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Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Eddie's Head
The security on this job is a cakewalk by comparison. Fairah, the Head's owner, is an arcane practitioner. The best intel found hints at necromancy, though there is no confirmation of this. She has a personal valet who accompanies her everywhere. He's large (size +2), humanoid, and never shows his face. Her home in Whykin has a variety of arcane and TW alarms. Intel suggests no outside security forces are onsite. Near as anyone can tell, it's just her and her valet. She does entertain a social gathering weekly at her home. It is listed as a book and music club. It is by invitation only.
Eyewitness accounts confirm the Head was brought into the home, and outside of arcane means, has not been removed. It is believed to be housed in a display case to be adored by the book and music club. No other information could be obtained.
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I'll be making my best attempt at a Freedom Squadron, Plans & Operations mission. It will be Low Complexity, 3 rounds. I'll have the hard details to post once you get a definite crew assigned.
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Jimmy starts reading the mission information. This all looks either to easy or too hard. The stuff laid out seems like the kind of defenses any crew could overcome. Was something extra hidden in the background or maybe something unknown. His arcane talents where destroyed with his transformation. He would kill to get those powers back. Hell, if he had to he would kill repeatedly to get those powers back.

Sitting down with the others to work through the options he paid attention and listened carefully to their ideas. "Once inside, does not look like their is much reason not to help ourselves to other toys. Do we agree any extra opportunities are legit and only the property of the person who grabs them?"
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  • Psionics d10
  • Shooting d6
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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Yeitso nods to Jimmy. "Sounds like a good plan. Also, more we grab, harder it is for them to know what we really wanted." He glances down at his four hands, apparently satisfied that'll give him enough of an edge in the 'grabbing whatever you can' competition.

"Do we have anyone who could get an invite to that book club? Would be nice to have the interior layout."
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Agility d8, Smarts d4, Spirit d10, Strength d8 (Armor d12), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: ; Toughness: 22 (13); Size: +3; ISP: 10; PPE: 10
Skills: Athletics d6; Common Knowledge d4; Notice d4; Persuasion d4; Stealth d4; Faith d10; Fighting d10; Intimidation d10+3; Psionics d4; Shooting d10; Survival d4
Edges: AB: Psionics/Miracles, Adept (Miracles), Dark Champion, Unholy Warrior, Divine Healing, Four Arms, Strong-Willed, Two-Fisted, Rich, Connections: Black Market, Dirty Fighter, Tricky Fighter, Ambidextrous, Menacing, Rabble Rouser
Hindrances: Major Vow: Prestige Unlimited, Major Vengeful, All Thumbs, Illiterate, Bizarre, Curious, Major D-Bee, Environmental Weakness: Radiation, Major Non-Standard Build, Paranthropophagous
Powers (Miracles, Adept): boost/lower Trait, smite, elemental manipulation
Powers (Psionic): environmental protection, healing, relief
Powers (Gear, no Modifiers): boost Strength, deflection, fear (may use Infectious Modifier), lower Vigor & sloth (both use Fighting w/ Draining Blade)
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Arzno Exterminator EBA
Bandito Arms Branaghan Special Armored Overcoat (Rifts Patron Item)
Spirit Bow: Magical Multi-Optics Scope (+1 Shooting, +2 Notice when using); 30/60/120, 4d6 AP 6 MD; unlimited Shots, Gains +1d6 damage and +6 AP vs supernatural good.
Spirit Spear: Str+3d6 AP 6 MD; Gains +1d6 damage and +6 AP vs supernatural good.
Draining Blade: Str+d8 AP 8 MD; +2 PPE = +2 Damage, lower Vigor & sloth
NG-33 Laser Pistol: 12/24/48; 3d6 AP 2
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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Yeitso wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:36 am
"Do we have anyone who could get an invite to that book club? Would be nice to have the interior layout."
Smiling Jimmy likes the idea of scouting ahead of time, or even taking care of things as needed at the moment if one presents itself. "I know a thing or two about persuading people to let me in. Worst case scenario I think I can get more than one of us an invitation."
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Pace: 6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (7)
Skills:
  • Athletics d6
  • Common Knowledge d6
  • Fighting d4
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  • Occult d10
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  • Psionics d10
  • Shooting d6
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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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As the planning phase plays out in tedious detail the massive juicer at the back of the room sits in zoned out bliss. To see such a massive creature sitting so plainly still is somewhat disconcerting. When he finally does speak he is two beats behind the conversation, Smash and grab job is easy. Even if head is still attached to body. I like the sound it makes when you pull it off," to illustrate the point the orc makes a disgusting popping noise in the back of his throat.

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Ramon chuckles when the big orc pipes up. His own preference wasn't quite so hands-on ... but the broad strokes of violence matched up well enough.

