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Guys we are live so for those listening at home welcome to the life of of a sort coast podcast. My name is kevin madison. And i will be your dungeon master this evening well technically this evening.
I’m not gonna be your friendly dungeon master. I’m gonna be your friendly judge because you see tonight. We’re actually going to be going whoa way back in the wayback machine and playing a game that has been out of print a book 20 years and me hey that’s enough sorry folks we are playing the old marvel superheroes game that was published by tsr starting back in the early 80s.
The version. We’re playing is the advanced set and um. The i guess first officer.
I don’t think any of you guys have actually played this before right no no no nice okay i haven’t run this for about 25 years. So i’m really i’ve played this since one time actually steve you have heard this once when at brent’s gaming stag like years ago. Oh.
My goodness didn’t have access to the books and whatnot. So for those who are unfamiliar with it this. I’m gonna be right back guys.
When you guys chat amongst yourselves as to who you’re playing. I’m gonna go close the window. So that she stops freaking out okay.
No did you want me to play your love interest jeff. It doesn’t matter to me we can have some sounds like there’s a potential proposal in the works here handsome mmm favored by the end of the session. Steve you’re pretty serious about this girl.
Oh yeah. All right sorry about that uh huh. Okay so um.
The the game was published from book mid mid to early 80s up until the early 90s and then the tsr maybe was wizards of the coast at that time they decided to change it up and release a different game. But this is something i played a great deal when i was a kid. It is very it’s one of the easiest role playing games to teach to players once you master the core mechanic.
Which is using the universal table. I think what we’ll do is we’ll dive into the mechanics as they come up rather than the you know going through an explanation. Because it again.
It’s it is a cinch to learn this game for the setting for those who are listening at home you may notice in the description of this we’re playing in the mcu. So what we’re actually gonna be playing is a marvel. It’s going to be set in the marvel cinematic universe.
But the setting of this starts in nineteen. While the first adventure will start in 2010. So this is going to be before tony stark has actually come out as iron man and then the super team that we’re going to be playing is canada’s premier super team alpha flight created by john byrne and i think.
Chris claremont had a hand in it as well but we’re gonna be introducing this stuff in a bit of a cinematic format treating this like a an ongoing series as if it was a tv series so we’ve talked about this before we went live as well too. And all the players are gonna have a kind of a character that is their core character who counts as one of our main characters. But because it’s a superhero game and because the system is fairly simple.
We’re gonna be playing this in kind of an ensemble way so players will be playing different characters depending on what you know seen or what session. We’re playing so it’s a night. I think you guys may have done the introductions already but we’ve got arlynn playing puck.
We got james playing jeff jeff is playing james hudson and steve o is playing roger box and as is appropriate for the marvel cinematic universe. We have done some casting of the very best of young hollywood. So what we’ve cast is as let’s see here i’ll go from left to right here first as eugene puck judd.
We have cast the very cool boom ben foster as the resident canadian genius james hudson. We have cast oof what is his name adam brody. Oh damn.
He’s anton he’s damn handsome gotta get those girls in the seats too right so. And then as the residents kind of smartass and comic relief. We have cast as roger box.
Tyler labine and you may remember him from was it tucker and dale vs evil and a bunch of other stuff were he’s pretty funny and then last. But not least the sweetie for james and also to be honestly one of the co inventors of what will become the guardian super suit is heather mcneal and we’ve got lauren ambrose. Playing as heather mcneal okay so guys with all of that stuff said.
Let’s start with a cutscene so what we see first off. I guess is what we hear we hear it’s a black screen. And there is the sound of howling winds.
And then that sound added to that sort of you know blowing and cacophonous sound. We hear the with a crack of thunder and then we hear another low explosion sound and as we sort of the fade in we can see there’s this you know almost like complete whiteout of blizzard. And we hear this crap.
The sound of boots moving through snow. And there’s someone moving along. There’s a figure moving through this almost near whiteout and as that the camera moves back and his character moves a little further forward.
We can see that this character has a big fur cloak that’s pulled up over its head that drapes down behind it and it’s supporting itself on this tall staff and though it’s difficult to see him in the snow. What we can see especially when the lightning flashes above before the thunder hits is that there’s all these intricate carvings that have been placed in this thing. It’s almost as if it’s like a stylized.
You know old piece of like driftwood colored like white with traces of brown in it. But the whole thing is carved as this it was some kind of like totem pole and this character is moving along and goes up to the very top. And there’s a sort of like teeth in it almost looks like you know in comparison to how incredibly intricately designed the rest of the staff is it seems noticeably bare as if and it’s sort of like a a tea almost like a perch and this character is or seems to be struggling you know as it’s making its way along here and the what do you call to the as where the camera pulls back a little further we hear that thunder crash again and we can see that in addition to the snow falling.
There are cinders that are joe they’re falling as well too like as if there was little trailers of of coal like lit coal falling through the sky going down and above the whole. Sky is there’s a massive thunderstorm that’s filling up the darkened sky. This character you know kind of makes his way to the crest of the ridge that he’s walking along and he looks down.
And what you can see is in a sprawling landscape desolate full of nearly completely whited out from the the blowing snow and the falling cinders and we see the source of the cinders because right ahead of him at the far end of the valley. This enormous volcano explodes throwing chunks of really an orange magma into the air and landing down. Though even the very earth itself trembles beneath him.
He turns and we see him making his way down the ledge. Seeing cuts and we see this character moving in to a very small cleft in the wall. And he’s making his way down into this narrow canyon that seems to lead in somewhere.
As he makes his way along the cinders are now just falling and you can’t tell whether this is ash or if this is snow that’s falling down. It doesn’t matter. But the what floor is completely of a canyon completely covered in this stuff.
And this person continues to drift along and then he throws his his head back or his head. The head covering back and we see it’s actually not a him it’s a woman and it’s a woman who is i mean. She’s very very dark skinned black woman.
And she’s got long hair that sort of chunked into kind of braids and around her neck. We can see there’s a bunch of like mystical kind of like googles and stuff like that and she’s wrapped up in heavy leather with fur trimmed clothing. It looks very primitive you know in comparison to modern age.
But what we see is that she stops and she’s studying a wall and as she gestures. There’s this mystic kind of like thing that appears around her it has a distinctive kind of greenish glow to it and there are talk emic signs that we can see hidden in the symbols. There.
And when she cast that we see the wall itself that stands before her the cliff wall and of splits open. And there is an opening leading inside. And there’s a light that’s coming from within.
And she starts making her way in and walks into the structure and as she walks in we see the thing closes behind her and we see white lettering across the screen. What it says the great white north and then we cut and we see the same woman move in you know down this sort of lit. It’s a much warmer atmosphere in here.
We can see that there’s the soft orange flickering light that comes from torches or campfires. And she moves through into this cavern and in his cavern. It is full of men and women who are look very similar to what she does all of them are dressed you know in very kind of what you would think of as a like shamanic you know clothing.
But from a hundred different cultures all very ancient cultures. There are you know the ancient laps you know from the northernmost of europe. There are deep you know savannah dwelling shaman and and mystic women.
There are mystics and spirit stalkers from the steps of you know northern asia and there’s you can see every single one of them you know kind of gets up at as this woman walks in and we can hear them speaking in a bunch of different languages as well we can’t understand what’s being said but we can see what the meaning is from the subtitles and the subtitles are telling us they’re saying world shaman world shaman world shaman you’ve returned. Where have you been and they’re all sort of clamoring and trying to get her attention and she gestures and she says i have been about i have been finding allies. I’ve been in search of allies.
She says. And she the one of the shaman steps forward he’s got crystal blue eyes pale pale blue skin greasy kind of a hair fall back into a ponytail. And he says the great piece they stand ready to destroy all and she says.
I know i know i have sought allies and and she’s about to finish her sentence. When we see on the base against one of the walls. It begins to see these sparks flying off from it and then the sparks begin to spin around the wall and they’re forming a circle.
And it opens up and what we think beyond the circle is this sprawling desert behind. Which there is a massive city full of sandstone buildings in cube. Kind of shapes and through this open sort of portal steps of man and the man is arabic.
You know in look or a little more fine refined features. I think hawk like nose dark eyes. And he’s wearing these long kind of flowing cotton robes with a lot of you know googas and accoutrements on them.
And he steps through you know there’s all the robes have tons of like gold filigree and markings in it hieroglyphs markings of eyes and things like that and he has tech or either paint or tattoo underneath his eyes that make his dark eyes. Even more you know pop even more his head is completely bald. He steps through and around his neck hangs.
Something that may be familiar to keen viewers. It is this mm hmm and he steps up and all of the the people in the cavern are shouting out the sorcerer supreme. The sorcerer supreme and all of them start bringing their hands up.
And there’s two of these green kind of you know sims similar sigils that we see appearing around their hands. As if they’re taking some kind of defensive stance. Though with every single one of them as they do that you see this sort of like ghostly form either a creature or spectral human or some kind of hybrid like you know fantastic beast that sort of who you know adds a an element to their what he called to their to their dismantle display.
But the woman seems on you know unconcerned. Though not pleased. She looks over and with a stern kind of glance at this new arrival.
She says sorceress supreme. You are not welcome. Here and the man who appears to be egyptian place that puts his hands up as if to demonstrate that he’s unarmed teen says.
I come in peace. I come in peace world shaman. The so you hear some of the people are collected around her saying like sorceress they mean to steal they mean to to bind them they’re not they bring nothing.
But trouble they’re liars and again she sort of raises her hand and everyone sort of falls quiet and the sorcerer says. We mish while we wish no such trouble sister brothers and he sort of looks at the rest of them you cannot defeat these great beasts you cannot send them back. You must know that you must they have taken root in this world.
They cannot be destroyed. They cannot be sent home the only option is to bind them. And he opens his hands as if he’s offering something my me i saw i and my brothers and sisters.
We wish to help our expertise is with this and ours with such magics. Please let us help you with this and the world shaman is is has a look on her face as if she’s you know as soon as he finishes talking. There’s a sort of uncomfortable silence.
And there’s a look on her face as if she’s saying like i you know was waiting for him to finish so she could help him to you know off she looks at him. And she says we have no need for your help sorceress supreme. You and your brethren can leave this to us and he looks at her kind of reply seems like you don’t have the power you tried for a hundred years to stop the rampage of the great beasts.
