07OCT12

[20:50] * SuperRude * Anyway, are we gettin IC?
[20:51] * Gerhal * I don't think anybody is ready to get IC at this moment. Am I mistaken?
[20:51] * Gerhal * If you are, I can whip up something.
[20:52] * SuperRude * Random d22 dice result is a 22.
[20:52] * Siren1 * My character is still not complete, but we can do a lil sumpin sumpin of you guys want.
[20:52] * Gerhal * Okay. Get in costume. I will do some place setting.
[20:53] ^ Gerhal is now known as Hydrogen
[20:53] ^ Rivet_ is now known as Talib
[20:53] ^ Siren1 is now known as Ink
[20:53] > Clockwork has joined
[20:54] * Hydrogen * ,srdice 1
[20:54] * Hydrogen * Hmm, what was that syntax.
[20:54] * Hydrogen * ,sr 1
[20:55] * Hydrogen * ,srtest 5
[20:55] * Clockwork * Hydrogen, hits: 2.
[20:55] * Hydrogen * There we go.
[20:55] * Hydrogen * When you do a test, type ,srtest #ofdice
[20:55] * Talib * ,srtest 8
[20:55] * Clockwork * Talib, hits: 3.
[20:58] * Hydrogen * Congratulations! Each of you has received a potential job offer from the USA govt. In order to see that you are properly suited, and to verify that you meet the requirements any one of over five thousand different government positions, you've been invited to a personal interview.
[20:58] * Ink * Oh good.
[20:58] * SuperRude * <rob> *shaves his mullet because that shit is unprofessional, son*
[20:59] * Hydrogen * You have a scheduled appointment at a specifically designated Federal Building in your local city.
[20:59] * Hydrogen * (You guys are not necessarily in the same city)
[21:01] * Hydrogen * To put it in romanticized terms, do you answer the call? To you need the job? Or are you happy doing whatever it is that you do?
[21:02] * SuperRude * <rob> "How much?"
[21:02] * Ink is looking for a change of scenery.
[21:04] * SuperRude * Random d22 dice result is a 12.
[21:04] * SuperRude * Random d22 dice result is a 1.
[21:04] * Hydrogen * Agent on the phone with Mr. Farrer, "Well, it depends. Based on your previous specialization and clearance, you could qualify for a S grade position. That's up to $300k a year."
[21:04] * SuperRude * <rob> *looks at his PDA, grumps a bit*
[21:05] * SuperRude * <rob> "Can you give me a little more clarity on this again? I just want to make sure about this before I sign on the dotted line."
[21:06] * Hydrogen * "That's what the interview is for, Mr. Farrer. We're fairly certain you are the right man for us. But we have to make sure that we're the right fit for you."
[21:07] * Hydrogen * (This is an "interview". You don't have to end up playing the character you are tonight.)
[21:08] * SuperRude * <rob> "Tell me about projected opposition again, then."
[21:10] * Hydrogen * "I'm not at liberty to discuss that over this unsecured line. That's why we've arrange for a holo-conference at the Madison Building."
[21:10] * SuperRude * <rob> "All right, worth checking out at least."
[21:11] * Hydrogen * "Excellent. I think you will find the interview quite exciting."
[21:11] ^ Nacho is now known as Sutherland
[21:11] * Hydrogen * (anyone else have questions before interview?)
[21:12] * Ink * (I'm good.)
[21:14] * Hydrogen * So. Each of you head to your specific building at the appointed time. Each building is a tower of tinted glass, and chrome. It's the style of the times. As you enter, a sprite appears in Augmented Reality to guide you to the holo-conf room. Little lines with arrows pulse on the floor, leading you there like a waypoint system.
[21:16] * Hydrogen * Security at the door gives you the once over, but the scanner does most of the work. No touching. At least that's what the laws are like this decade. They are always waving back and forth depending on who is the final Justice on the Supreme Court that decade.
[21:17] * Hydrogen * Ultimately you enter a long room with a high vaulted ceiling. It contains no furniture. The floor, walls, and ceiling are just strange panels that look like the panels from Aperture Science Facility.
[21:18] * Hydrogen * A digital voice comes in through a speaker over the door, "Hologram engaging in 3... 2... 1..."
[21:20] * Hydrogen * When the panels activate, the room looks like it is suddenly covered in a fuzz that looks and feels like white noise cloud vapors. Soft. Wispy. But digital.
[21:21] * Hydrogen * When the holograms are fully engaged, all of you are standing on the deck of a submarine rocking on the waves off the coast of major city. The air smells like true salt water, and the sky is black as night. It's impossible to tell where you are unless you happen to be a native who knows what the city looks like by night.
