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99721 No. 99721 ID: fba208

Somebody suggested that I make a thread here, so here it is. Feel free to chat about TT
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No. 100878 ID: fba208
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Hey guys, just wanted to give you an update. Progress on the next chapter is coming along well. I'm working on designing characters, locations, and story for Tier 2. There will be a brief intermission before hand, and then we'll cut to chapter 2.

Since I don't have anything that I want to show you yet, I've decided to post my original sketches for the main characters. These were the only times I've drawn them before the quest began, so it's not all that great. This one's Ann. She had a different power initially.
No. 100879 ID: fba208
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Here's Gina. Unlike Ann, she actually didn't change all that much. I had a much easier time visualizing her.
No. 100880 ID: fba208
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Finally, here's Logan. Originally, he actually would have stitches on his mouth. I decided that that detail didn't mesh well with everything else, and traded the stitches for scars. You may be wondering, "Why does he have scars on his mouth?" There's a perfectly good explanation for that, and I urge you all to guess in this thread. If you're right, then I'll grant you permission to say 'told you so' to anyone who held an opposing theory.
No. 100881 ID: fba208
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Finally, we have Mr. Pepper. I actually didn't draw this until right before he showed up in the quest. That's why this one looks more accurate than any other. I love the way his hair came out. It's so easy to draw. Unlike Gina. Fucking Gina, with her many different strands of hair going all over the place. Fucking touch up each individual piece because you can't just fill it in with color. If I have one regret so far, it would be that.

Or maybe it would be that one scene where I needed to draw a car. Fuck you car. It was just supposed to be a quick transition. I'm not googling cars to try an make that shit look good.
No. 100882 ID: 9f3729

Someone already posted a guess that it was scars from the loud tearing his lips apart
No. 100906 ID: 2f5847

It's actually not hard to imagine Ann's Dad buying a bulging, unsightly car. He'd bring up the gas mileage, and what a deal he got on it.

No. 100916 ID: fba208


That sounds convenient enough to be canon.
No. 101050 ID: 93244f

It might be possible perhaps that Logan did it to themselves in an attempt to "warn people", in a way, about Logan's power, as in to have people think they can't or shouldn't speak. Just a wild guess.
No. 101309 ID: fba208
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Welcome back.

No. 101353 ID: 79a07e

Okay, prep time's over with, time to srs the fuck up, voices.
No. 101360 ID: 2f5847
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Does Gina's family have any prior experience with portals?

Maybe Grandma took a trip to Greyhawk a long time ago?
Asking 'cause of… well, no reason.
No. 102062 ID: fba208
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New update on the way! I've just gotta finish coloring this thing.
No. 102356 ID: 79a07e

Wonder what we should focus on come tomorrow. I figure getting a lay of the land personally, and maybe seeing what we need to do to get a job. Nothing long term, just something keep our stomachs fed and our ears to the ground.
No. 102729 ID: 79a07e

I like Gina. I want to be friends with her. Dunno why, she just seems interesting.
No. 103290 ID: 094652

Strange bullets.

Does the water shot fire compressed water pellets that explode into a small shower?

What's in those sleep darts? Are they rubber-tipped?

Does Logan realize that the Gust Shot looks like a hollow-point round?
No. 103291 ID: 9876c4

My guess is that there's a chemical in the water shot that pulls humidity out of the air and converts it.

If the sleep dart works anything like a veterinary one, it needs a needle to hit the bloodstream to have any effect. All bets are off if you shoot something 100 pounds off the mark, too.
No. 103719 ID: ef9188
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(Sorry to spring this on you all so suddenly, but I'll be away for this week. Updates will continue on the following week, where I promise to try my best to get as much out as possible. I know that I just went away, but please bare with me. This should be the last major hangup for a long while. Until then, here are three questions that I'd like to make you think about:

#1: What is the secret to Ann's power?
#2: What is the witch's motivation for destroying Earth?
#3: Is Polo hiding something?

Why not talk about these here in the Top Tier Discussion Thread? Maybe you'll figure something out with conversation.)
No. 103720 ID: 3fa052

Ann's book might have more information than we realize, but I'm not sure why she was given a pen that does not permanently write. Maybe it connects to other books, but few people might have this power so we don't get a sign until a few more tiers.

Biggest reasonable dick move motive I can think of for destroying Earth is that it opens a NEW portal to a NEW tier. Basically, the witch can only expand her empire to seven different tiers at any time, and she thinks Earth is too infested with EVERYTHING for her tastes. She could steal uranium, blueprints, and genetic samples and then blow the whole place up.

As for the prophecy, maybe the witch's surveillance latched onto the prophet, and he accidentally witnessed her battle simulations on raiding Earth for resources and then nuking it.

Polo's just too NICE. They're making visitors feel REAL comfy for two weeks. Then they slap the irons on or something.
No. 103721 ID: 3abd97
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>#3: Is Polo hiding something?
I'm going to have to go with "yes, of course", here.
No. 103736 ID: 9876c4

So what happens if someone else writes in Ann's book?
Like, say, if she got an autograph?

Alternately, what happens if Ann writes an absolute lie?
No. 103750 ID: e984de

Everyone's been focusing on the book. I want to know about that pen. Is it also indestructible? Does it have infinite ink or does it open up like a regular ballpoint?

... This is an absurd idea but what if she fired it out of her revolver? Being indestructible (if it is) should make it a pretty good projectile right? I mean normal bullets get smashed up all the time, that shit would be armor piercing.
No. 103752 ID: 9876c4

The issue there is that propellent is designed to shoot a range of weights of projectile, without shaking the gun to pieces. Here's my math so far.

Ann's gun is likely a .357, about the maximum a girl her size could use well, shooting 180 grain FMJs and capsule rounds.

