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There are alot of fiddly bits here... like starship combat, bunch of numbers rolled early that affect things later in the same round...

Round 7

It's looking like someone will cross the line in the next few seconds if nothing major changes!

Shamshir shot misses Orsis... someone needs to take him down!

Zvei targets Lemgem and gets a nice hit

Phantom, solidly hits velocity... !

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Lemgem on the bulk junk racer fires at Nycin KAC: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 1 = 7 Hit!

Nizin has no weapons on his sleek junkracer... and he continues focusing on the race

Orsis fires at Velocity KAC: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (14) + 3 = 17 hit

Ratrod... fires at VelocityKAC: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (18) + 5 = 23 hit

Velocity in the junk racer,
- blasts at Lemgem with an energey weapon EAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (19) + 4 = 23 Hit
- Blasts at Nycin KAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (16) + 4 = 20 Hit
- Final blast at RatrodKAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (6) + 4 = 10 Miss

Laboni : Piloting -0
Lemgem: Piloting -4
Nyzin : Piloting -4
Orsis : Piloting -0
Ratrod : Piloting -0
Velocity : Piloting -14
----------------------- Piloting Phase

Laboni : 24
Lemgem: 1d20 + 6 - 8 ⇒ (18) + 6 - 8 = 16 1d4 ⇒ 3
Nyzin : 1d20 + 8 - 10 ⇒ (2) + 8 - 10 = 0 (kick into high gear)
Orsis : 1d20 + 8 - 0 ⇒ (14) + 8 - 0 = 22
Ratrod : 1d20 + 10 - 0 ⇒ (18) + 10 - 0 = 28
Velocity : 1d20 + 12 - 14 ⇒ (20) + 12 - 14 = 18

Blake's holds it together... +500ft

Lemgem's focuses on the end... 500FT

Nyzin's crashes into some junk. 0ft

Orsis, makes a good final run +500ft

Ratrod focues on an excellent final burst stays on course! 550

As does Velocity +490ft and shoots across the finish line well ahead of Lemgem and Ratrod...

End Conditions

Laboni : ------------------------------2750 ft
Lemgem:----------------------------------------|||---3020 ft
Nyzin: -------------------------2545 ft (high gear)
Orsis :--------------------------------2750 ft
Ratrod : ------------------------------------------|||---3025 ft
Velocity :------------------------------------------|||---------3185 ft

__________________________

With the race over, and Laboni's junk racer coming in 4th, and worse, behind Ratrod, she is quite dejected. She half-heartedly thanks the group for their assistance, but is clearly disappointed. As Ratrod walks by, holo-vid trained on him he comments to the Laboni and the infosphere, "Maybe now Pathfinders not shoot mouth off... talkin' like they better than scrapyard junker! Now, get out my face Laboni!"

______________________

Having completed all the missions Guidance assigned them, the Society intelligence summons the group back to the Lorespire Complex. The intelligence once again presents itself in a holographic form—this time taking on the appearance of a wizened male korasha lashunta— to congratulate the the on their mostly successful missions. It goes on to state that in the aftermath of the Scoured Stars incident, the Society needs skilled agents more than ever, and that it sees potential in the members of your group as they start their new careers as Starfinder field agents.

I think that's it! Longest game ever... sorry folks!

In any case, I'll work up chronicles!


Round 6

The race is still anyone's game...

Zvei targets Orsis and missing again...ugh...

Shamshir luck ends as he also misses Orsis...

Phantom, blasts velocity... finally, a hit!

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Lemgem on the bulk junk racer fires at Velocity KAC: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (3) + 1 = 4

Nizin has no weapons on his sleek junkracer... and he continues focusing on the race

Orsis also fires at Velocity KAC: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 3 = 4

Ratrod... fires at Orsis EAC:: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (10) + 5 = 15

Velocity in the junk racer,
- blasts at orsis with an energey weapon EAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (14) + 4 = 18
- Blasts at orsis KAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (1) + 4 = 5
- Final blast at Orsis! KAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (18) + 4 = 22

Laboni : Piloting -0
Lemgem: Piloting -0
Nyzin : Piloting -0
Orsis : Piloting - 8
Ratrod : Piloting -0
Velocity : Piloting -6
----------------------- Piloting Phase

Laboni : 15 sigh...
Lemgem: 1d20 + 6 - 0 ⇒ (17) + 6 - 0 = 23 spec: 1d4 ⇒ 2
Nyzin : 1d20 + 8 - 0 ⇒ (17) + 8 - 0 = 25 (kick into high gear)
Orsis : 1d20 + 8 - 8 ⇒ (1) + 8 - 8 = 1
Ratrod : 1d20 + 10 - 0 ⇒ (8) + 10 - 0 = 18
Velocity : 1d20 + 12 - 6 ⇒ (18) + 12 - 6 = 24

Blake's falters... +250ft

Lemgem's chaotic flying seems to help! 510FT

Nyzin's zips forward unperturbed. 570ft

Orsis, takes some hits and plows into the trash! +0ft

Ratrod stays on course! 550

Velocity maintains control 490ft

End Conditions

Laboni : ------------------------------2250 ft
Lemgem:----------------------------------------2520 ft
Nyzin: ---------------------------------------------2545 ft (high gear)
Orsis :---------------------------------2250 ft
Ratrod : --------------------------------------2475 ft
Velocity :--------------------------------------------------2695 ft

__________________________

The finish line is in site... it looks like this race is about to come to a close....


Round 4

Laboni is catching up to the front!!!

Zvei targets Orsis and missing again... adventuring is hard...

Shamshir continues his streak hitting velocity...

Phantom, barely misses velocity...

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Lemgem on the bulk junk racer fires at Velocity KAC: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (11) + 1 = 12 - HIT!

Nizin has no weapons on his sleek junkracer... and he continues focusing on the race

Orsis also fires at Velocity KAC: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7 - Miss!

