[SFS/Shifty] #2:10 Corporate Interests (B)

Game Master Nik B.

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Hi all!

I'm keen for us all to try to post regularly (aim for once or more per weekday and, at least once on weekends). Whilst adventures can be caught in 'conversation loops' back and forth, I will endeavour to keep things kicking along and get the gist of where a conversation is going and keep us pointed in the right direction.

Work, study, piracy on the Spanish main, and wild parties in Mexico have a way of getting in the way sometimes and if that is likely please leave a post in advance if you know that you are likely to have limited time/ability to post for a period of time (and when we can expect you back). I fully anticipate that we will probably have a bit of a go-slow over Xmas and New Years (at which point I will be posting from 2020 whilst you are all still in the wayback of 2019).

On that note, I am posting from Sydney, Australia. Most of you will be posting when I am asleep so when I get up around 0500 odd I usually do the catch up over a coffee, and then usually in the afternoon/evening each day.

I will generally roll Initiative (and any other rolls if really required), but not to shaft anyone or railroad them, more in the interest of giving you some sort of outcome to then respond to - I aim to complete a single round of combat within 24 hours.

When in combat, unless a PC has left botting instructions or made arrangement for another player to bot them, I will place any PC that has not posted within the past 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) on delay.

If a single skill check has been called for, I will accept the PC with the highest skill bonus as the "primary" and all other attempts by PCs for the same check as aiding another.

Please provide the following for your PC:

Name:
Character Name:
SFS ID and character number:
Your email: (I'm ok with a PM, its for the Online Play reporting tool)
Faction:
Day job Roll:
Boons (Happy for this to occur after the briefing)

Acquisitives

Android Operative 4 SP 9/24; HP 15/28 | RP 6/6 EAC 15; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +9; Will +4 | Init: +7 | Perc: +9 (+2 vs traps and free check within 10 ft)

Revvy Bitterleaf's character checking in

And thanks for running this

Name: Eric
Character Name: OP-1
SFS ID and character number: 13475-704
Your email: I'll send you a PM
Faction: Dataphiles
Day job Roll: n.a.


Correction to the above:

No boon slots, except for personal boons, are available for Corporate Interests

Acquisitives

Android Operative 4 SP 9/24; HP 15/28 | RP 6/6 EAC 15; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +9; Will +4 | Init: +7 | Perc: +9 (+2 vs traps and free check within 10 ft)

aaaahhhhhhh, but I have such nice boons.

Well, seems I'm down to one boon then:
Scoured Stars Survivor (Personal Boon)

Exo-Guardians

Male Elebrian Soldier (spacefarer) 4; SP 22/32, HP 30/30, RP 7/7; EAC 20, KAC 21; F +5, R +6, W +3; Spd 30 ft.; Init +5; Perception –1 (low-light vision)

Ooh no boon slots, eh? Rough. This is GM Skeemo's toon.

Name: Chris Wasko
Character Name: Sullivan "Sully" Carmine
SFS ID and character number: 125136-707
Faction: Exo-Guardians
Day job Roll: N/A
Boons: NONE O_O (exception Personal: Eoxian Heritage, Tier 2

Dataphiles

Male CN death-touched half-orc (Starfinder forerunner archetype) operative 3 | Speed 40ft | Active conditions: none | SP 9/24 HP 18/18 | RP 3/3 | EAC 12; KAC 12 | Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +5 | Init: +4 | Perc: +11 (-2 touch), SM: +9
Skills:
Acrobatics +10, Athletics +7, Bluff +6, Culture +11 [Add Roll 1/1], Disguise -5/+5, Engineer +2,* Intimidate +10, Life Science +2,* Mysticism +4,* Piloting +10, Stealth +10, Survival +14 [Add Roll 1/1] *Trained for Trouble

Name: Lysle
Character Name: "Harrowed Jack"
SFS ID and character number: 90900-711
Your email: PM en route
Faction: Dataphiles
Day job Roll: N/A
Boons: Too bad they can't be slotted. I had hoped to see how the AbadarCorp Annoyance might come into play.

Thanks for running!

