>What is a quest?An interactive story in which the QM (Quest Master, Quester Molester, Queer Masochist) writes and provides the readers with options on how to proceed. Dice may or may not be included due to on-site functionality.Questionably Useful links:>https://pastebin.com/Z78p8gXfA collection of guides which may or may not still be active, but can be good for general writing advice to avoid common beginner's traps. Badly in need of renovation.>Archive of quest reviews: http://pastebin.com/u/QuestReviewsArchiveWorth reading through, because the best way to figure out how a quest might go right or wrong is to see how it's been done before.>Archiving guide:Go to http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/requestqstinterface.htmlFill out the request form to archive a thread.Threads are also automatically archived by other websites, such as archived.moe.>/qst/-related Discords:QTG: https://discord.gg/bAnhvd83WVSkirmishes: https://discord.com/invite/DZCVvVU>Formatting guide:Only the thread's OP can format.Remove the spaces between the  brackets and the letters:Bold: [ b ] text [ /b ]Italics: [ i ] text [ /i ]Red: [ red ] text [ /red ]Blue: [ blue ] text [ /blue ]Green: [ green] text [ /green ]In addition, anyone can spoiler: [ spoiler ]spoiler[ /spoiler ] or by pressing alt+s in-thread>QM Question:What are some moments that your player's decisions have shocked you, positively or negatively?>Player Question:How much or crunch (dice rolls,stats,etc) is too much for you too handle? >General Question:since the topic is brought up like three times a thread How do you feel about the future of the board and what have you done to try and improve it?>Misc. Question:How do you imagine your favorite quest character to relax on a slow summer day?
>>5672100Evo game discord link: https://discord.gg/USm4dAVwFuck Civs, I don't even know if they have one.
>>5672100Come on, reusing pics?
>>5672111need i remind you that the recently deleted qtg by wux had a black background and haphazardly scribbled white lines as a thumbnail
trope heavy quests are fun and all but at some point it is banal repetition without insightgotta spice up the board with some nonsense now and then
>>5672100>How do you feel about the future of the board and what have you done to try and improve it?I'm actually kinda new so i feel exempt from this.>>5672100>How do you imagine your favorite quest character to relax on a slow summer day?He might die
>>5672100>QM Question:>What are some moments that your player's decisions have shocked you, positively or negatively?I've run mine for quite a long time, and my players aren't often too chaotic with write ins, so I'd have to one of these days just go through it all and try not to die when reading my old writing and wondering what I was doing with certain plot points. A notable one though is where I put a side character in player control, and they ended up badly wounding one of the MC's people. This eventuality had been prepared for, since a piece of equipment brought along was a healing artifact. Only they didn't stick around to end up using it, rather than leaving as to not take risks in being caught or trapped. It wouldn't be out of character for somebody otherwise uninvolved, but this singular decision ended up having...very significant knock on effects down the road.The other one isn't shocking per se but when time came to have to sacrifice a portion of the MC's psyche, there was a free option to nuke their relationship with their fiancee. Nobody went for it, even though I figured the romantic interest debate was still alive.>Player Question:>How much or crunch (dice rolls,stats,etc) is too much for you too handle?If it requires me to break out a calculator, it's too much, but I'd say the average player really doesn't want to think much about the crunch besides getting to the intent of what they want to do. Mechanically speaking, the less a player in a quest has to do, the better. A lot of people only sign up for the role play part, not mechanical optimization. The ability of a player base to exploit mechanics is...a toss up. See Court of Swords. Though that audience comes from a narrative base- in my own skirmish, people brought out stuff that I really didn't expect them to, including stuff that I found out really needs a rebalance.>General Question:>How do you feel about the future of the board and what have you done to try and improve it?It's hard to speak for the board as a collective whole, because each quest has a different audience and a lot of said audience doesn't intersect. Some quests get a ton of participation, others don't, and player osmosis doesn't happen a lot since people are there for that quest, or a couple quests, not all of them.This sort of thing is just intrinsic to the design of the place. The only way to address it I think is to encourage more interaction between quests and QMs and their players, and there's a few potential ways to do that. As things stand now, I'd say there isn't an overall quest community at all besides what is reflected in the general, which...isn't ideal. Mods can be pretty soft on some meta threads depending on their content potential, and considering how slow moving the board already is, it couldn't be a bad thing to have more activities outside the general.
>the battle of artyomovsk began and ended while we waited for gnoll quest 10feels bad
>>5672100>GeneralSomeone make a decent ad or a few, and run it. Better potential than any banner.
>>5672160it hurts man
>>5672156>Only they didn't stick around to end up using it, rather than leaving as to not take risks in being caught or trapped.Wasn't there for the vote, but healing Hilda would have made her suspect in that assassination plot.One thing I've come to realize is that the anons are collectively retarded.No Mr. 1 post ID you are not retarded.Neither are (You) retarded, guy who will inevitably reply.But when you take the aggregate decisions of multiple people with slightly differing opinions on what the MC should do combined with the fact that not everybody may necessarily be present to affect certain votes...Anon is completely retarded.
Souvarine please behave.
>>5672182I'm flattered you think I'm that guy, but I'm pretty sure Souvarine's opinion on the subject would have been much longer...
>>5672182Souv needs to come back so that SchizoQM, Wuxian, and Prole all shut the fuck up and stay gone.
>>5672100>What are some moments that your player's decisions have shocked you, positively or negatively?In the very first quest I ran, my players decided that wine and exotic prostitutes were one of their expedition to a new continent to form a brand new society. It shaped the local economy and social dynamics quite a bit upon the time of their arrival.>How much or crunch (dice rolls,stats,etc) is too much for you too handle? The nature of quests as being poorly and primitively formatted and organized by dint of 4chan's antiquated limitations (unless you're willing to put in a LOT of work with formatting a character sheet, a wiki, several pastebins, etc.) means I keep it simple. Multiple d20s rolled, with stat increases coming in the form of more dice to roll, and dynamic/flexible DCs. A very small smattering of unique equipment and abilities with distinct effects and contextual bonuses. That's all I need.>How do you feel about the future of the board and what have you done to try and improve it?I feel like it's doomed, in the end. 4chan is really behind-the-times in terms of design and technology as a forum/social media platform, and increasingly niche and stigmatized as a website, while /qst/ is niche and stigmatized even within THIS limited sphere. It's tough to get even my most terminally-online friends to brave a deviant, stigmatized space full of hostile trolls, just to play-by-post a CYOA with strangers on a poorly-formatted messageboard.>How do you imagine your favorite quest character to relax on a slow summer day?Surprisingly tough t choose a favourite /qst/ character... Jezyrene would probably shy away from the sun and hiss Drow curses at it, then get scammed into buying a stylish sunhat and shades by a certain gnome. Azalea would have a spontaneous hot-girl-summer and probably petition for a beach day vacation courtesy of Mr. Popo's taxi service. Reynauld, Paracelsus and the klan are vacationing for the summer in fantasy-Scotland (I think?) this year, it seems.
>>5672156>The other one isn't shocking per se but when time came to have to sacrifice a portion of the MC's psyche, there was a free option to nuke their relationship with their fiancee. Nobody went for it, even though I figured the romantic interest debate was still alive.Which quest was that?
>>5672100>What are some moments that your player's decisions have shocked you, positively or negatively?Was running a quest where a waifu character was practically throwing themselves at the MC. A significant amount of the player base seemed to like said character and wanted the MC to get with her. In universe several other characters gave heavy hints on what actions the MC would have to take in order to get the relationship going.Anons fucked it up and got friend zoned.>How much or crunch (dice rolls,stats,etc) is too much for you too handle?Hard to draw an exact line. Stats and mechanics can serve as a useful framework for conflict resolution but generally if I find myself chasing stat modifiers over choosing the narrative choices I actually want then the mechanics are probably too heavy. Also resource spending. If the QM says: you have $X, here's a list of stuff you can buy and then leaves the players to vote on it then I'm severely turned off.>How do you feel about the future of the board and what have you done to try and improve it?My attitude is: "If you build it, they will come." Despite all the pessimistic prognostications of the qtg several quests continue to draw a decent audience.For me personally: I run what I want to run and as long as I get even a handful of replies then I'll keep running.If /qst ever truly dies then there are other places I can go to run. Until then, I remain here.>>5672236Pretty sure it was Panzer Commander. The MC was brain washed to make him fearless in battle but this also left him open to mind control. Anons voted to remove the conditioning despite warnings of severe losses in mental capability. During the de-conditioning process they had to vote on what the MC would LOSE.I thought it was pretty clever since during the first choice it wasn't obvious that this was what was going on, but even after that anons consistently voted for the MC to sacrifice his combat abilities rather than his morals or personal connections.
>>5672197>ProleShame... I thought the ARASI setting had a lot of potential. But the guy just couldn't go anywhere with it. I don't know what his problem was but he clearly had a problem.
Can we stop linking the discord in these generals? I checked it out for five minutes and everything I saw was complete garbage and made me wish I was born blind.
hey guys is it acceptable if a qm updates only on weekends or like very sporadically? what would you guys prefer, to wait some time for a thread to open and update constantly or to have one open constantly but with slower updates?
>>5672291There are 3 ways a quest ends:1. QM abandoning the quest (common)2. The quest reaching its conclusion (rare)3. The QM consistently being such a massive fucktard that nobody wants to play his quest anymore. iirc this only happened once in the history of /qst/. Seriously, being a worse human being than some of the successful QMs here is an extremely difficult feat
>>5672100>Misc. Question:>How do you imagine your favorite quest character to relax on a slow summer day?Lounging with lemon tea and books, probably. Definitely wouldn't be sitting near a campfire come night.>>5672169>Wasn't there for the vote, but healing X would have made her suspect in that assassination plot.That's a fair conclusion, though honestly, everything with her is...a contentious topic. Not so much now, but then and for some time after, definitely. >>5672236As >>5672242 says it's Panzer Commander Quest, and the situation he describes. Currently on hiatus because side skirmish/stories being run.>>5672291It depends on how sporadically you go with. Once a week is probably too slow- every few days might be fine. I don't think weekend sessions can work unless you manage to snag a bunch of people to do so with, but it's not out of the picture. If you start a session on the weekend and draw in players first, then they'll at least be present for any announcement of delay, but I can't say for sure since I usually went with one or two updates a day last I ran.
>>5672291I would assume that a quest is on the verge of death if it only updated on weekends (assuming that's 1x update per weekend day). In my experience, a semi-frequent update schedule is just as important for the QM as it is for the players. Weekend sessions might be okay if they're well-advertised.
>>5672291Just do what works for you as long as that helps keep the quest going and people are engaging. Don't be baited by people telling you "you need to update X times a week or it's a sign that your quest is dying."I swear some people here like smugly predicting a quest's demise more than they like supporting new QMs.Certainly doesn't help the board's population.
>>5672291you can update whenever, just make sure your players are aware its a weekend only game. communicating with your playerbase is important.
Hey /qst/, /tg/ here.A couple weeks ago, someone from here posted on /tg/ looking to recruit people to bring more activity to this board. To cut a long story short, I've been thinking about that thread a lot and have been feeling really nostalgic for "the good old days" recently, so I thought I'd check this place out. But it's been a long time since I did anything quest related. Is there anything I should be aware of regarding like... general posting etiquette that's changed in the past 7+ years?Also this might be foolish of me, but I was kinda thinking I might try my hand at running a quest myself. Any advice before I do that lol? Do people still do quests with dice or are they all freeform these days?
>>5672329>Do people still do quests with dice or are they all freeform these days?dice are still a thing yeah.basic etiquette as a player is don't be a shitposting dick. as for running a game, communicate with your players. let them know how often you plan to update/when, and if you have to disappear for a week let them know in advance. as to how much or how often you update, that's up to you. so long as the players know what to expect you can post once a week and still get an audience.
>>5672329I would lurk moar and read/vote in some modern quests before you try running your own, because best practices have changed a lot since /tg/. (Most notably, the majority of quests do longer updates 1x a day, not sessions of short posts like way back when. We don't usually get the traffic for sessions anymore.) Most quests still use dice in some form, though either way works. Player etiquette is still the same. Welcome back!
>>5672332>so long as the players know what to expect you can post once a week and still get an audienceReally? That's actually really good to know.>>5672336Yeah, I thought lurking was probably in order. Guess you need to walk before you can run.
Archive of the 'One Punch Man: A Monster Nobody Knows…' quest. Hope QM returns to us, this had potential.https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Gyoro%20Gyoro%20QM
>>5672329Remember: QST is a board that prides itself on its diversity. You'll get more players if your quest includes non-white, LGBTQ+ characters.
>>5672358Don't worry bro, I remember the secret sauce; make your female MCs lesbians, and you're sure to get lots of replies.
>>5672197>SchizoQM, Wuxian, and Prole all shut the fuck upCan someone TL&DR what's tthe deal with them? I see them all the time but am in the dark...Especially with Wuxian given I'm slapping my words on his~
>>5672368I dont know who Souv is but I'm starting to hate that faggot just because people fellate him so much here. Wux is some sort of elusive boogeyman that people blame their problems on. However, I think this is a good thing.I pledge my allegiance to Wux. Thy will be done master, come and deliver us unto a new age of dark rule! Thy will be done!/wux/onards will inherit the board.
>>5672372Souv is our local schizo. He is a mix of incredibly deep culture, knowledge of tropes and retarded autism making him a cultural landmark.When first confronted to Souvposting, one usually go through the phasis of wonder. What is that wall of text? What does it mean? Why did somebody wrote that? Does that anon need his med or did I learned something through convoluted writing that may or may not involve BDSM fetish?Wonder slowly turns into annoyance, either at his inability to stay on topic on more than 3 sentences, his occasional wall of texts or "experimental" quests.Annoyance turns into hatred. Until you realize the guy is completely chill and seems a genuinely wonderful human being.Then, comes acceptance. For the better or the worst, he's one of us. The embodiment of our inner autistic child that we all share here. He's a personification of a better shard of us than Wuxian.
>>5672329>Is there anything I should be aware of regarding like... general posting etiquette that's changed in the past 7+ years?I would say they've been constants since then, but we'll roll it into->I was kinda thinking I might try my hand at running a quest myself. Any advice before I do that lol? Do people still do quests with dice or are they all freeform these days?Summarized as a list-1. Make sure you have the time to invest and the interest in what you're running to keep it going for what can easily be months- if you don't like the idea enough to make it a long term deal, don't run it. Even a one-shot these days can take a month.2. Don't write any vote or write-in you don't want to. You're the Quest Master, you have unlimited Veto power. You don't have to cave to something stupid or impossible. That said-3. Respect your players. They're the ones that keep your quest from becoming a schizophrenic conversation with yourself or a web novel. If you treat them well, they'll treat you well, and if you don't, they'll fuck off. You don't need that these days. Once upon a time a QM called Somnius managed to piss off his playerbase repeatedly until none of them wanted him to come here anymore. 4. Communicate. This ties into 3, but if you vanish without a word, people won't like that, they'll assume you're dead, et cetera. Reputation means a lot when you're trying to cultivate an audience. If something's up, something's wrong, or you want to change something, say so. Finally-5. Don't fuck with other quests. This is the unspoken rule that ought not to have to be said. There's a lot of ways somebody can fuck with a quest, and what keeps us going in spite of that is that most people realize that there's absolutely no need to shit in anybody else's pond in this place where everybody can have their own pool. You keep the shitposting and bitching to /qtg/, and don't fuck with people's quests, period. This is all extremely basic, but you might be surprised how many people miss just the basic first steps and die out. As for mechanics, yes, Quests still use dice, and the most common "mechanic" is a simple Best of 3 roll-off. Variations exist, but generally speaking, mechanical complexity is best handled on the QM side rather than making people memorize rules, at least when it comes to primarily narrative quests.
>>5672329Run your quest, anon!
I'm currently running a Quest, and was for quite a long time - the thread is far away from the main page. Similarly, I'm at the perfect time to start a new thread (end of the in-quest day) and I have a problem with making a new thread...To be exact, I don't know what to include for the start. My quest has a lot of mechanics and a characters all offering the MC important ways of handling her(his~?) plans of escaping. I want to invite new players into the story, but I'm afraid of info dumping and scaring potential new players away. My question is: how can I start a new thread to make it appealing to new people, and not just keep the veterans?Thanks~!
>>5672384>SomniusFuck I forgot about him
>>5672368>SchizoQMThai degenerate that writes semi coherent horny quests in broken English. The most infamous being a quest where the MC makes cuckold humiliation porn with his dad's girlfriends.>WuxianLiteral faggot that spams corssdressing, trans, interracial gay sex "quests" and always abandons them after 2-3 posts.>ProleRetard that writes bad quests, asks for advice but refuses to accept any advice, then blames his players.>SouvAn insane person that writes esoteric quests no one understands, still more polite and likable than the other three.
>>5672412Our great elders. Our role models. Our wise men. The ones who's retardation we look at in awe and aspire to match. Women desire them, and men desire to be them
>>5672413The funniest part is, based on board's stats, one or two of them might be women.If that's the case, would men still desire to be them?
>>5672418>based on board's statsWhat stats? Stats about anons?! What magic method was used to establish the this fact of the matter?!
>>5672418I really hope you weirdos dont try to ERP with some the QMs, and judging by the amount of trans quests there are probably some who would desire to be them.>board's statsWhat are these stats I must see
>>5672407Just do whatever you want. Dont overthink it.
>>5672291It doesn't matter. What matters is transparency and consistency. Whatever schedule you choose, be upfront about it to your players (i.e tell them exactly when the next update/session is coming), and then stick to it religiously. Easier said than done but that's all you need to do.
>>5672412>>5672413The four pillars of /qst/
I've been lurking on /qst/ for a while now, and I seriously cannot believe I haven't found a single GOOD fantasy quest despite giving pretty much every half decent thread a look. Did I just miss it? What is so impossible about having one on this board?
