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01.1 An Old Gas Station

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With the information given it was easy to figure out the gas station. Afterall there was only one Chevron near enough to the hospital, that a victim would not have been taken to another hospital.

The old gas station is dimly lit, with flickering neon lights. The dirty facility looks to have not been updated in decades. A vintage car is parked at one of the pumps, the pump handle filling the car unattended. Inside the attendant, a middle-aged man with a rugged look seems uninterested in the customers browsing the store, is standing behind the counter the Guns & Ammo magazine in his hands being read with mild interest.

Around him, the small store is cluttered with typical items like snacks, road maps, beer and drinks. A pair of small black cats sit casually against the counter behind the attendant, their tails swishing as they watch Sam and Malavish with caution. It is obvious that any sudden moves will send them into an attack.


Instructions: Chose who will approach and interview the attendant. A notice roll reveals the faded name on his tag once read Jimmy.
Even if you are not talking to Jimmy PLEASE INCLUDE A NOTICE ROLL.
  • 2D6 EFFECT
    2 Catastrophe: Something goes terribly wrong. The GM must decide what, but some ideas are a new and permanent Minor Hindrance, the inability to use powers for several days, or an explosion of some sort. The backlash should be thematic if possible. If the hero tampers with dark forces for his abilities, for example, he might become corrupted or summon something sinister into the world. If he’s a weird scientist the device might explode for 3d6 damage in a Medium Blast Template, or he might develop a Quirk, Phobia, or other “madness.”

    3 Backfire: The power succeeds as with a raise but affects a different target with the worst possible results. A bolt hits a random friend, boost Trait increases an enemy’s skill or attribute, etc. If there’s no likely target, he’s Stunned instead. If the power has a Duration other than Instant, it lasts its full term and can only be negated by dispel (the caster can’t voluntarily end it herself).

    4–5 Short Circuit: The power fails but the Power Points allocated to it are spent, along with an additional 1d6 Power Points.

    6–8 Stunned: The caster is Stunned (see page 106). She subtracts 2 from arcane skill rolls for the rest of the encounter (the penalty remains –2 even if she gets this result again).

    9–10 Overload: The character’s synapses crackle and overload with power. He takes 2d6 damage plus the cost of the power in Power Points, including any Power Modifiers the player declared.

    11 Fatigue: The character suffers Fatigue.

    12 Overcharge: The power draws ambient energy from the air, automatically succeeding against the target with a raise and costing the caster no Power Points!

,
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
and of course update your signatures!
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Notice
Notice d6!!: [7!!] = 7 Notice Wild d6!!: [14!!] = 14
Stepping up to the counter Mal gives the clerk a nod and smile when the man looks up from his magazine. "Jimmy, how are you doing tonight? I know overnights can be pretty crazy." He lets the man respond and they small talk a minute before Mal gets down to business. 'Weird nights are actually what brings my friends and I here, Jimmy. That girl you helped a few nights back, Elina, she hired us to look into who harmed her. Anything you remember about the night might help us."
Persuasion
Persuasion d8!!: [15!!] = 15 Persuasion Wild d6!!: [3] = 3
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Harry stays outside and looks around. A shiver runs down his spine at an unpleasant memory in a place like this, but he takes a breath to collect himself and stay on task.

Vampires. Fucking vampires.

He shakes his head, closes his eyes, and focuses on awakening his true sight.
Detect Arcana
1d10!!: [3] = 3

Wild die: 1d6!!: [8!!] = 8
He opens his eyes, capable of seeing what normally goes unseen by average mortals, and takes a look around for clues, both supernatural and mundane.
Notice
1d6!!+2: [5]+2 = 7

Wild die: 1d6!!+2: [2]+2 = 4
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Malavish wrote: Thu Nov 16, 2023 8:32 pm
Notice
Notice d6!!: [7!!] = 7 Notice Wild d6!!: [14!!] = 14
Stepping up to the counter Mal gives the clerk a nod and smile when the man looks up from his magazine. "Jimmy, how are you doing tonight? I know overnights can be pretty crazy." He lets the man respond and they small talk a minute before Mal gets down to business. 'Weird nights are actually what brings my friends and I here, Jimmy. That girl you helped a few nights back, Elina, she hired us to look into who harmed her. Anything you remember about the night might help us."
Persuasion
Persuasion d8!!: [15!!] = 15 Persuasion Wild d6!!: [3] = 3
As the small chat happens Jimmy seems to not mind the distraction from his work. Gesturing with his hand so Malavish would not be in the way of customers checking out so they could continue chatting.

