Scord in Paintball World.   Posted by JohnA1nut.Group: 0
JohnA1nut
 GM, 558 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 04:08
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
"What is The Device anyway?"


"What did I just get done telling you? I ain't in the loop no more!! I heard somebody say something about using scriff blood in The Device to make the EDST functional. You prolly know more about it than I do!! Why don't you tell me what you know about it?"

quote:
"This is my first Verse-in. Why would you want to hide from Versers?"


"Versers tend to be a nosy lot. Always getting into your bid-ness. Especially when your bid-ness is occasionally creating more versers." Gestures at you "You wouldn't be here if you weren't."

Pause

"But I assure you. I was trying to cut down on the scriff leakage. I was trying to improve containment, at whatever financial cost. Whitmore. He's the one that kept cutting me out. Finally I woke up in here. Been in here for about a year now."

Pause

"Speaking of Whitmore, he oughta be having one of the lackeys bring us some dinner soon."

And it occurs to you that you're quite hungry.

quote:
I put on my socks and shoes, then look around the room for improvisable weapons. Anything not bolted down. Then I look for bolted down things.

quote:
For instance, what does the cot look like?


OOC) "Anything not nailed down is mine. Anything I can pry loose is not nailed down."

The cot is canvas stretched over a metal frame. There's supports going from the legs to the main frame. If you unbolted the supports, you might be able to fashion a knife by rubbing it on the concrete floor. The nuts and your shoelaces could make a bolo weapon. There's a water glass you could maybe break. A toothbrush you could maybe file a point onto.

There's a bed sheet, pillow and a thin blanket on the cot. The toilet and sink's piping is all internal. You can't get to that.

quote:
"Perhaps, but it would help if you could tell me a little more about yourself. You already know this is my first time. How long have you been a Verser? Have you met many other friendly Versers?"


"Eh, fine line between friendly and nosy. I been a verser for a while. A century maybe. I try to avoid other versers. But I will tell ya this. When I felt you and Cupcake's scriff senses the other day, I was kinda relieved. Maybe I could get some help finally.

Now tell me about Cupcake's weapons. If anybody's gonna get us outta here, it's a chick that can batter down oak doors."

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:09, Mon 05 Oct 2015.

JohnA1nut
 GM, 559 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 05:09
Re: Scord in Paintball World
Two Posts

And of course there's several rolls of quality toilet paper, a few tubes of toothpaste, bars of soap, shaving cream and a few disposable razors. The cheap, single use kind. And a mirror mounted into the wall. You could not break it or take it out if your life depended on it.
scord
 player, 93 posts
Tue 6 Oct 2015
at 05:04
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
"What did I just get done telling you? I ain't in the loop no more!! I heard somebody say something about using scriff blood in The Device to make the EDST functional. You prolly know more about it than I do!! Why don't you tell me what you know about it?"


"After a scientist took my blood, he excitedly told Whitmore, "Sir, we've got The Device working. You were right. It was in their blood." Whitmore and the scientist left quickly, and when I tried to follow, he tried to have me restrained. Later, Whitmore said, "The EDST prototype. For years, it has been our dream to build an Explosive Driven Slug Thrower. But it's proven impossible. No suitable chemicals could be found with the proper gas expansion ratio. The Device is a matter/chemical manipulator. It allows us to build weapons that we never thought possible. And it's all because of your blood. No longer will people pretend to die when they're shot with a paintball gun. They will die for real. Or they will bow before us." So my guess is that he's going to try to become king of the world."


quote:
"But I assure you. I was trying to cut down on the scriff leakage. I was trying to improve containment, at whatever financial cost. Whitmore. He's the one that kept cutting me out. Finally I woke up in here. Been in here for about a year now."


I ask the following questions one by one,"How well were you able to contain it? How did you obtain it in the first place?"
OOC: I'm looking to obtain the ability to do the same. I'm ethical, but also ambitious.

quote:
The cot is canvas stretched over a metal frame. There's supports going from the legs to the main frame. If you unbolted the supports, you might be able to fashion a knife by rubbing it on the concrete floor. The nuts and your shoelaces could make a bolo weapon. There's a water glass you could maybe break. A toothbrush you could maybe file a point onto.

There's a bed sheet, pillow and a thin blanket on the cot.


"How badly do you want out of here?"

I use PK Pulse to unscrew the nuts on one leg (at least 2 nuts), fashioning a bolo out of the nuts. I twist up the sheet into a rope (thin as possible), and prepare to jump into action if the need should arise. I break a leg off of the cot, but I don't sharpen it. I prepare to use my belt as a weapon. I sharpen the toothbrush covertly when I can spare the time, and keep it in my pocket otherwise.

quote:
"Eh, fine line between friendly and nosy. I been a verser for a while. A century maybe. I try to avoid other versers. But I will tell ya this. When I felt you and Cupcake's scriff senses the other day, I was kinda relieved. Maybe I could get some help finally.

Now tell me about Cupcake's weapons. If anybody's gonna get us outta here, it's a chick that can batter down oak doors."


