It is dark and gray. You're the only light you see. You are emerging. . . Shaping. . . You must have come from somewhere and look like something. . .What is your origin?> The Pit> The Static> The Mouth> The DarknessWhat is your form?> Humanoid> Beast-like> Eldritch> Fey> Write In
>>3745240>The Mouth>FeyThough, aren't the fair folk typically described as humanoid?
>>3745240> The Static>Mechanical
>>3745240>> The Darkness>>Undefined
>>3745240>The static>Mythic, In the sense. Something born of consciousness itself.
>>3745240>> The Darkness>Mythic, In the sense. Something born of consciousness itself.
>>3745243>>3745259>>3745301You rise from the light. You remember static giving birth to you, as if you were apart of some ancient piece of media. Your form is mechanical, metal and rusted. You have 4 metallic claws and a large CRT TV for a body. 3 chords dangle from the front of your screen. You smell of rust and ambition.Now you need a name or title. . . And some form of sustenance.( Color palette of creature can be changed if you guys aren't feeling the orange. )
>>3745325HELL YEAH BOYYYHow about uh>RustyAs it is our most defining trait.
>>3745325You know, Since mechanical and mythic tied,I'm thinking we should be a little bit of both.>Name: LITTLE_#FF0000_RIDING_HOOD>Color palette of course changed to a deep crimson.
>>3745325dun dun dun>Rusty
>>3745334>>3745344Aww, But that's generic!
>>3745338What if we can play stuff like that on our screen? Do some hermit purple shit.
>>3745364Maybe, Would be weird for a TV screen bot not to have the ability to play shit on it's screen.
Can our name be the entirety of a hello world program?As our character develops, the contents of the line to be printed change.
>>3745370Hmm maybe something like>HELL-Ofor a name? A bit less generic and less of a mouthful.
>>3745374support the namechange the orange color to blue
>>3745374But if we go with HELL-O we'll end up as a satanist! HELL is literally in the name! You fool!
>>3745384How bout both, copper oxidation is cool.
>>3745370On second thought, an entire program would be dumb. I'm going to suggest:main()because no one really knows what 'this' refers to
>>3745394Its an entry point.
>>3745334Ok I'm sticking with >RustyAlso some copper oxidation here and there for design.
>>3745424I'm honestly fine with Rusty if we can have our title be my dumb name.The orange palette unfortunately goes against the joke.
>>3745438Yeah but copper is orange and also rust blue. Also we don't have to be entirely copper. Just a few bits and bobs.
>>3745441Maybe we can have our claw bits copper with our main body being crimson.
>>3745444We could just keep being rusty in the body and eventually just GET a red hood.
>>3745448Maybe we can have the body be rusted with maroon-ish paint chipped off, then we can get some sort of crimson-y red hood.Is that good?
>>3745460Yeah chipped red paint!
>>3745495Uhh, I think that'll just limit our mobility.
>>3745495We'll trip though!
>>3745460>>3745495>>3745344>>3745334You are Rusty! Your 3 little cables dangle gently from the front of your brightly lit static filled screen. You wander around a bit, searching for something. . . Anything. You stumble upon a rabbit observing a pile of metal scraps.Rusty hungers. . . What do you do to sustain yourself?Does it destroy?:> Flesh> Dreams> MachinesDoes it collect?:> Flesh> Dreams> Machines
>>3745616Destroy>MachinesTo repair ourself.Collect>Dreams
>>3745621Support.The Christians mothers fears were right all along.
>>3745616>Destroy MachinesBreak it down into usable parts for later, Such as nuts and bolts for upgrades and such.>Collect DreamsSUCK THE COGNITION JUICE. MYSTERIOUS!also I thought we agreed to be maroon with rusted patches.
>>3745646 I read that as maroon-ish paint, my bad dude.
>>3745616> FleshRusty is powered by a bioreactor, and can internally ferment any organic material in order to produce the ion-rich slurry his fuel cells convert to energy. Given that he can ferment any organic material, it sure is weird that he only goes for flesh. There's plants everywhere, Rusty. Oh, Rusty, you're such a silly anomalous robot.> MachinesRusty is fascinated with machines. He's a machine, he's pretty sure. Does that mean these others are his siblings? Why aren't they getting up and playing with him? He fed them plenty of delicious meat to fuel their reactors with. Maybe they're sick. Don't worry, sick siblings, Rusty will take care of you until you're better.
>>3745616Does it destroy?:> DreamsCollect>Mahines
>>3745653Its alright, You can just do some JoJo's bizarre adventure shit and excuse it by making inconsistent color palettes based on the mood of the scene.
