This is Yellowman Quest, where you play mysterious voices in the head of a scout commander named Scott Yellowman that advise him. Yellowman, along with a trio of tiny aliens, a newman paladin, and a New Vegas bouncer, are caught up in an interdimensional death race for a grand prize of a wish.Currently, Yellowman and company are stuck in the city of San Drad, overrun with xenomorphs. They're about to try and ram an APC through a swarm of them. Let's watch, shall we?Last thread: suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25647598/Pastebin Links: Scott http://pastebin.com/80icAktC Elyse http://pastebin.com/Szz1ZEzX Charlie http://pastebin.com/mvs87SkZ FFP http://pastebin.com/EA0d1LdJ Summary Card http://pastebin.com/CMRBUjSB>92“Everyone hold onto something, this is gonna suck!” Scott shouts as he pushes the controls forward, launching the APC towards the sea of black shelled aliens. The vehicle becomes a blue of gray, angular armor as it speeds up, Elyse and Charlie holding tightly onto their seat restraints while Fat-Fot-Pot flies up into the overhead storage racks and takes refuge there.The APC jolts and begins rocking and shaking as it strikes the alien swarm, running them down and squishing them underwheel as the vicious beasts attempt to leap onto the vehicle with no success. Scott swerves the APC from side to side to shake them off, and though several times the APC almost tips over or falls into a crater or pile of ruined cars, it maintains its course. Thanks to Scott's surprisingly talented driving and liberal use of the forward 20mm guns, which blaze to life shortly after entering the horde, the APC succeeds in smashing through to the other side of the assembled foe.Elyse lets out a loud cheer, which Charlie gladly echoes as the swarm is left behind the speeding APC, but Scott coughs."That was close, but it's not all sunshine for news, kiddies."
>>25801190"The APC's wheels and underbelly ate a lot of acid thanks to us just running over so many xenomorphs. It's holding together so far, a minor miracle in of itself, but we should be careful. That little bugstomp also ate a lot of ammunition," Scott says over his shoulder. "Any comments?""WATCH THE ROAD!" Elyse and Charlie both shout as Scott turns just in time to barely avoid slamming into the corner of a skyscraper."It's fine, it's fine!" Scott says, hastily turning the steering controls. "No need to pani-HOLY SHIT!">Encounter roll: 10Bearing down on the APC, directly down the street it's on are a trio of massive aliens, each easily twice the size of a man."Can we turn... no we can't," Charlie says, answering his own question as the alien horde comes into view behind the APC."They followed us?!" Elyse shouts in disbelief."Persistent buggers ain't they?" Scott says, bracing himself. "If no one's got any bright ideas, I'm going to try and drive past them! Charlie, fire with the 20mms, open a path!">If you have a better idea than Scott, state it. Otherwise, roll 2d100 to proceed.APC Structure: 70%. Ammo: 25%
>>25801372Can we take a turn and go down a side street? We should try to avoid more acid on the APC.
>>25801372Could Elyse cast a spell that would throw the Chrysallid Xenomorphs into the air, preventing them from being able to move with nothing to push off of? Would that be 1 spell or 3?
>>25801372Third idea is to have Elyse cast a spell to make the APC fly like a Hover System equipped DeLorean.
>>25801635What about a wall of force over the front of the APC, so when they try their roll it launches them up, over and behind the APC?
>>25801635>>25801669>>25801672Any of these ideas may work, though making the APC fly is a bit harder than a wall of force or reverse gravity on the big xenos.>>25801536Roll a d100 and see if Scott can see any side street quickly enough to take it.
Rolled 21>>25801754Time to find a new route!
>>25801779Scott sees a few side streets, but he's positive the APC won't fit through the narrow alleyways.
>>25801754Alright. Let's try the force field in front of the APC idea.
>>25801816Roll a d100.
>>25801754That Wall of Force will be cast on the front of the APC and not just in front of the APC right? It's important that this distinction be made.
>>25801868Yeah, so we can like drive and it'll still be there. Mainly so we have a durable flat plane right there.
>>25801868Yes, I'm not THAT much of a dick.
Rolled 3>>25801833Don't fail us now, Elyse
>>25801899She failed us now.
Rolled 61>>25801899Dammit Elyse.
Rolled 14, 1 = 15>>25801908Yes. Yes she did.
Rolled 30>>25801953>14, 1Oh what fucks us THIS time?
>>25801953what movie is this?
By the way. If there are any newbies floating around, this quest has an IRC Room. #tgquest on Rizon. Come say hello, we're actually a decent group of guys.
Rolled 18, 85, 51, 57 = 211>>25801953"All right, we'll just bulldoze through them! Elyse, cast a moving Wall of Force attached to the APC!" Scott shouts as Charlie fires the 20mms at the charging monsters."Right!" Elyse says, standing and beginning to chant loudly. The APC begins to glow with magic as a translucent field of blue energy begins to form in front of it. The energy field moves with the APC for a few seconds, then stops suddenly.The APC does not.With a sickening crunch, the front half the APC collapses inward as Elyse goes flying towards the front of the vehicle, her requirement of standing to cast putting her very life at risk. The wall of force shatters as the APC plows through it, spinning around in a circle as its momentum carries it directly towards the Chrysalis aliens. A chain of explosions rip through the vehicle's interior as several fires ignite in the interior, the sound of screaming filling Yellowman's ears...
Rolled 10, 37, 59, 88, 21, 15, 85, 57, 42, 34 = 448>>25802120Dammit, is the seed low tonight?
>>25802031I wish I knew.>>25802120Charlie's seat restraints not only save his life, but save him a great deal of pain. Between his natural toughness and the protection granted by the APC's heavy-duty crash harness, the few scratches he receives aren't enough to warrant any attention.Fat-Fot-Pot is similarly lucky. Although extremely fragile, the tiny aliens' ability to hover in place as well as their location near the back of the vehicle saved them from any notable damage. Even now, they buzz around Yellowman's head, screaming at him to wake up.Yellowman... Yellowman is barely holding on to consciousness. He manages to see Charlie rip himself out of the crash harness, whole and alive, and painfully turns his head to the side. Elyse is lying in a heap near the front of the APC, blood staining her once pristine armor and tabard. Yellowman himself cannot feel his legs, and everything seems to be happening in a haze of pain and confusion. Charlie is at his side, yelling something and pulling. Yellowman takes his hand and slowly begins to crawl from the wrecked driver's seat, his mind returning to him in steps. The first thing noticed is the wetness soaking his pants just above the knee. The second thing noticed is the jutting shards of bone through his legs."What..." Yellowman murmurs as Charlie drags him out of the burning APC.The third thing noticed is the ground is shaking, heralding the inexorable approach of the three giant Chrysalis aliens.The fourth is the simple pulsing of Yellowman's card, indicating another racer is nearby.>Yellowman loses 3 Wounds and his legs are broken.> Charlie loses no wounds.>FFP loses no wounds.>Elyse, status unknown.>APC destroyed.
>>25802284Scott, use a Potion. FFP use Sap on Scott and Elyse. Charlie try to get Elyse to drink a Potion.
>>25802284Since FFP is fine, have him go check on Elyse. Dump a healing potion down her throat or something. If she's dead, we'll need to put her body in the trunk if we can.Yellowman needs two potions right now. Hopefully they heal broken bones. Hopefully the racer is Sam, he owes us one so we might be able to trade that for help. Can we see who the racer is?
>>25802284>>25802400Don't forget we've got three giant xenomorphs right on us and a whole horde closing from behind. Get your damn legs fixed, pull your guns Statler and Waldorf, and get ready to handle your business. You're a member of the Guard, and they don't go down this damn easily!Besides, you're not on fire. That's always good, right?
>>25802459Dude, we blew 3 survivor points on a cliff. Might as well down some potions and go out like a boss.
