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Last time on Comiket Quest...
Your name is Ouji Kaiji and you're a retired doujin artist working as a salaryman. You've gone on your twice annual vacation to Comiket, but this year things have become rather... crazy, to say the least. You saw one of your favorite directors, Higeki Enno, on the way there, but he turned out to be an asshole. Now the two of you are in a feud. You made a manga insulting him and he hired a man to buy out all the doujins of your waifu. Eventually you managed to get the doujins of your waifu and prove that you love your waifu more than the man he hired, but in the process your feud with Higeki Enno has only intensified. Now one of your favorite cosplayers, Navine, has been kidnapped by a cult which may or may not be made up of actors, and which may or may not be hired by Enno. It's up to you to find Navine and get your photos of this year's cosplay.
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You sigh and say "Well, everyone SAYS that you can just outsource IT, but then your net will end up mining bitcoin for Chinese hackers. So now we have an IT department, consisting of me, and I have to check up on every computer in the compound. I hope you haven't been storing any personal info in there? Have you received any strange e-mails? Have you noticed your computer slowing down?" As you speak the man laughs and says "Alright, I get it, your acting is pretty good. I won't write you up, just go get your robe."
The "High Priest" then waves you out of the room and, not seeing any options given that he doesn't believe you at all, you exit the room and close the door behind you. At this point you think you've reached the limit of the "I went to shit" excuse for putting off orientation, so it's probably now or never for if you want to blend in for an extended amount of time. Alternatively, you could just rush up to the fifth floor and hope not to be spotted. You...
>take the elevator to the third floor for 'orientation', you need to investigate, and for that you need to be allowed to wander.
>go to the fifth floor via the stairwell, Navine is probably there if you're not allowed up there.
>keep looking around until someone chews you out, you may end up getting kicked out of the building, but you can just buy a robe and walk back in.
>Other
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>>3564645
>take the elevator to the third floor for 'orientation', you need to investigate, and for that you need to be allowed to wander.
But don't reveal who we actually are. Just another actor.
The reason being that if Enno really manufactured this cult just for us, we won't be allowed to wander if recognized.
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Well, you guess you need to go to orientation. At least once you're done you'll be able to snoop around a little. You get into the elevator and ride it down to the third floor, where you see a man in a black robe standing in front of three normal-looking people. You notice bits of anime merchandise on all of them upon further examination, so you think you can guess where they came from. Guess you're not the only person who managed to track the "cult" down.
You approach the group and the robed man says "Looks like the last one of you is here. What took you so long?" You shrug and say "I had to use the facilities, sorry." and he just nods his head in adknowledgement. The man clears his throat and says "Well, I'll give you all your robes and holy books, and then we'll go over workplace rules and a couple of other things. Then all of you are free to work for the day. We close at 8 PM." The man then grabs some robes and the books you saw on the fourth floor from a box at his feet. He hands a robe and a book to each of you and says "Alright then, time to begin. The Cult of Cthulhu is-" The man stops talking as a generic ringstone sounds out, and he coughs while muttering "You all get your robes on, I need to answer my phone."
The man walks away and the four of you put your robes on. Unlike the robes the normal cultists are wearing, these ones have some small text on it that says "Apprentice Cultist" in several places. The man comes back after you finish putting yours on and he says "Apparently I made a mistake, my bad. Janitor, there's a special robe for you."
He throws a robe to you and you're forced to give yours back and you see that yours has an evil looking broom on the back and has "Apprentice Janitor" marked on it in several places. This... it's like painting a target on your back. You'll need to replace this later if you want to wander around without being spotted.
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The man then says "Scratch what I said, we need to do some trust exercises. Interns, errand boy, apprentice janitor, are you all ready?" Errand boy? Maybe somebody got as shit a job as you. The three men next to you say yes and you hesitantly agree.
The man then claps his hands and says "Great, great, time to start the first exercises. First we have... the trust fall. Ah, I remember this, I had to do it a lot back in the day. Alright then, pair up." You pair up with another "new cultist" and they're forced to fall back, leaving you to catch them. The two of you then switch spots and you fall back and they... don't catch you. You hit the ground, and while you're not injured, that did hurt. What the fuck?! You glare at the person standing above you and they say "Sorry, sorry, I got distracted. Let's try again, ok?" You can't see their face, so you can't tell how sincerely they're apologizing. You...
