Ghostbusters Japan: Episode 5: Block-Busters!Last Episode: You found that the Food Service at the 'Champagne Dreams' Love Hotel to be severely lacking. Also, you discovered that apparently there's going to be a Lunar Conjunction coming. The lead up to the alignment will mean 100 Nights of heightened PKE activity, capped off by the True Alignment, which will happen while it is 12:00 AM in Tokyo.Using Japanese Metrics: If a normal Pocky is the standard PKE level of Tokyo, that night the Pocky will be the size of the Tokyo Skytree...and be one of those Deluxe Gourmet Pocky with hazelnut bits on it.So on the upside...demand for services will be up!- - - -"Alright." Akira says. "Crunch time guys. Fate of the land of the Rising Sun depends on this." He takes a deep breath and aims carefully. "Only one shot at this. Pressure's on..." He swallows.Sato takes a hand-cloth and wipes Akira's brow. "You can do this man...you can do this.""Ssh." He says. "I need to focus. How are you Daisuke? Are you ready?"Oh, you're ready. Your career as a Ghostbuster has led up to this moment...you aren't going to let the others down.Akira just has to...not...miss...Roll 1d6
>>28404543Rollan.We playin darts at the bar or brining the wrath of Amaterasu on a ghoul?
Rolled 3>>28404575bleh, here's the roll
Rolled 1>>28404543I'd like to apologize to everybody for falling asleep and causing the ghost roll.We are so boned.
Rolled 4>>28404543In the name of Spongebob Squarepants, I"M READY!!!
>>28404643>rolled 4No you ain't
Rolled 3It really sucks sometimes when we have to use 6 sided dye since 7 is also a lucky japanese number.
>>28404643"OW!" You yell"Damnit!" Akira swears."Nooooooooooooo!" Sato wails as he drops to his knees."HA HA!" Cries your most loathed adversary.You blink, that paper 'football' hurt when it hit your eye. You lower your 'goal post' fingers and rub your eye. "Damnit Akira! You had ONE JOB!""Ah, losers!" Bridget Gonne crows from over the webcam. Of course the ONE person who can speak Japanese from GB: LA has to be THIS insufferable woman. "The record remains here, and here it shall stay!""Wretched woman!" Sato snaps. "As the Ancients Say 'A Revenge Is Sweetest When Seasoned With Loss And Time!' Or something like that."She just sticks out her tongue at you guys. "Suuuurrrreee it is. Losers!"The door opens and Sana and Star walk in. Bags of groceries in both hands. They see the pile of paper footballs at your feet and the dejection on your faces."We never leave the boys alone again." Star says."Agreed." Sana says."Hey Star!" Bridget says. "Got the network up and running, as you can see. I was just schooling the boys a bit.""It's Akira's fault!" Sato says."You were the one goading me on!" Akira snaps."You were the one who asked what they were DOING." Sato says.> Blame Sato> Blame Akira> Blame Bridget> Help the Girls with the Groceries> Blame everyone and get some eyedrops> Other
>>28404855Dramatically blame everyone except for our lady love, Sana, for our abject misery at losing as well as our newest injury.Bonus points for .... can I still use Shakespearean here? Bonus points for Shakespearean dramatics
>>28404855GB LA huh? I wonder if Louis or the Rookie is in charge of that.>Help the Girls with the GroceriesWhile mumbling under your breath how crazy coworkers wasn't part of the job description.
>>28404855>> Help the Girls with the Groceries
>>28404855Help the girls with the groceries. These the eye will feel better on it's own. As we head I've to help turn back toward the screen."This isn't over, Gonne-San, this isn't over. We will train and grow stronger! When next we meet you will believe we have marched through hell to attain paper football perfection"Back to the girls totally chill and casual "Anymore to come in, or do you just need me to take a few bags off your hands?"
>>28405001>you will believe we have marched through hell to attain paper football perfectionEyeshield 21 fistpound?
>>28404914Rookie's with the Chevy Chase character from the IDW comics in Chicago.
>>28405028Haven't read beyond the first chapter a few years ago, but if there are more lines like that, I will give it a full read and return to you, good sir, for the offered fist pound.
>>28405030Oh yeah. Any reason why louis after the movies just basically. . .vanished as a character? Like meta reasons about rights or he wasn't very popular?He only got passing mentions in the game and comics.
>>28404936Rubbing your eye you head over to the girls. "Any more in the van?" You ask."Yeah, here." Sana says and both girls dump all four bags on you. "We'll go get the rest."With a grunt you head over to the kitchen area, trying not to step on any on the 300 paper footballs Sato's made."Know this, Gonne-San, this is NOT over!" You snap. "We will train! We will practice! And when the time is ripe, we will bury you and send you to the Paper Football Hell of Shame and Disgrace!"Yurei gets the Chyme to start playing 'Eye of the Tiger.'"For while we now may be defeated, know about how close we came, and fear...yes FEAR us! For every day, you should be in constant fear of that 'Incoming vid' chime, because one day, ONE DAY, it will be US! And We. Will. Be. Ready.""Looking forward to it!" She grins. "Oh, that's the bell. Gotta Class IV to take care of. Later guys!" Bridget's screen winks out."You three need to get out more." Sana says, looking at the piles of paper fooballs."The phone hasn't rung in days, Sachiko's not due back from the hospital until the end of the day, and Dr. Griffin left so we can't do Tourist Things." Sato says. "We're bored. It was this or go nuts.""You COULD start to deal with all those old crates that are in the back of the factory...where's the Horse?" Star asks."If it's on the roof again..." Sana mutters."She LIKES it up there!" Sato says.> "What crates?"> "Should we do something nice about Sachiko?"> "We need to get more business."> Other
>>28405150Apparently he's still very much a part of the ghost busters, in the game he was the one who scouted out LA, Chicago, Cincinnati for more american branches and in the RP game he handles the GB business on an international level.
