Boston Theoretical PbP

Game Master Tarren Dei

Transdimensional superheroes.
Starfinder+ for modern day superpowers.


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Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

I think for this round, Nissa, Charles and Kai acted, so you should be fine posting a Zellgato action.

@Kai, I think Legion needs to make a Pilot check.


N/A Human Envoy 1/Mechanic 4 | HP 34/34 | SP 30/30 | RP 8/8 | F+4, R+7, W+6 | EAC 12 | KAC 13 | Init. + 1 | Perception + 11

Feel free to roll for Legion, since it's under your control, Nissa. Legion has a +3 to Piloting.


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

GM / Kai:
How does Legion hack a mech? (Nissa was observing.) Remotely or must it touch the other mech?


I assumed that Legion had some kind of prong it could stick into the mech to interface with it.


Stamina42/42 HP 40/40Res 9/9 KAC 17 KAC 16 CMAC 25 | Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +4 | Biohacks 4/6. Medications 6/6 |

Fun detail I realized. In our previous game. Zellgato was the NonLethal one.
but he's firing lethal this time (didn't have the money for fusions and cool rifle (But wanted it over the smarter rifle choice for coolness). I think he's the only lethal one here.

but it also fits considering the last few months for him.


Zellgato wrote:

Fun detail I realized. In our previous game. Zellgato was the NonLethal one.

but he's firing lethal this time (didn't have the money for fusions and cool rifle (But wanted it over the smarter rifle choice for coolness). I think he's the only lethal one here.

but it also fits considering the last few months for him.

Hunting transdimensional invaders in the mountains can take all the non-lethal energy out of a person.

University just started and I've spent two days fixing technical glitches with videos and such. What a strange semester this is going to be.


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

Nissa was “accidentally” lethal a couple days ago, so she’s trying real hard not to drown her foe right now. Which is an easy way to think with the Starfish hull not breached (as far as Nissa can tell).

