>Technically Jedi Quest 8, but who’s counting?You are Jedi Apprentice Roa Koo’lade, a thirteen-year-old Zabrak girl. You are under the tutelage of Jedi Master Plo Koon.And your everything hurts like a thousand wailing bitches. At least your hearing is back.
>>27402030You and your Master received a mission to investigate reports of hyperdrive sabotage and theft on the shipyard world of Fondor. You boarded the Republic diplomatic cruiser Estrella, captained by a Judicials officer named Gardann, but it was attacked by a pirate corvette not a quarter of the way to Fondor. The ship was boarded and you were captured after a failed attempt to defend the bridge.Your Master, however, managed to hijack a pirate shuttle and boarded the corvette via DYNAMIC ENTRY to rescue you. You then detected a Force signature somewhere in the ship and followed it to find two Force-sensitive girls, Lili and Hannaca, taken prisoner by the pirates. Master Koon intimidated one of the guards, Grerssk, into helping to protect you and the girls. When pirates began converging on the brig, you led the group away, but in the confusion, Hannaca was wounded and you captured the pirates’ “accountant,” a Twi’lek woman named Ceera.You hurriedly brought Hannaca to the medical bay, but along the way you encountered the pirate bosun, Reppintar. You and Grerssk drew him away in separate directions. You happened across the ship’s reactor room and after disabling it you tried to return to the medbay. Reppintar intercepted you halfway there.You blew him to smithereens with a thermal detonator, but you were almost killed in the explosion yourself. You managed to stagger back to the medbay, only for the panicked captain and his bodyguards to follow you back (Master Koon was apparently hunting them down), although you and Ceera managed to take them all down.>Your current stats are listed in the pic.>Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Jedi%20Quest>Twitter: http://twitter.com/EssVeeTG>A warning: I’m a slowass writer.
>>27402050“I’m not sure whether to congratulate you or scold you for that insane tactic.”Your tunic top removed, you lay on the rest bed as the medical droid applies burn salve, disinfectant, and bandages to your various injuries. Lili sits in the space between your bed and the still-comatose Hannaca’s. Master Koon stands with his back to you, arms crossed, watching the door with a twitching Ceera. The pirate captain and his three lackeys have all been restrained and tossed into an empty storage room. M6 injected them all with tranquilizers to keep them unconscious for the next few hours.“Didn’t I live, Master?” you say.“I’ll give you that much, at least,” he concedes. “But there’s a reason we don’t encourage young Jedi to carry out crazy plans. Reality tends to disagree. Forcefully.”“Master, you crashed a shuttle into another shuttle in the hangar,” you point out, a bit miffed. “How is that not a crazy plan?”“Ah, but I’m a full Jedi Master, and you are but an Apprentice,” Koon says airily. “I have the ability and the skill to reject the universe’s notions of what reality should be and substitute my own. You’ve yet to learn how.”“So basically you used the Force to cheat.”“Exactly.”Lili clears her throat.“Master Jedi, if I may ask, how exactly is a Jedi promoted from Apprentice to Knight?” she asks.1/2
>>27402050Wasn't there a med-droid here?Can we get a bacta-pack or something? And how's Hannaca doing?
>>27402082That's pretty much what you're getting right now.Hannaca is still out from the anesthetics.>>274020682/2“Well, they have to go through the Knight Trials at the end of their apprenticeship,” Koon explains. “My own Padawan just started hers, so she won’t have to worry about her Trials for a good long time.”“I see,” Lili says. She pauses for a moment. “Judging from her voice, Roa is younger than me and Hannaca. When did she become an Apprentice?”“Yesterday,” Koon says. “She turned thirteen about a month ago.”“…oh, my.” The Miraluka’s voice is very, very soft. “I didn’t realize she was that young…”“In case you’re wondering, both you and Miss Ikerin would be considered too old to receive training as Jedi,” Koon continues. “Roa and I were delivered to the Temple as children. Even the one exception I know of started as a nine-year-old boy.”That would be young Anakin Skywalker. You recall seeing him sitting alone at a table one day, during breakfast. Everybody his age kept away from him. You felt sorry for him, but not enough to actually do anything about it.Lili seems to be patient enough that she wouldn’t be bothered by isolation, and she and Hannaca have each other to stave off loneliness. But you saw how she reacted when Ceera shot Hannaca, her rage and fear radiating off her like a dark miasma. “I’m not concerned about myself,” Lili says. “My people are familiar with Force-sensitivity.”She looks at Hannaca and you’re reminded that the Miraluka can see through the Force. “I doubt you’ll just let Hannaca go, though.”“Perhaps we might,” Koon says lightly. “But frankly, it’s not my decision to make; it’s hers and the Council’s.”>“Master, where’s Grerssk?”>”Master, when are we heading for Fondor?”>Pitch into the conversation with your own two cents. >Keep quiet.>Other.
>>27402096>“Master, where’s Grerssk?”
>>27402129“Master?" you say. "Do you know where Grerssk went?"Master Koon snorts. “Grerssk. Yes, him. He contacted me on my commlink earlier. He really should have tried to make proper contact with us instead of cower away from my lightsaber.”You narrow your eyes. “What do you mean by that, Master?”“He’s no pirate, Padawan,” Koon says. “He’s a Republic agent who infiltrated this ship. And while he is actually a Trandoshan, Grerssk isn’t his real name.”>“What.”>“He did seem a little polite for a pirate, come to think of it…”>Other.
>>27402030>Jedi QuestHooooleeeee fuuuuuck.Been a while Essvee.I'm that guy who almost killed koo'lade
>>27402229>How were we so poorly prepared for an attack by a pirate ship with a Republic agent on it?
>>27402229>“He did seem a little polite for a pirate, come to think of it…”Okay, how are we going to get to Fondor? Are we going to capture the rest of the pirate crew?