Confess your /qst/ sins
>>5672448The dreaded real life prevents me for committing to my quest as much as I would love to.
>>5672447But there is one right there
>>5672447Be the change you want to see. Make a fantasy quest. It might not be GOOD (who are you kidding itll be dogshit) but youll be one step closer
>>5672447If the quest you want to exist isn't on the board, write it yourself. Become the QM of the quest you'd want to read.
>>5672447Did you try Valen? You might get filtered by the amount of threads.
>>5672448I railroad like a motherfucker
>>5672448I have left behind me a trail of dead quests that I have flaked on. They litter this board and its archives as bleached corpses under the sun
QM for the idol manager quest here, I need to focus on making money for a bit I apologize to my five loyal players
>>5672100Why can I post here >>5672525But picrel happens in my quest when I try to do the same?
>>5672506Thank you for the update. Also the wiki is down, can you restore it?
>>5672531Is it not obvious? Clearly this is an error of connection
>>5672495Tell me about zis need to 'flake', as joo call it, yes? Vhat drives joo to such lenghts to dissapoint ze players by leaving ze quests joo make to die?
>>5672531Try to post the text you wrote here as a test too, maybe some sort of overzealous filter is stopping what you wrote.
>>5672537And if that is what's happening, I guess you could screenshot the text and post it as an image.
>>5672128>discord trannies deleted my qtgI'll take revenge by starting twenty more troll quests then abandoning all of them
>>5672535I can post in this thread and in the quest using my phone but for some reasons I can't post my quest from my laptop despite being connected well enough to post in other threads. It seems a bit weird to me.
>>5672160Which will happen first?1. The end of the Russo-Ukrainian war2. Gnoll Quest 10
>>5672543>trying to impersonate wux
>>5672536I get an awesome idea, but when I actually make the quest it becomes not as awesome as I envisioned, usually due to poor planning, or getting bored of it, or because I'm just not good enough of a writer and quest designer to hook players, or because I realise my idea sounded a lot better in my head and is kinda dumb or very not fun, or because IRL things distract me or several other reasons. And then I just... lose interest in updating it and leave it to die.>>5672543I kneel
>>5672545Clear your cache and try again
>>5672547The real Wuxian shall return to us only after we slay the false prophets and purge their followers from the land
>>5672543Give em hell, king
>>5672537I get the same "Connection error." message if I try to post the update here.
>>5672506Aw man. I checked the catalog every day waiting for your return.
>>5672549I did that and this was the result. It doesn't count down.
>>5672552Could you put your update in a pastebin? I'm curious now and want to see if I can post it here if it's something specific to the text or to you.
>>5672559There you go https://pastebin.com/jBgShmBC
I've started a gladiator quest centered around a man singlemindedly obsessed with flails, like how many, many others are with swords. I have a chunky sala oriented combat system for it that I hope is fast and fun. The setting is a gonzo hellhole that would be horrifying to any well-adjusted human but the Flailer isn't capable of being traumatized by, as he's too obsessed with flails to care.>>5672124Maybe the Flailer will grow as a person and become a stronger gladiator. Maybe he'll suffer a painful death at the claws of an alien beast. Maybe he'll only be another stepping stone under the leg equivalent of a rising champion. Find out now, in Alien Arena Flailer Quest!
>>5672548Ich sehe, ich sehe. Ze fear of inadequacy, ja? Ze feeling of never being able to live up to ze standard you set for yourself, which in turn feeds ze negative reinforcement spiral zhat drives joo avay from your own kreation, makes it feel as if joo are not worzhy of ze attention. 'How kould zhese anons zhink my writing is good, when es ist schiesse?'.Many a man has fallen to zhe belief zhat zhey will never rival ze old masters. Vee are our own würst kritics, ja. So it is, so it is. Zhe Engram Knight, es ist one of yours, yes? Terrible shame zhat you no longer konsider it würth your time, or ze anons.Es ist important to remember: Before joo kan run, joo must learn to walk. Zhis applies to all hobbies und professions. Joo are not born a master, joo become one zhrough practice and patience.Maybe in zhe future joo should konsider running zomething to ze end, even vhen it starts to loose it's appeal to joo. A one-shot would do, zomething zhat you kould reasonably finish wizhin ze span of one or two treads. A simple story, with minimal complexity. Somezhing zhat would leeve you with just zhe little pride und confidence in yourself zhat you could begin to realize zhose grand plans of yours. At ze very least, zhat little accomplishment could brighten your day, und the days of ze fellow anons who played your quest.
>>5672267Come help us choose the right option for dealing with a rapey bandit. PEACE WAS NEVER AN OPTION. RIP AND TEAR.
>>5672506Don't worry we'll always be around. Come back soon!
>>5672562Yarp, I get connection error too. Clearly it's something in the text that 4chan doesn't like rather than anything actually with your connection.
>>5672581Apparently Souv is too powerful for 4chan, the template is the part that can't be posted.
>>5672570look, I'm not going to play a quest called "a loli in a labyrinth"
>>5672569The problem here is that all i ever run are oneshots which crash and burn. And I never try to make something amazing to rival the old masters, I only try to make something coherent and entertaining but it just doesnt have that spark. But dont worry, I try hard, and one day I hope to finally make a good quest, although it will probably sit on a hill of flaked dead quests
>>5672586What if I told you the loli was officially canceled and we're a big tiddy foxgirl?
>>5672592The only one I'll play is Elf Maiden, which technically isn't a loli quest since the MC is over a hundred years old.
>>5672534>Also the wiki is down, can you restore it?It's part of a subscription I had to cancel for now, I'll pay for it again in the future.
>>5672595Oh it's paid? Then don't worry about it. I'll settle for the archives.
>>5672592thats even worse>>5672594>read elf maiden OP>"youre a hundred years old elf whose only concern in life is men and having sexysex"what is this shit?
>>5672599It's much more fun and soulful than you think. The number of sex scenes that did happen was limited to once per thread.
>>5672584Hiroshimoot fear the vampire
>>5672599>what is this shit?Cute and funny
>>5672599Seventh of Twelve (Lagneia) has reached her second adulthood and has promised to bring the realms of Humes, Stouts, and the Children of Yggdrasil together again as they were in the age of the Dragon Kings. She will use her body if she must (in fact, yes please), and was a bit of a problem child in her youth, but her heart is in the right place. A bee has joined her in her journey as her familiar, seeking to return memories her halide has gathered to the World of Tree (through which gathered memories flow, carried by the bees).In the background, there is the Blight, the memory devouring fungal growth created by the primordial chaos to bring death to the World Tree. It devoured the continent to the north, which now is considered a wasteland, cut off from the nine lands whose roots are touched by Yggdrasil. There are also the machinations of the Golden Intellect in the background, an Ancient Elf once seated as one of the Eldest of Lagneia's home, who is not malevolent as much as pursuing knowledge without a care for ethics or human rights. Additionally, whispers of the Divine Spears, one of which Lagneia now possesses (the Lust Spear, bequeathed to her by its former wielder, a diplomat and mistress of the last Dragon King).Most immediately, however, byzantine politics and a noble hiring a mercenary who makes a habit of brutalized men he finds cute until they "admit" they are women and join his harem. When my workload lightens up in mid to late June, I'll be returning to run it.(Until then, yes, I am playing the Labyrinth Quest, and I think the Big Tiddy foxgirl is cute tbqh)
>>5672624Finally. A GOOD fantasy quest.
>>5672624That all sounds meh, the "save world by using your body" sounds retarded, and then you threw a tranny harem on top of it. Bruh. Thankfully for you, loli coomers have no standards.
>>5672543Not me.>>5672412>Literal faggot that spams corssdressing, trans, interracial gay sex "quests" and always abandons them after 2-3 posts.Not me. I get impersonated often, as in the post above. The reality is that I have finished 75% of my quests, and I have several with over 1k posts. It's archived, so stop typing bullshit.https://archived.moe/qst/thread/4198405https://archived.moe/qst/thread/4242683
>>5672624Smile and Optimism: RESTORED
>SchizoQM>Thai degenerate that writes semi coherent horny quests in broken English.SchizoQM comes to this board to practice a foreign language and succeeds in being a popular QM at the same time. That sounds commentable to me.
>>5672638>The reality is that I have finished 75%...Does that include the CSFD? That ending was... Abrupt, so to say. Honestly, how tf someone gets impersonated so much?! Didn't you mention you have copypastas written about you?>>5672624> All of it.Sounds fine. Add Cthulhu and Femboy-on-Femboy Yuri and I'm in.
>>5672592>big tiddy foxgirl...so I took a peek and she has a talking bird sidekick? Not bad I might lurk
>>5672624>She will use her body if she must (in fact, yes please)
>>5672753>>5672753>>5672753A new thread of Ring Grandpa: A Cultivation Quest is up. We're picking up from where we last left off, being chased by an angry man with a hatchet.
>>5672663For CSFD it ended with the MC's death, after I clearly announced that the MC would die if you fight and fail the rolls. I also gave the MC a machine gun, but the players preferred to fight with a crudely crafted spike. Maybe brutal and unforgiving, but I think I was fair, and that's a standard ending for a horror RPG.
>>5672447>I've been lurking on /qst/ for a while now>https://archived.moe/qst/search/image/VgMPmyFjYP3CAS23DKn8eQ/Things that make you go hmmm...>I'm still kinda sorta lowkey fixin' to run a Homestuck quest.
>>5672448My preference is short form or at least less committed quests, just for fun and not too serious. But now that threads last like 40+ days on average, I've had an aversion to running because of this duration and necessary commitment. People meme about real life here, but while at any given moment I could usually spare a week for a quest, it's not easy to spare a month+ of focus. So in the past it was like, "Eh, I have some free time at the moment, I'll make a quest!" but now it's more, "Erm... I'd like to make a quest now but really shouldn't, I'll have the free time in a month or two."
>>5672636?The mercenary is question is a piece of human trash. The tyranny harem dude is expressly evil, and is modeled after the triumphalism used by the Ottomans to demoralize the lands formerly held by Byzantium. Taking the sons of a village and bringing them back as (often castrated) dancing "girls" to rub it in the people's face that they've been conquered. While my take is definitely fetishized, it was that way in real life as well. The slave boys taking from Western Europe and force feminized by the Ottomons were so popular as dancers and "mistresses" among those boy lovers that the guilds of female dancers organized attempts at assassinating particularly popular dancing boys.But the TLDR is thay Mr. Forced Feminization is an out and out villain and will likely be killed at some point.
>>5672788Eastern Europe*. I somehow mixed that and "The West" while typing.
>>5672788You seem passionate about these matters.
>>5672788Neato. Real history weird af.
What's that best way to make your players want to genocide the bad guys race?
>>5672824Have them hurt our Wife(male), obviously!
>>5672824Give the race an inarguable and truthful reason to genocide the MC. Fluff to taste.
>>5672100Shilling timeTerminus, accursed realm of foresaken souls, wallowing in its own suffering.Step forth you Tyrant, conquer it and use its resources to wage your war, glorious and terrible, against the uncaring cosmos and the illusions of hope within it.And don't forget to get some minions along the way >>5662729
>>5672829Sounds good, but how do I make the players really hate these guys?
>>5672824Make them ugly
>>5672841I can't self insert to that
>>5672824Make them a bunch of perfect pretty mary sues, as a race. Bonus points for arrogant.
>>5672838Humans are not like honey badgers. In order to truly hate, first the human soul must care. The character can be given any reason for anything, it is usually divorced from initial player feelings and takes time to set in. On /qst/ players will go along with whatever seems in character first, unless it's waifus or powersets, then they'll toss their own hats into the ring. Players usually have to like the character first to hate what opposes them through the MC, but not always.Then players have to be given time to get attached to things, places and people they've spoken up about and said they like, and their immersion has to be decent. Players have to be involved in seeing value to their attachments, to know how best to do that DM 20,000 hours and rely on that experience.Torture, conquest, slavery, and rape are the go-to fantasy staples of the bog standard "enemy" race. The race should encompass qualities the MC will never find negotiable, ignorable, or irrelevant to their own views. Of course, it can't hurt to be a little more creative than those. The more specific you get the more likely it will be seen as you inserting your fetishes. If you must, it's a good idea to insert multiple fetishes, that way the excess acts like proxy fetishes to guard against them knowing your one true love is the cinnamon sweet heat of an apple pie.Optimally, the players are able to form their own goals independent of the world or QM given purpose. That too takes time. Providing chances to reward that agency to the natural directions the MC desires is simple and easy. First, read 52m words worth of archived quests to figure it out. Or just trust your social instincts and writing gut. Write them as you know what people hate, narcissism, egotistical, motherly if you have mommy issues fatherly if you've got daddy issues, etc.Timing and presentation permitting, you'll accomplish all of that. The heat their goals, they the iron ready to be struck. The race can now stand at odds by the simple principle of player desired progression.The gross, festering peoples whose petty emperor concubined the MCs wife and burned his children, who uses thousands of mana crystals to teleport his royal orc/dragon/prissy elf/ascended ancient/revealed to be the same race as the MC but MC never knew about/actual creator of the MC/mechalich/ piss into the MCs coffee every morning. With the enemies, all of that one race, having gained the goal of stopping whatever the players decide is fun. Should write itself after that.When a DM wants to have all of this at the start, they can "boat" the enemy, or boat the players somewhere else, and keep that race as background until it's time to drop dragons on their head.>This reply was generated by ChatGPT4, edited to include more piss.
>>5672824>What's that best way to make your players want to genocide the bad guys race?Place them into the same mindset as an actual person who is part of a deeply adversarial racial conflict. Their only interactions with said race are negative, their leaders and supporters openly attack their own social or racial group, any interaction with them they show contempt for the player on the basis of their cultural identity. The idea of letting bygones be bygones, or peaceful resolution, is seen by them as an impossible, or worse, humiliating option. In effect, it's either them or you. You can't really make people think that genocide was the desirable option- you have to present it, at least as far as the characters are told, as the only option, a regrettable outcome, but a better future was impossible without that drastic step.Otherwise people will see something as conclusive as genocide as wasteful and a serious overreach, senseless destruction for the sake of itself. It's all a moot point if players don't want to do it, though. If it's abstracted from themselves and the player character, they can just view it as numbers and politics. So a way to amp it up is to make it personal. Make it hurt. There's nothing that stokes the flames of violence and hostility quite like a need for vengeance, for justice.I like to set things in the context of examples, so let's do that. Let's say the player character is a member of a squad of garrison troops. Volunteers, not particularly disciplined, part of a country called Ilias, occupying another land called Rhem. The names are just funny mouth sounds, don't think about them, they're not the point. As far as the squad knows, they came to keep the peace and help the needy as the occupied country becomes part of a greater whole. The PC's childhood friend seems to be the truest believer in this cause, and the locals are cautious of the squad, but seem to accept their presence.Then the next week, the night after what seemed to be a good day where the squad helped fix some run down cottages for the local village, their interpreter leads a band of local Rhemen insurgents over to the Iliasan squad while they sleep, cuts their throats and hangs their bodies from the trees. The PC only escapes the same fate by having gone on an unexpected outing. The villagers insist they know nothing- but that claim is incredibly suspect.After having their trust in this other race burned so hard, would players keep the same mindset they had before? Maybe, it depends on how the story's gone and what other things happened, details on what happened and why, but even suspicions of betrayals are some of the most effective ways both historically and in fiction to make people hate like crazy.
>>5672409I've only heard of the guy in passing, and while I've tried to read his archived quests to really get the Somnius Experience™, I end up losing interest and just skip to the dumpster fire.
Yo, any of you know a good system for running a Power Rangers villain quest?
>>5672407Include a short recap of the relevant details at the beginning of Thread 2, and link it in the /qtg/. Make it clear that it's an easy jumping-on point.
>>5672448I broke my rule and wrote a couple updates while stoned. I think they turned out alright, though.
>>5672602It was better than expected, but any quest which focuses on what appears to be a little girl and her forever-wet 'cunny' is going to skeeve some people out by default.
>>5672824Makes them pathetic in some contemptible way, dangerous if left to their own devices, ungrateful in the face of mercy or altruism, and broadly unattractive. Bonus points if your Nazi-sympathetic players can easily headcanon them as evil joos somehow. See Supreme Space Monke Ruler for more advice, as players (albeit with a fair amount of samefagging) repeatedly voted to genocide, humiliate, enslave, betray, and prevent even the slightest redemption of a race of big-nosed hermphroditic capitalist space bugs.
>>5672824Make them Elves.
>>5672448I start a quest every time my old quest falls off the board even if I don't have the slighest clue what will it be about
>>5672409>>5672947Hey I still have many fond memories of his DBZ quest, it was one of the first quests that really got me into this board and hobby in general, and I would actually be happy if he returned in some form.
Cant decide if I should make a fantasy quest, I could use the creative outlet but knowing me ill just get bored and drop the quest. I only have like a 10% quest completion rate.
>>5673038Sounds like you made up your own mind already on what to do, or rather what not to do.
I’ve finally got a stable internet connection going, so PMD QUEST is back on the menu!Just updated it, too.>>5673063Indie needs help deciding what to do at 4 in the morning. If you wanna, go nudge him in one direction or another.
just found out that>yet another Bleach quest is permanently abandonedwhat a cursed franchise to base your quest around. I think there are only three longform quests that have ran 'till the end for Bleach, that being SSQ, GHQ, and NYFLNNso long and thanks for the fish, Trippy, if you even lurk in /qtg/
>>5672772I'll play a homosuck quest
>>5672568Based Flailer, one day I too will wield the Flail.
I am trying to get into a quest to follow.I liked>Monkequest (first five threads mostly)>Batquest>Nationquest>Untamed Civilization Project>Renovatio Imperii >Space Civ QuestAny sugs?
>>5673135camp quest is picking up some steam right now
>>5673135True Alt. History and maybe The Fall of Hyrule might be up your alley. potential the Sira series, too.
>>5673044No? I have to decided yet. What an odd post.
