THS Log 2016-04-07
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Cedric has connected.
Tabris has connected.
Taragnor has connected.
Brice has connected.
Davian: Hey Brice, long time no see
Jason: holy cow, he’s back?
Garrion: hello everyone, just getting home and settling in… i need to add brice to axon
Garrion: ok, you should have request to friend brice
Taragnor: hey Brice long time no see
Garrion: ok, now i have you added to our THS room
Brice is disconnected.
Garrion: to activate you just drag your avatar to tyhe room
Jason: doh, guess we scared him off
Sachi has connected.
Garrion: well he is in axon room
Sachi: I hear ya
Garrion: don;t frget axon T
Taragnor: yeah I’m just eating so will connect in a little bit heh.
Jason: this is awesome, wish I could have done it
Garrion: ok, chomp, chomp, yum yum….
Sachi: Holy shit that looks fun
Garrion: that is funny
Hacker: picks up a trusty Laser Pistol.
Hacker: readies a trusty Laser Pistol.
Hacker: picks up a trusty Small Knife.
Hacker: picks up a trusty punch.
Hacker: readies a trusty punch.
Davian: And people call my hobbies weird
Sachi: It’d be neat if I was handcuffed to that, but I guess it’d be a safety hazard or whatever
Garrion: lol, you and your handcuffs
Sachi: Basically I might as well be one of the Addams Family
Hacker: readies a trusty Small Knife.
Hacker: sets aside a trusty Small Knife.
Hacker: picks up a trusty Small Knife.
Sachi: Daaaaamn I wish I’d remembered to look at the hacking stuff _> I feel like a dumbass lol
Sachi: I’ve had so much different stuff going on
Muscle 2: picks up a trusty Fist.
Muscle 2: readies a trusty Fist.
Jason: picks up a trusty EMP Gun.
Jason: readies a trusty EMP Gun.
←Attacks YURI with a EMP Gun
in the Torso
←Rolls 10 vs. Skill 11 (11 with a modifier of 0)
Jason SUCCEEDS by 1
0 for Torso, 0 for maneuver, 0 shock, 0 range, 0 miscMod, 0 accMod
Sachi: Someone should drop 2 million koins on a complexity 7 cowboy cyberdeck so I can live in it
Jason: The EMP Gun inflicts 8 tight-beam raw damage.
Sachi: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING
Davian: YURI suddenly fears Jason
Jason: ya, does HT-3
Jason: was wondering how to imput that
Jason: oh, that what the 8 is.. its My HT -3
←Attacks YURI with a EMP Gun (HT-3)
in the Right Leg
←Rolls 11 vs. Skill 11 (11 with a modifier of 0)
Jason SUCCEEDS by 0
0 for Right Leg, 0 for maneuver, 0 shock, 0 range, 0 miscMod, 0 accMod
Taragnor: ok I’m on Axon now.
Taragnor: ready to go whenever you guys are.
Jason: what does the 1 yard thing mean? it hits everything within 1 yard?
Taragnor: think that’s the width the cone grows.
Taragnor: So like for every 1 yard, it grows by 1 yard maybe?
Jason: MAD beams deliver a HT-based affliction attack (modifier varying by weapon) with no armor divisor; add the target’s DR to HT to resist. If he fails to resist, he suffers from the Agony affliction (p. B428) for as long as he is in the beam, and for one second afterward. MAD beams are ranged cone attacks – see Area and Spreading Attacks (p. B413). Due to the need for a large antenna to focus the beam, the projectors are vehicle or tripod-mounted.
Jason: page 120.. its a MAD weapon
Jason: oh wait, it has its own category
Jason: Microwave Disruptor (TL9) These are refinements of the single-shot explosivelypumped high-power microwave pulse weapons of TL8. They generate a directional pulse that can scramble and overload electronics and electrical systems. Criminals use them to hijack robots for later resale, while saboteurs and terrorists use them to attack vital circuitry. Microwave disruptors project ranged cone attacks – see Area and Spreading Attacks (p. B413). Any target in the cone is struck by an affliction attack. This only afflicts electrical systems and those with the Electrical disadvantage. Make a HT roll or be shut down (or unconscious) for minutes equal to the margin of failure. Add +3 to resist beyond 1/2D range. The target’s SM adds to the HT roll to resist. Microwave disruptors are contact agents that ignore DR unless the target is sealed. Disruption can propagate along radar or communications antennas, power lines and communication cables. Treat a target with unshielded electronic access as unsealed.
Jason: try this?
Jason: Area and Spreading Attacks (p. B413)
Davian: Just treat it like Cone of Cold and call it a day
Davian: lol that’s not even a cone at all, the standard hex or whatever is 1 yard isn’t it?
Jason: is more like just a line attack, not cone
Davian: Yeah heh, that’d be a line attack
Jason: just say it hits everything in a 5’ wide line
Jason: only question is whether it effects it or not
Jason: well lets now worry about it, it says it only effects electric stuff, so won’t be able to use on people anyway
Jason: I didn
Sachi: Does anyone have any money to buy me a cyberdeck and stuff with? ; ;
Jason: take my shotgun
Taragnor: lol we haven’t made any money yet.
Jason: we have some cash left over from what we sold
Taragnor: oh right, that stuff.
Taragnor: Well it wasn’t mcuh heh.
Jason: around 6K ?
Taragnor: Also why do you want a cyberdeck? That help with hacking?
Jason: oh, if we still have access to our cash from character creation, I got a ton left
Taragnor: Or is it just another place we can carry you aroundw ith?
Davian: We can’t get paid because of the war? Fuck it, let’s nuke all those AI bastards
Davian: Hell yeah
Sachi: Fuck war anyway, and then we’re not getting paid on top of that
Taragnor: heh well I’m sure they probably defaulted on the debt.
Taragnor: I mean, the entire earth got conquered
Davian: That’s what lawyers are fort
Sachi: The shittiest cyberdeck is $415, a complexity 5 tricked-out hacker one with full VR is $4800, and the best one is almost 2 million
Taragnor: damn 2 million? wow…
Taragnor: well you need complexity 7 to run yourself right?
