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Welcome to /qtg/, the off-topic thread for this board.

>What is a quest?
An interactive story in which the Quest Master writes and provides the readers with options on how to proceed. Dice may or may not be included.

Useful links:
>https://pastebin.com/2T37iDFQ
An old collection of advice and guides. It is worth a look for a new QM.

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>http://pastebin.com/u/QuestReviewsArchive

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Previous Thread:
>>4750601
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This is just bait...
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Questions make for a good discussion starter, you know, but that's fine, I had my own prepared before I got sniped.

>General question
What are your favorite characters in the quests you read? What makes them appeal to you?

>QM question
What is the worst consequence you've thrown on your players? Did you regret it or did it make things more interesting?

>Player question
What do you want to see more of in a quest/s you're following? Not just "more" obviously, but something in particular that could be expanded upon or developed. QMs like to know what you like!
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>>4813990
I want to see 12 year old Joffrey Baratheon dick down his own mother Cersei in Joffrey quest, but TrickQM has proved resistant to go there so far. Also fuck more qtpies, maybe Catelyn or Sansa.
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>>4813990
make your own thread with a better image and we can have a cross thread bait war, Op already fucked up
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>>4813990
>General question
My favourite characters are those ones that you can feel have just lived the world they are in and that you could drop out at some point and come back to them doing something completely different and go “yeah I could see X doing that”

>Player question
I want a sequel be it spiritual or actual to the old Crusader quest, I wouldn’t really mind if the original MC and his family got dropped or you played as their descendants or something their was just something magical about it that has never quite quelled the embers of tism in me
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>>4813997
I thought he did that a couple threads back, on Mother's Day, in a really cringey meta-post?
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>>4813990
>What are your favorite characters in the quests you read? What makes them appeal to you?

I like characters that respond realistically and don't just cater to the whims and fantasies of the player, or exist as flat obstacles. Or really sexy ones if it's a goofier quest, that's fine too

>What is the worst consequence you've thrown on your players? Did you regret it or did it make things more interesting?

The main character might get raped and/or tortured if things keep up as they are right now in terms of rolls. Maybe even killed, but I'm hesitant to end the quest abruptly with a single combat.

>What do you want to see more of in a quest/s you're following? Not just "more" obviously, but something in particular that could be expanded upon or developed.

More faction politics, more gradual accumulation of abilities, more interesting waifu-bait where applicable. But honestly, most any campaign play includes at least a fair amount of at least one of these--I'd just like to see more quests cater to my personal tastes. Who doesn't?

More unique, uncommon hooks would be good, too. And less flaking!
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>>4813990
>What are your favorite characters in the quests you read? What makes them appeal to you?
My obvious would be the main characters of each, but that's a little boring so I'll go the next step to npcs.

Royal Rumble: Gustoff, because he's a total bro and looks out for us all the time, even when he gets angry

Bones Quest: Mitzi, because despite her joking and sarcasm, she's one of the only people that doesn't belittle Stan in some way for her low intelligence, and can be surprisingly patient.

Gnoll Quest: A little difficult since the newest thread took a while to come around, so all the side characters aren't exactly fresh in my mind since in the latest thread we're in a place without any real allies. I do like Anu and hope we get future chances to speak with him, he seemed pretty based.

>What is the worst consequence you've thrown on your players? Did you regret it, or did it make things more interesting?

This answer is pretty obvious to anyone playing, but at the end of last thread the players lost an arm. The enemy announced he was about to use his strongest attack and gave them a chance to run, they stood their ground. After they failed the dodge roll, I gave them a chance to spend a limited resource to successfully dodge the attacks, they declined.

I don't outline these things to insult my players choices, in fact I think they made things much more interesting- but I'm a firm believer in telegraphed consequences and following through. I don't like when something horrible happens just because of one bad die roll (though I understand when it does and can live with it), but I DO believe that if the danger was properly foreshadowed/warned, and especially if the players had an option to deal with it they didn't take, that it's imperative to follow through. Not only so they realize their actions have consequences, but because it often makes things more interesting. Already they're working on researching and gathering funds to build a cool ass Sekiro/Guts style prosthetic, but it's gonna take them some time.

>What do you want to see more of in a quest/s you're following? Not just "more" obviously, but something in particular that could be expanded upon or developed.

Usually I say character development/dialogue, but the three quests I'm following right now all do a pretty good job of that, so I'll be specific to each (just minor nitpicks).

Bones Quest: A little more info on the area around us and the setting. Characters and backstories have been well developed, action is fun, but I'm curious about the world.

Royal Rumble: More small moments. I understand why they're few and far between, but they add a lot for me personally.

Gnoll Quest: It makes sense giving the setting and story why so many npcs hate us, but it would be nice to be tossed at least one or two bro characters we could fall back on aside from just Daitza, ESPECIALLY in the dwarf fortress. Maybe a chance to speak with the goblin or kobold more later.
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>>4814099
>The main character might get raped and/or tortured if things keep up as they are right now in terms of rolls.
What quest are you running? I swear I'll be a loyal reader until the end if this is true.

>>4814076
No, it just faded to black after the first two lines where Cersei kisses back. The rest of the post is ostensibly Joffrey (but really Trick himself) giving a sermon to Fatefags about how this is completely okay and totally not incest. As if I care about any of that! Just give me the smut.
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>>4814123
This his hilarious, but I can't be bothered to go looking. Do you have a backlink, or an approximate date, anon?
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>>4813990
Thanks for taking the initiative, anon!

>General question
Lego Quest: Jake Starcrash, obviously--really like the semi-pulp feel of it all and he also managed to get some interesting development in the last thread.

A Herald's Journey: Herald, obv--he's developed quite a bit from the first thread and manages to have his own unique personality despite mainly looking like a nameless rank and file knight dude.

Trust a Goblin: Mike. Still catching up, but I really dig Centerfield's writing and art--his characters are fun to hear talk and have a surprising amount of depth for what I assumed to be a one-off quest.

>QM question
Players decided to toss a grenade a few threads ago and rolled pretty poorly, so instead of getting fully caught in the blast a side character played hero and pushed the protag out of the way. The roll after to avoid being gunned down by skeletons was a crit fail, so when one of the skeletons whipped out a grenade of their own and rushed the protag, the side character grabbed it and sacrificed themselves to save the protag.

I think if anything I regret it MECHANICALLY rather than PLOTWISE--people argue that said side character wouldn't have done that, but I'm a firm believer in trying to write characters that don't always follow the logical process. Mechanically, though, I do feel bad about jumping to that type of consequence after a bad roll followed by a crit--Bones Quest isn't exactly numbers-heavy, so sometimes determining appropriate consequences isn't the easiest thing to do.

I feel like narrative-wise it made things a bit more interesting. The team dynamic changed a bit and there's definitely some issues to address now, but naturally no one can address them yet because they're all in an exploding lab with goo skeletons trying to kill them. So it goes!

>Player question
Not really sure, to be honest.
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>>4814158
Here you go : >>4799690
Thread is still on page 6 so the link should be active for a while.
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>>4813990
>What are your favorite characters in the quests you read? What makes them appeal to you?
Panzer Commander: Rondo von Metzeler, a man of courage, integrity and will
Royal Rumble: Nyeuu, cause he's a genuinely nice person and a total bro.

>What do you want to see more of in a quest/s you're following?
More like less - less critfails with unreasonably high probabilities.
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>>4814168
AHAHAHAHAHA

Thanks anon, that was a riot.
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Govern Quest has been updated!

>>4814175
>>4814175
>>4814175

>>4813269
thank you anon, like I said, I might return to S.N.E.E.D later on but it would be rude to run it alongside yours. Besides, I got my hands full with my current quest. Good luck with your quest!
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>>4814217
*Governor
Damn, Can't even write it right. I am hopeless.
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I wonder if Bighat QM lurks here? Any chance of a return of Witches Mark this month?
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I used to run Station Management Quest. Recently I thought about picking up where I left but got discouraged after browsing the archives. Just seems to me that quest sucked, hard. Anyone remembers ? Anyone gives a shit?
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>>4814123
>What quest are you running?
Reptilian Infiltrator Quest, but keep in mind that--while it can get lewd and/or edgy, it's not a porn-quest. Apart from brief allusions to the type of sex-act occurring and reasons the main character enjoys or doesn't enjoy it, how it affects her feelings about herself and the people involved... I don't really get granular or detailed about what's happening. If you're looking to read straight-up smut, you'll be disappointed.
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>>4813990
>What are your favorite characters in the quests you read? What makes them appeal to you?
I like zany stuff. Boring people bore me, even in writing, but there are ways to write a boring person to be interesting. But to answer the question, I like characters with a spin on them. Something that sets them apart, and an in-depth look at it, whether it's a mindset, a situation, physical ability or limitation, etc. Wow, that was a bad answer. Next question.

>What is the worst consequence you've thrown on your players? Did you regret it or did it make things more interesting?
I'm new to running quests so I don't have a ton of experience. Probably the worst consequence was losing our first wrestling match in my previous quest. That one went down fine. This question makes me ponder if I should get nastier with the consequences and the randomness/thresholds for which bad things happen to my players. A non-stop string of minor-to-medium awful events happen to our hobo main character in Hobo's Epic. He finds his confidence again and again, though, whether he has to pick himself and his brand new clothes up out of a scummy puddle, run away from or confront New York's many factions of psychos, or spray feces all over a greedy shopkeep's stall in retribution. Nothing is stopping him, he WILL find out what happened to Nick Miller.

>What do you want to see more of in a quest/s you're following?
I suppose seeing more side-talk and in-thread discussions would be fun, so threads don't just read off as "Prompt - Command - Prompt - Command - Prompt - Command". Players getting engaged and attached to stories. Adding to, inspiring or interacting with the lore at a deeper level.
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My current quests:

Hobo's Epic
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Civ Quest TURBO
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>>4814323
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>>4814456
>A non-stop string of minor-to-medium awful events happen to our hobo main character in Hobo's Epic.

I feel like some of them are pretty legit awful, but maybe not by hobo standards. We've been actively dodging the worst ones until we got to the bookshop.

>I suppose seeing more side-talk and in-thread discussions would be fun

Agreed. It's what makes this medium different from just a CYOA book. That and write-ins.
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>>4813922
We had such good OP pics in lsat thread and you decided to go with this low effort shirt. Shame. [b]SHAME[/b]
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>>4814466
>>4814466
Yeah, I figure the worst thing in Hobo's Epic so far kind of happens immediately, you're a hobo waking up in piss on top of garbage cans in NYC. That sounds downright hardcore and nigh-indirigible. That wasn't really a player consequence, though, just exposition. Some of the crazies chasing our lovable tramp clearly showed intent to do harm, and that is pretty awful, but some were just kinda... weird. And it seems we successfully avoided all of them! I'm gonna SPOOOIL For now...(?)

>write-ins.
+1 lol
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>>4814476
yeah makes me sad too. i mean, just look at this
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>>4814492
This picture is unironically awesome and much better than what the OP posted.

