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GM Brygun
 GM, 119 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2012
at 10:57
Re: OOC
What's creepier... an mysterious unknown Intell guy... or when the Intell guy is going to be around so much he gets a name?
Breaker
 Trooper, 33 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2012
at 12:24
Re: OOC
In reply to GM Brygun (msg # 81):

I think it depends on the NPC's personna.

At the moment, our Blonde Intel Officer is kind of smarmy, low-key, semi-voyeuristic creepy. He's just always around, watching everything and far too aware of us and our unrevealed personal lives (my mother, Boomer's aunt). Giving him a name might humanize him; particularly if it's a "good" or "strong" name.

You would have to come up with a name that has a negative connotation. For instance, in Harry Potter the Slytherins are obviously wrong/bad/evil. Just by association of the root of the name to a perceived negative word: slither. Alternately you could give him a good name and then have him act exactly opposite to it.

On the other hand, if Blondie (sorry Debbie Harry!) or some other PsyCorp member is going to join our squad for the duration we definitely do need a Callsign and Name for them pretty much from the beginning.
Sony
 Trooper, 87 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2012
at 18:00
Re: OOC
Post #500!
GM Brygun
 GM, 122 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2012
at 18:18
Re: OOC
Skill improvement time.

aka xp in a no xp game. ^_^

Everyone gets 1 skill point. This can increase another skill and as we are still close to character creation you can use it to add a new skill to the character and just assume it was part of their background.

You can do the changes to your character sheet yourselves. Please PM me where you put it.
Breaker
 Trooper, 37 posts
Sat 18 Aug 2012
at 19:06
Re: OOC
In reply to Sony (msg # 83):

Breaker applauds Sony's accomplishment.
GM Brygun
 GM, 124 posts
Sun 19 Aug 2012
at 15:37
Re: OOC
I should have expected some of the questions: ^_^

Psychics selected for Special Service of Military Intelligence have a Psychic score of at least 1.0 and it is suspected most are much higher. The PCs who know have scored a 0.# and are below that. It is known that they are looking for Psychics and its a vague field. There are those who don't know they are Psychics.

Specialist training like Engineering & Medic is a set of courses after Basic Boot Camp. During basic there may be requests for certain branches and you will probably be tested willingly/unknowingly over your time there.  IC the MI has certain needs to fill. IC can play still affect things but as an OOC thing we are steering you those ways.
GM Brygun
 GM, 126 posts
Mon 20 Aug 2012
at 17:50
Re: OOC
Damn echo and his goblins..

http://www.goblinscomic.com/

He sent me a link to a funny a few days ago... and Ive read what feels like 100 pages of it now.

Now if only to incorporate goblins into Starship Troopers.... or are the Troopers the goblins??? Well you all have special names already. hmmm...
Echo
 Trooper, 29 posts
Mon 20 Aug 2012
at 23:21
Re: OOC
Best comic out there... Thunt has been away for his wedding the past two weeks.

I've been reading this comic since 07 on my first deployment, it's updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

GM did you start at the beginning or from the one i posted to you?
GM Brygun
 GM, 127 posts
Mon 20 Aug 2012
at 23:33
Re: OOC
From the one you posted... ermm... to the end now. :-P

Ill have to start from the beginning now. lol
Boomer
 Trooper, 43 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2012
at 01:42
Re: OOC
Well I can try to beat Zim and knock him on his rear end.

No points for not trying.
Boomer
 Trooper, 45 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2012
at 12:33
Re: OOC
OUCHY!!!
GM Brygun
 GM, 129 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2012
at 13:13
Re: OOC
Boomer:
OUCHY!!!


A phrase that statisfies every GM and writer. ^_^
Boomer
 Trooper, 46 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2012
at 13:15
Re: OOC
I never expected to win getting a hit and taking the pain also show character, and anyway who needs close combat skills in a nuke fight you just need to press a button?

No she is NOT going to say that to Career Sargeant Zim!

(grab, break, crack - the enemy cannot press a buttom if you break the bones of his hand. medic.)
Echo
 Trooper, 30 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2012
at 13:33
Re: OOC
Can we slow the posting rate down a little bit? Camp currie thread was set up last night and there are already 14 post...
GM Brygun
 GM, 130 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2012
at 13:40
Re: OOC
All right. I'll slow down a bit.
GM Brygun
 GM, 131 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2012
at 15:36
Re: OOC
Off to the car mechanic where there is no internet. Couple things the will need parts shipped in so I will expect to be off for several hours or longer. Its happened before that wrong parts arrived and we had to wait to cycle in the right ones.

Annoying thing about living in an apartment is we aren't allowed to do repairs in the underground (for good reasons). Do wish I had a garage where I could do alot of this work and leave the car secured inside if I have to step away for a bit.

It does however give me a chance to read up on what Reaper wanted going on for the next bits.

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:39, Tue 21 Aug 2012.

Breaker
 Trooper, 43 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2012
at 22:06
Re: OOC
Ok, that was quick. ;)

Am I currently unconscious and lying on the ground, oblivious to the Battle Royal taking place in and around me between Zim and Taps? Or was I rolled over and pushed aside to make way for a more capable combatant? All I know for sure is I got choked on the ground and was eventually released. Not my medical status thereafter.

Otherwise I might stick my head up at an inopportune time, get kicked in the head and go lights out again, or worse. O

n the other hand... in the process of getting up, Taps might push backward and force Zim to trip over me. Course, we would both end up on Zim's personal harass, abuse and destroy list thereafter - but the misery might be worth it for the first... 5 seconds.
GM Brygun
 GM, 132 posts
Tue 21 Aug 2012
at 22:15
Re: OOC
Breaker is functional he was stunned not broken. Afterall you weren't the one to try and kick Zim in the groin.

*looks around*
Boomer
 Trooper, 48 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2012
at 02:06
Re: OOC
I'm going to assume General Fitness helps most rolls unless the GM says no but raw basic your in good shape is usually a generic plus to me.
GM Brygun
 GM, 134 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2012
at 11:37
Re: OOC
Boomer:
I'm going to assume General Fitness helps most rolls unless the GM says no but raw basic your in good shape is usually a generic plus to me.


Sounds good

Climbing is more a strength thing.
Breaker
 Trooper, 45 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2012
at 14:41
Re: OOC
Ok, we're cross-posting and my intended post became invalidated in the process. So I'll be posting shortly - once I figure out what is going on where, by whom, etc.
GM Brygun
 GM, 136 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2012
at 16:32
Re: OOC
Just to clarify the course has you go into water then at the other end is this big wall. The wall cuts off the water area from left to right so you have to climb the wall.
Boomer
 Trooper, 50 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2012
at 17:50
Re: OOC
I don't get it I though it was ropes to go over the water obstacle and if dunked the wall had to be scaled taking longer? If you have to scale the wall why the ropes?
GM Brygun
 GM, 138 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2012
at 18:08
Re: OOC
Its a 30 ft tall wall of wood planks. Ropes hang down to give you something to hand onto.

I think we go the confusion figured out. Swinging or arcing on a rope I guess. Either way Boomer was the first of squad 2 up the wall.
Boomer
 Trooper, 51 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2012
at 18:17
Re: OOC
Well she in in charge for now and well will see her squad all make it through to the end and not be last.