"Like all great stories, this one starts off with humble beginnings. Four heroes, one destiny, and, more importantly than any of that, a massive Vault full of loot just waiting to be hunted down and opened. Seems Pandora still has secrets hiding in its dead, rotting carcass just waiting for the right psychopath to flip it over and go to town." >Who would you like to hear about?>Simeon: The Rat>Baal: The Salaryman>Flora: The Siren>Henrietta: The Gunbunny
>>1277178>Baal: The Salaryman
>>1277188>>1277198Baal worked for one of Dahl's many Eridium mining operations on the planet before Hyperion succeeded in their massive hostile takeover of the whole planet. Back in those days, Baal was merely a number-crunching middle manager not worthy of more than a momentary glance. Behind his average, business-y exterior beat the heart of a warrior and the mind of a calculating killer just waiting for an opportunity to break free from his corporate shackles. And, boy let me tell you, he sure as fucking hell got his wish.>Baal can use his Quick Wit skill to out-think his opponents and get a second action during combat!>Who else would you like to hear about?>Simeon: The Rat>Flora: The Siren>Henrietta: The Gunbunny
>>1277223>Flora: The Siren
>>1277223>Henrietta: The Gunbunny
>>1277232>>1277255As you know, there can only be a total of six Sirens in existence at any time. And, like every other friggin' Siren, Flora has been drawn to Pandora's soil through some unknown connection. A mercenary before her time on this forsaken planet, Flora already has the skills she needs to survive and packs a punch that few bandits have ever lived to warn their friends about.>Flora's Siren Abilities manifest as the Phase Build. Use this power, she can construct large, solid objects from nothingness for a short period of time.>You got two left, kid. Which one do you want to hear about next?>Simeon: The Rat>Henrietta: The Gunbunny
>>1277259>>Henrietta: The Gunbunny
>>1277261>>1277262Henrietta is a wild child whose favorite things are violence, explosions, gunshots, and small fuzzy animals. The more bullets she can fill the air with the more excited she gets. It's kind of creepy, honestly. It's pretty obvious her career choices are about the journey (read: bloody path of destruction) and not the destination. Henrietta's fixation with firepower might maker her seem like a regular bandit, but that kind of underestimation will get you filled with holes.>With her above average intelligence and cunning, Henrietta has rigged up a skill she calls “Hot Salvo.” She can unload all her ammo loaded in her gun in a second, dealing immense damage.>Okay, kid, you've put it off long enough. You still got to sit through Simeon.>Hear about Simeon: The Rat>Complain about having to hear about Simeon
>>1277283>>Hear about Simeon: The Ratand>Complain about having to hear about Simeon
>>1277283>>Complain about having to hear about Simeon
>>1277288"Ah shaddup, you're hearing it anyway."One of the few Vault Hunter that can claim to actually be native to Pandora. Simeon is a filthy mutated scavenger who may or may not be a cannibal. He smells, he's probably got fleas, and he has a terrible case kleptomania. What he does have going for him is a more agreeable personality than most Rats and a much more understandable grasp of speech. Simeon is such a skillful thief he can steal the gun right out of your hands! No joke. I watched once him take the weapons from three bandits who felt like harassing him. They were, like, 10 feet away, too. They just up and floated out of their hands like they were on strings!>Simeon can steal the guns from your enemies hands! Well, as long as their within range of his weird mutant powers.Okay you gotta choose whose the MAIN hero of the story. It's no fun if it ain't interactive. This isn't a bedtime story.>Be Simeon>Be Baal>Be Flora>Be Henrietta
>>1277309>>1277310Your eyes open as you are awoken by a combination of the rough road the caravan is currently barrelling over and the almost skunk-like odor of the gas-mask wearing... thing you were forced to sit next to. You grogily leer at him and adjust your tie before checking your weapon.>A Dahl-issued pistol. Standard for every shift manager in the company.>A Jakobs sniper rifle. You might be a manager, but you've never been good at confrontation.>A Hyperion shotgun. Its a good thing you're stranded here completely unwatched by your bosses. They'd kill you for having this. Literally.>A Maliwan SMG. Elemental damage is fun! (Fire, Electricity, Corrosion, or Slag.)>A Torgue rocket launcher. Because EXPLOSIONS! (Electric Guitar Noises)
>>1277331>A Hyperion shotgun. Its a good thing you're stranded here completely unwatched by your bosses. They'd kill you for having this. Literally.
>>1277331>>A Torgue rocket launcher. Because EXPLOSIONS! (Electric Guitar Noises)
>>1277337>>1277340C'mon guys a shotgun screams accountant going postal and splattering bandits onto your (formerly)nice business suit.
>>1277349Hyperion weapons are garbage.
>>1277331>>A Dahl-issued pistol. Standard for every shift manager in the company.
>>1277331>PistolIt's a simple yet elegant weapon.
>>1277357>>1277364You might be stranded here on a planet of psychos and corporate enemies, but you are still a Dahl employee. And, dammit, you're a good one! All you need to survive this wasteland are your standard issue Skirmish Magnum (slightly modified with some Torgue accessories for comfort and some extra oomph!) and your superior sharp wit. You take another look around at your traveling companions. The smelly, wiry man-thing in the mask is picking at some grim between his claws. You can't see his eyes but you get the feeling he is staring at you with a similar look of disdain. The women on the other side of the car seem to be hitting it off quite well. You can't hear their murmurs over the sound of the caravan moving, but it looks like they are talking about the tattooed woman's gun. The tattooed woman is wearing a duster with a torn sleeve, proudly displaying the ink. Her hair is a bright green with blue and white highlights in the bangs. The other one looks barely old enough to smoke let alone tout the massive, bulky Torgue shotgun she is currently leaning again."How about you, suit?" The girl speaks up and you snap your eyes to meet here. "Whatchu packin there?" She gestures to your gun.>Go into detail and try to impress her. (d100)>Play it cool and downplay your skills.>Humblebrag like the douche you are.
>>1277331>JakobsBecause precision is important in this job
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>1277396>>Go into detail and try to impress her. (d100)
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>1277396>>Go into detail and try to impress her. (d100)
>>1277396>In a genial tone state the model and mods, and don't go into great detail.Be polite, Be efficient, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. Baal read that in a book 3 hours before arriving.
>>1277407>>1277400Clearly we know fuckall about the guns our company made.>>1277414kek
>>1277414ooooo switching to this.We need to be able to fight in a suit too.
>>1277414I like it.
>>1277414You smile softly as you casually bring your gun up to show it to the younger girl. "Well, this would be a Dahl-made Skirmish Magnum. I've exchanged the barrel and grip for Torgue mods for a bit of a leg up if things ever came to blows." You make a chuckle at the end of your brief explanation. In the back of your head, you hear your inner peon freaking out over how you don't actually know much about your company's weaponry and how they function outside of burst fire. Clearly, you've left the impression that you might actually know something about guns. (Which you kind of don't. You're business was getting people to keep mining the dangerous purple stuff.)"Oh that's pretty neat, uh..." She squints to read your name tag. Shit, you still have that name tag on?! "Baal? Holy Shit-Skags that's a cool name! Anyway, I'm Henrietta! This here is new baby, the Double Lovin' Pounder. Jakobs Barrel, Torgue Grip, Hyperion Stock." She sounds like she's talking about a new boyfriend... and quickly getting more excited the more she talks about the mods."Its got a nine pellet spread and a five shell mag. It is such a sight, let me tell, ya, Baal!">Pretend to know what she's talking about and let her continue gushing.>Quickly change the subject.>Talk to the Siren since she's technically in the conversation.
