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Not at all. I’m down for a leisurely shopping excursion. We have the $5000 that the salt fiend gave us for the package. If we deduct the value of the smut the difference is $3800. We might try to buy it back from him, or we might simply try to rob him of it. Our budget doesn’t perhaps stretch to do both.
Impatient much, Neko? grumblemutter
Comments like that are why I married that man. That was fantastic. Best part is that it was written down so it won’t be lost as so many of his comments are.
Seems only right.
Can that go in the quote book?
I just provided the basic outline, she did all the fleshing out of the details.
Not without help.
I mean, she literally built a character
Seems fair, I can’t imagine anything that builds more character than that.
+1 Character point!
Did you? Congratulations!
Yay for having the baby while Chris is on vacation. I am glad I am not the only one holding things up.
Sorry about the continued delay. The game is never far from my mind. I won’t drop this one, I promise.
But he’s an American, so 2 weeks rather than 6 months, right?
hey guys, I don’t think it has been said yet but one of the reasons we are bogged down at the moment is that Chris is away on vacation.
I’m inclined to wait, actually. Our showdown with Shilth-dan might be the climax of the story arc, and I’d hate for a player to miss it. We could do the roll for smuggling the guns, but if we’re thrown in the pokey we’ll need our leader then, too. Also, we seem not to be deciding on a plan of action just now. So that’s three reasons.
Whatever everyone wants but I think my character is going to be pedantic till the Captain steps in.
Seems like Chris may be hors de combat while on vacation. Everyone okay if we just keep moving, or would you all prefer to wait?
We’re dropping it. This is not the joke you’re looking for. Move along.
I don’t get it.
Guys, it’s ADL.
Edward, the JDL couldn’t “still be around” because the events in SW took place “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away”… #geekfail
OK, so a long while ago I read a fan-made Choose-Your-Own-Adventure retelling of Star Wars. I only remember two of the pages. One said, “As Ben Kenobi drones on about the hive of scum and villainy, you must resist the urge to push him over the edge of the cliff.” The other, “You marry and live happily ever after, though your kids all have six eyes and tentacles for hands. You never figure out why.” I believe I was in college when I saw this, which would make it old indeed. No idea of its provenance now, I’m afraid.
If you’re trying to make me dislike this idea, you’re doing a terrible job.
I can only imagine the results of such a move. Is the JDL still around? They would have blown up Skywalker Ranch, if so.
It’s not exactly a quote, but I like LF’s contribution of fake Yiddish slang. Everyone has an idea for fixing Episode I. I’ve decided that the movie would be greatly improved if Watto peppered his speech with the occasional schlep and putz.
I believe a man of your caliber could secure one with a Streetwise roll and a thousand credits.
Any chance I can grab a thermal detonator for the next round of “negotiations?”
Power cells or generators, but Hoersch-Kessel ion drives (the sublight drive) are extremely versatile and can be refueled by uranium or other heavy metals in a pinch, or even virtually anything else. Think Mr. Fusion, from Back to the Future.
“Bantha poodoo,” he answered, mixing his Futurama and Star Wars references.
LF, the short answer is: choosy females and a fast breeding cycle. The long answer is an episode of Futurama.
Say, what is starship fuel, anyways? Please don’t say force-inducing infusoria.
ROFL, Ethan FTW!
rings cow bell furiously
How about now?
Currently running a fever, back to normal by Saturday.
With apologies to W S Gilbert
When a smuggler’s not engaged in his employment
Or maturing his larcenous little schemes.
His capacity for innocent enjoyment,
Is just as great as any Jedi’s peaceful dreams
Our feelings we with difficulty force choke
When scanning team duty’s to be done:
Ah, and when the laws of the spacelanes are broke,
A scanning team’s lot is not a happy one!
And now I feel terrible.
Say this for Neko, when he screws the pooch, he makes sure to take everyone down with him. ;)
Hell, if I were him, I’d pay, and then send a message back to OUR boss, saying we were trying to squeeze both sides for some extra lolly.
Maybe as a taken of good-will, or a Favor, or something. When OUR boss finds out, he’s gonna squeeze us.
Too much chutzpah, Neko. We’re still bit players in the big scheme of things.
