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121761 No. 121761 ID: 395c02 Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

Welcome to the Quest Advice thread Mk. 2! Anyone is welcome to offer advice or ask questions about the amazing world of interactive storytelling!

Check the wiki page for additional information and tips: http://tgchan.org/wiki/Advice_for_Running_a_Quest

Old thread (Advice may be outdated): https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/15880.html
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No. 128866 ID: b1b4f3

>>128841
Knight Blades is part of the Dive Quest world. Ask Weaver instead. He should be easier to contact.
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No. 128921 ID: c0641d

It's me again; I'm having a dilemma in my current quest (Rise of the House of Osé). The suggestions to my latest update aren't really all that helpful, or at least they feel that way; a lot of general advice but not too much in the way of actually picking options. Is it my fault the suggestions don't feel complete, should I have made their segregation as individual works and the time system more clear? I was considering implementing a multiple choice list outright for the house management part of the quest (while keeping day-to-day interaction freestyle as to form a sort of hybrid system), but I've been apprehensive since one of my close friends had a bad experience trying to run a quest with a multiple choice system. (To be clear, I'm really not blaming the suggestors; it really does feel like I missed something and left things too ambiguous because of it.)
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No. 128924 ID: f46e5e

>>128921
highlighting each thing that will take a portion of the day might have helped. I personally am not exactly sure on how these time units work, also we do need to see what is inside.
Chances are we are going to want the most bang for our time, so a better idea of what exactly we can do and how much time each thing will take will probably help prompt lists of actions to take with Ose's time.
Also, I suggested going inside to further survey what we are working with.
I know I assumed each of the things from the prior update were just going to take half a day with possible clever tricks to optimize once we had more detail, not be highly granulated and seem like there is more than half a day's work in just the outside.
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No. 128928 ID: c0641d

>>128924
From this stated assumption, I can surmise that I haven't been clear enough on presenting the restoration and management of the estate as a... I hesitate to say game mechanic, but a mechanic of sorts. A followup post to clarify and correct definitely seems like the right move, but should I introduce an outright bullet point list of options a la Dragon Romance, etc.? Might be the right move, especially since I have several axes of choices I want people to decide on (read; pick between a vs. b AND x vs. y). Still, what are opinions on that? (Aaaaaaa... This is my first attempt at questing that I don't plan on allowing to go into a coma in the crib, and I'm already running into problems.)
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No. 128930 ID: 8eaf98

>>128928
Might be able to get faster back and forth on the IRC, and with more people than just me. this is the link provided to me not long ago so I'll give it to you too: https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.rizon.net/#tgchan as far as I know any IRC client should work
I think the biggest thing is just to be clear how long Ose expects things to take. since Ose seems to need no sleep just giving a number of hours a task is expected to take (assuming 24hour day-night cycle) and a modifier for how magic use will impact that if applicable, at least as long as we are actively budgeting time.
Most quests seem to follow a 'you have X do thing slots and list Y of things that are options' it seems like that might be what you are going for but i can not really tell, reading the post felt confusing as to what each thing Y is. same with how many 'slots' we have, to a lesser degree.
chances are you are going to want some sort of system for this. What I find I want out of such things is consistency or a reason for inconsistency (be it in-universe or out of universe, be that rules not being as we thought, author error, god changing the universe, or what have you)
Disclaimer: I have run one silly quest >>/questarch/926177 and am otherwise just a reader and suggestor.


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127585 No. 127585 ID: 465a14 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

I'm reviving my tradition of making polls about hot topics to spark discussion, and this time the topic of choice is which cute furry boy on tgchan is, in fact, the cutest furry boy. The preliminaries are being held at:

https://goo.gl/forms/mHpm12hmpvRwFfLA3

Vote for any and all boys on the list who you find cute. I didn't set up any measures to prevent multiple votes because that presents a barrier to entry, but please don't anyway- I can still notice when votes are being sus and the bar to move on to the semifinals aren't high. I realize the list may not be comprehensive but there are over 50 options after asking a whole bunch of people.

