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Your name is Barnaby Campbell and you're having a hell of a time so far today. It started like most days in your life. Get up, go to Winslow, get the shit kicked out of you for speaking "like some sort of rich fuck or something." Get what little shit is left kicked out of you for not paying your dues to Declan (head of the school's little Empire problem) and then scurry around out of sight while you try to avoid any other mishaps for the rest of the day.
Unfortunately your premier hiding spot (the roof) appears to have been taken already by a particularly sad looking girl from the year below you, so that's out.
What on earth was your plan?

>>You went and hid in one of the bathroom stalls whenever not in class, risky due to their isolation, but none of your tormentors have classes on the top floor so if you go in those you should be safe. +1 Agility
>>Stick within earshot of the teacher's lounge, shouting for help might make you look bad but it's better than the alternative.+1 Int
>>Fuck it, strength in numbers. Plus the roof usually works. +1 Cha
>>You have a spotless record, good grades and a pocket knife. Plus your tormentors have known gang affiliations. If you spin it as self defence you should get off with a couple days suspension at most. +1 Will
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Just before anyone posts I should probably state that these next few choices will mostly be character creation. after this starting bit I'll be able to take write-ins and have a some longer posts.
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>>2522505
>>Stick within earshot of the teacher's lounge, shouting for help might make you look bad but it's better than the alternative.+1 Int
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>>2522505
>>Fuck it, strength in numbers. Plus the roof usually works. +1 Cha
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>>2522505
>Teachers lounge
Can the first thing we do be move away to another city so we don't interact with any canon characters?
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>>2522505
>>Fuck it, strength in numbers. Plus the roof usually works. +1 Cha

Though I agree with >>2522505 in that I'd rather have our own adventure. Not like we won't be there for the big threats anyway.
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>>2522564
If you have a plan for that and people vote for it then sure, but it will most likely be difficult. Being a sixteen year old.
make no mistake however, this is your adventure. it's just a bit easier to write for me if there are already some villains to play around with rather than having to come up with too many OCs with new power sets and stuff.

also we'll need a tie breaker.
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>>2522505
Let's go to the teacher's lounge
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>>2522505
>Declan
Haha. My name pops up in a Worm quest, of all things.
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>>2522598
and we have three votes for the clever option.
writing.
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Hiding from Declan and his thugs is always an option, but the problem with that is what happens when he finds you. Staying near the teachers was far less risky and much easier than picking a good enough hiding spot.
And so that's precisely what you did for the day, Luckily you didn't have to do it all the time, just when Declan was out of class, and having memorised his schedule a few weeks ago, it's easy enough to follow Mr Gladly around during lunch and shoot the shit. He's one of those teachers that tries really hard to be "cool", but he is actually pretty easy to talk with once you establish a higher level of communication.
He's still a bit awkward though.

Eventually the abattoir of the mind that is Winslow High opens it's gates, bringing forth a new set of problems for you. It's almost four o'clock. Father is home, and most likely not sober enough to be nice. You'd much prefer if he worked days instead of nights.

Guess it's time to?
>>go to your usual haunt, the old chemical plant near the docks. It shut down a while ago and the Hobo's are too scared to live in it. You've set up an old couch there, and it has power so you can charge your phone and use the 4G to shitpost.
>>Take a walk down the boardwalk. maybe see some superheroes on patrol.
>>Wander through the ship graveyard, you found some of L33T's old tinkertech scrap there once and sold it for almost a hundred bucks.
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>>2522619
you now have +1 Int that's a bonus on all int related checks.
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>>2522619
>>Wander through the ship graveyard, you found some of L33T's old tinkertech scrap there once and sold it for almost a hundred bucks.
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>>2522619
>>Take a walk down the boardwalk. maybe see some superheroes on patrol.
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>>2522619

>>Take a walk down the boardwalk. maybe see some superheroes on patrol.
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>>2522626
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>>2522626
Supporting
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three votes for graveyard trawling, writing now
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>>2522690
Just curious but do you have a power set picked out already or will we have some options?
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From where you are now, it's easy to say that perhaps coming here was a poor choice. Hindsight is twenty twenty and all that. Perhaps entering the one part of the city frequented by all three major gangs was a silly idea, perhaps it would have been better to chill out somewhere or just go home.
The gentleman currently dragging you by the legs into what appears to be a rather ghetto operating room says something kind of like that, or at least you assume he does given that your ears don't seem to work alongside the rest of your body.
Sedatives are a bitch.

And now for a history lesson, or perhaps local politics. The ABB or Azn Bad Boys, are one of the three major gangs in the city of Brockton Bay. They are led by two parahumans, Lung and Oni Lee both of which are hideously powerful in their own special ways. They mostly make their money, at least according to a documentary you watched some time ago, through the selling of Heroin, prostitutes and body parts to buyers both domestic and foreign.

You dimly register being pushed onto a table and roughly secured, restraints going taught around your ankles and wrists as a man shaped silhouette ushers another out of the room, before adjusting the table you're on until it fits some strange criteria. It is at this point that your body begins to oust the sedatives from your system.
"--king hell, whoever grabbed you had a good eye. those teeth alone are going to be worth a mint."
You are shocked into consciousness proper a few moments later, when the first incision is made.
"Ah he's awake, someone get me the nitrous oxide."
You giggle softly to yourself as the man above carves away at your body.
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Far above the earth and some time ago, two great entities are at an impasse.
[Molecular Processor]

[Disagreement, Physical Dexterity Package]

[Low Priority, Probability Of Purpose Fulfilment Low]

[Useful Data, Untested]

Both pause for a moment as ideas and arguments are transmitted at the speed of thought. Potential outcomes are calculated and discarded faster than any computer while milliseconds pass.

[Both]
[Agreement]
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>>2522722
>implying we're gonna get powers
Batman route incoming
Watch out Jack Slash
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>>2522735
There's already a Batman type. Didn't work out for him until near the end.
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You awaken with a grin on your face, laughing gas still being pumped into your body as the surgeon from before steps out, lighting up a cigarette as he goes.
You wait until he leaves the room, then frantically check yourself over for damage, finding to your dismay that he has removed your right arm.
Your remaining limbs are still chained to the table, but the lack of arm does give you some more room to manoeuvre.

>>try to get your arms out of the restraints. DC:???
gimme a d20, best of three.
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>2522766
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>2522766
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>2522766
Fingers crossed
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>>2522768
>>2522782
>>2522783
Well guess we're staying.
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You kind of expected that to be difficult, the restraints are made of thick material and are chained to the table. while you do have some trouble with your feet, your remaining arm just sort of slips out of the manacle.

You take your shoes off as quickly as you can, and as you'd suspected your foot also comes out rather easily.
Less comforting of a thought is the feeling of your bones shifting as you slip out of your restraints.

[Shard Function discovered: Flexibility]

You now find yourself in a bit of a pickle however. You have no idea how many other gangsters are in the building, and flexibility while useful, won't help against a dozen men with guns.
The realisation almost wipes the smile off your face.
"Oh Shit, Oh Holy Fucking Shit."
After a brief second of panicked muttering to yourself, your eyes meander over to a cooler near the operating table, chemicals and surgical gear strewn across the top.
And the [NEED] hits you like a ton of bricks.

Roll me a d20 for WILL DC:???
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>2522804
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>2522804
Need?
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>2522804
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>>2522834
wooooooo
we have a winnar
writing
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>>2522735

>Going after one of the 9
>As a normie with no powers at all

Good fucking luck there man

>>2522834

And nice roll
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For just a moment your mind becomes a whirling mass of ideas, chemical formulae and blueprints taking up every inch of your skull and clamouring to be let free, you catch yourself halfway through sowing your arm back on before you wrest control of your body back from your maddeningly buzzing mind.

Oh man, this is fucked.

>>Finish putting your arm back on? Y/N?

The room consists of a lot of freezers and two man sized tables, with all sorts of surgery equipment and chemicals.
The surgeon from earlier is going to be back any minute. and you might be going nuts.
There is one window which is two storeys up, and opens above an alley, it's a tight fit but you might be able to squeeze through. Landing will be hard though.
the surgeon took your shirt off, but you still have your knife in your trouser pockets and there's scalpels and bonesaws around.

>>Hide somewhere and gank the bastard when he comes back.
>>Defenestrate yourself and hope for a soft landing
>>Build something before the dude can get back.

Status: Disarmed (heh)
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>>2522871

>>Yes
>>Hide somewhere and gank the bastard when he comes back.
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>>2522871
>Reattach arm
>Gank doc by way of defenestration
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>>2522871

>Y
>>Defenestrate yourself and hope for a soft landing

So, the shard function is being flexible? Is that how I'm reading it

I've just woken up after passing out from work so I'm not 100%
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>>2522884
one of the shard's functions is that you're way more flexible. that's not necessarily it though.
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>>2522888

Ah alright, got it. And hey nice dubs and trips
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definitely reattaching arm, just need some consensus on what comes after.
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>>2522890

I'll take a switch to trying to gank the doc
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okay so we're engaging in violence
roll me another d20
DC:???
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>2522906

Watch this spicy 1/20
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Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>2522906
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>2522906
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Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>2522906
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>>2522908
NIce one lads
lemme just write
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Well the bastard who's shoddy work you now find yourself fixing will be back soon, so you should probably finish up fast. After about a minute you curl your fingers experimentally, arm now satisfactorily attached to your torso, just in time for mister cutty to come back through the door and let out a gasp of surprise as you stare at him over your shoulder.

A second passes until you both start to move, and boy do you fucking move. By the time he's pulled out his gun, you already have a scalpel lodged in his collarbone just a bit below the artery. A quick jiggle rectifies your error and causes him to fall to the ground, blood spraying from his neck.

Ah, you may have just killed him.
[-1 Karma]
>>how do you take that?

You pull his body back into the room and ponder on your options, somewhat bothered by how not-bothered you are by this man's death.
It's fucked up, and even kind of funny. You're giggling again.

>>out the window. there could be others.
>>he should have a phone on him, you could just call the cops?
>>out the front door, you're a cape now. So fuck it right?
>>He isn't dead yet right? and you're in a surgery. +1 Karma
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>>2522929
*Inevitable Death rather.
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>>2522929
>>out the window. there could be others.
Can't wait to bonesaw some mofos
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>>2522929
>>out the window. there could be others
Time to gtfo
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>>2522929
>He had it coming, Mutilate his body a little
>out the window. there could be others.


Aww fuck yeah, vendetta with the ABB first thread
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>>2522929

>>out the window. there could be others

He isn't our problem
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>>yeah sorry about the stabbing but I'm out.
writing
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After another brief moment of panic, during which your giggling escalates into full blown belly laughs, you decide that the window will most likely make the best way down, and it's time for you to go home, de-stress and think all this bullshit through.

Once again your newfound abilities come into play here, allowing you to swiftly make your way out the window and down to the ground, at first you were somewhat startled by the two storey drop.
But it appears that you're as good at landings as you are sewing.

You curl into a ball as you hit the ground, and roll several times before bouncing back to your feet a second later.

Now you need somewhere to chill and think this through, It's dark out but you don't know whether Father will be at work by now.

>>Take a chance, It'd be nice to see Mom as well. She'll be worried.
>>Nah, there's no guarantee he'll even have went to work, head somewhere else. (The old Chemical plant? A random docks building?)
>>You have powers now, doesn't that mean you should go to the PRT?
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>>2522968
>>Take a chance, It'd be nice to see Mom as well. She'll be worried.
Last risk we took worked out all things considered.
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>>2522968
>PRT
Wait so we sewed our arm back on and we can just use it?
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>>2522975
it works good enough to stab people with.
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>>2522968
>>>Take a chance, It'd be nice to see Mom as well. She'll be worried.

Fuck, should have set the place on fire.
Oh well, next time
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>>2522940

>>Take a chance, It'd be nice to see Mom as well. She'll be worried.

You know considering we've fucked up someone from the ABB I gotta ask. Nanking when?
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>>2522978
just to clarify, you don't really know what you did to your arm, but it works now.
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>>2522968
>>>Take a chance, It'd be nice to see Mom as well. She'll be worried.
PRT? Haha, no thanks.
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>>2522978
So flexibility and some level of regenerative ability so far. Perhaps increased speed as well? Looking a lot like a Brute here.
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>>2522985
whats nanking?
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>>I need an adult.
probably a good idea.writing
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>>2522992
You Japanese?
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>>2522996
no?
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>>2522996
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre Link related?
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Walking home you get a couple of weird looks, apparently a perpetually smiling shirtless guy is weird. well whaddya know?
As you finally knock on the door, you ponder on whether you should tell mom about what just happened. It could be bad.

>>tell mom the truth.
>>Tell her you have powers, but not what happened.
>>Don't tell her anything.
>>Write in.


>>2522997
just noticed I wasn't the one being quoted. woops
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>>2523004
>>tell mom the truth.
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>>2523004
>Tell her you have powers, but not what happened
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>>2523004
>>>Don't tell her anything.
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>>2523004
>>Tell mom the truth

We're a good boy
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>>2523004
>>>Don't tell her anything.

I'm tired of the always honest quest mc type
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>>2523021
We're already off that path by not going to the PRT
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>>2523004
>>Don't tell her anything.
When she asks just say we got in a fight or something.
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three for don't tell her.
writing
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>>2523003
Goddamn dude
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Your mind is made up almost before you get there, if you tell her you have powers she'll worry. that'll annoy Father and she'll get hurt again. Then they'll both force you into the PRT, Father'll do it for the money and mom will do it to keep you safe. You can't make that choice yet, what if they find out you killed that guy? It's too risky.

The door opens and Mike's there. Mike is your little brother. He's four years younger than you and thinks you're the absolute coolest. He also looks more like your mom, something you've always been a bit jealous of to be fair. Round features compared to your thin and long face.

"You're late bro, what took you so long? Come on, mom made spaghetti."
He waves you in before bringing you into the kitchen "She's asleep upstairs, I got her to calm down but she'll probably be mad in the morning."