OOC: In my own game, I like to use a different color text for each character's voice, if I can. That way, I can more quickly find important conversations.
IC: "Hey, if we get out of here, I'd really like one of the devices you use to block scriff sense. How does it work?

"Her weapons are her business - I will say that she is formidable, and I pity anyone who stands against her.

"Hey, why do people use paintballs instead of knives? I know that guns are hard to make and all, but a knife still cuts, doesn't it?

"Also, the chemicals in gunpowder are Potassium, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Oxygen, Carbon and Hydrogen. All of these chemicals are necessary to all forms of life that I know about. Why would they need my blood to get the right chemicals for gunpowder? Especially when the lifeforms in this world seem to be so similar to the ones in my world?"
((OOC: Ignore this question if it is just a plot devise, and I should suspend my disbelief))
scord
 player, 94 posts
Tue 6 Oct 2015
at 05:05
Re: Scord in Paintball World
As for the single use razors, I break off and remove the safety bar from one of them.
JohnA1nut
 GM, 561 posts
Tue 6 Oct 2015
at 07:37
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
The Device is a matter/chemical manipulator. It allows us to build weapons that we never thought possible.

So my guess is that he's going to try to become king of the world."


"I should have known. That guy freaked me out from the beginning."

quote:
"How well were you able to contain it?


"I got it down to about 1 in a million. Still not good enough, considering everything CarterTech kicks out. Eh well...."

quote:
How did you obtain it in the first place?"


"Scriff is a weird substance. I've seen huge lakes full of it. I've seen it infused in crystalline form. It's not a question of how do you obtain it, it's a question of if it exists in the world at all."

quote:
"How badly do you want out of here?"


"Plenty badly. Sad thing is, I could slash my wrists and get out of here right now. But I can't do that. Not till I at least try to take down Whitmore."

quote:
I use PK Pulse to unscrew the nuts on one leg


OOC) I think you mean you use TK pulse to loosen the nuts. You can only throw them one a minute and it would only move the nut a tap's distance. It would take you a week to unscrew one nut if all you used was TK pulse. Also, something I don't think I ever mentioned is that you improve most skills the first time you use it for something completely different. It's called a New Use bonus. I'll allow that trying to unscrew a nut is something different enough to merit a New Use. So +1 on your TK pulse. Remind me if you think you're performing a New Use. It's the fastest way to improve.

IC) The first nut you pulse moves a tiny amount. Enough to loosen it to unscrew with your fingers. The second one you pulse once and it starts unscrewing wildly, increasing in speed until it flies off the bolt and hits You in the nuts.

As you're moaning in pain, Carter says "Gotta watch those psionic botches."

quote:
(at least 2 nuts), fashioning a bolo out of the nuts. I twist up the sheet into a rope (thin as possible), and prepare to jump into action if the need should arise. I break a leg off of the cot, but I don't sharpen it. I prepare to use my belt as a weapon. I sharpen the toothbrush covertly when I can spare the time, and keep it in my pocket otherwise.


Understood.

quote:
OOC: In my own game, I like to use a different color text for each character's voice, if I can. That way, I can more quickly find important conversations.


OOC) I'll keep that in mind.

quote:
IC: "Hey, if we get out of here, I'd really like one of the devices you use to block scriff sense. How does it work?


"I might give you one. That's a big might. I got a bunch of watches that do all kinds of cool things. As for how it works....."

And he goes off on a long-winded technical tirade using words and terminology you've never heard before. He might as well be speaking ancient Egyptian for all the sense you can make of it.

"Pretty simple, really."

OOC) Which is my way of saying "Suspend Disbelief." I don't think blocking the scriff sense was something the game designer ever considered. As far as I know, there's nothing in Da Rulezzz covering it. I did say this was my own home-brewed version of the game.

quote:
"Her weapons are her business - I will say that she is formidable, and I pity anyone who stands against her.


"I just hope she actually loves you enough to come back for you. Women can be so fickle."

quote:
"Hey, why do people use paintballs instead of knives? I know that guns are hard to make and all, but a knife still cuts, doesn't it?


Indignant, Carter says "How the hell should I know? Frankly I think it's kinda nice to be in a world where they're not trying to kill each other every time they turn around."

quote:
"Also, the chemicals in gunpowder are Potassium, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Oxygen, Carbon and Hydrogen. All of these chemicals are necessary to all forms of life that I know about. Why would they need my blood to get the right chemicals for gunpowder? Especially when the lifeforms in this world seem to be so similar to the ones in my world?"


Carter will tell you "Yup, you're a n00b. Keywords there are 'life that you know about.' As of right now, forget just about everything you know about how life functions. These people could be silicon-based lifeforms that are deathly allergic to nitrogen, and you'd never be able to tell the difference without a complex medical examination."

"Or it might not even be that strange. It could just be that this world has Potassiuma, Nitrogena, Sulfura, Oxygena, Carbona and Hydrogena, instead of the chemicals you're used to. Close enough to support life as you know it, not close enough to make gunpowder."