>>1277456>>Quickly change the subject.>Talk to the Siren since she's technically in the conversation."I am sure it a lovely shotgun Henrietta. So what are you carrying miss....?"
>>1277456>"Such enthusiasm! Its a joy to hear. And may I also ask what your particular poison is Ms....">Talk to the Siren since she's technically in the conversation.
>>1277456>Pretend to know what she's talking about and let her continue gushing
>>1277456>>Pretend to know what she's talking about and let her continue gushing.
Rolled 4 (1d6)Rolling for cool professional factor
>>1277473>>1277475You conjure every ounce of managerial training to find a way to circumvent the approaching awkwardness here."It sounds lovely, Henrietta, and I'm so glad you're so enthusiastic about it!" You smile again as you talk cheerfully. She doesn't take the hint that you'd rather move onto another subject and continues blathering on about the mechanics of the gun as well as a few anecdotes. Your eyes quickly dart over to the woman in the duster who is leaning back and watching Henrietta's face become flush as she talks about her gun. "And what, might I ask, is your particular poison Miss..." you trail off to lead her into an answer.She sighs and acquiesces. "The name's Flora." Her voice is a soothing low soprano. The sound caresses your ears like velvet, though it almost seems disjointed when paired with her far-from-fair physique. She brandishes a sleek gunmetal grey rifle. You notice a red hammer and sickle decal spray painted onto the side of the gun. "Forlorn Rifle. Vladof-make. Refurbished S&S barrel and grip. Little more than a bandit rip-off, though." She has about as much care for the make-up of her weapon as you do yours.>Ask them about the Rat sitting next to you.>Ask more about Flora.>Ask more about Henrietta.>Ask... wait what's that rattling noise coming from outside the van?
>>1277501>>Ask... wait what's that rattling noise coming from outside the van?
>>1277501>Ask the rat about the rat sitting next to you"So... Do you eat people or...?">Ask... wait what's that rattling noise coming from outside the van?I mean, why not ask the dude himself, right?
>>1277501>Ask them about the Rat sitting next to you.Cannibilism is a fine choice on Pandora. After some murderhobo vault hunter gusts through town there are 100s of corpses just left in the street like no-one gives a fuck. That's a lot of meat! Nice tender meat too, not like the tough, usually toxic, meat you get from the monsters round here.
"WITH THE FALLING OF THE FIREBALL THE CHATTY MAN WILL SHAPE THE WORLD AGAIN"Translated from Psycho: I have to work in the morning so I'll pause the game for now. I'll be back around 3pm after I finish work.
>>1277550Sweet dreams crazy man.
I'm playing through the first game on a whim. Does it hold up on its own?
>>1277594It's pretty fun, though it's somewhat hurt by the fact that a lot of the jokes and humor are only in text. The later games are better about that since there's way, way more spoken dialogue. On the whole I always felt like the dlc were the best part of the first game, so if you're just playing through the regular campaign I don't know how much it'll do for ya.
"I RETURN FROM THE MEAT TRAIN!"Translated from Psycho: I have returned from work and am ready to continue! Be ready, Hunters!
>>1278692"WRUUUUUUAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHH!!!"Translation from Bullymong: "Welcome back!"
>>1277521>>1277531Flora looks at you with eyes that shift between yours and the form of the... man?... next you."So you know what the deal with the Rat is?" She asks you in a low voice, barely audible above grinding and pinging of the caravan. "He kind of creeps me out.""I can hear you jussst fine." The Rat hisses through his gasmask. "My name is SSSimeon. And I'm here to do the sssame thing you are: open a Vault and reap the rewardsss." His head lulls lazily as he talks. Henrietta is about to ask something, but Simeon cuts her off, holding up both an SMG and a Sniper rifle. "Jussst look for yourssself. I don't really know much about them. I sssimply just nicked them off sssome bandits on the way to the busss ssstop."Boy to they look like Bandit tech. You've never seen so many magazine shoved onto one submachinegun before. Its no wonder S&S went out of business on Pandora. Henrietta's eyes sparkle as she studies the rugged, brightly painted weapon. The rifle is clearly Maliwan. Probably with a fire element to it, judging my the red-orange glow of the lights."So..." You start out, a little unsure about asking the question you've already started to ask. "Do you... do you eat people? Not that there's anything wrong with that? I'm just curious." "Well, you ssse-" His reply gets cut of by a sound that is very much NOT from the caravan.>"DEATH IS A SODA!">"Lay down yer loot an' I'll kill ya fast!">"SPLATTER HIM AROUND!">"WOOOHOHHOO!">There is no yelling only gunshots!>"Target Acquired."
>>1278793>>"Target Acquired."Hey it's Hyperion. OH FUCK IT'S HYPERION.Stay clam, draw our gun and aim for any unarmored point or glowing red bits on the bots.
>>1278793>"Target Acquired."I, too, like to live dangerously. And Hyperion is one hell of a danger.
>>1278793>"DEATH IS A SODA!"
>>1278793>>"DEATH IS A SODA!"Psychos!
>>1278801>>1278809>>1278810>>1278825It looks like your caravan has wandered into the crossfire between two groups. On your side of the the bus, you hear one of the age-old addages of Psycho bandit kind: "DEATH IS A SODA!" Do you know what it means? No. Is it poignant? Possibly. Does it make them any less crazy? Hahah, hell no. The bus and its escorts could easily run over the lot of them with little difficultly, you think to yourself, leaning away from the window, just in case one of them gets the idea to throw a buzzaxe at the windows.That's when the bus swerves wildly, knocking you in between Flora and Henrietta. You're dazed, but you can hear something again."TARGET ACQUIRED. HOSTILITY PROTOCOLS ENGAGED."Oh hey, its Hyperion. OH SHIT ITS HYPERION! You fumble for your gun as you shout to your companions to that you might have a fight on your collective hands.>Leap out of the Bus and into the fray! (roll d100 like a badass at either the first Loader or Bandit you see!)>Stay in the van and wait to see what comes to try to kill you.>Strategize with the other Vault Hunters.
>>1278871>Leap out of the Bus and into the fray! (roll d100 like a badass at either the first Loader or Bandit you see!)Expolions and songs are playingHis fighting dilog should be a slaes pitch about his guns
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>1278886Do i roll now or latter
>>1278891Roll and choose whether you're aiming at a Loader or a Bandit
>>1278891High or low?
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>1278871>Leap out of the Bus and into the fray! (roll d100 like a badass at either the first Loader or Bandit you see!) Shoot the loader, they're tougher nuts to crack than squishy fleshbags.>>1278886I like it.
>>1278895Low is good in this case
>>1278871Oh, i get it, this is the intro cutscene where all the characters get their proper introduction by showing their special skills and having their names displayed in a flashy font while they do something badass, and it always ends with their van exploding or something!So, if i remember correctly, the first step should be>Strategize with the other Vault Hunters.Then we'll come up with a badass plan to show off all our class skills.
>>1278900Really? It's not too often that the low end of the spectrum is the success zone.
>>1278913I'm basing it off of the accuracy percentage of the guns minus some off-the-cuff defensive stats for enemies.
>>1278894A bandit that gets stabed by a loader
>>1278913Idk most quest use higher is better.Was just asking.So we roll with the vote at the same timw or wait till its all been voted then roll?
>>1278871>Strategize with the other Vault Hunters.
>>1278871>>Strategize with the other Vault Hunters.
>>1278927That's the idea. Lowest rolling post will be chosen unless a non-rolling option has the highest number of votes.While I'm thinking about it, think of the rolling you are rolling your miss chance rather than your hit chance. But non-combat rolls will keep to the standard "Higher is better" style.Hope that makes sense
>>1278934Sure, that makes sense. Sounds cool.
