Monday, 10 September 2018

GURPS DF Free Cities Season 2 Session 7

Argua - Half-Orc Great Axe Barbarian (251 points)
Elana - Human Spear Holy Warrior of Melora, goddess of the wilderness and sea (250 points)
Masha Deathfoot - Human Unarmed Martial Artist (250 points)
Puddin' Noddington - Gnome Thief (252 points)
Vaelcor Treehippie - Human Druid (250 points)
        Jahn the Bear - Bear (187 points)
Zephyra - Half-Elf "Fire" Wizard (250 points)

NPCs:
Emrich "The Lawbringer" - Human Cleric of Erathis, goddess of law and civilization (??? points)
Isabelle of Thrace - Human Holy Warrior of Erathis, goddess of law and civilization (??? points)

Amothius 9th, 2546
Masha ran at the necromancer, but missed a flying kick, and the spider-fiend biting Emrich's now unconscious body let go to get a mouthful of Puddin' "for dessert", while the other one continued to rip and tear at Jahn.  Puddin', now well below 0, decided to Do Nothing rather than risk passing out, while Zephyra lightly toasted the spider biting her with a 3d Flame Jet.

The rat ogre ("It has HT14, there's no way it will pass out!") raised a fist to squash Argua, but then succumbed to its wounds and passed out, so she just re-readied her great axe with her remaining, un-crippled hand.  Elana stabbed Puddin's spider in the vitals, and Vaelcor cast Major Healing on Jahn again, just as the bear broke free from the spider's fangs and tore it up some more with his own.

Isabelle used her boosted DX from Holy Might to make an AoA (Double), with the first as a feint; she won the quick contest by 14 degrees and then landed a savage blow (16 damage) to the skull with her flail, mashing his head into red paste.  The zombie behind Jahn continued to carve out some bear steaks with its hatchet, and Masha landed a pair of All-Out Attack kicks on the spider wrasslin' with Jahn.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

GURPS DF Free Cities Season 2 Session 6

Argua - Half-Orc Great Axe Barbarian (251 points)
Elana - Human Spear Holy Warrior of Melora, goddess of the wilderness and sea (250 points)
Masha Deathfoot - Human Unarmed Martial Artist (250 points)
Puddin' Noddington - Gnome Thief (252 points)
Vaelcor Treehippie - Human Druid (250 points)
        Jahn the Bear - Bear (187 points)
Zephyra - Half-Elf "Fire" Wizard (250 points)

NPCs:
Emrich "The Lawbringer" - Human Cleric of Erathis, goddess of law and civilization (??? points)
Isabelle of Thrace - Human Holy Warrior of Erathis, goddess of law and civilization (??? points)

New Characters
While in Isserno, Elana heard about the wolf-headed men cropping up in the wilderness, and ran into Grükuk and Lucas during her investigations.  The pair told her that the likely source was in Shadowmantle Manor, and that she could join up with their compatriots there.  Along the way, she met Vaelcor and his bear companion, Jahn, who decided to join her.

Amothius 9th, 2546
The party decided to rest in the altar room after finishing off the golem, and while they did, Elana, Vaelcor, and Jahn showed up.  Both sides introduced themselves, and Elana and Vaelcor were brought up to speed on the situation and cut in on any profits from here on.  Once they were done resting, Puddin' was sent to scout the blasted out hole (using her Dark Vision to maintain stealth) ahead of the rest of the party, who followed far behind.

The hole was roughly cut, but mostly straight, and even from extreme distance, Puddin' could see the party's Continual Lights clearly.  Further down the tunnel, Puddin' noticed a dull green light, and continued on to find that it was emitting from the cracks on all sides of the blasted stone tunnel; she also noticed that there was a large group of wolf-headed zombies wielding hatchets and sickles, and a pair of rat ogres standing at the end of the tunnel, beside a crude wooden door built into the rock on their left, with a half-dozen fleshy "doors" on either side leading up to them.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

GURPS Cyberpunk: Androids On The Run Session 2

Characters:
Cleverbot (Face Man with Mind Control)
Gundroid-16 (Cowboy Shooter)
Inspectron (Investigator with a Drone)

00:03 November 7th 2077, Streets of Renton - Pursuit
The party sped through the neon-lit streets in the Murderwagon, escorting Mr. Adams and Dr. Barkley in Adams' Mazda 16 and pursued by a pair of TriOpticon pursuit police cruisers, which were shortly joined by a bright green Lamborghini.  Gundroid missed with a hilariously inaccurate burst from his rifle while driving, but the others held their fire, not trusting their pistols against the heavily-armoured pursuit vehicles, which were quickly gaining ground.

Inspectron tried to convince Cleverbot to Mind Control some other driver on the road to slam into the TriOpticon goons, but he refused to risk harming any innocents.  Gundroid started aggressively weaving in and out of traffic, which kept the TriOpticon cruisers at distance, but the driver of the Lambo was skilled enough to continue to close the gap.  This proved to be his undoing, however, as, thanks to the reduced range penalties, Cleverbot was now able to Mind Control the driver of the Lambo, though Gundroid then shot out one of its tires, and it was T-boned while running a red light.