>>27402257That touches on further plot.>>27402277With a start you remember your original mission to investigate hyperdrive sabotage and theft on Fondor. You’ve almost forgotten about it, from all the blasting and sneaking and running for your life that’s kept you busy for the last hour or so.“When are we heading for Fondor, Master?” you interject. “We can contact the Council then.”“I’ve activated the ship’s distress beacon,” Koon says. “This close to a major hyperspace route, another vessel is certain to pick us up within at least a few hours. And considering that you’ve disabled most of the ship’s power, I doubt we’ll be moving anytime soon.”“Are we going to go after the rest of the pirates?” you ask.“Hm. Well, that depends on how you’re feeling. I could go alone, of course, but I’m unwilling to risk the crew finding you here. This isn’t exactly an out-of-the-way closet.”>We’ll be fine, Master.>I can come with you. (roll required)>Other.
>>27402429>That feel when you wrote up a huge amount and ended up having to skip it.Oh well, it can come up later.
>>27402229>>“He did seem a little polite for a pirate, come to think of it…”
>>27402277>>27402475“He did seem a little polite for a pirate, come to think of it. Did he say who he was working for?”“Republic Intelligence,” Master Koon laughs. “Seriously. I didn’t believe him at first, to tell the truth, not until he gave me his identification codes.”So everything about the jagannath points, his family’s banishment from Dosha…all of it was probably true, but he was working for the Republic instead of organized crime to earn them back.“But then how were we blindsided when the Republic had an agent on this ship?” you ask.“That depends on whether the good captain even knew which ship he was going to attack. From what you’ve told me, Mr. Yinter was told to stop the Estrella at a certain location.”Lili looks quite out of her depth. “I’m sorry, Masters Jedi. But what are you talking about? Mr. Grerssk works for the government? That makes no sense.”“Think about it, Miss Stenn,” Master Koon says. “Why would he have dropped everything to help you? Even a pirate can be loyal to his employer, even if that loyalty is enforced through fear. While I was off fighting my way to the bridge, Grerssk had no reason to help you evade his crewmates and guide you to the medbay. No offense to you, Roa, but he could have taken advantage of your inexperience to lead all of you into a trap. But he didn’t. Why is that? Why would he risk his life and position to help you?”“Because he’s a decent person,” Lili replies.“Of that, I have no doubt. But the main question here is why he was still here. Intelligence probably sent him to infiltrate this ship—a frigate-class pirate vessel would be quite worrying for the Judicials—but he must have been here for many months to earn enough trust to guard a valuable prisoner. And if he had been here for that amount of time, he should have already gathered enough incriminating evidence to bring an airtight case against this ship.”1/2
Holy fuck, Jedi Quest is back. Where were you?
>>274025402/2Koon pauses. “If I recall correctly, Miss Stenn, the captain of this ship specifically took you hostage over everyone else.”“Yes, he did,” she says cautiously. “But it is quite obvious that I’m a Miraluka.”“He may indeed have kidnapped you because of that,” your Master agrees, “And the possible implications of that are ominous. In any case, Grerssk simply may have been lucky enough to stumble upon you two and relayed your presence to his superiors, but then why didn’t Intelligence notify the Jedi? It is commonly agreed that Force-sensitives are the Temple’s jurisdiction.”“Maybe his bosses didn’t want you interfering,” Ceera says, without looking away from the door. “You might have blown his cover.”“Maybe,” he echoes. “Many see the Jedi as glory hounds. It’s true, in some cases. But other Jedi like Master Tahl, bless her heart, had cordial working relationships with Intelligence. If this was a large-scale operation, at least a few agents would have notified us of this development. Although judging by the fact that Grerssk was apparently the only plant on this ship, it is likely that only a small team worked on this operation. Then your inference that Intelligence did not want the Jedi involved would make sense; a small operation can maintain secrecy more easily than a larger one. The higher-ups likely ordered a state of total silence. And that’s that for this explanation.”He shrugs. “The others fall into the realm of conspiracy theories, and there’s not enough concrete information to build on them. Of course, there is one point that doesn’t fit—”>Keep silent.>Respond. “So then why would Grerssk tell us who he was working for?”>Other.>>27402557Busy as fuck, bro. Got an internship in LA as an IT guy. Hooray for connections, but I think the employees liked me well enough anyways.
>>27402030>Roa Kool-AidReally now?
>>27402590Yes, really. I rolled with it.
Rolled 12>>27402429>>I can come with you. (roll required)
>>27402574>Respond. “So then why would Grerssk tell us who he was working for?”
>>27402617No rolls yet, anon.
>>27402574>Respond. “So then why would Grerssk tell us who he was working for?”You don't break deep cover until you're just about to report in, and even then, you wait until the absolute last moment.
>>27402623>>27402631“So then why would Grerssk tell us who he was working for?”“It could be that he disagreed with the decision to maintain silence,” Master Koon says. “Of course, breaking cover early would be immensely shortsighted on a mission like this, but I’m inclined to think that he is no longer aboard the ship. He probably views Miss Stenn and Miss Ikerin as under our jurisdiction now, especially since that his mission—if my guess is correct—is essentially finished.”“Does that mean there might be a Republic ship on its way?” Ceera asks. She sounds both nervous and excited.“Perhaps,” Koon says. “If I was right.”“Master, could he have been lying about being a Republic agent?”“Of course there’s always that possibility,” Plo Koon says. “That makes his purpose here even more ambiguous—was he on this ship to still bring its crew to justice? Was it for some other purpose? Or was he tipped off that Miss Stenn and Miss Ikerin would be here—and by whom?”>Voting "I can come with you" for >>27402429?
>>27402810Good to have you backCouldn't we barricade the door/ otherwise secure our location enough for Koon to feel comfortable with leaving us? Or would it be more reasonable to just wait for reinforcements? I would really hate for the pirates to hide and then board the incoming ship.
>>27402921It's been way too long, yeah.You could. That will be incorporated in your response.And you could always warn an incoming ship to stand way the fuck off before getting off the pirate ship in an escape pod.
