Alright, let's see if we have better luck today.Those interested can read the archives on suptg looking the thread up as manager's quest, or by my tripname***As Ned exits the office, he finds a hand made teddy bear (its a panda) holding a letter, sitting on the hood of his car.Mako wanted to thank him for taking her and Lyann to the zoo, and wants to watch movies with him tomorrow.Which is when Ned usually goes to Mai's ranch for movie and slighty adult fun.
>>33579917Howdy***The following morning, Aritsu greets you at the lobby, as usual.Aritsu: "Good morning sir" -she's wearing a white version of the secretarial uniform. It harmonizes nicely with her fair skin and hair.Ned: "Morning. What do we have this morning?"Aritsu: "Make a wish foundation wants to schedule an appearance by mister Wolfside on a children's hospital," -she says while giving you a thin folder-Ned: "I suppose that can be arranged..."Aritsu: "N! wants to know when they will get a interview with mister Rodriguez."Ned: "I see" -she hands you another thin folderAritsu: "And Hawaiian Tropic wants to hire miss Morgan for an add campaign"Ned: "I could see that, but I'm not sure if she will be alright with it."Aritsu: "The game studio says they are ready with the game and sent a copy to your personal account."Ned: "Oh, that's excellent news."***You walk together to your office. What do you want to deal with first?
>>33579954Lets deal with the Hawaiian tropic first.
>>33579997works for me
>>33579997Want to call Ami to the office, or deal with it one-sidedly? you ARE her manager, after all, it is well within your power/responsibilities. And Mai will laugh so much if Ami gets skittish about it.***Aritsu brings you the charts showing the effect of Ami's previous jobs. All the companies that worked with her on advertising campaigns have grown noticeably. The girl's honest, slightly tomboyish personality, married to a dynamite, super human figure seems to work wonders for television and printed advertising.You can probably negotiate a better deal with hawaiian tropic. They may be feeling some pressure since Ami has been working for a rival firm, and decided to steal the star of their campaign rather than try to find someone who could compete with her.
>>33580061Hi, good morning
>>33580077I think we can agree in her name, as long as we get her usual guarantees. And obviously we press for the best deal we can get.
>>33580117Alright, roll 13d10 for Biz. 3+ successes means you get a really good deal for her, but what does that exactly means?Want her to be the next sexy california girl?OrWant her to appeal with her natural personality as a tomboyish, fun but hot girl next door?
Rolled 9, 8, 7, 4, 1, 9, 3, 3, 6, 4, 7, 5, 6 = 72>>33580191Probably her natural personality.
Rolled 5, 2, 7, 5, 4, 3, 6, 5, 5, 5 = 47>>33580233Alright, the Ads will be built around her natural charm as a fun and approachable, sligthly tomboyish hot girl. It will have a lot of action shots, which suits her fine.Remember she has the Physical Genius Perk (all that Fallout showing. I know its a Merit in this system but I couldnt resist) so ANY non-combat physical activity she tries always receives +3 automatic successes. She literally CANNOT fail at sports or so, ever.Rolling for her perform. Remember to add +3 successes from Physical Genius (so at the "worst", it's at least "Great")What about Brass and the Make a Wish foundation? Guy has a big heart, I can see him agreeing to it easily enough. Do you want him to take the time, pulling him out of his current schedule? Right now he's training, working with General Motors in a campaign, and a brand of gym equipment.
>>33580299Wow, only 1 success on the roll? that sucks, good thing you wanted to go with the more physical/action oriented approach for the campaign.I imagine she does a lot of beach volleyball, surfing, and some other such things. Riding that ridiculous but fun giant banana pulled by a fast boat, all that physical stuff.
>>33580323>>33580299I don't really see any problem with him doing charity work. Brass does work out for sleeping right?
