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    46 KB AC-Guy 04/26/12(Thu)22:59 No.18877702  
    >Coming at you a bit ahead of schedule today.
    >8 threads left before I take the record.
    >Previous threads here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=AC%20Quest


    Currently your team is 1-1 in a best of three match against Team Mo Betta, in the Vegas Arena. You're standing in the abandoned city of Bullhead.

    Looking around, at the city, you thank whatever higher power happens to be listening that none of the buildings are too tall. So while Dervish has plenty of room to run and hide, the vertical isn't a major concern at the moment.

    You look around your half of the city, and consider the area. Your opponent's starting out on the western side of town, with his back to the river. Unfortunately, both of your cores are built for constant movement, so that's not going to help for long.

    You consider your options.

    [ ] Get high, jump up. Even if you don't spot him it'll certain draw him to you.
    [ ] Stay low, play hide and seek in the buildings. Sure his weapons could take you fast and hard, but he's not exactly built for endurance either.
    [ ] Back up, find a wide open spot on the outskirts of the battle-zone. Force him to attack you, from one direction.
    [ ] Other.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:04 No.18877766
    [X] Back up, find a wide open spot on the outskirts of the battle-zone. Force him to attack you, from one direction.

    This makes his radar invisibility less of a problem, the other options he could be in literally any direction, try to find an open spot where he'll have to engage at medium range, enough time that we can spot and avoid the karasawa but going with his melee gives us plenty of time to fill him with holes.
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/26/12(Thu)23:06 No.18877801
    >one direction
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:08 No.18877825
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:09 No.18877839
    Back up, then hope that you spot his shot before you get taken out.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:11 No.18877855
    Medium range is correct.

    Find a relatively open space with enough cover to not get fucked by his rifle immediately.
    >> AC-Guy 04/26/12(Thu)23:13 No.18877904
    You do a couple of quick bursts backwards around a couple buildings. There's just enough room between the edge of town and the edge of the ring to bring you into optimal firing range. So since you're nice ad tucked into a corner so to speak, he has no angle of approach you can't spot.

    >Roll perception, target 40.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:15 No.18877921
    rolled 56 = 56

    We probably still won't spot him.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:15 No.18877936
    rolled 34 = 34

    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:18 No.18877973
    rolled 74 = 74

    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:18 No.18877977
    rolled 47 = 47

    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:18 No.18877983
    Welp. No more rolling for me tonight.
    >> AC-Guy 04/26/12(Thu)23:19 No.18877992

    >What's the opinion? Lock?

    >Yay or Nay?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:19 No.18877993
    That's not a bad idea. Let's lock it.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:19 No.18877997
    You guys want to fatepoint this one?

    We've got four of them.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:20 No.18878003
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:20 No.18878004
    Fate point it.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:20 No.18878011
    will each Arena fight count as separate scenarios?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:21 No.18878022
    Lock, we need to finish this fight fast, and he has a one hit kill weapon.
    >> AC-Guy 04/26/12(Thu)23:22 No.18878039
    >Consensus says lock. So be it.


    >No, but you will get a refresh every couple of rounds.

    >After this one you will, because it will be a while until your next match, since all the first rounds need to finish resolving first.
    >> AC-Guy 04/26/12(Thu)23:29 No.18878135
    rolled 56 = 56

    You see a flicker of movement past some buildings. It wasn't big enough to be a core though.... On an hunch you force a quick ping on your radar.

    And it goes fucking crazy. A couple hundred tiny contacts? Then you spot the arc. He just put a cloud of small impact activated grenades right over top of you. You can't dodge back, there isn't enough room to not give him a technical win via ring-out. You don't have enough room to go left or right and effectively dodge. So the only option is forward.... right into the path of the fully charged Karasawa he's holding as he hops above the building lines.

    Luckily, you were already starting to move when he appeared, having spotted something of his strategy in advance.

    >Beat my roll. You have a bonus of 20 for this.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:30 No.18878147
    rolled 8 = 8

    That wee clever bastard.
    >> Asukafag 04/26/12(Thu)23:30 No.18878151
    rolled 47 = 47

    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:30 No.18878161
    rolled 38 = 38

    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:31 No.18878164
    rolled 44 = 44

    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:32 No.18878179

    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/26/12(Thu)23:33 No.18878209
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:34 No.18878229
    We don't really need to lock that man, we've got an average of 31 and we had to beat 56+20 so 76, we already have 4 fucking degrees of success.

    We're cool.
    >> AC-Guy 04/26/12(Thu)23:34 No.18878236
    rolled 10 = 10

    >A full five degrees of success....

    You barely dodge the deadly lance of plasma, and a quick kick and an over-boost puts you safely past the grenades, over the roof-line, and past him.

    He's dropping back below the buildings, but you have your shot...

    >Beat my roll by ten, to get an attack of opportunity.
    >> AC-Guy 04/26/12(Thu)23:35 No.18878247

    >So roll a ZERO guys, not that hard.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:35 No.18878249
    rolled 64 = 64

    Welp, it was nice while it lasted.
    >> AC-Guy 04/26/12(Thu)23:36 No.18878261

    >Tell you what, I'll give you Ten. beat a TEN.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:37 No.18878272
    rolled 83 = 83

    Whelp... here goes nothing...
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:37 No.18878274
    rolled 32 = 32

    okie dokey
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:37 No.18878278
    rolled 44 = 44

    Ain't gonna happen homeslice.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:39 No.18878299
    We'll get him next time. Because I doubt he has any more grenades...
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:40 No.18878325
    Famous last words
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:41 No.18878333
    rolled 55 = 55

    I'm going to try anyway.
    >> Tanzen Nacht !!3nqQd1oD0ih 04/26/12(Thu)23:41 No.18878335
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:41 No.18878342
    Wait really? Awsome, then uhh lets wait like the spider for the fly. Yeah that.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:42 No.18878353
    rolled 1 = 1

    watch me roll the impossible.
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/26/12(Thu)23:42 No.18878355
    ....damn ninjas

    be throwing nades and using giant plasma cannons now
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:43 No.18878359
    aw man.
    >> AC-Guy 04/26/12(Thu)23:43 No.18878364
    Your shot goes wide. To be frank, you aren't surprised: he's nimble and conditions for the shot were terrible.

    It did however make him duck his head.

    So apparently, he's seen somebody try to use a similar tactic against him. You BARELY got out of that one without getting hit.

    Something about the way his core moves has been nagging at you...

