Your name is Sean Clayton aka Adjutant Tango, aka Gunsmoke. After a meeting with a representative from the shadowy corporation Marshall, Carter, and Dark, you agreed to participate in a heist on the Gotham Museum of Natural History. Before meeting your “team”, you crafted your identity as Gunsmoke, in an attempt to preserve your own identity’s anonymity. During the heist, you were attacked by Batgirl, which led to you kneecapping her before rescuing a captured member of your team. Afterwards, you began your first real experimentation with magic, with the aid of Set.> Hello everyone, and welcome back to DC: Henchman Quest! My name is AxisQM, and I hope you all enjoy. As a disclaimer, I’m a rookie QM, so I may experiment / modify the systems a bit to see what works best.Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/SiZQYLaULink to Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3865692/
>>3896633As you sit, you can still feel a tingling in your hand from when you channeled your storm magic into a lightning bolt.Set assured you that unlocking new spells requires drastically more effort than using ones you’ve already learned, so thankfully it won’t be as straining out in the field.> “By the way Set, I was meaning to ask, did you ever rejoin with your original body or what?”“Yeah, I managed to put myself back together, but I also figured I might as well keep a sliver of me around to keep an eye on you. Can’t let my protégé get fragged without me knowing.”> “Protégé?”“I’ll be honest kid, you’ve got some real talent and you’re not afraid of getting your hands dirty. I can respect that. So I’ve decided that every now and again, maybe I’ll drop by and show you a thing or two. Keep you on your toes at the very least. Anyway, I got stuff to do, so I’ll catch you later.”With that, Set disappears in another bright flash.You hear Jack calling your name, “Sean, have you finished with your associate? Come by the parlor when you can, I’ve got some work for you!”Guess there’s no rest for the wicked.You meet Jack in the elegantly furnished parlor.“So how did the session go? Set behave himself?”> “Yeah, and he taught me a few tricks”, you say as you summon a bolt of electricity before dispelling it.“Amazing, I always knew you had some magical potential because of the Claw, but not at such a level! In any case, I have an assignment for you. I’m currently hot on the trail of another artifact of interest, and a broker I know has information I need. However, he’s not interested in normal forms of payment.In exchange for the information, he wants some experimental weapons tech from the S.T.A.R Labs branch in Gotham, codenamed HEPHAESTUS. Your objective is to steal it and perform the hand-off with the broker. You’ve done well up to this point, Sean, but this will be a tough one.”Seems like you have two choices. Either you can attempt to break into S.T.A.R Labs itself, or you can find a way to make them move the HEPHAESTUS tech somewhere else, and hit the convoy en-route. You decide to focus on:> Infilltrating S.T.A.R Labs.> Engineering a reason to move the tech, then raid the convoy.
I wonder why he Jack doesn't do it himself. You're ghost! Just go through the wall
>>3896655Jack is unable to enter areas with strong magical aura in place. S.T.A.R Labs has performed experiments on several powerful magical artifacts in the past, and the magical power left behind is enough to keep Jack from entering.
>>3896635We can possibly have a cover story if we slip in as maintainance guy its easier if they have a candy machine i
>>3896635>> Engineering a reason to move the tech, then raid the convoy
>>3896671Huh. So, if it's on the move, that would cease to be a problem. Unless for some reason the entire route the convoy takes miraculously manages to trace a layline, or something.>>3896635>> Engineering a reason to move the tech, then raid the convoy.
>>3896773>>3896798Calling it now. Writing.
>>3896635You decide that your best bet is to get the HEPHAESTUS tech moved somewhere else, which means that Jack would be able to intervene.You explain this to Jack, who agrees that he should have no problem teleporting into the convoy.Now comes the hard part. You’ve got to figure out some way to actually get S.T.A.R Labs to move HEPHAESTUS.You decide to:> See what information you can gather yourself.> Get in touch with one of your contacts (Specify who it would be)
>>3896822Calling Gremlin wins. Writing.
>>3896819You decide to call Gremlin and see if he can help. He still owes you one from the museum job, and he's good with technology.You dial the number Gremlin gave you earlier.It takes a couple rings, but he eventually answers the phone with, “Who is this?”> “It’s Gunsmoke, you gave me your number earlier.”“Oh, right. So, uh, what can I do for you, Gunsmoke?”> “I need some information about S.T.A.R Labs. They’ve got some experimental tech inside that I need to get my hands on. I figure it’ll be easier to steal it off a convoy than try to burgle the labs themselves, but I need some way to get them to move it. Do you have any ideas?”“Hang on a sec.” You can hear the frantic clicking of a keyboard.“Got it! There are a few different options. First, it appears that S.T.A.R Labs has a contingency plan that you can use against them. If the lab itself is attacked or damaged by some kind of natural disaster, the more important pieces of research, like the weapons tech you mentioned, is escorted under heavy guard to a secure facility outside of the city.Another potential way of getting the tech out of the labs would be if you put some pressure on one of the lead scientists on the project. They’ve got the authority to authorize a transfer. However, if you want to know the names of the scientists you want to squeeze, I’ll need to know the name of the project you want to swipe.Lastly, you could try to bribe one of lab employees to cause an accident nasty enough to trigger that contingency plan I mentioned earlier. What do you think?”You decide to:> Attack S.T.A.R Labs and trigger their contingency plan. > Pressure a scientist into ordering a transfer (Requires letting Gremlin know that you’re after the HEPHAESTUS project.)> Attempt to bribe a lab employee to cause an accident and trigger the contingency plan.
Before I forget, write-in options are encouraged, but I reserve the right to veto.
>>3896901>> Pressure a scientist into ordering a transfer (Requires letting Gremlin know that you’re after the HEPHAESTUS project.)Jack only needs the project to trade, doesn't seem to a dire need for keeping the theft super-secret.
>>3896901> Pressure a scientist into ordering a transfer (Requires letting Gremlin know that you’re after the HEPHAESTUS project.)
>>3896903>>3896909Calling it. Writing.
>>3896901>> Attempt to bribe a lab employee to cause an accident and trigger the contingency plan.
>>3896901You decide that shaking down some egghead is probably easier than assaulting a heavily fortified lab.> “Project name is HEPHAESTUS, like that one Greek god.”“Cool. Give me a minute.” There is a storm of audible clicking before Gremlin reports back.“I’ve got name and addresses, the rest is up to you. Get some paper or something and write this down.Dr. Albert Michaels, Genetic Analysis Specialist. Address is 43 Buford Lane, in the suburbs.Dr. Joseph Carver, Quantum Mechanics Specialist. Address is 19 Dawn Drive, in a surprisingly seedier part of the city.Dr. Harold Grey, Head of S.T.A.R Labs’ Advanced Ideas Division. Lives inside the city, at 94 Cliff Avenue.That’s all I’ve got. Good hunting, Gunsmoke.”You thank Gremlin for the tips, and now need to pick your first target.You decide to pay a visit to:> Dr. Albert Michaels> Dr. Joseph Carver> Dr. Harold Grey
>>3896971>Dr. Joseph Carver, Quantum Mechanics Specialist. Address is 19 Dawn Drive, in a surprisingly seedier part of the city.Follow that plot hook.
>>3896971Dr. Joseph Carver, Quantum Mechanics Specialist. Address is 19 Dawn Drive, in a surprisingly seedier part of the city.Dr. Harold Grey, Head of S.T.A.R Labs’ Advanced Ideas Division. Lives inside the city, at 94 Cliff Avenue.sound like the best bets Quantum Mechanics is stuff magic can be put under and a head of something should have high clearance
>>3896971>> Dr. Joseph Carver
>>3896977>>3896979>>3896998Calling it for Dr. Carver. Writing.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3896971Dr. Carver sounds like a good starting point, you decide.> THE NEXT DAY: 6:30 PMYou wait outside of Carver’s home address, while reading a newspaper. It’s a great way to avoid suspicion, and you say up to date with the news.Looks like the crime is up, looks like some criminals are taking full advantage of the Bats temporarily being a member down.You check your watch and decide that now is the time for action.You decide to:> Knock on the front door. Who knows, maybe you can talk your way inside.> Kick the door down. You’re not here to play games, and this is a crappy enough area that probably nobody will care.> Wait for nightfall and try to sneak in.> Other(Background roll, please ignore. DC 15)
>>3897024> Wait for nightfall and try to sneak in.Stealth for now.
>>3897024>> Knock on the front door. Who knows, maybe you can talk your way inside.It's polite.
>>3897024>> Knock on the front door. Who knows, maybe you can talk your way inside.
>>3897024> Knock on the front door. Who knows, maybe you can talk your way inside.What if we were to threaten him we told him another criminal really wants it like Bane or Scarecrow? Play it up like we really don't want to hurt him. Tell him they'll mess him up bad and then offer him a peaceful solution where no one has to get hurt
>>3897029>>3897032>>3897042>>3897034I'll go ahead and call it here. Roll me some d100s, and pick a style.> Polite. Try to spin it that he'll be doing a good thing.> Harsh. Let him know that he'll be eating through a straw otherwise.DC 60
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>3897046
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>3897046
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>3897046
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>3897046> spin it as it being in his best interest, after all, he does have such a lovely family. it really would be a shame if something were to happen to them.
>>3897057>> Polite. Try to spin it that he'll be doing a good thing.
>>3897053Success.Now I just need some votes on how you approach him.
>>3897066Be a Professional about it, Be Polite and Tell him that while we are not afraid to use less civilized methods we prefer The Carrot before The Stick The Men who we work for do not care about collateral, So we are offering a chance to make this Clean and PainlessAfter all whats worse a Clean theft with no one hurt or an assault team ordered to take it at ANY Cost?
>>3897063>>3897076Calling it for Professional / Polite. Writing.
>>3897083I've been watching The Blacklist lately so I had that in mind while writing my answer
>>3897046You decide to knock on the front door. After all, what could possibly go wrong?After about a minute or so of waiting, the door opens just a crack.“Who is it?”> “Hello Dr. Carver, we need to speak about the HEPHAESTUS project. May I please come in? It’s important, I swear.”You hear a bit of grumbling, before the door opens all the way. In the doorway, stands Dr. Joseph Carver, a scrawny mid-40s Caucasian man with a large pair of spectacles. Despite being relatively young, he practically radiates a grumpy old man vibe.“Did those buffoons from the lab cock something up again? Disgraceful, that those charlatans are allowed to besmirch the name of science!”> “Dr. Carver, I’m afraid that it’s a bit more serious than that. I’ve received word that the criminal element in this city is gearing up for an assault on S.T.A.R Labs. Their objective is to steal the HEPHAESTUS Project. I don’t know who’s organizing it, but I know it’s one of the serious villains, like Bane or Scarecrow.”“How do you know this? And furthermore, what do you gain from alerting me?”> “I’m just a concerned citizen looking out for the health and safety of both Gotham and yourself. I know for a fact that the men orchestrating this event will stop at nothing to accomplish their goals, even if requires extensive collateral damage. With that in mind, I know for a fact that you have the authority to transfer the HEPHAESTUS Project to a different site. I would request that you do so, and have it leave tomorrow evening.”“And if I refuse?”> “If you refuse, the consequences will solely be on your head. And I can assure you that they will be severe. Goodbye, Dr. Carver, and enjoy the rest of your evening.”Carver looks nervous, which means that he probably grasped the implication of your statements. Approve the transfer, or you and others will die.That ought to take care of that, now all Jack needs to do is lie in wait for the convoy. You’ll probably be there as backup though, in case the plan goes awry.> Going to have to call it here for tonight. I hope everyone enjoyed. As always, I’ll be around for a little while, so feel free to shoot the shit, call me a filthy casual, and ask questions.
Next session should be Thursday at the same time.
>>3897107Pretty good chance batman or some other hero is going to show. Not to mention heightened security for the transport but hey that's whats going to make it fun to rob!
>>3897133by the way, did we cripple batgirl or did we just take her out of the fight for like the weekend?
>>3897139She's out of commission for a while. It didn't penetrate her armor, but it was enough to severely bruise / damage her knees.
>>3897107Do you have an xbox 360?Your a filthy casual either way!>>3897151Phew, that's good news.we can still bang her. again.So we now potentially have a effective weapon against meta's with the claw right? Can we run into Power girl or Super girl?
>>3897277Depends on the meta. Anything Kryptonian would probably take you apart. Maybe. The Claw would definitely help, but so would your magic. You could definitely give a street-level hero some trouble now, as Batgirl can testify.
>>3897277I'd imagine the boost we get from the Claw isn't extreme enough to go toe to toe with people who can outrun speeding bullets and fly and shit. Primarily for speed reasons. Hitting really hard doesn't account for much if you can't hit them after all.
>>3897139I hope not otherwise they would hold a serious grudge.>>3897151Ah they have the money, tech, and connections to fix it. Still, find it funny that we decommissioned a hero despite being a mook(didn't even use magic).
>>3897107After Jack teleports you back to the mansion, he guides you to a room that looks like a makeshift command center.While you were off giving Carver the squeeze, Gremlin sent you the route that the S.T.A.R Labs emergency convoy is supposed to take.You and Jack pore over the route for a while, before picking out a few spots that would allow you to intercept the convoy.The first opportunity comes when the convoy has to briefly pass through a residential portion of Gotham. They’ll have to go slow, and they’ll have to be very careful if you spring your trap there. However, there is a high chance that this could result in severe collateral damage.About halfway through their journey, the convoy passes over an abandoned subway line for the old Gotham Metro system. Using the explosives you scavenged back in Egypt, you could collapse the road from underneath them. Still some chance of collateral damage, but not if you time it right.Lastly, once the convoy leaves the city, they eventually have to pass through a remote mountain pass. You could set up an ambush at the chokepoint, and maybe even start a rockslide to block them in. You’ll be able to fight them at full force without fear of civilian causalities, but the convoy can return the favor.You decide to ambush the convoy:> In the residential area> Above the abandoned subway line> In the mountain pass
>>3899860>Above the abandoned subway line
>>3899860> Above the abandoned subway lineQuick and relatively clean.
>>3899899>>3899938Calling it. Writing.