Ratrod... tactically shoots at number 2, Orsis, expecting the others to take out Velocity EAC: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (3) + 5 = 8 - Miss!

Velocity in the junk racer,
- blasts at orsis with an energey weapon EAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (8) + 4 = 12 - Miss!
- Blasts at orsis KAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 11 - Miss!
- Final blast at Orsis! KAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (18) + 4 = 22 - Hit!

Laboni : Piloting -0
Lemgem: Piloting -0
Nyzin : Piloting -0
Orsis : Piloting - 4
Ratrod : Piloting -0
Velocity : Piloting -12
----------------------- Piloting Phase

Laboni : 30 (Should get crit successes... but, alas, you don't!)
Lemgem: 1d20 + 6 - 0 ⇒ (17) + 6 - 0 = 23 spec: 1d4 ⇒ 1
Nyzin : 1d20 + 8 - 0 ⇒ (19) + 8 - 0 = 27 (kick into high gear)
Orsis : 1d20 + 8 - 4 ⇒ (20) + 8 - 4 = 24
Ratrod : 1d20 + 10 - 0 ⇒ (8) + 10 - 0 = 18
Velocity : 1d20 + 12 - 12 ⇒ (15) + 12 - 12 = 15

Blake's redoubles his effort and does better... +500ft

Lemgem accelerates out of the junk and continues catching up! 500FT

Nyzin's zips forward unperturbed. 570ft

Orsis, shrugs off the attacks, +500ft

Ratrod continues to gain! 550

Velocity taking a beating is the only one to have any troubles +245ft

End Conditions

Laboni : ------------------------------2000 ft
Lemgem:-------------------------------2010 ft
Nyzin: ---------------------1975 ft (high gear)
Orsis :------------------------------------------------------2250 ft
Ratrod : ----------------1925 ft
Velocity :------------------------------------------------2205 ft

__________________________

The finish line is in site... 1000 feet ahead of Laboni's racer...


Round 4

Laboni is catching up to the front!!!

Zvei targets Orsis and completely misses... he's a difficult target!

Shamshir on the other hand lands a solid hit on velocity, causing significant damage!

Phantom, hits Orsis, even with his deft evasion!

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Lemgem on the bulk junk racer fires at Velocity KAC:: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (8) + 1 = 9 - A miss!

Nizin has no weapons on his sleek junkracer... and he continues focusing on the race

Orsis also fires at Velocity KAC:: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (11) + 3 = 14 - Good hit!

Ratrod fires at Velocity EAC: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (1) + 5 = 6 - just not doing well...

Velocity in the junk racer,
- blasts at orsis with an energey weapon EAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (4) + 4 = 8 - Misw!
- Blasts at orsis KAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (4) + 4 = 8 -Miss!
- Final blast at Orsis! :KAC:: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (13) + 4 = 17 - MISS!

Laboni : Piloting -0
Lemgem: Piloting -0
Nyzin : Piloting -0
Orsis : Piloting -6
Ratrod : Piloting -0
Velocity : Piloting -12
----------------------- Piloting Phase

Laboni : 11
Lemgem: 1d20 + 6 - 14 ⇒ (9) + 6 - 14 = 1 spec: 1d4 ⇒ 1
Nyzin : 1d20 + 8 - 0 ⇒ (12) + 8 - 0 = 20 (kick into high gear)
Orsis : 1d20 + 8 - 6 ⇒ (12) + 8 - 6 = 14
Ratrod : 1d20 + 10 - 0 ⇒ (16) + 10 - 0 = 26
Velocity : 1d20 + 12 - 12 ⇒ (20) + 12 - 12 = 20

Blake's streak falls as he plows into some debris... +250ft

Lemgem accelerates out of the junk and begins catching up! 500FT

Nyzin's zips forward unperturbed. 570ft

Orsis, takes some hits and loses speed as his vehicle becomes unstable, +250ft

Ratrod expertly continues! 550

Velocity makes excellent speed despite the solid hits +490ft

End Conditions

Laboni : ------------------------------1500 ft
Lemgem:-------------------------------1510 ft
Nyzin: ---------------------1405 ft (high gear)
Orsis :----------------------------------------------------1750 ft
Ratrod : ----------------1375 ft
Velocity :---------------------------------------------------------------1960 ft

__________________________

With velocity nearly 2/3 done with the race, they're building a good lead!


Round 3

Round 2

Laboni is zips up to mid-pack!

Zvei targets Lemgem, letting off an energy blast... Zvei hits... smoke billows from Lemgens's engins!

Shamshir's shot at velocity is way off...

And Phantom, also has poor aim this round!

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Lemgem on the bulk junk racer fires at Velocity KAC: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (10) + 1 = 11 - MISS!

Nizin has no weapons on his sleek junkracer... and he continues focusing on the race

Orsis also fires at Velocity KAC: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (11) + 3 = 14 - Nice Hit!

Ratrod fires at LemgemEAC: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (9) + 5 = 14

Velocity in the junk racer,
- blasts at Lemgem with an energey weapon EAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (1) + 4 = 5 MISS
- Blasts at Lemgem KAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (15) + 4 = 19 HIT
- Final blast at Orsis: KAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (9) + 4 = 13 Miss!