>hold back your anger and tell him that you'll try again then. They're one of the other people who came from Comiket, so they're probably not a plant by Enno just to make you fall flat on your ass.
>tell him that you don't trust him and that you'll pass. He might be offended, but fuck it, you're not hurting yourself like this.
>tell the guy in charge that the bathrooms were pretty dirty and that you think these trust exercises are a waste of time. You really need to get out of here and find a robe that stands out less.
>Other
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>>3565246
>>tell the guy in charge that the bathrooms were pretty dirty and that you think these trust exercises are a waste of time. You really need to get out of here and find a robe that stands out less.
And if anyone asks for our name, it's Ikari Shinji...
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>>3565246
>tell the guy in charge that the bathrooms were pretty dirty and that you think these trust exercises are a waste of time. You really need to get out of here and find a robe that stands out less.
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You're not putting up with this shit, you have more important things to do. Like replacing these robes, they stick out like a sore thumb. You look at the man in charge of you guys and say "Hey, the bathrooms were pretty dirty and I think cleaning it would be a better usage of time then, well, this. Can I go clean them up?" The robed man laughs and says "Man, what a workaholic! Well, if you like cleaning up piss and shit that much, of course you can!" He walks into the next room for a moment a returns with a bucket and mop and hands them to you. He then says "Go wild! Oh, and here's the next trust exercise we were going to do, just finish it after you're done cleaning." He then hands a small slip of paper to you, and before you read it you quickly escape into the elevator before the man changes his mind.
You look at the list of items for the "scavenger hunt" and, uh... you don't really want to collect any of these. An extra-small, extra-thin box of condoms, a yaoi doujin, a gallon of lotion, a pair of panties, and the largest bottle of sake possible. Yeah, they're clearly trying to embarrass you. The only question if it's because they're dicks to everyone, or if they know it's you already. You seem to be getting "special treatment", so it might be the latter. You get down to the first floor and quickly hide in the bathroom to think of a plan. You...
>hide your equipment and robe and ask the front desk where replacement robes are, yours got stained.
>clean the bathroom to cover your tracks and then hide the equipment and robe before asking the front desk where you can get a new one.
>hide your things and see if anywhere is selling a similar robe, you are in Akihibara after all. If there's anywhere you'd find cosplay, it's here.
>go out and buy some black tape to clumsily cover up "Apprentice Janitor" part of your robes. That should be good enough, and it's faster.
>Other
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>>3566861
>Turn the robe inside out
If that doesn't work,
>hide your things and see if anywhere is selling a similar robe, you are in Akihibara after all. If there's anywhere you'd find cosplay, it's here.
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>>3566874
Just as you're about to head to Akihibara to buy a new robe, you have a genius idea. Why don't you just turn this one inside out? They won't have any marks on the inside, right? You turn it inside out and take a look. Well, it's clear that it's inside out, but it doesn't look horribly obvious. From a distance someone wouldn't even notice. You...
>figure that's good enough and sneak up to the fifth floor
>figure that's good enough and continue snooping around the floors you're "allowed" on
>go to Akihibara and buy a new one, your disguise needs to be better than this to look around.
>Other
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>>3566894
>figure that's good enough and continue snooping around the floors you're "allowed" on
They likely have laid a trap for us on the fifth floor. We need to find an alternate route, and maybe steal a better disguise.
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You decide to look around the first floor for now, and begin going through the halls and checking rooms. As you do you can see that most of them are empty rooms that may have previously held records or been offices or something. Some of the rooms are pretty dusty, so you don't think this place has been used for a while. As you looks through all of the rooms something does come to your attention: there are a lot of cameras in this building. You've only found one room without a camera in it so far. You guess you need to be careful what you do later, since you don't know who's watching the security feed. Fuck, maybe they recognized you when you walked in. That just means you need to blend in even better so that they don't find you.
As you finish going through the first floor you don't find much of note besides a room where you can clearly hear several people talking. You put your ear up to the door but don't hear anything of note besides some idle conversation, so you push the door open. Inside you see two men staring at a muted TV playing some sports game and talking. As you walk inside they glance at you and say "Hey, what's up?" You shrug and say "Not much, what about you guys?" One of them says "Just watching the game while the boss isn't looking, join us." You glance around and see that there isn't a camera in here, so you sit down next to them.
