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121761 No. 121761 ID: 395c02 Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 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://questden.org/wiki/Advice_for_Running_a_Quest

The Questden discord may also be of assistance: https://discord.gg/Fh5zMTX

Old thread (Advice may be outdated): https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/15880.html
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No. 133391 ID: e7c7d3

Egg egg, bully bully

Did you run a quest before?
No. 133407 ID: f56a2b

Make a quest, and abandon it after the OP.
Make a quest, and railroad the entire thread.
Make a quest, and punish the protagonist for suggestions that don't fit your idea of what should happen.

Make a quest, and only plan one path for the plot out; wing anything that diverges from it.
Make a quest, and wing the entire thing.
Make a quest, and write up three pages of personality and history for every named character.
Make a quest, with a plot outline written out for at least 9 threads.

Dare to be stupid; make a quest at all.
No. 133469 ID: a0dfd2


Someone's probably said it before, but honestly, it's very similar to running a tabletop game, like D&D, except everyone's controlling the same character. So really, the secret is remembering that the random elements in the game are the fact you've got potentially dozens of people coming up with things to do.

Pick what works, roll with the rest. And remember: you can always give characters agency. If people aren't playing along or just being butts, the character can point that out. If anything, it's a good way to handle it:


(I can't remember the shorthand for cross-thread references)
No. 133583 ID: e96198

Don't mind me, new to styling the text.

Test, did I do it right?
No. 133807 ID: 3aa06e

Another test, pay no attention.

>>Newbie's first green text.

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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. 132832 ID: 53b212
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MAYBEQUEST has returned...rewritten!

i haven't been satisfied with maybequest for literal years, and decided a rewrite of a Lot of things was in order- i made a lot of mistakes as an early quest author and i'm much happier with the edit!

MQ has also been relocated to the Homebrew Deviants forums- with the rewrite and personal comfort, we decided that we'd rather move it now over waiting until part 1 was completed (which is fairly soon anyway). i know this is probably a disappointment to a lot of people, but the quest can still be read without a forum account. you Do need an account to suggest just so that we can ensure that suggestors are 18+, but it's a simple process that doesn't take too long.

thank you for bearing with me for so long, and for helping me get this quest started to begin with- i hope it goes to exciting places!

forum (needs account, allows for suggestions): https://homebrewdeviants.com/forum/Thread-PUNCH-CLOCK-ANIMAL-MAYBEQUEST-PART-1
mirror (no account needed): https://homebrewdeviants.com/forum/story/MQ/1
No. 132833 ID: adb916

Neither link is working for me and I have an account.
No. 132835 ID: 53b212

went in and manually fixed your account roles, that can be a little fussy- should be fine now!
No. 132838 ID: adb916

No. 134142 ID: 1065da

Hey guys I was thinking about what we should do for our next TCP ( if we get another one). The one's I'm thing we should do are, bastard, monster, slasher (they're usually masked), and antihero.

Now I'm not choosing them because of their abilities, not at all. I'm choosing them because it would be adorable for them to interact with our TCP.
What do you all think are next TCP should be?

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132511 No. 132511 ID: d63ea8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

>Ask Questions,
>Offer Comments,
>Express Thoughts.

I hope you are all enjoying the quest thus far, and I'm very excited to be running it.

Feel free to answer questions here and I will try to answer them as best as I can.

Unfortunately, due to the quest being centered around exploration and discovery, I can't afford to reveal absolutely everything.

But as I had said to a friend of mine:

"If this quest had a thesis statement, it would be 'why not ask?'"
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No. 134134 ID: 87a01c

It is like we got this big-ass switchboard, but none of them are labeled and they are all interconnected. (switch one and it could make all the other switches do different things) Occasionally I like to try flipping some randomly to see if something neat happens! Apparently I found the 'copy ((Mimicry))his((/Mimicry)) voice' combo. ((Though some part of me feels like the power is somehow tied to me as a Fragment, If someone else could try I would appreciate it.))