>>1278934Ok so low for combat and high for talking and lotting gots itCant wwait for the pushy sales pitch
>>1278907>>1278928>>1278933You make a worried grimace out the window for a moment before turning to the other travelers aboard the bus. Henrietta seems to have gotten a face-full of the side of her shotgun's stock and is bleeding from the nose a little. Flora is attempting to keep everyone calm. From his body language, you get a sense that Simeon is uneasy and ready to spring into action (though you don't know if that action is to fight or to flee) but can't really tell much else from the Rat."We've got Hyperion and Bandits out there." You address them calmly, trying to hide your own anxiety about the situation. "We need to think of a plan before either side decides they want to take out the bus diving through their gunfire."Everyone briefly looks at each other worriedly (except Simeon behind that stupid gasmask) and starts brainstorming strategy.>What should you do?>What should Flora do?>What should Simeon do?>What should Henrietta do?
>>1278951God damit it.Im s h it at this partIm on my phone il type it out whwn im back home
>>1278951>>What should Simeon do?Those Psychos are probably too out of their minds to know what a shield is, that means they should burn nicely.>>What should Henrietta do?Explosives should damage the loaders armor better, so prioritize targeting them.>>What should you do?Support Henrietta against the loaders>>What should Flora do?Support Simeon against the psychos
>>1278951>What should you do?Keep to the bus as cover, and pick off stragglers. If any of them have explosives, then we need to clear out, but otherwise, stick to cover.
>>1278951Simeon will take shots at e psychos with his sniper rifle.Henrietta will use her explosives on the Loaders.Flora should use her Phase Build ability to block off Loader fire or create some solid blocks of matter to drop on them.Baal can support Simeon with the psychos (maybe borrow his SMG?)
>>1278970>>1278977https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_JxMb8RLEYYou and the other Vault Hunters agree on a plan of attack and stack up at the door. You are first, kicking out the door and knocking over a Psycho that had gotten close to the bus. Stepping out, you squeeze the trigger.>Activate Quick Wit for a second attack for 1d4 rounds?>Otherwise roll 1d100 to shoot a bandit!
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>1279003>>Otherwise roll 1d100 to shoot a bandit!is it too late for this?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebG0dkxe9-A
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>1279003
Rolled 3 (1d4)>>1279003Hey, we gotta show off our class skill, so YEAH ACTIVATE QUICK WIT!
Rolled 2 (1d4)>>1279003>Activate Quick Wit for a second attack for 1d4 rounds?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWwsrh3xLWoshould have had this right at the begain for the introsor is this the intro bit?
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>1279003>>Otherwise roll 1d100 to shoot a bandit!
>>1279026Yeah this is what would be the intro cinematic equivalent were this a different medium.
So we have two for the activation of Quick Witand 3 for straight rolls, is this correct?
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>1279003>>Activate Quick Wit for a second attack for 1d4 rounds?
>>1279007>>1279055>>1279028You feel yourself fall into the tempo of the already-raging battle. These Psychos and Machines aren't too different from each other. Both so predictable for an mind like yours. The burst of lead from your pistol finds its home in the fleshy torso of a bandit knocking him on his back. You spin and fire again putting another three bullets in a psycho with a satisfying 'Brrrrap!' sound.You strike a pose and screen slides "Starring Baal as the Salaryman" to the center. >Who is next out?>Simeon>Flora>Henrietta
>>1279106>>1279115>>1279117https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_aQgmFXRYIThe camera unfreezes and shifts back to the bus door for a few seconds waiting for Henrietta but jerks up violentlyHenrietta pops out of the top of the bus, screaming and giggling with delight as she pulls the trigger on her explosive shotgun. The gyrojets in the projectiles flare to life making the pellets move a bit slower, but look cooler. A fair trade off, to be sure. Small explosions find their marks over the chassis of the closest loader and another nearby robot. Suddenly another far larger loader lands on the back of the bus, caving in the back slightly and jostling the petite Henrietta. Turning to look at it both you and the gun maniac realize this is a WAR Loader, much tougher than the average GUN Loader or EXP Loader. It doesn't seem to worry Henrietta though. She reloads and flips a switch on a small electronic on her left wrist. Her shotgun glows red for a moment as you hear a constant, cacophonous medley of explosions as Henrietta unloads all five rounds in her magazine into the robot for critical damage!Again the scene freezes briefly as more words slide into place. "also Henrietta as The Gunbunny"
>>1279170>SimeonAnd why do I think Baal looks like he came straight out of Shadowrun?
>>1279180Probably because of Tales from the Borderlands. What with the cybernetics and the datajack in his temple.
>>1279196I'm picturing a black buzzcut and a full goatee. Like JC Denton with a goatee.
>>1279201Minus the everpresent shades (unless necessary), mine you.
>>1279201I picture him as a British businessman in a suit, with red eyes.
>>1279172>>1279174>>1279180>>1279183I can't think of a fitting theme for Simeon, so I'm going to let you think up one. Unfreezing the camera pans under the destroyed Loader as...Simeon's lithe form slithers between the broken steel slats that guarded the bus's glass viewing panels and drops to the ground in a forward somersault. His sniper rifle appears in his hands and a bolt of fire erupts from the barrel, lighting a confused Psycho on fire. However, Simeon was unlucky in his improvised entrance to the battle. He is suddenly flanked by 3 gun-wielding bandits. If you could see it, you would be sure the Rat is smirking as the bandits raise their weapons to open fire. A blue aura flickers into existence around Simeon's head as well as his enemies guns. As if they had a mind of their own, the guns wrench themselves free of their owners and land at Simeon's feet. The shocked bandits look up to see that the Rat has switched out weapons to his smig just in time to be blown away.The freeze-frame returns and more words appear. "Simeon as The Rat"
The camera pans back to Baal, who is on his back in a sea of bullet-ridden corpses of his making, fires his pistol into the gut of the Psycho that is on top of him. Fighting it off and getting back on his feet, he turns to see that the rest of the bandits lie dead and a wall of white and yellow painted steel machines march to kill him. He flinches as he hears the guns fire... but no rounds hit him. He opens his eyes and sees a bluish-purple cube directly in front of him.The camera pans swiftly back to the bus's busted door and out walks FloraFlora's duster sways in the wind as she rests her rifle on her shoulder. Her tattoos are actually glowing the same color as the cube! With a grunt she move her hand and her conjured object moves with it as if pushed by a great force. It knocks into the firing line of robots, utterly smashing them to pieces. The woman flexes her arm as the glow flickers out. She grins at you and you return the expression.Again the image freezes on a close up of her from the torso up. "And Flora as The Siren." slides in. The camera zooms back out as you and the other Vault Hunters regroup with Flora at the bus. One final freeze frame on the four of you congratulated yourselves as the title stamps into place. "Borderlands: Vault Hunter Quest."All of you share a chuckle as you pat each other on the back. Even Simeon feels like getting involved in the camaraderie. After a few minutes, all four of you inspect the damage to the caravan. As you thought, there is very little left. You four are probably the only survivors. There could be something left to scavenge though.>Now what?
>>1279306>Isn't that obvious? Loot the corpses!>Also, if anyone has an Echo, pull up a map and see where the nearest settlement is.
>>1279306Henrietta and Simeon scavenge the bodies for loot, while we and Flora see if the bus still runs, if we can't at least keep it moving to the nearest outpost. We don't want to stay here any longer than necessary.
>>1279306Loot the dead for guns, sheilds, grenades and mods, artifacts and money. Restock ammo. Find an echo (if we don't have one, which as a Dahl man we should since Dahl makes them) and head towards the nearest settlement after we get a feel of where we are.