"If the lady of the house is one of them voodoo dead-talkers, a particle beam has a way of putting things down even when they don't want to stay dead."
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Mutant Rat Gunslinger
Bennies: 3/3
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Attributes: Agility d12, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Pace: 6 (1d6); Parry: 6; Toughness: 23 (13) Strain: 5/6
Hindrances: Arrogant (Major), Driven (Minor - "Everyone's gonna know I'm the fastest gun in the West"), Habit (Minor - Smokes cigarillos and leaves ashes everywhere), Impulsive, Jealous (Minor), Mutant Vermin (Initial reactions start at Hostile with humans and Unfriendly with other mutants and freaks. May refuse service or attack), Near-Human Physiology (-1 to Healing and cybernetic checks if unfamiliar), Small (Size -1), Wanted (Major - Everybody).

Common Knowledge d6, Intimidation d6, Notice d8+2 (+2 Sight or Scent), Persuasion d4, Stealth d10 (+1 urban; +2 wilds), Survival d6+2 (+2 tracking)

Edges and Abilities of Note: Acrobat (reroll on some Athletics), Ambidextrous + Two-Gun Kid, Bite/Claws (Str+d4), Brawny, Danger Sense, Dead Shot (damage x2 on Joker), Dodge (-2 to hit with ranged), Level-Headed, Marksman + Sharpshooting + Trick Shot (With ROF 1 weapons, +1 Shooting or ignore 4 points of penalties; run at no penalty; use rifles 1-handed; halve MAP), Quick, Quick Draw (+2 to interrupt, use Agility instead of Notice for Surprise/Danger Sense), Steady Hands (ignore Unstable Platform), Improved Take 'Em Down (Against Size 0+, +4 AP and reroll damage once), The Quick and the Dead (Round 1, immediately after initiative, spend Benny to make opposed Agility roll vs target; success gives free shot with The Drop).

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Wurmha Nodagog wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:59 am
As the planning phase plays out in tedious detail the massive juicer at the back of the room sits in zoned out bliss. To see such a massive creature sitting so plainly still is somewhat disconcerting. When he finally does speak he is two beats behind the conversation, Smash and grab job is easy. Even if head is still attached to body. I like the sound it makes when you pull it off," to illustrate the point the orc makes a disgusting popping noise in the back of his throat.
Having had his head smashed with similar results Jimmy shivers at the memory as the juicer's graphic detail is added. Likely not a good time to update the fellow on the timing of the conversation though.
Ramon the Reaper wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:44 pm
Ramon chuckles when the big orc pipes up. His own preference wasn't quite so hands-on ... but the broad strokes of violence matched up well enough.

"If the lady of the house is one of them voodoo dead-talkers, a particle beam has a way of putting things down even when they don't want to stay dead."
Looking back and forth between them Jimmy smiles. "That's good, we have four. Easy to accomplish a mission with four. Any skills we are missing between us?" For some reason, the teams usually shook out to be five men on a crew. There was no official rule limiting it, other than that more than five normally meant the rewards dropped to low to be worth while. But it was just the way the crews typically went.
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Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d8, Vigor d8
Pace: 6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (7)
Skills:
  • Athletics d6
  • Common Knowledge d6
  • Fighting d4
  • Notice d8
  • Occult d10
  • Persuasion d6
  • Psionics d10
  • Shooting d6
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Yeitso wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:06 pm
The huge four-armed humanoid nods, tapping the pad for the second job. "Acquiring this artifact seems like an amusing job. Perhaps we can make a copy of the music before turning it over to our employer? Not as valuable as the original, but might pay for a bar tab or two."
"Perhaps your tab," the humongous orc says with a zoned out chuckle. Then he grunts to himself, "Four arms four drinks at a time. That sounds good." With that he goes back to his thousand yard stare waiting for someone to point out what needs to be destroyed.

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Jimmy Black wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:52 pm

Ramon the Reaper wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:44 pm
Ramon chuckles when the big orc pipes up. His own preference wasn't quite so hands-on ... but the broad strokes of violence matched up well enough.

"If the lady of the house is one of them voodoo dead-talkers, a particle beam has a way of putting things down even when they don't want to stay dead."
Looking back and forth between them Jimmy smiles. "That's good, we have four. Easy to accomplish a mission with four. Any skills we are missing between us?" For some reason, the teams usually shook out to be five men on a crew. There was no official rule limiting it, other than that more than five normally meant the rewards dropped to low to be worth while. But it was just the way the crews typically went.
The Vronwor nods. "One thing missing, I think. Need a lock guy." He looks over @Dovian . "You available?"
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OOC Comments
Agility d8, Smarts d4, Spirit d10, Strength d8 (Armor d12), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: ; Toughness: 22 (13); Size: +3; ISP: 10; PPE: 10
Skills: Athletics d6; Common Knowledge d4; Notice d4; Persuasion d4; Stealth d4; Faith d10; Fighting d10; Intimidation d10+3; Psionics d4; Shooting d10; Survival d4
Edges: AB: Psionics/Miracles, Adept (Miracles), Dark Champion, Unholy Warrior, Divine Healing, Four Arms, Strong-Willed, Two-Fisted, Rich, Connections: Black Market, Dirty Fighter, Tricky Fighter, Ambidextrous, Menacing, Rabble Rouser
Hindrances: Major Vow: Prestige Unlimited, Major Vengeful, All Thumbs, Illiterate, Bizarre, Curious, Major D-Bee, Environmental Weakness: Radiation, Major Non-Standard Build, Paranthropophagous
Powers (Miracles, Adept): boost/lower Trait, smite, elemental manipulation
Powers (Psionic): environmental protection, healing, relief
Powers (Gear, no Modifiers): boost Strength, deflection, fear (may use Infectious Modifier), lower Vigor & sloth (both use Fighting w/ Draining Blade)
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Arzno Exterminator EBA
Bandito Arms Branaghan Special Armored Overcoat (Rifts Patron Item)
Spirit Bow: Magical Multi-Optics Scope (+1 Shooting, +2 Notice when using); 30/60/120, 4d6 AP 6 MD; unlimited Shots, Gains +1d6 damage and +6 AP vs supernatural good.
Spirit Spear: Str+3d6 AP 6 MD; Gains +1d6 damage and +6 AP vs supernatural good.
Draining Blade: Str+d8 AP 8 MD; +2 PPE = +2 Damage, lower Vigor & sloth
NG-33 Laser Pistol: 12/24/48; 3d6 AP 2
Coyote Mask (Sig Item): +1 Intimidation, +5 PPE

