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    237 KB Retro Sci-Fi Quest Episode 2! Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)18:48 No.8901221  
    On the last thrilling installment of RSFQ:

    The daring and handsome Captain Arthur Dent (this name can be changed) landed on the lush and exciting jungle planet of Galabarr V, supposedly on a mission of peace. Not long after landing, your intrepid crew was attacked by the fearsome Zeldessi, a race of large aliens whose sacred ground you violated.
    Thinking quickly, you sent Private Carter as yourbody double to negotiate. When things went belly-up, you staged a daring rescue. When we last left you, the Zeldessi chieftain laid unconscious at your feet. Carter has been found, but appears to be out cold. You have thirteen crewmen equipped with blaster rifles with you, and four grizzled marines. The bridge you took into the throne room has been destroyed for reasons unknown, and a large force of Zeldessi honor guard are now breathing down your neck.
    Also, your critical bridge crew, including the lovely Valerie Jennings, are being held captive aboard your ship, the USS Ironhearte.

    Where do you go from here, adventurer?
    >> monotreeme 03/31/10(Wed)18:50 No.8901249
    rolled 19 = 19

    >(this name can be changed)

    fuck that. keep the name
    >> monotreeme 03/31/10(Wed)18:52 No.8901283
    rolled 19 = 19

    possible directions?

    also spot check.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)18:53 No.8901294
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    I shall await a consensus. Also, roll a d20 for actions that have a possibility of failure.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)18:54 No.8901316
    Rouse the chief and demand we be given the right of challenge in single combat. The Zeldessi are, after all, primitive and no match for our fists.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)18:54 No.8901342
    rolled 18 = 18


    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)18:56 No.8901374

    You are within the inner sanctum of the Cheiftain. On the far wall of this cavernous, circular room, is a massive staircase with his throne at the top. You notice a faint glow emanating from the back of the leader's seat.
    To the west is another bridge leading out to another of the large spires that the Zeldessi seem to reside in.
    There is a large table in front of you, and you can see a grand staircase leading downwards, out of the building, on the wall behind you.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)18:57 No.8901404

    That had been the chief's plan, but thanks to your heroic wit, you distracted him and plugged a number of phazer rounds into his skull. No phazer could fell a beast of his size, but it did knock hm out, he won't be getting up for several hours.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)18:59 No.8901444
    rolled 18 = 18

    I see. Then I demand that I be anointed chief and be permitted safe passage back to my ship to be gone of this dirtball. I need a martini with the lovely Miss Jennings. Rolling to claim chiefdom.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)18:59 No.8901464
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    Awaiting consensus.

    Very nice roll, good man.
    >> monotreeme 03/31/10(Wed)19:00 No.8901474
    rolled 20 = 20

    that's what I've been rolling.

    send half of force to hold bridge,
    take half of remaining force to examine throne.

    leave remaining force to guard cheiftan
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:06 No.8901619
    Your men do as told. Eight men move to guard the bridge, five stand around near the chief, and your four veteran marines climb the stairs with you.

    You quickly find a secret panel behind the chief's golden throne, and behind it lies a bundle of crystals emanating yellow light!

    If we find an intercom system, you can try to intimidate the Zeldessi into following you.
    >> Maus 03/31/10(Wed)19:07 No.8901627
    He looks like he's got a metal thong for headgear.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)19:08 No.8901656
    Let's compromise, have the marines just bring the throne with us on the way back to the Ironhearte.
    >> RC !!pDgUs9vJiqh 03/31/10(Wed)19:08 No.8901658
    Are there any women on this jungle planet, and if so, are the said women sexy in any way, shape, or form?
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:08 No.8901664

    This is the future good man! Captain Dent is an enlightened man of the year 2018, where mankind has been plying the cosmos for over forty years! Anything goes!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:11 No.8901718
    The Zeldessi vagina has over three-hundred and forty thousand muscles and contains an inner beak capable of exerting four-hundred psi of pressure. They are also terrible to behold.

    The Ironhearte is to the south, across a chasm that used to be a bridge. It is also surrounded by warriors, but a little bravado -and ingenuity- can fix anything!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)19:13 No.8901757
    rolled 4 = 4

    Yo, that lonely player from yesterday, back again.


