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135483 No. 135483 ID: eedbeb

i make quests too quickly to warrant a discussion thread for each one. going forward all the fun can happen here.

once i'm finished with a quest, i put it in pdf form here: https://tippler.itch.io/

my twitter: https://twitter.com/fishsimp2
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No. 135484 ID: 841ff7

Nice, will we play a quest with Sal as the protagonist?
No. 135485 ID: eedbeb
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it is inevitable that we get a sal quest, though i have pretty strict characterization for him already so there will be less clay to mold
No. 135489 ID: 864e49

What if it is not him control?
No. 135491 ID: afe7de

Yeah what if Sal's the protag, but not the character we control? Then you can have more freedom with Sal and still let us go crazy.
No. 135493 ID: 23e313

What if we play as his inner Hannibal Lecter instead?
No. 135494 ID: eedbeb
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the character that would spend the most time around sal would be amelia, his execution officer. i'll keep her in mind
No. 135495 ID: 031458

Could always run him like Ahra runs Deem: Call us dumb until we suggest something reasonable. XD
No. 135500 ID: 80b336

Oh god, the girls have encountered dad's crush, mom's crush, and slain our stand in.
If dad has a stand in too it's turbo dead but mom....

Oh god.
No. 135507 ID: b1b4f3

Wait, who was Mom's summoner? Ah, the rat lady. Who... will... be impossible to kill. Oh dear. Hopefully she won't be hostile? Or maybe the swarm of rats is the rat lady.

I think you're on the right track, the cells are related to summoners. Dad's summoner was the fish dude (who we murdered, great job on that), and E+J were in the one marked "Me". More cells could appear once we know more about summoners of other Magics.
No. 135508 ID: 031458

Possibly. I'm just worried about finding mom's stand in. Dad is a fairly benign magic. Mom on the otherhand was last seen acting as A Horse of the apocalypse.

Young Magic hasn't seen this form of her though so maybe there's nothing to worry about.
We'll just need to wait and see.
No. 135529 ID: c5d2fe

Okay, I'm trying to figure out what the references are in Girl Talk, because the setup seems interesting, but it seems like I'm missing a lot of backstory/prior quest knowledge. What's the basis for this?
No. 135530 ID: eedbeb
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you really have to read my other ongoing quest, Good Impression https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/997795.html, to know what's going on in Girl Talk

i started Girl Talk as a joke based on a comment that cicero made that i wasn't labeling my update announcements well, but now it's closely tied to the plot in Good Impression. the two quests are going to collide at the climax
No. 135532 ID: c5d2fe

Ah, okay. Will do.
No. 135533 ID: eedbeb
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to clarify any confusion, i have two fish ocs, neither of which are my sona.

sal is the brown fish. he is very relatable because he ate several people

i use carl, the blue fish as most of my social media profile pictures because he's devilishly attractive
No. 135535 ID: 9a2966

Thank you for this very important PSA.
No. 135537 ID: e011e0

Thank you for this information. Who would win in a fight?
No. 135538 ID: eedbeb
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very good and important question. sal is stronger and more experienced physically but has a panic attack every time he sees a fellow fish person

carl radiates a lot of raw sexual energy, but is a 39 year old neet who has to self medicate constantly.

sal would forfeit before the fight started. if forced into it he'd win, violate his parole, and be shortly killed by a disappointed dog
No. 135585 ID: 031458

Is it REALLY hell if we keep murdering the demons?
I think not.
No. 135587 ID: eedbeb
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you are correct. the MC Magic is a little baby who is bad at doing eternal torment
No. 135596 ID: 1f53e8

I keep suggesting not being so mean in Good Impression and I honestly wonder if I'm being a genuine party-pooper to the other suggestors.
No. 135597 ID: eedbeb
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i don't know what the other suggestors think but i personally do not mind and there's still plenty of room for general violence and destruction while being 'nice'
No. 135599 ID: 031458

They'd be a less interesting character if they weren't at least a little nice, and you were a part of making them what they are!
No. 135604 ID: 031458

LOL You actually made them canon monochrome XD
No. 135605 ID: 76d753

I dont think there’s a problem with suggesting being nice, tho I really like the dumb idea of eating everything and gaining power. I like the direction tipplers been going, and he takes those nice posts into consideration sometime so don’t feel discouraged I think!
No. 135616 ID: eedbeb
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hello healthy children lets learn some probability

E vs Emma has a sample space of 70 (10x7). Emma has a 21/70 = 30% chance of winning a roll, there's a 10% chance to tie and E has a 60% chance to win.

With gruoch's help there's a substantial drop in E's success rate when Emma is in disadvantage. 60%->30%. Add another +1 on there and it drops to 21%. still possible. haven't rolled the dice yet but i wanted to flex so here we are
No. 135619 ID: 031458

>i wanted to flex
Aren't you also the guy who recently wrote the words AGH, MY TITS?
No. 135620 ID: eedbeb
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from my extensive theoretical research of the woman, i have concluded that the knockers are a vulnerable organ
No. 135625 ID: 906c31

Hmm yes, theoretical. Indeed.

Good impression was fun!
The ending state of the quest leaves open interesting implications for the world and a few open threads. Will you be returning to it any time soon?
No. 135627 ID: eedbeb
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i like to jump around, so next on the docket would probably be the amelia/sal quest or the vlad quests

for now im taking a break and doing commissions. The Good Impression and Girl Talk pdfs should be up on itch later today
No. 135628 ID: 031458

Nice. I look forward to whatever you got common up.
No. 135653 ID: eedbeb
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so the amelia thing is going to be a comic. it should take around 1.5 months to complete and will update on le twitter
No. 135657 ID: afe7de

Oooh so it’s gonna be a Twitter quest and not a questden quest?
No. 135661 ID: eedbeb
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'twill not be a quest at all. i decided i wanted more control over the direction of this one so i'll be posting pages in twos as they are finished
No. 135766 ID: eedbeb
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2nd sal comic is done and can be found here: https://tippler.itch.io/choices

next project will probably be vlad quest, with spiffier designs. im doing artfight tho so that won't start for a bit
No. 135769 ID: 9d29cf

Yipee hurray! Improved graphics for Cat Quest Gaiden!

Wait how many gigabytes of RAM will I need to play this better graphics quest?
No. 135770 ID: eedbeb
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oh this will be incredibly spicy. you might need 1, maybe 2 gigs, just like the early 2000s
No. 135773 ID: 703acd

Calling it, the quest will be called: you lived
No. 135776 ID: eedbeb
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thanks for coming up with the name of the quest here's some concept sketches
No. 135914 ID: c0dce3

This is a stupid question, but were you binge watching Bar Rescue episodes before starting the new quest?
No. 135915 ID: eedbeb
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not a stupid question at all, i have not watched bar rescue but will now check it out, my club knowledge was previously pieced together from pop culture and being a hopeless pedant
No. 135916 ID: eedbeb
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i have spent the last hour watching bar rescue highlights and all i can say is i am afraid of the food service industry now
No. 135921 ID: eedbeb
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i have 8 possible ending scenarios vaguely felt out for you lived, though of course it could go somewhere else entirely. i'm not sure if i should implement some sort of points system to weight the endings one way or another.
No. 135924 ID: 1f53e8

Maybe something thematic to each specific challenge could work, like the fight between the Emmas or the garnering favour with Saul?
If it needs extra time to plan and map out, it's best not to rush it.

I am left wondering why Chef has all that pentagram and upside-down cross paraphernalia, or how would other animals know those are symbols of rebellion and inconformity.
Is it a leftover from human society? A cosmic coincidence? Am I wrong for looking too hard at a simple satanic goat joke? ....No, it's the non-pedants who are wrong.
No. 135926 ID: eedbeb
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yes it's a leftover from human society, animals ain't be christian

so when the humans died there were a bunch of corpses lying around and some fraction of the first animals chanced upon some goths and thought the fashion was the shit. activated the neuron immediately. eternal everlasting trend.

animals don't really need to accessorize or wear clothes but chef is a nerd who has studied the ancient texts. basically chef has the emo liking gene
No. 135929 ID: eedbeb
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Polly's location was a 3:2:1 odds roll in the order college, errands, home so y'all just got obliterated right off the bat by the dice gods. Most rolls will be 3:2:1 odds for good, neutral, and bad options
No. 135935 ID: eedbeb
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mrs. lewis had a 1/3 chance of getting polly to jadis immediately, which was failed. there were several coin flips as to whether daisy would say something or you'd notice the gia car
No. 135936 ID: e51896

it'd be interesting if we fail every roll. I wonder what might happen if we got that unlucky.
No. 135937 ID: 2d57a3

Duck is apparently super dangerous. I still wonder what would have happened if we had let him talk to Mr. Lewis back in You Died.
No. 135938 ID: ce39da

Is it safe to assume that each main task we attempt will always still be technically doable if we make the right choices, unless we roll really badly?
No. 135941 ID: eedbeb
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if you failed everything the end game would be extremely bloody and awful, so thank goodness that won't happen!

duck would have seized the means of production and then done its darnedest to set some nukes off

So y'all got a 'good' roll of the 3:2:1 on addressing kibble which meant the task was guaranteed success. neutral was to climb kibble which would 2/3 have worked and the sexy dance would have 1/3 chance of working. fairly unlikely that you fail, only a 2/9

The sniper i would've throw in there no matter what, y'all just had the bad luck of actually triggering that scenario.
No. 135971 ID: eedbeb
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i always plan the sick shit for when jadis gets her way and she lost the BAD event to GIA, who still needs to kidnap another person. utter disappointment. i can't even spoil it because she still has a chance of doing it later
No. 136003 ID: eedbeb
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you got a neutral on the Jadis task (which meant you ran into polly), then got the 2/3 success roll. You mega failed the gets recognized by GIA surveillance check but I didn't have the heart to keep piling on the angst
No. 136004 ID: e70793

Me before tippler: "Oh what funny quests I'm reading! It'll be so cool when they update again in a couple days!"

