"Yeah, right! You're telling us it was that universal resonance again?""...and then Alpha and I engaged in a psychic battle, and I freed Prim from its control - Prim, back me up here!""I don't know, Jake. It must have just been a side effect of being mind-controlled by Alpha. All I remember is walking into the cave, and then suddenly I was on the other side of the room and everybody else was piled on you!""But- but our conversation on Welland-3! We talked about your letter!""My letter-?""How do you think we came up with the plan to disable your robot's targeting and set it on Alpha?""I don't know, it just seemed like a good idea at the time!"
"Oh, I never should've turned that durn computer on!""What?""You mean YOU'RE the one who turned it on?""You said you were the only one who didn't want to turn it on!"[beeping noise]"Hey, we're coming up on Snowball Station!"
"Goodbye, Supreme Caretaker Rolopolo! Farewell, First Concubine Tinkala! Good luck pleading to the Empire!""Thank you for your assistance, Captain Starcrash. You have overcome great obstacles to deliver us here.""All in a day's work. You should be able to get a shuttle to Trysk at the courier office.""Thank you again, Krum.""Don't mention it, Yop. That guy had it coming. Good luck with your new life."
"As for you, old man-""Now, listen here, young fella, I didn't know what was going to-""I'm just kidding, old man. Good luck with whatever it is you found on that rock. I hope it brings you a fortune."
"I hope our pod has a sanitary stall!""You're in for a big surprise!""A surprise? What surprise?""I radioed ahead and got us a deluxe suite!""Jake, you didn't!""Honest engine!"
"Wow, this place is a lot nicer than the last time I was through here... A lot more crowded, too!"
"Desk clerk must be pretty bus- oof! Hey, watch it, pal!""Host! Host, where are you! I wish to check in!""Hey, buddy! The line forms behind me!"
"What did you say?""I said the line forms behind me!""You- You're just a commoner! How dare you speak to me like that!""Commoner? Since when are there nobles all the way out here?"
"Excuse me, my lord... Excuse me, sir, is there something I can assist with?">Defer and apologize to the noble>Remind him that you're only in imperial-annexed space and not legally obligated to give him special treatment yet>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>4682559"Just the man I was looking for--we're ready to check in!"Just ignore this Snaggletoothed Snob!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>4682564supporting
>>4682564I support this motion! No need to risk fate otherwise.
" 'Scuse me, pal. Yeah, how you doing, I've got a reservation under Starcrash. Jake Starcrash. Twelve hundred flatbacks. My robot's got it right here in cash."
"What's going on, dear?""Nothing, just a little misunderstanding!"
"Daddy, what's wrong?""Daddy, I want to go up to our suite!""Now, girls, calm yourselves! This is just a- a momentary interruption!""Daddy, you promised us we would get to go on vacation to Snowball while we were still virgins!""Yes, daddy, you promised!"
"Ah, yes, Mr. Starcrash. I have you in room 209. I see you've stayed here before under our previous management!""That's right, mister. Looks like things have changed quite a bit!""Yes, Snowball is a popular new recreation destination for Imperial citizens."
"Yes, my lord, may I help you?""LORD Olinoi, Lady Willplan, and retinue!""I want to go skiing, Ina!""No, Lam, I want to go to the theatre!"
"Ah, yes, my lord. I have you in room 210."
[whistling]"Swanky digs! What else is there to do for fun around here besides skiing and the theatre?""THERE-IS-A-CASINO-ON-THE-THIRD-FLOOR-THE-LIFT-IS-DOWN-THE-HALL-IN-THAT-DIRECTION."
"Girls on the left, boys on the right!""I've never been to a casino before!"
"I tell you, Krum, nothing beats a hot shower after five weeks in space!""Nah, I'm not ready to have kids yet.""You're not just gonna sit around this whole vacation, are you? We can't even go look at the cargo bids until tomorrow afternoon.""If I'm on vacation then I don't have to guard your back for a change. Why, where are you going?""Well...">Hit the ski slopes>Attend the theater>Take Prim to the casino>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>4682712>Hit the ski slopesI just want to see your ski sets desu
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>4682712>>Take Prim to the casinoWe like to live DANGEROUSLY.
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>4682712>Take Prim to the casinoI'm feeling lucky!
"Where are you going?""Thought I'd check out the curves- I mean, the slopes!""Be careful!"
"As long as I don't step on any noble tails, I should be- yaaah!""Tails? How dare you slight me! Everyone docks their tails! Female Lonoids prefer males with docked tails! It's more hygenic! Males don't need tails anyway! I would seem strange when viewed against my father and his father if my tail wasn't docked! If I had had a choice I would have had my tail docked!""Oh, I was just... heading back to my room after hitting the slopes!""Come now, Mr. Starcrash. There's no need to play coy with me. You were heading out to go skiing!""Me? No, I don't even know how!"
"Nonsense, you're even dressed for it. I have a proposal for you, Mr. Starcrash.""A proposal?""We can take the shuttle to the slopes together. They say you're supposed to ski with a partner. For safety.""Safety?""They also say that anything buried under the snow here may never be found. The snow on this planet never melts, you know."
"Jake! You're back!""Changed my mind! You want to go to the casino with me?""Sure!"
"I still can't believe how much Snowball Station has changed in two years!""Are casinos fun?""Sure, you're gonna love it!"
"First thing, we need to-""Excuse me, sir! You there, in the red jumpsuit! Wait a moment, please!""Yeah, what can I do for you, pal?"
"Sir, there are ladies present here. Your Streifen is not allowed in here dressed like that.""Look pal, first off, she's not 'my Streifen'; her name is Primrose, and she-""Whatever her name is, she simply can't be in here without observing the decorum of the nobility.""I've about had it with these no-"
[sobbing, crying]"Prim, wait!""Leave me alone! I've never been so humiliated in my life!">Buy Prim a glamourous dress>Buy Prim a simple dress>Forget the casino and go to the theatre instead>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
>>4682904>Buy Prim a glamourous dress
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>4682909>>4682904Yes, surely we can find an appropriately fancy dress in this place!
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>4682909Here's some dice
>>4682916Well, at least we weren't on the tables when this happened.
