[Based primarily off of Digital Devil Saga, Deus Ex, and Genocyber - for your questing enjoyment, Cyber Demon Quest][Read the last thread here! >>613821 ][Official Rulebook: http://pastebin.com/uAYCsUNr ][Character Sheets: http://pastebin.com/Tw5BFQ1B ]LAST TIME, ON CYBER DEMON QUESTYour name used to be John Smith, and you used to be a relatively mild-mannered freelance cracker, someone who steals corporate secrets to trade and deal, in the towering city of Neo York. However, after an apparent job gone wrong for currently unknown reasons, you've been turned into Saurian, a mechanical creature known as a Steelshape; half a ton heavy, about 7 feet tall, and 200% murder-metal.After escaping from Goetia Enterprises' towering headquarters, the place where you became a Steelshape, you went and slaughtered your way through several pussy PMCs, killed the Steelshape Kajiu, and then were attacked by Steelshape Berserker when you decided to try checking your old apartment.You narrowly escaped death by punch, and proceeded to eat Berserker. Good meal.After that, you decided to go to the Edge, the outer ring of Neo York where the poor, destitute, and downtrodden live (you lived in the Digs, the middle middle-class section, and in the center lies the towering Metro). After making a racket, you attracted the attention of four teens: Ava, Liv, Noah, and Cadmium (who goes by Cad). You pretended to be a wild animal sort of thing, but Cad wasn't fooled, sussed out your true function, and you shocked them with your sentience before making your escape.Somewhere between those events, you also discovered that Neo York is inside a giant dome.However, before you could leave, Liv begged to come along. You cautiously said okay, and then found out she was a total psychopath who literally has a fetish for violence. You killed some people, filled your stomach, and then asked her who she wanted to die. She said Ava or Noah, and you decided to go back and kill Ava.Unfortunately, she was dead on arrival, killed by Steelshape Puma, who you engaged in combat and killed, and then ate. You have her very heavy sword as a trophy and memento.Then, you were attacked by the White Skulls, an elite PMC group with a reputation for killing every and all witnesses, and actually capable of harming you. They used some sort of incendiary liquid to clear out your stomach's contents and force you into a rage state. This proved to be a fatal mistake for all of them.You killed them all brutally, ate a couple of them, and then passed out. When you awoke, Cad led you to their hangout and home: a coffee shop owned by Cad's parents. You smuggled yourself into the attic, metamorphosed, and then relaxed while Liv fell asleep next to you.
SaurianLevel 4 (2/4 EXP)HP: 6EP: 6 STR++ (1d14+4)SPD++ (1d14+4)DEX= (1d10)STA- (1d8)CTR-- (1d6)NRG= (1d10) Passive AbilitiesFeast of Kings 2 - STR increased by ++ for rolls involving biting enemies or initiating a Devour.Shadowlurk 1 - SPD increased by + for rolls involving moving while unseen by anyone.Active AbilitiesTonguepunch 1 - Once per encounter, free action. Perform a SPD roll vs your target's STA. If you succeed, deal 1 point of damage to them.KILL LISTKaijuBerserkerPuma
THIS TIME, ON CYBER DEMON QUESTYou've been staring at the ceiling for about 6 hours now before Liv begins to stir. You think she's weird and creepy but it's in a cute way, like a pug, which was always your favorite kind of dog anyway. You wish you had the opportunity to own one, but the phenotype died off an indeterminate amount of time ago, and all that's left is archival videos on the internet. Plus, you're not really rich enough to own a dog anyway.Slowly, Liv begins to stir next to you. If you tried to creep out you could probably make it out without waking her up. But maybe you should wake her up? Decisions, decisions.>Wake her up, it's good to have a human sidekick. (Player Choice)>Leave without her.>PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
[Pre-emptive apologies: Updates will be slower than normal over the weekend, and thus, CDQ will likely drag into Monday, because I have a busy as hell weekend. Please be patient :3]
>>641516>Wake her up, it's good to have a human sidekick. (Player Choice)
>>641516>Wake her up, it's good to have a human sidekick. (Player Choice)I don't like her but we need at least one companion.
>>641516>>Wake her up, it's good to have a human sidekick. (Player Choice)
>>641516>Wake her up, it's good to have a human sidekick. AWAKEN MY MASTERS
>>641612>>641551>>641544>>641535You gently nudge Liv as softly as you can with your palm, so as to avoid accidentally ripping her arm off or something hyperbolically violent like that. After a second nudge, her eyes creak open.One other thing that you forgot to mention in the weird second person semi-omniscient-but-still-POV narration: Liv is about 16 or 15 ish, which makes her behavior and attraction to you all the more disturbing. Meta-humor for the sake of exposition, yay.You immediately blank that strange internal dialogue out of your mind. You will never remember it. What? Remember what? Exactly."Yes, Saurian?" She says, cutely, as she curls up into a ball next to you, looking up at you. "How did you sleep? Do you even need to sleep?">PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
>>641675No, I don't. I'm not meant to do anything but eat, I think.
