Welcome to Genre Shift! Here, you control a poorly drawn human as he stumbles across time and space, from genre to genre.What you missed last time:>Gained some sweet loot from the prison armory>Accidentally shifted into the Life-Sim Genre >Without Aria or Hadrian>Met and conversed with an alternate reality version of ourselves.>We bought a home base area on a cliff named "THOR'S BLUFF">Shifted back to JRPG Genre and are now on the run from the guards after escaping from the prison.Previous Thread:(404: Check the archives)Archives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=genre+shiftQuick Recap:http://pastebin.com/AjHCD9U4will update soon Eventually**Shitposting Discord Channel:https://discord.gg/011dUdhj71abaACxDIf the link is dead and you want to join, just ask me to refresh it
>>254525You, Aria and Hadrian all stare into the flames of the fire as you attempt to recite a story to them from memory. You can't really remember all the words however and get it kinda mixed up. Something about a dude sittingin the sun and everything melting. Hadrian doesn't look pleased.Everyone decides to turn in for the night soon afterwards. Hadrian volunteers to take first watch.
Hi QM, I missed you.Previous thread is 404ed but still archived on 4chan for a few days :>>209097(thisisnotatrueending sucks on mobile, some anons may want the link.)
>>254565You are too kind, Anon. Thank you.Hadrian wakes you up soon enough and you take over second shift of the watch. Nothing eventful happens and although you consider waking Aria for her turn, you let her sleep.Early the next morning you three are back to hitchhiking. A carriage soon rolls by and comes to a stop next to you.The Driver is sitting inside the carriage, out of sight. A voice drifts out of the wagon.>"Need a lifft?"
>>254653Yes, do it. Nothing could possibly go wrong! Go! Gogogo!
>>254653As long as they're heading some semblance of "north", hell yes we're looking for a ride.
>>254814>>254884>"Climb right on in back"The three of you climb into the back of the wagon. It's rather cramped in here, but you make it work.>"Where are you ffine travelers headed?"That's slightly odd. The voice sounds like it's coming from outside the wagon now.Hadrian speaks up before you get a chance to."Just northward please. We're traveling to a village South-East of the Frozen Wastes">"Close to the Ffrozen Wastes, eh? I'm not heading that quite that far north, but I'd be glad to take you partway ffor a small ffee."
>>254989What's our benefactor's asking price, and would they be willing to take service in trade for payment?
>>254989Happy to see you OP :)>>254993Seconding
>>254989What's with the double f's?
>>255259We'll probably find that out in due course, and asking will probably be rude as hell.
>>254993>>255185Sorry for the wait.The voice calls from outside the wagon>"The ffee will be Ffiffty Copper Crows to the head. Is this ffair enough?"This is a currency you aren't familiar with. A quick look around and you can see a look of confusion on Aria and Hadrian's faces as well. Plus all your money was with your equipment.All the cash you have on you is 5 Simoleons."Will you take services as compensation?"The voice remains silent, contemplating for a bit before speaking up.>"These services may be less than... ethical. But I shall except them iff you shall provide them..."Aria looks a bit worried about this.">Are these agreeable terms?"
>>255445The alternative is staying in a city where two of us are wanted for murder and escaping a prison, and undoubtedly the other is now wanted for aiding and abetting. We'll all be hunted here, and probably put to death since we can't be trusted to stay put in our cell(s).The terms are acceptable.
>>255445Are they sexual services? Accept anyway.
>>255462>>255468You can hear people approaching in the distance. Yelling."-ver here! I think I found 'em!"The voice hisses at you>"Quickly, your answer?"You feel extremely put on the spot as both Aria and Hadrian look at you."Fine, just get us out of here!"The voice grins. you don't even know how this is possible>"And to the north we go. One hundred and Ffiffty Copper Crows is your debt."A strange yellow net cascades around each of you as the cart rushes off at an unusually fast pace.The netting fades from view but you can still feel a chill under your skin.You're kinda stuck in back here for now while the cart bounces around. What would you like to do or talk about. There are 2 barrels, a large crate and numerous burlap sacks back here with you..
