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Let's Ironman Fallout 2 (5 - Scum and Villainy)

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Jigawatt, May 19, 2011.

  1. Jigawatt Arcane

    Jigawatt
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    Inspired by oldmanpaco's efforts, and those of the fallen in the F2 ironman thread, I have decided to provide for you an account of an ironman run.

    Contents
    1. Kicked Out of the Tribe
    2. Everyone in Klamath Sucks
    3. Down the Rat Hole
    4. Toxic Heaven
    5. Scum and Villainy

    First up, some technical details:
    I am using Killap's unofficial patch, but not the RP content. Patch version is 1.02.27.3
    I will be playing at my native resolution of 1024 x 600, but I'll try to keep fullscreen caps to a minimum
    The difficulty will be normal/normal. I don't think anything harder would be suitable for this char to ironman
    If you need something to listen to while reading this, start here http://www.archive.org/download/AURAL01 ... chives.zip
    The character I've generated is basically supposed to represent myself in SPECIAL form, hence it's "not very good". I guess time will tell in the end

    Also, this is my first ever LP, so don't be too harsh :oops: Have fun
     
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  2. Jigawatt Arcane

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    Kicked Out of the Tribe

    Episode 1: Kicked Out of the Vault Tribe

    [​IMG] The name's Jigawatt. I never was liked much around here - too weak to go out on the hunt, too repulsive to the women to help with the forage. It's no surprise I found myself here; the Temple of Trials my ass. This was a death sentence. Well I'll show them, I'll pass their stupid little test and find the GECK. Then I'll have first pick of the breeding partners and all the 'healing' powder I can smoke! YOU HEAR ME!

    [​IMG] Let's have a look at the vital stats, shall we:

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    [​IMG] I'm going to be quite fragile throughout the game, relying a lot on called shots to get me through tight spots. Place your bets now on how long that's going to last.

    [​IMG] Guess there's nothing for it but to go on in.

    [​IMG] Argh! Giant ants. Won't be going near those if I want to live another day. Luckily in the dim light sneaking around them proves to be relatively simple.

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    [​IMG] Shortly afterwards a locked door to which I don't have the key... but it proves no obstacle to my lock meddling skills.

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    [​IMG] I then find a door with no lever at all, but nearby on some pottery is a small charge of explosives. Just what kind of simpleton are these trials designed for?

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    [​IMG] Further into the tunnels - which feel like they go on forever - I evade more giant ants. Just when it seems I have brushed off the final pair, I see Cameron, the Village Ignoramus, ahead. He took great pleasure in using me as a punching bag during our childhood, and I have the feeling that's exactly what's on his mind now.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] (Yup. Better talk fast) I've got some questions for you first
    [​IMG] What would like to know?
    [​IMG] Why do we have to fight?
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    [​IMG] I see (Sounds like his mind is made up) Give me a minute to prepare.

    [​IMG] Luckily for me Cameron is as dumb as a sack of bricks. Unluckily, whilst he doesn't seem to notice me trying the lock, I can't get the tumblers to budge. But then I notice he has the key swinging freely from his belt

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Thaaaank you

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    [​IMG] Time to grab those clothes and get out of here. Emerging as the successful chosen one ought to finally get me some respect around here.

    [​IMG] Somehow that idiot Feargus has gone and broken the well, again, in the two hours that I've been gone. Oh well, it won't hurt to hone the old fixin' skills one last time before heading out.
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    [​IMG] Lucas and Jordan each offer to give me some combat training, something I could have used a long fucking time ago. Still, it's nice that being Chosen OneĀ® means they have no choice but to offer. :smug:

    [​IMG] I still don't think I'll be engaging in any HtH though. Fuck that
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    [​IMG] Doing the rounds before heading out, Nagor has a favour to ask.
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    [​IMG] Sure, I'll do it.

    [​IMG] Smoke ends up being quite easy to find, and the geckos in the area are non hostile, presumably because I've never stuck one with a spear before.

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    [​IMG] It was good to help out Nagor one last time, one of the few people here who isn't mental. Now to the elder. That ought to be fun.

