Raw Log - Session 009

Session Start: Sun Jan 20 22:04:38 2013
Session Ident: #cfgames
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03[22:04] * Topic is ‘Critical Failures Games – Delphindaes considers old things new again, starts hooking up with elderly women, "if i ain’t seen them, they’re fresh to me"’
03[22:04] * Set by simonwolf on Sat Jul 17 19:24:49
Session Time: Mon Jan 21 00:00:01 2013
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[18:47] <ell> hullo
[18:47] <mranthropy> hi
01[18:47] <thomamelas> Hello
[18:47] <ell> supness?
01[18:48] <thomamelas> Eh
[18:50] <ell> jake just pinged us all
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[18:51] <mranthropy> so, it looks like sheetgen is down right now…
01[18:52] <thomamelas> Thankfully I still have mine up.
[18:52] <descithora> uh oh. trying to connect.
[18:52] <mranthropy> My offline sheet is close enough, i think…
01[18:53] <thomamelas> I’m pondering taking a dot of space and some skills.
[18:55] <mranthropy> space could be useful. what skills are you thinking of?
[18:56] <ell> I have no offline sheet
[18:56] <ell> all yall ridin my dick
01[18:56] <thomamelas> I need to beef up my physical side a bit. Atheltics, Brawling, Survival come to mind.
01[18:57] <thomamelas> Social might not hurt either.
[18:57] <ell> an I don’t even have a dick
[18:57] <ell> but you’re still managing to ride it
01[18:58] <thomamelas> I can feel Cass’s envy.
[18:58] <ell> :P
[18:59] <mranthropy> herm. well google cache is kind enough to have the sheets… sans dots.
[18:59] <ell> rolleyes
[19:00] <ell> yeah… I don’t have my character stats anywhere else : /
[19:00] <descithora> yeah .. I guess I should have saved a copy, huh? Will just keep trying to get the page.
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[19:00] <jake2> evening, all!
[19:00] <ell> the site is down so
[19:00] <mranthropy> hey
[19:01] <ell> aybe it’ll come back up?
[19:03] <ell> or
[19:03] <ell> maybe it stays down
[19:03] <ell> indefinitely
[19:03] <jake2> dalines is? uh-oh
[19:03] <ell> forever
[19:03] <descithora> n-no!
[19:04] <jake2> PROBLEMATIC
[19:05] <ell> yeah
01[19:05] <thomamelas> I have it up from before and I have a backup. But I took Bruce as my confirmation name.
[19:07] <jake2> my NPCs are there. If OP would only add dynamic CSS for white wolf games…
[19:08] <jake2> Ok, this is an unexpected hiccup and honestly is going to make the combat kind of hard to run
[19:09] <descithora> argh stupid site
[19:09] <jake2> I googled “dalines.net down” and got nothing so I assume it is pretty recent
[19:10] <ell> bleh
[19:10] <ell> we just have to have NO COMBAT
[19:10] <ell> or MAGIC
[19:10] <jake2> instead of trying to remember what we all have while I scribble up some new NPCs, would Thursday possibly work for this? I hate to resched but dang this is a wrench
[19:11] <mranthropy> should be fine for me.
[19:11] <jake2> and in the meantime I will export my NPCs to obsidian portal
01[19:11] <thomamelas> Works for me.
[19:11] <ell> thursday works for me too
[19:11] <jake2> sorry about that, bros :(
[19:11] <mranthropy> (btw: it looks like OP does offer nwod character sheets now, as long as the game is set to world of darkness as a rule set: http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/the-city-of-thorns/characters/test)
[19:11] <jake2> oh wow!
[19:11] <descithora> I can’t do weds but thursday is fine for me.
[19:12] <jake2> thursday it is, then! I’ll have everything switched over by then
[19:12] <jake2> also!
[19:12] <descithora> ?
[19:12] <jake2> does anyone want to read The One Ring? I finally found a pdf of it!
[19:12] <mranthropy> sure!
01[19:12] <thomamelas> Sure.
[19:12] <descithora> oh snap
[19:13] <descithora> I’d take a peek. Does it look good?
[19:13] <jake2> the player book: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53169097/The%20One%20Ring%20-%20Adventurer’s%20Book.pdf
[19:13] <ell> FEFETA NOOOOO
[19:13] <jake2> dude it is SO GOOD
[19:13] <jake2> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53169097/The%20One%20Ring%20-%20Loremaster’s%20Book.pdf
[19:13] <jake2> it occupies a happy space between story game hippie filth and grognardy neckbeardism
[19:13] <descithora> provocative
[19:14] <mranthropy> speaking of which—have you seen the new concept art for DDN? It’s the only thing i’ve even remotely liked about it…
[19:14] <jake2> and it is 100% about emulating the whole tolkien experience. instead of doing D&D in middle earth. it’s all about smoking pipe weed to solve problems, or seeing so much bling that you maybe go insane with greed,
[19:15] <jake2> I have not! is it in the new playtest packet?
[19:15] <ell> I have. It’s in the thrreadss jaaaek
[19:15] <mranthropy> nope—person on deviant art posted the work he/she has done for wotc: http://conceptopolis.deviantart.com/gallery/26646047#/d5rsrhe
[19:15] <mranthropy> like say goodbye to the land of infinite pouches!
[19:15] <jake2> oh holy shit! fur! without spikes!
[19:16] <jake2> this is seriously the best news about DDN I have yet heard
01[19:16] <thomamelas> Not possible. Everyone knows fur is required to have spikes.
[19:16] <jake2> hahahaha
[19:17] <mranthropy> yeah, have you ever seen a bear without spikes?
[19:17] <ell> we may just have to play the one ring
[19:17] <jake2> Like, for me, my favorite era of D&D art is 2nd edition. Everyone had actual medieval armor with fur underwear and maybe the really fancy dudes had helmets with wings on them and stuff, over beautifully permed 80s hair
[19:18] <descithora> travel games need to be the hot new genre
[19:18] <descithora> one ring for the west, ryuutama for the east
01[19:18] <thomamelas> I have a love of 2nd ed fluff and flavor.
[19:18] <descithora> I want to GM ryuutama with one foot in an REI catalog. “Talk to me about your adventure’s backpack.”
[19:18] <jake2> I haven’t looked at ryuutama but if it has travel rules I am interested
[19:19] <descithora> ryuutama is mostly about travel more than anything. there’s combat and stuff but it’s not about killing things. It’s about a group of people going places and exploring and meeting creatures and it’s all saturated with :3
[19:19] <descithora> it’s a very, very :3 game
[19:19] <jake2> lthey should put that on the cover
[19:20] <descithora> http://j-rpg.com/ryuutama/
[19:20] <jake2> exploration is pretty rad. when I read about people’s old D&D games, the hex crawl aspect engages me more than anything about the rules or actual gameplay
[19:20] <ell> Yesss desc I am so there
[19:21] <mranthropy> that looks really neat.
[19:21] <descithora> as I understand it you are more likely to lose HP from a hard day hiking over rough ground than from orcs or whatever
[19:21] <jake2> that is awesome
[19:22] <descithora> I’m just waiting for the official english translation. the guy who brought tenra zero to the gaijin west is doing it so it’s coming.
[19:22] <jake2> oh rad!
[19:22] <descithora> tl;dr it’s the kawaii version of what one ring sounds like
[19:22] <jake2> TBZ sounds interesting but maybe too crazy for a baka like me. this might be more up my alley
[19:23] <descithora> skimming one ring pdf
[19:23] <descithora> may have to buy
[19:23] <jake2> isn’t it gorgeous?
[19:23] <jake2> the boxed set is so great
[19:24] <mranthropy> it is super pretty. a lot of cubicle 7’s stuff (dr who, qin) is.
[19:24] <jake2> also, I got the Loremaster’s screen, which I’ll show you on Saturday, justin. It’s utterly gorgeous. This huge painting of Lake-town and the back is crammed with every single important table in the game
[19:24] <jake2> (there are a lot of tables)
[19:25] <jake2> it’s kind of fiddly in the way it has all these different little subsystems, but once you get those it works together really smoothly
[19:26] <ell> funtimes
[19:26] <ell> and yeah desc, i can’t wait for the ryuutama kickstarter
[19:26] <ell> and not just because it means I’ll have TBZ in my hands
[19:27] <jake2> I am totes looking forward to reading TBZ
01[19:28] <thomamelas> TBZ?
