No one is sure how the Fall came. Its been to long and there are just so many stories with how it came tumbling down...too bad its all true. Now however a groups are coming out. People are trying to rebuild despite the horrors or difficulty. Its a time of new beginning and its time when a certain group shall arise. First to five votes is chosen. Free heads up when I punch I don't pull back. Also I am a sucker for dropping hints and tips they can remain viable for quite some time. Brought to you by former A.I. EDE.
>Megacorp Remnants: You are survivors whose ancestors were valued employees of a Megacorp. As such you high supply, low population, high manufacturing capacity, good research capability, and low war capacity.>HQs, Megatower, Private Bunker, Fortified Township>Government Remnant: You are the descendants of members of the some sort of government, as such you have a decent population, decent amount of surplus supplies, decent manufacturing capacity, decent research capability, and decent war capability.>HQs, Garrisoned Tower, Government Bunker, Fortified Township>Military Remnants: You are the descendants of one or several paramilitary groups. As such you have low population, decent supplies, poor manufacturing capacity, poor research capability, and excellent war capability.>Garrisoned Tower, Military Bunker, Military Base>Think Tank Remnants: You are descended from Corporate or Government research elements, possibly both. You have average population, poor supplies, average manufacturing capacity, great research capability, and poor war capacity.>HQs: Garrisoned Tower, Private Bunker, Research Facility>Survivors: You are descended from the people who survived despite the hardship and without becoming horrors to boot talk about lucky. You have high population, excellent supplies, poor manufacturing, average research capacity, and poor war capacity to start.>HQs: Fortified Township, Tower, Nomad(may move to better location)
>>27723884>Mutants: You are descended from the monstrosities that arose during the chaos: Extremely tough and hardy, penalty to population and population growth. Are allowed to start in wasteland and are immune to most diseases, poisons, and heavily resistant to radiation. Can experiment with many things to unlock mutations(be inventive/creative). Suffer from penalties to breeding and rep. low population, average supplies, average manufacturing, poor research, excellent war capacity. >HQs: Military Base, Research Complex, Lair>Bandits: You are descended from the evil fucks who did whatever the hell they wanted.. Average population, low supplies, average manufacturing, average research, good war capacity.>HQs: Prison, Military Base, Spire>Robots: You are descended from surviving robots who figured out how to reproduce(build) and controlled by A.I. Low Population. Poor supply. Good manufacturing. Average Research. High war capacity.>HQs: Military Base, Research Complex, Factory.>Tribals: You wonder around place to place. Unlike others you got real good at flourishing in many locals without what many others take for granted. High population. Average supply. Poor manufacturing. Average Research. Good War capacity.HQs: Cave Complex. Ruins. Nomad.>other: state your suggestion will post stats
>>27723914You may vote for terrain(CHOOSE) and civ type also hero options will be given once choices are done(heroes give special bonuses as well as perspective). A hero can only do 1 action pure a turn. Also feel free to come up with fluff/ideas including factions/civ types it may even be used and you may get a bonus out of it too boot just make to include it in a vote or plan.>Survivors get a bonus to salvaging and survival actions. >Tribals get bonuses to scouting and Guerrilla warfare. >Remnants start with a Tech specialty and gain a special unit because of this>Government Civ is balanced but doesn't excel at anything till late game.>Military civ is poor at Manufacture and Research early game but starts with a fortified base and lots of weaponry and trained personnel.>Mutants get access to 1 free mutation(make one up) plus unnatural endurance thus can survive in areas that would kill normal humans. Unfortunately they suffer from a severe rep penalty(humies fucking HATE you, bandits don't like you and other mutants may see you as competition) and breeding issues. >bandits have the special ability to auto upgrade their forces thanks to their life style(other factions have to spend resources AND a turn to do so bandits just do resources) however they are unable to make their own supply(must raid or something) and suffer a reputation penalty. *WARNING* white knight choices will be vetoed you are EVIL, but that doesn't mean you can't be smart/clever about it *WARNING*.>robots cannot produce without resources as they do not breed. Suffer rep penalty but do not suffer the weaknesses of the flesh.
>>27723865Damn it hate it when image turns out tiny.In any case first to 5 votes is chosen. Feel free to come up with ideas/fluff. Which may warrant a bonus and I will post stats for them.
In 'light' of the fact, that the area is known to be poor in resource I would like to propose a faction that is not reliant on resources to a large or even small degree, and is highly efficient at turning even minute amounts resource for almost all their basic needs.But imagine if you will, a chip the size of a pinhead that can project a solid holographic computer interface. A ring that can be fitted on ones finger that can project a holographic image of a laser rifle. Then imagine that holographic image synthesizing into a real deadly weapon. Or a small machine the size of a briefcase that can project a field of shields and solid energy into a tank, a plane, or even a buildingThis is Aduro Industries.>Megacorp "Aduro Industries"Aduro Industries and Umbra Corp, as one can expect of such named companies, shared a bitter rivalry that spans well before the fall. Always regraded as equals, even at their peak, their rivalry had great influence on the economic world. Where Umbra Corp specialized in biological research, often shady or ethically questionable at the time, Aduro Industries specialized in technological research and in particular, energy research. They were rather more public with their works, often doing many fancy PR stunts (when the president's daughter was afraid of the dark, Aduro industries invented a bed made of LIGHT for her to sleep on [sadly to say it was kinda "hard and lumpy", and she found she couldn't sleep when it was too bright]), another instance was inventing flowers that perpetually glow. Instead of streetlamps for parks, entire gardens of these flowers were grown. You wouldn't believe the shitstorm that happened when we invented "lightsabers" (not exactly, but they work the same and are close enough). Aduro Corp often proclaimed the glittering shining cities of light of the pre-fall world their creation (but to be truthful, the mega cities would've also been unsustainable Umbra Corp's without discoveries in the meidcal and biofield).
>>27724093Their greatest achievement was to be the first "resource independant" company. Though this was a bending of truth, they were still a company whose assets were 90% energy based 'light material' over actual material assets. They labaled themelves "synthesizers" or "generators" over a manufacturer. Rather than purchasing resources for production, they generated energy from natural sources towards energy mass production. What little solid material they needed, which to other companies wouldn't sustain their factories for an hour, they valued on their ability to efficiently to only need tiny amounts of solid material in their technology. One company motto is "light makes right". The less heavy material used, the more energy, the better. They found out how to make 99.99% efficient engines (losing energy to waste heat in your reactions? You're not using an Aduro Industries engine!). Recyclying and maximizing eficieny from even the smallest resource is so embedded in the culture, wastefulness is a sin in the corporate cult (more on that later). Their ability to reverse the formula E=mc^2, and turn mass into energy even up to fall vehemently angered the scienfitic community.The oldworld Government was interested in their energy research. Lasers tanks (tanks made of LASERS), microwave satellites, these were small fry . They competed directly against Umbra Corp for government contracts, often savagely (fucking Umbra Corp, stole one of OUR reactor techs to invent a monster that can turn meat and plants into something as powerful as nuclear energy). At it's peak, it planned to unveil a generator that "drew energy from outside the known universe". Itcould make any reaction end with have MORE energy than it started with. Sadly, before they could, the end of the world abruptly occured. Since the fall, much knowledge of that particular project was lost but ever since the numerous remants have been vying for even a shred of proof of its existence.
>>27724144One such remnant, ours, would hail from branch which had completed the "Mentis Industria" project. More importantly, is "Mentis Industria". It is based on oldworld and recent experimentation into the wavelengths and energies of the human brain (originally designed on the idea the human brain can function as a passive batter["using it to wake coma patients? That's Umbra Corp talk!"]). In effect, they have discovered a way to artificially and technologically replicate the 'hivemind' that is more commonly found through biological mutation. This means that mutation is not a prerequisite for joining (however the same consent rules apply). Psionic users are therefore dependant upon both mutation and personal willpower, and as such numerous CEO's ellected throughout the industries post fall history have been traditionally powerful mutants (though there have been exceptions of highly psionically active humans). Although some humans still form part of their ranks, a vast majority are mutants whose bodies have learned to adapt to the, often toxic to humans, energy that pervades the facility.Some concerns about Mentis Industria is that it seems to be influenced by the so called "otherworldy source" of energy. Rumor has it several other hiveminds . In particular, the terrifying late Memor or the Think Tank remnants of vault 101. Personally this is a load of baloney. Even if it were so, look how much good the otherworldly source did for them? The Memor achieved their goal of being the most reviled species in the world, their name is a word that has largely replaced "evil" (why do people joke about them being after 'peace and prosperity' again?), and the Think Tank remnants of V101 are smart motherfuckers. Surely the otherworldy source will lead us to glory.
>>27724093I support this.
>>27724175>Possible traits>"Light makes right" - Maximized resource profit. This is a company that is built on a foundation of using the least amount of material resource, in fact often having little material resources at all, in favor of generating or synthesizing from energy. Not bullets, but lasers. No metal plates, but shielding. However, though the issue or resource has been replaced by the issue of generation, and though there is fuel to be had anywhere there are limits and imrpovements to be done. We are not the oldworld powergiant we used to be, but we strive to back there get there.>"We sell energy and energy accessories" - Nuclear, plasma, lasers, chemical fuels, explosives? You'll never find anyone with the better of that type of tech than us.>"A hologram not" - The ability to use vast quantities of energy to solidify holographic images into functioning models via Bose–Einstein photon condensation. >"Material synthesis" - A company that specializes in reversing the mass-light equation e=mc^2. In theory though we can replicate any material we find, but more exotic substances requires vast quantities of energy.
>>27724216>"Set blasters to BLAST" Energy Weapons/tech bonus and creations. The government didn't contract us to make lightbulbs (well actually they did that too but that's beyond the point. Did I mention we have lightbulbs that didn't need to plugged in or charged to anything?). We have the ability to research weapons that make the railguns, tesla coils, and gauss cannons of other factions look like toys. Nuclear energy? That's so 21st century. In addition, where Umbra corp made creations of flesh. WE created sentient beings of light, heat, radiation, and elemental energy.>"Sheilds up". Bonus to shield technology. We INVENTED shields. Even our shields have SHIELDS. We have tech shields that absorb certain types of energy and use it to channel them. Around the time of the fall the issue of radiation affecting our employees (whether by vicinity to reactors or fallout) was solved by creating shields which absorb it naturally like a sponge to poweritself. Since the fall we were some of the few to enjoy a great deal of human population even amidt the most harshest enviornments. Not even the government had/has access to our shielding tech.>"Children of the Sun." The Sun is worshipped almost as a diety in the corporate cult, along with several other gods of light. But to be truthful, it's use is far beyond religion. Here in the dessert, the Sun has been given the power to scorch men but ah, Aduro Industries technology can spongeup that glorious solar energy for untold power. In the day, we are strong."Aduro Industries, making your tommorow brighter yesterday."sorry about the lengthy dump, in retrospect this would've been better pastebinned.
i vote for Robotsbecause why the fuck not
>>27724093Umbra Corp became so powerful thanks to their formidable ability to their many connections and general shadiness which isn't even including their sucking up ability to governments ect. They originally started as a company mass producing the usual variety of goods. Basic nothing special back then they were known as Ali Family Company. Until one day they invested heavily and doing ruthless and even outright vicious hostile Takeovers countless companies got gutted or absorbed. People considered the company mad at first it seemingly came out of nowhere and it was believed about to die they thought Umbra could not afford it or make to many enemies. What they didn't know is that Umbra had many shady and government contracts which fueled this sudden growth and protected them. They became giant in medical, life, home, protection and even weapons technology. Basically they were who you went to if you needed lives saved or taken.
>>27724275Aw really, I could've known that earlier.If I change the company histories around a bit to match the real one, would you or is my idea blown out of the water
Rolled 34>>27724093Damn, you really put effort into that. Shit that is an interesting idea.Also fuck umbra corp>>27724273Robots are good too. Like hivemind, but not.
Rolled 78>>27724275Sounds like Black Mesa and Umbrella on roids.Anon's Aduro corp sounds a lot like Aperture Science. Huge scientific discovery out of nowhere, and then huge big business.
>>27724273Yes, robots have my vote as well.
>>27724330Clearly I must have done something right if anons hate Umbra so much. Especially considering the pathetic amount of screen time they got.
>>27724427>>27724273Fine, lets go with robots.
Rolled 85>>27724093Sounds interesting enough. My vote go to this.It would be a waste to ignore this, considering the effort.
Rolled 41>>27724427>>27724273I really like robots too, but>Robots cannot reproduce without resources>Poor supplyLast thread (the end of the Memor) the dice gods decided that this place would have a resource scarcity. If you can make a robot faction that doesn't need a lot of resources, than I'm good.