Sachi: Yeah, anything else would have to be attached to another unit that I’m running on
Sachi: I mean that’d be easy
Taragnor: I mean would there be any advantage to using a cyberdeck worse than the computer on the dog?
Jason: got 9490 left from creation
Sachi: Being able to hack anything at all whatsover ever in the campaign
Sachi: If I understand correctly
Taragnor: Weird, so you need a special computer to hack?
Sachi: Yeah apparently
Sachi: Oh you don’t need one if you’re an AI?
Taragnor: That’s strange… the VII doesn’t work?
Taragnor: Figured that basically was a built in cyberdeck
Davian: You “can” do it but it’s like superhumanly difficult
Sachi: A cyberdeck is a computer specifically designed and optimized for direct neural (VR) interface with the matrix. Normally, accessing a VR environment over direct neural interface requires a program, which takes up some of the computer’s processing power, leaving open fewer “program slots” for other high-Complexity programs to run. The VR interface is hard-coded into a cyberdeck, and controlled by an independent subsystem. As a result, VR does not count as a program running on a cyberdeck – so the decker can use his deck’s full Complexity to run other programs.
Sachi: That’s what it says on the website thing
Taragnor: I mean regular VIIs do VR.
Sachi: Basically with a cyberdeck the VR program doesn’t count toward how many programs you can run at once
Taragnor: well glad I don’t need to worry about anything hacking-related.
Taragnor: I’ll stick to shooting and beating people down
Sachi: Ahhhh it says that AI are always considered to be using total VR, that’s awesome
Davian: But running multiple instances eats up system memory and makes my computer crash
Sachi: The steps as far as the game is concerned are terminal, basic VR, full VR, total VR, and in contested rolls the one with the slower interface gets a penalty that stacks
Davian: I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
Sachi: I don’t mean to interrupt ^^; Sorry
Davian: Only if we encounter a white room with black curtains
Davian: At the station
Davian: I don’t remember lol
Davian: The Cream version is superior either way
Taragnor: yeah I mean i did radio my teammates what’s going on.
Taragnor: So they can hopefully blockade it and what not… figure let the other PCs have some action tonight.
- Davian frowns as he hears about the violence
Davian: Me lol
Taragnor: yeah Davian can hopefulyl talk em down over the comms maybe.
Taragnor: If he wants to prevent future violence.
Davian: Heh yeah, I’d want to try something like that
Jason: ( give em a description of the others, Verge )
Taragnor: (Nah screw em)
Taragnor: (Verge doesn’t care much about em)
Taragnor: (I’ll let medical staff and the deputy know what the situation is,m so if they want to send a med team, they can do something for em)
Taragnor: (I won’t finish em off, but if they bleed out, so be it)
Taragnor: (Verge isn’t going to use any of his time trying to save an attempted copkiller)
Sachi: Where like, are we physically? My mom was talking to me a little bit ago and I think I missed some stuff
Taragnor: yeah gauss pistol is a really tiny needle.
Taragnor: Yeah think 5 mm
Taragnor: Not sure I know it’s a pi— round for damage type
Taragnor: yeah heh.
Taragnor: probably did an exit wound
Taragnor: I mean it’s armor peircing so would go through them
←rolls Hacker! and gets 11 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)
Hacker SUCCEEDS by 5
Verge: (comm) “They’ll be trying to get to an airlock of some kind… if there’s no airlock they might try to blow a hole in a light section of hull. These guys were well equipped, they might have demo charges.”
Jason: (one of them did look like a hacker )
Verge: (heh, yeah I’m n ot sure if Verge would know they’re a hacker or not IC)
Verge: (heh… unless it’s like some augmented reality thing where I can see his token name floating over him)
Jason: ( na, had name tag )
Verge: (I mean I didn’t get a great look at em in all the excitement probably)
Verge: (oh okay, there’s visible cybergear?)
Jason: can be
Jason: ( mine isn’t, but I payed extra for that )
Davian: Engage the elevator rope cutter
Verge: (comm) “Yeah they had a hacker with them I think. I’ll see what my team can do to render aid. We’ve got a computer specialist.”
Verge: (PM to Yuri) “See if you can slow down their hacker.”
Jason: " make sure they lock down the ship they came in "
Verge: (comm) “Is there any other escape from the mines? Do they run all the way through the asteroid?”
Verge: (Technically I can always claim James is the specialist if someone needs to ask, since he’s got computer backgorund)
Sachi: (PM to Verge) “I’m not sure how well I can do without specialized software, but I’ll give it a try…”
Verge: (PM to Yuri) “You are specialized software!”
Jason: " suit up how? there oxygen down there?"
Verge: (So there’s no way they can bring thier ship around to another airlock?)
Davian: Oh wait they stole the dude we came here to talk to?
Verge: (So are they trapped down there or is there a backway out to space?)
Jason: ya, they were here before us
Verge: (I mean if there’s limited oxygen, we can just wait em out if they’re trapped)
Davian: From what it sounds like they could potentially make their way out somewhere
Davian: If they knew where they were going
Verge: (Yeah I’m figuring they’ll get out to space and then get their ship to pick em up outside)
Jason: ( so why do we have to go in after them? we can just wait em out?)
Davian: Because they escape on the other end of the asteroid and we won’t know it lol
Davian: Unless somebody is orbiting the thing and doing surveillance or something
Jason: only if they have another ship
Verge: (comm to deputy) “I’m going to commandeer their ship.”
Jason: can’t the cops lock it down? take it over?
Verge: (Is medical staff coming to the marshall or I need to call Davian for him?)
Verge: (Well if I claim their ship they won’t be able to go anywhere)
Sachi: (PM to Verge) “O-okay!”
Verge: (I mean only two ships in the place, ours and theirs)
Sachi: (Can I do that thing where I can try to improvise a program? >.>; )
Verge: (Okay so I’m assumign tehir medstaff will get to the marshall before Davian)
Verge: (Msg to Davian) “See if you can talk them down, or at least stall them… I’m going to take their ship.”
Verge: (oh… so they could steal that?)
