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Episode 6 I Have Altered The Deal

The transcription provided have been created through a mix of software and manual editing. We have tried our best to indicate overlapping speech, cross-party talk, and interruptions. “In character” speech has been italicized as best as possible.

 

Laura’s character Xianna’fan speaks in somewhat of a French accent.

 

We apologize for any misspellings or mistakes. Please send any corrections, comments, or concerns to tabletopsquadron@gmail.com

 

 

[INTRO MUSIC]

 

[00:18] NICK: Hi everyone, and welcome to Tabletop Squadron, a Star Wars Edge of the Empire actual play podcast. I’m Nick, your game master. 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.

 

[SFX: a guitar plays Darth Vader’s theme as Nick speaks]

 

[00:36} NICK: I just wanted to take a second to thank Molarduck for his very kind iTunes review – only two more to go and we get to release our secret arc; please get out there and review the show!

 

[00:45] We hope you enjoy the episode.

 

[00:47] NICK: Hello everybody and welcome to episode six of Tabletop Squadron. I’m your host Nick. I’m gonna go around the table and everybody introduce themself and their character and if you spent any experience since last time please tell the audience what you did – startin’ off with Laura!

 

[01:04] LAURA: I’m Laura

 

[01:05] NICK: Hi Laura

 

[01:06] LAURA: {laughing} I play Xianna, she’s a Twi’lek and I bought another rank in the skill “Underworld”.

 

[01:14] NICK: ‘Cus you have streetwise.

 

[01:15] LAURA: Well I already have streetwise, this is underworld. It’s an intelligence skill; streetwise is a cunning-based skill.

 

[01:21] NICK: Right, of course

 

[01:21] LAURA: Incase you wanna know how this game works.

 

[01:23] NICK: Yeah, if you wanna know how the game works look at our Instagram, we have all the rules.

 

[01:28] LAURA: Tabletop_squad

 

[01:29] NICK: Yeah, that’s going to be in the outro. And next, uh, Steven!

 

[01:33] STEVEN: Hello

 

[01:34] NICK: Hi Steven.

 

[01:35] STEVEN: Hi, I’m Steven.

 

[01:36] NICK: Hi

 

[01:37] STEVEN: Hi. I am playing the Togruta, Sabos, and also doing what I can to make Nick’s life harder.

 

[01:44] NICK: Of course you are, great. And have you spent any experience?

 

[01:47] STEVEN: Oh yes, yes I did. See this is the part of the making it harder I was talking about. I upgraded my survival which is a cunning skill to two.

 

[01:55] NICK: Ooh, smart.

 

[01:56] STEVEN: No, survival.

 

[01:57] {ALL LAUGH}

 

[02:00] NICK: Aaand next up we got Hudson!

 

[02:02] HUDSON: Hi, I’m Hudson. It’s great to be here, Nick.

 

[02:05] NICK: Great, good to have ya.

 

[02:07: HUDSON: I’m playing a Gigoran named Tink. I did not use any of my experience points, opting to horde them.

 

[02:13] {ALL LAUGH}

 

[02:13] ??: Haudoll – what?

 

[02:14] LAURA?: Like some sort of fluffy dragon.

 

[02:17] HUDSON: Yes.

 

[02:18] NICK: Great. And last up but not least we have Cameron.

 

[02:22] CAMERON: Hello.

 

[02:23] NICK: Hi.

 

[02:24] CAMERON: I’m Cameron. I’m playing Karma, she’s a Nautolan bounty hunter and I upgraded my cool skill to rank two.

 

[02:33] NICK: Nifty keen. Alright, let’s go ahead and do the destiny roll!

 

[02:40] STEVEN: Sure, why not

 

[02:41] {DICE ROLLING}

 

[02:42] NICK: {GASPS} Nooo!

 

[02:43] STEVEN: Going good so far, one dark side.

 

[02:45] {DICE ROLLING}

 

[02:46] STEVEN: Okay, another dark side.

 

[02:47] LAURA: Oh, come on!

 

[02:50] CAMERON: Another dark side

 

[02:50] STEVEN: Another dark side

 

[02:51] NICK: Oh my

 

[02:50] HUDSON: Going to need to save y’all here.

 

[02:50] {DICE ROLLING}

 

[02:51] STEVEN: And another dark side! We did great.

 

[02:54] NICK: Yees, excellent.

 

[02:55] LAURA: These dice didn’t listen to us. We tried to get the bad rolls out and then we primed the dice-

 

[03:00] CAMERON: It didn’t work.

 

[03:01] LAURA: – by putting the two light side up to encourage it and let it know what we expected out of it.

 

[03:05] CAMERON: I don’t think it-

 

[03:06] NICK: How’d that work out for you?

 

[03:07] CAMERON & LAURA: Not well.

 

[03:09] STEVEN: We have lots of dark side.

 

[03:10] CAMERON: None of us rolled two dark sides.

 

[03:11] NICK: Well, there you go.

 

[03:13] CAMERON: So…

 

[03:13] NICK: Mediocrity. Wonderful.

 

[03:14] CAMERON: Hey, maybe we got-

 

[03:15] STEVEN: I mean we did pretty good at failing, just not as good as we could have.

 

[03:19] NICK: Hmm. Great. Great. I’ll uh, be happy to use those this session.

 

[03:22] CAMERON: Great.

 

[03:24] STEVEN: I’m sure it’ll go well.

 

[03:24] NICK: I’m sure it’ll come up. Though, if you remember, last time we went on an adventure into the jungle, little bit of a man hunt. You got into a gunfight with Leera and Williams, the officer and the…

 

[03:38] LAURA: Trooper.

 

[03:39] NICK: Trooper. Stormtrooper, that’s what she’s called. And you murdered Leera by having a tree eat her, proving that Mills was not crazy and the trees actually are alive and extremely dangerous, and you opted to let Williams go and fake his death without Mills noticing and you loaded a corpse into the back of your speeder and you are headed back to the outpost. So, we’ll pick up there. Ummm-

 

[04:07] HUDSON: What model of speeder?

 

[04:10] NICK: It’s a big one.

 

[04:11] STEVEN: Good.

 

[04:12] NICK: A six-seater with offroad skids.

 

[04:14] HUDSON: Save the model T4 made the people wanna go, wanna get, wanna get, wanna get up and go!

 

[04:18] LAURA: NO!

 

[04:19] {ALL LAUGH}

 

[04:21] STEVEN: I’m liking where this is going.

 

[04:23] NICK: Uhhh, alright! So we open on a jungle treetop with a reddening late afternoon sun overhead. You hear the drone of a single speeder beneath the trees. One of the trees groans and begins to lean but another tree whips its branches around, tangling with the trunk. The trees snap at each other. There’s the sound of a blaster rifle being fired. Bolts blast up through the trees which stop moving and some strange monkey creatures with lobster tails go skidding along the canopy. Our viewpoint drops through the trees into the dim jungle. A speeder is whipping through the undergrowth, dodging fallen logs and undergrowth. Occasionally the elevation changes and the speeder lurches upwards on the metal skids which cover the bottom, designed for just that purpose. Inside the speeder we see our heroes with Mills, their companion. The speeder roars past the camera and from the rear we see a large crate affixed to the back. The speeder hits a bump and a bloody arm in Stormtrooper gear falls out of the trunk, swaying back and forth in the momentum of travel. So, you are driving back.

 

[05:21] LAURA: Did we pick up Spark Duelson when he died or did we just leave him laying there?

 

[05:27] NICK: That’s a good question, you never really mentioned it.

 

[05:28] LAURA: I don’t remember. I looted his body-

 

[05:31] NICK: Mmhmm.

 

[05:31] LAURA: – behind the speeder.

 

[05:34] CAMERON: I’m going to say I tossed him up on the back of the speeder.

 

[05:37] NICK: Okay, so is he just like Weekend at Bernie’s in the back seat right now?

 

[05:37] LAURA: I would not have.

 

[05:40] CAMERON: Yeah. I felt, I just, felt bad, I mean I’m sure he has a mom somewhere who’s worried about him and this is really going to hit her hard that her son was both a failure in the Empire and is now dead.

 

[05:51] NICK: Mmhmm.

 

[05:53] CAMERON: So… ya know.

 

[05:54] NICK: So, who’s in – I know Tink is driving, we settled that last time. Mills is in the seat next to him and then who’s stuck in the back seat with the corpse?

 

[05:57] CAMERON: Sabos.

 

[05:58] LAURA: Yeah.

 

[06:01] STEVEN: He’s touching my my forehead tail!

 

[06:03] {LAUGHTER}

 

[06:04] LAURA: In case you haven’t noticed, Xianna likes to call things and she almost certainly saw Karma putting the body into the back seat and was immediately like “Middle seat! I call middle seat! I do not want to seat with the dead body.

 

[06:20] STEVEN: I don’t want to either…

 

[06:22] LAURA: Yes, but you see I called it first, so… that is how that works.

 

[06:26] NICK: Those are the rules. Mills slots his blaster rifle into the little cubby under the dashboard and you all have those big helicopter earphones on with the like wrap-around microphones so you can talk to each other over the noise of the speeder. He says, “Well, that was interesting. I’m glad ya got to see what the plant life of this planet can really do.

 

[06:46] CAMERON: Do any of us have ears? Like real ears that can – are these made for human ears because like I have ear cones so they probably would stick out on the ear cones and thinking about it, no one knows if Togrutas and Nautolans have actual ears or what, and he’s just fur so like I’m sure he has ears somewhere in there.

 

[07:09] HUDSON: They’re buried in there through.

 

[07:10] LAURA: He probably knows where they are though so if he was putting on a headset he just like smooshes them in, just like sways them side to side.

 

[07:14] HUDSON: He just has – he just has them strapped to his nipples in the front. That’s where Gigorans hear from.

 

[07:19] CAMERON: I don’t-

 

[07:20] NICK: Not quite.

 

[07:20] LAURA: I’m sure they’re on its head and he just has to, like-

 

[07:23] HUDSON: Yeah I just have to like,

 

[07:24] LAURA: – circle them around to get the hair out of the way but the rest of us are probably having them like awkwardly positioned around tentacles and ear cones to try and make them fit.

 

[07:25] CAMERON: ‘Cus I don’t, so, I have a comm link and I have like, I have one of the ear ones that’s hidden so it’s not like on my wrist but it’s just somewhere up in my tentacles where – with whatever the ear is. So I probably have like a couple of tentacles in front of them and a couple behind them and they’re weirdly far back on my head.

 

[07:55] NICK: This is great, so everyone’s wearing their earphones just kinda like at a weird angle.

 

[08:01] CAMERON: Yeah.

 

[08:02] STEVEN: It makes my first and fourth head tail more prominent ‘cause it pushes it up.

 

[08:05] CAMERON: What, how do yours work ‘cause you have some head tails on top?

 

[08:06] LAURA: Let’s not wear your-

 

[08:08] STEVEN: Yeah I don’t know {laughs}

 

[08:09] LAURA: I don’t think he understands how the head tails work!

 

[08:11] CAMERON: You have them like, there’s like, to go in between the two pointy bits-

 

[08:14] STEVEN: Yeah, it’s-

 

[08:15] CAMERON: – {laughing} so you have like one on your nose and one on the back of your head…

 

[08:18] STEVEN: Yeah, it’s tough.

 

[08:19] LAURA: No it’s probably like, angled so that the band that connects them is like-

 

[08:23] STEVEN: Is on my forehead.

 

[08:24] LAURA: – is on the forehead?

 

[08:24] STEVEN: Yeah.

 

[08:24] CAMERON: Or like he’s one of these super cool who has the band, like, below his chin-

 

[08:25] LAURA: Oh he has them below?

 

[08:29] CAMERON: And it’s like a beard of-

 

[08:30] STEVEN: Is special headphone just cut outs, or?

 

[08:33] CAMERON: No, we’re – we’re –

 

[08:34] NICK: These are just standard-

 

[08:35] CAMERON: – we’re at an Empire outpost, they don’t particularly like aliens. None of these were made for anyone with-

 

[08:39] NICK: They’re definitely designed for humans.

 

[08:41] STEVEN: {“Oh well” NOISES}

 

[08:43] NICK: So do you guys have anything you wanna debrief about while you’re on the speeder back?

 

[08:46] CAMERON: I’m leaning against the wall of the speeder with my head in my hand breathing deeply. I don’t look too good.

 

[08:52] NICK: Yeah, you got shot a whole bunch last episode.

 

[08:56] CAMERON: Yeah.

 

[08:57] NICK: Yeah, so there’s-

 

[08:58] CAMERON: I’m looking a little green.

 

[08:59] NICK: Aahhhahahaha {OTHERS LAUGH} There’s probably-

 

[09:01] CAMERON: But it’s because I’m a Nautolan and not because I’m sick.

 

[09:03] NICK: – some char marks going down the side of the inside of the speeder from rubbing off the massive wounds that you have.

 

[09:11] CAMERON: Both in the back I think. I think I got shot in the back twice.

 

[09:15] NICK: Yeah.

 

[09:16] CAMERON: Yup, so I’m kind of leaning away from the back of the seat, too, so I’m not leaning against the wounds. I don’t look particularly chatty at the moment.

 

[09:24] LAURA: I do look at Sabos and go “You owe me four stim packs.”

 

[09:28] STEVEN: I’ll get right on that.

 

[09:30] LAURA: “I healed you, you should owe me.”

 

[09:33] STEVEN: I don’t disagree, I shuffle through my bag looking at my inventory. It does not include any stim packs.

 

[09:41] LAURA: “Then buy them.”

 

[09:42] STEVEN: We’re not at a store right now

 

[09:44] LAURA: “We will be!”

 

[09:45] STEVEN: Noted.

 

[09:46] LAURA: “That is why I said you owe me. Future tense.”

 

[09:50] HUDSON: “Sabos, I think she, I think she wants you to get some stim packs for her.”

 

[09:50] STEVEN: “I will. I will get some stim packs as soon as I get enough credits to buy the stim packs.”

 

[09:57] CAMERON: Y’all sound like my kids.

 

[10:00] {LAUGHTER}

 

[10:01] NICK: We’ll use that as the transition. So, the speeder goes whipping off through the trees and we have a swipe cut, the speeder goes right to left on the screen and the transition swipes with the speeder to reveal the clearing for Outpost 4! As you pull into the clearing you see that there are three Stormtroopers posted outside of the Afternoon Delight, your starwin pleasure yacht. While they are obviously on guard duty they don’t react as you burst out of the final growths of the jungle and into the clearing around the outpost. There are two more Scout Troopers by the main gate which is still open and they wave you through without incident after a hand signal from Mills. He has taken off his bandanna and is using it to wipe the camouflage paint from his face. He says, “Park us in the square. I’ll take the body to the morgue and you go report to Falx.”

 

[10:48] CAMERON: “Bodies.”

 

[10:50] NICK: “Oh, right. Sparks. Yeah, yeah okay. I’ll take the bodies to the morgue.”

 

[10:55] CAMERON: “Thank you.”

 

[10:58] NICK: So the speeder, Tink, I guess you set it down in the square in the middle of the outpost?

 

[11:01] HUDSON: Yeah. Throw the keys in.

 

[11:04] NICK: Okay. Mills immediately piles out and detaches the big crate that’s on the back and just starts dragging that off to the side and then remembers Sparks and goes back and goes “Well, that’s the third one this month.” and just grabs the guy and starts dragging him towards a, it looks like a low-slung building off towards one of the barrier walls. You hear him mumbling about having to make multiple trips, he doesn’t seem particularly enthused.

 

[11:30] CAMERON: “I’m not surprised they don’t last long if that’s the level, like the of caliber people they’re at.”

 

[11:36] LAURA: “Only three a month?” I’m trying to get out of the speeder. “That seems low.”

 

[11:42] STEVEN?: “Have you seen those trees?”

 

[11:42] HUDSON: “Karma, do you need some help getting out of there?”

 

[11:43] LAURA: “Like, yeah, those trees?”

 

[11:45] CAMERON: “Yes please.”

 

[11:47] HUDSON: I picked up Karma.

 

[11:48] NICK: You just pick her up?

 

[11:49] HUDSON: Yeah I pick her up to bring her uh, wherever we’re going.

 

[11:52] STEVEN: Her blood soaking into your fur, staining it forever.

 

[11:55] HUDSON: Not forever, I have Space Tide.

 

[11:57] {LAUGHTER}

 

[11:59] LAURA: He’s got some space bleach.

 

[12:01] NICK: He’s got a Tide, a Tide pen that’s a laser.

 

[12:04] HUDSON: In the future Tide pods are actually edible.

 

[12:06] {ALL LAUGH}

 

[12:08] CAMERON: Oh no.

 

[12:09] NICK: Okay, you head towards the mansion, I guess?

 

[12:13] HUDSON: Yeah, we head towards the mansion to report back.

 

[12:15] LAURA: Before we go in, Xianna does look at Sabos and Tink and points at both of them and is like “Neither of you two talk. Be quiet. Be seen, but not heard!”

 

[12:30] HUDSON: “What did I do?”

 

[12:31] LAURA: “You two are bad at the talking!”

 

[12:35] HUDSON: “What!”

 

[12:36] STEVEN: I’m a really good driver.

 

[12.37] LAURA: “Sure. Sure you are. But the talking you are not good at. Please, let me talk – and maybe Karma. If she can talk.”

 

[12:46] STEVEN: “So should we maybe not mention how we got the-”

 

[12:48] LAURA: “No. Do not talk. Do not say anything. Look pretty, okay?”

 

[12:53] HUDSON: “She can’t talk because she’s bleeding to death in my arms! I should be able to talk because I’m fine.”

 

[12:57] LAURA: “No. No no no no. Just be pretty. Do not talk. Okay?”

[13:02] HUDSON: “I’m covered in blood. I will neither be pretty, nor will I refuse to talk!”

 

[13:07] CAMERON: “I don’t look very pretty right now either, Tink, it’s alright.”

 

[13:10] NICK: And with that we’ll cut to the next thing. There is a… star wipe. Why not? We’ll do a star wipe and it cuts to the group standing in a well-appointed office. It’s all fur and dark wood and Falx is leaning back in a chair behind a large desk with his feet up. He’s wearing a black imperial uniform which seems to have been tailored to make him look athletic and imposing. He takes a sip from a martini glass and gestures for you to speak

 

[13:39] STEVEN: “Falx!”

 

[13:40] NICK: “Well hi! It seems like you’ve made it to- Woah! What happened to your fishy friend?”

 

[13:44] LAURA: “Oh, do not worry about her. She will be fine.”

 

[13:47] NICK: “I could, uh, call for a medic or something?”

 

[13:50] CAMERON: “Yes. Yes please. Yes please”

 

[13:52] LAURA: “That would be good. Thank you.”

 

[13:54] CAMERON: “Do that.”

 

[13:55] NICK: Alright, so he reached under the desk and presses something and a little while later you see someone in a, it looks like an officer’s uniform but it’s all white and has a little like red cross on it, and that person says “Lean the, lean the patient over here please, put her down in this chair, I’ll see what I can do.” And so there’s a chair and he folds the back down so there’s more of a stool, and as Karma sits on it he starts to take out bacta and peel back the armour and probably helps you out of the outer layer and starts stitching you up and doing random medical things.

 

[14:24] CAMERON: Fun.

 

[14:25] NICK: Okay so can somebody make me a check with three greens and a yellow please?

 

[14:31] CAMERON: What difficulty?

 

[14:33] NICK: Just a simple check. This is for the medic. Medic checks are simple.

 

[14:37] {DICE NOISES}

 

[14:40] CAMERON: Four successes, two advantages.

 

[14:44] NICK: Great, so you’re going to get four health back and then he also uses a bunch of bacta on you so you get an additional ten health back because bacta packs are awesome!

 

[14:53] CAMERON: Aw yeah.

 

[14:54] NICK: So you should be back to full but that’s gonna be over the course of the scene, you’ll be under medical attention for the whole time.

 

[14:59] CAMERON: Okay.

 

[14:59] NICK: Like you hear the medic kinda mumbling to himself as he sees under the armour about how much he’s having to use all this bacta and who knows when the next shipment will be and he starts stitching. It hurts, but this has happened before.

 

[15:12] CAMERON: Yeah.

 

[15:13] NICK: You’re pretty used to this.

 

[15:14] CAMERON: No biggie. It’s better if you don’t move.

 

[15:15] NICK: So Falx kicks his feet back up onto the desk and takes a sip of his martini and says “So! It appears that you met some resistance. What happened?”

 

[15:24] LAURA: “Well-”

 

[15:24] HUDSON: “Did you know the trees move?”

 

[15:27] NICK: “Oh, yeah, unfortunate feature of our lovely home on Unroola Dawn. I probably shoulda told you about that before time.”

 

[15:34] LAURA: “Well… yes. Umm… but, the people we were sent to obtain, they fought back a little bit and they are both…. Dead.”

 

[15:46] NICK: “Ooooh wow. Okay. I was-”

 

[15:48] LAURA: “One of the bodies was together enough to bring back, the other one just some… little bits.”

 

[15:55] NICK: “Did you bring the little bits?”

 

[15:58] LAURA: “I think so.”

 

[15:08] CAMERON: I feel like Karma has them in her pack.

 

[16:01] NICK: Okay. Do you show them?

 

[16:03] LAURA: I’m pretty we got the hat?

 

[16:06] CAMERON: We got the hat and his bloody uniform and, yeah.

 

[16:08] LAURA: And his insignia – his rank insignia.

 

[16:13] STEVEN: The tree claimed most of the little bits.

 

[16:15] CAMERON: I try not to move and I just I pull a pouch that has them in it and just like gently toss it to Xianna ‘cause I’m being stitched.

 

[16:23] LAURA: Xianna kinda like pulls back, is like “Ew!”

 

[16:25] CAMERON: “It’s on a pouch.”

 

[16:27] LAURA: Still she’s like “ew” and picks up with two little fingers and like puts it on his desk and is like “I threw a grenade… sorry.”

 

[16:35] NICK: Falx opens the bag and very nonchalantly pulls out the bloody scraps of fabric-

 

[16:40] HUDSON: “Ew! Gross!”

 

[16:41] NICK: – and puts it back in the bag.

 

[16:43] LAURA: “I know.”

 

[16:45] NICK: “I’ll have to ask Sparks about exactly what happened. Where is he?”

 

[16:47] LAURA: “Oh, by the way… uh…. Sparks is also…. Dead. One of those weird furball scorpion crab thingies got him while we were being attacked by the trees.

 

[17:01] STEVEN: “Ah, tasty creatures but fiesty.”

 

[17:03] NICK: “Yeah, I – I, wow. Racked up quite a body count on this pretty simple job.”

 

[17:10] LAURA: “We were not aware the trees were murderous.”

 

[17:14] CAMERON: “Your five Troopers are dead too.”

 

[17:15] NICK: “Yeah I guess… that’s why I sent you all.”

 

[17:17] LAURA: “Mills also seemed to have some sort of war flashback and ran off into the trees for a bit.”

 

[17:23] NICK: “Haha! Oh that Mills, such a card. He was probably testing you. He does that to me from time to time.” The camera cuts to Mills in the morgue and he’s just dumping Sparks’ body in what looks like – it’s like a freezer container but it looks kinda like a dumpster and one of the legs is sticking out at a weird angle and he’s just “Man, someday I’ll have to stop doing this.” And he’s, like, hitting it down with a broom to try to get it into the freezer. And the camera cuts back to you all.

 

[17:52] HUDSON: Wooooow…

 

[17:53] LAURA: I’m glad none of our characters saw that.

 

[17:55] NICK: “So, there’s no one to collaborate your story?”

 

[17:59] LAURA: “Mills was there when I accidentally blew up Williams, so… He also saw Leera get murdered by the tree.”

 

[18:07] HUDSON: “Did you say collaborate the story or corro-”

 

[18:10] NICK: “Corroborate the story.”

 

[18:12] HUDSON: Ah.

 

[18:13] HUDSON: Corrob- Ahh.

 

[18:13] NICK: Corroborate.

 

[18:14] {ALL LAUGH}

 

[18:15] NICK: “Ah, Tink, you finally speak!”

 

[18:16] LAURA: And she’s like poking Tink and she’s like “Nooooooooo.”

 

[18:21] HUDSON: I glare.

 

[18:21] NICK: “I thought from all the bloodstains that maybe you’d been wounded!”

 

[18:24] HUDSON: “Oh no, just carrying Karma.”

 

[18:27] NICK: “Ahh- ohh. Right. Well I’m glad you all made it back. I kind of send you on a suicide mission and then right after you left I felt sorta bad, which is weird for me!”

 

[18:38] LAURA: “Umm… Thank you?”

 

[18:41] STEVEN: “Yeah, uh… we’ll just take the payment?”

 

[18:45] NICK: “Right. Yeah we can… probably make that happen. So, just to recap: the officer I trusted died beforehand, and the two people I sent you to get died, and one of them you brought back a hat and Mills, who honestly is not the most reliable of fellas, will have to answer this later. But did I miss anything?”

 

[19:06] CAMERON: “Ummm… was-”

 

[19:07] LAURA: “Wait, was Duelson was a trusted officer? I thought he was like, a private he was, like, so young.”.

 

[19:15] NICK: “By trusted I mean he was too scared of me to lie to me.”

 

[19:19] LAURA: “Oh! I understand now.”

 

[19:21] NICK: “I don’t know if you could tell, but he was my snitch, my patsy, the one to tell me what was goin on.”

 

[19:26] LAURA: “Oh no! It is never good when you lose your snitch.”

 

[19:31] CAMERON: Karma thinks back on all the information that Spark Duelson told us before he died about secret codes and leaving the base and everything and is like yeah I could see how he’d be a good snitch – but says it silently to herself.

 

[19:42] NICK: So I’m gonna need a deception check, probably from Xianna and one other person-

 

[19:49] LAURA: Can do.

 

[19:50] NICK: Or Tink or Karma can help ‘cause you two are the ones that talked the most.

 

[19:55] STEVEN: That’s good because I don’t deceive.

 

[19:57] LAURA: Do you have any deception?

 

[19:58] HUSDON: No.

[19:58] LAURA: Okay.

 

[19:59] HUDSON: I have none.

 

[20:00] LAURA: What’s the difficulty?

 

[20:01] NICK: It’s gonna be three purple.

 

[20:03] CAMERON: Are we both making checks, or am I helping Xianna?

 

[20:05] NICK: It’s an assistance.

 

[20:06] CAMERON: Okay. Take a blue ‘cause-

 

[20:07] NICK: It’s a blue.

 

[20:08] CAMERON: – you’re better at deception than me, so.

 

[20:10] HUDSON: Everything I said was a hundred percent true – weird monkeys, weird trees.

 

[20:17] LAURA: Three successes.

 

[20:18] NICK: Alright, he uh, thinks for a minute and scratches at one of his head spikes and says “Well! Sounds pretty trustworthy to me! Glad you made it back in once piece.”

 

[20:28] HUDSON: “Are you?”

 

[20:30] NICK: “Yeah, I think we’re friends.”

 

[20:33] LAURA: “Yes, yes we are.” And Xianna smiles.

 

[20:35] CAMERON: Karma gives a pained look as something happens to her back.

 

[20:40] SIMON: You got shot a lot.

 

[20:41] NICK: Yeah, the medic kinda tugs on one of your head tentacles-

 

[20:44] CAMERON: {Pained hissing noise}

 

[20:44] NICK: “Stand still. Or sit still.”

 

[20:46] CAMERON: “I’m sitting.”

 

[20:47] NICK: He’s, he’s got a lot of blood probably like up to his elbow as he’s digging around in there.

 

[20:52] CAMERON: “And I’m not moving, you’re wiggling.”

 

[20:54] NICK: “Look, I can make this – we can do this the easy way or the hard way, either way it’s gonna hurt” and you flinch again as he digs deeper in there. You’re not sure why he’s digging in there because it wasn’t bullets so there’s nothing in there to dig out but, uh-

 

[21:09] LAURA: Tree bark.

 

[21:10] NICK: Could be. He’s making sure it’s not infected. With his hands.

 

[21:12] HUDSON: Aren’t there weird tree spores n’ shit?

 

[21:16] NICK: Yes. There are.

 

[21.16] CAMERON: Yes, that’s true. He’s disinfecting.

 

[21:19] NICK: Oh, speaking of the weird tree spores, in the office you notice one of those like humming heat lamp things that they use for it is hanging from the ceiling and you didn’t notice it at first because it was behind like a light fixture but it’s the same kinda technology, so, it’s the kinda thing where Falx, in his home setup would be able to basically be decontaminated constantly, all the time.

 

[21:40] NICK: “Well, this would be a well-executed mission except for a couple of small things.” And he presses a button under his desk and you see the pudgey quartermaster walk in and Falx says “Why don’t you tell my good friends what you told me, Quartermaster?” and the pudgy quartermaster goes “Okay, so, I was thinking back about these transactions that these people made with me and realised I recognise that Togruta,” and he points at Sabos “when I was the quartermaster at Outpost 2, he’s the one who came in and tried to make some trade agreement for his little colony.”

 

[22:18] STEVEN: “Not little. Well, I mean smaller than- Okay fine.”

 

[22:22] LAURA: The moment he starts talking Xianna immediately sighs because in her head it’s like “you always deny everything! You stay silent, you deny, you ask for a lawyer.”

 

[22:33] HUDSON: “You mean Osaron?”

 

[22:36] NICK: “Yeah, that’s the stupid place. Look, he said they were going to trade exotic goods for basic supplies and we sent a good faith payment, and he never sent anything back. It happens from time to time, and then that idiot came back!”

 

[22:52] STEVEN: “I assure you, I did send my side of the deal back. I sent one of my best pilots.”

 

[22:57] HUDSON: Roll deception?

 

[22:58] NICK: Yeah.

 

[22:59] CAMERON: Well did, did you actually?

 

[23:01] STEVEN: No.

 

[23:04] STEVEN: I, I don’t have anything at all.

 

[23:10] LAURA: And at this moment Xianna’s like leaning over to Karma and whispers to her “Wait, is he actually a con artist? That would make so much more sense.”

 

[23:20] STEVEN: How hard is it?

 

[23:21] NICK: Three purple.

 

[23:22] HUDSON: Haaaaa!

 

[23:23] CAMERON: Karma whispers back “He’d be better at lying.”

 

[23:24] NICK: Also two black die because he’s already done a bunch of research on this ahead of time.

 

[23:30] STEVEN: Sure.

 

[23:31] HUDSON: If you pass this check I’ll like, get nekkid and do cartwheels.

 

[23:34] NICK: Oh, and wouldn’t it be cool if you had some light side points to flip, which you don’t. So let’s go ahead and flip a dark side point.

 

[23:40] STEVEN: Damnit this isn’t streetwise or knowledge, that sucks. {HUDSON LAUGHING} Uhhhhhhh… uhhhhhhhhhh…

 

[23:47] LAURA: Oh, that is a sad, sad roll.

 

[23:48] STEVEN: ‘Kay, this is fine.

 

[23:50] LAURA: Oh no. Three greens, two black, two purple and one red.

 

[23:55] HUDSON: Three purples or-

 

[23:56] LAURA: No, two purples ‘cause I upgraded.

 

[23:57] HUDSON: Oh, two.

 

[23:58] STEVEN: Okay this is cool.

 

[23:59] {SHAKING DICE}

 

[24:00] STEVEN: “I totally sent your shipment with one of my best pilots.”

 

[24:04] {ROLLING DICE}

 

[24:06] STEVEN: Okay, so there’s a lot of advantages-

 

[24:08] CAMERON: You did not….

 

[24:08] STEVEN: – but I did end up failing a couple times. So uh, I have two failures and an advantage?

 

[24:14] CAMERON: Two advantages.

 

[24:15] STEVEN: Two failures, two advantages.

 

[24:16] NICK: Okay. Uhhh…

 

[24:17] STEVEN: “Uhh, I’m lying! He was actually not one of my best pilots.”

 

{ALL LAUGH}

 

[24:22] NICK: Yeah, so… be thinking about how you want to spend those advantages. And it’s not that you can make people believe you. Falx’s Smile gets real wide and he says “That’ll be all, Quartermaster,” and the guy goes “{sigh} thanks for using my lunch break.” and wanders out. And Falx says “So, obviously quite a bit of money! Standard support package, that’s about a hundred thousand credits.

 

[24:45] LAURA: “What!” Xianna previously like, had her like elbow on an armchair, like, forehead in her hand just like sighing down and then immediately goes like “Why did you do that!”

 

[24:58] CAMERON: Karma hisses again.

 

[24:59] STEVEN: “Let’s just say I was – I was busy executing other trade deals and uh, well I haven’t yet come up with my side. As soon as I get back to Osaron I promise I’ll do it, wh- what type of thing would you be interested in?”

 

[25:16] NICK: “We’ll deal with that here in a second. There’s going to be an easier way to repay you debt.

 

[25:19] STEVEN: “Oh. I’m happy.”

 

[25:22] NICK: “But before that -” he pressed something under his desk and you see a holo camera pop up, and he presses a button. There’s the little dialing tone which is like a little spinning imperial gear logo, and then a hologram of a guy’s torso, facing towards Falx, shows up. And you can see a reflection in the window behind him so you can so you can see the whole guy and it is a large gentleman with a little bit of a paunch, wearing a black imperial uniform very similar to Falx’s and he’s got bushy hair and really big mutton chops that also look like his hair – so he has kinda like Whoville looking hair if it was combed down and then big mutton chops, and then he has a big eyepatch that takes up about a quarter of his face. And Falx says “Ah yes, Regional Governor Silpin. I remember you sent me a missive a while ago. Could you explain to me again about that robbery last year? I may have found a lead for you.

 

[26:16] LAURA: “Oh shit!”

 

[26:17] NICK: And uh, Silpin starts talking and he has a low but kind of whiny voice, and he says, “Well, you know that we had this problem a while ago with some sort of Twi’lek con artist thief, and she came in and she seduced me, and she stole a whole bunch of documents that should not ever see the light of the sun, and then she stole all my wife’s jewellery – she almost left me because of that! I had to spend so much money to get it back, and it was a purple Twi’lek, and I don’t remember her name, but it was pretty bad, she wore this big coat and she was real pretty and look what happened to me now; I used to be stationed somewhere nice, and now I’m here on Unroola Dawn because of the embarrassment. You know all of this, I’m sure you’re just trying to make fun of me but if you do have any information I will kill the heck out of that person and have them tortured for a very long time. I’ve been developing torture droids specifically for this.”

 

[27:13] NICK: And Falx says “Tell you what, I’m going to dig into that a little more and get back to you.” And he slides the camera back down into its compartment.

 

[27:18] LAURA: The moment he puts it down Xianna like holds a finger up and is like “Okay, in my defense the wife gave me most of the jewellery. I don’t think he wants to know that I was also seducing her.”

 

[27:31] NICK: “In the long run that may be a little irrelevant.”

 

[27:34] LAURA: “It may actually make things worse now that I think about it. He might not appreciate that fact.”

 

[27:40] NICK: So, Falx pulls a few tumblers up from under his desk. His desk is pretty much clear but for some reason all the storage seems to be just under it, and he pulls some tumblers out and pulls a decanter of blue clear fluid and pours, just in a circle, it spills on the desk a little bit as he fills up the glasses, he kinda taps them towards y’all. Karma, at this point the medic kinda slaps on your back and it doesn’t hurt, because of all the bacta it’s pretty numb and cold; it kinda feels like when you put that aloe gel in a sunburn where it’s like cold and a little stingy but mostly numb.

 

[27:11] CAMERON: Mmm, nice.

 

[28:12] NICK: And the medic says “That’s the best I can do.” And he walks out of the room and you realise that his face never changed at all during that process, like he’s very practised at not listening or at least not reacting to these things. And he’s gone, and you can put your armour back on. And Falx says, “You might as well have a drink because we have a lot to talk about.”

 

[28:32] STEVEN: I like your style, Falx.”

 

[28:34] NICK: “That’s great. I don’t particularly like yours, you don’t seem to be very good at this.”

 

[28:39] STEVEN: “Well, I’m doing the best I can for my small little colony.”

 

[28:43] LAURA: While this is happening Xianna takes a glass for her, and then takes one and hands it to Karma and like, shoves it into her hand, and has to like pull her hand up into the glass to hold it.

 

[28:55] STEVEN: Oh I’ll take the, I just grab the drink off the desk pretty immediately.

 

[29:00] HUDSON: I take the drink off the desk.

 

[29:01] CAMERON: Karma leans back into the armchair. Keeps on holding the drink, but doesn’t drink it.

 

[29:07] NICK: Okay. If you take a sip of it, it’s like teeth-hurtingly sweet and you can’t taste alcohol in it at all, but your vision lags slightly, like it’s very, very, very strong.

 

[29:20] HUDSON: So I pour a little bit of it onto the blood on my fur and rub it around to see if it gets the blood out.

 

[29:25] NICK: It turns purple, because of the red-brownish blood it turns this weird purple sludgy kind of colour and just kind of stains you like Teletubby.

 

[29:33] HUDSON: Can I get a towel?

 

[29:35] NICK: Falx shakes his head to himself and says “Loveable scamp!” and he claps and the protocol droid from the night before waddles out with like a really nice napkin like before and says “Oh, you rang?” and Falus says, “Give him the napkin!” and the droid whose face doesn’t move still manages to look mortified and hands it over and hang his head and then waddles out of the room.

 

[29:58] HUDSON: I wipe the blood off and thank Falx.

 

[30:01] STEVEN: I see him do that so I dip my headtail in the glass to, just to see what happens.

 

[30:06] NICK: Umm, it’s like dipping your forehead in windex, it’s blue and drippy.

 

[30:11] STEVEN: Yeaahh.

 

[30:13] CAMERON: Whyyyyy

 

[30:14] LAURA: The moment they are doing this Xianna just looks down into her glass and and then just downs the whole thing.

 

[30:18] NICK: It’s good. It is very good, it is extremely strong. You’ve had it before – what is it called?

 

[30:26] LAURA: Ooooh! Okay, so it’s –

 

[30:27] CAMERON: You said it’s blue?

 

[30:28] LAURA: -it’s blue-

 

[30:29] NICK: It’s blue and clear.

 

[30:30] LAURA: And it’s strong, hmm….

 

[30:32] STEVEN: It’s not the star thing, is it?

 

[30:33] ALL: No

 

[30:34] LAURA: A Naboo Sky.

 

[30: 36] NICK: A Naboo Sky. ‘Cause yea, Falx is the kind of guy who keeps named mixed drinks in a decanter, that makes sense.

 

[30:42] CAMERON: Yeah.

 

[30:44] LAURA: Well because he’s got a Thermos with martinis in it.

 

[30:45] CAMERON: They’re the kind of alcohol mixed drinks that are all alcohol-

 

[30:50] NICK: Mhm

 

[30:51] CAMERON: So you can just keep it in a decanter.

 

[30:55] {ALL AGREE}

 

[30:55] NICK: So, you have a Naboo Sky, you know that these things are like, if you wanna get super drunk you have one, and he just poured out quite a bit. And he finished his martini, pours some of the blue drink into it and has a sip of that. He says, “So, obviously the deal has changed. It’s a pretty strange coincidence that you all are here, but at the same time the galaxy seems to work in mysterious ways. I could have you killed; I could have you detained. That doesn’t really serve my purposes. So, here’s what we’re gonna do.” he points to a large crate by the doorway with a briefcase on top of it. You didn’t really notice it on the way in. “That large crate contains the Stonebreaker. Take it. Do whatever you need with it, I wouldn’t be able to sell it anyway. I’m sure Sentinel will get in touch with you pretty soon after you’re out of here. Here’s the catch: before you do whatever you’re supposed to do with him, I need you to deliver my briefcase to some of my business associates.” He reaches under the table and pulls out like a small datapad and slides it on the desk to where you can reach it pretty easily. “The coordinates are on here. You make this payment for me, and do it quickly, and I’ll ignore some of these other coincidences that has popped up. You delay my delivery, force me to get involved with the people that want that briefcase, and I call back Regional Governor Silpin, give him all the knowledge I have, and tack on the money that this Togruta owes the Empire to help him finance a taskforce. He’s a boring man, but tenacious. I’m sure you know all about that.” and he winks at Xianna.

 

[32:21] LAURA: Xianna is like “Hm. Very boring. Yes.”

 

[32:25] NICK: “I’ll give you a head start, but it would be inconvenient, maybe fatal, for you all to rebel. He leans back in his chair.

 

[32:33] LAURA: Xianna like is nodding, takes the datapad, is like “I understand. We will do your briefcase delivery fast. ASAP.”

 

[32:41] STEVEN: What’s in the briefcase?

 

[32:43] NICK: “I wouldn’t worry about that.”

 

[32:45] CAMERON: Karma’s now worried about it.

 

[32:47] LAURA: Xianna’s fine because it’s a briefcase, so there’s probably no people inside of it.

 

[32:51] CAMERON: That’s why Karma’s worried.

 

[32:53] HUDSON: “Just to make sure we don’t know these business partners, who are the business partners?”

 

[32:58] NICK: “Oh, it’s just a small crime syndicate from the outer rim. Some people who’ve done some runs for me in the past. You know, what comes around goes around.”

 

[33:08] LAURA: “The briefcase it does not have volatile materials does it? Should it not be near an open flame? Should we not move it around too much?”

 

[33:17] NICK: Well you may notice it’s pretty nice Bantha leather, I’d prefer you didn’t burn up the briefcase. You could use that again, but otherwise the material’s fine.

 

[33:26] LAURA: “Okay, I was making sure it was not like, a bomb or something that we would need to be careful with.”