    He won't be needing those chrystals anymore. I grab them and put them in my pockets. Surely nothing can go wrong if I store these strange radioactive artifacts close to my testicles.
    >> monotreeme 03/31/10(Wed)19:14 No.8901781
    rolled 8 = 8

    do we have a science officer or engineer?

    have them examine crystals closely
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:14 No.8901783
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    Awaiting consensus, brave adventurers of /tg/!

    Welcome back, good sir!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:16 No.8901812
    You hand a crystal to Major Dobson, one of your most trusted crewmen.

    "Uh sir, I got no idea what the hell that is. I just shoot shit for a living." He says with a shrug.

    You, unfortunately, have no well-trained men with you, aside from the marines. Your important crew are all back on the Ironhearte. It's just you, the marines, and an army of 13 redshirts.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:19 No.8901860
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    Is it safe to assume that you will pocket the strange crystals?
    >> monotreeme 03/31/10(Wed)19:20 No.8901875
    rolled 9 = 9

    damn, pocket or bag the crystals.

    join group guarding the chief, then everyone joins the men by the bridge.

    aside from the bridge, what methods and former methods of ingress and egress exist?
    >> Lonely Samefag 03/31/10(Wed)19:20 No.8901881
    rolled 17 = 17

    Damn right we are. Captain Dent is a man of action, not common sense.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:22 No.8901901

    As previously mentioned, there is a large staircase on the southern wall of the chamber, a bridge to the west, and the shattered remnants of a bridge to the southeast.

    You, your four marines, and the five guards near the Chieftain's body take position.

    Suddenly, you hear a groaning in the corner. It's Carter! He, amazingly, isn't dead!
    >> monotreeme 03/31/10(Wed)19:25 No.8901946
    rolled 11 = 11

    I thought the stairs went to the throne?
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:26 No.8901952
    There is a staircase up to the throne, and a staircase across the room from that one, leading down and out of the building.
    >> DunDjinnMaster !rSOLEZH9Xs 03/31/10(Wed)19:27 No.8901968
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    Wuts goin on in dis thred?
    >> monotreeme 03/31/10(Wed)19:28 No.8901985
    rolled 5 = 5


    supply status?
    do we have the following;

    repelling gear
    what does our weapons shoot?
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:28 No.8901988

    Campy sci-fi action from the year 2018! The heroic, intrepid, and ruggedly handsome Captain Dent does battle with hideous aliens from beyond the stars!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)19:30 No.8902019
    rolled 20 = 20

    We gloriously charge out and fight the foul aliens.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)19:31 No.8902024
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:31 No.8902029

    You are equipped with "The Equalizer" a fancy and ridiculous-looking blast-cannon, and a standard-issue phazer for close-range stunning.

    Your marines all carry short-range blasters, and your thirteen men are all equipped with standard blast-rifles.
    These weapons all fire searing lazer bolts at high velocity, with the exception of The Equalizer, which fires a larger, more deadly plasma beam.

    I'm sure checking your utility belt might yield fruitful results!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:34 No.8902069
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    If this receives another vote then it shall be so
    >> monotreeme 03/31/10(Wed)19:35 No.8902087
    rolled 5 = 5

    was that an invitation to (roll) look down?

    am I batman, or the handyman...
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:38 No.8902128
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    Come to an agreement yet, Captain?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)19:38 No.8902135
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:43 No.8902209

    It will be done, Cap!

    Grabbing your weapons, your troops follow your glorious example as you all charge to the edge of the chasm where a bridge once was. You open fire on the ranks of honor guard standing across from you, and amazingly all of your shots strike home!

    Zeldessi warriors are sent plummeting to the hard ground below, a good six-hundred foot drop. Others are sent flailing as they fall over railings(?), screaming.

    You easily mop up the forty-strong contingent of warriors. Good show, Cap'n!

    Now what?
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:49 No.8902315
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    Your bridge crew is still being held captive across the way, however, and chances are there are more aliens on the way!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)19:51 No.8902342
    Check my utility belt.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:51 No.8902354
    Roll a d20, sir!
    >> monotreeme 03/31/10(Wed)19:53 No.8902371
    rolled 18 = 18

    I'll do it for him.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)19:53 No.8902376
    rolled 10 = 10

    Checking my belt.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)19:54 No.8902392
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    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:55 No.8902413
    Splendid roll!