Rolled 45>>27724448Seconding that motion.
>>27724460yeaaaah. robots would probably be baaaad in when resources are scarce.voting for this.>>27724093
>>27724241Its perfectly alright ideas and fluff is always delicious. 3 votes robots3 votes Aduro Industries Mega-corp remnants
>>27724460Yea, a faction that's low on resources, resource dependant, in a place strapped for resources.Let's not kill the quest before we begin
>>27724460>>27724489>>27724494Just because it may be resource scarce doesn't mean its material(more efficient then resources but specialized) scarce.
Rolled 60>>27724093It's got my vote. Some nice fluff there.
>>27724489removing my vote from robots.
>>27724515Robots need either resources or the right materials to reproduce is what I am getting at. Many things are possible you just have to be clever about it. I like to give extra bonuses for cleverness.
>>27724515True. But last time we spent 20 chapters and still couldn't get access to materials from the mines.
>>27724552>Otherworldy gods>ever being cleverThere's only one of us who was the clever one, and he's not here right now.I think the vault 101 idea was his, it was also interesting. I wonder if he's made additions to it.
>>27724317Feel free to change it around as necessary.Aduro industries locked apparently anons really hated Umbra Corp[/spoilers]In any case please decide upon a tech special. You may only get one. You also need to agree upon a HQ.Also designed upon a terrain type(choose) and homeground.Below are homeground samples.Urban: Start with a large, gutted building with doors and windows boarded up, no reliable food sources.Rural: Start with a small farm, less hostiles nearby, few places to scavenge.Desert: Start with scarce water, scarce food, lots of space to build, more military and scientific locations nearby.Forest: Start with nearby game and plentiful wood, monsters lurk the forests.Island: Start in relative safety, fish are plentiful but irradiated, few nearby locationsMilitary Base: Start with small armory, reinforced buildings, old intelligence archives, MRE and ammunition stockpile, and tiny nuclear generator, but no reliable food source and attractive raiding target.Science Lab: Start with extensive underground complex, scientific material to speed research, and experimental surface solar farm, but dangerous things lurking in some deeper labs.Vault: Start with extensive underground complex, lots of raw materials, a geothermal spike, and a hydroponics lab.Prison: Start with small armory, reinforced buildings, ammunition stockpile, but no reliable food source and attractive raiding target.Feel free to come up with more these are basically where your HQ may be located in or nearby.
>>27724665>Aduro industries locked apparently anons really hated Umbra CorpOh no I loved what you did with Umbra Corp. All that time they were pulling the strings on the Memor.I just hate them for that same in game reasons.
>>27724665Is it possible to combine them? If so I say we go with Island Science lab and our speciality is shields and barriers.
>>27724692They also used you for experimental reasons and tried to exterminate you a time or two as well.
>>27724665>Vault: Start with extensive underground complex, lots of raw materials, a geothermal spike, and a hydroponics lab.Vault would be best suited for a Megacorp remnant. Lots of potential resources. We'd have a natural source of geothermal energy, and hydroponics grown from generated light.Also I don't want to live in the *excessive* fear of the ground rising up against us like last time. Not that I'm expecting peace and harmony down there. But that lab science bonus man. . .
>>27724730Your HQ can be located on island. Homegrounds are basically where said HQ is located in or nearby. Terrain is what surrounds it. If you wanted to you could even do a volcano(homeground) in the tundra(terrain) or something.
Rolled 12>>27724665>VaultWe need that geothermal ENERGY
>>27724665I'd vote for a Science lab, simply because it fits with the Aduro Industries things going on, nice fluff btw. Abit wierd but I like the direction. And because I'm afraid of the ideas that an underground complex would end up with us being besieged/locked in and FUN would ensure
Rolled 57>>27724764You're not gonna make that volcano explode now are you?I'm leaning toward Volcanic dessert or island.
Decide(vote) forHQs Megatower, Private Bunker, Fortified TownshipHomeground(gave some samples can choose that or other)Terrain(choose whatever)
>>27724665VAULTWe Fallout nowIs it a social experiment
>>27724832Megatower Science lab Island or possibly private bunker. But preferably megatower.
Rolled 78>>27724854Social experiment? Nay, a an experimental business venture.So basically yes
Rolled 4>>27724873Megatower Science lab IslandThis sounds more than a little awesome.
>>27724832>HQ>Megatower (dat shields)>Terrain. Volcanic desert>Vault
Rolled 51>>27724899Don't forget the volcano.>>27724908I'm leaning to this, but can take >>27724873
>>27724832Private Bunker Science LabRuralIdea being that its an on-ground research facility of no huge importance, but secure and out of the way incase of (back in the day) industrial espionage
Rolled 100>>27724923I wonder what kind of mutant would develop in that volcano.
>>27724944Oh, sweet merciful gods. Also, dat wasted 100
>>27724854>Vault>Social ExperimentOooh, can we be like a scaled up Universe 25? It was supposed to be a little mouse utopia, the results were... interesting. >"After day 600, the male mice just stopped defending their territory, listless mice congregated in the centres of the Universe. These gangs would burst into pointless and sporadic violence. Females stopped reproducing and even started attacking their own young. Mortality rose phenomenally. Roaming mice either attacked or attempted to mount others, irrespective of relation or gender, cannibalism and other acts of depravity consumed them. These were the feral ones. Then there were the ‘beautiful ones.’>The ‘beautiful ones’ withdrew themselves ever so quietly, removing themselves from the sick society. Solitary pursuits began to define them; eating, drinking and grooming among others. No scars on their back or hairs out-of-place, these mice behaved like a separate race. They saw the world through their narrow scopes, as they tossed, turned and tried to cope."
Rolled 31>>27724929Private Bunker Science Lab in a Rural place.With a volcano.
>>27725009Why not work towards MAKING a volcano?I mean, get enough power bumped into the ground, and shit will start to melt. Perfect logic incase we happen to be not-to-sane, perhaps some snacking on the medical stash?
Rolled 87>>27725000Aduro Industries, going with the whole efficiency complex, would probably take great measures against over population.Then again, it's not as if much of the post fall world can support something like that.
Rolled 30>>27725056Heh, if we get powerful enough we could.But the point of the volcano was to draw natural geothermal energy from the ground, rather than . . .whatever you use a volcano for. Energy is vital to our civ.
Rolled 38>>27724944Dice gods approved, linked to >>27724908.I'ma go with the will of the gods.
>>27725096Yea, we need the geothermal energy. So we must make us some geothermal energy!Does it make any sense, at all...nope?is it a fairly thematic for a not so sane post-apoc setting? Why the hell not, history is full of people wanting things for less reasonable...reasons...
Rolled 8 + 2>>27724665>Rural: Start with a small farm, less hostiles nearby, few places to scavenge.We do walking dead now and we shall name it Hershal's farm
MFW all the votes for the decided choices are more or less even. All hovering around 3-4 votes.
>>27725181I'd say, science lab guy btw, then you pick the one you think would make for the best story and lets get this partybuss rolling
>>27725260(as long that is a megatower island) nah really. just go with what would be best ^^
>>27724908My vote goes to this.
>>27724832Megatower HQ lockedHomeground Vault LockedTerrain Volcanic DesertHoly hellWhat is tech speciality? After that the game shall BEGIN.
>>27725445Shields and barriers
>>27725445In addition to tech specialty you may choose 1 trait you get as a bonus thanks to delicious fluff/idea.>>27724317Looking forward to that update anon(get another bonus).
Rolled 29>>27725445Shield, barrier and >"We sell energy and energy accessories" from >>27724241
>>27725498>may choose 1 traitCan we be fledling psychers?
>>27725445SHIELDS UP! would be the fluffy choice, tho the madman in me would like "Set blasters to Blast"...but shields gets my vote
>>27725498Anti-matter production. Aaaand there goes our energy needs ^^ (provided we can produce it effectively enough) and gives us a great weapon.
>>27725580To much, to high end. Doesnt mesh with the fluff so far. Also, to high end imp
What color do you want your faction to be on the map? Need to know for reasons.
>>27725653Blue-white, electricity. Energy. Failing that, yellow for the sun and the classical energy supplier
>>27725653Pink-to signify that it has soaked in the blood of our enemies
>>27725739!?We are an energy company, a research firm.not the jarheaded morons who gone rogue
>>27725759you are a nigger though
Rolled 49>>27725498Well, I'm going to be busy for a while. I'd love. It's mostly gonna involve the whole "ali Family Company" being "nothing special" to "hostile corporate giant" from before the fall how fast was their takeover?Also i'm going to see fi
Rolled 2>>27725653Gold (not Ghoulish yellow). Failing that, blue.>>27725786*I'd love to participate in the thread asap.
>>27725809You're a tad bit behind on this mate.
Rolled 67>>27725739Pink is traditionally zombies though.and Ironically, you would be sort of right concerning how Umbra Corp was white last time.
>>27725498>>"Light makes right" - Maximized resource profit. This is a company that is built on a foundation of using the least amount of material resource, in fact often having little material resources at all, in favor of generating or synthesizing from energy. Not bullets, but lasers. No metal plates, but shielding. However, though the issue or resource has been replaced by the issue of generation, and though there is fuel to be had anywhere >>"Material synthesis" - A company that specializes in reversing the mass-light equation e=mc^2. In theory though we can replicate any material we find, but more exotic substances requires vast quantities of energy.These seem interdependant. We're especially going to need them because we will not survive as a traditional manufacturer.
>>27725653Dark blue is fine by me.
>>27725920I second this to speed on the choices, and blue was my choice so aweome
>>27724216>>27724241>mfw such good traits, it pains me to choose one over the otherIn the short term, i think "Light Makes Right" would be the most useful. We'll have to conserve carefully. We can research the rest later.
>>27725952I agree to this.
Rolled 39>>27726008Et tu, Brute?
>>27725952Seconded. Hope the fluff anon comes back soon with the update for that second bonus.
Here is the mapSpecial Tech lock Shields- you have access to special forceshields and barriers. Special Unit- Smart Shielders(floats around and intelligently blocks/protectsTrait-undecided(make one up)Choose a heroScientist(option sacrifice trait unlocks mad scientist)Borg(trait sacrifice unlocks military grade)CEO(Trait sacrifice allows access to special connections)A.I. (trait sacrifice insures loyalty without 'reinforcement' and protocols)Other(make one up will give stats)Turn 1>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice5 resource pointsPopulation: 100Food: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower. Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives. Technology: Advanced Shields. Advanced Barriers. Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access. Power: Geothermal.
>>27726154>option sacrifice trait unlocks mad scientist)yes please!
>>27726154i vote A.I.
>>27726154I vote for trait "effective energy generators"
>>27726154>Trait-undecided(make one up)>>"Light makes right" - Maximized resource profit. This is a company that is built on a foundation of using the least amount of material resource, in fact often having little material resources at all, in favor of generating or synthesizing from energy. Not bullets, but lasers. No metal plates, but shielding. However, though the issue or resource has been replaced by the issue of generation, and though there is fuel to be had anywhere there are limits and imrpovements to be done. We are not the oldworld powergiant we used to be, but we strive to back there get there.
>>27726242Well yeah, this one if not effective energy generators
>>27726154Lets go for CEO, like a boss!
>Think Tank Remnants>HQ: Research Facility/Vault>Location: Desert One of the more daring Research-Vault experiments. Vault Praespero was meant to see what would happen when a population composed of mostly scientists was isolated for an extended period of time with assumed incompatible technologies. The Hypothesis was that the residents would divide into opposing sects of mechanical augmenters, and psionic-users. Instead, the population solved the integration problems in both technology and biology, and technology and psionics. They also temporarily turned their hands to political science after this quantum leap, and engineered a tech/psionic combination hivemind. Using their newly formed perfect democracy (this brand of hivemind allowing for individuality, but also sharing of memories/experiences through central hubs), they voted to keep the hivemind, but get back to the things they did best. The hivemind acts as an unsurpassed means of sharing scientific discovery among the community, and integrating new members does not have the normal psionic-sensitivity or mutation requirements. This miraculous step is made much less surprising when one is told that a brilliant scientist, known widely to rival the brilliance of the esteemed Dr. Volk, had been inserted into the lab on accident. He had recently faked his death to fool the assassins Volk would send at him for a while, and the experiment designers mistook him for an average scientist. Benefits:Tech specializations- Psionics, Bio-Borg TechnologyResearch Facility- Research bonus, Nuclear ReactorsVault- Geothermal Spike, Nuclear Reactors, Extra Raw MaterialsBorg Tech- Borg units are very NOT resource intensive, and able to survive in harsh environmentsPsionic Tech- Psionic technology was a closely guarded secret, having some of the only remaining Pre-Fall records on it is of immeasurable value
>>27726154Your Tower was built overlooking a lake(now of lava) that concealed a Vault. From which you emerged. Sadly being so far away out in the middle of nowhere greatly limited the amount of personal that was able to make it time before everything was put under lockdown. Tower is made up of 55 stories high. Rather squat by Pre Rift Standards but it was built to endure and protect. Equipped with Mass Production Nano beds.Highly Advanced Labs Shield Tech.Good Labs for everything.Beyond excellent infrastructure that both the Vault and tower contained(rather advanced too). We had massive stores of supplies which should last us a while. Security wise tower is rather decently equipped with armor plating and our most advanced shielding and barrier methods. As well as excellent lockdown capabilities especially in the Vault.
