Welcome to Minion Quest, updates will be sporadic since your mom's nice fat ass requires a lot of my attention.Current Party n' Whatnot: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R5GbIBKWj9p-oa09tT6OA3ZIj3FUIfj3oXK_9JHdUwI/edit?usp=sharingHere's what you need to know:Pic related is General Goomba, a new recruit in Bowser's Army who's just badass enough to have been given an airship and a skeleton crew to work with. ...And he has absolutely no idea what he's doing. It's up to you guys to feed him directions and orders through the communicator on his ear. Write-ins always welcome, he's not that smart and needs all the help he can get. When he has a question for you he'll greentext it. Speaking of which...----->guys i'm super scared right now>be me>get a good government job>turns out its for a despotic empire>first assignment is to assist in kidnapping a world leaderNow I've got this airship and four strangers at my command and only a few minutes before our first stop. What do?>Find a shipmate and get to know them>Look over assignment>Check out the ship
>>3454059>Look over assignment
>>3454065>>3454068>>3454081>Look over assignmentSolid plan. Currently we're flying over the Southwestern Mushroom Kingdom. Our current target is the big pink castle, where Lord Bowser is already en route. Our little ship is the green one in the corner, the Verde La Sol. I like that name. I think it's Italian?Anyway, our real objective is to make a beeline to the castle, but stop at some of these little squares on the way and cause havoc so the Mario has problems to fix while the boss makes his getaway with the pink castle's Princess. We're about to land on this corner square where a bunch of smelly mushroom men are hiding out.>Land the ship>I mean what else is there to do but land the ship it's go time
>>3454097>Check out the ship
>>3454097>Land the ship
>>3454112>>3454113>Check out the ship while landing itThat was a bad plan. I was caught 'mirin the ship while it was freefalling to the ground and fell out. I think I'm okay though. Sure is a pretty airship. Time to beat up some mushroom men.Okay, here's what you need to know about actual battles.Check out this spreadsheet to see the stats of your units:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R5GbIBKWj9p-oa09tT6OA3ZIj3FUIfj3oXK_9JHdUwI/edit#gid=0Units have points in Mobility (how many spaces they can move), Range (how far away they can attack from), and Power (how much damage an attack does). Range 1 is adjacent to the unit, Range 2 two spaces away, etc.You, uh, don't really have to use all this if you don't want to. Your moves can be as general as>Let Magikevin fuck up that guy in the lower left cornerto as specific as>Move Cadet Guy up two and right one, and target the third enemy from the rightEvery move made will also let the enemy move simultaneously, so think carefully.>Write in some commands! I dunno what to do!
>>3454130>Let Magikevin use range attack on the guy closest the lower of us
>>3454148>Sniper MagikevinWizard didn't even need to move, he just pointed at a smelly 'shroom and he took a damage, with a boosted attack from me! It even yelped back in pain.One of the fellas in the back looks like he's about to roll out. ...Why does that count as an attack for these weaklings?>Magikevin is the only unit still in range to attack, you could have him wail on this little dude or send out some marching orders to someone else, I guess.
>>3454130Have Magikevin move up 1 and left 1, then target the toad in front of him
>>3454173>Magikevin gets all the loveDamn Kev, save some for the rest of us. His magic attack dealie did a damage, smashing one mushy boi into the brick wall and knocking it out cold.The fella in the back Outtie 5000'd, and one brave fool is rushing towards our Engineers.>That Mushroom can't move, we need a new toy to play with.
>>3454186>Private use living projectile to advance forward 3 fields and attack fool rushing towards our Engineers
>>3454197>Someone actually using Abilities properlyGive the Private a little kick in the pants and watch him go! His attack scared off the aggressor, but a sneaky boy ran in for a sucker punch of 1985! Good thing he's a tank....You can hear a voice from the distant wood."Don't forget, your Magikoopa friend heals allies when he attacks! Not that these guys can do much damage to you in the first place.">Okay, thanks for the tip? Let's get dangerous.
>>3454212>Engineers use ranged attack on damaged mushroom unit
>>3454222>Them Goom Boys give 'em the businessThe trio does a stretchy jab and finish what the Private started. That one Toad seems pretty content wailing his little babby fists on his shell....That voice is back again."As you've already probably noticed, enemy units that are being attacked won't move while they're getting pummeled. That doesn't mean they can't punch back, though!">What's up with this forest?
>>3454232>Magikevin use Power Sap on mushroom attacking Private
>>3454238>Magic shenanigansKev is pulling for MVP today, stealing 1HP from the berserker Toad and healing SMB a point....Which immediately gets knocked back out by another Toad taking the long way around to slap him in the back of the head. Bitch move, bro. Total bitch move.>Whatcha gonna do about it?
>>3454250>Can we advance with generaal Goomba towards private and order private to fight back?>If not just order privet to fight back
>>3454250>what the other guy saidIf we can move more than one unit>get Cadet Guy in range of his ability and block one of the 2 toads not currently in battle.
>>3454262>>3454301The forest is back at it again with the info."A full turn consists of a unit movement and a unit attack. There's nothing stopping you (or your enemy) from splitting the bill between two units.""Also, most Abilities that don't mess with stats only activate when that unit attacks, so Cadet Guy's Oil Pellet won't work if the Private is pushing back this turn."...Right. So we'll split your orders and have Cadet Guy join the Private and have our Infantry unit push back Bitch Boy #3. But it looks like our last enemy decided to quit sitting on his thumbs and take a shot at the Cadet.>Seriously, did we land in Infodump Forest or something?
>>3454375>Magikevin use range attack at closest Bitch Boy>Cadet Guy move 3 to the left
>>3454390>Kevin takes the shot>Cadet swerves left for some reasonLittle Cadet Guy has to duck and cover as a magic bullet flies over his head to snap at the new Toad. Private gets the heal. The fella all the way to the right makes a move but... doesn't attack? Maybe he's trying to stay out of 1985's Range?>Man let's ice these fools, this forest is getting weird.
>>3454390> 1985's move to the right>Magikevin use Power Sap at closest Bitch Boy
>>3454409>Private moves to check>Kevin gets to have all the funKev keeps wailing on this same Toad 1HP at a time, giving the Private that nice full heal.But the Eastern Toad gives SMB the slip, and heads right towards me to attack! YOU FOOLS! YOU'VE LEFT ME DEFENSELESS!...Pff psyche. The Engineers' Ability reduces the Toad's Power by 1, so they got nothin' to hit me with. Pretty baller for a bunch of nerds standing on each other.>I'm starting to think these guys aren't the tactical stronghold I thought they'd be.
>>3454430Gom, Goom, and Goomy will just smash the toad next to them
>>3454430>Engineers Attack mushroom unit next to them> 1985's move to the left
>>3454479>Smash and/or SlamThe towering trio totally trounces the terrified Toad. Looks like they're not ready to give up for whatever reason, and another one gets a running start punch on Magikevin.>How do we punish the moron who would dare touch our precious mustache fellow?
>>3454516>Magikevin attack mushroom unit next to them> 1985's move to the left
>>3454515>>3454597>Kevin plays the long gameMagikevin gives that Toad another hit, healing Cadet Guy as he gets hit by the other fella. The Private slowly trots towards the carnage....The forest rustles with knowledge."Healing sources are very important in battle and out, as Units don't heal between levels unless they take time off the battlefield. And your team isn't big enough to give out any vacation hours yet.">I still can't believe these little scrubs haven't given up yet.
>>3454642>1985 will attack the toad next to them>Magikevin will attack the toad in front of him
>>3454651>Private tears ass>Magikevin gets confusedThe Private is good at following orders, decimating the little Toad. Kevin, however, came over to tell me that only one unit can attack per turn (I thought I could trade one of their movements for an extra attack but Kevin says no.) C'mon, we're villains! We should be able to break the rules. Also Cadet Guy is getting his shit slapped. Someone should do something about that.>Do something about that
>>3454669>Okay, 1985, move left >Cadet, retreat
>>3454711This is my fault, I've left all the rules vague so that there wasn't a huge infodump at the start. Each turn has one unit move and one unit attack, or have one unit do both. But since I didn't specify, from now on you can move two units per turn if neither one attacks.>1985 is comin' to town>The Cadet is Cadone with this shitCadet Guy makes a run for the border, with the Private intercepting the shit-slappin' action.>He's on the ropes, get him you dopes!
>>3454753>Magikevin will attack the remaining toad
>>3454767>Kev killsteals from SMBMagikevin uses his Rally bonus just right, finishing off the last Toad and fully healing up Cadet Guy. With only two Units missing 1HP each, this 'battle' is over. Time to set this forest on fire and move on to the next unsuspecting warzone.1-1 CLEAR>Choose one Unit to recieve +1 Max HP
>>3454784Magikevin, he seems to need it the most, plus hes our healer
>>3454789Magikevin now has a Max HP of 5!AND THAT'S NOT ALL!As a reward for not losing any Units in battle, The Koopa Troop has authorized an extra reward! Choose one box:>Health Boost: +1 Max HP to all Units>Resume: A new Unit is added to the party>Pay Day: +1D100 Coins and an itemThe forest is extra rustly, and the voice is louder and more annoying than before."You should skip out on the extra Unit this time, I have it on good authority that a new recruit is coming your way very soon..."
>>3454810>Resume: A new Unit is added to the party
>>3454834>Pay Day: +1D100 Coins and an itemFuck, i meant this
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>3454834>>3454842>Pay DayDisregard friends, acquire Coinage. Pretty sure there are any stores around that will let us spend money while we set the kingdom ablaze, but collecting 100 Coins gives you a 1-Up Mushroom I think.We've also received a little care package. There's a karaoke machine in the lounge now. Haven't heard anything about that new recruit we were promised yet...Choose the direction we should sail!>Northern Coast>Northeast Shallows>Eastern Wood
>>3454979>Northeast ShallowsSounds like a plan, my party of one!We're about to hit the mainland, but we have a stop in troubled waters beforehand. And we have some time to kill before we even need to do that! What to do, what to do...>Check on Gom, Goom and Goomy in the Engine Room>See why Cadet Guy is investigating the Boiler Room>Join Magikevin on the Deck for boring meditation
>>3455033>Check on Gom, Goom and Goomy in the Engine RoomHang with our niggas
>>3454059So is this the first thread in this game
>>3455042>Solidarity with the Goombas>>3455045It sure is, as you can probably tell by the shit pacing.It's my first Quest ever, just having a little fun with some homemade sprites and ripped backgrounds.The Engine Room, as you can probably guess, houses a lot of the machinery that keeps the Airship in the air for as long as it needs to be. And then puts the ship on the ground at a regulated speed. Constantly running to and fro from machine to machine are Gom, Goom, and Goomy, three Goombas that stand on one another in a stack. It's only been a few hours since we've met, and I've yet to even have a decent conversation with them. I can, however, already tell that they're probably nerds.They don't seem to notice that I, their direct superior, am here to see what they're doing.>Try and yell for them over the loud machinery>Start messing with equipment to look smart>Invite your fellow Goombas to try the new karaoke machine
>>3455079>Try and yell for them over the loud machinery>Invite your fellow Goombas to try the new karaoke machineWow, you made these yourself?
>>3455110>Partytime on the Verde La Sol!Aw yeah, I'd love to sing some Bee Sharps with these fellas!---"Oh, hey there bossman.""What are you doing here?""Shouldn't you be flying the ship?">"Yeah yeah, in a minute. Say, you boys wanna break in the new karaoke machine?""Um...""Eh...""Good God no.""He means that we're a little busy. The Air Compressor is especially vulnerable now that we're seaside.""It took a lot of sacrifices to make it portable enough to go flying, and these conditions are a recipe for disaster.""But you wouldn't understand. ...No offense."-----...Wouldn't understand? I mean, I don't know much about air compression, but maybe if I guess what they're talking about they'll think I'm a cool nerd like them.>"It's because of the salty air, right?">"It's all the water, obviously.">"It's the humidity that you're watching for, no?"
>>3455144>"It's because of the salty air, right?"
>>3455167>The Salt is realI mean, you know more than me!---"You've been staring into space for a while now.""You okay, bossman?">"Natch, nerdy bro. I was just thinking about how all this salty air would totally be jamming up our compressor without you guys doin' your thang.""Uh...""...Thanks?""I mean, a higher salt content in the air would be an issue if Gom's filtering wasn't top notch.""Dude, you're gonna make me blush.""They're worried about the water."---There's this weird Toad hanging out by us now. When did he get here?---"The Air Compressor takes air and pressurizes it to... well let's just say the Engineers are collecting air to generate power. Any impurities could cause serious problems, including salt. But water... Water's a death sentence for a compressor. A few drops here and there could destroy the system from the inside when a compressor gets this damn big. So you're still right, boss. Just not what they were looking for.">"Okay, who let you on my ship?">"Okay, but why are you here?">"Okay, step away from my Engineers Mushy Boy!"
>>3455215>"Okay, but why are you here?"
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>3455222>Why are you here">Who invited you into my Engine Room, fella?""Sorry, General. I just think things like this are pretty cool. Name's Toadsby. Saw you guys tearing up that forest, decided to switch sides and give you guys some tips from the sidelines. E-mailed my resume to the Koopa Troop and they said they wanted a spy. Good thing, too. Otherwise I'd have stowed away on this ship for nothing.">"...Okay then. Welcome aboard, Mushy Guy. Better go, like, introduce yourself to everyone else so they don't freak out about having a Toad onboard."---...Weird day. Best get ready to land.GOM: Don't worry, bossman.GOOM: That Toad had no idea what he was talking about, either.GOOMY: He's thinking about the wrong type of air compressor. We literally want the strong air to move the propeller, not to generate latent power.(The Engineers seem amused by the whole situation. 1D6 Coins added to total.)>Enough talk, have at you!
>>3455265Have Toadsby approach the toad
>>3455273>Earn Your KeepEven though the water's only ankle deep, I think it's important to note that we all know how to swim. Even those of us without arms.Toadsby makes the first move, pinning a Toad wearing cute little water wings to the stone wall. If they start to kiss I swear to god.These Cheep Cheep can borrow each other's movement and swim together, so this might get tricky.---"Yeah so this is a Toad. You know all about us by now. With this one against the wall he has nowhere to Cower."
