(Apologies for the delayed start.)Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Random%20Dimensional%20QuestYou are Nick Trimmers, barber from a creepy medieval utopia that has been gifted with phenomenal cosmic knowledge and power. Hopefully your peasant-brain will figure them out without causing too much damage to yourself or others.At the moment, you are in the pocket dimension known as 'Arsenal', which is a gathering of arms dealers, manufacturers, and clients in a city-sized expo-hall away from the hostile eyes of a larger competitor.With the assistance of your friends here, you've settled in nicely and achieved many of the goals you set out for yourself. Got an apartment, paid Thrickett back, sold shrooms, tripped balls, trimmed a dwarf, got Jana healed and home again, made peace with the sprites, made loose trade/aid deal with sprites, and drummed up business for you freelance barbering.The next few months pass quickly, and you realize during this time that the expanse of mystic knowledge imparted to you seems to have left you with a short burst of enhanced learning, enabling you to pick up a handful of skills in months at a level that would likely take years otherwise.
>>30940572The first part of tonight's thread will be focusing on loose events during the timeskip, and filling out the rest of your skills.Previously stated actions during this time include:Taking clients as a barber, going to them and charging a reasonable flat fee.Seeing what trade you can mange with the sprites.Taking a small amount of sales work on the side, possibly in exchange for training or goods.Tripping with Lialla.First question: Would you like to study the medical teaching of this world that Thrickett practices?Currently you possess what he might describe as primitive paramedic training and basic dentistry.You have 3 'Professional' quality skills slots, 6 amateur slots.You may use a professional slot to upgrade your understanding of both those skills to space-age levels.
>>30940882Can we have a list of what we can learn?
>>30940572Put "Quest" in the subject line, man.
>>30940882As always, feel free to ask any questions you'd like.>>30941354I am working on tracking down a pdf decent list that will fit under the file limit. Though 'just about anything' is technically open, given your location.>>30941479Well shit, had captcha crash out and reloaded the page, I missed refilling in the subject line. Sorry about that.
>>30941479>>30940572Subject was supposed to be:[Quest] Random Dimensional Part 9 - Level Up
Well I had part of a list ready.My computer seems to enjoy bluescreens lately.Rebooting machine, standing by from phone.
Rolled 40>>30942100And I hope you stay. This quest is good, there are little to no problems with it like other quests, like the amount of lesbian protags, you don't have that. You don't have people yelling waifu every second, and you are very competent at running a quest! So I just wanted to say, thank you.
>>30942213Thank you very much! It is good to hear that what audience I have appreciates the quest.
>>30941354Here we go, one hacked-together collection of skill lists from across a few settings.The 3 'pro' slots will tend to get a bonus to the skill, also skills that have a 'Professional' version will automatically be that version (Dancing and Cooking, for example). I'll also be less restrictive with what can be learned with these.The 6 other slots won't receive any bonuses, but choice is relatively open, outside of skills that require serious training.
>>30942755There are a few special training options to appear during the timeskip, I may write them out further if selected:Training with Thrickett, "What do you mean you don't drain the bad blood out?"Upgrade to medical knowledge, less free time.Weapon demos: "So easy even this backwards peasant can do it!"Modern Weapon Proficiency, bruising of ego, public loss of dignity.Combat Training 101.Pay for basic Hand-to-Hand training, costs 1 other skill. Or pay more for advanced and two 'other' slots.Also some.. interludes that may arise..Meeting with Administrator Chase, "Well then, let's talk business.."Meeting with Administrator Anderson, "I hope you don't mind that I let myself in, particularly since you've been letting yourself into _my_ place after all.."
>>30942755Current Skills:Barber, ProfessionalLore: MegaverseLore: MagicBasic MathematicsLanguages: Native plus 5 from any dimensions or worlds.Literacy: Native plus 3 othersAstronomy (apparently having a connection to the cosmos gives you skill in stargazing, who knew?)Apprentice Physick (Great for first-aid, trickier when it gets removing the bad blood).Basic Dentistry.HikingSwimmingProwlWilderness Survival
>>30943417Considering the vast number of options that could be available, on languages I'll ask generalities and fill them in, unless you have something specific in mind.