>>28405167What crates, oh light of my life?
>>28405167>> "What crates?"
>>28405167> "What crates?"I see we get a little stir crazy when there's no action. Too bad we're not the very studious type I take it, could've been reading up on a little ghost folklore like Dr. Griffin or even chatting it up with Yurei and learn a thing or two about ghosts.
>>28405235We didn't go to college to study.We went to party hard and shut down the whole school.
>>28405235"For the record," You say as you put stuff away. "We were just trying to set up the webcam and GB-Network, but then Sato saw Gonne-San and her co-workers doing this." You shove some paper footballs out of the way with your feet. "And I got made into a goal post."Sana and Star both chuckle as they put the rest of the bags down."So," You ask. "What crates?""A lot of the factory's stuff is boxed up in wooden crates in the back rooms." Star says. "Industrial whisks, baking machinery, furniture, banners, stuff like that. If we actually moved them out, unpacked them, maybe we'd get more room in the place, or at least some scrap metal we can use.""I'm worried that there might be some old mold flour bags in that mess too." Sana says. "Last thing we need is Her Ladyship to come in and get us on a health code violation."Oh, Star...sorry." Sana says. "I can't do tonight. That call in the car was a callback.""Aww." Star pouts. She turns to you. "Daisuke, you wanna go see a Midnight Movie with me? 'Escape from New York,' it's a classic.""Hey!" Akira says. "Why him, and not us?""YOU TWO are cleaning this mess up!" Sana snaps and she hands the pair a broom and a dust bin. "And then you're going to tell me where this paper CAME from!"> Sure, why not.> Uhh, is this a 'date' date?> You want to grab dinner first?> Other
>>28405167>What crates?Who knows what strange and mystical artefacts we may uncover in a crate?
>>28405389>uh is this a 'date' date?Because our heart already belongs to Sana.But yeah, Escape From New York. I'm down for it.>I heard you were dead!
>>28405389>Sure,why notNot cleaning up, here we come
>>28405389>Sure, why not>Other: Quietly mention to Sato we have a. . .bad feeling about tonight in our gut. Something ghost related. Try and text me every now and then if things are alright, and if we don't answer back. . .just be alert.Also we're bringing a PKE meter with us after the last incident in the food place. Just hanging it on our belt.we wouldn't want to find ourselves stranded without backup in the movie theater would we?
>>28405389Sure>>28405553Heh, someone else who remembers the last thread! Yeah, bring the meter with us. But I don't think phones are gonna be very useful tonight.
>>28405553>>28405601Yay, what's her face from the Ring!Too bad we aren't playing by Last Action Hero logic, or else Snake would take her down.
>>28405635>Yay, what's her face from the Ring!>Thinking it's just thatI find your lack of faith in Ghost Master. . .disturbing.>>28405553If I could add onto that, little vial of proto slime would be useful for. . .phone related issues. But that might be asking too much.
>>28405553>Implying our phone won't just get possessed to send "everything's alright, having a good time"Have him ask something only we would know how to answer. He knows us as good as any other.>>28405684We're Ghostsbusters, we live and breathe superstition and we have cause since we were stranded alone the last time. A little slime hurts no one.
>>28405601>>28405553>>28405522You shrug as you put away the Milk. "Sure, why not. Sounds fun.""Great." She smiles.You put away the canned beans, when you feel a strange tingle up your spine. The hairs on the back of your neck stand up, your palms itch slightly, and there's something in the corner of your eye that you just can't quite see...Roll 3d6
>>28405881You WANT 4s this time.
Rolled 2, 2, 6 = 10>>28405881I always feel like somebody's watching me
Rolled 3, 4, 3 = 10>>28405881Probably nothing.Let's NOT get spooked and lose credibility for our "fears".
>>28405899Why would we WANT fours?
Rolled 6, 2, 4 = 12>>28405881>>284058994's here we come!
>>28405916to prove our "bad feeling" about ghosts to be true.
>>28405907Eh...you're kinda creeped out. Maybe you should take a little precaution.> You can pick ONE precautionary measure.> Ask Sato to check in, in case you need backup> Bring the PKE meter> Bring Yurei.> Other
>>28406007Can we bring Yurei in our cell phone?
>>28406007> Ask Sato to check in, in case you need backupI can see that ending up as him barging in early with the packs before the ghost arrives, and then leaving before the ghost DOES arriveOr at least ruining the night and our credibility with Star and the others.PKE meter.
>>28406007>ONE precautionary measureWhatever the thing is that defeated that creepy little movie girl last time
>>28406007>OtherA little vial of green proto-slime.
>>28406023Can we do this? If so then I vote this.If not lets bring a PKE meter.
>>28406023Yurei might get possessed, or worse, eaten by the ghost. If there will be a ghost tonight after all this meta>>28406048Backup will have a "boy who cried wolf" scenario>>28406072Phone will probably fly out of our hands before we can slime it, or we don't have enough slime.>>28406007> Bring the PKE meter
>>28406007PKE meter, never leave home without one.
>>28406048>>28406091>>28406174You get dressed in 'nice casual' and grab your PKE meter.Not sure if it'll do much good, but, eh.The boys are still cleaning up the wages of paper football war, and plotting vengeance.Star comes out, heh, well...at least she's not at all self-conscious about what she wears as compared to, say, the Rabbit Ko-Gals. Bright blue and black stripped shirt, leather jacket with an assortment of pins and buttons on it, arm warmers and leggings in a slightly darker blue, and perched on her forehead are sunglasses with hot-pink lenses. Complete that with her usual poofy hair (now with an orange streak) and well...> You look great.> Wow...I uhh...you look...really nice. *blushing*> The 80s called, Star...they'd like at least SOME of their wardrobe back.> Other
>>28406275> Wow...I uhh...you look...really nice. *blushing*
>>28406275>OtherSo, we're taking the DeLorean then?
