It’s the year of the Rat ... and the year of Datch


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So who is responsible for the Year of a thousand bites and the datch storyline lining up with the year of the rat?

I need to shake your hand.

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Looking forward to next year.

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Braford wrote:
Looking forward to next year.

Year 3: Year of the Metal OxNuar?

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*Continues snacking on delicious apples*

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Lol

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Luke_Parry wrote:
Braford wrote:
Looking forward to next year.
Year 3: Year of the Metal OxNuar?

Sounds like a band name


Mithril Nuar, headlining for Strawberry Machine Cake this summer.

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I love Datch. I have never seen any other NPC with the same ability to make the players yell and shake their fists in the air.

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Kate Baker wrote:
I love Datch. I have never seen any other NPC with the same ability to make the players yell and shake their fists in the air.

Mind you, I'm not expecting any grandmaster torch like divide over this. Mass murder, attempted...whatevers bigger than mass murder,

The rats gonna go splat

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Kate Baker wrote:
I love Datch. I have never seen any other NPC with the same ability to make the players yell and shake their fists in the air.

Mind you, I'm not expecting any grandmaster torch like divide over this. Mass murder, attempted...whatevers bigger than mass murder,

The rats gonna go splat

Assuming she doesn't, like, ascend as a demigod avatar of a particular rat-affiliated goddess or something.

I could see Thursty doing us like that. And we would deserve it.

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I love Datch because she's the most fun to roleplay (behind, naturally, Zo!) and my players hate her so much. I love a good villain.

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Dracomicron wrote:
I could see Thursty doing us like that. And we would deserve it.

Ooooh, I would like to hear more. Why do we deserve it? Legitimate question - not trying to be snarky on the internet :) Did we do something specifically to warrant a demigod who hates us? Or is it just the general, ah, 'crapulence,' shall we say, of the org play community :D

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This is why we're not allowed to have the Nice Things...

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Kishmo wrote:
Dracomicron wrote:
I could see Thursty doing us like that. And we would deserve it.
Ooooh, I would like to hear more. Why do we deserve it? Legitimate question - not trying to be snarky on the internet :) Did we do something specifically to warrant a demigod who hates us? Or is it just the general, ah, 'crapulence,' shall we say, of the org play community :D

Paramilitary archaeologists.

Like, how many cultures have we made first contact with? How many locals have we murdered because we were surveying in force rather than quietly observe and record? And even if we didn't murder the locals, we sure did upend their way of life with our simple presence.

As good press as the Starfinder Society has gotten, we're still murderhobos at our core.

#datchwasright

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Kishmo wrote:
Dracomicron wrote:
I could see Thursty doing us like that. And we would deserve it.
Ooooh, I would like to hear more. Why do we deserve it? Legitimate question - not trying to be snarky on the internet :) Did we do something specifically to warrant a demigod who hates us? Or is it just the general, ah, 'crapulence,' shall we say, of the org play community :D

We killed the last demigod who hated us...

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Lau Bannenberg wrote:
Kishmo wrote:
Dracomicron wrote:
I could see Thursty doing us like that. And we would deserve it.
Ooooh, I would like to hear more. Why do we deserve it? Legitimate question - not trying to be snarky on the internet :) Did we do something specifically to warrant a demigod who hates us? Or is it just the general, ah, 'crapulence,' shall we say, of the org play community :D
We killed the last demigod who hated us...

allegedly

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Meanwhile I'm in the sad position of "Who is Datch? I haven't had time to play lot of second season scenarios yet" ;-;

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CorvusMask wrote:
Meanwhile I'm in the sad position of "Who is Datch? I haven't had time to play lot of second season scenarios yet" ;-;

Just start at the beginning, that way the story unfolds most naturally :)

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Dracomicron wrote:

As good press as the Starfinder Society has gotten, we're still murderhobos at our core.

#datchwasright

Let me stop you right there. I'm a Murderhobo *first*. Get it right.

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I'll have you all know that I recently assigned the concluding interactive... and all of your theories MAY be true :P

But for real, I'm so glad that Datch has been as well-received as she's been. I know when John and I concepted the idea of "Grandmaster Torch Levels of Provocation in a Season" it was something we weren't really sure if we could pull off convincingly. I like to think the authors out there have done a really good job of bringing Datch to life, and even including a few little "nods" here or there are players (and GMs) get to participate in this season.

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I enjoy a good whisker-twirling villain, but I'm really curious what Datch's plan is and why she's trying so hard to provoke us :)

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Dracomicron wrote:
Kishmo wrote:
Dracomicron wrote:
I could see Thursty doing us like that. And we would deserve it.
Ooooh, I would like to hear more. Why do we deserve it? Legitimate question - not trying to be snarky on the internet :) Did we do something specifically to warrant a demigod who hates us? Or is it just the general, ah, 'crapulence,' shall we say, of the org play community :D

Paramilitary archaeologists.

Like, how many cultures have we made first contact with? How many locals have we murdered because we were surveying in force rather than quietly observe and record? And even if we didn't murder the locals, we sure did upend their way of life with our simple presence.

As good press as the Starfinder Society has gotten, we're still murderhobos at our core.

#datchwasright

Wait a sec, are you saying I'm not playing Starfinders right because I don't play characters who shoot first and always fight lethally? ;-;

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Yes.

