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I wish. The rusted out one in LA is about $18k. E-types in good shape are just south of $100k. Beside, that's Treppa's dream car, and Treppa was a Matchbox Car kid. I figure Sal for a Hot Wheels kid. And even the 2+2 Jag is a joke for passengers. 2 people + 2 hamsters, maybe. No good for a Scooby van.
I was thinking something funkier and less flashy for a fugitive. :) Maybe an old Citroen? Or an old Mercedes, though they tend to be taxified in Europe and get some hard, hard miles put on them. But I had a coworker once who bought nothing but old Mercedes diesels. Swore they never gave up the ghost, they just looked like crap eventually.
More looking for something that will not fall victim to having a wizardy person in the car. Letitia blew several circuits in that sleek, modern car in London, and Sal's not having any of that!
I'd go for a Jag XKE BUT she wants something that will hold more than two people, just in case Morien's not around.
Boo, gone. Yay, vacation! Boo, beach. I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating, and it gets everywhere. >_>
By the way, Sal's bought an old beater car to start fixing up during the downtime. I'm hoping it's possible to find something without electronic fuel injectors or carbeuration, maybe a butterfly carb. Something that wizardy types can't bring to a screeching halt by hexing. Any suggestions for make/model?
Crafting & stuff:
DSX, as she's fixing it up, she'll put Kevlar panels in the doors and body. These are surprisingly cheap and light and look easy to work with. I was thinking of having her craft some body armor, but it's relatively cheap and available online. Between Kevlar (and its ilk) and ceramic plates, armor's out there that can stop a sniper bullet at 50 yards. Pretty rad. Most of what's available is torso-covering, so she might have to stitch some fabric and light plates into heavy-duty pants. Let me know if I need to roll Craftsmanship. She'd probably ask a friend in London to order things for her, pay them cash, and meet them someplace along the train line to pick it up. I do have Contacts if that's needed.
She'll also get some great binoculars and a copy of The Helm Guide to Bird Identification to explain why she's wandering around with binoculars in case she's asked. :D
OK, still working tonight. I'll get an early morning post in when I'm fresh and have time to read and digest everything. Promise.
Problem was, I was supposed to be at my client's office at 9 a.m. and was awakened by her call at 10:30. :( I usually wake between 5 or 6 (or 2-3 some days), so don't set an alarm. I have plenty of time to prep a good post and get ready for work -- usually. D'oh.
Celestial Healer wrote:
Me too! Be like Nike and Just Do It. That's my motto, and I've never done anything I regret.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
I enjoy doing that. Hestia Harper's name in the Mass Effect name is tied to the core of her being. Sal's name (her real one, not her posted one which has turned into an alias) is also significant. My elven alchemist Syliva's name is ironic, since she considers the woods strange and "elfy". So yeah, even though others may not "get it", I often build meaning or jokes into character names.
I got through the first three episodes of the Eccleston reboot before Netflix decided to remove Dr. Who from availability. >_<
ASPECTS! I meant to post this a while ago for the new guys, but forgot. My second FATE game, Mass Effect, requested that, for each aspect, the player concoct not only a description, but also an invoke and compel idea. The GM is not tied to these uses. I found that having to make the aspect actionable really helped bridge the gap from coolstorybro to a true aspect.
Benjamin D'Blackstar wrote:
I'm open to suggestions for the 'minor noble' family name.
Because the Council of Thieves campaign made Westcrown a really close analogy to fallen Rome, I tend to think of Cheliax as having an Italian look, feel, and sound.
Paizo doesn't seem to use that standard and tends to construct mostly stock "fantasy names" for their characters - lots of Ks and Gs, if you watch Tom et ses Chums, M. Garrrrdakkkaan et Morrrdakkk! (And Xs in Cheliax, as Meows pointed out.)
But then, I think I do a better job of naming characters than Paizo. :P
NOTE: If you watch the video, part 2 of 2 is a bit NSFW. >_>
captain yesterday wrote:
New Madrid has been overdue for a big one for a while, which will likely affect Chicago (since the mild 1968 New Madrid event was felt there readily). There has also been increasing activity in the Wabash Valley (straight south of Chicago along the IL/IN border) which leads geologist to think it may be shaking off its dormancy.
Not sure that any of it is related to frakking. There's a little oil in southern Illinois, but not much. And absolutely zero under my family's land, naturally.
I do remember one South Park episode that was so incredibly topical and slashingly funny it took my breath away. It aired about a week after the incident in question... and darned if I can remember what that incident was.
By the way, I drive past South Park here in Colorado every week day. So glad I don't live there.
I like Eccleston; he's very believable as an alien. And being unfamiliar with the mythos, I wouldn't skip the first season of the reboot. I'm enjoying watching the Earth's destruction. The episode reminds me somewhat of The Fifth Element. And the science in this episode is better than in the first, where the global transmission should have fried the population of London (or failed due to lack of signal strength). Yes, I'm one of those people who's a real load to have at movies. "But that doesn't make sense!" "Shut up, Treppa!"
Freehold DM wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Had to look this up. She's inherently 140 but weighs 650 transformed? Where does the mass for the extra 510# come from? Does she suck in nearby matter like a black hole? Because that would be a good superpower in itself.