Laboni : Piloting -0
Lemgem: Piloting -14
Nyzin : Piloting -0
Orsis : Piloting -0
Ratrod : Piloting -0
Velocity "Piloting -4
----------------------- Piloting Phase

Laboni : 24
Lemgem: 1d20 + 6 - 14 ⇒ (5) + 6 - 14 = -3 spec: 1d4 ⇒ 2
Nyzin : 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (2) + 8 = 10 (kick into high gear)
Orsis : 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (8) + 8 = 16
Ratrod : 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (3) + 10 = 13
Velocity : 1d20 + 12 - 4 ⇒ (15) + 12 - 4 = 23

Blake continues piloting Laboni's ship with great skill...being in the read the ship take no shots and makes good progress. +500ft

Lemgem takes too many hits and goes careaning into the junk! 0FT

Nyzin's has trouble recovering from last rounds crash. 285ft

Orsis, continues at good speed, +500ft

Ratrod takes off out of the junk he crashed into earlier, tearing back onto the course, some junk hanging off his ship, slowing him down! 275ft

Velocity continues their excellent run +470ft (correction to speed from prior rounds)

End Conditions

Laboni : ---------------------------------1250 ft
Lemgem:--------------------1010 ft
Nyzin: ------------835 ft (high gear)
Orsis :------------------------------------------------1500 ft
Ratrod : --------825 ft
Velocity :-------------------------------------------1470 ft

________________________________________________________

Next round! Go ahead and give me all your shots and the piloting roll... you're catching up!


Round 2

Laboni is in last place as the race continues...

Zvei again targets Ratrod... he scores a direct hit. Once again, the energy from the shot seems to crackle and spread over the ship...

Shamshir watches intently at the interaction with Ratrods ship, he sees it has some device that takes the energy from the blast and reroutes it to his controls... the kinetic weapon, and oddly the other laser blast fired earlier, did not have the same effect.

Shamshir experimentally fires with his energy weapon at Ratrod... another hit! The energy seems to try to spread over the ship, but then blows off some ship. (this DOES affect him negatively)

Phantom takes aim at nyzin and fires the kinetic weapon,it's a horrible shot, but at the speeds, Nyzin is traveling, he can't evade, and it's a hit!

Lemgem on the bulk junk racer fires at Ratrod KAC: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (13) + 1 = 14 scoring a hit

Nizin has no weapons on his sleek junkracer... and he continues focusing on the race

Orsis fires also fires at Ratrod KAC: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 3 = 5 with no luck, a miss!

Ratrod fires at the only racer keeping up Nyzin EAC: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (19) + 5 = 24

Velocity in the junk racer,
- blasts at Nyzin with an energey weapon EAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (15) + 4 = 19
- Blasts at Ratrod KAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (1) + 4 = 5
-Final blast at NyzinKAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (12) + 4 = 16

Nyzin is taking a beating! It's lonely in the lead...

Laboni : Piloting -0
Lemgem: Piloting -0
Nyzin : Piloting -18
Orsis : Piloting -0
Ratrod : Piloting -8
Velocity "Piloting -0

---------------Piloting Phase

Laboni : 30
Lemgem: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (13) + 6 = 19 spec: 1d4 ⇒ 4
Nyzin : 1d20 + 8 - 18 ⇒ (8) + 8 - 18 = -2 (kick into high gear)
Orsis : 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (14) + 8 = 22
Ratrod : 1d20 + 10 - 8 ⇒ (1) + 10 - 8 = 3
Velocity : 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (18) + 12 = 30

Blake continues piloting Laboni's ship with great skill...being in the read the ship take no shots and makes good progress. +500ft

Lemgem flying erratic driving seems to gain some ground... +510ft

Nyzin's takes some doozy hits and crashes into the junk sidelines! No gain! 0ft

Orsis, continues at good speed, +500ft

Ratrod also taking some hits, is distracted as Nyzin goes careening off course, bashing him into the sidelines as well! 0ft

Velocity takes their shots, then, head down, navigates the course with great skill +500ft

End Conditions

Laboni : -------------------------750 ft
Lemgem:--------------------------------------------1010 ft
Nyzin: ----------------550 ft (high gear)
Orsis :--------------------------------------------1000 ft
Ratrod : --------------550 ft
Velocity :--------- -------------------------------1000 ft

________________________________________________________

Next round! Go ahead and give me all your shots and the piloting roll, that worked well.


Shamshir... give me an engeneering check? Or profession solider? or something related


The the shot of a cannon, the race is on!

Your racer, with Laboni in it sputters, for a second, but then with a burst of speed takes off!

Zvei targets Ratrod... he scores a direct hit. The energy from the shot seems to crackle and spread over the ship... Zvei sees Ratrod grin. (+4 pilot{ I'll assume Zveit shot the 1st energy weapon.

Phantom fires the kinetic weapon, with a roar of projectiles at Velocities, well armed junkracer. The rounds blow holes in the ship (-6 piloting) The beautiful silver haired and skinned android shakes their fist at you.

Shamshir blasts away at Ratrod... another hit! The energy seems to try to spread over the ship, but then it blows a hole in the hull. The mottled gray-and-white ysoki frowns.

Lemgem on the bulk junk racer fires at Orsises Spherical Junkracer KAC: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 2 shooting wildly!

You notice Nizin has no weapons on his sleek junkracer... and he goes pedal to the metal.

Orsis fires back at Lemgem... KAC: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (12) + 3 = 15... blowing off a peice of a tail fin!

Ratrod glares at Laboni's racer and lets loose with an energy weapon EAC: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (4) + 5 = 9 ... missing!

Velocity in the junk racer that looks right out of mad max, blasts at Nyzin with an energey weapon EAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (12) + 4 = 16, scoring a nice hit, it's at that point that the your shots hit velocity... their attention snaps to you... and the android fires the remainder of their weapons at Laboni! KAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (12) + 4 = 16, KAC: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (13) + 4 = 17... shrapnel goes flying off your ship (-10 piloting!)

Laboni : -10
Lemgem: Piloting -4
Nyzin : Piloting -4
Orsis : no penalty
Ratrod : Piloting -4
Velocity "Piloting -6

---------------Piloting Phase

Laboni : 23 - 10 = 13
Lemgem: 1d20 + 6 - 4 ⇒ (15) + 6 - 4 = 17, spec: 1d4 ⇒ 2
Nyzin : 1d20 + 8 - 4 ⇒ (14) + 8 - 4 = 18 (kick into high gear)
Orsis : 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (8) + 8 = 16
Ratrod : 1d20 + 10 - 4 ⇒ (14) + 10 - 4 = 20
Velocity : 1d20 + 12 - 6 ⇒ (17) + 12 - 6 = 23

Blake is piloting Laboni's ship masterfully until velocity lets loose on it causing the junkracer to smash into piles of junk on the sidelines.