Sorry for the delay. Had to visit both my parents and my in-laws, as well as do some much-deferred housework. Now all my laundry is folded!
And Fayd picks his (Fayd’s) teeth while laboriously choosing their next hyperspace route.
Meanwhile, Tango goes about filing his nails…
OK, I’m excited. This episode should prove action-packed!
I first saw the new avatar while posting on Chicago Lightning. I was a mite confused.
Yes, will try. Might even change my avatar for the present.
Okay, so, if I may make a suggestion? If you could all write your name one time per post, so I get the feeling of who’s who? Yeah, that’d be swell.
Mammary gland trump card.
Aw, thanks guys. I appreciate it.
Yep, pretty much.
And then, Vanessa wins all the CPs.
Gambling is its own type of Con.
That might be a useful place to spend character points next break.
How is it that, with the exception of Tango, we have a ship full of gamblers, but nobody has taken skills on CON?
C-c-c-c-c-comments breaker! Damn, why can’t I either edit or delete? I didn’t add dimension tags to the HTML.
Any chance we could start a new thread for the rest of the encounter?
Back in action!
Actually, with half the players and the GM at GenCon, maybe we should just put stuff on hold until Monday.
Sorry if things have been on hold because of me, kids. Epic computer meltdown – thanks, Windows Update!
Now, then. Been listening to MC Chris’ Bounty Hunter songs in order to keep in character.
Funny how a compound word can sound so much less salty than its constituent parts taken in sequence, isn’t it?
Huh, huh. The captain said blowhole.
That’s Windows 8 being a bitch.
LF, did you post a blank entry, or am I just not seeing your text?
Kickass. Let’s hear an answer!
Sorry guys, busy day. Working on it now.
It’ll be daybreak in Hawaii any minute now. We’re a globe-spanning game.
Think we’re waiting on Chris to post in reply to Edward, at the moment.
We moving on? Seems like most of the rest of us will sit around and play sabacc.
Spot on, Neko. Well did LF!
Props also go to the Captain for human resource allocation on that job.
I can’t say I wasn’t looking forward to that scenario, however…
Nice work, LF! Glad we didn’t have to fly in to the rescue. Can’t imagine the Shesharilian space traffic control would have been particularly pleased about a freighter the size of a 737 hovering over a major market.
+1 Dark Side points for that joke.
The mental image of a mysterious robed guy in a grain cask coming out of my end is a bit much…
MDM, if mysterious robed guy stowed in one of the grain casks and we’re light on our delivery, it’s coming out of your end!
This game is worth it just for the jokes.
The note said he’d meet us at the ship later. Thats why Fayd radioed the captain to inform him of guest rumors.
Well, we did leave him to his own devices, prioritized our own business and staying out of trouble. shrug Whether or not we discussed it, that’s what we DID. ;)
Wait, did that happen off camera? When did we decide to not intervene? I thought we were just waiting for a more opportune time to talk.
Huzzah for the Captain’s Approval!!!
We’ve heroically decided not to intervene. I cite the entire Star Trek franchise as proof that this is a valid choice.
(I’ll also note that the only help he seemed to be asking for was a possible ride off-planet, that he seemed to feel he’d be able to make it to the ship to meet us, and that he didn’t seem to think we should be seen interacting with him. I think the crew made the right choice.)
Cackling madly after Ethan’s last post. +1 Style Dice! LOL
Whether we’re a crew of heroes or villains yet remains to be seen, I suppose. Of course, once you relate the story to the captain he might flip a dorsal fin. Ooo, I’d love to see that!
shrug My goal is to get back to the ship, where I’ll be safe, and get ready to receive cargo and tell the captain about our potential fugitive. I’ll let more noble souls – like Gravone and Tenanda – chase after the runaway. :D
Well, I’ve continued to post. You guys are the ones who seem to have heroically decided to not get involved and leave an NPC to their fate…
GM’s out of town, has that affect. ;)
Seems to be a bit of a slowdown.
It is a nice twist that merchants and gamblers are on top here. Makes is a bit more Age of Sail-ish. Looks like we’ve also got a dash of Shadowrun genre in the mix.
If Gravone is ‘numer one’ what number does that make the Captain?
