You are the voices in Scout Commander Scott Yellowman's head. You can tell him to do things and exert a moderate amount of influence on his actions.You must guide the veteran soldier as he attempts to make it through an inter-dimensional death race with the promise of a powerful artifact as the prize. An artifact that has the power to send him home. Entering the portal to the first stage of the race, you, Yellowman, and a Zoq-Fot-Pik named Fat-Fot-Pot are falling through time and space towards your destination.Insanity and the whims of fate hammer you at every turn in...YELLOWMAN QUEST!Last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24079231/Your current companion is Fat-Fot-Pot. With your current Leadership, you may have ONE companion.
Yellowman Stats:Unspent Points: 0Strength: 2Health: 2Dexterity: 3Intelligence: 3Willpower: 2Perception: 4Charisma: 3Leadership: 1Wounds/HP: 3(5) (Number of injuries Yellowman can sustain without being incapacitated.)Survivor Points: 3 (Spendable points that allow a reroll with a bonus equal to Willpower on failed rolls that endanger Yellowman or an ally.)Dumb Luck Points: 1(Spendable points that allow a reroll on anything.)Skills:Starship Pilot: 2Computers/Hacking: 4Stealth: 6Investigation: 5Pistols/Sidearms: 5Rifles/Longarms: 3Heavy Weapons: 1Throw: 3Hand to Hand: 2Melee: 2Bluff: 4Repair/Engineering: 5Comm/Scan: 2Lore: 5Traits:Unnatural Survivor: Allows accumulation and spending of Survivor Points.Stubborn: Grants +10 bonus to rolls made to resist mental influence of any kind.Tactical Redeployment: Grants a +20 bonus to rolls made to escape or flee from combat. Grants +10 bonus to rolls made to move around in combat.
>>24134960Gear:'Statler': A gauss pistol modified to accept enchanted rounds. Good at penetrating armor, with magic bullets offering additional effects. Twelve round magazine. “It's an old gun that likes to tear into things. Seemed appropriate.”'Waldorf': A light plasma pistol modified to work with a power-recharger. Deals heavy damage to soft targets and things vulnerable to fire. Forty-shot battery. “Sick burn.”Scout Combat Suit: An armored jumpsuit that can accept add-ons and modifications. Currently has reactive force-shields installed. Grants extra Wounds. Has Ablative Armor and Magnetic Grappler upgrades.Power Recharger: A conversion device capable of hooking into any power outlet with sufficient energy to provide recharging to shields or certain energy weapons.Gummer-Brand Survival Kit: A top of the line survival kit with most of the supplies you'd need to survive for a period of time in the wilderness. Comes with a supply of MREs. “It tastes like toilet paper.” “That IS the toilet paper.”Reality Emitter Mk.3: Reliable protection from all sorts of things that just don't make sense. Modified to also emit a Gellar Field and protective wards, providing additional defenses against demonic entities.1 RR-1 Plasma Rifle.1 SULC.Electronic toolkit (Makeshift)Narrator's TomeFireman Flash DriveDamaged Comm Headset.Buffet Rations x3.Ammunition:2 Magazines of normal Gauss Ammunition.1 Magazine of Shocking Gauss Ammunition. ( 9/12 Doubles damage against shielded targets)60 MFCs
>>24134974Fat-Fot-Pot:Strength: 0Health: 5Dexterity: 7Intelligence: 3Willpower: 1Perception: 4Charisma: 1Wounds/HP: 3Skills:Starship Pilot: 1Computers/Hacking: 1Stealth: 10Investigation: 5Repair/Engineering: 3Comm/Scan: 15Traits/Abilities:Fat: The plant self of Fat-Fot-Pot can secrete a syrupy secretion capable of healing injuries. Twice per session, Fat-Fot-Pot can cure 1 Wound if an active companion.Fot: The spider-like creature self of Fat-Fot-Pot is capable of separating himself from the trio, leaping off his hover-disc, and scouting ahead. His small size along with silent demeanor and natural talent gives Fot a +10 to Stealth when doing this.Pot: The fungal tube self of Fat-Fot-Pot can blow clouds of spores in the faces of the enemy. Three times per session, Pot can blow Stun Spores targeting a single foe. These spores force the enemy to make a Health check at DC 50 or fall unconscious for an hour. In addition, once per session Pot can blow a cloud of Poison Spores to cover an area of 10 by 10 feet. Enemies in this area lose one Wound per turn with no save.Three-In-One: Every time Fat-Fot-Pot suffers a wound, one of his selves is incapacitated.Gear: Zoq-Fot-Pik Hover Discs: Difficulty to hit Fat-Fot-Pot is increased by 10. Fat-Fot-Pot gains a +10 bonus to attempts made to retreat, or can opt to simply take Yellowman's roll if he is present.
How would we go about increasing Leadership?
>>24134915Aw shit I'm late, fuck
>>24134992K.So FFP is Dextrous, can Scan, can Sneak.It's healy, scouty, and we've got some cloud attacks.We've got a few guns and a hookshot, plus some stuff we haven't identified yet.Question.How loyal is Fat-Fot-Pot to us?If it gets injured in combat, is it likely to run away?If we're going into a risky situation, will it desert?I'm wondering just how much leeway we have with FFP.
Yellowman and Fat-Fot-Pot plummet through a corridor of multicolored light, dragging you along for the ride given that you are voices residing in the former's head. Then the golden Tarot card, the Fool, pulses warmly and all goes black, even for you."New York City," a pleasant female voice says as an image of the metropolis begins to appeal in the midst of the darkness. "Circa 1982. A prototyping laboratory hidden under Battery Park is testing a teleportation gate, the first of its kind. You must reach this lab and enter the gate. Your card will automatically activate it and send you to the next stage when you do. Don't get hurt!"The darkness peels back as awareness returns to you and Yellowman. You at the top of the Statue of Liberty, overlooking New York. There is no one else around, but there is a small crowd you can see milling around the base of the statue.Posting issues, sorry for the delay.
>>24135350Hey Scott. The card told me we need to go to Battery Park, and it's roughly 1982.We got any way of concealing weapons?
>>24135350>>24135374We also need a way of concealing our three diminutive alien friends. If Yellowman has a knapsack of some sort, he might be able to pass them off as toys or figurines in a cursory inspection.
>>24135350We can see the park from here to the Northwest. Anything look unusual there?
>>24135091Leadership is an Attribute, and periodically you will have the option to upgrade it along with the others.>>24135235"Hey Fats," Yellowman says, turning to his alien comrade. "You ever been in a fight before?""Uh... not really." Fat says."Nope!" Pot says. "But if we ever got in a scrap, I bet I could really kick some tube! I've been practicing my spore blow for a while now!""Yeah, thanks to Pot, our fighting ability really blows," Fat says, shifting its leaves. "Don't worry, worst to worse we can always run away.""Unless YOU'RE gonna stay and fight! Scouts gotta stick together!" Pot says, with emphasis. "But... ah... if things go south, don't feel like you have to impress us.""Yeah, just get moving if if looks bad. We'll follow your lead!"
>>24135350>Look City>Look Park>Look Crowd>Descend
>>24135350Hey Scott. Let's head inside the statue. You got anything that you can use to conceal your weapons, and Fat-Fot-Pot?Also, look for a wall outlet. You should be able to charge your suit using the Power Recharger.This first world could be pretty useful to us; it's Earth, and we may be able to barter or steal a lot of stuff that will help us in future worlds, like a trenchcoat to conceal our weapons, a military knapsack to store stuff, and components to fix the damaged commset.
>>24135350Attempt to conceal anything that'd set off a panic in local populaces (weapons, FLOATY ALIEN COMPANIONS, etc.). Make sure the Emitter is on and functioning properly. Make your way down the Statue of Liberty and catch the ferry.Be on the lookout for anything useful, and expect traps from the other racers.
