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Poh Tun Kai

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Apr 27, 2014, 10:28:18 PM4/27/14
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So I finally, finally got to try this RPG yesterday with Ivan and Darren! Hooray.

We went through character creation to make Kabuki, a Haitian bar queen turned fighter pilot, and El Mariachi, the Tegesta rancher/brewer who found that his gift of gab would make him the perfect show-stealing Guild pilot. What I love about Warbirds is that it assumes right off the bat that you're automatically an awesome pilot, as well as having a big ground-level skill set. So in the same way that 13th Age makes sure you all have equal amounts of non-combat Backgrounds no matter what your classes do in combat, Warbirds gives you two separate pools of stats, one for buying the skills and traits you use in the air and another one for buying all the skills you have on the ground. So Ivan made an interceptor/dogfighter type with good gunnery skills, while Darren made a character with terrific flying skills at all altitudes (dogfighting and strafing) while having rather mediocre attack skills. So even though El Mariachi has some devastating ground attack cannon on his plane, he wasn't really a good attack specialist.

Combat was simple and I'm glad I just had two players to keep things easy. When you have five or six players and even more enemies on the dogfight tracker, I'm sure it'll get messy. The PCs had superior equipment to their Mayan Air Force opponents and easily shot down enemy attack planes, but the pirate frigate gave them a lot of trouble as they didn't have the firepower to crack it, only to disable it by blowing up the bridge. The math reminds me a bit of Silhouette (Heavy Gear) except that there's only one die being rolled, and no opposed rolls most of the time (which cuts down on whiffing a lot more than in Silhouette).

There are separate experience tracks for different skills as well as general-purpose XP that can be spent anywhere, which feels a bit complicated, but as long as each player manages their own skills it should be okay.

Darren Loo

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Apr 27, 2014, 10:50:28 PM4/27/14
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My two cents about the XP system is that it seems to encourage players to pull off crazy, hair-raising stunts in a way that other systems I've tried have not. Unlike Ironclaw, 13th Age, 4e, EW:EoE and the rest, you gain experience in skills where you've spent Reserve points, so that really balances the tendency to hoard Reserve and encourages players to take risks in battle and burn Reserve so that you level your skills faster. It also means that skills which your pilot is weak at will also tend to level up faster than the others since you're likely burning Reserve to boost weak skills than strong skills.

Also, there's that "Awesomeness XP" rule XD

The non-combat skill leveling is also like Morrowind where using a skill grants you XP to use towards upgrading said skill (like my publicity stunt at the end of our battle giving me a +1XP to Publicity) 

Still, it takes 9XP to boost a skill to the next level, so...


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Kevin Empey

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Apr 28, 2014, 7:06:27 PM4/28/14
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I took the liberty of forwarding this email to the game creator, I know he's always looking for feedback on his games. 

Poh Tun Kai

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Apr 28, 2014, 11:53:41 PM4/28/14
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Excellent. D'you have any play experiences to share with us, Kevin? :)

Kevin Empey

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Apr 29, 2014, 7:50:26 PM4/29/14
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Ironically, the only time I've gotten in on the system was a short game. However, I've got a PbP that I'm working on.

Poh Tun Kai

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May 2, 2014, 10:19:08 AM5/2/14
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I'm tempted to run Warbirds again this weekend if Hish isn't running his game.

Darren Loo

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May 2, 2014, 10:41:00 AM5/2/14
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Those magnificent men
in their flying machines,
They go up diddley up-up,
they go down diddley down-down!

They entrance all the ladies
and steal all the scenes,
With their up diddley up-up
and their down diddley down-down. 

Up! down! Flying around!
Looping the loop
and defying the ground!

They're all frightfully keen.
Those Magnificent men 
in their flying machines! 

They can fly upside down
with their feet in the air!
They don't think of danger;
they really don't care!

Newton would think he 
had made a mistake!
To see those young men 
and the chances they take! 

Those magnificent men 
in their flying machines,
They go up diddley up-up, 
they go down diddley down-down!