When the conversation turns to the more serious affairs he shakes his head. “I don’t know what happened with that girl. Glad to hear she is okay enough to be asking for help.”

Setting his coffee down he continues. “It was a pretty slow night. Then this girl comes stumbling in. She smelled bad like piss and shit. I thought she was strung out or soemthing. But then I saw the blood on her arms. She came over to us mumbling ‘please help’. But her words were so soft I could not make them out at first.”

“I am telling you this was in my head haunting me. Young kids get hooks on the bad drugs and it ruins their lives. The timing was lucky Chuck was here and he was able to drive her to the hospitol.

“You know he came in a couple days ago asking if I knew how it turned out for her. So how is she, I thought the cops said it was grim and they did not expect her to make it?”

After hearing she is doing well he continues. “So when she left there was a bit of a mess I had to clean up. She was hurt pretty bad. You know, maybe you can get a copy of the video footage from the cops that took it. There could be something in there?”
Harry Dresden wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 12:04 am Harry stays outside and looks around. A shiver runs down his spine at an unpleasant memory in a place like this, but he takes a breath to collect himself and stay on task.

Vampires. Fucking vampires.

He shakes his head, closes his eyes, and focuses on awakening his true sight.
Detect Arcana
1d10!!: [3] = 3

Wild die: 1d6!!: [8!!] = 8
He opens his eyes, capable of seeing what normally goes unseen by average mortals, and takes a look around for clues, both supernatural and mundane.
Notice
1d6!!+2: [5]+2 = 7

Wild die: 1d6!!+2: [2]+2 = 4
The gas station appears average for the city under Harry’s sight. As his vision pans around he can see small traces of dark energy residual from what may have been vampiric activity. Walking around the building, and pacing a few hundred feet of the streets Harry notices a few small splashes of blood. However not enough to form a trail and with the rain from a couple days ago most likely not belonging to Eline.

As Harry turns to go back to the gas station he sees several ghosts watching the station. Revealed by his sight, they are no threat to anyone. But the sad state they are in shows the signs of slow and painful deaths.
  • 2D6 EFFECT
    2 Catastrophe: Something goes terribly wrong. The GM must decide what, but some ideas are a new and permanent Minor Hindrance, the inability to use powers for several days, or an explosion of some sort. The backlash should be thematic if possible. If the hero tampers with dark forces for his abilities, for example, he might become corrupted or summon something sinister into the world. If he’s a weird scientist the device might explode for 3d6 damage in a Medium Blast Template, or he might develop a Quirk, Phobia, or other “madness.”

    3 Backfire: The power succeeds as with a raise but affects a different target with the worst possible results. A bolt hits a random friend, boost Trait increases an enemy’s skill or attribute, etc. If there’s no likely target, he’s Stunned instead. If the power has a Duration other than Instant, it lasts its full term and can only be negated by dispel (the caster can’t voluntarily end it herself).

    4–5 Short Circuit: The power fails but the Power Points allocated to it are spent, along with an additional 1d6 Power Points.

    6–8 Stunned: The caster is Stunned (see page 106). She subtracts 2 from arcane skill rolls for the rest of the encounter (the penalty remains –2 even if she gets this result again).

    9–10 Overload: The character’s synapses crackle and overload with power. He takes 2d6 damage plus the cost of the power in Power Points, including any Power Modifiers the player declared.

    11 Fatigue: The character suffers Fatigue.

    12 Overcharge: The power draws ambient energy from the air, automatically succeeding against the target with a raise and costing the caster no Power Points!

,
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
and of course update your signatures!
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Standing outside the gas station wearing a hoodie and doing the classical slacker lean against the building, Kurt keeps an eye out for any threats to his friends. Anyone that looks worrisome will be watched closely so that they do not mess with his friends or anyone inside.

Best to stay out here. Going in there would only mess things up since people nowadays don't look at battle scars as marks of honor anymore. They are just another sacrifice for those that cannot protect themselves.
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Dresden suppresses a shiver upon seeing the ghostly entities, he has no wish to imagine what could make them end up that way, but he has a job to do. Hopefully, he can prevent any others from experiencing a similar fate.

He approaches the ghosts and tries to identify exactly what kind of entity they are and determine whether or not he ought to be able to communicate with them.
Occult Roll at d6
1d6!!: [4] = 4
1d6!!: [1] = 1
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Ndreare wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 9:53 am
“I am telling you this was in my head haunting me. Young kids get hooks on the bad drugs and it ruins their lives. The timing was lucky Chuck was here and he was able to drive her to the hospitol.