[19:28] <jake2> even if I don’t get grabbed to play it it almost certainly will be in that category of games I like to hear/read about
[19:28] <jake2> Tenra Banha Zero
[19:28] <jake2> er Bansha
[19:28] <jake2> it’s the big Japanese RPG and is finally being translated and brought over here
[19:28] <jake2> you can be like mech samurai and all sorts of insanity
01[19:29] <thomamelas> Ah, cool.
[19:29] <ell> we should totes do The Darkness War
[19:30] <jake2> I am down
[19:30] <jake2> it feels good to be moving forward in TSW again
[19:30] <jake2> Blue Mountain kind of sapped some of my initiative but I’m having fun again
[19:31] <ell> did you finish up?
[19:32] <jake2> I’ve done every quest from every quest giver and am at like 15/18 on Dawning of an Endless Night
[19:33] <jake2> http://jackson.craigslist.org/stp/3552002787.html
01[19:34] <thomamelas> I probably should go talk to Leigh. I’ll be back later.
[19:34] <mranthropy> “Nothing weird is going to happen.”
[19:35] <mranthropy> i somehow doubt that part.
[19:35] <ell> the entire thing is a weird thing that’s going to happen :P
[19:36] <jake2> pretty much
[19:36] <jake2> the prescription pad is the detail that really seals it
[19:36] <ell> you should totally finish dawning of an endless night. you’re almost throughand it’s all solo stuff
[19:36] <mranthropy> It won’t seem weird if you take enough vicodin.
[19:37] <jake2> I guess that is probably how the Enterprise cast got through their days
[19:37] <jake2> Ell: I totally will! I would have taken it down last night but I was passing out in my chair
[19:37] <ell> by roleplaying in garage bridges?
[19:38] <jake2> training for their future careers OH SNAP
[19:38] <jake2> yes I oh snapped myself
[19:38] <jake2> I regret nothing
[19:40] <jake2> ok, I’m heading off to secret world!
[19:40] <jake2> /mic drop
[19:40] <mranthropy> have fun
[19:40] <ell> uuuugh my upper lip is swollen up : /
[19:40] <jake2> thanks! i’ll catch ya thursday
[19:41] <jake2> ouch ell :/
[19:41] <ell> I’ll catch you in TSW in a bit
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[19:43] <descithora> what happened to your lip?
[19:44] <ell> dunno
[19:44] <ell> i think it might be my acne : /
[19:44] <descithora> syx
[19:45] <descithora> er
[19:45] <descithora> sux
[19:46] <ell> oh my god
[19:46] <ell> scheck is everywhere
[19:46] <descithora> ?
[19:47] <descithora> is he spreading?
[19:47] <descithora> is he contagious?
[19:52] <ell> Adventure Call!
[19:56] <ell> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qammSSEwhiE#!
[19:58] <ell> mmm scots
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[02:53] <ell> 5#1d20
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critical> Ell, 5#1d20: 13 [1d20=13], 3 [1d20=3], 4 [1d20=4], 5 [1d20=5], 14 [1d20=14]
[02:53] <ell> 5#1d20
[02:53] <critical> Ell, 5#1d20: 4 [1d20=4], 5 [1d20=5], 20 [1d20=20], 13 [1d20=13], 1 [1d20=1]
[02:53] <ell> 5#1d20
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critical> Ell, 5#1d20: 18 [1d20=18], 3 [1d20=3], 11 [1d20=11], 9 [1d20=9], 1 [1d20=1]
[02:54] <ell> 5#1d20
[02:54] <critical> Ell, 5#1d20: 18 [1d20=18], 14 [1d20=14], 9 [1d20=9], 15 [1d20=15], 20 [1d20=20]
[02:54] <ell> 5#1d20
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critical> Ell, 5#1d20: 1 [1d20=1], 19 [1d20=19], 11 [1d20=11], 15 [1d20=15], 12 [1d20=12]
[02:54] <ell> 5#1d20
[02:54] <critical> Ell, 5#1d20: 9 [1d20=9], 7 [1d20=7], 16 [1d20=16], 16 [1d20=16], 19 [1d20=19]
[02:55] <ell> 5#1d20
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critical> Ell, 5#1d20: 17 [1d20=17], 17 [1d20=17], 10 [1d20=10], 7 [1d20=7], 17 [1d20=17]
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01[18:58] <thomamelas> Hello
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[18:59] <jake2099> Hello!
01[19:00] <thomamelas> Hello
[19:01] <jake2099> Ell is on her way
01[19:02] <thomamelas> Okay
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[19:03] <desc> yo
01[19:03] <thomamelas> Ho Ho
[19:04] <jake2099> and a bottle of…well, I have guinness black lager here
[19:04] <jake2099> that’ll have to do
[19:04] <ell> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOEgFxZoon0
[19:04] <ell> tasty
01[19:04] <thomamelas> I have Hi-C orange drink. Noted favorites of pirates everywhere.
[19:04] <desc> dude if Pirates could have had vitamin-c fortified drinks in little air-sealed pouches?
[19:05] <ell> I I have: yuengling light, diet coke, angry orchard cider
[19:05] <ell> no scurvy!
[19:05] <jake2099> Capri Sun: Ghost Protocol
01[19:05] <thomamelas> They totally would have because they are delicious and beat the hell out of grog.
[19:06] <desc> so I went to the comic store and got Prophet, Infinite Vacation, Wonder Woman, and some x-men with nice art. Then I got 4 packs of magic cards. >:3
[19:07] <ell> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumbo
[19:07] <ell> desc
[19:07] <jake2099> I need to read Prophet so bad
[19:07] <ell> are you doing prerelease stuff?
[19:07] <jake2099> desc, did you read the Rob Liefeld script
[19:08] <desc> no, not yet. I am almost afraid.
[19:08] <desc> oh my god! I don’t know what this card is supposed to accomplish but I love it because it is just some kitty: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=262864&type=card
01[19:08] <thomamelas> It is glorious in it’s awfulness. I’m not sure if he things McFarlane is the cool rebel or fucking hates him.
[19:08] <desc> I want it in my deck so that my other cards can have a pet.
[19:09] <jake2099> i’ll give it a couple more minutes for justin to arrive since I have heard from him today
[19:10] <jake2099> Thom there are parts where I thought Liefeld had a crush on him
[19:10] <jake2099> “TODD MCFARLANE is enigmatic yet sexy”
01[19:11] <thomamelas> Yeah, that part was…huh. But then the plantation lines are so “WTF
[19:12] <ell> 1/2 for W is good desc
[19:12] <ell> like
[19:13] <ell> that is a solid creature to pack for a draft
[19:13] <jake2099> I think the plantation lines were actually spoken
[19:13] <jake2099> I remember reading almost identical sentiments in Wizard interviews and stuff back in the day
01[19:14] <thomamelas> Yes but seriously, who would actually put them on paper?
[19:14] <ell> I am so jealous of people getting to do the prerelease stuff : (
01[19:14] <thomamelas> http://youtu.be/hYlKQd4pk7k
[19:16] <ell> lookit dat stotting
01[19:16] <thomamelas> The look on the squirrel’s face
[19:16] <jake2099> ahhahah
[19:18] <jake2099> oh holy shit
[19:18] <jake2099> text from justin
[19:18] <jake2099> “in Lawrence. Dad had psychotic break. Dealing with cops etc.”
[19:18] <ell> oh shit
[19:18] <jake2099> yeah D:
[19:19] <ell> neotokyo soundtrack
[19:19] <ell> here
[19:19] <ell> have it in your back pocket
[19:19] <ell> in case you need it
[19:19] <ell> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5byxSgCDDo&list=PL74667B5371290506
[19:20] <jake2099> oooh rad
[19:20] <jake2099> Luke keeps recommending this too
[19:20] <ell> the soundtrack or the game?
