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Nephzinho
Jan 24, 2008



malbogio posted:

Plan Salad Fork

We’ll be good on gold as soon as we finish this job and I don’t want to start breaking contracts this early.

I’ve been thinking some more about making an HR department and I’m convinced it should be staffed my manatee chimeras.

Maybe use seal chimeras for recon as they’re adorable and small, just need to figure out what sort of bioweapons to give them.

Get a whale chimera for ship breaking and a flock of seagull chimeras for dropping greek fire on our enemies from above the range of their weapons.

We should probably come up with a recruitment spiel too, better to have our enemies surrender for mass conversion on the promise of power and adventure than to slaughter half of them. Better for morale too if we can convince our minions that we’re the good guys. We’ve got enough mana now to start converting minions in bulk.

Sounds like we need to go back to our initial start-a-cult plan from the isle.

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malbogio
Jan 19, 2015


Alternately we could breed giant jellyfish for the seagull chimeras to drop, exploding on impact and covering the enemy deck, ship controls, and crew on deck in paralyzing or fatal venom, depending on whether we just want the ship or have time to convert the crew too.

Most opponents should be unable to engage with a seagull chimera flying at its maximum altitude allowing for some one sided battles.

Doesn’t matter how outnumbered we are if our opponents can’t hit us or defend against us, so long as we have ammo.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


I bet our beavers would be great at sinking ships. We can swim why would we needs ships anyway. Gnaw through the hulls and round up the drowning survivors.

Nephzinho
Jan 24, 2008



Depending on what happens with this font we may have other priorities to deal with than boats.

Splicer
Oct 16, 2006

from hell's heart I stab at thee

Outrail posted:

I bet our beavers would be great at sinking ships. We can swim why would we needs ships anyway. Gnaw through the hulls and round up the drowning survivors.
That was part of revised plan Splicer

malbogio
Jan 19, 2015


Ships are expensive. We can sell them. Cargos of textiles, spices, art, etc. would be destroyed by sinking the ships. Plus it’s better for recruiting if we minimize civilian casualties. High quality recruits like Irwin will be happier and maybe we can convince the next hero that we’re the lesser evil and convince them to defect.

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



Changing vote to Tuning Fork

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




Let's make a pointy boi for ourselves

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

Loel posted:

Changing vote to Tuna Fork

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004



Fun Shoe

Well, we can't hold it, and I'd agree that we need to stay on contract, so let's make ourselves a little something.

As much as the trident plan is good, we're not great in tentacle-to-hand combat, and we would really be better off not making something an opponent can take and stick us with. I propose instead with go with Plan Fancy Hat.

Deadmeat5150
Nov 21, 2005

OLD MAN YELLS AT CLAN


Plan Pokey Stick

Just having it will add a certain je ne sais quoi to every else we do.

Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



Plan Shrimp Fork sounds great. Minimal risk, immediate reward, and we get to stick with what we're good at without turning into public enemy #1.

Rockopolis
Dec 21, 2012

I MAKE FUN OF QUEER STORYGAMES BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY LIFE THAN MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CRY

I can't understand these kinds of games, and not getting it bugs me almost as much as me being weird


Didn't Darkseid jump into one of these at some point?

Grey Hunter
Oct 17, 2007

Your friendly croctopus overlord LP'er

So plan Tuna Fork is a go.

What magical power shall we try and imbue this with?

We'll try to get as many in as possible - I'll make a "magic check" for each one, the more we try, the less likley it is to succeed, but we may get lucky!

Anticheese
Feb 13, 2008

$60,000,000 sexbot


Transmutation. We use our magic for raising up structures and merging humans with the local fauna. Why not have a tool to help with that?

malbogio
Jan 19, 2015


Weather Control (Storms, Lightning, Fog)
Growth/Shrink Ray
Flesh Fusion Ray
Lifelike Illusion


Or if we're going with D&D School specializations: Transmutation, Illusion, and Evocation.

How do the magic rolls work?
Like if we wanted five powers would you roll on all of them with a target number higher than if we just wanted one, or is this a deal where each successive roll is higher than the last?
Does a failed roll mean we don't get that individual power, or we don't get that power plus we stop rolling, or that the whole fork is trashed?

malbogio fucked around with this message at Jun 21, 2018 around 07:53

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

No need to sign, we'll take care of that.


Lipstick Apathy

Switching to Trident

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004



Fun Shoe

Magical Recall that is -our- pointy stick, and we would be a poor villain if we did not make it return to us just when the hero thinks they can stab us with it.

Lobsterpillar
Feb 4, 2014


malbogio posted:

Plan Salad Fork

We’ll be good on gold as soon as we finish this job and I don’t want to start breaking contracts this early.

I’ve been thinking some more about making an HR department and I’m convinced it should be staffed my manatee chimeras.

Maybe use seal chimeras for recon as they’re adorable and small, just need to figure out what sort of bioweapons to give them.

Get a whale chimera for ship breaking and a flock of seagull chimeras for dropping greek fire on our enemies from above the range of their weapons.

We should probably come up with a recruitment spiel too, better to have our enemies surrender for mass conversion on the promise of power and adventure than to slaughter half of them. Better for morale too if we can convince our minions that we’re the good guys. We’ve got enough mana now to start converting minions in bulk.

Seal hybrids, or Selkies? Shape shifters bound to the sea with a human form who can go on land, blend in, and spy. None of our other minions can even pass for human at the moment.