>>27402810Yeah, let's see if we can't get up and join Master Koon.
>>27402429>That touches on further plot.Oops. Sorry. T.T
>>27402996That's fine. I tried explaining this, actually, though I'm not sure how plausible it sounds.>>27402986Two votes. I guess that'll have to do until the thread picks up some speed.Roll 1d20+4 for Fortitude. DC18.Note that eventually DCs will reach beyond 20, but by then you'll hopefully have enough bonuses to counter this.As a demonstration, Plo Koon's lightsaber bonus is +35.
Rolled 14 + 4>>27403034
>>27403049That's 18, right?
Rolled 3 + 4>>27403034Out of curiousity, what is Master Koon's Funk bonus?
Rolled 17 + 4>>27403065yes 14+4 = 18>>27403034
>>27403070That's a secret!>>2740306518, yes. You succeeded. I was tempted to make the DC 20, though, to screw with you guys.>writing.
>>27403093We would have beat 20 too, if you take >>27403074 into account.Don't remember if this quest is first roll or best of first three.
>>27403128>best of first three.Isn't that a little generous?
>>27403167That's usually what /tg/ quests use due to the pisspoor seed of the dice.
>>27403128It started with just the first but changed to best of three after a ton of terrible rolls. After that we usually had rolls above 15, as statistics would predict.I say best of two is better than best of three and still pretty much eliminates terrible rolls.
>>27403167The dice policy was changed because shoddy dice led to Roa's failed defense of the bridge and turned into all this.
>>27403128Best of three, although I'm probably going to change that to a majority sucess system like Shadow Quest. I may change the number of dice required based on the situation and your personal expertise.For example, like trying to safely land a bisected battleship on a planet.
>>27403316Or evading angry clone troopers ordered to shoot you in the back?
>>27403359That might never happen, if you play things right.>>27403074>>27403049“I can come with you, Master,” you say. And to demonstrate, you get to your feet with a minimum of stumbling and spinning in your vision. Your torso aches with the effort, but your Zabrak constitution easily handles the pain, and you’re limber enough to pull on your tunic without aid.Master Koon crosses his arms. “M6? What’s your medical opinion?”[Miss Koo’lade is perfectly capable of movement, even running, at this time. Her internal injuries are mostly healed. However, I would not advise excessive exertion, such as being caught in the blast radius of a grenade.]“That’s your definition of merely excessive?”[Yes.]“Alright, then.” Master Koon glances at Lili and Hannaca. “You girls and Miss Ceera will stay here. I doubt the pirates will actually harm you. My Padawan and I are heading off to the reactor decks.”You take your blaster pistol from a nearby table and tuck it in your belt. >Continue playing as Roa.>Play as Plo Koon. Rolls will still be required, but bonuses are huge. And rest assured you'll be grateful for that.
>>27403414>Continue playing as Roa.I have a feeling that Plo Koon will perform better as an NPC than if we were to control him.
>>27403436Hooray for being an ineffectual minor character!I'm ok with this.
Holy shit! You're back!
>>27403414Play as Roa. We need to get levels for our main, not play as a totally badass max level dude.
>>27403436>>27403472Confirmed to play as Roa, then. Be warned that DCs will be 18-22. >writing
>>27403316I still dislike SM's dice use, even if it is better than the previous one. While it is tolerable with d100s, if you used the same one with d20s two out of three rolls would result in a crit. Using SM's variant for d20 statistically still results in a crit 1 out of 3 times. (counting both mayor and minor crits)May I suggest compressing SM's dice system into fewer rolls? For any distinct action, take the better of 2 rolls. Only the first of those two can yield a full crit, if the second is a 20 or 1 it will count as a minor crit and not fundamentally change the outcome (No supernatural feats, no abysmal failures either)
>>27403507Mm. Well, I want to stick with an easy dice system. Best of three is easy to understand, and the high rolls can be mitigated with even higher DCs. However, your idea for limited impact from secondary crits does sound interesting. Your "better of two rolls" idea doesn't sound any different from the best-of-three idea, though. Could you explain further?
>>27403607Bo2 is just sightly more random than Bo3. A Bo3 you're expecting a result at least >13 i'd guess.
Oh god so many good quest are running. I need to study for my chem test damn it!
>>27403635First roll seems to handle the randomness part the best, although I'm sure you guys aren't going to be happy with that.I chose Bo3 to make people feel like they could participate more in the quest, if that makes any sense.>>27403503The ship’s corridors are still lit by emergency infrared. Someone has long since deactivated the alarm sirens, but the near-total silence in the cold metal hallways is arguably even more unsettling.Master Koon has his lightsaber out. He hasn’t activated it, but the mere fact that he’s drawn makes you nervous. You grip your blaster with both hands, the barrel pointed at the ground.Unfortunately for your nerves, you reach the rear decks with no incident. Unfortunately for your streak of good luck, that ends when a pair of armed and angry-looking pirates round the corner.>Roll initiative. 1d10.
Rolled 5>>27403718Time for these pirates to get #wreckt
Rolled 1, 6, 7 = 14>>27403718Shit, forgot to add this. Do you guys want to roll for Master Koon in the future, or do you want me to?
>>27403607In my opinion the reason to use "best of n" is to avoid streaks of (horrible) failures. Best of three is far to extreme in my opinion though, because each additional dice roll makes the curve exponentially more extreme. Using 2 dice still makes streaks of bad roll highly unlikely without outright killing low rolls)Compare: Best of three: http://anydice.com/program/21d9 (Note the 50% chance to roll 16 or above. Also note the 10% chance to roll 2-10)Best of two: http://anydice.com/program/b38The results don't fit the common system perfectly because any 1 yields a crit fail. Imagine all percantages slightly smaller and 1 has the same chance as 20.
>>27403773I'll try to mitigate the increased number of high rolls with higher DCs. Right now, the max DC in this scene will be outright impossible without a critical success.