    >Give me a tactics roll. Target 40.
    >> Tanzen Nacht !!3nqQd1oD0ih 04/26/12(Thu)23:43 No.18878366
    Damn son if I ever saw someone pull badass outta hat and still miss the mark it's now.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:43 No.18878368
    can we lock this?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:43 No.18878375

    We should open up comms.
    "Step into my parlor..."
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:44 No.18878385
    rolled 23 = 23

    It's a 1d0, we can't use it.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:44 No.18878387
    rolled 54 = 54

    Watch me pull some Tactical Genius out here.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:44 No.18878388
    [nospoilersontg]it was a 1d0, I was trying to make a joke.[/nopenothappening]
    >> Asukafag 04/26/12(Thu)23:44 No.18878390
    rolled 10 = 10

    Luck, be a lady tonight
    Luck, be a lady tonight
    Luck, if you've ever been a lady to begin with,
    Luck, be a lady tonight
    >> AC-Guy 04/26/12(Thu)23:45 No.18878396

    >When you said that, I thought this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZAY-78zhmw
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:45 No.18878399

    Nailed it. Show tunes seem to be doing the trick again.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:46 No.18878415
    Hells the fuck yes. Though note everytime someone does that I cheer a bit.
    >> Asukafag 04/26/12(Thu)23:49 No.18878440
    Seems to only work for me if I use at least four lines.
    >> AC-Guy 04/26/12(Thu)23:52 No.18878485
    It hits you suddenly.

    Boosters. He's got really powerful booster units on his core. And looking around at the gathering dusk, you remember that it gets cold in the desert at night. DAMN cold. Thinking fast, you tap into the midair drone Laurie deployed during his fight. You activate it's thermals for the area, and lay it over your radar display.

    it's not a solid dot, but vivid, rapidly fading slashes from where he's been activating and cutting power to his thrusters. He's still a short step removed from being a damned ghost, but at least now you aren't flying completely blind.

    You take a moment to consider your options...

    [ ] Go right after him, take away his control over the fight's tempo.
    [ ] Fake him out, act like you're looking for him. try and hold the surprise as long as possible.
    [ ] Taunt him over the coms.
    [ ] Other.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:53 No.18878506
    [x] Fake him out, act like you're looking for him. try and hold the surprise as long as possible.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:53 No.18878508
    Fake out.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:54 No.18878525
    [x] Go right after him.

    No regrets.
    >> Asukafag 04/26/12(Thu)23:54 No.18878529
    Fake out.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:54 No.18878531
    Fake him out, we want our killing of him to be a incredibly quick kill out of fucking nowhere.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:54 No.18878534
    Fake him out. its unlikely he's used to people spotting him.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:55 No.18878540
    [X] Taunt him over the comms.
    We are Alex Raston, master Troll.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:55 No.18878550
    [x] Fake him out, act like you're looking for him. try and hold the surprise as long as possible.

    Save tipping our hand until that critical moment between a Karasawa shot and his ability to use the Moonlight.

    Unless there isn't one, I haven't gotten through most of AC5 yet.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:56 No.18878557
    Fake him out. Taunting stands a good chance of backfiring with the equipment he's got, and going after him makes us lose our only real advantage. If we can wait for an opening before we let loose, we might just stand a chance of winning this.

    What I wanna know is how the hell he's mounting all this stuff. That's gotta be a huge amount of drain he's running on for all that; actually running a Karasawa/Moonlight build is an incredibly difficult task in virtually every AC game, or at least all the ones I can think of.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:57 No.18878579
    [X] Fake him out, act like you're looking for him. try and hold the surprise as long as possible.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/12(Thu)23:58 No.18878593
    Heavyweight generator in an ultralight frame.
    It's always my favorite way to play.
    You'd be surprised how awesome an ultralight with dual-Moonlight is at wrecking shit up.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:01 No.18878641
    [x] Fake him out
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:06 No.18878706
    In other news, I feel like this is becoming our theme song.

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:06 No.18878717
    [X] Fake him out.

    >Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTajJ2Zf30w&feature
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)00:07 No.18878720
    You begin to move around, as though looking for him. First you go in the wrong direction, then you head right to him, then away. You slowly sweep alleyways looking for him. Watching your impromptu radar, you can see him moving in loose circles around you at about half speed, looking for an opening. Using it as a guide you can see him.

    Some part of you is reminded of a shark... or a hawk even. A long, lazy circle looking for the perfect opening.

    He opens up the coms.

    "Hey there Alex. Surprised you slipped my trap."

    "Me too, a little bit. Spotted what you were doing in time, thankfully."


    "I'm guessing somebody's tried that on you before?"

    "Couple times. It's actually a decent plan, if your opponent's never seen it before. Right easy to fuck up if you know what you're doing though."

    "Yeah. So where are you?"

    He laughs. "Like I'm just going to toss out my biggest edge like that."

    "I thought your biggest edge was your gun."

    "This lil ol' thing? Nah, it's hilariously powerful but it really only works good on the sly. You have to pick your shots, especially with the cool-down time and the low ammo count."

    "Giving out all your secrets now?"

    "Nah, just keeping you distracted while I line up my next shot."

    >Roll bluff, see if he's buying your act.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:07 No.18878726
    [ ] Fake him out, act like you're looking for him. try and hold the surprise as long as possible.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:08 No.18878750
    rolled 82 = 82

    das bluff
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:08 No.18878758
    rolled 17 = 17

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:08 No.18878762
    rolled 27 = 27

    I am the bluff master
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:08 No.18878765
    rolled 20 = 20


    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:09 No.18878788
    rolled 59 = 59


    I' m a bard, I got this shit.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:11 No.18878812
    We roughly have a 42. Should we lock?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:11 No.18878814
    rolled 59 = 59

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:12 No.18878822
    No, save the point.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:12 No.18878834
    I'd save the points for dodgan.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:13 No.18878841
    Save the point and hope he buys it.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)00:20 No.18878939
    rolled 66 = 66

    "You're bluffing." You say into the coms, a slight waiver creeping into your voice. "No Karasawa cools off that fast."

    "Heh. Who the hell said anything about my rifle?"

    Then you spot the move. He's put a bunch of those little grenades in the air again. Some sort of a staggered launch, meant to herd you. Looking at your radar, you see he's taking advantage of a nice wide street to one side to pick up some speed. When you dodge back, out of the way he plans to hit you in the open.

    Only problem is that put him in the open, in a straight line, headed right towards you.

    You boost back into the open street, and see him still a fair distance away. You'd give anything to see his face at that very moment.

    >Give me 2d100.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:21 No.18878944

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:22 No.18878959
    rolled 48, 73 = 121

    Rollan dem bones.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:22 No.18878961
    rolled 38, 73 = 111


    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:22 No.18878964
    rolled 55, 36 = 91

    Oh, god. Roll well, /tg/ dice.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:22 No.18878968

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:23 No.18878973
    [x] T-Pain
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:24 No.18878994
    [x] CRAZY IVAN

    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)00:25 No.18879005
    rolled 80, 25 = 105

    >Three d10, 1d12 please. I'll handle the hit location.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:26 No.18879012
    rolled 1, 3, 4 = 8

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:26 No.18879015
    rolled 9, 1, 2 + 1 = 13


    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:26 No.18879016
    rolled 1, 2, 7 = 10

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:26 No.18879020
    rolled 8 = 8

    A d10 for you sir.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:26 No.18879025
    rolled 12 = 12

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:27 No.18879026
    >guy with Moonlight blade

    I do not believe you fully grasp how badly that would end for us.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:27 No.18879027
    rolled 6 = 6

    You can only roll one size at a time.

