>Alright, last attempt at thread.... 51? already?>Christ.>Anyway, last attempt at this thread was an absolute fustercluck so I'm gonna ask: Do you want me to flat out reboot what amounts to like three turns/rounds, or just do a quick-recap and pick up where we left off?>Either way works for me, and I give not a single fuck.
I would be fine with just a recap and off we go, but tally up some more votes first.
>>20215522Just do a quick recap.
>>20215522Recap sounds pretty good.
Found the thread on Foolz if that helps.http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/20200724/
recap, also, what does everyone think of our aspect being the underdog aspect?Think about it, Alex's main fights and actual problems always exist because he is always the underdog it seems. Whether it was against nine-ball, the numerous amount of MT's or even against Dervish, he is nowhere near their level but he somehow pulls through, the underdog aspect would make it easier for him to somehow pull through.I'm not so good with crunch though so all I can think of is it raising our sync ratio without the negative side effects occurring or perhaps a bonus to all rolls against anyone who is a higher "effective level" than him to balance out the fact that he is the underdog. The negative aspect is that he might get a slighter/equal penalty when he is the one with the overwhelming force against someone.
>>20215718>Raising/lowering synch ratio is actually a very good use for an aspect.>'Underdog' isn't really a good one, but something that falls into a similar theme could be 'Against all odds' which could be something like an auto-crit, but with negative draw-backs. Could also be used against you to make you fail hilariously.
>>20215755I think this sounds pretty good.
>>20215718I'd like that. Specially if it allows synch ratio variances.So I guess its between "Surfing the Nuke/Calculated Risk," "Protector/whatever," and "Underdog/Against all Odds/whatever."
>>20215755Do you have a list of aspects already made? because that would be one sexy ass list right about now, it gives us a way to compare game balance out with the other aspects so we don't have too much crunch issues
>>20215522>Oh god, I actually forgot the links for like the first time ever! >Previous threads here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=AC%20Quest>Also, the twitter: https://twitter.com/ArmoredQuest>Alex's character sheet (Udz has been kind enough to do this one): http://pastebin.com/rRXm51JV
>>20215755This idea, it is good.
I'm abstaining from the aspect vote, I just don't seem to have a clear opinion on what to use now.
>>20215852>.... why did that one line not Green-text?>Anyway, typing up the recap. Gimmie about five minutes and we should be underway.
YOU ARE ALEX RASTON.Your pair of shots from your rifles just took out a pair of MT units. Ari, Elsie, and Laurie's auto-turrets account for several more, including one of the two wounded in your midst.There are a few more MTs that are closing in, though not close enough to count as an immediate threat. [ ] Continue to rain fire.[ ] Move to help Laurie.[ ] Call and see what the situation is elsewhere.
>>20216233>[ ] Move to help Laurie.Revote!
>>20216233[x] Call and see what the situation is elsewhere.See if Dave and Mooch are back up and fighting as well.
>>20216233>[ ] Move to help Laurie.We look after our people. That's our thing.
>>20216233Do we specifically know how Laurie is doing? I'd rather keep firing unless Laurie looks like he needs help.
>>20216260>See if Dave and Mooch are back up and fighting as well.Oh, jeeze, you're right. I change my vote to check on Mooch & Dave
>>20216233 [X] Call and see what the situation is elsewhere.
>>20216260Oh shit that's right!Changing to this because I'm a moron who completely forgot about Mooch and Dave!
>>20216233Call and see the situation while still firing.No reason we can't realistically do both
>>20216330>It's called an action pool. While the call could be done with something else, shooting isn't one of them.
>>20216344Call then.Damn you and your curtailing my munchkinism AC guy, I'll get you next time
>So then, what's the plan?
>>20216260>>20216281>>20216285>>20216304>>20216418>>20216586Seems call for info was the winner with Dave and mooch being specified
rolled 14, 7, 19 = 40You take a moment to call and see what the situation is....
