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    54 KB GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)00:34 No.14997775  
    You have been traveling alone for days now across the pristine plains separating the small settlements of the area; and you begin to wonder how it came to this, your once peaceful life, while not perfect, was at least far more bearable than the world as it is now. You remember waking up every day to go to work and watching the clock tick-tock the day away.

    This is how your life was until the night the world shattered, or that is what it felt like at the time. The ground shook, volcanoes erupted, hurricanes and tornadoes tore the land and cities to shreds. The world may have been able to survive one or two of these disasters happening from time to time, but not all at once, and definitely not for an entire week. The entire world was devastated, every city struggled to put out the fires and save the population, but there just wasn't enough resources to go around, throughout every country governments were collapsing all over except for the small areas they were able to hold onto.

    Now only three years later things had changed from utter chaos to small settlements trading and trying to thrive in this new world; and you are just one of the people trying to make your way in the world. So now the big question: who are you?

    (post a name, gender, and age. Option with the most votes after ten minutes wins, or first tiebreaking vote after ten minutes if no options are winning.)
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)00:35 No.14997784
    I drink my own piss.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)00:45 No.14997880
    Bumping for a vote.

    Perhaps this is not the best time for a quest.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)00:46 No.14997897
    Perhaps nobody wants to play yet another post-apoc game.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)00:47 No.14997905

    that may also be true
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)00:56 No.14997975
    Try again next Monday during the day is my advice.

    Penny, Female, 18.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)01:06 No.14998055

    Will probably end up doing that, though since we actually have a vote you win by default.

    You are Penny an 18 Year old female that has been traveling towards a new settlement for days now, and finally your journey is almost over. You can see a water tower in the distance, though now that you are almost to a town what is it that you do, after all three years is a long time to start learning a trade.

    (are you a merchant-in-training set off on her own, a thief that barely escaped the last town, a survivalist that enjoys travelling through the wilderness or something else?)
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:08 No.14998079
    Thief, but we didn't touch that solar panel!
    >> teka 05/21/11(Sat)01:10 No.14998107

    i am a sucker for post apocalyptica.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:15 No.14998159
    How's this? We're a sort of jack of all trades, seemingly just another traveller with a knack for repairs, a tolerably decent shot, and willing to do the sort of minor tasks that it's nice to have an outsider do. It's not until we're long gone that they find we're helped ourself to some light, tradable goods/knickknacks.

    That's why we didn't touch the panel. Too vital for them not to chase us, too heavy for us to carry, and we'd just arrived anyway. Hadn't had time to look around for our kind of goods.

    No idea what happened to it, but they were on the money for all the wrong reasons.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)01:17 No.14998171

    You are a young thief that quite suddenly, and through no fault of your own naturally, got accused of trying to take components to the solar panels in the last settlement you lived in. As it is now you hope for a new start here, with fresh faces and a wealth of new opportunities something fun is sure to show up; especially with your varied set of skills.

    (to finish up character creation roll 4d20's)
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:18 No.14998186

    This sounds good. Its got my vote.

    Although I'd like to add that we have dreams of Settling down somewhere and carving out a save haven for ourself and perhaps others.
    >> teka 05/21/11(Sat)01:19 No.14998194
    rolled 8, 14, 13, 10 = 45

    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:19 No.14998197
    rolled 11 = 11


    Rolling one
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:20 No.14998202
    rolled 11, 1, 1, 16 = 29

    And hopefully they won't follow us here. That sort of thing gets around a lot faster than our brand of...pickpocketing, and they nail them to the sherrif's place by the hands some places. Don't matter who you are, man, woman, child.

    Best pray. Do we pray? We should, 'specially now.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:20 No.14998205
    rolled 1 = 1


    Did you want four Individual rolls or just four by one person? if you want Individual I'm rolling one
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:21 No.14998215

    >Rolling one
    >11, 1
    .Rolling ONE

    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:24 No.14998246
    Let's go with this, to avoid accidental hilarity.
    >> teka 05/21/11(Sat)01:26 No.14998260
    never before have my actions served as a defense against accidental hilarity.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:26 No.14998265
    Find somewhere to sleep for the night and schlick violently.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)01:27 No.14998273

    You have bellow average strength, but you make up for it with an above average agility and intelligence, and to round it off an average charisma.

    You find yourself quite close to the town now, it seems that it is a small collection of houses and possibly a shop or two, all made of wood, though in the center of the town a single stone building stands, quite probably the town hall and jail house given your knowledge of how settlements of the area are built. Surrounding the settlement on the far side you see a large field of grain and near the houses some vegetable gardens seem to be the main source of food for this settlement.

    You can see some children running through the streets of the town and some adults going about their business, no one seems to have noticed you walking to the town, or at least they are ignoring you if the have noticed.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:28 No.14998281
    Keep running and avoid acting stupidly as late night /tg/ would tend to suggest.

    OP, you really would have been better off posting this in the weekdays/during the day. I say this because this looks like a promising quest and in all probability will die stillborn...