>>5672947Read the final thread of his Avatar Quest>>5673007Kill yourself somnius
>>5673178>Read the final thread of his Avatar QuestHere, if you are lazy.https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2017/1143394/#p1144493
>>5672654Damn straight. Diversity makes QST strong. We welcome our south asian brothers. Fuck nazis and fuck racism.
>>5673194Okay, fine. But only because nazi military uniforms are much sexier than they've got any right to be.
>>5673178The funny thing is that wasn't even the first Avatar quest he did where he just killed the player character out of nowhere.https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2014/34372102/#p34377168This one's funnier imo because it wasn't just a case of getting a boulder chucked into the guy's face, instead, an utterly impossible in-setting feat surprise kills the QMC and the only option to not die was to beat a DC 99 dice check, and then the vote after it was laying down and dying. It was such complete horseshit that he resumed the quest- only for it to just go out with a whimper later anyways.
>>5673218Oh shit I even meant that one kek, I guess I got the wrong earth bending Avatar Quest where he kills the MC.
Join us as Deianira Hippomedion and her squad map out a battle plan against a herd of roving centaurs! This is the first pitched battle of the quest and a great time to jump in for new players.>>5673020
Are there any quests that have a first person narrator? Do they work or no?
>>5673226yeah, there's been a couple.they do okay. some people find it off putting but imo its not a big deal.
>>5673239but third person never really works. first and second do fine but third person always falls flat.
>>5673178>Kill yourself somniusRude.
>>5673240The most popular quest in the world uses third person
>>5672638The discord cabal has chosen you as its lolcow. You'll be relentlessly trolled no matter what you do
>>5672100>QM QuestionI should have expected it, but having goblins sing once led to goblins singing quite a bit. My feelings were a bit mixed, because it became clear that if I had an option related to song, it would be chosen. Everything worked out as the quest went on though.>General QuestionFundamentally, a lot of players are just here for particular QMs and quests. They can't be blamed really when you have low effort spam and high effort flakes. Only freaks enjoy a bowl of spam and flakes.If the board was more lively I'd likely only be doing a session of really small updates back and forth with replies at the weekend though.The deadness enables a slow burn that wouldn't be possible if the board was more lively. It also enables a sea of corpses though.The King's Trial of Quiet continues in The Goblin King is Bored!>>5673306Quiet still haunted by the obtuse animals, the Twiddle Twins Dee and Dum, comes across a village like a gutted fish.
>>5672788New quest idea: You're an Eastern European dancing boy who was ENSLAVED and FORCIBLY FEMINIZED by a powerful ottoman sultan!
>>5673327It does sound like a fascinatingly weird time period and life story to explore, unironically.
>>5672638Quit lying wux. We know you're responsible for Wholesome Pattaya Retirement Quest
>>5673334There was an ottoman harem girl quest that didn't go anywhere
>>5673340I think I vgauely remember it. Didn't QM just flake?
>>5673341Ya it got a lot of replies then the qm disappeared
>>5673327Don't tempt me into running more retarded shit.
>>5673327Once I finish my current feminization escape quest... It's a neat ground to explore next.Just add a little mystery/politics, and... Hohoho~
>>5673354Will the sultan be an ugly bastard or a sexy hunk?
>>5673357I lean into a sexy femboy sultan that secretly wants to be part of the harem of a hunk soldier of his, but cannot due to his station. With struggle coming in the way of handling the bratty, sexually flustrated sultan and keeping the nation afloat by 'managing' the key policial figures of varying body shapes and colors so that we can stay *maybe* take over the nation with sultan being a figure head. With a possible quasi-yuri/sisterhood between two femboys with sultan, with bonding over the boys and cruising (illegally) through town dressed as sexy girls. Just an early draft tho (like 2 min of thinking)
>>5673354>>5673357>>5673361Why not run this quest on akun where it belongs, instead of shitting up /qst/ with creatively bankrupt ERP?
>>5673363>creatively bankruptIs it unoriginal? Oh, here I thought I got something unique. ;_;
>>5673363/qst/ has a higher ratio of femboy/trans/crossdressing quests than akun
>>5673365At this point noble hero summoned to kill the demon lord played straight is more fresh.>>5673367Does it really count when most never go beyond a few replies and fewer still go to thread #2?
I have NO idea what quest to run.
>>5673372Those are trap Trap Quests and they don't count. Just one anon (probably) trying to annoy others with them. Wouldn't be surprised if it was some far-right sicko trying to sow anti-trans/crossdressing sentiment.Ofc, I might be mistaken, then I'm sorry.
>>5673372>Does it really count when most never go beyond a few replies and fewer still go to thread #2?That's most quests
>>5673388See >>5673327>>5673389>Wouldn't be surprised if it was some far-right sicko trying to sow anti-trans/crossdressing sentimentMost likely explanation
>>5673389>>5673392A plausible explanation, but a true troll or even many lesser trolls only have a political affiliation insofar as it aids trolling.Though, it must be a stupid or more likely low effort one, since anti-trans/crossdressing sentiment blossoms quite naturally all on its own by mere proximity. (Hilariously on this site, crossdressers were more well received before becoming approved by corpos and governments)Like the furry hate of days of yore, or the events that led to the still present ban on a particular brand of cartoon equines, it is not from others that dislike and even hatred grows.As in most things, people have nobody to truly blame other than themselves. Regular ordinary people don't get the following a lolcow gets after all.But I've strayed quite a bit from quests in this monologue.For the record, for the pro-trans/etc... Trolls have a few low effort shitposts for you too.Having a dedicated troll play your quest normally might be a more gratifying feat than drawing out lurkers, come to think of it.Trolls after all, are humans who crave entertainment, well the ones that aren't doing it because they're butthurt themselves that is.Took a casual glance at the catalogue and really it isn't as bad as all that. A few too many legit quests abandoned if anything.
>tfw have a quest idea but too preoccupied to ever write it downOne of these days. I'll set up a pastebin and everything, or else my momma gay
>>5673327What about a quest where you're an Eastern European girl who was enslaved and forcibly masculized?
>>5673406>people don't hate other people for no reason, they must have done something to be hatedWhat a hilariously naive way of looking at the world, but ok.
>>5673458Yet, people always have a reason. It might be justified or a phantom, from within or without, a figleaf for a desire or a trauma.Even the flimsiest of reasons is still there. It is not naive to believe in cause and effect rather than believing that things happen 'just because'.Sometimes that 'something' that people do to be hated is exhibitionism in a children's playpark, sometimes that 'something' is whistleblowing and rocking the boat, disturbing people's nice fat bribes. Sometimes that 'something' is your eyes being a bit too close together or too far apart. Sometimes its because the guy is a tiny little man always picking fights because he can't handle being a manlet. Varied and endless are the reasons, petty and grand.If anyone is naive, it is you who thinks that hatred is a magic mind plague that just randomly appears in people's heads.Having at least a little grasp on cause and effect helps with writing you know.
>>5673453>>5673453>>5673453The Graverobber's Daughter continues! Chlotsuintha must not only continue to conduct her business under tightening time constraints, but now in the presence of the Inquisition! >5672100>What are some moments that your player's decisions have shocked you, positively or negatively?Well, there was the time that players decided to put the PC of the Quest in mortal danger for a small bonus to a complicated series of rolls on an OPTIONAL challenge, then failed on the very first one of those rolls, needlessly ending the quest.
>>5673475If that's how you wanna look at it, then alright, I'm not gonna argue. But I disagree, and lets leave it at that.
>>5673497I agree to disagree.Besides>>5673488This comment holds more within it than we mere mortals could hope to reach.How can any dare to continue faced by its absolute finality?
>>5673225The Fates favor you, noble Lesches.
>>5673475Truth. There are also those with an inborn or learned proclivity to simply hate as avdefault response to novelty, I think. Caution of the unknown or usual and a preference for the familiar can quickly morph into disgust and loathing. There's a still a reason there, just not always a clear or rational one.
>>5673475>>5673547Is it the truism convention? Are we really mudding up the word 'reason' to the point it's meaningless? Please, let's not fall into undergrad level philosophy here. We use words for reasons and using them like this is counterproductive.Is it true we have reasons for everything? Probably.Is there any use in saying X has a reason to hate Y where the reason is something banal, simply because it's a 'reason'? I disagree.Let's not dig ourselves a hole out of meaningless words. Are you logically consistent? Probably. Does language work like that? Almost certainly, No. Don't dig deeper than life allows, so far you are constrained to life. Says philosophy shill.
>>5673516Kind words, anon, but I’m still just a poor facsimile of the real deal. In two months I’ve learned a lot (I now know Deucalion from Deiphobos), but I have a long way to go.Also, I’m confident I’ve solved half of the “divine grandpa” mystery but can’t work out why Nikon and Nira have gold-flecked eyes but their parents didn’t. Can’t help but feel that we simply never got the requisite information needed to figure it out.
>>5673435Very unique and very original
>>5673475i'm gonna farnk some texxt all over ur repussy HNNNeuropsychology has observed enough circumstances to achieve the highly enlightened consensus that hatred is mostly an aggression ticker being fed by multiple sources at reinforcing habitual intervals. Then natural element to it exists in genetic propensities, lead poisoning factors acknowledged to minify statistical drift. Simplifying the neurgarbogook, when the ticker of the behavior hits a chemical breakpoint and reinforces itself by habit it's reasonably different enough from natural aggression. Taking the soul out if it, the brain's exchanging its chemical energy for the benefits of satiety and reassurance and to effectively prepare itself for battle. Notably, those don't universally serve gaining pleasure, or necessarily safety.To the brain the opposite of hatred isn't love, it's starvation, indecision, and loss. B^U. Being trapped, being attacked, threatened survival, threatened autonomy, they're not mere perceptions to the brain, they're active-reactive stimulus that has to be identified, met, and dealt with. Much like how lurkers with certain SME knowledge of a subject will not queue themselves into it, evasion works too. Hatred can then "be said" to act more like a habit formed cure, with its feedback loop being applied to succeed in meeting that definition on the short term. Which sounds funny when compared to what people talk about in conventional terms. That's just the base level though, it gets much more complex when the brain is doing more than self motivating its survival instincts, which if you're alive means most of the time.Source matters and it doesn't, the spectrum of primal (survival mechanisms) mixed with higher thought, bounced through individual personal experiences (say, a near drowning creating thalassiaphobia, which can go beyond its origin fear and become a genuine hatred of the sea) and more "naturally" apparent origins in defense mechanisms. Such as spiders, seeing the deformed/diseased, the uncanny valley, someone or something hitting your forehead and triggering the rage defense that exists specifically under that part of the skull in mostly that area (which strangely does not exist for, say, getting your arm ulnar nerves hit [for most people]), and more. There is something like "natural" hatred, but how granular you want to be to get at what's all carried by largely the same mechanisms is a matter of taste and not science. A baby can be born with a predisposition to hatred by genetics, not so different than a liability to specific addictions, because it's just one of dozens of functional behaviors carried by genetics in the first place. One that our mammal origins has determined to be useful.
>>5673642If you want a philosophical spin, should you wanna determine what a natural or non-societally dependent hatred is, it's fairly irrelevant to the practical human condition. Everyone is born with the map to the treasure, some have been given, by chance or natal heavy metal blessing, more of that map than others, and they will find their way easier. Is the map hatred? Is the treasure hatred? Is the journey there, hatred? Is it all of it, none of it, or a specific constituent chem/gene we can point our dicks at and say "we gottem boys!"? Who holds the soup in this metaphor? Hint: It's not Kojima. Personally, I think It's peanut butter.It's one of too many kinds of things that due to the way we define things in general, in English particularly, that makes its basic details infinitely rearguable without specialized terms, lens limits, and defined goals. So what's the right take away? That's right, humanity is capable of unlimited hatred. Is this relevant? Nope. Your time has been wasted. Should've played quests instead. That's what you get for reading text walls in the QTG.tldr: Goat cum creates a different texture in waffle mixes than traditional protein powders. It's hard to decide what's better. Flavor actually doesn't change much. I've determined the expense to be woefully insufficient to the result.
Asoiaf quest when??
>>5673620I'd expect to have some fun with it, but no idea if it would even find an interested playerbase.
>>5672100> QM QuestionI once ran a quest in a haunted spaceship, and because of some time fuckery the MC ended up on the ship before the evil fuckery had started. They met the ship's psychologist, who I only intended to serve as exposition and show how before the Event the ship was perfectly normal.Then the players decided to sit down and have a session with him. "So, doctor, I've been seeing weird things that I don't know how to explain," and etc. It was completely unexpected.Don't get me wrong, if you are seeing monsters and think you're travelling through time, seeking professional help is exactly the right choice, it just never crossed my mind they'd do that.
>>5673563This isn't the place to get into the weeds of it, but when I tackle this subject in quests I do so in the same way I do in real life to some extent: if there is a reason for an animosity -- even a banal one, a basal-instinctive one, or an irrational or unreaosnable one, there is a lever you can manipulate to repair the relationship. It's not always worth it, but it's possible. If a hate was really utterly fixed and random, it makes it hard to impossible to remedy except through destruction, and it makes people and events far more difficult to understand.
>>5673746People like tomboys plenty, and FtM crossdressers and trans people (or whatever you'd classify a forcibly masculinized person as) tend to garner more sympathy and less suspicion and aggression than MtF.
I'm pretty new to this whole /qst/ thing, only did one or two abandoned threads in the past because I didn't plan anything at all. This year I decided to actually plan things and am trying to do a quest based on the Rance universe (>>5673394 feel free to join even if you know nothing about the series btw, the quest is just starting and the series' setting isn't too complicated), and I was wondering if it was normal to perfectly envision some mid to late game story beats, but have big trouble imaging what to have the players do early game, and have that stuff be interesting? I mean I have some plans thought out in my head, but it doesn't really feel super exciting compared to the late game stuff.
>>5673779Well maybe after this current quest, I'd consider making it if people cared. If nothing else it'd be some goofy fun for a few days.
>>5673801I promise to check out at least the first few updates if you do, and to give it a go to see if I like it. What's your current quest?
>>5673808Troll quest, similarly goofy fun
>>5673810Oh man, I've been enjoying that one!
>Make ending post of a popular game with unique mechanics that I hope people have interesting thoughts on>Only reply is the powergamer who plays a fucking Gnome crying and whining (again)
>>5673791>but have big trouble imaging what to have the players do early gameSet a goal for them. Doesn't have to last until the end, just something to motivate and get them interacting with the world.Having some ideas for later is nice but you also need to think on you're feet, the longer it goes for the higher your players will do something unexpected.
>>5673825Good advice. I feel like I lost sight of my goal, initially so i'm a bit worried about me and my guys.
>>5673823>Bananas passive-aggresively whines about his toxic players not being properly appreciative in the QTG, again
Once I finish my current quest I will probably rip Banana's mechanics wholesome into a my own skirmish-lite quest.
>>5673847That sounds like a good idea I'll do that too
>>5673851WE ARE SO BACK!!!
>>5673835It was just a meme damn.>>5673847>>5673848Please do. I love fucking around with dice curves and mechanics. TTRPG mechanics have essentially been my hobby for the past 10 years so I have a lot of experience with them- the trick isn't getting a lot of mechanics to work together, that's easy, the trick is to get one mechanic to do everything and it still works, that's the fun part.I do hope we can have some good discussion on mechanics on /qst/ every once in a while because people talk way too much about politics or God forbid, waifu sex, instead of actual GAMES
>>5673855Politics and waifu sex are 90% of games though. Mechanics are just one of many tools to guide the writing.
>>5672448I am a chick and have been operating as a male for as long as I’ve been on /qst/.Not on purpose, no one ever asked, and I’m in too deep to ever out myself. I gave my readers enough hints that I thought they’d be tipped off at some point, but I guess I’m too autistic for anyone to see past my magnificent ruse. But there’s no way in hell I’ll out myself of my own volition. Being a femoid on /qst/ is a recipe for you or your quest to get fucked with somehow. And yet… the pressure of maintaining the masculine guise remains overbearing.
>>5673871>I gave my readers enough hints that I thought they’d be tipped off at some pointlmfao
>>5672100>How do you feel about the future of the board and what have you done to try and improve it?Honestly this board should just die already, nearly half the board is threads below a hundred posts and about a third to half of the board has threads that haven't had a update in three days or more and mostly consist of less than a hundred post threads.
>>5673871>I gave my readers enough hintsTypical woman.
>>5673859The three pillars of my quests are:1. Political manoeuvring2. Combat/assassination3. Love and sexSo at least a solid 66% politics and waifu sex, can confirm.Friendship and succession-planning are in there, too, but probably fall under the auspices of the other categories>>5673871If you accidentally established yourself as masculine, why is it now overbearing to just keep posting as you used to? Shit, the people who try to troll me here still think I'm a Jew who got Blacked, and they'll probably, hilariously, continue to assume that forever simply because I never dump more biographical info than I feel like.
>>5673871>I am a chickYeah, we knew.>I gave my readers enough hintsUnnecessary, we always knew.
>>5673881It’s just tiresome to keep policing how autistic I have to behave and talk in order to maintain the guise for as long as I have. Still, there are more benefits to remaining a man rather than a woman on any board (even in spite of the scant femQMs that exist). Niggers like >5673880 who would chomp at the bit to make some lame sexist jokes don’t really make the idea of being a femQM very appealing at all. Not a feminist— it’s just tiresome after the 50th “lol woman” joke. I’m probably just going to stop giving a fuck soon or later and just let the cards fall where they may. >>5673886It’s…unironically over…>inb4 ID changed
>>5673888>It’s…unironically over…If anon doesn't name you or your quest, he's bullshitting, 1post femanon.
>>5673888Nobody cares. There have been other women QMs and nobody cared about it.Far more believable you're some dude larping as a woman, in fact, or someone just shit posting.
how is this place for running quests?