>>255539bond with aria and meditate
>>255539Ask what the net thing is all about, and for details about what we'll be expected to do to pay this crow thing debt.
>Post yfw endgame is that You're final genre you encounter is the job simulator, and you must work for 8 hours a day, 9-5 Office Job with un godly repetition, making the word "Shift" in the title a constant reminder of what was to be foreshadowed.
>>255646This. Don't forget to work on seducing Hadrian.
>>255812Hadrian is pure and not for lewds.>>255539That said, look into the barrels, crate and sacks. Quietly.
>>255539Oh no we made a deal with a snake demon! Ask him if hes a snake demon
Starting in a few. Try not to contract Dysentery.
>>255646>>257019You decide to meditate to pass the time. Hadrian still looks peeved, however, so you switch over to Aria's bench. While you felt uncomfortably cramped next to Hadrian, the closeness between you and Aria is nice.You close your mind off to the bouncing of the cart and the sounds of the pursuit.Your mind slips back to recall the various friends and foes you've encountered.You are shaken out of your thoughts when the cart rolls to a stop.What type of village did we roll into?Examples: Fishing Village, Mining village, etc.
>>257502Seconding Werewolves! Peasants of course.
>>257502Werewolf village with dogs
>>257585>This guy.Missed you, Don Patch>>257476The Voice tells you to step out, he has your first assignment ready.The three of you hop out and look around. Looks like an abandoned military outpost. From the looks of it, it housed at least one Horse unit.The big building appears to be lit with candlelight, but the dancing shadows make it impossible to discern any creature's movements.>"These are the remnants off Ffort Ironhammer. You are to eliminate any squatters and to report back to me. Your payment shall be 10 Copper Crows to the kill."Night is fast approaching and the carriage begins to move off. Its oddly quiet from the outside. A black whistle materializes in the air in front of you.>"Blow this when you are ffinished here"The wagon soon disappears from view.Hadrian looks slightly apprehensive."Fort Ironhammer was overrun by a pack of Werewolves a few months ago. A few of my buddies were stationed here..." he trails off.Aria, not meaning to be rude picks up where he left off."But tonight it's a New Moon so we shouldn't have to worry about any werewolves."She also looks anxious, but for a different reason. You doubt she would take eliminating innocents very well.What would you like to do?There is a deserted stable with a few barrels and the large log fort building. Behind you is a small well for gathering water and beyond that is the path that you came from.
>>257626Loot the stable for anything usable, then operate the well bucket mechanism to check if the water is still clean
>>257626Go into the building and murder everyone you seeyou only need to kill 15 people anyway
>>257626Check if the werewolf rumors are true. If you go inside and see soldiers maybe the post is filled with deserters instead of 'overrun'. If there is civilians... this will be tricky
>>257636You send Aria and Hadrian to check out the barrels and crate. They find a bit of preserved food and some spices.You head over to the well to check the town's water supply.You crank the bucket up and you can feel the weight of the bucket on the rope.Instead of a nice batch of fresh water, you are greeted with a pile of bones sitting in murky brown liquid.This surprises you and you let go of the crank, the bucket falls as the rope unravels.Roll a 1d10. 1-5 = Negative result6-9 = Neutral result10 = Positive resultSorry for no color this time
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>257684
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>257691saving private anon
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>257697You failed
>>257691>>257697>>257724Good Job anons.The splash at the bottom of the well is rather loud and attracts some unwanted attention back from the path to the south.Roll for Random encounter.
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>257817heere we goo
>>257826Are you fucking serious
>>257860noi'm fucking hilarious
>>257626<3>>257817>>257691>>257826>>257724>>257697Rolling level: Jara
I need to wait until I get home in about an hour and a half before my next update. I need to double-check some things on my home computer before I post the pic.
>>257929Okie, we can wait.
>>257929No trouble OP, loving these.Is there still no way to bring back ghostbro?
>>257969That's why we're headed north to the Frozen Wastes. Rumors are that there is a shaman hermit out in these parts that has transport us to hell
>>257996that can* transport us to hell
>>257996Oh good, thought we were just going to hell to get holy.