Me after tippler: "If You Died doesn't update in the next three hours I'mma pout so hard!
No. 136029 ID: eedbeb
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i start working on updates once i get impatient or get a good selection of suggestions because as i have said many times before, i truly have nothing better to do and tend not to free draw when it's not for a story or other people's chars

also y'all coin flipped to do a kibble task because it was pretty evenly split on that. sorry detective caillou im not letting you run guns akimbo into rancid yet
No. 136037 ID: eedbeb
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many many rolls this time around. since no one suggested a method besides walk up to kibble and say hi, i gave it neutral odds (2/3 success), which you then miraculously failed and then failed the 1/3 chance meet the Tim save. you did succeed the Daisy changes her allegiances coin flip, thank goodness
No. 136060 ID: eedbeb
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you got a 19 into 1 true combo. i didn't have the heart to stop the transformations right away but now there's a limit on number of rerolls i cannot fucking take the level of bad luck you guys have its honestly in character at this point
No. 136061 ID: 031458

Still crossing my fingers for that sweet sweet Lunar Quest Cheese
No. 136062 ID: 23716b

>i cannot fucking take the level of bad luck you guys have its honestly in character at this point

It just makes it all the more satisfying when Vlad finally gets a win for once in his life.
No. 136067 ID: eedbeb
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updated monster list, the op stuff is doubled up
No. 136068 ID: 031458

Oh god. OH GOD.
1 TO GO.
Surely Class luck isn't THAT terrible is it?
I hope we don't get sergal
No. 136070 ID: eedbeb
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let's see

1/4 chance jadis turns down GIA meeting (she didn't)

1/2 chance your apartment gets robbed (it did)

GIA gets the BAD event tonight, again, sigh
No. 136071 ID: f4981a

You say that like we need to stop then tomorrow for fun things to happen, yeah?
No. 136099 ID: eedbeb
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alright, we're basically in the homestretch now

Lori helps stop Rancid: 50/50, you failed

Since rancid was attacking you, you only had a 1/3 chance of succeeding Kibble's task, which you somehow did!

i was planning to have you get comically squashed by a giant foot to demonstrate your powers but alas
No. 136100 ID: e51896

It fits with Vlads luck, he gets a power that he never gets to use.
No. 136104 ID: eedbeb
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now that the quest is over, here's the possible ending list i came up with in the first week

I can see myself doing a sequel sequel but i'll probably do another sal comic and my next quest before i get to that
No. 136106 ID: eedbeb
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I'd say you're mostly correct, but I'll point out a few differences in my interpretation

-Rancid is an massive chad and will never die, though he really did expect to (I understand he is an asshole I just like being contrary)

-Everyone thought Jadis was suss and are somewhat relieved that she's dead. Her family isn't going to fight the gov over an assassination they've been expecting for years

-Saul has his wife back, he's fine
No. 136107 ID: 031458

Your world is colder than I expected, but it's nice that everything kinda worked out!
No. 136108 ID: 9bc2a4

Jadis was my favourite character and I'm sad to see her go, but this quest was so fun to read that it (almost) makes up for losing deranged science waifu.

Thanks for all your hard work! I'm also a big fan of how you always manage to work some sort of cool math into all your quests.
No. 136109 ID: eedbeb
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Jadis was my favorite as well, unfortunately for her I hate the trope where the bad guys/good guys never do anything about the person who's clearly their enemy.

i'm glad you appreciate the math! sometimes i want to feel smart and flex my massive meat
No. 136110 ID: 96c896

What were the Bad things that didn't happen?
No. 136112 ID: e51896

Jadis was one of my favorite characters, though I feel her death was justified considering everything. She couldn't go living her life without consequences or no remorse over her actions of killing Daisy's father. I wonder if the GIA will still go after Kibble next.

I feel Margot is probably going to be the most upset about what happened to Jadis, or maybe Cookie moreso
No. 136113 ID: a2724f

Man, to think You Died ended in such an upbeat note, with the godess leaving peacefully and everyone having human babies so they don't need her to live anymore.
Enter You Lived and we find out some folk are so in denial they are aborting and Jadis is testing the foetuses for research and funsies.

Talk about mood whiplash. :(
No. 136114 ID: eedbeb
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Bad things:
-Kibble (release duck and look, she can't really top that)
-Jadis (Monsterfy you randomly while you sleep)

Very Bad Things:
-Kibble (release Tim [large indestructible lad] which would rampage around the city and step on people)
-Jadis (unleash a self propagating spell that kills 1/4 of the world population aka about 25 million people)

People are real sad about Jadis' death, including her family and margot and body and cookie, they jut ain't planning to take revenge

when i make stories i take a lot of inspiration from real life, and we all know how that's going. that being said you still got one of the above average endings and the next sequel will be more optimistic. it'll be about a vampire mud skipper
No. 136115 ID: f8fa51


Oh, that does sound interesting.
No. 136116 ID: b98a4a

I ship Kibble with Vlad, or Vlad with Jordan, though i dont think Jordan finds Vlad attractive, even before his stick figure body.
No. 136117 ID: eedbeb
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No. 136118 ID: 6eaf96

Considering Body's account name is xAnimeLord65x, I can certainly see her as a shipper, lol.
No. 136138 ID: 15a025

No. 136198 ID: 96c896

I have a problem with how the carbon elemental toll encounter went.
We tried to do something clever to avoid sacrificing a party member, and in response it failed for no discernible reason and we lost TWO party members.

It looks like you decided to punish us for trying to do something clever. Hell, the encounter in general was very mean-spirited. The carbon elemental should've just blocked our progress, forcing us to turn back and either get some mana from the elves or actually choose to sacrifice someone instead of the choice being forced on us.
No. 136199 ID: 34dacd

We were warned multiple times how dangerous/deadly the lower level is and how outclassed and dumb we were being going there but we chose to go anyway. For me the fact that they simply took their toll instead of violent retaliation to our "clever" plan felt like being babied.
No. 136200 ID: e51896

Personally, I like drama in quests, and believe that sometimes life is just unfair with stuff like this happening. And as >>136199 said, we were in over our heads. I feel that this makes for good character development for Ahpin, and we should just roll with the punches, learn from what happened, and be optimistic that things will be okay in the end
No. 136201 ID: eedbeb
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the mean-spirited concerns and the babying concerns are both reasonable. One of my stronger drives as a quest author is for things to happen in the story, and that means taking every opportunity the suggestors give me to move things along

The next few updates will clarify a few things about the third level and then we'll be approaching the end
No. 136203 ID: 96c896

We were told the lower floors were more dangerous, but there was exactly zero danger before this.
No. 136206 ID: 0838d6

I wouldnt say there was 0 danger, if the dust bunny caught us stealing it could have been very dangerous. If the elementals were aggressive it coulda been bad, one had a bad feeling about regular people. The kids permanantly took Aphin's mana, which we were told is a *big deal* and yet people stuck with them even though they were objectively bad. I'm surprised we weren't punished MORE for avoiding most of the hints that told us "hey, don't do these things" and only lost a changeling (which vivian will probably try to find a way to syphon for mana that she lost due to us ) and Vivian, who we were taking advantage of and now ruined her life.
No. 136212 ID: 96c896

Hmm yes the hints that said "don't do these things". What are you even talking about? All I noticed was people were repeatedly weirded out at Ahpin's attachment to the changelings, and that we were frequently told about how dangerous adventuring is.

The thing about the changelings I dismissed offhand, because everyone knew they weren't really Ahpin's children and had dubious attachment to him. Carrying them around anyway was FUNNY. We did it because it was funny. People reacting to that was expected.
Adventuring being dangerous was super obvious, and it doesn't warn us about anything specific. The story revolved around Ahpin going into the dungeon super unprepared anyway, so that nebulous danger is unavoidable unless we wanted to just give up on the story. With Ahpin being so weak, and the tone of the quest being so lighthearted, there was an implication that he would be protected somehow from the worst of it.

We were told there was a toll. We didn't know anything about how strong the elemental was, how expensive we should expect the toll to be, how close to the bottom of the dungeon we were to gauge the danger level in general, or how other adventurers handled the toll. The carbon elemental didn't even specify how much mana it wanted, so the only indication that we had to literally sacrifice a party member was the list of options we were given at the bottom of the post. Like, yeah, getting away scott-free after trying some funny business would've been "babying". However, that's EXPECTED when a quest's tone is lighthearted.

I still don't know what tippler expected us to do. Was that just supposed to be a gutpunch out of nowhere, no matter what we tried to do? Feels like a betrayal, and I'm still pissed about it.
Characters aren't even accurately describing what happened. Saying we attacked the elemental implies we did so directly, which indeed would have been insane. We tried to make it fall.

Several things would've fit the tone better, and made more sense besides:
1, burning the rope works, but the elemental just shows up at the bottom of the stairs to bitch-slap the party and demand the toll again.
2, Vivian has the sense not to attempt it at all, since she should know if it was a viable plan or not, or know how strong the carbon elemental is to understand the risk is too high. This would thus turn into a debate of whether or not sacrificing a changeling was worth getting to the bottom, or if turning back to get something from the elves was possible, or if the toll could be shared between all three mana-carrying characters.
3, the carbon elemental lets Ahpin pass because he's carrying changelings. Like, cmon, the guardian of the dungeon feels mana eggs are precious, why would any of the denizens of the dungeon want to hurt a changeling? He could block Vivian if she doesn't pay the toll, satisfying the apparent requirement of a loss of party member.
4, Ahpin tells the carbon elemental he's looking for Maggie, and it lets them pass because they are thus considered part of Maggie's group.
No. 136213 ID: 386bf8

That's your interpretation of events, keep in mind that I (and going by the replies other people too) see it differently. The writer has to choose between those that want more realistic consequences for this scene and those who think they aren't appropriate without the story beeing overall handled differently. Both choises will be wrong to some.

Nobody can run quests (or should attempt to) without stepping on toes of those who don't agree with how things went but getting upset and villainizing a writer over something you didn't like only serves to discourage them and anybody else that wants to run a quest.
No. 136214 ID: afe7de

Idk like… I get the idea of this being tonal whiplash, but I feel more like this is the kind of thing I expect and want from tipplers stories, some consequence for actions against forces stronger then you makes it interesting, maybe the Vivian stuff could have been handled better, like her rejecting the idea, but the premise is we control the other characters, and something NOBODY did was try to suggest the carbon elemental be nice to them. We did that with Briar and The Dust Bunny, so I actually think this is on us because we have Tippler a strong npc and didn’t offer the majority to do anything other then try to burn the tope.

Either way this doesent really ruin the story for me, and I think he’s going to at least tie up the Vivian thread before the end and saddle Aphin with some consequences even if hes not thinking about them right now.
No. 136216 ID: e2f5cc

I haven't been following the quest closely enough to give my own thoughts, but I just want to say from what I have read you aren't alone in your discontent.
No. 136225 ID: 96c896

Uh, were we supposed to have a reason to ask Silicon about the mana vents? Or anyone in the dungeon at all?

They're in the ocean. Not the dungeon.
No. 136226 ID: eedbeb
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you were not supposed to ask silicon about the vents, i was doing what the kids call a sequel hook

speaking of, what would people be more interested in? I am deciding between sal#3 (which would be pure comic posted on twitter) and you lived you died sequel for the next project
No. 136227 ID: bc15b4

I vote for a new sal comic!
No. 136228 ID: 6e4236

Multiverse crossover!

...or You Lived sequel, whichever.
No. 136230 ID: 96c896

I like the vampire mud skipper design, so I vote for the third in that series.
No. 136240 ID: eedbeb
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stare at explosions will have rolls too, but not nearly as many as You Lived and they won't be as important as well.

the most important roll just happened, and im going to wait a bit before revealing what the outcome was
No. 136242 ID: afe7de


Can we roll to kill rancid at some point, you know, for purely meta reasons in that I hate him and want him dead! <3
No. 136243 ID: 1b3b63

Yay, meta-murder!
No. 136244 ID: eedbeb
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the quest is still young...we will see where the journey takes us.

okay i will reveal now the roll was a d3
1: no one finds you
2: gov gang finds you
3: vlad squad finds you

it was a very important roll
No. 136246 ID: 031458

Is it weird that I'm wishing for Derek to get really close and friendly to Rancid just because I know it'll hurt me more later when Rancid does Rancid things?
No. 136247 ID: 5a6c7f

Indeed. I kinda want our character to be friends with Rancid and the govt. Plus, it seems like the rest ov the gov is good to decent enough people.
No. 136248 ID: 3732da

Should we be worried about what the godess that killed all the humans was doing to that one solar system back un Vlad quest?
No. 136250 ID: eedbeb
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don't worry, the chances that solar system had sentient life is small
No. 136251 ID: 96c896

Mmmm, crusty.
No. 136252 ID: 031458

Body be gettin thiccer.