The two throw a couple of odd looks at you before one of them says "Ease up man, you don't have to stay in character all the time. Take the robe off and grab a beer, you won't get written up. We usually find a corner like this and take a couple of hours off of every job, stick with us and you'll be on easy street." You...
>reluctantly take the robe off, they shouldn't recognize you.
>mutter some excuse and keep the robe on, you're not letting anyone see your face right now.
>ignore the request and ask how the game is going while waiting for a chance to steal one of their robes.
>Other
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>>3566971
>reluctantly take the robe off, they shouldn't recognize you.
Then when we go away we just steal one of their robes.
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You reluctantly take off your robe, figuring that they won't recognize you, and eye the two of their robes. One of them looks like it'd fit, so you think you can grab it on the way out. One of the men hands you a can of beer and the two continue to talk about baseball. You don't know anything about baseball besides what you learned from watching Major, so you mostly stay out of the conversation.
Eventually the two stop paying much attention to you and you figure that it'd be a good chance to leave, but at that point their conversation changes in topic. "Hey, Shigeo, did you see those guys coming in earlier?" "Yeah, what about 'em?" "I saw some anime key chain and shit on them, I think they're otaku or something?" What follows is the two of them circlejerking about how anime is for kids and how adults with real jobs should stop watching it. You feel attacked right now. As their conversation heats up you...
>silently grab the robe, put it on, and leave before going to look around some more. Assholes will be assholes.
>ream into them about their idiocy. Anine and manga are some Japan's cultural hallmarks and are for all ages! Idiots like this are why you keep your power level secret at your job and why you didn't enter the manga industry!
>silently grab the robe, put it on, and tell the person at the front desk that they're slacking off and drinking beer during work. If they talk shit about you then you'll get them screwed over.
>Other
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>>3567253
>silently grab the robe, put it on, and leave before going to look around some more. Assholes will be assholes.
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You resist your urge to chew out the two drunk assholes sitting next to you and grab one of the robes, put it on, and leave. Your objective is complete, and angrily yelling at people isn't going to change society. Now that you think about it, lecturing people to try to improve society is a pretty Higeki Enno thing to do. Although in his case he seems to have something against society, so maybe "lecturing people to destroy society" is a better phrasing. Whatever, your thoughts are wandering.
You look through the second floor and see that there are quite a few "cultists", and they're mainly making weird ritualistic circles similar to the big one on the fourth floor. Well, figures, they don't have much else to do. You avoid the third floor since the guy there might recognize you, and you already visited the fourth. That leaves the fifth, but you're afraid there's some sort of trap up there. If you want to get there, you'll have to find an alternate route.
As you rack your brains thinking of another route to the fifth floor, you thought of the stairwell. Maybe there's something on the roof? You checked the stairwell and, sure enough, it opens to the roof. That door has a lock on it though, so you'll either need to find a key or cut if off though. Given half an hour you could buy the equipment needed, hide it in your robe, and get to the roof, but you're not sure if it'll be worth it. Well, it's an option.
Keeping that thought in the back of your head you look over the building again, and you notice that there are more people around than before, and quite a few people have "apprentice cultist" on their robes. Some of them also look rather suspicious, like they're scoping out the place, so... yeah, those are almost certainly other people looking for Navine. You're surprised they've all taken the stealth route and not caused a scene. Or maybe the ones who did cause a scene were kicked out? As you think about this, you have a second idea. Maybe you could get them together, hide them in the room you found without cameras, and make a plan to rush the fifth floor? They couldn't take down all of you, right? The only danger is if Enno catches on before then. Thinking it over, you...
>go out to buy some lock cutters, you should check out the roof first.
>try to get in contact with a couple of the "apprentice cultists" and form a plan to rush the fifth floor.
>track down the High Priest and question them about Navine. Now that you have a disguise you might be able to get away with acting out of character. He may try to write you up again though, so it's a risk.
>Other
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>>3567738
>try to get in contact with a couple of the "apprentice cultists" and form a plan to rush the fifth floor.
Try to do it via 2chan.
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Your best chance is probably rushing into the fifth floor in a group. Sure, it might be a trap, but if it's just made for you then five or ten people going up there will easily stop it. You make a post on 2chan directing anyone in the building to come to the room without cameras, but don't give out the building's location despite many requests and at least a dozen people calling you a faggot. That would cause enough chaos to make both you and Enno suffer.
