[SFS] GM Bigrin's Table 3 - Dreaming of the Future

Game Master bigrin42

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Hello everyone! Thank you all for joining my game. My goal is for each and every one of you to walk away thinking 2 things: 1) Man, that was a lot of fun, I can't wait to do it again; and 2) That DM Bigrin guy is a great GM, I want to play in more of his games :)

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Please take a moment to answer these questions about you and your character. They will help us all stay on task and have fun!

Out of Character Questions

Do you have an up-to-date 'bot me' spoiler -- complete with dice expressions? (check out Kastien's botme)

Will you be willing to bot other characters if I ask you to do so?

Do you promise to let me know if you get super busy for a few days so we can bot you?

Are you comfortable with a 1-2 post a day pace?

What's been your favorite SFS Adventure with this character, and why?

CHRONICLE INFORMATION:

Player Name:
Character Name:
Character Number:
Slotted Faction:

Information for this chronicle sheet:

Number of this Chronicle:
Starting XP:
Initial Fame:
Fame Spent:
Reputation with slotted faction:
Day Job:

Any other special things you need me to note on your chronicle?

I also need you to fill out your alias profile with all the relevant information.

Relevant profile information:

Please put the relevant stat block in your profile, under the Race field. See below for an example of what I am looking for. This is my quick lookup so I don't have to do a full dive into your character when I need to make snap decisions.

Female Ysoki Mystic 1 | SP 6 : HP 8 : RP 5 | EAC 13 : KAC 14 | Fort. +2: Ref. +2 : Will +2 | Init. +2 : Perc. +8 (darkvision)

Also, please put your full character sheet in your profile somehow, whether it is formatted text from HeroLab, PCGen, or another character generator, a link to an online sheet, or raw text. (talk to me if you want to know more about PCGEN, a FREE character creation and management tool).

Ready? Break!


A clicking noise heralds the arrival of a spherical robot that shuffles into the room on a set of spider-like legs.

"Hello, I am the BotPlay-4000. I have been assigned to help this group move forward as swiftly and smoothly as possible. I have a limited ability for strategic problem solving, so it is to your benefit to provide me a detailed list of possible actions. It is also to your benefit to make use of me as little as possible. My job is done best when I am not necessary at all."

The spherical body spun on its axis, without moving the legs, then the robot skittered away, back to whatever hidey hole it came from.

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I will use BotPlay-4000 under the following circumstances:

  • It's combat, and 24 hours have passed;
  • The group needs a skill check from you, and 24 hours have passed;
  • You tell me that you will be gone for a few days, and ask me to bot you.

    I prefer not to bot, but I want the game to keep moving. If I do bot you, it will likely be minimal. I won't use player non-renewable resources except in dire situations.

  • Acquisitives

    Male Human Soldier 2 | Init +4:| SP: 16 | RP: 5 | HP 18: | EAC: 17, KAC: 18 | F: +4, R: +4, W: +3 | Speed: 30 | Perception: +1 | Piloting: +9

    Reporting for duty.

    Player name/Forum alias: Cory/The Rising Phoenix
    Roll20 alias: Cory C
    Character name: Talc Bronx
    Character level: 2.2
    SFS Character #: 134571-702
    Day Job: PILOTING!

    Do you have an up-to-date 'bot me' spoiler -- complete with dice expressions? Yes.

    Will you be willing to bot other characters if I ask you to do so? Only if I can abuse them terribly.

    Do you promise to let me know if you get super busy for a few days so we can bot you? I'll do my best.

    Are you comfortable with a 1-2 post a day pace? Bring it.

    What's been your favorite SFS Adventure with this character, and why? #1-05: The First Mandate. Great bonding experience with several of the reoccurring Starfinders I play with. Helped solidify Talc's personality.

