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    679 KB ARMORED CORE QUEST: ANOTHER DAY AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)22:28 No.18616965  
    >LAST TIME, ON AC-QUEST: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=AC%20Quest

    You are Alex Raston, and last night when you went to bed, you closed the door on the worst day of your life. Hope, the colony you called home was obliterated, with less that three percent of the population able to survive.

    Right now, the roughly 300 survivors are looking to you for guidance. Today, you and your friends get to decide how to deal with the hand fate's dealt you.

    Mooch wakes you up at around seven in the morning.

    "WAKEY WAKEY, EGGS AND BAKE-Y!" Comes over the coms.

    You begin to drag yourself out of bed, gently waking Elsie as you do so. Time to get this over with.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)22:39 No.18617144
    I vote Vegas.
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)22:41 No.18617168
    You get to where Dave has cooked breakfast for your team, and apparently you have a guest.

    "Hello Zack. What's up?"

    "Apparently due to my role in getting people out of Hope and helping to organize the survivors, they've more or less unanimously voted to make me their 'leader', at least until we have time to set up something proper."

    You nod. "It's a good thing you're here then. We've got some ideas as o where to go next..."

    "Yeah, my brother filled me in."

    "Think we should put it to a vote with the people?"

    "They, collectively don't know what they want. They know they want something better than what we have now, and are trusting me to get them there. I know that whatever we do, it's going to rely on you guys almost exclusively until we can get our feet under us again."

    "So you're leaving the choice up to us?"

    "If it makes you feel better, I used to be Corperate, so if we go North I can probably keep most of the 'screwed' off of us. And if we go the Vegas, well, that's where 90% of my smuggling contacts are. We can find a place for our people there no problem, temporary residence or otherwise."

    "Good to know."

    At this point Mooch and Laurie shuffle in, bringing your little group to order.

    "So what'll it be Alex?" Mooch asks you. "We've all talked it out with you and each other, and it seems like you're the deciding vote. Everybody else either can't make up their mind or can't be persuaded to change their vote."

    [ ] Vegas.
    [ ] Oregon.

    >Big choice here guys. Think it through carefully.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)22:44 No.18617215

    We might safe for now if we choose Oregon but we'll have no freedom once they're done milking the PR from us, if we want to remain independent and make Hope 2.0 we need to go Vegas. The money is better and we won't live under anyone's yoke.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)22:45 No.18617226
    if you go to oregon, you could possibly find one of those not-so-secret missile silo installations, raid it and turn it in to a armored shelter for the 300 survivors as well as access to farmland.

    if vegas, you can set up shop in a casino hotel and gamble a niche for yourself so that you can set up shop wherever you damn well please down the line.

    Either way, people are going to take notice of you and try to interfere.
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)22:47 No.18617281

    >I like how you've turned extremely vague generalizations about the choice to 'Take over Missile Silo' and 'Take over Casino'.

    >This is a fork in the road to a MUCH bigger story. Just because you pick one or the other doesn't mean you're STUCK there.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)22:50 No.18617342
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)22:51 No.18617374
    Votin' Vegas.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/07/12(Sat)22:51 No.18617380
    I want to say Oregon, not even to be contrary, even.

    Instead, I'll go with
    [x] Vegas
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)22:54 No.18617412
    >Vegas it is then.

    >Gimme second so I can write up the next bit.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)22:54 No.18617427
    >This is a fork in the road to a MUCH bigger story. Just because you pick one or the other doesn't mean you're STUCK there.

    All too true. And excuse the...odd choices that I took in that post. Evidently I'm channeling my players' mentalities after a bit of drink this evening- both sound like options they'd shoot for as soon as making groundfall, haha.

    One choice seems to be more of a commerce hub (vegas): with all of its pitfalls- high cost of living, loads of people, etc.

    The other has farm land, livestock, military bases and bible belters
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)23:05 No.18617585
    You're quiet for a moment, fully appreciating the scope of the decision before you.

    "Vegas." You eventually decide. "We need parts, we need food, and supplies. We also need money. Vegas is pretty much THE trade hub for the entire area, with plenty of each for us to get ahold of. It's also a lot closer, and doesn't make us totally dependent on the goodwill of others."

    Zack nods thoughtfully. "I let everybody know, and start calling ahead to make arrangements."

    "Thanks Zack."

    He leaves your team to themselves.

    Lawrence seems thoughtful, Dave seems like he's plotting something, Mooch seems to be cursing under his breath while he starts cleaning the table, and Elsies just kinda sitting there poking at her eggs.

    Who talk?

    [ ] Elsie seems uncomfortable.
    [ ] Dave plotting something never ends well.
    [ ] Mooch seems upset.
    [ ] Laurie. He did think Vegas was too risky...
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)23:06 No.18617594

    >It sounds like you play with the same sort of people I do.

    >You have my sympathy.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:07 No.18617600
    Let's not smother Elsie.

    [x] Mooch seems upset.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/07/12(Sat)23:12 No.18617660
    [x]Mooch seems upset.

    Maybe then we can see just what's bothering Elsie.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:12 No.18617662
    Check in with Mooch, if he's looking upset there is something going on. He is one of the main bonds that keeps this group together and makes a good number of the important decisions. If something is bothering him we should check it out.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:12 No.18617672
    El Moocho
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:19 No.18617752
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:20 No.18617781
    >meh, it makes for entertaining sessions at least.
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)23:20 No.18617782
    "Hey Mooch, you OK buddy?"

    "Yeah. I'm fine. Hopefully."


    "I mean, shouldn't everybody hope they're fine?"

    "I meant tha you seem upset."

    He lets out a dramatic sigh. "I really don't want to go back to Vegas. I REALLY don't."

    "Then why didn't you say anything?"

    "Because it's for personal reasons. It seems kinda petty compared to what we're dealing with but... You know how I never really talk about my past?"


    "Well there's reasons for that. Some of them are Vegas related. I'm just hoping that whatever happens there it doesn't come back to bite me in the ass."

    Mooch finishes cleaning up while you talk, and then leaves to start getting the carrier underway.

    Lawrence excuses himself to go out on patrol, make sure the convoy isn't hit by bandits.

    What do?

    [ ] Talk to Elsie and/or Dave.
    [ ] Go help Mooch.
    [ ] Go run support for Laurie's recon, since Mooch is busy.
    [ ] Go and find a comfortable place to ride. You're going to be on the road for hours.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:22 No.18617804
    Support recon
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:23 No.18617811
    Run support, we were not where we were needed once, never again. Two can cover more ground and keep the convoy safer, and if shit does go down having another AC in the field will be highly useful.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:24 No.18617829
    I'd say we run support, but since our AC is trashed there's not much we can do unless one of the other pilots will let us use theirs.

