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[CANCELLED] [CYOA] The Company - only a small nuclear exchange...

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  • wiltingwilting Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    Soft touch is good.

    If we are kidnapping someone maybe we should build the covert entrance so as not to march her in the front door?

    Also, science robots give income and science, so we should do that.

    #A7

    #B2

    #C2

    #Agent 1 Agent Agent Winter
    #ED-210, XX-1
    #GUARD Entrance

    #Agent 2 Agent Agent Autumn
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #PR

    #Agent 3 Agent Agent Spring
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #KIDNAP OpenSystems




    wilting on
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular

    #A4 We need guns.

    #B4 Let them know who's wearing the pants around here.

    #C8 Better robutt guns.

    #Agent 1 Kevin 'Fingers' McAvoy
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #GUARD ENTRANCE

    #Agent 2 Barbara 'Teeth' Makarov
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #SABOTAGE TELLEX

    #Agent 3 Kelly 'Hazard' Dark
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #KIDNAP OPENSYSTEMS

    With Love and Courage
  • wiltingwilting Registered User regular
    I would strongly advocate we broaden our production before we start upgrading it. Money! Science!

  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    Pfft. Why build economy stuff when you can kidnap / steal it instead? :P

    With Love and Courage
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    So let's talk long term. First we should pick up the GERTY rresearch helper bots. Then we need to start on working out how to make persuadatrons, that could be down physics, biology or psychology, but it's essential to our goals of huge crowds of civilians to act as bullet shields. Then on to Mars, because on Mars you can literally sell people fresh air.


    #A -7 : Escape hatches

    #B -2 : Politely offer to help

    #C -2 : Money and science

    #Agent 1 Agent Studly
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #GUARD RECEPTION

    #Agent 2 Agent Smilin' Pete
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #GUARD RESEARCH LABS

    #Agent 3 Agent Torvill
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #KIDNAP OPENSYSTEMS

    #Agent 4 Agent Dean
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #KIDNAP OPENSYSTEMS

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
    The Ender
  • wiltingwilting Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    So far, we're sending 6 agents to kidnap one person.

    For some reason I can't stop laughing about this.

    wilting on
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    wilting wrote: »
    So far, we're sending 6 agents to kidnap one person.

    For some reason I can't stop laughing about this.

    One for each arm and a leg. One to drive. One to fire his gun out of the passenger window.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • BogartBogart Gonna Be A Man In Motion Registered User, Moderator mod

    #A7 Every evil lair corporate HQ needs an escape hatch.

    #B2 Speak softly, subtly draw attention to big stick.

    #C1 Dollar dollar bills.

    #Agent 1 Whimsy
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #GUARD ENTRANCE

    #Agent 2 Marple
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #SABOTAGE TELLEX

    #Agent 3 Poirot
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #SABOTAGE TELLEX

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    Votes
    Mojo_Jojo A7 C2 B2
    The Ender A4 C8 B4
    wilting A7 C2 B2
    Bogart A7 C1 B2
    Captain Carrot A3 C7 B2

    Voting Totals
    A:
    3 : 1
    4 : 1
    7 : 3
    C:
    8 : 1
    1 : 1
    2 : 2
    7 : 1
    B:
    2 : 4
    4 : 1

    Board Decisions
    A7 - Covert Entrance
    B2 - Send a gentle overture to Casiawa about sharing the development burdens
    C2 - LabAssist Helper Robotics (renamed to Lab Assistant Robotics)
    Authorized Operations
    Bogart :
    Agent 1 Guard Entrance
    Agent 3 Sabotage Tellex
    Agent 2 Sabotage Tellex
    Captain Carrot :
    Agent 1 Kidnap Opensystems
    Agent 3 Sabotage Tellex
    Agent 2 Kidnap Opensystems
    Agent 4 Sabotage Tellex
    Mojo_Jojo :
    Agent 1 Guard Reception
    Agent 3 Kidnap Opensystems
    Agent 2 Guard Research Labs
    Agent 4 Kidnap Opensystems
    The Ender :
    Agent 1 Guard Entrance
    Agent 3 Kidnap Opensystems
    Agent 2 Sabotage Tellex
    wilting :
    Agent 1 Guard Entrance
    Agent 3 Kidnap Opensystems
    Agent 2 Pr
    The Viking Corporation today claimed a new record today with the destruction of its IronySoft competitor in less then 3 weeks. The former Norwegian company claimed self-defense after agents stormed IronySoft's offices armed with heavy weapons. A 6 hour battle followed, after which IronySoft's headquarters were left ablaze and by morning there was nothing but ash left-standing.

    Anti-corporate activists are outraged over the 100 or more employees believed to have died in the attack, however the US Government is accepting the claim by Viking that it acted only in self-defense against threatening market forces by IronySoft.

    Local business figures have applauded the state governor's stance that non-interference with corporate matters allows the freehand of the market to be properly directed...

    There was an element of joviality as the Ubicon agents waited for the company car. The board was wired as they got ready for their first corporate snatch mission and no chances were being taken.

    Reconaissance and revealed the OpenSystems campus to be little more then the relic of think tank - an archival vault and some administration. Minimal staffing. 1 full-time scientist.

    It the scientist who had drawn the attention. Dr Kaisa Salvay's public works showed he was at least twice as productive as any of the scientists on Ubicon's staff, and the research division was desperately looking for more workers. Near as any one could tell, the man was under-employed in his current position. He could have been poached through legal channels, but the risks of an open offer were just too great - once made, another corporations agents would no doubt descend and grab him. Better to get their first - or so the logic went.

    The raid was louder then it was eventful. The pack of agents stormed the archives directly. One tackled Dr Salvay, another bagged him, and then 4 more took up defensive positions as startled librarians and janitors looked on. As quickly as they were in, they were out.

    For his part, Dr Salvay seemed calm about the affair. On the ride back to Ubicon's headquarters he asked a few questions about the company, what it did, and seemed generally amenable to the salary situation. Human resources noted in his file that he was a compliant "enhanced recruitment" subject, but that they didn't expect any troubles with him.
    Opensystems: 6 agents present.
    Kidnap : 6 agents.

    Kidnap mission authorized at OpenSystems with 6 agents.
    Ubicon Dynamics agents kidnapped Dr Kaisa Salvay!
    OpenSystems alertness increased!
    Found no other kidnapping targets.
    Agents withdraw successfully.

    Almost a month later, a separate group of agents converged on the wharf where the Tellex relief effort was ongoing. The special issue briefcase explosives they carried sailed past Tellex's detectors. Some time had passed since the previous operation, and the VIP traffic was beginning to pick up again. The rail lines were still being properly repaired from the initial explosion. Shrapnel damage along a pressurized tunnel with a mile of water above it was no joke.

    The OO-1 always created a sense of urgency to missions. The briefcases were built locally, by the inventory stockists of Ubicon, but the trigger mechanisms were paired with strong cryptography directly to the board room. Executives were never far away, and the people who signed up as Agent's were always suspicious - stories abounded of misdirect missions where an agent who thought he was planting a bomb discovered he was the bomb - at least for the few microseconds before he became vapor.