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>4682904>>Buy Prim a glamourous dress
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>4682916supporting this
Rolled 3 (1d12)>>4682904>Buy Prim a simple dress
Rolled 8 (1d12)On second thought we should buy her some rare tools, she'd probably like that more.
I'm going to take a break for a few hours but I've already taken pictures so we can start playing again tomorrow!
>>4683096Looking forward to a gloriously disastrous shopping spree!
"Prim, wait for me! Prim!""Hey, watch it!""Sorry! Prim!"
"Say! My luck might be turning around."
"May I help you, sir?""That dress is perfect! I'll take it!""Very good, sir! Will you be paying with cash, coin, or charge, sir?""Flatbacks. And wrap it up, please. I need to make a big impression.""Very good, sir!"
"The total comes to nine hundred and fifty flatbacks, sir.""Got an even thousand for you right here-""You are very gracious, sir!""-Somewhere... I thought it was right here...""Sir?"
"That guy on the promenade! He stole my clip!""Sir, does this mean you won't be taking this today?"
"Charge it to Jake Starcrash at the Centennial Hotel! Stop! Thief!"
" *huff* There you are! This must be your first time getting chased!"
"Leggo!""What in the great black hole? You're just a little gir- OW!"
"Wha... who are..."
"Captain Starcrash!""Wuzzuh?""Captain Starcrash, I beg you! You must wake up!"
"Huh? Yop? Wha... what are you doing here? I thought you were going to Trysk!""Captain Starcrash, please! You must regain your wits immediately!""Where are we?""We are in the sub-basement of Snowball Station. You have been drugged.""I can't move my arms and legs!""You have been drugged.""Get me out of here!""I cannot.""Why not?"
"The extremities of my prosthetics have been removed.""Removed? By who?"
"ME.""A robot?""NOT-JUST-ANY-ROBOT-I-AM-WELL-ACQUAINTED-WITH-YOUR-SMOOLONIAN-COMPANION-YOU-MAY-CALL-ME-BLZB-BENSON-LABORATORY-TEST-MODEL-THE-PLEAS-OF-YOUR-COMPANIONS-ARE-FUTILE-I-HAVE-EXTENSIVE-PROGRAMMING-ON-HUMAN-PHYSIOLOGY.""Nice to meet you. Now turn me loose!""BEFORE-WE-PROCEED-I-SHOULD-THANK-YOU-CAPTAIN-STARCRASH.""Thank me? Why?""YOU-DELIVERED-THE-SMOOTIANS-TO-ME-THE-BOUNTY-ON-THEM-IS-QUITE-HIGH-YOU-ALSO-DELIVERED-THE-SMOOLONIAN-TURNCOAT-WHO-CARRIES-A-NOT-INSIGNIFICANT-SUM-AS-WELL.""What do you need me for?""THE-BERNELLI-BROTHERS-HAVE-PLACED-A-BOUNTY-ON-YOUR-HEAD-THAT-I-ALSO-WISH-TO-COLLECT.""So you drugged me to make sure I wouldn't struggle while you put me in a prisoner pod?""YOU-MISUNDERSTAND-CAPTAIN-STARCRASH-THE-BOUNTY-IS-ONLY-ON-YOUR-HEAD."
"Wait! You said you just wanted to get some information out of him!"
"IRRELEVANT.""Wait, aren't you at least going to knock me out again?""I-FIND-THE-TASK-IS-MORE-ENJOYABLE-WHEN-PATIENTS-ARE-ALERT-AND-COGNIZANT."Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4683701HOLY SHIT, FARCE DON'T FAIL ME NOW
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4683701The rabbit gnaws at that cable behind him which shuts off the power. And robots probably need power. Right?
"Too bad for you, I have unbelieveable mental powers that I can activate whenever I can concentrate sufficiently... concentrate sufficiently to use my... my..."
"Yop! Gnaw through that cable!"
"That's a main trunk! It would fry me the instant I cut through!"
"You! Kid! Help me!">Ask her to free the Smootians>Ask her to run and get help>Ask her to attack BLZB>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>4683776>Ask her to free the SmootiansGoddamn Farce...
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>4683776>>Ask her to free the SmootiansMay as well go out a hero
"If you can't help me, at least save the Smootians! They didn't do anything!"
[frenetic beeping noises]
KLCHUNG"Come on, let's go!""Hurry, Tinkala!"
"What's wrong? I thought we had an appointment!""THE-BOUNTY-ON-THE-SMOOTIANS-IS-SIGNIFICANTLY-HIGHER-THAN-YOUR-OWN.""Don't I at least get a pretty nurse?"
"Come on, I know a place where we can hide!""Wait, child! Captain Starcrash has friends who can help us!""We should split up! That awful robot won't be able to get us all!">Let the kid lead you to a hideout>Find Krum and Primrose>Split up>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever your friends do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>4683915>Find Krum and PrimroseSeriously? You guys are leaving this to me and my shit rolls?
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>4683915>>Find Krum and Primrose
>>4683994Honestly, 10 isn't bad and I'm mostly here for the pictures.
"Come on, there's a way to the main promenade from here!""I see a doorway!""Look, it's Krum and Primrose!"
"Your excellencies! Yop! Have you seen Jake? He's been missing for hours!""Captain Starcrash has been taken prisoner!""Prisoner?""It is true, Primrose. The same surgeon-robot that took my arms has taken Captain Starcrash. He is held in the sub-basement beyond that doorway. We were only able to escape thanks to this child-""So you helped out, huh?""I, um-"
"I-LIED-TO-HER-ON-MANY-OCCASIONS.""Leave the Smootians and my friends out of this! Your feud is with me!""THE-SPORC-DOES-NOT-CONCERN-ME-IN-ANY-SPECIFIC-WAY-BEYOND-THE-FACT-THAT-HE-SEEMS-TO-HAVE-OBSERVED-THE-LOCAL-WEAPONS-ORDINANCE-AND-LEFT-HIS-WEAPONS-ON-HIS-SHIP."
"...HAVE-NOT."PHOOTRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever your friends do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>4684410Krum whips out his trouser snake and uses the robot's auto-censor function to make it miss it's shots.
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>4684410Throw a chalice at his camera eye.