Verge: (msg to Jason) “Jason, secure the ore frigate, I’ll get their ship”
Verge: can we say Yuri wrote some programs over the year journey?
Sachi: I mean: am I allowed to default like it says?
Verge: I mean… she would have since hacking is one of her things.
Verge: And she had a ton of free time.
Jason: " ok, I’ll try "
Sachi: I wasn’t either _>
Sachi: But I just mean like
Verge: I mean if ya got the hacking skill, should prolly have some programs.
Verge: Should probably retcon her with some programs at least. since she never needed em before. heh.
Sachi: Default Use Normally, a program can only be used if it’s installed on the netrunner’s computer, or if he can access it on a remote computer via the Control program. At the GM’s option, someone with H4xx0r (Action 1, p. 18) or the full version of Quick Gadgeteer (p. B57) may attempt default use of a program that he doesn’t have. This runs as a program of one Complexity higher than the program’s Base Complexity rating, and rolls are made at -4 to the normal default, with no bonus from having higher-than-base Complexity.
Sachi: And yeah heh ^^; I’m really sorry
Sachi: I just hadn’t had a chance to get this stuff sorted out
Davian: It means you have l33t skillz yo
Sachi: Hehehehe yeah it’s some advantage that’s about— yeah
- Jason heads for the ore freighter. ( back in 5 )
Sachi: Quick Gadgeteer is highly cinematic too
Sachi: Ok, so I make a Hacker! roll with a penalty equal to the complexity?
Davian: Password Cracker, SQL Worm, Credit Swiper, DDoS Spammer
Verge: (Well I’ll let him know where I’m going so he can open the doors in advance hopefully?)
Verge: (I mean they’re in the mines ain’t like they’re gonna use em)
Verge: (And I’ll just let him know once I’m through so he can seal em behind me)
Verge: (Starfire was their ship right?)
Verge: (is there any docking clamps or something that prevent ships from blasting away?)
Verge: (or can it just freely leave?)
Verge: (to Deputy) “Their ship is trying to flee, set clamps to maximum!”
Davian: (Maybe YURI can try to hack their ship and shut down their engines)
Verge: (to Tien) “Use the turret and fire on their ship, see if you can take out the engines, they should be a sitting target.”
Verge: (I’ll increase my pace to sprinting over there)
Verge: (Can James fire the turret?)
Verge: (Or Yuri remote fire it?)
Verge: (or jason.. heh.)
Verge: (Anyone have starship gunner?)
Davian: YURI did I think, lol
Verge: Well ets let YURI virtually fire it
Cedric is disconnected.
Verge: Figure she can patch into the ship’s weapon systems remotely?
Cedric has connected.
Verge: (to party) “Someone fire the ship’s cannon and try to disable the Starfury!”
Verge: (so hopefully some other PC picks up the ball heh)
Verge: (Verge will be sprinting over.
Sachi: (I don’t have that skill anymore lol)
Sachi: (I don’t think anyway)
Jason: artillery skill work for the cannons?
Sachi: Nope, no gunnery skill
Sachi: Hmmmmm so basically I want to try and make ICE, Breach or Spoof, Search, Listen, or Analyze, and Alter or Control
Verge: well someone try firing some shots heh… whoever can anyway. lol.
Davian: Pacifist lol
Verge: I mean they can’t move, just gotta aim for a while.
Verge: You’re disabling the engines on a ship
Sachi: ICE; Breach or Spoof; Search, Listen, or Analyze; Alter or Control
Verge: Don’t give me that pacifist bullshit.
Sachi: To specify the alternatives better
Verge: You’re not trying to blow it up. Just disable it
Davian: I only believe in violence in self-defense
Jason: your not shooting people, you are shooting equipment
Davian: Also I have no gunnery skill
Sachi: I guess I’ll start with ICE, lol
Sachi: The base complexity is 3, so…
YURI: ←rolls Hacker! and gets 6 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -3)
YURI SUCCEEDS by 6
Verge: Well nobody does apparently.
Sachi: My default would be 9
Verge: who has the best dex? Jason, Davian or YURI?
Davian: My default would be 7 lol
Jason: heh, no
Jason: my default would be 7 as well
Davian: Go YURI, blast the humans
Verge: Honestly at this point I kinda want to see Yuri get to teh ship and man the controls using the dog body.
Verge: cause that’d be awesome.
Sachi: For Spoof, complexity 4…
YURI: ←rolls Hacker! and gets 13 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -4)
YURI FAILS by 2
Sachi: I can’t get past ICE without Spoof or Breach so I guess I’ll go for Breach, it’s less complex
YURI: ←rolls Hacker! and gets 12 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -3)
YURI SUCCEEDS by 0
Sachi: Yeah it’s for self-defense
Sachi: Breach disables enemy ICE with brute force; the other way to get past them is to use Spoof to fool them
Sachi: For my last one… lol, I don’t really have any choices that will be useful by themselves
Sachi: I guess I’ll go for Analyze
Verge: heh can it get a target lock? I mean… it’s firing at a stationary target
Verge: that should be pretty easy.
Verge: Since normally it’s prolly designed for ships moving at crazy fast speeds
Sachi: Or maybe Control, but I’m not sure if you’d have any luck controlling something without knowing anything about it
Sachi: Nah, Analyze I guess
YURI: ←rolls Hacker! and gets 8 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -3)
YURI SUCCEEDS by 4
Jason: Analyse This !
Sachi: Do I have access to the ship’s guns? Like, remote access?
Sachi: I guess I’ll run back then lol
Jason: go dog legs
Sachi: I have no idea if that’s a good idea or not
Davian: Heh, am I somewhere that I could shoot at it? lol
Davian: Might as well try blind luck
Sachi: i might as well, lol
Sachi: I can’t do anything to stop that hacker, really
Sachi: imo it’s of maximal importance that I get some more programs
Jason: lock the door so they can’t leave the station or something
Davian: Hach her cyber limbs and make her hit herself
Sachi: Can I get Control instead of Analyze then? >.>;
Verge: It’s time to unleash the dogs of… hacking?
