fucking love this quest but sometimes it's hard making decisions when we don't have all the info we would in-character, like with our stepmom
>>3401210>>You missed out on training in the forest, might as well do it now
>>3401220I'll let you on a little secret (don't peek if you don't want to see the man behind the curtain): I don't really have any prewritten backstories for the characters beyond vague ideas (e.g Luke has a stepmom). I have to make them on the fly based on how you guys react via the dialogue choices and the side-discussions (which I steal from greedily). Your decisions create the backstory. You have as much in-character info (maybe slightly less) as I do.
>>3401210You should catch some pokemon while you're here>You missed out on training in the forest, might as well do it now>>3401216Supporting this.Capture a couple of flying types so that way we can prep up for the bug gym
>>3401248absolute madmannormally that would worry me, but you've been doing a hell of job so far. I have faith, qm
>You should catch some pokemon while you're hereWe should get an Abra, or a Skarmory or a Gligar.Training will not add XP except for Oddish.We can train moves though, like we could have Nibbles Bite and then Breathe fire while still biting and "Invent" the Fire Fang move.Personally I would try and Train Venonat to try and learn Sleep Powder
Some1 got a link for archiveI wanna know what's going on x$
>>3401321It's in the OP my man.
>>3401210>You should catch some pokemon while you're hereSlowpoke.
>>3401210>You missed out on training in the forest, might as well do it nowAt the very least we need to train Fluffy to be awake when he comes out of the ball. That really tripped us up in the last gym battle.
>>3401210>You missed out on training in the forest, might as well do it now
>>3401216>>3401222>>3401251>>3401273>>3401365>>3401375>>3401376>>3401400You missed out on training in Ilex because of the mad rush to town. Even with a badge in your trainer card, you don't suspect Bugsy will put up much of a challenge, but there are still a few weaknesses you'd like to shore up before you face him. Now that you're actually in town, you have a few places you can train. You can head back to Ilex forest to stomp on some bugs and birds. You can go east to Route 33 and keep going east until you hit the Union cave--which would turn it into a full day trip. And of course, there's always the slowpoke well.>Slowpoke well>Route 33>Ilex Forest>Union Cave
>>3401544>Slowpoke wellUnion Cave has rock types I imagine but with only an Oddish as a counter against them I'd rather try the well.
>>3401544Not really sure why everyone wants a slowpoke.>Slowpoke wellRoute 33 has ekans so probably best to avoid it, we don't have any antidote. Not sure what we'd do if Rosie or one of the mons got bit.Especially if it's lethal in this setting.
> Ilex Forest
>>3401544>Slowpoke wellIt is time
>>3401562I'm neutral on the Slowpoke QuestionBut it's a decent pokemon and seems to be a popular choice here so whatever.
>>3401294>GligarI completely forgot about Gligar existing in gen 2, I would support making it our main flying type if we find one before any of the other flying types brought up.
>>3401562>>3401584Slowbro is a really tanky Special Attacker.
>>3401629I'm leaning towards Slowking personally
>>3401544Route 33Want to capture some flying types
>>3401629I mean I was in the Abra camp
>>3401629We'd have to find a king rock and I'm not really interested in the mon at all. >>3401682Right there with you.
>>3401688You only need a King's Rock for Slowking.
>>3401688We have to get an item for like everyone else on the team whats the difference. Lotta people werent interested in Oddish either
>>3401717>>3401693Not to mention king rocks are found in the Slowpoke well, making finding one kind of a non-issue.
>>3401674We objectively are gonna need a flier at some point. But I'm not sure it's worth another day long hike rn.
>>3402116Not much of a hurry to get one when we can't actually teach it to fly yet. Plus I doubt QM would ok both us and our sister flying on top of a pidgy(or similar sized flier) of all things. I'd rather just focus on getting that slowpoke, training our team, and beating this gym. I would be for a Gligar though, if we get to route 45 at some point.