>>27726277psi techlets mind rape some fuckers!
>>27726277Fuck, I was too late and the cheese was chosen. Goddammit.
>>27726154We are a science section, so a SCIENCE-tist is my vote
>>27726154Action:Explore in all directions around our base. We need to know what's around us, co-ordinate this with watchers on top of the tower that makes sure that nothing sneaks up on our explorators atleast untill they are too far away from the tower. (and depending on how massive the tower is it should be quite far)
Rolled 57>>27726319Bah meant pre Fall standards. In any case luckily once we noticed the increased level of volcanic activity and realized the lava would take out our lake it was drained and stored underground for consumption.
>>27726319Choose hero (Trait Sacrifice): Mad Scientist
>>27726360Sorry mate. Yours was interesting as well and I had forgotten about it till now.But it's good to know the voice of reason is here.
Rolled 13>>27726319Well correction you have good labs in general. Again in any case you only get 1 action. Use it well. When you vote make sure to roll as well. We use 1d100s high is better. Crits do not allow the impossible to happen if CAN happen it does and you get a bonus as well.
Rolled 25>>27726373Yes, scout out our facility and areas and note the surroundings.Remember Ramona guys.
Rolled 83>>27726373Yeah this. We can figure what to do after learning about our lovely neighbors.
>>27726154Trait sacrifice: Mad Scientist.
Rolled 61>>27726400Bah, the voice of reason is irritated because we're going to lose people left and right by poor decision making and lack of loyalty guarantees.Anyway, I vote for scouting the surrounding area.
Rolled 21>>27726496We have a hivemind. Mentis Industria.Only difference is no mutation required.
Rolled 29>>27726437Hero lockedTrait used up.MAD Scientist available. The esteemed mad scientist who is obsessed with all things Energy Dr. Picli. Who one day randomly granted access and unlocked the vault freeing its inhabitants. Ever since then we reclaimed the tower. We still do not know however just HOW Dr. Picli pulled it off or even knew about this facility much less could get access.Bonus Research(specialized Energy like lasers and shields ect).Bonus Free SCIENCE Action. Ability SCIENCE-Who says you cannot do something because it is 'impossible' or even more commonly not the having the 'proper' materials.
>>27726559Add science action : Personal Shields for our men.
Rolled 68>>27726559I guess I'll save myself some trouble and start recording heroes now.Do we have a hivemind?>Basic 1Scout the surrounding areas. Use spotters atop our tower to coordinate the scouting and try and keep ambushes to a minimum.>Science ActionResearch into Thermal-Resistant personal scale shields. Because we're in the middle of a goddamn volcano.
Rolled 87>>27726548...Just realized you fuckers are ALSO mutants goddamn it. You may choose one mutation.Hivemind tech is currently unavailable due to taking the special tech shields.
Rolled 72>>27726656Hivemind tech unavailable, but we still have the basis of hivemind yes? (albeit no prophet and no overmind yet).
Rolled 21>>27726656Hivemind mutation then. Memor-style. I wondered why you let this cheese slide. Well you're stuck now.
>>27726656Extreme thermal resistance or Increased mental capacity, let our guys do the calculations of computers in their heads, yeah, lets go with increased mental capacity,
>>27726693I agree, increased mental capacity.
>>27726693I still dislike you. I'll be surprised if we're not building a lava-spewing deathcannon atop our tower by turn 3.
>>27726693>>27726721 thirding supahbrains
Rolled 20>>27726656It's technically not mutation.>>27724175>"Mentis Industria". It is based on oldworld and recent experimentation into the wavelengths and energies of the human brain (originally designed on the idea the human brain can function as a passive batter["using it to wake coma patients? That's Umbra Corp talk!"]). In effect, they have discovered a way to artificially and technologically replicate the 'hivemind' that is more commonly found through biological mutation.>Some concerns about Mentis Industria is that it seems to be influenced by the so called "otherworldy source" of energy. Rumor has it several other hiveminds . In particular, the terrifying late Memor or the Think Tank remnants of vault 101.Seems more like a sentient form of energy that can act as a collective medium for the will of the masses.Unless you want to make mutation a requirement for hivemind.
Rolled 55>>27726689Negative at the moment you can however take the 'psionic potential' mutation as suggested in the fluff. It would provide a basis for it.
>>27726726trying to build*
Rolled 84>>27726730Its not a requirement problem you chose tech specialty Shields. Meaning the special tech required for that is not available in this facility.
Rolled 3>>27726761You CAN choose to revoke the shield specialty in exchange for that psionic stuff.
Rolled 10>>27726726>>27726761Oh it's alright.>>27726690I second that. Increased mental capacity would be more useful after we get a stable hivemind going.
>>27726726huh, you do have a Point... with our Shields and barriers we could create a funnel leading into a energy barrier chamber in a lake of lava, if we then quickly reduced the size of this chamber it would be possible to make a giant lava cannon. I was just thinking of going the rule of cool way and make Knights that use personal barriers to become night invulnerable and then use 10m long molecule thick energy blades to slice the enemies to pieces. But the lava cannon is cool and entirely unneccesary asides from terraforming and landscaping purposes :D
Rolled 94>>27726729Fourthing it
Rolled 78>>27726836Sometimes I wonder about your sense of humor Shadowrise.>>27726828Can we get the full benefits of Mentis Industria (another name for Memor style hivemind)? If so I choose that.
Rolled 24>>27726828YES. Without a doubt, we need a hivemind (because we're so used to it and we're kinda in the dark without it).
Rolled 78>>27726853If you revoke the shields certainly. You will also however give up the mutation in exchange for psionic potential in your populace.
>>27726873>Revoke the sheildYeah, naw let's not do that.
>>27726853Don't revoke shields. Just take psionic potential and we'll research into making a hivemind later.>>27726873Keep our shield specialty.Mutation: Psionic Potential.
>>27726873let us not give up the Shields. The memor quest was really cool but let us try something a bit different this time. And barriers have soooo much potential :D (especially with Dr. Picli)
Rolled 32>>27726853Technically we're not even supposed to be in control.I have a feeling we're the otherworldly source>>27726873>>27726901>>27726902But shield tech is within our immediate research capability. Psionics are not (or at least more difficult). We've invented shields before.Plus, I really hope you guys don't plan to be needing the shields so soon. Planning to war already? (rememebr the war production penalty)
Rolled 47>>27726901Alrighty then, secoding this.
>>27726936Psionics are more difficult, but we will need the shields soon and there's no way around it. We're not planning to war, but the rolls mean that there are a good amount of monsters around, average zombies, and a bunch of rival factions.Believe me, I'd rather have gone with my Think Tank proposal, but we didn't. We'll need shields/lasers immediately for defense/offense, let's just hope that we can abstain from full-retard decisions long enough to develop a hivemind.
>>27726693Psionics were fun, but I say lets go with the increased mental capacity mentioned earlier.
Rolled 98>>27726936>>look how much good the otherworldly source did for them? The Memor achieved their goal of being the most reviled species in the world, their name is a word that has largely replaced "evil" (why do people joke about them being after 'peace and prosperity' again?), and the Think Tank remnants of V101 are smart motherfuckers. Surely the otherworldy source will lead us to glory.It's a possibility
Kinda boring that you want to repeat Hivemind but very well then.Mutation locked psionic potentialScouts return from exploring the outside the base. Basically they state it is fucking blazingly hot. At night you get crazy shifts between bone chilling and furnace sweltering. Other then that they report is largely empty. Granted off and on you can see some random ruins or wrecks but its kinda rare actually.Turn 3>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice5 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Mentis mutant(or whatever name you want)Food: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields. Advanced Barriers.Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal.
>>27727018Exactly, we could also find other paths to a hivemind, like a chip inserted into the brain/spine on our men to connect them to a technological hivemind, then it would also be easier to install firewalls, program in upgrades, create interfaces to our Technologies and be less subsceptible to psionic attacks, the 2 possible disadvantages with this is 1. Hacking is a posibility and 2. EMPs could be problematic.>>27727105 I Think with>>27727076the votes are in favour of increased mental capacity
>>27727105Correction Mutation is not yet locked as the debate continues.Same with specialty.So feel free to come up with mutation and mutant name.
>>27727105We just don't want the Civ. to end prematurely when we have our forces die in droves due to idiocy, then the rest desert.
Increased mental capacity locked.Speciality locked unless we get some votes in stating otherwise.Mutants need a name.
>>27727105>Basic 1Scout out our tower and vault, see what the ancients left for us.>ScienceResearch into thermal-regulating/resistant shields.
Rolled 49>>27727105Voting for psionic potential
Rolled 79>>27727105Action: Set up a metal extractor to passively siphon resources from the abudant lava. (let us actualyl set up resource production this time)science: offensive barriers in the form of LONG blades.
Rolled 88>>27727179Sorry, roll.>>27727177That's fine, I'll have a right good laugh when we have an even higher desertion rate when the uber-smart people realize how goddamn suicidal it is to stay with us.
Rolled 47>>27727179Seconding>>27727205Hmm, we'll have to be extra careful then.
>>27727177How about naming them philosophers? To reflect their increased mental prowess.>>27727205Atleast we have shields and an enviroment that would deter invaders. As long as we keep improving our Shields and don't get stupid we should be fine.
>>277272052 tips for that1 DON'T forget to check the water before diving in head first.2 Look for the Achilles heel.
Rolled 18>>27727177>The Enlightened
Rolled 53>>27727256Philosopher/Philosophae, or The Enlightened We fake 40k style latin now are both fine I suppose.>>27727265Oh yeah, and you and how many armies are going to enforce that?At least we have some people who learned something of caution from the death of the Memor here.
Rolled 23>>27727265Don't you mean1. Remember Ramona2. Don't hold fireworks in your hand>>27727272Enlightened works.
>>27727265I updated an addendum to the fluff to match more in line with the rise of Ali Family Co.. If you have any objections feel free to edit it or something.http://pastebin.com/u85xqFAP
Rolled 25>>27727272>>27727179Voting for these
Rolled 57>>27726154Are those ghouls to the west?Also do we get a line-of-sight bonus since there aren't (Tree's big enough to hide mobile forts) and a megatower? We can see big stuff coming much earlier now yes?
>>27727340Yummy fluff its so DELICIOUS. You get another bonus. >>27727179We did a review of the Tower. Many of the flours were largely abandoned. Things got interesting once we went beyond the Vault door and into the Tower's bowls. There we found crates of raw materials and the nanite beds. Specially sealed waste and a unusual nuclear generator. Up the top we found that officiously there were 50 floors. In actuality there 55. The hidden 5 floors contained labs and a computer servers. When we checked out the Vault we went passed the sealed areas...many of which turned out to be usually flooded with Lava and few others with water. We did however find hints that a part of the vault is connected to a cave system. Dr. Picli started looking into the thermal shielding. We got armor plating that can resist trick is making it so that shields can do it as well. With that we saw Dr. Picli fishing in the Lava Lake with shield units...Turn 3>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice4 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Mentis mutant(or whatever name you want)Food: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields. Advanced Barriers.Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. NuclearMutations: Mental Capacity>>27727530Radiation was detected there. Very high amounts. Entire region there is soaking in. The base itself is stewing in it and no words to describe the crater. You do indeed.
>>27727609Action: set up resource siphoning from the lava lakes.Science: Learn how to adapt the Shields to bend light, creating cloaking units.Am I correct to assume that we get bonuses to research/engineering from our increased mental capacity?
Rolled 30>>27727609What benefits does mental capacity grant us?How many turns does it take for a population increase?>Basic 1Set shields up to block off cave system entrances into the vault.>ScienceContinue thermal shield research. Gotta get these working before we can really do much in our area. Next we should work on radiation shields.
Rolled 4>>27727609Action: set up resource siphoning from the lava lakes.Science: Learn how to adapt the Shields to bend light, creating cloaking units.Am I correct to assume that we get bonuses to research/engineering from our increased mental capacity?