 

[33:31] STEVEN: “Yeah, you’ve seen my style for how I like to roll in to planets.”

 

[33:36] CAMERON: Karma starts running through a list of all of the members of crime gangs from the outer rim that she’s turned in.

 

[33:42] NICK: There’s a looooooot!

 

[33:44] CAMERON: Yeah.

 

[33:45] NICK: Most crime syndicates and gangs know about you, do not like you.

 

[33:51] CAMERON: Yup.

 

[33:52] NICK: The good news is I would imagine being an alien in the Star Wars universe, even one that’s fairly popular, unless you have like a really obvious calling card, since most species don’t recognise each other with a ton of detail they’re not going to see somebody and be like “Oh, that’s Karma.” So it’s like, the reason people all recognise Jango and Boba Fett is ‘cause they have super obvious Mandalorean armour so they can be recognised. Most people aren’t going to be like “Hey, that lady with the antennae is Aurra Sing, although that’s not a great example because she’s the only one that looks like that.

 

[34:23] LAURA: Because she literally is her own thing and they won’t release what her race is because she is a hybrid that’s just there!

 

[34:30] NICK: Yeah. So like a better example would be like if you see a giant Wookie wander into an area, unless you’re like very familiar with a certain Wookie you’re not gonna be like “Oh look, that’s Chewbacca, that famous Wookie!”, you’re just gonna be like “That’s a Wookie,” so yeah it’s possible if you like personally arrested somebody they would probably recognise you, but if someone had just heard about you, you’d probably be okay. So, not the best of situations, but not an obvious like faux pas.

 

[34:58] CAMERON: Mkay!

 

[34:59] NICK: “So, you all on board? Tink, my man, you willing to delivery my briefcase?”

 

[35:04] HUDSON: “Doesn’t look like we have a choice!”

 

[35:06] NICK: “Yeeahh! This is why me and you understand each other. You’ve done this kind of thing before.”

 

[35:10] HUDSON: “Wait, is this going to come into come weird story that brings back my past?”

 

[35:17] NICK: “Um… I don’t know why you would think that! Shouldn’t!”

 

[35:20] HUDSON: “You sounded foreboding.”

 

[35:21] NICK: “Oh, well yeah, I’m an imperial governor working against the law, of course I sound foreboding from time to time.”

 

[35:30] HUDSON: “That wasn’t a complaint, it was an observation.”

 

[35:32] NICK: “And you’re quite an observant fellow, so, anyway, I’ll give you a pass outta here. I would recommend against coming back seeing as how you left and then Imperials ended up dead. But I’ll delay the full investigation until after you’re gone. I’m seeing some confused looks. Even if they were deserters, you killed Imperials! Probably not great!”

 

[35:56] STEVEN: “The – the trees killed Imperials.”

 

[35:57] LAURA: “Yes, to be fair, the one, the Trooper was killed by a tree, and then-

 

[36:04] STEVEN: “Then the monkey killed one.”

 

[36:05] LAURA: “And me killing, uh, the officer was an accident; I thought he had a gun, I accidentally threw a grenade. You know how these things happen. My bad.”

 

[36:16] CAMERON: “And the monkeys got Duelson.”

 

[36:20] NICK: “Did you say you quick-drew a grenade? You were in a gunfight and you threw a grenade?”

 

[36:24] LAURA: “It was what I had in my pocket.”

 

[36:26] NICK: “Well that’s concerning.”

 

[36:27] LAURA: “I didn’t have my gun at the moment.”

 

[36:28] STEVEN: “Yeah, we actually didn’t have guns…”

 

[36:29] CAMERON: That’s not even a deception! That’s natural, that’s true! She’d set her gun down, she had grenades, that’s what she had.

 

[36:37] LAURA: “I did not have my gun, so…”

 

[36:39] NICK: “So! Um. I don’t know how familiar you are with the Imperial justice system, but speaking as someone with a pretty high place in it, my organisation is suuuuuper racist! Probably doesn’t matter what you did!”

 

[36:52] LAURA: Xianna is kinda just like staring at him, like, ya realise you’re talking to someone whose planet has been occupied for, like, ever.

 

[37:01] CAMERON: Karma’s look says “You realise you’re an alien, right?”

 

[37:03] NICK: Yeah, he-

 

[37:04] CAMERON: Wait! We are all aliens! None of us in this room are human.

 

[37:08] LAURA: Karma and Xianna are both having this at the same time sort of like, you realise you are talking to aliens and Xianna has the like, I’m from Ryloth. And then wait, looking around like-

 

[37:18] CAMERON: And then like you’re an alien….

 

[37:19] LAURA: -we’re all aliens!

 

[37:21] NICK: So, he just kind of waggles his eyebrows at you all. Like, he gets it and still, he has realised how to work within that structure and been pretty successful. So, he says “So, you’re mostly patched up, you have your particularly important baggage. So, begone! Or, whatever.”

 

[37:44] LAURA: So, Xianna has the datapad with the coordinates, and then she goes and takes the briefcase and is kinda looking between Karma and Tink, like back and forth and then kinda slowly starts handing it to Karma.

 

[37:58] CAMERON: Karma takes the briefcase.

 

[38:02] STEVEN: “Awww…”

 

[38:03] NICK: Sabos reaches for the briefcase and then looks sad when he doesn’t get it.

 

[38:05] STEVEN: Yup.

 

[38:07] STEVEN: I take the datapad.

 

[38:10] HUDSON: I take the datapad because I’m actually driving.

 

[38:12] STEVEN: Are you though?

 

[38:13] LAURA: How are you guys getting the datapad? I’m holding it and it’s probably in a pocket. Do you wanna search my coat?

 

[38:20] HUDSON: Wouldn’t be the first time I – uh wait-

 

[38:23] STEVEN: No…

 

[38:24] HUDSON: Never mind.

 

[38:24] LAURA: No, wait it would be, hold on.

 

[38:26] HUDSON: Cut! Cut! Cut! It would be the first time.

 

[38:27] LAURA: I mean, if you wanna try… Go for it.

 

[38:31] HUDSON: “Can I have the datapad please?”

 

[38:32] STEVEN: “Can I have the datapad? I’m the better pilot.”

 

[38:34] LAURA: I’m assuming you say it both at the exact same time.

 

[38:36] STEVEN: Yeah.

 

[38:37] CAMERON: And then Sabos adds “I’m a better pilot.”

 

[38:41] LAURA: Xianna takes it out.

 

[38:41] STEVEN: “I’m, I’m from the Outer Rim.”

 

[38:42] LAURA: Likem is it just coordinates that are pulled up or?

 

[38:45] NICK: Uh nothing’s pulled up, it’s blank, but if you tap through it, it’s pretty much “Welcome to your new technology!” pop up screen, and you can see one file on it that’s ust coordinates.

 

[38:54] LAURA: Oh, okay.

 

[38:55] NICK: This is like a very cheap, throwaway datapad.

 

[38:56] LAURA: Since it just hust has coordinates she begrudgingly hands it to Sabos.

 

[39:01] STEVEN: That’s right.

 

[39:01] LAURA: ‘Cause she thinks that he is capable of flying.

 

[39:04] CAMERON: Oh yeah, she’s still not sure.

 

[39:09] LAURA: She’s still not sure. She doesn’t like Sabos that much right now, but she thinks he can fly.

 

[39:12] STEVEN: I take it and nod assuringly.

 

[39:14] HUDSON: I turn and go “Really?! Really.”

 

[39:18] LAURA: “You are not the pilot unless… are you the pilot?”

 

[39:20] HUDSON: “I am the pilot!”

 

[39:22] STEVEN: “Do you have any astrogation abilities at all?”

 

[39:24] CAMERON: Karma turns to Falx.

 

[39:27] LAURA: Xianna turns to Karma like, “Wait, which one is the pilot? I thought Sabos was flying with you. Is Tink now flying with you?”

 

[39:33] CAMERON: So Karma turns to Falx like, “So what are the names of the people? Or call signs, if they don’t go by names. The try to find that hit us this time, I’d like to avoid it.”

 

[39:45] NICK: “Yeah, that makes sense. Uh, I don’t really operate like Sentinel does, I’ll straight tell you. You’re gonna be wanting to meet up with Quiggle the Quarren.”

 

[39:54] STEVEN: Oh god.

 

[39:55] NICK: “It’s him and his small crew of smugglers.”

 

[39:56] STEVEN: That was, that was out of character, just oh god.

 

[39:58] NICK: “I don’t know why you’re laughing, Quiggle the Quarren is a perfectly respectable criminal name!”

 

[40:04] CAMERON: “Yup.”

 

[40:05] {ALL LAUGHING}

 

[40:07] LAURA: “His name is the Quiggle?” {she pronounces the name incorrectly, like Kwee-gell}

 

[40:09] CAMERON: “Yup.”

 

[40:10] NICK: “No, no, sweetness like this: Quiggel.”

 

[40:13] LAURA: “Quiggel.” {still pronouncing slightly incorrectly}

 

[40:14] NICK: “No, no, Quiggel.”

 

[40:16] LAURA: “Quiggel?” {still a little off}

 

[40:18] NICK: “Better, better.”

 

[40:20] CAMERON: “Anyway, the coordinates, are they taking us to a warehouse? A club? Do they know that we’re coming?”

 

[40:26] NICK: “Well, they’re expecting us shortly, and by us I mean you, because I’m not going. It, those coordinates lead to a small asteroid belt in the middle of nowhere, towards the Outer Rim. They are probably waiting now which is why you need to go there first. ‘Cause if you make them wait too long, they’re going to come to me, I’ll be forced to kill them, lose a business avenue and then I’ll be uh, sending our good friend the assisting Governor out to go and find you.

 

[40:51] CAMERON: “Yeah, that seems rough.”

 

[40:53] STEVEN: “Is he governor the galaran… gig-giggle the governor?”

 

[40:58] {ALL LAUGHING}

 

[40:58] LAURA: What?

 

[40:59] STEVEN: I’m just trying to make up names damnit!

 

[41:00] CAMERON: No, different, different.

 

[41:01] STEVEN: There’s Quiggle and Giggle the gov-

 

[41:03] NICK: “No, you’ll remember that the Governor’s name was Regional Governor Silpin.”

 

[41:06] STEVEN: “Oh!”

 

[41:08] CAMERON: “We, like, just heard from him.”

 

[41:10] STEVEN: “Yeah…”

 

[41:11] NICK: “He was the guy with the eyepatch. And the sick mutton chops.”

 

[41:15] HUDSON: “He doesn’t pay attention.”

 

[41:16] STEVEN: “I didn’t have any business with him.”

 

[41:18] LAURA: “No, I did. But do not worry, we will go to this asteroid belt right away. Drop off your briefcase first.”

 

[41:26] NICK: “Wonderful.”

 

[41:27] HUDSON: “Thanks for fuelling up our ship before we go.”

 

[41:29] LAURA: “Why would you say that?”

 

[41:30] NICK: {LAUGHING} Oh I love it. No that’s wonderful. “Yeah we totally did that, just uh don’t check your fuel levels.”

 

[41:38] CAMERON: I heard “feeling up your ship”. Thanks for feeling up our ship!

 

[41:44] LAURA: Oh wait, is that not what he said?

 

[41:46] {Laura, Cameron and Hudson all say “Fuelling” at the same time}

 

[41:48] HUDSON: Fuelling!

 

[41:49] LAURA: Oh! I short of just heard “feeling up our ship” and that’s why I said “why would you say that?”

 

[41:52] {ALL LAUGHING}

 

[41:53] HUDSON: That would make a lot less sense than “fuelling”.

 

[41:54] LAURA: I thought he was referencing the fact that they searched the ship! That’s what I thought you were saying ‘cause you’re you!

 

[42:02] NICK: {speaking as Falx, although they have been speaking out of character} “Well, we did FEEL up your ship, but we did not FUEL up your ship.

 

[42:06] STEVEN: That’s a nice ship.

 

[42:08] HUDSON: “Awwwww. Well how are we gonna get off this planet?”

 

[42:10] NICK: “You’ve got enough fuel! Star Wars doesn’t have rules for gas!”

 

[42:16] CAMERON: True.

 

[42:17] LAURA: Yeah, until a ship breaks down. Because he decides. Then we have to figure it out.

 

[42:21] NICK: “The only time you’ll run out of fuel is when it’s helpful for the story.” He turns his swivel chair around and gazes out the back window over the sunset that’s going over the jungle of Unroola Dawn and we get a nice camera angle of you all sihouetted looking at his silhouette looking out the window in this pretty office. And then… was there anything else that you all wanted to do in Outpost 4, before you leave?

 

[42:51] HUDSON: No.

 

[42:52] STEVEN: Not particularly.

 

[42:53] CAMERON: Hmm… no.

 

[42:56] LAURA: Did Tink wanna try and fix the ship again before we leave?

 

[42:58] HUDSON: I thought they fixed it.

 

[43:00] NICK: They did, they fixed it.

 

[43:01] LAURA: They did fix it? Okay cool, nevermind.

 

[43:02] NICK: They sent in those engineers to investigate the ship, slash duct tape that piece back down.

 

[43:05] HUDSON: Yeah because I told them it was basically maybe fixed, right? Yeah? Maybe? And then, like, they fixed it.

 

[43:11] LAURA: Cool. I mean Xianna is going to go through her room when we get back on the ship.

 

[43:19] NICK: Okay.

 

[43:20] LAURA: Just to do like a thorough search of did they take anything, because I did have a few things in the room still. And like did they leave anything?

 

[43:28] NICK: Yeah. So, the camera cuts to you all getting back on the ship. It opens with Sabos in the pilot seat looking really proud of himself, flipping all the overhead switches to on, fiddling with doodads, turning a wheel that doesn’t seem to be attached to anything and the ship making the “BVOOOOOOO” {imitating the noise of a ship starting up} noises as it cycles up.

 

[43:49] CAMERON: Karma’s going about behind him and flipping off the ones that don’t actually need to be turned on for the ship to work.

 

[43:56] NICK: Okay, so it’s Sabos going tink, tink, tink, tink, tink, tink, tink, tink and Karma coming behind and like every fourth one being like flip, flip, flip adjusting the ship to normal levels. That’s great. Cut to Xianna in her room looking around. What are y’all specifically worried about?

 

[44:13] LAURA: Well I’m gonna check the weird mask-in-a-box thing that I have, just, ya know making sure that’s still a mask inside a box. And I just wanna go through everything to make sure they didn’t leave any trackers or like listening devices or anything.

 

[44:29] NICK: Sure! What a great idea to check your room for trackers or listening devices. Make me a skullduggery check please.

 

[44:36] LAUA: Can do! What’s the difficulty?

 

[44:39] NICK: Hard. ‘Cause you’re doing a deeeep search.

 

[44:42] {DICE NOISES}

 

[44:46] LAURA: Heeey, so that is a full triumph that has its success, and then two advantages.

 

[44:54] NICK: Okay. How would you like the spend that triumph and the advantages?

 

[44:59] LAURA: Okay. I would like to find if they put anything first of all.

 

[45:04] NICK: Well yeah, that goes with the success.

 

[45:05] LAURA: If they out anything I would like to find that. I would like to figure out the vent that I previously thought was a vent is actually a garbage disposal.

 

[45:15] NICK: Awwww!

 

[45:15] LAURA: I would like to know that. I would like to accidentally press a button and hear it whirl and be like “Oh! Good thing I did not put anything inside of that.” and then shout out and be like “Everyone! This vent here is not a vent! Is a garbage disposal. Be careful.”

 

[45:32] NICK: So what that is, is you open it just to see if anything is in there and as you open it you hit the little button on the side and you actually see the grass below the ship and you go “Oh! That’s what that does!” And so yeah, now you know that that’s a direct like, “get this out of the ship” shoot.

 

[45:51] LAURA: Good.

 

[45:53] NICK: Okay, so you could use your triumph on that since that cancels out the despair that you had earlier. That’s a bummer. I had plans doe that. But that’s fine. Uh, you do find one tracking device slash surveillance unit. It’s uh, pretty big and they had it up under the bed, like hooked into the material that makes the bed spin and on it in like Sharpie basically it says like “You can’t blame us for trying” and has a little signature that looks like Falx’s name. So,

 

[45:22] LAURA: I toss it down my newly discovered garbage disposal. And then shout out to everyone like “There are – you should check your bedrooms. If you are not good at the searching I will help but they probably put tracking devices, or maybe recording devices, check the refresher, they maybe put video cameras inside that one. They do that sometimes, is funny.”

 

[46:44] CAMERON: You hear from the cockpit where Karma is doing damage control on Sabos trying to turn the ship on “They Xianna could you please check out my room while I’m up here with the Togrutan?

 

[46:55] NICK: We’ll fast forward through any rolls that’ll happen there – you were successful enough. There is a video camera under the toilet seat of the refresher, pointed straight up.

 

[47:06] LAURA: Xianna, the moment she finds it like holds her arm out and shouts for the rest to be like “See? I told you! It is always a camera in the refresher.”

 

[47:17] NICK: But that’s pretty much all you find. It seems like to you with all the success that you had that the engineers put stuff in there but did not try very hard. And that it was mostly because Falx had to follow those procedures, not because he was actually all that interested in tracking you. Especially considering that if they track you to his illegal dealings you may have some problems. So It was preeeetty obvious. Like you could see the camera when you lifted the toilet seat, it was like right there. Is anybody else doing anything on the ship before you take off?

 

[47:46] STEVEN: I’m gonna pilot.

 

[47:48] NICK: Okay.

 

[47:48] HUDSON: I’m in the engine room and I’m kinda muttering to myself, upset that I’m not piloting the ship. That’s all I’m doing.

 

[47:55] NICK: Awww.

 

[47:56] STEVEN: Since I can listen to the engine room I say down to the engine room “You’re a better engineer than I am, so stay down in the engine room.”

 

[48:03] HUDSON: “Someday I’ll pilot.” That’s all I say back.

 

[48:06] NICK: {laughing} You shake your fist at the comm in the engine room.

 

[48:08] HUDSON: I shake, I shake my fist just up at the piloting area.

 

[48:10] STEVEN: I say “You very well might.” and turn off the feed.

 

[48:13] NICK: Haha, okay so-

 

[48:14] CAMERON: Karma flips it back on.

 

[48:16] NICK: {laughing} The, uh, ship takes off, not gonna make you do a piloting check for a basic take off-

 

[48:22] STEVEN: Good. That’s awesome.

 

[48:22] {LAUGHTER}

 

[48:23] NICK: – uh, yeah, very good. And you uh, fly up and the camera cuts to you all in orbit as you’re starting to do an astrogation check on where you’re going to go.

 

[48:29] STEVEN: Sure.

 

[48:30] NICK: And you see a little alert saying that you have an incoming message, but instead of that being routed to the cockpit it’s routed to the holo-theatre in the Afternoon Delight.

 

[48:39] LAURA: Ooooooh!

 

[48:41] STEVEN: Oh….

 

[48:41] NICK: So it’s showing, like, on the dashboard there’s a little blinking light and after looking at it for a minute you figure out that it means there’s something in the holo-theatre right now.

 

[48:48] CAMERON: I hit the acknowledge button and say “You’ve got this.” and I walk back to the holo-theatre.

 

[48:54] LAURA: Yeah, Xianna’s gonna be in there too.

 

[48:56] HUDSON: I go in there.

 

[48:58] NICK: It’s the equivalent of being-

 

[48:59] LAURA: We’re in orbit so it doesn’t matter.

 

[48:59] NICK: – Orbit is the equivalent of being parked so you can go if you want.

 

[49:01] STEVEN: Yeah, why not?

 

[49:03] NICK: Okay, so you all go to the holo-theatre, it’s kinda set up like a planetarium it’s round and with a domed ceiling and it’s got those weird step-benches that you see in the auditoriums where like you sit on them but they’re just like big, too-tall steps and they’re carpeted in thick, red shag carpeting and there’s some gold highlights running through the ceiling. And as you all sit down a holo-projector pops on and you see a full-body image of Sentinel. He is sitting in a chair and he has like a brown, kinda shapeless, robe on and he has his grey hair slicked back and he says “Ah, so you managed to complete the first part of your task. Wonderful! Well, I guess you need to know what happens next, don’t you?” And he eyes the camera and that’s where we’ll end the episode.

 

[49:50] {All making cinematic noises}

 

[49:56] HUSDON: {singing} For the longest time, the longest time.

 

[49:57] CAMERON: Thanks for listening to 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. Sabos Nix was played by Steven Schroeder. He… does not exist on the internet. Our game master is Nick Robertson and you can find him on Twitter at @alias58. Our intro song is Space Jam by Pablo Ribot. Additional music by James Gunter. Follow the podcast on twitter and instagram at @tabletop_squad – for real! We’re real people and we wanna talk to anyone who listens to the show. Reach out! See you next time.

 

 

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[00:00:18] – Nick

[background guitar 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. Additional music this week is In Suspense by Psychedelic Pedestrians.

 

[00:00:41] – Steven

Hey Squadron. Just so you know we’ll be releasing the drink and food recipes we mention in the episodes on our website. www.tabletopsquadron.com. Check it out.

 

[00:00:52] – Nick

We hope you enjoy the episode.

 

[00:00:54] – Nick

Hello and welcome to Episode 5 of Tabletop Squadron. I’m your host Nick and I am sitting here with the whole squad yet again. You’re still here. Are you OK? Go around the table and say who you are and what character you’re playing.

 

[00:01:10] – Steven

Hi I’m Steven. I’m playing Sabos the Togruta

 

[00:01:15] – Hudson

I’m Hudson. It’s great to be here. I’m playing Tink the Gigoran.

 

[00:01:20] – Laura

Hi I’m Laura. I play Xianna. I’m a Twi’lek.

 

[00:01:24] – Cameron

Hi I’m Cameron I’m playing Karma and I’m a Nautolan.

 

[00:01:29] – Nick

Great. So we’ve gotten some experience points since the last time we played and everybody has spent some so go around the room and just say how you have upgraded your character.

 

[00:01:40] – Steven

This is Sabos. I bought street smarts and grit.

 

[00:01:43] – Nick

Good work.

 

[00:01:44] – Steven

Yeah

 

[00:01:45] – Nick

I’m sure that will come in handy.

 

[00:01:46] – Steven

It probably won’t.

 

[00:01:47] – Nick

It might. You don’t know, you’re in a jungle right now but it could happen.

 

[00:01:52] – Hudson

This is Tink and I upgraded to level 2 on melee. [Group: Ooooohhh] Suuuper Smaaaaash Brother

 

[00:02:01] – Nick

Now we’ll get sued! Next.

 

[00:02:03] – Laura

This is Laura. I just play Xianna. I guess those two are like, going full Daniel Day Lewis up in here and becoming-

 

[00:02:11] – Cameron

Could you not tell by Hudson’s fur suit?

 

[00:02:11] – Laura

-they’re character.

 

[00:02:13] – Steven

I do have four head tails.

 

[00:02:16] – Laura

They are really going for it. I bought ranks in cool and deception.

 

[00:02:21] – Nick

All right so now you have like one of those flat brimmed baseball caps…

 

[00:02:24] – Cameron

Noooo

 

[00:02:26] – Nick

and shutter shades.

 

[00:02:27] – Laura

I’ve popped my collar and yeah, put on some shutter shades.

 

[00:02:31] – Nick

Nice.

 

[00:02:32] – Cameron

For Karma. I upgraded melee to rank 2 and vigilance to rank 2.

 

[00:02:40] – Nick

All right so before we get started let’s do the Destiny role.

 

[00:02:46] – Hudson

I’ll go first. I’ll go first.

 

[00:02:48] – Cameron

Okay.

 

[00:02:50] – Hudson

One light side [dice sounds]

 

[00:02:52] – Laura

1 light side

 

[00:02:56] – Steven

One dark side.

 

[00:03:00] – Cameron

One dark side.

 

[00:03:01] – Laura

That side of the table is not doin’ good.

 

[00:03:06] – Nick

Good work everybody. We’re all very proud.

 

[00:03:09] – Hudson and Laura

I’m not. [Group laughs]

 

[00:03:11] – Laura

This side of the table rolled light side. So we’re proud of ourselves.

 

[00:03:16] – Nick

Makes sense.

 

[00:03:18] – Cameron

I still support you Steven.

 

[00:03:19] – Steven

Thanks

 

[00:03:20] – Nick

You shouldn’t.

 

[00:03:23] – Cameron

Not in character though.

 

[00:03:24] – Nick

Oh so things that have happened recently. Falx gave you all a job in exchange for the contraband that you were sent by Sentinel to go and fetch he sent you after some deserters that may have blown some stuff up and killed some people on their way out of town they’re hiding out in the jungle somewhere and you fought really weird centipede monkeys with lobster tails and some people got stabbed and-

 

[00:03:55] – Steven

just one

 

[00:03:56] – Nick

Someone got stabbed and your guide Mills ran off and the last thing that happened was he came back with a bunch of corpses of more millipede monkeys and said well we’ll scatter these around to make sure that we have a moment. We need to we need to take a second to plan and so that’s where we will take it back up again. So he immediately starts shredding up some of these monkey guts. The good news is they all have big blaster holes in them so he just kind of reaches in and roots around and he starts scattering it around like a flower girl at a wedding in a circle around this clearing. So he says that’ll that will keep the trees back. Hey could someone go to the back of the speeder? There is a silver shiny box in there we’re gonna need that for a minute.

 

[00:04:45] – Hudson

I ran back to the speeder and get it.

 

[00:04:46] – Steven

You mean the stone breaker?

 

[00:04:49] – Nick

I don’t know what that is.

 

[00:04:52] – Laura

Shhhh- Do not say things.

 

[00:04:53] – Steven

My bad

 

[00:04:53] – Laura

I thought- I thought we talked about this last time. Do not talk ever.

 

[00:04:57] – Steven

[whispers] ever.

 

[00:04:57] – Laura

Just-

 

[00:04:58] – Steven

[whispers] –the monkey wounds

 

[00:04:58] – Laura

Be quiet.

 

[00:05:00] – Hudson

I go get the -uh- box.

 

[00:05:02] – Nick

Okay so you head over to the speeder. It is a large speeder with room for everyone that is setup for off road. So it’s got kind of skids under the repulsors in case it bottoms out and on the back there’s a big crate and so you head to the back and open it up and you see a silver like cubic case with some latches on it and on the ground next to you, you see Sparks who as you may remember the junior officer that was riding with you. And there’s a monkey on his chest chewing through his neck right now so I need a vigilance roll from you on how quickly you respond. As it looks up in you and goes -hhheeeeesss- and gets ready to jump at you.

 

[00:05:39] – Hudson

Oh [Steven: not Spark Duelson] no.

 

[00:05:41] – Cameron

We’re not behind the thing.

 

[00:05:42] – Hudson

One success

 

[00:05:44] – Nick

One success. Okay so you can roll an attack against this thing before it gets to you.

 

[00:05:48] – Hudson

Yayyyyyy I’d like to roll an attack against it. So that’s going to be two yellows and a green. What’s the difficulty?

 

[00:05:56] – Cameron

Melee is always 2.

 

[00:05:58] – Nick

She’s right.

 

[00:06:01] – Hudson

[dice sounds] So we have three successes and an advantage.

 

[00:06:05] – Nick

Okay how much damage does your massive vibroaxe do?

 

[00:06:09] – Hudson

6

 

[00:06:10] – Cameron

So plus 3

 

[00:06:11] – Nick

Plus your brawn right?

 

[00:06:12] – Hudson

Nope, my brawn plus 3 is 6.

 

[00:06:14] – Nick

Oh okay

 

[00:06:15] – Cameron

plus 3

 

[00:06:16] – Nick

So 9 damage?

 

[00:06:17] – Hudson

So 9 damage.

 

[00:06:17] – Nick

Yeah you just slice this thing in half and it goes -hiiiiisss- -eep- and it just kind of falls apart. Mills walks up behind you goes oh you’re adding to the circle. Great and he looks down and Sparks, the junior officer is super dead like his throat is chewed all the way back to the bone and he’s just on the ground he’s not even twitching and Mills kind of looks down and goes Oh… eh. And he and he just keeps walking around. He says grab that grab that case and lets go. So he finishes the circle and stands in the middle of the clearing.

 

[00:06:50] – Cameron

I walk back over to the back when I see Mills walk back there and see Sparks on the ground. Feel sad for a minute because he’s had the same length of life as my sons and that’s sad. And then I pull him to the side a little bit. So the speeder is blocking Mill’s view and I search his pockets.

 

[00:07:07] – Nick

Oh… okay.

 

[00:07:09] – Laura

Xianna walks over and she’s like is there something behind the speeder?

 

[00:07:14] – Cameron

Yup

 

[00:07:14] – Laura

Ohhhh zat’s sad.

 

[00:07:17] – Cameron

Yup

 

[00:07:19] – Laura

I was going to mess with him.

 

[00:07:21] – Cameron

Yeah, well the monkeys did first.

 

[00:07:25] – Steven

what monkeys

 

[00:07:26] – Nick

so I guess searching his pockets I would need a average skullduggery check from you.

 

[00:07:32] – Cameron

Okay. Hey I have a skulduggery. Okay… average. [dice sounds] Alright. That is a success and an advantage.

 

[00:07:43] – Nick

OK so you find not a lot like you find less on this guy than you would expect for somebody who was going on an expedition with potential hostiles in a hostile environment. You do find a really low clearance imperial code cylinder in his pocket and he had a light blaster pistol on a holster and he had like a couple of ration bars, just… crackers, cracker bar things.

 

[00:08:13] – Cameron

How many?

 

[00:08:14] – Nick

…Three

 

[00:08:15] – Cameron

Three.

 

[00:08:16] – Nick

Yeah

 

[00:08:16] – Cameron

Three crackers.

 

[00:08:17] – Nick

Yes. And really that’s it. He was pretty light on gear. It’s almost like he got assigned this very quickly and didn’t have time to pack or didn’t understand where he was going. One or the other.

 

[00:08:30] – Cameron

Cool.

 

[00:08:31] – Laura

What rank was he again?

 

[00:08:32] – Nick

He was a petty officer.

 

[00:08:34] – Laura

Okay

 

[00:08:35] – Hudson

But we do have his clearance card now right?

 

[00:08:36] – Cameron

Yes I do-

 

[00:08:37] – Nick

You have his code cylinder. It [Cameron: I tuck the code cylinder-]  probably opens-

 

[00:08:39] – Cameron

-into my jacket.

 

[00:08:41] – Nick

It opens some things maybe.

 

[00:08:42] – Cameron

Put the crackers in whatever bag I’m carrying. And then strap the light blaster to my other hip that doesn’t have a heavy pistol on it.

 

[00:08:51] – Nick

You’re just collecting guns.

 

[00:08:53] – Cameron

Yep. I have a light blaster, a heavy pistol and a blaster carbine.

 

[00:08:58] – Nick

The good news is you’re strong. The bad news is eventually incumbrance may be a thing.

 

[00:09:02] – Cameron

I’ll start handing out guns to other people as they deserve them.

 

[00:09:04] – Nick

  1. [group laughs] It’s-

 

[00:09:07] – Cameron

I feel like your good with your axe though.

 

[00:09:09] – Hudson

[too muffled to hear] -either but I don’t have one.

 

[00:09:10] – Cameron

Maybe we’ll have a training session.

 

[00:09:12] – Nick

You’re handing out guns like a kindergarten teacher hands out star stickers.

 

[00:09:16] – Cameron

Yeah. Good job, you gain a gun on your chart.

 

[00:09:19] – Nick

OK so Tink, do you bring the silver box to the middle?

 

[00:09:23] – Hudson

Yes.

 

[00:09:24] – Nick

All right. So Mills says thanks. As he like wipes his hands on his pants and you see he’s made a pretty decent circle out of monkey guts and maybe you’re imagining it but the trees do seem to be kind of leaning back a little bit from the circle. It’s probably just a trick of perspective. I wouldn’t worry about it and Mills with a click snaps the four latches off the top and pulls the top off and the four sides of the box fall open like a industrial flower. And inside there’s another one of those heater lantern things like you had in your guest quarters slash tool shed-

 

[00:09:59] – Cameron

Garden house

 

[00:10:00] – Nick

garden shed. Yeah. And he turns on the heater and the warm light makes you feel a little better he says These trees put spores out and we don’t want to track those back to the base. Also you know like, they eat flesh but it’s not a big deal this will bake them out so we’ll take a minute here to do that. Shame about Sparks. At least that’s probably what I’m supposed to say. I don’t really like the Empire that much. One of the officers is dating my sister

 

[00:10:29] – Cameron

Ahhh.

 

[00:10:30] – Hudson

Hmm

 

[00:10:31] – Nick

He seems pretty milk toast. I don’t understand, as he like pulls bits of guts off of his out of his chest hair from his shirt. He flicks them into the heater and they like sizzle and vaporize. So I’m just working for them because they’re the only people here at this point but they’re probably bunkered down somewhere up ahead. That’s why there might be so many bug monkeys around so maybe if we can find their camp you can take these guys out or whatever you’re supposed to do. What’s the plan?

 

[00:11:01] – Laura

Do any of you know like how to track people or hunt or you know do things in the wilderness? …..cause I do not.

 

[00:11:14] – Steven

One could say I have limited survival skills. [Cameron laughs]

 

[00:11:18] – Laura

Define limited.

 

[00:11:19] – Steven

More than you.

 

[00:11:20] – Hudson

OOOoooo

 

[00:11:21] – Nick

Mills goes Oooo

 

[00:11:21] – Laura

I mean-

 

[00:11:22] – Cameron

-she

 

[00:11:22] – Laura

maybe.

 

[00:11:23] – Cameron

She did just say that she had very limited nature.

 

[00:11:27] – Laura

I tend to stay in cities. That is where there are people you know to steal things from.

 

[00:11:33] – Cameron

Normally my bounty hunting jobs aren’t this remote. They’re normally criminals hideout where there’s other people but I am pretty good at sneaking up on people.

 

[00:11:44] – Hudson

I nominate Sabos.

 

[00:11:46] – Laura

I am good at the sneaking. the sneaking I can do. the tracking-

 

[00:11:51] – Cameron

the finding.

 

[00:11:52] – Laura

the finding.

 

[00:11:53] – Steven

[overlapping Cameron and Laura] As an explorer I probably do have some survivals.

 

[00:11:56] – Laura

Do you have a rank in survival?

 

[00:11:57] – Steven

I do.

 

[00:11:58] – Laura

That is what I am asking about.

 

[00:12:01] – Cameron

[laughs] His answer, he [mumbles] you have a rank in ‘ze sneak’.

 

[00:12:04] – Laura

I do have a rank in the sneaking. I have ranks in the… the streetwise and-

 

[00:12:10] – Cameron

I’m going to slowly start speaking in Xianna’s accent.

 

[00:12:14] – Laura

If you have ranks in survival you should try tracking.

 

[00:12:17] – Steven

Rank in survival.

 

[00:12:18] – Cameron

How cunning are you?

 

[00:12:19] – Laura

I have lots of cunning so I could help.

 

[00:12:21] – Steven

[mumbles]

 

[00:12:22] – Cameron

You got three cunning.

 

[00:12:23] – Laura

I have four cunning so I can always assist.

 

[00:12:25] – Nick

Yes so when people help and someone has a better base stat but someone has better training. You get to use the best of both. So if Xianna helps Sabos to track you get 3 green die and a yellow.

 

[00:12:38] – Multiple Speakers

Yes.

 

[00:12:39] – Steven

we should do that.

 

[00:12:40] – Nick

Great. So-

 

[00:12:42] – Steven

Let’s track things. I guess we are looking for the escaped uhh Lira and Williams.

 

[00:12:47] – Nick

Yup you’re looking for Lira and Williams.

 

[00:12:50] – Steven

We don’t know what they look like other than they’re guy and a lady.

 

[00:12:52] – Cameron

One of them’s a trooper.

 

[00:12:55] – Multiple Speakers

[gumbled mumbling]

 

[00:12:56] – Cameron

Lira’s a trooper so she’s probably in the trooper uniform.

 

[00:13:00] – Steven

Maybe

 

[00:13:01] – Cameron

Williams is an officer. He’s probably not in a trooper uniform. There are also three missing troopers.

 

[00:13:07] – Steven

  1. I’ll just I’ll look around the circle [mumbles]

 

[00:13:09] – Nick

Well and you’ll remember last session you found a small blood trail leading off from the there.

 

[00:13:15] – Steven

That’s right.

 

[00:13:16] – Cameron

Then the monkeys attacked.

 

[00:13:17] – Steven

[mumbling] tracks the bloodtrails?

 

[00:13:19] – Nick

Yeah.

 

[00:13:21] – Cameron

What’s the difficulty? Cause I don’t think you’re rolling any difficulty dice.

 

[00:13:24] – Laura

Yeah, you need difficulty dice.

 

[00:13:26] – Nick

Haaard

 

[00:13:26] – Laura

Hard?

 

[00:13:27] – Steven

Three?

 

[00:13:27] – Cameron

That’s three, yeah.

 

[00:13:29] – Nick

So you already found the general direction last time. [dice sounds]

 

[00:13:31] – Steven

Yes.

 

[00:13:34] – Cameron

Nice.

 

[00:13:35] – Steven

Well that worked out well. I have two successes and two advant-ah- no

 

[00:13:38] – Cameron

Nope

 

[00:13:38] – Laura

No.

 

[00:13:38] – Cameron

One success., one advantage.

 

[00:13:41] – Nick

Great.

 

[00:13:42] – Steven

[whispers] shitty roll.

 

[00:13:43] – Nick

So-

 

[00:13:44] – Cameron

most of the purples were blank. That was fine.

 

[00:13:46] – Nick

so you tracked and you got one success and one advantage.

 

[00:13:50] – Cameron

Yes.

 

[00:13:51] – Nick

Is there any way you would particularly like to spend the advantage?

 

[00:13:56] – Steven

…not encountering monkeys.

 

[00:13:58] – Laura

Can… I’m assuming we’re gonna try to be sneaky when we approach them can the least sneaky of us have a blue dice when they make a stealth roll?

 

[00:14:08] – Nick

I think that is a great tactical decision. How would you explain that using cool descriptions and story stuff?

 

[00:14:15] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] We’re gonna put them in the back and the people in front will sneakily fold down any like foilage or anything that’s in the way.

 

[00:14:24] – Multiple Speakers

Foliage

 

[00:14:24] – Cameron

Well there we go. Fold down any foilage [laughs] gosh!

 

[00:14:27] – Hudson

Any ‘foilage’?

 

[00:14:28] – Steven

[whispers] You know foilage

 

[00:14:29] – Cameron

We’re gonna fold down any plant stuff in the way.

 

[00:14:31] – Laura

Yeah so-

 

[00:14:32] – Cameron

So that there’s less crinkle noises from the people behind us as we walk.

 

[00:14:35] – Laura

Yeah Xianna would make sure that Sabos is in the back probably walking… maybe not completely in the back, walking next to someone. Probably Karma. And then-

 

[00:14:45] – Cameron

Who can throw her arm out to stop him.

 

[00:14:47] – Laura

And then Tink and Xianna would be more in the front cause surprisingly Tink is kind of sneaky.

 

[00:14:53] – Hudson

I’m pretty sneaky.

 

[00:14:54] – Cameron

You do blend into the jungle.

 

[00:14:56] – Hudson

Well, it’s more-

 

[00:14:56] – Cameron

As a giant white fluffy thing.

 

[00:14:58] – Hudson

It’s more just sneaky in general. Give me some credit.

 

[00:15:01] – Laura

I think it’s his feet are very soft and padded with all the fur so he doesn’t make a lot of sound when he walks.

 

[00:15:07] – Hudson

Speculation will just confuse the mind. Just know I am sneaky.

 

[00:15:09] – Steven

but my forehead tail just rubs all the branches the wrong way [Cameron: oh god]. [group laughter]

 

[00:15:15] – Laura

I think that’s just Sabos in general.

 

[00:15:18] – Nick

Just, Oooooo

 

[00:15:19] – Steven

It’s the fourth head tail.

 

[00:15:21] – Multiple Speakers

hmmmmmm

 

[00:15:22] – Cameron

That does seem to be his defining characteristic.

 

[00:15:25] – Laura

It’s like the only one.

 

[00:15:27] – Steven

And him being a male Togruta.

 

[00:15:29] – Laura

There are many male Togrutas.

 

[00:15:30] – Steven

No there’s not!…There’s like many female Togrutas.

 

[00:15:34] – Cameron

There’s also many males.

 

[00:15:35] – Laura

There’s also many males. You’re not like a Selonian.

 

[00:15:38] – Nick

No it’s an actual thing.

 

[00:15:39] – Laura

It’s an actual thing but it’s not like Selonian level.

 

[00:15:42] – Steven

[overlapping Laura] 15 percent to 85 percent is like pretty darn snark.

 

[00:15:47] – Nick

Well the Selonians, it’s like 1 per 100 or something.

 

[00:15:50] – Steven

Oh

 

[00:15:51] – Nick

Yeah the otter-people

 

[00:15:53] – Steven

Yeah

 

[00:15:55] – Nick

So based on your success and the fact that you’re staying in the back to where you’re not going to break a buch of branches and be super obvious. You can tell from the blood trail and the age and everything, it’s probably going to be about an hour trek through the jungle or you can take your speeder and try and drive closer. Which would you all choose to do?

 

[00:16:18] – Steven

I’m pretty comfortable hoofing it, but [whispers] I’m not sure.

 

[00:16:20] – Hudson

I’ll grab the speeder!

 

[00:16:22] – Nick

You want to drive?