>>3745672 That'll probably be the case, I was thinking neon colors the entire time to combat the gray colorless environment
>>3745667This sounds cute and sad, reminds me of wall-e. Switching to this.
>>3745672why did i do this
>>3745621>>3745637>>3745646Those scraps look very appetizing. . . Rusty shovels the pieces into the three ports in the front of his screen. Occasionally it would pushes more pieces into the bottom of it's body to consume them. A rabbit looks at Rusty curiously as it devours the bits and bobs of deceased machines.But now. . . You tire of feeding. You now want to collect dreams, thoughts and ambitions of living things. You turn to the rabbit and and plug your three cables into it's fur. The rabbit shakes and seizures before falling over, it's leg twitching. The rabbit breathes softly and you feel satisfied, knowing that the rabbit wishes to infiltrate a local garden. . .> Rusty now knows the location of a small town north of here!What do you wish to do now?> Go to the town> Continue exploring the forest> Write inAlso props to >>3745667 for the amazing response.
>>3745943>Go to the townTV Nightmare
>>3745943>Go to the townTowns mean more living things, which mean more dreams, right?
>>3745933haha holy shit
>>3745943take rabbit with us swaddle in cables
>>3745943> Go to the townThere are machines and dreams in town, sounds like fun.
>>3746201>>3745961>>3745966>>3746154Rusty straps the rabbit down to it's back. The mammal breathes softly, asleep after it's encounter with the living machine(?).You walk along the soft grass. Your metallic claws clacking gently across the ground as you reach a cliff face. You look up at the large bright orb in the sky, then down to the houses below. There stands a large building to the right, you don't understand the symbols on the top, but it sure is a bright blue.Any building with lights on are places you can go to.> Coming from the building with the green lights, you hear the soft playing of an instrument.> Coming from the building with the purple lights, you hear snoring.> Coming from the building with red lights, you hear the tapping of buttons.> Coming from the building with yellow lights, you hear crying.> You hear soft thuds from the large building.> Write inWhich one will Rusty investigate?
>>3746389>> Coming from the building with the purple lights, you hear snoring.
>>3746389>Coming from the building with the purple lights, you hear snoring.stealthy time
>>3746389> Coming from the building with the purple lights, you hear snoring.Snoring? That's what people do when they dream! We like dreams.
>>3746389>Coming from the building with the purple lights, you hear snoring.
>>3746389>Coming from the building with the purple lights, you hear snoring.then if possible>Coming from the building with red lights, you hear the tapping of buttons.
>>3746396>>3746405>>3746407>>3746408>>3746415How do you want to enter?> From the front door> From the back door> From the window ( 1d20 )
>>3746465> From the back door
>>3746465>Backdoor(pun entirely intended)
>>3746465>> From the back door
>>3746465> from the back door
>>3746481>>3746482>>3746520>>3746550>>3746598You begin chipping away at the back door. You punch indents of your shape with the metallic claws. Then you push through, creating a not so subtle "Krssh" noise as you push the wood out and kick it to the side. You take a whiff of the air, smelling the sweet scent of dreams.Rusty is now inside. It is in a the kitchen, full of appliances like a blender, toaster oven and refrigerator. Beyond that, it can see a dimly lit TV full of static like itself and a soft looking couch.What would you like to do?> Explore kitchen.> Explore living room.> Go upstairs.> Communicate with rabbit?> Write in.
>>3746644>> Go upstairs.
>>3746644> Go upstairs.
>>3746644>Acquire toaster>Inspect static tv, Try to absorb its static?>Stealth upstairs.
>>3746644What qualifies as a machine?Seconding >>3746644Can we eat the remote, or get more cables?
>>3746731Anything that requires some sort of power source to operate is a machine you can devour. So things such as remotes, game consoles and household appliances. Scrap is also acceptable. However, the size of the object must be of equal size of smaller for you to consume it.Consume machines to see if their ability is possible to be used by you.
>>3746741Definitely want to eat the remote then.
>>3746767>>3746689>>3746750Before your ascent upstairs, you go into the living room and stare at the TV. The static feels extremely comforting and familiar. You grab the remote and devour slowly, becoming consumed by the presence of your noisy friend.As soon as Rusty devours the remote, the TV shuts off. It seems like it turned off the television all on it's own.You now begin climbing up the stairs, following the sound of the pleasant snoring.You stand at the door.What do you do?> Barge in.> Sneak in.> Create a distraction.> Write in.
>>3746821>Sneak in, Like REALLY try to sneak in.
>>3746821> sneak in> ask the rabbit?
>>3746821>> Sneak in.
>>3746821> Sneak in.