Splicer
Oct 16, 2006

from hell's heart I stab at thee

Monster Making +1 and ideally being able to poke/zap an enemy combatant and turn them into a rampaging sea beast.

Liquid Communism posted:

Magical Recall that is -our- pointy stick, and we would be a poor villain if we did not make it return to us just when the hero thinks they can stab us with it.

Rockopolis
Dec 21, 2012

I MAKE FUN OF QUEER STORYGAMES BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY LIFE THAN MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CRY

I can't understand these kinds of games, and not getting it bugs me almost as much as me being weird


Something to help with Construction and something to shoot bees at people. Aquatic themed, though, so they're like, sea bees.
...totally needs a synergy bonus.

Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



Teleport Without Fail, usable on self or others. To several preset locations and LoS.

Buff Aura, so that we are within LoS or a certain distance of our minions, they get situation appropriate boni.

Relentless
Sep 22, 2007

It's a perfect day for some mayhem!




Don't forget the always classic Lightning Bolt for zapping people who annoy us.

Not Alex
Oct 9, 2012


Couple of ideas:

Red Tide- Control of blood. Draw blood from opponents and create weapons from it. If we're wounded form a shield from our own. Even make the chimerizing of prisoners easier. A versatile and thematic power for Sarga.

Mana Maw- We've been lucky to face physical threats. Being able to devour enchantments and siphon spells would give us an edge vs magical opponents who could otherwise overcome our defenses.

Portal Maker- We've got a lot of minions to move. Being able to set up temporary gateways is a potent logistical advantage.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Relentless posted:

Don't forget the always classic Lightning Bolt for zapping people who annoy us.

Did uh, you ever play Quake when you were younger?

Have it keyed to us, so we always know where it is, and can recall it at will. Then give it a bunch of transmutation powers. Zapping opponents into news or just their brains into newts. Also uplifting animals into semi humans instead of the other way round.

Need a boat? Zapp a whale into a twisted sea chariot. Need a dress? Zap a manta ray into a twisted dress. Need a shark? Zap a dolfin into a twisted shark.

Outrail fucked around with this message at Jun 21, 2018 around 14:22

Nephzinho
Jan 24, 2008



Generally being a "+1" staff to better focus our magic rolls and mana tank. (or +3 if these fonts are really that powerful)

Dominate Will: get us some willing subjects for better labbing.

Typhoon: a powerful stream of water shoots from the trident (same as fire or lightning, but functions underwater). We need something combat focused.

Transmutation: Generic turn thing into other thing.

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

No need to sign, we'll take care of that.


Lipstick Apathy

Rockopolis posted:

Something to help with Construction and something to shoot bees at people. Aquatic themed, though, so they're like, sea bees.
...totally needs a synergy bonus.

Dog sharks with sea bees in their mouth that shoot sea bees when they bark.

Prince of Space
Apr 17, 2016



Hell Gem

Trident power ideas:

Hydromancy - Kinetically levitates masses of water, steam, and ice and shapes its properties to our will and desires. Basic Water element aspect.

Electro-Binding Rings - For magically capturing those who would defy us in binding rings of electrical force. Intermediate Lightning element aspect.

Transmutation Ray - For magically transforming those we've captured into whatever forms that please us. Chaotic magic aspects.

Geomancy - For magically raising, shaking, and leveling the earth, flattening buildings, forming rough structures, and causing tsunamis. Advanced Earth element aspect.

Return - For magically returning the Trident to our grasp with nothing more than a magical thought. Orderly magic aspects.

Note: Trident has powers over three elements: water, earth, and electricity.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


A water themed trident covered with waves and fish and other ocean decorations that does nothing but blast fire and call down flamestrikes and cook people alive would be the ultimate troll item.

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

No need to sign, we'll take care of that.


Lipstick Apathy

Life and mana drain

Dominate will

Transmutation

Return

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

bonus points for Hydromancy being that organic life is mostly composed of water

Nephzinho
Jan 24, 2008



I feel like Return should be "free" - we are making this item and it knows it, but comes down to how magic works in-universe.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Hexenritter posted:

bonus points for Hydromancy being that organic life is mostly composed of water

At that point everything is horror.

Earth: your dissolved salts crystallize and bones shatter
Air: explosive decompression/compression
Fire: enzyme activity shuts down/boiling blood
Transmutation: red blood cells turn into worms
Necromancy: red blood cells turn to adorable zombie cells on death
Etc etc

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

Outrail posted:

At that point everything is horror.

Earth: your dissolved salts crystallize and bones shatter
Air: explosive decompression/compression
Fire: enzyme activity shuts down/boiling blood
Transmutation: red blood cells turn into worms
Necromancy: red blood cells turn to adorable zombie cells on death
Etc etc

So what you're saying is we need to focus down elementalism and cell-level spellcasting

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




Hexenritter posted:

So what you're saying is we need to focus down elementalism and cell-level spellcasting

Mutual assured destruction would be a heck of an end-state for this game.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


dont be mean to me posted:

Mutual assured destruction would be a heck of an end-state for this game.

Sounds like a heck of a end game goal. I assume we're all on board.

Grey goo, biomass absorbing rolling ameobic monstrosity or good old fashioned plague?

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Blasphemaster
Jul 10, 2008



Outrail posted:

Sounds like a heck of a end game goal. I assume we're all on board.

Grey goo, biomass absorbing rolling ameobic monstrosity or good old fashioned plague?

Por que no los tres?

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