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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With a rough idea at a plan set, the secondary crew of Prestige Unlimited makes their way to Whykin, their travels entirely uneventful. Referencing their notes from The Fixer's datapad, they find the manor house of Fairah, the wizardess and owner of the Head in question, located in an upscale housing district. The district itself is gated, though only as a facade of affluence. The gates are never closed during the day, and barely guarded at night.
Challenge 1: on-the-ground reconnaissance
Spend a day in Whykin scouting the premises and getting info on the wizardess and her book club. Designate a team lead. Use your choice of Notice, Persuasion, Intimidation, Stealth, or other reasonable skill to gather intel, negotiate an invitation to the book club, or see if one of the gate guards has a key, etc. (Please don't automatically spam your best skill and make up a crazy reason why it applies to scouting a heist.) Feel free to narrate your own success or support of the others. Each success & raise on the lead roll is a token. 2 tokens are needed for success. Additional tokens will add bonuses to next challenges or added loot at the end. There is no cap on support bonuses. Crit fail on support jobs loses a token and that character takes a level of fatigue that will carry forward to the next challenge. Crit fail on the team lead roll means the challenge is tanked and will inflict a penalty on the next challenge.
P&O Card draw: Bit Of Luck - all rolls are made at +2
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
12th AAT GM Bennies: 9/9
Wild Card Bennies:
TBD

Prestige Unlimited GM Bennies: 5/5
Wild Card Bennies:
William Tack: ?/?
Kraig: //?
Vedder: ?/?
Shade: ?/?
Fletch: ?/?
Findriel: ?/?
Niels: ?/?

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Support +1
Intimidation [dice:8z2nf5nf]64420:0[/dice:8z2nf5nf]
Wild [dice:8z2nf5nf]64420:1[/dice:8z2nf5nf]

When a four armed cannibal starts asking questions people get scared, when a massive sharp toothed orc stands behind him munching on bones people crap their pants. And so it goes, as Wurmha follows Yeitso around from errand to errand lurking in the background like a menacing body guard - his hand always resting on the pommel of his ridiculously large axe. If anyone looks at him he just snarls, "I am his butcher. Cut you up before he eats you."

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Notice 15
Notice is 1d8+2, +2 for being sight-based, +2 for Bit of Luck
Notice [dice:1y7r1ze7]64641:0[/dice:1y7r1ze7] = Ace! [dice:1y7r1ze7]64641:2[/dice:1y7r1ze7]
Wild [dice:1y7r1ze7]64641:1[/dice:1y7r1ze7] = Ace! [dice:1y7r1ze7]64641:3[/dice:1y7r1ze7]
Ramon watches as the big cannibal and the only-slightly-less-big orc go in search of victims to interrogate for information. Truth be told -- and considering how peckish the four-armed whatsit-called is looking, they're probably hoping to find some who ain't so talkative, so's to maybe make an example or two.

Ramon doesn't plan anything quite so ... active. Ramon just watches -- one of the things he's good at. Sometimes he watches fast, such as when a mark turns his back to reveal that little gap where the adjustable-fit breasplates tend to pull away at the base of the back. Other times, he watches slow. This is one of the slow times.

Lucky for Ramon there's a nice little warehouse catty-corner to Fairah's mansion, with a shaded wall perfect for leaning. With a fresh pack of cigarillos and flask of middling rye, Ramon settles in for a lengthy slouch, his hat pulled low enough to disguise his inhuman features, leaving only the green glow of his cybernetic eye as he watches the comings and goings across the way.

His long watch is rewarding, in more ways than one. In addition to getting a good look at Fairah and her bodyguard, he's able to map out the patrol routes of the guards and their habits -- based on the tremor in the bald one's hand, Ramon guesses there's more than coffee in the cup he buys from the street vendor that passes through every couple of hours. Shouldn't be hard to doctor one of those cups and put him to sleep long enough for the crew to get inside.
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Mutant Rat Gunslinger
Bennies: 3/3
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Attributes: Agility d12, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Pace: 6 (1d6); Parry: 6; Toughness: 23 (13) Strain: 5/6
Hindrances: Arrogant (Major), Driven (Minor - "Everyone's gonna know I'm the fastest gun in the West"), Habit (Minor - Smokes cigarillos and leaves ashes everywhere), Impulsive, Jealous (Minor), Mutant Vermin (Initial reactions start at Hostile with humans and Unfriendly with other mutants and freaks. May refuse service or attack), Near-Human Physiology (-1 to Healing and cybernetic checks if unfamiliar), Small (Size -1), Wanted (Major - Everybody).