Also what do you mean by 'here' you said most Beings can't be multiple places very good, but I think we are here and with our Vessel, is that normal? I don't feel we are very physically 'here' but we are physically with the Vessel, as you know it was a whole deal.
No. 134136 ID: d63ea8

Alright… I think I understand.
Whatever caused
Your amnesia, be it a broken Promise or not, has also overwritten whatever basic instincts You had.

Though it seems like some of those instincts returned when
You became separated from Your Vessel.

I imagine this ‘mimicry’ would’ve been vital to
Your survival in the Beyond after You first formed.

I wouldn’t think that it is a new ability, but
You’ve been defying a lot of my previous expectations.

And if I were to guess what
You mean by ‘here’...

I am an Outer Being that is fully capable of existing in multiple places at once, physically or otherwise.

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No. 134137 ID: b1b4f3

We can't fool Lovely and she doesn't want to talk anymore, which means all we can do is relay information to Errant.
...or maybe we can do something with our strange connection to Ashley? I don't get why we can see what she's doing but are unable to communicate or interact. How would we even make the attempt...? (it's not like we have a standard format for actions, and in the disthread everything seems to be directed at other Beings instead of the area around our body)
Wait, what about other Beings...
Can you send messages to Aldemire? I'm wondering if he would be willing and able to help. Relay this if so:
"A friend of ours is being pursued by Grey Gash, can you help us?"

...can we afford to buy secrecy about the mimickry? If not, I guess we'll just have to hope nobody asks about it. I presume we don't need to pay you to prevent you from immediately telling the URC about it, since I don't think you want the URC to know we're still alive (they would likely kill us)... I guess only Lovely and the darkest color are a concern. How much would it cost to keep it from them, specifically? Or just the darkest color?
No. 134138 ID: 87a01c

Well I was hoping to wait on this one a little longer till I could more directly prove the potential threat, and then offer this deal as a show of peace, but now with us paying you on the table when I feel we should hold the leverage...

In exchange for a Promise from you not to knowingly reveal this capability, we can Promise not to knowingly attempt to use this 'Mimicry' to cause you to unintentionally break a Promise.

You are a clever Being, I am sure you realize the existential threat this ability could pose to you specifically. I would guess protection against a credible threat of assassination would have... rather high value to you. Enough that I could probably attach a number of additional demands to this Promise, but I am not. I do, however, request, (not demand) if it can be told, what the terms of your Promise(s) of privacy to the darkest color are.

Also when relaying messages you seem to talk in other's colors, how is that different from our 'Mimicry'?
No. 134141 ID: b1b4f3

Did you just threaten Avenue? Doesn't seem like a good idea.

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108793 No. 108793 ID: 65a774 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

I guess this needs a proper thread for this, as it’s not in any of the other canon things I’ve done?
Either way, discuss away about this wannabe Visual Novel.
Who is best girl?
What kind of horrid indecent things do you want to do to them? (Holding hands!? Gods, that lewd!)
Who will win the annual spelling bee at the end?

>You know it's kinda amazing how well your art style goes well with the Visual Novel type.
My style consist of drawing the upper body of people and pasting them on static backgrounds… which is exactly what visual novels consist of. Who’d knew they would fit so well together.
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No. 134121 ID: b1b4f3

Like I said in the thread, I do not agree with your interpretation that she was using threats to get head scratches. She directly prefaced that request with the suggestion that she could put in a good word.

In short, head scratches were a bribe for a political favor. Not extortion.
No. 134123 ID: ba56e6

The coercion had nothing to do with the head scratches. She threatened to take action if we tried to scam or hurt her grandson. What about that seems remotely evil to you?
No. 134125 ID: d64d07

But what would she have to gain by manipulating us? We have nothing she doesn't already have more reliable access to. It's not like she's gonna have us deliver unscrupulous packages. Nor is it likely that she'll coerce sexual favors out of us, as that would hurt Ztolt and is antithetical to her character.