>>3899860Ambushing the convoy when they pass over the abandoned subway line seems like the best idea. Jack is a bit wary about hurting anyone uninvolved, but when you point out that S.T.A.R Labs’ security detail will likely keep civilians away, he changes his mind.With that in mind, both of you hammer out the finer details. Jack will be stationed a vantage point nearby, while you will be in the abandoned metro station. The explosives will be placed well in advance, in case they change their timetable and run the convoy early.Jack will give you signal to blow the ground out from underneath them. Once you do so, your task is to suppress any reinforcements, meta or otherwise, while Jack steals HEPHAESTUS. Once Jack has it, you’ll rendezvous and teleport out.The thought comes to mind that you may need some additional backup. If so, who should you bring?Lastly, you need to decide your equipment for this mission.> Bring backup: Y / N (If Y, specify who)Primary:Alien CarbineM4 Carbine (With or without grenade launcher)Benelli ShotgunDragunovSilenced MP5Secondary:Colt 1911.44 Magnum9mm BerettaMelee:Fairbairn-Sykes knifeKABARKnuckle trench knifeExplosives: (4 maximum)FragmentationSmokeFlashbangIncendiaryThermite
Forgot to addArmor:Alien ArmorStandard Body ArmorAlien Armor (Gunsmoke Disguise)
Alien carbine, .44 magnum, Fairbairn-Sykes knife, Smoke, Flashbang, Thermite, Frag, Gun-smoke disguiseLet’s get this bread
>>3899957>> Bring backup: N>Alien Carbine>.44 Magnum>Fairbairn-Sykes knife>Fragmentation>Smoke>Flashbang>Thermite>Alien Armor (Gunsmoke Disguise)
>>3899963>>3899976Calling it. Writing.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3899957Nah, you and Jack’ll be enough to pull this off. However, you do decide to bring out the big guns for this job. In addition, you’ll do this as Gunsmoke.Now that you’ve got your gear sorted and your fiendish plot concocted, it’s time to get some rest, and prepare for the job.> THE NEXT DAY (9:00 AM)You finish affixing the last of the explosives you swiped from those Intergang mercs you tangled with back in Egypt.It was a bit of a pain to navigate through here, but thankfully the subway plans were available via public record.Now, all that’s left is to play the waiting game. Jack is up on his perch, keeping an eye out for the convoy.Here’s hoping it all goes well.> (Background rolling, please ignore. DC 14)
>>3899987OH BABY. WRITING
>>3899987It’s been a few hours, and so far it’s been relatively quiet. Good thing you prepared for this contingency, and packed yourself a small lunch.It’s nothing fancy, a sandwich, some chips, regular stuff. Who knows, this could end up being your last meal if things get too out of hand.Jesus, that was a bit morbid, even by your standards. In your defense, it is now……noon, according to your watch, and all you’ve done is wait around. You would talk to Jack via sigil, but you decided against it, don’t want to distract him after all.Life as a soldier conditioned you to handle boredom though, and this isn’t the worst place you’ve spent an extended period of time.A few more hours pass, and you’re starting to get a bit nervous. Maybe the convoy knows that they’re compromised, and changed the route? Other incredibly unhelpful thoughts swim through your mind, which are dispersed when Jack sends you a message via the sigil. “I see them, Sean. I’ll give you a countdown when they get close. As a warning, they have a sizable security detail. I’m sure you can handle it.Detonate the charges in…..10987654321Now!”You trigger the detonator, and unleash a deafening explosion.The charges worked perfectly, and blew a hole straight through the highway above. Unable to stop fast enough, the S.T.A.R. Labs truck falls directly into the hole.Jack teleports down, and after pistol-whipping the truck driver with one of his flintlocks, begins searching for your objective.Your job gets a lot more complicated, when something, no two somethings, glide through the hole you made.One of them spots you immediately, and alters their trajectory to collide into you.> Roll me some d100s + 10, DC 55
Rolled 89 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900013More bat family to cripple?
It's been 20 minutes, rolling more than once is now permitted.
Rolled 72 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900013>>3900036Ok let's hope I don't ruin it
>>3900040Go ahead and roll once again.
Rolled 15 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900013 Alright last one
>>3900013You dodge out of the way with ease, and get a better look at the pair of assailants. Well, well, well. Looks like it’s time for a rematch. It’s none other than Batgirl and Robin.Bit surprising that she’s already back at it. She definitely remembers you though, if her attempt to air-body slam you is any indication.You’ve got to buy Jack time to find HEPHAESTUS.You decide to:> Taunt Batgirl. Maybe it’ll provoke her into doing something stupid, which you can use to even the playing field.> Shoot at Batgirl (Specify body part, eg. Head, Chest, Legs, etc.)> Shoot at Robin (Specify body part, eg. Head, Chest, Legs, etc.)> Bring out the Claw> Use an explosive (Specify which type)
>>3900060>> Taunt Batgirl. Maybe it’ll provoke her into doing something stupid, which you can use to even the playing field.What do you call a patella that sleeps around too much?Whore knee
>>3900060> Taunt Batgirl. Maybe it’ll provoke her into doing something stupid, which you can use to even the playing field.I really want to kneecap both of them again
I've gotta grab some dinner, I'll be back soon.
>>3900094> Taunt Batgirl. Maybe it’ll provoke her into doing something stupid, which you can use to even the playing field.Did you drop your ballet lessons?
>>3900081>>3900094>>3900101> Roll me some d100s, and give me your best taunt. DC will be determined by how good the taunt is.
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>3900117I'd like you to meet kneecapper rabin. I think you two have met Batygirl. *Pulls Out revolver*.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>3900117Shit I'm terrible at these.>Had to bring your boyfriend after what happened last time? Maybe he'll put up more of a fight!
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>3900117>Glad to see you brought somebody with more skill Batgirl, maybe he won't bend the knee so easily.
>>3900133I have a weakness for shitty puns, and that would be pretty stinging, so I'll call it a success. Writing.
>>3900133>>3900131Oooh!>Why don't you take a knee Batgirl and let the men settle this?
Fuck it, I'm combining all of these somehow.
>>3900135hey that's pretty good
>>3900060Let’s see if we can kick the hornet’s nest a little.> “Well, look who it is! Glad to see that you brought your boyfriend this time. Maybe someone actually competent won’t bend the knee that easily.”You can see Batgirl’s posture get incredibly aggressive, and if you have the sense that if you could actually see her face, she’d be staring daggers through you.> “Tell you what Batgirl, why don’t you take a knee and let the real men settle this? Your ballet career’s shaky as it is.”Oh yeah, that did it. Despite Robin’s shouts for her to stop, she comes at you in a full sprint, intending to throw a wild haymaker.You grin beneath your balaclava. Sometimes, it’s just too easy.The next step is to:> Get out the Claw and demolish her> Kneecap her again (Carbine or Revolver)> Handle this with your combat knife> Use an explosive (specify what kind)> Other
>>3900139> Kneecap her again (Carbine or Revolver)
>>3900142Please specify which weapon to use.
>>3900139lol I guess it's about to become a staple to just kneecap the bats.>Kneecap her again (Carbine)
>>3900139> Kneecap her again (Carbine or Revolver)Revolver. Feint a counter punch but actually point blank blast her knee.
>>3900139>> Kneecap her again (Revolver)
> Roll me some d100s+10 to once again ventilate Batgirl's kneecaps. DC 70
Rolled 20 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>39001622 for 2?
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>3900162
Rolled 48 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900162
>>3900165A narrow fail, writing.
Rolled 1 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900162
>>3900169You are very, very, very lucky.
>>3900162You whip out your revolver, and try to recreate your performance at the warehouse.However, this time Batgirl manages to dodge all six of your shots with nothing more than a slight graze at best, and manages to close the distance.She’s violated your personal bubble, so now you’ll have to engage her at close range.You better make it fast though, because Robin is on his way to back her up, and fighting two Bats on one isn’t a fun time.You decide to:> Use your Fairbairn-Sykes knife.> Bring out the Claw.> Other
>>3900175>Use your Fairbairn-Sykes knife.Fall back on our military training and aim for joints with the knife
>>3900175>> Use your Fairbairn-Sykes knife.
>>3900175The claw is still protecting our hand even if it's not visible right? If so pull the pin of a flashbang and try to grapple her, a point blank flashbang to the ear won't feel very pleasant.
>>3900183Whenever the Claw is not being worn, it's basically bound to your soul. Unless it is being worn, it offers no physical protection.
>>3900185ah knife it is for now then
>>3900177>>3900179>>3900186Calling it for the knife.> Roll me some d100s+10, DC 60
Rolled 61 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900188 Stabby Stabby!
Rolled 35 (1d100)Stabby indeed
Rolled 19 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900188
>>3900192Success! Writing>>3900196>>3900198Need to pump up those numbers.
>>3900188Your military training takes over, and you manage to block her haymaker. Hurts like hell though, she can really pack a wallop.She made a critical mistake though, and left herself open for a counterattack.You’re more than happy to oblige. Based upon your (admittedly limited) experiences with high-tech armor, you know that the joints are always a potential weak spot.With that in mind, you pull out your Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife, and plunge it into the joint over Batgirl’s knee.Judging by her cry of pain, sounds like you struck paydirt.You pull the knife back out, and sure enough, there’s blood on it.Batgirl seems to realize she’s made a mistake, and is trying to hobble away.Meanwhile, Robin is infuriated that you’ve damaged his partner, and is bearing down on you.You…..> Take another shot at Batgirl (Specify weapon and body part to target)> Shift your focus and target Robin (Specify weapon and body part to target)> Use Lightning Bolt (Robin or Batgirl)> Bring out the Claw> Engage Robin at close range with your knife> Use an explosive (Specify which)> Other
>>3900209>Reload revolver and aim at BatgirlGet your girl and walk away. Last I checked you're not one of the capes faster than a bullet.
>>3900209>smoke grenade and try to grab batgirl as a hostage before she hobbles away
>>3900209> Use Lightning Bolt Robin
>>3900209>> Shift your focus and target Robin (Revolver, shoulder)
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3900211>>3900215I've got 2 for threatening / taking Batgirl hostage so that theme wins. I'll roll a d2 to determine which version wins.1 = Threaten her at gunpoint2 = Grab her and use as a hostage
>>3900223> Roll me some d100s (no modifier, because this is a speech check): DC 40
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>3900230Let's see if Robin is smart
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>3900230
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>3900230I am very threatening.
>>3900239It turns out Robin has nerves of steel and the reaction time and precision of a lynx on cocaine.
>>3900223You quickly reload your revolver, and point it at Batgirl.> “Not so fast, Boy Wonder. You take another step, and I drop your little girlfriend.”Robin’s response is a Batarang that smashes into your hand. It stings, but it would’ve hurt a lot more if you weren’t wearing the suit. As it is, it knocks the .44 out of your hand.Robin’s now in melee range, and he unleashes a flurry of blows.> Roll me some d100s+10 to dodge / block his attacks: DC: 80
Rolled 55 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900251 Hopefully we can make this
Rolled 79 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900251
Rolled 88 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900251It is now time to punch a child in the face. I mean, not get punched in the face by a child.
Rolled 31 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900251I CAN FIX THIS WITH THE POWER OF ROLLS
>>3900255That's a success. Writing.
>>3900255Both is good
>>3900251Robin’s fast and he’s strong, but he’s letting his emotions cloud his judgement. You can work with that.You manage to dodge the worst of his combo, and block the less damaging punches he throws.You emerge from his onslaught virtually unscathed, and now have the opportunity to return the favor.You……> Draw your Carbine and shoot Robin. (Specify where, this will be difficult)> Draw your knife and go back at it.> Handle this with your bare hands.> Bring out the Claw.> Hit Robin with a lightning bolt.
>>3900264>Draw your knife and go back at it.It worked once
>>3900264>> Draw your knife and go back at it.
>>3900264>> Handle this with your bare hands.Already have hands up in a guard position. Not much that's faster than to just lash out for that baby jaw of his.
>>3900268>>3900269Calling it for knife fighting. > Roll me some d100s+10: DC 70
Rolled 93 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900287
Rolled 16 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900287Maybe Robin should wear something more protective with less exposed skin.
Rolled 49 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3900287Let's go for his arm or shoulder
>>3900289Jesus did you just stab him in the face? Ow.
>>3900289That's a very good success. Writing.
Give him a cool badass scar.
>>3900287You bring out your knife. It’s time to finish this.You take a swipe at Robin and manage to cut his face. While he processes that, you take the opportunity to stab him in both his right shoulder, and right arm, before slamming the hilt into his face and knocking him unconscious.Meanwhile, Batgirl is watching this in what you assume to be horror.Jack finally re-emerges from the truck.“I’ve got it, let’s go!”You decide to:> Finish one (or both) of them off.> Drop a one-liner and escape.> Just escape.
>>3900302>> Just escape.Gotta pull a Batman on the Batfamily.
>>3900302> Finish one (or both) of them off.Cap batgirl in the legs again. 1 shot each.> Drop a one-liner and escape.See ya at the next dance class.
>>3900302> Drop a one-liner and escapeMight want to consider having up the tights! Robin has a face for radio and as far as heroics go, you don't have a leg to stand on!
>>3900302> Just escapeThe basics of CQC are intense man
>>3900308*Hanging up the tightsShould really look before phone posting
>>3900311I type like an autistic monkey, so don't worry about it.
>>3900302>> Just escape.
This just goes to show, the more they push the harder the pushback. If Robin is really unlucky he may lose some or all function in his right arm. From bruised knees to arm-slings. Batman is going to beat the fuck out of us.
>>3900313We're grabbing our revolver right?
>>3900326Yeah, don't worry about stuff like that. I'll have you auto-grab dropped equipment unless there's something specifically preventing you.
>>3900325The thing is, we can probably figure out who Robin is really easily by who suddenly has a facial scar
Escape:>>3900305>>3900309>>3900318>>3900324Escape with Style:>>3900306>>3900308Break the Bat:>>3900306Looks like escape wins. Writing now.
>>3900302You briefly consider finishing the Batbrats for good, but dismiss the idea. Once again, it ain’t worth the heat. Batman’s already going to kick the shit out of you for what you’ve done already, actually killing one could make him break you in half or something.You also consider dropping a witty one-liner, before you realize that’s something that THEY would do. And look where it got them. Stabbed, scarred, shot, bleeding, and unconscious in an abandoned subway. Tempting fate usually ends badly.As you retrieve your .44 Magnum, and hustle over to Jack, you hear Batgirl spit out, in a venomous tone, “This isn’t over, Gunsmoke! You’re going to pay for this!”As you teleport away with Jack, you think about what she said. She’s right, it isn’t over. Not by a long shot.> That’s all for tonight folks, I hope you enjoyed my maniacal ramblings. I’ll be hanging around for a while, so feel free to ask questions, shoot the shit, or tell me about how my upload speed is reminiscent of an arthritic sloth. And, of course, Happy Halloween!