>>24135374"Uh... Not WITH me," Scott grimaces. "And yeah, I heard what the card said.""So did we," Fat says. "Some sort of broadband psychic emanation? I guess it doesn't matter.""Too bad you don't have a trenchcoat! You could just put on one over your gear! And look really snazzy to boot!" Pot puts in."You're just saying that because of all those old detective movies you made us watch," Fat says. "It's probably not nearly that easy to hide weapons.""And how would you know? You've never picked up a weapon in your life!" Pot shoots back."Because you're the one charged with defense, and you ARE a weapon!" Fat replies."Break it up, break it up," Yellowman says, sighing."Sorry, boss.""Sorry."
>>24135448Trenchcoat and Backpack are useful items that should be easily obtainable from any surplus store.>>24135471>The spider-like creature self of Fat-Fot-Pot is capable of separating himself from the trio, leaping off his hover-disc, and scouting ahead. His small size along with silent demeanor and natural talent gives Fot a +10 to Stealth when doing this.Should we have Fot scout, or do it ourselves?I'm thinking do it ourselves to avoid the risk of someone seeing Fot and panicking.
>>24135493Come on guys, let's get moving. Scott, there should be an electrical outlet somewhere inside the Statue; charge up your suit real quick.Then we've got to figure out a way to get some money.Though, doesn't it strike people as odd, why the start and destination points would be so close, and so easily accessible? I mean, you just get on the ferry, and then a subway ride, then a taxi.Something feels off.
>>24135571Could be something in the water.Might as well add it to "shit to look at".>Look City>Look Park>Look Crowd>Look Water>Down stairs
>>24135571The starting points could be randomly scattered across New York. Yellowman might have had the fortune of starting close to the stage exit.But it's still an underground secret laboratory, probably staffed by paranoid guards and all the security measures that a Cold-War America can muster. Finding the entrance will be the hardest part.
Rolled 87>>24135399>>24135433Scott takes a minute to look around.>>24135448"Suit's already fully charged, same with Waldorf. Good idea, though."
>>24135616Okay guys, I played Deus Ex, and it had two battery park levels. [Three if you count when Gunther captures you]I got this.
>>24135621"Jesus, it looks like one of the buildings out there in Battery Park is on fire... And there's like a crashed vehicle or something by the coast there, looks like... an airspeeder? Whatever it was, it's scrap now.""What a view!" Pot says, happily. "Wish I'd brought my disc with the holocam installed on it!""Wish you'd brought one with a gun, but oh well," Scott comments, turning from the view and heading for the stairs. "We'd better double time it."
>>24135724Well shit.Haul ass.Is there a Ferry to take you straight to Manhattan?We might be too far behind schedule for anything. Might as well look for a shop directly on our way (for Trenchcoat, Backpack, Fishing line, Lighter), but not go out of our way at all.Time is of the essence, it seems.
>>24135765If the other contestants have already raised hell in NY and caused a state of emergency, there might be a chance that the ferry and other tourist transportation services would be closed for the day. Similarly, there may be other contestants stranded on this island that Yellowman may have to watch out for.
>>24135724>>24135765>>24135831Check for the ferry's status once we get down there. use the cover story that we're a walking advertisement for a toy manufacturer of some sort. Instruct the floaty guys to be quiet and play along.MAXIMUM PARANOIA mode should be online now. There may indeed be other racers stranded on the island. Also, watch for traps!
>>24135884I'm thinking we should only be at 6/10 or 7/10 paranoia right now. MAX PARANOIA might make us stand out too much in the crowd.Other than that, agree.
>>24135765>>24135831"Wish it was day," Yellowman says, glancing at the full moon as he emerges from the statue at the ground floor. He picks his way past yellow tape marked 'Do Not Cross.' "I'd have been able to see a damn sight better. Oh well. You three stay behind me and try to stay out of sight until we find something to hide you in.""Yes sir!" the two selves of Fat-Fot-Pot says as they run off to cover. Yellowman frowns as he turns back to the crowd at the bottom of the statue."Fireworks?" he murmurs, spying a pyrotechnics display at the far end of the island. "Lucky for us. No one'll be paying attention."
Rolled 73>>24135884"Yeah, that's a better idea. Get back here, guys! Don't say a thing and don't move, just, here, fly up into my arms.""Uh... Commander... isn't that... culturally, I mean... Doesn't that mean...""You know damn well that's not what I'm doing, not shut up and act like toys!"Rolling the Bluff.
>>24135933It might be a gunfight between other contestants.Avoid it.Can we reach a ferry without passing by the area?Actually, what will we have to pass by to reach the ferry?If we go through a crowd, keep an eye out for anyone fictional.If we have to go near the pyrotechnics, stay alert.If we're going in places without people, try to be sneaky.While we're already suspicious, try not to act any further suspicious.We gotta get to the boat, get out to Battery and keep moving, hopefully without drawing too much attention or getting caught in a fight.
Rolled 2>>24135987Yellowman moves towards the ferry docks, no one batting an eye at the 'kids' toys' in his arms."Thank God we're in New York. Adopted home of the world weary 'I've seen everything' poseur. I bet I could've done this naked and no one would've batted an eyelash," Yellowman grins as he and Fat-Fot-Pot make it through the crowd."Please don't test that theory," Fat and Pot say together.
>>24136074If Yellowman is in danger as a result of this, it would be prudent to spend one of the "If I'm in danger reroll" rerolls, I think.
>>24136074They said "DON'T DO THIS NAKED."That isn't a dare!
>>24136074To quote Luke Skywalker.. "I've got a bad feeling about this."You might wanna duck and cover.
>>24136074I feel we should use one of our dumb-luck rolls right now.
>>24136248But we only have one of those left! We should probably save it.
>>24136074The fireworks begin going off in the air, a brilliant display of red, blue, white, and yellow sparks and explosions."Shut up!" Yellowman hisses to Fat-Fot-Pot. "If they hear you talking...""Listen to all those fireworks! No one's going to tell we're talking!" Pot says as Yellowman picks up the pace to the ferries. Cheers of joy and laughter turn to horrified screams and shouts."See! See!!!" Yellowman yells, breaking into a run. "They're onto us!""No, its-""It's happening! You could've stopped it! Why didn't you listen?!" Yellowman bemoans."Look up in-""Just shut up! Maybe if-""WILL YOU LISTEN TO ME AND-"A chorus of cries echoes through the air, all chanting the same thing."COOOOOOOOOOBRAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!"Yellowman stops, and looks up to see a swarm of paratroopers dropping down on the island, backed by flying vehicles. Against the moon is silhouetted a menacing airship. Yellowman stops in his tracks."...are you fucking kidding me?" he mumbles.
>>24136270This is actually a blessing in disguise.Scott, you've got Waldorf and the Plasma Rifle. You can ambush and kill one of those Cobra troopers, and take their stuff. Military grade tactical equipment, and a laser rifle. Burn away or tear off their decals, though.If we're lucky, the guy will have a wallet with some cash.
>>24136270Let the Joes handle this, get to a transport and help anyone you see along the way as you can.
>>24136315Don't fire the Plasma Rifle! We don't want the Joes to mistake us for Cobra! If we can, help out the Joes and keep an eye out for anyone interfering on the behalf of Cobra. ...Man, if we were still on top of the Statue we could have borrowed a Joe Jetpack.
>thread title is 'Serpents and Soldiers'>only now realize that this is a G.I. JOE world.Goddamn, it's so obvious in hindsight.
>>24136315Better not start fighting, we might get mistaken for ...We'll BECOME a combattant and get tons of return fire.
Rolled 26, 42 = 68>>24136300"Way ahead of yo- OOF!">2In an amazing show of either incompetence or ill-luck, Yellowman failed to see the paratrooper dropping behind him until he actually turned back around got slugged in the face for his troubles. Stumbling back, Scott lets Fat-Fot-Pot fall to the ground with a chorus of squeaks. The Cobra trooper pulls a pistol and aims...>Initiative Lost.
>>24136270Also, if we run into Snake Eyes on the way out, we should totally give him a High Five.
>>24136425...Looks like we're in the fight now. Let's kick ass 80s Saturday Morning Style!
>>24136425KILL THAT FUCKER IN THE FACE HOLE, KILL ANY COBRA THAT GETS IN YOUR WAY. Also try to steal a jetpack.