However, I will grant that we'll need to be more assertive on the future, if we keep seeing Ztolt.
I'll also grant that Zalia is a terrifying, inhuman, semi-immortal space Kennedy who's peerlessness has surely been gnawing away at her sense of identity and moral fiber for generations the states of which are unknowable for the countless practiced faces learned over the years enclose here decaying heart in a shell born of necessity, the likes of which likely hasn't seen the light of day in over a century.

Or something like that.
In any case this is a person we should choose our battles with, and so far we've been presented no hill worth dieing on.
No. 134139 ID: 6e6f32

Like. I know this meta, but 2 Things.
First, Zalia is a returning character from the original boldly coming. Many of us already know she's pretty cool and are already disarmed around her. Take that as you may.

Second, Boldly Coming isn't Coxxwette, Enemy quest, or a Smik Dating quest. Your level of paranoia would be welcome in any of those, but BC has never in tone or narrative suggested that it's in any way like those quests. While Kaktus can write any story he wants, you seem to be expecting scenarios outside the apparent scope of the quest.
No. 134140 ID: 4854ef

Indeed, its a dating quest. We're not going to suddenly have Sloth pop out of nowhere and it turns out we've been under a True Illusion all this time.

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133236 No. 133236 ID: 7ae189 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

Just realized that I should probably make one of these. Discuss away
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Even she isn't metal enough for a gig like that, haha.
No. 133895 ID: 3ed3c3

I love their little hats.
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In the middle of a pandemic, I manage to go and catch a common cold... There'll probably be a couple extra updates this weekend, since I'm not doing as much extra work IRL.
No. 133913 ID: e7c7d3

A refined taste in musical instruments
No. 134124 ID: fddb1c

Was that cat dude originally going to be his partner instead of the lovely Sgt Dane?

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133588 No. 133588 ID: e7c7d3 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

It's the sandiest day ever! It is the day where various quest characters hang out at the beach. Take some vacation time away from your monstrous labs, dreary dungeons, dystopian futures, and awkward romances. Instead enjoy some sun and energetic waters with other quest characters!

This year has a boardwalk set up for your entertainment and enjoyment! Set up your own booth, enjoy the sights, have an easy pre-made background so you can focus on the shenanigans. The possibilities are endless!

The boardwalk was built by the lovely Anon44 and you can get the file here:
You will most likely need Sketchup: free edition to utilize it properly, (does require a login.):

Previous Beach Days:
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Arthurius Howie proceeds to wait in the trailer so Key can have privacy make his retreat into the trailer quickly slamming the door on his way in
No. 134018 ID: 6f7a5a
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The time of monsters is return and a floating fortress arrives on the horizon
No. 134019 ID: 6f7a5a
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. . . bearing the wielder of the kraken.
a champion who welcomes all challengers
No. 134106 ID: 11f77a
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Driga: Ah, I'll be taking payment in the form of credits. Hmm, you're not a returning customer, are you?

Njar: Oh, hey Argine...

Njar: She cool, Dreeg. Give her somethin'.

Driga: Well~ I've been experimenting with a new, uh--cleaning solution meant for removing tough irradiated stains from satellites bleached from the sun.

Driga: Perhaps you can test it on someone who spilled some barbeque sauce on their pants.

Driga: I'll be right with you, strange Chupian. You ask for quality? I'll try to scrounge up a good one in a moment.
No. 134120 ID: 11f77a
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Driga: Ah, I knew I'd find it eventually!

Driga: Here you go, sir. I've been trying to make it a get-away solution when in a hot spot but it won't pick up anything heaver than a person.

Driga: For now--do what you can! Let me know what you discover.

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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. 132069 ID: 8fb3ba

So, there's going to be an art change. Maybe smaller or big, depends on how I feel. Also a small writing change, everything was in second person before for the characters, now it's in third person.
No. 132073 ID: 996d42

I like the first change! ANd i don't mind the second one. Glad to have you back.
No. 132099 ID: c6f30f

So killer7, Yume Nikki and now Little Nightmares?