Oh fuck.
You sit down and let out a long breath, finally able to relax. "Thanks man, for covering for me. You know what time it is?"
He just points to the clock on the wall, Showing 10:30.

"You should probably go grab a shirt dude or you'll get spag-bol all down yourself. And what's with the creeper smile?"

That actually does wipe the smile off your face, unfortunately you have to make a conscious effort to keep it there. "Oh it's nothing man, it's really stupid. You probably wouldn't even think it was funny."
He shrugs as if to say "fair enough."

"I gotta head to bed, see you tomorrow bro." he yawns and stands up, headed towards his room.

"Yeah see you then."

The house is a fairly simple affair, two stories with three bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen/dining room. All perfectly maintained and cleaned. it seems nice enough from the outside. Your room is downstairs, and is the smallest of the three, with just enough space for your bed and an old TV.
One microwaved bowl of spaghetti later and you're stood in front of your mirror, poking at your face.
As far as you can tell, it seems like your scary-ass serial killer smile has become your body's new default expression, you can still make other faces, it just takes a bit of effort.
Also your arm seems to still be properly attached, so that's cool.

You sit on your bed, and eventually sleep takes you.
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I'm gonna have to call it a day as well lads. I'll be back tomorrow. around 4 or 5 GMT.

I'll try to answer any feedback or questions that you may have in the next hour or so
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>>2522871
>For just a moment your mind becomes a whirling mass of ideas, chemical formulae and blueprints taking up every inch of your skull and clamouring to be let free, you catch yourself halfway through sowing your arm back on before you wrest control of your body back from your maddeningly buzzing mind.
>>Build something before the dude can get back.
>>2522929
>>He isn't dead yet right? and you're in a surgery. +1 Karma
>>2523114
Do we have Tinker powers?
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>>2523126
Yes
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>>2523129
Are we OP?
Bonesaw 2.0?

Also doesn't the trigger event for a tinker need to build up for a long time?
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>>2523114
If we chose a different location at the beginning would our powers have been different, since they depend on the trigger situation?
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>>2523135
You definitely aren't bonesaw, but your speciality is close enough to biology that you can do things like surgery.
You're powerful, but not quite S tier like any of the big guys.

and while the situation that made you trigger then was an immediate problem, you do have a long term problem with no clear solution.
I've dropped some fairly big hints to that.

>>2523144
there would be small differences, if you went to the boardwalk, you would have had to fight Hookwolf. So you'd have slightly more immediate power manifestations
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>>2523144
Seems obvious, they choosed Intelligence character and "Go find tinkertech in the graveyard" and we got Tinker+ some stuff.
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Alright so i got back early, I have something to go to at seven. But I can run for a few hours.
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You awaken in a panic, desperately scrabbling at your non-functioning alarm.
Oh wait, Saturday.

After quickly getting dressed in a green top and some jeans, you head downstairs and face the music. Your mom is a particularly short woman, with curly brown hair and soft eyes, It's fairly awkward at first, with Mike already sat at the table and eating breakfast.

"And just where were you last night?"

Roll for lying to your mother. gonna need a d20 and some sort of excuse.
DC: Hard
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>2525123
>”Well...Imayofaccidentallyendeduponadateandidontknowwhattodohelp”
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>2525123
I ran into some ABB thugs and had to escape and hide for a few hours.
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>2525123
What >>2525174 said.
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>>2525174
a good lie, as lies go. and believable too.
writing.
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And so you spin a tale of panicked screams, and desperate flight from Rowdy Oriental Youths culminating in your daring escape by way of dumpstering yourself after passing a corner. Truly your inspired oratory and masterfully woven narrative pulls not only the wool, but several other fabrics over the eyes of your mother and brother.
"So how'd you lose your shirt?"
Fuck you Mike.
"Oh It was all gross after jumping in the trash so I left it there, luckily my pant's weren't that bad."

And with that final statement, your safety from your mother's wrath is assured. The much lesser admission of ruined shirt serving as an admirable distraction from the truth.
The rest of breakfast passes with only a minor scolding, and a reminder that mom bought you that phone for a reason dammit. Use it to call someone next time.

The rest of the day is up to you, the world is your oyster.
Of course eventually your mind switches to the fact you're now a cape, and the gnawing desire to create at the back of your mind.
>>It isn't that bad, just chill a bit. The only guy who knows what happened is dead now, and your little bro wants to head into town with you.
>>Maybe you should check out what your powers actually are, you'd hate to accidentally laser someone to death or some bullshit like that.
>>Grab some metal scrap from the junkyard near here, the dude in charge sells it cheap and you have about thirty bucks give or take some change.
>>Maybe do some research on capes, see if it helps you figure this bullshit out.
>>Write in

Barnaby
Status:OK
[???] 5/20
[???] 1/20
Current power Understanding: Flexible, Fast and you sewed your arm back on.
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Yeah so I’m gonna be in town for a couple of hours guys, but feel free to vote, discuss ask questions, I’ll be monitoring the thread via phone.
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>>2525263
>>It isn't that bad, just chill a bit. The only guy who knows what happened is dead now, and your little bro wants to head into town with you.
Lets hang out with lil bro
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>>2525263
>Chill out for now, head into town with little bro

>Try and free some time in your schedule for powers experimentation in the future.
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>>2525263
>>>Grab some metal scrap from the junkyard near here, the dude in charge sells it cheap and you have about thirty bucks give or take some change.
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>>2525263
>>>Grab some metal scrap from the junkyard near here, the dude in charge sells it cheap and you have about thirty bucks give or take some change.
Wait, we went to our house without shirt and no one noticed the stitch in our arm? Or there is no stitch?
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>>2525355
Sorry for the late reply, on me way home now.
The stitching is mostly on the inside, what little of a seam there is was covered by the dark and the fact that you came home late enough that only your little bro saw you.
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Alright lads I'm back.
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>>2525263
>Grab some metal scrap from the junkyard near here, the dude in charge sells it cheap and you have about thirty bucks give or take some change.
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>>2525874
and buying some metal from a dodgy junk dealer makes the first to three.
writing
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Joe's junkyard is a treasure trove, it always was. The way it worked was fairly simple, he'd charge you to go in and then he'd weigh whatever you couldn't sneak past him, charging you again by the kilogram. It was practically extortion but sometimes you'd find something really worth going in for, like a carburettor or some old tinkertech. It's like the lottery, but with busted cars.

At about midday you find yourself picking through old car wrecks and clambering through junk piles in search of chromium and nickel.
You barely even have enough change to get the bus home, but four kilos worth of metal isn't to be sneezed at. It's even kind of therapeutic, finding more of what you need gives you a hell of an endorphin rush.
You don't exactly know what you need it for yet, but you reckon it's gonna be pretty cool when you have enough.

Eventually you leave with a fair chunk of scrap in your backpack and with substantially emptier pockets than when you went in, Joe counting his new cash behind you.

Of course you can't take this home, Father will be in by now. And he will ask Questions.
>>There's all sorts of old busted buildings near the Docks, some of them will have to have power still running.
>>You haven't been to the chem plant in a while, there's all sorts of stuff there. Just watch your step and look out for Hobo's and Merchants.
>>Write in.

Barnaby
Status:OK
[???] 3/20
[???] 1/20
Current power Understanding: Flexible, Fast and you sewed your arm back on.
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>>2526089
>There's all sorts of old busted buildings near the Docks, some of them will have to have power still running.
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>Chem Plant
And while we're there take stock of our powers. Tinker with something like a biology focus...
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>>2526089
>>>You haven't been to the chem plant in a while, there's all sorts of stuff there. Just watch your step and look out for Hobo's and Merchants.
We are a cape now, nothing to worry about. The merchants are very weak anyways.
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>>2526122

>Going for capedom

Wild Card ending or bust
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>>2526089

Also

>>There's all sorts of old busted buildings near the Docks, some of them will have to have power still running.
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>>2526154

I'll switch to chem plant
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>>2526139
I mean we are a Para.
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Ohhh yeahhh
Time to Tinker in possibly the least subtle place anywhere in the city.
writing
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>>2526220
Oh, we didn't account for that. And now I remember what was said about tinkers back in Kid Win's interlude. Shit.
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The old chemical plant used to belong to the same guys in charge of Medhall, some big pharmaceutical company based near the Boardwalk, but they sold it off a couple years back and it never ended up actually being used for anything or even being torn down. As far as you can tell it now exists in some sort of fucked up Limbo where nobody actually owns it but it can't be torn down.
The plant itself consists of three buildings. The warehouse, which is where you set up your couch. The factory floor, which kills approximately twenty homeless people a year from falling in the vats of weird chemicals. And the managerial office, which got trashed in a three way fight between Squealer(A Mad Max villain complete with crazy explosive muscle cars), Hookwolf(a guy made of chainsaws) and Oni Lee(who is a teleporting cloner with a bomb vest)

So that place is SUPER fucked.

Luckily you have a really nice sofa in the warehouse, and more importantly the only key. You took it from what remains of the foreman's office when you first came through here and decided to make it your own.

So yeah, time to knuckle down and build some shit.
Ideas Swirl and churn unending.
[Tinkering Tutorial]
So it works kinda like this, unless you specifically want to build something, you roll a d20, and I consult my list of random gadgets. These will rarely be as cool as something you actually plan on making, and will rely less on your speciality in order to function.
In addition, you choose a single way in which what you create is superior to a non tinker version of whatever you create.

>>Option 1: [POWER]
>>Option 2 [RELIABILITY]
>>Option 3 [UTILITY]

choose one and roll me a d20.
highest score get's picked.
higher is not necessarily better.
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>>2526198

>>Option 1: [POWER]

Wait a minute, I just had a great idea for something to attempt down the road
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>2526311
>>>Option 2 [RELIABILITY]
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>2526318

Ah shit, also I reveal my true form
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>2526311
>>Option 2 [RELIABILITY]

Some reliability before power.
Utility would be neat to
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>2526318
Rolling for POWER
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>>2526333
just writing.
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Several hours of work later, you step back from your scavenged tools and breathe deeply, the oppressive pang in the back of your head sated, at least for now.
It looks kind of like a sausage machine fucked a DVD player. Although that may have something to do with the old (and broken) DVD player you built it out of.
As far as you can tell, metal goes in the top and some weird alloy comes out the bottom in thin sheets, roughly a quarter inch thick in the centre and about the size of a playing card, with a sharp edge.

After a bit of testing, you discover that holy shit is this stuff great, it's tough sharp and pretty heat resistant. The (admittedly old and shitty) welder you have can't melt or warp it, even after like ten minutes.

Huh, nice.

It's pretty late.
You have ten Inconel cards.
about three bucks.
and a pocket knife.

Barnaby
Status:OK
[NEED] 0/20
[???] 1/20
Current power Understanding: Flexible, Fast and you sewed your arm back on, also you made some weird metal.

>>Go home, you already scared mom once.
>>test your other powers, this is awesome.
>>Tinker MOAR.
>>Write in
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>>2526460
>>test your other powers, this is awesome.
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>>2526460

>>test your other powers, this is awesome.
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I'm gonna give it five more minutes, then I'll write power testing unless we have a sudden shift. I think we pretty much have a consensus.
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>>2526460
>>>test your other powers, this is awesome.
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Normally this is the point where you'd go home, but you still need to test out your other powers. This is way too cool to put off.
And to think all you had to do was be abducted and almost dissected in order to have the super powers you always wanted.

After a few seconds of moping, you quickly set about trying to figure out exactly what your powers actually are. You know that you're flexible enough to deform your bones and escape handcuffs but it still comes as a bit of a surprise when you bend more than ninety degrees backwards. The effortless
forward somersault back to a standing position is just the icing on the cake and you swiftly find yourself cartwheeling around the room, even juggling your incredibly sharp alloy cards at one point.

You don't seem to be any stronger but you were never exactly weak for your age either, you were just coming up against guys for whom violence(and lifting) came naturally.
After cutting yourself with your pocket knife a few times you come to the conclusion that you are in no way super durable. Just regular skin and muscle.

Your investigations are interrupted by a sound, someone is fiddling with the door handle to the warehouse.

Shit, plan?
>>Hide somewhere, anywhere.
>>Grab your tech and leg it.
>>There are windows, maybe go see who they are?
>>Write in.
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>>2526608
>>2526608
>>Grab your tech and leg it.
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>>2526608

>>There are windows, maybe go see who they are?

Just quickly as possible and then we grab our tech and legging it
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>>2526608
>>>There are windows, maybe go see who they are?
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I'm gonna give it ten more minutes before cutting off the votes and writing.
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>>2526608
>>There are windows, maybe go see who they are?
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Honestly despite the scare you got this might not be too bad, it could just be a couple of inquisitive hobos or some dumb kids looking for a place to chill.

You pull a scarf up around your face before you pull the blinds, mostly expecting some scraggly homeless guy on the other side.

Certainly not Rune and Stormtiger knocking on the door.

Fuck, you should have been more careful. Tinkers are always in high demand due to how bullshit they can be, and a shitload of sudden power draw into a previously abandoned location does seem like a bit of a tip off once you think of it a bit.

[Rune, A telekinetic Villain working with Empire 88]
[Stormtiger, an aerokinetic Villain working with Empire 88]
[Empire 88, one of the three main Villain gangs in the City. Neo Nazis]

Rune waves to you as you close the blinds.

Not to worry, there are back doors, and you're fast as fuck. you quickly grab your weird tinker thing(you're gonna have to name it at some point) and sprint to the back, opening the door just in time to hear the front door burst open and for a deep, Swedish accent to ring out through the warehouse.
"Come on boy, let's not make this difficult. Come quietly and you can be assured a place of honour within our ranks."

Barnaby
Status:OK
[NEED] 2/20
[???] 1/20
Current power Understanding: Flexible, Fast and you sewed your arm back on, made a cool alloy thing.