[21:23] * Ink looks around.
[21:23] * Hydrogen * There are two figures in addition to your group. One is a rather average looking Eurasian man, and the other is a brutish looking piece of muscle wearing a bodyguard's suit with a red power tie.
[21:24] * Hydrogen * The eurasian man greets you, "Greetings. I'm glad you could make it."
[21:25] * Hydrogen * "My name is Thomas Ichiro, and this is Oscar Keyes."
[21:25] * Sutherland stands at ease.
[21:25] * Talib * "No problem, bro. Good t' meetcha."
[21:25] * Hydrogen * He gestures to the muscle who grins on cue.
[21:26] * SuperRude * <rob> *remains stoically silent*
[21:27] * Ink puts his hands in his pockets.
[21:27] * Hydrogen * Ichiro asks, "So, how would each of you like the chance to explore the world?"
[21:29] * Hydrogen * (open query)
[21:30] * Talib * "I'm up for it. What've you got?"
[21:30] * Hydrogen * (hold on, real estate agent on phone)
[21:31] * Sutherland * "Sounds good."
[21:31] * Ink * (oh good, potty break)
[21:31] * SuperRude * <rob> *squints at Ichiro* "I look like Henry Hudson?"
[21:34] * Hydrogen * Ichiro squints back at Rob, "If I squint really hard, just a little."
[21:34] * SuperRude * <rob> "..."
[21:34] * Talib isn't here alone, being surrounded by a small menagerie of animals. A three-toed sloth hangs onto his back, a fancy rat peeks out of his jacket pocket, and a pair of indistinct mammals - maybe kittens, maybe puppies, maybe guineapigs - gambol around at his feet. They are all, however, blatant constructs - apparently constructed of plastic and metal.
[21:35] * Hydrogen * "Seriously, though, it is an important question. This is a non-standard interview because we're looking for candidates for a non-standard program."
[21:36] * Hydrogen * He continues...
[21:36] * Ink nods.
[21:36] * Sutherland * (nice, talib)
[21:37] * Hydrogen * "We live among the feet of demi-gods we call the Elementals. The post-Singularity AIs we call Hydrogen, Helium, Nitrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, and Neon are the true masters of this world."
[21:38] * SuperRude * http://stonedlizard.com/images/2011/12/07/planes.jpg
[21:38] * Hydrogen * "For the most part, these Elements appear to be okay will allowing Humanity to survive on this planet. But they are not perfect. They are not infallible."
[21:39] * Hydrogen * "They learn about the multi-verse through experimentation, and in the process they have created miracles and atrocities alike. And every once in a while, they do a bad job of cleaning up the mess."
[21:39] * Hydrogen * "I represent an Agency that cleans up that mess."
[21:41] * Hydrogen * Ichiro pauses, and looks to Oscar. "I always forget this part of the speech, where does it go next?"
[21:42] * Hydrogen * Oscar says, "Oh for God's sake you ham. Don't drag me into the act."
[21:42] * Hydrogen * "Yes, right."
[21:43] * Hydrogen * "We're part of Firewall. We were created to identify, hunt down, and destroy forbidden pieces of technology left behind by the Elementals."
[21:44] * Hydrogen * "You're here because you are Resistors. You are, to a degree, protected from the kinds of forbidden technology we seek to destroy."
[21:44] * SuperRude * <rob> "How?"
[21:45] * Hydrogen * (Which part is Rob asking about?)
[21:45] * Talib * "Uh-huh. You already cleared this with the NSA, right? I can't believe they'd be too eager to let you poach me."
[21:46] * Ink looks at Talib. (Oh-hoh, Mr. FancyPants over here, working for Nasa.)
[21:47] * Hydrogen * Ichiro just smiles at Talib. He looks like a Chesire Cat.
[21:48] * SuperRude * (Protection)
[21:48] * Hydrogen * He answers Rob, "No one has the slightest idea how, or why Resistors exist. They just do. And it's a good thing given the sheer variety of technology the Elements and their toys bring to bear."
[21:48] * Sutherland glances over at Talib then back to Ichiro. A slight smile appears on his lips, but it fades.
[21:49] * Hydrogen * "Are you familiar with the Ki-Ra incident in Japan in 2087? The man who was seemingly able to kill anyone at a whim with just their name and their picture?"
[21:49] * Hydrogen * "He claimed to be a champion of justice, killing criminals?"
[21:49] * Talib * (heh)
[21:49] * Talib * "What, that was real?"
[21:50] * SuperRude * <rob> "That guy was a fuckin moron."
[21:50] * SuperRude * <rob> (And thus bill's opinion of an anime was shown)
[21:50] * Ink * (I get it!)