Despite the pileup, and Gundroid pulling a hard right down an alley, the TriOp cruisers were able to keep the Murderwagon in sight.  Inspectron pulled up a map of the city on his internal computer and plotted an escape route through some construction areas, and, with some skilled driving, they were able to finally shake their pursuers.  Gundroid signalled Adams by flashing his hazards (they'd never been given his commlink number), and they pulled into a parking garage where they discussed their next move.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

GURPS DF Free Cities Season 2 Session 5

Argua - Half-Orc Great Axe Barbarian (251+10 points)
Masha Deathfoot - Human One-Handed Martial Artist (250+12 points)
Puddin' Noddington - Gnome Thief (252+6 points)
Zephyra - Half-Elf "Fire" Wizard (250+9 points)

Amothius 8th, 2546, Isserno
The party sold their potion of flight and the silver flask with a demon inside, recharged power items, renewed Continual Light on Masha, paid to have Grükuk's arm and Masha's hand Regenerated, and then set out down the road to Haverbrook on their way back to the manor.  They made it to the Bloody Raven inn slightly before nightfall, checked in with Jeeves, who apparently lived there, and noticed a pair of hooded travellers sitting in a corner; one an armoured woman, the other a cherubic young man.

Zephyra bought them some drinks and tried to be friendly, but the woman broke off conversation as quickly as possible, claiming that they were traders (odd, given they had no merchandise, and there were no animals in the stable).  By midnight, all but Argua and the travellers retired to their rooms, the former drinking heavily and the latter having only purchased access to the common room for the night, when a robed man trailed by two men in hoods entered the Bloody Raven.

Argua's keen nose recognized the familiar scent of rot and she turned to see that two of the men had pallid, deathly skin.  The leader started to shout "You will d-", but was interrupted by the barbarian, who cleft him nearly in twain with her great axe, taking the whole room by surprise.  He shouted out "KILL THEM!", and the two others leapt forward, their hoods coming off and revealing them to be more of the wolf-headed zombies, their ineffectual blows bouncing off of Argua's thick hide.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

GURPS Cyberpunk: Androids On The Run Session 1

00:00 January 1 1970, A White Room - Escape
Three androids booted up on tables in a stark white lab, with a man in a labcoat standing over them, with a message reading "WARNING - LOW POWER - 6 DAYS REMAINING" flashing in the corners of their HUDs.  They ran their introductory protocols, which announced their designation, purpose, and noted "flaws" in their programming.

The first to speak, a man a trenchcoat and trilby hat, was Inspectron, an ill-tempered and curious investigation and interrogation unit with basic electronic warfare suite and remote operated recon drone.

The second, clad in a getup that screamed "cowboy", complete with ten-gallon hat, was Gundroid-16, a combat unit most capable with concealed small arms, which had issues with following orders and leaving targets alive.

The third, a rather attractive business man in a modern suit, was Cleverbot, social infiltration and coercion specialist with a lust for wealth and jealous streak.

Now that the three androids were online, the man in the labcoat introduced himself as Dr. Isaac Barkley, and told them that they needed to go through the door across the lab, take the card from the security guard standing watch, and then leave the facility.  He then turned and left via an elevator recessed in the wall.  Inspectron headed towards a terminal to look up building plans, but Gundroid decided on immediate action (failed Impulsiveness) and walked towards the door, which slid open vertically to reveal a surprised looking human man, who Gundroid immediately punched in the face.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Urban Scout Lens

The idea for this lens came while reworking the Thief.  As of now, there's not really a good (non-Wizard) alternative to having a Thief; a Scout can find Traps, sure, but no template can take Lockpicking or Pickpocket, for instance.  The obvious solution is to take the Scout, an already functional high-Per template, and switch out its "nature" side role for an "urban" one.

Urban Scout          +0 Points


Secondary Characteristics

Per 15 [5]


Advantages:

Replace
Outdoorsman 2 [20] with Skulker* 2 [16]

Add to options
Flexible [5]
High Manual Dexterity 1-2 [5-10]
Perfect Balance [15]
Skulker 3-4 [8-16]

Thursday, 2 August 2018

GURPS DF Free Cities Season 2 Session 4

Argua - Half-Orc Great Axe Barbarian (250+10 points)
Masha Deathfoot - Human One-Handed Martial Artist (250+11 points)
Puddin' Noddington - Gnome Thief (250+7 points)
Zephyra - Half-Elf "Fire" Wizard (250+8 points)

Player Absent:
Grükuk Kzaash - Half-Orc One-Armed Flail and Shield Knight (250+11 points)
Lucas Zombini - Human Cleric of Pelor, the god of the sun (250+10 points)

Amothius 2nd, 2546
The party rested in the hallway, leaving the suit of armour in its locked room, and Lucas healed Argua and Masha's wounds once he had enough FP and ER back.  Puddin' went down the hallway through the arch and found a pair of orange-y metal double doors engraved with dozens of screaming faces, which had gemstones as eyes.  Zephyra confirmed that they were non-magical, and Puddin', after ensuring there were no traps, threw a Gizmo'd loop of rope around one of the handles, stylized as the tongues of one of the faces.

She pulled it open, and looked through to see a square, barren room with some scorch marks, pitting, and bits of shattered glass scattered about the floor.  On the far side was an archway leading to a narrow flight of stairs up, and Puddin' could feel a faint breeze coming out of the room.  She opened the other door, and the party moved up to the threshold to take a look, but nobody could see anything out of the ordinary.

The party walked towards the staircase, and as they crossed the mid-point, four living shadows manifested in the corners and charged towards them, reaching out with their arms; most of them missed, but one reached into Lucas' torso and stole some of his life force.  Once she had a moment to think, Zephyra realized that these were Demons from Beyond the Stars, and informed the others that they were vulnerable to normal attacks and that they would be banished after taking only a moderate amount of damage.