    The d12
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:27 No.18879029
    rolled 12 = 12

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:27 No.18879030
    rolled 1 = 1

    1d12 here.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:27 No.18879037
    rolled 2 = 2

    heres the d12
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:28 No.18879061
    So, so glad you guys went first.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:28 No.18879064
    rolled 51 = 51

    Preemptive roll versus sync for EXPLODAN DICE.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)00:29 No.18879077

    >You made it. Give me another d12.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:30 No.18879086
    rolled 1 = 1

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:30 No.18879092
    rolled 8 = 8

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:31 No.18879102
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    >Flawless ambush plan
    >Leads to exploding dice
    >Against a confident Karalightfag
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)00:33 No.18879119
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    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:33 No.18879124
    This fucking quest guys, never stops exciting me. Holy shit a quest thread hasn't been this good since Void Quest.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:34 No.18879134
    rolled 2 = 2

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:40 No.18879184
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    >all these rolls
    >AC Guy hasn't posted again
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:41 No.18879191

    Looks like 21 total damage. Blackjack in Vegas, bitches.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:41 No.18879192
    He's got a lot of beatdown to type up.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:43 No.18879208
    Plus 80 and 25 for hit locations >>18879005
    I'd guess a back up weapon and one of the main ones.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:47 No.18879254
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:48 No.18879267
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    >AC Guy finally posts
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:49 No.18879275

    Someone needs to get him a new computer. Anyone have a spare netbook they can ship to Alaska?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:49 No.18879277
    Oh man, if we broke that guy's Karasawa...

    I don't know how much Karas cost (in this universe anyway), but I can't help feeling like even if he wins, he's not coming out ahead on that score.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)00:52 No.18879293
    Your two guns blast into him. Your rifle does less damage than you hoped, but your beam cut a deep gouge in the side of his core. You didn't have time for a second shot, boosting out of the way before he could hit you with that blade.

    He spins, and his rifle flickers for a second, before his core starts powering down.

    "Shit," he grunts into the mic, obvious pain in his voice. "You win man, now back the hell off in case I can't quench the reactor before it goes critical."

    You heed his advice and back off to a safe distance. After a very tense ten seconds, he breaths a sigh of relief. "Shit. I'll need a new generator, but at least I'm not gonna go up in a mushroom cloud. Drag me back over to the tram will ya? Let's have a little chat on the way back to Vegas."
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)00:52 No.18879297

    You oblige him and within ten minutes, all the cores are locked down for transport, and you find yourself in a lounge on the tram looking at your three opponents faces for the first time.
    The one from the Tank AC that took down Dave's core is a taller, broadly-built man with a deep tan, and black wrap-around shades. The one who fought Laurie: About the same height, but with a lighter frame and somewhat paler skin, though not quite 'white'. Between them is the man you know only as Dervish thus far. He's a hair over six foot tall, and wearing the same basic jeans/t-shirt combo as his team-mates. His skin looks like he doesn't see enough sun, and he's got a sort of quiet calm intensity about him that reminds you uncomfortably of Nine-Ball as he looks over at you.

    "So, you managed to see me coming. How? I know for a fact I'm invisible to radar."

    "You think I knew where you were?"

    "I know it. You were already turning to face me when you hit the street. Only possible way you would've had time to line up a shot."

    "Fair waring," The Tank AC's pilot says. "If you don't tell him, mother-fuckers going to brood over it in the hangar until he figures out what went wrong."

    [ ] Tell him. He's been pretty cool so far, and something like that could get him killed in a real fight, besides, more friends are nice.
    [ ] Keep it to yourself, he's WAAAY too good to not want a hidden edge if you ever throw down again.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:54 No.18879307
    Man, what is up with us and blowing up reactors?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:55 No.18879314
    [X] Tell him.
    We could always use more bros.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:55 No.18879317
    I like these guys so far. Say that we'll tell him if they pick up the bar tab when we get those beers.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)00:55 No.18879320

    >I DON'T KNOW.

    >It doesn't matter WHERE that fucking moving target is, dice just fucking HOME IN on it.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:56 No.18879324
    May as well tell him besides, that just means we get to figure out new tricks for the possible next time. We also almost blew him up so there's that.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:56 No.18879325
    He's a cool dude
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/27/12(Fri)00:56 No.18879328
    Tell him
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:56 No.18879330
    [X] Tell him. He's been pretty cool so far, and something like that could get him killed in a real fight, besides, more friends are nice.

    However, demand that he's covering the tab on this drink outing before we reveal our vast and terrible secret.

    After he agrees just say three words.

    Cold night, boosters.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:57 No.18879333
    [x] Tell Him

    He really ought to know, just in case it comes up in the field.

    I suppose there is a small chance that using a drone one of our teammates left for us might be against arena rules, but we can always make an argument that they shoulda issued some kind of "drones out" call if that turns out to be the case.
    >> Tanzen Nacht !!3nqQd1oD0ih 04/27/12(Fri)00:57 No.18879335
    Friendship man, Friendship
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:58 No.18879339
    [x] Tell him. He's been pretty cool so far, and something like that could get him killed in a real fight, besides, more friends are nice.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)00:58 No.18879348
    [ ] Tell him. He's been pretty cool so far, and something like that could get him killed in a real fight, besides, more friends are nice.

    they're knocked out, right?
    so we don't have to worry about fighting them in this tournament again?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:02 No.18879376
    Like the attempted cockpit hit in the flashback prologue?

    Also, [x] Tell him
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:03 No.18879385
    Yup, we won. We each lost one guy due to sudden lack of limbs, and we broke the tie by taking down Dervish.

    And given our apparently reactor-seeking bullets, it's really fortunate that we're riding back to the city with him in the seat across from us, as opposed to in a cremation urn.
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)01:04 No.18879396
    Tell him.
    We need more bros, and anyone that good, it can only be god to have as an ally.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)01:10 No.18879464
    "You buying the first round?"

    "Sure. I was planning to offer anyway."

    "Thermals man. Desert night gets pretty chilly sometimes. with that booster array you lit up on the thermals like a Christmas tree."

    He looks thoughtful for a long moment and then nods. "Not the sort of thing that comes up often, and since we tested it during the day time, we didn't spot the issue. Rather obvious in retrospect.... Thermal dampeners. It'll cut the speed a bit, but it's already almost too fast to control. Better control, less chance of being detected." having apparently come to that decision, he relaxes and the almost suffocating tension in the room fades quickly. "So then. I don't think we were every properly introduced: I'm Mike. Mr Sunglasses at night here-" He indicates the pilot of the Tank AC "- Is also Mike. But we call him Steve, because I had the name first. The other one is Tony."

