You are a Hungry creature. You awoke a few hours ago, starving, and have not stopped feeling the need to eat things, even after killing and eating six creatures. With each thing you ate, you gained an aspect of their form, growing stronger.You just finished eating the captain of the ship that picked you up, a hard shelled creature with powerful claws and gained mandibles, which increase your bite force, and let you grip things with your mouth.The radio buzzed, then speaks. It sounds like the bird that was talking to the captain before. "Hey captain, I've found a mess in the ventilation room, you might want to come and see this.""Captain?"
>Previous threads can be found here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Bioweapon%20Quest>Feel free to jump in! It's not a complicated quest, you just have to eat things and not die!>List of current abilities:Body:- Teeth- Mandibles- Spine- Snakelike form- FeathersSensory:- Monochromatic vision- HearingSocial:- Ability to resist beast urges???:- Stinger???:???:>Sometimes you will be called to make a dice roll (usually for killing things). The dice will be a d100, with high being good.
>>25080933It there any way to make this look like a horrible murder instead of whatever we did?If not, hide the body and slink away.
>>25080933Start banging on the radio until it starts projecting our voice, and whisper sweet nothings into it.
>>25080955Hopefully we can turn our stinger into an actual weapon at some point.Though...we just killed the captain...who was no doubt piloting the ship...
>>25081078We should try our non-existent hand at flying the ship. Just spin the wheel and point us in the wrong course, give them something besides us to worry about for at least a little while.
>>25081013There is no body. We ate it.
>>25081013>There isn't really much of a body left. Just a lot of fluids, and small flakes of shell that you can't really pick up with your teeth and mandibles.>>25081039>You currently cannot speak>>25081078>Ahead of the ship, some ways out, you can see a large rock, floating in the dark, cold abyss. You recall the captain saying that you were half an hour out, but that was some time ago...You find your memory of the cable tunnels comes to mind...>picture relatedThere is also another vent in the ceiling. You do not know where it leads.You Bite at the radio, it fizzles and goes quiet.You can hear footsteps heading your way.You are hungry.
>>25081135All of it?We're awesome, they're going to be so confused.
>>25081146Hide, let the person get you to a safer area, then eat him/her once you know you can get more food.
>>25081146Can we crawl into the vent to avoid whatever is coming? Perhaps set an ambush.
>>25081146Hide in the vent, but don't go down it yet. Lurk and observe.
>>25081146hide in the vents and observe future meal(s)
>>25081146Jump into the ceiling vent.
>>25081058>That file nameFucking gold
>>25081146Hide in vent.
>>25081146Hide in the ceiling vent.
You snake around some metal that sticks out of the wall and climb up to the vent. It is covered with a thick metal grille, but your mandibles bite through it with a sharp crunch. You spit the disgusting metal into the vent and slither through the hole. The vent is bare metal, only slightly wider then yourself. Echoing down the vent you can hear a humming noise, occasionally punctuated by a beep.The door below you opens, and you can see a taloned foot on the other side of the doorway."Oh gods, it's happened here too."You hear the sound of fluids hitting metal."We've got to find the others, don't split up."You don't quite have the angle to dive out and through the doorway and bite.
>>25081330Continue to explore vent.
can we make any noises at all?if so can we make a loud wailing noise like we heard in the other ship before the cargo got vented. lets mess with them a bit
>>25081330Lets see if we can find someone before they start grouping up. In the vent.
>>25081330Keep exploring.Maybe try and find a prison hold or something.
>>25081330Lets see where this vent takes us.
Rolled 62>>25081146Oooh, I've been waiting for this. Fun story so far, OP.>Hide in the ceiling vent, then spring upon the unwary prey when it turns its back!>Captcha: Nectar mediaday
>>25081330Keep exploring the vents, looking for a brig, living quarters, even a restroom. Someplace where the prey will be off guard.
Explore vents. Even with our mandibles we can't take two of them.
>>25081330make our way to the closest "?" room
>>25081371Right now they have no idea what we are or how we're moving around. Screwing with them like that would give them clues as to our nature.Nothing we do can inspire greater fear than the shit they imagine to fill the void.
>>25081483>Nothing we do can inspire greater fear than the shit they imagine to fill the void.We could wait for them to kill each other, if we somehow implicate another crew member.
