Monday, July 22, 2013

18- In Which Bodies Hit the Floor

Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Bailey staggers back to his feet and looks around at his wounded comrades. He ambles weakly over to Mari and rolls her over to apply some medical paste to her wounds.
Kyle: [OOC] Gonna use the med paste on my character sheet with my Heal check. 
Dane: [GM] Mari's wounds are far too substantial to recover through the use of med paste, but she's stabilized.
Dane: [GM] Mari is still incapacitated, but no longer dying.
Ian: [Mari Shasho] "Ugg... When you get to a certain point, you just stop feeling the pain..."
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali gets up as well and begins to look around, no doubt that scene made a big crowd.
Dane: [GM] Indeed, a large number of people are starting to show up and you can hear the sound of a motorcar making it's way up the road to you. The faint police siren tells you it's probably the cops.
Joe: [GR-210] "Oh good, officers of the law. Now I can explain to them how you foolish fleshpuppets caused me to be destroyed."
Ian: [OOC] Um, didn't GR-210 blow himself up.
Joe: [OOC] Because you fools actually tried to have a fight instead of using all of your turns to pick me up so I could kill them. You didn't even THINK of the consequences of your actions did you? DID YOU?!
Soo: [OOC] Ian, I've known Joe long enough to know that his actions are like a natural disaster: they're less the fault of the thing in question and more the fault of those who did nothing to prepare for them. If I had known Joe was capable of exploding, I would have damn well spent my time trying to get him up.
Ian: [OOC] Wait, you're defending this?
Soo: [OOC] Oh hell no. I'm just saying that at this point in my life, I've accepted certain things.
Dane: [GM] The police car parts the crowd around you and two men get out of it. One is a man of about 30 in a police uniform and the other is a man with a large moustache and sideburns wearing a suit and hat.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Baily staggers to stay upright and snaps a causal salute. "Err, afternoon officer..."
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali picks up Mari's body and looks to the officers. "These men attacked us. My steam mech malfunctioned and exploded in the conflict. My servant has been severely injured.
Dane: [Detective Bron] The detective in the suit looks at Kali, immediately surmising who she is by her clothing. "Officer Colt, this is the noblewoman who came in this morning. Hurry up and attend to her wounds boy!"
Dane: [Officer Colt] The younger officer salutes. "Right away sir!" He hustles over to Kali and takes Mari out of her arms.
Joe: [OOC] Geez Ian, little Mr. 'Unconsious and Nearly Dying for Attention'
Dane: [Officer Colt] Then the officer promptly plops Mari on the ground without much pretense and begins to check Kali's wounds. "You'll be alright ma'am. Just some minor burns.
Ian: [OOC] My body is about as hurt as the game mechanics will allow, but now you're targeting my feelings.