That joke deserves a place on your mantle!
No. 136324 ID: eedbeb
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forgot to mention, you had a 2/3 chance to trigger a time event when you provoked vlad and kibble and you failed, which is actually a very good thing because the pilot wasn't going to want to be a vampire.
No. 136325 ID: f4315b

I love how annoying Derek has been to both team agents and team nude.
No. 136333 ID: 031458

Hey, you finally got to pancake Vlad!
No. 136334 ID: eedbeb
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finally, vlad can be useful
No. 136336 ID: 1332c7

Vlad and Derek are my favourites.

I did always wonder wheather Body was created with the head of a guy and the body of a girl or vice-versa and how getting rebuilt by the two gods changed her, besides having a soul and a proper pulse now.
No. 136337 ID: eedbeb
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hey! i have a patreon now, its mostly a tip jar but if you're feeling spicy you can enlist me to draw some quest stuff for you
No. 136371 ID: a2c96c

Also, i forgot to smack you for updating more than once a day, as requested.
No. 136372 ID: eedbeb
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i am excited for body's reveal so i will not say anything yet

i've ditched sal (for the time being) and am trying to finish stare so i will be violating the law
No. 136373 ID: a2c96c

My sincerest apologies for the trouble, then, O author most cherished. *bows*
No. 136474 ID: 15a025

Stare at explosions was good. Another great chapter!
No. 136521 ID: eedbeb
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aiming for uzak completion within a week, probably less, you got the 1/4 chance of 500 rollad powder costs which means you didn't have to give the lens to prim to get cash which will have fun consequences.

after uzak i will finish sal#3 and see if anyone joins one of the big tiers in patreon to determine my personal quest availability
No. 136542 ID: afe7de

No. 136552 ID: 96c896

So, Body's power basically means while she has it turned on nobody else (except Kibble) can do anything because they're too busy channeling God? Presumably Saul is also immune, and humans would be too.
No. 136553 ID: 6e4236

You Lived: "You can't come back." "I know."

Stare At Explosions: "You can't come back." "I know."

Aww, sheet, here we go again.
No. 136554 ID: e51896

when was that quote used in you lived? i must have missed it.
No. 136555 ID: 6e4236

I think it was during one of the dream sequences, but I've been re-reading and I'm not finding it. Crap.
No. 136556 ID: eedbeb
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No. 136557 ID: eedbeb
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No. 136558 ID: eedbeb
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No. 136559 ID: eedbeb
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the shock of god's message is only the first part, body also casts really strong spells. u just need to aim her in the right direction and let 'er rip
No. 136658 ID: eedbeb
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Sal#3 is done and can be found here: https://tippler.itch.io/vacation

i'm going to finish this isn't working next and then start a GIA pov quest that may or may not be multiple threads
No. 136664 ID: 3328c7

Is it true, then? Will this be Sal's final adventure?
No. 136666 ID: eedbeb
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i've put sal#4's production behind an impenetrable paywall on patreon, so essentially yes. i would like to move on to either drawing lewds for clout or more quests
No. 136826 ID: 3328c7

It is the year 4050 after Christ. All of humanity has been annihilited by an aloof entity from across the stars. All of it? No. A small village of indomitable Gauls resist now and ever against the invader, and....
No. 136828 ID: eedbeb
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you know, i actually had an idea for a prequel to You Died set right after the mass death plague.

two humans who happened to be wearing full hazmat suits for their jobs realize everyone's dead and there's furries walking around, they have to start building civilization
No. 136837 ID: 422cea

Was there a period of war and strife following the change? I can't imagine the majority of animals didn't have an immediate period of existential despair, speciesism, and general chaos. It'd also explain why technology and culture is virtually the same, the first few centuries being spent going neo-medieval.
No. 136838 ID: eedbeb
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the biggest obstacle to advancement was the fact that there weren't that many animals to start out (~100,000) spread out all over the world. They can reproduce pretty fast and have basically a non existent death rate from illness, but they can't support complex industry with those low numbers.
No. 136847 ID: ea4991

>cannot support complex industry with those low numbers
Pfff. 10 billion percent wrong.

More seriously though, what boggles the mind here is that -only- 2 humans happened to be in hazmat suits or fully quarantined and isolated sterile environments for the duration of the superplague.
No. 136848 ID: eedbeb
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i don't claim to be an expert in post apocalypse scenarios or all of modern technology, feel free to make your own quest interpreting the events if it so pains you
No. 136849 ID: 8a51ec

Funnily enough I already had a quest idea following vaguely similar events, but like all of my quest ideas I can never go through with them because there's just way too fucking many to consider.
No. 136851 ID: 2aa5f0

stupid what if idea mostly made as a joke.

To try and deal with the lack of "man" power the 2 survivors turn to automation to try and fill the gap. Specifically robots. And as luck would have it they find a factory that makes robots... Unfortunately the factory made sex bots. the survivors are able to able to modify the bots a bit both in programming and engineering to make them capable of other task and the bots look more robotic then they originally did (as they made them a bit bulkier to handle physical labor) but had to leave in all the "unnecessary" parts because removing them would mean they'd have to redesign the whole bot as the bot was built around these parts so needs them to even function. They also couldn't erase the bots original programming without causing the bot to blue screen (as it was safety measure to attempt to stop hacking) so they just have to write over their original programming causing the bots to develop... odd personalities.
No. 136852 ID: 9a2966

10B% was a Dr. Stone reference, which I hoped would be recognized (and which I recommend checking out, if not). I claim no great actual knowledge of how many people are required to keep a complex society running, especially not when using manga as a source.

The rest was world-building nitpickery that was in no way intended as more than continued jokesy ribbing. Your premise is sound enough - considering 'god did it' is a pretty established excuse for why only two humans survive to rebuild society.
No. 136853 ID: eedbeb
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thank you for explaining comrade, i know i have landed ribbings wrong before

the offer is still open for anyone to do a quest in this universe, as that would be very flattering
No. 136918 ID: 89f644

This isn't working was a fun quest series. Thanks for that. Just wanted to ask, in the second thread, who were the three figures Uzak saw during her bad trip? I assume one of them was Gena?
No. 136921 ID: eedbeb
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glad you liked it, it was a fun world and i enjoyed drawing the characters

the three people Uzak saw were just random passerby who saw her freaking out
No. 136940 ID: 8a51ec

I'm gonna say something crazy here, but I think that whole ending sequence for Stare At Explosions might have been just a little mishandled.
Will letting slugslime live have less immediately apparent consequences?
No. 136941 ID: c92a02

Can't blame Tippler for suggestors shooting themselves in the foot, all he did was hand them a loaded gun.
No. 136942 ID: 8a51ec

I imagine most suggestors wouldn't consider the possibility of a bullet ricocheting into their foot 3 consecutive times.
No. 136943 ID: eedbeb
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i thought i had created a foolproof system this time because there was a direct path to 100% success, but i was clearly wrong. i threw two very large bones at the suggestors, especially with the option to kill le slime to avoid a failure.

well now i don't have to worry about such things because im done with serious personal quests for at least a few weeks. i don't even want to tease my future ideas here because it makes me feel like i gotta see it through.

for now im going to eat the finest day old supermarket sushi and plug le patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tippler
No. 136944 ID: c92a02

Do you know the definition of insanity?
No. 136946 ID: 96c896

Most suggesters would be well advised to take guaranteed options when the result of failure is going to be DEATH.
No. 137064 ID: eedbeb
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i have malded, but im actually doing well quest stress wise.

im anticipating the two drawing slots on le patreon to be taken in march, big boy quest slot not to be snagged.
No. 137412 ID: eedbeb
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i am stealin' ed's idea to learn painting because i have no original bones in my body

speaking of body, stare 3 will in fact be the finale of the you died verse quests and will hopefully end in a couple weeks. i've taken big quest slot off patreon because i would die right now if someone picked it up, and because im anticipating adding another art slot instead
No. 138008 ID: ae4094

why did you retcon fivin's death? just curious.
No. 138009 ID: 9ea24b
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dis motherfucker thought it'd be more interesting if fivin got to get mind controlled and have exotic angel sex. i would NEVER
No. 138017 ID: 747a37

To this day, I wonder, what would have happened if Carl Marks had won the card game tournament and gotten his greatest desire granted?
No. 138020 ID: 9ea24b
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he's used to all wishes being monkey paws, so he'd be very skeptical. otherwise probably something silly like omnipotence
No. 138225 ID: a7a180

Mizz can do things with contracts, maybe we can renegotiate the pact Crown has with the demons to get him to drop this path in exchange for some other concessions.
No. 138230 ID: 9ea24b
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a fine idea, but unfortunately crown sux and will go for the greed play every time

some lore that wasn't mentioned in quest is crown cannot commit die because the halo will regenerate him, so only princess and her op god powers can really put him down. he's big stuck and therefore decides to be an uncool fool
No. 138233 ID: 15c72a

Can't he just ask Princess to do the deed, then?
No. 138236 ID: 9ea24b
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it was brought up in quest (on the text that goes with image p11) that this would end badly for princess and the universe. also crown literally does ask in the text for image p8 and since princess values her sanity she says no.
No. 138240 ID: 15c72a

Uh okay why doesn't she kill him *without taking the halo*? Does it automatically transfer to whoever killed him or something?
No. 138247 ID: 9ea24b
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kind of an unstoppable force vs. immutable object thing. crown himself is killable but the halo is like the most powerful artifact in the universe and doesn't fuck around. would latch onto closest head angel aka princess
No. 138259 ID: 15c72a

hmm. Makes me wonder if the end of the Path Crown is on is the destruction of the halo.
No. 138261 ID: 9ea24b
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there are some things that are very hard to do, destroying the halo being one of them. crown conceivably knows how to destroy the halo but since he's a little baby with few actually useful powers he'd need to cyberbully a lot of people into doing it. if the stars align for that, he'd be very pleased, but it's not the most likely path.
No. 138278 ID: 9ea24b
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whoever ID 084179 is, here's the discussion thread for all of my quests and thus also the hard vore played straight one. as for your question of whether you can discover a cure for zombism, maybe, but that's a bit outside the scope of the thread where John is mostly trying to survive.

i plan to update carnivorous cavern at least once a day, with one to two images. im old now and have learned the ways of just shoving all the text into one huge chunk.
No. 138537 ID: a7a180

I too, have a lot of nostalgia for the first mystery dungeon. Open question to everyone, which Pokemon did the personality test give you?
No. 138553 ID: 9ea24b
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i replayed the game so many times i don't remember, might have been a bulbasaur? the run i went furthest in the post game with was a charmander start
No. 138556 ID: 15a025

My first playthrough was as a squirtle
No. 138558 ID: 3184a6

I think I got piplup cause I know I had a torchic on the team but I'm pretty sure they were the partner and I know I had both birds on the team. it's been awhile.
No. 138559 ID: 3184a6

wait, just remember piplup was gen 4. I got mudkip. think it was a later mystery dungeon that I got piplup but can't remember which one. or did I get torchic in that game and choose piplup because I wanted to call the team, team burb? damn this nostalgia hole is a lot more treacherous for me than I though it would be.
No. 138568 ID: dd15aa