>Flashy colors and gifs that attract your interests
>Big Bold letters that let you know what you are getting into from the get go
>Pictures that immediately describe /qst/'s interests

10/10

Instead we had:
>Black and white
>Meme picture that most people will automatically ignore
>Small font, barely readable

0/10
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>>4814492
We should absolutely sue this next time.
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4craft is coming back apparently. Anyone want to rep /qst/?
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>>4814527
No
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>>4814492

You all better make this the next qtg pic.
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>>4814527
What is/was 4craft? Never heard of it.
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>>4814705
4chan cup but for minecraft
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>>4814705
Big minecraft map where each board gets an island. Traditionally has resulted in failure but it tends to be fun for the first few days.
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I am strongly tempted to just make another general with atleast some effort on the pic just out of pure spite
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>>4814760
Nah, it's just the general. Do it next time. It's not worth it.
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>>4813997
you and me bro
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>>4814760
You mean like this?>>4814492
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>>4813990

>General

Going with non-MCs, since MCs are something else. In no particular order;

StV: Brother Rousseau. Interesting redemption arc, ties back into first thread and joins it to Emile's journey well. Surprisingly emotive for someone who's sworn to silence.

BC2230 A.D.: A bit too early to tell, but I do like Crane's interactions with Natalya. Hopefully the two of them don't get got by the Savis.

Drowned: Probably Ellery or Madrigal. I'm a sucker for weirdness magnets, and Maddy has fun interactions with Charlotte, when she isn't threatening us with violence. Or conducting violence either. Game night never-ever.

Swamp Lord Quest: Cailm. Not even close, that horrible lecher reminds me of one of my good friends that moved away.

L5R Chanbara: Probably Yoshi. I like that archetype of monks who are retired samurai, returning for one more chance at redemption.

A Herald's Journey: Haven't caught up all the way yet, but Barret is a bro through and through.

Still waiting on a few more to start up again, but I've got enough to keep me busy for a while yet.

>QM Question.

One critfail occurred so far in each of my quests. Into The Wilderness had it while preparing the totem (the whole purpose of why the MC went innawoods), almost ruining nearly two and a half weeks of work when they burnt their fortune and managed to salvage it. Rolls in order were 99, 100, and 73 versus a roll-under DC of 80. Don't regret it, shit happens, even when you do everything right. Would have been an auto-pass if they put it off until the morning, fyi. Can't let them know that while they're deciding though, that'd be gaming the system instead of picking their own path.

Open Roads had it occur while trying to get more information on a potential deal on wool. Pissed off a toady for a rival house, and wound up in a duel. Again, shit happens. They also brought their retainer who has a tendency to piss people off, and tried to be a bit sneaky in their info-gathering. At least it didn't happen in the following duel, or else there might be a bit of an issue getting the good to Jironth with a sword slash to the throat.

>Player question

Intrigue is interesting, even though I'm shit at it. Most of the ones I'm following though, I'm following for different reasons. Probably going to look into some others soon, since I'm pretty much caught up on all the ones I'm reading right now.

>obligatory plug to the latest post in Open Roads Quest for those who want to jump in it at the latest point.

>>4815369
>>4815369
>>4815369
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>>4814174
>we will never ever bang Nyeuu and bro down after
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>>4815445
I agree that it would have been a interesting route, and I'm amused at how long that flirting has kept going, but I honestly don't think the will is there for a homosexual interaction as Garlend. Plus: Nyeuu probably wouldn't go for adultery, and Garlend has a bunch of other marriage prospects that are more broadly waifu-able and strategic. It was ultimately just an amusing gag.
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>>4815445
My regard for Nyeuu is platonic.
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>>4815515
at least I still have the thief.
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>>4815620
A man can dream.

>>4815585
Nyeuu IS still a total bro.
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When's the next Giant in the Silver Marches thread?
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It only took 38 threads but the Fate MC finally got to Coom.
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What's the type of quest people want the most around here?
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>>4815806
Good for him

>>4815810
Fate isekai, apparently
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>>4815810
Slime rancher. Had a dream I ran a slime rancher quest once. It was comfy. But I already run one quest, so I can't fulfill my dream
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So it's been a while now, what's the general opinion of people that were around in the before times on whether the /tg/-/qst/ split was a good idea?

I imagine the result was lower average quality, more difficulty for good quality quests to get attention, and a more stagnant playerbase. But I also stopped paying attention like four years ago so I could be surprised.
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>>4815806
And with his educated prostitute rape victim sister no less whos now pregnant with quintuplets
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>>4815903
It's K.
Not Blood Related.
He's based.
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>>4815848
Anti questers will say it was a good thing, questers will say it was a bad thing.

I no longer have an opinion as reconciliation is impossible outside higher authority of mods who likely don’t care any more than they have too.
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>>4815848
my slowass one update a day quests wouldn't survive on /tg/
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>>4815922
How it was ever a good thing? As >>4815938 pointed out, /tg/ is too fast for the slower quests, so only mega-popular/spammy quests survive and block the view from other threads as well.
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>>4815810
Quests that end properly and not just ghost after a while or never come back after a break.
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>>4815848
It has both postives and negatives, personally I enjoy the slower pace of the board in general which would have been impossible on /tg/, however it wouldn't be a stretch to call the board near dead and a lot of amazing stuff (Hunter X Hunter quest especially) fails to get noticed.
At the end of day any opinion is irrelevant and the change will last until this website finally dies.
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>>4815848
I think it was unnecessary at the time, since the quests did not really take up all that much space on the board.
I think the emotions surrounding the split soured the idea to the point where many good QMs ended up abandoning their quests which is a shame for the questers. I do hope the QMs at least are better off now.
Ultimately the slowness of the board enables slow writing quests like >>4815938 to keep a thread going and while some complain about slow pace of the board, I think it's one of the good outcomes here.
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>>4815952
Civilization games and doodle-quests do better rin that environment, arguably. Still, she much as the split was a bad idea at the time, you're right that it DID allow other genres to flourish.
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>make 1st quest with zero preparation, lukewarm start wirh no clear premise, get like half a dozen of replies.
>quest dies due to further rookie mistakes
>okay, the second one will be better. More action! More choices! Better writing!
>consistent two replies
Welp!
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>>4813990
>before I got sniped
If you're the guy who's made the previous few threads' OP images, I'm glad this guy beat you to it. If you're the guy who made >>4814492 though, I'm sorry for your loss

>General question
I like anyone who's fleshed out enough to feel like their own person that I'm giving suggestions to, as opposed to a marionette that I'm jerking around. I remember getting a little pissed at the extra tard wrangling we had to do at the time, but after dealing with enough self-insert quests I started really appreciating more independent protagonists like Muschio.

>QM question
My guys haven't cocked anything up terribly yet, although their decisions have led to a couple unplanned side character deaths. In general they've been opting to play the main character very safe/by the book, so they've turned down most of the options that would have lead to larger issues. I might get a little harsher in the next thread, but I think the current rhythm of successes/failures is pretty balanced so far

>Player question
I just want the few quests that I read to actually reach a conclusion. I feel like I'm carrying a fragment of the curse with me, and everything I get invested in dies quickly.
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>>4816206
>If you're the guy who's made the previous few threads' OP images, I'm glad this guy beat you to it. If you're the guy who made >>4814492 though, I'm sorry for your loss
Neither of them. I've made a lot of OPs in the past but now I prefer to draw OPs if I make them, and even though I don't think any of them look good in hindsight the idea is to sort of "inspire" by laying out a potential story in the title image of a thread about discussing stories. Stylistic font and memes are fine but I was thinking more conceptually or some gay shit.
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>>4815938
This. I've grateful for the split because my quest wouldn't exist if it never happened. I'd be too intimidated by /tg/ speeds.
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"The physicists have known sin, and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose."

>>4813296

Robert J. Oppenheimer's eye-catching pretentiousness aside, I would really appreciate anyone checking out Black Mesa Black Ops quest. There's a tie to be broken at the moment for a major decision, and likely more major decisions ahead.
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>>4814699
Why do you want a dancing thug as OP pic?
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>>4815810
GTA quest or Space Fantasy quest
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>>4815907
>Not Blood Related.
>based
What did he mean by this
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>>4816357
Snoop Dogg is pretty cool.
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You're a symbiotic suit of armor created by whomstever for whatever and it's your quest to figure out what Hero needs to wear you. I thought of this in one minute four minutes ago. Deal or death.
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>>4816466
Deal
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>>4816466
>it's your quest to figure out who you need to find in order to do something for some reason
I think it is extremely important that you know what your objectives are right away while leaving the uncertain component able to be acted upon in ways besides wandering around waiting for something to guide you. Say, for example, you still need to figure out which Hero must bear this fated armor that also happens to be your being, but you don't have all the time in the world to do it because the Demon Rape God's Avatar is coming and if you don't have your shit together the entire world is figuratively and literally fucked. So you have a motivating factor to give a swift kick in the rear dissuading fucking around not knowing what to do or why.
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>>4816476
>Demon Rape God
So let me get this straight, it's a demon god who rapes, or the god of raping demons, or the god of demons who rape, or...?
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>>4816490
The ambiguity was purposeful.
Whatever answer you find the most concerning is probably the correct one.
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>>4816497
I find them all calming and comforting
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>>4816476
Got it. Made a reason.
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To the QM "The Sun,"
Thank you for your blessing, I found a job. I miss your quest The Stoker, hope it makes a comeback!
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>>4814527
Where can I find it?
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>>4813922
Is there anyway to see reply previews on the archives? It's a bit annoying reading through threads and having to keep track of the post numbers in my head.
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>>4816697
So sad
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"What would you want nudged?"

>>4816831

I'm aware that this is a little pushy, but I just wanna make a last call for voting the big fork in the road for Black Mesa Black Ops quest, since the tie came back.
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Governor Quest has been updated!
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Are you FED UP? Do you have a hankering for good old-fashioned RASSLIN!?!? Then I have good news for you! The Fed Up Wrestling Tournament Federation, F.U.W.T.F., is COMING SOON to a city near you, and we're looking for new "talent" to beat on, har har har! Are you going to spectate on your ass like a couch potato, or are you FED UP ENOUGH, TO GET IN THE RING WITH SOME BAD BOYS LIKE ME AND MY TAG TEAM PARTNER, THE HOWITZER, HERE?!?!
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>>4816652
There's a preparatory discord before the server goes live, probably in a few days

https://discord.gg/wJgCRXHf

To my surprise there's actually a few /qst/ people already, so while we won't be able to compete with the big boards, we can at least get our own little faction going if the interest is maintained.
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How are you supposed to run a quest if you have a full time job?
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>>4817827
I am a neet, still too exhausted to run a quest.
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>>4817827
one may be forced to remove browsing 4chan from his daily schedule
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>>4817827
Steal from the company?
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>>4817827
Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime. That's why I update quests on company time.
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>>4817827
funnily enough I lost thread of my quest when I lost my job and couldn't bring myself to being posting despite apparent overabundance of time.

Maybe it's curse of sloth rotting my brain, or maybe I needed the quest as an outlet of waste imagination.
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>>4817827
Post before work, post after work, and maybe once before bed. Post weekends when you're not busy, at least once a day. It's worked for me, anyway, albeit my update this morning meant I missed my bus and won't be as early for the shift as I usually am.
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>>4817879
I'm telling your fucking boss. Please tell me what number I need to call.
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>>4817891
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkKwG1zxk8w
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>>4817893
lmao
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https://youtu.be/1NFrKMODrz8
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Since the thread isn't bumping anymore, figure I'll share my link here. I've got a cape-based quest going if anyone would be interested in that. Pretty simple premise, although your powers are a mystery. It's neither a marvel or DC setting but they are responsible for the bulk of the characters inspired.

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With Great Power Quest is back:

>>4818800

it's also a cape quest set in its own universe
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>>4818059
A long forgotten 3rd grade memory bubbled to the surface of doing a hypothetical yearly budget. I remember mine coming out to some "small" amount like $15,000/year and being ridiculed by the teacher for me thinking I'd be making so little. Little did she know the cruel twists of fate awaiting me, not that she likely ever really cared...
But yeah. I too want to run a qst but can't imagine coming come sore and exhausted and writing anything of quality or that's consistently intetesting or engaging.
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>>4819123
Do you think Pablo Picasso came home from a long day at work with only one ear, to find someone fucking his wife, day after day, and he just said "Geez I just can't imagine myself painting anything today". No, he painted those soup cans.

