Welcome to /quest/ - Quests

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This board is for author-driven collaborative storytelling (i.e., "Quests"). In a quest there is a single author who controls the plot of the story and who drives the creative process. They can choose to take suggestions from other posters, or not, at their sole discretion. Quests can be text-based, image-based, or a combination of the two. Drawfaggotry is strongly encouraged!

To facilitate the author-driven nature of quests, /qst/ differs significantly from other boards in that the OP of a thread is considered the quest's author, and has some basic text formatting abilities: , , and color tags [red], [green], and [blue]. Therefore, only those people willing to put in the effort to be a quest author should post threads. If you do not intend to run a collaborative story, do not post a thread here! This includes meta-threads.

Dice rolling follows /tg/'s format (e.g., "dice+2d6" without the quotes in the options field rolls 2d6).
!!G59X3y197Lm

Keeper Quest

!!G59X3y197Lm ID:9j4tsOW+ No.5125208 View ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
You frowned at the computer screen in front of you, you'd been posting on a certain anonymous forum for about 6 hours now, but... it was getting late... and you had to go work in your shitty wage-slave job tomorrow in order to make rent. Your run-down one room apartment was annoyingly expensive, but... that was just how things were in the year 2033. Things had only gotten worse, and while the world had finally managed to get over the pandemic panic of the 2020s, life had only gotten worse for the typical man. Governments had more control than ever, or... rather, their megacorp overlords did. Once, they used lobbyists in order to get what they wanted pushed into law, but now? Well, since the near complete dissolution of antitrust laws in 2027, almost every industry had basically combined into a single conglomerate entity.

"God damn it..." You sighed as you shut the computer down, somehow, despite everything, this god damned website was all that really kept you sane in this corporate dystopia. Of course, you couldn't afford the fine for keeping unused electronics on at night in the apartment... the fine for doing so was far too great, and you couldn't afford any credits being taken from you. Money had of course been abolished in the economic reorganization of 2029, instead, everything was decided through 'personal credits'. 'Good Citizens' would earn an excess of them by being effectively nothing more than mouthpieces for the New World Order. But 'Bad Citizens'? The people who spoke out against the new regime ruling the world? If you got caught, you'd soon find yourself kicked out of your house, without any means of getting food legally. Basically... it was a death sentence, the only reason you could somewhat safely browse on the internet freely was thanks to having a couple good friends who were tech-savvy enough to tell you how to bypass the firewall and access unverified servers.

You looked at the computer screen with tired eyes as you watched the shutdown process finish up. 'Now logging off Andrew Onofrey...' you watched the computer screen blink off as you went to bed, walking the short distance from your desk to one of your windows while getting dressed into your nightclothes. You took a look out of the window onto the city down below. New York... a place that used to welcome new arrivals to a new destiny of their own creation, to a dream of a better tomorrow. That dream had been turned into a nightmare now, a nightmare that would never end. Almost every single aspect of life had been monetized and controlled now, anything that might've once been an escape was now just another part of the trap. You were lucky that your computer was an older model... 15 years old, to be precise, and illegal to boot. Older hardware was banned for being too open on the user end... you were lucky you hadn't been caught with it, honestly.
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!!CGtXm0Z44PA

Battlecruiser Captain Quest

!!CGtXm0Z44PA ID:JnKz5sT9 No.5117686 View ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
War has broken out between the two nations of Ouesterra and Ostland. In a series of decisive naval engagements, the Ouesterran navy has crippled the Ostland's navy. Long range and carrier based bombing missions have begun on the Ostland mainland, and they seem poised to begin a land invasion in the near future. But all is not lost. Ostland has an Ace up its sleeve, a shiny new Battlecruiser is rolling off the Ostland dry docks. This new design seeks to test a new theory for naval asymmetrical warfare: a warship with high enough speed to outrun other capital ships, and enough firepower to overpower anything it can't outrun. Ostland High Command has ordered this new Battlecruiser and her escort to interdict Ouesterran convoys from Neutral Southern Nations to choke out their war economy, and perhaps turn the tide in this war. You are set to captain this ship on its maiden voyage.


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This is my attempt at making a tactical naval quest. You will be involved in designing, deploying, and captaining a WW2 era Battlecruiser and its escort in a fictional setting. Combat will be based mostly around d100s for accuracy, and damage per hit based on the size of the gun. I hardly know everything about ship maneuvers, physics, and general naval warfare, and this is probably very simplified, and likely inaccurate and imbalanced in some places, but please bear with me.