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    [​IMG] What were you doing - trying to get me killed in the temple!?
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    [​IMG] I've passed the test, of course I'm ready.
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    [​IMG] Is there more you can tell me?
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    [​IMG] Tell me more about the GECK
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    [​IMG] (Bloody useless) Goodbye

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    [​IMG] As I stood over the canyon that separated Arroyo from the rest of the world, I couldn't help but feel it would be the last time I would see her. Nevertheless, I was now beginning to be overcome by the excitement of the possibilities the outside world offered, and began to make my way east across the desert wasteland.

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  3. Gondolin Arcane

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    Agility = 6

    :hmmm:
     
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  4. anus_pounder Arcane

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    :salute: I don't think you'll last.
     
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  5. DarthBehemoth Learned

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    goodluck BRO! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Jigawatt Arcane

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    Everyone in Klamath Sucks

    Episode 2: Everyone in Klamath Sucks

    The only thing of note to happen on the trip across the wastes is a small detour required to avoid some radscorpians.

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    Two cold desert nights later, I have arrived in Klamath

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    [​IMG] What a shithole.

    I'll just find Vic or the GECK and get out of here. There's a notice board showing some work that needs doing around town, but I think I'll just focus on my quest for now.

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    There is also a weaponry manual in a nearby shelf, which could come in handy.

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    I head into the nearest building that has any life in it, and begin to ask around about the GECK.

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    [​IMG] (A quest eh? Perhaps Klamath are in need of a GECK too) Smiley? I haven't seen him. Tell me more.
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    [​IMG] The quest?
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    [​IMG] I'd like to help. I could look for him for you.
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    [​IMG] (That woman in the corner has to related... they look almost identical)

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    [​IMG] Have you ever heard of something called a Garden of Eden Creation Kit?
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    [​IMG] Thanks for nothing (bitch)

    I try to barter for some protective clothing in case I run into trouble looking for Smiley, but she wants all my money, and 5 times more on top. Maybe taking some of those odd jobs won't hurt afterall.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG] My name's Jigawatt. Nice to meet you.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Sure, why not?
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG] I guess I could help you. For a price, of course.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Ok, tell me about it.
    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG] That doesn't sound too bad. I'll do it.
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    I head on down to take a look.

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    [​IMG] Sonuvabtich didn't tell me the place was swarming with geckos. If he can't walk anymore, I hate to think how I'd fare. Maybe next time Bob.

    Exploring the rest of town, I come across a pub where a Mr Sullivan offers to teach me some more about fighting unarmed (but not before taking the piss out of me, of course). I've had more combat training this week than last 22 years combined! The workout leaves me feeling generally more confident as well.

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    [​IMG] Level Up!
    [​IMG] ???
    [​IMG] nothing, nothing *ssshhh*

    Before I can even pause to catch my breath, the bartender is calling for my attention

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    [​IMG] Why do you want to know?
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    [​IMG] I'll tell you where it is for $50, but I want to hear more about your business partners.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Well, I got some more cash and a new place to look if neither Vic or the GECK happen to be in Klamath. Not a bad deal. After disabling the lock in the room to the north I find a couple of pieces of meat jerky, which I'm sure could come in useful.

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    Show Spoiler
    The jerky I found here saves this LP from being terminated early in pretty short order. Funny how it all works out.


    Some other items carelessly left around town include a Cat's Paw magazine, a sledgehammer, some iguana-on-a-stick and a radscorpian tail. I keep the foodstuff and turn the rest into cash. Finally, I see what can only be Vic's house.

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    But nobody's home. Looking through the shelves I find a pack of cards, some alcohol, a radio, a stimpack and a rifle, somewhat like those described in the weapons manual.
    [​IMG]
    Yes. This feels right. Finally a weapon I can call my own. I have half a mind to run back to Arroyo and shove this up Cameron's a.... *ahem*. Hopefully I won't have to use it too often.

    Next door I interogate one of the local whores about Vic's patronage. Jenny seems to think he might be in the Den. Looks like that will be my next stop if the GECK doesn't show up here. Out the front of the whorehouse I get accosted by the village idiot.

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Um, sure. I'll help you guard them.

    And with that Torr leads me to remote pasture with a few grazing brahmin and a whole load of radscorpians.