    [x] help mooch
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:24 No.18617834
    It's gonna be a long ride, I say finish talking to Mooch- possibly make arrangements to split the group (have one on the outskirts of vegas and act as sentries) before talking to Elsie.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/07/12(Sat)23:24 No.18617836
    [x]Talk to Elsie and Dave, in that order.
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)23:25 No.18617845

    >Recon support isn't get into another rig, you'll be doing what Mooch was: Watching radar, monitoring coms, etc. Maybe taking a chopper to drop supplies or something.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:25 No.18617859
    I agree with this.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:28 No.18617900
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:28 No.18617905
    Ah, still making sure our Recon is completely up to par is still important as all fuck. Still for running support.
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)23:28 No.18617918

    >Inside Vegas is one of the safest places you can be in terms of HUGE events like the attack on Hope.

    >It's where six different PMCs are based, where the Raven's Nest Headquarters are for North America, home of Arena based Mech fights, and a hotbed of Core wepons testing and high powered deals.

    >Nobody fucks with Vegas, since that would entail bringing ALL of that down on them.
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)23:30 No.18617945
    >So where are we, three votes for talk and two for support?
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:35 No.18618037
    One more for talk
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:35 No.18618040
    seems that way, yes.
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)23:35 No.18618052
    >Talk it is then.
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)23:42 No.18618189
    >Sorry this shit's going slow right now. I have to deal with some stuff while I'm running this.

    >Feel free to ask any questions you might have between game posts, I'll try and answer them as they come up.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:43 No.18618205
    You didn't leave your socks in the dryer again, did you?
    >> AC-Guy 04/07/12(Sat)23:44 No.18618234

    >Nah, just a bunch of little shit. Having to feed a dog I'm watching, trying to fix a computer for a friend, etc. Not enough to up and cancel the quest, but enough to slow it down like this.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:46 No.18618263
    I really want to hear that story.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:51 No.18618332

    >Sorry for the delay guys, I forgot my socks in the dryer, and apparently this warrants a lecture.
    >Bitch, I will get my whites when I'm done with my giant robot game.
    >> Anonymous 04/07/12(Sat)23:51 No.18618346
    Oops, forgot a symbol.

    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)00:02 No.18618497
    You Look at Dave.

    "Hey Dave?"


    "What're you plotting?"

    "I'm not plotting."

    "What ARE you doing then?"


    "There's a difference?"

    "Yes. Plotting implies that I already have or am making a set course. Scheming is more of general idea."


    "Yes Alex?"

    "What are you scheming?"

    "I'm just thinking of the last time I was in Vegas. Made money, stirred shit, had a generally awesome time. And this time I get to do it again, more and BIGGER, and claim the moral high ground. Since I'm getting money for a recovery effort, not to fund my science experiment of 'how many hookers can fit in once deluxe king-sized bed'. The answer is 16 by the way."

    This makes Elsie speak up. "Hold up, this is something you did? Between this and the Doctor thing, I'm wondering what else you're keeping from us."

    "Feel free to ask questions."

    "What did you do before med-school?"

    "I was 15."

    "Huh. How did you PAY for med school."

    "Rich parents. Though I did work briefly as a Chippendale's dancer."

    Elsie seems desperate to teer away from the topic. You oblige.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)00:03 No.18618510
    >Elsie seems desperate to teer away from the topic. You oblige.
    Oh god yes.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)00:09 No.18618597
    >"Yes. Plotting implies that I already have or am making a set course. Scheming is more of general idea."

    Jesus Christ my sides, haha. Dave is a real hoot.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)00:16 No.18618710

    "Hey El? You alright?"

    "Yeah, it's just... I don't know how to feel about this. A lot's happened in the last couple of days."

    "I hear ya." You put an arm around her.

    Dave stops drinking his coffee mid sip. "What, what's this then?"


    "You're all touchy-feeley, like you're a.... couple.... or something." You can see the mental gears clanking into place. "Wait, you two hooked up?"

    "Yeah...." Elsie quirks an eyebrow. "I take it this is news?"

    "Yeah, it is news! The Unresolved sexual tension was part of the team dynamic we had going! This changes everything! WHY AM I THE LAST TO KNOW THESE THINGS!?"

    "Whoa, what? Dave, calm down."

    "You don't understand! It's like one of those war movies, The guy who shows the picture of his sweetheart? Dies in the next scene. Now I'm the only bachelor in the group! I'm not even plucky comic relief guy! THAT'S Mooch! AND HE'S MARRIED!"

    Elsie chocks on her coffee "Wait, Mooch is MARRIED?"

    "Also, you're not the only single guy. There's also Lawre-"


    "That is SO not even what I was trying to say...."

    "I need to get laid or.. or... This is too much. I gotta get out. Out the window."

    And with that he executes a perfect running dive out the window over the sink.

    "Well." Elsie says. "That happened."

    >What now:

    [ ] Go check in with Laurie
    [ ] Tell Mooch Dave just had a nervous breakdown.
    [ ] Make out with Elsie.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)00:17 No.18618721

    >Chippendale's a bit too much for you Udz?


    >Dave's actually based in part on a person I know in real life.

    >He's pretty much exactly like this.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)00:19 No.18618738
    That did indeed happen.

    Go check in with Laurie, once he's on Recon we can get some smooching in, hell we can get some smooching in front of him and see if we can break him too.

    Also Mooch is married, we seriously need to find his wife and give her a fucking medal for dealing with his lunacy.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)00:19 No.18618742
    [x] Go check in with Laurie

    >Dave's actually based in part on a person I know in real life.

    >He's pretty much exactly like this.

    Kind of reminds me of Kenji, without the casual misogyny.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)00:20 No.18618760
    hahah Naw, I just found it particularly amusing.

    Anyway, let's mention to Mooch that Dave just jumped out the window, and check on Laurie.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)00:24 No.18618812
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    I know who's responsible for the attack on hope.
    It was pic related.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)00:33 No.18618958
    Check in with Laurie.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)00:46 No.18619142
    [X] Go check in with Laurie

    After that we go talk with Mooch. Elsie's free to come along with us if she wants.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)00:46 No.18619144
    You give Mooch a quick call. "Hey Mooch? Dave just flipped his shit and jumped out the window."

    "Wha- Oh. Did he find out about you and Elsie?"


    "Yeah, alright. He kinda has a thing about committed relationships. He'll settle down once he realizes that the two of aren't going to magically become different people after you've hooked up."

    "Dave has relationship issues?"

    "Sorta. He's just got certain triggers that cause him to completely lose it. Word of advice: Don't mention Koalas unless you want to hear a three hour rant on 'those bastard drop-bears'."

    ".... You know what, I don't want to know the story there. Thanks Mooch."

    "No prob. If he bothers you too much there should be a dart-gun loaded with animal tranquilizers under my workbench in the hanger."

