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@ Gudo: Yes I read all of the posts on the matter by Arioch and crew. Yeah... no pill remedy... but it would be even easier {and more enjoyable} to 'relive' Maiannon's medical condition with a willing nubile female assistant...!

LOL! I joke right back at you... or maybe I'm not {wink, wink, nudge nudge!!} ! :)

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You know, I've GM'd a couple of games in my day (mostly Traveler), and when the subject of PC's engaging in or trying to engage in sex came up I always felt that it made things either very awkward or very juvenile. I discovered a way to prevent it though.

It begins and ends with, "...and then the fleet of alien dreadnoughts showed up and killed everyone. The End."

Not the most subtle method, but I find it works rather well. :mrgreen:

Not that I care what our characters do here, mind you.

btw, I've been assuming that most general care and emergency doctors (including my character) would know enough about Loroi physiology to perform most emergency response operations (or possibly even take regular Loroi patients, depends on how similar the physiology is I guess). Does that hold water with everyone?

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Paragon wrote:
It begins and ends with, "...and then the fleet of alien dreadnoughts showed up and killed everyone. The End."


Rocks fall, everyone dies. Though honestly, I prefer "Dice fall, everyone rocks." Regarding general and emergency care, I'm fine with your char knowing how to perfrom most emergency care operations. Considering just how similar the body shapes/external organs are, I would be surprised if your char wasn't able to practice medicine on both species. Probably, the only real difference would be in the drugs that you could apply to either species ("Amphetamines act as stimulants for humans, but it shuts down Loroi livers. Trepazan will put a Loroi to sleep, but it would kill a human.")

@Unforsaken/Sun: So, with my character's Power Flux, can I only make 12pts of items at a time, or have 12pts of items at a time? The way I'm reading it, it's the latter.

Anyways, I gotta make dinner then take the kids back. An IC post will follow sometime tonight :)

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@ Gudo: The custom Variable - 'Durable' for the Power Flux 'Creation' attribute is VERY powerful... effectively you can make 12pts of items at a time... but they do not go away after you have made them. Then after a reasonable amount of {GM plot} time you can make 12 points of more equipment for a total of 24pts! It can EASILY be abused.

@ Paragon: So sad... you have been in the wrong games or played with unfortunately immature or non-serious players. I have played in several games were romantic relationships were RP'd and maturely & tastefully portrayed. But it is not a requirement for a PbP game. Many people are VERY uncomfortable RPing intimacy of ANY type. :)

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sunphoenix wrote:
The custom Variable - 'Durable' for the Power Flux 'Creation' attribute is VERY powerful... effectively you can make 12pts of items at a time... but they do not go away after you have made them. Then after a reasonable amount of {GM plot} time you can make 12 points of more equipment for a total of 24pts!


Ah. I'll leave it up to the GM to define time between builds then. Too bad the Spiders are one time usage. Otherwise, give me a few years and I could build a robot army! KLL ALL HUMANS! KILL ALL HUMANS!

@Paragon: I took a look through the info on the NPCs in the main group and just realized that we've got some injuries that you'll probably need to know about. One Basram blinded by the atomic flash from inital bombardment (probably going to develop some flavor of radiation poisoning since he was looking right at the blast.) One Human with a wounded arm, and Loroi with a broken leg, recovering from an illness.)

Also, Sun, I just noticed the ages on the Loroi children are too high. Loroi mature fast, reaching adulthood in 8 years.

Continuing IC post...

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@ Gudo: Ah... Thx for the info Gudo! I adjusted their ages to something more appropriate.

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Woots, got the IC post up. Took longer than expected :(

Anyways, Paragon, I took the liberty of joining Doc into the main group, since that's kinda the point of the intro. I guess I should've asked if I could RP the Doc first though. So... mind if I RP the Doc? >_> For future reference :P If you don't like the lines I gave your character, just let me know and I'll fix 'em. Or you could re-write that section and I'll put it in instead of what I wrote.

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Sorry I didn't get back to you Bunny. Been busy with a combination of Dwarf Fortress and back to school... and being really fucking tired.


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Looks great to me! I'll specify what I meant in my IC posts about treating the wounded (I rolled an 8 for my medical skill, so 9+6+8=23, if anyone cares). I'd say that's good enough to make sure everyone's been properly diagnosed, and that the various broken bones are properly set and in splints. Maybe the appropriate medicine has been distributed if I have it? I doubt there's much that good be done for the good Barsam. Doc probably ran out of anti-rads a while ago.