>>20216767Josh's Voice answers you."Yeah, looks like the little bastards are everywhere. You're definitely getting the worst of it though. I'd come help but it's just me in this area, and the only people I can get in contact with on the lines are a team-mate down from a rescue mission earlier.""Any word from Duke?""He's apparently dusting off his old core right now. I'll give you more info when I get it, but for now just hold the line."Then a rifle-shot goes off near you. It seems that Dave's back on his feet. "Hey Alex. What the fuck happened?""Badguy in charge's name is Legion. He has a way of fucking with peoples heads or something."Then a pain hits you in the back of your mind, hard enough to make you see spots.>Give me a will save. Target 40.
rolled 35 = 35>>20217122Bugger.
rolled 14 = 14>>20217122rolling
>>20216767And it is?I'm just too late, is what it is.
rolled 95 = 95>>20217122Ooo, gotta fuck this up now, too.
rolled 31 = 31>>20217122Luck be a lady tonight.
>>20217206Ha! I win!I'm laughing, but I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.I would propose we spend a fate point to take the 14.
rolled 18 = 18>>20217122better late then never right guys?
>>20217201FUUUUUUUUUU->>20217229Dammit Udz, why do you even roll?!
>>20217229Actually, it is pretty funny. The dice hate us so much. I'd agree with the fate point.
>>20217248BECAUSE I'M MAD WITH POWER AND NO ONE CAN STOP ME>>20217257No, no, it's just me.
I'm pretty sure that thus >>20217147 made it, since it was the first roll and all.
>>20217264It's really my own fault anyway for watching Gundam 00 in another tab. Am I the only one who took like ten episodes to realize Tieria was a guy? That fucking pink cardigan man.
>>20217284Average of the first three rolls is what's used, unless we spend a fate point, which I believe we have 4 of currently, might be 3, to lock in a specific roll of those 3 rolls.
>So... Fate point?
>>20217316Nah.....I wanted to punch that effer 90% of the time because of how woman like he was.
>>20217441Oh, aye.And, I'm off for bed, so I shan't be ruining any moar rolls tonight.
>>20217441Ayup.Nobody violates our mind. Nobody.
>>20217264>>20217257>>20217248I appearntly missed somthing bad.AHAHAHAH TIME TO MAKE IT WORSE!
.>>20217316But Tieria has a pretty deep voice, bro. dude's just effeminate.he does want to jump on Lockon's bones later on, so that doesn't really help.
>>20217522>But Tieria has a pretty deep voice, broTHAT'S WHAT CONFUSED ME! He SOUNDS like a deep voiced woman or a man, but he LOOKS so much like a woman that I just couldn't decide WHAT he was!
>>20217522Some women have pretty deep voices tooTieria is just too damn effeminate though
>>20217571>>20217578Hes a deep voiced woman.lets just be honest here.
>>20217441I guess we can blow a fate point, sure.
>>20217733Thought we already decided this.
Suddenly the world feels..... wonky.You see the desert before you shimmer slightly, but then you recognize what it is.Lines. Like spiderwebs that have caught the morning dew, dancing and weaving between the MT units.And a handful of them seem to disappear over the horizon slightly. towards what looks like some sort of mountainous area. It seems to be labeled as 'Mt Charlston' as the nearest landmark.>What do?>What do?
>>20217775I want to go there. I want to kill whatever is there.But can we afford leaving our team to deal with these MT's?
>>20217775Can we call Duke or Dervish or another powerhouse to look after our team while we move on to the mountain? Or if our team is fine, we grab a small group and run over there.
>>20217775clearly we charge the boss puppet master all by our-self without telling any one what were doing
>>20217775call it in.
>>20217775Mapvision? cool. Either that, or it's totally a setup.Betting on a setup.>what do?Continue demolishing these MTs. We have to protect our team-mates.
>>20217775Call it in. Charging in without knowing what you're getting into NEVER ends well.
>>20217775another vote for calling it in
You tell your group of the development, and Ari says something about your synch score acting weird.You then try to get a line to Duke....>Give me a d20.
rolled 20 = 20>>20218009
>>20218028YES. I like you.
>>20218028Fuck yeah whoever you are
>>20218028I like you!
>>20218028We have a winner!
>>20218106YOUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!I HATE G-GUNDAM FOR THaT PLANTHAT WAS THE STUPIDEST SHIT EVER.THEY WERE DESIGNED FOR COMBAT IN SPACE WHY THE HELL DO THEY NEED TO RIDE SPACESHIPS!!!