Common Knowledge d6, Intimidation d6, Notice d8+2 (+2 Sight or Scent), Persuasion d4, Stealth d10 (+1 urban; +2 wilds), Survival d6+2 (+2 tracking)

Edges and Abilities of Note: Acrobat (reroll on some Athletics), Ambidextrous + Two-Gun Kid, Bite/Claws (Str+d4), Brawny, Danger Sense, Dead Shot (damage x2 on Joker), Dodge (-2 to hit with ranged), Level-Headed, Marksman + Sharpshooting + Trick Shot (With ROF 1 weapons, +1 Shooting or ignore 4 points of penalties; run at no penalty; use rifles 1-handed; halve MAP), Quick, Quick Draw (+2 to interrupt, use Agility instead of Notice for Surprise/Danger Sense), Steady Hands (ignore Unstable Platform), Improved Take 'Em Down (Against Size 0+, +4 AP and reroll damage once), The Quick and the Dead (Round 1, immediately after initiative, spend Benny to make opposed Agility roll vs target; success gives free shot with The Drop).

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Persuasion 10
Sorry for delay, narrative coming Monday 3/30.

Persuasion [dice:7amgp3l4]64762:0[/dice:7amgp3l4]
Wild [dice:7amgp3l4]64762:1[/dice:7amgp3l4]
Ace [dice:7amgp3l4]64762:2[/dice:7amgp3l4]
The thing about a lot if rich people. They spend some time to learn a name and a face, so they can think they are friends with their staff. But the're not. You see nothing pisses a man off like being disrespected. And working for some rich bitch who smiles is nice, but come Christmas, your still working for the same pay, no bonus and scrimping on your bills.

These are these people Jimmy likes to find. The people he can hook up with and easily suggest to them how nice it would be to just express a little frustration. Sure Jimmy listens to crap he does not care about, then again here hears a lot he really does care about.
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Race: Human
Iconic Framework: Vampire
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d8, Vigor d8
Pace: 6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (7)
Skills:
  • Athletics d6
  • Common Knowledge d6
  • Fighting d4
  • Notice d8
  • Occult d10
  • Persuasion d6
  • Psionics d10
  • Shooting d6
  • Stealth d6
Arcane Background (Master Psionics)

Powers Known: boost/lower Trait, detect/conceal arcana*, healing, puppet, speed

Resources:
Bennies 3 ISP: 20 of 20

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Stealth 8

Stealth [dice:nwcxdxkd]64765:0[/dice:nwcxdxkd]
Wild Die [dice:nwcxdxkd]64765:1[/dice:nwcxdxkd]
Diego spends his time sneaking around, gathering information. After doing this for a solid night, he winds up at a greasy spoon diner and buys four breakfast's and a couple of carafe's of orange juice.

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Intimidate 20
Support +8
Scene +2
Base Intimidate d10+3

Intimidation [dice:372g9yn2]65852:0[/dice:372g9yn2]
Wild Intimidate [dice:372g9yn2]65852:1[/dice:372g9yn2]
It's amazing. Sure, the Vronwor have a negative reputation, and lots of folks would say they don't like them. But when Yeitso, wearing the glorious Mask Coyote gave him, sits down opposite them at a bar, or steps in front of them from a dark alleyway late at night, or knocks on the door of their apartment late at night when their wife and children are sleeping just down the hall, it's amazing how many people become not only friendly, but downright helpful, only eager to give the four-armed giant whatever it is that will make him leave. Of course, it's also suggested that they would be best able to avoid a return visit, if they keep their mouths shut about this one.

Yeitso's biggest limitation in this regard, of course, is determining who to have these little chats with; while he could probably terrorize his way through the entire city if necessary, doing so would be inefficient. Fortunately, the skulk-and-sneak brigade is able to give him plenty of names and addresses of people who would benefit from the pleasure of Yeitso's company--both Ramon and Diego do excellent work identifying people who know things. And Wurmha's reassuring presence during these interviews is sufficient to prevent anyone from thinking that they could escape this encounter with a lucky headshot on the Goliath; any would-be Davids understand quite readily that the orc's axe would sever their firearm immediately after the attempt was made--if not before.