>>27403773Except that an RNG that uses time to seed itself would generally have the same result if two posts are close together, like if two rolls are used.
>>27403767I'm ok with you rolling for him, it speeds things up a bit, and given that we only have limited agency over him right now, it doesn't matter too much.
Rolled 7 + 35>>27403754The pirates level their blasters and open fire. Red energy bolts hurtle towards you just as you’ve started aiming your own weapon—Blue light lances through the air at the perfect angle to catch both shots from the crewmen. Master Koon steps forward and slices at one man’s pistol.>Roll 1d20+2. DC20.
Rolled 13 + 2>>27403972ROLLAN DICE!
Rolled 8 + 2>>27403972I have a feeling we're about to shoot Koon in the back.
Rolled 19>>27403972Here's hoping we set to stun.
Rolled 7 + 2>>27404012Also I rolled a d10 because i'm stupid ._.
Rolled 16, 10 = 26>>27403855That certainly screws things up.>>27403849That works as well. I just dislike the system because it condenses the range of relevant possibilities from 20 to about 10 without actually eliminating the other 10. Also, it dramatically increases to amount of critical failures compared to normal failures (1 is more likely than 2-11 combined). Additionally the intuitive reading of dice is that higher=better in a linear fashion. All of those together result in some really wacky character actions.You already eliminated the third factor by being aware of it. You could eliminate the second by counting only the first roll for full crits.>>27403972Do you want input beside dice from us at the moment?
>>27404068Not sure if this will count, since he didn't use the Modifier.>>27404032Always use the modifier!
>>27404083The modifier doesn't actually do anything to the roll.
>>27404106I've seen some QM throw out rolls because the modifier wasn't attached. It never hurts to always attach the modifier.
>>27404143I've never bothered adding it in since negative mods don't show up.Thats just plain right dickery that is.
>>27404077Executive decision: Critfails remove all bonuses. Is that good enough?If you want to do something besides shoot the guy, that's entirely possible. You might want to be quick about it, though, both IC and OOC.>>27404083You just need to roll the correct dice and link to my post.
Fuck you, OP. Now that I should be sleeping, you resurrect yourself!Ah, anyway, welcome back!
Rolled 10 - 2>>27404170>since negative mods don't show up.Yes, they do.You've just been doing them wrong.
>>27404185>Critfails remove all bonuses.I this meant to make critical fails more powerful or weaker? What purpose does it serve?>Primarily shoot to disable, not to kill. (we are prob already doing this)
>>27404227Thanks. I'm honestly surprised by how many people responded.>>27404311You are. And the critfails have to mean something, right? The bonuses represent your expertise, but even masters screw up on occasion.>>27404032Master Koon’s blade cuts off the blaster pistol’s barrel along with the hapless pirate’s thumb and index finger. The man screams and falls back, clutching at his mutilated hand.You slide to the side and manage to fire past your Master, sending a stun bolt into the other pirate’s side even as his next shots burn millimeters past your ear. The man seizes up and collapses to the floor.Plo Koon levels his lightsaber at the injured man. “I need information, now. How many men are in your group? “G-go fuck yourself, Jedi,” the pirate gasps, sinking to his knees. “You f-fucking c-cut off my finger!”“I can get you medical attention if you talk,” your Master replies.>Keep silent.>Join in.>Try to scan the corridors ahead using the Force.
>>27404357>Try to scan the corridors ahead using the Force.
>>27404357>Try to scan the corridors ahead using the Force.No point getting in the way, but I guess it's better to do something that nothing.
>>27404357>Try to scan the corridors ahead using the Force.Let our master do the talking while we watch his back.
>>27404405>>27404414>>27404481Confirmed. Roll 1d20+3. DC 21.
Rolled 10 + 3>>27404486Force Ping
Rolled 7 + 3>>27404486
Rolled 17>>27404357So, after my post about how statistically there only exist the extremes of very high rolls and crit fails you decided to exacerbate this polarisation by making the critical failures even worse than they were before?>>27404486
Rolled 3 + 3>>27404486
>>27404522Eh, I'm pretty sure if we fail within 1 point of the DC we get better at what we were trying to do, so I'm okay with it.
>>27404506I don't know. This set kind of goes against your post. Also, critfails are supposed to be critfails. That means you FUCK UP. This is of course supposed to be rare, so I suppose that going with first-roll crits only maximizes that rarity for both extremes.>>27404542Where did you get that idea?>>27404506>writing
>>27404486>DC 21dis is gunna b gud.
Rolled 13 + 32>>27404577tl;dr Supercrits only count for the first roll. Following crits count as very good successes or very bad failures, but not utterly horrific ones. I suppose this system will do unless this quest gains more players.You try to ignore the battlefield interrogation and instead concentrate on the corridors ahead. Shutting out the world, letting the Force envelope your senses, you reach out and feel for the presence of life sequestered in the lifeless metal all around you.For a moment, you can make out the presence of several nearby pinpoints in the void, but a twinge of pain from your side breaks your concentration. The beyond-world drops away as you hiss and rub at your stomach.“How many did you sense, Roa?” Master Koon asks.“I’m sorry, Master. I couldn’t tell.”He glances at you in concern. “Are you sure you’re alright?”“Yes, Master.”That’s when you hear shouts and footsteps ringing on the deck grating. The injured pirate smirks mirthlessly and opens his mouth to shout.>Stop him. (Roll required, but not now)>There’s no point. Fall back and prepare an ambush. (Plo Koon will kill the pirate)
>>27404849>Fall back and prepare an ambush.We're squishy and injured, may as well get behind cover.
>>27404849>Stop himA swift kick to the face ought to do it.
>>27404849>Stop him. (Roll required, but not now)BOOT TO THE TEETH
>>27404908>>27404945Roll 1d20+1. DC18. >What do you plan on doing with the pirate? Take him hostage? Further interrogation?
