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Groovy Dove, Part 3
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Newbiespud 27th Jun 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Story Time! (Wow, it's been a while.) Any stories about arriving at a new seemingly benign location and immediately finding reason for suspicion? Better yet, a story about being oblivious to the signs?

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TheFullCrumb 27th Jun 2017, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
TheFullCrumb
Well, if it's suspicion...

Every character in pathfinder I play tends to be a bit more on the paranoid side. The very first character I played was a bard named Lem (He was a premade, but I roleplayed him as best as I could). We entered the Prince of Trade's home, and immediately, I started looking around, examining EVERYTHING to see what was going to kill us.

Zombies came in through the windows, and the DM would NOT let me burn the building down to kill everything.
Digo Dragon 27th Jun 2017, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
See, that's really unfair of the DM. It's a long-standing unwritten rule of RPGs--If the DM is allowed to use zombies, the PCs are allowed to set everything on fire.

That's just professional courtesy.
ANW 27th Jun 2017, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
Looking, got nothing.
Time for a back up survey.
If you could learn one skill from your most recent build, what would it be?
Registered 27th Jun 2017, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
If I get to actually keep said characters statistics and by "skill" you mean "ability", it would have to be Flash of Omniscience. 22 times per day I have a 100% chance to learn a secret I can use to annoy people.
ayatrigger 27th Jun 2017, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
...This actually works fairly well with my most recent character I have been working on, as I also use guns.

With 'skill = ability' ...I would want the magic part. It's using Spheres of Magic, so I guess if narrowing it down to one sphere...telekinesis. Because I am not into destruction that much. Though assuming same restrictions, I think it would be weird that I need a weapon with metal on it to use it, as I am almost a pacifist.
Anvildude 27th Jun 2017, 1:43 PM edit delete reply
I'd say Tremorsense. I'm playing an Earthbending Sorcerer (basically an elderly male Toph dwarf), so I think whole 'spellcasting' thing might be a little OP. Not that I wouldn't enjoy being able to cause localized tremors to trip people, or instantly dig a 5 foot square hole.
Rastaba 27th Jun 2017, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
Rastaba
"What is an "issue," when you think about it?"...deep. That is real deep, Flax seed...utterly meaningless but certainly deep enough to provoke some questions about what truly constitutes an issue? Least off all with a bunch of clearly stoner ponies high off of life and the bounty of Mother Earth Pony.

...being too stoned to know what constitutes an issue sounds like one.
Digo Dragon 27th Jun 2017, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Shadowrun--The team was hired to travel into the Redmond Barrens and extract a specific person. We really should have asked why we're being paid to head into the slums of Seattle for an extraction, but we figure "It's the barrens. Ain't nothing out there but homeless people and gangs. We can handle it."

Sure we could, and did. The address we were given went to an abandoned office park full of squatters and rats. Pretty benign (by comparison at least. We are skilled and armed mercenaries. Hobos and most lowlife gangs don't really stand up to us). So yeah, it was benign, up until we found a secret basement in a ruined office building that led to a top secret cybernetics lab. And everyone's dead. And the power is out. And communication lines are cut.

Yep. Should of asked more questions.
IonOtter 27th Jun 2017, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
Runners that ask too many questions of Mr. Johnson don't get hired.
ionotter 27th Jun 2017, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
ionotter
Ah! I forgot I had an account? This is much better.

But yes, I've noticed that when PCs start asking intelligent questions that might spoil the scenario, Mr. Johnson starts getting cagey.
Digo Dragon 27th Jun 2017, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Yeah. This is why Johnsons try to secure the team's acceptance ASAP so they can't back out without losing cred.
Classic Steve 27th Jun 2017, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
Is Tree Hugger going to show up?
Guest 27th Jun 2017, 9:59 AM edit delete reply
No, this was long before Tree Hugger was introduced.
Derptape 27th Jun 2017, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
I just had to stop lurking to say that I was reading this web comic back in 2013, the for of track due to severe lack of internet access. Rediscovered it from a commenter on FimFiction 5 days ago, and have since binge read the whole series up to today. Loved every page of it, including your commenters. Thank y'all for making a week of the flu be much less miserable.
DerpTape 27th Jun 2017, 11:02 AM edit delete reply
*then lost track due to severe lack of internet

Bloody autocrat
Digo Dragon 27th Jun 2017, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Well. Can't say Autocorrect is not without a sense of humor.
Specter 27th Jun 2017, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
Specter
I don't really have a story for this one. I mean there was a time a chicken turned out to be a mimic, but that is not a location. Good pet though.
Digo Dragon 27th Jun 2017, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
That all depends on the size of the mimic. ;)

I've attacked the PCs with a mimic bedroom.
Venseyness 27th Jun 2017, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
So, for my 16th birthday, my parents and I took a trip up to Quebec. We got a rental house out towards a whole bunch of tourist attractions, and had a wonderful time, but the rental house is what I thought of when I heard that storytime question. It was lovely, well decorated and modern, perfect vacationing house (besides for the stairs so flimsy it made me panic every time I tried to go up them) but then one day I was out on the patio, and I stepped in the wrong place and suddenly my leg went through a giant hole that had just opened up in the floorboards. Scared the hell out of me. Turns out they kept the cleaning supplies in a secret cubby under there between rentals. Ankle got scraped up something fierce, but we just joked about it for the rest of the trip. Never did feel completely safe on that patio again though...