    With that you go to the coms room to check on Laurie.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)00:52 No.18619201

    You key in Laurie's private channel "Base to Hound."


    "Anything to report?"

    "Not yet. Mostly just dust and sand. You running Overwatch?"

    "You need the support?"

    "Maybe. I can always send up an alert if things get hairy."

    [ ] Stay.
    [ ] Go Help Mooch.
    [ ] Go spend time with Elsie.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)00:53 No.18619225
    [x] Go Help Mooch.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)00:53 No.18619234
    Let's continue multi-tasking, run overwatch while spending time with Elsie
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)00:55 No.18619258

    >It's kinda pick and choose here. Elsie went to the Hanger to tune her Core, and running Overwatch actually takes all your attention.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)00:56 No.18619278

    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)00:56 No.18619285
    I'd say I must have missed that, but it doesn't seem to be in the posts.

    Regardless, in that case, let's Overwatching.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)00:59 No.18619317

    >It didn't come up specifically, but you kinda had to choose since they were in different directions.

    >I guess i should have been clearer, but I'll usually note if more than one choice can be picked for an action.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:02 No.18619368
    Run Overwatch
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:03 No.18619377
    Plenty of time to spend with Elsie AFTER we get to Vegas.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)01:07 No.18619433
    rolled 92 = 92

    "I'll stick around."


    You help direct Laurie's efforts, and work goes smoothly and uneventfully. It's relaxing in a way, a job well done with nobody having to get hurt.

    >Give me a d100. You have to beat mine.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)01:08 No.18619444

    >Under a 92.

    >Well then, this should be easy enough.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)01:08 No.18619449
    rolled 15 = 15

    We want low, right?
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:08 No.18619451
    rolled 66 = 66

    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:09 No.18619465
    rolled 83 = 83

    Inb4 100
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:09 No.18619468
    Agree with this. Or at least, ask Elsie to go and help Mom and Ari while we do Overwatch.
    Maybe having them interact will be a good thing.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)01:11 No.18619487
    Hot damn, my early low rolls are good for something, for once.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)01:12 No.18619504


    >You also just kicked that roll's ass. What is that, seven degrees of success? Jeebus.

    Something about the data feeds catches your eye. Then you realize what it was that got your attention.

    Some of this isn't coming from Laurie's Hound.

    You start patching the data together....

    >Since you rolled RATHER WELL, you get BONUS DICE. Gimme 4d12 for effect.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:13 No.18619515
    rolled 11, 9, 11, 8 = 39

    Rollan dice
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:16 No.18619560
    rolled 11, 4, 2, 11 = 28

    Could some of the data be from Mooch's pirate comm-net?
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)01:23 No.18619661

    You soon realize what you're looking at. This is a data feed from Hope. Or what's left of it. You look over the past data and then you spot something weird.

    The Dome.... Almost 3 tenths of a second before the explosion hit, the dome broke. In one spot.

    What the hell? Did the pressure wave that hit you hit some sort of structural weak point?

    You save the data and call Mooch.

    "Hey man, I just found out Hope's still transmitting defense data to us.

    "No shit? Some of the equipment must've survived. Might be able to salvage some of that for extra money."

    "Maybe... but there's some weird results I'm getting off his data when I ran it."

    "Huh. I'll have to look into it."

    With that, you get back to assisting Laurie.

    After another hour or so passes he comes in to dock "We're getting into the official Vegas territory. They don't like people running around without their say so."

    "Think we're safe?"

    "Safe enough. I'll take over the radar room to keep an eye just in case."

    "Alright then."

    A few minutes later he's there to relieve you. You can tell he isn't really in a mood to talk, so you leave him to his work after mentioning the weird data.

    With that you.....

    [ ] Go to see Mooch about the final approach.
    [ ] See if you can contact Zack and find out what arrangements he's made.
    [ ] Go help Elsie tune her Core, you might need those soon.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:26 No.18619702
    >[x] See if you can contact Zack and find out what arrangements he's made.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)01:26 No.18619708
    Mooch has enough to worry about, I'm sure. Let's go for Zack.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:27 No.18619717
    [x] Help Elsie. We're going to need those cores as functional and ready as possible. They're possibly going to be our new money-makers.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:27 No.18619727
    Go help Elsie.
    We're down one Core, and we're lacking in the personnel and equipment to properly tune all of them. We should help to make sure that the Cores we have are operating as best they can.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:33 No.18619798
    >[x] Go help Elsie tune her Core, you might need those soon.
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/08/12(Sun)01:34 No.18619803

    >Also Mooch is married, we seriously need to find his wife and give her a fucking medal for dealing with his lunacy.

    The last thing Morgen needs is a medal.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)01:41 No.18619881
    [X] Go help Elsie tune her Core, you might need those soon.

    What's a pilot with out his (or her) AC?
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/08/12(Sun)01:46 No.18619950

    I have a feeling that the reason Mooch doesnt wanna go back to Vegas has somthing to do with Dave.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)01:57 No.18620065
    You find Elsie Down in the Hanger.


    "Hey." She responds.

    "What's up?"

    "Couldn't stand sitting around. I came down to run diagnostics, do some tuning. Make sure everything's running smooth. Normally Mooch helps, but he's busy at the moment."

    "Want me to help?"

    "Sure. It's easier with help. Makes the day go by faster too."

    The two of you work steadily for almost an hour, making some minor adjustments and such. After a while, Elsie looks up at you."

    "Hey Alex?"

    "What's with us?"

    "What do you mean?"

    "I mean, us. This.... thing we have going on. Does it seem weird to you at all? I mean, it seems to me that we're the same as we always were other than.... well...."

    "Does that bother you?"

    "No, not really. It's just I remember my Dad telling me about all these romantic things him and my mom used to do. Dinner and flowers and such. I mean, I guess the world was a different place and all back then... but I sorta expected the same stuff. Like that's what it took to be happy in a relationship."

    "You aren't happy?"

    "It's not like that, it's just..."

    [ ] Tell you what, next time we get some free time, we'll do something.
    [ ] If you're happy why worry? Getting worked up about something like this seems weird.
    [ ] We aren't our parents. Just because it's different doesn't mean it's bad.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:00 No.18620106
    >[x] Tell you what, next time we get some free time, we'll do something.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:02 No.18620137

    >[x] Next time we have time

    Didn't really get an opportunity for anything 'normal' yet.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:03 No.18620147
    [X] Tell you what, next time we get some free time, we'll do something. (Stealth modification) Whatever you want. (Stealth modification)

    Also, give her a quick kiss.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:05 No.18620164
    [X] Tell you what, next time we get some free time, we'll do something.

    What we have is never going to be normal or standard or anything like that, given our duties, our responsibilities and the fact that we pilot walking engines of death.