They entrance all the ladies 
and steal all the scenes,
With their up diddley up-up 
and their down diddley down-down. 

Up! down! Flying around!
Looping the loop 
and defying the ground!

They're all frightfully keen.
Those Magnificent men 
in their flying machines! 

Those magnificent men 
in their flying machines,
They go up diddley up-up, 
they go down diddley down-down!

Those magnificent men...
those magnificent men
Those magnificent men 
in their flyyyyyyying machines.



On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 10:19 PM, Poh Tun Kai <ptik...@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm tempted to run Warbirds again this weekend if Hish isn't running his game.

Poh Tun Kai

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May 4, 2014, 8:53:50 AM5/4/14
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El Mariachi was joined by an increasingly improbable flight of rooks today to defend the island of West Grand from a drop carrier full of pirates. Meet Sous-chef, Pyro and Deadline!

Ivan Tam

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May 4, 2014, 9:58:20 AM5/4/14
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My guy and my ride:

Poh Tun Kai

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May 4, 2014, 11:36:15 AM5/4/14
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Eees beeeg plane...

Darren Loo

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May 5, 2014, 2:55:50 AM5/5/14
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Can I take the Major Disadvantage "Under The Microscope" and make it so that the person leaking information about me is Rayman "Deadline" Rinaldi? :P


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Eees beeeg plane...

Shift244

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May 5, 2014, 3:10:29 AM5/5/14
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Was considering the dis/advantages that had corporation/organization backing/support, plus the one where a corporation/organization would demand services in return myself... now why would Tequila be so interesting to my corporation? :)

Darren Loo

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May 5, 2014, 3:15:11 AM5/5/14
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I thought it would be hilarious. You're a journalist and a spy - scandalmonger would suit you and who would be the best target for that than your preening, hot-dogging wingman? XD

I'm debating Debt and Hunted as disadvantages seeing as Jose is a moonshining cowboy from Tegesta. Perfect place for blood feuds and blood debts. It would be in-line with his character as the handsome leading man XD

Shift244

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May 5, 2014, 6:48:10 AM5/5/14
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Guild Pilots Rescue Shipment
West Grand, May 4th
A pirate drop ship attempted attacks on a cargo freighter on a routine shipment run. The Guild escorts on this flight faced outnumbered opponents with calm and daring, successfully protecting the shipment. The defense raised was so successful, the pirate party were all but annihilated while the freighter could well have been unaware of the event. The dogfight was quick and brutal with devastating results on the pirate forces. 
While handsome pilot, 'Tequila', pursued the shattered pirate wings to end their threat, the others went beyond line of duty to take on the drop ship itself. Courageous 'Sous Chef' flew as distraction to allow 'Pyro' and 'Deadline' to run strafing attacks on the vessel. Attacks that dealt severe damage and crippled it enough to be caught in a storm that caught up to the bloody skirmish. The drop ship vanished into clouds and its fate remains unknown.

Shift244

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May 5, 2014, 6:51:54 AM5/5/14
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If it makes sense to you, when I was rereading the post prior to submitting it, the voice-over from Korra's episodic prologues became the voice reading the article... complete with the background music as well - albeit being a little too Asian for this setting.

Kumiko Yamazaki

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May 5, 2014, 9:01:19 AM5/5/14
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I want to join the game only to play a fan girl that goes squeee all the time and stalks Darren's character. :)


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Darren Loo

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May 5, 2014, 9:03:00 AM5/5/14
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Ladies...


Darren Loo

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May 5, 2014, 8:36:18 PM5/5/14
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So... Eugene and Aaron... describe your rides! (mostly because I want to geek out over aeroplanes :3) 

Tractor, pusher or both?
Canard or Conventional?
Single fuselage, dual fuselage, pod-and-boom or flying wing?
Single engine or multiple?
Swept, straight, delta or forward sweep?
Monoplane, biplane or more?
Compact, or with room to grow?
Single, double or multiple stabilizers? V plan, vertical upwards, downwards or cruciform?
Bubble, birdcage or glazed nose? 