"Look out!""Take cover!""Eee! Krum, help!"
[grunting, straining noises]"These trousers haven't fit right ever since we crashed on that mushroom planet-"
DONKRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever your friends do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>4684559Throw him through that window or door or whatever it is into the snow.
"RAAAAARGH! I'VE HAD IT WITH THESE TROUSERS!"KRIIIIIIP"Aaah-!"
"What're YOU lookin' at?"
"How are you doing, Jake?""I'm starting to feel my legs! Thanks for getting me out of there!""Let's get you back to the hotel room and you can lie down!"
"What's this?""What's what?""This box, silly! What pretty wrapping!""I don't know! It must be for you!""For me?""You'd better go try it on!""Try it on? You mean-!""Better hurry! I think I'm starting to be able to move my legs!"
"How do I look?">Play Cavort (Luck + Skill)>Play Whitehat (Luck + Reading Opponents)>Play Roulette (Luck)>Play Craps (Luck)>Cheat at one of the above>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>4684883>>Something elsepoker
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>4684883>Play Roulette (Luck)
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>4684883>Play Whitehat (Luck + Reading Opponents)Feeling Lucky!
ok I've figured it out, Krum's dick is the huttlet's arms
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>4684883>Something elsePretty Woman the fuck out of >>4682902
"I think I was right!""About what?""You still look good in blue!""Awww-! Come on, let's go play something!""Pick whatever you like!"
"Don't they play a game called poker in casinos?""Nah, ever since they solved that game there's no reason to play.""What about that one?""Roulette?""How do you play?""Well... at its core, the wheel spins and you win or lose based on whether you put your bet on red or black. Of course, that's just the basic principle. When you really get into it-"
"I'd like to bet all of this on red, please!""Wait, Prim, what are you d-"
"Black!""Hang on, wait, she didn't-"
"That was almost our entire stack! I was counting on cleaning up at the Cavort table to pay the docking fees on the Zephyr! I can't believe she put it all on like that! What in the great black hole am I going to do? All I've got left is ten-""Hey, Jake, are you alright? You look upset!""Huh? Uh, no, no, I-""Sorry I didn't win!"
"You know what, Prim, take this.""Are you sure?""Go ahead. Have some fun!""Thanks, Jake!"
"I'd like to bet this on red, please!""Come to think of it, I guess it's not so bad. The hotel is covered through tomorrow, and we can probably get enough from selling that robot to cover the docking fees and sleep in the Zephyr tomorrow night, and after that we can sell some nonessential-"
"Red!""Wait, what?""Jake, I won!""That's great, Prim!""Can I play again?""Uh, sure, why not?"
[crowd murmuring]"I'd like to play again, please!"
"Excuse me, sir! Excuse me, miss!""Yeah, what do you want? Can't you see we're busy taking you guys to the cleaners?""Yes, sir, your companion is really on a lucky streak, but your luck just got even better! This establishment is prepared to offer you both a free two-night stay in our sister hotel's luxury suite, free of charge, including all-you-can-eat meals and entertainment if you come with me right now!"
"Funny, you're the same guy who kicked us out of here a few hours ago because 'my Streifen' wasn't dressed correctly. That was you, right?""Well, sir, you must realize, that is...""No, YOU need to realize something, pal. Not only do we have a nicer suite just up the block at the Centennial, but thanks to you guys, it's already paid for, so I'll tell you what we'll do."
"I think we're all gonna stay here and watch Prim win some more of your money, and then afterwards, everyone in this room is invited for free drinks!"[crowd cheering]
"At the Centennial."
"Jake, I'm bored picking colors!""No sweat, Prim. There are lots of games here. What do you like?""What's the game we played for Crew Night?""Whitehat?""I like Whitehat!""Alright, the secret to Whitehat is getting the better of your opponents."
"And that means selecting someone who... perfect! A spot just opened up at that table. Looks pretty high-stakes, but we've got enough to buy in now, thanks to you. Come on!"
"Well, ladies and gentlemen, everyone is in."
"Let's see it, er... my lord. If you please.""Do not presume to rush me! I just- I-"
[cards fluttering]"This... This SCOUNDREL has cheated me for the last time!"
"Jolly! The Lady Coraliana and I are leaving! Collect my winnings and follow!""But my Lord Bottlesworth... there are no winnings!"
"Looks like it's just us now, friend!""Maybe.">Take your modest but still impressive portion of the winnings and retire>Enter it all into a high-stakes Whitehat game with the planet's best gambler>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>4685808>>Enter it all into a high-stakes Whitehat game with the planet's best gamblerI said it before: I LIKE TO LIVE DANGEROUSLY
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>4685808>Take your modest but still impressive portion of the winnings and retireBetter safe than sorry.
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>4685808>Enter it all into a high-stakes Whitehat game with the planet's best gamblerI'm sticking with the higher roll, thanks.
"Hey, my kinda game! You sort yet?""Oh, wow, aren't you Halibut Sinclair?""Yeah, but that don't answer my question! Did you sort yet? Hey, doll. What's your name?"
"I mean, I guess we didn't sort yet, but this was kind of a closed game, and-""My name's Primrose!"
"No such thing as a closed game if you ain't sorted yet. I'll take.""Who are your friends?""This is Dilly and Bark."
"I will take as well. Come, Jolly!"
[unintelligible alien gibberish]"Well, I guess that makes five!"
"We're back at the sector Whitehat championship here in the Ridgepoint Casino on beautiful Snowball. The stakes here are incredibly high. Competing at the table tonight is Halibut Sinclair. This is his second career. He is of course one of the most popular rocketcar pilots in Imperial space."
"A late entry, Eldoon Neila seems to be out of his... her? Its league among the other players at this table. I wouldn't be surprised if Eldoon retires first."
"Next up is Jake Starcrash. Jake is a guest at a competing hotel who has caused a scene in this establishment TWICE today. When he's not at the Whitehat table, Jake is a long-haul spacer."
"I'm not sure I have the sheet on-"
"Rounding out the table is the Lady Coraliana Bottlesworth, here to win back her family fortune that was so recently lost. In fact, that's it there on the table."