Jimmy, meanwhile, manages to suss out the folks that don't need to be scared. Yeitso's not sure he fully understands why making them scared is a bad thing, but he trusts his teammate enough to heed his counsel on this, and lets Jimmy add his own intel to the mix.
Yeitso
Seasoned Vronwor Spirit Warrior
OOC Comments
Agility d8, Smarts d4, Spirit d10, Strength d8 (Armor d12), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: ; Toughness: 22 (13); Size: +3; ISP: 10; PPE: 10
Skills: Athletics d6; Common Knowledge d4; Notice d4; Persuasion d4; Stealth d4; Faith d10; Fighting d10; Intimidation d10+3; Psionics d4; Shooting d10; Survival d4
Edges: AB: Psionics/Miracles, Adept (Miracles), Dark Champion, Unholy Warrior, Divine Healing, Four Arms, Strong-Willed, Two-Fisted, Rich, Connections: Black Market, Dirty Fighter, Tricky Fighter, Ambidextrous, Menacing, Rabble Rouser
Hindrances: Major Vow: Prestige Unlimited, Major Vengeful, All Thumbs, Illiterate, Bizarre, Curious, Major D-Bee, Environmental Weakness: Radiation, Major Non-Standard Build, Paranthropophagous
Powers (Miracles, Adept): boost/lower Trait, smite, elemental manipulation
Powers (Psionic): environmental protection, healing, relief
Powers (Gear, no Modifiers): boost Strength, deflection, fear (may use Infectious Modifier), lower Vigor & sloth (both use Fighting w/ Draining Blade)
Gear
Arzno Exterminator EBA
Bandito Arms Branaghan Special Armored Overcoat (Rifts Patron Item)
Spirit Bow: Magical Multi-Optics Scope (+1 Shooting, +2 Notice when using); 30/60/120, 4d6 AP 6 MD; unlimited Shots, Gains +1d6 damage and +6 AP vs supernatural good.
Spirit Spear: Str+3d6 AP 6 MD; Gains +1d6 damage and +6 AP vs supernatural good.
Draining Blade: Str+d8 AP 8 MD; +2 PPE = +2 Damage, lower Vigor & sloth
NG-33 Laser Pistol: 12/24/48; 3d6 AP 2
Coyote Mask (Sig Item): +1 Intimidation, +5 PPE

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The crew of Prestige Unlimited is brutally efficient at the task of intel and recon. With more than enough information to go on about who to push and who to dose, they set about gaining entry. Jimmy has negotiated a personal invitation to the book club. Yeitso and Wurmha, in exchange for a promise not to eat one of the guard's wife and child, are told exactly when he will need to use the facilities, opening the back door for their entry. Diego and Ramon dropped a little bit of something extra into the street vendor's "special" stash, with a wink and a few credits to ensure the mickey is slipped to Ramon's mark, "Shakes", at the right time. That fellow's keys are always in easy reach, and the side door should be no problem once he's taking his nap.
Unfortunately, Prestige might've been too good at their job. They raised some red flags with Fairah's valet, who, uncharacteristically, is standing guard at the front door when Jimmy makes his evening approach. Nothing about your intel or recon suggests he is going to be bribed or intimidated. Time to get creative!
Instructions, Challenge 2
You've got to get in the house, and it looks like they stepped up the guard just a little bit. Designate a task Lead and use your choice of Athletics, Stealth, Thievery, or Persuasion to negotiate your entry to the house during the book club meeting. Narrate your own success or support of the others. Each success & raise on the lead roll is a token. 3 tokens are needed for success. In response to last round's runaway success (I forgot we were playing Rifts, it seems), I'm going to cap support bonuses at +2 per Wild Card supporting. Crit fail on support jobs loses a token and that character takes a level of fatigue that will carry forward to the next challenge. Crit fail on the team lead roll means the challenge is tanked and will inflict a penalty on the next challenge.
Due to the massive success last round, one Group Benny is awarded that will allow a reroll either on a Support or Lead roll, and includes the ability to reroll a Crit Fail. This Group Benny will NOT carry forward to Challenge 3.
P&O Card Draw: SNAFU! This challenge is against the enemy leadership opposition die (d8)
[dice:2t0vvja7]66002:0[/dice:2t0vvja7]
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
12th AAT GM Bennies: 9/9
Wild Card Bennies:
TBD

Prestige Unlimited GM Bennies: 5/5
Wild Card Bennies:
William Tack: ?/?
Kraig: //?
Vedder: ?/?
Shade: ?/?
Fletch: ?/?
Findriel: ?/?
Niels: ?/?

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Jimmy Black
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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Jimmy turns on the bland, as hard as it is for his ego, is like slipping into an old skin as he moves up. His occult knowledge helps him speak intelligently as he interacts with others. The actual invitation being real also boost his chances as he gets through the door into the facility.

Support +2, dang should have been lead with that
Persuasion [dice:2aw3iebh]66010:0[/dice:2aw3iebh]
Wild [dice:2aw3iebh]66010:1[/dice:2aw3iebh], Ace [dice:2aw3iebh]66010:2[/dice:2aw3iebh]
Jimmy Black (Rob T)
Jimmy - James Black
Rank: Novice 1 Advances Left: 0
Race: Human
Iconic Framework: Vampire
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d8, Vigor d8
Pace: 6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (7)
Skills:
  • Athletics d6
  • Common Knowledge d6
  • Fighting d4
  • Notice d8
  • Occult d10
  • Persuasion d6
  • Psionics d10
  • Shooting d6
  • Stealth d6
Arcane Background (Master Psionics)

Powers Known: boost/lower Trait, detect/conceal arcana*, healing, puppet, speed

Resources:
Bennies 3 ISP: 20 of 20

Active Effects
Invulnerability

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Ramon the Reaper
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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

Post by Ramon the Reaper »

Ramon ain't the type to use the main entrance when there's a serviceable back door. He waits until the spiked hooch does its trick, then slips over the garden wall with Shakes' keys.