“You know he came in a couple days ago asking if I knew how it turned out for her. So how is she, I thought the cops said it was grim and they did not expect her to make it?”

After hearing she is doing well he continues. “So when she left there was a bit of a mess I had to clean up. She was hurt pretty bad. You know, maybe you can get a copy of the video footage from the cops that took it. There could be something in there?”
"Chuck came back asking for her? Who is he, a coworker or regular? We'd like to follow up with him if possible. And that is a great idea about asking the cops for the tape, Jimmy. You don't happen to remember the name of the officer, or maybe have their card?" Malavish pressed lightly. While he didn't think openly going to the police was the best initial idea, at least one seemed to be in on it, knowing what cops were involved gave the group someone to look into.
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Alertness +2
Notice 1d8!!+2: [11!!]+2 = 13
Wild Die 1d6!!+2: [4]+2 = 6



Persuasion 1d8!!: [2] = 2
Wild Die 1d6!!: [1] = 1

Spending a Benny
Persuasion 1d8!!: [6] = 6
Wild Die 1d6!!: [7!!] = 7


Standing in front of the gas station Sam ignores the living and closes his eyes for a moment and concentrates, slipping across the Veil to the Other Side. Opening his eyes his heads towards the ghosts milling around nearby.

"Hello, boys let me talk to you for a minute."

Two of the ghosts turn to look at Sam with a look of mild surprise on their faces while the continues to mill around like he is looking for someone.

"The other night there was girl here that showed up hurt and scared. Did you happen to see her?"

The two ghosts look at each other before turning to look back at Sam. One of them shrugs and nods at the third ghost. "He saw something but good luck getting anything out of him. Dude hasn't accepted the fact that he's dead yet. He's totally out of it."

Pointing down the street the ghost continues his story, "we were just hanging around the gas station not bothering anybody and these two cops show up and start hassling us."

Fear or maybe horror crosses his face as remembers his death. "But those dudes weren't cops, man. They were monsters! All of a sudden they attacked us for no reason and they were so strong! There was nothing we could do. We couldn't fight back and we couldn't run. All we could do was just die."

At that point the ghosts shudder and withdraw into themselves. Despite his best efforts he could get nothing else from them or the third ghost.

Sighing Sam passes back through the Veil and back to the Land of the Living.

"Well Boys, we got another fly in the soup. Seems like the Vampires, and it does sound like these creeps are Vampires, are either impersonating Coppers or they have infiltrated the Boys in Blue."
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Tank wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 7:24 pm Standing outside the gas station wearing a hoodie and doing the classical slacker lean against the building, Kurt keeps an eye out for any threats to his friends. Anyone that looks worrisome will be watched closely so that they do not mess with his friends or anyone inside.

Best to stay out here. Going in there would only mess things up since people nowadays don't look at battle scars as marks of honor anymore. They are just another sacrifice for those that cannot protect themselves.
As Tank waits outside he sees more than one potential customer decide it would be in their best interest to shop somewhere else. The stoic giant giving chills even to many supernatural beings, is enough most normal simply know to avoid him.
Harry Dresden wrote: Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:08 pm Dresden suppresses a shiver upon seeing the ghostly entities, he has no wish to imagine what could make them end up that way, but he has a job to do. Hopefully, he can prevent any others from experiencing a similar fate.

He approaches the ghosts and tries to identify exactly what kind of entity they are and determine whether or not he ought to be able to communicate with them.
Occult Roll at d6
1d6!!: [4] = 4
1d6!!: [1] = 1
As Harry watches the ghosts he sees two of them appear to be a young couple, late teens or maybe early twenties. The third ghost seems hazy and disoriented as if recovering from expending a great deal of power and effort. These ghosts are obviously hauntings, echoes of people who died in horrific ways.
As he watches them, Sam also spots the ghosts and approaches them. Dresden knows in Sam’s natural state he could interact with them.
Malavish wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:36 am "Chuck came back asking for her? Who is he, a coworker or regular? We'd like to follow up with him if possible. And that is a great idea about asking the cops for the tape, Jimmy. You don't happen to remember the name of the officer, or maybe have their card?" Malavish pressed lightly. While he didn't think openly going to the police was the best initial idea, at least one seemed to be in on it, knowing what cops were involved gave the group someone to look into.
“Just a regular. He comes in here most mornings on his way to work for coffee and usually a donut or something.
“You know he must have been pretty shaken from it all. He usually comes in every day. But he came in Wednesday and that was it. He seemed kind of off, and didn’t even buy his coffee.”
Sam Spector wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 9:31 pm