>>641675Initiate Mecha Loli Hentai
>>641704[Please do not]
>>641675Ask about what she knows about the Edge. Who are the important gangs or people and where to go look for trouble.Could also ask for info about the dome, whether she knows a way to leave or what's outside.
>>641675"I only need to sleep when using the steelshapes I eat to reinforce my body. Perhaps in time I'll acquire the ability to do this while fully awake and active."
>>641743[That's a really good looking SCP-682 senpai desu]
>>641745[Thought you might like]
>>641699>>641715>>641720>>641722"I don't think so. I think I'm not meant to do anything besides eat and kill things to eat." You say, getting up on your legs, stretching, and bonking your horn into the ceiling. Ow."You think?" Liv says, raising an eyebrow at you as you hunch over to avoid ripping a hole in the ceiling. "Yeah. I think." You repeat, as she peeks down the hatch leading from the attic down to the upstairs and gives you a thumbs up. She climbs down the out-folding ladder stair thing, and you gingerly lower yourself from the hatch opening to the floor, trying not to bust it open."...Did you... Were you not always like this?" Liv asks, her eyes wide and incredulous, as she checks the windows and the stairs downstairs to the ground floor. It's drizzling, as usual, and she gives you a signal that the store is empty, so you quickly scuttle your way down the stairs, trying your best not to break or crack them, and make your way outside, quickly followed by Liv. A clock on the wall tells you that it's about 3 in the morning."No, I wasn't. I used to be a cracker, and then I got an anonymous job that paid well, and in the middle of it, I turned into... Well, this." You explain, as the two of you walk and wind your way through alleys and side streets to avoid being seen. You're not particularly sure where you're walking, or who's leading. You're just kind of... Trucking on."Wow..." Liv says, biblical-style awed. You can already see the idea forming in her head, and refuse to comment on it, pre-emptively."...Changing topics, what sort of stuff do you know about here? I used to live closer to the center, so I don't know the hierarchies here." You ask, leaning against a brick wall while she fixes her shoes and then sits on top of a dumpster."Well, not a lot of people go outside here. I don't know if that's different where you used to live, but most of us stay inside and talk over the computer." She explains. That's... Not really different, no. "There are some people who like to go around and fuck with each other, and sometimes they have guns but usually they use their fists. Cad used to be in one of those gangs until he did something horrible - he won't tell anyone what, just that it was bad. So if we hang around with him we usually don't get pestered. He's... Like you are to those guys with the guns! He's like our local Saurian." She tells you. The local head honcho, huh? Interesting."Guys with guns? You mean the PMCs?" You ask."PMCs?" She asks, completely confused."I guess not. Private Military Contractors. Like the White Skulls I killed yesterday. Guys with face coverings, vehicles, and big guns. They don't come around here?" You ask, answering her question with another question. She shakes her head no.Interesting.
>>641816You make that mental note and then begin to run through the implications of it in your head. In order:A. This area is not watched particularly heavily by the Central Conglomerate.B. The fact that there were PMCs at ALL yesterday was an anomaly.C. The fact that not only was there a PMC presence, but one of the elite PMCs, is an even larger anomaly.Liv stretches her arms above her head, jutting her chest out. You're not sure if she's doing it on purpose or not.>PLAYER CHOICEYou have control.
>>641820>Reward her for being helpful with a nice slap on the ass with your tail>Find a local gang to eat
>>641824Gently. Wouldn't want to launch her through the building
>>641820Let's go on the offensive, find the nearest white skull base and attack it
>>641894Breakfast does sound like a good idea, supporting
>>641882>>641843>>641824You try your best to not harm her, and reward her with a gentle swat on the rear. She winces and runs her hand across it, chuckling nervously. "Know where any gangs hang out?""I-"BANGThat's a noise you immediately recognize from the previous day - a White Skull's high caliber rifle. The noise is followed up by a lot of yelling, someone screaming about their arm. Your tail immediately flicks to attention as Liv recovers from cringing at the noise, and hops down from her spot. "Do I still need to answer that?" She asks, sardonically, ducking her head down as you see people in various silly clothing items running back and forth across the street, yelling bloody murder.You shoot forward and peek your head around the corner, remaining as hidden as possible. Your instinct was correct - you see a familiar, very long and large rifle in the hands of one of the miscreants, who's arm seemed to have been shattered completely by the recoil. He's screaming and carrying on, while a group of people in similar clothing cluster around something else. A pair of legs and a pelvic region, the entire top half completely disintegrated, a fine red mist still settling.>PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
[And with that, I'm going to be taking a break for most of the night - I'm going to be doing a lot of IRL stuff. So, yeah. Catch you soon, readers!]