>>20218028You connect and before you can say anything, he tells you to move to the left.Your proximity alarm goes off as you follow his request, and the biggest heavy Bipedal you've ever seen lands next to you, in the spot you just occupied. It immidiately fires off several large rockets from a huge box-shaped launcher it's packing, before discarding it and drawing a rifle from it's back.A vid link pops open just in time for you to see that Duke isn't even looking where he's aiming, taking a pull off the beer he's holding.The bottle still has water going down it's side as he lets out a refreshed 'ahh' and sets the bottle down."Alex. Sup?"[ ] Tell him about the signal.[ ] Thank him for the assist.[ ] Stare back in blank amazement.
>>20218149>[ ] Stare back in blank amazement.ALWAYS bet on Duke.
>>20218149[X] Tell him about the signal.Though I'm tempted to have our Cores brofist.
>>20218149>[X] Tell him about the signal We can be starstruck later when not under attack.
>>20218149[X] Stare back in blank amazementwhat the fuck, Duke.Stop telling us things milliseconds before they happen.
>>20218149 [X] Tell him about the signal.Let's pretend that wasn't totally badass.
>>20218149[X] Stare back in blank amazement."I'm sorry I'm all out of gum, you'l just have to kick ass"
>>20218215FUUUUUU---That image...thank you sir.
>>20218149tell him about the signal
>>20218149I really want to Stare back in blank amazement, but we should probably tell him about the signal.
>>20218130they were riding spaceships so that they could get into space. just because they can fight in space doesn't mean that they can exit the atmosphere.
>>20218379>>20218398>So of course somebody posts RIGHT WHEN I GET MY REACTION IMAGES FOLDER OPEN.
>>20218398>>20218407You have a weird reaction image folder.
"I just detected a weird signal thing coming off these guys. I think they're some sort of automated drone.""Huh." he says, taking a sip of beer and looking thoughtful. "If that's the case they'd probably be close by....""I think they're over by Mt. Charlston. It fits the signal range and it would be pretty concealed for the most part.""Hmm...." He says. "Alex, as head of the Local Raven's nest I'm laying out a priority one assignment here. Resistance and difficulty is unknown, compensation will be discussed afterwards.""Objective?""Find the source of the signal, and stop it. Either that will end the attack, or seriously impede it. Unfortunately, I'm going to need your friends to stay here. We need everybody we have on the defensive holding the lines."Another voice cuts in "So somebody not in a defensive position already would be fine to spare?" As Dervish's core lands next to you on the other side."I'd like you here, but I also don't want to send the kid into hostile territory without support. His call?""Sounds good. Want a wingman?"[ ] Go alone.[ ] Take Dervish.[ ] See if you can take Duke instead.[ ] Send Duke and Dervish in your place.
>>20218472>[ ] Send Duke and Dervish in your place.Neither of them have a self-stone, do they?[x] Take Dervish.
>>20218472>[x] Take Dervish.As much as I'd love to see Duke's statline, we need the dosh.
>>20218472>>20218472[X] Take Dervish.
>>20218472Dervish wants to come, let him.When this is over though, we should do a congratulatory Charleston.
>>20218472u- u FINE take dervish.
>>20218506>Doing the Charleston in a CoreI approve of this plan.
>>20218472>[X] Take Dervish
>>20218472 [X] Take Dervish.Here's hoping he gives us the lion's share of the reward. And that we don't die.
>>20218531>"Resistance and difficulty is unknown"That's never a good phrase. Ever.[X] Take duke, I guess
You decide to take Dervish with you, and the two of you tear down the road at a decent clip.it's in no shape to drive a car, but your cores manage just fine.You hear a hum of static in the background, and slowly it starts to build....
>>20218604"Horrible radio reception out here huh?"
