At the Edge of All Things
<thomamelas>: And was there XP?
<jake2099>: yep! two mundane xp
<thomamelas>: Woo! Sweet, sweet XP.
<jake2099>: firearms do add dice but
<jake2099>: what I’m doing
<jake2099>: as part of the house rule, which I BELIEVE might be part of GMC
<jake2099>: is that instead of dice they add straight successes
<jake2099>: damage, essentially
<jake2099>: just like armor subtracts a straight number of successes instead of subtracting from the dice you roll
<thomamelas>: So dex + firearm to hit, the number of successes of that + gun for damage?
<thomamelas>: Works for me. While you are house ruling can you eliminate the distinction between heavy and light pistols? Because it’s dumb.
<thomamelas>: So dumb.
<thomamelas>: Eliminating heavy pistols would be good.
<jake2099>: yeah! we can do that
<thomamelas>: Good then I won’t be tempted to game the system and grind my teeth at the same time.
<jake2099>: anything I can do to spare your teeth!
<desc_>: Tom how about I make up a crazy time+fate rote to drive like a maniac and you shoot at seers out the passenger side
<jake2099>: yes yessssssss
<thomamelas>: Always handy.
<desc_>: I am kind of fixated on the driving by fate strand idea. I will read more on making routes this weekend although ugh I have blown most of my XP load for now.
<desc_>: On an unrelated note, the ipad has opened some ios strategy gaming doors. Battle academy seems SRS BSNS. Also battle of the bulge for operational level WWII!
<thomamelas>: I’m going to be putting some points into BJ’s sanctum and brawling first.
<jake2099>: i jelly desc
<jake2099>: i jelly
<thomamelas>: Hey Jacob, just so you know what I’m planning, BJ is going to arrange a private meeting with Minevera and Janis at the same time.
<ell>: without Aurelia?
<ell>: how will you even get them to show up
<thomamelas>: Yes. Without any of his cabal mates in fact. He’s not ready to show his cabal mates his apartment.
<thomamelas>: Invitations. Delivered politely.
<thomamelas>: Helpping with the map should have bought him that much credit at least with Minevera. With Janis, BJ is betting on the mystery of it.
<thomamelas>: His plan is to lay all of the cards out onto the table. That he’s going to start small, give both of them control over what they share and oh yes, it gives both of them a way to have communications with the Arrow without it being as obvious if they were meeting with Traceur.
<jake2099>: That might entice them!
<thomamelas>: If not, then he builds it himself. Which will offer them a lot less control.
<thomamelas>: A carrot, an apple and a sugar cube. Or the stick.
<desc_>: Social engineering yo
<jake2099>: no it makes sense
<jake2099>: at the very least I think they’ll be interested
<jake2099>: in hearing what he has to say
<thomamelas>: Right. They may not go for it, but he is going to make it as attractive an offer as possible.
<ell>: Aurelia will not like this if/when she finds out
<jake2099>: a little soupcon of tension is good
<jake2099>: as long as nobody’s murdering each other
<ell>: going to the head of HER order and the girl SHE has something of a tiny budding crush on behind HER back? Oh no no no
<jake2099>: Janis, eh?
<ell>: Are you kidding?
<ell>: Aurelia wants her
<ell>: or wants to be her
<jake2099>: actually I dunno why I am surprised
<ell>: or be her friemd
<jake2099>: honestly yeah it is one of those things
<ell>: really it’s all rather confused and Aurelia doesn’t really know herself
<ell>: come on
<jake2099>: it’s fun seeing this side of aurelia come out
<jake2099>: like, just when you guys are settled into one mode of operating this will possibly change the dynamics a lot!
<ell>: Janis is the one person we’ve met who is around the same age
<jake2099>: if aurie becomes some kind of woman-eater
<jake2099>: that’s true yeah
<ell>: Nah, I don’t see it being like that
<ell>: That part will come out though
<ell>: and bodily
<ell>: because the possibilities are FUN when dealing with high powered goetic magic and fountains full of tass