>>3455310Cadet, fire at Cheep Cheep in front of you
>>3455330>Shots FiredCadet Guy takes his first shot, doing a little damage to the approaching Cheep Cheep. Now the real fun begins. With no movement orders, I decide to take a stroll.The corner Cheep decides to get moving, and the cornered and possibly excited Toad fights off his tormentor.>This'll get worse before it gets better...
>>3455387Toadsby, fight back
>>3455391>Put up ya dukesThis mushroom head is alright. Ours, not theirs. Theirs is already out cold after an extra gut punch.The Cheep Cheep that Cadet Guy shot with Oil tries to close the gap, only for him to duck to the side as it slides along at breakneck speed. It hits the edge but still gets a swipe at the Cadet.
>>3455395Magikevin, move to the right 2 times
>>3455401>>3455425>Kevin gets to steppin'With Kevin by our side, half the team surrounds this very scared little fish. Kev takes a shot since nobody declared an attack, and patches up SMB.The back rank of fishies group up and get one of their number to fin swipe the Private right back down, though.>My socks are so soaked
>>3455460Magikevin, attack the fish in front of you
>>3455469>Magic Fish FryKev takes another shot at the cornered little Cheep Cheep, healing up Cadet Guy to full. Traitor Toadsby uses up the movement to give us some advice.There's trouble brewing up north, and one of the Cheeps is all over SMB. He seems pretty chill about the whole ordeal, though.-----"Hey, General. Noticed you like to keep Magikevin firing at everyone. A good strategy, but remember that he can't heal himself..."
>>34554961985, hit the Cheep Cheep near youFinal vote for tonight, going to bed
>>3455501>Front Line InfantrySMB hits hard with that Rally boost, knocking most of the health out of the adjacent fish.The western filet fella makes his move, and the cornered Cheep takes a swing at Magikevin.I may have only had one person playing all day but this has been pretty fun. Haven't been this happy in a while.
>>3455591>Magikevin attack one behind him>SMB uses Living Projectile and moves 3 spaces left
>>3455733Can he move? He wasn't attacked but he is in melee range.
>>3455591If he can't move next the fish>Gomba uses Rally>Cadet guy uses Oil Pellets on fish begin Magikevin
>>3455733>>3455736>>3455742>Cadet Guy finishes off their victim>SMB gets into positionThe Cadet oils up the cornered little Cheep. He never stood a chance. SMB gets into a striking position via a kick in his shell.The school closes in on the party, with one little dude taking a swipe at Toadsby. Too bad he got himself in range of the Tower boys, negating its middling attack power.No clue if this thread'll survive my all-day work shift
>>3455878>Engineers attack fish next to you>Magikevin move one field back
>>3455878>No clue if this thread'll survive my all-day work shiftWhat do you mean? Thread stay up for a week or so
>>3455886>Goom Boys go at it>Kevin takes a back seatNow with a much-needed HUD update on health, three Goombas manage to only do two damage to their opponent. Looks like that's all they needed. Kevin moonwalks out of formation.Speaking of formation breaks, the center Cheep makes a move on... me? What did I do?>>3455913Work was cut short, and I'm not a /qst/ regular yet. I'm used to lurking more fast-paced boards.
>>3456446>Kevin Power Sap leftmost fish>Engineers move upup-left if they can move diagonally
>>3456446>Shit, Private, get that Cheep Cheep on the right
>>3456461Eh, i guess i'm supporting this
>>3456461>>3456466I...um...okay!>Private goes ham on sushi>Engineers hug the wallSo we'll have our tanky turtle stop this fish in its tracks and have the trio break rank. That makes sense, right?North Cheep comes in to take a bite out of Toadsby, only to be expertly thwarted by the Engineers. Dunno why the fish even tried, mushrooms are pretty grody.-----"Just a heads up, voting peeps. The General isn't all that good at thinking for himself. When he gets multiple suggestions, he sometimes just mashes them together into one instead of debating the strategic advantages of each vote."
>>3456515Engineers, attack the Cheep Cheep to the Left
>>3456515>Kevin Power Sap on damaged fish>Engineers use Tower
>>3456526>>3456532>Engineers wail on a fish they keep de-powered>Kevin sets up for successLooks like whatever enemy the Engineers stand next to get super nervous by how tall they are and lose Power. Add a Rally bonus to their strike and they really pack a wallop. Magikevin takes the opportunity to duck back and get ready to strike.SMB's personal fishie decides to get back to beating on his shell.-----"Most battles take a 6v6 format, with the rest of our team taking the time to heal back on the airship. But with only six team members to our group, we can't afford to give out any shore leave!"
>>3456558>Kevin Power Sap on fish in front of him>Engineers use TowerRepeat that killing middle fish, then fish next to SMB and then next to engineers
>>3456581>Its ya boi Kev wit them good heals>With special guest Triple Tower Powerless HourMagikevin, with that nice Rally boost, knocks out the center Cheep and heals SMB for two health. Even the little fishie that could over to the west can't knock it back but so bad.Meanwhile, the last Cheeper...makes a run for it? Our terrible trio don't have the speed to catch up...
>>3456598>Engineers use range attack on running Cheeper>SMB move one to the left
>>3456622>leftI meant right.
>>3456622>Take no prisonersNot sure what that fish was trying to do, but that shit don't fly with us.The Private makes a tactical retreat, and the sole remaining Cheep Cheep rams full speed into Cadet Guy.-----"Good call. Enemies that are allowed to retreat might show up again at a later date, often when we really don't want them to."
>>3456655>SMB, Attack the last Cheep Cheep
>>3456655>Goomba use rally >SMB hit it
>>3456663>>3456664>Tag team this mug1985 gives our last enemy a 3-Star pounding courtesy of yours truly. It can't attack, it can't escape, all it can do is wait for the sweet release. I almost feel bad.>...Almost.
>>3456679>Magikevin, attacksMakes sense to me. One magic pew pew and the battle is won. I, our illustrious General am healed to full and this overpriced goldfish goes belly-up. We can't really set this zone on fire, but Private SMB is taking a hearty piss in the shallows so we're calling this ours.1-2 CLEAR>Choose one Unit to recieve +1 Max HP
>>3456694Magikevin now has a Max HP of six! He earned it.AND THAT'S NOT ALL!Nobody died today that wasn't supposed to, so the Koopa Troop is handing out more incentives. Pick a box, it's contents will help you on your way.>Health Boost: +1 Max HP to all Units>Resume: A new Unit is added to the party>Pay Day: +1D100 Coins and an itemThink long and hard about your reward while I attend a small social gathering.
>>3456705>Health Boost: +1 Max HP to all Units
>>3456711>Health BoostEvery Unit that participated in battle gets +1 Max HP! Good thing, too. Things won't be so easy for much longer...Pick a direction to travel, we need to keep this momentum going!>Deeper North Ocean>Northeastern Woods>Eastern Coasts
>>3457164>NE WoodsHeaded back to dry land? Sign me the heck up!There's still a good amount of time before we reach our destination, and I still haven't gotten any personal time with a lot of the crew...>Try to learn about Private SMB>Do some research on our ship for, like, strategy>Track down Magikevin to try and learn his secrets
>>3457196>Do some research on our ship for, like, strategy
>>3457196>Do some research on our ship for, like, strategySupporting this
>>3457213>>3457241>Do some research on the shipCouldn't be easier. The room that I check our World Map progress on is the Navigation Quarters. There are lots of dusty blue posters rolled up and tucked away on shelves that show off different things the ship is designed for. I'm not the guy to ask about all that stuff, but hanging up on the wall is this neat framed picture with a plaque.Verde La Sol: The Shining Green Sunrise of WarFirst taking flight in 1991 during the occupation of Dinosaur Island, this scouting ship has been instrumental in many military maneuvers for the Koopa Corps. She was designed as an exploratory vessel, often sent ahead of battle ships with a small, expendable crew to investigate potentially hostile territories. With this in mind the Verde La Sol has a water-resistant hull for sea voyages and can reach cruising altitudes of 15,000 feet with little worry.Wow, this ship doesn't show her age at all!...While I was reading the plaque out loud, Cadet Guy stopped drawing on blueprints to listen in. I totally forgot he was in that corner at all.>Ask Cadet Guy about the Verde La Sol>Take a look at what he was drawing>Pull out a blueprint and try to read it ourselves
>>3457859>>Take a look at what he was drawing(Also, got a quick game mechanic question. Can a unit's stats go above 3, at least temporarily? i.e. if we found another unit with 3 power, could they be boosted to 4 power with general goomba's ability?)
>>3457859>Take a look at what he was drawing+>Ask him to explain it to us>>3457987This is a good question. Also does Goomba need to do it once and it works or it just works on a turn it was triggered?
>>3457987>>3457999>Check out Cadet Guy's drawingsHe gives us a wave as I come over to inspect his work. It's a blue outline of the ship with a lot of numbers and such. All the notes are written in Heihoglyphics, I can't make heads or tails of what he's written. There are also three crude circles drawn at the center of the ship, almost like he was hastily trying to add something.-----"Heigh Ho, Generallisimo!>"Yeah hey Cadet. Mind telling me what you're working on? Trying to get a little intel on the ship before our next stop.""Surely! I was doing a little surface work on the hull here where I drew these circles, y'know, clearing out the rotted wood and such, and I noticed something odd.">"Odd how?""A design flaw. I've been going over schematics for about an hour now and she's a fine ship. Two stories, plenty of living space, even that killer new karaoke machine you had installed. The numbers are good, the pressure against the outer perimeter is well regulated by the Engineers, the kitchen even does pizza on Wednesdays! But... It's just not right. I can't believe that nobody brought this up before...">"Well out with it man! I can't play guessing games all day, we're entering a war zone! What's the issue?""W-well it's...I mean... We're missing... Oh jeez..."-----I may have spooked the little fella. Too much manly vigor for his little boy heart. We're...missing something? What could our ship be missing?>There's no medical wing!>The fuel supply is leaking!>We need weapons!
>>3458074>The fuel supply is leaking!
>>3458074>The fuel supply is leaking!Gosh darnit.
>>3458081>Gas leakThat's no good!----->"Is there a leak in the fuel line? All these circles you drew, are they holes in the supply?""Well, not really. The ship doesn't have a fuel line at all. The, uh, Engineers move the ship with compressed air and everything else is electrical.">"Weird. So what's the big upset?""We're a ship going into battle and we have no weaponry. I was drawing circles where cannons should be on the side.">"It would be a lot easier if we could shoot down enemies instead of having to get out to beat everything up ourselves.""Right, but the Verde La Sol was designed as a scouting ship. She's supposed to just investigate places, not engage in battle. Our orders don't match up with the equipment they gave us. It's almost as if we were just shipped out with whatever was in the hanger.">"So start punching holes in the ship so we can place some cannons!""Yeah... we can't. This ship is every bit a national treasure as it is an active vessel. We can't make any cosmetic changes under penalty of law..."-----That's not fair! I wanna shoot some cannons!>So just put some cannons topside!>Maybe we could ask the bosses really really nicely to let us do it anyway?>Let's just carry cannons into battle!>>3457987>>3457999Certain abilities, like the General's and the Engineers' activate automatically when they're next to a unit that can be affected. Friends next to the general are always at +1 Power, and enemies next to the tower are always at -1. Abilities are divided into Passive ones like those and Attack ones that only activate when a unit, y'know, attacks. I've updated our Intelligence Reports to show which ones have which. And as far as stat boosting goes, you'll just have to try it to find out!
>>3458126>Duct Tape them on then!Not a cosmetic change and optimal positioning!
>>3458126Could we build a moving platform in the ship? Something that would allow us to keep the look and add the guns. A part of the deck would have a sliding hull from where we would slide the platform out. We would place cannons there. Is something like that possible?
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>3458140>Duct Tape solves everything!Great idea!>>3458164>Rotary PlatformsBoss idea, but we can't afford that! I dunno how we're even going to afford the ammo to fire these things...----->"I've got it! We're just gonna duct tape the cannons to the side of the ship! That way the ship's facade is untouched and we get artillery fire!"B-but boss! All that tape will ruin my paint job! A-and are we sure tape would be strong enough to->"Who's the General here?""W-well you are, of course.">"Then of course General Goomba says tape it up and ship it out!""Alrighty then! We just need actual cannons now.">"...what?""Well all that hypothetical talk was fun, but we don't even have cannons to tape up yet.">"Then why were you designing an artillery unit?""...For fun?">"DUNDERHEAD!""Y-yeah...I was just thinking that, m-maybe one of our Pay Day packages would come with some cannons and then we could fix the ship up...">"Yeah, and maybe if I had wheels I'd be a wagon. But until then MOVE OUT!"(Cadet Guy seems distressed, but he's gathering duct tape to the hull on his way to the battlefield so he doesn't seem to object to the plan. +1D6 Coins added to total.)----->It's so hard to conscript good help these days.
>>3458225Magikevin, attack that...thing...in front of you!
>>3458225New enemies and mini boss. Well good luck to whoever pick that up. I'm off to sleep.
>>3458235>Kevin fires a warning shotLooks like there's a pack of bugs on the way, with a few Goombrats to play around with as well. Magikevin takes a shot to keep a Fighter Fly at bay, and heals up SMB as he tries to join the action.The back Goombrat stomps headfirst towards Cadet guy and deals 2 damage. These guys look a little stronger...There's something going on way in the woods there... What the hell is that little green thing? He's hitting that Toad! Is he one of ours?-----"General, I don't even know what that thing is. Looks like a giggling jelly bean in a pom-pom hat. It's hitting an enemy unit, so maybe he's with us? Best be careful for now..."
>>3458266Cadet, fire at the enemy in front of you
>>3458411>Cadet PelletOur Maintenance Guy covers the back Fighter Fly in oil, coating its wings and dealing damage. The Engineers desperately want to help break that strong attack pile over yonder.That Fury Pea decimates that little Toad, and it freaks out the local enemies. Good thing, too. Doesn't seem like Cadet Guy can take another hit...-----"Fighter Flies can only attack and move diagonally, but they hit for three damage! Out-ranging them might be the safest option."