They now so extend out further once they move in through our lens. Then and she raises a hand it says that will not happen and at that point we see at the place of a sort of a passage. Where she came there’s the shimmering green light that sort of appears and manifests and he looks over he looks confused and we see this suddenly out of nowhere.
This massive kind of like falcon. Abyss manifests in the air out of nowhere and boom lands on the end of her staff and as it lands it kind of transforms as if it was part of that staff the entire time as if it was always intended to be there and she says our allies have arrived and she gestures back to the wall and then she i think what she does is she gestures and there’s this sort of crack that runs up a wall and then with kind of a greenish energy coming from a nakul splits open again in the same kind of jerky way that the others did and what we see is that same area that same you know sprawling desert and sandstone city and she says we thank you for your concern. But leave this to the shamans and he looks and he opens his mouth as if to say one more thing thinks better of it turns and walks through the open portal.
Which then shuts and the collected shaman are kind of like mall muttering amongst each other and then we see they the sorry. The world shaman. The woman turns to them and says now let us show you the sorcerer is not wrong we cannot force them back to their home nor can we destroy them they are too powerful.
But there is another option and we see from this shimmering passage way out walks. One figure. First and the figure is a we would recognize her as a beautiful and the timeless beauty in a woman or a first nations woman long dark hair dark eyes and dressed with a kind of like in skins and bone accented jewelry.
But the most beautiful that you could imagine and she steps out and the one thing that does seem unnatural about her is her brilliant blue eyes. Which glow glow with a unnatural luminescence and the world shaman turns for them and nods. And says late again in in subtitles.
Lady nelvana. We welcome you and we see behind her walk all of these of figures and it’s men and women or appears to be men and women and you kind of imagine if like how the marvel cinematic universe takes you know norse tropes to through a sort of like bizarre sci fi space gods lends to end. At the asgardians imagine doing the same.
But with the inuit traditions. And that’s where we would land here and that’s what sort of walks out and the nelvana. The the lead woman gestures and says we bring gets and she sort of gestures to one side and out walks this young girl she looks like he’s maybe like eight or nine years old.
And she looks very similar to two nelvana with long dark hair. She’s a first nations girl. And she’s got brilliant brown eyes.
And she said nelvana says in the subtitle language. The talisman and she gestures with her other hand and out walks. This what girl who looks to be the exact same age as the other and she seems to be the same ethnicity as well only in place of the dark hair.
She has pure snow white hair that cascades down as straight. And as strong as the other girls and her eyes are a bizarre reverse where the whites of her eyes are all black and the iris and pupil are pure white as white as her hair and she gestures her other hand out the pact. The talisman the pact and the we see a look of approval as a small kind of smile.
You know kind of works its way up the corner of the world shamans mouth. And she says then we have work to do and the she hits her staff down and the carved falcon on the end of her staff. Suddenly flaps its wings and comes to life again.
And it begins flying out and it flies down the length of the cavern and it seems to burst out into the blinding snow and we see it take take wing and go you know flying up. There flies closer and closer to the camera. And we sort of like disappear into the black of its eye and then it swings out again.
And in place of that sprawling you know white kind of wasteland with falling ash and exploding volcanoes and thunderstorms. What we see are verdant green rolling hills. And what we see is northern alberta.
That’s a illustration all the way for our only get back so arlen. This is you know that is what you sort of see not the town. But that’s the northern kind of regions of alberta.
Canada and the we see as white lettering on the screen the great white north 5000. Years later and as the bird sort of flies over this this sort of like sprawling green full hills. What we see is there is a kind of like a barbed wire fence and on the sign on that barbed wire fence are the words property of rocks and oil canada and it kind of continued swooping over and we follow this bird as it’s making its way along and what we can see is it hitting you nestled kind of in the middle of these green rolling hills.
There are two structures. One of them is kind of like an l shaped kind of like a prefab kind of trailer. And then one of them is a prefab kind of built shed and as the what he called as the sort of camera falls.
The bird down. We can see that there are there is a man who’s making his way from back from the shed and then towards the what he halted towards the trailer. And he makes his way into the and this man is guys your character r1 mmm horace played by ben far he’s walking along and he’s cheese dressed like what he calls like um.
I mean basically if you can picture like a backwoods laborer or kind of stuff. He’s kind of like a rig picking his guts like dirty khakis on he’s got big out high boots on and as he’s walking along and kind of chop mosquitoes and black flies. So he gets out and you know the door open throws open the door to the camera or the cabin and walks inside.
And as you walk in what you can see is that there’s sort of like a mix of like monitoring kind of center. And like rec room. So like one side of this.
There’s like a couches. That are dirty and whatever else and or like not dirty. But like warm.
And there’s a you know a small little coffee table has been beaten up. And there’s stuff sitting on there. But then at the other end of this room.
There are a series of really complex computer terminals and from one of the terminals. The this woman turns back. And says is the so is it ready then the final pre flight is done and this woman is heather macneil.
And she’s got a headset on she’s got her hair pulled back glasses on and she’s at one of the terminals and puck you can definitely say that yeah. It’s the suits good to go yep. We’re ready all right and then she kind of turns back to the screen and then you hear this you know that sound that r2 makes when he falls down something that yeah kind of scream.
She hears that and she looks over and we can see that it’s it comes from a cell phone. That is sitting in front of this guy here. That’s of course.
Roger box. That’s your character there steve oh. And she looks you said would you turn that damn thing off and what do you say i’m sorry it smeared you know you got to break a few eggs to make an omelet so you you pick up your phone and then you look through it what i’ll tell you is that you’ve got that ringtone set for when a specific type of email shows up and that specific type of email is when your boss gets an email from somebody else because you’ve hacked your boss’s cellphone.
So you get this and you’re scrolling through this and holy so you pull open this the the most recent email and what it says is basically. It’s an email from your boss whose name is jerry jackson and jerry is gonna be arriving today and jerry just got sent an email to an open list of people. And it includes that you’re sort of scrolling through the you know recipient list and it’s the usual type of like rocks and you know mucky mucks that you expect there’s someone from the canadian thing.
The canadian natural resources you know kind of department. But there’s some email addresses you don’t recognize in here including there’s someone who’s got a email address that is a us. Gov.
Address. There’s actually a couple of them. And you’re like holy now um steve.
We’re gonna start start you off here. You get to be the proud first person to make a feat test. So guys here’s how task resolution works.
In this what i need you to do steve is can you go into your character sheet for roger. And i’m gonna get you to make a reason feat. So what we’re gonna do is what is your reason rogers reason.
So let maybe i should let me back up one moment here. So you’ll see there are stats. There that sort of here read it up and down it spells out phase rip you see that if you take the first letter from each of your stats reading down its phase rip.
I am okay the reason that where that name comes from is from the the way that the characters are actually displayed in in the character sheets. So this is sort of in the core rulebook. This is what they look like they just have phase rip on their phase.
Rip stands for it’s at initial is russia. It’s and for fighting. Agility strength endurance.
Reason intuition and psyche those are your stats. And i’ll go through that again for you. But you will very easily commit that to memory fighting.
Agile is is your hand is basically any hand hand fighting stuff. Agility is agility stuff or range attacks. Strength is strength endurance is i think you’ll guess that one reason is you’re sort of smarts intuition is kind of you’re you’re cunning or your you know your your senses.
I guess and your psyche is kind of like your willpower. So what i need you to do steve is to make a feat. What we’re gonna do what first of all what is your reason.
My reason is incredible incredible forty nice so would you go ahead and click on roll that and we’re gonna take a look at this chart that i’ve got in front of me all right now a good high is always better in this so in what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna take a look at the and i’m not gonna do this each time. I’ll get you guys to just tell me what the result is what what color. It is so yours is incredible so we take a look at the incredible column.
We scroll down to where you rolled. Which is 67 hmm holy you go to yellow feet result yeah yeah those get in yeah. I got so here’s how i’m basically.
The task resolution works. You ratigan is gonna roll. It normally and we’ll see what the result is and then if it is a specific type of task we’ll compare that to one of the things at the top there like if you’re fighting hand to hand or if you’re trying to avoid dying or things like that or trying to grapple with someone.
But if you’re trying a task. And there’s a difficulty to it if the difficulty is less than your stat or whatever your thing is a green feat is is good enough if it’s equal to your stat you need a yellow feat. If it’s worse than your stat or if it’s better than your sat rather.
Then you need a red defeat. Result. Mmm makes sense.
Yeah you guys have just learned the game. That’s the whole game. Oh.
So that’s a great one so you look through this and you’re scrolling down. And i think that you am i correct in thinking that you’re the kind of guy who like quickly like switches over and does a quick google search of people well yeah okay. So you’re going through and you’re like jesus.
And you search. It and so one of the recipients for this though us ones. A particular.
It’s a name you this says. Roger stern. And you do a quick search of this and sure enough the face that shows up apart from a classic comic book writer.
Who doesn’t exist in this universe. Um. You find in this editor.
Who in this universe is played by garry shandling holliday. My favorite among so if you remember the the dick senator from iron man. 2.
That’s who you’re looking whose picture. You’re looking at and you’re like jamming. Joe yeah.
There you go so this this guy is actually from what he called he’s actually on the armed services. Committee in in the us. The senate armed services committee.
So like you guys all work for rocks and oil canada. Why the is this in the recipient. So maybe you start kind of going on about this and james you still need to like run a couple you know you know that things are fueled up the mechanics are good to go you still need to initialize and sink.
The the sort of like magnetic core for the suit with the the the sort of ambient magnetosphere. So what i’m gonna get you to do james is i mean you’re trying to focus so. What do you say roger to kind of like you know because he’s making a lot of noise about this.
He’s telling you every single recipient. That’s on this thing. And there’s like 30 recipients.
Sorry are you talking to me yeah. Hey shut up over there trying to focus. This is an important day roger who else is on that list well is stephen harper’s on this what it’s a pretty big distribution um.
So let me see i’m just gonna put these there we go. And this is our so this is your test day. This is the first time you’re taking it out for an actual proper test.
A test of the actual suit. You’ve got jerry jackson is coming out today to see this and this is kind of the you know the you know put up or shut up thing as backstory for you guys. What’s happened so far.