>>25081483 nono, you misunderstand..... i meant try and mimic an emergency siren, like a parrot. make them think something is wrong
>>25081330Do we have a sense of smell? Can we smell prey? If so, try to track down a lone meatbag by scent.
>>25081494Shredded long johns shoved halfway into the incinerator. Lets go John Carpenter on their asses.
>>25081371>You can make a sort of slurpy-sucky noise with your mouth and click your mandibles.You continue down the vent, exploring. You hear one of the delicious creatures behind you enter the cabin you left.After a short distance the vent widens, and in front of you there is a large spinning blade. The whirring noise is loud now, and seems to be mostly caused by the blade.There is a wire grill covering the exit from your tunnel and another few tunnels nearby. You bite through the wire, and enter another tunnel at random.This tunnel ends in a rather large room, with a table in the centre and many seats. There are many metal boxes on the walls. There is a small, wooden door that does not entirely seal off a small adjacent room. Something delicious is somewhere.You hear a scuttling noise approaching the door to this room.
>>25081567Get into a suitable position to pounce from above, just in case the noise approaching is something alone and delicious.
>>25081595I agree with this one.
>>25081595if we eat something try to eat brain first and steal knowledge.
>>25081567Wait and see what it is.
>>25081567Make a slurpy-sucky noise to lure the food into the room.
>>25081595i agree with this
What was the point of getting feathers?
You quickly bite a hole in the opening of the vent, ready to drop down on anything which passes below you, in the centre of the room.The scuttling reaches the door, and the door opens. A Crab, as you now know their species stands there, carrying two metal things in it's claws."Joe, are you in the loo?" it says to the room at large, clicks punctuating it's speech.You make a slurpy-sucky noise, trying to lure the creature closer."Oh, that sounds nasty. My cooking's not that bad, is it?"The thick shelled lobster enters the room, and walks towards the smaller door.
>>25081688Solent movement. We're a two meter long snake thing, wobbling around in metal vents.>Capcha: eloodid the
Rolled 69>>25081735Silent*>>25081726Go for the underbelly or mouth!
>>25081696>>25081717Makes sense but personally I would have gone the "Hard-to-Kill" route, vastly more entertaining that way.
No one else following it? Good. Soup is on.
>>25081726Try and lure it closer, maybe mimic a call for help like what we undoubtadly heard from our previous meals then pounce when chef!crab gets close.
>>25081755we have no vocal cords.
>>25081726Rape him to death with your stinger.
Rolled 32>>25081726Burrow into it's mind. Kill, kill, kill!
>>25081760then make a noise like someone falling over, see if that brings chef!crab over
>>25081751>>25081755Both of these,Lure it closer with what sounds we can make, hopefully it will look up and we can drop down into it's mouth. I doubt we can bite through it's shell.
Rolled 1>>25081726Slip down stealthily to try and ambush the creature as soon as it's facing away from us. Rolling for stealth.Also, don't take the average of rolls because they'll tend towards 50. I'd pick a random one.
>>25081726and walks towards the smaller door, passing beneath you. You could drop down onto it's armored back now.>Getting cut off, sorry.
Rolled 97>>25081792Drop on back, and crack it open using our new mandibles.
time to eat.
>>25081726Eat the brain's memory center. find out were they keep to the test animals
Rolled 52>>25081787That feeling when I can't roll for shit.
>>25081802Clearly this is the way to go.
>>25081792>Bite hole in carapace>Hang onto carapace with mandibles>Use stinger on hole>???>Profit!
>>25081833wear it's skin?
Rolled 9>>25081792Drop down behind once it passes, and go for that delectable soft underbelly.
>>25081789But please don't take the average. They'll usually be mediocre. Convergence of random variables bro. You could even roll a dice yourself to pick which one to use.
>>25081891>>25081789>>25081726Take the average.Just doing the best one can be shit too.
Rolled 60>>25081789(taking somthing from evil alein hand book)drool on his head and wait for him to look up, then attack his face, utilise stinger if possible
Rolled 100>>25081789(taking somthing from evil alein hand book)drool on his head and wait for him to look up, then attack his face, utilise stinger if possible
>>25081925I don't mean taking the best, just taking ONE random variable, not an average of many. He can roll to decide which one to use. Or we get this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convergence_of_random_variables.
>>25081954I think we know what to do.