[21:51] * Hydrogen * "Yes, it was. A young law student in Japan found a piece of forbidden multi-versal technology left behind by Nitrogen, and was using it. The device was a LAMP, and it could kill anyone on Earth with nothing but a name and a face."
[21:51] * Ink * "Is that the kinda thing we're supposed to go after?"
[21:51] * Hydrogen * "The only people it could not kill, directly, was people like you."
[21:51] * Ink * (Sounds like a pain....)
[21:52] * Hydrogen * "It is. Not all LAMPs are killing devices, but they are all extremely powerful."
[21:54] * Hydrogen * "To be honest, the killy ones are one of the easier kinds to deal with. Erasers, or worse yet, Sin Eaters are far worse."
[21:55] * Talib blinks. "What the what?"
[21:56] * Hydrogen * "Erasers are what it says on the tin. They can take a person, or an event, and erase it from history. Every digital record of an event is instantly erased. Some of them will even wipe the physical memory of humans who witnessed an event."
[21:56] * Ink * "Ugh."
[21:57] * Hydrogen * "They tend to be one shot devices, and you can detect them by looking at the wake they leave. As for Sin Eaters, you don't have clearance for that until you sign on."
[21:58] * SuperRude * <rob> "This sounds like some serious shit, but okay. Pay is good enough."
[21:59] * Hydrogen * "Indeed. The compensation is good. $300k a year. Good health coverage. Dental and vision plan. Full medical coverage for any and all injuries sustained in the field including full clonal reconstitution."
[21:59] * Ink nods his head in that kind of bobbing motion that birds do when they walk. He stands with his shoulders hunched and hands in pockets.
[22:00] * Hydrogen * "No brain death coverage though. Only God covers that. And maybe the Elementals."
[22:01] * Talib * "That's... yeah, that's a lot of dosh. Though I get most of that already, and nobody's trying to erase me from existance."
[22:02] * Ink looks at Talib out of the corner of his eye.
[22:02] * Hydrogen * "You'll never have an adventure like this anywhere else, Talib. This is one of a kind."
[22:03] * Talib * (man, Dishonored looks awesome.)
[22:03] * Talib * "No. I guess not."
[22:04] * Hydrogen * "If you're lucky, one day I'll tell you about the skin-heads who tried to erase the memory of Hitler."
[22:05] * Sutherland * "Your medical coverage includes special cases I take it?"
[22:05] * SuperRude * (Oh, who has seen Looper?)
[22:05] * Hydrogen * "Yes, including yours Mr. Sutherland."
[22:05] * Hydrogen * (NO SPOILERS)
[22:05] * Talib * (I'm thinking about going to see it later this week)
[22:06] * Hydrogen * "It goes without saying, we deal with serious shit. There are no higher stakes. And there are times when we're the first, and only line of defense because we are the only ones immune to the LAMPs."
[22:06] * Sutherland nods, "I was sure it would."
[22:06] * SuperRude * (This isn't a spoiler, it has to do with the guns they use. I love that they are super functional for what they do and shit for everything else)
[22:06] * SuperRude * (Blunderbuss style shotguns)
[22:07] * SuperRude * <rob> "Immunne, or resistant?"
[22:07] * Hydrogen * "We tend to be immune to the memory or mind altering ones. But the ones that can cause random things to explode can kill us indirectly."
[22:08] * Ink chews the inside of his lip a little. "So, your whole branch is made up of these resistor people?"
[22:08] * SuperRude * <rob> "Well, yeah, that's fuckin EXPLOSIONS."
[22:08] * Talib * "Huh. Weird."
[22:08] * Ink * (I can't wait to see it.)
[22:09] * Hydrogen * "Not entirely. But enough that we can still function when Erasers go off that affect command decisions."
[22:10] * Ink bobs his head up and down.
[22:12] * Hydrogen * "So. Think on it. Now's a good time for questions. This is a secure link."
[22:13] * SuperRude * <rob> "So we're just dealing with messes. I'm not exactly what you call a clean up guy. I tend to be more what you send in as a problem solver, if you need things solved in an explosive manner. So... we're talking about OPFOR. Tell us about that."
[22:14] * Hydrogen * "Ah, yes."
[22:15] * Hydrogen * "We do not have international sanction. Nobody would trust the UN to do what we do. Nobody really trusts us either. We just /do/."
[22:15] * Talib nods.
[22:15] * SuperRude * <rob> "Blue helmets look stupid anyway."
[22:16] * Hydrogen * "If you are captured, we will deny your existence. We make no apologies for the damage we do when trying to nuetralize these weapons either."
[22:16] * Hydrogen * "They are simply that dangerous."
