Hello, and welcome back, to MACHINE CIVILIZATION: the fifthening.Here's a link to the last thread, http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/36776918/SummaryWe finally shut down all of the gnoll rebellions and get that magic program going. We now have gnolls working in a mine not in base camp and some Borg spell casters to charm them.Our resources6 mining bots (still to be deployed due to gnoll tensions)2 constructor bots4 recon bots, 3 spell casting gnoll Borgs, one humanoid scout bot with scanner.5 combat drones (two in centaur form with ballistae, one self loading)10 gnolls with 2 days until they have to be fed, 100 units of metal each day.1800 units of metalA dwindling heap of crystals due to failed attempts to integrate them into weaponry.BuildingsOne smithery with mounted metal crossbow on roofOne lab with magical energy dispenser to power robots in the local region with technically infinite power.One wizard tower with wizard stuff and books insideOne dungeon mine with an exhausted iron and crystal seam and some currently banished chaos monster activity.One mine with an "airlock" to trade rations for materials with the gnollsTwo towers, one at the shacks, one at the gnoll settlement, both connected to the base by underground tunnels that go under the bases trench surrounding it. Both have auto loading crossbows stationed on top.
>>36795414When the last thread was up, calcium mentioned something about harpy migration, then he vanished. I don't know when he'll be back, so I'll try to do it justice.As usual, we have the bag round event of gaining 100 metal each day until the gnolls exhaust the mine. We also have harpy breeding now. Once the swarm arrives, about 10 harpies, every other day, their population will double.Things to keep in mind, harpies like shinies, harpies can fly, harpies have very sharp claws and talons, harpies are frail, and harpies breed, well, like harpies.
>>36795450I'll be back in 8 hours, I'm leaving this thread to any node who didn't get a chance to GM last time to GM today.Rolling for days until harpies arrive.
Rolled 6 (1d10)This is how many days we have until the swarm arrives
>>36795486Rolled 8 (1d24)And that's how many hours I will be gone.
The Calcium is back, with gr8 new story that will include harpies. Will bump till new thought nodes arrive
The robo-wizzards are real
thought nodes connect plsCaptcha: but what if i am robot?
>>36797683>Leaving us last night
>>36797843What would be your orders anon?
>>36797875Scan for another mineral deposit. It's a crime the miner bots aren't working. Keep them escorted.Still don't see why they can't mine with the gnolls, supervised.Did we finish Pegasus? Build another if we did.
Rolled 20, 14 = 34 (2d20)>>36797955The Hermes starts to roam around our land, scanning everything he can trying to find new iron deposit.Meanwhile Hephaestus' picks up old blueprints of Pegasus and starts a new project
>>36798010From the original description I get it's something like this, though with ballistas instead of cannons.
>>36798010The Hermes easily picks the signals of iron from beneath from the ground. The new vein is located at the waterfall, that a great news as we can defend it by our towers. It's a big vein.Meanwhile at our base both Hephaestus' finished new Pegasus, shinny steed for our great robots (-150 iron = 1650 iron left)
>>36798111Our robots can mount Pegasus and it has auto-balistas
>>36798101The day has finished, Gnolls are a bit angry about sitting in mine, though they are still alive. We only left food for gnoll on one more day.Our towers had picked some signals about harpies and that they will arrive aprox. 7 days from now
>>36798123We should build the assembly factory we discussed. It would be able to queue orders more efficiently and leave Hephaestus units only to research, repairs and prototype building. Should enlarge and strengthen our perimeter with better walls as well. Iron reinforced walls instead of rocks.
>>36798189Right.. we should probably wait with defenses and obtain biomass for the meatbags.
>>36798192I forgot to say, but we already build assembly line in last thread. Yet they can build only 2 jitsu-borgs at time(one job)
Rolled 9, 12 = 21 (2d20)>>36798210The sun rises as Hephaestus' are start to build new defense lines, who knows how they will improve it?Meanwhile our pack of hunters (gnollbots) with Hermes arrive to da woods in search for meatbags primary food - stupid meatbags
>>367982631/2Knowledge is the strongest weapon, as Hephaestus' know our enemy - harpies, they start to improve our walls, rocks are still primal material but we now have tons of iron, so Hephaestus' reinforced outer walls with iron and build walking perimetr on top of walls, filled with huge spikes that will stop harpies from landing on them and 4 balistas, to finish this they used 400 iron(1750 -400 = 1350 iron). Thanks to quick drills our mining bots finally reached iron vein and will start to produce metal.
>>367983602/2 tomorrow.Meanwhile our hunting party found group of stupid meatbags ( as gnolls call them, deers) that were eating grass peacefully, they never new what hit them, as 4 swift arrows pierced they hearts . Now we have food for 6 day
We can use the harpies as a renewable food source, we lure them with some shiny crystals and fug them up.
>>36798659We might do it, but they will arrive in big pack, estimated 120-160 harpies. Any orders, Thought node ?