You don't even have to tell your compatriots anything. You turn around and see Henrietta and Simeon rummaging around the dead bodies and broken machinery. You turn again and Flora, who was on the other side of you, is moving back into the bus. You opt to join the Siren in searching around the bus.>Roll 3d100 for Simeon and Henrietta 2 for loot and 1 for money>Try to start the bus first.>Check your stuff for you ECHO Device. You might have a few free sample ECHOs for your new friends. (of course you do, Dahl friggin hands these out like trick'or'treat candies.>See if there's any loot in the other storage compartments.
Rolled 25, 59, 50 = 134 (3d100)>>1279370>Check your stuff for you ECHO Device. You might have a few free sample ECHOs for your new friends. (of course you do, Dahl friggin hands these out like trick'or'treat candies.>See if there's any loot in the other storage compartments.
Rolled 44, 68, 61 = 173 (3d100)>>1279370>>Roll 3d100 for Simeon and Henrietta 2 for loot and 1 for money
Rolled 48, 98, 68 = 214 (3d100)>>1279370>Try to start the bus first.>Check your stuff for you ECHO Device. You might have a few free sample ECHOs for your new friends. (of course you do, Dahl friggin hands these out like trick'or'treat candies.
>>1279380Damn, almost got a crit.
Rolled 97, 23, 98 = 218 (3d100)>>1279370>Check your stuff for you ECHO Device. You might have a few free sample ECHOs for your new friends. (of course you do, Dahl friggin hands these out like trick'or'treat candies.
>>1279380>>1279400Rummaging over the corpse of a Nomad, Henrietta finds a Blast proof Explosive Spike Shield of Blue Rarity. Granting explosion damage reduction on top of its 105 Capacity and does significant damage to melee attackers. The downside is its long recharge delay time at 4 1/2 seconds. Simeon uncovers a Blue shield jammed into the wiring of a Loader. It is an Absorb Shield. Only 65 Capacity, but has a 27% chance of absorbing bullets while the shield is up. recharge delay time is only 2 seconds.Both of them also find Basic Shields of 50 capacity. Recharge delay for both is 2 1/2 seconds.Everything else in the mess is worthless junk or weapons that do less damage than what any four of you are currently equipped with. All of it is sold for a whopping $2,032 into your collective savings.-Baal decides to leave the bus's function to the capable hands of Flora. She has already removed the partially, eviscerated corpse of your driver through the broken driver-side window. Instead, you return to your suitcase where you had been storing some of your corporate supplies. If you can't get the bus back up and running, you're going to need a few things from there. First on your list is your ECHO device. Opening it, you find the device. You wonder why you didn't have on you before hand. It's quite a handy little thing. You place it on your belt opposite your gun and find that you actually have a few extras that were handed down from your supervisor to give to any new employees you might be given later. You put them under your arm and make your way back to Flora. You're sure that your survival warrants giving away company property. After all, it isn't like Dahl doesn't already hand them out like they were going out of style.>Ask her about the bus first.>Approach her about her powers.>Hand her the ECHO
>>1279456>>Hand her the ECHO
>>1279456>Hand her the ECHO>Ask her about the bus.
>>1279456>Ask her about the bus>Hand her the ECHO
>>1279470>>1279471>>1279479"Flora." You address her, making jerk her head up, nearly hitting the steering wheel in the process. "Sorry. Here's an ECHO. I've got a few spare from work." You give a brief explanation as you toss her the electronic device. She utters a thanks and places it on the back of her belt. She looks like she's about to ask you something, but you continue talking. "So... what was that cube thing back there?"She sits up and looks right at you. You surmise this is far from the first time she's been asked that. "I'm what's known as a Siren. One of six beings in the universe with these kinds of mysterious powers. Apparently all of our powers are unique to us. I've been calling mine Phase Build since, you know, I can create heavy shapes like that block. Its pretty hand when it comes to taking in bounties." She hunches back down to mess with some of the wires under the dashboard. Now its seems like its her turn to ask the questions."So... You worked for Dahl, huh? What did you do there?">Evasive "Yeah, something like that.">Elaborate "I was a General Manager at one of the mining outposts East of Fyrestone before Hyperion wrecked the place and looted our Eridium. I'm pretty lucky to have made it out alive.">Exagerrate "Yeah. I was pretty high up there, too. In charge of most of the E Mining Operations out here." (rolld100 -10 to impress)>Lie "No, I just lifted this tech off some stuffy white collar dude while looking a mining camp." (d100 -30 you're wearing your work clothes still, even if they're slightly torn and specked with blood and oil.)
>>1279547>Elaborate "I was a General Manager at one of the mining outposts East of Fyrestone before Hyperion wrecked the place and looted our Eridium. I'm pretty lucky to have made it out alive."
>>1279547Whoops misread everything somehow."How the bus doing?" You bring up."Well the good news is the ignition system is perfectly fine. Downside is the shot through the radiator. We can go a bit further before the engine block overheats and the pistons fuse to their casings. So... not too great. We'd need a real good mechanic to fix this mess."Well that sucks. But at least you can probably still get to civilization.
>>1279547>Elaborate "I was a General Manager at one of the mining outposts East of Fyrestone before Hyperion wrecked the place and looted our Eridium. I'm pretty lucky to have made it out alive.">Fought more of those loaders than this bus has damage
>>1279557>>1279580You nod your head and shrug. "I was the GM for one the E Mining Facilities out East past Fyrestone a while back. You know, before Hyperion came in, killed everyone and looted all the Eridium we'd mined up that week. I'm pretty lucky to have made it out alive like I did. Somehow managed to even get my briefcase out of there." You chuckle at the image of yourself trouncing through the Dust with the Dahl branded piece of luggage. Honestly its all you have left to remind yourself of your friends and coworkers you tolerated. That and your pistol. But you're being a little too introspective to notice Henrietta and Simeon have walked up behind you with their loot and money."BAAL!" the Gunbunny shouts, making you nearly jump out of your skin in surprise. "Haha! Gotchu!" She and Simeon high-five. Seems like the two have bonded a little over their love of robbing corpses. Beautiful.>Ask them about their loot and hand them the ECHOs>Give them a run-down of the bus's condition and hand them ECHOs>Withhold the ECHOs out of spite for startling you. (You know, if you want to be a douche)
>>1279641>Ask them about their loot and hand them the ECHOs
>>1279547> general manager at mining outpost
>>1279641> ask them about loot and hand then the echos after they have coughed it up
>>1279641>>Ask them about their loot and hand them the ECHOs
>>1279649>>1279668>>1279677"Har har. So what did you find?" You sarcastically laugh with them and cross your arms. Henrietta and Simeon dig through their things and pull out a few pieces of equipment."A lot their loot wasss nothing ssspecial." Simeon is the first to pipe up. "But we did find a few Rare SSSShieldsss." The show you both Blue-rated Shields. "Not gonna lie to you, suit, I'm calling dibs on the Spike Shield. I think it'll work real good with my gimmick." Her voice is still as cheery as every but her face is deadly serious."I couldn't care lessss about the Absorb SSSShield. Sssso that's between you and Flora.""Sounds good." You reply to them both as Flora joins the three of you. "I have a gift for you. I had a few spare ECHO devices from work. I'm sure you'd make good use of it." Henrietta has a look on her face similar to Flora's when you told her about your past employment. "Already went through that, Henrietta. Yeah I worked for Dahl. Hyperion literally murdered my job, so I moved on to being a Vault Hunter." The look fades into slight disappointment about not being able to rib out about being a corporate pawn. Simeon's shoulders move up and down like he is silently laughing at the exchange.Flora looks over at the shields Simeon is holding out to the two of you."Its your call, Baal. I don't have a preference, either.">Take the Absorb Shield>Take the Basic Shield.>Go Shieldless and sell the other basic.