You wake up in bed, and turn to look at the woman beside you.You smile tiredly and give her a kiss on the forehead, before getting up to go to the bathroom.Somewhere halfway through washing your hands, you look in the mirror and.... something's not right. You aren't sure what.But something's not right.Your mind flies into overdrive and you begin to think it out.Every situation is a problem, all problems can be solved. It's just an issue of the most optimal route.Your muscles act stiff but you don't feel pain. You can't remember what the mattress felt like. Your hands feel dry.You have two normal hands. Of course you do, but somehow your momentary surprise sets off an alarm.A dream then. But you can't just will yourself awake. something's keeping you under. A drug? An arm touches yours, and you see her beside you."Michael? Are you alright?" She quirks her head slightly to the side.It hurts to ask, but you have to be sure. "I have a weird feeling this isn't real.""What?""Tell me about September third."She looks at me blankly, uncomprehending.Well now I know this is fake. I close my eyes with a sigh, so I won't have to look her in the eye.I put my hands on either side of my face, and the last thing I hear before I snap my neck is her surprised gasp.GET OUT OF MY FUCKING HEAD.
>>20218604... You hear a low growl, almost feral, come from your wingman."Dervish? You alright?""Enemy has some sort of hypnosis thing. Just tried to use it on me. Stay sharp, I get the feeling this isn't the only thing he's got planned.">Give me the event dice.
rolled 12 = 12>>20218692Luck be a lady tonight
rolled 12 = 12>>20218692Dervish has some issues.
>>20218698>>20218710Well, its better than average.
>>20218721Average is bad. Better then Average isnt as bad.
>>20218698>>20218710You make it most of the way to the mountains before you begin to see the threads again."Enemies ahead.""How many?" He asks."Unknown. I'm thinking they're like the MTs we fought on the outskirts.""you have more experience than me with them. how should we play this?"[ ] Blow through them, if we take out the broadcast we kill them too.[ ] Try and evade them, keep the element of surprise as long as possible.[ ] Go slow, take them out. try not to aggro too many at once.
>>20218810>[X] Try and evade them, keep the element of surprise as long as possible.
rolled 14 = 14>>20218810>[x] Try and evade them, keep the element of surprise as long as possible.A battle should be- oh fuck it you all know how it goes.
>>20218810 [X] Try and evade them, keep the element of surprise as long as possible
>>20218810[X] Try and evade them, keep the element of surprise as long as possible.I forgot that we could die.
>>20218826"Let's lay low, try and keep the element of surprise as long as possible.""Right. coms silent then unless it's an emergency or our cover's blown. I'll follow your lead, you see to be better at seeing them than me.">Give me a roll for Giant Robot Stealth.
>>20218810[X] Evade them
rolled 19 = 19>>20218871Rollan for Moochbrand sneaken.
rolled 67 = 67>>20218871Luck if you've ever been a lady to begin with
>>20218884Luck is a dirty backstabbing whore.
>>20218884IS IT SUPPOSED TO BE A D100?I rolled a d20 u-uQQ
rolled 21 = 21>>20218871hello my baby hello my darling, hello my ragtime gal....
>>20218892Apparently that dirty backstabbing whore is also a fan of Michigan J Frog.
rolled 15 = 15>>20218871Here goes nothing.
>>20218908>>20218892>>20218884Average of 34.33. Not bad.
You manage to avoid most of their sentry work, Dervish keeping fairly close.Then you reach the point where the signals are coming from.You hear it before you see it. Massive grinding noises echoing in the valley between the two peaks.It's huge, unbelievably so. At least twice the size of the Daedalus. There's several sets of tracks up and down it's length, moving in a slow rhythmic motion as it breaks down the rough terrain enough for it to pass.It almost looks like one of those old Aircraft carriers, but no ship you've ever heard of was so big. there are multiple levels of decks, and a small swarm of the Drones flitting about under the watchful eye of one of Legion's 'beta' units, like what you fought with Dervish before.You're supposed to kill THAT?>I'm gonna end the thread here tonight. Alive tomorrow I continue to run, otherwise expect me later in the week.
>>20219036Hmm...well if we stall it for 15 minutes Ari could shoot it with her cannon
>>20219036>Arms FortFuck me like a virgin goat...
>>20219092Yeah we should just catch the Daedalus into it, then detonate the Daedalus's core. PROBLEM SOLVED!
>>20219036Uh...shit.We have a blade right?Problem solved!