[22:17] * Hydrogen * "Many of them want to keep these LAMPs for themselves. That cannot be allowed."
[22:17] * Hydrogen * "Our own government wants to keep LAMPs for themselves. That cannot be allowed."
[22:18] * Ink bobs his head up and down again. "Sounds like a pain."
[22:18] * SuperRude * <rob> "Blow 'em all the fuck up. Cool."
[22:18] * SuperRude * (I have a feeling rob is going to be Blasto)
[22:18] * Hydrogen * "That said, we prefer not to create a massive PR disaster."
[22:18] * Talib * "But still more a James Bond than a Jack Ryan, sorta thing?"
[22:19] * Hydrogen * "Yes, that is an apt analogy."
[22:21] * Talib * "That... I could do that."
[22:23] * Hydrogen * "Typically, the OPFOR will be organized crime, weapons dealers, enemy governments, or just random innocent who don't know what they've picked up."
[22:23] * Hydrogen * "In the case of innocents, the race is to pick it up before they figure out what they have."
[22:24] * Hydrogen * "But usually they find there way into the blackmarket."
[22:25] * Talib * (has http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/ already been brought up?)
[22:25] * Hydrogen * (Nope)
[22:28] * Ink * (I'm weapons shopping. ^_^)
[22:30] * Sutherland * (Sorry, I have to be passing out. Have an early day and a lot to do tomorrow.)
[22:30] * Hydrogen * (Good night!)
[22:30] ^ Sutherland is now known as Nacht
[22:31] * Nacht * (Have a good night, ya'll)
[22:31] < Nacht has disconnected (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
[22:32] * Hydrogen * (Are we good for tonight?)
[22:32] * Hydrogen * (We start next week!)
[22:33] * Hydrogen * (I expect energy. Pizzaz!)
[22:33] * Talib * (think so)
[22:35] ^ Talib is now known as Rivet_
[22:35] ^ Ink is now known as Sirens
[22:35] ^ Hydrogen is now known as Gerhal
[22:35] ^ Sirens is now known as Siren
[22:35] * Siren * Awesome!
[22:36] * Siren * I'm looking forward to it.
[22:36] * Gerhal * *bows*
[22:36] * Siren * Hey, G. I want to take a Skill in Cigar Knowledge, but I don't think I can put that on Chummer
[22:37] * Gerhal * In knowledges, you should be able to just type it in.
[22:37] * Rivet_ * You can overtype the - that
[22:38] * Siren * Oh okay
[22:38] * Siren * Ahhh
[22:38] * Siren * Thanks
[22:38] * Gerhal * Ink's going to be chummy chummy with all the cigar shops. Cigar based networking.
[22:39] * Siren * Lol. Yup.
[22:39] * Siren * He's got a thing for tobacco. He chews pretty regularly, too.
[22:40] * Siren * But that's just when he can't smoke one.
[22:40] * Gerhal * I suppose it's different when they can just regrow new lungs for you.
[22:41] * Siren * Haha. Yeah. Though it doesn't seem to deter all that many people, regardless.
[22:42] * Rivet_ * Or you can get robot lungs taht can't get cancer
[22:42] * Gerhal * You could get robo-cancer.
[22:42] * Gerhal * hehe
[22:43] * Siren * Ooo.... lol. But wouldn't robot parts have issues with the adept magics?
[22:43] * Rivet_ * http://notalwaysright.com/rated-i-for-immature-part-2/23920
[22:43] * Rivet_ * Yeah. they'd knock your magic rating down a peg
[22:44] * Siren * That's too bad.
[22:45] * Siren * lol
[22:45] * Gerhal * Not Always Right is always good for a laugh.
[22:53] * Siren * I've never heard of it before now.
[22:54] * Rivet_ * It's pretty good. As is the sister blog "Not Always Working".
[22:55] * Siren * I'll have to check em out.
[22:55] * Gerhal * I'm putting in a "backup offer" on a house tomorrow morning.
[22:56] * Gerhal * It sounds like the original buyer for a house might back out.
[22:56] * Rivet_ * cool. Do you like it as much as the others?
[22:56] * Gerhal * If they do, I will explode with joy.
[22:56] * Gerhal * This was the one that "sold" an hour before I saw it.
[22:57] * Siren * Is this the one that you showed me a picture of?
[22:57] * Gerhal * Oh no, this one is better. 10x better.
[22:58] * Rivet_ * awesome
[22:59] * Siren * Ooo! That's exciting!
[22:59] * Gerhal * We were going to give up hope, but my agent spoke with theirs, and they said it was a really good idea to send in the backup offer. That's extremely rare.