Alertness +2
Notice 1d8!!+2: [11!!]+2 = 13
Wild Die 1d6!!+2: [4]+2 = 6



Persuasion 1d8!!: [2] = 2
Wild Die 1d6!!: [1] = 1

Spending a Benny
Persuasion 1d8!!: [6] = 6
Wild Die 1d6!!: [7!!] = 7


Standing in front of the gas station Sam ignores the living and closes his eyes for a moment and concentrates, slipping across the Veil to the Other Side. Opening his eyes his heads towards the ghosts milling around nearby.

"Hello, boys let me talk to you for a minute."

Two of the ghosts turn to look at Sam with a look of mild surprise on their faces while the continues to mill around like he is looking for someone.

"The other night there was girl here that showed up hurt and scared. Did you happen to see her?"

The two ghosts look at each other before turning to look back at Sam. One of them shrugs and nods at the third ghost. "He saw something but good luck getting anything out of him. Dude hasn't accepted the fact that he's dead yet. He's totally out of it."

Pointing down the street the ghost continues his story, "we were just hanging around the gas station not bothering anybody and these two cops show up and start hassling us."

Fear or maybe horror crosses his face as remembers his death. "But those dudes weren't cops, man. They were monsters! All of a sudden they attacked us for no reason and they were so strong! There was nothing we could do. We couldn't fight back and we couldn't run. All we could do was just die."

At that point the ghosts shudder and withdraw into themselves. Despite his best efforts he could get nothing else from them or the third ghost.

Sighing Sam passes back through the Veil and back to the Land of the Living.

"Well Boys, we got another fly in the soup. Seems like the Vampires, and it does sound like these creeps are Vampires, are either impersonating Coppers or they have infiltrated the Boys in Blue."
As Sam finished his interaction with the haunts their tangibility begins to fade. Apparently, passing on their experience to others was all they needed for peace.

As the team gathers, they have time to share what they have learned already and where they need to go next.


Instructions: Let me know if you have more questions or would like to change scenes.
  • 2D6 EFFECT
    2 Catastrophe: Something goes terribly wrong. The GM must decide what, but some ideas are a new and permanent Minor Hindrance, the inability to use powers for several days, or an explosion of some sort. The backlash should be thematic if possible. If the hero tampers with dark forces for his abilities, for example, he might become corrupted or summon something sinister into the world. If he’s a weird scientist the device might explode for 3d6 damage in a Medium Blast Template, or he might develop a Quirk, Phobia, or other “madness.”

    3 Backfire: The power succeeds as with a raise but affects a different target with the worst possible results. A bolt hits a random friend, boost Trait increases an enemy’s skill or attribute, etc. If there’s no likely target, he’s Stunned instead. If the power has a Duration other than Instant, it lasts its full term and can only be negated by dispel (the caster can’t voluntarily end it herself).

    4–5 Short Circuit: The power fails but the Power Points allocated to it are spent, along with an additional 1d6 Power Points.

    6–8 Stunned: The caster is Stunned (see page 106). She subtracts 2 from arcane skill rolls for the rest of the encounter (the penalty remains –2 even if she gets this result again).

    9–10 Overload: The character’s synapses crackle and overload with power. He takes 2d6 damage plus the cost of the power in Power Points, including any Power Modifiers the player declared.

    11 Fatigue: The character suffers Fatigue.

    12 Overcharge: The power draws ambient energy from the air, automatically succeeding against the target with a raise and costing the caster no Power Points!

,
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
and of course update your signatures!
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Ndreare wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 8:42 pm
“Just a regular. He comes in here most mornings on his way to work for coffee and usually a donut or something.
“You know he must have been pretty shaken from it all. He usually comes in every day. But he came in Wednesday and that was it. He seemed kind of off, and didn’t even buy his coffee.”
On hearing the other witness has been absent from his routine since Wednesday. "Jimmy. I'm gonna shoot straight with you here, my friends and I are pretty certain the womans attackers... well they weren't human if you get my drift. Do you know anything that could help me contact Chuck? You could be saving him from an attack."

After prying all the info out of the clerk Malavish bids him a good day and heads outside to meet up with the team.
Sam Spector wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 9:31 pm
"Well Boys, we got another fly in the soup. Seems like the Vampires, and it does sound like these creeps are Vampires, are either impersonating Coppers or they have infiltrated the Boys in Blue."