Rolled 82>>27727705Voting.Also what bonus do you suggest we take? (thank you fluff anon).
>>27727688Slow down there, we haven't finished thermal shield research and we kind of need that to go anywhere/do anything in the middle of our volcano. Also, we have a connection to a wholely unknown cave system at the base of our base. Let's lock that down temporarily at least, then scout it before we go about setting up any long-term resource collection devices.Don't want to get fucked by a broodmother zerg rush from below.
Rolled 67>>27727713>Action: set up resource siphoning from the lava lakes.This is an excellent idea pending we figure out if we have the capability or need the research>Science: Learn how to adapt the Shields to bend light, creating cloaking units.Also good, we could hide our base from prying eyes.However, first we must establish the saftey and security of our facilities. This means protecting from heat, radiatoin, tunnel incursion (tunnels again? dammit) and such.
>>27727609Also, if you wouldn't mind telling. How effective are our personal shields/thermal shields? Are they able to stop a bullet or dozens? Could our men survive a Quick dip in lava or just being near it?
>>27727754>>27727745True. let us go with that first, But I do Think we might have the Tech required for it atleast, If Dr. Picli was able to fish up lava with shield units we should be able to create a simple resource extraction system by funneling lava with barriers and then separating the different materials due to differing densities (just like how you extract oil/asphalt from crude oil.
>>27727722Bonus? Maybe "Legendary founder, diplomacy and/or trade bonus."On the other hand, I want to be as evil as the Memor were. Just smarter.
>>27727688Resources don't work that way. As their basically an assortment of salvaged materials. >>27727705Mental Capacity enhances the brain. Basically even the dullest member is at least as smart as your average person. 12 turns for a pop increase(mutant members do a real number on it).>>27727713Partially yes.>>27727758A personal shield can endure an half a clip of pistol fire before needing to recharge as an example. Yours can do double that. lava would fuck your men to hell and back. Even being near it would screw them over.
>>27727821I'd prefere pragmatic instead of evil.>>27727825Could we possibly set up production of these assorted materials from raw materials in the lava lakes? If we feed the raw materials to the nano-machine beds they should be able to produce various items from it.
>>27727825We don't have separate pop. timers for humans and mutants? That seems more reasonable.Would it be possible to set up /materials/ extraction from the lava, once our technology is sufficiently advanced? I'm presuming our tech is very far from being able to do that.Also, we need to work on developing advanced batteries quickly, so we don't have to bleed resources. We need to be able to recharge our shields, weapons, vehicles, etc.
Rolled 24>>27727821Trade.We're a busisness now.>>27727876Pragmatic evil is best evil. All in good business.Now now, let's not touch the nanites yet. We don't have an agent of Dr. Volk with us.
>>27727908Unlike the memor though, we're corporate remnants so we have protocols on hand about how to handle nanites. He's right in that eventually we should be able to funnel lava into them and have it broken down into raw materials, even if he's falling into his trope of wanting god-tier technology on turn 2.
Rolled 55>>27727949One can dream. Just be sure to keep 'your hunger in check' and everything will work out.
>>27727876You can construct metal objects easily and silicon as well. Plastics on the other hand among other stuff...>>27727889The humans and mutants interbreed like crazy is why. It should be even worse but you got humans.>>27727889Certainly.Shields already recharge themselves. It was a recent breakthrough that this facility is equipped with.
Rolled 32>>27727965>The humans and mutants interbreed like crazy is why.Dammit, that's genetic degredation of two species who function better independandlty. We need to set up proper eugenics policies in the future before everyone is this half mutant thing.
>>27727908I agree with this sentiment, We don't have the numbers to be truly agressive. No matter how technologically advanced we are.As for the nanites, I didn't quite follow the whole nanite catastrophy, but we are quite good with barriers, couldn't we keep the nanites in a well shielded room with barriers that kill all nanites that go through them and keep all our nanite activity there? I'm talking Barriers walls, floor and ceiling. This is if we can make selective barriers like that. Probably barriers that work in a wavelength that deactivates/destroys nanites
>>27727983No, the interbreeding improves the fertility of mutants, and adds the mental powers of the mutants. It's fine.
>>27728004>>27727983How about we wait a year or two and see the results Before we make any policies that might cause undue resentment due to breaking up couples etc.
Rolled 76>>27727993If possible we build a nantite test chamber over a lava pool.>>27728024True enough.
>>27727983If it wasn't thanks to that you wold of ended with horrific inbreeding as it Dr. Picli had amazing timing.
>>27728048The nanite beds are already secure enough, they were designed for holding them back in the days when people had access to a lot more information, and the nanites are specialized for production anyway so we don't need to worry about them.
>>27727705This is consensus, this>>27727722Is the roll.
>>27728151agreed>>27728156and lets not risk a bad roll after we have a good roll ^^ so please turn off rolling when agreeing so we don't risk a 1
>>27727705Barriers have been established blocking of the cave system. Things were a bit tricky to maneuver there however. Going to have to work out some the kinks.Thermal Shield Research continues. This time Dr. Picli's shield fishing use them as bait finally brought something back...somehow fished a monster. After that Dr. Picli used the monster(see dissecting it) and came up with a way to toughen the shield so it could endure heat. Not enough to go lava dipping or even get close but enough so our guys wont drop dead of heat stroke at least. Turn 4>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice3 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Mentis mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields. Advanced Barriers.Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal.Name for mutants are still undecided unless you plan to stick with Mentis default.
>>27728294Call them "enlightened" not mentis. That's the name of the hivemind overall (when we get there).
>>27728294Didn't we decide to go with Enlightened as mutant name? And are the pop updates every 4 turns?
>>27728330enlighened it is then. Pop increases every 12 turns.
Rolled 82>>27728294Basic 1>Work out the kinks to the cave defense barriersScience>Complete Thermal barriers to where we can at least walk around lava
Rolled 99>>27728294>Basic 1Set up a production run for and/or integrate the thermal shield tech into our units shields>ScienceContinue on the thermal shield research, we got past the alpha barrier now lets go a bit farther before the ADD of collective quests kicks in and we go after 10 different things at once.
Rolled 4>>27728294Action: Start setting up a defensive perimeter with protective barriers, Both to be used as walls and some to be used as killing tools as vertical barriers pulses that slices enemies that tries to encroach upon our territory in half.Science:Continue with the thermal research
Rolled 73>>27728381Retracting this for>>27728385This, and this roll
>>27728389We would need basic research to be done before we can make weaponized blade shields, get your shit together.
Rolled 7>>27728445Yeah. But he's got a good concept going.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8gfGhVL3qs
>>27728445not really depending on how the barriers work, if it works as a thin plate made of energy it should work with our current level och tech (seeing as it's also our specialized area of expertise)
>>27728498Depending of course.
>>27728385Sorta need a dice pool for assigning certain dice to said actions just to note. also Science requires a declared roll thanks if you want to go MAD. Thermal shield plating has replaced our current shield units. Despite the difficulty they all gut upgraded.Dr. Picli was seen in a lab tearing apart some shields and grabbed some supply crates set up a some shade and lawn chair straw hat and went fishing again. This time managed time around we saw Dr. Picli sent flying over the lake...Shields upgraded. Can endure being nearby Lava unless you get close. In which case it can only endure limited amount of time. If you fall in though your fucked.
Rolled 74>>27728559Turn 5>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice2 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Mentis mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(thermal+). Advanced Barriers.Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal.
>>27728559I think this is as Close as we should get to being able to be in lava for now. It's not like we'd be able to swin in it any way due to the density and the need to breathe with the fumes rising from the lava etc. Although we migth want to consider "snowshoes" for the future with the purpose of walking across lava... with airpurifiers and a bit better thermal resistance in the future we could probably walk across the lava with that thanks to the high density of lava.
>>27728641I'm thinking more along the lines of hovercraft than giving infantry the ability to walk (but subsequently also trip) on lava.Jeez, when I imagined volcano I had no idea we would be moving to mustafar.
Rolled 71>>27728586Action: carefully explore more of the surroundings while keeping Watch from the tower, make sure the scouting part is well armed, armored and careful. We REALLY can't afford any losses right now. (ps. when will the pop update be?)Science: Projected separator barriers, AKA cutting barriers to be used as weapons and tools, for everything from cutting a huge monster in half to digging a new tunnel.
>>27728691Remember the whole "EDE is a twisted genie"? That's what happens.
Rolled 77>>27728728Science roll>>27728691And of course we will go with hovercraft as well, but you never know when your infantery needs to be able to traverse terrain that others can't or if that hovercraft breaks down over lava and the crew has to walk away. Being able to effectively traverse the terrain around you is never bad.
Rolled 36>>27728770'strue>>27728728I see no potential disasters to this. Voting.
Rolled 23>>27728770Rolling for Mad Science! (we got a mad scientist so the action is a Mad Science action and requires a separate+declared roll for it)
>>27728864That roll you're linking to was the science roll :P
Rolled 65>>27728728Scouts explored the surrounding again. They claim to have sighted some strange groups of people and few packs of...something. They didn't know what and didn't get close enough to find out due to not being able to take afford casualties. Dr. Picli when heard about used a torch, some helium gas, laser pointer and a barrier projector to produce a crude model of of slicing barriers. Only problem is calibration. As when used they tend to either vaporize or have no effect at all. Thus it is MADNESS. Seriously though Picli didn't even use a lab just some stuff laying around in the hallway...Turn 6>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice1 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Mentis mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+). Advanced Barriers.Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
>>27728974>Seriously though Picli didn't even use a lab just some stuff laying around in the hallwayDo we have laser laboratories?
>>27728974>1 resource pointsNot good.So. . .any idea's? I knew it would come to this. Shame we don't have the matter synthesis/energy solidification specialities.
Rolled 26>>27729001Specialized negative.
Rolled 83>>27728974Riiiiight...Action: Have someone more stable wrap up the Separator Barrier Projector (henceforth known as SB-projector) research.Mad Science: Recalibrate shields to bend light creating personal cloaking fields.Next turn when we hopefully have cloaking shields and more weapons/tools we go scavenging more safely.
Rolled 37>>27729054Mad science roll
>>27729054Yo, we have a resource dillemma here.
>>27729083We have an even bigger Manpower dilemma, Before we send people out on risky scavenging missions I want them as safe as possible.
Rolled 9>>27729102Truth, but I was hoping . as is, they're going to be lugging the stuff (whatever it is) on foot. In addition to the dangers of lava traversal.It's too late for hovertech tho, and I imagine there aren't many other types of vechs (or any) at our disposal.>>27729054I would like to chance action 1 to scouting for potential resources to be grabbed and any potential hostiles or hazards along the way.
Rolled 80>>27729150I second that sentiment. Needs a better roll.Always scout. Especially since this place is supposedly resource scarce
Rolled 7>>27729150Honestly the way we're going to have to solve that is by going into the caves (which ought to be done next turn) or by extracting materials from the lava lake.And the situation isn't incredibly dire, we have lots of materials in storage. Oh, you guys might want to check out the 'strange nuclear reactor'. Hint, hint.
The quiet before the storm?
Rolled 91So what is consensus?
>>27729552>>27729054>Mad Science: Recalibrate shields to bend light creating personal cloaking fields.>>27729150>scouting for potential resources to be grabbed and any potential hostiles or hazards along the way.>>27729188This roll
>>27729552Consensus seems to be Action: scout for Resources and other interesting things. and Mad science: Recalibrate shields to bend light creating personal cloaking fields.
Rolled 47>>27729564Scouts when out longer this time. Samed old blasting heat. With the rare wreck or ruin. Spotted some strange creatures wondering around luckily our forces were near some ruins where they hid out...right above. Some slumbering creatures that looked as if the flesh was melting off their bones and skin was melted wax. Our forces beat a hasty retreat amazingly without waking them. If it could be called that seemed like they were sticking to the shadows awfully hard.Mad ScienceShields got Calibrated they can now slice on demand. Too bad it makes its rather taxing on the systems. Turn 7>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice0 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Enlightened mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+). Advanced Barriers(slicing).Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
Rolled 35>>27729669Action: use this new knowledge to scavenge safely.Mad science: Fix those cloaking fields.
Rolled 39>>27729733Mad science roll
Rolled 22>>27729733Hang on then, we've got to look at the situation. We've encountered monsters of unkown type on top of this before we can fix the fields we need resources.>>27729669Action: Dissect a single point of material into resourcesMad Science: Fix and apply cloaking fields to our scouts and scavengers.
