Hey guys sorry to be late, we had a time daylight save event and i got cocky on the time
>>30754783I here ya OP. worst scheduled day of the year this is.
Checking inDid we have a thread on Friday? Kept checking, didn't see it in the catalog
>>30755110Don't think so. I was looking and also never saw one.
>>30755110>>30755032Hi. Aye we did had one but noone showed up. I did oversleep and start it late, tho.Where were we... finished weekend, had a talk with mr Flair, got a new huge office... maybe we should fast forward a couple of days to about wednesday to have The Krew set it up? check on Brass next oppnent, Alpha Wolf, then set up a strategy meeting with him and Mai for his training, unless you want to do something else?
>>30755156Dont forget we have to set up Euphry's unannounced street show. So city permits, hired security, logistics, stage building...all that planning and work has to be done so we don't accidentally shut the city down or create an explosively dangerous situation.
>>30755210Right, that would be bureaucracy.Roll 12d10 if you want to handle that paperwork by yourself.Are we fast forwarding a few days or staying on monday and working in our old office meanwhile?
>>30755210From a logistics side of things, suggest we get the Krew in on it. Pay them contractor money, or suggest they do it for free, in return for an invite to Euphry's after-party. Don't arrange it through XWF, else Ric will want a piece of the pie
Rolled 3, 2, 5, 4, 10, 2, 5, 5, 10, 6, 1, 1 = 54>>30755298Rollin'
Rolled 8, 10 = 18>>30755323Exploder dice, and some of those will be auto successes thanks to Persuader enhancement
Rolled 3>>30755340And again
>>307553235 successes and rolling explosive dice, but that's mostly done.Ah i remembered we need to tell the band we got them booked for playboy.Let me check... who do you want to talk to first? their reactions will be pretty much:Aleksander: "The living fuck am I supposed to do?"Aura: "Again? Sure, they have really good icecream"Bella: "What does it has to do with music?"Euphry: -laughs-Lyann: "I really don't think I would fit in."Mako: "Which penthouse? are we moving somewhere?"Stella: "Sure why not"
>>30755298Hmm, I'm fine fast forwarding to the strategy meet with Brass and Mai, but why don't we do a brief scene where we're doing research on Alpha Wolf (fight holos, post-fight medical reports on his opponents if we can swing them, that kind of thing) so when we talk to Mai and Brass we have our own plan to discuss and add to the mix.
>>30755382Does playboy have any Nova interviewers? Because if so we should mention they might be surprised to see what one could get out of Lyann.
>>30755390Well, he's basically a werewolf-themed 1st gen fighter with combat shapeshifting, a bit of taint, plenty of body modification (the power, taken various times), and a high Dormancy.He's a purely physical fighter, and while he doesn't bite (he could, but doesn't), his claw power and mega strenght are both fairly high.So, lots of lethal damage, mega strenght, and a dangerous ability to create clones. He uses the clones mostly for his finisher, the "Pack Hunt" tho
>>30755436So, we'll be using Brass' enhancement that lets him soak Lethal as BashingDid we get around to spending his XP on more health and more soak?
>>30755555I added it all to health to get him +16 health he's at 38 health from his old 21
>>30755587Nice. More soak next time?
>>30755617Want to raise his invulnerability or his armor?
>>30755640His invulnerability raises his mental defense. I don't think we can buy the power again for a different category, can we?
>>30755688Ah, right... I honestly wonder if you can buy it for something else. You are paying for it again after all
>>30755720I don't think white wolf ever specified. Even if they did, you can house rule it however you want.
AnywayYou watch some videos from Alpha Wolf's old fights. He tend to leap forward and try to swipe with his claws rather than grab. Brass would probably know more about fighting than you do, of course, but it is good to feel useful to your friend.(roll intelligence for analyze weakness 9d10)
Rolled 4, 2, 4, 2, 4, 10, 3, 1, 2 = 32>>30755917
>>30755937Alpha Wolf seems to have trouble steering. He can charge ahead at high speeds, but the few times his opponents manage to dodge the charge, he slams face-first into whatever's behind them.Aritsu: "Does he really need to howl and all? I honestly think his character is just a bit too violent, even for the XWF"
>>30756007Your cue. Also, do you want to talk to the band about playboy or just let it happen however it will?
