Friday, July 15, 2016

RPG Night with Cliff #7 - Numenera (July 13th, 2016)

RPG Night with Cliff

Cypher System - Numenera -
Devil's Spine Session #7
Thanks again to Phillip for doing the game write up
Warning this post will contain spoilers for the Devil Spine
Delpax 60 40 (Martin) a Mystical Nano who controls gravity.
Chuck the Younger (Tim) is a Weird Nano who rides the lightning.
Dandy Dan (Phillip) is a Forceful Jack who fights with panache.
Dan Maanlie (Caleb) is a Rugged Glaive who performs feats of strength.
Woodchuck (Mark) is a Clumsy Glaive who works miracles.
Finnetti Del Ray (Lex) is a Clever Nani who talks to machines.
Remi (Gracie) is a Empathic Glaive that controls beasts.
Cosner (Kevin) is a Mutant Jack who explores the deep
Von Bossman (braden) is a tough Glaive who fuses flesh and steel
J0e (Details to follow)
Franzglik (Scott) is a Strong-Willed Jack who focuses mind over matter
Stenson (Kyle) is a Charming Nano who crafts unique Objects
Arenil Teross (Andrew) is a clever Nano who fuse flesh and steel
Dag Kastloff, (Mike) a craven Jack who Murders

Shaiesa (NPC) is a Reliable Glaive who bares a Halo of Fire

The virus
When last we left our heroes had been enjoying a relaxing train ride when suddenly there was a loud noise on the roof of the train.......

Von Bossman lifted the roof hatch to look and quickly receives a blow to the head by a gelatinous tentacle.  Delpax 6040 (not a robot(or is he?)) wiped out his pen and weighed the tentacle ascertaining that it was a heavy creature about 300 lbs. Dan Manli seeing a new potential opponent (that he might be able to defeat) wrestles the creature into the train car.  It vomits out slime onto all the occupants in the train car.   Meanwhile the first train car has another creature being fought on the roof by Cosnor, Chuck the younger and Sir Woodchuck.  Upon defeating the creature in the second train car, another battle ensues on top of the train car involving Franz Glickman, Dan Manli, Von, Dandy Dan and Delpax. Dandy Dan takes a fall from the train barely holding on, realizing that Chuck the younger is nearby he flips himself back onto the train in a dramatic cartwheel and pose.

During this Dag has had the good sense to run to the third car for safety and Finniti has tried to think the situation through to a safe resolution.

Dag had popped his head through the latch on the 4th train car thinking to do a sneak attack from behind the slime creatures.  He noticed that there was a fifth creature on the last train car and so used his cypher to set up a cold wall.

As the fighting has been going on the train has started to speed up again.  Making it difficult to stay on the top of the train as you can imagine. As the 4th creature to be attacked is defeated Chuck the younger falls and is scrambling to get to the hatch.  Franz attempts to help him in while being tied to Dan Manli for safety. A sign hits Chuck causing him to pull Franz out of the train car. Sir Woodchuck attempts to help out but trips and tackles Dan Manli, Franz is forced to let go of Chuck and drop into car or fall off the train.   Dan Manli thinking this is Woodchuck wanting to wrestle grapples with him and sadly is pinned (again).

While this has been happening Delpax has noticed that the last creature is ripping at the control panel on top of the 5th train car.  He alerts the group (or those not busy wrestling ad rescuing each other).  Von Bossman and Cosnor both run to the last car injuring themselves as they pass through the wall of cold that has suddenly appeared. Again Vonbossman opens the hatch and battles a tentacle. This time the tentacle grabs Cosnor and pulls him out onto the roof of the train car, fighting ensues.  Luckily prior to opening the hatch Von Bossman tied his rope to himself and Cosnor. Delpax and Dag have shot at the creature while Cosnor and Von have fought with it they defeat it.

In the meantime Chuck is barely hanging on Franz and Dag have a rope trailing out the hatch of the 4th car as a Chance for him to grab. Dan Manli has thrown his rope out the 3rd car hatch for him to grab or to be pummelled with as it flies around.  Dag in an unusual feat of daring attempts to climb out onto the train car to save Chuck.  Dandy Dan sees this and quickly climbs past him attempts many heroic feats to grab Chuck and pull him to safety.   The first simple attempts fail, the tension is mounting will Chuck go flying to his death?  He is very weak from his fighting and falling on the roof of the train.   Finally seeing that simple straight forward attempts continue to fail Dandy Dan does a crouching pirouette somersault grabbing Chuck and bringing him into the train car.  Safe at last or are they?

The 5th car with Cosnor and Von in it is falling off the track. Dan Manli prepares to hold the train together with his burly strength. Franz has sent his rope through to the 5th car for Von to grab hold of. Cosnor barley any strength left pulls himself into the 4th car followed by Von Bossman who is reduced to crawling he is so week. Dan Manli injures himself attempting to keep the train to together.  Finniti has managed to get a bowl of slime off the first car, almost falls off train but manages to pull himself in to study the slime.
Cosnor realizes that the only way to stop the train from falling off the track is to decouple the 3rd car from the roof.  With the last of his energy and strength he climbs up onto the train car opens the hatch and allows the 4th and 5th cars to seperate from the train just as the rest of the group gets into the 3rd car.

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