You need to bleed for your art. But more importantly, for your audience. Quit your job. Use public library computers to update your quests thrice a day. Only then will you be sated.

I also did that budget thing in 3rd grade, that was when I officially knew school was going to be gay forever. And I was right.
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>>4819144
A memory bubbles up from when I was homeless years ago. Arguing with SJWs on reddit while hoping that the country will "turn around" the local wildlife angry that some shithead died after grabbing for a cop's gun or something. Obama is crying about us damn dirty white folks again. I'm here with the other "computer homeless" hooked on gacha games, second life, and shit-tier rts games, endlessly bitching about coiners. I tab back to Mechanical Turk. Gotta grind my storage unit fee by the end of the week and make the 12 hour walk out to the industrial area where no buses run to pay up or lose the tax records and spare clothes I've stored there.
Oh god no, here comes The Train. He's brought his sticky leaking bag of cans into the library again. Jesus Christ, he's jiggling like jello so he's coked out of his goard. CHOO CHOOO! Every other fucking word outta this fuckin guy's mouth is fucking fuck and his volume does not befit the library one bit, though clearly more than half the regulars are homeless. My people begin shutting our shit down without a word because we might as well be a hivemind we spend so much time together. I begin to pack up my bag and begin to steer the conversation with The Train out of the library so he doesn't burn our spot. Fuck I just want some good roleplay but /r/roleplay is shit just like the rest of reddit has become. If only I knew of a site where people could post without having to pretend to believe in the politically correct alternate reality...
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>>4819176
You should write Hobo's Epic part 2, that was riveting. And fuck the PC police. I wish 4channel wasn't one of the only online places where you won't get totally censored, shut down or kicked out of the "club". But fuck it. Sometimes it seems even 4chan/nel is becoming more irrationally sensitive and legitimately two-faced and morally disingenuous, too. Oh well. Maybe I should just buy some wh40k sets and do that once or twice a month instead of doing all this reading and writing. Somehow I feel like that would just be a different set of problems. At least the problems here are free, excluding all the time and mental energy spent here. I've never been on r/roleplay or any other forum for something similar, so this is pretty unique to me.
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>>4819176
>I'm here with the other "computer homeless" hooked on gacha games, second life, and shit-tier rts games
what the fuck
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>>4819246
Yeah man. Nothing like a homeless dude on a smartphone playing an rts 14 hours a day every day going over his strats with you while waiting for the library to open. Absolute addiction.
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>>4815515
I don't think so either. I guess pride cometh before the fall.
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>>4819176
So how'd you get out of being homeless? Seems like a death spiral.
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Speaking of the tragedy of homelessness and mental illness:

Hobo's Epic, my second quest, has reached it's final ? update. Thanks everyone! Hope you had as much fun as I did. But not more, because, c'mon, that's kind of fucked up, righ- just kidding. I really appreciate all the encouragement, enthusiasm, participation and creativity.

>>4762133 The beginning
>>4819451 The end


My third quest (Civilization Quest: TURBO edition) is still open for voting and will update in about 12 hours.

>>4798191 The beginning
>>4798192 The beginning pt 2 (we some big ol' bugs)
>>4818196 latest
>>4818197 update
>>4818201 posts


And I've recently started a very... devious, disturbing quest. Enter at your own risk.

>>4819167 The beginning
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Dont mind me.
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>>4819463
That's a challenge I just may fail
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>>4819472
Ok fine, do mind me. I am just testing how dithering looks like in a thread.
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>>4819478
and how does it look?
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Looks like pic related
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>>4819457
>A Civ quest that reached 100 posts
This is very rare and inspiring
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>>4819456
Listen to the DARE lion. Don't beg. Be someone people want around. Network. Cultivate the illusion of normalcy. Find work.
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Let's talk about update art and possible mediums for GM expression in quests.

For instance, we have the coveted drawquests- where every or most updates are drawn fully. (In this context, we are also saying 3d model posing, machinima, figure photography and so on are all "drawquests" in this context) Then we have the less common map or overview quest, where each update may have a dungeon crawling map or character sheet attached to it, but requires less time, skill, and energy to upload then a full-on drawquest.

While I personally don't know any quests in this style; a picture-update drawquest is something like a relevant picture is posted every update; but instead of using random filler pictures from various or related media, it's drawn. This would feel a little more soulful and hand-crafted then using filler pictures from the web.

Finally, the text-only update. This one needs no introduction, since a lot of quests use this already. I personally find them boring, and unreadable, but this isn't meant to be an scathing insult to the various non-drawquest QMs on here.

So on a level of artistic expression, quality, and audience engagement we could roughly organize this on a scale of 1 to 10, with a full drawquest (with good art especially) being like a 10 and a all-text quest being like a 1. Is there any ideas for images/update art that I missed? I'm asking specifically for something in the 8 to 9 range of engagement here that isn't quite as time consuming as a full on drawquest.

The only ideas I have for this would be something like a VN- characters drawn in various poses and with static backgrounds, using transparency so they can be moved to various poses or expressions as the story demands it. However, this might actually be slower to set up then just doing quick sketches with simple character designs, which in turn will grant more benefit from having more flexibility in how they are drawn. I'm curious to see people's take on this.
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>>4820003
You might just have ADHD.
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>>4820003
Just post a relevant picture in addition to the text update. A pic of one of the characters in the update, if there's a fight then a pic of a fight, if you're describing an environment then a pic of a similar environment, things like that. It helps readers picture the thing happening in the update or the characters involved. If it's an already existing IP, you have tons of pictures to work with. If it's an original IP, you can still find similar pictures on Pinterest and ArtStation
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>>4820003
Are you dyslexic? Why can't you read words?
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>>4820013
I use pictures just to break the endless walls of text and make the thread easier to jump around with them as visual markers.
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>>4819545
To be fair it's a lot more creativity than "hey here's a picture. pick something i dunno man"
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>>4820003
I think your just autistic so you need pictures to read.
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I was thinking, has anyone tried to do a quest with terraforming mechanics?
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>>4820163
>>4820031
>seething text block qms
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>>4820003
I think I get where you're coming from, and I agree with the sentiment that more good, relevant sensory stuff makes for a more engaging experience.

>the text-only update
>I personally find them (sic) unreadable
kek

>pictures from various or related media
Yeah, they can be pretty soulless, I'm guilty of this one. But in your own words, someone like you is more likely to check out ANY update that has an image attached over a text-only update.

>artistic expression, quality, and audience engagement
Just because it's a 'drawquest' or draw update doesn't guarantee it'll excel in any of those things, though. And on that scale, text-only updates certainly don't default at a 1 in those departments. Especially if you are a whiz with formatting and structuring your writing. Some people can literally write a single sentence and give you a more vivid mental picture than an actual picture.

>However, this might actually be slower to set up
To draw quality/high-effort stuff to go with a quest? It might take as long or 10x the amount of time the writing takes. It's kind of like making a comic book/illustrated create-your-own-adventure book. It gets time consuming, quick. Not all people have time or talent to draw/create other media to enhance a story/quest. It would be cool to explore other forms, like vocaroo/voice recordings for quests, and I dunno... Other stuff.
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Persona: Moonless is live!
>>4820231
>>4820231
>>4820231
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am i the only one who can't write anymore unless its a quest?
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>>4820414
I can't imagine not writing. How? Please explain.
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>>4820416
You're going to have to rephrase that question in the form of a quest if you want an answer.
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>>4820426
chuckled heartily. Thank you Anon.
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>>4820426
Rogue Author Quest! The young mc must keep writing or they die but what they write always becomes real in some horrible fashion. And this is only one of many bizarre occurrences in their small town america life. Can they stop and prevent their situation from devolving into madness? And if so, how?

Guess we'll have to play the quest to find out.
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>>4820416
eh, as in writing stories, novels, etc. kinda like the quest format being the only one that gets me working
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>>4820414
No, but Ive used quests to reignite myself after a writers block.
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>>4820461
Oh that makes sense. I've felt it's easier to write with quick feedback. With daily feedback it's almost like a drug.
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>>4820480
thats what gets me too, the instant feedback. its like, if i write a whole book at once it might suck, but if im writing a quest i can get corrected along the way. also people telling you nice things is always nice
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Now that's it back (on akun) I've fallen in love completely with Elf Slave quest. Wat do?
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>>4820521
Wait for it to catch up, which might take a while at this pace, then participate?
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What's keeping you here over running on Akun?
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>>4820646
its filled with coomers, the ui is confusing, you can samefag pretty easy and its hard to know when and its bloated with half assed quests its so bad that most authors move on from quest to a newer quest constantly.
In here the chat part is much cleaner and organized
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>>4820646
Akun is full of unrepentant coomers, the UI sucks and I have it on good authority that quests get low traffic if they have no smut, so there's not even the advantage of playerbase. I also like how the posting function (vs chat) allows for more thought-out discussion.
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>>4820521
>Elf Slave
If it isn't the one by Watdo from a while ago, it's not the same. It can never reach the heights of player engagement and raw kino power.
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>>4820733
It is the same by watdo. He's transferring it all to akun, slowly. He plans to run it as a normal quest once the exisiting text has been copied over.

https://fiction.live/stories/Elf-Slave-Quest/SNh4N2gprwNcH6CCA/home
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>>4820748
holy fucking shit
I remember he ran this at one point and revealed himself to be Watdo
https://archived.moe/qst/thread/3216674/
but then he claimed he got hit by a car and got his laptop destroyed and had his left arm broken and never posted again, as far as I am aware
I hope he's doing well
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>>4820675
>>4820710
Good points.

I can't settle on an idea, I have dozens and I'm not sure which one to pick and develop.
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>>4820764
But why would he run it on Akun?
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>>4820808
Cause he's a massive flakey faggot. Made countless quests here and abandoned them all. A good fit for akun.
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>>4820856
he only ever ran Elf Slave but had to drop it from real life reasons, then tried Fantasy Droid and had to drop it because a car hit him and destroyed his laptop and broke his arm; that's classic QM curse
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>>4820938
https://fiction.live/user/lastqm/stories
He ran peasant lord (the one where a fight took 6 rl months to finish), levy, magical chef, ex-soldier, guard, tribalman and a bunch of others I don't remember.
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>>4820950
wait, you're telling me the one behind Peasant Lord is also the same guy that did Elf Slave as Watdo?
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>>4820970
yep. click on the link
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Okay, I hope this post doesn't come out as too bitchy, but I want some insight. I'm enjoying writing my new quest (>>4812638),
but it didn't grab much attention. Now, I see that most slower quests seem to gravitate towards a few regular repliers + random replies from others over time, but this has had the same pace in terms of replies since beginning. I guess my OP pic is to blame for at least partly, as it was an afterthought and something I had to search when I was just about to post. But is that all? I think I've had a reasonable update pace considering the post length. But should it be less text more often? I know nobody is entitled for replies and I'm having too much fun while writing to quit or radically change my style as long as there's even one anon playing, but it would be nice to know for the future how to improve things.
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>>4820978
eh, most anons are afraid to get invested cuz most qms end up bailing. that being said, you should include more POC in your quest and make females somewhat dominant
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>>4820987
Lack of dominant females is more due to the world being seen trough the MCs somewhat chauvinist lens.
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>>4820987
My main character is a female POC (person of conspiracy).