>>3900347This is one of the fastest updating quests on the board. It only sucks having to wait from Thursday to Tuesday to get more.
>>3900347Thanks for running was fun
>>3900347How proud was Batgirl when she managed to avoid getting kneecapped again? How mad was she when she got stabbed in the knee anyway afterwards? Is she considering maybe not getting into a tussle with the mysterious Gunsmoke again?Seriously though her knees have to hurt more than a lady at a glory-hole marathon.
>>3900350I know what you mean, I've got college stuff and work the other days, so my timescale is kinda limited.>>3900354In order, very proud, incredibly angry, and I think you know the answer to your last question.
>>3900351Thanks for playing.
>>3900357>I think you know the answer to your last question.She's going to show up wearing kneepads that would put astartes' pauldrons to shame, isn't she? Stubborn kids.
>>3900363Therefore, you have two options. Get progressively more dangerous weaponry to pierce her new armor, or start stabbing / shooting other places.Like her spine.
>>3900365Dammit I don't want to put her in that damn wheelchair. Let's just blow her entire arm off instead. Shotgun to the armpit point blank bing bang boom. I really wish she'd wise up and realize that twice now we've decided not to brutally murder her and now Robin as well. We're the nicest criminal she knows!
>>3900338>>3900347Naw, Just wanted to cap them in the legs, nothing too serious.Some punks stole all the candy in my candy bowel instead of taking a small handful of 5 pieces, like I asked in the note.
>>3900367I can just imagine that conversation now.> "I'm the nicest criminal you know!""YOU JUST STABBED ME!"> "Well, yeah, but I didn't kill you.""ARE YOU INSANE!?"> "Now you've hurt my feelings." >>3900371I had a single trick-or-treater.
>>3900371>Some punks stole all the candy in my candy bowel instead of taking a small handful of 5 pieces, like I asked in the note.
>>3900375>"You think Penguin would just let you go all willy nilly? Nooooo he'd put you in ice-water to lure Batman. Or hang you over a shark pool. All I do is rough you up a little. So ungrateful. I hope you run into Scarecrow you brat."Truly the strangest of villains.
>>3900376>PurgeNo need, they do mini purges on themselves every month.
>>3900378We are gunsmoke, a noiresque villain who's pretty much decided not to kill if he doesn't need too. We're practically evil batman if bats bothered to learn magic shit.
>>3900468That is merely our first persona, our next one is kneecapper!>>3897325I recall reading somewhere that kyptonians were vulnerable to magic.
>>3900484No. Kryptonians are no more or less resistant to magic than the average non-magically trained human.It's just that magic is one of the few things they aren't especially resistant to, so when compared to their ability to lolnope basically everything else, people keep calling it a weakness even though it's not.Or, to put it in pokemon terms, it does normal damage.
>>3900490Sooo, magic cuts through Kryptonian plot armor, got it!
>>3900497Yes it can, it's not so much weakness as in kryptonian bullshit fields do jack shit to magic, doesn't change if we end up fighting superman and he goes full injustice then our innards will probably become outtards.
>>3900484>our next one is kneecapper Please no, I just want us to silently do our jobs, whoop hero add and generally play up noiresque tropes. I want batman to understand he's not dealing with the criminally insane but a soldier who has his job to do, and getting in his way with half assed brats is a mistake and complete and utter disrespect.
>>3900540You should have thought of that before we went and bragged about our job, and spread our rep around town.
>>3900543Well yeah, we are a villain, it's not like we can't do villain shit, what I mean is I don't want our guy to just be another complete Gotham loon. I kinda want a Gotham version of the rogue gallery, like flashes group of villains.
>>3900546It was partly a joke, and I figure we can have a bunch of aliases and fake personas for work. Heck we can even do a above the table work as a body guard or janitor at a police station....
>>3900357I wasn't actually about it. I'd rather have 2 fairly long sessions a week than a post a day. As far as Batgirl armoring up her knees goes, eventually she'll be hampering her own movement for protection. Then we shoot her in the ankles.>>3900546It's just professional courtesy. They're not trying to kill us so we don't open with a carbine shot to the face.
It would be cool with and interlude were we se batman react to what we are doing, and maybe his file on us
>>3900622I like the sound of that interlude
>>3900731I've actually been considering something like that. In fact, I'll just put it to an impromptu vote that'll be open until our next session on Tuesday.Would you prefer:> Batman interlude> Origin story flashback sequence
>>3900805>Batman interludeOur origin story is pretty cut and dry, IMO
>>3900805>> Batman interlude
>>3900805> Batman interludehere's hoping ol bats doesn't go full retard and realizes exactly how the guy only disabled his apprentices and explicitly not killed them when if you look at the damage on them he easily could have.
>>3900805> Batman interludeWith Kid rock as Robin, Taylor swift as Batgirl,and Kermit the Frog as The Batman!
>>3900886>Taylor swift as BatgirlIf that was the case I'd regret us only kneecapping her and not giving her a Spinal Tap
>>3900888I was gonna say anita sarkiesian but I felt like not eveyone would know who that was
>>3900924Okay skip the crippling just go for the brain.
>>3900805> Batman interlude
>>3900931And I guess I should have also mentioned that those who did would probably want to go for a kill instead of cripple.Maybe Tay should play batwoman? Supergirl!
>send children to fight your personal angst fuelled battle>both end up crippled and maimedAt this point I wouldn't be surprised if he considers making contract with the Nightmare NurseEither way I'm itching to see how Bruce/Babs will escalate in response
>>3900977I wonder if we can drive Babs to try and go full red hood on us. I'd like to just chat with Batman the first time he shows up. He asks why we maim is family, we ask if he'd prefer us killing them, our team gets away because we got him monologuing.
>>3900995Next time we meet her we should act completely casual, like meeting her while taking a smoke break outside of work."Hey Batgirl, how's the knee? Tell Robin he's welcome for the scar/bad boy vibes when those tween-boppers fall over themselves for him. Anyway, care for a smoke?"Would piss her off to no end with that attitude because we basically wouldn't consider her a threat.
>>3900995>Babs to try and go full red hood I can only see this happening if either A) Robin dies from her incompetence B) Gordon dies
>>3901018We should change our false identity soon too. Have Gunsmoke just disappear for awhile and let her stew.
>>3900805>> Batman interlude>>3901071>B) Gordon diesDon't worry. I have it on good authority that Gordon's alive.
>>3901018Just ask Jack to find out who she in under the mask and mail her some kneepads.
>>3901018Gonna make some edits here.----"Hey Batgirl, how's the knee? Tell Robin he's welcome to try for the scar band bad boy vocalist role, hes got the face for it.Ask her while shes seething at us.Anyway, care for a smoke?"Not a smoker huh? Good for you. Its hard on your health, especially on the joints.----Whadaa ya guys think?
>>3901631it's so dickish that it is good.
>>3901704Well heroines like dicks don't they? Just ask starfire.
>>3901631Honestly? Cut everything after 'how's the knee?'. Past that's it's a little too tryhard.Sometimes less is more.
>>3901757>Sometimes less is more.I thought that too until I tried to wipe the other way.The only thing I learned that day was that there is indeed more.....on your hand.
>>3900367Best bring it up with Batman(when not if) we encounter him. He should at least we had the option to kill them and didn't do so(even going so far as stopping our campanions from doing so). He'll actually appreciate it even if it doesn't mean he won't kick our ass.>>3900543Having a rep and protecting it is actually vitally important for those in our line of work. We are a professional and must maintain our rep as one.>>3900590Exactly.>>3900995>>3900977I doubt it he's used to dealing with crazy gotham psychos. If anything we would be a breath of fresh air. Remember we chose to SPARE them and not kill them. He would know this and secretly appreciate it. Batgirl and Robin on the other hand...I wouldn't be surprised if we were the ones to make them snap. At that point batman would no doubt be pissed at us.
>>3900805Hey qm, does the claw appear on the inside of our suit and gloves or on the outside?I mean it make more sense for it to do the former, but more practical for it to do the latter.>>3901947What if they didn't tell batman everything because of pride and embarrassment, and wanted to bring us down before that?
>>3901954>What if they didn't tell batman everything because of pride and embarrassment, and wanted to bring us down before that?>"Robin, what happened?">Uh there was this cat in a tree and I fell uh, onto a knife. A pile of knives.>"...">Wanna see me do a backflip?>"No."
>>3901981>You were trying to do tricks with your batarangs again weren't you?>... yes
>>3901981>I could see the guy, there was too much gunsmoke!>................>did they individual have black powdered pistols?>one of them did.....
>>3901954The Claw appears on the outside of whatever you are wearing.
>>3902035>>3902051>"Barbara what happened to Rob- are you limping?">I just twisted my ankle that's all. My knees are fine. >[brooding batman noises]
America has fallen so far that it's children dream of being henchman rather than heroes or villains.
>>3902583>he's never met Henchman #21This is how I know you're uncultured swine.
...Wait it just occurred to me is fucking Batman treating us as goddamn training wheels?
>>3903425If he is he's probably chewing his nails in frustration right now. Bet he didn't expect us to be a threat
>>3903425>>3903879I think Batman was just like "Watch out for robberies tonight Batgirl" and she got unlucky. Then he got word of the Starlabs shit going on and said "Robin, Batgirl, watch the convoy." and they got very unlucky. Next time it'll be Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing.Which Robin are we on, anyway. This is assuming the art isn't a 1-1 and is just using cool art of Robin. It's probably the same Robin but you never know.
>>3903927That will be addressed in the interlude.
>>3904025Wonder if we get mistaken for a meta or a magic user (technically we are) and some bigger guns are brought to bare on us.
>I’m supposed to be trying to stop crime but this one henchmen keeps kicking my ass
>>3905087>Gunsmoke.>You mean your shins. : DHaven't touched your ass. Yet.
we must have become a bit of a legend(?) in the gotham underground for taking down/holding off 2 of batmans sidekicks
>>3905608I reckon from outside it just looks like we evaded capture twice which is still impressive
I would say that if we ever get the chance, or somehow through the will of the dice gods, manage to knock batman out, we steal his socks and shoes.Considering that its batman, logically a knock-out would only last a few minutes at most before he's up again and trying to find us. By taking his shoes, we guarantee that we get a couple extra minutes because while Batman plans for a lot of things, nobody would plan or expect for their shoes to be taken. Fucking nobody.Also, since our guy is ex-military, he knows the fucking importance of a good pair of boots and socks.
>>3905697Depending on which type of suit he's wearing it might not be easy or even possible to pull his boots off. Also it doesn't matter how you frame it, it sounds like you have a boot fetish.
>>3905697Anon, its okay if you have a boot fetish
>>3905913I think its just a foot fetish.
Session will resume in about 4 hours.
>>3900347In a flash, you’re back at Jack’s mansion.Well. That op was a bit bumpy, but you came out unharmed with your objective, so you’l count it as a win. For now at least. After all, job’s not quite done yet.“That was a bit sticky, but no matter. Nice work by the way.”You suddenly hear a dramatic orchestral piece, which turns out to be Jack’s phone notification.“Hmmm…..Interesting. The broker must’ve been monitoring the police scanners or the news, because he has already requested that we have the handoff.We attracted an awful lot of heat back there, so his predisposition towards speed makes sense. After all, it would be unfortunate if we were arrested before he got what he wanted.According to him, the swap will go down at 6:00 PM, Wharf 12, at the docks.He has also specifically requested that I shouldn’t be the one making the handoff. Apparently, his men get rather jumpy around me for some reason. I would recommend not trying any funny business, Sean, unless they try to pull something themselves. Just stay frosty, all right?”> “I’ll keep my head on a swivel, Jack. Always do.”“Good, good. Anyways, since you’ll be responsible for trading it, you might as well hold onto it until the time comes. By the way, I wouldn’t look inside if I were you. There’s no telling what its contents could be. Besides, it’s always nice having plausible deniability.”Jack hands you the surprisingly small box containing Project HEPHAESTUS. It’s got some kind of symbol on the side, that looks like an anvil crossed with a hammer and tongs.“Feel free to do whatever you like until the handoff, but please stay within the mansion. The police are probably out in force, given our latest activities.”You nod, before checking your watch. 12:27 PM.Hmm, that’ll give you time to rest a little and practice before you head out.You decide to: (pick one)> Try to learn a new spell (Fire, Storm, Or Chaos)> Practice one of your spells (You only have one, so it would be Lightning Bolt)> Open up Project HEPHAESTUS and see what’s inside> Call up Set> Summon the Claw and talk to Pandion II> Other
Did the client ask for the project in untocuhed State, or is it ok to look inside?
>>3907325Wait nevermind, i am a retard
>>3907319> Try to learn a new spell (Chaos)
>>3907319> Try to learn a new spell (Fire)I really want to look, but dont want to risk something happening and fucking up
>>3907319I'll back >>3907340I'm curious what the chaos spells could be. Thought we were starting with the interlude though.
>>3907364I wanted to get this job completely finished first, then do the interlude. I apologize for any misunderstandings.
>>3907340>>3907364Looks like Chaos magic wins.Roll me some d100s.> DC 50 / 70 / 90
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>3907380We /magick/ nao
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>3907380I can spell good
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>3907380
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>3907380>>3907386Apparently
>>3907386I've said this before, but sometimes I wonder why I bother setting DCs for anything. Excellent Success. Writing
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>3907390>rolling for axis to successfully wonder about setting DC's
>>3907380Set mentioned that you were able to do Chaos magic, that sounds like something that could be give you in edge.Storm magic was about channeling feelings like restlessness and sadness into something tangible, maybe chaos magic works off a similar principle.Maybe if you focus your inner turmoil and regrets, it would lead to unlocking a chaos spell.You think back to the desert, about the massacre of your unit, and channel your regrets.When it feels like you’re about to explode, you feel a sudden, addictive rush of power, and it all comes rushing out of you.You have learned:> Hex Bolt: A bolt of chaotic magic. Whenever a living being is struck by a hex bolt, the target immediately suffers from a debilitating streak of bad luck.> Luck Drain (Passive): At any time, you can choose to activate or deactivate Luck Drain. When active, it will increase how lucky you are. However, it comes at a cost to those around you, who will have significantly more bad luck.> Roll the Die: Once every mission, you have the option to re-attempt a skill check. This includes critical failures.(tbc)
>>3907405As you pant from the exertion of unlocking more of your magical powers, you decide that now would be a good time to catch a few winks before heading out for the handoff.> A FEW HOURS LATERYou check your watch. 5:40 PM. You asked Jack to drop you off a little early so that you could get a feel for your surroundings.Now that you’re here, you almost immediately regret his decision. This place fucking reeks.You decided to go as:> Sean Clayton. Civilian clothes, unarmed besides your holdout Beretta.> Gunsmoke. Armed with the same gear as earlier.> Gunsmoke. Armed with something different (Specify what)> Adjutant Tango. Armed with the same gear as earlier. (This outfit is the alien suit with the no coverings.)> Adjutant Tango. Armed with something different (Specify what)> Other
>>3907424> Adjutant Tango. Armed with the same gear as earlier. (This outfit is the alien suit with the no coverings.)We're here on gentleman ghost business so no need to hide the affiliation.