Verge: lol, only if she succeeds
Davian: Instead of looking at it as a question, what if it was a statement
Davian: Who let the dogs out
Sachi: That was a serious question btw, since I’m not capable of doing anything you mentioned
Verge: Dr. Who?
Davian: Pet Townsend
Verge: isn’t the ICE anti-hacking?
Verge: Ah okay, can’t upload it onto another system.
Verge: wasn’t sure if it was like Shadowrun where you can send an IC after another person.
Sachi: Well, to do 100% of the things you mentioned having in mind for me to do I would need Control, so I’m gonna go for it lol
Sachi: Nah ICE in this game mostly prevents you from running other programs on something until you breach it
YURI: ←rolls Hacker! and gets 10 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -4)
YURI SUCCEEDS by 1
Davian: Heh well I asked if I could do it
- Jason runs back toward the ship. ( will take a while )
Davian: No I’m asking you if I can do it lol
Davian: As long as I’m not trying to kill them I guess I can try it
Verge: yeah you’re shooting to disable the engines.
Jason: just shoot the engines
Davian: Heh, yeah I mean shouldn’t I get some kind of bonus for aiming at a stationary target? lol
Verge: I assume Jason will talk him into what to look for as a target
Verge: engineer should know what shit to shoot
Davian: ←rolls DX and gets 13 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of -4)
Davian FAILS by 6
Sachi: ; ;
Davian: It wasn’t a critical fail at least!
- Jason brings his VII up and looks for a picture of teh ship in question, then sends it over to Davian, with a big red X as where to shoot at.
Verge: yeah at least you didn’t hit the space station
Verge: well I assume he’d have taken a few turns to aim too
Verge: cause he doens’t know what he’s doing though a fial by 6 proly doesn’t matter
Verge: unless it has crazy accuracy.
Davian: “Ah, that trigger is sensitive…”
Davian: Can I try again? lol
Hacker: « 3d6 = 10 »
Jason: over comm, " take time to aim… use the computers targeting program"
Davian: “Ah, it seems like they’re about to break away…”
Davian: Do I have time to aim before they break loose? lol
Davian: Okay what does that do for me
Sachi: It depends on the weapon’s Accuracy for personal weapons, dunno if it’s different for ship guns
Sachi: Like if a gun has Accuracy 2 and you take an Aim action, then when you shoot you get +2 on the roll
Davian: Heh, okay, well if I am for 2 rounds then can I cancel out the -4 on the default and make it a straight DX check?
Sachi: I think you can aim multiple rounds, not totally sure
Sachi: Yeah one second of Aim gives you the accuracy, 2 seconds gives you an additional seconds gives you +2 instead
Jason: heh, maybe can make up for aim with just spraying
Sachi: So if you aim for 3 seconds you’d indeed get +4 to cancel out the -4
Sachi: (p.s.: I’m pretty sure if you install telepresence software on a thing, I can control it from anywhere as long as I can connect to it)
Jason: holy crap
Davian: lol wow
Sachi: Like you’d have to have the software installed on it, which we don’t apparently, but I think me being able to control the ship’s guns from outside it is not an unrealistic prospect
Davian: Yeah heh
Davian: lol, so aiming only gets me +2 at best then
Davian: Heh, okay, here goes
Davian: ←rolls DX and gets 10 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of -2)
Davian FAILS by 1
Jason: burned some paint
Davian: I accidentally blast the life support system, oops
Hacker: « 3d6 = 16 »
Davian: I hope that’s the damage roll lol
Davian: Heh, maneuvering thrusters
Jason: probably blew off the things trying to hold it
Davian: “This isn’t working too well…”
←rolls Pilot! and gets 15 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of 0)
Pilot SUCCEEDS by 0
Verge: Well if Verge ever needs surgery, he’ll proibably look for a doctor with better dex…
Jason: maybe you shot the pilot and they suck
Verge: (ramming speed?)
Davian: Another shot? lol
Jason: doesn’t he get two shots per round or something?
Davian: Well if she’s doing that then I probably don’t have time to aim
←rolls Pilot! and gets 11 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of 0)
Pilot SUCCEEDS by 4
Davian: Guess I’ll just shoot from the hip then
Davian: ←rolls DX and gets 8 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of -4)
Davian FAILS by 1
Davian: God damn it
Pilot: « 3d6 = 8 »
Pilot: « 1d6 = 5 »
Davian: Bridge? lol
Davian: Life support!
Jason: that’ll work
Verge: is that fuel unstable?
Davian: “Oh dear… That’s not what I was aiming for either…”
Sachi: ooooooo you’re in troubleeeeeeee
Verge: be funny if the entire thing just exploded in a big nuke in space.
Davian: lol shit
Jason: ( pacifist no more )
Davian: “Oh no!”
Verge: (I said across her nose, not up it!)
Davian: Well is the ship disabled at least?
Verge: lol. it’s space debris I think
Verge: if the explosion was big enough to damage the space station after it felw away…
Verge: the ship itself is probably totally fucked
Sachi: puts on that Uh-Oh song again
Davian: “Uh, well… I think it’s stopped… Oh dear… I hope no one is hurt…”
- Jason stumbles a little as teh whole station shakes, " Davian.. what did you do ?"
Verge: it’s still functional after a giant explosion that damaged the space station? heh.
Verge: what a shitty space staiton.
Davian: lol geez
Davian: “I think I must have hit a fuel tank or something, it seems like the ship is badly damaged but it seems to still be moving.”
Verge: plus figure the explosion would have sent them spinning or something heh.
Davian: Thats because they have shields lol
YURI: (comms) “Holy crap! I hope they don’t all die! That’d be unlucky.”
Verge: (comm) “Well hopefully that’ll damage their chances of a rescue. I’ll see if I can get em on the line…”
Davian: (Can I try to hail them? lol)
Verge: (Anyway I can communicate to em? like some public comm, or send it through the intercom or whatever?)
