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  • EvmaAlsarEvmaAlsar Birmingham, EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Alright, so, anyone want to bet how many missions it'll take before one of us goes down to a goddamn Thin Man crit?

    Or would such a betting pool be considering harmful to morale?

    No bet.

    Can I have your stuff?

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  • KadokenKadoken One batch, two batch, poyo and hIIIIII Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
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    Exalt operative.

    The light of the travelers will lead man to enlightenment.

    (Plus, there's not a lot of bad guy roles in LPs)

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
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    ASSAULT, LIKE A REAL MAN. WITH A MOUSTACHE. AND A PLASMA GUN!

    Wait, so I'm the taser-bait?

    LIKE A REAL MAN, WITH GRENADES AND A TASER!

  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    So why aren't people allowed to sign up as Scientists or Engineers? I mean, if people are allowed to sign up as actual traitors to the human race whose deaths cannot come soon enough, why not some of the good folks working under Vahlen and Shen?

  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    No one really works under them I guess.

    Why not shivs? EVERYONE COULD BE A ROBOT! Hahahaha, I really am evil.

  • PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    I think I am slighted.

    PLA on
  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    !Sign up

    I'd like to write an entry for the Kellog Report.

    I have a few potential ideas, but I think I'd rather wait and see how the playthrough begins to develop, and maybe sound some ideas off of you after that.

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    So why aren't people allowed to sign up as Scientists or Engineers? I mean, if people are allowed to sign up as actual traitors to the human race whose deaths cannot come soon enough, why not some of the good folks working under Vahlen and Shen?

    I think the unofficial rule is you can only sign up as someone who can/will die.
    Being a scientist or engineer is just about the only 100% safe job in XCOM, so obviously it doesn't really count.

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  • MarikirMarikir Registered User regular
    There is a fair amount of grist for the mill already...

    But, perhaps I can be of use in other, antagonistic means?

    !Sign up!

    As whatever you have need of, be it EXALT or XENO or even SHIV. (Assuming you have need of a name to slot in somewhere.)

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  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Total Goober Registered User regular
    !Sign up!

    Fighter pilot please!

  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    !Sign up!

    I'd like a narrative role. Not too fussed whether it's being an exalt commander or a kellog report author!

    tip.. tip.. TALLY.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • jdarksunjdarksun Scion of Chaos Registered User regular
    If you're accepting custom looks, I like the "hard boiled detective" XCOM Operative:
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    "It was a dark and stormy night when Mr. Grey walked into my office..."

    EvmaAlsar
  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    So you're never gonna wear any armor? One dark and stormy night you won't survive. :P

  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
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    ________________________________________________________________________
    AT 1200 HOURS ON MARCH THE 2ND, 2015, HQ-TOMORROW INITIATED OPERATION BLINDING SHROUD.
    THIS WAS THE XCOM PROJECT'S FIRST ACTIVE COMBAT MISSION
    I have to apologize for the extremely shitty screenshot work you will see here; I screwed-up a lot of the action shots. I aspire to do better by you guys in the future.

    I honestly wanted to re-do the first mission just because of my terrible camera work... but for reasons you will see later, I just couldn't bear the idea of re-rolling this start.

    ...BEGIN MISSION RECORDER PLAYBACK...

    DIRECTOR: Delta Squad, report status.
    DELTA-1 "VEGETA": Status yellow. LZ is clear.

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    DELTA-1 "VEGETA": We've encountered a... device. Are you getting this on the feed, HQ?
    DIRECTOR: I see it, Delta-1. We're running a scan now; stand by for an advisory.

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    DIRECTOR: [inaudible] ...yeah, I agree, just... Delta, the lab boys want a sample from that object. If you can determine that it's safe to approach, see what you can do for them.
    DELTA-1 "VEGETA": Copy that, HQ. Just give me a minute to find a rock or something to thr-- Delta-2! What the fuck!? Get back h--
    DELTA-2 "BETHRYN": Seems safe to me, HQ. There's some kid of gel inside. Scooping a sample.
    DELTA-1 "VEGETA": BETH!
    DELTA-2 "BETHRYN": Bethryn, thank-you.
    DIRECTOR: Minimize that audio, Delta. We don't--
    DELTA-3 "MEGAMEK": I hear movement. Diner. And I think I see... some kind of residue leading to the kitchen door.