>>30756007"He seems to do fine."
>>30756121Best talk to the band, get things lined up so nobody's surprisedMako might need a bit of warning
>>30756121>Talk to band about playboySure.-Reassure Alek that this is just another interview-Belle that playboy actually does have a following for their cultural and political reporting-Ask Aura which kind of ice cream she goes for (start having that on hand after Flux shows and Aura's matches)-Glance at Euphry, move on-Tell Lyann she might be surprised (at this point I'm betting most or all of the playmates are Nova's and if Hef's still alive he's probably one himself)-Mako...I'll explain later-Tell Stella to have fun.
>>30756266Me>>30756007"All part of the show Aritsu dear. Remember, heros are always measured against the villains they overcome. Alpha might skirt the line of going too far, but in a way he legitimizes the league by doing so.
>>30756233Aritsu: "I know, that is not what I meant, sir. I mean, wrestling, boxing, martial arts... those are all sports. It's fine. But this character is just so brutal. It feels more like mister Wolfside was fighting in the coliseum against a beast than a fellow sportsman, you see?">>30756255>>30756266About playmates being novas... I doubt it. They are way too expensive to keep on your company unless there are special circumstances. Aritsu for example stays with the XWF because Ren (the doctor) is the best pn Nova medicine, and working there means her family (ie her sister) gets to have Ren as a doctor. Also, she likes Ned's honesty and how he hasn't actually tried anything improper with her. When you are that hot in a uniform that tiny, designed to be sexist, you are used to your bosses getting ideas.Aura likes moccha with ..i dont know the english word. You know, that dried fruit that looks like a grape that was left out on the sun.***You sit with Lyann and Mako during lunch. Lyann is actually there in person (she likes the XWF because the baselines are used to being around novas, so she gets a lot less grief) and having a nova-sized third bowl of chinese.Mako cooked her and Lyann's lunch (and Ned if she had enough warning). The kitchen staff is ill-prepared to say no to the mega charismatic, friendly and gentle girl.Lyann: "That reminds me, I have your new security system in the trunk of my car. Do you want me to install it in your future office while The Krew works on it?"
>>30756372"That would be great. Thank you again Lyann, you have no idea how much of a load on my mind security has been recently."
>>30756479Lyann: "It is not a problem. Oh, Mako and I were talking. She is very proficient at Tai Chi herself, and we were thinking about having all of us for our evening practice, and then we could all watch a movie together"Mako: "I enjoy old hollywood movies, the ones with no color."Lyann: "Just say you like black and white movies. Most people will immediately know you are talking about really old movies."Mako: -nods- "Thank you">>30756574Do you post from a phone? why doesnt the name stick?
>>30756593>do you post from a phoneGot it in one.
>>30756593Ask Mako if she's ever seen Casablanca, yeah I know I know, but if she hasn't we need to make that happen.
>>30756672Mako shakes her head softly (she's eating and wouldn't talk with food on it. She's used to being a good example for all her little brothers).Lyann: "Well, I guess I know what we are watching tonight. We can watch it on my theater, projected over a white screen. It will be like a real movie theater from last century."Eldric walks in and sees you. Of course, he goes over to greet you while carrying his lunchEldric: -exchanges greetings first- "How are you doing?"Ned: "Hi Eldric. Fine, thanks. I don't think you've meet the ladies. This is Mako, and this is Lyann."Eldric: "I know who they are, of course, but no, I had not had the pleasure before. Enchante. Ami is coming over in a few minutes. Maybe we should pull a table over, or are you having a private meeting?"
>>30756813"Please, join us. Though I'm slightly surprised you and Ami aren't going off to have lunch on your own. How are things going by the way?"