>>5673888Life as refrain is tiresome, certainly. More in pretend. Allocating mental resources to 2-3 aggravations in expectations in unison evenly runs a high tab for the fragile sakes its governed by. Ignoring the dumb niggers making lame sexist jokes has its limits, eventually you make versions your own and stop caring about anything or anyone. Trolling, at least, will remain for anyone putting themselves out there for the anti-social to attach themselves to. True whether man, woman, or donkey.>>5673891It's not the worst.
>>5673892hows the speed? realistically can I get at least 3 votes in 20 mins?
>>5673893On a fanfiction quest or after having built up a responsive userbase, it's possible.
>>5673894I see. its been awhile since I last wrote anything but I'll give it a try again.
>>5673891It has its moments. I appreciate the ease of hopping into it, the bare bones nature, the (relative) lack of ego which comes with the widespread anonymity, and the lax moderation allowing me to explore themes that would get people looking at me sideways in other spaces. The occasional trolls and raiders put me off. You have to take anti-fraud measures if you're running anything semi-serious and popular. The neonazis are sometimes frustrating, but to be expected.I sometimes wonder if I'd stick around if it weren't for the nostalgia, but my best (?) and certainly longest work of continuous writing took place here. I'll probably never leave /qst/ for good until it dies, but I'm often tempted to try other forums as well.
>>5673893Usually no. This site is better given to updating once or twice a day than in rapid sessions.
>>5673888> Literally has problems with sexism and disadvantageous social myths.> Says n-words and isn't a feminist.???If you want stuff to get better, why tf are you normalsing behavior that bites our hands? I don't want to get political, but this is counterproductive and straight up makes things worse. ...It also of reeks insecurity and desire to belong to a crappy people; and that speaks volumes how you perceive us. Fair, but: No need to sell yourself to such a cheap god. There is no shame to admitting to supporting feminism when it's obviously needed. Similarly, from my - arguably medictore - experience here, people are on the progressive side and tend to listen to requests. Hell, even trolls over here tend to be more tender, possibly due to low general support... Saying n-words only emboldens them.Also, don't listen to those who say it's not relevant. If you want to be known, it's relevant in by itself.
another question, Is story driven quest ok here?
>>5673900yeah, hell its usually preferred
>>5673901ok. thats good to hear.
>>5673900I think it depends on the subject matter and character focus. Honestly, they tend to be more enjoyable than those straying from it whenever the QM is honing in on their desired presentation.I can't think of anything wrong with it by default, there've been many non-gamelike quests without dice, character or plot driven.
>>5673888>I'm a women>YWNBAWOr.>I'm a women>Ok, so i have a question about magic whale bone dust.
>>5673888I am also a femQM. I see no point in constructing some kind of elaborate ruse-- if you're a regular 4chan user you're malebrained enough already to skate by, and I have no idea why you'd tell your players about your personal life regardless of gender. Just chill out and run your damn quest.>>5673880kek>>5673891Comfy.
>>5673893Also, no, if you're looking for high-speed questing this isn't the place for it. If you set your expectations correctly it's still fun and fine.
>>5673899Speak for yourself. I will never ever play a quest run by a femoid. If a femoid votes on my quest, I abandon the quest within milliseconds.But yeah seriously I can't see how gender would even come up in QMing. Most players care about the quest way more than the QM's life.
>>5673900I would even risk saying being plot driven is necessary. Assuming that choises are present, and it's not just a fanfiction of course.Imo the best quests should always orbit around their story (and especially around it's characters), with choices always somehow pushing things forward, or contextualisng the greater whole.
>>5673888>>5673908Women of 4chan do you actually bleed every month or is that yet another excuse to be lazy
>>5673226Yes, but my quest is incredibly autistic so I would recommend not reading it.
>>5673912Maybe that's what that means. The players are starting to figure it out from the pattern of missed updates...
>>5673912I do. It's messy and often debilitatingly painful. 0/10 would not recommend
>>5673910>But yeah seriously I can't see how gender would even come up in QMing. In my personal option Questing is as much about community as it's about the words themselves. And...>Most players care about the quest way more than the QM's life....That's indeed true, but the QM wants to be recognized in their work too. When the 'norm' is that everyone is male it creates a barrier between girlQMs and their works. It's alienating. To men it could be petty, but it's really just wanting to be on equal footing with others, who are in a way represented be the norm.
>>5673918>it creates a barrier between girlQMs and their worksSpeak for yourself lol. I splooge my girl POV all over my quest and nobody cares. I think you just need some higher self-esteem.
>>5673912...how can that be an excuse to be lazy, exactly? Am I missing something?
>>5673890Believe or don’t believe. I just wanted to get it off my chest and that’s that. >>5673892Wisepost. Based and fuck-you pilled. >>5673899I honestly just got a little heated and let impulse get the better of me. That was literally the first n-bomb I’ve ever thrown on this board. I don’t tend to use that word often and hate using it most of the time, but I see how that could embolden trolls.I believe men and women have their own roles in the world. Each has only something that they can do in the sense that one compliments the other. What I hate is the idea that one sex is somehow better or worse than the other, since I have had a lot of men in my life tell me what I could and could not do. That certain accomplishments were only possible as a result of women being good at clerical tasks and whatnot. And That women are only good for bearing children and are property of the man (these people think that unironically. I should note that they are worse off than I am and are total losers.)So the internet is an escape in a sense. >>5673908You have bigger (nonexistent) balls than I do. Based for not going the elaborate-ruse route. I have no intention of spilling about my personal life. I just wanted to get the shit off my chest like I mentioned. >>5673912Inconvenience. Hate it. Fuck that shit. >>5673910Too late. I voted on yours.
>>5673918It might influence how a FeMC is written, though I'm not sure that's foolproof. I know women who write their OCs and PCs as unstable ogle-ready sexpots with big bazongas, and men who write women with depth, nuance, and little to no sexualization. Still, I have trouble imaging a woman writing SOME of the thirstier and more stereotypical quests in the catalogue, nd I have to assume MOST women would write a lady better than I tend to.
>>5673914So thats the "hints" she was mentioning>>5673921My sisters stay home and sleep in bed all day when they have periods. But my mom doesnt
>>5673921Anon, have you ever heard of shitposting?
>>5673899>on 4chan>gets surprised when people say the nword
>>5673926I have the feeling that there is a significant amount of people here who have never touched the other boards and exclusively use this one
>>5673871I don’t see anything wrong with that.And maybe the players noticed but chose to not bring attention to it, to avoid making you uncomfortable or otherwise out of respect for you as a QM.I suppose I can see where there may be friction between you wishing for acknowledgment or validation or something like that, without wanting the circumstance to become a focus of a bothersome shitpost chain, or worse.I hope you find what you seek, be it here to elsewhere.
>>5673920>I splooge my girl POV all over my quest and nobody cares.I talk about the general problem of girls having to face sexism and other obstacles that are simply absent to men. I'm incredibly glad you overcame such hinderences.>I think you just need some higher self-esteem.Hey! I have it a plenty. I will flaunt my girl(male) addiction everywhere and shamelessly~But it's about the general trend, sadly. It's just tougher to be a GirlQM than male. >>5673922>Believe or don’t believe. I just wanted to get it off my chest and that’s that. It's completely fine, sister. Go on~>So the internet is an escape in a sense. Yeah for many of us... It can get tough out there and I can't even imagine what it must be like for you, sorry. Hope you feel at ease here.
>>5673924It varies a lot between women how painful and bloody it is. I have moderate bleeding, but some months the cramping is so bad I literally can't stand up. I assume it's similar to being kicked in the balls, except it can go on for 1-2 hours before the Advil kicks in.Which is all to say that your mom might be the lucky one (or just have menopause?), and your sisters probably aren't faking it. Try to have a little empathy.
>>5673933I am >>5673915 to be clear.
>>5673933>just have menopause?Yeah its probably this>Try to have a little empathyNo
>>5673918Like how 2/3rds of royal road authors think they're being subtle when they hide their profile gender but the work they write involves characters actually showing more than one emotion per chapter without falling apart into cringe. OR, none at all but aaanger and lance harddick energy for multiple chapters. Not all that hidden, buckos!Not as relevant, and skill can mask it in either direction, but geeze there are some creators who really think they can fool experience forever. Like they're missing their own perception checks when they review their work. I remember when Itagaki Paru had an interview where, prior to their relative success, they'd tried to pretend to be a male mangaka as part of distancing themselves from their fathers admittedly massive influence. And while people didn't know they weren't related originally, she was somehow impressed that everyone knew she was a woman before any reveals at all. What was she write/arting at the time? Beastars. Like, fuck me. How did you think this, are you anime-tier oblivious? It'd be adorable if it weren't so concerning.Yet it's quite common, there are similar establishments of a healthy writer & reader distance for numerous reasons. And, you know, closeness to an audience isn't necessarily good for everyone. Aloof can be good, at best even energizing. But still, ya know? Still. Using Beauty and the Beast as a relationship diagram for more than three characters... really gives it away now matter what kind of creator they are. I forgot why I replied.
>>5673926>>5673925I did heard. Yet I disagree we should be validating them here. Its a surefire way of making /pol/ rejects feel at home. Nobody wins if that happens. I just don't want to have newcomers feel like they need to say it to belong... Which happens a lot on 4chan.
I am this guy >>5673912 btw
>>5673938saying the n word and spamming low quality /pol/ bait threads are two very different thingsAn insult, nothing more. Unless it becomes a significant portion of your vocabulary.
>>5673871>look I posted it again!
At this point I think the majority of what I personally consider high quality quests on 4chan are QM'ed by women based on what I play.No, I'm not telling which ones.
>>5673899Fuck off nigger
The only thing I'm curious about: Do women QMs exclusively write female protagonists?
>>5673967Can attest it's not true. Actually the opposite is often true more close to the fact of the matter. Look for emotionally intelligent pansexual men/boy Protagonists~
>>5673937>Using Beauty and the Beast as a relationship diagram for more than three characters...That's my fetish and I write it whenever I get the chance and I neither am or want to be a woman. Also, I don't even write quests, I just roleplay online.
>>5673969Sounds like a woman to me.
This is 5chinz, a hub of autism. The reason anons don't want people going "look at me, I'm a girl" is because it can draw attention away from the actual writing due to the terminally online segment of users who are inclined to orbit, the propensity for chicks to seek said attention, and the leftist attitudes that come with the average f*moid mind. I doubt anyone has complaints beyond that; the quality of the qst, its characters & worldbuilding, are what is important.As for people saying nigger, this is one of the last bastions of free speech on the internet, & when the truth is allowed to propagate, it always wins out. Hence why /pol/ is as it is. Plus if you haven't noticed, a lot of people are niggers, black or not. If a word has such power as to be forbidden to you, reassess your priorities.Since there are FemAnons popping up here, what is your advice for writing women, besides obviously not oversexualizing them?
>>5673967Do male QMs exclusively write male protagonists?
>>5673976No. Nearly half of my protags are female (2 female / 3 male)
>>5673974Leftist ideas is what created the idea of Questing in the first place. Similarly, it's such a naive post. Truth as an idea in of itself is something nobody looks for. It's all just bloodgames between teams here with no interest in any form of measurable reality. There is no academic debate with sources, it's just reassuring each other's biases. Nothing. Else. Also, I wonder if average/qst/ user looks forward more to ideas of 'leftist' minded people or of someone who calls women 'femoids'. . .>>5673976The only proper answer.
>>5673955>No, I'm not telling which ones.Well that's no fun. What if somebody's looking for high quality quest recommendations?>>5673967No. The exact metric is impossible to tell for sure because most QMs wisely decide that their biology let alone the greater details of their actual person are of no concern to their audience, but based solely on people I know, the answer for something as black and white as "exclusively" is a definitive no. >>5673974>what is your advice for writing women, besides obviously not oversexualizing them?I am not in the group you asked for answers from, but you would honestly be served well just by going and talking to them or being around them. There's certain social and conversational quirks that are hard to explain without coming across as a weirdo who overanalyzes basic social patterns, but come across easier the more accustomed you are to seeing and comprehending them. Less a case of "X never does Y" and more "X says Y but in a different way than Z." It's not as easy as just saying to go look, of course- there's a reason whole books are written on how to communicate with the opposite sex, and counselors to help communication between people who ostensibly should know each other very well.You shouldn't be afraid of sexualization, though. Sexual drive is so universal that when characters don't have any whatsoever, it sticks out as strange if there's no in-character justification (this refers to things as basic as attraction or appreciation of characteristics, not just dick bobs vagene) such as, say, they're an emotionless android, they're an ascetic that has rejected such things, whatever. The problem with oversexualizing isn't really the sexualization part, it's having nothing but that, basically having a pin-up poster instead of a character. Sometimes this is fine. A background character does not need several paragraphs of background saying why she dresses like a harlot, and the reasoning for a more significant figure can even be extremely simple or plain, but if there's nothing there but sexualization with a proper character, when the hormones fade and you have to think or consider something, if there's nothing else, there's an empty space where there ought to be somebody you know something about or care about.
>>5673218>and the only option to not die was to beat a DC 99 dice checkWhy everyone dismiss the pillar option?
>>5673983No. It's been like 4 threads and I don't think I ever explicitly defined the protags gender. (My players have not caught on to this)>>5673983I will respond to you once politely and with good intent even though you are almost certainly baiting.The entire reason I go to this website is because it's one the last places on the internet where you can enjoy something without too much condescension. Besides for a few autistic shitfits over things that (rightfully) don't matter at all, people here really aren't that judgy. Wanna run a cunny quest? Go ahead. Wanna put some leftist ideas in your civ? Sure. As long as the QM cares about the quest and runs it with relatively good intentions, then most players will reciprocate by engaging. If you don't like this type of content, you are also of course free to not engage.This is the precise reason why I find posts like yours annoying. I'm not going to rehash the whole "girls on the internet" thing since it isn't strictly a gendered issue. If you go to an anonymous website fuss over the fact that people aren't noticing you for [INSERT REAL LIFE FEATURE HERE], whether that be your job, gender, educational background, or political leaning then you got the wrong website buddy. It is funny that you complain about sexism on this board when you could avoid it entirely by *not* hinting at your personal life like most other QMs seem to pull off without issue. Most people here don't really care about leftism/rightism/feminism unless you make a concerted effort to bait it out of them. I don't care, they don't care, and not caring is probably the reason why they haven't caught on to your hints in the first place.
>>5673970>>5673937>chicks dig beastly guys>guys dig the idea of being beastly I remember reading an article about how in games like Smash Bros. or League of Legends, with big rosters and wherein a player is encouraged to "main" a smaller number of characters, most women and girls tend to play attractive female humanoids, and most men and boys tend to select... Cool/scary nonhumans, especially monsters. It's also certainly a dynamic I've observed in online roleplay communities, and I KNOW a lot of that transfered into ERP in the private chats. Maybe says something about male/female self-perception and socialization? Women subconciously seeking to be beautiful and desired, men striving to escape their humanity altogether, and to be objectified in their own way? Come to think of it, I guess "beauty and the beast" dynamics crop up in all three quests I've run here... Hm.I'm getting dangerous Souvarine-esque in the estoric psychological speculations, here, though.https://youtu.be/NJ2regeDoJw
>>5673990Get a load of this fag, actually ENJOYS quests.If you're not on /qst/ and doing quests out of either hatred or irony, you're doing it wrong.
>>5673967Seems unlikely. Female authors don't all write exclusively female main characters. Some of my favourite anime and manga star male MCs and are written by ladies.>>5673976Nope, though I'm not sure I wrote my female MC as convincingly feminine. I don't think I wrote her much dufferent from how I write her son, in spite of both her culture and the culture she was infiltrating having very distinct gender roles. I guess their race was more important in both cases. Anons steered her towards being more promiscuous, but then again her son's sexual appetites became very plot relevant as well, and his story and characetrization is arguably even MORE romance-focused.
>>5673990>it's one the last places on the internet where you can enjoy something without too much condescension>condescension>not on 4chanpick one lmao
>>5673989The vote was misinterpreted by that voter. "Dialogue write-in" is not "Action Write In." It was not an option, because Somnius wanted to kill the quest.
>>5673976Would that I could, but in my experience and only my experience, male MCs tend to prompt some players towards harem pursuit and/or waifu focus. Nothing I enjoy less than writing/portraying harem stuff, and female MCs seem to avoid that possibility. It ends up just being a simple remedy for a potential recurring problem. Even waifu (or, husbando) focus seems significantly less if at all, though not that I don't mind relationship stuff (as opposed to harem shit) but the quest becoming focused on it is not the ideal.
>>5673991>most women and girls tend to play attractive female humanoids, and most men and boys tend to select... Cool/scary nonhumans, especially monstersThere was a article like this? How? Isn't bias evident? 'scary monster' isn't often a class that women are socialized to do. In public consciousness we imagine female characters as 'supports' and devs design them as such. Not so much with monsters, idk why men would lean there, but my bets go to masculine expectation of being intimidating.>>5673990>If you go to an anonymous website fuss over the fact that people aren't noticingIs it really 'fussing'? We were talking and bringing light to the issue.>It is funny that you complain about sexism on this board when you could avoid it entirely by *not* hinting at your personal life like most other QMs seem to pull off without issue. Problem here is that Anon is male. When you talk with an anon, you talk with another dude. But when we interact we people we desire to be observed to some capacity - and not feel like we are being spoken past us. Imagine yourself in a world where whenever, wherever, and however you present your individually without stating your gender you are assumed someone else.>Most people here don't really care about leftism/rightism/feminismIt's the majority problem. Problems of a minority are often perceived as petty, as the whole structure that enables those problems to exist is simply invisible to majority. That is assuming majority even cares to listen to the issues of the minority....Also, let's put it into perspective. Nobody dies here, it's a question of comfort and self expression, the OG poster wanted to let go of pent up flustrations. And it's fine. That's why internet is here for. I myself also haven't made some impossible demands - at least not without justification. If you want folk that come around and say the n-word and swears you scare away potential minorites who could be more dedicated than just shits and giggles at those lower in the social hierarchy than them.