    Tellex had opted to use larger, sturdier hydrofoils since the last attack. The vehicle the agents targeted was almost twice as large, carrying almost 500 people. The mission profile called for the act to look like a failure of security against terrorism, not an accident. There was still sporadic violence in Casiawa these days, the corporate partnership issue remaining a hot button amongst a populace who were now finding themselves very much trapped beneath the waves.

    As the hydrofoil got up to speed, no one noticed the 5 odd briefcases on the hull. The massive vehicle was rising up out of the water at over 40 knots when the first limpet-mine briefcase exploded. A passing news sky-van caught the tail end of the explosion that ripped the front foils off and send the vehicle temporarily sailing upwards...only to come crashing down into the water, subnking the top face of its bow. As the hull began to buckle, multiple precision placed explosives caused a primary failure and the hydrofoil broke in to. People and cargo could be seen being thrown forwards into the water off the foredecks in footage which would be replayed repeatedly that day in the local news.
    Tellex: 5 agents present.
    Sabotage : 5 agents.

    Attempting sabotage at Tellex with 5 agents.
    Agents using OO-1 "Special Issue" Attache Case sabotage-device
    Tellex successfully sabotaged!
    Tellex alertness increased!
    Tellex has been publicly embarrassed.

    For the rest of the quarter it was believed that Tellex would somehow discover Ubicon's involvement, it was a quiet month leading into the next board strategy meeting. Ubicon enjoyed even more public approval then it did before, with an agent and a few employees making a big show of Ubicon securing the rail-link as repairs were finished.

    In the wake of the Tellex sabotage, Casiawa Council reacted even more positively to the official overtures by Ubicon to share silico-peptide development initiatives. Ubicon's board was invited to tour the city under the Mediterranean sea as a gesture of good faith, with private suggestions that the robotic expertise of the company would find ample application in perfecting the high-pressure biological synthesis.
    Ubicon Dynamics: 5 agents present.
    Guard : 5 agents.
    Public: 1 agents present.
    Pr : 1 agents.

    Ubicon Dynamics PR event successful.
    PR increased to 40%

    Ubicon Dynamics Corporate Profile
    Company Results for Quarter 4

    Company Status
    Public Relations: 40%
    Staffing: 100%

    Financials
    Revenues
    ED-210 Security Attache: 50,000,000
    Immigrant: 250,000,000
    Subtotal: 300,000,000
    Bonuses:
    Public Relations Bonus: 121,137,695.491
    Expenses
    Interest: -54,602,283.168
    Covert Entrance: -180,000,000
    Subtotal: -234,602,283.168
    Net Profits: 186,535,412.323
    End of Quarter Cash Reserves: -905,510,251.037
    Research
    Current Projects:
    Lab Assistant Robotics - Progress 7 / 10

    Research Team:
    Mr I. Amnot Geth (1)
    Dr Tony Stane (1)
    Dr James Oppenheim (1)
    Dr Monica Yre (1)
    Dr Odella Teomir (1)
    Dr Kaisa Salvay (2)

    Corporate Inventory
    YY-6 Handgun (Weapon)
    XX-1 Ballistic Vests (Armor)
    OO-1 "Special Issue" Attache Case (Sabotage-device)
    ED-210 Security Attache (Drone)

    Current Campus
    Entrance
    Reception
    IT
    Administrative Offices
    Dormitories
    Archives
    Research Labs
    Manufacturing
    Testing
    Board Room
    Hazardous Materials Labs
    Construction Plant
    Manufacturing

    Nearby Organizations
    Casiawa Council
    Tellex
    Meridian
    OpenSystems
    Oberon

    Current Board Members
    Mojo_Jojo : 5 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5
    see317 : 4 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4
    Captain Carrot : 5 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5
    The Ender : 4 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4
    Daemonis : 5 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5
    Bogart : 4 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4
    Dis' : 5 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5
    wilting : 4 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4
    Current New Board Member Signing Bonus: 3.0 agents


    CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AVAILABLE
    Vote with:
    #BUILD project name
    Covert Entrance : Price 180,000,000
    Security Recruiting Office : Price 180,000,000
    Corporate Helicopter : Price 180,000,000
    Hardened Ingress Points : Price 180,000,000

    Agent Activities
    You can perform individual actions against any contacted corporation.

    GUARD <campus department>
    Normal security duties around the campus require alert guards to prevent sabotage, reconaissnace and ward off attacks. The presence of executive agents puts employees minds at ease.

    e.g. GUARD Manufacturing

    RECON <corporation>
    Any contacted organization can be reconoitored to acquire additional information about it. Reconaissance can help plan further missions, or improve the odds of success in other endeavors.

    PR
    Send agents to act as volunteer security for passengers and repairmen around the Casiawa undersea rail link.

    THREATEN <organization>
    Send agents to threaten a corporations employees and executives. Grants a small chance of recruiting new staff on the spot.

    ASSASSINATE <organization>
    Send agents to remove elements of a corporations work force. Will greatly alarm corporations and the public, but reduces the size of security responses and raises the chance of other operations succeeding through demoralization.

    HEIST <organization> <amount>
    Send agents to steal funds from an organization. Difficulty scales with volume as a function of totals. Corporations in debt will be robbed of their quarterly profits.

    SABOTAGE <organizaton>
    Further disasters to the Tellex vehicle fleet may help push Casiawa your way.
    Burning down OpenSystems archives will probably put them out of business entirely.

    DISCOVER
    Exploring the reachable areas of the world will allow contacting new organizations.

    KIDNAP <organization>
    Attempt to kidnap a scientist from another corporation, and put them to work in your own labs. The scientific community has become surprisingly accustomed to this manner of recruitment.

    ESCORT
    Deploy an agent as a personal escort of the Casiawa undersea city. This will raised Ubicon's PR profile and lead to new revenues, but will antagonize the Tellex Corporation greatly.

  • zekebeauzekebeau Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    "Oh you'll love this new guy. Ruthless on the back 9 and great overview of the big picture. He'll do well on the board."

    Looks like you need some new blood. I'll add all my agents to escort Casiawa officials. And if this opens up a chance for new [bribe] opportunities after showing [bribe] our company's ability over the ability of [assassinate] Tellex, so much the better.

    #BUILD Hardened Ingress Points Gonna get a backlash soon.

    #Agent 1 Smith-Jones
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #ESCORT Casiawa


    #Agent 2 Smyth-Jones
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #ESCORT Casiawa


    #Agent 3 Smith-Jons
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #ESCORT Casiawa

    zekebeau on
  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    #BUILD Security Recruiting Office

    #Agent 1 Sterling Archer
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #GUARD Reception

    #Agent 2 Lana Kane
    #XX-1, OO-1
    #SABOTAGE Tellex

    #Agent 3 Ray Gillette
    #XX-1, YY-6
    #ASSASSINATE Meridian

    #Agent 4 Pam Poovey
    #XX-1, ED-210
    #ASSASSINATE Meridian

    #Agent 5 Cyril Figgis
    #XX-1, ED-210
    #PR

  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    #BUILD Hardened Ingress Points

    #Agent 1 Kevin 'Fingers' McAvoy
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #GUARD ENTRANCE

    #Agent 2 Barbara 'Teeth' Makarov
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #ASSASSINATE Meridian

    #Agent 3 Kelly 'Hazard' Dark
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #SABOTAGE Tellex

    #Agent 4 Leo 'Da Vinci' Apollo
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #SABOTAGE Tellex


    With Love and Courage
  • zekebeauzekebeau Registered User regular
    Just a reminder, Tellex is super watchful right now and worried about further sabotage. Unless we get a really good roll and a lot of agents, I don't see how a sabotage will get through without Casiawa finding out we blew them up.