My first was Mudkip in R/B MD.
No. 138569 ID: dd15aa
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Gengar's drama face makes me think of Ursula.
No. 138573 ID: 9ea24b
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this is the tippler quest where the female characters finally get to be fruity and the male characters can be depressed. equality
No. 138577 ID: dd15aa

That's the face of a trustworthy lady right there.
No. 138595 ID: cbd2f6

Damn bro why are your characters so sexy?
No. 138598 ID: 9ea24b
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carl marks (seen left), is the blueprint of all sexy tippler characters. the key is self-confidence.
No. 138599 ID: b01382

Damn bro that fesh be doing something to me.
No. 138603 ID: dd15aa
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King Horny on his Throne
No. 138609 ID: 9ea24b
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very beautiful thank you for the fanart
No. 138613 ID: dd15aa

Thank you for running quests!
No. 138647 ID: b01382

Is Gengar secretly evil, or evilly sexy?
No. 138649 ID: f02852

You start a potentially pokeperv quest and 4 days later, a channel I follow posts this:

I'm calling kahoots, man.
You all want me to leik mudkips.
No. 138650 ID: 9ea24b
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Most of gengar's motivations and deal has been revealed at this point so it's up to you whether you think she's evil and/or sexy.

if you're a grown adult on the internet who hasn't already been exposed to pokeporn and formed an opinion on it, i am so very sorry for corrupting you
No. 138651 ID: f02852
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I appreciate that. Have some fanart.
No. 138652 ID: f02852
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Shucks, have two.
No. 138677 ID: 556cba

Poor Salamence looks like he got a brick dropped on his head.
No. 138684 ID: b01382

Would it be possible to befriend Team Friendly? If they're bored, would they consider learning some games like Monopoly, learning how to read, maybe organizing events like racing?
No. 138692 ID: 9ea24b
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Kibble our proletariat queen, thank you zealot. second image is very normal and not discomfiting.

I like salamence already

trapinch hasn't burned any bridges yet
No. 138695 ID: dc2256

Please do not be mean to my derpy dragon son.
No. 138723 ID: b01382

How long will Kobold and Cave quest last? Will there be a chance for John to tenderly hold cute coyote hands?
No. 138725 ID: 9ea24b
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bold request is fully completed. pokemon quest will be longer than most of my oneshots in terms of how much real life time i spend on it, and may be a series. if i take a break from it i will go back to john's starvation adventures for thread 2
No. 138727 ID: b01382

No. 138769 ID: b01382

trainer x pokemon action when?
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a valid question. probably after there's been poke on poke sex, if that ever happens. i'd say the quest is still young, so not for a while and like with many things not until trapinch has evolved at least once
No. 138771 ID: e13b1d

Vibrava looks adorable. Our lad must be so happy because he finally gets to fly around.
No. 138819 ID: 3184a6

why does it feel like whenever we do what we're suppose to do we get punished for it? Like train and fight to get stronger to evolve, except if you do so everyone will hate you for it if you actually try to win, but if you try and fight "fair" we have no way of winning and getting stronger.
No. 138820 ID: ae4094

I'm confused, are we suppose to say if we would prefer another scenario to have happened?
No. 138821 ID: 9ea24b
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the hypothetical scenarios (2 and 3) were insurance against people asking why trapinch didn't do something else besides scenario 1. i also wanted to see if there existed a winning strategy that wasn't accuracy lowering spam. since i spent time on it i put it in the update, perhaps it gives the readers an idea of possible strats they can use in the future
No. 138822 ID: 9ea24b
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There is no time limit on how fast trapinch needs to achieve his goals, so in order to make the story interesting (in my opinion) there have to be benefits and costs to somewhat impactful decisions. I'd say this is a fairly standard tippler quest trademark. Pokemon quest is more forgiving than my ye olde quests like this isn't working, which had fairly harsh cost benefits as well as a time limit

In the situation from the previous update, let's compare the benefits and costs from each option.

A: Get levels, smeargle is banned afterwards
B: Same as A, but you also give up your chesto to get spheal or breloom to like you more
C: No levels cause you get beat up, spheal has to use her revive, salamence spheal and breloom like you more

D: A, but there has to be something different because it was a creative alternative. i added an extra cost, which is the other pokes are more mad at you (which is understandable because the fight was extra long and painful), but there was also a good benefit in learning more about houndoom which is lore important

gaining levels and advancing the lore outweigh making some folks mald, in my opinion. you can make more effort to apologize and give gifts and it can be remedied.
No. 138832 ID: e13b1d

>whenever we do what we're suppose to do we get punished for it?
I think it's more that Gengar is a shit stirrer who gives bad advice on purpose as a joke.
No. 138844 ID: eed583

What's going on? Is there a reason why you made us do a 2v1 against Spheal? That was completely unfair for Spheal! It should've been a 2v2 fight or just a 1v1 with us by ourselves!
No. 138845 ID: 9ea24b
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it's hard to convey exactly how batshit insanely lucky trapinch's rng has been basically anytime he's used sand attack. he was not supposed to survive that fight, zigzagoon sure, but not him. 1v1 spheal w/ revive trapinch loses 100% of the time. 2v2 with no sand attack is also basically 100% loss because as soon as zig doesn't flinch trapinch gets got. to make things at least open to different results i kept the planned 2v1, which was mentioned several times in the updates preceding this one.

Since folks tried to go for A but with one cheeky sand attack i didn't feel too bad about the result. in the end they got what they were suggesting to get, which was a win from rng.
No. 138847 ID: 0097ed

Sand Attack isn't a move. It's a prayer, a mantra, a way of life. It is the space between the climb and the fall, a knife's edge slicing through the deterministic certainty of our world to create this disparity of despair and hope.

To the crowd, it looks onesided. They cannot see the worlds that never were. But to us, it is the struggle given meaning. As the karp climbs the falls, so too the little dirtbug climbs the sand.
No. 138849 ID: dee951

And I posted a suggestion right as you were posting an update. *sighs*.
No. 138850 ID: dee951


Tippler, do you think you could do a reply to some of the worries I mentioned in the reply RIGHT before you posted? The character has been... awakening to some local social/systemic injustice, I feel.
No. 138851 ID: 9ea24b
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hello dee951 thank you for reading pokemon quest and being a regular and enthusiastic suggestor.

this is rarer now that im only updating once a day but still possible and i am sorry for your loss. i did still read your suggestion

my dear dee951, what you described for your ideal Pokemon commune is basically what Team Friendlies is. Fights are consensual, Gengar checks in with you after each match to give feedback and healing, salamence has stopped the fight before spheal can be knocked out, and you've told gengar you don't like the crowd heckling you which she immediately took into consideration.
No. 138853 ID: dee951


If Team Friendly is what I was thinking of... than how did things get this bad? How did they get such a bad reputation? How come there wasn't an orientation of Da Rules? How did the culture of fighting for entertainment and this ill-conceived tournament come about? How come there aren't actual pre-fight negotiations on goals and rules and such for the fights? Why is it that being worried about being caught because you spent a lot of time feinted recently is even *a thing*?? It seems to be lacking a lot of... well, structural social support and group oversight that would help those who have been betrayed by individuals going on power trips (ie, human trainers) feel comfortable and at home.

Is it a sort of group that once had these things, but has fallen from it's founding principles??
No. 138861 ID: 00589d

Since the Pokémon quest involves things from Gen 1-3, would that mean that there's a possibility you'd include anything from Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, since they're both Gen 3 games?

It'd be interesting to run into Shadow Pokémon and/or humans that have special devices that allow them to catch Pokémon that are already caught by a trainer!
No. 138862 ID: 9ea24b
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Colosseum and Gale of darkness are both goated games with enforced double battles, actual move animations, good mechanics, and legit difficulty. sadly growing up i didn't have a game cube and thus my prospective career as a pro melee player was snuffed in the womb. since im not as familiar with the mechanics i didn't want to make things too complicated and mess something up. since you're a pokemon and not catching anyone shadow pokemon mechanics aren't too relevant. the closest thing you got is houndoom
No. 138864 ID: e13b1d

We'd better get some massage oil from Tracey.
No. 138871 ID: b01382

How phat are blazekin's ass? Nice thighs = nice ass.
No. 138913 ID: 70b242

In the latest picture our protagonist looks especially plump and eggplant shaped. And I find that hilarious.
No. 138914 ID: 9ea24b
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im taking another look and by gum you're right. absolutely marvelous shape. somehow that picture turned out real nice
No. 138915 ID: bf9b7c

He is a perfect little eggplant.
No. 138937 ID: b01382

I bet the chickenman is a secret bottom.
No. 138957 ID: 6e7268

Chicken sandwich.
No. 138958 ID: bf9b7c

Chicken salad
No. 138960 ID: 9ea24b
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since blaziken is your friend he is eligible for romancing and that is all i will say on the matter for now
No. 138963 ID: b90810
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I had a dream a couple weeks ago where Trapinch's final evolution was something like this.
No. 138964 ID: bf9b7c

Looks more like a Regional Skarmory variant where it's shields instead of swords.
No. 138966 ID: b01382

10/10 would eat out his ass and let him choke the life out of me with his thighs.
No. 138967 ID: b90810

Yeah, I think my brain decided to pull a DALL-E on me while in REM state.
No. 138971 ID: 556cba

So friends are romanceable, but bosom buddies are not into guys?
No. 138972 ID: 9ea24b
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had to do a quick double check of my wording, any pokemon who's your friend can be romanced, the only two exceptions being the designated couple linoone and espeon. salamence is eligible for romancing once he's your good friend. a romanced pokemon might not want to hook up
No. 138994 ID: bf9b7c
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With big stompy feet, creative solutions are required to safely apply massage oil to grump.
No. 138999 ID: 9ea24b
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another grand fanart, thank you king
No. 139000 ID: 25e273

Happy to! The quest is fun and I need more practice.
No. 139060 ID: 9ea24b
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i made another entire visual novel in 10 days so i am crisper than a pile of fall leaves. might need a couple days off pokemon quest to regain sanity.

play the game tho: https://tippler.itch.io/detox
No. 139061 ID: dd15aa

Congratulations and condolences for the productive manic episode. Get some rest, king.
No. 139144 ID: 6e7268

Our protagonist went full croissant in the latest picture.
No. 139301 ID: 1704f7

Can we see more Taurian stuff like in Composition Quest? The Taurians are cute and sexy, and I for one am curious as to what their innards are like.