To make it clear- vote for any number of boys who you consider cute or want to move on to the semifinals, where you will only be able to vote for one boy to move on to the finals, where again you will only be able to vote for one boy as the cutest.

For transparency's sake, criteria for appearing in this poll are listed-
1) Is a furry.
2) Shows up in a tgchan quest.
3) Was nominated when I went around asking people for cfbs they liked, it's too late now, apologies if one you like isn't on the list but I'm hoping that with 50+ characters from a bunch of quests they'll be well represented.


Also the image is a cute cat because I didn't have a more relevant cute furry image on hand, before anyone asks.
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No. 129095 ID: 20b7eb
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129095

screw the rules, i don't give a fuck

Oren from Oren.
Strela from Bruco and Strela are Married.
Bruco from Bruco and Strela are Married.
Stryza from The Tyrant Star.
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No. 129096 ID: 20b7eb
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129096

Harpy from Forsaken.

(yes, i know her name is officially Kyreli but she was Harpy until like thread 3 so that's how she's staying for me)
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No. 129098 ID: 20b7eb
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129098

Emils from I am
Lupa from Lupa
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No. 129100 ID: 20b7eb
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129100

he's got a lot of personality for someone without a face.
also, i ran out of sharpie half way through and had to get another one

Zack from Enemy Quest.
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No. 129239 ID: 465a14

Bump to remind people they've got about a week before I start the next poll.


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113815 No. 113815 ID: 898ae2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

For all your savescumming lizardfolk discussion needs.
Pictured: Glinp's design was refined quite swiftly, but here are the earliest ones k0bold came up with.
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No. 127955 ID: 7fd053
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127955

My original version of >>/quest/923145 before Toast did some big edits
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No. 128301 ID: d606a8
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128301

oh I think I forgot to post this one? from the lab with dr. fungus
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No. 128600 ID: 9fbe6b

>>/quest/926476
Glinp can't hear, you, actually!
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No. 129238 ID: 74c159
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129238

didn't post this from a while ago


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74609 No. 74609 ID: 2964de hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

Making a discussion thread because it will probably be necessary soon or eventually. Comments/praise/criticism/questions welcome.
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No. 129223 ID: 688dd6

>>129220
>Can deities and demons be aligned?
The difference between a demon and an evil deity is A) mass worship and B) an avatar in the mundane world. Both demons and deities are mortal concepts given life through belief.

>Like, if you had a soldier demon based upon "there could be something inhuman under heavy armour and we couldn't see it" and a deity of battlefields, would focusing faith in the deity at the demon actually strengthen the demon or something?
No. Worship is also very different from superstition. Worship feeds a magical being's power. Superstition can build up until it gives life to a new being. A place in a pantheon (or monotheistic religion) gives a deity a very defined structure; a name, an appearance, spheres, powers, etc.

Think of it like mailing a letter. Worship is addressed to someone specific, and that mail will only reach that person. Superstition is vaguely addressed, and can't be delivered, and those letters pile up until someone that fits the description is created to receive them.

There are more specificities but I'll reserve them for when Dionaea meets someone learned in such matters. I think it's more fun to find out about a setting through "living" in it, from its inhabitants, rather than Word of God. That said, I'll gladly answer questions that Dionaea would know so as not to pad out the updates with asking her yourself (the above being something she would know). She's a more trustworthy source than most on such topics, since she has been around for so long.
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No. 129229 ID: 977456

>Worship feeds a magical being's power. Superstition can build up until it gives life to a new being.
Ah. I was under the impression that holy-symbols could be an issue, but now can't find a reference. Is that a thing? If so, what is the mechanism for that?