Jason: ( at very least they can’t get far )
Verge: (the guys on the station)
Verge: (was gonna try to get them to surrender, since their ship is fucked)
Davian: (The people on the station)
Verge: (Yeah lets do that)
Davian: (Yeah I’ll ask him to patch me through on that so I can speak to the fugitives)
Verge: (Figure verge will do it unless Davian beats him to it, heh)
Verge: (But guess we’ll let Davian do that)
YURI: (sometimes in old-timey comics when they like tell a dude to surrender or whatever, instead of “fuck off” he’s like “NUTS” and I think that’s kind of adorable)
Verge: (Well they just gotta listen really heh)
Davian: Do I know who these guys are? Or are they just like, attempted murder suspects? lol
Verge: (basically it’s the “your escape route is cut off, you’ve got limited air, turn yourself in now before more people get shot.”)
Verge: (They semeed like some kinda mercs)
Verge: (Basically shadowrunners in space)
Verge: (I do have a mugshot program)
Verge: (I’ll send back anything that turns up)
Verge: (assuming tehy got a criminal record should have em on file)
Verge: (Yeah I asusme it has a lot of stuff on file though, it’s a pretty big program)
Verge: (I’ll send that info to Davian I guess if he’s gonna be our negotiator)
Davian: All right, I’ll make an announcement over the loudspeakers
Jason: ( we make it back to the ship yet?)
YURI: ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww boo
YURI: thumbs down
Davian: “Attention fugitives fleeing through the mining tunnels, the explosion you may have felt just now was your ship’s fuel reserves being destroyed. The vessel is critically damaged and out of control. You have no escape route. Please surrender yourselves and turn over your hostage unharmed so that we may avoid any further bloodshed.”
Davian: “You will not be harmed if you surrender peacefully.”
Davian: Ehh I’ll roll it
Davian: ←rolls Talker! (IQ) and gets 7 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of 0)
Davian SUCCEEDS by 8
Jason: ( Intimidation?)
←rolls Will and gets 13 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 0)
Muscle 2 FAILS by 2
←rolls Will and gets 7 vs. Skill (11 with a modifier of 0)
Hacker SUCCEEDS by 4
YURI: ooooo wow
Verge: I dunno if Davian can intimidate anyone.. he’s a pacifist…
Verge: And he hasn’t learned the PACIFIST CRUSH! special attack yet.
Davian: They don’t know that
Davian: Plus I just exploded their ship
Verge: Yeah guess they wouldn’t know you missed :P
Garrion says to the GMs: Excellent: The NPC worships the PCs or their cause, works incredibly hard, puts the PCs’ interests ahead of his own at all times, and would even die for them.
Davian: Yeah, I meant to do that
Garrion says to the GMs: Excellent: The NPC is extremely impressed by the PCs, and acts in their best interests at all times, within the limits of his own ability. In a potential combat situation, the NPCs are extremely friendly. They may even join the party temporarily. The PCs may ask for aid or information; roll again at +5. (If a fight is in progress, the NPCs surrender.)
YURI: KINDNESS TO ALL CREATURES KICK
Davian: “A wise soldier knows that sometimes the battle must be surrendered to ensure the war is won. And no paycheck is worth anything if you aren’t around to spend it. Please release your hostage and surrender and I will request leniency for you.”
YURI: (I should deliver a catchphrase right here)
Davian: “I understand. Turn yourself in and we can work this all out peacefully. No one has to get hurt.”
Hacker: « 3d6 = 9 »
Verge: (verge wil make his way towards where they are)
YURI: I would like to try, yeah~
- Jason will go backup Verge.
YURI: Remember I’m total VR since I’m an AI, so she gets -2 for each step she’s at below that (if any)
YURI: If we have any opposed rolls
YURI: Hehe yeah~ I assume breaking her control would be kinda like breaking ICE?
YURI: Hehe right, and it’s got ICE that I gotta breach I guess?
YURI: ←rolls Hacker! and gets 12 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -2)
YURI SUCCEEDS by 1
YURI: So I’d use Control? hmm 13 14
YURI: Looks like Computer Operation -3 is my better default cause of my AI bonus, lol
YURI: I have a racial bonus to just that skill, so I have it separate from the rest
YURI: ←rolls Computer Operation and gets 11 vs. Skill (17 with a modifier of -3)
YURI SUCCEEDS by 3
←rolls Hacker! and gets 10 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of -4)
Hacker SUCCEEDS by 2
YURI: (comms) “I’ve managed to crack into the elevator’s systems, guys!”
- Jason will go backup Verge.
Verge: (Jason maybe?)
YURI: I suppose so, hehe
Verge: (to Davian) “How are negotiations coming?”
YURI: Tho would I be useful or just get in the way?
Verge: guess youc an go for a disarm or something
Verge: maybe bite their hand.
Verge: how good attack skills do you have?
Verge: I mena your bite won’t breach their armor
Verge: but… might be able to disarm em. Not sure how disarm works in GURPs
YURI: I have Basic Self-Defense! at DX-2 which is 11.
Verge: not terrible. but not great.
Verge: well this is a zero G area so they’d have a space suit on right?
Verge: So figure she wouldn’t be able to do much against that other than maybe biting em and stealing their gun.
Verge: Oh…didn’t they need to suit up to go into the mines?
Verge: Yeah.. so that’ll stop a dog bite.. unless it’s a really thin suit.
Verge: well wait why are we going down there?
Verge: Their ship is destroyed, why not just wait em out?
Jason: I think my suit just needs a helmet I think
Verge: (Lets make our way to the other ship then, might as well be wiating for em)
Verge: (or at least I’ll plot an intercept course to get them as they’re headed there)
Verge: (Well I mean if they’re in vacuum we can just wait em out. At this point probably best not to endager the hostage and just let their situationg et desperate and hopefully theirt morale breaks)
Jason: " we can just wait by the elevator and take them once they come out?"
YURI: Like, Chris? or Pris, like in Blade Runner/Bubblegum Crisis?
YURI: I was double wrong
YURI: That’s a great movie and a cool anime tho
Verge: (if they got an open comms, I’ll talk to em if I can)
Davian: (Comm) “Marshall, are you willing to agree to their terms? It would help locate a lot of missing people and hopefully get these guys out of your hair.”