>>28406275"How? How can you look so good wearing... that?"
>>28406275"Well, are we going to watch Flashdance or Escape from New York?"
>>28406322"How? How can you look so good wearing... that?" You say.She narrows her eyes and purses her lips. "Thanks. You look good as well, modern jackass style, right?"She smiles and rolls her eyes. "I know, I know. This is a thing though, other people will be dressed up. And trust me I don't look good in Post-Apocolyptic Leather and studs. I mean this IS gonna be in Shibuya."Ohhhhh, THAT explains a lot. Fuck, now you feel like you're gonna be overdressed."You'll be fine don't worry." Star says. "Come on, Daisuke."You pass on taking YOMI-1, seeing as Star doesn't have a license, and you don't feel confident touching the wheel of that thing yet.The train rides are pretty tame. Even dressed how she is, Star stays close to you and that keeps the rogue hands away."Sorry about this." She says smiling as she presses onto you quite closely. "But the women's car looked full.""It's okay." You say.You arrive in Shibuya and make your way to the theater. And Star wasn't kidding, apparently this is 80's night. (Well at GB:J it's almost always 80s night, thanks to Star but it's usually a one-woman party) Leg warmers, poofy hair, day-glo searing your eyes, the works.Still, even among the better and more affluent cosplays, Star looks good. Maybe it's just because she's comfortable in these clothes and she's not giving off a 'costume' vibe.Whatever. Still, it's a typical 'Shibuya Sight To Be Seen' and you're in the middle of it.Roll 1d20
Rolled 10>>28406589Sing your society song.
Rolled 9>>28406589Come on 4!
Rolled 17>>28406589What a feeling...
>>28406589>You pass on taking YOMI-1Man we have got to drive that thing one day.By the way does that have the Super Slammer Muon Trap on it the ecto-1 had? Did the NY GB ever build the super slimer they were thinking of?
Rolled 5>>28406671With our financial luck it's probably just a regular white hearse or ambulance with advertising on it.
>>28406642You PKE makes a little vibration at your side. You take it out.Well...it's gone now. Eh, so many people, high emotions, not to mention Shibuya At Night. Not surprising that there's PKE pulsing here and there.You and Star go inside and sit down. "The movie's gonna be fun, but there's gonna be a intermission, some games, and then a party afterwards.""That sounds like fun." You say. There is no force on this Earth or in any other Available Dimension that's going to get you to embarrass yourself in front of this crowd. Or worse, something recognizes you and you get lynched.------"You sure about this man?""It'll work, just keep calm.""But all those people...""Dude, this is survival. We tried the other ways, it's this, or the Cult, or worse...Her.""Okay, okay...do it."- - - -"Now, you're going to have to chant along with the Du-whooooooo!" Star starts to cheer with the audience as the lights go down and the screen flickers to life.Roll 1d6
Rolled 3>>28406889G-g-g-ghost roll
Rolled 5>>28406889Spin the wheel
Rolled 1>>28406889Welcome to the Jungle
>>28406933>"First three legit rolls it is."Phew
Rolled 2>>28406958Oh yeah, man that was close.
Rolled 15>>28406928"What the?" You and Star both frown at the buzzing and chirping PKE meter.You pull it out, and it is going nuts. One to Six, oscillating, cycling Red/Green/Blue colors."Is it busted?" Star asks."I dunno." You say.The film starts. There's about 4 seconds of static.You both were not looking directly at the screen, so you aren't irrevocably caught by the Compulsion to watch. However, you do need to roll 1d20, to resist it and duck, with your eyes shut, and your hands over your ears.You get a bonus for the PKE Warning, so you're aiming for a 12+
Rolled 16>>28407136Looks like Star passed I guess?
Rolled 6>>28407136It begins.
Rolled 10>>28407136>Implying this isn't a 4
Rolled 13>>28407136This is Thriller Night.
Alright, show of hands; who's down for saving everyone who just watched Ringu?
>>28407256Depending on how bad the possesion is.If cutting of the source is enough to free them, we're good.If this is a full on psychokinetic biological inhabitation of each individual and we're gonna have to cleans them all one at a time. . .well, let's just hope the Yomi-1 DOES have a superslimer.
You and Star look at each other, and then you both hit the deck. You aren't totally sure why, but you're sure that Escape From New York doesn't start like that.After a few moments, you notice that the person sitting on the other side of you stops just gazing passively, and back to activity."What the hell was that? Some kind of art film?" He says. "What are you two doing?"The thumping bass, clanging sounds, and faint synthesizers begin and the audience applauds.Then everyone's cell phone goes off."Ugh! Did NO ONE turn off their phone? I thought I did." The guy says as he takes it out. "Hello?"A pause."Seven what? Hello? Ugh, whatever."Star looks at you.> What the fuck was that?!> Grab Star and leave. Now.> Watch the movie.> Other
Rolled 11>>28407286If it's a ghost for each person in the crowd we're gonna need the Super Slammer as well.Unless we're brining a theaters worth of regular traps.
>>28407355>OtherCall HQCode Red, whateverMASS event! Big moneymaking opportunity.Get up high in theater, possibly turn off projector and bring up lights."EVERYONE! Listen to me! You have all just watched Ringu! I know that you all just got a call telling you that you have seven days! We are the Ghostbusters and we are here to help you! There is no need to panic, but your lives may be in danger!"Also, top priority: GET THAT TAPE. GET IT NOW.
>>28407355>OtherWhichever direction is the projector room, head there.
>>28407355Ok, time to leave the theatre hall and investigate what happened. The projectionist office would be a good place to start. Also, might be a good idea to call it in.
>>28407399This sounds like a plan.
>>28407399Cellphones are probably possesed.Not a good idea to make a public spectacle of the GB BEFORE the ghost shows it's head, but that will be soon enough. Maybe.But yeah, we should at least see what's going on with the projectors.