Gudo, I think you did a great job doing lines for Darius. To help in the future, Doc's the kind of person that genuinely wants to help people, but life's turned him into a pessimist. The Incursion, as might be expected, has turned that pessimism rather bitter (losing dozens of patients at a time the course of a month will do that, ya know).

It's why he keeps up the recriminations about leaving his homeworld, Hephaestus. I am incredibly unoriginal when it comes to naming things!

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Question to GM, what will the enemies do with dead bodies of theirs and ours?

- Take them away for unknown reasons? (Because can't say, if it's for bury or harvest.)
- Burn them in either respect of dead, danger of diseases or just to keep them out of our hands?
- Bury them with bulldozers, when they are too near of their living area?
- Nothing, they aren't bothered?
- Target practicing?
- Loot & discard?
- Decorate their vehicles and gardens with severed heads?
- Eat them?
- Seed on them with larvae to grew new soldiers?

Also, are they uniformly identical or are there any individually distinguishable features in their appearance, habits, motivations or skills? Like trying secretly pick up loot from dead body.

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Ok, note to self: Play less BSGO :oops:

@Gudo, your main limits for constructing things will be time and materials, once you make something you'll have it until it blows up, breaks or you have to leave it behind (either because it's too large to move or there are simply too many of whatever you've made).

@Paragon, medications are indeed limited, you're basically limited to what you'd find in first-aid kits as well as basic pain meds and anti-biotics. You should do fine with bone fractures, 'flesh-wounds' from ranged weapons would be a step up in difficulty (due to cauterising and risk of complications). Things like wounds from close-combat weapons and torso shots are obviously going to be very difficult to deal with without help. As for the Barsam, there's not a lot that can be done for his flash blindness, without a proper (and functional) medical centre only natural healing can help (and Maiannon's 'healing' which basically accelerates it). Given that its been 7 weeks since the bombardment, anyone likely to die from radiation exposure proabably already has, rapid-growth tumors and such may be a problem later on but not in the timeframe of the RP.

@bunnyboy/all, little is known about the invaders, they haven't attempted any communication that anyone has survived to talk about. Early on they showed an interest in Loroi and Humans, committing several snach and grab operations, but have since reverted to killing anything that attracts too much of their attention or looks to be a possible threat, crushing any targets with extreme prejudice. The actual numbers of invaders is fairly low, relying on their ships in orbit to deal with anything they can't deal with themselves (not really an issue since shortly after the initial invasion), they mostly seem to be 'holding the fort' and waiting. They ignore the corpses of locals, once they are sure a person is dead they are of little interest; they collect their own dead and take them back to their base at the starport. They don't take trophys, but they will hunt down those who kill their people, the only way to survive doing so is to get far away quickly (Harry, Moira and Nelodez should be alright, though, since the two killed were split off from an already shot-up squad).

Appearance-wise the invaders are fairly uniform, their armor is fully sealed and no one has had time to open one up to look inside before (and weapons powerful enough to breach such armor tends to do far worse to anything biological inside, so a quick glimpse isn't too informative). If their helmets are anything to go by they have a fairly swept-back skull, with eyes about 50% larger than human or loroi norms. They are also digitigrade, which means they can be quite quick if they need to be.

Hope that helps :)

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Thanks, that told us lot. It's not like USA occupation in Iraq and either Dalek termination program, but something between.
So, if you don't go on talking distance, make hostile gestures, have any property, move in growds, watch them, write marks on ground, have a muscled up body, etc, you may survive, as lonely madman isn't interesting enough to send killing patrol.

By the way, did little bit of RP.

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So should people in the main group go back to posting? If so, then I guess either I or sunpheonix should post next right?

Ok: If sunpheonix doesn't post anything by tomorrow night (eastern standard time) then I will.

edit: FUCK. I waited too long, and I'm too tired to do it properly. Will post tomorrow. Sorry. :(

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Sounds like it I guess :P At least we brought it down from 4 scenes to two.

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Apologies for the double post.

Paragon: There's a formatting error with your latest IC post. You have one too many 0's where you're defining the color for Doc's speach.

Unforsaken: Would we have a map of the tunnels? We're in a water treatment facility, so I would guess there might be one in the main office. Otherwise, there should be one in the control center for the city's utility and water systems (though any central control point would probably be occupied) An auxiliary control center might have one...