>>20219179Too bad were not in a NEXT
>>20219084Wish Ari was here.
Dear AC-Guy,I've been following the quest for a while, and I can't help but wonder how you're going to top an Arms fort in terms of awesome/crazy.-A concerned fan.
>>20222697Another, bigger arms fort. And NEXTs. Then a NEXT Arms Fort. And then… SPAAAAACEE!!
>>20223416We get to fight on the moon? I don't know what to make of this development.
>>20223416>>20224887>It's worth noting that the series has also been to Mars, and also had alien super-weapons.>That's still in the realms of pure, original Armored Core. I am not sticking with only the basic source material.
>>20227439So battles in even more exotic locations than those?
>>20227974>That would be the logical scale up.>I'm going less 'up' and more 'sideways'. More variety and potential.
>>20219036If we were a next I would recommend my time and skill honed strategy of stabbing it in the knees till it dies and moving at retard speeds to avoid missiles and gun fire
>>20228024So... Alternate dimensions? Leavign this busted world for another earth?
>>20228225Travelling across parallel dimensions. Like one where whatever fucked up this world never happened.
>>20228225Going "sideways," to other alternate earths.
>>20228306>>20228281>That isn't what I meant.>In fact, I think cross-dimensional travel is solidly a no-go here. Since it doesn't really make much sense.
>>20228356I didn't think it was actually going to happen. Jokes, man. Jokes.
>>20228356my AC couldn't move up, i nerfed the vertical thrusters for more powerful horitozntal thrusters, it had one setting go forward and strafe, but i dont think thats what you meant by sideways
>>20228379That's strange, mine only goes in reverse.
>>20228379>>20228546>I tend to play Armored Core like an asshole.>Like In V, I have one build that is literally nothing but speed-boosters and four piledrivers.>In 4 and 4A my main build had a sword. And nothing else. I also had one that I min-maxed the guns on to the point where I could lock onto and hit somebody outside the arena on one side of the edge of the 'ring-out death' line from the equivalent point on the other side. The maximum visual range amounted to less than half that distance. I couldn't even SEE the people I was killing.>In Master of Arena I managed to build a core with so much armor and Dakka I literally just stood there and shot Nine-Ball to death. I just tanked everything he threw at me and gunned him the fuck down.>Remember the space elevator fight in 2? I happened to be standing near the edge when the guy rushed me. I just hopped and he fell all the way to a death by ring out.>The main problems with playing like this come in two forms: Firstly, everyone hates you for playing like an asshat. Secondly, the tactics tend to be either wildly hilariously effective, or fall flat. And there's no way of knowing which is which in advance.>To be fair though, when I play for serious I tend to do very well. I just don't give a fuck.
>>20228719People always hate those who do better than them.
You call Dervish on a tight-band."Any ideas?""We can't fight something like this head on. We need to close fast but...."".... it's literally covered in Cores and MT drones.""Yeah. Generally the only way to kill a Fort is with another, bigger Fort. A small strike team of elite pilots can take one out, if they're well trained, know exactly what they're doing, and have a solid plan in place." he says, before pausing to look at you. "Generally they also have a solid distraction.""So what kind of odds would you give us?""What kind of odds would you give a man juggling chainsaws that have other, smaller chainsaws for handles?""... That bad?""We have the element of surprise. If we can kill the Fort that'll take out the drones. But if this goes south....." He looks back over at the scene below ".... I don't think we even HAVE that many bullets.">You can give me a tactics check if you want.
rolled 68 = 68>>20228868Sure, why not?
rolled 75 = 75>>20228868May as well try.
rolled 50 = 50>>20228868Time for SPESHUL TACTIKS
rolled 17 = 17>>20228868Let's see if my die rolling hand is out of practice.
>>20228912should we spend a fate point to get this roll?
>>20228997>You'd have to re-roll actually, since it's only first three.>Plus, tactics rolls is me giving you a hint basically. You could try and figure parts of it out yourself by talking to each other.
>>20229043How much damage could Ari's gun do to this thing?
>>20229095Whats the range of her gun? we might be able to call in an artillery strike.
>>20228868What do we have in terms of environment to use? Is it heading towards a choke point? Is there a cliff nearby? Are there any dams, rivers or other major sources of water?