    But assassinations, that's just business. Might be good to change sabatouers to killers this round.

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    A very late update. I swear I'll get faster at doing these.

    Votes
    The Ender
    zekebeau
    Captain Carrot

    Voting Totals

    Board Decisions
    Authorized Operations
    Captain Carrot :
    Agent 1 Guard Reception
    Agent 3 Assassinate Meridian
    Agent 2 Sabotage Tellex
    Agent 5 Pr
    Agent 4 Assassinate Meridian
    The Ender :
    Agent 1 Guard Entrance
    Agent 3 Sabotage Tellex
    Agent 2 Assassinate Meridian
    Agent 4 Sabotage Tellex
    zekebeau (NEW EXECUTIVE) :
    Agent 1 Escort Casiawa
    Agent 3 Escort Casiawa
    Agent 2 Escort Casiawa

    3 Agents recruited for new board member zekebeau

    zekebeau invalid action request. Not counted.

    In response to the positive news about Casiawa, the board of Ubicon planned a bevy of publicity events for the coming quarter. Or at least, those board members who bothered to show up did. With only 3 active voters, including 1 newly onboarded member, there was little depth in numbers to agent operations for the quarter.

    It was perhaps with some irony then, that the new executive was the only one who correctly noted that Ubicon had thusfar been getting far too lucky. Tellex were bigger and older - they could and would push back just as hard.

    Perhaps the only positive result of the quarter was Ubicon HQ itself still hadn't fallen under attack. That couldn't be expected to last much longer with the way things would turn out.

    The quarter's disasters began with a simple public relations exercise, of the type that had been done fairly commonly by now Ubicon's agents. An agent showed up at the Casiawa repair site - an auspicious day as full speed activity was beginning again on the undersea train line. The board had felt suitably confident in the mission that the agent deployed without a personal sidearm, just one of the new ED-210 Security Attache's for protection and advertising. A PR slamdunk from every perspective...

    The crowd that had been slowly pressing in on Agent Figgis had initially just seemed like transit bustle. But as the brush pasts became increasingly forceful, he began to suspect trouble. Who they were was never clear to Agent Figgis, judging from recovered EyeScope footage but the ensuing gun battle was depressingly one-sided. The ED-210 drone fired 1 shot, and then was hit and completely disabled. Agent Figgis was subsequently stared down by a single gunmen and shot until dead. Ubicon's unstoppable, invincible - to the public - agents, had been put down by a single man with a YY-6.

    Public: 1 agents present.
    Pr : 1 agents.

    Riot during Ubicon Dynamics PR event!
    Captain Carrot Agent 5 Cyril Figgis HITS Rioter 0 with ED-210 Security Attache for 23 damage. 9 damage resisted.
    Rioter 0 HITS Captain Carrot Agent 5 Cyril Figgis with YY-6 Handgun and destroys their ED-210 Security Attache
    Rioter 0 HITS Captain Carrot Agent 5 Cyril Figgis with YY-6 Handgun for 20 damage. 8 damage resisted.
    Rioter 0 HITS Captain Carrot Agent 5 Cyril Figgis with YY-6 Handgun for 18 damage. 7 damage resisted.
    Rioter 0 HITS Captain Carrot Agent 5 Cyril Figgis with YY-6 Handgun for 18 damage. 7 damage resisted.
    Rioter 0 HITS Captain Carrot Agent 5 Cyril Figgis with YY-6 Handgun for 23 damage. 9 damage resisted.
    Rioter 0 HITS Captain Carrot Agent 5 Cyril Figgis with YY-6 Handgun for 22 damage. 9 damage resisted.
    Captain Carrot Agent 5 Cyril Figgis was KILLED.
    PR decreased to 38%

    There was some good news as the quarter wore on however. Ubicon Dynamic' headquarters survived the month unscathed, and yet another sabotage team aimed at Tellex successfully blew up the last of their naval shipping assets effectively putting an end to Tellex's Casiawa relief effort. There were no signs that Tellex detected the team on the way in or the way out, and the briefcase bombs netted their highest casualty count yet. Even with the PR surrounding Ubicon endangering public safety, Tellex's PR was worse: the various news organizations delighted in belittling their security, their concern for the public, everything about them. Somehow, they were becoming public enemy number 1 even as Ubicon agents got away with literal murder.

    Ubicon Dynamics: 2 agents present.
    Guard : 2 agents.

    Tellex: 3 agents present.
    Sabotage : 3 agents.

    Attempting sabotage at Tellex with 3 agents.
    Agents using OO-1 "Special Issue" Attache Case sabotage-device
    Tellex successfully sabotaged!
    Tellex alertness increased!
    Tellex has been publicly embarrassed.


    The quarter also saw a new strategy employed for several agents: the assassin team. The board had little information on how exactly this strategem was implemented but the goal was simple - thin the ranks of your rivals staff and capitalize on their reeling from it later.

    The 3 agent team which burst through the doors of the Meridian building had one simple objective: kill everyone in sight. And DO NOT shoot any scientists who could be useful. A hail of solid gunfire slammed into Meridian's employees. The team tore through the offices and EyeScope footage confirmed multiple solid hits on low level staff members. What it did not confirm was as many bodies as was expected. Out of almost 100 possible targets, Meridian's evacuation measures showed only 5 without vital signs by the end of the assault.

    The analytics department was tasked with pouring over the footage to figure out what had gone wrong, and came up with a few suggestions. The key problem, as they saw it, was that there simply weren't enough agents, without powerful enough weapons, to kill any employees. The YY-6 was a decent self-defense weapon - it had a large capacity clip, rapid fire, and would put a man down for good with 3 decent shots by an average marksman. But civilians didn't stand their ground - they ran. There was a fixed time in building for agents to take them down, and that, it was theorized - called for a very different approach. A bigger approach. Area effect weapons, or heavy caliber ballistics or something. One of the team scientists with a biology background suggested that there were certain pathogens and gases which might be able to guarantee a higher killrate against unarmed targets - but, noted that Ubicon lacked the expertise in those areas at the moment.

    [/size]Meridian: 3 agents present.
    Assassinate : 3 agents.