Someones got good taste in vidya
No. 132464 ID: 29dccc

ok i just want to say that this new quest is very good, and while i expect the other shoe to drop and for the story to just entirely shift away from where it's heading at some point, if you actually end up making an adventure about sburb (or some game like sburb) here, on questden, while continuing to take commands, i will be flabbergasted and amazed, and i will support it at every step.
No. 134110 ID: 5f4030

The Song of Roland- A song written about a Frankish knight of the same name, and nephew to king Charlemange. This version just has such a western sound to it, somehow it just works.


Also if Roland in D3 ever does get a battle horn like the one in the legend, it should summon a horde of demons to aid him.

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119900 No. 119900 ID: a30024 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]


Kind of backwards way of doing this, but now that the first episode is done, what do people think?
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No. 133847 ID: 9eb9b7

Sorry it took me so long to see this! Thank you so much! In canon Im operating where trans identity is totally valid and an accepted part of society. I had actually considered a storyline that went into the mechanics of physically transitioning a bit, but dropped it in favor of helping miki find the missing fire ward. Essentially it boils down to using magic to change as much or as little as the person wants, but is done over a period of time and requires occasional check ups to refresh the magic and see if theyre comfortable with the progress. I had imagined it to be roughly comparable with modern methods of transitioning and that pretty much everyone in the culture knows at least someone whos trans.

Its something I thought about addressing more directly when talking about mikis childhood, but felt that Miki’s transness isnt really her story, its who she is. Her story is that she had a magical ability she couldnt control and her parents taught her a skill that helped her make friends. I wanted it to be clear that she was trans from a very young age and that the support she got let her grow into the talented and happy person she is

Yeah, ive never really gone into it, but essentially magical contraception is a pretty common thing. its a simple charm that requires an occasional renewal and is easily removed if someone wants to get pregnant. While the main cast is obviously way more sexually active than the average citizen, the culture has a more relaxed view on casual sex than what we’re familiar with: in part because unwanted pregnancy and venereal disease is so rare.
No. 133903 ID: b1b4f3

I'm guessing that fey, elementals, and mortals can't interbreed?
No. 133997 ID: 3ca6f6

Is there a missing chapter or do we actually jump from chapter 2 to 4?
No. 134091 ID: ffdc3c

I would say that there’s some degree of interbreeding possible. Mostly between fey/elementals and fey/mortals. Though fey and elementals are so long lived, that its fairly rare for them to have kids in the first place. Cross planar children would be even rarer but still possible!

>>133997 chapter 1 and chapter 2 are both in one thread, it’s possible thats where the confusion is? The wiki has links to every thread
No. 134108 ID: 812ad3

Aaaaah yes indeed!
Because I was just adding the latest thread on the wiki and saw the discrepancy so I wanted to check.
If you guys are ok with it I might take a minute to fix the numbering

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84312 No. 84312 ID: d470e9 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

For, as one could guess, discussing Fen Quest.

Some of you may know that Fen Quest was an intermission for Chee Quest. This may be a reboot, but other than that, it will have nothing to do with Cheelop. It will not even be part of the same universe, so the rules of cheeverse (what rules there were) will not apply.

To elaborate this, which requires heavy CheeQuest spoilers, Cheequest steamrolled into Fenquest near its ending, crushing any sort of proper ending. It was most likely my biggest mistake questing, and did play into my deciding to reboot it. Secondly, the reason why it doesn't take place in cheeverse is a matter of constraints. At the end of Cheequest, her world was effectively rebooted, promised by the gods to have it play out approximately the same, with the promise of Fen and Lily living happily ever after and so on. I'd rather not have that promise, among other things people could safely make assumptions about. Nor do I want to just redo it as-is while still in the chaos god's dream, if just because the looming threat of Chee inevitably crashing into Fen's life isn't something I want even if it occurred after the end.

I would much rather start on a clean slate.

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No. 134060 ID: b1b4f3

If this gets out the Crows are just done. They're on thin ice with the nobles already.