[clattering, indecipherable alien gibberish]"It looks like Eldoon isn't very happy with that last hand. I think this might be a sign it's time for him... her? For Eldoon to call it a night."
"Jake, I can't follow any of this! Everything is moving too fast!""I know what you mean! They're not cutting me any slack!""You said this game was about strategy and knowing your opponent, right? Don't you have some kind of strategy?""Sure, as long as you can keep everyone's eyes off of you, the way to win is to play off of the other players' weaknesses. If the other players start to notice you're winning, you need to pick another player and focus your attacks on them if you want to stand any chance. To do that, you need to target their weakness.""What do you mean?"
"Take Lady Bottlesworth. She's playing fast and hard, burning up her treasures because she's lost so much already that she's desperate to win it all back. That means she can be tricked, but it also means she's dangerous.""What about Mr. Sinclair?"
"You know, you remind me of a critter I once ran over!""Halibut has skill and nerve, but he's been drinking fizzers all night and he's more interested in the way your dress looks than the game so he's playing sloppy and unpredictable.""Aww, that's sweet of him! Tell me about that other guy!"
"I can't really get a read on him."
"You have certainly been successful at the table this evening, Captain Starcrash.""Oh, no more than anyone else, my lady! Must be my beginner's luck!""Indeed. We could sit here stacking gold all night, but my wrist is wearied. I propose one more hand, with a twenty thousand flatback wager. That is, by my estimate, roughly the amount that both our dear absent friend Eldoon had on the table at the time of its departure, and the amount that Captain Starcrash is currently holding.""I agree.""For a hundred thousand flatbacks? Sounds good. I'll take.""Captain Starcrash?""Jake, what are you going to do?""I"m not sure! This is all we've got! If I lose it, we're worse off than when we got to Detri-5.""A hundred thousand flatbacks is a lot of money!""Yeah, there's that too...">Take your twenty thousand flatbacks and walk away>Put it all on the table and play your best>Cheat>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>4686147>Take your twenty thousand flatbacks and walk away
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>4686147>Take your twenty thousand flatbacks and walk awayPapa Starcrash always said to aim for the stars. That didn't convince the Don from repossessing his cyberknees when he bet the spaceship on seahorse racing.
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4686147Best case we win big and attract negative attention from the losers or the casino staff. Worst case we lose everything to a drunk rocket car pilot, smug nobility or the planet's best gambler in his element. We got what we came here for and we stuck it to the hotel staff for being pricks earlier, so it's time to end this on a high note.>Fold your cards and walk away.Hopefully Krum or the teddy bears haven't gotten into trouble.
"Well, everyone, it's been a fun evening but I think we're about ready to head out. Gerry with a 'G', this is for you. Thanks for putting up with us all night.""Thank you very much, Captain Starcrash! I hope you and Miss Primrose have a lovely evening!"
"That was great! Are casinos always that fun?""They are when I'm in them.""What do you want to do now?"
"There's always the theatre. I caught a show there once, but that was two y-""Move it!""Watch it!""Coming through!""Eee-!"
"What was that all about?""Better if we don't stick around! Come on, let's kick jets!""I hope Krum is alright!"
"Well?""I don't know... there's something not quite right about them."
"I think these are a little too tight.""I assure you, sir! They will stretch after a few wears!""They feel like they're too tight.""They are tailored to your measurements exactly, sir!"
"I see now that you are correct, sir! The trousers are indeed too tight!"
"What do you think, Krum?""I guess they're alright when I wear these boots. Let me see that last pair."
"Alright, tell that guy he can come back in the shop."
"Hey, Krum! Hey, everybody!""You wouldn't believe the night we've had!"
"That is a very lovely gown, Primrose!""Thank you, First Concubine Tinkala!""Congratulations on your winnings, Mr. Starcrash!""Hey, thanks!"
"Nice trousers, Krum! You want to go check out the theatre?""Jake, what about that little girl?""What about her?""We can't just leave her like this!""What do you want me to do?""I don't know! Do something!">Ignore her>Give her some money>Invite her to come with you>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
>>4687324>Invite her to come with you
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4687350I thought I put the dice in....
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>4687324>Invite her to come with youKids cramp our style, but she did do us a solid back there...
"Jake, I'm serious! I heard someone call her a duckrat!"[laughing]"What's so funny?""You mean 'duct-rat'.""What's a duct-rat?""Someone who lives in the ventilation system of a station. Officially, they don't exist. They get by scavenging from restaurants and garbage systems."
"We can't just leave her here by herself! I don't think she has any parents!""She seems like she's been doing fine so far-""What kind of childhood is living in air ducts and skimming from garbage lines?""If I let her on the Zephyr she's just going to strip all the wiring and bail at the first port!""But she's an orphan!""So were you, but you came out alright!"
"That's because you helped me!"
"Alright, listen, kid. This is NOT a permanent arrangement. We are simply transporting you to a more suitable environment for a juvenile, nothing more. Do you understand?"
"Who the vac are you, old man? You're not security. You're just some radded-up old spacer!""Old man-?""And I'm not a juvenile anymore! I'm practically an adult!"
"Hey, listen, against my better judgement I'm offering you a way out of here. Our ship might not be as nice as the hotel we're in now, but I guarantee it's better than where you're going to be sleeping tonight if you don't take me up on this.""Vac yourself, old man! I don't have to do anything you tell me!""Alright, fine. If you want to stay here, I can't force you onto my ship.""That's right! Kick your jets!"
"Let's go.""What about the kid?""Forget about her, Krum. She's not coming with.""Jake!""I tried, Prim! She doesn't want to!"
"Hey! Duct-rat!""Let go of me!""I told you if you weren't aboard the next outbound ship, I was going to sell you to a work colony."
"Wait a minute, officer-""Who're you?""I'm the guy with the next outbound ship. This one's with us."
"I better not see her around the promenade again.""What's your name, anyway?""Why do you want to know?""That way if we pick up a second kid I can call one of you at a time.""Oh.""That was a joke, by the way.""I knew that!"