>>24136425Guess we're a combatant now. Kill him, kill him now Scott.Let Waldorf melt this man's face.
>>24136446No. No kill. Killing is for bad guys.We need to disable him in a way that makes us look like a good guy.
>>24136425Guess we have to fight now. Let's go for it.>are teamgOWe are team. Go!
Rolled 31, 43 = 74>>24136425With the survival instinct of a cockroach on crack, Yellowman ducks under the first pistol shot and rolls into a firing crouch, his shields absorbing the second shot.>Lost 1 Wound from Shields.Fat-Fot-Pot manages to compose himself and assumes a triangle formation on his/their hoverdiscs.The ferries are close by, but every minute, more and more Cobra troopers are dropping from the airship.
>>24136478>>24136458>>24136446Waldorf fires a stream of contained plasma at the Cobra Trooper's gut, burning through it in short order and causing him to collapse screaming, and also on fire."Well that was easy," Fat comments."Aw, I was aiming for his head," Yellowman grumbles.
>>24136478If we're fighting then we'd better get to cover. Is any nearby?Also, be careful about lethal actions. We don't want to look like a terrorist asshole when the GIs arrive.Return fire to defend ourselves and get to cover, I'd say.Gogo +10 Tactical Redeployment.An important thing to note from the Canon this is based from - it's posssible to Hookshot a passing jet.
>>24136523Get to cover, regardless. Or any place that isn't "Out in the open where the Cobras can put Bullet into Self"
>>24136523I understood that! I understood that reference.
>>24136478We should probably help out anyone getting harrassed by cobra that's trying to escape.
>>24136523Quick, we need to get to the ferries, preferably using cover.Does the Cobra Trooper have anything we could quickly acquire?
>>24136576Good idea. That'll net us positive points.Can we fire upon any Cobra that's obviously attacking a civilian or other noncom? If so, we should do that.
>>24136584Do you want to take a minute and check the body? Other than the pistol, nothing is immediately obvious.>>24136576"Yeah, if I see anyone, I'll snap off a few shots."
Should we be going for the ferries? I know they're the obvious escape route, but the Cobra airship is still in the air above us; won't they just sink the ferries to prevent escape?
>>24136621I say yes, check the body.
>>24136621Leave it, we don't have time for hard-core looting.
>>24136621Take a minute? No. No time.Just get to either cover or escape, helping people as we can.Exercise that * = * = * = RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS AND DEFEND OURSELVES AGAINST THE ENEMIES OF FREEDOM = * = * = *
>>24136628It could be a problem, but I see it as the best option at the moment.
Rolled 45>>24136655>>24136648Yellowman leaves the corpse behind, sprinting for the ferries as a call of "YOOOOOO JOE!" echoes from the statue, a squad of soldiers in jetpacks taking off from the uppermost reaches and opening fire on the Cobra troopers, as more of the blue soldiers take firing perches on the statue itself.
>>24136800Welp, time to America.
>>24136800Ah, there's the cavalry. And a confirmation of where and when we are, canon-wise.
>>24136800Cool. We are SO saved.I wonder if there'll be any Jetpacks to scavenge or if we should just haul ass.
>>24136800The fighting intensifies between the newly arrived G.I. Joes and the forces of Cobra, most of the blue and masked soldiers turning their attention to the new threat. However, a trio of black armored Cobra troops appears to be racing for the ferries in an attempt to cut off the crowd of civilians dashing for the only escape route.
>>24136895WHAT!? Those Cobra Bastards! Yellowman, time to yell "YO JOE!" and kick some snake butt.
>>24136895FUCK them. I'd say we open fire on them.Shoot #1.Have Fot stun #2.#3 will get his once we get our new turn.We can't let civilians get hurt AND we also need those ferries to get out of here.If we Magnetic Grapple one, do we get pulled to him, does he get pulled to us, or do we both go to the center of mass?Either way probably not worth trying it in a combat zone.
>>24136895That can't stand for several reasons.Namely, you need that escape route.Time to be a hero, Scott.
>>24136895KILL THEM IN THE FACEHOLE.Then lead the civvies to an evac, watch for Cobra assault boats.Blitz them with fire from the plasma pistol.
>>24136940Which gun should we be using?Waldorf is good vs. unarmored dudes, but these guys have armor.Statler has limited ammo.Plasma from the rifle might flag us as an enemy since it isn't red or blue.I'd say Statler with regular ammo if it's loaded,but the Plasma rifle if Statler isn't loaded.
>>24136972>>24136975Hang on, 975 here. changing my opinion to PLasma Pistol to agree with 972, so as not to deadlock Metaop and so as to continue racing fast.
Rolled 21, 35, 46, 90 = 192>>24136940>>24136936"Fuck it, why not. YOOOO JOE!" Yellowman shouts, firing Waldorf at the nearest soldier while Pot flies forward and exhales a cloud of spores in the face of another. The soldier waves his hand to clear them out of the way, then raises his rifle at the fungal alien."It...It didn't work?! Do those masks have filters?!" Pot squeaks.
>>24136993BATS!I thought that description was familiar.
>>24136895>>24136936>>24136940Be careful, we don't want to hit any of the civilians! Make sure to take careful aim. Can Fat-Fot-Pot provide a distraction to each soldier so Scott can make sure of his hits?
>>24136993A mask with a filter.To me that sounds like good lootin'.Well then. Guess we do this the old fashioned way. With Killing. We can worry about loot when we're done. Hope someone crashes a jetpack nearby us.
>>24137023They're BATS. That's not a mask filter; they're androids.
>>24136993In the mood to jump in front of your small alien friend?You can probably tank a shot or two, while I doubt Pot could withstand a strong slap.
>BATs also have a tendency to burst into flame when hit from behind.Hmm....HMMM.Any of these guys have their backs to us?
>>24136993They're androids, Pot! Battle Android Troopers. Dammit, should have noticed that. Yellowman, if you get a chance switch to Shock Rounds.
>>24136993Pot yelps as the soldier's laser blast goes wide, and Yellowman curses as Waldorf's plasma burst does the same. Twin laser blasts slam into Yellowman as he runs forward, causing his charge to falter as the stream of cursing from his lips grows louder and more venomous.>Shields down. 2 of 3 Flesh Wounds remaining.
>>24136993Those are BATs! Robot soldiers!Take out these tin cans, Scott! Use Statler and it's shocking ammo for extra damage to them all. Watch for civilians and friendlies!
>>24137048No, we don't know what we'll face. Better to conserve ammunition and use what we can replace first.
>>24137054Switch to Shock rounds in the pistol.Fat, please heal me.
>>24137062Better to use it now when we need it, then to not use it and get our asses kicked.
>>24137090Dungeon crawl stone soup teaches me this.Eat one of FFP's healing charges and shock-bolt these assjobs.
>>24137054Dammit Scott!Get behind some cover first, and bring along FFP.Attack the BATs from cover with Waldorf; they're stupid so they won't try to take cover.
>>24137054Tell Pot to get out of there, Scott! Keep running, fire some shots at whatever just hit you.
Rolled 56, 40, 88, 79 = 263>>24137048"Robots, eh? Statler, you're up!" Yellowman shouts, pulling his gauss pistol out and firing with that as he lowers his plasma pistol."What do I do? What do I do?! I've only got spores, I've never fought robots before!" Pot wails, flying around as the one B.A.T. continues to fire at the blue tube.In the skies above, a ninja flips out of a jet, onto a bubble hovercraft, and then kicks its occupant out before another Joe hookshots onto it. The air is thick with jets, jetpacks, laser fire, and chaos.
>>24137192Can we flag down Snake Eyes? We could use some ninja backup right about now.
>>24137090>>24137081>>24137062>>24137055You know that the BAT's electronics are actually completely exposed in the chest cavity?A single plasma shot to the chest will melt and overload most of the BAT's electronic systems.
>>24137192Gotta save the civvies, gotta shoot the robots. I wish there were some cover around here.>>24137202High-fiving Snake Eyes would indeed be good.