>>1279779>>Take the Basic Shield.
>>1279779> take the basic.I'm forever running out of shotgun ammo
>>1279779>Take the Basic Shield.
>>1279792>>1279804>>1279813Damn Henrietta and her Dibs! Oh well. You decide that the absorption rate and higher capacity doesn't make much of a difference to you either."I'll take the Basic Shield." You reach your hand out and grab the Basic Shield. The HUD from your ECHO updates to account for an active shield. You blink a little as the whole HUD apparatus starts up. Your companions do something similar, save for Simeon. Flora takes the Absorb Shield and delivers the news about the bus.After consulting the map, the four of you discover a small refuge located just North of your current location. Some place called Shin Splint. Sounds a little Bandit-y, but it's probably fine.>Prep the Van and go.>Check the Van for loot before you leave.>Talk to Simeon or Henrietta.
>>1279873>>Check the Van for loot before you leave.
>>1279873> huddle in the corner and cry over the memory of your entire stock of business cards being destroyed
>>1279873>Prep the Van and go.Fuck if we're going to walk, not in the wake of an immediate Bandit attack.
>>1279873>>Talk to Simeon or Henrietta.>Prep the Van and go.
>>1279873>Prep the Van and go.Pls tell me we are fighting with thr pistol and useing/ holding onto the brefcase in the other hand at the same time?
>>1279998The briefcase could be our melee weapon! Maybe have it handcuffed or strapped to us somewhere to justify being able to wield two handed guns.
>>1279886>>1279914You decide to take one last look at the outer storage areas in the bus while everyone else prepares the bus. You step outside and first open the space under the carriage. "Greetings, Traveler!" A synthetic, yet nasally voice grates against your mind as a small, boxy robot waves its arm out of the hold. "It seems you've found me in a very compromising position. I'd be real grateful if you could help get me out of here!">Shoot, nothing is in here. Close the hatch and never open it again. Maybe weld it shut.>Help the small robot out. He might be helpful.>Get Henrietta or Flora to help you help the robot.
>>1279998So far, Baal is 100% a company man. I'd be shocked if he did anything else.>>1280020That's a fun idea. I wish I had thought of that before.
>>1280024>Get Henrietta or Flora to help you help the robot.>If nothing else you can use it a distraction for bandit fire.
>>1280024>Shoot, nothing is in here. Close the hatch and never open it again. Maybe weld it shut.Sorry Clappy, but we don't play nice with Hyperion products.
Btw, where is this timeline wise? In between some of the games, after all of them, etc. I'm assuming this is CL4P-TP we're talking to here and not some other random unit.
>>1280084Probably before or during pre-sequel. Otherwise Baal would either be a citizen of Sanctuary, dead, or a bandit.
>>1280084We are Post-Pre-Sequel. So after Jack takes control of Hyperion, but before Zer0, Maya, Axton, and Sal get attacked on the opening Train.This CL4P-TP is everyone's least favorite annoying jackwagon.
>>1280024>Get Henrietta or Flora to help you help the robot.
>>1280101I'm not familiar with the Borderlands timeline.
Going to take a quick break for dinner and I'll be back in just a little while. Everyone can debate the ethics of leaving Claptrap trapped in the Bus/Van.
>>1280118In orderBorderlandsPre-SequelBorderlands 2Prologue and Epilogue of the Pre-SequelTales from the Borderlands
>>1280024Supporting >>1280049Also, every time we need to use stairs he has to beg, in an increasingly elaborate manner, to be carried up them.
>>1280118Borderlands one is where the franchise begins. Vault hunters show up manipulated by jack and his daughter to open a vault kill what's inside and make pandora's eridium content explode. It also bankrupts s&s and Atlas. Making them leave entirely. This let's Hyperion take control of the planet. Pre-sequel is about Jack's rise to power on Pandora's moon. He takes over Hyperion. 2 starts after Jack has taken over most of Pandora and destroyed most other civilization and competitor's stakes. He used the Pre-sequel gang and mad dish off of the Eridium mines and E-tech guns Hyperion to beat up border land 1's protags and it fall to the cast of borderland 2 to beat him before he wipes everyone else out.
>>1280118In addition to >>1280147Something to consider given the current situation is that Claptrap, the robot we're talking with, was betrayed by the villain of Borderlands 2, Handsom Jack. His entire product line was destroyed and now Claptrap is the last of his kind.Also, the world really likes to shit on his parade.
>>1280049>>1280110>>1280144You sigh and stare hard at the robot for a moment. Its glowing cyclopian robot eye studies your features while it blathers on about how it got in that position as well admit to its crippling loneliness."Fine. Let me get some people I know. They're better at robots than I am." You grumble and turn away. Its Hyperion tech, but its not actively trying to kill you, so... there's that. You walk back into the Van/Bus interrupting a conversation on how best to heat up week-old skag meat ravioli. "So... turns out the a tiny robot stuck in the cargo hold."Henrietta groans and responds. "That's Claptrap. Its a general purpose robot built. Discontinued line from Hyperion. Makes it pretty rare. Downside is he's an annoying pervy little bugger, so no one will buy him off me. I stuffed him in there to get him to stop humping my leg." Flora actually laughs a little at this thought and you just sigh again.The three of you leave Simeon to continue to prep the van/bus. "Ah! Hello again, Travelers! And Henrietta, too! Come crawling back to ol' Claptrap have you? Well I still love ya, babe, so no hard feelings about sticking me in here! Just give me a hand getting out!" He voice is still so overbearingly cheerful it makes Henrietta sound absolutely dour in comparison. After a little bit of elbow grease (and actual grease) you manage to unwedge Claptrap and remove him from the storage area.>In the process you find another $200 in there with him!"Thanks, friendo! You know, you're probably the second best batch of Vault Hunters I've ever met! As a former Vault Hunter, I should know!">You're a Vault Hunter? Bull.>Shut up before I stick you back in there.>I... really don't care, 'friendo.'>For real?
>>1280312>>You're a Vault Hunter? Bull.
>>1280312> you're a vault hunter?
>>1280312>You're a Vault Hunter? Bull.
"You're a Vault Hunter? Bull." You fold your arms and leer at him disbelievingly. "Not all, mi amigo! See I went to the moon with a Gladiator Assassin, a Bounty Hunter, a Law Woman, a Body Double, and a Noblewoman. Except our rocket crashed and a renegade Dahl group attacked us and we teamed up with some douche-y programmer and helped him take over Hyperion and unsealing the Vault up there. Then he shot me and took my stair-climbing tire but then Hammerlo-" You start to zone out from his story. Its absurd and is poorly constructed. Buuut its not the most unbelievable story you've heard. At least for the moment, its presence could be useful; even if that only means that Claptrap will draw some bullets with its shootable face."Fine, whatever. You can stick around as long as you sit down and don't molest anyone." You shake a firm finger at him."Not! A! Problemo! Buddy!" He salutes you playfully. Before rolling over to the entrance to the bus. "So can someone pick me up or something I can't climb stairs." He looks back at you. You look to Henrietta. Henrietta looks at Flora. Flora rolls her eyes and conjures a cube under the small robot, lifting him just enough to be able to roll into the vehicle.
>>1280597You enter the car and are greeted by Simeon wiping his hands on his pants."We're all ssset to go. I put asss much fluid as I could into the radiator ssso hopefully the patch will hold it til Shin Sssplint. We're not pretty, but we'll get there." He says with as much confidence one would put in a hastily put together soapbox car. "Maybe.""Great job, new pals! Your mechanical prowess will be infinitely useful in the small and confined spaces of Shin Splint!" Claptrap announces jubilantly. You can't help but frown at his overt sarcasm, though his voice's programmed cheeriness makes it hard to discern.>"Do you know much about the town?">Throw an empty bottle at Claptrap. "Settle down back there!">Ignore him and hit the road.>Make small talk with someone? (Ask someone a question)
>>1280672>>"Do you know much about the town?"