Lemgem flying erratically manages to stay on the course, making good distance.

Nyzin's sleek ship pulls into the lead despite the shot, some back thrusters kick on...

Orsis, unscathed by any shots is neck-and neck with Lemgem.

Ratrod flips Laboni the bird as he flies by your racer that's mired in junk... and he catches Nyzin!

Velocity scowls at Laboni as they speed along the course.

End Conditions

Laboni : -----250 ft
Lemgem:-----------------500 ft
Nyzin: ---------------------------550 ft (high gear)
Orsis :--------------------500 ft
Ratrod : --------------------------550 ft
Velocity :-----------------500 ft

________________________________________________________

Holy carp there's a lot of bits to this

Next round! Go ahead and give me all your shots and the piloting roll, that worked well.


The vehicles set up at the starting line, they're set to take off given the signal.

Laboni is technically piloting her vehicle, but since she lacks the necessary racing
skills, she needs your help to compete!

The race uses a modified version of the vehicle chase rules, beginning on page 282
of the Starfinder Core Rulebook. Each turn of the race includes two phases: First, all the competitors fire their weapons at their chosen targets. Second, all the pilots attempt Piloting checks to determine their positions in the race. Any number of players can each control a single weapon during the firing phase, whereas only one player can act during the piloting phase. Actions during each of the race phases occur simultaneously, so there is no need to determine an order or initiative.

The game rounds go as follows -

Phase One: All racers may fire their
weapons by rolling a ranged attack roll against their target competitor’s vehicle EAC (for energy weapons) or KAC (for kinetic weapons), with a bonus or penalty equal to the vehicle’s attack modifier. Each weapon can be fired only once per round. Successful weapon attacks impose Piloting penalties (usually –4, unless the weapon was upgraded using one of the PCs’ prerace actions) that last for the rest of the turn.

Phase Two: Once all the weapons have been fired and the relevant Piloting penalties have been applied to each driver, each racer must attempt a DC 16 Piloting check, modified by the
vehicle’s Piloting bonus. Success means the vehicle moves at its full speed along the track (for the purposes of this race, assume a junkracer’s full speed is equal to the vehicle’s speed × 10). Failure causes the vehicle to crash into piles of junk on the sidelines, forcing it to move at half speed (the vehicle’s speed × 5) on the circuit; failure by more than 10 points causes the vehicle to get stuck and not move at all for that round.

The Track: The racing circuit is 3,000 feet long, and whoever crosses the finish line first is the winner. If multiple vehicles cross the finish line on the same round, whoever is farther across is the winner; if multiple vehicles tie for this distance, the race is a tie

Your Junk Racer -

Final Bonuses
Install a basic Kinetic Weapon, Upgraded for additional -2 piloting to opponent
Install an Energy Weapon, Upgraded for additional -4 piloting to opponent
+1 Piloting
+10 Foot Speed
+2 EAC
+2 KAC

BASIC JUNKRACER - Above bonuses already applied
Speed 50 ft., full 500 ft.
EAC 12; KAC 14
Attack energy weapon (–4 to Piloting)
AttaCk Energy Weapon (-8 to Piloting)
Attack Kinetic Weapon (-6 to piloting)
Modifiers +2 Piloting, –3 attack
Passengers 1
SPECIAL ABILITIES
Remote Control Laboni’s junkracer and weaponry can be
remotely controlled by the PCs, allowing them to make attack rolls and attempt Piloting checks in her place.

Lined up

Lemgem - Bulky Junkracer (Distance from start: 0 ft)
Nyizin - Sleek Junkracer (0 ft)
Orsis - Spherical Junkracer (0 ft)
Ratrod - Shiny Junk Racer (0 ft)
Velocity - Well Armed Junk Racer (0 ft)
Laboni - Your Racer - Modified Basic Junk Racer (0 ft)

The Race Begins!
Round one - Phase 1

Determine who is manning each gun, choose a target, and fire!


Blake learns that, Nyzin is a reasonable pilot (+4) and her junker is known for bursts of speed (+20ft)... at the cost of becoming much easier to hit due to losing maneuverability (lasts for one round when activated.)

Blake finds and installs some stabilizers and a rad thruster taken off an old police chaser. (piloting, and speed)... Phantom finds some targeting servos and upgrades both weapons.

Total Upgrades so far.

Install a basic Kinetic Weapon, Upgraded for additional -2 piloting to opponent
Install an Energy Weapon, Upgraded for additional -2 piloting to opponent
+1 Piloting
+5 Foot Speed

Give me four twitch roles....


Blake didn't find anything useful, but was able to get some info on one of the racers... on Lemgem, Nyizin, Orsis, Ratrod, and Velocity... pick who you want to know about... you can spend your entire action to learn about all of them at once.

Blake has three more rounds...

Shamshir spends all his time working on the racer... he's able to

Install a basic Kinetic Weapon
Install an Energy Weapon

Zvei was unable to sneak in, "HEY, what are you doing down here! Get out!", seeing them bolster the gate bouncers a little, Zvei thinks the next try may be more difficult.

Zvei then works on the ship and improves Shamshir's weapons providing a +1 to hit.

Someone want to give four rounds of rolls for Twitch?

Phantom also tries to sneak in and is unsuccessful. The group feels as if getting caught again would be frowned upon!

[ooc]Phantom has three more rounds of actions.

Phantom-6 - 3 more actions
Shamshir Maah - done
Blake-03 - 3 more actions
Zvei - done
twitch - 4 more actions


Geeeeeesh!