Friday, July 12, 2013

17- In Which Uppances Come

Dane: [Thug 3] "Arrrgh! Die!"
Joe: [OOC] Riveting character development from Thug 3 everyone.
Dane: [GM] The thug lunges forward, brandishing a large knife. He swings it at Bailey.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Bailey kicks backward to evade!
Dane: [GM] The knife swing misses Bailey, but clips a bit of his jacket.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Yer gonna pay fer that!
Dane: [GM] And now, proving that all good things come to an end, Joe gets a turn. I suppose you'll be getting up for your action?   
Joe: [OOC] Critical Steam Vent.
Dane: [GM] You wouldn't.
Joe: [OOC] I would.
Ian: [OOC] I've got like... no hp left!
Soo: [OOC] My Joe-sense are tingling. Explain?
Dane: [GM] Critical Steam Vent is supposed to be mostly for NPC steam-mechs. Its an action that causes the mech to discharge all of it's steam, causing substantial damage to itself and to the area around it.
Kyle: [OOC] An area we currently occupy.
Joe: [OOC] As well as two gooey delicious sacks of XP named 'thug'. This doesn't require me to be standing. Heck, I could be just a torso and do it.
Dane: [GM] Sigh... a roll for each target in the area. 2 thugs, Kali, Mari, Bailey. So five rolls. You're damage is automatic.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali realizes what's going on and tries to dive out of the way towards Mari, hoping to at least cover her friend if she can't get away.
Joe: [GR-210] All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for the incompetant fools around GR-210, all bad things do too. With virtually no fanfare, the robot explodes from every vent and armor layer in a blast of scalding steam.
Dane: [GM] The blast of steaming heat knocks everyone away from the robot and scalds them with horrifically super-heated water. Everyone is also knocked prone.
Kyle: [OOC] Joe always did aspire to bring us all down to his level.
[Thug 3] TAKES 31 DAMAGE FROM [Critical Steam Vent] USED BY [GR-210]
[Mari Shasho] TAKES 23 DAMAGE FROM [Critical Steam Vent] USED BY [GR-210]
[Mari Shasho] IS DEFEATED
[Kali dVostog] TAKES 18 DAMAGE FROM [Critical Steam Vent] USED BY [GR-210]
[Bailey Hunt] TAKES 31 DAMAGE FROM [Critical Steam Vent] USED BY [GR-210]
[Thug 2] TAKES 29 DAMAGE FROM [Critical Steam Vent] USED BY [GR-210]
[GR-210] TAKES 36 DAMAGE FROM [Critical Steam Vent] USED BY [GR-210]    
Dane: [GM] Um.. ouch.
Joe: [OOC] HAHAHA. And I'm not even dead.
Kyle: [OOC] Oh that is bullshit.
Dane: [GM] The two thugs who survived the previous attacks are dead. Everyone's clothing is severely damaged and Mari is basically a wrecked pile.
Ian: [OOC] Mari has a severe concussion and a massive collection of major burns. Can someone at least roll my unconscious body into the snow or something.
Dane: [GM] Fairly sure that any nearby snow is now a slurry of mud and super-heated water Ian.
Joe: [OOC] I'll take my XP now. Now that combat is over, I'll just get up as a free action.
Dane: [GM] No. No you won't.
Joe: [OOC] Why the hell not.
Dane: [GM] I'm invoking the massive damage, extra effect law. You sustained at well beyond 2/3ds of you're total hp in a single attack from an explosive source INSIDE OF YOU.
Joe: [OOC] Pff, that rule is just to make killing mooks with bombs more funny.
Soo: [OOC] What are you doing?
Dane: [GM] I'm rolling to see what parts of GR-210 are exploded with him.
Dane: [GM] Oh dear god...
Joe: [OOC] What?!
Dane: [GM] GR-210s body is completely obliterated. The only element left is his (fully functional) head.
Kyle: [OOC] I hear angels. I hear the song of the celestial chorus!
Ian: [OOC] I think they might be hear for Mari. First aid please. Joe will still be amusingly injured next round.   

Sunday, July 7, 2013

16- In Which Things Die

Dane: [Thug 1] "Grr. Filthy aristocrats."
Joe: [OOC] Anyone want to hear my version of the Aristocrats joke?
Soo: [OOC] My therapist got a second hour of pay out me from the last time you told it.
Dane: [GM] The first thug, shaking off the wound, charges at the group, swinging his lead pipe at Mari's head.
Ian: [OOC] Gonna use Daring Counter for this one. 
[Rules] Daring Counter allows a character to subtract from their defense on an incoming melee attack to attempt a counter-attack at the same time.
Dane: [GM] Noted. Attack time.
Dane: [GM] The attack clocks Mari hard in the head.
Joe: [OOC] I'm really enjoying this game. I'm excited to be a part of it.
[Mari Shasho] TAKES 19 DAMAGE FROM [Lead Pipe] USED BY [Thug 1]
Ian: [OOC] Dammit dammit dammit. Okay my turn. Counter attack.
Dane: [GM] As the attack strikes Mari in the head, she manages to swing a fist into the thugs head as well.   
[Thug 1] TAKES 10 DAMAGE FROM [Unarmed Attack] USED BY [Mari Shasho]
Dane: [GM] The thug falls to the ground dead!  
Joe: [OOC] Kyle is up next. Can we just assume he's going to miss so I can get back up on my feet and prepare to rip these guys apart?
Dane: [Thug 2] "Yer gonna pay fer that!"
Soo: [Kali dVostog] "Pff, I'm usually the one paying for everything anyhow."
Joe: [GR-210] The glorious golden god-bot winces at this weak attempt at witty repartee.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] I kinda considered that one good.
Dane: [GM] The second thug charges forward, holding up his pistol with both hands and letting loose a series of shots.
Dane: [GM] Flurry of Shots targeting Kali
[Rules] Flurry of Shots applies a penalty to a ranged attack to make three attacks instead.
Dane: [GM] The first two bullets of the three-shot attack whiz past the group entirely. The third one clips Kali in the shoulder. 
[Kali dVostog] TAKES 5 DAMAGE FROM [Outlander Holdout] USED BY [Thug 2] 
Ian: [Mari Shasho] "Ma'am!"
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] "That ain't how ya shoot boy." Bailey spins his revolvers. "I'll show you how it's done!"
Joe: [OOC] Yeah Kyle. Show them how a professional shoots Soo. I'm confident in you.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Fires off a several shots from both of his revolvers.
Kyle: [OOC] Flurry of Shots, dual wielding version, targetting um.. Thug 3. He's still clean. 
Dane: [GM] Bailey unleashes a flurry of shots from his pair of revolvers. Most of the shots fail to connect, but two clip the thug.
[Thug 3] TAKES 4 DAMAGE FROM [Army SA and Army SA] USED BY [Bailey Hunt]
Joe: [OOC] The dice gods can humor you by letting you hit. They won't let you also have high damage rolls. 
Ian: [OOC] I guess you can't have your cake and deal extensive damage to it to.
Soo: [OOC] I think my soul took damage from that expression. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