>>642027Hey dm did you finish the rest of Genocyber? If you did what did you think of it?
>>642061[I did not yet - between the various exams I'm studying for and the other real life obligations I haven't had the time.]
>>642022Time for breakfast.>Don't target them. Start sneaking around, looking for other White Skull rifles. Wait for someone else to start looking for them after seeing just how much damage they can cause, and eat THOSE guys.
[I'm back, but I'm too pooped to post an update - it will come tomorrow morning as soon as I wake up. So, poll's still open.]
God fucking damn it we got a waifu.
>>642565>>642592>>644613You try to look around for other White Skull rifles, signaling to Liv to stay out of sight, as you climb up onto the rooftop and look around, keeping yourself ducked down. The concern in the streets has turned to rage as both gangs begin to assault each other, with four arms bracing the White Skull rifle as hard as they can before firing again and turning someone else into a pink mist. The recoil audibly cracks someone's sternum and they hack up blood, squealing and wheezing.Nobody seems interested in finding more guns than they have. Plus...BANGBANGBANGFrom all over this part of the Edge, gunshots ring out, far louder than any gunshots have any right to be. You know your amplified hearing is probably exaggerating them a bit, but they all are followed by lots of faint screaming in the distance. The air begins to fill with the sound of gunfire echoing like in a cave as you spot Liv curling up into a small ball and covering her ears. Someone misfires the gun and it hits a building, the bullet outright goddamn exploding on impact as it hits the concrete, leaving a huge crater in the side of the building. You hear the gang members begin to cheer as they figure out a method to brace the gun with three people and begin firing it effectively.>Jump and stomp the people using the gun.>Let them kill each other as much as they can, then clean up.>Just go and break the gun, and leave to look for more rifles.>PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
>>645789>Jump and stomp the people using the gun.Our gun now.
>>645789>Jump and stomp the people using the gun.That gun could wreck things, I want it. We will take our group of teenagers with attitude and turn them into our personal artillery crew.
>>645789>>Jump and stomp the people using the gun.
>>645789>Jump and stomp the people using the gunThis, and throw in some gruesome noises to maybe get some fear-mongering going. Scare the fuck out of their buddies nearby.
>>646045>>645847>>645809>>645808>>645791You grip the wall so that you have something to push yourself up against as you feel steam building up in your metallic insides. It vents almost explosively, aiding in your jump with a loud BANG as the water content inside of your body boils and explodes its way out of the vents on your legs. For a moment, people are shocked, as you come down flying and hit with an impact to turn the gun's primary holder into a smear of red. You bring your leg up behind you and donkey kick another while your tail conks one in the side of the head to get him away from you, and you yank the gun out of their hands.Coincidentally, the one gangster who you donkey kicked no longer has an upper torso, having recently decided to replace it with a very large hole. You chop his head off with a karate chop to the neck, and then clumsily fire the gun once into the air, clipping a building's corner and causing it to explode in mid-air like fireworks, spraying down little pellets of shrapnel and buckshot upon all parties present.The gangsters are frozen completely in fear. One of them has attempted to run away, while another just curls up into a ball in front of you and begins muttering about making it fast.>Taunt them about their imminent demise. (Player Choice. Free Action)>Interrogate them. (Player Choice)>Fuck it, kill 'em all.>PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
>>648692>Interrogate them. (Player Choice)Can't let these weapons lay around on the street especially if their basically Barrett .50 Cal sniper tier.Also do we have a super heated karate chop? Like Ultron?
>>648692>Interrogate them. (Player Choice)Where are your friends?Do you have more of guns?This is great, we get a happy meal and a toy!
>>648692>>Interrogate them. (Player Choice)I'm only going to ask this once, Where or who gave you these weapons? Tell me and, I'll give you thirty seconds to run.
>>649035>>649015>>648740"Where'd you get the gun, boys?" You growl, causing one of the gangsters to immediately piss themselves in fear. You seem to cause that reaction a lot - it's starting to get kind of annoying but, unfortunately, that is just what people seem to do when they're scared out of their wits."D-d-d-demon! It's the demon!" One of the men says, pointing, grabbing something from his pocket, and then looking shocked as a rosary just kind of bounces completely harmlessly off your face. His face goes white and he proceeds to pass out right there. You chuckle a bit - it's funny enough that you decide to NOT stomp on his face, which is a startling decision for everyone involved."I-I don't know! S-some tall dude in a big hoodie, y'know, like the old kind of hoodie? The thin kind that, like, wizards and shit wear. He came to our crib and gave us the gun and told us to, uh, 'go to town', homie. P-please don't kill me!"How pathetic. But, you did learn some valuable information. You think about how you will deal with this situation.>Kill them all.>Kill everyone but the snitch.>Kill just the snitch.>Break the gun and walk away. Gotta go looking for the rest of them.>Say something. (Player Choice. Free Action)>PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
>>649296>>Kill everyone but the snitch.Then take the gun.