    Assassination mission authorized at Meridian with 3 agents.
    Meridian security does not arrive in time.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Librarian with YY-6 Handgun for 30 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Maintenance Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey misses SysAdmin with ED-210 Security Attache 1 times.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Safety Officer with ED-210 Security Attache for 30 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Office Manager with YY-6 Handgun for 28 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Lawyer with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Factory Floor Worker with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Intern with YY-6 Handgun for 26 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey misses Safety Officer with ED-210 Security Attache 1 times.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Office Manager with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Maintenance Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 27 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey misses Maintenance Staffer with ED-210 Security Attache 1 times.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 27 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey misses Staffer with ED-210 Security Attache 1 times.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Maintenance Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS SysAdmin with YY-6 Handgun for 31 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Maintenance Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Factory Floor Worker with ED-210 Security Attache for 28 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Maintenance Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 27 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Archivist with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS SysAdmin with ED-210 Security Attache for 32 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Safety Officer with YY-6 Handgun for 26 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Maintenance Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 30 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Safety Officer with ED-210 Security Attache for 26 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS SysAdmin with YY-6 Handgun for 30 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey misses Safety Officer with ED-210 Security Attache 1 times.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Office Manager with YY-6 Handgun for 26 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Maintenance Staffer with ED-210 Security Attache for 26 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS SysAdmin with YY-6 Handgun for 28 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 29 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Maintenance Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 26 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Staffer with ED-210 Security Attache for 29 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS SysAdmin with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Maintenance Staffer with ED-210 Security Attache for 31 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS SysAdmin with YY-6 Handgun for 26 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Factory Floor Worker with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Factory Floor Worker with YY-6 Handgun for 26 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Archivist with ED-210 Security Attache for 29 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Maintenance Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 30 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey misses Staffer with ED-210 Security Attache 1 times.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Factory Floor Worker with YY-6 Handgun for 27 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Maintenance Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Maintenance Staffer was KILLED.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Lab Technician with ED-210 Security Attache for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Safety Officer with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Safety Officer with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Factory Floor Worker with YY-6 Handgun for 26 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey misses Lawyer with ED-210 Security Attache 1 times.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Receptionist with ED-210 Security Attache for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Safety Officer with YY-6 Handgun for 31 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Maintenance Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 31 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 29 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Janitor with YY-6 Handgun for 31 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey misses Maintenance Staffer with ED-210 Security Attache 1 times.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Receptionist with YY-6 Handgun for 29 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Maintenance Staffer with ED-210 Security Attache for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Safety Officer with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey misses Safety Officer with ED-210 Security Attache 1 times.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Factory Floor Worker with YY-6 Handgun for 28 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Lab Technician with YY-6 Handgun for 31 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Factory Floor Worker with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Factory Floor Worker was KILLED.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Safety Officer with YY-6 Handgun for 31 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey misses Maintenance Staffer with ED-210 Security Attache 1 times.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Lawyer with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Receptionist with ED-210 Security Attache for 29 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Safety Officer with YY-6 Handgun for 28 damage.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Receptionist with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Receptionist was KILLED.
    Captain Carrot Agent 4 Pam Poovey HITS Maintenance Staffer with ED-210 Security Attache for 32 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Maintenance Staffer with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Maintenance Staffer was KILLED.
    The Ender Agent 2 Barbara 'teeth' Makarov HITS Lab Technician with YY-6 Handgun for 31 damage.
    Captain Carrot Agent 3 Ray Gillette HITS Lab Technician with YY-6 Handgun for 29 damage.
    Lab Technician was KILLED.
    Ubicon Dynamics assassin team kills 5 Meridian employees.
    Meridian staffing levels reduced to 95.000000%
    Meridian alertness has increased.

    The final disaster for the quarter was the long-await tour of Casiawa. Modern metallurgical techniques meant the city was one giant transparent dome beneath the ocean, pressurized to reduce the structural requirements. Only the newest board member of Ubicon opted for the expedition, and tensions were high as the light rail pulled in. Executive zekebeau's agents rode in the now refurbished car of SA Manly, and couldn't help but wonder if it was a message. All were happy that they hadn't been asked to carry documents in OO-1 cases - failsafe mechanisms being another use of the overpowered explosive charges.

    With the dark blue of sea pressing in from above them, the Casiawa councillors explained in detail about the silico-peptide revolution that was coming. The scientific briefings would have to go back to the boys in the surface labs, but the punchline was that the age of the mind-interfacing cybernetics might be about to begin, and Casiawa would lead the way as the only seafloor city which would be able to mass-manufacture them for the consumer market.

    "The ocean, you see!" exclaimed a councillor, "it forms the perfect pressure vessel. The right salinity, the minerals. A little iron seeding and presto! Silicon and biology become one!"

    Later in debriefing Agent Smyth-Jones would speculate as to who the aggressors were affiliated with. He believed Tellex, though it was impossible to be sure. Casiawa had had plenty of violence. But the first bullet hit the enthusiastic councillor in the shoulder, and narrowly missed the excutive. Smyth-Jones didn't give the assassin a second chance with his return fire. EyeScope footage and executive testimony accounted for the short, vicious gun battle which ensued in close quarters. Smyth-Jones' partner agents were both killed by multiple bullets which went underneath their armor, as were the unknown assassins.

    Publicly Ubicon somehow avoided blame for the event. Privately, Casiawa made it clear that they believed Ubicon's executives had been the target, not their councillors. Even with only a minor wound on their side, 3 months of relations and public outreach was destroyed by 15 seconds of gunfire and 5 dead bodies.

    Casiawa Council: 3 agents present.
    Escort : 3 agents.

    Assassins attack during escort mission.
    zekebeau Agent 2 Smyth-jones HITS Assassin 0 with YY-6 Handgun for 18 damage. 7 damage resisted.
    Assassin 1 HITS zekebeau Agent 1 Smith-jones with YY-6 Handgun for 20 damage. 8 damage resisted.
    zekebeau Agent 3 Smith-jons HITS Assassin 0 with YY-6 Handgun for 26 damage.
    Assassin 0 HITS zekebeau Agent 3 Smith-jons with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    zekebeau Agent 1 Smith-jones HITS Assassin 1 with YY-6 Handgun for 30 damage.
    Assassin 0 HITS zekebeau Agent 2 Smyth-jones with YY-6 Handgun for 30 damage.
    zekebeau Agent 3 Smith-jons HITS Assassin 0 with YY-6 Handgun for 28 damage.
    Assassin 1 HITS zekebeau Agent 1 Smith-jones with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    zekebeau Agent 1 Smith-jones HITS Assassin 0 with YY-6 Handgun for 31 damage.
    Assassin 0 HITS zekebeau Agent 3 Smith-jons with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    zekebeau Agent 2 Smyth-jones HITS Assassin 0 with YY-6 Handgun for 28 damage.
    Assassin 0 HITS zekebeau Agent 1 Smith-jones with YY-6 Handgun for 31 damage.
    zekebeau Agent 1 Smith-jones HITS Assassin 0 with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Assassin 0 HITS zekebeau Agent 1 Smith-jones with YY-6 Handgun for 27 damage.
    zekebeau Agent 1 Smith-jones was KILLED.
    zekebeau Agent 2 Smyth-jones HITS Assassin 1 with YY-6 Handgun for 28 damage.
    Assassin 0 HITS zekebeau Agent 3 Smith-jons with YY-6 Handgun for 30 damage.
    zekebeau Agent 3 Smith-jons HITS Assassin 1 with YY-6 Handgun for 27 damage.
    Assassin 0 HITS zekebeau Agent 3 Smith-jons with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    zekebeau Agent 3 Smith-jons was KILLED.
    zekebeau Agent 2 Smyth-jones HITS Assassin 0 with YY-6 Handgun for 26 damage.
    Assassin 0 was KILLED.
    Assassin 0 HITS zekebeau Agent 2 Smyth-jones with YY-6 Handgun for 27 damage.
    zekebeau Agent 2 Smyth-jones HITS Assassin 1 with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Assassin 1 was KILLED.
    Assassin 0 HITS zekebeau Agent 2 Smyth-jones with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    zekebeau Agent 2 Smyth-jones HITS Assassin 0 with YY-6 Handgun for 32 damage.
    Assassin 0 was KILLED.
    PR decreased to 37%

