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[00:00:00] – Intro Music
[00:00:18] – Nick
[guitar background music] Hi everyone and welcome to Tabletop Squadron. A Star Wars Edge of the Empire actual play podcast. I’m Nick your gamemaster. Every other Thursday our story follows a thief, a bounty hunter, a fringer, and a slicer as they explore the galaxy helping a mysterious benefactor and each other. Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy. But before we get to the episode I have a quick note from Laura about some exciting developments.
[00:00:45] – Laura
Hello squadron this Laura here letting you know that we have some cool new artwork but we will only release it when we hit 10 iTunes reviews. Yes. We are holding our own artwork hostage. So please head over to iTunes and leave us a review, every review helps new people find us. So… leave us a 5 star review.
[00:01:17] – Nick
Hi everyone and welcome to Tabletop Squadron episode 2. I’m here today with everybody let’s go around the table, introduce yourselves and say who you play.
[00:01:26] – Cameron
Hello I’m Cameron and I’m playing Karma.
[00:01:29] – Steven
I’m Stephen. I’m playing Sabos. Or if the rolls go well Councilman Sakko
[00:01:33] – Hudson
I’m Hudson and I’m playing Tink
[00:01:36] – Laura
I’m Laura and I’m playing Xianna.
[00:01:38] – Nick
Great. So when we last left off you guys had-
[00:01:41] – Cameron
Who are you?
[00:01:42] – Nick
[00:01:43] – Laura
Who are [Nick: hi] you playing?
[00:01:43] – Steven
What do you do?
[00:01:44] – Nick
I’m- I’m in charge of [Cameron: what do you do here?]. I don’t- What do I do here? I think that’s a fair question. I’m everyone else, that’s- that’s what I do.
[00:01:52] – Nick
So all right so before we get started let’s do the destiny roll
[00:01:55] – Steven
yes let’s [dice sounds]
[00:01:57] – Cameron
two light side
[00:01:59] – Hudson
[00:02:00] – Cameron
aww [snickers] dark side
[00:02:01] – Laura
one dark side [dice sounds]
[00:02:03] – Steven
one light side
[00:02:05] – Cameron
Alright yeah three light side, two dark side.
[00:02:07] – Nick
Great. Not too bad. Yeah. OK. When we last left off you… got a job from a mysterious hologram decided to work together for an exorbitant fee.
[00:02:19] – Nick
Were assaulted by stormtroopers in scary black armor got a ship called the Afternoon Delight, got into space, were attacked by a small star destroyer and made a jump to light speed with three failures.
[00:02:39] – Laura
I’m sure it’ll be fine-
[00:02:39] – Cameron
[overlapping Laura] and one advantage
[00:02:41] – Nick
and one advantage
[00:02:43] – Laura
[00:02:43] – Hudson
we got [Cameron: an important-] that advantage [Cameron: -destinction] its- thats- that’s some blue dice we will need.
[00:02:49] – Nick
Yeah [Cameron laughing] All right so let’s get started. The camera starts at the back of the cockpit. It’s like that classic Millennium Falcon shot. So it’s looking over the shoulders. Who all is in the cockpit right now? You’ve been in space for like 12 hours at this point so you’ve had time to move around.
[00:03:06] – Laura
Xianna is sleeping.
[00:03:07] – Cameron
I’m in the cockpit and I have my feet up on the dash.
[00:03:10] – Steven
I, Sabos, am in the cockpit.
[00:03:12] – Hudson
I’m rolling my chance cube over and over again and taking down statistics [Cameron laughing]
[00:03:16] – Nick
In the cockpit or somewhere else on the ship.
[00:03:17] – Hudson
[overlapping Nick] Somewhere else on the ship.
[00:03:18] – Nick
- Are you doing it on the zero g relaxation bed?
[00:03:22] – Hudson
Yeah. Or actually is there a velvet couch or chair?
[00:03:25] – Nick
Oh absolutely. They’re all over [Hudson: I’m on-] the place [Hudson:I’m on one of them]
[00:03:26] – Laura
I’m assuming everything is velvet.
[00:03:29] – Nick
Yeah. Like that crushed [Hudson: everyone-] red velvet.
[00:03:30] – Hudson
Everyone’s [Laura: yeahh] been- been like picturing purple too, right?
[00:03:33] – Nick
No it’s red [Cameron: it’s red!]
[00:03:34] – Hudson
Oh, red.. velvet
[00:03:34] – Cameron
Like a dark movie theater red.
[00:03:36] – Hudson
[00:03:36] – Nick
You can [Laura: yeah] your- your quarters can be purple.
[00:03:39] – Hudson
[00:03:40] – Nick
It’s the purple room.
[00:03:41] – Hudson
I like to be different. Yeah. Ok purple room.
[00:03:43] – Nick
So your quarters let’s just talk about Tink’s quarters for a second. It’s an extra large bed that’s like sunk into a compartment on the wall. It’s a water bed mattress. The floor is all purple shag carpeting. The walls have that movie theater like it looks soft and you touch it and it’s kind of not, wallpaper but it’s carpet-y stuff and you’re sitting in a purple velvet couch over a gold and glass coffee table rolling your chance cube taking down statistics.
[00:04:15] – Hudson
Laura had a visceral reaction to you saying purple shag carpet [group laughter] no one actually see that.
[00:04:21] – Laura
I [Cameron- hard to hear chatter] mean it’s glorious
[00:04:24] – Hudson
[00:04:24] – Laura
[00:04:26] – Hudson
[00:04:26] – Nick
Tink likes it, it reminds him of home.
[00:04:28] – Hudson
[00:04:28] – Laura
ya know- I imagine-
[00:04:29] – Nick
[overlapping Laura] the planet of Gigoran by the way, just purple shag, the whole thing.
[00:04:34] – Laura
Purple shag everywhere
[00:04:35] – Nick
Which is a bummer because their fur shows up on it like really obviously
[00:04:39] – Laura
And it’s really hard to vacuum because of it.
[00:04:41] – Nick
Yeah. So you’re doing that. So the camera is just looking over Karma with her boots on the dash placed ever so carefully amongst all the buttons and dials and controls sticks that are on this.
[00:04:53] – Cameron
[00:04:53] – Nick
There is a big red button that says Do not touch and your- you’ve got your boot- the heel of it kind of wiggling back and forth while you’re humming to yourself and every time it gets really really close to this big red button. Sabos, have you noticed that?
[00:05:08] – Steven
I’m sure I know where I’m going.
[00:05:10] – Nick
[00:05:10] – Cameron
He’s not [Steven laughs] in the cockpit.
[00:05:10] – Nick
He said said he was-
[00:05:12] – Steven
[overlapping Nick] oh I’m in the cockpit. [Cameron: oh you are?] I’m very intently staring out the window because I definitely know where I’m going.
[00:05:16] – Nick
Okay. [Cameron: You realize-] so you’re very focused on that.
[00:05:19] – Steven
[00:05:19] – Cameron
You realize you don’t have to drive while it’s in hyperspace right?
[00:05:22] – Steven
[overlapping Cameron] I am sure I know where I’m going.
[00:05:24] – Nick
He’s looking [Cameron: cool, well-] for landmarks. [Steven laughs]
[00:05:26] – Cameron
The ship at this point is kind of doing it itself so.
[00:05:28] – Steven
[00:05:31] – Cameron
Alright, good talk.
[00:05:32] – Steven
[00:05:32] – Cameron
ooh- during this time at some point I took out the data stick that I stole off the curly haired woman who attacked me and plugged into my -umm- data pad.
[00:05:44] – Nick
So I can [Nick: OoOoh] see what information was on it.
[00:05:46] – Nick
OK what information-
[00:05:47] – Cameron
‘Cause it can’t be tracked while I’m in hyperspace.
[00:05:49] – Nick
Oh yeah that’s true. Okay so from the data stick you learn that the bounty hunter that you tangled with on your way to this mission’s name was Bettany Boatthrower and that she is Corellian and she’s from Coronet originally and so there’s a lot of personal data on there, bounties that she’s taken in. She has one message from the bartender that you met, Jerfrederick Douglass, and he’s basically-
[00:06:15] – Cameron
[overlapping Nick] yeah, my friend Freddy.
[00:06:15] – Nick
And your friend Freddy and he’s basically inviting her to the bar on that day for something unrelated and she happened to be there and then it’s… a lot of like business emails. Basically she’s a member of a like bounty hunting tip network. So her sending stuff out to get points and her spending points to get info on stuff. So that’s mostly what’s on there. Was there anything particular you were hoping for?
[00:06:40] – Cameron
I was mostly trying to figure out who she was.
[00:06:43] – Nick
[00:06:44] – Cameron
Because I did not recognize her.
[00:06:45] – Nick
Yeah she’s pretty small time. And you don’t go to Corellia’s very often so if it’s someone who specializes in Corellia you probably wouldn’t know them. Oh- there’s a letter in there from someone that just says like Nana. And it says “I hope you enjoy the new blaster we saved up such a long time to get it for you”.