    [​IMG] Next time: Combat! Will Jigawatt's new rifle serve him well in mortal combat? Or will this be the highest effort:output ratio LP in Codex history? Stay tuned!
     
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  7. Jigawatt Arcane

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    Episode 3: Down the Rat Hole

    Episode 3: Down the Rat Hole

    A particularly brave scorpian approaches me and Torr. Time to give this rifle a run.

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Shit! Missed. Lucky there's only one here to practise my aim on.

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    The scorpian lunges at me and deals some minor damge. Fortunately, my next shot is on target, and the pool of blood forming around the scorpian confirms my first kill.

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Feels good man.

    I edge on over to where Torr says the rest of the bugmen are coming from.

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    There's no way I can take them all by myself. Maybe these two approaching farmers can help.

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    [​IMG] Um, I'm interested I guess.
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    [​IMG] What's that?
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    [​IMG] (If I can't kill those scorpians, may as well do this job instead) Sure, I'll take care of Torr.

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    [​IMG] Actually, I'm here to warn you. I saw some bugmen just on the other side of that rock. As a friend, I'll watch the moo-moos for you, while you run for help.
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    After waiting for Torr to run off, I head back over to the Duntons.

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    [​IMG] I'm here for my cut.
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    Hahaha. Smart Guys 1 - Dumbass 0. Maybe this town isn't so bad after all :smug:

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    Back in town, I can't seem to see Torr anywhere. I wonder if he made it back safely? Heading into the Buckner's to check, Whiskey Bob starts yelling at me.
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    [​IMG] Cry me a river.

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    [​IMG] What happened?
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    [​IMG] (Well that explains that) I think that the Duntons had something to do with the missing brahmin. You shouldn't be to hard on Torr about it.
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    [​IMG] Where do you think he went?
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    [​IMG] Noises?
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    [​IMG] I'll go look for your boy Mrs Buckner. (Might make some cash out of him after all)

    Whilst heading out to a canyon in the west I was confronted by a strange metallic device.

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    Though it seems hostile, it is incredibly slow. Running in, giving it good kick and then moving out of range proves a flawless strategy for dispaching it.

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    [​IMG] C'mon Torr, let's get out of here.

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    [​IMG] Torr just needs a little help from time to time.
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    [​IMG] Well, money is always a nice way of saying thanks.
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    Ka-ching! Well, guess it's time to check the western part of town for clues on the GECK. I head over to an old man who seems to be guarding a barricaded section of the city.

    [​IMG] Ever heard of a Garden of Eden Creation Kit?
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    [​IMG] (Holy shit! Someone who actually knows something) Really? Mind if I have a look behind you there?
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    [​IMG] I want to explore every place I can. There might be a GECK forgotten on a back shelf in there.
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    In an abandoned building to the north I find some protective boots and ammunition.

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    Further in, I start to encounter some large and very agressive rats. They serve merely as target practice for me. Feels like I can take on anything with this rifle.

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    At the end of the buildings is a manhole leading to some sort of underground structure. Having cleared out all the rats, I apply first aid and take a quick rest to heal from their bites.

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    Progressing through the underground caverns, I notice the rats are getting bigger and bigger, until

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    [​IMG] Fucking hell. That thing's taller than me.

    All it takes is one well aimed bullet to the brain to keep me safe though.

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] How's this one taste? [​IMG]

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    The next big fucker jumps me, but I've got what it takes

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    [​IMG] Level 3! *Perk selection is explained in the next post

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    Found some stimpacks and money in a locker...

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    and then some dynamite on a shelf

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    Coming up through a manhole at the end on the caverns I have a look around for anything that seems GECK-like. I hope it's big, I'd feel like a right dickhead if I looked at it but didn't recognise it. Surely, it doesn't seem to be up here. There is however, what appears to be a broken down personal vehicle, from which I take the last pieces of undamaged machinery. Time to head back to town then.