    With their leads dried up, and low level staff contacts not talking, Ubicon was going to need a new public strategy. One of the agents on the Meridian operation floated the idea of the moment: wipe out the Casiawa Council. It was written prominently on the executive whiteboard as an action item for the next quarterly meeting. Before it started someone else had added below it "how hard would an undersea city really be?"

    IMPROVEMENT PURCHASED: Hardened Ingress Points
    Billing added to expenses for this quarter.
    RESEARCH FINISHED: Lab Assistant Robotics

    Ubicon Dynamics Corporate Profile
    Company Results for Quarter 5

    Company Status
    Public Relations: 37%
    Staffing: 100%

    Financials
    Revenues
    Hardened Ingress Points: -180,000,000.0
    ED-210 Security Attache: 50,000,000
    Immigrant: 250,000,000
    Subtotal: 120,000,000.0
    Bonuses:
    Public Relations Bonus: 44,764,429.7781
    Expenses
    Interest: -4,119,110.74445
    Subtotal: -4,119,110.74445
    Net Profits: 160,645,319.034
    End of Quarter Cash Reserves: 78,263,104.1446
    Research
    Current Projects:

    Research Team:
    Mr I. Amnot Geth (1)
    Dr Tony Stane (1)
    Dr James Oppenheim (1)
    Dr Monica Yre (1)
    Dr Odella Teomir (1)
    Dr Kaisa Salvay (2)

    Corporate Bonuses
    LabAssistant Robotics: 2x Science Output

    Corporate Inventory
    YY-6 Handgun (Weapon)
    XX-1 Ballistic Vests (Armor)
    OO-1 "Special Issue" Attache Case (Sabotage-device)
    ED-210 Security Attache (Drone)

    Current Campus
    Entrance
    Reception
    IT
    Administrative Offices
    Dormitories
    Archives
    Research Labs
    Manufacturing
    Testing
    Board Room
    Hazardous Materials Labs
    Construction Plant
    Manufacturing
    Hardened Ingress Points

    Nearby Organizations
    Casiawa Council
    Tellex
    Meridian
    OpenSystems
    Oberon

    Current Board Members
    Mojo_Jojo : 6 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    see317 : 5 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5
    Captain Carrot : 6 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    zekebeau : 4 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4
    The Ender : 5 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5
    Daemonis : 6 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    Bogart : 5 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5
    Dis' : 6 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    wilting : 5 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5
    Current New Board Member Signing Bonus: 4 agents

    NEW RESEARCH PROJECT REQUIRED
    Vote with:
    #RESEARCH project name
    Biology : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Chemistry : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Psychology : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Lab Assistant Robotics : Research Cost 10 (1 quarters)
    Agriculture : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Basic Android Assistants : Research Cost 20.0 (3 quarters)
    Haptic Control Systems : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Advanced Construction Techniques : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Weapons Manufacturing : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Advanced Teachable Robotics : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Physics : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)

    CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AVAILABLE
    Vote with:
    #BUILD project name
    Covert Entrance : Price 180,000,000
    Security Recruiting Office : Price 180,000,000
    Corporate Helicopter : Price 180,000,000

    Agent Activities
    You can perform individual actions against any contacted corporation.

    GUARD <facility>
    Normal security duties around the corporate facilities require alert guards to prevent sabotage, reconaissance and ward off attacks. The presence of executive agents puts employees minds at ease.

    e.g. GUARD Manufacturing

    RECON <corporation>
    Any contacted organization can be reconoitored to acquire additional information about it. Reconaissance can help plan further missions, or improve the odds of success in other endeavors.

    PR
    Send agents to repair damage to Ubicon's profile regarding the recent public attacks. This might be a bad idea if other corporates are suitably desperate.

    THREATEN <organization>
    Send agents to threaten a corporations employees and executives. Grants a small chance of recruiting new staff on the spot. Reduces corporations alertness and the probability of attacks.

    ASSASSINATE <organization>
    Send agents to remove elements of a corporations work force. Will greatly alarm corporations and the public, but reduces the size of security responses and raises the chance of other operations succeeding through demoralization.

    HEIST <organization> <amount>
    Send agents to steal funds from an organization. Difficulty scales with volume as a function of totals. Corporations in debt will be robbed of their quarterly profits.

    SABOTAGE <organizaton>
    Damage the reputation of an organization by causing accidents. Success chances greatly improved by equipping agents with sabotage-devices.

    DISCOVER
    Exploring the reachable areas of the world will attacking new organizations.

    KIDNAP <organization>
    Attempt to kidnap a scientist from another corporation, and put them to work in your own labs. The scientific community has become surprisingly accustomed to this manner of recruitment.

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  • BogartBogart Gonna Be A Man In Motion Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2014
    #RESEARCH Weapons Manufacturing guns guns guns guns guns
    #BUILD Corporate Helicopter get to da chooper etc

    #Agent 1 Whimsy
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #GUARD ENTRANCE

    #Agent 2 Marple
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #GUARD ENTRANCE

    #Agent 3 Poirot
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #DISCOVER

    #Agent 4 Wolfe
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #DISCOVER

    #Agent 5 Resnick
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #DISCOVER

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
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    Gentlemen, it has come to my attention that we have a serious lack of firepower for our employees on the ground. I suggest we amend that pronto.
    Security is paramount after all of our success was upended during the Casiawa escort debacle. Even though Tellex may not know who sabotaged their
    ships, the mere fact that we are profiting from good PR from them is proof enough in this day and age to invite attack.

    We have the troops and the robots on the ground, now we need to get them the power to enact our will out in the field.

    #RESEARCH Weapons Manufacturing
    #BUILD Security Recruiting Office


    Even though we have been attacking Tellex, we have no idea what and how big they truly are. We need to know what we are up against.

    #Agent 1 Norman
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #RECON Tellex

    #Agent 2 Reese
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #RECON Tellex

    #Agent 3 Delgado
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #RECON Tellex

    #Agent 4 Jenson
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #RECON Tellex

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  • zekebeauzekebeau Registered User regular
    #RESEARCH Weapons Manufacturing



    Fully agree, we need to know Tellex's abilities. But the undersea city has clearly some great benefits or they wouldn't be fighting for it, so I think some recon there is also good. Find out how Tellex is keeping their loyalty despite their failures/sabotage.