Ok... site seems stable. With the site consistently being down, and school starting (I'm a teacher), this just wasn't happening.

I'm back... will look at the last few posts and get this race on the road!


Yay... sight is up!

If the site is still functional later tonight, I'll post!


"Oh... no, no, no... you don't need to fly... I will, But some assistance in prepping would be wonderful... "

Here's the deal...

Each PC can take four actions before the race, which they may use to improve Laboni’s vehicle or engage with the other racers (detailed below).

Improve Laboni’s Junkracer: PCs can spend an action to attempt a Computers, Engineering, Perception, or Physical Science check to find parts in the scrapyard and install them in Laboni’s racer. The GM should remind players struggling with the checks that PCs can use the aid another action to assist each other’s rolls. Weapons installed on the vehicle do not cause damage, but instead impose penalties to the target’s Piloting rolls for 1 round on a successful hit. Every successful check allows the PCs to pick one improvement from the list below to apply to the vehicle’s statistics; these bonuses are cumulative.

The vehicle’s base speed increases by 5 feet.
• The vehicle gains a +1 Piloting modifier.
• The vehicle gains a +1 attack modifier.
• The vehicle gains a +2 bonus to its EAC.
• The vehicle gains a +2 bonus to its KAC.
• The PCs install a basic energy weapon on the vehicle (imposes a
–4 base Piloting penalty on a hit).
• The PCs install a basic kinetic weapon on the vehicle (imposes a
–4 base Piloting penalty on a hit).
• The PCs upgrade a weapon to impose an additional –2 penalty to
enemy Piloting checks on a successful hit.

Investigating the Enemy: PCs can scout out their opponents with a Sense Motive check, or examine their opponents’ vehicles with an Engineering check. A PC can do this as part of making a prerace improvement skill check—the PC can take breaks during the improvement attempt and casually investigate one of the other racers. Otherwise, it costs a PC one of his prerace actions to converse with or examine all members of the competition. This check does not grant exact knowledge of an opponent’s statistics, but the GM can provide the PCs an idea of a driver’s skill or the associated vehicle’s strengths and weaknesses. On a successful check, the PC can ask one pertinent question about the pilot’s skill or about the vehicle the pilot is driving (or receives similar relevant information, if a player is unsure what he or she should be asking about).

Sabotage: PCs can attempt to sabotage the other vehicles, but they must dodge the eyes of everyone in the ramshackle stadium by spending a prerace action and attempting at a Stealth check. Failing this check raises the DC of future Stealth checks to sabotage vehicles. A PC who succeeds at this check can then attempt an Engineering check on one of the opposing vehicles to either reduce the vehicle’s speed by 10 feet or to impose a –4 penalty on one of the vehicle’s modifiers. If the PC is caught cheating in this manner, the offending PC is tossed out of the engine pit (no more turns). If the PCs are caught cheating again, it is grounds for the immediate disqualification of the entire team.

Socializing: PCs may also take this time to speak to the other pilots. During their prerace actions, they can forgo making an Engineering or Sense Motive check to examine and socialize with their opponents.The junkers are busy with their own preparations and do not have much time to talk. The GM should try to limit conversation to keep the game moving at a reasonable pace. Below is a listing of all the racers and their statistics, descriptions, and pertinent information for PCs attempting social skill checks with this action type.

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Laboni, to her credit, is a skilled mechanic and has worked hard to pull together a decent racer from the piles of junk in Botscrap. Unfortunately, despite her heroic efforts, Laboni’s machine is not a match for vehicles that have been tested and improved over the course of multiple junkraces. She is not a pilot and has no experience with weaponry. If Laboni is going to have a chance, the PCs must help improve her vehicle.

The other racers...

There are five other pilots in the competition: Lemgem, Nyizin, Orsis, Ratrod, and Velocity.

Each of you get four actions, since success or failure at upgrading the racer may dictate whether you want to focus more on that or other strategies, we'll do one round at a time....

You may all take one action

Phantom-6
Shamshir Maah
Blake-03
Zvei
twitch


Ratrod’s racing circuit is a hollowed-out section of a mountain of spare parts in Botscrap, the track specifically sanctioned by the ysoki-dominated Salvage Union that controls most of the yards.

When the you arrive at the competitors’ entrance, a small robot informs you of the basic rules of the race: racers and their pit crews are to build and improve their vehicles from the available scrap around the racetrack. Vehicles built at previous junkraces can return. Racers can fire upon other competitors during the race, but firing into the audience is grounds for immediate disqualification; racer weapons must be nonlethal and may affect only opponents’ vehicles.

Laboni, the female human mechanic, is easy to find in the crowd due to her paisley clothes and bright white lab coat. She is in her late teens and sheepish about the whole debacle—in truth, she was merely aping the opinions of her seniors in the field and got carried away.

Laboni is incredibly grateful to the you for showing up to support her, as she knows she cannot win the race on her own.

She does not want to apologize to Ratrod until she has won and saved face.

You can act/ask questions etc to any part above


When the groups gives the album to Historia-7, she gives them all a long, unreadable stare before calmly stating she will enter it into the archives.

Zigvigix congratulates the group on the successful extermination the "Feather Stalker."

Zigvigix is satisfied... but when they hear of your success giving the music album to Historia-7, the shirren praises the group and commends them for their strong team spirit.

Zigvigix presents the you with a set of basic iridishell armor, a pair of incendiary grenades I, and 400 credits. They apologize for the lack of credits they can offer but excitedly warn the group, “Have fun with the grenades, but don’t blow yourselves up—I like you!”

______________

The Acquisitives’ leader, Radaszam “The Dealmaker”, manages the deployment of the Acquisitives and his personal mercenary outfit, the Obsidian Spiders. He keeps a public-facing office for this purpose in the Nyori Palisades, a luxurious neighborhood located in Absalom Station’s transparent central dome.

The group heads to the offices.