    "I don't even get a dismissive wave in my direction?"

    "You got your ass kicked in like 30 seconds, and apparently can't tell a man from a woman."

    "Alright, first look with no warning, would you know? Especially if they were introduced as 'Laurie'?"

    "Yep. Then again, i have spent a little too much time in the dark corners of the internet."

    You then introduce your team, and say they'll get to meet the rest when you got back to the Hangar.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:12 No.18879510
    Watch these three just be diehard Black Rocks hell-bent on destroying everything Hope ever stood for.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)01:13 No.18879517

    >Cut off the end of my post...

    [ ] Talk to them about their team.
    [ ] Talk to them about the Tourney.
    [ ] Talk to them about their cores getting wrecked.
    [ ] Just bullshit until the tram gets back to Vegas.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:14 No.18879534
    Talk bout their team
    >> Tenroseiken 04/27/12(Fri)01:14 No.18879545
    [X ] Just bullshit until the tram gets back to Vegas

    Bullshitting, We have NO reason to tell anyone else about hope.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:14 No.18879546
    [X] Talk to them about their team.
    Let's find out more about our new friends.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:15 No.18879550
    Well, if that happens, we've already proven that we can beat two of every three of them. I'm not dreadfully worried.

    Besides, playing arcade games and giving your opponents fair terms in an arena match doesn't exactly sound like classic bandit behavior.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:15 No.18879553
    [ ] Talk to them about their team.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:15 No.18879558
    Team, and possibly Tourney if you don't mind extending this a bit. In this business, you need all the friends you can get, and these guys seem like good friends to have.

    No reason to gloat. It could have easily gone the other way.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:15 No.18879568
    are these guys professional gladiators or mercs like us?

    Their rigs seem sort of optimized for mercs
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:16 No.18879581
    [x]Their Team

    Curiosity never hurt anyone what wasn't a cat, I always say.
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)01:16 No.18879585
    I want to know what their deal is.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:34 No.18879775
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)01:43 No.18879867
    "So, what's your guy's story?" You ask.

    "How so?"

    "Like, how did you guys meet?"

    "Well, we're all from Alaska originally. We knew each other coming out the ass end of High School. These two went and joined the local military, ended up as Wolves operating out of the Brooks Range."

    You nod. After the world went to shit, people just started caring less and less about Alaska. It took the remnants of communist China trying to conquer it to kick-start some global reactions.

    They landed on the North slope, trying to seize control of the Oil-Fields for their people. The various Oil companies invested in the area knew that if they lost this it would be their collective death bell. When the U.S. Federal Government refused to get involved due to the ground not really being 'worth it' in this new world where you could put a reactor on a truck and provide reliable power cheap and for almost a century.

    Big Oil fucking LOST it, got their hands on some of the best Core tech of the day, and built 15 mechs, which they staffed with former Air force and Navy pilots with the Alaskan Governor's permission. They went north and rapidly destroyed the small Chinese fleet, and the Alaska took it's new cheap reliable power and vast mineral resources and told the rest of the U.S. to fuck off and seceded from the union.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)01:44 No.18879876

    Two days later, the same Team of pilots, now formally known as the "Alaska Wolf Pack" repelled the small Navy probe meant to scare them back in. When Canada made their play to claim the ground their offense was not only halted, but ended with the Border pushed back so that most of Yukon territory belongs to them now.

    The Wolf Pack is today known as THE BEST dedicated Core unit in the world, due to their insane training standards. They don't even let you apply unless you're a rated B rank.

    "Anyway, I was actually doing humanitarian work when a bunch of Ice Devils, Think Black-Rock: only after their warm cuddly side had been frozen off, showed up in the Village I was in, and took everybody to make sure their gene-pool stayed diverse. They were more or less planning to RAPE the next generation out of us. First night there I cut myself loose, and find out the ONLY CORE THEY HAD was unguarded. So I stole it, and thanks to a naturally high synch rate, was able to pilot it well enough to kill them and save my fellow captives. They made me an honorary pack member for my efforts, and let me keep the Mech. Bout a year later, everything's quieted down, and the three of us were never really ones for the quiet life. So we skipped down here with another friend of ours with a natural talent for piloting and running tac-net and started trying to make some bank."

    "How's that been working out?"

    "Damned decent. We managed to get some solid cores together, and put almost three million away for a rainy day. Shit, if these things weren't so expensive to run we could almost retire."
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)01:45 No.18879898

    >Sorry that took so long, didn't realize how much typing there was there until I already did it.

    [ ] Tourney.
    [ ] Other team-mate.
    [ ] Their cores.
    [ ] Bullshit.
    >> Snaps 04/27/12(Fri)01:47 No.18879921
    >[X] Tourney.
    We still don't really know that much about it
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:47 No.18879923
    Cores. Something tells me their reactor isn't standard tech. Besides, we might learn something, right?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:47 No.18879925
    [X] Tourney.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:48 No.18879933
    [X] Other. Team Mo Betta? Really?
    >Although we don't have much room to talk...
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:49 No.18879944
    Yeah, bullshit.

    You call having a fucking Karasawa and a Moonlight just "solid". You are seriously not telling me something important.
    >> Tanzen Nacht !!3nqQd1oD0ih 04/27/12(Fri)01:49 No.18879946
    I'm willing to say we probably have less room to talk.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)01:52 No.18879983
    >Need to go AFK for a touch.
    >> Snaps 04/27/12(Fri)01:52 No.18879990
    You throw out one joke name to make the one you really want seem better and then everyone goes for the joke...
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)01:53 No.18879993
    A Karasawa and a Moonlight isn't just "decent".
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)01:57 No.18880034
    I think he meant 'bullshit' as in 'talk bullshit', not 'call bullshit on his 'decent' core'.

    I mean, the Karasawa wasn't top-tier in Armored Core 3 (especially Nexus) and in AC5 it's kind of impractical. The Moonlight is a more open and shut case, though. It's possible these weapons are more prolific in this universe than the games, so he might not be lying. And this IS a very skilled special forces team, not just some run-of-the-mill core squad like we had at Hope.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:01 No.18880074
    That said, I still want to talk about their Cores, though, so put me down for that I guess...or rather, don't change my vote and/or interpret these guys by what they mean instead of what the option was intended to be.
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)02:03 No.18880104
    Yeah, that makes sense.
    >[x] Their cores
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/27/12(Fri)02:07 No.18880145
    Other team mate.

    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)02:07 No.18880146
    "So how about them cores? They strike me as a tad more than decent."

    "How so?"