As the crab passes underneath you and slids one of the metal devices it was holding into the side room, underneath the thin door. You drop down onto it's head, biting your mandibles into it's thick carapace on it's head.>nat1And right before you land, it shifts it's head and bats you out of the way with it's antennae. You land mouthfirst on the thing's back, causing you great pain, and startling it.It turns around and sees you, solid eyes taking in your feathers and teeth.Then it's free claw swings towards you, trying to snip you in half!>roll 1d100 - taking the 3rd roll.
>>25081954utilize stinger to suck out delicious memory filled cerebral fluid.
>>25082044that will do anon, that will do.
Rolled 46>>25082025Slip around his oncoming claw and start putting our fancy new mandibles to good useFind something that looks painful to have bitten and start chewing
Rolled 73>>25082025roll off its back to avoid death claw, while gearing up to eat your way into its frilly tail
>>25082080The nat 1 came first, well before the nat 100.
Stop rolling. He's taking the third one, remember?
>>25082088This.OP was probably already halfway through his post before the nat 100 anyways.
Rolled 18>>25082082 i know....think face hugger...with feathers......
>>25082080>You got the nat 1 well before you got the nat 100>>25082044>86The thing grabs you in it's pincers, but before it can crush you you bite into the joints of it's claw. Your mandibles break right through the weak layers of carapace and crush it, leaving the thing's claw dangling open uselessly.It shakes it's arm and flips you onto the floor. The metal device in it's other hand points towards you, lying on the ground next to it. You recall that the humans on the other ship were holding these when you got hurt...>action?>roll 1d100 - taking the first even number.
Rolled 82>>25082186Rape n sting
Rolled 55>>25082186Zip under it and burrow upwards through it's leg joints!
Rolled 55>>25082186Well lets do this reverse chest burster style. Leap for its heart.
Rolled 5>>25082186the face! go for the face! prioritizing the eyes
Rolled 26>>25082186attack the frilly tail, eat it from the inside out.
Rolled 94>>25082186>>25082226Dayum son. Nice!
>>25082226Dese rolls man,Dese rolls.
>>25082226Looks like we're whipping our dick out.
Fuckin' stingers, man. Fuckin' stingers.
>>25082226We need to give him more description than just, "Rape". Come on bro.
>>25082278>Action is by consensus, roll determines success.>no consensus appears to have been reached.
Rolled 48>>25082226lets, jump up on him bit his shoulder disabling his last working arm, then face hugger the shit out of this crustacean
>>25082299It's the same thing in this case, for us.
Rolled 35>>25082186Crush it's leg with mandibles before it has a chance to pick up the metal thing.
>>25082289for raping it's basically fucking them with our stinger.Aim for the reproductive organs and stab as many times as you can.
>>25082289Eat him, eat him good.
You slide underneath the creature as bursts of light and heat burn the deck where you were. The creature lets off some wordless cry.You bite and tear at it's softer undertail, tearing into it's frills and small legs and it makes pained noises.Then you position your stinger above some of the holes you have bitten into it and jab away wildly until you release your venom into it's body. Your bestial desire to sting things falls away quickly. The creature jabs at you with it's pointed legs, kicking you off and away from itself. It lowers it's phaser and shoots at you! It burns! You are in great pain! You are bleeding!
Rolled 11>>25082392die satisfied
>>25082392Just eat him already!Why are we even messing around this this joker? He should be dead by now.
>>25082392>you release your venom into it's bodyhnnnnnnnnnnhhhhg
>>25082392dive the fuck back in and kill it.!
Rolled 76>>25082392Bite fatally while avoiding the gun or die trying.
Rolled 98>>25082392>>25082417This!Bite into the crab! Devour its DELICIOUS CRAB MEAT.
Rolled 65>>25082392time to finish it. Go for a vulnerable bit.
Rolled 33>>25082392Attack it's weak point for massive damage!
Rolled 42>>25082392Dash back for the undertail and eat our way inside him! Use the already punctured areas for quicker access to his delicious innards.
>>25082500What would you rather do, whiner?
>>25082521We were just shot. My reaction wouldn't be to charge and die pointlessly.Our strengths lie in stealth. That's why we've chosen traits to enhance our stealth thus far.
>>25082500>>25082521He wants to treat it to dinner and a movie, and then gently bed it afterwards.
>>25082565Okay, say we try to run. He'll just shoot at us anyway, and we'll be in an even worse position. Closer is better.