>>1280672>>Throw an empty bottle at Claptrap. "Settle down back there!">Make small talk with someone? (Ask someone a question)So Simeon you didnt get to complete your statement about the whole eating people thing.
>>1280672>Throw an empty bottle at Claptrap. "Settle down back there!"
>>1280672>"Do you know much about the town?"
food just arrived. stopped to eat will start running again in a few minutes
>>1280709i want that to be left unsaid and a inside joke. i also fear that if we continue the question more bandit's will appear.
>>1281021Kek. Asking Simeon about his possible cannibalism is the random encounter button.
Okay I'm back!I think everything is tied up right now. Unless those last two were votes for something?
>>1281021More bandits = more loot. whats the problem
>>1281039.....dear god i never knew i wanted this. but i do. op has already pulled me into this somehow. i already like these characters? how is this possible?
>>1281045Hey what does our briefcase look like? does it have plot convenient papers and nicknacks inside of it?.... what do we look like?
>>1281059I'm glad you feel that way! I'm flattered!>>1281071Its a narrow, rectangular, and a jet black with the word Dahl in gray across both sides. It has a few, now useless papers about mine output and general efficiency of what used to be your facility. As for what you look like? Well you are fairly average in terms of looks. People seem to favor a goatee or facial hair of some kind. Clothing-wise, Baal is wearing a torn and slightly bloodied button-up shirt and a black tie with a Dahl tie clip. A name tag with your name, face and a barcode on it is clipped to your shirt pocket. You have black, torn slacks on your legs and combat boots on your feet. There is very nice digital watch on your left wrist.Hope everyone is okay with that.
>>1281124it's good, we know that the rat look's like a slightly fancy rat and the siren is your stereotypical bountyhunter with a trench coat, what's the gun bunny got going on? (is she young or just peepy by the by.)
>>1280709>>1280799>>1281021>>1281039>>1281050You roll your eyes and throw an empty beer bottle at Claptrap. The bottle misses and shatters on contact with the steel backing of the van."Settle down back there! We'll ask for your advice when we need it." You inform him in a commanding voice."You're going to need me?! Great! I await my return to the spotlight!" The robot spins around in perceived triumph before being silent for the moment. With that out of the way, Flora sits down behind the wheel and, with many cheers and sighs of relief, starts the van back up without much problem.After a few minutes on the road, you decided to continue talking to Simeon. "So before that whole fight happened you were saying something. Are you a cannibal?"Simeon rolls his head in slight annoyance. "I sssssuppose I ssstill have to ansssswer that. Well, you see I-"Again as if on cue, you hear Bandits on the approach. This time you hear the roar of their Technicals and the buzzing of the blade launchers firing."The hatch!" Flora shouts from her position in the driver's seat. "Simeon! Mind if I borrow your smig? Hard to use a full rifle up here.""I'll want it back when they're gone!" He hisses as he tosses his SMG to the Siren.Henrietta follows Simeon to the roof of the bus.>Follow the others up to the roof.>Do another thing?
>>1281239>does this bucket of bolt's have a back door? if so use it as cover as you shoot people.
>>1281258The back seat is a bench that stretches the width of the interior. There is a second door that you didn't kick out for the badass intro scene, however.
are ability is to have two actions instead of one right? how? are we just really smart for some reason? in the game would it kinda be the deadeye from red dead redemption?
>>1281284would it be easier to shoot at people from the roof or does it matter?
>>1281289Yeah sort of.>>1281291You have a better shot at the Technicals from there, but you are a bit more exposed. You could try to shoot through the armored windows, but you will be taking roll penalties due to your limited line of sight.
>>1281239>Follow the others up to the roof.>>1281289We are very good at multitasking and are, for all intents and purposes, the team face.
>>1281258>>1281239>Follow the others up to the roof.changing vote.
>>1281315>>1281317As you climb out of the hatch, the wind hits your face like a wet rag, almost forcing you back down. You find your grip again and pull yourself onto the top of the bus. The action seems to have just started as you were on your way.Henrietta is firing as fast as she can, the gyro jets in the explosive pellets leave a follow-able trail through the air. She curses as the shells mostly miss their target before ducking returning fire behind some of the luggage on top. On the other side of the van, Simeon's sniper skills are in top form. The Rat is hitting his targets for critical damage, but even then the damage seems to be resisted. Lighting metal on fire is just futile as you already know.>Help out Simeon fend off the bandits.>Help Henrietta fend off the bandits.>Do this your own way! (write in your way of being a badass)
>>1281459>Do this your own way! (write in your way of being a badass)Shoot out the tires on their buggies, forcing them to wipe out spectactularly.
>>1281459>aim for the driver's or moving part's, vehicles usually stop working when moving part's stop moving.
>>1281466>>1281473>>1281486You have your own idea on how to deal with these bozos. You draw your gun, aim, and squeeze the trigger. You hear the comforting "Brrrap!" of the burst fire.>Roll d100 +10 for aimed shot
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>1281551
Rolled 55 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1281551
Rolled 38 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1281551360 noscope
Rolled 88 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1281551
>>1281653>>1281670That's damned impressive.
>>1281610All those ads about Dahl precision are true and your gun is a testament to that!Your shots are true and, with a loud bang, the bandits' tire burst and sends the vehicle into a violent somersault through the air and dirt. Henrietta cheers at the display of carnage and takes another shot at the next bandit car. While not an instant wreck, the explosive shots obliterates most of the head and torso of the driver as well as his accompanying Psycho friend. The now driverless vehicle veers severely and into the next car over. At a quick glance, the raiding party has only 3 vehicles left to it.You look over to Simeon. His plight doesn't seemed to have improved any since then. He's audibly grumbling as he replaces his magazine.>Help him out.>Do more tire shooting (d100 +10>WITNESS ME! (hijack the Technical for great profit) d100 to leap onto the other car
Remember combat rolls are shooting for lower numbers.I realize I keep putting +10 when I should really be putting -10My bad!
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>1281701>>Time to catch a ride. (because Baal one liners need to be a thing) (hijack the Technical for great profit) d100 to leap onto the other car
>>1281701i want to be witnessed! but what if i am mediocre?>WITNESS ME! (hijack the Technical for great profit) d100 to leap onto the other car
Rolled 60 (1d100)
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>1281701>>WITNESS ME! (hijack the Technical for great profit) d100 to leap onto the other carWe're jacking that car damnit!
>>1281719just above(below?) mediocre!
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>1281701>>WITNESS ME!Here's hopin we can impress Henrietta, she sounds cute!
>>1281653>>1281670Fucking neonazi dice.
>>1281785I don't get it. Is 88 a white supremacist thing?
>>12817991488I don't know what it means, but yes it is a white supremacist thing.
>>128182514 = The 14 words "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children" Phrase coined by George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party(he was a asshole) 88 = H is the 8th letter of the alphabet 88 = HH = Heil Hitler(another asshole)i gotcha bro
>>1281719"Time for hostile takeover of my own!" You shout as you make a running leap onto enemy vehicle."What the fuck?!" Simeon shouts in almost perfect unity with Flora as both are shocked by your action. Henrietta cheers and hollers at you with renewed excitement. The good news is you managed to not be run over, instantly shot by the bandits, or miss completely and get left in the dust. The bad new is you are now by yourself on a bandit vehicle. You still have your gun and the driver can't really shoot at you effectively, but the car still has an accompanying Psycho on the back who is more than a little surprised at your initiative."A NEW FRIEND FOR THE MEAT CIRCUS!"The Psychopath takes a swing at you with his axe.>Dodge between him and the driver to get him to axe his friend in the head.>Screw dodging just shoot him in the gut and toss him off.>Other tactics?