[19:20] <jake2099> the soundtrack
[19:21] <jake2099> ok gimme like 5 minutes to figure out what to do with sinon and then we’ll get rolling
[19:21] <ell> ok
[19:22] <ell> I need to get a king’s frill
[19:25] <desc> Pre-release is friday, right? i was thinking about going.
[19:25] <desc> I like this Moonsilver spear. You get first strike and every time you attack, a 4/4 white angel appears. That is total paladin style.
[19:26] <ell> whoa what
[19:26] <ell> gatherer lank
[19:27] <jake2099> Ok, I’m back!
01[19:28] <thomamelas> WB
[19:29] <desc> http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=240065
[19:29] <desc> puttin’ dis in my white guy deck
[19:29] <desc> also Prophet is the best. I tihnk I forgot to reply to that.
01[19:29] <thomamelas> The colon bomb discussion appears to have ended. Thank Christ.
[19:30] <ell> 4 equip 4 is spansive
[19:30] <jake2099> So last time, on a hunt for an antique map of ley lines created during George Vancouver’s first expedition to British Columbia, you guys tracked down a lead on Eschaton Properties, the map’s buyer, to a warehouse complex in Burnaby.
[19:30] <ell> :bomb?
01[19:31] <thomamelas> Nope. Worst bowel movement ever bomb.
[19:31] <ell> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA
[19:31] <jake2099> After breaking in, you didn’t find the map, but you did find an air-conditioned unit housing several container crate loads of Hollow Ones, people who have had their souls removed by an excruciating process to make them perfect vessels for mind control or possession by the Ministry of Paternoster.
[19:32] <desc> I know it’s kind of too expensive but
[19:32] <desc> maybe like I white-green deck where I could pull out forests with draw-more-cards cards
[19:32] <jake2099> With two Paternoster agents on their way, you freed the Hollow Ones and Aurelia seized control of their faculties with a group Mind spell. Then the warehouse loading dock opened.
[19:32] <jake2099> That’s where we begin!
[19:33] <desc> We won’t stand for two lousy NPCs talking vague threats at us. Are we just launching the attack?
[19:33] <ell> I distinctly remember ordering a charge
[19:33] <jake2099> indeed!
[19:34] <jake2099> Alright, bros. Roll for initiative!
01[19:35] <thomamelas> 1d10+6
[19:35] <critical> thomamelas, 1d106: 12 [1d10=6]
[19:35] <desc> 1d10+5
[19:35] <critical> desc, 1d105: 9 [1d10=4]
[19:36] <ell> 1d10+4
[19:36] <critical> Ell, 1d104: 5 [1d10=1]
[19:36] <jake2099> 1d10+5
[19:36] <critical> jake2099, 1d105: 10 [1d10=5]
[19:36] <jake2099> 1d10+8
[19:36] <critical> jake2099, 1d108: 16 [1d10=8]
[19:36] <ell> : /
[19:37] <jake2099> 1d10+10
[19:37] <critical> jake2099, 1d1010: 18 [1d10=8]
[19:37] <jake2099> Sinon’s up first!
[19:39] <jake2099> He draws a second gun and fires at the younger Seer.
[19:40] <jake2099> and willpowering
[19:40] <jake2099> 5d10h8
[19:40] <critical> jake2099, 5d10h8: 3 [5d10h8=9,3,9,2,8]
[19:41] <jake2099> "Agh – " The younger one, although mostly concealed around the edge of the loading dock, falls to his knees.
[19:42] <jake2099> He produces a wand shaped like a caduceus and aims it at Sinon.
[19:42] <jake2099> 7d10h8
[19:42] <
critical> jake2099, 7d10h8: 3 [7d10h8=5,2,9,3,[10,9],2,4]
[19:43] <jake2099> Sinon’s features contort with agony as his pattern is scourged.
[19:43] <jake2099> Blackjack up next!
01[19:43] <thomamelas> Do I have a clear shot at the younger mage?
[19:43] <jake2099> these guys get 2 dice of concealment from their cover if you’re making ranged attacks
[19:43] <jake2099> yes
[19:43] <ell> so no
[19:43] <jake2099> well clear-ish
01[19:44] <thomamelas> Alright, willpower, shooting at the wounded one.
01[19:44] <thomamelas> 9d10h8
[19:44] <critical> thomamelas, 9d10h8: 0 [9d10h8=3,3,4,4,4,5,5,1,5]
[19:44] <jake2099> jesus christ
01[19:44] <thomamelas> (CRITICAL!)
[19:45] <jake2099> BJ’s shots curve away from the younger one at the last second, although he nonetheless ducks back in surprise.
[19:46] <jake2099> “Goddamned babysitting…” the older Seer grunts. He casts Space Armor on himself.
[19:46] <jake2099> 8d10h8
[19:46] <
critical> jake2099, 8d10h8: 6 [8d10h8=9,6,[10,2],[10,7],6,[10,2],[10,9],4]
[19:46] <jake2099> it’s super effective!
[19:46] <jake2099> Elithora!
[19:46] <desc> Elithora grips her gun and whispers a few familiar words to herself. Casting Perfect Timing:
[19:46] <desc> 5d10h8
[19:46] <critical> desc, 5d10h8: 2 [5d10h8=4,2,8,1,9]
[19:47] <desc> +2 dice on whatever my very next action is
[19:48] <jake2099> oh hell yes
[19:48] <jake2099> Aurelia! Ell, the zombies will now charge since it’s your turn as well
[19:48] <jake2099> but what are you yourself doing?
[19:49] <ell> they will dancefight
[19:49] <desc> (y e s)
[19:50] <ell> I’m going to pull out my bronze mirror and shine it on the older seer, causing painful visions!
[19:50] <ell> what is resolve?
[19:50] <jake2099> on the older one it is 4
[19:50] <ell> fuck
[19:51] <ell> willpowering gives me +what?
[19:51] <jake2099> 3
[19:51] <ell> 3d10h8
[19:51] <
critical> Ell, 3d10h8: 3 [3d10h8=4,[10,9],8]
[19:51] <ell> he takes 3 bashing
[19:52] <ell> I’m at 4 WP
[19:53] <jake2099> “Agh…fuck!” The older one backs up a bit, waving his gun around at phantoms. He’s now out of cover.
[19:53] <jake2099> (although he has 4 armor from space armor)
[19:53] <jake2099> he looks like this, btw: http://screencrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/jenkins.jpg
[19:54] <ell> (the armor does nothing, it’s a direct assault on his mind. If he had a mind shield…)
[19:54] <jake2099> (no I know. I’m noting it since Sinon and BJ are shooting guns)
[19:54] <ell> (guns aren’t resisted by resolve, though)
[19:55] <jake2099> (I know! I said that in connection with the fact that he’s now out of cover)
[19:56] <jake2099> (it was nothing to do with your attack)
[19:56] <ell> (right)
[19:56] <jake2099> Speaking of Sinon, he grits through the pain and pops off another round.
[19:56] <jake2099> And is willpowering this one.
[19:57] <ell> (and the bokors?)
[19:58] <jake2099> They are charging! Heedless of their own safety, they flood out of the warehouse and begin biting, hitting, and clawing the two Seers
[19:58] <jake2099> Actually since they’re in melee Sinon is going to heal himself, or try to
[19:58] <jake2099> spending a mana
[19:58] <jake2099> 6d10h8
[19:58] <critical> jake2099, 6d10h8: 4 [6d10h8=6,7,8,8,9,8]
[19:59] <jake2099> Sinon appears saturated in color briefly, like someone waved a Photoshop filter over him, and suddenly looks much less pale and more healthy.
[20:01] <jake2099> The younger Seer yells in dismay, surrounded by husks, he attempts an improvised area casting to stop the horde.
[20:01] <jake2099> 6d10h8
[20:01] <
critical> jake2099, 6d10h8: 2 [6d10h8=5,6,8,9,5,6]
[20:02] <ell> any chance I can try to counter?