>>25082565Well it probably takes as much energy to bite off the other appendage as it does to slither away.I'm sticking with die satisfied, though.
You slide as fast as you can towards the thing, snaking from side to side, another burst of heat catches your tail, shearing the end of it off! You are in extreme pain!You slip between it's stabbing legs and bite into it's underbelly. This time you waste no time and eat your way into it's soft innards as it struggles to pull you out with it's broken claw. Your venom appears to have had no effect. You eat deeper, and soon enough you reach it's heart, and it stops struggling.You begin eating it from the inside out.Your strength grows:>Legs - It's armored legs looked conveniant for getting around>Frilly things - While shorter and slower, it would be quieter to travel with many, smaller, limbs>Amored chitin(INCOMPATIBLE WITH FEATHERS) - A tough exoskeleton will make you harder to damage>Other: (____)Your tail writhes on the floor in front of you, flopping about wildly. Your stump has healed over, but you are now much shorter, having lost a quarter of your length.
>>25082676Frilly things - While shorter and slower, it would be quieter to travel with many, smaller, limbs
>>25082676Chitin. Ditch the feathers, they've been pretty useless and don't protect us. With Chitin we won't be dying so easily.
Rolled 59lets see what the other is
Rolled 15>>25082676Legs, we're not as long and so not as tall when trying to get up into vents or escaping. Plus armored legs can also be used as weapons.
>>25082699I say get chitin and legs if we can.Also eat our tail, leave nothing behind.
Rolled 83>>25082676>OtherCan we take his voice? I want to be able to imitate their voices to trick their comrades!
Rolled 78>>25082676other (prehensile claw-like tail)
Rolled 27>>25082676Speaking ability, so that we can mimic sounds.
>>25082721Chitin. BECOME A TANK.We'll be able to resist bullets and brutally slaughter. Fuck this running around in vents, I want to eviscerate.
>>25082676>Amored chitin(OVERRIDE) - A tough exoskeleton will make you harder to damage
>>25082748second, also lets eat the tail....dont let them know where here
>>25082676chitin! and take his vocal cords if possible
>>25082676ARMORED LEGSMAYBE CHITIN IF THE VOTES ARE CLOSE
>The votes seem tied, so perhaps some more information will help...>Chitin will make you harder to crush and stab, but you will be a little bit less flexible, and slower. Also you lose the feathers>Legs are hard and sharp, can be used as weapons. Limbs are needed before claws/digits/pincers are possible. You can move faster with legs then by slithering, but you will make more noise.>Taking the creature's voice is an option. You will be able to speak with a crab accent, and you gain his personal voice.
>>25082852nvm>>25082676>mandible claws for moving, eating, grabbing and stabbing!
I vote the legs.
>>25082970in that case reverting to legs, noise will intimidate them, and we can always simply wait for someone without moving
>>25082970legs...we dont have the length we had before, jumping will be reduced
>>25082970Voice! We'll lure people into traps and then eat them! Then we can get legs!
>>25082970Can we please have simple mandibles and no legs?pic related>>25082975They're basically face legs, no articulation there.also we stay stealthy.
>>25082970Apparently legs is what we're doing.
>>25082975>>25083065>You already have mandibles. You don't have a lower jaw, however.
Still casting my vote for legs.
Oh before we move on don't forget to eat our severed tail. Don't want to leave anything that can be used to track us behind.
Gotta be able to speak son
You feel your sides split, and four armored legs sprout out from your sides. The front pair are longer and thicker and the rear pair are small and weak. You walk around experimentally and find that you mostly pull yourself with your front legs. You have trouble jumping.You walk over to your tail, leg points giving off soft tick noises when they land, and spike it with your new legs. They're not sharp, but they're certainly not blunt either. You gobble down the tail, as it continues to twist and spasm.You hear heavy footsteps outside the door.
>>25083099ohBody:- Teeth- MandiblesMy bad
Right, back to the vent, try to get to the corridor leading to this room so we can ambush him from behind.
>>25083156Wait in front of the door and when it opens slam into what opened it.Prepare to feast upon them.
Go back to the vent corridor and find a way to get behind them
>>25083156Awesome. Back into the vents, and prepare to face the new delicious bag of meat.
>>25083179Hide behind a box.
