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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #45 on: December 27, 2010, 05:49:05 PM »
Sending out my Skype info.
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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #46 on: December 27, 2010, 05:59:53 PM »
I'll play the FBI equiventlent of the Brain stereotype.

A tech head from the Communications Exploitation Section in Operations II of the Counter Terrorism Division. Technical Investigation skills, plenty of Survillence, and plenty of Preparedness.

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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #47 on: December 27, 2010, 06:09:05 PM »
Geez, you really did your homework. I already did a little research on how the CT units in the U.S. work but it couldn't hurt to do a little more. Busy day so I might be hanging out in the insomniac thread while I iron this out late tonight. :D

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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #48 on: December 27, 2010, 06:18:08 PM »
Geez, you really did your homework. I already did a little research on how the CT units in the U.S. work but it couldn't hurt to do a little more. Busy day so I might be hanging out in the insomniac thread while I iron this out late tonight. :D

I'll probably be in that thread too as I finish typing up game notes. I have a little over 2K words right now, probably be close to 4K when finished.
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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2010, 07:19:45 PM »
We're gonna get our part of that info BEFORE the game, right? Cus, homework right at the start of a session and really slow things down.

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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #50 on: December 27, 2010, 07:45:55 PM »
I'm glad I've played Fear Itself (in Trail of Cthulhu form), so if by some lack of time management on my part I don't get to finish the character tonight, it won't take me long to do so right before the game starts.

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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2010, 08:02:07 PM »
We're gonna get our part of that info BEFORE the game, right? Cus, homework right at the start of a session and really slow things down.

You asked for it Tad, so here's almost 800 words of pregame text. Ross is desperately trying to finish ZotW, so if he'll play Dr. Whitworth if he plays tomorrow.

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The team is based in the Chicago offices. The director leads the team into a briefing room. In the briefing room, the director quickly introduces Dr. Andrew Whitworth, a trained psychologist who specializes in combat trauma. The director explains that Dr. Whitworth will be accompanying the team to the location.

The director says, “We have a possible test-run terrorist attack at Mimetic Solutions, a content screening office, in Iowa City today. This is the moment all of you have been training for. We have no idea whether the agent was chemical or biological. Nor do we know the delivery system, but we believe that it may be an aerosol.”

“Furthermore, we’re not sure exactly how the agent causes the…uh…side effects that it does.” The director clears his throat. “It’s best if you see for yourself.”

 The director pulls up security camera footage from the cameras at Mimetic Solutions.

The footage is taken from a stationary camera that shoots a wide angle shot of the cubicle area. You cannot see into the individual cubicles from the shot. The security footage at first shows a normal office work day with people in front of their computers at their cubicles, then in one of the cubicles there is a minor disturbance, a woman runs through the frame frantically trying to dial a cell phone, then within a minute after the entire office erupts in a state of chaos. It’s hard to tell from the footage the director shows to make out details, but it’s obvious that employees are fighting one another, what looks like blood splatters across one of the walls of the cubicle, a woman runs out of a cubicle being chased by a man holding a pair of scissors…

The director stops the footage at this point and says, “This is why we believe this is a terrorist attack.”

He starts the footage back and up and points to a man who calmly walks through the chaos in the office. The footage breaks to another camera. The calm man walks into the frame continuing to walk at a steady pace. The footage breaks to another camera that shows the calm man looking the front doors of the building and calmly walking back through the office building until he disappears behind a wall. Thirty seconds later the security camera footage goes to static and then completely black.

The director looks at the team and says, “We’ve identified the man as Morgan Perry, the office manager of Mimetic Solutions. If anyone knows what caused this incident, we believe that man is it.”

“There is one other thing  you will want to hear.” The director plays an audio clip.
      
           Two voices are distinctly heard over the audio clip.

           Operator: “9-1-1. Do you have an emergency?”
           Marsha: “I’m at Mimetic Solutions and Tony…oh god…oh god…did you see that?”
           Operator: “Ma’am? What happened? Ma’am?”
           Marsha: “DID YOU SEE THAT?!?”


There is a sound like the cell phone was dropped. There is screaming in the background. Then the audio ends.