>>5674000It was a pop culture article, not like... A peer-reviewed social science article. But it was an interesting anecdotal observation or statistical artefact, even if it doesn't prove anything. It does line up with my experiences, though. In roleplay circles, most women I've played with for years tebd to have mostly female characters with the exceptions to that rule having come out as nonbinary or trans since while a lot of men have played males of a monstrous/inhuman bent as often as conventional men (with the only motable exception being a guy who plays almost exclusively haughty nobles and con artists, male or female).
>>5673983>Leftist ideas is what created the idea of Questing in the first placeI do not recall that chapter in Das Kapital
>>5674007>Are you niggers really discussing male/female bullshit now?Within the context of writing and playing games, yes.
Are you niggers really discussing male/female bullshit now? >>>/adv/ and if anyone else is actually a woman (doubt) tits or gtfo
>>5674010I prefer /adv/ bullshit to the Nazi/Autism shitfest of the last /qtg/
>>5674010all right, fine
>Imagine yourself in a world where whenever, wherever, and however you present your individually without stating your gender you are assumed someone else.This is what I don't understand. Anonymous image boards aren't exactly common anymore. If you want to discuss ideas or even run quests on a website where you can link more personal information to your identity, then there are (with all due respect) plenty of other places where you can fulfill this wish. The point of being an anon is to post without being observed - and to read other people's posts without having to observe them in turn. The entire reason why I thought your post is bait is because you seem to take great issue with idea of anonymous posting - on a imageboard built around being anonymous.>If you want folk that come around and say the n-word and swears you scare away potential minorites who could be more dedicated than just shits and giggles at those lower in the social hierarchy than them.I would wager, not without evidence, that a significant portion of the board here consists of "minorities" if you choose to use the modern American definition. I don't think that lack of minorities is the reason why this board is slowing down - and the "punching down" you mention probably isn't what's driving them away. As other posters have mentioned in like probably dozens of threads, we're on a niche forum on a website burdened a huge amount of questionable reputation. Even if you can get anons here to stop dropping slurs left and right, I doubt that it will make much impact on the status of the board.
>>5674008It's in the preface to the French Edition. Marx wrote how he co-QMed with Engels a "Revolution in Industrial Europe(with Fembois) Quest" for his proletariat homies.
>>5674021>that a significant portion of the board here consists of "minorities"I myself am a "minority" and then you have indonesian gentleman and schizoQM and probably a couple others
>>5673908>I am also a femQMNice LARP
>>5674021>Anonymous image boards aren't exactly common anymore.I'm pretty sure we kinda blew the problem out of proportion here. We probably agree on most things, and girls like it here. It's just a small issue that stems from the fact that 'anon' is 'by default' male here, hence some can feel like they are being spoken past. Same thing happens to men in /u/ Yuri board. Men going out of the way to indenify themselves as such in discussion threads. It's just a small human thing. >"punching down" you mention probably isn't what's driving them awaySure, I can concede that. There is a large filter of who is going to find themselves here, and those that do care little. Hell, my issue with it is more along the lines that those who, from my experience, say such things also make poor players for quests meanwhile potentially sabotaging those more creative individuals.
>>5673823>everyone who criticizes me is le heckin doo doo face stupid, i'm going to go whine about it on QTG for the 99999th time
>>5673991>I remember reading an article about how in games like Smash Bros. or League of Legends, with big rosters and wherein a player is encouraged to "main" a smaller number of characters, most women and girls tend to play attractive female humanoids, and most men and boys tend to select... Cool/scary nonhumans, especially monsters.Is it really? From what I recall, LoL nowadays is focusing on "pretty boy" and "sexy girl" archetypes of different flavor, since that's what sells to women and men respectively. Plenty of gripes from players that want more variety in characters.
>>5674026A Commie revolution thread set in an industrial-era Earth (or fictional world) could be a really interesting quest, actually... Fembois optional.
>bunch of retards discussing wether you should declare your gender or not... on a fucking anonymous boardman why is every board filled with highschool drama, I just want IdolManagerQM back... I miss the quest bro, hope you haven't given up on it
>>5674092Send him moneys >>5672506
>>5674069This was a few years back, so oerhapsnthe scene has changed, or perhaps it was only a local scenes. Again, this is my half-rememebred recollections of a pop culture article I read years ago, fiktered through my own subjective experiences of writing and roleplaying communities.>>5674092>oh no, a civil discussion is happening about a subject I'm uninterested in! Truly, this is melodramatic wnd awfulK. Just... Talk about ither stuff? I also miss Matsuro Idol Agency
>>5673933> AdvilLaughs_in_Motrin_IB.gifFor reals though. It's just stronger Advil. Sassy water helps a lot with the cramps. Don't do shit for the crazy bitch mode though.
>>5674125https://www.food.com/recipe/sassy-water-368368Some form of diuretic lemonade?
>>5672161everybody uses adblockwhat people should be able to do is tag their quests with related boards and have them show up in that board's catalog (without taking up one of that board's thread slots)like if you run an anime quest and tag it /a/, it shows up so /a/nons can see it. tag it /v/, /v/irgins can see it, etccould be an option in the settings to hide /qst/ threads so anyone who really doesn't like them just doesn't see them. imagedump boards like /e/ could also benefit from this
>>5674008>>5674026>Marxism, worldbuilding roleplaying gamesI believe Marxists call this prefiguration (prefigurativism?) the enactment of an imagined world exploring hypothetical reconfigurations of social relations>>5673871>>5673880>>5673908>women on the internetYou get this picture of a Hans Bellmer erotic doll, I believe it inspired Mamoru Oshii to make that Ghost In The Shell anime featuring famous Japanese Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson and also that man who was naked a lot with Eva Green in the Bertolucci Dreamers film. The surrealist Hans Bellmer was declared Entartung by Germany in 1938 he had to flee the country but it was ok because he found himself a bdsm girlfriend but he also died of bladder cancer I hope it was not because of anything naughty he did with his perverted mannequin girl playthings
>>5674170Here is a tasteful surrealist art image of Unica Zurn, the girlfriend of doll maniac Hans Bellmer; there is a buttock in there somewhere.
>>5674170>>5674173A far more erotic Unica is the Mateba Unica 6 autorevolver, I think I learnt of this first from Ghost In The Shell, I think it maybe was also in the Total Recall Colin Farrell / Kate Beckinsdale remake? But this is the ultimate cyberpunk revolver for me
>>5674152Interesting idea, unfortunately this won’t put money in Hiroshima’s pockets so it’ll never even be considered.
>>5674175This cyberpunk scene from Total Recall (2012) has an intriguing Eyeball camera grenade, used by the breaching assault team to spray the area with a hundred miniature Argus eyes blinking diode cameras enabling them to survey Colin Farrell (who has just cerebrally unlocked Bourne Identity mode) within the barricaded area. You can watch this scene herehttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pRpcaVQQJb0I thought this was quite an interesting C4ISR device, maybe anons who make cyberpunk quests might be inspired by it>>5674192ah damn it I remembered it wrong, I looked it up it is not the Mateba autorevolver in Total Recall it is a modified Chiappa Rhino, you are definitely correct!
>>5674170The Hans Bellmer cyber mannequin doll look is now pretty pervasive I actually first saw this in a fairly obscure(?) mod called Neotokyo for Half Life 2 (I never played this mod, only saw screenshots of it). There was some Capture The Flag gamemode except that the flag involved intimately cradling a stolen cyber girl torso hehe I liked this ideaBack then there were not so many cyberpunk aesthetic games (maybe nowadays there are too many...) Also I do remember this mod had an unusual and cool free release soundtrack, I downloaded it. An example:Prabhava - Neotokyo OSThttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gehAOV4SUkU
>>5673888Woman moment, nobody cares.
So Souv, made progress with the pick the flag?
>>5674170>>5674175>>5674196>>5674202>>5674211In a sort of cyberpunk mood hehe after seeing the new Bungie Marathon game trailer hehe. I guess they want to make an Escape From Tarkov (everyone wants extraction shooters now??) but cyberpunk also they seem to have stolen the Runner aesthetics from Mirror's Edge and the silkworm / synthetic sericulture lore from the Infinity ttrpg setting (that lorebook has a lot of cool sci-fi worldbuilding!) That Bungie developer showcase video is excruciating in terms of performative enthusiasm though
>>5674216I am not sure what to call this aesthetic. It is a sort of bright clean synthetic saturated colour cyberpunk (not the raining / mist neon light bloom lens flare look, which is more Blade Runner / film noir inspired, though it can incorporate it) It also often emphasises corporate themes, corporate logos advertising etc. The look might be inspired by sponsorship or Formula 1 / motor racing, performance athletics, sports etc. The games I can think of that manifest this look include Wipeout the futuristic racer game, Mirror's Edge and also it seems this new Bungie Marathon reboot trailer.
>>5671772>>5674211sudden nostalgia memory of sniping and telefragging on CTF Facing Worlds in ut99. hehe the bot kill taunts hehe Unreal tournament music woop doop woop sounds drum and bass yay
>>5674157>>5674157>>5674157You are August “Only Dead” Heart, a bounty hunter infamous for bringing the wanted men in lifeless, regardless of how big or small the bounty offered for their head was. Finding yourself at the wrong end of a gun, shot by a vengeful kin of one of your victims, you've been thrust into the Graveyard Frontier, an ashen purgatory set in the shadows of America’s wild west. Here, those whose lives were ended by another remain until they can enact their revenge; and the place has a few more laws you’ll need to learn to survive. Your sole means of escape is to uncover a way out while avoiding the vengeful specters of past bounties eager for payback, all the while navigating through the strangeness of the Frontier. Chart your way back to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and you might just reclaim a few extra decades of life.
>>5674170>>5674173>>5674175>>5674196>>5674202???What are you talking about anon my tiny troglodyte brain cant keep up
>>5673742There are near threadly reminders of how every successful qm writing in that genre has been all but chased off the board by rabid autists over even a single mistake. I like the setting and still hope no one runs another quest in it because those lingering autists don't deserve it.
Should I run a magical girlfriend quest or is that market oversaturated?
>>5674219Big Joel referred to this aesthetic (in reference to Wrexk It Ralph 2) as essentially "mall-world", because everything is so clean and sterile, artificial and curated, with ample space for merchandizing and branding. Lend sitself well to that "corporate blob" artstyle that's so popular with businesses, too.
>>5674243I don't think there are actually any on the baord at the moment. Plenty of quests with girlfriends who are magic, but none about a schlubby everyman who lucks into a magical waifu and whose life is forever changed by her antics and associates.>>5674238Welcome to the Souvarine experience.
>>5674092Char was right, truly none can escape the grip of gravity(ego) and become a true anon. That was Char right? >>5674173>>5674175>>5674196>>5674202>>5674216>>5674219>>5674225Ah, I can feel all concerns of identity, of life, of love hate and even any convoluted thought leaving my body. This is the hero /qtg/ deserves for its sins!>>5674243A near primal desire for that which can never be, will not be sated, from deep past people told stories of crane brides or valkyrie brides. The magical girlfriend is mere infant to the weight of inhuman brides of myth and folktale.Be a real man, tell a tale of a wife and a love on the edge of a knife, will there be happily ever after or by broken word, the magical departing from the mundane?Anyway while you chew on that, update for The Goblin King is Bored!>>5674241Quiet finds loot! Some monks begging for an offering arrive in the gutted village, and is that corpse really a corpse?
>>5674243Literally not possible to saturate that market.Make the MCs weapon/shield/armor possessed and female and make the antagonists all have sentient equipment waifu pairs some of whom get along better than others.A smudge of soul eating, some mechacannibaalite cult stuff, a dash of high fantasy and anons will eat that up like their high carb snack trays.
>>5674086Actually, I had this idea, but in a roundabout way. I thought of an immigrant, tiny kemonomini (rat)boy/girl (like the plague rat) quest in a quarantined, Plague ridden Victorian city where different social classes clash. And the players have to:>1. Survive the prejudice and be the main bread winner for the family - moral choices whether to feed them or yourself with scarce food.>2. Assist in fighting the plague, due to unique skills of the protagonist. (Working as a messenger between important people due to tiny size, and Doctor's assistant/part time servant to the noble Heiress... And a possible double agent.)>3. Assist in Establishing a new social order, with brewing communists movements Being the 'main' faction due to their initial acceptance of (rat) boy as a worker first, 'rat' second. Tho I want more nuance than than that, with racist monarchists keeping effectively order and feeding people during the plague and keeping the town alive. >4. Solve the mystery of not-exactly normal plague...I like oppressive, political, and bleak quests full of tragedy and moral conundrums... with a dose of possible Yuri, or trap-on-trap yaoi. Does that sound interesting?Once I finish my current quest, that's what I intend to run~... that should be in 2 months or so...
>>5674273I'd potentially give it a go!
>>5674273This is my response, presented without further comment.You are Oliver, pest exterminator and Husband. In the thriving cosmopolitan city of Venris, Capital of the Brush Empire. Once your future was bright, your job more than capable of providing for you, your Ratkin wife and your twenty-five children, but plague has come, and with even the royal family trapped in the city, revolution and bloodshed may too. Under the pressure of the plague, your side of the family pressures you for divorce, on hers the Ratkin are turning to ancient, dark and monstrous practices to ensure they survive the accusations flying around. From your noble patrons come all kinds of offers inexchange for your services, or your body. All promise to preserve your family, but can any be trusted, and some offers would preserve your family's lives, but could you still be called a family after?Yet amid the chaos of the plague, rising class and race tensions... the homeless, workers and even nobles are going missing. As vermin grow in number and ferocity, your talents are desired more and more.There's no shortage of work to be done... but putting aside the pests, will your family survive all these plots and stirrings of obscure powers.Just what is the plague really? Just who are the masked medicants who close whole districts and even the royals fear, and why has nobody seen the afflicted? Will your family fall to pest or plot, Oliver of Venris, proud Brussian?
>>5674257there's at least one quest on the board like that but it's from the POV of the magical waifu
>>5674273That reminds me of a small oneshot from a few years ago, and its sort-of-sequel from the COVID lockdown era. Both archived on suptg.The Fall of a Dwarven Fortress:The Dwarven capital will fall. That much has become certain. Outside the city, siege engines are about to breach the walls. Within the city, order is slowly breaking apart. A single dwarf must navigate the city, find enough food for his family, and a cure for his sick wife. Along the way, a gallery of characters just as trapped as he is will cross his path, searching for a way out, or simply to accomplish one more goal before they die. Who will he help? Who will help him in turn. Resources are dwindling. Choices must be made, if he, his family, and the remains of Dwarvenkind are to survive the fall.Damn good thread.The Quarantine of a Harbor city:Plague has come to Venice-like City. A simple butcher with a reputation tarnished through mere association finds himself trying to survive a quarantined city. In between international relations breaking down and a thousand individual tragedies, he will need to keep an ever-shifting group of survivors together in hope of surviving until the end, to either find a way out, or wait out the plague. The City holds many secrets, and there are those who would see them burned. The simple butcher may have a role to play far more important than he realizes.Minor spoiler as an example to why I loved the first thread: One survivor among many is a gnome inventor. He appeared a bit crazy at first, but ends up giving the MC the cure for his wife,. Turns out he's been hopped up on sugar to weather the food shortage. The MC saves him and brings him out once he falls into a coma. The inventor's cure was for this world's equivalent of tuberculosis. He cured our wife, and by choosing to simply carry him out of his workshop and eventually away from the destruction, the MC indirectly helped with the eradication of not-tuberculosis, saving more lives than were ever lost in the siege. That inventor is mentioned at the beginning of the Quarantine threads. So yeah, everything's been done before! It's essentially the This War of Mine formula with branching story arcs tacked on. Anons like to see what choices they could have made, and if you're still on that new game + kick by then, it's quite reusable, with potential for randomizing some character motivations.
>>5674318As for interested parties, it'd be good to have factions, but also several individuals per, give them nuance. All should be grey to give the players a real dilemma. Sure, the commies support you, but they view you as a worker, not an individual. Besides, what happens when the human unions start raising a fuss about your kind taking jobs, or being an obstacle to negotiating better deals to those in power? You will be safe until your kind are no longer useful.The hyperconservative monarchist option could take inspiration from Victorian charities. Sure, you're subhuman, but when your family is starving and freezing, maybe you should swallow your pride and accept the handouts from self-congratulating noblewomen helping the lower classes/race? Even if some of your kind might consider you a traitor for it.Maybe also a kinda fascist-coded option. Ratkin-led movement about embracing your own identity, that rose as a response to mistreatment but threatens to turn into a full blown supremacy movement no better than the one that started it, and may plunge the city into chaos and more than a few race riots.And more...!French-like republicans? (feel free to thrown in jokes about one of their npcs wanting to dress Ratkin into french maid uniforms.)Sewer people.Gangs of kids who might want to ally against "the big ones"?The Heiress's family,where everyone has a different opinion of you, a manor full of opportunities, but with danger around every corner, and plenty of places for a Ratkin to just...disappear... Add a bunch of unaffiliated individuals trying to make their way and survive, with little quests, and you basically have a Visual Novel branching paths system ready.Maybe different protagonist options, with one being the Heiress's confident/courier leading to many people being interested in him and the doors open to him?No matter what you decide, I'll check it out. Your current quest has convinced me you're a good QM.