    But we're happy and we'll find time to do more traditional stuff whenever we can. Dinner, at 8?
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:06 No.18620176
    [x] Tell you what, next time we get some free time, we'll do something.
    We damn well better MAKE time. Even if this is the wrong choice, we can recover as long as we make time for her.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)02:08 No.18620204
    Time for a dissenting voice, even if I actually agree with what's already been voted:

    >[x]If you're happy, why worry?
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/08/12(Sun)02:10 No.18620236
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    Good job Udz way to be a rebel!
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)02:11 No.18620246
    "Tell you what, next time we get some free time, We'll do something."


    "Sure. I mean what's the worst that could happen?"



    "I think I've been spending too much time with Mooch and Dave."


    "My first instinct when you said that was to slap you for jinxing it."

    "Heh. But seriously, we'll go do something. Whatever you want."

    "I'll hold you to that." She's smiling now a little bit. Now that she's got something solid to look forward too she seems a lot happier.

    Now you just have to figure out what the fuck you're supposed to do on a proper date.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)02:12 No.18620267
    What can I say, I find a joy in being contrary. Generally pointlessly, but hey. It's for fun, innit?
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/08/12(Sun)02:22 No.18620400
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)02:28 No.18620456

    Soon enough Vegas is right in front of you. as you make your approach, Zack shows up to talk to Mooch about the final arrangements.

    Soon enough you're in what looks like a suburbs in slight disrepair.

    "This the place?"

    "This is it. They were thinking about tearing it down since nobody's lived here in several years. But everything's fairly well preserved since we're in the desert, and there's not much in the way of insects anymore."

    "So this is going to be alright?"

    "After a week or two you're not even going to be able to tell this place was abandoned."

    "So how much is this going to set us back?"

    "About 4 million."

    "SHIT. Really?"

    "Kid, have you seen what parts for your Cores cost? Or what new land does? Or the average pay-outs for mercenary work and Arena fights? We got a sweetheart rate."


    "Yeah. Now I hate to put the pressure on you guys, but while we got them to agree to an installment plan, we kinda agreed to pay them in money we don't have."

    "So we need to get out and earn it? I'll go contact the team."
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:29 No.18620461
    >Now you just have to figure out what the fuck you're supposed to do on a proper date.
    This is not the time to fuck up. Normally Dad would have given us this lesson, but...
    Talk to Mom. Don't fuck this up.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)02:32 No.18620502

    >And now we enter a proper HUB area. Unlike before where you were following the MAIN QUEST, right now you're in an area where there's several SUB-QUESTS for you to do to progress.

    >Technically these are are optional, and each has multiple routes.

    [Register an Arena Team]
    [Look for Possible Mercenary Work]
    [Look into getting a new ride]
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)02:33 No.18620514

    >Your Mother told you to get her drunk and sex her up without a condom.

    >Which you kinda did.

    >Just, you know, putting your Mom's advice into perspective.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:34 No.18620529
    >[Look into getting a new ride]
    >[Register an Arena Team]

    These two should do for now. Merc work comes after we stabilized a little.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:36 No.18620542
    Let's look at possible mercenary work first. Preferably something easy and won't require a full team. Our first priority is to get the month's payment to Vegas secured, THEN we get a new Core for us.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:36 No.18620545
    rolled 85 = 85

    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)02:39 No.18620589

    >You basically GOT a deposit to put down in order to come her. You've just got enough left to fix up your core.

    >If you sold your old Ride to Omer, you'd get a nicer ride at the cost of your synch score.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:41 No.18620613
    Oh. Then let's check out what AC's are available.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:44 No.18620636
    Hold up. Wait, does this mean that Elsie might be pregnant?
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/08/12(Sun)02:44 No.18620642

    >look into new ride.

    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:45 No.18620645
    No, anon. You're pregnant. And then anon was a mother.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:49 No.18620678
    Congrats you're a father!
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/08/12(Sun)02:50 No.18620687

    So anons a father?
    Holy crap, Parentception
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:51 No.18620701

    Going deeper is what got us into this mess.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)02:53 No.18620721

    I love you /tg/
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)03:02 No.18620812
    >Go to get a drink out of the fridge.
    >Turn around.
    >The couch is on fire.

    What the fuck dog.

    You're a fucking Boston Terrier, how the fucking fuck did you set the couch ablaze.

    ANYWAY, what won, new ride first?
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)03:04 No.18620832
    New ride, Merc work to start and once we have surefire funds we go to the Arena.

    Starting with the Arena is one hell of a risk as we don't know if we'll get paid or not, Merc jobs are closer to a guarantee.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)03:07 No.18620848
    Yeah, look into new ride.

    And holy shit, how badly damaged is the couch?
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)03:07 No.18620852
    What the actual fuck.

    I'll throw in a vote for New Ride, if need be
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)03:08 No.18620871

    >It seems people misread me. Getting a license for either of them doesn't mean you HAVE to do that. It just makes you eligible.

    >It's like those cut scenes between important story missions.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)03:09 No.18620887

    >Couch is fine, more or less. It had one of those blanket things draped over it, and that's what caught, not the couch itself.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)03:17 No.18620961
    >herp derp did you forget your socks again
    >No, actually, my dog set the couch on fire

    All of these threads are comedy gold.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)03:19 No.18620981
    You talk to the team.

    "Well, before anything else, I need a new rig."

    "Getting a hold of the tools to strip out your AI core and reinstall it shouldn't be a huge deal here." Mooch helpfully adds. "So now we just need to figure out the main body at least."

    Dave cuts in "And on that note, we've got three options: We can go to the corps and buy new, go to a junkyard and buy used, or go to the black markets."

    Elsie looks curious "Why go to the black markets?"

    "They don't sell a part to you if it's above what you're rated for. Take the Karasawa Beam Rifle. It's SA, because of the strain it puts on the Core, and in turn, the pilot. They don't want that shit to be handed to somebody who can't use it."

    Mooch cuts back in "There's no law against OWNING and USING a part above your rating, but there is one against giving it to somebody who's not up to snuff. So even if we buy it from them, we don't get in trouble, and they only get burned if we get hurt. It's risky, and expensive, but they deliver quality."

    "As for the other two... New's costly, but not as much as Illegal. It also comes with a warranty. Used means it might be busted, but there's also a lot of value there."

    "I can also fix most anything that isn't slagged, and put a new shine on 'em too. But we won't know what's bad until it breaks."

    "So, what'd we check out first Alex?"

    [ ] Junkyard.
    [ ] Corporate lots.
    [ ] Black Market.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)03:20 No.18620990

    >I swear to god, I live in a fucking sitcom or something.

