[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter III
threeplusoneis4 at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 10 00:19:30 BST 2010
OOC: How far away are the boats and the Jet?
> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 16:01:15 -0700
> From: mightymartianca at gmail.com
> To: taocowpbem at zork.net
> Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter III
> OOC: Still missing a couple of posts, but we'll push on.
> > > [GM]
> > > The rest of the company has a few seconds to look
> > > around the boat. There are still some riddled corpses,
> > > and also two very impressive-looking mount railguns.
> > > This is mainly a short-range troop transport so there is
> > > no hold as such, though there are a couple of hatches.
> > >
> > > The radio begins to squawk, though the language is unknown
> > > to anyone. The tone of the voice is demanding. Beyond
> > > two other boats, faster ones than this troop transport, as well
> > > as one of the jet/mecha that looks like a metal dragon are
> > > zeroing in. Louissa is still frantically trying to figure the
> > > controls out while she steers the boat in reverse.
> > >
> > > One of the boats is now no more than fifty feet away
> > > and closing...
> > > [/GM]
> OOC: Might as well get initiative out of the way (I'm counting
> Koba's linking with the boat's circuitry as an attack):
> Boat #1 - 23
> Boat #2 - 20
> Ted - 19
> Jet/Mecha - 14
> Koba - 11
> Lyle - 7
> Alex - 6
> Louissa - 6
> Carlos - 5
> Owen - 4
> [Turn 1]
> > [Koba]
> > "Ted, Lyle, get on the deck guns and keep them away." Using his senses he
> > will try to find the electrical control panel and looks for any homing
> > signals build into the ship or any passcodes that would prevent Louissa from
> > using the boat's controls.
> > [/Koba]
> The circuitry is relatively alien, but not so much that Koba can't
> quickly find two transponders reporting the boat's position, speed
> and direction. As to Louissa's failures, they seem to be more of
> trying to operate an alien watercraft. There is a security system,
> but currently it is deactivated, apparently by the ape-creature
> attempting to flee.
> [Boat #1]
> The first boat opens fire from its own mounted laser cannon
> [Strike: 4], missing wildly.
> [/Boat #1]
> [Boat #2]
> The second boat follows suit, and this time is much more successful
> [Strike: 16]. The troop transport the company is in still lacks
> maneuverability, and is hit. While the hull is megadamage, the
> laser still blackens things up a bit.
> [/Boat #2]
> OOC: Many apologies to Ted's player, but going to make a move
> for him
> > [Ted]
> > "On it," the lizard man replies and takes off running for the deck gun.
> Ted reaches the guns and manages to get a shout out at the boat
> that just hit them, strafing it [Strike: 20 not natural], but the damage
> seems minimal [Damage: 10MD]
> > [/Ted]
> OOC: I'm going to assume Ted puts Osiris down.
> The rather fearsome and entirely frightening dragon-like jet opens
> fire from turrets on its wings [Strike: 11].
> Quite spectacularly, Louissa manages to dodge [Dodge: Natural 20!].
> However she barely holds on to control of the boat Judging by the
> way the water erupts, no one wants it hitting them.
> > [Lyle]
> > "On it Koba!"
> > He heads for one of the railguns and takes position, ready to fire on
> > the crews of the other boat at first chance. [Strike: 15]
> > [/Lyle]
> Lyle fires at the nearest boat, hitting it and one of the crew
> [Damage: 40MD]. The force of the rail gun knocks the
> crewmember into the water.
> > [Alex]
> > Alex climbs aboard the boat but has no real experience with these gun
> > mounts. Instead she aims her rifle at the cockpit / bridge of the
> > opposing ship and fires three round bursts. She figures that even if she
> > misses, it will cause quite a bit of disruption and make it hard for
> > them to coordinate a attack against the party. [Strike: 7]
> > [/Alex]
> While Alex's shot doesn't hit the crew, it does strike the second boat
> [Damage: 50MD]. Both boats, seeing as the troop transport is
> being manned with people who know how to use weapons well now
> back off a bit.
> [Carlos and Owen]
> Both Carlos and Owen open fire [Owen Strike: 11, Carlos Strike: 11]
> on the boat that Alex hit. [Carlos Damage: 60MD, Owen Damage:
> 20MD]. Carlos is forced to swap E-clips.
> [/Carlos and Owen]
> The second boat is now billowing smoke badly and is forced into
> outright retreat, which still leaves the other boat and the much
> scarier dragon-jet.
> [Turn 2]
> [Boat #2]
> The remaining boat opens fire again [Damage: Natural 20],
> hitting the front of the boat [Damage: 70MD], noticeably
> damaging the boats armoring.
> [/Boat #2]
> OOC: And I leave it up to you guys for the next round...
> Aaron Clausen
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