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[Game On!] Infinitum - Turn 5 - OH SHHHH

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    That's a whole lot of HP... D:

    Well, if we want to keep the Artifact because Gumpy's got attached to it, I guess what we need to do is have everyone declare Exigency and attack this thing with their highest Warfare specialisation.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I wonder- is it allowed to trade the artifact around and use it twice a round? HV?

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Hmm, using the Artifact to set the Orbs on a target uses up a full turn so I'd guess not... don't you need a couple of actions free to transfer a point or token between factions?

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  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I think you need the research unlocked in order to use it

    Whoopsie

    Someone get some more research on it and scan for possible weaknesses

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  • simulacrumsimulacrum Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Exigency

    Numerous research shuttles float around the perimeter of the pyramid mother ship, as they release drones to scan it for weaknesses.
    Spoiler:

  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Crushestro Inc.
    Action 1/3:

    Exigency


    The Crushestro troops fall upon the pyramid in a wave of big angry sledgehammers

    Crushestro hiself leads the way, smashing aside parasite drones and cracking huge great chunks out of the pyramid's armour- its tough but not tough enough
    Spoiler:



    Lazarus Inc
    Action 1/3:

    Exigency


    The drones fly alongside the cubes of THINK and do some scans of their own

    They find that Crushestro is on the right track- the Pyramid's energy shields would block firepower v effectively, whereas mere melee only has the armour to deal with. Sheer kinetic force is the way to go!

    ...except for the giant goddamn guns of the Orbs, of course.

  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    and yeah, you can't just pass the artifact around and use it again and again in the same turn!

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Well since it's the fashion at the time...


    Warfare Exigency

    It's not their usual remit, but the forces of Aurora Amalgamated go all out and assault the Pyramid.

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Dammit V this was just starting to get interesting!

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    If I can get a crab token, I would like to send them against the bad ass pyramids...
    hehehe... it's like ninjas riding T-Rex's

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  • LucedesLucedes Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Enviro Corp. loans its remaining crabs to P.M.C. Inc., with a friendly note. "See what you can do with these, then. They're our pride and joy, but... we're no good at fighting."

    Enviro Corp. sets its sights on trying to produce some sort of counter to the gigantic machine. To this end, they compare notes with all other researchers on the subject. They analyze the defenses of the Mothership, carefully scrutinizing data from the attacks on the mothership (both from the beam weapons and the physical assault) and the known properties of the distortion artifact, to try and discover a way to lower them. They work hard, pooling all collected data together, and research the how and why of those fields.
    Spoiler:

    A flurry of quiet, low-key notes leaves Enviro Corp.'s offices in the midst of the crisis.
    Enviro Corp. sends a request to Lazarus, requesting a few samples of the Tentacled creature. Enviro Corp. also sends a small request to Aurora Amalgamated, requesting samples from the Strange Humanoid.

    Mostly flavor, for now. Enviro Corp. has ambitions for the future. Horrifying ambitions. Potentially in the near future. OHOHOHO!

  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Aurora Amalgamated
    Actions 1/3:

    The troops fight valiantly but the constantly renewing swarm o parasite pyramids taxes them
    Spoiler:


    Enviro Corp.
    Action: 1/3

    Enviro Corps team researches the Artifact of distortion and realises that the most effective method of damaging the pyramid would be to beat it with melee attacks and then hit it with the Orbs cannons. That way the shield is weakened even more than usual and it'd take slightly more damage

    The alternative is destroying the artifact, and Enviro Corp determines that the easiest way to destroy the artifact, what with its wierd resistances to all forms of damage... would be to feed it to a crab.
    Spoiler:

  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    *slaps forehead* Yes, of course. The crabs specifically noted as EATING TECHNOLOGY. I'm an idiot.

  • simulacrumsimulacrum Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Lazarus decides to grant Envirocorp's request, and sends various carefully extracted samples of the tentacled creature to Envirocorp.

  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Ok, what were the stats on the crabs again? Im going to roll warfare melee, but I cant find the crab stats in our threads.

    also... eff feeding the device to crabs. I want to keep the orbs.

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  • LucedesLucedes Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Crabs are +2 melee/+2 defense/ -5 defense against firepower.

  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    warfare + meleee = 8 against the pyramid mothership
    crabs are too busy chewing and not busy enough punchin' -_-

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  • LucedesLucedes Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Is it possible to launch multiple attacks per turn, and are there any special rules about that?