    Acquisitives

    Shirren Cultist Mystic 1 | Init +0 SP 10/10 HP 12/12 RP 2/3 | EAC 11 KAC 12 | F+4 R+0 W+4 | Init +0 | Cult +7 | Diplo +5 | Myst +6 | Perception +6 | SM +6

    CHRONICLE INFORMATION:

    Player Name: Dan/Ozone77
    Character Name: f'Dirksi
    Character Number: 153853-702
    Slotted Faction: Acquisitives

    Number of this Chronicle: 1
    Starting XP: 0
    Initial Fame: 0
    Fame Spent: 0
    Reputation with slotted faction: 0
    Day Job: Being awesome

    Do you have an up-to-date 'bot me' spoiler -- complete with dice expressions? I will as soon as I finish buying gear.

    Will you be willing to bot other characters if I ask you to do so? Why not.

    Do you promise to let me know if you get super busy for a few days so we can bot you? Yes

    Are you comfortable with a 1-2 post a day pace? Yup

    What's been your favorite SFS Adventure with this character, and why? This post ... so far.

    Acquisitives

    SP 14/14 | HP 16/16 | Resolve 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15 CMD 23 | Init +4 | Perception +6 | F/R/W: +2/+6/+3 Android Operative 2

    Player Name: Scorch
    Character Name: 6ix
    Character Number: # 41759-701
    Slotted Faction: Acquisitives

    Information for this chronicle sheet:

    Number of this Chronicle: 4
    Starting XP: 4
    Initial Fame: 6
    Fame Spent: 0
    Reputation with slotted faction: 6
    Day Job: Profession (Accountant): 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (8) + 9 = 17

    Do you have an up-to-date 'bot me' spoiler -- complete with dice expressions? Not yet. Will work on it.

    Will you be willing to bot other characters if I ask you to do so? Please no.

    Do you promise to let me know if you get super busy for a few days so we can bot you? Yes

    Are you comfortable with a 1-2 post a day pace? Yes

    What's been your favorite SFS Adventure with this character, and why? Claim to Salvation (pregen technically), it was run by Thurston Hillman, our benevolent space overlord, and he was awesome.

    Exo-Guardians

    Female Android Technomancer 2 | HP 14/14 SP 12/12 RP 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15+8 | F 1 R 3 W 3 | INIT 3

    Player name/Forum alias: Chris/Saotome007
    Roll20 alias: Chris S
    Character name: Rei Funkenstein
    Character level: 2.1
    SFS Character #: 171624-702

    Information for this chronicle sheet:???
    Number of this Chronicle:???
    Starting XP:3/6
    Initial Fame:6
    Fame Spent:0
    Reputation with slotted faction:6
    Day Job: N/A

    Do you have an up-to-date 'bot me' spoiler -- complete with dice expressions? I did at one point, I think I accidentally deleted it. I will have to work on it again.

    Will you be willing to bot other characters if I ask you to do so? Only if its Cory.

    Do you promise to let me know if you get super busy for a few days so we can bot you? Yessir.

    Are you comfortable with a 1-2 post a day pace? Yes, but please be advised that my posts typically wont come until weekday evenings, due to work.

    What's been your favorite SFS Adventure with this character, and why? #1-36: Enter the Ashen Asteroid. Saved Talc. Successfully engineered and computers the s#&@ out of that place. Saved Talc again. detected traps, Saved Talc. fought zombie dwarfs, and saved Talc.

    Acquisitives

    Male Human Soldier 2 | Init +4:| SP: 16 | RP: 5 | HP 18: | EAC: 17, KAC: 18 | F: +4, R: +4, W: +3 | Speed: 30 | Perception: +1 | Piloting: +9

    Hmmmmm... I somehow do not recall all these said attempts at saving my life. I remember Rei talking a lot of s&@+ and missing her shots though.