>>649296>>>Kill everyone but the snitch.>Then take the gun.
>>649296>Kill everyone but the snitch.
>>649315>>649390>>649396You smile a vile, almost vicious grin as your tail impales one of his friends through the head. You grab the snitch and raise him by his neck as you stomp on anyone who's lying down on the floor - no need to get repetitive, just one solid downward thrust turns their skulls into meat dust. Anyone trying to run away, you gun down.As you find out, even though you're strong enough to handle the gun's recoil one-handed, you're really bad at aiming. Your manual dexterity is not really that great, judging from the way your new claws work. Still, you manage to turn both deserters into fresh mist, while the other gang just runs away. You don't feel like dealing with them. You let them run."Much obliged." You say, and the snitch faints as you gently lower him into a pile of fresh gore. That's definitely gonna leave a PTSD mark.You have a gun now.Weaponry is capable of being used by Steelshapes to augment their abilities. Guns use the Dexterity stat in order to aim and deal fixed damage that's almost always unable to be modified, while melee weapons use the Dexterity stat to roll for bonus damage on typical melee attacks. Certain weapons may also have bonus effects. Almost every weapon made for Steelshapes is unusable by normal human hands - exceptions will be noted.Current WeaponryPuma Blade - Roll 9 or higher on DEX for +1 damage, otherwise, -1 damage.White Skulls Anti-Cyborg Rifle - Deals 1 damage. Can destroy weak cover.>Go hunt for the rest of the guns that were distributed.>Break the gun you have.>Go looking for more information about the robed man.>Talk to Liv about the situation.>PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
>>649660>>Go hunt for the rest of the guns that were distributed.>>Talk to Liv about the situation.In addition, we ask at each place with guns for more info for the robed man.
>>649660>Go looking for more information about the robed man.
>>649660>Go hunt for the rest of the guns that were distributedYou can probably find out more information that way
>>649660>Go hunt for the rest of the guns that were distributed.>Talk to Liv about the situation.
>>649660>Break the gun you have.>Go hunt for the rest of the guns that were distributedI wouldn't be surprised for the guns to have a tracing device.How likely do you guys think this is possible:We, as Saurian, are an Artificial Intelligence downloaded from John Smith's brain. The actual John might still be alive, having left to greener pastures. Or he could have been turned into Soylent Green a long time ago.
[Unfortunately, although I wish I could run for longer, I'm going to have to peace out for the night. Gotta get a suit fitted and go to a family function tomorrow. I'll try to run when I can tomorrow for you all.]
[Before I forget to mention it, feel free to follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/DMCasual for the latest updates on my quests and runtimes.]
>>649828I remember dm talking about the possibilities and impossibilities of mutating and twisting the human form in regards to his new quest in mainchat on akun, so I'm lead to believe we are the sad remains of what was once John.
>>649828>>649742>>649828>>649695>>649689You turn around, lick some of the blood off of yourself, and get moving. Liv slips out from the alleyway and begins trailing behind you as you sulk your way across the streets.You suppose that they're looking for you. Now would be as good a time as any to go public and make a name for yourself."Apparently a tall man in a robe is going around giving people big rifles. What do you make of it?" You ask, not turning your head as you head towards the sounds of screams and gunshots. Your walking speed is at her jogging speed, so she starts doing as such to keep pace with you."I think someone's trying to get your attention. They don't need to kill the gangs because the gangs only cause trouble with themselves." Liv says, trying to reach out and grab hold of you, but you shake her off."Try to stay back. I don't want more casualties than I have to - " You say, before you get pegged with a bullet that dings right off of you. Another gang of hoodlums in loose clothing and baggy pants."It's the demon! Get 'em!" They say, filled with bravado, as Liv gets your point and backs away from you. You see the flash of a barrel and get pinged with a bullet that bursts in your flesh, tearing a small cylinder inside of you. One person holding the gun and trigger, a second person behind them, grabbing their arms to brace it, and then a person each steadying the gun.Luckily, they hit your forearm, so it doesn't hurt too much. One more shot and it'll probably start to hurt.>Engage in wanton bloodshed. (Player Choice)>Try to talk things out. (Player Choice)You have control.
>>653221>>Engage in wanton bloodshed. (Player Choice)Lets leave one alive for Liv to play with
>>653221>>Engage in wanton bloodshed. (Player Choice)Rip and tear but one so Liv can have some fun. Leave that one knocked out.
>>653221>Try to talk things out. (Player Choice)They're boring and would be more fun to turn on others.
>>653221>Try to talk things out. (Player Choice)
>>653221>Engage in wanton bloodshed. (Player Choice)Question the last one alive."what have you been told, and by whom?"