"When we get back to our hotel, you can stay in Prim's room. She has her own shower. You can get cleaned up while we still have running water.""Ash.""Looks more like reactor grease.""No, Ash.""Huh?""My name.">Take Primrose to the late show at the theatre>Go to the theatre by yourself>Go back to the hotel and drink complimentary free liquor>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>4688492>Take Primrose to the late show at the theatre
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>4688492>Go back to the hotel and drink complimentary free liquorand bring Krum along.
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>4688492>>4688550What this guy said--we came here to relax and we've barely been doing that at all since we've arrived!
"Now about that theatre... Krum, you want to come with?""Is there gonna be singing?""Well, yeah!""Then count me out. I'm going back to our suite and getting drunk. I've been craving beer lately.""Alright, the show's only an hour. You mind taking Ash back with you?"
"Sure. Come on, kid.""We'll meet up with you after the show!""Is the theatre more fun than the casino?""Probably not, but you'll still like it. Rodney Robbins is headlining!"
"Well there ain't no work for a girl like meWay out here in the Outer ReachThe men are too busy lookin' for goldThe nights are so lonely and oh so coldBut there's a shooting star that's passin' overheadAnd I'm thinkin' 'bout those nights when I was warm in your bedSo darlin' I'm a-comin' 'cross the galaxy the fastest way throughAnd I'll tell you what I'm gonna do-ooh-oohI'm gonna ride that comet All the way back home to you-ooh-oooooooooh-ooh-ooh!"
"But when I look into your eyesThat's when I realize I'm where I want to beRight next to you right next to me!""Thank you! Let's have a hand for the Comettes! Weren't they great, ladies and gentlemen?"
"What a great audience! I know you probably think I say that a lot, but this time I mean it! Well, hello! Folks, if you can't see, I'm standing here in the front row and there's a very lovely young Streifen sitting here with a nice young gentleman. What's your name, darling?""Primrose!""Primrose! And what do you do, Primrose?""I'm a mechanic on a spaceship.""A spaceship mechanic! This delicate flower! And who's this with you?""This is Captain Jake Starcrash.""Well, Captain, I envy your job!"
"That's it for tonight, folks! Thanks for coming out, have fun, and remember to thank your server!"
"That was amazing! I can't remember ever having this much fun before!""I hope Krum hasn't gotten too far without us!"
"Halt!""Forget it, sludge!"
"Just what I need!""Eeee-!"
"Drop your burner!""I don't think so, sludge! You drop your burner or the pelt gets it!"
"Now you listen good! I want a shuttle fueled and waiting in the docks in ten minutes! I'm taking this pelt with me to make sure you don't try anything! If I think anything's going on, I'll fry her! I'm not kidding!"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>4691279He can't seem to open his left eye, use his blindspot to break his burner-holding arm.
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>4691279Knock him out with a Veborian Neck-Chop while he's distracted!
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>4691279Castrate him for insulting Primrose like that.
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>4691279just give him the ol'karate chop to the back of the neck
"Alright, look, let's all just calm down, here. That Streifen is obviously friends with an important guest, so let's not do anything stupid. Look, I'm not aiming my bur-"
"Jake, look out!""VEBORIAN NECK-"
"Let go!""Come on, you!">Call your suite and get your friends to help>Chase him down>Use police burner on criminal>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>4692135No--not Guard #2331! He was one day away from retirement!>Use police burner on criminalBut let's not risk hitting Prim--we can just toss the gun at his noggin!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>4692135>>Use police burner on criminalTime to use the schwartz to enhance our aim
"Prim! Augh, that guy really did a number on me! I can't even see straight... He's getting away! No chance of shooting him without hitting Prim. If only I could-"
"Whuh-? The universal resonance? I must have gotten hit harder than I thought! Unless... I really DO have unbelievable mental powers!"
"Here goes nothing!"WSSSSST
[sounds of scuffling]"Wow, Jake! How'd you manage to throw the burner that far down the hallway?""You mean you didn't see?""See what?""Forget it, let's go back to the hotel!"
[loud snoring noises][whispering]"Looks like Krum wrapped up without us!"
[whispering]"Ash is sleeping too!">Invite Prim to watch the first sunrise in the outdoor hot tub>Send her to bed and get a good night's sleep yourselfRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>4692328>Invite Prim to watch the first sunrise in the outdoor hot tub
"I read in the visitor's guide that the first sun rises for about twenty minutes before it goes dark for another two hours. Want to come watch it with me in the hot tub?""I'll go get changed!"
"Alright, don't look!""Hard not to!""Jake! I'm serious!""Will you get out here? You're gonna miss the sunrise!"
"This was the only suit in my size - ooh, that's hot!""I wouldn't worry about the fit!""What's in the glasses?""Lunar champagne. I found a bottle Krum missed."
"What should we toast to?">To the Zephyr>To the crew>To you and me>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>4692618>To the Zephyr
Rolled 11 (1d12)>>4692639[Insert suitable praises to The Zephyr!]
"To the Zephyr!""To the Zephyr!""May she never need more than we can give her!""May she fly forever, even if both her grav engines give out!""With you in charge of repairs, that's not likely!""Awww~!"
"Would you look at that!""It's beautiful!""Now that's worth getting up early for!""It's like looking at stars!""That's the ice crystals in the air. The visitor's guide said it's fine to look directly at the first sunrise. They didn't say anything about how it would look like this!"
"By the way, that reminds me-""Hmm?""I never finished installing the new fuel crossover pumps. I'd better do that tomorrow while I can still rent a sled.""Already taken care of!""What do you mean?""I took the liberty of paying the hangar staff to give the Zephyr a full overhaul. They're doing just about everything but replacing the console and repainting the hull!""Aww, you're the best captain Krum and I could ever hope for! But you know I'm going to have to go through everything and check it all, don't you?""I thought about that, but at least this way you won't have to work quite so hard!""Awww~!">Finish the bottle of lunar champagne>Call it a nightRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4692756>Finish the bottle of lunar champagne
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>4692756>Finish the bottle of lunar champagneWould be rude not to!
"That's it?""I told you it would only be sunrise for a few minutes!""What'll we do now?"
"I can think of a few things!"