The plain white doors of the office slide open to reveal a stark, dimly lit room. The chamber is bleak and expressionless in its emptiness—no vanities line its smooth black walls, and no signs of use mar its smooth black furniture. The only occupants of the suite are a bug-eyed tadpole wriggling in a glowing blue aquarium and a reptilian vesk seated behind an onyx desk. The vesk gestures to a number of chairs in front of him, his features sharply illuminated by the light of his desk’s green holoscreen. “The new graduates,” he greets, in a low and pleasant voice. “Good day. I am Radaszam, though since you are here, I should hope you already knew."

“I trust you are aware of our Society’s traditions, so I will cut to the point. I have a minor situation that needs resolution. One of our members, a human named Laboni, had a rather public altercation with a junk scavenger from the Spike. You might be more familiar with the scavenger than I, actually; he is a ysoki who fancifully calls himself Ratrod. I am told he runs a popular racing competition that has, hmm, several hundreds of thousands of viewers on the station’s infosphere. For some reason, Laboni felt the need to tell him that any ‘real’ mechanic could easily beat the garbage that Ratrod and his associates slap together. Now that Ratrod has issued an infosphere-wide demand that she race him and prove it, Laboni doubts she can back that claim up."

“Embarrassing, isn’t it? Not really the sort of troublemaker that suits our Society. Perhaps she would be better suited to the bottom of a trash compactor... Well, we cannot afford to throw her out, not after so many Starfinders were lost in the Scoured Stars. Besides, we can’t let people think we are so weak that we can’t control our own members, or that we cannot stand up to a scrapyard junker. No, I would like you to assist Laboni in winning this race. Show our detractors that even the least of our Society is not someone to be trifled with.”

Radaszam gives the group directions to the race’s location in Botscrap and hands them badges marking the them as Laboni’s official pit crew. He suggests the they do not delay, as they need as much time as they can to help with the race.


You are now standing free of the crowd, with Historia-7's album in hand, and your primary mission complete.


The line was very long... but no-one is fatigued (DC 12)...

Shamshir picks up the album intended as a gift for Historia-7. And then picks up a second album.

Blake, a Zvei also snag a copy of "Star Sugar Heart love!!!" (50 Credits for each purchase after Historia-7's which Zigvigix covered.)

The crowd is very exuberant and eager to see the album in your hands, slapping high fives and low-whatevers...

Everyone sneaks through safely, but Phantom who is jostled around, falls, and takes bludgeoning damage: 1d4 ⇒ 4 from getting stepped on and banged around in the mayhem.


Sorry, back in the world (from off the grid in the Redwoods, and hectic ness when I got back)... will post tomorrow! (It's an f'ing long line...)


It looks as if the line is well monitored, if not by staff, by those that have been waiting in line already... some apparently camping out, some is Strawberry Machine Cake garb...

... the party stands in line... they're in pretty good spirits, quietly discussing their exciting recent adventures and success, but after the first hour of slow moving, spirts dwindle. And it goes down hill from there... SIX full hours later the group makes it to the check out line, an abundance of albums still available for purchase at 50 credits each..

Everyone...
DC 12 Fort Save or fatigued
(And give me a DC 11 Reflex save)

With the pounding lyrics of Strawberry Machine Cake assaulting the group they approach the check out counter.

Lyrics:

♫ I am she as you are he as you are me
And we are all together
See how they run from our Manta guns
See how they lie
They’re lying

Contemplating mistakes
Waiting for the group to come
Psychedelic walrus, stupid bloody chain gang
Teltham’s been a naughty boy
How you’ve been led along

I am the star friend
We are the star friends
We are the walrus
Goo goo g'joob

All the starfinders swimming
Pretty little starfinders in a row
See how they fly see how they die
See how they run
I'm crying
I'm crying, I'm crying, I'm crying

Strawberry Machine Cake
Pumped with the volume high
Empty jars of ertis oil, missing manta team
Oshessa’s a naughty girl
You let your followers down

I am the star friend
We are the star friends
We are the walrus
Goo goo g'joob

Swimming in a cracked relic room
Waiting for snakes to come
If snakes don't come you don’t catch the scum
Guess we can’t complain

I am the star friend (You can join us too)
We are the star friends (We’re over the moon)
I am the walrus
Goo goo g'joob, goo goo goo g'joob

Expert, textpert sotto voce
Don't you think Sophia laughs at you (Ho ho ho, hee hee hee, hah hah hah)
See how they sigh, jokes from Keskodai
See how we’ve tried
I'm crying

Then there’s our mission
Seeking Chlophirum
Joining the sermon singing Halleluia
That’s when we decided Oshessa had to go

I am the star friend
We are the star friends
We are the walrus

Goo goo g'joob, goo goo goo g'joob
Goo goo g'joob, goo goo goo g'joob, goo goo ♫

"Hey there fellow Cake Head! What will you have?!", And the clerk gestures to the new Strawberry Machine Cake album...


The party makes their way to Audio Blaster Emporium, and are dismayed to see a raucous line extending out of the store and around the block! It appears to be moving slowly. There is a large holographic sign proclaiming, "GET THE NEW STRAWBERRY MACHINE CAKE ALBUM HERE... GET YOUR EXCLUSIVE ALBUM NOW! NOT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!."

Someone walking out of the store says... "HAIRY BALLS YES! This is worth the six hour wait!!!"


Blake, still stealthy, but this time also hitting the beast!

It staggers, but remains up!

Phantom's round takes the creature down. It slumps to the floor in a feathery pile.

Station security must have been watching as shortly after the Feather Stalker (as you later learn it's called) security moves into the warehouse to start removing cargo and freeing up space for the Exo-Guardians.


out of town till Sunday.... mostly offline


Zvei curses...


Zvie's laser leaves a nice little burn mark... and the sherikens are doing a number on the beast as another lodges in it's vitals. Blake is well concealed, but misses again! Phantom blows open another crate... some medical supplies fall out the damaged crate.

