17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs.   Posted by Alouette.Group: 0
The Amazing Evans
 NPC, 411 posts
 Dodgy Marshal
 P2 T5 W0 F0 B2
Sat 2 Aug 2014
at 15:54
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
((OOC: 08:52, Today: The Amazing Evans rolled -3,1 using d4-4,d6-4, rerolling max with rolls of 1,5. Notice.

Unsurprisingly, he fails, since Evans has no Notice to speak of and had to default.))

Adrian Vega
 player, 768 posts
 Conqueror of Melons
 P4 T8 W0 F0 Cha 0 W4R3B3
Mon 4 Aug 2014
at 13:59
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
OOC:

Notice: 5

08:59, Today: Adrian Vega rolled 5,0 using d4-2,d6-2, rerolling max with rolls of (4+3)7,2. Notice.

Jake Lawrence
 player, 445 posts
 Huckster/Bitter Waters
 P4 T5 W- F- FCW1R0B2
Mon 4 Aug 2014
at 14:24
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
OOC:
10:16, Today: Jake Lawrence rolled 6,5 using 1d8,1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 6,5. Agility vs 7.
Not quite .. so Blue Chip
10:16, Today: Jake Lawrence rolled 1 using 1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1. Blue Chip.
6+ 1 == 7 ... I think that's not good either.

Tao Jing
 NPC, 45 posts
 Jiangshi
 P7 T9 W0 F0 Cha -4
Mon 4 Aug 2014
at 19:45
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
[[I'd assume that tie'd be a Defender Wins situation - all right, so in melee with a jiang shi who has a pretty good idea of where you are isn't great, but it's better than having your face nommed, right?]]

Claws smash and splinter through the edge of the table, the back of them brushing Jake's face as he scrambles backwards.

Mostway downstairs, Adrian notices the dark blot that should mark the stationary hopping vampire isn't there.

[[go go William Pierce!]]
Adrian Vega
 player, 769 posts
 Conqueror of Melons
 P4 T8 W0 F0 Cha 0 W4R3B3
Wed 6 Aug 2014
at 12:38
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
"Careful. Jingles ain't where I left 'im," he said.
William Pierce
 player, 652 posts
 Vampire... Hunter
 P6 T7 W0 F0 W0R5B3
Wed 6 Aug 2014
at 20:49
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
"I know. I can see him", he replies before telling the others where the strange hopping vampire is right now: "He's a couple of paces from the hall clock and less from Lawrence."

This oriental vampire was probably as careless of bullets as all the others had been. But he still had 3 in his gun that had been blessed by the priest...

Pierce raises his pistol and squeezes off a shot, hitting Jingles square in the chest.

"They should've burned ya." he says, his tone almost apologetical.

22:43, Today: William Pierce rolled 6,4 using d10,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 6,4. Shooting Jingles.

22:45, Today: William Pierce rolled 16 using 3d6+5, rerolling max with rolls of 4,2,5. Damage.

Holy Bullets: 2 left

22:48, Today: William Pierce drew the single card: 8H using the Deadlands system. Initiative.


This message was last edited by the GM at 21:39, Wed 06 Aug 2014.

Tao Jing
 NPC, 46 posts
 Jiangshi
 P7 T9 W0 F0 Cha -4
Wed 6 Aug 2014
at 22:22
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
[[Nice shot. That hits him for 14 damage with his 2 points of Resistance, resulting in 1 wound at his current Toughness of 10. Ignore the soak on the dice roller - a real live wild jiang shi's tough enough without stringing things out (fortunately he hasn't had time to regen any, but setting him on fire really wouldn't help...though I admit the idea of y'all being chased by a flaming hopping vampire is greatly entertaining).

He's at 3 wounds, folks!]]


There's a clatter, a scrape and a muffled *BONG* as the jiang shi is blasted backwards, colliding with the hall clock. The dead thing lies on the floor half a heartbeat before flipping up again like a carelessly trodden-on rake and hopping a step, arms blindly outstretched.

[[You can't see what Percy's doing, but he's being Full Defensive in the kitchen, knowing he doesn't have the sang froid to act fast enough to aggressively press Marina (a Lady!) in a fight, the only way a mortal could last more than a few seconds (this is how she got him mind-controlled into coming up to see her, then to go shoot his mates)...

Adrian, go!]]

Adrian Vega
 player, 773 posts
 Conqueror of Melons
 P4 T8 W0 F0 Cha 0 W4R3B3
Thu 7 Aug 2014
at 17:14
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
OOC:

I'm not exactly sure what Adrian can see right now. Can I see Jingles? Marina?

Ward's House
Thu 7 Aug 2014
at 18:07
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
A very faint jingling sound filters from somewhere above in a moment of quiet.

[[He can't see a great deal because Marina killed the lights and only William has night vision...having heard the clocklike crash and William saying Jingles was by the clock he can probably focus on the jiangshi's head and hands quite easily, as they're paler, and see that there's someone on the floor nearby (that's Jake). He can also just about see Evans at the bottom step.

Adrian can't see into the kitchen from this angle, hence the lack of updates as to what everyone in there (including Marina) is doing. He can see Dave slumped wounded in the kitchen doorway, though, as the slot of light from in there falls over him.]]