Rolled 11, 87, 57 = 155>>24137192A B.A.T. trooper explodes into sparks and shards of metal as a gauss round shreds through it, Yellowman turning to Fat-Fot-Pot."Fat! Heal me!" he shouts."Uh, uh, r-right away sir," Fat says, flying over and dribbling a clear liquid over Yellowman's burn. The pain immediately lessens and the wound begins to vanish.>Regain 1 Wound."Much better," Yellowman sighs. "Now get to cover!""Gladly!" Fat says, flying into a nearby hot-dog cart and closing the cover over him with a leafy appendage."Hoowee Mama, that's the best order I've heard all day!" Pot says, flying into a nearby bush as another laser blast narrowly misses him. Fot doesn't say anything, but just scurries off into the shadows.
>>24137192>>24137202We don't have time to cavort with characters. Scott, finish off the BATs in the way, get civilians on the ferry, and get gone from that island.
>>24137293Woohoo! We're winning!
>>24137307Don't count your XP before you've finished the session. That 11 could be bad.
>>24137305We're not cavorting. We're aquiring Ninja Backup. That's always useful.
>>24137374Relax, it's better than we usually roll.
>>24137293How many Shock rounds do we have left? 6?Scott, can you even drive a ferry?
>>24137387Snake Eyes has better things to do.Unfortunately I'm not sure if there's anything for Scott to do but fight until the end of the sequence.Like he could hijack one of the many flying vehicles, but if he tried to leave the area, he'd probably get shot down.
>>24137495No he doesn't. After he takes the airship, his next scene is one where he turns and shoots at the screen. He has plenty of time to help us.
>>24137293Yellowman attempts to get to cover while firing his gauss pistol...>11.Unfortunately, a low-flying strafing run by a Joe in a helmet throws a wrench into that plan. The Joe flies down, taking aim just in time for Statler's Shock round to glance the edge of his jetpack. The electric charge makes the device go haywire, and with a startled scream, the Joe blasts into the air before falling into the water many yards away. Yellowman's entire face contorts into one massive wince."...oops?"Then two laser beams burn through his chest and remind him he's still in a fight.>1 Wound remaining.
>>24137543Bah. Grab the second FFP hit, keep fighting.
>>24137543Maybe we should switch to the plasma rifle, might have better aim than the pistol.
>>24137543Shit, probably should have joined up with the Joes. This would be easier with help.
>>24137543Still get to cover, Scott. There's two BAT's you need to take out. And dammit, you're really not doing well with Statler. Waldorf you can at least recharge; we won't find new Shock rounds for Statler.Switch to Waldorf, and aim for the exposed circuitry in the chest cavity of the BATs.
>>24137631Might as well second this.Hopefully we won't instant-die.I don't want to use FFP's last charge, but we can't Medkit-and-shoot, and if we Medkit now they might just shoot us again and dtake 2 more wounds off. I suppose we have to.
Rolled 66, 32, 24 = 122>>24137631>>24137543>>24137561>>24137561"F-Fat! I could use some more healy-juice!" Scott calls as he keeps firing."I can't hear you because my ear-membranes are clogged with hot-dogs!" Fat's voice echoes from the cart."FAT!""OK, OK, on the way!" Fat says, buzzing out of the cart and hovering over Yellowman, dribbling more the liquid onto him. "...that's all I can manage for now, I need time to produce more. Sorry!""It's fine, NOW you can go back to your hotdog bunker," Scott grimaces, dragging himself to cover and holstering Statler."Hooray!"
>>24137665Scott, as soon as you're in cover, can you use the MFC's with the Power Recharger to recharge your shield?
>>24137665If only one of our alium companions could sneak behind the BATs and shoot them, but I don't think they have any weapons.Where's our backup!
>>24137689If that works, that'd be good.
Rolled 9, 15 = 24>>24137665>Regain 1 Wound.>2/3 Wounds remaining.A bolt of plasma strikes the circuitry on the front of the B.A.T. and causes it to explode, throwing the aim off of the second robot."Who thought it was a good idea to put vital circuits in front in an obvious place, with no armor?" Scott wonders, snapping off another shot.In the background, the civilians have crowded aboard one of the two remaining ferries and have manages to cast off, leaving one ferry behind.
>>24137665Scott, try and keep moving between their firing. You need to get on that ferry. Make sure FFP doesn't get left behind, though.
>>24137739>>24137739I think we both missed, so save the reroll.
>>24137762>>24137739Well okay, but hopefully 9 isn't "Ha ha u shoot urself lozl".
Rolled 13, 19 = 32>>24137716>9>15A CHORUS OF INCOMPETENCE!Scott fires from cover just in time for the BAT to duck behind cover. The BAT then emerges and fires just in time for Scott to duck. Then Scott emerges from cover and fires just in time for the BAT to duck.This goes on for a while, a highly trained veteran and a sophiscated battle android missing each other at a range of less than thirty feet for a full forty seconds.>Lose additional 5 plasma shots.
>>24137777IT KEEPS HAPPENING
>>24137777>13, 19I shouldn't be surprised, really.
>>24137777Hopefully one of the FFP trio has managed to find SOMETHING to throw into the back of the remaining BAT.
>>24137777IT'S JUST LIKE A REAL EPISODE OF GI JOE!
Rolled 87, 33 = 120>>24137802I WARNED YOU BRO.I WARNED YOU ABOUT TG DICE.I TOLD YOU, DAWG.The B.A.T. and Scott continue to fire uselessly at each other, shooting again and again and again until the Cobra airship in the sky suddenly explodes and begins to plummet towards the water. A shrill voice echoes across the sky, amplified by unnaturally clear loudspeakers."Cobra! Retreat! Retreeeeeat!!!!"Pot pokes his head up from the bush he was hiding in."You guys done yet?" he asks.>Lose additional 4 plasma shots.
>>24137777Can FFP take an MFC and the Power Recharger, and set it up so that Scott can just plug it in and recharge his shield without spending his own action on it?
>>24137887Naw we're good.Get up, run to the boat, see if we can recharge the shields on our thingybob, and set sail to Battery Park.
>>24137887Fuck this. Scott, wait for the BAT to turn to retreat. THEN get to the ferries. They should have an electrical outlet that you can use to recharge your shields.
>>24137887Scott, move it. Get on that ferry, before it's gone! FFP, let's go!
>>24137887Scott yells the most explosive and drawn out expletive you have ever heard, then charges the B.A.T., jamming Waldorf into the machine's circuits and pulling the trigger."DODGE THAT!" Scott roars.The machine does not.As the ruined robot collapses due to the new hole melted in its front, Fat-Fot-Pot return to Yellowman's side, buzzing around him happily."I knew you could do it!" Fat cheers. "...eventually.""Yeah, you really showed those androids how to fight. And then you kept showing them. Again and again. THEN you finally got around to actually defeating them, so I guess it worked out!" Pot says.
>>24137956See if you can h4x some recharging bullshit together from the Android's battery using repair, then get on that ferry and get off.
>>24137956Fat-Fot-Pot, shut up.Scrounge for some electronics to use to fix the Damaged Comm Headset.Catch up with Scott.Scott, are the civvies taking the ferries?If not, search some dead Cobra Troopers.If they are taking the ferries, then run to the boats.
>>24137956Can we grab anything from the androids? Their rifles or armor or something? Might be useful.
>>24137899Scott explains the idea to Fat-Fot-Pot as they race for the last ferry."Oh, sure, if we had some tools," Fat says."We don't," Pot says."I guess you could find us some tools... er, modified for Zoq-Fot-Pik handling..." Fat suggests."You won't," Pot says."Maybe WE could modify them?" Fat suggests."Maybe... if we had time and some stuff to work with," Pot yields."OK, OK, we'll mess with it later!" Scott shouts.Scott and Fat-Fot-Pot run aboard the last ferry, just in time to see the captain jump off the side and start swimming to shore. A loud, accented curse comes from deeper in the ship."Now 'ow the bloomin' 'ell do you get this thing to work?!" someone shouts.
Rolled 11>>24138037>>24138018>>24137981With their forces in disarray, Scott takes a moment to check the BATs before moving on.