>>3907443Calling it for the undisguised alien suit. Writing.
>>3907424You decided to go as Adjutant Tango. Letting an information broker know that Gunsmoke is connected to Gentleman Ghost may be a bad idea. Plus, since you’re in the full alien armor, you look pretty intimidating, especially since you came heavily armed.You’ve got 20 minutes to burn. The wharf itself is mostly deserted, which is both good and bad. It’s good, because there are no witnesses to be potential collateral damage if things go belly-up. It’s also bad, because that means that you could be walking right into a trap that the locals were alerted to.You decide to:> Do some scouting on foot> Find a perch and do some overwatch> Stay where you are and chill out> Other
>>3907483>Find a perch and do some overwatch
>>3907483> Find a perch and do some overwatch
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>3907488>>3907502I'll go ahead and call it for getting a bird's eye view.Roll me some d100s.> DC 30 / 50 / 70> Background roll, please ignore (DC 14)
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>3907511Nice to see you back
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>3907511Rolling for if we need to think about glasses
Rolled 71 (1d100)
>>3907520Excellent Success. Writing>>3907516It's nice to be back.
>>3907511Getting an aerial overview of the area takes priority. Wandering the streets blind is a great way to get killed. After some brief searching you find an old fire escape that leads to the top of a condemned cannery of some kind.After climbing it, you get a great view of your surrounding area. After busting out your binoculars, you spot a few objects of detail.First, there are about a dozen thuggish looking men trying (and failing miserably) to look like normal civilians. They could be who you’re here to meet, but they could also be hitters for somebody else. They’re trying to hide it, but all of them are armed, and you wouldn’t be surprised if they had some nastier hardware somewhere out of sight.Next, you identify several different methods of escape, should the worst come to pass. There’s a jetty nearby with some docked boats if you need to make a quick exit, as well as an open manhole if you really need to get underground fast.Lastly, and most concerning, you spot a van. And not just any kind of van. A fucking flower van, parked some distance away from the thugs you noticed. With the same logo as the GCPD stakeout van that tried to tail you. Is this a GCPD sting, or are you just being paranoid?> Make contact with the thugs, and see if they’re here for the handoff.> Deal with that van. One way or the other, you’re getting answers.> Wait. You’ve still got time before the handoff is supposed to go down, and maybe somebody’ll tip their hand.> Other?(I'm going to grab dinner, I will be back soon)
>>3907543> Make contact with the thugs, and see if they’re here for the handoff.
>>3907543>> Wait. You’ve still got time before the handoff is supposed to go down, and maybe somebody’ll tip their hand.I don't particularly feel like getting shot at tonight.Wonder what the odds are that the bat-failures tried to put a tracker on us.
>>3907543>Sigil call GG. Advise of potential issues with the hand off and try to alter the location of the hand off.Don't walk into a sting. Doing this anywhere near police is a dumb idea.
>>3907547>>3907548>>3907551Looks like we have a tie. Unless someone wishes to change their vote, I'll roll a d3.
>>3907574>>3907551I'll change to his then for the sake of brevity.
>>3907584>>3907551Looks like calling Jack wins. Writing.
>>3907543This smells really fishy, and not just because you’re at the docks. A flower van identical to the GCPD model that tried to stalk you coincidentally near a handoff of top-secret stolen tech? That has your alarm bells at DEFCON 1.That’s when it hits you. Jack is able to contact the information broker. Maybe you can have them change the handoff spot. That way, if the thugs head there, you’ll know that they are legit. Also, if that van follows them, you’ll have all the proof you need.You call Jack via sigil.“What’s the matter, Sean? Something wrong with the handoff?”> “I got a feeling that the GCPD is staking out the meet. Can you get your broker on the horn and let him know we might have some flies in the ointment?”“I’ll see what I can do. Standby.”A terse few minutes pass, before you get a sigil call from Jack.“I just got off the phone with him. He appreciates your initiative, and has a backup spot prepared near Wharf 13. Look for his men there.”> “Thanks, Jack.”You cut the call with Jack. Sure enough, you see the biggest thug get a call. After hanging up, you see him round up his crew and start moving to a different location.Your paranoia is vindicated once again, as the flower van waits for the thugs to turn the corner, before slowly trailing after them.You decide to:> Intercept the van. You need to keep these interlopers off your back, whoever they may be.> Shadow the van. This could all be a coincidence. You’re not ready to commit to a strike just yet.> Ignore the van. You’re reading too much into this. Just head to the new meeting spot. If the van’s there, you’ll deal with it then.
>>3907609>> Intercept the van. You need to keep these interlopers off your back, whoever they may be.I hate roses.
>>3907609> Shadow the van. This could all be a coincidence. You’re not ready to commit to a strike just yet.I'd rather just call it off as something is clearly amiss.
>>3907609> Intercept the van. You need to keep these interlopers off your back, whoever they may be.
> Shadow the van. This could all be a coincidence. You’re not ready to commit to a strike just yet.Don’t be hasty. They might be looking for something else
Rolled 2 (1d2)Looks like we have a last second draw. I'm going to go ahead and roll a d2 to decide.1 = Intercept Van2 = Shadow Van
>>3907626>>3907641Shadowing the van it is.Roll me some d100s> DC 60
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>3907645Incoming low rolls.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>3907645
>>3907656WHY DO I EVEN BOTHER
You know we're quickly shaping up to be some kind of underworld boogeyman.
>>3907660>>3907670I don't normally wish for critfails, but if there is any deity out there listening, now is the time.
It's been 20 minutes, feel free to roll again and have it count.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>3907645Smells like the sea in this quest. And combat photographers
>>3907694He's covered wars ya know.>>3907656Success. Writing.
>>3907645You’re pretty sure that van is up to something, but you don’t know who they are or why they’re doing this.It’d be a bad idea to immediately try to intercept them, they could be literally anybody.It’s better to stalk them for a bit and see what they.After trailing them for a couple of blocks, you get a confirmation. And it’s not good at all. The van stops for a brief moment, and you see a man wearing a black suit and sunglasses hop out, before dumping a large number of discarded burger wrappers and other pieces of refuse into a trash can.Aw fuck, this isn’t the GCPD or local crooks.You see two options, and neither of them are good. These are either professionals on somebody’s payroll, or they’re feds. Even worse, judging from the amount of trash they just dumped, they’ve been monitoring those thugs for quite a while.Either way, you better watch your step.> Intercept the van. Whoever they are, you can take them.> Call off the meet. This is officially FUBAR. Local crooks and cops are one thing, Uncle Sam and hitmen are another.> Other?
>>3907731>> Call off the meet. This is officially FUBAR. Local crooks and cops are one thing, Uncle Sam and hitmen are another.Amateur hour confirmed.
>>3907731> Call off the meet. This is officially FUBAR. Local crooks and cops are one thing, Uncle Sam and hitmen are another.Nope. Not fucking with CIA spooks. Sure we could take them but we really don't need that kind of heat.
>>3907771To be fair, nobody has seen you yet.
>>3907771The fuck are you on about anon? No one has seen us.
>>3907748>>3907749Deciding that discretion is the better part of valor wins. Writing.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3907731Yeah, it’s time to pack it in. You were already tempted to call off the meet when you first caught wind of the van, but now that you know its occupants could be some alphabet soup level spooks, it’s time to cut your losses.Maybe once Jack’s contact can get his shit together you can give this another try, but tangling with these unknowns is definitely not worth the heat.You ring up Jack again via sigil.> “Jack, I’m calling off the meet. I caught a look at the men staking-out the handoff. They look professional. I’m leaning more towards federal agent than hitman, but I can’t be sure. Whoever they are, they’ve been watching your contact’s men for days.”“Damn. He’s not going to like this, but we have little choice in the matter. I’ll inform him that his men are being tracked, and that he needs to get his affairs in order before we do business. I’ll swing by and pick you up soon.”All that’s left to do now is wait for your ghostly ride.> Background rolling, please ignore: DC 12
>>3907826>> Background rolling, please ignore: DC 12>ignored status: NOT
>>3907826Are we meeting Nightwing or Big Daddy Bats himself?
>>3907731> Call off the meet. This is officially FUBAR. Local crooks and cops are one thing, Uncle Sam and hitmen are another.>>3907776We could have used a hundred different disguises, we are already connected to GG through gunsmoke by previous jobs. Heck GG basiaclly acts as our agent.The alien suit brings a whole bunch of other problems if it is seen, as it will attract more attention. If we let enough time pass before it's seen again, it could be passed off as something we bought off of a dealer or something, maybe.Just wearing the Alien suit without any coverings and meeting some basic goons for intimidation isn't wise, and puts all our earlir efforts into covering up to waste. We could easily have made a new disgues and another persona. KneecapperKidding but you get the idea.
Rolled 2 (1d5)Okay, now I'm rolling again for something else:1: CB2: DS3: KF4: KG5: NS
>>3907849So, uh, roll me some d100s+10> DC 85
>>3907849Ah shit we're stuck in Dark Souls.
>>3907849Black CanaryDead Shot??Night ShadowAm i aright?
Rolled 32 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3907850Let me put on my helmet so this concussion won't last as long. Owie incoming.
Rolled 34 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3907850
>>3907853I'll give you a 1.5 out of 5.
Rolled 88 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3907850
>>3907861YES! Never miss my ass Deadshot!
>>3907861ANOTHER SUCCESS. WRITING. I'M NOT ANGRY, YOU ARE.
>>3907837It seemed like we didn't really have the time to make a new disguise before the meet. We disguised the alien suit by default as well, it just looks like some badass armor. STAR labs and the bat family are looking for gunsmoke regarding this robbery so dropping the persona for the trade makes it seem unrelated.
>>3907868It's Deathstroke isn't it?
>>3907868>axis' fw we finally fail a roll
>>3907850You feel every instinct in your body scream for you to move, and instinctually hit the deck.Milliseconds later, a sniper shot hits where your head used to be.Even in your helmet, that would’ve hurt like a bitch. Whoever just tried to kill you is good, but looks like they weren’t good enough.Right now, you’re facedown on the top of the cannery roof.You decide to:> Return fire. You’re not a bad shot, and your alien carbine could finish the job in one hit, if you get them in the vitals.> Get to cover and hunker down. First priority is safety.> Play dead. Maybe he’ll think he got you.> Other?
>>3907869Just plop some baggy cloths and a heavy jacket obviously hiding a rifle or something underneath it plus some mask or a balaclava from GG wardrobe. Seriously the guy has decades of clothes in his walk in closet.>This outfit is the alien suit with the no coveringsDoesn't sound like its the disguised alien armor.But that makes it even easier to put some cloth over on top. Even some coveralls and a welders mask with a beanie hat would suffice.>>3907868I think our failures come in 3's.....When I say our, I mean you.
>>3907891>> Get to cover and hunker down. First priority is safety.A sniper has the drop on you, you get your head down. And being prone on the ground exposed is just begging for him to fire again to make sure.
>>3907891> Return fire. You’re not a bad shot, and your alien carbine could force them into cover.Cornering ourselves is a terrible idea during sniper fire, and if they're good enough to aim for the head they're good enough to notice the lack of our head popping.
>>3907891> Get to cover and hunker down. First priority is safety.Just need to hold out until Jack can grab us.
>>3907869I'm fine with dropping the Gunsmoke persona, but not with going properly disguised. Too many pop ups of familiar costumes in relation to similar jobs would cause one to seek a connection.Remember how good Batman is at detective stuff. He probably is already half way to figuring out our ID.>>3907891> Get to cover and hunker down. First priority is safety.Just bail.
>>3907901>>3907907>>3907908I'm going to go ahead and call it here, since it looks like everyone who has been participating has voted.Roll me some d100s to dodge sniper fire.> DC 70 (fuck it up, I've cursed you now)
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>3907916Curses are for ancient Egyptians and gypsies.
>>3907908That's fine. I more meant just dropping gunsmoke for this deal. I'm fine with trying to be disguised but again it seemed like we didn't have the time before the deal.
>>3907916Also, I'm dumb and this is an agility roll so +10 modifier.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>3907916No.
Rolled 15 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3907916Don't taunt the dice boss
>>3907920This was your curse all along.
>>3907920....does that mean rerolls?
>>3907931Speaking of rerolls we get one for that sweet sweet chaos magic, yeah?
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>3907916Looks like someone seen us now...>>3907919Yeah makes sense.
>>3907917>>3907922>>3907926This is part where I'm contractually obligated to inform you that you can use Roll the Die to have another crack at this skill check.> Y> N>>3907931Nope. I'm willing to count it when people mess up, so vice versa.
>>3907926you put a modifier! discounted!>>3907931>>3907934Naw, QM is practically getting hardon for having an excuse to watch us suffer and fail.
>>3907939>> YAy boss let's just use this one>>3907935because you're so nice and kind and talented and have really nice hair
>>3907939>YI quite like styling on tight wearing hooligans if I must confess
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3907939On one hand, I wana tease the qm, on the other I want to see how the Roll the Dice works.Hmmm>>3907945Its dyed lime green, with bright pink and stained orange strips.
>>3907945I do agree that I'm the greatest and the prettiest girl at the ball, but I'm afraid that as the roll was done before the vote for Roll the Die, it cannot be used.Otherwise, people would just spam rolls before the vote, and say no if they all failed. I play quests! I know your evil tricks!
>>3907951>I play quests! I know your evil tricks!OH NO!
>>3907939Welp, dice wants me to say no so>N>>3907951>I'm the greatest and the prettiest girl at the ballShe was talking about MEEEE!