>>4820978
Honestly, I don't know if there's secret sauce besides fanfic. Quality over quantity!
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>>4820978
just remember, sex always sells
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>>4821000
Eh, not always. My quest had a busty halfling and a snakewoman double-teaming a dude, and it's still only getting about two or three votes an update.
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>>4820978
The OP pic definitely reads low effort (just at a glance, the actual quest might not be), you don't have a QM name, and the first person POV turns me off as well. Quests are typically second person for a reason.
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>>4821005
then imagine if it doesn't
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>>4820978
Yours is one of my favorite quests in the catalog right now, I plan on catching up and posting in the thread once I get home from work. I recommend it to everyone on /qst/!
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well for anyone that doesn't already know, Kentaro Miura, the author of Berserk, has passed away
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>>4821312
Fuck.
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>>4821312
Fuuuuuuuuuuck
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>>4821010
Thanks for the feedback.

>>4821210
Thanks for the compliment.
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>>4821312
Berserk fags BTFO
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>>4815779
>When's the next Giant in the Silver Marches thread?
Now.

New thread:
>>4821863
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>>4813922
Gaol Quest is now incarcerated
>>4821989
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>>4820978
>But is that all?
Its as >>4820987 said. Your MC has a Muslim-sound name, which certainly attracted a lot of readers. But you should include more POC and make females more dominant socially.
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>>4820987
>>4822007
While this brings to mind western companies inserting a hideous token nigger to complain about American politics, It's very hard to get it wrong if you aren't intentionally doing your best intimation of a liberal arts student desperately trying to farm twitter clout. A rule of thumb with using other cultures in any capacity is to stay as far away from Californian pandering practices as humanly possible. There's a lot of great inspiration scattered around in the history and mythologies of other cultures that often goes underutilized. Don't make the mistake of using cultures that are still around either, there's so many fascinating countries that have been lost to the mists of time. When are we going to get a good Mesopotamian or Khmer quest? I can't be the only guy who's a fan of Scythia here.
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>>4820978
I didn't even notice SAQ with that bland black image. It's definitely something you should change.
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>>4821994
based
>>4822007
not based, unless the dominant women are pegging us

In regards to Summoner Assassin quest, keep doing you, QM. I don't think the story needs to do everything all at once, or "pander", I like the way it's been progressing. Just my 2¢. If anything (it's too late now, and I don't really care one way or another, i check out most quests) maybe a more unique or eye-grabbing picture, (already discussed) as well as a more unique quest name. One thing I noticed, half of the quests on /qst/ have "Quest" in the name, and I don't think it's doing anyone any favors. And as other people say, I think there is a lot of hesitation in players starting fantasy quests especially because of their now-expected QM abandonment. Picking a tripcode/QM name COULD show to people that you are that guy, with those writing abilities, who follows through (or not) with his quests. Cheers.
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>>4822007
i really was just kidding though lol

i remember when people complained Brave, the movie, only had white people. motherfucker of course its only white people, look at the setting.

write whatever the fuck you want guys
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GuP Quest continues!

Join us as we fight in an Allies vs Axis match and duel Maho again!

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>quest updates
>a female appears
>coomers can't hold back

Why do those clowns have to exist.
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>>4822215
welcome to 4chan how may I take your order
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>>4822215
>>4822226
Simple. Eliminate women.
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>>4822270
But then how will I coom?
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>>4822299
I've been cooming to the idea of Hyenus from Gnoll quest getting his boipussy wrecked by the dwarves for weeks now.
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>>4822086
>One thing I noticed, half of the quests on /qst/ have "Quest" in the name, and I don't think it's doing anyone any favors.
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>>4822305
you're an odd fellow
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>>4822215
So far the only female character that has appeared in my quest is a little sister so I think we are still safe from coomers
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>>4822712
>little girl in any way shape or form
NO ONE IS SAFE FROM THE DECREPIT, COOM-COVERED CLAWS OF DER COOMER
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Fallout Nukaloha has updated!

>>4812517 #
>>4812517 #
>>4812517 #

It's set on Hawaii 250 years after the Great War. Pretty much all of the Lore is original but the Enclave and the Brotherhood make an appearance, and there are several mentions and references to past games, specially the ones set in the West Coast.
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>>4822712
>he doesn't know
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>>4822712
>little sister

Huh, some QMs are so lucky
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>>4822712
>implying
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>>4822215

>coomers can't hold back.

So far in my quest, they've met their retainer, a knive-thrower from the entertainers attached to the troupe, Tristan's old flame in flashbacks, one cousin, and are currently talking to his aunt. Not much female company yet, but they ARE traveling in a wagon train cross-country. Not exactly a bunch of Lorian women willing to run away from home to be one of a handful of women among thirty-odd dudes.

They're probably either biding their time right now, or just cranking it without mentioning that they're cranking it in the thread. Either way, it's bound to come up sooner or later. I didn't forget about you, single voter for the [Lecher] Flaw in the first thread. I bet if it got picked, there'd be a lot more blatant coomer-dom in the threads.
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>>4823082
Yo, y'all aren't actually jerking off to an interactive story in which the Quest Master writes and provides the readers with options on how to proceed, are you? (Dice may or may not be included while cranking off)
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>>4823225
as longs as there are mspaint doodles of girls, yes
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>>4823225
>>4823229

There, enjoy your token pandering, you filthy degenerates. You disgust me with your impure desires on the well-being of demure maidens.
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>>4815848
Bad idea

There are good / bad quests now and there were then too

But at least the board had more players and was faster moving

I guess it does allow the better / more popular quests to hang around in a single thread for longer, but that’s a poor positive feature
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>>4819540
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>>4823284
A fair point. People (even I) say that an upside is slow quests stick around... But they would anyway, right? If they had a loyal following, they'd just be spread across more threads, but they wouldn't necessarily cease to be, right?

To my mind, the real upside is the relative lack of trolls voting in bad faith to fuck up more serious threads... Especially with what /tg/ has since become.
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>>4823297
>But they would anyway, right?
If they had a loyal following there to bump the thread, sure. I think the rationale is that a slow quest would never have a chance to build a following because it'd get bumped off before three updates were out.
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>>4823285
I'm going to ravage your furry ass and keep you alive on a daily diet of my cum
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>>4823300
Nah, /tg/ isn't THAT fast. Post a couple times a day and you'll probably stay on the catalog for a week.

But a one-post-a-day thread? Maybe, if people weren't bumping ti with votes and argument.
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>>4823415
quests getting kicked off /tg/ slowed it down something crazy
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>>4823225
Ever heard of a site called Literotica?
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I'm about to report EVERYONE in this thread right now. Roll 1d20 to stop me, lily-livers!
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>>4823576
Sure thing
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Rolled 7 + 20 (1d20 + 20)

>>4823585
Kill me.
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>4823576
die, monster
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>4823576
check this out.
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>4823576
check em
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>4823576
Bye bye
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No u.
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How much system and mechanics is too much? When does it become a mess for players to follow a story, background, mechanics and etc?

How much investment is needed for players in your opinion?
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>>4823809
Wow, they really have thought of everything...
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QUEST RESUMED
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>>4823895
...fudge forgot link
>>4821989
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>>4823892
>How much system and mechanics is too much?
The players shouldn't have to simulate your system in their head. Their input should be decisive yet broad, easy to understand. In short, they shouldn't have to add up many numbers or factors, they should be able to declare "I want to do this" and not have many steps in how they do that. This is different for skirmishes and other things that are more games than stories, of course, but if you're tossing a twenty page rulebook in front of people that's too much. The ideal is decisive choices that have easy to comprehend effect.

>When does it become a mess for players to follow a story, background, mechanics and etc?
Stories naturally develop over time, it's part of how they even continue. People who can't keep up with a story's setting and characters expanding over its course should probably find a new hobby, like huffing glue.
That said, front loading all the setting and character details is heavily detrimental to pacing. Fluff is less a matter of how much, and more how you space it out, and if it's actually relevant, or will be relevant in the future.

>How much investment is needed for players in your opinion?
This is too subjective to give an actual answer to. The only definite answer is "yes," but another way of looking at it is that nobody who shows up to a baseball field with a bat and a glove is going to turn down playing ball.
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Mods found joff quest
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>>4823935
What did the jannies do?
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>>4823956
Archived the thread early when it was only on page 4 or 5.
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>>4823683
Alright, you guys are free... For now.

>>4823961
anthropomorphic hairless chimpanzee
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>>4823966
But why?
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>>4823961
Didelphis virginiana.
A well balanced species, and less retarded than racoons.
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>>4823285
Kinda looks like...
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>>4823970
Because I posted 3300 words (7 updates worth) of smut. I got a warning for erotic roleplay
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>>4823977
I am also in favour of a possum.
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>>4823993
You're a retard. Why didn't you post elsewhere and link it?
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>>4823993
Who'd Elsweyr-as-Joffrey fuck that required such a screed?
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>>4823998
Nowhere else was working. Pastebin won't accept, even as unlisted, unless I set it to private. Then nobody can read it. I tried ao3 but it had a fucking waiting list to register accounts. Fanfiction.net has a 12 hour limit until you can publish stories. I couldn't anywhere else to post it.

>>4824001
Catelyn Stark, while Bran was comatose after his fall from the tower in the same room.
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>>4823997
Akshually, it is spelled "opossum"
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just (delete empty space) paste.it/9j4gr

This is what got Joffrey Quest archived early by the mods. I had hoped to get a fate point and coom at the same time by writing this. Trick if you're here, I'm sorry for getting your quest in the mods' crosshairs.
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>>4824012
kek

Shouldn't they delete the posts rather then wack whole thread?
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>>4824018
If I knew they would whack the whole thread I wouldn't have posted it. People have posted smut earlier in the quest in spoilers, even Trick posted smut in Shryke quest. The whole thread was never taken down.
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>>4824026
Guess it was a mistake then
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>low impulse control coomer can't wait a few hours to post his jerkoff material somewhere where there would be no consequences

Checks out.

They probably took one look at all the nasty shit posted there after someone reported your coomer bullshit and decided to kill it with fire.
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Google docs?
>>4824006
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At least read the thing and tell me if it's any good and that I didn't get his quest whacked for nothing. https://jp (delete) st.it/2vSVP
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>>4824141
Fuck off.
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>>4824141
I'm not really into this kind of thing. A basic skim informs me that the paragraphing is proper and grammar is mostly correct. If you're ESL it doesn't show.
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>>4824141
>please read my fanfic about a grown man in a child's body /ss/ing my waifu
>anyway, can you believe the mods didn't allow this on a blue board?