>>25083185I'm worried we might be dealing with someone in armor. Heavy footsteps doesn't sound like crablegs. Plus we are still pretty squishy verse energy weapons.
get into the vent
>>25083210The thing is the vent was on the ceiling and now we can't jump as well.So it's better to attack them head on and get them head on while we have the change.
>we have trouble jumpingwhat have you guys done to us while I was away
CHARGE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS
>>25083156Hide under a box or just to the side of the door if there's nothing to hide in. When he sees the bloodstain, click our way under him and eat our way up.
get behind a box>>25083260
>>25083268>You could never jump, you just sort of coiled at things, and fell on them where possible.The vent is high above you in the roof. You climb up on top of the stack of metal boxes and reach out towards the grating.The footsteps get closer; you can hear scuttling following whatever is making them.>Roll 1d100 to escape! - taking the second odd roll.
>>25083196Enough vents, we should hide in a toilet.Maybe trashcan.Anyway hide instead of vents again.
>>25083268I kinda agree I thought we were going for the stealthy go around that vents stinging people with neurotoxin type of character not that big hulking brute
Rolled 2>>25083308Rollin thunder
Rolled 31>>25083308Roll to escape.
>>25083308We can do this!
>>25083360Go go power rangers!
Rolled 10>>25083308Saint Peter protect this not stealthy piece of crap
>>25083325Things change, Anon.
>>25083156Hide, get ready to drop down on them.
>>25083432and now we die for it
>>25083456>stealthy cargo holdOP and the dice are making it interesting and challenging, doesn't matter what we pick so much.
>>25083425Our only choice now is to charzard.
>>25083497you can continue to say that to our grave y'all dug for us
>>25083526'Twas not we who dug the grave,but the crab man.
>>25083379>31You manage to hook your leg into the grating and pull yourself out, off the boxes and hang from the grate. It feels unsteady, but as the door begins to open you have to hurry into the ventilation shaft. You get up, but dislodge the grate, and it falls with a loud clang. You slip off into the ventilation system as fast as you can.You arrive at the spinning blade again. There are many other passages, each of them, and the room you are in, are made of the same thin metal and have a bare empty feel. Undelicious metal. You might be able to get past the blade, somehow. You hear voices echoing from behind you.
>>25083503I don't think Charzarding will work well against the da lazer beams of death and pain.
>>25083535Stab the middle with our leg!
Can we survive the vacuum of space?
Rolled 53>>25083535Listen to the voices. We can understand them now, so let's know what they know.
Rolled 81>>25083535Use the spinning blade to propel yourself at high speed, devastating your prey.
>>25083535can we hear what the voices are saying?
>>25083584Yes I agree that we should listen. Can we also study the vents a bit more? Maybe the fan has a weak point.
>>25083535Try to break the fan with our armored leg and if that fails explore some more.
>>25083579>To an extent. For long periods without Eating you will need to hibernate, and might begin to lose evolutions.>>25083618>They are too far away and your ears are only average. You could go back.
>>25083635No, we are loud with our legs and will alert them. Don't try to break the fan, it'll just chop our legs off. Can we go another direction?
Rolled 80>>25083599the craziest ideas always work
>>25083635I seeWe should damage the ship to an extent where the crew would have to dock to a larger space station.
>>25083599YES, SHOOT US OUT OF THE VENT LIKE A CANNON.
Rolled 20>>25083635Let's go back, and listen to the voices, while remaining fully inside the vent. You know, sneaky-like.
>>25083635Let's go to town and buy a bag of flour.
>>25083673Our legs are blunt, not soft.
You pull your legs inside your feathery coat, and slide back towards the voices."-thing on this ship, and I want it found. You two, stick togther. You're with me. Do NOT lose sight of each other. I'll turn off the autopilot and we can land once we kill the thing."The footsteps and scuttling leave the room below you. You think you heard at least three voices in the room.
>>25083760We can't take them, and now they are on high alert. I recommend we try to sabotage the ship. Can we go back to the noisy room and break whatever was in there?
>>25083760Get back to the bridge and destroy all the controls.
>>25083760Go to the cockpit to watch them turn off the autopilot and control the ship. You'll probably need to learn how later for dire situations
>>25083760Follow the commanding one? We have to eat teh captain.