>>3907951To be honest, I didn't see the new post until after mine got through. Just 30 seconds off.
>>3907945>>3907947If nobody disagrees, I'm going to go ahead and call it here for the re-roll.Roll me some d100s+10> DC 70: Second verse, same as the first (now critfail)
Rolled 93 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3907972The power of disappointment has been invoked.
Rolled 91 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3907972
>>3907975I DESPISE YOU.(Just kidding)>>3907977AND YOU(no longer kidding)
>>3907975HAHAHGHAHAAR ;kHuas8btq8t8v1r1mu9c1 (@Nv9281nv25y23=)*U&@!>>3907977
Rolled 66 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3907972
>>3907975>>3907977>>3907981>all three passed>>3907978Behold the darkest of powers.
>>3907978Don't worry. I'm sure it'll be a massive string of failures when we fight bats.
>>3907984Roll dice seems awesome.
>>3907989It's not a failure, it's Bats' plot armor kicking in.>>3907990Until it nat 1's us like a stray dog on the freeway.
>>3907972Getting to cover is your priority, if that sniper decides to double-tap, you could be in a world of hurt. You quickly roll over, get to your feet, and dodge another shot intended for your chest.You spot an old AC unit that looks like it can weather a few shots, at least until you can formulate a plan of action.You perform a sliding dive, dodging a three-round burst that goes zipping over your head. Looks like your would-be assassin is getting antsy.Now that you’ve got something solid protecting your vital parts, you decide to call Jack via sigil.Just one problem. There’s no answer. For whatever reason, you’re on your own. Fuck.You decide to:> Peek out of cover and find his location.> Pop a smoke grenade and make a run for it.> Bring out the Claw and use Volcanic Rage.> Other
>>3908012> Pop a smoke grenade and make a run for it.Time to GTFO
>>3908012>> Pop a smoke grenade and make a run for it.It's just a seven story drop. Aim for the bushes.Don't jump off of roofs kids.
>>3908012> Pop a smoke grenade and make a run for it.
>>3908015>>3908017>>3908018>>3908024A unanimous vote! Calling it for smokin'! Roll me them d100s+10DC 60
Rolled 13 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3908027Eventually he will run out of bullets.Maybe.
Rolled 36 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3908017I suppose we could try aiming for them.>>3908027roland
>>3908035I mean if you make someone roll enough it is inevitable so yeah.
>>3908037I know, I'm just playing the role of dastardly, mustache twirling QM. I actually like that you guys succeed so much. Keeps me on my toes creatively.
>>3908043I'm sure this is Deathstroke and not Deadshot by the way. Because no ricocheting bullets and all these misses? Woo. And if it is Deadshot he is probably maximum turbo pissed off.
Rolled 100 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3908027
>>3908056Oh holy fuck we caught the bullet.
>>3908056My entire life has led up to this moment.
>>3908035Is it tho?
>>3908056EPIC CLUTCH!You win.Flawless Victory.QM has left the building.
>>3908056Omae wa mo shindeiru
>>3908027If Jack can’t get you out of this jam, it looks like you’re going to have to escape by yourself.Step one is to pop some smoke, and make a dash for some way out of here.You consider going for the fire escape, but that would leave you a sitting duck.Then you realize it. You’re a reasonably athletic man in an incredibly durable alien suit. You know what you have to do.Your smoke grenade ignites, and provides you with the obscurity needed to get some space and perform a running jump off the roof, before landing in a perfect roll and dashing at a full sprint towards:> That open manhole. Sewers are iffy, but it’s closer.> That jetty. More exposed, but boats are definitely safer than the Gotham sewer system.
>>3908082> That open manhole. Sewers are iffy, but it’s closer.Dark and obscured enough from prying eyes, that I wouldn't mind opening up on anyone that crosses our path in the sewers with the alien gun.
>>3908082>> That jetty. More exposed, but boats are definitely safer than the Gotham sewer system.Going into the sewers is how those alligators everyone flushes get you. Also stinky.
>>3908082> That jetty. More exposed, but boats are definitely safer than the Gotham sewer system
>>3908082> That open manhole. Sewers are iffy, but it’s closer.
Need a tiebreaker, or I'll roll a d2.
Rolled 2 (1d2)1 = Sewer2 = Jetty
>>3908122Alright, I'm afraid that's it for the night. I'm basically out of steam, and I don't want to make you guys roll before I figure out the bonus you'll get from that 100. As always, I'll be here for a while.
>>3908131thanks for running axis
>>3908082 > That jetty. More exposed, but boats are definitely safer than the Gotham sewer system.
How well would we fare against Catwoman, I wonder?
>>3908395If she got the same treatment as Batgirl she wouldn't be walking anywhere any more. Unless Batman decided to donate a bulletproof suit to her.
>>3908397Selina isn't as naive as Bat sidekicks (nor would she be itching for a fight) she grew up in streets of Gotham and is very aware of how dangerous people there can beAt the very least I don't imagine her announcing her entrance and trading bants before a fight
Is the interlude next session?
>>3908450I'm still putting the finishing touches on how I want it to go, but it should probably be done by next session.
>>3908409Catwoman talks tons of shit though.
>>3908635You know what they say: talk shit, get hit.Aerobic women in a furry outfit counts.
>>3908666There's so much wrong with that description of her it's funny.Thanks, Satan.
>>3908635She usually talks shit when she thinks she has an upper hand or when she needs to buy more time
>>3900995>Babs dies >Lazarus pit happens>Punished!Batgirl >?????>Profit?
> Figured I should go ahead and post the interlude. Let me know what you guys think.[BATCOMPUTER ONLINE][WELCOME, BATMAN][SEARCHING FOR PROFILE OF “GUNSMOKE”][PROFILE FOUND]Name: UnknownGender: MaleAppearance: Unknown, primarily seen in a fedora, trenchcoat, and facial covering like a balaclava. Possible ex-member of Scarface’s gang.Known Aliases: GunsmokeKnown Associates: - Gentleman Ghost aka Jack Craddock- “Cortez”- “Gilligan”- “Gremlin” Skills:- Proficient marksmen- Skilled knife fighter- Stealth training- Demolitions trainingNotable Activities:- See Incident Report 799-X- See Incident Report 819-ZThreat Level: Minimal
>>3909171[OPENING INCIDENT REPORT 799-X]Received an alert that the Gotham Museum of Natural History experienced a sudden power failure at 11:07 PM. Busy disrupting one of Penguin’s arms deals, sent Barbara to intercept. Four thieves, methods were professional. No guards were harmed, and none of them even caught a glimpse of their assailants. Only item stolen was an ancient canopic jar from the Egypt exhibit. Upon stealing the artifact, a secondary alarm was triggered, alerting the GCPD.According to Barbara, she attacked and disabled “Gremlin” in the security office, before attempting to interrogate him. Considering his name and where he was apprehended, likely their tech expert. After failing to learn any useful information, Barbara re-activated the security cameras, and discovered the locations of “Cortez”, “Gunsmoke”, and an unidentified male. Codenames were learned via eavesdropping on some of their conversations.After discovering their locations, Barbara attempted to apprehend them. After disabling the unidentified male, Barbara was attacked by “Gunsmoke”, who attempted to non-lethally disable her with a combination flash grenade and shotgun butt combo. Barbara managed to disarm “Gunsmoke”, but suffered severe bruising after receiving several bullet wounds to both knees. Shell casings pulled from her suit indicate a .44 Magnum. Upon disabling Barbara, “Gunsmoke” advocated letting Barbara live, stating that “She wasn’t worth the heat.” Unidentified male agreed, before dislocating Barbara’s jaw in retaliation for earlier fight.The security feeds inside the museum were wiped, but a traffic camera across the street recorded footage the getaway car, with the four thieves inside. All had their faces covered. Ran the plates, which turned out to be a dead end. From a car reported stolen earlier that week.In a curious turn of events, the external security cameras show “Cortez”, the unidentified man, and their getaway driver “Gilligan”, waiting for about 5 minutes, before “Gunsmoke” and “Gremlin” exit the museum and escape with them.It is fair to assume that “Gunsmoke” returned to rescue “Gremlin”, as the rest of their team was already preparing to escape. However, motivations are unclear. Is it act of pragmatism, by not leaving a potential loose end? Does he know “Gremlin” personally? Or was it an act of camaraderie? Need more data. Due to takedown of Barbara, will begin compiling a profile on “Gunsmoke.” Likely just another punk who got lucky. Also, schedule remedial training for Barbara once she recovers.[CLOSING INCIDENT REPORT 799-X]
>>3909176[OPENING INCIDENT REPORT 819-Z]According to Dr. Joseph Carver, Quantum Mechanics Specialist at S.T.A.R. Labs, a top-secret project known as HEPHAESTUS was at risk of being stolen. S.T.A.R. Labs decided to move the project via protected convoy to a secure facility outside of Gotham. Ordered Tim and Barbara to provide overwatch, figured it was hoax. About halfway through their route, “Gunsmoke” who had been waiting in the abandoned Gotham Metro, detonated an explosive charge collapsing the highway. Should note, there were no civilian casualties. Charge was well timed, and the S.T.A.R. Labs van fell into the Metro. It was at about this point that Gentleman Ghost entered the fray, and likely began ransacking the truck while “Gunsmoke” stood guard. Again, should note that van driver suffered only moderate injuries. Tim and Barbara were on the scene almost immediately, and engaged “Gunsmoke.” According to their AAR, Barbara was goaded into attacking “Gunsmoke”, who managed to disable her with a knife strike to the patella. “Gunsmoke” attempted to take Barbara hostage, but was disarmed by Tim, who was then himself disabled after a slash to the face, as well as stabs to the scapula and humerus. Tim was knocked unconscious soon afterwards, while Barbara tactically withdrew to a safer distance. There, she watched Gentleman Ghost emerge from the van with the HEPHAESTUS project, who proceeded to teleport(?) away with “Gunsmoke.”Barbara should recover after a few days in a Wayne sponsored hospital. Tim will take a few days longer, and his facial scar will take some time to heal. In the meantime, may need to call Dick to help keep the city in check. Not on great terms, but he’ll put that aside for now.Need to intensify Barbara and Tim’s training schedule. They need to be prepared for what’s out there. Barbara in particular wants some kind of closure what happened to her. If she pushes herself in the state she’s in, would end poorly.“Gunsmoke” is now a credible threat. Once may be luck, but twice, especially against a numbers advantage, is skill. Should note that “Gunsmoke” has attempted non-lethal methods up to this point, but this may change. Need to gather as much information as possible to mitigate this risk. Relationship with Gentleman Ghost is strange. Warrants investigation.[EXITING INCIDENT REPORT 819-Z][EDITING PROFILE]Threat Level: Dangerous- Do not engage without presence of Batman or Nightwing- Local villain chatter expresses interest in recruitment[EDITING COMPLETE][ADDING PROFILE TO GROUP “AT LARGE: PRIORITY”][AUTOMATICALLY MONITORING GCPD COMMUNICATION CHANNELS FOR MENTION OF PROFILE]
>>3909178> That concludes the interlude. Was it too short, too long? Let me know. First time, I've ever written anything like this, and anything helps.
>>3909192You fell for the classic blunder. It was great so now we'll want more after any incidents with the bat family.
>>3909214If you lot end up liking it, I don't mind writing more. I would definitely enjoy writing Bats' paranoid rabbit-holing once the Claw / Apokoliptian gear / Magical powers come out.
>>3909192It was bretty dang gud. It's always nice to get a completely different perspective on things. Also interesting, he couldn't get a read on Ghengis at all? Neat. Now people are going to end up asking for interludes from other characters as well.I was thinking how dead Batgirl and Robin would be if we worked for Black Mask since he'd pretty much explicitly tell us to just kill anyone who fucks with his business.
>>3909192it was pretty good
>>3909233Thanks for the feedback. When it comes to more interludes, ask, and you may receive. I genuinely enjoyed writing this up, and would welcome the opportunity to do it again.>>3909240Thanks, anon.
>>3909192It was really good. I'm glad we got to read it. I can't wait to see what our danger rating becomes once Batman is aware we can manipulate luck and have access to an array of magic.
>>3909255Don't forget your alien gear from the most evil place in the Universe! And your dealings with Set! Hmm......""Are you one of the baddies?""
>>3909248Was good, too good.Now make more slave!Now why didn't GG play Mr. Dressup?I'm surprised we didn't come up with additional aliases, and used disposable secondary code names and call signs for in field use.Dibs on Mr. Black!
>>3909275Keep in mind that the aliases your team used may not be their only ones. You've got multiple, they probably do too.Gentlemen Ghost is a man of pizazz and fashion. He's also a ghost, so disguising that beyond his usual outfit is difficult. And impolite to inquire about.
>>3909268>>3909255We need to take some time off and train some more, get in better shape, and more importantly make more dynamic gadgets to level our playing field. Guns and grenades won't cut it anymore. We need our own version of batman's utility belt and tools for our trade.I'm talking about....remote sticky minesmotion sensor mini camera that can self destructmalleable contact explosivesninja smoke bombsmini drone that can carry small payload or spy.grappling gunEMP pulse generatorproximity air burst concussion grenades>>3909286Could have tried to pull a Hollow Man with fake skin, and then put a mask and hoodie on.Also we need to totally make a Egyptian themed persona, we should ask Set about helping with that.
>>3909286>He's also a ghost, so disguising that beyond his usual outfit is difficult.He could be the most convincing "Invisible Man" on Halloween.
>>3909298Quite the shopping list you have there. Gremlin could be willing to help you out with that, or you could pull more jobs for MC&D in exchange for some of the more exotic gear you mention.I actually had no idea that Hollow Man existed, and the images I found now haunt my darkest nightmares.If you ask Set to help craft an Egyptian persona, it's absolutely going to be Set-related.
>>3909312>I actually had no idea that Hollow Man existed, and the images I found now haunt my darkest nightmares.Try not to get into the fact he tried to rape his associate. Apparently being invisible makes you a turbodick as well.Obviously we need to dress up like our good buddy Pandion the second.
>>3909324That could work, but there are other options.Such as.....
>>3909334That is very shiny. But leaving every vital organ save the brain exposed? A bold strategy, Cotton.
>>3909335Meh, it's just a example of the kind of aesthetic / style you guys might like, not the actual disguise itself.
>>3909335>>3909339Throw in a bit of a mix here and there.