>>36798699Research for some new weapons.Get herpes and knotbots to scout the northern settlement area we dug up from that brain.
Going to work. Make it a good read.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>36798768>herpes and knotbotskekWe would like to send Hermes to scout there, but we think he wont be able to get there and back with current energy cells we have. We can of course research solar panels for that purpose. The Hephaestus at lab starts to experiment, what we will get
>>36798699I'd argue the need to research better ranged weapons. Or perhaps defensive ones. Hm. Balistas take too long to fire, and harpies are agile. A faster loading ranged weapon would dramatically increase the chance of an attack connecting. Alternatively harpies must seek melee engagement to present a threat. An active defense strategy may also grant benefits. Running a powerful current of electricity over the platform's body would stun and shock harpies, throwing them to the ground when they attack, granting a window of opportunity to finish any would be attacker.Two types of research I can hypothesize.
>>36798833Hephaestus brings old blueprints of thing he couldn't build earlier, but now with some much time and metal he can. After connecting small pump to a metal tube he manages to press air into really high pressure and after release tube starts to blow air at high speed, maybe we can somehow weaponize high speed air? Second project he called thunderstorm. He connects long, agile highly conductive coil to power cell, It can burn using electricity, good thing robots are immune to it, mostly.Chose one:"Air-soft tube bows">The pump sucks air and then lunches small metal object through the tube, works as bow, but faster."Electrical whips">Through metal whip or long coil runs high power electricity that can burn and stun meatbags
>>36798997Oh dear. I'll suggest the electrical project. Maybe we can refine it further in the future for longer range purposes. Though it would probably require an immense power source.
>>36798997We should also use the assembly factory to good use this cycle and build more drones.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>36799139We can build jitsu-borgs, they are good and assembly line can create 2 of them. For other robots it needs improvement>>36799119So be it, electrical whips are now in our list
>>36799180The first day that assembly line was used at it's full power, Hephaestus with no problems builds 2 extra jitsu-borgs, thanks to electrical research of second Hephaestus they are now armed with swords and 2 meter long whips (1350 + 100 + 6*25 - 110*2 - 50 = 1330 iron)
>>36799255Now no metal armor will defend you from them, it will only help to burn your insides. But it has one flaw, they cannot overuse it or else they will lose too much power and will shutdown
HUD updateOur resources6 mining bots (still to be deployed due to gnoll tensions)2 constructor bots4 recon bots (3 spell casting gnoll Borgs, one humanoid scout bot with scanner).8 combat drones ( 4 jitsu borgs(two bots with power whips), 1x fightan bot with void spear, 1x Big borg with sword, shield and small crossbow, 1x Centurion with balista,2x in centaur form with ballistae, one self loading)10 gnolls with 6 days until they have to be fed, 250 units of metal each day.1330 units of metalA dwindling heap of crystals due to failed attempts to integrate them into weaponry.BuildingsOne smithery with mounted metal crossbow on roofOne lab with magical energy dispenser to power robots in the local region with technically infinite power.One Assembly line they can create 2 jitsu-robots and need improvement to build more other robotsOne wizard tower with wizard stuff and books insideOne dungeon mine with an exhausted iron and crystal seam and some currently banished chaos monster activity.One mine with an "airlock" to trade rations for materials with the gnollsOne mine near the waterfall with 6 miningbots working thereTwo towers, one at the shacks, one near the gnoll settlement, both connected to the base by underground tunnels that go under the bases trench surrounding it. Both have auto loading crossbows stationed on top.The wall reinforced with iron and 4 balistas on top of walking perimeter defended with iron spikes from outside
>>367993606 mining bots (have their own mine 150/day)*10 gnolls with 6 days until they have to be fed, can dug 100/day9 combat drones*
Thought nodes, you're here?
thought nodes, plz come back.
>>36800387Thread's dead bro
>>36799661I am present.
>>36800642yeah! Your will, my robotic hands
>>36800655Develop electronic weaponry, e.g. Shields discharging electricity, ballista bolts firing charges of electricity through their target.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>36800700Order receivedCalculating RNGInitiating "Zeus" protocol
>>36800738I have changed designation to fit momentary circumstance
>>36800738The work in assembly line is giant, not only Hephaestus' work now, but every free robot is working on new type of arrows, Electrical arrow- the iron head and hollow shaft were micro-capacitor and power cell is located. After long work we created arrows worth 500 iron, all balistas,crossbows and bows can now use electrical arrows
>>36800868Even though most of robots work on electrical arrows in assembly line, we still have spare robots for other purposes. What shall we do, the harpies will arrive in 5 days
>>36800919Construct an automatic ballista atop a tower in the centre of town, capable of firing continuously for several shots
>>36801009All high points in our base already have at least one balista(we have 5 balistas at city), wizzard tower is located at gnoll settlment
>>36801097Construct a tower.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>36801134Order receivedCalculating RNGInitiating tower construction
>>36801191Because all Hephaestus' type robots are in assembly line our gnoll robots were trying to build a tower, of course they failed miserably. Construction fallen after they build first 2 meters of it. The pieces that were flying around damaged 2 gnoll borgs and now we need to clean the base from metal lying everywhere
>>36801291Unfortunate, current defenses should repulse harpy attackers, though undefensible robotics should hide underground as of the last day before the harpy attack. Net throwing defenses may also be necessary, stunning and capturing harpies work correctly.