[23:00] * SuperRude * oh time for a joke
[23:00] * SuperRude * <superrude> Friday I went to see Looper on a date
[23:00] * SuperRude * <superrude> next friday I go on a date with a different girl
[23:00] * SuperRude * <superrude> She also wants to see Looper
[23:00] * Gerhal * lol
[23:01] * SuperRude * TIME LOOP WITH DATES
[23:01] * Siren * lol
[23:01] * Siren * Well, my brother said it was really good, so hopefully it was worth it.
[23:02] * Siren * And that's awesome, G! Good luck!
[23:02] * SuperRude * It was really good
[23:02] * SuperRude * now I have to see it again ;_;
[23:03] * Gerhal * At least your date didn't make you watch Twilight #2, like mine once did.
[23:03] * SuperRude * <gerhal> And that's when I told her about Khorne, and demonstrated with my chainaxe
[23:06] * Rivet_ * I *said* my religion was very important to me. Blood for the blood god, honey.
[23:06] * Gerhal * That's horrible.
[23:07] * SuperRude * What, Twilight 2? We know.
[23:07] * Siren * lol
[23:09] < Clockwork has left
[23:12] * Siren * Okay, gents. I'm heading off for the night. I'll update my char. and put the new stuff on the yahoo files in the coming week.
[23:12] * Siren * Thanks for all the help!
[23:12] * SuperRude * Have fun
[23:12] * SuperRude * what'd you make?
[23:13] * SuperRude * So what anime are you watchin guys?
[23:13] * Siren * Gunslinger adept, essentially. With some medics.
[23:13] * SuperRude * I'm making heavy weapons guy
[23:14] * Siren * Oh good. I don't need to worry too much about how I'm going to buy a rocket launcher, then.
[23:14] * Rivet_ * heh
[23:14] * SuperRude * I eman
[23:14] * SuperRude * Bill hannings
[23:14] * SuperRude * Guy with machineguns and rocket launchers and longarms
[23:14] * SuperRude * basically comes with the territory
[23:14] * SuperRude * I mean
[23:14] * SuperRude * except for warhammer
[23:15] * SuperRude * because then the machineguns are rocket launchers
[23:15] * SuperRude * two great tastes together
[23:15] * Siren * Super. I'm mostly going to be heavy pistols and shotguns. With some machineguns.
[23:15] * SuperRude * Haha, I'm medium range, you're close in
[23:15] * SuperRude * how about you riv?
[23:15] * Siren * Yeah, I was drueling when I got to the weapons page.
[23:15] * Siren * lol. Drooling*
[23:16] * SuperRude * I got him an axe as my close combat weapon
[23:16] * SuperRude * He's orky
[23:16] * Siren * Me too!
[23:16] * SuperRude * I think my sheet name was Dakkaman
[23:16] * SuperRude * AXES FOR EVERYONE
[23:16] * Siren * haha
[23:16] * Siren * I haven't decided on a full name. All I've got so far is an alias, and I'm not really sure where it came from.
[23:16] * Rivet_ * my guy's a technomancer rigger
[23:17] * Rivet_ * Got just basic handgun skills, but a roving deathbot for field world
[23:17] * Siren * That sounds neat.
[23:18] * Rivet_ * They've got some good guns in the supplemental books. Most of mine came from there, or Arsenal rather than the core book.
[23:18] * Siren * I've just been looking at core. I'm sure looking at Arsenal would ruin me. I'm not sure I know anyone who has it, though.
[23:19] * SuperRude * I just took an Ares Alpha and tricked it out
[23:19] * SuperRude * and a light machinegun
[23:19] * Rivet_ * The whole published weapons list is in Chummer. You just have to go to the options and enable the other sources
[23:19] * Siren * Ahhh
[23:19] * SuperRude * I figure we'll get some flash guns later on
[23:19] * SuperRude * awww SHIT
[23:19] * SuperRude * well why don't we do this together after our first run
[23:19] * SuperRude * NEW GUNS
[23:19] * Siren * lol
[23:20] * Siren * I'm for it.
[23:20] * Siren * Okay, bed time. Night guys!
[23:20] * Rivet_ * night
[23:21] < Siren has disconnected (Quit: Leaving.)
[23:25] * Rivet_ * But in answer to your earlier question - I've not been watching any anime lately. Mostly US cartoons.
[23:30] * SuperRude * Heretic
[23:38] * Rivet_ * a bit
[23:39] * Rivet_ * night-time for me. See you guys later.
[23:39] * SuperRude * goodnight
[23:39] * SuperRude * Wait for retribution
[23:39] * SuperRude * it will come :3

07OCT12

The Quantum Leap Rivet