>>3909339But what if I want to expose my pecs for maximum intimidation?
>>3909345>Not for sexiness and seductionYou'd be doing it wrong.
>>3909192Definitely seems like what one would expect from a report written from Batman on an unknown individual
>>3909348Look I know Gremlin has that dorky appeal but it just wouldn't work out between us.
>>3909355Going for the dork again. Ha!Set and Ghengis 3 way love triangle with the batfamily watching from the rooftops.
>>3909360Hey man anyone who knows their way around a LAN party is husband material.
>>3909355>>3909360>Implying the actual romantic interest isn't our Fairbairn-Sykes
>>3909371It is TOO PURE for your INDECENT THOUGHTS
>>3909371>Implying it wasn't part of the fun somewhere in someones love hole.>>3909375That's what you thought, but you should have seen how repressed it was and how it dived right into the most degenerate hobo stuff we could think of.
I can't leave you heathens alone for ten minutes.
>>3909380>That's what you thought, but you should have seen how repressed it was and how it dived right into the most degenerate hobo stuff we could think of.LA LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU>>3909381>mfw
>>3909381We'll we're working for ghost, punching larpers dressed as bats, and hanging out with a splinter of a ancient Egyptian God. Dunno how heathen that is.>>3909387Let me Shout Louder!BUUUUTTBOOOOIII!
>>3909178>batman paranoia already starting to intensify already>he hasn't even seen the magic or alien tech or any of the other bullshit yetoh boy i can't wait till we make him flip his shit so hard he call's the justice league on us.
>>3909612I for one can't wait to meet Green Arrow. He's pretty fucking based.
Usually it'd say romance is unnecessary and just complicates our professional life but you know what? That's fucking boring, we're playing a human not a robot, a little romance can spice things up nicely
>>3909622That involves us finding a chick who can both keep up with us and not fuck us over by the end of the day.
>>3909637Though volatile, the DC cast of criminal women are absolutely phenomenal. But we should get with Bane instead.
>>3909622Wait what? We haven't even met any potential waifus. Much less any who are in a similar line of work where complicating our professional life would be a concern. I mean shit you may have a point given how all we do is work but I don't know if that is due to PTSD or that stuff not being nearly as interesting. QM doesn't seem interested in it and its not like I can blame him for avoiding the waifu wars.
>>3909617I can't wait for superman to show up and get torched while thinking he could no sell shit.
>>3909644I would say Batman would tell him not to fuck around, but Supes has a really bad tendency of being way nicer than he should be so yeah probably.
We should get a pet
I think we should develop three personas.Gunsmoke.Egyptian themed Set Magic & Claw.Alien Apokoliptian Bounty Hunter.We can mix & match when things get tricky, but also have fun with various persona’s, like haughty “Kneel before DOOM” for the Egyptian. Amoral GI-Ant Man for the Apokoliptian and Classic Noir for Gunsmoke.We can be the Roger (American Dad) of the DC universe.>A new villain stole Mount Rushmore!> It’s Sean again, isn’t it.
>>3909638Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
>>3910199Yeah man. She could set the world record for largest pancakes ever made if we got a big enough pan and spoon for her and some people to help crack eggs and shit. Just imagine the glory of such a thing.
>>3910206Well now I am hungry
>>3909622I'd agree as long as it isn't the overused waifus. Like I'd be being Livewire. Killer croc deserves some good bro love too.
>>3910225Be behind getting with*
>>3910225What you don't like Killer Frost like 99% of everyone ever?
>>3910230If I man, just wanna have a life with the softer nicer sides of the DC universe. I'm talking night out on the town with Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze, and Firefly and Deadshot. Maybe have Giganta and Force be part of the group so it isn't a sausage fest though I'm not complaining Bros are criminally underrated in quest and Live Wire is like the most broed out villianess ever
>>3910246Honestly Mr. Freeze is dull. All he thinks about is ''muh Nora''. Killer Croc deserves love though I agree
>>3910252>>3910246Killer Croc cemented his status as ultra-bro when he realized that Speedy was throwing their fight in the hopes that he would lose and get killed, so Croc becomes his AA sponsor.
Also, there was that time Croc tried to go legit.
>>3910246Well we could always bring Silver Banshee back with us to chill. I'm sure her and Jack would get along well. Or we could get the non ghosty version.Although if we're getting the not so dead one people'd probably want her to look like how she did in "Hell to Pay".Killer Croc is 10,000% best boi though.
>>3910252He'd make the world's best golf announcer though
How is Riddler in this universe? Serious super dangerous version which figures out Batman's identity or something goofy and dorky like pic related
>>3910315He' still an egomaniacal narcissist obsessed with riddles, but he's not as edgy as some incarnations.
>>3910326So he isn't Jim Carrey levels of WAHOO?
>>3910337I enjoy colossal hams, but it wouldn't fit the setting well.
>>3910266Man I feel bad for killer croc, literally cannot go legit even if he tried, shit sucks.
>>3908082You sprint towards the jetty. It may be riskier than going for the manhole, but if half the stories you hear about the Gotham sewer system are true, you’d almost prefer the sniper’s bullet.> Perk Unlocked: Spring-Heeled Jack - Your agility and coordination makes you a terrific second-story man. +10 to any dodge or agility checks.As you hear the staccato crack of the sniper rifle and the tell-tale buzz of a near-miss, it looks like your wish may just come true after all.> Roll me some d100s + 20> DC: 70> Hello everyone, glad to be back. In case you missed it, I posted the interlude last night, so give it a read and let me know what you think!
Rolled 6 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>3910341He'd be pretty boss in construction, too. Especially around water based projects. He'd be phenomenal at finding solid ground at the bottom.>>3910346Do a slide. No one expects a slide.
Rolled 1 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>3910346
>>3910358Ooh right in the ass.
Rolled 64 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>3910346>>3910358Oh speaking of Croc
>>3910358Jesus. It's hot and cold with you people. Critical failure. Writing.
Rolled 40 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>3910346Lol>>3910341To be fair he's a cannibal. You can't really recover your reputation from that
>>3910362Lady luck is a fickle mistress.
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>3910346I'm tempted to break out the Fist of Horus, turn around and whomp the sniper.
>>3910346You do your best to evade getting shot, and you do pretty well. Unfortunately, about halfway down the jetty, your luck runs out and you take a shot to the chest. It hurts like a motherfucker, but it didn’t penetrate. In addition, being shot was enough of a distraction that you fail to notice the advanced age of the jetty. More specifically, you fail to notice the series of rotten boards that collapse underneath your weight, sending you ass over teakettle into the drink. You just manage to hold on to your alien carbine, would’ve been really bad if you lost it.Thankfully, your suit insulates you somewhat from the cold, but it’s still a shock to the system.You’re now underneath the jetty, and though you know how to swim, making a break for it with that sniper still out there is probably not the best idea.> Play dead. For all this guy knows, that shot put you down. Either he goes away, or he comes to check and you jump him.> Dive as deeply as you can and make it as far as possible before you have to take a breath. If you get enough distance, maybe you can gulp enough air to dive again before he draws a bead on you.> Dive and try to reach the shoreline. Maybe you can try to lie and wait for him?> Other?
Rolled 43 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>3910346
>>3910387>> Play dead. For all this guy knows, that shot put you down. Either he goes away, or he comes to check and you jump him.
>>3910387>> Dive as deeply as you can and make it as far as possible before you have to take a breath. If you get enough distance, maybe you can gulp enough air to dive again before he draws a bead on you.
>>3910387> Dive as deeply as you can and make it as far as possible before you have to take a breath. If you get enough distance, maybe you can gulp enough air to dive again before he draws a bead on you.
>>3910397Support. We gotta get out of the snipers line of sight
>>3910387>Other.Dive as deeply as possible, then double back to the shoreline. Let's turn the tables and ambush the sniper.
>>3910397>>3910409>>3910410Doing your best submarine impression wins.> Roll me some d100s + 20> DC: 60
Rolled 92 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>3910440I don't know what sounds a fish makes. Blorp.
Rolled 67 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>3910446
Rolled 9 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>3910440
>>3910440You’re not a half-bad swimmer, and if this guy’s a pro, he’ll know that unless you check the body yourself, they aren’t dead. He could try something explosive to confirm the kill, so you better get out of here.You take a deep breath, and dive as deeply as possible.You manage to make it a respectable distance before you need to surface, and you silently pray that it’ll be enough.You don’t feel the pain of being shot again as your re-surface, so you probably made it far enough. The question now, is how long will your luck hold?You dive once more, and continue your progress downriver, hopefully out of the sniper’s line of sight.After you head back to the surface a second time, the sniper notices and begins taking potshots into the water. You’re too fast for him to get a solid hit though, and it must be infuriatingly similar to playing whack-a-mole for him.Eventually, you’ve drifted far enough downriver to break his line of sight, and wash up back on the shoreline.You decide to:> Escape. You barely got out of there by the skin of your teeth. You need to vacate the area ASAP.> Go hunting. You need answers, and maybe you want some payback for getting shot at multiple times.
>>3910488>> Escape. You barely got out of there by the skin of your teeth. You need to vacate the area ASAP.We're bruised, wet, and have no idea where he could be right at this moment. And we gotta find out why Jack isn't picking up.
>>3910488> Escape. You barely got out of there by the skin of your teeth. You need to vacate the area ASAP.I can't imagine us outsniping him in state we are and with this equipment
>>3910488>> Escape. You barely got out of there by the skin of your teeth. You need to vacate the area ASAP.
>>3910496>>3910514>>3910528I'll go ahead and call it for escaping. Writing.
>>3910488> Go hunting. You need answers, and maybe you want some payback for getting shot at multiple times.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3910488For a second, you envision hunting the sniper down and getting some payback. But then reality kicks back in. You’re bruised, wet, and not equipped to go countersniping. The best thing to do is to retreat while you can, and figure out why Jack isn’t answering any of your sigil calls.You’ve still got your phone, which miraculously managed to survive your unwanted dip.You decide to call:> ???> Nobody. Until you’ve got a better handle on what’s going on here, you don’t want to get anyone else wrapped up in this.(Background roll, ignore it. DC: 14)
>>3910543> Nobody. Until you’ve got a better handle on what’s going on here, you don’t want to get anyone else wrapped up in this.
>>3910543>Police? Pretend to be anonymous and inform them of the shooting. Batman is likely to investigate so more heat on mystery sniper the better
>>3910543>> Nobody. Until you’ve got a better handle on what’s going on here, you don’t want to get anyone else wrapped up in this.We should at least check to see if the sigil works with Set. To see if it's a problem on our end or Jack's.
>>3910543>> Nobody. Until you’ve got a better handle on what’s going on here, you don’t want to get anyone else wrapped up in this.Head back to the hideout, making sure we aren't being followed and watch the place for a while before entering.
>>3910553>>3910559>>3910561Calling nobody wins. Writing.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>3910543You briefly consider phoning the cops, but somebody has probably done that already, and you don’t feel like scrapping your phone and getting a new one.However, there is one theory that you want to test. You may not be able to communicate with Jack, but what about Set?You try to ping Set via the Mark, to no avail. Alright, you’re narrowing it down. If you can’t contact neither Jack nor Set, someone or something of a magical nature must be interfering. Maybe that sniper didn’t come alone. Your pulse quickens at the realization that you are still in danger.You need to get back to the safehouse. Now.You’ll take the back alleys for now, at least until you think you’re in the clear.(tbc)> Background rolling, nothing is happening I promise :)> (DC 8)
>>3910605Alright, roll me some d100s, no modifier.> DC 50
>>3910605I'm glad your a promise keeper QM
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>3910610>>3910605It's a good thing nothing is happening.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>3910610
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>3910610
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>3910610
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>3910610Who have we pissed off?Intergang seems the likely suspect.
>>3910605As you navigate the back alleys, you get the feeling that you’re being watched.Your paranoia is only heightened when you swear that you spot a flash of green in your peripheral vision. However, when you turn to look, there is nothing there.You clutch your carbine closer, before your suspicions are confirmed. Hovering in front of you is a shadowy figure in a green hood.You:> Open with a salvo from your alien carbine> Activate Magesight> Use a magical power (Specify which)> Tell the figure to get out of your way> Other
>>3910657I'm an idiot, forget to add an option> Bring out the Claw
>>3910657> Tell the figure to get out of your way
>>3910657>> Tell the figure to get out of your wayAyo what the fuck dude we ain't done shit. We a gud boi
>>3910657>Bring out the Claw spirit of vengeance vs spirit of vengeance.
>>3910657AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAthis was on mobileAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhlright then specter
>>3910657>Fucking SpectreJesus H Christ in heaven what did we do to deserve this!?
>>3910657Oh shit I thought it was DOOM for a second.> Tell the figure to get out of your way
>>3910657>Bring out the clawO fuck
>>3910686I think he smells Set on us. Or Pandion is drawing him in with all of his righteous anger. Birds or a feather after all.
I need to grab dinner, I will return soon. Voting will be open until then.
>>3910657>> Tell the figure to get out of your way
>>3910668SupportAlright. So we’re dealing with spectre. Maybe. Anyone got any game plans?
>>walk in after getting food and stuff>we got the fucking spectre after usNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE!
>>3910702Already voted but I think the Claw is the way to go, Sean is filled with righteous anger and we’re also host to a vengeful spirit and connected to a deity, hopefully the wrath of god will see the parallel.
>>3910705Well after a quick google searching, I can indeed assume pray is indeed a viable option.That or use our claw to magic the shit out of him
>>3910710But is us ams big on the religions?
>>3910687I love that you were like “Oh shit, it’s Doom! Oh, never mind, it’s only the Spectre.”
>>3910657Oh, what of specter isn't after us? We are a speck of existence to him. I'm sure he's here for a separate reason entirely
>>3910657> Activate Magesight
>>3910717Oh and quick note for those unfamiliar with Spectre, if we get in a situation where his life is in our hands, DO NOT KILL HIM. I repeat, DO NOT, he has a ghost rider thing about dying that can and would no sell any and all takers. It would be easier to fight golden age superman.
>>3910724Sorry bro, but that's meta. Only work with the information the character has.
All right, I have returned, voting is now closed. Give me a moment to tally.
Looks like telling him to kick dirt wins. Writing.