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    DIRECTOR: Copy that, Delta-3. We've picked-up the residue trail on this end, too. Vegeta, you and MegaMek get in position to breach that diner.
    DELTA-4 "NOTORIOUS": I'll head down along the front to see if--Holy Shit!

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    DIRECTOR: Delta-4?
    DELTA-4 "NOTORIOUS": That's a Goddamn ice cream parlor! Oh, no... are those dipped waffle cones back there?

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    DELTA-3 "MEGAMEK": You ready?
    DELTA-1 "VEGETA": Ready.

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    DELTA-1 "VEGETA": Shit. Contact!
    DIRECTOR: We see it, Delta, we see it. You are weapons free. Do you have a shot?
    DELTA-1 "VEGETA": ...Motherfuck... they're fast. They're running out the back door... I can't get a bead on--
    DELTA-3 "MEGAMEK": I've got it.

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    [Explosion]

    DELTA-3 "MEGAMEK": First blood, bitch.
    DIRECTOR: Keep focused; I'm only counting enough body parts to account for one of those two. Can you see where his friend went?

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    DELTA-1 "VEGETA": I've got him. Engaging.

    [Gunfire]

    DELTA-1 "VEGETA": Son of a bitch! I hit him 6 times and he's still on his feet!
    DIRECTOR: Well, now you know to hit them more than 6 times, Vegeta. Delta-2, have you finished collecting that sample?
    DELTA-2 "BETHRYN": Copy that; I'm moving to support.

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    DELTA-2 "BETHRYN": No visual. Can't engage.
    DELTA-4 "NOTORIOUS": ...Uh, guys? I found another one.

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    DELTA-4 "NOTORIOUS": I don't have a good angle; Goddamn station wagon's in the way.
    DIRECTOR: Okay; Notorious, just keep eyes on that target. Delta-1 & Delta-2, you need to neutralize the threat on your end before he can fall back to his partner on the other side of the ice cream shop.
    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": I'll get it sorted.

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    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": WoooOOOOOOOoooooooo. Gone, baby.
    DELTA-3 "MEGAMEK": Sit tight, Notorious, I'm coming to back y--

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    DELTA-3 "MEGAMEK": Another one!

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    DELTA-3 "MEGAMEK": Shit!

    [Gunfire]
    [Gunfire]

    DELTA-4 "NOTORIOUS": Motherfucker! Mega, watch it! This one's hauling ass right towards your position! He's on your 3'O Clock! I couldn't keep him pinned!

    [Unknown Weapon Discharge]

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    DELTA-3 "MEGAMEK" UUUUUUGGGGGgggggggnnnnnnnnnnnnnn...
    DELTA-1 "Vegeta" MEGA!

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  • KadokenKadoken One batch, two batch, poyo and hIIIIII Registered User regular
    This is great so far!

    I am going to shoot this mystery with my pistol of deduction -Sherlock Holmes (Scott Benson)
    Mine TTRPG blog http://darkheresychainsofmalice.blogspot.com/
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  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Xcom personnel getting shot up? Sign me up for more! B)

  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    Mission gladly compromised in pursuit of waffle cones.

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  • MegaMekMegaMek Girls like girls. Registered User regular
    Pay 'em back Delta! BLOOD FOR BLOOD!

    I think you're a joke, but I don't find you very funny.
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
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    DELTA-1 "Vegeta": MEGA!
    DIRECTOR: Delta-3!?
    DELTA-3 "MEGAMEK": ...Ugn... I'm fine. Just took the wind out of me. Vest took the worst of it.
    Man I fucked that up so bad; for some reason I failed to account for one of the Sectoid's movement, and he got a flank shot in on MegaMek. Fortunately, the game decided that this would be one of those rare occasions where the AI would roll the minimum possible damage on a flank shot.

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    DELTA-4 "NOTORIOUS": Hey, asshole?

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    DELTA-4 "NOTORIOUS": ...Shit. HQ, I swear I only hit this one in the head... but his weapon just cooked-off. Ain't much left of it.

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    Director: Copy that, Delta-4. Once you've cleared-out that area, we'll want you to pick-up as many of those pieces as you can so our lab boys can look them over.
    DELTA-4 "NOTORIOUS": Dandy.

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    DELTA-2 "BETHRYN": Peek-a-boo.