>>25083760well its simple, we have to stop him from turning off the auto pilot, other wise were screw'd. i vote for back to the bridge, if were fast enough we can set up a trap
Rolled 11>>25083787seconding this and also rollin
>>25083790>>25083787>>25083785Second, bite the wires.>finallyThen we can use the fan to our advantage.
no, we don't want to destroy those controls. One of the things we want to do is get off this ship after we eat everyone. A better idea would be to eat the guy who knows what he is doing then set our destination ourself.
>>25083787Don'y do that!>TFW we destroy life support/turn it off
>>25083816This,unless they're all crab men we should be able to get both, if we're lucky enough we can drop down from the ceiling and shove our front legs into their brains simultaneously with no struggle.
>>25083760We can't let them kill the autopilot. Go back to the controls, and wait there.
The noisy room... What's in there? Maybe it controls the fan. Go there and sabotage. Don't sabotage the controls though.>>25083831
Rolled 60>>25083831Dice are fun!Rolling for wire biting affect.
>>25083880But why? Do you not want to go to a planet to consume freely?
>>25083880Seconding this, It's vital that we not end up dead-in-the-water.
>>25083787I like it!>>25083904>>25083831Really there is no need to roll unless it is asked for.
Don't roll until we've reached consensus it is pointless.
Rolled 14>>25083915b-but muh dice
>>25083870We can live in the vacuum of space. The only loss would be that we can't eat the dead corpses. We would have to wait until they're weakened from lack of oxygen and then act quickly.
You crawl back through the ventilation shafts to the cockpit. Unfortunately, due to the roundabout route you have to take past the fan, the creatures get there before you. You see the bird-thing raise one of it's feet and flip a switch on the control panel. Everything seems to shudder slightly."That thing's in the ventilation, we'll meet the others there."You are beginning to get a hang of the layout of the ship...>>25083888Indeed, the fan appears to be inside the noisy machine in the noisy room. You were in the same place from the other side.
>>25083938Yea but if the ship is just stuck in space because we fucked it up it's game overrr
drop on the more armored foe. Bite its neck. Then spring at the bird man.
>>25083939kill the bird, take it's wings/talons
>>25083939go into the cockpit and switch on the switch the creature just switched off
>>25083939Flip the switch back once they leave
>>25083939The hell're you drawin this stuff on? Chalkboard?
>>25083974then>>25083967Because wings are kickass.
>>25084005Looks like it.
>>25083939wait for them to leave, flip the switch, and then break the console so they can't change it back. Make our way to the other side and head toward the noisy room.
>>25084022Don't break the console that's stupid. If the bird is alone, kill the bird and flip the switch back, then head to noisy room to sabotage. If it's not alone, head to noisy room and sabotage.
>>25083966seconded. we don't want them to group up.
>>25083984>>25083984hehThis one!Any other changes when they flipped it OP?
You wait for the creatures to leave, then drop down from the vent with a soft noise. You walk over to the control panel, and flip the switch back with your mandibles. The ship shudders again, very slightly. Then you bite the switch off, making it very hard to toggle.The metal asteroid in the viewport grows closer. You can see many lights, and all sorts of flashing lights. In some places you can see silhouettes of figures walking past windows. It all looks delicious.>[end of thread]
Rolled 24>>25084127You gonna archive it, OP?
>>25084127Now wait in the vents and at the first sight of bird man bite his fucking head off
>>25084127>End of threadFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU I came too late...
>I felt today was less awesome then previous, but am unsure as to why. Do you have any comments or critiques?>Did the maps help or hinder?>I feel too much time was spent deciding which upgrade to take, would it be better to rush through that, and take a more lenient approach to consensus in order to get more eating in?>>25084005It's pen on an orange notepad, inverted in mspaint.>>25084144I am not so good with the archive...
>>25084127When does it look like the next one will be, OP?
>>25084174>Probably Friday, three days from now.>My twitter is @solartopee and you can find updates posted there.
Rolled 67>>25084168Honestly, I think the problem here is that we have the 'stinger', and [s]that it has no mandibles[/s] that people keep wanting to use it on everything, knowing damn well what it actually is.
>>25084168>Do you have any comments or critiques?I liked the way you handled the rolls, third even etc.>Did the maps help or hinder?Maps were fine.>I feel too much time was spent deciding which upgrade to take, would it be better to rush through that, and take a more lenient approach to consensus in order to get more eating in?Maybe add a tad bit more detail in the initial explanation of the upgrade, so that the ups & downs of them are more clearly defined, so less questions are asked and a consensus can be reached more quickly.