Also, where can one contact you to discuss comms?
No. 139302 ID: 9ea24b
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hello sir, you have finally stumbled upon the angriest person on questden who also heavily regulates their internet experience.

since i've already heard that you've been harassing my friends, i'm not at all interested in being commissioned by you, though kudos for finding the one way to dm me in this day in age, via patreon, where i've now refunded your pledge
No. 139303 ID: c95892


What the heck is going on...? Everything okay now?
No. 139320 ID: f69af6

I forgot to say, thank you so much for bringing Rhine back for a little spin, he was a fun character and I felt deeply sad when he dissapeared forever without any reconciliation, thinking we would never see him again.
No. 139324 ID: 9ea24b
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this isn't working thread 1 was simply built different, glad you are happy to see rhine. technically this is him post thread 3 which is how he's met uzak, but honestly the details aren't important
No. 139336 ID: 2fb13f

Oh, no, I did mean the end of thread 3, where we sacrificed time spent with him to focus on stopping the villans. It was quite tragic.
No. 139338 ID: 9ea24b
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oh my bad for misunderstanding. this isn't working thread 3 was simply built different, there deliberately were many forced exclusive time sensitive choices for chuck and folks didn't choose the brotherly bond route.

the fam did all meet up afterwards, but who knows how or if full reconciliation would happen
No. 139345 ID: b01382

what would you say was your favorite pokemon of all? just the #1 favorite?

Do you have a #1 favorite character from Questden?
No. 139346 ID: b01382

Out of curiosity, is there a limit to how much Stat Vitamins and X Boosting Items we can consume for permanent effects before seeing diminished to no results?

Did you say that pokemon on average only live up to around 30 years? That kinda sad, but a fair trade off for powers. Does that age limit applies to us too?

If we reach level 100, max out our stats with consumables, and wear a great battle item, would it be possible to 1v1 Groundon for fun?
No. 139348 ID: 9ea24b
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fav poke: mewtwo, edgy op cat, what's not to like

fav questden character: besides my own characters probably acid soup lowry

how many stat boosting vitamins can you eat? you can have 51 buffs total and at most 10 for a specific stat going off of hoenn rules. in mystery dungeon it's uncapped which would make things too op and also the calculator wouldn't work

flygon dying in 30 years? yup

can you 1v1 Groudon: there hasn't been a boss fight yet so it hasn't been shown but legendaries are going to deal some multiple 2 or greater of damage and also have buffed health. you need a team of 4 to fight groudon for a reason
No. 139357 ID: dee951

Hah! I liked the 'invest in schizo tech' reply, that was cute and a good pun!
No. 139487 ID: 9ea24b
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i am being pulled kicking and frothing away from the computer for the next few days so there won't be the usual updates. updates will resume when i am reunited with my one true love
No. 139488 ID: dd15aa

Good luck brave soldier
No. 139496 ID: e51896

I take it the Easter Bnuuy kidnapped you.
Good luck! Hope you'll escape his grasp safely
No. 139547 ID: 9ea24b
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i should make it clear that in the last poke update it's two in-quest days till thing happens, not two irl days.

since i promised no time sensitive events the thing that happens doesn't change any of your plans or stop you from fighting groudon in the future. but god is it funny
No. 139548 ID: 273c18

>it's funny
Well dang now I want to wait.
No. 139595 ID: b01382

How old is paint dog?
No. 139598 ID: 9ea24b
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Smeargle is ~10 years old so not anywhere near dying. None of the pokemon you've met so far are above 20 (except for the legendaries but they don't count)

as an aside, if you'd failed the groudon fight the humans would have woken up kyogre since they just got the blue orb back and you would
have had to quell rain whale too. this is my idea of a funny joke.
No. 139602 ID: bceec2

>you would have had to quell rain whale too.
Nah, we wouldn't have needed to do anything. All we'd have to do is sit back and watch Rayquaza come and make Kyogre and Groudon stop fighting.
No. 139606 ID: 9ea24b
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i have to leave my beloved computer tomorrow for a couple days. i am defeating the no-lifer allegations for the second time in one month
No. 139608 ID: a758c7

No. 139612 ID: dee951

Wow, someone has read their Marx!
No. 139622 ID: 273c18

So, random crits aren't a thing in Nostalgia Quest, but what about moves that have increased crit chance? Are those just... weaker?
No. 139623 ID: b01382

Hey Tipplier? Have you ever considered that you, the artist himself, have been waifu'ed by strangers of the internet?
No. 139626 ID: 9ea24b
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i know mr. marx so intimately i even made a capitalist fish oc with his name

yea leaf blade is just a shittier move now

b01382 noah fence but from my studies of your posts on questden over these years i feel like you would waifu a sheet of plywood so really getting waifu'ed by you is baseline confirmation that i exist
No. 139627 ID: 273c18

I understand not wanting to simulate 20 rounds of inaccurate attacks, but what about, like, three? Giving up the instant a single Double Team comes out is silly.
No. 139628 ID: 7e479a

I know Espeon learned a psychic move specifically to help her not get knocked up, but I'm kinda hoping that there's secret rolls for a chance for her to get pregnant anyways.

Mostly because she needs to keep her concentration on that psychic move and there's always a chance that she'll lose her concentration during sex with Linoone.
No. 139633 ID: 9ea24b
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if you run the calcs all of stetson's other pokemon are dealing like 20% damage per hit to kingdra so with the chesto rest and a hyper potion on top of that it wasn't happening

you are actually so right. huge brain horny suggestor. i'll do a coin flip for it next update, tho since pokemon gestation seems to be instant it won't be onscreen
No. 139634 ID: 273c18

20% damage a hit... yeah, with Rest's Sleep status lasting 3 turns at most, even just with that Kingdra's basically unkillable. Get it down to below 60% and it will Rest, doing it again if it got hit 3 times during the Sleep, and otherwise having a safe action. Granted, it's only 5 PP. Hmm.

Ok, let's see what happens after Kingdra rests after using Double Team 6 times, using the original levels we had during the fight:

kingdra 48% damage ice beam (it can't kill in two hits, damage variance doesn't matter)
pelipper 15-18% damage shock wave
kingdra 48% damage ice beam
pelipper 15-18% damage shock wave
kingdra 48% ice beam KO, 64-70% health remaining
swap Flygon in
Flygon 52-62% Dragon Breath probably misses, can't KO
Kingdra Ice Beam guaranteed OHKO
swap Torkoal in
Kingdra 53-62% Water Gun (I assume it has that)
Torkoal Sunny Day
Kingdra 27-33% Water Gun
Torkoal 19-23% Body Slam probably misses
Kingdra Water Gun KO
swap Aggron in
Kingdra 30-36% Water Gun
Aggron 21-25% Iron Tail probably misses
Kingdra 30-36% Water Gun
Aggron 21-25% Iron Tail probably misses
Kingdra 30-36% Water Gun (56% chance to KO)
Aggron 21-25% Iron Tail probably misses if not KO'd, last potential attack

So, overall we're going to be putting out a potential of 164-196% damage, before evasion, and Kingdra can choose to Rest with high evasion so it's very safe, and the Hyper Potion will likely come out after the Dragon Breath if it hits, which means yeah the chance of victory is very low. Even if Kingdra gets unlucky and gets hit a couple times during a Rest, they can just Rest again against literally anyone but Flygon, and with 2 or 3 PP left after stalling against Pelipper to stack evasion, that's enough.

Flygon being 2 levels higher means Dragon Breath will do 56.8 - 67.2%, and Pelipper being 2 levels higher means Shock Wave is... the same. I guess rounding killed any potential damage increase.
No. 139636 ID: 273c18

Ah fuck I'm dumb, I forgot to do any simulations for Peilipper peppering Kingdra during the Double Team phase. Kingdra won't be at full hp when it starts trying to kill Pelipper, so after at least three Shock Waves, Dragon Breath has a chance to KO. 45%-51% from three Shock Waves, and Dragon Breath does 52-62%!

33% chance of victory. Unless I guess the trainer uses a Hyper Potion in response to Pelipper's fourth Shock Wave, but that's when she dies, meaning Flygon is out. Then it's an 11% chance of victory since Flygon will need to hit twice. ...when do gym leaders use potions? At half hp? Does the AI prefer to use potions instead of Rest? I'm having trouble finding useful results on a websearch. I'm wondering if the gym leader would wind up spending the second hyper potion while stalling for double team against Pelipper. That would mean it's definitely 33%.

An alternate strategy would be to swap Torkoal in first, to use Sunny Day and continue weakening Kingdra alongside Aggron, attempting to reduce it down to Dragon Breath OKHO range, then die on purpose for the free swap, but I guess the whole point of this was to see how Stetson's original strategy would turn out.
No. 139637 ID: 273c18

>45%-51% from three Shock Waves, and Dragon Breath does 52-62%!
Oh shoot, that's 97-113% (rounded down, worth noting). Not quite 33% chance to win, since we need to avoid minimum damage rolls. Close though!
No. 139638 ID: 273c18

Ah, that simulation also assumes that the final Rest stall against Pelipper only allows 1 extra hit. If it lasts longer... well, we can use Surf to miss or do less damage.

...tippler, I noticed the speed values in my calc are significantly lower than the ones in quest. Did you leave all the IVs at 31?! If that's on purpose, then level 50 Sceptile can't guarantee a OHKO. Though, I'm not sure what IVs are appropriate. I've been using 0. 31 IVs for everyone means a bit less percent damage dealt, due to HP being higher. It also means that stats are a bit more normalized-- large differences between base stats result in not so large differences in the final stats. Chansey's the biggest outlier there.
No. 139639 ID: 273c18

Ah, 31 in all IVs means level 51 Flygon doesn't get oneshot all the time from Kingdra's Ice Beam, so that would've had a 75% chance to survive and try another Dragon Breath, greatly increasing our odds of victory.
No. 139640 ID: 9ea24b
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myconid im honestly very impressed you took the extreme effort to simulate it out. i should have mentioned im using the average of the low to high damage range for all the attacks since im not doing probability on that too. i keep the ivs for all stats for all pokemon at the default max 31

at this point this is the way im doing the battles and i controlled stetson in the last fight and i wanted to be able to play more hearthstone that evening so i cut it short. flygon will survive having to spend an extra day on juan and so will you.
No. 139642 ID: 273c18

Yeah it's fine, I was half curious to see what the chances were, and half wanting to show that it wouldn't be that many extra turns to simulate the actions that had a significant impact (Pelipper's guaranteed hits and Flygon's Dragon Breath attempts). Aggron and Torkoal really are useless once evasion is high.
It wasn't *that* much effort... if I had known the IVs were left at max then it would've taken even less time.

I don't know who this myconid fellow is though. I don't use a name on questden.
No. 139651 ID: b01382

I want to cum inside Flygon.
No. 139653 ID: 273c18

Is there any in-world explanation for why gym leaders' pokemon don't level up from their battles, but challengers' do?
No. 139658 ID: e13b1d

That's a perfectly natural response to seeing a Flygon.
No. 139666 ID: e13b1d

One half of FFF comes from Five Nights obviously, but was the time loop inspired by Twelve Minutes?
No. 139668 ID: 9ea24b
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im afraid i have never played or heard of twelve minutes. my inspiration for the time loop was the usual video game meta save state

FFF will be ending soon! i am planning my next moves and it looks like i will be making some kind of fruity little lizard that does not go underground and likes bright lights
No. 139669 ID: a7a180

I'm frilled to see what he does next.
No. 139670 ID: 7ec628

Why does that design remind me of the video game character named Gex?
No. 139673 ID: e13b1d

tl;dr Twelve Minutes is about a character stuck in a time loop. The scene Mike vomiting from his grisly end at the parts machine reminded me of some of the post-death loop starts from Twelve Minutes where the character falls over in exasperation or otherwise carries over reactions from pre-loop.
No. 139676 ID: b01382

For your latest alien quest, what are you expectations for yourself and your players? Any goals you can share with us without spoiling things for everyone?