    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:29 No.14998289
    Actually, restock, do some small tasks for supplies/rest, but keep moving. The last lot might still be after us, and we don't want the sherrif here to turn us over.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)01:29 No.14998291

    fear not, if it dies tonight I will revive it sometime soon.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:31 No.14998305
    Honestly? I'd wait. The weekend crowd can be mercurial. Even more than the usual lot.

    If it dies, can I steal Penny as a PC? Please?
    >> teka 05/21/11(Sat)01:31 No.14998308
    Continue to approach the largest/most central town building, but slow down a bit. No need to looklike someone on the run, or like you have something to hide. This could be a fresh start.

    >or at least a ripe target that has to be handled carefully.
    >but we try not to think about that kind of thing.

    check in at the town hall for odd job opportunities?
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:32 No.14998315
    Good idea, but nothing long term for now. We don't know if we're safe.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:37 No.14998355
    I have a feeling we didn't have time to restock before we left town last time. Are we armed at least? Pretty sure we'd have a canteen and hiking gear, or we'd never have made it...
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)01:38 No.14998362

    This town appears to be a good place to stop for now, for a little bit at least, after all you have been travelling far to long to pass up at least a little rest with civilization. You approach the town at a walk now, your ragged backpack beginning to weigh heavily on your shoulders now that the possibility of a nice room, with warm food, and maybe even a warm bath float into your mind.

    Walking through the streets the people tend to avoid you, though this is not uncommon, you don't look distressed and they have to much to do as it is without taking time to worry about some traveler that will probably be gone in a days time.

    You are almost to the town hall when a little boy with a broomstick horse skips up to you.

    "Whatcha' doin' here lady?" he asks inquisitively.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:40 No.14998379
    "Looking for work. Know anyone who can help with that? I'll make it worth your while."

    Do we have something shiny, some kind of bauble on us? Something to tempt him to help? A trinket?
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)01:40 No.14998382

    you have some stocks of food, after all you have learned to prepare for a quick escape if need be. As for hiking gear you have a basic hiking backpack and some decent shoes, and a hunting knife is always in your pocket just in case.


    If you would like to use her you are welcome to, and thanks for the advice.
    >> teka 05/21/11(Sat)01:45 No.14998425
    >and maybe even a warm bath float into your mind,,
    maybe even some time with your ipod plugged into a computer to make a few music trades for new stuff while getting a charge. postapocalyptica wears on a soul without changing soundtrack.

    this sounds good.
    and if we can reach into a pocket and toss the kid a.. a anything. an especially shiny rock, a bit of colored glass without any pointy spots, something can't hurt.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:47 No.14998445
    Would be nice to find a computer. Need to be careful though. We're not the only with light fingers, and an ipod, even a battered and cracked-screened one, is worth its weight in gold dust these days. Mind you, so's the battery-charger we nabbed a while back, but we're pretty sure no one's coming after us for it.

    Also, we'd best check the saloon or bar, if there's one and the kid doesn't help. Those tend to have work.

    Thanks for the permission.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)01:52 No.14998487

    "I think that my mom and dad were talking 'bout Jim needing help with his tractor, they say its the last one we got and we need to keep it running." He says hoping for a nice big treat for being so helpful. Not one to disappoint you toss the child a bit of chocolate you had left over and his eyes light up with joy at such a rare treat. "Thanks miss!" he cries out in excitement "you can find Jim up in the general store over there" he points to a decently sized building near the stone town hall and runs off.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)01:56 No.14998521
    Best go talk with Jim. If he's less than helpful, we can always find a saloon or bar, or even just move on.

    Keep a careful watch, but keep it subtle. Appear relaxed and catch them off-guard and you can play anyone like a banjo.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)02:07 No.14998607

    You make your way to the building the child pointed out to you, as you enter you see the shelves seem to be fairly well stocked with merchandise such as tools for use at home or on the farm, some breads that look to have been prepared recently, though their aren't many, as well as a few bags of grain and other longer lasting foods.

    You notice that there seems to be a distinct lack of technology in this shop, though that may be because technology is a big temptation now that so little of it works, and generally it isn't kept out in the open in a spot strangers tend to wander.

    An older man behind the counter looks up to you as you enter and a warm smile crosses his face, "Welcome to Jim's General store, I am Jim and I don't believe I have ever seen your face around these parts before, how can I be of service young lady?"
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:09 No.14998622
    "Name's Candice. I happen to need some goods, got a long trek ahead of me, willing to do some work for them. Hear you have a tractor that needs some fixing?"

    Smile. It never hurts.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:11 No.14998648
    "hi, I was just snooping around town for any odd jobs that might need help doing . I'm kind of strapped for cash you see..."
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:13 No.14998660
    We don't need to let him know that. He might start watching us more closely than he would have. Besides, gold dust isn't worth stealing, nor is paper money. The one's usually well guarded, and the other is useless if you move too far from where it's printed. Too many different bills to count.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)02:19 No.14998706
    "Hi, my name is Candice, I'm looking for some odd jobs I can do in exchange for some goods, I have a long journey ahead of me and was hoping to restock here before I leave, I heard you had a tractor that needed fixing?" you ask with a bit of a smile.