If they really are trying to kill Cheese and Moss, we can expect their efforts to get increasingly desperate if they know we're getting close to escaping.
No. 134074 ID: bb78f2

Hey so fuck the Crows man. I thought they were underdogs, not backstabbers.
No. 134085 ID: b1b4f3

Well, I kindof understand why they're doing it. From their perspective, they're worse than underdogs, they are persecuted and mistreated. If the necromancer uprising is successful it creates a whole new society for them to live in, and the necromancers have likely promised them they will be treated well.
No. 134095 ID: 8fab7a

Judging by the latest accidental reveal, they might also be closer tied to necromancy than anyone originally thought.
No. 134104 ID: bb78f2

The crows are trading one abusive master for another. At least the empire doesn't have the tech to soul-chain them to an undead HUSK.

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133919 No. 133919 ID: 3994a2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

I figured it's time to make a catch-all disthread for my quests.

Old disthreads:
Dead Dust >>123379
Arzfayz >>127736
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No. 134061 ID: bded1a

It's great seeing you make a return, teegs. And as previously said, that title card is excellent!

I hope this isn't 'too putting on the spot', but I'm curious what projected lengths you have in mind for your current quests. While Quests are akin to Webcomics in that they run for very extended periods of time, you've got a lot on your plate - and I find it difficult to imagine that all of them are as in-depth and lengthy as Dead Dust, (or the Arzfayz-verse, once that eventually gets the reboot). Would it be fine if you gave us your thoughts on what the relative ratios of story length you imagined for your quests are? I'd ask for time estimates but life is busy, and there's no real guarantees on things getting done when you want them to.
No. 134087 ID: 3994a2

>I hope this isn't 'too putting on the spot', but I'm curious what projected lengths you have in mind for your current quests.
Hmm, let's see:

>Dead Dust
Hard to say anything more definite than "long"
3 threads, maybe 4 tops
>Null and Void
It's a bit open ended so I'm not completely sure, but most likely shorter than Dead Dust
>Folly of the Temptress
Probably about the same as Null and Void
>eventual Arzfayz reboot
This could change, but right now I think I'd probably shoot for about 5 threads.
No. 134092 ID: ffdc3c

Good to see you back! Really enjoying the updates lately!
No. 134093 ID: 3994a2

Thanks, glad to hear it!
No. 134097 ID: bded1a

Thanks for the detailed answer - I'm actually a bit surprised by some of these. I was expecting Flora to be longer, but 3 threads is quite interesting. Still, either way, it's good that you've got this all planned out. Best of luck to you - I'll certainly be watching and seeing things play out.

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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

numerous questions and complaints have been voiced
probably best to have them answered outside of quest
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No. 133850 ID: 6f7a5a
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Without Armour
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she hopes she at least fetches a high price

content sponsored by my lovely patrons!
No. 134088 ID: 10c07d

I really like Ulric, is he planned to show up more later in the story?
No. 134090 ID: 6f7a5a

Yes Ulric will be showing up later.
He'll also be showing up in bonus content
No. 134094 ID: 36932f

Im very glad to hear that

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97324 No. 97324 ID: 3a9db6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]


The more they come, the worse they look!! JUST JOSHIN' YOU my friend! MY MY is it good to see you. Come on in, my friend, the thread is warm and toasty and BOY HOWDY do we love newcomers.

Make yourself right at home and DON'T YOU DARE be shy. Go ahead and answer any gall dang question you want! If you feel like askin' your favorite character ANYTHING at all, well you better call me CORRESPONDENCE McANSWERTON because you'll get your answer here, by gosh.

Previous ITQ threads, newest to oldest:

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>So the question has been asked about boat-o-cross and flappy bird but would any of you play getting over it and how well would you do.
Tried it. Fuckin’ hate it. Took me 12 goddamn hours. The worst part is the constant droning by that asshole. I’d have turned the sound off but that’d mean he won.

>Who's the strongest person from another quest you think you could beat? Doesn't have to be the strongest in total, but whomever pops into your head when you think about it.
I could fuck up Victor, that weasel guy. Nine times out of ten, easy.

>what do you look for in an ideal mate?
I dunno, fat tits I guess.

>Okay, to any random quest character: what three things would you bring if you were stranded on a deserted island?
The fucks an island? Wait a second…

Alright, it’s just like, land in the middle of a big river.