>>653221>>>Engage in wanton bloodshed. (Player Choice)>Lets leave one alive for Liv to play with
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>656109>>653362>>653258>>6532301, 2, 3, 4>>653267>>6532815, 6
>>653267>>653281"Now, now, boys. Let's be reasonable." You say, jumping up as a second shot is fired, missing you and tearing a chunk out of the ground as you land behind them, knocking one into the wall and out, while you lift the one grabbing the gun into the air by the neck with your tail, dragging the rest of them up with him. "Where'd you get the gun?""I-It was some guy in a fuckin hoodie like some kind of f-f-fuh-fuckin wizard, man! He gave us the gun and told us "Hunt the demon, and I'll give you more.". I'm s-sorry, okay! J-just don't kill me!" He says, struggling to breathe, while the people grabbing onto the gun all struggle and try not to drop to the ground. You toss them all to the wall, watching as they tumble into a pile."Good to know. Glad we could come to an agreement.">"Don't worry, I won't kill you. She will.">Kill them anyway.>Kill everyone but the snitch.>Kill the snitch.>Take the gun, break it over your knee.>Let them have the gun. They promised not to shoot.>PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
>>656462>>"Don't worry, I won't kill you. She will."
>>656462>"Don't worry, I won't kill you. She will.">>Kill everyone but the snitch.>>Take the gun, break it over your knee.
>>656462>Take the gun, break it over your knee.>Kill everyone but the snitch>"Don't worry, I won't kill you. She will."Oh, and eat some. I'm sur^prised the pangs of hunger didn't hit us when we woke up.
>>656462>Take the gun, break it over your knee.>Kill everyone but the snitch>"Don't worry, I won't kill you. She will."
>>656600[To be perfectly honest that's just a plot hole right there, but you can imagine we just ate a lot when we went berserk and passed out.]
>>656629Makes sense. Saurian did state he was going to eat them all.4 (base) + 12 to 15 * 1 (White Skulls) = At least 16 hours.It's good to know the feeding while frenzied carries over once we chill down.Puma Blade is unlikely to ever become of use to Saurian, except maybe as a tool (we already have a kill list/ ability integration to take care of trophies). I suggest eating it.
>>656629> Whenever you succeed a STA roll by more than twice an opponent's roll or the DC, regain 1 HP.What kind of DC would this be? Could this be used while out of combat?ATM, ou STA is too low to consider using it during a fight vs Steelshapes.
>>656796[Just any sort of DC to survive environmental damage, like having a building fall on you or getting hit by a train. You can't just randomly regenerate it from nothing.]>>656768[Yep, you don't get negative hunger, it doesn't dip down.][Anyway, one more time, my apologies but it's late and I need to shut it down for the night. Today I was out all day, tomorrow I'll have classes and thus be able to run for most of Monday, where we'll probably end thread three. My apologies for how things are turning out, everyone. Hope you're enjoying what you're getting!]
>>656613>>656600>>656468>>656467"Don't worry, I won't kill you." You say, smirking the best your malformed mouth will allow you to do so, as you grab two of them by the head, and squeeze. Splat. Just like a pimple. You pull the gun out from underneath them with your tail and bring it into your bloodied hands before snapping it over your knee like a twig. Well, it doesn't snap, but it bends into a useless 90 degree angle, which is good enough for you."You just...!" The man says, as you grab someone else's head and pull it out by the spine, and then whack him with it. You find that surprisingly cathartic, and he shuts up immediately as a spot of drool rolls down his chin mixed with blood.Once the shock's worn off, everyone starts trying to scatter except for the person who was originally wielding the gun. Your tail works overtime, knocking into shins and causing people to tumble to the floor as you grab one by the shirt and fling him into the wall, causing his spine to snap and his body curls up instantly before going completely limp.You hope he died, because if not, he'll probably be paralyzed for life. The rest of them you finish off in increasingly less-brutal ways, mostly head stomps, because they're quick and efficient and you're looking to get work done."...But she will." You say, turning around as Liv peeks her head around the corner with a psychotic grin. She scavenges around the ground for one of their pistols, grabs it, and aims very poorly, nailing the guy in the side of the torso. He begins to wail, as she fires again and misses again."Gosh, my bad! I'm new to this whole "killing people" thing." Liv taunts, squinting one eye, sticking her tongue out of her mouth as if she's focusing really hard, and hitting the guy in the hand as he starts screaming louder. It's evident that Liv knows exactly what she's aiming for, and is just being a sadist right now.Pew. Brainsplatter."Satisfied?""Yeah, let's get a move on." Liv responds. You notice that you don't hear any gunshots in the distance any more, even the loud, booming ones, which is a somewhat disconcerting silence compared to what you're used to.