1 grain= 1/7000 of a pound 180/7000=0.0257lbs
A ballpoint pen is <6 grams 1 gram= .0022 lbs x6 .0132lbs.

Surprisingly, Ann's pen is likely lighter than a .357 magnum, and could be fired by the propellent of one.
All you'd have to do is get around the diameter, and ballistics problems, and you could, uh, have the properties of an unsharpened crossbow bolt for one minute.
No. 103754 ID: 398fe1

...the pen is mightier than the sword.
No. 103757 ID: e984de

An infinitely hard crossbow bolt at bullet speeds. Sounds good to me.
No. 103760 ID: 9876c4

Diameter is still a potential issue. A slimline office pen would probably fit in a .357's bore, while a gel roller or sharpie wouldn't.

This COULD be possible, but I don't think it's probably the optimal use of Ann's power.
No. 104153 ID: 52ba1d

Hey guys! Just wanted to say that I'm not dead. The next update is on the way. It's just taking longer than a normal post. The reasons why are simple:

1: It's two posts being made at once.

2: I have to draw more characters than I have in any other post yet.

This is why it's not here yet. The longest it should take for the post to come out is late Tuesday, but I'll try to have it out by then. Thank you for following, and I hope that I have something worth showing you soon!
No. 104223 ID: 52ba1d
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I'm late. Sorry...

Coloring ended up being more of a hassle than I expected. Luckily, I can honestly say that I'm almost done. I'll finish it up in the afternoon tomorrow, and make the post.


Unless something comes up. Basically, just expect it soon.
No. 104248 ID: 52ba1d

No. 104249 ID: 9876c4

Ganbatte kudasai
No. 106026 ID: 7b412a


That transition is really cool!
No. 106635 ID: 2fd094

Hey, just a quick warning. The next update may be slightly delayed. Not because I won't be working on it, but because of the artwork. The drawing that I'm aiming for is a bit... difficult. To make it possible, I'm rendering the city of Towne in Blender 3D. Keep in mind, that this is something that I have never done before; and suddenly the reason to my delay becomes clear.

Now, I may be totally wrong. There may be no delay at all, and the update might just come out at a reasonable time. I'm just giving you some heads up, just in case.
No. 107618 ID: 2fd094

Sorry that the next update's been slow. My computer had a few issues, and I ended up losing two days of progress. Good news is, I ended up designing a better pic than what I had at first. If nothing else goes wrong, it should be done by Friday. I'm holding myself to that. Friday, at latest. (Please note, 1 a.m Saturday morning counts as Friday if I haven't gone to sleep.)
No. 107692 ID: 2fd094

Alright! Next update is live. Get ready to tell me just how little I know about science.

(Seriously, let me know if I'm talking out of my ass with the science. I strive for somewhat realistic techno-babble, so the corrections are appreciated.)
No. 107712 ID: 5b93d3

Doing pretty good so far: batteries (or any portable power source) are the number one barrier to powered exoskeletons today: the actual motors, load cells, etc, have been ready for years (e.g. Sarcos' XOS2), you just need to be tethered to a power source to use it. If logan has solved that problem he has the key ingredient for a powered suit.

On the exoskeleton design: ideally you want any points of contact/load bearing to be directly attached to the frame, to avoid loading the squishy human bits that will always be the first point of failure. For Logan's suit, he'd be best sticking to palm-strikes and completely avoiding punches.

Not aware of any alloys noticeable strengthened by Platinum for use in room-temperature conditions, but I;m not a metallurgist.
No. 107716 ID: 9876c4

Platinum is useful for electronics and computers because it provides some shielding while speeding catalytic reactions.

Same reason it's so valuable in the Mass Effect universe.
No. 108815 ID: 2fd094
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This is the doofiest thing I've ever drawn. I love it. This is the result of years of drawing people.
No. 108826 ID: 9876c4

Pretty doofy.
And highly amusing.
No. 109693 ID: 2fd094
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Hey guys! Sorry that the next update has been taking so long. I've been a bit preoccupied with an important test. However! The test has been slain, thus allowing me to return my focus to my craft. Expect a small update soon, and a larger one sometime after (the 2nd update will be a bit trickier, so it may take longer).

See you soon with some more content!

On an unrelated note, I really like how this guy came out. He's probably not going to have any important role in Top Tier, but I thought he looked kind of cool so I'm attaching him to this update.

No. 110591 ID: 2fd094

Alright, break time over! Update on the way. Expect it in a few days.
No. 110728 ID: 2fd094


...Nevermind! Computer drama instead! Thanks, hard drive!

...Look, these breaks are as annoying to me as they are to you, okay?
No. 110795 ID: 2fd094
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No. 114755 ID: e681e3

Hey guys! The next update is going to take a while. I need some time to make sure I have all thirty characters designed, as well as a few of Prattford's men. Expect like an extra week or two of delay. Maybe three. I'm doing a shot that'll rival the diner scene. Time will tell.
No. 114831 ID: 9dc26d

Oh my god you're doing reference sheets for all of them? Good luck man.
No. 116066 ID: e681e3

UPDATE: Three weeks was a laughably impossible goal. Not because of the quantity of the task, but because school was starting at around the time I made that claim. I, the fool, shall try to make a second claim, now with an understanding of my adjusted schedule.

I'm going to try to get this thing done by October 20th. After that, updates should return to being consistently somewhat weekly. While I'm at it, I may participate in whatever Halloween event goes on here. I won't let it distract me, but It'll be a nice break from the current project
No. 116218 ID: 72a4bf

Good luck!
No. 117253 ID: e681e3

The key word was, 'try'.

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

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

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

That's quite the update, though.

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

so when next cna we expect a update?
No. 137404 ID: 952bfe

its dead jim
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