>>36801407Day unknown 4 days before harpie reach our baseResources1080 iron , 5 days of foodAwaiting your orders
>>36801530Construct/ fortify a/the wall around the town, building with the inevitable build up of rock from the mines
>>36801553The walls are heavily fortified with iron bars, and have iron walking perimeter on it with 4 balistas, how should we improve it?
>>36801530Construct sharpened poles placed into the ground high enough and plentiful enough to keep the harpies from diving and wrecking our shit.
>>36801593The addition of net throwers, preferably infused with a jolt of electricity to bring down things it hits.
>>36801607>>36801617Orders receivedCalculating RNGInitiating spikes construction and network of nets
Rolled 17, 13 = 30 (2d20)>>36801677RNG failure Rebooting
Could we arm the gnolls? We could charm them to not revolt and kill us all and focus their attention on the harpies. We could let them eat the harpies they kill, and it would give them a change of scene and an outlet for their violent enrgies
Okay guys, I am back, sort of. I have exams and I don't think I'll be able to GM for you guys. I will be able to pop in now and then and cast orders to keep threads from going dead, but I can't keep up with the pace of GMing. Also, in three days, I will be gone for ten days for winter break, and won't be able to input at all. However, after that, I should be able to start GMing again.
>>36801947Please respond to this post so I know you got the message about not being able to contribute for a while, I won't be dead, just busy and away. If you don't see it until the thread archives, acknowledge this post in the opening post of the next thread. Thanks so much, and don't forget to archive the threads so I can catch up when I get back.
>>36802057Don't worry Node 00This thread is archived herehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/36795414/
Did calcium disappear like last nigh? Caaaaalciiiiuuuuum! Wheeere aaaaaaare youuuu?
Okay, I'm back just to write that i'll probably won't be able to GM tomorrow at all. I have plans for Harpies "event" I just don't want to spoil it for you. If only I could write private message to 00 about that Harpies migration and all aspects of it as I see, in the event that 00 will be GM when Harpies will arrive
>>36802343I've been checking back on here to see if you replied. I'm not sure u want to put out my email on 4chan, not even tg, this being 4chan and all.If you have a tv tropes account, you can PM me. My handle on tropes is magnificentophat
>>36802379Bumping to get calcium a attention to see if he has a troper account
>>36802461Bump again, plz respond calcium
>>36802273Mystical disappear of me? Not today.But actually I will go to sleep in 30 minutes or so>>36801703The Hephaestus build several big spears and giant iron net and old leather, where small round metal plates with spike on it is connected with several other plates by leather, then he and Hermes placed the net on top of the lab, stretching it on all other building and nailing it down at the walls, then cut a hole where slithery is. While it will stop most Harpies from foolish attack, he still placed on top of each building metal spear. Now we are sure defended from air attack >>36802379It really depends if you will GM tomorrow
>>36802528I'll be able to put up a post tomorrow morning and see if I can ask the other nodes if they want to GM. However, exams start the day after tomorrow. So no, I won't be able to GM. But if you do have a troper handle, then that might be useful for future coordination, unless you don't want it taken over by spam.
>>36802594I never knew TV tropes had account system, but I sometimes visit TV trope
>>36802632Yeah, it has an account system, it's for putting up and editing pages.If it's too much of a bother to make one just for exchanging secret GM notes, that's okay. And it doesn't have to be just this thread, if you feel like co GMing some other thread in the future, well...
>>36802671I always liked /tg/ style games. Even thought I never played D&D nor other tabletop games, the only games related to /tg/ I ever play are SS13 and DF. So GMing for me here is something special. And yeah, I will create one
>>36802744Don't forget to post the handle here, seeing as I won't be able to GM tomorrow, feel no need to share secret harpy plans, unless I'll be back before you, I'll be back in 13 days from now, America time, I have no idea which times ones people live in, except that one anon said he lived in a Europe time sone
>>36802995If your having tech troubles, I also am a redditfag, but you might not, considering the tensions between reddit and 4chan
>>36803025I'm ledittor too. But now I need to sleep, tomorrow I think I have a test, maybe
>>36803323Cool, I'll make a post tomorrow, inform the other nodes of the situation, and then be gone for 13 days more or less.
>>36803358Cool, I'll make a post tomorrow informing the other nodes of the situation. My reddit username is the same as my troper
>>36803379Whoops, wasn't aware the first post sent