Thursday, April 28, 2016

RPG Night with Cliff - April 27 Update

Star Wars Edge of the Empire: Mask of the Pirate Queen

If you are planning to play this adventure you may wish to avoid reading these reports as they will contain spoilers.

Characters in attendance:
(Names and descriptions are my own from memory, I don't have the sheets with me)
  • Heb: Jawa Engineer
  • Dak Jizz: Human Scoundrel
  • QT-69: Droid
  • A.C.E.: Droid Pilot
  • TBA-77: Droid Medical and Pacifist / Assassin Droid
  • Lewie: Wookie
  • Macro: Close Combat Droid
  • Deltron3030: Rodian Sniper
  • Bob & Dug: The Dug mercs
  • Jak Spectro: Human engineer
  • Wrist: Trandoshan
  • Shaga'thorn: Twi'lek
  • Pash: Falleen Smuggler
  • BaelenBounty Hunter
  • Mayko: Human Tech

This week's update was written by Philip Fenez the player of Heb.  You can visit his own blog here http://fenezfolliesfarm.blogspot.ca/ it is a great site if you are interested in farming, and wonderful fresh veggies.

With the swish of the hatch opening, Heb pushed himself as tight to the side of the docking tube as he could. Which was not enough to stop getting a few hits and causing him to cry out "Medic".
Thus started the shooting, the ship we were boarding had the lights off do to many ion blasts by the consortium ships. As the group lined up to push there way onto the Bloody Tiger they all in turn managed to make there way in and to shoot many enemy pirates. That is except for ACE who needed to get his delivery scooter, Wirst who felt he would be better off assisting people by chucking them through the antigravity environment of the docking tube and Pasch who was thrown into the side of the tube, but eventually made it.
After many many blisters were shot, shouts of mine and the lights finally were stabilized by everyone's favourite hacker Heb, it was time for ACE to make his entrance. (ACE has a programming flaw based on the person he was made to replace, that flaw is that he needs to fly with flare.)  Seeing the entrance to the ship crowded it only made sense to ACE to do a barrel role through the loading tube and manage to drive upside down over the boarding party, and he succeeded much to the relief of his ship mates.

Being blood thirsty mercenaries the group quickly located more pirates to shoot at.  They had the good fortune to come across a group of 4 that were suited up in space suits caring a large box.  After quickly dispatching these cowards the group was happy to discover there were 10000 credits inside. Macro took them back to the IS1.

Lewy the woke discovered an empty board room, he was not at his best as he was missing patches of fur from the previous encounter and was wearing a cone to prevent licking.  At least that is what TBA 77 told him it was for.

ACE drove up the stairs to discover a locked door, which Mako had a good long look at prior to actually managing to unlock. Meanwhile Doug the Dugg, decided to take the elevator to the next level by himself, muttering "mine they're all going to be mine". This caused a lot of snarling and swearing by Buggy Bob and Deltron 3030 (not an android), as they made it to the elevator door just as it closed.  Heb had found a control panel and was working hard at trying to break in, he was meeting with unusual resistance.

AT this same time 3 pirates came up from the hold via a ladder that had been quickly looked down.  They were soon taken out by Jek, Lewy, Pasch, Wirst or TBA, it was hard to tell with all the blaster fire.  Ironically they had come up right in front of Macro as he was sending the crate of credits to the IS1, but he was not quick enough to do anything but watch as others claimed the kills.

The 3 shooting fools Deltron 3030 (not a droid), Buggy Bob and Doug were fighting off pirates at the elevator doors when Mako finally opened the doors and ACE started to fly in. Just then the ship was hit with a wave of ion cannons that knocked out the gravity on the ship.  This caused ACEs usual erratic flying to become more of an arial ballet and prevented him from slamming into the wall.
The pirate made a ship wide announcement offer to pay the group greatly to stop and how impressed she was by their tenacity. There was overall silence from the group except for a couple of the droids saying they thought it was a good deal.