>>258024That's the one place that we have been guaranteed to NOT be able to find Holy.
>>257903Im glad to have my werewolves. It was meant to be
>>258149don't ahh... don't expect too much in the ways of artistic talent here.
realised that it has been 4 threads since we've had a character sheet. Redoing them real quick
>>258187Oh I will love you no matter how it turns out.
>>258187Eh, you've been shit at everything else too and no one's mindedjk OP you're all good
Hadrian Char Sheet
Aria Char Sheet
Fabio's Char Sheet.Looks like you've Leveled Up recently.You have a skill point to distribute.Unarmed Affinity: Unarmed Strikes deal 20% bonus damage. You may take this skill up to 20 times.Intensive Training: Choose a stat. +1.5 to that stat. You may take this skill as many times as you like.
>>2585011.5 to strength
>>258501Intensive Training: Strength.We seriously might be about to die if we don't.
>>258510I agree with this since our one attack we did was useless.
>>258501Actually, can we take some kind of stunning strike as a monk attack? Too lazy to think of specifics myself right now.
>>258529More skills will unlock as we level up.for right now these are the two available.Looks like Intensive Training: Str wins. Working on the next pic.
>>258529palm strike, stacking strikes causes an unavoidable stun
>>258543This is really good and im totally not stealing it or anything for the next skill update
>>258512What about this guy?
>>258568He sucks dick for a living. Gloryhole 9 they call him.
>>258580I'll have you know he won competitions!
Welp, you guys asked for werewolves. Pls kill it fast. It hurts to draw and look atFabio and Hadrian both have initiative I've the werewolf, but Aria is too slow.Assign an action for Fabio and Hadrian.>Attack>Skill>Magic>Other
>>258664Hadrian uses double sheild bash
>>258664Fabio: Other; Hug it to death.Hadrian: Other; turn into a rolling pin wheel of shields.
>>258664Fabio: OtherHold action until Aria can act, prepare to cast Ray of Frost against a fireball to create an antipode blast.Hadrian: SkillDefender to prevent either Aria or Fabio falling before they can combine spells.
>>258664fabio: other: Distract the werewolf with your supermodel skillshadrian: skill: shields upZE WALLaria: magic: put the furry on fire
Anyone wanna second one of the options? I'm starting to get to the amount of options where i don't wanna just ignore some of them.
>>258731I second all of them.
>>258707Ill second this
The werewolf is stunned. Which of Aria's fire spells would you like to cast?
>>258988great balls of fire
>>258988Have her push the werewolf down the well while it's stunned
>>258988The Giant Swinging Rooster of Justice.>>259017Also this.
>>259019Maybe hadrian should do that with one of his sheilds while the wolf is on fire
Lazy updates abound!Hadrian and Fabio can que up actions again!Stunning with your supermodel powers won't work again though.Done for the night. Sorry about slow updates. Still trying to get back in the swing of things and I was distracted.
>>259166SHIELD BASH wolfie down the welllike >>259033suggested.Fabio basic attackAria more fireballs if it doesnt fall down
>>259166Recommending >>258689 again
>>259166Let's spare it.
>>259205Nah. Foreballs DOWN the well so it cant put itself out once it's stuck
1/3Fabio and Hadrian launch a Duo Attack!Hadrian rushes forward, Duel-Shields up while Fabio is close behind.Fabio leaps over and connects a good 4 hit combo on the werewolf. Hadrian shield bashes him back before he can retaliate.
2/3>>260462It seems that the attacks weren't enough to stagger the beast. Hadrian falls back into defender position awaiting the coming attack.The werewolf lunges at you, but Hadrian is ready and absorbs the blow. It looks like it deals a decent amount of damage considering your friend is wielding TWO shields and is equipped with full plate armor.
3/3>>260468Aria's turn. Cast another fireball or use a different spell?Hadrian is no longer in defender stance and you doubt your flesh will hold up to the claws as well as Hadrian's armor did.
>>260472Fireball limit break!
>>260472Imbue Flames on Hadrian's shields.
Updooting soon. Sorry for wait.