>>33580330You go check on your star. Predicatbly, he's at the gym.Brass: "Hey Ned, what's up?" -he says from under some ridiculously heavy geomagnetic weights.Ned: "Looks like a fleet of loaded trucks." -you say, looking at the numbers on the weights- "Anyway, the Make a Wish foundation wants you to show up at a children's hospital on Tuesday. I said yes in your name."Brass: "Sure, no problem. Oh, doesn't one of those girls you got for the band thing works with children? the quiet one?"Ned: "Mako? right, I'll see if she wants to go too."Brass: "Alright. You missed Ahmed, he just finished his morning workout and left for the ranch. Could probably still catch him if you give him a call."Ned: "No, there's no need. Come think of it, I still have to find him work outside the XWF"Brass: "Good luck with that. He's a nice guy and friend, but I understand baselines can be terrified of him."Ned: "I'll just think of it as a challenge"Brass: "Oh, meet up for lunch? Samuel is probably going to be all lovey-dovey with Stella on the phone, and you probably know just how annoying it can be to listen to a stupid in love couple all the time."Ned: "Sure. See you at 2 on the cafeteria."***>>33580390He doesn't need to sleep, really. Neither does Ami, Aura or Eldric, either. But Brass actually heals/rests while working up. Also, "does not need to" doesnt means "does not enjoy to".Roll 11d10 to see how his hospital visit goes, tho with Mako there it's pretty much a guaranteed success. Want to "filter" voice about it to the press?
Rolled 3, 10, 2, 1, 10, 1, 6, 5, 1, 3, 6 = 48>>33580445
Rolled 7, 7 = 14>>335805112 critical successes. Rolling exploding dice. Got 4 successes already
Rolled 8, 2, 2, 5, 8, 7, 1, 2, 10, 8, 8 = 61>>33580445>>33580511Man, the dice aren't with us today.>Also, "does not need to" doesnt means "does not enjoy to".I'm honestly impressed if they can go to sleep at anything resembling a normal schedule if they have so little need for it.
Rolled 62>>335805486 successes total is very, very good.Everyone will enjoy the hospital visit. Apparently you didint filter any info to the press, but more than one of the children posted online pictures of it, and word still got out. The tabloids are buzzing with rumours about Brass and Mako seeing eachother, now.>>335805617 successes its pretty fucking good, I think the dice are okay.You just need to check the game, which has been in developing long enough that you know its awesome. Its just checking for any weird bugs at the last minute.Want to send it for some thorough testing, or trust in the community to spot/patch the bugs themselves?
>>33580608>Want to send it for some thorough testing, or trust in the community to spot/patch the bugs themselves?Thorough testing
>>33580608> trust in the community to spot/patch the bugs themselves?This will end in the game being completely unplayable until a week 1 patch right?
>>33580608>relying on the community to improve their gameDid we work with Bethesda?Alright, this will delay the game launch another week, but the common opinion on the forums when the spokeperson explans the why is that it is much better to wait the extra week for such a reason.Lyann gives the engine for the game a once over. It can now cures blindness. And doubles as antiviral software, with a little animation of your choice between brass, Python, Ami or Okaba punching a virus-looking monster in the corner of the screen when one is detected.With a couple of hours left in the morning, want to do some personal business, calling Mako about her note lastnight, talking to Mai about having a guest for movie night, inquire with Aritsu about her sister, flirt with Lyann, or something else/all of the above?
btw have you guys played New Vegas? I was just reminded of a scientist that said "Im a humanologist""That isint a real thing""You fool! not only do we here at Big MT master all fields of science, we make new ones and master those, too! besides, when you master all things human-related. saying you have 230 different PHD and MD sounds a little conceived, no?"
>>33580710Let's talk to Mai.
>>33580710>flirt with LyannWhy do I have this image of her with a bunch of inventions to help with flirting? >>33580786Why not? If I disagree we'll just end up flipping a coin anyway.
>>33580786How do you do mechanically-enhanced flirting?Well, I think there's enough time to do both things in two hours.***A quick call to Mai's ranch...Mai's upper body comes into view on top of your desk, a moderately high quality holo of she as she wears a blue jean jacket, her smooth bright hair cascading behind her. The image quality is as high as it can be, but her home camera is starting to grow old, after all.Mai: "Hi Ned! why are you calling so early, did you miss me?" -she says in a good mood as she leans forth a littleNed: "O-of course I did. Ah, Mai, is it fine if I bring someone else to the ranch tonight? you remember Mako, right? she wanted to watch a movie as well..."Mai stares at the camera...Roll 8d10 for diplimacy
Rolled 5, 2, 9, 3, 2, 10, 4, 3 = 38>>33580863>How do you do mechanically-enhanced flirting?The food, candles and music of the candle lit dinner has been scientifically optimized for maximum romantic appeal. Or something.
