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    1.05 MB Fallout: Special Election Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)21:33 No.17459560  
    War. War never changes. In the year 2077, after decades of rising hostility, the world's two great superpowers engaged in a all-out nuclear exchange, showering the surface of the planet with A-bombs and radiation. While this atomic holocaust consumed most of America, some citizens were lucky or privileged enough to find shelter in huge vaults designed to seal them below the surface until the world recovered.

    For decades, life continued within these cramped subterranean prisons. New generations were born and raised underground, generations of people that never experienced the open sky nor the freedom of the open road. Over time the vaults became strange and insular communities, cut off from each other, and cut off from their history. When at last the blast doors opened, the vault dwellers found nothing but a harsh wasteland filled with madmen, monsters, and strangers whom they could not recognize.

    Now, two hundred years later, mankind has been broken into a thousand fragments: gangs, tribes, clans, and cults. These diverse groups compete over the remaining scraps of technology and nearly depleted natural resources. They fight their petty battles in the shattered ruins of the old world. And although they fight on a smaller scale, these conflicts are just as bloody and insane as the Great War that reduced the world to ash. Because war...
    War never changes.
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    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)21:36 No.17459584
    What if we fought a war with small change?
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)21:36 No.17459591
    You awaken to the terrible sound of an alarm. It's been ringing for some time now, slowly hammering through your hangover. Your Vault Tec DormoPod is identical to Louis Cypher's pod, a six foot by six foot metal room with a time-locked blast door, except yours is much more 'lived in'. Barbells and empty liquor bottles litter the floor. Dirty plates fill the sink. Your old bras and stockings hang from your semi-private data-terminal. Some weird mold is growing in the corners. It's a total fuckin' pit in here.

    In your all-purpose container you have two JUMPSUITS labelled §R, and one BIOSUIT for working in sewage. You have a TOOLBELT and a MONKEY WRENCH, which can also serve as a head-whacker. You also have a set of lovingly crafted BRASS KNUCKLES (Unique Weapon: Official Stamp). You have a HIP FLASK, a present from your father for your 21st birthday. On your wrist is a Pipboy 3000 upgraded with a radio-chip and a photometer.

    On your shelf are over a two dozen unopened bottles of prescription PILLS. Most of these pills are 'Burblissine', a chem commonly prescribed for anxiety, clausterphobia, Vault Depressive Syndrome (VDS), and General Lack of Pep (GLP). It's side effects include headache, nausea, dry mouth, addiction, and permanent psychosis. Ask your doctor if Burblissine is right for you.

    The blast door to your pod is unlocked, and has been for some time. The lights are all off, both in your pod and throughout the vault, but the blinking lights of electronic equipment and tritium betalights provide a small degree of ambient illumination. The darkness doesn't really bother you, because you're part of the NIGHT SHIFT. You have CYBERNETIC EYEBALLS that allow you to see in very low light, but which make bright lights painful to look at, especially with a hangover.

    What are you doing Vault Dweller #2 ?

    [ ] Examine Self
    [ ] Examine Item:_____
    [ ] Equip Item:____
    [ ] Check Terminal
    [ ] Other:________
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)21:38 No.17459609
    >[x] Examine Self
    >[x] Examine Pip Boy
    >[x] Check Terminal
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)21:39 No.17459612
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    Overseer makaluna here.
    Last time you played as Louis Cypher, a mad chemist/ Morality Officer who got reassigned to Section R. This time you will be starting as his female roommate, who is as of yet unnamed and undefined.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)21:40 No.17459631
    >[x] Examine Self
    You are a twenty-something female of average height and build. Like all people from Vault 50, you are of mixed euro-afro-asian-polynesian descent, resulting in vaguely light brownish coloring. Your cyber-eyes however are completely black. Your hair is tangled and sticking up where you slept on it. You have on a wrinkled jumpsuit and scuffed up boots. The words “who's next” are scrawled over your knuckles in ballpoint pen... and you don't remember how they got there.
    (Now would be a good time to ask, Vault Dweller #2, what is your name?)

    >[x] Examine Pip Boy
    A RobCo Pip-Boy 3000. Old but functioning.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)21:44 No.17459662
    Layla is a good cross-cultural name with African roots and it means 'Born at Night' which fits our occupation. So I vote Layla something.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)21:44 No.17459665
    >[x] Check Terminal

    FROM: Dad,
    TO: ------
    Hey, cupcake. This is your dad. Just writing to see how things are going. We just read on the Vault Bulletin that you've got another squint boy assigned to your suite. You're mother is just scandalized. She's writing an angry letter to Overseer Makaluna as I type. I know we're overcrowded lately, but mixing male and female dorms is sheer craziness.

    Anyway, remember to watch yourself. All young men are basically demonic horn-dogs, and things aren't THAT different on the Day Shift. Remember that breaking the Schedule and 'fraternization' with the other side are serious crimes (even if they seem harmless). Not to mention the social stigma. I know you'd never so anything like that, but your mother is making write this.

    Love, dad.
    (Your new suite-mate is named Louis, right? An orphan transferred from Sector A? That's umm... Well, tell me if you find anything else out about him.)
    >> DoctorHart !!xHiBEaAqq8v 01/07/12(Sat)21:45 No.17459666

    Laya is better.

    Let's examine our surroundings.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)21:45 No.17459668
    FROM: Section-Chief Hong.
    TO: ---------
    God damn it. Why do you have to have your little freakouts when I got work orders stacked from here to the moon? I'm surrounded on all sides by incompetent mouth-breathing mongoloids. I need you to help me cope with this shit. Now is not the time to take a punitive vacation.

    Look, I know Bobby and JJ are assholes. Everybody knows they're asshole. But that's life in Recycling! You gotta put up with other people's shit. You can't go around punching people in the face everytime they look at you crosseyed. You broke Bobby's nose and JJ has to eat his meals through a straw. That's a serious offense. I can't overlook something like that. I gotta write you up for it, even if I dont wanna.

    Once your suspension is over, little lady, I'm sending you back to the tanks. We'll see if a month or two scrubbing the inside of a septic tank improves your attitude some.

    From: Discipline Officer Scott
    To: -----
    Your unpaid suspension will continue until the first of the month. You have also been scheduled for another Psychological Review by Section H. I sincerely hope you've been taking your pills.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)21:48 No.17459687

    Alex McKenna.

    Now check the terminal. I feel like shit and I don't give half a fuck about the alarms going off.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)21:49 No.17459693
    I've got no objections to Laya either.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)21:50 No.17459707
    You haven't cleaned your pod in like... ever. It's pretty messy in here. There is a poster of Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman on one wall.
    >> DoctorHart !!xHiBEaAqq8v 01/07/12(Sat)21:50 No.17459711

    Begin to violently assault the terminal.

    Out of rage. But before that, write back, insulting his capability to copulate and the size of his member.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)21:51 No.17459717
    Are there doctors on duty during Night Shift or are we gonna have to pull and all nighter to go get ourselves checked out?
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)21:51 No.17459721
    Put the incredibly stupid instinct to meaninglessly flip out out of your mind for the moment.

    Get up.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)21:52 No.17459722
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    You are Laya "Alex" Mckenna, Waste Recycling Technician
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)21:55 No.17459754
    You punch the terminal a few times. Then you calm down a little and get up.

    The Night Shift has already started, so you can leave your pod whenever you want.