1/3>>260479Aria, realising that one neither her nor Fabio would likely survive an attack by the alpha werewolf, decides to tap into her inner power reserves and limit break. This is an incredibly dangerous tactic though, and she's putting herself in danger to help you.
2/3>>260590You and Hadrian both shield your eyes from a brilliant flash of light and an intense heat.When you open them, the werewolf is gone, replaced by a burning pile of furs.>Holy shit Aria, that was awes-You look over at her and she isn't doing too hot.She completely drained her mana reserves and cast the remainder from her hit points.It looks like she won't be much use should another fight break out.You don't even have any healing spells or items.You scoop her up and move her into the stables next to the barrels and crate. You find some fabric and throw it on top of a pile of hay for her to rest up on.
3/3>>260595On the bright side, everyone leveled up! You leveled up three times technically.You have two wizard skills and a monk skill to allocate. Aria and Hadrian also have one class specific skill point.I'll repost a skills list shortly. In the meantime, feel free to suggest spells or skills for all characters
>>260602Fuck, I made an error. For Aria and Hadrian I only added 1200 exp instead of 1500. Pretend that Aria is at 2100exp and Hadrian is at 2250
>>260595Give aria some of the preserved food we found,that should restore some health or mana or both
>>260602I want Hadrian to have a sheild throw like Captain America.Aria simply is rewarded a feat to not cripple herself after limit break moves, but will still need to recover mana. But it will not take effect until after she recovers from this one.Fabio... needs a spellfist move
>>260662I agree with sheild throws, but Aria needs a real move. Maybe fireball is upgraded to flaming skulls?
>>260662Give Aria a passive skill that let's get recover mana over time. We should get a special monk skill that let's us infuse our punches with our wizard element. Dual classing should offer something like that.
You skim through your Ice wizard handbook and find what a level 5 ice wizard can use.Nothing new has actually unlocked.You are disappointed.Ray of Frost: Range-Close Send a Ray of freezing cold to target location. 40 ManaFrozen Cloak: Range-Self Cloak yourself in armor of ice and snow. Extra defence. Expends 2 mana Per secondIce Shards: Range-Medium Sends a few icicles(Number increasing with level) flying in target direction 50 manaBlizzard: Range-Far Creates a blizzard which slows everything and everyone not resistant to cold. Duration-2 minutes 90 manaFrostbite: Range-Touch Parts of the opponent are frozen solid on contact, dealing massive damage and potentially shatering that part. 100 manaImbue Ice: Range-Touch Target weapon(including fist) is imbued with the element of Ice dealing bonus cold damage. Expends 4 mana per secondIce Blades: Range-Self Create Large swords of ice for your use. 85 manaPillar of Ice: Range-Medium Shoots a giant Icicle out of the ground after a short delay. Enemies hit take massive damage. 150 manaIce Affinity: Passive Skill- Ice Spells cost 10% less to cast. You may take this skill up to 4 times.Wand Affinity: Magics preformed with a wand are 30% Stronger. You may take this skill up to 5 times.Below these are a bunch of other spells in runes you cant quite understand. These must be spells for wizards higher than Level 5Spoiler: A few mana costs have been rebalanced. I shouldn't need to change them again, but it's a possibility.You check your monk skill bookA few new skills are available!Unarmed Affinity: Unarmed Strikes deal 20% bonus damage. You may take this skill up to 20 times.Meditaion: You may choose to meditate to recover Health by using mana.Environmental Fist: Unarmed strike that causes double damage if an opponent is knocked into an obstacle.Intensive Training: Choose a stat. +1.5 to that stat. You may take this skill as many times as you like.Flurry of Blows: Doubles the amount of attacks you make this turn. This skill may be upgraded at level 10 and 20 for x4 and x8 attacks.Palm Strike: Repeated Palm Strikes on an opponent gain an increasing chance to stun. Stuns are stackable, but the StrikeStack resets with each time a stun is successful. 20 mana +20 for every subsequent strike.Aria/Hadrian to follow.
>>260716Check the spell list that just went up. Imbue ice and Frostbite are both touch range spells that have effects similar to what you're looking for.
