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Unread postPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 9:55 pm
  

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Comment: It's a Gundam! *Boom!* ~ Every enemy soldier ever.
Sunday last week I was doing a campaign in the three galaxies and had the group run into the mechanoids on a planet (That I made up!) named tomicron omega 4, a large desert planet in a backwater solarsystem (Kinda like Dune only the world has water) anyway they trace a distress signal and go to see what's up, but suddenly they get shot down by a powerful Plasma blast. they crash land on the planet and find the remains of a mechinoid battleship (The Characters were clueless about the origin).

That's the situation, here's the funny part, as soon as they check the ship instead of being discreet about the search they make all sorts of noise and ruckus by shooting down doors and using the vehicals that survived the crash, basically stirring the hornets nest. since then they were trying to escape while fighting these crazy, maniacle, suicidal robots.

Today they came out of this hiding place in what's left of the midsection, instead of trying to sneak arournd they decide to get on thier hovercyles and cruise at top speed, thier reason is that if they move fast they won't be caught (tsk hYeah Right!). they were seen and were then chased down by about near one hundred wasps and six runner hover pods, who were all shooting at them, I was getting bad rolls so the volleys of beams were missing and the players were getting cocky, that is until they ran into a deadend. They were surrounded by all the wasps and were ready to fire, but then one of the players suggests that they all fire thier mini-missiles on thier hovercycles and hope the blast radiuses will destroy them all (Which it wouldn't) but in a stroke of luck, there is so much destruction that the structure of the area fell apart and destroyed everybody in the area within the rubble. but heres the lucky part one of the charecters has the ability to teleport things, so because there was a low chance of surviving I had him roll a percentile (01-20 %) to see if he could get everybody in the teleport, another to see if they teleport at all, both times he got 5% and got out. There is alot I left out cause it would be longer, but they kept getting high rolls like 14 through 20 and I think to myself "How could such reckless characters (Or players in this case) Survive this situation, they should be dead!"

anyway, I doubt any one would reply to this post so just enjoy it, thanks.[/b]

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Unread postPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 12:59 pm
  

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sometimes players just get lucky.
The wasps could have gone suicidal and decided to go simultaneous and shot at the players while the wasps themselves were being shot at.

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Unread postPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 7:11 am
  

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Comment: It's a Gundam! *Boom!* ~ Every enemy soldier ever.
Yes, it is that type of survival (now that you mention it :oops: ) what's really surprising is that the players knew better then to mess with a large amount of enemies, But you know how players play good one session and then the next session is like a remake of scary movie.

Yeah the could've gone suicidal but since the planet was so far out, (and unknown to the players that the Mechanoids have been in sleeper mode, upto when thier ship was detected) They were trying to capture the players for interogation, then the usual torture and expairimentation while taking the players ships working Star Drive. You can probably guess what they were going to do at this point. players get lucky but there is a differance between normal couple times luck and Vash the Stampede Dumb luck.

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The dumb and lucky only have to have so much dumb luck before they get labeled as geniuses. And I think that applies to this situation quite comically. This whole scenario is something I'd expect to see watching an episode of Irresponsible Captain Tyler! :lol:

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The dumb and lucky only have to have so much dumb luck before they get labeled as geniuses. And I think that applies to this situation quite comically. This whole scenario is something I'd expect to see watching an episode of Irresponsible Captain Tyler! :lol:


yea, I was disapointed they DIDN'Thave an episode like this, I was sort of expecting one on the ground.

yet there IS something to be said for just "happening" to destroy a fleet with one ship. . . :D

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Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:29 pm
  

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The simplistic answer is that as long as the group had fun, it doesn't matter how improbable an event is.

A small group of heroes surviving a small swarm of mechanoids (small in mechanoid terms) may break the suspension of disbelief, yet the group ultimatly survived because it was more entertaining for that evening for the group to survive.

A barrage of fire from hundreds of mechanoids would likely leave a carpet of destruction that wouldn't allow enough body space to attempt dodging in a traditional sense, yet what fun is that? Depends on the group and their expectations. Most groups like to overcome severe odds while doing it in a way that doesn't break the suspension of disbelief too much, or feel as if there was no challange at all.

In short, what happened wasn't wrong, though it's worthy of a Baron Maunchousen tale.


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Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:47 pm
  

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Misfit KotLD wrote:
Reverse Darwinism. Survival of the dumbest. :twisted:


Actually, I'm thinking more along the lines of the motto of the SAS...

Who dares, wins

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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:34 am
  

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GundamChief wrote:
these crazy, maniacle, suicidal robots.[/b]


I would think the Mechanoids are more "genocidal" than suicidal. They leave that part up to their robot legions. :lol:


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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:49 am
  

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ALthough it would seem that they should have been blasted to atoms, the werent. Maybe it can be a theme that they are destined to do or die some other way. Maybe now the characters will get cocky when it comes to fighting the mechanoids and make dumb decisions when the odds arent so extreme. Perhaps a player or twos deaths will result, or maybe just an embarasing withdrawl will happen. As others have said luck will not always be with them, maybe failing them at the most extreme times. Just have fun and roll with it (no pun intended).

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