I get my ass kicked so often, as a player, by readied actions. I think this is the first time one worked in my favor.

~~~~~

On lethality, the Flash (which I watch with my daughters) frustrates the hell out of my wife and I. The whole “I’m too good to kill” just seems stupid when 50+ people die because you convinced Elongated Man not to kill the bad guy (who has already killed by the dozen)… and then you basically obliterate his soul in the season finale, so BS the Flash doesn’t kill.


Uplifted Bear Envoy Stamina24/24 HP 30/30 Res 6/6 | KAC 15 KAC 15 CMAC 23 | Fort +1, Ref +6, Will +3 |

Has Gris gotten within 30ft or 60ft of anyone else yet? That's the range of my two best support abilities.


N/A Human Envoy 1/Mechanic 4 | HP 34/34 | SP 30/30 | RP 8/8 | F+4, R+7, W+6 | EAC 12 | KAC 13 | Init. + 1 | Perception + 11

I am on a weekend holiday in the woods with one of my partners, so not following things super closely. Poke me when it's my turn again. :)


Gristlethorn wrote:
Has Gris gotten within 30ft or 60ft of anyone else yet? That's the range of my two best support abilities.

Sorry. Yes. I was going to post something. I just did.

Kai's player is away a bit, so whatever happens next, Charles and you would take the lead in.


N/A Human Envoy 1/Mechanic 4 | HP 34/34 | SP 30/30 | RP 8/8 | F+4, R+7, W+6 | EAC 12 | KAC 13 | Init. + 1 | Perception + 11

Would Kai recognize the bear?


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

Does he look different than the “Bear Guy” that is his older self?


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire
Kai Misipeka wrote:
I am on a weekend holiday in the woods with one of my partners, so not following things super closely. Poke me when it's my turn again. :)

Enjoy!


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Yeah, actually, I guess you would all recognize the bear as he's not going to change that much with age.

This is a younger version of the unnamed 'bear guy' you met previously.

I'm just imagining him barrelling (bear-alling?) at full speed in my direction and thinking of the surprise I might feel. It might take me a second to say, "Oh, I know that bear. He's a good fellow."


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

That’s how I read it, actually… not that Nissa saw him.


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"Oh. I know that bear" is hilarious phrasing


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire
Zwordsman wrote:
"Oh. I know that bear" is hilarious phrasing

A black bear casually strolled by my property line a couple months ago, between my stone wall and the neighbor’s. If I see him (or her?) again, I’m using that line!


I've got a fox living around my house this summer. With the campus shut down for the summer, he felt more and more comfortable. My dog never sees him, but I spot him slinking out of the bushes in the morning and heading off to do his thing.

I've also seen more eagles flying overhead than ever before. Never say young eagles fighting before, locking talons and spinning towards the earth. That was a sight.

No bears yet though.


I miss that. Uni of Alaska Fairbanks I used to live on the dorms it had a fox who would actually come out for certain folks. was adorable. Also mooses. less adorable.
I miss animal life. bears, wolves, deer, reindeer, lots of birds, etc. I should really move to Alaska again haha.

Down where I am now, we just have small tiny things full of death.


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

I saw three foxes when I spent a week in Hokkaido last year. One was at the Blue Pond (touristy nature-hike place) parking lot, and it got within five feet of our rental SUV. I’m sure tourists keep the creature healthy, though I adhere strictly to do-not-feed-the-animals.

My wife snapped pictures, and it clearly wasn’t starving. Beautiful creature.

I think my favorite creature discovered in my swimming pool (alive) was a star-nosed mole. It turns out those little guys are excellent swimmers, and not afraid to approach three curious little girls (my daughters, 3-8 at the time). We also have deer—a mom and fawn came into our yard shortly after the bear left! And wild turkeys are hilarious when a couple dozen get startled and immediately fly into a treetop. We’re talking about a tree well over 50’ tall, but still… it was my first and only experience seeing turkeys fly.

Oh, one more—when I lived in Hong Kong, I saw a monkey snatch a bag of fruit from a woman. Monkeys are asshoIes.


Ooh neat.
Where in Hokkaido?
I used to live in Sai Village Aomori, which I could see Hakodate (and Korea) from my porch. Was neat.

Lot of red butt monkies there too being weird.


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

We landed in Chitose, went inland to Furano, Sapporo, and a place that smelled like oni farts, then headed back along the coast and enjoyed sushi and Shiraoi beef! (EDIT: Farm-fresh food in Biei was also exceptional… though I can’t remember if that was before or after or during our stay in Furano.)

The locals were excessively polite! Especially the farmers and an old lady at a supermarket who wanted a photo op with me, my wife and our daughters!