    Thinking quickly, as any hero worth his salt is apt to do, you reach into a pouch on your belt and find just what you need, a Zip-Liner 2000! Now your men can cross this chasm with ease!

    But what of the chieftain and the unconscious Private Carter, your brave stand-in?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)19:56 No.8902432
    rolled 15 = 15

    Kill the fucking chieftain and carry Carter across on my shoulders.
    >> monotreeme 03/31/10(Wed)19:56 No.8902441
    rolled 11 = 11

    I thought carter just woke up?
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)19:58 No.8902461
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    Feel free to include heroic dialogue and snappy one-liners to accompany your rolls, I hear it causes you to roll better.

    Awaiting consensus, explorers!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:00 No.8902497

    Holy plot-holes, Captain!
    Okay, Carter is awake but in no condition to move much on his own. His glistening robotic hook-hand a reminder of the terror of your first landing on Galabarr V.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:03 No.8902555
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    Any secondings?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:04 No.8902573
    rolled 15 = 15

    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:06 No.8902591
    Looks like you just got
    >> Lonely Samefag 03/31/10(Wed)20:06 No.8902595
    rolled 19 = 19

    I say we chop off the chief's head with his own sword and then keep the sword. Saying "That's nothing to lose your head over" etc is optional.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:07 No.8902616
    rolled 10 = 10

    And THEN carry him over like a boss.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:09 No.8902644

    You walk stoically over to the Chieftain and with a single blast of The Equalizer liquify the beast's head. It's shaggy hair is scorched and covered in blood. A large hole is burnt to the lower level of the building.

    Grabbing Carter, you latch onto the handle of the Zip-Liner 2000 and swing majestically across. You dismount with a double-backflip and stick the landing.

    Your men follow suit (sans amazing feats of acrobatics), but one slips and tumbles to his death. You never got a chance to learn his name. You're across the chasm now, and can see the bridge to your ship to the southwest.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:10 No.8902671
    And of course, you remembered to grab the Chieftain's massive Electro-Scimitar first! The gilded weapon has a light blue edge that crackles with amazing power!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:11 No.8902698

    That's what I like with this quest. When we fail, we fail hard. When we succeed, we do it in the manliest way possible.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:11 No.8902704
    rolled 16 = 16

    Only pussies need plans.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:12 No.8902712
    I concur.
    >> Lonely Samefag 03/31/10(Wed)20:15 No.8902776

    That's the spirit, any attempts to follow our brain instead of our balls tend to fail miserably.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:16 No.8902802
    Just like our hero, Captain Kirk.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:17 No.8902826
    (Heroic speech not included?)

    You rally your remaining sixteen men and storm across the bridge in the direction of the Ironhearte. Two straggling Zeldessi attempt to block your way, but you reduce them to charred legs with a blast of The Equalizer. Your men cheer and shout your name as you vault the remains of the two warriors and some debris from your crash landing.

    You are stopped in your tracks as you see your bridge crew on their knees outside the ship, blast-pistols to their heads.

    "Well, huuuumohn," says the apparent leader of the ten remaining warriors, "what now? We will not hesitate to kill off your precious crew!"

    "Captain!" cries Jennings, "I believe in you! Do what you feel is right!"
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:19 No.8902859
    rolled 2 = 2

    We shoot them all in the head before they can pull the trigger.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:19 No.8902867
    rolled 15 = 15

    "I challenge you to one on one combat!"
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:20 No.8902879
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    Sirs, you need not roll until a consensus is reached!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:20 No.8902882
    rolled 16 = 16

    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:20 No.8902891
    rolled 16 = 16

    Well, let's do it.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:21 No.8902906
    Hell yeah.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:27 No.8903041
    Manly! I like it!

    You challenge the leader to one on one combat, he agrees.

