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    16 KB TG Quest 65: Writefag Edition MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)01:34 No.18131129  
    Last Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18061782/

    The screen flashed for a moment before displayed a diagram of an atom, electrons moving swiftly around the inner cluster of protons and neutrons. A whistling shuriken strikes the atom and the image explodes before resolving into a picture of the atom within the shuriken. With a loud CLANG, the words Deadliest Scientist ram into the icon from either side of the screen. Then the icon and words melt away, revealing a battered and scratched booth with a man and a woman in oil-stained jumpsuits.

    “Hello! And welcome to Deadliest Scientist!” the young man states enthusiastically. “I'm Marv, and this is my co-host Jennifer!”

    The young woman pushes up the glasses on her nose and waves, weakly. Marv grins widely and makes an exaggerated sweeping gesture with his hands.

    “Aboard the Transpace Guard Ship Oncoming Storm, we are privileged to be able to visit many worlds and exotic locales!” Marv leans forward with a conspiratorial wink. “We're also privileged to have some of the brightest... and DEADLIEST minds from across the Meta working with us!”
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)01:36 No.18131151
    A man in a rumpled security uniform rushes to the booth and whispers something into Jennifer's ear. She visibly pales. Marv takes no notice.

    “We've taken the most cunningly brutal, and the most brutally cunning minds in the Metaverse, loaded them onto our ship, and prepared them for the ultimate competition!” Marv says, eyes flaring with excitement. Jennifer tugs at his arm, but he still doesn't notice.

    “Marv!” Jennifer whispers, urgently. Marv brushes her hand off, nonchalantly.

    “We've put them into the Radium Sta- Er, I mean the ARENA OF SCIENCE!” Marv roars, standing up and throwing his hands in the air. The camera pulls back and spotlights flare alive to illuminate a ramshackle two-story coliseum of iron girders and scrap metal within a cavernous cargo bay. Shadowy figures move within, and applause drowns out whatever noise issues from the arena floor.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)01:36 No.18131153
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    >Marv and Jennifer are back
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)01:36 No.18131158
    “Marv!!!” Jennifer shouts, pretense of subtly abandoned. Marv shoots her a glare, then keeps talking.

    “And within our Arena, we've placed...” Marv begins, reaching for a switch.

    “Marv, don't pull the-” Jennifer pleads to no avail. The interior of the arena lights up, revealing a ghastly scene. Broken tables, busted lab equipment, shattered containment vats, and body after bloody body wearing variations of lab-coats or contamination suits. A few scientists still not unconscious or dead in the arena run in circles around its outer perimeter, screaming in terror as they flee from a trio of huge, burly men with full beards. These bearded men wear ripped, bloodstained lab-coats and chase the spindly survivors while waving around mugs of beer, sides encrusted with blood from where they evidently saw use as bludgeons. Marv's eyes widen as he takes in the scene.

    “My arena!!!!” Marv shouts in horror. “My show!!!”

    “I tried to tell you...” Jennifer winces. “The Austrailium enhanced scientists had too much to drink and decided they were sick of waiting for the contest to start... and sick of following the rules... and sick of their colleagues. They kind of just... started beating the crap out of the other contestants.”

    Marv gestures at the blood-spattered arena. “They were supposed to use drones, and traps, and bigass lasers to do this! This isn't what I wanted!!!”

    Jennifer gives Marv an uncertain look before speaking again. “Uh...Anyway, security is on its way with stun-gas, and the white mages are almost here to perform emergency resurrections.” Jennifer winced again. “Lyla says she's going to start charging if we keep this up.”
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)01:38 No.18131167
    “Well so much for our pilot episode... We're never going to start a hit reality series at this rate...” Marv sourly says as one of the Australium-enhanced researchers catches up with a diminutive colleague that stopped to catch his breath. A beer mug is raised high, then crashes into a cranium with a sickening 'scrunch.' Maniacal laughter is heard over the screaming as Marv frowns and cups his hands to either side of his mouth. “THAT'S BORING!” he bellows. “USE A MACHINE!”

    Apparently heard, the bearded scientist presses a button on the beer mug and a series of spouts extend from the side, jets of liquid fire roaring forth to roast the hapless victim.

    “YES!” Marv cheered. Jennifer looks horrified, getting up from the booth and backing away slowly.

    “Yeah... uh... I'm... just going to... not be here when the Command Crew sees this,” Jennifer murmurs, suddenly turning and dashing with great speed away from the chaos. The air in the arena stands begins to get wavy, the tell-tale sign of the presence of cloaked troops as stun-gas suddenly explodes in the arena, covering it in green fog for a good minute before it dissipates, leaving behind a mass of collapsed bodies. A single Australium scientist still stands, swaying on his feet. He waves his mug in a salute to the cloaked troops before hiccuping and falling down.

    Two squads of White Mages march out from the arena doors in two columns before spreading out around the carnage, beginning to raise the dead and heal the wounded.

    Marv sighs, then grimaces as he hears two pairs of thunderous footfalls approach him. His eyes go wide with worry instead of excitement as he slowly turns
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)01:46 No.18131250
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    The hulking figures of two Knights-Inductor in full powered armor tromp up to Marv, clamping a hand on either arm of the fame-seeking mechanic.

    “We have orders to escort you to the airlock,” one booms, expression unreadable behind the opaque eye-lenses of his helmet. “Please come with us.”
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)01:47 No.18131257

    Damnit, I wanted to see more episodes of deadliest scientist!
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)01:49 No.18131278
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    He was supposed to create a single episode. We were willing to turn a blind eye to this unsanctioned project as long as it succeeded.

    It has failed.
    >> Codeki 02/28/12(Tue)01:52 No.18131308
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    Honestly, he had it coming.

    On one hand, it's a waste of resources. On the other hand, HE ALMOST WASTED MORE IMPORTANT ONES.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)01:52 No.18131315
    “Oh come on guys, we've got white mages, it's not that big a deal, right?” Marv nervously says, all traces of his earlier exuberance gone. “I mean sure the cargo bay is a bit of a mess... but hey! I know! My punishment can be cleaning it up, right?”

    “Please come with us. Now,” the other space marine states. Marv looks from one to the other, face tightening with fear. “You don't understand!!! I HAD to do all this! If I don't manage to produce SOMETHING big and flashy, I'll never live up to the Bay family name!!! My parents will disown me! I'll disgrace great-grand uncle Mike!”

