Title: FFYL OOC
J. Black Fraser - June 27, 2007 01:45 PM (GMT)
"Does exactly what it says on the tin."
p.s. Just thought I'd put it in writing here, I've spoken to the two Bonterre about their equipment/abilities, so they know. Viefalen, you have basic training, a lasgun, a bayonet, a helmet and two frag grenades. That's pretty much it.
Rocket launcher dude, one firing tube, six rockets on your person and a laspistol.
Viefalen driver, lasgun, bayonet.
Opentar TC, knife and laspistol.
Y'all have fun now ;)
utilityzero - June 27, 2007 03:34 PM (GMT)
pretty good map actually, although a mile wide seems small, i thought you wanted us to start out spread out and alone?
i'm assuming the city is in bad shape and not all of those buildings are still standing, or some of them might just be gutted shells?
and i thought opentar worked for the arch enemy? i could swear i fought against those guys in an SRP before...
J. Black Fraser - June 27, 2007 03:54 PM (GMT)
It is a little small, but there are more of you than I initially planned, and if your actions are to affect others, you need to be relatively nearby. It's a dense urban setting, far more cluttered than the map shows.
Aye, the buildings are mostly shells of structures, blown out windows, broken walls, many concealing enemy troops and weapon nests. The structures are intact, but not particularly liveable. Consider towns in Normandy during the battles of Overlord.
As for the Opentar, it was originally a world that spewed out thousands of tanks, loyalist. It's entirely possible that a regiment or two turned traitor in Abraxis campaigns.
Avaris - June 27, 2007 04:01 PM (GMT)
So, as a driver do I get a vehicle or am I walking (as in, what should I be driving and have I lost it?)
Brother-Librarian Akritedes - June 27, 2007 04:56 PM (GMT)
I'd imagine you were either in some sort of recon Jeep/Salamander, or you were a driver for regimental brass who are now in varying states of dismemberment. Just a guess, though.
The important thing is that if we find a Chimera unattended, you can drive it. And then we get a mobile fort that's impervious to lasguns and very, very unhappy with rockets.
Also...uh...Jimb0. You'll need to fix the Viefalen image...
HoundofOrion - June 27, 2007 05:00 PM (GMT)
Well, its an ambush, so lets see if you've lost it :P
But look at the upside, you CAN drive a vehicle if you find one working anyway. I probably cant! haha.
Brother-Librarian Akritedes - June 27, 2007 05:52 PM (GMT)
Sure you can!
...uh, now where's the ignition...hmm...and where'd I put the keys...
J. Black Fraser - June 27, 2007 05:53 PM (GMT)
Until the game starts, most of you are trundling along in trucks/on tanks. The Bonterre are moving on foot with a few Viefalen guards, but when the ambush hits, you scatter. I'll give a detailed intro for each of your characters when we start so you know where you are and what's happened.
Oh, and so you all know who to blame, we're waiting on Tiberius. In the meantime, post your character bio in the thread I'm about to create. You've got the gear I've listed, and one personal artifact. e.g. pendant, ring, book, glasses.
Brother-Librarian Akritedes - June 27, 2007 07:29 PM (GMT)
My other artifact is a plasma pistol. :)
Sadly, I think I'll stick with a whistle. Can't sound the advance without a whistle. Just isn't done. B)
J. Black Fraser - June 27, 2007 07:55 PM (GMT)
Heh, I'm sure you're all too sensible to try anything like that. If not, you will pay :ph43r:
I really like the whistle idea. Nice one.
Brother-Librarian Akritedes - June 28, 2007 03:47 AM (GMT)
I need to make a bumper sticker like that. "My other vehicle is a Baneblade." or something like that. :lol:
HoundofOrion - June 28, 2007 12:25 PM (GMT)
*sigh*..... *looks at watch*.......*taps foot*...... *sigh* <_<
Commissar Molotov - June 28, 2007 01:16 PM (GMT)
Don't get too impatient. ;) It's only been a day! I'm sure Jim'll have the first post up soon.
Cpt_Tiberius - June 28, 2007 05:47 PM (GMT)
Sorry guys, RL has had me bogged down for a couple of days. I also didn't realize this thread was down here. I'm still new to this whole thing. :unsure: I'm ready whenever you guys are.
HoundofOrion - June 28, 2007 05:50 PM (GMT)
Im so new I have a "new player smell". Except no money back gaurentee.
J. Black Fraser - June 28, 2007 05:52 PM (GMT)
Right, I now blame Ovrebust and wonder how long I can keep drawing attention away from me.
Ovrebust - June 28, 2007 05:56 PM (GMT)
Blame ME? Damn man! I just got home from TWO FRIGGING DAYS of 16hr workdays! and it looks like next week we are doing the same...nah! Next week is ROSKILDE! a week of beer, music, beer, beer and some sleep :D
Btw, I was thinking my character as a cook! Could pots and pans be included in gear rooster please?:D
J. Black Fraser - June 28, 2007 06:22 PM (GMT)
Right, maps are up, and as a result of a minor cockup on my part, Avaris, you're starting in the same place as Ak and Ovrebust.
Cooking utensils can be Karl's 'one personal item' if you want Ovre.
J. Black Fraser - June 28, 2007 07:37 PM (GMT)
I'll put my foot down and say it clearly now. As a GM, I will react to what your characters do, not the other way around. I will try to present the situations as concisely yet descriptively as is practical. Orders may come through to some of you at some point, but for the most part, you have total freedom, decisions are for you to make.
"Do I save my own ass, or do I help my comrades?" Kinda thing.