>cold iron (different from regular iron; it's holy)
Is that an abstraction or is holiness a practical thing?
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No. 129231 ID: 688dd6

>>129229
Since deities are magic, holiness is also magic. Cold iron is, as mentioned in the first thread, just regular iron that's been quenched in holy water. Holy symbols have power because the god behind them disapproves of the existence of the demon. In the parlance of Dionaea's time, a "demon" is just a wholly or partially magical creature that is antagonistic towards established "good" religions. She wasn't born a "demon" but that's what she is classified as now.

Clerics and paladins and such get their power through their deity. Holy symbols and blessings are no different. They channel a tiny portion of a deity's power and influence through them. The effects depend on the deity.
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No. 129236 ID: 977456

So what happens if the "god" likes the demon? Or whatever "good" demons are named. How does Dionaea feel about collaborating with a less physically-inclined and more worship-based magical being. Does she know of any that might be collaboratively inclined towards her? Did we ever find out what Dionaeais made from? What her "cause" is?
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No. 129237 ID: 688dd6

>>129236
>So what happens if the "god" likes the demon?
Followers of the god won't be alerted to the demon's presence, and their power won't target the demon unless specifically diverted to that purpose.

>Or whatever "good" demons are named.
Probably angels?

>How does Dionaea feel about collaborating with a less physically-inclined and more worship-based magical being.
Depends on the collaboration, I guess? Dionaea wants to lead more than follow, though.

>Did we ever find out what Dionaea is made from?
Magic.

>What her "cause" is?
She discusses her origins in ITQ: >>129087


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111218 No. 111218 ID: 8a251a hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

big fancy disthread because we've hit the point where we have multiple morbit quests both here AND on other sites, such as eagletime and omegaupdate.

what started as a passion project between myself and my friend como to create a universe snowballed into a huge deal with multiple projects and a proper team behind it. this thread is for talking about both the universe as a whole, and our current running quests- here, that'd be Maybequest and Tiny Cat People.

discuss away, and feel free to ask all the weird questions you want. we love this shit.
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No. 129230 ID: 8eaf98

>>129221 I do not disagree but did want to make sure expected consequences were known
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No. 129232 ID: b1b4f3

>>129217
Oh dear. We really shouldn't do that then, unless the mental effects are reversible after damage is repaired.
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No. 129233 ID: 10c408

>>129232
Marvel's already on 0 HP, though. Anything we do at this point, though admittedly a terrible option in and of itself, is still better than any OTHER options we pursue for extracting Marvel. (We're not fighting our way out of Spit's trap filled and possibly labyrinthine base with the current party in such dire straits)
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No. 129234 ID: a9af05

>>129233
>Marvel's already on 0 HP
I don't know where you got that, since we can only see the HP of our TCPs and Marvel isn't one of our TCPs.

We don't know what Marvel's current health is at.
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No. 129235 ID: 10c408

>>129234
I know this bit of information because Eastwood announced it immediately after the three of them got shot out of the sky.

"VOIDSY: Miller?!
VOIDSY: Miller, what’s going on, Jasper’s health just dropped to-
MILLER: Seaspray, Seaspray’s…
EASTWOOD: ..critical.
MILLER: How did you-
EASTWOOD: Marvel’s down to 0 too."


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128610 No. 128610 ID: cfe8e9 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Hey, it's a Babequest disthread! How funky!

Let's chat about how much shit I've got wrong about how circuses work and how many cocunbers it takes to make a man as gay as one.

Babequest: https://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/915305.html
I also host Babequest on Tumblr for people who don't usually read quests: https://babequestcomic.tumblr.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eggwish
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No. 128634 ID: cfe8e9
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No. 128635 ID: cfe8e9
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128635

An old traditional sketch from pre-Babequest, post D&D days.
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No. 128636 ID: cfe8e9
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128636

Highest possible saturation always.
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No. 129227 ID: ac9f58
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129227

Foolish.
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129228

Drew that funky girl Philine, since I felt like the previous updates didn't do her justice.


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96269 No. 96269 ID: dd338c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

The ITQ for Lago specific quests.