Will we get to do morally good/bad/grey things?

As a Salikai, will people try to kill us, or are we free to openly do as we please?

if we're still in hiding, would it benefit us to gather several rogue Neumono's to make a loyal cadre of followers / test subjects / friends? Cuz like, no one would ever expect any Neumono to work with, let alone befriend a Salikai. Friends with economical and health benefits?
No. 139712 ID: 7df658

Need Arkot shortstacks!
No. 139725 ID: 43279b

r u a furry
No. 139726 ID: 9ea24b
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i feel like all arkots are shortstacks by default but here is a picture of the artists interpretation of a scene arkot

by the first part of the google definition of "an enthusiast for animal characters with human characteristics, in particular a person who dresses up in costume as such a character or uses one as an avatar online.", yes, because drawing anthropomorphic animals is fun and easier than drawing humans.

by the second part, no. i don't have a fursuit or any interest in getting one. i also don't have sona. carl marks is my profile picture for most things because he's desirable in a way only i can comprehend. as you can see when i draw myself it is usually as a human caricature

in conclusion im on the spectrum of furryness. less furry than my comrade edmango and other fine questden authors and marginally more furry than the average artist.
No. 139732 ID: 2c1245

I forgot but do arkots lay eggs? Is it like another pokemon where the eggs sre like, 75% their own chest cavity?

Will green noodle dad try to convince a larger alien servant to fight our kabots?

Are the other mansion staff member hedging bets on who would win each fight?
No. 139733 ID: a7a180

Arkots do lay eggs but considering the size of their broods it's probably not that big an egg.
No. 139735 ID: 084179

Curse you and your sexy Neumonos! How could you make overalls so hot!?
No. 139738 ID: 9ea24b
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will the kabots have to fight more advanced species?
you will see once the story progresses like two tests further

are other mansion staff making bets on the fights?
the maths of betting are too much for arkots and the other staff are slowly becoming aware of the kabots, so not yet

how neumono in overalls hot?
lady big. lady mean. the neurons in your brain are built for this.

the key to hotness for me is to have a fictional woman character and then make them depressed
No. 139742 ID: 2c1245

Hot damn. You know what would be hotter?
Big lady, but sleep deprived, frustrated, and dealing with student loan debt.
No. 139846 ID: 2c1245

what inspired you to become an artist?
No. 139849 ID: 9ea24b
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mediocre early 2010s webcomics were my inciting incident. i was never that into illustration though i took one art class in high school and very much enjoyed it. all about that sequential art baby
No. 139976 ID: 8f9bc4

Uh hold on uh, why the recognition avoidance checks? Flygon never met the Elite 4, did he? Do they think he's somehow connected with the pokemon who were bullying Lanette? He did ask her about the PC system, but got shut down like a total weenie, so it didn't seem very memorable? How would they recognize him, if Lanette isn't there herself to pick out which flygon it was? Does he have a cool scar or something?
No. 139977 ID: a7a180

Word's gotten around about the human turned Flygon. And we probably act different from a normal Flygon, so... the Elite Four just have to put two and two together.
I'm curious what they're going to do about it.
No. 139984 ID: e13b1d

Rumors of a Flygon turned human are connected to the Pokemon suddenly learning how to read and spreading it to more Pokemon, and Stetson's dad who is a Hall of Famer knows about us.
No. 139986 ID: 273c18

This is all well and good but they have no direct link between Flygon and the kidnapping.

...they're going to interrogate us with a psychic pokemon aren't they.
No. 139987 ID: 8b2f3a

That would be cruel and unusual punishment.

For the Psychic type.
No. 139990 ID: 9ea24b
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pictured: me simulating 20+ turns of fights more than once (this kills the quest author)

this has been explained in quest, basically what Sgt said in reply to you. Flygon has no idea what's going on on the human side of things because he has talked to lanette exactly once so it may seem a bit out of left field but like all the head honchos talk to each other and are concerned about team friendlies and the rise of literacy. there are also pictures of you shopping and doing un-pokemon like things so there is basis for you being an anomaly. brendan has ratted on you to some extent, tho he's also protecting stetson by not saying you're with him.

>most recent update
sorry myconid, pp doesn't exist so stalling out recover pp won't work. i have also realized this which is why i am literally allowing you cheat and break out of standard battle mechanics. you can also use (c) option to tell stetson to use a damn healing item, tho he won't like it
No. 139991 ID: 9ea24b
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for the sand option, if milotic misses enough wallace will just give up, which is what has happened in other battles in the quest. otherwise milotic would live forever
No. 139992 ID: 8f9bc4


While the odds of that happening are absolutely terrible because sand attack is terrible, I still kinda want to see that
No. 139994 ID: e13b1d

The odds may be terrible. But with Sand Attack on our side, the odds are never zero. And that's important!
No. 139995 ID: 273c18

If we get only two sand attacks off (50% chance) then accuracy is 50%. Idk what the cutoff is, I'm guessing four attacks missed in a row, which would be .5^4, or 6.25% to happen immediately. After that... the enemy wins if they hit us 9 times before they miss four in a row. That's a rather difficult statistical problem so I'm not going to do it.

For the other 50%, we get three sand attacks so accuracy is 40%, and so 20% of total probability we're limited to three. .6^4 or 12.96% chance to miss four in a row immediately.

30% probability left over, four sand attacks accuracy is 33%, so 10% total probability we're limited to four. .66^4 = about 19% chance to tap out immediately.

20% probability left over, five sand attacks accuracy is 28.6%, so 5.7% chance total probability we're limited to five. .714^4 = about 26% chance to win immediately.

Overall the chance to instantly win is .5*.0625 + .2*.1296 + .1*.19 + .057*.26 = 9.1% chance for Flygon to survive. The actual chance to win by forfeit is much much higher, since on average the enemy needs to attack 18 times to get 9 hits, and the chance to miss four in a row gets pretty likely at that point.

Still, I don't want to calculate the chance, so I don't want to count on it, and I'd also rather just cheat since the mechanics are broken to begin with.
No. 140000 ID: 2c1245

If we had picked Vulpix from the start, then evolved into a Ninetales, would we had been able to get around the 30 year life span since Ninetales can live up to 1000 years?
No. 140002 ID: 273c18

Hmm, maybe we could've beaten Milotic with damage if we got enough Crunch defense downs to allow Attack moves to do more than 50%...
No. 140003 ID: 9ea24b
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there are several pokemon with pokedex entries that say they have a longer than 30 year lifespan, including absol. for simplicity's sake im saying all normal pokemon (including bug types, who logically should live for shorter) live to 30 and all Legendaries are immortal
No. 140004 ID: 273c18

The Attack moves we had access to...
Flygon: Earthquake (needs one def down to do over 50%, but Flygon gets oneshot by Ice Beam so it wouldn't have worked unless we managed three stacks of it which would've been impossible without a lucky paralyze from a different 'mon or some sand attack, and the sand attacks would either be only one stack or Flygon risks getting KO'd.)
Torkoal: Body Slam needs three def down but the same issue of getting oneshot, by Surf
Pelipper: Fly is the best Attack move, but it can't be used twice in a row to try overcoming Recover, it must be combined with something else, and Secret Power is the only other good option, but that requires FIVE stacks of def down to kill from combining the two damage sources.
Glalie: Nothing! No attack moves at all, since in gen 3 all Dark moves are special.

So yeah that wouldn't have worked unless we got absurdly lucky. Getting one def down in 3 Crunches is about a 50% chance.
Also I recently realized that Torkoal couldn't use two body slams against Milotic after Sunny Day. Just one.

So basically once Sceptile was dead the only option we had was Sand Attack.

OH!!! I found a sneaky guaranteed win. Swap in Torkoal immediately when Milotic shows up to save Aggron, then use the free swap from Torkoal's KO to put in Flygon who uses Earthquake for less than 50% and does not provoke a potion(or a recover but it doesn't matter), then free swap in Aggron to use Brick Break for the rest of Milotic's hp.
No. 140005 ID: 273c18

This strat would have also worked with Sceptile in the place of Flygon, since Leaf Blade also does almost 50%.
No. 140042 ID: 2c1245

for a second there I thought he had heart eyes.
No. 140044 ID: 9ea24b
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congratulations everyone body trans has become canon
No. 140047 ID: 273c18

Did Body remodel his form back to normal-shaped after spending some time in outer space?
No. 140048 ID: e51896

how many meteors and space debris did Body crash through during her travel in space?
No. 140049 ID: 9ea24b
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body still has the force ghost for interpersonal relations (https://tippler.itch.io/post-mortem). Saul, Mary, and Body's true forms are basically amorphous blobs in space

there was a bit of space debris getting away from earth because of old human satellites and stuff but Body didn't have to go far before getting scooped up
No. 140076 ID: 2c1245

>posts plump and breedable cat monster

No. 140083 ID: 48c015
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It's okay, fam. I've gotchu!
No. 140084 ID: 48c015
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Oh lawd, she is giving birth!
No. 140085 ID: 48c015
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No. 140086 ID: 48c015
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It's a blob!

Such wondrous miracle!
No. 140525 ID: 9ea24b
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Have you ever stayed up late at night wondering what happened to the This isn't working crew? Do you weep knowing that Rhine never got closure in thread 3? Is your name Silly Zealot?

well you're in luck because i just made a 40 page comic epilogue that you can find here: https://tippler.itch.io/this-isnt-workingcomic

there is a lot of speedran porn because part of the creation process was asking all the patrons what kinks they'd like to see
No. 140558 ID: 918cdb

Folks there have some questionable ways of organizing charitis, but overall the ending to this saga was surprisinsingly positive.
No deaths! And barely any screaming!

Thank you for giving your weirdly endearing brainchildren a proper sendoff!
No. 140742 ID: 2f7f6e

since the Pokemon Colosseum games are gen 3, does that mean Orre's an available location in Nostaliga Quest?

...hopefully no one has a snag machine
No. 140744 ID: 9ea24b
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hello comrade, this is a fine question that i answered many moons ago here: >>138862

tldr i never played the poke colleseum games so you could say i don't have nostalgia for them

thank you for giving an excuse for me to post a comic summarizing how i deal with everything in my life
No. 140805 ID: 273c18

Tippler it seems like you're just ignoring what people want to talk to Latios about and are cherrypicking bits and pieces out of suggestions to make him angry.
No. 140809 ID: 9ea24b
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my dear sweet myconid, i've missed you terribly, or i guess that's what i'd say if you were him. everyday i weep that i am separated by my greatest love. my biggest fan...one day i'll have to finish catalyst in the most egregious way just to get him to come back.

latios, latias, and deoxys are not currently your pals. any of them would have shoved stetson if they had been randomly selected to do so and latios was actively looking for an excuse to get rid of you in the most recent update.

if you had sought out latios and latias to befriend before the plan to catch deoxys, things would be different now. i think at one point someone had the idea to get latios or latias to volunteer to be caught by stetson, but in the end people went with the faster option of masterballing deoxys, thus the current animosity from those three.