15- In Which Attack Rolls are Made

Ian: [OOC] We can't stop here, this is bat country.
Soo: [OOC] Wrong movie honey.
Ian: [OOC] I hear banjos.
Soo: [OOC] Good job! *smooch*
Dane: [GM] Okay, let's get this bloodbath rolling. Initiative time.
Dane: [GM] Order is Ian, Soo, Thug 1, Thug 2, Kyle, Thug 3, Joe 
Joe: [OOC] Oh that is such BS. Are you reading my sheet right? I've got level 3 servo-actuators. I specifically stacked initiative to do things before Kyle could stop me.
Dane: [GM] Servo-Actuators don't provide their bonus if you're prone.
Joe: [OOC] I would like to state that, while he has no kill LIMIT, GR-210 has a kill MINIMUM. Just something for Ian to think about if you all start clearing them out before I get up.
Ian: [OOC] Why me?
Joe: [OOC] I need Kali for her money, and Kyle's character's failures are a spot of light in the dismal expanse of my life. You on the other hand, provide me without nothing of entertainment.
Dane: [GM] A sweep of the area reveals that there are three men looking at you menacingly. One (Thug 1) is holding a length of lead pipe and leans in a doorway just ahead of you. Another  (Thug 2) has parked a motorcar in the street ahead to block it and has climbed out with a small revolver. The voice from behind you is a third man (Thug 3) casually slinging a shotgun.
Ian: [Mari Shasho] "Um guys... plan?"
Soo: [Kali dVostog] "Can I help you with something?" she asks, looking around to the others.
Dane: [Thug 1] "Take care a' the lapdogs boys. But keep the little lady safe. I wan'ta take ma time with 'er."
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] "Everbod'eh form up tight. Don't give yer back to any of 'em."
Ian: [OOC] Okay! Action time.
Ian: [Mari Shasho] Mari, not wanting to show her powers just yet, brandishes a small revolver and aims it at the man in the doorway.
Dane: [Thug 2] "Hurry up an' slit their damn throats!"
Dane: [GM] Thug 1 lunges at Mari from the doorway, taking off at her in a full charge.
Ian: [Mari Shasho] twitches a little as she steadies her aim and fires off a round at the man.
Dane: [GM] The bullet hits the man in the shoulder, causing him to flinch and stumble.
[Thug 1] TAKES 14 DAMAGE FROM [Model 21 Light Revolver] USED BY [Mari Shasho]
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Yeehaw! Le's keep the hits comin'!
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali whips out her holdout pistol and tries to fire off a shot at the same man.
Kyle: [OOC] Not 'tries' Soo, 'did'. 
Soo: [OOC] But Kali IS trying.
Kyle: [OOC] The internet dice know when you aren't being confident. Act like it's going to happen, and it probably will.
Dane: [GM] The bullet from Kali's hastily produced gun whizzes off past the man, chipping the brick on a nearby building.
Kyle: [OOC] See?
Soo: [OOC] Oh yes, it was certainly my wording, and not the fact I have an insanely low Reflex score.
Ian: [OOC] Guys we need to keep hitting them. Joe will will get up this turn and act the next!
Soo: [OOC] Is that bad?
Kyle: [OOC] We believe in the old addage "A plan never survives the first encounter with Joe."
Soo: [OOC] Isn't that expression "A plan never survives the first encounter with the enemy?"
Joe: [OOC] Exactly.