Heb manages to wrestle control of the computers attempting to shut down the hyperdrive and alerting the consortium to stop firing as they had control of the ships computer system. macro decided to descend into the hold to see if their were any others pirates down below. He made his way into engine room and convinced the engineers their that he was not a threat but an ally,  enough that they just kept working. Mako made his way down to help Macro.  Jek made his way over to Heb to provide assistance.

The battle on the command deck was going well for our mighty fighters when ACE spotted the pirate queen. He came up with the plan to drive through the window right by the pirate queen hopping to have her get sucked out.  Luckily Doug decided to try and hitch a ride to get past some pirates and get to the queen. This stopped ACE from succeeding and placed Doug in the perfect spot to shoot the Queen, which he did beautifully, twice.  Of course then The Pirate Queen shows why she is the head of this organization. She walks over to Doug, Yes she has magnetic boots on allowing her to move in zero gravity. She proceeds to slash him with her sabre, twice. While she has been so engaged, Deltron 3030 has taken careful aim and does what he is best at......stealing the kill.

Our (anti)heroes are meeting with V----- who hired them to do the job.  She has actually offered to double their pay! She has one last task for them to kill the traitor in the organization.  She points the finger at Porell, he in turn points the finger at her.  Macro deduces that he is lying and kills Porell, and he was actually correct. We see the group fly off in their new ship that they have decided to fix up on there own, and keep the 20 000 credits each they earned.

Watch for future episodes as our rogues raise havoc in other parts of the universe in there new ship IS2

Starting Next Thursday, we will be playing Numenera.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

RPG Night with Cliff - April 20th Update

Star Wars Edge of the Empire: Mask of the Pirate Queen
If you are planning to play this adventure you may wish to avoid reading these reports as they will contain spoilers.

Characters in attendance:
(Names and descriptions are my own from memory, I don't have the sheets with me)
  • Heb: Jawa Engineer
  • Dak Jizz: Human Scoundrel
  • QT-69: Droid
  • A.C.E.: Droid Pilot
  • TBA-77: Droid Medical and Pacifist / Assassin Droid
  • Lewie: Wookie
  • Macro: Close Combat Droid
  • Deltron3030: Rodian Sniper
  • Bob & Dug: The Dug mercs
  • Jak Spectro: Human engineer
  • Wrist: Trandoshan
  • Shaga'thorn: Twi'lek
  • Pash: Falleen Smuggler
  • BaelenBounty Hunter

This week's update was written by Philip Fenez the player of Heb.  You can visit his own blog here http://fenezfolliesfarm.blogspot.ca/ it is a great site if you are interested in farming, and wonderful fresh veggies.

The group proceeded to leave the banquet.  They have now become rather blood thirsty and are proving that sometimes the cure is worse than the illness. The trigger happy ensured there was nobody in the way as they made their way to the elevators. Upon reaching the parking garage they discovered their stolen vehicle was missing (you just can't trust some people).  They proceeded into the street and stole 2 vehicles to get back to the I.S.1.  While on the way they messaged Vallana of the Consortium the coordinates of the consortium ship that was to be attacked and that the queen would be there. She informed them that an armada was heading to the location and they were to get themselves there.

Upon arriving at their ship, they noticed that there were blaster marks on the ship, the loading ramp was down and the droid JR12 that had been hired to guard the ship had been shot. Who shot JR?

Buggy Bob drifted the stolen vehicle 1 up to the loading ramp.  This happened to be the vehicle with most of the gun happy in it. Vehicle 2 driven by Jec Spectro came up in a regular stop (unusual for our group to be so safe).  Heb logged into the ship to find out what was going on discovered 6 beings inside 4 ready in ambush at the top of the ramp and 2 in the engine room.

While the gunslingers argued about the best way to get this trap sprung, TBA 77 threw a grenade up the ramp (which actually repaired previous damage).   The first person to stagger down the ramp was greeted by at least 6 shots being fired at them and a chorus of "mine" as he swiftly died.  The Duggs, Deltron 3030 (not a robot), Macro, Lewy and Baelen rushed up the ramp and took out the rest of the ambushers.