I'm sure it's great. I'll take your word for it.
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>>4824141
I think you deserve the fate point regardless for being a legend
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Hey, I figure this is the closest board to a /writing/ one, and this is the general discussion thread for it. I'd love to write a quest or two, but I'd first like to write a few contained stories to improve.
Any and all authors here, how did you improve? Just putting pen to paper, or are there any specific resources or works you'd recommend for the aspiring author?
Thanks lads, I appreciate any feedback.
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>>4824006
use 0bin
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>>4824233
>Any and all """""""""authors"""""""" here, how did you improve? Just putting pen to paper, or are there any specific resources or works you'd recommend for the aspiring author?
Practice makes perfect, but especially practice with feedback. Peer review helps you see mistakes that you may be blind to. Reading guides and style books is pretty much peer review in a way, but you have to apply it to your work instead of it being applied by another person.
You can't be afraid of failure. You're going to fuck up, you're going to make a decision you retroactively hate, you're going to look back on your old work and despise it. Don't sweat it, just take it all as lessons learned. Nobody ever built a castle out of a single stone.
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>>4824251
Are there any guides you'd recommend above all else?
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>>4824262
>Are there any guides you'd recommend above all else?
Frankly, no, because I don't have nearly enough knowledge of them to make a proper recommendation. I'd advise against doing what I've done, which is putting long form review videos on as background noise while doing something else. What I *would* advise doing however is looking at writing/movies/pornographic japanese cartoons/whatever you like and analyzing *why* you like them. Once you can take things you like and take them apart and put them back together with a decent amount of confidence that you did it right, you can apply the same to your own stories. Drawing with a reference is always a good idea, and writing comes easier once you look at other works with a critical eye and see how it's done. Or, in many cases, how it isn't done and what *not* to do.
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>>4824233
*Shrug* Good luck, have fun. I find it hard to objectively evaluate my own writing, but a few things I feel help me to stay sharp/improve are: brushing up on skills I already know in regards to creative writing and engaging an audience (some o.k.-ish stuff on the qtg pastebin), and just getting inspired by other writing, video, ideas, words, situations, nature, etc.

I found this neat little thing, I haven't referred to it yet, myself, but I imagine it could be indispensable to any clever action author with a rash of writer's block.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motif-Index_of_Folk-Literature

This also functions as a nice checklist if your storytelling is missing that je ne sais quoi. I'm pretty sure it's geared towards presentations, not creative writing, so adjust accordingly and take it with a grain of salt.
hamilton.edu/academics/centers/oralcommunication/guides/how-to-engage-your-audience-and-keep-them-with-you
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>>4824006
Ghostbin my dude
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Coomers btfo.
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>>4824351
based janny
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>>4824235
>>4824338
I'll keep these in mind for the next time. Wish I'd known about them earlier.
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After a 5-day break, Drowned Quest Redux has returned!
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>>4823510
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>>4824233
Read more
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Giant Insects of The Great Burrow mobilize to reclaim Oceanium and Metropolis from the wicked human scum. Will our valiant (mostly-)brainwashed bugs roll high on fate? Or be trampled underfoot?
>>4822261
>>4822263
>>4824456
The more rolls, the more of a story there is to be told in our Battle Report.
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>>4824233
Reading and writing is really all it is. More you do, the better you'll get. Reading helps you figure out what works and different ways to write, writing itself gives you the practice and experience of actually putting words to paper.

You can speed up the process by going over your own work again while editing to check for mistakes or ways to make it sound better, and you can speed the process up even more if you know other experienced writers who can give you feedback. Just don't be defensive and keep an open mind- be willing to admit something you wrote can be written better when you're given advice instead of buckling down or making excuses.

If you look for guides, I don't think you'll find anything that's much more helpful than this simple advice- your time is better spent, reading, writing, editing, and getting feedback than searching for a step by step process. Jump into the pool and get started.
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>>4823967
But hairless chimpanzees are terrifying
https://youtu.be/Bky70tM2T9I
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>>4823961
a khajiit of course
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>>4823961
a buge, any buge.
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>>4824550
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-lJo9qkdIY
Fuck, it took me a while to realize those are mostly all monkey sounds. I wish I was kidding. It reminds me of how my high school sounded during lunch, or a modern protest.

I like how the one chimp was scratching/drying itself with the stuff on the ground.
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>>4824651
Grasshopper or beetle preferably
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>>4824012
You will not get a fate point for getting my quest archived, retard.
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I really didn't expect for my quest to get nuked because of some random poster
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>>4824706
That's what you get for encouraging coomers, retards and retarded coomers.
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>>4824712
but Fate quest is still running strong?
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>>4799062

This is the thread we're going to be using in the meanwhile, bois.
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>>4824719
>Still seething about fate after his quest got nuked by one of his own retarded posters
Rent free
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>>4824706
What? What happened?
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The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And smut omakes. Sorry it got your quest nuked fampai, but I'm good with what I wrote.
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>>4824767
Some guy wrote seven updates in my quest with a name and tripcode called Smutposter writing an explicit sex scene between the MC and a woman. The mods decided to auto-archive my quest for this.

Thankfully, the glorious benevolent mods didnt just delet everything I wrote in that thread because of what some random guy did, but the precedent this sets is fucking stupid, so I'm going to assume this was a one and done thing from the mods.

I had a guy write NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER and attach a picture of some naked loli in my quest at one point, the mods just deleted the post. I don't see why they couldn't have just done that. I was asleep at the time so I woke up to find this had all happened.
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>>4824777
That's fucking retarded dude sorry that happened man
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>>4824783
At least I don't think I was banned or punished for it. Maybe, I'm currently posting from a different location for today, so maybe I'll go home and see my IP's got a 3 day ban on it for no reason.
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>>4824777
I asked for permission before writing it senpai, it's not like I did it to harm your quest. I'm a degenerate coomer and wrote some quest related coomfuel for fellow anons. I didn't know some fag would report it and get the quest nuked. I'll use ghostbin or 0bin next time.
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>>4824798

Next time why don't you post it in one of the no longer in use Fate Quest threads and just link it to me, so somebody else's quest can get auto-archived to clear up the board a bit.
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>>4824777
>>4824798
>>4822215

the absolute state of /qst/
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>>4824806
Done. How'd you like it though?
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>>4824814
I refuse to read it just to spite you
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>Shitting up somebody elses archived threads.
Wew.
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>>4824806
>nuking excess Fate-threads one coom-post at a time
Based
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>>4824338
Ghostbin has pretty fucked formatting I think. Pastebin.pl is supposed to be just like pastebin but not puritanical, but it doesn't seem to be up all the time
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>tfw you just wanted to COOM
:3
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>>4824233
/lit/ writing general.
/tg/ story thread.
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pls merccommand come back from your coomer the division waifu quest exile on fiction.live and write autistic magical girl x android girls x tacti-cool bullshit again ;~;
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>>4824863
Which of you anti-coom niggers filed the report?
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>>4824863
>>4824885
You walk into the room and see him, his tight ass blowing in the wind. Then you take him by the hand and insert your dik into his mouth. It was really hot. The end.
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>>4823802
>>4823786
>>4823809
>>4823683
>>4823599
>>4823590
>>4823585
/qtg/ - No fun allowed
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>>4825403
Ain't that the truth
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>>4824816
Honestly, I don't understand why you're so spiteful towards the Coomer when you in the first place offered him a fate point for writing it. You incentivized it. Sure, you didn't know it'd get your thread archived or that the poster would be a retard and not post it on a separate thread/site but still. No reason to be salty over spilled milk.

please continue joffery quest though I find it pretty good
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>>4825403
Come to think of it, this warning itself is an abuse of the warning system, seeing as I didn't submit a false or misclassified report, or otherwise abuse the reporting system. I did not reply to this thread saying I reported or saged it (the thread itself, which is what the wording of the rule/warning is clearly about).

Whatever. I can't be mad at those pathetic, illiterate, power-tripping-over-a-molehill cretins. They do it for free, after all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAzFdsq33Bw
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>>4824233
Read a lot, practice writing (which means just write often), reread your writing but don't bother intensively editing. A quest is great for improving because it forces you to write for a deadline regularly and you often have to switch things up or adapt
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>>4825856

whale asoiaf quest has been updated
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>>4825403
>>4825514
It's so weird, /qst/ had incredibly lax moderation for years. Only when this board was starting to turn into the corpse it is now someone decided to go make it their glass baby. I'm not joking with >>4822707
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>>4825882
I mean besides preventing people from posting their yiff stories, there's not really a lot to keep an eye on. /qst/ is pretty tame as far as 4chan boards go. I kinda like it that way.
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>>4822086
Yeah, I was kinda on the fence whether go with the quest -tag or not. Felt like a tradition at this point, even if it's obviously not neede on context. If my quest hemorrage completely due to the lack of participation (as it seems like right now, guess people are just really busy or simply moved on), I probably need to implement some of the changes suggested in the next OP.
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>>4825947
I don't think there's anything wrong with the "X Quest" name, for what it's worth-- it's basic but functional and it gives a clear idea of the quest's focus. I think other changes would help, though. Just don't get discouraged! I'd wager most successful QMs go through a failed/dropped quest or three before landing on the final one.
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>>4825993
Yeah it's all part of a learning experience. I don't plan abandoning this quest, but I may need to relaunch it at a later date if things don't pick up.
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>>4825882
Isn't it based on reports? The more a post get's reported the higher chance of getting deleted?
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According to the sticky theres a limit of 5 threads per IP is 5

WhatisaQM has far more than that.

Should he be banned?
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>>4826181
It's a setting, not a rule, you idiot
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>>4826181
Well his IP changed. And it specifies IP, not a trip. And all of it is new content plus discussion. Idk why people get triggered just because a guy is dedicated enough to churn out several updates every day consistently. It literally doesn’t affect any other active quest at all except maybe as cause of envy.
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>>4826190
>Idk why people get triggered
>except maybe as cause of envy.
You answered your own question anon
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>>4825481
>that the poster would be a retard and not post it on a separate thread/site but still

He was a low impulse control retard that couldn't wait until later in the day for an account elsewhere. That deserves scorn.
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>>4826204
And Trick deserves scorn for promising a fate point to that low impulse control retard. He had it coming.
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>>4826237
So the lesson is, don't enable coomers, and if you absolutely have to, set strict rules what you can or can't post in your thread?
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>>4826237
Trick promised a Fate Point, but disavowed his faithful follower the moment his thread got locked >>4825110.
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>>4826322
Trick doesn't have a drop of integrity in his entire body.
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>>4826322
jesus christ, this board has gone to shit the past year
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And it looks like Joffrey coomers just got a second thread nuked.
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>>4826664
Pretty soon we'll see anons posting that in Fate quest to see that nuked too. Moderators need to get a grip.
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>>4826664
>>4826670
>Tfw you relaize you can copy pasta it into any dead quest to clean up the board
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>>4826340
>>4826611
I was going to run Warforged Quest and I had converted the golem's stats to d20.
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>>4826693
Somebody might need to tell the mods that force archiving quests is something that shouldn't be done.
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>>4826685
Does it have to be a dead thread?
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lol, wtf, this keeps happening while i'm asleep
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>>4808110

New Joffrey Quest thread
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>>4826701
Youd be vanned if you tried anon.
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Posting that smut in other active quests (say Fate quest's latest thread) would be a great experiment to see if this is selective enforcement by the mods against Joffrey quest or a new unspoken rule in force. In Minecraft.
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just passing through to say fuck jannies
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>>4826747
Tried and got blocked by spam filter.
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>>4826885
They're learning...
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>>4826747
>>4826885
>Joffreyfags got nuked by one of their own retards
>They now want to get others nuked too
Sad
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>>4826953
Just operating on malevolent curiosity. I haven't read the quest.
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>>4826790
Yeah, fuck jannies
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>>4826959
At least your motives were pure
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>>4823910
Thanks man. I think i need some better intro posts for the next thread, mmh.
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Thanks to whoever archived Hobo's Epic on suptg
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>>4827163
De nada.
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How the hell does one differentiate between sex scene/smut and erp/coomerbait?
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>>4827679
Erp is written by low impulse control mongoloids who can't even seem to figure out whether they want to write in 2nd or 3rd person. Typically involves needless discussion of personal hangups such as dick size and/or needless language to underscore that the author is typing with one hand mashing their chode into their ballsack. See: "her cunt became her world."