[00:07:04] – Cameron
Alright. Also at this point I don’t know that Tink rescued her.
Yeah. That hasn’t come up-
[00:07:09] – Cameron
[overlapping Nick] and left her so… I feel a little bit better about having left her blaster where she can easily find it,.
[00:07:14] – Nick
-mhhmm- at the bottom of the canal?
[00:07:17] – Cameron
-Uhh- that she pushed me into. Yes.
[00:07:18] – Nick
[00:07:19] – Cameron
She didn’t want it getting wet. She shouldn’t’ve pushed me into the canal.
[00:07:23] – Nick
So your flipping through this data stick getting information. Sabos is desperately looking for some sort of landmark in hyperspace that will-
[00:07:32] – Steven
[overlapping Nick] I’m seeing all of them too. [group laughter]
[00:07:35] – Nick
“Oh yeah I recognize that star“.
[00:07:36] – Laura
I don’t think he knows how hyperspace works.
[00:07:38] – Steven
Every landmark. [group laughter]
[00:07:39] – Hudson
Is he convincing himself or no [Steven: noo] one around him?
[00:07:44] – Steven
Yes. [Steven laughs]
[00:07:46] – Nick
And Tink is doing statistics research and -uh- Xianna is sleeping?
[00:07:52] – Laura
Yes she definitely picked a waterbed and-
[00:07:55] – Nick
-mhmm- well they’re all waterbeds.
[00:07:56] – Laura
Well they’re all waterbeds. But she made sure she picked a round one that will rotate [Nick: hmm] and I’m sure that there are gold pillows on it and if there aren’t mirrors on the ceiling I am leaving.
[00:08:09] – Nick
Yeah, no, there’s mirrors -uh-
[00:08:10] – Laura
Yeah there’s mirrors on the ceiling, probably like half the stuff in her pockets are just like thrown about the room. [Nick: Alright] right now, like already, like the weird mask in the box is sitting on a shelf though. She put that on the shelf. [Cameron: The decanter’s on the bedside table-] -uhh- and the Twi’lek totems are on the shelf. The decanter is already empty on the floor. The stopper’s gone… somewhere. Like, her scanner goggles are thrown on the floor and she’s probably like half in the bed? And like… at least one foot is hanging out of the bed.
[00:08:42] – Nick
Okay so I’m picturing her sprawled on her back unconscious one leg kind of dangling. There is a disco ball hanging from the ceiling [Laura: oh definitely] that’s spinning. There’s like-
[00:08:50] – Laura
[overlapping Nick] And it’s on.
[00:08:51] – Nick
There’s low jizz music playing and the bed is rotating so your foot occasionally will kick like [Laura: yeah] your boots or something on the way around. And then we do a quick flashback to when Xianna first walked into the room. What color scheme do you think the room is? Is it the- the red gold?
[00:09:04] – Laura
[overlapping Nick] I’m imagining the dark red and gold, [Nick: okay] like, just gold everywhere.
[00:09:12] – Nick
So Xianna walks, in the comforter on the bed is red and gold leopard print-
[00:09:16] – Laura
[00:09:17] – Cameron
[00:09:18] – Nick
Loth-leopard [Laura: it’s gotta be-] print I guess? [Laura: uhhhm] Space leopard. whatever
[00:09:21] – Laura
Some sort of space cat.
[00:09:21] – Nick
Yeah, space cat and she walks in and she looks around and she goes and she says outloud “if there aren’t mirrors on the ceiling I am leaving” and-
[00:09:30] – Laura
if zere are not mirrors on ze ceiling I am leaving.
Yeah. And you look up and you see mirrors and you [2 clap spounds] clap to yourself and then the disco ball comes down from the ceiling. [Cameron laughing]
[00:09:41] – Laura
Ooooh [Nick: and the bed starts-] zis is definitely my roooom! and I just like go [6 clap sounds] and I just like keep watching it like go up then go down. Then I leave it down and start throwing stuff everywhere.
[00:09:53] – Nick
Then it flashes back forward, does Xianna snore?
[00:09:57] – Laura
-Ehh- Probably not.
[00:09:58] – Nick
okay, to her just drooling slightly out of the side of her mouth while she’s asleep and-
[00:10:02] – Steven
[overlapping Nick] also you definitely described the low jazz music as low jizz music.
[00:10:05] – Nick
[00:10:07] – Multiple Speakers
[various, overlapping murmers] in Star Wars
[00:10:07] – Steven
oh is it really? [Nick: yeah] [Laura: it’s called jizz] ooh!
[group laughter] [group chatter]
[00:10:12] – Nick
Star Wars, yeah
[00:10:12] – Laura
[overlapping Nick] I mean, we all love some hot jizz.
[00:10:13] – Nick
If, so for anyone who isn’t way too into Star Wars, yeah jazz is called jizz music. Gotta get you some of that hot jizz whenever you’re listening to music in Star Wars
[00:10:24] – Laura
[overlapping Nick] We are gonna- We are gonna earn our explicit rating only by saying jizz 40 times a podcast.
[00:10:32] – Nick
So that’s- that’s what everyone is doing and -uhh- Tink, you and Xianna, Xianna comes awake as they feel the ship drop back into normal space. And -uh- I need a vigilance roll from Sabos right now. right now right now right now.
[00:10:49] – Steven
[00:10:49] – Laura
Xianna tumbles out of the bed and is like oh are we here?
[00:10:55] – Steven
[group chatter] -a hard vigilance roll?
[00:10:55] – Cameron
Can he have a blue die cause I’m copiloting?
[00:10:57] – Nick
Not on the vigilance roll, on the piloting check [Cameron: ok cool]
[00:11:00] – Steven
Is there a difficulty [Cameron: nope] associated?
[00:11:01] – Nick
-uuhh- yeah [Cameron: oh] average. ’cause you did say that you were sitt- yeah that’s good- you did say you were sitting up straight.
[00:11:11] – Cameron
[00:11:12] – Nick
-hmm- Great. Well that’s going to make this trick harder. So you drop out of hyperspace. By your calculations you shouldn’t have yet. You’re about 100 yards from a forest. [Cameron laughing] You are well within [background music plays] this planet’s atmosphere and you overshot a little bit and so you frantically grab the stick and try to pull up and Xianna, even with the inertial dampeners, which is really cool Star Wars thing where you don’t get turned into paste when you turn too hard, you are thrown out of the bed and Tink your chance cube goes bouncing away from you and down [Hudson: noooo] the hallway of the ship. [group laughter]
[00:11:45] – Laura
I take it we are not zere.
[00:11:49] – Steven
-uh- There was a slight miscalculation. Everything is fine up here. You’re good.
[00:11:53] – Cameron
I can see trees [laughter]
[00:11:54] – Nick
and so you desperately [Laura: trees?] need [Cameron: trees!] to pull up so I need a hard pilot check.
[00:11:59] – Steven
It’s a planetary?
[00:12:02] – Nick
No, its still- planetary is -uh- planetary and space are the kind of vehicles you have. You are in a space ship. So it is space and [Steven: wonderful] you have a black die because you did not do well on your vigilance roll.
[00:12:14] – Steven
[whispers] wonderful. Hope this is going to be fine.
[00:12:15] – Cameron
can he have a blue die though
[00:12:17] – Nick
yes, you can have [Cameron: for the piloting check, ’cause I’m copiloting] a blue die because… -uh- probably she has [Cameron: I- I removed-] kicked the stick-
[00:12:24] – Cameron
[overlapping Nick] my feet from the dash very quickly when I saw trees.
[00:12:26] – Steven
Lemme just double check that I don’t have [muffled, hard to hear speech. most likely: anything] to help me out here. [dice sounds]
[00:12:32] – Nick
I’m really excited that Sabos is the pilot. You guys, this is great.
[00:12:36] – Steven
[00:12:37] – Laura
It’ll all be fine. [Dice sounds]
[00:12:38] – Nick
Look at this team. We’re gonna to do great.
[00:12:40] – Steven
[00:12:41] – Cameron
[00:12:42] – Nick
[00:12:42] – Cameron
[00:12:43] – Steven
[00:12:44] – Laura
I mean I see a lot of threats.
[00:12:45] – Cameron
[Overlapping Laura] Hold up. Recalculating.
[00:12:46] – Hudson
[00:12:47] – Nick
You know how I like to spend threats you guys.
[00:12:50] – Laura
I see three.
[00:12:51] – Cameron
Okay so [Nick: yayy][Laura: oh boy] a success, three threats and a triumph.