Rolled 4 + 1>>27405019just KO for now, maybe interrogation later
Rolled 20 + 1>>27405019How much longer until the Republic is slated to arrive?
Rolled 3 + 1>>27405019Um....Prisoner? Preferably unconscious prisoner?
>>27405049If only you'd rolled sooner. Eh, it still counts as a success, but only as a success.Expect a ship (not necessarily a Republic ship) in the next few turns, depending on how far you've gotten.
>>27405116We only have a 2 minute window now?
>>27405154First roll determines critical success.
>>27405049>KO, prisoner.You lunge forward and clap a hand over the man’s mouth. Master Koon finishes the job with a chop to the back of the neck, instantly knocking the pirate unconscious.“Roa, drag him and the other man back down the corridor,” he instructs. “I’ll stay here in case the rest of the crew finds us.”You obey and pull the injured pirate along by his ankles twenty feet away, then return to the man you stunned and do the same. As you work, the noise from the rest of the crew approaches your position. Master Koon leans against the inside wall of the corner, tightly gripping his lightsaber. It’s clear that he expects the two of you to be found quite soon.>Fight from cover behind the unconscious crewmen. (RENEGADE)>Fight crouched or prone, but in the open. (PARAGON)>Try to determine the number of enemies through their footsteps. DC20 roll.
>>27405385>Fight from cover behind the unconscious crewmen. (RENEGADE)Cover based shooting is always fashionable. Now doesn't seem to be the time to gamble with jedi tricks.
>>27405385>Fight crouched or prone, but in the open. (PARAGON)We're smart, but we're not so callous. His friend getting shot because of our choice is unreasonable.
>>27405385>Fight crouched or prone, but in the open. (PARAGON)
>>27405385>>Fight crouched or prone, but in the open. (PARAGON)
>>27405450this i guess
>>27405413Gunshots and screaming generally makes hiding afterwards very difficult.You can try, of course, but that leaves Plo Koon on his own against an unknown number of hostiles.
>>27405503Can't we have him hide with us?There's no need to kill or fight, if we do not need to.But still, precautions have their place as well, it will suit us well for an ambush.
Rolled 12 + 35>>27405450>>27405477>>27405498Confirmed. >>27405533It would have required a roll, in any case. You would also have had to leave the unconscious guys behind you or be slowed down by dragging them behind you. I should have added an 'other' option, though.
>>27405608You kneel down in front of the two unconscious pirates and take aim at the end of the corridor. Not a second later, the first crewman charges around the corner.Plo Koon’s lightsaber stabs right through his chest. The second pirate to arrive runs right into a sweep of blue light at neck-level. You cringe and look away, and when you look back your Master has lunged practically right into your face.“Padawan, get down—!”A thunderous detonation drowns him out as he tackles you to the ground. But the light from the explosion came from around the corner, you realize—he must have kicked the grenade back, buying you some time.Master Koon rolls off you and jumps to his feet, lightsaber flaring back to life. You—>Advance and look around the corner.>Stay where you are.>Retreat and find somewhere to hide.>Other.
>>27405798Stay where you are.
>>27405798>Advance and look around the corner.The pirates are probably disoriented from the explosion. We need to take the initiative.
>>27405798Stay. Next time blast those fools
>>27405840>Retreat and find somewhere to hide.Seriously, we're just a liability at this stage. If we're behind cover we can shoot people.
>>27405798>Stay where you are.
>>27405798Don't we have two blasters?Increases our chance to hit, just gotta make sure not to spam lasers when koon is lightsabering.
>>27405925And risk the penalty to accuracy, where we might actually hit Master Koon?Only wannabe cowboys sling dual blasters, and Jedi are no wannabes.
>>27405925>dual wielding with no respect for coverI don't like where this is going...
>>27405925I believe you only have one.>>27405899You stay where you are and keep your blaster pistol pointed at the end of the corridor. Ten seconds pass before you the distinctive sounds of running footsteps on the decking. A pirate—a Rodian with a bent snout, you note—dives around the corner like an action-holo hero, firing two blasters as fast the triggers can cycle, before crashing into the deck grating with a ‘ooph’ of pain.Plo Koon casually blocks every single poorly aimed shot. But before either of you can retaliate, two more pirates step around the corner, one high and the other low.Unfortunately for them, you’re already launching an attack.>Shoot the Rodian. (pic DEFINITELY NOT related)>Shoot the newcomers.>Force-push someone.>Other.
>>27406064>Shoot the newcomersTwo people together should make it easier to hit.
Rolled 8>>27406064>>Force-push someone.blast them with our mind
>>27406064shoot em up
>>27406064>Shoot the newcomers.We can practice our Force powers more when we're not in immediately mortal danger.
>>27406313Wait. Stupid, stupid, stupid of me. I'm sorry. Roll 1d20+2, DC16.
Rolled 13 + 2>>27406336
Rolled 5 + 2>>27406336
Rolled 9 + 2>>27406336
Rolled 6 + 2>>27406336
>>27406450You open fire at the newcomers, reasoning that two people would be easier to hit than one.Your first shot streaks a hair’s-breadth over the crouching pirate’s head and detonates on the wall behind him. The second comes closer to the Rodian than his compatriots, making him yelp in shock, and the third smashes into the floor a meter in front of them.…you need more practice with this thing.The pirates’ return fire fills your vision with red light. Master Koon’s unerring blade flits and weaves through the air, intercepting bolt after bolt of energy with machinelike precision. He steps forward and deflects a bolt into the shoulder of one of the pirates shooting around the corner, making him stumble out of view with a cry of pain. The Rodian gets up and carefully takes aim at Master Koon.>Continue firing at the remaining pirate.>Shoot the Rodian.>Retreat.
>>27406636>>Shoot the Rodian.I guess now's the time to prove we have some value.