 

[00:16:24] – Steven

I can drive

 

[00:16:25] – Cameron

You’re not driving.

 

[00:16:27] – Hudson

I can drive for I have the necessary skills required.

 

[00:16:31] – Steven

As do I.

 

[00:16:32] – Cameron

I feel like were trying to sneak up on people not being in a speeder would be beneficial.

 

[00:16:37] – Hudson

My stealth carries over to speeders!

 

[00:16:40] – Laura

Pretty sure that is not how that works.

 

[00:16:42] – Cameron

[overlapping Laura] I’m pretty sure it still makes noise.

 

[00:16:43] – Laura

I think the speeder still makes-

 

[00:16:45] – Steven

-we should, we should just keep it.

 

[00:16:46] – Laura

-noises

 

[00:16:46] – Cameron

no

 

[00:16:47] – Hudson

no

 

[00:16:47] – Laura

No.

 

[00:16:49] – Hudson

I if we want to we can just walk.

 

[00:16:52] – Laura

We should walk. It is more sneaky.

 

[00:16:54] – Hudson

Fine.

 

[00:16:55] – Nick

Okay. So the.-There is a swipe cut to you all doing a nice pleasant hike through the jungle-

 

[00:17:02] – Cameron

The jungle that can eat us.

 

[00:17:05] – Nick

It’s very Vietnam War movie-esque with people moving in a line, Mills doesn’t really walk with you so much is like action roll through the bushes and he like is getting covered in mud. It looks very Predator and he’ll pop up out of a bush next to you. Which is surprising and discomforting and he’ll make a bunch of hand signals and then disappear back into the underbrush. No one knows what the hand signals mean but he looks pretty confident that you all are headed the right direction. The trail you lose it a couple of times but you’re able to find it again and continue onward. So you do lose a little bit of time and surprisingly Tink does blend in quite well. The shadows model on his white fur and he is able to slip from tree to tree like a ghost.

 

[00:17:50] – Hudson

Damn right. [group laughs]

 

[00:17:52] – Nick

So-

 

[00:17:52] – Cameron

Should we make a stealth check?

 

[00:17:54] – Nick

Yeah right around now. Gonna need a stealth check.

 

[00:18:02] – Laura

What the difficulty?

 

[00:18:05] – Nick

hmmmm

 

[00:18:05] – Steven

[whispers] do I get a blue dice for this?

 

[00:18:06] – Nick

Yeah. You get a blue die.

 

[00:18:08] – Laura

Yeah.

 

[00:18:09] – Nick

The difficulty is average but everyone has a black die because stealthing through a jungle is difficult.

 

[00:18:22] – Hudson

[dice sounds] So a wash right?

 

[00:18:23] – Cameron

Yup. Tink just get a wash.

 

[00:18:25] – Hudson

Iii- Yeah.

 

[00:18:26] – Nick

You get nothing. Okay. I take back what I said.

 

[00:18:32] – Steven

Sweet. I have a success and an advantage. Sabos. Me, Sabos.

 

[00:18:38] – Nick

Yeah that blue die was super helpful.

 

[00:18:40] – Steven

It would have been a wash otherwise.

 

[00:18:43] – Laura

Three successes.

 

[00:18:43] – Cameron

Alright and Karma also has a blue die because of her stalker talent.

 

[00:18:51] – Nick

Oooh

 

[00:18:52] – Cameron

So she gets a blue die in stealth and coordination checks. [dice sounds]

 

[00:18:56] – Nick

That’s really neat.

 

[00:18:57] – Cameron

It is. That is a success and a threat.

 

[00:19:03] – Nick

Okay so you walk for quite a while. Mill’s is pretty quiet but every once in awhile he just pops up in weird places so you jump a little bit. He’s a scary looking dude. After about 45 minutes you see a storm trooper helmet driven on a spike on a trail. And a storm trooper like la- that storm trooper whose helmet is on this bike is laying face down in the underbrush. Do you investigate the storm trooper?

 

[00:19:32] – Multiple Speakers

Yesss.

 

[00:19:32] – Nick

Okay so you roll him over. He’s got a blaster hole in his chest. Looks like he got taken down in the run and you actually see the other two storm troopers scattered in the brush they’re along the trail where you’re heading but they’re all basically just down. Looks like they were in a running gun fight and got the worst of it. They have been stripped of their supplies and weapons and they don’t have any.

 

[00:19:56] – Nick

Another weird thing they look like, Karma you would know this, I don’t know if anyone else did. They look like they’ve been dead for about five or six days so they’re kind of gross and they don’t smell great but they also have like saplings sprouting like out of their exposed skin.

 

[00:20:11] – Cameron

Weird.

 

[00:20:12] – Nick

Yeah.

 

[00:20:12] – Laura

Eww that is gross.

 

[00:20:14] – Nick

And we get a shot of Karma reaching down and kind of rolling one over and inspecting it. And then as you see that he doesn’t have anything worth salvaging and you step away all of the saplings that are growing out of the storm troopers are kind of lean towards you a little and then go back up is probably just the wind.

 

[00:20:31] – Laura

That is very gross.

 

[00:20:32] – Cameron

I would put the time of death at five or six days ago. [table murmurs] Based on the trees sprouting?

 

[00:20:41] – Hudson

So does this mean our fugitives are murderers?

 

[00:20:45] – Multiple Speakers

Yes

 

[00:20:47] – Laura

Probably.

 

[00:20:48] – Steven

I think that was information we were given. 

 

[00:20:51] – Cameron

There were- there were five troopers did go out after them, two troopers have already been found dead. These are the remaining so

 

[00:20:59] – Hudson

I see

 

[00:21:00] – Nick

Mills appears behind you all with no noise and goes Well I guess murder depends on your point of view. And he’s like…

 

[00:21:06] – Laura

I mean that is true.

 

[00:21:07] – Nick

possibly cleaning his gun.

 

[00:21:08] – Laura

Yes. I mean-

 

[00:21:10] – Cameron

[mumbles] it really depends on the view.

 

[00:21:12] – Laura

I mean I think it does. I mean from a certain point of view you could say self defense.

 

[00:21:17] – Nick

You back a lothwolf into a corner, you can’t be surprised when it bites. I would imagine, I’ve never been to Lothal and he walks off down the trail.

 

[00:21:27] – Laura

Is very dry.

 

[00:21:30] – Cameron

On Lothal?

 

[00:21:30] – Laura

Yes.

 

[00:21:31] – Nick

Everyone always goes oh but it’s a dry heat and he’s– everyone’s been sweating at this point.

 

[00:21:36] – Laura

Oh, no, not me?  [rewind sound effect]

 

[00:21:37] – Nick

Oh you don’t sweat?

 

[00:21:39] – Laura

I don’t because being a Twi’lek I get to remove setback dice due to arid or hot conditions because Ryloth is a desert.

 

[00:21:49] – Nick

Yeah

 

[00:21:49] – Laura

It is just a fucking desert planet.

 

[00:21:52] – Nick

So this should be very uncomfortable for you because it’s a jungle.

 

[00:21:55] – Laura

So the humidity  is getting to me, the wet heat, but the heat itself is fine.

 

[00:22:00] – Nick

Yeah. Well and that’s the thing. It’s probably only like 90 degrees. I’m exposing that were from Texas and 90 degrees is not a big deal. It’s probably only like 90 degrees but the humidity-

 

[00:22:10] – Hudson

[overlapping Nick] for our international viewers, 90 degrees

 

[00:22:12] – Laura

[overlapping Hudson] I was about to say, 90-

 

[00:22:13] – Cameron

Fahrenheit

 

[00:22:15] – Laura

-Fahrenheit is like a nice spring day.

 

[00:22:17] – Steven

That’s what? 38?

 

[00:22:19] – Laura

38ish.

 

[00:22:20] – Nick

I don’t know, I don’t speak metric. Well it’s not super relevant so anyway,

 

[00:22:23] – Laura

This is super relevant. What are you talking about? Our like 1 International listener is going to need this information. Hi Ted.

 

[00:22:33] – Steven

They have the google.

 

[00:22:34] – Cameron

I’m glistening.

 

[00:22:35] – Nick

Yeah you’re glistening.

 

[00:22:36] – Steven

my forehead tail was dripping.

 

[00:22:37] – Laura

Xianna sees that and is gonna like eww… gross and she like legitimately seems grossedout whereas when like she saw like the dead body she was like ‘ew gross’. This is like visceral. Ugg Gross!

 

[00:22:54] – Steven

[overlapping Laura] I grab it and wring it out.

 

[00:22:59] – Hudson

I’m pretty gross right now. I have my fur’s matted.

 

[00:23:01] – Nick

I would imagine it’s gotten like frizzy too.

 

[00:23:03] – Hudson

Yeah

 

[00:23:04] – Laura

I imagine you smell like a wet dog at this point.

 

[00:23:06] – Hudson

Yep absolutely.

 

[00:23:07] – Laura

Yeah

 

[00:23:08] – Nick

It does get covered up by the corpses but everyone’s given you a little more space. And that’s part of the reason that you’ve had trouble stealthing is you’re in the middle of the group but they’ve given you space so you’re misjudging your steps a lot because you think people are closer [rewind sound effect] so you continue down the trail. Unless there’s anything else you wanted to do with these stormtroopers

 

[00:23:26] – Laura

Nahh

 

[00:23:27] – Nick

Okay. You continue down the trail you see a couple more kind of warning sign things like sticks tied together. No more like skulls on sticks or anything but like general trail signs for like go away. A tree has been burned out or tried to it’s mostly just kind of blackened because it’s so humid it’s hard to get stuff to burn. And you come to a clearing and there is a like a sled looking thing it looks like a repulsor-sled with some supplies and stuff on it.

 

[00:23:59] – Nick

You see some guns and you see a very skinny looking guy with short dark hair that started to grow out already out of regulation. He’s wearing one of those khaki army uniforms that you saw some people wearing in the camp but it’s it’s been really shredded up and it’s dirty and it’s the only reason you would recognize it is because you’ve already seen it and he’s got a bandage over one leg and he’s sitting by one of those heater lamps like Mills gave you and Mills says I’ll cover the back exit and disappears into the undergrowth and starts to loop around and that’s what you can see.

 

[00:24:36] – Hudson

I whisper they didn’t say dead or alive, specifically, so let’s just shoot ’em.

 

[00:24:41] – Steven

yeah I- I remember clarifying. They were cool with either.

 

[00:24:45] – Laura

They said either one works so

 

[00:24:47] – Steven

Exactly

 

[00:24:47] – Laura

They did specify.

 

[00:24:48] – Hudson

Well, I should say they didn’t specify they wanted one over the other.

 

[00:24:52] – Laura

True but that is what dead or alive means. It means either or both work.

 

[00:24:58] – Nick

Wait how do you do both? [rewind sound effect]

 

[00:25:00] – Laura

No. Both [Steven mumbles something] work.  No both [Cameron: not at the same time] work. Not that like [Nick: got it, got it, got it] you bring them in, in a Schrodinger’s Box.

 

[00:25:08] – Nick

We made that joke already.

 

[00:25:10] – Laura

It’s that both work. Either one, and or.

 

[00:25:15] – Nick

Got it.

 

[00:25:15] – Cameron

What it is is that there’s two of them so one of them’s dead and one of them’s alive [Laura: yeah] that’s okay. That’s how both works.

 

[00:25:22] – Nick

Yeah I already sent Mills around the clearing so I couldn’t ask-

 

[00:25:25] – Laura

Or I mean I guess she could in a way do both if you brought them in like with a mortal wound.

 

[00:25:30] – Cameron

Yeah they gonna be dead.

 

[00:25:31] – Laura

Like they’re going to die but they’re currently alive.

 

[00:25:33] – Nick

dead-ish alive.

 

[00:25:34] – Laura

dead ish. Mostly dead.

 

[00:25:36] – Nick

[rewind sound effect] We got him in the clearing. He’s got a like a snack bar but it has one little bite out of it but he looks like he’s just kind of staring into the lantern and thinking thoughts.

 

[00:25:50] – Laura

Where is the other one? there is a second one.

 

[00:25:56] – Cameron

Yup.

 

[00:25:56] – Steven

We see signs of the second one?

 

[00:25:58] – Nick

And as you wonder that you hear a blaster click on and directly behind you you see a very large woman with short cropped like military hair that hasn’t grown out too much and she is wearing about half of a stormtrooper uniform. She’s got the chest plate and the arm pieces but the rest of the body suit is exposed and the helmet is gone but she has one of the lenses from the helmet like strapped over one eye and you can see like a bunch of wires from the inside of the helmet going down into the armor and she’s got like cargo shorts on and over the the body suit on the bottom and it looks like it’s stuffed full of supplies and things and she says the other one is right here and she points her gun at you all. She got the drop on you.

 

[00:26:47] – Laura

Oh!

 

[00:26:48] – Nick

She could hear.

 

[00:26:49] – Laura

‘ello!

 

[00:26:51] – Cameron

Cause she could hear Tink.

 

[00:26:52] – Laura

How are you doing?

 

[00:26:54] – Nick

I’m doing great. I’d appreciate if you stepped into the clearing please.

 

[00:26:58] – Laura

I mean… okayyy. 

 

[00:27:00] – Steven

You mean that clearing?

 

[00:27:02] – Laura

What clearing do you think she means?

 

[00:27:04] – Steven

Well there was that nice one that we were at previously.

 

[00:27:07] – Laura

Why would she means that one?

 

[00:27:09] – Steven

Just checking.

 

[00:27:09] – Nick

She whacks Sabos on the back of the head with her blaster rifle [Laura: zank you] and it hurts real bad and she kind of, as you bend over and go ow! she like-

 

[00:27:18] – Steven

my poor head tail absorbs the blow.

 

[00:27:20] – Nick

  1. She boots you like in the butt. And you stumble forward into the clearing. She says Please move and leave your guns in the pile by the- by the lamp and she like steps back out of range to cover you. And as Sabos goes stumbling in the officer that’s there goes Ahhhh and like puts the bar down and looks around. He still hasn’t noticed anyone outside the clearing, he only see Sabos.

 

[00:27:43] – Laura

Okay so Xianna puts her gun down. But just kind of like has her hand by her side. Because it doesn’t really look like there’s anything in her coat because it doesn’t really look like there’s pockets.

 

[00:27:55] – Nick

Makes sense. She didn’t try to search you

 

[00:27:57] – Laura

And her utility belt doesn’t really have anything on it.

 

[00:28:01] – Steven

I kind of have to disarm my blaster rifle because I don’t think it’s non-obvious.

 

[00:28:07] – Nick

No, it’s huge.

 

[00:28:07] – Steven

Yeah but I’mma keep my vibro knife

 

[00:28:08] – Laura

Well, like do you have your vibro knife hidden?

 

[00:28:13] – Steven

Yes. Not on my belt, it’s like in my pants.

 

[00:28:16] – Laura

Why do you keep a knife in your pants?

 

[00:28:19] – Steven

I’ve-

 

[00:28:19] – Cameron

For situations like this Xianna!

 

[00:28:21] – Steven

-it was the only place I had to keep it. I don’t think Sabos [becomes too quiet to hear]

 

[00:28:24] – Laura

You don’t have like boots or something?

 

[00:28:26] – Cameron

No. His knife is strapped to his fourth headtail.

 

[00:28:30] – Laura

Hhhmmmm [Steven: that’s definitely not it] [group laughs] I mean you could strap it to the underside?

 

[00:28:35] – Cameron

Yeah, so you couldn’t see it from the outside.

 

[00:28:37] – Nick

He touches it too much. He started that but he kept cutting his fingers, do.

 

[00:28:40] – Cameron

Well you put it in a sheath

 

[00:28:40] – Steven

Oh…no.

 

[00:28:43] – Laura

I also like that you act like your fourth headtail is like the only one back there when you would have like the third and fourth ones evenly spaced in the back.

 

[00:28:52] – Steven

It’s the one I give the most attention to.

 

[00:28:54] – Cameron

How do you know which one is your fourth one?

 

[00:28:56] – Laura

Yeah.

 

[00:28:56] – Steven

The one everyone else doesn’t have.

 

[00:28:58] – Cameron

Yeah. But so like, but so like [Laura: you have two!] everyone normally has, most Togrutans normally have like one coming over each shoulder and then the one in the back. You have two in the back. Is it the left or the right one [Steven: right one] that’s the fourth one? How do you know that though?

 

[00:29:08] – Laura

[Overlapping Cameron] Or is- or is it kind of like when people have like a third nipple?

 

[00:29:10] – Steven

Yes.

 

[00:29:11] – Laura

And so like the fourth one is really tiny and weird looking. [Cameron laughs] So you know that’s the third-the fourth one.

 

[00:29:17] – Nick

I’ve always-

 

[00:29:17] – Steven

It’s adequate.

 

[00:29:19] – Nick

I’ve been picturing it is it like just kind of branches off of the main back one,is just kind of juggly. [group laughs]

 

[00:29:26] – Laura

No. I’m picturing like a stubby little extra one.

 

[00:29:29] – Steven

Aww.

 

[00:29:31] – Laura

Maybe with like a tooth or something on it because it was definitely absorbed from a second- like from a twin, that you ate in the womb.

 

[00:29:38] – Steven

Just like my hands, everything up there is just fine.

 

[00:29:41] – Hudson

Now Sabos, you could get in to the adult entertainment industry with that fourth headtail. [group laughs]

 

[00:29:45] – Laura

Ok, anyways. [group laughs]

 

[00:29:47] – Nick

And we’re back! [rewind sound effect]

 

[00:29:49] – Laura

Xianna, yeah, walks into the clearing but kind of keeps her hands nonchalantly by her sides.

 

[00:29:54] – Nick

Okay.

 

[00:29:55] – Laura

She doesn’t like put them up or anything.

 

[00:29:56] – Nick

So you drop a pistol in the pile of- there’s, so there’s already a little pile of the like the Stormtrooper E-11 blasters on the ground and you look back behind you and you see the storm trooper lady like gesture towards the pile you drop your pistol down. Sabos you put your rifle there and you go in the clearing. What do Karma and Tink do?

 

[00:30:19] – Hudson

I put my vibro axe down but do not reveal my grenades.

 

[00:30:24] – Nick

Are they in your fanny pack?

 

[00:30:26] – Hudson

They’re on my strap, but yeah in my fanny pack.

 

[00:30:29] – Nick

Cause I know you have like a backpack and a utility belt but your utility belt for whatever reason I’m picturing is just a fanny pack.

 

[00:30:36] – Hudson

Well yeah it kind of is actually. Look at my picture.

 

[00:30:38] – Nick

Oh maybe that’s why I’m picturing that.

 

[00:30:40]

[overlapping Nick] I’m imagining it has like little pockets.

 

[00:30:42] – Hudson

Yeah

 

[00:30:43] – Laura

Like there’s some little pouches on it instead of just being…

 

[00:30:46] – Cameron

it’s like a cool thing.

 

[00:30:47] – Laura

Yeah

 

[00:30:47] – Hudson

It goes across and around.

 

[00:30:49] – Cameron

It’s a utility fanny pack.

 

[00:30:50] – Nick

Okay.

 

[00:30:51] – Laura

Because it also doubles as a little holder for his vibro-axe in the back.

 

[00:30:57] – Nick

Okay so

 

[00:30:58] – Hudson

I don’t take that off I just-

 

[00:30:59] – Nick

You drop the obvious weapons and Karma? Cameron’s got a look on her face she’s about to do something.

 

[00:31:04] – Cameron

Well so I walk out. I detach the light blasters that I have on both hips first.

 

[00:31:12] – Nick

Okay

 

[00:31:13] – Cameron

And then to remove my blaster carbine I have to take it off my back and swivel it around to the front and as I do that I’m going to shoot the dude.

 

[00:31:21] – Nick

Okay I need a cool check to see if you can do that before anybody gets the drop on you.

 

[00:31:28] – Cameron

Cool. [whispers] I’m fine with that.

 

[00:31:29] – Nick

The bounty hunter knows never disarm and go change locations.

 

[00:31:33] – Cameron

I’ll change locations, but I’m not taking all my guns and stuff and I still have my vibro-sword.

 

[00:31:37] – Laura

Yeah that’s why you don’t take off all your weapons.

 

[00:31:40] – Cameron

I took off the two that I’m not good with which is the light blasters.

 

[00:31:44] – Nick

Okay

 

[00:31:45] – Cameron

To make it look like I was complying up until the point where I am shooting the dude. It’s an average? or no, it’s a cool check, nevermind. That’s just a cool check.

 

[00:31:59] – Cameron

[dice sounds] 2 successes.

 

[00:31:59] – Nick

Okay.

 

[00:32:00] – Cameron

What do they have?

 

[00:32:01] – Nick

So the guy is freaking useless he is just one green die, I just want to see if he sees anything.

 

[00:32:07] – Cameron

One success.

 

[00:32:07] – Nick

Good for him. And then lady is two greens and a yellow. [dice sounds]

 

[00:32:14] – Nick

I should call them by name but you don’t know that [mumbles]

 

[00:32:16] – Cameron

Three successes and an advantage.

 

[00:32:18] – Nick

Three successes and an advantage, which does make sense thematically since she’s had a gun aimed at you. You are going to get that shot off but as she sees you do it you hear her very emotionally go No. And she goes to shoot you. So that is going to be two greens and a yellow with an average difficulty please. But I’m going to give her a blue die because she was aiming at you.

 

[00:32:42] – Laura

Xianna is just over here like shaking her head and like rolling her eyes like you wait until they are not looking at you. That is when you shoot them.

 

[00:32:51] – Cameron

My gun is on stun.

 

[00:32:53] – Nick

Okay good to know.

 

[00:32:53] – Cameron

Because that’s its default setting.

 

[00:32:55] – Nick

Her’s isn’t.

 

[00:32:57] – Cameron

That’s fine. I’ve just- sense I’m also going to shoot the dude.

 

[00:32:59] – Laura

At this point Xianna does have her hands in her pockets.

 

[00:33:03] – Cameron

Okay.

 

[00:33:06] – Nick

So this is all- this is all happening very quickly. This is going to be the beginning of an exchange.

 

[00:33:11] – Cameron

Two successes and an advantage.

 

[00:33:13] – Nick

Okay, so hers does 8 because you wouldn’t have noticed but there’s some spores growing in it, when you’re out in the jungle players.

 

[00:33:23] – Cameron

[whispers] well you always clean your gun.

 

[00:33:23] – Nick

So eight, and you said it was three successes?

 

[00:33:25] – Cameron

Two success.

 

[00:33:26] – Nick

Two successes so that’s 10 damage.

 

[00:33:28] – Cameron

And I soak 5 of it.

 

[00:33:29] – Nick

Oh wow, okay, I forgot you have like armor and stuff.

 

[00:33:33] – Cameron

Yeah.

 

[00:33:34] – Nick

And are strong.

 

[00:33:35] – Cameron

Muy stronk.

 

[00:33:35] – Nick

You rotate your rifle around and snap up for a shot right before you pull- right before you pull the trigger you get, you take a pretty good hit in the back. Your armor absorbs most of that but you, having been shot multiple times in the past are very aware that you have been hurt and then before anything else happens you’re able to pull the trigger and shoot at our good army officer friend. So that’s going to be an average difficulty because you are very close. But it’s also going to be a black die because you were getting shot while you pulled the trigger.

 

[00:34:12] – Cameron

[dice sounds] A success.

 

[00:34:13] – Nick

A success.

 

[00:34:15] – Cameron

So that’s 10 stun damage.

 

[00:34:17] – Nick

10 stun so you blow him backwards off of the stool he was sitting on. He doesn’t, uh, go completely unconscious but he looks extremely fazed by that. What a great pun. But he starts to sit up a little and now I guess I need initiative rolls out of everybody, so that’ll be vigilance because now shit’s gone down. You had, what, two successes?

 

[00:34:42] – Cameron

Yes.

 

[00:34:43] – Nick

Do you want to just use that as your initiative roll? Or do you want to roll again.

 

[00:34:48] – Hudson

I rolled one success.

 

[00:34:49] – Cameron

I’m good with two successes.

 

[00:34:50] – Laura

Two successes.

 

[00:34:52] – Steven

[overlapping Laura] I rolled one success.

 

[00:34:53] – Nick

[dice sounds] Okay. He had one success and she had what? Three.

 

[00:34:58] – Cameron

Three.

 

[00:34:58] – Nick

OK I’m going to make her roll again because she used her thing up.

 

[00:35:01] – Cameron

That was two yellows and a gree. [dice sounds] Two successes, a triumph and two advantages.

 

[00:35:08] – Nick

Ok

 

[00:35:09] – Cameron

I liked her other roll better. Can you use that one?

 

[00:35:10] – Nick

The Triumph include the- or did you include the success [Cameron: Yes, yes] as well?

 

[00:35:15] – Laura

It was a triumph with success and a success.

 

[00:35:18] – Nick

So she’s going to go first… Lira, and then 2 PC slots and then, so that was the two successes?

 

[00:35:28] – Laura

Yes

 

[00:35:29] – Nick

And then what?

 

[00:35:30] – Laura

They each got one.

 

[00:35:31] – Cameron

The boys had one.

 

[00:35:32] – Nick

They each had one? So it will be, we’ll make the NPC slot next and then it will be two PC slots. So Lira shoots you in the back. You stumble. She sees you shoot her… her good good buddy. And she says this is why we should have kept moving. And she shoots at you again, Karma. So same role as last time but she’s going to use her maneuver to aim.

 

[00:35:59] – Cameron

[dice sounds] I remembered what the dice were. That is- holy shit.

 

[00:36:04] – Nick

Ooohh

 

[00:36:05] – Cameron

That’s three successes and four advantages.

 

[00:36:08] – Nick

Four advantages, so she’s going to pull the trigger shoot you in the back again. So that’s 11 damage coming at you. So she hits you, the blast reflects off a piece of the paneling in your armor and starts bouncing around the clearing and a comical ricochet moment. And everybody kind of ducks. So it’s distracting and you guys will all have a black die on your next checks that you do. So everybody make sure you have a black die. And that was her. Karma, how are you doing?

 

[00:36:40] – Cameron

I have three health.

 

[00:36:42] – Nick

So not great

 

[00:36:44] – Cameron

Not great, I’m fine.

 

[00:36:46] – Nick

Is Karma the kind of person who is calm under this sort of pressure?

 

[00:36:48] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] Yeah I’m fine.

 

[00:36:49] – Nick

 

[00:36:50] – Cameron

I’ve had worse.

 

[00:36:51] – Nick

  1. So that was Lira, two PC slots, who wants to go?

 

[00:36:56] – Laura

Hey, how close are you to her?

 

[00:36:59] – Cameron

So if she was following me to the weapons thing, [Nick: she’s probably-] then I’m- I’m probably short range.

 

[00:37:05] – Nick

I’ve been treating it medium range. [Cameron: Ok] She was trying to stay out [Cameron: Ok] of, stay out of range.

 

[00:37:09] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] Medium, medium range.

 

[00:37:10] – Laura

Oh. Is anyone within short range of her?

 

[00:37:14] – Nick

No they’re- they’re all ahead.

 

[00:37:17] – Laura

Okay.

 

[00:37:17] – Hudson

I know what you’re thinking.

 

[00:37:19] – Laura

I pull out a grenade [groups laughs] and I throw it at her.

 

[00:37:23] – Nick

Oookay.

 

[00:37:24] – Laura

Which is Range Light. So I’m going to throw the grenade, yell fire in the hole, and then jump away. [dice sounds]

 

[00:37:40] – Nick

Great. Thank you black die for keeping my NPCs alive he said angrily at the blank die.

 

[00:37:46] – Laura

So three successes and an advantage is not enough to do the blast, I don’t think. So that’d be 11 damage.

 

[00:37:56] – Nick

OOooohooo. OK. So you basically bounce the grenade off her chest and it goes off immediately and blows a hole in that chest plate that she had. You can spend those advantages that her armor is going to be a lot less for the rest of that fight.

 

[00:38:11] – Laura

Yes please.

 

[00:38:12] – Nick

I figured you would want to do that and she is in bad shape, she-

 

[00:38:16] – Cameron

Never take off the armor.

 

[00:38:18] – Nick

Okay so the grenade goes off and blows a big chunk of her armor off. She basically just has the arm plates on now and some- it does that broken plastic splintered look on the armor but most of it’s gone and she has her rifle still up but is leaning against a tree and holding her side. So she’s shooting one handed now. And that was real bad. Also part of the jungle is smoldering and you see like some columns of smoke rising. And another PC slot.

 

[00:38:46] – Hudson

I turn and I throw a grenade!

 

[00:38:49] – Nick

At- at Lira again?

 

[00:38:51] – Hudson

Yeah.

 

[00:38:51] – Nick

Ok that’s fine.

 

[00:38:55] – Hudson

So what would that be range light?

 

[00:38:56] – Cameron

[overlapping Hudson] range light.

 

[00:38:56] – Laura

Ranged light.

 

[00:38:57] – Hudson

Oh great. With the difficulty of hard?

 

[00:39:01] – Cameron

Two.

 

[00:39:01] – Laura

Two.

 

[00:39:01] – Nick

Yeah, just two.

 

[00:39:03] – Hudson

And a black die?

 

[00:39:03] – Cameron

[overlapping Hudson] with a black die.

 

[00:39:07] – Hudson

[dice sounds] Ooooh [Cameron: oh crap]

 

[00:39:09] – Laura

No

 

[00:39:10] – Hudson

Two disadvantages.

 

[00:39:12] – Laura

Two threats

 

[00:39:13] – Cameron

Two threats.

 

[00:39:14] – Nick

How do I want to play with thrown grenades being bad? Two?

 

[00:39:18] – Hudson

So no failures though.

 

[00:39:19] – Nick

But two threats?

 

[00:39:19] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] No, no no, by it being a wash you technically fail.

 

[00:39:22] – Hudson

Aah, true,.

 

[00:39:23] – Cameron

By not having any successes that still counted as a failure.

 

[00:39:26] – Nick

So your threats are going to be that it kicks up a lot of dust and when the dust clears you’re- it’s hard to see her, she’s dove into the bushes somewhere to get away from the explosions. So she’s going to be harder to track down but no one got exploded so that’s good. Grenade explodes in the bushes. So now it’s Williams’s’s turn and he kind of sits up he looks very dazed but he grabs for his pistol and he goes to shoot whoever is closest who would probably be Sabos because he was the first one into the clearing.

 

[00:40:04] – Steven

Sure

 

[00:40:04] – Nick

Yeah. So he’s- he yells Lira and takes a shot and it’s just two green die vs one purple die because they’re very close together.

 

[00:40:13] – Cameron

Does he also have a black die for the bullets flying everywhere?

 

[00:40:16] – Nick

Nope.

 

[00:40:17] – Cameron

Okay he’s not ducking?

 

[00:40:18] – Nick

Nope.

 

[00:40:19] – Cameron

Okay.

 

[00:40:19] – Nick

He was already on the ground prone. [deep bass sound effect] Because you blast him off his chair, also, like if threats also affect your teammates they’re not as useful. So…

 

[00:40:29] – Cameron

[dice sounds] Right. Yes?

 

[00:40:31] – Nick

Yep. He’s not very good shooting.

 

[00:40:32] – Cameron

I kept forgetting.

 

[00:40:35] – Cameron

[dice sounds] yeah he’s not very good at shooting. It’s a failure and an advantage.

 

[00:40:38] – Nick

  1. So the advantage is- he shoots, misses wide, Sabos just kind of looks around like what? and then he rolls under the repulsor-sled and takes cover under there. So he uses his advantage to take some cover. And that was him. He’s not very good. And two more player slots.

 

[00:40:59] – Steven

Sure. Is it- I forget how the movement works.

 

[00:41:04] – Nick

You get a movement action.

 

[00:41:05] – Steven

Can I get close enough to under the sled they use the vibro-knife?

 

[00:41:09] – Nick

Yeah absolutely you can.

 

[00:41:11] – Steven

Okay, I’m going to run up under the slide just try to stab him with it.

 

[00:41:14] – Nick

OK go ahead.

 

[00:41:17] – Steven

[mumbles something] Oh actually have melee . Heyyy.

 

[00:41:18] – Cameron

Niffty.

 

[00:41:21] – Steven

Sure. How hard is it?

 

[00:41:23] – Cameron

Melee is always two. [Nick and Steven mumbling in the background]

 

[00:41:25] – Nick

But you’re going to have a black die because to get under there he’s prone [deep bass sound effect] so you run up and slide under with him. And then- but now you’re like laying next to someone, like with your head on your elbow.

 

[00:41:36] – Steven

I don’t really want to get under, I just kind of want to…

 

[00:41:39] – Nick

OK so laying-

 

[00:41:40] – Steven

I’ll take a black die

 

[00:41:41] – Nick

-laying prone and trying to like side-stabb at someone is a little bit harder

 

[00:41:44] – Steven

That’s fair. [dice sounds]

 

[00:41:51] – Cameron

Success.

 

[00:41:51] – Steven

Success.

 

[00:41:54] – Nick

A success.

 

[00:41:55] – Cameron

A success.

 

[00:41:55] – Laura

Yup.

 

[00:41:56] – Nick

That does the weapon damage plus your brawn which is what?

 

[00:42:00] – Steven

Three

 

[00:42:01] – Nick

Total?

 

[00:42:02] – Cameron

Four.

 

[00:42:02] – Steven

Plus one success.

 

[00:42:03] – Cameron

Four.

 

[00:42:04] – Nick

4 damage. Okay so you cut his arm pretty bad and he like retreats back under the sled like ahh. And then is just looking around. He’s panicking really hard. Karma, you’re up!

 

[00:42:14] – Cameron

Great. Alright, since chicky bird shot me twice I’d flip my blaster to kill

 

[00:42:21] – Nick

Mm-hm.

 

[00:42:22] – Cameron

The dude is ok still, still stun him. She’s going down. She shot me. So I have a black die from existing.

 

[00:42:30] – Nick

Yeah.

 

[00:42:30] – Cameron

Yeah. And then-

 

[00:42:32] – Nick

You gonna spend the maneuver to aim?

 

[00:42:35] – Cameron

I’m- for my maneuver, I’mma go take cover.

 

[00:42:37] – Nick

OK

 

[00:42:37] – Cameron

Behind a tree.

 

[00:42:39] – Nick

 

[00:42:40] – Cameron

Specifically blocking her shot at me then I’m going to shoot at her. Is that average with 2 black die?

 

[00:42:47] – Nick

Mm-hm.

 

[00:42:48] – Cameron

Okay. I’m going to flip a light side point to upgrade, to shoot her gooder.

 

[00:42:59] – Cameron

[dice sounds] Glad that was useful.

 

[00:43:01] – Multiple Speakers

Aaawwww.

 

[00:43:04] – Cameron

Two failures. Two advantages.

 

[00:43:06] – Nick

Okay so you slam your back into a tree. You can feel your back bleeding and hitting up against the tree is uncomfortable but the cover is worth it. You lean around the corner and the Stormtrooper kind of peppers some blaster spray at you and you go back round the tree. You lean back around and take some shots but you guys are basically just shooting back and forth at each other. You don’t hit anything, you said you had some advantages?

 

[00:43:28] – Cameron

I have two advantages. I want to piss off the tree that she’s hiding behind and I want the tree to go after her.

 

[00:43:35] – Laura

Hey the trees are just supposedly maybe possibly sentient.

 

[00:43:42] – Cameron

[overlapping Laura] possibly eating people

 

[00:43:43] – Laura

or eating people.

 

[00:43:44] – Nick

Will you roll me one green die please for the tree’s initiative maybe possibly?

 

[00:43:52] – Laura

[dice sounds] one success.

 

[00:43:52] – Nick

Great. Hey, what a coincidence.

 

[00:43:55] – Cameron

That’s next.

 

[00:43:56] – Nick

Gonna go ahead and add the tree to the initiative order.

 

[00:43:59] – Laura

Maybe.

 

[00:44:00] – Cameron

Possibly. [Laura: it’s-] Who knows.

 

[00:44:01] – Nick

Maybe possibly.

 

[00:44:01] – Laura

It’s not confirmed.

 

[00:44:03] – Nick

It’s a rumor that the trees exist.

 

[00:44:05] – Laura

It is an urban legend.

 

[00:44:06] – Nick

So-

 

[00:44:07] – Cameron

I don’t think it’s a rumor the trees exist.

 

[00:44:09] – Laura

Yeah the trees exist.

 

[00:44:09] – Cameron

[overlapping Laura] the tree- It’s definitely there.

 

[00:44:11] – Laura

It’s a rumor that they eat people.

 

[00:44:13] – Nick

So describe to me how you shooting at the tree might make it aggressive.

 

[00:44:17] – Cameron

So [Laura: she shoots it] we’ve felt exchanging fire back and forth.

 

[00:44:21] – Nick

Mm-hm.

 

[00:44:22] – Cameron

I keep shooting the tree right next to where she is and it has decided, supposedly decided-

 

[00:44:30] – Nick

Allegedly.

 

[00:44:30] – Cameron

Allegedly that- that there’s something on that spot that is hurting it, that it needs to go after.

 

[00:44:37] – Nick

Okay so it’s the trees turn, [Cameron and Nick laugh] you don’t- we don’t even roll for this tree, it’s a thing of- it’s a- like a piece of environment. So the bark peels back up and it’s like these long ropey-like spikes you see them basically just rearrange and there’s a crunch and then Lira stops shooting. There is no more noise coming from behind the tree. That’s the trees turn and then the tree- the roots start pulling out of the ground and it starts like spaghetti legging away into the- into the brush and you see Lira with a bunch of stab wounds on her just laying on the ground bleeding and that tree just starts knocking other trees out of the way and wandering off and it makes it does the like groaning ship noise and cracking wood as it- as it disappears.

 

[00:45:30] – Multiple Speakers

[creaking noises] aaaahhhhhhhhh

 

[00:45:33] – Nick

Great. OK. Yeah. So Lira is down. She is not moving anymore and it was her turn but she’s down. So we got a PC slot. All that’s left is Williams hiding under the sled, bleeding looking very close to being unconscious.

 

[00:45:46] – Steven

Yeah, I’m going to stab Mr Williams again.

 

[00:45:49] – Nick

All right. You go right ahead.

 

[00:45:52] – Steven

Or- or, can I drag him out?

 

[00:45:55] – Nick

Yeah you can try. You can make me a brawl check.

 

[00:45:57] – Steven

Sure. How hard is it?

 

[00:46:00] – Cameron

Brawl is always two. [Steven mumbles in background] Like melee.

 

[00:46:03] – Nick

Well for this one it will be contested because you’re trying to like wrestle him out so he only has one green in brawn.

 

[00:46:09] – Cameron

So one purple.

 

[00:46:10] – Laura

One purple.

 

[00:46:10] – Nick

Yeah. He’s not very good at things.

 

[00:46:15] – Laura

Poor guy.

 

[00:46:20] – Steven

A success and an advantage.

 

[00:46:22] – Nick

Yeah. So you’re able to kind of like grab him around the scruff and he tries to slap you away and you just drag him out from cover and he’s kind of kicking and screaming like where’s Lira? what are you doing.? Ahhhh! Next PC slot.

 

[00:46:34] – Laura

So Lira’s dead-dead or just out. Did we-

 

[00:46:39] – Nick

She’s down.

 

[00:46:40] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] She’s down.

 

[00:46:41] – Nick

She is down. [Laura: she is down.] She has multiple stab wounds and she has been exploded.

 

[00:46:44] – Laura

Yeah. So she’s more- most likely dead or-

 

[00:46:49] – Cameron

Mostly dead.

 

[00:46:49] – Laura

Or mostly dead.

 

[00:46:50] – Nick

Your experience would prove to you that it be very rare for someone to survive something like that.

 

[00:46:54] – Laura

Okay. I’m going to go over to Sabos and Williams and take out binders and slap them on Williams.

 

[00:47:02] – Nick

OK you don’t have to roll for that he’s pretty freakin’ out of it. So you’ve got him locked up.

 

[00:47:08] – Hudson

We can figure out why they ran in the first place.

 

[00:47:11] – Cameron

I sling my blaster back around my back take out my vibro-sword and walk over to Lira.

 

[00:47:16] – Laura

There-

 

[00:47:16] – Cameron

and check her pluse.

 

[00:47:17] – Laura

They were lovers. I feel like that was obvious? And I look at Williams and I’m like you two, you were, how do you say… banging? Yes?

 

[00:47:28] – Nick

He’s just crying like [Laua: Yes] silent tears.

 

[00:47:31] – Laura

I’m going to take that as a yes. I believe they were lovers.

 

[00:47:34] – Nick

You check Lira, she is dead. She is no more. Most of her insides are on her outsides. That tree messed her up real good. At this point Mills jumps out of the opposite side of the clearing and’s like Alright I’m ready to go

 

[00:47:50] – Laura

Thank you. You were a very big help.

 

[00:47:53] – Nick

Well, I held some of the trees back. So at least we had that. My job was just to keep you alive not to capture anyone. So oh hey that was Lira. Wow that’s crazy. And he just- he goes- he walks across the clearing to her and looks down and goes man, she owed me 10 credits and just he sets about basically packing up the camp to take it with him.

 

[00:48:14] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] You could check her pockets.

 

[00:48:16] – Cameron

Yeah I’m going to.

 

[00:48:17] – Nick

I mean, it’s sort of, my culture frowns on that kind of thing, so.

 

[00:48:21] – Cameron

I check her pockets. Okay I make eye contact with him as he says my culture frowned on this and I look down and start checking her pockets.

 

[00:48:27] – Nick

Okay you- you find ten credits.

 

[00:48:31] – Cameron

I hand them to him.