[20:02] <jake2099> He’s using Life to try and weaken them, rather than doing anything to their minds
[20:02] <jake2099> (he has no mind)
[20:02] <ell> then no :P
[20:02] <jake2099> (so to speak)
[20:03] <jake2099> only 2 successes so he’s only able to affect a small group around him but their muscles kind of dwindle in strength. It’s now much more one of those “how many fifth-graders could you beat” situations. It was a vulgar casting, however…
[20:04] <jake2099> and there is a witness!
[20:04] <jake2099> The security guard has come around from the side.
[20:04] <jake2099> 5d10h8
[20:04] <critical> jake2099, 5d10h8: 4 [5d10h8=[10,9],9,8,3,1]
[20:05] <jake2099> The Seer lets the paradox go and takes a branding!
[20:06] <jake2099> His screams get louder as his skin turns green and thickens.
[20:07] <jake2099> BJ’s turn! The two Seers are now enveloped in husks. You can get line of sight to them if you go up to the loading dock door.
01[20:07] <thomamelas> Not my plan. The older one, I’m casting dispell magic at his armor. I have a dot in space, so I can end it. It’s also a rote for me.
01[20:08] <thomamelas> 9d10h8
[20:08] <
critical> thomamelas, 9d10h8: 1 [9d10h8=2,6,5,2,9,2,2,2,5]
01[20:08] <thomamelas> (shakes fist at critical)
[20:08] <jake2099> hahaha
[20:09] <jake2099> 1 sec
[20:10] <jake2099> ok yeah its Potency was 6 because he rolled amazing
[20:10] <jake2099> so no luck
01[20:10] <thomamelas> Yep.
[20:10] <jake2099> he is, however, not having very much fun right now
[20:12] <jake2099> “You…Pentacle…/fucks!/” he screams. He’s whirling around, trying not to let the zombies lay hands on him. He stares one in the eyes and attempts to reverse Ell’s spell!
[20:12] <jake2099> And Ell can try and counter
[20:12] <ell> ok
[20:13] <ell> what was the potency I cast at?
[20:13] <jake2099> I think it was 2
[20:13] <jake2099> but I don’t have the transcript here
[20:13] <jake2099> does someone?
[20:13] <desc> 20:14 Ell 4d10h8 20:14 Critical Ell, 4d10h8: 1 [4d10h8=7,3,6,8] 20:14 Ell blam, mind controlled
[20:13] <desc> 20:15 Ell doin a mass version of control base mind 20:16 Ell orderin all these suckas out of their cages and into formation
[20:13] <desc> that one?
[20:14] <jake2099> oh yep
[20:14] <jake2099> ok
[20:14] <ell> right
[20:14] <jake2099> 6d10h8
[20:14] <critical> jake2099, 6d10h8: 2 [6d10h8=6,1,8,[10,7],6,2]
[20:15] <jake2099> “OBEY ME!” The Hollow Ones sway on their feet, but then kind of just…fall over. With not much mind left, they have BSOD’ed, basically.
[20:16] <jake2099> “Shit.”
[20:16] <jake2099> Elithora’s turn!
[20:17] <desc> Elithora breathes, “Fuck me,” in dismay as the zombies fall over. (shooting is dex
firearms? don’t have my WoD rules on this hard drive.)
[20:17] <ell> uh
[20:17] <ell> do I not get to counter or whatever?
01[20:17] <thomamelas> Shooting is dex+firearms
[20:19] <ell> oh wait no it’s covert
[20:19] <ell> : /
[20:20] <jake2099> go for it desc
[20:20] <desc> 5d10h8 (if there’s no counter for ell I will shoot at the older man who stepped out of cover)
[20:20] <critical> desc, (if there’s no counter for ell I will shoot at the older man who stepped out of cover): 1 [5d10h8=6,3,3,[10,1],3]
[20:20] <desc> Elithora’s aim is poor but her timing is implausibly lucky for the last of three bullet squeezed off at the older gent.
[20:20] <jake2099> oh sorry desc he still has his space armor on so it’s -4 dice
[20:20] <jake2099> so a chance die
[20:20] <jake2099> or you chould shoot at the other one!
[20:21] <desc> The other one is under cover, is that -2?
[20:21] <ell> no, it’s just 1 die. Chance die is if iut’s <1><jake2099> oh right correct
[20:21] <jake2099> the other one is in cover yes but that is only -2
[20:21] <jake2099> his cover is “being gnawed on” so it’s not the best
[20:21] <desc> I guess those are better odds. Okay, do-over: Elithora leans up to shoot at the younger mage who was injured.
[20:21] <desc> 3d10h8
[20:21] <
critical> desc, 3d10h8: 2 [3d10h8=8,2,[10,1]]
[20:22] <desc> Her aim is poor but her timing is lucky.
[20:22] <desc> (perfect timing is now used up)
[20:23] <jake2099> “Ahhh FUCK!” The younger one is not doing so hot!
[20:23] <jake2099> And now Ell’s turn!
[20:27] <jake2099> hello?
[20:28] <ell> Aurelia does the same trick on the younger mage
[20:28] <ell> (resolve?)
[20:28] <ell> (sorry, Kitty is textin me >.>)
[20:28] <jake2099> (ohhh hahaha tell her hello from me :) )
[20:28] <jake2099> Resolve 2
[20:29] <ell> 5d10h8
[20:29] <critical> Ell, 5d10h8: 0 [5d10h8=4,6,1,7,6]
[20:29] <ell> god damn you critical
[20:29] <ell> 3WP
[20:32] <jake2099> Sinon moves from behidn the air-conditioning unit up to the door frame and peers out at the younger Seer. “Nap time,” he says.
[20:33] <jake2099> 3d10h8
[20:33] <
critical> jake2099, 3d10h8: 4 [3d10h8=1,[10,10,10,3],[10,1]]
[20:33] <jake2099> The younger Seer goes limp.
[20:33] <jake2099> And misses his turn!
[20:33] <jake2099> Blackjack’s up!
01[20:34] <thomamelas> Right. Fuck this heavy armor nonsense.
01[20:34] <thomamelas> Willpower and dispell magic.
01[20:34] <thomamelas> 12d10h8
[20:34] <critical> thomamelas, 12d10h8: 2 [12d10h8=5,2,6,3,1,7,8,7,3,9,1,4]
01[20:35] <thomamelas> (UGH!)
[20:35] <jake2099> jesus christ
[20:36] <desc> I’m not saying that Critical has been replaced the the forum Geth but
[20:37] <ell> jake rolled 6 sucs on 8 dice
[20:37] <jake2099> look guys Sinon rolls amazing when I’m doing it :3
[20:37] <jake2099> The older man looks dismayed. “Oh, fuck this.” Firing a wild shot at nobody, he seizes his limp partner and shouts “EVACUATE!”
[20:37] <jake2099> willpowering an improvised teleport spell
[20:38] <jake2099> 10d10h8
[20:38] <
critical> jake2099, 10d10h8: 2 [10d10h8=5,7,5,1,5,4,1,[10,7],7,9]
[20:38] <jake2099> and paradox!
[20:38] <jake2099> 6d10h8
[20:38] <critical> jake2099, 6d10h8: 2 [6d10h8=3,9,9,5,2,3]
[20:39] <jake2099> He sprouts a nosebleed as he and his partner suddenly seem to stretch out toward an infinite vanishing point, then vanish in a flash.
[20:40] <jake2099> Leaving behind them two dozen unconscious, mostly naked people on the ground.
[20:40] <ell> waitwaitwait
[20:40] <ell> MOSTLY naked?
[20:41] <jake2099> yeah they’re in like paper hospital gowns
[20:41] <jake2099> unless you removed those :P
[20:41] <ell> awww
[20:41] <ell> probably >.>
[20:41] <ell> <.><
[20:41] <jake2099> hahahaha
[20:42] <jake2099> “What the – !” You hear scrabbling footsteps and the security guard rounds the corner, gun drawn and held in hands that are visibly shaking. His pupils are dots. “WHAT’S GOING—-ON?!”
[20:42] <jake2099> combat over, btw. this dude isn’t shooting, yet.