>>30756874Grumble grumble grumble.
>>30756874Eldric: "Erh... fine, I suppose, we have been discussing about our plans for the new season. She thinks I should beef up and be more aggressive." -he says, having been chastised by the girl he likes.Lyann: "Ah, let's get another table, hold on a moment."Eldric: "Please, don't get up. Allow me!" -he quickly stands up and moves another table nearby. He is stretching the table mantles so they overlap sligthly when Ami shows."Ami greets everyone, and introductions are made, of course.Eldric: "Please have a seat" -he slides the chair for Ami before sitting back down- "What do you want to have?"Ami: "I'd like some lasagna, please."Eldric goes to fetch Ami's meal from the counter.
>>30756998"So, Ami looking forward to your debute season?"
>>30756998"Hi Ami, good to see you and Eldric getting along so well. You've met Lyann and Mako before right?" If she hasn't, introduce them."So, it's been X weeks in you're new place, how are you settling in?""Have you started prepping for the beginning of Gold League?" See if we can get an overview of her current training regiment, maybe we can step it up a bit.
>>30757117Ami: "Of course I am! I finally get to fight in the US regularly! and, ah... sis wants me to use some of her tricks in the ring, but they are not me, if you know what I meant?"Eldric comes back after a few minutes, carrying Ami's food with him.Ami: "So what are you guys up to?"Mako: "We are working out and then watching a movie theater!"Lyann: "She means we'll watch a movie, in my house theater."Eldric: "You have a house theater? I did not know you acted as well as everything else."Lyann: "Yes, I tried the tables for a bit, but did not get good reviews. I still love it, however."Eldric and Lyann seem to get along fine. Ami does not say much, but she looks at them with a curious expression.
>>30757222"Is there anything you haven't tried?"
>>30757222Yeah, we've got to find a way of engaging Ami and Mako in this conversation, but I'm just out of ideas today. Daylight savings knocks me on my ass every years, sorry guys.
>>30757378Lyann: "Of course there is. I can only be in so many places at the same time, you know? it's a big world."Eldric: "So which movie are you watching tonight?"Mako: "Casablanca, I believe"Ami: "I haven't seen it."Eldric: "Can we join you guys, or would we be on the way?" -that last bit was directed at Ned
>>30757494No way out of it now.
>>30757494"Well, tonight might not be the best time, we were planning to use the movie to cap off I night of Tai Chi training, which might run a bit long, but I was planning to set up a weekly movie night when my new office's screening room is finished. What do you guy think I should christen it with? I was thinking 'Singing in the Rain' might be an appropriate first film, but suggestions would be nice and will make it to the list."
>>30757724Me. Took me long enough to find a tact that could work without coming off too skeevey.
>>30757724>>30757749I sort of wanted to have Ami say her sister loves tai chi (which is true) and have Ned end up sitting with Mako, Lyann and Mai for the movie, but you were quite smart there and that should get its reward.Eldric: "Oh, then perhaps you'd like to watch it with me at your place, instead?" -to AmiAmi: "Sure, we can have snacks and drinks. I hadn't bought a holo nor a television yet. I think a holo would be better. Can have it project things on the wall for old movies."Eldric: "That sounds fine. I'll help you pick and install it."Lunch goes by quite pleasantly. Afterwards, you go back to your office and Aritsu informs you that a brand of skiing accesories wants to sign up Ami for their line of products this year.
>>30757919I would be fine with Ami mentioning our Tai Chi lessons to Mai later and her tagging along for future lessons and post workout movie times.>Skiing productsSee if Ami actually skis and if so see if we can get a complementary set of their product for her to try out. If she likes using their accessory we can work out a deal.
>>30757919Aritsu: "I did some research into them, they seem like a good brand. I have never gone skiing, however. Do you want to call them back?"******your cue
>>30758039Ugh, captcha made me delay my post until after yours.>Mai movie time unto Mako's movie time.>Mako learns a LOTA short phone call later and now you know that Ami does not know how to skii, albeit she would like to try it. It is a sport after all. If you can arrange for her to go to a skii resort for a few days so she can try the stuff, she would probably enjoy it. Maybe she could take someone along? She's unlikely to want to miss watching Brass fight live, so she would be back before friday night.