I spent 8 years in South Korea. Lived 1 year right next to the DMZ, but spent most of the time in Taejeon's science valley.

I had a few trips that took me through Japan, but didn't travel much outside of Korea while I was there.

After I returned to Canada I worked closely supporting Japanese high school teachers for half a year, 3 years in a row.


Lots of traveled folks here apparently!
I went to Japan on the JET programme. So English assistant teacher basically.


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

Any chance a maneuver using the arms for a trick could be something like trick DC for Nissa (15+level) and Keep Pace DC for Legion (10+level)? That still makes it a coin toss for Legion, but a ~50% chance is less scary than ~25%.

Not asking you exact DC... I mean, are you taking into consideration whether arms do a bulk of the work vs. legs? If so, I’m more confident in arms-heavy jobs that rely on a bigger number for Nissa. (IC version: Nissa is more confident in herself than Legion, no offense, so she’s more apt to try maneuvers that give her the more difficult task.)


I was thinking of something like DC 15 for each, but it only creates more danger if there is a double fail. One fail, is just a lack of success. Double success = success.

That would make it only a 25% chance of things getting worse and a 25% chance of things getting better, right? Something close to that?


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

Yes... I’ll take those odds. DC20 is the point where Legion only has a 20% chance.

Okay... gonna get Big Red offa the Starfish. (Maybe.)


Male
Skills:
Acro +16|Ath +16|Diplo +16|Intim +8|Myst +5|Percep +10|SM +5|Stealth +11
Human|SP 54/54 HP 42/42|EAC 14 KAC 16 ACvCM 24|Fort +10 Ref +9 Will +8|Init +2|RP 3/3 Godling (mighty)/6th|Speed 40ft. (40ft.)|Retribution (8/8 a day)|Agile Feet (Su) (4/4x a day)|Smite Rival (1x/day)

Nissa, Theo will try to go underwater with you.


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

Cool. I chanced another Pilot check to improve the situation and had Nissa open a comm link so you can hear her.

We’ll need a GM confirmation of exactly what needs to be done, but if I successfully got Big Red where I want it, then Theo can rescue the dudebro from possibly drowning.


Male Chimera... thing Soldier 6 | HP 48/48 SP 66/66 | KAC 23 EAC 21 | F +9 R +3 W +6 (+2 vs. mind-affecting) | Init +5 | Perc: +10 | RP 9/9 | Current form: Chimera
Head Text Key:
Bold--right 'dinosaur' head | Plain text--middle fox head | Italic--left jaguar head

Question, is the entrance to the armory at a t-junction, at a dead end, in the middle of the hallway, some other option?


It's at the end of a corridor. The door is partly shut. It's open enough that you've been able to hear what's going on inside. The door opens inward.


Female Human Vigilante Brawler

@GM,
Could you please remove Vermilion Vixen from the game? She is Nissa’s friend from the backstory, but her being in the campaign is due to me accidentally posting as her.

(From Nissa’s player… but I suppose the mention of Nissa might have made that apparent.)


Male Chimera... thing Soldier 6 | HP 48/48 SP 66/66 | KAC 23 EAC 21 | F +9 R +3 W +6 (+2 vs. mind-affecting) | Init +5 | Perc: +10 | RP 9/9 | Current form: Chimera
Head Text Key:
Bold--right 'dinosaur' head | Plain text--middle fox head | Italic--left jaguar head

I have a feeling this armory is getting rather cramped with two large creatures in it... which will matter mostly because firing ranged weapons in melee still provokes attacks of opportunity.


Male Chimera... thing Soldier 6 | HP 48/48 SP 66/66 | KAC 23 EAC 21 | F +9 R +3 W +6 (+2 vs. mind-affecting) | Init +5 | Perc: +10 | RP 9/9 | Current form: Chimera
Head Text Key:
Bold--right 'dinosaur' head | Plain text--middle fox head | Italic--left jaguar head

I hadn't noticed until now that Gristlethorn is an Envoy. :D


Stamina42/42 HP 40/40Res 9/9 KAC 17 KAC 16 CMAC 25 | Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +4 | Biohacks 4/6. Medications 6/6 |

Yep grissy's the buffer. Zell's the debuffer.
Wasn't intentional but they ended up forming a nice little team in the last game. Not much damage output but a lot of fun tools


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

I think I’m experiencing confirmation bias. I expected the Dudebros to be Double Dragon Neon-inspired. There really is no reason, other than there were two of them.

Then came the martial arts skills…
The red and blue color scheme…
They high five each other…
Um, they get battle-suits when they leave Earth?
And they’re probably both into the same girl.

Still seems a stretch, unlike the earthy-crunchy evil Wonder Twins. But still, thought I’d point it out, just ’cause.


"And they’re probably both into the same girl."

On more than one occasion, I'm sure.


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire
Tarren the Dungeon Master wrote:

"And they’re probably both into the same girl."

On more than one occasion, I'm sure.

*High five!*


I just saw an episode of 'Designated Survivor' (end of season 1) in which ...