"Bottom line though, instead of questioning how it works, you should just be grateful the world still allows your carbon-based, oxygen breathing ass to survive!!!!! Never forget, you are a stranger in the worlds you visit."


quote:
((OOC: Ignore this question if it is just a plot devise, and I should suspend my disbelief))


OOC) The referee will tell you it's a plot device and you should suspend your disbelief.

IC) But as you're sitting there, digesting everything Carter said, you feel the room vibrate. It's like an earthquake, but it's coming from the back wall. The vibrations are hard enough to rattle things off shelves. Carter feels it too. Surprised and dumbfounded, he says "Better switch to surveillance mode."

And you see him playing with some wires on a circuit board. The view on the monitor changes to a security feed inside CarterTech. It's a silent feed, and you've still got audio with Carter. On the screen, you see bricks and concrete finish crashing to the ground. Then a small humanoid figure dressed completely in black walks through the seven foot hole that's been smashed in the solid concrete wall. Judging from the comparative size, the figure is about the size of an eight year old girl. Has a blacksmithing hammer in the right hand, and a katana sword in the left. Wearing a backpack, and has a few others things strapped to the body that you can't really identify from here. Then the humanoid figure turns and starts running very fast down a hallway.

You hear Carter exclaim "Is that Cupcake?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:06, Tue 06 Oct 2015.

scord
 player, 95 posts
Tue 6 Oct 2015
at 16:19
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
OOC) ... Remind me if you think you're performing a New Use. It's the fastest way to improve.
quote:
I look around at my surroundings, looking for windows and any other hints for what may be around. To facilitate this, I use Psionic Heightened Awareness.
Was this a new use?

quote:
"I got it down to about 1 in a million. Still not good enough, considering everything CarterTech kicks out. Eh well...."


"When and if we get out alive, I want to learn everything I can from you about the stuff. I'll need you to explain-it-like-I'm-five though, since I'm not familiar with any of the terms you're using."

quote:
<Blue>"Plenty badly. Sad thing is, I could slash my wrists and get out of here right now. But I can't do that. Not till I at least try to take down Whitmore."


"I think you may get your wish. Just be careful of gunfire."

quote:
"I might give you one. That's a big might. I got a bunch of watches that do all kinds of cool things. As for how it works....."

And he goes off on a long-winded technical tirade using words and terminology you've never heard before. He might as well be speaking ancient Egyptian for all the sense you can make of it.

"Pretty simple, really."


"Not simple enough, really. I'll need more lessons if we ever get the time."

OOC) I don't need to actually know how it works if my character knows

quote:
"I just hope she actually loves you enough to come back for you. Women can be so fickle."
...
But as you're sitting there, digesting everything Carter said, you feel the room vibrate. It's like an earthquake, but it's coming from the back wall. The vibrations are hard enough to rattle things off shelves.
...
You hear Carter exclaim "Is that Cupcake?"


"Dam right it is! Turn off any scriff sense blockers you can. Get ready to run, grab everything you want to take with you from there. Try to arm yourself with something. Use the sheet on your bed like a rope if nothing else is obvious. Stand away from the door, but close enough to hit anyone-with-a-gun coming in to kill you in the back of their head. Where are you exactly in relation to me?"

Nut Bolo
Sheet Rope
Cot Leg club
Belt
Sharpened Toothbrush

I attach the other items to me (pockets etc) and hold the leg in my hands over my head, standing by the door I noticed earlier. (I'm guessing it is about the distance from the floor to the curve of this cot headrod:

JohnA1nut
 GM, 562 posts
Tue 6 Oct 2015
at 19:33
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
OOC) ... Remind me if you think you're performing a New Use. It's the fastest way to improve.
quote:
I look around at my surroundings, looking for windows and any other hints for what may be around. To facilitate this, I use Psionic Heightened Awareness.
Was this a new use?


OOC) Yeah, sorry. Wasn't thinking. +1 Heightened Awareness.

quote:
"When and if we get out alive, I want to learn everything I can from you about the stuff. I'll need you to explain-it-like-I'm-five though, since I'm not familiar with any of the terms you're using."


"We'll see."

quote:
"I think you may get your wish. Just be careful of gunfire."


"I got a couple guns I versed in with stashed inside CarterTech. If I can get to them."

quote:
"Not simple enough, really. I'll need more lessons if we ever get the time."

OOC) I don't need to actually know how it works if my character knows


OOC) Okay, that's what I needed to hear. If you survive this, he'll teach you scriff.

quote:
"Dam right it is! Turn off any scriff sense blockers you can.


"No can do. If I could turn that off, I woulda done it a long time ago. What I can do though is track Cupcake. Damn, I thought she had bigger titties than that....... Lemme see if the lip reading software still works."