>>28407399Also, we know the people watching the movie won't leave for at least one and a half hours. So no hurry or at least, not yet.
>>28407456YES, hurry! Whoever put the tape in could be getting away RIGHT NOW.
>>28407449>>28407421>>28407412"Projection Room." Both of you say at the same time and make your way through the theater."Anything on the PKE?" Star asks."No, it's gone dead.""Not even the phones?""No, it just spiked when it hit that static, and then it went dead." You say. "So, maybe there was only something at the very beginning...""Or it overloaded the PKE." Star says as you hit the lobby. "That's been a thing that's happened when confronted with a Class A.""Class A? I thought we went by numbers.""We do, Letters are for the 'Oh Fuck' scenarios." Star says. "There!"The door to the projection room is open, and you see two figures dressed in jeans and t-shirts taking off through the front doors at high speed.> Go after them!> Check the room.> Split up! (Who takes what?)> Other
>>28407481They're long gone m8. They wouldn't turn it on without making sure they don't get caught.Sure we warn the team, maybe not as bad as CODE REDU, but just to get here quick cause we've seen something.
>>28407534Split upStar, check for tape in projection room + call for backupUs: Bring JUSTICE upon these obvious culprits
>>28407534> Go after them!>inb4 we catch these guys, and it turns out their just normal projector workers and the real baddies get away behind our backs.Well, it's not like the projectors gonna move anytime soon. "HEY! STOP" and chase them.
>>28407553>>28407534You were saying?
>>28407578>Leaving Star to be trapped in potentially a haunted room alone and unarmed>Leaving us to be beat down or killed by two thugs. Or chasing after the wrong people.Yeah, no strength in numbers. Whatever we do we do together.We don't leave our friends or ourselves in the cacky.
>>28407534>Split up,"You get the tape. I'll get heckle and Jekyll"
>>28407610I just went against my own code, didn't I....
>>28407595I was saying that there's a chance they're long gone, which is still true. We don't know if these are the same guys or not. And the only way we'll find out is if we catch them.
>>28407610Yeah this, we chase them down together.What's a cacky?
>>28407534>Go after them!The Projection Room shouldn't still be around.
>>28407665Cacky is shit.
>>28407534>> Go after them!
>>28407534If they're running, we're chasing. Go after them.
>>28407678I meant shouldn't be going anywhere.
>>28407678>>28407665>>28407592"HEY! STOP!" You shout. "After them!"You and Star bolt after them. You see one of them look behind and see you two."Shit!" He swears. "Look we don't CARE about your fucking Goddess! We just wanna LIVE! LEAVE US ALONE!"The pair dash across the street and one pushes over some trash cans to try and slow you down.You and Star are in close pursuit.Roll 1d20
Rolled 3>>28407748Come on 4
Rolled 10>>28407748Take the money and run>we don't care about your Goddess, we just wanna liveOh great.
>>28407772Damn it! You slowly climb over the trash cans and Star follow suit.They're getting away.Still, you manage to keep them at least in sight as they wind through Shibuya streets. It's late enough that the crowds have thinned a little (VERY little) so you're able to keep track.Also, some people think this is a game or something and some helpful kids are occasionally pointing you in the same direction.You have some tactical options> Just keep them in eye shot until they tire out. (Easy on you, but you better pray they don't get on a bus or a train, and if you lose sight of them, you're done)> Keep on them like you're doing now. (Taxing on you, but it doesn't require much brain power, however, if you drop too far behind, like you're doing now, you'll lose them)> Cut ahead of them and cut them off/tackle them. (Risky and very taxing, you do one thing wrong and they're gone.)
>>28407870>CUT AHEADDice Gods, hear our prayer.
>>28407870Fortune favors the brave.OOOOOOOOOooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOFortune favors the braveCut ahead
>>28407870>Keep on them like you're doing now. (Taxing on you, but it doesn't require much brain power, however, if you drop too far behind, like you're doing now, you'll lose them)
>>28407870Time for strategy.Both of us pulls out our phones and we call Star.Then we split up.We cut ahead and cut them off, while Star just keeps them in sight and tells us their location on the phone.Alternatively we switch off if Star is more familiar with the area.
>>28407870Hmm, eenie meanie minie...These guys probably have an escape route planned, so them taking a train or bus is likely. Might be very easy in Tokyo.Doing what we're doing now probably isn't going to work for long.Cutting ahead of them would pay off. Or horribly backfire on us.Eh, fuck it. Let's tackle these son'a bitches
>>28407997Can we trust our phone after being in proximity of whatever was unleashed?We don't have the time for a PKE meter check for electronic imprinting if our phone is possesed.Splitting up, eh. But that's some good tactics tho, kudos.
>>28405167> "What crates?"> "Should we do something nice about Sachiko?"
>>28408030Gah. Loaded up that page a while ago... I thought I had auto updates on...
>>28408027"I'm...gonnna....try an..." You gesture, as you pull out your phone. "You...call...keep on them."She nods and huffs and puffs after them as you both split up at the 109 building.Alright, you need to see if you can guess their route, which will help since Star's still chasing them, and feeding you info. Thank you GPS phone trackers.Then you have to get to a point that's beyond them...and then you need to be able to perform a bodily assault.Yeah, this is a GREAT idea.Roll 3d20, target number is 25 to get the location.
Rolled 18, 15, 6 = 39>>28408099
Rolled 20, 17, 10 = 47>>28408099As in 25 exactly?
Rolled 19, 10, 3 = 32>>28408099GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Rolled 9, 12, 16 = 37>>28408099Can't run, can't hide
>>28408116HA! Yes! You not only got ahead of the bastards, but you've now got some options on how to try and stop them.> Tackle> Trap them in with some moved dumpsters> Drop a trash can on top of them from a raised wall
>>28408114>>28408116>>28408117Wordless, screamy rock music is playing in my head right now.