Rolled 49>>27729762Mad Science roll
Rolled 12>>27729762I support this since I really don't see the difference between this action and my action :p except´the wording
Rolled 82>>27729789Oh nvm. I misread. you suggested using our stored Resources. I support it xD
Rolled 87>>27729762Going with this
Rolled 73>>27729762>>27729733We don't have access to cloaking technology what we did instead was fix some of the shields.
Rolled 20>>27729833Oh drat.Then change mad science to >Dr. Picli examine the waste storage and nuclear reactor
Rolled 3>>27729762You can't dissect material, that's the point.>Basic 1Attempt scavenging of outside, stay close to the base don't go anywhere where we know there's danger.>Mad ScienceDevelop Cloaking Shields. (we ought to have the materials for this, being a shield-focused tower-research facility.)Next turn, or whenever we have basic cloaking technology, we need to send scouts into the caves. It's likely Alede put the materials we'll need to continue on down there.
>>27729847Nonononono. Let us NOT put a deranged scientist to tinker around with a strange nuclear reactor.how about we instead have him try to stabilize the the cutting barriers?
Rolled 32>>27729855Actually this seems the most reasonable.
Rolled 62>>27729855I support this.
Rolled 64>>27729855Heh, left my d20 on. Oops.
Rolled 8>>27729870They are stabilized. They slice just fine. Their taxing to the system but that isn't a problem thanks to the tons of supply for spare parts.
Rolled 55>>27729855This. The rest are to risky.>>27729870Is that Shadowrise showing a hint of caution? Heh
Rolled 10>>27729870He's deranged, but he's not an idiot. Richard was a mad scientist too. He won't do anything to kill himself and us, his methodologies just aren't as strict as other scientists.
Rolled 49>>27729855Mad science>>27729909And hey, I was Always for caution :O it's just that I kind of missed 7 threads where shit went down and I didn't have all the information regarding psionics etc :p
Rolled 80>>27729931Whatever you say friend. Whatever you say.>>27729918What do we know about this guy anyway? He works for the company (apparently), but we should ask who he is.
Rolled 71>>27729918When tinkering with a nuclear reactor you need strict methodologies. Seeing as we don't seem to have any real resistance to radioactivity I'd prefere to have someone that won't possibly remove the shielding to easier look at the inside and see how it looks while still on and radiates our entire base with it.And if you transfere the rate Richard went through assistants to our population of 100 we just can't affort that kind of recklessness.
Rolled 100>>27729956We really should.Extra: ask Dr. Picli about himself>>27729977Mmm you have some points. It means we'll have to develop the radiation sponge shields later.
>>27729997Aw yeah, that is linked to an action.
Rolled 19>>27729977We're mutants (mostly), we have some pretty high tolerances to radioactivity and pathogens and etc. I wasn't aware Richard had a noticeable attrition rate in assistants. That aside, if you were worried about him not knowing what he was doing then we wouldn't have let him poor buckets of entropic virus and toss novakons into the Hellhole.And while I doubt this guy is a Dr. Volk, I'm sure he won't fuck around in ways that'll get him killed.
Rolled 10>>27729855>>27729918Richard was crazy BEFORE getting locked down you know where. Then he had that to him and then that....sane is quite simply not in his vocabulary. Teams when out scavenging near our base got hit by some packs of mutants. Bastards were tough our weapons didn't do much against them. Luckily we chased them off when we jury rigged some shields to explode. We suffered no casualties but failed to completely failed to find any resources...place has been picked pretty clean and there is the fact there it is scarce in the first place thanks to being a desert an all. Cloaking shields started work didn't go well. Instead we had some explosions occur and some Dr. Picli running out with a sparkly shield afterwards. Sing abouting lasers are blue and shields are red. Turn 8>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice0 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Mentis mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+). Advanced Barriers.Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
Rolled 6>>27730032Do you still do the "Highest of first 3 rolls" thing? Because that seems a bit harsh for a 64 or an 80. You know that the roll on this post >>27729855was with a D20 because I'm also participating in another quest and forgot to switch my dice right?
>>27729997Extra's count as actions right?If anything at least we can get an expansion of his capabilities.
Rolled 70>>27730048Did they also try the SB-projectors on the monsters? Just trying to figure out how effective they are in practice.Action: Scavenge using the information we got from scouting earlier to safely scavenge Resources with a heavily armed team that tries to stay stealthy and safe (that is the number one priority, if it's either get the Resources or stay safe STAY SAFE)Mad science: Get back to the cloaks.
Rolled 91>>27730111mad science roll
Rolled 88>>27730066Changed system plus your in a quite the hostile environment. Plus I did notice the d20 so I didn't include it. Otherwise it would of been a lot worse.
Rolled 38>>27730037>And while I doubt this guy is a Dr. Volk, I'm sure he won't fuck around in ways that'll get him killed.And if he does, we just got a shitty hand on our first hero.>>27730048Basic 1>Check the tunnels, watch out for hostiles, see any resources grab them but saftey firstMad Science>Have Dr. Picli examine the nuclear reactor and waste storage, and report his findings to us for further instruction on how we'd like him to apply them later.
Rolled 16>>27730111Scavenging is a "no". We'll have to use our materials for a while, until we get competent at war. So modify thusly:>Basic 1Look at the reactor>Mad ScienceGet back to the cloaks
Rolled 99>>27730149Mad Science Roll
Rolled 83>>27730166Sure, lets includude that change into >>27730111
Rolled 24>>27730149I don't like the underground (call me paranoid from the swamp if you must). I think we should stay the fuck out of it until we have cloaks.So let's modify thus>Basic 1Develop cloaking shieldsAnd keep your mad science and that >>27730172awesome roll.
Rolled 59>>27730218Alrighty then. I suppose what's down there can wait.I pray.
Rolled 70>>27730236yes we need to find out. But let us get the cloaking field up first, We REALLY have to be as safe as possible with our low numbers before going down there.
Rolled 34>>27730266 You're not the only one praying Really though, better we find out what it is later than barge down there unstealthily and wake the sleeping giant.Supporting this >>27730218
Rolled 91>>27730149>>27730149We checked the tunnels they seemed largely empty and look as if they used to be volcanic. Which explains why many of them were so damned toasty. Dri. Picli stated the reactor was an advanced 'purifier' reactor in that while recycling old fuel produces energy and creates a refined 'waste'. Turn 9>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice0 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Mentis mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+). Advanced Barriers.Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
Rolled 37>>27730349Sorry, refined 'waste'?>Basic 1Explore tunnels more>Mad ScienceCloaking Fields
Rolled 46>>27730349action: Have our people look into cloakingMad science: This one is also cloaking, we REALLY want cloaking.
Rolled 52>>27730419Mad science roll
Rolled 80>>27730349News we found ourselves visited by a traveling caravan offering trade. We have Advanced shieldsBasic armaments.Plentiful Supply ProcessingManufacturingAll in abundance(as an example you can always point out other stuff to trade)they have to offerFood WaterFuelWeaponry(basic and paramilitary mostly they even got some heavy weaponry as well)Info>>27730402Waste goes in....purified much more useful product comes out basically think enriched uranium tier.
Rolled 15>>27730457(Do we get that trade bonus?)Ask them for info on the local factions. What sort of paramilitary and heavy weaponry do they have?How many of our advanced shields (do we have) and would they demand for each of those things respectively?
>>27730457We sell some of our mid-tier shields and can hire out some of our processing power for information and any Resources they can spare.And whatever we do we can't let them discover how few of us there are or how poorly we'd be able to put up a fight asides from shielding our tower, I don't want word to get out leading to someone besieging our base.
>>27730457Hmm, how does this sound?>What we can offerProcessing and energy. We have manufacturing capabilities and generators. If you can supply the raw materials or bring empty batteries with you, we can manufacture them into useable goods (for a small cut of the price of course)>What we want1. Info on other factions in the regions and any resource rich locations nearby2. Weaponry - Anti monster variety, with a focus on stealth.
Rolled 81>>27730519Setting up a regular trade kinda deal sounds good. Sorta what I wanted to do with the Mining Pitt Glows Crews, c'ept that there was the swamp creatures in the way.Energy will be our biofuel.
Rolled 24>>27730496If you want info you have to trade for it user.Paramilitary is pistols, shotguns, SMGs, Sniper Rifles, Assualt Rifles, Machine Guns, explosives, and elemental weaponry. Heavy weapons include missile launchers, rocket launchers, and Cannons. >>27730519Silencers are at a premium a lot of people don't want to alert potentially nearby threats. Plus they tend to be quite rare.>>27730568"Energy is nearly as useful out here then good ol Fuel."
>>27730519I support this
Rolled 68>>27730600Ah forgot to mention they god surplas Guard Body Armour and Mk 1.5 Body Armor.
>>27730600>"Energy isn't nearly as useful out here then good ol Fuel."These people clearly don't know the value of ENERGY like Aduro Industries does.Curses, we let the world slip back into oil again. . .
Rolled 78>>27730634I blame Umbra Corp
>>27730600How would they like some shields for info?We've been working hard at man sized thermal shielding.
Rolled 52>>27730600How much for cold or electric elemental weaponry? Swamp monsters didn't like elemental weaponry, these guys probably won't either.How much for basic information on the factions around us?
Rolled 86>>27730683Hm depends on the 'info' in question.>>27730688"Heh elemental goes for premium especially around here. What you willing to offer?""Depends on what you be offering."
>>27730763Look around you my friend, and tell me what you see. An empty desert, flooded with hot molten lava, devoid of resources and fraught with monsters.Resources is what we need. Resources, and factions with resources. Factions with resources who might be interested in energy and manufacturing potential.That type of info.We have thermal shields and advanced shields. And we have the promise of offering our manufacturing capability to you should you need anything refined.
Rolled 67>>27730763We'll be offering some advanced shields that recharge themselves, and some advanced shields that recharge themselves that have some pretty goddamn good resistance to thermal energy. We'd also be willing to cut him a deal where we manufacture items out of resources he brings to us, he'd get a generous portion of the final price.We also have some almost weapons-grade radioactive material we might be willing to give him.
>>27730809We also have a lot of processing Power I would assume which might be useful. We might also want to consider spreading the word that we're looking for ablebodied workers.We have to balance the risks of employing people that might not be loyal with our accute need for additional expendable Manpower.
Rolled 68>>27730809hm one crate of each and I will give you that elemental weaponry of what type and kinds. For each crate of that you will hand me in turn. I will also offer some other product in turn as well. As long has its not premium anyway. Plus I will give info as free bonus. this time only as to celebrate our new relationship.
Rolled 43>>27730899(How many shields do WE have, EDE?)
Rolled 44>>27730929....a lot you got entire rooms full really. Or should I say a floors.
>>27730899>>27730964Hmm, most agreeable friend. Cold and electric elemental weaponry is what we're after.Tell you what, if you ever come back with resources we can turn those resources into as many shields you want (or whatever we can manufacture them into that you desire), and all we ask is to keep but a small fraction.
Rolled 56>>27730975"What do you want besides elemental weaponry then? Also what kind of info."
Rolled 70>>27730975This sounds good, but add:Enough crates to get Mk 1.5 Body Armor for our entire population, and a few crates of explosives.
Rolled 41>>27731020We want to know the names, friendliness, and general power-level of all the factions around us, also if they specialize in anything.
>>27731020"Resources in the region. Factions with resources. Factions with resources from near and afar who might be interested in energy and manufacturing potential (and you as our illustrious middle man will get a cut)"also>>27731034>>27731052
That feel when there are so many factions EDE has to writefag for 30 minutes to get them all.
Rolled 5>>27731052You got Wellton a settlement with lotsa water quite the trade hub around here. Base Urgsha to the north best avoid there they are quite hostile and mutants to boot. Base Ovmar to the west typical paramilitary fuckers heavily trained and armed. Happy to offer their services as mercs. Considering they are the best around they can subsist of it despite lack of resources. Careful though they like their borgs. Etozade Tribe they are nomads don't know how they survive out here but they do.Know there are some survivor groups in the city.Town Oakshire ruins houses some hardy survival types. Watch out though these hardcore fuckers even deal with zombies and ghouls readily. There are some old bunkers and vaults laying around. Don't know whats in there though. They don't talk much unlike you guys. Must say caught us by surprise that you came out of your nice tower there. There are also some research complexes scattered around. Problem is they got all manner of nasty things lurking around them never could get close. That is what I know about. Those are human factions and the except for the mutant one. >>27731075People are much more concerned about food or water. If they not concerned about that by some miracle they are concerned about fuel or protection. What you got may be good but its not much use around here overall.
Rolled 58>>27731299You need to choose your questions more carefully you just asked about know factions not threats or anything else. Also actions would be good to know.
>>27731334(Can we ask about threats now?)>Basic 1Explore the tunnels more, this time equipped with new body armor and cold elemental weaponry>Mad ScienceStealth Fields
Rolled 39>>27731369Forgot to roll.