The chemical plant is somewhat isolated, being built on what used to be a dock on the far north side of the bay. In order to leave you would have to circle around to the front of the warehouse, or go through the main processing plant. Did I mention how dangerous that is?

Plan?
>>circle around to the front, see if you can get out that way.
>>into the massive room full of rusted through catwalks and giant gone-off chemical vats.
>>Some other better Idea (Write in)
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>>2526813
>>>Some other better Idea (Write in)

Jump out a window into the bay and swim away.

Good luck trying to find us at night in dark waters.
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>>2526813

>>into the massive room full of rusted through catwalks and giant gone-off chemical vats.
>"I gotta ask something about Empire: Do you believe the Holocaustnever happened? Or are you those Nazi boy scout groups who believe that the Holocaust did happen and it's the best?"

I genuinely want to know

>>2526816

Boy we'd end up getting lost just as easily as swastika force would be able to lose us.
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>>2526813
> jump out the window and take a swim.
Fuck it, worst case we can dump the machine if they catch us

Lets look out the window they said, whats the worst that could happen.
I wonder if the nazis found us cause that surgeon had a bit of life in him left
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>>2526843

The surgeon is a chinklad. Likelyhood of that is minimal
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>>2526848
oh jeez, i got the gangs mixed.
Not sure how i made that error
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>>2526859

Ah don't worry. Both are assholes just in different flavors
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alright, I'll cut the voting here.
roll me a d20-1 for trying to swim while carrying a machineTM
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Rolled 9 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>2526871
If this guys don't kill us our parents will.
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Rolled 16 - 1 (1d20 - 1)

>>2526871

Alright let's go

>>2526876

Who knows?
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>2526871
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Now the DC for this is 16, so you're gonna need one more roll I'm afraid.
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Rolled 7 - 1 (1d20 - 1)

>>2526871
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>>2526889
ah, nvm
writing
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>>2526889

You mean 16 as the primary roll so like what I got? Or a 17?
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>>2526902
Sorry man, you would’ve needed to roll a seventeen
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DC16
Highest roll 15 total

You're just about to hurl yourself into the bay, you reckon that they can't track you through tides this dark and, stormtiger can't control water.
Unfortunately this plan requires you to get into the water first, and a split second of hesitation has you being blown backwards towards the door you just opened by gale force winds.
You twist your body as you're pulled away from the water's edge, allowing you to stay on your feet but you drop your machine from the shock. Metal parts clashing against the concrete flooring.

Stormtiger is standing at the back entrance to the warehouse, silhouetted against the light coming from within as he watches you back slowly towards the jetty. He is shirtless, with a metal tiger mask on his face and chains around his forearms.

"Really now? You seem much less protective of that tech than most tinkers I've met. Now how about we have a quick talk you and I. I'm sure that you're a smart kid, you can see where this is going. Why not-"

His speech is interrupted by a voice calling from above who you can only assume is Rune.
"Protectorate's almost here boss, we gotta do this quick."

His cocky smile turns into a grimace of irritation as he stops still for a second, then hunches forwards into a boxer's stance.
"Fuck it... just give up kid. You're coming with me."

[Stormtiger battle OST: Rock You (Like A Hurricane)]

Barnaby
Status:Minor bruises
[???] 7/20
[???] 1/20
Current power Understanding: Flexible, Fast and you sewed your arm back on. made strange alloys.
You have a knife, several sharp playing card sized sheets of metal. a couple of pennies, and a lot of rotting wooden crates around you.
Stormtiger is rushing you for a haymaker.
You are wearing a mask over your face, only your eyes can be seen.
>>Evade, you might be faster than him.
>>A knife could end this fast. You don't think he's any tougher than a regular guy.
>>Stay at range, you have throwing weapons.
>>hahahahHAHAHAHAHAH
>>Write in
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>>2526960
>>>Stay at range, you have throwing weapons.
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>>2526960

>>Stay at range, you have throwing weapons.

Plus, time to test how the shit goes on a human being.

I'm all for becoming a mad scientist Genius: The Transgression style with their shenanigans if possible
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>>2526960
>>>Stay at range, you have throwing weapons.
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roll me a d20 then lads
+1
DC 15
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>>2526975
Catch these!
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Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>2526975
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>2526975
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>>2526985
noice, writing
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DC15 VS 17 total

Stormtiger pushes forwards with a small cyclone, moving faster than any normal man. But you're just a little bit faster. You extend your arm like a whip, and three terribly sharp metal sheets fly almost faster than the human eye can see. The first is deflected with a blast of air while the second coils around the Nazi's body, pulled into the cyclone just behind him. The last "Card" actually loops around his raised arms and air blasts, nimbly dodging all his attempts to stop it before burying itself deep into his collarbone.

"FUCKING TINKERS!"

Stormtiger staggers from the impact, hand coming up to put pressure on the wound. It's not bleeding that badly, but you can only imagine it's rather painful, the card having sheared through flesh and bone. He's close now though, and while he's hurt. He doesn't look to be slowing down.

Barnaby
Status:OK
[NEED] 9/20
[???] 1/20
Current power Understanding: Flexible, Fast and you sewed your arm back on. you made some sort of bullshit homing throwing card.
>>Stab him
>>Cut him with the cards some more.
>>Evade and make distance.
>>Better plan?

this might be the last update for a few hours as I have college. as always feel free to ask questions, discuss stuff and give advice.
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>>2527059
have to leave in about an hour to get to college, so I can keep running till then.
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>>2527059
>>Stab him
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>>2527059

>>Better plan?

Alright let's throw some more cards to distract/ harm and rush in to stab the shit out of him with the pocket knife

So QMman, how far can we go with tinkertech shenanigans?
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>>2527075
I can't tell you what your speciality actually is, but what I will tell you is that the two uses of it so far have been the fringe cases. The places where your tinker speciality "kinda" works out. It's actually fairly weak compared to someone like Bonesaw or Hero, but It is very vague. And as a result, can be applied to quite a lot.
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>>2527089

Well Hero and Bonesaw had some pretty wild shit for tinker shenanigans so eh
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>>2527059
>>>Stab him
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>>2527098
Fair enough, those are bad examples. What I'm trying to say is, your Tinker powers are actually Kinda weak, just very versatile.
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And we have
>>Stab Him
as our choice
roll me some D20+1's
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>2527107
Go for the eyes barnaby
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Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>2527106
That's good, Taylor seemed weak at first and look how far she went.
>>2527107
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Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>2527107

Here comes one fresh and spicy 1

>>2527113

Speaking of how'll we top bullying the apocalypse to suicide? Weaponize the Sleeper?
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>>2527127
Whoa
writing
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>>2527127

I mean...a 20
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>>2527127
I've already thought of exploring those things we didn't see in the serial, it would be really cool. But Khepri said Sleeper wasn't "worth the trouble", and that could mean whatever he does wouldn't do much against the entity.

Nice twenty one by the way.
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>>2527140

I always interpreted that line as that as the Sleeper would cause far more problems than the Endbringers, S9, and Scion ever could've. Mainly considering she still didn't bodyjack him just to get him out of the way.

Besides, he's considered an S class threat just like the Endbringers, Nilbog and the 9

And thanks
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Stormtiger lurches forwards, claws of air rotating at thousands of miles an hour around his fingertips as he reaches for your face, clearly wanting to end this fight as soon as possible.
The knife comes up.
It's a simple thing, stainless steel with a rubber grip. But in your hands it is an artist's brush. You tear at his face and chest, puncturing both lungs and ripping a massive slash across his face in a single beautiful movement then stepping back as your scarf is ripped away.
The last things that stormtiger perceives before his makeshift lobotomy.
Is a smiling face, and a high pitched laugh.

This actually will be my last post, probably until five or so gmt today. I shall be monitoring this thread via phone, so feel free to ask and discuss.
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>>2527151

Well. Just lobotomized one of the 88 with just a pocket knife. Pretty good start I say for our Parahuman career

Is there a particular reason why when we get plenty violent you choice to have Mr. J as a spoiler image? Are...are we an alternate version of Jack?
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>>2527151
Our passenger is really fucked up. I hope Othala can heal him in time, but whatever happens we are gonna get some reputation.

So, something that's gonna come up someday. Our supah suit! I say we should make something like Stain, but whatever we do I want a mask that lets people see our smile.
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>>2527169
The name of this quest is a Killing Joke reference, You are perpetually smiling and you have razor sharp throwing cards. I'm sure you can take the hint
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>>2527174

I'd say hold off on it until we get a grasp of our Tinkertech
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>>2527176

Well my asshole is certainly clenched at being Tinkertech Joker
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>>2527151
In the meantime, here is a list of things I would like to do in the quest
>Meet Nilbog and ask him to make real life Pokemon
>Check on the parahuman forum. If Zion can nail the writing I'll crown him.
>Lets talk to Bambina before the Leviathan fight, she was a fun character. No ulterior motives I swear... (sound of sirens in the distance) Oh shit, they found me!
>Separate Bonesaw from the nine. Contessa did it quite easy but of course, she's fucking Contessa. But whatever it takes to prevent the god awful S9K arc. And Riley is one of the best villains of the story, would't it be great to replace Jack as her defacto Joker figure?
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>>2527225

Where the fuck is Nilbog again?
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>>2527229
In somewherestates. Idk, we'll check when we are ready.

>Get Skitter a better name. (Don't have one yet, work in progress)
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>>2527234

We gotta get her as a partner, we'll make our own group of parahuman criminals. With blackjack and hookers
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I'm now paranoid that that [???] is our kill count, and something will happen at 20.
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Jeeze OP you're making me want to start a worm quest too...
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Mixed news everyone, I'm horribly ill.
So I'll be running for most of today.
Hooray.

Interlude Select
>>Assualt: Defective Detective.
>>Kaiser: Well Shit.
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>>2527364
>>Kaiser: Well Shit.
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>>2527364
>>Kaiser: Well Shit.
Let’s see how things are going on at the 88’s
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>>2527364
>>Kaiser: Well Shit.
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>>2527364
>Kaiser: Well Shit.
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>>2527364
>>Kaiser: Well Shit.

I'm hyped for more (not)Joker in worm adventures.
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Anyone else getting Madder Red vibes?
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Sorry, fell asleep
writing now.
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>>2527439
no problem sleep if you are tired
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It all started off so well, that was the kicker. Your man in the power grid reports a surge and you send your most personable pair to go and retrieve the new Tinker. If they're an undesirable then Stormtiger kills them and drops the body in the bay, it was all going to be so easy.
But now Stormtiger is in PRT custody, and from what your informants say he is now a dribbling idiot, this will cost you greatly to fix.
You'll have to break him out of course, It would not do to let a man languish in the care of the so called heroes when he could be healed up and sent back to work.
But you receive the intended message from this loud and clear.
"I am more trouble than you need right now. Leave me alone."

Even now your contacts in Europe funnel resources and parahumans to your new Empire, Soon it will not be so difficult to force this new cape into the fold, let your enemies tire themselves against an unknown, You are destined for greater things.
Your preparations are too thorough for this to be anything more than a minor setback.

Interlude Ends
Famous last words.
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A new day dawns on Brockton Bay, and our good friend Barnaby awakes to a quiet house on a Sunday Morning, once more you have no actual restrictions on what to do today beyond your lack of funds, an issue which is swiftly becoming pressing.
You start the day by pulling on some clothes and pondering your plans over breakfast, as well as the events of the previous night.
Your machine still functions,you test it with some of your leftover scrap and it seems to convert any kind of metal into that weird alloy.
You currently have it hidden at the back of your closet.

You have eleven "cards".
You have your pocket knife.

And now the great question, what are you even going to do with these powers? You've already fought a supervillain, so that kind of makes you a hero you guess.
But you might not qualify for heroic status, for... knife reasons.

>>You need money right, why not beat up criminals and nick their shit?
>>You could come up with some stuff to rob a bank, everyone probably already thinks you're a villain so why not at least get some money out of it?
>>You could probably still join the PRT you guess, it might be risky though.

Whatever you pick, if you made enough money you might be able to move out and get your own place. that'd be a hell of a thing.

Barnaby
Status:OK
[NEED] 0/20
[???] 1/20
Current power Understanding: Flexible, Fast and you sewed your arm back on, totally wrecked Stormtiger with a knife and some playing cards.
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>>2527461
>>>You could probably still join the PRT you guess, it might be risky though.
Sounds nice desu.
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>>2527461
>>You need money right, why not beat up criminals and nick their shit?
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>>2527466
just a quick reminder, you murdered one guy and lobotomised another
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>>2527461
>Rob a bank
Also I say we try to tinker up some kind of biological power generator. Best way to hide our work is to not rely on the grid.
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>>2527473
Although admittedly in self defence
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>>2527461
>>You could probably still join the PRT you guess, it might be risky though.
Self defence is the best defence.
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You know I was more hoping we could get, of all things, Musical Empowerment. Not some crappy shit like summon rats via flutes but more on the Twisted Metal side where we summon Lightning and fire with metal guitars. Maybe with a slight tinker rating to build a flaming axe guitar and lightning spewing Amps.
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>>2527461
>You need money right, why not beat up criminals and nick their shit?
Let's lay low for now.
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two votes for trying to join the Protectorate
One for engaging a life of villainy
One for just being a regular vigilante

let's get some more votes lads.
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>>2527511
Let's make that two for vigilantism
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>>2527461
>>You could probably still join the PRT you guess, it might be risky though.
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>>2527515
That’s three for the PRT
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Alright, not quite what i was expecting but sure.
writing.
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>>2527461
>You need money right, why not beat up criminals and nick their shit?
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Shit, we're joining the Protectorate? They have a dude we just lobomized in custody. Also PRT refers to the Parahuman Response Team, which is the task force composed of non-capes.
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>>2527524
the two are kinda interchangeable in common parlance, like how people who aren't really knowledgeable about it might mix up the FBI and NSA.
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After the events of yesterday you come to a rather quick conclusion, being on your own is scary as shit and really hard. If Stormtiger had backup with him (that wasn't distracted by the protectorate) you might not have made it out, especially as you haven't actually got the money to really build anything.