This has been this is the culmination of a couple years worth of work. There were some ideas that you had james about sort of you know manipulating the you know tapping into and manipulating. The earth’s magnetic field to sort of you know to make a mining tool that that you know would be much safer.
And would also do more than what traditional mining tools could you know could do you’re born and raised from london ontario in canada of course and you’ve got you know kind of its petroleum engineering. You’ve got multiple you know degrees in what is it’s a petroleum engineering and physics right oh this is sort of your baby. But it’s not just you who’s been the you know the creator of this roger is the guy who put together the the neural link that makes it work so you don’t to work any mechanisms.
And things. Like that he’s a genius programmer. Which is why you probably put up with his of hacking.
The bosses foam right and heather is has the one who has done most of the electronic work on it in fact. We can know she has jury rigged a this all that came out here you guys have been at this site for about six months. Now you know it was set up by rocks and oil.
All of you work for rocks and oil. Canada and basically you know this is like right from the time. Where puck you came out here first to help you know set up the camp and secure the place.
And this is the weather out here in the wintertime. There’s like minus 50. So this is some brutal and stuff that you you and james were out here slogging.
It to get this thing set up once the oil company set up everything out there since then heather and roger and james have been out here. And that before that it was you know eight months or nine months worth of work in the lab to get this thing to the point you are so this is like the culmination of two years of work and thanks to rogers hacked emails. You’ve been tracking just how much interest the rest of roxon has had on this particular project.
It seems. There’s a lot of people interested in this right course yeah. And what um what he called what i’m gonna do is because i think heather’s gonna have to make some rolls as well to arlen.
I’m gonna have you make rolls for heather. As well. And you can just roll playhead.
Oh yeah. So um. Yeah holy so.
And you guys have been out. Here for like basically. Unbroken just like you guys and then maybe a couple other people dropping off supplies.
You have you’ve been in touch by like video. Conference with jerry you know and thanks to heather’s genius. You’ve got you know a satellite link that is you know it’s you could be in the middle of a down like downtown manhattan.
And have worse wi fi connection than what heather’s set up for you so you guys are pretty much ready to to get this thing going. But you do need to get that final sync off. There james so why don’t we talk let’s do a.
I’m gonna ask for a reason test from you but what talents do you have okay engineering physics and electronics okay so be physics what that means is you’re going to get plus. One class. So what is your reason incredible awesome so then what we do is a plus one class means you bump up to amazing go ahead and click on your role and let’s see how compare that to the amazing eighty holy.
What is that well to so oh i see so you go to amazing. And then you go to the 80. Yeah cross reference to what your old nice so it’s gold yeah.
So yellow. Yeah yeah so you yellow feet. So that that’s really good what what does it look like as you’re sort of you know you know activating your computers.
And what are we seeing the monitor as this thing powers up so he’s he’s powering up the suit crap. He’s sinking the suit to the magnetosphere. Oh okay yeah.
So the you know it’s just like almost like the whole room is shaking a bit. It’s generating so much power. And it sort of clearly he is focused because you know it’s like you see the beat of sweat roll down his face like this it’s it’s sort of that like intense computer.
Moment or whatever or you know like work where the character is so focused is how you know. But yeah cool so and as the the lights kind of flicker for a second and in this you know the computer monitor is gonna be able to do that that weird kind of like twitch thing when they get synced heather kind of turns to you and says like don’t don’t blow the computers. We don’t need another emp you know i know i know i’m on it all right just even sort of go to this other control panel and turn things down a little bit okay so uh.
What kind of you know says he’s got this. And he leans in his like you’ve got this right. Yeah.
Yeah. I got this i got this so he sits back. He’s got this arms crossed and so they was with you you know you’re pretty much ready to go.
And you hear once again that from the phone and roger you sort of look down. And he’s like up what do you call. What’s here.
What’s your shitty nickname for jerry jackson. Oh. My boss.
Right yeah yeah. Vp for special projects with rocks and oil canada. Oh.
What’s with the good lumpy pants. Yes. Lumpy pam.
Okay. So the how does roger tell everyone else that lumpy pants. Is is uh.
You know touching down uh uh lumpy’s there everybody heads up so see outside and we see this black helicopter you know. It’s a commercial helicopter that’s kind of making its way across the things the you know across the landscape. A little bit more like you know the music picks up a little bit as it gets closer and we see the thing too on the side.
There’s this gold lettering. That says roxon on the side as if like that name enough you know tells you everything for those who are unfamiliar rock scene is kind of like the marvel cinematic universe equivalent of like the really nasty corporation. So it kind of flies over and then who lands down we see there’s only two occupants here there’s a pilot and then the door opens and out walks this guy and in the he’s dressed in kind of like if you had spent say about 1500.
On like outdoor wear that’s what this guy would be wearing. He’s got you know and then on top of that he probably has like 2000. Sunglasses on as well so he’s looking like he’s ready to rough it about as much as someone who’s on like a 40000.
Safari and he steps out in it you know kind of studies. The looks around as if he’s thinking he’s making a you know an impression and we can tell the guys. This is jerry jackson and jerry jackson is played by jason clark.
Oh yeah. He steps out and walks over towards the the waiting trailer and a sort of you know gestures to the bird. You know back to the pilot pilot kind of takes up and he does that sort of you know he doesn’t do that like crouch walk thing that most people do he just rides along you know as if he owns the place because he’s the vp and special projects.
And it is as if he owns the place he throws the door open and he says big day big day. How’s my team looking everything’s going smooth. Sir you look at him is looking good good good is what i want to hear we’re not gonna have any problems with the neuro interface this time right box ecch.
No and i’ve recovered from the last time thanks. Thanks for asking. Yeah.
And we hear another thing go in and he kind of looks down at you and he looks down at his phone. He pulls his phone out and starts checking something and as he’s checking his phone. He says so you can have that thing on during the whole test.
We’re streaming the whole thing back to corporate. I can turn it down jeff so you do you turn it down or do you leave it on it’s all kind of working away and like there’s new numbers and falling across the screen. There’s that like movie display of schematics and whatnot and he’s like all right then and he walks up behind you james and he puts both hands on the shoulder is kind of like massaging your shoulders.
It’s like we got this. Jimmy incidentally. No one calls you jimmy yes.
We got this. You gotta hit your shoulders. All right.
Then let’s show them what’s what puck. Oh yeah. I think he calls you judd judd.
Let’s get him strapped in so james this is the last this is this is the whole deal now what do we see on your face. What do you do as we as you kind of step away from the monitor and make your way out to you know make this maiden voyage. On me.
I’m. The pilot. Yeah.
Oh yeah. I think you can see. Like legit.
Tension. He you know. His boss is here the world like he’s you know that email chain.
He is very stressed. But he’s confidence going to work so at the same time you know he’s not frightened. He’s excited okay so he accepts a wayne you spare a last kind of look over at heather heather looks back at you what’s the look that we see passed between them harlan.
I don’t know i think heather might just sort of winky them nice have heather and james let does does jerry know that the two of them are involved. Oh. I think so yeah.
So he knows so you step away. There’s one last link. She winks.
What how does james react to that um. He’s used to it he probably winks back at her okay puck you can see them you know they’re they’re sort of you know doing that cutesy thing again you need to get him set up in the suit. All right let’s let’s get ready to go.
Today. Today. Yeah.
Yeah. Let’s go so. We see face.
It’s kind of relaxed them a little bit awesome so you get out and you’re making your way over. There. Roger you’re sort of like you know everything’s flying along you you’re monitoring some a bunch of things you’ve got like a display of sort of this holographic display of a bunch of like it almost looks like a like a bunch of electrodes and the shape of kind of a cap and you guys step outside and of course a puck you’re you guys are walking along and again you know you’re bit and they don’t seem to be eating james.
So god damn nuisance walk into this shed you know and as you guys walk in the shed. It’s sort of you know there’s no lights on it at the time. James you know you’ve been in here.
A hundred times before so you’re sort of walking straight forward puck you walk over and hit the lights and then this sort of it’s it is about the size of like in a small barn. You know or a small hangar maybe. But in the middle of this you know set up and hooked up to a bunch of really heavy looking equipment is this big set of armor and like i said before out.
We went live. You can kind of picture. This armor.
Looking like a combination or like a lovechild of like the cargo lifter from aliens and the iron monger suit from iron man. 1. It’s much cruder the iron monger suit like it’s not really kind of heavily you know stylized women are not protective.
But what we can see you know in sort of like stenciled spray on the on the front of this thing on like sort of the breastplate is the word guardian. So you walk up and there’s a little stepladder to kind of get you inside this thing. It stands about you know maybe ten feet tall.
James. This has been two years of your life. And you and heather and rogers you know blood sweat and tears.
What are you guys gonna do you ready james i’m ready that’s all right okay let’s do it so you see i need your help puck getting up in there. But you you know get them up and you can strapped in and once you kind of get yourself in position you you reach up and you pull the and it looks kind of like a it’s like honestly. It looks like a dish or a dome.
That just has some like a kind of visor display on it and then the whole thing sort of seals you in and the power comes on and you can see that like from a brief period of blackness. There’s a bunch of a head up display inside and it’s very crude like it’s not the like you know heavily styled like heavily you know nuanced and and complicated thing. We see an iron man.
This is a very kind of like you know what is it vic. 20. Kind of like you know version of the of the display.
It’s it’s a fairly plain jane thing so you go up and there’s some displays and everything seems to be working. Okay. What you’re gonna need to do so you get in there and and puck.
You take a step back from this thing as he gets ready and james you’re ready to take your first step in guardian. Absolutely okay. See you let’s do this let’s give me a reason feet let’s see if you missed anything okay.
That’s not one so something there’s something you for got what do you think you forgot you know i’m saying. What are you forgotten. Oh.
You know what he forgot kev. You said that he was planning on proposing at the end of this yeah and when heather winked at him. Then he was thinking.
And he realizes that he left the ring at home actually. It’s not really not the system that’s the problem. It’s that and yeah okay.
He’s like what it’s like his whole plan is ruined like to him you know that was kind of the more important part of this day in a lot of ways right like this is work that’s his life and so he is just like so we actually see the guardian suit. Doing this kind of like where did i put it kind of mo gestures of like checking right pockets totally. Yeah.
So jerry kind of leans in you know got. He’s got his headset on to taraj. He’s like what is he doing.