    The Night Shift is fully staffed.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)21:57 No.17459773
    Get ready and go to the clinic. At least to see who's working tonight, if not for the check up. Some doctors are better than others, after all.

    Consider trying to trade the unused Burblissine to an addict in return for something we want. It wouldn't do to get caught with all our untaken mandatory prescriptions.
    >> Snake 01/07/12(Sat)21:59 No.17459786
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    but... war HAS changed
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)21:59 No.17459793
    Seconding this; other than ODing right away, get something for our conspicuous lack of a good habit.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:03 No.17459822

    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)22:06 No.17459846
    You find an old purse, dump its contents, and fill it up with many many bottles of prescription drugs. Your name is on these bottles, so you might want to dump out just the pills if do end up selling/trading them.

    You stumble out of your pod, getting ready to head to Section H for a look around.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:06 No.17459853
    Bright lights are already a problem for normal Vault Dwellers(they have to have protective eyewear when exiting) so we're going to get double fucked once we get out.

    [X]Examine Item:Door. I hope we're not locked in here or something.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:07 No.17459862
    Yeah, good point.

    [X] Look for shades
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:08 No.17459870

    Time to find an addict!
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)22:10 No.17459880
    You stumble out of your DormoPod into your suite, a 6 by 6 meter room. There are two pod doors on the north wall, A & B, and two pod doors on the east wall, C & D, including yours. There is a data terminal by each pod door. A kitchenette covers the west wall. There is an exit on the south wall. In the center of the room is a table with several chairs. Your roommate, CHANDRA ESTABAN, is already up. She is doing dishes in the kitchenette sink, happily humming to herself. Usually you like having a girly-girl suite-mate that cooks and cleans, but mornings like this she really pisses you off.

    You also have two more suite-mates, Harold Berlin and Louis Cypher. You've never actually met them, because they work on the Day Shift. It's only due to Vault 50's serious overcrowding that they put two boys in a girl's suite, something otherwise unheard of. For some reason, a faint smell of smoke comes from Louis's DormoPod. That's odd...

    “Morning, Sunshine,” Chandra sings. “Did you hear that our new suite-mate moved into his pod? I heard he's some fancy-pants from Section A that got transferred down to Recycling. I wonder what he did to deserve that.”
    [PER] Chandra seems happy. A little too happy.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:11 No.17459887
    Fucking Burblissine.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:13 No.17459899
    [X] Ask Chandra if everything is okay.
    [X] Say Hello to new roommate.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)22:14 No.17459902
    >[X]Examine Item:Door.
    The doors to your DormoPods are magnetically sealed for 12 hours a day. Right now, during the Night Shift, your doors are open and the pods of the Day Shift workers are sealed.
    So be back by curfew or you'll get locked out of your pod.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:15 No.17459915
    Darn, I wanted to keep playing as Louis.

    Ah well. Time to get down to business.

    What are our goals, /tg/? What do we want?
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:17 No.17459922
    1) No one to fuck with us
    2) Not to be surrounded by assholes
    3) A job out of recycling
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)22:18 No.17459931
    "Everything's Super Okay!"

    Your new roommate is a DayShift worker, so he's--supposedly--locked in his pod right now. You've never met him, and never will. Other than seeing his stuff lying around, and maybe written notes, he's like a ghost.
    He's also your other PC, so you probably will meet him eventually...
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:18 No.17459934
    Sorry this was supposed to posted a long time ago but the fucking capcha ruined me and I came back like 20 minutes after
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:19 No.17459936
    [X] Ask Chandra if she's been to the doctor recently.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:19 No.17459941
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    We want to get better, of course.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:20 No.17459950
    >not to be surrounded by assholes

    So we want out of the vault. Alright.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:22 No.17459960
    I think we wouldn't say no, but I would also say it's not a clear goal of ours. Some people in the vault are okay. Ideally we could associate with only those people. If someone said 'Want to be out of the vault?' or if the chance came, we might think 'Practically everyone in the Vault is an asshole, let's go' but I'm not so sure it's a concrete goal.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)22:22 No.17459967
    "What? Ah.. Why? No. Just my once a year check up. I'm as healthy as a horse. Ha ha."
    [PER] She instantly looks at her belly when you ask this...
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    Ask her who she fucked.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:24 No.17459979
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:24 No.17459980
    Man, [PER] all over the place. Must be the eyes, right? We should get ourselves a gun.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:25 No.17459991
    [ ]Attempt to advance relationship with Chandra
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)22:26 No.17459996
    > incumben/tg/overnors

    "What? I'm saving myself for marriage. For my Mister Right."
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:26 No.17459997
    [X] Consider and decide against bisexuality/lesbianism in roughly one second.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:26 No.17459998
    [ ] Examine SPECIAL stats without equipment.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:27 No.17460002
    Ask his name.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:27 No.17460012
    Was really refering to friendship, but now that you mention it

    [ ] Examine sexuality, use with Chandra
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    Then why the fuck did you look at your stomach?


    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)22:29 No.17460020
    "Well it's complicated. I can't tell you. Not unless you swear to keep it a secret. PINKY SWEAR."
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:30 No.17460029
    [X] Pinky swear.
    [AGL] Keep fingers crossed, hidden
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:30 No.17460033
    can we not talk about sexuality until we get further in the plot?
    I like lesbians myself but it's a bit early to be romancing everyone we see.

    Beside vault chicks are creepy.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:31 No.17460040
    Our bionic eyes are for checking out dudes, deal with it.

    I need a bionic eye deal with it image.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:31 No.17460043
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:33 No.17460061

    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:34 No.17460072
    >the words “who's next” are scrawled over your knuckles in ballpoint pen... and you don't remember how they got there.

    She's been watching old WCW tapes of Bill Goldberg? Hell, that might go hand in hand with the barbells...
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)22:36 No.17460086
    Ooooh. If there was Karma in this game, you'd definitely lose some. A pinky swear is deep magic. But anyway...

    She tells you the unbelievable, but narratively unsurprising, fact that she hooked up with HAROLD BERLIN your suitemate. This is taboo because he is a Day Shift worker.
    It started off as innocent note-passing but soon blossomed into an actual relationship. Now they even spend days/nights in one another's DormoPods and do the sex! Premarital Sex is bad, but breaking the Schedule is down right criminal.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:37 No.17460096

    We should tuck this info away in case we need to blackmail her.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:37 No.17460101
    We are apparently pretty good at punching people! And detecting things! I'm guessing CHR, AGL or LCK are our dump stats. Probably LCK, given our job.

    We should ask to be transitioned to a job where we can hit things regularly to cure our unhappiness if this medical doesn't work out.

    [X] Ask about pregnancy.
    [X] Ask about detection.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:40 No.17460116
    >We should ask to be transitioned to a job where we can hit things regularly to cure our unhappiness if this medical doesn't work out.
    ...also, if the worst comes to the worst we can probably blame it on the couple in our home shamelessly flouting the Schedule and being a bad influence.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)22:41 No.17460125
    You like punching things, but you're not necessarily a pro. I was just nudging Alex towards being the combat character b/c Louis is a charisma/science/medical guy. However /tg/ plays her, that's how I'll stat her.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:45 No.17460153
    What is Harold like?
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:46 No.17460160
    We're more pro than those two fuckers whose faces we beat in, anyway.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:47 No.17460179

    Harold is the geek we got to mod our decoy Pipboy as Louis.