And over the audio system, you hear a few sparks fly. You hear Carter cursing, then the screen changes. Samantha is dressed completely in black, wearing a black ski mask, gloves and goggles. You see Samantha run up to a random person in the hallway. Subtitles pop up. "Where's Hambone?" and when she doesn't get the response she wants, she spins around and literally slices the person in half at the waist with her katana sword. You hear Carter exclaim "Yeah, she's formidable all right!!!" Then he mutters "Never did get the bugs outta the lip reading software...." On the screen, a half-dozen security guards appear at the end of the hallway and open up on Samantha with red paintballs. She doesn't even slow down. She charges straight at them and attacks, swinging the hammer and sword wildly but with precision. In seconds, the six security guards are reduced to six piles of bloody gore laying on the ground. Then Samantha runs off-camera, and you hear Carter fiddling with the wires some more.

Then you hear Carter say "That got their attention."

quote:
Get ready to run, grab everything you want to take with you from there. Try to arm yourself with something. Use the sheet on your bed like a rope if nothing else is obvious. Stand away from the door, but close enough to hit anyone-with-a-gun coming in to kill you in the back of their head.


Carter says "Oh I have a feeling somebody's gonna be coming along to let you out any minute. You're the only one who can stop her, after all."

quote:
Where are you exactly in relation to me?"


"I think I'm right next to you, but that's impossible to tell. They could have built these anywhere."

quote:
(I'm guessing it is about the distance from the floor to the curve of this cot headrod:


Close enough.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:46, Tue 06 Oct 2015.

scord
 player, 96 posts
Wed 7 Oct 2015
at 04:59
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
Carter says "Oh I have a feeling somebody's gonna be coming along to let you out any minute. You're the only one who can stop her, after all."


I get my iPod out, and covertly type, "I need a way to send you information without you getting you caught. I might be able to convince people to email you evidence. Carter is alive, and imprisoned by Whitmore, but so am I now. Whitmore has a paintball gun that actually kills you instead of just leaving paint, and he seems bent on world domination."

I kick the cot off its remaining nuts, and put it in front of the door. I lower the club and say, "Make sure they can hear me, if you can.

"You know I'm the only one who can stop her. You have your weapons and the Device. Let me and Carter go. Better yet, Carter, see if you can put this on the PA system, so everyone can hear it: ((I don't say this if it can't be heard by all, or if I don't get HEe haW's email address)) you work for a megalomaniac who has no problem imprisoning those who disagree with him, and wants to kill everyone who stands in his way. You can stop him. Send your information to ....((HEe haW's email address))"

JohnA1nut
 GM, 563 posts
Wed 7 Oct 2015
at 06:32
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
I get my iPod out, and covertly type, "I need a way to send you information without you getting you caught. I might be able to convince people to email you evidence. Carter is alive, and imprisoned by Whitmore, but so am I now. Whitmore has a paintball gun that actually kills you instead of just leaving paint, and he seems bent on world domination."


OOC) GE 27, worst fears

IC) Trying to email HEe haW? When you attempt to connect, you see Whitmore's face on the screen. It's obviously a recording. It says "Naughty Boy Hayden." and the iPod short circuits in your hands. It literally goes up in smoke. It will never again be usable. You did not have HEe HaW's email address.

quote:
I kick the cot off its remaining nuts, and put it in front of the door. I lower the club and say, "Make sure they can hear me, if you can.

"You know I'm the only one who can stop her. You have your weapons and the Device. Let me and Carter go. Better yet, Carter, see if you can put this on the PA system, so everyone can hear it: ((I don't say this if it can't be heard by all, or if I don't get HEe haW's email address)) you work for a megalomaniac who has no problem imprisoning those who disagree with him, and wants to kill everyone who stands in his way. You can stop him. Send your information to ....((HEe haW's email address))"


GE 8, Remarkably good, but not unexpected.

OOC) You can say whatever you want here. Since your iPod isn't working, and Samantha is on a murder spree, I could see where you might wish to revise this. For the moment I'll just give you a generalized reply. You revise it and tell me what you're actually saying. So far you've spoken, but your exact words remain to be seen.

Carter exclaims "Why the hell didn't I ever think of that????"

And you hear him playing with some wires. First things first, the screen changes to a different view of Samantha on security camera. She's covered in multiple red paintball hits. She dropped the hammer into a slot on her belt, and the katana sword is in a sheath strapped to her backpack. She's holding a collapsible compound bow that's almost as tall as she is and has a handful of arrows in her right hand drawing the bowstring. You see her rapidly shooting arrows down the hallway, picking people off one at a time. Each shot is a one shot kill. Then the lip reading subtitles pop up. She's screaming "TELL ME WHERE HAYBALE IS!!!!" And she's furious. She's likely never been so angry in her life. You can tell that just by her movements and manner, without hearing anything she's saying.

But then you make your announcement over the PA system. (OOC As I said, you might want to revise it.) You see Samantha turn around, as if she's expecting to see you behind her. But then she realizes it was over the PA system. Then Carter makes an announcement.

"Cupcake!!!! Yeah, you with the compound bow!!!!! Haybale is in the North Corridor!!!!!"

Then he says to you, not over the PA "You never did tell me your names!!!"