Adrian Vega
 player, 775 posts
 Conqueror of Melons
 P4 T8 W0 F0 Cha 0 W4R3B3
Sun 10 Aug 2014
at 23:39
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
As Adrian's eyes adjusted to the darkness, he drew hints from Pierce's directions, focusing on the pale shape that emerged from the darkness, the one that he saw go flopping as Pierce's weapon reported.

Adrian had his own gun, but when he fired, it wasn't accompanied by the same noise. Reaching into that place where he played the real high stakes games, he came down with a flush of luck that flowed into his weapon, sending three pale, ghostly bullets towards his target.



OOC:
  • Dealing with the Devil for my Power Points for the Bolt spell.
  • Pulled down a Flush: 6H, AH, 7H, 2H, 8H (Automatic success + raise)
  • Rolled Spellcasting to hit: 11, 11, 8
  • Total Damage: 8, 16, 11

07:23, Today: Adrian Vega rolled 5,4,3 using d6,d6,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 5,4,3. Raise.
18:28, Today: Adrian Vega rolled 3,12,8 using 2d6,2d6,2d6, rerolling max with rolls of 2,1,(6+1)7,5,4,4. Bang, bang, bang.
18:25, Today: Adrian Vega rolled 11,8,8,11 using d8+4,d8+4,d8+4,d6+4, rerolling max with rolls of 7,4,4,(6+1)7. To Hit roll, with Flush bonus.
18:15, Today: Adrian Vega drew the 11 cards: AS, AD, QC, 6H, AH, 7H, 2H, 4D, 8H, JD, 3H using the Deadlands system.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:28, Mon 11 Aug 2014.

The Stray
 GM, 2406 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
Mon 11 Aug 2014
at 03:50
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
GMing duty!
Adrian Vega
 player, 776 posts
 Conqueror of Melons
 P4 T8 W0 F0 Cha 0 W4R3B3
Mon 11 Aug 2014
at 12:27
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
PM

This message was last edited by the player at 18:01, Mon 11 Aug 2014.

The Stray
 GM, 2407 posts
 The Marshal
 'round these parts
Mon 11 Aug 2014
at 18:12
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
PM
Tao Jing
 NPC, 47 posts
 Jiangshi
 P7 T9 W0 F0 Cha -4
Mon 11 Aug 2014
at 23:01
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
[[ Tsssht... *sweeps up PMs* All right, so situational communication/pale jiangshi bonus cancels out the darkness penalty, the hit of 16 gets him for 14 damage due to his current lower Resistance, resulting in a wound...I roll one last soak roll for this nasty on principle:

Tao Jing rolled 3,4 using d10,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 3,4. soak roll on principle. Soaked.]]


The jiang shi sways under the force of the phantom bullets, then hops to face their source. In the darkness, the corpse's stone-black eyes look like holes in his skull.

The confusion in the kitchen doesn't seem to have let up - those on the stairs and the foyer floor can hear a sharp cry from the priest, an indistinct exclamation from the clank, and another hiss. The commotion seems to have moved rapidly to the far side of the room, however.

[[In the land of Things Y'all Cannot See, Marina tries to catch and take a chomp in passing out of the person she reads as the biggest threat.

Marina Vanderholt rolled 1,3 using d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1,3. *NOM*. (+2 Touch Attack, -2 MAP) Nope. Shoulda practiced Doc Brown's moves. On which note...
Marina Vanderholt rolled 4 using 1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 4. run away! 10 squares later, she's out of the kitchen proper.]]


"What's going on?" Widow bradshaw hisses, letting go of William to feel her way down the bannister to Evans and Adrian. The Aetheric Disturbance Indicator is going ping like crazy. The stiff corpse hop-pivots again as the noise is momentarily the loudest thing to be heard in the foyer, claws flexing. Dimly, Evans can guess that the black hole widening in the thing's face is its eager, open mouth.


[[Bradshaw moves and goes On Hold until we know what to do...

Evans, go!]]

The Amazing Evans
 NPC, 412 posts
 Dodgy Marshal
 P2 T5 W0 F0 B2
Tue 12 Aug 2014
at 01:35
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
((OOC: I'd like to know where everybody is visually, at least all the things I can make out with my device, compared to where the walls are. Can you put up a map?))
Alouette
 GM, 1633 posts
 Automaton/Angel
 P4 T8(2) W0 F0 B3 Cha -3
Tue 12 Aug 2014
at 06:52
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
[[Ach. There's a reason I've been running everything without maps...I will see if my poor taped-together laptop can handle maptool this evening, but otherwise you'll have to rely on my Mad Paint Skillz or something. Are you going to attempt a trick shot? You could lob the Aetheric Detection Indicator into the dining room from there if you meant to distract the jiang shi with it, though it's rather useful not to have nommed...]]
Adrian Vega
 player, 777 posts
 Conqueror of Melons
 P4 T8 W0 F0 Cha 0 W4R3B3
Tue 12 Aug 2014
at 14:29
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
OOC:

Initiative for Next Round: 2H
Also, did only one of the three bolts hit him?