[Post sent early, my bad.]>>658087The air is still and thick. You don't feel well.>Stay put. You think you're about to be mobbed.>Tell Liv to hide.>PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
>>658091>PLAYER CHOICE.We're either being observed by someone or trouble is coming, head to a secluded hard to observe spot and prepare an ambush.
>>658091Supporting >>658116Ambush lizard mode activate!
>>658091>>Stay put. You think you're about to be mobbed.>>Tell Liv to hide.get eating. It might be a bad idea to get hungry anytime soon.
>>658196We slept at most 6 hoursThere should be at least 10 hours left
>>658196>>658120>>658116"Someone's coming, or watching us." You say, backing up slightly, as Liv immediately begins to quake and does the same. "We have to prep-""Oof!" Liv says, as she bumps into something and then bounces off onto you. You turn around... There's nothing she should've bounced off of. You bat around with your tail and hit something into the dumpster.Something invisible.
Rolled 7 (1d8)SquidLevel 4 (0/4 EXP)HP: 6EP: 12STR-SPD-DEX=STA-CTR+NRG+++Active AbilitiesCamo α - Once per encounter, free action. Become completely invisible to all forms of detection for ten minutes or two rounds.Stun Shock 1 - Once per turn, free action, costs 3 EP to activate, medium range. Perform an NRG roll vs your target's CTR. If you succeed, stun them for one turn."Hey, watch it, asshole!" Squid says, as his camouflage wears away and he immediately begins backing up, flourishing several tendrils at you. "I'm trying to do recon, here! Fucker... Oh. Shit. It's you!">Engage Combat (Roll SPD - 1d14+4)>Grab Liv and run.>PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
Rolled 12 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658262>>Engage Combat (Roll SPD - 1d14+4)CHOMP
Rolled 7 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658262>Engage Combat
Rolled 9 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658262>Engage Combat (Roll SPD - 1d14+4)
>>658268Well, he literally can't beat us on initiative with this, and at the least we beat him by 8 assuming he rolls max.I suggest chomping like mad with a tongue punch to boot, just to try and seal the deal on the first round.
Rolled 14 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658262Oh Hai Squiddle-kun... Or should I say "Hoodie-man"?The worst thing we could do is to increase range from it. Entangle him with tail and chomp away.
>>658268SPD vs SPD16 vs 7 (Saurian Victory: Doubled opponent roll, rolled at capacity, +2 actions)You charge forward, kicking Squid in the chest and sending him reeling before falling back on your feet, but through the hissing of steam, you hear Liv cry out. "Don't move, or the girl gets it!" A different voice says, cutting through. You've outsped Squid completely but the click of a gun tells you that you weren't fast enough to kill Squid before someone could get behind you."Turn around and back away from the arms dealer. Get closer to me." The voice says, light and childish. Potentially feminine, but you can't tell. It's androgynous, at the very least.AriesLevel 3 (2/3 EXP)HP: 5EP: 4STR=SPD++DEX+++STA-CTR--NRG--Passive AbilitiesNimble Body 1 - Once per encounter, you may roll DEX vs any attack aimed against you rather than your normal stat.Deadeye 1 - DEX increased by + for rolls involving using weapons.Sharpshooter 1 - Rolling on capacity for any projectile weapon's DEX roll causes your attack to deal 1 additional damage.Aries is holding Liv hostage, arm around her waist. She looks conflicted, a mixture of fear and arousal on her face that you can tell she's not a fan of, but can't help. Aries' snout is pressed into her neck, digging a small cut into it, while her pistol is held up to her own head. His other hand has a second gun in it, much larger, but still recognizably a pistol - it looks like a gun made for someone with gigantism, with an oversized barrel pointed at the ground. "Your fight's not with him. Let the Squid go, Demon." Aries says, growling at you.>Let Squid get away, keep your hands above your head.>Try to quickdraw Aries to get Liv away from him. (Roll SPD - 1d14+4, opposed to Aries' DEX)>Turn around and go for Squid.>PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
>>658298>Try to quickdraw Aries to get Liv away from him. (Roll SPD - 1d14+4, opposed to Aries' DEX)>Turn around and go for Squid.
Rolled 4 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658298I am conflicted. On the one hand, we could save Liv at the cost of losing Squid. On the other, we could get her killed...ah, whatever. It'll be nice knowing you Liv.>>Try to quickdraw Aries to get Liv away from him. (Roll SPD - 1d14+4, opposed to Aries' DEX)
Rolled 13 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658309[You dropped this]
>>658298This got a lot more dangerous. Squid can stunlock us no doubt and Aries will then kill us. I don't feel good about our odds if we can't kill one of them immediately.
>>658316Ayyy, thanks QM for the save, but next time, rather than roll for someone, just mention that they haven't rolled and that they should.
>>658298>Turn around and go for Squid.Use him as a meat shield while we munch on him from the back>>658314>>658309Lolnope, Aries' DEX: 1d18+8 with Deadeye
>>658321And miss QM's based rolls?
