OOC: Off-Topic Posts II.   Posted by The Marshall.Group: archive 0
Peter Firecrow
 player, 110 posts
 Not that kind of Indian
 Wanna buy a gun?
Tue 27 Dec 2011
at 03:46
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
Happy Holidays belated and upcoming to everyone! lol!

Um...what was Rowan's deleted post? OOC stuff?
The Marshall
 GM, 906 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Tue 27 Dec 2011
at 05:05
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
In reply to Peter Firecrow (msg #174):

Yeah, it was important but OOC stuff. Next, I'm getting out the Taser!

Tony
Roadkill
 player, 328 posts
 Road Warrior
 former Road Ganger
Tue 27 Dec 2011
at 13:11
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
In reply to The Marshall (msg #175):

The marshall is here to keep the boards neat 'n' tidy and kick some ass and he's just cleaned up the boards.
The Marshall
 GM, 907 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Tue 27 Dec 2011
at 20:54
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
In reply to Roadkill (msg #176):

Exercising my petty vestige of power!

As for what's going on overall, it seemed a little coincidental to me that all the PCs just happen to be going to Boise, even if it's convenient for game purposes. Boise is what passes for a centre of power in the Wasted West, so it makes sense that some movement towards there is according to the HoE "meta-plot" which, of course, your PCs are not privy to. Some really is just coincidence (anything Templar-related could logically involve Boise at some point).

Tony
Rowan Dawson
 player, 474 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Thu 29 Dec 2011
at 22:58
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
Marshall query
 with vehicles all repaired have they got lights?
The Marshall
 GM, 912 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Thu 29 Dec 2011
at 23:07
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg #178):

Lights are somewhat rare in the Wasted West because they are hard to produce and are vulnerable to collision and gunfire. Balancing that is there are or at least were many available for salvage (not affected by EMP) after the war.

I would say all bikes have at least one, the rig and technical have two.

Tony
The Marshall
 GM, 914 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Fri 30 Dec 2011
at 06:51
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
Posse,

Peter raises an interesting tactical situation (to Crichton, a trained Marine). As they say, there's no right answer here, but it's up to Crichton to decide how he's best used!

The rig has an open position (the front fighting position) although the front and rear are covered (Sullivan in the cab covers forward, Smoker the rear. The technical doesn't really have an open position (Jane is manning the gun, can cover 360-degrees and is reasonably well-protected in the armoured bed and behind the gunshield). However, the technical is the group's main "mobile unit" (QRF) so an extra gun riding along would be handy. (The technical probably won't be overrun, what with 2-3 motorcycles and a hoverbike keeping it company.)

Also, new players should have a look at the House Rules/Errata (for game-specific information) and Cheat Sheets (if new to HoE itself) threads. Older players would do well to have a gander, too.

Tony

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:04, Fri 30 Dec 2011.

Rowan Dawson
 player, 475 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Fri 30 Dec 2011
at 08:05
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
The Marshall:
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg #178):

Lights are somewhat rare in the Wasted West because they are hard to produce and are vulnerable to collision and gunfire. Balancing that is there are or at least were many available for salvage (not affected by EMP) after the war.

I would say all bikes have at least one, the rig and technical have two.

Tony

Thanks
Ian
The Marshall
 GM, 915 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Fri 30 Dec 2011
at 08:17
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg #181):

Also, I forgot to mention that Police Pistols have 15 round cap mags, 30 for Police SMGs.

Tony
Tech. Sgt. Airen Crichton
 player, 42 posts
 U.S.M.C. 1st Battlion
 Staff wieldin Techno-Mage
Sat 31 Dec 2011
at 18:34
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
Just to let everyone know my laptop has taken a dive and I am now stuck with my cell phone. I will keep posting but it will take a little longer due that. I will keep you guys posted as things change.
The Marshall
 GM, 918 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Sat 31 Dec 2011
at 22:13
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
Tech. Sgt. Airen Crichton:
Just to let everyone know my laptop has taken a dive and I am now stuck with my cell phone. I will keep posting but it will take a little longer due that. I will keep you guys posted as things change.


Adam,

1) Ah, shitty! Best of luck, don't worry about posting. I take it you can't mess around with drop-down menus and such too much.

2) As a reminder, the following have radios: Roadkill (CB), Smoker (Walkie-talkie), Crichten (IBS helmet), Peter (CB, IBS helmet), Schaeffer, (IBS helmet).

3) "Gilles" is programmed after driver "Gilles Villeneuve", a Formula One racer from Canada who bought the farm in 1982 during the Belgian Grand Prix, still revered (in the sport) for his aggressive driving. Maybe a few bugs need to be worked out, there...

Ian,
The Marshall
 GM, 919 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Sun 1 Jan 2012
at 12:29
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
Group,

Happy New Year's, everyone.

Nothing witty here this year, only a pic of the wife and I in Cambodia New Year's the year before last:



Tony

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:30, Sun 01 Jan 2012.

Rowan Dawson
 player, 479 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Sun 1 Jan 2012
at 12:50
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
The Marshall:
Group,

Happy New Year's, everyone.