After you make your post you wait in the room and a man in an "apprentice cultist robe" arrives after five minutes. You quickly tell him about your plan, and he reluctantly agrees to come along with you given that more people show up. More people do, and they share a similar mindset. To be honest these guys are all kinda sheepish, but oh well, that means they'll listen to you. Within half an hour you have six men and you...
>wait another half an hour, this isn't enough.
>send one out to buy some helmets and another to get some long sticks or something, you don't think Enno would get too violent, but he didn't almost get your ass kicked yesterday, so it's better to stay safe.
>rush to the fifth floor, you must "save" Navine! For your pictures!
>Other
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>>3569318
>Overpower whoever is guarding the fifth floor, but try do to it quietly. No point in going loud until it's absolutely necessary.
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>>3569318
>Also, film everything! With luck we'll have a hit video.
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You tell the guys that you'll all head up to the fifth floor, get rid of whoever is guarding it , and that you'll do it as quietly as possible. No need to make it obvious. You leave the room and the rest follow behind, following you into the stairwell. You make it up to the fifth floor and open the door to see what appears to be a floor that's still under construction. The walls aren't painted and the decoration is barebones.
The group of you are on the floor now and... you haven't seen any guards yet. You cautiously move forwards and notice that there's a room with the door cracked open nearby. The lights are on and you can hear a few people talking within. You quietly tell the people behind you about it and then slowly approach the room. No one seems to be guarding it, so once you're close enough all of you charge in.
You charge in and see... that the room has a table surrounded by chairs, a makeshift kitchen, and an analog TV on. A few people are sitting at the table, their robes set aside, and drinking coffee. Huh? They glance at you as you enter, slighty confused, and after a short pause one of them says "Why'd you bring the guests here? They're not allowed in the break room, you should know that. Breaks the illusion." Slightly lost, you...
>apologize and leave before looking around the rest of the fifth floor. They can't have just stopped you from entering because of a break room, right?
>ask them where Navine is and pretend to be held hostage by the people you brought up here. You are in one of their robes after all.
>Other
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>>3569455
>apologize and leave before looking around the rest of the fifth floor. They can't have just stopped you from entering because of a break room, right?
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You awkwardly apologize and quickly move away, group of confused otaku in tow. There's some confused muttering between them, and you think they're beginning to doubt you know what to do, but you tell them to look around the fifth floor and see if there's anything else. They reluctantly follow your orders and 10 minutes later they've returned to you, finding... nothing of note. Well, except a room with very large amounts of fireworks. You took a look and you're not even sure all of them are legal in Japan, so you want to stay far, far away from them for now. You heard someone at the front desk mention them earlier, so you guess this is related to their ritual. But with these fireworks you definitely couldn't light them indoors, so they must be planning it either outdoors or on the roof. Guess you'll need to break that lock.
As you're thinking you see a group of men in black robes approach and one of them says "We heard apprentice cultists were up here. We told you what would happen if you went up here." Oh. They're going to "fire" them. And probably you for bringing them up here. Well shit, you can't get kicked out before this is finished. The best case scenario is they force you to complete some humiliating task like that "scavenger hunt" to regain entry, and you're sure as hell not doing that. You yell "SCATTER!" and quickly run away, making your way to the elevator. You quickly slam the close button and get in with one other person before the "cultists" can reach you.
You get back to the blind spot of the cameras with the one man left and eventually a second one returns, but according to him everyone else was kicked out of the building. Well, shit, their goes your squad. You guess you fucked up, maybe Navine is being held on the roof? You sigh and...
>Send one of them out to buy a lock-cutter while you try to get a good look at the roof from a nearby building.
>Wait near the top of the stairwell until someone opens up the door to the roof. They have to bring those fireworks up there eventually, so you can just tackle them and take their key when they do.
>Ask around to figure out who's watching the roof. Someone has to be up there, so maybe you can get moved there if you ask nicely.
>Other
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>>3570897
>Ask around about where the sacrificial virgin is being held.
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Before you do anything you need to make sure you know where Navine is. Last time you walked into a break room because you assumed things, and next time you might walk into something much, much worse if make assumptions without actually checking. Your first order of business should be asking around and figuring out where she is. You sigh and tell the two men in the room to stay put while you try to make sure you know where Navine is.