Rolled 12, 71, 70, 15 = 168>>25802400>>25802397Fat Fot Pot floats over to Elyse and a relieved cry goes up from the plant-self."She's OK! Well, no, she's not, she's unconscious and terribly injured, but she's alive!" Fat shouts while he dribbles sap over Elyse.>Elyse is now at 2 Wounds.The trained mimic walks over to Scott and opens up, allowing the beleaguered scout to grab a potion and swallow it, sealing the wounds shut, but not restoring his legs.>3 Wounds after Adamant Armor, unaffected by Ablative Armor. Scott's shields are down, but the healing potion heals the bodily damage.Charlie grabs a potion and goes back into the APC wreck, dragging out the bloody and still form of Elyse. Frowning as he looks over the unconscious paladin, he pops the top on a potion vial and pours it over the worst of her wounds. The magical liquid goes to work immediately, aiding Fat's efforts to keep the paladin out of the danger zone.>Elyse is now at 3 Wounds.>2 potions used.The shaking increasing as the Chrysalis aliens near the group, letting out a shrill shriek as they charge in unison.
>>25802549From a nearby rooftop, a bolt of light cracks the pavement near one of the Chrysalis aliens, the same weapon that killed the sandlurk queen. While it fails to hit its target, one of the Chrysalis aliens stumbles on its impact crater and its charge falters. The other two bowl over Yellowman and Charlie, sending the bouncer down to the ground as they stampede past, then turn around to hiss a challenge as they close to melee once more>Yellowman's Ablative Armor expended.>Charlie takes a wound.
>>25802678Scott, you still got your pulse rifle? Use a grenade to knock out one of the Chrysalis.Charlie, fire a burst at the other Chrysalis and see if you can't use a frag grenade.FFP, Dribble some more Sap onto Elyse, and try to wake her up. Scott's a sitting duck with his busted legs, and we need her magic to heal them.
>>25802678Let them have it! Yellowman, Charlie; go for one at a time! Keep an eye on the other but focus fire on one. You'll bring it down faster. Charlie, try and cover Scott since he can't move.
>>25802790Does charlie have any special shotgun shells? Like Phased Uranium Pulse Shells or something?
>>25802814No, just regular shotgun shells.
>>25802790>>25802792Roll 3d100 please.Scott fire/Charlie fire/Elyse wake up.
Rolled 49, 68, 66 = 183>>25802926
Rolled 44, 58, 56 = 158>>25802926
Rolled 76, 42, 83 = 201>>25802940>>25802960So tonight's key to having non-sucky rolls is to keep the text field empty?
Rolled 94, 4, 86, 63 = 247>>25802940Rolls: Racer/Aliens1-3/???chance.Scott grabs a pulse rifle from the trained mimic and levels it at one of the Chrysalis aliens, firing a high explosive contact grenade at the alien's feet and knocking it over, though not killing it."Damn it!" he swears. "I was aiming for the head!"Charlie fires a three-round burst from Gertrude that tears into one of the others. It hisses as acidic blood begins to leak from its side where the carapace had been pierced."I can't bust out this early!" Charlie curses. "I've barely been dealt in!"Fat dribbles the last of his healing sap over Elyse and gently rubs her face with his leaves. The newman paladin begins to slowly come to, a dazed expression on her face.>Elyse is at 4 Wounds and conscious.
>>25803078Come on, Elyse! Use a Spell to repair Scott's legs!Scott, Charlie, concentrate fire on the Chrysallis that's been injured.FFP, keep an eye on that last Chrysallis and the approaching horde.Dammit, we just got this APC. Now we have to find another set of wheels, and it's not like someone would have left a dropship for us.
>>25803078Meant to roll 5 dice, but it worked out.From the roof another bolt of light catches one of the Chrysalis aliens in the head, causing it to explode in a shower of acid before it can near the downed racers. The alien Scott knocked over thrashes and screams and manages to right itself... only to be knocked back down with even more injuries as Scott fires another grenade at it."Stay down, this time!" Scott shouts.The third giant alien suddenly lunges at Charlie, grabbing him by the shoulders and lifting him into the air before he can react. The monstrous extraterrestrial opens its jaws and a second mouth begins to slowly extend...The sounds of gunfire and the squeal of tires on pavement can be heard in the background as the alien swarm slowly catching up to the APC ceases its pursuit and begins to move down a different street. The reason why is soon apparent as another APC with a large muscular man standing on top of it rolls past them, the man on top mowing down scores of aliens with a cybernetic arm with a gun mount.>Critical on Chrysalis 1.>Crit fail for Chrysalis 2, Scott gains a counter attack.>Grab attempt success for Chrysalis 3, Charlie is held fast!
>>25803221Quick, Scott, shoot Chrysalis 3 before it can kill Charlie.Elyse, use Iron Rabbit and finish off Chrysalis 2.
>>25803180"Scott's leg's? What? What happened to... Oh! OH!" Elyse lets out a short cry as she sees the mangled remains of Scott's legs. She immediately rushes to his side and sets her jaw."It... it might be pretty rough, regenerating is difficult... but I'll give it all I got!"Roll a d100 for Elyse's spell. Elyse Spells: 3/9Roll 2d100 for Scott and Charlie's attacks.Rolls: Elyse/Scot/Charlie.
>>25803294Alternative, have Elyse attack, declare which before rolling.
Rolled 43, 74, 28 = 145>>25803391You can do it Elyse
Rolled 87, 95, 63 = 245>>25803391Elyse to finish off Chrysalis 2 with Iron Rabbit activated.
Rolled 19, 84, 89, 55 = 247>>25803416I'll assume since you quoted the heal post, that's what you want.Elyse lays her hands on Scott's leg and the scout screams in pain as the bones forcefully set themselves and knit back together, muscle and sinew reconnecting beneath the skin that was already sealed shut with a potion."Holy FUCK that hurt!" Scott breathes as he fires a sustained pulse rifle burst at the Chrysalis grappling Charlie. The ten round burst tears through the alien's shoulder, barely allowing Charlie to wriggle free and drop to the floor as the xenomorph's second mouth chomps into his shoulder inside of his head.>Charlie takes 1 Wound and is free.Rolls: Racer???/Aliens1-2/???Chance.
>>25803496Fuck, this is gonna hurt.Scott, continue shooting Chrysalis 3 so that Charlie can get some space.Elyse, fight off Chrysalis 2 with your photon blade; be careful when it rolls up. It can't change its direction when it does its charge attack, so get out of the way.
>>25803496Another bolt of light slams into the pavement as the Chrysalis attacking Charlie manages to put him in another hold."Not again!!!" Charlie curses as he is lifted into the air.Meanwhile, the alien near Scott dashes towards Elyse and whips its tail towards her. The venomous spike on the end of it drives past her armor and into her side, causing the paladin to cry out and stumble back. Already weakened from blood loss, Elyse turns paler as poison courses through her.
>>25803562If this is what you want, roll 3d100. Scott/Charlie/Elyse."What do I do?" squeaks Fat-Fot-Pot.
Rolled 14, 89, 71 = 174>>25803634Scott, shoot 3.Charlie, shoot 3.Elyse, fight 2.Fat/Fot/Pot, Get Elyse a healing potion to drink.
>>25803634>>25803608Scott, shoot the Chrysalis that has Charlie.FFP, distract the Chrysalis attacking Elyse by hitting it with Stun Spores.Elyse, use a spell to draw the venom out.Charlie, as soon as he's free, open fire on the Chrysalis that attacked him.
>>25803667Another ten round burst goes wide from Scott as Charlie barely manages to free himself from the alien's clutches. He manages a single grazing shot with his shotgun before hitting the ground.Elyse makes short work of the Chrysalis alien facing her, her new skills combining with the severe wounds of the alien guaranteeing her victory. However, it is not a flawless victory, as the venom weakens her further before her immune system nullifies it. A quick slash of the Photon Sword and the alien is slain after a fierce struggle.>Elyse takes one Wound.>Chrysalis 2 defeated.
>>25804237Focus-fire on that last one. We need it down, and healed like right now... That other racer's aim might suddenly start improving with less targets to choose from!FFP, try and see if you can tell exactly where that support fire is coming from. And maybe keep an eye out for random xenomorphs that might be nearby.
Rolled 50, 20 = 70>>25804378Roll 4d100 please.
Rolled 4, 2, 89, 96 = 191>>25804441
Rolled 83, 13, 76, 81 = 253>>25804441We can do it. Nobody needs to die tonight except the aliens.