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I don't want to speak for V (where the heck is he anyway?) but to my understanding there's nothing stopping us from using all 3 actions for attacks. Although last time we could only declare Exigency once per turn, which was annoying!

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I thought we had 2 local actions plus only 1 outside action?

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I'm pretty sure that once you've travelled to an outside location using that action, you can spend the 2 "local" actions at that location. It's just to stop you from being in three different territories in the span of a single turn...

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  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Edcrab wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure that once you've travelled to an outside location using that action, you can spend the 2 "local" actions at that location. It's just to stop you from being in three different territories in the span of a single turn...

    This is correct.

  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    ronrab wrote: »
    Edcrab wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure that once you've travelled to an outside location using that action, you can spend the 2 "local" actions at that location. It's just to stop you from being in three different territories in the span of a single turn...

    This is correct.

    Yep!


    P.M.C. Incorporated
    Actions 1/3:

    The PMC forces assault the pyramid with crabs. This time

    ...its not very effective
    Spoiler:


    Meanwhile Lazarus successfully transfers tentacled-creature samples to Enviro Corp

  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Crushestro is pleased with the progress his men are making. Wiping the sweat from his brow, he paused for a moment before continuing the laborous crushing of the ship. "Keep going, men! we're making progress!"

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • LucedesLucedes Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I want to use some sweet sweet SCIENCE against this mother(ship), but I don't know how to apply myself.

    I think I'm going to try prototyping or researching a genetically engineered monster to fight future invaders, with crab-friendliness, psychic powers, and unlimited energy. HeavyVillain, would that be more of a Science or Resources roll, or a terrible horrible idea that will destroy us all? Is Enviro Corp. sufficiently advanced enough to do something like this? I can wait, if we're not quite there yet, technologically.

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    He asks a good question V! Where do you stand on research and development in this game? Is it like the first one which Phil ran, where we'd sometimes get neat stuff if we tried to unify research?

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  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I believe the phalla phrase would be 'clarification denied' :P


    Crushestro Inc.
    Actions 2/3 and 3/3:

    The fury of the Crushestro forces knows no bounds as they gleefully crush AGAIN AND AGAIN

    The pyramid begins to vibrate. It is preparing something...
    Spoiler:

  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Waiving the rest of my actions this turn, as a) I am starting a new job and am hectic and b) don't think I can assist further this round.

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Are we planning anything in particular? Otherwise I'll just use the rest of my actions on more Pyramid smashing!

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  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Are you suggesting smash smash is not a plan

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Gumpy wrote: »
    Are you suggesting smash smash is not a plan

    Are you suggesting that crushing things is not the ONLY plan?

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • simulacrumsimulacrum Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    If anyone doesn't need anything I'll go ahead and finally take my turn.

  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Doo eeet

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • simulacrumsimulacrum Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Lazarus continues to focus all it's efforts on the pyramid ship in hopes of uncovering further weaknesses.
    Spoiler:

    Best rolls ever!

  • LucedesLucedes Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Enviro Corp. decides it's time to get serious about research, and thinks about the problem at hand. Obviously, machines don't really have brains to destroy, so psychic powers are relatively useless. However, electricity would most likely be very useful in the fight against the machines.

    Enviro Corp. finally opts to try and splice together some electrical crabs, in the hopes of combining their friendliness, appetite for technology, and a clean, renewable source of energy. What could be more innocent than these environmentally responsible creatures? They devote their top scientists and quite a bit of their resources to the task.

    Feel free to have this result in... whatever. It's at least more productive than my current military options.
    Spoiler:

    Progress does not seem to be going as rapidly as could be desired, as the scientists are not yet familiar with certain procedures, at least in practice.

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Haha yessss, electrocrabs

    Anyway using the last of my actions:



    Mr. Carb orders his hirelings to continue their assault. They're feeling mighty out of place, but hopefully their efforts will contribute something to the Pyramid's eventual downfall.

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    So um. Unsubtle bump. You still around to make this happen, V?

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    In all seriousness if you're too busy I'd happily volunteer to kick this off again V, what with being like the only other guy on the planet who has ran a game with this system.

    It's just that it's been three months and everyone else seemed quite willing to carry on with it, that's all :?

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  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    *snrrrk* Huh? Wha? I'm awake!

  • LucedesLucedes Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    This was fun!

    I liked it!

    But... it's been... months... is HV alive?

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