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo)

Male Human Envoy/3 (Biotechnician) - SP 18/18 - HP 20/22 - RP 4/4 - INIT +1 - Perception +6 - EAC 16 - KAC 16 - FORT +1 REF +4 WILL +3

Name: Alan, AKA Quirk
Character Name: Dr. Creed Morvius
SFS ID and character number: 278101-702
Your email: ajbengs@juno.com
Faction: Second Seekers (Luwazi)
Day job Roll: day job, physician + professional clothing: 1d20 + 9 + 1 ⇒ (10) + 9 + 1 = 20
Boons none

Dataphiles

Male CN death-touched half-orc (Starfinder forerunner archetype) operative 3 | Speed 40ft | Active conditions: none | SP 9/24 HP 18/18 | RP 3/3 | EAC 12; KAC 12 | Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +5 | Init: +4 | Perc: +11 (-2 touch), SM: +9
Skills:
Acrobatics +10, Athletics +7, Bluff +6, Culture +11 [Add Roll 1/1], Disguise -5/+5, Engineer +2,* Intimidate +10, Life Science +2,* Mysticism +4,* Piloting +10, Stealth +10, Survival +14 [Add Roll 1/1] *Trained for Trouble
"Harrowed Jack" wrote:


Boons: Too bad they can't be slotted. I had hoped to see how the AbadarCorp Annoyance might come into play.

Jack has the Half-orc Admittance boon.


Cookie Jar Pilferer 7

Thanks for fitting me in , Shifty. I almost missed the game link.

Since I'm playing a pregen, I'll wait til everyone's in to pick what to play. Don't want to step on anyone's toes. I'll play whatever's left over.

Acquisitives

Android Operative 4 SP 9/24; HP 15/28 | RP 6/6 EAC 15; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +9; Will +4 | Init: +7 | Perc: +9 (+2 vs traps and free check within 10 ft)

I think this table is complete? with 2 operatives, a soldier an envoy and what your bringing therealthom.


Yep all here now, so all good.

You can play an L4 Pregen of your choice.


Cookie Jar Pilferer 7

I thought we had one more coming. Cool, I'll try the mechanic. Haven't played one yet.

Name: therealthom
Character Name: Thenither
SFS ID and character number: 90661-708
Your email: PM on it's way.
Faction: Acquisitive
Day job Roll: Sadly none
Boons (Happy for this to occur after the briefing): Sadly none

Acquisitives

Android Operative 4 SP 9/24; HP 15/28 | RP 6/6 EAC 15; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +9; Will +4 | Init: +7 | Perc: +9 (+2 vs traps and free check within 10 ft)

Those are 5th element flight attendants aren't they? Nice detail. And lots of cyberpunk looking bystanders. Looks like Shadowrun guys to me.

I just noticed I made a mistake with my reporting info, listing it again with correction;

Name: Eric
Character Name: OP-1
SFS ID and character number: 13475-704
Your email: PM send
Faction: Acquisitives
Day job Roll: n.a.
Boons: Scoured Stars Survivor (Personal Boon)


Yep, yep, and a few yeps :P


Merry Christmas all!

It's Christmas Day so I'm expecting some slow posting, all good :)

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo)

Male Human Envoy/3 (Biotechnician) - SP 18/18 - HP 20/22 - RP 4/4 - INIT +1 - Perception +6 - EAC 16 - KAC 16 - FORT +1 REF +4 WILL +3

Merry Christmas to all!

Acquisitives

Android Operative 4 SP 9/24; HP 15/28 | RP 6/6 EAC 15; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +9; Will +4 | Init: +7 | Perc: +9 (+2 vs traps and free check within 10 ft)

Happy Holidays everyone.


Cookie Jar Pilferer 7

Merry Christmas! We finally caught up to Shifty!


Hey all!

As you may know, a large chunk of Australia is burning.

I have just been called and informed to stand by for a call back from my break to redeploy to assist firefighting efforts. If this kicks off I may be out of comms for about 24 hours or so with little to no notice.

So just warning now in case I go silent.