Previous BTEs:
>>85202
>>49496

Current main ITQ:
>>80766

Previous ITQs:
>>76582
>>68983
>>50332
>>343117
>>338649
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No. 128559 ID: 0ab3ed

To Loviro, how does AI programming in the real world compare to you eork in the simulation? Has any of your knowledge carried over?
And also, what do you think of Arza?
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No. 128854 ID: 094652

Nalene: I could have sworn I've seen you somewhere before this quest. Any previous appearances throughout the multiverse (internet)?
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No. 128856 ID: 465a14

>>128854
You want the other ITQ thread.
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No. 128927 ID: bcc41d

I’ve been meaning to ask. What do Neumono think of alien murder mystery / whodunnits dramas, given the lack of empathy?

And how long did it take from Polo’s ability being exposed to the world until someone ran with the idea to create a «proper» neumono murder mystery whodunnit?
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No. 129226 ID: 93fb12

How long do neumono generally take to regenerate from various levels of injury?


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129222 No. 129222 ID: e715fe hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Alright so I started a quest and it's presented in roguelike fashion. It's just now getting to the character generation phase, but I might as well link to the actual tabletop system the mechanics will be (mostly) based on.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-znMHdkrDzoMzM5MzkxY2QtZjQzNy00YjQxLTg0NjktZDMxNDdlZjMzYjli/edit

Warrior, Rogue, & Mage!

All the relevant stuff will come up when it's time, though. So you don't need to go digging. I'm also adding my own twists to it as I go.
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No. 129224 ID: b1b4f3

1d6+stat with exploding dice? Seems high variance.
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No. 129225 ID: e715fe

>>129224
I'm going to go ahead and say that only the player's dice can explode, so there won't be any giant rats critting for 17 damage and one shotting the player.

Though that would be very much in roguelike aesthetic.


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108985 No. 108985 ID: 6cbace hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Thought this might be a good thing to have.

http://tgchan.org/wiki/I_Am
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No. 129114 ID: bcc41d

>>129113
See? My word might as well be canon. Hand over the quest reins, Radial, here comes internet mook #844629398!

But yes, I'll hop off the over-analyzing speculation train now.
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No. 129126 ID: 4294c6

I'd like to congratulate Emils for learning how to correctly boop a snoot.
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No. 129206 ID: 5ba090

Hey, I just read this whole thing. Its rather good.
The setting reminds me of this short story a bit https://www.toothycat.net/%7Esham/Access_History.html, which is about a fantasy world that is actually a simulation.
I Am probably doesn't take place in a simulation though. But there are lots of little things that make me think there's something similar going on. The magic system for one, seems very technical and is reminiscent of coding. Jogert also just casually says magic doesn't exist when Emils brought it up, and the way the mana beasts talk about magic also seems very technical, with the natives learning to "interface" with it. The way certain words always appear in brackets, like they're referring to a specific technical meaning and not just the casual everyday one.
Oh, and also a big bar that seemed to indicate health appeared in Emils' vision when she talked to the giant Lust slime. That was a thing.
What this means, I have no idea. My guess would be that the world isn't a simulation, but "magic" is somehow technological in origin. Maybe the world is covered in nanomachines that respond to certain commands.
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No. 129210 ID: e20bdf

>>129206
What we got from the backstory is incomplete and a bit convoluted, but basic the universe is a futuristic version of a more normal fantasy setting.
There were dragons, and presumable other common fantasy races, in another planet, capable of producing mana and cast magic. The mana they produced fed dungeons cores kind of like in Dungeoneer.
At some point the dragons used dungeons cores to produce artificial cored (more machine like) for their terraforming project. So space ships would bring the artificial cores (the mana beasts) to barren planets, those would transform the environment so it could sustain life, and latter the dragons would come in their space ships to colonize.
During the terraforming of the planet the story take place life developed spontaneously, and adapted to the artificial mana the cores were pulping into the environment. That is why the magic system have a program style, the living creatures have the equivalent of dungeons cores and basic hack into the machine like magic of constructions to cast spells.