Sex scenes have purpose. Mentioning with a couple lines of text that the MC is indeed fucking their waifu for the sole purpose of procreation. A-OK. Naughty but necessary. It also seems to extend to cleverly written posts because Trick's Shryke smutfics are still there.
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>>4827727
what if its two guys
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>>4827679
I figure a good rule of thumb is if the major purpose of the quest is to plunge into pussy, its erp, where as a quest broken up with the occasional sex scene is smut. writing quality has nothing to do with it.

but its pretty arbitrary and dependant on the mod.
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>>4827679
It's a sex scene if it panders to me and it's erp if it doesn't.
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>>4827811
/qst/ is a Christian board
>>4827483
May your first born son strike down all of your enemies and bring you great wealth and peace, inshallah
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/qst/ bros, i don't feel so good.
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>>4827998
I'm seething
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>>4828001
There is demand for /qst/. But 4chan still has a bad reputation. Many think all of 4chan is some Nazi Trump army. The "evilness" of this site is still overblown.
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>>4827998
>>4828001
Why is that seetheworthy?

>>4828009
Honestly? Good. It takes one (1) brainlet to ruin a comfy quest because they can never understand the short-term results of their choices, let alone roleplay a character with motivation that doesn't reflect their own (attack, loot, compulate).
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>>4827998
272k britbong pounds for a glorified adventure book lol
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>>4827998
272k britbong pounds for a glorified and expanded CYOA book lol
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>>4828024
>Why is that seetheworthy?
The quest I'm reading has a post about moving to a better, more populated site. He is Cleary not happy with getting 1 reply per choice and most likely wants to drop it. He starts at a bad time for me so I can't post on most of the updates.
While this book got 200k.
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>>4828024
>(1) brainlet
This mongolian basket weaving forum is full of brainlets who love derailing comfy quests though.
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>>4828058
what quest?
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Valen.. bros.. COUGH.. I.. COUGHCOUGH BLLERGH.. I...
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>>4828088
We can only pray
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>>4828078
He had a long running quest that started in /tg/ and ended on /qst/ after at least 200 threads.
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>>4828122
oh it's tstg. I want H&D back
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>>4826685
>>4826738
>>4826953
I'm not saying anything, but what we need now is a hero.
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>>4828218
The seething this quest causes has just become funnier and funnier as time goes on.
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>>4828009
The people who think that are all indoctrinated cryptocommies though, does their opinion really matter?
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>>4828218
Still salty about being exiled from /tg/? Or do you merely feel there's not enough quests dropping in terminal velocity or anonkun?
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>>4828218
Who cares? WHY care? No offence, I just don't get it.
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>>4828218
Maybe he's not the hero you need, but WhatIs is the hero you deserve.
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>>4828441
WhatIsTheHWD
>>4828316
You seem pretty salty yourself, anon.
>>4828423
I don't. Just felt like sharing a funny idea I had, since a bunch of anons seem to complain about Fate threads living rent free in their cranium.
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>>4828218

I actually don't give a shit hm FateQuest mogs the board as long as it brings new blood and more activity to /qst/. Whatever coomer bullshit presumably happens in there is sequestered to those threads for the most part, and jealous!fags can seethe over it all they want but the fact of the matter is that fanfic quests will imminently get more (You)s than the standard OC quest (Forgotten quests notwithstanding).

I still get a laugh thinking about the Sworn to Valour debacle that happened every now and again.
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>>4828580
>spoiler
Can you explain for a newfag?
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>>4828580
Fine.
Question: If there are Fatefags here, do you play other quests?
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>>4828580
I'm also a newfag and would like a spoiler explanation, desu.
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>>4828627
Fatefag here. I've checked out a few, but none of them were interesting enough to keep me.
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>>4828601
>>4828627
>>4828657

Aight. I'll give you newfags the summary of it (as best as I can from memory):

Basically Forgotten had a quest called Sworn to Valour that was the most popular quest on the board. Wuxian was caught samefagging in the quest and Forgotten wrote a trollpost/smutpost to get back for it, which ultimately got Forgotten banhammered (Wux was a janny at the time).

Then anons started talking about it in the quest thread and the /qtg/, causing Wux to delete posts en-masse before ultimately deleting Sworn to Valour's current thread. And that's basically the reason why Black Company Quest has a really weird/autistic post-system so as to prevent similar samefaggotry.

Anything other details I'm missing?
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>>4828785
Yeah, the part where the trollpost by the QM was the MC and his tsundere waifu anal raping samefags in the waifu's sex dungeon.
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>>4828785
I checked out Black Company Quest, and I'm too much of a brainlet too figure out how it avoids samefaggotry. The system isn't described anywhere I could find.

Still, I wish more quests had some antisamefaggotry measures. One dedicated autistic retard can ruin things for everyone too easily as is.
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>>4828785
Thanks for summarizing that retardation. Why isn't Wuxian a janny anymore?
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>>4828843

It was specified in thread #1.

You have to post on the quest within 24 hours of the thread being posted and link back to the original post every single time you make a response.
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>>4828785

Wux was never a janny, he was just a fag with an itchy report finger which got lazy jannies to come in and deal with it. He was also impersonating other QMs and trolling other quests he didn't like (Goblin Quest, StV).

The mass deletion was a result of spam reporting and Forgotten getting slightly butthurt. It resulted in a Mod coming over and giving Wux a whipping.
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>>4828852

Abuse of janny powers. Along with the Sworn to Valour thing, he was also making way more threads for his quests than the post limit specified as well as banning people/deleting posts for smack-talking him.

I think he was also the reason the Goblin Quest QM went on indefinite hiatus cause he managed to find out his trip and started making posts as him.
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>>4828854
Ah, I missed it because it wasn't in the op. Still, that doesn't sound bad at all actually. Still leaves the very first vote of every thread open to samefaggotry, but it's much better than nothing.
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>>4828859
>>4828861

>Wux was never a janny

I actually did not know this. But yeah, the mass-deletion thing was far too coincidental, which is why I thought so.
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>>4828861
Do you have any screen shots or a link?
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>>4828904

Unfortunately no. I wasn't one of the primary autists who was keeping tabs on Wux's tomfoolery-- again, like I said in this post >>4828785, I'm going solely off of memory.

So anyone who's more autistic than me feel free to correct me if I got any of the dirty deets wrong.
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>>4828859
This. Wux was trolling the Joker QM and the goblin QM but the mod outed him while also confirming he wasn't a janny. Retards in this thread were pinning everything on him rather than acknowledging there were multiple anons trolling and countertrolling even after several anons admitted to different things.
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>>4828904

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4403667/
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4420645/#p4427137

Check these.
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>>4824863
What thread was this?
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>>4829972

We recall a fragment from our distant past and get a new set of Sponsorships. Also, free meal from BEETLEBURGER(R).
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>>4828785
>Basically Forgotten had a quest called Sworn to Valour that was the most popular quest on the board.

Still has it, it didn't exactly die just went on hiatus while he set up Bcq 2230

still fucking salty we missed out on best girl Vancewell exposition due to that bullshit
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>>4828785
>Basically Forgotten had a quest called Sworn to Valour [...] Wuxian was caught samefagging in the quest
I've never played Sworn to Valor.
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Surprised theres no worm quest so gonna make one now. Please no bully if I crash and burn.
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>>4830325
I'm rooting for you
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>>4830326
>tried to post
>field too long
???
whats the max length? 3000?
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>>4830334
3000 characters per post.
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In other news: Fate QM is tormented by vorefags posting vore fanart and vore fan stories while also being accused of being a vorefag.
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>>4830339
Feel free to check out my attempt at a worm quest. Or don't, I'm not your daddy.
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>>4830342
Man, that QM doesn't deserve the hate and abuse he gets. What keeps him in this shithole with us retards?
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>>4830346
The extreme jealousy directed at WhatIsAQM, and 4chan in general, comes from Plebbitors and Discord trannies who infiltrate this board. Generally, any expression of negative energy and jealousy comes from outsiders.

It doesn't mean that 4chan is a shithole. Rather, the more they seethe, the stronger is the testimony of the excellency of both 4chan and the Fate quest.
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>>4830342
He is a vorefag, most of his girls are into vore and he had vore bad ends
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>>4830362
That's a Fate problem though.
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>>4830360
I'm not sure if you're serious and naive, or if this just some great bait. My hat's off to you either way, Wuxian.
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>>4830360

This board is too dead to atteact any reddit fags. Even cuckbeardia avoids this place. As for negative energy and jealousy I'd just like to remind you it was you who was impersonating QMs and spam reporting

>>4830346
He probably stays here since he gets a massive audience for his writing.
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>>4830375
There are other sites where he could move, aren't there? He'd get that audience anywhere.
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>>4830375
>As for negative energy and jealousy I'd just like to remind you
A good impersonation is a classical form of humor and thus full of positive energy. It is your own grumpiness that makes you see it as negative.
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>>4830372
A major villain in the Fate universe wants to shove the planet into her vagina.
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>>4830385
what?
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>>4830385
what.
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>>4830385
And his harem players are planning to go after her too
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>>4830391
>>4830394
https://youtube.com/watch?v=RBiG4xwNWdk
Her ultimate attack in game is masturbating with Earth.
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>>4830398
Of course the coomer haremfags would.

>>4830402
What the fuck?
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>>4830407
The original author of Fate is a vorefag.
That's what.
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>>4830409
I knew it was all based on a hentai vn, but not that.
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>>4830416
In that same game there's another girl who liquifies and drinks people to absorb them while getting sexual pleasure from it.
Another girl who compresses people into living cubes which she then puts in her cleavage which leads to another world where they are broken down.
A giantess that threatens to eat the player.
Manga version features another giantess that actually eats the player.
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>>4830421
No wonder where the vorefags came from then.

And today I learned much more than I ever wanted about Fate.
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>>4830425
Futa cock is also an integral part of the lore.
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Two nukes werent enough. Japanese vorefags are on another level
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>>4830436
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmpP0LJRu_I
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So is Joffrey quest dead now that trick has an excuse to drop it?
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>>4830436
The character with the futa cock is also the face of the franchise btw.
Canon futa cock.
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Imagine if all the whining about someone else's work could go into running some actual decent quests to compete with the fanfiction.
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>>4830443
That doesn't seem that bad for a game over. Maybe I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream has made me more tolerant of that stuff?
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>>4830461
That wasn't even one of the listed vore waifus.
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FateQMs bow to Vorefags.
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>>4830447
He should do fate quest now
>>4830461
System Shock too
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So why are fanfic quests so popular anyway? Slap an existing IP to a Quest and it seems to roughly double the attendance.
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>>4830482
Lower barriers of entry - people are already familiar with the setting. And can come in pre-invested into characters at no additional costs.
They also offer opportunity to live out fantasies that original content failed to deliver.