Nothing witty here this year, only a pic of the wife and I in Cambodia New Year's the year before last:



Tony

Hmm now the question is who or what is the good lady aiming at
The Marshall
 GM, 920 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Sun 1 Jan 2012
at 12:53
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg #186):

Ian,

As I recall that day, I would guess the Royal Cambodian soldiers that were leering at her.

Tony
Tech. Sgt. Airen Crichton
 player, 43 posts
 U.S.M.C. 1st Battlion
 Staff wieldin Techno-Mage
Sun 1 Jan 2012
at 13:20
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
Tony,                                          Drop downs and spacing are the only issues with phone posting. But I know the coding for color so really private is the issue. I will do my level best to keep up.                                  Adam
COL Kurt L. Schaeffer
 player, 214 posts
 Fernspaeher
 Ranger
Sun 1 Jan 2012
at 14:08
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
Happy new year guys!
Roadkill
 player, 332 posts
 Road Warrior
 former Road Ganger
Mon 2 Jan 2012
at 04:00
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
In reply to The Marshall (msg #185):

and it says don't touch. What do the white devils do....

oh yeah and happy new year

This message was last edited by the player at 04:00, Mon 02 Jan 2012.

The Marshall
 GM, 921 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Mon 2 Jan 2012
at 04:23
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
In reply to Roadkill (msg #190):

After we paid, they were more than happy to let us play!

Added: The stories about them giving you a binder laid out like a menu? That's basically true. Firing off a pistol mag (Tokarev, Colt M1911) is $10 each, Assault rifles $40, B40/RPG-2s were $300 but 40mm grenades are a bargain at $50 each.

Blowing up cows... not true, at least not likely or on purpose. They said that rockets and grenades were at an outdoor live fire range. Cows or water buffalo could easily wander or be led onto the range. Livestock would mean herders and they would end any live fire exercises while they cleared the range.

quote:
Drop downs and spacing are the only issues with phone posting. But I know the coding for color so really private is the issue. I will do my level best to keep up


Adam, don't worry about colours and formatting, I'll add those to your posts for now where needed. The rest of you mugs, you're not off the hook!

Tony

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:19, Mon 02 Jan 2012.

Rowan Dawson
 player, 481 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 19:55
OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
Just how fast are we going.
In the dark and WHY
The Marshall
 GM, 924 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 21:09
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg #192):

1) Averaging bout 40 Mph/60 Kmh for a 10-hour day. Sometimes faster, sometimes slower. You had time to either look or stop, not both. You looked.
2) You have headlights which illuminate the road in front. The guy's dressed in black off the side of the road the semi is blocking your view to the front to a degree.
3) You're in a convoy westbound and running hammer down. I'm guessing they don't have the same concept in the UK? You're not sight-seeing here!

Here, rock it with the bandit and the black Trans-Am that every kid had in his Hot Wheels collection:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnRwQjTYfGI

"Eastbound and down, loaded up and a-truckin', we're gonna do what they say can't be done..."

Convoy Order:

I was thinking this out, and the best order would be the semi travelling "front door" or in front (Trejo can range ahead if he wants to risk passig it), technical as "back door" (Jane training the .50 to the rear) with the bikes in between.

Tony

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:21, Wed 04 Jan 2012.

Rowan Dawson
 player, 482 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 21:22
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
<quote The Marshall>
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg #192):

1) Averaging bout 40 Mph/60 Kmh for a 10-hour day. Sometimes faster, sometimes slower. You had time to either look or stop, not both. You looked.

NP
So we were running lights out at 40MPH in the dark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know you said we had one bulb per bike

hope mine is a head light

Grin Ian
The Marshall
 GM, 925 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 21:28
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg #194):

Ian,

I did point out you were using headlights. The rig is running dark (AI using low-light) but the tail and rear running lights are on. In theory if you follow those exactly you won't hit anything.

Tony
Rowan Dawson
 player, 484 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 22:24
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
The Marshall:
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg #194):

Ian,

I did point out you were using headlights. The rig is running dark (AI using low-light) but the tail and rear running lights are on. In theory if you follow those exactly you won't hit anything.

Tony

Okay to continue our early conversation about bulbs
Are they considered a high value trade item and are they still made in places like boise, scrap yard?
The Marshall
 GM, 926 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 22:43
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg #196):

I'll have to check if there's a price. I'd say $10/bulb for small lights/flashlights, $25 each for headlight, $50 for spotlight. Does not include lamp assembly!

Bulbs would be fairly high-value, I'd imagine. Still produced in Junkyard. Probably not Boise. Salvage all over would be common, especially near cities. The types in use before the war were very durable.

In fact, that's part of the alternative history of the setting: manufactured goods are more advanced than today (2012) but not as advanced as you'd think for 2080. Due to environmental factors goods are longer lasting, require less maintenance and more easily recyclable.

Tony
Roadkill
 player, 335 posts
 Road Warrior
 former Road Ganger
Fri 6 Jan 2012
at 11:06
Re: OOC: Off-Topic Posts II
So does that mean it was an evil undead demon ninja? roadkill did think the place was weak and unready. Oh how smart he is.