Samantha looks confused by this, but you see her checking the hallway signs, trying to figure out where the North Corridor is. Then she seems to decide which way to go. She folds up the compound bow and puts it into a sheath on her leg, then she drops the arrows she didn't fire into a quiver strapped to her backpack. Finally she pulls the hammer and katana sword and starts running down the hallway. She goes off camera quickly. You hear Carter fiddling with wires again.

OOC) Lars Andersen. This guy is almost as good as Samantha. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:23, Wed 07 Oct 2015.

scord
 player, 97 posts
Thu 8 Oct 2015
at 03:33
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
OOC) GE 27, worst fears

IC) Trying to email HEe haW? When you attempt to connect, you see Whitmore's face on the screen. It's obviously a recording. It says "Naughty Boy Hayden." and the iPod short circuits in your hands. It literally goes up in smoke. It will never again be usable. You did not have HEe HaW's email address.


OOC: What were you rolling?
IC: I pocket it. I make a mental note to ask if the chaos can be removed from this the same way it can heal... Then I take it back out and pray that God fix it...

quote:
I kick the cot off its remaining nuts, and put it in front of the door. I lower the club and say, "Make sure they can hear me, if you can.

REVISED: "Better yet, see if you can put this on the PA system, so everyone can hear it: ... You know freeing me is the only way to stop this. You have your weapons and the Device. Let me and Carter go. Better yet, you work for a megalomaniac who has no problem imprisoning those who disagree with him, and wants to kill everyone who stands in his way. You can stop him. Send your information the referees. This company doesn't need Whitmore. Samantha, for my sake try to be nonleathal if you can. Carter is with us, I don't want to leave without him. Also, if you don't find me in 1 hour, assume I've died. Whitmore is the leader."

quote:
"Cupcake!!!! Yeah, you with the compound bow!!!!! Haybale is in the North Corridor!!!!!"


I reply, "Sorry, Carter. She's Samantha and I'm Hayden Whitmore."

quote:
OOC) Lars Andersen. This guy is almost as good as Samantha. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk

OOC: Thank God my Referee knows about Lars Anderson. He is amazing. I am SOOO learning that archery ASAP. Almost better than a gun.
JohnA1nut
 GM, 564 posts
Thu 8 Oct 2015
at 05:10
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
OOC: What were you rolling?


OOC) Haven't I explained the GE roll to you? General Effects. For how lucky you are in a given situation. Do you have your iPod on you? Did they take it away? Will its signal penetrate the cell you're in? Did Whitmore sabotage it? Those are the types of questions you use the GE roll to answer. You rolled a really bad roll, so Whitmore sabotaged it.

quote:
IC: I pocket it. I make a mental note to ask if the chaos can be removed from this the same way it can heal... Then I take it back out and pray that God fix it...


OOC) Not the same kind of healing, and the skill needed is above the bias.

IC) God doesn't seem to be answering today.

quote:
I reply, "Sorry, Carter. She's Samantha and I'm Hayden Whitmore."


OOC) Gonna change the order of events here a tad. You'll see.

IC) Carter says "Oh yeah, I thought you looked familiaaaaAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!"

The last bit turning into a scream of pain.

quote:
REVISED: "Better yet, see if you can put this on the PA system, so everyone can hear it: ... You know freeing me is the only way to stop this. You have your weapons and the Device. Let me and Carter go. Better yet, you work for a megalomaniac who has no problem imprisoning those who disagree with him, and wants to kill everyone who stands in his way. You can stop him. Send your information the referees. This company doesn't need Whitmore. Samantha, for my sake try to be nonleathal if you can. Carter is with us, I don't want to leave without him. Also, if you don't find me in 1 hour, assume I've died. Whitmore is the leader."


Moments after you finish saying "Whitmore is the leader." the cell door opens. Kane Hodder is standing outside your cell. His right hand, the one Samantha cut off, has been replaced with a metallic, bionic limb. It reminds you of one of Iron Man's metal gloves. Hodder says "Get yer ass out here!!!" And the bionic hand reaches in to try to grab you. Glancing out, you see Whitmore holding Carter at gunpoint with the EDST prototype.

Not going to assume you let Hodder take you. With the cell door open, you can feel two distinct verser senses both coming from the same general direction. One is Carter and you would guess the other is Samantha.

This is also happening after Carter told Samantha where to find you, and after you saw her put her bow away and start heading towards you. I said "Moments after" Those "moments after" were when all of that happened. Just to be clear.

quote:
OOC: Thank God my Referee knows about Lars Anderson. He is amazing. I am SOOO learning that archery ASAP. Almost better than a gun.