>>260743So we can imbue our fists?
>>260738points in:Imbue IceIce affinityPalm Strike
>>260789I second this. We already have a few ranged spells, so it's time to make monk more useful. Also we still have a stat point to allocate? I say put that in strength.
Aria's available spellsRay of Fire: Range-Close Send small bolt of fire at target location. 40 ManaIncendiary Cloak: Range-Self Cloak yourself in armor of Heat and Fire. Extra offense. Expends 4 mana Per secondFire Missiles: Range-Medium Sends a few missiles(Number increasing with level) flying in target direction 50 manaIncendiary Cloud: Range-Far Creates a cloud of burning smoke which slows and damages everything and everyone not resistant to fire. Also decreases vision for all. Duration-2 minutes 90 manaBurning Hands: Range-Touch Parts of the opponent are charred on contact, dealing massive damage and potentially melting/turning that part to ash. 100 manaImbue Fire: Range-Touch Target weapon(including fist) is imbued with the element of Fire dealing bonus damage. Expends 4 mana per secondBlade of Flame: Range-Self Create Large swords of Fire for your use. 85 manaLava Surge: Range-Medium Shoots a giant pillar of lava out of the ground after a short delay. Enemies hit take massive damage. 150 manaFireball: Range-Medium Shoots a large ball of flames at Target area. 40 ManaFireball II: Range-Medium Shoots a larger ball of flames at Target area for greater damage. 100 ManaFire Affinity: Passive Skill- Fire Spells cost 10% less to cast. You may take this skill up to 4 times.Wand Affinity: Magics preformed with a wand are 30% Stronger. You may take this skill up to 5 times.
>>260750Yes >>260789I probably should have put a check mark next to imbue ice and the other skills we have points in. We already have imbue ice so choose another skill. Choose one for Aria also.
>>260789>>260817>>260820okay putting the fabio point in training strand arias point into wand affinity
Hadrian's options:Shield bash: Bash target with shield for moderate damage. Chance to stagger. 25 ManaDual-Wielded Shields: A skill unique to the Stonewall Clan, this skill allows the dual wielding of shields. Can be upgraded at level 20 to Tri-wielded Shields.Defender: Choose an ally. Absorb all damage that would have been directed at them once. Taking another action dispels this effect. I know this kinda happened differently in the battle. I handled it poorly then and am tweaking it slightly.Shield-Combat Affinity: Shields do 20% more damage in melee combat. You may take this skill up to 20 times.Half as effective while dual-wielding.Shielding Affinity: Shields block 20% more damage. You may take this skill up to 10 times. Half as effective while dual-wielding. Penalty is dispelled upon reaching Shielding Affinity Rank 10Shield Throw: Throw a shield at Target opponent for moderate damage. Shields must be manually recovered. May be upgraded to Shield Boomerang at level 15.If you have any other write ins I'd be glad to hear them. Sorry for the repeated walls of text. I'll throw these all in pastebins when I get home.
>>260877dual-shield spin attack, does low damage but has chance to knock the target further back in the attack que
>>260877Obviously he should get Dual Wield Shields.
>>261064He already has: Dual-Wielded ShieldsDefenderShield BashShield-Combat Affinity 1And Shielding Affinity 1I listed them for the sake of convenience, I'll label it better on the pastebins
>>260602>two wizard skills and a monk skillI thought it was the other way around? I thought he leveled up as a monk twice and as a wizard once. He was a level 3 monk and a level 4 wizard, right?
>>260877Mirror shield: any projectile gets reflected at the attacker for this turn
>>261138OK, so it's only 1 and it's been a really long day already and (insert 20 other lame excuses).You are correct.
>>261157Then I say we do flurry of blows, intensive training in strength, and pillar of ice (which seems like a safe option against bosses considering our earlier mana boost and whatever it was that reduces the mana that we use for attacks)
>>261176Ice affinity, right
Also, I say wand affinity for Aria and Sheilding Affinity for Hadrian
Palm Strike, Intensive training: str, and I guess Blizzard for FabioWand affinity for Aria>>260891 This for Hadrian
So, intensive training in strength is definitely going to be a thing, right? And we have one other intensive training in strength from before, right? So that makes our attack 6?