Malavish can't help but chuckle at Sam's suspicions. "Yeeeah, you just detecting that? I figured that part out off the story from our little escaped juice box. The vamps, and possibly others, sound like they're running some kind of speakeasy for the damned. Hard to keep that under the radar without some kind of official cover. Cops provide that and are in general very corruptible. I've been working on some ideas to ID the specific officer so we can.." He looks over at Tank and smiles wickedly. "...talk to him"
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Malavish wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:32 pm
Ndreare wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 8:42 pm
“Just a regular. He comes in here most mornings on his way to work for coffee and usually a donut or something.
“You know he must have been pretty shaken from it all. He usually comes in every day. But he came in Wednesday and that was it. He seemed kind of off, and didn’t even buy his coffee.”
On hearing the other witness has been absent from his routine since Wednesday. "Jimmy. I'm gonna shoot straight with you here, my friends and I are pretty certain the womans attackers... well they weren't human if you get my drift. Do you know anything that could help me contact Chuck? You could be saving him from an attack."

After prying all the info out of the clerk Malavish bids him a good day and heads outside to meet up with the team.
Jimmy does not seem to have a lot more to tell. But adds a little to Chuck's situation. "Chuck? Yeah, he will be back in. Hopefully when he comes by he will be a little more talkative then last time. I will give him your number and let him know you want to talk."

"Oh, yeah it just occurred to me. You asked for their names or a card. The cops, they said if something comes up I could call their desk direct and leave a message." He says handing you a business card. "You want to copy down the number?" He offers. The card is a pretty standard CPD card, has a phone number on it, the name Officer Julian Russo, and the back of the card has a 10 digit number, probably a case number by the format.



Instructions: Let me know if you have more questions or would like to change scenes.

Sorry for taking so long. I really enjoyed a lot of time with my family.

Everyone may take an Advance.
  • 2D6 EFFECT
    2 Catastrophe: Something goes terribly wrong. The GM must decide what, but some ideas are a new and permanent Minor Hindrance, the inability to use powers for several days, or an explosion of some sort. The backlash should be thematic if possible. If the hero tampers with dark forces for his abilities, for example, he might become corrupted or summon something sinister into the world. If he’s a weird scientist the device might explode for 3d6 damage in a Medium Blast Template, or he might develop a Quirk, Phobia, or other “madness.”

    3 Backfire: The power succeeds as with a raise but affects a different target with the worst possible results. A bolt hits a random friend, boost Trait increases an enemy’s skill or attribute, etc. If there’s no likely target, he’s Stunned instead. If the power has a Duration other than Instant, it lasts its full term and can only be negated by dispel (the caster can’t voluntarily end it herself).

    4–5 Short Circuit: The power fails but the Power Points allocated to it are spent, along with an additional 1d6 Power Points.

    6–8 Stunned: The caster is Stunned (see page 106). She subtracts 2 from arcane skill rolls for the rest of the encounter (the penalty remains –2 even if she gets this result again).

    9–10 Overload: The character’s synapses crackle and overload with power. He takes 2d6 damage plus the cost of the power in Power Points, including any Power Modifiers the player declared.

    11 Fatigue: The character suffers Fatigue.

    12 Overcharge: The power draws ambient energy from the air, automatically succeeding against the target with a raise and costing the caster no Power Points!

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1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
and of course update your signatures!
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Malavish wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:32 pm [Malavish can't help but chuckle at Sam's suspicions. "Yeeeah, you just detecting that? I figured that part out off the story from our little escaped juice box. The vamps, and possibly others, sound like they're running some kind of speakeasy for the damned. Hard to keep that under the radar without some kind of official cover. Cops provide that and are in general very corruptible. I've been working on some ideas to ID the specific officer so we can.." He looks over at Tank and smiles wickedly. "...talk to him"
"Look, Hellspawn, you feel free to speculate to your heart's content but I'm a professional see? If you can't take this seriously then just say so and I'll go work this case solo. This ain't no Dick Tracy comic where you skip to the last page. I may be dead but I still know how to do my job."

Looking perturbed Sam perks an eyebrow when the attendant pulls out the business card. Producing a pen and notebook from the pockets of his trenchcoat he jots down the information from the card. "Thanks, Jimmy, you're aces in my book."

"We still don't know if these goons are really coppers or just flashing some fake buzzers to grease the wheels. Hellboy is probably right though, they're probably either real coppers or they have coppers on their payroll. Maybe both. This phone number might just help us narrow that down. I could say it could also get us killed but you know...."

