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IRC Mage20 Technocrat game

Discussion in 'Play-by-Post' started by Nolrai2, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. Winged One

    Winged One Not the Simurgh

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    Falconi is 4 points, unless that got eratta'd or houseruled or something.

    Hm... I'll go for the full-functionality Mirrorshades, if that's okay. A bit of extra protection against hemophage mind dickery is probably a good idea. Maybe also note that it's got a connection to his smartphone so he can do some HUD sort of things with it.
     
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    UrsaTempest Fanatical Yuri Bear (and Archivist)

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    I'll make not of this.
     
  3. Nolrai2

    Nolrai2 Can't count

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    I think armor only sort of stacks, with everything except the best half ed in effectiveness.

    And it doesn't totally destroy the effect, but it does serverly hamper it.

    The NWO has had success in producing BLACC (Benevolent Leader - Aggression Controlling - Commando ) uniforms, which provide different but similar in magnitude mind effects as the suits, and much better protection. (And cost an extra point, self-healing ceramic is expensive to make damn it. Even for the small and thin pieces used here. )

    I.E. if you want something that isn't quite in the book, you can still get it, and I will eye ball things.
     
  4. UrsaTempest

    UrsaTempest Fanatical Yuri Bear (and Archivist)

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    On unrelated note, with Gideon020 contribution, we got effective Requisition 18!

    (Valencia 4 + Mieraine 3 + Annabelle 1 + Jared 1 + Marcus 3 = 12, plus bonus = 18)

    I'll likely reduce my Requisition rating to add to Resources if we got too many unused points. As a Syndic, I feel poor for only having Resources 3 :\
     
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  5. Winged One

    Winged One Not the Simurgh

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    Neat. What are the Mind effects of the BLACC suit?
     
  6. Nolrai2

    Nolrai2 Can't count

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    Basically instead of getting people to like/be impressed by you, its about getting people to obey/be grateful/scared of you. To see you as an Benevolent Authority and be likely to either retreat or assist you.

    Mechanically they still raise your Charisma by 2, but the range of social actions they give full -3 difficulty to is different, and they project a emotion of "the cavalry is here", instead of helping with reading surface emotions.
     
  7. Winged One

    Winged One Not the Simurgh

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    I'll take it instead of the Falconi, please. :)
     
  8. UrsaTempest

    UrsaTempest Fanatical Yuri Bear (and Archivist)

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    SESSION 2 LOG: http://pastebin.com/FCzBZHhw

    So, we take over the city's camera and surveillance, infiltrate the mission, and GETTING READY TO RUUUUUUMBLE~

    Also, cherry trees. Damn cherry trees. And Data 3 IS USEFUL AS FUCK I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S THIS USEFUL.

    Also, EVERYONE GOT 2 FREEBIE POINTS. I REPEAT, EVERYONE. INCLUDING CASSIEMOUSE.
     
  9. Gideon020

    Gideon020 Writing a novel.

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    And just like that, I am now the official Heavy Weapons Dude.
     
  10. UrsaTempest

    UrsaTempest Fanatical Yuri Bear (and Archivist)

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    Gonna spend it on Firearms, eh?
     
  11. Gideon020

    Gideon020 Writing a novel.

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    Yup. After that I'll figure out where to go from there. Like, I dunno, justify an online short course about Prime Energy so I can work towards giving my guns aggravated damage in the field.

    Or improve my driving skills.
     
  12. UrsaTempest

    UrsaTempest Fanatical Yuri Bear (and Archivist)

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    Now how do I justify Markus teleporting in the middle of fight scene?
     
  13. Jemnite

    Jemnite Academic

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    We need a color check on those cherry trees. Mexico and central America in general does have a species of naturally, growing cherry trees, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_serotina) but the blossoms are white, rather than pink.

    If they're pink, we have active signs of RD presence. I'd say Werewolves, most likely, but also possibly Verbana.
     
  14. Winged One

    Winged One Not the Simurgh

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    Jetpack? Helicoptor? Quantum something, if you're willing to eat the Market Correction?