    Wayfinders

    male CG skittermander priest of Sarenrae mystic (healer) 1 | SP 6/6 HP 8/8 | RP 4/4 | EAC 12; KAC 13 | Fort +0; Ref +1; Will +5 | Init: +1 | Perc: +3, darkvision 60 ft., SM: +7 | 1st Lvl Spell Slot: 3/3 | Active Conditions: None

    Do you have an up-to-date 'bot me' spoiler -- complete with dice expressions? (check out Kastien's botme)
    Writing it now, so it'll be there soon ...

    Will you be willing to bot other characters if I ask you to do so?
    Yes

    Do you promise to let me know if you get super busy for a few days so we can bot you?
    Yes

    Are you comfortable with a 1-2 post a day pace?
    Yes

    What's been your favorite SFS Adventure with this character, and why?
    Acts of Association - In addition to being the only adventure I've played with this character, the scenario is perfect for the helpful nature of a skittermander.

    CHRONICLE INFORMATION:

    Player Name: Andrew/azjauthor
    Character Name: Dawnfriend
    Character Number: 108452-703
    Slotted Faction: Wayfinders

    Information for this chronicle sheet:

    Number of this Chronicle: 4
    Starting XP: 2
    Initial Fame: 4
    Fame Spent: 2
    Reputation with slotted faction: 5
    Day Job: None - Checking off Cultivating the Faith boon

    Any other special things you need me to note on your chronicle?
    Since I am at Wayfinders Tier 1, I would like to buy the Mobile Translator boon.

    Second Seekers (Jadnura)

    Male N vesk mercenary solarian 4
    Skills:
    Athletics +11, Bluff/Diplomacy +2, Culture +5, Intimidate +7, Sense Motive +0**, Survival +8**(** Sidereal Influence +1d6)
    | SP 20/31 HP 34/34 | RP 4/4 | EAC 14; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +1; Will +4 (+2 vs. fear) | Init: +0| Perc: +7 (lowlight vision), SM: +0 | Speed 30ft Active conditions: none.
    Starship:
    Gunnery +4, Intimidate +7, Bluff/Diplomacy +2

    Player name/Forum alias: Lysle/GM Valen
    Roll20 alias: Not sure I have one (but should)
    Character name: Sarankahn "The Death Song"
    Character level: 4.0
    SFS Character #: 90900-715
    Day Job: None. Such menial pursuits are not worthy endeavors for one such as he.

    Do you have an up-to-date 'bot me' spoiler -- complete with dice expressions? I will shortly.

    Will you be willing to bot other characters if I ask you to do so? Would prefer not to, but do so when requested.

    Do you promise to let me know if you get super busy for a few days so we can bot you? I promise, but let me pre-emptively state that, if I have not posted within 24 hours, you may feel completely free to bot me.

    Are you comfortable with a 1-2 post a day pace? Yes (although, some weekends I may only get one post in).

    What's been your favorite SFS Adventure with this character, and why? #1-26 Truth of the Seeker. Not only is this PC a follower of Jadnura, but that he was given to explain to an opponent how he, a survivor of the Scoured Stars Incident and as a vesk-superior in every way to other life-forms-had the strength and power to survive when other, weaker life-forms died horribly and pathetically.


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    Several of you have asked about boons. This is a Quest scenario, and as such you are not allowed any boons other than Personal (and Promotional rerolls).

    Second Seekers (Jadnura)

    Male N vesk mercenary solarian 4
    Skills:
    Athletics +11, Bluff/Diplomacy +2, Culture +5, Intimidate +7, Sense Motive +0**, Survival +8**(** Sidereal Influence +1d6)
    | SP 20/31 HP 34/34 | RP 4/4 | EAC 14; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +1; Will +4 (+2 vs. fear) | Init: +0| Perc: +7 (lowlight vision), SM: +0 | Speed 30ft Active conditions: none.
    Starship:
    Gunnery +4, Intimidate +7, Bluff/Diplomacy +2

    I must admit, this may be the most disfunctional group of Starfinders that one of my PCs has been a part of. I'm already having fun!