Sam shrugs and puts his pen and notebook away then takes a drag on his cigarette. "You boys want to keep loafing around or are you ready to hit the bricks?"
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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CK on police station coverage areas
Common Knowledge d6!!: [1] = 1 CK Wild d6!!: [2] = 2
Sam Spector wrote: Mon Jan 08, 2024 7:24 pm
"Look, Hellspawn, you feel free to speculate to your heart's content but I'm a professional see? If you can't take this seriously then just say so and I'll go work this case solo. This ain't no Dick Tracy comic where you skip to the last page. I may be dead but I still know how to do my job."

Looking perturbed Sam perks an eyebrow when the attendant pulls out the business card. Producing a pen and notebook from the pockets of his trenchcoat he jots down the information from the card. "Thanks, Jimmy, you're aces in my book."

"We still don't know if these goons are really coppers or just flashing some fake buzzers to grease the wheels. Hellboy is probably right though, they're probably either real coppers or they have coppers on their payroll. Maybe both. This phone number might just help us narrow that down. I could say it could also get us killed but you know...."

Sam shrugs and puts his pen and notebook away then takes a drag on his cigarette. "You boys want to keep loafing around or are you ready to hit the bricks?"
Malavish grins at Sam's response. "That's it. Get that ectoplasm flowing. You've been a bit sluggish lately and we can't have you going into the light on us just yet. Oh, and it's not speculation, it's deduction. I mean, yeah I could be wrong on this but I think we both know where the smart money lies."

Pondering police districts a moment, "I'm not sure if the gas station and where Elina was nabbed is in the same precinct as here so the cop that came here may or may not be the same guy... Definitely risky to just reach out. I was workshopping an idea to get an ID on the kidnaping officer but I'll want to do that when I think he's out of the station. Basically..." He snaps his fingers and his appearance shifts to that of a beautiful woman in her 20s dressed in a mildly suggestive way. "Excuse me. desk Seargent. I saw an officer helping a young woman a few nights ago and he seemed sooo nice. My mother always says I need to start dating nicer guys so.. could I maybe have his name and number.." "She" snaps again and returns to Mal's usual form.

"I could also hit the underground and see if there's any word on the inhuman grapevine. What are you guys thinking?
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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"I say we talk to the cops... they have a direct link to the incident as opposed to starting with trying a new lead from nowhere. I assume that that card is from the local precinct as opposed to one that should not have been called in for the incident here? Having it from a further away precinct could suggest that they were sent here to make the problem go away."
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Dresden nodds in agreement with Tank. "The cops are worth checking out, and sooner rather than later. If they are rotten then they need to be stopped, fast."

Dresden pauses and thinks for a moment.

"We can't forget to check in on Elina and her parents when they are available, though. I still think she could be a threat if she transforms, and if she isn't then we need to know why they were unable to feed on her. It could be hereditary, or it could be something else entirely."
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Sam shakes his head and takes a drag on his cigarette.

"Listen boys, what happens if you go to the cops and either they are vampires or they're working for the vampires? Start a fight in the middle of the police precinct? I just don't see how that goes well for us. We need to id these bent coppers before we go poking that particular hornet's nest."

Sam grins as he watches his ghostly smoke fade to nothing.

"Of course, I'm dead. It's not like they can arrest me or anything but in any case I say it's a bad idea to tackle those bozos until we know more about what's going on but you boys are literally the ones with skin in the game. Heh, heh, heh."
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Re: 01.1 An Old Gas Station

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Sam Spector wrote: Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:02 pm Sam shakes his head and takes a drag on his cigarette.

"Listen boys, what happens if you go to the cops and either they are vampires or they're working for the vampires? Start a fight in the middle of the police precinct? I just don't see how that goes well for us. We need to id these bent coppers before we go poking that particular hornet's nest."

Sam grins as he watches his ghostly smoke fade to nothing.

"Of course, I'm dead. It's not like they can arrest me or anything but in any case I say it's a bad idea to tackle those bozos until we know more about what's going on but you boys are literally the ones with skin in the game. Heh, heh, heh."
Malavish nods, "My thoughts too Sammy. We find the one we KNOW is involved. Then we can get to him alone, Tank can knock him out, and I can dig into his brain for all he knows about the situation. And even the good cops are bad for us since not a one of us are "normal". You can bet they'll call the BIA in if they get a clue about any of this."
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