Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)   Posted by The GM.Group: 0
The GM
 GM, 243 posts
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 17:48
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz Corey:
Buzz did lock the door the now-corpses had come through and picked up one of the shoddier guns, just in case.

Assuming that "the first door" is the one to the right from where they'd originally come in, Buzz heads that direction, not waiting for the ghost to clarify.


This door opens onto a long hallway that slowly curves off to the left.

Right now, there's no one to be seen (excluding Buzz and Johnny?) in that hallway.

But there's a wide window on the left side of the hall, like the one the laboratory had.

Gonna go take a look?

Or just sneak past it, crouching-down-like?
Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez
 player, 18 posts
 Ghost Detective
 XP 1 :: HP 20/20
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 20:28
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Ever the investigative type, Johnny skulks up the hallway trying to sneak a peek through the window...
Buzz Corey
 player, 84 posts
 Intrepid Pilot
 HP 15/20
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 20:31
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz hangs back and keeps checking ahead and behind to see if they've got unfriendly company coming.  Her pistol is at the ready.
The GM
 GM, 244 posts
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 20:38
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez:
Ever the investigative type, Johnny skulks up the hallway trying to sneak a peek through the window...


(Hmmm... Johnny, I'm gonna say... gimmee an Agile check.)
Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez
 player, 19 posts
 Ghost Detective
 XP 1 :: HP 20/20
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 21:19
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Agility +0. Take -1 forward.
16:18, Today: Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez rolled 6 using 2d6-1 ((3,4)). Agility Check.
So close... yet so far...

The GM
 GM, 245 posts
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 21:23
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez:
Agility +0. Take -1 forward.
16:18, Today: Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez rolled 6 using 2d6-1 ((3,4)). Agility Check.
So close... yet so far...


Wow. There's like 4 guys in there... based on the equipment and the activity, it looks like you found the control room, or the coordinating room, whatever you'd call it. When the cultployees call in your locations, this is probably where they're calling in to.

Unfortunately, one of them spots Johnny taking the peek. You can't hear anything they're saying, but before you duck your head down (too late), one of them looks right at you, and gets really excited. He's probably shouting...

(Johnny gets one xp, but things just got worse...)
Buzz Corey
 player, 85 posts
 Intrepid Pilot
 HP 15/20
Fri 21 Feb 2020
at 00:18
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
"What do you see?" whispers Buzz.
Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez
 player, 20 posts
 Ghost Detective
 XP 2 :: HP 14/20
Sat 22 Feb 2020
at 23:18
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
”Four science types. They spotted me. Let’s blast off down the hall to the far door.”
Buzz Corey
 player, 86 posts
 Intrepid Pilot
 HP 15/20
Sun 23 Feb 2020
at 15:26
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz growls and scoots down the hallway as fast as she can while remaining below the window line.  They more surprise they can maintain, the better.
The GM
 GM, 250 posts
Sun 23 Feb 2020
at 15:58
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)

Buzz and Johnny don't stand up until they are well past the long window. Only then do they run for the far door.

When they're about 15 feet from it, it opens, and what Buzz recognizes as another "Bruno-type" robot emerges-- no ranged weapons, but pretty dangerous up close.

It's also too big to just jump between it and the wall safely...

The new Bruno rumbles toward Buzz and Johnny...
Buzz Corey
 player, 87 posts
 Intrepid Pilot
 HP 15/20
Sun 23 Feb 2020
at 16:08
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
With memories of the previous Bruno still painfully fresh in her memory, Buzz fires her ray gun as she begins backing up.  "You pick directions worse than me!"
The GM
 GM, 251 posts
Sun 23 Feb 2020
at 16:14
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz Corey:
With memories of the previous Bruno still painfully fresh in her memory, Buzz fires her ray gun as she begins backing up.  "You pick directions worse than me!"


Buzz's fire hits Bruno2, but it'll take a lot more than that to decommission 'im...
Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez
 player, 21 posts
 Ghost Detective
 XP 2 :: HP 14/20
Sun 23 Feb 2020
at 20:08
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
“Running into minions seems to be an occupational hazard.” Johnny quipped backpedaling alongside Buzz. Pistol held before him, electricity arced from the barrel but somehow managed to miss the hulking robot that blocked their path.

14:59, Today: Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez rolled 4 using 2d6 ((1,3)). Miss

@Diceroller: have I done something to offend your algorithms?  Why can’t we be friends?

The GM
 GM, 252 posts
Sun 23 Feb 2020
at 20:29
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez:
“Running into minions seems to be an occupational hazard.” Johnny quipped backpedaling alongside Buzz. Pistol held before him, electricity arced from the barrel but somehow managed to miss the hulking robot that blocked their path.