>>20229095>No idea.>>20229140>Range is irrelevant: there's a mountain in the way, and it only shoots in a straight line.>>20229240>It's a somewhat narrow valley crevasse between two peaks getting wider and shallower the further down it goes.>So you can't really set up a roadblock or anything, but it also doesn't have any room to maneuver. Not that it strikes you as something that'll haul ass on open ground....
>>20229331could we cause some sort of avalanche/rockslide or something?
>>20229331I don't see Ari leveling any mountains...Maybe we can disable the legs?
>>20229331How narrow a crevasse? How much do we have in the way of explosives?
GUYS. I just had an idea: This thing is a carrier.A carrier of What? Cores and MTs.Which means they're stored WHERE? Inside.There's a core sized doorway on that thing leading to core sized hallways. It'll create all the choke-points we need, all collateral damage is good for us, and Dervish is a fucking monster in a melee.Plus then we aren't actually engaging the Arms-Fort proper.
>>20229389Don't the power cells for cores go nuclear when breached? Maybe we can set some off.
>>20229389yeah but how are we going to get on it unnoticed?
>>20229372>It has tracks. Several sets per side. Possible, but it wouldn't do anything other than immobilize.>>20229371>In theory. But you aren't sure you could rig it big enough/fast enough for it to matter.>>20229376>It's trundling along with little problem, and it's roughly twice as wide as a modern Air-craft carrier.>>20229389>Everything about this post is logically sound. You can't SEE any doors, but you also don't have a great angle to spot them. Only way to know is to go down there.
rolled 26 = 26>>20229389I like this guy. If we can get inside it, we might just be able to rip it a new one. Several hundred times.>Also, I've been waiting for an Arms Fort fight. So stoked.
>>20229421.... We don't have to? We just RUN past them. If anything they'll open the doors so that MORE of them can pile on us.
>>20229455Crap, forgot to turn off my... Surprisingly good die rolls. Damn.
>>20229455The question is if we should split up or not. We have one of us, probably us, get attention, set off some mini avalanches, draw forth the swarm, Dervish does his sneaky ninja stuff, gets inside and once inside in close melee combat with things he can wreck everything in there and blow something important up.
>>20229485NEVER SPLIT THE PARTY.Seriously though, I think leaving one of us to get raped by whatever Legion has planned for point defense is a bad idea.
>>20229485Splitting up here is a horrible idea.
>>20229485at no point do I condone splitting the awesmazing duo that is Alex&Dervish
rolled 40 = 40>>20229550True that. No actual idea as to what to do, though.
>So is there a plan?
>>20229615If breaching reactors works the way I think it does, I propose we start shooting the reactors. Might start a chain reaction and destroy everything.
>>20229662This could work, essentially, we could act as a distraction, and let dervish in, that would be split though, or we could both get to a good hiding spot, possibly an over cropping and let the armsfort get over us and just go straight up into it
we could try to get as close as we can without being noticed then go full speed into whatever opening is spitting out those drones then try to blow it up from the inside
>>20229743Sounds good, but may be cutting it a little too close for comfort.
rolled 20 = 20Sounds crazy, but crazy may work best.
>>20229826That's what I'm thinking.
>So the plan is to try and blitz the carrier and get inside before they can stop you?
>>20229907I don't see any way this could possibly end badly!
>>20229907I believe so.
>>20229907unless someone comes up with a better plan then yeah.
>>20229907of course, you have to throw quite a bit of crazy ivan into the mix, I think this is a very good time to choose the "Against All Odds" trait by the way. Perhaps it boosts our sync ratio a percentage of the original sync ratio based on how many more levels the CR ( DnD term for those of you not ) is above our respective parties level.
>>20229953>Your synch score is currently at 82.>Why did you think you could see the lines of communication?
>>20229966>Your synch score is currently at 82.>>Why did you think you could see the lines of communication?Is this the part where we get to stay in Neverland and Dervish shows us how deep the rabbit hole goes?
>>20229953Yeah, this is definitely time to grab ourselves that aspect. And then blitz an arms fort.Can we at least try to stealth most of the way up to it?