Heb immediately went to the engine room to discover  to discover that they had damaged the hyperdrive. He switched over to the lesser hyperdrive and off they went. Since ACE was still stuck in one of the smuggling bins it was left up to Baelen to fly the ship with the help of Jec Spectro which they did quite fine.  During the time in hyperspace TBA 77 Healed up Doug the Dugg with only the slight side effect of Dugg now being addicted to stimpacks. He also did an amazing job of healing up Lewy (woohoo).

Heb worked on fixing the hyperdrive and Jec Spectro did some major repairs to Macro.

When they got to the next jump point Heb switched the hyperdrives. He then proceeded to the sick bay to fix TBA 77, when asked to shut down to assist with the repairs TBA 77 revealed his hidden gun and explicitly said no. Heb quickly left to allow TBA 77 to converse with his 2 personalities.

The second jump did not go quite as well and the group came out in a debris field as they entered into a raging space battle.  They were immediately greeted by Jared Psyches the Fleet commander for the consortium.  He provided a Data burst of information to allow the group to know who they should be firing at. Deltron 3030 using his amazing dexterity was in one gun port while Lewy was in the other. Heb was mounting JR12........onto the ship near the loading ramp.  Thus fulfilling the name of the ship the Indentured Servant 1 (IS1).

The group was ordered to board the Renegade Blood and capture the queen. An order that was of much concern to the group as they had no intention of taking her alive (or anyone else for that matter).

As they flew over they were attacked by 2 fighter ships which were quickly dispatched. Baelen took 2 attempts to dock the to the Renegade Blood. Upon successfully docking Heb had to go unlock the door which he did...................leaving us to next weeks story.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

RPG Night with Cliff - April 13th Update

Star Wars Edge of the Empire: Mask of the Pirate Queen
If you are planning to play this adventure you may wish to avoid reading these reports as they will contain spoilers.

Characters in attendance:
(Names and descriptions are my own from memory, I don't have the sheets with me)
  • Heb: Jawa Engineer
  • Dak Jizz: Human Scoundrel
  • QT-69: Droid
  • A.C.E.: Droid Pilot
  • TBA-77: Droid Medical and Pacifist
  • Lewie: Wookie
  • Macro: Close Combat Droid
  • Deltron3030: Rodian Sniper
  • Bob & Dug: The Dug mercs
  • Jak Spectro: Human engineer
  • Wrist: Trandoshan
  • Shaga'thorn: Twi'lek
  • Pash: Falleen Smuggler
  • Belion: Bounty Hunter

At the end of our last session, the group had gotten what information they could from Travel and knew where to find the Queen base of operation on Wurlport.  After a brief discussion about the possibility of some kind of mole with the Consortium, they decided to go ahead and contact their planet contact Jander.  He wasn't thrilled that the professional that had been brought in felt the need to call him for advice.  But, he gave them a few suggestions. Basically, go to the offices of a company that does Environmental equipment maintenance company, steal some uniforms and a truck and try and sneak into the base under the guise of doing maintenance.

During the prep Jak did a quick diagnostic on TBA-77, something has been going wrong with his program and he isn't sure what it is.  He discovered that his original assination programming was trying to reassert itself over the newer pacifist programing.  The discovery also pushed the assianation protocol more to the for front for the time.

They arrived at the Ambrae Environmental, several of the group took up firing positions around that facility.  A couple of packs of Corellian Bloodhound prowled around the yard.  Pash, Macro, and Heb made their way to the security booth. Pash stepped up as the spokesperson for the group and convinced the guard that they were legitimately there to pick up the a truck to perform a planned work order.  A mixture of his charming demeanor and Falleen pheromones were enough to have the bored security guard eating out of his hand.  The guard tossed over the keys and they were on their way.  Of course, they didn't leave the yard before collecting some extra supplies from the nearby trucks.  While this was taking place there was also some discussion about the possibility of just gassing the whole base, even some talk of just blowing the whole thing up.  In the end, they decide to follow the plan and sneak and then try and gas the whole base from the inside.