You make sure your robe is covering your face and find a couple of "cultists" who are talking. You approach them and say "Hey, I've been wondering, where is that sacrifical virgin being held? Did we move her somewhere else?" Both of the "cultists" laugh, one in a gruff voice and one in a high-pitched laugh that makes you certain they're a woman. The man coughs after a moment and says "Well, I'm not sure they're a virgin, but I think the sacrifice is on the roof right now, that's where we're moving all the fireworks. Should be a fun ceremony tonight, this is the best job we've had in a while." As he finishes talking his face pales and he seems to stiffen up. The woman standing across from him is glaring at him and begins to chew him out about bringing the virgin part into question. From the gist of the conversation you can tell that the two are probably married. This poor man. You shuffle away as fast as you can, hoping that he won't be chewed out too much in your heart, but at the same time realizing that he'd probably be in far more danger if he said the same thing at Comiket.
You ask around a bit more and find out that most of you aren't allowed on the roof besides a few people who were chosen to be "Senior Cultists". Apparently the High Priest appoints them, but nobody has really pursued the matter since it's easier just killing time on the lower floors than helping set up whatever "ritual" will be happening tonight.
Now that you have more information you...
>get a lock-cutter to cut the lock and enter the roof with the two others you have left.
>lie in wait at the top of the stairwell and wait for a "Senior Cultist" to try to enter before tackling them and taking the key.
>approach the High Priest and tell him you'd like to be switched to a "Senior Cultist". You'll make sure to change your voice for good measure, but he shouldn't recognize you since you're wearing a robe.
>Other
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>>3571492
>get a lock-cutter to cut the lock and enter the roof with the two others you have left.
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>>3572242
I support this decision, let's go see the fireworks just like the festivals in my New Zealand cartoons.
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You return the room and have one of the otaku run out and buy a lock cutter, telling them what you know and your plan. One of them says you should ask the High Priest, but is quickly forced into agreeing with you when you remind them that if they show up in front of them, they will be fired. 20 minutes pass and the man returns with a lock cutter, looking worried and asking you if it's the correct thing. You confirm that it is, and he is greatly relieved since he has never gone into a hardware store before and was really confused.
The three of you sneak towards the roof through the stairwell, carefully trying to muffle to your footsteps and make sure nobody sees you. Eventually you make it to the top and you attack the lock with the lock cutter. After about a minute of struggle you get it off, and then you push open the door, the two otaku following behind you.
When you open the door you're greeted by the sight of Navine bound and gagged on a chair, currently in the middle of a giant circle of fireworks on top of a ritualistic symbol drawn in red paint. Surrounding her are eight men in red robes. Despite your appearance none of them pay attention to you, so you inch forwards slightly. That's when two men in black robes come from behind you and shut the door you came through, effectively locking you on the roof. At this point one of the men in red robes approaches you.
The man in red robes loudly laughs and says "Mortals, are you here to stop the sacrifice? The great Cult of Cthulhu cannot be stopped! Your act of arrogance and folly will simply doom you, and now your soul will be added to hers in the sacrifice. The only road to salvation for you is to either join us or beat us at our own game. What say ye?"
You...
>tell them that you'll join them, being surrounded by ten people is really making you question your previous decision. You can still save Navine later after all.
>tell them you'll "beat them at their own game" then, whatever that means. Maybe some sort of challenge for your soul.
>Charge! If the three of you can grab Navine first then you'll control the situation!
>Call 110, this is an emergency.
>Other
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>>3572751
>Call 110, this is an emergency.
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>>3572751
>>Other
Heroes of justice will never surrender or join the forces of evil!
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I'll wait a while for a tiebreaker but if the tie stays then >>3572837 wins because it leads to a far more amusing result.
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Shit, this is a bit of a bind. Still, these should all be actors, and you're not willing to give in. You just have to strike a heroic pose and act like the hero and you should win. You might suffer in the progress, but heroes always win! You laugh under your breath before striking a pose and, on the verge of yelling, proclaim "Heroes of justice will never surrender or join the forces of evil!" Behind you one of the other otaku yells "Yeah! I'd never join an evil cultist like you!" While the other one seems to be weighing his options. Eventually he says "Eh... well, yeah, I guess I'm with the side of justice."