OOC) In some ways better. I don't know about you, but I'd much rather take a bullet than a 4 bladed broad head arrow.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:46, Thu 08 Oct 2015.

scord
 player, 98 posts
Thu 8 Oct 2015
at 05:55
Re: Scord in Paintball World
I feint like I'm putting up my arms and yell, "Wait!!". I use my Judo to grapple his arm (avoiding the hand, using the sheet if I can), throw him off balance and pull him into the cell with me, slamming the door closed behind him, leaving Carter and Whitmore outside. I then focus on using all weapons at my disposal to subdue Kodder. Especially the club to his head, but also the bolo to his feet, the sheet around his hands, and the toothbrush to his ribs.
scord
 player, 99 posts
Thu 8 Oct 2015
at 05:57
Re: Scord in Paintball World
Opening with the prayer, Lord give me strength.
JohnA1nut
 GM, 565 posts
Thu 8 Oct 2015
at 07:34
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
I feint like I'm putting up my arms and yell, "Wait!!". I use my Judo to grapple his arm (avoiding the hand, using the sheet if I can), throw him off balance and pull him into the cell with me, slamming the door closed behind him, leaving Carter and Whitmore outside. I then focus on using all weapons at my disposal to subdue Kodder. Especially the club to his head, but also the bolo to his feet, the sheet around his hands, and the toothbrush to his ribs.


quote:
Opening with the prayer, Lord give me strength.


Bonus strike, roll 65, success, add 1@2 Bonus strike (Not the same skill as your whip skill. That's a different kind of magic.) You failed your attack, so it doesn't much matter that it was bonused.
First attack
Scord 83, failure
Hodder 40, success
Difficult Strength check
Scord, 29, failure
Hodder, 27, lesser failure. Hodder wins.
Carter Telepathy check 2

So you reach out to grab Hodder, but he grabs you by the shoulder with the bionic hand and starts squeezing. It hurts. You think you might hear bones cracking. He pulls you out of the cell. You try to resist him, but the bionic hand is just too strong for you to deal with. He shoves you into a corner hard.

Whitmore yells "STOP THIS AT ONCE!!!!" Then he says to you "You better call your guard dog off or there's gonna be hell to pay!!! Get on the PA. Tell her to leave here immediately!!!"

And then you hear Carter's voice in your head. "Don't do it. She's our only hope."
scord
 player, 100 posts
Thu 8 Oct 2015
at 13:36
Re: Scord in Paintball World
Is the door closed?
scord
 player, 102 posts
Thu 8 Oct 2015
at 18:47
Re: Scord in Paintball World
Assuming the door is open, I prepare to distract Kodder if I see Samantha, so that she can take out Whitmore. I pray for Kodder's hand to be healed (if it works, ouch for him, and new application?). I attempt to read Whitmore's mind. If I feel a pinch from a needle, I pray for healing for me. And I otherwise stall, "Well, Whitmore, I assume you prefer life to death. If you would like to live, you'll want to put that weapon down. By the way, please call it a gun. ID ten T is or whatever, is a pathetically unimaginative name ((not a criticism against you, actually is imaginative; just want to distract and stall)). And think about it. People carry paintball guns. Isn't it logical to at least call this a slug gun? There's something else you should know. Carter and I are a special case. You see, we are both more powerful than you, in ways you can't even imagine. You'll notice how calm I've been through all of this. There is a reason for that." I will pray for Carter to be healed if he gets shot.
JohnA1nut
 GM, 569 posts
Thu 8 Oct 2015
at 21:49
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
I pray for Kodder's hand to be healed (if it works, ouch for him, and new application?).


OOC) His name is Hodder!!!!! Do you "hear" me???? Hodder!!!! With an AITCH!!!!!! That's H!!!!! (And just so you know, I'm Laughing Myself Silly!!!! Best laugh I've had in a while!!)

OOC) What you're asking for with the magic isn't healing. It's regrowing limbs, which is biased out.

quote:
Assuming the door is open, I prepare to distract Kodder if I see Samantha, so that she can take out Whitmore.


I guess I better set the stage here. The two cells are now on the other side of the room. The doors aren't open, they're non-existent. When you were let out, the doors didn't open, they dematerialized. The cell you were in is in the corner, and Carter's is right next to it. You are against the opposite wall backed into a corner. Hodder is in front of you. He's unarmed, except for the one that's bionic. Carter is also against the wall, with Whitmore holding him at gunpoint. The room you're in is a laboratory. There's all kinds of test tubes and scientific looking gear. It's just the four of you here. There's a door on the far wall that's open.

Samantha's scriff vector is at a sharp angle to you, coming from the direction of the exit. That angle is closing fast though. You can't (normally) tell distance with a scriff sense. So you don't know how far away she is. Just that she's getting closer by angle.

quote:
I attempt to read Whitmore's mind. If I feel a pinch from a needle, I pray for healing for me.


There's nobody else to needle you.

Whitmore is thinking how he would just LOOOVE to kill you. But he can't. He needs you alive to harvest blood. You get the distinct feeling that no matter how loudly he threatens you, killing you is the last thing he actually wants to do. Make no mistake though. It's still on the list.

quote:
And I otherwise stall, "Well, Whitmore, I assume you prefer life to death. If you would like to live, you'll want to put that weapon down. By the way, please call it a gun. ID ten T is or whatever, is a pathetically unimaginative name. And think about it. People carry paintball guns. Isn't it logical to at least call this a slug gun? There's something else you should know. Carter and I are a special case. You see, we are both more powerful than you, in ways you can't even imagine. You'll notice how calm I've been through all of this. There is a reason for that."