    Which is better than hemophages, as explanations for the suspicious animal attacks go. Since someone under shapeshifter or human RD control is probably going to be more willing to help with taking out hemophages.
     
  15. Gideon020

    Gideon020 Writing a novel.

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    Temporary optical camouflage? Smokescreen? I've actually been there the entire time in another van with the Victors and all I need to do is drive through the front door?
     
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    UrsaTempest Fanatical Yuri Bear (and Archivist)

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    Perfect.
     
  17. Mr. Birdbird

    Mr. Birdbird Getting sticky.

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    I've came up with a pair of character concepts and I wanted to get the thread's opinion on which is better. Also whether or not methodology matters because I have no idea what methodology my VE should be.

    Name: William Ornstein
    Concept: Dimensionally Tenuous Man in Formal Attire
    Affiliation: Technocracy
    Convention: Void Engineers
    Possible Methodologies:Neutralization Specialist Corps: Interface Defence Corps
    Research and Execution: Fleet Intelligence Service

    Eidolon: Questing
    Nature: Bon Vivant (Regain Willpower whenever you have a really good
    time and truly enjoy what you’re doing, especially if you can get
    others to share your joy)
    Demeanor: Benefactor
    Native Language: English
    Enlightenment: 3(8 Freebie points spent)
    Willpower: 5
    Quintessence: 2
    Paradox: 1

    Attributes:

    Physical(7)
    Strength - 3
    Dexterity(Lightning Reflexes) - 4(6 including Enhancement background)
    Stamina - 3

    Social(5)
    Charisma - 3
    Manipulation - 2
    Appearance - 3

    Mental(3)
    Perception - 2
    Intelligence - 2
    Wits - 2

    Talents(5):
    Alertness: 2
    Blatancy(Slender Man): 2
    Athletics: 3(4 Freebie points spent)

    Skills(13):
    Melee(Knives): 4(2 Freebie points spent)
    Firearms: 3
    Energy Weapons: 3
    Stealth: 3
    Technology: 2(2 Freebie points spent)

    Knowledges(9):
    Computer: 2
    Cosmology: 3
    Enigmas: 1
    Science(Physics): 3

    Backgrounds:
    Arcane: 3
    Genius: 2
    Enhancement(Biotech):2(2 Freebie points spent)
    Paradigm: Tychodian Cosmology/Enlightened Anthropic Principle
    Practice: Hypertech, Cybernetics?
    Instruments: Alien Suit, Psionics, Computers, Gadgets, Weapons, Devices and Machines

    Bonded to an experimental fibrous symbiote taking the form of a black suit. The suit feeds on blood, but can provide physical augmentation, and enhancement of any psychic talent the host may have.

    Spheres:

    Dimensional Science:3
    Correspondence: 3(Affinity Sphere)

    Merits:

    Language(Spanish)(1 Freebie point spent)
    Quantum Voyager: 3(3 Freebie points spent)

    Flaws:
    Echoes(Doctor Who): 2(2 Freebie points gained)
    Genetic Flaw(Long Limbs)

    Enhancements, Devices and Miscellany:
    Physical Structure(2 pt dexterity bonus)

    Name: William Ornstein
    Concept: Would-be Simurgh
    Affiliation: Technocracy
    Convention: Syndicate(Disbursements Assessor)

    Eidolon: Dynamic
    Nature: Trickster(Regain Willpower when your clever plans result in a big
    gain for you and your companions or a big loss for your enemies.)
    Demeanor: Judge
    Native Language: English
    Enlightenment: 3(8 Freebie Points Spent)
    Willpower: 5
    Quintessence: 2
    Paradox: 0

    Attributes:

    Physical(5)-
    Strength - 2
    Dexterity -3
    Stamina - 3

    Social(3) -
    Charisma - 2
    Manipulation - 2
    Appearance - 2

    Mental(7)
    Perception(Alert)- 4
    Intelligence - 3
    Wits - 3

    Abilities:
    Talents(5):
    Athletics: 2
    Alertness: 3
    Drive: 2(4 Freebie points spent)