 

[00:48:32] – Nick

Hey thanks. Now I owe you ten credits. And he pockets it.

 

[00:48:36] – Cameron

That- that definitely how that works.

 

[00:48:38] – Laura

[overlapping Cameron] Yes, that is how it works. You owe us 10 credits now.

 

[00:48:41] – Nick

And William says are you done robbing my friend? What are you even doing?

 

[00:48:48] – Laura

Friend or was she not girlfriend? or partner? However you wanted to label it?

 

[00:48:54] – Nick

Look we didn’t we didn’t like labels okay. We were just trying to go. We were just trying to leave and then getting hunted by your co-workers is really crazy and Lira just started becoming one with the jungle or whatever but like she was really, she- Oh gosh it’s was and he breaks down and cry.

 

[00:49:15] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] I continue that the tree did get her.

 

[00:49:15] – Steven

That’s true.

 

[00:49:18] – Laura

The tree.

 

[00:49:20] – Cameron

Yeah.

 

[00:49:21] – Laura

I mean I did throw a grenade at her. But… the tree.

 

[00:49:26] – Nick

Look I guess nothing really matters. We were just trying to get to different outposts and get off planet. But maybe that was just wishful thinking. I’m imagining Falx’s sent you after me. He always has his weird smuggler friends do stuff like this. Well, get it over with and he just kind of like closes his eyes and puts his head to the side.

 

[00:49:48] – Cameron

Why are you trying to get away?

 

[00:49:51] – Nick

We just di-

 

[00:49:51] – Cameron

 Well, were. Why were you trying.

 

[00:49:53] – Laura

Xianna like leans in and she’s like have you seen the empire?

 

[00:49:58] – Nick

I mean she’s got a point, it basically is one of those “have you seen the empire” kind of things.

 

[00:50:02] – Cameron

I have but have you not seen how brainwashed everyone is in the empire?They’re very good at that. [Laura: ehhh] The defecting is rare.

 

[00:50:11] – Laura

They are OK.

 

[00:50:12] – Cameron

The people being controlled by the empire. Yeah. Those running make sense. People within their organization normally very much drinking the space-koolaid.

 

[00:50:22] – Laura

In my experience there’s not a lot of deserting because the empire gets everyone in one way or another. Eventually. It’s hard to run from a regime that has the entire galaxy.

 

[00:50:36] – Nick

That’s pretty morbid.

 

[00:50:39] – Laura

Yes!

 

[00:50:39] – Nick

Uh well. Williams is like he’s- he’s got the binders on. He’s like trying to apply pressure to the knife wound in his arm.

 

[00:50:48] – Cameron

I lean down and help.

 

[00:50:49] – Nick

Oh thank- thank you.

 

[00:50:50] – Laura

Well I kind of- I lean down to Williams and go if we bring you back alive how badly will they torture you?

 

[00:50:58] – Nick

You know Falx doesn’t really go for torture that much, he’s sort of efficient like that. uh either I’ll get sent to a labor camp or if they don’t want to waste the food waiting for a shipment they’ll probably just shoot me. Honestly it’s weird that he didn’t just tell you to kill me.

 

[00:51:17] – Laura

So…

 

[00:51:17] – Nick

This is a bummer. This was my first posting. I had such high hopes and now look at me.

 

[00:51:22] – Laura

That is why you do not desert. But so are you OK being sent back alive?

 

[00:51:29] – Nick

Yeah [Laura: okie] I guess it’s a 50/50 shot and I’ve always been pretty good at brown nosing that’s how I got here in the first place.

 

[00:51:36] – Laura

Cause like if they were going to horibly torture you I mean we could shoot you now.

 

[00:51:40] – Nick

It’s tempting. I mean you just murdered the woman I love, but.

 

[00:51:44] – Laura

I mean-

 

[00:51:44] – Cameron

I think you’ll find that was the tree.

 

[00:51:47] – Laura

I mean, I am sorry.

 

[00:51:48] – Cameron

And she did shoot me first. To be fair.

 

[00:51:51] – Laura

They would kind of probably kill us if we did not.

 

[00:51:54] – Nick

Yeah. I mean you’re dooming me to a life of slave labor at the best case scenario so you should feel bad about that. And I don’t appreciate it. There’s still a chance-

 

[00:52:03] – Laura

So do you want me to shoot you now? Cause like… I will.

 

[00:52:07] – Nick

No. I uh-you could like just let me go.

 

[00:52:08] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] You have a choice. OK. So here is the thing, if we let you go and I look over what’s his name Rambo dude?

 

[00:52:18] – Multiple Speakers

Mills

 

[00:52:18] – Laura

Mills It’s like Mills.. How close is Mills to us?

 

[00:52:22] – Nick

He’s still just kind of patrolling the perimeter. He can hear but you can’t tell if he’s paying attention or not.

 

[00:52:28] – Laura

So I want to kind of like whisper probably mostly to Karma and go like so is there any way we could you know act like a tree got him and just bring back Lira’s body and maybe a bloodied helmet or shirt and just you know say we saw him die?

 

[00:52:54] – Cameron

Probably? The thing with that though you, sweetie you look pretty banged up.

 

[00:53:00] – Nick

Eeeh

 

[00:53:00] – Laura

I have a stimpack.

 

[00:53:01] – Nick

He looks like suddenly hopeful, like surprised hopeful ,like a teenager who meets Santa Claus hopeful.I could- I can make it.

 

[00:53:09] – Cameron

Realistically hun…

 

[00:53:11] – Laura

Xianna looks at Karma-

 

[00:53:12] – Cameron

[overlapping Laura] I’m- I’m concerned with you lasting out here.

 

[00:53:13] – Laura

[overlapping Cameron] How- how many wounds does he have?

 

[00:53:15] – Nick

Four.

 

[00:53:16] – Laura

  1. I have a stimpack, so I could fix him up.

 

[00:53:21] – Nick

I like this plan. I mean you could tell I’m a- I don’t mean to brag– He tries to like brush his hair.

 

[00:53:27] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] Xianna like already has the stim pack out and is like watching Mills and shoots Williams up with it and like puts the empty one back in her pocket.

 

[00:53:38] – Nick

He- there’s a- he kind of gasps as the painkillers take effect. Well you know I am ruggedly handsome and independent. He is not ruggedly handsome or independent looking. This is a very scrawny junior officer [Laura: sure] just out of training.

 

[00:53:51] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] Yes. Sure you are.

 

[00:53:53] – Nick

But yeah I just- just- you could take one of the Stormtrooper bodies or something, [Laura: okie] we’re about the same level of ripped it should work.

 

[00:54:03] – Laura

Someone is going to have to go to distract  Mills and then I- we will make a bunch of noise over here-

 

[00:54:09] – Cameron

Sabos and Tink, y’all are distracting.

 

[00:54:11] – Laura

You go make distractions. Go, go.

 

[00:54:13] – Cameron

Go talk appropriately about your headtail or something

 

[00:54:15] – Steven

That was the plan!

 

[00:54:15] – Laura

Someone- one of you go and get in a tuffle with a tree. Try not to get actually killed.

 

[00:54:23] – Hudson

Hey Mills. I was wondering…

 

[00:54:27] – Nick

Yeah, what?

 

[00:54:28] – Hudson

You see that a lot of experience out here, what was one of your hardest fought battles that you’ve ever had?

 

[00:54:35] – Nick

Oh well let me tell you about it. There’s this one time I had a whole grove of trees between me and my sister and I was-

 

[00:54:41] – Hudson

Do tell.

 

[00:54:42] – Nick

I was trying to set her up with my friend.

 

[00:54:45] – Laura

That’s their distraction? This is just a story.

 

[00:54:48] – Cameron

As long as he’s facing away from us.

 

[00:54:51] – Nick

[overlapping Cameron] At his point Mills throws his arm around Tink which is mostly like up and points away from y’all to gesture broadly at the trees. There is a couple of spruces and two jungle deciduous and I was able to take them down with an incendiary grenade and he just goes on and on about killing trees,

 

[00:55:05] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] So while they’re doing this Xianna gets Williams up to his feet, takes off the binders, put them back in her pocket and I mean he’s not wearing any like uni- is he wearing anything that Mills would have seen on him to identify?

 

[00:55:20] – Cameron

He’s a- he is wearing like the army uniform right?

 

[00:55:23] – Nick

So he has like one of the little blue squares because he’s like a super junior officer.

 

[00:55:27] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] Xiana goes over and like plucks the little blue square off of him.

 

[00:55:31] – Cameron

Make sure there’s blood on it.

 

[00:55:33] – Laura

And kind of like rub that on his leg a little bit-

 

[00:55:35] – Cameron

way more convincing [Laura: to get more blood].

 

[00:55:36] – Laura

Does he still have his cap or anything?

 

[00:55:38] – Nick

No.

 

[00:55:39] – Laura

Okay.

 

[00:55:40] – Nick

He doesn’t have his cap but his- his uniform is all like shredded you could pull pieces off if you wanted to.

 

[00:55:44] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] Yeah. So like she takes a few pieces and any like large thing. If he had a holster like takes that and then-

 

[00:55:52] – Nick

As you take his insignia he’s like Wait wait wait wait wait. And he goes over and he takes it from you and he does something you can’t tell. And the bottom pops open and he shakes something out of it and puts it in his pocket. Okay great thanks.

 

[00:56:05] – Cameron

The Karma starts we obviously can’t send him like we- we can’t let you keep the sled. I know it’d be useful but he has seen it. This is- yeah. So let’s pack you a bag.

 

[00:56:19] – Nick

Okay.

 

[00:56:20] – Cameron

Some useful stuff.

 

[00:56:22] – Laura

So pack a bag very quickly and then we will have you hide off to the side and I will throw a grenade, sprinkle this stuff and a tree was getting you and you were getting away and so I panicked. And threw a greanade.

 

[00:56:35] – Nick

Great. Sounds awesome. And he basically just takes- there was a pile of those ration bars and he just takes one arm and brushes them into like a piece of cloth he makes into a satchel, ties it around the stick and just takes off into the trees. And at this point Mills has Tink by both shoulders and is shaking him and staring really close to his face and there were bug monkeys- bug monkeys everywhere!

 

[00:56:59] – Hudson

aaaaahhhhh. [groups laughs]

 

[00:57:01] – Laura

So Xianna-

 

[00:57:01] – Cameron

Karma does like accounting with their nature 1 2 and 3

 

[00:57:06] – Laura

And Xianna is like doing that little like face like okay and scene! and then like throws the grenade at a random tree and then it’s like oh shit! and then-

 

[00:57:19] – Cameron

Grab him!

 

[00:57:21] – Laura

-throws like right after the grenade throws all the scraps she took off of Williams and then falls back.

 

[00:57:28] – Cameron

We both fall back as if ahh! grenade explosion and it threw us!

 

[00:57:33] – Nick

So the camera cuts to Mills holding Tink and he’s staring at Tink but facing towards the explosion so you just see the cool grenade explosion silhouetting Mills and Tink and he goes oh what? He looks over and he sees it and goes what? What happened?

 

[00:57:51] – Laura

Oh I so the- the officer Williams he started getting away and then a tree started attacking and I panicked and I threw a grenade. I think I killed him.

 

[00:58:04] – Nick

I’m going to need a deception role from you.

 

[00:58:07] – Laura

Can do!

 

[00:58:08] – Nick

Against, I guess it would be his perception.

 

[00:58:12] – Laura

Which would be?

 

[00:58:13] – Nick

A purple and a red. Actually two purples, nevermind. Mills is good at seeing.

 

[00:58:18] – Cameron

Can I- can I- can I assist?

 

[00:58:20] – Nick

Yes.

 

[00:58:21] – Cameron

Since I’m acting with it.

 

[00:58:22] – Nick

Is your…

 

[00:58:22] – Cameron

I think it’s the same.

 

[00:58:24] – Nick

If it’s the same she just gets-

 

[00:58:25] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] So you- you have more cunning. But we both have one deception.

 

[00:58:28] – Nick

So-

 

[00:58:28] – Laura

I have two deception.

 

[00:58:29] – Nick

So yeah you just add a [Cameron: a blue?] blue die then.

 

[00:58:33] – Cameron

[dice sounds] I’m like walking over and like carefully walking towards and picking up scrap pieces of things.

 

[00:58:42] – Laura

One success and two advantages.

 

[00:58:44] – Nick

Okay so with the success Mills goes Oh well, I mean, he’s dead I guess that’s what’s important. It saves us the blaster charges. We’re just going to put him down.

 

[00:58:59] – Laura

I am sorry.

 

[00:59:00] – Nick

Well you know, you- you Twi’leks are- I have zero experience with them but I have now decided that they’re bloodthirsty so great work.

 

[00:59:10] – Laura

I panicked! It was scary. The big tree.

 

[00:59:13] – Nick

I think I saw a holo of Twi’leks with sharp teeth one time, it’s always kind of…

 

[00:59:16] – Laura

That is just the men.

 

[00:59:19] – Nick

Oh well yeah.

 

[00:59:21] – Laura

It is considered attractive

 

[00:59:22] – Cameron

Is it?

 

[00:59:23] – Nick

Do you think I should file my teeth?

 

[00:59:25] – Laura

No. It just for the Twi’lek men that it’s attractive.

 

[00:59:29] – Nick

Oh

 

[00:59:30] – Cameron

So it’s attractive to other Twi’lek men or Twi’lek women?

 

[00:59:32] – Laura

Well I mean if they are of that orientation yes. It is interactive for the men to have pointy teeth.

 

[00:59:38] – Nick

I don’t know why we’re talking about this. You just blew someone up. That’s good to know. Thank you for expanding my cultural horizons. I appreciate that. [Laura: yes] And just scrape that stuff into a bag or whatever we’ll put it on the sled bring it back to Falx and he turns around leaving. He’s been digging through the cart for a couple of minutes and he pulls out this big spray bottle. It looks like a cockroach bomb like just an aerosol thing with the dispersal things like oh man they did manage to get one of these and he takes a metal spike out of his pocket and jam it into the top and it starts misting all everywhere. He goes that’ll take care of the trees. And you see them actually start to spread back in clearways, it will be a lot easier getting back. Let’s us

 

[01:00:20] – Cameron

Oooooh

 

[01:00:22] – Laura

What is this planet?

 

[01:00:24] – Nick

Let’s try and get back to the outpost.

 

[01:00:25] – Cameron

So I have collected the bits of Williams’s uniform. That Xianna had thrown in one hand and then I walked over and I hoist Lira up over my shoulder and tossed her onto the sled.

 

[01:00:38] – Nick

She does a rag doll form that’s pretty gross and starts dripping into the supplies a little.

 

[01:00:44] – Cameron

I kind of shift- well uh- I put her on, not like on food stuffs.

 

[01:00:48] – Nick

 

[01:00:49] – Cameron

I shift uncomfortably and kind of wipe the blood off of my shoulder and then remember that my- the adrenaline starts to wear out. And I leaned against the sled and like put my hands on my knees like whoa.

 

[01:01:00] – Nick

Mills- Mills sees you doing that like great. That way we don’t have to carry her. You got shot a lot.

 

[01:01:08] – Cameron

I noticed.

 

[01:01:09] – Laura

Oh yes. So do they have an infirmary at the outpost?

 

[01:01:14] – Nick

Yeah they have that. But I also have some medical supplies in the speeder that we could use.

 

[01:01:20] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] Okay. I do not want to waste my stimpack.

 

[01:01:21] – Cameron

  1. So before we head out I’mma make a- I’m gonna make a cool check to try and recover some strain and I’m going to use my hardboiled talent. So when I’m recovering strain after an encounter I can spend advantages of two ranks in hardboiled to recover one wound per advantage spent, so I could heal one wound back this way.

 

[01:01:39] – Nick

Just one?

 

[01:01:40] – Cameron

Well-

 

[01:01:41] – Nick

Okay.

 

[01:01:41] – Cameron

May spend advantage up to ranks in hardboiled. So

 

[01:01:43] – Nick

Okay. Well.

 

[01:01:44] – Cameron

That is one.

 

[01:01:45] – Nick

Hopefully you get an advantage.

 

[01:01:46] – Cameron

Hopefully I get an advantage because I didn’t lose any strain. What’s the difficulty?

 

[01:01:50] – Laura

Simple.

 

[01:01:51] – Cameron

Simple? Fabulous. [dice sounds] Hey that’s an advantage.

 

[01:01:55] – Nick

Got a wound back and 2 strain.

 

[01:01:57] – Cameron

I wasn’t the one strained- or I didn’t lose any strain but I’m up to four health now.

 

[01:02:03] – Nick

Good work. So you make get back to the speeder without any crazy things happening and you pile in, you toss Lira’s body into the trunk. There’s still some space back there and you drive off into the jungle. Headed back towards the outpost and that’s where we’ll end the episode!

 

[01:02:21] – Nick

BaDaaaaaa

 

[01:02:21] – Cameron

Na

 

[01:02:21] – Multiple Speakers

NAAAAAAAAAA

 

[01:02:27] – Cameron

Oh dear.

 

[01:02:28]

Thanks for listening to 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.

 

[01:02:40]

Xianna’fan is played by Laura Penrod. She can be found on Twitter at Cheerio_buffet.

 

[01:02:47]

Tink is played by Hudson Jameson and he can be found on Twitter at HudsonJameson.

 

[01:02:52]

Karma Nailo is played by me, Cameron Robertson. You can find me on Twitter at MidnightMusic13.

 

[01:02:58]

Sabos Niks was played by Steven Schroeder. He does not exist on the internet.

 

[01:03:03]

Our game master is Nick Robertson and you can find him on Twitter at alias58. Our intro song is Space Jam by Pablo Ribot. Additional music by James Gunter.

 

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[00:00:18] – Nick

[background guitar 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. Additional music this week is Stjepan Major by Peglica i Komandos. Before we start I want to take a second to thank everyone for their 5star iTunes reviews. I’m talking to you Little Raley and you Scarbane. Special shout out to MiteyMights, directorspy. You’re a wonderful person. Leggd, go to Starbucks and tell them Tabletop Squadron says you deserve a macchiato. WesternShadow, thank you for your enthusiasm, and TheBrokenLegacy, may your dice ever roll triumphs. If you’re keeping count that’s seven reviews. We only need 3 more to unlock super secret art. It’s a lot of fun and we’ll post it all over social media. So if you like us head on over there and tell the iTunes community… maybe tell a friend. Once we hit this milestone we’ll come up with something else to bribe you into telling people about the show. So if you like content, review our show. Anyway onto the episode.

 

[00:01:40] – Nick

Hello and welcome to Episode 4 of Tabletop Squadron I’m your host and gamemaster, Nick. We’re gonna go around the table introduce yourselves and say who you are playing.

 

[00:01:50] – Laura

Hi I’m Laura and I play Xianna’fan.

 

[00:01:52] – Hudson

I’m Hudson and I play Tink.

 

[00:01:55] – Steven

I’m not Hudson. I’m actually Steven and I play Sabos Niks. [Nick: for real?]

 

[00:02:01] – Laura

I’m also not Steven. Wow.

 

[00:02:03] – Steven

[Cameron: you’re not Hudson either] I am Steven! [Hudson: woowww]

 

[00:02:05] – Laura

and I’m also not Hudson!

 

[00:02:06] – Steven

Yeah. Me neither. [Hudson: woowwww]

 

[00:02:07] – Laura

I’m definitely not Hudson

 

[00:02:09] – Steven

anyway

 

[00:02:09] – Cameron

Anyway, I’m Cameron [laughs] and I’m playing Karma

 

[00:02:12] – Laura

I am also Cameron though. [group laughter] I’m not Steven or Hudson, but I am also [Steven: i am in fact Cameron] Cameron.

 

[00:02:20] – Nick

And now let’s roll our destiny points. I got it right. Oh. [dice sounds]

 

[00:02:26] – Cameron

Good job. One dark side. bad job. [dice sounds]

 

[00:02:30] – Steven

Two light side. [Cameron: heeyyyyy] white side.

 

[00:02:33] – Laura

One dark side

 

[00:02:33] – Hudson

Two light side.

 

[00:02:38] – Laura

We did so well

 

[00:02:39] – Cameron

Four the light side, two dark side.

 

[00:02:42] – Nick

All right so when we last left off. You all had been given a rare moment of privacy and relaxation in your garden shed and-

 

[00:02:52] – Steven

Guest quarters.

 

[00:02:53] – Nick

Guest quarters and had been -um- bedding down for the evening. And we’ll- we’ll open it up there.

 

[00:02:59] – Laura

Xianna immediately sees that it’s two bunk beds and yells out top bunk! I call ze top bunk!

 

[00:03:06] – Steven

Which one?

 

[00:03:07] – Laura

Zeee right side. yes

 

[00:03:09] – Cameron

[overlapping Laura] I just go and climb on the top bunk on the left.

 

[00:03:11] – Steven

Awww

 

[00:03:12] – Hudson

I take the bottom bunk. That’s what I wanted anyway

 

[00:03:14] – Steven

[overlapping Hudson] I take the bottom bunk ’cause it’s what’s left.

 

[00:03:17] – Hudson

I’m a bit heavy

 

[00:03:18] – Cameron

And so I look around and I notice that there are no cameras or recording equipment or anything in here.

 

[00:03:24] – Laura

Xianna [Nick: pass that check] would like poke her head upside down and look at Tink and be like Tink do you like being ze bottom? [group laughter] and is like smiling and just staring at him.

 

[00:03:37] – Hudson

I kind of crumple up my face and I don’t respond.

 

[00:03:40] – Laura

I like twist over and look at Sabos, and go Sabos! Do you like being ze bottom?

 

[00:03:45] – Steven

I am on the bottom.

 

[00:03:47] – Laura

Do you like being on ze bottom?

 

[00:03:50] – Steven

I mean I’d prefer the top but I’ll take bottom. [group laughter]

 

[00:03:54] – Laura

Xianna just keeps laughing and sits back up and is very proud of herself.

 

[00:03:59] – Hudson

Sounds like he’ll take whatever he can get.

 

[00:04:01] – Laura

She is very amused with this.

 

[00:04:03] – Cameron

So I’m- I’m sitting on the edge of the top bunk. I have my feet swinging very much in Sabos’s area. Not purposely trying to hit him but also since he’s on the bottom bunk there’s just not a lot of space there.

 

[00:04:16] – Steven

Not trying not to hit me either though.

 

[00:04:18] – Cameron

Not trying not- not trying to hit you but also not really caring if you choose to put your face in the way of my foot. [group laughter]

 

[00:04:27] – Steven

Oh [Cameron: yeah] cool.

 

[00:04:29] – Cameron

So Togrutan.

 

[00:04:31] – Steven

Nautolan. [Cameron laughs]

 

[00:04:33] – Laura

Again! What is with you two?

 

[00:04:37] – Cameron

I- He introduced himself as Togrutan so I’m going with it.

 

[00:04:40] – Steven

Sabos…

 

[00:04:42] – Cameron

Nope. You’re Togrutan. Why are you here?

 

[00:04:46] – Steven

-uh- Well I’m from a- a small outpost on -uh- you know, Osiron. Not the Togrutan homeworld. [Cameron: okay] [Laura: But- ] We want to -uh- you know we’re seeking to establish trade routes throughout the galaxy, we’re trying to be independent of the home world. [Cameron: -mhhmm-] First Togrutans to branch out and -uh-  I was told that if I were to -uh- you know, help someone scratch their back they could scratch mine, if you will.

 

[00:05:13] – Cameron

That does nothing to explain to me why you’re here.

 

[00:05:16] – Laura

[overlapping Cameron] Yes, zat makes no sense.

 

[00:05:18] – Cameron

Who’s back where are you trying to scratch?

 

[00:05:20] – Steven

Oh you know the Corellian.

 

[00:05:21] – Cameron

the Corellian?

 

[00:05:22] – Laura

[overlapping Cameron] the Corellian?

 

[00:05:23] – Steven

Yeah

 

[00:05:23] – Cameron

Did this Corellian have a name or did you just see what [Steven: -uuuuh- Sako] they looked like and just want it -oh- So Sacko, -oh- so the one who was supposed to be with us.

 

[00:05:31] – Steven

Yes that’s right.

 

[00:05:33] – Cameron

So

 

[00:05:33] – Steven

I was told if I do some of his bidding he might help me establish some routes between -uh Osiron and -uh- Corellia.

 

[00:05:40] – Cameron

‘kayyy

 

[00:05:40] – Steven

-mmmyup-

 

[00:05:41] – Cameron

so- so we’ve seen your vast expertise at astrogation [Steven: yes] and piloting.

 

[00:05:48] – Steven

Yes.

 

[00:05:49] – Cameron

-umm- Do you have any actual skills?

 

[00:05:52] – Steven

Well I am an expert at astrogation and piloting. I like to think I’m a skilled negotiator.

 

[00:05:58] – Cameron

You like to think or you are?

 

[00:06:01] – Steven

I’m a good pilot aren’t I?

 

[00:06:02] – Cameron

No.

 

[00:06:03] – Steven

I negotiate as well as I pilot.

 

[00:06:05] – Laura

Nooo.

 

[00:06:06] – Cameron

Oh great.

 

[00:06:06] – Steven

All I have- Okay okay.

 

[00:06:09] – Laura

You should not talk when

 

[00:06:10] – Steven

[overlapping Laura] We didn’t hit the trees okay. That’s [Laura: that’s what we- did we not?] how my negotiating works.

 

[00:06:13] – Cameron

That was [Laura: we did] not you! That was me!

 

[00:06:17] – Steven

I astrogated that.

 

[00:06:18] – Cameron

Yeah, you astrogated to the trees.

 

[00:06:20] – Steven

That’s right. I wanted to test your skills. Why are you here?

 

[00:06:24] – Cameron

Because I was hired for bounty hunter job because I’m a bounty hunter. And I brought in my mark very quickly and efficiently.

 

[00:06:31] – Steven

So why are you still here?

 

[00:06:33] – Laura

Because money!

 

[00:06:33] – Cameron

[overlapping Laura] Well I’m being paid for a job. [Steven: mhhm-] I don’t know if you are. Sacko might be being paid for this job.

 

[00:06:39] – Steven

Someone is getting paid.

 

[00:06:40] – Cameron

Yeah

 

[00:06:41] – Laura

I do not zink zat someone is you zough.

 

[00:06:43] – Steven

I’m getting paid in trade routes.

 

[00:06:45] – Laura

So nooo. [Cameron: okay] Zat is not money

 

[00:06:50] – Steven

And in credits.

 

[00:06:51] – Laura

Zat is money. I do not zink you are getting zose credits zough.

 

[00:06:56] – Steven

[overlapping Laura] Credits aren’t as important on Osiron.

 

[00:06:58] – Laura

Is it a [Cameron whispers something. possibly: something’s getting at me] trade based society?

 

[00:07:02] – Steven

It’s- it’s more of a hunter gatherer society. So we’re trying to

 

[00:07:06] – Cameron and Laura

trade based?

 

[00:07:07] – Laura

trade based.

 

[00:07:08] – Steven

Trying to make it into more of a modern…

 

[00:07:11] – Laura

So zen [Steven: sort, almost like the homeworld ] you want ze money..

 

[00:07:13] – Cameron

So you’d need, so-

 

[00:07:14] – Steven

Trade routes.

 

[00:07:15] – Cameron

So, so, so wait. So you’re branching out from the homeworld to become a different group of Togrutans [Steven: No no no, we had just been there first] and are tryingto make it so that the current society more reflects the homeworld. So why [Steven: uh no. no] did you leave? That is what you said.

 

[00:07:33] – Steven

Well there’s a lot of group think that goes on in the Togrutan culture. -uh- Us on our colony aren’t as -uh- groupy.

 

[00:07:41] – Laura

Xianna like pops back down… like upside down and looks at Tink and goes zat is going nowhere and I do not zink he knows what he is talking about. What is your deal? You are big and furry.

 

[00:07:54] – Hudson

Now that I’ve gotten to know you a little bit, what do you- what do you want to know? What do you mean my-

 

[00:07:58] – Laura

like. Like.. what is [Steven: top or bottom?] your deal?

 

[00:08:02] – Hudson

Well as a child, or how far back? How far back do we need to go here?

 

[00:08:06] – Cameron

[laughing] I was born on a Tuesday.

 

[00:08:08] – Hudson

Well-

 

[00:08:08] – Laura

Just like a general…. what is your zing? Who do you like?

 

[00:08:12] – Hudson

[overlapping Laura] Well if you haven’t noticed my [Laura: what is-] thing is slicing. I’m wery very good at it. That’s why I got picked up for the job. One of the best in the land actually.

 

[00:08:20] – Laura

Okie

 

[00:08:20] – Hudson

And Corellia.

 

[00:08:22] – Laura

Computers

 

[00:08:23] – Hudson

Yes.

 

[00:08:23] – Laura

Anything else?

 

[00:08:25] – Hudson

Well -uh- I wasn’t, you know, I did learn computers in an empire run school -uh- one time but you can’t really trust the empire, I found out and so I ditched that and since then I’ve just been kind of learning on my own, making my own way.

 

[00:08:41] – Laura

Where is your ‘ome? You say imperial but I-

 

[00:08:44] – Hudson

So I was on Mandalore as a child but for the longest

 

[00:08:49] – Laura

[overlapping Hudson] [whispers] you do not look Mandalorian.

 

[00:08:51] – Cameron

They normally don’t have quite as much hair.

 

[00:08:53] – Laura

Usually zey are just ‘umans.

 

[00:08:55] – Hudson

Well my parents were brought there as slaves. Thank you very much if you [Cameron: ohh] had to [Laura: oh] know. I’m from the original home of Gigor which is where my race is from but then they got sent to Mandalore as slaves before they were freed by Duchesse Satine. So there’s- there’s my story.

 

[00:09:15] – Laura

Cool! I was just curious-

 

[00:09:16] – Hudson

What’s your deal?

 

[00:09:16] – Steven

Top.

 

[00:09:17] – Laura

I steal zings. [Cameron laughs]

 

[00:09:20] – Hudson

Steal things.

 

[00:09:21] – Laura

I am versatile….Also, how open are you to a- a threesome with ze Zabrak? He seemed interested. I just want to make sure, you know, keep zings open and just incase. I do not zink we will have to but you know, on ze off chance zat zis will make zings easier or if zings get weird.

 

[00:09:43] – Cameron

Karma rolls over so that her head’s now hanging over the bed and just kind of like stares at Sabos uncomfortably.

 

[00:09:49] – Hudson

You know-

 

[00:09:50] – Cameron

And all my head tails just kind of fall around.

 

[00:09:52] – Steven

I like clear her tentacles and stare uncomfortably back.

 

[00:09:55] – Hudson

There was this one time back in college. Things just kind of got weird, I had a lot of wine and so I mean if- if things happen they happen is what I say. I- I try to go with the flow cautiously [Laura: okie] and I seem [Laura: just checking] to think that you know…

 

[00:10:12] – Laura

Again I do not zink it is going to ‘appen. You know, just checking all ze options.

 

[00:10:18] – Hudson

Well thank- thank you for your communication.

 

[00:10:20] – Laura

I mean… okie. 

 

[00:10:22] – Steven

Seems like everyone is open to it here,  so I think y’all are

 

[00:10:25] – Cameron

Wait, what?

 

[00:10:25] – Hudson

No one even asked you.

 

[00:10:27] – Laura

No one asked you Sabos. No one asked you.

 

[00:10:30] – Steven

I didn’t mean me, I’m- I’m-

 

[00:10:32] – Laura

Well obviously.

 

[00:10:33] – Steven

I’m not in y’alls bunk.

 

[00:10:34] – Cameron

Oh

 

[00:10:35] – Laura

You are on zat side of ze room.

 

[00:10:36] – Cameron

So everyone– [Laura: zis side of ze-] so everyone refer to that bunk.

 

[00:10:38] – Laura

Zis is the cool bunk. You are ze not cool bunk.

 

[00:10:42] – Steven

I’m an ambasador.

 

[00:10:42] – Laura

No you’re not.

 

[00:10:44] – Steven

I’m too good for that.

 

[00:10:45] – Laura

I do not zink you are an official ambasador.

 

[00:10:47] – Steven

Look at my badge. I hold up the badge.

 

[00:10:50] – Laura

Does zat say Sakos?

 

[00:10:51] – Steven

No. This says Sabos. This is the Osiron official

 

[00:10:55] – Laura

[overlapping Steven] which does it say?

 

[00:10:56] – Nick

So it says Sabos on it, describe your Osiron ambassador’s badge.

 

[00:11:01] – Steven

It has a picture of Osiron. So basically just a circle with an orange- an orange circle and it says Sabos Niks and a picture of me with my thumb up and under it it says Ambassador.

 

[00:11:18] – Laura

Zat looks fake

 

[00:11:19] – Steven

It’s laminated! [group laughter]

 

[00:11:22] – Laura

Zat looks more fake zen ze fake badges I make.

 

[00:11:24] – Steven

[overlapping Laura] as I said we don’t have many sources on Osiron.

 

[00:11:27] – Laura

Also, why is zere just an orange blob? Zat could be anyzing.

 

[00:11:31] – Steven

That’s Osiron.

 

[00:11:32] – Laura

I mean again it could be anyzing… so it is fake!?

 

[00:11:36] – Steven

No this is the official ambassador badge of Osiron. I know because I am the official ambassador.

 

[00:11:43] – Laura

-Mmmmmm- [Cameron: okay] if you say so.

 

[00:11:45] – Steven

If you could make a better badge

 

[00:11:47] – Laura

I mean maybe.

 

[00:11:48] – Steven

We- we Togrutans on Osiron might have need for your services.

 

[00:11:51] – Laura

I do not ‘ave a laminater machine with me.

 

[00:11:55] – Steven

Eh, we can work that out.

 

[00:11:56] – Nick

So as you continue to discuss for a few hours the camera pulls back. The sun is set You hear night life in the jungle and as the camera pulls away from the outpost you see patrols going around on the exterior and there’s a side wipe it goes -swwooop- across and then suddenly you’re zoomed back in on the outside of your guest quarters and it’s daytime, early morning.

 

[00:12:24] – Hudson

I yawn as I wake up.

 

[00:12:25] – Steven

I sit up ambasador-ly.

 

[00:12:27] – Nick

So there’s a brief shot of you all waking up and then another wipe. Maybe this one’s a star wipe we’ll just get ridiculous with it and you are all geared up and walking into the square in the middle of Outpost 4 and you see one of the off-road speeders that was on the expedition yesterday and Mills, the large guy with dark lanky hair and scars is throwing some crates of supplies into a trunk on the back. The speeder now that you get a closer look it hovers but also has like skids on the bottom for sudden changes like fallen tree trunks and underbrush and things and it looks like it sees 6 people it’s got 3 2-person benches and then a large crate strapped to the back that works as like a trunk and he’s putting stuff into that crate back there. Yeah. So as you walk up he waves at you and says Good morning.

 

[00:13:22] – Steven

Howdy [Cameron whispers: good morning] Mills

 

[00:13:22] – Laura

Eeeh.

 

[00:13:24] – Hudson

Morning

 

[00:13:25] – Laura

Xianna’s not [Cameron whispers: Xianna doesn’t do mornings?] a morning person. She’s still kind of like half asleep and she’s probably like leaning against whoever is right next to her and then kind of doing like the jerk where like No, I’m – I am awake. I am awake.

 

[00:13:35] – Steven

Mills do we happen to know the description of the men we’re looking forward today?

 

[00:13:42] – Nick

Well there’s a couple of them. Their names are Lira and Williams. One of them’s a storm trooper and the other one’s a officer.

 

[00:13:53] – Cameron

Which one is the trooper?

 

[00:13:55] – Nick

Lira.

 

[00:13:56] – Hudson

Are they in love?

 

[00:13:58] – Nick

I…. I don’t care. My job is to go get them.

 

[00:14:01] – Hudson

So you’ll be joining us?

 

[00:14:02] – Nick

Yeah I’ll be your guide. I guess. I was supposed to keep an eye on you. Falx presumably trusts you which makes no sense but the money is good. And this is a lot more comfortable than where we used to live with all those beasts about. So I’ll take you wherever you need to go but it’s going to probably be an hour or so before we -uh- we’re- we’re ready to leave the speeders still charging so if there’s anything you need to take care of before you go now would be the time.

 

[00:14:32] – Hudson

[Cameron mutters something] bathroom break

 

[00:14:33] – Nick

Okay.

 

[00:14:34] – Hudson

Yeah.

 

[00:14:34] – Laura

Did you- We literally just left. Did you not go?

 

[00:14:39] – Hudson

Well- I have to go a lot when I first wake up. [group laughter]

 

[00:14:44] – Nick

Mill’s is like no no no not here not here in the square. There is a barracks bathroom over there.

 

[00:14:48] – Hudson

Oh okay.

 

[00:14:49] – Steven

I turn around so I cannot be seen by Kaarma and clean my weapon and prepare it.

 

[00:14:54] – Laura

[whispers] why..

 

[00:14:55] – Nick

Eww [Cameron laughs]

 

[00:14:55] – Laura

why, why do you-

 

[00:14:56] – Steven

[overlapping Laura] I was giving Karma crap about cleaning the- the bug guts. [Nick: oh! you’re actual weapon] Yes.

 

[00:15:01] – Cameron

His actual weapon. And now you’re really [Steven: my blaster!] regretting not cleaning it yesterday.

 

[00:15:05] – Laura

why do you… you clean your weapon at night. Why would you do it right now?

 

[00:15:10] – Steven

I’m not getting my weapon dammit. I like run off.

 

[00:15:13] – Laura

Okie.

 

[00:15:13] – Cameron

Karma turns as she hears Xianna say this.

 

[00:15:17] – Nick

So as they all kind of scatter Mills looks at Xianna and Karma who are still there and says well if I’ve got basic supplies but if you need anything specifically for the jungle there’s a quartermaster off the square over there and he points [Cameron: fabulous] across the square.

 

[00:15:32] – Laura

Zank you.

 

[00:15:33] – Cameron

[overlapping Laura] I’mma go that way.

 

[00:15:34] – Laura

I go that way as well.

 

[00:15:36] – Nick

Okey dokey. So you see the building that he pointed out across the way it looks like a very small shack on the other side of the square so most of these buildings are probably 2, 3… or like between 500 and a thousand square feet. So like general cabin size this one looks like an outhouse. And as you come up to it it’s a another like concrete building but it’s got one of the Star Wars doors on it so it’s swooshes open and you see that it actually leads to just a staircase going down. The quartermaster is actually stationed in a basement dug into the ground. So as you go down the stairs the walls are all dirt crisscrossed with dura-steel beams to keep the area stable and there is a steel cage that takes up about two thirds of this basement with a bunch of crates of supplies behind it and there is a board looking human behind a glass window. He’s bald with graying short cropped hair on the sides and eyes bug out of his face his belly presses against the desk in front of him. He makes eye contact with you but says nothing.

 

[00:16:38] – Cameron

Hey hun, do you have any vibroswords?

 

[00:16:42] – Nick

Yeahhh. What… who.. Do you have an order issuing you a vibrant sword? They don’t just give those out.

 

[00:16:50] – Cameron

No, I’m wanting to purchase one, we’re about to leave on an expedition for Falx.

 

[00:16:55] – Nick

Ahh- Shh- vibr- yeah. If you’re working for him I guess I can explain the inventory later, charge you, I don’t know, throw out a number. Normally I don’t have to do this. Uhhh- seven hundred and fifty credits? The exact going rate for a vibro sword.

 

[00:17:13] – Cameron

I was seeing if I had negotiation but I don’t yet. So.

 

[00:17:16] – Nick

Okay.

 

[00:17:16] – Cameron

Alright.

 

[00:17:17] – Nick

So you hand him some credits because Star Wars is super vague about what that looks like depending on what it is.

 

[00:17:23] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] It’s like two and a half blocks of credits.

 

[00:17:26] – Nick

Yeah those weird-

 

[00:17:27] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] or maybe just one stick? I don’t know.

 

[00:17:29] – Nick

Gold bars but sometimes they’re flash drives. Yes. So you have a Vibert sword. It’s not super fancy. It’s got like a tape grip on it but it looks pretty much like fresh out of a box. Just think they bought the cheapest functioning one that they could.

 

[00:17:45] – Cameron

I go- I go through the ones that they have and like slash with them and stuff to get the one that has the best feel.

 

[00:17:52] – Nick

  1. They’re all identical but one of them feels like it was wrapped a little bit better.

 

[00:17:56] – Cameron

Cool. I take that one.

 

[00:17:57] – Nick

The guy behind the counter after you’ve asked for the third one is starting to look really annoyed. Look they’re all the same. Just take one. I don’t know [Cameron: the one-] what you’re doing.

 

[00:18:05] – Cameron

The one that he hands me that time I do a more flashy slash with and go a little bit closer to him than I had been doing so that he backs off.

 

[00:18:15] – Nick

Yeah he shuts up but also does not change his posture at all so-

 

[00:18:19] – Cameron

It’s fine I just want him to stop talking.

 

[00:18:20] – Laura

Xianna’s just gonna kind of smile and be like And do you have any grenades?

 

[00:18:26] – Nick

Is this a military outpost? Yeah. What do you want?

 

[00:18:30] – Laura

I know, but like do you just like give to me? I do not know ze rules ‘ere. I’m sorry.

 

[00:18:35] – Nick

Just. They cost money.

 

[00:18:37] – Laura

I know they cost the money.

 

[00:18:39] – Nick

Yeah

 

[00:18:40] – Laura

But you seem to confused about how much it costs with her.