>>30758082>Call them, sound really optimistic about a deal but still see if Ami can test drive them - take a few amatre photos of her on the ski slope with them and do a viral marketing campaign leading into the official one.
>>30757919>Pyrokinetic>Advertising ski productsHey, it's their money...
>>30758168I think theyre going with the super cute and popular girl over the pyrokinetic bitBut that's a good point. I have been thinking a lot about what power set to give euphry. So far she can control liquids, maybe go the water->ice route and make her into a cryokinetic. Offer her the gig?
>>30758145Clearly we need to establish whether Eldric can ski. If not I'll think of something.
>>30758422For convenience sake lets say yes. That way he can offer to go with her as her instructor. Makes perfect sense.
>>30758168>Pyrokinetic>Not highly sought after athletic redhead that can spontaneously manifest multiple clones.Sure they can just use photoshop, but I think the angle still sells itself.
>>30758465Alright, roll 17d10 for the business roll. Also, I think its about time the profits from Flux! first album start rolling in, placing you as their manager back into resources 5 and almost at 6 again.
Rolled 8, 2, 7, 1, 1, 4, 4, 6, 1, 8, 6, 8, 8, 9, 5, 7, 4 = 89>>30758551Really hope someone beats me to rolling. My luck is going to be atrocious today.
>>30758551Right. And Ric Flair is at resources 8 or 9 under this system right?
>>30758703Since when has Ric had a resource cap?
>>30758736Resources 9 would mean assets worth at least 100 billion USD. Nobody on the planet has that kind of money. Except maybe Putin, nobody is quite sure how much money he has.
>>30758850Rico's a Nova
>>30758703I imagine so (or higher). He gets the lion's share of the XWF and the company makes stupid amounts of money. By now he's clearly working because he loves it, not because he needs the money.>>307586507 is pretty great, really. You have little trouble arranging things for Ami and Eldric. As it turns out, Ami comments about it to Brass and Python, and Samuel decides to ask Stella (his gf, not the drummer) to go skiing with him as well. As a girl from northern Africa, she is unlikely to have ever tried it.With the morning and early evening done with, you pick up Lyann and Mako and drive to Lyann's place.Mako goes in the rear seat (with the seatbelt on, of course!), enjoying the drive as she looks around while you drive. LA is positively tropical compared to the weather she is used to.Lyann: "Maybe we should stop by Mako's place first? if you want to spend the night at my place, do you need your own pajamas, or are you fine using some of my clothes to sleep on?"Mako: "Don't you have extra pajamas?"Lyann: "I don't wear anything when I sleep. It's just so much more comfortable."Mako: "Oh... can we please pick up my pajamas then, mister Salter?"Lyann: "She still can't call you Ned?"*****your cue
>>30758939Wait, didn't we get Mako a puppy at some point? We should probably make sure Lyann has the facilities to take care of it if we're bringing the little guy (does the massive thing even ft in our car?)."I've asked her to call me Ned, but im fine with Mr. salter if that's what she prefers. Let grab those pajamas Mako, anything else you need while we're at your apartment?"