Rolled 20 + 2>>27406636>Shoot the Rodian
>>27406636>Shoot the Rodian.Man, we need to learn how to use a blaster better. A lightsabers is great and all, but it doesn't come with a Stun setting, only Dismember.
>>27406636blast em. Koon wouldn't let us hit him if we wanted to.
Rolled 9 + 2>>27406692That rodian be shot.
>>27406694Why would you ever need another setting?
>>27406660>>27406692>>27406694>>27406710Confirmed. Roll 1d20+2. DC16.
>>27406636>Shoot the Rodian.>>27406694The saber is implied to be an implement of last resort. You don't draw a saber unless you KNOW you're going to throw down. That said, there are stun sabers used for training.
Rolled 18 + 2>>27406780
Rolled 9 + 2>>27406780Shooting again!
Rolled 15 + 2>>27406780I am beginning to suspect we should have stayed in Medbay.
Rolled 2 + 2>>27406780Does >>27406692 count?
>>27406794I thought the training sabers just left light burns, and didn't actually stun a person like a stun bolt from a blaster.
>>27406795>>27406813Writing. Nice job.
>>27406834I think you get zapped at least a little.
>>27406780>>27406794dat rodian is swiss cheese
>>27406847>tfw finally a successIt's really hard to run a story when your players keep rolling mediocre fails and nothing happens.
>>27406876i know that feel.
>>27406876Not really for me. The hard part is keeping a good pace going.>>27406847You fire first and this time you don’t miss. The Rodian has an almost comical look of surprise on his face when your stun bolt slams into his chest. Master Koon strides up to the last man standing, knocking away his desperate, panicked shots, and slices off the tip of his pistol’s barrel before sinking a Force-empowered punch into his gut. The impact is audible even from ten feet away. He lets out a strangled groan before slumping over your Master’s shoulder. Plo Koon steps back and lets him fall to the floor. You can see light glinting off the casings of two confiscated grenades in his hand—and the removed pins floating in the air above—before he tosses them around the corner.“Fire in the hole,” he drawls.Twin explosions shake the deck. >Advance. >Stay where you are.
>>27407028>AdvanceIf it's not safe he'll tell us to stay back, it's better to not look like a total coward.
>>27407076>>27407094>>27407118>>27407130>>27407207You stand and jog up to your Master as he whips around the corner, blade held high. The next corridor is shrouded with thick black smoke from the grenades, but you can make out the forms of three pirates crumpled on the floor. The crouched silhouettes of at least three more men are just barely visible inside the cloud of smoke. They appear to have been dazed by the explosions.The smoke obscures everything past them.>Blind fire into the smoke.>Shoot at the pirates you can see.>Try to Force-push the smoke away.>Other.Sorry guys, there's some stuff I need to take care of. I'll be back in hopefully thirty minutes or so. Feel free to come up with a strategy.
>>27407334>Try to Force-push the smoke away.
>>27407334I think we should try to use our Force sense to see what's beyond the smoke, if anything. There could potentially be innocents or important explody bits. On the other hand, there could be more enemies, and if we Force push the smoke away, they'll be able to see us.
>>27407334>Try to Force-push the smoke away.Firing blindly into a cloud is kinda indiscriminate. Better to see. Plus it helps our godlike babysitter.
Rolled 19>>27407334>>Blind fire into the smoke.let the force guide the shot?
>>27407381We're using the stun function. Innocents standing up who get shot are better than innocents standing up when Master McSlicey arrives. Same for bad guys.Only bad things about spraying with stun is power pack concerns and making your presence more of a target.Having said that, shooting the ones on the floor is a good choice. Make sure they stay down.
>>27407334Rather use force to just see them, don't push the smoke.
>>27407354>>27407381>>27407391>>27407741Can I get a tiebreaker?
>>27407771Sense them through the smoke. Let's not break cover immediately if we can help it.
>force push the smoke into THEIR eyesThe best of all worlds!
>>27407803>>27407828Gonna roll a 1d2 if there's no tiebreaker in the next five minutes.
>>27407828That's just silly.
>>27407698I had forgotten about the stun. We might as well shoot the ones we can see, then. Even if there are more enemies behind the smoke, we'll still cut down a few of them.
>>27407858chang my vote>>27407354to sense
>>27407935No. Wait. Fuck, I did again. >Force check: Roll 1d20+3. DC18.
Rolled 14 + 3>>27407965
Rolled 1 + 3>>27407965
>>27407975dwhfbvhuwefbcurs1 off every time.
>>27407982>>27407994You have bigger concerns, anon. I also need a third roll.
>>27408017Can we just roll again?Anon, where'd you go?!
Rolled 2 + 3>>27407965meaningless roll go!
>>27407975>>27407982>>27408075You tried. Oh well. Writing.Listening to "Get Low" right now. It is entirely appropriate.
>>27408125if this was roll under we'd be doing great now....
>>27408125... well at least >>27408075 wasn't a second crit fail... that doesn't make me feel better.
>>27408125You couldn’t sense the crew through the walls earlier, but maybe you can do it now, with only open air separating you from them. You concentrate, unconsciously reaching your hand out in the direction of the pirates, and simultaneously reach out with your senses……before you shriek in surprise as a blaster bolt whizzes past you. “There they are!” a male voice shouts. “Fire! FIRE! Keep up the pressure!”A storm of red energy beams punch through the smoke like a hundred evilly glowing fingers. Again Master Koon’s lightsaber blurs into motion, batting aside blaster fire with swift, precise strokes. But this time he can’t block every single shot—a few make it past him to detonate on the floor or the wall. One singes his cloak. Another nearly grazes your shoulder. >Blind fire.>Force-push EVERYTHING.>Retreat!
>>27408330>Force-push EVERYTHING.Then get to cover.
>>27408330>>27408396>>27408405guise no, we don't want to force push Master Koon.>Force-push EVERYTHING>except for Master.
>>27408396>>27408405>>27408434Confirmed. Don't Force-push Master Koon, noted.Roll 1d20+3. DC16 (Plo Koon is acting along with you).