Rolled 28, 94 = 122>>25804464Another rooftop shot wings the last remaining alien as Scott nails Charlie in the shoulder with a 10-round pulse rifle burst that causes the bouncer to fall over prone.>Charlie takes another Wound and is prone.The Chrysalis alien raises its claws to tear into the downed Charlie, but in a flash Elyse is there, her sword glowing lightning that meets the creature's claws and cleaves through them, spraying her with acid that melts off the protective ward from earlier.The alien staggers back, still screaming as Charlie struggles to regain his footing before the next attack."I see where it's come from! The roof over on that building! And... uh oh! It's stopped! Now whoever's there is shooting at something on another rooftop!" Fat reports.
>>25804733GodDAMN I am tired of these motherfucking Xenomorphs in this motherfucking city! Someone please end this fucking thing!
Rolled 42, 55, 84, 29 = 210Come on, Elyse!. Stab it in the throat!
>>25804862Elyse jumps back as the alien suddenly charges, but it's a feint to drive her back. A bladed tail sings through the air and buries itself in Charlie before Scott manages to force the creature to stagger back with the last of the bullets in his pulse rifle. The moment the alien takes its tail out of Charlie, the bouncer slumps down, grabbing his wound and swearing profusely. Elyse jumps over his head and brings her sword down on the alien, the energy-edged blade slicing through its carapace cleanly.>Charlie left at one Wound, alien slain."Goddamn, looks like we need some medic in a bottle," Yellowman murmurs, immediately going to the trained mimic and retrieving some healing potions."Looks like the fighting on the roof is getting hotter," Fat comments. "Bolts of energy flying at each other.">Assuming you agree with Scott and want to use healing potions, how many?
>>25804973Charlie needs them the worst. Get him three and Elyse and Scott one a piece. Not sure if we should wait for the firefight up there to calm down...Scott, can you tell how many other racers are nearby, or is the card just giving off a general "Racers in the Area" vibe? Also, RELOAD. FOR THE LOVE OF DESNA RELOAD.
>>25805054Scott ejects the spent magazine from his pulse rifle and rams home another one from his supply of spares."Yeah, yeah... Uh oh. Judging from the way the card is pulsing..." Yellowman says."Two racers other than us," Elyse finishes."Sweet, sweet, stimpak-substitute," Charlie says as he guzzles down the three healing potions when handed to him. Elyse and Scott are also quick to down one a piece. "So what now?"
We're in the open now, I suppose we may want to check nearby building for protection, and possibly find our mysterious sniper.
>>25805112Well, we could wait and see if that Racer up there that helped us wins the firefight and wants to team up... Or get the hell outta Dodge while they're distracted with one another.I know this is crazy talk, but... I think we should see if that Racer up there that helped us wants to team up. It's worth a shot, right guys? Can't hurt to ask if they win. Everyone keep a lookout just in case any tries anything.
Rolled 95, 82 = 177>>25805219The sniper is on the rooftop. Though you can't see the sniper, you can see cleanly more of those bolts being fired at another roof... and being answered by a hail of plasma blasts.
>>25805390Current Health:Scott: 3 Wounds.Elyse: 3 Wounds.Charlie: 4 Wounds.A bestial roar echoes from the roof as one of your sniper's shots strikes something invisible, causing it to decloak with a cascade of sparks. A shoulder mounted weapon fires on the humanoid and impacts with your sniper, revealing his or her location as you barely see another humanoid forcibly decloaked.
>>25805472Two preds huh?
>>25805585You really can't make out details at this distance with the naked eye.
>>25805472>>25805054We are going through our supply of Potions really goddamn fast, instead of using Resources that can be restored such as Elyse's Techniques.>>25805654Have Scott switch out for the Sharpshooter Rifle, see who our benefactor is. Since we owe them one, shoot at the Predator that's attaching them.
>>25805226Just remember, if we get this sniper person to join up with us, we can't get Radical Ed to join us, and that was the whole point in coming out here.
>>25805877"Good idea," Scott says, swapping out the pulse for the sharpshooter rifle and looking through the scope.Roll 2d100. Spot/Shoot
Rolled 59, 65 = 124>>25806090
>>25806149Scott looks through the scope, first at the sniper. Even with the scope it's hard to get a lot of details, if for no other reason that the sniper is moving all over the place to make it harder for the yautja to lock onto her.At this range, Scott manages to tell that the sniper is a woman, wearing heavily modified Ghost armor and wielding some sort of long rifle. A long blue ponytail hangs from the sniper's head, falling a little past the small of her back. Several time she vanishes only to reappear somewhere else. Scott blinks as he realizes something."Her cloak was damaged... She's teleporting all around the roof," he murmurs."Uh, boss?" Pot asks."Oh, right," Scott says, swinging the rifle around and lining up a shot at the Predator firing on her. The yautja makes aiming difficult, leaping from ledge to ledge to throw off the sniper's aim, but Scott manages to fire a single shot that strikes the alien's arm. The hunter roars in anger as it realizes it has new prey, then leaps off the rooftop and is lost to sight.
Alright, Scott's M41A pulse rifle has 94 rounds of rock 'n roll (since the M41A magazine is rated for 99 rounds but is only filled up to 95% to prevent jamming).We have 906 rounds of 10mm AP Caseless.18 Rifle Grenades16 Healing Potions29 Shotgun Shells (13 Shotgun Shells plus the 16 in Gertrude)12 Shotgun Slug Shells3 spells3 Techniques1 Charlie ReRoll
>>25806325FFP, try to get onto a frequency that the Ghost uses. Scott, may as well wave at the Ghost and thank her. Then see if the map computer in the APC is still operation, and try to orient us. Charlie, Elyse, see any cars we can carjack around here?And everyone be aware of the Yautja; he's got other weapons besides his plasma caster.
>>25806421"Right! Here, lemme see your helmet..." Fat Fot Pot says, floating over to Charlie."Just don't get space goo on it, little fella," Charlie says, holding it for the alien while the three fiddle with it. Pot scoffs."They're SPORES thank you very much! Unless you mean Fat's sap...""I don't see any cars in usuable condition, but we're not that far from the target. Maybe we should just walk?" Elyse asks."Hey, we gonna leave our new pal up there? What if he needs help?" Charlie asks."Her. And thinking about that," Scott replies."Her? Ohoho, now I definitely think we should stay!" Charlie laughs."Noted. Let me get what I can off the APC, and then we'll see," Scott says.Roll 2d100FFP/Scott
Rolled 18, 52 = 70>>25806588
>>25806603"Sorry, sir! I can't get anything!" Fat Fot Pot says, finally giving the helmet back to Charlie."It's OK. I got a good look at the map," Scott says, returning from the APC after hearing Fat Fot Pot's apology. "If we want to go to the sewers, it's not that far. We can either stick to the streets or try to cut through the buildings."
>>25806719Xenomorphs thrive on CQC, and cutting through buildings gives them the perfect opportunity.Hey, if the Ghost is still there, have FFP just fly up there. Stick close to the building, though, because the Yautja might still be around and have one of those Razor Discs.
>>25806777>>25806719That was a vote for sticking to the streets, by the way.And Scott should switch back to a pulse rifle at this point.
>>25806836>>25806777>>25806719Oh! And turn the Motion Tracker on, Scott! The Yautja Racer's cloaking and shoulder plasma caster got knocked out. Depending on how bad the damage is, the cloaking might be offline until he can get to a Yautja spaceship; since this is the only place he could get to one, he's likely to try to make contact with the Yautja here, but if he's REALLY pissed off, he make be irrational and try to ambush us. With the cloak off, the Motion Tracker should be able to pick him up.
>>25806777If you want Fat to try and contact the Ghost, roll a d100.>>25806924"Yeah, yeah, it's been on. No worries."
>>25807033Well, at the very least we can say thanks.>>25807041That works!
>>25807041Let's hope that she doesn't mind; she seems like the type that doesn't like to talk much, what with staying silent and moving away when she helped us out in Oglaf World.At the very least, we should thank her, and tell her that Conti is bringing in another set of cheats like the sand-lurks in less than an hour.