>>24138101Even the rifles are damaged and useless.
Let's hope that the people running this race have no way of observing Scott.Otherwise this will almost certainly make it to the highlight reel.
>>24138077Dreadnoks! Yellowman, can you like Charge Shields on the run?
>>24138077>>24138101Well at least the 11 was for loot salvage and not for making the ferry work.Time to get on the ferry.They're not THAT hard to drive. I've driven a small boat before.#1: Make sure you're not anchored#2: Make sure your rotors aren't restrained#3: Ensure your stern and bow are clear#4: Check oil and fuel levels, if paranoid#5: Throttle low#6: Get off shore slowly#7: Throttle high#8: It's a boat. It doesn't turn the same way a car does, and tends to turn, start, and stop slowly. Be careful.
>>24138127"That is SO going on the highlight reel!" the young man in a suit chortles as he watches the fight from another dimension.>>24138129"No, need an energy source to siphon," Yellowman curses.
>>24138151>>24138151Can you use the Plasma Batteries for the rifle to recharge?
>>24138188"If I had some time and some tools, I could probably rig something up to make it fit the adapter, but I don't have either right now."
>>24138151Fot, find the guy with the bad accent.Pot, spread out some spores to get the guy, once Fot finds him.Scott, can you use an MFC with the Power Recharger to recharge your shield? Also, look around for an electrical outlet; ferries will sometimes have them.And equip the plasma rifle.
>>24138308Aw.Well, maybe we'll find some power in >Battery Park
>>24138308Do this >>24138333except for the part about using an MFC to recharge shields. Just find an outlet.
>>24138333Is the guy we're looking for even hostile? Don't need to spore him if he's neutral or friendly.Finding the guy seems useful. Might be a mechanic.
Didn't we have Joes helping us in Last Library?
>>24138348Possible, but the accent sounds like one of the Dreadnoks.
>>24138308See if we see any joes on the way to the Ferry, see if we can't get air-transport to the City.
Rolled 3>>24138333Fot scurries off to locate the speaker."I'll yell if I see one. Mentally," Scott thinks as he unslings the plasma rifle and holsters Waldorf.
>>24138490You can DEFY FATE by burning a Survivor Point on Fot's behalf.
>>24138490>>24138510Goddammit. Yes, spend a Survivor Point.
Rolled 25>>24138510TAKE THIS!MY DOUBT, MY CYNICISM, AND ALL OF MY APATHY!
Rolled 68>>24138515>>24138526>>24138533FATE IS DEFIED.
>>24138576Well I suppose you could take my love my anger and all of my sorrow too if you want. Seems like it wouldn't do anything and be a bit of a waste though tbh.
Rolled 2>>24138576A few minutes later, Fot scurries back and hops onto his hover disc, Pot floating behind."Got him!" Pot chirps. "There was a guy with a flamethrower at the controls. I spored him up good!"Yellowman makes his way to the ship's 'bridge', and sees an unconscious man in questionable clothing with a Cobra insignia snoring on the floor."Beautiful work, Pot. Beautiful," Yellowman nods. "Now let me see if I can get this thing running..."
>>24138576One of these days, we've got to ask the Fates what they've got against us.We gave Urd a crate full of Tennessee whiskey, Skuld a couple gallons of ice cream, and Belldandy....we kept her secret.What more do they want?
Rolled 97>>24138621If my displeasure for the dice could be expressed in a single number from 1 to 100, it would be
>>24138621>2>mfw>>24138642>97Yep. You're pretty displeased.
>>24138621A few minutes later, the control room is on fire, with Yellowman screaming on the floor, trying to put himself out as Fat-Fot-Pot clumsily handles a fire extinguisher by holding it up with two of its selves and having Fot aimed the hose with his spider-like legs.A few minutes after that, Yellowman exits the control room covered in white foam."Let us never speak of that again," he says. "OK, choice time. We can try to FIX what we just broke. Or we can try to find a different way to the mainland."
>>24138729Fix it, we can't roll bad twice in a row
>>24138729Man, are you going to have stories to tell when we get back to TF38.
>>24138729See if the Joes are still there, see if they can get the Ferry moving, or see if there's any marine mechanics in the civvies awaiting evac.
>>24138729Fix it. But first, find an electrical outlet and recharge your shield and Waldorf. We don't know when the other Dreadnoks might come to find Torch, and we should be ready for when that happens.
>>24138729We can see if the Joes haven't left yet and get a ride with them.
Rolled 18, 62 = 80>>24138738>>24138760"Right, right..." Yellowman sighs. "At least a swim would get all this gunk off me.">>24138758"No I won't, because WE WILL NEVER SPEAK OF THIS AGAIN."
Rolled 98>>24138817>18...:|...(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
>>24138817Okay, alright, calm down Scott. Just go find the Joes. Everything's fine.
Rolled 30>>24138817Yellowman fails to find an outlet with the output needed to recharge his gun or shields, but with Fat-Fot-Pot helping, he DOES manage to repair the ferry's controls and get the ship started. The ship rumbles towards the opposite shore just as the last of the Cobra forces flees the island."Whew. I knew you were keen on meeting the Joes, but I didn't fancy having to explain... well, anything," Scott sighs. "Let's just hope I don't crash into some rocks or something."
>>24138848>>24138858Or, do that. That's cool too.
>>24138858>don't crash into some rocks>roll 30Scott.Just...just keep you eyes ahead of you.
>>24138858Not like it would be hard to explain anything. Just tell them you're a secret agent who needs help stopping a Cobra Teleportation Experiment that would let them RULE THE WORLD! The Joes would probably jump at that shit.
Rolled 25>>24138858Scott then crashes into some rocks or something.
>>24138905>25At this rate, I'll use up my entire Failure folder tonight.
>>24138905WHY? WHY, DICE GODS?
>>24138905As the ferry begins to slowly sink into the murky depths of the bay, Yellowman executes a surprisingly skilled free-style stroke towards land, Fat-Fot-Pot buzzing around his head, dry as a bone."You know-" Pot begins to say."Not," Scott gasps. "A. Word."The fungus person shuts up as Scott continues to swim.Far too long, later, a soaked, angry, tired, and bedraggled Scott Yellowman pulls himself onto shore and futilely begins trying to squeeze the water from his uniform."Well that could've gone better," he mumbles. "OK... OK, I know where we are. Governor's Island. I would've PREFERRED to have washed up near Battery Park, but I'll take what I can get at this point."
>>24139022We better get points for that.
>>24139022Ferry at the north end of the island.Also scott, you are so best.
>>24139022Are you in the Picnic Point, Scott?There are buildings you can break into, in order to get to an electrical outlet.Can you tell us what road signs you see?
>>24139022Keep an eye out for power recharge stations.And fuck it I dunno. we never did get that backpack or that trenchcoat or that fishing line or that cigarette lighter.
>>24139022Okay, try and find a means of transport. Preferably motorized.
Thinking on it, we probably should have checked Torch's pockets for spare cash.
>>24139092"Gresham Road," Scott says, reading off one sign. He looks over to see a large open field with a few strange stick-like metal statues illuminated dimly by streetlights. "The hell? Modern art? Whatever. OK, where am I going. Towards buildings for breaking and entering? I'm not seeing any cars around."
>>24139235I don't want to B&E. Local police might not be cobra troops, but Joes are in the area, and I don't think they'd like common criminals.
>>24139022Whack a guy/gal who is alone off her bike and take that.Yeah, I went there. NIGGA STOLE MY BIKE.
>>24139235Towards Manhattan (north) is a public ferry dock.To the south are private docks.I'd go north.
>>24139235Yeah, that's modern art for ya.You're in the Governor's Island Picnic Point.Follow Gresham Road north. As much as I want to do some B&E, there's Joes in the area, and best we don't commit any obvious crimes.There'll be electrical outlets at the ferry station at the north of the island anyway.