    “Now,” the Knights Inductor state, dragging Marv away as he loses the last of his composure and begins to scream and struggle. He pulls and tugs at the inhumanly strong, large hands clamped on his arms, but succeeds only in making his limbs sore. Pleading, promises, threats, all erupt from his mouth only to hang in the air. No expression is visible on the permanent scowls of the space marine helmets, and no indication or acknowledgment is given Marv as the two Knights continue to drag him to his fate.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)01:54 No.18131328
    Finally, the trio reaches one of the starboard-side airlocks, a Knight punching in a code with swift precision. The metal iris of the chamber opens greedily, and the Knights drag the screaming Marv within, the iris closing behind them. Marv turns with terror-widened eyes to the outer iris as the hissing of air filled the room.

    The chamber cycles and the outer iris opens... to reveal the padded interior of a small shuttle-craft filled with a random assortment of crew members. A security team member drinks from a can of Space Hobo-brand beer while staring out the window. A middle-aged data-analyst peruses the latest issue of “A.I. Illustrated.” A woman in a navigator uniform files her nails, a bored expression on her face.

    “You're temporarily dismissed from your post pending investigation into misuse of Transpace Guard resources,” one marine booms. “Please board the shuttle to Sector HQ.”

    “Oh, so that's...” Marv says, slumping in the space marine's grasp. He sighs as he legs almost give out. “I thought... No. I'm just happy I was wrong.”

    “Why?” the other marine asks, puzzled. “What did you THINK we were going to do?”
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)02:04 No.18131407
    Reasonable Marines gonna be Reasonable.

    Farewell Marvin Bay. Godspeed.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)02:04 No.18131417
    He just wasn't cut out for TG service. He should just enroll in a film program somewhere.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)02:05 No.18131423
    So this is what's happened to everyone we had take a long walk in a short airlock?
    Damn it, that's no fun. We need to start obliviating people and marooning them in hostile Canons.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)02:12 No.18131477
    Even now, one has to wonder if we've seen the last of Marvin Bay...

    For my next magical trick...
    These are what I have in the works. Choose one of the following for me to focus on.

    RED wonders where BLU went.
    Elaine and Lyle give Agrias a tour of the ship.
    Tosh talks with Gondegal.
    Spike in the infirmary.
    Data and Egon debate emotion.

    TG Victory over Ebon Night Party.... is not an option because it's huge and requires more time than I can spend tonight.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)02:16 No.18131492
    Elaine and Lyla giving Agrias, Alicia, and Lavian a tour of the ship. Preferably with bump-ins with Darius training the Knights.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)02:18 No.18131503
    >>Gunstar pilot's Itano Circus training from hell
    >> Potential Writefag 02/28/12(Tue)02:25 No.18131551
    +1 for Tour of the Ship.

    Also seconding bump in with Darius and the co.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)02:53 No.18131735
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    When the two groups meet, could we have a reaction like in the pic?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)03:02 No.18131799

    >RED wonders where BLU went.
    >Elaine and Lyle give Agrias a tour of the ship.
    >Spike in the infirmary.
    >Data and Egon debate emotion.

    Why can't I hold all this want.

    If I HAVE to pick just one,

    >RED wonders where BLU went.

    because I want descriptions of the postcards BLU has been sending.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)03:36 No.18131981
    As usual this is taking longer than I thought. While we're both around, Potential, you said you wanted to write something about another sector? Go for it. Heck, if you want to write something in THIS sector, there's stuff I have ideas for but not the time.
    >> Potential Writefag 02/28/12(Tue)03:42 No.18132012
    That sounds like a plan. I'll get to work on it when I wake up.

    But for now, I'm going to call it a night. If one of the threads is still around when I get up I'll give it a whack.

    Might even set up an email account somewhere so I can receive feedback when I'm not around/ideas for more stuff. But that's for later.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)04:06 No.18132140
    Elaine healing sanity damage, please. :)
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)04:11 No.18132168
    I'll have to post the tour tomorrow, along with the BLU thing.

    But fear not, it's well underway.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)08:45 No.18133780
    Well, it's only 25 posts so far, I suppose we can keep this one bumped till game time tonight.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)13:48 No.18135925
    Maybe we should try to get some more interaction between the Heroes and Troops.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)16:28 No.18137777
    Can we include "Techno-Wizards ordered to produce PPE Batteries for White Mages, batteries take the form of clothing, TW's intentionally misinterpret orders to create lacy PPE battery lingerie for female White Mages, hilarity ensues"?
    You can't tell me there aren't a few perverts among the Techno-Wizards who wouldn't try to take advantage of the situation.
    >> Babbys First Writefaggotry Potential Writefag 02/28/12(Tue)17:17 No.18138341
    "What the HELL is this," a female voice screeched aboard the Oncoming Storm loud enough that everyone in earshot dove for cover from it's owner. The fading echoes left a fragile silence in the air as the White Mage Lyla stood in her and Elaine's quarters holding an opened box and staring at the contents with open contempt.

    "By all that's Holy you are way too loud, Lyla!" Elaine was standing there with her robes in one hand and a similar box to Lyla's in her other hand. The firey light blond gestured angrily with her head at Elaine's own box. "What did they do? Make it in your least favorite color?"

    Lyla shot her a glare and tilted her open box so the other woman could look in it. Resting in the box was a small pile of lacy silken panties and matching bras in varying colors, encrusted in tasteful places with PPE jewels. Resting on the pile was a simple calligraphy-scrawled note. 'Here are your battery enhanced garments, Lyla. I hope you think of us when you wear them with pride. ~ Techno Wizards'

    "This is what they did. Twenty gold says your box has the same type of things in it." Elaine tossed her robes out of her hand onto her bed and opened her own box. Sure enough, the exact same setup in her size as Lyla had was staring her back in the face. The darker-haired blond's cheeks slowly took on a slight blush as she stood there in silence for a minute. "See? Told you! I'm gonna go give those perverts a taste of Holy!"
    >> Potential Writefag 02/28/12(Tue)17:35 No.18138545
    "Now, let's not get hasty Lyla," Elaine said as she gently set down the box and picked her robes back up to put them on. "I'm sure they have a perfectly good reason to have made them like this. It's far less conspicuous if we're wearing these under our robes.. I mean, would you suspect we had reserve magic stores in our underwear?" It sounded weak in Elaine's ears, but she knew the temper Lyla had from their service together so far. Lyla glared at her as she settled her own robes into place and waited for her partner to do the same.

    "You're right... Okay, I'm calm now. So here's what we do." As Lyla outlined a plan, Elaine actually smiled at it. She wasn't as vocal as this firebrand, but she was definitely wanting the Techno Wizards to learn to ASK before they did something like this.