With their new found (Ie stolen, like so many other vehicles in the groups past) they made their way to the entrance to the Queen's Palace on Wurlport.  They buzzed for access and a twi'lek security guard came out of the building.  Pash had little trouble convincing the guard that they had a scheduled check of the bases air filtration systems and that they were also supposed to be doing a variety of routine maintenance on the bases air systems.  (Thanks to a triumph result) it turned out that the guard was a big believer in the importance of routine maintenance and hurried them through a lot of the security.  Then after a long elevator rides down into the base they were led through a twisting series of turns and passage ways and the trail ended in a massive maintenance room.  TBA-77 stepped up behind him and put two blasts through the twi'lek's head and another one on his chest as his body slumped to the floor.

Heb went to work hacking the bases systems, it turned out that the system was based on flag counting and was a relatively easy computer to hack in to.  The problem with this was while it would be easy to hack into the more changes he made in the system the more likely he was to get noticed.  Jek starting working on the palaces air systems, he was in them pretty quickly and had a good read on how they were going to be working.  TBA-77 two competing protocols finally had a task that would on some levels along them to work together,  They worked together to mix several of the chemicals that they brought into the base in hopes of gassing out the queen and those who work .  His attempts were for naught and the mixture started to fog up the room, so it was hooked up to the air system and hoped for the best.

As a group they left the maintenance room and made their way to what they figured was where the queen was.  They arrived to find a massive party in full swing.  The Queen was standing up on a dais with a couple of other people talking.  Once inside the group the started to spread out in the room and one of the dugs was close enough to take the shot. the energy from his blast passed harmlessly through the hologram that was the queen. The music fell silent, the partiers moved to the edges of the room leaving most of the group in the room.  Basically, she was going to have the group killed because they had been to successful in causing her problems. To do this she called out for Savrip bodyguards, unlike the savage ones they had fought in the Scraplands these ones were armed, armored, and trained to fight.  

The battle was brutal and the party took considerable damage at the hands of the Savrips.  Several of them were even lamed during the fight.  The Queen's second in command took heavy sniper fire from Deltro3030 and was awfully disfigured and killed her.  Savrips swung their hammers around crushing anything they hit.  While the groups fired back and fought as hard as they could it was a savage battle that nearly resulted in several fatalities.  In the end, they were able to defeat them.  

As the battle ended Heb decided that enough was enough and after downloading as much of the data from the Queen's systems as he could he activated the base's self-destruct system.  









Tuesday, April 12, 2016

D&D 5th Edition

We are currently running a 5th edition game at home.  The adventure is a continuation of our earlier 4th edition adventure.  We took the existing characters and converted them to 5th edition using the UA article and some of our own rules for what was missing.  To explain the changes in the characters we had each of the characters part ways and several years pass.  Basically pulling the whole Dragonlance idea that the party had gone to investigate rumours of a rising evil.  In the end, they forward a group of druids that informed them that an evil was rising on another world and that they would have to be transported to that world if they wanted to stop it.  Together they made the journey to the Forgotten Realms where they are now learning about this strange new world, dealing with the loss of the majority of their monies and the adventure itself.

This is written from the point of you of Gurd a Priest of Helm and a new PC who joined the group as a local resident of the Forgotten Realms and now acts as both a guide and their cleric.

Greetings and Salutations from Gurd Dankil a humble follower of Helm, long may his protection be on you.

While looking for a new place for our order to set up I came across a group of companions who are strange beings.   They had just finished an adventure in which they removed the undead from our glorious living world.  This impressed me that they would be a good group to connect with and perhaps they would be interested in joining the order. As I said they are a bit strange, they claim to be from another world where they claim to have ships that sail in the air but not with magic.

Shava is a monk who has some stunning reflexes.  She would make a great addition to the Order of the Gauntlet as she comes across as having strong morals.  I pray that Helm will guide me to show her the way into our group.
Soshauna is a ?  She is the glue to the group that keeps it on track

Qwarta is a drunkard who claims to be a Druid.  He is unlike any Druid I have ever met in that he claims to have lived on a flying ship all his life.  I don't understand his connection to nature but he seems to call upon the earth to do his bidding (which has helped us a few times).  Unfortunately his drunkenness leads him to make some poor choices when he uses his magic that sometimes harms those who are his allies.   I know that Helm will assist me in helping this poor sod to leave the bottle behind and become a good citizen.