    "Well first off a NEW Karasawa cost's damn near a million dollars. Even used and in good shape would cost a fair bit. And that sword's clearly a Moonlight variant, and CUSTOM work. We haven't even gotten to the fact that it apparently has a reactor strong enough to power both while keeping you dancing on that hilariously overpowered booster array."

    He's silent for a moment. "It's not the full and complete truth, but it IS more or less true. We're basically just sell-swords here trying to make some money. There's other things..... but frankly, I just don't know you lot well enough to talk about them."

    [ ] Fair enough.
    [ ] NOPE.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:08 No.18880161
    Fair enough.

    We'll ask again once he's got some liquor in him.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:09 No.18880170
    [x] Fair Enough.

    No sense pushing him about it.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:10 No.18880181
    Fair enough. We all have stuff we don't like talking about.

    How many more rounds are in the Tourney and are we guaranteed any dosh from this one win?
    >> Klein Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:11 No.18880189
    How am I just now only noticing this thread? I blame work.
    I gotta ask if there is anyone on AC5 for 360.
    I can't find a team for anything
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)02:11 No.18880190

    >Several, and NOPE.
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/27/12(Fri)02:13 No.18880207
    Me and Ac guy, and Tazen Nacht.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)02:14 No.18880221

    >If you set Alaska as a base, you could join Nachtmaren.

    >Not sure about other people, but I set that open invitation out there a while ago.
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)02:14 No.18880225
    Fair enough
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:16 No.18880239
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    Yes indeed. Gonna do that right now
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/27/12(Fri)02:18 No.18880264
    I guess I should say welecome to the team?
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)02:19 No.18880278
    "Fair enough I guess. We've all got secrets."

    He nods sagely, and then notes that the Tram is getting close to Vegas. He has some techs take their suits to his Hangar, and gives you an address for a bar to meet him at in about half an hour.

    You meanwhile...

    [ ] Get the suits transported back to the hangar.
    [ ] Check on who you're fighting next round, let Ari coordinate the loading.
    [ ] Tell Ari to take the cores back to the Hangar, you've got business to attend to.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:20 No.18880283

    Ty, Gamertag RageQuitMosh

    Also agree, we should wait till they've got a few drinks in them
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:21 No.18880297
    Check on who we're fighting next round. We're going to be giving Ari more responsibility and see how she handles it.

    Once we know who we're up against we can talk shop with Mo Betta about them while drunk. Drunken sounding boards are the best advice one can get.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:21 No.18880304

    Check out our future competition.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:21 No.18880305
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:21 No.18880308
    >[ ] Check on who you're fighting next round, let Ari coordinate the loading.

    We have important team leader planning and strategery to attend to. Pleb shit like making sure our incredibly expensive equipment is safely handled is for rookies.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:23 No.18880317
    [X] Check on who you're fighting next round, let Ari coordinate the loading.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:23 No.18880322

    Screening is still up, would need to approved.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)02:24 No.18880329

    >I'll do my bit as soon as we get to the next 'Wat Do'.
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)02:25 No.18880335
    Check on the competition.
    Intel is good, and we should give Ari more responsibility to see how she deals with it.
    >> Tanzen Nacht !!3nqQd1oD0ih 04/27/12(Fri)02:25 No.18880336
    what he said
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:25 No.18880339
    [x] T-Pain
    >> Zoid Mother !4R91sg9LEA 04/27/12(Fri)02:26 No.18880351
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    [X]Check on who you're fighting next round, let Ari coordinate the loading

    (sup, Guy. Gonna try an power through your archives)
    >> Snaps 04/27/12(Fri)02:28 No.18880364
    >[X] Check on who you're fighting next round, let Ari coordinate the loading.
    Oh, now everybody is suddenly all interested in gaining advanced intel. Well I guess that's something
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/27/12(Fri)02:28 No.18880366
    Cant approve till later tonight.

    then if your still on I'll blow you up a few times.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:33 No.18880396
    I'm excited, I've been using a merc build though, which is more just a little bit of everything. Oh noes, that enemy is strong against my laser rifle. Good thing I have a HEAT Howitzer and chain gun then. Oh? You have a shield? That's cute, let me introduce you to my main squeeze Ms. Moonlight...
    Hidden dice rolls for Ari messing something up? Let's hope competence wins out.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)02:34 No.18880407
    You hand off responsibility of loading your cores off onto your little sister. And bless her heart, she thinks it's a step up instead of grunt work.

    Ah well, always time to crush her dreams later.

    The three of you walk over to the Tourney board and see that your opponent for the next round are either going to be the Barnwhisky Bandits or.... the Tunnel Snakes? You idly wonder if they're at all connected to those thugs you chased off Cass the other night.

    Getting a look over their load-outs, the Bandits are covered in giant ass guns, and the Snakes seem to be mostly close-quarters specialists.

    After gleaning this much, your sister tells you that the cores are loaded. Getting back to the transport you see they're also loaded correctly.

    She works fast.

    You see your mother approaching you with Elsie, and Mooch not far behind them, already curing up a storm at the repair work he's going to have to do.

    "Alex," Your mother says "Are you three alright?"

    It occurs to you that she's probably never seen Mech combat in person like that.

    [ ] We're fine.
    [ ] It's all good. People pull punches in the Arena.
    [ ] Dave got it worse than me.
    [ ] We won. That's good enough.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:37 No.18880438
    [ ] We're fine.
    >> Snaps 04/27/12(Fri)02:37 No.18880445
    >[X] We're fine.
    close enough anyway
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)02:38 No.18880446
    >Logging into AC5 to approve a guy.
    >Have to remind myself that it's only for a minute.
    >Must... resist urge..... to ignore quest...
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:38 No.18880452
    We're fine.

    We could do with some cookies though, a nice plate full of gingersnaps.
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)02:39 No.18880454
    It's all good. People pull punches in the Arena.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:43 No.18880493
    Dave got it worse then me.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:50 No.18880540
    [x] We're fine.

    I mean, comparatively speaking, it's not even a lie. We really do face worse odds (in regards to our physical health, at least) with alarming regularity.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)02:52 No.18880554
    "We're fine. Come on, that was nothing compared to hat normally happens to me out there."

    She relaxes slightly, but you can see she's still tense. She never really was FOR you joining the Militia. Now that she's seen what a mech fight actually looks like...

    "Alright." She says. "What're you doing now?"

    "Getting the cores transported back to the hangar for repairs. Mine's more or less fine, but Laurie's got some dings and Dave...." You look at the legs. Dave never clocks in below a 45. That HAD to suck. "Dave needs a little more repair work."

    "And a stiff drink." Your mother looks a little shocked at this.

    "It's alright, I'll make sure he's sober in time for the next round." You interject, not quite reading her properly.

    "Alright...." she says. "I'll be sure to catch the next match on TV. Zack probably needs my help organizing volunteers." She then walks to the car you drove here in, and gets a ride with Morgan who says she'll meet the rest of the team at the base.

