Chuck's Traveller Game

Live Notes For 5/30/10

Chuck and I managed to do the finance stuff before anyone else showed up and so we could make it very quickly to Farreach and the beginning of Tripwire.

All the stuff we managed to steal were from three different MegaCorps; Delgado Trading McClellan Factors Victory Arms. These guys are all pretty standard MegaCorps in the

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Edited Notes for 3/21/10
Actors, chemists and fools on horseback

Maiden voyage of the rebuilt Mongoose. A jump-2 trip from Quar to Rasatt. Rasatt is in the general direction of Narval and the trade route leading to the Jewell sub-sector. The Mongoose needs to unload 3-tons of Led Zepplin T-shirts, and a non-industrial planet is the best bet.

White goes back to the hotel where the crew first met, to find passengers. He is able to convince a pair of middle-passage passengers and one high-passage passenger to travel to Rasatt on the Mongoose. The first middle-passenger is Ziggy. He is a traveling art critic, and is looking for the best examples of performance art to feature in a sector-wide award show. Stardust is traveling with Ziggy. She is an actor’s agent who, at this time, has no clients. She is looking for prospective mime and juggling acts to bring back to the imperial core. Jamie is a skilled tool and die machinist who was laid off from his job on Quar. He is using his severance pay to travel, in style, to Rasatt. He hopes to find work on Rasatt. Ziggy and Stardust complain about everything during the trip, but White soon make it clear that his steward services are only available to high-passengers. Ziggy mopes in an artistic funk, and Stardust decides to spend the trip hanging out with White. She cannot hold her liquor, and whenever White gives her a drink (which is his main technique for seduction) she soon collapses into a snoring heap.

Arriving at Rasatt, the sixth planet has a crude planet-side star port. The Mongoose lands safely. Jamie gives White a tip for his exceptional skills as a steward. Stardust asks if she can stay with White, but she doesn’t have the money to pay for another passage. She makes up with Ziggy and they leave the Mongoose in search of artists.

LaBlaugh does an amazing job selling the T-shirts on Rasatt. They become the most desired fashion accessories of the season and are sold at 4 times the going rate for Led Zeppelin shirts. LaBlaugh then purchases 3 tons of lawnmower blades.

There is no refined fuel on Rasatt, but the star port is next to a fresh water lake. It will take one week to refine enough water to refill the fuel tanks.

Philippe Latoya is an interested party looking to get to Narvel. He is involved in the resistance fighting going on on the planet.

We took down a person seeking information on our passenger. The money was just too damn good. He died by way of a hollow tooth. He was being watched after by Randall Jewel who was aboard a freighter called the Space Vanguard IV.

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Edited Notes For 3/7/10
In space no one can smell you poop your spacesuit

Begins on a ship on the way to the third planet of the Binary Star of Plaven. Junk fighters attacked us on the journey. We were asked to pick-up the surviving pirates that we exploded out of a group of fighters. We lost 20% of fuel in combat and suffered massive damage to our structure. Captain Jack Beaver boarded out ship with hopes of parleying for the lives of his surviving refugees. We agree to meet with Beaver on his Moon base, a Phebe Station(from Freelance Traveller.) Most of the complex is covered with dust, it is in fact an old abandoned space station converted for use by the pirates. The station is very old. It probably pre-dates the last Imperial War. It is surprisingly still fully functional. Someone gave instructions to the pirates concerning the possible arrival of the Mongoose. He had already taken care of the Mongoose. There is not much left of the ship after he was done getting the crew off the ship. He was to ship the crew to Far Reach. Their official destination was also Far Reach.

Moon base would be extremely difficult to attack from space. Seeing it has a set of very powerful guns. The station is now powered by a power plant pulled off a ship. The station was now identified as Old Imperial. The things that are mainly powered: Life Support, Defenses.

We were able to recover the Mongoose from the bottom of a river on Plaven 2 delta. We are taking the Mongoose to the primary planet on the primary star to get it fixed up enough to get it fly-worthy. The Hadoci’s Daughter will be towing us in to the primary planet.

We have a couple options in front of us. Either we can get the Mongoose towed to Quar, We can chase after the old crew of the Mongoose, or we could work on the prospect of finding out the Mystery of the Aces and Eights.

We ultimately decided to handle the Mongoose immediately. We gave Allison Reilly the money to commission the use of a Vulture to bring the Mongoose into Quar. We were also able to get some low-passage passengers to use as decoys for the contract on our head.

Fred Saberhaven, the pilot of the Vulture that will be transporting our ship to Quar.

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recp of 2/7/2010 session
Feb. 2, 2010

Active Characters: Reggie, Vito, Jane, McCoy

Character in cold-storage (literally): White

On Quar, group decides to follow Reilly’s missing ship/crew to Plaven. Looking for transport off-planet isn’t promising. All starships are grounded until planetary authorities finish charging rioters and spacers. LaBlaugh tries to bluff the spaceport authorities into letting the characters off-planet. He claims White is carrying perishable organs for transplant. The officer at the port puts White into cold-storage to protect the valuable “transplant organs”.