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo)

Male Human Envoy/3 (Biotechnician) - SP 18/18 - HP 20/22 - RP 4/4 - INIT +1 - Perception +6 - EAC 16 - KAC 16 - FORT +1 REF +4 WILL +3

Stay safe Shifty. And best wishes to you and everyone in Australia.


Cookie Jar Pilferer 7

Wow Shifty. In that eventuality don't worry about us. As the good doctor says, "Stay safe."


So far so good - it has just been coordination and planning and still around home... its the waiting that I hate.

Exo-Guardians

Male Elebrian Soldier (spacefarer) 4; SP 22/32, HP 30/30, RP 7/7; EAC 20, KAC 21; F +5, R +6, W +3; Spd 30 ft.; Init +5; Perception –1 (low-light vision)

Stay safe, and keep up the good work. It’s so scary what’s happening in Australia right now.

Acquisitives

Android Operative 4 SP 9/24; HP 15/28 | RP 6/6 EAC 15; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +9; Will +4 | Init: +7 | Perc: +9 (+2 vs traps and free check within 10 ft)

Good luck and thanks for letting us know ..although in this case I'm not sure the suspense of not knowing would have been worse then knowing you are off fighting forest fires.

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo)

Male Human Envoy/3 (Biotechnician) - SP 18/18 - HP 20/22 - RP 4/4 - INIT +1 - Perception +6 - EAC 16 - KAC 16 - FORT +1 REF +4 WILL +3

Shifty, is there any way of helping? My means are modest, but would the Australian Red Cross be something to google if I can make a modest donation? Or is there something more local to you?


Hi guys - I got called out today and into things in earnest for the next 24 hours.

I’ll then be ok to post again consistently but possibly just 1-2 times daily.

@doc - NSW Rural Fire service is bearing the brunt of the efforts and are s mostly volunteer organisation :)

I’m Defence Force (Army) so am taken care of, but those guys really cop it.

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo)

Male Human Envoy/3 (Biotechnician) - SP 18/18 - HP 20/22 - RP 4/4 - INIT +1 - Perception +6 - EAC 16 - KAC 16 - FORT +1 REF +4 WILL +3

Gang, I did find this link that looks like it would help brave firefighters and their families local to Shifty (Shifty, if you have time, please confirm).

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade

I plan on making a modest donation later this evening.


Hi all!

18 hour day today but jumped on to post before the luxury of 6 hours sleep then back into it :)

That is indeed the RFS. Great bunch of people (volunteers) who do enormously good work.

This story is from where we're moving our elements to Nowra NSW


Just checking in.

The initial fire response is transitioning into disaster recovery, which is great. I am getting a break 28 Jan - 06 Feb, and jumping on a cruise ship for some R&R before going back to the Operation and into the cleanup piece. Fires are still burning, but mostly away from settled areas.

As you'll notice, I have managed to keep in comms every day, so things are progressing pretty well.

What we're doing - and where the damage is - pretty much 195 miles of wrecked coastal towns. Some are just fire-affected, some are just gone.

Acquisitives

Android Operative 4 SP 9/24; HP 15/28 | RP 6/6 EAC 15; KAC 16 | Fort +4; Ref +9; Will +4 | Init: +7 | Perc: +9 (+2 vs traps and free check within 10 ft)

Good to hear things are not getting worse - if not exactly getting better.

I heard the rain finally came and the fires are more manageable now but you've got flooding because there's no root systeem left to keep the soil together and it's causing mud slides.


Yeeeeah there has been a bit of heavy rain come through which has really helped the fire issue (where the rain fell) but as you rightly note, mud slides become an issue.

Also, all those roads that were just reopened after being covered in burnt trees then end up with other trees that are burnt out but still standing getting wet, becoming heavy, and falling down - so another clean up. Also, the rain washes down off peoples ash-covered roofing, into their guttering, then into their rainwater tanks - so that can contaminate drinking water, as can excessive silt and ash washing into their creeks and dams (which also kills all the fish in the river).