In the end you decide to check out the Protectorate, they get all sorts of stuff for capes to join up, and even if you don't want to actually join the Protectorate proper there's gotta be other options. You remember something about a cape in Boston, who's supposed to be an affiliated hero or something. I mean sure they might try to arrest you for cutting that guy's frontal lobe out with a pocket knife, but that was a pretty clear cut case of self defence so hey whatever.

You have to borrow some money from your brother in order to have enough for a bus both ways, but after an hour or so you find yourself standing in front of the PRT office for Brockton. Not the Rig, where all the actual capes hang out. But the place where people can go in and ask questions or report crimes.

What was your plan again?
>>Cover your face with a scarf, go in and ask for a leaflet or something. You don't think you're in any trouble.
>>A better plan? Write in
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>>2527542
>>Cover your face with a scarf, go in and ask for a leaflet or something. You don't think you're in any trouble.
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Allright, time to play, how is everything goi-
>>2527542
Are you guys dense?
>>Cover your face with a scarf, go in and ask for a leaflet or something. You don't think you're in any trouble.
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>>2527542
>Better plan
Find a payphone or something and call asking if they'd be willing to grant immunity or at least not prosecute, specify it was self defense, having just triggered etc.
No sense walking in without knowing what they think of us
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>>2527568
Supporting, >>2527520 < this is me, posting from a train.
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I'm gonna need some votes guys, first to three
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>>2527568
This, finally an idea that doesn't end with us in jail.
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>>2527568
support
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>>2527574
>>2527571
>>2527568
>>2527572
And that’s three
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>>2527568
yeah, calling in is probably a good idea.
Don't walk into the fortress when you don't know whether or not they're gonna try and grab you.
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>>2527580
writing
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You almost just walk straight on in, then you start thinking straight and decide to call in instead, you get a passer by to lend you some quarters for a payphone and swiftly dial the hotline.

It takes an almost insultingly long time for your call to be picked up frankly, if you were being assaulted you'd already be dead by now.

"hello this is the PRT East-Northeast, how can I help you?"
You shuffle for a second as you try to figure out what to say, eventually figuring that the direct approach is probably for the best.

"Uh hey, I got superpowers a while ago and I thought I'd call in to ask some questions."

"Oh, well our desk is open 24/7 if you feel comfortable with coming in?"

You let out an uncomfortable laugh as you try to find the most palatable way of saying "Yeah but I scooped a guy's brain out."

"Uh, about that. See i just thought I'd call in to clear something up first. I may have committed... uh self defence, but I don't know whether or not I'm in trouble. I was hoping you could clear that up for me."

There's a short pause before the woman on the other side of the call answers. "Well.. that would depend on how you defended yourself and what the situation was."

"I'm the guy who lobotomised Stormtiger. It was an accident. I promise."

There is an uncomfortably long silence after that.

"Ah. Well I'm afraid tha-"

The line buzzes for a second, and then an entirely different voice comes through the headset. Male and fairly deep, speaking in a clipped tone.
"This is Armsmaster we are tracing your call, please remain where you are. We will be taking you in for questioning."

Fuck.
>>Drop the phone and leg it.
>>well if Armsmaster tells you to stay put...
>>Another, better plan.
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>>2527618
>>>Drop the phone and leg it.
HAHAAH, knew it. The only thing worst would have been "Dragon just so happens to be paying attention to this particular payphone"
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>>2527618
Well. They already know who we are and what we look like at this point. Probably have cameras all over us now.
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>>2527618
>Well if Armsmaster says to stay put...
Literally no way we can get away at this point. Wrap our cards and knife in our scarf/jacket and put them on the ground, then stand with hands clearly visible a few yards away.
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>>2527618
>>Drop the phone and leg it.
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>>2527618

>>Drop the phone and leg it.
Quick! Delay the inevitable!
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just so everyone understands the situation, the payphone does not have a camera inside, it being one of those recessed wall ones in train stations, the only people who have seen your face and know you're a cape are either dead or lobotomised.

>>2527641
that makes three for a daring escape. roll me a d20+2 for phase one.
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>>2527618
>>>well if Armsmaster tells you to stay put...
We're going to get tracked anyway
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Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>2527645
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Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>2527645
How fitting, the first hero we will met will be the Batman expy
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Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>2527645
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>>2527650
bruh.. good job.
but we do need one more roll.
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nvm, you did good
writing.
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Oh wow this is actually fun.
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After maybe a second of stunned silence you drop the phone, pull your scarf up.
Then Run. Armsmaster has a Tinkertech motorbike so you decide to head up onto the roofs, body running on pure instinct as you leap for a nearby fire escape before jumping off, using a nearby lamppost as a trapeze bar and swinging a good ten feet up from the top of the post before grabbing onto a drainage pipe and clambering up to the roof.

You can hear Armsmaster's bike now, the sheer roar of it almost dampening out the sound of the city traffic as it gets inexorably closer. You're laughing, why are you laughing? Not little giggles either, full blown maniacal cackling.

People down on the street are starting to run now.

You have to get to a safe place, somewhere you can hide.

>>The old Docks, so many abandoned buildings there.
>>The boat graveyard, same but with old and busted boats.
>>[Lower Karma Needed] You aren't going home, not with a goddamn super hero on your tail. Your family can't see you like this.
>>The old chemical plant. Like home away from home.
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>>2527681
>Boat graveyard
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>>2527681
>>>The boat graveyard, same but with old and busted boats.
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>>2527681
>>The boat graveyard, same but with old and busted boats.
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Boatmind
gimme 1d20 +3 now
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Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>2527705
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>>2527706
Let's see if I remember how to do this.
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Rolled 2 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>2527705
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Rolled 8 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>2527712
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>>2527723
>>2527717
>>2527706
Oh no
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>>2527725
writing
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Fucking PRT

At least now we know in character how fucked and stupid the prt is
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>>2527740
Could be a decent arc. See how fucked it is. Meet some like minded individuals. Break out and start our own cape team with black Jack and hooker's.
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Hey how's it

>Tell the PRT about how we fucking lobotomized a guy

To those who voted for that. What the fuck was your plan?
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>>2527758
Not that I voted for it but I imagine a few who did might have thought we wouldn't mention that.
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>>2527764

Well either way they got us into this mess now to get it out. But if someone genuinely throws out the option to go and ask the 88 for help I'm shooting myself
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You make up your mind just in time to see him come around the corner on his bike just below you, gleaming blue armour shining and halberd raised high. Your eyes make contact for just a second and then you're gone, sprinting across the rooftops and leaping from building to building.
Unfortunately he's right below you, never falling behind long enough for you to actually lose him. And if you go to the graveyard now he'll just set up a cordon and start searching the are-

You are interrupted by a cable wrapping itself around your ankle mid jump, pulling you backwards and causing you to mistime your next jump. You are sent tumbling down into the streets once again as you curl and roll through the impact. the cable continues to put you off balance however, and your landing is nowhere near as soft as usual.

Damage taken :Minor Ankle and Shoulder bruising.

You turn to cut the cable, but as you do Armsmaster pulls his Motorcycle in about ten feet from you and dismounts, taking the opportunity to press a button on his halberd before taking a guard stance opposite you.
"Give up, and make this easier for both of us."

[Armsmaster Theme: Muse, Knights of Cydonia]

Barnaby
Status:Bruised
[Need] 2/20
[???] 1/20
Karma: -2
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers.

>>You already have a card in your hand, show him what you can do.
>>He's a Hero, you aren't getting arrested but he's still by definition a Cool GuyTM [Disabling consequences at most] +1 Karma
>>You've cut the rope, keep fucking running.
>>He did tell you to surrender.
>>A Cunning Plan. [Write in]
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>>2527779
>>>He's a Hero, you aren't getting arrested but he's still by definition a Cool GuyTM [Disabling consequences at most] +1 Karma
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>>2527779
Run and fuck his bike up with cards
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>>2527779
Is getting caught part of our plan?
>>You've cut the rope, keep fucking running.
I was thinking maybe we could try attacking the motorcycle >>2527796 yeah that, but I'm not sure the cards would do anything to it.
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>>2527779
>>He's a Hero, you aren't getting arrested but he's still by definition a Cool GuyTM [Disabling consequences at most] +1 Karma
>>You've cut the rope, keep fucking running.
Leg it and keep him off us. Anything around we could use to cobble together something useful to aid our escape?
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>>2527779

>"Give up, and make this easier for both of us."

He's not exactly. Alright. Time for the plan

>>You've cut the rope, keep fucking running.
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running, with card distractions.
roll me a d20+3
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>>2527758
I don't know.
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Rolled 1 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>2527809
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Rolled 13 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>2527809

Let's see a 20
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>>2527801
Supporting. Apologize if we can, make it clear we don't have beef with the PRT but really aren't interested in getting arrested.
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>>2527811
Well fuck me.
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>>2527811

God fucking damnit
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Rolled 19 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>2527809
OOOH FUCK >>2527811
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Rolled 15 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>2527809
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>>2527779
>>>He's a Hero, you aren't getting arrested but he's still by definition a Cool GuyTM [Disabling consequences at most] +1 Karma
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>>2527811
>>2527818
HAHAHAHa
writing
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>>2527818
So close
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>>2527821
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It's okay, you can salvage this situation. you just need to distract the hero with a card while you make your getaway, nothing bad will happen and you will definitely not lobotomise anyone this time. Or at least that was the plan. The important plan. The plan specifically for this moment in time, that will allow you to get away with minimum damage to your personal idol growing up.

Then you threw the card at his arm, hoping for a small nick to distract him, maybe make him flinch. You weren't expecting it to go through his armour.

Armsmaster is currently face down, holding on to the stump of his arm and groaning weakly as blood spews from the colossal, yet strangely smooth incision. And for the life of you, you have no idea how it even happened. One second he was over there, the next second he was uncomfortably close to you. Now you are watching your favourite superhero bleed to death while you hold the cards responsible in each hand.

Barnaby
Status:Bruised
[Need] 2/20
[???] 1/20
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers.

WHAT
>>WHAT
>>WHAT
>>Does anyone have a plan?

And why are you still Laughing?
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>>2527847
Swung the card at his arm
not threw.
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>>2527847
put his arm back on?
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>>2527850
heal him up
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>>2527847
OH FUCK.
>>2527853
We dont have the tools for it!
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>>2527847
>Apologize, call an ambulance, explain that you were only trying to get away and the laughing is a side effect of your powers.
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>>2527847
Try to patch him up. Check to see if he has anything we can use to do that on him.
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>>2527847

Well there's only one solution now. Time to fucking run yeah?

>>2527853

We don't have the tools for it and he's more than likely just a bit pissed that we sliced off his fucking arm
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>>2527847
>FINISH HIM
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>>2527847
Just... just book it.
Looks like Armsmaster is now... ARMmaster. GEDDIT?!
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>>2527847
PATCH HIM UP.
HOLY FUCK WE DO NOT NEED THE PROTECTORATE ON OUR ASSES FOR FUCKING UP ONE OF THEIR HEROES. FUCK.
We can still salvage this. Right?
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>>2527859
>>2527858

We can't do anything considering we don't have the tools. And besides it's best we fucking run while we can before more show up to arrest us and see Armsmaster disarmed
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>>2527847
Actually scratch >>2527859 and run instead.
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Current options are
>>Fucking Book -1 Karma
>>Check his bike for meds [counteract Karma Loss]
just so it's a bit clearer pls
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>>2527847
make sure he does not bleed out
>>2527871
>Check his bike for meds [counteract Karma Loss]
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>>2527871
Do we still have all our cards?
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>>2527847
>Run, call the cops.
or
>Fucking Book -1 Karma

Think people, lets not turn this into looking out the window vote.

>>2527867
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>>2527874
yeah, you picked it up
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>>2527871
What about killing him? Frame a gang or something.
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>>2527877
you are in public, everyone will know it was the laugh guy.
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>>2527868

It was unsalvageable the moment we let the PR fucking T know "Hey! I lobotomized a guy last night, I have some super powers, can I claim self-defense?" While wearing a hastily cooked up disguise to hide ourselves.

>>2527871

>>Fucking Book -1 Karma
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>>2527877
>Barnaby, what have you done?! You have caused a Time Paradox
>>2527871
>Check his bike for meds [counteract Karma Loss]
Maybe is worth the try. I don't want the passenger to take us over.
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>>2527879
Kill him, run away, operate on ourselves so we aren't stuck with the laugh. GG easy.

Later operate on a captured gang member and give them the laughing disorder.
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>>2527871
>>Fucking Book -1 Karma
We're not that far down the hole and every bad thing we've done so far can be written off as a teenager in over his head panicking. Still not about to get arrested willingly though.
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>>2527871
>>Check his bike for meds [counteract Karma Loss]
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running away is the first to three votes, time to book.
Somebody roll d20-3 for Armsmaster survival while I write.
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>>2527871
>>>Check his bike for meds [counteract Karma Loss]
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Rolled 8 - 3 (1d20 - 3)

>>2527888

>Kill Armsmaster thread 1

Oh fucking boy, this is a fine level of escalation
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Rolled 9 - 3 (1d20 - 3)

>>2527888
>Armsmaster survival
Oh my god we are so fucked.
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>>2527888
wait
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>2527888
pffft hahah
Can't believe we killed him in the firrst thread.

Fuck, hope dragons doesn't have the hots for him yet
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Rolled 13 - 3 (1d20 - 3)

>>2527888
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>>2527892
Anything over a 5 is technically alive, so don't worry too much.
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>>2527896
oh hey a 14, that's like. Kinda alive.
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>>2527893

For what?