    Skills(9):
    Firearms: 3
    Martial Arts: 2
    Technology: 2
    Hypertech: 2

    Knowledges(13):
    Computer: 3
    Investigation: 2
    Finance: 3
    Science(Mathematics):3
    Science(Hypermathematics):2

    Backgrounds(7):
    Resources: 4
    Genius: 2(1 freebie point spent)
    Backup: 4(2 freebie point spent)

    Paradigm: A mechanistic cosmos/Everything is Data/Tech holds all answers
    Practice: Martial Arts, Art of Desire/Hypereconomics, Hypertech,
    Instruments: Senses, Weapons, Computers, Money and Wealth, Hypermathematics, Meditation, Technocracy backdoors in sleeper goods.

    Merits:
    Acute Senses: 3(3 Freebie points spent)
    Language(Spanish): 1(1 Freebie point spent)
    Flaws:
    Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior: 3(3 Freebie points gained)
    Enemy(Euthanatos): 3(3 Freebie points gained) (Somebody doesn't like his fondess for tinkering with percentages)

    Spheres:
    Time: 2
    Data: 2
    Entropy:3(Affinity Sphere)(7 Freebie Points spent)
     
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  18. Gideon020

    Gideon020 Writing a novel.

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    Well, my money is on the Void Engineer.
     
  19. UrsaTempest

    UrsaTempest Fanatical Yuri Bear (and Archivist)

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    Also, we don't use Secondary Abilities, so feel free to drop Blatancy.
     
  20. Mr. Birdbird

    Mr. Birdbird Getting sticky.

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    This certainly requires adjustments then. Less Slenderman, more Limbo from Warframe and the Doctor then. That just leaves pulling people into other dimensions and stabbing/burning them. Would Corr 3 Dsci 3 be enough spheres for this?

    Take 2:

    Name: William Ornstein
    Concept: Dimensionally Tenuous Man in Formal Attire
    Affiliation: Technocracy
    Convention: Void Engineers(Neutralization Specialist Corps: Interface Defence Corps)


    Eidolon: Questing
    Nature: Bon Vivant (Regain Willpower whenever you have a really good
    time and truly enjoy what you’re doing, especially if you can get
    others to share your joy)
    Demeanor: Benefactor
    Native Language: English
    Enlightenment: 3(8 Freebie points spent)
    Willpower: 5
    Quintessence: 2
    Paradox: 2

    Attributes:
    Physical(7)
    Strength - 3(4 including Enhancement background)
    Dexterity(Lightning Reflexes) - 4(5 including Enhancement background)
    Stamina - 3

    Social(5)
    Charisma - 3
    Manipulation - 2
    Appearance - 3

    Mental(3)
    Perception - 2
    Intelligence - 2
    Wits - 2(4 including Enhancement background)

    Talents(5):
    Alertness: 2
    Athletics(Parkour): 4(2 Freebie points spent)

    Skills(13):
    Melee(Swords): 4(2 Freebie points spent)
    Firearms: 3
    Stealth: 3
    Drive: 1
    Technology: 4(2 Freebie points spent)

    Knowledges(9):
    Computer: 2
    Cosmology: 3
    Enigmas: 1
    Science(Physics): 3

    Backgrounds:
    Arcane: 3
    Genius: 2
    Enhancement(Biotech):4(6 Freebie points spent)

    Paradigm: Tychodian Cosmology/Enlightened Anthropic Principle
    Practice: Hypertech, Cybernetics?
    Instruments: Alien Suit, Psionics, Computers, Gadgets, Weapons, Devices and Machines
    Bonded to an experimental fibrous symbiote taking the form of a black suit. The suit feeds on blood, but can provide physical augmentation, and enhancement of any psychic talent the host may have.