>>5674238It is ok anon I have no idea either. We both need to install that memory doubler from Johnny Mnemonic (I adamantly insist this film is better than the Matrix) increase cerebral capacity from 80 to 160 gigabytes, this is just too much, gif related>>5674254>clean and sterile mall world etcThat is a good description anon, thank you! I do think malls are now retro hehe not futuristic they evoke Andy Warhol pop art consumerist ideas to me. JG Ballard is more the mall world era (I think he wrote some apocalyptic novel set in a mall) I think in-person physical retail experience is perhaps antithetical to futurism / cyberpunkI think some people have also described it as Vectorheart, because of the abstract vector graphics bright shapes minimalist look etc. But I think Vectorheart is also a bit late 90s or Y2K infused etc. So really this fluorescent COLOURPUNK aesthetic to me feels abstract but a bit more contemporaneous. The old PSX Wipeout font though is probably a good incarnation of Vectorheart, if you ever played those games just the menu noises music and UI effects are very satisfying
Tournament Arc 7 begins in about 12 hours.
>>5674273>>5674306>>5674318This detailed worldbuilding sounds really incredible! Hmmm I wonder if I can find any ratling uprising themed concept art hehe
>>5674318>Venice like cityVenetian masks are very cool, and I can also never get enough of the plague doctor theme (in my setting, the Inquisitorial -esque faction called Whitebeaks are attired in this manner). My favourite I think is called the bauta ? basically this pic rel I once attended a very tame masquerade party wearing this it was a bit dull though not as exciting as what I imagined or what Tom Cruise experienced in Eyes Wide Shut hmmm
>>5674324>Your current quest has convinced me you're a good QM.You mean this one? >>5638663If so...thank you so much for such kind Words. ;-;I absolutely agree on the "beyond good and evil".>Maybe different protagonist options,I initially envisioned that players would play the role of the oldest sibling, with parents either sick or taking care of the youngest. With the catch being that unlike average quests 'losing' (that will come relatively easily) wounds/infects only one sibling and players start from that place as a younger one - with another, sick mouth to feed. Will you let your previous protagonist die because they are no longer useful?I prefer stories about witnessing a moment in time and trying your best to survive it, rather than hero saving the world. Hence why protagonist is a tiny, harmless rat(boy/girl); a messenger, who assists actual competent people like doctors and military leaders; an immigrant arriving via the last train, with no power nor connections - a slave to circumstances, at least at first; initially jobless with impoverished family and no home.There is poetic beauty in those least deserving of tragedies having to deal with the worst the world has to offer. A tiny, innocent being scapegoated and subjected to circumstances it can't realistically handle - I want the little guy to live another day. Their family too. Yet I hate to imagine what crimes it will take to live through it all...But I truly don't know if people would enjoy a quest where we are essentially bullied by the world... happiness shines brightest against the backdrop of despair, yet who would subject themselves to it?Anyway, I don't want to start another quest while I have one just starting. I had this idea for a few months or so, hence I probably won't forget it in the coming months too.
>>5674324>French maid uniformsIt is possible to spend too much time searching artstation
>>5674259>love on the edge of a knifeI think there was some anon who mentioned quests inspired by that Vallhalla "VA-11 Hall-A" cyberpunk bartending game, I have heard of it (not played it). I saw however a very slick trailer for a game called NECROBARISTA with a similar theme, the music was very good hehe, it has a sort of anime look argh so not my thing but I appreciated the design of it. And the OST features this song:NECROBARISTA ost Between The Knifehttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BS99Jtsz9isI also liked this one, it is a bit more upbeat and stereotypical but very catchyNECROBARISTA ost Gamblehttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7wdmyXx08bkNo idea if the game is any good, but I like this OST
>>5673974>what is your advice for writing women?You can just try adapting or quoting girl song lyrics, and reading women authors. I like reading Virginia Woolf and Angela Carter heheReptoid I think posted a very manly song, >>5673991I feel so emasculated now noooo. Well look here is a random song I heard from The Green Inferno, it is sung by a girl yay. This song is catchy but there are no 200bpm bass drum pedal rolls unfortunatelyI Will - Sky Ferreirahttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1YZG9SYo_DEYou wait by the phoneMy eyes to your throneIt's what you, what you want from meIt's what you, what you want from mePretend that I'm shyI laugh when you cryIt's what they, what they want from meIt's what they, what they want from meTry to teach me a lessonI'll keep, I'll keep you guessingOh, I will (I will)I will (I will)I kiss like I lieYou wait for a signIt's what you, what you want from meIt's what you, what you want from meLeft you dumb, left you damnedLeft you limp in your handsIt's what you, what you want from meIt's what you, what you want from me(chorus)
>>5674419I am once again, back with Core of Steel after entirely too much time spent waffling about away from writing.Ok actually I found I really missed checking up and seeing the random replies and commentary from anons. It's....nice to just check up halfway through the day and see that someone cares about the creation you started.Also QMing has given me a new perspective on actually voting on quests.
>>5673974>what is your advice for writing women
>>5672100>>QM Question:I was shocked when people decided to actually take the "fuel the ship with the bodies of our dead crew" option. That kickstarted a whole lot of lore and story about ship AI that I hadn't planned.>>Player Question:I like crunch, mechanics let us players plan and predict and reward taking calculated risks.>>General Question:I've not been posting here for long but I think there's some great quests on here. I think QMs looking to push the boundary and involve players more may lead to more engagement. But maybe that's just me.>What have you done?I'm considering how best I can continue my quest without killing myself with sleep deprivation. I'm not sure how many people here followed Voidship Bridge Sim a few months ago or care to see it return but I'd need to change up the formula to either update less frequently or make them smaller and with less drawing/animation. Or both. Idk what's best.
>>5674451I guess cut down on the animation, save it for big events. Maybe less drawings or less detail?
>>5674337> I think in-person physical retail experience is perhaps antithetical to futurism / cyberpunkOnly because it has been moved online. In real tech moguls' dreams, and in the popular consciousness, a globe-spanning shopping centre populated by dead-eyed consumer avatars and filled with an endless expanse of sterile white walls plastered with holographic ads is just around the corner!>>5674359>But I truly don't know if people would enjoy a quest where we are essentially bullied by the world... happiness shines brightest against the backdrop of despair, yet who would subject themselves to it?People love playing an underdog. Just expect to lose a few players who are only here for a power fantasy and hate setbacks. Those who remain tend to be better company anyway.>>5674378Solid music, though >>5674381 will not load for me.>>5674439Bold of you to assume male PCs reliably demonstrate reason or accountability.
>Think of a fantastic Quest idea>Realize /qst/ is too lowbrow to appreciate it and it would get zero players.
>>5674578Do it, bitch
>>5674343Tournament Arc 7 begins NOW.>>5674639If you like martial arts tournaments, fighting games, chi powers, multiple protagonists, or just want to read a fun quest where people beat each other up, come check it out.
> My quest just got archived."Come on, you can finish the in-quest day before the new thread, it's no big deal~!" and other lies I told myself. Well... fuck. Great job, QM. Time to amend my mistakes - and provide femboys. Soon~
What an awful qtg
>>5674358It also provided a very game-like element with canals separating the different districts, requiring boats, or passing through a bridge, meaning potential for either transportation problem (the old puzzles about traversing from A to B in the least amount of time by groups of 1 or 2, for example) or having whichever faction controls the district on either side decide what kind of bridge event gets rolled, and the MC's reputation with the guards, with fears of new districts being infected.>>5674359I mean, I'm one of your players, so it's obvious, since our little group of anons stuck around for the whole thread. It's the mark of a good quest, groups of <5 anons voting regularly. Leads to good strategizing, and something approaching civil discussions! Those are the comfy quests.I'm less worried about anons being driven off by the dark and hopeless atmosphere than them being driven off by an MC switch. I saw that kill quests. Last Few Fae comes to mind. Maybe have the original MC be curable in some way? Let anons work towards getting them back, maybe?So many quest ideas, so little time. Hopefully I can start a new one for the summer. Technically I've had one on the backburner for months. Poor anons. Alas, I couldn't really crank out daily 1,5k words posts, but at least I finished the thread!
>>5674381>it has a sort of anime look argh so not my thing>The Green Inferno, it is sung by a girl yay. This song is catchyListen to some J-rock, it will help you take one step closer to anime and elevate your mindhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ad4NsEy1tg
>>5674799>I mean, I'm one of your players, so it's obviousHi~Also, I will try my hardest to start the new thread today, but family threatens me since yesterday with constant parties... >It also provided a very game-like element with canals separating the different districts, requiring boats, or passing through a bridge, meaning potential for either transportation problemHaha! In my initial drafts I thought the story over meanwhile preparing a map, so here is my pathetic (but sincere!) Effort. One big thing that I came up with was that when plague is detected in the eastern districts the bridges to the western, richer districts are burned and only small protagonists can clamber through the collapsed sewers, making them good (forced) messengers.>new districts being infected. Part of the reason I wanted a map was so I could mark the spread of disease and opened food shops/breadlines. Starting at the railroad until the royal castles.>them being driven off by an MC switchI intended MC switches anyway - just not death related. Each of 3 playable family members had different skills and personalities (with unique compulsions. That's where I came up with compulsions for current quest) and completely different views on things - virtuous, guilt-ridden worker, traumatized vengeful theif, near-blind traumatized girl - all of them would have different ways of bringing food back home and tackling/perceiving the plague/politics. Often leading to disagreement and having to pick a side.Players were meant to switch between them each turn, or delegate them to tasks (but they would go about them incharacter, so they would be likely to get themselves in trouble or would be inefficient)>Let anons work towards getting them back, maybe? Absolutely, but also disabling the wounded sibling for some time, maybe to engage with the 4th bedridden and sickly sibling. The plague works in weird ways... One can't easily see it. But one might just shouldn't.(Sorry for poor map, it was a prototype from few months back.)
>>5674833>Also, I will try my hardest to start the new thread today, but family threatens me since yesterday with constant parties...Does it mean your exams are over at least? And yeah, I'll get my questgiving post ready. Also, did you manage to archive the thread on suptg after all?>That's where I came up with compulsions for current quest) and completely different views on things - virtuous, guilt-ridden worker, traumatized vengeful theif, near-blind traumatized girl - all of them would have different ways of bringing food back home and tackling/perceiving the plague/politics. Often leading to disagreement and having to pick a side.The Compulsion system works well enough right now, on a single character. But I'm not sure how anons would take to playing three different protags with three different moral compasses. Also, I just have to point it out. The big red Factoties arrow in the top right. Sorry.I will say it looks a bit too detailed perhaps? Populating it with stuff on that level of detail would be quite time-consuming, especially once the plague changes it. But hey, if it lets me indulge in my favorite qst pass-time of making crappy drawing with arrows to plot a character's route and actions!
>>5674835>Does it mean your exams are over at least?Not even close. It's actually going to get worse. It might get better once I find the Sadist who added German to my Collage specialisation. When I find him and get in a room with him I swear it won't end until one of us leaves in a dress - A frilly one at that. No mercy.>Also, did you manage to archive the thread on suptg after all? That I did~! Although I REALLY dislike the name. It's so literal it cuts right through my poetic soul! >The Compulsion system works well enough right now, on a single character....Does it really? You RESist too much! Cease RESisting, for you are being rescued~!I all honesty, I think it would works best at showing the inner state of the character, what they really want/need. I think that properly balanced it could enchance the characters, especially when the RES difference becomes evident - with one fighting compulsions like it's nothing and with the other struggling to do anything but compulsions unless assisted.
Running a oneshot. Be an old man knight. Do a convoluted fetch quest to make a cool sword. Try to be a good dad while also grappling with the fact you condoned child soldiery. That kinda thing. :)>>5674840
Madness combat quest?https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4F761764995C5F15
New Star Wars: Stellar Turmoil thread>>5674906
>>5672100>Player Question:>How much or crunch (dice rolls,stats,etc) is too much for you too handle?A good example is the Lobotomy Corp themed quest, it's awesome but I couldn't keep up with all the logistics and fuckery. Sorry Manager, my brain is too small.>General Question:>Since the topic is brought up like three times a thread How do you feel about the future of the board and what have you done to try and improve it?I tried to hijack a dead quest with other anons (the One Punch Man one), but I got too overwhelmed and busy with life that I flaked. Hopefully everyone else is alright with Shinon's disappearance.>Misc. Question:>How do you imagine your favorite quest character to relax on a slow summer day?Prince Alric from Alterac Reclamation Quest eating a sandwich on a hill, with or without an pouty elf squire.
>>5674242Anons seem to like to torpedo asoiaf quests if even the slightest thing doesn't go the way they want. Or sometimes just out of nowhere, honestly.
i've been hit by both a sudden schedule change and a sudden distaste for my questdespite all the worldbuilding I just can't muster up the energy to get invested and now I don't even have the time regardlessis there any way to say all of this without looking like i'm flaking or giving false hope that i'll be back soon
So weird that I have to post it here, now that my thread got casually archived, but the 'threatening with a party' >>5674833 came to pass, and uncle from abroad arrived with stuff. Sorry guys, today I won't be able to start a new thread - which I hate, waking up to see the updates often makes me giddy - but 4chan doesn't allow revisionis and Im afraid I'm not capable of good writing today, or at least writing that keeps with the seriusmood I'm going for.On the good side: tomorrow I'm not dragging my ass to college - The uncle brought stuff - they don't teach us anything there anyway this close to end. Just exam after presentation after oral exam after essay after article. Bullshit and waste of life. So I WILL start the thread then, if modern filology should grade based on how well we write quests. That would be asweme and actually useful for life.This ISN'T flaking or anything, It's about 70% completed, so it's coming 100% tmrw. I need my dose of (YOU)s anyway~
>>5675039Post this in your quest. Most dont come here.
What is considered a good length for a single thread of a continuing quest? Would it be a breech of /qst/ etiquette to make 3 100-reply threads rather than one 300-reply thread?I personally get overwhelmed when I see "<QuestName> #47" with 500+ posts in it, but that's just me.
>>5675254If it's the same amount of text, will it matter? 47 threads of 300+ replies are daunting, but so are 141 threads of 100 replies.
>>5675254From my experience PLAYING quests? If you and your players are comfortable, you can go until it’s archived.
>>5675254Convention is to keep a thread going until it either gets to the bottom of the catalogue or becomes unwieldy to load and view. So yes, it would, and expect to be called out if you do this.
>>5672506Lurker here. I've never posted on /qst/ but I've been lurking on and off for about four years. Usually I only check out the one/twoshots. The long-standing quests always discouraged me because of the countless threads of "required" reading, but luckily I caught your first thread at 150-200 posts and I was immediately hooked despite having little familiarity with idols. Matsuno's been my favorite quest. I'm eager for more but take as much time as you need. Thanks and when you think about your loyal players, don't forget about your loyal lurkers
>>5675355Participate in the quests you coward. This is your final warning.
>>5675126doneI feel like shit now, but it needs to be saidnext time I start up the quest I'm going to make sure I have free time first instead of rushing in during finals and then hoping I don't have enough work left over to clog up my summer with
>>5675355Participate some! It’s fun. Also I need participation to know if my combat system is actually working or if I fucked up big :)
>>5675355>Lurker here.Duh. As a QM myself that's borderline offensive - like saying "Well, I don't care enough to grace you with a response." Taking, but not giving back.on the other hand, I understand there can be mental pushbacks or traumas, and I encourage you to give non-lurking a try~
>>5672506Ah, I was wondering what had happened, take your time!I'm on a similar position to >>5675355, I always had a bit of interest on what was going on the board but never actually sat down to read one, matsuno was the first one I read and participated in. recommend me something to read while waiting for updates I have nothing to do on the dead time I used to read that one
>>5675405You get to play a hot baroness in a subterfuge mission aboard an airship >>5656231
>>5675405Read Sworn to Valour.
>>5675405L5R Chanbara quest was pretty good, if you like Samurai.
>>5675420I concur. Go read STV.
>>5675405You should read tales of tatamuWritten by kaz (same guy that does star wars interregnum)A two thread story about a post apocalyptic flooded world. You play as a diver.https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Tatamu
I personally stopped reading StV when we were allowed to avoid our brother's deathThat kind of behavior is a slippery slope.
>>5675733Updating. Poorly adapted combat system time. https://youtu.be/izxrdrgrUnk
Sworn to Valour will return this 5th June 2023, approx 9pm AEST>>5675648Eh, I think the risky options available to avoid it were appropriate for the RNG of the imminent death of a top-trust unlocked comrade. But I run this quest precisely for both the involvement and feedback from players, positive and negative, so I appreciate you sharing that view.
>>5675745Can hardly wait.
>>5675115Damn, I woke up at 13 and my head hurts, BUT the new thread is coming today. Sorry for inconvenience, the head of your loving QM is seemingly weaker than femboy's wet-noodle arms... I would know~Expect new thread in a few hours, yesterdays writing was lackluster...
Anyone interested in doing a serious continuation of Bastard of Westeros?
>>5675767Unless you're Munkun, no. Write something else or another story in ASOIAF that will attract less trolls and bad people.
>>5675767I would say go for it but you’d have to take some measures to prevent trolls from fucking everything up.
>5675765>5675377>5675115>5674842>5674833>5674728>5674359>5674273My brother, you write like a pooner or at the very least a homosexual.Only pointing it out cause you're trying way too hard to write like a girl. Repent from your homosexual ways at once!
>>5675767Only if Munkun returned, no need to follow what could've been.Otherwise run your own thing.
>>5675784I don't 'try' anything. That's how I write! I like playing with words and symbols~! ;)How can I repent? Does it include waterspray, or maybe a *bonk*???
>>5675767Even if you are Munkun, no. Let it die
>>5675804Admit that you are a man, of course!And a gross one at that! No normal man larps as a pooner, much less a homosexual. Your over-the-top emotes and use of tildes are a dead-giveaway, so I can only assume you are a balding, fat man who fancies himself a female when he puts on some lipstick and powder.Just for curiosity's sake, are you the one who spams the board with tranny quests?
>>5675767I would suggest you to avoid ASOIAF all together. Why ?There is something quite wicked in it, the majority of quests that pick this fantasy setting meet a bad end. They die and suffer in all their (brief) duration in all threads, same for their QMs. Sooner rather than later, they become dens of debauchery and autism, before being engulfed in the flames of their ambition and stupidity.The choice remains yours
>>5675819Transvestigators are hilarious.