Also, just to geek out a bit more - the Rotary Engine described in the manual actually refers to the Wankel Engine, a pistonless rotary engine that's in limited use today rather than a ducted fan arrangement that I initially thought it was. I was confused by the existence of pistoned Rotary Engines used in WW1 fighter planes that actually used pistons to rotate the entire engine rather than a crankshaft. The basic rotary became obsolete as the actual horsepower that could be derived from them became restricted by the force of the torque of the spinning engine (this torque was what gave the Sopwith Camel its legendary agility and vicious handling characteristics).

Shift244

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May 6, 2014, 5:22:14 AM5/6/14
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I thought Guild starter rides were standard?
If not, I will go google some mean ass anime craft...
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Darren Loo

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May 6, 2014, 5:52:53 AM5/6/14
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All warbirds are custom built, so your plane can look like anything you want it to look like... with a propeller :p

Shift244

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On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:39:55 PM UTC+8, Shift244 wrote:
Like these awesome LEGO stuff by Jon Hall: http://avaxnews.net/touching/Lego_Dieselpunk_by_Jon_Hall.html
Skyhammer or Iron Condor?
iron_condor.jpeg
skyhammer.jpeg

Ivan Tam

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Darren Loo

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May 6, 2014, 11:38:35 AM5/6/14
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Skyhammer looks more like it should be mounting 20mm cannon as its main weapon (or 40mm/7.62mm would work) unless you'd say that instead of a central cannon, you have a cluster of MGuns.  Iron Condor looks like a more versatile heavy fighter config (as in, it could be mounting anything)

Here're a few others I've been looking at over the last week - I'm a fan of the ridiculously badass art of Jose Garcia (Cutangus)









RELEASE NOTICE: LUFTORPEDO MODEL KIT IN 2014 by CUTANGUS

Pilot inside the warplane by CUTANGUS

Hovering dish Strike aircraft by CUTANGUS

Steam-propelled fighter II by CUTANGUS

Spanish naval warrior by CUTANGUS

IN USAF SERVICE, 1955 II by CUTANGUS

ASCENDING TO INTERCEPT by CUTANGUS

CAPTURED AND TESTED by CUTANGUS


Ivan Tam

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"Lufttorpedo" sounds so much like a villain mook vehicle

Shift244

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May 6, 2014, 9:33:45 PM5/6/14
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From now on, all of Kai's pirate mooks will look like that to me...

Shift244

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Yeah, when I saw the Skyhammer, Aaron's potential plane came to mind.

Ivan Tam

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Also, we need a soundtrack

Darren Loo

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May 7, 2014, 9:10:38 PM5/7/14
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I'm partial to Ron Goodwin's soundtracks - Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines and Battle of Britain

Darren Loo

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May 7, 2014, 9:19:51 PM5/7/14
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnksYmZe6Rs - Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf_ghh7bc78 - Battle of Britain

Ivan Tam

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We should name our Squadron too.

Too bad we're not descended from Siamese pirates, then we can be THAI FIGHTERS

Darren Loo

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May 8, 2014, 10:25:30 PM5/8/14
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Don't we need to choose a squadron rather than form our own or something?

Poh Tun Kai

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May 8, 2014, 11:46:53 PM5/8/14
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You're organised under one of the six squadrons of the Esteemed Guild of Combat Aviators, but you can name your flight. :)

101 Gold Jaguars (oldest mercenary squadron in Azure, founded in Yucatan)
103 Red Foxes (showy stunt pilot squadron, highest casualty rate in the Guild)
104 Blue Spiders (former Haitian military unit, famed for strict discipline)
105 Green Dragons (legendary party squadron, dumping ground for troublemakers)
106 Grey Falcons (considered the best among the best for its high kill counts, led by Guild legend Alanna Duval)
107 Black Scorpions (the premier attack squadron, known as ship-breakers)

In case you're wondering, 102 White Hawks went rogue and joined the pirates of Andros Island three decades ago.