    Well now we know what "that thing he had to do" was. And now the "wire between pods" makes sense.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:48 No.17460186
    I was not here for the earlier version. Is it archived?
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:50 No.17460197

    Judging from the fact Miss McKenna here woke up hung over and owes brass knuckles, it's likely she's no stranger to the underworld/dark side of the Vault, thus blaming others as a bad influence won't fly as she might already have a shady rep.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)22:51 No.17460208
    According to Chandra, "A dreamboat, and a real gentleman."
    According to Louis, "A goober."
    Laya "Alex" McKenna has never met him so, "One time he unclogged the sink for me. That was pretty nice."
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:51 No.17460215
    That's true. I'm just saying, last resort kind of thing. If only to gain employment as a snitch, even. It's something we've got in our armory if there comes a time to use it.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:55 No.17460235
    >Smile falsely. "He sounds like an awesome dude! Do you know any drug addicts?"
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)22:55 No.17460239
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    I don't think it did. Not too much happened, except lighting a bed on fire, stealing chemicals, plotting a Jihad, and following Harold into Section G.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:56 No.17460244

    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:58 No.17460260
    Archive them if possible, please. This one looks good. I'll dig it up on easymodo.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:59 No.17460273
    Here: http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/17437927/#q17440607
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)22:59 No.17460277
    >see this thread
    >this sounds pretty promising, gonna read it up
    >you are female
    >/tg/ playing a female
    nope nope nope, I'm outta here
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:02 No.17460298
    Read it, it's good and not shitty.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)23:02 No.17460302
    "Drug addicts! I don't know anyone who uses drugs."
    Chandra is too pure of heart, or at least too dimwitted, to know about that stuff. You know most quasi-legal things go through the guys in Section W, Warehouse. They're like Vault 50's mild version of the Teamsters.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:04 No.17460311
    Okay, I guess we should say goodbye to Chandra and go bum along past the clinic and possibly to Section W.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)23:08 No.17460346
    Okay, you head out of Suite 016 into the wider vault. There is a map of at the end of your hall that displays the various sections of Vault 50. The asterisks note places that you need special clearance to enter.

    *Section A, Administration
    Section B, Botanical
    Section C, multi-faith [C]hapel
    Section D, Family [D]ormitories
    *Section E, Education
    Section G, Geothermal plant
    Section H, Hospital
    *Section M, Mechanical engineering
    *Section N, Vault-Tec Safety-First TM [N]uclear power plant
    Section O, Orphanage
    Section P, Public Square
    Section R, Recycling YOU ARE HERE
    *Section S, Security and holding cells
    *Section T, Technical labs/research
    *Section X, entry/e[X]it blast-doors
    Section W, Warehouses
    *Section Z, top secret head quarters for S.P.U.D.S., “Special Police Unit for Deviants and Subversives”.

    Where to First?
    [ ] Section H, Hospital
    [ ] Section W, Warehouse
    [ ] Other:_____
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:09 No.17460365
    Well there's no point going into the Hospital with all our marked drugs that we haven't taken. So I guess first thing, we should dump the pills into something separate, leave the empty bottles in our room/Suite 016, and head to the warehouse to trade them.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:12 No.17460397
    Section O.

    Orphans love drugs. They live in a pretty shitty situation, so they want to escape. It's only natural.

    We have the ability to help them out with our supplies. To do a good deed. What heartless soul wouldn't want to help the orphans?
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:14 No.17460411
    Okay. I'm going to argue, not a good idea. Not for sentimental reasons, but because all the orphans suddenly becoming crazy happy is totally noticeable.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:14 No.17460419
    ...though, I mean, pretty entertaining too. What the hell.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:15 No.17460424

    Then we give them diluted doses. That way we both keep their newfound happiness under the radar, and we stretch out our supply.

    Everybody wins!
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:17 No.17460453

    Alternate Idea:

    We disguise the drug-distribution as some kind of wellness program for the kids. So there's a "reason" why they are happy.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:19 No.17460465
    The problem is we don't want to be too visible. We ideally want to unload all this stuff we should have taken without revealing we haven't taken it.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:21 No.17460494

    Is there some kind of kitchen where we can dispose of the pills/spike the food supply of the entire Vault?
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:24 No.17460535
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    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)23:25 No.17460545
    Huh. There should be a Section K, Kitchen. I don't know why it's not in my list. But yes. There is.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:26 No.17460551
    A bunch of orphan addicts would probably be useful, sure.

    We don't get anything for that though.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:27 No.17460562


    Spike the food.


    We get to be the only sane/sober Vault Dweller, while everyone else is susceptible.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)23:29 No.17460584
    Section O is controlled by a matriarchal brainbot called NannyBot. Drugging children might be difficult under her watchful electronic eye.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:30 No.17460592
    To what? We also sure as shit get caught. Let's at least have a reason for doing that.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)23:31 No.17460598
    so let's see a show of hands...
    [ ] Section H
    [ ] Section W
    [ ] Section O
    [ ] Section K
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    Plan B.

    To the kitchen!
    [X] Section K


    Susceptible to suggestion/intimidation. It'd make sense for Vault-Tec to have made the drug also make its consumer docile as a side effect. After all, that might be the very objective of the Vault: to investigate the effect of having the entire vault populace on drugggzzz.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:32 No.17460614
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)23:33 No.17460625
    Also, in a bit of meta-gaming, your other PC is a mad chemist. You could keep the drugs for later.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:35 No.17460643
    The purpose of this Vault seems to be the Night/Day thing. I doubt that the purpose is to test a case of mass drug intake because that is something we are specifically deciding to do, ourselves.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:37 No.17460659

    Wait, we can use the orphans as our raiders once Louis has started the Jihad. We give them the drugs now, and bend them to our will. Then, once we've eliminated the other residents, we use them as shocktroopers to conquer the wastes. They are young, so they'll have plenty of time to grow stronger.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:37 No.17460660
    If we can metagame...

    Try to find place to hide untaken pills. Find Cipher's chemical stash.

    Do nothing about it but leave some pills and a note.

    >Looking to make some crazy stuff eh? Well we might be able to help each other out.

    If we can't...

    I still vote find a place to stash the pills and then go to the doc and get this whole thing over with.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:38 No.17460672
    Stashing the pills is fine too. So let's do that if we can't agree.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:40 No.17460697

    Yeah let's just stash em'
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:43 No.17460729
    I vote that. Also, since we're hung over, we could probably pound on Louis's door and wake him the fuck up. Even if he can't talk with us, right now, we should at least say hi, and ask him what got his ass transferred from Section A to this shithole.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)23:43 No.17460731
    That sounds good. You stash your purse full of drugs in your suite, thinking about how your CHEMICAL EMPIRE will someday conquer the Vault and the Wastelands.
    And I guess you go to section H, since those other places had drug-related errands.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:45 No.17460738
    Also, we could even use the "I smelled smoke" and "I'm hung over" cards if anyone asks what we're doing.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)23:49 No.17460784
    On your way to Section H, A random encounter! or is it random? Two men in Section Z Jumpsuits, overcoats, and fedoras step out of the shadows. They flash badges at you.

    “Hello there, little missy. I'm Agent Patel and this Agent Thorvald; we're with S.P.U.D.S.. We'd like to speak with you about your new suite mate.”