I’m rather liking this Picardian approach to being a smuggler captain. Bubo is currently in his cabin, improperly engrossed in an episode of “The Undersea World of Zhok Koost-O.”
“Michigan seems like a dream to me now. It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw and I’ve come to look for America.”
I will be in Michigan for the next ten days, starting tomorrow. I’ll still be in contact, and anticipate no disruptions.
LF, come back soon!
Part of my post quotes nearly verbatim Zelazny’s The Guns of Avalon.
You could, but it’d hardly be worth it, given your low Mechanical score. You could spend two of your starting five character points to add Gunnery at 2D+1, I suppose.
Guns blazing, no doubt.
Shall I man the second gun in the meanwhile? May I reassign a die to that purpose?
Admin matter: LF is unable to participate until he gets a working machine; we’ll assume he’s a member of the crew away on personal business. If he returns in the middle of the adventure, he can make a dramatic in media res entrance.
Love love love it.
So TN (et al.), I rewrote part of Gravone’s backstory. I imputed some thoughts and feelings to your character that I hope work for you. If you think it doesn’t fit, we can keep the conversation going, maybe tweak something.
Triple Salchow gets you one lousy point? Tough judging!
I like to think the character point wasn’t solely for the Futurama reference, but for the combo of Futurama, The Godfather, and “Dick in a Box.”
I’ve uploaded (both in wiki and in maps) a unique deckplan for the Happy Herglic based on my understanding of the modifications we’ve managed to procure, as well as some adjustments for the needs of our Swarthy Cap’n.
Edward and I discussed it briefly and were in agreement that while the details for the Ghtroc 720 on the deckplans.00sf.com website are much more detailed and awesome, the graphics they utilize make it nearly unusable for map purposes. Thus, I stuck with the map image that Edward had originally posted.
If we need to make any minor changes, I’ve saved the .xcf file so it won’t be much of a headache.
Behind the scenes photos from the films.
MDM, awesome Han Solo-like quipping just now.
Ah Star Wars – giving us Powerpoint transitions before we had Powerpoint!
I was just thinking about that. I’m going to say it was a clockwise wipe, as seen a few times in Return of the Jedi.
GM, was that a vertical or a horizontal wipe to change the scene?
After a fair bit of consideration, I believe thatCalathaxaar would also be back at the ship, unless Cap Tellik had specifically requested he come along for some purpose.
Hey, that humpback joke was just BEGGING to be cracked. I’m just sayin’, if it wasn’t you, it woulda been someone else….. Probably Malcolm.
Look, after that time Fayd cracked the ‘humpback’ joke when Bubo’s cousin stopped by for a visit, everyone thought it safer he be left out of negotiations.
As you prefer. Even the Autobots left someone behind the guard the base. Usually Bumblebee.
Does Fayd have to be there? If not, he’s staying back with the Happy Herglic.
And we’re live. Some administrative stuff still remains, but I’m ready, you’re ready, we’re ready. May the Force be with us.
Gentlemen, I am now back and ready to play. I was away at Disney World, and good lord, are people fat!
Also, Ed’s right. Best RPG mechanics ever.
Some chance I’ll be slightly late. Putting you-know-who to beddy-bye.
Excellent, let’s plan for 9 PM Eastern, then, gentlemen.
I’ve never done D6 Star Wars either, Neko – it’s why I voted for this option. I can squeeze in a Skype session at 9 Eastern, or shortly thereafter.
I can be there as well.
Works for me.
Between 9 pm EDT and 12 am EDT are possible for me.
How many of you could make a quick skype confab tonight? What time is good? I feel like we could hash things out pretty quickly that way.
It’s the best RPG ever created. I’m not exaggerating, I genuinely believe that. Do you need a copy of the rules?
Am I the only one who hasn’t played this game?
I hope it goes off. For years now I’ve heard (literally) nothing but good about Star Wars D6.
The Elrood Sector! I have that sourcebook.
I have altered the wiki. Pray I do not alter it further.
It’s useful, but just like Wikipedia itself, it’s not 100% reliable.
Just gonna leave this here…
Doesn’t mean you can’t still later. ;)
Beep beep beep wahw.
Seems that someone else took the initiative, huh?