>>2527898

Well seems we didn't acicdentally Armsmaster session 2....oh well always the next thread
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Rolled 5 - 3 (1d20 - 3)

>>2527888
It can't happen twice right?
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>>2527898
But if Armsmaster is incapacitated and Lung's fight hasn't happened yet... We might have just fucked the timeline.
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well shit, we might've already altered shit enough that we can't predict it and metagame.
Fucking coolio
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>>2527907

Then we just gotta go there instead of Armsmaster
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Lets put a smile into lungs face
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>>2527913
Our friend Colin here played an important part on Taylor's decision of joining the Undersiders. How are WE supposed to do that?
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>>2527923

I'm not saying we act as a factor in having her join the Undersiders at all
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Armsmaster is dying on the ground in front of you and you're panicking, honestly that kinda should be the expected response. But heroes are meant to help people, a real hero would search for help, or call a doctor. You can help him, you know you can. He has to have supplies on his Bike, Armsmaster has Everything.

But you'll never be a hero now. There's no way anyone will forgive or forget what happened here. So you run.

Witnesses say they couldn't tell whether the unknown Villain was laughing or crying as he fled the scene.
Episode one: Origins.
Fin

Interlude Select
>>The Briefing.
>>Brockton General: Room 201
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>>2527933
>The Briefing.
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>>2527933
>>Brockton General: Room 201

Time to see Armmaster crying over losing to some no name.
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>>2527933

>>Brockton General: Room 201
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>>2527933
>>>The Briefing.
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>>2527933
>>>The Briefing.
>>
Writing The Briefing.
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>The Briefing.
We need to put jokers in our cards and dress like him for intimidation porpoises
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>>2527933
>>The Briefing.
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>>2527948

I'm not feeling too keen on a Joker outfit used before. Wanna try and make something a bit unique you know?
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>>2527950
This
But I can't wouldn't object to multiple costumes
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>>2527933
~If I retreat, words, wars and symphonies~
~Make room we're taking over here~
~You're the galantine, cold and alone, it suits you well~
~Won't find me perching here again~
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Well you boys were predestined for this path. Time to anti villain.
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Dauntless had seen a lot in his time as a Hero, he had fought Lung, the Empire and the Merchants. He had seen the darkest depths of human depravity in the stinking mire that was Brockton's slums and ghettos. And in all that time he had noticed certain patterns, a Villain who defeats a Hero usually either sticks around to gloat and rub salt in the wound, or does their damnedest to finish their victim off. In all his time as a Hero, he'd never seen a villain break down into tears and run away. It made him deeply uncomfortable somewhere far in the back of his mind, where he'd relegated things like fear and doubt. And the damn laughter just made it all worse.

And of course Piggot gives him the worst job, standing there in front of the team and explaining how Colin failed. He was sure that it would continue to build resentment on Armsmaster's end of their relationship and that was a problem that grew worse every day.

The rest of the team was there of course, Velocity, Assualt, Battery and Miss Militia all sat around the conference room table, with Dragon's avatar projected onto a stand bolted near the back of the table.

"Director Piggot apologises for her absence, she's in a call with Director Costa-Brown at the moment and cannot attend. And due to Armsmaster being indisposed I'll be giving our report on the Parahuman designated as Manic. With that out of the way, let's begin."

Dauntless pushes a button on his tablet, and their best shot of the cape in question was projected on the board. It was hard to tell the cape's height due to the angle of the picture, but the figure seemed rather thin where clothing didn't fully obscure. The cape was wearing an old green jumper and navy trousers, along with a beanie hat and long purple scarf that served to hide it's identity.
"The subject is about six foot one and male, any other features are obscured by clothing however he does after playback, appear to have Blonde hair, his beanie slips partway during the chase. We first became aware of this cape yesterday when myself and velocity went to investigate an unusual power grid draw from the dilapidated ACE Chemicals plant near the northern docks, believing it to be a newly triggered Tinker. There we met Rune and were engaged in combat until she escaped, when searching the area we then found Stormtiger, who had several lacerations we now know to be consistent with Manic's Cards, and who upon further examination had been lobotomised with a short blade, most likely a pocket knife. We then took him into custody."

The other heroes are visibly uncomfortable at this point, Miss Militia rubbing the side of her head and Assualt holding Battery's hand under the table.

"Manic claims to have lobotomised Stormtiger in self defence, an unlikely claim but potentially true given what we know of his powers. We know this because seven hours ago, Manic confessed to this action on the PRT Hotline shortly before his altercation with Armsmaster."
Cont
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>>2527950
A good thing there are so many good Jokers to pick from.
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>>2527950
How about a pretty good knockoff?
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>>2527950
Marvel and dc have alot of card capes


We could use gambit and trust the heart of the card
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>>2527950
Here's the perfect suit.
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Shame our chances of being a hero are real low now. We have loved to look like ricochet. We could have kept the laugh and shit talked.
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>>2528088
>We
Yeah sure phone. Put we when I say I.
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>>2528017

>Anti-villainy
>Ever
>Especially from the Joker

>>2528057

>Madder Red

He is a good knock off, and his edge fits right at home with Worm

>>2528088

>Real low now

They were never around
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Velocity pipes up now, finger drumming on the table. "Wait wait wait, how the hell do you cut someone's brain open and remove a specific part without harming the rest of it while the other guy fights back, that's bullshit."

Dauntless sighs and flicks to another slide before answering the question, this slide showing Manic performing a backflip off of a lamp post onto a rooftop. "In addition to his cards and sheer speed, Manic seems to exhibit greatly increased physical dexterity and extremely precise movements. One of our thinkers up in Boston reckons that technically a baseline human could do it, it would just have a ninety nine percent failure rate."

He clears his throat before continuing.
"After Armsmaster's demand for him to stand down he ran, engaging Armsmaster in a short chase along the rooftops. After being forced to the ground he then removed Armsmaster's right arm with one of his cards, playback shows him using it like a knife. He then appeared to panic for a couple of seconds before fleeing he scene. Apparently he was rather distraught. He has been provisionally rated as a Mover 3 for his speed and gymnastic ability, which seem to be slightly above Olympic level, Thinker 3 for his reflexes and Tinker 6 for his cards, which I shall now explain the reasoning for. We have been unable to recover any of these devices due to Manic recovering them, however we have examined the wounds caused by them and discovered that they somehow sever the chemical bonds of whatever they hit through an exotic chemical reaction. The exact Composition is unknown. The Cards themselves are mundane, made of a rare but not unknown alloy called Inconel 939, an experimental superalloy used in manufacturing to resist truly extreme heat and chemical reactions."

"The Wards are not to engage with him, and whenever spotted should call for protectorate backup."

"Any Questions?"

Interlude End
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>>2528106
I got one. How long until shadow stalker disobeys orders and attacks us?
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>>2528106
So as someone who’s never read Worm, translation for the “Tinker X” “Mover T” “Thinker Z” ?
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>>2528120

Soon
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>>2528120
That probably won't end well for her.
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>>2528120
She gon' die.
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>>2528122
http://worm.wikia.com/wiki/Power_classifications
Here you go.
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>>2528122

They're power classifications. Tinkers are guys who're great at making tech with some sort of specification, for example one in the story is able to make super powerful explosives while another does biological horror monsters.

Thinkers are supers that have more brain-based abilities that enhance thinking and senses. An example of this is one in the story has the power to literally see the path to victory.

And Movers are those who's powers are based in movement, momentum, transportation and all that. So someone who can fly, has superspeed or can jump extremely high are Movers
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>>2528122
they are the classifications for powers used by the government. Mover powers are powers like flight or super speed
Tinker powers are people who build shit I:E Iron man
Thinker is mental powers that don't affect others. super reflexes or precognition, seeing the future etc.

The numbers are ratings stating what is recommended to beat that power.
3 is a squad of trained soldiers or law enforcement.
6 is "You need at least one superhero.

10 is "Bring EVERYONE"
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>>2528141
>>2528137
>>2528132
Thanks
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just having some dinner, then we can start on EP2: The Painted smile.
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>>2528106
Lets see, so far our tinker powers can reattach arms and make special alloys. Is our specialty something about, joining molecules or something?
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>>2528200

Or even deeper than that with atoms
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>>2528200
>>2528204
Let me point you to this exchange earlier in the thread with the Entities:
>Far above the earth and some time ago, two great entities are at an impasse.
>[Molecular Processor]

>[Disagreement, Physical Dexterity Package]

>[Low Priority, Probability Of Purpose Fulfilment Low]

>[Useful Data, Untested]

>Both pause for a moment as ideas and arguments are transmitted at the speed of thought. Potential outcomes are calculated and discarded faster than any computer while milliseconds pass.

>[Both]
>[Agreement]
So apparently, we got both a dexterity increase and the ability to manipulate molecules in some way.
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>>2528215

Well if we can manipulate molecules in a way then I have a great many set of things to do
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Barnaby/Manic
Status:Fine
[Need] 12/20
[???] 2/20
Karma:-3
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers.

It is Monday morning in Brockton Bay. After running from a Hero you slept in an old abandoned ship. You stole earlier, You took a wallet from a man distracted by the early morning crowds. This is your life now, the life of a hunted man. You couldn't return home, what if the Protectorate followed you? So many things could go wrong. You need to do something, and the gnawing in the back of your head is getting stronger again.
At least your bruises are gone.

>>Grab some more clothes, It's getting cold soon.
>>Go find some materials to build with, the ship graveyard will be full of stuff to use.
>>You need money, you can take it from criminals or honest men.
>>Write in?
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>>2528274
>>Go find some materials to build with, the ship graveyard will be full of stuff to use.
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>>2528274

Wait where do you live QMman? Also

>>Go find some materials to build with, the ship graveyard will be full of stuff to use.
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>>2528274
How long will it take the PRT to put 2 and 2 together and figure out a kid going missing and a new super showed up around the same time?
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>>2528282
England, but I have a super fucked up sleep cycle.
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>>2528274
>>>Go find some materials to build with, the ship graveyard will be full of stuff to use.
>2
I dont want any of those reach 20

Alright everyone, I want you to look at this picture and memorize it.
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>>2528296

Got it

>>2528302

Yeah, we don't need another moment that's akin to "Let's call the PRT and tell them we lobotomized someone"
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>>2528274
>>You need money, you can take it from criminals or honest men.

Lets fuck over some ABB places
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Steal some stuff from the graveyard.

roll 1d20+1
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Rolled 6 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>2528329
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Rolled 9 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>2528329
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Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>2528329
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>2528329
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Several hours worth of scavenging later, you find yourself the proud new owner of a car battery (Which you found in a boat for some reason?) and several large pieces of metal scrap, which you pull off of an old trawler and drag back to your Hobo hideout. You've got some alright stuff now, but you haven't been able to find any circuitry or wire, which kinda sucks.
At one point you do sneak back home just to grab your card printer machine thing(still needs a name) and take some clothes with you.

By the time you're done, the cacophony inside your mind has risen to a fever pitch, with ideas swirling and pressing against your mind.

You can almost see the formulas.
>>Build something (any ideas?)
>>Go do something else. (Will Save)
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>>2528433
>Upgrade the cardomatic-5000 with the car battery, faster card creation get
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>>2528446
Expanding on this, maybe make a arm mounted card generator if we can do that
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>>2528433
>>>Build something (any ideas?)
Something to improve our mobility, like boots that let us run up walls or a hookshoot.
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Lets make a note for leveling up our Will later, being taken over by the shard is a no-no. Unless we want some bullet induced brain surgery.
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>>2528433
>Make a costume, combat suit.
Subtle if possible
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>>2528465
Oh, just so you know, I'm running on vague mode for stats, basically I have a character sheet here on my computer that I make adjustments to whenever you do something cool or take actions that push your limits.


Also time to choose between the ideas.

>>Something for mobility.
>>Upgrade the CardOmatic-5000
>>Make a costume.
roll d20 and state your choice, highest gets done.
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>>2528450
Supporting
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>2528507
>>Something for mobility.
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>>2528516
holy shit dude.
sniped
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>>2528516
It was about time!
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>>2528516
Well then...that was a thing.
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>>2528507
>>Make a costume
No way I'm getting a matching 20
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>2528507
>Make a costume.
I just got back from work, good to know that I was right about going to the PRT.
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>>2528569
>I just got back from work, good to know that I was right about going to the PRT.
To be fair, the very fact that we called to ask about it might make them give us the benefit of the doubt if we're caught.

Or they'll think we're insane, which unfortunately seems much more likely.
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It's about four in the afternoon by the time you're finished with your newest creation.

[Trickster's Boots]
These are a pair of very nice Snakeskin dress shoes that you found in an old yacht, they have since been reinforced with steel tips and a small thruster on the bottom of their soles allowing you to jump much higher, or even perform rapid manoeuvring in the air, they are powered by kinetic energy dynamos in the heels allowing them to build up charge when walking. They also
CHOOSE ONE
>>have alloy blades that slide out of the front. making them more resistant to damage and allowing kicks to do lethal damage.
>>can release the repulsor thrusters at lower intensities to hover for a few seconds rather than providing a sudden boost.

Barnaby
Status:Hungry
[Need] 0/20
[???] 2/20
Karma:-3
Money: 7 Dollars
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers.
You have ten Alloy Cards and one pair of Trickster's Boots
As your frenzy winds down, you realise that you haven't eaten anything since breakfast yesterday.

>>go get something to eat.
>>Go test your new boots (How?)
>>Write in?
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>>2528580
>>>can release the repulsor thrusters at lower intensities to hover for a few seconds rather than providing a sudden boost.
Haha, we don't need to lacerate more people thank you very much.
>>go get something to eat.
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>>2528580
>>>have alloy blades that slide out of the front. making them more resistant to damage and allowing kicks to do lethal damage.
>>go get something to eat.
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>>2528580
>>have alloy blades that slide out of the front. making them more resistant to damage and allowing kicks to do lethal damage.
Always good to have a trick up your sleeve.
>>go get something to eat
Hit up the dollar menu or something
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>>2528580
>>have alloy blades that slide out of the front. making them more resistant to damage and allowing kicks to do lethal damage.

>>go get something to eat.
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>>2528580

>>Go test your new boots (How?)