[00:12:55] – Nick
huh… OK. It is a very Cameron type role. [Cameron: good job Steven] So the success you managed to pull up above the treeline, the triumph that thing that had been knocked loose from the ship snaps back into place. [Steven: Oh yes] -uh- It was a rear stabilizer that was going to make doing things very difficult until you figured that out and a little- I’m assuming Tink is probably jacked into the system diagnostics on his data pad right now. Like that’s what you do when you enter an area is just like connect to every network. [Hudson: yeah] So as that sounds back into place a little diagnostic pop up shows up on your data pattern as you’re like chasing after your chance cube and it’s rolling around in the hallway and it says like “rear stabilizer detached. temporary fix” and it shows you like exactly how to fix it. So all you have to go out there in like is go out there and weld something down and it’s good.
[00:13:45] – Hudson
Remind me to tell you all about a slight issue later.
-uh- So thats’s-
[00:13:50] – Laura
I zink we are having a slight issue right now.
[00:13:53] – Steven
No we are fine.
[00:13:54] – Hudson
[Overlapping Steven] This is not a- This is not a slight issue
[00:13:55] – Nick
So Xianna – Xianna, goes actually- as- with all the acceleration in the sudden change, she’s sliding down the hall and she slides past -uh- Tink with her arms crossed saying that. So that’s fun
[00:14:06] – Cameron
Proud of you Steven.
[00:14:08] – Steven
That was a good roll.
[00:14:08] – Nick
Yeah. Good job. And then the three threats. Hey guys guess what happens if you get three threats in Star Wars.
[00:14:13] – Cameron
You fall down
[00:14:14] – Nick
You fall prone! [dramatic bass noise] It’s my favorite thing ever. So you fall out of the chair.
[00:14:20] – Cameron
The ship falls prone. [dramatic bass noise]
[00:14:23] – Nick
No- not the ship! [Cameron laughing]
[00:14:24] – Laura
The ship falls down.
[00:14:24] – Nick
Sabos falls prone. [dramatic bass noise]
[00:14:27] – Nick
And the ship is actually very nice even if it’s a little tacky. And so as he falls out of the chair it senses no one’s in the pilot’s seat and gives you full control of the ship Karma.
[00:14:36] – Cameron
[00:14:37] – Nick
And with the acceleration to avoid hitting the trees he had to punch it. So as he falls backwards out of his chair he goes sliding off down the hall and into the rest of the ship. So…
[00:14:47] – Cameron
Alright I’ll just hang out in here.
[00:14:49] – Nick
And as you’re flying you get readouts of like local scanning and fauna. There’s some very big animals although you can’t identify what they are. And you see that the planet- well you would have seen from space if you had been in space. [Cameron giggles] But you can gather kind of from what you can see the planet is mostly large forest and there’s a lot of scrub bush and stuff everywhere but it’s mostly pine trees and things like that and not like Douglas fir pine trees it’s like the big tall ones that just have pine needles at the top. And -uh- you also see some lakes like some mega lakes scattered around. So Lake Erie sized give or take you imagine, because it disappears on the horizon. But the way it’s shaped you can see that it’s not an ocean.
[00:15:31] – Steven
As I slide down the hallway and past them I say “Hey guys, I came down here to tell you I think we’re here“. [group laughter]
[00:15:38] – Hudson
[00:15:40] – Nick
And at this point the inertial dampener has caught up and you guys are able to stand up and move freely about the cabin. You made it to the back by the wet bar.
[00:15:48] – Steven
[00:15:49] – Cameron
Karma says over the coms This is why we wear seat belts.
[00:15:53] – Laura
Ze ship ‘as seatbelts?
[00:15:55] – Cameron
Yep I’m wearing mine [Cameron snickers]
[00:15:57] – Laura
Zere were not belt in my bed. I checked.
[00:15:59] – Cameron
That does make sense. I was talking specifically about the pilot flying through the back.
[00:16:03] – Steven
[Overlapping Cameron] The captain’s chair did not have a seatbelt and so-
[00:16:05] – Cameron
It- it totally does! I can see it.
[00:16:08] – Steven
It was not attached.
[00:16:09] – Hudson
Were there [Cameron: well yeah. no duh ] restraints on the bed?
[00:16:12] – Laura
Noo. I checked for those. [group laughter] Zere were none.
[00:16:15] – Hudson
[00:16:16] – Steven
The important thing is we miss the trees. I mean the important thing is we are definitely at the planet.
[00:16:21] – Laura
[00:16:22] – Steven
We’re at a planet. Aren’t we?
[00:16:23] – Cameron
[Overlapping Steven] Can confirm we are at a planet.
[00:16:26] – Nick
That sounds like a check doesn’t it.
[00:16:27] – Cameron
It does sound like a check.
[00:16:28] – Nick
Either astrogation- this is all Karma ’cause she’s the only one that’s nearby.
[00:16:33] – Cameron
I can see it.
[00:16:34] – Steven
I can’t look out the back window by the wet bar?
[00:16:35] – Nick
I mean you can see trees in a lake.
[00:16:38] – Steven
[00:16:38] – Nick
astrogation or knowledge outer rim.
[00:16:42] – Steven
Can I use outer rim with my trees [Cameron: ss-what’s the- ]and a lake?
[00:16:44] – Nick
[00:16:45] – Cameron
what’s- what’s the difficulty?
[00:16:47] – Nick
Average… you’re here and you have all the readouts of everything.
[00:16:49] – Cameron
Can I have a blue die from looking at the ships navi-computer?
[00:16:55] – Nick
[00:16:55] – Multiple Speakers
[hard to hear chatter]
[00:16:58] – Nick
so half [Cameron: -an idea of where we are?] of the navi-computer- half of the navi-computer readouts are just like question marks and “UNKs” and things because it was not expecting there to be a planet here. It had been assured that there was not a planet here when someone programmed it.
[00:17:15] – Cameron
-mmhmmm- [dice sounds] oh goodness.
[00:17:16] – Cameron
So… [Laura: ooooew] I fail with four advantages?
[00:17:21] – Nick
great. You don’t fall prone.
[00:17:23] – Cameron
Correct. I don’t think I would from a knowledge check.
[00:17:26] – Nick
How did you do Sabos?
[00:17:27] – Steven
So I have three threats [Cameron: also two-] two successes and two- so I have-
[00:17:31] – Cameron
[overlapping Steven] Yes, you two threat- or one threat and two successes [Steven at the same time: two successes].
[00:17:34] – Nick
Okay so you know you’re definitely on Unroola Dawn. The threat is… you’ve been here before so that’s part of the reason you recognize it but some people may recognize you if you are unlucky [Steven: mhhmmm] and you had-
[00:17:47] – Cameron
[00:17:49] – Nick
How do you want to spend the advantages. [Cameron: hmmmm] Four is a lot.
[00:17:53] – Cameron
We’re approaching the lake. There is a nice clearing to land the ship in. [Nick: mhhmm] What else?
[00:17:59] – Nick
So one of the advantages you can see that there is a settlement near the lake as well.
[00:18:04] – Laura
Yeah [Hudson: you can make the perfect cocktail] Does Tink have to fix anything with the ship? [group chatter]
[00:18:08] – Cameron
He’ll have to repair the dampener once we land.
[00:18:10] – Nick
[overlapping Cameron] but it will be really easy to do.
[00:18:12] – Laura
[00:18:12] – Hudson
It’s not bad
[00:18:13] – Nick
[overlapping Hudson] It’ll take him like five minutes.
[00:18:14] – Laura
While we’re landing and I’m up, can I get an advantage for a skullduggery check to just check around the ship to see if there’s any cool hiding spaces?
[00:18:23] – Nick
[00:18:24] – Cameron
Yep I’ll give you a blue day.
[00:18:26] – Laura
Is there difficulty?
[00:18:27] – Nick
Probably hard, because if they are cool they’ll be hard to find right? Oh and one of your advantages can be spent on the navi-computer resets and you see that it’s outpost 4 which is where you were supposed to go. [dice sounds]
[00:18:40] – Steven
Oh we made it.
[00:18:41] – Nick
[00:18:42] – Cameron
but you don’t know that- you can’t see it. [Steven laughing]
[00:18:46] – Laura
Okay so that’s 2 succ- no, 3 successes a threat, and a triumph.
[00:18:52] – Cameron
[00:18:54] – Laura
Oh! four suc- [Cameron: the triumph as well] yeah, the triumph has a success in it.
[00:18:57] – Nick
Okay so with the triumph and all those successes, yeah there are several good hiding places. In fact one might say mechanically that one of the hard points on the ship is used up by smuggler compartments
[00:19:08] – Laura
[00:19:08] – Nick
yeah, rather than it being like floor panels or something there’s a lot of little nooks and crannies where things can go. There are some that are bigger for like big size stuff but there’s lots of small little stache-y hideaways. How many threats was it?
[00:19:21] – Cameron
[00:19:21] – Nick
So the threat is one of the places where you think is a hiding place is actually like a garbage disposal and you may accidently throw something out if you put it there.