Rolled 34>>30943188I want to meet with Anderson.But for skills, can we be professional with basic electricity, amateur with computers, and amateur with electric engineer? With an amateur in juryrig, a professional with xenobiology, an amateur on carpentry, and a professional in language, and an amateur in research?
Rolled 87>>30943493OH, forgot one rank amateur. How about salvage?
Rolled 87>>30943493>>30943525Made better list.Basic Electricity: ProfessionalXenobiology: ProfessionalLanguage: ProfessionalComputers: AmateurElectrical Engineer: AmateurJuryrig: AmateurCarpentry: AmateurResearch: AmateurSalvage: AmateurThere. How does that look?
>>30943493>>30943624Basic Electrical can be picked up as an 'Other' skill, and covers basic understanding of electricity and electrical devices. You could repair a toaster without a check, and try mucking about with harder things, like wiring a house or car. Electrical Engineer would be, well, equivalent to a certified electrician that could wire a home with ease and could muck about with advanced electrical systems. Would need to be a 'pro' selection.You already have 5 langauge selections to make, do you want more?Xenology will give you a broad understanding of alien physiology and biology, learning it here would cover a massive array from cross the three galaxies, which may provide enough information to help with unknowns in other dimensions.It can be selected as an 'Other' skill, or as Pro with +10%, however, the main benefit of this skill is in conjunction with a Medical skill, which it negates penalties for working with/on alien species.
Rolled 20>>30944049Hmmm, so what you are saying is I basically still have one more amateur point. Right? So how about medical. And yes, I want more language. Or at least the ability to slowly decipher unknown languages.
Rolled 1>>30944049Xenobiology can stay the same right? If so, it's good.
>>30944049Side note on an odd quirk in the naming of certain skills. Most of the 'Mechanical' skills cover the full range of the subjects' mechanics, not just the purely mechanical ones. Automotive Mechanics covers all the car's aspects from engine to wiring, Mechanical Engineer, in this context, is the catch-all repair and design skill. Sadly, Mechanical Engineer would take an entire character focus, being the key skill of the engineer-type classes.>>30944209It can, I just note that it is of limited use without taking the training with Thrickett.
>>30940572Does this quest involve an extra-dimensional tentacles?
Rolled 44>>30944352Umm, not yet, but we've met satan, some newd water sprites or fairies or something, and we pissed of some people.
>>30942755Jesus wept, mine eyes!Is that, like, 500 skills or something? Who would be this autistic?
Do we have a list of possible dimensions we could explore yet?
Rolled 13>>30944499No, it's called Random Dimension quest. DM rolls on a chart, we go there. It's all random.
>>30943624Electrical EngineerXenobiology +10Language - Just a reminder that Nick has a superpower that let him understand the language of any living person after a couple minutes.Computers - Computer Operation, I presume?Jury-RigCarpentryResearchSalvageLeaves one more occupational choice if you want to stick with those,>>30944352Not yet, but they do exist.>>30944392Less than that, a lot of repeats since I ran around grabbing the skill lists out of stand-alone books.>>30944499>>30944567Yeah, though so far you know how to find:Your homeworld.The sprites' island in a watery dimension.Arsenal.You think you could try opening to that creepy place you only glimpsed into as well. Scary fellow called himself the Lord of Hades, so maybe that's it's name.
Rolled 71>>30944685Oh yeah... no language then. How about these two?Lore: Geomancy & Ley LinesLore: Magic
Rolled 36>>30944685(I almost hope that you can roll lots of things that would, if you wanted to, reference quests. Maybe while flying between dimensions, we can meet Gubbins.)
>>30944766Got you covered there.>>30943417Geomancy & Ley Lines is a specialized study of the flow, places of power, nexuses, and recognizing them. Could have some use, though your innate sense of things and knowledge of how dimensions work does over lap. In fact, if you do take it, I'll give it an extra bump from that knowledge.
>>30944854I am not unwilling to see such things, though I would want permission from the respective runners for that.I'm likely to consider visiting other licenses at well, though generally only small ones that I know well, and even then I'll hesitate.But with 2d100 worth of worlds between the tables that I have, I think I'll be good for awhile.