Yeah. What are you is that part of the dot nuke diagnostics routine or i just like i’m sure he’s just running a diagnostic. Yeah just give a second you’re looking up and like what he’s never done this before.
What are you very say anything say uh something wrong. But uh. Oh oh.
And then you know continues with the systems check. All right. No.
No everything’s okay everything will be fine. I guess all right all right yeah natural you know right today big day. All that it is a big day it’s gonna be good.
We’re gonna get we’re gonna get through this and then we’ll celebrate after yeah you’re right we’re gonna get through this safe and then move on i’m good i’m good so then jerry says. If you’re done with the new diagnostic routine position zero. Jimmy position zero.
So you start mmm sings stomping. Along and kind of a clumsy. You know gait is as if you made a suit that shares more in common with like a caterpillar.
You know kind of like big you know equipment rather than like you know exosuit that iron man has stomps out into the open and heather comes over the what he calls the common says. All right james are you ready to bring the the manoeuvre drive online. Ready okay so you get ready you step out.
And you’re sort of in this you’ve stomped your way out and then you’ve moved your way out towards us open. And there’s sort of a you’ve moved yourself about 200 yards away from the structure. And what we can see is there’s a bunch of drones that are out.
And yeah. You can see jerry is talking on like kind of you know muttering into his phone. Roger as you know as the whole thing is going on and it’s you can see on maybe like a bunch of screens in front of heather.
There’s a bunch of like displays that are of this stream that’s going on back to roxon corporate headquarters apparently elsewhere puck you head on back to the to the they kind of like you know headquarters or whatever. And you are you ready to get there. What i’m gonna do now so you get ready to activate and james you kind of take a deep breath.
This is gonna be the thing. That’s gonna start and then i guess maybe no no what what jerry says is all right and now we will be testing the magnetic manoeuvre drive. This is what is designed to give a spark free and tool free breach of the of the earth’s surface and i’m not sure he probably uses a more complicated and techno friendly word for the surface of the earth.
But i don’t know what that is right now you imagine him saying that but it’s a he you sort of get in position. And then you’re like all right and heather you know flashes some things on she’s like you full power james let’s show them what we can do and you’re about to hit this manoeuvre drive. And then you sort of there’s this massive blast that comes from the end of your hands.
And it smashes into the side of this hill effectively like annihilating a good leaving this massive crater and jerry kind of looks and leans into to heather and says you know covering the the mouthpiece is that part of the display. The new route diagnostics. What does heather say arlen is it of course is what do you door.
Yeah. We’re figuring some things out. James.
Everything all right you can hear from your phone. James james talked to us what’s what’s going on. I’m okay.
I’m okay. I don’t know some kind of discharge. All right let’s try this again.
Oh we’re running too hot. We got to get this thing. Moving.
Why don’t you give me a another reason check or feet. Please. I’m you’re reasonably at amazing as well because it’s uh.
This is an engineering test or engineering talent check let’s see let’s see here y’all. Big money what wait seriously okay. So.
Let’s talk about a little thing. The way that you mitigate shitty dice rolls in this so you got a thing you’ll see that you have two stats on your character you have a stat called health and you got a stack called karma. You know karma is actually know.
Maybe i’ll do that instead of having those character sheets um. He’s out here. So you’re so could i do this oh nice we can set up character awesome awesome sauce um okay let’s do this karma and health sweet and i’m gonna put your names and things up here sorry guys.
I should have set this up beforehand so your red bar will be your it’s your whoopsies your red bars gonna be your health and the blue bar will be your karma zac here blue bars karma. What’d you do spend your karma on a one for one basis. It doesn’t count as health or whatnot.
But you can spend it on one for one basis to modify your dice rolls. So you could spend that karma is also sort of your experience points that you get it as well you use karma to you know do stunts with your powers. So like if you’re doing something that you’re if you want to try to do something with your powers that you’ve never done before you have to spend karma’s try make the attempt and then the more you do it the less what he calls the less difficult.
It is and then eventually you end up. Adding that to your sort of power list. Okay so um you are sitting on fifty six karma.
Do you want to spend any karma to make that a success or are you okay. With. It.
9. 56. Out.
Five seventy karma. Oh. Me.
Yeah. Right wow. Yeah.
So you’re saying. It’s amazing. It’s effective.
Amazing. Yeah. So i would need to go across this chart to you need this is actually it’s gonna be six to make it green.
There should be a typical test so using the green feet result right so i would have to spend 25 karma to raise my one to a 26 that’s right yep okay. I will do that okay and the way that you get more karma is by like just doing heroic stuff. You know saving people beating bad guys stuff like that all right or facing.
You know tests that’s way better okay so what um. What we what do we see as because it looks like things might have gone wrong. There a second time.
I think that what you see is like again. He is he’s kind of not here. Where he should be mentally in the suit.
He is thinking about like kate. What am i gonna do i’m gonna race home and get it i’m gonna call my mom she’s gonna grab it and bring it like he’s like he should be completely focused on the suit. And he is totally in another world.
And so he wasn’t paying attention and sort of what you see is like as soon as it starts to go wrong. He’s like sort of snaps back to it and has to kind of do things to place as fast as he should be yet because he’s got to recover from what’s happening okay so he is this sort of like around the outside of this orange. Kind of you know mecha suit.
Thing. There’s this shimmering blue could a field that appears around it and it’s the same color as the blast that came out from it set its gauntlet and then you look down and basically. It’s as if the thing was suddenly on water and it drops down into the ground and there’s sort of a disturbed earth that’s around there.
But it very little it’s as if you dug a hole and filled it up again right. But in you james you’re just like you know and you’re going down through the solid earth right and you can see there what he calls you heather comes through clear over the apparatus. She’s like james you operate your navigation system rogers gonna put that on line for you and she sort of gestures towards you roger right don’t activate it and now you see this sort of like there’s this what do you call there’s this like display of underground navigation.
So suddenly where it was just like darkness and what not before now you can see a bunch of geological information that’s displaying on your on your suit and roger says how’s that working buddy it’s working so. What you can actually see on here you’re looking around and you see one of the things you’re looking for and that’s about well say about. Maybe i don’t know thousand feet or you.
Know 1200. Feet away a little further down. There’s a natural gas pocket hmm.
Why don’t you go for a swim in it sure so head over there start moving forward and jerry’s gonna nap narrating this stuff any you know as he goes along as you can see this suit leaves very little minimal displacement. As the magnetic field moves. The structure around there is no drill.
There is no energy. There’s nothing to potentially set the the underlying structure off well fires will be a thing of the past and the information. We can gather is with a human at the helm and he sort of gestures and there’s all the sort of display that that heather brings up and there’s all this crazy geological data.
That’s showing up if we’re not satisfied with where one sensor unit is placed. We can bring it to another and ladies and gentlemen listening at home you’re about to witness history. This is the first human to take a swim in a subsurface petroleum deposit and we sort of see you know in them film version.
The green suit or the orange suit kind of you know pushes through into this pocket. And you’re displaying you know along and you’re sort of being held weightless in this thing james so it doesn’t doesn’t really you know mean much to you. But if you look at you know past the display at the actual visual display.
You uh you’ve got lights on here did you want to activate those to actually set eyes on this yeah it floods and there’s this weird kind of like whaley sort of it’s as if you were swimming in the middle of an oil slick and you’re sort of drifting around and the the the shear you know i don’t know how does this hit in you this is something this is what you’ve been intending to do for years. There’s a dream you had back in probably undergrad. I think now that this is actually happening.
He’s totally back in the moment. And i don’t know it’s like you know the first man in space or you know something like that it’s it’s a big breakthrough for them so yes. He looks like a kid you know looking out the window at a toy store or something you know he’s just like glowing okay say this green.
This amazing look on your face. And then we hear kind of a there’s a rumble and you kind of look around and your view displays showing up apparently. So the there’s a bit of a minor tectonic incident.
Shouldn’t be anything major or at least. It shouldn’t is what we see is the rumble you in the office. Everyone’s sort of like you know the things gonna rattle along the the monitors rumble puck you’re kind of looking around like all right around a rattle rattle and then you guys hear this kind of bang from outside and then every one of the monitors is down and james you’re there you kind of the display is gonna futzing up and you kind of look around can i get please puck and box would you both give me an intuition check please you get one plus one class on yours roger because i think you might be able to guess.
What’s going on here all right that’s pretty good okay so puck. You know that’s really is is that a red feet or is that um let’s see 2087 is i think yellow okay so yellow result all right. So you kind of you intuition.
Yeah. Yeah. You know so they’re.
The thing. That heather has kind of clues together. Yeah okay so roger you don’t know what the hell’s going on wow and jerry says shut that damn thing off you kind of got a bad in her turning that down talk.
It’s the power thing that that clues together thing that had his foot. It’s got it like baby. They’ve ended up having a sort of supported on a pole.
It must have fallen loose. What do you say um heather. You didn’t mean let’s go we gotta get the power back on okay.
She grabs and it’s kind of like tool kit and right now at her decide and starts racing after you you guess you guys both go running outside roger you can you know you’re not you know the sound onto me more. But you can see that there’s tons these emails coming in to jerry and he seems distracted. And yeah.
He’s sort of half looking at the phone and then like what’s going on roger. What you know is you know if there’s no link. There then the right now you guys are powering the suit off of a transmitter.
If this is not back up again. And he actually might lose power link to the magnetosphere and he may suddenly not have that force field protection. That is keeping him alive well that’s not good no you can see like the the sort of james.
This is all evident in your mind as this is going on so let’s do this as a series of feats here guys the first up james you can sort of see that the the shield is starting to flicker a little bit yeah. Which is exposing the suit to a bit of you know like there’s just a stutter of enough to let some of the natural gas in you’re safe of course. But it looks like there’s something starting to spark if that field goes down again with that spark you’re basically gonna be in the middle then if the larger yeah yeah exactly what i’d like you to do pleases.
First give me. And and steve. Why don’t you open up heather’s character sheet both you guys give me endurance checks.
Please. Let’s see i figure how fast you can get there all right not too good. That’s a white result right okay so you get out what do you think happens as you that’s causing you to slow down.
I think just stumbling from kind of panic. Yeah okay. So you get out and you sort of hit this stump that you cut down initially when you got there kind of do a tumble like oh god damn how did she do she falls after you oh no hearing on the radio.