>>25084168I was late, but we got legs which is awesome. It seemed like it didn't last too long, so that may be the main reasonThe maps are great help, if a little messy.We got unlucky with the decision thing. That is, tied twice.
>>25084168Wait, I missed it?Aww...
>>25084269Also strictly state which upgrades we can take so we can just vote instead of inventing new ones.Great series!
>>25084269This, particularly the last bit.
>>25084247Yeah, the stinger shit is starting to get really annoying.
>>25084311>>25084269>I am a bit torn, because I want to allow you to gain many of any number of upgrades from a creature, but don't want to present too many options at once, or else the vote tends to tie. However if I list only a few choices, then there are large amounts of potential upgrades you do not even see.>For example, the crabs have: legs, frills, carapace, colour vision, claws, mandibles, size, antennae, memories, voice, skills and numerous other upgrades, some dependant on others, and some available at any time.>I think I shall try to pick a few key options, but potential upgrades should be discussed, so I know which ones to let you choose from.>Is that a fair medium?
>>25084400That's the problem with voting, sadly, is that we can't have all the options or it ties up.Best thing to do is try to read the crowd I guess.
>>25084392>>25084247>>25084285>Would it help if I said that I'm not so attached to the quest as to not kill you off if you continue trying to 'sting' creatures that are trying to kill you? You already lost a good portion of your length that way.
Rolled 76>>25084168>I am not so good with the archive...Learn how to use it.I don't feel like archiving the thing every time it shows up.
>>25084452But see, that's where the trolls come in demanding that we fuck things.Seriously guys, quit it. We can do that to things that are at our mercy.
>>25084400Roll to determine which features are available from a table on a per-race basis or something along those lines.
>>25084486That takes away the fun of being able to build our weapon.
>>25084520Can we all agree, as the people sticking with this thread, to stop fucking things that are trying to kill us?I'd really rather this didn't end with a whimper.
>>25084520It would add to the challenge and be conducive to quick decisions. What's wrong with it taking more effort to obtain the features we want?
>>25084486You could even build a sort of talent tree for each monster type in your head.Crabs give: Carapace, Mandibles, LegsBird things give: Wings, Feathers, etcWe could also gain biomass every 3 or so feedings.Upgrades in general could be a bit more streamlined. The choice goes down but the quality goes up. Making things up on the fly will always be a bit worse than if you had planned it out.
>>25084452>>25084472Sadly, no, because people will still demand it, to ruin the fun. Now, if you said you would disallow that unless it was actually -feasible-... I wouldn't mind that terribly.
>>25084571This.Fucking, this. Don't let us die because idiots get here first.
>>25084571>>25084550>>25084611I fully support this.
Pick out what the creature had, OP. Then number them. Roll a dice four times, and put down what you get.We'll choose from that random batch of options. Make sure to have some description, as you did near the end, to make a general consensus easier.Makes the options more random, and still lets us customize our little man-eater.
>>25084640Btw, are we still calling it "Delicious"?I was rather fond of that pet name, shit weasel aside.
>>25084640Also, as a suggestion for how to handle upgrades- I like the vote system with a bunch of options, but I wouldn't ever suggest putting "Other" Unless you know we have an idea. That would probably tie us up.If you say we can think up our own, however, and someone posts one, then people might get behind that.P.S Let's name fag it up in this thread.
>Alright, thanks for the feedback, guys. I'll take it on board, and I think I have some more ideas to streamline things and make the quest run better.>>25084671>>Let's name fag it up>Let's really really not.>This is meant to be an inclusive quest, where anyone can join at any time, look at the list of upgrades and the situation we're in and give good input.
>>25084569Another way would be to show basic traits of creatures when you first encounter them and reveal more as the shit weasel becomes more familiar with it (has gained some traits). For every trait gained another is revealedFor example:CrabCarapaceLegs (---> Frills)Mandibles (--->vocal cords--->voice)Mind (basic intelligence --> general knowledge(e.g. language) --->individual knowledge=skills)Unlocked after having absorbed three traits:Sensors (Color Vision, antennae)Size upgrade
Fuck, I missed the quest by napping...
>>25084716If you say so OP. I don't think /tg/ is as full of insight as you seem to hope, though.
>>25084640Agree on this.>>25084668And this.
>>25084716If you're still as uneasy about this quest as you were when you started it-- don't be. You're doing very well so far and it's been a fun ride.Cheers, mate. Cya in a few days.