    Thorvald: “We believe your new chum might be a 'commie' agent. Now, without a search warrant, we can't observe him in his private residence... but you can. We'd like it if you kept an eye on him for us. You'll be helping us and Vault 50, sure, but most of all you'll be helping yourself. Don't ruin your future by getting mixed up with subserviants.”

    Patel: “Subversives, dude.”

    Thorvald: “Well whatever they are, don't get mixed up with them. They're super bad.”

    Patel: “Looking at your file Miss McKenna, you've already got quite a record. Falsely reporting your supervisor for sexual harrasment. Punching out your supervisor. Punching out a security officer. Punching out the security camera in the women's shower room. My my. With a record like this, little lady, you're never gonna get out of Recyclinng –and, frankly, you're never gonna catch a husband either. You need to prove you can be a little more cooperative with the authorities.”

    Thorvald: “Think it over, toots. Here's some pamphlets.”

    Agent Thorvald hands you some propaganda pamphlets.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:52 No.17460811
    Ask what S.P.U.D.S. is.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:53 No.17460815
    Absorb self in pamphlets, ask what you have to do.

    Are the agents armed? How so?
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:53 No.17460820
    Ask them why communism is bad if the Vault is basically a socialist commune.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:53 No.17460824
    It's the cops, and we already know that.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)23:53 No.17460826
    Agent Patel has a Vault-Boy wall clock under his arm.
    "A gift for you, sweetheart. You can hang this guy on the wall on your suite."

    You can tell it has some sort of built in camera.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:54 No.17460836
    Berlin's good with electronics. Maybe he can do something with it.
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:54 No.17460837
    [X] Hang clock on wall the wrong way round.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/07/12(Sat)23:56 No.17460860
    Special Police Unit for Deviants and Subversives. SPUDS!
    They are armed with pneumatic pistols that fire injector darts.
    The Pamphlets are:
    The Schedule is the Reason!
    How to Spot a Red
    A Safe Vault is a Happy Vault
    Leaks and Rumours Spread Tumors
    Hammer and Sickos
    "We're gonna pretend we never heard that."
    >> Anonymous 01/07/12(Sat)23:58 No.17460875
    >"Okay, so you just want me to hang this clock on the wall? Is there anything else?"


    >"What do I do if this commie guy attacks me? Is he dangerous? What reward do I get if I help you?"
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:02 No.17460924
    [x] (Lie) "Sure. No skin off my teeth".

    Of course, we have no intention of helping these limp-dicks, and if they're after our new roomie, then he's clearly worthy of our interest.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)00:04 No.17460934
    Patel: "Just hang that on the wall and Vault-Boy will do the rest. Don't worry too much about Cypher; he's on the Day Shift so you won't have to see him. Just let us handle the commies. It's what we do."
    Thorvald: "And maybe a strip tease in front of the camera?"
    Patel: "Oh my god. Dude, not cool."
    Thorvald: "What?"
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:05 No.17460946
    >[CHR] Act impressed with these losers, feign helpfulness.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)00:09 No.17460989
    So you take the clock. The SPUDS agents slip back into the shadows. I'll have you continue onwards, and you can hang or not hang the device later. It seems to be a camera that takes still photos on a timer, rather than a video feed.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:10 No.17461003
    We're totally going to: >>17460837
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:10 No.17461006
    Agreed. They're not worth our time. And if I we didn't want to meet our new neighbor before, we should now.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:13 No.17461037
    Mount it in a corner so that it points directly at a wall.

    That might be fun.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)00:14 No.17461042
    You travel to Section H without further incident. The Hospital has a large foyer with several rooms branching off. There are medical pods that have patients from both shifts, because some people require round the clock monitoring and care. There aren't any Day Shift patients at the moment, but you recognize IVAN ESTABAN, Chandra's brother, in one of them. He has a cast on his arm and two black eyes. The Doctor on duty is Dr.Borne.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:15 No.17461053
    What do we know about Borne? Say Hi to Ivan, tell him you like the new look.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)00:20 No.17461081
    Borne is the second in command of Section H, and boss of the nurses and doctors on the Night Shift. He's really freaking old and maybe going senile.

    Ivan says "Howdy". For a guy who got the holy shit kicked out of him a few days ago, and who is facing trouble for breaking curfew, he seems really happy. He's all smiles. "How's my sister?" he asks
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:21 No.17461085
    Assuming he's awake. But let's just deal with our business here and get out again.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:23 No.17461095

    Give the Clock to Ivan as a "get well soon" present.

    Alternatively, mount it in the shower in your dorm. Let those SPUDS get a good look at Chandra and miss out on the rest of what's going on.

    Or see about having Harold gank the camera out of it. Then if the SPUDS ask, tell them a commie must have done it.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:27 No.17461140
    I like the third option, except I think we should just smash the thing for ourselves.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)00:31 No.17461170
    Ivan says, "Hey you haven't noticed anything queer about my sister have ya? I'm a little worried about her."
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:38 No.17461221
    [x] (Lie) I haven't noticed anything. I've been busy getting into my own trouble.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:39 No.17461225
    "She seems happy enough."

    Ask Ivan what happened to him.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:42 No.17461266
    Yeah, so it turns our "queer" really is the right word. She's totally into me. Fucks like a tiger, man. You wouldn't BELIEVE.

    No, Ivan, I haven't "noticed anything".
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)00:46 No.17461292
    "Well, that's good. 'Cuz I found out that your no-good roommate Harry Berlin, has been trying to put the moves on her. I don't want no dirty 'squint' eyeballin' my sister."
    "In fact, I took care of that little problem just today. I told that schlub to meet me in Section G this shift, and the idiot agreed to it. I sent some of my friends from the Warehouse to go kick his ass then hand him over to the cops. That should make the pervo think twice about breakin' the Schedule."
    "It's gonna be a thing of beautifulness. The only problem is that I'm still laid up in this joint, and I can't go rumble myself."
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:48 No.17461309
    "Oh Ivan, that's so awesome. Casual violence is the solution to all life's problems. When is this going to happen, exactly?"
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:51 No.17461339

    How nice are we going to be? I mean we do like fighting right?

    I say we stop them. We were headed to Sec W anyhow later.

    We're tough but need help. Time to try and go recruit Harry's roomie. The guy is old Sec A so he should put up half a fight or at least be able to come up with a better gameplan.

    Maybe use the camera to get proof of the shit going down?

    First things first though. Let's see what the doc has to say about us.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)00:52 No.17461343
    "A few hours ago. Right at the shift change. I'm just waiting to hear back from my chums. Actually I'm waiting for the medics to cart Berlin in here. I hope he gets a pod across from mine. ha ha ha."
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:53 No.17461348
    Well, we wanted to go down to Section W anyway.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:54 No.17461359
    ...right. Let's go see what happened now, and come back for the check up later. There's no immediate hurry.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:56 No.17461372
    Well, actually I kinda like the idea of getting in touch with our roomie. Makes sense in context to see what all the fuss is about, and makes sense metagame to go ahead and get the introductions out of the way.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:56 No.17461374
    We work with assholes every day. Huge assholes. Assholes that make jerk comments and stare us up and down and insult and catcall us every fucking day. Yesterday, we finally got to hit those assholes. We broke one's fucking jaw, and we broke the other one's fucking mouth. Then we got shitcanned out of asshole job with the assholes for being too much of a fucking asshole.