 

[00:18:42] – Nick

No I know things. I’m- I’m really good- I’m a good quartermaster. Yeah. We’ve got like all the grenades like half these boxes are probably grenades. That’s why we’re underground. It’s not like I could die or whatever.

 

[00:18:55] – Hudson

I’d like two grenades please.

 

[00:18:56] – Nick

Oh how- are you there now?

 

[00:18:58] – Cameron

Tink [Hudson: yeah!] says walking in from the bathroom.

 

[00:18:59] – Nick

Yeah

 

[00:19:00] – Hudson

Yeah I’m done.

 

[00:19:02] – Nick

You’re- great. Some weird albino wookiee.

 

[00:19:07] – Hudson

Woooah! [Laura: excuse me!] I’ll take three grenades.

 

[00:19:10] – Nick

I don’t know how much grenades cost. How much do grendades cost?

 

[00:19:12] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] -uuhhhh- So I have knockout grenade listed as 120 but that’s not a regular grenade.

 

[00:19:18] – Nick

We’ll just do 120, that’s [Laura: okay] fine. so it’s 120 a pop. I’m sure they all cost slightly different but I don’t feel like looking it up so either I’m giving you a good deal or I’m ripping you off. I’m not sure but yeah you could. Do you want just like explode grenades?

 

[00:19:33] – Laura

I want ze exploding grenades

 

[00:19:35] – Hudson

Explode please.

 

[00:19:36] – Nick

Okay Wookiee guy. Here’s 3. He slides them, you give him money.

 

[00:19:41] – Laura

I want two please.

 

[00:19:43] – Nick

Okay here’s two. It’s fine. Wherever. Maybe I’ll even make sure the empire gets this money back. Doesn’t matter.

 

[00:19:50] – Steven

While they do that I finally finished cleaning my weapon, go to Mills, ask where everyone is and then join them in the…

 

[00:19:57] – Nick

So Mills looks [Steven: outpost] up from, he’s got a panel on the speeder open and a datapad plugged into it and he’s running some diagnostics and he looks up why you’re- not with everybody else. What are you even- they’re that way. Go to the outhouse looking building. We’re leaving in like 20 minutes. I hope you get your stuff together.

 

[00:20:16] – Steven

Yeah.

 

[00:20:17] – Nick

Okay. And then it cuts back to you walking down the stairs. So grenades and a sword. I’m sure you’re definitely going to want to use a sword against a Kersten’s beast. Yeah that’s a great idea.

 

[00:20:31] – Steven

Oooh I’ll have one of those swords.

 

[00:20:33] – Nick

You want a sword?

 

[00:20:34] – Steven

What did she get? I point to Karma.

 

[00:20:37] – Cameron

I slash the sword threateningly at him.

 

[00:20:39] – Steven

Yes, yes.

 

[00:20:41] – Nick

Sure, 750 credits and you-

 

[00:20:43]

[overlapping Steven] Oooo That’s pretty steep.

 

[00:20:46] – Nick

Yeah it is.

 

[00:20:46] – Cameron

The [Steven: I-]  going rate for [Steven: I-] a vibrosword.

 

[00:20:48] – Steven

I could negotiate here so I mean actually try to negotiate with them.

 

[00:20:51] – Nick

Okay.

 

[00:20:51] – Steven

I’d like just a better price. I’m kind of aiming for 500 but if he wants to do better.

 

[00:20:58] – Nick

You’re aiming for 500? Okay

 

[00:20:59] – Steven

[overlapping Nick] Yeah, I want just a better price

 

[00:21:01] – Hudson

Get triple triumphs and you gotta [becomes too quiet to hear]

 

[00:21:02] – Nick

Okay roll your negotiation against his negotiation which is-

 

[00:21:06] – Steven

Sure.

 

[00:21:07] – Nick

-a red and two purples.

 

[00:21:09] – Steven

Sure

 

[00:21:11] – Nick

and also you can have a black die because they’ve been irritating him this whole time.

 

[00:21:14] – Steven

No I’ll just not do that if that’s cool with you.

 

[00:21:17] – Nick

Is that one of your talents?

 

[00:21:18] – Steven

What?

 

[00:21:18] – Laura

No, he flipped a-

 

[00:21:19] – Cameron

He flipped a lightside point Nick: Oooh] to not have to.

 

[00:21:21] – Nick

So you… that’s not what that does. You can upgrade [Steven: oh!] one of your greens to a yellow.

 

[00:21:25] – Steven

[overlapping Nick] Oh, well, never mind, we’ll- we can just put that back and I’ll see what my talents are. Let’s see. Street smarts or knowledge? That’s not that. Well fuck it. [dice sounds]

 

[00:21:34] – Nick

Okay

 

[00:21:35] – Steven

Black die. [dice sounds continue]

 

[00:21:37] – Nick

So if you flipped one it’ll give you- it’ll upgrade one of your greens to a yellow.

 

[00:21:41] – Steven

Well

 

[00:21:41] – Nick

Or add a green if you have all yellows. [dice sounds continue to continue]

 

[00:21:45] – Steven

Nah

 

[00:21:45] – Laura

He’ll be fine.

 

[00:21:46] – Nick

Okay. [dice sounds finally end]

 

[00:21:50] – Steven

Or not.

 

[00:21:51] – Cameron

Nope

 

[00:21:53] – Nick

Oh woowww

 

[00:21:53] – Steven

That would be a fuck ton of, well-

 

[00:21:55] – Cameron

Two threats

 

[00:21:56] – Steven

Two threats. Yep.

 

[00:21:57] – Nick

All right

 

[00:21:58] – Steven

And nothing else that really happens.

 

[00:22:00] – Nick

Look, so I report to the Empire. I don’t have to do anything for you all.

 

[00:22:05] – Steven

Oh I understand. I’m not an imperial.

 

[00:22:07] – Nick

It’s time for you to stop talking now buddy. You can give me a thousand credits for this vibrosword or you can all get out.

 

[00:22:15] – Steven

750 sounds great.

 

[00:22:16] – Nick

Nope

 

[00:22:16] – Laura

Do not-

 

[00:22:17] – Nick

1,000 credits

 

[00:22:18] – Steven

What?!

 

[00:22:20] – Laura

Sabos… stop it. Has he given the rest of us our stuff already?

 

[00:22:25] – Nick

Yeah you guys already have your stuff.

 

[00:22:26] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] OK like Xianna has definitely already put the grenades like into her magical pockets and is like kind of backing up and like with Karma and Tink, being like [in a sing-song manner] we should goooo. We should go right now! Let’s go!

 

[00:22:41] – Cameron

I sheath my sword with a flourish and just turn in a swing of headtails and walk back up the stairs.

 

[00:22:48] – Steven

Sooo-

 

[00:22:48] – Nick

So it’s just him and Sabos left.

 

[00:22:51] – Steven

So a thousand’s not going to work. [group laughter]

 

[00:22:55] – Nick

You know it’s kind of weird that she didn’t have a sword. Right? He says pointing at Karma as she leaves, because like she’s obviously good with one but she didn’t have one. Are you good with a sword?

 

[00:23:07] – Steven

No.

 

[00:23:08] – Nick

Okay so why won’t a thousand work? You broke?

 

[00:23:12] – Steven

Yeah

 

[00:23:12] – Nick

You smugglers never have any actual money which is weird because you work in expensive stuff.

 

[00:23:16] – Steven

It’s a long trip out to Osiron.

 

[00:23:21] – Nick

Hmm. You got anything worth trading?

 

[00:23:23] – Steven

That’s a curious question. -Uhhhh- Unless you’re interested in macro binoculars I’m not entirely sure I got much for you.

 

[00:23:34] – Nick

How much money do you have?

 

[00:23:35] – Steven

750.

 

[00:23:39] – Nick

Well I noticed you’ve got an extra head tail. I’ll take that.

 

[00:23:43] – Steven

Not sure I’m willing to part with my extra head tail.

 

[00:23:47] – Nick

That’s pretty inconvenient for you -huh-.

 

[00:23:50] – Steven

It certainly can be.

 

[00:23:52] – Nick

It’s weird having someone come into your personal space and immediately say that what is a part of you is not worth what you ask for isn’t it?

 

[00:24:00] – Steven

Is a vibrosword a part of you?

 

[00:24:02] – Nick

This is my inventory. I am the quartermaster.

 

[00:24:06] – Steven

Do you have any smaller cutting items like -[too muttered to hear].

 

[00:24:11] – Nick

I’ve got a vibroknife, give to you for 200 and your macro binoculars.

 

[00:24:17] – Steven

Well how about 250 and not the macro binoculars?

 

[00:24:21] – Nick

Yeah okay. I was just trying to be mean at this point but I want you to leave my thing now.

 

[00:24:25] – Steven

I’m cool with a knife.

 

[00:24:26] – Nick

OK

 

[00:24:26] – Steven

Alright

 

[00:24:27] – Nick

You can have a vibroknife. I’m pretty sure I overcharged you like crazy for that but whatever.

 

[00:24:32] – Steven

That’ll work

 

[00:24:33] – Cameron

Ehh- they’re not cheap.

 

[00:24:34] – Nick

Yeah well or undercharge, this guy just wants him to go away. So you have a vibroknife.

 

[00:24:39] – Steven

Just tried to negotiate.

 

[00:24:40] – Nick

The stats are in the book.

 

[00:24:41] – Cameron

[whispers]  stats are right here.

 

[00:24:43] – Steven

Oh of course.

 

[00:24:46] – Nick

And we’ll do that of a scene transition where they shake hands over the vibroknife and the credits and it zooms in on their hands and then zooms out and everybody is in the speeder driving through the jungle. So OK so you’re in this speeder- Is- did anybody volunteer to drive?

 

[00:25:04] – Steven

Oh- I- yeah.

 

[00:25:05] – Hudson

I should drive. Wait, is there only one speeder for all of us?

 

[00:25:08] – Nick

Yeah. It’s like a six seater.

 

[00:25:10] – Steven

Oh yeah I’m going to drive.

 

[00:25:10] – Laura

Xianna would’ve immediately called for a center seat. She wants a middle seat.

 

[00:25:16] – Hudson

Wait whi-

 

[00:25:16] – Cameron

[overlapping Hudson] are they, I thought it was three rows of two seats.

 

[00:25:19] – Laura

Ohhh [Steven: I have piloting planetary] I heard two rows of three seats. Which one is it?

 

[00:25:22] – Nick

I- it’s- it’s three [Cameron: i think-] rows of two seats.

 

[00:25:26] – Laura

Oookay

 

[00:25:27] – Steven

Okay.I- I’m just really confident in my abilities.

 

[00:25:31] – Hudson

-um- I’m going to take this one after the whole tree incident. So I pilot.

 

[00:25:36] – Steven

I do not concede.

 

[00:25:39] – Hudson

We roll chance cubes to settle this.

 

[00:25:41] – Nick

-hehehehe-

 

[00:25:42] – Laura

Xianna takes [Cameron: alright, well-] both of the backseats.

 

[00:25:44] – Cameron

[overlapping Laura] Roll- roll a force die.

 

[00:25:44]

[overlapping Cameron] Do you need to borrow mine?

 

[00:25:46] – Cameron

If it’s a light side then Tink drives. If it’s a dark side…

 

[00:25:51] – Steven

All right let’s do it. [dice sounds] Damn!

 

[00:25:54] – Cameron

Tink drives!

 

[00:25:55] – Hudson

Tink drives, light side!

 

[00:25:56] – Nick

and you owe him five credits! [group laughter] No. it’s just one side, I thought it was two light side. It’s like. Okay so yeah you pull out chance cubes immediately with a glint in your eye.

 

[00:26:06] – Hudson

Yeah

 

[00:26:06] – Nick

and win the role. So you’re driving, Mills [Steven: I sit in the passenger seat] in the seat next to you.

 

[00:26:10] – Steven

No. No he’s not.

 

[00:26:13] – Nick

So we flashback to a scene of Mills getting into the passenger seat and you laying a hand on his chest like excuse me.

 

[00:26:19] – Steven

Chance cube.

 

[00:26:21] – Nick

Okay. [Cameron laughs] He’s like fine, we’ll roll of chance cube. I’m a gambler. Roll it.

 

[00:26:26] – Steven

Light I sit there?

 

[00:26:27] – Nick

Yeah. [dice sounds]

 

[00:26:29] – Steven

Damn it! [Cameron: dark side!] [group laughs] [Hudson mumbles something] I get in the back seat.

 

[00:26:32] – Nick

Mills is like fine gamble, it’s fine. It- I’m just supposed to kind of help you guys figure out where to go. No big deal. And you- you say well chance cubes and without even turning from the driver’s seat TinK holds up a cube you snatch it out his hand you roll it and you immediately lose. And Mills goes see? and so he’s in the second seat or in the passenger seat. In the second row. There is actually one other person. It is a imperial officer. He looks to be pretty young like fresh, pretty nervous. He introduced himself as Spark Deulsen. So the camera zooms around you’re all wearing like the helicopter earphones with the microphones. And he’s like oh boy I sure am glad we’re out here in the jungle.

 

[00:27:14] – Laura

Wait. How old is he?

 

[00:27:16] – Nick

Like 20 ish.

 

[00:27:17] – Laura

Okayy.

 

[00:27:18] – Cameron

Xianna 100- [Nick: a young 20] Xianna 100 percent’s sitting next to him.

 

[00:27:21] – Nick

[overlapping Cam] I don’t know why I did the Morty voice, okay?

 

[00:27:22] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] Xianna got into the back seat at first and her plan was to spread out and then she realized there was someone sitting there-

 

[00:27:29] – Cameron

Karma was climbing into the middle seat saw him and was like No. And got back down and then just stood next to Xianna [Laura: No, no, no] until Xianna got out.

 

[00:27:36] – Laura

Xianna is in the back seat but she’s in the back seat right behind him and is doing the like elbows on the back of his chair like leaning forward, be like Soooo

 

[00:27:49] – Nick

yeah. Which is funny too because you’re all connected with microphones so there’s no reason to do that. Oh wow that’s sure is exciting. I’m sure excited to go out on this mission. [Cameron, whispers:  so I get back in the jeep]Oh jeez. Spark Deulsen. He’s a petty officer and in– I specialize in communications.

 

[00:28:10] – Steven

Do you?

 

[00:28:11] – Nick

Yeah

 

[00:28:11] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] Oh, zat is fascinating. Tell me more!

 

[00:28:14] – Nick

-Uh- And he blushes, says well, the funny thing is hyperspace communication. You think the higher frequency and the camera pans out but he keeps talking for quite a while.

 

[00:28:26] – Laura

No like straight up can I make a charm roll to see if he can just like keep talking and maybe accidentally say something he shouldn’t?

 

[00:28:32] – Nick

Sure. What a great idea.

 

[00:28:35] – Laura

What would the difficulty be?

 

[00:28:36] – Nick

Easy. Because he’s a turd. But two black die because you are driving fast. And also he doesn’t know a whole lot.

 

[00:28:45] – Laura

So then- how many?

 

[00:28:45] – Nick

Two black die. One because you’re on a speeder and the other because he doesn’t know that much useful stuff anyway. [dice sounds]

 

[00:28:54] – Laura

Two successes.

 

[00:28:55] – Nick

Huh yeah. Well you’d think the higher frequencies would be more important but actually the low frequencies are more important especially when we’re bypassing imperial code to try to get our smuggling equipment out. Oops. [group laughter]

 

[00:29:12] – Laura

-uhh- Where’s Tink sitting?

 

[00:29:13] – Cameron

Tinks driving.

 

[00:29:14] – Laura

Oh Tinks’s driving, so never mind but she does kind of like look over at Karma and wink and then go Oh. What? Why would you say oops? I did not hear anyzing. I am just so interested in what you are saying.

 

[00:29:27] – Nick

That’s good because if I let- let loose that the lower frequencies make it easier to bypass imperial codes so we could set our smugly equipment that would be really bad. Oops.

 

[00:29:41] – Laura

I do not understand.It is okay.

 

[00:29:43] – Nick

 maybe it’s like a nervous tick I just say oops sometimes I’m sure it won’t come up everything’s fine.

 

[00:29:48] – Laura

It is so cute. do not mind.

 

[00:29:51] – Nick

Aww you think I’m cute? He like clams up and blushes. He’s-

 

[00:29:54] – Cameron

Karma scoots over towards the wall a little bit more in their seat.

 

[00:30:01] – Nick

Yeah

 

[00:30:01] – Cameron

She’s- she’s feeling awkward because he’s the same age as her sons. And she’s like ahhhh I don’t want to think about my kids doing this. I do not want my kids to meet Xianna.

 

[00:30:14] – Laura

Yeah Xianna’s- I mean Xianna’s like twenty three or twenty four.

 

[00:30:18] – Cameron

Yeah but you [Laura: so it’s not-] seem like real dangerous.

 

[00:30:22] – Laura

Oh yeah it is not good.

 

[00:30:26] – Nick

You drive your speeder for about an hour into the jungle and you come to a clearing and there’s some obvious blaster marks on some of the surrounding trees and some- like a fight has happened here and Mills signals for Tink to slow down and stop.

 

[00:30:43] – Hudson

I slow down and stop.

 

[00:30:44] – Nick

Great. Mills hops out with a -huuhh- action man noises and he’s carrying his stripped down blaster, he says this is where we lost track of the original party. We found two of them but three of them are still missing. Besides the deserters.

 

[00:30:58] – Hudson

Were the two found dead or alive?

 

[00:31:00] – Nick

They were pretty dead but I can’t tell if they got shot first or chewed on by some of the local flora and fauna first by the way some of the plants also eat because I said flora and fauna.

 

[00:31:11] – Cameron

[whispers] Yeah the flora kinda of freaked me out. [Steven and Hudson murmur in the background]

 

[00:31:11] – Laura

Zat is… concerning.

 

[00:31:15] – Nick

As he says that you hear this weird creaking noise from a tree. He goes not today. He shoots it twice and the tree goes still. That’s right. That’s where these scars are from and he points to some big long ones on his chest.

 

[00:31:29] – Laura

A tree? [Cameron: wow] Really? Okie, yes.

 

[00:31:32] – Cameron

Don’t touch trees.

 

[00:31:33] – Laura

Do [Nick: basically-] not touch ze trees.

 

[00:31:34] – Nick

If it bleeds you can kill it but it can also kill you. And everything on this planet bleeds.

 

[00:31:39] – Laura

Okay I was just about ask if ze [Cameron: so we’re-] trees bleed.

 

[00:31:41] – Cameron

So we’re shooting all the plants?

 

[00:31:44] – Nick

You don’t- except for the ones you don’t want to make angry. That tree had it coming.

 

[00:31:49] – Laura

I’m going to stand in ze middle.

 

[00:31:52] – Nick

So this is why I’m along. I was born and raised here on Unroola Dawn.

 

[00:31:56] – Cameron

I am finding myself more and more greatful that you’re here Mills.

 

[00:32:01] – Nick

Me too. He looks confused for a second and then goes back to surveying the scenery. Well you’re on this mission to try and find these deserters so get to finding. And he sets up like a cover position on a tree stump and starts scanning the edges of the perimeter.

 

[00:32:18] – Laura

Xianna-

 

[00:32:20] Cameron

[overlapping Laura] I do a perception check [Laura: yeah].

 

[00:32:21] – Nick

Perception checks would be good. Survival [Laura: Perception checks?] would be [Steven: i was going to roll- ]better overall

 

[00:32:24] – Steven

-a survival.

 

[00:32:25] – Cameron

Okay. [Whispers] you roll a survival [Laura: I don’t have survival]

 

[00:32:26] – Steven

[Whispers] How hard is it to survival?

 

[00:32:27] – Laura

I can roll survival though

 

[00:32:28] – Hudson

I’m doing perception.

 

[00:32:30] – Steven

How hard is the survival mister master?

 

[00:32:34] – Laura

I’ll do perception

 

[00:32:34] – Nick

-uhhhh- average.

 

[00:32:36] – Laura

It’s not dark or anything, is it?

 

[00:32:38] – Nick

No.

 

[00:32:38] – Laura

Okay.

 

[00:32:39] – Nick

there’s a lot of undergrowth but perception will be hard. [Dice sounds] Survival will be average.  So that’s three purples.

 

[00:32:46] – Hudson

So three successes, two threats [dice sounds]

 

[00:32:47] – Steven

That’s two successes and a threat

 

[00:32:51] – Laura

Uuuhhhhhh.

 

[00:32:51] – Cameron

That was a survival, yeah?

 

[00:32:55] – Steven

Yeah.

 

[00:32:55] – Laura

Okayyyy.

 

[00:32:57] – Cameron

Alright here comes my perception roll. [dice sounds]

 

[00:33:00] – Laura

Okay so I [Cameron: he got a ?-hard to hear-?] rolled a perception and it’s definitely a Cam-roll. It’s a triumph with the success cancelled out and a threat.

 

[00:33:10] – Nick

  1. [Dice sounds]

 

[00:33:13] – Cameron

Nope.

 

[00:33:13] – Hudson

Then I have-

 

[00:33:13] – Nick

[overlapping Hudson] any threats or anything?

 

[00:33:15] – Cameron

Nope, just failures.

 

[00:33:15] – Nick

Total wash- or just failures

 

[00:33:17] – Hudson

I had two successes and two threats.

 

[00:33:20] – Nick

Okay so with the successful survival check by Sabos you find a trail through some- they look like palms except when you look on the underside there’s a bunch of teeth hanging down but they’re kind of bent back and broken and there’s a tree with a blaster mark in it that doesn’t look like a ricochet it looks like someone shot this tree and you see a little trail of like footsteps with a little bit of blood leading off at about a 45 degree angle to the left like more west than the way you were driving but still the same general direction you guys were going. With the successful perception check Tink you see the same thing. [guitar music in background] So you and Sabos are standing on the edge of the clearing. Pointing like “ok yeah I see this” and he’s able to chime in with his survival skills of “you can tell from here that they were hurt because they’re bleeding

 

[00:34:08] – Cameron

Whhhaaaaat

 

[00:34:10] – Nick

And then [Hudson: didn’t pick up on that]

 

[00:34:11] – Laura

-uh-hu- yeah

 

[00:34:13] – Nick

-all of those threats kick in right about now. And you hear a horrific screeching noise and a bunch of what looked like monkeys drop out of the trees straight down onto you. You look at about four of them and what they look like is capuchin monkeys but with no legs or arms or tails. And on that- where their tail would be is a like a hooked kind of crab claw looking thing and on their tummies are whole bunches of like millipedes legs. But you don’t get to see a very good look at that because they’re dropping towards your faces. And this is where Xianna’s triumph kicks in that she happens to be looking up because she’s looking around it’s like I don’t see shit and-

 

[00:34:53] – Laura

that is not why I’m here. I am here to steal things, the bounty hunter and survivalist person can look at trees.

 

[00:35:00] – Nick

Yeah. And so you’re looking up tapping your foot and you see these things drop out of the sky. So you get a shot before a vigilance roll.

 

[00:35:06] – Laura

Oh shit yeah I’m gonna pull out my gun and shoot them. I also my gun has quickdraw in it so

 

[00:35:15] – Nick

Nice, the gun has quick draw?

 

[00:35:16] – Laura

Filed frontsight gives you the innate talent of quickdraw but it does increase the difficulty of checks beyond short.

 

[00:35:25] – Nick

Okay

 

[00:35:26] – Laura

So umm

 

[00:35:27] – Nick

Their medium.

 

[00:35:28] – Laura

Their medium? okay. So that’s an-

 

[00:35:29] – Nick

So

 

[00:35:30] – Laura

by one.

 

[00:35:31] – Nick

It doesn’t  upgrade it increases? So would that make it a hard shot?

 

[00:35:34] – Laura

Increases difficulty of checks beyond short range by 1.

 

[00:35:38] – Nick

So you get a shot off while they’re still at range and then you also get to roll initiative so you might get another shot off before they actually land.

 

[00:35:45] – Laura

And I shoot.

 

[00:35:45] – Hudson

So is our first battle going to be four monkeys?

 

[00:35:47] – Nick

Maybe

 

[00:35:49] – Hudson

That’s great.

 

[00:35:50] – Nick

Hey man don’t- don’t shit all over my encounters.

 

[00:35:53] – Hudson

No! I’m saying it’s great.

 

[00:35:53] – Steven

[overlapping Hudson] and they’re pretty tasty.

 

[00:35:55] – Nick

Good connection.

 

[00:35:58] – Laura

[Whispers]now hold on. [Regular volume] So that goes away. And then- So one failure three advantages.

 

[00:36:04] – Nick

Okay so you miss. How would you like to spend those advantages? You can give people blue die. You can change the environment.

 

[00:36:13] – Laura

I’m gonna give whoever shoots next an advantage or a blue die just by the fact that me shooting them let’s everyone know where they are.

 

[00:36:23] – Nick

Yeah I think that’s fair.

 

[00:36:26] – Cameron

[whispers] and you say oh shit!

 

[00:36:27] – Laura

I do yell like oh shit!

 

[00:36:29] – Nick

So I need you all to roll vigilance for me please.

 

[00:36:34] – Steven

Oh wonderful. [dice sounds] [muttering]

 

[00:36:40] – Cameron

Two advantages for karma.

 

[00:36:41] – Hudson

One advantage.

 

[00:36:42] – Laura

Two successes and one advantage.

 

[00:36:45] – Steven

Two advantages.

 

[00:36:47] – Nick

Wow ya’ll are really bad. Could you roll me a yellow and a green for Mills please?

 

[00:36:53] – Cameron

A triumph and a succ- two success and a triumph.

 

[00:36:56] – Nick

Okay so Mills is going to go first.

 

[00:36:59] – Steven

Triumphs don’t include successes

 

[00:36:59] – Cameron

Yes they do. A triumph includes [Steven: They do?] a success

 

[00:37:04] – Steven

Oh but not an advantage?

 

[00:37:05] – Cameron

Not an advantage.

 

[00:37:05] – Steven

Okay

 

[00:37:06] – Cameron

Cause a Triumph is the better advantage.

 

[00:37:08] – Steven

Gotcha.

 

[00:37:10] – Cameron

So.

 

[00:37:10] – Nick

If you could go ahead and roll me… his shooting is two greens and a yellow. [dice sounds] And it’s an average check but he gets a blue die for reasons. [dice sounds]

 

[00:37:24] – Cameron

that is…. 5 advantages. [Multiple speakers: OOhh]

 

[00:37:30] – Hudson

Was that blue die from Laura or for other reasons?

 

[00:37:32] – Nick

No. the blue- [Cameron: other reasons] I didn’t take the blue die. The blue guy so he hears oh shit and immediately action rolls and lands in the middle and points up and starts shooting, sees that he’s not going to be able to move his arms fast enough but he’s so comfortable with the jungle and having been raised there his whole life, he immediately shoots down in a circle around him and you realize his blaster is a fully automatic modified rifle and so he shoots -chhh-chh-chh-chh- and it sprays a whole bunch of dead leaves and stuff into the air and makes like a weird smokey screen thing where anything that might be trying to land on you wouldn’t be able to see as well. So he’s going to spend all of his advantages that the first round any attack that they do is going to have a black die and there’s four of them and four of y’all. So that’s pretty good. So that was Mills, being awesome and he spits to the side and says I hate bug monkeys.

 

[00:38:25] – Cameron

Oh, these are the cute things? Whattt?

 

[00:38:28] – Laura

Zese are not cute.

 

[00:38:28] – Nick

And it’s the next person’s turn.

 

[00:38:32] – Laura

I had two successes and an advantage. Karma should use that first PC slot.

 

[00:38:37] – Nick

OK so one PC slot.

 

[00:38:40] – Cameron

Are they still at medium?

 

[00:38:41] – Nick

Uh, by now they’re at short range.

 

[00:38:43] – Cameron

Okay

 

[00:38:43] – Nick

So they’re probably like 5 or 6 feet above your head at this point.

 

[00:38:47] – Cameron

I’mma shoot them.

 

[00:38:47] – Laura

Shoot ’em real good.

 

[00:38:49] – Nick

OK

 

[00:38:50] – Cameron

With my blaster. I’m going take the blue die.

 

[00:38:51] – Laura

Yes.

 

[00:38:53] – Cameron

From Xianna [dice sounds]

 

[00:38:53] – Nick

Do you want to aim? Could use a maneuver to aim.

 

[00:38:56] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] Oh hey- I’ll use a maneuver to aim.

 

[00:38:57] – Nick

What a great idea! [Cameron: another blue die] Let’s use the game.

 

[00:39:01] – Cameron

[dice sounds] Oh right, we’re plaing a game.  Two successes two advantages.

 

[00:39:06] – Nick

Okay how much damage is that?

 

[00:39:09] – Cameron

So that is 11 damage. I want to- so I shoot one of the bug monkeys. 11 damage. For my advantages I want to shoot that monkey into one of its friends to knock it off course so it doesn’t land on someone.

 

[00:39:25] – Nick

OK it will have a black die on it’s attack [Cameron: yeah] but it’s because it’s corpse fell into it. So the bolt- you’re using military grade hardware here so it basically turns into a donut of a bug monkey and the shrapnel spins into another one and you heara -eeep-. And then it continues to fall in bullet time and looks like it’s 4 now 3 times NPC slots. So the first one is going to fall directly onto Sabos’s face and I need- Do you have defense of any kind.

 

[00:39:58] – Steven

No.

 

[00:39:59] – Nick

All right. Can you roll me an average difficulty two green die?

 

[00:40:05] – Steven

Oh.

 

[00:40:06] – Nick

With a black die because it can’t see very good [Dice sounds]

 

[00:40:11] – Cameron

A failure and 3 advantages.

 

[00:40:13] – Nick

Okay it will give the advantage- it’ll use the advantages they have some sort of weird sonar thing going on. So it misses but it begins chittering to one of its friends who is also landing right now on Tink’s face. Tink, do you have any defense or anything?

 

[00:40:28] – Hudson

Mine shows blank so I don’t think so. I don’t know if I ever calculated-

 

[00:40:32] – Laura

You don’t. No because you have no armor or anything.

 

[00:40:35] – Nick

Okay so the same thing but with a black die but also a blue die. [dice sounds]

 

[00:40:43] – Cameron

Failure, three advantages.

 

[00:40:45] – Nick

Okay well it’s going to use those three advantages to super boost the last one that is falling straight for Xianna. It’s the one that she missed the first time. And it’s also the one that got hit with the shrapnel, so it’s black die but two blue die.

 

[00:41:01] – Cameron

Okay [dice sounds] four failures and an advantage.

 

[00:41:08] – Nick

Wow these things suck.

 

[00:41:10] – Cameron

I roll so well. This is great.

 

[00:41:13] – Nick

Next time Hudson’s rolling for the bad guys.

 

[00:41:14] – Laura

Xianna is also yelling like no not my face!

 

[00:41:18] – Nick

So it comes flying down. The advantage is that you flinch away because these things are kind of gross looking. You flinch away, it lands to the ground but you’re kind of off balance for if you try to shoot it so you’ll have a black die on your next attack. But it looks up at you and bares its teeth and hisses -hisssss- and it has those same giant red bug eyes where you would expect cute little monkey eyes to be.

 

[00:41:41] – Laura

Nooooo!

 

[00:41:41] – Nick

And it’s tail has that like lobster claw thing on and in a click Satchu a little bit. And now there are 3 more PC slots. So who would like to go next. These things are now on the ground. One bounced off her Sabos without really doing much one bounced off a Tink and the other one just went -eehhheeee- -bomp- also threw away from the Xianna. Okay so Sabos is going to try and shoot one of these things.

 

[00:42:06] – Steven

Yup

 

[00:42:07] – Nick

Does the full rifle have any negatives for close range? So this thing is engaged with you because it well- not engaged [Cameron and Laura: awwwwwww] like you’re going to get married.

 

[00:42:16] – Laura

Tell us- how did it propose?

 

[00:42:18] – Steven

It did. It dropped out of the sky on my face.

 

[00:42:20] – Laura

Aww. It dropped down on one knee and presented a ring.

 

[00:42:24] – Nick

So it is-

 

[00:42:25] – Cameron

Of teeth.

 

[00:42:26] – Laura

With a beautiful jewel of Yavin on it.

 

[00:42:28] – Nick

It is at Engaged range and that means because you have your big giant rifle that it is plus two difficulties. So instead of an easy check it’s a hard check.

 

[00:42:38] – Steven

Sure

 

[00:42:38] – Nick

Yeah. Shoot that thing or you could try to shoot one across the place from you and it would only be those are in medium range across the clearing. That’s the word I was trying to use but that means the one that tried to kill you-

 

[00:42:50] – Steven

[overlapping Nick] Nah, I’ll shoot the one lclose to me.

 

[00:42:50] – Nick

Yeah, that’s probably a good idea. [dice sounds]

 

[00:42:52] – Cameron

You wanna flip a lightside point?

 

[00:42:54] – Steven

Yeah, can I upgrade one of my die?

 

[00:42:59] – Nick

Oooohh. Fancy. [dice sounds] [group laughter]

 

[00:43:05] – Steven

Well there’s a failure and… advantage.

 

[00:43:07] – Nick

So you miss, this thing hisses at you. How would you like to spend your advantage?

 

[00:43:11] – Steven

It is pissed off at someone else.

 

[00:43:15] – Nick

I think that would take more than one advantage.

 

[00:43:17] – Cameron

You can give the next person a blue die.

 

[00:43:19] – Laura

Yeah.

 

[00:43:19] – Steven

Yeah let’s do that.

 

[00:43:20] – Laura

Okay.

 

[00:43:21] – Steven

Or just like it slips in the leaves and shit.

 

[00:43:23] – Nick

I like that it slips in the leaves. You could give it a black die for that.

 

[00:43:26] – Steven

Yeah.

 

[00:43:27] – Nick

So yeah it’s a little dazed. It’ll be harder to hit you.

 

[00:43:30] – Cameron

Your shot fires up some leaves and they land on top of it.

 

[00:43:34] – Steven

That’ll work.

 

[00:43:34] – Cameron

So now it has to dig its way out.

 

[00:43:36] – Nick

It’s covered in the leaves you just see the pincer claw come up and then it’s like the old vampire myth. It’s picking up one leaf at a time to set it aside.

 

[00:43:43] – Laura

Oh, it’s got to count all the leaves now.

 

[00:43:46] – Nick

All right. And onto whoever’s going next.

 

[00:43:48] – Hudson

I want to go next because I have a vibro-axe, so I was built for this type of battle.

 

[00:43:52] – Nick

Oh yeah ok.

 

[00:43:53] – Cameron

Against tiny monkeys.

 

[00:43:54] – Hudson

Against tiny monkeys. So what- the one that landed me, where is that- is that one….

 

[00:43:58] – Nick

It’s just like in the grass next to you scuttling around and hissing.

 

[00:44:01] – Hudson

I just try to go -wack- and hit it with my vibro-axe.

 

[00:44:05] – Nick

Makes sense. Your difficulty will be two purples. [dice sounds]

 

[00:44:13] – Hudson

Oh, wait, [Cameron: nice] a success. And…

 

[00:44:16] – Cameron

No

 

[00:44:17] – Laura

Just a-

 

[00:44:17] – Cameron

Just a success.

 

[00:44:18] – Hudson

Just a success. Okay.

 

[00:44:19]

Okay. How much damage does your vibro-axe do?

 

[00:44:21] – Hudson

It does Brawn plus 3 and my brawn is 3 so 6.

 

[00:44:25] – Nick

  1. So you-

 

[00:44:25] – Hudson

Crit two.

 

[00:44:27] – Nick

Well you-

 

[00:44:27] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] you don’t have any.

 

[00:44:27] – Nick

But no, that’s good to [Hudson: I’m just letting you know] know. Thank you. I appreciate that, you cut it cleanly in half and the two halves fall to the ground and skitter off in several directions and then fall down and finished dying.

 

[00:44:38] – Hudson

Ahh [Nick makes hissing noises] didn’t know they worked like that. That’s that’s an interesting to know.

 

[00:44:45] – Cameron

Question, on melee do you add the number of successes to your damage?

 

[00:44:48] – Nick

Yyyyyyyes.

 

[00:44:48] – Cameron

As well. Okay. So it’s actually one more damage than that.

 

[00:44:52] – Nick

Okay so that leaves Xianna left.

 

[00:44:55] – Laura

Yeah I’m going to aim at the one in front of me and then shoot it.

 

[00:45:00] – Nick

Okay.

 

[00:45:01] – Laura

Would it be short range by now?

 

[00:45:02] – Nick

Yeah.

 

[00:45:03] – Laura

Okay.

 

[00:45:05] – Nick

It missed, so it’s not engaged with you but it is short range.

 

[00:45:09] – Laura

Uhh- What is short range? Average?

 

[00:45:11] – Cameron

Two, yeah.

 

[00:45:13] – Laura

And then… where is my shooting? [dice sounds] That would be 5 successes and 1 threat.

 

[00:45:25] – Nick

Wow. So that does what, like 11 damage?

 

[00:45:29] – Laura

Uhh- 6… Yes. 11.

 

[00:45:32] – Nick

Dang I’m good. Yeah it explodes in a puff of like purply venom with a small monkey -eep-.

 

[00:45:40] – Laura

Eww

 

[00:45:40] – Nick

Yeah. There’s like a smoking- like one little stream of smoke out of a crater from where the monkey used to be. It is gone. You shot it real good. And now we’re back to the top. Mills looks around and says I’ll make sure there’s not more of them. And he goes like running off into the jungle.

 

[00:46:00] – Laura

Nooo Where you’re going? They’re still in here. And Xianna’s like pointing like at the claw like what? nooo.

 

[00:46:07] – Nick

And he – you hear a tree creaking, like shut up tree -pew pew- and then goes running off. And that guns to a PC slot.

 

[00:46:15] – Steven

Yeah?

 

[00:46:17] – Nick

  1. That’s the one by you. You gonna shoot him?

 

[00:46:20] – Steven

I’m going to try to stab it with my vibrokinfe.

 

[00:46:22] – Nick

  1. I’m so excited. So the [Cameron: so that’s melee, so melee is-] difficulty is two.

 

[00:46:27] – Cameron

-always two.

 

[00:46:28] – Nick

Thank you, Rules Expert.

 

[00:46:30] – Cameron

You’re welcome.

 

[00:46:31] – Steven

Should I upgrade? I don’t know. [dice sounds] out of

 

[00:46:37] – Cameron

You should have upgraded.

 

[00:46:39] – Steven

So it’s a failure, two advantages [Cameron: two advantages] yeah.

 

[00:46:44] – Nick

I like this monkey thing, so how would you like to spend your two advantages?

 

[00:46:47] – Steven

It’s buried again.

 

[00:46:49] – Nick

  1. It’s more under the dirt. So it’s going to-

 

[00:46:53] – Steven

It’s really buried.

 

[00:46:54] – Nick

It’s going to spend its manouver digging itself out of the dirt I guess it’ll still have a black die and it’s going to attack you, Sabos, and it is…  two greens.

 

[00:47:06] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] Alright, Hudson you have to roll this time for the monkey.

 

[00:47:08] – Hudson

Opp- you’re right. [whispers] What do I roll?

 

[00:47:09] – Nick

Yeah. Two greens and two purples with one black die. [dice sounds]

 

[00:47:17] – Hudson

One success two threats.

 

[00:47:20] – Nick

Yayyyy! [Steven: aw] good job bug monkey.

 

[00:47:21] – Hudson

3 blank die rolls.

 

[00:47:21] – Nick

Geeze. That’s weird. Okay you said one success and two-

 

[00:47:27] – Cameron

Two threats.

 

[00:47:27] – Nick

Two threats. So here’s what happens. It finally jumps up out of this- You see from where it jumps. It’s actually in like a two foot hole at this point because you keep bearing it further and it latches onto your chest and it opens its mouth and it does that really creepy unfolding thing and some mandibles come out and sink into your chest. And it does, with one success, seven damage.

 

[00:47:50] – Steven

Oh, of course.

 

[00:47:51] – Cameron

So hits your soak. So you take 3 wounds.

 

[00:47:55] – Nick

And it’s super excited and it makes happy gloating monkey noises, you all see this thing latch on to Sabos and stab him with its weird monkey bug mouth.

 

[00:48:04] – Laura

AH! Zat is not good!

 

[00:48:06] – Hudson

Oww.

 

[00:48:06] – Nick

And so while its head is sunk into the chest, the claw tail is snipping at all of you. -click click click-. Who’s next?

 

[00:48:14] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] So next is a PC slot?

 

[00:48:16] – Nick

Yup, PC slot.

 

[00:48:17] – Cameron

Okay. So Karma looks at Sabos and then looks down at her gun and then is like well all right let’s do this [group laughter] and aims her blaster carbine at his face.

 

[00:48:30] – Nick

Okay. Which is especially interesting since it’s on his chest.

 

[00:48:34] – Steven

Because a knife wouldn’t work.

 

[00:48:35] – Nick

She’s like it would be a mercy to put him down.

 

[00:48:38] – Cameron

I’m aiming at the monkey. Xianna’s looking at Karma look down at her gun, And then Xianna also looks over at Sabos. And is like ohhhnoooo.

 

[00:48:52] – Cameron

Okay. So there’s no blue dice left or anything right? I’m sure you’ll be fine.

 

[00:48:56] – Steven

Yap

 

[00:48:58] – Cameron

I am going to upgrade it so that I have less of a chance… of shooting you.

 

[00:49:03] – Steven

Yup. [Cameron: on accident] [dice sounds]

 

[00:49:07] – Cameron

I’m sure it’ll be fine. See? Look you’re fine. Uh one success. [group laughter]

 

[00:49:13] – Nick

Oh that was close. So close.