Rolled 8, 5, 6, 1, 1, 7, 3, 1 = 32>>33580863You know so called "romantic" songs? Yeah, she has a whole new definition of the term.
>>33580911ah, the old "ligh has been proved to affect the mood. These lights give +2 charisma"?In Fallout New Vegas, one AI light switch was involved in "deep, rich intelligence enhancement study of the spectrum" while the other was involved in "rich, deep study on how light at the right spectrum affects human mood"One gives +2 int for 12 hours, the other gives +2 charisma for 12 hours.http://youtu.be/YN_3Zsd-f-QDo not trust the toaster
>>33580982btw I just love the toasterhttp://youtu.be/U6kp4zBF-Rc
>>33580927Well, 2 successes is moderately successful.***Mai sighs, and agrees, but you probably should show up with a gift tonight and next week.Calling Lyann, you find she's at home, working on a sculpture. There's something adorable about a cute girl on an overall.Her camera, of course, its better than what is available on the market, and the image floating over your desktop is good enough to record the call.Lyann: "Ned? hi! Thanks for taking us to the zoo yesterday, I actually had a lot of fun. Did you want anything?"*** Want? would it be fair if I ask you to take the ocerall off? I was calling to see how you were doing. I miss you already, after all Is Mako around? maybe the three of us could go out somewhere on sunday? Want to run away somewhere on Sunday, just you and me? Other
>>33581155> Is Mako around? maybe the three of us could go out somewhere on sunday?
>>33581155>Mai sighs, and agrees, but you probably should show up with a gift tonight and next week.Clearly we should get her the nicest bottle of wine we can find. Euphry probably has it. Also, Lyann's genetically engineered flowers of forgiveness.> Want? would it be fair if I ask you to take the overall off?> I was calling to see how you were doing. I miss you already, after all> Is Mako around? maybe the three of us could go out somewhere on sunday?
>>33580863>>33580911Wait, our diplomacy modifier is 11d10 isn't it? 12d10 when conducting trade negotiations.
>>33581281oh. Want to roll the extra dice?
Rolled 8, 1, 6 = 15>>33581325
>>33581233Want all 3? not sure if i got you right
>>33581329Oh well, 3 successes is fairly successful. I imagine she sighs and smiles and says she likes Mako so it'll be fine. You should probably still show up with a gift, tho. It cant hurt
>>33581344yup, some teasing, then getting asking the pair of them out
>>33581426OoC, remember that Lyann has a crap manipulation score, which is used both to lie and "sense motive" so she may take you literally. AnywayNed: "Well, if I can ask for anything, could I ask you to take that off?"Lyann: "You can ask" She says with a smile. Yeah, she's not taking it off, but she does unhook the shoulder straps, and keeps it up with both arms crossed over her chest. The effect is quite charming, anyway.Ned: "That's just cruel..."Lyann laughs a little bit, and spins so you can see her bare back for a moment (since the straps of the overall fell away). "Better?"Ned: "Much. It's Mako around? maybe the three of us could go somewhere on Sunday."Lyann: "Oh? you are taking us out again? where to?"Ned: "Since it's only one day, somewhere nearby. Maybe a private beach?"Lyann: "That sounds fun. I'll make sure to sell the idea to her, and get her into a embarrasingly tiny swimsuit. She's just fun to tease, you know?"Ned: "I like where this is going."Lyann: "I will get her an actual, proper swimsuit for you to see her in, tho."Ned: "Are you sure you are not a super villain or some evil evil genius?"Lyann: "Relatively." -she blows you a kiss, and ends the call.Aritsu: "My, isin't Ned Industries stock sky high these days?" -she says as she brings you your coffeeNed: "Not you too..."Aritsu: "Don't worry, sir, I'm just playing. Well, you still have an hour off, do you want to arrange something else?"****Want to try and get a gig for another of your stable members? maybe something for Ahmed?