(pictured, the yuri quest AU where Apple suggests reign supreme)
No. 140810 ID: 273c18

You fucking jackass that's not what I was complaining about. Yes, Latios is not our friend. The problem is you aren't using our suggestions you're just picking them apart to fuel the fire, to make things more difficult for no reason. You don't want us to get what we want, even though we're barely asking for anything.
No. 140811 ID: 273c18

Oh and I guess other people are going to be like "why are you so hostile" so let me spell it out:
Tippler is being patronizing, while sidestepping the issue I brought up.
No. 140812 ID: 273c18

You know, I kinda get why you're being like this. This is the last thread, so there should be some sort of significant closing moment like the resolution of a significant conflict, but there's no more plot threads left to tie up except for our disagreement with the legendaries. So from a writer's perspective it's a good idea to make that into the significant conflict, right? Not something that can be resolved easily?

Except, in the process of doing this you're casting the legendaries as bullies with basically no empathy at all for humans, and Latios is weirdly bad at mind-reading*** if that last update is supposed to be taken seriously and not the quest author version of "Nuh uh I throw up a forcefield so your attack doesn't work".
If they generally dislike humans then that would imply bad history with humans, which would imply they know humans are a THREAT. If they know that then they know escalating the situation (by, for instance, almost killing a child) is a terrible idea. The conflict doesn't make any rational sense, even disregarding the credit card thing.

***:(by only reading bits and pieces and assuming the worst instead of, you know, mind-reading a bit more to see if it's that bad... or not assuming the worst because after living so long and reading so many thoughts he would know that people don't act on all their thoughts and people generally want to do the right thing)
IMO psychic types should be generally friendly towards humans, because by being exposed to their unfiltered minds they would be able to see the clear parallels between the minds of humans and the minds of pokemon.
No. 140813 ID: 273c18

Oh right, I should probably ask this here too:
Is there a reason behind blocking all my attempts at fixing/preventing the PC glitch? I have brought up several methods of doing so and none of them were directly addressed in-quest aside from the last comment which was basically "it's not a perfect solution". The goal is to prevent what happened to Gengar from happening to other pokemon. That's it. I don't care about the implication of legendaries being entirely immune to the stasis, because it's clear that they can handle themselves.

I don't agree with pokemon being put in stasis but that is a SEPARATE ISSUE, do you understand?
No. 140815 ID: a7a180

The PC glitch is a nonissue as long as legendaries remain out of the PC box (which they strongly insist on) and no Pokemon are stored in adjacent slots to them. It's already solved. And that's aside from the fact that we already passed a decision gate months ago that put the kibosh to meddling with the PC system.
No. 140816 ID: 273c18

I wasn't aware of the adjacency requirement. Got a link to that?

The decision gate revolved around whether or not to use the PC information to rebel against the humans, not whether to use the PC information at all. The latter case was proved possible when we were able to talk to Lanette about it.
No. 140817 ID: 273c18

Also, since there were no patches after Gengar's incident, that means the problem is not solved and could happen again.
No. 140819 ID: 273c18

Well I guess I don't know if legendaries got more aggressive about keeping eachother out of pokeballs after that...

Ok, I did a quick ctrl+f and found this post
but it's stated as a "theory". Do we have any confirmation of that detail?
No. 140821 ID: f3171e

I understand getting so invested you take things personally, but you gotta chill.

The reason Latios cherry picked thoughts was explained already: he was looking for an excuse to get mad and end the conversation, so of course he's going to use our suggesters' worst intrusive thoughts as an excuse. The answer isn't to get mad, it's to watch our wording and kibosh intrusive thoughts by voting them down. To use discipline as if we were dealing with a literal mind reader, which we are.

The choice was made to take the easy route with the Masterball a long time ago instead of trying to befriend Deoxys before catching him, in hypocrisy to the things we've claimed to be striving for. This is the consequences of our actions.
No. 140822 ID: 273c18

>The choice was made to take the easy route with the Masterball a long time ago instead of trying to befriend Deoxys before catching him, in hypocrisy to the things we've claimed to be striving for.
You might want to think about that a bit more. We're not trying to get trainers to befriend wild pokemon before capturing them, we're trying to get them to treat their captured pokemon better. We made zero effort to prevent Deoxys from being set free, and an attempt was made at getting them to socialize. That's in line with our stated goals.
No. 140955 ID: 273c18

Regarding the Vaporeon situation:

Well personally I think the main problem with this situation is we don't know exactly what the trainer is planning to do about Vaporeon. The fact that she did anything at all at least means she is at least willing to do something for the sake of appearances, which is probably the best we can do at the moment for the more stubborn trainers.
Secondly, mistreatment like this is happening all over the place. Attempting a direct personal intervention will mean we are likely to be seen as truly stepping outside the bounds of the law instead of just associating ourselves with pokemon that do. That reputation will make it much more difficult to do any of the social outreach or negotiation with human authorities, which means less overall prevention of mistreatment.
Even if talking to Flareon results in more bad news, within the bounds of the law all we can do is try to talk to her again, and she's the kind of person apparently who will complain about harassment to the authorities so that's a brick wall. That's my reasoning anyway. We will find more opportunities to engage directly with misbehaving trainers in the future; those who are earnestly willing to listen are the best case scenario.
No. 141032 ID: 2c1245

No. 141168 ID: dd3fe0

....Were you going to let me know I was getting names conflated? I feel like an idiot.
No. 141171 ID: f3171e

It was such an in character thought for us I never considered you might be confused.
No. 141176 ID: 9ea24b
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i also thought it was in character, and the suggestion never used any specific character names so i had no way of knowing.

don't worry though, it could have a sizeable impact on Steven's impression of you and that's why i put it as an option in the most recent choice

pokemon quest should finish up in a week! im extremely excited. i have promised to finish this short vis novel game im working on (mc pictured) and then i'll start my next bigger quest series which will be as graphically violent as i can stomach
No. 141184 ID: 462d8c

> as graphically violent as i can stomach
This frightens me
No. 141186 ID: c4526f

I am intrigued and wish to know more of this VN
No. 141190 ID: 9ea24b
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it'll have to follow the constraints of suiting the world/setting, so while it'll be gore for gore's sake it'll be within reason(?). at the very least there won't be any sexual violence or any sex at all.

short visual novel will be short, made in renpy, and have fairy waifus. i have like three themes in all media i create so it'll have those three themes. it is all ages but incidentally it's set in the same setting as edgy quest so it's been a good exercise in planning the magic system out a bit beforehand.
No. 141192 ID: 2c1245

who was your most submissive and breedable character?
No. 141196 ID: 273c18

Got caught up after taking a break, looks like we passed up smooching Vaporeon like three or four times??? What is even happening.
No. 141197 ID: dd3fe0


We've been busy!! There's lots of stuff to do!
No. 141223 ID: 9ea24b
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feel free to ask questions about nostalgia quest since it is over and i can dish all of my opinions and secrets. in the meantime i will be grinding fairy lore so i can finish game hopefully within a week
No. 141224 ID: e139aa

> I can finally kill
god ain't that ever a mood
No. 141225 ID: dd3fe0


Did we miss out on some sort of really big plotline that would've furthered our goals?
No. 141226 ID: b6ec4d

I'm feeling the Q&A spirit, so here are some questions for ya:

What is your favorite Pokemon from a later gen that you would have liked an excuse to draw if not for the gen 3 cap?

Who was personally your favorite 'mon to write for?

Do you think the Friendlies get up to anything else interesting down the line? Maybe some grand heists or other big plays to try and change society?

Do you ever wish the audience had picked a different Pokemon for the protagonist to become, or were there any you are incredibly happy not to have been stuck with?

If we were doing Nuzlock rules and you HAD to nickname all your Pokemon, what would you go with? (You can just stick to the most important ones, say Flygon, Smeargle, and Gengar)?
No. 141227 ID: b8122b

Thank you for running the quest!
What kind of obstacles would there have been if the more violent revolution route was chosen?
No. 141228 ID: 9ea24b
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from nostalgia, definitely vaporeon by default. i spent a unmerited amount of time thinking about what submissive constitutes outside of an intimate relationship or a bdsm setting but she still counts as submissive because she does what vania says.

do that mean all captured pokemon are submissive? do we live in a society? i cannot answer these questions.

For the peaceful route naw, I didn't think of anything super different outside of the ideas brainstormed by the suggestors.
No. 141229 ID: 9ea24b
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>Favorite poke from later gens
Chi-yu from scarlet violet because pretty fish and also a very good mon.

>favorite mon to write
Gengar. i like large fruity bastards in fiction

>Do the friendlies get up to anything interesting after the end of the quest?
they keep doing their usual rescue team activities. the members you recruited for the school would help with that

>do i wish flygon had been a different pokemon?
that evolutionary line is about on the cusp of being a little too complicated for my liking since i am very lazy. otherwise i didn't have any problems with it.

>pokemon nicknames off the top of my head
Flygon: Golf
Smeargle: Brush
Gengar: Big Momma
No. 141230 ID: 9ea24b
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>violent revolution, what would it have been like?
here was my vague gameplan:

1. tell friendlies about the PC glitch

2. recruit a legendary out of deoxys latios or latias

3. decide how to make your demands whether by holding lanette hostage or storing a legendary to mess up the pc, or something else

4. shit hits the fan and the league, scott, and steven tell tracy to put smeargle in her ball, stetson to put you in your ball, and/or catch your friends to hold counter hostage.

5. ???

6. you come out on top because you have the numbers advantage and superpowers, but at varying levels of cost

it was alluded to in the first thread that pokemon can actually get permanently injured and die if they keep getting hit after they've fainted, so death was on the table.

humans could also be killed by getting out of badge range and dropping a sufficiently deadly object, say, a rock, on them. i doubt people would have been into that though
No. 141242 ID: d7a0b0

What's with the sexy bug ladies?