    >I fully expect some girl to find up on my porch thinking I'm my long lost evil twin or some shit.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)03:22 No.18621003
    >[x] Junkyard
    Something awesome about working our way up from a beat-up old junker.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)03:22 No.18621009
    >[X] Junkyard.

    We don't need no corporations! (At least not yet.)
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)03:22 No.18621010
    Let's go Junkyard, we're on a budget. We'll get new and black market when we have the money to afford it.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)03:23 No.18621023
    >[x] Junkyard.

    When you're hard up for cash, your girlfriend might be pregnant, your colony was destroyed, AND you just put out your couch with a fire extinguisher, you buy used.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)03:40 No.18621160
    "What's a good junkyard?"

    "Know just the place."

    Later, the Five of you show up at a gated place, and Mooch calls in. The Gate opens.

    Inside a man with a Long sleaved black Tshirt and jeans walks up. "So, how can I help you?"

    "My friend here got his Core totaled during an act of reckless heroism. Wondering what you had in the yard."

    "Need an AI core to go with that?"


    "Good, that makes things easier."

    He leads you inside what almost looks like a small aircraft hanger towards the middle of the yard.

    "Let's see here.... We've got A couple of legs that're middleweight, One regular, one reverse jointed. We've also got a Quad, and a light weight Bipedal. Huh."

    "You the main Torso we've got a Elmeth, a Zodiac, and a Taurus.... In arms we've got a pair of Judith, and a set of Taurus Cannons. We've also got a couple of heads. A Galahad type A and some kind of Shogun Custom."

    "We've also got some generators, but it looks like we only got one flavor here, and we're out of anything resembling a fancy targeting computer."

    "We'll talk weapons and boosters after we have your main frame locked down."

    >I'll begin listing them now....
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)04:01 No.18621291
    (Assuming that the parts are mostly for flavor with no statblocks)
    Normal Midweights
    Zodiac Core
    Judith arms
    Galahad type A
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)04:03 No.18621308


    Bushido [Light Bipedal]. Weight support: 50. EN consumption: 15. AP: 13.

    Denali [Medium Bipedal]. Weight support: 80. EN consumption: 22. AP: 30.

    K-22 [Medium reverse Joint]. Weight support: 75. EN consumption: 20. AP: 30.

    Arachnid [Quad Leg]. Weight support: 150. EN Consumption: 25. AP: 40 SPECIAL: Can Equip a Full-Sized Armament in a secondary slot.


    Elmeth [EN resist Type]. Weight: 30. EN consumption: 20. AP: 50. SPECIAL: All EN damage to AC is reduced by 15%.

    Zodiac. Weight: 22. EN consumption: 25. AP: 40.

    Taurus [KE RESIST TYPE]. Weight: 28. EN consumption: 20. AP: 50. SPECIAL: All KE type damage is reduced by 10%.


    Judith: Support one primary, and one secondary armament apiece. Weight: 10. EN consumption 15.

    Taurus Cannons: The arms ARE guns, no secondary weapons. Lowers minimum synch requirements. Weight: 20. EN consumption: 15 (10 if paired with Taurus Torso).


    Galahad: Sensor rating 10. Weight, 5. EN Consumption, 15.

    Shogun: Sensor rating, 15: Weight 15, EN consumption, 20.


    QQRV High capacity. EN output: 120, Weight: 5. Capacitor recharge rate: 15 (25 in passive mode).
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)04:05 No.18621320

    >[Parts are flavor, no stats.}
    >[Armored Core.]

    >MFW I have no image Macro capable of expressing how hard I'm laughing at you.

    >Seriously, you spend more time in the garage than on the field in those games.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)04:07 No.18621330

    Still going with the setup I posted in
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)04:08 No.18621337
    Legs; Reverse Joints.
    Body: Elmeth. FUCK YOU LAZER BEAMS
    Arms: Judith
    Generator: We only have a single choice, so we have to get it.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)04:09 No.18621340

    I know but since this was a quest I assumed things would be different. Not complaining, by the way.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)04:10 No.18621348
    Head: Shogun. Might as well get good sensors.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)04:10 No.18621349



    >I'm pretty sure I would get lynched for running an Armored Core based game and didn't throw in giant stat-blocks.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)04:10 No.18621351
    Taurus core
    Taurus arm guns (kill two birds with one stone)
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)04:11 No.18621358
    Denali, Elneth, Judith, Shogun.

    I think we already have Primary and Secondary Armaments.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)04:14 No.18621374
    Judith arms for certain.
    We saved our AI core, so sync shouldn't be too big a problem.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)04:14 No.18621375

    >All of your guns got destroyed.

    >One got blown up with your arm, one nine-ball cut in half, and you broke your sword by landing on it when you hit the sand dune.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)04:14 No.18621378
    Averaging out, looks like we have:
    Shogun Head
    Denili Legs
    Eneth Body
    The single Generator
    Judith Arms
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)04:15 No.18621384
    Fuck. Swapping out my arms to Taurus then.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)04:18 No.18621402
    That's a short-term savings, but we're sacrificing flexibility until we get around to buying another set of arms. So in the long run we'd probably spend MORE dosh doing that.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)04:18 No.18621405

    I like those. voting for this.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)04:18 No.18621407

    >If you hadn't, the Quad legs would be off the table immediately, and you couldn't have both a reverse joint legs and the Judith arms.


    >You CAN afford guns. That's the NEXT list.

    >I'm just going to hand-wave and say you have enough for THIS purchase, and then start keeping track of money.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)04:20 No.18621412
    Point taken. Swapping back to Judith.
    Also, couldn't we borrow weapons from say, Dave, until we get enough cash to buy our own.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)04:22 No.18621422

    >In theory, all parts are standardized on certain points, and therefore swappable.

    >In practice, Dave is very possessive of his machine, Elsie's sniper gear is modded and really only useful to her, you don't even KNOW how to use Laurie's recon gear, and Mooch currently doesn't have a core.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)04:24 No.18621433
    Then Dave can go fuck himself. We need cash, and if we can save some at least initally by not buying weapons, then we do so.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)04:28 No.18621449

    Something tells me that's a bad idea, bro. And besides, I think this entire purchase (including the guns) is on the house.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)04:29 No.18621457

    [Suggested load-out has 10 Weight capacity left, and 43 EN. Acceptable?]




    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)04:31 No.18621466
    Put a hold on the Galahad vs Shogun until we find out how much weight the weapons are going to take. If we have spare weight the Shogun but if the weapons we want take up too much weight go for Galahad. The other possibility is to switch to Zodiac.

    Otherwise yes.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)04:34 No.18621480
    Ok, I've never played armored core, but I assume 10 wieght left is a BAD thing. Swap out the Shogun for the Galahad and were set.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)04:39 No.18621503

    >The more weight you have left over the more weapons you can carry. There's no real benefit to having a LOT less, you just have to be at our under your total weight capacity.