Verge: (the marshall is dying, heh)
Davian: Oh lol
Verge: (tehy shot the sheriff)
Davian: Okay well Deputy then
Davian: I’ll phrase the question to him
Davian: Yeah I’m asking him privately heh
Verge: (comm to criminals) “This is Sergeant Verge Brink. You’re down there with a dwindling oxygen supply and your group just critically wounded the marshall. There’s two ways out of here, in handcuffs or in a body bag.”
Davian: lol yeah
YURI: evidently not
YURI: (team comms) “Sgt. Verge, are you sure it’s a good idea to threaten someone who’s cornered…?”
Verge: (heh, yeah Verge’s style is more to strongarm em)
Verge: (comms to criminals) “Now look, you guys drop the guns and come out with your hands up, and you’ll get through this alive. If you’ve got useful information, you mgiht even get a lighter sentence.”
YURI: (even if I’ve been forgetting btw, YURI tends to address people with their title almost mechanically)
Davian: “I’m afraid your situation is rather precarious, as I’m sure you can see. I’ll do all I can for you but I need something to work with. Release your captive and surrender peacefully and you can at least have a chance at a more lenient sentence. I’m sure you’d find that preferable to dealing with Sgt. Brink any more intimately.”
Verge: (Verge is more of the Dirty Harry style of negotiation)
Verge: (comms) “Your two best fighters… (naming the two that I dropped) decided to take that route.”
Davian: “Three meals a day, a place to sleep, and work that helps you maintain your physique, sounds a lot preferable to a cold death in vacuum at the bottom of a mine.”
Verge: (Steve Rogers? Captain America?)
YURI: YOU MURDERED CAPTAIN AMERICA YOU FUCKER
Verge: (Cap was a traitor!)
YURI: (He was probably doing it to teach one of his friends a covert lesson about not leaving the toilet seat up or something, superheroes can be dicks like that)
Verge: (lol superman definitely would)
←rolls Pilot! and gets 7 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of 0)
Pilot SUCCEEDS by 8
←rolls Pilot! and gets 15 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of 0)
Pilot SUCCEEDS by 0
Davian: Do I have time to take another shot at them? lol
Verge: (well can have Tien pursue em at least?)
Verge: (and Davian can shoot again?)
Verge: (they actually trying to continue the pickup or they just flying away in a random direction?)
Verge: (Well can’t take that much fuel I mean.. it’s short range manuevering)
Verge: (Yeah figured it wouldn’t take up that much unless we’re pursuing em across a large expanse of space.)
Verge: (can’t take that much fuel to just circle an asteroid heh)
Jason: ( probably not, but where going to go after that?)
Davian: “All right, I have your ship in my targeting sights. Release the boy and I won’t fire on it again.”
Jason: ( ya to DM )
Jason: ( what closest place to this?)
Verge: (Does the space station itself have weapons on it?)
Davian: All right well I’m offering to stop firing on their ship if they let whatshisname go
Davian: Yeah lol
Davian: Note that that isn’t an offer to actually let them escape, if Verge or the Deputy or whoever wants to go kick their asses
Davian: Yeah I’m watching them on video
Verge: (Yeah I’ll be watching em too)
Verge: (I mean no reaosn not to)
Verge: (Well assuming I can see all of them on the feed, I’ll keep watching that, if I lose sight of em… then I’ll switch it off in case)
YURI: That’s why I wanna save up for Compartmentalized Mind >.> Get another process going, lol
Verge: yeah YURI ‘s software isn’t optimized for multiple cores.
YURI: It’d let me e.g. hack and fight at the exact same time
Verge: (Yeah, I mean if I’m just walking I’ll be watching the feed while we’re moving)
Verge: (Will keep it partially transparent so it doesnt’ totally obscure my view)
Davian: Yeah, if I don’t hear anything back from them or don’t see them letting him go after I make the offer then I’m switching back to targeting the ship and lining up another shot
Davian: Well shit
Muscle 2 declares Do Nothing
- Muscle 2 prepares to fight! Initiative: 17.25
Hacker declares Do Nothing
- Hacker prepares to fight! Initiative: 18.5
Verge: (how close am I to them now?)
Verge: (Close enough to fire or can I just see em on video but still far away?)
←Attacks Tommy Gonzalez with a Shoot
in the Torso
←Rolls 12 vs. Skill 7 (13 with a modifier of -6)
Pilot FAILS by 5
0 for Torso, 0 for maneuver, 0 shock, -6 range, 0 miscMod, 0 accMod
Verge: (comms) “You know, I really could care less about Tommy Boy… go ahead, shoot him. I’ve got a deputy out here that’s out for blood, because your group just shot the marshal. He’s looking for any excuse to gun the rest of you down. Now come out with your hands up and I can guarantee you get out of this alive.”
Verge: (I’ll quicken my pace as the shot is fired)
←Attacks Hacker with a Shoot
in the Torso
←Rolls 8 vs. Skill 15 (16 with a modifier of -1)
Muscle 2 SUCCEEDS by 7
0 for Torso, 0 for maneuver, 0 shock, -1 range, 0 miscMod, 0 accMod
Verge: (damn.. these guys are pretty hardcore trying to execute a hostage)
Hacker: tries to dodge and rolls a 8 with effective skill 7
Hacker FAILS by 1
Davian: (Heh, well seems like the chick is being crazy and irrational for whatever reason, the mercenary dude is trying to stop her)
Muscle 2: The Laser Carbine inflicts 12 tight-beam raw damage.
Davian: And her suit has a giant hole in it that she starts losing oxygen through? lol
Hacker: is reduced 22 HP, and now has -12 HP: at half move.
Hacker breaches -10 HP. Roll against modified HT to avoid dying.
Muscle 2: Major Wound CheckError in body of roll. Statement options (if any): h Statement Body : Mod = Modifier
Hacker: Major Wound Check
Hacker: Hacker rolls 3d6 and gets 9 vs. HT (8 with a modifier of 0)
Hacker FAILS by 1
Hacker: Death Check
Hacker: Hacker rolls 3d6 and gets 9 vs. Skill (8 with a modifier of -52)
Hacker CRITICALLY FAILS by 53
Davian: lol wow
Davian: Holy shit is that a real mod? lol
- Davian curses as he watches the scene unfold
YURI: (comms) “Oh no… That’s not what I wanted at all!”