[00:19:31] – Laura
It looks like a hiding place but it’s got a little trap door-
[00:19:35] – Cameron
[overlapping Nick] [in a foreboding voice] and you don’t know which one.
[00:19:37] – Nick
…yeah. So cool that may come up so you, karma, you see that you were approaching that open clearing by the lake and there is a settlement over there and it is outpost four, which is one of the things that you overheard your contact telling you you needed to visit
[00:19:54] – Cameron
Cool. I’mma go fly over to that clearing.
[00:19:57] – Nick
Okay you’re going to land?
[00:19:59] – Cameron
[00:20:00] – Nick
So that takes probably like five or six minutes to come in. No one comms you. There doesn’t appear to be air traffic control or anything you can just come in for a landing. What are you guys doing during that five or six minutes everybody but karma.
[00:20:12] – Hudson
Getting my tool kit together.
[00:20:13] – Nick
[00:20:14] – Laura
Putting my shoes, on picking [Cameron laughing] my stuff up and then looking around the ship. I’m probably like looking for the compartments like as I’m putting shoes on and stuff so I’m just like walkin’ around like putting shoes on like poking panels.
[00:20:26] – Nick
[00:20:27] – Steven
I’m taking a drink. Very happy with myself. I didn’t crash in the trees.
[00:20:30] – Nick
OK what Sabos’s drink of choice?
[00:20:32] – Steven
[00:20:33] – Nick
OK the wet bar is not as well stocked as you would expect.
[00:20:36] – Steven
I’m sure it has some Corellian…
[00:20:38] – Nick
[overlapping Steven] the- so it has some whiskey it has some space gin it has like some of the main stuff it doesn’t really have any mixers and most of the bottles are only like a quarter full. So it’s like this ship was taken on a pretty long journey and then never restocked.
[00:20:54] – Hudson
doesitave a White Gigoran in it? It’s a white russian with hair
[00:21:01] – Multiple Speakers
Eww [group snickers]
[00:21:01] – Nick
So you [Steven- hard to hear chatter] have the hair to supply. There is some space BalBailey’s but it’s not refrigerated so it’s kind of sour.
[00:21:09] – Hudson
Get my tools together anyway. Don’t need a drink before a job.
[00:21:12] – Nick
Cool. So -uh- Sabos is just leaning against the bar looking out the back window acting like nothing ever went wrong everything is great.
[00:21:18] – Steven
Everything went to plan and we’re on a planet.
[00:21:20] – Nick
Yeah. So [Steven laughs] you can see that outpost 4 is a large camp settled in the wilderness of Unroola Dawn. It has a ring of durasteel walls around it that slope inward and you can see the tops of prefabricated buildings peeking over the wall you can see several imperial shuttles and a couple of civilian ships parked in the clearing outside. There is a large automated gate on one side. It’s like a… a sliding flat door that has overlapping triangles that go across and you can see that the settlement is pretty plain. It has dirt roads and most of the buildings are like one story and square and they’re arranged in kind of concentric circles around the middle of the settlement where there is a larger building. That’s about all you can tell before you settle into a landing. So. You have landed. Congratulations, you did not die. This is good.
[00:22:09] – Cameron
Karma [Hudson: I whi-] like slowly peels her fingers off of… [group laughter] like- the controls and like rolls her neck and stretches like “Okay that was stressful“. Which you all hear because the ship’s comms are on.
[00:22:22] – Laura
Yeah Xianna looks over at Sakos and is like “do you actually know ‘ow to fly?”
[00:22:30] – Steven
we’re on a planet aren’t we?
[00:22:32] – Cameron
He flew alright. It’s the astrogation checks I’m not so sure of.
[00:22:36] – Steven
I might have overshot the- well here’s what happened. You remember that orbiting destroyer thing that was just such a problem.
[00:22:45] – Laura
[00:22:45] – Cameron
[00:22:47] – Laura
[00:22:48] – Steven
I decided to skip the orbit this time. Boom.
[00:22:51] – Laura
I do not zink zat [Steven: we just went right on it] is a good zing. I zink zere’s a reason zat ships usually stop zat.
[00:22:59] – Nick
I want to flip a darkside point and Xianna you, you’re still talking a big game but you’re genuinely unsure if he did it on purpose or not. [Steven and Laura laughing] You probably wouldn’t be thrilled to see him piloting but also you think maybe he’s good at it. You’re not sure.
[00:23:16] – Laura
Oh no. I’m going to let him pilot again. I’m just like almost legitimately concerned if like is that actually how that is? [overlapped, hard to hear speech] I know but like does it?? [group laughter]
[00:23:30] – Steven
We just orbited the trees instead.
[00:23:32] – Hudson
Can I look out? I was about to like get my tool bag, whistle a tune and go out there to fix the thing. But can I do a perception check to look and see if anyone’s around the ship?
[00:23:42] – Nick
Sure. It’s pretty easy. In fact I would say it was easy.
[00:23:48] – Hudson
[00:23:49] – Steven
How convenient. [dice sounds]
I’m really excited about how many of our- our characters are trained in perception in this game.
[00:23:56] – Hudson
[00:23:57] – Nick
So you can see this is the equivalent of like concert parking. So it was it was a grass field. It’s all kind of beaten down, the grass is mostly dead but it’s not muddy because of the thatch effect and there’s not really anyone around the ships, the civilian ships appear to be to have their own onboard security systems, the imperial shuttles are all folded up but over by the gate you can see that there are two storm troopers standing guard.
[00:24:26] – Steven
What are they dressed him?
[00:24:28] – Nick
It’s the forest cammo ones from Endor. [Laura: OOoooO] So they’re like the scout troopers with those stupid visors that make it so they can’t see. it’s the black body suit and then the armor panels are all like the spray painty cammo.
[00:24:40] – Hudson
So I walk off the ship and go to the back to fix the- what do I fix?
[00:24:44] – Cameron
[00:24:44] – Steven
[00:24:46] – Nick
The- the rear stabilizer. You guys were all close.
[00:24:48] – Hudson
I walk off of the ship to fix the rear stabilizer.
[00:24:51] – Nick
- So you climb down the scouts the scout troopers see you make like the tap on the side of the visor hand gesture that they’re acknowledging that you’re there and it’s aimed towards you and each other and they don’t mess with you. They just kind of stay put.
[00:25:06] – Hudson
I do a similar action back.
[00:25:08] – Nick
You tap [Hudson: tap- tap on the side of my head] on the side of the head and they just kind of ignore you and go back to their thing. They look bored which is weird for storm troopers. Well have you ever interacted with Storm Troopers before, besides being shot at by them a second ago?
[00:25:19] – Hudson
Yeah. I mean off and on, just that nothing ever- never been like arrested by them I don’t think.
[00:25:26] – Nick
- So if you’ve ever seen them walk by doing their tour de force thing they’re almost always at extreme attention. They’re always like really focused and emanating scary aura. These guys are like leaning against the wall and look bored.
[00:25:40] – Hudson
I kind of want to go play hacky sack with them but I suppress that urge to go fix the ship. [group laughter]
[00:25:45] – Nick
- So you swing around to the back of the ship and there are two tall fins on the back and one of those was obviously at an angle and this kind of bent back you figure if you take this wire and connected it here and if you spot weld this piece it’ll be fine like not even a patchwork job. It’ll just be good it’ll be solid. So you climb up there and make me a mechanics check. This one’s easy.
[00:26:08] – Hudson
Yayyy. So I’m- I’m pretty good on mechanics. [dice sounds]
[00:26:13] – Nick
You say to yourself. [group laughter]
[00:26:14] – Hudson
I’m just holdin’ the wrench like yeah man, I’m doing good job. [Dice sounds] Three advantages.
[00:26:23] – Nick
Okay so it’s not fixed. You realize that you’re out of -uh- fluid for your welder torch. It will last for a while. Like it’s mostly good. This was just preventatory maintenance so it doesn’t break again basically. And your advantage is one of your advantages is that the storm troopers see you doing that and see your tool kit and they make note that you’re someone who’s good at mechanics. They overheard you say that like “huh cool“. [group laughter]
[00:26:51] – Hudson
He talks to himself.
[00:26:52] – Laura
[mimicing a stormtrooper] Hey he’s good at mechanics.
[00:26:54] – Nick
[using a stromtrooper voice mod] Hey, that guy’s good at mechanics. Maybe we’ll have a job for him.
[00:26:58] – Hudson
Yeah That’s it for me.
[00:26:59] – Nick
[00:27:00] – Hudson
I go back into the ship after I’m finished. Cool. So what are you all doing?
[00:27:06] – Hudson
I let them know that there’s two storm troopers by the door so anyone should kind of give up if they’re wanted across the galaxy. Now
[00:27:12] – Multiple Speakers
[00:27:15] – Laura
is anyone wanted specifically on zis planet?
[00:27:20] – Cameron
I’ve never been here before.
[00:27:21] – Laura
I don’t zink I am.
