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Old 02-02-2024, 10:44 AM   #811
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Royal: "That's an option, but we're leaning away from it. Or making it just a part of it. Though a lot depends on if you can provide us with a solid weapon."
Well, that's good I guess. I really rather not kill someone.

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Julian comes back to the tank with the screamers. They are still quite agitated. Florence is there, with a bag of medical supplies.

Florence: "Royal wants you to try out the astropic attack you thought you could do on the screamers. I'm here in case they fight back and you need to be revived or moved."
"Unfortunate there's no time for a bunch of sensors."

I try the attack.
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Attack Roll (For real this time)
3d6
3 + 4 + 2 = 9
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Old 02-05-2024, 10:00 AM   #812
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Julian sends out the attack at the three glaring screamers. Two of them suddenly droop and stop moving. The third, on the right, opens its hideous mouth and Julian hears a scream in his mind, building, overwhelming his brain... and he passes out.



When he comes to, He's in a different room, Florence is over him, and he has an IV in his arm.



Florence: "What did it feel like? Your experiment effected two-thirds of the subjects, and the non-effected subject attacked back. Wish I had sensors hooked up. But you did it. I'm thinking its the <long string of intelligible words>, but I'd need more data."


His head is pounding, just like last time. Maybe worse than last time.
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Old 02-05-2024, 03:36 PM   #813
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Florence: "What did it feel like?"
"Like hell. Worse than when I nearly drowned. Worse than being kicked in the stomach. Worse than my soles being beaten. Worse than the water..."
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"Your experiment effected two-thirds of the subjects, and the non-effected subject attacked back."
My head's pounding. I'm in no mood for dealing with Florence. "No ****, Sherlock."
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"Wish I had sensors hooked up. But you did it. I'm thinking its the <long string of intelligible words>, but I'd need more data."
Her rambling and this headache is like listening banging pots and pans during a hangover. "Yeah well I need to hear myself think. So how about, a month after that we can talk about it."
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Old 02-06-2024, 09:40 AM   #814
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He can hear florence talking to Royal: "I can treat his pain, but the most effective drugs have side effects that could impair his ability in crisis."


Royal: "Rook! Julian! You hear me? What do you need in order to do that again? In combat, or against just one of them?"
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Old 02-06-2024, 09:47 AM   #815
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He can hear florence talking to Royal: "I can treat his pain, but the most effective drugs have side effects that could impair his ability in crisis."
Well those sound just wonderful right now!

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Royal: "Rook! Julian! You hear me?"
"I can. You're plenty loud enough already!"
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"What do you need in order to do that again?"
"Need? I don't need anything but a better reason than 'let's see what happens with three screamers'. I know what happens now; I don't get them all and then they counter-attack."
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Well those sound just wonderful right now!
This side effects?


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"Need? I don't need anything but a better reason than 'let's see what happens with three screamers'. I know what happens now; I don't get them all and then they counter-attack."
Royal: "We NEED to know if you can attack other astropics. If you can disable them, it buys us the time and discretion to get off of this station. And do it without bloodshed"


"What do you need to be ready for that fight?"
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Old 02-07-2024, 11:08 AM   #817
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This side effects?
Intense pain relief.
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Royal: "We NEED to know if you can attack other astropics. If you can disable them, it buys us the time and discretion to get off of this station. And do it without bloodshed"
"Yeah, well, don't we already know that? We got two knocked out screamers and and one right mad one. If I didn't attack, why would they be knocked out? Why would I be attacked?"
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"What do you need to be ready for that fight?"
Not sure how to judge Julian's current predicament in game terms but...

"I'll take the strongest pain relief you won't think compromise me, and someone nearby to get me out of there if I collapse. I'm sure I could run if I stay alert but that seeker... I dunno what it could do."
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Intense pain relief.


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"Yeah, well, don't we already know that? We got two knocked out screamers and and one right mad one. If I didn't attack, why would they be knocked out? Why would I be attacked?"
Royal: "You have no worries about doing it again? can you do it without anyone noticing what you're doing?"*


*Note: I'm assuming you've been screwing up your face in concentration


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Not sure how to judge Julian's current predicament in game terms but...
That's a great question. Lets call it severe pain (-4 to DX and IQ).