>>24139295>>24139290>>24139254Yellowman starts to trudge north. It's a warm summer night, so being soaked isn't as bad as it would normally be. There is an extended silence between himself and Fat-Fot-Pot, who floats openly beside him, the pair no longer caring about stealth. Luckily the only person they pass by at this hour is a bedraggled and dirty man in worn clothes with a bottle of Jack Daniels in one hand and a slackjawed expression on his face."Did you... Did you KNOW there was a fuel leak whe-" Fat finally asks."Not," Scott growls. "A word."One brisk walk later, Scott and Fat reach the public ferry. A sign by the Harbor Ferry Service building proclaims, "Ferry Service: Saturday-Sunday." A list of times is below that.A NEWER sign is pasted over that. It declares, "Ferry Service Suspended for State of Emergency.""...fuck," Scott says.
>>24139591Balls.Well, do we 'jack a boat? Do we flag down some joes?fuck it. Aim the magnetic grappler at Manhattan and see what happens.
>>24139633>grapple manhattan>1>we pull WTC 1 to Governor's island
>>24139591Hmm, well this is a predicament. Scott, can you somehow tune your communicator to the Joes' frequency?
>>24139591First things first.Get inside and find an electrical outlet. I'll feel better when you've got a fully charged shield and Waldorf's battery is topped off.Then we look for a boat.
>>24139633We'll call flagging down some Joes plan A and if that doesn't work, we'll aim the mag grapple at manhattan.
>>24139672Communicator's still busted.
>>24139633"I WISH the grappler had that sort of range," Yellowman laughs.
Rolled 73>>24139672"It's still busted. As I said before, I can fix it, but it'll mean breaking down the toolkit I have for parts.">>24139684"Okay..." Scott says, casing the building for an entry point.
>>24139755Cool, nobody spotted us.Sadly, our companions are all out of healing items, and we're still wounded. Damn.Do any of these buildings have anything resembling first aid?
>>24139708...Can FFP's hover-saucers lift enough of your equipment to let you swim to Manhattan?
>>24139755Scott manages to break into the service building undetected, locates an electrical outlet, and plugs the Recharger in. A few seconds later, two things happen in quick succession. Scott's shields are back to full, and a brown-out blows the power for this part of Governor's Island."Yeeeeeah, I was worried that might happen," Scott comments as he fumbles around in the dark. "It takes a lot of juice to charge my suit, and a system not designed for it can... well, break down under the sudden strain.">Shields restored.>YOU ARE IN DARKNESS.
>>24139804>Do any of these buildings have anything resembling first aid?The Ferry Station is a government building; according to codes, there should be a first aid kit easily available.
>>24139843"My gear so far is waterproof. I can swim, it'll just take a while," Yellowman replies. "And it'll also be annoying."
>>24139877There is, but it's not going to do much. It's for stopping bleeding and keeping someone alive so they can reach a hospital, not for erasing injuries all together like the Medkits Scott knows and loves.
>>24139867This is just not your day, is it Scott?
>>24139867FFP, do their hoverdisks have any flashlights?What about inside your Survival Kit, Scott?Are there any ships here at this station?If not, we'll need to try the private docks on the eastern side of the island.
>>24139984Scott doesn't reply at first, but as he flicks on a small flashlight, the answer becomes clear."It's not very good, but better than nothing," Scott comments. A single beam of light emits from Fot's hover-disc."We've only got the one because... well..." Fat begins to say."We've got no eyes," Pot finishes.
>>24140113Keep an eye out. The Joes may have noticed the brownout, and we might get lucky enough they'll come to investigate. Are there any boats out on the ferry dock?
>>24140113Check the ferry station's dock for any small boats.I'll even take just a simple rowboat with an outboard motor at this point.
Rolled 80, 4 = 84>>24140212>>24140189Yellowman slips out and scouts around.
>>24140240Yellowman snoops around the ferry docks, and while it seems for a while he's out of luck, he manages to find a small speedboat used for errands by the ferry crews parked by one of the larger vessels."Score!" Yellowman chortles, beginning to climb in."Stop right there!" a deep voice booms as a flashlight's beam strikes Scott right in the face. As his vision adjusts, he can barely make out the outline of some sort of security guard or policeman. "You keep those hands where I can see them and step out of that vehicle slowly!"
>>24140387Dammit. Pot! Spore him!
Rolled 93>>24140434"What the-BLARGH!" the cop gets out as Pot flies in his face and blows a cloud of spores on him.
>>24140467Scott, make sure you knock him out! Then hightail it out of there!
>>24140467Finally, things are coming up Scott....Hopefully it turns out this guy was just a security guard and not a Joe.
>>24140467Yes!Quickly!Scott, strip the guy of EVERYTHING!Wallet, badge, gun, ammo, radio, tac holster, flashlight, hat.Fuck it, even take his fucking shoes; we might be able to use them as barter materials in the next world.
Rolled 10>>24140467>Finally a 93>Enemy's roll"What the hell... What..." the cop coughs as he waves his hands."I'm out of spores!" Pot squeaks, flying back to Yellowman's side.Think fast! How are you getting out of this one?!
>>24140532Maybe we should stop giving the enemies rolls. All it does is give us twice as many chances for the dice to screw us.
>>24140532Seriously?...Have Yellowman flash his badge at the security guard and say he has to commandeer this vehicle.
>>24140532Well, we can't kill this guy, he's just an innocent dude doing his job.Do we have any Stun devices?If not we'll have to Melee the guy. Especially his Radio. Don't want him calling for help.
>>24140573Oh, right. That should work. Better than violence. I'll delete my other post.
>>24140572I don't know, that shootout earlier was pretty entertaining.
>>24140532Flash your badge"Official government business, I need to commandeer this vehicle."
>>24140574>>24140583This is me. Ignore 574.It says I can't delete my post because I didn't solve the captcha, but there is no fucking captcha for deleting posts.
>>24140532>10The cop managed to resist the spores with inhuman stamina, but alas, could not resist the pull of gravity. As he flails wildly to disperse the spore cloud with his flashlight and goes for his gun with the other, he takes a step forward on a slippery rock, drops both light and gun, and falls flat on his back, out cold.Yellowman blinks."...wait, what?"
>>24140532...what.That 93 wasn't for Pot's shot to the cop's face?Goddammit.Scott, flash your badge in the guy's face, say you're commandeering this vehicle because your jetpack crashed and you need to get to Battery Park.
>>24140617Yellowman, search him, then pull him inside so nothing happens and give a call on his radio so someone will find him. Then loot his gun, radio, shoes and any other useful items.
>>24140617Fuck this shit.Come on, Scott, hurry up and loot this guy of everything he has. Gun, flashlight, jacket, hat, shoes, badge, radio, handcuffs, wallet.Even take his fucking shirt and pants.
>>24140617...Well.Scott, can you make sure this guy doesn't like, die or something?And then maybe see if he has any cash on him?
>>24140617Cops always travel in pairs. Is there any STEALTHy place to take the unconscious cop?
>>24140617Make sure he's not going to bleed out or die from the hit to the head.
>>24140617Another highlight reel moment.Take the guard's money. We might be able to use it later.
>>24140617...Scott....the dice gods have a strange sense of humor...let's just go, before something else happens.
Rolled 98>>24140638It was his Health save. Pot autohits with spores, the enemy just has to make a Health check.>>24140675>>24140673>>24140659Yellowman manages to loot a .38 revolver, a flashlight that's a sight better than his, his jacket and hat, badge... and Scott stops there."I'm not undressing him," he says with finality as he shrugs the jacket on. He scowls at the badge in his hand. "Rent-A-Cop. Figures. Oh well, lucky for us.">Gain .38 Revolver>Gain 12 rounds .38 Ammunition>Gain Flashlight, High Power.>Gain Cobbled Disguise.>$100Scott then attempts to drag the body out of the way, noting with relief the man is fine aside from being unconscious.
Rolled 18, 89, 4 = 111>>24140773>98Meanwhile, in a faraway place unrelated to this, some Xcom rookies attempt to fire on a target...
>>24140793Well, that's a bit of bad luck eaten. The target even died, too.
>>24140773Hey, don't forget the shoes, Scott.In a Medieval Fantasy world, shoes should be enough to get you a few silvers at least.