I didn't really process it until now, but a person commented on a page and mentioned TVtropes. Apparently this has a page there. Those guys work fast I guess. Anyhow, I'd like to thank whoever put it up. It's very encouraging ^^.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

14- In Which Physics Happens

Dane: [GM] Can I assume you all just go to the inn? The plot needs to get moving. 
Ian: [OOC] I think it'd be best if we stopped standing near that guard anyhow. At least I wouldn't enjoy it in-character
Soo: [OOC] I'm fine.
Kyle: [OOC] I'm cool with that.
Joe: [OOC] Would it really be called an 'inn'? I mean, this is a steam-punk level campaign setting. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to go to bar? Or a pub?
Dane: [GM] Following the directions the guard gave you, you start to walk along the streets of Colton in search of the INN. The roads are narrow and winding aside from the main slope that follows the contour of the mountain. The cobblestones are uneven, but slightly flattened from constant use. A layer of dirty snow grouts the cobbles and cleaner snow rests in virtually ever corner that it can find. The overcast sky is grey and low and you can tell that even more wintery precipitation is on it's way.
Joe: [GR-210] The glistening metal adonis worries not about the weather that the Gods seem fit to wank incessantly over like a failed English major. Instead he beckons the skies to unleash their fury so that he might prove his superiority over his fleshy companions.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali walks purposefully at the front of the group, trying to maintain the idea that the others are her entourage. "If you guys keep looking like my lackeys, it'll keep people less suspicious about you."
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] "Miss, I don't think we're gonna NOT draw some attention, one way 'er the other." He points to his weapons, to Mari wearing socks and sandals in freezing weather and to GR-210 doing...
Kyle: [OOC] I'm not entirely sure what Joe is doing. Screaming at the sky to hit him with something?
Joe: [OOC] Remember that time I got really drunk and started yelling at God to 'make me his bitch or shut up'? It's like that.
Kyle: [OOC] Well at least the robot can't be naked like you were.
Joe: [OOC] Challenge accepted. Hold my beer. 
Ian: [Mari Shasho] Mari, having suddenly noticed some sort of cosmic need to do something, pulls out an umbrella and holds it over Kali's head like a dutiful attendant.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] "Thank you dear." She stifles a giggle, having never really had servants wait on her too much, even as a child. 
Dane: [GM] As you get closer to the inn, you can't help but notice that people are staring at you, and not just in the usual 'new face in town' way. Specifically, they seem to be glaring at Kali.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Bailey tips his hat down low over his eyes and sweeps the staring faces. "Miss, think us simple folks ain't the ones who are goin' to be drawin' eyes."
Joe: [OOC] Okay, someone has to say it: Kyle what the fuck is up with your character's accent? It just started existing.
Kyle: [OOC] We all kind of sound the same, so I figured a little accent appropriate to his backstory would be helpful.
Soo: [OOC] I like it.
Joe: [OOC] Where his is backstory set? Deliverance?
Ian: [OOC] We can't stop here, this is bat country.
Soo: [OOC] Wrong movie honey.
Ian: [OOC] I hear banjos.
Soo: [OOC] Good job! *smooch*
Dane: [GM] Suddenly a voice calls out from behind you, just as you notice the street is getting narrow.
Dane: [Stranger] 'EY YOU!. 
Joe: [GR-210] leaps backwards towards the voice using his mighty robotic legs, hoping to land on the voice without having to even look at it.
Joe: [OOC] Do I need to roll of initiative, or does my genius allow this to just be an attack roll?
Dane: [GM] How about an athletics roll for trying to jump nearly 50 feet backwards without any sort of ramp up?
Dane: [GM] I would like to announce that I'm going to enjoy this.
Dane: [GM] GR-210 jumps backwards through the air, soaring like a graceful eagle. Then physics remembers that it exists and exerts it's influence, causing GR-210 to slam backwards onto the ground with a colossal bang.
[Joe] takes 23 damage from [Stupid Idiotic Behavior]
Dane: [GM] You're also knocked prone. Enjoy that.
Joe: [OOC] Flat on my back and surrounded by men. Yep, it's like when I had to pay for college all over again.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Back from Hiatus!

Well, I'm not actually sure if it counts as a hiatus: In February I had a rather rough accident and all sorts of personal projects fell by the wayside. As of the 4th of this month, I'll be attempting to update on a near-daily basis in an effort to make up for lost time.