[00:27:23] – Steven
I’m not.. I’m not wanted on this planet.
[00:27:26] – Hudson
I’ve never even heard of Unrooly Dooly so I haven’t been here–
[00:27:28] – Laura
[overlapping Hudson] well actually–
[00:27:29] – Cameron
[Overlapping Laura] Yooou Sabos? Or you Sako?
[00:27:30] – Laura
Yes. You seem to have two different names. I’m not really sure which is which soo.
[00:27:33] – Cameron
You [Steven: I-] first introduced yourself as Sabos.
[00:27:37] – Steven
[00:27:37] – Cameron
[overlapping Steven] the mysterious voice thought you were Sako.
[00:27:40] – Steven
I Sabos am not wanted on this planet. I think I’ve been here to try to establish some trade routes.
[00:27:45] – Laura
Are you sure? You don’t seem sure.
[00:27:46] – Cameron
[overlapping Laura] that would be how you knew the hyperspace route so well.
[00:27:51] – Steven
Yeah [Cameron: hmm] I came in from a different side this time I am used to coming from Osiron you see
[00:27:55] – Cameron
[overlapping Steven] yeah the- the planet placement depending on which side you come at can really impact the [Steven: East or West] astrogation check. Yeah.
[00:28:02] – Steven
[00:28:02] – Cameron
[00:28:03] – Laura
hmm. Is zere an east or west in space?
[00:28:06] – Steven
Relative to the planet’s gravity and [Nick laughs] axis alignment. [Laura: okay] I astrogate.
[00:28:12] – Laura
Anyways . I [group laughter] I am putting it out zere. I do not know whether or not I am wanted on zis planet. [Steven laughs] probably not. I would say a solid 80 percent for no. It depends on how good their warrant system is.
[00:28:27] – Nick
Hey guys. Will you flipped me that Darkside point please
[00:28:29] – Cameron
[00:28:30] – Nick
Don’t worry about it. I’m sure it’ll be [Cameron: I think so] fine.
[00:28:32] – Laura
Xianna has [Cameron: we-] been arrested many times.
[00:28:35] – Cameron
We now have 5 light side.
[00:28:38] – Laura
So we will be using that. ’cause yeah. Xianna has been arrested a handful of times at least three, probably more.
[00:28:46] – Hudson
[00:28:47] – Cameron
I’ve been in the cockpit shutting engines down and [Nick makes engines turning off sounds] doing all that stuff. flipping all the switches
[00:28:53] – Steven
So -uh- Karma? You know where we are? I mean I know where we are but do you. You are the co-p-
[00:28:59] – Cameron
I mean so the navigation computer says we’re in sector 4.
[00:29:03] – Steven
sector 4 perfect!
[00:29:05] – Nick
You are by outpost 4.
[00:29:06] – Cameron
oh- thank you. The navi-computer says were by outpost 4 .
[00:29:09] – Steven
[overlapping Cameron ]That’s where I was aiming.
[00:29:11] – Cameron
I’m sure you were-
[00:29:12] – Steven
[overlapping Cameron] It’s wonderful.
[00:29:13] – Cameron
Yup -uh-. Unroola Dawn, it’s a planet.
[00:29:16] – Steven
That’s the planet I was going for too.
[00:29:18] – Cameron
[00:29:18] – Steven
it’s a good landing.
[00:29:19] – Cameron
There’s a gate over there with some storm troopers in front it, and a little outpost beyond.
[00:29:24] – Steven
[00:29:25] – Cameron
and I haven’t been off the ship yet. So that’s what I know
[00:29:27] – Steven
[overlapping Cameron] I assume all we have to do is -uh- deliver said cargo to the- to the outpost?
[00:29:32] – Cameron
[overlapping Steven] We have to get the cargo first, right?
[00:29:35] – Steven
I thought we already saw the two meter by one meter box.
[00:29:38] – Nick
No. you’re picking it up here to take it somewhere else.
[00:29:41] – Laura
Yeah, [Nick: Oh] we have to get the box
[00:29:42] – Cameron
[Overlapping Laura] Did anyone catch the name of who we’re supposed to talk to ’cause [Possibly Nick makes gurgle/static noises] it’s kind of garbled.
[00:29:48] – Laura
I only [Cameron: yeah that’s what I heard too] ‘eard the words Sentinel? And I don’t-
[00:29:52] – Hudson
I thought it was centennial. [group laughter]
[00:29:56] – Laura
No that [Steven: Sentinel!] means one hundred.
[00:29:57] – Hudson
Yeah it was confusing to me too
[00:30:00] – Laura
No, I zink– [group laughter] Sentinel.
[00:30:02] – Hudson
[00:30:03] – Laura
zat is what I ‘eard
[00:30:05] – Hudson
we’ll go with what you heard.
[00:30:06] – Cameron
[overlapping Hudson] I did too. But I don’t know what that means.
[00:30:07] – Laura
I zink it is someone who watches zings?
[00:30:11] – Steven
Well there’s two sentinels there.
[00:30:13] – Laura
Yes. Zat is- Yeah. Like a guard.
[00:30:16] – Cameron
We were warned [Cameron giggles while talking. Most likely says: -to watch who we asked-] about it though so maybe asking the storm troopers isn’t the best idea.
[00:30:21] – Hudson
Let’s just get past the storm troopers and figure it out from there.
[00:30:25] – Cameron
Cool. Didyou fix the ship?
[00:30:28] – Hudson
-uhhh- It’s gonna work.
[00:30:30] – Cameron
Cool. [group laughter]
[00:30:32] – Laura
Zat sounds like a no
[00:30:35] – Hudson
- It’s not a no because I’m just missing some welding fluid and after I get that then we’ll be 110 percent. But right now we’re not- we’re 100 percent
[00:30:45] – Laura
okay [Cameron: alright]
[00:30:46] – Steven
I believe you.
[00:30:47] – Hudson
I don’t even have to roll for that.
[00:30:49] – Nick
No you’re good. -uh- So you all head down the ramp.
[00:30:53] – Laura
[00:30:54] – Nick
[00:30:54] – Cameron
[overlapping Nick] I take out the key and boopboop [Nick repeats: boopboop] and lock the ship.
[00:30:57] – Nick
Ok. You arm it. It’s -uh-
[00:30:59] – Steven
I take the key back.
[00:31:02] – Cameron
nooo. [Cameron laughs] Karma does not give you the key.
[00:31:02] – Steven
[overlapping Cameron] I attempt to take key back.
[00:31:04] – Cameron
Yeah you don’t get it.
[00:31:05] – Nick
I mean is this- is this important enough to you that we need to make an opposed roll on this right now?
[00:31:10] – Steven
Would it be a brawl or a melee?
[00:31:13] – Nick
Are you like fighting her for it?
[00:31:15] – Laura
[overlapping Nick] oh no, Xianna is going to step in between them and just look at Sabos and be like –mmmmm- just let her ‘ave ze key okie? please? I want to use charm [Cameron: do a charm check] Imma roll charm.
[00:31:25] – Nick
You- you can charm. What’s your discipline Sabos?
[00:31:28] – Steven
I have some discipline. by that I mean none.
[00:31:30] – Cameron
[00:31:32] – Nick
Okay, so two purple [dice sounds]
[00:31:38] – Laura
[00:31:40] – Nick
You are unimpressed by her attempting to make you think it’s a good idea to not take the keys but you also don’t want to like start a fight. That’s the advantage. You’re not sure that’s going to go well.
[00:31:53] – Steven
I don’t want to start a fight.
[00:31:54] – Cameron
I put it [Steven: I might try-] in my breast pocket. [Cameron snickers]
[00:31:57] – Steven
I might still try to grab it later.
[00:31:58] – Nick
Yeah that’s fine.
[00:32:00] – Steven
Now that she’s revealed where the key is. [Nick: -mmhmm]
[00:32:02] – Hudson
that sounded predatory, be- cause [Cameron laughs] of where she put the key. [Hudson laughs]
[00:32:06] – Nick
Sheese- getting intense. Okay.
[00:32:09] – Cameron
I put- put- put both my hands back and I’m gonna flick my head tentacles so several of them fall over my shoulders in front.
[00:32:14] – Steven
I flick my head tentacles too. Unsure what’s going on. [Hudson laughs]
[00:32:17] – Laura
Why are you-
[00:32:19] – Cameron
[overlapping Laura] I give you an unimpressed look as you only have four.
[00:32:22] – Steven
sorry, had tails. -wooh- Not tentacles. I don’t want those. [Cameron laughs]
[00:32:25] – Nick
She has tentacles.
[00:32:26] – Cameron
[Steven: yeah] I don’t care what you call them.
[00:32:28] – Laura
Xianna’s just like looking back and forth like “are we flipping our ‘ead tails for a reason? [Hudson: I whisp- ] is- is zis a zing now?