>>3458511>Roll outIf there's one thing the Cadet's good at, it's getting out of trouble. The Engineers attack a Fighter Fly from a safe distance to thin the herd, and one pesky bee gives SMB a MONSTER hit....There was only one of those jelly beans before, right? W-what happened to the Toad's body?-----"General, I saw the whole thing! That beanie thing turned that Toad into another of itself, zombie style! I...I didn't sign up for this, man!"
>>3458545Have kevin move near SMB
>>3458558>Kevin takes a few stepsEveryone's feeling the pressure, so Magikevin steps in, takes the Rally, and decimates a Fighter Fly. Cadet Guy gets those good heals right on time....One of the Fury Peas makes a beeline for that Goombrat. Oh my god he has airpods in he can't see it coming. That Fighter Fly sure as hell can, he's trying to swoosh out of the way.-----"Keep that thing the hell away from me! From all of us!"
>>3458599SMB, attack the front goombrat
>>3458637>SMB does the dirty workEven a Goombrat doesn't deserve whatever that...thing has planned for it. SMB rolls up and socks it, if only to keep the Fury Pea from getting him first.The creep switches tactics, taking a chunk out of the other Goombrat. A very frightened Fighter Fly decided that I'm a more palatable target than that giggling menace...-----"I wish we had something, ANYTHING to go on about these green freaks. We don't even know what their Ability is, although it looks like a lot of enemy units start to panic when they get close..."
>>3458673Fuck this shit, let's get out of here
>>3458690>This ain't our fightNormally I'd tan some hides for that kind of talk, but zombie bean-mushroom men is where I draw my line in the sand.--->"FULL COMPANY RETREAT!""Oh thank the stars""O-okie dokie Generallisimo!""It just wasn't in the cards today.""Hmph, and things were just getting interesting...""We'll get the ship up in no-time!"-----The Engineers are the first ones out, none of us can bail without them. I give this Fighter Fly a little tap to get 'im out of our hair.SMB's Goombrat loses its mind when the former-Toad heads his way. The other finishes up with his prey.-----"Evacuation from battle just requires having the team leave via the bottom of the map. It'll take a few turns, and the General has to leave last.">Who's retreating next?
>>3458750>Move out, soldierSMB really didn't want to leave, but a swift kick to the shell from Magikevin sends him back to camp. Even our ranged fighters don't do any attacking, they don't want to draw the enemy's attention....The Goombrat... it's all...sludgey. It's cackling like a maniac and looks damn terrifying. This isn't what we landed here to do. This isn't what we landed here to do at all. It keeps saying something. Sounds like..."Happy?">Get us outta here!
>>3458784>Women and children firstNot sure what category our Cadet falls under, besides gone.They're...letting us go? Maybe they're full? Or... maybe they're... Doesn't matter! RUN!-----"General! They're...fusing together? Oh man oh man oh man oh jeez this is so bad."
>>3458809>Get outta here mushyThis is getting hard to watch... The middle sludge Goomba is slowly absorbing the other laughing creatures. Can't believe I'm saying this, but I hope that Mario fella does his hero thing and stops all this.-----"NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE"-----...happy...
>>3458915Magikevin, get your ass on the ship
>>3458923>Magikevin gets his ass on the ship. He tells me something about dark forces and ollies outie. Now it's just me.They're...they're almost one. I can only imagine what they'll look like together...>Get our asses on the ship>Stay a few more moments and see what it turns into-----...hee hee...such a happy...
>>3458932>Get our asses on the ship
>>3458934>Not todayGod that SUCKED. The last thing I needed today was an apocalyptic scenario. As the six of us stand on the deck and make an emergency exit, we watch as the coast is covered in black sludge in a matter of moments. It's...smiling. We hear one more sound before losing it on the horizon.HAPPY BIRTHDAY---...It's been four hours. Nobody's seen the Engineers since they locked themselves in the Engine Room. The Cadet's been painting the same spot on the wall for twenty minutes. Magikevin never left the deck, he's just staring at the stars. Private SMB is stomping up and down the hallways, frustrated. And Toadsby... Toadsby's just sticking by me in the Lounge in silence.---"General, it's time to face facts. We lost control of that situation fast. Everyone's scared, tired, or both. If we keep going on our mission-">"Don't give me any 'ifs', Mush Brain. We're still on track for that castle.""If you don't do something fast, you might have to fly there alone. This is one of those moments you see in the movies. What happens next will probably determine how your crew sees you from now on. Or if you'll keep them from deserting altogether to avoid fighting those...things. Everyone behind you pulled their weight and followed you to the abyss. I...I think it's time you showed them they picked the right ship to sail in.">"Oh my god you're such a weenie."-----He's not wrong, though. My crew is majorly bummed and probably scared out of their minds. But I'm the General. I wear the nice hat, and with it comes the duty to tow the line. My next move could define my military career.>Time for a passionate speech>Time for mandatory group karaoke>Time to make a big pancake dinner for the crew
>>3458988>>Time for a passionate speech>>Time to make a big pancake dinner for the crew
>>3458988>Time to make a big pancake dinner for the crew
>>3459001>>3459150>>3459204>Make a passionate speech at the big pancake dinnerThat'll get everyone fired up! Better make an announcement. To the intercom!----->"Attention all staff...This is your General speaking. Using the intercom that we've always had since forever. Um...hi! In honor of none of us being turned into green bean monsters today we will be holding a special pancake dinner. All units are on standby until further notice, so, uh, have some fun while I make some pancakes! General out."-----The kitchen is kept in solid condition despite the fact that we don't have a cook. I have no idea who stocks this place up or keeps it clean. I should look into that later so we don't resort to cannibalism.Let's see... A few pounds of flour, sugar for flavor, milk and eggs because I think those go in pancakes, butter, some powders...Private SMB is looking at me from the doorway as I gather ingredients, it's a little intimidating. I guess this is what he wants to do with his time off?>Just start mixing like a madman, it can't be so hard>Look for a recipe in one of the cookbooks on the shelf>See if SMB wants to help cook
>>3459217>>See if SMB wants to help cook
>>3459217>Look for a recipe in one of the cookbooks on the shelfAnd>See if SMB wants to help cook
>>3459237>>3459249>Let's get cookin'!----->"Let's see... 1001 Dinners for One, How to Make Vegetarianism Tolerable, It Takes Two to Meringue Yo... Good gravy who's books are these?""What are you doing?">"Looking for a good pancake recipe. Today was pretty brutal, we need something really special!""...Put down the books, General. You don't need instructions for pancakes."-----And just like that Private SMB starting mixing pancake batter. I wanted to help, but it's pretty hard to whisk without arms.>Ask SMB why he knows how to make pancakes>Dig into the cabinets for toppings>Lick the egg beatersthese 12 hour shifts are killing me
>>3460994>>Ask SMB why he knows how to make pancakesAnd>>Dig into the cabinets for toppings
>>3461372>>3461374>The plot thickens like that good batterMan, this pantry is loaded! Dunno who's keeping it stocked but they're on the ball. I'll just start putting things that look good on the counter, we'll make it a make-your-own pancake bar! We've got a lot of fruits, some sprinkles, a little bit of butter left in the dish, an industrial size syrup bottle, whatever this weird blue jar is, pickles...Wow, he's really going at that batter...----->"So, um, Private... where does a war machine like you pick up on how to make pancakes?""When you have 6 kids to feed you learn pretty quick. My mother used to say that about everything she did, including her pancakes.">"Cool, big family man. I can dig that. She must have been so worried when you told her you were joining the Koopa Troop.""...">"...""...">"So what do you want on your pancakes?""...On? Who puts things on pancakes? They're fine on their own.">"So wait, no syrup?""Syrup? That bourgeoisie sticky stuff? That's so weird.">"Not even a little pad of butter?""There's enough butter in the skillet already. No need to get all fancy with it. I just want pancakes.""F-for the record, I like bananas with mine. Preferably with the little slices cooked into the batter but on top would be fine, too.""And my blueberry compote should be perfect for this meal."-----Cadet Guy and Magikevin? How long have they been listening in on us? I hope I didn't embarrass the Private or anything...>Leave them to cook the pancakes to see if the Engineers are still locked in their room>Help with finishing up for dinner>Try to figure out what the hell a compote is
>>3461584>Leave them to cook the pancakes to see if the Engineers are still locked in their room
>>3461584>>Leave them to cook the pancakes to see if the Engineers are still locked in their room
>>3461594>>3461736>Check on the boysThis is a pretty nice scene, what with these three chuckleheads flipping pancakes and arranging plates and knives and such. But it just doesn't feel right without Gom, Goom, and Goomy. I mean, we're making the world's most perfectly stackable foodstuffs and our own perfectly stackable Goomstuffs are missing out on the action. Let's go after 'em.-----The door to the Engine Room is locked, and there's a Do Not Disturb sign hanging. Usually the noise coming out of there is deafening, but apart from some light whirring sounds the halls are still. We'll give the door a little knock and see what's up.----->"Hello? Goombros? You in there?""No, we're just letting our Do Not Disturb sign get some fresh air on the door, that's all.">"Pancakes are underway, and a lot of the team is flipping up a storm in the kitchen. Maybe you want to come down and join in?""Yeah, well maybe we don't.">"Oh come on! I know today was bad, but-""Oh do you? Do you really know how bad today was? Please tell us all about it because we weren't there or anything.">"That's not very cool Goom. How about taking the Pokey outta your ass and joining your team for-""How about we stay here and keep everyone in this ship from dying from 3000 feet in the air? That okay with you General? Or do you feel the need to fellate your authority some more?">"...""..."-----What the shit, man? I thought these guys were cool, but I offer them pancakes and a good time and they chew my head off!>Start barking orders at these insubordinate butts>Try to figure out what's making them act so roughly>Leave them to wallow in their own issues
>>3462432>>Leave them to wallow in their own issuesEveryone's got their own ways of coping with fucked up shit, and if these three wanna cope by just sticking to themselves then there's not much we can do about it. Plus they've kinda got a point about needing to be in there to make sure the ship doesn't crash or anything.We'll have to remember to make some pancakes for them once they've cooled off, though.
>>3462432>Leave them to wallow in their own issues
>>3462471>>3462484>Leave 'em aloneI don't like it, but today WAS pretty goddamn terrifying. I guess we can let them be. Plus I don't want any sad faces at my big pancake dinner.----->"Alrighty then. You guys do your thing, and you can come join us if and when you're ready.""...very well."-----The kitchen is a much more lively spot. Toadsby's joined in on the fun, mixing more batter while SMB operates the skillet. Cadet Guy with a knife should be scary, but he's peacefully chopping up fruits for the bar. And Magikevin is doing...something... to that blue jar. There are only but so many blue foods, what's he working on? I better join in too, this was supposed to be my meal after all...>Start setting the table>Mix a homemade syrup>Taste Magikevin's compote
>>3462557>>Mix a homemade syrup
>>3462601>A little ol' fashioned syrupI can do that. I mean, it's just sticky stuff mixed with wet stuff, right?Brown Sugar, White Sugar, some water, dab of butter, milk, and so on all go in this here pot. Set it on fire for------"Just put the pot on the stove and walk away."-----...Just put the pot on the stove until it boils over and syrup's done! Though something's missing... It needs a flavor.>Maple Honey>Banana Strawberry>Cucumber Watermelon>Sugar and More Sugar
>>3462908>Maple Honey GoodnessI mean, if that's what the kids like these days...We'll throw a maple leaf into the pot and squish it in there with some honey. Give it that nice and nostalgic flavor. And also crunchy leafy bits.And with that, the breakfast for dinner bar is complete! It all looks pretty great, and will do wonders to mask my true motives behind gathering the crew up together like this. There's just one flaw in my master plan... I forgot to write a speech.>Speak from the heart like a goober>Speak with your gut like a moron>Speak with your brain like a nerdAnd... which part of the meal makes the most sense to make a big speech?>Right before the first bite>After everyone's had a few tastes and the mood is good>Towards the ass-end of dinner when everyone is winding down
>>3462970>>Speak from the heart like a gooberand>>Right before the first biteHonestly not too sure about how to go about this, but I'll just hope for the best with this.It's kinda hard being the only one calling the shots.
(I think I'm gonna go to sleep now. Hope some more anons show up for this.)
>>3462987>An immediate goober speechOh wow, okay. No pressure or anything.We'll just make a little throat clearing noise for effect and...----->"Uh, hey everyone. Everyone... I'd like a quick word while we get started. Go ahead, make your plates and all and I'll just talk.">"Today was, well... y'know... Today we had a bad day. As a team we were handed our first major defeat at the hands of the enemy. And not just any enemy, nooooo siree. Whatever we saw today was new. And spooky. And had a really mean sense of humor."-----A few heads look down in disappointment.----->"But that's not what we should take away from today. We all survived an unknown threat with minimal injury thanks to superior strategy and the hard work of everyone here.""Except for us, you mean."-----The Engineers waddle into the kitchen. Goomy has puffy eyes, he might have been crying.-----"We choked.""Those enemies hit harder than anything we've seen before, and we were stuck in the water unable to do a thing about it.""If we had reached everyone in time-">"We might all be zombified like those other guys right now."-----The whole room looks at me in suspense. I think I've got this one.----->"...There's no telling what would have happened if this or that happened. It's not really our job to know. We're Minions. We walk in a straight line towards a better future, which usually involves kidnapping and arson."-----Everyone looks pretty confused.----->"...Running this ship is a lot like...well...like a lot of things! Like... Like making pancakes!""Because you have no idea how to make pancakes?">"Exactly! But the Private does! He's a pancake master! And running this ship is like...like...""Correctly applying artillery weapons to a ship?">"That's right, Cadet! That's why we entrust you'll do all the duct taping once we get paid. And it's like-""Tapping into the cosmic forces beyond mortal vision to fuel the wellspring of the here and now?">"If that means magic pew pew pellets then yes! Running a ship is like tapping on a spring very well because I have no idea how to do it. Do you...get it yet?"-----Everyone looks at me like I'm on fire.----->"There are a lot of things that I can't do. And when that happens, I have to lean on someone who can. Because I was given this job for a reason. I can see the things that I can't do, and put the people who can do them in the right place.">"I called this Pancake Dinner to order not just to lick at our wounds, but to affirm our platoon's commitment to one another. Before our job is done, we WILL see more of those zombie guys. And some of you will get scared, and may want to run away from your duty. Even I might. But I'm still going to march to that castle, and it'd be really swell if I knew that I could lean on you guys when I need you most. It's a lot to ask of foot soldiers like us, but I've seen you all work and I know that we can succeed."-----"...You're such a goober.">General Goober to you, soldier.