    Removing the upper half of your silver jumpsuit to reveal bulging pecs and abs, you raise your fists and approach the shaggy, sizable beast, and give him a strong left-hook right in one of its four eyes.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:27 No.8903043
    Let's fight the faggot already.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:28 No.8903065
    Sorry for the sudden lag in posts, an old friend showed up at my house and we were chatting. He's going into the Marine Corps.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:28 No.8903067
    rolled 20 = 20

    HE'S HUGE!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:29 No.8903080
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:30 No.8903112
    I'm waiting to RIP AND TEAR, OP.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:31 No.8903144
    Without further ado!

    "Hey beast, I hear you have huge guts!" You shout as the alien clutches its face.

    With all of your manly brawn, you dash forth, grabbing onto its shoulders. You vault up and do a handstand on its shoulders, before bringing a mighty knee down into its mandibles! The alien screams in impotent rage:

    "Aaaargh! foul huuuumohn! I will crush y-"

    He is unable to complete the thought, as you bring a foot down into its mouth, and are rewarded by a satisfying crunch as brain matter and skull fragments shoot out the back of its head. A large dent is left in the floor.

    You proceed to glare menacingly at the other aliens, they appear to be wholly terrified of your martial prowess!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:33 No.8903179
    rolled 1 = 1

    Command them all to make me their leader.
    >> Lonely Samefag 03/31/10(Wed)20:33 No.8903182

    Tell him to take notes. If he learns from Captain Dent, he will make general or something in no time.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:34 No.8903194
    rolled 3 = 3

    Tell them to GTFO.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:34 No.8903208
    rolled 17 = 17

    Tell our men to open fire while they're shocked.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:34 No.8903211
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    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:36 No.8903240
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    I require some semblance of a group agreement before the adventure can continue!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:36 No.8903250
    rolled 10 = 10

    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:38 No.8903274
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:40 No.8903320
    27 / 2 = 13.5, I'll round up to 14. A mild success!

    You order your men to take advantage of this brief window of opportunity, and they do as told! Four of the ten Zeldessi go down screaming, but the other six take cover. Luckily, Jennings and the rest of the crew are now unguarded. Unfortunately, they are also in the crossfire!

    Your men are all taking cover behind large bits of metal from your earlier crash. You stand, half-undressed, in the center of the fray. Lazer bolts whiz all around you.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:46 No.8903418
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    Bump for ADVENTURE!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:49 No.8903481
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    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:53 No.8903538
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    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)20:57 No.8903600
    I was away an now I came back. Can you quickly refresh me how we got into this scrape? And undressed.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)20:58 No.8903613

    You were headed back to the Ironhearte to find your crew being held hostage at gunpoint. Being the studly hero you are, you challenged the Zeldessi sergeant to one-on-one combat. You removed the upper half of your suit and proceeded to beat the ever-loving snot out of the alien. Now your men have opened fire on the aliens.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:01 No.8903648
    rolled 18 = 18

    Take Jennings, who has obviously swooned, to safety in my arms. It's what Kirk would have done.
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    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:02 No.8903663
    If this receives a seconding, manly seduction shall be the order of the day, hero!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:03 No.8903669
    rolled 6 = 6

    Send the rest of my men on ahead to retake the Ironhearte. I and three of my surviving redshirts (if I have any) will hold the line. Get the ship in the air and get us out of hear! If I remember right we have a couple crappy guns, but I'm sure they're bigger than our phasers, yes?

    Rolling for victorious battling.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:03 No.8903680
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:06 No.8903709

    Not even bothering to put your shirt back on, you charge over to Jennings and take her in your (bulging) arms. She rests her head against your copious chest-hair, and eyes you with reverence (and maybe a little lust).

    "Everyone! Follow me!" You shout, scooping Jennings up in your arms. You and the other six members of your bridge crew jog back to cover, and on the way you stop to roundhouse kick a Zeldessi standing in your way. The beast is knocked to the side, falls over a railing and out the broken window, and drops like lead to the ground below.

    The battle rages on, but one of your marines manages to blast another alien, bisecting it.

