Brief synopsis of this week’s Action:
- Lilly Hammer - Unwanted offspring of the gods. Usually accompanied by an angry floaty hammer. But thats currently stuck at the other end of time.
- Gillian Anderson - Erstwhile X-Files star and gigeresque alien.
- Jim - Bin man with the ability to send things to an extra dimensional "tip"
- Mixde Grills - Telekinetic survivalist and TV presenter
At the end of last weeks session Villa (the current villain of the peace) had been sent to Extra-dimensional time out by our Super-powered Bin Man, Jim. So this week our heroes decided to bring him back from "The Tip" and then clobbered him unconscious. Unfortunately for Villa, for Gillian,"clobbering" was more like eviscerated him unconscious. He was not particularly cooperative when he came around again and kept on ranting that he would win in the end. Eventually Lilly got hacked off enough with him to give him a little love tap, which finished off Gillalien’s good work and killed him. Well, not immediately: Mixde Grills had a go at fixing him, but seemed to be working on the principle that you need to remove all the parts before you can put them back together and he died during – erm – surgery. As Lilly clobbered him, everyone heard a telepathic voice from Cally, mocking Vila. Cally appeared next to everyone (invisibility/sense distortion rather than teleport) and seemed to be half mad, constantly giggling. She explained that they were all pretty difficult to "see", and Gillalien almost impossible to see, how Vila was a bastard and how Orac "had" Servalan and Avon now. She said that Orac was around somewhere – he was usually quite small. Then she held up a glowing wristband that was pulsing in tune with a light on Vila’s wristband. Our heroes wrapped her in a force field then sent her to The Tip. They retrieved her charred and very deceased corpse a few minutes later.
Meanwhile they gave the ‘remote control’ they had found in Avon’s mansion to Jim to try and figure out, suspecting (for some reason) that it had something to do with Orac. They also tried a ‘life scan’ in case Orac was on the ship – no luck – and also tried detecting orgone energy, only to find that Jim, Lilly and Mixde positively glowed with it, especially Jim. Gillian did not seem to glow.
Jim managed to get the remote to produce pins from one surface, as it it was designed to plug into something, and there was some discussion of what the should try plugging it into – or who – when it was generally realised that it was half past midnight.Maptool Usage:
For this session I had merged the combat skill setting into the attack rolls, which smoothed things along a bit. Plus we had added a non-combat "Skills" button which received quite a bit of use.
Although not as much fun as a real face to face game session, the general consensus in our group is that Maptool adds to game by making range and position more important. Things we might be lack about when sitting round the living room with a piece of paper and a few beers!