    ~ ~ ~

    In another part of the Oncoming Storm, a group of Techno Wizards was kicking back and taking a rest after completing their order for those PPE-enhanced garments for the White Mages. Gilliard had been the mastermind behind their exact form, and right now he grinned like the Cheshire Cat.

    "You'd better watch out, man. You heard Lyla! She's gonna be on the warpath!"

    "Hehehe," responded Gilliard before he sipped at a bottle of beer. "The Command Crew is the ones to blame here. They failed to specify the *type* of garments to make them. And you have to admit, you liked the whole thing; imagining the way the silken threads would caress their most intimate regions, the thrill of power running through them as they draw from the batteries to fuel their mystic might.."
    >> Potential Writefag 02/28/12(Tue)17:47 No.18138715
    "Well, that sounds reasonable. I guess you boys aren't perverted old men after all." As one, the Wizards turned to see Lyla standing over Gilliard like a looming mountain. "Oh, who am I kidding? Elaine, the doors if you would?" The grinning Elaine pushed a button on the side of the door as she walked into the room, the portal sealing with a final-sounding *CLUNK*. "Now, I suppose we really should give these things a test drive; don't you think?" As Elaine came up alongside Lyla, Gilliard gulped hard. He'd seen that look in a woman before.

    "Seven second head start," said Elaine cheerily as she tugged the shoulder of her robe aside to reveal a familiar silken strap. "Starting NOW." The other Wizards scrambled for cover as Gilliard just sat there with a shocked look on his face. Not like this, he thought, not like THIS!

    Seven seconds passed, and the grin of two blonds made Gilliard finally find his voice. "Wait! Wait! You heard me! This is the Command Crew's fault! I was fulfilling an order! I can't be held responsible for this little miscommunication!"

    "Too little, too late," Lyla said as her right hand reached skywards. "We'll deal with *them* soon enough. For now, I think you perverts need a refresher course in manners... HOLY!"
    >> Potential Writefag 02/28/12(Tue)17:48 No.18138731
    ~ ~ ~

    "Well, I feel better," said Lyla as she dusted off her hands and opened the door. Behind her, Elaine was finishing up the last of her healing spells before catching up to her. The two of them looked back into the room and grinned at each other. A smouldering mess and the sprawled forms of the Techno Wizards responsible was all that was left of the room.

    Elaine giggled a little as she turned back and started walking out of the room. "I'd call this test a success, Lyla. I still feel like I could heal half the crew after all that!"

    "Yeah. They certainly outdid themselves." As they walked off and the door slid closed behind them, the two women burst into laughter as various crew members that passed them in the halls gave the two White Mages a wide berth to either side.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)19:20 No.18140041
    "I'd like to know how Spike keeps surviving all those injuries he keeps taking."

    "You didn't hear?"

    "Hear what?"

    "He's getting healed by..."


    "Two white mages. AT THE SAME TIME."

    "Healed by... Two white mages... at the same time? Every tank's dream..."

    "...I don't think it means what you two think that means."
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)19:35 No.18140290
    Is it some sort of irony that now the OP waits for the players?

    Or perhaps divine justice?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)19:42 No.18140389

    >> Potential Writefag 02/28/12(Tue)19:43 No.18140401
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    Probably irony more than anything. I'm here though.

    Maybe you should make a "Waiting For Players" macro image to complete the cycle.

    Speaking of which, i really should get a macro image folder set up for this quest.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)19:44 No.18140443
    Waiting for an actual opening post from you, MetaOP.

    Should I put up our preliminary plan?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)19:44 No.18140444

    I thought this was a writefag thread related to TG quest.

    Is this the actual quest opening up with writefaggotry and with a recap later on?
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)19:52 No.18140585
    I thought I said that I'd be using this thread to start the questing when the time came? Whups. Recap will be next thread I guess.

    Anyway, I'm here and ready.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)19:57 No.18140658
    First, we try to get Gondegal some equipment:
    We use our Federation equipment, Engineering Bay, and scientists to pass a tricorder and a trio of transporter beacons through a phase-variance field to phase-shift their quantum frequency to match that of Gondegal, allowing him to go incorporeal with the tricorder and beacons.

    Then he infiltrates Robodyne HQ.

    Simultaneously we get the next insertion team ready; it's going to be Douglas and a Psion (preferably a Telepath), with an Auror using a charm to make their Nod armor look like a regular set of clothes as backup in case something goes wrong.

    They hit up the two bars we visited, and start looking for people having money problems, or just greedy people, and make them an offer.
    Doug does the talking, the Psion does the mental screening to identify marks and make sure they're not going to double-cross us, and the Auror is there in case we need to Obliviate anyone as well as to provide magical backup in case another fight breaks out.
    >> Potential Writefag 02/28/12(Tue)19:59 No.18140706
    The Steam group was discussing a lot of things yesterday, OP. Among them was an update on the status of research topics. As near as we could figure, we were still on the Lance/S2/Crystals combo. If any of those are finished, we should move on to researching Small Meta Ships (which we were assuming also meant the inclusion of MetaDrive tech to go into them; as in it automatically includes the Drives as we develop the ships. If not, then I guess that's first/higher priority).

    What's the status of those?
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)19:59 No.18140710
    rolled 1 = 1

    Rolling a Treknobabble check, but you need really high.

    The Gurus offer to make the modifications, essentially producing Ghost Touch equipment, but it will take them a few days.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:03 No.18140768
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    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)20:04 No.18140775
    That's the opposite of high. Your scientists attempt to phase-shift the equipment, but instead open a rift in space and time that causes an explosion and a chain reaction energy surge aboard the Storm. The Storm's Engineering Bay will not be usable for a week, but the ship is otherwise fine.

    Melchoir looks over to Gaspar.

    "It'd be inappropriate to say 'We told you so' when all we did was offer to do the job instead, right?"
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)20:06 No.18140810
    Those items are still being research. They are big ticket items. The good news is, the scientists are now far along enough to state they should be done in about five days.
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    >The Storm's Engineering Bay will not be usable for a week
    You have no idea the rage that I am feeling at this moment.

    Can the Guru's still make a magical attempt on phase-shifting the devices?
    >> Potential Writefag 02/28/12(Tue)20:09 No.18140851
    ..Wow. On the plus side, this is an excellent excuse to start moving our Science and Engineering stuff over to the All Under Heaven; without making ANON suspicious.

    "Don't sweat it Gurus. We always try stuff before we go with the clear solution. SCIENCE is a big thing of how we've stayed alive so far. MAGIC is another part. Be bros and start working on it, if you would please?"
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)20:17 No.18140972
    The Gurus nod and begin working, using the magitech labs for their task instead of the defunct Engineering Bay.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:19 No.18141001
    Alright, let's get working on finding people to bribe.