The mana beasts denying the existence of magic confuse me. I get the idea of magic being whatever science can't explain, but I can't imagine the dragons would stop calling the ability of make fire (or whatever) appear in the palm of their hands "magic" even after they learn how it works.
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No. 129216 ID: 8eaf98

>>129210
I feel this could best be explained by linguistic differences. this ability would have been very pervasive in their lives (if the civ grew up with it) and thus would likely not all be covered by one blanket word of 'magic' and would be treated as a normal thing like say: smell or taste to us. If we were asked is smell magic we would be like obviously not.
Alternatively, it was something they actively developed and then why on earth would they call it magic, they engineered it.
TL;DR: The languages being spoken are not English and translation happens.


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128714 No. 128714 ID: de6d84 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

We lived another year to see the day of thighs yet again!

Starting with Kliss, sleeping with a leg out, from Slissa Quest by Slinko.


Past Thigh Day threads:
https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/34150.html
https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/50654.html
https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/69436.html
https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/80385.html
https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/89809.html
https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/98693.html
https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/110081.html
https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/121815.html
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No. 129174 ID: 975dce
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129174

Eth from EthQuest
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129203

when you think about it a snake's tail is just one BIG thigh!

Azzeki and Sezeda are from King of Pentacles.
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No. 129209 ID: f442a4

Oh no. Snake incest. Snincest.
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No. 129212 ID: ad51b8

>>129209
wait, are they sisters? I thought they were cousin.
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No. 129213 ID: 20b7eb

>>129212
that's still incest, dude.


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126175 No. 126175 ID: a451fc hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Wiki: https://tgchan.org/wiki/D3:_Slight_Return

I should've done this sooner.
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No. 129168 ID: a451fc

>>129167
Your temperament dictates what areas your aura works best, not the only places it can work. Channeling energy to the eye to sense things is still possible but with the Blue temperament it's easier, and other applications of it are possible in conjunction with the rest of your aura colors. Each color of aura has a much more minor application to it, with Green for example it's possible to relieve minor fatigue or aches with the proper techniques, and with Red it helps with the building of muscle and physical toughness in small increments. Of course these are harder to do and take extra time to practice and some people tend to be weak in certain areas.
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129169

Roland at level 999.
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No. 129173 ID: d3602f

>>129169
Vol was worried this day would come. The day his brother in arms would get drunk on aura and decide to make it his goal to high five everyone. Human, mutant, demon, angel, or god. Five fingers, ten, or one. Two hands, four, or none. It matters not to the One Who Commands the Sea of the Red Hands, for all shall be high fived in the end. No world is prepared. You can only hope that he decides to give you an up high, instead of the dreaded down low. Pity upon those who are too slow, for no one can save them.

(If we get that many we should call it Caesura Symphony)
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No. 129177 ID: eeb7d9

>>129169
Experience C A E S U R A.
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No. 129208 ID: 5ba090

Is Stuck in a cell canon


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99721 No. 99721 ID: fba208 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

Somebody suggested that I make a thread here, so here it is. Feel free to chat about TT
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No. 116218 ID: 72a4bf

>>116066
Good luck!
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No. 117253 ID: e681e3

The key word was, 'try'.

The image is done. All I've gotta do now is finish the write-up, and I'll be ready to post it. Basically, it'll be out either today or tomorrow, save data corruption and spontaneous death.
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No. 117341 ID: e681e3

How do you know you've been too slow with the updates?

When you have to pull your quest out of the graveyard to continue it.
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No. 117367 ID: 9876c4

That's quite the update, though.

It's gonna take me some time to sift through all this new info, and answer. I appreciate you extending yourself so much.
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No. 129205 ID: f2320a

so when next cna we expect a update?


