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Completed [LP CYOA] I'm a High Tech Hobo Who Stumbled into Another World While Out Scavenging For Parts

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Kipeci Magister

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    Good catch, we can’t use the cannons ourselves? No way I want to rely on shovel-fu alone.

    A3
     
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  2. Nevill Arcane

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    That's my understanding, at least.
    This thing is mana-intensive, and our mana reserves are low.
    This is what we know about mecha design (open)

     
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  3. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Oh yeah, that's a thing. Can't really give a full demonstration of our suit if we fight ourselves, then. Hmmm...
     
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  4. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Bx -> B1.

    Yeah, we shouldn't ignore the obvious clues unless we have some special idea. It's clear that we're a lumbering hulk (with some bugs guaranteed to happen) up against experienced mobile opponents, so the best thing we can do is trip it up... and then sit on it.
     
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  5. ItsChon Resident Zoomer Patron

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    Wait, why would the shovel be a meme? If our Hobo is actually really skilled at using a shovel why wouldn't he want to use it? He can trip people with it and it's a good blunt object. I have much more confidence in our ability to use a shovel properly than for us to magically learn how to use a massive, unwieldy, ball and chain weapon.
     
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  6. Kipeci Magister

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    I was all in for shovels but I think clipping off the ranged options entirely when mana cannons are apparently one of the more exotic features present would be a bad idea. We may not have the mana, but surely we can find some chump who does? It’s not even their arm on the line.
     
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  7. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Alright. Flopping to A3>Ax.

    Guys, let's find the pilot we're supposed to fight, get her drunk and hire her to duel herself.
    :troll:
     
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  8. ItsChon Resident Zoomer Patron

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  9. treave Arcane Patron

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    Work-from-home demands has me tied up in some paperwork, will tally and update after 24 hours.
     
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  10. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Baltika9
     
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  11. Baltika9 Arcane

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    :salute:

    A1 - 1
    A3 - 7
    B1 - 1
    B2 - 2
    B3 - 5

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    Grimgravy - A3
    DARKFYRE ERYFKRAD - B3
    Azira - B3
    ItsChon - A3>B3
    Kipeci - A3
    Baltika9 - A3>Ax
    Kabas - B3
    baud - B2
    Egosphere - B3
    Tigranes - Bx > B1
    Absinthe - A1>A3>B4
    asxetos - B3
    Nevill - A3
    lightbane - B2
    Esquilax - B2>A3
     
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  12. Kipeci Magister

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    Grimgravy lightbane Any desire to consolidate on A3 for cannon goodness since it seems we won’t have the mana ourselves to both move and charge the mana capacitator?
     
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  13. Esquilax Arcane

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    Seems like just the sort of job that requires a fateful meeting between a desperate hobo and a down-on-his luck gladiator drowning his sorrows at the local tavern!

    Alternatively, based on our armor's strengths, our biggest weaknesses are (a) a complete ignorance of magical knowledge and (b) we are slow as fuck. On the other hand, our biggest advantage is a tremendous level of durability, and good accuracy/range. Of the B options, the hydraulic pike seems like the one that works best with our strengths while masking our weaknesses. It takes a long time to charge up, but that's fine - we will allow ourselves to take an absolute beating in the early portion of the fight while we ready up the killshot.

    What we really have to watch out for is some magical fuckery that would prevent us from moving, and thus storing up the energy needed to use the pike.

    Going B2 but A3 also seems like a heap of fun.

    It's so great to be back with you guys!
     
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  14. Baltika9 Arcane

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    ...so am i putting you down for B2 or B2>A3?
     
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  15. Esquilax Arcane

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    B2 > A3. Keeps the vote closer and creates the potential for more back-and-forth drama and DISCUSS!!!, like God intended. :obviously:
     
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  16. Baltika9 Arcane

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    It is impossible to avoid butthurt in a treave LP.
     
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  17. Kipeci Magister

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    So how does this go in a tie, both of us jammed up in the cockpit?
     
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  18. lightbane Arcane

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    I guess I'll switch to B2 then, seeing that everyone is going for the stupid shovel thing.

    B2
     
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  19. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Nothing stupid about a shovel. ;)
     
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  20. baud Cipher Patron

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    I'll switch to B2, Esquilax's reasoning seems good.
     
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  21. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Yeah, flop me to A3 since my choice has no traction.
     
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  22. ItsChon Resident Zoomer Patron

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    Yeah but what do we do when we miss lmfao
     
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  23. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    We collapse our throbbing metal chassis on top of the enemy, obviously
     
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  24. Esquilax Arcane

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    We need a lore update for this:

    Well, we're fucked if we miss. But judging by our stellar voting history, complete with hits like Sphere Diplomacy, I am fully confident in our ability to see this through successfully.

    And by "successfully" I mean that we get our arm chopped off and become stronger for it. Hoping that Zhang Jue also exists in this universe as well.
     
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