Whitmore kind of stammers a little. You've got him off balance. "If it wasn't for that, for that, that FEMALE out there, you'd be stuck in the cell forever and I'd be on my way to ruling the world. Call off your guard dog!!!"

And, hands shaking, he points at a phone on a desk next to you. He wants you to call Samantha on the PA and tell her to stop.

Meanwhile, Samantha's scriff sense closes the angle, and runs past you for a moment. Then she stops and backs up, until she's directly in line with you. You hear a loud crashing as she batters a wall down. She's coming straight for you and letting nothing stand in her path.

quote:
I will pray for Carter to be healed if he gets shot.


Not yet!!!!!

quote:
((not a criticism against you, actually is imaginative; just want to distract and stall)).


OOC) If anything it would be a criticism against Multiverser. Da Rulezzz refer to firearms as Explosive Driven Slug Throwers. Covers everything from a 16th century matchlock to a helicopter-mounted mini-gun.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:05, Thu 08 Oct 2015.

scord
 player, 103 posts
Fri 9 Oct 2015
at 06:06
Re: Scord in Paintball World
OOC: He sure ain't Hodder than Samantha!
IC: I think at Carter, Blink *image of blinking SOS* like that if you're getting this. I'm going to attempt to knock the gun to the ground. Get ready to grab it.

In all of the following cases, I pray for healing the moment the gun goes off for either myself or Carter (depending on the way it plays out), but not for Hodder or Whitmore.

If in any of these circumstances, the gun is out of Whitmore's hands, I bolo his hands or legs, depending on the best shot, and use the sheet to trip or tie or strangle Hodder, praying for strength ((Do I need to mention the prayer for strength, or is that a given now?))

If I get no response from Carter, the moment Whitmore is pointing the gun at himself or Hodder, so long as Carter and I are not in the line of fire, I TK pulse the trigger to fire. If he points it at me, I get Hodder directly behind me, dive to the side, and pulse the trigger if he isn't aiming at me. If he manages to track me, I pulse the gun away from (out of) his hand, and away from being in line with me.

If Carter acknowledges me with the SOS blink, I wait until the gun is pointing at Whitmore, Hodder or nothing, and the TK pulse the gun to the ground.

If Carter grabs the gun and tries to shoot Whitmore and Hodder, I don't stop him. But I duck for cover in the cell. If he tries to shoot me, I pulse the gun toward me if I can, but if not, I duck for cover in the cell. If I'm in the cell ducked for cover, I get ready to use the sheet to whip the gun from his hands, or I kick the gun from his hands.

In the meantime, I whisper to Hodder, "Hey prissy girl, want me to kiss your hand and make it better? Awe, don't cry, sweatheart!" and I am praying fervently for healing for the pain I'm about to feel. If he attacks, I also TK pulse his bionic hand rotationally in its weakest direction, aiming to disable it.

If still going unmolested, I hold up my hands and say, "Alright! I'm going, I'm going!" and I saunter over to the phone. I press random buttons, say, "Hello? Is this thing on?" if nothing happens, I look up at Whitmore helplessly and say, "How does this thing work, anyway?" If it works, I say, "Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3.., um... So, what do you want me to say, exactly, Mr Whitmore? I know you want to keep me alive and all, but what should I say?"
scord
 player, 104 posts
Fri 9 Oct 2015
at 06:08
Re: Scord in Paintball World
If Carter has the gun but doesn't try to shoot me, I warn him to drop it before Samantha sees him
JohnA1nut
 GM, 573 posts
Fri 9 Oct 2015
at 23:12
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
OOC: He sure ain't Hodder than Samantha!


OOC) Even when she's the old woman?

quote:
IC: I think at Carter, Blink *image of blinking SOS* like that if you're getting this. I'm going to attempt to knock the gun to the ground. Get ready to grab it.


Carter nods and thinks back "Make your move. I'm ready."

quote:
In all of the following cases, I pray for healing the moment the gun goes off for either myself or Carter (depending on the way it plays out), but not for Hodder or Whitmore.


quote:
((Do I need to mention the prayer for strength, or is that a given now?))


OOC) Let's just say it wouldn't hurt anything to continue mentioning it.
OOC) "No plan survives the First Contact intact." Murphy's Laws of Combat.

IC) So you're all standing there in a tense Mexican standoff. Hodder is in front of you, cocked and locked. Whitmore and Carter are facing off. And then Samantha crashes through another wall. She's still not close enough for you to see, but the crash breaks everyone. Hodder swings at you with his bionic hand. Instinctively you sidestep him and bash him over the head with your club.