Also, what about tunnel service vehicles? From time to time, the water mains will need some internal service. There should be vehicles nearby to carry workers and supplies. Also, with Power Flux: instead of making a 12 point item, could I modify an existing item? I'm thinking of waterproofing one of said vehicles and converting it to electric if it isn't already.

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Going to post later this morning...

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@Gudo, I've been working on some maps, alas, when you're a bit of a perfectionist and don't have a huge amount of artistic ability things can be a little slow. All I can say is that you'll have something soonish...

I said earlier (somewhere) that there were maintenance bots in the plant, they run on hydrogen fuel cells (and are already rated for mains-pressure water), but I'd need to know what you want to do to/with them to see if its feasible. The flux ability would represent something your character is reletively well practiced at or at least has planned extensively, but there's nothing really stoping her from doing other things with it (within reason, and probably with less 'efficiency'). Your main limitations would be time, tools and resources.

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Just found out good collection of pictures to use in backgrounds and source material. :)
http://www.flickr.com/groups/37362851@N00/pool/

Examples.
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There are great variety of materials, ages, conditions, spaceness and wetness.

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Oh, so I'm supposed to be the guy with the plan eh? :P

So, these maintenance bots (I couldn't find any other references to them >_<) I'd love to turn them into a bunch of diver propulsion vehicles, but that would be bad news for the kids and the blind Basram.

Anyways, I'm guessing they're too small/packed with equipment to be of much use as an escape vehicle. It would probably be easier to pull the power plant and drive out of them and attach it to an improvised chassis. Would my character know anything about the bots that would make her believe otherwise? Also, how do they get around? Do they use props and swim through the pipes, or do they use legs/tracks?

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I'm myself thinking something like this.
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Only having plunger instead of spear.

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TheUnforsaken wrote:
The treatment plant is located deep in the industrial sector and its output was used primarily in industrial processes, though it was connected to the city-wide water system. There are maintenance vehicles designed to travel in the main pipe system, however access points are few and far between, located only at the largest industrial facilities and other treatment plants.


@Gudo, :P

Also@Gudo, the bots suck in water at the front and squirt it out back to propel themselves so they won't work on land in any way as they are, however, stripping out the sensors and maintenance gear would provide room within the bot for other things (not people though). Improvising some sort of other chassis might be possible (and risky), but the bots are already about as good at getting through water as they could be, and there're plenty of abandoned vehicles if you wanted to go by land.

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I'm myself thinking something like this.
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Only having plunger instead of spear.


Hmm, having one of those examine the loo while you're using it would be a memorable experience :o

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@Gudo: Well, your character is the most likely to posses information about the sewers. I was thinking we'd move everyone through the dry(er) portions to somewhere the enemy wasn't looking. Maybe even to the edge of the city? Sorry if I wasn't being clear about intent.

Also: Looks like we're in a situation where all three of characters would be talking to each other at the same time. Is there a good way for us to do this where it won't take forever? Maybe someone could outline the conversation here, and the other two could make suggestions? Alternatively, ask TheUnforsaken do it?

Also Part 2: Are we going to try to have bunnyboy and Fusebox's group meet up with ours?

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Paragon wrote:
Also Part 2: Are we going to try to have bunnyboy and Fusebox's group meet up with ours?

It would be better, but in this speed, it wouldn't happen soon. But if you give description of your characters appearance, clothes, equipments, manouvers and movement, I can practice drawing of the group picture.
Like "Xx is wearing long jacket with colored patches and black woolly hat. He is armed with baseball club and he is hiding behind others. He picks his nose when nobody is watching."

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I can set the story up so they'll meet soon if you want, it probably mostly my fault that things are going kinda slow since I didn't put any plot points into this 'sandbox' period...with no real objective beyond meeting up and getting out of the plant (or at leat getting prepared to do so) there hasn't been any defined plot for you to follow inbetween the start and that end-point.

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Ok... I guess I need to clarify some of my last post. I was hoping to move the story along in hopes you would catch my hint... but apparently it was too subtle.

I was expecting Garnet to tell me of her plans to make a vehicle so we could all travel underground away from detection... but that she would need parts for the project.

Golden Hair was then going to propose a scouting/salvage mission to go find her the parts she needed and thus open the floor for us to meet up with the other group and find her parts so we could travel together...

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