Jake and pals will return tomorrow, so stick around for more fun!If you like this episode so far, most Lego Quest episodes (including the first two episodes of Jake Starcrash) can be viewed on suptg along with all the images:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=lego%20questThe official Lego Quest wiki now has writeups for Jake and friends:https://legoquest.fandom.comAnd if you follow me on Twitter, you'll get a tweet whenever a new episode begins:@EndmanOfFuturonThanks for playing so far!
>>4692856Thanks for running--always a treat!
>>4692856Thanks for running LQ!
>>4692856Looking forward to more adventures!
[snoring abruptly stops]"Whuh? Fourteen-fifty-five?"
"Everybody get up! Get up! We're late! Cargo bids start in five minutes!""GOOD-AFTERNOON-CAPTAIN-STARCRASH-I-HOPE-YOU-HAD-A-PLEASANT-""No time! Get everybody up! We're already going to be at the bottom of the list!""YES-CAPTAIN-STARCRASH-RIGHT-AWAY-SIR."
"Uh... Where is everybody?""Finally! I think nobody gonna show up!"
"Why aren't we loading up the cargo like normal?""This ain't a normal run. Usually a guy like Lawrence sets up the trade, but this trip to Snowball wasn't on the route so we have to do some pick-up.""What's that?""These are shipments that made it here but haven't been picked up for the next leg of the route on time, so they're up for grabs. The station gets a cut minus the hauling fee so they want the lowest bidder. Doesn't seem like that'll be a problem today!"
"Top of the list! Where is everybody, anyway?""You not heard?""Heard what?""Last night, in casino!""Oh, you heard about our winning str-""Lot of burner, lot of killing. More than twenty being killed!""Killed?"
"Look, forget about that, what's this eight tons to Sunrise Station with a bid restriction? What kind of restriction?""C-3-18.""C-3-18? You mean I need an Imperial-accredited scientist to vouch for my ship's integrity readout?""That woman that congratulated you last night said she was a scientist!""Yeah, and she left the casino right after us-""TOO BAD YOU DIDN'T STAY THERE A LITTLE LONGER, STARCRASH!"
"Would have been nice to see your name on a list for once!""Kristobar!""Still in business, Starcrash? Or are you working here now? Nice to see you again, Primrose. And Krum, you remember Ganto!""Still flying, Kristobar.""Really? Jake Starcrash flying corp? Unless... don't tell me you were able to con some poor sap into buying that old piece of junk you used to fly! What was its name? The Zinger?""Zephyr. What happened to that Scarloid?""Good memory, Starcrash! Ozray is no longer with us, but Iko here is even better. C-3-18 for a Sunrise run, huh? No problem, I know lots of Imperial scientists!"
"Come on, boys. Let's go make some calls. See you around, Starcrash! Primrose, you get sick of working for this guy, look me up!""Wow, I can't believe we ran into Kristobar! What are the chances of that happening?""Forget about that guy. I think we can get thirty-eight hundred flatbacks for this run if we can find that scientist and get her to sign off on the Zephyr's integrity readout. It might be worth a shot.""What about all those other crates?""Chances are they have a lower profit ratio compared to what this Sunrise run might be. Then again, none of them have bid restrictions so we could get moving as soon as they're loaded.">Inspect the other potential cargo>Don't waste time and find a scientist to get the best cargo>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>4695581>Don't waste time and find a scientist to get the best cargoThat slick-haired scallywag tossed the space gauntlet down!
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>4695581>Don't waste time and find a scientist to get the best cargoGo big or go home
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>4695581>Don't waste time and find a scientist to get the best cargoThere has got to be plenty of those lurking around if the first one is unavailable.
"Alright, Krum, you check the docking bays and depot. Prim, take your robot and check the promenade.""Right!""I'll check the hotels.""You sure you don't wanna just take these tanks instead? They're only going two systems over.""Trust me, Krum! I've got a good feeling about this one. We're not letting Kristobar get that Sunrise run."
"Now, if I was a scientist, where would I-""Bloody-!"
"You! Just the woman I wanted to-""Captain Starcrash! Just the man I wanted to see!""What, really?""I realize we were never formally introduced! My name is Dr. Thela Morken. This may sound abrupt, but I need a pilot!""Sure, but my ship's in the middle of an overhaul. It'll be a few hours before we can-""Oh, I have a ship! You can pilot a short-range craft, I assume?""C-3 license - if it has a grav engine, I can probably figure it out! Why, where do you need to go?""I chartered a pilot to take me out about two hundred kilometers from here, but it seems he was killed in the incident last night, and I've been unable to get hold of-""Can't you just ask the station to charter you out?""The site is... not exactly... in the designated visitor area.""I think we can come to an agreement on this, Dr. Morken.""We can?""I need an Imperial-accredited scientist to verify a readout before I can load some cargo. I'll fly you out there, if you'll vouch for the readout.""Then it seems we have a deal, Captain Starcrash! My ship is just down this corridor."
"Cute little thing!""Is that your professional opinion as a spaceship pilot?"
"Who said anything about ships?"
"We're about fifty klicks from your coordinates.""I do hope piloting this isn't too difficult.""Are you kidding? This terrain is practically a table! There's nothing on the radar but a couple of drifts and-"[beeping noise]"What's that?""I don't know, some kind of rapidly-approaching obj-"
KRADOOMP[beeping intensifies]"What's happening?""Something hit us! Stabilizers are out!""I don't want to die!""Hold on, I'm going to bring us in-"CHOOOOOFFF
"What is that? Some kind of missile?""No, it's-"
[groaning]"Oh... It's good that my servants didn't see that...""-my neighbor."
"You! This is all your fault, commoner! How dare you endanger me like that!""Me? Listen, your lordship, I hate to be the one to tell you this but you hit us! The crash knocked out our radio and all the rest of the gear. We'll be lucky if we don't freeze to death!""Unlike you, I will soon be missed, and a search will be had in short order!""You're at least a hundred kilometers outside of the trails!""Such a thing is impossible! And even if it were true-""Maybe nobody was every high-ranked enough to tell you when you're-""How dare you, I'll have you know-""No, you listen to me-""Do either of you feel that rumbling?"