>>27731300>People are much more concerned about food or water. If they not concerned about that by some miracle they are concerned about fuel or protection. What you got may be good but its not much use around here overall.Well we DO have hydroponics.>tfw no Dr. Claire As for water if we can get a steady supply of oxygen (from the air) and hydrogen (from. . .the volcano? Waste?) we have the energy potential to start synthesizng water via electrolysis.That's it! We get the caravan to offer us hydrogen fuel, we manufacture water via electrolysis, and we sell that water and everyone gets a cut.
Rolled 100Action: start setting up this>>27731414Mad science: get back to the cloaking fields
>>27731436Ah yeah, dat 100 + bonus to trade.Votan, not gonna screw up that 100
Rolled 83>>27731334"free tip if you ever get in a fight with Urgsha mutants or any other real nasty fucks the only bastards around here who can handle them are Ovmar Borgs. Problem is their expensive even by Ovmar standards to hire but better broke and dead or worse.">>27731369"you got mutants, zombies, ghouls and Monsters besides the stiff competition for resources what is NOT a threat?"In any case there are 3 big FUCK YOU RUN FOR YOUR LIVES areas. Stay away from the military base far the west its know around here as Base Rott its been overrun by ghouls.The central city near the volcanoes is Zombie central. Problem is one of the few places still got real amount of resources that haven't been largely stripped...for good reason. The volcanoes are the third one the only thing worse then the lava and toxic ash it what thrives there.">>27731436FFUUU
Rolled 54>>27731436AAAW YEEEES!! THE FIRST 100 OF THE QUEST!!!also mad science roll
Rolled 19>>27731414...you sorta already got a ton of water especially once the lake drained same with food.>>27731436Oh boy 100 for a mad science cloaking fields...Alright this gunna be good.
>>27731414Well, we've got a lake underneath the magma, but we oughtn't tap into that for trade. We need a reliable method of getting hydrogen, oxygen can be gotten from the air.Also, we're in a volcano. We might be able to set up a system for producing fertilizers.
>>27731495>...you sorta already got a ton of water especially once the lake drained same with food.>>27731508>>We need a reliable method of getting hydrogenAnd now, thanks to a well times 100 + trade bonus, with regular supplies trade with caravans for hydrogen fuel we'll start manufacturing and selling even more.We don't even have to sell it ourselves, let the caravans act as middle men.
Rolled 5>>27731533In all actually it's very easy to convert most any fossil fuels into hydrogen. And we and the caravans have that in stockpile too.
>>27731588Turn off your dice before you roll a 1 please.
>>27731588Though natural gas is most efficient to become hydrogen.It's a good thing we happen to be sitting on a volcano, a perfect endless source of natural gas.
Rolled 36>>27731495"Hydrogen fuel? Come to think of it there are those old storage tanks...no one has ever used it except for the dead bandits really with their crazy ass zeppelins. Hm to figure out how to transport it though. Ah I will look into it. We would make a fortune we could break Welltons virtual water monopoly. In any case though since this is such a good deal everytime I come around I will always give you a cut in resource points. Heh if it pans out there should be plenty to go around. You got anything else to trade?"Dr. Picli developed the stealth shields best part is unlike other stealth shields these babies regenerate their battery AND offer protection. Shit Picli even figured out how to make invisible barriers...which explains why I can't seem to find the door on the damn tower. Keep on hitting an visible wall or something. Goddamn it didn't have to make the tower invisible...Turn 9>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice0 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Mentis mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+, Stealth+). Advanced Barriers(cloaked, slicing).Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
>>27731608Alright. So we start siphoning natural gas from the volcano to convert to hydrogen, and with regular hydrogen supplies from the caravans, we synthesize water through electrolisis. Give it to the caravans to sell, so as to delay the inevitable backlash against the Welltons (can they pretend to be getting it from far away?)
>>27731651>You got anything else to trade?Only a hand to shake and our heartfeldt trust. It's been good doing business and it will be great to do more my friend.Aduro Industries looks forward to continued mutual benefit.
Rolled 71>>27731651We're good on trade for now (we don't want other people getting our stealth-shields) Tell him to just come back here if he can see our tower or not.>Basic 1Go scout out the tunnels, using our new body armor, elemental weapons (don't use them, just have them, cold primarily), and stealth shields.>Mad ScienceSet up a means of getting natural gas. Finding any given hole in the volcano that has gas blowing out of it should contain shit-tons.
Rolled 54>>27731744Supporting and rolling.
Rolled 17>>27731651Action: now that we've got an awesome cloaking tech we should scavenge and get some needed Resources.Mad science: I know this isn't really his field... but could we try to solve our pop problem through cloning? If we're to link it to barriers we could link up two barriers, have someone walk through the first which would store the information from the one passing through and then phase it out again from the other barrier with matter that was added to it (this most likely won't work but if AIede feels like it :p)
Rolled 33>>27731744VotanGood thing we're experts at fuel collection
Rolled 64>>27731766There are no resources to scavenge, okay? There aren't any. They've all been picked clean and the rest is a desert.
>>27731778T.T fiiine.Supporting this>>27731744
Rolled 60>>27731778There are you just have to sorta roll high...and if you roll to low you get to look forward to nasty surprise beyond failing to find any.
>>27731766As in digitized copies + energy-mass synthesis cloning?Sounds like a far flung project to look into when we have the time, place, and resources.
Rolled 47>>27731806Sounds like there are better ways to go about it to me. If we get plentiful food and plentiful water set up we can probably just get some humans from the surrounding towns to join us out here, boosting our pop.
>>27731828Well I was thinking more along the lines of Immortality. Store a hero's copy and when they bite the dust, we construct a carbon copy (literally).Take THAT umbra corp. We can do cloning too.
>>27731806Exactly. ´But if Dr. Picli Thinks it's feasible I say we try it soon, Cause right now our low pop is our biggest problem. But it would be really difficult to do, maybe it would be easier with nanites integrated into it.>>27731828Yeah, that would be the easiest way. But we have to make sure to have a good vetting programme, or soon the tower will be overrun with people that doesn't neccessarily agree with our agenda that outnumbers us 500 to 100 or something.
>>27731860 This would also be a potential benefit IF we get it to work, which is sort of a long shot. Buuuuuut if we do manage to research some kind of neural interface where we can store our heroes conciousnesses it's more feasible. (and then we could also put them into robot bodies if they die!!! or have 10 dr. Piclis working on a problem in 10 separate simulations :o
Rolled 69>>27731860Umbra Corp has super human clones. You just get ordinary ones in that by a very convoluted and complicated method compared to theirs.>>27731766Do you really want to do that for Mad Science? Its extremely complicated and hard to do.
>>27731926Yeah, but this is all far away things to do. Focus on the present.Also multiple heroe's breaks the game. I would suspect there's a reason they haven't cloned 10 jenny's. Just. . .don't touch that.
Rolled 65>>27731944Yeah no, >>27731744We're going for fuel collection (natural volcanic gas)
>>27731944Nah, disregard that :) maybe further down the road.for now we're going with>>27731744
Rolled 40>>27731961Lets just say it didn't end well even with Umbra Corp cause there is such thing as fate and its a fickle bitch. Cloning including the memories is basically trying to rip Fate off...
Rolled 62>>27731744Scouts in the tunnels state its...empty. Nice and toasty though they claimed to find some veins of minerals and even gems. Lucas meanwhile claimed to see something in the corner of his eye. While a few others swore they head something slithering. We found a vent...to bad we don't have any resources to do anything with it. Well besides huffing it anyway which Dr. Picli is doing. Turn 10>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice0 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Enlightened mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+, Stealth+). Advanced Barriers(cloaked, slicing).Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
>>27732072Oh great, giant snakes guarding treasure troves. LovelyNah, it's probably something else entirely.Come to think of it, shouldn't we have the capability of setting up laser trip wires to detect any movements while we're not down there?
>>27732127I think you mean giant snakeholes.
Rolled 38>>27732127Don't have the resources for it though.
Rolled 40>>27732072Action: Seal off the tunnels further off with several layers of barriers so that we can start extracting the riches later, Set up the barriers under Heavy guard and full stealth, between each layer of barriers and outside them set up slicer barriers that will be activated if something tries to breach the barriers to cut the offender to pieces. (some alarm would also be nice)Mad science: Improve the slicer barriers.Also, is it just me that gets strangely excited from the thought of our men marching out armored in Shields, with a extra powerfull barriers shield in one hand and a long slicer sword in the other? Just like the knights of old..... Probably just me...
>>27732207Oh yeah, right.
>>27732072What exactly do we have in our Materials: Plentiful(supplies)? Anything that can be used for construction or research? If not we should just really scout around our area and more thoroughly look through our base, guys.>Basic 1Set up forcefields at choke points in the tunnels, preferably where we have access to the ore veins but nothing else does. If there are too many branches then just reinforce the entrances at the vault.>Mad ScienceLook at the computers/other super secret stuff on the secret 5 floors of our tower.
>>27732219see >>27732207resource issue.Unless we use the shields we have in stock.Looks like we'll either have to keep searching, wait for the return of the caravan, or go on a diplomatic drive.
Rolled 91>>27732245Sounds good. Roll for mad science.
Rolled 58>>27732245Voting for this
Rolled 34>>27732245Supporting with the addition of slicer barriers added to be able to deter or kill threats that tries to break the barriers.
>>27732336Presuming we have those in stock of course
Rolled 32>>27732245You can deplete the supplies if you want be aware though that they basically are made up of spare parts, weapons, goods, and so on. Force-fields have been entrenched in the tunnels as requested.Mad Science. Stuff on the computers are locked up tight. We were able to browse some of the stuff but it was mostly basic research notes on portals, info about the company, and grudge war with Umbra.Turn 10>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice0 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Enlightened mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+, Stealth+). Advanced Barriers(cloaked, slicing).Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
>>27732423>Basic 1Scout around in the tunnels some-more some-more>Mad ScienceImprove on the slicer-shields, so they don't wear out our units. (resource scarcity guys, it's shitty)
Rolled 33>>27732423Action: Scavenge in one of the locations we think there might be some resources. The safety of our men is of utmost importance. (we're starting to need Resources guys)Mad science: Improve the slicer barriers.
Rolled 17>>27732455>>27732522These seem to be mutualReally not much we can do till the caravans come back with much needed relief supplies.Rollan.
Rolled 38>>27732455Voting for this, rolling for in general.
Rolled 35>>27732455Mad science roll
>>27732544>>27732588>>27732600Man, the dice gods aren't pleased this month.
>>27732628atleast no 1s
Rolled 79>>27732455Our forces sent into the tunnels got ambushed...somehow whatever it was got passed the forceshields. No one made it back.Lost 6 troops.Mad ScienceAction denied not enough resources.Turn 10>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice0 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Enlightened mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+, Stealth+). Advanced Barriers(cloaked, slicing).Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
>>27732676action: Scavenge, safety first.Mad science: continue working on unlocking the secrets of the 5 secret floors.
Rolled 61>>27732676Well.>Basic 1Look at the Reactor, try to unlock its secrets>Mad ScienceLook at the Reactor, try to unlock its secrets
Maybe we could go to the city and see how the survivors are holding up?They seem to be the least potentially hostile.Maybe they know where to find resources, in exchange for food and water and shelter we can offer (it's so good not to be a pariah).
>>27732676also, how did the corpses look? were they chewed on? half melted? burned? shot?
>>27732738>Implying corpsesNone came back anyway.Bet there weren't even smears.
Rolled 18>>27732738There was nothing left user.
>>27732717Honestly, we don't really need additional Power right now. and I'm not sure wether we even have plutonium/uranium/thorium etc to fuel it, And the byproducts of it doesn't seem really worth it right now.>>27732754Right, was there any blood splatter or scorch marks? Or did they just simply vanish into thin air?
>>27732717Which reactors though? We know most of them, and the one we didn't was a fuel purification system.>>27732728We could do a little bit of exploring. You think the stealth shields will keep them safe that far?
>>27732787See, we sent people down there and nobody came up to tell us what is down there.ANd it's not like we've tapped into the surveillance systems yet.
Rolled 53>>27732753Pretty much.>>27732787It was completely clean we do not even know where they got hit.
Rolled 55>>27732811In any case does anyone got any good images/art for a thread image when I begin a new thread?
