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[Glossolalia] Silver\Vignette (Everybody Join In)

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    Y'know, I'm surprised none of you supersoldiers went for real tech wankery. Guns that fire remote controlled grey goo, your nanobots being able to create backups of your brain, arms turning into railguns, ect. At least having them be hardened against EMPs.
    Ah well, what could've been.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    He's behind an open gate

  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Not metal gear enough

    You have to get stupid

    Like weapons made out of salamanders

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    That was me trying to stay within reason, actually. I figured "I launch a swarm of nanobot pods down to the base from my space station, which will consume the base and send me a copy of it's atomic structure so I can extract information from it" wouldn't be very exciting.

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  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    Cedric Haul Solar Dog (Engineer +1) (Electromagnetism+1)

    "Yeah, 'try better than that'." Dog rolls the body of Tripwire Tarantula over for the team to get a better look at her face. Either this is a pretty good replica, or there's gonna be some good lines coming from the CO. While waiting for the reply from their superiors Dog detaches the copper tripwire used on him from the kit of Tarantula. The spooled coil might come in handy later.


    Awaiting the chance to be salty and say 'dead my ass!'

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    He's behind an open gate

    so

    that means that there should be no problem running up and hitting him

    right
    cB557 wrote: »
    Y'know, I'm surprised none of you supersoldiers went for real tech wankery. Guns that fire remote controlled grey goo, your nanobots being able to create backups of your brain, arms turning into railguns, ect. At least having them be hardened against EMPs.
    Ah well, what could've been.

    gotta start somewhere

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    Yeah your getting way past what metal gear does

    They use it to become fake vampires or make organic robots that moo

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    Not metal gear enough

    You have to get stupid

    Like weapons made out of salamanders

    for the record, I really liked the idea of a hawkeye that is obsessed with slimy mechalizards on our team

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    I'm switching it up a bit

    Now I'm a guy that uses salamanders for close quarters combat

    salamander knife

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    the hardest part of these is coming up with vaguely relevant words for the "pronunciation lessons"

    I, personally, am really excited to see where you go with these

    e: also, gonna repost just in case no one saw it


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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Yeah your getting way past what metal gear does

    They use it to become fake vampires or make organic robots that moo
    Eh, from what I've seen so far of this setting, something similar to that is pretty plausible. Yeah, for the "copy of its atomic structure" thing, you'd probably need to find a few spare internets to store the whole thing, but you could probably launch a couple swarms set to eat everything in the area that looks like a human cell and after a couple kill codes and another swarm of nanobots sent to eat the first swarm of nanobots (just to be safe), you could then just do whatever you wanted with the base.

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    e: wait, is too close to smash with a running haymaker

    also what would i roll for this

    to be absolutely honest I am still sort of struggling to understand how pairs and holds and stuff work in Balance, probably mostly because I am just having trouble conceptualizing it, if that makes sense

    e2: also also, I think it's worth mentioning that both I and Mantis completely expect this to be a hologram or a bag of toxic nanites or a clone with a bomb in his face or something

    but dammit, he's going to try to smash face anyway


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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    Yeah your getting way past what metal gear does

    They use it to become fake vampires or make organic robots that moo
    Eh, from what I've seen so far of this setting, something similar to that is pretty plausible. Yeah, for the "copy of its atomic structure" thing, you'd probably need to find a few spare internets to store the whole thing, but you could probably launch a couple swarms set to eat everything in the area that looks like a human cell and after a couple kill codes and another swarm of nanobots sent to eat the first swarm of nanobots (just to be safe), you could then just do whatever you wanted with the base.

    what about the EMP field though

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  • MacGuffinMacGuffin Registered User regular
    You have to understand that 'nanobots' is really just shorthand for 'magic' in Metal Gear. Of course you can do everything with 'magic' but that wouldn't be any fun. You have to make characters that philosophize over the nature of war and man while punching other characters with supersonic fists.

  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    I mean yeah you could so that

    But that's no fun

    That's like playing a superhero game and saying your power is to kill everything

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    Yeah your getting way past what metal gear does

    They use it to become fake vampires or make organic robots that moo
    Eh, from what I've seen so far of this setting, something similar to that is pretty plausible. Yeah, for the "copy of its atomic structure" thing, you'd probably need to find a few spare internets to store the whole thing, but you could probably launch a couple swarms set to eat everything in the area that looks like a human cell and after a couple kill codes and another swarm of nanobots sent to eat the first swarm of nanobots (just to be safe), you could then just do whatever you wanted with the base.

