Monday, December 2, 2013

41- What Downtime?

Dane: [GM] Should I just hustle the plot along till you guys get back to town?
Kyle: [OOC] Yeah, I guess. 
Joe: [OOC] I was really planning on RPing every turn from here to there. I wanted to see how many ways Dane could phrase 'there's snow' but I guess I'll just be agreeable.
Soo:  [OOC] Yeah I'm fine with that.
Ian: [OOC] To town! Or what's left of it!
Dane: [GM] Oh yeah, by the by, feel free to check on your UIs. I gave you some build points for hitting this point in this adventure. Soo, you get a couple more to make up for losing a limb.
Joe: [OOC] BS! I lost a whole body and I didn't get any balance points.
Dane: [GM] You A) lost your body by way of gross incompetence and B) are a robot and therefore it's not really too much for you to replace.
Soo: [OOC] You don't really need to give me points to balance it out Dane. I figure I'll just buy a robot arm or something later on.
Kyle: [OOC] This game doesn't have robot arms. That'd be silly.
Soo: [OOC] Wait, this game has fully functional robots but no robotic limbs?
Ian: [OOC] Well yeah. I mean if you want to be technical, giving a robot a crude (and in Joe's case, obscene) semblance of intelligence is a lot simpler than building a functional cybernetic-organic user interface.
Soo: [OOC] So a game with wizards and robots decides to draw the line THERE?
Joe: [OOC] Yep, it draws the line right at the bottom of your former left arm.
Soo: [OOC] Grr, fine. Gimme the damn points.
Kyle: [OOC] So, what's everyone spending their points on?
Ian: [OOC] I'm thinking I'm just going to sink it into some more magic. Maybe spread out Mari's credentials beyond her doctorate in burning shit to death.
Soo: [OOC] Maybe I should invest in a little magic. Might balance out my new-found inability to easily use ladders.
Ian: [OOC] Ooh that could be cool. We could say that Kali and Mari have been studying together in their downtime.
Soo: [OOC] What downtime? I'm fairly sure we've accounted for virtually every minute of everyone's day since this adventure started. I don't know, it just seems odd to learn a skill that I assume is something of a lifetime endeavor passively by knowing a wizard for a couple days.
Kyle: [OOC] Nah, downtime is just a giant convenience players use to justify all sorts of crap that happens off-screen. 
Dane: [GM] Yeah! Screw logical progression of time! In fact, let's just make the game into a bloody distortion of the fabric of space-time! Hooray, now all events occur at the same time. My job is so easy!
Ian: [OOC] Kyle, you know pointing out willful disregard for the plot makes Dane jittery.
Kyle: [OOC] Well anyhow, I'm going to specialize a bit and improve my gunfighting. We seem to end every conversation with gunfire anyhow.
Joe: [OOC] I've grown weary of having to come up with ways to describe skittering about on robot spider legs, so I'm going to invest in a follower to carry GR-210 around.
Soo: [OOC] Didn't I have a follower? Oh right, Archibald the butler. The one Joe murdered.
Joe: [OOC] No, I didn't. GR-210 murdered him for betraying us.
Ian: [OOC] Let's not indulge Joe on this.
Kyle: [OOC] Can a robot even have followers? Seems kind of odd.
Joe: [OOC] The rules don't say that I'm prohibited form having a follower and I technically meet the modest requirements. Can I Dane?
Dane: [GM] Yep, you can.
Joe: [OOC] Sweet. When we get back to town, we'll meet my new follower: a combination French maid and robot-polisher named Danielle.
Dane: [GM] WHY DO YOU PUNISH MY KINDNESS?
Soo: [OOC] I don't think it's so bad. I mean, it's just one more thing Joe's saying for us to ignore.
Kyle: [OOC] Followers are RPed by the GM, Soo.
Soo: [OOC] WHY DO YOU PUNISH HIS KINDNESS?
Joe: [OOC] Allow me to upload an illustration...
Ian: [OOC] NO!

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