I've never actually played with the space, but its interesting. Biotech has Asperin, acetameinophen, Narcotics, Analgine, and Panaway.


Narcotics and Analgine are actually useless for reducing the overall penalities to severe pain: they halve existing ones but give euphoria (-3 to DX and IQ) or Drowsiness (-2 to DX and IQ). Which is... interesting.


The others just reduce the pain penalty by up to -2... but Julian's already on them.



Ultra-tech has Alagine-Beta, which gives you numb (hamfisted on a bunch of stuff and some other stuff) in exchange for ignoring pain completely.



Someone could have a lot of fun building alternate sci-fi drug technology, it feels like its underserved in gurps.


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"I'll take the strongest pain relief you won't think compromise me, and someone nearby to get me out of there if I collapse. I'm sure I could run if I stay alert but that seeker... I dunno what it could do."
Royal: "Acknowledged. give him enough to be functional. I can get you an escort."


Florence asks him to sit in a chair and hold still while she gives an injection. The pain leaves Julian's head, and sensation leaves his body. Its like everything is numb.
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Old 02-08-2024, 09:46 AM   #819
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Royal: "You have no worries about doing it again?
I hate to admit it, but she makes a good point here. "Well..."

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can you do it without anyone noticing what you're doing?"*
"You've seen me do it, Florence. How noticeable is it?"

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*Note: I'm assuming you've been screwing up your face in concentration
I assume she says something to that effect...

"Still sounds like it be overlooked in a crowded area."

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That's a great question. Lets call it severe pain (-4 to DX and IQ).

Narcotics and Analgine are actually useless for reducing the overall penalities to severe pain: they halve existing ones but give euphoria (-3 to DX and IQ) or Drowsiness (-2 to DX and IQ). Which is... interesting.
Seems very much like an RP decision.

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Royal: "Acknowledged. give him enough to be functional. I can get you an escort."

Florence asks him to sit in a chair and hold still while she gives an injection. The pain leaves Julian's head, and sensation leaves his body. Its like everything is numb.
A couple minutes later I ask, "Are you done?" The needle's been out for some time.

I reach for a glass of water; my grasp is too light, and it spills. It's like when my arm was asleep, except for my whole body.

I bite my finger nails in nervousness. Can I even walk now? I realize I'm not biting finger nails, but my fingers. I carefully withdraw my fingers from my mouth. I might be biting too hard.

I get out of bed, and head towards. "Well, might as well try screaming at those screamers again. At least it won't hurt this time."
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"You've seen me do it, Florence. How noticeable is it?"
Florence: "You had clenched teeth, fixed eyes, and altered breath, aligned with your target. Its quite noticeable"
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"Still sounds like it be overlooked in a crowded area."
Florence: "The first time, probably. Once they're looking around, I wouldn't count on it."

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Seems very much like an RP decision.
Quite. I'd rather be drowsy or euphoric than in pain!

for morphine, it actually adds to statements like "Don't give me the painkillers, I want to be lucid for this" since for severe or moderate pain its a net increase in penalties.


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A couple minutes later I ask, "Are you done?" The needle's been out for some time.

I reach for a glass of water; my grasp is too light, and it spills. It's like when my arm was asleep, except for my whole body.

I bite my finger nails in nervousness. Can I even walk now? I realize I'm not biting finger nails, but my fingers. I carefully withdraw my fingers from my mouth. I might be biting too hard.

I get out of bed, and head towards. "Well, might as well try screaming at those screamers again. At least it won't hurt this time."
Florence: "I'm done. Lets see, I'm supposed to have an advocate brief you on how to handle the side effects... Here's the training."


She slides a presentation on how to handle the numbness over.



Florence: "Since you can't feel them, can I stick some sensors on you while you read that?"


Royal: "We may wish to screen you from the screamer. we don't want it to attack before you do. Only one is conscious now."


Florence has a big stand-up fabric screen they've but in front of the aquarium
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