Carter moves against Whitmore. Carter is just a tad faster though, and lands a solid punch to Whitmore's jaw. Whitmore wheels around, off balance. He starts to stumble in between you and Hodder, with his back to the wall.

quote:
In the meantime, I whisper to Hodder, "Hey prissy girl, want me to kiss your hand and make it better? Awe, don't cry, sweatheart!" and I am praying fervently for healing for the pain I'm about to feel. If he attacks, I also TK pulse his bionic hand rotationally in its weakest direction, aiming to disable it.


You say your line, and pulse his hand. Just in time to deflect him swinging at you. He's not prepared for it though, and looks confused. You take his moment of indecision to attempt a groin kick. But Whitmore stumbles in your path, and you just kick him in the shin. Hodder slaps Whitmore out of the way, and against the back wall.

Meanwhile, you are vaguely aware of several more crashes, as Samantha batters down walls. Glancing over, you see her appear at the doorway, holding her katana in one hand, and blacksmithing hammer in the other. She's removed her face mask, and you can see her 8 year old girl face. Very pretty. She throws the katana sword at the stumbling Whitmore. It impales him through the chest, out the back, and sticks into a wall. Sparks fly from the electrical line she's cut. And Whitmore disappears. He doesn't die, he verses out. And he takes the EDST with him. There is an earsplitting POP!!!! as he does. Air being displaced. (You did ask Samantha what happens on verse-out.)

Meanwhile, Hodder turns his attention to Samantha. He growls "I'm gonna have all kinda fun with you Little Girl."

And Samantha yells "Hayden, stay out of this!!!!!" and rears back with her blacksmithing hammer in both hands. She intends to fight Hodder one on one. She's in the form of the 8 year old girl.

What are you doing?

(Doing Therapy)

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 23:31, Fri 09 Oct 2015.

scord
 player, 105 posts
Sat 10 Oct 2015
at 02:01
Re: Scord in Paintball World
I trust Samantha and will only consider intervening if I am absolutely certain she needs help ((will decide after reading the description))

I turn to Carter, and say, "Congratulations! Since I can easily assume Whitmore's identity, let's consider ourselves partners in this company. By the way, earlier when you said, 'why didn't I think of that?' were you referring to taking over the world, or trying to get employees to turn against Whitmore? In any case, about those nifty watches, tell me what you've got!"
JohnA1nut
 GM, 574 posts
Sat 10 Oct 2015
at 07:55
Re: Scord in Paintball World
quote:
I trust Samantha and will only consider intervening if I am absolutely certain she needs help ((will decide after reading the description))


Samantha starts backing out the door. Hodder follows. She's trying to get him in the hallway so you're out of the path of the fight.

Hodder "You scared baby? Well you should be!!! I'm gonna tear your head off with my nuclear-powered bionic hand!!!"

And Samantha yells "Bring it Old Man!!!"

So they have discovered nuclear energy, just not how to build bombs..... or did they?

quote:
I turn to Carter, and say, "Congratulations! Since I can easily assume Whitmore's identity, let's consider ourselves partners in this company.


Carter just says "We'll see."

quote:
By the way, earlier when you said, 'why didn't I think of that?' were you referring to taking over the world, or trying to get employees to turn against Whitmore?


"Nothing so grandiose. Why didn't I ever think of calling out on the PA system from my cell?"

quote:
In any case, about those nifty watches, tell me what you've got!"


He leads you over to a cabinet in the lab. The cabinet has a complex looking numerical keypad on it. He enters a code and opens the door. "I see they never got this open."

And he pulls out a tray with four watches on it.

Carter says "These are all single use. Only to be used once. But even then, they're still cool watches. You've got the teleporter. Gives you up to 12 hours where you can teleport to any place that you can see. You've got the time displacer. Lets you freeze time for up to 12 hours. Then you've got the molecular destabilizer. Lets you walk through solid objects for up to 12 hours. Then the super speed watch. Lets you run at 500 MPH for up to 12 hours. Take your pick."

If you have any questions about the watches (And I'm sure you do!!) Each watch comes with a pamphlet explaining its capabilities. You get that when you make your selection. However, Carter won't explain any more or let you read the pamphlets. You must make your selection based on what he has told you about them at this time.

Meanwhile, you hear Samantha and Hodder crashing around in the hallway. They're screaming loud curses at each other. Then you hear it. Samantha's hammer and Hodder's bionic hand collide. You'll have just enough time to select which watch you want and put it on your wrist when CarterTech is caught at ground zero of a mini nuclear explosion.

Thou Art Dead.

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:36, Sat 10 Oct 2015.

scord
 player, 106 posts
Sat 10 Oct 2015
at 11:43
Re: Scord in Paintball World
Time freeze
JohnA1nut
 GM, 576 posts
Sat 10 Oct 2015
at 11:47
Re: Scord in Paintball World
I edited my last post about 7 minutes before you replied. Please reread my last post, to make sure you saw exactly what I intended.

(Doing Therapy)
scord
 player, 107 posts
Sat 10 Oct 2015
at 15:41
Re: Scord in Paintball World
Yeah it's good. I choose the time freeze watch