>>33581650If he's scary for baselines, he could probably get some gigs in horror movies right? Once his score starts going down him and his Lyann could star in Beauty and the Beast.
>>33581738Maybe shoot the "beast" portion first, than have the filming continue as his taint starts going down?
>>33581847That will take at least 2 years to get to a point where he's not scary any more. Besides, even if he's not "supernaturally scary" he's still a huge 7+ ft tall huge dude with biceps like trees and veins like hoses, so, you know, still quite intimidating.>>33581738Wouldnt his heart suffer if we cast him as a monster? but movies is not a bad idea... he could be an awesome action star! And he definitively can do his own action scenes.Want to try to get him a gig on movies, then? this is LA after all
Also remember, he's going to live hundreds of years. Its better if he builds a solic careerhttp://youtu.be/ebXB0lBoaQ0?list=PL18A8B86C2169BA8A
>>33581950Fine by me.
>>33582023>>33581988Well, Ned is good, but making someone into a movie star is probably going to take more than an hour unless he finances the movie himself. Finance the movie yourself Make some calls, arrange a meeting, a lunch, a brunch, a dinner, etc Call Rick about starting a XWF movie studio Other
>>33582048> Make some calls, arrange a meeting, a lunch, a brunch, a dinner, etcNed's name is probably gold in business circles by this point.
>>33582080back in 10 minutes or less
>>33582080Alright back, roll 13d10 for Bix, product placement. Will get some meetings and make it into a project
Rolled 6, 5, 2, 7, 10, 3, 8, 8, 5, 3, 10, 2, 10 = 79>>33582168We're quite unfair when it comes to buisness aren't we?
Rolled 6, 6, 6 = 18>>33582197exploading dice
>>33582235stop it Satan
>>33582168BiZ, stupid typoes, I hate my eyes now ;_;>>33582197thats pretty fucking awesome, even without rolling the explodey dice.Ive been thinking about it. Will probably give Ned a rival who is also a nova and uses social fu against him to make life harder soon.****Having arranged a few meetings between studio people, you and Ahmed, you take a look at the clock and go to the cafeteria to meet with Brass.Your friend meets you in the hallway with a fresh change of clothes, having finished his morning workout and showered.Brass orders a nova portion, and sits to enjoy it as the experienced kitchen staff readies to start a military-like supply line to your table.Ned: "So, what are you up to?"Brass: "Ah, you should ask! you are keeping me busy pretty much every day, aren't you? Well, that's good after all. Rolling stones grow no moss and all that."He performs a war crime against a perfectly cooked steak, and chugs a small keg of orange juice.Ned: "I'm somewhat surprised you don't have a beer for lunch"Brass: "Lost the taste for it shortly after becoming a nova."Ned: "But you still drink during poker night"Brass: "It's expected. Speaking of which, what about tomorrow's fight? there's no arrangements for it, right? just two people beating the daylights out of eachother?"Ned: "Right, you two can talk it out if you want to sell the first 10 minutes or whatever."Brass: "We'll do."Brass tells you about how he's been thinking in buying his own ranch for a while. He's seen the advantages of privacy, and wants to know if you could get Mai and Lyann to take a look at security for him, and if you could purchase the land for him. He'll give you signing power for it, of course.Want to look for land for Brass?
>>33582355Sure. Ask him how big he wants it, and how close it has to be.
>>33582355>>33582385Good ideas. We might want to get an additional secretary or two at this rate tho'
>>33582385>>33582406Alright, after lunch, then, you'll start looking for a good piece of terrain for Brass, and then go pick up Mako and drive over to Mai.Stop here for today? also, tomorrow there's 5 fights, Brass vs Titania, Python vs Black Hawk, Ami vs Equitas, Eldric vs Ultrabeast, and Aura vs Okaba. Which ones, if any, do you want to play?
>>33582581I think summarizing them might be a good idea really.
>>33582616Alright, after that we'll get started with the trial of BL and have more adventures on that side. Ill see you tomorrow guys