>>3910657Instigating hostilities with the hovering weirdo probably isn’t a good idea. Maybe you can just get him to fuck off.> “Listen pal, I have had an incredibly bad day. I don’t care who you are, what you can do, or why you are here. Just get out of my way. I don’t want this to get violent, but I will do what I have to do.”The figure doesn’t budge. In fact, he doesn’t even move at all.There is an incredibly uncomfortable pause, before the figure addresses you in a deep and rumbling voice.“Your bravado does not stir me, Sean Clayton. You have no need to fear my presence, at least for now. I have been observing your actions for some time, ever since I learned that you had been Marked and Awakened. I am a Spirit of Vengeance, not unlike the one that has bound itself to you. I was the one responsible for disabling your calls for aid. Consider it both a test and a warning. Though your actions up to this point may violate the laws of man, I still sense the goodness inside you. Safeguard it carefully, else I will return, and our meeting will be far less pleasant. Before I depart. I have but one question for you. Why? Why do you walk the path that you have chosen? You have been gifted with incredible powers that you could do so much more with. Why do you choose to engage in such petty acts of criminality?”> ???
>>3910778"A man's gotta make a living somehow."who is this flying dick to judge us anyways
>>3910778>"The world isn't a good place. I'm just trying to live in it."
>>3910778“....It started as a job. It still is. But I’m not evil, like one of those crazy villains out there. I’m just.... a henchmen. Nothing more.”
>>3910778Gentleman Ghost found me in a dark place and gave me purpose, direction so its only natural I would repay in kind which is more than I can say about whatever you are
>>3910778>What do you want me to do, join up with those costumed dicks or work for the feds? Evil ain't easy to suss out, and I'm getting by just fine as I am now. >*distrust of authority and cynicism intesifies*
>>3910799>>*distrust of authority and cynicism intesifies*Our guy is similar to Selina both talented both good people deep down and both tired and worn down by this shitty world
>>3910778I'll back a mix of >>3910794 and >>3910797We tried playing it straight and got turned away. Jack gave us a home and a job. It's not glamorous but it's ours and we owe him. No capes ever helped us.
Alright, I'm going to call it here for a mix of pragmatic / cynical reasons with a splash of getting screwed by the system. Sound good?
>>3910778The question is what actually is evil? Is it stealing from those who claim to try making the world a better place while building weapons of mass destruction? Is it working for a government that will actively abandon its own for its own petty pride? Is it dressing up like a clown and having unrestricted access to cripple and maim as you like provided nobody dies because you are on the right side of history? Do not lecture me ghost of vengeance, for you barely know what you even speak.
>>3910819Sounds super (haha)
>>3910778"It's a living."That, and we don't exactly put much blanket trust in any authority these days. Also, Jack's a bro, and unlike our previous employer we look after our own.Not that we'd ever say as much to any Random Scmuck #3 like this guy.
>>3910657Now we've been officially spotted up close.>>3910794>>3910797This, and throw in a small peppering of >*distrust of authority and cynicism intesifies*
>>3910820This can be our comeback if he starts preaching holier than thou crap. Also he kinda put us in danger there by removing our support, while not a direct hostile act, it allowed hostile actors to be more effective upon us.
>>3910778“Petty acts of criminality?” Man , fuck this condescending jerk.> “You really want to know why I do what I do? Fine. I learned the hard way that playing by other people’s rules is a fast-track to getting burned. Sure, this work isn’t glamorous or heroic, but it’s a goddamn living. And you want to know the funny thing? The people I’ve met in this line of work have treated me better than any authority or system.> One of the so-called “villains” pulled me out of a dark place. He gave me shelter, a steady job, and an actual purpose, which is more than any “hero” has. You lecture me about good and evil, as if the world is so black and white. Do not lecture me, ghost of vengeance, for you own belabor your own ignorance.> This world is harsh, and I’m just a simple man trying to live in it as best as I can. I’m just a henchman, I want to do my job and do it well.”(tbc)
>>3910854You see the figure move for the first time, as it recoils at the ferocity and vitriol of your statements. After recovering, it addresses you once more.“With the powers you have been gifted, you have a duty to your fellow man to use them responsibly. You speak of my ignorance, yet conveniently ignore your own shortcomings. I know more about you than you think, Clayton, especially of your past. You pretend that the consequences of your actions do not stem from acts that you performed of your own free will. I name you a coward that behaves in the manner of a sullen child. Your men would be ashamed of you.”> ???
>>3910873But if we weren't in this line of work we never would've gotten these powers. Are we done here or is he going to keep talking out of his ass?
>>3910873>Your men would be ashamed of you.That's a fukken lowblow ghostman
>Your men would be ashamed of you.“My men were good....honorable... PEOPLE! KILLED BY SOME LOWLY SCUM AND BETRAYED BY THOSE THAT COULD NOT CARE LESS. YOU, HAVE, NO RIGHT!
>>3910873Being "good" soldiers sure didn't keep them alive. Self burn, ouch.>"I did my duty and it led me here. Carrying my men with me for the rest of my life."Why is a spirit of vengeance which never has to hold itself accountable trying to lecture us on accountability? All it does is follow its directives. It's just blindly following orders like a good little soldier. Only it doesn't have the PTSD to show for it, the bastard.
Calling it here for a mix of "fuck off" and "don't talk about my men". Writing.
>>3910925Not done yet!
Ho man, batman better get the fuck outta dodge if this actually escalates between us and the specter, hes pushing all the right buttons for us to get into a magical dogfight and it will level all of gotham if that goes down.
>>3910946Nah we ain't that strong. Spectre would fold us over his knee honestly.
>>3910873Then as one child to another I call you a moral coward, a jay, a lowly libel slander.You look down on those who do not use themselves to your approval because you have the luxury of privilege. You claim to know of shortcomings from people like us yet you ignore the people who have little choice but to do so.Suppose the alternative would be to watch ourselves die, those who choose that already have. Only the ones who chose not to are left!If you really know about me, you'd know that I gained these powers after I choose this path, not before.You use the tradegy of my comrades to attempt to shame and debase me. It is clear to me you did not know them well enough as to why and what they fought for. Many of them join for simpler and less ignoble reasons than most and yet died nobly. I cannot say the same will be for either of us in future interactions.Now get out my fucking way.*raise carbine*
>>3910954to be fair he could fold darkseid over his knee. my point is if he actually pisses our guy off enough we do also have a spirit of vengeance and we still have enough magical bullshit that the fight would not be pretty for the surrounding town is all i'm saying, there would probably be a lot of collateral.
>>3910873Eh, he kinda has a point
>>3910964I highly doubt ol' Pandy II could stand up to Spectre. Even unbound. And our magic is also not that great. We know only a little and haven't practiced with it enough to be beefy. I'd wager a few city blocks would get rocked before Spectre decides it's enough and banishes Pandion to the shadow realm.Course I don't know. But we're just a henchman, man.
>>3910873“Your men would be ashamed of you.” The phrase whips around inside your head like a centrifuge. And you finally snap.> “I did my duty goddammit, and look what I have to show for it! My men did their duty, and look at their rewards. Gone, with only me to carry them for the rest of my life! But you, you’re nothing more than a fucking puppet dancing a deluded tune. You can insult me all you like, BUT I WILL NOT STAND HERE AND LET YOU SPEAK ABOUT MY MEN!”You take a deep breath and state in a chillingly calm voice,> “I’m done here. You’ve made your point and I have nothing more to say. Now get out of my way.”The figure looks like it wishes to say something else, but instead fades from view.You are almost immediately assaulted by several sigil calls from Jack. Guess whoever that fucker was stopped strangling your distress calls.“Sean! I’ve been trying to contact you! There’s a massive magical power signature near the docks, get out of there now!”> “Don’t worry about it, Jack. I handled it. This mission’s been a disaster from start to finish. Come pick me up and I’ll tell you about it.”“I’m on my way!”What a fucking trainwreck. The knowledge that some opinionated spirit of vengeance is watching you for some perceived slight is not nice. You need to get stronger. And you need a vacation.> Thus concludes our session for tonight. I apologize for stopping it a little earlier than usual, but I felt it would be an appropriate stopping point. As always, please deliver unto me treatises about how I write like a 14 year-old edgelord.
>>3910962Kind of worried about saying so much in the open, since if there is some bs plot batshit flying around, we are dumping a lot of doxing information about ourselves.
>>3910988Nah, I will confirm that there were no eavesdroppers on your little meeting.
>>3910983Darn, I had more verbal ammo to shoot at that guy if we went with a bit of my write in for our men.
>>3910991That sounds like something someone hiding the fact that there were eavesdroppers eavesdropping on us would say.
>>3910994I enjoyed it, but unfortunately, voting had been closed.>>3910995Would I lie to you?
>>3910995You sound like someone the batman would eavesdrop on would say.Is that you Joker?
>>3910983>As always, please deliver unto me treatises about how I write like a 14 year-old edgelord.14 year old edgelord writing is my guilty pleasure. I read worm fanfiction for Pete's sake
>>3910999>Would I lie to you?Trips of god makes me think the answer to this question is [Cryptic shit that gets my firstborn killed].
>>3910999Why wouldn't you lie?>>3910999Well it takes time and effort to make a good write in, I wanted to use some words that needed a thesaurus and stuff and still couldn't quite find the wright ones.I went and even made a mini backstory for our units death and our perfect response.
>>3911002Now wouldn't that be funny? Hehehe.There is a 99.37% chance of us punching Joker in the face the first time we meet.
>>3910999so how much magical power was being thrown about there anyways? was it enough for things of a magical nature to notice some shits going down in gotham?
>>3911005Its a trick! If you flip the numbers upside down you get a secret hidden satan!>>3911010please let it be without the claw, then again with the claw, then again with a claw tipped with a pie![Then we steal his Harley for a ride/spoiler]
>>3911011There's only a handful of magicians in Gotham. Constantine and Zatanna sometimes hang out there but they are frequently traveling all over the place
>>3911008I'll have you know that I am an upstanding paragon of virtue that has never once told a lie.>>3911011Spectre is quite possibly the most powerful being in the universe, so yes, some people probably noticed.
>>3911017Harley is for hugging and comforting for her years of suffering abuse and buying a jet-hammer. And I will throw down with anyone who says otherwise.
We should probably ask Jack what his endgame is. What all this is for and what we're working towards. Let him know that this rattled us a bit.
>>3911029I've actually got something cooked up for this. I think you lot will like it.
>>3911034We're going to bake a cake? A GHOST cake?!
>>3911019oh i know, but spectre is literally so powerful that he's kind of a walking black hole of magical bullshit, so whenever he does ANYTHING pretty much any magician on the planet worth their salt would know about it.
>>3911017Harley is one big can of worms if she doesn't kill us, Ivy will if she doesn't, assuming Gotham city sirens exist, Selina will
>>3911027Only way to reach out to her is to be the desirable badboy. Plus shes totally down for open relationships. Why would she be going out with the bats and Ivy?
>>3911038If so this presents us with a very good opportunity to expand our arcane ability
>>3911048i agree, but like i said, spectre is absolutely bullshit powerful and anything worth dragging him out of the shadows enough for people to find out about that shit will get onlookers ready to do shit.My worry currently is some asshat like constantine or zatanna will try going after us just because the spectre decided to be a thing.
>>3911059Maybe they will, and maybe they won't. I guess we'll all find out together.
>>3911059Constantine isn't that bad. We'd just go out drinking with him and tell him we're just living with our ghost buddy and not trying to blow up the planet or invade Hell for some weird power source or some dumb shit and he'd probably be okay with it. I hope.
>>3911069yes, constantine is one thing, someone like zatanna or half of the justice league is quite another.
>>3911082Half the justice league are chumps. So which half would we be getting? Zatanna hangs out with ghosts, too. She can't judge us.
>>3911057Looks like I've outted your waifu.
>ConstantineReminder what this happened
>>3911109Nah m8 I actually am a Frost man. Harley is just absolute little sister status.
>>3911109>>3911057Waifu warring when waifus haven't even been introduced. I've got some galaxy-brain level players.
>>3911114>implying Jack, Set, and Pandion II aren't top-tier waifusBest girls are all ghosts. Set is a ghost shut up. I won't hear about how he's a god.
>>3911120Obviously not, they are husbandos.We never fight over them because we accept all of them.
>>3911126>he doesn't even understand how toppest of waifus the ghostly harem areNext you'll tell me Batman is a husbando. You are clearly hysteric.
>>3911131Batmans for plebs, Green Arrow is such a husbando bro, he even hooks us up with his ex.
>>3911182Black Canary wouldn't go out with us even if we had billions of dollars. Which her ex would have.
>>3911192booty call is dif than dating.
>>3911256>thinking she'd lower her standards that much to bang us
>>3911258>Putting her on a pedestal and thinking shes beyond our reach
>>3911286>not realizing your limits and instead bashing your head against a wall and causing yourself painThere is only so far one can push. Also no she just has different taste in men. Not really an obstacle you can overcome.
>>3911296>Not realizing our potential after unlocking cool magic powers.Your the only obstacle anon. Look around, there are no other walls but youYou really hate her don'tcha huh?
>>3911302>overestimating yourself based on something not as remarkable as it first appearsThe only thing propelling you is your ignorance and lack of introspection.Black Canary is dope. But literally she would not be interested in us. And I wouldn't want to do Green Arrow like that.
Did anyone already suggest Desert Storm as an alias possibility?Cause, I mean... Storm, chaos, and fire powers, themes of vengeance and regret, ex-military (technically probably the Iraq War or one of its after-conflicts, but really, it all seems like one big war meshed together...).
>>3911306Its only a matter of your perspective. We can shape and mold our character into a ladykiller if we want to.Your the only one here goings full stop slam on the breaks. You wouldn't even let us try with metas because you would say they are untouchables.>>3911308A bit too informative to someone like batman to narrow down our true identity.Maybe Divine Wind or Bombardier could work better.Unless we create a fake ID then build a fake alias upon that. Might work depending on how good we detail and make the backstory.Maybe we Gank a goon and steal their identity? What about the many goons that died in Egypt dig? Probably not a good idea, too many possible connections to previous jobs never pans out.
>>3911308It's a little on the nose but it'd work. Usually the purpose of an alias is to hide the identity of the one possessing it as best as possible though.
>>3911313>Its only a matter of your perspective. We can shape and mold our character into a ladykiller if we want to.>Your the only one here goings full stop slam on the breaks. You wouldn't even let us try with metas because you would say they are untouchables.So what you're saying is you want to base the entire decision of characterization on wanting to bang Black Canary? That's just shortsighted. Also still wouldn't work.Why wouldn't we have a chance with metas? That's racist dude. I'm not sure who it's racist against but it's totally racist.