[00:32:35] – Cameron
-uh- no. mine are still a little soggy.
[00:32:37] – Hudson
I- I whisper to Xianna I think he’s just trying to copy people. I don’t think he knows how to actually do things.
[00:32:45] – Laura
[whispers] zat makes sense. Also I zink zey can hear us.
[00:32:50] – Hudson
nooo, we’re good. [group laughter]
[00:32:53] – Cameron
Tink’s like whispering but he didn’t lean down at all to talk to Xianna so it’s just like seven foot tall whispering
[00:32:59] – Laura
I imagine that he’s like standing at full height just looking down and not really whispering like it’s his version of a whisper. But it’s still fairly loud [Nick: ooh] because his translator probably can’t handle like the [Hudson: there’s no volume] full whisper
[00:33:15] – Nick
No, so I really like the idea. So one thing I have to apologize for the previous episode with Hudson his mask is a translator mask not a breather mask, for an alien race that shows up in the background of Rogue One for 20 seconds I think we did a pretty good job.
[00:33:28] – Laura
They’re in like two episodes of Aphra in [Nick: oh] the background as like bodyguards.
[00:33:33] – Nick
and buy episodes you mean issues
[00:33:35] – Laura
[overlappin Nick] Two issues. I’m [Nick:ok, it’s a comic-] sorry. It is a comic book.
[00:33:37] – Nick
I was going to say if there- I’m missing an Aphra show I need to know. So he’s got his- his mask set. But I really like the idea that if he whispers, it is designed to be easy to understand so it just says whispered and then says whatever [group laughter]
[00:33:51] – Steven
Does Tink not speak basic?
[00:33:53] – Nick
No he [Steven: ooh] can’t. His vocal chords aren’t set up right. It’s kind of like Chewbacca who can only speak Chewbacca
[00:33:58] – Laura
But unlike- I guess most people understand Wookie. So everyone seems to understand Chewbacca. Nobody speaks Gigoran.
[00:34:07] – Hudson
[00:34:07] – Laura
so he has to use one
[00:34:09] – Cameron
I bet it does like the [in a robotic voice] -sarcasm- [group laughter]
[00:34:12] – Nick
No. so like it can do…
[00:34:14] – Hudson
It’s only when volume is modulated.
[00:34:15] – Nick
Yeah it can do tone of voice and stuff like that because otherwise then he would just sound like HK 47 all the time. So after that long exchange under the ship within sight of the scouts of like arguing and head flipping and whispering and everybody just kind of looking at each other. The Scouts still look bored. Do you approach the gate?
[00:34:33] – Laura
Yeah. Xianna’s just gonna be like follow me! We go into ze city and.. -uh- starts walking that way.
[00:34:39] – Nick
Okay so you get up right next to them and the gate is on a motion sensor and slides open and the scouts are watching you but they don’t say anything.
[00:34:47] – Laura
I wave at them [Cameron: and I-] I like waving at people.
[00:34:49] – Cameron
I give the one on the right a smile and flicked my head tail [whispers] and walk through.
[00:34:53] – Nick
So the one that you smile and flick at is just deadpan. As far as you can tell and the one that Xianna waved at kind of cocks his head slightly to the side. And it makes that high pitched armor creaking noise that they make when they get thrown into trees in Return of the Jedi, the like [Nick makes a creaking noise] noise but he doesn’t say anything either. So it looks like he can probably just go straight through.
[00:35:14] – Steven
I also salute with one of my headtails.
[00:35:16] – Laura
Why would you [Cameron: with one of your headtails?] salute with the head tail? Do you understand how creatures-
[00:35:19] – Steven
[overlapping Laura] it’s kind of acknowledged by moving the head tail.
[00:35:22] – Laura
[00:35:23] – Cameron
[overlapping Laura] So you like pick it up?
[00:35:23] – Nick
No. So the head
[00:35:24] – Cameron
What? [group laughter]
[00:35:26] – Laura
I [Steven: no] was imagining [Steven: -aposable] he picked it up in [Steven laughs] [Steven: ohh nooo] his hand and then [Nick: noooo] sort of slopped it onto his forehead [Nick: That’s what I was thinking] and put it back down.
[00:35:31] – Nick
Cause it’s about his prehensile as like a dick is, so. [group laughter] You can’t like gesture with it.
[00:35:39] – Steven
[overlapping Nick] So I have some facing up so I can-
[00:35:40] – Nick
-uh hu- So you like wiggle them at him just-
[00:35:42] – Laura
[overlapping Nick] your two montrals.
[00:35:43] – Cameron
It’s- It’s like wiggling your ears.
[00:35:45] – Steven
Yeah, just the one [Cameron: you can wiggle your top montrals ]side though.
[00:35:46] – Laura
So like the top ones are called like montrals.
[00:35:48] – Steven
Yeah those aren’t the headtails that’s right.
[00:35:49] – Hudson
like the thing jocks do when they pass someone and they do that like head tilt up like just [Cameron: but it’s like-] slightly, [Cameron: but it’s with the montrals], but-uh- so yeah.
[00:35:55] – Cameron
[Laura: I mean-] They twitch slightly
[00:35:57] – Hudson
We’ll say he did that.
[00:35:58] – Laura
They’re not prehensile though.
[00:35:58] – Cameron
It’s way [Steven: it’s you know body language] less creepy than picking one up and saluting with it.
[00:36:02] – Steven
[Steven laughs] oh yeah not like that
[00:36:02] – Laura
swinging it around
[00:36:03] – Cameron
[overlapping Laura] that’s really weird
[00:36:05] – Nick
Gross. You head through the gate. Like I said before the inside of the settlement is pretty plain. It has dirt roads and a small one story buildings arranged in a ring around the middle, the center you can tell now is a pre-fabricated imperial barracks. They all look the same. So if you’ve ever seen one you’ve seen all of them and you can see squads of storm troopers jogging in formation a group goes by and you hear [stormtrooper voice mod][singing] “I don’t know but I’ve been told the sarlacc’s welcome is my cold” and they’re echoing back and forth to each other and jogging around. So it’s a pretty much an independent town within these walls. A lot of it appears to be imperial military but you can see several outpost shops. There is a building off to the side where you can see off duty Imperial’s. You recognize them by their gate and their posture, coming like into and out of some of them look kind of drunk and there is a building furthest from the gate that’s actually made of wood and not prefabricated and looks to be more comfortable than the other buildings and in front of that one there are three white armored storm troopers posted up front and one of them’s standing directly in front of the doors. So that’s what Outpost number 4 is like.
[00:37:09] – Laura
So who are we meeting?
[00:37:12] – Steven
[00:37:15] – Laura
[Someone makes static noises] ze[Cameron: sentinel] Crinkle crinkle noise. crinkle noise sentinel. -mmh- Yes
[00:37:18] – Cameron
That’s what we got.
[00:37:19] – Steven
I was hoping one of y’all understood that in y’alls native tongue.
[00:37:23] – Hudson
Do any of you know who was talking to us on the hologram in the room.?
[00:37:25] – Laura
‘e would not tell me ‘is name.
[00:37:28] – Hudson
And none of you knew? Okay. Nobody knew him before.
[00:37:30] – Multiple Speakers
[00:37:31] – Cameron
He just hired me for a bounty job.
[00:37:33] – Hudson
Hmm let’s find some shady character in town and ask them.
[00:37:37] – Laura
Let’s find a non-stormtrooper.
[00:37:41] – Hudson
Can I use… underworld and find someone?
[00:37:45] – Nick
Actually so finding someone would be streetwise. [Hudson: -uhh]
[00:37:48] – Laura
I have streetwise
[00:37:49] – Hudson
Let’s have [Steven: I can do that] whoever has the most.
[00:37:52] – Nick
Someone could add a boost to it if you’re trying to help.
[00:37:55] – Cameron
No. help me.
[00:37:56] – Steven
How do I do that?
[00:37:57] – Nick
Oh just say you’re helping her and she gets [Cameron: one, three, hey] a boost die. [Cameron: I’m listening to you].
[00:38:00] – Steven
I’ll help her. Do I roll the same as I would normally?
No you don’t even have to roll, if [group chatter] you help someone they get a boost.
[00:38:07] – Laura
To find a shady person in an imperial outpost?
[00:38:12] – Laura
Or just like-
[00:38:12] – Nick
[00:38:14] – Laura
[00:38:14] – Cameron
[00:38:15] – Nick
A non-storm trooper is average. [dice sounds] Yeah there are some.