>>25084748And this. :PTotally honest, I've been enjoying it so far.
>>25084716>>Let's name fag it up>Let's really really not.Yeah, namefag circlejerks have killed quests (And other /tg/ projects) before.
>>25084730>There already is a rather large evolution tech tree scribbled out already, but it's you-centric, not thing-you're-eating-centric.>>25084738>Oh, right, I forgot to say. On friday I'll try to run a bit later, perhaps with a lunch break in the middle so I can recharge and have a second wind.>>25084747>>25084668>I don't like the term 'Shit Weasel' so much, because you don't yet have the ability to control people by sticking yourself up their butts. Maybe later, though.
>>25084785Really? Weird...I didn't know that. But fair enough.
>>25084799Assign each item in the tech tree to a race. Bam.
>>25084799Yeah, I wasn't very fond of it myself either. It's silly, but when the one anon recommended we call ourselves "Delicious"....Depends on other anons, though. Or we remain nameless...? Any ideas?
>>25084824It causes things to stagnate and discourages new people from joining. And if there's ever an argument among the jerkers, the entire thing goes up in flames due to no one else giving a shit.
>>25084799Oh, OP, is there like a while brain tree we have to start before we can do computer shit, or whatever?
>>25084799>>25084838No no, I was agreeing with 'Delicious', at least in an OOC manner. Although now we've tasted ourselves, so we could make an IC judgement on that? I dunno.I gotta hit the sack. Fun thread, OP.
>>25084845Huh...man, /tg/ can be worse then I thought.I see the reason though, yet shall remain as a namefag. I like it.
>>25084832Well, not each item. Think of each race as having one or two unique drops. Like, their gimmick. So one race might spit acid, another might be armored. I think his plan is fine if he already has a tech tree scribbled.
>>25084864Well, originally we only took one vote at a time and only hungered. Our mind wasn't developed.Then we sunk out teeth into humie-flesh and the world opened up to us. More votes were allowed.So I figure we're simple brained so far, but... /tg/ meta-hivemind.
>>25084877The (possible only) good thing about 4chan is that each post is judged not by the reputation of the user but by it's content. Anonymity is the better part of this place.
>>25084895Well I just mean that each item should be placed with a race that makes sense to inherit the feature from, with features like language, mind, or voice being much more general.
>>25084902He stated earlier that the creature is as intelligent as /tg/ is. It might not have the ability to do certain things (operate bridge controls, talk.) but it's as sapient as humans.
>>25084864>It would be something like: Reading -> knowledge computers -> knowledge spaceships>I'll add it in.>>25084902>Your 'intellegence' won't grow, but the list of things you can comprehend and do and know about will. For example, throwing things accurately, reading or speaking are just not things your brain knows how to do. But you can still make decisions and mimic people flicking switches easily.>>25084824>You can take a name if you really want to... but I will never rank you higher then an anonymous voter.>>25084877>>25084838>As an aside, your tail was not Delicious.>Also, you don't yet have a sense of taste. But that's kind of unrelated.>I gotta go do work stuff. I'll read the rest of the thread later.>G'night devourlings!
>>25082970dose crab accent mean zoidberg?
>>25084884/tg/ is a lot better than most boards, but we're not perfect.Human traits show through more when anonymity is involved. Namefaging it up is okay, but the other anon is right in saying it kills threads. When everyone is named, it scares off the nameless. It's what's special about 4chan. We're all equal because we have no name. When you take a name, you declare yourself to the nameless and claim importance. Hence why OP's okay, but... It's not as good when other people do it.
>>25084838What do we call our-self?We are a shadowWe are death incarnateWe show no mercyWe are Gluttony
>>25084946>I'll never rank you higher then any anonWhat? No that wasn't why I suggested it at all. I'm no more important then anyone else that's interested in the thread.I just thought names were cool.
I think next thread we should focus on becoming more powerful, and get chitin or some sort of armor and more offensive and defensive traits. We won't survive long being squishy.Limbs too, and with them CLAWS!
>>25085045We were being stealthy, but the more we grow the harder that will be.I agree. We shall be a tank.
>>25084992Don't fret. There was at least one quester who decided to take namefags more seriously. Despite this being highly unusual behaviour people now fear that namefags will take over quests. I wouldn't mind them if I were you.