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70853 No. 70853 ID: 59fc47 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

The tgchan Caravan, Maze of the Heart, Astara, pretty much all of Fractal's quests, Hoviet Sero, Magic West, Red Sands, and fucking Oblitus. guess what they all have in common.

this is the thread to bitch about it.
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No. 129178 ID: 9876c4

>>129128
I miss people posting in that superior thread.
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No. 129179 ID: e4f213

>>129178
>steal someone else's thread idea
>complain when people use the original
I miss when people had shame
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No. 129182 ID: 594a45

>Someone misses Red Sands!
>Awww, that's heartwarming.

I'm really sorry it died, but it lost so much direction and I couldn't get it back. I tried again on anonkun but I lost internet for one session and then everyone stopped reading. It is not meant to be, one of those cursed concepts, sort of things.
Also I'm a terrible attention whore and I just get bored if I don't get enough feedback (for one) and there's so much good art questing these days I feel bad not having art myself. And I really don't have the time, either. Just too many factors.

I guess thanks for the mention and the feels.
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No. 129200 ID: dfdefc

oh! can't forget jukashi.
rip.
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No. 129204 ID: a9af05

I really miss SpookQuest. I wonder why it stopped?


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127013 No. 127013 ID: fc3e27 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Quest: https://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/915048.html

Disthread for my first ever Quest! I'm very new to this and probably really awful, so I'd love feedback and suggestions. Actually, the quest will probably die without them. Especially if I keep railroading this badly. Haha.
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No. 128604 ID: 94796c
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128604

Hey all! I have a discord server now, at https://discord.gg/DVhDSj3! Come hang out!
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No. 128632 ID: a938aa

>>128601
Fair.
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No. 129180 ID: 975dce
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129180

This is now also a Kindling disthread! At least until it gets big enough to need a proper one.

https://tgchan.org/wiki/Kindling
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No. 129197 ID: ea5947

>>129180
The art style of this quest is quite abstract and much different from Eth. Not that I mind, I find it quite interesting. As long as it's not used to censor certain things too much heh. What I'd like to ask is, what made you decide on this art style and will it remain the same through the whole quest?
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No. 129199 ID: 4bfa7c

>>129197
Gotta see how well it works, it'll probably develop quite a bit.

It was inspired partly by middle american art- mayan and aztec especially- and modern day pop art, with some dunmer thrown in.


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128347 No. 128347 ID: 5b70e0 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

For the general discussion of quests and related topics.

Saliently for my own quests, of course. But discussion about other quests is not discouraged.

Trolls and spam will be purified by the holy wrath of the mods.
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No. 129188 ID: 629d38

>>129092
Not trying to be a downer but the way your quests are (you know, all long and heavily worded) I doubt making a new one (as in a new story) would be quite taxing for anyone. Many authors here have a hard enough time running one, so I'd suggest you bide your time for now.
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No. 129189 ID: 629d38

>>129188
Remove "I doubt" from the statement above to understand it's meaning. god dammit i hate rushing messages and ending up with incomprehensible walls of text
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No. 129192 ID: a2aa23

>>129188
Hmm, probably sound advice. Hubris is certainly a weakness of mine. I'll attempt to finish what I've started before committing Napoleon's great mistake of stretching oneself too thin.
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No. 129195 ID: 22acff

>>129192
If that's going to be a reoccurring problem then there's no harm to your pride in saying that you need more time or can't finish a quest because of real life issues. Many authors face that and this community (while still capable of immense stupidity like any other) understands that real life needs come first.
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No. 129196 ID: 22acff

>>129195
At least I hope that's the case...


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our friends at the firm and I have rewritten and redrawn one of SportsDrink's old works dutifully for you, the quest reading masses! don't worry about it being written and drawn in advance, your free will was never an issue.

here we will be answering any questions about the setting and story as best we can, given the incomplete notes SD left. feel free to argue amongst yourselves about which of these nonexistent women would make the best live in maids!

here are two characters he seemed to be fond of from the first run! Sakura Kusinagi and Ysmir Redlude. unfortunately they won't be appearing in the current project, according to his notes, Sakura would be a teenager at this time, and Ysmir won't be born for an other 5 years. what a shame! let's not let that stop us from depicting them as willing adults, hmm? have fun, friends.

