This blog is for game notes, character posts, announcements, and world information for our Big Eyes, Small Mouth game. It's set in an alternate version of modern Roanoke, VA. The protagonists are an assortment of youth, both students and drop-outs. They have lots of extra-curricular interests including street racing, unlawful magic use, public discharge of firearms, and vanquishing the forces of evil. Most of all, they have to hide this from their over-protective mothers. We use the Revised d20 edition of BESM.
Title image apparently stolen from Kozekyusuke on Pixiv.
Raven finished her escape from the scrapyard carrying a couple of bullets the hard way. She refuses treatment and will have to perform surgery on herself tomorrow. Between the shooting and the hiding she, Xy, and Symfora managed to blow up another cop car.
Meanwhile Gigi went into town to disguise herself and meets up with King, who says he will try to get her an identity so she can attempt to get out of this.
Marco watches some kids party down and in a fit of paranoia does not join them.
Xy and Raven brought "a gift from brother Terry" to Wilson Smithson, who thanks them and recommends they sneak it into Container 74 for shipment to another planet. Under cover of darkness the two of them (and Symfora) approach the container yard...Raven jumps the fence to take a closer look when she realizes someone can spot her despite being invisible...and she can't shake them.
King and Captain Beverly Larsen have a lovely evening out where they discuss what kind of relationship they would like to see the Stellars and planetary natives should have...and then agree not to talk anymore shop for the rest of the night.
The group doesn’t necessarily all hang out since some of them are wanted, but there’s consistent contact which is nice. Yuri keeps an eye on the Stellars by hanging out with Captain Larsen while she and her flunkies look at the ship – she declares that there was some kind of fuel explosion onboard and wonders what the pilot was smuggling. Next time she’ll be heading to talk to the salvage crew. Meanwhile, King figures the only thing that would irritate her more would be to invite her to dinner…which she accepts.
The doctor King sent over and Nurse Raven get Aljin back to consciousness, and he asks about bringing his cargo (the quantum communicator) to Smithson Heavy Metals. The party isn’t sure how to proceed with it, but that hasn’t been an obstacle to much yet and won’t be now.
They reconvene at Raven’s and talk to their mysterious Voice friend who can help - but they blow their mysterious benefactor off. Yuri will watch the PDO wires for news suggesting that the fuzz may be about to descend upon the party. They split up for supplies, and Xy heads home for some medical attention. They check Aljin for tracking devices and he seems to be ok, although they lost King's phone. Then a drone shows up, and that evening they end up in a firefight with some Stellars who appear determined to subdue them.
Yuri talks with a security guy at the hospital and decides he needs to talk to the Stellar officer who appeared to be in charge of Aljin's "transfer".
Total XP 750 for Joe, Jorie, Mitch, Aaron, Korey, Jason, Jennie
Lighting is medium, the suns have not yet set but it's not 100% brightness.
Marco hides behind a busted light pole, but is shot and hit with some kind of dart (6pts of damage [A]).
Symfora runs up next to the building where the sniper is.
Yuri shoots his machine gun [@A], no dice.
Officer Diana Webster yells to “Take cover!” And runs to the building directly north of us.
Some guy comes out and confronts Symfora with a taser [D].
There’s a muffled explosion and smoke near Officer Webster, I can hear her coughing and choking.
Raven moves up near Marco, aiming her grenade launcher at nearby buildings looking for another attacker to appear.
I run behind a thick 5’ wall and take cover.
Vercule runs NW to hide behind another light pole.
An asshole comes out of building north of us [C], and Raven hits him with the grenade launcher (8pts of damage). Dude is pissed, and changes direction to start running towards Raven.
He [D] tries to beat Raven with a club. He hits Raven (4pts of damage).
Someone else runs out of the building with a club [B] trying to intercept Vercule.
Xylier runs to the opposite side of the pole and behind the guy [C] confronting Raven. She pulls out a dagger and tries to get stabby not so great.
Yet another guy [E] ran out of the North building with a net in his hands, running towards the center light pole.
Another guy with a weapon [G] comes from near the west building. It appears to be sparking a little.
King moves up to him and punches him [G]. Doesn’t seem to land the punch quite right, no damage.
Marco moves around the pole and shoots at the nearest foe [C] from 10’ and hits, knocking the opponent down.
Guy on the roof shoots Raven with a dart (3pts of damage). She passes out from whatever’s inside.
Symfora backs off and tosses a grenade at the taser dude [D] in front of her’s’ feet he is unable to avoid it (8pts of damage) and chunks of him go flying.