Worldbuilding for proper own quest takes more effort to appreciate, I reckon.
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>>4830482
It's much easier to attract an already existing audience that start from scratch.
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>>4830482
Known expectations
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Whaling quest when? Might sound like a retarded premise but it would probably be fun
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>>4830450
Okay what.
I played the original VN, and that's not true.
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>>4830501
It's in the side mats for her backstory.
Merlin gives her a futa cock so she can fuck her wife to make an heir but instead her sister sneaks in and rapes her.
Where do you think Mordred came from?
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>>4830500
Only if they're space whales
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>>4830500
Moby Dick inspired or more of a historical resource management or some kinda pirate tie-in?
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>>4830521
Moby Dick inspired, resource management games don't really interest me and pirates are fun, but we've had a lot of quests about them anyways.
>>4830520
That'd be fun too.
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>>4830500
gacha whales?
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>>4830504
...Everything after F/Z was a mistake.
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>>4830554
Wait for Sweets to restart his quest it only has F/SN as canon
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>>4830561
It'll still have the same players, so no.
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>>4830561
Wasn't Sweets's quest one where the MC literally had a pedophile skill?
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>>4830443
As far as "torture for the sake of torture" goes that's actually a pretty cool ending, wouldn't have thought of that.
See what you mean though.
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>>4830577
I'd be more worried that it'd be filled with trolls who hold a grudge against Sweets.
>>4830582
It was a Charisma+charm-type skill that had increased effectiveness against females and super-increased effectiveness against lolis. So basically yes. If Sweets does Killar Kueen Daisan no Bakudan back to character creation it would get deleted though.
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>>4830758

whale asoaif updated!
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>>4830504
When your premise of turning Arthur into a girl is so stupid you still need to give her a cock.
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Sorry for no posts yesterday guys, worked a bitch of a shift and had no energy when I got home.

>("Craigslist Killer Quest" continues now!)
>>4830868
It's a soothing and serendipitous day, when you ignore the fact that you harbor the darkest, deadliest, most dangerous secret in town. You're a little excited to see how everyone in Velton will react when the Velton County Journal prints your story in black-and-white, and everyone hears of the bloody, saucy escapades performed on the town's wolf-crier.

>("Civ Quest: TURBO edition" update coming soon!)

>>4830343
Excellent, I love it
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>>4830346
honestly people are pretty nice to him in his thread, its just in qtg where you get people seething, likely cause he's running the most popular quest on the board
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>>4830398
>>4830407
they're planning to adopt her cause she's like 4 according to the timeline
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>>4830531
>"Man the harpoons!" -project manager Ahab rumbled. He loved that phrase and how it made the code monkeys squirm. From his main screeen he could see the streams of codes sparkling into existence, combining art assets his company bought from Indonesian art collective into fully implemented microtransactions. Soon those would be bought by lonely nerds craving for social contact for real money and that, my friends, is what makes PM Ahab a very wealthy man.
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>>4830948

So Fate-Quest is a glorified harem-groomer quest?
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>Fatequest got ANOTHER vote story written for it.
That poor QM.
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New /qtg/ thread question:

What current quests do you enjoy/follow? Why?

Bonus points for all of these new quests that popped up in the last few days
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>>4830943
Are you sure about that anon? >>4831094 says otherwise.

>>4830948
That's even worse. Grooming a 4-year old? What the fuck?
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>>4831150
Actually the plan is to adopt her so she doesn't turn into a humanity destroying monster, I don't know why would anyone look for sexual undertones here and frankly hope you are just being disingenuous.
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>>4831176
Guess I was just primed to look at it wrong by what I learned earlier about Fate and her. I'm sorry to any fatefags I might have insulted, you're alright dudes after all.
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>>4830482
Run a stargate quest i dare you
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>>4830482
Run a stargate quest I DOUBLE dare you.
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>>4830482
Run a star trek quest
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>>4831149
MANAGER, HELP! has been scratching my lobotomy corporation addiction and it's pure kino. I just like the setting and the QM is doing a good job.

Gaol Quest is just some silly fun. Also has nice art which I can appreciate.

The stuff that Fae Smelter runs in general is just really fun. Not much else to say. One of them involves a bunch of bugs wiggling and fucking shit up, the other involves a serial killer. Both have kept me hooked.
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>>4831176
>I don't know why would anyone look for sexual undertones here and frankly hope you are just being disingenuous.
I mean, as >>4831181 said, the franchise's history just tends to skew interpretations, especially once you learn about he magic rapeworm pits and Jack the Ripper and... Just... All of it. I like Fate's other concepts in spit of this, though, and I'm really glad to hear you folks aren't going that route.
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>>4830482
>>4830493
>Worldbuilding for proper own quest takes more effort to appreciate, I reckon.

It does take more effort to appreciate because it typically feels very underdeveloped. Quests like StV are closer to the exception to the rule on world building. I suppose it's a bit ironic, but established IPs usually have more hooks and lore to explore than "unique" settings.

The low barrier to entry helps as well.
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>>4831323
Never watched the show, sorry.

Feels that's the problem with most stuff for me. Either I don't have enough information of the setting that I'd feel comfortable running it, or it's too obscure for /qst/. Sure I could handwave awfully lot with artistic licence, but I'd rather bullshit my way trough my own thing. Maybe there is some potential with croasovers and other such fusions.
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>>4831149
These guys.

I also eagerly await the return and conclusion of My Government-Issued Small Titty Tomboy GF and Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme.

Honourable mentions to the late Shopkeeper Quest, Beastfolk Quest, and Dog Quest. None ended properly, with Shopkeeper coming closest, but after a bit of a /qst/ hiatus, it's those three that brought the magic back for me.
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>>4831049
more like vore-harem-pedo quest
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is /qst/ or 4chan as a whole shitting itself right now? posts are just disappearing and reappearing
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>>4831149
>A Herald's Journey
I'm invested in the characters and the setting, but I also really like the freeform playstyle that it has--kinda reminds me of Morrowind or something where there's a stat for everything. It's also pretty darn funny.

>Open Roads Quest
Weldy puts a lot of work in the setting and the updates and I also really like the way decisions are made!

>Lego Quest
Lego Quest is always good, of course--LegoQM really puts a lot of work into the different stories and also has a great writing voice--I'd kill for that versatility! Big fan of Jake Starcrash, but I'd recommend his past works too.

As for new ones, I've got a few:

>Gaol Quest
This has a charming art style and an interesting premise--I'm digging the characters and worldbuilding so far and I'm eager to see how things play out!

>The Reportage
Getting some serious Disco Elysium vibes from this one which is damn fine in my book. I think the art style is also incredible--not sure how to describe it, but it's pretty jazzy to say the least. We've just gotten a feel for what the protag's job is, too, so I'm excited to see what we end up doing and how everything works.

>Medieval Fantasy Punk
I'm pretty pleasantly surprised at all of these drawquests that popped up. We're set up to have a lot of creativity in whipping up potions and the like and I'm already digging the few characters we've met and the world we've been introduced to. Pretty eager to see what kind of potions we can sell, too--maybe this will become some sort of Witch Recettear thing?

>Trust A Goblin Quest
Big fan of Centrefield's past work and I'm still catching up on this one--I think the last thread got archived, but TaG has a great cast of characters, good writing, and a pretty interesting premise.

I feel bad that a lot of these reasons kinda blend together, but they all have something going for them! All in all I'm pretty happy to see so much good stuff on the catalogue lately--hope these QMs stick with it!
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>>4831706
Also gotta agree with the new drawquests being based.

Gaol, Medieval, and Reportage have all been solid and consistent so far, and Reportage especially blows me away with how much effort QM puts in with the little details to add gifs to make the images sort of jazzy like you put it
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>>4831149

Pretty sure I mentioned it earlier in the thread for ones I'm reading here.>>4815443

StV: Knigga, it's knights and chivalry. I'm on that shit like flies bro.

BC2230 A.D.: Liked original BCQ, looking forward to fragging xenos as a merc. Fun times.

Drowned Redux: I like weird shit and Sunless Seas, and it qualifies for both.

Swamp Lord: Kingdom Management Sim, Fantasy edition is pretty decent. Looking forward to going up north to help our neighbour out with her rebel dilemma.

L5R Chanbara: I like samurai movies, and it has that feel to it. Never played L5R, but seems fun.

A Herald's Journey: I'm reading through it, I swear. Around halfway through Thread 4. Bicorn interaction was funny, reminded me of a fucker I knew back in the day.

Bones Quest: Just started reading through the archives, basing it off some of recommendations I seen.

Probably gonna look over the new batch too, but currently mid-session right now, so will look them over in-between updates and shit.

>>4831706

>Weldy puts a lot of work in the settings and updates.

>pic related
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Collapse is the only quest I currently follow but its a big one. It takes you through a nuclear apocalypse as you race to adapt, survive and work alongside your fellow survivors. It is a little slower paced and leans way gritty on the gritty vs action hero scale of lethality which has left our MC REGINALD MANTLE Junk Hoarder/Animal Control guy extraordinaire bedridden until the upcoming timeskip but still very much in charge.
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>>4831860

>Collapsing

Shit, I got to get back into that. Dropped off when we were starting to get busy hyping up the crab farm because of work-related shit. Guess I got another back onto the list of stuff to catch up on.
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>>4831094
They are like creepy love letters
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>>4831377
>magic rapeworm pits
this was one of the first plot points to overcome, finding a way to save the girl exposed to this and destroy the man responsible.
The quest has so far been a wish fulfillment story for players to meet the characters that received shit deals and helping them out of it while finding a way around/to defeat superpowered world ending threats.
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How about this for a quest:

> Star Trek union ship finds a Stargate floating in space
> They study it and find that it comes from a different universe
> After reporting their discovery they attach it to their own ship and are given the mission of exploring these universes in the search of new technological and scientific discoveries and rare materials
> The ship then goes to different universes: 40k, Star Wars, My Little Pony...
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>>4832299
Kinda reminds me of an old quest

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/16811852/
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>vorefag in Fatequest won't stop writing fan vore stories multiple thousand words long.
I'm not sure if this is flexing on the QM or an autistic way of showing appreciation
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>>4832569
I find it suspicious that this started happening right after joffreyquest got nuked for smut
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>>4832569
>>4832579
Those are homegrown vorefags
Slice of life arc brought up the worse in players
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>>4832605
Is this what /qst/ popularity brings?
Creepy fetish shit?
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>>4832612
Was bound to happen with half of characters in Fatequest being maneaters
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>>4832605
>homegrown
>ids that only showed up within last 100 posts of a 1400 post thread
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>>4832619
>teases the vorefags
>gets vored
Let this be a lesson to him.
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>>4832625
The stories he posted were pretty good though.
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random question for /qtg/ anons. What's her name? The quest you really liked but it got abandoned/cancelled before it's time?
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>>4832631
Big
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>>4832630
well someone has to write all this weird shit you find on the internet I suppose. Some of them may even be well crafted despite subject matter most would consider unsettling if not outright revolting.
I recall there was this rather notorious artist on /tg/ that was well talented but had unhealthy fascination with diapers.
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>>4832637
>unhealthy fascination with diapers.
I won't pretend to be shocked but I'm curious how it factored into their art.
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>>4832625
Vore talks were prominent there so you reap what you sow
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>>4832631
Was a lovecraftian quest and we murdered people. Dude could really write but it only lasted like 2 threads.
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>>4832639
I joke or two every once in a while does not make vore talks prominent
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>>4830529
https://youtu.be/y6miuzFzonU
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>>4832638
By Space marines I think it was, or maybe sisters of battle wearing them.
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>>4832644
I'm not all that well read on warhammer 40k stuff but aren't space marines super soldiers? do they even need to use the bathroom?
wait why am i questioning the logistics of diaper porn
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>>4832641
Yeah but constant jokes and each additional cannibal recruited pile up
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>>4832649
Akshully it's not cannibalism because they aren't human.
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>>4832649
>vore jokes
>no smut
>joffreyquest gets nuked
>new vorefag suddenly posts smut encouraged by other new vorefags
Yeah, this can't be a coincidence
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>>4832675
Vore is based so by extension so is both Joffreyquest and Fatequest.
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>>4832687
Might write a joffreyquest vorefic
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>>4832675
I would agree if it was just sudden smutfic posting, no vore was present prior or vorefags were clueless about story
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>>4832689
Yeah I'll write Elsweyr Joffrey eating and digesting both Cersei and Myrcella and then shitting them out.
I'll link it here when it's ready.
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>>4832695
You are really missing out on running Chainsaw man quest
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Could you stop.
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>>4832713
define what we should stop. the vore talking?
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>>4832705
>on not running your own
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>>4832692
>if it was just sudden smutfic posting
it was
>no vore was present prior
vore was mentioned as a joke, but it was never present
>or vorefags were clueless about story
They're not entirely clueless, but it doesn't take much for someone so autistic to learn.