-Kult
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No. 129194 ID: b1b4f3

Gotta say I'm not a fan of the new protagonist. What a fuckup.


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59466 No. 59466 ID: 593904 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Welcome to ghosts are people land.

http://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/448327.html

we can discuss how to run away without turning into a ghost here!
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No. 75415 ID: e97f9d

Fourteenth session is here:

http://pastebin.com/t1GwKyvz

Trouble in Trader Town
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No. 75590 ID: aa0930

i'm on a short break here for now while i take care of some stuff!

we'll be back at it in a little bit
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No. 76110 ID: e97f9d

The fifteenth session was sort of short. Mostly negotiations. Here it is:

http://pastebin.com/YQFw3yGs

As a bonus, here's the sixteenth session too:

http://pastebin.com/j3RCa29p
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No. 129191 ID: 688dd6
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129191

In case anyone was unaware (I certainly was!), this quest is actually technically completed. Here's the ending, from the author's page:



Oh.

Sabby helped Lairehfsis get her body corpsebound by her family. Helped patch up things between their Romeo and Juliet-butt families mostly by accident and got on both their good sides. Carried on a bit further down south. Helped Doctor Mantis become accepted for the medical GENIUS he clearly was. Finally convinced the Geofahn bug to get off her butt through speechifying and appealing to his own insecurities.

Eventually arranged for a dream conversation with Tabaxian. Sabby was always being pushed by suggestions towards seizing control of her own life and living on her own terms and answering to no one. Being her own dog. She was done running.

Explained she was taking her own route in life. He accused her of being selfish. She said having to give up her life for everyone else was basically the same. They argued. They finally stopped arguing. And he let her go. House Geofahn backed off. House Geofahn absorbed House Tashikoxix by artifact of their expansion anyway, so most of the ghosts were saved, although Sabby's mother didn't end up with any kind of real political clout and is still pretty miserable.

And with that sorted out, she and Maexiks sorted out their own problems. Most of Sabby's suggestions were understanding if a little creeped out. She eventually forgave Maexiks and encouraged her to ditch that fart-butt town if she hated it so much and stop being a depresso and come hang out.

She did.
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No. 129193 ID: b1b4f3

>>129191
Hah, it's like the Fool's Journey. I'm no good at literary analysis, I wonder if there are other Major Arcana in the story?


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The old thread was getting large, so have a new one! This image was drawn by AQR!

If you're new, my wiki page links to every quest I've made: https://tgchan.org/wiki/Slinko

I also have a patreon! https://www.patreon.com/Slinketza
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No. 128935 ID: 2202fb

>>128906
I think if you made the mouth a tad longer and made the eyes less detailed and more 'gash'-looking, you would probably nail a pretty surreal look not dissimilar to the original look.

Imo, the thing that seems to make them surreal is the slightly-off proportions that trigger the uncanny valley. The new pic is very menacing, but the proportions are too accurate to really give the viewer the feeling that something is wrong.

Idk, this is just my two-cents.

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>>119951
Soo, you seem to have backed yourself into yet another corner, and this one is even closer. Soo, how do you plan on handling this one, champ? :3
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No. 128939 ID: f5d2df

>>128935
I'm one person, granted, but if you mean the current update, I'm not getting the impression it's going that route.
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No. 128978 ID: b1b4f3

It's a little funny how I was expecting the picnic to be about keeping our friends from being too lewd but instead we're trying to keep mom from being too lewd.
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No. 129190 ID: 395c02

DR8 was a little shorter than usual, partly because I really wore myself out doing the Picnic Of Doom minigame and partly because it felt like a really good thread-ending moment to go for!

I'll be taking a break from questing for a few weeks due to fatigue. And because my DR fatigue is especially high, I'll be coming back with finishing SQ1 rather than jumping into DR9 right away.