    Spheres:
    Dimensional Science:3
    Correspondence: 3(Affinity Sphere)
    Merits:
    Language(Spanish)(1 Freebie point spent)
    Quantum Voyager: 3(3 Freebie points spent)
    Flaws:
    Echoes(Doctor Who): 4(4 Freebie points gained)
    -Makes the Tardis sound when he teleports, Has a tendency to end up needing to run, schemes involving conventional firearms tend to backfire, attracts and loses would-be 'companions', etc.

    Genetic Flaw(Long Limbs)
    Genetic Flaw(Eerie Stillness)
    Enhancements, Devices and Miscellany:
    Physical Structure(1 pt dexterity bonus, 1 pt strength bonus, 2 pt wits bonus)

    Items/Devices

    High Frequency Longsword(2 dot wonder, 10 Quintessence Reserve, Arete 2, Str+4 Lethal, DC 6, Can use Quintessence Reserve to deal Aggravated Damage)(3 Item Freebie Points spent?)
    Dimensional Phase Disruption Emitter(4 Item Freebie points spent)

    Unspent points
    ??? Item Freebie points?
    4 Session freebie points?
     
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  21. Nolrai2

    Nolrai2 Can't count

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    I am leaning towards the Void Engineer.

    You could take slender man echos if you wanted.
     
  22. Mr. Birdbird

    Mr. Birdbird Getting sticky.

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    Ok then. VE with Doctor Who Echoes who may eventually get Life Fibers it is.

    Edit: I'm not sure how Slender Man Echoes would work. Would there be too much thematic clash with other peoples echoes?
     
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  23. Radiant Knight

    Radiant Knight Phoenix Fire

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    From what I understand, the highest on that part of the body is rolled, but the outer-most armor takes any damage first up to its soak rating from agg (because armor takes damage from agg, generally).

    So there's a benefit to wearing a 3B reinforced leather duster over top of a 4L/A ballistic plate insert, even if you're only rolling the 4, because if someone throws a fireball at you or stabs you with a prime 2 reinforced knife, the outer layer of armor will degrade first.

    Body location also matters- someone might penetrate your duster with a reinforced knife, but that only causes that area to fail- the rest of it still might be serviceable. The ST can improve immersion through this, by letting enemies make called shots to the weak spots (I think it's a -3 to -4 on the roll for a called shot) to exploit the damage/missing armor.


    *waves* Hi, big M20 fan, but don't have time for an IRC game at the moment. But I can totally do rules/setting support if you guys have any questions.
     
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    UrsaTempest Fanatical Yuri Bear (and Archivist)

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    SESSION 3!
    http://pastebin.com/9z5MFRer

    Gideon020 killed the Shifter-turn-out-Superstitionist, Jemnite and @WingedOne nabbed the boss, and @Mr. Bird Bird telekill mooks!

    All in all, quite productive session. Next session is CONVINCING THE BOSS TO CHANGE ALLEGIANCE VIA COLD, HARD CASH! Also, everyone get 4 FP.
     
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    UrsaTempest Fanatical Yuri Bear (and Archivist)

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    I have undergo Seeking, so I spend 4 FP to raise my Enlightenment to 4!
     
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    Nolrai2 Can't count

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    So one of my best mates forgot to tell me their birthday party was today, and if I hadn't known them since we were 13 I would be blowing them off.

    But I have, and best mates birthdays only happen a few times a year.

    So I might be up to an hour or two late. Might even be on time if I learn to teleport.
     
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    Nolrai2 Can't count

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    Half a fp point to everyone, and we are using the craftsman optional rule or what ever it is called.
     
  28. Gideon020

    Gideon020 Writing a novel.

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    Guys, I'm starting a new contract next week and will be unable to participate in the game. Thanks for the game, it was really fun.
     
  29. mishie

    mishie Versed in the lewd.

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    So yeah, I've been persuaded to replace Gideon by theweepingman, I'll probably need a few days to make a character and figure shit out though.
     
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    Nolrai2 Can't count

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    Sad to see you go. Good luck on tnt new contract.