Rolled 70>>30945067That sounds good.Xenobiology: ProfessionalElectrical Engineer: ProfessionalLore: Magic (Hoping to use the pro point to pick up magic. Can we do that?)Lore: Geomancy & Ley Lines (Can we use the Amateur point for this?)Computers: AmateurJuryrig: AmateurCarpentry: AmateurResearch: AmateurSalvage: Amateur
Rolled 66>>30945203Hmm, where was that table anyway?
>>30945224You already have Lore: Magic above that level.Spells are up next.>>30945249This one? Again, it isn't the only one, just the biggest of the four, so until I get around to editing them into one list, most roll will be on that one, unless I get a repeat or feel like shaking things up.
Rolled 6>>30945402Oh. Hmm. Can we put the pro on leylines and put the amateur in general repair and maintenance?
Rolled 67>>30945402(Hopefully) Last List Revision.Xenobiology: ProfessionalElectrical Engineer: ProfessionalLore: Geomancy & Ley Lines: ProfessionalRepair and Maintenance: AmateurComputers: AmateurJuryrig: AmateurCarpentry: AmateurResearch: AmateurSalvage: Amateur
>>30945573Mostly good, although I did come across one issue as was going over them all, Jury-Rig requires at least Basic Mechanics and Electrical. You've got electrical covered, if you take it at an occupational level I'll just throw in Basic Mechanics.as well.Jury-Rig, as you might guess, is the MacGuyvering specialization of slapping solutions together fast out of what is on hand. They won't last, but that can save your ass.
Rolled 84>>30945763Oh, thank you. Didn't see that mechanics was required.
>>30945763Why are there no social skills? All I could find was public speaking. Also, I want palming on our list somewhere, though more in the feel of legerdemain than theft. Style points are important when conjuring portals.
>>30945791Not your fault, you're just dealing with the skill lists rather than the descriptions.>>30945869No specific social skills in the system, relies primarily on your Mental Affinity and Physical Beauty to invoke trust/intimidate and charm/impress to see how predisposed folk are to what you have to say.Given how he's been played, MA has been assigned as his highest attribute.Held a roll to determine physical appearance, went decently as well.
>>30946016Some skills can replace the rolls given by attributes as well. Seduction can work in place of charm, for example.In another example, I decided that Nick's dedicated professional barber abilities warrants a similar use for invoke trust/intimidate while working on people and dispensing advice.
>>30946097Oh, well that works. What's streetwise do?
>>30946163Knowing how to track down and knowing about illicit things in an urban environment. Recognizing gang markings, drug dealers, and general skill in finding bad things and knowing shady people.
>>30946097Wait, I'm mixing GURPS' seduction in there.But Nick's barbering will continue to be the shave, hair cut, and sage wisdom skill.
Rolled 59>>30945763What do you mean take an occupational level? In what?
>>30946446Alright, replace the amateur juryrig (because impossible) with palming/legerdemain.
>>30946668Sorry, proper name for the 'professional' selections has that work in it, been trying to filter to simpler language.
Rolled 39>>30946744No, I understood that part, but in what? Juryrig? Mechanics? What?
>>30946783Take Jury-Rigging as Occupational skill, receive free Basic Mechanical.
Rolled 38>>30946817Ok, switch juryrig around with the lore.
>>30946840You seem set on juryrig, so can we replace something else with palming?
Alright then, this sound reasonable?Electrical Engineer (Bonus: Advanced Mathematics)Xenobiology +10%Jury-Rig (Bonus: Basic Mechanical)Lore: Geomancy & Ley LinesRepair & MaintenanceComputer OperationCarpentryResearchSalvagePerformance: Legerdemain (Bonus, 'cause why not?)So not taking the upgrade to you medical knowledge or any combat training options? Which is fine, but I just want to make sure you are ok with that.
Rolled 80>>30946978Can we also take the medical training?
>>30946978Barbering covers all the combat we need. Close shaves and all. I'm not sure why we want carpentry, though.>>30947006Maybe we replace that with medical?
Rolled 79>>30947117Huh, I guess. I picked up carpentry because it was something you could do anywhere with trees and make tools and stuff. But sure. Why not replace it.