>>5675819this lmfaoyou are a dead give away
>>5675822>they become dens of debauchery and autismLike attracts like. The best way to ensure good players for a fanfic is to pick a respectable IP. When I wrote a quest based on classic gothic literature all the players were perfectly well behaved and sensible. Coomer autism material attracts coomers and autists. It's not rocket science.
>>5675819>Admit that you are a man, of course! I generally go by boy~>normalDon't use that word in my vicinity, detective. Normalcy is the heavy chain that binds us, and you should know better than invoke it.>homosexualI DID NOT kiss that boy!!! >////<>Just for curiosity's sake, are you the one who spams the board with tranny quests?Absolutely not. A quest is a sacred matter, and I don't abandon quests.And I have one already~! >>5638663Sadly it's archived... But I will bring you more femboys soon! Or would you rather girls(male)? PrancingLaLaHomoMen? So many choices~
>>5675822Probably too much incest and sadism even in the source material.
>>5672506I've paid the fee for the wiki so you'll once again find it available at the url shared in the threads.
>>5675864We have many different people from all walks of life. This is unarguably the most tolerant board on the whole website. Why pretend to be a girl in the same vein that that one anon pretends to be a boy? No one cares what you are, unless you have personally chatted with fellow QMs.The discord is especially chill-- believe it or not, we got lots of girls and homos right in the /qtg/ server. And everyone vibes the same.
>>5675879Why pretend to be a girl in the same vein that that one anon pretends to be a boy?I don't pretend? Thats how I write, for proof look at my quest. Especially me talking with my lovely players~
>>5675883Post hand :3Arigato~~~
>>5675889>Post hand :3 As I said, I'm a Boy. Also, 1st rule of business negations - always start too high. Was willing to shoot in a sister's dress or maid outfit~~~Now tell me something interesting about my quest, it's only natural to reciprocate!
>>5675917You sound like a one trick pony with your "femboy" shit. All fags are the same, they can't help themselves.I look forward to read about your rectal prolapse.
>>5675917Wow. Props to you for actually delivering. For that, have a (You). Also thanks for proving my suspicions that you were indeed a boy, which doesn't matter really cause we're all QMs here.>something about my questUnfortunately, I have not read your quest, so I can't say something particular about it. Crossdressing isn't much of my taste, but feel free to ask the /qtg/ and corresponding discord for feedback.
Damn, this thread is really fucking gay right now. And not even in the funny kind of way, it just feels stilted and awkward.
>>5675921Make it un-gay. Be the change you wish to see.
>>5675918>You sound like a one trick ponyIt was literally the question asked? Do you want to talk about Metaethics? English literature? Have you read Pic of Dorian Gray? Maybe Kant? Weber? Maybe economy of scale of planes? League of Legends? Also, I'm a student. I can live non-sexual stuff once I start getting slowly killed off by age... But NOW? Now we ball~!>>5675921I didn't start it.
>some guy writes crossdressing/femboy quest, also writes effeminately>"YOU CAN'T TRICK ME I KNOW YOU'RE A MAN">"Yes, teehee, I am indeed male~">"I'M TELLING YOU, YOU CAN'T TRICK ME, SHOW ME YOUR HANDS">"Here you go!">"AHA, I KNEW IT."
>>5675918I did not know the human spinchter was capable of such a feat! Such is the punishment for sodomy!>>5675924>didn't start itYou might not have started it but you basically rode the coattails of (maybe) females to tout yourself as an "e-girl" in the thread. E-girls, even the bio-male ones, garner only disgust from my end.But this happens to be your QM personality so whatever.>>5675926Anon, you seem to be oddly hostile towards opponents of transexuality? Mayhaps are you a homosexual or transsexual yourself? Such groups often share the same bed, and I do not mean this only in the literal sense.
>>5675923I have a great non gae proposal. What's the most OH SHIT! Moment in your Questing career, both as a QM or a Player?I've seen a quest about despairing magical girls abandoning hope and drinking away pain that ended with like 2ple Nat20 and an 18(?) For DC18 when the QM wanted to make the protagonist fall, but the players refused. It ended well, and to this day I think of it when in though times.>>5675926Is my writing this effeminate? I always thought of it as overtly positive, not exactly feminine. Generally, I double down when someone says it is...Also, not so funny fact. In my 5 years career of playing LoL I had 8 completely random people come long-chat with me telling me how my positivity helps them with their depression/tragedies. Imo, I would rather continue writing like this.
>>5675923I'll make an attempt.Pulling from Greek mythology, how would you Anons describe the current "age" of quests as a medium: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic or Iron? What years, events or even quests would you consider as landmarks between the different ages? For example, has creation of /qst/ marked the end of the Golden, Silver or Bronze Age?
>>5675930Anon, the entire exchange was asinine. You're just being dumb. You somehow convinced yourself an openly gay dude was trying to fool you into thinking he was a woman, then patted yourself on the back for outing him.>>5675931>What's the most OH SHIT! Moment in your Questing career, both as a QM or a Player?Either when Davora died in DAQ, or when Ogg went mad in Kobolt Klan Adoption, I think.>Is my writing this effeminate? I always thought of it as overtly positiveA bit of both, and neither are bad things to be.>>56759324chan has only existed 20 years. We lack the timespan or temporal-emotional distance to start carving out and judging "ages".
>>5675932Dark Ages of Medieval Europe.The bubonic plague and bandits are sweeping the realm (trans/waifu/low effort sexual deviancy quests), and the kingdoms of men have retreated into petty squabbles rather than restore order (shitflinging in /qst/, mods completely absent).The golden era of Imperial Rome is a distant memory and only a rare few now remember or even have the ability to understand what has been lost…
>>5675935I AM A SLEUTHI AM A SLEUTHI AM A SLEUTH, DR. HAN!
>>5675935>dude was trying to fool you into thinking he was a womanSo that's why it's called a 'trap'! Just a joke. No offense, of course.>>5675942Honestly, that's low and... ironic, given the image.
>>5675948I admit I have never watched the Good Doctor. I just am posting the meme cause the reaction pic seemed to fit. A 1postID shant dictate the way the wind blows after all!
Why is every qtg so bad?
>>5675969They should be banned since they do nothing but provide a forum for the board’s worst members to find each other
Hello, I am the worldbuilding anon from last thread coming to rescue the /qtg/ from the big gay. Rejoice!I am now working on the cultural and flavor aspects of the nations we've come up with in the previous thread. I've got the following (names subject to change):Lagor, BeastmastersA civilization of lizardmen that have tamed the wild beasts of the jungle. Their society is meritocratic in nature, with great power coming to those that earned it through feats of valour or wit. One of the only vestiges of aristocratic rule is the existence of a ruling family, yet among even them only the wisest and most skilful of children inherits the Lizard King's title.Their external policy is based on a right of conquest, yet their jungle itself is plentiful, so they see little need in raiding the other nations around them unless need calls for it.They have a developed set of symbolic animals embodying various qualities of a sentient being, and this part of their culture has spread through trade or otherwise to neighbouring lands. Their pantheon also includes these animal-like gods in them.The Lagorians respect the beasts they care for, considering them not merely tools for their work or war, but valued companions, superior in some ways (namely, physical) to the lizardmen.They are adept nature mages. Some of their units are the raptor riders, panther riders, beemancers, giant crocodile tamers and masters of predatory birds and monstrous apes.Haven't gotten around to their special sites yet, but they should have the Deep Jungle as a source of beast unit recruitment.
>>5676001Eleria, Glowing LakesA civilization of humans that have discovered the benefits of bathing in or consuming glowing water from magical lakes that enhances their magical abilities. Water extracted from the lakes loses its properties after some time, but while it retains them it remains a prized commodity among neighbouring people and among the commoners.Speaking of commoners, most of the population live like slaves in slums distinct from the royal palaces of the Luminous (those that bathe in the lakes regularly). The slaves are kept in line by a crab mentality, as many are striving to ascend the ranks and become Luminous, while others are pulling them back, betraying and sabotaging their efforts, attempting the same goals. At least the commoner cuisine, through its inventive use of ingredients gathered in the wild, is quite good.The secret of the lakes' power source is that they are sustained by constant human sacrifices. The dissolved bodies of those drowned in the lakes become the golden dust that tints the water and provides arcane power to those entering it. It also causes an addiction and causes the body of the consumer to age quicker. Luminous nobility usually doesn't live past 45. There are myths among the commoners about this, but it is generally kept a mystery.There is a holy water cult. Lakes are guarded by elite warriors (the most powerful unit of this nation): the Lake Guard (duh). The Elerians are water mages mostly.Special sites are most likely the lakes, haven't thought of it beyond that.
>>5676003Sunoria, Shifting IdentitiesNow this one I'm not sure about, but it's a nation of shapeshifters. Their true forms are those of beautiful human-like beings (that's the part I'm not sure about, came up pretty quick lel) that assume the rough form of the first humanoid they see upon birth and forget their true forms. When they die, they revert back to their true forms.They are divided into two kingdoms, one claiming they should seek their true forms, the other claiming themselves blessed by being able to assume any identity they like. The former conduct research into remembering the true forms in adulthood, and as such have powerful mages and priests, the others possess a powerful military and spy service.To differentiate between shapeshifters and regular humanoids, they use inconspicuous signs only an attentive eye can spot (the shapeshifters themselves have VERY high perception for minor things to perfect their disguise). In the supremacist kingdom, there is secret police monitoring infiltration attempts by other races.The act of shapeshifting bears some sacral and mystical importance. It is a sign of great affection to assume a form to the liking of a partner. Some of the purists faction choose to assume one form and retain it for their entire life (as a replacement for a true form or something, not sure).Their pantheon consists of gods bearing, surprisingly, only a single identity.There are people born from shapeshifters that cannot assume another form. They are called trueformed and are considered either sacred or cursed depending on the view of the whole shapeshifting.Haven't gotten around to making units for them, but there's probably an elite trueformed one and their magic is something like wind for illusions?Special sites are Rekata, a spycraft city, Ostia with a great temple and mage academy, Nesos, the military centre of supremacists, and Osk, city of the trueformed.
>>5676005If you'd like to help, there remain the following nations with little lore to them:Yst, Land of the Living GodsIri, Lifeforce RiversDenmoroz, Frozen Jungle- , Legacy of the FallenSoldarach, Infernal Gates- , Plague Winds - insectoids living on land abundant in plague and toxic mists- , Reign of the Immortal - harpy raider state in the Night Mountains to the south- , Reign of Sorcerors - serpent-men kingdom, primary magic nature and blood, secondary astral and fire, kinda wrote down and forgotten about this- , Imprisoned Magic - magitech from previous thread, gonna call them something other than Togari though- , Oni Kings - not!JapanVerze, Verdant CoastSororis, Star MagesNoen, -Qezotl, Jungle BloodCelan, Curse of the RiverVulpes, DeathcallersKarkrim, Bounty of the Cursed EarthArher, Imperial GloryCore concept for most of these I detailed in the previous thread >>5670588, others I listed here.Thanks to all the anons who suggested ideas in the previous thread, by the way! You can see how your contribution shaped the lore.
Woah, I hate to do it again and post in a general thread, but I hecked up greatly. Still no new thread for PCS. Ive got like 5 posts worth of content but I can't stand it. There is something so off about it all that I can't bear to post it. If any of the usual players see this post know that I'm so sorry for lying and not delivering the thread today as i promised I would... It has to happen tomorrow.
>>5676005Maybe their natural, angelic form is what they believe they look would like, but there is no definitive proof? If there is a precursor civilization around, remnants of painting and statues could be what influenced that belief.Glad my suggestion helped, even if I didn't give a name
>>56721601 year without gnoll quest soon
I was reading World War Z recently and can't help but think many of the short stories and scenarios in it would make excellent quest adaptation fodder, whether as a oneshot or something longer-form that's definitely got the noggin jogging. However, I'm unsure of whether to retain the book's very distinctive writing style, where it is presented as a series of in-universe interview transcripts from the perspective of the interviewer following the format of a question, comment or observation followed by several paragraphs of first-person verbal response. While second person is the standard for quests, my thinking was that it would be fine for a short quest (e.g. with votes presented as possible answers to questions), but for longer quests either wouldn't fit the format or would get grating to read and exhausting to write. Any thoughts on that from any of you who have read the book (or stuck their heads into the fan fiction pages)?
>>5675978Shitflinging aside, the QTG is also a useful place to discuss narrative and mechanical ideas, pitch and workshop quest concepts, and to share recommendations.Recs attached.
>>5676078I'd give it a look, and whether it be an actual WWZ quest or not, I think relating events in first-person interview fashion could be very novel and neat to see in a quest.
>>5676078Someone did a zombie survival quest with 5 characters akin to WWZ. Incomplete, but perhaps you'd be interested.https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=ZombieQM
>>5674451This >>5674486I like animations as much as the next guy, but it's the story that keeps me hooked in. Maybe switch it up to comic style when need be.
Speakin of survival quests, I got me one right here, the Poke-Pocalypse;>>5674830Figured it's kinda slow, should plug it. Hope y'all join, we even got an anon XD'ing in here like it's 2007 all over again! He reminds me of simpler times...
>>5676119It's good advice, I think it's just a me problem. When I'm drawing and animating, time just flies but I enjoy bringing what I imagine to life. When I write, it feels more forced and I have trouble focusing but I do enjoy what I produce in the end... I don't know why it feels this way but I hate it, and it makes producing time efficient updates difficult.
>>5676112I remember seeing that one at the time, though I didn't really pay it much mind and got thrown off by the mechanics and disorienting POV-jumping. I suppose the basic premise is similar, with the plan for shortish character-driven stories.Objective is to get a feel for QMing and try out the verse I've made through the lens of short stories before eventually transitioning to something longer.
>>5675822We’ve had good asoiaf quests in the past. I’m convinced there are simply a couple of autists hellbent on shitting up them up lately.
>>5676006>Imprisoned Magic - magitech from previous thread, gonna call them something other than Togari though
is this board big enough for two transformers quests?
>>5676300The board is big enough for any no-flake new quest.
>>5672100>QM Question:I expected my players to be somewhat more unforgiving to a character that basically admitted to killing off humanity (but in a nice/apologetic way).>Player Question:Anything that requires reading an external rulebook or a ton of modifiers. Stats are OK if they can be understood at a glance, but it's hard for me to engage with anything more chunky than that. It is a function of the quest though - I will dedicate a lot more to understanding crunch if I like the plot.>General Question:I think it's OK. I mean more players is always better I suppose. I feel like qst is already very niche even though it has the potential to be pretty popular. I think that cross-board advertising would help, especially if you find the right crowd (some tg people, some k people, maybe some his/lit/x anons). I will probably cross post my next quest on a different board to try to bring some people over.Or we can shell money and get a banner ad. That might do it.>>5672824>genocideMake it the most logical course of action, or make the genociding part narratively fun.
>>5676300No, it's all over.
>>5676388Kill niggers. Behead niggers. Roundhouse kick a nigger into the concrete. Slam dunk a nigger baby into the trashcan. Crucify filthy blacks. Defecate in a niggers food. Launch niggers into the sun. Stir fry niggers in a wok. Toss niggers into active volcanoes. Urinate into a niggers gas tank. Judo throw niggers into a wood chipper. Twist niggers heads off. Report niggers to the IRS. Karate chop niggers in half. Curb stomp pregnant black niggers. Trap niggers in quicksand. Crush niggers in the trash compactor. Liquefy niggers in a vat of acid. Eat niggers. Dissect niggers. Exterminate niggers in the gas chamber. Stomp nigger skulls with steel toed boots. Cremate niggers in the oven. Lobotomize niggers. Mandatory abortions for niggers. Grind nigger fetuses in the garbage disposal. Drown niggers in fried chicken grease. Vaporize niggers with a ray gun. Kick old niggers down the stairs. Feed niggers to alligators. Slice niggers with a katana.
>>5676388GRRARAAAARHHHHH MAIM KILL BURN
>>5676388'Tis what 'tis.
>>5676388Uh, all the Hazaar or HAZIGGERS as i like to call them, get off this universe because it's for monkey people only, understand, cause if you dont i will make hazaar genocide again.
>>5676388Another update for the Goblin King is Bored!>>5676440Together with the half-dwarf with the bloodline of gorgons Uzweld, Quiet engages in combat with some local scavengers that follow after the Sandman's Snake!
Finally, Words. >>5676445Time to imbibe the final report detailing the escape from the Eldritch, government sponsored school (read: Prison) for delinquents... Taxpayer financed noble goal of reintegrating them into society! As girls, of course~Will you escape with your masculinity (and humanity) untarnished? Will you die a Femboy in the dim tunnels predating the earliest settlers? Or will you stay long enough to see yourself become a housewife~?
>>5676394what defines a nigger anon? the color of their skin?
>>5675957>>5675957>>5675957Power Rangers Negative ForceA Power Rangers villain quest where you plunder, conquer, and destroy the earth as the Rangers try to stop you.Submit your vote for the MC before the times up.
>>5676546Btw it’s a draw quest if that sweetens the pot.
>>5675876I'm making an effort to edit the Mastuno Inc. Idol Manager quest a bit and post it on another site (royalroad) in an effort to draw some people to the board. It's essentially doing double-duty by allowing me to re-read the quest so I avoid plotholes. New thread will be up tomorrow after I finish editing everything written thus far.
>>5676548we so back
why the sudden explosion in Post-Apocalypse quests? There's been like 4 new ones in the last two days, why?
>>5676582Because 5 post-apocalypse quests will flake tomorrow. The circle of life.
>>5676548Yay! Thank you
Is there a qst discord not full of insecure quest raiding hacks?
>>5676548>another site (royalroad) in an effort to draw some people to the boardSounds smart, let us know if it works.>>5676539Or their quest for glory? Give it all you got to kill all the cops. So we can know your story.