 

[00:49:15] – Laura

Yeah one success.

 

[00:49:17] – Nick

So-

 

[00:49:17] – Cameron

So that’s 10 damage to the monkey.

 

[00:49:20] – Nick

OK so you shoot him shoot the monkey in the back of the head and it splatters its guts on to Sabos’s chest and falls to the ground. The force transfers into you a little bit. It knocks you back, it feels like you got punched by somebody who wasn’t trying to hurt you too bad but it was real scary. And the monkey is now dead at your feet. The bug monkey. That’s the races name, bug monkey. And by race I mean animal species. Because this is not a sentient creature

 

[00:49:49] – Cameron

From Sabos’s point of view you just saw me look at you look at my gun and kind of shrug and just raise my gun and point it at you no biggie.

 

[00:49:59] – Steven

Yup, yup.

 

[00:50:01] – Cameron

So you feel loved.

 

[00:50:03] – Steven

I appreciate you getting the monkey off me.

 

[00:50:07] – Cameron

You’re welcome. You should try shooting it next time.

 

[00:50:09] – Steven

I- -hmmhmm-

 

[00:50:13] – Hudson

Missed the opportunity to say you got a monkey on your front, instead of on your back. That wouldn’t have been a good joke. [Laura laughs]

 

[00:50:20] – Nick

So-

 

[00:50:20] – Laura

Is okay.

 

[00:50:21] – Nick

Sabo is standing there and he’s got a big purple splotch on his chest. And as you’re watching you see some red kind of seep out of two pretty good sized holes in his chest.

 

[00:50:32] – Laura

Do you ‘ave medical supplies for yourself?

 

[00:50:36] – Steven

Nah.

 

[00:50:36] – Laura

-sighs- dummie. You owe me. And like from- she like rummages around her pockets until she finds a stim pack and like walks up and just like jabs it into his throat and you heal five wounds.

 

[00:50:55] – Steven

That should do it.

 

[00:50:56] – Nick

So the stem packs are just like pocket morphine and adrenaline so it doesn’t- the bleeding kind of stops because they have stuff for that but there’s still some holes in your chest you’re able to manage but you feel great.

 

[00:51:09] – Laura

Well you- you heal five wounds then four then three then two than one then they don’t work.

 

[00:51:13] – Nick

Yeah they become less useful but so yayy drugs, you’re able to kind of shrug it off. Mills comes charging back into the clearing and he’s got like seven more of those monkey things in various states of exploded held by the tail. And he’s like here I got the rest of them they were trying to make an ambush. These things are wily suckers. And he says so if we scatter these around the clearing. We’ve been driving for not that long but I think we probably need to set up so we can- we can plan from here. And he sets about scattering all the monkey guts around the clearing that’ll keep the trees from coming after us for a while.

 

[00:51:54] – Steven

I don’t believe the trees. How do they move?

 

[00:51:57] – Cameron

Are the trees going to go after the monkeys instead?

 

[00:51:59] – Nick

No they just don’t like the smell and it’ll keep the other monkeys away.

 

[00:52:03] – Cameron

[whispers] the trees don’t like the smell?

 

[00:52:04] – Laura

Xianna is so concerned at this point. She’s like ze trees? What is zis planet? What are we doing on here?

 

[00:52:10] – Nick

Oh I forgot to mention Mills has a headband tied around his forehead like a red long one. And like jungle cammo paint on his face which he did not have two minutes ago and he’s I’ve seen some things in the jungle. So let’s- let’s make camp here for just a minute, come up with a plan. It looks like you guys saw something and then we’ll move on and

 

[00:52:31] – Cameron

Great.

 

[00:52:32] – Nick

And that’s where we’ll end this week’s episode.

 

[00:52:37] – Nick

baDAAAAAAAA

 

[00:52:37] – Multiple Speakers

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa [group laughter]

 

[00:52:41] – Steven

Just like half a step off.

 

[00:52:42]

Thanks for listening to 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.

 

[00:52:54]

Xianna’fan is played by Laura Penrod. She can be found on Twitter at Cheerio_buffet.

 

[00:53:00]

Tink is played by Hudson Jameson and he can be found on Twitter at HudsonJameson.

 

[00:53:05]

Karma Nailo is played by me, Cameron Robertson. You can find me on Twitter at MidnightMusic13.

 

[00:53:12]

Sabos Niks was played by Steven Schroeder. He does not exist on the internet.

 

[00:53:17]

Our game master is Nick Robertson and you can find him on Twitter at alias58. Our intro song is Space Jam by Pablo Ribot. Additional music by James Gunter.

 

[00:53:28]

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[00:00:18] – Nick

Hi everyone and welcome to Tabletop Squadron. A Star Wars Edge of the Empire actual play podcast. I’m Nick, your gamemaster. Every Thursday our story follows a theif, 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. Lots of exciting developments.

 

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[00:00:45] – Laura

Hello Squadron. This is Laura here, letting you know that we have some cool new artwork but we will only release it when we hit ten iTunes reviwews. Yes we are holding our own artwork hostage, so please head over to iTunes and leave us a reviwew. Everyone review helps new people find us, so leave us a 5 star review.

 

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[00:01:17] – Nick

Hi everyone and welcome to Episode 3 of Tabletop Squadron, you’re back for more. Isn’t that great. I’m here with the whole party today, going to be doing some stuff and some things. We’ll go around say who you are and what character you were playing.

 

[00:01:31] – Cameron

Hi!

 

[00:01:32] – Nick

Hello.

 

[00:01:32] – Cameron

I’m Cameron and I’m playing Karma Naihlo.

 

[00:01:35] – Steven

Hi I’m not Cameron. I’m actually Stephen, [group laughter] I’m playing Sabos Niks.

 

[00:01:41] – Nick

Great.

 

[00:01:42] – Hudson

Hi I’m Hudson and I’m playing Tink.

 

[00:01:45] – Laura

Hi I’m Laura and I’m playing Xianna’fan

 

[00:01:49] – Nick

and I’m Nick your game master, working on my podcast voice. OK so -uh- you guys got some experience from the last couple of sessions that we played through go around and if you purchased anything to make your characters better please let me know what you did.

 

[00:02:05] – Hudson

So Tinc used the 20 XP, I purchased an item from the talent tree called defensive slicing when I’m defending a computer system add a black die per rank of defense of slicing to the opponent’s checks. I also leveled up my piloting planetary to level 2.

 

[00:02:22] – Nick

-OoooOooo-.

 

[00:02:24] – Cameron

All right. So I spent a mystery ten points on some skills that I don’t remember what I upgraded but I also bought two talents from my talent trees for my Skip Tracer tree I’ve got hardboiled so when I’m recovering strain after an encounter I can spend an advantage up to my ranks in hardboiled to cover one wound per advantage. And then I also bought Stalker for my assassins tree [Nick: -oOOoo-] so I had a blue die per rank of stalker to all stealthing coordination checks.

 

[00:02:55] – Nick

Wow that’s [Cameron: yeah] pretty cool.

 

[00:02:57] – Cameron

I am Death. Hear me.

 

[00:03:00] – Laura

I use my point to buy street smarts which is to remove a setback or black dice per rank of street smarts from streetwise or knowledge underworld checks. I bought indistinguishable which upgrades the difficulty of checks to identify my character once per rank of indistinguishable and I got grit so I have plus one strain.

 

[00:03:21] – Nick

Neato

 

[00:03:22] – Steven

I done used my extra points. Not sure if that’s how a Togrutan talks. [Cameron: oh gosh] To upgrade my piloting space to level 2 and I added a level of galaxy mapper to my fringer tree which I can remove a- it’s a black and white chart but I think [Cameron: black die] it’s a black die per [Nick laughs] rank of galaxy mapper from astrogation checks.

 

[00:03:42] – Nick

Yeah god [Cameron: that’ll be-] know you need that.

 

[00:03:44] – Steven

Half the normal time.

 

[00:03:45] – Cameron

That will be useful.

 

[00:03:47] – Nick

Right. So that’s what your characters are doing. Time to roll your force points

 

[00:03:53] – Cameron

Destiny role

 

[00:03:54] – Nick

Destiny points. [group laughter] Destiny’s Child points. [dice sounds] All the single Togrutans.

 

[00:04:01] – Cameron

One dark side and

 

[00:04:03] – Hudson

Quick no one chase waterfalls.

 

[00:04:05] – Steven

Light side [dice sounds]

 

[00:04:07] – Hudson

Oooooh it was almost white side but it’s one dark side.

 

[00:04:10] – Laura

One dark side.

 

[00:04:11] – Steven

Y’all [Cameron: oh dear] suck

 

[00:04:13] – Hudson

We suck.

 

[00:04:14] – Nick

Excellent.

 

[00:04:14] – Steven

Am I the only one here on the white side?

 

[00:04:16] – Multiple Speakers

Yeah.

 

[00:04:17] – Nick

Can we call it light side please?

 

[00:04:18] – Steven

That’s what I said.

 

[00:04:19] – Nick

I’m- I’m hearing white side

 

[00:04:21] – Steven

Oh no, [group laughter] on the light side. Light. Llllliiight.

 

[00:04:25] – Nick

Light side

 

[00:04:26] – Steven

Light side

 

[00:04:28] – Cameron

So we have one light side, 3 dark side

 

[00:04:30] – Nick

Sweet. All right

 

[00:04:31] – Cameron

This is going to go great.

 

[00:04:34] – Steven

Yup We’ll be fine.

 

[00:04:34] – Nick

So when we last left off you saw an imperial contingent coming into outpost four , you’d kind of gotten a lay of the land and they showed up and you watch them enter. You saw some storm troopers you saw a strange shark like monster with millipede feet all over it called a Kersten’s beast and you also saw the supposedly leader of the outpost a Zabrak man with light tattoos and a all white expeditionary outfit who managed to pack his own martini with him on the trip and he climbed out of the speeder and said oh boy sure is good to be home. And the locals were going to cut down that big shark thing. And as you’re taking in this scene they cut the rope that’s attached to its tail and it falls and hits the ground. And there is a poof of dust and you see the monsters eyes open. They’re bright [Cameron: uh oh] red and they have segmented like insect eyes that you didn’t see under the lids and it -uh- locks with you. And I’m going to need cool checks from everybody

 

[00:05:45] – Cameron

[whispers] ooh shit.

 

[00:05:46] – Steven

oh yeah

 

[00:05:47] – Nick

or I guess that’d be vigilance.

 

[00:05:48] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] That’d be vigilance, yeah [Nick: -mmhhmm-]

 

[00:05:48] – Laura

Eww.

 

[00:05:50] – Nick

Because this thing immediately starts scuttling towards you.

 

[00:05:53] – Steven

Are you sure it can’t be a cool check?

 

[00:05:55] – Nick

Yess

 

[00:05:56] – Cameron

Cause we- we weren’t planning for this to happen.

 

[00:05:57] – Hudson

What level of difficulty?

 

[00:05:59] – Cameron

None just the- just the uuh

 

[00:06:00] – Nick

[overlapping Cameron] I just need to know what you guys get.

 

[00:06:03] – Hudson

Oh [dice sounds] [Steven: I’m sure it’ll be fine]. Two successes.

 

[00:06:05] – Nick

Your vigilance is one green?

 

[00:06:07] – Hudson

Yes

 

[00:06:07] – Nick

That’s going to be real bad for you. [Steven says something in the background]

 

[00:06:08] – Hudson

That’s one will power.

 

[00:06:09] – Cameron

-uh- will power [Steven: yeah]

 

[00:06:10] – Laura

One success and two advantages.

 

[00:06:12] – Cameron

Karma got a success and a triumph. So two successes and a triumph? [Nick: mmhhm]

 

[00:06:17] – Steven

I got a success.

 

[00:06:20] – Nick

OK so you got a success and a triumph. Karma, Xianna, what did you get?

 

[00:06:24] – Laura

One success. Two advantages.

 

[00:06:26] – Nick

  1. So this monster thing is moving at you surprisingly quickly. You see that it’s tail is actually flicking back and forth like a shark would while swimming but it’s on the ground and you hear this really gross -sttksttksttk- noise as it comes across the dirt and as if in slow motion Karma is able to bring her blaster rifle to bear on this thing as it gets within about ten yards of you. And you can try and do something about this.

 

[00:06:53] – Cameron

I’mma shoot it

 

[00:06:54] – Nick

Makes [Cameron: in the face] sense. And so the rest of you are staring aghast at this monster and you’re also noticing that all of the storm troopers who are at parade attention are slowly going for their weapons, much slower than karma would.

 

[00:07:07] – Cameron

What’s the difficulty? Average? mmkay

 

[00:07:10] – Nick

But also a black die because gross!

 

[00:07:13] – Laura

Eeww

 

[00:07:14] – Cameron

is there any talent I have?

 

[00:07:16] – Nick

So roll me that shot.

 

[00:07:22] – Cameron

Hey [Cameron giggles] two successes three threats.

 

[00:07:26] – Nick

Great. So you managed to-

 

[00:07:28] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] Can I  fall prone? [deep base noise] Because there’s a giant shark coming at me and I fall backwards as I shoot?

 

[00:07:34] – Nick

Absolutely. Three threats is-

 

[00:07:36] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] Three threats is fall prone. I wanna fall prone. [deep base noise]

 

[00:07:40] – Nick

So -uh- [Cameron: I fall on my butt] so how much damage do you do?

 

[00:07:42] – Cameron

I do- let’s see. That was my carbine, nine ten, eleven damage.

 

[00:07:46] – Nick

Wow that’s a pretty solid hit. So you hit it right between the eyes and it stumbles for a second and stumbling on a thousand legs looks pretty interesting but it keeps coming at you. And as Sabos and Xianna go to pull their guns up as well you hear two more shots ring out and it’s the two locals that you saw standing by the speeder and they both draw and fire pretty much in unison just a little behind you and they hit it and you see the light go out of its gross bug eyes and it skids on its nose right up to your feet and it stands still.

 

[00:08:21] – Cameron

Eeewwww [Nick: that happened ] I just kind of stare at it.

 

[00:08:25] – Steven

I’ve still kind of want to shoot it.

 

[00:08:27] – Nick

Go ahead. If you want to. It’s not moving. You don’t really have to roll. How much damage does shooting it do?

 

[00:08:34] – Steven

Nine.

 

[00:08:35] – Nick

OK.

 

[00:08:35] – Laura

Double tap it.

 

[00:08:36] – Steven

Oh yeah yeah. I- Right.

 

[00:08:38] – Cameron

You have to have- [Steven: I’mma double tap] you have to have an even number of shots for double tap to work. So…

 

[00:08:43] – Steven

That’s true.

 

[00:08:44] – Nick

As you- as you draw your pistol and shoot the-

 

[00:08:48] – Steven

Oh it’s not a pistol.

 

[00:08:49] – Cameron

[laughing] It’s his rifle.

 

[00:08:49] – Nick

Oh, your giant rifle!

 

[00:08:51] – Steven

This is a blaster.

 

[00:08:52] – Nick

I forgot. As you unsling your rifle and it just blows the head open in like a fountain of fish guts. I know what fish guts smell like I don’t really know what bug guts smell like but this creature smells like a combination of the two.

 

[00:09:08] – Steven

I actually could imagine that.

 

[00:09:10] – Nick

Great. That means my descriptions are perfect. And as you blow it open one of the locals the male they both put their guns back into the speeder and the male kind of shakes his head. Waste of a good trophy. And he walks off to the other side of the speeder and starts to unpack and you have drawn the attention of Mr. White Clothes who says Well that was a surprise. Mills I thought you said you killed the thing. The local shrugs again and he pulls out a vibro-machete looking thing. So it’s like almost vibro-sword bigger than a vibro-knife. Big ‘ol “Now this is a knife” type weapon.

 

[00:09:48] – Hudson

Vibro-axe level or ?

 

[00:09:49] – Laura

No.

 

[00:09:50] – Nick

No it’s not a giant death machine. It’s like not quite a fight people with this weapon but much bigger than a what you would use normally. And he goes over to the Kersten’s beast and starts lopping the head off of it what’s left of the head and mostly a puddle at this point.

 

[00:10:05] – Cameron

As more and more shark fish bug guts start flying I back up and shake the guts off of me that I assume got on me when Sabos shot its head right in front of me.

 

[00:10:17] – Nick

Yes. So you didn’t get hit with like big goopy bits but it did shoot a fine purple mist into the air. That’s been kind of raining down. So you’re sort of speckled on your shoulders.

 

[00:10:28] – Cameron

Eww.

 

[00:10:30] – Steven

That’s… trophy juice.

 

[00:10:31] – Laura

How much is on Xianna, if any?

 

[00:10:34] – Nick

Probably a little… [Laura: eww] not much. You were a little further away but it definitely it’s- and you can see there’s a lot of it. It definitely atomized a lot and it’s blowing through the crowd and you see a couple of officers drop attention and go eww.

 

[00:10:50] – Steven

Back on Osiron we’re proud of our trophy juice.

 

[00:10:54] – Cameron

[laughs] That’s disgusting.

 

[00:10:56] – Laura

Oh- I- uh- no. just no.

 

[00:11:01] – Nick

And that being said when you look at the gentleman in the white uniform he’s spotless none of it gets on him. Got some people around him. The guy decapitating it is about elbow deep in purple goop. But white clothes guy is clear. Speaking of him he walks over and says you’re new to the outpost. What brings you here? And he’s looking at Karma because she was the one who shot the thing but he- he addresses the group as a whole.

 

[00:11:34] – Steven

-uhh-…[Cameron laughs] -uh-.. We had a issue with our astrogation system and ended up here and then tried some of your fine ales

 

[00:11:46] – Nick

Rrright.

 

[00:11:47] – Cameron

I think that was straight up an issue with you as an astrogation system not the ship’s.

 

[00:11:51] – Steven

[overlapping Cameron] I don’t believe so.

 

[00:11:54] – Nick

Well I was out in the jungles so I didn’t see as much but I’m sure we’ll be able to look at our orbital observation post and see what went wrong. Maybe we can help with your ship.

 

[00:12:04] – Steven

Absolutely, -uhh-

 

[00:12:06] – Cameron

Like I said sir [Steven: the trees just came out of nowhere] I don’t- I don’t think it was the ship. I believe it was him she says looking at Sabos pointedly.

 

[00:12:15] – Steven

Nah- It was the trees.

 

[00:12:16] – Laura

It was definitely him.

 

[00:12:19] – Steven

Well he looks very comfortable watching you guys kind of snipe at each other. And he says Well either way I’ll have someone look at it and he waves a hand and you see a couple of people from the back.

 

[00:12:29] – Steven

Oh -uh- you- you don’t need to do that. -uh- I think we got it all taken care of.

 

[00:12:34] – Nick

Oh no no I insist. And a couple of- they look like Imperial engineers start heading out of the outpost.

 

[00:12:41] – Steven

If [Laura: Xianna-] you could just look at that back of the ship that the rudder thing that would be great. Don’t go in a ship.

 

[00:12:47] – Laura

Xianna’s kind of like surreptitiously padding her pocket to be like OK. I do have this. That means it’s not on the ship for them to accidentally find.

 

[00:12:58] – Nick

Was there anything specific you- you wanted to make sure it was in your pockets.

 

[00:13:01] – Laura

All my drugs.

 

[00:13:02] – Nick

All your drugs?

 

[00:13:03] – Laura

All of them.

 

[00:13:04] – Nick

OK great. Yeah. I would imagine most of your drugs are in your coat. You did hide some stuff around the ship last episode. Where did you?

 

[00:13:13] – Laura

Oh I hid the weird mask thing in a box. [Nick: -mmhhm-] I don’t think I actually hid that. I think that was just sitting on a shelf. I was looking [Cameron: you found a lot of hiding spots] for hiding places.

 

[00:13:23] – Nick

So there’s some stuff sitting out and most of your like…very obviously illegal things are on your person.

 

[00:13:29] – Laura

I would say all of them just, except the mask that’s in a box and the -uh- decanter of whiskey that is now empty on the floor.

 

[00:13:38] – Nick

  1. This guy watches you kind of talking back and forth he watches the engineers start heading towards the ship he basically just ignores your protests and says Make sure you give it a full sweep and they- they run off and as you’re talking he’s like scratching at one of his little head horns because he’s a Zabrak. So he has like a ring of devil horns which are neat looking and says So you must be here looking for someone. No one comes to Unroola Dawn looking to sightsee.

 

[00:14:08] – Hudson

Until us!

 

[00:14:11] – Nick

Rrriiiight [Cameron: just-]

 

[00:14:12] – Laura

Yeess.

 

[00:14:13] – Steven

As you can tell-

 

[00:14:14] – Cameron

[overlapping Steven] I feel like that’s a deception check.

 

[00:14:16] – Laura

Sight seeing. [Hudson: yeah! you wanna do it?] Zat is what we are doing.

 

[00:14:19] – Nick

Yes I would love a deception check from Tink, that-

 

[00:14:21] – Steven

As you can tell our friend Tink hasn’t seen places like these.

 

[00:14:25] – Nick

This is going to be a red and two purples.

 

[00:14:28] – Laura

You [Hudson: oh noooo] don’t have deception! [group laughs] [Steven: mother fucker] And you’re not very cunning.

 

[00:14:33] – Hudson

[overlapping Laura] No, I’m not very cunning. Oh this is-

 

[00:14:35] – Laura

You are just smart.

 

[00:14:36] – Nick

Wait hang, on let me see. Deception would be probably were- against perception right.

 

[00:14:42] – Cameron

Yes.

 

[00:14:43] – Nick

What is his perception? Oh you’re lucky it’s actually!

 

[00:14:47] – Hudson

Is it actually a perception check?

 

[00:14:50] – Cameron

No.

 

[00:14:50] – Nick

So it’s just- no it’s-

 

[00:14:51] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] your- your deception goes against his perception

 

[00:14:54] – Nick

[overlapping Cameron] It’s just three purple. He’s actually not trained in perception.

 

[00:14:55] – Hudson

Oh great.

 

[00:14:57] – Cameron

All right three purples. OK, cool. [dice sounds]

 

[00:15:00] – Nick

But flip a darkside point. Go ahead and upgrade one of those.

 

[00:15:03] – Hudson

To a red?

 

[00:15:03] – Cameron

To a red.

 

[00:15:05] – Nick

There we go. Same rule [dice sounds]

 

[00:15:06] – Multiple Speakers

OOoooohhh!!!

 

[00:15:11] – Hudson

Two successes.

 

[00:15:13] – Cameron

No.

 

[00:15:14] – Laura

No those cancel out.

 

[00:15:15] – Hudson

oh wait- with those yeahyeahyeah.

 

[00:15:17] – Cameron

And-

 

[00:15:17] – Cameron

A failure and despair.

 

[00:15:19] – Hudson

A failure and despair. So before anything can happen I try to save it by saying just kidding. [group laughter]

 

[00:15:27] – Nick

So he looks at you and you get the feeling- he still is smiling at you. He seems very friendly and welcoming but you totally understand that he does not believe your bullshit in the slightest. He’s been here for a while and he understands that. -uh- But with the despair…

 

[00:15:45] – Laura

And also Xianna knows that Tink has just messed up so badly that she doesn’t even hide it and she sighs and like puts her hand on her head just like [sighs] ahhhhh

 

[00:15:58] – Hudson

So that happens. So that helps with the despair and he looks back and forth to the four of you and goes Oh smugglers, great! and he starts to walk away towards the large building that you saw previously that’s made of wood. Nice. The mansion he says Well you might as well come and have a meal with me because we probably got some talking to do most smugglers talk to me at one point or another. And he walks away without saying if you’re going to follow him but you also noticed that the locals and still a pretty good amount of Stormtroopers are all just staring at you to see what you’ll do.

 

[00:16:35] – Laura

Oh Xianna heard [Cameron: I follow him] food and is following him and going  like excuse me. What kind of food?

 

[00:16:41] – Nick

Well the cooks here are a little barbaric. They do tend to prefer open flame but they make quite a good roast Kersten’s beast.

 

[00:16:50] – Steven

Oh I’m- I’m down. Yeah. Especially having shot the Kersten’s beast myself.

 

[00:16:55] – Nick

Yes. Clearly you did it.

 

[00:16:57] – Cameron

Oh my gosh you shot it once it was dead.

 

[00:17:00] – Steven

It- I’m not sure how you know it was dead. I mean it was right at your feet when I shot it.

 

[00:17:04] – Laura

Ze light ‘ad gone out to its’ eyes. Zat is [Steven: not sure about eye light on Osiron] ‘ow we know it was dead.

 

[00:17:12] – Nick

He -uh- [Cameron sighs] The guy stops and turns around and hearing that the light had gone out of its eyes and he says you seem like my kind of person. By the way my name is Falx, Falx Urnstad. I’m one of the vice governors of this planet. This outpost is mine. And it’s great to meet you. And he holds out a hand to shake. Specifically to Xianna.

 

[00:17:31]

Oh Xianna absolutely shakes it, winks and says I am Serene.

 

[00:17:37] – Nick

Well great to meet you Serene and he throws an arm over you and just starts gesturing towards [Laura: yup] the mansion and says Come along I’ll give you the grand tour and he smells like sandal wood

 

[00:17:50] – Laura

OOOooOOoo

 

[00:17:51] – Nick

Yeah. It’s nice and the uniform is very soft. Normally they’re like that institutional fabric that holds up very well. This one’s not. This one is like synth-silk and…

 

[00:17:59] – Laura

Yeah this guy definitely seems like he has a nice like cashmere silk blend going on.

 

[00:18:05] – Hudson

Everything Xianna would fall for.

 

[00:18:07]

Oh yeah Xianna has a very low bar.. [Hudson laughs]  for what- what “falls for” is.

 

[00:18:15] – Hudson

Yes

 

[00:18:16] – Laura

That was how words work.

 

[00:18:19]

[Steven: Oooh] Mildly interested

 

[00:18:21] – Cameron

So as I’m following Xianna and dude guy I’d start cleaning the bug mist guts off of my gun.

 

[00:18:30] – Hudson

Whatwas his name again?

 

[00:18:31] – Nick

Falx

 

[00:18:31] – Steven

Falx Urnstad

 

[00:18:33] – Hudson

F-A-L- [Nick: Falx] X?

 

[00:18:33] – Nick

F-A-L-X Urnstad U-R-N-S-T-A-D and he’s a Zabrak.

 

[00:18:39] – Steven

I tell karma to wear the purple mist proudly.

 

[00:18:43] – Cameron

It’s going to rust my gun.

 

[00:18:45] – Steven

What type of crappy guns do you have…

 

[00:18:47] – Cameron

Most

 

[00:18:48] – Steven

-on… where you’re from.

 

[00:18:50] – Cameron

Yeah. Yup, let’s- [group laughter] let’s continue this thread of conversation. Where am [Steven: let’s not] I from? Togrutan.

 

[00:18:55] – Steven

uh- Not Orsiron.

 

[00:18:57] – Cameron

That is correct.

 

[00:18:58] – Steven

Got ittt.

 

[00:18:59] – Cameron

No.

 

[00:19:01] – Steven

The place where the Nautolans are from.

 

[00:19:03] – Cameron

Which is?

 

[00:19:04] – Steven

Nautolania.

 

[00:19:05] – Hudson

umm

 

[00:19:06] – Cameron

Noooo.

 

[00:19:07] – Steven

Nautolus.

 

[00:19:08] – Cameron

No but I do like that one

 

[00:19:09] – Steven

Atlantis.

 

[00:19:10] – Cameron

Noo

 

[00:19:11] – Nick

Closer. [group laughter]

 

[00:19:13] – Hudson

You are getting closer.

 

[00:19:16] – Steven

Dammit… Yup.

 

[00:19:17] – Nick

For the confused listeners at home the planet is called Glee Anselm.

 

[00:19:22] – Steven

Yes

 

[00:19:23] – Nick

It’s a happy planet.

 

[00:19:24] – Cameron

You don’t hear that! The GM says that!

 

[00:19:26] – Nick

The narrator booms [Steven: oh right] from the heavens Curious George style.

 

[00:19:29] – Laura

You don’t hear god! [Cameron: yeah I know!] You’re not important enough.

 

[00:19:34] – Nick

So as you get close to the mansion the two main double doors swing open. You see exactly what you were expecting to see. It’s extremely stereotypical. A large grand staircase, the rug over the stairs you would expect to be like red crushed velvet but instead its woven reeds. But the reeds are super fine so it’s still like a nice carpet and there’s wings going off in either direction. He leads you back around that behind the staircase and a servant opens the door. It’s very strange to see one of the local humans who are all basically Conan The Barbarian jacked and scary looking people wearing a formal imperial servant’s uniform, all like slim cut and it looks like he’s about to burst every single seam on this thing and he bows and pushes [background piano music] open the door and you see a long banquet hall with a very large table and there is one place sitting at the head on the far side. But as you watch you can see some Droids and one other person wearing servent gear. This one looks to be not a local. So someone that they must’ve brought with them setting four extra places. And he says well make yourself at home have some

 

[00:20:47] – Hudson

grey stuff?!

 

[00:20:48] – Nick

It’s delicious.

 

[00:20:49] – Hudson

All I can think of is be our guest the whole time you’re describing this.

 

[00:20:52] – Nick

And then he turns into a giant furred monster. No. [Cameron: no!] He says make yourself at home try some appetizers I’m going to go change into something a little more comfortable and I’ll be back. And he turns around and leaves, the large local servant is still holding the door and bowing graciously. But you see that he does not drop eye contact from you and is clearly waiting for you to enter the room.

 

[00:21:15] – Cameron

I enter the room and walk over the table where I assume there are white cloth napkins.

 

[00:21:19] – Nick

Oh yeah absolutely.

 

[00:21:20] – Cameron

I grab the one from one of the spots and finish cleaning my gun

 

[00:21:24] – Nick

Great

 

[00:21:25] – Steven

I’ll follow her into the room keeping on my annoying her about like cleaning her gun.

 

[00:21:29] – Cameron

He- just keep suggesting planet names.

 

[00:21:31] – Steven

Yeah, that’s actually what I’m doing. I keep on guessing planet names where I think the Nautolans are from.

 

[00:21:35] – Nick

Hit me with a couple more.

 

[00:21:37] – Steven

Waterworld?

 

[00:21:39] – Cameron

Noo.

 

[00:21:40] – Steven

Head-tentacle-landia?

 

[00:21:42] – Laura

Zat is offensive.

 

[00:21:42] – Cameron

[overlapping Laura] I- I am not even going to respond to that one.

 

[00:21:47] – Laura

That is just offensive. You should stop right now.

 

[00:21:50] – Steven

The Wand Where People Don’t Like Purple Mist on Their Gun?

 

[00:21:53] – Laura

So most lands? [Cameron sighs]

 

[00:21:55] – Nick

So as you- as you all enter the room-

 

[00:21:58] – Hudson

Mos Eiseley? [group laughter]

 

[00:22:01] – Nick

As you- So you clean your gun using one of the tablecloths and one of the droids is a protocol droid says Oh my. And it takes it from you and scurries off to bring you a fresh napkin. Because now this one is gross and they can’t even imagine what that would be like. Why would you do that to my perfect napkins? And off it goes.

 

[00:22:16] – Cameron

Thought that was kind of the point of napkins.

 

[00:22:20] – Laura

Well for food not for weird

 

[00:22:23] – Cameron

Did you not hear that they were serving that beast?

 

[00:22:26] – Laura

Yes, but-

 

[00:22:27] – Cameron

It is food!

 

[00:22:28] – Laura

But like… If you came in covered in fish guts and zen use the napkins to wipe away ze fish guts zat would be a little different zan if you’d used ze napkin to wipe away ze cooked fish [Cameron: cooked fish guts?] off your mouth. No, you don’t eat ze guts… all the time. I do not know. I do not zink zere are fish on Ryloth. I don’t think there’s a whole lot of fish.

 

[00:22:48] – Nick

Probably

 

[00:22:48] – Laura

It’s mostly a desert planet. So I’m assuming very little.

 

[00:22:51] – Cameron

What about land sharks?

 

[00:22:53] – Laura

I mean…. -eh- you grind zat stuff up into like a sausage zen it is different.

 

[00:23:00] – Nick

So are you all sitting or are you standing near the table what are you guys doing?

 

[00:23:03] – Laura

[overlapping Nick] Xianna is going to sit next to the head chair. And she looks at everyone she’s like I am going to milk zis. Yes. He seems to like me. I’m going to us zis. Okie? Good.

 

[00:23:16] – Hudson

Think that’s a little TMI that you’re going to milk him. [group laughter]

 

[00:23:19] – Laura

Well I mean… Zabraks do seem to be mammalian. Sooo… I could but nnn- Oh Oh oh! you mean- okiee…. Maybe. [group laughter] We will see. We will see.

 

[00:23:35] – Cameron

Karma slings her gun back around to her back and then sits in the other seat next to the head seat so that one of the boys doesn’t sit there.

 

[00:23:42] – Steven

Yes Sabos just kind of stands in the background.

 

[00:23:45] – Nick

 

[00:23:45] – Hudson

I sit next to Serene.

 

[00:23:47] – Nick

Hey good job!

 

[00:23:48] – Hudson

I’m picking up on it.

 

[00:23:49] – Nick

Sabos, than you would notice first a small astromech droid you know, like R2 D2 or I5 D7 or anyway a small astromech droid with a table hat like they have in the movie on R2 rolls up and it’s got a ring of drinks along the outside they’re all in tumblers. You see some whiskey and you see a bunch of various like tropical looking mixed drinks and then in the middle there are three square bowls and inside there’s little diced up bits of meat with toothpicks in it. You can make a perception check about that if you want.

 

[00:24:24] – Steven

Sure

 

[00:24:25] – Nick

Because it bumps you in the back of the knees because you were the one still standing up and it’s offering you stuff.

 

[00:24:30] – Steven

How hard is it?

 

[00:24:32] – Nick

Easy.

 

[00:24:33] – Steven

Oh wait. Actually I want [dice sounds] one of those. That would be one purple?

 

[00:24:36] – Nick

Yeah just one purple. [dice sounds]

 

[00:24:41] – Cameron

Three successes and a triumph

 

[00:24:41] – Steven

[overlapping Steven] Three success and- yeah one triumph.

 

[00:24:43] – Nick

So you notice off of that platter that this bowl is furry on the outside and with your triumph you realize this is probably like one of those dishes where they cook the meat inside of the animal they got it from. But you see that this creature was like cooked in its own juices and then prepared but it looks good.

 

[00:25:05] – Steven

Yeah I take a bowl and the- the glass of wh-

 

[00:25:07] – Nick

Oh- you take the- the whole bowl? The bowl’s [Steven: yeah, just-] like- Okay.

 

[00:25:10] – Steven

Ah- I- Oh is it like toothpicks already in the cut up meat?-

 

[00:25:12] – Nick

[overlapping Steven] Yeah there’s toothpicks in the stuff.

 

[00:25:13] – Steven

Oh, then I’ll grab like a couple of toothpicks. [Nick: Okay] And a glass of whiskey.

 

[00:25:16] – Nick

Yeah. And with three successes and a triumph like it looks good. [Steven: Yeah] it looks like you probably don’t want to think about it too much but it looks tasty.

 

[00:25:23] – Hudson

No [Laura: I’m-] poisoning today!

 

[00:25:25] – Laura

I’m sure tribbles taste fine.

 

[00:25:27] – Nick

So you grab.. it’s-not-a…

 

[00:25:29] – Laura

You said a round bowl that was furry and I am immediately [Nick: no it’s a square bowl!] thought- ohhh a square. Okay so they pressed a tribble. [group laughter]

 

[00:25:35] – Cameron

So it’s a square tribble.

 

[00:25:36] – Laura

I imagine that if you open-

 

[00:25:38] – Nick

[overlapping Laura] What’s the duck thing… where you squish the duck and it makes-

 

[00:25:40] – Laura

Oh! A- It’s like literally translates to pressed [Cameron: pressed] duck.

 

[00:25:44] – Nick

Oh, well pressed Tribble. Great. The astromech makes its way around the table and you all see that you can roll that same perception check if you want. I’ll say if you want to figure out that it’s weird you can you will all notice that the bowl is furry. -umm- so it’s up to you.

 

[00:26:01] – Steven

I just start-

 

[00:26:01] – Hudson

[overlapping Steven] I want to check it out. [dice sounds]

 

[00:26:02] – Steven

Definitely chewing on the meat.

 

[00:26:04] – Hudson

I definitely care

 

[00:26:06] – Laura

A success and two advantages.

 

[00:26:08] – Nick

So yeah you see that the bowl is furry and that it looks reasonably tasty and you notice that these are imperial issue toothpicks. They were not made here.

 

[00:26:17] – Laura

Do they have like the little gear imperial symbol on them? [Cameron gasps]

 

[00:26:20] – Nick

Yeah like burned in to the sides [Cameron: nicceeee]. Yeah, [Laura: I got-] very fancy

 

[00:26:24] – Cameron

Karma got 3 successes.

 

[00:26:26] – Nick

So you notice not that it was necessarily cooked in its own juices but like this is not a normal bowl. This is pretty organic.

 

[00:26:32] – Hudson

One advantage, a success and a triumph.

 

[00:26:33] – Nick

You notice all that stuff. So you know that they like obviously killed this thing. Drained it out and just cooked it in its own juices and then made it prepared so it didn’t look gross.But…

 

[00:26:43] – Cameron

Many of us in our past lives had a culinary career.

 

[00:26:46] – Hudson

Apparently.

 

[00:26:48] – Nick

Yeah. -uh- Probably.

 

[00:26:50] – Cameron

Or were just foodies. We all have food blogs.

 

[00:26:52] – Steven

Being a fringer I’m experienced with the cooking animals in their own juices.

 

[00:26:57] – Cameron

That makes sense, actually.

 

[00:26:58] – Steven

It does. [Laura: hmmhmm yeah] [group laughter]

 

[00:27:00] – Laura

Imma say, like I’m probably okay with it. I’m sure Ryloth is mostly roasted meats. Also I’m going to take the girliest looking drink that’s there and I bet it has like a weird frilly name like a Scarif sunrise or something.

 

[00:27:13] – Nick

Okay. Describe scarif sunrise.

 

[00:27:15] – Laura

Okay. A Scarif Sunrise is green on the bottom then orange and then yellow.

 

[00:27:25] – Nick

Does it come in a special glass. Is there a sunrise glass in the Star Wars universe.

 

[00:27:29] – Laura

Yeah like a champagne goblet.

 

[00:27:32] – Hudson

Okay

 

[00:27:32] – Hudson

So -um- this is probably a good time to mention that Tink had a vegan period but it was only in college to impress a girl so I know a lot about food and mostly about how- if food has animals in it or not but not about animal cooking.

 

[00:27:46] – Nick

Okay that’s- that’s important to know and I’m sure it will come up again. You have busted open the meta plot already. Good work.

 

[00:27:54] – Hudson

Thank you.

 

[00:27:56] – Nick

So around this time you guys are eatingggg… appetizers?

 

[00:28:01] – Multiple Speakers

Yes.

 

[00:28:02] – Cameron

I grabbed one toothpick and tasted it and was like OK this is all right.

 

[00:28:06] – Nick

Okay

 

[00:28:06] – Cameron

And I’ve just been nibbling.

 

[00:28:08] – Nick

So you’re snacking.

 

[00:28:09] – Cameron

I did not grab a drink though.

 

[00:28:11] – Nick

Okay. The astromech droid is basically doing laps of the table. Astromechs, you guys know they’re intelligent they’re smart. It’s not like a Roomba like this thing is just straight up like it told me to serve the room I’m serving the room [Laura: They are] They’re kind of-

 

[00:28:26] – Laura

So murderous.

 

[00:28:27] – Nick

Yeah. It- It- You get a very petulant like. Obviously it is following the exact letter of whatever its instructions were and it’s driving around and around this time -uh- Falx re-enters and he’s wearing an entirely different outfit. He’s wearing a blue tunic with like a purplish blue over rap giant scarf poncho thing and like floaty pants

 

[00:28:49] – Cameron

Thats a lot of words.

 

[00:28:51] – Nick

Yeah well it’s like a scarf but also bigger and also kind of a poncho. It’s like an extra shirt

 

[00:28:56] – Cameron

Okay

 

[00:28:57] – Nick

It’s very… You all would know it’s very Corascant-y maybe a little Aldaran-ian thrown in. It’s very high class clothes lots of extra fabric. But he walks in and says well. Seems that you’ve already been enjoying my hospitality. I’d like to welcome you again to outpost 4 and he starts to walk by and the astromech runs into him and he looks at it and for just a second you see like his pleasant exterior drop and he looks a little scary. He looks a little derisive and you see him kind of shove the astromech away and it almost drops its drinks and has to drive very quickly to catch them and it beeps at him. Doo dittly doo doo doo doo. And it drives out of the room and he sits down and it’s like that never happened and he looks really happy he says So let’s talk. Smuggling huh. What brings you to my humble backwater residents?

 

[00:29:47] – Steven

-uh- You did… sir.

 

[00:29:49] – Nick

Well yeah. If you’re going to be nitpicky about it but I mean what brings you to Unroola Dawn?

 

[00:29:55] – Steven

I just saw the trees.

 

[00:29:55] – Cameron

oh god [Laura sighs] [group laughter]

 

[00:30:00] – Nick

So if anyone would like to if you want to make a knowledge underworld or a knowledge core worlds?

 

[00:30:09] – Laura

We’ll do knowledge underworld.

 

[00:30:11] – Hudson

I can underworld as well. [Steven whispers: yeah whatever]

 

[00:30:12] – Laura

Difficulty?

 

[00:30:13] – Nick

Average.