He’s like guys guys. I got plans for later today you hear that it’s kind of garbled coming through okay so you find yourself in a fairly perilous circumstance james. What are you gonna do i’m going to attempt to get to the top of the pocket of the natural gas.
Okay i love it how do you think he’s gonna like is it a suit that i can control the limbs. That can i sort of make it swim. Ah yeah.
Sure um. Yeah. If you just wanted like you that sort of see yeah exactly like he starts sort of swimming to the top of the shirt.
Making a jodi feet for me with give you plus one class because of your engineering. Let’s see how you do nice so good. Oh yeah.
So you know what you uh yellow. Actually is it yellow 72 on 275 goes up you said. It was plus one it is yeah.
It’s yellow yes nope you’ve actually managed to get it just the right speed you’re starting to move cool your way out puck and heather you pull yourself to your feet. What are you guys doing keep going you know we gotta get this power back on all right. So you’re racing over to the thick through the back there and like it’s fallen right against the base.
But for heather to get to it she’ll need to get around the back so puck you’re gonna need to move this damn thing and then heather’s gonna need to try and fix this so all right now this this is something that is we’re looking at what good a good strength. Because that’s what your strength is right. Yes.
Okay so good strength can lift up to 400 pounds. So i think. This is is a good intensity feet um.
Do you have anything you want to try. And do to try and like improve the chances on that um is there any way to like lever something against it to give myself some mechanical advantage. If you can give me a cool kind of infection explanation for that absolutely what do you think we do well i’m imagining there’s probably maybe there’s like you know.
It’s a like some some wood or pipes or something some building materials that are left over that you know sees one puck sees one right on the ground goes aha that’s what i’ll do bostick. Say you know big you know like a lead pipe or something under it and starts even against it to shift it up yeah. That’s uh applause.
One column shift which means you just need. A green result. Now.
Go ahead beginner. Shrink feet. Strength.
Yeah. Oh yeah. I’d say you ask a yellow feet or yellow.
Yeah. Yellow. Result.
As well. So what does this look like as he’s sort of a straining. He’s a small guy like he’s only about five six five seven.
I think we can see that he’s you know not a tall guy. But he’s you know he’s wide. Oh yeah pretty big and he’s got that sort of lumberjack build of you know just sort of squared off and he’s straining against it.
And they shifts his hands a little and strains against it a little more chips man he gets it up there. And he’s a shots heather all right i’ve got it got it do you read whatever you do okay then steve. Oh.
What’s heather gonna do steve are you still. Awake barely. So.
What’s really what’s heather good anything spicy yeah internet moment there you go what’s up what’s heather gonna do gonna save the day right who’s reading oh sorry and they’re going to let’s see is going to try to repair the systems you want to check if you think it was an emp blast was actually. It’s that this thing fell. There was a tremor that hit and then the sort of thing that she had cludes together it fell against the trailer and damaged the power sort of like power transmitter right so she can see our transmitter.
Okay. So then that is gonna be a reason feat. Please.
And then you’re gonna get 1 for her engineering or her mechanics rather talent alright. So literally i know that’s what you’re doing i know you that’s where it’s just plus one class. Okay so whatever your what’s your reason.
Xx remarkable 30 30 k. So and the plus or it’ll be incredible. Then so go ahead man 3700 just barely alright so you get up there and there’s and then suddenly poor you powers back on james you suddenly have it the field back on what are you doing well i’m getting out of this natural gas danger immediately that was fun while it lasted.
But it’s just too risky for a test run. So oh am. I correct in thinking like a breaching whale.
You sort of like yeah over the earth k. So. You you know come moving through all this earth and stone and whatnot and you boom boom burst out the top gloaming and you actually you know fly a short distance and slowly hover and you know you we can picture that to heather and and puck have come running around the corner of the of the cabin.
You can see this thing flying in the air and james woke like you didn’t necessarily think of this before. But yeah. I mean this this magnetic manipulation.
This could actually work on the air as well right so you kind of take some careful steps. Yeah. So you’ve slowly you’re right now you’re about 50 feet in the air and you slowly start hovering down.
And you sort of land and kind of stagger forward that feels still around you i think what you can do is you could open the hole like hell thing if you wanted to talk i’m picturing puck and heather or outside right now with you there’s all these loans that are hovering around you as well to taking in every second of this stuff right and i’m just like that was amazing. Okay. Did you open the helmet.
No first say that yeah. Yeah. Okay.
She like that was amazing and puck. And heather. How do they react.
I think pucks just sort of i imagine that puck hasn’t gotten the electrical thing into like an actual stable position. So. He’s still kind of holding on is yeah.
Yeah hold on to this thing. Keep it. Why don’t we get out of the suit before sooner.
Rather than later. Yeah okay. There’s a bunch of data that roger you’re picking up on the screen like oh like there’s things that you you know you guys took for the purpose of this test.
We’re sort of keeping everything in sort of the green areas. But now that jane said to pushing the red. This could you’ve got so many ideas of what this thing could potentially do right flying hovering forcefield that blast thing.
If you and potentially you know there’s a bunch of data that you you know you’re capturing and seemingly out of nowhere. Jerry comes over and says be sure you know you suddenly. He’s kind of standing next to you as you’re sort of looking at this thing.
And you’re chattering awaited to james and you look up and jerry says make sure all that’s uploaded to the mainframe. He’s kind of looking at you like you know that he’s trying to intimidate the out of you the way that jay only know jason clark can brian and and then he so you once you’re sort of back in the hanger thing opens up you go out and you come rather like ignoring them like we’re like high fiving each. Other.
And yeah. Yakking about the science and everything and like yeah. Yeah.
And like just kind of blowing them off. I love you know what i think what happens too is that like you guys do you and heather are sort of like geeking like crazy about the science. You’ve managed to find something to sort of secure this thing.
So you’ve walked around the corner and it’s before do you guys actually kiss or embrace or whatnot you first geek out about what happened and what it did and what not right totally. Yeah. And ron yeah.
Right you can hear this going on over the headset. What do you say alright did you could make it out science talk okay so we cut to inside later you know and we see this like someone pops. A champagne bottle and it’s it’s jerry of course and he says success and he you know pours a drinks for everybody and hands.
It over you know you that wanna went over brilliantly. We have a lot of diagnostics to do but i think we really showed the board something today i think you know the raises of the glass up. He says to you jimmy project guardian is this the first i’ve ever heard this term.
You know that’s that’s the project. You been working on oh. That’s the name of it okay.
The idea is that it’s it’s a guardian like to keep you safe underneath your you’re going through an environment. You’re an environment that no one has ever gone into so right yeah project guardian okay so he cheers you guys all have your drink. And you can hear the sound of a helicopter setting down.
And he says you enjoy the rest of that there’s another two in there in the fridge. Then take tomorrow off and then they afterwards. We’re crunching numbers.
Enjoy they sort of toast to you guys and then puts it down everyone make an intuition check please. Whoa roger 96. Now we get to start talking about i’ll see your intuition 3.
So rue helio. Yeah okay so roger i’d say yellow result that you got there only i think i’m gonna give you false elan column shift. Because you just don’t trust.
Jerry it sounds like old lumpy pants and you know everyone sort of you know takes their sip. But you notice that jerry doesn’t actually drink his and he’s not a teetotaler. He’s an like he’d you know drinks high in liquor and whatever.
But he sort of like fakes it and puts it down and then he need you know the chopper lands. And he makes his way out. But you’ve definitely noticed that and you’re looking back at the phone and there’s still a bunch of that’s sort of flashing on the on the phone.
Right tons and tons of emails have come in so. Yeah. Jerry says.
You enjoy yourselves. I’ll talk to you by sat phone in two days congrats everyone and he sort of congrats guys. My team and he turns and heads after a chopper you know putting his shades on even.
Though the sun sort of going down. And he heads back and in that black chopper with rocks and on the side takes up and heads this way back towards edmonton actually towards fort mcmurray. Technically and then onwards elsewhere stone roger.
What do you make of that yeah you know i know what’s with him anyways guys you guys know what’s up with him seem distracted. I don’t trust that guy else. But he didn’t even have a sip of his drink he didn’t drink the champagne.
I don’t write that it’s strange mm hmm. Who knows slimy like him hmm those emails tang. Yeah sure well i get this time to check that isn’t it have a look at my phone here.
It’s gonna take you a while now the you definitely did have a really big day so what what do you guys think you’re gonna do to celebrate. I think we would have a bar or a place that we go i don’t know what this is not in the middle. This isn’t literally the middle of nowhere like you live here as well right so maybe.
It’s the roof of the facility. We’ve got a bunch of lawn chairs and a cooler. Yeah like i i kind of imagined.
So i remember in in the book version of jurassic park. They talked about measuring time by how much beer. They drink.
Yeah because i start off with you know a couple of cases and then gradually go down. So. We’re gonna make good time on the the timeout here with you know yeah so underneath.
One of the tarps in the in the hangar. There’s like crates and crates crates of beer that you’ve got stored excellent. You’re yeah.
You know puck coming back again. And you know carrying back. Yet another thing to restock the fridge uh you guys of course being the proud canadians you are you’ve got the tragically hip blasting from the roof.
No one else’s is you know is within hundreds of miles of here. So you’ve got no one else so they’re you know the song blow at hide o. Or.
Is that what’s called blowing hai toh. Hai. No yeah.
Yeah says is blasting away. You know as you guys are whooping. It up on the roof roger as you’re drinking you’re still making your way through the phone and you keep hearing you’ve turned that thing back on wow you know as this going away.
What do you guys you probably have like a barbecue up there as well too so wow. What do you guys you know it’s raining. What do you guys think you do there’s a wireless through into sort of the the evening.
I think you guys have like patio lanterns set up out. There. There’s a kind of like a a heather’s got set up some kind of like a frequency thing that keeps like mosquitoes and black flies away.
So you guys are able to in spite of being this far north. You’re still like able to enjoy the outside as much as you want as long as you don’t except for puck. I still kind of gets like god yeah.
I don’t know what do you guys what do you think you would be talking about what are you talking about plans for the future you talk about the test. Yeah yeah. And i’ve got jeez.
How is it weighing on you james that you forgot that thing at home. Yeah. He is um.
He’s basically resigned himself to not doing it today basically. Yeah. He’s a little disappointed about that but you know it’s too it’s too good of a day to dwell on something that he just sees as inevitable at this point.