Two Blade is a Golum type construct.   They referred to him as a machine, something I still have not quite understood.  He does not need to eat or drink, does not sleep and yet is somehow alive.  I still puzzle him out but he is handy in a fight and is also trying to stop the drunkard from ruining his life and the life of others.

I hope that this brief note finds the Order doing well and is continuing to spread out and defeat Evil wherever it is found.  I will send out another update about your humble servants adventures when I arrive back from this trip to secure some ancient dwarves books that are threatened or wherever we end up.

Gurd Dankil

Thursday, April 7, 2016

RPG Night with Cliff April 7th Update

Star Wars Edge of the Empire: Mask of the Pirate Queen
If you are planning to play this adventure you may wish to avoid reading these reports as they will contain spoilers.

Characters in attendance:
(Names and descriptions are my own from memory, I don't have the sheets with me)
  • Heb: Jawa Engineer
  • Dak Jizz: Human Scoundrel
  • QT-69: Droid
  • A.C.E.: Droid Pilot
  • TBA-77: Droid Medical and Pacifist
  • Lewie: Wookie
  • Macro: Close Combat Droid
  • Deltron3030: Rodian Sniper
  • Bob & Dug: The Dug mercs
  • Jak Spectro: Human engineer
  • Wrist: Trandoshan
  • Shaga'thorn: Twi'lek
  • Pash: Smuggler
  • Unknown Name: Bounty Hunter

After taking the package from Illo the group discussed their transportation options.  A.C.E. wanted to fly their despite the near suicidal flight conditions they would encounter.  They also discussed taking a planetary train as well as renting land speeders.  Both options were rejected because they would be to costly for the credit poor group.

The decided there best option would be to steal some vehicles to take them out into the Scraplands.  The closest option they found to the Scraplands was a garbage depot on the edge of Worlport.  There local garbage was collected and transferred to massive automated haulers that would take the refuse out into the wastes and dump it.

Deltron3030, Pash, and one of the dugs snuck into the compound after both Heb and Jak failed to hack in to their security systems. Acting as a lone wolf, Deltron3030 made his way in alone.  His over confidence in his stealth abilities were very apparent when he went straight up the middle and was spotted by the compounds security systems.  His clumsy efforts did distract the security from Pash and the Dug making the way clear for them.  (The joys of a failed Triumph roll) Pash and the dug were able to access their target vehicle with easy after deltron3030 failed efforts.

Outside the compound Heb, Lewie, and Macro headed for the Security gate in case more physical force was required. Heb went with them because he wanted another shot at the compound security systems.  TBA-77 and the other Dug took shot out the spot light that was lighting up the compounds yard and Deltron3030.  Jak Spectro distracted a pair of security guards with a bit of deception and them searching the wrong side of the yard for some children that had snuck inside.

Deltron3030 made good uses of the blaster fire and ran for his dump truck.  Pash and the dug were able to get the building sized garbage truck started up and switched over to manual control.  Heb's hacking skills got the second garbage truck up and running remotely.  The two massive vehicles made their way out of the compound and headed out in the scraplands with both standard cargo of Worlport garbage and the added cargo of the PCs.

Several hours in to the trip through the scrap land they were only a little off course when they head the sounds of slug throwers being fired as the crested a ridge of garbage.  A trio of Savrips were attacking a family of scavengers. The scavengers had taken refuge behind a massive pipe that climbed out of the ground for several meters. People on both vehicles opened fire on the savage Savrips.  Deltron and one of the Dugs double teamed and took out one of the Savrips. Macro opened fire with his light repeating blaster on the other damaging them both.  The scavengers were able to do enough damage with their slug throwers to take down one of the remaining two.  Then Pash clipped the last one with massive wheeled garbage truck.  Not to be out done A.C.E. decides to attempt to drift two story, garbage truck with wheels big enough to make a wookie feel short into the Savrip.  While the self proclaimed "Drift King" did pull off the move he intended he also clipped the pipe that was coming out of the ground.  It sent the whole truck in to a sideways tumble. The first roll crushed the remaining Savrip and sent those riding on the outside of the vehicle diving for their lives.  The truck came to a rest on its side just beyond the pipe.