>>25807041Fat Fot Pot flies up to the rooftop while the others wait patiently around the APC wreck. It's a good ten minutes before all of a sudden a woman in heavily modified Ghost armor appears in front of Yellowman. The most notable difference is that the Ghost mask has been altered. The re-breather is unaltered and in place, but the Ghost optics are centered on one eye, the other eye not covered by the mask. Said eye is ice blue and seems to glare at Yellowman with intensity. Her long rifle now slung over one shoulder, the sniper looks over the group before speaking."Your Zoq-Fot-Pik companion managed to make an oddly compelling argument, but time is short. You wanted to speak with me?" the racer asks.
Thank her for the help, offer to let her travel with us due to safety in numbers.I honestly have no idea what to say to her. I'm about 3 hours past my falling asleep point.
>>25807407"Yeah. First, thank you. For the time back in the previous world, and for saving our butts in this world."Second, Vincent Conti, some kind of mob boss that's in this race, he's getting his organization to help him cheat by smuggling him weapons and such. If you can kill his flunky, that should take out some of his smuggling help; apparently he's the one that makes the signal used by Conti's men to breach the dimensional jamming used by the Race organizers to prevent cheating like this."He's expecting some more cheats in less than an hour; got no idea what they're planning on bringing, though."Third, you don't have to join us, but me and my friends here, we're all Racers but we'll play a game of poker for the prize at the end. No need to try to kill each other when we can resolve it some other way."Finally, we heard from one of the other Racers that the Portal is in the sewers. We're trying to meet up with her, find where it is specifically. Your call if you want to come with us or search yourself."I'm not asking her to join us, just to have a truce for now because a Xenomorph infested world is like a Zerg-infested planet; let's point our guns at the bugs until we're safely away from getting infected.
>>25807640>offer to let her travel with us due to safety in numbers.Well, she can teleport and has a cloaking unit that's almost as good as a Predator's. I'd say she's safer alone, than traveling with a big group that'll attract xenomorph attention like us.But yeah, general truce and let's not shoot each other when there's facehuggers, a cheating scumbag mob boss, and a pissed off Yautja around.
>>25807640>>25807677"Well, you're welcome. And thanks for the heads up on Conti, I knew he was managing to have his goons drop things for him, but if that sidekick of his is setting it up, that'll make it easier to stop," she says, her arms holding her sides. "I'm sorry, but I can't accept your offer of a poker game. Make no mistake, I don't want anyone to die here that doesn't deserve it... I've gone out of my way for that, but I HAVE to win."Her eyes narrow. "Even a poker game is too much a risk. Some stakes are simply too high to bet on.""Baby, betting is all you CAN do when the stakes are high enough," Charlie says with a wink. The sniper gives him an icy glare."Say that when the stakes are your mother, or your father, or your whole family. Say that when the sort of thing riding on you isn't poker chips or credit chits, but souls and lives," the sniper replies, waving one hand. Charlie seems to shrink at the rebuke. "No. Some things require you to go at them full force. Make no mistake, I intend to win this race. I just won't let myself become more of a murderer by stooping to Conti's level.""What about a temporary truce until we're off this damned world?" Scott asks. "I just said you didn't have to join us."A pained roar echoes in the air and the sniper turns."Maybe. That'd be the yautja healing himself. Time's running out. Anything else?"
>>25807919"Portal is in the sewers, guarded by two sentry guns. And be quick, we just saw the Main Characters for this world go by in an APC, which means that pretty soon, they'll be getting to the Weyland-Yutani ship at the spaceport, then overloading its reactors to nuke this entire city. You really want to be gone by then."Alright, let's go to Ed's presumed location. We gotta hustle, now that we don't have an APC to ride in. Scott, keep an eye on that Motion Tracker.FFP, Elyse, and Charlie keep an eye out for a car we can use.
>>25808003>Portal is in the sewers, guarded by two sentry gunsAdd in that it's either at the sub-station we're going towards, the central processing control center, or wherever else we suspect. May as well help her narrow down the locations.
>>25808003"Thanks for the information. I'll keep an eye out for you when I can," the sniper says, pausing. "Just so you know, I found the remains of the Sister of Battle a few blocks away. No sign of the Ultramarine, but at least one racer didn't make it past this place. And be careful of the Spectre and his buddy. There's something off about them."With that, the sniper looks away and then vanishes.>>25808003Roll 3d100, please.
Rolled 3, 19, 84 = 106>>25808140>Sister of Battle deadOh god we're all going to die here.
>>25808140>3, 19Shit, can we use Charlie's Lady Luck reroll to reroll the 3?
Rolled 86, 73, 65, 84, 44, 12, 72, 49, 54, 64 = 603testing to see how much failure this seed has in store for us
>>25808160Yes, and given the session is almost done for the night and it recharges when we pick up tomorrow, I would.
Rolled 100>>25808186Then let's reroll!
>>25808194>nat100Okay, yeah, the 19 is still gonna suck. But at least the 100 should soften the blow.
>>25808194Sticking out in the open, Scott, Elyse, Charlie, and Fat Fot Pot make surprisingly swift progress along the now deserted city streets."Most of the aliens must've followed that crazy meathead on the tin-can," Charlie comments. "Lucky for us, eh?""Yeah, something like that," Scott replies, keeping a careful eye on his motion tracker. "Did the pred run off?""Maybe he left to chase down that sniper?" Elyse suggests."Man, what was her deal, anyway? That eye of hers, it gave me chills. I've seen that look once before, and that was way back when I saw this one broad asking around for clues about the Legion slaver that took her kids," Charlie comments. "Gotta be a story there, not sure I wanna know it.""Wait..." Elyse says, her ears twitching as she looks around. Her eyes widen as she spots a trio of small red dots on Scott's chest armor."Get down!" she shouts, tackling Yellowman to the ground as a pair of razor sharp U-tipped spears zip over his head. She reflexively makes a gesture and a ball of fire roars towards a nearby building, exploding in one of the windows and outlining a large humanoid in fire. The yautja howls in pain, then leaps down to the streets."Fuck!" Yellowman exclaims, bringing his pulse rifle up. "Why didn't I get it on the tracker?!""It wasn't MOVING!" Charlie shouts, bringing up his own pulse rifle, having switch to it to conserve shotgun ammo. "It was WAITING!"
>>25808771Well, he fired first so niceties are officially over. Put a lot of pulse rounds into him. Same places that are lethal on a human are lethal on a Predator. Go for center mass or the head!Elyse, be ready to serve as a melee screen if this Racer closes distance! He'll tear Scott and Charlie apart if he gets into CQB range!
>>25808771Hey, is Elyse's Mag fully charged? I count at least 8 Charges have been built up in this thread alone.Since the Yautja just leapt down to the street, he would be a target for an Estilla Photon Blast.
>>25808771Combine >>25808842and >>25808860As for FFP, the Yautja still has his respirator mask on if he's able to use his targeting system, so spores won't be of any use.And since it can auto-target, FFP should just hide for this encounter.
>>25808860It is, actually. It had 3 charges before this.>>25808842If you want Scott and Charlie to fire with Pulse Rifles and Elyse to Photon Blast, roll a d100 for each action in order.Anything for FFP?
Rolled 2, 8, 10 = 20>>25808921Scott and Charlie to fire Pulse Rifles and Elyse to use a Photon Blast.FFP should just hide for now.
Rolled 6, 13, 83 = 102>>25808921
>>25808953Good lord. Good. Fucking. Lord.Seriously?
Rolled 97, 33, 33 = 163>>25808953What the fuck is with this seed?
Rolled 93, 37, 49 = 179>>25808953Is..is someone going to die?
Rolled 63>>25808953Scott finds his pulse rifle is jammed and has to be cleared, a monumentally unlikely occurrence given how reliable the weapon is reputed to be.Charlie attempts to hose down the yautja hunter with 10mm caseless rounds, but overcompensates for the very low recoil and ends up just shooting the street.A spinning mandala of alien words materializes around Elyse as she directs a devastating Photon Blast at the predator...>10...only for her aim to be off and the beast of pure energy to soar right past the enemy.
Rolled 86>>25809095The Predator fires its spear gun twice more before tossing the weapon aside and drawing a wicked looking polearm that extends outward from a collapsible rod. The slim razor-sharp spears pierce deeply into Scott despite his armor, causing the scout commander to cough up blood.Elyse tries to turn and intercept the enemy, but it leaps over her head, diving right towards Charlie, who barely ducks underneath its opening blow.>Yellowman takes 1 Wound.