>>30759046What makes you think the puppy is massive? is a puppy, im pretty sure it can sit on Mako's legs.Mako: Mao Mao! I can't leave Mao Mao alone, he would get scared!"Lyann: "Who?"Mako: "Mister Salter helped me adopt Mao Mao from a dog orphanage"Ned: "It's called a dog shelter, Mako."Mako: "Right"About an hour later, you are practicing Tai Chi with Mako and Lyann in the dance hall. Lyann is wearing a long silk shirt and pants, and Mako is wearing a similar outfit (albeit in cotton) while Mao Mao runs around chasing a randomly rolling soft ball Lyann made for it. It has a tiny bell inside, and it's of course quite resistant and safe for the small pup.Lyann: "Breathe while you stretch... see how Mako does it?"The girls seem happy to give you lessons, and after that the lot of you meditate while Mao Mao sleeps exhausted on the wooden floor, taking advantage of the warm sunlight as it filters through the tall windows, completely worn out after chasing its toy for almost two hours.Lyann: "That's it.. now try to imagine a drop of water falling into a small pong. It falls regularly, at its own speed. You have it?"Ned: "Right"Lyann: "Can you try and imagine another? it falls sliiightly slower. It too has its own speed. Try to use your fingers to follow the rythms if it helps."(roll 14d10 for Ned's Meditate ability)
>>30759046"Grab a change of clothes as well, we might just conk out after the movie after all."
Rolled 7, 7, 9, 1, 5, 1, 6, 2, 5, 6, 1, 10, 9, 3 = 72>>30759236Here rolls nothing...
Rolled 3, 1, 8, 8, 10, 4, 9, 7, 7, 9, 1, 2, 6, 10 = 85>>30759236Aaaah, manipadme uum?
>>30759266Well, you recover about 5 quantum points, but I dont remember Ned spending any today anyway.You also feel a "snap" as you learn the Compartmentalized Consciousness enhancement.You can split your mind into several different "servers" so to speak, so that they can each take care of a different mental process. They are only as smart as the dots you assign them, however. For example, an average human has intelligence 2. Ned has 5 and mega intelligence 4, so hes very intelligent, a genius, really.You could break it intoInt 2/M Int 2Int 3/M Int 2Or any other combinations you want. Just remember your dots on mega int cannot exceed your dots on regular int.If your "primary" mind gets mind controlled, it rolls intelligence against the secondary ones. If they win, you snap out of it.This can also work as a emergency feature. You normally keep your mind as a single entity, and when you are successfully affected by a mental attack, you roll intelligence+m int and the successes are made into a secondary mind that wll try to wake you up afterwards by rolling int vs the controlled mind's int.******Lyann: "Ned, are you alright?"Both girls are on all four in front of you, staring at your face while you remain kneeling.Lyann: "Would you like me to hand you a energy drink?"
>>30759412Look at both Mako and Lyann in front of us. Blink then have slight trouble saying "Yes. I would appreciate that." Try to hide arousal, accept that we will fail to hide anything from Lyann, relax and prepare for banter and verbal sparing.
>>30759445Mako stays where she is, staring at you with a curious look. She catches herself doing so when you look back at her. The kind girl blushes brightly, albeit she doesn't knows why. She sits on her heels, looking bashful.>>30759530Lyann's Achilles Heel is actually that she has completely average human perception and manipulation. She is just bad at guessing people's real motives, really.*****Lyann: "Here you go. Mako, do you want one as well? you look flushed"Mako: "I... do?"Lyann: "Alright, hold just a second again."She goes to fetch another drink for Mako, while Mako herself tries to avoid eye contact with you, not knowing why.A bit later, you are done with Tai Chi and meditation for the day. Lyann invites Mako to use the showers on the changing rooms, and apologizes to you for asking you to wait or use the ones on the penthouse.
>>30759632Use the one in the penthouse. Be sure to have a change of clothes ready for when we finish.