    "Well a place like this always has something that needs doing," he says looking at you appraisingly, "as for that old tractor you can have a look at it if you want but I am not sure how much can actually be done with the parts we have here. If you were able to fix it though that would do this town a world of good and I think we could see about helping get you set up for your travels." He gestures for you to follow him as he leads you out the front door then to the back of the shop to a shed that contains an old looking tractor.

    (roll a d20 to try to diagnose the problem)
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:20 No.14998721
    rolled 14 = 14

    Let's give it a try. Leave the nabbing for later, if we're really taking this guy's stuff. Seems decent enough and we have enough problems for now anyway.

    Penny, mechanical genius?
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:23 No.14998745

    Penny, Mechanical Genius.

    Lets make this "Apocalyptic Store owner Quest" shortly followed by "Apocalyptic town Mayor Quest and the Town mayors Epic Battle Tractor"
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:26 No.14998766
    I dunno, "roaming jack of all trades with light fingers" has a certain charm to it...

    Like the quest so far, but dropping off in a bit.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)02:27 No.14998771

    You take a look at the engine and after a little searching are able to find the problem, it seems that part of the engine has some buildup in it, it won't be difficult to clean out with a ratchet and some other tools that you are fairly sure you saw everything you need in the shop. Jim is very pleased at hearing this of course and rushes off to get the tools you need.
    "I didn't even think to check for any of that" he says as you replace the last bolt less than an hour later, "this will certainly save our town a lot of time and labor with the harvest coming so soon. You have my thanks Candice, and of course I owe you some supplies for your help. What sort of thing do you think you will need?"
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:30 No.14998802
    Dry food, packaged supplies, fill up our canteen(s) from his pump. Maybe trade for useful electronics/spare bits that we can trade down the road, if any?

    Let's go easy on this guy. No need to get branded a thief if we can get it the easy way for free, after all...
    >> teka 05/21/11(Sat)02:36 No.14998847
    and some fresh food.
    some fresh meat and a goodly bit of bread, or some eggs and veggies. vitamins and minerals and whatnots.

    small cooking pot maybe?
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:38 No.14998860
    Sure, if we can, but is that the sort of thing they'd give up so readily? Worth a try, and agreed on the fresh food.

    Also, batteries. Years after the end, everything still runs on goddamn Duracell.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:42 No.14998887
    What do we already have in the backpack?
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:43 No.14998900
    GameMaster, can you post an email address or text-upload link at the end of the quest/if it dies? Just so we know when to look for the next one.

    Probably not bits of a solar panel...
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)02:44 No.14998912

    "Well I have some old army surplus dehydrated food that I can happily part with, mind you the taste isn't the best but they were made to keep soldiers fighting fit with all the nutrition they needed so I am sure it will do you well on your journey, and we have some canned food that you can take, which I am sure will help. As for your canteen we have a pump behind the town hall that is free for all to use." He rummages behind the counter for a moment and pulls out a small book, "I don't have much in the way of tech or spare batteries but this book will be a bit more useful to you out there I think, its a field guide with information on useful plants and the like, a travelers best friend when there is trouble with food or even some medicines."

    "We don't have much meat at the moment, but if you would like you can have some dinner with me and the city council tonight, there is usually a bit of meat as well as fresh vegetables to be had, plus I am sure they would like to thank you for the tractor."


    You have a canteen, a bit of food, as well as an old ipod(low charge), headphones, an old watch(dead battery), some cooking supplies, and some small knick-nacks that can be traded away, you got those from your last town.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:47 No.14998930
    "Thank you, sir."

    Doesn't look like there's anything that fits our criteria for nabbing, and free food and shelter is free food and shelter. We'd better rest while we can, but move out tonight afterwards or if something goes awry.

    GameMaster: can we have a battery charger that's we use for the iPod as well? In a world like this without power sockets, we need some way to keep it charged...
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:48 No.14998932
    Alright. I say that we should take what is offered, and also ask about a handkerchief. Also, a writing utensil for annotating the book would be nice and rope is always handy.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:50 No.14998951
    Best offer to do something else (more repairs?) for it too. We have time on our hands, the work's fairly simple, and we should probably keep up the good impression.

    Bit dull here, really. No "garrisons" enforcing curfews, no crazed yokels with shotguns, no minor trinkets to borrow on the way out... Never look a gift horse in the mouth, though.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)02:55 No.14998981

    You offer to do some more work in exchange for some rope, a handkerchief, as well as something to write with. "I'll tell you what, in about an hours time you come back here and help me close up shop for the night and you can have it," Jim says with a grandfatherly smile.

    (and yeah I forgot to put a charger with the ipod when listing items, also what should the name of this quest be?)
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:57 No.14998994
    Well, looks like we've got something good going. Seems like a decent guy, and if it wasn't for that damned panel, we might even think about staying longer...
    >> Anonymous 05/21/11(Sat)02:58 No.14999004
    Vagrant quest?
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)02:59 No.14999009

    works for me
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)03:02 No.14999030

    Thanks for contributing, also here is an email I made for the quest.
    >> GameMaster !!iP8eD9a+CWy 05/21/11(Sat)03:12 No.14999089
    This thread seems to have died, so I will archive it for posterity and future reference and you can expect me again probably Monday around 15:30 server time.


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