You know so okay. Oh yeah. Cuz.
I think cuz heather and puck both have above typical intuition that they can probably tell that there’s something kind of weird weighing on james or that you know something something off about the big day. But you know knowing knowing how well puck knows james and and and heather and what not to do you think he would have you know to me. He would have picked up and what he was planning and make sure that it’s there i think he i think puck doesn’t realize until i think.
It’s i imagine puck is like the last one up drinking and he’s he’s out there and he doesn’t realize until everyone else has gone to bed. And he’s just sitting there and goes. Oh.
That’s what it was okay okay. And then thinks oh man. If only i had had realized sooner.
We could have done something okay. So you’re sitting out there drinking and the roger you’re still kind of you know went through even more wow. It seems like everybody’s got something to say to all um jerry about this stuff.
James you keep drinking. And it kind of hit. You know you get to a point.
Where you’re in the evening and you’re kind of talking about things and whatnot and heather’s maybe like you know dancin with roger cuz rogers. You know that type of you know that type of guy and he’s up dancing like a fool you know oh steve’s gonna do us a full on and you’re sort of sitting and talking to pocket bit. You know and you guys are you know getting deeper and deeper into your crate.
See it’s uh you’re in alberta. So it would be woah cheese. What does it say great western appear probably and so you are james do you when it kind of gets down to it like do you think more important to propose today or is it more important to propose with the ring at some point.
He’s probably thinking that maybe he’ll just propose so that means you need to get yourself a ring on your certainly good enough to be able to fabricate something like that right right so. He’s probably like at one point he sort of disappears back into the lab. And he has sort of just maybe.
He’s found like the perfect part that sort of symbolizes together. It’s something they’ve done or sure you know and it’s a joke that she’ll get that it’s an important thing so you head off to the the stable and you’re sort of like you know poof. All the lights go on and you’re sort of you know working on fabricating.
One of these things at the at the workshop puck you you’ve you know the beer as they say you know you don’t buy beer you rent. It yeah. You’ve gone to the at the edge sort of pissing off the edge of the trailer.
And roger you’re checking your email. You know or not checking. Rather.
Jerry’s email wow. Wow. And then suddenly there’s sort of like a creaking and then all the you know the music and the what do you call to music and the power.
And the lights and the and whatnot all goes out is like oh god damn. It it’s shifted so heather goes over and you know looks down from the top of the trailer. And it’s like nah.
I can fix it hold on hold on we do we add because at first puck you’re like alright. I’ll head back and she says no no i just need to reattach something’s come loose. So a heather goes down.
You know the main floor. And you’re finishing up pissing and here’s what i’m going to do is i’m going to get first puck would you give me an intuition check please a test. Herb feet.
Intuition feet. Yeah. Oh is that a red result um intuition.
20. That is not a red. Result.
That’s a yellow result. So. What you could if you wanted you could spend just enough karma to buy it into red.
Yeah. He’d do that i could spend only close to four point four points. Yep.
Yeah okay yeah. Body red. So you see you’re the kind of like all right.
Thank. God. She doesn’t have to and you’re looking out and like it is otherwise a gorgeous summer.
You know evening and one of the lovely things about summers out here is that you know it’s it’s hot during the day. But it cools off let in a lovely way at night you know so it’s it’s i can’t tell you of what fahrenheit. It is and it’s like fifties or something out or sixteen degrees.
So it’s you can set outside it’s comfy. It’s not cool you’re sort of pissing away. And the big heavy moon is going above.
Yeah. Like you really couldn’t pick a better beautiful prairie night and you look out. And you see something will cut over to james james would you give me an intuition check as well.
I’m not very good intuition. Oh okay. So you’re sort of focused you’re a little drunk.
And you’re sort of focused on what you’re doing yeah. Once you describe for us. What does this ring.
Look like is it wires. Is it fabricated is it um maybe. It’s um carved or is sort of made out of this magnetic piece that they were using early in their testing so it’s sort of awesome shiny.
Yeah. Yeah metallic stone oh beautiful yeah yeah so you’ve got that fix in there and yet. It’s it’s a you know it’s a little crude looking.
But it’s not gonna poke her and it’s it’s you know you’re pretty pleased with that and roger you get this most an email and this most recent email is from from that stearns character that senator and the gist of it is that it’s even there this seems like there’s been plans and talk about this stuff and like you’re at the point. You’re at you’re only able to read like you know you’ve been going back and forth to it this is you sort of sit down from your dancing. And you’ve opened it up and guys you hear roger say guys.
What’s a shield. And what the email says is deal with the on site assets. We will shield will take the shield.
We’ll take it from here and then there are just it it’s a weird ending to the email because it’s just two letters. It’s not a name it’s not a you know it’s not a what he calls. It’s not a like a prefix or another prefix.
A suffix that you’re familiar with all. It has is h h. And you’re sort of looking at this and heather goes down and she says guys.
There’s something that’s been added on here and we’ll go back to the top puc. You keep you catch the gleam of something that you know is some kind of tack goggles about maybe so in this game. We use abstracted movement.
It’s about two areas out into the into the darkness. You can see this is happening you have the highest intuition. I think of anybody got excellent right anyone else have good.
I think heather is tied heather’s tied. Okay. Well heather’s sort of the npc this time.
So puck just like old school games. We roll initiative round for round first thing. We do guys is we declare actions and then we’ll roll initiative.
So puck you have the highest intuition. So you get 1 to your role. So you’ll roll initiative forever hiro’s the only thing you really need to decide is if you want you can move and you can take an action.
But if you want to attack more than once then you need to make a fighting feet beforehand. So what do you guys think. And do no no it’s really just puck.
Who knows right now what’s going on. But you guys can act in any order that you want so puck could always go first and then warn you guys and if he warned you guys then you guys could go so what do you think pop what are you gonna do this round umm. I think well i don’t know i think shout out a warning and then just drop.
And you know go prone and try to you because of your sort of signature or you know flying tackle. Did you want to get roger down. You’re the only two ones in the bow.
Yes. That would be that would be a good idea. Why don’t i get you out so that’s the only action.
Then you don’t need to take a make a test. We’ll just make the test. When we’re doing your action.
James is not so james assuming you’re gonna hear that warning. What is it you’re doing um. He says he’s they’re here for the suit.
Okay well i don’t know if what is it that pucks gonna cry at we’re sort of like moving forward really happy. But bad email said. Let’s just do this let’s look.
She round. So heather is is on the ground floor and our so we’re just gonna leave her out of the scene for now puck. Why don’t you go ahead.
And give me an initiative roll please initiative with 1 yes. If you click on your initiative. A should roll it for you did that last one it did okay so for i rolled up one so you were up first so.
What are we seeing as you turn in and race towards roger. So he had bad guys bad guys. And does that sort of flying leap and sort of tackles roger and is almost holding him down against the top of the trailer.
So let’s do this just for the sake of learning. So we were to if that was an attack what you would do is check your fighting yeah check your talents and i think you’ve got martial arts see right i do have martial arts see martial arts see gives you plus one class for when you’re grappling. So you’re you count your fighting is one higher and roger is completely unaware so i’m gonna give you a plus 2 class modifier for that too so what’s your what is your fighting.
It’s incredibly being is ford ii yes. So incredible. And then one two three unearthly yep.
You’re rolling in so go ahead and give me a fighting check. Please wow. Okay.
So i think. 51 is a yellow result. So.
What do you think actually happens here. I don’t know maybe they even go off the side and land. But he pucks able to sort of land sideways and get him both kind of down all the way onto the ground.
Yeah. I love that you grabbed him in and rogers like where are we where are we going. And you jump and you both sort of fall down and roger he sort of tumble.
You know a rolls with you in this sort of heap whoo hoo. And it’s down. And that’s when you start hearing.
The first of the gunfire wow. And the your the smashing of lights. Heather says.
There’s something in here and jeans. You sort of hear all of this and you look over and there are two guys who are dressed in basically like you know a kind of like green like green and tan camel who walk in with with night vision goggles on both armed with submachine guns. Who walk into the the hangar and i must say the hangar is split into two different areas and then they’re they’re basically one area away from you with your endurance.
I think you can move to areas per turn. So what is it you do what you can do as well. I’ll give you some other options here you can choose to make a there are defensive actions in this as well and what that does it just makes other people’s tests harder so you could make say a dodge check.
It’s an agility test or jody feet. And then however well you do if you take a look at the very top of the sheet. They’re dodging depending on what result you get that’s how many class penalties.
They get to their attack. Oh okay yeah sure so what do you want to do you don’t have to do that that’s just one option you could also like make a run for the suit. A bet.
I mean. There’s no power in it right now right so probably try like is there only the one entrance to the hangar yeah well and i’m just gonna die. Here so i will try to use my ability to setup.
A dodge. So that they can’t get to me okay go ahead and give me a jody feet. Please.
What color result is that is that green 73. Yes. Green.
Yeah. Three you get yellow result. Yeah.
I might as well okay. So for these guys. That’s a big fat mess.
And yeah okay so they opened fire because of the dodge they opened fire with their submachine guns bad. And so like you can picture this smashing and crashing all around you. But you dive roll behind one of the work benches and then maybe even like pull it down in front of you and you stuff the ring in your pocket.
I see and you sort of picture the way they describe it in the game guys is like if it can happen in one panel of a comic that can happen in one round right that’s about it we don’t really have a firm kind of set for it so okay so we’re round two. Then i’m rolling initiative for them i rolled a four puck you all right rolling initiative. I rolled the five nice so i should have asked you guys to declare first but what are you guys gonna do this round you just make up in your mind what you’re doing if you decided what you’re gonna do just remember that you can’t change it.
So you know what you’re doing who had is inside the heather’s outside. There’s something so it what heather has seen is that there is some kind of like other device. That’s been attached to the pole mmm would you give me a reason feet please aren’t with heather with one column chef plus warm 34 against yeah.
This might be some kind of explosive like someone might have been planning to take the power out and because this the the thing malfunctioned it it didn’t you know there wasn’t sufficient power going to it it looked like it was supposed to go off when the power went out this little most recent time mm hmm. But because of that that beforehand so someone put something here. Heather knows.
This was not here before okay well. I think pucks gonna run to warn. Heather and probably do basically the same thing tattle charge go prone job.