>>28408169Drop a trash can on them and drive them into the dumpsters
>>28408169They could be agile enough to jump over the dumpsters.You could miss with the trashcan.Tackle one. If we can at least just catch one.
>>28408169Trap them! We can call for backup to subdue them if they can't run away!
>>28408237>>28408216>>28408183You get into position. "They're still after us?" The one in front says."The weirdly dressed girl is." The one behind says."Those those nutjobs only wore white?""Keep running!"> Grab the guy in the lead> Grab the guy that's lagging
>>28408341Grab the guy in the lead, swing him around so he knocks over the lagger.Once complete, yell "STRIKE!"
>>28408341>Grab the guy in the leadMake it painful. Make him puke his guts out.Preferably break something.Just because we're a good person doesn't mean we aren't thorough.Besides, some of Japan's greatest fictional heroes use enhanced interrogation techniques.
>>28408341>>28408371This.We grab the lagging one, the other will run off. We grab the leader, the one behind has to respond.Two birds, one stone.
>>28408371>>28408388Agreed with lead. Might make the other guy pause, long enough for us to deck him or Star to catch. If we're still on the phone with her, tell her to be ready to tackle, and that a response isn't necessary (will give away plan and thake away needed brainpower from maneuvering).
Not much time to make a big plan of things, you see the guy coming and run at him with a tackling dive."OH FU-"Roll 1d20
Rolled 10>>28408536We are here to KICK YOUR TEETH IN
Rolled 15>>28408536go go go
Rolled 9>>28408536Tackle em
>>28408558I forget, do 1s still take precedence, or has that been replaced by GHOST DICE?Seems a bit unfair to have both.
>>284086291s cancel successes
>>28408570Got him! Just barely.More like the two of you are struggling."Help!" He yells.His partner just keeps heading past you and his 'friend.'"Sorry, buddy! Later!""You traitorous little shit! LET GO!""GOTCHA!" Star says as she grabs the guy you're struggling with."No! You don't...please, just let me go! LET ME G-"Beepbeepbeep....beepbeepbeep...beepbeepbeep"Oh God...too late!" He closes his eyes and winces. Roll 2d6
Rolled 6, 1 = 7>>28408716I hurt myself today...
Rolled 2, 5 = 7>>28408716>"dun dun da"Guys, remember the employee guide. If something asks us if we're a God, what do we say?
Rolled 2, 6 = 8>>28408716We'ren't able to chain trip the both? Darned.Dice gods don't fail me now.
>>28408736>>28408739>Dem 7'sWish that we could get lucky number rolls.
>>28408739Gozer plz?Also, to the guy who was looking for the most recent GB comic, I couldn't find it. My google fu is weak.
>>28408807The right answer is "we've killed a few"If we go by primary game canon, Gozer can only come back as Stay Puft. I'd imagine the ghostbusters kept his skull as an ornament somewhere.If it's secondary comics canon, he can come back as anything he wants.Luckily, we won't ever have to worry about him in Japan anytime soon.
Rolled 2, 5 = 7>>28408925If we ever visit New York we have got to chat it up with Vigo's painting.
>>28408736You hear a scream from ahead of you. It's the other guy!"NO! Nooo! LET ME GO! LET ME GO YOU NUT JOBS!"> Go help the guy.> Stay with the person you've grabbed.> Split up.
Oh, wow, almost missed the thread. Nice Job at avoiding the Ghost event.Took me a few days but I actually drew the Ko-gals as promised.
>>28409195I daresay this is your best one yet.
>>28409183>> Stay with the person you've grabbed.As the ancients say "a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush"
>>28409183Look over at the other guy to see if we can see what's got him.DO NOT LET THIS ONE GO.
Rolled 16>>28409183Stay with the person you grabbed.You're not gonna get anything if you split your attention to the other guy.
>>28409222Thank you!Took me a lot longer than the other ones, but having a long weekend and a 7 days deadline instead of a single thread lifespan helped a lot.Polite sage
>>28409183>Split up.We got our guy, and Star seems pretty tough.
>>28409355>Leaving a young woman alone with a ruffianThe very thought you uncultured knave!even if do I have no doubt star can handle herself if push came to shove
Rolled 3, 3 = 6>>28409241(or something like that.)>>28409195Damn.You put a hand over the guy's you've got."Sssh!" You snap.You hear feet approaching you.You grab the guy and pull him, Star, and yourself into the shadows of the alley.You blink in surprise. It's two guys and a girl. They're dressed in casual clothes, and she's dressed in a white gown.All of them have a tattoo of a black ring on their hand.There is something 'Wrong' about the girl. You aren't sure what, but your mind is trying to tell you that there's something there, something about her, even though you can't see anything."They came from here." One of the men says. "Where did the other one go?""He had to come through here." The other man says."Hurry! Hurry, please!" The girl says.The pair searches.
>>28409407>Cult of RIngu>Obviously priestess with themThis can't be good.
>>28409407They don't find the three of you.The girl grabs her head. "Ugh! It's TIME! SHE COMES! Bring the other, I'll go with one."One man takes off."Miss, there's no doorway here!" The other man says."Then MAKE ONE!" She snaps. "I need a reflection. That's all she needs."The man goes over to a window and takes out a rag, he polishes the window."Is that enough?" He says."We'll see." She says."No! No! You can't do this!" It's the other guy you were chasing. "I can't be taken anyway! I spread it! I spread it!"The man holding the screaming man smacks the guy. "You copied Her Holiness without her permission?! You showed non-Sacred Her Truth?""Copy?""You DIDN'T even copy it?!"The guy hiding with you looks at you with raised eyebrows and shakes his head at you.The two men and the woman start to laugh."Ah!" The woman grabs her head again. "She's almost here! Come to us...show us! Take us to your glory!""No! NO NO NONONONONONO!" The hysterical man scream as he starts to fight the two men in a futile effort to escape.You can feel your PKE meter going off, and you see 'something' change about that reflective pane of glass the woman is facing.> Run for it (With/without your captive)> Ruin the party by attacking the crazies> Stay hidden> Other
>>28409560Throw a rock or something like a rock at the pane of glass, and then run for it.
