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In Progress Catacombs of Codexia

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by MercantileInterest, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. baud Arbiter

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  2. Dayyālu Arcane

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    No other option but the Slaneeshi option.
     
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  3. ItsChon Resident Zoomer Patron

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  4. hello friend Arcane

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  5. Storyfag Arcane Patron

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    [​IMG]

    :bounce::bounce::bounce:
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  6. hello friend Arcane

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  7. Usury Arcane

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    [​IMG] Ah, that's better. I can move freely now.

    [​IMG] What do you seek?

    [​IMG] Who are you? Explain this place!

    [​IMG] This is choice. I am the god of this realm. I am the prince of possibility and I am a generous master. Behold what selection I offer unto you!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] I can have them?

    [​IMG] You may pick one.

    [​IMG] Should pick a good one then. Let's see... should be conscious of the weapon's weight.

    [​IMG] Weight has no meaning here, as it depends on stamina, which is entirely relative.

    [​IMG] Sharpness then.

    [​IMG] While there is small distinction between the quality of weapons, this is entirely overshadowed by the bearer's weapon skill.

    [​IMG] So you're offering an endless array of choices but none of them have any tangible effect upon gameplay?

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    [​IMG] Here your essence will remain for eternity, unable to escape the unbounded infinity which is my essence, for that which is without form cannot be contained and that which is not contained cannot be measured. Embrace madness as madness embraces you!

    [​IMG] Sounds bad. Any way out?

    [​IMG] Only by speaking my true name, which is unknowable, can one be released from my bonds. No one has ever done this.

    [​IMG] Todhu-Ward

    [​IMG] What?

    [​IMG] That's your name. Todhu-Ward.

    [​IMG] How can you know this? You must have cheated!

    [​IMG] Just a lucky guess.

    [​IMG] The odds against such a probability are immeasurable!

    [​IMG] The odds of guessing are within the realm of possibility.

    [​IMG] Seems gimmicky.

    [​IMG] Doesn't matter. I guessed. Now you have to let me out. No take-backs.

    [​IMG] Well... I... fine! But, wait! Before you go, I would beg but one small task from you, for which I would reward you most lavishly. Bring me ten dead mudcrabs. That is all.

    [​IMG] I dunno... Sounds like a trick.

    [​IMG] Do consider it. But if not, in what manner would you choose to leave? As that which goes before, that which is, or that which comes after?

    decisions (open)

    1) Accept the mudcrab quest.

    Refuse and demand to leave:

    2) that which goes before
    3) that which is
    4) that which comes after
     
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  8. Lithium Flower Magister

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    obviously 2

    no, 4.

    wait...

    3.
     
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  9. Lithium Flower Magister

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    Flip-flopped to 4
     
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  10. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
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  11. hello friend Arcane

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    1 looks like a very, very bad move.

    So, uh. 2?
     
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  12. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    1. I accept every quest I see.
     
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  13. Storyfag Arcane Patron

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  14. baud Arbiter

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    I have no idea, so 3
     
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  15. Dayyālu Arcane

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  16. Usury Arcane

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    [​IMG] That which goes before.

    [​IMG] The other choices are funnier.

    [​IMG] Not changing my mind.

    NOTHINGNESS

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    You are back in the cavern of reason watched over by fedoras. Amidst the stalagmites and stalagmites stand twisted statues of diverse stones--former adventurers who failed their trials.

    [​IMG]

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    The light fedora sighs softly.

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    decisions (open)

    Let's hear it.
     
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  17. ItsChon Resident Zoomer Patron

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    Was it Binary Code or the platonic god? I forget.
     
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  18. Lithium Flower Magister

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    Usury Should I help them, father, or should I lead them as lambs to their slaughter?

    What is the Thousandfold Thought?
     
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  19. Lithium Flower Magister

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    There is almost definitely a better way of putting this but bear with me.

    We know what something is because we know what something isn't and therefore what nothing is, and the nothing in itself is a something because it is an absence we thus use to measure presence. The example given compares this to arithmetic, where zero has no value yet zero is also necessary to the system of arithmetic because the value of all other numbers exists in relation to it. Following this line of thought, one could say that meaning is intrinsic to and found within the world as otherwise we wouldn't even be able to for example, distinguish between nothing and something and zero and one - in other words, meaning reveals itself in perception of the world as measure (as opposed to a quasi-nihilist model of the universe where all is equally meaningless and utterly without structure). Or you could say that this is merely a heuristic necessary for our current human experience, like a foundation of meatbag logic or w/e that could be completely warped or disregarded by a radically different mind but let's ignore this idea for now
     
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  20. ItsChon Resident Zoomer Patron

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    Meaning is inherent and necessary to the fact of material existence?
     
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  21. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Urmom.
     
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  22. Usury Arcane

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    [​IMG]
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    With a heavy rumble, the portal rolls open. A gravid stench issues out of a thick maze of cobwebs.

    [​IMG] You're a rational being. Nice job. As the guardians, we've never been in there. Looks unpleasant. The janitor [he points to the statue of the dilapidated functionary] was supposed to clean it but seems like he's been skiving off. Good luck.

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    With a metallic buzz and a little puff of steam, you click your way through the portal. The room is very dark and and thick with dust. Shapes stir in the blackness. Their bent forms resolve themselves.

    It is a trio of malformed tryhards!

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    Clucking like chickens, the tryhards charge! Your electrical discharge blasts outward.

    4+ required on a D10 to disintegrate a malformed tryhard
    = 4

    The first tryhard disintegrates. You snap out with your clicking mandibles.

    7+ required on a D20 to rip and rend = 15

    You snap the creature's legs apart like breaking a wishbone.

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    The remaining tryhard kicks its oversized hoof.

    19+ required on a D20 to injure = 5

    It misses entirely. You retaliate.

    7+ required on a D20 to rip and rend =14

    It crumples like a wet knapkin.

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    An uneasy rustling fills the chamber. A flood of malformed tryhards bursts from the shadows.

    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
    decisions (open)

    1) Retreat
    2) Fight!

    If 2 then:
    a) launch one of your two canisters of vaporous retadredment
    b) launch both of your two canisters of vaporous retadredment
    c) save the cannisters
     
    Usury rolled 10-sided di(c)e: Electrical Discharge Total: 7
    Usury rolled 20-sided di(c)e: PC roll to Rip and Rend Total: 122
    Usury rolled 20-sided di(c)e: Malformed Tryhard Total: 136
    Usury rolled 20-sided di(c)e: Malformed Tryhard - Part Deux Total: 151
    Usury rolled 20-sided di(c)e: Injury Table Total: 12
    Usury rolled 20-sided di(c)e: Malformed Tryhard - Part Trois Total: 108
    Usury rolled 20-sided di(c)e: Malformed Tryhard - Keep Going Total: 41
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  23. baud Arbiter

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    We can send the whole group to retardoland?
     
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  24. Lithium Flower Magister

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    2C. Rip and Tear!

    I'm not good at the math thing but they only have a 10% chance each of hurting us and while there are 12 of them there is a good chance we will be deleting 1-2 of them each turn. Now we've seen some crazy shit down in them catacombs so I say we keep the retardo gas for foes more deserving of its vaporous wonder.
     
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  25. ItsChon Resident Zoomer Patron

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    I flop to 2C, Lithium is indeed correct.
     
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