>>3463229...And that was the last thing said all night.The party gets one of the following sitting-through-the-company-drama-bullshit bonuses.>Full Party Heal>+1D20 Coins>+1 Fury File (gives a little info on an already encountered "Fury" enemy in the Intelligence Reports)
>>3463377>>Full Party Heal
>>3463377>Full Party Heal
>>3464233>>3464273>Heals up, wheels up!It was a weird night, but nobody deserted and everyone seems in an okay mood, willing to keep going despite there being zombie monsters on the loose. Some of them seem...almost... excited?When the whole ordeal yesterday went down we had to make an emergency escape. Our destination turned out to be this eastern deep wood, where it's back to business as usual.-----"Back to the grind, eh General? Watch out for those Piranha Plants, they auto-attack things that get in their range. I wonder if that only applies to us...?"
>>3466569Toadsby: Move up and attack the Goombrat (preferably while in range to be buffed by the general, if possible. not entirely sure how range works in this desu)
>>3468180>Toadsby TimeOur mushy snitch gets us started by throwing a rock at the solo Goombrat. Pretty decent arm on this guy. ...The Goombrat threw it right back at him. Should have seen that coming.Woah, friendly fire! The western Piranha Plant takes a big bite out of his Fighter Fly friend. Must be really hungry...did we save any pancakes?So Range refers to how many spaces away a Unit can attack. If it has a Range of 1, then the unit can only attack adjacently, or right next to the unit in any of the eight directions. Range 2 can be an additional space away from that, and it doesn't have to be a straight line. Both attacking units here have a Range of 2, Toadsby attacking once upwards and once to the up-right. Goombrat just did the same thing in the opposite direction. The way the Abilities are written, Rally and Tower have a Range of 1 and auto-apply as the conditions are met. Totally confusing to everyone but me.-----"Check it out, we've got a new HUD! They follow Chess Board coordinates, so now it's easier to call out specific squares for everybody."
>>3468629So that would mean Magikevin could attack the Goombrat Toadsby just attacked without having to move, right?Regardless, he should move up a space to G3 so he's out of range of that Fighter Fly before he attacks the Goombrat.(I think the main reason why I'm having trouble with range/movement stuff is because I keep wanting to assume "adjacent" means the four spaces in the cardinal directions around something and not all 8 spaces.)
>>3468662Oh, and just in case that command was a bit too confusing;>Magikevin: Move up to G3 and attack the Goombrat
>>3468662>Magikevin gets into positionHe could have easily stayed where he was, but Magikevin escapes the Fighter Fly's path and finishes off the Goombrat. Toadsby gets a little baby heal, and the opposing forces don't really know what to do.>I mean, we don't know what to do either, but...we're winning!
>>3468724>Cadet Guy: Move up a space>Magikevin: Fuck up the Piranha Plant on E6Mainly trying to set us up so we don't have to worry about the Fighter Flies at all (unless they have some kinda trick I/we don't know about that lets them move cardinally).
>>3468739>Kev timeThese Fighter Flies don't seem very smart, we could easily take a few steps out of the way and avoid their nasty bites. The Piranha Plants, however, pose a bigger threat. One of the big red palookas snuck into our ranks and shaved off a third of my health! Not very cash money of him.-----"Watch out, General! If you get knocked out, we'll lose our means of communication with the voters on top of not having a centralized leader. Who knows what'd happen then?"
>>3468818>Toadsby: Throw a rock at it's plant-dick! Or something!>Goomtower: Get over here you stack of dweebs! (Move to B2)(Gonna take a shower now. See you in a while.)
>>3468832>And here comes the wind-upI've never seen a plant-dick before, let's hope I never do. Whatever he did hit, though, seems to have a similar effect. The Plant and the Mushroom trade blows, and the Engineers move into position.>...Plant-dick? What a way to run a railroad...
>>3468944>Toadsby: KILL IT>Goomstack: Move to C3 (assuming they won't get in Toadsby's way?)(Nice, got back just in time.)
>>3468951>Two strikes, one outMan, that last rock knocked out a few teeth! The mighty Piranha has struck out. If we build this crew up enough we could easily start a company baseball team. Take out those chumps from marketing.
>>3469042>Magikevin: Move to E3 and attack the plant at E6Operation "Nice health, it's mine now" is a go.
>>3469042Also, shouldn't that fighter fly at G6 have been hit by the plant? Or am I misinterpreting the plant's ability?
>>3469047>Everybody loves KevinAnd for good reason; our little old wizard keeps everyone in the pink. It takes a little while since even with a Rally boost he's only doing two damage, but it tastes delicious from this end.What's that Fighter Fly doing? ...Not getting eaten? Bold strategy, let's see how it plays out for him.
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3469094Good catch, the party gets 1D6 Coins for catching a glitch in the matrix.I was thinking that they attacked before moving instead of after, but you're right, it should be relative.
>>3469109>>3469122>Magikevin: Continue SUCCing the plant('s HP)>Tri-Goom: Move to D4
>>3469135>He hungers for the hit pointsThe plant is stuck, then the plant is sucked. Our party is back to 100% health! How is this guy not a millionaire, his healing magic should be worth a fortune!These flies seem to be under the impression that they can get anything done.
>>3469206>Magikevin: One more, for the road! (Kill the plant)>G. Goober (sounds like a megaman weapon name): move to E2If that right fighter fly tries anything, SMB or Cadet can just pop a cap in his ass.
>>3469222>Suck it dryMan, this battle's getting weird. But we're winning!Lazy plant up top is dwindling down, might be the last mistake it gets to make.
>>3469272>Magikevin to G3, attack the plant.I think it'd probably be better to actually save the flies until after we've dealt with the plants, for free healing if we need it.By the way, if Magikevin w/ Rally attacks an enemy with 1HP, will he only heal someone for 1HP, or is he able to conjure an extra hitpoint out of thin air?
>>3469290>Magikevin's Gardening ServiceKev and a Fighter Fly walk past each other like ships in the night, and he starts his campaign anew. I wish he'd have thought to swipe the fly on the way, that's almost half my health!-----"Magikevin's Power Sap heals equal to the damage he deals. Usually that's only one point at a time, but a well-timed Rally doubles his efforts on both fronts."
>>3469290And for the record, yes. Pulling things out of thin air is kind of his specialty.
>>3469328>SMB to E3>Goofy Goober to F2>Hope the enemy team is dumb enough to waste their turn on one of the flies instead of the plant
>>3469341>Get comfyOof, looks like the enemy had a basic strategy that boiled down to a very unhappy houseplant. Everyone's out of the Fly Zone, but a Piranha Potshot gets lobbed at our healer.-----"Contrary to popular belief, there is a randomness element to enemy strategies. It's literally a D20 on a desk somewhere, but that's more of a shot than most would give us."
>>3469376Ah, damn.>SMB: Shell kick next to the plant>Magikevin: Keep doin' your thingMaybe the addition of a turtle hurtling at it a a whopping 3 mobility will spook it into not attacking Kev again?
>>3469386Should probably specify I mean the left side of the plant (G5).
>>3469386>Spook TimeHurtling at the speed of retribution, Private SMB wants in on the action. And he gets it at the cost of a 2HP auto-attack. We can patch that up, though.
>>3469426Indeed we can!>Kev: Once more with feeling>Ed, Edd, & Eddy: Move to E5, I guess?It's not possible to give up moving to attack twice, right?Because otherwise I would just have SMB finish the plant off.
>>3469435>Can ya feel it, Mr. Kevs?Kevin continues to drain the plant and divert the health to SMB, who gets knocked out what's being put in. It's like one of those perpetual energy machines or something. The boys move in and the fly moves...around.-----"Our current strategic options per turn include 1 movement and 1 attack or two movements without any attacks. There might be ways to expand our options down the line, but we'd need a little help... I should update our Intelligence Reports as such."
>>3469467All right, just makin' sure.>Kev: Finish Operation "Nice health, it's mine now" (kill the plant)>Toadsby: Move up a space (kinda forgot he was still in the too-many-fly-zone)
>>3469478>Finish himIt's almost like half the party isn't here. Not that their support isn't appreciated. Kevin the Lawnmower finishes with the garden, leaving the enemy helpless. Everything's coming up roses!
>>3469506Eh, I'd say everyone's gotten at least a little bit of action this time, save for Cadet I think.>Those Three: Swat that flyActually, now the I think about it, I could give Cadet a chance here.>Cadet Guy: Move to E3
>>3469520>SquishLittle bug didn't stand a chance. Cadet gets into position, obviously very excited.The last Fighter Fly dramatically lights a cigarette and dares you to finish the fight.
>>3469539>Cadet: FINISH HIM!
>>3469557>Smoking's bad for you, kidCadet Guy pops his first and only shot of the day. But it was the only one he needed. The Oil Pellet extinguished the cigarette and knocked it out cold. ...And totally got Toadsby all sticky.1-4 CLEAR>Choose one Unit to recieve +1 Max HP
>>3469592I have +1 Max HP! Feels pretty dang good, I tell ya.BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!Corporate's sent down the Bonus Boxes again since nobody got taken down. We get one of the following:>Health Boost: +1 Max HP to all Units>Resume: A new Unit is added to the party>Pay Day: +1d100 Coins and an item
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>3469631>Pay DayHere's hoping we get an actually decent amount of money for once.Not even sure if I do the rolling or you do, but whatever.
>>3469643Usually I roll, but that roll was so delicious we're keeping it.We... we rolled over 100 Coins! We got our first 1-Up Mushroom, which'll bring someone back from zero with half health. Pretty nifty, but we shouldn't be running out in the first place!We also recieved a big wooden crate that says 'FRAGILE-ISH' on the sides. Cadet Guy and SMB are loading her up on the Verde La Sol.Now we need to keep sailing away! That black spot behind us freaks me out. Looks pretty woodsy out here...>North>NE>East>SE>South
>>3469722>North Winds Blow!We're moving on up in the world! Literally. The jungles below get deeper and darker as we venture on.-----The mood is a lot cheerier than it was before, everyone has a project they're working on somewhere in the ship. I wonder who to join?>Help SMB and Cadet Guy open the Mystery Box>Meditate with Magikevin>Work with the Gooms and Toadsby in the Communications Room
>>3469767>Making a mystery box optionC'mon, man. You should know better than this.>Go open that shit like it's Christmas
>>3469774>It could even be a boatDeep in the hull, two very different soldiers assess a wooden crate. SMB is going to town on it with a crowbar while Cadet Guy studies the invoice. Both seem very enthusiastic about the contents.----->"You boys about done down here?""Hi ho, Generallisimo!""Not yet, there's a lot of wood to chip away at..."A-and I'd like to go over the contents with you before you see it, get all excited and make a rash decision.""Or, you could help me smash this big box! Both equally important tasks."----->Beat that box like you bought it dinner first>See what Cadet Guy has to say about the prize inside
>>3469842>>See what Cadet Guy has to say about the prize insideI mean, the box does say "FRAGILE-ISH" after all. Might as well play it safe just in case.
>>3469853>Listen to the CadetBut...but... there's a box to smash!...Fine.----->"Okay Cadet, let's make this quick so I can get to smashing.""Y-yeah, smashing is a super-bad idea, Generallissimo. Remember that thing we were discussing?">"...Pancakes?""No, the other thing.">"You don't mean...""Yes. Corporate's care package turns out-">"PRIVATE! THERE'S A CANNON IN THAT BOX! SMASH FASTER!""WHY ELSE WOULD I BE DOWN HERE? I WANNA TEST IT FIRST!">"I'M GENERAL AND IM FIRING IT FIRST!""U-um... I wanted to go over the-"------Not sure what the Cadet wanted to say after that, because we HAVE A CANNON.>Go at the box with the Private's crowbar>Start ramming with your hard head>Take a sledgehammer to the box
>>3469922>>Go at the box with the Private's crowbar
>>3469939>Full Life ConsequencesThe Private was more than willing to give me his crowbar after quickly pulling rank. Also once I mentioned that you're supposed to PRY the wood off, not beat it like a pinata.-----"Generallisimo! Be careful!">"Relax, Cadet. This isn't my first wooden crate.""B-but you're being too rough! You didn't let me explain the invoice!">"So? It's a cannon. We'll just get it out, set it up, and wait for them to send some ammo.""B-but that's just it! THERE'S LIVE AMMO IN THAT BOX!"-----So this is how we die, huh?>Hide in Private's Shell>Take cover using the side of the box>Stare at the inevitable explosion
>>3470015FUCK>>Hide in Private's Shell>Or at least behind it
>>3470023>Hide behind PrivateAs we bravely cower behind our privately funded tank (i.e. the fella with a few extra HP), we wait for the boom to fall. Cadet Guy tries to bite his nails in anxious fervor, but his sleeves are too long. The wood falls, the crate collapses....Hey, no explosion. Rad.-----"W-woah, not bad.">"Yeah, it's a pretty cannon alright.""It's not just a cannon, Generallisimo! T-this is a Master Blaster!">"A Master Blaster? Sounds like a brand of mouthwash or something.""No, Cadet's right. This is really something.""T-the Master Blaster isn't just another candle in the wind ballistic brand. It's like a Swiss Army Knife of war! It can take several different forms of ammo and blast them with no damage to the barrel.">"...""...Most types of shooting weapons can only use one bullet type, General. Cadet's saying this one can use a lot without needing multiple cannons."-----We were also entrusted with 3 Cannonballs and 3 Bullet Bills. They were packaged in cases to ensure they wouldn't jostle. ...They knew we'd be jostling.>Cadet, start taping her up!>Everyone else needs to see this thing!>Start inspecting the ammo
>>3470546Honestly, all those options sound compatible enough to me that we could probably do all three in some form/order, but I'll just go with>>Cadet, start taping her up!for the sake of ease.