    Only four aliens remain!
    >> Lonely Samefag 03/31/10(Wed)21:06 No.8903719

    Fourthed. We must show that we're not just a fighter, but a lover too. And a damned handsome one.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:07 No.8903742
    rolled 11 = 11

    Due to SF conventions, they are standing near something explosive. Shoot that.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:08 No.8903749
    rolled 5 = 5

    I like it.
    Do this.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:09 No.8903759
    rolled 19 = 19

    Fuck this.
    Shoot them all in one go.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:09 No.8903766
    rolled 6 = 6

    The gods have spoken.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:10 No.8903776
    rolled 12 = 12

    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:10 No.8903787
    Ooh, a bit low on the perception roll

    Unfortunately, you find nothing explosive to shoot, save for your ship's engines. Lazers continue to fill the air, but neither side has taken further casualties.

    Suddenly, you feel a hand on your back.

    "Cap! You came for me!" It's Carter. He has been roused and is ready for action. He holds an electro-scimitar in his left hand. The one he used to do battle with the Chieftain as you stormed through the city.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:11 No.8903797
    rolled 3 = 3

    Send him to charge them.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:12 No.8903822
    rolled 7, 10 = 17

    Fuck that.
    Tell him to help us find something explosive.
    Rolling for both of us.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:13 No.8903824
    Oh my!

    "Good to see you, Carter," you say with authority, "but I have some business to take care of!"

    Equalizer in hand, you step out from cover and place on foot on a piece of debris to brace yourself. Luckily, the Zeldessi are standing so closely together that one mighty shot melts all four!

    Some of your chesthairs tingle and singe, but it just adds to the effect. The way is now clear!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:13 No.8903827
    rolled 10 = 10

    Do this. But accompany him.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:13 No.8903836
    rolled 13 = 13

    Time to crown ourselves king.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:14 No.8903839
    rolled 5 = 5

    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:14 No.8903846
    rolled 4 = 4

    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:15 No.8903864
    rolled 14 = 14

    Roll for anal circumference.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:15 No.8903870

    Sinclair, your tech expert, manages to splice your radio communicator with the intercom that spans the city.

    You will be moderately successful at taking over, but what do you say, exactly?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:16 No.8903884
    So can we leave and GO ON TO ADVENTURE!?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:17 No.8903911
    I, Captain Dent, have killed your leader!
    By right of combat and my awesome pecs, I will now take his place!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:17 No.8903919

    In theory, you can. Sinclair says that he will need ten minutes to get the Ironhearte back up and running. The crash took a lot out of her.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:19 No.8903946
    Direct AND manly.
    Hell yeah.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:20 No.8903954

    Your rousing speech and undeniable logic thunder throughout the city. It's almost bizarre hearing your echo throughout the alien metropolis. Down below, you hear cries of dissent mixed with agreement.

    "He killed Grabosh! He must be a great warrior!"
    "Better Dent than dead!"
    "He does have nice pecs..."
    "This is a load of Snorfox dung!"
    "Just do what he says!"

    You hear the overwhelming majority cry out your name in support. DENT! Is on the lips of 80% of the Zeldessi population in the city.

    Good job, Cap. You got yourself a city of aliens.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:21 No.8903982
    Give Jennings some hot dickings.
    I don't need to roll, I saved her ass.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:22 No.8903992
    Is this what Dent will do next, /tg/?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:23 No.8904007

    I second this!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:23 No.8904009
    Sure, why not?
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:26 No.8904041

    "Sinclair, get this ship ready to go," you bark your orders to the techie, "But uh... take your time. The lovely miss Jennings and I have to report to my quarters for... de-briefing."

    "Oh Dent, you man!" Jennings swoons as she falls into your arms, embracing you.

    The two of you retire to the Captain's Cabin and make sweet, sweet lovin' for about an hour and a half. The Ironhearte is now prepared for takeoff from Galabarr V.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:27 No.8904068
    rolled 20 = 20

    As I leave, tell them to worship me.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:28 No.8904082
    rolled 18 = 18

    I mean the aliens, that is.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:29 No.8904089
    rolled 19 = 19

    Can't argue with a roll like that.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:29 No.8904092
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    Shall it be so?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:29 No.8904102
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:30 No.8904117
    OP, this is the will of the dice gods.
    Do it.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:32 No.8904150
    Critical Success!

    As you take off from this backwater, you give a final message to the Zeldessi:
    "May you always remember this day as the day you had the honor of being in the presence of Captain Dent! Worship me as a god, you scurrilous beasts!"