The scavengers where thrilled by the rescue the group had provided and gave them a couple of rebreathers and a damaged light repeating blaster. They even provide directions to Rusty's Reach.  In exchange they got the first pick of not only a load of garbage from Wurlport but also a garbage truck.

The loaded Savrip Casino
Rusty's Reach turned out to be a quick stop over. The party arrived at the slavers compound where they exchanged the package for a data chip outside the walls. After that the turned around and headed back towards Worlport, along the way they decided to abandon the garbage truck in the scrapland and take the train back into town.

Back in town Illo played the group the audio file from the data chip, not knowing that they had already listened to it on the trip back.  It was a recorded conversation between the queen and one her aids explaining that she would kill him when she was finished with him.  He explained to them that the way to find the queen was to find her lover Micael Torval, and turn him on her.  As luck would have it Illo knew that Torval was going to be watching the fights tonight at the Loaded Savrip Casino.




The group found Micael Torval in a private box watching one of the fights, along side his bodyguard.  They tried to talk him into coming out so they could talk to him privately but the body guard was the one who answered the door.  He refused but the groups comments were enough to get Torval attention, who did reach out and opened the door.    Once the door was open there was some posturing between one of the Dugs and the bodyguard.  Perhaps to everyone's surprise blaster were not drawn on either side. They were able to talk Torval into stepping into the hall, but when Torval stepped towards the door he passed between the guard and dug.  His body guard took the opportunity to shot Torval in the back. It was pretty much his last action.  After that and hearing the recording played by the group Torval told them everything he knew about the Queen and where she was hiding and how to get in.









Sunday, April 3, 2016

RPG Night With Cliff - March 30th Update

Star Wars Edge of the Empire: Mask of the Pirate Queen
If you are planning to play this adventure you may wish to avoid reading these reports as they will contain spoilers.

Characters in attendance:
(Names and descriptions are my own from memory, I don't have the sheets with me)
  • Heb: Jawa Engineer
  • Dak Jizz: Human Scoundrel
  • QT-69: Droid
  • A.C.E.: Droid Pilot
  • TBA-77: Droid Medical and Pacifist
  • Lewie: Wookie
  • Macro: Close Combat Droid
  • Deltron3030: Rodian Sniper
  • Bob & Dug: The Dug mercs
  • Jak Spectro: Human engineer
  • Wrist: Trandoshan
  • Shaga'thorn: Twi'lek
  • Krack Bing: Bounty Hunter
RPG Night with Cliff Update March 30th

The group was called back to Paradise, the bar where they had originally met their employer.  Their reception was very different this time around.  Venlana, the Zann Consortium contact was clearly under some amount of pressure to get this situation handled.  She skipped over the pleasantries this time around and got right down to business.

The consortium technicians have been able to trace the last signal they received from the Veiled Sority.  The signal came from the planet Ord Mantell.  There seemed to be no question on the part of the group that they would continue to hunt for the Queen. In fact they didn't even push for more money, they only pushed for more money upfront.  Venlana agreed to cover the groups docking and refueling fees as well as advance everyone 1,000 credits.  She also advised them that information had been sent to a local agent who would help them on planet.

Once the negotiations were completed a the rest of the first hour of game was spent shopping and restocking for their trip and future adventure.  One thing that was noting as it was outside of the normally shopping is the group did visit a local ship junk yard to find materials that would help them to set up a small sick berth on the ship.

The trip to Ord Mantell was uneventful.  TBA took the time to look after some lingering injuries the group had received during the battle in the pirates layer.  Ord Mantell traffic control directed them to a docking berth when they landed and made contact with their their local connection.  Jander, is a brisk, unpleasant Toydarian who apparently has enough contacts on the planet to make his demeanor worth putting up with.

Jander informed the group that he had touched base with a few of his local contacts and found someone who would likely have a line on where to find the pirate queen.  Illo Vandin lives in the high security Jewel sector of the city, the group would need passes to access it, which Jander would have waiting for them near the gate. 