>>1281854>Dodge between him and the driver to get him to axe his friend in the head.
>>1281854>Dodge between him and the driver to get him to axe his friend in the headThen preferably throw the driver at his friend, getting both of them off the vehicle.
>>1281854>Screw dodging just shoot him in the gut and toss him off.Getting the driver killed while we're busy with the psycho spunds like a bad move. The car cpuld go out of control or would come to a stop and we'd fall behind or be sitting ducks for the other bandit vehicles.
>>1281896Shit, that's a good point. Changin my vote to this.>>1281891
>>1281854WITNESSED!!!>Dodge between him and the driver to get him to axe his friend in the head.
originally i was wandering why a office worker was a vaulthunter, then i realized he was stark raving mad behind that smart friendly exterior.
>>1281860>>1281875>>1281891Its a good thing Psychos are a strange mix of predictable and completely irrational. It makes them so easy to goad into doing what you want. As he winds up his axe arm, you dive between him and his driver."HOLD STILL I NEED YOUR SKIN FOR MY FACE CHAIR!" He maniacally screams as he swings down. You drop down and hear the sickening sound of the axe digging into base of the driver's neck. It wasn't quite his head, but you suppose its all the same in the end. You start to pat yourself on the back when the car begins to jerk wildly. Seems killing the driver before getting in a position to take control safely was kind of a short-sighted plan. It's not that bad yet, you think to yourself, as you get back on your feet.Luckily enough, the Psycho lost his balance and fell to floor of the Technical. The car is listing to the right rapidly, but its slowing down enough you aren't in danger of hitting the van unless something drastic happens.>Activate Quick Wit?>Kick out the dying bandit and take the wheel.>Kick the psycho out of the car first.>Other strats?
>>1281976>Kick out the dying bandit and take the wheel.
>>1281976>Kick out the dying bandit and take the wheel.>pull up to the van and have them shoot the guy
"TIME FOR THE LOGS TO BE EVISCERATED!"Translated from Psycho: I need to head to bed, lads. I'll see you around noon tomorrow for a short while.
>>1281976>Kick out the dying bandit and take the wheel.>Casually shoot the psycho on the floor, only one hand is needed for the wheel.
>>1281986I HOPE YOU DREAM OF THE SHINIEST MEAT BICYCLE!translated from psycho: have a good night
>>1281976This sounds good: >>1281994If it requires quick wit then so be it. How often does it recharge?
>>1281976>Activate quick wit>Shoot the psycho who fell on the floor>kick out the bandit at the wheel and take control
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>1281976>>Activate Quick Wit?>Kick the psycho out of the car first.
"THE TALKY MAN HOWLS IN MY SKULL! SMASH HIM OUT! SMASH HIM!"Translated from Psycho: I'm back! Getting ready to post!
>>1283686"SCREAMING MAKES MY MEAT BIKE RIDE!"Translation from Psycho: Can't wait to continue! Been excited for it.
>>1283181>>1282034In the excitement of your daring, you feel like the world around you slows down and the paths of your foes will take become so much easier to read. You slide your way into the the seats of the Technical and boot the bandit bleeding out in the driver's seat out. His bodies tumbles end over end before coming to rest as a motionless mound of limbs and blood shrinking into the distance. Now in control of the vehicle, you turn your torso to face the Psycho still attempting to get up off the floor."Sorry, friend, but your services are no longer needed here." You smirk before pointing your gun at his face and squeezing the trigger. Like his bandit friend, the psycho tumbles back into the dusty scenery and out of your hair.>Quick Wit ends. Cooldown period will end in 3 turns.You now have complete control over this technical. Glancing at the controls, you find that this vehicle allows you to both remotely control the Blade Thrower turret as well as the forward mounted machine gun on the nose of the car. Neat!>Drive up next to the Van/Bus to show off and pick up Henrietta and Simeon to go murder some fools.>Just go murder the other bandits harassing your friends.>Drive up to the Van/Bus to show off. But let Simeon or Henrietta pick off the last two. You've already pulled your weight.>Other?
>>1283745>Drive up next to the Van/Bus to show off and pick up Henrietta and Simeon to go murder some fools.i cant believe we did this, i love it.
>>1283745>>Drive up next to the Van/Bus to show off and pick up Henrietta and Simeon to go murder some fools.Maybe they help us hijack some more.
>>1283745>>Drive up next to the Van/Bus to show off and pick up Henrietta and Simeon to go murder some fools.
>>1283745>Drive up next to the Van/Bus to show off and pick up Henrietta and Simeon to go murder some fools.
so... how much money is a technical worth?
>>1283786I think we should try to keep at least one. It'll make it easier to travel through pandora.
>>1283786Never made clear. The first game gives you a complementary Catch-A-Ride license, which lets you spawn buggies for free from the CAR stations.
>>1283831then again a good gun is worth a couple hundred thousand, a a car is bigger than a gun....
>>1283842Keep in mind these are cars that have been stolen and repurposed by bandits. Whatever it's original value, it probably isn't worth nearly as much now. Not to say that it won't be worth anything of course.
>>1283753>>1283756>>1283760>>1283762You hit the accelerator and quickly catch up to your friends. You steer right next to the driver's side, firing the machine gun at some of the other Technicals to ward them away for a while. Henrietta is leaning over the cargo railing with a wide smile on her face."Baal! I can't believe you did that! I love it!" She cheers and claps her hands."That wasss recklessss, sssuit." Simeon briefly moves his head to look at you before getting back to looking down the scope of his gun. His movements are a little sharper, betraying some frustration. Seems he isn't content until he manages to catch up with everyone else's kill count."I agree with Simeon." Flora shouts from the inside the Van/Bus. "That's something a psycho does. Definitely not something I expected from some middle manager, Dahl Corporation or not." Her stern stare softens after a second and gets replaced with a smirk. "Though it was quite impressive and effective. Plus now we don't have to worry about when the Van dies. Maybe we can get into a Catch-A-Ride. Could be handy. There's probably a station in Shin Splint.""Maybe..." You admit to them, though inside your own head, you're screaming at yourself about how you nearly killed yourself several times over in the last 30 seconds. "Anyway, Henrietta, Simeon, hop on! We're going to go blast some bandits. We'll be back after a few more bandits bite the dust.""I think I'll ssstay here." Simeon shouts, not looking up from his gun. "Itsss a more even sssplit that way.""Suit yourself, stinky!" Henrietta shouts as she jumps into the gunner's seat of the technical. "Imma gonna murderize some psychos! WOOOO! Hit it, Baal!">Hit it.>Hit the turbo.>Try to convince Simeon to hop in anyway.
>>1283867>Hit the turbo.
>>1283867>Hit the turboOnly thing we can do.
>>1283886>>1283895>>1283905"Hitting it!" You respond, flipping the top off of the stick and hitting the button within, activating the turbo booster. You and Henrietta are wrenched back in your seats as the car rockets forwards at an incredible pace. The younger girl howls with excitement and brings the Blade Thrower around to face the first bandit car you come across. The familiar buzzing of the blades in the air is a little more relaxing knowing that its coming from your Technical. The first blades cleave the bandit car's gunner completely in half, spooking the driver, who breaks off in an attempt to flee.>Chase down the runner.>Break the other car.