Darren Loo

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May 9, 2014, 12:05:56 AM5/9/14
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Jose is a natural fit for 103 :P 

Char background soon.


Darren Loo

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May 9, 2014, 11:45:02 AM5/9/14
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Ladies...


Jose “Tequila” Banderas




Age: 23


Ethnicity: Spanish


Born to a rough but well off family of rancheros in the wild frontier island of Tegesta, Jose Banderas was largely homeschooled by his parents – a wildcatting father from Puerto Rico and a saloon-owning mother from San Nicolas – together with his three siblings, Pedro, Carlos and Carmen. A handsome, charming lad, even in his early years, the eldest Banderas son quickly gained a reputation as a slick, smooth-talking wheeler-dealer with a talent for flare and an eye for a good deal.  With the help of his two brothers, he soon began brewing his own moonshine, to be sold at his mother’s saloon. This eventually grew to become a lucrative business, running moonshine to local saloons and even to corporate-run bars.


His success, however, brought him to the attention of some of Tegesta’s less savory operators and Los Reguladores moved to muscle in on his upstart moonshining business.  Jose’s father, Jenaro, would have none of that however and the Banderas family quickly saw the thugs off. But that was only the beginning and two nights later, an even larger posse rode into town, looking to put the upstarts in their place. They were met by a hail of gunfire from the tough ranchers, which precipitated a three day siege of the ranch. Jose, however, had managed to talk a large enough number of gunslingers to form a posse himself to join his family and the group drove off the Reguladores.


Now infuriated, the local Jefe declared all-out war on the insolent ranchers. On a clear, moonlit night, the Reguladores attacked in force, supported by an old, war-weary pusher. The clearly outgunned Banderas family and their gunmen fell back but, once more, Jose’s silver tongue came to the rescue. As the tide began to turn against his family, the young moonshiner rode out to the old San Nicolas airfield and begged the old Captain Santos Dumont to aid the family. The Captain refused although, in the end, allowed the pleading Jose to take one of his oldest airplanes – if he could handle it. Desperate to try and extricate his family despite having virtually no hours in an airplane and only the barest idea how they worked, Jose leapt into the cockpit and unwittingly unearthed a second gift besides his charm – he could fly.


Thrilled, the rookie pilot soared into the night like an avenging angel, arriving just as the family had retreated to the cover of the house. With a single, deadly burst, he riddled the Reguladore fighter, forcing it to break off. Unfortunately for the bandit pilot, at treetop height, the damage to his airplane proved too much and it careened into the ground, exploding on impact. With the loss of their support, and with an unknown fighter above, the Reguladores beat a hasty retreat, hastened by Jose. His enthusiasm proved to be too great, however, and his borrowed plane ended up belly-landing in a ploughed field.


Daylight found almost a dozen dead Reguladores, including their pilot, the son of the Reguladore Jefe. With things clearly getting out of hand, the elder Banderas called the local Tegesta Rangers for help. This helped neutralize the threat to the family, but at the cost of curtailing Jose’s moonshining activities. But the elder of the Banderas siblings already had another goal in sight. Captain Dumont was more than a little cross at the loss of his airplane but further badgering persuaded him to allow Jose to take to training himself in earnest in the ways of flight on the condition that the rookie pay back the Captain for both the lessons and the loss of his first airplane as soon as he has the means to do so.  It was already clear to Jose and his family that the eldest son could not remain on Tegesta – word was out that he’d had a bounty placed on his head by the Jefe for killing his son – and Jose’s gift for flying together with his flair and knack for showmanship would be a convenient ticket to entry into the Guild.


And that’s how Jose Banderas, rancher, moonshiner, smooth-talker, joined the Guild. Word of his natural talents quickly spread and within weeks of the start of his training, he’d been bundled off on an airship to the Guild Keys where he completed his flight training. Old Santos Dumont would never admit to being proud of his unexpected find, but he’s certainly pleased – a Guild aviator is just the kind of person you’d want to owe you a favor.  The Banderas clan are also mighty proud of their little condor and they hope that his position in the Guild would mean that the Reguladores would think twice before striking again. For Jefe El Culebra, its meant posting an even higher bounty for the young pilot.  