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CorvusMask wrote:

Wait a sec, are you saying I'm not playing Starfinders right because I don't play characters who shoot first and always fight lethally? ;-;

Looks over Corvus for an aspis badge

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Lau Bannenberg wrote:
I enjoy a good whisker-twirling villain, but I'm really curious what Datch's plan is and why she's trying so hard to provoke us :)

"We've uncovered evidence of one of her larger operations and in order to keep it from being as simple as letting the rat out of the bag she's smearing us so she has plausible deniability when we go public with her plan to..... "

beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

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Jessica Norveg wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:

Wait a sec, are you saying I'm not playing Starfinders right because I don't play characters who shoot first and always fight lethally? ;-;

Looks over Corvus for an aspis badge

We fired him back before the Gap.

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Hey, I was never fired! Internships don't count!


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Any idea what scenarios have this 'Datch' person in them? I've yet to play in any of them so I am certainly a bit confused as to what is going on...

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You first become "acquainted with Datch" in 2-01 Pact World Warriors, but she's liberally sprinkled across most of the other "meta-plot" season 2 scenarios.

I haven't played everything so this may not be exhaustive, but beyond 2-01, she's in (or her presence is felt, to one degree or another, in):
2-02 Waking the Past
2-05 Meeting of Queens
2-06 Stumbling Society 1: Sangoro's Lament
2-08 Stumbling Society 2: Sangoro's Gifts
2-09 Bluerise Breakout
2-12 Colossus Heist
2-14 Data Purge

Without really getting into spoilers, it's more oblique or inferred in some (like 2-02 and 2-12) more than others. As far as what is really inspiring all the feelings of Datch being the sentient that everyone loves to hates, though I think it's really 2-06 and 2-08 that are to blame :D


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Thanks for that. I'm still mostly in season 1 scenarios, have only played 2-02 and 2-07 so far of season 2. Thought there might have been some ground work in season 1 I missed.


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Without getting into spoilers, it looks like we're going to retroactively discover that she was ultimately behind several Season 1 scenarios as well.

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John Mangrum wrote:
Without getting into spoilers, it looks like we're going to retroactively discover that she was ultimately behind several Season 1 scenarios as well.

More reason for the murder death kill.

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NightTrace wrote:
John Mangrum wrote:
Without getting into spoilers, it looks like we're going to retroactively discover that she was ultimately behind several Season 1 scenarios as well.
More reason for the murder death kill.

...or to keep them alive so they can *suffer more*.

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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
NightTrace wrote:
John Mangrum wrote:
Without getting into spoilers, it looks like we're going to retroactively discover that she was ultimately behind several Season 1 scenarios as well.
More reason for the murder death kill.
...or to keep them alive so they can *suffer more*.

Touche.

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I vote for a baleful polymorph and a large habbitrail in Radazams office.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
I vote for a baleful polymorph and a large habbitrail in Radazams office Tara Nova's vidcasting suite.

FTFY :D

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Few scenarios have gone off so well as Sangoros Lament...

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I'm starting to think we first encounter Datch in season 1 during 1-14 Star Sugar Heartlove. There was a female Ysoki that was telecommuting via robot with a story how her vacation was canceled. Her name was Diwata but I believe it was Datch with a cover story. The robot was a method to safely observe and in needed interfere with stuff. Hack she was from the Diaspora and an upcoming scenario will have us on the trail in the Diaspora after Datch.

With that said Datch has become a favorite npc for me. I hope she is around for a long long time.

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Dennis Gregg wrote:

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With that said Datch has become a favorite npc for me. I hope she is around for a long long time.

As a Borai after somebody doubletaps her head.

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RealAlchemy wrote:
Dennis Gregg wrote:

<snip>

With that said Datch has become a favorite npc for me. I hope she is around for a long long time.

As a Borai after somebody doubletaps her head.

I'd support that

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Datch wants to remind you all that you should eat plenty of apples and other produce during this uncertain time.

ALSO, IN YOUR FACE, STARFINDERS!

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*Sarhtaz Beta, a haggard and bedraggled android staggers in.*

"Srahtaz has plan.. give Datch shuttle full of apples. Park it right on her.. right there..." Taps his forehead. "Maybe even engage parking thrusters before doing."

OOC: He dislikes Zo! and Datch for differing reasons. Zo! is just loud, gaudy and says he's 'uninteresting'. Datch.. she irks him on several levels. Hence her spot on the top of his 'top of landing a shuttle on ' list.

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Sarhtaz wrote:

*Sarhtaz Beta, a haggard and bedraggled android staggers in.*

"Srahtaz has plan.. give Datch shuttle full of apples. Park it right on her.. right there..." Taps his forehead. "Maybe even engage parking thrusters before doing."

I think that skinny desert Vlaka presented that plan last week in blueprint form...

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Justin Norveg wrote:
Sarhtaz wrote:

*Sarhtaz Beta, a haggard and bedraggled android staggers in.*

"Srahtaz has plan.. give Datch shuttle full of apples. Park it right on her.. right there..." Taps his forehead. "Maybe even engage parking thrusters before doing."

I think that skinny desert Vlaka presented that plan last week in blueprint form...

"See? Is as Sarhtaz said.. Best way its shuttle lobotomy." He pats his coil gun calmly. "Place in sights, Sarhtaz show her errors of way before she hurts more of friends"

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Why is it that all the smart savvy successful ysoki ladies gotta be so so evil....

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I know right!? Sure, most of ya'll just see another rat. I get it, I don't blame you. But to us rats...she is...something..

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