    The aliens cheer, happy to be rid of your manliness. They erect statues with wildly exaggerated genitalia, and this day goes down in their history as Dent Day, a planet-wide holiday. You are revered as a god, and become the Christ of the Zeldessi. Wars will be waged in your name for generations to come! Good show!

    You are now in orbit around Galabarr V. Where to, brave hero?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:33 No.8904166
    Where ever there is HIGH ADVENTURE and GREEN WOMEN to HAVE SEX WITH!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:33 No.8904172

    As an added bonus, your original mission (making good relations with the natives) has been achieved and then some! The Zeldessi have agreed without conditions to become a protectorate of the Coalition of United Humans, and all of the colonies of Earth!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:35 No.8904196
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:36 No.8904202

    Jennings is still recovering in your quarters after the royal screw you gave her, and so a new ensign, Powell (a token black, no less) brings up a radar display.

    There are two planets close enough to fly to (you are low on fuel, and the Ironhearte is damaged), and a CUH resupply station a little farther off. You aren't sure you can make it to the resupply with how much fuel you have, but it's a sure-fire way to collect on your success and restock.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:37 No.8904215
    rolled 4 = 4

    Let's refuel.
    We are pretty much awesome, so let's.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:38 No.8904220
    Any seconds?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:38 No.8904221
    rolled 12 = 12

    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:41 No.8904261
    Unfortunately low rolls, but fear not!

    "Full speed ahead to the CUH refueling depot, Powell!" You beam with triumph in your eyes.

    However, your tanks run dry a good margin away from the station. You are now drifting, and the station is on your radar. You are within distress call distance. Shall you call?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)21:41 No.8904268
    rolled 5 = 5

    Of course.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:46 No.8904327

    You send out your distress call, and after about two hours of waiting, a CUH frigate comes by to tow you back to the station.

    Aboard the CUH Unshakable, you are given a hero's welcome. Commander Deckard comes out of his office to greet you personally:

    "I dunno how ya did it, Dent, but DAMNIT you got results! Feel free to poke about the station. It'll take a day to fix up and refuel." He smiles before walking off.

    You can now engage in whatever free activities you want, including bartering in the shops, getting equipment, and getting those weird yellow crystals checked out.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:48 No.8904357

    Also, for those who missed the first RSFQ episode, your ship only has some meager lazers. Had the "mysterious ship" you encountered in the beginning been a ship of war, your goose would've been cooked.

    Shall the Ironhearte become a warship? Or stay nimble?
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:51 No.8904401
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    Quick bathroom break, /tg/. Have some John Carter of Mars in the mean time.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:54 No.8904425
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    Back with a bump!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)21:58 No.8904470
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    Oh my gods, I see my older thread has been archived on suptg!

    Thank you very much to whoever was responsible.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:00 No.8904501
    No, we area peaceful ship, the point defense systems will be enough. But we do need to expand our martini bar. And, last, I want a hot-rod space fighter to take the fight to the enemies of the Ironhearte.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:03 No.8904534

    You head to the armory and ask the customs officer for a "hotrod fighter" and a "bitchin' mini bar" for the Ironhearte.

    The obese man scratches the stubble on his neck and says that the fighter will run you up 1000 CUH-standard credits, the minibar is "on the house"

    Will you roll for mercantilism?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:05 No.8904548
    rolled 14 = 14

    Rolling to shake all the change out of the Ironhearte's couch.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:05 No.8904555
    Awaiting consensus.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:09 No.8904597
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    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:09 No.8904601

    Nimble is for wussies. Lets get a BIG fuckin gun.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:10 No.8904615
    First to get seconded (paradoxical!) is the decision.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:13 No.8904662
    rolled 13 = 13

    Rolling for credits

    I say we get more armaments for the ship, but if nobody else agrees, whatevs.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:13 No.8904672
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    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:17 No.8904722
    rolled 11 = 11

    We could get torpedoes, I don't think the Ironhearte needs main guns to take on dreadnoughts. That's just silly and will get us killed. But we should also get a spoiler on the back of the ship. Rolling for space bucks.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:17 No.8904727
    Credits and Guns it is!

    You search the ship up and down, even threatening a few crew members for some cash. Jennings chips in handsomely, as does the rest of the bridge crew. Altogether you manage to scrounge up enough for new armaments and your sweet fighter.