Advantages:
Good Luck (Minor)
No Press is Bad Press (Minor)
Sex Appeal (Minor)

Disadvantages:
Debt (Minor)
Dependents (Minor)
Hunted (Minor)

 

Darren Loo

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May 9, 2014, 11:46:28 AM5/9/14
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Ladies.

 

Jose “Tequila” Banderas

 


 

Age: 23

 

Ethnicity: Spanish

 

Born to a rough but well off family of rancheros in the wild frontier island of Tegesta, Jose Banderas was largely homeschooled by his parents – a wildcatting father from Puerto Rico and a saloon-owning mother from San Nicolas – together with his three siblings, Pedro, Carlos and Carmen. A handsome, charming lad, even in his early years, the eldest Banderas son quickly gained a reputation as a slick, smooth-talking wheeler-dealer with a talent for flair and an eye for a good deal.  With the help of his two brothers, he soon began brewing his own moonshine, to be sold at his mother’s saloon. This eventually grew to become a lucrative business, running moonshine to local saloons and even to corporate-run bars.

 

His success, however, brought him to the attention of some of Tegesta’s less savory operators and Los Reguladores moved to muscle in on his upstart moonshining business.  Jose’s father, Jenaro, would have none of that however and the Banderas family quickly saw the thugs off. But that was only the beginning and two nights later, an even larger posse rode into town, looking to put the upstarts in their place. They were met by a hail of gunfire from the tough ranchers, which precipitated a three day siege of the ranch. Jose, however, had managed to talk a large enough number of gunslingers to form a posse himself to join his family and the group drove off the Reguladores.

 

Now infuriated, the local Jefe declared all-out war on the insolent ranchers. On a clear, moonlit night, the Reguladores attacked in force, supported by an old, war-weary pusher. The clearly outgunned Banderas family and their gunmen fell back but, once more, Jose’s silver tongue came to the rescue. As the tide began to turn against his family, the young moonshiner rode out to the old San Nicolas airfield and begged the old Captain Santos Dumont to aid the family. The Captain refused although, in the end, allowed the pleading Jose to take one of his oldest airplanes – if he could handle it. Desperate to try and extricate his family despite having virtually no hours in an airplane and only the barest idea how they worked, Jose leapt into the cockpit and unwittingly unearthed a second gift besides his charm – he could fly.

 

Thrilled, the rookie pilot soared into the night like an avenging angel, arriving just as the family had retreated to the cover of the house. With a single, deadly burst, he riddled the Reguladore fighter, forcing it to break off. Unfortunately for the bandit pilot, at treetop height, the damage to his airplane proved too much and it careened into the ground, exploding on impact. With the loss of their support, and with an unknown fighter above, the Reguladores beat a hasty retreat, hastened by Jose. His enthusiasm proved to be too great, however, and his borrowed plane ended up belly-landing in a ploughed field.

 

Daylight found almost a dozen dead Reguladores, including their pilot, the son of the Reguladore Jefe. With things clearly getting out of hand, the elder Banderas called the local Tegesta Rangers for help. This helped neutralize the threat to the family, but at the cost of curtailing Jose’s moonshining activities. But the elder of the Banderas siblings already had another goal in sight. Captain Dumont was more than a little cross at the loss of his airplane but further badgering persuaded him to allow Jose to take to training himself in earnest in the ways of flight on the condition that the rookie pay back the Captain for both the lessons and the loss of his first airplane as soon as he has the means to do so.  It was already clear to Jose and his family that the eldest son could not remain on Tegesta – word was out that he’d had a bounty placed on his head by the Jefe for killing his son – and Jose’s gift for flying together with his flair and knack for showmanship would be a convenient ticket to entry into the Guild.