>>3402494Skarm is the same route and a better pick (no Gliscor)
>>3401557>>3401562>>3401573>>3401580>>3401669The slowpoke well is one of the main features of Azalea. Cordoned off from the rest of the town and located near its entrance, it's more of a giant hole, like a quarry, than it is a simple well. Especially since no one actually uses it to draw water. Your memories of the well aren't exactly fond and even after so many years have passed, you feel nervous climbing down the ladder. The well connects to a large cave system, complete with an underground lake. The place has become a tourist attraction, completely open to the public. Work lights on small metal stands that dug into the dirt, provide ample light near the entrance. Parts of the lake have been re-purposed into indoor hot springs. Several slugmas provide the necessary heat and many slowpokes join the other human patrons in enjoying a good soak.Your sister wordlessly begs you to go for a dip, pointing her little arm in the direction of the nearest spring, raising her eyebrows in a question, but you push it down and keep going. "Maybe later." You add. Seeing her deflate like a popped bike tire does terrible things to your heart.A flash of your trainer ID gives you access to the deeper parts of the caves, where other trainers and a few fisherman are hunting for sport. The tour guide mentioned a lower level, accessible only by water, where there are stronger pokemon and trainers. But not having a means to cross the lake it's currently inaccessible. But there are plenty of trainers here on the top level and plenty of pokemon to fight otherwise. And you finally have enough money to put up the ante for trainer battles.>Challenge other trainers, you need to focus on leveling up your pokemon and the money won't hurt either>Train against wild pokemon, focus on shoring up your weaknesses >Custom training routine (write-in)
>>3402514>>>Challenge other trainers, you need to focus on leveling up your pokemon and the money won't hurt either
>>3402514>Challenge other trainers, you need to focus on leveling up your pokemon and the money won't hurt either
>>3402514>>Challenge other trainers, you need to focus on leveling up your pokemon and the money won't hurt either
>>3402514>Challenge other trainers, you need to focus on leveling up your pokemon and the money won't hurt eitherWe can catch something right after we beat these trainers.>>3402498Fair enough, whichever comes first really I'm not picky about either.
>>3402514>Custom training routine (write-in)>Work on making Fluffy be awake when he comes out of the pokeballHe can't be sleeping at the start of every battle.
>>3402522>>3402523>>3402526>>3402529>>3402553>>3402580The level advantage will prove decisive against Bugsy, as it did against Bridget. And rather than focusing on specialized strategies it's better (and easier) to just go for overall improvement. The winnings from the matches won't hurt either. With that in mind you start trawling the cave for potential matches. Pretty much anyone you make eye-contact with is game, but not everyone would make for a fair match-up. Most of the trainers here are not going for the league, but instead training for other reasons. One youngster wants to be a cop. Another is looking for a position in Bugsy's gym. A few are just here to catch a slowpoke or some magickarp. Their goals differ from yours, but they are serious trainers all the same at different stages in their journey and of varying skill.>Go for the stronger trainers, high risk and high reward (Wager: $900/match)>Go for even match-ups (Wager: $600/match)>Beatdown the weaker trainers (Wager: $300/match)
>>3402755>Go for even match-ups (Wager: $600/match)
>>3402755>Go for even match-ups (Wager: $600/match)Also Gyarados fuck yea
>>3402755>>Go for even match-ups (Wager: $600/match)
>>3401210She was scared to be a mom wasn't she? And probably avoiding Rosie through misplaced guilt or something.Or she blames herself for dad dying somehow.But Kuuderes a cute
>>3402941>Or she blames herself for dad dying somehow.One possibility is that she was broken up about not being able to get dad to leave Rocket. Although i do admire our fathers loyalty to his organization if that's the case. Certainly Luke would have picked up his own strong sense of loyalty from his dad.>problem 2She is in the LeagueIf the Champion is the one who killed our dad the fact that she works for him is gonna be a massive fucking problem for us
>>3402941Yeah abandoning your kids to poverty is adorable...
>>3403008I'll tell you, our dad could pick em.His first wife left him and his second is letting his kids run around the region in rags. Top tier waifus there Papa Bear
Waifu stepmom and make her a proper mother.
>>3403264She's insane tho anon. And much older.
>>3403276That's the best part.
>>3402755>Go for even match-ups (Wager: $600/match)>>3403008Honestly from what Luke's telling us (and Luke is shaping up to be a seriously unreliable narrator, props to that QM), she left Rosie and Luke in the care of their dad, who then died and left them to fend for themselves.I can easily see Luke not telling her their true circumstances, so if she's keeping her distance for whatever reason she wouldn't know.>>3403027Its not like Papa Bear was a top tier husbando, considering that he most likely had something to do with Rocket
>>3403625Well yeah. Luke and his dad were both in Rocket. Presumably our father got killed when everything went to fucking hell during the Fall of Rocket
>>3403264I support this anon
>>3403264I support grinding her beneath our heel on the quest for revenge
>>3402765>>3402773>>3402777>>3402818>>3402894>>3402934Having established a good lay of the land, you decide the first battle will go to a bugcatcher named Chaz. The guy is apparently here to chat with Bugsy about some research he's been doing on caterpie and weedle evolutions. Thus far, Bugsy has been ghosting him and he's decided to try and go for the badge to get his attention. That technically makes him your rival but it's hard to hate a guy that's as cheerful and optimistic as he is. He's like a bulbasaur that's just seen the sun for the first time."Alright! Ready?" He has a weird habit of making a finger gun and then firing with his thumb when he makes a point. "Pew!" He also does sound effects. Your sister finds all of this a lot more charming than you do and has to make an effort to stifle her giggles. "Don't go easy on me just because you have a badge.""Wasn't planning on it." Especially not with 600 dollars on the line. >Which pokemon will you open with?Nibbles (Growlithe)King (Nidoran)Fluffy (Venonaut)Oddish>New combat rules:>Take the sum of three 1d6s, this is the Battle Score (BS)>BS is compared to variable DC (base 9) to determine outcome of each round>BS gets modified by moves, status effects, buff/debuffs, level difference, situation etc.>BS gets re-rolled whenever a new pokemon is switched out but otherwise remains consistent round to round>Each pokemon has base 2 HP (but can be increased through moves, items, training etc.); when HP goes 0 fighting a trainer the pokemon faints, when it goes to 0 fighting wild pokemon, it dies**Note this doesn't count training montages in the wild, just 1v1 battles (e.g when trying to capture a pokemon)
>>3404203>King (Nidoran)he's close to evolving iirc
>>3404203yeah this >>3404207
>>3404207yeah the type matchup isn't great but im sure he can handle whatever shitty bug this guy has.