[20:42] <jake2099> you all can do whatever you see fit
[20:42] <ell> mudra mudra mudra
[20:43] <ell> Aurelia waves calmly at the man
[20:44] <ell> 4d10h8 contested composure
gnosis
[20:44] <critical> Ell, contested composuregnosis: 1 [4d10h8=1,4,1,[10,7]]
[20:45] <jake2099> is this passively contested? his composure is 1 right now
[20:45] <ell> he gotta roll dawg
[20:45] <jake2099> 1d10h8
[20:45] <critical> jake2099, 1d10h8: 0 [1d10h8=2]
[20:45] <jake2099> watcha doing?
[20:49] <desc> I wonder if the security guard would believe “they were like this when we got here.”
01[20:50] <thomamelas> Takes out his wallet. “Barney Jones. RCMP, Counter Terror division.” Flashing it briefly. “You may have just been exposed to psychotropic drug. Can you tell us what you saw?”
[20:50] <ell> The man suddenly feels much calmer. (Emotional urging)
[20:52] <jake2099> He calms down and holsters his gun fumblingly. He looks over at Blackjack. “I, uh…I saw a bunch of people biting and clawing those guys from the head office, and then one of the guys from the office turned green or something…”
[20:52] <ell> “We suspect those men to have been agents of a foreign government.”
[20:53] <jake2099> “Oh no.” He says it flatly, like that’s not really that big a deal right now.
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[20:53] <jak3> ugh sorry
[20:53] <jak3> accidentally hit backspace! silly me
01[20:53] <thomamelas> Looks at Aurelia. “It sounds like he’s been exposed to a large dose.” Turning back to the security guard. “Do you have any gatorade? It’s important.”
[20:54] <desc> Elithora discretely sets the safety and stashes the gun she was using.
[20:54] <jak3> “I have…I have some PowerAde. Is that the right Ade?”
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[20:56] <desc> (dap)
[20:56] <mranthropy> hi
01[20:56] <thomamelas> (Hello)
[20:56] <jak3> Hey dude!
[20:56] <mranthropy> hey, how’s everyone’s evening going?
[20:57] <ell> Aurelia flashes her CBSA badge. “You need to drink sufficient fluids. I suggest finding a nice place to sit down as well. The effects should wear off within 24 hours. Please contact the CIHR if your symptoms persist.”
[20:58] <jak3> not bad! we had a shootout with the Seers but they Spaced away, although they triggered two paradoxes in the process. Now you guys are talking down the poor security guard.
[20:58] <jak3> Sinon rolled 8 successes on 4 dice
[20:58] <jak3> that was pretty badass
[20:58] <mranthropy> (naturally)
[20:59] <mranthropy> (i was planning on spending all of his willpower and then wrath-ing out…)
[21:00] <jak3> “I…oh man.” He frowns, wandering away, obliviously stepping over one of the prone bodies. “I’m still seeing all sorts of weird shit. I’d better….” he trails off, heading for the guard shack.
[21:01] <jak3> So you guys have 24 mostly naked people unconscious on the pavement and probably some Seers incoming shortly. What do you do?
[21:01] <mranthropy> (these are the husks?)
01[21:02] <thomamelas> Taking out his cellphone and calling Traceur. Rank hath it’s priviliages. And low rank hath the privilage of kicking things up the chain of command.
[21:03] <jak3> (yeah)
[21:04] <jak3> “BJ. What’s going on?”
01[21:04] <thomamelas> Giving him the summery. “Wait for backup or bug out?”
[21:04] <mranthropy> Sinon pulls out his phone and texts Jones. (Codded: “Seer husk factory found.”)
[21:05] <ell> “Any chance I can take any of them home?”
[21:06] <jak3> “Get out of there as soon as possible. They’ll be back in force within five minutes.”
[21:06] <desc> Elithora raises her eyebrows at Aurelia.
[21:06] <desc> “What do you even feed one …”
[21:06] <mranthropy> (How long would it take to shoot all of them?)
[21:06] <jak3> If Aurelia wants to throw one over her shoulder, she can.
[21:07] <jak3> Thom would know! 24 fatal shots on prone targets?
01[21:07] <thomamelas> “Understood.”
[21:08] <jak3> Sinon gets a coded acknowledgment. “Act according to own judgment.”
01[21:08] <thomamelas> (Um, I assume straight head shots and assume smaller mags, so a reload? Under a minute.)
01[21:09] <thomamelas> (30 seconds for Sion or BJ.)
[21:09] <ell> (like 5 minutes for Aurelia)
[21:10] <mranthropy> Sinon places his phone back in his pocket and pulls out his pistol…
[21:10] <ell> “I don’t know, but think of the research possibilities! Help me out Eli. I’m sure we can stuff one in the trunk.”
[21:11] <mranthropy> (he will proceed with executing any remaining ones)
[21:11] <jak3> Sinon begins shooting them!
[21:11] <ell> Aurelia quickly searches, looking for one she likes the look of.
[21:12] <ell> “Hang on one god damn second!”
[21:12] <desc> Elithora looks around uncertainly. “Are you, uh, sure about this …”
01[21:12] <thomamelas> Do any of the machines appear to have any easily broken yet critical parts?
[21:12] <desc> “What does one even look for in a specimen like this …”
[21:13] <ell> Are they all identical? or do they each have unique looks. “Look, it’s a mindless shell! It’s better than killing the poor things…”
[21:13] <jak3> They’re all unique. Not clones, but regular people, although with a bias toward youth and fitness.
[21:13] <ell> http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/227763_405876212833421_1408360403_n.jpg
[21:14] <desc> Elithora leans down and begins gently lifting their eyelids to peer at their eyes.
[21:14] <ell> "
[21:15] <ell> “Here, this one. Come on, the poor thing weighs a ton.”
[21:15] <jak3> (jesus cat yesssss)
[21:16] <desc> Eli helps lift it/him/her with a grunt. “Let’s just get it out of here before anyone arrives.”
[21:16] <jak3> Aurelia has lifted a Hollow One onto her shoulder. Is Sinon objecting or is he just going to deal with the other 23?
[21:17] <mranthropy> Sinon ‘finishses up’ with the other 23. He whips his keys out of his pocket and presses a button to open the trunk.
[21:18] <mranthropy> “We’re going to need someone to destroy any sympathy that thing has if you’re planning on studying it.”
[21:18] <ell> “I know. I can handle the basics.”
[21:19] <jak3> Is anyone doing anything else, or are you piling into the car?
01[21:19] <thomamelas> As soon as the rest of the group is out, I’m going to start having the machines arc lighting at each other.
[21:19] <mranthropy> Sinon nods, opens the door to the car and hops in.
[21:20] <jak3> Oooh, ok. Go for it, Thom!
[21:20] <desc> Helping load the husk into the trunk, getting into the car, wondering what on earth we’re getting ourselves into.
01[21:20] <thomamelas> 4d10h8
[21:20] <
critical> thomamelas, 4d10h8: 2 [4d10h8=7,9,3,[10,4]]
[21:20] <ell> Aurelia lugs the hollow one with Eli’s help out to the trunk. As soon as it’s settled in she casts Conceal Sympathy
[21:21] <ell> 6d10h8
[21:21] <critical> Ell, 6d10h8: 3 [6d10h8=8,4,9,3,7,[10,2]]
[21:21] <jak3> Nice!
[21:21] <ell> reducing the apparent sympathetic connections the husk has to the seers by 3 removes
[21:21] <ell> which might even make it appear nonexistant
[21:22] <mranthropy> (hopefully they can’t count!)
[21:22] <jak3> Thom, the machines spark in a dazzling display before grinding to a halt. A small fire has started, too.
[21:22] <ell> (note that the actual connection is still there… that’s going to take a better spatial manipulator… or some study time)
[21:23] <mranthropy> Sinon casts gain skill to boost his driving ability (with willpower).