Let's use them hover around here for a bit. Then let's go and get something to eat

>>2528575

Either way it was fucking stupid
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>>2528590
>>2528591
>>2528592
More knives, this cannot possibly be a poor decision.

and going to grab some nosh. writing
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>>2528580
>>have alloy blades that slide out of the front. making them more resistant to damage and allowing kicks to do lethal damage.
>Go grab some food, preferably from a local snack van or what have you, cheap and filling
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alright, roll me a d20 for some encounters.
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>>2528608
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>2528608
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>2528608
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>>2528602
Guys...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PL4wUIFU-c
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>>2528616
>Inb4 we end up eating lunch across from Shadow
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>>2528616
Hey it wasn't me this time! Small victories.
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>>2528616
lol
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>>2528598
>Either way it was fucking stupid
Oh, I don't deny it was silly. We should've have either doubled down on surrendering to them, or just gone for avoiding the PRT unless absolutely necessary.
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>>2528623
>Get a hotdog
>The bitches dogs start chasing is for it
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>>2528631
>We accidentally cripple a team of wards because of a hotdog
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>>2528650
>Leviathan shows up early for a bite of our hotdog
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As soon as you confirm that no, your shoes won't explode you head out in search of nourishment, a nearby all day spaghetti buffet place serves your purposes wonderfully.
All you can eat for five bucks is awesome, you'll have to keep this place in mind.
As you settle down with a heaped plate of ravioli, you decide to grab a window seat. You even manage to grab one that has a lovely view of the Bay.

This really is a lovely place.

"So yeah, this place is kind of a Wards favourite, we take all the newbies here."

Cont
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>>2528657
>Scion initiates Golden Morning early due to his newfound love of hot dogs.
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>>2528658
>Wards
OHFUG
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>>2528658
>"So yeah, this place is kind of a Wards favourite, we take all the newbies here."
Huh, wonder who the newb is
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>>2528658
Well >>2528650 almost called it. It's over ravioli not a hotdog
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>>2528658
>we take all the newbies here.

oh gosh, don't be taylor
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>>2528709
We did kind of fuck up Armsmaster ruining her view of the Protectorate.
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>>2528709

Could be Clockblocker
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>>2528658
ohno...
The next few seconds seem to go by in extreme slow motion as you slowly turn your head towards the door, and the entire team of young superheroes walking through it. Yup they're all there, from Vista to Gallant, the entire goddamn contingent of underage protectorate hopefuls comes through the door just in time to see you pull up your scarf.
The same scarf from yesterday, when you crippled Armsmaster.

Yeah, looks like some new ward, He's short and thin, with some kind of weird smiley face motif. This could be bad.
Oh boy, let's try to deescalate this shall we.
You'd probably get pasted in a space this small.

>>Hey guys, you come here too huh?
>>Excuse me, I'll just take my Ravioli and leave.
>>What supervillain hahah.
>>Hi! I'm Manic.
>>Is this your card! -1 Karma
>>Write in.
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>>2528743
>Write-in
Activate boots, go through the window
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>>2528743
>Break the window and flee with our ravioli
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>>2528743
Also how do we know they call us manic?
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>>2528743
>>>Excuse me, I'll just take my Ravioli and leave.
Raviolli raviolli, get out of the storeioli
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>>2528756
it's been all over the newspapers. also on some television stores you walked past. apparently some PRT guy leaked your file on the internet.
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>>2528766
Only the powers and a general description though, you havnt had any trouble since the only thing from yesterday you still wear is the scarf.
And that's just a purple scarf. hasn't even got a design
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but it seems like a consensus for rocket booting away.
roll me a d20+2
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Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>2528782
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Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>2528782
Sorry guys, I gotta blast!
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>>2528789
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>>2528789
NANI
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>2528782
Don't forget your food
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>>2528789
These are some of the most bipolar dice I've ever seen

If nothing else it'll never be boring
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>>2528789
"Watch me Swooce right out."
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"Hey, is that who I think it is?" gallant takes a step back as the group turn to face your direction.

The new guy backs away from you while the others step in and take a loose formation around your stall.

It is at this moment that you make your displeasure known. "Oh come the fuck on, I spent five bucks here, I am OWED some peace and quiet."
You look around at the gathered heroes, taking formations and posturing.
"I guess I'll take my business elsewhere then."
And you boot clockblocker in the face just before activating the thrusters, the repulsor blast sending you flying through the window and out into the street, ravioli perfectly balanced atop your plate.
Clockblocker is sent flying back into his teammates, but you can't keep your eyes on him for long as a moment later Aegis and Gallant burst through the restaurant doors, while Kid Win takes aim at you through the window.
You can see Clockblocker out cold on the table, and Vista seemingly frozen mid hand gesture.

Barnaby
Status:Hungry
[Need] 0/20
[???] 2/20
Karma:-3
Money: 7 Dollars
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers.
You have ten Alloy Cards and one pair of Trickster's Boots
You are balancing a plate of ravioli with your left hand.

[WARDS OST: You Say Run]

>>Keep legging it, your boots haven't recharged yet but you fast as fuck.
>>I saw him at the temple, slaughtering younglings -5 Karma
>>Whoop some ass. [Non Lethally]
>>Intimidate the Children
>>Write in
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>>2528862
>>>Whoop some ass. [Non Lethally]
Remember, using cards on Aegis is fair game.
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>>2528862
>>>Intimidate the Children
We made it out with the Ravioli intact, and by god we'll capitalise on that
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>>2528862
>Keep legging it, your boots haven't recharged yet but you fast as fuck.
And keep eating the ravioli.
Dine and Dash? more like Dash and Dine.
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>>2528862
>>Keep legging it, your boots haven't recharged yet but you fast as fuck.
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>>2528862
>>Whoop some ass. [Non Lethally]
>>Intimidate the Children
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>>2528862
>>Keep legging it, your boots haven't recharged yet but you fast as fuck.
>>And keep eating your ravioli while you run.
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>>2528880
Supporting this. We bought that ravioli and god damnit we are eating it before a capefight ruins our fine meal.
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>>2528890
I’ll change from >>2528889
To >>2528890
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>>2528862
>>Keep legging it, your boots haven't recharged yet but you fast as fuck.
>>
Gotta go fast wins.
[WARDS OST TRANSITIONS TO BENNY HILL THEME]

roll me d20+5
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Rolled 8 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>2528907
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Rolled 7 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>2528907
Ur 2 slow!
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>>2528907
Manic's debut and defeat of Armsmaster 2011 colourised.
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>2528907
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>>2528907
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>>2528915
>>2528916
>>2528935
Is this gonna be the same for all our chase scenes?
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>>2528935
a 14 eh, well that's good enough.
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Rolled 12 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>2528907

Time to waste some dice
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Rolled 13 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>2528907
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>2528907
>>
Eating ravioli sans fork is difficult. Eating ravioli sans fork while parkouring harder than any man has ever parkour-ed before and dodging lasers is even harder, but somehow you manage to do it without ruining your scarf.
You, it must be said are not quite as successful at evading your pursuers. You've left Aegis, Clock and Vista in the dust but Kid Win and gallant are much more difficult to lose.

Because, y'know they can fly.
Also you haven't seen the new kid since the restaurant. Huh

What you have managed to do is lead them far away from their comrades and into the Slums that make up the ABB's main territory.

>>Keep running, you can lose them in here.
>>Ambush them MORTAL KOMBAT
>>Ambush them POTENTIALLY BRUISING COMBAT
>>Lead them into a bunch of gangers or something.
>>Other, Better Ideas go here.
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>>2529003
>>>Keep running, you can lose them in here.
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>>2529003
Are we on the rooftops or ground level?
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>>2529003
>>>Keep running, you can lose them in here.
I don't trust that we'll be able to fight them without hurting them, and if we cause too much trouble for the ABB they may come after us.
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>>2529016
You are capable of transferring between the two pretty much seamlessly. so it doesn't really matter.
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>>2529003
>>Keep running, you can lose them in here.
>>
Go EVEN FASTER

Roll me d20+3 now.
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Rolled 18 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>2529034
NYOOOOOOM
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>>2529039
holy shit anon

we need two more rolls for checking for ones, but still. GOOD SHIT
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Rolled 19 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>2529034
WEEEEE
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Rolled 5 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>2529034
SPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED
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>>2529003
>>Lead them into a bunch of gangers or something.
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>>2529039
AND THIS
>>2529047
IS TO GO EVEN FURTHER
>>2529053
beyond
writing
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Rolled 7 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>2529034
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>>2529047
Clearly sonic is our spirit animal
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>>2529073
Clearly
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>>2529039
>>2529047
Nice.
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>>2527229
Ellisburg, New York
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You quickly Duck down into the streets of Brockton's own little china, and deftly weave in between people, carts and buildings until you're sure that you've lost them.
OK, so the shoes definitely work, that's certainly a plus also you just got away from a full team of superheroes.
Even if they were kid heroes.
And you only had to kick one of the children. All in all a good day.
It's starting to get later now, so you head back towards your hideout and get ready to do something, You aren't quite tuckered out yet.

You could
>>Get an early night's sleep. +1 to all rolls tomorrow.
>>Do some more Tinkering?
>>Try and make better tools?
>>Upgrade your Hideout.
Currently consists of a shitty bed made of old blankets
>>Go out and fight Crime?
>>Go out and do Crime?

Barnaby
Status:Fine
[Need] 3/20
[???] 2/20
Karma:-2
Money: 2 Dollars
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers.
You have ten Alloy Cards and one pair of Trickster's Boots
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>>2529207
>>>Go out and fight Crime?
Since we are in chinatown, now would be a good time to fuck over the ABB, take their money and maybe up our karma?
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>>2529207
>Go out and fight Crime?

With our odds it will go wrong in the worst way possible, but fuck it. Maybe we can do some good for once.
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>>2529217
Ok we are at the hideout, but I want revenge to the ABB anyways.
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>>2529207
>>>Get an early night's sleep. +1 to all rolls tomorrow.
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>>2529207
>>Get an early night's sleep. +1 to all rolls tomorrow.
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>>2529219
And hey, doing some of this before another encounter with the PRT might get them to think we aren't just a complete off-balance psychopath.
>>
two for an early night, and two for trying our best to be a hero
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>>2529207

>>Get an early night's sleep. +1 to all rolls tomorrow.

Best do so for a bonus.

>>2529248

I think our perspective of the PRT is a little altered by this point
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>>2529253

You know may as well ask, how many days has it been or before since Taylor's tigger event?
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>>2529267
Come on man, no metagaming.
We are already gonna do that alot without meaning to.
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>>2529258
Okay, so no we're being a good boy and getting a good night's sleep.
fair enough
writing

>>2529267
Taylor in canon goes out and fights Lung in five days time.
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>>2529277
but this is not canon, a dangerous new parahuman is out and about kicking Ward ass and taking names so eh?
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>>2529276

It doesn't hurt to ask considering we've managed to fuck the timeline well so far. Besides not like we're in canon
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>>2529286
I hope we are fast enough to outrun bugs.
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>>2529301
Or we could buy bug spray and upgrade it into Super Bug Spray™
We could make other kinds of sprays too, like laughing gas.
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>>2529301

Who says that we're going to end up having to fight Skitter? Hell could end up becoming partners with her

Am I doing this to waifu Taylor you ask? Eh, a bit
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>>2529318
We've already locked ourself out of Taylor route with what we did to Armmaster.
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>>2529325
Nah, we just start at minus ten for all hero relationships.
Like if you started with all your S-links inverted in a Persona Game.
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>>2529325

I say who knows? Besides, what kind of asshole would lock out a potential waifu for fucking up a guy we didn't know she looked up to in self-defense to get away?

Aside from SOM
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>>2529332

>Minus to all hero relationships

I'd say who cares but. Then that means we're on bad terms with Clockblocker, Assault and Battery
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>>2529318
>Not pursuing Tattletale
We are pretty much a villain, and at this point Taylor is aiming to be a hero. Now, wouldn't it be a good way to start your carreer catching the guy who almost killed the leader of Brockton Bay Protectorate Team?
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>>2529348

I only said kinda for waifuing Taylor, mainly just wanted to get into some shenanigans with her. Tattletale is the true waifu
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>>2529358
The things we could make if we combined abilities
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>>2529371

Exactly
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>>2529358
Treachery !
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>>2529334
Can you really say it was self defense when he wasn't looking to hurt us, only take us in? I don't think so.

>>2529358
Tattletale is also asexual and impossible to waifu.
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>>2529382

Is it so wrong I keep my waifu options open?
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>>2529386

We'd be in the same area as Shadow Stalker, that's a good enough reason for self-defense. And you're not gonna stop me from trying to waifu the best girl in the series with that
>>
Another Day in the War that Never Ends.
Tuesday the uh, you're not good with calendars.

Barnaby
Status:Well Rested
[Need] 4/20
[???] 2/20
Karma:-2
Money: 2 Dollars
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers.
You have ten Alloy Cards and one pair of Trickster's Boots

You awaken early in the morning, Heavy raindrops echo through the metal hull of your ship. you made sure there weren't that many leaks but still, it's kinda irritating.
Well add that to the bucket list.

>>Do some tinkering? [Reduces Need]
>>Go and explore the city [Random Encounters]
>>Go and stop some Crime [Can get Money, sway Public Opinion, Earn Karma]
>>Go and do some Crime [Get's more Money usually, Lose Karma, Raise City Tension]
>>Fix Hideout [Will Necessitate a Scavenging Trip]
>>Find Food
>>Write In?
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>>2529386
Boy, this series is all about winning against all odds. Waifuing Tattletale cant be as hard as all that other stuff.
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>>2529399
>>>Go and stop some Crime [Can get Money, sway Public Opinion, Earn Karma]
We need money for ravioli
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>>2529402
If you roll another natural twenty right now, Barnaby will be the most sexually vanilla man in existence, and as such be capable of waifuing tats.
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>>2529386
At no point did he try to deescalate the situation. He yanked us off a rooftop and then came at us with his halberd. There were a lot better ways he could have tried. Also asexual doesn't mean aromantic.
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>>2529301
The problem isn't outrunning bugs but hiding from them. Skitter can barrow bug senses.