>>3470562>Por que no los tresWe're still in the air, since we'll have to battle when we land. But we've slowed to about 4MPH, so Cadet Guy should have no trouble getting the cannon taped to the Portside of the Verde La Sol....But just in case he does, I've invited the whole crew to the deck to watch.-----GOM: "This has to be an OSHA violation."MAGIKEVIN: "If not a violation of basic decency."PRIVATE: "Ten coins says he falls off halfway through."TOADSBY: "I'll cover that bet. Little guy has a strong hold."GOOMY: "This isn't cool guys."GOOM: "Pretty damn funny, though. He's shaking like a leaf and we're only six feet off the ground."-----I want to join in on the peanut gallery, but I'm awe-struck by our little Cadet. No complaints, no tears, no nuthin'. I just told him to tape it up and he went to the side of a moving ship to tape it up.>Give the Cadet some kudos>Holler for him to get down>Put some coins on that falling down wager
>>3470651>>Give the Cadet some kudosDude's making up for not being that useful in the last fight, I suppose.
>>3470658>Give Cadet some kudos----->"You're doing great Cadet! About done down there little fella?""YEAH, GENERALLISIMOOOOOOOOOSHIT"-----...Toadsby owes the Private ten coins. Cadet Guy takes two damage, but is otherwise okay. Everyone rushed down to make sure he lived, and I guess it's go time.>Cannon looks great from up here.-----"Good to see Cadet is in working order. And that boss cannon. We can't fire it with all of us out here, though! If we want to fire it during battle, we'll need someone back on the ship."As the only person who's played all day, don't feel that you have to stick around for my sake if it's too weird. It's a lot of fun for me no matter how many people play but I don't want you to feel, like, obligated.
>>3470723>You're doing great op
>>3470723First things first, let's get him patched up.>Magikevin: Blast the dolphin>Engis: Move to C2(Just woke up, was kinda hoping someone else would show up to take over. Oh well.)
>>3470723I'm having plenty of fun with this even if it's just me, so don't worry about it OP.The only non-fun part about this is just me doubting my strategic abilities, but that's about it.
>>3470723I'm lurking QMIt's really funIts just that battle system isn't really is made for multiple participants
>>3470723Going with >>3471593 is pretty good. The Dolphin might be a hard hitter so the Trio's passive will be useful.
>>3471593>Get Kevin blasting, change things up a bitThe little dancing dolphin gets its Power Sapped, playing all the king's horses and all the king's men to Cadet.A Cheeper starts to move in, but nobody's attacking us yet... What's their plan?>>3470961>>3471593>>3471596>>3471637Didn't mean to get all self-conscious, this is a blast. You can always vote in if you want, the General will either mash two plans together or pick the first one he sees. But if you're more comfortable just watching that's rad too. Just so long as everyone has fun. ...Once I get back from work.
>>3471972>Engis: Move to D3>Magikevin: (See previous post)
>>3472020i agree wit this
>>3472020>>3472074Eeeeeh nah. I would rather move Cadet Guy to F2 due to the Engis currently having a wider range on their passive.
>>3472091Well the idea's to try and lower the dolphin's power. At the moment it's probably the most dangerous enemy here, at least in my eyes.
>>3472152While true. Moving the Engis there would actually just increase the chance of them being hit (Slight RNG on enemy tactics remember?) and lower their area of effect. We would be bodyblocking most of it and we would only have a single tile added. Cadet getting into position for Oil Bullet shenanigans and still having Private's Living Projectile ready is more relevant at this point in time imho.
>>3472154I misread the tactic as D2. Welp.I'm still going with my post being a vote for Cadet's Guy move, As much as it makes more sense now.
>>3472154>>3472161I mean, we could always compromise and just move both of them at the cost of Kev's attack. Would you rather do that?
>>3472163we could do that, everyone but kevin has full health and he cant heal himself, so if you want to focus on positioning thats not a bad idea
>>3472163>>3472175Yeah I can agree with this course of action.
>>3472175>>3472189Guess it's settled.>>3471972>Engis: Move to D3>Cadet: Move to F2
>>3472175>>3472189>>3472201Of course as soon as I have to leave everyone shows up for an awesome planning session.>Check out the deadly dolphinThe Engineers show out to subdue the Dolphin's Power, with the Cadet getting within firing distance. A little Cheeper comes downstream and slaps SMB silly....Oh no. Not again.-----"It's another one of those red things, General! This one looks a lot weaker, and a lot bonier. But if it's anything like the others..."
>>3472970Shit, I forgot if red guys act independently of blue guys.If they don't:>Cadet guy: Shoot something, anything! Just keep that thing from moving!>Engis: Move to E3 I guessIf they do:>guess we'll die>Really, though, Cadet: Get that Goombrat outta dodge!
>>3473019Actually, yeah, they DO act independently. Shit.Maybe we should just get outta dodge ourselves instead? I dunno. I'll stick with my plan unless someone says something.
>>3473019>Cadet to the rescueHe has to move up a little, but dousing the Goombrat in oil will make it all slippery. Maybe it'll be able to escape? The dolphin takes advantage of the confusion and sneaks into the back ranks to take a shot at Toadsby.The Fishbone moves across the stream, weighing its options.-----"The Fishbone doesn't seem to want to leave the water. I'm sure it can, but maybe its Ability is related to the tiles it stays on?"Sure, you could always run away every time you see a zombie monster, but where's the adventure in that? Plus there may be advantages to beating them...
>>3473043Ah, shit, I kinda misinterpereted Cadet's ability. Thought it activated the turn he shoots them, not the next. Whatever.Also good to know units can shoot over blocks. (Actually, are those even blocks? I remember Toadsby spawned on top of one last map, and I'm pretty sure I saw some fighter flies fly over them. Is it just a situational thing or have I been making an ass out of U and Me?)Anyways,>Kev: Magic the dolphin>Engis: Get next to the dolphinIf I had to guess from Toadsby's words of wisdom, it most likely gets some form of stat buff in the water. I'm assuming probably a mobility buff, but it could be a power buff instead.Or both.
>>3473068>Heal em upThe Dolphin might live just long enough to regret the mistake it has made. Kev takes another Rally boosted drain shot and patches up Toadsby. The Goombrat gets a little unnerved by the Bonefish and slides out of the way. Said Bonefish takes a nibble on his seafood adversary while another wails on SMB some more.-----"Block tiles don't really offer any of the strategic advantage you'd think they do. It's basically just a rubbly, blocky floor. I've seen units knocked into them for additional damage, though... Anybody have any knockback abilities? No?"Cadet's Ability is poorly worded all around. It doesn't force movement at all. It just makes sure that once an affected enemy decides to move, it can't stop moving until it hits a wall regardless of Mobility. The files are being updated to call this status effect 'Slippery', which sounds closer to what it is. I'm the one who doesn't have a full list of how everything works, this isn't on you.
>>3473101Oh wow, okay. Cadet's ability is even more useless than I thought. Here I was thinking it could be useful to keep certain enemies from moving by forcing others to move instead.Also, only 1 damage? Man, this guy's wimpier than I was expecting. Makes me a bit nervous, though... maybe he's got something up his sleeve. Besides beanification. I'll just hope for the best and chalk it up as paranoia for now, though.Anywho,>Toadsby: Finish off the dolphin>Engis: Move up to D3Actually, the dolphin's ability would still be active, wouldn't it?>Engis: Scratch that, move up to D5
>>3473109>Kill a dolphinMost people would be apprehensive towards taking out a dolphin. Those people aren't allowed on my ship. The Dolphin goes down, but not before giving the trio a boost over to the zombie. ...And right into that Piranha Plant's auto-attack! The little Fishbone can't do anything with no Power, at the least.The Cheep Cheep takes the opportunity to run...into me. That's fine, I guess.-----"Hey, that's not very nice. Accurate, but not nice. As it is, Cadet's Ability seems pretty dull. Enemies hit by the Oil Pellet will find it hard to track down and attack anybody standing in the middle of the map."
>>3473125shit they can hear me in here>Engis: Break some bones>Toadsby: Move up a spaceGonna have to take a bit of a beating from that fish for a bit, but it's a small price to pay to not have to deal with more of these boners (or worse).Speaking of boners, why didn't it do anything this turn? Do they only act every other turn, or did it waste it's turn trying to hit the engis?
>>3473137>Skele-ton of damageThe Engineers, instead of moving one space to the right like a sane trio would, take the Piranha abuse and wail on the Fishbone. Fishbone continues to try and eat the trio, which simply doesn't work without any Power.Cheep Cheep goes downstream and takes a little shot at me. These guys aren't too strong, huh?
>>3473157Yeah, remember when I said that I've been kinda doubting my strategic abilities?Yeeaahh...Probably doesn't help I'm also kinda tired.>Engis: Move one space to the right like a sane trio would and take the bonehead out
>>3473163Actually, now that I think about it, I DID say to move them to D5 and not C5 when they got boosted by the dolphin. Probably too late for that now, though, thanks to my sleepy, dumbass brain figuring it was probably a better idea anyways.
>>3473163>Remove the head or destroy the brainWith Fishbone out of the way, the red army is out of our hair...for now.The cornered Cheep Cheep gets out of the corner but keeps slapping me like I did something wrong. I mean, really, what did I even do?Play at your own pace, don't hurt yourself.
>>3473184I'm fine, just kinda dumb, is all.>Kev: Start getting that fish outta the general's face finally>Engis: Move one space to the right like a sane trio would (again)
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>3473188>Health for the HealthlessKev does his dealie and gets the Engineers back to full health.The plant mobilizes and a Cheep takes a baby swing at SMB. I think we've got this one....I'm nodding off, too. Work wore me down. The party gets 1D6 coins for me mixing up the directions.
>>3473199I'll probably call it quits after this fight's done.>warning, incoming plant>Toadsby: Engage anti-plant rocks>Engis: Move to D4
>>3473204>Rock the houseToadsby lobs a rock at the Piranha, and damn if his aim isn't true. The Engineers keep its Power at bay, while this other Cheep gets a shot at me, too! It's literally a Cheep shot!
>>3473217>Toadsby: Continue with the surprisingly strong rocks>Engis: Move down a space I guess
>>3473222>Weed KillerPiranha's down for the count, marking all the heavy hitters as down for the count. The crowd gets to be too much for the weaker fish, who makes a run for it. The lower Cheep is more brave, smashing into SMB.
>>3473235Get back here, you bitch!>Kev: Chase after that fish up to E3 and pop a magic cap in his ass!
>>3473240>I've never seen a fish run, and I won't start today!Kevin gets a good snipe in, re-tanking the tank. Little fish in the back seems happy taking baby shots at the crew. Goombrat is content splashing in the stream.
>>3473244Cut that out already.>Kev: Snipe that sushi from around the general>Engis: Move to C2
>>3473246>pchoowMagikevin takes a chunk out of the Cheep, and Goombrat comes to play. They're looking desperate.
>>3473254>Kev: Shoot the Goombrat>SMB: Move a space to the left>Also Kev: Continue being the best
>>3473255>Everyone loves the healslutKevin pretty much owns that little Goombrat. Meanwhile, the Cheep Cheep jumps into the crowd and swipes at...me again.-----"The dice really don't like the General today."
>>3473260>Kev: You know what to do>Engis: Move to D1
>>3473264>Kev knows what to do...Which is good, because I didn't know what to tell him. The little Cheep thrashes as it may, but the net is cast and his time is nigh.
>>3473268>Everyone: All-Out Attack(>Kev: gib heals pls)
>>3473271>Looking good, JokerPoor fishie.>Choose one Unit to gain +1 Max HP
>>3473277The Engineers' Max HP is bolstered to 6!BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!The corporate overlords brought us down the bonus boxes for a job well done. We get to choose once more from the following rewards:>Health Boost: +1 Max HP to all Units>Resume: A new Unit is added to the party>Pay Day: +1d100 Coins and an itemThis is the part where I pass out and see what everyone wants when I wake up. For those who are curious, there are over 20 additional new recruits designed and statted. There's also no designed roof to HP bars and no telling what the mystery items in Pay Days are until they're picked. I literally come up with ideas on the spot.
>>3473282>>3473285Also, if we do end up getting a new recruit when you wake back up, it's probably worth asking if the health boost is given to ALL units, or just the ones who participated in battle. And, for that matter, if we can give the end-of-battle HP boost to a unit who wasn't present.
>>3473285Scary Manilow joins the team! Let's make him feel welcome.The jungles are getting pretty spooky looking, and over the horizon there appear to be abandoned buildings of some kind...>Pick a direction to sail!I knew you'd ask. I hadn't qualified the wording since we only had six units, but the post-battle +1 HP is only for active participants while the Bonus Box Health Boost is a flat +1 for every crew member.
>>3473625>NortheastThat's... actually the exact opposite of how I expected that to work. I was expecting it to be that the full-party boost only applied to combatants while the +1 boost could be given to anyone.Neato.
>>3473633>NESpooky woods it is!Hey, speaking of spooky... We should try and get the new guy up to speed.>Have a Meet & Greet on the Deck>Karaoke Night!>Let him learn on his own and goof off insteadMy brain works funny. That's why diagonals don't count as two movements or range. I figured since the Bonus Box is the harder to achieve of the two it should be more rewarding.
>>3473645>>Have a Meet & Greet on the Deck
>>3473645Now that I think about it, I guess it makes sense. For one, you need to complete a stage without anyone dying for a chance to get it, and for another you have to give up getting a new party member or an item for it, so it makes sense that it's a FULL party boost.
>>3473647>Meet & GreetMakes sense to me!-----Everyone's gathered on the Deck, and I'm starting to question the logistics of this plan. The Airship is still in motion (the Engineers have her on Aux Power) and it's pretty windy. I set up chips and dip on a nice table, but it blew away. Probably hit a bird on the way back to Earth. Everyone's broken into little groups to talk amongst themselves, the new fella chatting it up with the Cadet.>Meet up with Scary and Cadet>See why Kevin and SMB aren't talking to Scary>Get Traitor and the Trio to stop hocking loogies off the side of the ship and be sociable
>>3473663>>Meet up with Scary and CadetRIP chips and dip
>>3473665>The Spook and the SpazWe'll just pass over the Engineers trying to combine their loogies into a Triple Loogie and the two Koopas glancing at the new fella while talking low to meet this new recruit.-----"N-no, I think she had commitment issues.""That's too bad, little lad. There were sparks there for sure.""Y-you don't have to tell me! I was at the Christmas Party, too. I still can't-">"Howdy there, fellas! What's going on over here in the fun corner?""Heigh ho, Generallisimo! I was just catching up with Manilow. Haven't seen him in ages!">"Wait wait, you've met before?""Y-yup! A few years back we were stationed in Koopa Kabana together. Really nice detail.""I don't believe we've met. It's a pleasure, I bet.""T-that's his thing. He rhymes.">"Peachy. That won't get old fast.""Heh, I get that a lot. It's fun, give it a shot!"-----This guy is out there. But at least he already has a familiar face to go to.>So how do you like it so far? In our flying...car?>What was the Kabana like? Did you fight any... Spikes?>And what is it that you do, when you're not...rhyming on cue?This is hard.