I'm going to be posting all the design options for the ship for context, and you're going to be voting on these incrementally until we have a finished setup.
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!!Dfn1WI/0wvw

West Blue Seadogs Quest #15

!!Dfn1WI/0wvw ID:XzPDnb52 No.5113104 View ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
Wealth, fame, power. Gold Roger the king of the pirates obtained this and everything else the world had to offer. And his dying words drove countless souls to the seas.
"You want my treasure? You can have it! I left everything I gathered together in one place. Now you just have to find it!"
With his final words he set off the Great Pirate Era. But right now you're more concerned about other words ringing in your ears.

"Feel the power of the Marines!"
The pair of giant metallic fists come down on you and hammer the words into your head. Again and again they are brought down upon you until you find your body thoroughly embedded in the dirt.
"How's that you punk?! This is what the future tastes like! Soon enough every man and woman in service of the World Government will have one of these bad boys! Doesn't matter if it's a Yonko or the freshest rookie, our Metal Marines will rid the world of scum like you and finally there will be PEACE!"
He claps his robot hands together and hammers you down one finally time, splitting the earth in quite a sizable area in the process.

You didn't think climbing out of a hole would take genuine effort but here you are. Being punched, squeezed and stepped on by a huge robot hurts. You don't even get to dust yourself off before the giant mech reaches for the building sized sword on its back and swings down at you. With a quick draw you raise Argent and clash with the mecha using both hands. The deadlock lasts a couple seconds before you manage to push the sword to the side and jump out of the way. In the resulting confusion as the machine cleaves the ground in twain you disappear, leaving the giant metal marine confused.
"ARGH! Where did that rat bastard go?"

"He's on your back commodore!"

One of the marines shouts and the head honcho immediately tries to seize you. Unfortunately for him his suit of armor has a slight design flaw and can't reach the center of its own back. Clinging onto him in bat form like an itch that you can't scratch you wait to see what they'll do about it. The commodores solution to the You Problem is to throw himself backwards and try to crush you with his immense weight. Thankfully you're slippery enough to jump off him and morph into the Razielim before he could pancake you. Taking to the skies you look down at the large crowd as you pull out a den den mushi from your pocket.
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!iTDWxtsWBQ

GOLGOTHA

!iTDWxtsWBQ ID:pL9sq9t7 No.5121867 View ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
PRELUDE You dwell not in yourself when the night bleeds in. Through the thousand eyes of the city you see only the abyss. Become anyone, do anything, go anywhere - these were the Stranger's lies. Fear makes the future possible in this city. You cannot die, you will not end when you die. The world will end.

(roll 1d78 to draw a card from the tarot:)

01 I: The MAGICIAN
02 II: The HIGH PRIESTESS
03 III: The EMPRESS
04 IV: The EMPEROR

05 V: The HIEROPHANT
06 VI: The LOVERS
07 VII: The CHARIOT
08 VIII: STRENGTH

09 IX: The HERMIT
10 X: The WHEEL of FORTUNE
11 XI: JUSTICE
12 XII: The HANGED MAN

13 XIII: DEATH
14 XIV: TEMPERANCE
15 XV: The DEVIL
16 XVI: The TOWER

17 XVII: The STAR
18 XVIII: The MOON
19 XIX: The SUN
20 XX: JUDGEMENT

21 XXI: The WORLD
22 0: The FOOL

23 ACE of SWORDS
24 ACE of CHALICES
25 ACE of PENTACLES
26 ACE of WANDS

27 TWO of SWORDS
28 TWO of CHALICES
29 TWO of PENTACLES
30 TWO of WANDS

31 THREE of SWORDS
32 THREE of CHALICES
33 THREE of PENTACLES
34 THREE of WANDS

35 FOUR of SWORDS
36 FOUR of CHALICES
37 FOUR of PENTACLES
38 FOUR of WANDS

39 FIVE of SWORDS
40 FIVE of CHALICES
41 FIVE of PENTACLES
42 FIVE of WANDS

43 SIX of SWORDS
44 SIX of CHALICES
45 SIX of PENTACLES
46 SIX of WANDS

47 SEVEN of SWORDS
48 SEVEN of CHALICES
49 SEVEN of PENTACLES
50 SEVEN of WANDS

51 EIGHT of SWORDS
52 EIGHT of CHALICES
53 EIGHT of PENTACLES
54 EIGHT of WANDS

55 NINE of SWORDS
56 NINE of CHALICES
57 NINE of PENTACLES
58 NINE of WANDS

59 TEN of SWORDS
60 TEN of CHALICES
61 TEN of PENTACLES
62 TEN of WANDS

63 PAGE of SWORDS
64 PAGE of CHALICES
65 PAGE of PENTACLES
66 PAGE of WANDS

67 KNIGHT of SWORDS
68 KNIGHT of CHALICES
69 KNIGHT of PENTACLES
70 KNIGHT of WANDS

71 QUEEN of SWORDS
72 QUEEN of CHALICES
73 QUEEN of PENTACLES
74 QUEEN of WANDS

75 KING of SWORDS
76 KING of CHALICES
77 KING of PENTACLES
78 KING of WANDS
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Knight(s) Quest Part 4

ID:rjjZ/xmN No.5102308 View ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
OH SHIT KNIGGA(s) it's an adventure about being knights n shit.