Rolled 4 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658323I can roll well enough on my own
Rolled 14 + 6 (1d16 + 6)>>658316>>658314>>658326Rolling for Aries' reaction
>>658334Ah well. No skin off my back.
>>658298Honestly we should just gank squid with our TWO ACTIONS before he stuns us like a bitch
>>658334Sigh.A Rule of Negotiation: Don't act dumb.You did not follow that rule.
>>658345Hey, at least they don't have a hostage anymore to threaten us with anymore, so we can just kill them.
>>658348Yeah, right. Square between a sharpshooter and a stunlock-er, we sure can kill them.It's not like those two represent our biggest weaknesses stat-wise, right?
>>658353>not just grabbing the shooter and beating his friend with themCome on mate.
>>658357>Not just charging with a squiddly meat shield, which is battered enough to die from 1 shot of Aries' hand cannonTry again.
>>658334>>658326>>658314>>658316You're fast. You're still running on the steam that helped you kick Squid in the chest.But Aries is faster. You tackle the two of them as he pulls the trigger, sending the shot wide but streaking across Liv's cheek, cutting a wide gash in it and burning a part of the side of her face. You grab Liv away from him and kick him away as he fires again, narrowly missing an important spot and streaking across Liv's stomach, the bullet cutting a line across her stomach and navel and pinging off the ground. One final bullet pings her through the stomach, passing right through and tinging on the concrete behind her. Liv gasps and kneels down on the ground, clutching her side - if you were just a little slower, you don't think that would've ended well. "Kill him!" She screeches, hugging her body.>Go for Aries first. He's frail. You can kill him fast enough.>Now's not the time. Retreat and regroup - you need to get your minion medical attention.>PLAYER CHOICE.You have control.
>>658376>>Go for Aries first. He's frail. You can kill him fast enough.TONGUEPUNCH.
>>658376>>>Go for Aries first. He's frail. You can kill him fast enough.
>>658376>>Go for Aries first. He's frail. You can kill him fast enough.Hope Squiddy won't get away.
>>658376>Now's not the time. Retreat and regroup - you need to get your minion medical attention.Separate and ambush the fuckers else we get tag-teamed.
Is the squid out? Because if it isn't, we're about to get stunned and that's bad. And it will get away, because camo.
Any ideas about what were gonna do about Luv and her gut shot?
>>658419I don't think the camo will be a problem, as it was used at the start of the encounter.Squid has just been rolled slightly away. Still quite in the fight.>>658420If she dies, emergency snack
Rolled 4 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658377>>658380>>658389Rolling for Aries' SPD
>>658438>>658298SPD vs SPD16 vs 8 (Saurian Victory: Doubled opponent roll, rolled at capacity, +2 actions)You charge at Aries, as the small, feeble looking Steelshape whips out his actual gun, the large one in his other hand, and uses both hands to fire at you. Bullets ping off of your body, sending dull, thudding pain into you - it hurts a lot more than a normal bullet, but he keeps hitting your armoring, and bouncing off of you.THREE ACTIONS>Combat Banter (Free Action. Player Choice)>Tonguepunch 1 (Free Action. SPD vs STA- Roll 1d14+4)>Bite & Pounce (STR vs STA - Roll 1d18+8 and move into melee range)>Headbutt (STR vs STA - Roll 1d14+4. On success, stun instead of dealing damage.)>Grab for the gun. (DEX vs DEX - Roll 1d10. On success, disarm opponent.)Saurian HP: 5/6Aries HP: 5/5You have control.
Rolled 5 + 8 (1d18 + 8)>>658441>Tonguepunch 1 (Free Action. SPD vs STA- Roll 1d14+4)>Bite & Pounce (STR vs STA - Roll 1d18+8 and move into melee range)>Bite again for maximum rip and tearHere's a bite roll
Rolled 2 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658441>>Tonguepunch 1 (Free Action. SPD vs STA- Roll 1d14+4)>>Bite & Pounce (STR vs STA - Roll 1d18+8 and move into melee range)Toungepunch roll
Rolled 1 + 8 (1d18 + 8)>>658441Same as >>658448
Rolled 1 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658448And heres a tonguepunch roll.Should i roll a second bite roll since im voting to do two of em?
>>658441bite and pounce, grab gun, headbutt, tonguepunch
>>658455[Yes, if you wouldn't mind.]
Rolled 8 + 8 (1d18 + 8)>>658453Okay, guess Toungepunch is a bust. Rolling for Bite
Rolled 5 + 8 (1d18 + 8)>>658458Second bite, then!