>>30759685Mako: "This is really nice?" -she says as she unbuttons her workout clothes in the changing roomLyann: "What is?Mako: "Having the time to spend with friends. But now I feel a little guilty about not helping people more."Lyann: "I dont see why you should feel guilty about having fun."The puppy wakes up alone in the large room and starts crying. Mako immediately goes out to fetch it. She freezes for a moment when she realizes shes nude in the middle of the room, but since Ned went up to the penthouse, she sighs with relief and carries Mao Mao back with her.Lyann: "Are you alright? you look all flushed again."Mako: "I am, really"Lyann: "Alright." -she pours some liquid soap on her hands and casually approaches Mako, starting to wash her upper body before remembering she's not with a clone.Both girls have a slightly awkward moment, but Mako seems just confused while Lyann is frozen thinking of a way to apologize.Mako: "I hadn't taken a shower with anyone since leaving China. I'm so used to washing my siblings at the orphanage, it was surprising to have someone do it for me."Lyann: "Oh... should I stop?"Mako: "I don't mind. It feels nice to be with someone."The girls seem to share that sentiment, and enjoy their shower, taking a bit longer than Ned expected to reach the penthouse after chatting and washing each other for a while.Lyann: "I think you should use a softer shampoo. Your hair looks nice, but I think you are burning it a little and your nova metabolism just fixes it almost right away, normally."Mako: "Softer? I am simply using what the store clerk recommended."Lyann: "Try a honey-based baby shampoo next time. I'll help you buy some tomorrow morning."Mako: "I'd like that"They are both freshly changed bathed when they reach the penthouse, wearing soft, long fluffy bathroom robes, oozing that nice "just showered" aura everywhere.
>>30759947Lyann: "Ned, do you want something to eat during the movie?"You are resting on her couch after your shower, (remember she has several changes of gym clothes for you) and the sight of the two super beauties coming together like that hits you hard enough you are glad you aren't on a robe.
>>30759978"Popcorn would be nice"Oh, I just realized, since Lyann linked all of her clones any attempt to mind control her is made at +500 difficulty
>>30760039Only if she has te link "on" at the time. But it would be funny. she is supposed to be pretty much the hottest female on the planet, if we just look at her mega appearance 7. I can imagine Bomber Lord going "become my lover" and it just bounces off her stupid high mental defense.*********Lyann: "Alright. We'll change and then we can all go to the theater on the fourth floor together."One of her clones stays with you, making you small talk and making sure you are comfortable (while also preparing the popcorn)You are wearing one of the white silk and cotton workout clothes Lyann made for you. It fits nicely, and feels light and freeing. The long pants reach juuuust long enough to almost (but never) reach under your heels, and the shirt feels so natural you caught yourself checking to make sure you were wearing it, at least once.Lyann(?): "Do you prefer your popcorn with salt, butter, or natural?"Ned: "Ah.. lets try it with butter. Thankfully heart problems are not something I'll have to worry about anymore. I think"Lyann(?): "Of course"
>>30760173Ned: "I wonder how they are doing"Lyann(?): "Give me a moment... the host is helping miss Tsun into one of her shirts. As it turns out, miss Tsun is more generously endowed on the bust area, and feels a bit conscious about her nipples showing through the silk of the shirt... I should probably not have told you that, right?"The girls come out after a little bit. And you do your best effort to not seem aware or look towards Mako's troubled area. Lyann: "Oh, would you like to watch t he movie with a full theater? it's always best that way"
>>30760471"By what? Meaning have all you clones on hand sit with us? You dont have to Lyann, besides, im happy to be here with just the two of you."
>>30760527The movie goes well, and Mako is a river of tears for a little while after it, albeit she insists she is having a lot of fun.Lyann: "Well, maybe it was enough fur for tonight. Ned, do you want to stay in a guest room, or will you drive home? it is almost midnight now."
>>30760623We'll stay the night
>>30760696Now, do you guys want a event to advance the relationship with one of the girls, or do we ff a couple of days to the new office? I remember someone saying they didint want to see a waifu war
>>30760877I think that was me. Plus, we're the only ones here. It would be kinda dickish of me to vote on this issue.
>>30760931Oh, it is pretty late. I guess we should stop here for today. Ill go eat and see you guys tomorrow.If you play The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, add me, my IGN is Maglad
>>30761031I got back too late...Ah well, good game today King, see you tomorrow.
>>30760931That and I kinda want to try for Lyann/both even though Mako is an international incident (Hell with China)
>>30761452Well, I think that IF they care, they care about her not using her powers to mess with things. I doubt they care about her personal partner choice, tho being the sweet and innocent girl is part of her selling trait over there