 

And that’s how Jose Banderas, rancher, moonshiner, smooth-talker, joined the Guild. Word of his natural talents quickly spread and within weeks of the start of his training, he’d been bundled off on an airship to the Guild Keys where he completed his flight training. Old Santos Dumont would never admit to being proud of his unexpected find, but he’s certainly pleased – a Guild aviator is just the kind of person you’d want to owe you a favor.  The Banderas clan are also mighty proud of their little condor and they hope that his position in the Guild would mean that the Reguladores would think twice before striking again. For Jefe El Culebra, its meant posting an even higher bounty for the young pilot.  

Advantages:
Good Luck (Minor)
No Press is Bad Press (Minor)
Sex Appeal (Minor)

Disadvantages:
Debt (Minor)
Dependents (Minor)
Hunted (Minor)

 

Darren Loo

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May 9, 2014, 11:52:02 AM5/9/14
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Jose's other stats, in case anyone's curious:

Body 0
Mind 0
Spirit 1

Fame: 2

Background: Rural

Skills:
Riding: 1
Brewing: 1
Awareness: 1
Barter: 2
Publicity: 2
Persuade: 2
Etiquette: 2
Perform: 1

Piloting Skills
Piloting : 2
Strafing : 2
Gunnery : 1
Ordinance : 1

Ivan Tam

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May 10, 2014, 1:44:04 AM5/10/14
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I am envious of your long... history

Poh Tun Kai

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May 21, 2014, 1:22:07 AM5/21/14
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I wonder who is free on Sunday. Should I try running?

Darren Loo

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May 21, 2014, 5:03:46 AM5/21/14
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I am.


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I wonder who is free on Sunday. Should I try running?

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Ivan Tam

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May 21, 2014, 5:59:52 AM5/21/14
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Tentatively OK for Sunday gaming.

Plus a theme song: http://youtu.be/HGYqWPl0OAU

Darren Loo

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May 21, 2014, 10:28:57 PM5/21/14
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For the some reason, my posts are not updating the threads... :/

Poh Tun Kai

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Today, Tequila and Chef attended a dinner where they met the Governor of West Grand and his rambunctious daughter, as well as the Colonel of the Old Guard and his second-in-command. The next day, they took part in an impromptu training exercise with the newly-launched WGS Marybell Green, an armed freighter that was promptly hijacked by East Grand terrorists. A few good strafing runs were enough to force the ship down, fortunately. Hail to the daredevil pilots!

Ivan Tam

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Needs more pilot banter: http://youtu.be/YXmGvDlxIOo


On 25 May 2014 18:19, Poh Tun Kai <ptik...@gmail.com> wrote:
Today, Tequila and Chef attended a dinner where they met the Governor of West Grand and his rambunctious daughter, as well as the Colonel of the Old Guard and his second-in-command. The next day, they took part in an impromptu training exercise with the newly-launched WGS Marybell Green, an armed freighter that was promptly hijacked by East Grand terrorists. A few good strafing runs were enough to force the ship down, fortunately. Hail to the daredevil pilots!

Poh Tun Kai

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May 28, 2014, 12:51:10 PM5/28/14
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So, just to clarify, I have the Vampire LARP on Sat evening. Sunday would be good for Warbirds. Hish is invited too. Darren can host?

Alternately, there are also pony cards to play.

Spheniscine

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May 29, 2014, 5:46:45 AM5/29/14
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Lol pony cards... I wonder if that means I could drag my brother along :p

Poh Tun Kai

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After Sunday's session, Red Fox Squadron adds to its kill count a half dozen East Grand fighters (two of which actually made it into the air), an East Grand bomb frigate and one East Grand airbase (illegally built on neutral ground).

We also got to know some interesting NPCs. West Grand Gardening Society President Gordon, the dubious businessman Boss Cannon, Tracy Ashland and her friend Cody, Colonel Bradley's crony Captain Thompson, and the rookies Pimple, Rose, Horse and Omar Bradley.