4 knights are sent on a glorious quest to bring home the holy grail! Which have been stolen and taken to the Tower City!

Each Knight needs at least 1 player to be the voices in their head to tell them what to do n shit.

Just name yourself something with the highlighted title under the knight to identify which team you're going with. Each knight needs at least 1 active player to be....active. Yeah.

Example: Scythe Knight herpaderp -> Controls Gustaf the Scythe Knight

On the trail to the Holy Grail, the Knights have tracked it to a cabal of tee-totaling heretics! After making short work of one of their temples, our heroes made their way to...another temple! Where after some shenanigans involving a noble, they find themselves surrounded by the cultists! Oh shit!

previous threds: https://www.mediafire.com/file/z5102dlwm24jfou/Knights_Quest.zip/file
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Local Lord Quest

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The seigneury of Lorcal was abnormally agitated, the old lord of Lorcal was dead and the people of this small place, men, halflings, dwarves, elves, tieflings and many, many more were agitated. Their former master, Lord Random of Lorcal was an old man who died peacefully in his sleep but he failed to beget an heir, not wanting to remarry after the death of his wife. Rumours abounded about the coming of a distant cousin, a relative from far away who would take over the fief. But those who were close to the powers-that-be knew that the situation was far more desperate.

The good councillor Oldfossil and the personal court wizard of Lorcal, Rollarion McFumble knew that the situation was desperate. They had tried to find all the genealogists and to launch all the spells they could on the bloodline of the lords of Lorcal, they even hired brave adventurers to try to find a distant relative that could eventually inherit the title but everything they tried was in vain. The books and the spells had shown only dead relatives and the adventurers told them that every single branch of the family tree was extinct. In that case the law of the Kingdom would give the fief to the higher echelon of the feudal system, but in this case it would not be a wise decision. The liege lord of old Lord Random was the Baron Crook Wickedson, a man whose name and reputation meant only bad news for Lorcal. His exactions and cruelty were known throughout the land and only the facts that his holdings were far away from the Capital made his rule tolerable to the central authorities. Trying to inform them would be unwise because he was related to the personal Chancellor of the King and wielded powerful magic, so they had to find an heir. They knew that Baron Crook was trying to prove there was no heir too and knew they did not have much time left to find one.

Knowing that the past of any man can be known if he is of this world our two loyal councillors decided to do the impossible ! They would bring a new ruler from another world ! A just ruler from a fair and prosperous land, a legendary ruler that would give prosperity to the land. For this, in secret, the court wizard prepared a ritual, and, after much preparation, he was ready to take a ruler from another world he saw in his crystal ball, a world of wonder and magic, a world much like his... But unfortunately something went wrong, we will let the scholars try to find what it was but clearly the ritual was terribly disturbed by an unknown presence and something went missing.

All the magically enchanted crops of Lorcal began to fade, all the potatoes began to rot, all the tomatoes got spoiled and a powerful rain began to fall in the middle of summer. Mud began to accumulate near the rivers, people began to be afflicted with boils and strange diseases never seen before, all of this in an instant while the maddened court wizard began to shake and pronounce cryptic words.

-The Local Lord, the Local Lord arrived...
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!!uN4UA7dx3gT

Genesis: Evolution Tabletop.

!!uN4UA7dx3gT ID:/xfjt7y9 No.5125263 View ViewReplyOriginalReport
A new world is formed, its turbulent waves stir micro-organisms and activity that is ready to take form and change the face of the planet.
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Previous game:
>>5099717
(No connection, just reference. Newbies are welcome)


Rules:
Please read the rules carefully. It may look like a lot, but it's mostly clarification, the gist of it is quite simple. Especially if you're a returning player. If you make an invalid action in the first 5 turns of the game, that's clearly caused by not reading the rules, I'll give each player a chance to rectify it. After that point, I'll no longer process invalid actions at all, which I think is pretty fair.

ONCE YOU ROLL, THE ACTION IS FINAL. If you roll expansion, you cannot then swap to evolution or migration.