>>2529343
At this point both the villains and heroes hate us.

Our first villain debut was the lobotomizing villain with a pocket knife.

Our heroic debut was baiting Armsmaster into a trap and cutting his arm off. Before running away laughing and crying.

Next thing you know we encounter young heroes while eating dinner and outrun them while eating ravioli as if it were nothing.

By all rights, we look like a fucking lunatic who does whatever he wants and doesn't take sides.
>>
>>2529399
>Find Food
>Fix Hideout [Will Necessitate a Scavenging Trip]
Let’s not make to much of a scene
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>2529407
Watch this.
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>>2529399
>>>Go and stop some Crime [Can get Money, sway Public Opinion, Earn Karma]
>>
>>2529399
>Get a better mask or face covering
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>>2529415
Well, it was worth the try. Let's go for the Rachel route instead.
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>>2529415
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>2529399

>>Go and explore the city [Random Encounters]

Whatever happens happens.

>>2529405

I says can get money. Not will.

>>2529411

I think you got those in a different order

>>2529407

Watch me
>>
>Go and stop some Crime [Can get Money, sway Public Opinion, Earn Karma]
Ravioli Ravioli give me the moneyoli.
>>
Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>2529407
Just to save us from the worst waifu of them all.
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>>2529399
>>Go and stop some Crime [Can get Money, sway Public Opinion, Earn Karma]
>>
three votes for being a crime stopper.
Let's be Good GuysTM

Roll me a d20-2
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>>2529396
Not only is that meta knowledge, which Taylor doesn't even know yet, but no an entirely different hero in the wards, separate from the protectorate, is not a reason to maim Armsmaster.

>>2529410
False. He grabbed us with the cable to keep us from running, then asked us to surrender while keeping his halberd ready in case we attacked him. We then proceeded to justify that by attacking him.
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Rolled 11 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>2529436
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Rolled 1 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>2529436
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Rolled 2 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>>2529436
So who are we accidentally maiming today? Also is the +1 from sleeping early factored in?
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Rolled 17 - 2 (1d20 - 2)

>Everyone choosing to stop crime

I'd normally say fuck being a morally ambiguous villain/a hero since goddamn it there's too many quest that have those and we need a change of pace. But eh

>>2529436
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>>2529441
We can't do anything right.
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>>2529441

....Can we get a change to d100s QMman? Because at this rate we're gonna be fucking dead before this thread is done
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I'm going to sleep. When I wake up tomorrow I better not come back to find out you fuckers waifu'd collateral damage barbie or someone equally as shitty.
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>>2529441
>>2529444
>Local maniac ruins everything. Steals entire city's supply of pasta.
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>>2529448
Fuck, thats not the pic I wanted.
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>>2529448

Not heroism in any case

>>2529452

With all the 1s we're rolling we'll be fucking dead so don't worry about it
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>>2529444
this is a karma roll, sleeping in doesn't make you luckier.
unfortunately.

writing.
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>>2529441
I.
Fucking.
Called it.
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>>2529437
We called in saying we were a fresh cape and we're worried we fucked up. They did absolutely nothing to assuage that fear and we justifiably ran and were attacked.

Maybe instead of trying to immediately capture us they could have tried talking us down? Plus don't most capes get their powers when they're young? Shouldn't they know that?
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>>2529458
Do you ever stop crying?
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>>2529455
That wasn't either, fuck this.
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>>2529454
If only we got that hotdog instead
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>>2529465
we're all on the same quest here, so can you not instigate problems with your fellas qsters
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>>2529464
They did handle that pretty foolishly. Shoulda had the receptionist keep us on the phone and reassure us while Army moved in to apprehend us secretly.
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>>2529471
I just hate him so much. Fucking tripfags.
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>>2529469
>Local maniac weaponizes hotdogs, city in ruins, casualties sky high.
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>>2529473
Pretty much. That's like cop 101
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>>2529481
>States he only wanted to make a better bun
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>>2529461

What did you call?

>>2529478

>Muh tripfags are the worst! Argument

Did you know regular anons can be just as and sometimes even more cancerous?
>>
>>2529478
ehr. depends of the tripfag. Chaos is alright, I don't blame him for wanting some variation (pretty sure he did that on boku no hero quest? idk I see him on some quest usually)
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>>2529488
>>2529219
>>
>>2529500

Yeah, and sorry for not continuing on that Hero Aca quest. Mix of real life catching up to me then and lack of real motivation for it
>>
A wild lung appears
[pokemon battle music]
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>>2529512

Or Hookwolf
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>>2529512
>Cut off his arm
>Grows into another Lung
>Still no hotdog
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>>2529508
Nha, it's fine mate, sometimes life catches up.
I kinda stopped reading midway desu, no clue really why.
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ALRIGHT, THIS IS IT.
Your chance to show the world how heroic you can truly be. you have some sexy shoes, and you're ready to kick ass. The PRT may not call you a Hero, but the best revenge is a good life and it's time to prove them wrong.
And maybe also loot some money.

You spend some time walking the mean streets, Gang members and capes are suspiciously absent, you even go pretty far into Empire territory without seeing any actual gang members.

Might as well head to the boardwalk then, see if anything's going on there.

And then you turn the corner onto Main Street.
The entire cape rosters of the Protectorate, New Wave and Empire 88 are on opposite sides of the street, the PRT affiliates with their backs to what appears to be a prisoner transport van, while the Empire capes are on the other side of the street.
And then there's you, smack bang in the middle.

Oh hey, Armsmaster's back. Good to see him up and about.
Hey do you think he has a robot arm?

The two sides pause in their posturing as they begin to recognise your presence.

Barnaby
Status:Hungry
[Need] 0/20
[???] 2/20
Karma:-3
Money: 7 Dollars
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers.
You have ten Alloy Cards and one pair of Trickster's Boots

>>Hey guys, what's happening?
>>Back away from imminent Death.
>>Throw a Card. (At Who? Literally just name a Cape belonging to one of the mentioned factions, they're all there.)
>>Just ignore me Guys, I'm only here for some lunch.
>>Write in.
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>>2529512
>Imb4 we accidentally cripple him and he develops a phobia of us.
>>
>>2529520
>>Back away from imminent Death.
Just walk away
>>
>>2529520

>>Just ignore me Guys, I'm only here for some lunch.

If they're not having it then we run
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>>2529520
>>>Back away from imminent Death.
Fuck that
>>
>>2529520
>>Write in.
"I knew i should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque."
>>
>>2529520
>>just ignore me guys, I'm just here for some lunch
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>>2529531
>>2529535
supporting.
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>>2529520
>"...Oh come *ON!*"
>Back away from imminent Death.
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>>2529520
Wait if all of 88 are there why don't we go rob some of their stuff?
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>>2529520
>>>Back away from imminent Death.
>>
> laugh really hard and start throwing card at the german cosplayer
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>>2529520
>tfw they assume we're a fucking cannibal
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>>2529520
>>2529535
And
>Just ignore me Guys, I'm only here for some lunch.
>Laughter.
>>
Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>2529407
Let me try.
>>
>>2529544

Nigger. Why?
>>
The first to three was Grab a bite to eat and maybe watch the chaos.

roll me a d20-4
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>>2529520
>Back away from imminent Death.
Can we go lethal force on the ABB yet?
They took our arm for fucks sakes
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Rolled 20 - 4 (1d20 - 4)

>>2529554
>>
Rolled 6 - 4 (1d20 - 4)

>>2529554
Fucking bullshit
>>
>>2529555
to be fair, you took it back.
>>2529557
HAHAHAHAHAH
>>
>>2529551
We have a reputation to uphold or the ciaphas cain effect
>>
>>2529555

Hey, we put it back on

>>2529557

Praise the Dark Gods this day. We get dinner and a show
>>
Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>2529557
you, I like you.
>>2529554
>>
>>2529557
By Scion and Eden.
We should start considering 1d100, this is getting ridiculous.
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>>2529557
>Our laughter is so creepy nobody does anything as we go grab a seat and some chips.
>>2529566
Nah, keep it like this, it's hilarious.
>>
>>2529488
You're particularly bad, even for tripfags.
>>
Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>2529407
worth a shot desu
>>
>>2529557
We either get nat 20's, or nat 1's. What the fuck is with these dice?
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>>2529566
D100s are the worst
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>>2529563

Boy, there's time for that later. But it isn't the goddamn time to provoke a fight with literally the near entirety of Brockton Bay's parahumans.

>>2529569

My boy, you haven't met Blik
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>>2529590
I have, he sees sense at least sometimes.
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>>2529599

>Sometimes
>>
You Are Kaiser
and you are confused.
You expected the madman to move against you yes, but not this early. And the sheer gall, to walk up to you in front of all your servants and-
"Excuse me, sorry."

He just sort of pushes past you into a small cafe. You're too shocked for words. How dare he.

Well at least he isn't getting involved.

You are Barnaby Campbell AKA Manic, and you just lifted Kaiser's wallet off of him right under the nose of not only himself, but his entire cabal. You're feeling pretty happy with yourself to be honest.

That's almost [+200 Dollars]
huh, you'd expect a guy like that to carry more.

And so you sit down, and order lunch, a Bagel BLT and a coke. then you get ready to watch the sparks fly.

From a safe distance several feet. It's nice enough out now that you feel fine with sitting out the front, watching as the two sides psych themselves up to an inevitable conclusion.

Assault insults Hookwolf, Purity calls Brandish a Whore and Here we Go.

>>Just watch, you might pick up something useful.
>>Chuck a card in, after it starts up proper. [who?]
>>Write in
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>>2529618
>>Just watch, you might pick up something useful.
>>
>>2529618

>>Just watch, you might pick up something useful.

Time we take proper notes on everyone here. This is a big opportunity here
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>>2529618
>Just watch
>Take bets from the diner's patrons for dirtiest shot, first down, etc.
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>>2529618
>>Just watch, you might pick up something useful.
Keep an eye out for any toys that we might be able to grab after
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>>2529618
They're both just going to ignore us? Ok, I guess.

>>Chuck a card in, after it starts up proper. [who?]

Go for Armsmaster's robot arm.
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>>2529618
Hey purity, wanna bang?!
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>>2529618
>Just watch, you might pick up something useful.
>Provide sport commentary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgPKOLOpOUY
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Just watch selected.
take bets Y/N?
Heckle Y/N?
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>>2529618
>Purity calls Brandish
dude
>Purity vs Lady Photon
>Cricket vs Brandish
are the superior matchups
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>>2529633
>Hey Purity, get back to my ship as soon as possible. We'll bang, okay?
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>>2529637
>Y
>Y
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>>2529637
take bets YES
Heckle YES
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>>2529637

>Y
>Y

>>2529638

Too late now, but hey maybe they'll change fight partners
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>>2529637
>N
>Y
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>>2529637
Y
Y
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>>2529637
>Y
>Y
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>>2529637
Goddamn I wanted to maim Crusader
>Y
>Y
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Take bets and heckling selected.
writing
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>>2529637
Y
Y
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>>2529653
No sport commentary?
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>>2529656

While that's fine. It's better to be Shao Khan
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>>2529660
I disagree, i think it'd be funnier to commentate like its a sport.
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>>2529668

Both have their benefits. I just lean towards Shao Khan since it requires less moment to moment commentary
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>>2529668
We could do both. Play-by-play while talking a lot of shit.
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Let’s steal some phone and stream our commentary to this version of YouTube
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>>2529656
Only if we go full Doc Emric , SCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR with it.
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>>2529702
Yes.
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"Hey L33T!"
"What"
The older of the two pokes his head around the door, a wide grin of excitement on his face.
"Dude you have to see this."

"And they're off! The two opposing sides crash together, lasers and containment foam and bullets just going absolutely everywhere it's a tremendous sight watching these wonderful experienced capes work. And very informative too, for example if you take a look at the back there you'll see that Victor has a rather amusing habit of forgetting when he's surrounded, I expect it might be all the snipers he's vampired giving him tunnel vision or something. See look , there's Our Lady Of Collatoral Damage behind him and OH MY GOD THE STONE COLD STUNNER FROM BEHIND, SOMEBODY CALL OTHALA COS' HE'S NOT GETTING UP OTHERWISE."

About a minute in you had a great idea, and so far it seems to be working, the internet loves you, at least so far.

"Armsmaster, the FUCKING NEERD, Coming up now to challenge Menja... or is it fenja? I dunno but it's not going OOOHH, that was a nasty spike from Kaiser. Looks like he doesn't appreciate when you get handsy with his girls although to be fair, does he really need both of them? I don't think so. Ah there we have Alabaster, nice suit that, shame about the person in it. He's headed up to Dauntless and... yeah that's what we all expected really i think. Hope he lands somewhere nice. If you Look up now you'll see Photon Milf and the
Racist Semen Demon battling it out in the skies, what is it about large breasted women and flying laser Fights that go together so well. I'll answer that, it's the Jiggle-physics hahaha. Aw man this is good shit. Ah, Alabaster's back folks and this time he looks mad. wonder how he'll die this time."

It is at this moment that a somewhat intoxicated man interjects. "I've got twenty bucks that say he's collateral from Kaiser or Hookwolf."

"I'm pretty sure that's cheating, everything is collateral to Hookwolf."

"I think It's winding down folks, Looks like the Empire have Stormtiger free and that's their objective, now they just have to make it out of here."

>>A well placed cut makes all the difference.
>>Commentators are supposed to be impartial.
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

>>2529735

I can go either way so, time for dice.

>1. Cut
>2. Let them go
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>>2529735
>>>A well placed cut makes all the difference.
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>>2529735
>>Commentators are supposed to be impartial.
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>>2529735
>>>A well placed cut makes all the difference.