Out back, he takes the time to shove a loose nail into an electrical conduit, which causes the security lighting in the back corner of the property to go on the fritz -- a distraction that might give the others an edge during their own infiltration.

Stealth 13 = +2 Support
Stealth [dice:1u4yfe6x]66052:0[/dice:1u4yfe6x] = Ace! [dice:1u4yfe6x]66052:2[/dice:1u4yfe6x]
Wild [dice:1u4yfe6x]66052:1[/dice:1u4yfe6x]
Ramon the Reaper
Quick Stats
Mutant Rat Gunslinger
Bennies: 3/3
Adventure Cards:

Attributes: Agility d12, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Pace: 6 (1d6); Parry: 6; Toughness: 23 (13) Strain: 5/6
Hindrances: Arrogant (Major), Driven (Minor - "Everyone's gonna know I'm the fastest gun in the West"), Habit (Minor - Smokes cigarillos and leaves ashes everywhere), Impulsive, Jealous (Minor), Mutant Vermin (Initial reactions start at Hostile with humans and Unfriendly with other mutants and freaks. May refuse service or attack), Near-Human Physiology (-1 to Healing and cybernetic checks if unfamiliar), Small (Size -1), Wanted (Major - Everybody).

Common Knowledge d6, Intimidation d6, Notice d8+2 (+2 Sight or Scent), Persuasion d4, Stealth d10 (+1 urban; +2 wilds), Survival d6+2 (+2 tracking)

Edges and Abilities of Note: Acrobat (reroll on some Athletics), Ambidextrous + Two-Gun Kid, Bite/Claws (Str+d4), Brawny, Danger Sense, Dead Shot (damage x2 on Joker), Dodge (-2 to hit with ranged), Level-Headed, Marksman + Sharpshooting + Trick Shot (With ROF 1 weapons, +1 Shooting or ignore 4 points of penalties; run at no penalty; use rifles 1-handed; halve MAP), Quick, Quick Draw (+2 to interrupt, use Agility instead of Notice for Surprise/Danger Sense), Steady Hands (ignore Unstable Platform), Improved Take 'Em Down (Against Size 0+, +4 AP and reroll damage once), The Quick and the Dead (Round 1, immediately after initiative, spend Benny to make opposed Agility roll vs target; success gives free shot with The Drop).

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Faith 5, Support +1
Faith [dice:1bcyk09z]66147:0[/dice:1bcyk09z]
Wild Faith [dice:1bcyk09z]66147:1[/dice:1bcyk09z]

As Jimmy and Ramon work the entrances, Yeitso calls upon Coyote to dull the valet's senses, making him both more gullible and less prone to spotting Ramon. Hopefully, if they get the timing down right, this will provide the window they need for Wurmha to go over the wall and drop a rope back down to him.
Yeitso
Seasoned Vronwor Spirit Warrior
OOC Comments
Agility d8, Smarts d4, Spirit d10, Strength d8 (Armor d12), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: ; Toughness: 22 (13); Size: +3; ISP: 10; PPE: 10
Skills: Athletics d6; Common Knowledge d4; Notice d4; Persuasion d4; Stealth d4; Faith d10; Fighting d10; Intimidation d10+3; Psionics d4; Shooting d10; Survival d4
Edges: AB: Psionics/Miracles, Adept (Miracles), Dark Champion, Unholy Warrior, Divine Healing, Four Arms, Strong-Willed, Two-Fisted, Rich, Connections: Black Market, Dirty Fighter, Tricky Fighter, Ambidextrous, Menacing, Rabble Rouser
Hindrances: Major Vow: Prestige Unlimited, Major Vengeful, All Thumbs, Illiterate, Bizarre, Curious, Major D-Bee, Environmental Weakness: Radiation, Major Non-Standard Build, Paranthropophagous
Powers (Miracles, Adept): boost/lower Trait, smite, elemental manipulation
Powers (Psionic): environmental protection, healing, relief
Powers (Gear, no Modifiers): boost Strength, deflection, fear (may use Infectious Modifier), lower Vigor & sloth (both use Fighting w/ Draining Blade)
Gear
Arzno Exterminator EBA
Bandito Arms Branaghan Special Armored Overcoat (Rifts Patron Item)
Spirit Bow: Magical Multi-Optics Scope (+1 Shooting, +2 Notice when using); 30/60/120, 4d6 AP 6 MD; unlimited Shots, Gains +1d6 damage and +6 AP vs supernatural good.
Spirit Spear: Str+3d6 AP 6 MD; Gains +1d6 damage and +6 AP vs supernatural good.
Draining Blade: Str+d8 AP 8 MD; +2 PPE = +2 Damage, lower Vigor & sloth
NG-33 Laser Pistol: 12/24/48; 3d6 AP 2
Coyote Mask (Sig Item): +1 Intimidation, +5 PPE

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

Post by Wurmha Nodagog »

Humans never look up. It's one of the many way they're stupid.