    When the skittermander may be the one most focused on the well-being of the other agents, then you KNOW things will be interesting!

    Acquisitives

    Male Human Soldier 2 | Init +4:| SP: 16 | RP: 5 | HP 18: | EAC: 17, KAC: 18 | F: +4, R: +4, W: +3 | Speed: 30 | Perception: +1 | Piloting: +9

    I take full responsibility for said dysfunction.


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    Welcome to combat! The combat slides are in the link on the campaign page, or at the top of the posts.

    The way I do combat is to set up the initiative tracker, and then let everyone post in blocks (before the monster, after the monster, between the monster groups, etc.). If your block is up in the tracker (bolded) then you should post. Don't worry about posting in order, as that slows everything down. Post as you can and I will merge the actions together in initiative order. If your action would depend on what someone before you in the order, place contingencies in spoilers, like this:

    If playerA does this:

    I have this action prepared

    If playerA does this instead:

    I have this other action prepared

    Obviously, if it is too complex you can delay, but I will be running combat updates at least once every 24 hours and if you miss your posting block, you lose your action.

    Clear as mud?

    Second Seekers (Jadnura)

    Male N vesk mercenary solarian 4
    Skills:
    Athletics +11, Bluff/Diplomacy +2, Culture +5, Intimidate +7, Sense Motive +0**, Survival +8**(** Sidereal Influence +1d6)
    | SP 20/31 HP 34/34 | RP 4/4 | EAC 14; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +1; Will +4 (+2 vs. fear) | Init: +0| Perc: +7 (lowlight vision), SM: +0 | Speed 30ft Active conditions: none.
    Starship:
    Gunnery +4, Intimidate +7, Bluff/Diplomacy +2

    Sarankahn thinks he should be captain, as he is the superior life form. However, he makes a mediocre Captain or Gunner and can do little else.

    Starship-Combat Version of Skills Gunnery +4; Captain (Bluff/Diplomacy +2, Intimidate +7). No Pilot, Computer, or Engineer skills.

    Acquisitives

    Male Human Soldier 2 | Init +4:| SP: 16 | RP: 5 | HP 18: | EAC: 17, KAC: 18 | F: +4, R: +4, W: +3 | Speed: 30 | Perception: +1 | Piloting: +9

    Talc insists he will be piloting. If anyone disagrees he will tell you why is best equipped for this task.

    Wayfinders

    male CG skittermander priest of Sarenrae mystic (healer) 1 | SP 6/6 HP 8/8 | RP 4/4 | EAC 12; KAC 13 | Fort +0; Ref +1; Will +5 | Init: +1 | Perc: +3, darkvision 60 ft., SM: +7 | 1st Lvl Spell Slot: 3/3 | Active Conditions: None

    I have Diplomacy +6. That is the only starship skill I have, until they add Mystic Officers. My Gunnery mod would be +1. I suspect that making Dawnfriend captain would be the best way of keeping him out of everyone else's way. ;)

    Acquisitives

    Shirren Cultist Mystic 1 | Init +0 SP 10/10 HP 12/12 RP 2/3 | EAC 11 KAC 12 | F+4 R+0 W+4 | Init +0 | Cult +7 | Diplo +5 | Myst +6 | Perception +6 | SM +6

    Absent better skills in anything else, fDirksi will be a gunner.

    Or a pilot. I don't have any skills but my rolls can't be worse than Talc!

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    SP 14/14 | HP 16/16 | Resolve 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15 CMD 23 | Init +4 | Perception +6 | F/R/W: +2/+6/+3 Android Operative 2

    I am acceptable as a gunner, science officer, or pilot. I'm also a good engineer. Basically not-captain is my role.


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    So, for the roles it looks like:

    Captain - Dawnfriend
    Pilot - Talc
    Engineer - Rei
    Science Officer - 6ix
    Gunner - Deathsong
    Gunner - f'Dirksi

    If you guys need to swap spots, feel free. In the meantime, let's go!