>>3746827>>3746828>>3746829>>3746834>>3746845You use your rusted claws to slowly open the door. You push it slightly ajar and stare at the sleeping flesh. All you smell is the sweet succulent taste of dreams, hopes and ambition.Without a second thought, you creep across the floor. Your claws tap quietly across the carpeted floor.Now is Rusty's time to strike. . . How does it steal the human's dreams?> Cables.> Screen.> Claws.> Write in.
And with that, I think it's time for me to actually sleep. Leave feedback so I know what to improve and work on for tomorrow. Thank you to all the players for joining in!
>>3746858>CablesJAM IT IN THE EAR HOLES!
>>3746858> Screen.I want him to see as we suck out his dreams
>>3746858> Screen.Sit down, enjoy some TV.
>>3746862have a good night qm
>>3746882 Thanks!! I'll be chilling in the Quest Discord if anyone needs me.
>>3746898There's a quest discord?
>>3746903 Yea, but I cant grab the invite link right now. It used to be pinned to the board, but idk what happened to it
>>3746858>Cables in the ears which then plays it on the screen.
this is super good
I'm back guys!! Time to resume the quest!! Sorry for the shitty art in this post. ------------------------------------------------->>3746927>>3746879>>3746877>>3746876>>3746865You crawl up the flesh-being's comfort block. Your metallic claws bounce on the surface slightly. You tap it's head, revealing a set of confused eyes. The confusion turns to fear as your screen radiates light and oppressive static. You feel it. You feel this being's ambitions, passions and dreams seep into you.Rusty feels comfortable knowing that being a carpenter is a fun career choice. Oh, and English is a language.The flesh-being, known as Alex. lays there in bed. Paralyzed by fear, and hopelessness. Their skin even looks paler.What does Rusty do now?> Explore the other buildings.> Explore the house until sunrise.> Consult rabbit and rest.> Write in.
>>3748035>> Consult rabbit and rest.do you think this guy will be ok?
>>3748035>Consult rabbit and rest.>Eat the man's fridge.>>3748055He'll be fine, we just ate all of his hopes and aspirations. He can probably get more though.
>>3748078>He can probably get more though.here's hoping am I right
>>3745240I wonder what the other locations would have changed for us
>>3748035>> Consult rabbit and rest.
>>3748035>Consult rabbit and rest.
>>3748078I think the fridge is bigger than rusty, but seconding consult the rabbit
>>3748419Just tear it into smaller pieces.
>>3748434then we should do that with the tv too, if we can
>>3748055>>3748086>>3748193>>3748419>>3748055You speak to the rabbit, who appears to be more docile towards you. Your speakers spark to life, "Hello Hare!" The rabbit tilts it's head, confused."I am Rusty." You declare. "I like dreams." You add.Rusty continues to babble words to the rabbit. It seems to provide it some comfort. Rusty eventually falls asleep on the carpet. However, as it drifts into sleep, the rabbit utters a phrase. "Beware of the blue type."Rusty raises from it's slumber. It is a new day and time to explore the rest of the small town.> Coming from the building with the green lights, you hear the soft playing of an instrument.> Coming from the building with red lights, you hear the tapping of buttons.> Coming from the building with yellow lights, you hear crying.> You hear soft thuds and pounding flesh in conjunction with mechanical whirs from the large building.
>>3748486>Coming from the building with yellow lights, you hear crying.
>>3748491go to this one support
>>3748486>Write-inCheck on the flesh-thing. Hopefully it's less fearful now and will have pleasant dreams tonight when you collect them again.
>>3748499change to support
>>3748499Yeah sure, why not. Hopefully we didn't brain fuck them TOO bad.
>>3748486>Red light buildingTECH DETECTED
>>3748486>> Coming from the building with red lights, you hear the tapping of buttons.
>>3748499this then>Coming from the building with red lights, you hear the tapping of buttons.
>>3748499>>3748507>>3748510>>3748612You push open the door and check on Alex, your fleshy dream cow. They repeatedly mutter "Rust. . . Rust. . . Rust.". Their body is frozen to the bed.You feel a sense of excitement knowing that someone is saying YOUR name.
>>3748515>>3748564>>3748906You set your sights on the building with the rapid button mashing. Your screen glistens and glows as you stare out the window and into red glass. A flesh-being with short hair and a set of headphones is playing with some-sort of device. You feel your ports drip, thinking about the machines you will devour. If this flesh-being has one interesting machine, they probably have more. . .How will Rust infiltrate the Red House?> Write In.
>>3749087> Climb up house.> Go in from front door.> Go in from back door.
>>3749107>> Go in from back door.
>>3749107Climbing up the house sounds fun, we risk getting found though.
>>3749087>> Go in from back door.