There's no info about twitch in his profile really and the drone is melees, so I'll keep him out of combat.
Twitch pulls farther back...

The beast rushes Shamshir and takes a feathery swing!
feather appendage KAC: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (2) + 8 = 10
Damage B: 1d6 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7

The feathery appendage brushes his face... making him want to sneeze... scrunching his nose he gets over it.

Bold is up!
Round 4
Zvei
Beastie (30)
Blake-03
Phantom-6 (Sickened 1 rounds)
Shamshir
twitch

Round 5
Zvei
Beastie (30)
Blake-03
Phantom-6
Shamshir
twitch


Blake knows he was stealthy enough, the creature was totally unaware, by the laser still missed his target... deep breath, next time.

Twitch withdraws!

The beast shoots a feather harpoon at Shamshir

The feather makes a solid hit...

Vs KAC: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (16) + 10 = 26
Damage p: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 = 3
DC 11 Fortitude or sickened for 1d4 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 1 = 5 rounds

Bold is up

Round 3
Zvei
Beastie (21)
Blake-03
Phantom-6 (Sickened 2 rounds)
Shamshir
twitch

Round 3
Zvei
Beastie (21)
Blake-03
Phantom-6 (Sickened 1 rounds)
Shamshir
twitch


Zvei's shot ricochets off the floor, but Phantom and Shamshir's attempts fly true, both landing solid hits.

Round 2
Zvei
Beastie (9)
Blake-03
Phantom-6 (Sickened 3 rounds)
Shamshir
twitch

Round 3
Zvei
------------
Beastie (21)
Blake-03
Phantom-6 (Sickened 2 rounds)
Shamshir
twitch


D3-K0 moves in, it's blade narrowly missing the creature.

The creature strikes at twitch, being right in front of him and all... scoring a solid hit...

Feather appendage vs KAC: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (14) + 8 = 22
Damage Bludgeoning: 1d6 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7

Bold can go (including Zvei for round 3)

Round 2
Zvei
Beastie (9)
Blake-03
Phantom-6 (Sickened 3 rounds)
Shamshir
twitch

Round 3
Zvei
Beastie (9)
Blake-03
Phantom-6 (Sickened 2 rounds)
Shamshir
twitch


The warehouse erupts into commotion as everyone moves in to attack

Shamshir moves forward and with blinding motion whirls a throwing star at the beast, it lodges deep into its main meaty-part, the torso holding the quivering feathers.

Zvei's shot seems true, but then it’s clear that the round passed right through the feathery appendages without causing any damage. Blake's laser blast puts a hole in a nearby crate.

Phanton’s shot is high as well.

Can someone give me an action for Twitch

Round 1
Bold is up!
Zvei
Beastie
Blake-03 
Phantom-6 (Sickened 4 rounds) 

Shamshir
twitch

Round2
Zvei (already gone)
Beastie (9)
Blake-03
Phantom-6 (Sickened 3 rounds)
Shamshir
twitch


The party can hear the creature scuttling about, then those with line-of-site see a large creature climb over the edge of the pit... going for phantom. When Phantom is not immediately evident, it turns, seeing Twitch... and releases another feather projectile.

attack KAC: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (9) + 10 = 19
damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (5) + 2 = 7
Phantom DC 11 Fortitude or sickened for 1d4 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 2 rounds

The creature lets out a squeal as it's feather-like appendages spread out and vibrate...

Round 1
Bold is up!

Zvei
Beastie
Blake-03
Phantom-6 (Sickened 4 rounds)
Shamshir
twitch

Round2
Zvei
Beastie
Blake-03
Phantom-6 (Sickened 3 rounds)
Shamshir
twitch


Phantom... you can act too


Phantom Athletics: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (7) + 5 = 12
Phantom Perception: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (18) + 5 = 23

Phantom easily climbs the box... as they move to throw something into the pit they lock eyes with the creature...

init:

Zvei; init: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (17) + 4 = 21
Blake-03; Init: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (11) + 5 = 16
Shamshir; Init: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (4) + 5 = 9
Phantom-6; init: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (10) + 5 = 15
twitch; init: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 8
Beastie: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (17) + 3 = 20

The creature with blinding quickness releases a feather looking object that flies towards Phantom.
attack KAC: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (12) + 10 = 22
damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5
Phantom DC 11 Fortitude or sickened for 1d4 + 1 ⇒ (3) + 1 = 4 rounds

just bold is up!

Surprise Round
Beastie
Phantom

No one can see the beast yet but phantom, the pit is 10' deep. Everyone sees the feather shoot out and hit phantom

Round 1

Zvei <-- Can act
Beastie
Blake-03
Phantom-6
Shamshir
twitch

Sorry, phantom, I see now you didn't say you hopped on the box, but pretty much the same thing... I'll let you hop off without a roll if you wish


Map added

No one sees anything more than described...


Sorry, at PaizoCon (sorry, not sorry!)... will post, if and when I can... just got in a bit ago... need sleep!


The holo recordings show a large black-and-white creature, a crinoid, made up of long feathery appendages and little else.

Shamshir remembers that Feather Stalkers, large aberrations, have melee and ranged attacks, A feather stalker can release a piercing feather at a single foe as a ranged attack targeting. Different feather stalkers have some different special attacks, and while different for each feather stalker, he knows they have energy resistance. "Careful, these creatures see in the dark..."

Going to the warehouse first.

On the way, there are shops, restaurants and the like available should you need to purchase anything.

Once you are ready, station security allows you through the force barrier set up around the perimeter of the warehouse.

The doors to the warehouse were forced open and no longer lock. The warehouse ceiling is 30 feet high, and a catwalk runs 15 feet above the floor. The crates and vehicle are approximately 5 feet tall, while the cylindrical containers and the crate-filled scaffolding are 10 feet tall.