[21:23] <mranthropy> 9d10h8
[21:23] <
critical> MrAnthropy, 9d10h8: 3 [9d10h8=[10,9],7,8,7,1,6,3,2,6]
01[21:23] <thomamelas> Now a small fire is not really acceptable. If there is anything that looks like it will burn well, gonna redirect the fire to that. 4d10h8
01[21:23] <thomamelas> 4d10h8
[21:23] <critical> thomamelas, 4d10h8: 2 [4d10h8=7,9,1,[10,2]]
[21:24] <ell> 2WP. feelin a little drained
[21:24] <jak3> The fire blazes to real life! Alarms start pinging all over the place.
[21:24] <mranthropy> “Time to go!” Sinon shouts out the window.
01[21:25] <thomamelas> Gets in the car now. “We have got to start keeping some explosives handy.”
[21:25] <mranthropy> Sinon nods. “Agreed.”
[21:25] <ell> Aurelia hops in the car.
[21:25] <jak3> Where to?
[21:26] <mranthropy> First things first—away from here and back toward Vancouver proper.
[21:27] <mranthropy> (any safe houses/hidewaways/whatever I am aware of?)
01[21:27] <thomamelas> Changing magazines and reloading the partially used one.
[21:28] <desc> Elithora watches the growing fire receding in the rear window.
[21:28] <jak3> Ok! The now-smoking warehouse complex recedes into the distance. You hear sirens behind you. Give me a roll of Wits + Guardian status.
[21:28] <mranthropy> 5d10h8
[21:28] <
critical> MrAnthropy, 5d10h8: 1 [5d10h8=1,4,3,6,9]
[21:28] <jak3> There is actually a converted garage just a mile away.
[21:29] <mranthropy> That’s where we are headed then!
[21:31] <jak3> Five minutes later, you pull into HOLM’S AUTO SERV CE, a dilapidated grey building with peeling paint but – carefully concealed near the ground – a sophisticated key pad system. Sinon enters the key and the garage door rumbles upward.
[21:32] <jak3> Inside, as you pull in, is a small common area with a refrigerator, pantry stocked with tinned soup and vegetables, and a telephone and ethernet connection.
[21:32] <jak3> All of this stuff is perfectly maintained and in tip top shape.
[21:33] <ell> “Well, that was kind of a cock up? At least we got out ok.”
[21:33] <mranthropy> “How did the three of you find out about this place again?”
[21:33] <desc> "Wasn’t expecting to get dropped on by interlopers so quickly. We do have, uh, one piece of evidence in the trunk.
[21:34] <mranthropy> (this place meaning the eschaton warehouses…)
01[21:34] <thomamelas> “A law office. It was on a list of holdings bought by the company that bought the map. I can give you a complete list.”
[21:34] <ell> “It’s owned by a group that also owns a map of Vancouver’s ancient leylines. Which means the Seers have that map, since they own Eschaton.”
[21:35] <mranthropy> To Blackjack: “Excellent. The Guardians will be positively envious of that list.” To Aurelia: “It makes sense as to why the estate was purchased, then.”
[21:36] <ell> “God, that’s kind of a lot to write off, but I’ll be fucked if I’m going to try and steal it back from the Seers. Can you imagine what must be in that tower?”
01[21:37] <thomamelas> Gets a paper and pen and starts writing. “I disagree. Imagine what they can do with that map.”
[21:37] <mranthropy> “How well did you cover your tracks at the firm? If you altered the security footage the source of our intel may yet be unknown to them.”
[21:38] <mranthropy> While waiting for the answer, Sinon pulls out his phone and texts a summary of the events to Jones.
01[21:38] <thomamelas> “I did not alter the footage, I just made us invisable to the cameras.”
[21:38] <jak3> (he did, too!)
[21:39] <mranthropy> Sinon gives Blackjack a nod and a look indicating professional respect.
[21:39] <jak3> (the Bro Gaze)
[21:39] <mranthropy> (exactly)
01[21:40] <thomamelas> Shrugs. Has a healthy paranoia. Handing over the sheet to Sion “I belive that makes us even.”
[21:40] <mranthropy> “Indeed.”
[21:43] <jak3> (As I mentioned last week, btw, the other properties on the list are several floors of the Living Shangri-La downtown and a scattering of small commercial properties in seedy neighborhoods. Sinon now has their names and addresses.)
01[21:43] <thomamelas> “I am just throwing this idea out there but the Seers are going to rather busy with that fire…”
[21:44] <jak3> Sinon gets a text from Jones, coded. “Quite a mess, but you made it in the enemy’s backyard. They can handle cleanup on this one. Keep us current on situation.”
[21:44] <ell> “Oh no. No way. They’re already going to be looking for us! You want us to walk straight into the lion’s den?”
01[21:45] <thomamelas> “Can you think of a better time then when the lion is busy?”
[21:45] <ell> (Last Crusade ref, not biblical :P)
[21:45] <jak3> http://youtu.be/9y9gqL957Bg
[21:45] <jak3> (that stupid song is addictive)
[21:46] <desc> “He has a point …”
[21:46] <mranthropy> (I still have 2 mana, why not?)
[21:47] <jak3> (hahaha)
01[21:49] <thomamelas> (BJ can give up some mana.)
[21:49] <ell> (I still have 2WP)
[21:50] <mranthropy> “We don’t want to compromise the list. As long as their distraction prevents our detection I am fine with the idea.”
[21:50] <mranthropy> (Time to indulge in a vice then, Ell!)
[21:51] <ell> (ack
[21:51] <mranthropy> (if that meant only 2 WP)
[21:51] <jak3> (That’s true! I forget to tell you guys about that. You can always RP one of your virtues and vices to get WP back if you need to.)
[21:51] <mranthropy> (oh wait, that might not be a good idea…)
[21:51] <ell> (XD)
[21:52] <jak3> (oh ahahahaha)
[21:53] <jak3> (yes in Aurelia’s case hrm)
[21:53] <mranthropy> (yep, took me a second to actually go read what her vice was)
[21:53] <desc> “Better to hit the lower-profile properties or the tower, though?”
[21:54] <jak3> Desc, I believe you have a Fate one-dot that can give you the preferable of two outcomes
[21:54] <jak3> like whether to go left or rigth
[21:54] <jak3> right
[21:55] <desc> Oh, that’s true. The coin flip one .. Hang on
[21:57] <desc> 4d10h8 and the question is simply which one feels luckier to me.
[21:57] <critical> desc, and the question is simply which one feels luckier to me.: 0 [4d10h8=2,3,6,1]
[21:57] <desc> geth ass nonsense!
[21:58] <jak3> critical has been…amazing tonight
[21:58] <mranthropy> 4d10h8 Sinon spends a point of mana to cast the same spell…
[21:58] <
critical> MrAnthropy, Sinon spends a point of mana to cast the same spell…: 3 [4d10h8=3,[10,4],[10,1],9]
[21:58] <jak3> nice!
[21:59] <mranthropy> (yay for having bought that one dot of fate!)
[21:59] <jak3> The tower feels AMAZINGLY unlucky. Like all the country songs in the world rolled up into one.
[21:59] <jak3> Going to the other properties, the TruLife locations, feels neutral to moderate.
[22:00] <jak3> (er, neutrally to moderately good0
[22:00] <ell> “You two got a handle on that map?”
[22:01] <desc> Elithora is clearly too distracted by the unfamiliar smell of gunpowder on her hands.
01[22:02] <thomamelas> Speaking absently. “Take a shower, use dish soap. Gets most of the smell and masks the rest.”
[22:03] <jak3> There is in fact a shower here if you guys want to clean up. This place is meant to be lived in for weeks at a time.
[22:04] <mranthropy> “Tru Life feels like the more promising of the two.”
[22:04] <ell> "Which one?
[22:05] <ell> “Hey, Sinon, Keys please.”
[22:06] <mranthropy> inon tosses Aurelia the keys.
[22:06] <desc> Elithora is absently plucking at invisible strings in front of her and shrugs helpelssly to Sinon. “You think so?”
[22:06] <jak3> There are six locations scattered throughout the Metro but most of them are the size of like, bodegas.
[22:07] <jak3> Little places where you probably go in for your free personality screening.
[22:07] <ell> Aurelia goes back to the car and opens the trunk. “Need to make you a mind… poor thing.”