Verge: (who handles making deals with criminals in space? Like is there some space district attorney or something?)
Davian: “Listen, just let Tommy go and you’ll still have a ship. Whether you escape on it or not is up to you from there.”
Verge: (comms) “I know you just want to get out of this situation.. I’m sure after you tell the judge that you tried to save Tommy boy’s life and you let him go, he’d show some leniency. Judges tend to care about that sort of thing. Especially if the information he gives us and you give us ends up saving more lives.”
Verge: (comms) “Yeah we saw everything, and we’ve got a recording. We know youw eren’t the one that shot the marshal, and you tried to save Tommy boy.”
Verge: (comms) “The sooner you surrender and we get this sitaution over with, the better it will look for you.”
Verge: (Yeah, I’ll be heading towards their position)
Jason: Verge and me
Verge: (not gonna directly approach em yet to get within firing range)
Verge: (I’ll negotate over comms for now, but trying to close in)
Verge: (Well I don’t want to get into view of em yet, I’ll just talk on comms, if I come in there with a gun it may panic em)
Verge: (Will give him more chance to turn himself in)
Cedric is disconnected.
Cedric has connected.
Verge: (okay I’ll come in at that pointa nd secure them)
- Davian breathes a sigh of relief
Verge: (to criminals) “You made the right choice.”
- Jason grabs Tommy and gets him out of there.
Verge: (oh I thought there were two more guys surrendering)
Verge: (what hpapened to the 5th one?)
Verge: (thought there was 5 total)
Verge: (maybe I screwed up the nubmers heh)
Verge: oh okay. heh.
Verge: I’ll just say it to him then.
Jason: didn’t you take out 3 ?
Verge: Thought there was two left.
Verge: nah I killed 2
Verge: a muscle guy and the captain
Verge: heh yeah I got mixed up somewhere heh.
Verge: Well anyway iwill just say that to him then.
Verge: (And also gonna secure tommyboy, I’ll handcuff him too)
Verge: (no idea if he may try something stupid, he’s involved too)
Verge: “Standard procedure.”
- Jason will secure the weapons of the dead girl and drags her along as they go by the leg.
Verge: “Everything will be sorted out when we get to the security office.”
Jason: ( actually probably just float her along )
Davian: “Attention Starfire, we have your personnel on station are either dead or in custody. If you can make for another port then I suggest you do so, otherwise feel free to turn yourselves in.”
Verge: (the ship is gone?)
Jason: " Yuri, anyway you can track that ship? its leaking fuel right?"
Verge: (Alright well verge will bring the survivors baskc to the security office, asusme tehy got a holding cell tehre)
Jason: ( if its dropping a nuclear pellet from time to time, should be easy to track )
Verge: (Will let the deputy know the situation)
Verge: (Will also take thier weapons, since they’re evidence heh)
- Jason will hang onto the girls weapon. ( spare parts )
Verge: (btw what’s this last survivors criminal record? Any major crimes, or does he actually seem small time?)
- Jason will look over the girl and grab anything on her that looks useful, or might let them know who hired them or the like. ( memory chips, anything like that )
YURI: “I’ll try!”
Verge: (wait I thought the hacker was dead)
Verge: (I meant the surviving guy we can question)
Jason: will search her
Verge: (Yeah heh.)
Jason: ←rolls Everyone (Space)! (Per) and gets 13 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of 0)
Jason SUCCEEDS by 3
Verge: (He seem like he’s got any money to his name? Or he poor?)
Verge: (Well in general how well are these merc types paid? Like he do dealing with any wealthy corporations?)
Verge: (Yeah just wondering if I can extort any money out of him. heh)
Davian: Such a terrible person
Verge: (heh, well Verge does have the corrupt secret)
YURI: Audible gasp!
Verge: (And if he’s a small time criminal, he might be willing to let him go for a small fine.)
Verge: (Yeah totally had that from the start)
Verge: (Yeah mainly I gave him that so I’d have a decent excuse not to turn in YURI, where he’s willing to look the toher way fro minor offenders)
Verge: (Figured I didn’tw ant to be a total straight shooter since one of our party members is an illegal)
Verge: (So needed to have some flexibility there)
Verge: (So I figure small-time criminals he’s wiling to let off pretty much)
Davian: You can’t extort money from AI though
Verge: (Well Verge is willing to look out for his friends too)
Verge: (I mean he’s not a total selfish asshole, he’ll still try to put himself out there to save civilians and other cops)
Verge: (It’s just he’s not above making some creidts on the side and taking a more flexible view towards the law)
Davian: You sold us out, Officer Duffy!
YURI: Patrick Duffy?
Verge: (when I get to the deputy, going to talk to him) “I’d like to take custody of this prisoiner, he’s a crucial witness in an ongoing investigation with information that could help us save many more lives.”
Verge: (Going to try to get custody of the last survivor so I can take some bribes later)
Verge: (Though what I’m saying is indeed true anyway)
Verge: (Yeah there was something about saving the hostages he said)
Verge: “Seeing as you’re undermanned with the marshal down, I figure I can take this guy off your hands and see that he gets to Mars for trial after I’m done with my current assignment.”
Verge: (yeah I know, but If I got custody of him, i can potentially take a bribe and see he gets freed en route)
Verge: (I’m not gonna question him yet… heh just trying to get custody of him on our ship for later, so I can potentially arrange for him to get free)
Jason: ( sounds like alotof effort)
Verge: (okay I’ll take him with us and we’ll question Tommy boy)
Jason: ( I find anything on that girl that might lead us to some info ?)
Verge: (Well I figure we can let this guy off at the net spaceport if he pays up)
YURI: “Steal her computer! See if I can get anything useful off it!”
Jason: searching her in general for anything useful
YURI: Oh, nevermind
YURI: I thought it was in our custody for some extended period
Verge: (I’ll just ask the deputy if our expert can take a look at it)
Jason: suceeded by 3, btw
Verge: (Figure he’s got no real reason not to grant the request.)
Verge: (Also we’ll question Tommy Boy.)