>>28409560>> Stay hidden
>>28409581Seconding this. Also >"Come with me if you want to live. Trust me, I'm a professional"Motherfucking Sadako Cultists, Effing great.
Rolled 10>>28409560Time to get out of here with our prize prisoner. Discretion is the better part of valor in this case.
>>28409621Or as the ancients say, or something.
>>28409560Disrupt the ritual without becoming the sacrifice.Also: We need backup. We need backup we need backup. WE. NEED. BACKUP.- Sadako cultusts- 100 Moon Night- God knows what elseWe need to call Central. We need the big guns helping us and by god they'll know it's good for business.
>>28409581I feel like it's our duty to at least try and see if that works.
>>28409651Get the P-COC to start taking up some cultist leads, even if lady what'sabitch is there at least Peck will be on the job.Also resources for that secondary customer containment unit.
>>28409560If our prisoner survives this, we need to put him in a room with NO reflective surfaces. Nobody going in or out of the room he's in has anything reflective. No glasses, no phones, no shiny t-shirts. If Sadako can use a polished window, she can use that shit.
>>28409651>>28409614>>28409581You look around for something solid and throwable, anything, anything at all.One of the bricks along the top of the low wall you're hiding beside is a little loose, you pull it free.To throw a brick at the window, you're going to have to step into direct visual sight of not only the cultists, but also the window itself, and that thing is causing your PKE to go nuts again.You can always chuck the brick at one of the cultists holding the guy, and he'll maybe be able to escape. That will keep you from having to look at the window.Your call.
>>28409732What is the penalty for chucking it over our shoulder, or with our eyes closed? I'm also considering getting the girl in the robes.
>>28409732Can we trust in the heart of the cards and throw the brick with our eyes shut?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hz7TMghUisRelevant
>>28409732...Eh throw it at the cultist.
>>28409731Well if we're worried about Transdimentional Conduits a good spraying of proto-slime usually does the trick.Preemptively slime every single thing that even looks mirror portal worthy once we get back. If we get back.
>>28409763It's a big risk, and then you're standing in front of three pissed cultists with your eyes shut.Not the best place to be.
>>28409732In that case let's try to go unnoticed.
>>28409832.....Nobody deserves what they're going to do to him.Who agrees with me?
>>28409768A pity we didn't bring the ecto-goggles with us. They'd be able to shield us from ocular possession.Speaking of which, gods know what's going on in the theater right now.
>>28409832Then just throw a brick at one of the cultists, give the guy a chance to escape.
>>28409560I ain't afraid of no ghost, but I am afraid of several ghosts. Book it, son.
>>28409874>gods know what's going on in the theater right now.Snake is facing down The Duke to save the President.Alright.> Break the window> Break a Cultist's face> Throw blind
>>28409926Wait.... if we break the window, there might be multiples of her...Shit. We don't have any gear and if we see her, we die. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.Throw blind! Trust in the heart of the cards and that somewhere out there is a kind and loving god who wants good to triumph!
>>28409926> Break a Cultist's faceLet's go against something we CAN deal with.And now playing paper football isn't that stupid anymore, going out is deadly. Wait, can we get a bonus to aiming because that well wasted afternoon?
Rolled 10>>28409926>Break a cultist's face. A chance is better than no chance for the poor sod they got.
>>28409864>>28409920Look I know we're in character white knightting this, but he's not the first person to undergo horrific cultist/god sacrifices, not by a longshot, but I certainly don't want to be the next.But if you must,>>28409926Break a Cultist's face
>>28409966>Wait, can we get a bonus to aiming because that well wasted afternoon?(I have to do this.)Actually...If you can recreate the trick-shot that you guys pulled off at Football Challenge 193...you'll need to ricochet the football (brick) off of the fridge door (dumpster lid) and it'll hit Sato's forehead (the cultist) and then bounce off that, right through the goal posts. (window)It's an insane shot, and you'll have to do this just right but...well...300 paper footballs and a day of training. (Not to mention all of the 'practice shots' for Bridget's 'challenge' shots like this one) So it's more like 500...plus.You are ready, you can do this, your training will not go to waste!All you have to do...is...not...miss...!Roll 1d6 to make sure
Rolled 2>>28410046Jesus Savior, Pilot Me
Rolled 4>>28410046MESSI MESSI MESSI.. oh wait wrong football
Rolled 4>>28410046This is my chance to shine!
>>28410079No! No! Nooooooooo And now I break down crying. We're fucked
>>28410079>>28410082Congratulations boys.We're deader than dead.
Rolled 4>>28410079>>28410082WEL MOTHER FUCKING ELP
>>28410109We're cursed... look at your die.
>>28410079>>28410082>>28410109Oh god my sides.We are all going to die.
YOU COULD'VE JUST HIDDEN
>>28409966I blame you for this.
>>28410162I hoped a +1 to sock him in the face, not an extra difficult trick shot.
>>28410079You wind up, take your spot, aim, step out from the shadows and...just throw the brick into the empty dumpster, missing the door completely.CURSE YOU BRIDGET GONNE!The loud CLANG is enough to make everyone look at the dumpster, and then back at you.One of the cultists lunges for you, you're too fast for the bastard though, you duck and dodge. He spins around, you stagger back, and where you THOUGHT there was a wall, there's only a wall that's about knee-high, you trip and fall backwards.However, you don't land on cement or pavement. You land on dirt and leaves.You get back up and look around. You aren't in Shibuya, or in Tokyo, from what it looks like.You're in the woods.And there's a well about twenty feet away.
>>28410209Approach well, try to enlist aid of the inevitable dead child inside.
>>28410209I thought we'd at least make it to the moon crisis. If only we had Yurei to tell the other GB what happened.