    As you climb onto the transport, Elsie grabs you and pulls you to one side. "She's worried."

    "Yeah. I don't think she really understood what it was we did back in Hope."

    She looks at you, like she wants to say something. Then she seems to think better of it, and turns to walk away.

    [ ] Let her go, get on the Bus.
    [ ] Stop her, ask her what's up.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:52 No.18880558
    Dont you do it man. Be strong.
    [x] It's all good. People pull punches in the Arena.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:53 No.18880562
    >[X] Stop her, ask what's up.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:54 No.18880568

    Ask her whats wrong.
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)02:54 No.18880569
    Stop her and ask what's up.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:54 No.18880574
    [X] Stop her, ask her what's up.

    We should assuage her worries and get our mother to make ginger snaps.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)02:55 No.18880576
    [x] Stop her

    There's a fine line between letting unpleasant matters lie until the right time and failing to get pertinent info when it's needed. Let's not cross it.
    >> Snaps 04/27/12(Fri)02:57 No.18880586
    >[X] Stop her, ask her what's up.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:01 No.18880617
    Stop her ask her whats wrong.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)03:12 No.18880715
    "Hey." You gently put a hand on her shoulder as she starts to walk away. "Something's bothering you. Talk to me El."

    She stops for a minute and then turns around. "It's just.... the way your mother looked at us there. It's not something we really think about but... look at us. We're hardened combat veterans? We Pilot giant kill-bots ten times our size? It's not something that ever came up back in hope, but we're 19. Normally people our age are worrying about things like finding a first real job and moving out of their parents house. We're performing hits and pit fighting to support a bunch of refugees because our home got blown the fuck up. I'm just starting to wonder if we can even handle it. Laurie's already had two near breakdowns, I have trouble sleeping, Mooch's fucking toned down his game to the point where he can almost pass as a normal human being.... and I think it's getting you worst of all. I mean, the colonists are leaning on us for support, and we're all leaning on you to lead us. And looking at the arena fight... you're controlling it better, but you've been flying like you've got a deathwish."
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)03:13 No.18880719

    She steps in and hold you. "It's pointless is all. I mean, we can't just stop. We're the only thing keeping these people from starving right now. We have to do this. I just... wish it were different. Which is why I wasn't going to say anything. I mean, what kind of a selfish bitch would I have to be to just up and walk away from this? You've had it twice as bad as me, and you haven't even wavered except maybe once. Now we're dragging other people into it. Your sister, what ever Cass' deal is, Josh's been working on sorting something out to try and get more aid in here. And apparently there's some sort of a conspiracy thing? and Super-talented mercs and assassins from all over are showing up here? I just.... sorry." She says pulling away, and then climbing into her seat.

    After a moment, you follow.

    >What say?
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/27/12(Fri)03:14 No.18880723
    >Postin via kindle

    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:19 No.18880756

    I'm at a loss, really I am. Yes we are young and all that, yes there are enemies that are trying to kill us for reasons we can't fathom, and yes the best of the best are congregating at Vegas. The last one we may be able to use to our advantage if we need friends or it might convince who ever is after us to back off.

    The being young and having to deal with all this, honestly would you be any better off 10, 20, 30 years older than now at having your home blown up?
    >> Mooch !!3IQ4IZVsitx 04/27/12(Fri)03:20 No.18880763
    Listen elsie i know shit is really fucked up right now babe. And it might seem like im flying crazy. But truth be told it seems all the bad asses are comin after me. Yes i know i seem like i have a death wish but i dont. I just stepped up my game to defend the things i love and cherish. I want to survive this entire ordeal elsie. And to do that i need to fly better. I want to survive. Live on to be a loving husband and hopefully a great father. I love you elsie.
    >> Snaps 04/27/12(Fri)03:22 No.18880778
    I like this answer so much
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:22 No.18880782
    Give her a hug.

    You're right, we've been handed one hell of a responsibility. We didn't deserve this, no one deserves what we've been handed, but we don't have a choice. People depend on us so we shoulder the burden because we're the ones who can. If any of us slips the rest of us help them back up. It's a shitty situation that we're stuck with. We just have to square our shoulders and keep on walking.

    I couldn't do this without you, you might not notice sometimes but I rely on you. The people who need help gets me out of bed in the morning, but you're the reason I am able to go home and sleep peacefully. Knowing that what I care for and everything that I protect is safe.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:24 No.18880789
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:25 No.18880800
    Oh good. To be honest for a while now I've been worried that this whole thing seemed a bit off but I didn't want to be the one to mention it. Elsie I'm scared shitless by all of this. Nothing is the same everythings changed I know that as soon as I stop and really think about all of this its finally going to catch up to me and I'm not sure I can handle it all yet. Just, just take it one day at a time y'know? Things stay simple then work jobs, get money, cuddle bitches, and don't think too hard. At the end of the day I know I'm changing but I can't help it. But hey on the topic of 19 year olds who the hell wouldn't love to pilot giant robots for a living eh?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:29 No.18880824
    A humble submission for the essay contest here:

    "You're right, El. It's madness, what we're doing. What's been happening. It's completely fucking mental. Some days I swear it's like God or Satan or whoever is personally out to get us.

    I mean, Laurie and Dave's little episodes, Ari trying to fly combat missions, all these god damned ninjas...and Hope. Christ, I don't think a day has gone by where I haven't thought, 'Maybe if I'd done this differently, maybe Hope would still be standing. Maybe if I'd just pushed it harder, I could have saved all those people, even if it meant my life.'

    And you're right. I have been flying like a damn maniac. Maybe some part of me has come a little loose; I certainly wouldn't rule it out, for me or for any of us. But I'll tell you one thing right now; I'm not going to die any time soon. Not if I have any say in it. There's plenty of fight left in me for everybody who has a problem with us to have a slice, spies and ninjas and bandits alike.

    Besides, I wouldn't go and get myself killed and leave my friends and family alone. Especially not you."
    >> Snaps 04/27/12(Fri)03:29 No.18880826
    rolled 2 = 2


    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)03:29 No.18880833
    I'm gonna have to go with this.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:29 No.18880834

    This oh dear god this
    >> Throne 04/27/12(Fri)03:30 No.18880838
    ding ding ding
    >> Mooch !!FxfDsjeTrZo 04/27/12(Fri)03:31 No.18880848
    ........lets see wat people chose

    Oh darn lovey dovey stuff
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:32 No.18880852

    I like this'n.
    >> Snaps 04/27/12(Fri)03:37 No.18880889
    Really no bad choices here
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)03:38 No.18880896
    I pick one and then a better one gets posted!
    Changing to this!
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)03:39 No.18880906
    >Realize I'm hungry.
    >Wonder why.
    >'Oh, it's because it's 11:30 and I haven't eaten since six p.m. yesterday.'
    >Go make plate of food.
    >Savor the making of delicious food stuffs.
    >Get plate ready, turn around, trip over cat.
    >Plate-o-food lands upside down in the kitchen.
    >Fuck my life.
    >Go get paper-towels, come back.