Rolled 65>>27732676>Basic 1Prep our scouting team for their first long range mission and put the stealth shields to the test. Go to the city, find survivors interested in joining or who might know resources.>Mad ScienceHave Dr. Picli go lava fishing again. Maybe we might find something interesting.>>27732838I'll look for something
Rolled 33>>27732902Roll for mad scienceOh and here's an image
>>27732902Replace the mad science with finding out the secrets of the 5 secret floors
Rolled 26>>27732914This is a good one>>27732902This with >>27732923 this modifier
Rolled 86>>27732914That's a really good image.and clarifying our new actions>>27732941>>27732923>>27732902>ACTION: Prep our scouting team for their first long range mission and put the stealth shields to the test. Go to the city, find survivors interested in joining or who might know resources.>MAD SCIENCE:find out the secrets of the 5 secret floors
Rolled 43>>27732981mad science roll
Rolled 95>>27732981I really hope that 100 to stealth shields was worth it. Vote.
>>27733065With that roll? Indeed we should xD
Rolled 78Well hopefully we don't lose more men.
>>27733258>And they were all eaten by cannibalisitc survivors to the last
Rolled 36>>27732914hm yes unless another anon brings up something even better then that this will work just fine.>>27732981Scouts when on a long term mission into the city. It wasn't easy our scouts barely by passed several mutant packs, some zombies, and even monsters. They made it though somehow. There however their luck seemed to run out when some monsters found right when their shields ran out of juice...until a figure showed with no armor and sole rifle blew them apart and turned stated and said."Why howdy its good to know that I er Jack I think it was am able to welcome you to City Jalko. Once a popular place for fun and recovery now a baking hellhole and oh don't worry about them buggers come in from behind me it would be most rude of me to allow travelers get attacked on their first time to the city. Must say."Our forces did indeed find some survivors willing to join. The offer of fresh food and clean water was something they were most eager for...only the more desperate were willing to come though. As the others were still suspicious. Especially considering the mutants. We did find a small family of Gral mutants willing to join and we had are blessed with the guide for our first time in the city. However next time we want him it will cost us. First time is a freebie. order the scouts to do anything else or take direct control?If so choose one.Scout force is 4 mutants and 1 human. Scout Leader Jarva MRepresentative John HScout Medic Jaine MScout Engineer Mark MScout Sharpshooter Molly MAcquired 25 Survivors willing to make the treck5 mutants Gral.
Rolled 37>>27733333Mad Science "Unless you get me resources to allow me to try and break the system I can't do Jack shit. Either way though you would be risking on whatever is on the files contain and god knows whatever the booby traps are" So said Dr. PicliTurn 11>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice0 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Enlightened mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+, Stealth+). Advanced Barriers(cloaked, slicing).Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
Rolled 19>>27733333> order the scouts Resources. We need resources. This city is bound to have some, even if its just scraps. Find them, and try to bring some back on the way home.Saftey first of course.
Rolled 4>>27733333Order the scouts to try to set up some kind of trade agreement with some of Citizens, we bring water and high tech Shields, they give us Resources.>>27733356>Action: scavenge, safety first (we can't really do anything else until we get some resources)>Mad science: Let Dr. Picli do whatever he thinks would be beneficial and possible with our resources.
Rolled 3>>27733424Mad science roll
Rolled 65>>27733424>Order the scouts to try to set up some kind of trade agreement with some of Citizens, we bring water and high tech Shields, they give us Resources.Whoa, first off lets wait till we have water (and not from the lake). Secondly, we've already offered that and the only ones willing have joined.
Rolled 24>>27733356If the scouts have any extra shields then give one to Jack as advance payment for his services when we come back.Then just have them come back. We don't have the resources to maintain all those survivors out there.>Basic 1Scout the tunnels more more more>Mad ScienceLook at our nuclear reactor more more moreNot like there's anything else we can do without resources. Not like we can scavenge for resources without getting murder-raped either.
Rolled 31>>27733333>Basic 1 + 1 turn scouting hireScavenge for resources>Mad ScienceHave Dr. Picli use the gathered resource to finally begin collection of natural gas.
Rolled 95>>27733408According to our guide the city is pretty well stripped. Sorta what happens when you used to be one of the only places with decent resources in an area largely devoid of them.>>27733424"We sorta got that sort of deal already with the merchants already plus they don't charge resources. That shit is hard to get almost as hard to get as food or water..."Suffice to say they are not impressed.
Rolled 28>>27733457No, the only ones willing to move across the wastelands to join us have joined, There was no talk about setting up trade caravans etc.
Rolled 23>>27733505> There was no talk about setting up trade caravans etc.Yeah, let's not but into the territory of our hydrogen supplying friends.
Rolled 41>>27733499This place isn't the Marsh you know...which despite having hellish amount of threats had resources laying goddamn everywhere.
>>27733522>.which despite having hellish amount of threats had resources laying goddamn everywhere.Only now do we get to appreciate it.>mfw we already had tanks at this pointWell, at least this place is relatively peaceful. For now.
Rolled 4>>27733499The tunnels that are host to the creatures that have already killed several 6% of our men? how about we leave that for now, and whats the Point of looking at the nuclear reactors?>>27733501supporting this
>>27733545O.o 3 of my last 4last d100 rolls have been 3, 4 and 4....
Rolled 19>>27733501Mad science roll
Rolled 24>>27733541I don't just get why you try salvaging. Its out there and the threat levels isn't NEARLY as bad as marsh.
Rolled 17>>27733545The point of looking at our nuclear reactors would be being able to make nuclear reactors or nuclear bombs using all this weapons-grade uranium we have lying around.The point of exploring the tunnels would be to figure out what's down there that can penetrate our shields. The entrance, if you'll recall, is secured by shields.
Rolled 62>>27733591Well, we keep trying and coming up empty handed.But try again we shall.>>27733501Voting
Rolled 6>>27733615That is due to scarcity you have to get a good roll to find anything. If you get a bad roll you get a nasty surprise. Averagish rolls results in nothing either way.
Rolled 96>>27733642Your nasty surprises are even nastier when we have less than 100 people. And I don't even want to know what a critfail would do with so few people.
>>27733642>If you get a bad roll you get a nasty surprise.It's that part that kinda puts us off.But begars can't be choosers. And we at least have stealth shields to act as a buffer.
>>27733600The whole getting by our shields was most likely due to them just ambushing them from another path or hiding in wait. But if we get reports of monsters getting past our barriers protecting the base then we will search. For now it's just a risk and sink of manpower we can't affordAnd lets not get into nukes just yet, We don't even have a delivery system or are able to make warheads.>>27733591I've been trying to advocate scavenging but people keep saying no :(
Rolled 36>>27733501No resources were found our scavengers almost got hit HARD but the shields saved them allow them to make a quick getaway. Dr. Picli used three words "need more resources."Turn 12>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice0 resource pointsPopulation: 100(25 human 75 Enlightened mutantFood: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+, Stealth+). Advanced Barriers(cloaked, slicing).Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
Rolled 11>>27733674You say that, and I hear "let's not look into something productive yet because instead we should tell our scientist to do things he can't do without resources."
>>27733716Hey if we can reverse engineer the reactors into a mass synthesis machine I'd be all for it, but even if we make some bombs are we gonna sell them or something?As is, we're still waiting for that blessed caravan to come back.
Rolled 88>>27733688Scouts indicate over radio that they discovered some interesting structures...a Megatower in the City. Two in fact. They would like to know how long we want them to stay over there. Event We have detected some strange mutants creeping out of some crevices near the lava dragging in monsters they fished from the lake.
>>27733688You should maybe consider updating pop :) especially with the newly arrived survivors.>Action:Scavenge, safety first.Mad science: Do whatever you feel like that would be helpful to us and is possible with our lack of resources.>>27733716If he couldn't even poke around among the computers in the secret floors without resources do you really think he can tinker around with creating nukes etc? They aren't even useful for us right now.
>>27733786Tell them to head home with anything useful they could readily get their hands on.As for the mutants we should find out more about them, have some stealthed scouts follow them and see what we might learn.
Rolled 25>>27733786AND for some reason Dr. Picli charged at out the tower with fishing equipment, shade umbrella, and lawn chair towards the mutants then started debating with them over the finer points of Lava Monster fishing. Fucking Mad Scientists....
>>27733786> They would like to know how long we want them to stay over there.However long it takes for them toA. Determine if there are no resources and bring them homeB. Not get killed>We have detected some strange mutants creeping out of some crevices near the lava dragging in monsters they fished from the lake.Any visuals?
>>27733836Make sure he writes down some tips, you never know if we'll need to catch something.
>>27733836Well... maybe we should send someone more stable to talk with them.
Rolled 38>>27733794It's not creating the nukes that we would be getting at, it's doing the ground-floor research that would let us making them later, but hey whatevs.All that aside, there's never a time when having nukes isn't useful.
>>27733876Well, the time where you don't know how effective your shielding is and you don't have a delivery system would probably count as a time it isn't useful.
>>27733876>it's doing the ground-floor research that would let us making them laterOh come on, we're Aduro Industries. Nuclear power is supposed to be cakewalk.But if we have a little relearning to do I'm sure going back to the basics isn't bad. But I wish it would give us resources.For now we can just scavenge everyturn one hope we win the crapshoot everynow and then.
Rolled 8>>27733825Scouts who snuck up heard them argueing over the best ways to gut a Lavora and debating the best bait. While arguing over what is better using rod and hands for fishing.>>27733839Certainly Red skinned with giant devilish horns they are also bald unless you consider they have ridges hair. As they age their skin darkens. Thick nasty claws of their feet and hands. They white of their eyes are ashen grey while the blacks of their eyes flicker with the light of the damned. Their blood is black and boils. >>27733839Scouts indicate resources are scarce unless your a Corp. They are willing to trade things that others would never want for some reason. We know its because they have the facilities to recycle it. Both towers are willing to deal. One offering general merchandise another offering medical help and more exotic stuff. After that they are on their way back with the new recruits. When they offered a shield to Jack he refused stating the first time is free.As for talking with the mutants what do you wish to ask them. We got some the poor souls in customer service to use if necessary. They are always oh so expendable.
>>27733972>As for talking with the mutants what do you wish to ask them. So you guys are our neighbors eh?Why do you take those monsters can come down to our place. It'd be right neighborly for us to share dinner together. We have fruits and veggies, pretty tasty with meat. And water.Let's start off on the right foot.
>>27733972Lets first ask the mutants about themselves and share a bit about ourselves, build up some goodwill with some gifts of a shield and a few other things that might be useful, nothing much of anything though, Then we see how they react and take it from there
Rolled 27>>27734014>>27734019These sound like excellent idea's.>mfw human bandits used to mean insta war>these guys look like demons. "Let's invite them to dinner"Never change guys.
>>27734036It's proper form to make deals with devils. All the big business are doing it.
>>27733972>Both towers are willing to deal.Is that to us or is that to Jack and his crew?
Rolled 61>>27734053>inb4 a sharply dressed one with a mustache is their leader, and we sign a contract when/if we ally
Rolled 97>>27734014...They looked at the Dr. Picli for guidance who only asked them how they cooked their food.>>27734019We are the Lavoka we come down here of and to fish otherwise we would have to climb down into the bowels of the volcano for something similar. >>27734078NeitherJack is survivor hero who works as a guide for the city. His skills are highly prized his services are most expensive.
>>27733972We should try to make a deal with both the towers, We could offer different things depending on what they need, Everything from shields, information and uranium etc.
>>27734102One can hope.
Rolled 88>>27734159Hm funny part is that the females tails actually look like that the males have a much thicker/larger version.
Rolled 25In any case actions?
Rolled 8>>27734142That's not how businesses work. They're interested in shit-tier dirt-cheap junk because they (like us) have nanite beds that can break that stuff down and use it to make more valuable things.They, like us, like everyone around here, aren't in the market for finished goods.
Rolled 25>>27734214Okay, so while Dr. Picli prepares a meal.>Basic 1Yet another salvage run. Maybe our guys are getting experience and getting better at it>Mad Sc-well, I'd imagine Dr. Picli will be busy.
Rolled 78>>27734235Yeah, pretty much
Rolled 1>>27734214>action:Scavenge: safety first.Mad science: whatever he thinks would be useful and doable.>>27734224How are their nanite beds able to make uranium? Or information? Or our high tech shields that they most likely can't make?
Rolled 15>>27734262PUWAHAHHA the first 1 what FUN.
>>27734262. . .it's just one of those days.
>>27734262dear god.... What have I done!??!But it doesn't matter cause we're going with this action>>27734235right?!?!? right?!?!? T.T dear god...
>>27734281Nope. Crits take priority. dammit.Well, least you can claim the first 100 and the fist 1.
Rolled 86>>27734262You think you're getting somewhere and the dice gods say otherwise.Counter roll
>>27734295true, true.So far I've stood for 100% of all the crits in this quest :o And I swear I'll figure out some way to take advantage of whatever horrible disaster befalls us due to this.