First a monger lady to keep me and the rest alive with all that survival knowledge they’re supposed to have, a tat chick to figure out how to build shelter and shit, and a lanky to work for the tat so her twiggy arms don’t snap trying to lift a leaf. I can hunt and shit so we can probably survive indefinitely, assuming there’s like… shit on it that can keep us alive. If not, trade the lanky for another monger with fat tits.
No. 133171 ID: 8fab7a

Stickler downtime is... different from what I imagined.
No. 133227 ID: 470289
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>What myths do you know? Do you believe in any of them?
If I know it’s true it ain’t a myth, is it? Whatever.

I like the story my dad sings about Shaia shaping the earth for the slissas. He tells it all eloquent, but basically, way back when the world was in turmoil Shaia saw her creatures were frightened by the chaos that was had become their lives. So she took us, gave us our claws and her knowledge of her most precious creation, the land. She cracked it open and deposited us inside, and then closed it to keep us safe while the surface was changing. And that's why slissas live underground.

I mean, we dug back to the surface eventually, yeah, but pretty much every slissa agrees that was a huge fucking mistake because everyone up there suuuuuuuucks.

>Stickler downtime is... different from what I imagined.
ITQ stuff isn’t canon, so he can do shit like play video games or read Coxwette and Team Port Echo and really rudely interrupt me during my ITQ time. It lets us answer more questions.
No. 133228 ID: e7c7d3

To anyone: if you could become a species from a different quest,what would you choose?
No. 134049 ID: c5185d

To Deem: if you were to run a country instead of a dungeon, how would you rule over the people?

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94347 No. 94347 ID: 8177e7 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Thought it was about time I made a combined discussion thread for all my quests.
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No. 133943 ID: 9f0903

It'd probably be a mistake to give us that much power. Imagine being able to do that while an adventurer is inside, and all it takes is a few beers.
No. 133946 ID: 9c1ef3

Drunken Dungeon Master.

Honestly the only one I'd really find funny would be the statues.
No. 133960 ID: d82849
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Just in case people weren't sure: yes, Deem did slim down a bit.
No. 133999 ID: 8fab7a

I have to ask. Did the extraction process produce the requisite appropriate SCHLORP noise?
No. 134017 ID: d82849

Deem tends to be slower at doing these things than a one panel jump might imply. It's certainly one of the sounds it would have made.

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129715 No. 129715 ID: 482fee hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

Alright so it's been voted back in https://www.strawpoll.me/18101240
that the next sidequest will be a civquest. First one I'm actually running, and the system I got isn't totally done, so I'm gonna shoot some questions about it here. If you wanna answer or chip in your own feedback, feel free.

Also I'm posting whatever I sketch since I'm sick atm, and more of my time is spent doodling on whatever scrap of paper I got and less on the tablet. So here goes.
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No. 133814 ID: fd2dfa

Revealing Delmart's purchase history is a violation of company policy
No. 133963 ID: 6e6f32

With the library done, I went and found all the previous policies we were offered but didn't take.

Turn 1
1) Dismantle Royal Infrastructure: All money generating improvements increase gains by 10

2) Defense Force: +1 Standing armies

Turn 8
1) Bonded Auxiliaries: Unlocks slave auxiliaries. New Auxiliaries are unlocked based on foreign lands raided and what races are captured.

2) Reformed Servitude: Output from assigned slaves is now 4 instead of 2

Turn 11
1) River Clan Sponsorship: Unlocks Rezmodla Clan House, giving your envoys experts in Rezmodla language and politics. Allows the trade of resources and slaves with friendly families.