>>3473686>>And what is it that you do, when you're not...rhyming on cue?
>>3473690>Surprise interview"What do I do? Answers, there are two.""C-come on, that was a stretch.""Alright, alright. Don't get all uptight. Firstly, Cadet and I trained in Scouting together. We specialize in moving around the battlefield and causing a ruckus.""I'm also...a singer. I joined the army once my band got all smarmy, but I can't resist the call of the microphone...""H-he's pretty good, too. I keep telling him to release an album, but-""Come on, Cadet. The two of us just met. He doesn't need my life story.">"Right... well, good to meet you, Scary.">Ask Scary how he gets his hair so fluffy>See why SMB is trying to wave you over>Make the Engineers cut that gross shit out
>>3473781>>See why SMB is trying to wave you over
>>3473781>See why SMB is trying to wave you over
>>3473784>>3473792>>3473795>What does this guy wantPrivate SMB keeps shifting his eyes and waving at me to come over. I excuse myself from the two amigos and head over to the Private and Magikevin.----->"Yeah, yeah. What do you need, Private? And why are you two avoiding the new recruit like the plague?""General, Kev and I have been talking...""...Magikevin.""Whatever, sparkles. The point being that we're worried.">"Worried? About that powder puff?""I'm afraid so. Look upon the horizon."-----Just like we saw before, it's all forests and old brick buildings.-----"...Those dilapidated boroughs across the way are no ordinary hood. The corporeal forms of those beyond make it their abode.">"...""Ghost Houses. We're headed towards Ghost Houses. Don't you find it a little suspicious that a Boo joins our ranks right as we approach their city?""I must agree with the Private. The specters and other bugaboos are well known for their trickery. We may yet have a mole.">"A Monty Mole? I could go for another team member.""No, you idiot. Like a spy.">"Toadsby? He does good work, cut him some slack."-----SMB and Kev give each other a look that most likely means I'm not catching on.----->"...You think that Manilow could be working for the Ghost House ghosts?""It is well within the realm of possibility.""I don't like it one bit."----->But he's part of the Koopa Troop!>But he's a pretty cool weirdo!>But he's Cadet's friend!>You may be on to something...
>>3473832>But he's Cadet's friend!
>>3473832>>You may be on to something...>But I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for now. Let's just keep our eyes on him and see if he does anything suspicious.>...And maybe also keep an eye out for Cadet, too. I doubt he's up to anything, but if he was Manilow's friend then they might be working together.To be honest I didn't even realize he was a Boo at first, I thought he was one of those face clouds like lakitus ride. I guess his ability makes a bit more sense now.
>>3473839>Spaz and SpookHey, yeah!----->"Well, while you two were doubting your own team members Cadet was chatting it up with an old friend and welcoming him to our airship!""...Old friend?">"Yeah, turns out those two trained at some Koopa Khameleon place together. They're thick as thieves by the looks of things.""...My, I feel rather foolish.""Well, I'M not convinced. Cadet's also friends with the dryer.">"...The dryer's a good friend too. It keeps his blankie warm.""...If the Cadet judges his character well, then I see no reason not to give the new chap a chance. Though I'll admit to some trepidation.""...Very well. I'll let it go. But I'll be keeping an eye on that ghost."-----I can live with that. It is a little suspicious, but how much harm can one little singer do?We have a new issue, though. We're only able to have six members in battle at a time. Someone'll have to stay behind to heal up and man the cannons! But who to keep home? I obviously have to stay, since I'm, like, the boss.>Private>Cadet>Kevin>Engineers>Toadsby>ManilowManilow was one of the first designed characters, he does look a little too fluffy. I liked his design too much to change it to something more Boo-ey.
>>3473879>KevinHe needs some healing up. Granted, so does everyone else, but we'll just have to deal with it for now. He can't heal himself, after all.We'll just have to play it a bit more carefully this time.
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>3473886>Kev needs to healOur little Kevin hangs out by the cannons and gets his heal on for 1D6 HP. That means it's time for Scary Manilow to show us his chops.These woods look pretty spooky...>I sure hope there's nothing else lurking in the trees...-----"Boos are new to us, General. Make no mistake, there are six opponents against us right now... Let's stay alert!"
>>3473909>Manilow: Move up and attack one of the plantsLet's see what he can do.And let's also see if their auto-attack still occurs.
>>3473917>Time to show offManilow sneaks into the flower patch and takes a swing. Before the auto-attack can kick in his own Ability pushes him out of the way! This guy's already paying for himself, especially since we didn't pay for him!Unfortunately, one of those Fighter Flies gets a nasty attack on the Cadet and those Boos are goofing about.-----"So we have a new strategy; Airstrikes. It basically counts as one of our Attacks and we have very limited ammo. You can fire up to three shots at a time if we have the bullets. Different bullets deal different damage and come down different ways. There are more options slowly unlocking as we battle, but who knows what they do?"
>>3473951Shit, I forgot Fighter Flies have 3 power.>Engis: Move to B1 and slap that fighter fly's shit inWon't matter once the engis are done with them though.
>>3473956>That shit don't fly around hereThe Engineers smack down the aggressor bugging the Cadet, but the Piranhas get into a feeding frenzy! ...Mostly on themselves, but Scary is looking pretty pale! ...Well, more pale.These dice are nasty today!
>>3473964Aw fuck.>Manilow: Smack that plant and get the hell out of dodge>SMB: Shell kick to G3regret
>>3473966>Doesn't workIt looks like that move's actually impossible. Toadsby says that Manilow's Ability pushes him in the exact opposite direction of his attack. Since he's already against the wall, he has to move to get the free move. SMB's stuck for now but the ghost doesn't double die.For impossible moves he just does whatever gets said first, Manilow'd be dead if you directed SMB first. I'm not going easy on anybody. Careful now...
>>3473989alright I was wondering about that. Goom boys to C2 and squash the bug
>>3473989I kinda suspected that's how that worked.Well, at least he's not dead yet.>Engis: Kill that other fly>SMB: NOW go at the plantIf the plants don't end up eating each other, they might try and go for Manilow. Let's try and at least distract them.
>>3473996>>3473992>Gooms attacc>Private proteccThe Engineers don't even have to move to take out that Fly, letting SMB get into the fray with the flowers. ...One of which took a walk and hit a hapless Boo who teleported just wrong.
>>3474036>SMB: Take out the plant in front of you>Engis: move to C2
>>3474043>The worm has turnedTheir army is getting decimated! SMB does his thing and the Hungry Hungry Piranha Plant finishes off the hapless Boo. The other one appears in a puff.-----"Hey, look at that! Boos can't poof away if they're under attack."
>>3474059Nifty.>Toadsby: Apply rock directly to plant-groin>Cadet: Move a space to the right
>>3474059By the way, what happened to the health bars being on top of the icon instead of just above them? I can't tell how much health SMB has.
>>3474063Actually, wait, can I change my second command to>General: Move to B2?
>>3474063>>3474075>You can and you didThe leaves are pruned and I'm on my way to bust a ghost. Pretty good day.>Hit it before it poofs away again!>>3474070Roll20 is an asshole is what happened. My game keeps auto-updating without letting me know.
>>3474085>Engis: Move up to B3 and whack that ghost>enemy HP bars still on topt-thanks roll20
>>3474094>Who ya gonna callThe Boo is trapped under the unignorable girth of the Trio's mighty Towering Tussle. It can't move and has no attacking Range. The time has come.
>>3474111>Engis: Finish him
>>3474114>May he rest in peaceWell that was anticlimactic.LEVEL 1-6 CLEAR>Choose 1 battle-hardened Unit to gain +1 Max HP
>>3474129Manilow is now a little less squishy at 4HP!BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!It's time for Bonus Boxes! So glad they got rid of the dental plan to give these out to worthy platoons like us. Which one to take this time?>Health Boost: +1 Max HP to all Units>Resume: A new Unit is added to the party>Pay Day: +1d100 Coins and an item
>>3474143>Health Boostwe must become STRONK
>>3474143>resumeI really feel like we should start diversifying our portfolio. maybe we can get another healer or at the last have the chance to let people sit back. The health boost applies to everyone so its more strategic to hire people first then focus on health buffer
>>3474152Yeah, I guess that's probably a better idea.Changing my vote to this.
>>3474152While a clever idea, remember that we're currently dealing with quite a few bruises and no full party heal event in sight.I would go for Pay Day and gamble for something that would grant us some after battle healing myself but that's not exactly a good idea.No actual vote from me in light of being a indecisive doof.
>>3474193we can bring kevin back and as long as we are strategic we can heal our team up. plus we got emergency weapons now. I’m definitely gonna use em if those freaks show up again
>>3474147>>3474152>>3474153>>3474193>Resume wins the voteThe Loving Sisterly Duo joins the platoon! Wow, two units for the price of one!>Choose a direction! And watch out, the Ghost Houses are up ahead...And I'll be back later on, going to my weekly social event
>>3474234>NorthwestMy original plan was to make a Beeline to the castle, but I think we might need some more strength before going in.>the bean zone™ spread to another tile
>>3474250our job is to cause havoc, I feel we should prioritize the squares around the castle
>>3474260I guess. Still, though, they're probably gonna be tougher than the rest of the squares anyways. Besides, if we go along the left side we'll be able to go for those tiles at any point.
>>3474273very well. northwest then
>>3474282>>3474273>>3474260>>3474250>NWSpook Forest, Round Two!-----...Looks like the new girls are getting settled in their bunk. As twins, I guess they're used to sharing a room. Still, I haven't met them yet...>Go visit the Sisters' room>Figure out where half the crew is hiding>Make sure this ship is gender-neutralI'll be doing 12 hour shifts for the next three days, I'll be pretty scarce but doing what I can.
>>3474797>>Go visit the Sisters' roomWhat could go wrong?Damn, that sucks.
>>3474801>Visit the new girlsThe ship already has two bathrooms and the girls have their own bunk, that's enough. Let's just welcome them onboard.-----The halls seem quieter than usual. Nobody's patrolling, and it smells kinda funny. We really need a custodian......Wait, that noise. Is that... Is someone listening to Phish? Sounds like it's coming from...----->"What's going on in here?""Oh, so you're the General? Your crew were just telling us all about you!""They hold you in very high regard. They think you're hilarious!""High Ho, Generallisimo!"-----The Duo have most of the crew sitting in a circle on their floor. A few beanbag chairs and a record player going are all that separate this room from any other. Well, that and the smell of... something pretty wicked.>You're throwing a party without me?>Why does it smell like a rock concert in here?>SMB, why are you giggling like that?
>>3474819>>Why does it smell like a rock concert in here?
>>3474819>Why does it smell like a rock concert in here?
>>3474825>>3474872>My mouth tastes like metal----->"What...why...are you getting my troops high?""Whaaaaaaaat? High? No way, bossman. Check it, sober as a bird."-----The Engineers try to stack back up, but do it upside down and topple over. SMB starts cracking up.-----"Oh, we did it again, Sis.""Sorry General, us Fuzzies have...certain effects when we're in enclosed spaces like this.>"Great, my whole crew is hotboxing it WHILE I'M TRYING TO RUN A SHIP!""Okay, you heard the General, guys. Time to roll out. Our office hours are 6pm to 4am on alternating weekdays.">...Office hours?>...Why alternating weekdays?>...Can we seriously turn off the Phish?
>>3476910>What kind of office is this?!?----->"...Office? What exactly are your intentions on my ship?""Oh, right! We totally forgot to talk to you about it!""My big Sis here has a Doctorate in Psychology, her skills at analyzing the Minion Mind are unparalleled!""Now don't go belittling your own efforts, Sis! Your studies on the homeopathic approach to personal relationships are just, like, wowzers!">"...wat.""And together we're Minion Therapists!""This is a high-stress career path, and a freaked out Minion is as good as stomped out in the battlefield!"-----Good god. Hippie doctors. On my ship.>At least the ship has a Doctor now>At least the ship isn't a total sausagefest now>At least they seem friendly enough>This shit won't fly on my ship
>>3476969>>At least the ship has a Doctor now
>>3476969>At least the ship has a Doctor now
>>3476992>>3477000>There's a Doctor in the house!----->"Well still, it's pretty neat to have Doctors on board. We get scrapes and bruises all day long, and our only healer can't cure himself.""Ooooo...""Yeah...""I'm not that kind of Doctor.""And I only have my Associates.">"...So you can't heal anyone?""Nobody said THAT.""We just heal differently than your traditional Doc-in-a-box.""Whereas some of my colleagues would use pills, powders and surgery we prefer to use words, exercises and introspection.""And Affirmation Stickers!""Of course. Affirmation Stickers are the cornerstone of our practice.">"Okay okay I get it you're not Doctors but you're Doctors.""You're holding onto a lot of negative vibes, General...""Would you like to schedule an appointment?"----->No>Nu-uh>Absolutely Not>No way in Hell>...Can I have an Affirmation Sticker?