09:28, Today: Adrian Vega drew the single card: 2H using the Deadlands system.

The Amazing Evans
 NPC, 413 posts
 Dodgy Marshal
 P2 T5 W0 F0 B2
Tue 12 Aug 2014
at 16:34
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
((OOC: MSPaint will be fine, I just want to know rough positions and where folk might have cover from a Large Burst Template. No, I want to know just where I need to throw a bomb that makes sunlight so that I hit some baddies but don't wipe out friendlies, and I want to know where the walls are so folk can take cover.))
Alouette
 GM, 1634 posts
 Automaton/Angel
 P4 T8(2) W0 F0 B3 Cha -3
Wed 13 Aug 2014
at 07:46
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
[[O_O He who lives in wooden houses shouldn't throw grenades...scribbled map sent.

@ Adrian: They all hit, hence 'bullets' in the description, it's just that with 2 points of resistance and a Toughness boost still in effect, the others didn't do enough to Shake him and so didn't enter calculations.]]



From the depths of the kitchen comes the harsh shriek of a frustrated hawk.


[[Clearing up multiple Joker confusion:  Alouette rolled 3 using 1d2, rerolling max with rolls of (2+1)3. who's in charge? The Hawk.]]
The Amazing Evans
 NPC, 414 posts
 Dodgy Marshal
 P2 T5 W0 F0 B2
Wed 13 Aug 2014
at 14:50
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
((OOC: I am aware of that, but Evans is getting dangerously close to the "fuck all this shit, time to burn it all down" phase of burnout.))

Evans considers just throwing the makeshift grenade, consequences be damned, for a wild moment. The moment passes, but it's awfully, horribly tempting. Instead, Evans carefully places the Aetheric Disturbance Detector down on the steps, then move carefully back up them.

"Mrs. Bradshaw, there is a vampire down there, waiting for us." he says quietly. "If you happen to know any aetheric manipulations that might stun or daze it, this would be a good time to employ them. But this particular fiend seems resistant to such things, and also seems to hunger for them. It is also drawn to movement. We need to get some prayer strips from the Celestial gentleman upstairs--putting on on that creature's head will immobilize it. Or we need a mirror, which might drive it off."
The Widow Bradshaw
 NPC, 14 posts
 Wealthy Widow
 P4 T5 W0 F0 Cha +2
Wed 13 Aug 2014
at 20:46
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
[[You going on Hold/Tricking the jiang shi, or just talking there?]]

"Didn't you gentlemen bring the bathroom mirror down earlier?"
the Widow Bradshaw enquires, matching his whisper though she's not entirely steady. "I could try to sap its strength, perhaps."
Adrian Vega
 player, 778 posts
 Conqueror of Melons
 P4 T9 W0 F0 Cha 0 W4R3B3
Wed 13 Aug 2014
at 20:52
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
"It's too tough. We gotta weaken it," growled Vega. He certainly meant to help.
The Amazing Evans
 NPC, 415 posts
 Dodgy Marshal
 P2 T5 W0 F0 B2
Thu 14 Aug 2014
at 03:20
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
((OOC: That probably counts as a Smarts trick...

20:20, Today: The Amazing Evans rolled 12,10 using d8,d6, rerolling max with rolls of (8+4)12,(6+4)10. Trick. O_O nice. Maybe I can even make it Shaken with that roll.))

Tao Jing
 NPC, 48 posts
 Jiangshi
 P7 T9 W0 F0 Cha -4
Thu 14 Aug 2014
at 07:44
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
[[There we go, usin' your advantages...
Tao Jing rolled 1,1 using d4,d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1,1. Smart jiang shi? Decidedly not a smart jiang shi.]]


Behind Evans, the hopping corpse beelines for the Aetheric Disturbance Indicator on the bottom step, apparently forgetting Jake's existence. The stairs shiver as the jiang shi gets caught on the sweeping lower edge of the bannister and knocks itself over in trying to hop through the obstacle.

*THUD*


[[I'll roll for what O'Rourke's doing in the kitchen later. Out here, go Jake!]]

Jake Lawrence
 player, 446 posts
 Huckster/Bitter Waters
 P4 T5 W- F- FCW1R0B1
Thu 14 Aug 2014
at 14:02
Re: 17.2.3 Upstairs, Downstairs
Jake took the opportunity to line up a shot with his dragoon. The massive pistol roared in the darkness doing little to the creature, Jake was prompt about shifting his location as he hoped the jiang shi would had better things to focus on than him.

OOC:
09:58, Today: Jake Lawrence rolled 1,4 using 1d8,1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1,4. Shooting. Not sure I trust that 4 ... blue chip for +d6
09:58, Today: Jake Lawrence rolled 1 using 1d6, rerolling max with rolls of 1. Blue Chip. Oh good a 5 ...
09:59, Today: Jake Lawrence rolled 6 using 2d6+1, rerolling max with rolls of 1,4. Damage (AP 1). Moving on!
09:59, Today: Jake Lawrence drew the single card: 4D using a deck of 54 cards. Initiative .

This message was last edited by the player at 21:20, Fri 15 Aug 2014.