OOC Thread #2.   Posted by The Big D.Group: 0
Iris
 player, 114 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 03:40
Re: OOC Thread #2
Wow, 6e is already getting horrible reviews....lol.  10 pages of errata before it even does a mass production.

I've looked through PF2e and it looks like they just stole a lot of ideas from 5E D&D.

SLA 2e is not very good thus far but it is just a quickstart so there might still be hope.

On the plus side Eclipse Phase 2e looks wonderful!
The Big D
 GM, 192 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 04:24
Re: OOC Thread #2
I've not yet looked at EP2e.  Did they change the system at all?  That is what I am curious about.
Iris
 player, 115 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 04:45
Re: OOC Thread #2
I've only given it a quick glance but they did make character creation much much simpler.  I'm very excited about that, EP is a game I have been wanting to play a lot but no one runs it....:(
Oberon
 player, 13 posts
 Bio Samurai
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 18:11
Re: OOC Thread #2
Anyone actually waiting to say anything in game?
At this point I figure we need to get going on the scouting for the job since there is the details to figure out.
The Big D
 GM, 193 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 18:23
Re: OOC Thread #2
I'll be posting up today, was just giving people a chance to say/do things.
Rasputin
 player, 17 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 19:06
Re: OOC Thread #2
Nothing critical to add, myself. Finally starting to feel better so I'll be back around now that I can think again.
The Big D
 GM, 194 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 01:38
Re: OOC Thread #2
Good to hear, Rasputin! :)
The Big D
 GM, 195 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 11:00
Re: OOC Thread #2
So how're we all doing? :)
Sleight
 player, 110 posts
 Elvin Shaman
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 12:26
Re: OOC Thread #2
Good. :-)

Ready to start planning the run, not it is all that complicated....yet.
The Big D
 GM, 196 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 12:39
Re: OOC Thread #2
It's not really complicated. :P

I mean, it's not a milk run... but not all that complicated.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:57, Thu 08 Aug 2019.

Chromium
 player, 47 posts
 Blades and guns a few
 of my favourite things!
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 14:32
Re: OOC Thread #2
And back from the woods..quick question, how many active players do we actually have now? We might be down to 6 and able to fit in the amphibious car Iris has :D

Also, quick IC question before I grab a sniper rifle does anyone else have the ability/interest in playing an overwatch/sniper type for this mission?

I am more than able to go in door to door, was the reason Chromium was built the way he was, but this is a mission where a good sniper might be worth more to take out targets of opportunity who are smoking and get us in easy?
The Big D
 GM, 197 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 14:52
Re: OOC Thread #2
In reply to Chromium (msg # 463):

Active folks appear to be: Sleight, Bester, Bean, Iris, Oberon, Keys and yourself.
Sleight
 player, 111 posts
 Elvin Shaman
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 22:30
Re: OOC Thread #2
Sleight can do Overwatch, but can't effectively see through walls to cast Stunbolt and Lightning Ball on bad guys.

Another option I just thought of would be to use Control Thought on Slim and give him instructions on what to do, then the guy with Slim out on a smoke break and just have him get real interested in the wall. Then have Sleight cast Flight and Imp Invisibility on Slim and have Slim fly away to the previously instructed location.

Yeah, a lot Sleight specific, but if everybody else is on back up, that could be Plan A. Plan B is take down the bad guys with stun stuff and then grab Slim, etc, etc.
Iris
 player, 117 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 23:02
Re: OOC Thread #2
We need a plan that doesn't hinge specifically on one person of the group.  Including everyone makes it so that if one person gets taken out we don't have to scramble.
The Big D
 GM, 198 posts
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 00:59
Re: OOC Thread #2
Well, I'll give you folks a bit to hash it out in OOC or IC. :)

You could probably use at least part of Sleight's plan.  Wait for the two to come out to smoke, make the one guy face the wall, or at least look away.  Then you don't have to shock him, makes less noise, grab Slim, Iris has a plan to get in and out with a good chance of not being spotted.  Only random element then is what do the other wonks in the house do.  Could be the other part of your plan deals with them in some way so that they don't get to chase you.
Bean
 player, 79 posts
 Nuyen is my favorite
 language. Let's chat.
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 01:33
Re: OOC Thread #2
Unless we're running a con as part of the recon, Bean's probably most useful just for knowing the neighborhood. Her Knowledge (Boston) is...really high.
Sleight
 player, 112 posts
 Elvin Shaman
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 03:04
Re: OOC Thread #2
I am not invested in any single idea at this point, just pointing out a possibility.