CHOOOF[roaring noise]"Aaaah!""It's a White Subterranean Chainsawfish! They live under the ice and surface to feed!">Ask Dr. Morken for more interesting facts about the White Subterranean Chainsawfish>Engage the WSC in direct combat>Flee to the ship and hope it goes away>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>4696919>Engage the WSC in direct combatJam the snowboard down its throat.
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>4696919>>4696936+1 to this--give it something to chew on!
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>4696936>>4696976Thirding. Lets get ourselves a nice trophy!
"Captain Starcrash, look out! It's chasing you!""That's what I'm counting on!"
[roaring]"Hyup-!"KBUNK[roaring abruptly stops]"Ooh, good shot!"
CHUFFCHUFFCHUFFCHUFF"Oh, no you don't-"
[silence]"Can you hear it?""No, I can't hear anything.""Perhaps it has depa-"
"Thela, quick! Get off the snow!""I have a theory... that the White Subterranean Chainsawfish... hunts by sensing movement... and as long as I remain still... it will not be able to find me!"
CHOOOOF"Aiiii!"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>4698068Use the Farce to send the chainsawfish into orbit.
Rolled 10 (1d12)>>4698068Turn on the board's hovor motor and send it flying into the side of the chainsawfish.
"Come on, universal resonance, where are you..."
"Come on, we can make it to the ship while it's distracted!"
"Yes, but now what?""It just circles us! We are doomed!""Relax, your lordship, I'll take care of this...">Scrounge around the ship for a weapon>Fight it bare-glovehanded in front of the cute scientist>Respect its place in the local ecology and allow it to inspect you, content in the belief that it will recognize you are not a food source>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>4698232That universal resonance thing allows us to make friends with the chainsawfish.
Rolled 3 (1d12)>>4698232>Respect its place in the local ecology and allow it to inspect you, content in the belief that it will recognize you are not a food source
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>4698232>>Respect its place in the local ecology and allow it to inspect you, content in the belief that it will recognize you are not a food sourceIt's more afraid of us than we are of it!
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>4698243Support
"Captain Starcrash! What are you doing?""Have you gone mad, human?""Relax, you two. I think it's time I let you both in on a little secret. I have astounding mental powers, far beyond those of normal humans. I've been developing them in secret over the past few weeks. No one's actually witnessed me use them before, except for a supercomputer that was destroyed shortly after, so you'll both be in for the treat of a lifetime. With my ability to perceive the universal resonance, I'm sure I can communicate with this creature. I'll simply help it understand that we're not its natural prey, and it'll leave us alone. It might even be able to help us!""He has gone mad!"
"Here's the little nipper now!""Captain, please! This is insane!""You're going to change your expression in a second!"
"Come on, fella! Nice and easy. My name's Jake, what's y-"
"AAAAAAAAAAA!"Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4702544Hop on its back and TAME IT--it's just like riding a Zebonian Anttaur!
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>4702544Time to pull a Steve Irwin and wrestle it to death.
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4702581Death or submission, whichever comes first
>>4702581Supporting the choke hold
"Captain Starcrash, look out!""Don't worry about me, Thela-"CHOOF
"Worry about the chainsawfish!"[roaring, thrashing noises]"Easy now, fella!""Captain Starcrash, I must tell you two very important facts about the White Subterranean Chainsawfish!"[roaring continues]"Little busy right now, but go ahead!"
"The White Subterranean Chainsawfish possesses an instinctive response which it uses in countering attempts to attach to its dorsal area!""I didn't quite get tha-"
"Oof-! What's the other fact?""Once roused, the White Subterranean Chainsawfish will forgo nourishment and sleep to instead relentlessly attempt to chase down and slay its enemy, no matter how far or for how long it must travel!""You mean it's gotta be me or him? Well fella, in that case..."
"It's gotta be me!"[roaring]
[sounds of battle]"Oh, my!""How gruesome!"
"This'll make an interesting story if we ever make it back to Snowball Station!"
"Is it safe to leave the ship?""Yes, perfectly safe. The White Subterranean Chainsawfish is a solitary predator outside of mating season and maintains a territory of at least forty kilometers in diameter. Their mating season is in the summer, so it will be several hours before another one begins to hunt here."
"Now that we have dealt with that, we must see to the problem of returning to the station!""I'm glad we had you here to help us out, your lordship!""*ahem* This ship will need to be repaired-""Yeah, I remember. I'll get started right away, your lordship. If we're lucky I'll be able to get the thermal controls running before it gets dark.""That... will not be necessary. I will attend to the ship. And you may call me Lord Olinoi.""I can think of a few other things I'd like to call y-""I will have you know, I happen to be an expert in this field.""An expert, huh...">Attempt to fix the ship yourself>Let Lord Olinoi attempt to fix the ship>Work together with him>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 4 (1d12)>>4704224>>Work together with himMake sure he actually knows what he's doing.
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>4704224>Work together with himAfter that, invite him for some chainsawfish sashimi back at the hotel.
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>4704224>Work together with him
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>4704224>Work together with himWhat's the worse that can happen?
"A couple more hours and we might be out of here!""This inducer is certain to be the problem... it didn't seem to be operational.""You removed the inducer? I had the safety engaged so I could work on the-"
"You're trying to kill me!""I would never!""You said you wanted to kill me ten minutes after we met!""Those were trying times! Know your place, human! You will not address me in such a manner! I am noble-born and-""I've got a special delivery for your address, if you catch my drift-""How dare you, commoner! The Emperor himself will hear of this!""Good luck, pal! There's nobody around for a hundred klicks and without me you don't stand a ch-""Excuse me, I think you should both know something!"
"I've gotten the chronometer operational. It seems we only have forty-five minutes until sundown.""And once the sun goes down..."
"We may wish to focus our efforts entirely on the thermal system.""You're right. There's no telling when someone might show up to help us out."
"How goes it?""I can't seem to get these routers to function. I've tried rewiring them into the backup battery, but I can't get any power through them. Unless we can get these up and running, we're not going to have to worry about tomorrow morning or anything after."
"Perhaps... I may be able to help. In my youth I once repaired the console array of a small pleasurecraft similar to this.""Worth a shot, I guess. Can't make it any worse than it already is."
"Try it now!""Here goes nothing!"[machine stuttering noise][steady humming sound]"It's working!""I can feel the heat!"