    And you know what? We barely got fucking started. If we get in a fight we are Not Going To Be Nice.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)00:56 No.17461378
    The thugs are from Section W, but the rumble was going down in Section G, Geothermal. It's an abandoned section and the only place outside of the watchful gaze of the authorities. Last episode ended with Louis Cypher running there to catch up with Harold, even though the shift change was about to happen.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)00:59 No.17461400
    I'm looking at it from this perspective: our roommate might have got on our tits this morning, but in general having a cheerful roommate who cleans up and is friendly and cooks breakfast is a pretty sweet deal. And, for better or worse, she's totally hung up on this guy.

    ...who is going to get beaten up and packed off to the cops now, on a *best case scenario*. So it is probably best if we sort that shit out ASAP, if it's even possible, because even if Chandra is not the most awesome person to hang around with she is a pretty nice lady, and we do not want her to become a pretty shitty lady.

    Plus, Louis is there anyway (and the thugs are probably dead or something).
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:03 No.17461432

    Please tell me we got our brass knuckles hidden somewhere on our person.

    Pretend that you were just dropping by to see how Ivan was doing because his sister asked you to. "Hey Ivan, tell those fucks that I beat up to have a pleasant stay."

    Then slide out and haul ass to Sec G
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:07 No.17461485
    Well, what are we waiting for? Let's get on that.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)01:10 No.17461509
    Okay, so you start blazin toward Section G to see if your Day Shift roommates are alive or dead or what.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:10 No.17461515
    Let's haul ass to Section G and see if we can't find the remnants of that fight, meet up with ol' Louie Cypher.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:12 No.17461526
    Let's be sure when we see them that it's them. We don't want to bust any skulls as don't need busting.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:12 No.17461535
    Personally I wanted to see some more of Cypher's story, but this could be fun.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)01:15 No.17461574
    Section G is a rusty and rundown pit. No one ever comes here except for the occasional worker doing repairs or truant high school kids. There are empty beer bottles scattered around, cigarette butts, and crude graffiti on the walls.

    When you reach Geothermal, you find a group of five men near the entrance. They are wearing Section W jumpsuits. One of them is lying on the ground writhing in the dirt. You recognize another one as 'Donny the Fist' a notorious thug from the Warehouse.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:16 No.17461585
    Equip Official Stamp.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:16 No.17461588
    Sneak mode.

    Enter VATS
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)01:18 No.17461602
    The guy on the ground is yelling. "He shot me. I can't believe he shot me. I can fell the poison in my veins! It's like FIRE. I'm gonna die. I'm gonna die young. I ain't even made with any hot ladies yet."
    You notice he has a wicked bruise/welt on his neck, and Donny the Fist is holding an injector dart from a pneumatic pistol. Some crazy shit went down here.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:18 No.17461603
    <bluff>"Aw man, did I miss the asskicking? Ivan just sent me down to help out. He looked like a squealer, I love it when they squeal."

    Better make it look like we're on their side, don't want to be on the receiving end of a five-man smackdown.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:19 No.17461612
    I'd be partial to a speech check. See what all's going on here before we break out the Stamp.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:20 No.17461619
    A pneumatic pistol isn't the kind of Donny the Fist would usually have, right? So we should play this safe until we know what went down.

    Does our apparently high PER tell us anything here?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:24 No.17461661
    That would be the calling card of our friend from Section A, who may not know which of the combatants to target.

    "Donny the Fist, huh? I had no idea that little shit Ivan had such influential friends. How'd he get a dude like you on a job like this?"

    That should draw his attention.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:25 No.17461683
    I know that, but I don't think Laya knows that. But she probably knows that isn't exactly standard issue to W-personnel.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:27 No.17461695
    Could we take Donny? If so, punch him hard and punch him now.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)01:27 No.17461696
    Nope. Those are secret agent weapons, like the weapon of SPUDS agent. You do notice these Ws have like pipes, bats, and chains.
    You put your hand in your back pocket and curl your fingers around that reassuring lump of metal.
    You then step forward and fast talkin' these thugs. They're not the brightest bulbs on the tree, but then again you aren't the smoothest talker.

    Somebody roll a d100. Low is good, high is bad.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:29 No.17461712
    rolled 12 = 12

    I am good with the speaky.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)01:39 No.17461830
    So you are. First roll of the quest too.
    You step forward all "what the fuck's going on here?" and the Ws seem genuinely relieved by your appearance.
    Donny the Fist says,
    "Oh jeez. Thank goodness. Lady, do you know anything about medicine? My friend here got shot by a squint with a toxic dart. It injected him with something called..." He reads off the dart "Play-Zee-Bo. Whatever it is, we think he's gonna die."
    Even better! That's like a speech critical. Maybe Laya doesn't have CHA as a dump stat after all.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:43 No.17461861
    "Was it Harry who shot your friend? What did he look like?"
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:44 No.17461871

    No need to let on that this is clearly a placebo, let's string them along for all the information we can get then pretend to heal him and tell him it'll be alright. Should get us everything we want at this stage.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:45 No.17461881
    Sorry, erased the 5. I misread your post, thought that low rolls were bad.

    Anyway, let's tell them that Play Zee Bo is pretty dangerous, and that it may have infected all of them. It's pretty serious. They should get their asses back out of this hole. We can handle the rest.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:47 No.17461902
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:47 No.17461905
    What's the point. Nothing worthwhile can be gained from these idiots.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:49 No.17461917
    We don't know that.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:51 No.17461936
    Fine. String them along a little, THEN send the idiots back in fear for their lives. The low-roll magic should make that much possible.

    Where would you suggest we start asking, then? Just what happened, or should we try for a little more?
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)01:52 No.17461940
    Donny the Fist: "I don't know who it was. We came down here to beat up some squint named Berlin, but we found two of them. Hey, we figured two for the price of one, right? And they couldn't even see us with the lights out, so we snuck up and started pulverating them a little. Then one of them shines his flashlight on us to blind us. What a dirty trick, huh? Then Teddy Boy starts screaming that he got shot. I guess one of them had a piece on him."

    Teddy Boy rolls around on the ground. "It burnssss..."

    Donny the Fist: "Well we made a tactical retreat right fast. Now it looks like teddy has seen his last rumble. Those two squints are still holed up behind some steam pipes further back."
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:54 No.17461959
    You guys messed with the S.P.U.D.S.? You'd better get out of here?

    I've got some pills that'll cure that Play Zee Bo but - no offense, Teddy Boy, I'm sure you're a swell guy - it ain't gonna come cheap.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:55 No.17461984
    Sounds good.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)01:57 No.17462001
    Yeah. You can pretty much ask them anything you want at this point, or send them packing. They seem pretty shocked by the whole getting-shot-with-a-firearm thing. (Or air-arm I guess.) Their tough guy facades have vanished, and they just want someone to take charge and tell them what to do.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)01:58 No.17462013
    Meant to put an exclamation mark: You'd better get out of here!