 

[00:30:14] – Cameron

Okay I’m rolling core worlds because it’s the exact same check for me so I’mma be different.

 

[00:30:19] – Nick

Okay. [dice sounds]

 

[00:30:24] – Cameron

Just a threat

 

[00:30:26] – Steven

I’ll roll underworld. [dice sounds]

 

[00:30:30] – Hudson

Four successes and 2 threats.

 

[00:30:35] – Laura

I had one advantage.

 

[00:30:37] – Steven

I have two failures and an advantage

 

[00:30:38] – Nick

So everyone failed. [Steven: Yeah] except for Tink and we got a couple of advantages and a couple of threats in there.

 

[00:30:46] – Cameron

Yup

 

[00:30:47] – Nick

Okay so Tink you and your experience working as a underground hacker and some things like that have a pretty good sense for when people are trying to get someone to work for them or like a broker or a job-giver-outer and this guy is doing a lot of those same things you feel like having interacted with the Empire before… he wouldn’t have invited you to dinner if he was on the straight and narrow. This guy’s got some stuff going on and he probably wants to help in one way or another. Anybody with advantages recognizes that his outfit is Aldaraanian like it’s very much an Aldaraan politicians outfit. Granted with some upgrades and very nice cloth so this is somebody who may see themselves as like a head of state kind of person. Who had threats?

 

[00:31:35] – Cameron

Me. [Hudson: me]

 

[00:31:37] – Nick

Did you succeed?

 

[00:31:38] – Cameron

No.

 

[00:31:39] – Nick

Okay

 

[00:31:39] – Hudson

I succeeded with threats.

 

[00:31:41] – Nick

Tink with your threats. So you have a feeling that this guy probably wants to work with you or to actually help you because he could see himself getting an advantage from it. But you’re also getting very comfortable with that. Probably more so than you should being in the middle of an imperial outpost and then Karma you had a threat?

 

[00:31:57] – Cameron

Two threats.

 

[00:31:58] – Nick

Two threats no failures?

 

[00:31:59] – Cameron

It washed with two threats.

 

[00:32:02] – Nick

[overlapping Cameron] With two threats. Okay. So with two threats. You’re just very into the ambiance right now. The architecture looks very familiar to you and your next perception check in this room you’re probably going to have a black eye because you’re having a lot of trouble focusing. So that’s all of those. He says So I often deal with people in your kind of situations and I may be able to help. If you could just tell me a little more about why you’re here.

 

[00:32:30] – Laura

So quick question do you ‘appen to ‘ave a box zat you were wanting to ‘ave transported? No reason.

 

[00:32:37] – Nick

Hmm. That is particularly vague. I like it. I have a lot of boxes. One might even say I specialize in moving things that the empire doesn’t have strongly stated opinions about.

 

[00:32:50] – Steven

Moving things the empire does NOT have strongly stated opinions about?

 

[00:32:55] – Nick

Right, things that if I asked may not be a great idea. But they haven’t ever specifically said and I get to keep my little home away from home in top shape.

 

[00:33:06] – Steven

I see.

 

[00:33:07] – Hudson

You might be able to help us then. So… we are having to move an item. So [Cameron: yes] I feel very comfortable with him so I say does the word Centennial mean anything to you? [group laughter]

 

[00:33:22] – Nick

You say Centennial and he’s already- So he had a space martini and he downed that one during the first part. He’s halfway through his second when you say that and he does a spit take -spit noise- centennial? No. You’ve

 

[00:33:37] – Cameron

Sentinel?

 

[00:33:39] – Nick

Oh Sentinel. I was a little wrong about the smuggling thing. I am a little embarrassed you let me keep going with that for so long. But if you’re moving something for Sentinel yeah I’ve got something he told me to go ahead and get. Do you know where you’re bringing it?

 

[00:33:56] – Cameron

No.

 

[00:33:58] – Laura

-Um- Zere was an issue at ze meeting. We did not get all of ze information also. Is ze drink droid coming back?

 

[00:34:07] – Nick

Yeah I can make that happen. And he snaps his fingers and the droid you hear really angry astromech tootling from behind the closed door. And as soon as it bumps into the door and the door swings open it turns into just like very low muted grumbling and it comes back around with a fresh thing of- of drinks. They were originally just around the outside of the platter. Now it fills the whole platter.

 

[00:34:29] – Laura

I definitely take a new one but my empty glass on top of it. And then I say zank you. And I boop the astromech just a little bit- just like a little -boop-. I’m like zank you.

 

[00:34:41] – Nick

The front panel on it opens up and one of those little shock arc welders comes out. -zzzap- and you hear -doo doo doo doo doo- and [Laura: ‘ow rude] Falx snaps his fingers and pulls out a remote with a button on it says don’t make me do this and it like goes -bRRRbrrrr- and drives away and makes jingle bell noises. It is not the nicest of droids but you have another drink. So now that we’re all further supplied with libations where are you taking this thing. It’s a pretty weird artifact.

 

[00:35:13] – Laura

Again when we do not know.

 

[00:35:15] – Nick

Oh yes

 

[00:35:16] – Laura

we are… winging it.

 

[00:35:18] – Nick

Probably a good choice, Sentinel tends to -uh- bring stuff only with half the information involved. You should have seen what I had to do to get this thing.

 

[00:35:27] – Cameron

You had to get it from Sentinel as well?

 

[00:35:29] – Nick

No, Sentinel’s- I thought was the guy who sent you h- Is he not?  And you see him like start reaching under the table.

 

[00:35:36] – Laura

No no no. He was.

 

[00:35:38] – Nick

Oh okay.

 

[00:35:39] – Cameron

[overlapping Nick] Just the way- Sorry just the way you phrased that sounded like the things I had to do to go through to get this. Because of the way Sentinel’s set stuff up it just sounded like he had also sent you to go get it.

 

[00:35:49] – Nick

Yeah that’s what happened.

 

[00:35:51] – Cameron

Okay that’s what I was asking, sorry.

 

[00:35:53] – Nick

[Overlapping Cameron] Yes. He sent me to go get it and I didn’t know a lot about what was going on. I still don’t but if you’re picking it up that means he probably sent you with some goods for trade and a bunch of credits right? He looks like very happy. He’s leaning back in his chair.

 

[00:36:07] – Cameron

I’m sure if we have anything your troopers will find it on our ship. We did take HIS ship. So any- there are cargo boxes on there right?

 

[00:36:19] – Laura

And Xianna is kind of like- gives a glance at Karma, of like “you don’t tell them we don’t have money, you always lie about having money” kind of a look and then like turns back to Falx.

 

[00:36:34] – Cameron

If Karma could she would raise an eyebrow at Xianna but I don’t think she has eyebrows.

 

[00:36:39] – Laura

And then once- I guess-

 

[00:36:41] – Cameron

So her eye triangle shifts slightly on one side.

 

[00:36:43] – Laura

[overlapping Cameron] -Um- either a charmer or deception to look at me like oh no no no. We ‘ave- we ‘ave stuff… to trade. We have zings. I’m- I’m sure. Yes, we do.

 

[00:36:54] – Nick

All right. Yeah you can roll a….

 

[00:36:56] – Laura

Yeah would that be-

 

[00:36:56] – Nick

Whichever one

 

[00:36:57] – Laura

Charm or deception?

 

[00:36:59] – Nick

He likes you so you could use either.

 

[00:37:00] – Laura

Okay. Imma do deception, it’s a higher….

 

[00:37:02] – Nick

Okay. It will be two purples and flip me another Darkside point to make one of those- so it will be two purples and a red with the flip. [dice sounds]

 

[00:37:11] – Laura

Two advantages!

 

[00:37:15] – Nick

Mmm yeah. Anyway particularly you would like to spend those advantages?

 

[00:37:21] – Laura

-ummm- So even- I’m assuming he’s going to know that I’m- I’m lying. But I would like him to still like me and maybe have him give have there be an implication that even though we don’t have anything we are willing to work something out.

 

[00:37:38] – Nick

But the implication…

 

[00:37:38] – Laura

There’s an implication and Xianna is fine with however he takes that implication. [group laughter] [Cameron: oh goodness]

 

[00:37:47] – Nick

Okay so he- he kind of leans forward in his chair his smirk drops a little and he’s sets his now empty martini glass on the ground. The protocol droid walks out with a decanter of space martini and pours it for him and then shuffles away. There’s- it- so this takes about two minutes because those things walk really slow and he says nothing during that time. So it’s just a very awkward long pause. And he takes a sip and he says well you weren’t kidding when things got out of hand. This is highly irregular. I think we can work something out. I’ve- I’ve got some people I need tracked down and from-

 

[00:38:29] – Cameron

Karma perks up a little bit.

 

[00:38:31] – Nick

He notices that says the way you all have responded I think some of you may have some skills to help with that… so I’ll still give you the Stonebreaker, by the way it’s called the Stonebreaker, if you will go and get some deserters out of the jungle. Because I sent some people to go find them and they never reported back.

 

[00:38:55] – Cameron

How many deserters?

 

[00:38:56] – Nick

Two.

 

[00:38:57] – Cameron

How long have they been out?

 

[00:38:58] – Nick

About two weeks. But they can’t have gotten far.

 

[00:39:02] – Steven

Do you care if they come back alive?

 

[00:39:05] – Nick

Not particularly.

 

[00:39:06] – Steven

Excellent.

 

[00:39:07] – Nick

I just need them identifiable, examples, you know.

 

[00:39:10] – Hudson

What if we find a group that’s similar to them but not the same people but maybe even better.

 

[00:39:16] – Cameron

Tink, that is not [Laura: i do-] how bounty hunting works.

 

[00:39:18] – Laura

Zat is not ‘ow it works.

 

[00:39:20] – Hudson

I’ll– [Cameron: how many-] I’ll be honest I’m not as experienced in bount- in bounty hunting as these [someone loudly sighs] people.

 

[00:39:24] – Cameron

[overlapping Hudson] How many people did you send out after them?

 

[00:39:27] – Nick

  1. Just a small platoon. At Tink’s suggestion he like stands up and starts pacing back and forth at the head of the table saying two people, but better but not the same people. Interesting. Interesting.

 

[00:39:39] – Laura

Xianna [group laughter] like immediately like puts her like finger over Tinlk’s mouth, like Tink. -shhhhh- Do not talk anymore pleasseee.

 

[00:39:50] – Hudson

I crumple my face but don’t say anything

 

[00:39:53] – Laura

or over his little translater thing because he doesn’t have a mouth… visible. He has one, but…

 

[00:39:58] – Cameron

Probably

 

[00:39:59] – Nick

And he leans over puts his elbows on the back of his chair and says well there’s -uh- while that’s an interesting proposition. I think in this case I’m going to need the actual ones. But you keep in touch big guy, I like the way your brain works. At least I assume you have a brain.

 

[00:40:16] – Hudson

Yeah I got a brain, I like yours as well.

 

[00:40:18] – Nick

Thanks. He winks at you and around this time the Imperial and the local servant come in with some big trays of food. It all looks like it was cooked over a spit over an open fire it’s like turkey legs and big roasts and like charred vegetables and things but all the food looks mildly off putting like the turkey legs maybe have one little, little legs still stuck to it that they didn’t clean off like on a shrimp when they don’t quite clean it all, [Cameron: -hhmm] or the roast is by all intents and purposes upside down the way it shaped. Like the leg work backwards just things are slightly weird. The flora and fauna here, not great. All of the vegetables have thorns on them which is why they charge it so it could come off but you like you can see every once while there’s so like a spine that you’re going to have to peel off. But the food if you eat it is delicious. It’s very good.

 

[00:41:11] – Steven

I eat the food. I also inquire what that amazing appetizer was.

 

[00:41:16] – Nick

Oh that- that’s -uh-… over here we just call them monkey bugs.

 

[00:41:20] – Steven

Cool

 

[00:41:20] – Laura

Okie.

 

[00:41:20] – Nick

Yeah. In the jungle you might see some of them. They’re -uh-… adorable little critters.

 

[00:41:26] – Steven

I look forward to trying to make some myself.

 

[00:41:28] – Nick

So yeah. So you pass through the rest of the meal just with pleasantries. He flirts with Xiana a decent amount but as far as you can tell he also flirts with Tink and he starts to flirt with karma and then I’m assuming that she shuts that down pretty hard.

 

[00:41:44] – Cameron

Yeah….She answers very politely whenever he tries to engage in conversation but then will just turn back to Sabos and just keep saying no to planet names. [group laughter]

 

[00:41:58] – Nick

So he gives up on that pretty- pretty quickly. You learn from him he’s been here for like 3 or 4 years at this point. He likes to be kind of the middle man with a lot of stuff- Nothing that’s hyper illegal but stuff that is kind of frowned upon because no one gives a crap about his little backwater station. He figures he’ll do what he can since his career is kind of dead ended and after the meal and everything is delicious and you’re full and he’s sipping on a snifter of dessert martini and there’s been plenty of drinks around he says well you won’t be able to set out at night. I’ll -uh- put you up in the guest corridors next to mine and -uh- there’s a separate building for you and I’ll have you meet up with Mills tomorrow. He’ll set up the expedition for you. He’ll- he’ll be your guide and he like makes a note on a data pad that he pulls out of a pocket under the table says so just when you wake up in the morning go find him in the square and I’ll have you escorted to the guest quarters and he stands up and leaves with a flourish of his cape scarf and the protocol droid from before walks in holding a clean napkin. This one looks very freshly laundered. He says Well if you’ll come with me I’ll show you to the guest quarters and he heads out the front door with that and -shhgg shhggg shhgg shhg shhhgg- super slow pace. It’s like getting stuck behind someone in a hallway that’s not walking as fast as you would want. It’s annoying.

 

[00:43:24] – Laura

Ahhhh

 

[00:43:24] – Cameron

I follow.

 

[00:43:27] – Laura

I mean, yeah, we follow. But it’s just the annoying of like “eeehhhhhh”

 

[00:43:29] – Cameron

Tink’s having to take really small steps.

 

[00:43:34] – Hudson

Yeah I don’t like this pace.

 

[00:43:36] – Steven

I just take small footsteps and be like okay this’s cool.

 

[00:43:40] – Nick

So the building that they’re leading you to is shorter than most of the other ones. And it’s behind some of the taller buildings from where you were staying before so you didn’t see it, if you guys could make me a knowledge either lore, education, or core worlds check?

 

[00:43:57] – Cameron

Difficulty?

 

[00:43:58] – Nick

Easy. [dice sounds]

 

[00:44:02] – Laura

One success, two advantages. [dice sounds]

 

[00:44:08] – Cameron

Two successes and a threat. [dice sounds]

 

[00:44:13] – Hudson

Oh my… three successes and two advantages. [dice sounds]

 

[00:44:25] – Steven

[Cameron snickers] A triumph, a succe- triumph and a failure.

 

[00:44:29] – Cameron

Yup, just a triumph.

 

[00:44:30] – Steven

So just a triumph [Nick: triumph].

 

[00:44:31] – Laura

Yeah.

 

[00:44:32] – Steven

Huh-huh-huh.

 

[00:44:33] – Nick

So you all recognize this while everyone who passed recognizes this as a- uh-this is a prefab garden shed. This is not fancy at all. They called it the guest quarters but you can tell this is basically the Star Wars equivalent of that like plastic shed you can get at Wal-Mart so it’s made out of concrete, preassembled, a droid probably put it together in an afternoon. But with all of your advantages as you open it it’s actually quite nice on the inside. It doesn’t have any electricity or water but it doesn’t have cots like it was originally going to have. It has like really nice bunk beds with not prefab mattresses so something that the locals put together and seated in the middle of the room is a large like… heater… lamp. It’s basically like an electric campfire and it’s really pleasant and it’s a nice temperature and it glows nicely and as you open the door the sun begins to set below the trees behind you and you have a moment of peace. As the shuffling of the droid fades back into the distance you hear the- the shut of the door, the troops that have been marching around and doing drills in the square all head off towards their barracks and you can hear like things settling down for the night. It’s a weird moment of peace and you all realize that this is the first real pause you’ve had since you all received those communications a few days ago. Even when you were on the ship it was like tensing up for the unknown or being unconscious after being drunk for some of you. And this is a a quiet down moment before the next thing and you finally have some answers of what you’re doing. And it’s nice. So…

 

[00:46:16] – Laura

Xianna immediately yells top bunk! I got the top bunk!

 

[00:46:21] – Hudson

I get bottom bunk. And how much do I hang off the bed? [Laura laughs] Is this a double? Is this double long twin?

 

[00:46:27] – Nick

[overlapping Hudson] How- how tall how tall are you?

 

[00:46:30] – Hudson

I am [Nick: like seven feet ish?] [Laura: he is-] [Cameron: seven feet], yes seven feet.

 

[00:46:32] – Laura

He is two something metres so…

 

[00:46:35] – Nick

So it’s that awkward length where if you have your head all the way up to the top you’re like mid-calf down hangs off the back. So it’s not even enough that your knees can bend. Yeah. So you have a- a moment of quiet and you all realise that you don’t actually know much about each other.

 

[00:46:53] – Hudson

I know enough about everyone. Y’all go ahead.

 

[00:46:55] – Cameron

Can I make a perception check of the shed? [dice sounds]

 

[00:46:58] – Nick

Sure

 

[00:46:59] – Cameron

To try to see if there’s any recording equipment of any kind.

 

[00:47:02] – Nick

Sure you can.

 

[00:47:03] – Cameron

Like microphones? What would the difficulty be? [dice sounds]

 

[00:47:07] – Nick

You noticed that the shed is like really stripped down. So even with the nicer furnishings and everything the walls are bare concrete so it’s easy. [dice sounds]

 

[00:47:19] – Cameron

A success and two advantages.

 

[00:47:21] – Nick

Yeah so you do a quick sweep you don’t really find anything. The walls are pretty much bare there’s not really anywhere anyone would even be able to hide a bug. So you’re pretty sure this room is clear. So as people bed down for the evening and you have a nice moment of peace that’s where we’ll end it for this episode.

 

[00:47:40] – Nick

Episode 3- BADAAAAA

 

[00:47:42] – Multiple Speakers

DAAAAAAAAAAA

 

[00:47:45] – Cameron

Thanks for listening to Tabletop Squadron. If you enjoyed our show PLEASE CONSIDER logging in to iTunes and giving us 5star you Viser of views will help listeners to find the show.

 

[00:47:57]

Xianna’fan is played by Laura Penrod. She can be found on Twitter at Cheerio_buffet.

 

[00:48:03]

Tink is played by Hudson Jameson and he can be found on Twitter at HudsonJameson.

 

[00:48:08]

Karma Nailo is played by me, Cameron Robertson. You can find me on Twitter at MidnightMusic13.

 

[00:48:15]

Sabos Niks was played by Steven Schroeder. He does not exist on the internet.

 

 

[00:48:20]

Our game master is Nick Robertson and you can find him on Twitter at alias58.

 

[00:48:26]

 

Our intro song is Space Jam by Pablo Ribot. Additional music by James Gunter.

 

 

[00:48:32]

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[00:48:41]

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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

I’m 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

one black

 

[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

yes

 

[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

  1. 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

Ooookay

 

[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

ughh

 

[00:04:24] – Laura

but

 

[00:04:26] – Hudson

but, ehhgg

 

[00:04:26] – Nick

Tink likes it, it reminds him of home.

 

[00:04:28] – Hudson

Yes

 

[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

Yup.

 

[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

well-Okay.

 

[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

Yes

 

[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

Yup.

 

[00:05:31] – Cameron

Alright, good talk.

 

[00:05:32] – Steven

haha yup

 

[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

Yeah, so

 

[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.

 

[00:07:07]

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

  1. -uuh-

 

[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

yesss

 

[00:09:17] – Cameron

niceee

 

[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.

 

[00:09:33]

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

Yeah-

 

[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!

 

[00:10:11]

[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

Okay.

 

[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

Total wash.

 

[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

Yup, oop!

 

[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

Yes.

 

[00:12:41] – Cameron

Triumph.

 

[00:12:42] – Nick

Really?

 

[00:12:42] – Cameron

Hold on..

 

[00:12:43] – Steven

yup

 

[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

Recalculating

 

[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.

 

[00:13:50]

-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

Oh goodness!

 

[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

Thanks.

 

[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

Wonderful.

 

[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

Are we?

 

[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

Perfect.

 

[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

Sure

 

[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

Sure

 

[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

Four advantages.

 

[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

Okayyy

 

[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

Sure.

 

[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

good work

 

[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

four successes.

 

[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

Nice

 

[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

One

 

[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

oh, okay.

 

[00:19:32]

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

Yup.

 

[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

Okay

 

[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

-hmm- Ok

 

[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

Corellian whiskey.

 

[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

You mean…

 

[00:22:45] – Cameron

that left?

 

[00:22:47] – Laura

the ship?

 

[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

Oh nice.

 

[00:23:49] – Steven

How convenient. [dice sounds]

 

[00:23:51]

I’m really excited about how many of our- our characters are trained in perception in this game.

 

[00:23:56] – Hudson

One success

 

[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

the dampener

 

[00:24:44] – Steven

horizontal stabilizer

 

[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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

Okay you…

 

[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

ummmmmmm

 

[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

I Sabos-

 

[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

Yeah.

 

[00:28:02] – Cameron

Mm

 

[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

oh no.

 

[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

Okay so…

 

[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

-mmhhmm- Yeah

 

[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

Well I-

 

[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

-uh- Okay

 

[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

  1. 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

Yes

 

[00:30:54] – Nick

and towards-

 

[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

Two green.

 

[00:31:32] – Nick

Okay, so two purple [dice sounds]

 

[00:31:38] – Laura

an advantage?

 

[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

Yeah

 

[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

Oooh, oh.

 

[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

-uh- Sentinel

 

[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

Nooo.

 

[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?

 

[00:38:04]

No you don’t even have to roll, if [group chatter] you help someone they get a boost.

 

[00:38:07] – Laura

Difficulty?

 

[00:38:08]

To find a shady person in an imperial outpost?

 

[00:38:12] – Laura

Or just like-

 

[00:38:12] – Nick

average

 

[00:38:14] – Laura

yeah, okay.

 

[00:38:14] – Cameron

non-storm trooper

 

[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

Sure

 

[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

Cool

 

[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.

 

[00:40:37]

-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

Great. okay

 

[00:40:44] – Nick

Yeah.

 

[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

Zank you.

 

[00:41:26] – Nick

that’ll be six credits.

 

[00:41:30] – Laura

  1. Xianna is just like internally is like Damn, zat is expensive.

 

[00:41:37]

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

That’s streetwise

 

[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

Yeah.

 

[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

Two successes.

 

[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

Okay so-

 

[00:44:55] – Cameron

I’m scanning the room.

 

[00:44:57] – Nick

i

 

[00:45:00] – Steven

[overlapping Nick] I’ll go with starshine

 

[00:45:01] – Nick

Oh you’re getting starshine?

 

[00:45:02] – Steven

Yeah

 

[00:45:03] – Nick

That’s four credits but I need a resilience check from you. [group laughter]

 

[00:45:07] – Steven

Perfect

 

[00:45:10] – Cameron

Two greens.

 

[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

He does.

 

[00:45:28] – Nick

Okay so you’re gonna take four strain-

 

[00:45:32] – Steven

Sure

 

[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

Yeah well-

 

[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

Sure.

 

[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

yeah

 

[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

Wonderful.

 

[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

No shit.

 

[00:50:30] – Laura

I can see zat.

 

[00:50:31] – Steven

what

 

[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

[sings] baDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

 

[00:52:43] – Nick

Oh my gosh. [group laughter]

 

[00:52:44] – Hudson

-for the longest time. [group laughter]

 

[00:52:45] – Nick

oh nooo

 

[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.

 

[00:52:58]

Xianna’fan is played by Laura Penrod. She can be found on Twitter at Cheerio_buffet.

 

[00:53:05]

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.

Sabos Niks was played by Steven Schroeder. He does not exist on the internet.

Our game master is Nick Robertson and you can find him on Twitter at alias58.

 

Our intro song is Space Jam by Pablo Ribot. Additional music by James Gunter. Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at tabletop_squad. For real we’re real people and we want to talk to anyone who listens to the show. Reach out. See you next time.

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[00:00:00] – Intro Music

 

[00:00:19] – Nick

Hi everyone, welcome to Tabletop Squadron, a Star Wars Edge of the Empire actual play podcast. I’m Nick, your gamemaster. We made it everyone. Episode 1. This is always a great part of a campaign where players get to meet each other and figure out what their characters are. Thanks for coming along for the ride. Onto the episode.

 

[00:00:36] – Nick

Enjoy.

 

[00:00:45] – Nick

Hi everyone and welcome to Episode 1 of tabletop squadron. I am your host and gamemaster, Nick. Thanks for coming back. Previous episodes were all prologues. This is the first real one, we’ve got the whole party here, we’re all very excited. So we’ll go around the table, introduce everybody, talk about their character for just a second and we’ll get to it. Starting off with Cameron.

 

[00:01:06] – Cameron

Hello.

 

[00:01:07] – Nick

Hi how are you.?

 

[00:01:10] – Cameron

I’m doing well Nick, how are you?

 

[00:01:11] – Nick

I’m doing phenomenally. Thank you for asking. So who are you playing today?

 

[00:01:15] – Cameron

I am playing Karma Nailo, a Nautolan bounty hunter.

 

[00:01:19] – Nick

Ok cool. Sounds good. Moving on. Next we have Steven.

 

[00:01:24] – Steven

Hi I’m Steven.

 

[00:01:25] – Nick

Hi Steven. And who are you playing?

 

[00:01:27] – Steven

I am playing Sabos, a Togruta fringer.

 

[00:01:31]

Great. Awesome. Thank you. Glad to have you here on the show. This is awesome-

 

[00:01:34] – Steven

really?

 

[00:01:35] – Nick

Yes I’m super happy to have you here.

 

[00:01:37] – Steven

Yay.

 

[00:01:37] – Nick

And Hudson

 

[00:01:38] – Hudson

are you happy to have me here?

 

[00:01:39] – Nick

No.

 

[00:01:40] – Hudson

  1. Well my name is Hudson and I’m playing Tink who is a Gigoran slicer. I look very pretty in my white fur. you can visit our website tabletopsquadron.com to see my image. I will do autographs later.

 

[00:01:56] – Nick

Nice! tabletop squadron dot com. And next up we have Laura.

 

[00:02:01] – Laura

Hello.

 

[00:02:02] – Nick

Hi how are you?

 

[00:02:04] – Laura

I’m good. I was waiting for you to ask.

 

[00:02:06] – Nick

I could tell. And who are you playing today?

 

[00:02:10] – Laura

I will be playing Xianna’fan, a Twi’lek smuggler.

 

[00:02:13] – Nick

Great. So when we last left off everybody ended up in a mysterious wood paneled room and we didn’t get a lot of action from there because we were recording them one at a time. So we’re going to start there. But before we get started let’s do the Destiny Roll. So everybody rolls one of those white die. They have dark side and light side on them.

 

[00:02:31] – Hudson

Cameron go first.

 

[00:02:32] – Nick

You don’t have to do it all at the same time

 

[00:02:34] – Cameron

One dark side.

 

[00:02:38] – Laura

One dark side

 

[00:02:38] – Hudson

Steven-

 

[00:02:40] – Steven

Two Light Side.

 

[00:02:41] – Hudson

Alright, Steven’s my new friend. Bestest friend. I’m gonna go: two white side.

 

[00:02:46] – Multiple Speakers

light side!

 

[00:02:47] – Hudson

light side, whatever.

 

[00:02:49] – Nick

OK so the total you guys have four light side and two Dark Side. So remember you can flip those to make interesting story things happen or to boost dice. And I can flip the dark side over to light side in exchange for making bad things happen or boosting dice for my NPCs or bad guys who are not always the same thing.

 

[00:03:10] – Nick

Sometimes they’re not bad guys. You guys ready to go.?

 

[00:03:14] – Multiple Speakers

Yep yes yeess.

 

[00:03:15] – Nick

Oh boy.

 

[00:03:16] – Steven

[whispered] Yeah.

 

[00:03:17] – Nick

We’ll start with the camera on the interior of the room. It’s warm and wood paneled, it has high ceilings and smooth floors. There is a wooden boardroom table in the center and sitting on it there is a small ice bucket and a crystal decanter full of Corellian whiskey and the camera just does a slow sweep of the room, getting you a solid view. It’s otherwise -uh- not particularly ornate. The room itself is pretty utilitarian but the boardroom table and the wooden chairs that are there- the wooden chairs have leather pads on them. They’re very nice. And that part of the set up is very comfortable and sitting in one of those leather chairs we have a Nautolan woman who is green and has head tentacles and is dripping wet.

 

[00:04:05] – Cameron

Yup- So I’m sitting in one of the chairs at the far side of the table from the door, facing the door and slowly running my fingers through my -uh- tentacles as I’m drying them off. And whenever I move I squeak slightly in the leather chair.

 

[00:04:24] – Nick

Great.

 

[00:04:24] – Cameron

And I’m sitting here by myself.

 

[00:04:26] – Nick

and you’re sitting here by yourself. You have about ten minutes to wait while-

 

[00:04:32] – Cameron

I start inspecting my fingernails cleaning the river muck out of them.

 

[00:04:38] – Nick

-mmhhmm- And -uh- about 10 minutes later the door slides open again and a Togrutan man is shown in by a protocol droid and he walks into the room and you see a Nautolan sitting there wringing out her head tentacles.

 

[00:04:54] – Steven

Nautolan

 

[00:04:56] – Cameron

Togrutan?

 

[00:04:56] – Steven

I go by Sabos.

 

[00:05:00] – Cameron

whh- I do not go by Nautolan. [laughing] Karma. [Steven hrrmps] Lovely to meet you.

 

[00:05:07] – Steven

Is that whiskey? I go take whiskey and sit down.

 

[00:05:09] – Cameron

[overlapping Steven] probably.

 

[00:05:11] – Nick

Okay so you sit down, you have a glass of whiskey and within… probably a minute, like, you don’t even have time to feel the silence get awkward. The door whooshes open again and a purple Twi’lek is led in.

 

[00:05:27] – Laura

Where did you get ze alcohol?

 

[00:05:29] – Steven

right here on the table.

 

[00:05:32] – Laura

Zank you. [Steven mmhhmms] And I immediately go for a very large glass and drink most of it right away.

 

[00:05:41] – Laura

[group laughter] And then top it off again and sit down

 

[00:05:44] – Nick

so the Twi’lek and the Togruta are sitting on one side the Nautolan is sitting on another. And you all have a few minutes of quiet while you enjoy what actually you realize is a very nice whisky. It tastes expensive.

 

[00:06:01] – Cameron

I am not drinking.

 

[00:06:03] – Nick

You’ve had enough.

 

[00:06:04] – Cameron

I’ve had had enough for today. Yeah. [Nick says ok] I’m doin’ alright.

 

[00:06:06] – Laura

Sooo did you two also have to deliver a little box.

 

[00:06:11] – Cameron

No I delivered a Selonian, actually

 

[00:06:13] – Laura

That sounds much easier.

 

[00:06:16] – Cameron

ehh- he’s quite happy.

 

[00:06:18] – Laura

Ze box was in a very weird place.

 

[00:06:21] – Steven

Mine got a little bit complicated as well.

 

[00:06:25] – Laura

Mmm- you kill someone? Zat’s what complicated usually means.

 

[00:06:28] – Steven

I busted some people out of a place that they probably should have been

 

[00:06:32] – Laura

should or should not ‘ave?

 

[00:06:33] -Steven

 Depends on who you ask.

 

[00:06:35] – Laura

  1. OK.

 

[00:06:36] – Cameron

Hi I’m Karma.

 

[00:06:38] – Laura

Are we using real names or what?

 

[00:06:41] – Cameron

I’m using my real name.

 

[00:06:43] -Steven

the Nautolan insist she go by her real name.

 

[00:06:46] – Laura

why are you…

 

[00:06:47] -Cameron

I don’t go by “the Nautolan”.

 

[00:06:47] – Laura

Is ‘e racist? Is ‘e xenophobic?

 

[00:06:51] – Cameron

So he walked in the room the very first thing he said was “Nautolan”

 

[00:06:54] – Laura

Usually it is ze ‘umans who are xenophobic but you know- you do you

 

[00:07:00] – Steven

Togruta can be an isolated people.

 

[00:07:02] – Cameron

[whispers] see? That seems kind of xenophobic too.

 

[00:07:05] – Laura

Also why do you say it in ze singular?  Just “Togruta” it’s not a planet, you are people you say Togrutan.

 

[00:07:12] – Steven

You say tomato.

 

[00:07:15] – Laura

I do not say tomato. [group laughter] I do not like tomatoes.

 

[00:07:20] – Laura

Zey are gross.

 

[00:07:20] – Cameron

karma leans back in her chair just watching the conversation.

 

[00:07:24] – Steven

Do you like human food karma? [Laura: No] I see you’re uncomfortable by the tomatoes. [Laura overlapping Steven: Tomatoes are not ze only ‘uman food]

 

[00:07:30] – Cameron

Human Food?!

 

[00:07:30] – Laura

‘uman food is more than just tomatoes. There are many more zings.

 

[00:07:35] – Laura

Where ‘ave you been?

 

[00:07:39] – Steven

uhh- the Togruta homeworld.

 

[00:07:40] – Laura

Do they only h’ave tomatoes? wait no- you zink tomatoes are human food.

 

[00:07:44] – Steven

Yes.

 

[00:07:45] – Laura

What kind of food do they even ‘ave there? Do you not have like bread ?

 

[00:07:49] – Steven

things very good for head tails. [group laughter]

 

[00:07:52]

You realise zat like we all have some form of ‘ead tails.

 

[00:07:56] – Steven

Ours are superior.

 

[00:07:58] – Laura

Can you use zem to talk to your other people? Can you communicate with other Togrtuans with your head tails?

 

[00:08:03] – Steven

Mine hang down.

 

[00:08:05] – Laura

So do mine. and ‘ers. Zey all do. You are ze only one with two little weird pointy ones .

 

[00:08:12] – Laura

Do you ‘ear out of them?

 

[00:08:15] – Steven

They’re not little. [group laughter]

 

[00:08:17] -Laura

I mean compared to ze length of mine they are.

 

[00:08:21] – Steven

I’m one of the few Togruta with four headtails.

 

[00:08:23] – Laura

so do you ‘ear out of zem?

 

[00:08:28] – Laura

Can you use zem to communicate? Are zey just zere to compensate for something?

 

[00:08:33] – Steven

Yes yes. No. No.

 

[00:08:35] – Laura

Got it. Got it.

 

[00:08:36] – Steven

I say while sipping my whiskey.

 

[00:08:37] – Nick

as- as he takes a sip of whiskey and gathers himself, you do notice that Sabos actually does have an extra headtail. He has four. It’s very interesting.

 

[00:08:49] – Cameron

I don’t think I know that-that’s unusual.

 

[00:08:53] – Laura

Yeah I don’t think I find that- I might know that- Xianna would know that. But she doesn’t really care. So she’s been with guys with four head tails and… you know. or 3 and 4 who knows.

 

[00:09:08] – Nick

So Sabos -uh- hides in his drink for a second and there’s a long silence. As you all gather yourselves from this interaction and there’s the quiet clink of ice settling in the ice bucket and the door swooshes open one more time and you all see a very large white furred creature come striding into the room

 

[00:09:33] – Laura

allo!

 

[00:09:33] – Hudson

I furrow my brow and look at Xianna.

 

[00:09:35] -Hudson

And don’t say anything really. Look around the room that everyone else. Specifically I stop at Sabos and just kind of say “awkward” under my breath [group laughter] I walk over, take the decanter and pour myself some whiskey. I go ahead and sit down still just kind of looking. I don’t really trust anybody in here.

 

[00:09:54] -Hudson

Not going to really say anything yet

 

[00:09:55] – Nick

so Tink comes and joins the table and sits in the last empty chair and you have a few moments of silence before a blue holographic projection appears on the table. It is of a man from the chest up. He’s older with what looks like white hair and streaks of grey that falls to mid neck swept back over his head. He has a white goatee and his face is lined with smile lines. The hologram points in four directions at once so it feels to each of you like he is looking directly at you. He nods pleasantly and speaks. His voice doesn’t come out of the hologram projector hidden in the table but instead out of multiple speakers in the walls making him sound large and all around you. “Thank you all for joining me“. Xianna: You recognize this voice as the voice from your earpiece.

 

[00:10:41] – Laura

Oh- allo!

 

[00:10:42] – Nick

I’m happy to see you all’ve arrived and accomplished your goals. Karma your bounty was captured quickly and easily, as expected. Xianna, You showed agility and improvisation. Rallltinkraatakat, your ability to gather information infiltrate a combat zone and slice through defense systems was impressive and Councilman Sako you were able to… wait- you’re not councilma Sako. Who are you?

 

[00:11:10] – Steven

-uh- Slight miscommunication. I’m Sabos not Sako. -uh- It’s the same thing.

 

[00:11:18] -Nick

Well it’s clearly not as I was trying to get a Corellian district leader, someone who’s good at talking here.

 

[00:11:26] – Steven

I’m pretty good at talking over on Osiron and I think that might serve your purposes well. After all Sabos-Sako is alive isn’t he?

 

[00:11:33] – Nick

Well. You passed the test. Whoever you are and we’re short on time so you’ll have to do. The rest of you: If this Sabos does anything suspicious kill him.

 

[00:11:43] – Hudson

Got it.

 

[00:11:44] – Cameron

What?

 

[00:11:46] – Steven

Nothing suspicious at all about a Togruta.

 

[00:11:49] – Laura

You are a bounty ‘hunter. Do you not, you know, you kill?

 

[00:11:53] – Cameron

Normally they’re worth more if they’re alive. She looks at Sabos appraisingly.

 

[00:11:58] – Laura

I mean I killed a person zis morning, soo

 

[00:12:00] – Cameron

Dang.

 

[00:12:02] – Laura

Don’t worry. ‘e was a pervert.

 

[00:12:05] – Cameron

Okay that’s

 

[00:12:05] – Laura

and a drug dealer.

 

[00:12:05] – Hudson

killing doesn’t solve everything.

 

[00:12:08] – Steven

Sometimes you just gotta bust them out.

 

[00:12:10] – Nick

Tink has a faraway haunted look in his eyes as he says that.

 

[00:12:16] – Nick

“I know you were all wondering why I called you here“. The hologram looks a little concerned at that exchange. I have a delivery I need made a delivery that the empire would rather not be made. Before you can do that, however, I need you to pick it up. I’ll be giving you some cargo for an exchange as well as some credits to buy the next leg of the journey.

 

[00:12:35] – Laura

What is ze cargo?

 

[00:12:38] – Nick

It’s not particularly important. It’ll be in a crate about 2 metres long and a metre wide.

 

[00:12:45] – Laura

It is not a person, is it?

 

[00:12:45] – Nick

No it is not.

 

[00:12:48] – Laura

I do not do zat.

 

[00:12:50] – Cameron

I do

 

[00:12:52] – Nick

That’s why you’re on the mission

 

[00:12:54] – Cameron

-because it’s a person?

 

[00:12:56] – Nick

No because you have that particular set of skills.

 

[00:12:58] – Cameron

oh okay

 

[00:12:59] – Laura

I assumed if you are moving someone in a box as cargo it is usually more of a slavery zing zan a bounty zing

 

[00:13:05] – Cameron

or a dead thing.

 

[00:13:05] – Laura

 I will do a bounty zing. no slavery.

 

[00:13:07] – Laura

hhmm..no.

 

[00:13:08] – Hudson

Can we play 20 questions to figure out what’s in the box.

 

[00:13:12] – Nick

Sure.

 

[00:13:13] – Multiple Speakers

[overlapping, indecipherable speak]

 

[00:13:15] – Laura

You could just tell us. We will probably end up looking in ze box anyway so..

 

[00:13:19] – Nick

well.

 

[00:13:20] – Nick

So the box is mostly packing materials. I’m not sure if it’s in that box I just assume it will be from who I dealt with in the past. It’s a artifact of sorts. And I need it for something else and I need someone to bring it to someone else. And that is why you are all here.

 

[00:13:35] – Cameron

This is the most specific job I’ve ever received.

 

[00:13:38] – Nick

Well I mean it’s smuggling right. Like I don’t have to tell you everything. I just need this box moved somewhere else. It is not a person.

 

[00:13:45] – Cameron

It’s why I’m not a smuggler-

 

[00:13:46] – Steven

Is this a smuggling operation? This isn’t just a transport op.

 

[00:13:50] – Nick

Well yes because the empire does not want it delivered

 

[00:13:54] – Laura

but ‘ow illegal is it? like pay someone to look ze other way or zat’s just straight up we are going to jail for a very long time if it is caught?

 

[00:14:06] – Nick

The hologram looks consideratefor a second and says well there are no specific laws banning this particular piece of technology. So no one is looking out for it but if you run into anyone who knows what it is it will probably not go well. So I would not advertise what you’re carrying

 

[00:14:30] – Steven

What sort of people might know what this is? Who should we stay away from?

 

[00:14:34] – Nick

 Anyone with a Ph.D.. I would avoid.

 

[00:14:38] – Laura

  1. So stormtroopers are fine.

 

[00:14:40] – Nick

[Cameron laughing] Yeah. Storm troopers will not be interested in this particular thing.

 

[00:14:44] – Hudson

How long do we have?

 

[00:14:46] – Nick

the trip should take about a day to get there and then the next leg of the trip should take you less than a couple of weeks. I would prefer you not take any side adventures.

 

[00:14:56] – Hudson

Most important question what do we get for this?