[snoring noises]"I'm sure as a spaceship pilot you must brave dangers like these every day! I've been on field expeditions and seen amazing sights before, but...""Nah, spacers talk big when they get to station but most of the job is just sitting around playing cards or watching a tape. I could tell some stories, though..."[speaking together]"Like what?">Tell her about yourself>Ask her about herself>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 5 (1d12)>>4704362>Tell her about yourself
Rolled 3 (1d12)>>4704362>>Ask her about herself
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>4704362>Tell her about yourself
"I'm sure being a scientist way out here makes for some interesting stories! What kind of science are you involved in, anyhow?""Oh, really it's nothing. I hardly can call myself a scientist. More of a dilettante than anything!"
"But you! A freelance spaceship pilot out here in the lawless frontier sectors! And the way you conducted yourself with regard to that chainsawfish! One can only imagine the adventures you've had! Tell me, was there any truth to what you said about having... unusual mental abilities?""It was all true! I can still hear that computer's voice in my mind when it realized I could battle it on the psychic plane.""Do tell!""There we were, on our way from Detri-5 with two Smootian refugees and a Smoolonian ex-gunfighter when the oxygen recycler failed..."
"...and once ALPHA-8000 was destroyed, the others regained their senses and we were able to get off that rock and make it to Snowball."
"Anyway, it's all true. I've had a few other experiences with my powers as well. I could tell you about them tomorrow.""Yes, I'd like that!""For now we should get some sleep. First sunrise will be in about four hours.""Will we be safe?""The thermal control should keep running all night. Beyond that...">Sleep with one eye open>Get a good night's rest so you can fix the ship in the morning>Something elseRoll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do, please! To roll, put dice+1d12 in the Options field!
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>4705333>glimpse the night sky before getting some sleep
>>4705333>Sleep with one eye openGRIPPIN' YOUR PILLOW TIIIIIGHT
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>4705635Forgot my fucking roll
>>4705635You slept with one eye open while holding that eye tight to the pillow.
Seeing as how we're within 20 images of the limit for this thread, I think now's a good time to close it out. I'm still working on the next part, so we'll pick up in the new thread soon. Hopefully next Friday.Thank you to everyone for playing so far! I'll put in my usual end-of-thread plug and if I have time later tonight I'll see if there are any Easter eggs to note.If you like what you see and want more, most previous episodes of Lego Quest are available along with all the pictures on suptg:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=lego%20questThe official Lego Quest wiki has writeups for Jake and friends, along with most of the other characters that have graced your screens over the past 11 years:https://legoquest.fandom.comAnd if you happen to be on Twitter, you can get notified whenever a new episode goes live if you follow me:@EndmanOfFuturonThanks again!
>>4713005Thanks again LQ! Looking forward to the next episode.
>>4713215Thanks anonOK let's see what we have this episode>>4683668Dr. Thela Morken makes her first appearance>>4683671>>4691269The heads of the shopkeeper and Rodney Robbins have the same dual-sided printing but I figured since the only time the shopkeeper switches faces you can't really see it very well it would be ok>>4683698BLZB appeared in a flashback scene in the first episode when Yop reminisced about his childhood on Smoolon>>4684399Until I built this store I didn't realize that I had eight different types of mugs>>4684883Cavort is a game that was first seen way back in Assassin Quest (pic related)>>4685783It took forever to set up this shot because those coins get pretty unstable once you get more than eight or ten of them stacked. I actually built a brickbuilt device to attempt to make the stacking easier. It's basically a 3x3 box with a hollow 1x1 center and a "nozzle" of cheese slopes on the exterior "tip". It worked OK but only up to a certain height.>>4686120Eldoon Neila may be familiar to some players... he appeared as Noodle Alien, a time-traveling creature attempting to recover its egg from evil time-traveling kidnappers, in the BLOCKOUT spinoff Noodle Quest>>4687304These guys are probably familiar to some>>4688478Sometimes when I'm running games I accidentally create a situation where a new character should probably join the group. I didn't plan this until I started writing that scene so I guess we'll see what happens with this new (possibly temporary, possibly permanent) PC>>4691267I don't often armybuild but in this case I couldn't help it. The curtain is literally every single 1x1 round trans light blue stud I own. Lucky for me I filled up with a big scoop the last time I was at a Lego store.>>4691269I figured out how to backlight it between these shots to make it look more glittery>>4691271Part of Prim's dress is off-color because I don't have any jumper plates in that shade>>4692614To create this scene, I built the hot tub and the surrounding walls on a floor of plates with a hole in the center, then placed the build on a piece of Plexiglass suspended above the table by Duplo pillars. I filled the bottom of the tub with trans-neon orange studs (that are UV reactive), then mixed the top half with 50/50 trans-clear and trans-magenta, and put a small UV flashlight under the Plexiglass to make the studs glow. This diffused the light enough to keep it from being obvious harsh flashlight beam, but bright enough throughout that it really lit up the figs and popped.>>4695575Lawrence is of course the contact that Jake and crew delivered the Venerian dongles to in the first episode>>4695580I sweated for the whole day trying to think up the next scene and then I realized a rival crew would be funny. >>4704213If I had to guess I would say the WSC is related to a lifeform on Oasis>>4704344A rare gif
And for the record, since it was correctly guessed (more or less), here is what Krum looks like under all that armor.Don't say we didn't warn you!
>>4713376Jesus Christ how terrifying!
>>4713311Your lighting and staging methods always floor me and the improv was great fun. Great job like always!
>>4713005Thanks for running again, man--can't wait for the next one!
>>4713005Thanks for the ride
>>4713761>>4713811>>4714931Thanks anons! Posts like these are my favorite part of the thread
A couple more things I meant to point out earlier and forgot>>4686111Halibut Sinclair's friends Dilly and Bark were named after the Dilly Bar, a staple product served by Dairy Queen restaurants. For those unfamiliar with the chain, Dairy Queens are ubiquitous in small towns across the USA.>>4705323As this game is based on the Traveller RPG, I thought this was a fitting descriptor. "Dilettante" is an out-of-game term for a wealthy busybody
>>4720744Well, dilettante is synonume for amateur, so she basically said here she's not qualified. Oops.