    >So low weight means less gear. Beyond that, it means nothing.

    >Weapons do weigh a lot less than parts though.


    >I can do that. Gimme a sec to write 'em up.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)04:56 No.18621608
    We really don't need Dave engaging in shenanigans AGAINST us. Let his jimmies go unrustled, as much as possible.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:02 No.18621644
    [A note on weapons: Ammo isn't strictly limited to actual ammo capacity, it's more a measure of uses than actual bullet count. So a rifle with thirty rounds fired in three round bursts would be listed with the same capacity as a beam rifle that could only fire ten times.]

    [Something else to keep in mind: Weapons with designation, (seen as [C]) can be customized at a later date. The amount of changes and to what vary, but they aren't 'locked in' with those stats, so to speak.]


    AR-227 [KE damage]: DR(damage rating) 10, ammo 25. Weight 4.

    Olympia [EN Beam rifle]: DR 12, EN consumption 15, Weight 4.

    Krayat S1 [Heat Rod]: DR 12-2, Ammo 3, weight 3.

    AC-T7 Bazooka: DR 20, Ammo 2, Weight 12.


    KE-DEAGLE: DR 6, Ammo 10, Weight 1.

    Katana Beam saber: DR 10, EN cost 10, weight 2.


    HS rockets: DR 10, Ammo 5, Weight 2.

    Scatter Rockets: DR 10, Ammo 5, Weight 2.

    Anti-Lock Chaff: DR [N/A], Ammo 15, Weight 1.

    Sensor boost: DR [N/A], Ammo [N/A], Weight 1.

    Beam cannon: DR 12, EN cost 15, Weight 4.

    [You have TWO shoulder slots, and you CAN equip a secondary weapon to a Primary slot, but not the other way around]
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)05:02 No.18621645
    Yeah, hence the "against us." We don't need to be a target for fuckin' with his ride.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)05:03 No.18621646
    Still a valid option if we need serious firepower, but I get you point. Dave shall not be fucked with.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:04 No.18621656


    >The AR-227 and Olympia are supposed to be [C] type.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:04 No.18621659
    Is the KE-Deagle...
    Deagle brand?
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/08/12(Sun)05:06 No.18621673
    >Post somthing.
    >Re read it, it sounds like shit
    >Delete it.
    >See someone replied to it.
    >Laugh hard.
    >Debate Reposting to be nice.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:07 No.18621682

    >It's basically a Core sized Desert Eagle, if that's what you're asking.

    >And before you ask, no, you can't pack ten of them because they only have a weight rating of one.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)05:08 No.18621689
    With this, let's do the Galahad head, with a proposal of one each of the rifles as primaries, whatever for secondary, and chaff and beam cannon for shoulders
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/08/12(Sun)05:09 No.18621692
    >That Morning.
    >Dave: "Morning Mooch" He says sipping out of a cup of coffee.
    >Mooch: "Morning Dave, Hows it going?" Mooch asks grabbing a cookie and taking a bite out of it.
    >Dave: "Pretty good, I replaced the Chocolate in those with rat shit" Dave replies, taking another sip from his coffee.
    >Mooch shrugs without care then replies, "And I pissed in the coffee"
    >Dave spits his coffee all over the table.

    Re-posted with better writing.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)05:09 No.18621696
    Pff, whatever.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:10 No.18621701

    >Something else I forgot to note: the DR is the Die you're rolling during a damage roll. Amount of dice is determined by how far under your target number (Like ballistics skill) you roll on a success.

    >Things like the Krayat Heat rods having the '-2' designation means they get double normal dice for the situation.

    >Other things can effect it: Melee weapons do more on a charge, Ranged weapons get bonuses on stunned targets, etc.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:11 No.18621706
    Going Midrange: We can snag the AR-117, the KATANA, the HS missiles and Scatter missiles.

    Or maybe use the EN rifle instead of the AR-117. We do have a "high capacity" generator, and it does more damage.

    Does the EN rifle have a limit on shots, or is it just limited by our current EN?
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)05:11 No.18621710
    AR-227 and Katana for primary(If possible, sneak in Deagle as a secondary.)
    Chaff and HS Missiles for shoulders.
    Should come under weight.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:12 No.18621716

    Or swap one of those missiles for chaff, so we aren't ALL OFFENSE ALL THE TIME.

    Even though that's my favorite way to play Armored Core...
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:13 No.18621720
    We have two primary slots and two secondary slots right, one on each arm?

    With that in mind Olympia for general use, the KE-Deagle as a holdout weapon, the Beam Saber in case we get into melee which we won't want.

    For shoulders the Chaff and either the HS or Scatter, what exactly is the difference between the two.

    This brings us to the exact weight limit so we ought to be just fine.

    Another possibility is to get the sensor boost instead of rockets in case we want to complement having the Shogun.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)05:14 No.18621727
    >Beamsaber as primary
    WHY. We have a slot for a secondary on each arm, as well as a primary slot for each.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:14 No.18621730
    Sorry, joke from /k/. Has a long history, but basically it's a bit of laughing derision at anyone who honestly thinks Desert Eagles are practical. They weigh more than a loaded M4 carbine.
    >HS Rockets
    >Anti-lock Chaff
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:16 No.18621733

    We should switch out our frame and go for an ultralightweight dual-blader.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)05:17 No.18621744
    That's what Dave is for. He Boss Melee fighter. We don't need to be.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:17 No.18621746
    Not him but getting both the AR-227 and Olympia is redundant and forces us to get the Galahad if we want anything else. Since we aren't getting the Heat Rod or Bazooka we may as well put it in a primary slot.

    Or we could go Olympia, Heat Rod, Chaff/Missle of some kind.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:18 No.18621751

    >That is a legitimate build.

    >I'd have to crunch the numbers, but I think you could have swords/pistols ultra-light build.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)05:19 No.18621755
    Weight. We want as much dakka as possible. However, we only have 10 weight to play around with. So we can't have 2 primary, but we can have one primary and 2 secondary. And we can move the CCW into the primary so we aren't as ranged and always ready for melee. Thus, Katana in 2nd Primary slot, with the Deagle being on the seconary slot of the arm w/the assault rifle.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:20 No.18621761

    I like this plan. I like it a lot.
    It's the kind of machine that screams GIVE ME YOUR FACE!
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)05:20 No.18621767
    Eh, whichever, I need to go make sleeps.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:21 No.18621773

    >Having both those rifles was the way your old core operated. Dual rifles lets you target multiple opponents, as well as exploiting weaknesses/resistances.