>>28410209Well, it's been fun.
>>28410244If we had Yurei with us, the priestess would've probably detected us even faster.
>>28410209Well if Daisuke survives this he's never going anywhere again without carrying all of his equipment because I know that I sure as hell wouldn't.
Rolled 6>>28410209Didn't the well have a metal cover on it? If it did we can close it up, at least for a while.
Rolled 5>>28410209The dice gods have spoken and found us wanting. Was a nice run guys>>28410322That's just rubbing the salt over dice gods
>>28410336We seriously did not have to do a thing for that guy anyway.One bird in the hand people. One. Now we've lost them both. We can only pray star got away. Let alone us.
>>28410311Or at least a proton grenade and upgraded trap.
>>28410360We'd have been fine if some jackass hadn't provoked a d6 rolling.
>>28410373But most of all the ecto-goggles so we don't have to worry about getting possesed by every damn mirror or video tape we look at.
Hey, I was just thinking, did the disaster of 2011 happen in this timeline? Are there entire towns of the dead on the eastern coast of Japan? And the radioactive mess of the Fukushima power plants?
>>28410488Maybe. Radiation isn't very friendly to ghosts. Our proton packs are proof of this.Radiation isn't friendly to anything really, alive or dead.
>>28410527>Radiation isn't very friendly to ghostsThat's at Fukushima, but what about the towns swept away by the tsunami? There were a lot of towns, with incredibly high death tolls.
>>28410527Radiation is such an asshole.
>>28410527Wrong kind of radiation. We're using Protons. The stuff in reactors emits Alpha radiation (helium atoms), Electrons, and Gamma rays.
>>28410565>Gamma raysThat can be harmful.
>>28410541Natural disasters and catastrophies happen all the time in history, and sure they do leave quite the large psionic-emotional residue. But we don't have to worry about that becoming a danger.It took a Gozer tier incident to raise the titanic from the depths for instance. But in light of recent events. . .I suppose we should be a little concerned.
>>28410565Has it been established what happens when you hit a human with a proton pack? That shit at least burns through flesh, right?
>>28410565Protons are still ionizing, like latter two you described. Same effect, different particles. All good against your average specter.
>>28410591They claim it gives you the runs. IRL it's basically shooting acid at a specific point (we treat cancers with dat).
So it's game over right?Because someone made a joke about paper football.
>>28410641True. All we know is the ionization rate of ghosts is relatively constant, so there might be a destabilizing effect the other way. I concede the point.
>>28410590>I suppose we should be a little concerned.Considering that this conjunction is close to a Gozer-tier event, AND the already known negative slime problem endemic to Japanese culture, I think we're going to have our hands full.Assuming, you know, we survive the next minute.
>>28410591It's a particle beam, it burns through your atoms.So yeah, probably pretty nasty.
>>28410336You look around. This is clearly a separate dimension. You call tell by the churning swarming swirling sky filled with clouds."You aren't infected." A voice says.You spin around and see a young girl. She's...it's hard to tell...Japaense yes, but she may only be half, and...there's that weird blurring."You're the first exorcist that's actually made it here without being infected." She says. "Although...you're not like any exorcist or priest that I've ever seen.""I'm not either. I'm a ghostbuster." You say."Oh. Umm, what that?" She says."Never mind, it isn't important." You say. "Who are you?""Not...sure...I remember a lot of childhoods, a couple of names, and I'm not sure if I'm 100% a girl. DO NOT ASK." "Wasn't!" You say."There's another one around here. She's not as nice, she talks to the Coffin." The girl says."The Coffin?""The Smallpox Virus.""The WHAT?""She is working with the Ghost of the Smallpox virus. It knew it was about to be eradicated, so it found her...me...us...and...a deal was made." She shrugs. "I don't remember, so many pasts all as one.""So, what can I do to get out of here?" You ask. "How do I stop her, it, you, whatever!""I don't know." She says. "You can't fight us, not here." She nods at the well. "That is too strong, it is our source, as long as that is there.""Okay, so we lure her out to somewhere else and then zap her there." You say.She shakes her head. "She'll disappear back here and be as good as new. But...there might be a way, I've been trying to think of one that could work, but the only way I can think of...""Go on." You say."Lure her out, and enrage her. Make her draw as much power as she can to claim someone. That will weaken this place. Then have someone come in and sever the connections between here and out there. Then you can defeat her out there and I can rest.""Okay...how do we do any of that?" You ask.(cont)
>>28410691>Not...sure...I remember a lot of childhoods, a couple of names, and I'm not sure if I'm 100% a girl. DO NOT ASKHa.I wonder if she's the combined ghosts of the "human" part of the Oiwa conglomerate.
>>28410691>Ghost of the Smallpox Virus....We are getting the team inoculated. The complete eradication of the smallpox virus outside of the CDC in the United States and VECTOR in Russia was one of the single greatest feats accomplished by Man. We need to make sure that our victory remains complete.
>>28410691>This is clearly a separate dimension. You call tell by the churning swarming swirling sky filled with cloudsWell, that's one way to deduce I guess.Ah, the far side of a transdimentional portal. "One of infinite potential configurations. You know ...theoretically." accroding to Ray Stanz.This must be the Ring configuration, heh.>The Ghost of SmallpoxWhatever we do do NOT mention Edward Jenner
>>28410691She shrugs. "I told you, I just know how it COULD work, not HOW it'll work."You pause and sigh. "So, I'm talking to half of a ghost, who has half of a plan to defeat another ghost who's OTHER half is that of a Sentient Disease."This is NOT covered in the handbook.""Oh...she's coming back." The girl says. "You need to run. Get out of here.""I can get out of here?!""Yes, you aren't infected." "Why didn't you say that to start!""I only get to talk to the dead." She says. "And they don't talk much down in the Well.""The way out, please? Like...now!" You say, those clouds ahead are swirling and dark. That's a clear sign of 'Something Bad Coming.' "That way...off the cliff. Now.""Off the...what now?!" You say."Go! Now!"> Run like Hell> Hide in the trees> Grab the Girl and try to get her to safety> Other
>>28410729I maintain that we should inoculate all of humanity one last time, and then destroy the samples from both.