>>25809095>jamIt's caseless! It uses electricity to fire! The only way it could possibly jam is...fuck, we loaded the magazine with max capacity of 99 bullets instead of the suggested 94, didn't we.>>25809163Come on, team! Let's get it together! Scott, clear that jam and shoot the Predator.Charlie, do it right, let's use Game of Chance to get 2 rolls for it.Elyse, keep the Predator away from the team.
Rolled 60, 4, 4, 16, 10, 12, 11, 7, 61, 41 = 226Let's test the dice seed right now.
Rolled 97, 40, 45, 45, 43, 37, 53, 17, 43, 42 = 462>>25809238
Rolled 67, 35, 48, 45, 54, 70, 72, 24, 38, 72 = 525>>25809238>>25809263This is not going well.
>>25809217Well if this is what you're doing, roll 2d100 for Charlie and 1d100 for Elyse. Scott begins clearing his gun as his action.
Should we go for the Game of Chance, guys?With the way we've been rolling tonight, we're more likely to lose if we just go with 1 roll.
>>25809238>>25809263>>25809309Bigger the attached pic, better the seed for the RNG?
Rolled 58, 30, 86, 59, 35, 16, 73, 79, 31, 38 = 505>>25809412
Rolled 38, 31, 4 = 73>>25809375
Rolled 36, 52, 88 = 176>>25809375
>>25809460So we get a 31 for Charlie, and a 4 for Elyse.Shit, is she going to die?
>>25809460Which reminds me, Elyse gets another skill for that 100 if she lives.>31&4 v86Charlie fires a ten round burst, but it goes wide as the Predator knocks the rifle out of his hands, then runs him through with one end of his combi-stick. Charlie screams as the alien pulls his weapon from his torso, then whirls around jabs it into Elyse's side as she charges. Despite her natural and trained agility, the movement is too swift and skilled and Elyse takes a nasty gash to the side."Goddammit, CLEAR!" Yellowman curses as he continues to mess with the rifle.>Charlie takes 2 Wounds.>Elyse takes 1 Wound from counterattack.
>>25809568Oh, fuck, this is getting bad.The Luggage is both able to move on its own and know what is wanted of it.Get Charlie and Elyse to drink a Potion each. If they can't get it, have FFP get it for them.Scott, SHOOT THE YAUTJA.
Rolled 9>>25809630Roll a d100 for Scott, Charlie and Elyse both burn their actions to drink.
>>25809709>>25809711More often than it should be statistically likely, this always seems to happen.
>>25809695MetaOP, FFP's spore attack (both stun and poison varieties) has to be inhaled, right?Just want to make sure that we're not wasting an opportunity because of a false assumption.
>>25809757Yes.>>25809709"Screw this!" Yellowman says, tossing aside the pulse rifle and drawing Waldorf, firing a snap shot at the yautja that misses. The shot does manage to distract the warrior so that his attempt to catch both Elyse and Charlie with a sweeping overhead spear fails, though.>Elyse and Charlie regain 1 Wound each.
>>25809810Scott, Charlie; catch the yautja in a crossfire between you (make sure you're not shooting at each other past him!). Elyse, guard Charlie. Prepare to Iron Rabbit him if he tries to slip past you to Charlie or goes for Yellowman.
>>25810062Roll 3d100 for this plan. Scott/Charlie/Elyse.
Rolled 53, 87, 40 = 180>>25810130
Rolled 49, 19, 61 = 129You know, seeing as how we're in a race and haven't really had a chance to rest, I wonder how useful that magic sleeping bag is really going to be.
Assuming that Elyse survives, could we use the Skill she got from the 100 to improve her spellcasting or increase the max number?
Rolled 28>>25816080The roll had to do with another spot check and counter-attack, so I'm inclined to say no, but Elyse has been casting a lot, so it might be justified. I'll decide when I see what you guys come up with.I'll start updating in 2-3 hours, I have a few errands to run.
>>25816813What about:"Practice Makes Perfect"Through gaining experience in combat casting, Elyse is able to cast spells that she has experience with much easier.Spell types (fireball, healing, scrying) which Elyse has used at least 3 times previously can be cast at an additional bonus of +25 on top of Spellcasting skill.
>>25816813>>25811858Scott executes a shoulder roll as Charlie staggers a bit to his left to get into crossfire position, the two men firing a hail of caseless rounds at the alien enemy before it can get out of the way. The Predator roars as it attempts to bring its combistick around in a counterattack, but the wicked pole-arm finds its descent stopped by Elyse's photon sword, the two weapons meeting with a loud clang.>Expend 24 10mm rounds
>>25819659How about a general resistance against casting interruption or casting speed increase?
>>25820442>roarsIs the Predator's mask off?Charlie and Scott should continue firing, and Elyse should keep the Predator from getting to the other two.
>>25820479No, it's still on.>>25820477>>25819659Either of these will work.
>>25820479Well if that's what you want, roll another 3d100.In general, if you advocate an action, it'll require a d100 roll per character. If not, I'll just disregard the roll, so you can save time by rolling.
Rolled 1, 91, 90 = 182>>25820644Oh god, we're all going to die.
>>25820696Use Charlie's reroll and get rid of that 1.
>>25820696Why is it always Scott with the shit rolls?>OP also forgot that Scott has Waldorf and not the rifle armed right now.Scott continues to fire, but as Charlie attempts to shift further away from the wounded yautja, Scott's stream of plasma fire strikes him, causing him to drop to a knee as several plasma bursts slam into his torso."Goddammit doc, you're almost as bad as the aliens!" Charlie swears as he still manages to bring up his pulse rifle and fire at the Predator."Sorry! Sorry!" Scott calls, quickly adjusting his aim. Charlie's own burst hits the Predator dead on, luminescent green blood flowing freely from multiple wounds as Elyse bats away the counterattack once more with her sword. The alien roars in defiance and leaps away, grabbing hold of an open window in a nearby skyscraper and attempting to pull himself in the building.>Charlie is at 1 Wound.
Rolled 70>>25820813>>25820775Rerolling, disregard Scott's incompetence.
Rolled 38>>25820892Scott continues to fire, landing several well-aimed plasma bursts on the yautja that cause him to scream in pain as Charlie unloads his pulse rifle into him. The dazed alien leaves himself open, and Elyse is quick to take advantage, darting her blade past the yautja's melee weapon and into his chest.The Predator emits a loud and pained roar, then collapses on the ground, weakly grabbing at its wrist.
Rolled 65>>25820932Oh...>Expend 20 10mm rounds.>Expend 5 charges from Waldorf.
>>25820932>going for his honor deviceFUCK!Elyse cut his arm off!
>>25820932Don't let him finish that! Cut off his arm if you have to, but that's a fucking Nuke!
>>25820991Since the Predator has his mask off, should we have Fat-Fot-Pot try a blast of sleep spores on him too?
>>25820971>>25820991"Elyse, cut off his arm! It's a nuke!" Scott shouts with horror. Elyse doesn't respond, but raises her sword high...Roll 1d100.
Rolled 31>>25821082Anti-Nuke Roll
Rolled 11>>25821162Oops. I hope.
>>25821176>>25821170Only in Metaquest is a 31 a shining beacon of hope and victory.
>>25821170>DC was 30.>Goddamn you people like skirting disaster.Elyse brings the sword down and the yautja screams in pain on last time as its arm is severed. It thrashes weakly a little longer than falls still."Well..." Scott whistles, looking down at the slain alien. "I guess that's what they call... cutting it close.""That's the worst, doc.""Terrible.""Oh shut up, it wasn't THAT bad!"
>>25821293It died as an honorable hunter. Yellowman, loot the shit out of him. Mask, Honor Device, Weapons. If any other Yautja ask, you honorably killed a Hunter, these are your rightful trophies. Then cremate the body. It'd be disrespectful to leave him to be eaten by Xenomorphs.
>>25821293Alright, start looting what you can. Priorities are the mask, wrist computer, and combi-stick. Also see if he has the plasma caster and any other weapons. Put them into the Luggage.