>>30946978In theory you have been exposed to advanced weapons enough that you at least won't shoot yourself.>>30947006You can take it, but that uses one of the Pro slots.Right now you have a decent first aid skill by modern standards, and some strange ideas regarding extended care.And dentistry with alcohol and pliers, which isn't all that different from modern versions.>>30947117Hmm, a fair point. While the Lords & Ladies forbid weapons or weapons training, you have had quite a bit of razor edge practice.. and your current environment would encourage thinking about that more offensively..Consider yourself to have WP Razor for free with your other old-life skills.
>>30947165So.. Replacing Xenobiology with medical upgrade, and Carpentry with Xenobiology?
Rolled 73>>30947271Umm, sure. (TOO MANY OPTIONS!)
>>30947313Sorry about that.
OCC Skills:Barber, ProfessionalLore: MegaverseLore: MagicBasic MathematicsLanguages: Native plus 5 from any dimensions or worlds.Literacy: Native plus 3 othersAstronomyOCC Related Skills:HikingSwimmingProwlWilderness SurvivalElectrical EngineerJury-RigParamedic (3G)Dentistry, AdvancedWeapon Proficiency: RazorSecondary Skills:Advanced MathematicsBasic MechanicalXenobiology (3G)Lore: Geomancy & Ley LinesRepair & MaintenanceComputer OperationCarpentryResearchSalvagePerformance: Legerdemain
>>30947455General questions on languages:Focus on ones that would prove useful in the Three Galaxies? (the dimension Arsenal is heavily tied to)Focus more on languages from other dimensions?I'll go ahead and recommend Dragonese/Elven as both a spoken and written. You can find out in short order that it is a common language among magic sorts across realities.
>>30947568Basically the big question is, would you prefer to be even more useful as a translator here, or have a smattering of languages that may come up in other dimensions?
>>3094756850/50 split, and yes, dragonese/elven should certainly be on the list, as well as the most common language of traders.
can we get esperanto as a language?
>>30947773Sounds good.Gimmie a second to present a selection.>>30947812Closest locally would be Trade 6.
>>30947861>>30947773Let's say:Dragonese/Elven. Often used by magically inclined races.Demongogian. Often used by supernatural creatures, demons, and devils.Trade Six: Relatively new artificial trade tongue of the Three Galaxies.Trade One: Believed to be one of the languages of the First Race. Three Galaxies.Dwarven. Not commonly used outside of certain races, but very old.(Also have equivalent of Trade Four starting at 50%, seems the base language is related to your native tongue, and is the one Axmel has been talking to you in).Written:Dragonese/ElvenDemongogianDwarvenSound good?
>>30948182Seems fine to me. Can I safely assume that the sprites speak Elven?
>>30948182If Space Esperanto isn't your thing, we can swap in something else for it.Dwarven seemed appropriate with Axmel around.>>30948259They speak Faerie Speak, but Dragonese is close enough that it can be used to communicate with them at only a 10% penalty. Faerie Speak has no written form.
>>30948308Considering the time you spend talking to them during the same period, if you are studying Dragonese as well.. I'm just going to give you Faerie Speak at the same level for free.You are sprite friend.
Now. Let us never speak of skills again.Until we need them at least.I should have made pre-made blocks of choices.I enjoy offering too many selections, it seems.
Going to call a short break while I deal with biological things, like food. Back in a bit.
>>30948617Alright, back again.Sorry again for turning today into numbers and choices quest. I'll make it up to you, I swear it!..and on that note, does anyone have an opinion on spells?Just rough opinions, I'll pull together choices that match up. 5 spells. Most travel options you have locked down already.Most choice revolve around warping space and warping perceptions, couple for expelling demons and wondering Escher paintings comfortably.
>>30948982Space warping. I'd like a pocket of holding, eventually if not now. Wandering Escher paintings also sounds good.
>>30949290Groovy, these can be things.Was worried I'd driven everyone away, sorry about the less-than-exciting thread tonight.
>>30949401What are the perception warping options?Had to finish up and then transit home from work.
>>30949484Alter Perception will serious disorient people, also might deafen or seem to take damage from normal sounds and fluffy bunnies for a couple minutes.Warped Space will disrupt an area in space-bending ways, making seeing and shooting difficult.World Bizarre will temporarily make an area seem to be a tentacled horror-fest, Curse of the World Bizarre will make someone see/feel everything as a tentacled horror-fest for several days(more resilient minds will know it is illusionary, but still will be uncomfortable and unable to tell people apart, weaker minds really get bent out of shape).