    >You were previously a 'jack of all trades' build, due to unpredictable combat conditions.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)05:21 No.18621775
    It also screams: "Shoot me first!" and "I can't take a hit at all!"
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:21 No.18621777
    Well, considering that we have two primary slots, two secondary slots, and two shoulder slots, I'm going to suggest the following:
    Olympia, Ar-227 as our primaries
    Beam Saber, Pistol for our secondaries
    Chaff, Scatter for shoulders
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:22 No.18621785
    Primary: AR-227
    Secondary: Katana
    Shoulder 1: HS rockets
    Shoulder 2: Anti-lock chaff.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)05:23 No.18621790
    That's what I was attempting to emulate with my suggestion, in fact.

    Anywho, I'm offski for the night, fo' reals. Not that it really matters.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:23 No.18621794

    >You have a primary and secondary slot for each arm.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)05:24 No.18621798
    Acceptable. We'd have to take the Galahad though, and I'm not sure we'd want that.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:25 No.18621803

    >Does that mean you'd be going with the Galahad head?
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)05:25 No.18621806
    I am such a liar.

    Well, what's the difference between a sensor rating of 10, and 15, is the question.
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/08/12(Sun)05:25 No.18621807
    Krayat S1 [Heat Rod]: DR 12-2, Ammo 3, weight 3.
    Olympia [EN Beam rifle]: DR 12, EN consumption 15, Weight 4.

    KE-DEAGLE: DR 6, Ammo 10, Weight 1.
    Katana Beam saber: DR 10, EN cost 10, weight 2.

    HS rockets: DR 10, Ammo 5, Weight 2.
    Anti-Lock Chaff: DR [N/A], Ammo 15, Weight 1.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:26 No.18621817

    >Sensor rating means things like chaff nullification and range bonuses.

    >Useful, but your primary is mid-range, so you'd want a better targeting computer more.

    >Which you're already getting new, so whatever man.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:28 No.18621827

    >It's alright Udz. You'd be more paranoid if you knew which MSQ regular I was anyway.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:28 No.18621829
    if we want a full load out, we're pretty much forced to go with the galahad head. Or we would have to switch to the quad legs. But I'd prefer to go with just taking the reduction in sensors for now.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:30 No.18621846

    Going with the Galahad lets us get ALL of this dakka, so I'm all for it.
    Although I'd drop the heat rod and the deagle for the AR-227.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)05:30 No.18621848
    rolled 10 = 10

    So I'm going with my original build
    Primary 1: AR-227
    Primary 2: Beam Katana
    Secondary 1: Deagle brand Deagle
    Sholder 1: Chaff
    Sholder 2 HS rockets
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/08/12(Sun)05:33 No.18621861
    Deagle's a secondary, no need to drop it.

    Maybe, maybe. Gonna try to leave before I'm tempted to stay up longer still, though.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:35 No.18621878

    Whoops, I thought he had maxed out weight.
    Yeah, I would really just prefer the other rifle over a heat rod.
    Heat Rods are the high-damage physical blades, right?
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:35 No.18621882
    I'd really rather see us take the galahad head. Yes, it has lesser sensors, but we're getting a new targeting computer which can more than likely make up for that.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:36 No.18621889
    i wasted a good 50 seconds wondering what an S Holder was then anothe 30 seconds wondering what an S was
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:38 No.18621903
    I'd also rather see the scatter rockets than the heat-seekers, if only because I'm pretty sure that you can't chaff the scatter.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:38 No.18621904
    Pretty much.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:41 No.18621929

    >Actually, it's a rail-gun that fires a depleted uranium round at something approaching mach-three. It's just not really useful outside of a Melee because it bleeds speed like a gut-shot hemophiliac.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:43 No.18621944

    >On that note, there ARE physical blades, they're different.

    >There also don't happen to be any for sale here, so you can't have any yet.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)05:43 No.18621945
    rolled 12 = 12

    OK! Heres I think what we want for the most part:
    Primary 1:AR - 227
    Primary 2: Olympia
    Secondary 1: Deagle
    Secondary 2: Katana
    Shoulder 1: Chaff
    Shoulder 2: Scatter Missiles
    And to do this we drop the Shogun for the Galahad. Agreed?
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:43 No.18621950
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:44 No.18621959
    I'm down with this plan
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:49 No.18621996

    >Sounds good.

    >Also, I don't have solid rules for targeting computers yet, part of the reason it's getting glossed over.


    Your current build supports optimization packages.

    You can boost THRUST(speed), boost EFFICIENCY(Less EN drain, longer durations), or boost STABILITY(Lesser penalties for shooting at high speed).

    They each cost +1 weight, and you can stack one more for an additional +5.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:51 No.18622013
    Stability. Since I suspect we'll be moving around a lot, I'd like our guns to be as accurate as possible while on the move.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)05:53 No.18622024
    rolled 16 = 16

    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:53 No.18622026
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)05:55 No.18622045

    >Noted. I'll have a properly drawn up sheet next time.

    >I believe you wanted to fill out the Arena paperwork next? Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't wanna go back through all that to count votes.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/08/12(Sun)05:58 No.18622073
    rolled 7 = 7

    Might as well get that over with.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)05:59 No.18622078
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)06:07 No.18622124
    Yaay paperwork, we might want Merc paper work done when we have a chance, just to get it out of the way.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)06:10 No.18622136

    >Alright then.

    You sign papers, shake hands, and the junkyard guy arranges to have your parts delivered. your parts home.

    Dave makes a few calls, and finds you a shiny new targeting computer that was conveniently misplaced, had it's paper-work destroyed in a tragic attempted arson, and then accidentally fell off a truck at a predetermined place and time.

    So thanks to this unrelated series of totally unrelated circumstance, you're getting it pretty cheap.

    You lucky dog.

    Zack takes an interest in the Arena, and chooses to accompany you, Elsie and Lawrence. Mooch and Dave opt to stay behind and get started on your Core.

    At the Arena the desk clerk says that he'll go print copies of everything for you to sign and bring back, and tells you that the current Arena champion is in the pit while you wait. Apparently, It's a three on one exhibition match against some guys making a TV show.

    [ ] Watch.
    [ ] Chill.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)06:11 No.18622147
    Watch, we may as well get a handle on the competition and see if there are unorthodox tactics used in the Arena that we'll want to pick up on.
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/08/12(Sun)06:13 No.18622158
    Freakin watch, what the heck else are we gonna do.

    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)06:13 No.18622160
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)06:15 No.18622171
    we can't watch and chill at the same time?
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)06:17 No.18622178
    Watch. And analyze what he or she is doing (never assume about the champion's gender, or you will be wrong).
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)06:36 No.18622288
    You walk up to the rails across the way and look down. Apparently his is the 'live action' arena, as opposed to the various televised ones without the live crowds.