>>20229982What do you think a high synch score is?
>>20229997>It's a pretty open valley swarming with Cores and MTs.>Sneaking would be difficult on foot in these circumstances.>>20229953>Are you guys cool with this? Taking the 'Against All Odds' aspect? If so I can have Udz add it to the sheet.
>>20230038Fine by me.
>>20230038lets do this thing
>>20230038Certainly fits the kind of trouble we get into.
>>20230038Yeah, I think we need it.
>>20230038Yeah lets do this
>>20229966>Your synch score is currently at 82.>Why did you think you could see the lines of communication?>Your synch score is currently at 82.>currently at 82.>82.It's not 100 or above, that's what I'm thinking. Again, you stated that being at such a high sync ratio is a double edged sword, so being that high isn't very much of an advantage if you are already that high. However, since the aspect is supposed to be a double edged sword, I could think that it should dampen the negatives of being at an extreme sync ratio, at least till a later point or whatever, or the negative could be we can't achieve our normal sync ratio unless we have a ridiculous challenge in front of us.
"I think we should get in close, fast."Dervish gives you a look. "..Why?""If it's a carrier...."He blinks, and then smirks slightly. "...Risky. I like your style kid. You want me to lead in?"[ ] Let him lead, cover him.[ ] Have him cover you.[ ] Fly in side by side.
>>20230298let him lead.
>>20230298[X] Let him lead, cover him.
>>20230298[x] Let him lead, cover him
>>20230298>[x] Let him lead, cover him.
>>20230137[ ] Let him lead, cover him.his ac is way faster than ours so its only logical
rolled 24, 94, 95 = 213You tell him to lead, and that you'll follow him, remembering a piece of advice given you by one of his friends 'Don't try and act like him, you can't. Act like the support he needs you to be'.You follow in relatively close behind him, as he launches off the cliff in such a way that he'd be landing directly on the deck of the Arms Fort below. He quickly engage his sword to swipe at an approaching core, and fires his rifle at an unknown target under a cannon....
rolled 4, 7, 11, 8, 6 = 36>>20230461>....
rolled 98 = 98I'm late to the party... aw.anyway, Did you just combine the spirit of motherwill and great wall? That's...actually a really cool idea.Although, thinking about it, even with two mechs, we are probably screwed.
>>20230461Did... Did Dervish nearly botch? Or one of the drones?
Connection issues.Will keep you posted.
>>20230785I have this sudden feeling, that everytime I try to actively participate, AC-Man, for some reason has issues.....I think I'm going to just lurk from now on :<
>>20230785Rats.So, how did you like your Tang, Nowhere Man?
>>20230927Man, that shit made less sense than the Wall.And unlike the Wall, I didn't drop acid first.
>>20231002>Man, that shit made less sense than the Wall.Funny you should mention The Wall...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuQx0DoP5II
Alright, he says he fixed it. Should be back in five.If not, I'll run it with him as a Relay.
rolled 53, 33 = 86>>20230602>>20230461Dervish's blade blade barely scrapes the surface of the core as it dances away, but a bright flash and a small bang accompany a cloud of smoke from the area he shot."Got an entrance.""Where?""I just made it."The core he wounded seems to be trying to rush him now that his back's turned. They don't seem to be paying you any mind, as you pick your shots.>Beat my roll, bonus of 10.
rolled 94 = 94>>20231413Welp, some one's gotta start rolling.
rolled 16 = 16>>20231413
>>20231419And I knew I shouldn't have. I knew it.
rolled 3 = 3>>20231413welp
>>20231419>>20231421>>20231439Before the bonus, it's 37.66666~. So whatever we're trying to beat, we should be okay.
