Counter-Productive

Counter-Productive
RE: Counter-Productive
>Are you sure there is a way for you to get down once the potion's effects are activated?
Noot noot doot doot.

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RE: Counter-Productive
No projectile weapons at the moment, but I do have these rings. One of the copper would probably be best for their needs, although the iron ring has this very nice confusion effect... (Side note, do the vines work in air, or erupt from the ground? if the latter, this customer probably wouldn't be interested)
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RE: Counter-Productive
Guys it's not dead! I entered a writing contest back in November and ate up my buffer faster than I was expecting so I had to put Counter-Productive on hold in order to make the deadline. The contest ended in January and I had some trouble getting back to working on my other projects but I think (I hope) I'll be able to update Counter-Productive regularly again as well as working on finishing the webnovel I started for the contest. I didn't win but it's here if you want to check it out.


Quote:Ranged weapons would work best for flyers, like a bow, but since you don't have any of those, showcase your new rings. How does she like the idea of magic projectiles? Maybe offer to let her test some?
(10-22-2018, 12:20 AM)juddy555 Wrote: »>Melee would not be very good for air-based defense, scrolls are one-use making them terrible for extended defense. A spellbook or a ring would be best.
>Heyyyyy, I just MADE some nice rings. If you want cheap and easy, how about this Magic Projectile Copper Ring?
(10-22-2018, 09:55 PM)Whimbrel Wrote: »No projectile weapons at the moment, but I do have these rings. One of the copper would probably be best for their needs, although the iron ring has this very nice confusion effect... (Side note, do the vines work in air, or erupt from the ground? if the latter, this customer probably wouldn't be interested)

Show off your selection of rings

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"Well, coincidentally, I just made some magic rings. I've got a few different ones to choose from, have a look."
"Hmm...I don't think the Leechvine would do any good against flying monsters, and I want something kinda strong. I'll take the iron one."


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The Levitation potion sells for J10, and the ring costs a whopping J102! That's a good sale!


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"Before you go, is there anything you'd like to see added to the stock?"
"Mm, well I guess more rings and stuff? Different potions and scrolls? I dunno."
"So more magic then?"
"I guess. I'm not much of a fighter. It's better to stay away from the things that're trying to kill you and magic's good for distance."
"I'll keep that in mind."


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The customer leaves. You put the items in your inventory on the shelf to prepare for the next one.


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You just finish putting everything away and stand behind the counter when the next customer arrives! It's...the cultist guy from before?

"...I was so excited...I forgot to buy anything..."


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RE: Counter-Productive
Well, I honestly didn't expect this to come back. Glad it did though, I love this crafting system and the setting is wonderful.

>Well, with your "armor" you might do better with something up close, plus it can make a decent prop for the whole cult thing. But, if you're getting up close then you'll want a potion or two as backup in case something goes wrong.

>How about some health potions, and this fancy SHARP DAGGER of BLINDNESS?
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RE: Counter-Productive
>Tell him that there is a special offer for repeat customers. Therefor, it would only have applied to him if he remembered to buy something previously.
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RE: Counter-Productive
> Simply thank him for the advertisement and offer some weapons.
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(03-04-2019, 01:32 PM)Vic Wrote: »> Simply thank him for the advertisement and offer some weapons.

Seconding.
Noot noot doot doot.

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(03-04-2019, 01:32 PM)Vic Wrote: »> Simply thank him for the advertisement and offer some weapons.

Thank him for the advertisement and offer some weapons

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"How about something to defend yourself with? We've got daggers, short swords, magic..."
"Uh, I think...I'll take this dagger of blinding. It looks...kind of culty? Goes with my costume...heh heh..."
"Sure thing. Oh, and thanks for advertising the store"
"...Did, uh, did someone come in already...?"
"Yeah. She said you told her about this place."
"Oh, uh, haha, no problem..."



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And that brings your total cash up to J244.00. Not bad for the first day. You've got time for one more customer before it's time to close up shop.



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Someone enters the store just before closing time. It appears to be...a woman in rags?

"Hello!"



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"Hi there...are you one of the cosplayers from the convention?"
"Nnnnnope!"
"Oh. Er. Then...why are you wearing rags?"
"I think the better question is why are you wearing a hat? You're indoors, idiot! HAHAHA!"
"I--excuse me?!"
"You're excused! Would you like to hear your fortune?"
"My fortune? No, I--"
"Too bad! You're hearing it anyway!"



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"That little secret in your safe won't be secret or safe for long. The king has eyes everywhere. Eyes that can see through walls, eyes that can read minds, even eyes that can tell the future. Keep selling your little trinkets, and eventually the monsters will take notice. Those eyes will be looking. They'll be looking for any reason to dispose of you, and they won't stop until they find it. You tell yourself that you can defend your little shop, but can you?"



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"Haha, look at your face! What, you've never seen a three-eyed mannequin before? Are you scared of a little old prophecy? Oh-or! Or you don't think you can defend the store anymore! Haha, is that it? Did I plant a little seed of doubt in your hat? Careful, haha, or that's going to grow into a great big failure tree! HAHAHAHA! FAILURE TREE!"



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"Ehehaa... Okay... Okay, I'm done now. Message delivered. Whoo."
"What...I...huh?"
"I think that hat might be squeezing your head too tight. Anyway, laters!"



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She exits the building, still giggling to herself.

More importantly, what the heck just happened?!

She said that was a prophecy...or a message? Message from who? Who was that? Was any of it true or was that woman just crazy? She certainly seemed a little...unhinged. If it is true, however, then you're in greater danger than you thought.



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It's getting late. You go into the back room and tidy up. If you do end up having to fight, you won't want to be watching out for sharp objects all over the floor.



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While you're at it, you fill up the food dish and water the pumpkins too.



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It's been a long day. You decide you'll figure out what to do in the morning.



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RE: Counter-Productive
...I feel that's our cue to do something with the luck pastry. Eat it, destroy it, give it to the wildlife, just don't keep it in storage any longer.
Quiet. Good for an unusual opinion. Doesn't talk much.
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(04-16-2019, 03:03 AM)Arcanuse Wrote: »...I feel that's our cue to do something with the luck pastry. Eat it, destroy it, give it to the wildlife, just don't keep it in storage any longer.

Yeah. This. They won't notice you've eaten that thing, right?
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People are born with a few luck points to start with, so as long as the Luck Pastry doesn't add a silly number like 10 or something then eating it would be a great way of getting rid of the evidence AND committing a major crime at the same time. Win-win.

>Consider eating the Luck Pastry to hide the evidence.
>Check the catalog and consider spending some of that cash on new supplies.
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>So, What's for breakfast?
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> Definitely time to get rid of the luck pastry, feed it to the cat.
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>Eat the luck pastry gobble gobble yumyumyum
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If the amount of luck points added won't be too stupid, like raising it up to 6 or something, then go for it. Otherwise, feed it to the cat or something.
Noot noot doot doot.

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