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    DELTA-2 "BETHRYN": Fuck. He evaded.
    DELTA-3 "MEGAMEK": Good for him.

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    DELTA-3 "MEGAMEK": He didn't evade that.


    MISSION RECORDER PLAYBACK ENDS

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    DIRECTOR'S LOG
    MARCH 2ND, 2015


    Blinding Shroud was a success. 4 ET kills for no casualties, as well as the recovery of significant quantities of exotic materials.

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    We didn't grab enough of the self-destructed ET weaponry remains for R&D to make sense of, but we did grab enough of the gel substance to get them excited. We've also got four bodies for them to dissect at their leisure.

    Some minor excavation work is also underway to make some more room for extra facilities.

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    FFFFFFFffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

    This is why I ultimately decided not to restart. This is the most hilariously atrocious spawn I have ever seen: one steam vent in a useless location and literally $20 worth of free excavation. That's it. We have to buy the rest.

    This is going to be a very fun game.

    It's been a good day.

    The Ender on
    With Love and Courage
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  • MegaMekMegaMek Girls like girls. Registered User regular
    Ah, I think my bloodlust is sated for now. Good work, commander!

    I think you're a joke, but I don't find you very funny.
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Double post.

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    With Love and Courage
  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Hahaha, excellent. This is going to go well.

    Just...maybe not for us.

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Nice, one mission, one kill, one victory.

    and MegaMek is still alive, though he's probably gonna be in medbay for a fortnight. nvm, a week.

    Really appreciate this @The Ender it smacks of @Fishman 's X-Com threads very nicely.

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  • MegaMekMegaMek Girls like girls. Registered User regular
    I'll be out of action with third degree burns for a week or so. Kill more x-rays for me guys!

    I think you're a joke, but I don't find you very funny.
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
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    DIRECTOR'S LOG
    MARCH 2ND, 2015

    ...Well, it was a good day.

    UFO activity has spiked over China, Germany and Egypt. We don't have the resources to interdict ETs in more than one country, which means we have a difficult choice to make and the 'Logistics Incentive Program' established by XCOM's primary contributors certainly doesn't help.

    Fucking bureaucrats.

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    So, what will it be?

    The Ender on
    With Love and Courage
  • MegaMekMegaMek Girls like girls. Registered User regular
    I've always wanted to visit Deutschland. And we could use the engineers.

    I think you're a joke, but I don't find you very funny.
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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    We need the engineers. without them we can't build the satellite facilities or build things cheaper. it doesn't do us any good to have cash if we can't build anything to begin with.

    In the cold and calculated manor, we can let the rest of asia burn if need be, we have the Future Tech bonuses they offered when we made our HQ here.

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  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    You're actually leaving it to a vote? And not automatically going with literally the only correct choice of Germany in this situation?

    Ballsy move.

    M A G I K A Z A M
  • LanrutconLanrutcon Registered User regular
    !Vote: Germany

    We need Engineers.

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  • BethrynBethryn Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Egypt is too hot, China is too socialist, but Germany ist sehr gut.

    And let's be honest, everyone knows German engineers are the best.

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  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    200 in cash will let us buy a workshop and a power plant with 15 left over and net is an extra engineer in the process.

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  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Goumindong wrote: »
    200 in cash will let us buy a workshop and a power plant with 15 left over and net is an extra engineer in the process.

    Can't build a workshop until you pick up engineers.

    Germany, Commander.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Shambler FuckerRegistered User regular
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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    Definitely Germany, because 'Vorsprung durch Technik'.

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Always pick up Engineers first. German Engineers especially.

    German Scientists too, but we already got one of those, so that's maybe not as important right now.

  • LanrutconLanrutcon Registered User regular
    Without German engineering our luxury vehicles will be average at best.

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  • DuriniaDurinia Evolved from Space Potatoes Registered User regular
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  • jdarksunjdarksun Scion of Chaos Registered User regular
    I was originally trying to spike things by making us start in South America.

    But when life offers you engineers, you take engineers.

    Also, Ender, how you are you making those awesome graphics?

  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Lanrutcon wrote: »
    Without German engineering our luxury vehicles will be average at best.



  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    Sure, German engineers are great at cars, but what's their track record on wars, eh?
    Let's get some people from Bletchley Park on the case.

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