    How's the money replication coming along?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:23 No.18141058

    We still have that worker that we whisked off the street via teleporter, right?

    Do we have enough data on the day-to-day stuff so that we can piece together a cultural briefing for Doug/Psion?
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)20:25 No.18141119
    It's a little more complex than first thought due to the fact that so much of the planet's currency is now electronic, taking the form of credit transfers. Still, a small amount of wealth has been amassed. One of the Shadowrunners who operated out of Africa for a time recommends replicating amounts of small diamonds if need be.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)20:26 No.18141140
    I think you put him back, but yes you have enough information.
    >> Codeki 02/28/12(Tue)20:28 No.18141159
    At minimum, does one of our Psions have the feats required to craft magic/psionic weapons?

    We might be able to create a Ghost Touch weapon for him at least.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)20:30 No.18141189
    Yes, one of the Abjurers and one of your Psions have the feat, I think. Didn't someone actually stat them?
    >> Potential Writefag 02/28/12(Tue)20:31 No.18141211
    Hey, there's an idea. Maybe a few of the less conspicuous Shadowrunners can also go groundside. This is the kind of environment they're used to; so they' stick out less than Douglas. Have them go into the bar first and set up for overwatch just in case things get dicey.

    While they're doing that, the more conspicuous Shadowrunners can trade notes with our other military-grade dudes about how to blend in to this type of urban environment. I'm sure the Runners have more experience in dystopian-type settings that would help everyone blend in.

    Oh, and send Spike something good to eat/drink/whatever when he gets out of the recovery tank. Need to keep up good will with one of our best long-time operatives. And get the man some damn armor this time!
    >> Codeki 02/28/12(Tue)20:32 No.18141217
    Someone suggested we make them, but I don't think anyone actually did.

    I could make them, but unfortunately, I only have the Pathfinder books, and not the 3.5 books, so my version would be slightly "different" due to the tweaks.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)20:35 No.18141269
    rolled 75 = 75

    You could use the d20SRD.

    Douglas, some of the Runners, an Auror, and a Psion walk into a bar...
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)20:38 No.18141335
    With a minimum amount of effort, Douglas manages to find a disgruntled security guard who works at WilyCorp. Over what passes for booze here, Douglas hears the entire story of how WilyCorp is preparing to phase out the last of their human security staff in favor of more robots. This means of course, no more job for him. Douglas makes him an offer to make a generous contribution to his 'retirement fund', if he would be willing to do a little work on the side. The man seems interested. What do?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:41 No.18141376
    Take him up on the offer. We aren't going to ask for much.
    What we need are things like schedules, when people are going on break, and maybe, on a certain day at a given hour, he takes a break.

    And he points any other interested parties towards us.
    >> Codeki 02/28/12(Tue)20:41 No.18141378
    I'll work on it. How many do I need to build, and what disciplines? I know we have at least a couple nomads.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:41 No.18141386
    >TG Quest 65
    >it's completely fucking awesome

    So... how much time do you think it would take to catch up? And would anyone be interested if I compiled a thread of MetaQuest OP's posts only and uploaded it?
    >> Codeki 02/28/12(Tue)20:42 No.18141404
    If you read everything, about an hour a quest.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:44 No.18141437
    Hey guys, what happened to the training plan we talked about while all this is going on?

    Char + X-com in combat precog, Gunstar Pilot in ITANO CIRCUS HELL.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:46 No.18141467
    Well, that's what you get when you roll low.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:47 No.18141477
    We could do it, but keep in mind that any warp Jump will leave behind a detectable energy signature, and there are active GDF patrols.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)20:47 No.18141491
    The only guidelines should be in the Inventory/Forces doc.

    How much did you authorize Doug to offer?

    New player? I have a pastebin link with the Massive Recap in it, but it needs a bit of updating. I'll post it now, and again later when the update is finished.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:48 No.18141498
    Dude. We already found a plan to deal with being undetected.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:49 No.18141519
    The plan doesn't deal at all with hiding the Jump signature of the Star Destroyer. All it does is make sure that the training occurs in a safe place, NOT about hiding the Jump energy burst.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)20:50 No.18141520
    It's happening with no setbacks so far.

    The Summary: http://pastebin.com/3ATuVKRQ
    Inventory: http://pastebin.com/HGsJUZZb
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:51 No.18141536
    >How much did you authorize Doug to offer?
    Offer up to 1 year's worth salary, of an upper-level manager.
    Go up to 2 or 3 years.
    >> Potential Writefag 02/28/12(Tue)20:52 No.18141556
    ..They can detect Star Wars Hyperdrives? The idea was for one of the ISDs to take them out a lightweek above the solar system 's plane and have the Gunstar pilot train in ITANO CIRCUS HELL with Itano Squadron.

    With plenty of reloads sent for everyone, of course. We need to get everyone up to the same skill level and ready to deal with anything that comes at them. We have downtime, and so we need to be MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY with it.

    Speaking of which, light combat drills for everyone who's cleared for surface work? To keep them ready and get some crosstraining in while they're not immediately needed. The Zombie Hunters could probably use it the worst. Get the Creation engine pumping out basic armor for the Hunters so everyone's got at least some protection going.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:54 No.18141582
    >>Load up in one of the ISDs, go back out a light-week, and have them train out of sensor range of 8-bit Dystopia. Go vertical relative to the galactic plane. Like, above the worlds and shit.

    Or we could use the background radiation of a star to hide with.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)20:56 No.18141600
    To my knowledge the Creation Engine is designed to build vehicles and parts for vehicles. Can it be used to fabricate infantry equipment?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:57 No.18141609
    >..They can detect Star Wars Hyperdrives?
    Robotnik still invests in space sensors, and MetPharm still has ships going back and forth from Zebes.

    Star Wars Hyperdrives create wake rotation and bursts of Cronau radiation on both entrance to and exit from hyperspace, allowing for sensors to pick up fleet movements as well as individual ships entering and leaving a system.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)20:58 No.18141627
    The original Creation Engines on the Antaeus-class Adaptive Cruisers were optimized for vehicle construction.

    There's nothing saying they CAN'T make infantry weapons.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:01 No.18141660
    The Indefatigable can always replicate the weapons if nothing else.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:01 No.18141671
    We don't have a space fold booster, right?
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)21:03 No.18141691
    I don't even know what that is.
    >> Fireman Prime 02/28/12(Tue)21:05 No.18141712
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    >MQ OP doesn't know something
    Welcome to the club, I guess
    QUESTION: Should we try to put some resources into Frankensteining upgrades of some sort for the Prawn Suits?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:08 No.18141770
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    You can increase the window size of the space fold to allow other craft to piggyback with you.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)21:09 No.18141775
    Oh no! The players know I'm not omniscient! That even I sometimes roll a "1" on Knowledge: Gaming!