The man in a red robe standing in front of you laughs a deep, hearty laugh and then begins speaking again. "Excellent! Heroes like yourself will make the best sacrifices to our mighty god! Now, we will play a game, and if you win, you may have the sacrifice back! If you lose we'll take your souls!" After saying this he throws a familiar looking piece of plastic towards you, and you barely catch it. You take a closer look at it before you realize what it is. It's a fucking duel disk. "Are you... are you challenging me to a shadow duel!" "Yes, I am young hero! But not only a shadow duel! I'll be challenging all of your companions to a shadow duel!"
As he finishes speaking two more men in red robes come forward and pull up their sleeves, revealing duel disks strapped to their arms. The two people behind you come forward and are handed duel disks as well. They strap tightly onto their arms, and you notice that these seem to be hard to take off. Well, you guess you wouldn't want them to fall off while you're dramatically playing cards. As you get ready one of the cultists hands you three decks, and after taking a close look they're all identical. The man who seems to be in charge continues his rant, and explains that the decks you'll be using are all identical, and won a major tournament during GOAT format. You don't know what that is, but one of the people on your side seems to be excited upon hearing that. You ask him why and he explains that he won a lot of championships during that format. Well, at least someone here knows what they're doing. You remember the rules but not much else, and the other person with you doesn't even know how to play Yugioh.
The cultists face across from the three of you and strike what appears to be a well-rehersed pose before one of them yells "Well, now that we're ready... let's duel!"
You draw your cards and...
>roll a 1d100
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Rolled 46 (1d100)

>>3572996
Come, Blue Eyes White Dragon!
>>
Rolled 43 (1d100)

Rolling for your opponent
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Your draw your cards and... you think this hand is alright? You haven't played this format before, but these cards look pretty good. You scratch your head and play a monster, setting down some cards behind it. That should be fine? As you play the cards they show up on a screen on the side of the duel disk. Neat. You guess they don't have holograms, but this is pretty cool.
As you continue playing, you realize that your plays are not fine. You don't know how to play this format, and it shows. You fall behind pretty quickly in card advantage, and eventually you get damaged by your opponent's Exarion Universe. After he attacks you hear one of the cultists make the ticking noise from the show as the life points on your screen lower. After that you're shocked slightly by the duel disk and involuntarily swear. What the fuck?! What's wrong with these sadists?! You yell at the person you're dueling about it but he merely laughs and replies "I thought we were playing a shadow duel? Of course it'll have stakes like these!" as he plays his next card.
As the game continues you continue getting shocked, and you learn many things. Among these things are that Heavy Storm is actually legal in this format, that card advantage is the most important thing right now, and what you should be searching with Sangan and Witch Of The Black Forest. After a drawn out, but lopsided duel, you're finished off by Black Luster Solider: Envoy Of The Beginning. Fuck, you hate that card. Maybe your hatred with the card is overlapping with the horrible shock of taking 3000 points of damage at once, but you don't care.
You sigh as you get ready to fight your way out of here, but to your surprise the man in front of you says "Well, I won the first game then, get ready for the second." Wait, what? Is this best out of three?! They never did that in the show! Confused, you want to ask why it's best of three, but you know better than to object to getting a second chance. You breath in deeply and shuffle your deck. You draw your cards for the second game and take a look around you. The man to your left has already beaten his opponent twice and is just staring at you, while the other one already got beaten twice. Well, shit, you guess you're the tiebreaker here. You have to get a draw at least.
>roll a 1d100 for children's card game RNG
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>3573121
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

>>3573306
Update in a while, but for now, more RNG!
(Sadly I can think of no other way to play out GOAT format Yugioh than with RNG unless I wanted to switch this into a Yugioh quest. Which, while tempting, is a definite no.)
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You draw your cards and... oh, this is garbage. You may be fucked. You play out a couple turns, hoping that his draws will be as shit as yours, and see that he has had a much better start than you. If you let this continue, you may end up losing this game too, and suffering whatever punishment giving them your souls entails. As you worry over this you...
>decide to continue forward as best you can and to believe in the heart of the cards. It usually worked for Yugi.
>try to cheat, if you don't you're fucked. Sure, it might not be that easy, but if you pretend to fall down and have two people with identical decks come towards you to help...
>Other
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>>3573409
>Fall down and attempt to cheat with spaghetti streaming out of my pockets.
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>>3573320
Having a vital result depend completely on RNG and not on player decisions is bad GMing

>>3573409
>Try to draw the Wind-up Kitten and win, this always worked for the Captain-General.