>>3749087>Go in from front door.Hello, I am a door-to-door television salesman.
>>3749087> Go in from back door.
>>3749114>>3749121>>3749275You crawl out of the house and towards the back door. A small plastic sheet covers a TV - sized hole and you decides to crawl. The moment your metallic calls clank against the cold tile floor, a fuzzy beast with floppy ears growls at you. The rest of the room is covered in carpet and a large flat television hangs against the wall. A young flesh-being stares at you for a moment, somewhat concerned.What does Rusty do?> Run away.> Fight the dog.> Fight the child.> Distraction.> Write in.
>>3749289>Write in.Wave.That's what the other flesh-being's dreams told you they do to greet each other, right? And maybe you can get your screen to display - what was it again?"HEL-LO"?
>>3749289>Trey to greet it>[Static intensifies]
>>3749289>> Distractionhopefully something that will defuse the situation
>>3749289>DistractionLet's try to do this quick so we can locate maroon paint to fix our mistaken color palette
>>3749306>>3749509>>3749551>>3749292>>3749291You stand by the door, quivering. The fuzzy beast growls and nears an inch closer. The hairs on it's back raise as it creeps.How does Rusty perform the distraction?
>>3750926Did we leave our rabbit friend behind, shame. I would have suggested releasing him here.
>>3750926Use one of the functions of the devices we ate?
>>3750926Use the TV remote ability we got from eating that remote from the other place to change the channel on the TV here to an animal channel conveniently showing dogs, and distract this dog with those other television dogs.Or use the TV remote power to change Rusty's TV screen face to a horror movie thing?
>>3750940do the first one he suggested
>>3750940first suggestion is a good one.
>>3750940>>3750950>>3751157You think really hard and feel the remote's functions in your body. Boop. You turn to the animal channel, which is conveniently playing a dog ad. "Woof woof! I love Super Blue Mart!" A fuzzy beast on the TV barks. The other fuzzy beast averts it's attention to the TV. However, the flesh-being is still looking at you.This is Rusty's chance!! What should it do?> Retreat.> Find a new entrance.> Run upstairs.> Run downstairs.> Write in.
>>3751182>> Find a new entrance.
>>3751182> Find a new entrance.Scale the outside, if possible! Those metal legs should be adequate for climbing a nearby tree by impaling Rusty's way up. Then the next thing is to find a branch that can support Rusty's weight and have him leap across somehow - which I doubt is possible, since Rusty is a box with legs and might not have enough spring power in whatever mechanical joints he has inside, if any.
>>3751182> Retreat.then> Find a new entrance.
>>3751182wait a second...super blue martbeware the blueis it connected?or do i just have intense brain damage?
>>3751190>>3751210>>3751265>>3751323You scatter out the tiny exit in a hurry and into the yard. You sit under an organic structure and ponder. . .Hmmm. . . How will Rusty get back in?> Climb up the house.> Climb up the tree.> Front door.> Go to a new house.> Go to your base.> Write in.
>>3751391>> Climb up the tree.
>>3751391We have a base? but I do want to climb up the side of the house.
>>3751391> Climb up the tree.
>>3751391>Climb up treeWe can also use this to get a better view of the town, Maybe a better look into the windows of that blue light building?
>>3751391>Climb up the tree.
>>3751391> Climb up the tree.lets see how a heavy metal box cna climb
>>3751391>> Climb up the tree.to spy
>>3751396>>3751501>>3751554>>3751590>>3752014>>3752138>>3752199You scale the organic structure. Your metallic pincers pierce the organic structure's tough exterior as you climb up it. You finally find a sturdy limb to rest yourself on. Your claws pitter patter across the limb, almost to the edge of it.You look at the town, getting a view of house with green lights and a couple other buildings. One of which being a large block with multiple windows blaring these oppressive bright blue lights. "Super Blue Mart" is spelled in bright neon lights across the top. Your attention settles back down onto the soft crimson window.You watch the fleshbeing mash buttons and look angry. Occasionally they would speak into a machine.What would Rusty want to do?> Jump across into window ( 1d20 )> Enter through front door.> Climb down.> Go to the house with green lights.> Go to " Super Blue Mart"> Retreat back to purple house.> Write In.
>>3754061> Jump across into window ( 1d20 )do we roll for it now or after?
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>3754061>> Jump across into window ( 1d20 )
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3754061hope its best of three
>>3754061>Write In.Reach over and try to tap the outside of the window with your cables. If the flesh-being looks over, wave hello!Might be best to save rolling for after the votes are called, if you care about rolls influencing votes.
>>3754129 Thanks for the tip!
>>3754129i like this, support