Rolled 20 + 3>>27408462Force Pushan'!
Rolled 8 + 3>>27408462
Rolled 7 + 3>>27408472Well now.
Rolled 8 + 3>>27408484You know, with the way we've been doing decent with force pushing, and kind of poorly with everything else, I think we're on the path to becoming a Consular.
Rolled 13 + 3>>27408462only rolling because best of 3pls no ones no ones
>>27408521I don't think it'd matter even if you did roll a 1. With the crit rules in place, it means that a nat 20 in the first position supersedes any nat 1s in the second and third position because they're regular fails and not crit fails.
>>27408553the beauty of pessimism is you can never be disappointed
>>27408472“Roa, with me!” Master Koon bellows, backing up until he stands next to you.“Yes, Master!”The Force explodes. There’s no other word for it. A flood of energy courses around you, silently howling fury gathering around the two of you. The air grows hot and cold at the same time, fierce as a thunderstorm and gentle as a spring breeze. The power shakes the walls, the ceiling, and the floor like the grenades earlier as it coalesces into a gale of destruction—you can hear the pirates swearing in surprise only a few meters away.You and Plo Koon fling your hands forward in unison. The Force surges forward like a tidal wave, instantly dispersing the smoke, and crashing into the men hidden within it. A dozen asses hit the deck and weapons and drawn grenades go flying back.The smoke is gone. The pirates are stunned. You have a crushing advantage.>Shoot them all before they get back up.>Run past.>Retreat.>Other.
>>27408514Even though we're a Zabrak with notable physical strength. We don't have a saber to swing around.
>>27408727So Essvee, would you consider that an Unleashed Force Push?>>27408731Perhaps, we have a hard head though, which is great.
>>27408756I would say so, yes. Supercrits. Bitches got nothin'.
>>27408727Pop pop pop let them all drop
>>27408727>Shoot them all before they get back up.No reason not to press.
>>27408727>>Shoot them all before they get back up.Stun them all, let the Force sort them out.
>>27408727Shoot them all
>>27408727>>Shoot them all before they get back up.
>>27408771>>27408786You raise your blaster pistol and empty the battery down the corridor. Most of your shots go ridiculously wide, but every pirate takes at least one or two in the torso. “Well, that was loud,” Master Koon comments. He strides forward and takes a brace of grenades off several unconscious men. “The people in the engine room have probably gotten quite a bit of warning by now. Let’s hurry, Roa.”You toss aside your blaster pistol and pick up a rifle and another pistol. >Take grenades? You nearly blew yourself up last time you used one.
>>27408867But that was on purpose.I say yes.
>>27408867take the grenades
>>27408867Let's play it safe and leave them alone. A rifle is a lot of firepower as it is.
>>27408867Better to have them and not need them, than to need them and not have them. Then again, it is the Engine Room, Grenades are probably not the best idea. Still, take them
>>27408990You rest a finger on one of the metal spheres, hesitating for a moment. You almost died the last time you used one of these. Granted, this type seems to be much less powerful than a thermal detonator, but still…Well, better to have and not need, and all that. You grab two, stuff them in your pocket, and run after your Master.That's when...>Roll 1d20. No modifiers.
Rolled 2>>27409042Come on Boba Fett!
Rolled 8>>27409042Its a trap!
>>27409087Master Koon’s commlink rings. “Odd,” he says, pulling it off his belt. “I didn’t realize I could get a signal in here.”He sets it to speaker and holds it up to his ear. “Yes?”[Is…Mast…oon?] The transmission is badly garbled with static. [This…blic…Rasa…standing…kilometers…can…hear…over?]“Yes, this is Jedi Master Koon,” he says. “Is this a Republic ship? There’s a lot of static, over.”[…Rep…ship. We’ve…escape…with…agent…us…prison…Force…]“Say again, Republic vessel. I can’t hear you clearly, over.” Plo Koon sighs and glances behind him. “We’ll need to get closer to the top of the hull to get a better signal. Maybe we can bounce one off the ship’s communications array.”>No, let’s keep going to the engine room.>Suggest a way to get to the upper decks.>other.
Rolled 12>>27409286Split up. We'll go get a signal, he can fight the rest of the pirates.
Rolled 13>>27409286>Suggest a way to get to the upper decks.If we're getting hailed by a Republic ship, then hell yeah, let's get a signal. We've been on this ship and this tangent of a plotline for way too long.
>>27409393Four threads that cover, in total, an hour in-game. Yeah.
>>27409286>Suggest a way to get to the upper decks.Elevators seem pretty frequent, assuming we didn't blow up the main one.
>>27409418Not to say scenes with lots of action can't be stretched out where necessary, but this section has been starting to drag. On the whole, it's fine, but pacing is important.
>>27409452I'm desperately hoping to wrap this one up by this thread.
>>27409341>>27409393>>27409420Split up or head up?Head up, if nobody says otherwise.
>>27409491Head up. Splitting up when we're wounded with who knows how many pirates is a bad idea.
>>27409499>>27409502Head up confirmed. Roll 1d20+1 to search for a way up.
Rolled 18>>27409502I thought these were the last of the pirates though? Maybe I read wrong.
Rolled 11 + 1>>27409530
Rolled 19 + 1>>27409530>>27409533Why would you turn down the escort of a Jedi master?
>>27409546He can't hold our hand all the time, we gotta learn to do stuff ourselves.
>>27409567We don't have a saber, we were picked out for apprenticeship yesterday, we've already left the temple on a mission even though we're unarmed and still need training, and we've been in mortal danger for the past hour.We can do stuff ourselves when we're not at risk of DEATH.
>>27409567But it literally hasn't even been a week since we became a padawan apprentice. Yeah, sure, he can't hold our hand all the time, but come on, be reasonable here.
>>27409617Ah, I didn't realize the timeline involved. I wasn't around for the other threads. Makes sense.