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    On the way back through the caves, I get a glimpse of the biggest, meanest rat bastard you could imagine. Probably best to give it a wide berth. Although...
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    I'd probably be doing a nice favour if I trapped the bugger down here. Time to put that dynamite to good use.
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    I set the charge and run a safe distance away

    [​IMG] The following came to me as a bit of a surprise

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    [​IMG] Oh shit...
    That seemed to do little but annoy the God of Rats. Oh fuck. Is it talking? Jesus Christ

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    The huge rat advances toward me much faster than its size would suggest.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Eat lead motherfucker!

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    I aim for beast's leg in the hope of slowing it down, but miss in the heat of battle. In the meantime he closes the gap, and I fire another shot.

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    Just a glancing blow. Oh god, here it comes

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Oof. Please god let this work

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    Yes! But he's still too close and is able to take another bite before I can get away. Time to put some distance between us.

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Not so tough now, huh?

    It's all the oversized rat can do to hobble towards me, but I have all the time in the world to aim at his head now, and soon emerge victorious.

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    Gotta get back to the surface. Serves me right for going into some rat infested man hole. When I get there, it seems my handywork is already being noticed.

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    [​IMG] Damn straight.

    I crash at the pub to get my strength back, and on the way out purchase some proctective clothing just in case things continue to be so rough on this quest.

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    [​IMG] Now we stylin'

    Just before leaving this hellhole, I notice the Dunton's leaving their house and heading to the pub. Wouldn't hurt to duck in and 'resupply'. I jimmy the lock, and grab just about everything off their shelves.

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    [​IMG] Time to get out of here.

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  8. Jigawatt Arcane

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    Some notes on the above update. Firstly, the perk I took was Quick Pockets, and I know that rubs up a few people the wrong way. Allow me to defend it thusy:

    1. Fuck you. Most people take Gifted for ironman, and that's way worse.
    2. I mostly intend to use it to combine a bit of healing with weapon swapping, which I foresee I will do doing a bit.
    3. I'll make it know in the narrative when I do any mucking about in the inventory during combat, you can be the judge then.

    Next up is the rat king fight. I did not want that to happen. As you can see, the game provides the description "The support looks like could collapse if stressed." leading me to believe that quest could be resolved the same way as the RP. Apparently not. You live and learn.

    And finally, feel free to provide some sort of feedback about length/style/pacing etc. (it should be obvious) I'm no writer, and I don't know if first-person present tense is working for this or not, so comment away.

    I think that's all the self indulging I have for now; next update will probably be mid-next week.
     
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  9. Gondolin Arcane

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    Don't think it was ever implemented.
     
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  10. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    [​IMG]

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    I like the screenshot style. Paco's were fucken huge. Why would anyone complain about Quick Pockts, though? Inventory handling during combat is already whack (open inventory -> right click -> use a hundred stimpacks -> end turn)
     
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  11. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    Quick Pocket IS the best investment you can have in Ironman run. THere's so much things you can do with 2 AP inventory access.

    Take drugs, heal up etc.
     
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  12. ZbojLamignat Educated

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    When you have 10 AG, as you should, it doesn't make that much difference. He, however, took 6 :salute:
     
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  13. Jigawatt Arcane

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    Ha. I thought someone might pick up on that. a) I have some credentials to back that up but why the hell would anyone believe me b) Have to spend those 40 points somewhere.

    If I were being completely honest I might have swapped a point of IN for CH, but afaik CH 3 does absolutely nothing that CH 2 doesn't so not much point there.
     
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  14. BlitzKitchen Self-Ejected Patron

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    Codex 2012
    I like it
     
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  15. Malakal Arcane

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    Fair enough, a non gifted ironman run? Good luck.
     
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  16. Jigawatt Arcane

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    Toxic Heaven

    Episode 4: Toxic Heaven

    I made it to the Toxic Caves without incident, and tracking Smiley to the exact cave he entered is a simple affair. Exploring it, however, seems like it won't be so easy.

    A small gecko approaches, but one bullet to the head is enough to dispose of it.

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    Unfortunately, it seems the noise of the rifle has attracted two golden geckos. This could be a problem.
    [​IMG] Awwww shit.

    I lay out some food as a decoy, hoping to buy enough time to survive.