Diana falls to the ground in the smoke and passes out.
Yuri shoots again at the Sniper [A] and misses.
There’s a shadowy figure/Scaredy Thug [F] standing in the North building taking cover.
Taser Dude [D] is pissed he was slightly sploded by Symfora and steps forward to tase her (1pt of damage) and she’s stunned.
I move forward and take cover behind the easternmost light pole, hoping to shoot Taser Dude [D] as soon as I’m able to catch my breath.
Vercule attacks the Thug With a Club [B] in front of him and hits.
The dude Marco shot [C] is still bleeding pretty bad on the ground, looks like he might not make it.
Thug with a Club [B] swings back at Vercule and hits.
Xy tries to stab Dude With a Net [E], her knife doesn’t make contact.
He [E] takes a step back and throws his net at her. Xy dodges.
Gigi shoots net Dude With a Net [E].
Thug in front of King [G] tries to scrape at him with electrified claw.
King tries to punch him [G], and misses.
Marco moves NE and takes a shot at Dude With a Net [E] (7pts of damage) and knocks him down, with some new holes in him.
The Sniper [A] shoots at Xy, and hits her (9pts of damage). Xy is down and unconscious.
Symfora gathers her senses to become un-stunned, then throws another grenade at the dude who stunned her [D], he sees it coming and jumps out of the way (14pts, dude takes half damage).
Yuri shoots at the Sniper [A] but Just. Keeps. Missing.
Scaredy Thug hiding in the North building [F] steps out to hurt Xy but notices she’s already down, so he takes a look at the scene.
Taser Dude [D] looks at Symfora, and puts his hands up in surrender. “Enough with the shit, I’m out.”
I move forward to get in line of sight and range of [F], shoot and miss.
Vercule knocks out the dude in front of him [B] and takes his club.
Gigi shoots Scaredy Thug who was hiding before [F] and hits him.
Sparkly Claw [G] takes a swing at King and misses. King swings back and hits (3pts of damage).
Marco moves to range to shoot at Scaredy Thug [F], and misses.
I’m hit by the Sniper [A] on the roof. (6pts of damage). I fall unconscious.
Symfora runs around the building looking for the door to get to the sniper [A].
Yuri tries again to hit the dude on the roof, and can’t make contact.
[F] throws a smoke grenade at Marco. He starts to cough and choke on the smoke.
Raven starts to wake up. She shoots the grenade launcher towards the sniper [A] on the roof and finally damages sniper.
Gigi hits [F] (4pts of damage).
Dude with Sparkly Claw attacks Vercule and misses.
King goes to hit Sparkly Claw [G] and misses.
Marco falls unconscious.
I bleed some more.
Sniper on the roof [A] shoots at Symfora and misses.
Symfora runs towards Scaredy Thug [F] and throws a grenade at him. She misses pretty bad, and it hits the building.
Raven, Gigi, and Yuri see Diana wake up. She pulls out her pistol and fires from the ground at Scaredy Thug [F] and hits (4pts of damage) and it knocks him down.
Yuri shoots at the Sniper [A] and misses.
Raven uses her arm to make some sort of fancy audio-visual representation of herself before running to my side.
I continue bleeding. Yay.
Gigi readies action to hit the Sniper [A] the next time he pops up to shoot another person.
Sparkly Claw [G] attacks Vercule and makes contact (4pts of damage).
King punches Sparkly Claw [G] and hits (1pt of damage).
Some party members can see the Sniper [A] scurry away from his hiding place.
Symfora goes over to Taser Dude [D] getting ready to sit on him to make sure he doesn’t run off.
Yuri shoots at the Sparkly Claw [G] who’s trying to beat up King and Vercule [G] and hits (13pts of damage) he sprays a bunch of blood and falls to the ground, not quite dead.
Raven breaks out the medkit and tries to stop my bleeding, but it doesn’t seem to work.
Xy starts to come to consciousness.
Gigi notices projection version of Raven. Readies an action to shoot any new threat.
King starts running (with alacrity!) towards the conscious enemy, Taser Dude [D] but he’s pretty far away.
Combat ends (Raven heals me 2pts), Raven wakes me up but I can’t move (still negative health).
Raven walks to Xy, pulls dart out of her and heals (3 pts).
[C] is dead.
[G] is stable, Vercule has stabilized him.
Raven continues walking around stabilizing the rest of the enemies and waking up unconscious party members.
End combat post.