    #Agent 1 Smith-Jones
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #RECON Tellex

    #Agent 2 Jones-Smith
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #RECON Tellex

    #Agent 3 Smyth-Jones
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #RECON Casiawa

    #Agent 4 Slappy Cummingham
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #RECON Casiawa

  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    Question to Game Master: Is it possible or probable to buy weapons and armor from other corporations that specialize in those areas? Obviously we don't want to use their drone tech because that's what we do, but being able to equip our agents with market rate weapons could give us a much needed competitive front (and something else to spend cash on). Obviously we wouldn't get Ares' Predator MkV pistols(that's for internal use at the moment), but I'm sure they have a bunch of MkIII's or MkIV's that they'd sell.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular

    #RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGY : Onwards towards persuadatrons

    #BUILD CORPORATE HELICOPTER: Our agents lack style

    #Agent 1 Agent Studly
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #GUARD RECEPTION

    #Agent 2 Agent Smilin' Pete
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #RECON OBERON

    #Agent 3 Agent Torvill
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #RECON OBERON

    #Agent 4 Agent Dean
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #RECON OBERON

    #Agent 5 Agent Matrix
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #RECON OBERON

    #Agent 6 Agent Bennett
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #RECON OBERON

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  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    edited July 2014
    #RESEARCH Basic Android Assistants
    #BUILD Security Recruitment Office

    #Agent 1 Leamas
    #YY-6. XX-1, ED-210
    GUARD Manufacturing

    #Agent 2 Smiley
    #YY-6. XX-1, ED-210
    GUARD IT

    #Agent 3 Guillam
    #YY-6. XX-1
    RECON Oberon

    #Agent 4 Karla
    #YY-6. XX-1
    RECON Meridian


    We're a robotics corporation. Increased focus on our core competency will help us to create new cashflows and increase profits, as well as opening up new avenues of monetizable research.

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    Question to Game Master: Is it possible or probable to buy weapons and armor from other corporations that specialize in those areas? Obviously we don't want to use their drone tech because that's what we do, but being able to equip our agents with market rate weapons could give us a much needed competitive front (and something else to spend cash on). Obviously we wouldn't get Ares' Predator MkV pistols(that's for internal use at the moment), but I'm sure they have a bunch of MkIII's or MkIV's that they'd sell.

    This is a thing which will become possible. But Ubicon is a young corporation with inexperience team leads at every level, and high level arms deals require certain improvements to it's management.

  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    #RESEARCH Weapons Manufacturing

    #BUILD Security Recruiting Office

    #Agent 1 Lana Kane
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #GUARD Reception

    #Agent 2 Sterling Archer
    #YY-6, ED-210
    #GUARD Reception

    #Agent 3 Ray Gillette
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #THREATEN Tellex

    #Agent 4 Pam Poovey
    #XX-1, ED-210
    #THREATEN Tellex

    #Agent 5 Cyril Figgis
    #XX-1, YY-6
    #THREATEN Tellex

    #Agent 6 Conrad Stern
    #XX-1, ED-210
    #DISCOVER

  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    Question for game master- what happened to the other stuff we could build, like the security guard dormitories and the sentry guns? Also, how does the corporate inventory work? Can we equip agents with both an ED-210 and a handgun? Does each board member only receive 1 ED-210?

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    Question for game master- what happened to the other stuff we could build, like the security guard dormitories and the sentry guns? Also, how does the corporate inventory work? Can we equip agents with both an ED-210 and a handgun? Does each board member only receive 1 ED-210?

    You equip any item exactly once. Multiple items can be equipped up to the limit (3). Behind the scenes at the moment the techtree is changing just a little, but the security dormitories need a recruiting office. The guns should have been there - I'll put them back in for the next round.

    All your agents can have ED-210s if you want but there will be tradeoffs later due to the item limit per agent (if you try to vote beyond the limit I'll just take the first X items regardless of what they are and equip those).

    Also remember, the ED-210 might just not be a very good robot. Your company doesn't have a strong tactical backgrouns to know these things begond EyeScope footage.

  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    So, that means that Agent 006 can only have 3 items, which limits him to either the ED-210 or the OO-1 briefcase as optional devices in addition to his sidearm and ballistic vest. Right now, UD doesn't have a lot of optional items which lets us give every Agent a robot, but we might get some more useful stuff out of R&D which will force the Board to choose.

    The vote limit means that Agent 006 gets his gun, vest, and robot, but 007 won't be able to take along a gun, vest, robot, and briefcase, and will only take along the first three.

    Is this correct?

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    So, that means that Agent 006 can only have 3 items, which limits him to either the ED-210 or the OO-1 briefcase as optional devices in addition to his sidearm and ballistic vest. Right now, UD doesn't have a lot of optional items which lets us give every Agent a robot, but we might get some more useful stuff out of R&D which will force the Board to choose.

    The vote limit means that Agent 006 gets his gun, vest, and robot, but 007 won't be able to take along a gun, vest, robot, and briefcase, and will only take along the first three.

    Is this correct?

    Correct. There may be options in the future which allow you to increase the item limit.

  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    Also, for questions to the narrator use bold goldenrod. Yellow and orange kill eyes on a white forum board

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    Ye Olde Style is the one true style! (I should really get working on an update)

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  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    I didn't know goldenrod was an option; I was using gold. Thanks!

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    A bunch of fixes to the combat system happened behind the scenes here. There is a mechanic change happening: campus buildings are now just buildings, and can confer bonuses to your organization. But they are geographically dispersed (which will be represented on a map when it becomes relevant).

    Votes
    Mojo_Jojo
    zekebeau
    Captain Carrot
    Captain Marcus
    NotoriusBEN
    Bogart

    Voting Totals

    Board Decisions
    Authorized Operations
    Bogart :
    Agent 1 Guard Entrance
    Agent 3 Discover
    Agent 2 Guard Entrance
    Agent 5 Discover
    Agent 4 Discover
    Captain Carrot :
    Agent 1 Guard Reception
    Agent 3 Threaten Tellex
    Agent 2 Guard Reception
    Agent 5 Threaten Tellex
    Agent 4 Threaten Tellex
    Agent 6 Discover
    Captain Marcus (NEW EXECUTIVE) :
    Agent 1 Agent 2 Smiley
    Agent 3 Agent 4 Karla
    Mojo_Jojo :
    Agent 1 Guard Reception
    Agent 3 Recon Oberon
    Agent 2 Recon Oberon
    Agent 5 Recon Oberon
    Agent 4 Recon Oberon
    Agent 6 Recon Oberon
    NotoriusBEN (NEW EXECUTIVE) :
    Agent 1 Recon Tellex
    Agent 3 Recon Tellex
    Agent 2 Recon Tellex
    Agent 4 Recon Tellex
    zekebeau :
    Agent 1 Recon Tellex
    Agent 3 Recon Casiawa
    Agent 2 Recon Tellex
    Agent 4 Recon Casiawa

    4 Agents recruited for new board member Captain Marcus

    Captain Marcus invalid action request. Not counted.
    4 Agents recruited for new board member NotoriusBEN

    The quarter opened with the induction of a new board member "Captain" Marcus who promptly issued several orders to his signing bonus staff which parsed as meaningless gibberish. As a result, a pair of elite corporate agents spent 3 months in an undisclosed location still drawing company pay cheques.