spoiler:
...FBI Agent Hannah Wells escapes from a container on a cargo ship out at sea. It was pretty much the kind of ship I was thinking of when you rescued L.C Preston and Mr. Moore.


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

^Nice!

Also, I am reading and will eventually post. Work is insanely busy now since I go into my school, even though my lessons are still virtual. We have this new system called Canvas which is not a bad system, but it does raise the question, “Why the hell aren’t we using Google Classroom, which all of our returning students and teachers, and >90% of the new ones, know how to use?!”

So if anyone notices my posts are slower, it’s work.


We use Moodle, which I'm a pro at, but I think Google Classroom is used in the school system. Some of my teacher Ed. students are opposed to Google Classroom, but it is certainly popular.

I've seen Canvas. We don't have a license for it though.


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire
Tarren the Dungeon Master wrote:
We use Moodle, which I'm a pro at, but I think Google Classroom is used in the school system.

If those two combined forces…


Nissa, the Subatomic Bombshell wrote:
We have this new system called Canvas which is not a bad system,

Oof. I have a hate-tolerate affair with Canvas. I really liked the "direct 2 learn" that my grad school used before, and quite loved Blackboard my undergrad used.

Canvas I feel like hides waay too much of the discussion boards, and other things nesting in on itself and making it hard to keep check of "just yours"


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire
Zellgato wrote:
"Honestly, "prepare to fight" is probably the correct policy if you meet another you."

If you’re all caught up in Umbrella Academy S2:
Perhaps the Zellgatos experienced the seven stages of paradox psychosis?

Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire
Zwordsman wrote:
Nissa, the Subatomic Bombshell wrote:
We have this new system called Canvas which is not a bad system,

Oof. I have a hate-tolerate affair with Canvas. I really liked the "direct 2 learn" that my grad school used before, and quite loved Blackboard my undergrad used.

Canvas I feel like hides waay too much of the discussion boards, and other things nesting in on itself and making it hard to keep check of "just yours"

Ha! Hate-tolerance is where I’m at.

My classes are going well in spite of this system, not because of. Every time I get through an 80-minute session without embarrassing myself and my profession, the feeling is like: “Well met, worthy opponent. The day is mine!” (Mercifully thrusts sword into Canvas.)


My classes are going fairly well this semester. It's so weird that, for three years, I've been preparing online asynchronous courses at a university that discourages online courses and, then, right at the semester I was already on the schedule to start teaching these courses online, EVERYONE goes online. I had a three year head start on course prep for this semester and I think my students are happy.


Nissa, the Subatomic Bombshell wrote:
Zwordsman wrote:
Nissa, the Subatomic Bombshell wrote:
We have this new system called Canvas which is not a bad system,

Oof. I have a hate-tolerate affair with Canvas. I really liked the "direct 2 learn" that my grad school used before, and quite loved Blackboard my undergrad used.

Canvas I feel like hides waay too much of the discussion boards, and other things nesting in on itself and making it hard to keep check of "just yours"

Ha! Hate-tolerance is where I’m at.

My classes are going well in spite of this system, not because of. Every time I get through an 80-minute session without embarrassing myself and my profession, the feeling is like: “Well met, worthy opponent. The day is mine!” (Mercifully thrusts sword into Canvas.)

Are you doing synchronous teaching then? I only have 90 minutes a week synchronous. We use TEAMS.


Female Halfling Solarian | HP:44/44, SP:42/42, RP:9/9 | AC:19e/19k | F:+7, R:+9, W:+8/+10v.Fear | Perc:+3, Init:+5 | 10v.Fire

Yes. I feel like I’m part entertainer with everything onscreen. Especially with my autistic student that I teach 1:1. That’s fun… great kid! The language barrier and autism make it hard for her to produce, which makes it hard to gauge her comprehension, but I’m fortunate to have the 1:1 sessions.

I teach ESL, grades 6-11 (5 groups of students), and I’m trying to make my lessons as similar as possible—like different books/vocabulary, but same assignment more or less, adjusted for grade level and English proficiency. That’s how I’ll spend the next hour…!and hopefully not the whole friggin’ weekend.


That's funny. I teach TESL in Quebec. My students are mostly French-Canadians who want to teach English in the French school system. They're a pretty cool bunch. What a coincidence!


Stamina42/42 HP 40/40Res 9/9 KAC 17 KAC 16 CMAC 25 | Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +4 | Biohacks 4/6. Medications 6/6 |

I sort of miss education now.

I'm in emergency services support now. (Records Clerk basically). Quite different.

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