[00:38:21] – Laura
[dice sounds] 5 successes and one advantage
[00:38:24] – Nick
five successes and one advantage. So you instinctively hone in towards the building that the drunk storm troopers were coming out of. And you go in and there are long low tables and people like the black form suits that they wear under the armor. And some people in officers uniforms. [low bar noises begin playing] But it’s like the shoreside officers uniforms not the Navy ones so [Laura: yeah] they’re just kind of like brown boring clothes and sort of the super legit like gray uniforms and they’re sitting very structured by rank and most of them aren’t talking but they’re drinking some of the soldiers are whispering to each other but it’s a very quiet restrained atmosphere and behind the bar there is a person that you assume must be a native you haven’t seen anyone like them before. They have kind of lanky black hair. It does the crow feather kind of purple highlight thing to it and they have a very tan face. They have broad features and long cheeks and it’s a guy with a like ratty brown apron on and no shirt. And he is in the process of handing a can of beer to somebody.
[00:39:29] – Cameron
Can I roll a xenology check?
[00:39:31] – Nick
[00:39:31] – Cameron
what would be the difficulty?
[00:39:34] – Nick
-uh [Cameron whispers: on a xenology roll] easy.
[00:39:34] – Cameron
[dice sounds] Nope. I fail with three advantage.
[00:39:38] – Nick
So you can spend the advantages however you want there probably human, honestly like there’s a lot of weird- So you don’t know specifically about this group but there’s a lot of weird -uh -races in Star Wars that are like human except for this one thing or this guy looks a lot like that. He’s ripped. Think Conan the Barbarian ripped. And like lotza stretched out really ugly looking scars like on his arms and things like not action hero scars like there are divots where stuff is missing but he seems to serve a can of beer pretty well.
[00:40:08] – Cameron
[00:40:09] – Laura
I’m probably already at the bar.
[00:40:11] – Nick
Ok… so everyone else paused to look around and see what was going on. You just walked right up to.
[00:40:17] – Laura
Yeah. Are there like seats at the bar?
[00:40:20] – Cameron
I use my advantage, there’s four seats together.
[00:40:22] – Nick
Sure, there are four seats together and one of them’s even big enough for a Gigorin.
[00:40:28] – Cameron
It’s the end seat. [Nick: yeah] So he can stretch out.
[00:40:30] – Hudson
So I passed down a message so I’m not speaking to the whole bar saying one of the ladies should try to get some info.
-hmm- You could have said that like from the doorway.
[00:40:39] – Laura
yeah I mean I’m- I’m already at the bar.
[00:40:41] – Nick
The whole volume thing is just for comedic effect. I’m not going to screw you over. [Cameron laughs]
[00:40:44] – Hudson
[00:40:44] – Nick
[00:40:45] – Laura
So while they’re still looking around I’m already at the bar in the stool, like chin in my hand, like leaning on the bar table. I mean, like ‘allo -uh- I would like a beer? is all you have beer? [Steven mutters something]
[00:41:00] – Nick
Well the beer is the one thing I can guarantee isn’t contaminated but we have some starshine.
[00:41:09] – Laura
-umm- ze beer is fine zank you.
[00:41:12] – Nick
All right. One imperial ale coming right up. And he takes out- there like the high baller cans. And he sits it on the bar. And you reach for it and he stops you he puts a hand out and he reaches over and [Nick makes a can opening noise] opens it for you. And like turns it towards you.
[00:41:26] – Laura
[00:41:26] – Nick
that’ll be six credits.
[00:41:30] – Laura
- Xianna is just like internally is like Damn, zat is expensive.
We don’t know who we’re trying to look for.
[00:41:41] – Hudson
Don’t say that to him. [group laughter]
[00:41:44] – Cameron
So as we- at that point Tink leans over and said the- or passes the message that he thinks one of the lady folks should try and get information. The three of us are still by the door Xianna’s the only one who went by the bar.
[00:41:58] – Hudson
[overlapping Cameron] oh Okay. In that case I’ll just talk. OK. We’re still by the door then I’ll say when talking to them… played dumb like you are- like you supposed to go and grab this package so that we can have plausible deniability if they say Wait you’re smugglers or something like that.
[00:42:13] – Laura
I’m already at the [Steven: i can be-] bar.
[00:42:15] – Cameron
Yeah. [hard to hear chatter] it’s just the three of us talking. [Hudson: just the three of us]
[00:42:17] – Laura
[overlapping Cameron] So, yeah, I want to-
[00:42:18] – Steven
All right guys I’ll be the lady folk.
[00:42:20] – Laura
I want to be charming for a little bit but then I want to… Would it be maybe skullduggery to do like some very subtle like hint droppings
[00:42:31] – Nick
[00:42:32] – Laura
Streetwise? OK. I can-
[00:42:33] – Nick
[overlapping Laura] streetwise is talking to people and people not thinking you’re a narc.
[00:42:36] – Laura
Yeah. So I want to do… just do like I guess a straight charm role. Just be friendly for a little bit and then-
[00:42:42] – Nick
[overlapping Laura] You can use the charm roll to try to get advantages on the streetwise role.
[00:42:45] – Laura
[00:42:46] – Cameron
Honestly I think Xianna’s going to be the best person to be talking since they tend- -uhu- Imperials tend not like aliens but they tend to find Twi’leks sexy.
[00:42:57] – Hudson
I don’t know if I trust her but we’ll go ahead.
[00:42:59] – Steven
I’m legitimately confused because most Togruta are female so I don’t really understand what’s going on.
[00:43:05] – Laura
[Cameron: cool] Two successes and two threats.
[00:43:07] – Nick
OK the successes. This guy likes you. And obviously the people around aren’t much of conversationalists. So you catch him- You say something that’s like mildly entertaining and he -ha ha ha ha haaaa- And you can tell he’s just totally hook line and sinker whatever you need from him. The threats are that some of the officers sitting in the corner noticed that laugh and are now, they don’t look suspicious but they’re definitely paying attention to you. They’re curious about what’s going on.
[00:43:37] – Laura
I mean I’m smiling at them. [Nick: mhmm] OK. And then yeah I guess-
[00:43:40] – Nick
[overlapping Laura] They’re not taken by your charms. They were not directed at you.
[00:43:43] – Laura
Well yeah. You have to like direct it. You can only project in one direction. That’s how [Nick: Sometimes in two if you-]charm works.
[00:43:51] – Nick
-If you have more than one kind of asset I guess.
[00:43:53] – Cameron
At this point we’ve been standing at the door long enough. So I kind of usher everyone out of the door way over there to the extra seats.
[00:43:59] – Laura
What wou- would the streetwise check be?
[00:44:01] – Nick
At this point, it’d probably be hard but you get a blue dye. [dice sounds]
[00:44:08] – Nick
And we’re like very much Level 1 and you guys still are starting out with these huge dice pools.
[00:44:14] – Laura
[00:44:15] – Nick
Nice. So what are you… What information are you trying to get out of him or what hints are you dropping?
[00:44:21] – Laura
I’m trying to drop that we’re here for a job and we need to pick something up and try to be like real subtle that we’re not exactly sure where to be going. So if he knows of anyone who’s providing a job for someone… let me now. [Nick: OK] If he knows anything. Yeah.
[00:44:43] – Nick
This takes a while. By the time all of you are seated at the bar, who’s drinking? Is anyone drinking?
[00:44:49] – Hudson
I’ll be drinking.
[00:44:50] – Steven
Yeah I [Cameron: I am- ]am drinking for sure.
[00:44:51] – Cameron
-I’m not drinking.
[00:44:52] – Laura
I’m already [Nick: you’re just sip-] drinking my beer.
[00:44:55] – Nick
[00:44:55] – Cameron
I’m scanning the room.
[00:44:57] – Nick
[00:45:00] – Steven
[overlapping Nick] I’ll go with starshine
[00:45:01] – Nick
Oh you’re getting starshine?
[00:45:02] – Steven
[00:45:03] – Nick
That’s four credits but I need a resilience check from you. [group laughter]
[00:45:07] – Steven
[00:45:10] – Cameron
[00:45:10] – Steven
[overlapping Cameron] That’s going to go well. How hard is said resilience check?
[00:45:12] – Nick
It is hard.
[00:45:13] – Steven
Oh is it?
[00:45:14] – Nick
Yeah this stuff is legit.
[00:45:18] – Steven
Hard is three?
[00:45:18] – Laura
three. [Nick :mmhhmm] [dice sounds]
[00:45:22] – Steven
[whispers: yeah it’s going to go well] Yeah it goes fine.
[00:45:25] – Cameron
[whispers] no it doesn’t [Laura: oooh boy]
[00:45:26] – Steven
Two failures and one advantage.
[00:45:27] – Nick
You have an advantage?
[00:45:27] – Laura
[00:45:28] – Nick
Okay so you’re gonna take four strain-
[00:45:32] – Steven
[00:45:32] – Nick
-and you are mildly inebriated. It hits you a lot harder than you thought and it hurts, like your stomach hurts but you get a good buzz off of it. So as far as you’re concerned this was a- a good deal. -uh- you can- Is there something you want to spend the advantage on.
[00:45:48] – Steven
I would like to know the brand of the starshine.
[00:45:51] – Nick
The starshine, it- it’s-
[00:45:52] – Steven
Is it is actually from this planet?