While Nibbles has the clear type advantage, he's also not in need of any serious leveling right now. King on the other hand, has yet to live up to his name and you're pretty sure he's close to evolving. A nidorino is basically a walking tank and will be useful against Bugsy as a secondary. "King, I choose you." "Come on out, Butters." You both throw at the same time. Chaz has decided to start with a butterfree, besides the possible type advantage, the butterfree also has aerial superiority. You're going to hard pressed to actually hit her without any ranged attacks or without a way to ground her.>Roll 1d6
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>3404275
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>3404275
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>3404275
>>3404286>>3404287>>3404292>BS: 7>HP: 3/3 What's your play?>Try to tackle the butterfree to the ground, forgoing damage for neutralizing the aerial advantage>King is not a good match-up here, switch out (opponent gets free attack)>Go for a flying double kick, risking damage if you fail>Try to scare the butterfree by growling at it (-1 to DC for two rounds)
>>3404307>>Try to scare the butterfree by growling at it (-1 to DC for two rounds)
>>3404307>Try to tackle the butterfree to the ground, forgoing damage for neutralizing the aerial advantage
>>3404307>Try to tackle the butterfree to the ground, forgoing damage for neutralizing the aerial advantageSkyking go!
>>3404307>Go for a flying double kick, risking damage if you fail
>>3404319I feel like a flying double kick isn't the best course of action considering our mediocre rolls
>>3404330Also using a fighting move vs a Bug flying type is a bad idea. That's double not very effective.
>>3404307>>Try to tackle the butterfree to the ground, forgoing damage for neutralizing the aerial advantage
>7 vs. DC 9+1 (+1 Aerial advantage): Partial SuccessThe smart thing to do would be to switch King out for Nibbles and make roast butterfree. But there's no need to pull out the ace so early in the game and the whole point of this is to train anyway. By the grin on Chaz's face you'd guess he's feeling pretty good about his odds but, as they say, pride comes before the fall. King is faster than butterfree and gets the jump on him--literally, he collides with butterfree in a flying tackle missing all the vital parts but carrying enough weight and momentum to knock her to the ground. She's not hurt but her wing is bent in a bad angle and she won't be able to fly. In retaliation she releases a close range psychic blast that makes your little nidoran squeal in agony but to his credit, King doesn't budge an inch and keeps the butterfree pinned down beneath his paws.A second blast will definitely take King out and he won't gain any experience if he faints. You could switch over to Nibbles now and finish the job, since King gotten a move in he'll share the experience with Nibbles. But...you also have that potion. You could call a time-out, heal King to full health and then try to finish the match himself. >King: 1/3 HP>Call a timeout and heal King with the potion (-1 potion, +2 HP, re-roll BS)>Return King and let Nibbles finish this >Write-in
>>3404391How much do potions cost again?
>>3404391>Call a timeout and heal King with the potion (-1 potion, +2 HP, re-roll BS)May as well try to get a better roll out of this. Hopefully we can cover the cost of the potion with our winnings.