    You can choose two of these for the ship:
    1. Forward-mounted Tesla-Torpedo bay
    2. Broadside Plasma cannons
    3. Heavy Repeaters on the front
    4. Enhanced shielding
    5. Sonic disruptor (jams logistics and drops shields)
    6. Prototype "Grand Cannon"

    Your fighter is red and damn spiffy, with chrome trim and twin-linked lazers. Do you want flame decals for free?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:20 No.8904790
    rolled 18 = 18


    Grand Cannon and Tesla Torpedoes. Because fuck defensive tactics.

    As for the fighter, no flame decals, lets put schwinn-style lines and white walls on it.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:21 No.8904797
    Tesla Torpedo's & Disruptors. And of course I want the flame decals! Also, is the fighter big enough to take out the lovely Miss Jennings for a swing through ice rings of Palax?
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:22 No.8904820

    Two votes torpedoes, one vote disruptor, one vote grand cannon, one vote decals.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:22 No.8904826
    Can we split the difference, Schwinn-lines and Disruptors?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:22 No.8904829
    Seconding spaceship spoiler. We need RAMMING SPEED!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:23 No.8904850

    You get a large, gaudy chrome spoiler to go over the Ironhearte's engines. It looks rather glorious and sexy.

    Still up in the air on what to do for gear?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:24 No.8904861
    what is the grand cannon, anyway? MAC-style railgun? Energy? Plasma? Directed light/laser?
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:26 No.8904895

    According to the guy from the armory, it's a massive cannon that will be loaded into the hull of the Ironhearte. It fires armor piercing, high-impact magnetic slugs, and "something else." The customs officer refuses to speak further on the matter.

    The grand cannon is slow to fire, but one hit from this bitch will wreck anything less than a Class 5 Ship.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:30 No.8904973
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    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:31 No.8904993
    You've swayed me. Lets get that puppy on our ship!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:35 No.8905054

    Two votes Cannon, two votes torpedoes, one vote disruptor, two votes white-wall and schwinn-lines.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:35 No.8905068
    I'm happy as long as we've got a hotrod fighter for our personal use. Can we take it through its paces, and skim over its specs?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:36 No.8905074
    As for the other weapons, i vote the tesla torps or the repeaters. We have no reason as of yet to expect to be in multi-ship battles where broadside-firing is necessary. Let's pack all our firepower on the front so we can focus fire on one target.

    Also, I prefer torpedoes to repeaters. I like the idea of self-propelled weapons. Also, we can probably jury-rig them with different payloads, and use the tubes to launch different things in the future if need be. Repeaters are just boring-ass machine guns.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:36 No.8905080
    Shall it be so? Torpedoes and Cannon coupled with sweet schwinn-lines for the fighter?

    Also, care to rename the Ironhearte or do any other cosmetic changes?
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:38 No.8905119

    The fighter is zippy as all get-out and has twin-linked lazers which can be swapped out for a single, more powerful beam.

    You can feel free to ride it around outside the CUH Unshakable.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:38 No.8905127
    Keep the name, we're not going to rename the poor thing. But Captain Dent's quarters need shag carpets. Orange shag carpets.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:39 No.8905148

    Let's rename it the Ticonderoga
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:40 No.8905157

    Oh how debonair.
    Shag rug is free, if it receives support.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:42 No.8905189

    This works too. Let's just get out into space! Virgin worlds await! Hopefully in the most literal sense of the term, being worlds full of virgins!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:42 No.8905199
    If I do not receive any response otherwise, Cannons, Torpedoes, and sweet-ass Schwinn-Lines for your (three-seater) fighter jet are in order!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:43 No.8905222
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:47 No.8905280
    Cannon and Torps it is!

    But you still have a day of recuperation ahead of you, hot shot. Local scuttlebutt is that some rogues hang around the mid-deck bars. Maybe some recruits for whatever daring adventures lay ahead?

    You can also retire to your pre-paid suite, or get dem crystals checked out.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:51 No.8905349
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    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:53 No.8905391
    Warning, adventurers! RSFQ Ep. 2 will be ending soon!

    Until then, bump.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:56 No.8905441
    Also, I see that this thread has been archived. A great many thanks to the person responsible, and sincere thanks to all who have been participating!

