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Old February 5th, 2014, 05:28 AM
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If you want a ship's locker, put some cash in the fund, and any reasonable basic gear (not weapons) gets taken from it until the fund is gone.
While I like that concept for private adventurers (consider it borrowed for future games!), it feels a bit odd for a government mission - especially for my character, as soldier on assignment. He has to contribute out of his personal funds for basic gear?

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As for a shotgun with slug - I don't quite think so. It would be slower, broader, and probably not penetrate as well, and may even be less energy on the round to boot.
Agreed. I was just speculating.

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As I said before, I'm not working out slug for a shotgun.
Sorry, I guess I missed where this was previously discussed.

Since the question about hand-loading our own ammo was not addressed, I assume we will not be allowed to do that?

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The Elephant gun is, per the rules, about a .60 cal rifle.
And Carson will go out looking for one to buy, as soon as lunch is finished.
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Old February 5th, 2014, 07:12 AM
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By the way, Dr. X is an old friend of mine; he's been in my FTF groups.

As for the ship - the ship itself is McBean's, not the Gov'ts.

If you want specific gear, the OS won't know unless SOMEONE asks. (And McPhee is modeled after the clueless engineer stereotype. He knows his tools, but don't count on him to actually THINK... (And his pips haven't even had time to tarnish!)

I am assuming, since it's rigged for sail, it's got a several hundred yards of essential rope, and about 150' of replacement. There's going to be gun spares.

As for what's on venus:
At present, 3 known colonies: Germany's, England's, and Italy's. Not a whole lot of civilian presence, and most of the UK thinks it's all lizardmen and dinos. The unfortunate side effect is that those who think they know dismiss that as propaganda, while those in the actual know realize that the colonies make Seattle (at this point, a frontier port town of about 3000) look tame and cosmopolitan. (Seattle is hitting a boom - in 1888-1890, it gains about 1000 people a month...)

The British colony is maybe seattle sized ... one town: Fort Collingswood.
the list of British Places on Venus:
Fort Collingswood. The reference.
Miraton 450 miles west
St Michael 400 miles south or Miraton, 600 SW of FtC.
Sherwoodton 300 miles east of St. Michael, 600 SSW of FtC
Alberta 500 miles ESE of Ft. C.
??? 700 mi NNW of FtC
Fort St. George 400 miles due north of ???
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And Carson will go out looking for one to buy, as soon as lunch is finished.
McBean will accompany him and also buy one, aalng with ammo for it, s it can be handy for long range, keeping the shotgun for short range...

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As for the ship - the ship itself is McBean's, not the Gov'ts.
McBean also spends Ł 50 in general supplies for it...
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And, just a complication, the pay is for COMPLETED topo maps, not raw photos alone. Pay halved if the maps are not done.
Do we have anyone on board with Survey skill? I thought you said WT (Maps) was not good enough for doing this?
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McPhee looks to Charley.

"Color Davis is full-a-porky-pies, and I don't know he's actually sending us our Party Rocks Harts." snaps out Charley, while filing the daily reports.

McPhee, in an apparent attempt to not look like he's clueless as to what the cockney Lance Sjt is trying to say, utters. "Very Well, Lance Sjt. That, and if you can wiggle it, a hogshead of metal scraps.


I am afraid that I am as clueless as Lt McPhee as to the meaning of what C.C.C. just said. Color Davis? Full-a-porky-pies? Party Rocks Harts???

Would my character know this slang (or accent) after 10 years in the Army? Or do I need to send him back upstairs to ask C.C.C. what was meant?

And I know that a hogshead is a rather large barrel - would these be just random metal scraps?
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I am afraid that I am as clueless as Lt McPhee as to the meaning of what C.C.C. just said. Color Davis? Full-a-porky-pies? Party Rocks Harts???

Would my character know this slang (or accent) after 10 years in the Army? Or do I need to send him back upstairs to ask C.C.C. what was meant?

And I know that a hogshead is a rather large barrel - would these be just random metal scraps?
Colour is the mode of address/reference for a Colour Sarjeant, the senior non-warrant NCO grade in the Royal Army.

porky-pies is historic Cockney Rhyming Slang. Make an English roll at TN 4- (Native is always full Charisma)

And yes, McPhee has Survey. He'll teach it to any PC who wants. And there will be XP at conclusion of chapter, so you'll have at least two tries if you try to learn it. And I said Cartography will have lower TN's, not that it's totally useless, for the kind of specialty gear in use.
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porky-pies is historic Cockney Rhyming Slang.
I thought you generally dropped the part that rhymed, like 'apples' for 'stairs' and 'trouble' for 'wife'? I've both heard and read examples where it was just 'porkies', but it's the first time I've seen it spelled out in full.


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porky-pies is historic Cockney Rhyming Slang. Make an English roll at TN 4- (Native is always full Charisma)
OK, just so I'm clear on this: translating that into game mechanics, I roll 2d6, hoping that one of them comes up 4-?

Will success also translate the Party Rocks Harts, or is this just for the porky-pies?
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OK, just on the chance that is what I need to do, here are two d6 rolls:

(1d6)[4]

(1d6)[1]

BTW, in future, do you prefer rolls be made in the IC or OOC thread?



EDIT: OK, so both rolls are 4-, is that two successes? What does that mean in terms of results?


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OK, just so I'm clear on this: translating that into game mechanics, I roll 2d6, hoping that one of them comes up 4-?

Will success also translate the Party Rocks Harts, or is this just for the porky-pies?
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OK, just on the chance that is what I need to do, here are two d6 rolls:

[roll0]

[roll1]

BTW, in future, do you prefer rolls be made in the IC or OOC thread?



EDIT: OK, so both rolls are 4-, is that two successes? What does that mean in terms of results?


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