>>3404391>write in, >double kick while its pinned. They may have a potion too and fix the wing not worth it
>>3404391>Point blank Horn Attackeven if he faints he gets partial xp
>>3404568Yep, supporting that
>>3404595>>3404568Poison is super effective is it not
>>3404753its not and also we dont have poison sting
>>3404391>Call a timeout and heal King with the potion (-1 potion, +2 HP, re-roll BS)
"Timeout!" You make the universal sign for a break with your hands. Chaz looks a little confused at first, but then returns his butterfree to its pokeball. "What's up?" "Timeout, I'm gonna use a potion on King.""Alright, remember that I get a free attack. Pew!" He shoots you in the chest with his finger gun. "Right." King is trying to handle the pain like a champion. Beads of sweat run down his face and his eyes are squeezed shut but he doesn't show any signs of quitting. You stroke his face, careful to avoid the poison tipped horn. "Hey boy, it's alright." The potion has two modes of application, a simple spray nozzle and an injection on the bottom. The injection is for internal injuries but should also work as a painkiller to neutralize the psychic attack. In a matter of seconds, your nidoran is back to full fighting capacity. It's like the attack had never happened. Now all you have to do is survive the next one. >Roll 1d6
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3406525
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>3406525
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>3406525
>>3406529>>3406532>>3406539>BS 10 vs. DC 9: SuccessYour sister gives King a hug (despite your best arguments) before he returns to battle. Chaz hasn't done anything with his butterfree, claiming that he "just ran out of pots", so it's wing is still messed up. Unfortunately his psychic abilities are still full throttle and as soon as battle starts he attempts to blast King with another confusion attack. This time, King is ready. Psychic attacks are technically incorporeal but they still need a stable focus. King ruins this by jumping around in a random pattern, scattering the energy of the attack until it's little more than a slight annoyance. Now for the counterattack.>Scratch the butterfree's eyes out, it won't damage him, but he can't blast what he can't see>Growl at the butterfree to inject fear into its heart (-1 to DC for next two rounds)>Kick the butterfree into submission, even if the close range puts King at risk (-1 BS for next two rounds)
>>3406578>Kick the butterfree into submission, even if the close range puts King at risk (-1 BS for next two rounds)Beat it down
>>3406578>Growl at the butterfree to inject fear into its heart (-1 to DC for next two rounds)
>>3406578>>Growl at the butterfree to inject fear into its heart (-1 to DC for next two rounds)
>BS 10 vs DC 9: SuccessRather than drop immediately into an attack, which would only give the butterfree the opportunity to blast your nidoran at close range, you decide to have nidoran soften her up. King lets loose a low growl that hits the butterfree at a primal level, making her quake in fear and completely messing up her concentration. Chaz seems about ready to switch out, but since the butterfree still hasn't taken any real damage, hesitates to do so. That gives you just the opportunity you need.>Hit her with a leaping tackle>Scratch her eyes out>Kick her into submission>Keep growling and terrifying her
>>3406644>Hit her with a leaping tackle
>>3406644>>Hit her with a leaping tackle
>>3406644>Kick her into submission
>>3404818we should have peck which would be great.
>>3406942we dont. not gen 2
>>3406644>Kick her into submissionDouble kick, here we come!>>3406676Or if this turns into >>3406669I'll go with leaping tackle instead.
> Hit her with a leaping tackle
I think QM fainted...
>>3414794shame about it
Hopefully just a temporary delay
I WANNA SAVE FRANKY GOD DAMMIT. DON'T YOU DIE ON ME QM!
>158 replies>page 10It was fun while it lasted
Sorry guys, I'm still alive. I've just been waiting for the thread to die so I can start a new one (since it won't bump any more and its already on page 10). I haven't run partly because I've been busy and partly because I feel like I really messed up the combat system. The current version basically takes away all the tension for me in writing the combat and although I wanted to change it I was afraid that switching it up again might annoy some people so I've been stuck in a kind of limbo Also I'm not sure what to change it to, I want to keep it in the spirit of the games, while also maintaining tension and flexibility, all without having too much number crunching and I'm having trouble reconciling all of that. If anyone has any ideas, I'm definitely open to them. I know the "roll everything first" system was suggested before but I'd prefer to have a more dynamic, play-by-play style mechanic, where you can adjust your strategy on the fly (like in the games).
>>3425945oh that's fine, I'm all for changing the system if you need to. As for the thread, you can just make a new one even if this one is still here, no one cares about that stuff. Anyway good to see you alive OP
>>3425945No worries. You can change it if you want. And good form about waiting on the thread. A lot of people create 2-3 threads when their old thread would still fit in more updates.
>>3425945Why not just make it more narrative? Keep the dice rolls to see how well we do throughout the fight but instead of [x rolls over dc == win. 3 hits and x pokemon is dead] you just write out the combat in a way that flows for you. You can decide when they match is over, when we win or lose based on dice and story telling rather than pure mechanics. Write in some tension, write in some fun and craziness where you see it working etc etcAlso just a note, if you feel the thread is done or that you wont be back for multiple days, it is best to just let us know. Drop a little comment saying the game is paused or you'll see us in the next thread or whatever. People will think you've abandoned the game otherwise since it happens so often with QMs