Is it for a new quest you're planning or are they for a quest that already exists?
No. 141243 ID: 9ea24b
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if you read back a couple tippler messages i mention i am working on a short VN game with fairy waifus and also creatures that occupies the same setting as next quest, which will be grimdark edge and will start once i finish game.

i only have 3 scenes left of game write and i have all the logic figured so hopefully i can bang it out in ren py pretty quick and get it playtested by an unlucky patron and ready on itch by next tuesday
No. 141246 ID: dd3fe0

How many more concessions could we have gotten in the nonviolent route had we played perfectly?
No. 141247 ID: f3171e

Grimdark bugs is a vibe.
No. 141251 ID: 9ea24b
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It is not at all edgy. Please play it would make me pleased and also give you context for the edgy quest i am starting tomorrow
No. 141255 ID: e139aa

That was nice, I enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing.
No. 141267 ID: b8122b

I second that. The VN was lovely, and the protagonist felt very suggestor-driven haha. Will the characters also appear in the quest?
No. 141269 ID: dd3fe0

I'm curious about the Pokemon Rights stuff that happen after the end of the Pokemon quest, any thoughts on that? Like years later and such?
No. 141270 ID: 9ea24b
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for the pacifist route you could have gotten another minor legal concession if you hadn't tried to resolve the vania vaporeon situation, which is a short term/long term hand off since none of the long term impact of the legal stuff can really be shown in quest.

honestly from my point of view it was pretty ideal, being friends with unethical rich people like scott is worth it because money and helping vaporeon was a good thing to do because preventing exploitation.

the quest is over and it's up to you to interpret what would happen to flygon and his work for pokemon rights years in the future based on the info in the quest.

sadly no, the events occurring in quest have little to do with
rural forest fairy politics. only character with overlap is mysterious red guy on horse. thanks for playing the game!
No. 141293 ID: f3171e

So, were Pliny's traits determined by the things we threw in the well? If we hadn't dumped corpses in, would Pliny lack their toxic oozy qualities?
No. 141295 ID: 9ea24b
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yes, the character creation was inside us all along
No. 141296 ID: f3171e

That's pretty neat! I guess the orc's paintbrush is why Pliny came out so vain. Did the wishes have any influence, or just the things tossed in?
No. 141401 ID: 9ea24b
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this may have already become clear but wishes were based on the characters making them, and pliny is going to encounter the ones that are still alive so they'll influence the story in their unique way
No. 141414 ID: f3171e

I love our perfect gross rotten century-egg cinnamon bun.
No. 141492 ID: 9ea24b
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the patrons are already coming to grips with this terrifying revelation but 2024 is when i will become completely unmarketable by only drawing hotted boobs ironically or when under existing contract.

i think it is pretty evident that my default state is drawing my fictional women without feminine traits so this is barely a change. thanks to everyone who's reading worm quest so far! im having a good time with the different art style and slower pacing
No. 141694 ID: 273c18

I'm disappointed we didn't get to see Pliny use a pile of corpses as a protective shell like Legion from castlevania.
No. 142176 ID: ded463
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No. 142180 ID: 9ea24b
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thank you for this beautiful creation and being the last regular suggestor on worm quest. your strength is unmatched

now that my discussion thread is bumped I can use this as an excuse to dump infinite oc art that i can't post in fanart
No. 142181 ID: 9ea24b
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lesbian au origin art
No. 142182 ID: 9ea24b
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evelyn pog
No. 142183 ID: 9ea24b
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body depression also pog
No. 142184 ID: 36af9c

Sometimes I feel self-conscious my influence steered things in a direction the other suggesters didn't like, but if Jam dangerous why friend shaped.

Alas, poor Icher. Her winning smile and my nightmare monster fetish were not enough to overcome the crime of being mean to Pliny.
No. 142191 ID: 9ea24b
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it is okay to have a suggesting agenda. i also think icher is the ideal man. jam is of comparable morality
No. 142216 ID: 28f26c
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Was listening to some music and found his song.
Actual fanart this time
I might not be a very good influence
I may in fact be a bad influence
No. 142219 ID: d93742
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I felt a momentary inspiration to try making portraits for some of the wishmakers in the style of Disco Elysium skill portraits. I don't know if I have the skill or patience to tackle all of these, but I felt a particular inspiration for this one.

A Lonely Friend - the wishmaker posted by Poltergeist Ethanoic Acid
Always reaching out for anyone willing to reach back. The first person to help him by pulling him out of the well will be his friend.
A corpse lay at the bottom of a dark pit, wisps of smoke trailing from its mouth. A hand reaches up towards light. The opening of a well.
A bucket is a hand, and a smile. Silhouetted wooden posts are eyes. The light is a worm.

No. 142220 ID: d93742
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art naif - wishmaker posted by 443b73
A dream cast into the water. To create beauty from the rough canvas of life. May it prosper and touch the hearts of those who see it.
A paintbrush floats in rippling water, reflecting a dream in the hues of paint that meld with mud and scum.
The ferrule is like a wick left ablaze, defiant of the damp, leaking ghosts of worms. They art yet naive.

No. 142221 ID: d720d5
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Paradox Born - wishmaker posted by kome
Growing and bustling, decaying and crumbling.
Can a thing live, which is allergic to itself?
A worm melts into a city, or a city melts into a worm. On one side the city rises. On the other it falls to ruin. One must imagine the worm happy.
No. 142222 ID: d720d5
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Stitches - wishmaker posted by 273c18
Remember, snitches get stitches.
A worm moves past swiftly, blurring the smoke. It shushes you, and smiles conspiratorially. "This will be our little secret." A knife behind its back, still dripping.
Below, a skeletal corpse.

No. 142225 ID: d720d5
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Some of the details and the nameplate shade felt off anyways. I'll just repost it.

Community Chest - wishmaker posted by Silly Zealot
Ill-gotten gains hoarded selfishly are poison upon the soul. They wished to begin again. It is a wish many share.
Presiding serenely over an old scarred chest, a worm shares with all the needy, broken and wretched who reach out.
At the core of the battered and stained chest, a heart shines, unlocked and open.

No. 142226 ID: d720d5
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Gilded Vanitas - wishmaker posted by 53b46b
All that gleams must surely be adored.
Hands reach in from either side, mouths agape like worms. They vomit generously and consume greedily, as coins dance between them.
No. 142228 ID: d720d5
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Silent Night - wishmaker posted by Donut
So much light and noise above. It is comfortable in the dark. Rest while you can find it.
At the bottom of a well, a spirit slumbers. A worm enveloped in itself, a tail of dreamless sleep shutting out above.
On the other side, an opening looms. A gaping maw. Beyond it are war and nightmares.

No. 142231 ID: d720d5
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Cockroach Soldier - wishmaker posted by Sgt
The past is dead. Stab. Run. Burn. Cheat. Flee. Whatever it takes to see tomorrow.
A crumpled coin, stabbed through by a blade. Legs and antennae twitch with hints of life. Its burnished hide is covered in pockmarks, dead bodies left behind in the better part of valor.
Like hydras, worms sprout from the corpse. Their decapitated heads gnaw at threats real and imagined.

No. 142232 ID: d720d5
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This time with no spelling errors.

The City Wyrm - wishmaker posted by a7a180
She wishes to be taller. Bigger. Stronger. Build up. Until nothing can touch you.
A tiny worm looks up at a beast with dragon horns. Its flesh is a wall, ramparts tall and broad. Smoke rises from chimneys. Inside the wall are homes. People. Children play. They mill grain in giant flowers that spin. This is good.
No. 142233 ID: d720d5
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Everybody's here.

Sandwich - wishmaker posted by Nalthar
"I turned myself into a sandwich, Jam! I'm Sandwich Pliny!"
". . ."
"Climb in and we can be a Jam sandwich!"
No. 142234 ID: 9ea24b
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this and all the art below are tremendous! i like your interpretation of all of the wishers.

you have inspired me to make my own tremendous meme
No. 142235 ID: ce3564

Warse tits, Pliny. They harden in response to trauma.
No. 142237 ID: 5ebd37

No. 142238 ID: b709fb

I'm sorry but not sorry I couldn't get Jam sandwich out of my head.
No. 142239 ID: 273c18

Oh Fresh Meat 2 ended. Just about how I expected it to. Those who voted to try to turn the war spirit into a friend were incredibly foolish. I'm guessing they didn't play the related game, because its major theme was that trying to fight against the true nature of things will only result in calamitous failure.
No. 142240 ID: df60a9

I still think we made almost the best possible choices for Pliny the spirit, in the long term. And there were not a lot of good outcomes I could see on the horizon. I'll explain where I saw each route going, and where I suspect they may go in the future if we ever get a part 3.

As soon as Jor started talking about Geoun's king and religion, I had a feeling that Geoun Route would be a really rough route in a very different way.
Best case scenario, working against the corrupt institution from the inside to try and improve things through incremental change- we did that route in Pokemon Quest already and that was a much less crapsack world.
Or, living underground as a cult leader always on the edge of being purged. And let's be real, we as a collective consciousness and Pliny as the individual she grew into did not have the focus and frame of mind to maintain cult secrecy forever.
Worst case scenario, purged immediately after Pliny stops being a useful buffer against Vishelt.
I feel vilified in not going the Geoun Route after the townsfolk looked away from Pliny being murdered in the street, because if they're not going to spare that much effort, I was confident there was no world in which we were going to get the town to go to bat for The Other, Pliny, against the entire Geoun army and inquisition.

That's Geoun Route out.
Solo Route, going to bat against both sides outright? That's just the Suicide Route with extra steps.

That leaves the Vishelt Route, befriending the Commander; or the Jam Route, swaying Jam to us and making a swing from Vishelt Route to Solo Route much less impossible in the future.
Now, the other side of Pokemon Quest was the revolution route, the burn it all down fuck the world and build again on the ashes route. And I think that's the route the Commander was in the middle of undertaking. Either that or he was just an ambitious tyrant.
So, is Vishelt Route good for the world or in any way moral? No. Absolutely not, they have warcrimed all over the place continually. I foresee the end point of their goals as leading to a lawless anarchy or a brutal dictatorship.
Is this good for Pliny, who is a spirit who is at least in part composed of elements of war, rot and ruin? Absolutely.
That just leaves the wild card of the Commander, who we still haven't spoken to and know only through Telarin's vague lukewarm explanations. Would the Commander betray and kill Icher/Jam at the end of the campaign? With nothing more to conquer, a war spirit is just a liability, especially Jam who is far more emotional than Icher. Would the Commander be less likely to betray Pliny, who is open to negotiation, is easily swayed by the slightest hint of friendship, and who also has properties of war and ruin but is capable of functioning within society during peacetime? Maybe.
So, Vishelt Route was a maybe for me. Be the tyrant dictator's pet spirit or fuck off back to our city when the world is an anarchic wasteland and build something new ourselves.

Then there's the Jam Route. Icher Route was there, but Icher had the misfortune of being the arc 1 villain while Jam was a newborn spirit that we in a way helped create and shape. That immediately put into peoples' minds hope, attachment, wondering if maybe Pliny could have a friend who she could snuggle without giving them 20 terrible diseases. Also the toxic love friendship story between two weird eldritch spirits was more interesting as a story idea than schmoozing with mortal kings and generals, be it ending in heartwarming or tragedy. Issue is, a lot of us were in the mindset that we can and should 'fix him' and make him behave contrary to his nature. I agree with you on that, that was a major misstep. There's no 'fixing' Jam, he is what he is. Pliny has a little bit of war in her too, but she also has other things, and that roundedness disarmed a lot of us.
I fell into a very similar pitfall to everyone else, of getting too attached to him and letting my guard down, mortal human that I am. We approached Jam and Pliny like a mortal relationship.
I think we had almost the best Jam route, until we backpedaled at the last moment and lost his respect and trust. He was listening to Pliny, exercising restraint, openly asking for advice and ideas, but we went and shoved thumbs into the big raw spot we ourselves made when we gave him severe attachment issues from birth and then made him imprint on Pliny.
Key difference between Vishelt Route and Jam Route would be that we allied with them through Jam, not the Commander. And if the Commander ever pulled a 'you have outlived your usefulness' on Jam after defeating Geoun, we would be in a position to swoop in and fight him together. Then the entire anarchic wasteland of ruin and despair would be Pliny and Jam's land of milk and honey.
Morally reprehensible? Yes. Would Pliny finally have real companionship and a comfortable future accepting her true nature as a spirit? Maybe.

So in the end, Vishelt Route and Jam Route were both viable options for me but I thought Jam was more handsome and enjoyed looking at his scrunkly expressions.

However if angels and god really do exist and Geoun is right and has them on its side that's all out the window and the best ending was the Go Back to Sleep Route at the very start.
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