    You make an upstart Questfag proud!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:58 No.8905473
    Well then, in that case I'll take a little stroll down to Three Bajorians and a Ferengi, or one of the other mid-deck bars of ill repute. Mayhaps I'll find a stout-hearted ruffian who only needs a good role model to follow! Regardless, I could always polish up my skill at fisticuffs.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)22:58 No.8905480
    Sorry, thought we'd already retired for the night Let's just spend some time in the bar, let the crew have some time off.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)22:58 No.8905489

    The brave Captain Dent venturing into a hive of villainy and ne'er-do-wells? Maybe!
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)23:01 No.8905520

    You stroll down to one of the bars in the mid-decks, making sure to bring Major Dobson (your marine veteran) and Corporal Carter. You bring concealed phazers with you, in case things go awry.

    Here's a good one: "The Fornicating Fizznard."

    You see a number of seedy-looking gentlemen filling the bar. The cloying stench of tobacco, urine, and Crawtian Space-ale fill the air.

    What do?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:02 No.8905541
    rolled 9 = 9

    Rolling social subterfuge. I order a drink in the back table of the smokiest rooms, and cast an observant eye over my fellow patrons....probing beneath the grizzled exteriors for a brave and meritous soul.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:05 No.8905583
    Well, thats no good. Can I take 10? In the meantime, order another round of drinks.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)23:07 No.8905622

    You see a number of men eying you warily. Three in particular catch your eye:

    1. A man wearing a duster and wide-brimmed hat, boots up on the table in the corner. He has an eye patch and a scar beneath it.

    2. A monstrous gentleman with dark skin sitting at the bar with two pints of bright-green liquid in his hands. He has a large Ion-Carbine slung over his shoulders, and two range-enhancing goggles rest on the bridge of his nose.

    3. A man in an older model suit much like your own. He has a dome helmet and various bits of scrap have been welded onto his suit as makeshift armor.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)23:10 No.8905658

    Dome-helm also has a jetpack, and a heavy-duty mortar-gun lays on the table in front of him.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:12 No.8905694
    I attempt the Beeblebrox Gambit.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)23:12 No.8905700
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    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)23:13 No.8905718

    A roll of the good old d20 and some support and it will be done!
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:17 No.8905760
    rolled 3 = 3

    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:18 No.8905767
    rolled 12 = 12

    We did get the flames, right?
    Also, rolling.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)23:20 No.8905799
    Oh my.

    You slug another drink. Dobson looks at you with surprise:
    "What are you doing, sir?"

    You become rather intoxicated, and your vision begins to blur.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)23:20 No.8905808

    Oh, you are too late, my friend. We agreed upon Schwinn-Lines for our fighter.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)23:22 No.8905824
    Shall you make conversation with the local talent? Or pass out?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:24 No.8905862
    rolled 6 = 6

    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:24 No.8905872

    Attempt to explain the Beeblebrox Gambit to Dobson. Mention the Theory of Special Relativity. Throw in some Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle for good measure. Mostly order Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, drool on self.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)23:25 No.8905881
    Alright. If this is seconded we'll get to the conversation and end this for tonight. Who do you wish to speak with?

    Consult >>8905622 for options
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:25 No.8905889
    Raise voice to address everybody in room. Continue with lesson.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:27 No.8905908
    They all seem very cool. Which one takes notice?
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:27 No.8905919
    rolled 1 = 1

    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)23:28 No.8905926

    But with whom, dear players.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:31 No.8905986
    rolled 18 = 18

    Lol we passed out.
    >> Retro Sci-Fi Quest !kPsBfsHSpM 03/31/10(Wed)23:31 No.8906000

    Ahh. I am terribly sorry, noble spacefarers of /tg/, but it's time for me to go to bed.

    I am busy tomorrow, but Friday, maybe around six o' clock Eastern Standard Time, I will begin Episode 3 of:


    Thanks to all who played. Have a good night.
    >> Anonymous 03/31/10(Wed)23:35 No.8906079
    If anybody's still watching this thread, some postgame discussion? Who do you want to approach next session? The gunslinger, the sharpshooter, or the grizzled old jetpack guy?

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