While heather is probably going to i don’t know i guess this do we think that if we turned the power back on that would set off the explosive well that would depend on oh. Here’s here’s one thing. That that super smart folks can do you could say because remember we’re playing like effectively superheroes in this as well you could say like take that explosive off and then use it plant it somewhere else mmm.
She is a mechanical genius that is that is a good plan so i think heather’s gonna try to do that and i guess we’ll see maybe i’ll roll to see who goes first i mean you can hear puck there’s someone who’s gonna be coming around the side of the the what he calls thing knowing what that there are polar bears in this region you definitely have a hunting rifle and i think because your military background. You got a pistol in the inside. The trailer as well okay.
So i think puck runs around the corner. And sees heather and she points right at it. And he looks for a second and then she makes a gun figure.
Within. And so he realized okay don’t grab her go grab the gun. Okay he’s gonna run back inside.
I’m gonna give you another example here you got a you got a feek our talent called acrobatics right yeah so you know this is a dangerous situation you could like jump up onto some you know crate or something that’s at the back of the thing and die through one of the windows at the back to get to expedite getting inside that that would be good seems like okay. What’s ready agility is 20×20 okay then you get plus one class because you’re tumbling feet. So it’ll be remarkable is what you’re rolling against go ahead.
And get me in at jody feet. Please. Oh.
All right green. Yeah. So you dive up smash through and tumble inside.
You’re a little bloodied. But i mean this ain’t the first time you’ve been in a fight. I’ll see your james.
What are you doing this round. James is going to try and improvise a weapon. Okay.
What’s he thinking well he’s thinking like he’s here in the lab with all their stuff and they’ve been talking all night about what they think that sort of blast that came off of the suit was he’s gonna try and mimic it with some of the equipment in the lab on a smaller scale. Yeah. One of your prototypes was a what he called i basically i magnetic drill.
Yeah exactly it’s sort of pick up the magnetic drill and try and manipulate it so he can create the same effect threads sort of or what that’s i love that so i’m not you’re not well let’s let’s do this first. I’m gonna let you make two actions here you’re still be able to attack with us let’s make a reason feet first to see if you can get this thing working. So that is and then you also get the 1 call and shift.
Because o84 holy 84. On amazing is holy okay. So that’s yellow yeah and your god seven away from a red feet honor let’s do it okay.
So what that’s gonna do then is i’m actually in a bump that damage this thing does for a couple of shots up to monstrous wow. Nice okay so now they give me you you activate this thing. I need you to make a a jody test place or jody feet.
This is you shooting these guys okay sure sting whoa all right so just makes green or no it’s in the middle of the green okay now to give you guys a sense and you guys can tell that you guys have each have a health staff. Right health is the sum of the first four stats of phase. Rip your fighting.
Agility strength endurance. All added. Together your karma is the last three added together.
So your health. You can tell what you guys each have you know james who’s okay you know physically is 56 puck. Who’s a pretty badass got 90 roger who’s you know he’s more of a lover than a fighter.
He’s got 24 health these guys just so you can kind of give some context to the damage. Doing these guys have a health of 46 and they have typical armor. Which means it reduces damage by six your first blast here james is at monstrous damage.
So it does 75 points of damage you hit this one of these guys goes flying. You know out of the thing and skittering along this is their thing like a broken doll. Wow.
Steve. What is roger doing so rocker was gonna put on one of his prototype neural net. Things and send up one of the drones that they have that they were working on this technology.
With this lying around. Yeah. Yeah okay.
So something he’s been working on so. Maybe. You uh you got little sticky things right let you pull out and come to the side of your head.
I love that okay and then you these drones go up yes you’ve got these drones that what were you trying to do with these drones. I’m gonna scope out the environment. See what we’re up against a little bit okay.
So you think you sort of get them up and then activate the sensors give me an an intuition check. And i’ll give you a plus. Two column shift.
Because of your you’ve got multiple drones and they’ve got like multiple. What kinds of sensors. You said intuition.
Yes. Please. So you not only have you practice.
Anyone. What’s your intuition with plus to call. That’s for sure.
What is your intuition. Typical plus to column is excellent. So in yellow feet.
So yeah. There are precisely. Six soldiers who have come in to try and kill you guys one of which you’ve just seen gone flying like a broken doll out of the hangar for some reason okay so those these are the yellow result did you want to draw fire from some of these these guys uh yeah.
If you’re gonna buzz them around their head firing up at the thing so two are gonna are gonna break into like bust the front the first door open so they’re getting the same areas you puck they’re not going to attack this round. But there’s two in the same areas you there’s one that’s come around the corner. Where heather is what’s head.
They’re gonna do she’s gonna pull that thing off of the yeah. Yeah okay so will station you guys that because we get it off. And then james is gone that’s wrong okay end of the round guys.
I’m gonna make one i’ll see one attack on roger. But one of the guys is coming on the corner. 59.
Okay so rogelio you are hit and you take 20 points of damage from this burst fire. So you’ve only got four left jesus alright. So that is end of that round guys what do you think about what you’re gonna do this next turn and then we’ll roll initiative.
I only got a five so puck beat by five okay so you guys get to go first. What are you guys doing you got there’s two soldiers that have come around the back. Where you are they’re.
Steve o. There’s one soldier left with you james and there’s two in the same area with you talk what do you want to do so. Here’s a first thing is so let me just back up here.
So what you can do what it what is your fighting at at base per for me. Yeah your fighting stop fighting stat is incredible forty yep so if you wanted to say attack two different targets in the same round. What you do this before you roll initiative is you make a it’s a remarkable difficulty because your fighting is incredible that means you just need a green feet.
Result or better you can attack two with no penalty. Okay okay. If you fail you get minus two classes to all your actions that round alright hey and then if you wanted to attack three.
I believe that is a it’s i think it’s an amazing fighting chest. So like if you and you can attack one target more than once as well so you don’t need to spread it around you just get two attacks in that same round. So um would knowing that would puck have wanted to try and make two attacks that’s right yeah.
That’s what i was thinking is shoot twice was probably the the way to get us a diamond. You’ve you’re sort of in that common area right now and they just burst in the door. So they’re sort of between you and the weapons right now um.
Well then to attack still sounds like a good idea. Give me a fighting test. And you get plus one class because of your what he called martial arts be yep whoa nice okay so you got two attacks no penalties.
What do you wanna do so i’m gonna wanna. I guess hit the first one of them probably try to knock the gun out of his hands is i think my okay so with a um. Let’s see that’d be a blunt attack.
If you get a slam result. I’ll let you knock the gun out of his hand. So go ahead and make another fighting yeah.
And plus. One plus. One class cuz of martial arts b.
Ooh. Not so good okay so you’re racing in and i sort of like tussling with this guy well i can spend karma i can spend karma. I can spend four points of karma to get up to a green at least.
So then what you do is now pakistan. Alt. You normally do damage equal to your strength with maligne.
So it’d be 10 points of damage. What you couldn’t do instead is he has that cartwheel attack as especially yes. Which does 20 damage instead okay.
And you would use heat. Normally charging uses your endurance stat as the attack thing. But pucks special thing is using fighting so you would have made the same roll okay you have spent a little more karma to get a hit.
But yeah you’d slam into these guys. Yeah that sounds good hey so bam you hit this guy against the wall. He souls and dropped the gun.
But he takes 20 points of damage make a second attack on the same guy or a different guy. I think attack on the other guy yep and then fighting role 60 60. So.
Let’s say that is yes. No that’s enough okay. So.
Then the other guy you sort of like racing and like tackle against as one guys slams against the wall. The other guy turns. This is a submachine gun to hit you and you sort of kick out.
And it’s knocked out of his hands skitters across the floor james what are you doing oh. I’m gonna fire it the last guy lets you know the reason check let’s see how how much damage does the way. I was scaling that his base.
I’ll say it does damage equal to your your reason so you get this big kind of shit eating grin on your face and you turn the other guy you’re like haha and you hear it kind of go. Some sparks fly out and nothing happens. That’s funny hey roger what are you doing.
God you just got shot for 20 points. Of damage. I did yeah oh hard to notice.
Oh yeah. I send the drones looking for a first aid box. Okay well um.
If you do that then the drones are likely enough you know it’s more of a you know body bag they’re gonna want if you get hit like that again you start dying all right well i need to get i need cover here don’t i anything out here. Yeah. We definitely know all right yeah.
I got a yes. I’m gonna like lurched out of that room and like a go ahead well you’re outside member you’re still outside of the building. Right so.
What you could do you could take a defensive action. Steve and you could just make an agility test or jodi feet. And that’ll make it harder for them to hit you okay.
Let’s drive okay go ahead and give me the jodi to uh feet got around oh. So you’re like oh no no no i think you’re well your agility is poor. So.
What you could do steve you haven’t spent any karma to get a green result. Which would give minus two classes to theirs it would cost you 28 karma can you know what you spend karma against their roles like to make them worse. No not so that’s what dodging does okay okay let’s bend in 20 minutes.
Do it okay so subtract 20 from your 28 from your blue bar. That’s your karma. Then minus two classes all right so they open up that second one okay so now we get to learn about the dying rules guys you’re sort of running along and you can feel york like oh and it’s unlike like all your joking.
All your kind of you know laughing and whatnot this suddenly got really serious as your you feel you lose sensation. In your legs. And you drop down.
And that the pain is so bad that it sort of fades away and you’re sort of you know you everything gets kind of muffled and you are now on the ground potentially dying. So the one guy who is so we have two guys inside. They’re actually gonna try and kind of calabria their puck so one of them swings at you with the the kind of bunt blunt end of his what he called is rifle like that but where is him where is him he swings it at you and you sort of like block.
It and gonna push it aside. The other guy she draws this knife out tries to stab you you see it coming from behind we’re gonna boom and kick him and he fought you’re gonna stagger his back and that’s the end of the round oh no we go when shooting on james james. There’s that guy who you tried to hit your your thing.
At 87 bullseye. So not only see he actually shoots that thing out of it out of your hands. And you take 20 points of damage.
It’s kind of oh you’re not like a it’s not a solid hit on your body. But you can picture your gets you’ve hit in the shoulder maybe and it knocks you down okay. She should be like you can actually change that in your token.
If you want as well okay. That is the end of the round guys initiative or make your decision of what you want to do how much longer are we planning on playing tonight. Oh.