Rolled 2>>27734262Shameless attempt at counter 100
Rolled 56>>277342811s are taken no matter which action is chosen, though traditionally the action that the 1 occurred on or links to is the one that gets done.They don't want Uranium because, as you've pointed out, they've no use for nukes (let alone they likely have reactors of their own). It's possible they have reactors that need radioactive material, but there's 2 of them so that'll be a one time exchange in all likelihood.What information do we have? Are we going to tell them how to make our shields? NPCs have always known more about just about everything than we have.Why do they want our high-tech shields? They have their own specialties that they prize more highly, so our shields are nifty trinkets for a little bit...then they're very expensive junk to be thrown to the nanites.Try to listen instead of driving headlong after whatever you've determined is your goal all the time, and tricking other people into following you.
>>27734341Alright, alright DG's, I get the message.
Rolled 95>>27734262Our salvagers didn't return and we detected an warband heading towards the tower...who turned out to be Urgsha. Dr. Picli meanwhile wanted to go with the mutants but they said no can follow them as they near the lava. Insisted that could and proved his point. As thanks for the meal they did something strange to his Dr. Picli's shield that allowed the Mad Scientists to skinny dip in the lava naked...and happily did so then decided to wonder off with the mutants.Turn 12>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice0 resource pointsPopulation: 110( 40 human 65 Enlightened mutant 5 Gral)Food: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+, Stealth+). Advanced Barriers(cloaked, slicing).Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
>>27734350I know about the nat 1 rule :p just joking around.And for information we have newer knowledge of the surrounding areas, we can tell then about interesting groups and beings we encounter that they might find useful but are unlikely to encounter without the knowledge due to bein situated in the city, we could offer extra computing power if they really need it for a really big project, we could offer installing barriers etc for them, if they are better than us at that then sure, not then, The uranium is a fair point, but we still don't know untill we've asked them, they might need tons of it for some gizmo they have.
>>27734420Okay. So we're down a hero, have no resources, and there's an army coming to get us.fun. . .
>>27734420How long until they arrive? We should try to send an emmisary out under flag of parlay to figure out what they want while we make preparations.
Rolled 41>>27734488Next turn.>>27734472Don't forget their paramilitary mutants.
Rolled 33>>27734439What are you talking about on information? They're in the city, we're isolated in the middle of a volcano.>Basic 1 and/or Scouting OneDispatch scouts, or tell our scouts to redirect towards the military-borg mercenaries.
>>27734499We have base shields right?>trying to look back and grab at any assets we gotWe got reactors, but without vehicles or rockets turning them into bombs is self defeating (literally).
Rolled 30>>27734531We could try strewing the way towards our tower with our uranium, but that'd bring ghouls here and might not even phase the Urgsha due to their paramilitary nature and being mutants.
>>27734501Those towers have an interest in knowing about their surroundings and getting realtime updates on them, for example knowing that urgsha is on the move right now and where he is is some valuable information. We can give realtime updates on the ghouls (seeing as we can actually see their base from our tower if I'm not mistaken and we can learn of things that approach the city from our direction before they do. All of that information is valuable and in need of constant updates.
>>27734549>>27734531Dare I say it, but. . .we could simply push a reactor outside our door. Conceal it. And then turn every single one of our shields to MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE and detonate it.I don't know, I'm throwing crazy plans out here.
>>27734549How about we bunker in and send out an emmisary first to make sure they are here to kill us and not just make a ruckus and scare us since we're the new kids on the block Before we piss them off with something like that.
Rolled 21>>27734590Feel free to kill someone, or on a bad roll they turn traitor and tell the Urgsha all our weaknesses.
>>27734590Come to think of that's actually pretty smart thinking.Or at least, safe thinking.>>27734618A single dead messenger is worth the risk of not pissing off someone who isn't exactly after us.
>>27734580That's a good backup plan. We should keep that in mind, if possible we could also collapse tunnels under them if they turn out to be actively hostile and we don't want to do something quite that destructive. And I'd REALLY prefere if we didn't irradiate our surroundings. We could try to flood the area where they are with lava instead if push comes to shove. Either by manipulation with barriers or lowering a reactor into the lava protected by TONS of thermal barriers and then detonating it there, causing a flooding of lava to erupt while most of the radiation is absorbed.
Why does it have to be next turn. That's not even enough time to contact whoever's in charge of the ovmar borgs.
Rolled 19>>27734713Because we rolled a 1 and EDE is evil.
I think the safest thing to do is bunker down with our shields and wait them out. We have energy supplies and food.Think how the evil and wicked Memor eventually grew bored after two months of sieging a shielded fortress.Of course, sending a messenger is also good. Just make sure it's not one with a detailed knowledge of our systems.
Rolled 38>>27734499We bunker up and send an emmisary.
Rolled 47>>27734748Our shields aren't nearly that strong.
>>27734499Basic 1Send a messenger (obviously not someone who would know our weaknesses. It's likely they'll be killed anyway) with some bottles of water and crates of food. Whatever it was the scavengers did to piss you off we didn't mean it.Then, shields up. All of them. SHIELDS UP we got the bonus
Rolled 77>>27734784Don't send them out with any supplies, just give them authority to promise some. We rolled a 1, I doubt these guys are going to be open to parlay.
>>27734782We're specializing in shields. It was chosen as our trait. Not only that, but we're an energy powerplant and we have floors and floors of shielding devices.If these guys have the firepower to pierce that, then we were dead men anyway.
Rolled 1>>27734782Our shields are quite strong around our base though, not sure if they are able to withstand what our enemies brings to bear but small arms fire and even minor explosives should be fine. And then if we bunker up they can't be certain of our location due to the whole being cloaked thing.
>>27734813>Special Tech lock Shields- you have access to special forceshields and barriers. >Special Unit- Smart Shielders(floats around and intelligently blocks/protectsOn top of all the reactors and geothermal energy.>>27734828Be thankful that is for a discussion.
>>27734828THAT ONE WAS NOT CONNECTED TO ANY ACTION AND CAN NOT BE USED AGAINST US!!! xD dear god.
Rolled 96>>27734784voting this, modified with >>27734803
Rolled 96So what is consensus?
>>27734916>>27734911This and the same roll suits me
>>27734916See this>>27734911Also, that repeated roll.
Rolled 39>>27734911Our messanger got sent to the Warband we never heard back...then the warband showed up."Well you guys are the new kids on the block and with a bunch of fun toys to boot! What fun.""Here is how its going to work we just give you a warning all nice in pretty like this time around. If you want to stay safe though. Your going to have to pay up never know what may happen in this big BAD world after all. Which my god you somehow forgot! Imagine that not paying your respects. So we here will forgive you since you know your new. Can't blame you for not knowing these sort of things. In exchange however oh for some food, water you know the usual oh and also, Their Leader grinned. S:ome of those shields you got. including them stealth models, also some of them barriers as well. Then we will forget this incident EVER happened and you just might give you your men back cause we are just that nice..so we do have a deal?"Turn 13>>>>>A. Scavenge for food.>>>>>B. Try to improve the base>>>>>C. Try to improve weapons.>>>>>D. Research technology.>>>>>E. Pursue new mutations.>>>>>F. Explore in a direction/something.>>>>>G. Scavenge for raw materials.>>>>>H. Your choice0 resource pointsPopulation: 125(55 human 80 Enlightened mutant Gral)Food: PlentifulWater: PlentifulInfrastructure: Vault. Megatower.Weapons: Armored Vests, Personal Forces shields. Pistols, SMGs, Shotguns. Knives.Technology: Advanced Shields(Thermal+, Stealth+). Advanced Barriers(cloaked, slicing).Materials: Plentiful(supplies)Defenses: Megatower. Vault Access.Power: Geothermal. Nuclear
Rolled 20>>27735090These assholes...Almost makes me wish we did hide a reactor out there.Well it's not like we're able to challenge them.
>>27735090Sure do wish we had some of those useless nukes.
>>27735180Sure wish that wouldn't likely blow us to kingdom come.In anycase, they're probably not idiots and are staying far away for said reason.
>>27735090How many of them are they and how are they armed? I say we play this safe and give in, if the consesus is that we should not then we could Always try the whole reactor in the lava thing and drown them all in lava. But I'd still say "give in" even though giving up cloaking units hurts.
>>27735180Remind me again how detonating nukes on our doorstep would not just make this worse?
Rolled 64>>27735218Couple hundred easy and they are HEAVILY armed. This Warband was clearly on the warpath.
>>27735218We have no infrastructure to do anything to them, I dislike these guys strongly though, and our hero is off with a bunch of demons.I say we see how tough the shields and armor on our tower are.
>>27735247Did they bring any vehicles with them? Siege machines?
Rolled 93>>27735249...so your willing to let them keep their captives and do god knows what to them?
>>27735282Do you really expect us to believe they'll give them back anyway.Regardless, if that's the way it is then we give them the stealth shields. I don't like these guys, but maybe this'll be good advertising for us.
>>27735282I never asked for this Civ.
Rolled 12So what is the consensus give in or what. Also going to need this turns actions.
>>27735282You're right though, if we do that then people will desert us like fuck, because no hivemind. I guess we have no choice but to cave.
>>27735344Considering the fact that they can bring more and bigger guns on us till judgement day. And we value our employee's, then yea we give.
Ok, our options seem to be1. Give in to their demands.2. Try to negotiate a better deal, maybe even set up some kind of Exchange of services, giving them a Place to resupply and repair while supplying them with tech and converting their loot with our nano beds.3. Try to drown them in lava.4. Wait them out inside our Tower and hope the shields are strong enough.5. Conduct stealth raids with cloaked men causing havoc with invisible slicing barriers and explosives.6. collapsing tunnels under them.Several of these can be combined and personally I'm behind option 1 and 2.
also thread's about to 404Well, this is a sticky situation. The land is hostile, barren, and full of enemies. But there's hope, and we haven't done anything hugely erroneous this time.let's keep that up shall we.
>>277353882. If they haven't done so with the other, more well established companies, why would they do so with us?3. we don't have the means4. We risk desertion and losing face5. Heh, it's missing the part where we shoot lasers out of our asses haven't been able to do that since the fall6. no means
Rolled 96>>27735398In that case feel free to start a new thread with the good tower and lava image. I will just reuse that thread for tuesday as well. Also don't forget to archive this thread.New thread should be whatever you guys decide on to be called.
Rolled 41>>27735447In this thread I am think something along the lines of Mentis Industria Post apoc Civ quest or something. Though its kinda long...
>>27735461Adero Corp Post Apoc Civ Quest
>>27735461Oops, already archived it as Post Apoc Corporate Mutant Civ QuestVote up, same folks are voting down all the quests again.
>>277354312. the other companies might not have been such pushovers and might have been able to defend themselves, or they might also have such a deal in Place as well.3.we actually do have the means, overload a nuclear reactor encased in tons of thermal shields under the lava to cause an eruption from the explosion, this would cause a tidal wave of lava to sweep out, if the lava is close enough to the enemy and we positioned it correctly it should have the desired effect.4. Indeed we do (as I said, I'm behind option 1 and 2 but for those that don't want to give in I want to state some obvious options)5. Yes, the worst option by far, but someone was bound to suggest it.6, Depending on the time we have and just how the cavesystem is built we might have the means.
>>27735485Really? Who's doing that? I noticed that a lot of the other threads were downvoted severely.
>>27735499People who hate fun
>>27735499People that think that quests are destroying TG.
>>27735496Way to listen again bro.
>>27735510>>27735519Oh, the neckbeardiest of the neckbeards.
Rolled 41>>27735447Got it . Does 6-7 est time sound good for you guys?Also unless someone else is gonna volunteer pastebin the info (please do), I suppose somebody has to do it.
>>27735520Do you have anything against trying to rationally explain the reasons for different suggestions?Please explain how I did not listen and adress your concerns?
>>27735573>>27735520Oh relax you two. We've done pretty decently so far, just be able to accept criticism (because dear god actaully it's the most helpful thing in this quest) and concerns without getting into arguments.
Rolled 58>>27735485Meh not like my quest ever got many votes.In any case what is consensus so I can start a new thread?
>>27735599I'm gonna say we should give into their demans, the alternatives pose to many risks or achillese heels.
>>27735599Your quests are fun though.And as for consensus I suggest first trying to negotiate a little and if they won't budge we just give in.
>>27735638If we negotiate, it'll have to be next thread though.And yeah, never a dull moment in this quest. Either were struggling for our lives, trying to solve a mystery, or lord knows what but it's always catching.
>>27735657Or more commonly, dealing with fucking ourselves over. By fucking ourselves over some more.