    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)21:10 No.18141794

    No, we don't have them. Might be something to pick up at some point, though.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:11 No.18141812
    Suggestion: Add shields or armor plating? Duplicate the birdlime launchers on hyaku shiki or net launchers on Brasta and mount them on the Exo-suits?

    As it is, the Prawn suits have a chaingun, a tesla cannon, and a TK projector and a missile launcher.

    The Exo-suits are the closest we have right now to SM Dreadnoughts.

    Perhaps duplicate the sniper rifle on Brasta and give copies to the VF-25's? Mount them on prawn suits as back-mounted sniper cannons?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:13 No.18141838
    I'd rather look into provider a denser and more powerful power source, as well as a deflector shield.
    The Prawns are a limited resource, very difficult to replace. We need to provide shields for everything we can.
    >> Codeki 02/28/12(Tue)21:13 No.18141840
    well, that explains it.

    This isn't a Knowledge: Gaming roll.

    This is a Knowledge: Anime roll.

    You didn't even use the right modifier!
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)21:16 No.18141867
    The offer seems to work. You now have a WilyCorp guard in your pocket. What do you want him to do?
    >> Codeki 02/28/12(Tue)21:17 No.18141885
    Well, if we could tap the network so we could get into the corporate BBS, or hack the Wilyco computer system, it'd be great.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)21:22 No.18141946
    He can use his account to access the network. What exactly are you looking for?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:22 No.18141964
    Someone suggested defense?

    Mount VF-25 armor pack batteries into the Prawn exo-suits.
    Then, implement Energy Converting Armor off the VF-25's into the Prawn suits. Have the power supply to the armor run off those batteries.

    Solid shields wouldn't hurt either.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:23 No.18141968
    Guard patrol routes and schedules.

    Stick a network tap under a table or someplace, where we passively pick up Wily robot commands and tactical updates.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:24 No.18141980
    What's the maintenance schedule for the teleport interdiction generator, and are there backup generators.

    Who are the Maintenance employees in charge of them, and get their employee dossiers.
    >> Codeki 02/28/12(Tue)21:26 No.18142003
    If possible, where Wily currently has troops. Also, routes, schedules.

    Also, main reason I'd prefer to hack into the network via a tap, would be to keep this person from being shot later if we find something he's not supposed to know.

    Floorplans, including locations of things we don't currently know, like the teleportation blocking device.

    I'd also appreciate if there was a way he could sabotage the device, but only if he can do it without being caught.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:28 No.18142035
    >I'd also appreciate if there was a way he could sabotage the device, but only if he can do it without being caught.
    It would be better if we found out who is in charge of maintenance of the generators, bribe them and have them bring the main generators off-line for maintenance and then the backup suffers "an unknown error".
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:28 No.18142039
    An ISD 1 is rated at 10 MGLT for sub-light speed. How fast is that supposed to be?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:29 No.18142045

    Patrol routes/schedules and floor plans would be nice. Also names of departments and where they're located in the WilyCorp building.

    Also any sort of special random inspections or other noteworthy events would be nice.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)21:32 No.18142082
    Wily has troops EVERYWHERE.

    The guard gives you a few names for the maintenance staff in charge of the power generation. He warns you that only one of them he thinks might be susceptible to bribes, and that won't be enough to throw a real wrench into the works. The others are too cowed by Wily.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:34 No.18142114
    Alright, have him get us the locations of the primary, secondary, and tertiary teleport interdict generators, and the primary and secondary power generators.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/28/12(Tue)21:35 No.18142120
    Gone for an hour, when I return Robodyne, and whatever you have left for the bar-team.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:38 No.18142162
    We need to try to bribe that maintenance guy.
    Not to actually do anything, but get the location of critical power junctures and network nodes, so that Gondegal and the shadowrunners can sabotage them.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:42 No.18142205
    Spell loadouts for Psions and Abjurers, anyone?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)21:43 No.18142219
    Psions have a Power List, and Abjurers aren't going on this mission.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)22:00 No.18142438
    The Psion is going to be using Detect Thoughts while in the bar.
    >> Codeki 02/28/12(Tue)22:11 No.18142575
    While the Abjurer's aren't busy, can we have them making "Explosive Rune Bombs" to use as booby traps later, or to use to cave in the excavation site later.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)22:15 No.18142615
    You mean stickers that say "Explosive Runes: DO NOT READ"?

    We also need a lot of conventional explosives too. We can replicate some.
    >> Codeki 02/28/12(Tue)22:18 No.18142666
    Well, besides that, there's also a trick where if you put explosive runes on multiple pages of a book, the first one read, destroys the book triggering the rest of the runes to explode as well.

    We could then use a targeted "very weak" dispel, because a failed despell of them, will also set them off.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)22:20 No.18142683
    Actually I want us to put a couple up on places where Robot Masters will read them, and trigger the Explosive Runes.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)22:32 No.18142859
    Okay, for Douglas, we need to see if we bribe that Maintenance engineer, and see if there are any other potential people at this bar.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)22:41 No.18142957
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    I'm catching up, and
    >They also decide that Carl Sagan works for TG Requisitions
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)22:42 No.18142972
    Oh, so you got to the part where the Requisitions team was talking about how to steal a fully operational Tuassennigan Ob'enn Thunderhead-class superfortress military fabber?
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)22:43 No.18142987
    No, I'm reading the summary in pastebin. That looks like gibberish to me.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)22:50 No.18143088
    Read from here, then:
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)22:53 No.18143127
    MetaOP, what were the two other shoggoth sealed away in Antarctica that we didn't fight?

    That is if the reality wave didn't erase them....
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)23:12 No.18143373
    Hey MetaOP, don't forget that you owe us Lyla and Elaine showing Agrias, Alicia, and Lavian around the ship. Please include all of the major areas and troops and Heroes, such as showing her the labs with the different scientists and Egon and Data, and the Delta Greens, UNITs, and SCP Troopers drilling the Zombie Hunters, and the Prawns just kicking back, eating cat food (the good stuff, too, none of that dry shit).
    Oh, and meeting Darius and the Knights, with Agrias just looking up, and up, and up, and with an expression of disbelief exclaiming "You're HUGE!"
    >> Anonymous 02/28/12(Tue)23:30 No.18143682
    MetaOP, where are you? It's been 2 hours now...
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)00:00 No.18144130
    You know the rule. I can't appear until people complain.