Rolled 13 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658454And rolling for tongue punch
Rolled 5 + 8 (1d18 + 8)>>658458And my roll for the second bite
>>658466Remarkable, we've gotten a lot of 5+8's for this round of combat
Rolled 8 + 8 (1d18 + 8)>>658438Based rolls, based rolls.>>658441>Bite, Bite, Tonguepunch(die 1)
Rolled 2 + 8 (1d18 + 8)>>658441>>658477die 2
Rolled 7 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658441>>658477>>658479Rolling shit. bleh. We need to roll at capacity.Tonguepunch, die 3
Next time if we're rolling two of the same stat just use 2d18
Rolled 4 + 6 (1d16 + 6)>>658483[Agreed.]Rolling for Aries' DEX
Rolled 3 (1d8)>>658485Rolling for Aries' STA
>>658486>he literally can't win against a str roll
>>658485>>658486Well, here we go.
Wait>Three actionsTonguepunch is free, so we still have one left, right?
Rolled 3 + 8 (1d18 + 8)>>658495Your completely right, throw in another bite
>>658454>>658462>>658466STR vs DEX9 vs 10 (Saurian Victory)SPD vs STA17 vs 3 (Saurian Victory)STR vs STA13 vs 3 (Saurian Victory: Doubled opponent roll, +1 damage)Aries is nimble and skilled with his motions, but he's not nearly fast enough. His gun strikes you up the head and bounces off, bursting into shrapnel in the air and flying off into the distance. You open your mouth and punch a hole in his eye with your tongue, causing it to begin leaking blood before your neck extends itself and you bite his arm off, crunching metal in your teeth. He screams and you bat him away, ripping his arm off entirely and spitting it out on the ground.ONE ACTION REMAINING>Combat Banter (Free Action. Player Choice)>Devour (STR vs STA - Roll 1d18+8)>Rip & Tear (STR vs STA - Roll 1d14+4)>Headbutt (STR vs STA - Roll 1d14+4. On success, stun instead of dealing damage.)Saurian HP: 5/6Aries HP: 2/5 (-3)You have control.
Rolled 1 + 8 (1d18 + 8)>>658441>>658477>>658479>>658480(die 4) Third bite
Rolled 13 + 4 (1d14 + 4)>>658500>Rip & Tear (STR vs STA - Roll 1d14+4)Squid aint out of the game completely yet.
Rolled 11 + 8 (1d18 + 8)>>658500Bite, we don't have the time to devour while the other enemy is alive and Luv is bleeding out
Rolled 10 + 8 (1d18 + 8)>>658500>Rip & Tear (STR vs STA - Roll 1d14+4)+9 bite (Third action that you forgot)
Rolled 12 (1d18)>>658500Devour
>>658504This roll guarantees a quick kill on aries if we go this route btw, dudes.Guy only has a max of 8, meaning we go for double his max, IF he rolls max.
>>658503>>658510Squiddle-kun is still around, ya know? Devouring is suicide atm.>>658515What redanon saidI'm still saying we forgot an attack on our opening sequence.
>>658508[I didn't forget it, it's not a new turn yet.]
>>658500>Rip & TearSquid is still in the game and devour would take too long
>>658521I meant, we all forgot about this last attack.
>>658504STR vs STA17 vs 1d8 (Saurian Victory: Doubled opponent roll, rolled at capacity, +2 damage)You grab Aries's head and he shivers. You bash him into the wall and watch as his skull case slowly craters the bricks once you start bashing him in over and over again, watching his lower half flail around, before ramming a fist through his skull, ripping open his stomach, and then grabbing both his horns and tugging.With a hard, metallic squish, you rip him completely in half. Vertically. Panting, covered in ichor, you turn around to MOTHER FUCK.Squid and Liv are both gone, with a trail of blood going up the wall and out of sight.END EPISODE.
>>658544DAMN.THAT SON OF A SHIT.Oh well, it was just a woman anyways. She doesn't mean anything to us, really.Eat the remains for now.
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>>658564Eat the remains, but at an out-of-reach place.>>658544Bye, emergency snack. I guess we'll see you eventually, or not. Squiddle-kun doesn't hunger quickly.
Wait, Squid used up his cloak and we're MUCH faster than him. I think next time we should give chase - he has no abilities that would allow him to outrun us, only outhide us, which he's already used. Plus, he couldn't have gotten too far away because we spent about 10 seconds beating into Aries.>>658568Thanks for running, DM.
>>658596Squid shouldn't have been able to cloak a second time in the same encounter.
>>658615I don't think he did - DM said the blood trail went up the wall. He probably grabbed her and jumped up to the roof.
>>658621I wonder what's the cooldown for his camo, and if he could cloak Liv as well.
I wonder if they won't turn her into a Steelshape
>>658637That's only a plus for us
This is a dilemma, squid kidnapped our pet, thus we must punish him the only way we know how: brutal murder + cannibalization.However he seems kind of like a bumbling oaf and I like him. Maybe we could only wat and murder half of him?
>>658835get him down to 1 hp then fry him up like calamari