    Second Seekers (Jadnura)

    Male N vesk mercenary solarian 4
    Skills:
    Athletics +11, Bluff/Diplomacy +2, Culture +5, Intimidate +7, Sense Motive +0**, Survival +8**(** Sidereal Influence +1d6)
    | SP 20/31 HP 34/34 | RP 4/4 | EAC 14; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +1; Will +4 (+2 vs. fear) | Init: +0| Perc: +7 (lowlight vision), SM: +0 | Speed 30ft Active conditions: none.
    Starship:
    Gunnery +4, Intimidate +7, Bluff/Diplomacy +2
    6ix wrote:
    I am acceptable as a gunner, science officer, or pilot. I'm also a good engineer. Basically not-captain is my role.

    Looks like my prior post was eaten.

    Anyways, this array of skills actually makes 6ix a very competent captain, fairly reliably being able to use the Encourage Action to grant a +2 bonus to any other officer each round. The DC is 10 (far lower than if you tried to do the same with a Diplomacy check). The high DCs for Intimidate checks to Demand and Taunt means those actions often can't be used reliably and, even then, a PC is limited in the number of times such actions can be used in a single combat. (CRB, pp. 322-23).

    Exo-Guardians

    Female Android Technomancer 2 | HP 14/14 SP 12/12 RP 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15+8 | F 1 R 3 W 3 | INIT 3

    Sorry for my delays. We had guests over and my PC time was limited. I'm back and ready to continue to berate Talc.

    Acquisitives

    SP 14/14 | HP 16/16 | Resolve 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15 CMD 23 | Init +4 | Perception +6 | F/R/W: +2/+6/+3 Android Operative 2

    Bueller... Bueller...

    Exo-Guardians

    Female Android Technomancer 2 | HP 14/14 SP 12/12 RP 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15+8 | F 1 R 3 W 3 | INIT 3

    are we waiting on GM? Or is there some other action we need to take here.

    Acquisitives

    SP 14/14 | HP 16/16 | Resolve 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15 CMD 23 | Init +4 | Perception +6 | F/R/W: +2/+6/+3 Android Operative 2

    I don't know, but to Dawnfriend's query, is hacking their turrets remotely a possibility?


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    Sorry all, I've had 3 funerals this weekend, plus an emergency trip to Charlotte. I apologize for not checking in and letting you know the situation.

    Game on!


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    And yes, the turrets can be remotely disabled (not taken over). A single Scan action (DC 15) is enough to disable a single turret.

    Your Loreseeker (Tier 2 Pegasus frame ) has basic medium-range sensors, so you have to be within 10 hexes to scan anything.


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    BTW, if you haven't done Starship combat lately, I recommend refreshing yourself on the Phases and Actions. (CRB p.316 for the start of SSC rules)

    Acquisitives

    SP 14/14 | HP 16/16 | Resolve 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15 CMD 23 | Init +4 | Perception +6 | F/R/W: +2/+6/+3 Android Operative 2

    Oh I have. Balance shields, target systems, etc. Don't forget our computers too, folks.


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    If you need to refresh yourself on the ship you are flying, look HERE

    You are flying a Tier 2 Pegasus frame.


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    Apparetnly I forgot to mention that the red circles are asteroids that block LOS and will seriously mess you up if you fly into them. The ones with the T on them have the remote turrets. The yellow triangles on your ships indicate facing.

    Acquisitives

    SP 14/14 | HP 16/16 | Resolve 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15 CMD 23 | Init +4 | Perception +6 | F/R/W: +2/+6/+3 Android Operative 2

    Woo. Crit even if I didn't do that, but now at least it definitely hits the weapons.


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    Great timing on that Targeting action. With a crit and a CT, that turret is now Malfunctioning.