The timing and the fact that it's all low-post and 1-post ids means it's not homegrown.
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>>4832705
There a lot of vore in that?
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>>4832719
I never thought I would have to hear "it's not homegrown" when talking about vorefags. You see something new every day
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>Player question:
>Which quest character would you most like to be vored by?
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>>4832725
Plenty
Are you "homegrown" Fatequest player or not?
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>>4832729
For me it's Vritra from Paradox Reincarnator.
Tan, tall, muscled dragongirl.
Mmm.
She can eat me any day.
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>>4832729
None. That fetish is both idiotic and repulsive.
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This vorefaggotry is just like, an autistic shitpost, right?
Kinda feels like its being taken too far.
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>>4832817
You know in oh so many works of post apocalyptic fiction where there's this group of cannibals that comes after the heroes?
Apocalypse happened during some kinda 4chan convention I guess.
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>>4832631
Beastfolk Quest.
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>>4832631
Trawler Quest Forever.
It wasn't some masterpiece or legend or anything but it scratched the itch I wanted quite well, and has a solid core with plenty of potential for expansion.
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>>4832861
https://fiction.live/stories/Under-the-Green-Moon/kmqZ9R3G45EssW63f
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>>4813922
Should flake qms be range banned?
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>>4832909
Which one now?
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>>4832909
Life happens. Its why I'm foreverworldbuilding and not starting quests only to flake on them.
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>>4832631
I Am Reborn in a Harem RomCom, but I'm Only A Mob Character?!
As wel las Zombie Apocalypse Quest
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>>4832631
Way too many to count.
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>>4832949
>I Am Reborn in a Harem RomCom, but I'm Only A Mob Character?!
I miss him so much https://twitter.com/bisugoQM
https://pastebin.com/u/bisugoQM
And of course, this undeleted masterpiece which is 100% canon to the quest: https://pastebin.com/LQYrnJhx
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>>4833001
>>4833001
>>4833001

Big update is coming either today or tomorrow.
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>>4832631
Dark Lord Civ Quest
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>>4832631
Mecha Space Pirate Quest
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Is this the longest Valen hiatus? Riz doesn't even post ask.fm anymore.
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>>4833291
I'm still hoping for the best.
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>>4833207
is it unfinished? I kinda wanna read it cause of the amount of threads it had
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>>4833571
Its a great read and has plenty of fun characters and an engaging story, but it does end abruptly.
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Fate Quest has received its third vorefic now.
This time it isn't even about the current fate quest.
It's about Sweets' quest.
Awakening Mirror.
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>>4833291
Where the irueposter at
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>>4832879
Huh. Same author, or just similar themes?
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>It's been almost 5 months since the last A Bizarre Journey thread
I miss it bros. Hold out hope with me for WorstJojo's triumphant return.
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>>4834292
Me too anon. I love our fiery headstrong girl anna.
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>work, work and more work
ahhhh, I just want to update my quest.
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>>4834309
I feel that. Work is burning me out. Writing a quest has honestly been really good for keeping me in the moment, rather than just zoning out and passively absorbing Content.
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hey guys flower girl quest qm here, i think i could run a bit, who still cares?
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>>4834382
Not everyone is in this general. I haven't read your quest, how long has it been? If it hadn't been too long you could start another thread and see who shows up.
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>>4834393
like two months. had like just three anons though. maybe i should start from scratch
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Anything promising guys? I got busy at work and have been gone a few months.
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>>4833588
>It's about Sweets' quest.
Awakening Mirror.
>"I guess that little thing wasn't something that Judas felt like changing about you from Rushorou! Pathetic!" Circe insults your manhood with hateful glee. "No wonder you pursued that Einzbern brat, with that little thing, a tiny little girl like her is about the only woman you'd be able to satisfy!"
It was based
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>>4834397
A redux is probably a good idea then, yeah.
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>>4834401
New (<1 month old) I’m reading so far
House Physeter
Century of Blood
Worm Druggie
Fire Emblem
Medieval Fantasy Punk
Gaol
Reportage
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>>4834401
century of blood, medieval punk and worm druggie are the only new ones I'm reading
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>>4834676

Based on the homonimous Cruelty Squad™ by Consumer Softproducts, I bring you Cruelty Squad: A Corporate Hitman Quest™.
Start off with a shotgun in your mouth, and shoot for the stars! Kill for money! Die for the company! Come back and lose your connection to God! Perform unspeakable acts of violence for MORE money! Find meaning and stop being a Fuckup in this depressing, hateful, action-packed piece of writing.
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Vore fanfics are the most powerful form of original content.
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>>4834292
>>4834298
I'm really surprised that people still held out hope for my return. Sorry for vanishing like that, but I've had a huge run of bad luck. Involving losing my PC, being forced to move (which is why I lost my PC), and other set backs that kept me from just buying a new one. When mentioned I'd be gone for a week, was when this all happened, as I was looking for a new apartment and that...didn't go too well. And with my PC, went my notes for the quest, including all of the stands I had created and plans for the future of the quest, among other things. All I have left is Anna's pastebin and that's cause I remembered my password

So while I can actually run again, since I am no longer needing to pinch pennies to keep myself fed, I am really discouraged because in the process of this struggle I've lost the foundation of the quest more or less.

I'll think about starting up again, see if I can't dredge my memory and rebuild the storyline tree I had been building up

Cause I really don't wanna just leave Anna's story in the dust, even if the fates have been conspiring to end it. She's fun to write and the quest was a joy to run.
But fuck me if the curse didn't hit me hard!
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>>4834746
>universally hated Quest MC gets his dick size insulted, swallowed whole, digested and shat out into a hotel toilet by best girl
You may not like it but this is what peak based looks like
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>>4834799
Overgrowth and it's Chad MC stay fucking winning, even if the end sucked.
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>>4834754
seeing an actual update on the quest's status after all those months makes it feel worth it to hold out this long. Hoping you can get things going again.
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>>4834821
Hey thanks for believing. I hope I will be able to as well. But I don't even have my new PC set up yet, since I had to order it in advance for some fucking reason.
Phone posting really sucks
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>>4834807
Edgar is pretty cool guy. He romances violent oni and doesn't afraid of anything.
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>>4834847
Alberich is pretty cool guy. He's swallowed by jealous nymphs and doesn't afraid of sewage systems.
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>>4834829
>>4834754
Learn your lesson. Always use flash drives. Always archive your everything. Go out and get one or two 125 GB flash drives and treasure them
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>>4834799
I don't hate him, I wanted to see his empire of dust and self-reflection as he questions his path.
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>>4834932
>empire of dust
More like empire of shit.
Uh-oh, stinky!
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>>4813922
GAOL
GAOL
GAOL
GAOL
>>4821989
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>>4834829
Well, to be fair, Gaol Quest is entirely done using a phone. Because the only thing that can post on 4chan unimpeded is somehow only my mobile data.
So I set to work using ibisPaint X while I'm on the border of the waking world and sleep, and that's how Gaol was born.
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>>4835009
keep up man, its cool
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>>4834829
Just knowing you didn't drop the quest like a hot rock and bail is great news. Take all the time you need to get your PC and notes sorted, I'm sure we can wait a little longer.
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>>4834046
New 11th primarch quest is up. Hate to shill, but could use more participation.
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>>4834754
That's good to hear. It's also a lesson why you should keep backups of everything somewhere incorruptible.
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>>4834829
>Worst Jojo manages to come back after 5 months
>Stando's been dead for 8
Should I do it? Should I dare to have hope for SQR?
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>>4835415
I still have hope, anon.
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Where's godzilla quest?
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>>4835650
Why not to make one yourself?
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>>4835907
>>4835907
>>4835907
Thread 8 of Bones Quest is up and running! Can our janitor heroine Stan and pals foil a dastardly plot to poison the water supply with EVERYTHING BUT BONE-DISSOLVING JUICE? Water you waiting for? Come on in and find out!
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>6000 word long vore fanfiction for Quest that has been dead for like a year.
I cannot even grasp the thought process behind this.
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>>4835976
Empty internet theory. A bot wrote that, man. Skynet is a Coomer.
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>>4835976
fanfiction? more like hatefiction
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>>4836021
Is there even any difference?
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>>4836029
Not when it comes to vore.
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I kinda got one quest going, but I really want to do a hyper surreal isseki fuckery that is tongue in cheek and funny without it being too off the wall.
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>>4836055
Do it if you can update at least 3 times per day.
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>>4836002
It seems unlikely, even with AI dungeon Mormon's butchered it too hard to be useful. That and the idea of an AI not only writing a vorefic but being programed in such a way where it discerns the correct context to write it and reference an already dead quest in the new writing it created is too absurd. The amount of power to make something that precise is insane and I don't really think the feds would be so autistic and wasrefull as to make a multi-billion dollar vorefic AI. They could make 1000 crawler AIs for the same amount of money and effort which would be much more disruptive with thier massive numbers.
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>>4835976
What?
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>>4835976
Link? What quest was this for?
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>>4835976
Quest leaves lasting impression
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>>4836084
>Mormon's butchered it
What did The Church of Latter-Day Saints do to AI Dungeon?
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>>4836614
The answer: vore fanfiction.
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>>4828785
I definitely wasn't the only QM getting harrassed with mass deletions, but probably the fallout from that thread deletion had the most obvious fallout in the /qtg/ for anons that otherwise had little interest in Sworn to Valour.

>>4828913
>>4828997
>>4828904
And the unclipped version of the StV thread is here
https://archived.moe/qst/thread/4403667/

It's really not that bad, and rustled said samefags jimmies to an amazing degree. But reposting it when it got taken down was probably a bridge too far on my part.

>>4828794
Mature? No. Hilarious? Absolutely.

>>4828854
Only if your ID changes from the original first 24 hour post. It does make it easier for me to verify when you guys link back to your first vote each time though.
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>>4836808
Would you like some vore fanfiction?
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>>4836808
>Only if your ID changes from the original first 24 hour post. It does make it easier for me to verify when you guys link back to your first vote each time though
I wish more QMs had a system like that. How do you deal with samefaggotry in the first 24 hours though? Or do you never post an update in that window?
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>>4836821
>gif
Absolutely not, thank you.

>>4836822
I operate on a once-a-day update schedule, so really that first 24 hours is usually only one vote in play, and I try to make that first post something uncontroversial like fluff-options and non-MC POVs.
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>>4836834
>I try to make that first post something uncontroversial like fluff-options and non-MC POVs.
Makes sense
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>>4832631
Persona 2049
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behold, my masterpiece
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>>4836854
Vore is based
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>>4836854
Voreanon is cool, he even wrote ending to Awakening
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>>4832631
Chimera quest, Flakeman come back
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>>4836858
It was a good ending for Awakening.
The cringe edgelord pedophile OC main character got btfo.
Very satisfying.
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>>4834754
I'm so glad to see you around again, I started to think you just died between threads.
I think you should read through the archive, that way you can recapture the state of mind you were in when you wrote the quest by making connections between the story and thread discussion and your experiences of writing and thinking about it.
If you do that, I think you have a good chance of getting your brain fill in the gaps and rewriting most of what you lost.