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    Yes! They're completely ignoring me [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Sorry mate, nothing personal [​IMG]

    That's one out of the fight, but... oh shit, no more jerky!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Owwwweeeeee. That's gonna cost ya [​IMG]

    Ha! After quickly putting a round between the eyes of the first gecko I knocked out I use one of my three stimpacks. I was a bit leery about injecting strange liquids directly into my bloodstream, but in this case the results speak for themselves. My wounds are quickly forgotten that I may press on further into the caves.

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    It's not long before I reach a section of the cave so full of toxic waste that it would be impassable without my protective boots. Seems that fate is smiling on me today. The good luck continues when I come across a locker with a stimpack to replace the one I just consumed.

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    I can see ahead the only way forward is down a ladder, but yet another golden gecko blocks my path. Counting on the fact that it can't work a ladder, I ignore it for now and just make my way quickly down to the next level.

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    A few dead geckos later...
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    I've found my way to what appears to be a military installation of some sort, or... maybe even a vault! Only one of the doors is working without power, and behind it...

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    [​IMG] What are you doing here?
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    [​IMG] (He's on a GECK-O quest... fuck you universe) ... Looks like you were right.
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    [​IMG] Whatever
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    [​IMG] Well, OK. But I don't want you whining for help all the time.

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    Next to Smiley is generator which I am able to repair using some tools I picked up in Klamath. The only way further into the base is via an elevator which requires some sort of electronic key though. Guess I'll have to find more about this place and come back another day. For now it's time to escort Smiley home.

    [​IMG] A funny thing happened on the way back that could've made for a bizarre twist this episode. The rubber boots don't melt after x steps, they have x% chance of melting each step, which for Smiley was his first step in the goo. Fearing he wouldn't make it back alive, I used the steal interface to give him a new pair (and took his 10 golden gecko pelts and some meat jerky) under the assumption that like other NPCs he'd let me steal and plant freely. Only after I closed the dialogue and got 60xp did I release that had the plant/steal failed, he would have turned hostile and potentially killed me, or at the very least screwed me out of 1000xp + $100.
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    We head back to the surface without much incident. Smiley proves to be dreadful in combat against the gecko that remained on the first level, but it least it was him taking the bites and not me.

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    [​IMG] Level 4!

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    Back in Klamath

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    [​IMG] Smiley got lucky this time. You just tell him to be a bit more careful.
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    [​IMG] Well, money is always a nice way of saying thanks.
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    [​IMG] Thanks Miss B. See ya.

    Seems the usefullness of Klamath has run its course. Better check out this Den and see what Vic's up to. I hope it's less unpleasant than this place.

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  17. Jigawatt Arcane

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    Yeah, I know it was kind of a weak update, but the next two are going to be BIG HUGE so I had to cut it somewhere.

    In case you were wondering about the specifics of the meat jerky bait, you can make geckos of any variety waste turns at a rate of 2jerky/gecko/turn, so long as you stand more than 1 hex away from where you drop it. If you're the kind of person who kills the Duntons you should be able to get through the whole toxic caves without a scratch.

    Regarding the conspicuous absence of Sulik: he shits me, and with only 2 CH gotta choose wisely.
     
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  18. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    *files under abandoned*
     
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  19. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    You've still not updated.
     
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  20. Jigawatt Arcane

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    Well hello again.

    The short version is, when you post an LP update, come back in a week to view the comments before starting the next update and see there are none, motivation quickly disappears. I know that seems a bit self-indulgent and prima donna-ish but that's the way it is man - comments are LP fuel.

    With that out of the way, I might think of picking this up again. I was hanging out for RK47's take on F2 but I guess that's not confirmed yet (hopefully he still we go ahead though wink wink nudge nudge). So update soon! Maybe! Spare time is limited at present but you've convinced me.
     
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  21. anus_pounder Arcane

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    :thumbsup: :salute:
     
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  22. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    Comments are indeed LP fuel, but here is what I discovered in the only full LP I did.

    There will be infrequent comments during the LP, but after the end, comments shoot up. That's because some people prefer to read LPs in one go or because they reserve an judgment until it is ended.

    So I thought two or three people were reading that LP, but it later turned out that maybe a close to a dozen or so followed it from start to finish. Which is the average for any LP, I guess.
     
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  23. Black Arcane

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    inb4 some unlucky crit gets you.
     
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