    But seriously, I cannot into time. Also, no one said if you were doing anything more/was done with your bribed guard.

    Also do you want to wait until the Gurus have Gondegal's equipment ready?
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:02 No.18144155
    What about the two times I asked for a location of the Interdiction Field Generators, and their backups? Or the security patrol schedules? Or the placement of the remote network tap?
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)00:07 No.18144224
    rolled 21 = 21

    I'm also blind. I have a trained monkey operate the keyboard for me. He's not very well taught and sometimes wanders off for bananas when I need him the most.

    He furnishes these locations.

    The guard gives you the contact information for the maintenance engineer. Douglas can attempt to speak to him next.

    Douglas begins snooping around for more 'recruits'...
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)00:10 No.18144268
    Unfortunately, Douglas can find no more people that seem to be willing to risk the wrath of Wily in exchange for local lucre. However, neither does he appear suspicious by the questions he was asking.

    More variants on the space-time shoggoths. I recall one was especially powerful. If you'd fought him, I think something like 30% casualties was the lowest you could get.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:10 No.18144276
    For pilot training, how about it if we have the transporting ISD go behind Jupiter on sub-light propulsion? That is, if the travel time for it is reasonable....

    We can leave the TIE-Ds with the Storm for any air power.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)00:13 No.18144324
    Sounds reasonable. Is that what you are doing?
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:13 No.18144327
    So The Thing wasn't among them, huh? Or more Angels...
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:13 No.18144329
    Alright, finding others seems like it was a bust.

    We should contact that maintenance engineer.
    Get him to meet us at the bar.
    Offer the equivalent of $50,000 if he'll give us info on the generators (power and interdiction), an additional $150,000 if he'll give us the locations of critical power junctures and network nodes. Another $100,000 if he'll also take a sickday that day. Hell, offer him another $500,000 for that sickday when we tell him. And we have the Indefatigable's medbay and Dr. Todd brew up a nasty little virus that will put then the entirety of Wily's human personnel down with Andovian Flu for a week. We infect the engineer, and he spreads it to all of his co-workers.
    We inoculate all of our troops first, of course.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)00:15 No.18144356
    No, I tried to put a soft limit on how much stuff was crammed into each clusterfuck session. I was sorely tempted, though. I was surprised at the sheer amount of fuckery in Antarctica.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)00:17 No.18144401
    Douglas advises you it may be unwise to jump straight to the money. If he's unwilling, he may need to be persuaded first. Jumping straight to negotiations may make him suspicious.

    Still need to know if you want to send Gondegal down now or later.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:18 No.18144424

    Why not? There's no reason not to get training done while there's downtime.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:18 No.18144425
    I'm okay with that plan for getting training for the Gunstar.
    They should take the TIE-D's too, though, because the TIE pilots need practice as well.

    Have the All Under Heaven (with Pellaeon, who will know good Imperial training exercises) and the Guardian go on this training exercise.
    They can jump right into a fight if we get caught in one.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:20 No.18144467
    Alright, follow Douglas' advice on this. Sound out the engineer first.

    Have Dr. Todd start going through the Indefatigable's medical database, and come up with a fast-acting and highly virulent, but non-lethal virus we can introduce to cripple Wily's human assets 3 days before our strike teams go in.
    We may also use them against MetPharm.

    As for Gondegal, have him wait until the equipment is ready first.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)00:27 No.18144574
    rolled 88 = 88

    The "good doctor" begins going through his database for something suitable nasty...
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)00:32 No.18144655
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    "Oh yes..." he smiles, rubbing his hands together. "I have just the thing... This Andorian Leech-Flu will suck all the energy right out of them, but leave them with just enough to eat, drink, and soil themselves. And possible breathe, it's been a while since I dealt with it. It's fairly infectious, but not super plague level. Will this fit the bill?"
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:34 No.18144688
    Bad idea to bring the AUH due to sheer size. Pellaeon also has no idea that a single VF-25 is capable of easily unleashing missile hell.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)00:35 No.18144709
    Douglas contacts the engineer and tells him to meet him in the bar that night for a business proposition. You have a few hours until the scheduled time comes.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:37 No.18144758
    . . . perfect. Is there a vaccine to prevent us from getting it?

    If they leave the solar system to train via FTL, Robotnik can detect it. If you guy plan on having them go train, they better go manually.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:37 No.18144759
    Have Char take the X-Com troops to some combat precog training.

    Note: Make sure the ISD goes behind Jupiter using sublight propulsion.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:39 No.18144810
    Sublight travel would be good.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:40 No.18144817
    "Oh yes, Doctor. Quite well. Just make sure that our own troops are vaccinated against it, please.
    "Also, please make enough that we can also infect MetPharm; their bio-based technology is going to have a fit when we hit them with this."

    Actually, I would say that Pellaeon NEEDS to see what the VF-25 is capable of. He's our tactical advisor, remember? He needs to know what our space assets can do.

    Have Douglas and his team relax until the scheduled time.
    Have Char begin practicing with the X-COM vets for precog training.

    Also have the X-COM scientists and Engineers been able to go over our X-COM VALKYRIE story that we're going to use to get X-COM NOVA to help us against MetPharm?
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)00:48 No.18144950
    Right, sublight. We need to get more E-Warfare equipment with us. Right now the RVF-25 is the only one that can project a protective ECM bubble.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)00:55 No.18145054
    "No. Yes. Er, I can make one, I think."

    "I can't say what it'll do to bioimplants I know nothing about."

    Your X-COMers believe the story should work. For what you intend to do, anyway.

    The precog training is going smoothly.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:01 No.18145164
    "Alright, Doc. Work on that vaccine."

    Hey, we'd kidnapped some MetPharm employees and did some bioscans on them. They had their bio-implants; are the scans enough that Doc Lazarus and the Inde's medical personnel could see what would work against them?
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)01:05 No.18145215
    For the rank and file? Sure.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:08 No.18145263
    It's metaquest! hooray!
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:14 No.18145376
    Yeah. That's good enough. We want something sudden to happen, we want their workers to be at far less than 100%, so that our team can sneak in, get the jewels, and sneak out.

    X-COM NOVA can fight Ridley and other boss types; we just need to make sure that the path for our strike team is open.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:20 No.18145469
    Oh shit, right, we need to know the incubation period so that we can properly time our strike after initial infection.

    A.N.O.N.! Run a probable epidemic scenario for Wiley Corp and MetPharm workforces to see how soon after initial infection their effectiveness will drop by 37%, when we send in our strike teams.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:21 No.18145486
    Status on Gunstar pilot training?
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:24 No.18145529
    Crap! I just remembered: We need to tell Doc if he can engineer the virus so that it will self-destruct after a given amount of infections or time.
    We can't be leaving odd diseases around; that would be Meta-Contamination.