    >So yeah, I'm gonna go FLIP OUT for just a moment, take your time refining your answer.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:41 No.18880925
    Am I the only one who feels like Alex is really adapting better then people give him credit for? Emotionally at least? He seems to be kind of hyper focused at times, but as far as piloting goes, At least it seems to me like he rather...Enjoys might be a strong word, but adapts well to it.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:42 No.18880926
    Ouch. I know every one of those feels, bro; well do I know the wages of cat ownership.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:44 No.18880942
    I agree I think he does love piloting his giant robot, its just that theres so much shit going on not outside of the robot as well thats fucking with him.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)03:47 No.18880962

    >It's not even MY cat!
    >It's my sisters, that she left behind when she moved to Colorado.
    >Said cat then got pregnant and saddled us with FOUR MORE CATS.
    >And this cat is fucking evil or something. She can pick locks and open doors.
    >I have a cat. She's sweet and fluffy and cuddly. She also spends 90% of her timing hiding in my bedroom because every time psycho-bitch cat sees her, SHE ATTACKS.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:48 No.18880964
    It helps that Alex has all his friends and family to cling to and rely on. And despite some mishaps with Laurie, he's pretty reliable for them, too.

    Without them, Alex might well be broken. But we owe it to them, and the last survivors of Hope, to keep going.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)03:48 No.18880967
    >So.... ranting aside, have you guys decided on an answer?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:49 No.18880976
    Yes! Thats what I mean! everyone seems to think he's going to crack under the combat, but it's really the responsibilities and people worrying about him and assassins and such that are bothering him. guy just wants to smash robots and stuff.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:50 No.18880989
    It's difficult man, we have a couple good responses which we like, and we want to somehow construct a super-response with all of the good parts, but it isn't particularly easy to smoosh them toegether like that.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:51 No.18880993

    Is this the same cat who set fire to your couch?
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)03:52 No.18881003

    >That was a dog.
    >> ClericMan 04/27/12(Fri)03:52 No.18881005
    Nah man i'm pretty sure that was some ones dog he was looking after dog
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)03:55 No.18881025

    >You know what? Fuck domesticated animals.

    >I ever get another pet, it's going to be something actually naturally TAME and AWESOME.

    >Like a Pangolin. Pangolins get all the bitches.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:55 No.18881029
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    Oh my fuck this is brilliant how many of these things are there, and what are they called in the archive?

    This is the most fun I've had reading a quest since... fuck, Ruby.

    >way emboors
    We are agreed, captcha. This IS way emboors
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:57 No.18881044
    I'm putting down my vote for this one.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)03:57 No.18881046

    >Archives are linked in the OP.
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)03:57 No.18881048
    OP has the archive link in it.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:57 No.18881049
    All of them except 14 are in a link on the top of the page with the tag AC Quest, 14 is mistagged and is under Armored Core Quest.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)03:59 No.18881059
    Well, damn, don't I look like a shithead.

    Anyone know a good system for hard, crunchy, AC-like tabletop games? Battletech can't handle anything that moves faster than a tractor, and Mekton explodes into chunky bits if you look at it funny. (Also, you pay for missile ammo reload with XP. What the fucking fuck.)
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:00 No.18881072
    Just hug her. No words!
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)04:01 No.18881075
    AC-Guy is actually working on one, with this Quest as an Alpha of sorts for certain elements.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:01 No.18881076

    >There is the system I'm developing right now, and using to run this quest.

    >There's a crunch thread live here: >>18820079
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:01 No.18881079

    Good news! AC-Guy may be releasing one At Some Point in the unspecified future!

    Also, BTech mechs really aren't *that* slow. They're just slow compared to, y'know, Gundams and shit, which are absurdly mobile.
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)04:05 No.18881101
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    Yeah, my first Mekton game I didn't notice that rule during creation, so I made a Missile Spam build because Macross fan.
    My face when I had that pointed out.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:05 No.18881103
    I think this one's the winner, if not might as well roll for it.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:07 No.18881109

    >Works for me. Give me a sec, I think my blood pressure's finally dropped below 'fire hose' again.
    >> Mooch !!FxfDsjeTrZo 04/27/12(Fri)04:07 No.18881113
    Oh ac guy bout the website. Hope to talk to you bout that on sunday.

    Shit happend
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:09 No.18881123
    Mekton's really just awful on every level. I'm not the world's biggest BTech fan, but I like my mechs to be more mobile and smaller than your typical BattleMech, so it's a difference of opinion - and BTech does what it sets out to do quite well. Fluff and style aside, BTech is a good game.

    Mekton...not so much. It doesn't so much have bad fluff as no real fluff to speak of, and the system doesn't really work for what it seems to want to do. In terms of published stuff, Armored Core-style mechs are completely cold and other Japanese-styled mechs are underrepresented, often relegated to dire supplements like Mecha Crusade or that one for Mutants & Masterminds.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:15 No.18881138
    Let's say I wanted to run Mekton because my players are comfortable with it. Could I nail it down with houserules? Ban Burst above 2(?), and maybe Recharge 0 (or whatever the one is that lets you use it every other turn), and make the XP-buying for missiles just for buying extra shots per chance to reload?

    Or just tell them to man up, and refluff Battletech?
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:18 No.18881157
    You slowly settle into the seat next to her. After a long moment you respond.

    "You're right, El. It's madness, what we're doing. What's been happening. It's completely fucking mental. Some days I swear it's like God or Satan or whoever is personally out to get us."

    You make some vaguely exasperated hand gestures as you continue. "I mean, Laurie and Dave's little episodes, Ari trying to fly combat missions, all these god damned ninjas...and Hope. Christ, I don't think a day has gone by where I haven't thought, 'Maybe if I'd done this differently, maybe Hope would still be standing. Maybe if I'd just pushed it harder, I could have saved all those people, even if it meant my life.'"

    You let out a deep sigh as she leans into you before you continue. "You're right. I have been flying like a damn maniac. Maybe some part of me has come a little loose; I certainly wouldn't rule it out, for me or for any of us. But I'll tell you one thing right now; I'm not going to die any time soon. Not if I have any say in it. There's plenty of fight left in me for everybody who has a problem with us to have a slice, spies and ninjas and bandits alike."

    You pull one arm around her as you go on. "Besides, I wouldn't go and get myself killed and leave my friends and family alone." She looks up at you as you finish. "Especially not you."

    You punctuate the rant with a kiss.

    She lets out a deep sigh. "Yeah. This whole things sucks. Maybe one day, we can leave this shit behind. Right now though.... I'm just glad you're the one trying to steer all this shit and not me. I don't think I could do it."