OK so here come the updated Char sheets. I haven't been able to draw much at work today, so I've been doing filler-y stuff in the meantime. I went with shield throw for Hadrian this time because it got seconded ages ago, but the Shield-Whirlwind thing will be available next time.
>>261255If you see any errors Lynch me let me know so it's fixed next time I post these.You feed Aria some of the preserved food that you found earlier. While it restores a bit of HP, it does nothing for her mana reserves.At least she isn't on the verge of death anymore.
>>261260The party now consists of you and Hadrian. You are standing in the stables with Aria wrapped up in her resting area. It looks like she needs some time to recover so you and Hadrian hide her away behind the barrels and crate.You have the main fort to the north, the hills to the east, forest and what looks like a lake to the west, and the forest trail you came from to the south. The lights in the fort are extinguished now, but nothing else has changed.>What would we like to do?
>>261265Look for supplies in the various houses.
>>261265We may as well check out the main fort. If there's squatters there that aren't immediately hostile, maybe we can ask them about this whole "copper crows" thing.
>>261283I agree. We don't have to be immediately hostile.
>>261307Especially with a missing party member
>>261283>>261307 Someone Roll a 1d1001-10: Hostile Soldiers (equal to 1+half the roll rounded up)11-20: Wounded Soldiers21-25: Loot!26-30: Stray Dog31-40: Hostile Skels41-45: Skel Jazz Band46-50: Better Loot!51-60: Hostile Zambs61-70: Non-Hostile Soldiers71-80: Non-Hostile Refugees81-85: Band of Thieves86-90: Dead Soldiers 91-99: Group of Children100: GHOSTBRO returns briefly with an important message
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>261341k
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>261341Praise kek.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>261341rolling for the fun of it
Zambs are confirmed, but I'm driving home at the moment.
>>261341Man, if I had rolled a 100, we could have used our wizard powers to give ghostbro some ice to take back with him.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>261341>>261387Rolling for a reroll.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>261569Rolling for a reroll of a reroll.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>261572Rolling for face.
>>261581I have dishonoured my family.
>>261572Home now, sorry for the wait.
>>261591Hey, it's my image. Weback OP
>>261591Nice, right as I check in on the quest.
I just thought it'd be interesting to check the math on the 25 1's in a row real quickYou have a 0.0000000298023224% chance of rolling 25 '1's in a row on a 1d2. You probably have a better chance of being attacked by a shark, struck by lightning, and winning the lottery at the same time.
>>261624What was this from?
>>261630Neat. Who was QM for that?
>>261652Can't remember what his name was. He had to take a break cuz family issues or something, he's not running any at the moment.I'll try to dig up the archives
>>261652>>261656It's a wild ride, enjoyhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Jara%20and%20the%20Valley%20of%20Secrets
>>261659Man, OP could learn a few things from this guy. If Aria looked like that, I wouldn't consider her worse than dirt.
>>261652SomeQM_Guy was the host
>>261665;_; Just picked up a drawing tablet because i was bored. Dicking around with it. Probably gonna update one more time on phone and then practice with tablet for a while
>>261680Dont listen to him you made a few good ones of Aria already
Just pretend this is in black and white if the coloring is too shitty for you. Too hyped to try this tablet out.You leave Aria and head towards the fort with Hadrian.The door is locked but Hadrian doesn't really care. With a swift kick, the door falls inwards.Groans from all directions tell you this might now have been the best plan.
>>261783Throw the round sheild
>>261783use the flying saucer shield
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>261783
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>261956let's do it like this
>>261783Let's freeze the floor while that shield is thrown. Gotta unbalance all them zombs, since they have shitty Dex as it is.
>>261950changing this vote to >>262385
Pulling overtime at work. I'll draw something up when I get home for the next thread, but if it gets too late I might just wait for tomorrow.
>>266027Oh wow, we already hit 72 hours
>>266303boss is in today, will have to wait until later in workday or until after work to start a new thread