Cpt_Tiberius - June 28, 2007 10:30 PM (GMT)
For my personal Item can I have terminator armor? Never hurts to ask...
Ashnari Doomsong - June 28, 2007 10:40 PM (GMT)
With him, it just might...
Avaris - June 28, 2007 10:40 PM (GMT)
Ok, I'm really confused now... you say I'm with Ovrebust and Ak, yet your IC posts say otherwise. Could you please post our usernames along with the character names when you say our positions, as I'm having a hard enough time remembering mine...
J. Black Fraser - June 29, 2007 02:16 AM (GMT)
Oh lord, I was hoping y'all would keep track of who you are, I'm trying.
Avaris, you're Hitzig-Ritmund, the driver, right? Who bailed out at the same time as Ak's Sgt. Baden-Horst etc.
Tiberius, I've just taken a tank out from underneath you, ask not for that which you do not wish to be blown up.
Brother-Librarian Akritedes - June 29, 2007 05:20 AM (GMT)
If it's not clear, Jim, I'm heading towards the building with the cutout garden/courtyard/patio/plaza nearest to me.
Captain Seato - June 29, 2007 05:33 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Brother-Librarian Akritedes @ Jun 27 2007, 11:47 PM)|
| I need to make a bumper sticker like that. "My other vehicle is a Baneblade." or something like that. :lol: |
At another board, I saw a sig that read "Welcome to Ownage Country, population Baneblade."
|...towards a nearby intact building...|
Oh god, Ak. Didn't you learn from GtG? :lol:
HoundofOrion - June 29, 2007 07:07 AM (GMT)
|Ok, I'm really confused now... |
I suppose thats the difference between the Viefalen and the Bonterre.... :lol:
|"Welcome to Ownage Country, population Baneblade."|
I wish I had that for a bumper sticker, Nice.
Captain Seato - June 29, 2007 08:17 AM (GMT)
|...but five alive was better then everyone dead.|
Optimism in one of Jimz0r's RPs? How cute! :lol:
Drakkar Windrider - June 29, 2007 09:50 AM (GMT)
Bagh, forgot to answer to Sauer's question. Anyway, Ovre, could you write dialogues with quote marks? Everybody else does that... cursive is reserved for thoughts.
Ovrebust - June 29, 2007 10:07 AM (GMT)
Gah, NO! I am NOT everyone else...grrr...well allright, but only because you are a strange person
HoundofOrion - June 29, 2007 11:31 AM (GMT)
|Most of the Viefalen were caught by surprise. Jean wasn't,|
How were you not caught by suprise? If you saw the enemy before they ambushed why didnt you say anything? If you were expecting an ambush why didnt you say anything?
Drakkar Windrider - June 29, 2007 11:42 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (HoundofOrion @ Jun 29 2007, 11:31 AM)|
| How were you not caught by suprise? If you saw the enemy before they ambushed why didnt you say anything? If you were expecting an ambush why didnt you say anything?|
1- My character (our characters, that is) are veterans. This leads to...
2- According to Eddy, the column was moved forwards recklessly. If you go into hostile territory without being sure that it was secured first, you can expect some kind of opposition.
3- According to Eddy, when the column entered the city there were a couple of suspicious signs that the enemy might be there. Like the absence of population, to start with.
4- Also according to Eddy, the Bonterre were "edgy".
5- My character is hardcore like that.
HoundofOrion - June 29, 2007 01:51 PM (GMT)
Weeeelll, thats alright then :)
Brother-Librarian Akritedes - June 29, 2007 05:45 PM (GMT)
Now would seem as good a time as any to point out that the Viefalen don't have a preponderance of voxes. A few voxtroopers and that's it, no comm-beads or the like. Hence the whistle.
Cpt_Tiberius - June 29, 2007 08:20 PM (GMT)
I just figured he was the platoon's recreational director. :P
Captain Seato - June 29, 2007 09:00 PM (GMT)
Ak's character: *fweet!* "Everyone outta the pool!"
utilityzero - June 29, 2007 11:05 PM (GMT)
wow, sorry i missed the start guys, did i really miss two days? or am i just at a time difference to some of you?
anywho... i know it's my fault, but i'm laying blame for nearly dieing on your Ak... ;)
Brother-Librarian Akritedes - June 30, 2007 01:51 AM (GMT)
Somehow, somewhere...I just know the French are gloating about this.
...oh, wait. DAMMIT!
utilityzero - June 30, 2007 02:21 PM (GMT)
i'll try to keep it shorter for now, to put a little less strain on others, especially Fraser. i was just trying to keep up to begin with.
and did all you guys get my pirate reference? i thought you'd all enjoy that.
oh... and one more thing, i'd never really put much thought into this, but do you think that 40k buildings would actually have fire escapes? i mean, for us it's pretty standard in a city, mostly because they're required and all, but the Imperium doesn't really care about it's citizens, so i guess it would be on a world by world basis?
=][=Nine Breaker=][= - June 30, 2007 02:49 PM (GMT)
Probably takes less money to install some fire escape plans and the like then to replace hundreds of burnt up clerks. So I'd bet that most civilized worlds would use some sort of fire escapes.
J. Black Fraser - June 30, 2007 04:02 PM (GMT)
The imagery I'm using for the alleys are stereotypical New York backstreets. The narrative reason for the fire escapes is to add an exterior third dimension, so people don't necessarily have to fight their way up indoor stairwells (deathtraps if any modern FPS is anything to go by).
Very little about the Imperium is standard, generally worlds are left to their own devices. Emergency escape routes seem like a common sense feature of most developed worlds.
Plus ladders are fun deathtraps.