>>25821395>>25821344"We might be able to use some of this later. Give me a hand," Scott says as he begins pulling off bits of gear and tossing it into the trained mimic. When everything is done, Yellowman gathers up what little fuel is left in the area and piles it on the body before igniting it with a plasma shot."I think our time would've been better spent getting to the finish line," Charlie says with a sigh. "But whatever."Elyse just frowns uncomfortably.>Gained Predator Gear.>Gained Combistick>Gained Broken Plasma Caster.>Gained Yautja Speargun.>Expended 1 Plasma charge.
>>25821530Now lets go towards the sub-station.
>>25821530Let's go. Keep an eye out for Dumpster and Crate Chicken, we need to conserve Healing Potions. Nice work guys, glad to see we can fight every so often without it being a constant disaster.
>>25821576>>25821551There are quite a few alien corpses dissolving in pools of their own acidic blood on the group's way to the waste processing substation, but nothing living bars their way.The substation itself is a squat concrete building situated next to several large sealed vats ensconced in machinery. A single metal door with a computerized lock appears to be the main entrance. There are few windows, narrow and slit-like.
>>25821530>Gained Predator Gear.Does this include the fishnet and can we convince Elyse to wear it?
>>25821637Check the windows, be careful just incase there's guns poking through the slits. Maybe ask Elyse if she's okay and wants to talk or something? Ask her if she's dealt with Yautja before?
>>25821637Alright, let's check the computerized lock.Have Fot take a look in through the windows, but don't go inside.
>>25821643I'd imagine the fishnet would've been burned with the body since that's its 'clothes'.>>25821658"Elyse you all right? Ever deal with yautja before?" Scott asks."I'm fine. Just not comfortable with stripping corpses is all. I know it's something that has to be done... I just find it unpleasant," Elyse says. "No, never before this.""I checked around, windows are all sealed. No guns poking out," Charlie reports back to Scott."OK, we'll have Fot take a peek in through them, then," Scott nods. "I'll examine the lock in the meantime."Roll 1d100 for Fot and another for Scott.
Rolled 4>>25821895>>25821918Rollin for Scott then.
Rolled 47>>25821895>>25821918Damn, here's the other.
>>25821923Yellowman has the worst luck.
>>25821942The quest or the character?
>>25821895>"No, never before this."They're hunters, they search for honorable prey and take trophies if they win, usually tearing out the skull and the spine. If the prey manages to defeat the hunter they are usually given a trophy by the others from the clan. And different hunters will have different goals, even though this one fought us, the next ones we run into could be hunting something else, or even be willing to team up with humans to stop a Xenomorph outbreak.
Rolled 65, 55 = 120>>25821895"You've been briefed on Yaitja culture, haven't you? He died doing what he enjoyed and others of his kind won't begrudge us our victory. "Just keep your mind on the mission, Elyse."
>>25821918>>25821923>4Scott walks over to the front door and begins fiddling with the lock-panel, removing an access port and using his electronics kit to interface with the system directly."All right, simple enough electronic lock. I just have to... uh, OK, not so simple. Well if I... no, that won't work either. Wait, no... No! This time I got it! I GOT IT!" Yellowman shouts. Suddenly a pair of blast doors slide shut over the front door. The scout commander winces. "OK, I don't got it.">93Fat-Fot-Pot fly over to Yellowman a few minutes later as he is still struggling with the control panel, getting increasing frustrated at his inability to do anything to what should be a simple hack job."Commander, Fot's had a look at the interior from all sections. It looks like there's no one in there anymore. Also, someone left the back door open."Scott looks up from the partially disassembled control panel."...what?""There's a back door around the other side of the building. Someone left it open," Fat repeats.Scott's eyebrow twitches and he grits his teeth. "...good. That's very good. You did a good job.""Hear that fellas?!" Fat happily says. "We did good!""Yes!" Pot cries, leaping up a bit on his hover disc. "We rock!"
>>25822166Damn, Ed must have already gone ahead. Lets go in through the back door and see if Ed left us a message about where the Portal is located, and if there's a car we can use in the parking lot.
>>25822070"No, I know that, and even if I didn't, he tried to kill us! We just defended ourselves," Elyse says.>>25822017"I'll try to keep that in mind, but the yautja have a really bad reputation in the Crusade," Elyse says with a frown.
>>25822244Oh? Care to share, I'm curious as to what they say? Generally I try to treat them like anyone else. If they're trying to kill me, I'll fight back. If they're willing to help save the earth from xenomorphs, I'll have their back. I mean, I've seen humans do some horrible shit too, at least you can usually count on most Yautja to be honorable. Speaking of honor. Elyse, if you ever encounter a fighter named Akuma, don't fight him. Don't even look threatening. He'll probably ping as evil, but it's seriously one box that Pandora would be better not opening.
>>25822340"Just that the yautja usually don't give a damn about other sapients except as fodder for their hunts," Elyse replies.>>25822203"I can see where the reputation comes from, but I know at least a few that were exceptions to that," Scott remarks. "Anyway, let's get into the substation now that Fot found a way."Entering through the back door, the interior of the substation is indeed deserted, though as the group makes its way past banks of monitors and control stations, they begin to note a lot of damage. Several consoles have been smashed to bits, there are bullet holes in the walls, and blast craters marking where machinery used to be."That's not good," Scott remarks."No, but the fact it happened to someone else is," Charlie comments. "How's the tracker, Scott?""Nothing in range," Yellowman replies."Hey there's a sign over here that says 'Sewer Access!" Pot excitedly reports.
>>25822448Alright. Any evidence of Ed?Can anyone tell the caliber of the guns used here?Shine a light down the Sewer Access, see what's down there, I there's evidence of more fighting.
>>25822448Any shells or casings about? It might not be much, but we might be able to see if some exotic weapons were used here. If the signal that Ed set up was on a loop, there might be a computer console nearby that she set it on. Perhaps there are more clues on that computer?
>>25822507>>25822567Roll 4d100 since you have 4 looking.
Rolled 30, 93, 41, 10 = 174>>25822578Rolling!
Rolled 1, 88, 66, 85 = 240>>25822578In addition can we look for any active camera systems in the sewers?
>>25822633Yes you can.>>25822587"Plenty of bullet casings around... so whoever did this wasn't using the native gear," Scott notes, nudging a few shells with a boot. "High caliber, too.""There's an Ares Corp marking on this one shell," Charlie notes, holding up an empty casing.>10"Wh-wh-wh-what sort of calender IS this?!" Elyse exclaims as she stumbles across the workstation of a particularly lonely worker.>93"We found a working security station!" Fat calls as the others slowly make their way to the three tiny aliens, who hover around a monitor bank that is still active. Fat pushes a few buttons and the screens flicker back to previously recorded times. He presses a few more and a handful of cameras activate in the sewers. One of them just barely shows two sentry guns swiveling on its left border.
>>25822846Which area of the sewers is that camera with the sentry guns? Any indication of Xenomorphs or other racers with the cameras? And look for a map of the sewer system.
>>25822846Ares Corp? That's a Shadowrun corporation, isn't it?I hope that Six-Slash Sam didn't think to get some revenge on Ed. Especially with all the Xenomorphs faffing about. Those sentry guns are going to be murderous in such a tight tunnel, but with little other means of transportation, it might be safer going through there than in the streets.
>>25823006Yes, Sam uses an Ares Predator pistol. Either he came and tried to kill Ed, or Ed hacked his cyberware and used him as a combat doll.
>>25822920"Does the computer have a map?" Scott asks."Let me see... yep! Here!" Fat says, tapping a few more keys and bringing up a large map of the sewer system with a few red dots on it. "The red dots are the active cameras.""Can you isolate the camera with the guns?" Scott asks."Let me see... Yes! That one.""Area D-13... Got it," Scott murmurs, tapping the screen where the only remaining red dot is after they wink out one by one. "All right, give me a minute to figure out a route there.""Looks pretty q- wait, nope," Charlie says, looking at some of the other monitors. "No sign of any of the other racers, but there's a few aliens still lurking around. Most seem to be streaming towards the other side of the city.""The gate's not that far, I think. Just about twenty minutes walk," Scott reports, looking back from the map."If we keep up our pace, we might be able to get out of here before Conti manages to bring in whatever he's trying to bring!" Elyse says, brightening.
>>25823052Alright, let's get going. Since the Xenos are on the move, they'll show up on the Motion Tracker. Let's get a move on; if the Xenomorphs are moving, then the game may be nearly over.