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>>3573919
True, and that's why I was annoyed about only having this idea come to mind when it came to doing a card game. You can't suddenly change the player's skills, so everything is set in stone. Except luck. And cheating. At least that was what I could think of, a better GM/QM may have been able to think of something else. I could've come up with a different setpiece here, but the idea of a "shadow duel" was cheesy and I liked it so I thought I could work with it. Anyways, not the end of the world, it's (actual minor spoilers ahead) not going to doom you or anything.
I'm assuming that's a vote for not cheating, so I'll wait a little while and RNG if it's still tied.
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>>3573935
Nah, I'll vote for cheating as well.
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Well, you know how you can win this. Cheating. It'll probably be declared your loss immediately if you cheat, but what's to lose if you're fucked anyways? As you go to play a card you figure that this is the moment and pretend to get a charlie horse. You grab your leg and fake being in pain as you hop around on one leg while loudly swearing and complaining about your cramp. You perfected this art a long time ago to get away from some tough situations, so you think you're pretty good at it, but you don't want to think about that.
After a few hops you purposely fall backwards, landing near one of the otaku who already finished. Both of them swarm towards you, and as they do so you whisper in one of their ears. "Good cards. Give me good cards, I need to cheat or we're fucked." A pained look covers the person who won's face before you feel a couple of cards being slipped into your robe. What a helpful dude. You should become friends after this. Still, your opponent would notice the number of cards in your hand changing, so you can't cheat too flagrantly. You can only switch a card in your hand for a card in your sleeve.
You get up several cards richer, still pretending to be in pain. You lengthily dust yourself off as you nudge the cards near the top of your sleeve and begin dueling again. Your moves become much more over-choreographed and flashy in order to cover up your cheating, and you slowly begin to regain the advantage. The cultists may be suspicious, but they don't show anything on their faces. Well, maybe they do, but you can barely see them anyways.
The duel continues and you win a narrow victory. The man across from you clicks his tongue, clearly annoyed, but says to get ready for the last game. At the last moment, however, the cultist next to him says "Wait. Just to satisfy this old man's suspicions, can you not wear your robe for the next game? Don't worry, we'll abide by this rule too to make it up for you." Shit, they found out. As you begin to get nervous, you see that the person across from you is... far more nervous. He whispers into the other cultist's ear and you see them get into a very quiet argument before the cultist who wanted you take your robes off says "Er... you can keep your robes on. Never mind then." You respond by...
>pushing the issue. No, no, you're both taking your robes off! This only makes sense if he was cheating too!
>let it pass, this means you can keep cheating! Maybe he's bald or something, pushing the issue could fuck you over.
>saying that while you don't NEED both of you to take the robes off, you'd prefer it. If you could draw an extra card at the start of the next game you'd be persuaded not to care though.
>Other
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>>3573956
>Can't sorry man but I'm a little cold, we are on the roof after all.
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>>3573956
>Cleverly use the fact tha we know he's gonna cheat to lay a trap for him.
I have no idea whether it's possible in Yu-gi-oh
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Oh, you don't have to take your robes off? Well, you think your opponent might be cheating, but you can cheat better! You clear your throat and respond "Yes, I agree. It's pretty chilly up here, were should keep our robes on." Your opponent loudly says "Exactly! It's freezing! That's why it's ridiculous to take our robes off, I'm glad you agree with me!" The next minute is spent between the two of you discussing how great robes are before the last game starts.
The two of you begin your next game and you immediately start cheating. And he probably does too. Both of your "draws" are extremely good, and it's in a deadlock. Eventually, after a long, protracted battle where everyone has glared at the two of you suspiciously, something changes. To be exact, the number of cards in your opponent's hand changes! From two to three. It seems like he, for certain, is cheating, and he has no shame. Still, shame is overrated. If you had any shame you wouldn't have started cheating in the first place. You respond by...
>doing the same and adding extra cards to your hand. If everyone is cheating no one is cheating!
>calling out this blatant cheating, maybe you can get a free win. He pushed it too far.
>Other
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>>3574152
I mean, not really? You could make sure to save your traps for his better cards in GOAT format or use the few hand discard cards when you know they're going to switch out cards, but if they're always cheating then it won't mean much. It might be more possible with later Yugioh because of handtraps and such but I'm not sure.
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>>3575060
>doing the same and adding extra cards to your hand. If everyone is cheating no one is cheating!
Going for this so the quest doesn't just die from decision paralysuis.