>>24140773Not only does Scott manage to hide the snoring guard in a dark corner of the office, by sheer dumb luck he stumbles on a keyrack with a pair of keys dangling from them labeled "Docks Speedboat. RETURN KEY WHEN DONE.""Finally, things are turning up Yellow," Yellowman grins as he grabs the keys and books it for the boat. Twirling the bits of metal around his finger, he approaches the vehicle. "Time for round two, New York Bay?"
>>24140860Scott please.Just drive carefully.Let's get to Battery Park without sinking another one.
>>24140860Don't tempt the fates, Scott.
>>24140860Just get to the shore.
>>24140860Don't tempt the Fates or the dice, Scott. What more could those three want? A case of bourbon? A gallon each of every single Ben and Jerry's? A neuralizer to erase Keichi's memories of certain troublesome events?
Rolled 88>>24140873>>24140894>>24140897>>24140907Perhaps indicating a certain sense of humor, Scott's only reply is to start humming "Highway to the Danger Zone" while starting up the boat.
Rolled 93, 9, 92 = 194>>24140978In the unrelated place, the Xcom rookies continue their mission to absorb bad luck...
>>24140978Oh sweet gods.>>24140989OH SWEET GODS.
Rolled 48, 33, 28 = 109>>24140989Bah. Well, surely the next 3 rolls are crap.
>>24140989>>24140998Dw I balanced it out.All good now
>>24140978"...gonna take it riiiiight into the danger zooooone!" Scott sings as the boat streaks across the water."Whoa!" Fat shouts, the three aliens bracing themselves on a seat as Manhattan grows larger and larger before them."...Never know what you can do 'til you get it as HIGH as you can GOOOOOOOO!!!!" Yellowman continues, bringing the boat around in a curved turn towards a dock."Slow down!" Fat squeaks."FASTER!" Pot yells. "I can really feel the air in my spore vents! This is great!""...Further the edge, the hotter the intensity!" Yellowman sings, continuing the song as he brings the boat around to a stop by the American Merchant Marines Memorial. Yellowman laughs as he gets off the boat and tosses the keys in the driver's seat."I feel your pain, boys," he says, giving a quick salute to the memorial before turning back to the concrete coast. A fair crowd of people mills around Battery Park, most pointing and staring at either the Statue of Liberty, or the burning building just at the edge of the Park. Fat-Fot-Pot quickly hides behind Yellowman as he exits the boat.
>>24141147That burning building? Knowing our luck, that's our target.
>>24141147GI Toy mascot cover story.Get through crowds.We're looking for a way to labs underneath Battery Park. I'm guessing we have to go through the burning building?Here's some Wikipedias:Underneath the parkBattery Park, due to its key location, has played an important role in the construction of transportation infrastructure. Under the park lies the following active infrastructure:Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel, carrying vehicular traffic to BrooklynBattery Park Underpass, carrying vehicular traffic from West Street to the FDR DriveIRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line and IRT Lexington Avenue Line with a balloon loop to enable trains to turn around and switch between the two IRT linesSouth Ferry subway complex (1 N R trains)A total of four distinct walls and over 250,000 individual artifacts were found in the excavation of the South Ferry subway station. A portion of one wall was placed on temporary display inside Castle Clinton. In 2009, a long portion of wall was embedded permanently into the wall of the entrance to the newly constructed station.I'm thinking either:Mr. Burny buildingor the South Ferry lineare our best bets.
>>24141147>>24141229Quite possibly. Investigate, Scott. If there's any presence of Joes, Cobra, and/or anything that seems out of place, it's probably what we're looking for.
>>24141298>>24141308Scott begins to head towards the burning building, carrying his 'toys'. The crowds part fairly easily, and soon Scott is standing at a police line around a glass and steel skyscraper with fire belching from the ground floor and several windows. A firefighter crew is hard at work attempting to put out the fire. Several police officers are waving people away from approaching.
>>24141472Ask crowd what happened here.Ask crowd where nearest subway station is.Look for any news crews, try to figure out what they're reporting on.
>>24141298So we'll have to cling to the bottom or ceiling of a train, or sneak into the tunnels to get underground to the portal huh?Reminds me of crawling through subway tunnels in that library quest.
>>24141543That's really risky though. Just throw some scrap on the line so it gets closed for maintenence and walk it.
>>24141570I mean, I can't count the number of times some asshole has shoved a shopping trolley on a train line and gotten everything delayed by 10 minutes to half an hour.
>>24141472Scott, turn on the police radio you got, and listen in to get a sense of what's going on.
Rolled 5>>24141537Scott looks around and manages to find a news van from Channel 6 parked just outside the police line. A reporter is yelling into the camera and gesticulating wildly.
>>24141645Oh come on.How the FUCK do you fuck up talking to a news crew.
Rolled 47, 11, 69 = 127>>24141645Rookies aren't doing their job.
>>24141645Scott edges closer to the police line, then turns to his left and taps the person there on the shoulder."Hey buddy, do you know wha-" Scott begins to say. He cuts himself off as that person turns around.It's the Joe that Scott accidentally winged from earlier."Hey!" he shouts, narrowing his eyes. "You're that jerk that made me take an unscheduled bath from earlier!""I didn't mean to! I was aiming for-" Yellowman protests. The Joe grabs the front of Yellowman's uniform."When you get to hell, you tell 'em CLUTCH sent ya!" the Joe roars.Yellowman's Portal Card begins to gently pulse in his pocket. Another racer is nearby.
>>24141730Did you not see the BATS that were trying to take a ferry full of Civilians?Also, incoming fire has right of way!
>>24141730>another racer nearbyOh for fuck's sake.Scott, tell him the he doesn't have the time for this, we need to get to the lab under Battery Park before the others do.
>>24141730"You just let Zartan get away over there!"
>>24141730"Wait a second.. Is that Zartan edging his way towards the camera crew?!"ALL the Bluff. ALL OF IT.We need to that portal, NOW!
>>24141805>>24141828"Now listen- Look, Zartan!"Then run the opposite direction.
Rolled 67>>24141828>>24141805Charisma 3 + Bluff 4= +7 to this roll.This may be a good time to remind you that you may use Dumb Luck Points for a reroll anywhere."Holy shit, is that Zartan?!" Yellowman shouts, pointing behind Clutch.
Rolled 55>>2414192367+7= 74, the DC was 70. Good work."What, where?!" Clutch says, turning. Yellowman slips from his grasp with a panicked "Nyeeah!" Clutch whirls around with fury on his face."You snake-kissin' low-life! I... I... I'm so mad I'll figure out what I'm going to do with you after I catch you!!!" Clutch shouts, giving chase.
>>24141985Geez, this guy doesn't quit. Tell him you're on an important mission, Scott, and that the fate of the world depends on it! He should understand you sometimes make mistakes, it's only human!
>>24141985Time to queue up Yakety Sax. Get to the portal, Scott! Use your Scout training to aid in evasion!If possible, try and keep something between you and the other racer that's nearby. The less chance they have the better.
>>24141985Come on, Scott. Look for a way down, and to get to that lab. we need to get to that portal quickly.
>>2414198555+ 20(Tactical Redeployment)+ 2 (Strength)= 77.Clutch keeps up for a little while, the harsh training of America's Special Operations Team giving him speed and endurance past most men.But Yellowman's ran away from far worse, and has been through enough terrible experiences that his skill at running away by far exceeds any training the Joes can give. Yellowman runs past the police and firefighters and into the burning building, losing Clutch in the first ash-ridden hall. Fat-Fot-Pot zoom after him in quick succession.The fire in the building's first floor cuts shortly inside, leaving Yellowman uncomfortably warm, but fine."Looks like a fight," Yellowman comments, continuing to jog deeper into the building. "Damage from explosives... probably frag grenades. No bodies, though. Blast marks over there and there, plasma burns... Ha! The weird marks on that hole in that wall... Tell-tale signature of an Impact Bazooka, Burton's favorite weapon. At least one friend passed this way."The Portal Card in Yellowman's pocket grows warmer and warmer as he sprints for a stairwell going down.