    "You also didn't think you could dance. You're a lot more capable than you give yourself credit for."
    >> Asukafag 04/27/12(Fri)04:20 No.18881163
    Yeah, I really wish I knew of a system for Macross-style awesomeness that wasn't horridly broken.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:20 No.18881164

    >Looking back, I really should have put 'god damned ninjas' in ALL CAPS when I edited that to fit the format better.

    >I REALLY should've.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:23 No.18881182

    >*mumble grumble*

    >When I'm done with AC I'm probably going to start playing with the idea of making a 'Zoids' system. I was reading the Wiki and I had some cool Ideas for ones that weren't even in there, and it would probably be easier than making this in a lot of ways.

    >If and when I finish THAT I'll consider something in the styling of Macross/Robotech, assuming I don't kill myself or somebody doesn't beat me to it.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:23 No.18881186
    There is that Giant Guardian Generation, might be on /rs/, but I've never tried it myself.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:25 No.18881201
    >twelve years from now
    Okay, guys, I know I'm still not quite finished with the VOTOM thing, but I've been wanting to stat up Full Metal Panic stuff for a while now.

    AC-Guy, Zoids is probably close enough to Macross/Armored Core that you can use a catch-all. Just take a step back, and try not to crush yourself with work.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:29 No.18881217
    If we're including homebrews, there's also that Lunar Reckoning thing which was mentioned in the crunch thread.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:29 No.18881218

    >But if I MAKE them separate things, I can sell TWICE THE BOOKS!

    >I wonder if this is how it feels to be Monte Cook...

    >In all seriousness though, no. No it isn't. The tone, feel and style is totally different for all three. Besides, I actually have an idea for how I would do a Zoids system.

    >It involves DICEPOOLS.
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    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:31 No.18881229
    Aww yeah.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:31 No.18881233
    Monte Cook's Armored Core.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:32 No.18881239
    Okay. Well, keep it simple-ish, then? We'd rather see several well-refined, rules-light systems, or one refined, rules-heavy system than a Frankensteinein mass of poorly-tested abominations.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:32 No.18881241
    Everybody loves Dice Pools. They're pretty damn cool.

    Going for a TN, successes or something more esoteric like Roll and Keep or ORE's matching system?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:34 No.18881245
    Maybe he's going for...

    Yeah, no, AC-Guy isn't that stupid.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:35 No.18881251
    The cores pull into the hangar, and Ken's already on the phone ordering a new set of legs for Dave to be delivered. Pretty soon the whole hangar is hopping and buzzing, getting to work patching up the cores for round two.

    You make sure everything is squared away, and get the team together. Mooch can do the finishing touches later. You want to take full advantage of the fact that the drinks are on somebody else. Plus, if you bring Ari along, you don't have to be the designated driver.

    >This seems like a good stopping place. Didn't run as LATE as usual, but we DID get an early start, so it all adds up in the end.

    >I'll stick around and talk a bit in the after-thread/crunch thread if you guys want.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:36 No.18881263
    You know, most people would consider it highly irresponsible to be taking their underaged little sister to a bar.

    Ah, hell. Go with it. We've all been through enough and we're barely older than she is, anyway.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:37 No.18881268
    Sweet. I'd like to talk about these fan-systems some more.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:39 No.18881278

    I actually have no idea what Poker Dice are.


    Something like how Shadowrun/WoD works, successes and exploding successes, etc.

    Maybe it's because I'm biased, but those are how I was introduced to dice-pools and thus have always been the way I see as the 'correct' way of doing things.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:40 No.18881283

    The more horrifying implications once again sail over the readers heads.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:41 No.18881291
    /d/ - Dice
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:41 No.18881295

    I.... what?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:44 No.18881318
    /tg/ isn't unaware of the implications, we're /d2/, for God's sake. We're just ignoring them because this quest is amazing.

    >one guy speaking for an entire board of 4chan.
    This won't end badly at all.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:46 No.18881333
    lolpokerdice is a mocking name for "Framewerk", the dice pool system from Cthulhutech.
    The system uses d10s and success is based on either the single highest dice rolled or the sum of the highest sum of multiples of dice rolled or the sum of the highest straight of dice rolled (e.g. 4 5 6) hence the poker dice moniker.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:46 No.18881337
    No, that's /d2/ - Coins & Numismatics.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:47 No.18881350

    No, I mean what the hell does /d/ have to do with the fact that Ari drives like one of the Ree?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:48 No.18881367
    Incest. Or is that an /h/ thing? I forget.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:50 No.18881386
    It really doesn't.

    I think that we just have dirty minds so whenever the word implications appears we jump to the most perverted possibility available or just assume it's perverted and pretend we understand what it is. It's how we're wired.

    For Zoids, when you get to it, just remember that MOLGA STRONG. That is my one request.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:50 No.18881389
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    Where the hell was that even implied?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:50 No.18881390
    I'd rather she drive than Mooch. That said, it's entirely possible that Ari *won't* get us and most of Vegas killed when she drives us home. Probably.

    Also, I believe that the /d/ stuff was either incest or date-rape related. What's Ari's Save vs. Royhpnol?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:51 No.18881402
    ...yeah, it's almost 5 AM here. Can you tell?
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:52 No.18881409
    [spoilersdontworkontg]We're taking our underaged sister to a bar to get drunk for the first time. We just had a tender moment, she's naive, and Mom's away. This is the internet.

    I bet somebody is already fapping.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:52 No.18881410
    The size of our mech.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:53 No.18881416
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    That will never be relevant.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:53 No.18881418
    Given that she'll be with two groups of hardcore AC pilots, and not drinking anything alcoholic because she's our younger sister and driving, I doubt that anyone is going to attempt anything. They'll either be killed then and there or their house will be reduced to its foundation. Mo Betta might ask if they can help, they're nice folks like that.
    >> Throne 04/27/12(Fri)04:54 No.18881425
    I fap as a default response to AC-Quest threads anyway.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:54 No.18881430

    In character, you were going to bring her along so YOU didn't have to be sober.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 04/27/12(Fri)04:55 No.18881438
    rolled 87 = 87

    >What's Ari's Save vs. Royhpnol?
    Better question would be: What's Dave's (or whoever would be responsable) save vs. Brotherly Rage Induced Homicide?

    Also, I don't need to bring it up, but I can't help it. I'm glad there weren't any idiot decisions made like what was done in MSQ tonight. 'Cause damnit, I mad.
    >> AC-Guy 04/27/12(Fri)04:56 No.18881447
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    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)04:57 No.18881452
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    Welcome to 4chan. Enjoy your stay.
    >> Anonymous 04/27/12(Fri)05:13 No.18881544
    Was I the only one to notice that
    >Mooch can do the finishing touches later.
    probably means that Mooch will do the fine tuning while drunk?

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