Let’s wrap up in eight minutes. Okay. Yes.
Where you guys are i should have said. Oh. It’s uh.
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
We’re about to be finished up. What are you guys. Doing.
Alright cut. Two more attacks. Okay give me a fighting yep okay.
I will do one on initiative. So i don’t think you can lose to me the plus one you get comes from your intuition. I hire your intuition score the bigger you bonuses.
So like guys like daredevil they always act first okay so guys. What are you doing this round. Roger i need i know i need an endurance feet from you please okie dokie roger sized equality robust and then jab some rocks didn’t do his wounds this is sorry heather.
Does isaiah roger rogers. Not doing anything at this point. Okay either can jump over and try to stymie as ruins all right uh head of his head is begin under enthrall sorry or is that no you’re making the endurance roll.
Please. Mandarins is good go nice okay so you’re not losing endurance this round. What happens is you start losing endurance ranks until you die okay okay.
So you’re gonna oh i’m bleeding away um puck. You’ve got two attacks this round. What you want to do all right let me let’s see of the the two which of them i’m gonna just attack the one that’s we here twice.
Yeah. That’s the guy who who had the what he called the you hit the first time yep go ahead make here. So first one here first one who 6600 that’s a yellow right yes.
That is oh that means you potentially slam him he makes an endurance test. Which he turfed so you slam him back into the wall basically how do you see it happening where you’d knock him out of the wall and he falls unconscious um. Well i think he tried to get his he’s trying to get me with the butt of his gun.
And i just sort of you know essentially grab one end. And do that lever action against lamb and with slam him with one end of it and he you know head goes cracking back and smack right into the wall. He’s down.
And then you got one more attack to it one more attack even better ice. So yeah. That’s another guy green alright.
So he is slammed as well 17 is not gonna do it see slight. He hammer him he flies back as well i’m just gonna say he’s knocked out because he you knocked that thing out of his hand. The first time.
Okay. So yeah. Wow so the he been up bam is down jeans.
What are you doing you’ve been shot. He will try to roll reason on this drill. Again okay.
So you pick it up and go ahead give me a reason check come on come on come on oh. Nice that is a yellow results. Which means uh.
Let’s see here that’ll be amazing damage so fifth which will be enough give me a jody tech. Please. So you sort of scramble forward you grab this drill.
Yeah spin around bleeding. Oh alright. So you need to spend twenty six karma.
Oh. Man. Oh.
I have it so might as well. Okay you sort of scramble wrong you can hear him you know jump run around the side of the thing. He’s about to bring that submachine gun up you sort of like jam.
Some wires back in and boom. This guy is flung you know flies up from where you are hits the side of the building and then through falls down completely. Still okay now let’s just jump into narrative stuff.
So we can wrap this up here puck. You go. And grab your your gun.
Heather is dragging the shot roger off into you know kind of into the wood. The grass to come to get away from these two guys well picture you two guys come around the corner and either a sonic gun. Or your handgun.
You take these guys down a six down. So what do you guys make of this roger looks like he needs medical care. I think now we’re quickly trying to help roger so if you check while you guys are doing that heather can check.
Rogers phone and she fills you in about this stuff about you don’t know if any idea. What shield is like you know he that’s why he was asking. But you can tell a james as you’re sort of looking through this and puck.
I think because of your military background. You definitely know like first aid enough to sort of stabilize. Roger what i was gonna say i think pucks probably in kind of take command mode also okay military background that is you know all right we need to stabilize roger and then we need to get out of here because there’s gonna be reinforcements coming need to find a safe height out or something like that to get to where can we go james.
What you can tell from the emails. Like your face is sort of ashen you know and even were shocked. They’re trying to sell roxon jerry in particular jerry is trying to transfer the the suit to the us to be used as a weapon.
Yeah we got to do something about it. So i won’t let them use our weapon sell it to the american military. So there’s heather attorney.
Who says there’s we could do the stationary maneuver and you know exactly what she means. This is a pretty experimental thing like moving that thing along it’s gonna be pretty difficult to move. But what you have theorized this is based on your theory you’re acting as part of the magnetosphere right.
But you know that the earth moves through you know orbit around the sun and it rotates in on its axis as well too. If you use the magnetic sphere to basically stay in place for a time you kept yourself as in a perfectly stationary place while the world rotated around you you could move at a phenomenally fast rate hmm. It’s incredibly dangerous i mean to the visible eye.
You would look it would look as if you were teleporting. Yeah. Oh.
You probably pull that out is her i think i would go alright okay so where are you guys gonna meet up then rogers heather and puck where do you think you guys are gonna wreck it like you’re you’re way in the middle of nowhere right. Now the closest place is a town called fort mcmurray. Which you can see on here.
It’s a you know effectively it’s a boomtown it’s an oil boomtown right. But it’s also got a river which would maybe make for a safe landing. If you blow out everything yeah.
Let’s get it out of here for sure. So let’s yeah let’s go for a fort mcmurray okay so you can’t transport. Everyone else like that obviously.
But you could transport the suit rogers been stabilized by puck heather. It can help you get things set up and puck james are you gonna trust puck with the what he calls with heather and with roger then yeah okay so puck. What what are you thinking or what sort of the general strategy.
You’re gonna do you guys have access like a jeep or you know some kind of 4×4 thing to get out of here. Yeah. So we’ve got obviously.
I’m gonna have heather take over well no i’m gonna have heather do the driving and i’m gonna do me on medical duty. Just trying to you know hold the wounds closed keep bandage them up as best as i can and then go to a hospital probably. Yeah fort reporters have probably closest hospital.
You could call slyke there’s a thing called stars. It’s a it’s an emergency evacuation that operates the mountains too. But if you do that it’s likely that the authorities will know okay so don’t want to do that let’s let’s go.
The hospital are you guys intending on leaving any trace of anything here use your hard drives full of data. And what almost destroy it okay. So what we see them is you know everyone’s loaded into the truck you’re getting ready to pull away puck.
You guys activate everything when heather comes running out to the car. You know. Roger is secured as best.
He can being in back and heather you’re in the front. You’ve got now your hunting rifle and your pistol with you puck and these things powered up james once again. We see you stomp out into the kind of open area.
But this time you don’t go very far away you look down and you act you push it now right to the reds and the whole thing rises up. And you remember how you overloaded it before so turning to the one building. And it destroys the hangar nothing’s left it’s a shattered concussed hulk.
And you turn it on the the building structure. When it’s completely destroyed so there’s explosions from where it’s hits. The natural gas and stuff like a sparks fly out it’s nothing but a ruin now.
It’s a chance of making the alteration. This is something if you miscalculate this you could find yourself accidentally like somewhere off in orbit and this does not have sufficient life support for her for that no of course not all right did you have your ring on yourself. Yes.
He did it was still in his pocket guy thought about it and all the chaos. So you sort of up there. And you’re about to sort of check your pocket again then you stop.
And think what i’m gonna let you do is this needs to be a red result like them. But what’s happening is so it’s me reason with one column shift but i’m gonna let heather because she’s clearly with you in that heather can spend karma on this as well oh cool okay so let’s see what your test. Result.
Is. Though. You’re sort of up there vivid.
There’s a smoke rising up between you go ahead and give me a reason feet please. There’s no way i can make that red so oh my god this is so good is this surah. The flight okay so the most you could spend is 69.
Which bring it to 2. Oh. My god so james rises up and then you you disappear.
And as you guys are meeting up in fort mcmurray. You’ve brought roger to the emergency room. You’re sort of sitting in the hospital and you’re waiting for a word from james.
And there’s no word and you’re waiting and waiting the surgeons say that roger is never gonna walk again he’s gonna live. But he was shot through the spine. He will be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his natural life and heather as you’re sort of staring off into space you know kind of because now jeff you’re now playing heather actually puck wouldn’t you’re the one with thought you’re the one likely who’s got not suffering a column penalty to intuition something weirds happening on tv.
And you kind of look around. And there’s a remote there where you turn the sound up it’s some guy. It’s someone who you think you you recognize that guy you turn the sound up it’s a guy standing before a bunch of a bunch of reporters at some kind of press conference.
He’s got his arm in a sling and he seems like he’s gesticulating. Quite wildly and you kind of turn it up just in time to hear the there’s sort of a silence on you and you kind of crank it up all the way to the maximum because you didn’t realize that no one’s talking and the guy seems to be you know deep in thought. He’s got dark hair.
He’s got a mustache. He’s got a beard and he looks up and he says i am iron man and that’s where we’ll leave the session. Oh okay.
So let’s get out of i don’t we went a little long. There we started half an hour late and it really wanted to get ya end of this one yeah aim here now thanks to everybody for sticking around for that as well i’ll stop sharing and we’ll make with the outro here all right whoa. It’s dark here.
Let me put a light on so for those listening at home thanks. So much for joining us for session. A very eventful session one of alpha flight of mcu alpha flight played using the marvel super heroes game jeff i’ll tell you i didn’t intend this what so ever never know we went live and i told you like that wanted that the first arc of alpha flight was just bonkers.
Yeah. It ends with james dying in that really. Yeah.
Yeah. Yeah. Like yeah.
I think. It’s issue. 12 of the original run of alpha flight it ends with james dying.
So that is just brilliant and the the post credits scene for that would be heather on the you know a cell phone kind of you know a way puck is off doing something else. And she’s saying hi uncle. Jeremy i need your help and we’ll leave the cliffhanger for next week.
Which will be picking up three years later anyway for those listening at home thanks. So much for joining us for this special one shot for well to shot. I guess for alpha flight that’s great as always if you have any comments questions or concerns regarding the session.
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I want to thank my marvelous players for joining me tonight for this maiden voyage into marvel superheroes. It’s been again it’s been about 25 years since i have run that i had a ton of fun. What did you guys think of it it’s pretty cool.
Yeah yeah. It was fun i mean you got shot nurse devo and next week. We will be getting a chance to meet some other members of alpha flight including a certain former football player physicist.
So we’ll have to see what happens then next week. So again guys thanks so much for playing arlynn. Jeff steve o.
Thanks for playing tonight guys. I had so much fun playing alpha flight listening at home thanks again for joining us for this crazy session of mcu alpha flight. We hope you’ve enjoyed and we’ll hope to see you again next week until then happy gaming.
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