01[22:07] <thomamelas> Is Aurelia out of earshot?
[22:07] <mranthropy> “I’m just about tapped out and Fate-reading is your bailiwick, but that’s the best read I can get.”
[22:08] <desc> “I’m getting tangled in the knots. It’s our best bet, then.”
[22:08] <jak3> It’s a big open area at the moment.
[22:08] <jak3> Garage plus common room. There’s an office and bathroom in the back.
[22:09] <ell> Aurelia struggles to pull the husk out of the trunk. “There a bedroom in here?”
[22:10] <jak3> The office has been refitted have a pair of small camp-style bunks.
[22:10] <jak3> Not comfortable but functional.
[22:11] <mranthropy> Sinon looks up. “What are you doing? I didn’t mind you checking on it, but until we’ve destroyed any connections the Seers might have with it…”
[22:11] <ell> Aurelia manages to get a fireman’s carry on the husk. Thankfully she didn’t pick out a linebacker.
[22:12] <ell> “I… yeah, you’re right. Can’t contaminate this place. Sorry.” She slowly and carefully gets it back in the trunk
[22:14] <desc> “We should investigate some of these properties. I still think the map is tucked in their damned skyscraper, but we really don’t want to blunder anywhere too blindly.”
[22:17] <jak3> And that’s where we’ll start next week! In the meantime, think about how guys want to tackle investigating a series of small, scattered locales.
[22:17] <jak3> (SPLIT THE PARTY kekekekekeke)
[22:18] <mranthropy> (what could go wrong?)
[22:18] <ell> I have the heebies about going after sers
[22:18] <ell> seers
[22:18] <jak3> Understandably!
01[22:19] <thomamelas> Annoying seers is kinda in BJ’s job discription.
[22:19] <mranthropy> Sinon *loathes
the Seers.
[22:19] <mranthropy> Annoying them is only a start.
[22:19] <ell> Aurelia fears them
[22:19] <jak3> you guys dealt them a bit of a blow today, though! Pinkerton is an Adept of Mind. If you guys hadn’t totally caught them with their pants down he would have had the zombies attack y’all
[22:20] <desc> we’re too pro, sorry
[22:20] <jak3> indeed
01[22:20] <thomamelas> IF CRITICAL HADN
[22:20] <jak3> hahahaha
[22:20] <jak3> incomplete sentence but I can already suss out the sentiment :D
01[22:20] <thomamelas> ‘t fucked me, then he would have been an adept of mind splattered against the wall.
[22:21] <ell> I need to get my mindbullets roted
[22:21] <jak3> I’ll be honest, I played fair with you guys with their arcana, health, and willpower, but I was totally rooting for them to get away because they are my Seer odd couple buddy cops
01[22:22] <thomamelas> Jacob, you’re gonna be sad when they get killed.
[22:22] <mranthropy> plus, they are basically buscemi and what-his-face jenkins
[22:22] <jak3> richard jenkins! yep
[22:22] <mranthropy> which will make defeating them all the more special
[22:23] <jak3> indeed
[22:23] <ell> Engaging in my vice is tricky. It’s still locked up
[22:24] <mranthropy> wrath is so much more simple…
[22:24] <jak3> hahaha yeah
01[22:24] <thomamelas> Pride is easy. WHEN CRITICAL LETS ME DO SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF!
[22:24] <jak3> by the way, I probably mentioned this, once the revised God-Machine morality scales come out we will probably be using those inasmuch as possible
[22:24] <jak3> hahahaha
[22:25] <desc> I picked Pride as well. I think I just need to get carried away with admiring myself for being smart and pretty.
[22:25] <jak3> and in the game oh ho ho
[22:25] <ell> and I’m in a poor position to engage in my virtue right now
[22:25] <mranthropy> hmmm. will we be rebuilding characters? some of the xp costs, merits and combat are changing quite a bit…
[22:25] <ell> God-Machine?
[22:25] <jak3> it’s like…stealth nwod 1.5
[22:26] <desc> !
[22:26] <jak3> wholesale revision of a lot of stuff
[22:26] <jak3> apparently for the better
[22:26] <ell> this is the first I’ve heard of it
[22:26] <jak3> and yes, I would be happy to let people rebuild their mans
[22:26] <jak3> it’s two linked metaplot events ell
[22:26] <ell> uuuuuuuuuuugh
[22:26] <jak3> Strix Chronicles for Requiem and The God-Machine Chronicles for everyone else
[22:26] <ell> shuts down
[22:26] <desc> I thought white wolf was scurred of metaplot these days
[22:27] <jak3> supposedly it isn’t THAT kind of metaplot
[22:27] <mranthropy> they are supposedly more, sandbox-y campaign books
[22:27] <ell> oh thank god
[22:27] <ell> you said the m-word and I was like noooooooo
[22:27] <jak3> right it’s not like…you guys won’t suddenly be reporting to the Seers or some shit
[22:27] <jak3> but so anyway
[22:27] <mranthropy> if those two do well, DaveB on rpg.net has already mentioned plans for mage revisions…
01[22:27] <thomamelas> When do they come out?
[22:27] <jak3> WITH these campaign books are packaged a ton of rules fixes for all the splats
[22:28] <ell> oh neat
[22:28] <jak3> I think soon! I don’t remember the dates but sometime in early 13
[22:28] <ell> who is writin?
[22:28] <jak3> DaveB is one of the writers
[22:28] <ell> +
[22:28] <jak3> I think he is responsible for God-Machine to the degree it touches upon Mage
[22:28] <ell> coolies
[22:29] <jak3> yeah
[22:29] <desc> first the rob liefeld script
[22:29] <desc> then ww returns to metaplot
[22:29] <desc> soon the 90s will blot out the sun itself
[22:29] <jak3> Oh shit yes, Justin! did you see the rob liefeld script?
[22:29] <ell> ?
[22:29] <jak3> hahahahahha
01[22:29] <thomamelas> Complete unrelated. But Jacob, The Tank Lords is $0.00 on the Kindle. It’s one of the better examples of gritty military fiction.
[22:30] <jak3> http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/23/rob-liefield-has-written-a-movie-about-his-career-and-the-rise-of-image-would-like-christian-bale-to-play-todd-mcfarlane/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
[22:30] <jak3> Oh sweet, I’m snagging it!
[22:30] <mranthropy> no… does he give shot directions on avoiding any views of feet?
[22:30] <desc> lol
[22:30] <desc> you are the second person today to make that joke
[22:31] <mranthropy> :( it is a little obvious.
[22:31] <jak3> The best part is the cameo by Eazy-E
[22:32] <desc> obvious .. but necessary
[22:32] <jak3> being from the streets myself, it really spoke to me
01[22:32] <thomamelas> I still am trying to wrap my mind around the plantation lines. The complete lack of self-awareness….
[22:32] <ell> plantation?
[22:33] <jak3> “The complete lack of self-awareness” are six words that fantastically sum up Image Comics in general
[22:33] <jak3> Todd McFarlane told Marvel that he was “quitting the plantation”
01[22:33] <thomamelas> Todd McFarlane compared getting a million dollar paycheck from Marvel to working on a plantation.
[22:34] <mranthropy> (scrolling) “this is straight up gangster”
[22:34] <ell> XD
[22:34] <desc> in hindsight none of those dudes were even that dude. liefeld is liefeld, mcfarlane’s art was clown, and jim lee is overrated.
[22:35] <desc> even if you took out nothing but original print quality ~ 1997 comics, Jae Lee was already better than the three of them and he was just doing second string x-titles
[22:35] <ell> so what is changing with the new books?
[22:35] <desc> bangs gavel
[22:35] <jak3> There’s a great part when they’re quitting and a Marvel editor notes “well, only one of those guys actually had any talent anyway.”
[22:35] <desc> no
[22:35] <desc> Lee was lines for the sake of lines. Everyone was on his dick because of the hot boys of the moment he was the only one who had a vague concept of what a volume was.
[22:36] <ell> no?
[22:36] <desc> larsen split the difference between lee having some sense of volume and mcfarlane doing style and I think he was better for it
[22:36] <mranthropy> gee, i wonder who rob thinks the talented on was?