>>5676634The qtg discord has been nothing but supportive to me and most qms
>>5676677Not from what I've seen. Maybe they've been nice to you, but that doesn't mean they aren't raiding, down voting cunts. That just beams you troll shielded yourself from them.
>>5676692There aren’t enough active people on the discord to raid quests dude. Besides for starting occasional drama on the qtg I can’t think of much else they’ve done to active quests
>>5676634I don't really bother with the Discord, myself. It's worth noting that the person who got raided/trolled hardest (SchizoQM) is a Discord member, though. Kinda seems like they weren't the ones doing the raiding or downvoting (though I sprt of suspect they were the ones who aggressively upvoted my quest for some reason).
>>5676634The one in the OP
>>5676582One day we'll have a few present-apocalypse quests.Anyway update for The Goblin King is Bored! >>5676731Combat ends, and Quiet has to decide how to handle Uzweld.
>>5676677>>5676715>>5676717>Suddenly 1 post IDs out of nowhere to defend their precious hugbox
>>5676388I do not care for Sworn to ValourIt insists upon itself
>>5676388I want Black Company 2230 back
>>5676753I am >>5676715
>>5676548let's fucking go
>>5676753Its now 2 for me, can you point out an instance of discord raiding quests?
Quests for this feel?
>>5676794I think that might be the first diagram i've ever seen to paint the French and Arabs in a worse light than the Irish or the JewsWho made this, I have to knowregardless, this man has never met a russian in his life
>>5676795Can't say I know, Ive seen it float around 4chan over the years. But if you do find out let me know.
>>5676794True Alt. History is closest, though not overtly racist and all the ethnic groups are fictional.
>>5676786They raided Prole then gaslighted that it wasn't them.
>>5676548We're so fucking back
>>5676804If you say so.
Can the OP of a thread delete their own thread, or would a mod need to delete it?I’d post a test thread to find out but don’t want to leave it on the board for a month taking space if I can’t delete it myself.
>>5676019Only got to the pc now to reply, that is a neat idea, but I have to wonder what they look like at birth then? Just regular human infants, then as they age they assume some random form from what they observed? I considered making them multiply by splitting off from the parents' body, that would solve the problem since they would assume the parent's form, but that would be kind of gross, if quite interesting. Also it presents another set of problems, like what they remember from their parent.>>5676298Haha, sorry to change the name, anon, your contribution was very nice! Or are you glad they got in? I'm not sure with the image...>>5677040I think you can delete the thread you created, but only within a limited time from its creation. Same with posts.
>>5677040Jannies only. I've found this out the hard way.
>>5677044Maybe the baby always look like the mother, but at some point during their infancy they awaken their shape shifting abilities and start changing forms at random until they get some control over it.
To the interest of maybe 2 people who frequent this general, Christian Cultist Quest is returning with it's fourth thread: TONIGHT! The age of the flake is over, now the age of Christ begins anew on this board. Join us at 6 PM EST.
>>5677074Forgot the pic.
>>5677072Oh, and maybe the moment they get control over their abilities is treated as a sort of second birth culturally.For the cursed faction it's because they can now choose to stay in only one form (normally like one of their parents), and for the blessed it's because it's proof they are now a true Sunorian.
>>5677076Thinking more about it, that could give an opposite to the trueformed, one that instead of never awakening their shapeshifting abilities, never got their powers under control, randomly changing forms for their entire life.Don't know if this is all too complex or not.
>>5676539A nigger is an inhabitant of the Americas with West African or Congolese descent.
What quest has the most interesting or novel setting?Obviously some quests fall into genres and will have unique elements, like weird aliens for Sci-Fi or magic stuff for Fantasy, but what quest is even more unusual and unique especially in regards to its genre?
>>5677097I'm gonna go for Court of Swords.
>>5677097Souv's quests. A mishmash of every genre you can think of with their tropes subverted.
I plan to incorporate actual web hopping if this quest can progress far. Will post screenshots of live other web activity if I have my pc with md.>>5670624
QMing fucks my sleep
>>5677168I at first read this as "QM fucks my sheep" and was a bit intrigued.
>>5677074>>5677075Really nice, welcome back
>>5677169Sounds like a good headline
>/qst/ is down to 500 posts per dayGrim
>>5677184The big quests with huge amounts of posts and discussion are all on a hiatus. Nothing we can do about it.
>>5674243>Mods deleted magical girlfriend quest and gave warning for 'erotic roleplay'Guess that's it
>>5677204Jannies are such niggers, we have literal smut quests floating on by but clearly this is too far.
>>5677204The Discord gang got all the new quests nuked but there was no erotic roleplay at all. Just recreate it.
>>5677213Is this you effectively admitting it to mass reporting it?
>>5677218I'm not the Discord gang
>>5677223That's not a denial. How many threads have you gotten nuked?
>>5677223So that's a yes?
>>5677237>X got all the new quests nuked>I'm not XHow is that a yes? That's a no.
>>5677238You didn't deny it and you always seem to be around when something turns to shit on this board. And go on let's see your proof that discord did this and you dindu nuthin.
>>5677213What leads you to believe it was "the Discord gang"?
I actually have a General Quest Thread question: How did it happen that Erotic content is banned on this board? Akun seems unrestrained. Is this board a SFW alternative? Seems so surreal that 4chan is moderated more than stuff outside...I'm genuinely curious! Early guess - there were ONLY explicit quests.
>>5677254They create all the /qtg/ threads with Discord links in the OP, and any /qtg/ that doesn't have the Discord links gets nuked. This reveals their tactics.
>>5677276Is that actually the case? For a while, the adisocrd link was tpelaced with one to a transgendered support group or something, and nobody noticed for months. I posted a Christmas-themed QTG before they could post theirs with the illustrated OP (by accident, I swear!) and nobody nuked that QTG. I think the Nazi-free WTG got nuked because we're only allowed one active General at a time, and Nazi Waifu QTG was still active at that time. Was a dumb idea anyway
>>5677273You may notice that this is a blue board.
>>5677277Here's a picture proof
>>5677293>Rant from five years ago with zero sources
>>5677295>its been five years
>>5677273This board is partly a containment board for quests, but most of the boards that quests would have been run on in the past were blue boards. This has used up my yearly quota of spoonfeeding. I will receive no recompense.Anyway update for The Goblin King is Bored!>>5677275The Twiddle Twins mess with Quiet the goblin some more and she sees what a broken man looks like.
>>5677282>blue boardI see, but why? Given the creative nature of quests it seems to me that it's an unnecessary restriction - which hints there was a reason/s why it's the way it is. Does anyone knows those reasons? Oh, a second question~ Do you want that restriction or would you rather it gone?
>>5677302 see >>5677299.>do you want more porn?Nah, qe have the right amount. It's easy to smuggle smut in, anyway. You just link it from off-site or, as Sojourner once did, put in a PDF where the porn is on the second or third page.
>>5677302>why?Probably because it was split from /tg/, another blue board. >Do you want that restriction or would you rather it gone?I want it to stay.You may see it as a restriction on creativity, but in fact it is this restriction that allows creativity to bloom. Otherwise every quest would just be porn.
>>5677308>>5677299>>5677311Thanks!>Otherwise every quest would just be porn.Yeah, I can absolutely see that.
>>5672298 >>5672301 >>5672302 >>5672310 >>5672318 >>5672434thanks for the advice guys, I've been pondering it over for quite a bitcome hell or dick rain, thread will be up by the 10th. im still jobless and this exam is doing umvc3 combos with my ass so updates might be SLOWbut it's either that or nothing. goodbye vidya
>>5677311This is true. If this board allowed porn, I would instantly dump all of the lewds I made of my quest in-thread.
>>5677570Big tiddy AI gf when.
As last /qtg/ is still alive why did we hop over?
>>5677636Reached picture limit
>>5677072>>5677076>>5677080Very nice solution. I think I'll implement it.I'm returning to worldbuilding today, may post more in the /qtg/ in the coming days.On another note, has anyone noticed that some threads have been archived ahead of time? We've only got threads up to page 9 now. I think it's probably due to their inactivity and short lifespan, I've watched some meme ones like maid harem.
Thoughts on a cultist/dark lord a sort of dual perspective quest? Would a fantasy, modern or futuristic setting be more interesting?
>>5677649They got nuked because mods didn't like them. Some of it were genuinely spam though.
>>5677653Modern would be fun and different. We've had a good modern one in the past.
>>5677656Seconding this - would be fun to do something like “Rosemary’s Baby” since we rarely get quests set in the modern era here.
>black gangster quest got nukedRIPThat one was legit good
Is there some guidelines on how far a scene can go before it's too explicit? Asking for a friend~
>>5677665Kill yourself fag
>>5677663I was weirdly invested even if on the surface it looked like a shitpost quest.
>>5677668It wasn't a shitpost quest? I skimmed it and it read to me like a shitpost quest. Maybe I'll reread the archives.
>>5677667Happy Pride Month~
>>5677653The modern cult I referred to, if you need an examplehttps://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2019/3189762/
>>5677669A shitpost quest with regular updates and engagement is still a valid quest format that does not deserve trimming.Heck, my own is a shitpost quest.
>>5677663>>5677668>>5677669I think the QM probably could have been a bit more subtle in his quest name and prose. it was definitely not a “tasteful” look at gang culture, so I can appreciate why a mod might have looked at it as racebaiting.A quest based on the Wire would incredibly based, though.
>>5677673>an actual nonshitpost quest got mistaken for a low effort quest because the naming scheme was similar Such is the game. Wrong place, wrong time.
>>5677673shit doesn't have to be tasteful to be fun and it probably was half a shit post and racebait but the qm seemed to be getting invested in it with each post. imo it had a right to play out instead of being axed.
>>5677669It read like a fanfic of the Wire
>>5677678Magical Girlfriend gets nuked but Tranny Crossdressing quest #369 is still here. Make it make sense.
>>5677678The game is the game
>>5677681Completely agree with you, but I’d prefer half of the pedo/erp/crossdressing threads getting nuked rather than none at all.This is actually a good time to draw in new players given that the board is now relatively clean of sexual deviancy.
>>5677681Effort counts; Themes too.Forced crossdressing is not explicit in nature. You could try it sometime~
>>5677681Our lone janitor is on Exiled Immortal's payroll, purposely trying to kill /qst/ to divert traffic to spacebattles
>>5677654Shame abour Black Gangster Quest. It wasn't breaking new ground or anything, but ut was competently written and seemed to be a serious quest.
>>5677683>jannie on a rampage randomly deleting new threads>"good time to draw in new players"Anon, how many times were you dropped on the head?
>>5677717I'm more mad about magical girlfriend quest
>>5677665There's no hard and fast rule, but if you're going to elaborate on a specific sexual act, or really get into the sensations, actions, etcetera for more than a sentence or two, link it to a pastebin as a precaution.
>>5677720Did thos equests get archived anywhere in a place where the QM could reocver them and continue on from there?
>>5677681There’s (unless I missed something) exactly two trans/cross dressing quests at the moment, and only one is clearly bait that got missed because it’s at the bottom of the board after a whole month of no interaction. Then again it wouldn’t be /qtg/ if there wasn’t some rrats being thrown around to borrow another board’s slang.
>>5677722>>5677720I don't see the magical girlfriend one, but...
What type of quest do you think /qst/ is missing in terms of pure mechanics? We already have a bunch of RPGs with dice rolling, some party based dungeon crawlers, and more abstract Story related games, but what sort of mechanics do we really not see a lot of?
>>5677781Cooperative storytelling, when the players have the ability to influence the setting, backstory or plot from time to time
>>5677663>black gangster quest got nukedThat one was even in ReptoidQM's list of recommendations, which is like being a 3-star quest
>>5676773You mentioned trying out language models for story writing but finding them constrained when handling NSFW or politically-incorrect topics such as Irnille or the ideology of the reptilians.Have you tried setting up a local model? They don't have the same censorship problems and you can run one provided that you have a gaming PC or even just a good laptop. There are some guides on /g/: look for /lmg/ to get started
https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Madness%20Project%20Nevadahere is the madness combat quest I remembered
>>5677852that one was cool, we were doing so well so fast. sucks that no one picked it back up
Another month, still no good fantasy quest
I was playing Boltgun and having fun, a Chaos Space Marine quest could be cool imo.
>>5677781It might be my bias, but I really like mechanics that make protagonist not just the embodiment of the players, but also a character with thier own (destructive) desires.Mechanics where if players roll poorly the protagonist chooses the option players wouldn't ever choose. It makes quests much less predictable and chaotic~Also, players tend to go Logic-engine mode and almost always choose the logical option, this can add spice when protag elects to say 'screw the players! I wanna gamble!' beacuse all players rolled poorly on Will roll
>>5677860What's the problem with mine?I want real detailled answered, not ghost like you usually do.
>>5677895You replied to bait
>>5677895"Good fantasy quest" spammer is sojourner, who wrote oekaki quest or dark fantasy quest. "Still no good fantasy quest" is him saying "my quest was the only good fantasy quest". He won't give you detailed answer.
>>5677895This is what he considers good fantasy quest: https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2018/2410749/ Compare it to your quest if you must.
You know what we actually don't have though? A good isekai quest.
>>5677895>What's the problem with mine?It's not a GOOD fantasy quest, only a good one. I presume that is, I haven't read it.
>>5677898>"Good fantasy quest" spammer is sojournerI guess it makes sense he would pop up again so close to pride month.
>>5677860StV is coming back soon
Hey quick question how to start a quest without letting the fear of flaking get in the way
>>5677929Just do it. Sometimes shame is all you need.
For those QMs that run smaller quests do that lack of replies dishearten you?
>>5677862Playing Colony wars and X wing (I forgot all the controls), want a sci fi pilot quest.
>>5677921New idol manager thread
>>5677936Not really dishearten, but solidify the decision or mindset, to seek a conclusion to the thread in order to start a different/new quest. Always chasing that dragon of a greater player number. Sometimes find it, sometimes don't.
>>5677940Hype!>>5677936Name your quest and I'll give it a look
>>56779291. Write notes about events you want to happen, funny lines you want to use etc.. but NOT in details, and keep it changing. Write and discover the story as you move along, ideally, you will be as surprised as the players sometimes. (although it's great to hint developments2. Best time for thinking is, in my option, during jogging or walks. Before them go on danbooru or a anything with pics for inspiration. Expand on the ideas as you jog/walk. Start with something generic then exapand it. That's how I keep myself engaged to the quest.And, most importantly.3. People, the Social, the air. Open with your players, don't hide, maybe even ask for advice - such actions build bonds and loyalty. And imo, having bond with your players is THE thing that matters. Here is my unpopular opinion: mere vote '> I vote X' is nearly worthless for ego and desire to go on, one 2-3 paragraph comment is more satisfying than 5 '>x's. So Build loyalty, look at your quest as a hub for like-minded people, and return just for them. Fundamentally, questing is a social hobby, and oftentimes, it's the players that decide how good a quest becomes by encouragement, fanfiction, or by coming up with theories you can incorporate.a sempai of mine said wisely 'its not action people want, but reaction' - provide it. Don't just throw Quest Words at people, ask them shit, engage them, staying silent is the best way of making QMing into a chore.Knowledge itself conquers fear. Those methods make returning to quests a pleasure, and when that happens it's kinda difficult to flake. ...those (You)s man... They are addictive...Have Fun, loveee from a fellow QM~
>>5677948>Name your quest and I'll give it a lookNever said I run a quest, just curious.
>>5677936...Absolutely. It might be mine sensitivity but when I don't get any (You)s in a while I get anxious whether I've posted an update so terrible people just leave. ;-;
>>5677936As long ad I get at least three replies, I'm good. I can even run with one or two, but with two you get a lot of ties/deadlocks.
>>5677895Oh is that sojourner? He ditched his name after abandoning more quests?
>>5677974Royal Rumble when?
>>5677936How do you define "lack of replies"? If I get 1 or 0 votes during a full voting window, I get a little worried, but I'm happy and comfortable with 3+. 2 is borderline. If you find yourself unsatisfied with 3+, I recommend revising your mindset, because that's a solid amount for a small quest-- especially if the players are engaging with it.
>>5677898>>5677903You got a source for this information, or are we just making shit up because a quest you read didn’t post an update today?
>>5677964>he's comfortable with 3..>>5677936I have resolved myself to continue as long as I can satisfy even 1 soul.
>>5678129Yeah, three's a good solid number. Three to five is what I had for long stretches of Reptilian Infiltrator.
Also, updated recs. Two fall, but two more rise!
What is the most GOYSLOP Quest?
>>5677895DRAGON! Hello! Howdy howdy howdy howdy howdy! Guess who I am!
>>5678188An anonymous member of a offshot elven-obsessed portion of notorious societal leeches that can more often than not be found frogposting?
>>5678167Anything that can't get 100 replies in 4 days.
>>5677936I figured out I couldn't QM when my quest had like 6 or so replies in the beginning, but then had 2 for the rest of the time. It felt more like pity than actual enjoyment so the most sensical thing to do would just be to stop, so I did. Plus finals hit hard. I've been thinking about asking people what they want or try to attempt a generic quest to get some practice but I feel like that wouldn't go well for me.
>>5678258You mean can? Goyslop is popular
Does anybody else on /qst/ have this problem?I constantly think about running a complex or ambitious quest, like a very long running fantasy or cultivation quest, even though I've had problems with burnout and ennui in the past. I have run a relatively long running quest before that I'd still doing (not going to say which) but I have this strange desire to start something new and long-form even though I already know I wouldn't actually enjoy running it that much, since I mostly prefer one-shots. I think it's more the desire for the extrinsic reward of having a popular Quest people talk about or has a lot of traffic as opposed to the actual intrinsic enjoyment of running individual threads. Still this knowledge does not actually stop my desire to attempt something like this, even though I know I will very likely get burnt out.
>>5678260Which quest? Seems like you're being too hard on yourself. Rare is the quest that doesn't go through slow periods, but if you're getting few replies it may have more to do with subject than skill.