Still, I prefer to deal with storms and storm damage than fire damage, and if it knocks down suspect trees so we can sort them now, it is better than a tree falling down on a road at some other date like a ticking time bomb and wiping out a vehicle.

Jeez.


Cookie Jar Pilferer 7

Shifty, glad to hear things are getting better and that you'll be getting some R&R. It's a terrible disaster.


Cookie Jar Pilferer 7

Nice job, diplomacizing us through that, guys.

Quirk, I loved the urinalysis post.


One more day of work then I'm hopping on a cruise ship for 9 nights in the South Pacific. It's going to be a well-needed break, but also its my opportunity to have a look at the ship's facilities as I am hosting PaizoCon South-Pacific 2020 onboard the same ship at the end of the year.

Looking forward to my favourite boulangerie in Noumea, their croissants are the best you can get :)


Stats:

REMORHAZ TIER 4
Medium transport
Speed 6; Maneuverability average (turn 2); Drift 1
AC 14; TL 14
HP 85; DT —; CT 17
Shields light 60 (forward 15, port 15, starboard 15, aft 15)
Attack (Forward) light laser cannon (2d4; 5 hexes)
Attack (Aft) heavy plasma torpedo launcher (5d10; 20 hexes),
light plasma cannon (2d12; 5 hexes)
Attack (Turret) light laser cannon (2d4; 5 hexes), light plasma
torpedo launcher (3d8; 20 hexes)
Power Core Pulse Blue (200 PCU); Drift Engine signal basic;
Systems basic short-range sensors, crew quarters (good)
mk 4 armor, mk 4 defenses, mk 1 tetranode computer;
Expansion Bays cargo hold, escape pods, passenger seating,
guest quarters
Modifiers +1 any 3 checks per round, Piloting +1; Complement
1–7
SPECIAL ABILITIES
Reversed Mount (Ex) Unlike a standard transport base frame,
the Remorhaz has been engineered to move its forward
heavy weapon mount to its aft.


Cookie Jar Pilferer 7

Starship roles

Sully -- prefers aft guns (+9 or +10)
OP-1 -- Piloting +16, Gunnery +9, Engineering +9, Computers +9..only thing you don't want OP-1 to do is captain ;)
Doc Morvius -- captain, but can do a decent job with Science. In a pinch, he can be an engineer, pilot, or gunner. Bluff +9 , Computers +9 , Diplomacy +9 , Engineering +8 , Intimidate +8 , Piloting +5
Jack -- Bluff +6, Engineering +2, Intimidate +10,* Piloting +10, Sense Motive +10,
Quig -- +13 Engineering, +11 Computers, +5 Gunnery

My suggestions:
Pilot: OP-1
Engineer: Quig
Guns: Sully, Jack (Doc M or Quig if available)

Science: Doc M (or Quig if engineering's not needed)
Captain -- Jack or Doc M (situational swap?)


We're one (short) act from the end, so I'm guessing in a week we're done. This really is a meaty scenario!


Cookie Jar Pilferer 7

I like it so far. There's lots to do, and chances for everyone to act.

What do you guys think about the Remorhazz? The lack of stern armament in most ships is a pet peeve of mine because it makes running away that much harder, but I think they went too far. For a smuggler this would make sense because they would almost always want to run, but Starfinders want to be able to fight straight up sometimes. A couple ideas to make this a better Starfinder ship:

1. Upgrade turret and/or forward light laser cannon to coil guns just to add a little foward punch.
2. More speed. If aft is your strongest weaponry arc, you want to make sure you can put the enemy there.

3. Switch out the turret missiles for a direct fire weapon. This is mostly a playability concern, because if you're at longer range, managing the missiles is just another chore. And sometimes 5 shots is not enough.

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo)

Male Human Envoy/3 (Biotechnician) - SP 18/18 - HP 20/22 - RP 4/4 - INIT +1 - Perception +6 - EAC 16 - KAC 16 - FORT +1 REF +4 WILL +3

There are some very common boons that can give you more missile shots. I would want to make sure one player has one if possible.

I agree, a faster more maneuverable ship would be desirable, although I don't know if you could pull off such a design on a more maneuverable frame.

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