[22:36] <ell> you guys are losing me : /
[22:37] <jak3> image comics, ell
[22:37] <ell> yeah
01[22:37] <thomamelas> Larsen was the better writer out of the group.
[22:37] <ell> but
[22:37] <ell> what is volume?
[22:37] <jak3> lee’s pencil work
[22:37] <jak3> it had depth
[22:37] <desc> Just in the sense of representing 3d shapes in 2d. No one else was even stabbing at it, is all I mean.
[22:37] <jak3> the appearance of volume
[22:37] <jak3> right
[22:37] <jak3> like
[22:37] <ell> so
[22:38] <desc> mcfarlane had no sense of it at all and cigarettes don’t fucking bend 70 degrees
[22:38] <ell> perspective?
01[22:38] <thomamelas> Yes.
[22:38] <desc> I’m not even hating on their sense of perspective, I’m taking one of these dudes drawing a ribcage that feels like it has depth
[22:38] <jak3> the way Liefeld drew skycrapers was just to draw a flat plane with grid lines on it. Like all the glass was perfectly flush with the window frames and everything else
01[22:39] <thomamelas> McFarlane worked out well for Spiderman because Spiderman has traditionally been put in positions that aren’t physically possible.
[22:39] <desc> Larsen’s last Spider-man work completely poops on McFarlane’s last spiderman work.
[22:39] <ell> is this what it feels like when i discuss warhams?
[22:39] <desc> McFarlane had angular pinkies and Larsen changed the proportions and angularity of the black and white parts of Spidey’s eyes. even as a graphic designer he was better.
[22:40] <jak3> Larsen has some basic grasp of storytelling
[22:40] <jak3> as well
[22:40] <desc> truth
[22:40] <desc> jae lee > contemporaries is all I’m sayin’
[22:40] <jak3> no I agree
[22:40] <jak3> but man
[22:40] <jak3> at the time I HATED jae lee
[22:40] <desc> jae lee best archangel of all time, period, full stop, end of story
[22:40] <jak3> it was all ugly inks and stuff
01[22:41] <thomamelas> Oh yes. It’s not the best writer but there have been some good Savage Dragon arcs.
[22:41] <jak3> I don’t think the repro of the era did jae lee any favors
[22:41] <jak3> when Marvel got better paper quality and CGI coloring it was like whoa
[22:41] <jak3> this guy is God
[22:41] <desc> no, it didn’t. jae lee is totally a guy you love in retrospect. his watchmen stuff right now cannot be impeached.
[22:42] <jak3> but I totally love jim lee. I liked his world of beautiful supermodels even if it was kind of generic. and of all the image dudes he seems like a really with it and good human being
[22:42] <jak3> nobody has ever had a bad word to say about him as a person or a businessman
[22:44] <desc> mulling over magic cards at troll and toad
[22:44] <desc> what am i dooooiiiiing
01[22:45] <thomamelas> I’m drooling over lever action guns and cowboy outfits.
[22:45] <jak3> hahahaha
[22:45] <mranthropy> hmmm.
[22:45] <jak3> y’all are reverting to type!
01[22:45] <thomamelas> Taking up the nerdest shooting sport?
[22:46] <jak3> ell is going to watch an obscure anime and justin will do some leet charop
[22:46] <jak3> I will eat nachos
[22:46] <mranthropy> sounds about right.
[22:46] <ell> yep
[22:46] <jak3> mmmmm nachos
[22:46] <mranthropy> food sounds sooo good right now.
[22:47] <jak3> did you get a chance to eat tonight, duder/
[22:47] <jak3> ?
[22:47] <ell> new season of minami-ke has me all :3
[22:47] <mranthropy> a couple of snacks over at my mom’s place and some chips when I got home, but nothing like an actual meal
[22:48] <jak3> aw man go grab something. also will you be okay for saturday or should we think about alternate plans?
[22:49] <ell> all slife
[22:49] <ell> character driven, no plot
[22:49] <jak3> oh that sounds cool, ell
[22:49] <desc> googling this minami-ke
[22:49] <mranthropy> as of now, i should be fine for saturday. i am crossing my fingers hoping my, “let’s go to the doctor to talk about your… uh… hip.” plan continues to work.
[22:50] <ell> you’ve never watched a proper slife, jake?
[22:50] <jak3> I don’t know what a slife is. is that slice of lfie?
[22:50] <jak3> er lfie?
[22:50] <jak3> er LIFE
[22:50] <ell> yes
[22:50] <jak3> jebus
[22:50] <jak3> justin, I have had variable success with that plan over the years >.< I hope it holds!
[22:51] <jak3> yeah no I have never seen a slife animu. that would be up my alley I think
[22:51] <jak3> in completely unrelated news I really like the song from the cyberpunk 2077 trailer
[22:51] <jak3> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzTLNXfTquA
[22:51] <ell> I linked that an age ago
[22:52] <ell> and yes
[22:52] <ell> Archive is p cool
[22:52] <desc> her t-shirt says “I am boss”
[22:52] <ell> anyhow the new season is being done by a diff anim studio and the character designs have become markedly cuter
[22:53] <ell> kyoani
[22:54] <jak3> kyoani?
[22:54] <jak3> ohhh I see
[22:55] <desc> does the little one use hairspray to get the central hair poof
[22:55] <ell> no
[22:55] <ell> it is just always like that
[22:55] <ell> always
[22:55] <ell> for no reason
[22:56] <desc> i bet this one is the bad cook. she won’t let her sister call for delivery.
[22:56] <ell> :P
[22:56] <ell> the middle sister is bad at everything
[22:57] <jak3> alright, bros! I am going to fix some actual dinner and watch a movie or sommat
[22:57] <jak3> have a good night, all :3
01[22:57] <thomamelas> Night.
[22:58] <mranthropy> g’night!
[22:58] <jak3> g’night!
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[22:58] <ell> night
[22:58] <desc> I cannot infer what is going on without subtitles. I give up on the sisters.
[23:01] <ell> aww
[23:01] <ell> poor subless desc <3><desc> yes
[23:01] <desc> for some reason I want to watch Aeon Flux now
[23:01] <ell> answer: nothing of any real importance
[23:02] <desc> but I need to understand their trivial chit chat
[23:02] <desc> something something characterization
[23:02] <desc> even though I think I already get who they are in broad strokes immediately
[23:03] <ell> yeah
[23:03] <ell> <3><thomamelas> You are preented with moving images lacking context. You should go watch Sans soleil.
[23:03] <mranthropy> alright all. I think i am going to head to bed—crazy people to deal with in the morning. have a good night!
02[23:03] * MrAnthropy (~MrAnthrop@cloak-97973A00.static.kc.surewest.net) Quit (Quit: MrAnthropy)
[23:05] <desc> googling sans soleil
01[23:06] <thomamelas> La jetée is better but the images there don’t move and there is some degree of context.
[23:07] <desc> woah, ells
[23:07] <desc> http://www.criterion.com/films/304-sans-soleil
[23:07] <desc> 45 seconds, 52 seconds
[23:08] <ell> ?
[23:08] <ell> I can’t watch
[23:11] <desc> I will get screencaps later. just shots of streets with old school anime murals on the wall.
[23:12] <ell> ok
[23:14] <ell> hey jeff
[23:14] <ell> desc <3><thomamelas> Alright, I need to run and get shampoo. I will see all of you later.
[23:17] <ell> night tom
[23:18] <desc> sorry, distracted by x-men1
[23:18] <desc> xoxo tom
[23:18] <desc> an actually decent-ish issue.
[23:19] <desc> I am reading the less p romsing book before 8→ Prophet 8-
[23:24] <desc> wonder woman strives for this neo-vertigo comics thing
[23:24] <desc> hmm
[23:26] <ell> hmm
[23:29] <desc> oh my god prophet is good
[23:29] <desc> nom nom
[23:33] <desc> okay that was best
[23:33] <desc> see ya hockeysticks <3

Raw Log - Session 009

At the Edge of All Things jacobkosh