>Joining the game
Draw your species in Paint and post an image.
Tell us something about the function of your species, and decide where it starts on the map. (Grazing herbivore, parasite, Apex Predator, etc.) No starting on the same tile, or adjacent to another player, so it's on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may reserve a spot in the game, but you may not reserve your tile unless you have a creature ready.
I'll stat your species accordingly and give you a starting sheet/skill.
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!lYqxDiQ4Jg

Mage Quest Tucson Thread 2

!lYqxDiQ4Jg ID:9YwrDFhF No.5100406 View ViewReplyOriginalReport
Last Thread https://archived.moe/qst/thread/5070761/
>>5070761

>Setting Information
Tucson, Arizona, boasts a population of approximately five hundred thousand residents, is located a hundred miles south of Phoenix, capital of the state, and a hundred miles north of the Mexican border. Large unincorporated urban developments ring the city with Green Valley being the most developed satellite township.

Politics and History
There has been a long precedent of establishing an temporary Orders to resolve issues that threaten the entire community. Ask any Tusconon mage about the Cactus Wren Council, the Uncrowned, of Lichanura Trivirgata and they'll launch into a the story and lessons learned. Currently the community is knit together to train and educate an influx of younger mages within the Esoteric College of Tucson. Nobody understands why there's been an increase in magical talent. Some consider it a sign of a new golden age. Others a sign of the End.

Schools of Magic
Within the Southwest, the magi have collected esoteric lore and techniques to perform their magic. Students who have the Gift are inducted into one of these schools. Cross-disciplinary study is common. However the cross disciplinary student is said to have limited his potential by dappling in another school's Craft.

The Gift and Craft
The Gift of magic is given to select humans from some otherworldly power. Magi have theorized about this power and patterns of blessing across the world. It doesn't seem strictly hereditary but in the rare cases of a child a Magi receiving the Gift, that child is looked after for greater potential than your average magi. The Craft is broken down into three broad aspects, Seeing, Manipulation, and Creation. Schools of magic create a body of knowledge that individual magi within the use as inspiration for their own Craft.

Icons
Beyond the words and signals taught in stuffy classrooms or preached under the hot desert sun, Icons are personal items that every Magi gathers to themselves to perform their magic. Schools impart lessons to use Icons associated with their school. But that doesn't prevent a student from discovering their own. Personal Icons can be anything from a family heirloom to a bloody knife to even the Magi's own blood.
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Necromancer Isekai #2: Working with/for a fat bastard

ID:QnNtBpcz No.5087827 View ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
Last thread: >>5044142

A REMINDER: I AM POSTING FROM HOME DURING FINAL EXAMS+HOLIDAYS, SO UPDATES MAY BE SLOW

>"No, Blueberry, this is not a day off. I am a man driven by conviction. A conviction to raise all manners of undead creatures because I can and because it is cool. Taking a day off is for those content to wallow in their own stagnation, but that is not for me. For wherever I am, I must also raise dead."
You then lightly bonk Blueberry with a Skeleton arm
>"Now either you get over here and help me or you just stay still and don't cause trouble."
Blueberry grumbles a bit, but eventually starts to help you, though the fact that she's high doesn't help her speed, but she suprisingly finds some of the process fun.
>"Hey Anon-boss, look, like, I popped an eyeball!"
You spend the entire afternoon deboning corpses with blueberry in order to complete your calcium shithouse. You manage to debone around 6 bodies with blueberry before you decide to just you magic for the next one, and it's much faster. Not fast, and you spend a decent chunk of magic, but it's nothing to be worried about. Actually, you can now feel black magic flowing from Blueberry into you, despite the fact you're not actually touching her... You manage to skin another body this way before Blueberry's stomach begins to growl.
>"A-Anon, do you wanna go eat dinner w-with me? I think it's evening now, a-and Janna should be getting back soon so you could ask her about the drugs and stuff."

Assuming you are willing to sacrifice your basic skeletons but not your weapon wielding ones, you have 17 of the 20 skeletons required to begin constructing a complete body, and 17/25 if you want a real fucking big one.

>minions
9 zombies
2 skeleton
1 skeleton (archer)
2 skeleton (club)
2 ghoul
9 cats
37 undead rats
1 whiteskull
1 purpleskull

>Corpses
4 damaged
13 skeleton
2 piles of bone
5 whole
3 thug corpses

>special corpses
Six-shooter: Ready to raise
Colossus: 17/20~25 completion

Time: Early evening

Wat do?
>"Fine, we were almost done anyways."
>"...Blueberry, were you already hungry, or did you suddenly start feeling hungry after I casted the spells?"
>"You go ahead, I want to finish this undead"
>write in
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