EDIT: This is a choose-your-own-adventure style game. Anyone is free to join at any time. Follow the posting styles and you'll be included automatically!
On the train out of Casiawa, in one of the premium first class carriages, Special Assistant Manly paced nervously.
The acquisition meeting had been disaster - no, scratch that, the entire trip had been a disaster. 4 dead agents. $2 billion in company property destroyed.
And yet that aside, the board would've been pleased with him if the meeting had been fruitful. But how do you tell the board that Casiawa city governance wasn't going to sign?
Tellex Corp. would be moving into Casiawa exclusively. The projections showed from there in the next decade they would have near total control of the sub-sea protein folding industry with exclusive rights to the intellectual property.
He'd seen the reports - the scientists were going nuts over these new "Silico-Peptide condensates". "Robust biological stability! Neurotransmitter mapping! Well-understood methods. *Scaleable*". It was academic catnip. The more of those they could cram into a paper introduction the better. There was an unfortunate army of new research students who were going to be tasked with finding out which of those was slightly optimitistic in the near future.
The sound of a chicken clucking broke SA Manly from this thoughts. His phone. Right, the board...by now they would've read the reports. The one silver lining of the trip - hell, probably it's point - you couldn't get information out of an undersea city easily. A city of 500,000 people and a few pounds of C4 could increase the time for news to travel from milliseconds to days.
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Each round there will generally have some global options, and some individual options. Global options are first-past the post. Individual options apply just to you. You have just become members of The Board.
VOTING OPTIONS:Global:A) What is the company?
1. Ubicon Dynamics
Business: Manufacturing Robotics
Ubicon is a well respected assembly line automation concern. The "Immigrant" series of rapid setup and tear down teachable builders has successfully encroached on 3D printing in some operations. A respectable R&D department has led to speculation that one of the larger firms will be looking to acquire it in a few years.
2. Sense Experiences
Business: Erotic stimulaids
Sense Experiences makes everyone uncomfortable, because they're too good at what they do. Micro-pattern biomimicking polymers may feel good, but when your profits and company age imply almost everyone has one, nobody wants to think about it. Rumor is that revenues are on the precipice of collapsing though - over-engineered products are lasting too long, and nobody's getting sufficiently bored. Still, their profitability means they should have no trouble breaking into new industries.
3. Case-Trent Software
Business: OS Software
What the name means exactly is the subject of some debate, but everyone agrees that nobody can be that good and that good in the software business. Although their CTOS operating system sells well, the numbers always add up yet never seem like they should. CTS has a notable public policy of hiring anyone who successfully hacks their products that has earned a lot of respect in the hacker and cracker communities.B) How does the board react to Special Assistant Manly's work to date?
1. Offer condolences for an unfortunately catastrophic mission for SA Manly.
2. Reprimand SA Manly and suggest there will consequences for further failures.
3. Induct SA Manly into the corporate "incentives" program.
4. Detonate SA Manly's briefcase bomb.C) The board needs suggestions on how to handle the Casiawa situation.
1. Accept their decision for now.
2. Do not accept their decision as final. The most popular suggestion will be implemented by a majority vote.