>>27409638The very first thread was about Roa passing her apprenticeship trials.
>>27409550“Padawan, you’ve seen more of this section of the ship than I have,” Master Koon says. “Do you know if there are any elevators or service ladders nearby?”“There should be,” you murmur. The two of you cautiously but quickly search the surrounding corridors for any way to the upper decks. After a few minutes, you manage to find a turbolift at the end of a short passageway, but it only goes up to the fifth deck. “Stability reasons,” Master Koon explains, when you ask why. “On ships, especially on military ships, turbolift shafts are a major structural weakness. A lucky shot into a hole that runs all the way through a ship’s hull can cause much damage.”He shrugs. “I suppose three floors’ difference will have to do. It’s only two decks.”You activate the turbolift and wait impatiently for the car to reach your destination. No one is waiting for you when the doors open and you step out. The pirates must have barricaded themselves around the engine room. That makes sense given how easily you infiltrated that area earlier.“Alright, let’s try again,” Master Koon says, holding up his commlink. “Republic ship, this is Jedi Master Plo Koon. Please respond, over.”>Roll 1d20+2.
First order of bidness after we get of this space pirate ship.Get a damn melee weapon Koo'lade.
Rolled 7 + 2>>27409793
Rolled 14 + 2>>27409793
>>27409795Who knows how long that'll be? We traded in our training saber, and we've not made our real saber. We are metaphorically between sabers.
>>27409845[We read you loud and clear, Master Jedi,] a Coruscanti-accented male voice replies. [This is the Republic ship Tabula Rasa. We just picked up an escape pod with our agent. He’s already briefed us on the situation, but we’d like to hear the situation from you, over.]“Understood, Tabula Rasa,” Master Koon replies. “We were…”The explanation takes a total of three minutes, in which the Republic officer doesn’t say a single word. When your Master is finished, a long whistle slightly marred by static comes through the channel.[That’s quite a story. Alright, we’ll have armed Judicial officers aboard in five minutes. You said the girls and your prisoners were all near the medical bay?]“That’s correct, officer. My Apprentice and I are on the fifth floor ourselves. Do you want us to stay where we are?”[Actually, could you get to the medical bay? A Jedi makes great security. I don’t want that captain waking up and slipping away.]“We can, although I had the medical droid anesthetize him.”[Understood. Tabula Rasa, out.]“Plo Koon, out.” Your Master stows his commlink. “Finally, we can get on with our real mission.”You laugh.1/2
>>274100242/2As promised by the Republic officer, heavily armed Judicials, body armor covering their distinctive blue uniforms, flood the pirate ship after a few minutes. You, your Master, Lili, and Hannaca are escorted onboard the rescue ship, which is rather reassuringly much larger than the Estrella was. Ceera is handcuffed and led away with the rest of the pirate crew members, who give her confused looks when they see her.Lili and Hannaca are taken to a stateroom to wash up. A Republic officer, presumably the one who spoke to Master Koon over the comlink, appears and introduces himself as Commander Durlint and the ship’s executive officer. He asks your Master to follow him to the captain’s office.>Follow Lili and Hannaca.>Follow Master Koon.
>>27410176Follow Master Koon
>>27410176>Follow Master Koon.
>>27410238Commander Durlint blinks when he looks back and sees you trailing behind Master Koon, but he says nothing. Eventually, you reach a door that has a plaque marked ‘Captain Tarkin’. Plo Koon visibly starts when he sees it. The office behind is spartanly furnished, with only a holoterminal-equipped desk, chair, and several filing cabinets containing a number of datapads. The captain gets up and sweeps his gaze across the three of you. He’s an older man, handsome, with black hair lined with silver and piercing, intelligent grey eyes. “Captain?” Commander Durlint salutes. “The Jedi, as requested, sir. They’re—”“No need for introductions, Commander. Thank you. Dismissed.”“Yes, sir.” Durlint does a crisp about-face and strides out.Tarkin walks around his desk and bows to your Master. “Master Jedi, it’s a pleasure.”“Likewise, Captain,” Plo Koon replies, returning the bow. You’re surprised to detect a hint of vitriol in his voice. Tarkin hears it too, judging from his sigh. “Look, Master Koon, I’m not my cousin. Ranulph was hotheaded and it cost him his life. If it’s possible, I would like to talk without his memory getting in the way.”“That’s fine, Captain,” Master Koon says neutrally. “Excellent. Please, have a seat.”Once you and your Master are seated, Tarkin returns to his chair.“I’m sure you have questions, but before you ask, I was unaware of Agent ‘Grerssk’ and his mission,” the captain begins. “I was told by Intelligence to park my ship at this location. Now I know why.”“Captain, if I may be direct, why did you want to speak with us?” Master Koon says bluntly.Tarkin grimaces. “The Senate is concerned about the hyperdrive sabotages on Fondor, as well. The Tabula Rasa has been assigned to your investigation, Master Jedi.”Koon’s voice is as cold as outer space. “I see.”>Thread end.>Next thread will hopefully be this weekend. If not, Twitter.
its weird to see something you thought dead rise from the ashes
>>27410565>Captain TarkinOh boy, this is gonna be a real doozy of a mission.
>>27410565woo, glad to see this backalso, do we get to pimp out our ship?
>>27410833>do we get to pimp out our ship?Uh, we're a padawan, and this is a Republic vessel, not a Jedi one. I kind of doubt it.
>>27410823This ain't that Tarkin. Or that Tarkin. This is his uncle.
>>27410921Not sure if Moff Tarkin having an uncle is canon, but eh. >>27410631>>27410833Thanks.>>27410790In a "Yay!" or an "Aw, fuck" kind of way?
>>27410987a" huh, didn't expect. What a nice surprise"
>>27411177Thanks. Glad to know my writing can have that effect.
>>27411272Thank you for the thread, I appriciate your efforts!
>>27402030YOU'RE ALIVEHoly shit!