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>>3582675
I think Dad might've already left for his pack of cigarettes, but I'll support this anyway.
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>>3582721
Nope, I'm alive, I keep this tab open 24/7. It's really late so I'm kinda dead, so I'll probably leave the update until tomorrow (and I'm getting my wisdom teeth out then, so hopefully I'm not too out of it).
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If he can blatantly cheat, then you’ll just take that as your chance to blatantly cheat! Once both of you are ruining this game then there’s no one to complain to! The next turn you add three cards to your hand, followed by your opponent suddenly increasing his hand from two cards to six cards. The people watching the duel are coldly glancing at the both of you and occasionally shaking their heads, but they don’t interfere. As the duel goes on you’ve both used a lot of cards, and at this time you clumsily fall again in order to get more help.
As the very disappointed-looking otaku walks towards you you whisper for another deck. “Another deck?” “Yeah, we’re going to use up all our cards soon at this rate. Plus, do you have any decks on you? We were issued the same ones so...” He stares at you, seemingly thinking about something, before he grabs a few decks full of cards held together with rubberbands and hands them to you. They’re all in different colors of sleeves, but that doesn’t matter, you’ve long since given up hiding your cheating.
You stand up again and replace your GOAT format deck with the new deck, grabbing a handful of cards while you’re at it, and... this is a deck of Pokemon cards. Well, you can work with this. The only question is if the duel disk will cooperate. You dramatically yell as you play Charizard and everyone’s eyes seemingly glaze over, as if they just saw something hopelessly idiotic. To your surprise, however, the duel disk accepts your Charizard and you’re able to use it like a valid card. Next come the Magic the Gathering cards, and after a few more hopelessly stupid turns you play a Goku from the Dragon Ball TCG, finishing your opponent off for good.
Everyone around is staring at the two of you in confusion and you quickly declare your victory before “discreetly” giving the otaku his cards back. The cultist in charge clears his throat before saying “Er... I suppose you win then. You can leave with the sacrifice if you wish.”
You near Navine, the other two otaku guarding you, and as you get a few feet away one of the cultists grabs the chair Navine is strapped to and jumps. Off the building. You rush over to where they jumped and see that they’re both rapidly falling towards a truck full of padding. You...
>try to pull the otaku and jump after them, if they can do the stunt jump you can to.
>quickly take the stairs down.
>jump alone, taking these two along will probably take more time than it’s worth.
>complain to the cultists about how this isn’t fair and they lied about giving Navine back
>Other
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>>3583483
>Call the police, this is clearly an attempted murder.
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...Is this attempted murder? Like, you thought Navine might have been going along with this because they were all actors, but this is ridiculous. You think they can get charged for this. As you stare at them falling you dial the police. "Hello, this is the Tokyo Municipal Police Department, what's your emergency?" "Er, well there's this cult in Akihibara and-" "Sir, that's not a cult, it's an acting trope, we've had several reports." "No, no, but one of their guys just jumped off the roof with someone who was restrained." "....Are they injured?" "No, they jumped into a truck full of padding for stunts or something." "So it was planned?" "I don't know, but isn't that illegal." "Sir, was the restrained person willing to jump into the padding?" "No, she was no-" As you say this you're interrupted by Navine loudly yelling. "Holy shit, that was awesome! Can we do it again?!" She looks at the other cultist who at this point is exiting the bed of the truck, who stares back at her, confused. "Er... no miss, we can't." "Oh come on, just one more time!" "Maybe later, ok?" "Aw, ok."
As you watch Navine complain about not getting to jump again, the police dispatcher on the phone seems to heard it as well. "...Was that the restrained person who jumped?" "Uh, yes." "That sounds like they wanted to." "Yes it does mam." "Well, is that that all?" "Yes mam." "Goodbye then sir." You put down your phone, you plan having failed. Well, at least this means that Navine is definitely safe. Still, you need your damn pictures! If you don't get your cosplay pictures then today has been a waste! At this point the cultist is entering the truck, meaning you only have a short window of time to catch up. You...
>try to pull the otaku and jump after them, if they can do the stunt jump you can to.
>quickly take the stairs down.
>jump alone, taking these two along will probably take more time than it’s worth.
>complain to the cultists about how this isn’t fair and they lied about giving Navine back
>Other
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>>3586128
>Call the others to follow us and jump, but don't delay and wait for them.
If they jump, they jump.



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