    Ask ANON if releasing the virus would constitute breach any TG regulations.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/29/12(Wed)01:26 No.18145545
    At what time(s) do folks want Bootleg quest to operate?
    I'm almost done with my Learn. I've even made up minigames for the Puzzle Pirates section.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)01:27 No.18145554
    rolled 85 = 85

    The hours pass and Douglas finds himself seated in a bar booth opposite a thin, nervous looking man in a WilyCorp jumpsuit. Around the two, workers noisily repair the damage done to Jay's Bar from the preceding night.

    "You... wanted to talk to me about business?" the man asked, looking from side to side in a very unsubtle manner. Douglas sighed.

    "I did. Mr... Mellonquist, was it? Can I call you Tom? All right. Look, Tom. Everyone knows that times are tough. You don't need to be a detective to look at all the sullen faces and empty wallets to know that the money's starting to dry up everywhere but the palace-domes and corporate penthouses. That's where I come in. I'm a sort of... I don't want to say headhunter, because I'm not, but I DO keep an eye out for talent. Talent that could use some extra income."
    >> Rynex !3KCroq6wAA 02/29/12(Wed)01:27 No.18145559
    Open Beta for Blacklight Retribution just started. You in?
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)01:28 No.18145567
    "Doc Wily has been very good to me," Tom murmured, looking around again. "I've got a steady job, and a steady check, a stable home, and a... a fulfilling job."

    Douglas holds up his hands. "I don't doubt that. I don't doubt that for a minute. I'm not asking you to give those things up. I'm asking if you want a little MORE."

    "What... How... how much more?" Tom asked, looking over Douglas. Eyes that were nervous added an appraising quality. Douglas grinned.

    "How does fifty thousand ZENNY sound? Or maybe the same amount in credits?" Douglas asks.

    "It sounds suspicious," Tom stated, frowning. Douglas shook his head.

    "I suppose it does sound that way, sorry. Let me give you the nitty gritty. I'd like for you to take a sickday in the near future and moonlight for a day as a consultant for my company, Flancrest Enterprises," Douglas states.

    "Flancrest..." Tom murmurs. "Never heard of them."

    "Well we gotta to start somewhere, Tom," Douglas smiles. "We just need to consult with a power expert about setting up generators for our building. Unfortunately it seems the best ones are already on payroll for other companies. So we're just asking you to do a small bit of work for us. Nothing illegal or shady, we just want to make sure our building renovations won't burn down around us when we turn on the power."
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)01:31 No.18145599
    "I suppose that would be OK..." the man murmurs. Douglas nods.

    "Great! I'll get back to you with the details. Glad to have a man of your expertise aboard! Even if just for a day!" Douglas laughs, shaking his hand.

    A few minutes later, Douglas reports in.

    "He didn't seem the type to betray his employer, so I spun a quick tale. We can have him call in sick, then get the information from him in the guise of advice on power. 'How did your old employer do this'? That sort of thing. Does that work?"
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:34 No.18145630
    "That will work, Mr. Cartland. We will get the building and such set up. We want it to actually look legitimate."

    Okay, we'll need to get a building with a layout similar to the Wily Corp basement levels set up somewhere on the outskirts of the City. Can the Storm identify a location that will fit our bill?
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)01:35 No.18145649
    It will take a small amount of searching, but it should be possible.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:39 No.18145689
    Have the scans begin.
    Not only will it help us plan out where exactly we would need to hit, by Mellonquist pointing out where key junctures should be located, but by modelling it after the floor plan of the Wily HQ, it can give our strike team a dry run through the place.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/29/12(Wed)01:40 No.18145697
    Here's my take on the matter:

    Gondegal suits up for his infil mission. He's hitting Robodyne, right?
    Have that Wily guard get us a network tap on Wily's computers. Mouse can then commence l33t hax.
    We don't HAVE 3 days. Worst case scenario is that we only have a few hours, according to the farseers. A Virus may be a good backup plan, or simply a good plan for any future scenario, but it's not a good plan here.
    Ask Light how his Metpharm infiltrator is going.
    Ask Light how his Metpharm infiltrator is going.
    Posted 3 times since MetaOP often forgets to read shit.
    Ask Light how his Metpharm infiltrator is going.

    Remember that our Farseers can Guide Gondegal. Our Observers, if they haven't been intercepted yet, can act as spotters - as can the Storm's sensors, and the Aurors' scrying.
    Cheryl can overclock the Farseers for Extra Guiding.

    Put him in the Holodeck. That shit's what Holodecks are made for.

    Do we have anyone working at the Digsite?
    I suppose not.
    Did we ever get those Spybots made?
    Probably not.
    See if Dr. Light can make VP-99 (avoids danger) into a Spybot for bypassing Wily forces, then VP-99 can infiltrate the digsite.

    This gets us infiltration in all of the four major areas: Digsite (VP-99), Wily HQ (Network Tap + Hax, Security Guard), Metpharm (Light has a person working there), and Robodyne (Gondegal).

    We're aiming to find out where the teleportation blockers are, where the electricity generators are, and any large-scale base defenses.

    Douglas is being downright Godly so far, I'd have Douglas focus on asking how to make generators resistant to sabotage - both in terms of their mechanical construction, and the types of safety procedures you'd tell your maintenence staff.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)01:46 No.18145794
    Well since no one's doing anything or needs anything answered, guess I'll take a nap for four hours and then wake up and wonder where everyone went.


    >Light's infiltrator.
    Dr. Light reports back that his contact has successfully eluded MetPharm and should be returning with a full report on the morrow.

    Douglas successfully convinces the guard to install a Network Tap the next day.

    VP-99 could be outfitted with a sort of disguise shell, but it might not fool the enhanced Metal Man guarding the dig site.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/29/12(Wed)01:47 No.18145802
    The Auror who Legilimens'd things should start bullshitting with our Shadowrunners. A combination of inside knowledge, and how to USE inside knowledge, should get us a good plan.

    Meanwhile, Aurors should attempt to Scry for Teleport interdiction doohickeys, to get an idea of where they are, assuming we DON'T know from our Storm's dedicated scanners, and from mindreading corp employees.
    Even if we DO know, it may help to be able to view the rooms, see what sort of defenses they have set up.

    Commander Data - let's assume there was a power generator in a building. What sort of things would you need to scan, in order to learn where that generator is located? Would it be sufficient to note the EXACT phase of the alternating current used in the building, down to nanosecond accuracy, to get an idea of how long the wires are from the generator to that point? By doing that on wires on the building's outside, we'll learn what points on the building's outside are closest to the generator, and we can triangulate exactly where the generator is.

