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The Swarm : Mini-RTD (4/4) Updated
« on: March 17, 2014, 05:01:18 pm »

The Swarm: A tactical futuristic RTD

The second century was a golden age for humanity, as it left it's cradle and spread between the stars. Giant starships, powered by fusion, carrying millions to their new homes on distant planets. Life was harsh on these barren rocks, but slowly but surely each one was reshaped into it's own paradise amongst the stars. On Earth, Artificial Intelligences and other advanced technologies, replaced institutes of old times, resulting in an United planet early in the century.

Sadly, like all things, it was not meant to last. It's origin is still uncertain, but somewhere amongst the stars a terrible thing was found, the Swarm. A rapidly changing Xenobiological life form, capable of surviving the worst humanity has thrown at it, and rapidly spreading between star systems. Billions died before the quarantines could be effected and the Swarm was stopped, but still Guards stand watch, wary for any sign of the living apocalypse that is the Swarm.

A star ship has not been responding to hails, and automated systems have reported Xenomorph infestation. As a member of the Xenomorph Extermination, Neutralization and Obliteration squad, your mission is to board the ship, change it's direction, and verify the existence of Xenobiological entities on board.

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Note: This is a mini-RTD, and a sort of proof of concept for a perhaps larger one. A such, there's only a limited amount of players, and the game might be relatively short. (20 turns+-)
This is NOT a minimalist RTD.
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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (0/4)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 05:13:47 pm »

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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (0/4)
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 05:24:03 pm »

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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (0/4)
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 05:27:39 pm »

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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (0/4)
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 05:57:13 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 08:09:56 pm »

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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (0/4)
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 09:37:42 pm »

The second century was a golden age for humanity, as it left it's cradle and spread between the stars.
1. Its its, not it's.
2. Do you mean millenium, or did the calendar change?

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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (0/4)
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 01:49:57 am »

1. Its its, not it's.
1. It's it's its, not it's, not its its, not it's.
(Translation: The first word is supposed to be "It's" so next time you want to be pedantic, try not to slip yourself.)

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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (0/4)
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 03:57:52 pm »

The Olympus: Main airlock

Slowly, your small shuttle flies into the massive airlock of the Olympus. A ship proclaimed to be invincible to the Swarm, and when you see the triple layered airlock and thick walls, it's not hard to imagine why it got this reputation. Sadly, it appears that the Swarm has found it's way even into this massive bunker. The autopilot lands the ship in the airlock, and you carefully. No sign of the Swarm here, but no doubt the ship inside has been overrun. Now it's time to come up with a plan.

Your ultimate goal is to reach the bridge, and change the ship's course away from it's intended destination, a lush and happy human colony.

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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (0/4)
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 05:04:08 pm »

1. It's it's its, not it's, not its its, not it's.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 05:11:28 pm »

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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (0/4)
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 05:13:23 pm »

Anyway, update's started. Probably should have dumped it in a separate post instead.
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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (0/4)
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2014, 05:17:44 pm »

Mission Control
   - Name: Rune
   - Allegiance: Survival
   - Additional information: Rune has seen war with the Swam before. He's seen many thousands of men die, and never wants to view such horrors again- therefore, he tells his men to worry less about the end-point of the mission, and more about keeping themselves intact to actually complete the mission.

Boarder (each of you gets to provide one boarder)
   - Name: Paul Silver
   - Primary weapon : Chain-Lightning Weapon. It has been modified to only effect the type of organism as the swarm, and has even been modified to shoot small amounts of water to make the opponents even more likely to be electrocuted.
   - Secondary weapon : High-Voltage Electro-Pistol. Effectively, an old-fashioned taser that has been modified to be able to transfer energy in a bolt, and has had the power turned up seriously.
   - Item : Massive battery- Effectively, a backpack that is just a giant battery, ready to recharge either of his electricity based weapons.
   - Additional information: Paul Silver used to work in a massive Power-Plant on a huge trade planet, until the swarm hit. He managed to survive barely by re-purposing one of his tools into a chain lightning weapon, and it has been one of the only weapons he has used since. He has a large beard, and is rarely seen without a hard-hat, except when in his combat suit. He once fought off a small group of "The Swarm" with nothing but his High-Voltage Electro-Pistol, and since then has also added that to his list of weapons he will never go into combat without.
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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (0/4)
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2014, 07:51:26 pm »

1. Its its, not it's.
1. It's it's its, not it's, not its its, not it's.
(Translation: The first word is supposed to be "It's" so next time you want to be pedantic, try not to slip yourself.)
It was intentional?
(Also, you don't have to copy the image, you can just press the button. Or just type ":" then "P".)



The comms crackle. "You don't want more Swarm coming up behind you. Head through two cryo chambers, then seal or block the door between the reactor and the crew chambers before clearing out the other two chambers. Then...we'll see where we are."

((1. I'll post an action for Carl once the other MC folks speak up.
2. Where are the side sections connected?
3. Actually...could we just get a map key?))
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Re: The Swarm : Mini-RTD (4/4) Game started
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2014, 08:01:19 pm »

"Indeed, you guys need to try to clear out as many of them as possible, the less of them there are, the better."
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