>>3477061>Therapy? Thera-Please!----->"Nnnnope.""Alright.""No worries.">"You're...not offended?""Not really.""Lots of people aren't open to our way of working.">"Well, I mean...""No, don't backpedal for our sakes.""The first part of therapy is starting it willingly. Plus you're, like, our boss and stuff.""Our door is always open.">"Yes. Keep your door open. We don't need a room dedicated to getting Minions goofy on girl gas.""Okay, first of all, never say that phrase again.""Also, I think we're landing soon. Don't you have, like, strategizing to do?">"Oh, yeah! Get your war faces on, ladies! The battlegrounds await!""...""...We're poofy clouds. We can't really throw a punch or anything.""Plus I'm in the middle of a Pacifist Adherence Pledge. I can't harm a soul until the Koopa Territories lift their embargo from Subcon. It's my special protest and it empowers me.">"...I'm going to go hyperventilate into a paper bag and organize the troops.""See you soon, General!""Breathe in with your mouth, out with your nose!">"I DON'T HAVE A NOSE!"-----These better be the best doggone healers this side of the Mushroom Kingdom I swear to the stars.>Organize the team, it's time to battle!-----"The Flag Icon represents the crew members in the landing party, the Ship Icon for those who stay behind to heal up and man the cannon. Units that stay behind can't receive the +1 Max HP bonus for finishing the level."
>>3477112Manilow's HP didn't show up as upgraded, here's his current HP pool. I need to go pass out now.
>>3477112leave cadet and manny behind to heal and catch up. bring our two healers.
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3477151>>3477154>Koopa Kabana boys back on breakCadet Guy and Scary Manilow run the Verde La Sol while we disembark in the spooky woods. Another team of miscreants are ready to welcome us, that Dolphin in particular keeps giving me the stink eye...The Kabana Kooks heal 1D6 HP with an additional 2 from playing around with the karaoke machine.-----"The new girls are arguably even better healers than Magikevin, with every unit healing a point of health for standing next to them! Unfortunately, this also applies to enemies, and nobody in their Range can attack! Plus they can't even deal damage without a Rally..."
>>3479043>Toadsby: Get in front of Kevin and attack that dolphinAlso, I'm guessing the sisters can't heal themselves, yeah?
>>3479052>Traitor on the forefrontSo do I Rally the Toad, or the rock he throws? Either way that Dolphin gets a blowhole full of gravel. ...Why does he even throw rocks, anyway?The Boos boo around, a Fighter Fly closes in, and SMB's shell gets decorated with Affirmation Stickers. That looks kinda fun...-----"Unfortunately, the Sisters can't heal themselves. They'd be in a constant state of not being able to attack, even with a Rally.""...And rocks are just conveniently around. And they hurt like heck. Would you rather me have one Range?"I can't do an all night level like usual, just wanted to keep the game going a little before I passed out
>>3479111>Engis: Move up a space>Toadsby: Continue defying Pokemon rules of Rock being not very effective against Water (attack the dolphin again)Alright. G'night. Maybe. Unsure if you're saying you're going to bed now or just soonish.
>>3479119Actually, wait, rock-type moves are neutral against water, it's rock-type pokemon that are weak to water.Whatever.
>>3479119>Dolphin Assaultin'Toadsby gets his toss on and the Engineers get a little scratch.-----A SECRET HAS BEEN UNLOCKED!50/50 Damage DealtFinish the level for a new Strategy!
>>3481816Ooh, wonder if this is the double attack I've been wanting?>Toadsby: Move a space to the right and attack the plant
>>3481957>Toadsby. Spy. Mushroom. Plant hater.A sneaky little sprout gets Toadsby'd, and the dolphin takes a middling shot back to the unable to retaliate Goomstack.-----"Oh rad, we got a Secret! Sometimes random numbers appear in the Intelligence Reports as fractions. They work a lot like milestones or Achievements, where meeting certain conditions unlocks extra options for us. When they start counting and what the conditions are aren't immediately apparent, and retreating from a battle knocks the counters down a little."
>>3482962>Toadsby: something something rocks something something plant-dick>Sisters: Move two spaces to the right (assuming this wouldn't prevent toadsby from attacking? dunno what to do otherwise, though...)
>>3483205just have toadsby finish off the plant and move smb to C2. We should not have the sisters disabling the majority of the team if we can help it.
>>3483421My idea was to just have Toadsby step out of range to attack, but I guess we can just Kev heal him and the general up.Let's go with that instead, I guess.
>>3483421>Do the thingThe thing is done. The Piranha Plant is a distant memory. The Dolphin keeps wailing on the Stack, but they're kept in the pink through positive reinforcement.The Fighter Fly uses the dying Dolphin's Ability and makes a big move.
>>3484076My router was changed out today, now my ID color matches the team. Bitchin.
>>3484076>Kev: Finish the dolphin and move up a spaceThe sisters should hopefully be completely invincible against the boos (and any other 1-range enemy, really), at least if their ability works how I hope it does.Which I kinda doubt it does because that'd probably be too strong, but oh well.
>>3484089>Dol-phinishedKevin tames the mighty clown of the lake, and nobody else does anything important. This battle's too easy! So... why do I feel so on edge?-----"The General has no way of knowing it yet, but the battle after this one'll be a big deal no matter which direction we take... Spoiler Alert, keep everyone in good health."
>>3484107Ah, so we're in for a (mini?)boss battle. Gotchya.>Toadsby: Rock->Fly>Sisters: Move up a space, I guess.
>>3484112>Die, FlyThe Fly is dead, but it doesn't ease my dread. There's something on the horizon. Good thing the Sisters keep these Boos from attacking!
>>3484120>Kev: Magic the booI wonder if boos who are invisible can get healed from the sisters...
>>3484120>>3484124Shit, I forgot a movement command.uhhhh>General: Move a space to the left
>>3484120huh so the sisters are effectively immune to close range attacks. didnt think that it would do the same to enemies. thats pretty powerful
>>3484219I mean, their ability DOES say "every unit"...
>>3484124>>3484127>Heal n' PeelOne of those Boos sneaks up on Toadsby, while Kev gets a shot at the other one. ...Those girls heal the Boo back up a point, though. Hippocratic Oath, I suppose...-----"These new recruits are borderline traitorous, and I should know! They heal EVERYTHING in Range, and won't allow it to attack. These double-edged Doctors need to be carefully monitored..."
>>3484257>Kev: Magic the boo who just attacked Toadsby>SMB: Move to the left? i don't know.
>>3484282>Boo hooThe Boos keep changing shifts, with the occasional attack whittling them down. Jury's out on whether these guys are terrifying or moronic.
>>3484314>Toadsby: Move to D3>Kev: Finish that boo off
>>3484328>Ka-Boo-MOne ghost down, two? to go. One of the spooky kooks tries to get the drop on SMB, but the Sisters keep it occupied with self awareness activities.
>>3484340Ah, I was hoping that boo who was hassling the sisters would still be up top. That's why I move Toadsby up.Anyways,>Move down a space and attack the boo
>>3484350>Drop that ghostSMB was the fella closest to the Boo that could drop down, you meant him right? I told him to do that, and he did. Seemed really excited about it, too. Gotta admire a Koopa that enjoys his work.
>>3484373Shit, yeah, I meant SMB. Thanks.>Toadsby: Move to C2 and bust that ghost.
>>3484388>Ya dun goofedToadsby jumps in for the kill, but the Sisters by his side lower his aggressive nature with deep breathing exercises and it poofs away. The other one takes a shot at Kev! Never trust a Mushy Head to do a Goomba's job...-----"I sure hope our next recruit is an HR rep, I have a few complaints about discrimination in the workplace..."
>>3484415FUCKING SHIT I MEANT C1.AAAAAAAAAAAA>Kev: Re-kill that ghost>Toadsby: Get to D4
>>3484424>Mistakes into MiraclesToadsby wanders around, and Magikevin shoots at a Boo. The spook hits me, but I eat his HP like it was expiring tomorrow.-----"General Goomba isn't just a pretty face and an unabashed racist. His Power is at 3, the strongest on our team! He would have killed that Boo for sure."
>>3484458>Kev: Finish the boo off>Tower of (un)Power: Move to D3
>>3484465>PewOne Boo down, one Boo hiding. Where do you think it went?-----"It's almost impossible to guess where a Boo will be next. Those things are tricky."
>>3484577>Everyone: Hold your horses until the boo reappears
>>3484599>Kev: Blast that motherfucker
To be honest, I wasn't actually entirely sure if waiting was an actual option or not, mostly because I remember some automatic movement occurring earlier when nobody specified any movement orders.At the very least, this has confirmed that a full turn of waiting is an option. Unsure if waiting for only half a turn is an option, though.
>>3484601>Yeah he dedWith one final Kevin Blast, the forest is still once more. But I fear this is only the beginning...Level 1-7 CLEAR!New Strategem Unlocked!ASSAULT: You can now attack twice in a turn if none of our Units are ordered to move.>>3481957 called it>Choose one Unit to receive +1 Max HP
>>3484635Also, shouldn't Kev's HP be back up to 7 now?
>>3484653he doesnt heal himself
>>3484703Shit, right. I totally forgot about that.
>>3484648The Loving Sisterly Duo have a Max HP of 4! That's two each, not that it matters.BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!Corporate must have us on speed dial by now, because our Bonus Boxes are back in action!Choose a reward:>Health Boost: +1 Max HP to all Units>Resume: A new Unit is added to the party>Pay Day: +1D100 Coins and an item
>>3484778>>3484779If you two are the same person I'm going to be modestly disappointed.Every party member, including the Koopa Kabana Krew have +1 Max HP!>Choose our next stop!-----"Choose very carefully, this decision means more than it looks like it does... Don't ask me how I know."
>>3484800I can assure you I'm- I mean, WE'RE not.
>>3484800>Northrev up those canons boysor that canon, do we have multiple or just the one?
>>3484809>NorthLooks like we're just exiting the spooky woods, and the craggy grounds leading up to the Castle are in our sights!>Now Loading...>Please Wait....>Loading...>Select your party.
>>3484833Current lineup looks good.
>>3484837>Your party has been saved.Alright, time to get the crew together for-WE'RE UNDER FIRE! Cannonballs from the forest below!>Evasive action!>Return fire!>Dis-Oh no. OH NO! We're too late to vote! WE'RE HIT!>Please wait...
>>3484870>Level 1-8We've landed... less than gracefully in a grassy field. There's a Piranha Plant that's interacting with one of those Black Zombie monsters. I don't think they see us, we have one shot to start this!>Rush into Range!>Get that Piranha Plant to run!>RETREAT!
>>3484892>>Get that Piranha Plant to run!So I'm gonna guess since the ship got hit, we might not be able to use the canons (at least for a few turns).>map is literally just the first one rotated 90 degrees
>>3484892>>Get that Piranha Plant to run!no one deserves the fate they offer
>>3484933>>3484956>Help the enemyHe may not be part of the Troop, but even a wild Piranha Plant doesn't want what that guy has planned for it!----->"Hey, Piranha Plant guy!""*chomping noises*">"That guy over there is no good!""*questioning chomping noises*">"Yeah! Yeah! Come this way! Away from that Black Goomba thing!""You would refuse my help, vine thing?"*curious chomping noises*"Then my business here is complete.-----Am I... hearing this right? Is that zombie thing talking to the plant?>Who are you?>What are you?>Keep coming this way, planty boi!The ship is at a lower hover, completely operational. We have a single cannon duct taped to the portside with two different types of ammo. I am probably not the black thing.
>>3484971>>Who are you?>>WHAT are you?
>>3484981>Who and what are you?----->"Who...are you? What are you? What's going on here?!? ANSWER ME!""We...are the Fury Plague. What we were before is of no concern, least of all to ourselves.">"Fury Plague? We?""My name is...nonexistent. I am a new creation. You should know, you were there for my birthday party.">"You're...all those Goombrats and Fighter Flies and Toads... from the beach...""Modeled into a design of the first interesting thing I saw. You. I am a General Goomba...of Fury Sludge...">"Fury Sludge...General Goomba?""A wordy moniker, but now it is mine. As reward for naming me, you and your underlings shall not be assimilated. Not today. However..."-----The Plant is hit by a bolt of black lightning! And just as soon as he was there, Fury Sludge me disappears into the woods.>Go help that Piranha Plant!>Chase after Sludgy General!>Get us the hell outta here!
>>3485018>>Chase after Sludgy General!Even though my Gamer Instincts™ are telling me we ain't catching up to him any time soon, possibly due to the plant becoming the boss, but there's not much choice... besides being a goddamn coward, anyways.
>>3485034>You are correctWe try to make a break for the ship, but we can't leave the battlefield! The Piranha Plant isn't looking too good... The area is surrounded by thorny vines, and any attempt to leave just has them dig into us...BOSS 1-8PIRANHA BUSTER-----"Okay, time for a crash course on Bosses! Rule one, we can't retreat. It's usually due to a gimmick, this time the arena's surrounded by spiky thorns like a wrestling cage match. Rule two, Bosses auto-attack everyone in Range. That means even the Duo can't stop them from hitting us since they only block 'declared' attacks. On the plus side most Bosses only have 1 Range I hope. Rule three, watch your ass! This is the big leagues!"
>>3485050>Kev: B3, attack.I wonder...If this guy takes up 4 squares, would that mean he gets hit 4 times by AoE attacks like our cannonballs?
>>3485052Kevin takes his first shot, the Piranha Buster seems pretty unphased.A little Piranha Plant pops out of the vines for a split second...
>>3485057Great, he can summon mobs too.Should probably stay away from the edges...>SMB: D3>Sisters: E3
>>3485062>Oh it's much worse than mobsThe Piranha Stalk jumps out of the thorns, and rushes the battlefield! Even the stem looks dangerous...if not a little chunky. A new Piranha Stalk emerges, while the first one escapes into the thorny void... This is gonna be tricky.
>>3485078Ah.So it's like that.>Kev: Dodge to the right and take another potshot
>>3485081>It seemed like a cool idea at the timeKev barely dodges the bum-rushing Piranha Stalk and takes a tap of the Buster. For his part he seems content where he is.-----"How many of those Stalky guys are hiding in the thorns? And why hasn't the big guy done anything yet? Either way just keep your eyes peeled!"
>>3485101>Engis: C1>Kev: Attack
>>3485106>Dancing in the clearingWe've got the rhythm down! Kev keeps firing babby shots and the predictable Piranhas keep jumping.
>>3485112>General: F2>Toadsby: F3Assuming that vine won't get in the way now.Otherwise,>General: F4>SMB: D4Trying not to make lines of more than 2 units.
>>3485118>The amount of goofing you have done is without measureI mean look at this shit I just got us in. This is gonna hurt like a BITCH.-----"Rule three! RULE THREE!"