Some in the group recognized the name Illo Vandin He is well known on the gambling circuit as someone who had come from nothing to make a name for himself.  Now a days he is well off and acts as something of a promoter for various gambling events.

A quick cab ride took them through the city of Worlport and dropped them off at one of the gates that leads into the Jewel sector.  Armored security guards stood at the gate inspecting anyone who entered the sector.
 
True to his word Jander had a man wait for the group near the gate.  He provided the group with the passes that they need to enter the high security of the Jewel Sector.  The passes would get them through but not without some amount of attention from the security guards.  Jak Spectro was caught with some blaster blue, a known street drug. A few credits along with taking the blue was enough to grease the  palms of the guards and get passed.

Illo Vandin home was guarded by two men at its own gate, openly armed with blasters.  His home was more of an aquarium and the man himself was literally a whale of man or to be more precise a Helgric of a man.  The seemed to already have a sense of what the group was there to discuss and what it is that they wanted.  He told the group that he would give them the information that they wanted if they would do one little job for him.  He was even generous enough to give them their chose of possible jobs that they could do for him.  Fix a fight, or deliver a package.  There was a bit of discussion about which one to take Macro, the Battle droid, wanted to fix the fight.  In the end they decided that they would take is package to where he wanted it. I guess they felt it would be the easier of the two jobs, only time will tell.

 
 

Friday, March 18, 2016

RPG Night with Cliff - March 16

Star Wars Edge of the Empire: Mask of the Pirate Queen
If you are planning to play this adventure you may wish to avoid reading these reports as they will contain spoilers.

Characters in attendance:
(Names and descriptions are my own from memory, I don't have the sheets with me)
  • Heb: Jawa Engineer
  • Dak Jizz: Human Scoundrel
  • QT-69: Droid
  • A.C.E.: Droid Pilot
  • TBA-77: Droid Medical and Pacifist
  • Lewie: Wookie
  • Macro: Close Combat Droid
  • Deltron3030: Rodian Sniper
  • Bob & Dug: The Dug mercs
  • Jak Spectro: Human engineer
  • Wrist: Trandoshan
  • Shaga'thorn: Twi'lek
  • Krack Bing: Bounty Hunter
The night opened up with dealing the aftermath of the crash.  Everyone had to make athletic checks to not get hurt in the crash.  There were a variety of results the worst injuries was suffered by Wrist who not got slammed around pretty badly but also had the heavy crate the group had stolen and the ASP serious labour droid smash into him as well.

After the initial crash, everyone was quick to act.  Lewie and Krack Bing both jumped off the crashed ship.  Heb rushed to the side the of his newly acquired ASP droid, it had been mostly destroyed in the crash.  A.C.E. was still in the control seat and tried to restart the damaged ship, it was a nearly impossible task but somehow Ace pulled it off.  Others did what they could for the injured and tried to put out some of the smaller fires on the ship. A few opened fire on the laser turrets that were coming online at the pirate base.

The ship jumped and lurched with the sudden power surge that A.C.E. had initiated.  Everyone jumped on board just as the ship raced off flying low through the jungle canopy. They made it back to their own ship in record time.  People off-loaded what was recoverable.  A.C.E. spotted something racing away from the pirate base in Skip Ray Blast Boat.  There was a little debate about what to do next some wanted to head back to the city, others wanted to go after the Blast boat.  The discussion and debate ended when someone checked the credit account. They found not only was the money they had been given by the pirate queen was gone but so was any savings they had.

The chase was short-lived and bloody. Fire from the group's vessel the Indentured Servant made short work of the Blast Boat.  The pirate queen was flying solo and didn't put up much a of a fight, she just didn't have the manpower to make use of all the ships guns.  The final hit was enough to destroy blast boat and blew the cockpit section off the main body of the hull.  As they collected the remains Queen six other ships were detected on an intercept course.  

The queen's remains were delivered to the Consortium, and the group was advised payment would be available in 24 hours.  Within a few hours of that, the Sorority had captured a Consortium ship, wiped out its crew and left a message that the true Pirate Queen wouldn't be so easily captured.

That ended the first section of the adventure.