However, Wurmha is not above preying on stupidity. Eschewing the rope he starts about a block down the street, well out of sight of the added security the big orc starts to growl, beat his chest, and snort. Soon he can feel the drugs surging through his system. Awake from his normal stupor the Orc takes a deep breath, all the scents of the city coming into his nostrils. His ears assailed by the sound of...everything. His most basic, primal instincts, kicked into overdrive. Taking a few steps backwards he begins to run...fast. Just before he comes into sight of the house the giant orc leaps with uncanny grace going well into the air, sailing over the guards, over the wall and landing on the roof of the building landing softly despite his massive bulk.

Spotting the others from his elevated vantage point he gives the signal to move in.
Atheltics 20
Atheltics [dice:10y3y4wq]66150:0[/dice:10y3y4wq]
Wild [dice:10y3y4wq]66150:1[/dice:10y3y4wq]

Benny
[dice:10y3y4wq]66150:2[/dice:10y3y4wq]
Ace [dice:10y3y4wq]66150:4[/dice:10y3y4wq]
[dice:10y3y4wq]66150:3[/dice:10y3y4wq]

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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The valet looks Jimmy over with otherworldly eyes. He holds up a hand to bar his entry...then, almost sluggishly, without a word, ushers him into the home. The Coyote, it seems, was effective.
Jimmy works his way into the home, jabbering at length about the occult when appropriate, and the advantages of vitamin D supplements in place of sunlight when the topic arises. Before long, Fairah calls the meeting to order. The evening begins innocently enough, discussing ancient works of art, music, literature, and cinema. The hostess proudly reveals her new acquisition, allowing her guests to ooh and ahh over the exceedingly rare collectible head full of metal music. She orders a track queued on the player: mood music
Once her self aggrandizement ceases, she smiles at Jimmy in a rather unsettling manner. Her voice takes on an enchanting lilt as she informs the rest of her guest list of the evening's proceedings. "My friends, it seems we have a volunteer. I don't know if his kind will appease our master, but I'm certain it will be fun to find out." The valet seems to have shaken off his lethargy and moves with surprising swiftness to seize Jimmy.
The now-unlocked side door bursts open. Ramon and Diego move swiftly to the parlor where a foul ritual is about to begin. Yeitso strolls boldly through the back door. Wurmha, having gained entry through the rooftop door, takes the stairs in an easy leap. So much for nabbing the head without raising an alarm. You've got a room full of nasty spellcasters looking for sacrificial victims standing between you and the head!
Instructions, Challenge 3
You weren't getting the head without a fight, it seems. Challenge 3 is combat. Designate a team lead. Use your choice of Athletics, Fighting, Shooting, magic/psionics/focus/etc., or thievery to fight through the cult, snatch the head, and get out. Each success & raise on the lead roll is a token. 3 tokens are needed for success. Support bonuses are capped at +2 per Wild Card supporting. Crit fail on support jobs loses a token and that character takes a wound (that may or may not come into play, depending on the crew's success). Crit fail on the team lead roll means the challenge is tanked and you go home empty handed.
Due to the massive success last round, one Group Benny is awarded that will allow a reroll either on a Support or Lead roll, and includes the ability to reroll a Crit Fail.
P&O card draw: SNAFU! This challenge is against the enemy leadership opposition die (d8)
1d8!: [6] = 6
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
12th AAT GM Bennies: 9/9
Wild Card Bennies:
TBD

Prestige Unlimited GM Bennies: 5/5
Wild Card Bennies:
William Tack: ?/?
Kraig: //?
Vedder: ?/?
Shade: ?/?
Fletch: ?/?
Findriel: ?/?
Niels: ?/?

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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As the cultist seize Jimmy he is initially shocked by the action, then a little pleased. Turning to mist he flies from them and solidifies behind Wurmha. "Well, I guess we all get to eat after all." He says as he then concentrates on the lead preistest thinking to himself. I do not think I want her or her minions interfering with Wurmha as he kills your pets.. "Drop all your powers and grovel for mercy now." He says his mind reaching out to all the cultist.

Support 9 =+2, does Jimmy have bennies he can spend?
Psionics to support, Psionics 1d10!! Wild 1d6!!: [7]+[3] = 10

PER GM We have Bennies!!!
Benny to reroll Psionics to support, Psionics 1d10!! Wild 1d6!!: [9]+[4] = 13
Jimmy Black (Rob T)
Jimmy - James Black
Rank: Novice 1 Advances Left: 0
Race: Human
Iconic Framework: Vampire
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d8, Vigor d8
Pace: 6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (7)
Skills:
  • Athletics d6
  • Common Knowledge d6
  • Fighting d4
  • Notice d8
  • Occult d10
  • Persuasion d6
  • Psionics d10
  • Shooting d6
  • Stealth d6
Arcane Background (Master Psionics)

Powers Known: boost/lower Trait, detect/conceal arcana*, healing, puppet, speed

Resources:
Bennies 3 ISP: 20 of 20

Active Effects
Invulnerability

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Support via Fighting 9, +1 to Lead