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No. 133996 ID: fd2dfa

>Is the policy still even available?
Of course.
>what would this army look like?
Whatever you put in it. If you're referring to size, that's dependent on future reforms
No. 133998 ID: 158d8e

Oooooh. I get it now.
I was in aware there was a maximum standing army limit.
What is the base standing army limit, and what generally affects it?
No. 134016 ID: fd2dfa

The current limit is at 3. Owning a province (I mean taking control of the whole province, not just the nodes) increases it by 1, reforms increase it by 1. Further reforms and concessions by the patron family increase the army size

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114466 No. 114466 ID: 5245b2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

This is a mistake.
But I'm going to do it anyways.
Howdy TGchan, Name's Clock.
Well, Clock Prime if you wanna get technical.
I'm lacking inspiration so I thought, "Hey, I don't hate myself enough, let's spill my storytelling guts to the internet!"
Like I said, this is probably a bad idea.
So once again, Howdy.
Ask away.
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No. 126821 ID: 5aeb11

I think you quality for lichdom at the very least.
No. 126823 ID: 5245b2

Lich Clock? I like it!
That begs the question, what kind of Lich?
No. 127088 ID: 5245b2

Hey guys, back again. I think this time I'll be taking an indefinite leave from TG. I've lost a piece of myself, and I don't think I'll ever get it back. If this is the last post I ever make here, I'm sorry.
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I'll keep it positive and say there are probably better places to reaffirm your humanity. I sincerely hope you find one of 'em.

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126364 No. 126364 ID: cc0a23 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

I feel that right in the middle of an update, 400+ updates after beginning the quest, is the most ideal timing for starting a discussion thread.

Seriously though it seems like I've been hemorrhaging readers lately. Which is something I'd really like to stop. I want to continue and eventually finish this quest but at a certain point that becomes impossible if there's nobody to actually read the goddamn thing. So, I really need some feedback. What am I doing right, what am I fucking up, what are things that I can do to not fuck up in the future? I can answer questions too if you have any.
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No. 131140 ID: acfea1

>appreciate all/both of you

Ha haha, you do you.
No. 131493 ID: 853489
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I checked back here out of curiosity and it seems like someone bumped this thread. I don't know if anyone is still curious, but if you are, here's a status update.

The tech stuff went more or less according to schedule. I didn't finish what I intended to do, but I was progressing along at a good pace and I didn't hit a road block or anything. Still, it's clearly a losing proposition to try and make environments in CGI, since it takes too much time to prepare which nullifies any time savings down the road- I think it would be a smarter idea to switch the workflow and instead prepare the characters in advance and render them, while drawing the environments myself.

Anyway, problems with the tech stuff aren't why I haven't been updating the quest. I'm a very private person and I don't want to get into personal details but this has been an extremely difficult year for me, beginning from around February and going straight through to now. In all honesty the difficult circumstances have been going on for longer then that, although it progressed to a worse stage in February. I tried to write it off as time consuming 'hobbies' in one of the first posts in this thread. I'm not entirely sure why I did that except that I really don't want to depress people or involve them in my personal life... although it has the unintentional effect of making me look like a lazy, good for nothing asshole, instead of a stressed out asshole that's in a bad place. Anyway, that was responsible for a lot of the slow down last year, which progressed into a total stoppage this year.

I'm sorry for not coming back on here to give an update until now. I am still interested in continuing this, although it won't be for awhile yet. I still need to take care of a few things more before I can settle back into updating this. I think I'll also have to change my plans a little for the ques
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(For comparison, this is the same village from the christmas comic I did awhile back.)
No. 131495 ID: ad51b8

Sorry to hear you've been going through a rough patch lately and hope it get's better soon. Just remember though that you should worry about yourself first and if life is kicking you in the groin don't feel bad for taking time to try and let things sort themselves out. While I wouldn't mind seeing this quest come back the idea of a quest is to be fun, for both YOU and the reader. So don't feel the need to force yourself to do something if you're not enjoying it.

Again though, glad to hear that you're alright even if things haven't been going to smoothly and hope that it clears up soon. The 3D looks great.
No. 131496 ID: 0fae41

Well, even if it didn't solve the problems you hoped it would, the work you did in 3D looks amazing. I hope what life throws at you sorts out, and remember interest in ROCK is not dead.