 

[00:15:00] – Nick

Money. A lot of money.

 

[00:15:04] – Steven

Credits or human money?

 

[00:15:06] – Cameron

So what do you consider a lot of money? Because when I took up this bounty originally it was 4000 credits and then when I actually delivered alive and very quickly and you know efficiently as you mentioned it was only worth 750 credits so… exactly what number are we working towards?

 

[00:15:24] – Nick

Forty thousand credits.

 

[00:15:25] – Laura

per person or total?

 

[00:15:28] – Nick

Total. You’ll have to split it.

 

[00:15:29] – Steven

You’ve got 4000 credits? All I got was-

 

[00:15:32] – Cameron

 No that’s what it was. That’s what I was just saying.

 

[00:15:36] – Steven

oh- I didn’t even get offered that all I got was the job on this crew.

 

[00:15:40] – Cameron

Well apparently you weren’t supposed to be here. So..

 

[00:15:42] – Laura

Well, I was promised [Steven: well here I ammm] a lot of money, so.

 

[00:15:46] – Nick

For the record, side note, forty thousand credits is a shit ton of money.

 

[00:15:48] – Steven

It sounds like a lot of money.

 

[00:15:49] – Nick

That’s like most of a ship. So it’s pretty good. Yeah. He looks like he leans back in his seat because the hologram shifts angles a little bit he says “so now that we have that out of the way the most important thing would be-” And then there’s a loud bang that shakes the room and you hear the building rattle and some dust comes down from the ceiling. The hologram looks up. “Well I guess we won’t have time for the cargo and the credits. It appears we have unwanted visitors. I suggest that you’d leave immediately“. There is another bang and the door that you entered through slides open at the end of the hall from the entrance of the building you see a squad of six storm troopers in black armor moving quickly down the hallway covering each other. There was a rumbling noise and all of the doors on either side of the hallway shoot down through the floor like elevators leaving a view of empty rooms behind. Like… the side rooms have all jettisoned. The trooper snapped to look at the doorways and then back to your group in the room. One storm trooper has a data pad hooked to a panel on the wall. The storm trooper presses a button and all the lights flicker off. A door behind you slides open. Out of the walls of the room the voice of your contacts says “three blocks north. There’s a pleasure yacht on a landing pad. It’s my personal ship. Get there. Get into orbit and head to Unroola Dawn“.

 

[00:17:06] -Nick

You need to speak with -static-. He’s the man in charge. -Static-

 

[00:17:12] – Laura

You are breaking up

 

[00:17:12] – Nick

Outpost four -static static- and you hear the word Sentinel and then it goes dead. The troopers begin shooting through the door -pew pew pew- and -uh- as the other room opens up you can see there is a dark hallway that leads outside.

 

[00:17:29] – Cameron

When the troopers start shooting I drop so I’m underneath the table and take my heavy blaster off my back.

 

[00:17:36] – Nick

Okay so you take cover. Is anybody else doing anything?

 

[00:17:39] – Hudson

I grab my vibro-axe and like kind of crouch which makes me about average height of everyone else. [group laughter]

 

[00:17:46] – Nick

Ok

 

[00:17:46] – Laura

I wave a little bit at the Stormtroopers and then hide under the table and pull my gun out.

 

[00:17:52] – Steven

Yeah I just stand still and just stay sitting.

 

[00:17:56] – Laura

You were sitting

 

[00:17:56] – Steven

I sit- I sit.

 

[00:17:57] – Nick

You have another sip of whiskey?

 

[00:17:58] – Steven

I do.

 

[00:17:59] – Nick

  1. So these are not storm troopers that you have seen before and they’re not the ones that would be on patrols. They look pretty scary and there’s at least six of them. Are you going to shoot at them or are you going to run?

 

[00:18:13] – Cameron

I’m gonna start. Now that I’m crouched. I’m backing towards the door behind us.-

 

[00:18:16] – Nick

OK.

 

[00:18:17] – Cameron

-that opened.

 

[00:18:18] – Laura

How close am I to the whiskey bottle?

 

[00:18:20] – Nick

You could probably reach up above the table and have it.

 

[00:18:22] – Laura

I’m going out have reach up above my head pull it back down [Steven: HEY] is there a stopper in it?

 

[00:18:27] – Nick

It’s a decanter Yeah.

 

[00:18:28] – Laura

Yeah. So I’m just gonna like kind of like put it in my coat a little bit and then start making my way to the back door.

 

[00:18:33] – Hudson

I -uh- yell Are we being detained? [group laughter]

 

[00:18:39] – Nick

You- you just hear like radio chatter coming from the room it’s indistinct from the hallway and some blaster fire starts heading towards you.

 

[00:18:48] – Laura

I would say zat is a yes!

 

[00:18:50] – Steven

I looked visibly disappointed that the whiskey bottle left the table.

 

[00:18:56] – Nick

Umm, yeah. So are you all leaving or are you going to fight these guys? Sounds like two [Laura: well I’m leaving] people are leaving.

 

[00:19:01] – Cameron

I’m- I’m backing away so I can still provide cover fire…

 

[00:19:04] – Hudson

I start backing away [Cameron: if necessary] to follow everyone else.

 

[00:19:07] – Nick

okay

 

[00:19:07] – Laura

I’ll go first.

 

[00:19:08] – Nick

Do you want to roll me a shooting check [Cameron: a shooting check?] to see how well you can lay down covering fire?

 

[00:19:14] – Cameron

Sure.

 

[00:19:14]

If you do well enough they won’t start shooting at you as well because-

 

[00:19:17] – Cameron

What’s the difficulty?

 

[00:19:18] – Nick

The difficulty would be hard because it’s dark and you don’t have targets and they’re kind of far away.

 

[00:19:27]

Okay. I’m sure this will be fine. Nope! -uh- a failure but two advantages.

 

[00:19:36] – Nick

So what would you like your advantages to be?

 

[00:19:39] – Cameron

Okay so can my advantages be that- so I’m shooting over the table and stuff. I want to shoot the panel next to the door and have the door closed.

 

[00:19:49] – Nick

Sure, why not? We’ll make that happen. So you don’t hit anyone you don’t lay down covering fire but the doors shut and you hear blaster fire hammer into the panel so you have a brief moment of respite while you’re-

 

[00:20:01] – Cameron

Then I turn and run.

 

[00:20:03] – Nick

Okay. You just book it.

 

[00:20:05] – Cameron

Down the hallway yeah.

 

[00:20:05] – Nick

Okay.

 

[00:20:06] – Laura

I was already booking it.

 

[00:20:07] – Nick

You’re already gone so Xianna’s just took off down the hallway. The door is shut. What about Tink? And…

 

[00:20:14] – Hudson

Yeah I run- I run behind Xianna.

 

[00:20:16] – Steven

I’m going to use the opportunity to get the hell out too.

 

[00:20:18] – Nick

Okay so you’re all booking it down this hallway, you go down the hallway there’s nothing there it’s very dim. There’s like 1 emergency red light hanging from the ceiling and you get to the end of the hall and a door slides open and you are on a street back behind the building. Now remember this was a like small brick-like building with two very large spires on either side that are hundreds of feet tall and this building looks more like a utility closet than anything else honestly. And so you’re on a street. There is no foot traffic and you actually see on either end of the street. There are some militarized speeders parked and you can see Cor-sec people standing there but they’re not really looking around. They mostly look put out and you can see a couple of different squads of storm troopers doing like a area sweep coming towards the building. They have not seen you yet though because you are all in the doorway.

 

[00:21:09] – Cameron

uh-oh

 

[00:21:10] – Laura

Does it look like there’s any small doors that we could run to, ladders, anything like that?

 

[00:21:17] – Nick

Hmm… yes. There are some fire escapes in this part of the town because there’s a lot of low buildings in between all the big spires and the big spires have to be far apart because there are about a quarter of a mile wide at the base. So there’s some fire escapes there’s some alleyways. There are doors but most of the ones that are open are businesses or parts of these giant spires they don’t look like an easy way to go through.

 

[00:21:39] – Laura

Can I roll a streetwise check to see which alleyway would be the best to go down?

 

[00:21:44] – Nick

You absolutely can, using dice.

 

[00:21:47] – Laura

What would be the difficulty?

 

[00:21:49] – Nick

For an alleyway: average.  [Dice sounds]

 

[00:21:57] – Laura

and a success and an advantage.

 

[00:22:00] – Nick

You can tell that the closest couple of alleys are probably dead ends but if you make it a block down the street you could find a way into a network of alleys that would lead you pretty far. You’re pretty familiar with this part of town because you’ve been casing the city of Coronet for quite some time.

 

[00:22:14] – Laura

Indeed.

 

[00:22:15]

So you want to tell people that?

 

[00:22:18] – Laura

Zere is an alleyway over zere that we could go down. It’s pretty complicated. So if they do follow us it would be pretty hard to know. We could easily lose zem.

 

[00:22:30] – Cameron

hmokay. You blend in don’t you big guy?

 

[00:22:31] – Hudson

Ehh I’ve been told so. I mean-

 

[00:22:35] – Cameron

It is snowy outside right? It is very cold-

 

[00:22:37] – Nick

It is cold, not snowing.

 

[00:22:38] – Cameron

Dang

 

[00:22:39] – Hudson

I mean I’m not the tallest creature I’ve ever seen, so

 

[00:22:41] – Laura

Could it be-

 

[00:22:42] – Multiple Speakers

Could it be snowing?

 

[00:22:43] – Nick

You can flip a lightside point.

 

[00:22:45] – Laura

It is snowing

 

[00:22:46] – Nick

Since you’ve been-

 

[00:22:47] – Cameron

Tink blends in.

 

[00:22:47] – Nick

Since you’ve gone inside it has started snowing and there is a light dusting on the ground. And there are flurries and motes in the air that would make it harder to see Tink and honestly harder for you to see them. And for them to see you.

 

[00:23:02] – Laura

I put my scanner goggles on.

 

[00:23:04]

  1. So you see that there is at least three squads of six just at a glance. They’re all wearing that black shiny stormtrooper armor which you have never seen before. That is…

 

[00:23:15] – Laura

That is not good.

 

[00:23:17] – Nick

Yeah it’s not good. So you know what alley you are aiming for. Can I get stealth checks from everyone with two blue die because you are in the snow now.

 

[00:23:28] – Laura

Cool

 

[00:23:29] – Cameron

‘kay

 

[00:23:29] – Steven

So assuming one does not have stealth [Cameron laughing]

 

[00:23:33] – Cameron

He’d just make an agility roll-

 

[00:23:34] – Nick

It’d just be your agility. Yeah.

 

[00:23:36] – Cameron

So it’d be two greens for you.

 

[00:23:38] – Nick

It’s not like Deadlands where you lose a whole bunch of points for not having

 

[00:23:41] – Cameron

What is the difficulty?

 

[00:23:41] – Nick

mmm- hard. They have the equipment I forgot.

 

[00:23:48]

[dice sounds]

 

[00:23:48] – Laura

So two to three successes [group laughter] and two threats.

 

[00:23:52] – Nick

  1. I’ve got the threats don’t worry about it too much.

 

[00:23:56] – Cameron

All right [dice sounds] that’s a lot of die. Three successes, an advantage, and a triumph.

 

[00:24:02] – Nick

Wow. Anything particular you want the triumph to be? The triumph could be that a taxi parks right in front of your alley and you can just climb in. You know that sounds great. Yeah. So no more stealth needed.

 

[00:24:14] – Cameron

Let’s do that.

 

[00:24:14] – Nick

Yeah and the snow covers you enough that everybody is able to slip into the taxi and the person in the taxi is actually Seelie Mox who some of you all may remember from your adventures. That’s the scrawny blond guy who is Sabos’s getaway driver and the informant for TinK and he’s behind the wheel and he looks back at you. He throws his arm over the back seat. And he says “well it looked like there was something weird going on. We haven’t seen dropships on Coronet in a long time and something told me that Tink was going to be involved. Whenever he asked a lot of questions and then things start showing up in the morgue, I get nervous. The good news is I knew exactly where to find you”.

 

[00:24:55] – Hudson

Good instincts Seelie. Thank you friend.

 

[00:24:57] – Nick

You’re welcome! Where are y’all headed?

 

[00:25:01] – Cameron

I whisper to Xianna “seems like kind of a dangerous person to be around.”

 

[00:25:05] – Laura

I mean- but zen again I also killed someone zis morning and stole ‘is drugs so I feel like I’m pretty on par soo.

 

[00:25:14] – Cameron

Good company

 

[00:25:15] – Hudson

I can hear you whispering. [Cameron laughing] I tell- I say I can hear you whispering he is trustworthy.

 

[00:25:22] – Laura

What was the address or place we were supposed to go to?

 

[00:25:25] – Steven

Three blocks

 

[00:25:27] – Nick

He said three blocks north.

 

[00:25:28] – Steven

About two blocks more?

 

[00:25:29] – Laura

Yeah how ever that translates if it’s two more blocks or three more blocks north.

 

[00:25:34] – Nick

So you tell them that you’re headed north and that you’re looking for some sort of landing pad because you’re looking for a ship and he goes “huh. Okay. Let’s do this thing”. And he throws it into whatever the speeder equivalent is going straight into third gear and goose’s it and goes like barrel rolling over one of the buildings and takes off and you hear- these are some of your threats kicking in- you hear the storm troopers even from this distance like some of them have a loudspeaker like shoulder pad things on and you hear them go “hey” and then the speeder is gone. In the snow flurries behind you you see flashes of red light and the speaker takes off. Whoosh. The taxi with Seelie Mox goes through a lot of like unnecessary aerial acrobatics and in between alleyways sideways and you get there very quick, go past the landing strip, loop around for a while and then come back and he drops you off and he says “well good luck I guess- I guess this is the place. There’s no other landing pads around here.” So

 

[00:26:37] – Cameron

Thanks

 

[00:26:38] – Hudson

I pay him.

 

[00:26:39] – Nick

Yeah.

 

[00:26:40] – Cameron

Do you tip him?

 

[00:26:41] – Hudson

Absolutely.

 

[00:26:42] – Nick

  1. So you hand him what?

 

[00:26:44] – Hudson

Like what was the- what’s the  fare?

 

[00:26:46] – Nick

Uhh 40 credits and a favor will be fine.

 

[00:26:50] – Hudson

All right. I don’t tip then. [Laura laughing]

 

[00:26:52] – Nick

  1. So he charges you a lot but he saved your life so you know. And he goes speeding off and does a barrel roll and just keeps going. It’s basically a Honda Civic, but a speeder. Like it’s not impressive a speeder-

 

[00:27:09] – Hudson

and flying it like the Millennium Falcon.

 

[00:27:11] – Nick

Yeah pretty much like he drives it like he stole it all the time and then he goes around a corner and you hear that like stereotypical car crash in rolling hubcap noise. And then he keeps going. So you are sitting in a landing strip in a clearing between buildings. It’s basically… imagine a like a basketball court in a city where it’s just a concrete area just raised up a little bit and there is a ship sitting there.

 

[00:27:37] – Nick

So it is a star wind pleasure yacht. A little bit of background: the star wind class pleasure yacht was originally Kuat Drive Yards attempt to create a competitor for Corellian Engineering Corporation’s YT series. However before the project even launched KDY changed their mind and repackaged the ship as a luxury yacht. Any of you pilots or ship enthusiasts?

 

[00:27:59] – Steven

I am indeed a pilot.

 

[00:28:00] – Cameron

I

 

[00:28:01] – Hudson

I’m a-

 

[00:28:02] – Laura

No

 

[00:28:02] – Hudson

I’m a planetary pilot.

 

[00:28:04] – Cameron

I used to have a ship.

 

[00:28:05] – Nick

Yeah. OK so none of y’all are like really big into this but what-

 

[00:28:10] – Steven

Oh it’s what I do.

 

[00:28:12] – Nick

What?

 

[00:28:12] – Steven

Pilot.

 

[00:28:13] – Nick

Pilot?

 

[00:28:14] – Steven

I am a fringer and explore things.

 

[00:28:16] – Laura

Well do you have piloting?

 

[00:28:16] – Steven

I do [Cameron: He does actually] I have both piloting in planetary and space.

 

[00:28:20] – Nick

Okay so you’re a pilot. So this ship. It’s kind of like a… like flying saucer looking ship with a turret above and below and it has two little fins sticking off of the sides that are storage. And then there’s a little cockpit that sticks out in the front. It’s not particularly pretty. It doesn’t fly particularly well but it can hold a bunch of stuff and is also very comfortable.

 

[00:28:44] – Steven

Perfect.

 

[00:28:45] – Nick

Have you ever been in a pleasure yacht? A Starwind pleasure yacht?

 

[00:28:49] – Steven

I think you might have seen one or two on Osiron but I try to stay away from there so-

 

[00:28:53] – Cameron

Those are the pesky tourists.

 

[00:28:55] – Steven

Yeah.

 

[00:28:56] – Nick

OK so then you would know that the trident shaped star ship has two sides sections mounted along each side of the ship’s main hole. One side contains a pretty good sized cargo hold and the other side contains the crew quarters so it’s like a bunk house thing. And then in the middle this is the reason you all have this ship. It has the bridge, the guest quarters, the state room, the lounge, the galley, the conference room, the holo-theatre, and even a zero-g relaxation table.

 

[00:29:22] – Hudson

No bowling alley?

 

[00:29:22] – Cameron

No movie theatre?

 

[00:29:23] – Nick

No bowling alley no. There’s a holo-theater [Cameron: mmkay] that’s literally a movie theater.

 

[00:29:28] – Laura

That is- yeah… a movie theater.

 

[00:29:30] – Nick

So it’s very nice and it has a thorough catalog of amenities and pretty good cargo holding. The thing is these are pretty rare. They don’t have a lot of drawbacks but the thing is because it’s a freighter and like a yacht at the same time it’s basically as expensive as if you bought one of each.

 

[00:29:47] – Nick

So you don’t see a lot of them around because most people if they want a freighter will buy a freighter if they want a nice yacht they’ll buy a nice yacht. There isn’t a lot of mix together with that. So you’ve seen them, you know sometimes people use them as like command centers if they’re a big corporation or something but there’s- there’s not a lot of them.

 

[00:30:02] – Nick

And this ship is called the…

 

[00:30:05] – Hudson

Pretty in Pink

 

[00:30:08] – Multiple Speakers

[giggles] nooo.

 

[00:30:10] – Steven

That’s unfortunate

 

[00:30:10] – Nick

So.

 

[00:30:10] – Laura

The Executor.

 

[00:30:12] – Nick

No you can’t name it after Darth Vader-

 

[00:30:15] – Laura

The Dreadnaught.

 

[00:30:16] – Cameron

The Enterprise

 

[00:30:17] – Nick

The Rose Tico.

 

[00:30:18] – Hudson

Just call it My Pleasure. [collective ewws] Yeah Let’s all cringe real quick.

 

[00:30:24] – Hudson

Afternoon Delight?

 

[00:30:27] – Laura

Can we name in the Afternoon Delight?

 

[00:30:29] – Cameron

it’s a pleasure.

 

[00:30:30] – Laura

It is a pleasure yaht.

 

[00:30:32] – Laura

If there’s not a button on it that shoots out fireworks yelling “it’s my birthday” I’m going to be disappointed.

 

[00:30:37] – Nick

  1. It’s the afternoon delight. It’s stenciled on the side. You can see that it was probably called something else before and that’s been like lasered off and painted over. You can’t make out what it is. So the ramp drops and you were able to get up and into ship very easily it’s very spacious. There’s a lot of like synthetic white marble looking stuff like really nice laminate that’s patterned to look like white marble or plasteel that’s very polished and nice. There’s a lot of red velvet more than you would expect to see. There’s a lot of like gold piping. It’s very like- think of the decoration scheme as like expensive yet very tacky movie theater. And that’s what the interior of this thing looks like.

 

[00:31:20] – Laura

No that’s exactly what I’m expecting.

 

[00:31:22] – Nick

Yeah.

 

[00:31:22] – Hudson

Tink loves it. Rubs his hand across some of the velvet.

 

[00:31:26] – Laura

Like, is there a waterbed?

 

[00:31:28] – Nick

Yeah

 

[00:31:28] – Laura

I’m expecting a waterbed.

 

[00:31:29] – Nick

All of mattresses are waterbeds.

 

[00:31:31] – Laura

Nice.

 

[00:31:31] – Hudson

And you hit a switch and they like come out of the- out of the wall-

 

[00:31:35] – Laura

and rotate. Cause they’re circular waterbeds, right? [Steven and Hudson repeating words as they’re said]

 

[00:31:39] – Nick

So the main crew quarters has several cabins. One of those has a rotating water bed and then there’s a couple of cabins in the main hall and those have different beds setups than the rest of them and the rest are all like, they would be bunk rooms like a normal ship that makes kind of sense. It would be bunk beds stuck into the walls that could see 15 people. Instead it’s like two queens per cabin. They can sleep a lot of people. I think it’s like 12 or something like that.

 

[00:32:05] – Hudson

For parties.

 

[00:32:07] – Nick

[pages flipping] Lemme see

 

[00:32:07]

For all of our friends we collected on our adventures.

 

[00:32:09] – Laura

Yeah Xianna would immediately be like I call a room with ze waterbed. I want one of zose, in case we sleep ‘ere, I want a waterbed.

 

[00:32:16] – Nick

So it can take a pilot [Laura: it seems fun] and co-pilot an engineer and two gunners to fly it. You don’t have to have all that though this one doesn’t say what the passenger capacity is. But I’d say it’s probably like 12 or 15 people. It’s for like birthday parties. Yeah.

 

[00:32:31] – Hudson

Just a birthday parties

 

[00:32:32] – Cameron

Just birthday parties only.

 

[00:32:34] – Nick

So that’s the afternoon delight.

 

[00:32:36] – Nick

And you all get on board and prepare to take off. So who’s going to do what on the ship, what are your stations going to be?

 

[00:32:44] – Steven

I’ll be the captain-

 

[00:32:45] – Cameron

so does any one fly?

 

[00:32:47] – Steven

I fly. [Nick: in fact] Well over on the outer rim [Cameron: I do fly] things get a little bit you know loosey goosey.

 

[00:32:54] – Laura

What does [Cameron: Alright] loosey goosey mean?

 

[00:32:57] – Steven

Very good. Things are-

 

[00:32:58] – Laura

I look at Karma like-

 

[00:32:59] – Cameron

That means something different.

 

[00:33:01] – Laura

OK that’s what I [Cameron: yeah that’s not. no] thought.

 

[00:33:02] – Nick

[Cameron: alright uh]  He means valancy bantha-y.

 

[00:33:05] – Steven

Do y’all fly?

 

[00:33:07] – Laura

Nooo

 

[00:33:08] – Cameron

Probably better than you.

 

[00:33:09] – Steven

All right then.

 

[00:33:10] – Cameron

I’ll babysit. All right. Let’s go to the cockpit.

 

[00:33:13] – Laura

Well I mean what is your agility?

 

[00:33:15] – Steven

Two [Cameron: two]

 

[00:33:15] – Cameron

He does- he does have a skill in planetary. And I don’t have any but my agility is three.

 

[00:33:21] – Laura

Because I have a 3 in agility but I just don’t have any skills.

 

[00:33:24] – Hudson

I’ll be the mechanic.

 

[00:33:24] – Steven

That wasn’t a-

 

[00:33:26] – Cameron

Tink announces.

 

[00:33:26] – Steven

I think you mean engineer.

 

[00:33:28] – Hudson

I’ll be the engineer mechanic.

 

[00:33:30] – Steven

Wonderful. We’re looking for one of those.

 

[00:33:32] – Laura

Is a ship gun gunnery?

 

[00:33:34] – Nick

Yes

 

[00:33:36] – Laura

I can do that ’cause at least I have a 3 in agility.

 

[00:33:38] – Nick

Yeah.

 

[00:33:38] – Multiple Speakers

[indecipherable chatter]

 

[00:33:39]

I can take ze guns [indecipherable chatter] I can make ze ‘pew pews’.

 

[00:33:43] – Steven

You seem [Cameron: hopefully we won’t need it] to be the type to use. [Cameron: alright] [Laura: I make pew pew noises]. Yes. Well

 

[00:33:49] – Cameron

Can we get this moving?

 

[00:33:50] – Steven

I’m still deciding-

 

[00:33:50] – Cameron

Togruta.

 

[00:33:51] – Nick

So who’s taking the pilot’s seat and who’s taking the co-pilot-

 

[00:33:54] – Cameron

I take the co-pilot

 

[00:33:55] – Steven

I’m the pilot

 

[00:33:56] – Nick

  1. You seem so confident.

 

[00:33:58] – Steven

Yup. It’s going to go so well.

 

[00:34:00] – Hudson

His lack of confidence is disturbing.

 

[00:34:01] – Steven

We might need the gunner to help us get on

 

[00:34:03] – Cameron

[Overlapping Steven] I have to- I have to be there to shoot him if- [laughter] [Nick: oh yeah] because we’re given instructions.

 

[00:34:08] – Nick

So

 

[00:34:08] – Steven

I am Councilman Sako

 

[00:34:10] – Cameron

[whispered] no, you’re not

 

[00:34:10] – Nick

So I need you, [Steven: yup] Sabos, to make a piloting check please. This one’s easy. This is just lifting off, getting used to the ship. [Dice sounds]

 

[00:34:21] – Hudson

While he’s doing that I check all the knobs and do-hickeys and make sure everything’s ready to go.

 

[00:34:25] – Nick

Roll me a mechanics check. [Dice sounds]

 

[00:34:29] – Steven

It was a success and a…

 

[00:34:31] – Cameron

Advantage [Steven repeats: advantage]

 

[00:34:31] – Nick

Success and a advantage.

 

[00:34:32] – Hudson

What difficulty?

 

[00:34:35] – Nick

-Uhhh- average. If you’re just poking at knobs and do-hickeys. So while you’re rolling that, a success and an advantage you’re able to lift off, seal it up for orbit and take to the skies.

 

[00:34:45] – Nick

It goes pretty well and that advantage will come into play in just a minute. So…

 

[00:34:48] – Steven

Good.

 

[00:34:49] – Nick

Hang on to that. yeah.

 

[00:34:51] – Laura

Yeah [Nick: good idea]. I imagine I would just get in the- one of the gunnery seats and just kind of… poke around that stuff, not fire or anything but just make sure that I’m like OK these buttons do this. This is my visibility. This is how much my chair moves. I’m probably going to have like adjust the chair up and down to get to the right height.

 

[00:35:11] – Hudson

I have five successes and an advantage and a threat for mechanics.

 

[00:35:15] – Nick

[Cameron: dang] Woooow. OK so with five successes you are now intimately familiar with the ship which has one dorsal and one ventral turret mounted medium laser cannon so we can shoot in a circle either way. So you can pick which one you want. -uh- They don’t link but that’s a mod that could be installed at some point. If you would so care to do so.

 

[00:35:37] – Laura

I want the dorsal one.

 

[00:35:39] – Nick

You know that the passenger capacity is 10 because I found that stat while I was looking at this and that the incumbrance capacity is eighty five. So it can carry a decent amount of stuff but it’s by no means like a tanker. 85 would be like you could fit a car in here… a couple of cars honestly. So you know that, you know that the ship has some secrets.

 

[00:36:00] – Multiple Speakers

OoooOOOOooo.

 

[00:36:02] – Nick

Wow that was really good. Good job everybody. You know that there’s some stuff about it that’s probably a little different with your threat. You’re not sure exactly what but that it bears further investigation. You also know it hasn’t really been upgraded at all. So it has a couple of hard points and things that you could, if you keep the ship for a while, you could change as it goes. So you take to the skies and it goes -beeedooo- and the ship flies up into the atmosphere and it’s very exciting. And everyone is excited. Yayy. As you breach the atmosphere you see a small de- star destroyer. Would anybody be versed in like different star destroyers and stuff for Imperials?

 

[00:36:37] – Laura

I have underworld.

 

[00:36:39] – Hudson

As do I

 

[00:36:39] – Laura

And streetwise.

 

[00:36:41] – Nick

-hmm- This is like an inner rim kind of thing

 

[00:36:42] – Cameron

[Overlapping Nick] skill wise no but I’d have some familiarity with them being a bounty hunter and… [Laura: I…] probably taking Empire bounties.

 

[00:36:50] – Laura

I used to live on an Empire occupied planet if that helps.

 

[00:36:55] – Steven

I can negotiate.

 

[00:36:55] – Nick

[Overlapping Steven] Ryloth won’t help because they have like just a big one. This is a small one [Laura: yeah], it looks weird.

 

[00:37:00] – Steven

Would negotiation come in handy? [Cameron laughing] We can just talk to [Cameron: not yet!] the star destroyer ‘hey we’re leavin’ ”

 

[00:37:06] – Hudson

Talking does solve many problems.

 

[00:37:07] – Nick

It might. I need just a straight intelligence check from I guess karma and… Xianna, you can do one too.

 

[00:37:16] – Multiple Speakers

Okay

 

[00:37:17] – Laura

I [Cameron: what’s the difficulty?] mean I’m in the gunnery seat.

 

[00:37:18] – Nick

-uhh- hard [Cameron repeating: hard]. [Dice sounds]

 

[00:37:22] – Cameron

You- you can see it from the gunner’s seat. I turn on the ship comms.

 

[00:37:27]

We can talk [Nick: -doodooo-] to each other now.

 

[00:37:28] – Nick

Okay They go -boopboop- -boopboop-. [Dice sounds]

 

[00:37:34] – Cameron

Heyyy! success.

 

[00:37:36] – Laura

Nope.

 

[00:37:37] – Nick

Okay so you’ve never seen one of these before which I said so that’s pretty cool that the dice backed me up on that [Cameron laughing] -uuhh- Karma, Looking out through the cockpit you know a couple of things. One you know that the empire doesn’t really hang out around Corellia. Corellia’s space- [Cameron: Space Texas] Space Texas. Yeah they kind of run their own stuff.

 

[00:37:53] – Nick

They’re a part of the empire and they do their own thing so stormtroopers being here is weird. You also know that this ship which you have seen before in some situation or other you probably would have dropped a bounty off here at least once, is an imperial raider class corvette. It’s not that big it’s only about 150 metres long and it has fins sticking off the sides that look like giant versions of a tie fighter advanced wings [Cameron giggling] on it and they use it for like patrol routes and such- It’s not very big it only has like 20 ties on it but it has complements of troops and apparently it has drop pods because they dropped -uhh- stormtroopers on you to go try and stop whatever you were doing. So as you get to orbit your comm beeps at you.

 

[00:38:35] – Nick

Do you answer it?

 

[00:38:37] – Cameron

Yes

 

[00:38:38] – Nick

Do YOU answer it?

 

[00:38:39] – Cameron

I answer it.

 

[00:38:39] – Nick

Okay. So as you key it on you hear an imperius voice say “starship Afternoon Delight. What is your business and why are you leaving this orbit?”

 

[00:38:49] – Cameron

This is -uh- Karma Nailo I’m.. just dropped off a bounty and I’m headed back out.

 

[00:38:55] – Nick

We don’t have you on the registration. What are you doing. There are fugitives fleeing the scene of a crime right now and we need to have this planet on lockdown. Please return to your birth and wait for further instructions.

 

[00:39:07] – Cameron

I look over at Sabos.

 

[00:39:09] – Steven

This is Councilman Sako [group laughter]

 

[00:39:13] – Nick

I want a deception roll [Cameron laughing] please.

 

[00:39:15] – Steven

Sure.

 

[00:39:15] – Laura

Can you do the deception?

 

[00:39:17] – Steven

Yeah, why not.

 

[00:39:18] – Cameron

He has them. [Laura: okay] [Cameron whispers: no he doesn’t, he doesn’t]

 

[00:39:20] – Steven

How hard is it?

 

[00:39:22] – Nick

It’s going to be hard.

 

[00:39:22] – Steven

Is that four or three?

 

[00:39:24] – Nick

Three [Steven: alright then] I give you a [indecipherable chatter] 50/50 shot.

 

[00:39:28] – Cameron

Nope

 

[00:39:29] – Steven

No [Laura repeats: no] it didn’t go well.

 

[00:39:30] – Cameron

3 failures

 

[00:39:30] – Nick

3 failures.

 

[00:39:31] – Hudson

It’s like Sako is like right beside them like “Wait no that’s not me. I’m here!” [group laughter]

 

[00:39:36] – Nick

So over the radio, yeah, over the com you hear this voice say “oh really? Councilman Sako, it’s me your cousin… Bert. [group laughter] How strange that you sound different than usual”. [Someone makes static and electronic noises] And you hear the voice turn away from the microphone and say “open fire” and the com [Steven sighs] shuts down.

 

[00:39:55] – Steven

I meant Sabos

 

[00:39:56] – Cameron

I’mma need you to fly now.

 

[00:39:57] – Laura

I like yell down the hall- I’m like “when you are pretending to be a person, make sure it is not a real person… that might know people. just stating“.

 

[00:40:06] – Steven

I just tap on the mike and say “I meant Sabos. Sabos. Councilman Sabos

 

[00:40:10] – Nick

And -uuhh-

 

[00:40:10] – Cameron

Sweety, they hung up.

 

[00:40:11] – Laura

It is too late.I’m going to have to shoot people now

 

[00:40:13] – Nick

[Overlapping Laura] A turbo laser grazes the shields on the ship and the whole ship rattles and I am going to need… a vigilance check from Karma because she is the pilot and-

 

[00:40:24] – Cameron

Nu-uh. I’m co-pilot

 

[00:40:25] – Nick

Co-pilot. So I’m going to need one from [Steven mubles] Sabos then.

 

[00:40:28] – Steven

Perfect. How hard is it?

 

[00:40:30] – Nick

It’s-uh- just the role. [Dice sounds]

 

[00:40:34] – Cameron

Three advantages.

 

[00:40:36] – Nick

Great. So two tie fighters come from the back side of this planet -uh- and flank you and begin shooting at you. And I need you to roll two greens against -uh- two purple’s for me please.

 

[00:40:49] – Steven

Sure.

 

[00:40:50] – Nick

And also you’re being bombarded with Turbo lasers right now which is also not good.

 

[00:40:53] – Steven

I could yell out to Xianna “open fire“. [Dice sounds]

 

[00:40:57] – Laura

Zat is what I am doing! I’m just in the process of like getting that like… weird 70s screen lined up so I have like my yellow grid and I’m just trying to align my yellow grid up with their red dot. [group laughter] [Nick: Okay] That’s the issue is I’m just like figuring out ’cause on the ships I’ve previously used have a red grid and you line up on a yellow dot [Cameron laughing] and that’s throwing me off.

 

[00:41:21] – Nick

Okay and so also this isn’t like the [interspersed group laughter] turret for the Millennium Falcon. This is a -uh- like a movie theater recliner chair and so it has the grid and as you rotate the joysticks and everything, it doesn’t actually rotate the chair the dome above you just spinds around.

 

[00:41:37] – Laura

[Overlapping Nick] That’s the confusing part for me as I’m used to the chair rotating and so I’m like a little discombobulated which is why it just takes me a few extra seconds to [Nick: Yeah] shoot and why I’m not actively shooting while Stephens is rolling.

 

[00:41:49] – Nick

But the chair’s real comfortable that’s that advantage from earlier.

 

[00:41:52] – Laura

Ooh comfy chair.

 

[00:41:54] – Cameron

No! Wash.

 

[00:41:55] – Steven

Literally nothing happ-

 

[00:41:56] – Cameron

Nada.

 

[00:41:57] – Nick

Okay so… we won’t worry about specific damage numbers but the ship takes a pretty good hit. The ship starts to rattle and klaxons start going off-

 

[00:42:08] – Steven

Engineer?

 

[00:42:10] – Hudson

I -umm- actually look to see if there’s any type of device where I can forge communication to the other ship.

 

[00:42:15] – Nick

Yeah absolutely. You can patch into the comm system.

 

[00:42:18] – Laura

It’s probably a little late for that.

 

[00:42:19] – Hudson

Well no no no. I’m not patching into deceive, I’m patching in to like pretend like I’m like their headquarters and saying call it off.

 

[00:42:26] – Laura

OOOoo [Cameron: to decieve].

 

[00:42:27] – Nick

Okay

 

[00:42:27] – Steven

so deceive. [group laughter muffles Steven]

 

[00:42:28] – Hudson

So that’d be deception or like engineering?

 

[00:42:30] – Nick

[Overlapping Hudson] Well, so- so if you’re if you’re trying to just send a signal that would be code breaking. So you’re going- -uh- it’s going to be… daunting. So that’s four and a black die.

 

[00:42:40] – Hudson

I lose the black died because of the skill I have.

 

[00:42:42] – Nick

There you go. The black die’s because you’re trying to steal their Wi-Fi password.

 

[00:42:45] – Hudson

Yes. And -uh- what am I rolling for again? Computers?

 

[00:42:49] – Laura

Computers

 

[00:42:50] – Nick

Yeah computers.

 

[00:42:51] – Hudson

Okay. [Dice sounds]

 

[00:42:54] – Hudson

Okay so [Either Cameron or Laura: Oooo] I have a… success and a threat.

 

[00:43:01] – Nick

-Hohuho- Okay. The success, so you send them a signal that’s basically a distress signal from a nearby system and they’re the only ones close enough to get there. It’s a specific imperial code. You’ve seen it before, you patch it in and they buy it immediately. The tie fights immediately take off because they’re informed they will get left here and they can’t enter atmosphere and they don’t have enough life support to wait until they get back so they need to get on that ship.

 

[00:43:21] – Hudson

I got this everybody!

 

[00:43:23] – Nick

And so what you all see from the cockpit is you see the tiefighters swoosh past you. Not loop around for another pass just beeline for the ship and the corvette starts to peel off in that like slow motion starship thing. And as soon as the tie fighters… go out of vision, like they’re too far, you see the ship blink in to light speed and it’s gone and you’re not sure if the tie fighters made it or not but it- ships gone. Threat, is… next time you try to pull some hijinks like this, you left your little hacker signature in there, like they were able to see that it came from like your IP address so there’s going to be more defenses next time.

 

[00:44:01] – Hudson

“ROFL leet (1337) hacker” was on there I couldn’t help myself. [group laughter] [Laura groans: oohh noo]

 

[00:44:08] – Nick

Okay so you have the coordinates for Unroola Dawn. I just need somebody to put in a hyperspace calculation.

 

[00:44:16] – Laura

I do not have astrogation-

 

[00:44:17] – Cameron

[Overlapping Laura] I’m lookin’ at buddy. [Steven: is that navigation?] Sabos knows astrogation. Astrogation

 

[00:44:21] – Steven

Oh yeah we can [Laura: Oh!] astrogate.

 

[00:44:22] – Laura

Yeah, you have [Hudson: You seem really good at it] points-

 

[00:44:23] – Cameron

[Overlapping Laura] You have points in that.

 

[00:44:24] – Steven

Yeah we can astrogate well, how hard is it?

 

[00:44:26] – Nick

So it’s average but you have a black die because something is going on with your hardware right now.

 

[00:44:30] – Steven

Sure

 

[00:44:32] – Cameron

None of your -umm- skills or… whatever they’re called on your tree. [Steven: hmmm] You have any of those?

 

[00:44:42] – Steven

Remove black die of- [Cameron: HEY] – [becomes muffled] of galaxy mapper

 

[00:44:43] – Cameron

[Overlapping Steven] I thought you had that one. [group laughter]

 

[00:44:47] – Laura

Ho-hoooo

 

[00:44:47] – Nick

Good for you

 

[00:44:47] – Steven

[Overlapping Nick] I couldn’t get rid of that.

 

[00:44:48] – Nick

Okay so you’re able to work around [Steven: ooh] whatever is throwing off your ship. [Dice sounds]

 

[00:44:56] – Cameron

[group snickers] It doesn’t matter.

 

[00:44:57] – Nick

oh geeze

 

[00:44:59] – Cameron

-uh- three failures and an advantage. [dice sounds]

 

[00:45:03] – Nick

OK so you punch in the coordinates and… push that little lever forward that everyone has and looks the same no matter what ship you’re on. And the starfield in front of you stretches out into white lines and you vanish into the darkness of space. And that’s where we’ll end this episode.

 

[00:45:29] – Multiple Speakers

baadaaaaaaDAADAAAAAAAAAAAwoohhohhoh-

 

[00:45:29] – Multiple Speakers

[begins singing] for the longest time.

 

[00:45:30] – Nick

  1. NO. NO. That’s not the thing! [Group laughing]

 

[00:45:34] – Cameron

Thanks for listening to Tabletop Squadron. [guitar music in the background] If you enjoyed our show please consider logging in to iTunes and giving us a five star review. Five star reviews’ll new help listeners to find the show.

 

[00:45:44] – Cameron

Xianna’fan is played by Laura Penrod. She can be found on Twitter at Cheerio_buffet.

 

[00:45:52] – Cameron

Tink is played by Hudson Jameson and he can be found on Twitter at HudsonJameson.

 

[00:45:57] – Cameron

Karma Nailo is played by me, Cameron Robertson. You can find me on Twitter at MidnightMusic13.

 

[00:46:04] – Cameron

Sabos Niks was played by Steven Schroeder. He does not exist on the internet.

 

[00:46:09] – Cameron

Our game master is Nick Robertson and you can find him on Twitter at alias58.

 

[00:46:14] – Cameron

Our intro song is Space Jam by Pablo Ribot.

 

[00:46:18] – Cameron

Additional music by James Gunter. Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at tabletop_squad. For real we’re real people and we want to talk to anyone who listens to the show. Reach out. See you next time.

 

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