    We'll tell them we'll give the cops a false description. If they fought in the dark those guys probably didn't get a clear look at them anyway.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)02:01 No.17462042
    They're glad to pay for your medical expertise. They give you all the money they have on them, which isn't that much, but hey, free money. They were too scared to take Teddy to Section H, because they thought they'd get arrested.
    Teddy Boy munches on some of your antidepressants and says, "I think I can feel it working. The antitoxins are working."
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:02 No.17462051
    I really think >>17461959 has got it right. Con them into paying for the pills, tell them to keep their mouths shut, and get them out of here. Tell them the payment can be dealt with later.

    Once they're gone, we should let our roomies know the coast is clear. "A placebo? You're lucky those poor bastards were as dumb as they looked". Or something like that
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:03 No.17462059
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:03 No.17462060
    Unless Louis is such a bastard that he puts toxins in darts marked 'placebo'.

    But we should definitely wait for this crew to go away before we approach those two guys.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)02:06 No.17462080
    At the suggestion they might have accidentally beat up a SPUDS agent, they start getting the F out of D. They barely slow down to help Teddy Boy get back on his feet.
    Also, you saw Teddy Boy's neck wound. Even if the dart only injected him with saline solution, it hit hard. The pneumatic gun is fairly powerful. Think like a bow or a teargas canister shooter. It COULD potentially kill someone.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:09 No.17462120
    So once they're gone we're going to slowly approach where the two guys are hiding, and we're going to talk while doing so they know we aren't the thugs.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:13 No.17462146
    Oh Louis. You so crazy.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)02:13 No.17462147
    He might be he is /tg/ after all, and that would be a funny thing to do. Speaking of. Your two PCs can now meet.

    Last time Louis Cypher ran out to catch up with his goony roommate Harold Berlin who was having an ill-advised meet up with Ivan. He arrived in Section G, and probably grilled Harold about his taboo relationship with their Night Shift suitemate Chandra. So Louis and Laya are on the same page; they both know about these two mixed-up lovebirds.
    But then a bunch of goons busted in and a fight broke out. Now they're hiding behind some steam pipes with a flashlight and a SPUDS gun trained on the door. Harold has bloody nose from a lead pipe.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:19 No.17462205
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:19 No.17462207
    That would be hilarious. It would probably be the bacterial dart we made using sewage runoff though, so the most he'd get is a very bad flu for a week or so.

    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:21 No.17462224
    Louis: Slowly open the door, hit a steam pipe to blind everybody else with steam. Our turban should protect us from the obscuring effects of the water.

    Then make your escape.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:22 No.17462226
    Yeah, that's the issue with two PCs.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:22 No.17462235

    We're supposed to be making contact I guess. Still playing as McKenna but we can interact with Cipher.

    [speech] Hey Harold Casanova. You're lucky that Casandra was worried about you and sent me down to check on you. The fuck were you thinking messing with "Crazy" Ian? Let's get the fuck out of here in case the SPUDS show up.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:23 No.17462238
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)02:26 No.17462264
    Oh, no! But both. I assume that Louis will end up being the main PC and talking-guy and Laya will end up being the silent bruiser. Though there will also be times you can split up or switch around or whatever. you could use her skills if she has higher score in something than Louis, for example.

    Right now let's say you switch over to Louis. You are very surprised to discover that your Night Shift suitemate has come to pull your ass out of this fire. Now you have to figure out how to not get busted for breaking the schedule. keep in mind, Louis and Harold can't see shit in the dark.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:27 No.17462272
    >As Louis
    [Medicine] That dart had E. Coli in it. I don't think your antidepressants will help with his Meningitis.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:28 No.17462276
    I still would have preferred>>17462051, as it shows we're smarter than your average thug. But that's just me and one other anon.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:28 No.17462278
    Louis doesn't know she gave him antidepressants anyway.

    Let's just, not have actually poisoned the guy. That might turn out to be a huge problem.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:29 No.17462289
    >implying Louis isn't psychic because of chemical experimentation (Read: LSD)
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:33 No.17462333
    True. Besides, that wasn't under our control. We were playing as Laya at the time. Who I kinda like playing better than Louis, truth be told.

    Laya: call out the boys. Those day-shifters probably can't tell that we bluffed their enemies out the door.

    Louis: probably should feel his way out of whatever corner he's in. After all, Harold's pretty fucked up, and we should explain our presence. Let's say we were there following a "bad feeling" we had, not just to spy on him.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:37 No.17462369
    Louis needs to get Morpholine, remember? So we can make Dextromoramide to sell as Med-X.

    We can probably find it in a supply closet nearby, it's used to stop the decay of steam pipes.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)02:38 No.17462383
    Harold: "Oh Gee wiz. You must be Laya. Thanks. It's nice to meet you in person. Gosh. A guy sure is lucky to have such swell roommates as you two." Harold is a cornball.
    Harold and Chandra are both pretty naive and goody-two-shoes. If you tell him you were worried about him and came to check up on him, he'll buy it. He'll buy whatever you tell him really.
    Probably, Louis and Laya would eye each other with suspicion, since they're both clearly competent and criminal minded.

    And speaking of eyes, the Day and Night Shifts have visibly different eyes. The Cyber eyes are all black. So if people spot the two boys, they'll know they're from the other side.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:41 No.17462409
    Agreed, but we might solicit Laya's assistance, as her eyesight is better (meta, I know, but still the point stands: we can't see shit, and we need to make sure the coast is clear).

    Also, can I just start calling Laya "Saya" from now on? That's like the third time I almost missed that typo. Or "Alex". That'd work too. It's just that "Laya" gives me some trouble for whatever reason.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:41 No.17462417
    We have no problem having a long conversation here, but we really want to talk to just Louis. But we can't get Harold home until the shifts turn over.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:42 No.17462424
    Louis probably overheard her selling them something for the placebo.

    He has science/medical knowledge, Laya has street cred. They should sell drugs as a team!

    [Speech] So what was that you gave them, Ms...?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:44 No.17462446
    Tell 'em to hold their eyes shut when we decide to go back. Tell anyone as sees them they got something in their eyes, and that we're gonna help them.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:44 No.17462449
    I'm sorry, but by completely black do you mean the scleras are black as well?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:46 No.17462465

    Probably means some major uncanny valley stuff though.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)02:50 No.17462512
    While he gets acquainted with your other PC, Louis spends some time scrounging up chemicals from section G. He can add this to his collection in his pod.
    Yep. Evil Robot eyes.
    Alex can work too. She is pretty tomboyish

    So you guys want to wait in Geothermal or try to walk home and wait in Suite 016?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:52 No.17462529
    See if Louis can't get some filters and extra lab equipment from the spare parts section.

    Then head home. Chat along the way, make friends.

    Does [Medical] include forensics? If so, could Louis kill someone with an overdose and make it look like they did it to themselves?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:53 No.17462532
    Anyone think Louis'd be up for walking home with his eyes shut? 'Cause we could discuss things in peace once we got back.

    Our fourth roommate might even make us something to eat and drink.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:53 No.17462541
    Yeah, but those were, well, meat-heads. And we were particularly skilled there.

    We're probably already being tracked given that we conveniently ran into those agents early. And we're carrying their fucking camera clock, so we'd better hope that isn't taking pictures like, right now.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:54 No.17462546
    Mostly we just need a catalyst bed and a pressure cooker.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)02:55 No.17462557
    Oh shit I thought we got rid of the clock.

    Quick, dispose of it in one of the Geothermal reactors!