>>25823169Yes, I dun wanna be nuked!
Rolled 89, 65, 100 = 254"All right, I'll keep sweeping with the tracker, but we've got to move," Scott says, opening the door to Sewer Access and revealing a dirty concrete room with a narrow vertical tunnel equipped with a ladder bolted into it.>>25823169Sorry for the delay.Roll 3d100 please.
Rolled 50, 25, 71 = 146>>25823596Oh god, those opposed rolls will fuck us completely.
>>25823623On the bright side, MetaOP's luck is turning around!
>>25823672That's not good when he rolls for the enemies!
>>25823623They're not opposed."It smells!" Elyse complains as a wall of stench hits the four as they descend into the sewers."It's sewers!" Charlie laughs. "Nice lookin' dame, but could use a few more coins in the slot machin-Ow!"Charlie rubs his head after getting smacked on the back of it by Elyse. He glowers at her."What was that for?!""I know what you were getting at! Slot machine!" Elyse says. "You're a pervert!"Charlie bursts out laughing. "I was saying you were dumb, not easy! Whose mind is in the gutter now?""Wha-oh. Ooooh..." Elyse says, wincing as she suddenly understands."Now Elyse is the pervert!" Pot lightly adds in before squabbling erupts between the two."Great, I'm a playground monitor now," Scott grumbles. "People please act like responsible adults? We're trying to avoid face-rape here.""Responsible adults that avoid accidentally shooting their buddies?" Charlie asks."Yes, re- Hey, shut up!" Scott scowls. "Anyway, keep quiet and follow my lead. If we play our cards right we can sneak through this whole mess.""Hey, card metaphors are my deal!" Charlie protests."...Just shut up."
>>25823898>Encounter rolls: 89, 65, 100.With careful use of the motion tracker, Scott is able to lead his team through the maze-like sewers while avoiding most of the few nested or patrolling aliens not scrambling to heed whatever invisible call they hear. What few aliens they cannot bypass they quickly and quietly eliminate with plasma, pulse, and divine fire.There is a bit of a scare when a group of warriors drop from the ceiling among the group, but Elyse's new skills combined with the adrenaline boosted shooting of Scott and Charlie make short work of them. Several times the group passes large groups of slain aliens, indicating the struggles of past racers.At least twice they encounter blast doors left open, big animated smilie faces where the computerized lock's readout should be. In a windfall, they discover a discarded smartgun rig with a 500 round drum left at the site of a particularly large battle. A pair of humanoid-shaped holes let in light from the surface.>Gained Smartgun>The Smartgun cannot miss or strike friendlies. Rolls only determine whether or not it manages to hit a critical area.Only after five more minutes of tense creeping since finding the smartgun does Scott hold up his hand to stop. The gentle mechanical swiveling sound of activated sentries can be heard from just ahead.
>>25824078Scott, use the Mirror we got to look around the corner. The mirror should be small enough to not trigger the sentry guns.FFP, see if you can get a IFF ping from the sentry guns to see if the IFF beacons on our comm sets in the Marine/SWAT helmets will be accepted by the guns.
>>25824218If that doesn't work, Elyse could cast a barrier spell while one of the guys tries to snipe the guns. Or some sort of reflection barrier so that the turrets will ping themselves.Do we have any grenades left?
>>25824262We have 8 frag grenades left.
>>25824218Scott uses the mirror and looks around the corner with it. The robot sentries are indeed the ones by the gate, because Scott can see the gate directly behind them. Not to mention his card is pulsing in the way that indicates the proximity to the gate."Uh... No?" Fat Fot Pot says. "I mean, there's no way for me to tell with the gear we have with us. If we had like, a really good hacking kit or something...""I could step out and see if they fire at me before heading back to cover," Elyse offers. "I'm pretty sure they won't be able to kill me right off and I can just heal the wounds."
>>25824297That might not be the best idea. If those sentry guns are meant to put down Aliens, then they're probably going to put out an absurd amount of rounds per second. If we really wanted, I guess we could get a long stick or something and stick one of the SWAT helmets on it, then use that helmet-stick to see if the guns will fire on it. We could also try our luck with tossing grenades around the corner using the mirror as reference and seeing if that'll knock the turrets out.Yellowman, how far are the turrets down there from your estimate? Think you could lob/bounce grenades that far down?
>>25824297Use the crowbar to dangle Elyse's helmet around the corner to see if the IFF works. It's safer.
>>25824434>>25824454"I can lob a grenade down there, but let's try this first," Scott says, pulling out the combistick and putting his helmet on it. He slowly dangles the stick out into the hallway and moves it around for a bit. The sentries do not fire."Well our helmets are safe at least," Charlie remarks.
>>25824507Alright, Elyse, cast a barrier field and step out.
>>25824581Roll a d100.
>>25824686Elyse surrounds herself with a shimmering field of light and steps out into the hall. The sentry guns do not fire. She advances all the way to them and they still do not fire."I think we're good, guys!" she calls back.
>>25824707They might be programmed to fire at the BACK of the racers instead of the front. We may still want to do the Combistick-helmet test at the other side of the guns just to be sure.Although, if Ed was here first, she'd probably hack the turrets to ensure that they don't fire on her as she passed. It might have been general enough of a hacking job to only target Xenomorphs or ignore human-sized targets.
>>25824707Alright, have Elyse come back, and have the Luggage and FFP stay close behind her so that they get both protected by her field and her IFF covers them. Then have everyone go up to the portal.Scott, you think you can deactivate the Sentry Guns and put them into the Luggage?
>>25824757>>25824787No matter what you do, the guns do not fire.The group finally approaches the guns as Scott gives them an inspection."They're bolted to the floor, but I might be able to deactivate them if someone else can get them free. Let me try."Roll a d100.
Rolled 100>>25824826I've got a bad feeling about this.
>>25824878Despite the odds being heavily against him, despite the sentry guns being specifically designed to not be susceptible to hacking attempts, despite the myriad of safeguards built into them, Scott Yellowman hacks deep into the sentry gun's computer systems and reprograms them.Elyse just cuts the bolts with her sword.>Gain 2 more Sentry Guns and 1000 rounds sentry ammunition.>The difficulty for this roll was 90.>Scott gains two free skill points in Computers/Hacking.
>>25825180Well then.I think that's it for this world. Make sure that the pulse rifles are loaded up to 94 bullets, no more. Then let's go through the Portal.
>>25825180Great job, Yellowman!Proceed carefully down the hall and get to the portal. Beware of other racers waiting in ambush or other things in wait. Be sure that everyone has their helmets on.
>>25825304>>25825283Stage Complete!Skill Points Gained: 10Stat Upgrades: Strength OR Health, Willpower OR Charisma, Intelligence OR Dexterity, Dexterity OR Perception, Intelligence OR Perception, Perception OR Wounds, and Leadership OR Wounds.Elyse still has a new skill to assign.
>>25825399Does that 10 Skill Points include the 2 skill points in Computers/Hacking?
>>25825399Here's my suggestions.Skills:+3 Starship Pilot+3 Engineering/Repair+4 Investigation>STR or Health+1 STR>Willpower OR Charisma+1 CHA>INT or DEX+1 DEX>DEX or PERCEPTION+1 DEX>INT or PERCEPTION+1 PERCEPTION>PERCEPTION or WOUNDS+1 WOUNDS>LEADERSHIP or WOUNDS+1 LEADERSHIP
>>25825399We should put points into things we need.+3 Longarms/Rifles+1 Pistols+3 Heavy Weapons+2 Investigation+1 ThrowStats:+Health+Charisma+Intelligence+Perception+Intelligence+Wounds+LeadershipElyse:"Practice Makes Perfect"Through gaining experience in combat casting, Elyse is able to cast spells that she has experience with much easier.Spell types (fireball, healing, scrying) which Elyse has used at least 3 times previously can be cast at an additional bonus of +25 on top of Spellcasting skill.
>>25825589Continued>Elyse Skill SuggestionsClearcaster: Upon using this skill, Elyse can ensure that the next spell she casts will always have a minimum degree of success. (Clearcasted spell cannot fail; however, rolls can still dictate how powerful it will be).Divine Insight: Elyse gains two more castings of Divine Magic spells and two more Tech castings.