>>20231436So tired I can't roll right>>20231439and it looks like that's a good thing
rolled 77, 31 = 108>>20231419>>20231421>>20231439>It's two dice, and averaging the first three.>You need to roll three more.
rolled 32 = 32>>20231466
rolled 55 = 55>>20231466welp okayhere we go!
rolled 68 = 68>>20231466rollan for the second batch
rolled 88 = 88>>20231466
>>20231473>>20231477>>20231479I hope that we can use these three to beat the 53, since it just barely makes it.
rolled 14 = 14One shot goes wide, the other connects solidly.>Give me 3d10 while I do hit location.
rolled 5, 9, 1 = 15>>20231541
rolled 4, 5, 10 = 19>>20231541
rolled 1, 7, 2 = 10>>20231541
>>20231572>>20231541Your shot punches a hole in his chest... and then it just sort of grinds to a halt.You must've hit the control unit or something.The other one seems to have landed awkwardly dodging away.[ ] Follow Dervish into the ship.[ ] Take him out while he's wounded.[ ] (Other).
rolled 1, 5, 7 = 13>>20231623[x] Follow Dervish into the ship.
>>20231623Snap shot. No Mercy.
>>20231623>[ ] Follow Dervish into the ship.We do NOT want to get split up.
>>20231623[ ] Follow Dervish into the shipWhat part of do not split up is so hard?
>>20231623Follow into the ship. Screw getting the wounded guy, five more will take its place the moment we do.Wait, do we have rockets? Can we enter backwards, shooting our rockets in a burst to cover our entrance?
>>20231623Can't we shoot while moving to follow? Seem to remember you had rules about that.If not just follow Dervish
>>20231675Presumably if we don't follow immediately, Things Will Happen.And,>>20231623Follow
>>20231675>Alex doesn't take a penalty to a move and shoot.>It should be noted that I'm smoothing over crunch and handling some of the math for you before I explain this next point:>Your action pool gives you a certain amount of AP to play with, which you then use to 'purchase' actions, and you get a certain amount of AP back every turn.>Basically a move action would cost X and a shooting action would cost Y. You could also choose a move and shoot option that would incur a penalty to do both at the same time, but it would be slightly cheaper than doing them separately. Let's call this cost Z.>So X+Y>Z in cost. Since Alex ignores the penalty, I just assume that when you're gonna scoot and shoot you pick the objectively better option and combine them.>However both X and Y by themselves cost less than Z, so there's no point in picking Z if you only want/need to do one. Or if you can't afford it.>Technically, you just don't have the AP for both right now, since you topped the round with a tactics check, spent another point to hold your action and follow Dervish, and then made a move+shoot action. Right now you just don't have the AP to do both, since both of you blew your whole action stack trying to get through and in as quickly as possible.>I hope this better explained the situation, your options, and the underlying system in play. I normally just do the math and hand-wave the results for you since this would get silly fast, otherwise.
>>20231769Its understandable.We follow in then.
You follow him quickly into some sort of a large hangar bay.He turns to ask you a question, when you feel.... a pulse is the only way you can describe it.Dervish wrenches his eyes shut and seems to be in physical pain for a brief moment, and you see a few of the cores in the bay coming to life."Alex..." He says to you, voice weak. "You need to go kill that thing. I don't have one of those stones, I think this is as close as I can get.""What? You-""I already got hit by the mind control thing back on the road. I know it's coming, I can defend against it, but I can only do so much. If I get much closer he might just be able to over-power me. Or just kill me."You think about the situation for a second. If Dervish is down, then you've just lost the biggest ace you had up your sleve.You think you should be able to find the core alright. Somehow you can sense that the closer you get, the stronger it will be.>Will you Leave Dervish and hunt the core?>Will you try an alternate method of taking out the arms fort?>Who/what is Legion? How is he doing this, and what is he planning?>We'll wrap this up next time. Next thread will be the chapter 2 finale, and then I'm gonna take a break from AC-Quest for a little bit to get my mojo back.>Next thread should be by this weekend, keep your eyes on the twitter.>No Q&A tonight, unfortunately. I need the sleep.
>>20231970See you this weekend AC-Guy.
>>20232083I'm confused. That's not porn
>>20232541No, but it's funny.And I haven't made much use of my gimmick lately
>>20232590Well, that's okay, then.Is it wrong of me to expect every spoilered image is porn?
>>20232627For the time being, no, but once the novelty wears off it'll happen less and less
>>20232644Probably, yeah.Fuck me, I need to stop reading shit on /q/ and go to bed.
Gaddangit, never saved the pastebin update last night. Guess I'll do that again now.
how do I into spoilers?