LaBlaugh and Vito track down free trader named “Haiduci’s Daughter” (props. to Woken Furies By Richard K. Morgan) which is scheduled to leave for Plaven. The captain of the free trader is Zeno Zenobius. The ship is fairly battered and patched, but looks reasonably spaceworthy. Zeno’s crew were all badly injured in the riot and is looking for a fill-in crew until Plaven. He will only take the characters if Reilly vouches for them and comes with. He apparently knows her from before. Zenobius’ XO is a Vargar named Zon. He definitely knows Reilly. Zon also says “McCoy smells like cat”

Jane, Vito, Allison Reilly and Zon load cargo. The cargo bay has clearly been modified. About 10-15 tons of space is walled off behind a high-pressure bulkhead. Vito finds modifications to the fuel and power systems.

Zeno loads his regular crew into the low passage berths along with White. McCoy is assigned as pilot, LaBlaugh on comms, Vito and Reilly as engineers, Jane and Zon security. McCoy jumps with a great big splashy take-off from Quar. The trip takes the standard 2 weeks and is uneventful. After dropping increasingly less and less subtle hints, Reilly finally jumps Vito’s bones. They spend the trip “getting exercise”.

The Plaven spaceport (class E) is located on Plaven I Gamma. This planet is a cold, barren rock with a thin nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere (0.7 atmospheres). It is only protected by an antique system defense boat, and Haiduci’s Daughter is the only ship on planet. There are in-system hauler’s that carry food and water from a planet orbiting the other star of this binary system (Plaven II Gamma). Reilly’s missing ship (The Mongoose) never arrived on this planet. The only city is a science center close to the starport.

LaBlaugh and Vito figure out that there are only two places in this system to refuel a starship (provided the ship can refine water). Plaven I Gamma (where the spaceport is located), and Plaven II Gamma (another planet orbiting the binary partner star). LaBlaugh and Reilly convince Zeno to travel to Plaven II Gamma in search of more profitable cargo. Zeno’s regular crew is transferred to hospital facilities and White is thawed out. The ship prepares to travel to Plaven II Gamma (about a three day in-system trip).

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A Recap of the Story So Far

The game/time-line so far….

1. Mustering out on Quar – 2 weeks game time The third frontier war has just ended (year 986) Crew meets up on Quar Roust some drunks out of hotel room (including Alora Starr) See Allison Reilly in action in street-fighting contest

2. Jump to Stave – 2 weeks game time

3. On Stave investigate the disappearance of Charlois – 2 weeks game time Investigate death of Charlois Save Charlois’ daughter Defeat bandits and turn the leader over to planetary authorities Meet Zhodani forces Find out about White’s condition Arrange transport to Sheyou

4. Jump to Sheyou – 2 weeks game time

5. Interrogation at Zhodani naval base on Sheyou – 2 days game time Meet with Zhodani military/intelligence agents Get reward plus passage back to Quar Offered position in Zhodani intelligence service (declined)

6. Sightseeing on Sheyou prime – 5 days game time More information about White’s condition

7. Help with rouge ship on collision course with Sheyou prime – 1 week game time Board automated mercenary cruiser Re-direct away from Sheyou where it blows up in space Illuminatus references found on ship

8. Contacted to help investigate possible card cheat on Cruise liner Domine Allegro

9. Jump to Quar – 2 weeks game time Sergeant-Major (retired) Oberon Prester is murdered by Dolby Black aces and eights are missing from Prester’s regimental deck Aces and Eights were destroyed on Narval in the Croner subsector (previously said Gougeste in Jewell) Colonel Semyon, Major Gunn and their security force were part of final poker game

10. Riot on Quar – game time 1 day McCoy stopped at bio-scan entering Quar See Major Gunn in contact with Dolby on Quar before riot breaks out Riot sparked by too many off-worlders ruining local Quar economy

11. Recovery from riot – game time 6 days Full recovery from injuries Restocking of weapons and ammo McCoy given medical instruction to keep his infection under control Meet with Allison Reilly Agreed to track missing starship crew (Their flight plan was Quar -> Plaven -> Narval -> Cipango -> Chwistyoch -> Clan -> Farreach) Agreed to investigate the disappearance of Diana de Edgemont (missing high imperial noblewoman)

Total game time: 12 weeks

Open quests: Find out why Oberon Prester was killed Find missing starship crew that Allison Reilly hired and find missing ship Find the missing noblewoman Investigate where ship/bomb on Sheyou came from Investigate White’s condition Investigate McCoy’s infection

Advancement Points allocated: Frank – White: athletics (endurance) 1 Gabe – McCoy: athletics (endurance) 1, medic 1 Tony – Jane: athletics (endurance) 1 Matt – LeBlanc: athletics (endurance) 1, diplomacy 1 Jeff – Vitto: athletics (endurance) 1, computers 1

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