>>30949678Warped space seems the most fitting with the other things obtained, or possibly world bizarre. Are they both general area things, or can they be targeted at an individual/group?
>>30949742General area for those two.
>>30949763Right then. World Bizarre seems like it would be more natural to use, given the Horror Utopia background, pick that one up. What does that make our spell list at this point?
Alright, so:Dimensional Pockets sounds like it is a sure bet.Ignore 3-D Constraint- walk on walls, ceilings, whatever.World Bizarre. Turns a 100ft radius area, up to 200 feet away, into an area all but the bravest won't run out of.
>>30949857Looking good. Next, is there anything to help deal with other sorts of environmental hazards? I'd hate to walk into a dimension of fire and get crisped. Anything like scrying or counter-scrying would also be of interest.
>>30949857Other fun suggestions:Applied Effect Manipulation - Increase/decrease effect of momentum, kinetic energy, or gravity on an object or person.Dislocated Perception: See/hear/smell at a distant location. Counts as Seen/Been-to for teleportation targeting.Redirect Damage, send damage to you to someone else instead, has limits on how much it can take.D-Warp, lower level vertigo inducer.Realm of Chaos, take you and your enemies to a showy realm to fight apparitions of their fears.Dimensional Envelope - create dimensional walk-in closet.>>30949913Well, you have Alter Environment, which will alter temp by 50 degrees at current level. Doesn't help as much with fire, but on the upside, typically you should land where there is life. Though fire elementals are alive.Does seem like there should be more.. wait I think I do remember something but I'll need to pull my notes from the first session..
>>30949913About the only kind of 'scrying' you might detect would be people spying of you astrally.
>>30950020Which does me you could project in turn and poke 'em in the eye.
>>30950037*mean...I fixed three typos and still missed one.
>>30950009Do you mean we have Alter Environment already, or we can get it? AEM sounds fun and useful, Dimensional Envelope is right in our area of expertise. So, if we already have Alter Environment, get those two; if not, get it and AEM.
>>30950009Oh shit, forgot to mention Teleport: Lesser, which is a handy way to jump around.
>>30950111Nick enjoys walking, hiking, and running away in panic. There is no need for teleporting.
>>30950095Crap, i never pasted the current spells.I am fail tonight.1st, Alter Environment, Astral Projection, Spatial Senses2nd,3rd, Close Rift4th,5th6th, Dimensional Portal, Re-Open Gateway,7th,8th, Dimensional VortexWe're selecting spells from levels 1-5, only able to take one fifth level one at then moment, but I think we're eyeing other spells more so should be fine.>>30950142Fair enough.>>30949913Also could take Plane Skip, a last minute noping out of a dimensional journey in progress to different random location over the on that you are about to hit.
>>30950159Plane skip is a good idea. So, final list:Dimensional PocketsIgnore 3-D ConstraintWorld BizarreApplied Effect ManipulationPlane Skip.Next level I intend to pick up dimensional envelope and dislocated perception, so don't let me forget about them.
>>30950246Sounds good!Let's see.. I _think_ that is everything now.Thanks for sticking it out and working on changes.
>>30950306Updated character sheet time?
>>30950246Once again, sorry for the slow night.Feels bad, and I've fallen asleep several time while trying to make a proper sentence.And on that sad not, I must wish you a good night, and thank you for your participation.At least this part is out of the way now. Focus on good times next.>>30950341http://pastebin.com/q7T8pqRKJust need to get the %s on there and the special abilities and attributes and should be almost all viewable soon.
>>30950395So many typos. Sigh.Well, you get the idea. Thanks again, and feel free to leave some questions or comments for me to answer when I reawaken,Have a good night.
>>30950395Nick's looking good, soon he will be running an import/export emporium/barber shop with interdimensional clientele. I enjoy long character building things. My party hates me for this. I once spent three weeks building a Deathwatch Marine for a one-shot combat event.
>>30950457G'morning.I'm glad you enjoyed this portion then. I'd been enjoying myself up untilIi started worrying about other not enjoying it.