Climbing the crates and scaffolding requires a successful will require an Athletics check. A pit in the warehouse floor is 10 feet deep. The scattered junk on the floor creates an area of difficult terrain. The lights on the catwalk are not bright enough to illuminate the area, leaving the warehouse in dim light.

The creature is nowhere to be seen.

DM Stuff:
1d4 + 1d4 + 1d4 ⇒ (1) + (1) + (4) = 6


On the road until very late Sunday night... thought I'd be able to post, but haven't had time.


Looking at Shamshir, Zigvigix says, "Saddly I do believe that it will need to be killed. We believe the creature is a feather stalker, a predator far more unpleasant than its name implies. As far as the Stewards have been able to piece together, a two-bit crime lord illegally imported the creature, and the beast promptly ate him."

Zigvigix pulls out a tablet, and shows some holo recordings of the incident taken off the station’s security cameras

Life Science on the creature

As for the album, "Romance... no, no... Historia-7 has seemed down after losing her mentor in the Scoured Stars. We hope the sugar-pop music can cheer up the android" Zigvigix adds that the band’s music always makes them feel better. They go on to gush about favorite songs, expressing regret they cannot hear the newest releases, as the shirren finds it incredibly difficult to stand in the long lines.


Blake is correct, and you make your way back to Absalom station.

The Exo-Guardians do not currently have a headquarters on Absalom Station, but their leader, Zigvigix resides in the poor but trendy neighborhood of Downlow. You know that Zigvigix is a long-standing member of the Exo-Guardians, Zigvigix suffered severe injuries prior to the Society’s expedition to the Scoured Stars, which prevented them from taking part.

Garbage litters the ground around the district’s largest art park—a cement lot filled with undulating metal sculptures and covered in graffiti of grotesquely adorable creatures. The sounds of music and chatter drift over from the nearby clubs, chronically interrupted by the roar of the local gangsters’ engines. A heavily augmented host shirren is sitting on one of the park benches, eating a simple meal of cold grub-noodles and rice candy. Their antennae perk up at the tremor of approaching footsteps. “Welcome, new Starfinders! And congratulations!” the shirren’s voice telepathically projects. “My speech-name is Zigvigix, but feel free to call me Ziggy, if that would be easier for you. Have some rice candy to celebrate your graduation! Today is your big day!

“When you are ready, I have two assignments I could use assistance with. The first is to help me secure a new headquarters on Absalom Station. I’ve been in talks with our station’s protectors, the Stewards, and they were kind enough to give us ownership of a warehouse here in Downlow for that purpose! The current owners no longer want it because a vicious alien took it over and kills anyone who goes inside. Once the alien is gone and the warehouse cargo has been returned to its owners, we can start installing desks and computers, so please go in and incinerate the creature!"

“My second assignment...” Zigvigix twitches their tooth barbs for a moment and then holds out a credstick. “Please buy the brand-new Strawberry Machine Cake album, Star Sugar Heartlove!!!, which is out today, and give it to Historia-7 when you see her. She is the head of the Dataphiles, so you should meet her today! I wish to do it myself, but I... I have trouble standing for long periods of time. Thank you very much!”


Contacting Fitch, he's startled to hear about the creature, and dismayed by all the damage. He tells you to get back up to him on the bridge of the Master of Stars right away, and to bring the alien.

---

"With that alien gone, my engineers can move back into E-Deck and fix the damage done... amazing how much trouble the little guy caused. I'll turn the alien over to a team of experts in hopes of learning more of the alien’s language and culture... interesting indeed!"

The children are safe, and their father, Kieu Kein is very grateful, he rewards the group with a mk 1 ring of resistance.

Fitch gives the the party a credstick with 400 credits on it. The Wayfinders’ leader thanks the group for their diligence, but is quick to get back to work on repairing the ship.


The creature mimics the laughing, "HORK, HORK, HORK," and the singing, "Orrrrm, hoooob... horooorb!", It had been clinging to both the wall, and Blake, but now it releases the wall and seems to settle down calmly, happy in Blake's arms.


The little being tilts its head bit... eyes waving back and forth. After a bit, it opens its mouth, bobbing it's head up and down, going, "ORK, ORK, ORK, ORK'. After a bit you realized it's trying to mimic laughing...

one more time... it's starting to seem more comfortable."


Phantom starts flipping dials and changing settings, but the task just seems too big...

The creature looks expectantly at Blake...

Culture, Life Science, or Mysticism check checks to communicate with it... does not say the same person can't go again... you need multiple success. Give me a description and a roll of one of those things. Give me multiple rolls if you wish.


Twitch starts looking at the computers and sees it's more work than he can handle right now... it'll take a repair team.


Ding, ding, ding, ding!

The creature seems to understand that Shamshir is trying to communicate. Its eyes bulge out towards Shamshir... curious, gesturing, seeming to look to understand, or learn more about, the group.

Same checks necessary...


As the party try to communicate with the creature, Phantom notices that, where the creature last was, on the monitor, that dials and and switches are all out of wack, like something was messing with them. Glancing around the room, anywhere there's something that could be messed with, IS messed with. He surmises that the creature has curiously been futzing with everything it could get its little claws on. It likely IS the cause of the problems on this floor.

It tilts its head, gazing at Blake, clearly curious as to what he has to say...

Culture, Life Science, or Mysticism check checks to communicate with it...


Nope...

The creature, confused, blinks...


Thanks for playing!


While it does not speak or seem to understand specifically what you're saying, the creature stops acting as jittery and peaks it's eyes out...

Culture, Life Science, or Mysticism check checks to communicate with it... this would be easier to roleplay face to face without taking forever!


Try this link...

And what is this app you speak of? It's a cumbersome process...


Sorry, have'em, have to scan'em... updated computer isn't compatible with ancient all-in-one... will bring them to work tomorrow to scan.

Think I'll go digital from the get go next time...

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