Deadline proved adept with both throwing knife and gravity bomb in the session's fights, Pyro won the loyalty of the Old Guard rookie pilots with his lessons, Chef showed off his sushi chopping skills and Tequila talked his mouth off as usual. Also, there was some sort of gangster assassination attempt involving custom motorcycles. What's up with that?

Darren Loo

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Do I get any credit for buzzing them during takeoff? :P

Also, just to note, I think besides the misunderstanding with General XP, we've also neglected to choose our Knack. Each starting character can have one knack in a skill that is NOT Gunnery, Ordnance, Strafing, Piloting and Awareness. A knack basically allows a character to roll 2D6 and choose the preferred dice roll to use. 

To be fair with this, we should not choose knacks on recently gained skills (Command, Shooting) and should instead assign it to a skill we created the character with.

You can buy additional knacks by spending 15XP in Gunnery, Ordnance, Strafing, Piloting and Awareness, or 10XP in any other skill.


Poh Tun Kai

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Jun 3, 2014, 4:06:58 AM6/3/14
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Yeah sorry, I don't know how I forgot about Knacks.

Poh Tun Kai

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And let's give a warm welcome to our new pilot, John "Strix" Pirikiki! And to Captain "Zombie" Martin and various other pilots and crew of our as-yet-unnamed Guild carrier. Someone name it, please. Thanks.

A nasty assassination attempt on Captain Martin resulted in several Guild people in the hospital (including Deadline and Pyro) as well as another flight of pirate fighters shot down thanks to Strix and Sous-Chef. Tequila also did his part with crazy stunts on horseback.

SJ Shipyards representative Ms. Emilie appeared this episode to get Deadline and Pyro potential movie deals along with their corporate sponsorships. In addition, Alan Ashland got Strix and Deadline to help him with some fearsome propaganda leaflets to dissuade the people of East Grand from supporting the war. And governor's daughter Tracy Ashland appears to have gotten some nice blackmail photos of Tequila, a move that will surely have exciting consequences as we end the session over East Grand's harbour, scouting out what appears to be an armored cruiser from Santiago...

Shift244

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"Bastion"?

Poh Tun Kai

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Jun 11, 2014, 11:11:00 AM6/11/14
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Very appropriate, actually. :)

Ivan Tam

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Off the top of my head. With some context/theme:

Caribbean Enterprise - generic commercial
King Tezcacoatl - Aztec
L'Arc en Ciel - French
El Dorado - Spanish
Cardinal Paco San Juan - Catholicism
The Baron Rides - Voodoo
Summer of '04 - Historical
Port Royale II - Geographical





Very appropriate, actually. :)

Poh Tun Kai

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I like "The Baron Rides" for some reason. "L'Arc-en-Ciel" works too, but then the French government will go blow it up. "Caribbean Enterprise" sounds like a plucky little tramp freighter from a pulp movie.

Anyway, let's see about whether or not we can get back to this game in about two weekends' time.

Ivan Tam

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On 13 June 2014 11:14, Poh Tun Kai <ptik...@gmail.com> wrote:
I like "The Baron Rides" for some reason. "L'Arc-en-Ciel" works too, but then the French government will go blow it up. "Caribbean Enterprise" sounds like a plucky little tramp freighter from a pulp movie.

Anyway, let's see about whether or not we can get back to this game in about two weekends' time.

Shift244

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"The Baron Rides" does have a nice ring to it.
"Port Royale II" can be quite naturally derived, but it may more likely be "New Port Royale".

Darren Loo

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Jun 13, 2014, 3:12:49 AM6/13/14
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I'd use "General Belgrano" but that's based on what I hope to do with it :P


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Darren Loo

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Jun 13, 2014, 3:15:43 AM6/13/14
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Tiger's Claw; because - nostalgia!


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Poh Tun Kai

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Jun 27, 2014, 1:50:23 AM6/27/14
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No game this Sunday...I may demo 13th Age for some friends...

Poh Tun Kai

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Jun 27, 2014, 1:50:24 AM6/27/14
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Shift244

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