    Maybe toss it in the water plant and hope we don't break a water chip.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)02:59 No.17462588
    I'd say that variety of murder would fall under Medicine.
    The camera takes a picture every ten minutes. If you're worried about it, you can expose the film. But it's doubtful it has any incriminating evidence yet, since you've been in dark areas, and you're not aiming at anything.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:03 No.17462611
    Guide Louis and Harry home, then. Make sure they keep their eyes shut.

    We can talk about stuff later.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)03:10 No.17462655
    All right. Laya/Alex guides the two Day Shift Workers back to Section R. They can't see, but there are tiny lights along the base of the hallways, sort of like the lights in movie theaters that help you see the lane. So they at least tell where the floor is.

    Somebody make a general sort of luck roll to see how it goes. Roll 1d100. Low is good; High is bad.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:12 No.17462662
    Oh, no. Not me. I expended all my luck for the night with that 5.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:13 No.17462669
    rolled 86 = 86

    I think we'd decided Laya LCK was her dump stat, huh?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:15 No.17462677
    rolled 71 = 71

    Maybe I should have rolled anyway.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:15 No.17462679
    rolled 91 = 91

    God dammit Alex!

    Rolling for Louis to somehow salvage this.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:16 No.17462680
    >I think we'd decided Laya LCK was her dump stat, huh?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:16 No.17462682
    God. Fucking. Dammit.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:17 No.17462688
    Just... stop. Leave SOME survivors.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:20 No.17462703
    Laya McKenna:

    Above average STR
    High PER
    Above average END
    Above average CHR
    Middling INT
    Unknown AGL
    LCK: Fuckin' 1.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)03:20 No.17462707
    You make it through most of the vault okay. People don't go out of their way to talk to workers from Recycling, and Alex doesn't bump int anyone she knows. You take what side passages you can until you get to Section R. Home again at last. You're so close to Suite 016. Harold can't wait to see Chandra. Louis can't wait to see his growing horde of chemicals and those drugs Alex was talking about. Then you round the last corner and...
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)03:21 No.17462716
    I am laughing over here.
    writing more...
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)03:26 No.17462751
    Agent Thorvald and Agent Patel step out of the shadows. And this time they've brought some pals with them, four security agents and an Officer Sparky, which is the police model of the RobCo Mister Handy. Officer Sparky flips on his halogens, blinding Alex and revealing this grim scene to the boys from the Day Shift.

    Thorvald: "That's far enough, you dividends."
    Patel: "Dude. Seriously?"
    Sparky: You are all... Bzzt... Under Arrest."

    ---End of Scene---
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:28 No.17462769
    [Barter] That's not what dividend meansssssss
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:29 No.17462778

    Tomorrow, OP? Or the day after?
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)03:31 No.17462797
    Okay people. I might take this chance to advance the plot and blatantly railroad our heroes toward the vault door. I do want to get this adventure out in the WASTELANDS where it belongs, although Vault 50 has been very entertaining. Let me writefag some stuff up for ya...

    musical interlude:
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:34 No.17462818
    Are we gonna get the chance to grab our shit from Louis' room?

    Also, this might be a good time to switch characters.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)03:34 No.17462823
    Prolly tomorrow. I have a good chunk ready for the first few threads, and then I'll pick some day to regularly update. Maybe Friday, but that's also booze day, so I don't know.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:36 No.17462832
    Alright, fuck the Vault I was getting tired of this shit anyway. NEXT TIME: Alex punches a Mister Handy in the eyestalk, "Crazy Ahmed" Louis tranqs some Agents, and Harry wets himself.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:38 No.17462843
    I doubt it somehow.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)03:51 No.17462918
    You still writefagging?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:13 No.17463063
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)04:17 No.17463093
    Probably gonna start the next thread with the following, and then we can roll from there:
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)04:20 No.17463104
    Vault Security throws all four of you from Suite 016 in separate prison-pods. You languish there for about a week. You have no contact with the outside; no visitors, no lawyer, no nothing; just an Officer Sparky shoving lavar-bread and water through a slot in the door.

    Then the pod-doors open and security officers drag Louis and Alex to the Disciplinary Hearing Chamber in Section A. The room is empty of furniture except for two metal chairs that are bolted to the floor. There are two glass windows on either side of the room. One window opens onto a jury from the Day Shift, and the other opens into a dark room where the jury from the Night Shift sits. On the wall hangs a huge American flag with fourteen stars. The security officers strap the two PCs to the chairs.

    The Vault Overseer, Theodore Makaluna, enters the room. He paces around you, shaking his head in disapproval. He's revving up for a monologue, you can just feel it.

    “It's a shame to see so much wasted potential. Both of you did well in school, you did well on your G.O.A.T.s, you did well in your Yearly Competence Reviews. Either of you could have risen to high positions within Vault 50. Miss McKenna, you might have become a section chief with hard work; and, Mister Cypher, you might have even replaced me as the Overseer one day. But our society demands more from its citizens than just high test scores; it requires a certain strength of character, a sense of duty, a... how shall I say it? -- a moral fiber. And that's something which some people, even here in Vault Fifty, are sadly lacking.”
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)04:20 No.17463111
    “As you all know, we are terribly overcrowded. We have been from the very start, when Vault-Tec double booked our vault. With such limited space and resources, we can only function by dividing our time into two separate but equal shifts: The Day Shift and the Night Shift. Now this may seem an arbitrary division to young people like you, but it is a sacred law approved by the wisdom of our forefathers, and carefully preserved through the generations. We have one rule: to fraternize with the opposite shift is a crime. It is crime that tears down the very walls of our society, and threatens to bring the ceiling crashing down on us all. We here in Vault Fifty are the last few humans alive on earth, and we cannot allow our species to fade into extinction. We must perservere. We must wait. We must be ready to reclaim the world above us when it finally heals. Although our laws may seem cruel and unforgiving at times, they are in fact necessary for our very survival. Fraternization is an attack on the Schedule. An attack on the Schedule is an attack on Vault Fifty! It is an attack on America! It is an attack on Human Destiny! And we cannot abide that.”

    “You two knew that the occupants of your suite were 'fraternizing' with each other. You knew this, yet you did not stop them. You did turn them in to the proper authorities the moment you discovered their unwholesome, perverted, lascivious activities. Not only did you fail in your duty to report it, you went a step further by aiding and abetting their crime. You broke the code. You violated the Schedule.
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)04:22 No.17463115
    “You have committed the following violations: willfully breaking curfew, fraternizing with the opposite shift, breaking security protocols, and altering Pip-boys for unlawful purposes. For these actions, it has been decided that you will be EXILED to the surface.”

    He strolls around a the room for rhetorical effect. He lights a cigarette. Puffs on it a few times.

    “But we here in the Vault Fifty are not as unforgiving as the outside world; we will review your case if you can prove yourselves to be cooperative and productive members of society. We have several tasks that you can help us with during your exile. Should you accomplish these tasks, we will review your cases, and decide if you can be readmitted to the Vault.

    “First we need to gather information on environmental conditions by placing data-collectors in several key locations. These will allow us to better scan how well the Earth is recovering, if at all. Second there are several items requested by our science department, which might be found in the ruins. Third, we need you to search out the other vaults in this are to see if there are any other survivors, or to see if Vault Fifty really is the last of the human race. More explicit instructions for all these tasks are loaded onto your pipboys. Good luck, and may God have mercy on your souls...”
    >> Overseer Makaluna !!FEw7sHYEhUE 01/08/12(Sun)04:24 No.17463131
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    and then it will be out into the wilds. I also have to actually stat characters and such...
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:24 No.17463134
    What happened to Chandra and Harold?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:25 No.17463136
    I got chills, OP. Masterful intro, that.