>>3485131Ach, dammit.>Kev: C4>Sisters: E2
>>3485138>DODGEHalf of us dodge. The less squishy take 2 Damage with 1 healed back by the Duo.
>>3485151That's... actually not too bad. Huh.Still dangerous, but I was expecting 3 damage.>Toadsby: F4>Kev: Attack
>>3485155>Silly StalksDodge and Sap. If we ever drop a record, that'll be the first track. Man, I bet Magikevin spits wicked bars.I mean, it's only the first boss.
>>3485162>Kev: B5>Toadsby: G5Eh, fair.
>>3485164hey lad maybe we should kill the vines first? they aren’t invincible and pirahna plant bosses always stink of phase 2. at least soften them a bit if given the opportunity
>>3485164>It gets worseA plucky pair mobilize forward, right into the Buster's auto-attack Range! 3 Damage each, Kev can't take another hit like that!If you're about to pass out don't push yourself, nobody's going anywhere
>>3485170Once again I fuck up and misdirect.>Kev: B5>Toadsby: B4Don't worry about me, I'm fine. Just kinda dumb.And also currently getting my ass handed to me by Data Roxas.
>>3485170ok then that was bad.>kevin to A6>toadsby to H5
>>3485169I figured the vines were new every time, so killing one wouldn't actually do anything outside of maybe saving us some damage if a bunch of units are in the way.
>>3485177i think its the same two. maybe attack one to test it once
>>3485173F4* for ToadsbyFUCK
>>3485173>>3485176>We'll let Player 2 choose the moves this time since Toadsby can't jump 7 spaces yet. We'll buy him a jump rope and teach him later.
>>3485184>SMB: D4>Kev: Try attacking that stalk, see what happens?
>>3485188>Stalk Market CrashSMB dodges gracefully, and Magikevin sets a Stalk ablaze. The damage heals Toadsby a little, so it counts as an enemy?-----"The Stalk Head didn't take damage, it limped back into the thorny thicket... Let's keep an eye on it, see what could have changed?"
>>3485202Hm.Maybe that other guy's idea has some credence?>Kev: A4, attack the other stalk
>>3485202>Kev to B6>Kev attack buster
>>3485207great I’m making mistakes too. A6.>>3485207I want to keep everyone in seperate rows/columns if possible
>>3485206>>3485207>Kevin goes bananasOkay, let's do both! Kev will move to A4 and attack the big guy. The up-and-down Stalk is doing just fine so far... Side-to-side boi is the real test.
>>3485217>General: F3>Sisters: E1Wanna try and get the general up to Toadsby for THE BIG DAMAGE
>>3485217>general G3>sisters C3lets start mobilizing the sisters towards kev for healing
>>3485220Actually, yeah, that's probably a better idea...
>>3485220>>3485222>Move out suckasSuckas moved out. The sideways plant is shorter now, too short to reach the thicket! His dumb plant head falls onto the ground and his Stalk crumbles away.-----"That's the way! The Stalk Head is immobilized for now, let's keep an eye on it!"
>>3485227Screw keeping an eye on it!>Engis: FUCK IT UP>Toadsby: G5
>>3485229>Aight denEngis bounce on the Piranha Stalk's head like a big toy balloon, and Toadsby keeps his eye on it no matter what the vote says.-----"That little Stalk isn't done yet... It's charging for something!"
>>3485233>kevin attack grounded stalk>goombros smash ittime to do our first assault. finish it off before it can do something
>>3485233Let's see you charge for something when you're DEAD.>Engis: Continue FUCKING IT UP>Kev: BURN IT
>>3485241>>3485242>POTTERYYou absolute madlads come up with what may be the best strategy of our military careers. The plant dies like a dog.The other one...aims for its own master? I don't like the looks of that...
>>3485249>Engis: Try and stop that stalk?>Sisters: A3
>>3485249>Magikevin B2>General G4lets get kevin some healing
>>3485254>Stop the secret weaponWhatever that Stalk was planting, it can't do it if it can't reach its boss! And enemy units can't move when attacked!-----"Bosses can.">"You should have told us that sooner.""Well it never came up. Give the big fella a wide berth, he can't be stopped."
>>3485258Hah!>General: Finish that stalk off!Hopefully the boss doesn't decide to start moving after this.Who am I kidding, it totally will. We're not gonna get let off THAT easily just for taking down his... minions? Appendages? Honestly don't know.
Rolled 2 (1d4)>>3485262>General SMASHThat little weed didn't stand a chance! And now all we-...The Piranha Buster takes a few steps back, opens its mighty jaws and spews gargantuan cannonballs into the sky! They're gonna strike any turn now! What does this even have to do with plants? There's no synergy to this battle!
>>3485271Called it....Albeit, this isn't quite how I expected this to go.>Sisters: A5>General: F1Gotta protect the squishy valuables.Also, shouldn't Kev be at 5/8 now?
>>3485271>goombros to C2>general to F3
>>3485274Actually, wait, having the general move up to G3 would be better.
>>3485275actually scratch this. the balls are explosive i forget. go with >>3485274
>>3485279Yeah, I'm assuming they're gonna be like our cannonballs (albeit weaker, hopefully).
>>3485274>>3485275>>3485277>>3485279>You guys catch on quickThe party disperses from the nasty cannon fire, it's only a turn away! Meanwhile the Buster takes advantage of the chaos and smacks Toadsby around.-----"Watch out for cannonballs, guys! They do damage to every touching square for a metric FUCKTON of damage. Enemy artillery is equal in Power to our own."
>>3485283shiiiiiiiit>SMB: D5 (Try and distract?)>Tower: D1
>>3485284>There's just one problem...Toadsby says Bosses attack EVERYTHING in Range. They're just that big! At least the fireworks don't bring about any casualties.
>>3485293Ah.Right, yes.aaaaa>Toadsby: RUN (G2)>Kev: Get into position (C4)
>>3485296G3* not G2Oops.
>>3485296>In my defense he previously showed off his multi-attack earlier in the fightEveryone runs away. Including Piranha Buster?-----"No way, General! Look closer! That thing's about to CHARGE! Its Mobility is now 3!"
>>3485308HOW MANY FUCKIN TRICKS DOES THIS ASSHOLE HAVE UP HIS SLEEVE?Okay, fuck it. We gotta speed this up.>Kev: Blast that motherfucker twice
>>3485315>Inclination for accelerationKev double-taps the Buster, who's slamming into the wall for... OH COME ON! MORE MINIONS?!?-----"Not quite, General. That one has no Health Bar.">"So what do we do?""Get the hell out of its way? There's a lot to this boss..."
>>3485324...>Kev: Burn.>Toadsby: Move. (E5)
>>3485325>well aint that a bitchThat wasn't just a Stalk, that's a Wallmaker! As in, the Sisters are trapped outside the battle! Oh god, he's trying to corner us!So many gimmicks, so little time...
>>3485331>Toadsby moved to E3 and not E5>Kev didn't deal any damage???Whatever.>Toadsby: E5>Kev: Keep burning
>>3485333Oh, and just in case you decide to change Toadsby's position,>Toadsby: Apply rock to giant-plant-dick
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>3485333I'm not doing too good, I've goofed in a spot or two. Let's add some fuck-em-up coins and update the map.
>>3485336>>3485333>>3485335>Everything is fixed 5everToadsby and Kev get to attacking, with SMB healing up all the way when including the one point from like two moves ago. This Piranha looks pissed...
>>3485340>HOLY SHIT I STILL CANT COUNT
>>3485349Nah, 10 was right. He started with 13, got hit by Kev (1 damage) then by Toadsby (2 damage).Anyways,>Toadsby & Kev: Continue fucking him up!
>>3485356Actually, wait, I think I see now. He hurt himself when he rammed into the blocks to make those perma-vines.
>>3485356>But he should have started with 12 since I forgot to account for Magikevin's attack once because I'm a bad QMOur Ranged Boys keep tearing up this overgrown fern, who sits there and takes it like a chump. Wait, he's turning his head...-----"It's about to charge! But which direction will it charge in? It looks a little confused... No doubt from banging its head on the floor to summon the Vine Walls."
>>3485369>Toadsby: Cower behind SMB (D4)>Kev: Keep doing what you do best
>>3485374>>3485369I'm guessing/hoping that this is just a bit of a memory game and the idea is to remember which color represents what.In this case, he'll probably be going down and to the right, since that's the way the blue arrow's pointing.
>>3485374>>3485381>You are a puzzle masterThe Piranha Buster takes the blue path and rams into his own wall. No color-coded quiz will stop us! It gets a chunk of SMB, but he takes it like a champ.
>>3485385>SMB: C5>Kev: Attack
>>3485386>Just because you learn the pattern doesn't mean the boss changes tacticsThe East Wall is down, and the big bastard prepares to charge once more!
>>3485389>General: G2>Kev: AttackTrust Me I Know What I'm Doing™I Probably Actually Don't™
>>3485392>Bold strategy Cotton let's see how it plays outEveryone jumps in wanting that sweet kill, and a lot of us take the hit. Kev gets us going a little bit, but this is it!>Finish this shit it's 3am
>>3485401>General: Finish this shit it's 3am
>>3485404>Finish this shit it's 3amI'ma finish this shit, it IS 3am after all. Weird, feels like mid-afternoon out here. Anyway, Piranha Buster gets a kick to the chest and falls to the ground, defeated.BOSS CLEAR!>Choose 1 Unit to receive +3 Max HPThe other bosses I've designed are more traditional, this assclown was designed this morning when I realized some madman might actually go to the grasslands zone for the boss and none of them fit thematically.
>>3485407>GeneralI mean, I did already mention what my plan was.
>>3485407>kevinsince he can’t heal himself might as well buff him up
>>3485414>>3485415Actually, I think we should give it to the engis or SMB, maybe Toadsby, since they're closer to the front line than the rest.
>>3485417>>3485414I think the engis need it. As it is, they're just a bit too squishy for me to comfortably send them out to actually use their ability.
>>3485417yeah but kevin usually just heals most of it away. he can’t heal his own away
>>3485423Eh.>>3485407>>3485414>>3485417>>3485422Alright, fuck it. Kevin it is.
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>3485414Magikevin now has a Max HP of 11!...A Unit has a Max HP above 10! Super Abilities have been unlocked! ...Just don't look in the Intelligence Reports for them yet.-----"General... You actually did it.">"Yeah, I destroyed that fella alright.""No, I mean...You beat a Boss...And nobody was lost! That's...I mean...">"Yeah, area's clear and everyone's fine. We get to choose a box. BFD.""General, you don't get it. You just did some hardcore shit. You don't get to choose.">"What? And why the hell not?""...Because you get all 3 Bonuses.">"Fuckin' tight.""I know, right?">Health Boost: Every Unit gets +1 Max HP>Resume: The Piranha Buster spews a spore before your feet. The newborn Pathik Piranha joins your crew!>Pay Day: +1d100 Coins plus an ItemSince you guys are some hardcore Boss-beaters, choose the Pay Day Item instead:>Multi-Media Supercomputer>Double Current Airstrike Ammo>Piggy BankI'll update everything tomorrow afternoon, as soon as I get up and sort it out. For now you guys fought hard and did better than I thought you would.
>>3485442im stuck between computer and piggy.
>>3485442>>Multi-Media SupercomputerSounds cool.>super abilitiesn-nani?
>>3485444>>3485446>Find the computer roomGuess we'll have a neat computer installed onboard with state of the art scanning equipment. So inbetween looking up hot princesses getting Goomba'd we can scan the surrounding landing zones for things of interest.>Meet up with Magikevin, SMB, and Toadsby in the Gym>Help Cadet Guy and the Engineers set up the computer>Set up the new plant in our office
>>3486477>set up the new plant in our officehes freshly born or something right? I don’t know how these piranha plants work
>>3486477>>Set up the new plant in our office
>>3486495>>3486623>Home redecoratingWe don't go in my office much, what with all the battling and goofing around with the crew. It's actually really dull in here. The main attraction is my desk, where I sit every few days and sign everyone's paystubs. We should really switch to direct deposit.Other than that there's just a porthole and an ugly carpet. This place really does need a plant. Let's put him in the corner by the porthole so he can eat the bugs that fly in.>Ask the plant how to pronounce his name>Open the window and watch him eat>Give him chin scratches
>>3486716>>Give him chin scratches
>>3486732>>3486746>Who's a good death plant?Don't ask how, but I give him some chin scratches for not biting me and letting me carry him around in a ceramic pot. His big leaf on his head wags back and forth and his tongue hangs out in joy. This guy's pretty cute.----->"Y'know, for the spawn of a detestable monster, you're absolutely precious.""Gargleblargo.">"...Why did I expect you to be able to speak?""Raglumofro?">"It's okay. You're a newborn, after all. It took me a few days to make my mouth words come out all fancy, too.""Millabrobel!">"And I guess this means I have someone to tell all my secrets to...""Careful, General. Not sure if flies on the wall are on your friend's diet..."-----As if like clockwork, the Sisters are here to make things weird.>"My office hours are between 3am and never, doc.">"He'll eat what I tell him to eat.">"...Can I help you two with something?"
>>3486812>>"...Can I help you two with something?"
>>3486837>House Call----->"Hey there, don't knock or anything.""We couldn't, anyway.""No hands.">"Join the club.""The No-Hands Club.""Truly the coolest of clubs. Very exclusive.">"And our secret handshake would be the best kept secret handshake ever.""Because anyone who tries to do a secret handshake isn't in the No-Hands Club.">"Uproarious. So what can I help you with?""We could smell the new guy.""We're pretty much sentient pollen.">"Psychedelic Pollen Doctors.""Just one Doctor, but yes. It's a strange world we live in.""Isn't it just great?">"And you're here to... pollinate my baby plant?""Don't be gross.""We just wanna play with the baby! He's such a cutie!"-----The actual hell is up with these chicks?>Let them play with the baby, he is pretty amazing>Get your no-hands off my baby>Go near the baby at your own riskHis name is pronounced Pat-heek, named after a boss I didn't care for. It's Indian.
>>3487094>Let them play with the baby, he is pretty amazingwe don’t know how to raise plant babies, it might be good to ask. Also I think its time for a new thread. Page 10 has been reached.