The director hesitates for a moment after playing the audio clip. “Two officers responded to the call. Something happened at the site though before the two even got into the building. One of the officers panicked and started shooting into the building before firing at his partner with a gun. His partner fired back, wounding his partner. The partner died, however, of an apparent heart attack on the way to the hospital. The autopsy won’t be available until tomorrow. 

“Unfortunately, we don’t have until tomorrow.”

The director tells them that the building has been quarantined and that there is a ring of local police being assisted by the FBI and ATF that surround the building, although no one has appeared to come out of the building. Further, the officers surrounding the building have been instructed not to enter until the team arrives. The partner of the dead responding police officer is in custody if the team wants to debrief him in person. Also, a secretary that was on her lunch break at the time of the attack is in custody. Finally, the team has access to all the security footage from Mimetic Solutions for the hour leading up to the incident, if they want to examine it all while in transit.

“There is a helicopter fueling to take you to Iowa City now. There are people still alive inside the building, both hostile and innocent victims, the more people we can recover the more we will find out about this attack and what caused it. Your mission is to get in, identify the agent, find Perry Morgan, and rescue survivors in that order. You should treat any hostile employees you encounter with extreme prejudice. The more you can learn, the better we can prepare if this happens again.”
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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #52 on: December 27, 2010, 09:31:38 PM »
Holy shit! I love the opening for this game. I so want to play, but a 6pm start time is too early for me.

Sethrick, if you do run a second game, would you consider an 8pm or 8:30pm CST start time? If so, I am in!
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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2010, 09:43:33 PM »
Holy shit! I love the opening for this game. I so want to play, but a 6pm start time is too early for me.

Sethrick, if you do run a second game, would you consider an 8pm or 8:30pm CST start time? If so, I am in!

I can always send you the game notes too, Jon, if you want to run it. It's really being Alpha-tested tomorrow, so the more times it gets run the better.
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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2010, 10:17:35 PM »
Holy shit! I love the opening for this game. I so want to play, but a 6pm start time is too early for me.

Sethrick, if you do run a second game, would you consider an 8pm or 8:30pm CST start time? If so, I am in!

I can always send you the game notes too, Jon, if you want to run it. It's really being Alpha-tested tomorrow, so the more times it gets run the better.

I'd love the notes. It sounds like you're going to run this as a Fear Itself game, versus a CoC game. I would like to try and run it as CoC.

I'm already scheduled to playtest an adventure I just finished writing, but after that I'll see if I can round together another group to play this.
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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #55 on: December 27, 2010, 10:19:22 PM »
I just realized I'd be late getting into the game as well. I'm Pacific Time so I wouldn't be home until 7:30pm Central Time. I was planning to not go to my normal tuesday game to make the event. Since I can't make character creation and I'd be more than half an hour late into the game I'm gonna back out. Sign me up after John on getting the notes because I've got a crew that loved the Gumshoe system when I ran it previously.

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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #56 on: December 27, 2010, 10:27:41 PM »
Tad's out. So, Patrick's in if he can play.
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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #57 on: December 27, 2010, 10:53:08 PM »
That sounds pretty awesome.
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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #58 on: December 27, 2010, 11:49:27 PM »
AWESOME THINGS


Fuck YES we are so doomed. I'm excited.
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Re: Patrick's Going to Run a Skype Game
« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2010, 03:05:48 AM »
F$%& YOU I CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY THIS GAME

Here's what I've got so far, will edit.

Forensics specialist CT guy

EDIT: I used the Esoterroists skill list instead of Fear Itself originally. Trading in points from some of my niche investigation skills for the catch-all "Investigative Procedure", because it covers most of what I had and then some.

Investigation Skills

Investigative Procedure 2
Photography 1
Science 1
Cryptography 1
Reassurance 1
Cop Talk 1
Bullshit Detector 1

General Skills

Health 8
Stability 10
Athletics 8
Filch 3
Fleeing 4
Sense Trouble 4
Infiltration 4
Mechanics 4
Preparedness 4
Shooting 6
Scuffling 4
Shrink 2
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