>>28410770Run like hell. We can rescue her later, when we have tools.
>>28410770RUN. LIKE. HELL.We have been given the Grace of God (or the GM, which is as close as God can get). We will NOT waste this.
>>28410770>Run like HellYell thanks as we go.
>>28410770>Run like Hell
>>28410770>Run!Too bad this isn't like cartoon canon, where humans can fly in the ghost world and pass through things like ghosts can in ours.I'm still wondering what our Peoplebusters doppleganger is up to
>>28410775>and then destroy the samples from both.See, I disagree.We need to keep samples.We need samples in case it gets out again. There's samples frozen in certain places of the world that are probably being thawed out, just like with the viable samples of Spanish Flu we recovered in the Yukon before they thawed out on their own.
>>28410817That's Danny Phantom. I didn't think it applied to the Ghostbusters.....Unless DP copied GB... Wouldn't surprise me, given everything else.
>>28410817We'll meet the Japanese Peoplebusters soon enough one day I hope.
Rolled 3>>28410770Run for it.We have a chance. Time to run
>>28410828No, from The Realghostbusters cartoon episode "flipside". The original GB had to fly through ghost new york to try and escape. The PB also reappeared in the comics based off the sries.
>>28410818You can understand my fear of such a disease still existing though.Also, that's a rather durable virus. I had forgotten how durable the stuff is when it's a non-enveloped virus.
>>28410839>>28410839Don't worry, if we find our doppleganger he'll never have any equipment on him.
>>28410894>You can understand my fear of such a disease still existing though.Well yes, and I'm saying that there is a very good chance that viable samples that have been frozen in tundra and other such places of the world may one day be released, and that's why viable samples must be held, under extreme security, at the CDC and VECTOR.Destroying the samples we have would leave us vulnerable against the uncounted samples that are still in the wild.For 12,000 years the smallpox virus has afflicted Mankind. It hasn't even been a century since we think we've eradicated it; I think that it's too soon to let our guard down, against a threat that has afflicted us for twelve millennia.
>>28410796You run the way the Girl pointed and you don't fucking stop.You see a cliff in front of you, opening up to an endless void with the idea of an ocean below it. Doesn't even cause you pause, you're probably doing a little Wile E Coyote shtick as this place doesn't have normal physics laws.Of course, you do fall, and you're still trying to run while you fall.NOW you hit your back on the hard street."Oh thank God he's back!"Sato?You look up, you see Sato and Sana there. Sato's in full gear, and he has a rope tied around his waist. Sana is at a laptop and has the other end of the long LONG rope tied around that damn dumpster."Portal's closing." Sana says."Copy whatever data you can." Sato says. "Daisuke...don't turn to your ri-"You turn and you're looking at the face of a hideous corpse."GHA!" You scamper back and you bump into something wet behind you."Don't. Turn. Around." Sato says. "Yes, there's another corpse there too.""Okay." You say getting up. "How'd you get here?""Sana texted us during your chase." He says. "Sorry all of us couldn't get here sooner, but Akira's right on the bastard's truck, and with the way he drives, we'll find them before anything too bad can happen to her."Too bad? Wait...where's..." You look around. Two dead male bodies, and one dead female body...and signs of a large struggle."They got Star." Sato says. "I don't know how long we have, but we're getting her back.END EPISODE 5
>>28411007Great. So our fuckup cost Star and they'll probably expose her to the Tape.At least we have a possible way to get rid of Sadako, but god damn.Next Episode: Bust A Cap In Cultist Ass
>>28411035We need to talk with Peck, though. Tell him about the Ghost of Smallpox and we need vaccinations to fight it.
>>28411007NEXT EPISODE: KILLING THE VIDEO STAR!"Ghostbusters? I've heard of you.""Yeah, yeah. Con artists, so if you can give us our partner back we'd appr-""ENEMIES OF THE OTHER REALM! GODKILLERS! HERETICS!""Aww shit.""Oh, sure, why not? And if that doesn't work then let's try a house of mirrors, or an electronics store, or I know...let's do it out in the Scramble so she can come out of the giant screen on the 109 and be 50 feet tall!""That last one might not be a bad idea.""There is company precedent.""I see them...all of them...""How many are there Star?""Hundreds...all of them...floating." She pauses. "First one to make a Stephen King joke gets punched in the mouth!""Huh?""Uncultured morons."
>>28411054I think he'd also be very interested in the Cult of Ringu.
>>28411054Or we just get ourselves innoculated at a local hospital.The real issues are >Planetary alignment related doomsday and GB reinforcements>Funds for a customer containment grid>Getting them to crack down on leads of a cult around here
>>28411059>Hundres... all of them... floatingTHEY ALL FLOAT! WA-HA! WA-HA! WA-HA!But seriously, that episode title isn't giving me the warm fuzzies for Star.
>>28411059I get it!
>>28411059I'm going out of state to celebrate Thanksgivakuh with a big family reunion.KILLING THE VIDEO STARTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 3-5pm PST
>>28411059>KILLING THE VIDEO STAR!Are we gonna kill it with Internet?Video killed the radio star after all.
>>28411060>>28411078The cult thing will be difficult because of Japanese culture....then again, if we can spin this as another Aum Shinrikyo sub-cult, we might be able to get the police to help in cracking down on them.
>>28410989Wiser words have never been said. Knowledge is better insurance against fear that ignorance ever could hope to be.
>>28411099>Two weeks hiatusYou monster.>>28411103http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx5tSmOY_iMRelevant>>28411106I think that any cult exposing people to murder-tapes would be stopped.