    Can't wait.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:25 No.17463139
    Obviously they were executed.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:27 No.17463153
    It occurs to me that the Night Shift actually has the tools, via the eye implants, to be pretty successful outside the Vault. The ability to operate entirely as normal at night is a substantial asset, particularly for any kind of raiding or combative force.

    That technology would really sell too, and the Vault clearly has the ability to implant it.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:28 No.17463159
    I'd like confirmation.

    I think we're all agreed on: fuck helping the Vault anyway though, right? I mean I think it's pretty dubious they would let us back in even if we did return with all their stuff.

    No, if we're coming back its to bust the place open, permanently.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:29 No.17463160
    I wonder if Louis has the [Med/Sci] to modify it so Laya isn't completely blind during the daytime?

    Otherwise, she's kind of fucked.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:31 No.17463171
    Well this is - possibly, I can't read OP's mind - actually a sort of neat way to keep two protagonists going in separate threads? Because Louis functions best during the day, and Laya functions best at night.

    I don't think we're 'fucked' at daytime vision though, just it's irritating/painful. Get some shades ASAP. A lifetime of sleeping during the day and working at night is probably more of a problem.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:32 No.17463176
    Maybe we could turn it into a town, Vault City style.

    Planning ahead is important, but let's get a little bit closer to the 'now'. How are we gonna survive outside the Vault?

    I'm thinking we find some place to hole up with medical and chemical supplies, and start making shitloads of chems. Literal mountains of Med-X.

    Laya sells it, Louis makes it. Eventually, we can get control of some Raiders and military hardware, carve out our own little chunk of the Wasteland.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:36 No.17463205
    Even as no great brain in the Vault, Laya is going to be better educated and a better thinker than the majority of people outside it. She seems to have at least some level of skill at engineering and/or the maintenance of machines.

    Louis is more skilled and in particular has scientific - primarily chemical - and medical training, which is really valuable.

    So there's a place for both of them in the majority of stable Wasteland communities, I think. Those are valuable skills to have in a community.

    The thing to do is hit the nearest non-Vault civilisation as soon as possible, but obviously we don't even know that these things exist right now. So we should go to whatever pre-war structure we do know of that seems most likely to have survived or still been inhabitable after the war.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:37 No.17463212
    You know, I bet almost all the oil in the Fallout setting is now irradiated.

    We could set up a Biodiesel plant, make a shit-ton of money.

    >Corporation toolueg

    Why yes captcha, creating the first post-apocalyptic corporation sounds like a great idea!
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:39 No.17463230
    Gun Runners beat you to it. Or even the fucking Hub beat you do it, depends what you class a corporation as.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:39 No.17463234
    We need to rule the savage infidels outside the Vault, not integrate with them!

    But I suppose working -with- them will have to do. At least until our power base is large enough.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:42 No.17463254
    Eh. Being the first isn't as important as being the best.

    We will have the ONLY oil in all of... whatever state we're in. And, possibly, the only pharmaceuticals production center.

    Cities will come on hand and knee begging to buy our product, trust me.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:42 No.17463255
    >Eventually, we can get control of some Raiders and military hardware
    This part? This thing here? Let's not. Raiders are fucking nutjobs. I don't object to creating ourself a little paramilitary force but raiders are not the way to do it. Even most tribals are better disciplined than most raiders.

    If we find some disciplined, not-psycho raider group then sure, but it'll probably be much harder to take control of that. I think we should just take the muscle that comes our way. There are plenty of people whose most marketable skill is with a gun looking for work in the Fallout universe.

    I don't necessarily think the terrible image raiders have is the thing to go for either. I mean, we want to attract people to sign up with our group (if we'll have them). We want to not be hated by everyone, because that makes controlling them easier.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:45 No.17463280
    This. I mean, Raiders make their living killing nice, educated folk like us. Why would we even think of associating with them.

    Biodiesel sounds good, as does producing medicine. All the better to finance our war against the heretics.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:49 No.17463313
    One of the reasons I asked what happened to Harold (and Chandra) is that he's a good techie and she's... probably good at something. So that's more stuff to market.

    I definitely think the stim idea is a great one, and it's probably the easiest thing to go for first. We can start out providing stims and meds and hire muscle, muscle out our competitors, and start growing larger and larger. When we have the capability we'll look into biodiesel.

    We have no choice but to start small, but we have abilities that will help us get bigger.

    We could even go merchant, if we can build up a stock but don't have a great location yet. I think finding an out of the way location is potentially a good idea, I think we'll struggle for success setting up shop in a city which probably has an established doctor/chemist already even if we won't have much problem actually selling stock there.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:55 No.17463357
    I think if Laya can get a good rifle and she's any good with it, her night eyes will be a pretty big asset. We can probably clear out small raider camps just by spooking them and picking them off at range.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:56 No.17463362
    We could probably hire some merchants to hoke our goods for us once we're large enough, but then they might make off with our money. We could hire mercenaries to 'guard' them and make sure they bring back the profits, but they might split the cash with the Mercs and leave the state.

    Maybe we'll arrange it so they bring the money to us, and pick up the product themselves? At least, until we can pay people to murder merchants that steal from us.

    Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself.

    First, we need to find a weapon or two, a safe place to hole up, and a city to buy food and supplies from. So we don't, you know, starve.

    Another problem is water. We'll have to find a clean source so we don't die of radiation.

    Maybe we can find some way to clean the radioactive water, and sell it as pure water?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)04:59 No.17463376
    Well Fallout does have magical anti-radiation medicine. I'm sure that shit probably comes in water soluble tablets or something. Maybe Louis can even make them.

    A town is probably best in the short term though just because it takes care of the food and water issue. If we can pay out way anyway. Then we start getting a grip on things.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)05:01 No.17463380
    That's actually a really good idea.

    Laya seems like she's almost MEANT to be an assassin, really. Get her some camouflage, or one of those Chinese stealth suits, and she'll kill everyone in the building before they can turn on the lights.

    Or not. Either way, clearing out a raider camp in the middle of the night could be a great way to get a base of operations without going to all the trouble of fortifying it.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)05:02 No.17463387
    Well, you've gotta think: Is it more profitable to sell people a means to clean their own water, or sell them water we clean ourselves?
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)05:04 No.17463394
    No reason you can't do both.

    At some point if the network gets large enough you do have to trust other people with goods/money, and at some point in that you will probably get betrayed. So the important thing is to make sure no one ever gets away with betraying you.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)05:11 No.17463429
    So, to do list:
    1. Find civilization (They've got things like the atom bomb...)
    2. Get income coming in, avoid dying
    3. Get Laya a gun
    4. Kill ALL the Raiders!
    5. Use Raider camp to start pumping out chems, get more income
    6. MAYBE think about getting on the stuff the Overseer told use to do. No rush. They aren't really going anywhere, are they?

    >tsroheo governor

    Captcha thinks one of the PCs needs to become a governor. Good idea, if we want to be President some day.
    >> Anonymous 01/08/12(Sun)06:34 No.17463902
    When will you run again?

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