Fighting Support 1d10!: [9] = 9
Wild FS 1d6!: [4] = 4
Yeitso smiles grimly behind his mask as the assembled warlocks begin their attack. "Excellent! Cult-kabobs are tasty!" He launches himself into the fray, laying into the enemy with dagger and spear--while his other set of arms is holding the bow, the close quarters make it tricky to use effectively, so he concentrates on stabbing people.
Yeitso
Seasoned Vronwor Spirit Warrior
OOC Comments
Agility d8, Smarts d4, Spirit d10, Strength d8 (Armor d12), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: ; Toughness: 22 (13); Size: +3; ISP: 10; PPE: 10
Skills: Athletics d6; Common Knowledge d4; Notice d4; Persuasion d4; Stealth d4; Faith d10; Fighting d10; Intimidation d10+3; Psionics d4; Shooting d10; Survival d4
Edges: AB: Psionics/Miracles, Adept (Miracles), Dark Champion, Unholy Warrior, Divine Healing, Four Arms, Strong-Willed, Two-Fisted, Rich, Connections: Black Market, Dirty Fighter, Tricky Fighter, Ambidextrous, Menacing, Rabble Rouser
Hindrances: Major Vow: Prestige Unlimited, Major Vengeful, All Thumbs, Illiterate, Bizarre, Curious, Major D-Bee, Environmental Weakness: Radiation, Major Non-Standard Build, Paranthropophagous
Powers (Miracles, Adept): boost/lower Trait, smite, elemental manipulation
Powers (Psionic): environmental protection, healing, relief
Powers (Gear, no Modifiers): boost Strength, deflection, fear (may use Infectious Modifier), lower Vigor & sloth (both use Fighting w/ Draining Blade)
Gear
Arzno Exterminator EBA
Bandito Arms Branaghan Special Armored Overcoat (Rifts Patron Item)
Spirit Bow: Magical Multi-Optics Scope (+1 Shooting, +2 Notice when using); 30/60/120, 4d6 AP 6 MD; unlimited Shots, Gains +1d6 damage and +6 AP vs supernatural good.
Spirit Spear: Str+3d6 AP 6 MD; Gains +1d6 damage and +6 AP vs supernatural good.
Draining Blade: Str+d8 AP 8 MD; +2 PPE = +2 Damage, lower Vigor & sloth
NG-33 Laser Pistol: 12/24/48; 3d6 AP 2
Coyote Mask (Sig Item): +1 Intimidation, +5 PPE

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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"Nobody told me it was that kind of party. I would have brought a date," Ramon says, snagging a bottle of tequila from the mantle as he pirouettes toward the corner.

His free hand dips into the shadowed folds of his duster and reappears holding his short-barreled carbine. With his back to the wall, he grins.

"I'm not the kind of rat that minds being cornered, savvy?" he says, before he starts spitting particle beams into the faces of the hostess and her diabolic friends.

Support +2: Shooting 13
Shooting 1d12!!+3: [10]+3 = 13
Wild 1d6!!+3: [5]+3 = 8
Ramon the Reaper
Quick Stats
Mutant Rat Gunslinger
Bennies: 3/3
Adventure Cards:

Attributes: Agility d12, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Pace: 6 (1d6); Parry: 6; Toughness: 23 (13) Strain: 5/6
Hindrances: Arrogant (Major), Driven (Minor - "Everyone's gonna know I'm the fastest gun in the West"), Habit (Minor - Smokes cigarillos and leaves ashes everywhere), Impulsive, Jealous (Minor), Mutant Vermin (Initial reactions start at Hostile with humans and Unfriendly with other mutants and freaks. May refuse service or attack), Near-Human Physiology (-1 to Healing and cybernetic checks if unfamiliar), Small (Size -1), Wanted (Major - Everybody).

Common Knowledge d6, Intimidation d6, Notice d8+2 (+2 Sight or Scent), Persuasion d4, Stealth d10 (+1 urban; +2 wilds), Survival d6+2 (+2 tracking)

Edges and Abilities of Note: Acrobat (reroll on some Athletics), Ambidextrous + Two-Gun Kid, Bite/Claws (Str+d4), Brawny, Danger Sense, Dead Shot (damage x2 on Joker), Dodge (-2 to hit with ranged), Level-Headed, Marksman + Sharpshooting + Trick Shot (With ROF 1 weapons, +1 Shooting or ignore 4 points of penalties; run at no penalty; use rifles 1-handed; halve MAP), Quick, Quick Draw (+2 to interrupt, use Agility instead of Notice for Surprise/Danger Sense), Steady Hands (ignore Unstable Platform), Improved Take 'Em Down (Against Size 0+, +4 AP and reroll damage once), The Quick and the Dead (Round 1, immediately after initiative, spend Benny to make opposed Agility roll vs target; success gives free shot with The Drop).

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Re: Secondary Crew, Job 1: Eddie's Head

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Shooting 20

Shooting 1d120021
Wild Die 1d60021

Shooting 1d12: [12] = 12
Ace 1d12: [8] = 8
Wild Die 1d6: [2] = 2

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