14:59, Today: Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez rolled 4 using 2d6 ((1,3)). Miss

@Diceroller: have I done something to offend your algorithms?  Why can’t we be friends?


(Johnny gets -1 on his next roll due to extreme embarrassment. He does get 1 new xp, though.)

Bruno2 backs Buzz and Johnny back up the hall... soon they'll be near the long window of the control room, and the door that leads inside...

Will they

--fight Bruno?

--back up in front of the window?

--do something else? Something clever, maybe?
Buzz Corey
 player, 88 posts
 Intrepid Pilot
 HP 15/20
Sun 23 Feb 2020
at 22:29
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz stands her ground and fires again.
Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez
 player, 22 posts
 Ghost Detective
 XP 3 :: HP 14/20
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 03:07
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Shoulder to shoulder with Buzz, Johnny keeps firing (and keeps missing).


22:05, Today: Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez rolled 5 using 2d6-1 ((1,5)). ... Nope...

The GM
 GM, 253 posts
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 15:15
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez:
Shoulder to shoulder with Buzz, Johnny keeps firing (and keeps missing).


22:05, Today: Juan (Johnny) Gonsalvez rolled 5 using 2d6-1 ((1,5)). ... Nope...



(Johnny gets 1 new xp.)

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The bad news: By standing their ground and firing, Johnny and Buzz get just barely in arm's reach of Bruno2.

(Buzz takes 2 damage. Johnny takes 4 damage.)

The less-bad news: However, Buzz's highly-accurate shots do break something in Bruno2: "WARNING!" he announces. "TARGET ASSESSMENT SUBROUTINES NOW OFFLINE! ALL TARGETS WILL BE REGARDED AS HOSTILE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!"

If only there was someone in the hallway besides Danger Patrol agents...
Buzz Corey
 player, 89 posts
 Intrepid Pilot
 HP 13/20
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 17:01
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz cackles in glee.  "Time to make some new friends, rookie."  She spits at Bruno2 and shouts, "You couldn't assess my grandmother's moondust, you bucket of bolts!" as she flees down the hallway and into the lab door.
The GM
 GM, 254 posts
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 17:16
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz Corey:
Buzz cackles in glee.  "Time to make some new friends, rookie."  She spits at Bruno2 and shouts, "You couldn't assess my grandmother's moondust, you bucket of bolts!" as she flees down the hallway and into the lab door.


The door is locked-- to entry from the hallway side, anyway.

Behind the door, those in the control room point and laugh mockingly at Buzz and Johnny.
Buzz Corey
 player, 90 posts
 Intrepid Pilot
 HP 13/20
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 18:27
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz will try the access key she looted from the less lucky guards.
The GM
 GM, 256 posts
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 16:41
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz Corey:
Buzz will try the access key she looted from the less lucky guards.


Oh yeah, that! The door opens-- there's a tiny split-second to enjoy the looks of horror on the faces of those inside...

But right now, you've got to move!

Either jump inside the control room... or else stand in the doorway for a second until Bruno2 is right on top of you, and then jump back out into the hall and hope he goes in there anyway...
Buzz Corey
 player, 91 posts
 Intrepid Pilot
 HP 13/20
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 16:44
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz will rush in through the door, neither attacking or confronting anyone inside.  She's just trying to get non-Patrol bodies between her and Bruno (and will hopefully duck out later during the ensuing chaos).
The GM
 GM, 257 posts
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 16:45
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz Corey:
Buzz will rush in through the door, neither attacking or confronting anyone inside.  She's just trying to get non-Patrol bodies between her and Bruno (and will hopefully duck out later during the ensuing chaos).


(Roll Agile, please...)
The GM
 GM, 258 posts
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 19:52
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)

Buzz Corey:
Buzz will rush in through the door, neither attacking or confronting anyone inside.  She's just trying to get non-Patrol bodies between her and Bruno (and will hopefully duck out later during the ensuing chaos).



Buzz zips inside the control room. There's a brief moment when some of the people inside think almost fast enough to grab her-- but not quite. She sidesteps, hops, ducks past, spins, kicks, and elbows her way past everyone like a Martian kangaroo lizard pursued by a gila worm, and no one's hands quite manage to touch her, although they sometimes come within an inch of doing so.

Bruno2, on the other hand, followed Buzz inside the control room, and makes very physical and traumatic contact with all the cultployees in the command room.

Soon, Buzz had made a little circuit of the control room, and was back at its door.

For the moment, Bruno2 was still busy disassembling everyone else.
Buzz Corey
 player, 92 posts
 Intrepid Pilot
 HP 13/20
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 22:54
Re: Buzz and Johnny: The Ladder (and beyond?)
Buzz closes the door and locks it, if possible.

"I'll bet he came from somewhere important," she said to the ghost, before heading back toward the direction Bruno2 had come.