    Acquisitives

    SP 14/14 | HP 16/16 | Resolve 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15 CMD 23 | Init +4 | Perception +6 | F/R/W: +2/+6/+3 Android Operative 2

    Heads up, been a few days without post. Just checking in.

    Exo-Guardians

    Female Android Technomancer 2 | HP 14/14 SP 12/12 RP 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15+8 | F 1 R 3 W 3 | INIT 3

    Did all the gunners go?

    Acquisitives

    SP 14/14 | HP 16/16 | Resolve 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15 CMD 23 | Init +4 | Perception +6 | F/R/W: +2/+6/+3 Android Operative 2

    Yes. Both gunners fired. On Friday.


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    Sorry folks. Being a single dad this weekend (wife is out of town).

    Second Seekers (Jadnura)

    Male N vesk mercenary solarian 4
    Skills:
    Athletics +11, Bluff/Diplomacy +2, Culture +5, Intimidate +7, Sense Motive +0**, Survival +8**(** Sidereal Influence +1d6)
    | SP 20/31 HP 34/34 | RP 4/4 | EAC 14; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +1; Will +4 (+2 vs. fear) | Init: +0| Perc: +7 (lowlight vision), SM: +0 | Speed 30ft Active conditions: none.
    Starship:
    Gunnery +4, Intimidate +7, Bluff/Diplomacy +2

    While Sarankahn intends to offend, I do not. I enjoy playing up this PC's arrogance (which makes his failures all the more fun to play up), but I certainly don't want to be disruptive of the game. If playing up the vesk's bad attitude and unrepentant jerkiness is disruptive to the game, please let me know here or via PM and I will tone him down.


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    I know. No worries on my front.

    Acquisitives

    Male Human Soldier 2 | Init +4:| SP: 16 | RP: 5 | HP 18: | EAC: 17, KAC: 18 | F: +4, R: +4, W: +3 | Speed: 30 | Perception: +1 | Piloting: +9

    I appreciate the clarification Deathsong, but there is nothing to fret about from my side. Talc just doesn't want to put up with his s&#%, that doesn't mean it's not great! ;) I prefer confrontation, adversity and a little animosity in my roleplaying. Everyone skipping along holding hands doesn't do it for me (Sorry Dawnfriend).

    Acquisitives

    Shirren Cultist Mystic 1 | Init +0 SP 10/10 HP 12/12 RP 2/3 | EAC 11 KAC 12 | F+4 R+0 W+4 | Init +0 | Cult +7 | Diplo +5 | Myst +6 | Perception +6 | SM +6

    I really wish I had Harrac in this game. He's the anti-Sarankahn Vesk. Over the top pop culture fan. They'd get along great!

    :D

    Acquisitives

    Male Human Soldier 2 | Init +4:| SP: 16 | RP: 5 | HP 18: | EAC: 17, KAC: 18 | F: +4, R: +4, W: +3 | Speed: 30 | Perception: +1 | Piloting: +9

    I will be traveling to PAX Unplugged tomorrow and will be generally unavailable through Sunday. I hope to catch back up on the games by Monday at the latest.

    Please GMPC me as needed.

    Acquisitives

    Shirren Cultist Mystic 1 | Init +0 SP 10/10 HP 12/12 RP 2/3 | EAC 11 KAC 12 | F+4 R+0 W+4 | Init +0 | Cult +7 | Diplo +5 | Myst +6 | Perception +6 | SM +6

    Pilot Talc into Rei's bed. Got it. Have fun.

    Acquisitives

    SP 14/14 | HP 16/16 | Resolve 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15 CMD 23 | Init +4 | Perception +6 | F/R/W: +2/+6/+3 Android Operative 2

    I think Talc would be up for it, but Rei might have a different opinion.

    Exo-Guardians

    Female Android Technomancer 2 | HP 14/14 SP 12/12 RP 4/4 | EAC 14 KAC 15+8 | F 1 R 3 W 3 | INIT 3

    I'm actually with talc at PAX. Good times here so far :D

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