If we can figure out where the other two known associates are located during the 'smoke breaks' then we can target them all at the same time. Taking them all down in a single surprise attack that is relatively silent would be optimal.
Oberon
 player, 15 posts
 Bio Samurai
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 19:05
Re: OOC Thread #2
Before we do anything a proper scope out is called for. Wouldn't want them to just gun down Slim since we missed some detail.
Bester
 player, 39 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 18:45
Re: OOC Thread #2
Well Bester is certainly one of the guys going into the house, He can sneak and take out anyone who sees them fast a quiet, and if Chromium is there then its probably a sure thing , with Mage support and deckers to take out any surveillance, things should go well, and with a rigger watching our backs from above with drones and having a gettaway car ready... only thing we need to worry about would be a dragon falling out of the sky right?? :)
Iris
 player, 118 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 19:46
Re: OOC Thread #2
No flying drones here.
The Big D
 GM, 199 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 02:34
Re: OOC Thread #2
Do you folks need more time to work things out?  Not going to rush you, but I also want to keep things alive. :)  If you're okay hashing stuff out a bit, then I'm okay.
Rasputin
 player, 19 posts
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 15:02
Re: OOC Thread #2
I eventually want to get some flying drones myself, but alas don't have any yet. Had a little too much fun messing around with Kill Code customization...

That being said, I've been a bit silent and distracted by RL the past 7 days or so with being sick and stuff, but I'm still around and pushing to get myself active again. I can support with decking and even B&E stuff. No slouch with automatics either.
I've got some solid tech I'm carrying around, so even if they manage to geek the over-eager decker you guys are able to pick up the stuff and get parts of my job done anyway. I've got jammers, bug scanners, tag erasers, miniwelder, autopicker, etc. Even a fun little Faceless device. Little things that'll help make things go a bit smoother.

Like I mentioned in game thread, even if we've just got a couple hours for set-up IG and there's room in the truck I can drop into VR and hit it from the Matrix side. Probably a little better in this scenario just in case I spook them. Hitting an unsuspecting place and making a little noise, but not hitting it for the job for a day or two can usually be fine. Hitting kidnappers while they're waiting out a flood would probably be a little more volatile. Even if we run out of room in the truck, might be able to get a place nearby where I can lay it out for a bit then head out on my own after the grab is done. Just not 100% ideal, because I am a slouch for driving with a measly 4 dice :)
Bester
 player, 42 posts
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 23:44
Re: OOC Thread #2
So since its been quiet a few days now, I think i'll suggest we move the game forward a bit, or at least start on a basic outline of plan.

I am not 100% sure on each capabilities, but i think i have you mostly figured out SO I suggest

A) Physical Ground Surveilence -Myself, Chromium, Oberon and Bean. (possibly Iris rigging)
B) Astral Surveilence - Sleight, Keys.
C) Matrix/ Rigger support - Iris and Rasputin, (I think your both riggers though??)

We need to get eyes on Slim and figure out the lay out of surrounding buildings. Get way routes ( If not into the lake, I do like that idea).

I know we all have our own ideas and they all could work we just need to DO one.. and have a back up.

I'm not even sure if we agreed on a Pay for the job yet..
Chromium
 player, 51 posts
 Blades and guns a few
 of my favourite things!
Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 01:37
Re: OOC Thread #2
10K per person, half up front


But he said he was negotiable...but Bean didn't want to negotiate ;)
Bean
 player, 81 posts
 Nuyen is my favorite
 language. Let's chat.
Sat 17 Aug 2019
at 05:38
Re: OOC Thread #2
Bean owes slim a favor. :P Sometimes it is personal. Don't you worry, I know what the Face's One True Job is.