I'll keep you posted as things happen.

Koror might continue at a slow but steady pace... but I'd like to not think about it for a week, at least.
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No. 129198 ID: de6d84

Stay well, Slinko.


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48871 No. 48871 ID: d6af4f hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

The discussion thread for that one quest with the green guy and the mimiga cutebold psycho
girl.
Edit: This discussion thread can serve to cover all quests within asteroidverse and any offshoots. Fen Quest has its own dis thread at https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/84312.html
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No. 128713 ID: 5ba090

>>128627
Eh, I didn't really get that impression from the thread, that those were mysteries that were optional for the readers to solve. Like, quests vary between being more gamelike and being more storylike, or being both, and thread 17 at least seemed much more storylike. But it feels like it missed a scene to me. It doesn't really bother me though, I know that keeping track of numerous story details while writing serial fiction can be hard, and Asteroid Quest has a lot of plot-important details. This was meant to be the kind of criticism that is hopefully helpful to Lagotrope, just a description of something that didn't seem to work as well and why.

>>128681
That makes more sense, I would like to read whatever you got that from is though.

A more general question, have we learned anything about the other neumono who went through Polo's training and developed the ability to go silent? In ITQ or elsewhere?
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No. 128717 ID: ab1fe9

>>128713
>I didn't really get that impression from the thread, that those were mysteries that were optional for the readers to solve. Like, quests vary between being more gamelike and being more storylike, or being both, and thread 17 at least seemed much more storylike. But it feels like it missed a scene to me.

Well, I don't agree. Yes, the information is missing, but I don't think the story suffers for it, and I even think it's been enhanced for Polo and Penn's quests, later. I'm sure we could have searched out those mysteries, if we wanted to and were smart enough, but if they were optional then we chose not to (which might have been wise, as they could have a price) and if they were essential then we simply failed. We can do that. Even "storylike" quests, as you call them, can have details missed or tasks failed. The suggesters have some responsibility for how a stories goes as well as the author.

Even just in and of itself, though, the feeling of questions unanswered suits the atmosphere of the quest itself. Likol is a scientist - having questions to answer, being surrounded by mysteries, is appropriate to him. Having those questions be hard to solve, with an air of dread around them, reinforces the frustration and fear he's feeling, and the sense that something that he values (the search for knowledge) has been tainted and become bitter for him. And when the quest ends, and he's taken away with those questions unanswered, yeah it's unsatisfying - it is for him, too! He doesn't want to go. He's not at peace. His future is uncertain but almost certainly horrible, and he's had to resign himself to never getting what he'd really want. Because we haven't gotten an answer to our
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No. 128722 ID: 465a14

>>128713
Basically only ITQ. Polo is the only complete success. The others are all from her hive and can't maintain it to the same degree she can, iirc if they had any others who could go silent at all it was only for short periods of time and it was painful/harmful to do.
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No. 128726 ID: 864e49

By the way it's been awhile since wev'e seen any activity from Lago.
They ok?
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No. 128809 ID: 465a14

>>128726
He's been around offsite. I assume he's busy, or if he actually did get sick or something I didn't see mention of it.


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111417 No. 111417 ID: d1d42a hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Thread for discussing King of Pentacles
https://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/780786.html

numerous questions and complaints have been voiced
probably best to have them answered outside of quest
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No. 129125 ID: 8275cf

>>129124
Reefa is 27
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No. 129150 ID: 094652

To the undead travelers, is your hunger separate from your power source? Have you considered magic surgery to reconnect the part of you that induces horror hunger into something... more lively? Lots of dancing especially in the pelvic area perhaps?
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No. 129183 ID: daa216

Afraid questions like that require coin kome.
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No. 129184 ID: 8275cf

>>129150
>>129183
it's true I will reserve in character responses to patron donation.
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No. 129185 ID: b9ddbd

I appreciate Garcio's penis.


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