    What's the Layout of the digsite? Is it your typical "Buildings with workers and security guards, a perimeter fence patrolled, and a big digsite in the middle that's as cramped as possible, so it's not strongly guarded"? Is it open to air, or does it have a roof over it?

    Moreover, where does the digsite get its power from?
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:49 No.18145829
    Jupiter training so far?
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/29/12(Wed)01:49 No.18145839
    No AFK4u.

    Won't necessarily fool Metal Man. I know that. But between VP-99's "Avoids enemies" talent, "Stays alive" talent, and our spywork so far, it should have a ~70/100 chance to avoid Metal Man. More if we can identify which parts of the base act as sensors. Even more if the Farseers can Guide it.

    How long until "the morrow", in terms of hours?
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:50 No.18145845
    >Douglas successfully convinces the guard to install a Network Tap the next day.
    You were supposed to answer that several posts up.

    Once the building we need has been identified, get an X-COM Engineering team with SCP and UNIT guards down there to make the building into a passable copy of the Wily building's basement and levels that contain the interdiction generators.

    We also need progress reports from Doc Lazarus on the viruses.
    >> Codeki 02/29/12(Wed)01:51 No.18145861
    Would it be possible to make a backup of VP-99 and VP-98's memory banks so we could recreate them if they are completely destroyed?

    Also, would it be possible to put a probe droid into the creation engine so we can create more of them if needed?
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:53 No.18145893
    >Put him in the Holodeck. That shit's what Holodecks are made for.
    Read up on the Defiant-class.
    There are no holodecks.
    We don't have any holodecks in the entire Task Force.

    A lot of the suggestions you posted have already been answered for Wily Corp, and are going to be answered for Robodyne and MetPharm when we have Gondegal ready to go.
    He can't just go now because he has no idea what he's looking for and we need beacons to help guide our strike teams as well as to beam out the Jewels and Bomb when we bring down the interdiction fields.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)01:54 No.18145908
    OK. Stopping now because I NEED to get back into a regular sleep schedule. I also need to get my shit together, it's getting embarrassing the amount of broken promises I'm lining these threads with.

    Next thread, I don't know when. I'm going to sit down and write out the scenes that are in the backlog so that they're ready to go. I also need to update the recap and get a smaller summary ready so that new people know what's going on enough to decide whether they want to ready the novel-length backlog of this monster.

    I think in addition, I'm going to prepare in advance the results of your plans/actions from this thread. It seems to work better if I open up with one of your plans unfolding than just HAY GUYS WAT DO, SAY IT AGAIN, LOL.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/29/12(Wed)01:55 No.18145922
    I figure we need to use each of those Hours productively. Make Spybots, bullshit and talk to more employees from all the corps, including digsite workers.

    Find the Inspector. Ask him if he's ever done any work against large corps, and what he estimates his chance of success would be, if we sent him to snoop on a large corp's new weapons technology. If it's <90% then don't bother, it's too risky and not worth losing a canon native.

    That's all I can think of for now.

    > It seems to work better if I open up with one of your plans unfolding than just HAY GUYS WAT DO, SAY IT AGAIN, LOL.
    Why not open up with ALL of the plans unfolding? Gets things moving faster, at least.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/29/12(Wed)01:57 No.18145951
    I'll still need a few more days to get through H2G2, but after that, booze run. ... Or, more likely, me making a post every half hour called "waiting for input".
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)01:58 No.18145965
    It'll take a day or two. It's fairly fast acting.

    My seeing-eye monkey got up for a banana. I was left to flail helplessly at the keyboard, while wrestling with the specter of my own incompetence.

    Or y' know, I just missed it. Sorry.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)01:59 No.18145990
    Yes, you should start off with one of the plans unfolding. You should also check the tail end of the previous thread to make sure you're not missing anything.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)02:01 No.18145997
    MetaQuest OP's CPU cannot handle that many tasks at once.

    Also to those of you who keep asking about training, while it is helpful to be reminded every so often, training and research takes days/weeks to complete. You're not going to see results in a few hours. IE, you can't send the Gunstar through Itano-Hell and then wonder why he's not a hero unit an hour later.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)02:06 No.18146037
    Things to have in progress to open next session:
    1. Modifying the building we find to resemble Wily Corp HQ interior.
    2. Progress report on IFF decryption.
    3. Storm scan of the Dig Site, identification of places that we can snipe Metal Man from, using our exographic scanners and micro-transporter sniper rifles.
    4. Doc Lazarus preparing ampoules of the virus that will be used to infect Wily and MetPharm employees.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)02:26 No.18146305
    On the bright side, I infiltrated a drawthread and got a pic of Yellowman done. Mr. Culexus is credit to team. Expect it next thread.

    Now time for me to bugger off.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)02:29 No.18146344
    Wait, if you don't let us know when the next quest thread is, we won't be able to find it quickly!
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)02:35 No.18146408
    Hmmm. I want to say Thursday at 8. If no thread by 8:15, then assume I bumped it to Friday.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/29/12(Wed)02:41 No.18146468
    kk. I should have my shit ready for Friday or Saturday.
    >> Anonymous 02/29/12(Wed)02:42 No.18146476
    We'll continue to hammer stuff out in the planning thread until it autosages.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)03:00 No.18146682
    "No!" shouted MetaQuest OP. "I must get to sleep!"

    "No, MetaQuest OP," the radio crackered. "You are insomniac."

    And then MetaQuest OP couldn't sleep.

    Guess I'll work on the writefagging until I get drowsy. Worst to worst it'll be early morning and I'll be a zombie, but I'll be a zombie with some completed work.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/29/12(Wed)03:02 No.18146703
    So, you're an Insomniac and I sleep for up to 18 hours.
    We should trade sleep.
    >> Codeki 02/29/12(Wed)03:09 No.18146771
    I've got you both beat. I'm an insomniac that when I finally pass out, I'm asleep for 18 hours.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)03:09 No.18146775
    I will trade you 12 hours of hellish wakefulness for 6 of sweet oblivion.
    >> MetaQuest OP 02/29/12(Wed)03:10 No.18146793
    I used to be like that when I had that much time to burn.

    I miss it.

    I miss the sleep.

    I miss the dreams.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 02/29/12(Wed)03:12 No.18146825

    Ehh, trade you 8 for 8.

    How do I give Sleep to people over the internet?
    Wait, I know.
    Turn the brightness down on your monitor, turn the lights off in your room, listen to A, watch B.

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