>>24142175Wait! Hold up!If the other racers came this way, some of them might have set traps!Let's slow down a little. See if you can find anything to wave in front of you in case there's mono-wire traps.
>>24142175Well, at least we know we're on the right track. But make sure to have your pistols drawn, Scott. We wouldn't want you running into an ambush and being unable to fight back.
>>24142175Send Fot to scout ahead, he gets a bonus.And for god's sake move slowly, there might be traps.
>>24142175Okay, NOW can we engage MAXIMUM PARANOIA mode?Use Stealth to sneak around. They know you're close due to the card; but exactly where is something they don't know.Watch for traps, and keep a weapon handy. Remember your training, Scott!
Rolled 92>>24142228>>24142207"Good point. OK, you silent spider, show us what you got. We'll wait here," Yellowman says, reaching inside a pouch to retrieve a helping of Buffet Rations.>Lose 1 Buffet Ration.>HUNGER SATIATED.
>>24142256Is that 92 for us, or for whatever's waiting for us?Draw Waldorf, Scott, and be ready.
>>24142256Yellowman waits... and waits... and waits.Ten minutes after setting him loose, Fot flies back and blinks at Fat."Excellent news, commander!" Fat bubbles. "Fot managed to find a route down to a secret antechamber beneath this building. Someone else already blasted the security door off of it, and there are guards roaming the halls past the entrance, but if we stick to a few air-ducts and back passages, he can take us all the way to the Teleportation Labs!"
>>24142256Oh god, the Sectoids. D:
>>24142314Lets go, then. Keep an eye out for lootable stuff, people, or weapons.Especially white mages.
Rolled 59>>24142331>>24142325"Let's roll," Yellowman says, drawing Waldorf and moving forward.Stealth 6 + Dexterity 3 + 20 (Fot's Success)= +29 to this roll.
>>24142410A total of 88.Led by Fot, Yellowman worms his way through a series of stairs, burnt halls, and air ducts to arrive at a large store-room with a blast door at one end. Or rather, it USED to be a blast door. Something appears to have melted a hole clean through it, and signs of another battle seem to have annihilated the room directly behind it, leaving a series of metal halls bathed red in emergency lighting. Fot silently hovers forward and Yellowman follows, coming to another air-duct, the cover already off. Yellowman sighs and begins to wriggle inside, Fat-Fot-Pot already zooming in.While crawling through the vents, the Portal Card begins to throb again, stronger and stronger until Yellowman hears voices from outside a vent cover nearby. The words are muffled at this distance, all Yellowman being able to tell is that both speakers are adult men speaking English.
>>24142410Yay, an 88!
>>24142534What are they saying?
>>24142534>Move up and listen in.>Wait for them to leave before moving forward.
>>24142534How close are we?
>>24142594Wait for them to leave. We can move in later and shoot them in the back of their heads if we need to.
>>24142626You can't really tell, but not close enough to hear anything useful.
>>24142669I say wait and let them leave. Conserve ammo and save us from getting shot at. Win/win.Be prepared to bury shots in faces if need be, though.
>>24142771>>24142756>>24142628Yellowman waits for the voices to cease before advancing.A few minutes later, Yellowman undoes the final ventiliation cover and emerges near a metal and glass door marked "Teleportation Labs". Carefully opening it, he sees an intersection of hallways ahead, with a door at the end of the hall he is in. The sound of footsteps echo from the other hall.
>>24142799Guns out. Can we collapse or block the path coming from the other way?
>>24142799Find that portal. Guns out is a go. Speed and stealth; use Scout skills to safely advance. Watch out for traps!
>>24142829This sounds good.
Rolled 83>>24142807"I can't think of any way to," Scott replies.>>24142829>>24142884"Here I go," Scott says, sprinting forward.
>>24142889Moving swiftly and stealthily, Scott makes it to the other end of the hall without being seen as a soldier with an assault rifle walks down the intersection. The door at the end of the hall is paned with glass, through which Scott has a look and curses. The room on the other side of the door is full of computers, chalkboards, and analysis machines. No portal in this room.
>>24142926Spin around, see where the card glows strongest.
>>24142932The Portal Card has ceased to throb. Whatever racer was near you has moved on.
>>24142932Solid strategy.Lousy disappointing laboratories.Also Scott, do you think you might be able to shadow that soldier without him noticing, if it seems like he's headed in the right direction?
>>24142984"I think so, yeah."
>>24142991Well then, then, might as well do so.
Rolled 17>>24143020Scott slips out from the hallway and begins to slip down the other hallway, which he can now see also ends in a doorway. The soldier has his back to him as Scott gets closer and closer...
Rolled 40>>24143050Scott is only thee feet from the soldier when he reaches the end of the hallway, and rather than entering the room, spins on his heel and begins to step forward towards Yellowman. His eyes immediately widen in alarm as he brings the M-16 up."He was on patrol!" Yellowman realizes as the rifle fires.
>>24143081Yellowman stumbles back a bit as the bullet impacts his shields, the space around his armor glowing electric blue for a brief moment as energy is discharged."More of you freaks," the soldier swears, taking aim again...FIGHT OR FLIGHT?
>>24143081Well too bad, because it's concussion time.For him.
>>24143097I don't feel comfortable with you killing some security guard who's having a bad night, and I doubt that you would be either.So unless you think you can close the distance and attempt close combat before your shields run out, running sounds good.
Rolled 47>>24143101>>24143115"I'm better at running, so... Look over there! It's Zartan!" Yellowman points. The soldier looks confused."...who?""Guess it doesn't work twice. YOINK!" Yellowman shouts attempting to rush past the man and into the room behind him.+22 to this roll due to Str+Tactical Deployment
>>24143139>69"Hey! Hey come back here!" the soldier shouts as Yellowman shoves his way past and throws open the door behind him. Fat-Fot-Pot is in close pursuit as Scott winds his way through a large workshop area filled with machines and tables and tools. Gunshots ricochet off the metal walls as the soldier behind him tries to shoot, and Scott hears him shouting for reinforcements.There is a single metal door, slightly ajar at the end of the workshop.
>>24143161Is the card reacting? If so, get ready for rapid portal-age.
>>24143161Use tables to form an improvised barricade.
Rolled 97>>24143195It is.Scott braces himself and sprints the last few feet for the door...
>>24143213Scott stops short of the door, suddenly flattening himself against the wall and shooting at the gap in the door. An explosion rocks the room as the door is violently flung open. Scott laughs as he turns and enters."Quick-job tripwire and grenade. Nice try," Scott chuckles.Beyond the steel door is what looks like a testing chamber, with a heavy raised circle of steel and wires at the center. Blast marks and more coat the interior of the room, indicating another fight. The Portal Card in Yellowman's pocket begins to throb and generate warmth as he gets close. A pair of computers set up to either side of the device turn on of their own accord and begin running calculations as a low humming begins to emanate from all around. Fat-Fot-Pot hovers a little closer as Scott hesitatingly climbs into the center of the circle.Suddenly a gunshot ricochets off the metal wall behind him."Don't shoot, you idiots, you'll damage the machines!" someone shouts as soldiers begin to pour into the workshop room. Scott steps fully onto the circle and then gives them a salute with a shit-eating grin."Better luck next time, Joes!" he calls as the Portal Card flares and he vanishes into thin air along with Fat-Fot-Pot.STAGE COMPLETE!
>>24143287Stage Clear: 5 Points.Time Bonus: 3 Points.Secrets Found: 0.Total: 8 Points.Stat Ups:Dexterity OR StrengthCharisma OR LeadershipPerception OR DexterityGained 1 Survivor Point.Gained 1 Dumb Luck Point.
>>24143324Good game. Next session on Thursday, same time. See you then!
>>24143324No bonus points for sinking the ferry? Aw.Dex Leadership Perception, skills damned if I know.
>>24134960As for skills:Bluff, Pistols and Stealth are getting some use. I'd say 2 in each.1 in Melee and Comm wouldn't hurt other than that.I hope to hear other people's inputs.
>>24143324Dexterity, Leadership, Perception.Pistols 2Bluff 2Rifle 1Stealth 2Repair 1