    Unknown : 2 agents present.
    Agent : 2 agents.


    The ongoing situation with Casiawa had been decided to require more information about the organization Ubicon was principally dealing with - the Casiawa council. Although it was a public entity, the council was effectively just another face of the corporate world - and could be surveilled and indeed treated like one.

    The problem of course, was that Casiawa was an undersea city. It was difficult to access, and the council was not easily reached. Surface-wise though, a few bits of information were turned up - the Council had a testing facility top-side, staffed by a single full time researcher and a support staff. Moreover, members of the council appeared to routinely sit in board meetings at this surface base - which meant there was a window of vulnerability for intimation and subterfuge which had not previously believed to be present.


    Casiawa Council: 2 agents present.
    Recon : 2 agents.

    Reconaissance mission at Casiawa Council with 2 agents.
    Reconaissance Successful!
    Casiawa Council Reconnaissance Report
    Quarter to Date Cash Reserves: 0.0

    Casiawa Council Research Team:
    Dr Agathangelos Lundquist (1)

    Casiawa Council Corporate Inventory
    YY-6 Handgun (Weapon)
    XX-1 Ballistic Vests (Armor)
    OO-1 "Special Issue" Attache Case (Sabotage-device)

    Casiawa Council Known Offices
    Testing (Size: 100)



    Another quiet quarter at Ubicon Dynamics' various departments was beginning to spook the agents tasked to it somewhat, and the employees as well. The staff were beginning to realize that the misfortunes that befell Ubicon's competitors were probably originating - at least as they believed in some small part - from Ubicon itself. But they never seemed to bounce back on Ubicon. And that was worth being concerned about. Rumor and opinion spread from staff to agents to the board itself that a maelstrom was coming - even if Ubicon agents were never detected, corporations lashed out randomly - and violently, frequently.


    Ubicon Dynamics: 5 agents present.
    Guard : 5 agents.


    This sense carried over to the mission at Tellex for the quarter. Fully 9 agents were deployed to Tellex, and it was felt that in some way this was probably too many. When Tellex security looked a little too nosy, the call was made to clear out of the reconaissance mission, and the evacuation of surveillance posts was narrowly completed before military-grade explosives demolished several stories of the hotel the team had been operating out of.

    No Tellex security ever gave chase, but it was clear this was a narrow miss from disaster. But not without a silver lining. Although the alert Tellex security responded quickly to the reconaissance mission, they only succeeded in detecting that Ubicon's agents had already turned several mid-level managers with little more then vague threats to their families and loved ones.

    The Tellex response was not an understanding one - contract termination could mean many things. In this case it meant Tellex removed fully 2% of suspected compromised staff members, but their skills did not show up in the locally available workforce later.


    Tellex: 9 agents present.
    Recon : 6 agents.

    Reconaissance mission at Tellex with 6 agents.
    Reconaissance failed.
    Agents detected while on reconaissance mission!
    Tellex alertness increased!
    No security response to agent detection.

    Threaten : 3 agents.

    Ubicon Dynamics agents deployed to threaten Tellex staff.
    Tellex managers capitulation discovered and contracts terminated.
    Tellex staff levels reduced to 98.000000%.


    The mission at Oberon, with a smaller agent team, was far more successful. The Oberon corporation was a mid-sized manufacturing concern for the consumer appliance market. Tangentially related to robotics technology, but definitely close enough that they could be perceived as a market threat in the near future. Consumer companies were dangerous: their expertise at coralling low skill workers frequently gave them plenty of moving power when they decided to enter a sector. Their research team in particular was notably dangerous - with only 4 lead scientists they were almost matching the output of Ubicon's larger staff. The cash reserves of the company were also notable - holding no currency at all, but also no debt, they would be an enormous risk for launching theft missions.


    Oberon: 5 agents present.
    Recon : 5 agents.

    Reconaissance mission at Oberon with 5 agents.
    Reconaissance Successful!
    Oberon Reconnaissance Report
    Quarter to Date Cash Reserves: 0.0

    Oberon Research Team:
    Dr Arawn Salcedo (2)
    Dr Golyat Van Heel (2)
    Dr Yolonda MacMathan (1)
    Dr Conlaoch Ruskin (2)

    Oberon Corporate Inventory
    YY-6 Handgun (Weapon)
    XX-1 Ballistic Vests (Armor)
    OO-1 "Special Issue" Attache Case (Sabotage-device)

    Oberon Known Offices
    Manufacturing (Size: 100)
    Manufacturing (Size: 100)
    Dormitories (Size: 100)


    The final business of the quarter was general. After much debate Ubicon finally added a company owned helicopter to its holdings: the TR-91 series was a superb acquisition. Ethanol fuel cells with fully electric propulsion made it quiet, while stealth construction allowed unrestricted airspace movement.

    The Ubicon agents who spent 3 weeks driving around the country side cursed when they finally returned from their official scouting mission. They had certainly turned up a few new competitor firms, and a deeper understanding of the local lay of the land had created some interesting new possiblities in dealing with the public. But it all would've been a lot easier from the air.

    Despite their grumbling, of particular note the agents had turned up something important - the anarchists who had launched their attack on Ubicon's headquarters did not appear to be interlopers. The agents returned with a discovery that out in the sparsely populated areas of Southern France, a powerful anti-corporate movement had formed - the Human Institute.


    Public: 4 agents present.
    Discover : 4 agents.


    IMPROVEMENT PURCHASED: Corporate Helicopter
    Billing added to expenses for this quarter.
    Ubicon Dynamics Corporate Profile
    Company Results for Quarter 6

    Company Status
    Public Relations: 37%
    Staffing: 100%

    Financials
    Revenues
    Corporate Helicopter: -180,000,000.0
    ED-210 Security Attache: 50,000,000
    Immigrant: 250,000,000
    Subtotal: 300,000,000
    Bonuses:
    Public Relations Bonus: 111,911,074.445
    Expenses
    Interest: -1,729,512.55941
    Subtotal: -181,729,512.559
    Net Profits: 230,181,561.886
    End of Quarter Cash Reserves: 195,591,310.698
    Research
    Current Projects:

    Research Team:
    Mr I. Amnot Geth (1)
    Dr Tony Stane (1)
    Dr James Oppenheim (1)
    Dr Monica Yre (1)
    Dr Odella Teomir (1)
    Dr Kaisa Salvay (2)

    Corporate Inventory
    YY-6 Handgun (Weapon)
    XX-1 Ballistic Vests (Armor)
    OO-1 "Special Issue" Attache Case (Sabotage-device)
    ED-210 Security Attache (Drone)