Verge: (While YURI is looking into that, gonna also secure the merc prisoner we got on our ship, keep him cuffed for now and seal him in a room)
Jason: any data chips or the like
Verge: (Well I’ll take the vidence with me)
Verge: (I mean we’re bringing this guy as prisoner to trial)
Verge: (So if I’m going to bring him to trial… )
YURI: (I was hoping I could steal her hacking tools off it, lol)
Jason: I can try I guess, how hard would it be.. or will they just share with us?
Verge: (Well I am a police officer and I’ll tell him to contact that military ship we’re working with)
YURI: (In addition to, you know, looking for some info)
Verge: (Yeah that could just disappear too heh YURI. It’s a good thing you’re working wtiha corrupt officer :P)
Verge: “Yeah… we still have some other work to do first, some more prisoners to rescue, which I’m hoping he’ll help with.”
YURI: (Well I mean copy her software, but yeah)
Verge: “But afterwards, I’ll see him delivered to Mars and brought before a judge.”
Jason: ( who? Yuri?)
YURI: ←rolls Hacker! and gets 7 vs. Skill (15 with a modifier of -2)
YURI SUCCEEDS by 6
YURI: That was a Breach roll
←rolls Hacker! and gets 6 vs. Skill (16 with a modifier of -2)
Hacker SUCCEEDS by 8
YURI: With the mod
YURI: Juicy bits of paydata
YURI: “I don’t get it…”
YURI: “What’s so bad about me?”
Davian: Getting tired, and I gotta get up early tomorrow, gonna head on to bed
YURI: Night night!
Davian: I’ll catch you guys later
YURI: I’m pretty sleepy too, gotta work tomorrow
Tabris is disconnected.
Jason: was odd, he was here for a couple of min and gone
YURI: Aw, that’s ok~
YURI: aw yeah, hehe
YURI: I understand
Verge: Heh, well yeah it depends on what info we get
Verge: how heavily guarded, etc.
Jason: probably see how far away it is and see
Verge: And what they plan on doing with the hostages, I mean we’ll call in the military if it seems like we need a lot of help and if it’s not particualrly time sensetie.
Jason: seems like alot, especially since most of us aren’t fighters
Verge: prob best to call in the miltiary, but fist may wwant to find a spaceport to drop off our prisoner.
Verge: Asusming he’s willing to pay Verge a small fine to expedite his trial. :P
Verge: Yeah, I mean I’d ask for what I’d figure he’d have in his account.
Verge: Not sure how much mercs make
Verge: Figure it’s pretty decent if it’s anything like real life
Verge: where mercs can make a good amount of money.
Verge: I’ll take probably half of it.
Verge: Well depends on how much it is.
Verge: I mean I don’t want to totally screw him, but like if it’s less than he’d pay a lawyer…
Verge: I’ll ask for that heh.
Verge: I mean it’s gonna at least be what lawyers fees would be, if not more… depending on waht he’s got.
Verge: Since he can get free right now without a trial, and the evidence can be conveniently lost in transit. (aka Yuri can keep the cyberdeck)
YURI: Yeah that’d be humiliating for you………
Verge: heh well Verge doesn’t care that much.. I mean these things happen.
Jason: later then
Verge: Remember I’m broke right now.
Verge: Gotta have money for booze. lol.
YURI: Peace out everyone~!
Cedric is disconnected.
Verge: I mean i did kill a couple of criminals and diffused the situation so… that’s a win for me, even if the other guy did get away.
Verge: Assuming anyone even bothers to follow up on it anyway.
Verge: I figure they probably won’t really care that much, since he’s a small time criminal, so unless the deputy follows through on it (whcih I mea it’s months to get to Mars..)
Sachi is disconnected.
Garrion: yeah, that is unforseen.. i mean it did have to do with the people who shot the marshal
Garrion: so a little higher profile to them than some petty theft or ruffing up some worker
Verge: Well I mean the guys who actually fired the shots were dead.
Garrion: BUT… lots can happen between there and wherever
Verge: So I mean this guy is just an accomplice that surrendered. and a small time guy. And yeah, I mean it’s a long time before he’ll be delivered,, and I did say he won’t get delivered until after i was done with my mission with the military.
Verge: So it’s not like it’s a priority delivering him. heh.
Garrion: yeah, but his crimanal charges would be accessory to attempted murder
Garrion: accessoy to attempted kidknapping
Verge: Yeah, but I figure with all the chaos going on right now… with the earth taken over by robots, they’re probably not gonna folow through too heavily on that.
Verge: And at worst, I can just say he escaped. heh.
Verge: But I’m hoping nobody follows through on it and it gets lost in red tape.
Garrion: well yuri could help with that… make sure any corporate rports get erased, lol
Verge: yeah heh.
Verge: Verge has been covering for her, it’s time she returned the favor
Garrion: i’m trying to get the correct feel and flow i want for this camp, not really quite feeling complete but getting there… don;t want to get all tied up in the detail GURPS has and keep it flowing, but at the same time simulating that realistic aspect of THS
Taragnor: Yeah heh.
Taragnor: I mean, no point really getting inot all the minute fuel uses and stuff, so long as it’s not long term travel.
Garrion: more importantly though keeping the action flowing and not having to stop to look up detailed rules references
Garrion: like with the whole ship stuff.. i didn’t bother with rolling for damage and deducting DR and all that crap…. the ship was not REALLY plot essential, it was simply a tool that was useful if possible but expendable
Garrion: i could have also narrated the events with the conflict between the merc and the haccker.. but i wanted the dice to determine that outcome and see how that changed the story line.. either he won and turned self in or she won and you would have had to assault and take by force casue she was not going to give up
Garrion: fortunately he won
Garrion: oh, i did realize one other thing i need to define in the new MoS rule… multifire… if you multifire that affects the MoS damage bonus cause you get extra hits depending on recoil
Garrion: so i think the MoS bonus shouold be for individual placed shots… if you multifire you are playing the chances of getting multiple hits so forgo the MoS bonus… what you think?
Garrion: or maybe you get the MoS bonus as long as your MoS does not trigger multiple hits, in which case it superceeds