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133511 No. 133511 ID: 5a5548 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Sexy Dungeon discussion and resources. let me know if you are enjoying the game so far, any feedback you'd like to share, or any ideas for enemies or adventurers to populate the dungeon.
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No. 133721 ID: d32d73

sorry for the delay, the update is coming very soon. hopefully in the next hour.
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No. 133739 ID: d32d73

the winner of the poll after 48 hours is Footknight. expect her pin up soon. it will be the first time the sly old vixen has dressed up for people in a decade at least, so be sure to give the old girl some positive vibes.
No. 133942 ID: 365383

Im going to make a pretty huge number of changes to the mechanics after this first floor. I'll produce a manual for the rules and mechanics at some point before starting the second floor, and will change it as needed, announcing changes ahead of time, of course. The biggest change will be in statistics. Characters will have more health and armor will work differently. Movement will likely be increased as well. Im not sure just yet.

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130146 No. 130146 ID: 2df440 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Post your amazing fanarts for your favorite quests here! The old thread has become filled with too much art, so it's time to start again. Commissions of quest characters you bought are cool to post. Authors can also post extra images of their quest characters here (you can be a fan of your own quest!) Cool kids label their fanart with character and quest names.

First post is Sisirri from Salikai in super HD!

Previous threads: >>100245
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how to shut fucc up
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Blobbish's Bobby Slurpps from 7/11 quest.
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Sprited up a portrait of Aira from Fen Quest. Been trying to get better at drawing bigger.

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Some of the 2 frames gang share one last goodbye to the tower that brought them all together.

No. 133937 ID: 9aaeef

Cute Aira.

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133296 No. 133296 ID: e24163 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

A place for theories, fanart and critique.

Please let me know what you think about this quest of mine - feedback is greatly appreciated!

I will also answer meta questions that cannot be answered in-universe, so feel free to ask if there's something on your mind. Questions that can be answered in-universe will be politely declined, to prevent spoilers.
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No. 133848 ID: cfc80f

Regarding the AP-reactive concept I put in the thread proper, it's only more complex mechanically in the initial setup of acquiring materials and the means to get them into the right shape. Once things are in place it's just a matter of production and assembly. Might be a somewhat longer-term goal to do so, I'll grant, since at the very least it would require premade jackets and tips, plus a way to smelt the core metals and cast the alloy to size. And then, of course, measuring out propellant charges and seating the rounds into their casings. But that's something that could be done in downtime conditions instead of taxing Argine's poor brain with active precision field manipulations in the middle of combat. And depending on availability, the process could be streamlined through more advanced automated production facilities.
No. 133856 ID: a5addd

Hey folks, saw a suggestion early on that gave me... ideas. So here's a fanfic, courtesy of me.
Sensory Input - NSFW. Featuring best girl, Diagram. Hope you don't mind, Cross.
No. 133857 ID: f56a2b

This is pretty good.
No. 133868 ID: 894f15


Thanks for the story! Although I don't intend for Last Trace to have any NSFW content in the future, it makes me happy that people like my characters enough to write stories and draw art about them , regardless!
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Here's the undoctored image for the photograph in the 60th image. Before I started questing, I didn't know how to shade at all - I've gotten at least some mild proficiency with it now, even if I have little clue where to put lighting at times.

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123379 No. 123379 ID: 891b91 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Wherein we discuss dead dust, and possibly other sorts of dust as well.
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No. 133769 ID: e7c7d3

I mean, a lot of people have inactive quests going on. I'm always happy to see this one to update though
No. 133774 ID: 9aaeef

Teegee said the rest are on hiatus, after this DD thread Flora is going to get updated, maybe WAA WAA is death though, shame we need more quest about Kobolds.
No. 133867 ID: dccdd0

According to the wiki Flora is a dead quest.
No. 133875 ID: f8fa51

"Dead" has a specific definition on that wiki, applying to quests that hit the graveyard in while in their first thread. Meanwhile, if they hit the graveyard one post into their second thread, they're "on hiatus," even if there's no realistic chance they'll ever be restarted.
No. 133921 ID: 3994a2

I just made a new catch-all disthread for all my quests: >>133919

See this post for a status update on all my quests: >>133920

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