[00:45:54] – Nick
Yeah. Like it- the guy makes it in a bathtub out back.
[00:45:56] – Laura
Yeah it’s [group chatter] starshine. There’s no brand.
[00:45:59] – Steven
Well, I didn’t know if it was like you know one of the regulated starshines that come from Corellia.
[00:46:02] – Nick
[overlapping Steven] no. This is like bathroom gin or bathtub gin-
[00:46:06] – Steven
[overlapping Nick] I ask- I asked to be excused to go look at the tub it’s made in.
[00:46:09] – Nick
Oh he goes with you. [Steven: perfect] So there’s a little a side of you standing around and you kick at it and he’s like pointing out the still and everything and he’s like yeah we amke it right here out of these berries we’re not- They don’t really have a name that’s pronounceable in basic but they -uh- they have a pretty good kick and so you have a little thing and he likes you and you guys are best friends so. Good job. And then back to the hints of the job and everything. Heee… kind of gets what you’re saying and- and thinks about it for a bit and says Well most people that aren’t imperial are here for one reason or another, we don’t see a lot of people come here for no reason but the guy who handles most of these jobs is actually out right now. Went on a hunting expedition. He should be back pretty soon. But you would want to talk to him. He’s the guy who- who lives in that- the bigger building in the back of the complex.
[00:47:02] – Laura
Okay. zank you
[00:47:03] – Nick
He says his name is Falx Urnstad. He’s -uh- he’s kind of a big deal and around then the imperial officers get up to order more beers and he kind of clams up and goes back to pulling them out. You see there isn’t any refrigeration or even electricity in this building like it’s a prefab building but the inside is all like cobbled together wooden tables and stuff like they just cut two by fours. It doesn’t have any refrigeration or lights like they never hooked it up so he just has an Imperial issue cooler with ice in it that the beers are all stuck in
[00:47:33] – Cameron
Is it shaped like a Death Star?
[00:47:36] – Nick
No it isn’t. [Cameron laughs] It’s square. It’s a case that is about three metres long and two metres wide.
[00:47:43] – Cameron
[whispers] missed oppurtunity
[00:47:44] – Nick
[00:47:44] – Steven
it’s a big imperial cooler
[00:47:46] – Nick
the Deathstar doesn’t exist as far as you know so…
[00:47:50] – Cameron
yeah I know -yyyhh- thought they had begun merchandising.
[00:47:54] – Nick
-hmmhmmmhmmm- That’s- that’s what you get from him before the Imperials walk up- they’re doing that hip lean in the bar thing while they’re looking at you, kind of like as an invitation to talk but they’re not making a first move
[00:48:05] – Laura
And I just kind of like politely smile at them and then when I’m done with my drink look at everyone else to suggest like we should gooo.
[00:48:16] – Hudson
I down my drink- [Cameron: Karma gets up and walks out]
[00:48:18] – Hudson
-I down my drink and get up and go.
[00:48:20] – Steven
I stumble a bit and say that starshine is to die for. [Nick laughs] and get up and go
[00:48:25] – Nick
Okay. As you come outside you hear the sound of speeders in the distance and you see the trees rumbling and the gate slides open and you see three offroad vehicles come in. They’re are speeders but they’re rigged up- their air intakes and stuff have a lot of heavy grating over them so they can go through the jungle. The one in the middle has a crane arm and is holding some strange creature that is dripping black ichor from it. It looks like a great white shark but with scales and teeth where its fins should be. Can I get a perception check or xenology check from somebody?
[00:48:57] – Steven
sure [Cameron: sureee]
[00:48:59] – Laura
Ew. I can do perception
[00:49:00] – Cameron
I can do perception
[00:49:01] – Steven
[overlapping Cameron] I can xenology.
[00:49:02] – Cameron
Can we all percept?
[00:49:03] – Nick
[00:49:05] – Laura
What’s the difficulty again?
[00:49:06] – Nick
-uh- This one’s hard. [Steven: sure] [dice sounds]
[00:49:11] – Nick
Are you rolling preception or xenology Sabos?
[00:49:12] – Steven
Xenology, but it didn’t go well.
[00:49:15] – Nick
Okay so you [Cameron: you suc-] don’t know what this is.
[00:49:16] – Cameron
You succeeded with three threats.
[00:49:18] – Steven
[00:49:19] – Nick
-hhmm- You fall prone. [loud bass sound] [Steven laughs]
[00:49:22] – Cameron
But he knows what [Cameron laughs] it is.
[00:49:23] – Nick
But you know what it is.
[00:49:26] – Laura
Four successes on my perception check. [dice sounds]
[00:49:29] – Hudson
What’s the difficulty of the perception check?
[00:49:31] – Multiple Speakers
Hard [dice sounds]
[00:49:33] – Steven
[muffled] I- throwin’ the side of it.
[00:49:34] – Cameron
One success… for karma.
[00:49:37] – Hudson
Okay I have [Laura and Hudson snicker] a failure.
[00:49:41] – Laura
One of those gets cancelled out.
[00:49:43] – Cameron
It’s [Hudson: I see] a failure, a threat, and a triumph.
[00:49:45] – Hudson
I have a failure, a threat, and a triumph.
[00:49:46] – Nick
Okay so you don’t see anything so Sabos you identify this as a Kersten’s beast. It’s -uh- pretty rare, they like jungle environments and they’re real real real real scary and it’s such a surprise to you that you fall on your ass in the mud. [loud bass sound] There is no mud in this outpost except for one puddle that you managed to find, so your clothes are dirty now.
[00:50:09] – Steven
[00:50:10] – Nick
So Karma and Xianna, you see that han- from this creature hanging -uh- it has thousands of like Millipede legs hanging off the bottom of it [Cameron: ew] and [Laura: Eww] some of them are still kind of twitching. Yeah And that- [Cameron and Laura: ew gross]
[00:50:24] – Steven
I say Hey guys I think this is a Kersten’s beast. They’re pretty fucking scary.
[00:50:28] – Cameron
[00:50:30] – Laura
I can see zat.
[00:50:31] – Steven
[00:50:32] – Cameron
Karma goes no kriff.
[00:50:33] – Laura
I can see it’s weird little leg zings
[00:50:37] – Cameron
There’s so many [Hudson: ccccreepy] legs and so many teeth.
[00:50:40] – Nick
All of the storm troopers snapped to attention as the speeders pulled to a stop at the square around the barracks. You guys are all within probably 40 yards. You’re close enough to see but not close enough that you’re going to draw immediate attention. A squad of storm troopers pile out of one speeder and it’s a mix of white armored storm troopers and the scout troopers and out of the other two speeders who come people who are obviously military but are wearing expeditionary outfits. They are pale like they are used to wearing helmets and have short utilitarian haircuts. Out of the front speeder comes two grizzled looking people you can only assume are locals like the bartender. There’s a man and a woman. They look pretty similar. They have dark lanky hair and a deep tan and scars, just like the bartender did. They were wearing clothes that look like they started as the expeditionary outfit but have been patched together and strengthened with animal hides. their blasters look simple but customized, they’re stripped down to- So there are as little parts that could fail on them as possible but they still seem to be pretty deadly. And as you’re getting all that after a small pause the scarred people look behind them and one more person steps out of the speeder. It’s a Zabrak male. He has facial tattoos but they’re subtle, only a darker brown than his already tanned skin. He has a light blaster strapped to his thigh and a pure white version of the expeditionary outfit on, it’s spotless. There’s an imperial insignia above the left breast. He surveys the crowd that’s gathered. The stormtroopers are all still at attention and looks perplexed for a second, then appears to remember something. He leans back into the lead speeder and pulls out a canteen and… a martini glass. He pours the contents into the glass and tosses the canteen back into the speeder. He sighs to himself -sigh- and waves at everyone to go back to their duties. The two locals that are with him go to cut down the lizard monster. He looks around and says oh boy it sure is good to be home.
[00:52:30] – Nick
And that’s where we’ll end it this time.
[00:52:33] – Cameron
He must a King, he doesn’t have shit all over him. [group laughs]
[00:52:36] – Laura
He doesn’t have shit all over him! [group laughter]
[00:52:43] – Multiple Speakers
[00:52:43] – Nick
Oh my gosh. [group laughter]
[00:52:44] – Hudson
-for the longest time. [group laughter]
[00:52:45] – Nick
[00:52:46] – Cameron
Thanks for listening to [guitar background music] Tabletop Squadron. If you enjoyed our show please consider logging into iTunes and giving us a five star review. Five star reviews will help new listeners to find the show.
Xianna’fan is played by Laura Penrod. She can be found on Twitter at Cheerio_buffet.
Tink is played by Hudson Jameson and he can be found on Twitter at HudsonJameson.
Karma Nailo is played by me, Cameron Robertson. You can find me on Twitter at MidnightMusic13.
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