>>25825418No those are on top of that.
>>25825752Clearcaster is too powerful given that the limiting factor of Elyse's spell system is that more powerful spells are harder to cast. With that skill, you could just use it and then cast "Kill All Other Racers" or something.If you make it a skill where the spell cannot critically fail and gives a large bonus, say +20 or so, then it would work. Three uses a session sound OK?Then again of course you still have the previous options as well.
>>25825806>>"Kill All Other Racers"Suddenly Kubo-tier trolling, "I was never actually a racer."
>>25825763Then I shall update the skills now.I'll also begin counting up ammo used.
>>25825806Ah, right. Didn't know that the Divine Magic was a flexible sort of spell. Here's the re-worded skill:>ClearcastingUpon using this skill, Elyse ensures that the next spell she casts cannot critically fail. Said spell also gains a +20 bonus.
>>25826021Make clearcasting remove critical successes too. Or maybe you can reword it as a super-gamble skill: Increase crit ranges. Make it much easier to crit fail as it is to crit sucess.
>>25826121>ClearcastingUpon using this skill, Elyse ensures that the next spell she casts cannot critically fail and gains a +20 bonus to the dice result. However, the spell cannot critically succeed either (max dice result of 80, plus bonus).Or here's another version if we're feeling lucky:>Wondrous RecallAfter casting a Divine Magic spell or Technique, Elyse has a chance of casting the spell/tech for free. However, more potent Divine Magic spells will be harder to recall.
>>25826326I'd prefer to keep the critical success for the Clearcasting by making it limited to 3 times per session. We're unlikely to use it that many times in a single session.
>>25825763MetaOP, how much ammo was used during the trip from Sub-Station Sewer Access to the Portal?Or did we recover enough ammo from the battle site where we got the smartgun that we effectively used no ammo?
>>25826572>>ClearcastingUpon using this skill, Elyse ensures that the next spell she casts cannot critically fail and gains a +10 bonus to the dice result. However, Elyse cannot gain additional Skills or Traits from a Clearcasted spell crit. For a skill that can be used 3 times per session, I think +20 might be a bit much, given the flexibility of Elyse's magic.
>>25825806Oh, MetaOP! I just remembered! Did we get the Predator Racer's Racer Tarot Card?
>>25826619>For a skill that can be used 3 times per session, I think +20 might be a bit muchWell, the way it was worded here >>25826326Clearcasting could be used as many times as she has spells, just that she can't crit succeed.I don't think it's overpowering at all, especially with our rolls like they are.
Another question, MetaOP:Is Elyse's Mag capped at 10 Charges? Or does its attack merely cost 10 Charges?It'll mean the difference between her currently being at Charge 1 and Charge 2.
You float along with Yellowman, Charlie, Elyse, and Fat Fot Pot in the same dark sea you usually do after completing a world. The same voice as normal greets you."Congratulations! By completing that world, you're almost done with the race!" the female voice says. An image begins to form then dissipates.""We are having trouble transiting to the next stage. Feel free to take a breather while this problem is sorted out!"
>>25826626I completely forgot about that. I guess you did search him.It's the Chariot.>>25826844It's capped at 10.>>2582660240 10mm caseless rounds.
>>25826887"That was a nasty place, though I can only imagine if it's near the end of the race then the next world is going to be worse."Hey, how long are we going to take a break? If it's 8 hours, we should get some sleep."FFP's Sap reset at today's session start, didn't it? We should probably have them use both Sap uses on Charlie, then have Elyse heal up herself and Scott with Techs and Spells, then have Elyse sleep in the Magic Sleeping Bag.
>>25826958Man, no Survivor or Dumb Luck Points?We're going to be so screwed.
>>25827017Oh right! 2 of each, actually, are restored.>>25826965All abilities are restored when you enter the next world, and you can use the Bedroll to heal someone for another Wound.
>>25827094Right, but I'm just saying that we started this session and Fat's 2 uses of Sap were reset, and we haven't used them yet.We should use them during this break so that they're reset when we get to the next world.There's no telling how much of a beating we'll take, and there's actually a lot of damage to heal.Charlie and Elyse both need 2 Wounds healed each, and Scott needs 1 Wound healed.2 uses of Sap on Charlie, 1 Tech heal on Scott, and the last Tech use on Elyse, and she sleeps in the Magic Bedroll for the last Wound.Then when we get to the next world, all abilities reset and we're fully healed.
>>25826965The voice pauses."You may rest for nine hours. No time will pass outside this pocket plane. Targetting data restored."An image of a great Gate with many statues around it appears in your mind's eye."Find this gate and pass through it! You shouldn't need to leave the city you arrive in for this. Have fun! Leave when ready by mental command!"
>>25827265Ah dammit, the FMA Gate of Truth?I hope we don't have to activate it and it's already prepared."Scott, this could be easy or really, really bad news. It'll all depend on where in the timeline and which series we are, but we may be able to get through this okay if we can get some soldier's uniforms. The key will be to avoid the Homunculi."
>>25827265>9 hoursAlright, then we can enact this >>25827204That'll heal everyone up and we'll be able to get some sleep and restore all abilities.We should be able to pawn some of the gold coins off to get local cash, and buy some things to repair our Ablative Armor and Charlie's SWAT Armor.
>>25827345Roll a Lore check.
>>25827515"Yeah, I know. I'm actually fairly familiar with Amestris, though I'm no specialist," Yellowman replies. "The Gate of Truth... if it's not already summoned somewhere... wouldn't we need to find someone to summon it for us? None of us are alchemists.">Crit success: Yellowman will autopass most Lore checks for the next Stage.
>>25827618>needing to summon the Gate of Truth"Well, like I said, it would depend on where in the timeline we are."If we're near the end of the series, we just have to hide and sneak in after Edward while avoiding the Homonculi into the sunken city, and go through the Gate then. Or if it's when they're kids, wait until they try to revive their mother."Anyway, the Gate looks like the one from the 2003 FMA anime, and not the 2009 version/manga.
>>25827204You enact this plan to heal everyone to full health.>>Vignette Spacer: OP is too tired to write one properly now, but this is a good place for a vignette, and will be revisited later.<<Are you prepared for the next stage?
I believe so. If Scott were to acquire a book on alchemy, would he be able to use it?
>>25827790Assuming that everyone slept, and we'll get to come back to this point later for more character development, I suppose we're ready.
>>25827841It isn't known, but you certainly don't have the years it takes to learn alchemy.>>25827845The pocket plane fades away at your mental command and you wake up in what looks like a dark alley.
>>25827886FFP, scout the area a bit.Scott, what time of day does it look like?
Rolled 86, 80, 43, 21, 10, 18, 23, 53, 70, 76 = 480Testing the dice seed.
>>25827886Elyse's paladin armor has repaired itself, hasn't it?That's what I put down, anyway.
We need to finish up selecting skills, stats, and abilities before we get into a fight.My vote is for >>25825700for all things.
>>25827918"It's really dark out, and it's definitely winter," Scott says, shivering at the sudden change from Californian heat to Amestrian winter.>>25828037It has.>>25827918Roll a d100.
Rolled 76>>25828361>>25828421That was embarrassing. Try that again.
>>25828430Fat-Fot-Pot buzz around for a bit and when they return, Fat and Pot say in unison."This city is huge!""We didn't see any traces of other racers yet, but like the last place, that doesn't mean much when the city is this big," Fat says."Oh! We did see a train station, though... and it looks like there's a big fortified building at the center of the city," Pot replies."And most of the city is lit up with streetlights!" Fat says. "That's good, right?"
>>25828799Calling it for the night. Next session might be tomorrow, possibly picking up from this thread again if it's still around. If not, probably Tuesday again.
Taking into account that we need Repair to do engineering as well as to fix our Ablative Armor, I propose this skill layout:+3 Longarms/Rifles+2 Heavy Weapons+2 Investigation+3 Repair/EngineeringWe still have the SULC, and now we have the Smartgun, so we should increase Heavy Weapons, and we need Investigation for this stage because we need to learn where in the timeline we are, and to track down Edward Elric to find the Portal.I really want to get these skills locked in so that we can use them when we start the next session.