    Current Campus
    Construction Plant
    Hazardous Materials Labs
    Manufacturing
    Corporate Helicopter
    Administrative Offices
    Data Center
    Archives
    Dormitories
    Manufacturing
    Research Labs
    Board Room
    Testing

    Nearby Organizations
    Casiawa Council
    Tellex
    Meridian
    OpenSystems
    Oberon
    Uruk-Kai Weapons Inc.
    Herod Systems
    Human Institute

    Current Board Members
    Mojo_Jojo : 7 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    see317 : 6 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    Captain Carrot : 7 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    zekebeau : 5 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5
    The Ender : 6 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    Daemonis : 7 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    Bogart : 6 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    Dis' : 7 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    NotoriusBEN : 5 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5
    wilting : 6 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    Captain Marcus : 5 Agents : Agent Serial Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5
    Current New Board Member Signing Bonus: 5 agents

    NEW RESEARCH PROJECT REQUIRED
    Vote with:
    #RESEARCH project name
    Biology : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Advanced Teachable Robotics : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Advanced Construction Techniques : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Physics : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Haptic Control Systems : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Corporate Governance : Research Cost 1 (0 quarters)
    Basic Android Assistants : Research Cost 20.0 (3 quarters)
    Chemistry : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Agriculture : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)
    Psychology : Research Cost 5.0 (1 quarters)

    CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AVAILABLE
    Vote with:
    #BUILD project name
    Covert Entrance : Price 180,000,000
    Security Recruiting Office : Price 180,000,000

    Agent Activities
    Agent Blocks:
    #Agent <number> <new name>
    #<equipment>
    #<command>

    All blocks must be prefixed with # to be processed properly.

    You can perform individual actions against any contacted corporation.

    GUARD <facility>
    Normal security duties around the corporate facilities require alert guards to prevent sabotage, reconaissance and ward off attacks. The presence of executive agents puts employees minds at ease.

    e.g. GUARD Manufacturing

    RECON <corporation>
    Any contacted organization can be reconoitored to acquire additional information about it. Reconaissance can help plan further missions, or improve the odds of success in other endeavors.

    PR
    Send agents to repair damage to Ubicon's profile regarding the recent public attacks. This might be a bad idea if other corporates are suitably desperate.

    THREATEN <organization>
    Send agents to threaten a corporations employees and executives. Grants a small chance of recruiting new staff on the spot. Reduces corporations alertness and the probability of attacks.

    ASSASSINATE <organization>
    Send agents to remove elements of a corporations work force. Will greatly alarm corporations and the public, but reduces the size of security responses and raises the chance of other operations succeeding through demoralization.

    HEIST <organization> <amount>
    Send agents to steal funds from an organization. Difficulty scales with volume as a function of totals. Corporations in debt will be robbed of their quarterly profits.

    SABOTAGE <organizaton>
    Damage the reputation of an organization by causing accidents. Success chances greatly improved by equipping agents with sabotage-devices.

    DISCOVER
    Exploring the reachable areas of the world will allow attacking new organizations.

    KIDNAP <organization>
    Attempt to kidnap a scientist from another corporation, and put them to work in your own labs. The scientific community has become surprisingly accustomed to this manner of recruitment.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular

    #RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGY : Onwards towards persuadatron

    #Agent 1 Agent Studly
    #YY-6. XX-1, ED-210
    #GUARD RECEPTION

    #Agent 2 Agent Smilin' Pete
    #YY-6. XX-1, ED-210
    #GUARD BOARDROOM

    #Agent 3 Agent Torvill
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #KIDNAP OBERON

    #Agent 4 Agent Dean
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #KIDNAP OBERON

    #Agent 5 Agent Matrix
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #KIDNAP OBERON

    #Agent 6 Agent Bennett
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #KIDNAP OBERON

    #Agent 7 Agent Sully
    #YY-6. XX-1
    #KIDNAP OBERON

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
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    Gentlemen, it has come to my attention that we should be investing in security. Unless more board members devote more agents to security, we are practically laid bare to our enemies. Giving some thought to research Ms. Mojo may be onto something with psychology. If not in military applications, we can use the data researched to help us create better autonomous systems for our robots and drones.

    #RESEARCH Psychology
    #BUILD Security Recruiting Office


    That was a close call with Tellex. I still think we need to get more info on them. I will attempt to recon them again, but I will so with my own cell of agents. Other board members should apply their agents elsewhere.

    #Agent 1 Norman
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #RECON Tellex

    #Agent 2 Reese
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #RECON Tellex

    #Agent 3 Delgado
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #RECON Tellex

    #Agent 4 Jenson
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #RECON Tellex

    #Agent 5 Chervencho
    #YY-6, XX-1
    #GUARD Manufacturing

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    Since we are dealing with corporations, I would think it easier to make deals with some of them.
    I would think the Uruk hai weapons inc would be someone we'd want to establish relations with for better arms and armor. We should specialize in superior bots and drones

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  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    edited July 2014
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    I apologize, fellow members of the board. Agent control at Lunar Industries Inc. was... different, and I was unused to Ubicon's handling protocols.

    That being said, my vote is for an increased emphasis on our core product. We're highly dependent on our Public Relations department for increased cashflow, and this situation could change at any time. Advanced Teachable Robotics should help both our Immigrant and ED-210 product lines generate more revenue.

    #RESEARCH Advanced Teachable Robotics
    #BUILD Security Recruiting Office



    #Agent 1 Leamas
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #GUARD Data Center

    #Agent 2 Smiley
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #GUARD Administrative Offices

    #Agent 3 Guillam
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #GUARD Research Labs

    #Agent 4 Karla
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #GUARD Dormitories

    #Agent 5 Riemeck
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #GUARD Reception


    Two questions- a, what happened with the weapons manufacturing vote, and b, if things have a time of 0 quarters does that mean we can research multiple projects in one quarter?

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    You can't research multiple projects in 1 quarter. So stacking your research deck doesn't necessarily let you go faster at the moment.

    The weapons manufacturing vote got eaten by my vote parser. You'll have weapons manufacturing next turn. Call it a temporary delay in concept actualization.


  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    #RESEARCH Robotics both for prereqs and to get it out of the way before it's really wasting a turn

    #BUILD Security Recruiting Office

    #Agent 1 Sterling Archer
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #KIDNAP Oberon

    #Agent 2 Lana Kane
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #KIDNAP Oberon

    #Agent 3 Ray Gillette
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #KIDNAP Oberon

    #Agent 4 Pam Poovey
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #KIDNAP Oberon

    #Agent 5 Cyril Figgis
    #YY-6, XX-1, OO-1
    #KIDNAP Oberon

    #Agent 6 Conrad Stern
    #YY-6, XX-1, OO-1
    #RECON Uruk-Hai Weapons Inc

    #Agent 7 Lucas Troy
    #YY-6, XX-1, ED-210
    #RECON Uruk-Hai Weapons Inc


    Eight guys against Oberon might be a little excessive, but it's better than sending too few and losing them while gaining no scientists.

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    Oh right, an update - robotics shouldn't be on that list. you have robotics - it's a glitch.

  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    You also have Lab Assistant Robotics already. Damn, I really bollocksed up that post.

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