>>3911322No, I'm saying the limitations you put on our character for no good reason is your own preferences, and should be kept in check. You already did it with Harley.If we want to hang out with Green and Black we can, if we wana bang em both, we can (try). What we can't/shouldn't do is force on one another to abide by such arbitration without a very very good reason to.>racistNigga wut?
>>3911337>No, I'm saying the limitations you put on our character for no good reason is your own preferencesNigga we ain't Canary's type because we're a criminal and she has a moral compass. Also depending on the continuity she is genuinely in love with Green Arrow despite also hating his guts. It isn't anything we can do to fix. And the Harley bit was shitposting. Like 106% of what I type.Metas got the meta gene. Them having that gene doesn't discount their availability for relationships. No one is going to call them untouchable just because of that. That's racist. And we're are known for our tolerance and equal treatment of any and all peoples. Mainly the slapping their shit part for doing something stupid.
Hmmm... thinking about it a casual fling with Harley is possible but relationship would be hell
>>3911352Really the problem is with her unhealthy obsession with the Joker. Break that and give her some TLC and it'd turn out alright. Take a while to work her down from her psychosis but she'd come around to somewhat sane levels eventually.
>>3911350Then it depends on stealing her away from either men. I'm assuming we are in the later part of the lore where Arrow is divorced and has left and is with ivy or thinking of leaving.Still doesn't stop us from getting our game on.Most of the waifu posting is shitposting but you seem to have taken it a bit more personal.>That's racist.Stop being racist, you racist, racist!>>3911358Or make her obsess over us and into our new sidekick. We'd treat her much better and with more genuine care than Joker ever would.
> Be me.> "Oh hey, they're posting about waifus. Meh, they'll probably tucker themselves out soon."> Go play vidya for 2 hours.> Come back.> They're still going.
>>3911382yeah this is truely a dark time line
>>3911386What about the time spiderman ate children and turned the leftovers into snack bars?
>>3911382I'm not even straight but I'm too invested in this to stop
>>3911376Arrow gets around, Canary doesn't. Even after their divorce Canary still likes Arrow and vice versa. Arrow is just a dumbass and fucks it up a lot. As for Harley, she always goes back to Joker. She latches onto Ivy because Ivy - surprise - treats her like a human being and actually cares about her. The optimal time to strike so to speak for Harley is basically any time the Joker treats her like garbage and tells her to fuck off. Which happens a lot.>you seem to have taken it a bit more personalWell we have to start the show somewhere, don't we? The best place is SUPER SERIAL NOT A JOKE moment.I'm not racist, I hate everything utterly and without reservation. You're a racists for assuming I'm a racist. You're like the KKK if it had a black baby and that black baby hated asians!>We'd treat her much better and with more genuine care than Joker ever would.Unless it's the White Knight Joker. He's a really good guy.>>3911382You should know it never stops. Not really. It may sleep sometimes but it never stops.
>>3911391nah, we are in waifu hell. those children died innocently giving back to the economy
>>3911382Its all about muh dik and sex.How long as man been fighting over that? When has it ever truly stopped?>>3911393To be fair, there are husbandos too, which lucky for you we all accept unconditionally.
>>3911398>To be fair, there are husbandos too, which lucky for you we all accept unconditionally.I disagree if we are going down the waifu route it is going to be some sweet honey.
>>3911398>which lucky for you we all accept unconditionally.No way, Ra's is a fucking loser. Elongated Man is ten times better.
>>3911396B-b-but I'm BLASIAN!>>3911382Someone give him a Ron Paul post for comfort.
>>3911401Ra....has a doggie dong
>>3911402>B-b-but I'm BLASIAN!You know what they say. People hate the most what they reject about themselves.
>>3911405Not Ra, Ra's, the guy with the daughter that does the thing and spawns the biggest broodiest asshole of all time, Damien. I mean he might still have a red rocket but I'm not checking. Lazarus pits turn me off.
>>3911400Well, you didn't say you weren't into women so.....are you into /d/uckgirls?>>3911406Promiscuous women? That's some MGTOW stuff right there.
Disregard waifus, acquire armaments. And currency, which may be exchanged for more armaments.Drown any desire for romance in the pursuit of unlimited dakka.
>>3911409You may be happy to know that Damien Wayne doesn't exist yet.
>>3911409Who?>>3911416Can we create him?
>>3911416>yet.THAT'S THE PROBLEMIT'S STILL HAPPENINGThat's it, priority one, dick punch Batman's fertility into the year 3074.>>3911418The lazarus pits 3,000,000,000,000,000% gave it away you can't fool me.
>>3911411by honeys I was implying females and asserting that I would not be ok with our main character entering into a dick to dick relationship
>>3911412I bet you oil your Springfield every night, eh?
>>3911396Good lesbian girlfriend Ivy is a fairly modern thing. Back in animated serious it was obvious Ivy was manipulating her into being HER Harley which is the point of Ivy's character, she desires control and power men have for crying out loud she literally mind controls people!
>>3911426Fair point. But it still stands that all it really takes is treating her nicely and having her trust you.
>>3911422I knew a guy who had really nice labs named Lazario!>>3911426The sad thing is I've seen this when I'm around lesbians with obvious disparities in size and attitude. One tends to be dominate tuff and violent, the other more clingy demure and vulnerability. It honestly looked like an abusive relation ship to me from just body language alone.
>>3911425Never even seen a gun in person. Just know too many quests fall apart over waifus, and I like this one.It's comfy.
>>3911443>It's comfy.Well you're welcome for turning up the heat with all this inanity. Also buy a gun. They're good for you as long as you don't kiss them too hard. Or stick your dick in them. >>3911441Lazario is my least favorite Mario brother.
>>3911443Not even in a museum? Even in my city with tons of tough laws I can still see guns everywhere, from on cops batman belts to behind display cases.>>3911449He was Italian.....Anon, your not being the big bad "R" word again are you?
>>3911398Ah, really now. Then I vote to fuck Constantine knowing full well that's asking to get killed
>>3911452>He was Italian.....>Anon, your not being the big bad "R" word again are you?Yeah Mario was Italian too. A family are usually from the same ethno-cultural group.. Orphans BTFO eat shit Bruce
>>3911454So long as its Keanu Reeves in disguise.>>3911455Bruce was from the spruce tree and bat mamal family.Spruce+Bat= Bruce!All this talk of race must be racism! The internet taught me. Just not why.
>>3911489>So long as its Keanu Reeves in disguise.An underrated Constantine to be sure, but still not as good as the brit.I also meant Bruce Springsteen. His music sucks.
>>3911493Good thing I've never heard of it then
>>3911499But you have. Just now.
>>3911567But I still don't know what it sounds like.I will start deploying Nickel back songs if you test me on this!
We all know that we're going to end up with Babs. Her knees buckle every time she sees us.
>>3910159ok i am liking the idea and its kind of funny
I think Clayton, as a character, should call Batman out on training children to charge armed gunmen.Fuck, why doesn't the anger spook go after Batman for that?
>>3911803Because Batman is using his powers for good by punching Mr. Freeze instead of using his vast wealth to try and save the guys wife. Clearly.
>>3911814... damn that is the most damning observation on the bat I have ever heard.
>>3911814In-universe justification for this is that Gotham is literally cursed and no matter how much money Bruce throws at Gotham it doesnt help also he's freaking crazy Why he doesn't buy Arkham is beyond me though
>>3911854If only he knew anyone who might be good with curses and magic stuff. Maybe get all of them in a league to help with stuff like this. For justice.
>>3911984That would require trust. And he trusts no one. Not even himself. Especially not himself.
This is a little out-of-the-blue, but I'm in a creative mood. Voting's open until the next run on Tuesday.Would you lot prefer....> An interlude from the perspective of someone you've encountered so far. (If so, name the character)> Flashback sequence to your court martial and the aftermath.
>>3912157>> Flashback sequence to your court martial and the aftermath.
>>3912157>> Flashback sequence to your court martial and the aftermathI want to see out MC go from that bright eyed Patriot that volunteered for love of God and country. To the cynical and disillusioned man he is today, betrayed by the very system he fought to uphold.
> Flashback sequence to your court martial and the aftermath.
>>3912157> Flashback sequence to your court martial and the aftermath.
>>3912157> An interlude from the perspective of someone you've encountered so far. (If so, name the character)
>>3912773Set exploring the world as it has changed from its imprisonment, and reuniting with his other half, and some various interactions, such as spooking magically or spiritually attuned women. Also a broomstick.
>>3912157>An interlude from... Set.
Wonder How long til someone from batmans rouge Gallery wants to hire us
>>3918007I give it a week until Pengy sends an offer.
>>3918103So long as we don't have to meet him in the sewers.
>>3918007Think we could get invited to a poker game? I also wouldn't mind getting a beer with killer croc or Deadshot.
>>3918495Mr. Freeze and Clayface would be interesting too. I think Clayface would get a kick out of our multiple personas and I'd work with freeze just on principal.
>>3918508Mr. Freeze is a good guy but he's not the kind of guy you hang out with. Maybe if he ever cured his wife he would stop being so unapproachable. Clayface would be friends with anyone who appreciates his acting career.
>>3918587I more meant to interact with than necessarily hang out with. I think Sean would really appreciate the lengths he goes to for his wife and would want to help.
What if Magpie?
>>3910983After Jack transports you back to the mansion, you both sit down for your debriefing. Well, you hang your armor up to dry and get an icepack for that nasty bruise on your back first. While in Jack’s cozy parlor room, you elaborate on the various bombshells and inconveniences you encountered during your mission.“Hmmm….. The entity you encountered worries me greatly” Jack muses, “But the sniper who attacked you concerns me as well. As I see it, there are 2 potential reasons that sniper was there. One, he was there as protection for my contact’s men, and when the meet was called off, was given orders to retrieve our cargo by any means necessary. Or, he was providing overwatch for that suspicious van you followed. Either way presents an issue.Likewise, that entity you mentioned is definitely the greater problem. It was powerful enough to suppress my attempts to communicate with you via sigil, which is no easy feat. Thankfully, my contact is willing to give the hand-off another chance, in about a week or so. Apparently, he wants the time to root out the traitors in his organization that leaked our original meeting place. In that time, I will do some independent research to discover whatever I can about the being you encountered. Mayhaps you can ask the spirit in the Claw about it?In the meantime, I would recommend you take some time to relax and work on strengthening yourself for the trials to come. I must warn you to be careful, Sean. That entity’s appearance was like a magical flare that could draw both heroic and villainous magic practitioners to Gotham in search of answers or power.”Jack’s right. That sanctimonious ethereal prick mentioned that it would be keeping tabs on you. You need to prepare in case it ever makes a move.You decide to: (Pick 3 of these, each option is repeatable)> Unlock a new spell (Specify Nature)> Practice an existing spell ( Specify which) > Practice your knifework with Genghis> See if Gremlin can teach you about electronics> Practice lockpicking and infiltration with Cortez> Other(And pick 1 of these side events)> Queensberry Rules, Revised Edition> All Roads Lead to Darkness> Death in the Family(As a side note, it appears that the flashback sequence has won the poll, I will begin working on it.)
>>3919393> Unlock a new spell (Fire)> Practice an existing spell (Magesight) > Practice your knifework with Genghis> All Roads Lead to Darkness
>>3919393>> Unlock a new spell (Fire!)>> Practice an existing spell (Chaos, probability manipulation)>>Commune with the spirit in the Claw.>>All Roads Lead to Darkness
>>3919393I'll back >>3919414Will we be able to talk with Jack about what his goals are?
>>3919431Don't worry, I plan on having Jack's motivations become clear very soon.
>>3919414>>3919431By probability manipulation, do you mean Hex Bolt, Roll the Die, or Luck Drain?
>>3919438Roll the Die!
>>3919438I was thinking hex bolt. If we get extremely lucky we might be able to pull a fast one on Spectre by making him unlucky and using the soul trap to pin him in one place.
>>3919455>>3919460In that case, I'll go ahead and call it for Fire training and talking to Pandion. If nobody changes their vote for which Chaos spell to practice, I'll just roll a d2.Roll me some d100s> DC: 50 / 70 / 90
>>3919460Rerolling though. Remember how fickle qst dice can be.
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>3919471>>3919474Good point. I'll switch to the reroll
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>3919471Basically, I'm elite
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>3919471
>>3919493I'm not even surprised anymore.
>>3919494We always roll well when it comes to learning Set's magic. Khonsu no longer is the Heliopolitan with the best avatar.
Had to answer the door real quick. Writing now.
>>3919471You need to master as much magic as you can. You haven’t touched Fire yet, which something that should be rectified. As you’ve learned, in order to learn a spell belonging to a certain Nature, you need to channel emotions that resonate it. Anger ought to do the trick to unlock Fire.You begin channeling your thoughts and memories to make yourself as angry as possible, and just as you feel like you’re about to explode from your rage, it suddenly ebbs away from you.You have unlocked:> Fire Bolt: A bolt of fire. Currently strong enough to burn unarmored people and light fortifications.> Thermal Sight (Passive): At will, you can activate or disable Thermal Sight to see in infrared.> Phoenix: You no longer take fire damage, and can absorb large sources of heat to heal yourself.Roll me some d100s> DC 65
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>3919520
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>3919520Those are all good holy shit
Rolled 1 (1d20)Let’s hope for even better anon
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>3919520So wait, can we use Firebolt and Phoenix in conjunction to get autoheals?>Predator VisionSweet
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>3919520Roll dem bones.
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>3919530I used the wrong dice because of my idiot instincts forgive me
I knew all that baller-ass rolling would catch up with us eventually. At least it's not in the middle of a firefight.
>>3919531Firebolt doesn't produce enough heat for you to reabsorb as health. You could use Firebolt to ignite something else and create an actual fire to absorb.>>3919520A rare failure. Writing now.
So thus far we have.Set's Powers>Lightning Bolt>Hex Bolt>Luck Drain (On/Off)>Roll the Die>Fire Bolt>Thermal Sight (On/Off)>Phoenix (Fireproof & Regen from Heat)Claw of Horus>Magic PowerFist with live-in vengeance ghost.Apokoliptian ArmourApokoliptian CarbinePlus we're GI Joe. I would like an Egyptian themed costume please.
>>3919549What would our alias be?