    This kind of thing is definitely theoretically possible, but would require a lot of nanobots to accomplish efficiently, and represents a greater level of resources that the characters have access to

  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    Idea: The nanobots are shaped like ninjas, and the base has its own defense nanobots. Boom, ninja war on the nano scale. Best RPG ever.
    :P
    cB557 wrote: »
    Yeah your getting way past what metal gear does

    They use it to become fake vampires or make organic robots that moo
    Eh, from what I've seen so far of this setting, something similar to that is pretty plausible. Yeah, for the "copy of its atomic structure" thing, you'd probably need to find a few spare internets to store the whole thing, but you could probably launch a couple swarms set to eat everything in the area that looks like a human cell and after a couple kill codes and another swarm of nanobots sent to eat the first swarm of nanobots (just to be safe), you could then just do whatever you wanted with the base.

    what about the EMP field though
    Hardened electronics, son.



    ...Just in case it wasn't clear, I know that the reason it's like this is because it'd be boring other wise. I'm just messing around.


    Edit:
    cB557 wrote: »
    Yeah your getting way past what metal gear does

    They use it to become fake vampires or make organic robots that moo
    Eh, from what I've seen so far of this setting, something similar to that is pretty plausible. Yeah, for the "copy of its atomic structure" thing, you'd probably need to find a few spare internets to store the whole thing, but you could probably launch a couple swarms set to eat everything in the area that looks like a human cell and after a couple kill codes and another swarm of nanobots sent to eat the first swarm of nanobots (just to be safe), you could then just do whatever you wanted with the base.

    This kind of thing is definitely theoretically possible, but would require a lot of nanobots to accomplish efficiently, and represents a greater level of resources that the characters have access to
    They started this off with by launching themselves across the globe by firing their drop pods out of railguns. Drops pods that are made of nanobots and assemble themselves into the team's gear upon landing.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Tommy-

    There is a gate at the entrance of the cemetery. It is the gate you walked through to enter the cemetery. You're now near one of the gravestones. The dude is back at the entrance.

    You would roll 1d4-1d4.

  • KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    also for the record kilroy, I really really like what you're doing with your character

    Mantis, however, just ain't got no time for his shit

    perhaps they could bond through a mutal interest in inhuman facades, though

    thanks! one of the few benefits of being crazy is that it makes you really good at writing that kind of crazy

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  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    e: wait, is too close to smash with a running haymaker

    also what would i roll for this

    to be absolutely honest I am still sort of struggling to understand how pairs and holds and stuff work in Balance, probably mostly because I am just having trouble conceptualizing it, if that makes sense

    e2: also also, I think it's worth mentioning that both I and Mantis completely expect this to be a hologram or a bag of toxic nanites or a clone with a bomb in his face or something

    but dammit, he's going to try to smash face anyway


    I'm understanding how rolls reflect specific outcomes, but the terminology of holds and pairs is getting me confused. Some clarification would be appreciated.

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Seeing how it always takes awhile for mods to notice

    Hey @Tube can we get a lock

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    oh god what's gonna happen

    geth roll 1d4-1d4

    1d4-1d4 -3 [1d4=1] [1d4=4]

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    FUCK

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    I accept death as a consistent friend

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    getting such a loss is actually a good way to give speed an opportunity to show that this guy ain't no joke, in just how well he dodges you.

    or something

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    getting such a loss is actually a good way to give speed an opportunity to show that this guy ain't no joke, in just how well he dodges you.

    or something

    perfectly okay with absolutely missing and making an asshole out of myself and breaking jian's hand by hitting the iron gate in the process or something,

    for the sake of comedy

    you're probably right though, if this guy isn't a fake or a proxy of some kind then I probably had no hope to begin with

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  • NeoTomaNeoToma Registered User regular
    Tommy you roll 2 1d4's subtracting the second number from the first

    example you you roll 3 2

    you wind up with +1. That means you get one good thing to happen for you.
    PLAYing both would allow you to get 3 good things(or a single +3 thing) to happen for you at the cost of 2(or a single -2 thing) bad things to happening to you as well.

    Holding is basically saying if ou only want a +3 but you roll are +4, you can hold the +1 for later

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    Looks like tube isnt around

    Maybe @The Geebs That Got Bigtimed can lock it for us?

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    can i hold the negatives on this roll and jian can just have a sudden unexpected heart attack after the mission

    (thanks neo, that makes a lot of sense)

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    can't we just wait until a mod notices and locks it

    do we gotta pester 'em about it?

  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    But I wanna see Deads new threaaaaad

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  • NeoTomaNeoToma Registered User regular
    I always feel iffy about drawing their attention to us
    I don't want them getting annoyed and stomping out this thread which you know, they can totally do

    DE?AD
  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    But I wanna see Deads new threaaaaad

    Dude

    Chill

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Im kidding

    And I was just trying to be helpful

    But yeah ill just let them do their thing

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    NeoToma wrote: »
    I always feel iffy about drawing their attention to us
    I don't want them getting annoyed and stomping out this thread which you know, they can totally do

    I don't really think that's an issue.

    This thread is incredibly innocuous.

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