I'd finish off storm tiger, kind of fucked up letting the bastard live as an invalid
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>>2529735
>>Commentators are supposed to be impartial.
Not sure why we'd want to do anything. We're currently in that sweet spot of not quite being in the shit list of either faction.
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>>2529742
>>2529745
>The edgefags vote for letting them go.
What in the world.
>>
writing impartiality.
nicely done lads
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>>2529735
>A well placed cut makes all the difference.
"Ok everyone, it's time for a game of SPECTATORS INTERVENTION! In this game you beautiful folks at home get to vote on who gets a nasty SURPRISE!
>Vote now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wi8Fv0AJA4
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>>2529758

We lobotomized him didn't we? Even if he's healed up we could just remind him of that every time we see him.

>>2529766

Too little too late I'm afraid
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>>2529758
See >>2529752
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"And I think that's it for tonight ladies and gentlemen, I shall maybe be here the next time something cool happens, this is Manic signing off."

The last few words there are given at a sprint, as the remaining heroes are beginning to get up and about courtesy of panacea, and you have no intention of being outnumbered by a team of angry, depressed superheroes with chips on their shoulders, so you are also disappearing into the lanes and back alleys of the City.

+1 Karma
Public Opinion now Confused.
You are now Well Known.
+180 Dollars

It is now about three O'clock in the afternoon

Barnaby
Status:Well Rested
[Need] 6/20
[???] 2/20
Karma:-1
Money: 182 Dollars
Current power Understanding: Superhuman Gymnast and Tinker powers.
You have ten Alloy Cards and one pair of Trickster's Boots

You awaken early in the morning, Heavy raindrops echo through the metal hull of your ship. you made sure there weren't that many leaks but still, it's kinda irritating.
Well add that to the bucket list.

>>Do some tinkering? [Reduces Need]
>>Go and explore the city [Random Encounters]
>>Go and stop some Crime [Can get Money, sway Public Opinion, Earn Karma]
>>Go and do some Crime [Get's more Money usually, Lose Karma, Raise City Tension]
>>Fix Hideout [Will Necessitate a Scavenging Trip]
>>Find Food
>>Write In?
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>>2529774
>We lobotomized him didn't we? Even if he's healed up we could just remind him of that every time we see him.
If he gets freed we should look straight at him and start laughing, the same exact laughter he heard when we lobotomized him. I wanna see if we can give him PTSD.
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>>2529792
>Do some tinkering? [Reduces Need]
I want to make laughing gas.
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>>2529792
>>>Fix Hideout [Will Necessitate a Scavenging Trip]
>>
At the moment yeah but prt is still out for us, unlike the 88.

Eitherway we shouldn't be fucking with either if possible and go fuck up the ABB.
They took our arm and the fucks are probably doing that to people all the time.
They need to be stopped, robbed and killed
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>>2529792
>>>Do some tinkering? [Reduces Need]
or/and
>>Do a Scavenging Trip.
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>>2529800
Yes
Supporting this
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>>2529792
>>Fix Hideout [Will Necessitate a Scavenging Trip]

If we can get it stealthed and flying later on then that'd just be perfect
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>>2529752

>>Do some tinkering? [Reduces Need]
And of course
>A scavenging trip

>Public Opinion now Confused.

Feels pretty good man
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>>2529808
I agree with fucking with the ABB, but i want to go do that with joker gadgets.
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Tinkering selected, after this tinkering action you will need to go scavenging for more parts.

Random tinkering or
Any ideas?
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>>2529826
We've got offense with the cards, so some kind of armor?
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>>2529826

A costume
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>>2529826
Random
>>2529819
maybe if we get & keep karma on 0 it will stay like that
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>>2529826
Laughing Gas! Fear Gas! All kinds of Gasses to effect people in weird ways!
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>>2529833
I agree a costume and armor maybe.
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>>2529835

Considering our luck, I'd rather not roll to make the Joker's laughing gas or Scarecrow's fear gas. You know?

>>2529838

No reason the costume can't be armor
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>>2529826
Gloves that retrieve our cards telekinetically
>>
Alright, cut off point for ideas is now

say what you're rolling for and roll a d20, highest roll get's built

>>Costume/ armour
>>Gas of some kind.
>>gloves to control the cards
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>>2529845
>>Costume/ armour
>>
Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>2529845
>>2529848

Hit enter too soon
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>2529845
>>Costume/ armour

Another idea i had for later, a wrist mounted device that cuts our cards into strips and shoots them.
a good surprise, ambush weapon
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>2529845

>>Costume/ armour
>>
Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>2529845
>>>gloves to control the cards
Nat 20 number 3 here I come
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>>2529850
wat
stop critting wtf
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>2529833
>>2529838
What kind of costume?
>Imb4 we use whatever clothes we find so we look like a walking fashion disaster.
>>2529842
>Considering our luck, I'd rather not roll to make the Joker's laughing gas or Scarecrow's fear gas. You know?
Nope, i want laughing gas, getting a low roll on that would be a bonus.
Just imagine the horrible inventions we could make.
>>2529845
>Gas of some kind.
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>>2529850
Goddamn we are gonna be fucking hardcore even with our rather mediocre powerset, aren't we?
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>2529845
>>>Costume/ armour
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>>2529850
Oh lord, did we just make some kind of Lupin III suit filled with gadgets?
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>>2529860
We'll never be on the level to fight Endbringers but I bet we could give the nine a run for their money.
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>>2529850
>>2529855
>>2529860
>>2529866
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>>2529855

Don't blame us blame the dice. As for my idea I was thinking of some armor based on Madder Red. Complete with with loaded card launchers

>>2529857

Believe me, I wanna get in some Joker tech too as much as the next guy. Just rather have it not be our only thing, considering that our tinker power is based on dicking about with molecules to make shit.

>>2529866

We made Iron Man armor that looks like a jester outfit probably
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>>2529869
>The Jack slash virgin walk.
>The Chad maniac stride.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV2ViNJFZC8
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>>2529872
>Believe me, I wanna get in some Joker tech too as much as the next guy. Just rather have it not be our only thing, considering that our tinker power is based on dicking about with molecules to make shit.
I can agree with that, which is why i want more than just one kind of mind altering gas.
One application of our molecule manipulation is a Mega-glue we could use that for all sorts of plans.
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>>2529860
OP called it mediocre, but I'm pretty sure he was just saying that so anons could feel proud they were effortlessly beating top capes with only an average power. Pretty sure the fact that we can make notAdamantium puts us near or at the top, not to mention our physical abilities.
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>>2529869

Well QMman did say that while our tinker shit is weak in comparison to Bonesaw or Hero. We're versatile. Now who else is considered weak but versatile in this series? I'll give a hint, she has some bugs.

>>2529883

If we're to look to another villain who could manipulate molecules. Then I say look no further than Apocalypse, or Molecule Man. The latter got into some pretty wacky bullshit with how good he could do it
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>>2529893
Oh shit i just had a brilliant idea for our molecule manipulation power!
Pocket sand/dust.
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>>2529893
>>2529897
We can also weaponize liquids, make toy water guns seriously dangerous in our hands!
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>>2529897
Rusty shackleford strikes again
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>>2529897
A weapon to surpass metal gear
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>>2529897
>>2529903

I've done pocket sand in another quest before. It led to shit times. How you ask? Anons decided to spam it in any fight possible no matter how many times it failed, thank fuck it's over now.
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I like the idea of a half mask as our face armor that is shaped like our manic grin.
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>>2529908
Spamming things constantly always ruins the fun.
What about water guns? Or pebbles?
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>>2529911
I really like the Madder Red costume Chaos suggested.
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>>2529912

Water guns filled with acid or on contact superpoison is pretty Shadowruny. Pebbles? Eh. I dunno. I just have a really terrible feeling about some shit that's just a joke item getting spammed non-stop. And danke for agreeing on the costume
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>>2529916
Fair enough I just dont like lift a costume from some other IP and go this is our characters now. I prefer an "original" costume.
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>>2529924
>I just have a really terrible feeling about some shit that's just a joke item getting spammed non-stop.
I agree, which is why i want to make tons of joke weapons so we don't end up just spamming one or going the boring route of just using generic cape gadgets.
What about inconspicuous toy robots that are also bombs? like nutcrackers?
>>
Crit tinkering, let's fucking go.
You pull together as much of your old clothing as you can, rendering it down to the constituent atoms. by making some minor changes to the molecule manipulators in your card printer you allow it to create a fabric consisting of extremely small patches of Inconel. You then change the output so that instead of printing uniform cards, it prints sheets that are then layered and cut into specific shapes. this allows a much more versatile (and also larger scale) set of construction orders to be given.

six hours later you have your first 3D printed outfit.
[Madman's Garb]
Modelled after a straitjacket with some minor changes, the torso of this jacket is heavily reinforced with Inconel, making the central covering heavy, but almost indestructible. The straps are used to secure the jacket tightly against the frame of the wearer, spreading the weight throughout the body and making it much easier to move in than it other wise would be.
The arms, while seeming to be simple cloth, are actually reinforced with small powered frames that somewhat magnify the strength of the wielder. not to superhuman levels but to the level of a semi professional weightlifter. The wearer will be significantly stronger than a baseline human civilian.

In addition you have created a full face helmet, modeled after a demented jester, it itself has no special abilities beyond concealing the face of the wearer, but the "Hair" of the jester contains open space for all manner of future upgrades.
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>>2529938

I kinda wanna go a mix of both joke weapons and some regular tinker gadgets since shit nothing wrong with just having a couple of simple things to go with joke weapons.

And toy robot bombs would be pretty good.
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>>2529948
Indestructible by mundane technology rather, a tijnker could build something to break it.
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>>2529955
>I kinda wanna go a mix of both joke weapons and some regular tinker gadgets since shit nothing wrong with just having a couple of simple things to go with joke weapons.
What kind of simple things? Like shivs and stuff? I was planning on making some.
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>>2529948

Shame we can't have super strength enhancement yet oh well. It'll come

>>2529968

Well, by simple things I mean making guns worth of Russian Overkill along with a few shenanigans worthy melee weapons
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>>2529948
Boom, a worthy picture
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Alright, I'm going to sleep for a couple of hours, I'll probably be back in less than 4 or 5.
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>>2529977
>Well, by simple things I mean making guns worth of Russian Overkill along with a few shenanigans worthy melee weapons
Oh yea definitely, i'm actually planning on making us carry some discreet weapons like pistols, small submachine guns and shivs on our body, while some of our wackier gadgets like water guns are built cheap and disposable.
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>>2529977
>>2529995
Basically we'll be a walking toy store with actual weapons underneath.
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>>2530000

Fine enough, let's just not get too caught up in the toy weapons deal in case some kid manages to come across one of our tinker tech deals. Not that I give a shit that we'd actually end up killing a kid but, it'd really hurt our reputation and would lead to anyone outside of the S9 to start demanding us to be tortured to death
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>>2530008
>Fine enough, let's just not get too caught up in the toy weapons
That i disagree with, i want to go crazy with the toy weapons, i'm having actual fun coming up with these weapons.
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>>2530013

Fair enough, you come up with toy weapons for fun times and I'll come up with some other ways that we can apply this molecule manipulating tinker fun, and probably some ways of how to copy some other capes abilities using our tech. Deal?
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>>2530027
Deal.

Gonna make a list so i can keep track of my ideas.
>Laughing Gas! Fear Gas! All kinds of Gasses to effect people in weird ways!
>Lupin III gadgets to evade capture/restrictions.
>Pocket dust.
>Various liquids.
>Water guns for our liquids.
>Toy bombs.
>Toy BANG! pistol, looks exactly like a real one we have so we can switch between them.
>Toy boxing glove that is also a power fist.
>Joy Buzzer that can switch between harmless and high voltage.
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>>2530063
One more.
>Singular/Bouquet of squirt flowers that squirt our liquids.
>>
Didn't anyone like my needle slinger idea?
Figured people would love to add another range option. specially since its perfect for surprises.
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>>2530076
Are you talking about this one you suggested earlier? >>2529850
I like the idea of adding another range option, but id much rather prefer making darts instead of a card cutting device.
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>>2530063
>>2530068

You know I think with enough dicking around we could make some electromagnetism manipulating gloves. And that shit's fun in lots of ways, shame Magneto doesn't use it in more creative ways full force
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>>2529916
>Chaos suggested
Pic related. My ID changed because I have to travel at work.

>>2530013
I like having a mix. I'd rather not lean completely on being a joke expy.
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>>2530068
>Not having fire flowers

Not having a 'surprise slingshot' which shoots pellets full of surprises(like ground glass and failed toxic tinker substances) and custom grenades.

Not having a missile launcher which goes shoots out a flag that says 'bang' which is a cover for the fact that the missile launcher IS the missile before it shoots off.

Not having Borderlands 2 explosive tediore guns.

Not attaching our strange metal creator to a gun and feeding it junk to shoot bullets.

Not creating a toy cupid crossbow with customizable bolts.
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>>2530115
Thank you for joining me in making crazy weapons, those are great ideas.
I was planning on having the quirt flower/s squirt napalm but then i though "Why just napalm?"
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>>2530123
Add a Beam Katana for the laughs.
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>>2530123
I like the idea of having some decently lethal weapons as a deterrent but when shit is really going down we bust out some serious hardware.

The only kinda neat idea I can think of would be a way to have some kind of gas coming off of our outfit in small amounts so as were fighting or running it's slowly messing with our opponents without being too overt
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>>2530148
>The only kinda neat idea I can think of would be a way to have some kind of gas coming off of our outfit in small amounts so as were fighting or running it's slowly messing with our opponents without being too overt
We can have our Jester hair do that. >>2529948
>In addition you have created a full face helmet, modeled after a demented jester, it itself has no special abilities beyond concealing the face of the wearer, but the "Hair" of the jester contains open space for all manner of future upgrades.
Plus just using gas grenades and water guns. There are a bunch of ways we can deliver a biological/chemical payload.
>>
New idea.
Toy teeth that act like bear traps, can have their teeth coated in chemicals or made into bombs.
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