>>1283925>Break the other car
>>1283925>Chase down the gunner
>>1283925>Break the other car.Let's ward off the immediate threats.
>>1283925>Break the other carAfter that, we can run down the rest.
>>1283925>Chase down the runner.How long till we become a bandit?Is how best move the brefcase changes into a minigun? Ether black lagon or rwby stlay?
>>1283938>>1283951>>1283954"Let them run for now, Henrietta. We just need to make sure they can't get to the Bus." You shout over the roaring engines as you steer the Technical back to the other bandit vehicle."YOU'RE SKAG-BAIT, GRINDER!" The bandits in the last Technical shout at you as all weapons come to bear. Unlike some of the other cars, this one looks like its completely filled with Marauders and bandits.>Too many guns! Fall back and evade fire!>Start ramming them. Maybe you can shake some of those bandits off (d100)>Have Henrietta start shooting while you do some evasive maneuvers!
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>1283995>RAM
>>1283995>Have Henrietta start shooting while you do some evasive maneuvers!Slip behind them so you can use the forward-mounted guns.
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>1283995RAMMING!>Start ramming them. Maybe you can shake some of those bandits off (d100)
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>1283995>Start ramming them. Maybe you can shake some of those bandits off (d100)
i think baal is a adrenaline junky or something jesus.>Have Henrietta start shooting while you do some evasive maneuvers!
>>1284047Not really. Baal is just far more capable than he initially expected himself to be. Yeah, he's a quick thinker and a not-too-bad shot with his pistol, but at no point did he think he would be hijacking a bandit buggy by leaping onto it like an action hero. He's a Vault Hunter only by way of circumstance; he wasn't prepared to be this good.
>>1284047Seconding the adrenaline junkie>The whole plot line watches how the harsh lands of Pandora breaks down a mild-mannered salaryman and turns him into a Psycho
>>1284047>>1284061>>1284072Between the Siren, the mutant and the fourteen-year-old scrapper and gun nut, Baal is probably the most "normal" person here.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>1283995Can Henritta activate Hot Salvo with the Technicals? If so, I vote for >Have Henrietta start shooting while you do some evasive maneuversOtherwise, it's Ramming speed!
>>1284085Yes, but it would make for a good story for him to become the most crazed
>>1284092all while being the most normal. even if he does act like a crazed psycho every once and awhile
>>1284092>>1284100I prefer turning him into a John McClane, myself.
>>1284003"RAMMING SPEED!" You shout as you jerk the towards the bandit car. Henrietta screams in surprise but quickly starts laughing at the violence you are displaying. It seems like your behavior was not something the bandits expected and several of them are rocked out of their vehicle and are left in the dust like ragdolls. Your voice joins the Gunbunny's in victorious cheers as she starts firing the blade turret again. The bandits scream as they are ripped to shreds by the flying shards of steel. She even manages to catch the driver in the head, causing the enemy vehicle to veer wildly and crash spectacularly. Your cheers get even louder as you slowly are rejoined with your companions on the Van/Bus.>Praise Henrietta's gunnery skills>Ask if they fucking saw that?!>Stay humble and praise the whole team on their synergy like a good manager!
>>1284116..... i cant wait to climb into air vents and fuck up our feet with glass.
>>1284130>Praise Henrietta's gunnery skills
>>1284130>Be a good guy and congratulate them on a good team-building exercise
>>1284130>>Stay humble and praise the whole team on their synergy like a good manager!pretend we didn't just do all of that. because wow that was insane.
>>1284116The way i see it, going by the Borderlands skill system, Ball can evolve in 3 skill trees:-One that makes him go full psycho salaryman, strangling bandits with his tie before shoving pencils in their eyes and blasting them with his company-issued standard firearm.-One that has him use his incredible number-crunching skills to become the ultimate killer, calculating the trajectory of bullets to make humanely impossible shots.-And the last one, one that has him use his contacts from the company and deal-making skills to become the ultimate supplier of goods from all across Pandora, gathering a stash of unlimited supplies that he keeps in the most unexpected places (a briefcase filled with enough explosives to level a building? Baal has it. Some encryption keys for those special Hyperion locked loot-boxes? He can hook you up. The coordinates of a secret bunker filled with bandits that hoard E-tech guns? For the right price, he'll point you the right way.)
>>1284130>Stay humble and praise the whole team on their synergy like a good manager!
>>1284140>>1284141"Good job everybody. Great teamwork! Great synergy!" Your inner manager rears its head and you give everyone a thumbs up. Simeon, who is resting his hand on the stock of his rifle, sighs heavily and shakes his head. Henrietta returns the thumbs up with a giggle."Right... Synergy." Flora smirks as she glances at you briefly. "Looks like we're coming up on Shin... Splint?" She trails off as she looks forward. You turn to look and you see a town in the distance. It looks like the typical shanty towns that spring up in the desert like fungus, but... above it sits a massive, robot standing on three legs, overlooking the sands of the Dust.END OF THREAD>"MEET YOUR VAULT HUNTERS" COMPLETE!>Bonus time: Talk to a Vault Hunter!>Bonus time: d100 for loot>Bonus time: d100 for money>THE NEXT QUEST, "Shattered Shins" Begins soon!
which I will do when I get home from work... around midnight tonight
Rolled 86, 65 = 151 (2d100)>>1284255Rollin for loot.>>1284265Can we get a timezone to expect for that?
>>1284270CSTAlso your choices for Hunters to talk to would be>Simeon>Flora>Henriettaand, of course>Baal
Rolled 23, 61 = 84 (2d100)>>1284255THE RIVER OF GREEN GOLD WILL FLOW UPON ME!Translated from Psycho: "We'll be swimming in the money!"AND DEATH IS NOT INVITED IN YOUR CRUNCHING GROUNDS!Translated from Psycho: "Good luck at work!"And i'd like to talk to Simeon. Get to know him more, finally find out if he's actually a cannibal, that stuff.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>1284255>Bonus time: d100 for loot
whats up with the gunbunny?
>>1284304Shes a boncing betty
>>1284270For completing this quest, Baal recieves pic related. Probably found it strapped behind the driver's seat. Along with a new, fancy gun, he receives $650. Very generous in terms of first quest completed money.>>1284296"Am I a cannibal? Why doesss everyone assssk that? Honesssstly itsss kind of raccccist.">>1284304"Nothin'! What's up with you?">>1284365"What?"
>>1284304She is, despite her young age, legal on Pandora.Then again, this is Pandora, so make of that what you will.
>>1286857Henrietta is 18. Her birthday happens to have been whatever constitutes as 'yesterday' on Pandora.
>>1286876Very much so.Anyway, question for you all: How have you enjoyed the quest so far? I'll be honest, this entire thing was improvised. Outside of the Hunter's concepts, nothing was prepared ahead of time. Not even the active skills.
>>1286896From what little I've played of the first game, it fits the overall tone fairly well. The Vault Hunters are just outlandish enough yet still remain the most sane things on the planet. It's interesting seeing how things play out in this pseudo-space western post-apocalypse mess. It's got me thinking of running something based on WildStar.
Is it weird that I think that Baal is basically Rock from Black Lagoon plus a smidgen Wacko(my made up term for a beneficial psycho)
>>1286896i fuckin love this thing and the character's in it.you did good surfin, you did good.
I remember somebody saying that Baal's back story should have been that he went postal and killed his entire company. I still like that idea and that he said Hyperion killed them all as a cover up or that he doesn't remember doing it. Just my thoughts .
Well, before this thread dies, and because I'm probably not gonna be around for the next one, I thought I'd go ahead and post it now. Not done, but I'm gonna be gone for about a year, so I'm givin it to ya guys now.Hope ya like it. It's what I imagine henritta looks like.