    The match has already started when you get there, One of the three opposing cores having already gone down. The downed one was some sort of reverse-jointed sniper like Elsie's, and the two remaining is some sort of a giant Tank build with Canon Arms and two plasma canons on it's shoulders. Significantly bigger than the ones you saw at Dean's.

    The other has twin shot-guns, has a very light speed build, and is for some reason a bright bubble-gum pink.

    If it's to draw enemy fire, it's dong a remarkably good job. One of the nearby TVs gives you cockpit cams and lets you listen in on the conversation between the three team-mates.

    "You know James, I know we make fun of you for being slow, but you certainly came out of the gates eager. You'll get good marks for enthusiasm"

    "I don' think I need to take this from somebody who has a synch score so ABYSMAL that he can neither have LEGS or REAL ARMS."


    "Now Richard, it's hardly our fault that you're the most visible member of the team."


    "We did do that actually."

    "Yes, he might have a point there. Hey Hammond! See if you can draw him out in the open so I can get a shot- Oh bugger all, he's down too?"

    "Yes, yes I am. Thanks guys, go team."
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)06:36 No.18622291

    "It's no problem at all, now he'll have to leave cover to get to me, and then I'll have him."

    As he says this a Red-Black Blur shoots up out of area where the Pink AC was neutralized so fast the breeze hits you on the other side of the ring. He disappears from sight up high, and just as fast drops back into the ring directly behind the tank AC. It's over less than a second later, while the British man inside panics and tries to turn around.

    And that's when you get your first real look at who they were fighting. Red and black colors. The Black Rock logo is gone, but the 9 is still on his shoulder.

    ".. how the hell...." You breath in disbelief as he moves to exit the ring. You tell yourself the guy you fought was an imitator. He wasn't this fast. Hell, maybe he built his core to look like that to try and get people on this guys rep.

    Almost like he can read your mind, the core pauses right before it leaves the Arena and looks back. Right at you. And you feel it, the same presence weighing you down, the same sickening knot in your stomach.

    He then leaves the Arena for real.

    [ ] Ask bystander about the pilot.
    [ ] Grab papers and Leave. QUICKLY.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)06:39 No.18622306
    Ask bystanders, we need info, sure it'll identify us as new in town but better that than ignorant. Make it sound as casual as possible.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)06:40 No.18622312
    >[x] Ask bystander about the pilot.
    We need intel if we want to survive.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)06:42 No.18622324
    I agree with this,
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)06:42 No.18622327
    [X] Ask bystander about the pilot.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)06:47 No.18622355
    I swear if either of us pulls a "Meet again for the last time" I'm firebombing the entire southern sector of the internet
    >> Ausfag 04/08/12(Sun)06:53 No.18622392
    Did...did you just put Top Gear in an arena match against the AC equivalent of THE STIG?

    You magnificent, magnificent bastard. My hat has gone off to you so quick it just hit escape velocity.
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/08/12(Sun)06:57 No.18622409

    >I know AC guy well.
    >Quite proud I know him.
    >Because of shit like this.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)07:00 No.18622426

    Considering the pilot they were up against murdered 10,000 civilians without blinking an eye, I'm surprised these guys lived.

    Money must have changed hands to guarantee their survival, or the pilot was secretly a fan.

    That would be like having Charles Manson as a fan.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)07:04 No.18622449
    You look over at one of the nearby viewers "So what's that guy's story anyway?"


    "The guy with the Red and Black Core."

    "Nine-Ball? You new in town?"

    "Pretty much."

    "Well first off he's good. Real good. Pilot goes by the handle of Hustler One, no idea what his real name is."

    "And he's the Champ?"

    "Yeah. Damnedest thing. Bout a year ago when he first rolled into town he was a nobody. At the time Some O'Brien guy was the champ. Anyway, he gets a kinda shitty rig, and a team that's not much better. Make a few goes in the Arena but never gets anywhere. Then about six months ago he goes on some mission with his team. Walks back into town a week later. His core's gone, and he says his whole team was dead. Not long after that he built a new core out of scrap metal and can-do spirit and goes back in the ring."

    "And he wins?"

    "Over and over again. He only loses like two fights, mostly because of a hardware malfunction of some sort. Pretty soon he's built a solid rig and he's number two in the ring. Then he vanishes for a week, comes back with this new rig a dethroned the champ in less than a minute. Ever since then he takes all challengers and laughs in their faces. He also does Mercenary work a lot."

    "High risk, high pay?"

    "Some, yeah. But he takes jobs from 'get kitten out of a tree' to 'Go take out a small country in Africa'. There's no rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes He'll go on a D-Rank mission and come back one foot in the grave, or go on a SS rank and come back without a scratch."

    "Anything else?"

    "Not much more I can tell you that isn't common knowledge. Guys in the Raven's nest might know more. What's with the sudden interest? You a fan of his?"

    "Something like that."

    You get your papers, grab your friends, and go.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)07:05 No.18622453

    >Arena fights aren't to the death.
    >> Ausfag 04/08/12(Sun)07:05 No.18622454
    I was able to actually close my eyes and see it all unfold. Glorious.

    Or perhaps they are blessed with Comic Relief Plot Armour?
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)07:16 No.18622490
    >Alright guys, it's like 3am here so imma get some sleep.

    >Next Quest will be in a day or two, probably. Not sure if I'm gonna be able to run it tomorrow. Odds are good that if it's not up tomorrow by 23:00 board time, it's not going up.

    >Also will probably be running this slightly less than daily once MSQ makes it's comeback.

    >Any questions, comments and/or concerns about the quest the rules or the setting, feel free to post hem in the after-thread. I'll get to them when I have the chance.

    >Thread's in the archives, see you guys next time.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)07:16 No.18622492

    Boy oh boy, do we have a bombshell to drop when we get back to the camp. Did Zack, Lawrence, and Elsie recognize the suit? Even if they didn't get a good look back in Hope, I figure everyone in the core group has heard the description.
    >> AC-Guy 04/08/12(Sun)07:22 No.18622522

    >You didn't really describe the core to everybody, partly because you were too busy exploding, getting launched through the sky, and being hopped up on pain killers.

    >There's also the fact that the last time you saw this guy he was at ground zero to what amounted to a small Nuclear explosion.

    >You all assumed he was dead, and Dave and Mooch were the only others to actually get a look at the guy.
    >> Anonymous 04/08/12(Sun)09:15 No.18622984
    > and the two remaining is some sort of a giant Tank build with Canon Arms and two plasma canons on it's shoulders. Significantly bigger than the ones you saw at Dean's.

    Well, fuck. If I had been awake at the time I would've suggested a quad leg build. Hearing that there are tank arena opponents means we either need heavy hitting weapons or to make our shots count, at least, down the line.

    And this confirms my feeling of preternatural dread. Just putting it out there guys, we may wanna buy the arachnid legs soon and load up on some serious friggin' firepower.

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