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Author Topic: Space Cowboys for Hire [Month 7] (New Blood Welcome)  (Read 30604 times)

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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #105 on: November 10, 2019, 02:31:00 am »

Muhahahahha!

Quote from: Pitch Votebox
(1) Sam's Pitch (AMR CI FP, Harad Marshals, and Amnesty Interstellar): Sam
(0) Powder Miner's Pitch (AMR CI, Harad, and Red Cross):
(1) Stirk's Pitch (AMR CI FP, Harad Marshals, Amnesty Interstellar, and Red Cross): Stirk

Updated pitches:

To our Friend in CI,
Likewise glad to be working with someone who knows what they're doing. We got a pair of fresh faces ready to hit the bar, one is quite pretty from what the men tell me. Shouldn't have any trouble getting them new identities or your leads without making too much of a mess.

((Everything else really only needs number changes))
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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #106 on: November 10, 2019, 03:21:27 am »

Quote from: Pitch Votebox
(1) Sam's Pitch (AMR CI FP, Harad Marshals, and Amnesty Interstellar): Sam
(0) Powder Miner's Pitch (AMR CI, Harad, and Red Cross):
(2) Stirk's Pitch (AMR CI FP, Harad Marshals, Amnesty Interstellar, and Red Cross): Stirk, King Zultan
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Make sure not to step on any errant blood stains before we find our LIFE EXTINGUSHER.
but anyway, if you'll excuse me, I need to commit sebbaku.
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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #107 on: November 10, 2019, 09:26:55 am »

Quote from: Pitch Votebox
(1) Sam's Pitch (AMR CI FP, Harad Marshals, and Amnesty Interstellar): Sam
(0) Powder Miner's Pitch (AMR CI, Harad, and Red Cross):
(3) Stirk's Pitch (AMR CI FP, Harad Marshals, Amnesty Interstellar, and Red Cross): Stirk, King Zultan, NG1999
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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #108 on: November 10, 2019, 05:22:08 pm »

Alright, since nobody seems to want to put artistic talent to this lets get into logo design!

...It is still hard to come up with something good.

To be identifiable at a glance, our company's logo is a simple "O10", with the one being stylized to look like a shoreline and the 0 to be stylized as a reflection of the O, with the words "security solutions" placed underneath. Danny thought he was pretty clever with it, saying he managed to put the "Ocean's touch" into his logo. At least it was cheap to make, and it doesn't look half bad on patches or T-shirts. Some of the old men liked to joke about how they're getting paid under their grade when referencing their patches, he had plenty of responses at the ready when they came up. Might as well keep it as it is. Beyond the emotional attachment we're really banking on Danny's name and reputation until we get our war machine back into gear. Ain't the time for rebranding.

Restating Moto idea: "You bet big, then you take the house"
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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #109 on: November 10, 2019, 06:44:49 pm »

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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #110 on: November 10, 2019, 08:07:39 pm »

Apparently we should do a pitch for the Red Cross if we like actually want the job.

Dear Red Cross,
We are sorry to hear about your current situation, and as an organization interested in human ethics we could not turn a blind eye to it. We can have a three man escort squad ready to protect your people and assets during your evacuation. You do good work, we'll do our best to insure you continue doing it. Just give the word and we'll deploy them in our own vehicles.
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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #111 on: November 10, 2019, 08:09:04 pm »

Apparently we should do a pitch for the Red Cross if we like actually want the job.

Dear Red Cross,
We are sorry to hear about your current situation, and as an organization interested in human ethics we could not turn a blind eye to it. We can have a three man escort squad ready to protect your people and assets during your evacuation. You do good work, we'll do our best to insure you continue doing it. Just give the word and we'll deploy them in our own vehicles.
Yes, this is good
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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #112 on: November 11, 2019, 04:26:15 am »

Apparently we should do a pitch for the Red Cross if we like actually want the job.

Dear Red Cross,
We are sorry to hear about your current situation, and as an organization interested in human ethics we could not turn a blind eye to it. We can have a three man escort squad ready to protect your people and assets during your evacuation. You do good work, we'll do our best to insure you continue doing it. Just give the word and we'll deploy them in our own vehicles.
Yes, this is good
+1 sounds good.
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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #113 on: November 11, 2019, 08:15:47 pm »

Sam looks over the pitches, "Spreading them thin this month?  If you and Neil think we can pull it off, fine by me.  Also, if we get the Amnesty Instellar contract, I'm afraid we'll probably have to take the Flossmore Warden out of the contact pool.  We can't work for an organization in good faith once we've actively subverted them."

AMR CI FP

"To our Friend in CI,
Likewise glad to be working with someone who knows what they're doing. We got a pair of fresh faces ready to hit the bar, one is quite pretty from what the men tell me. Shouldn't have any trouble getting them new identities for your leads without making too much of a mess."


"It would be a much more secure op with an guy or two on backup, but beggars can't be choosers here.  Danny Ocean is legend enough that I trust you guys know what you're doing.  Again, I remind you that this is a clandestine operation undisclosed to other AMR security forces.  Unless they name-drop me, don't trust anyone else from AMR."

Harad Marshals

"Dear Harad Marshals,
Ocean PMC will violently prosecute your warrant against such a heinous suspect.  A two man bounty hunting team, including an operator familiar with Goodhaven, will be deployed to bring Mr. Notkin to justice.  Our local area expert has the contacts in Goodhaven we need to run this target down."


"Two men is abit light if things get ugly, but I'm assuming you'll be deputizing the Sheriff's Department on this?  They may want a cut, but that's none of my business.  Now I remind you that the Waltons have a personal interest in this, and have again reiterated that they would pay a bonus for bringing in the target alive."

Amnesty Interstellar

"Dear Amnesty Interstellar,
Ocean PMC considers itself a highly ethical organization and is also troubled by the escalating tragedy on Anghabar.  Ocean PMC is more than happy to investigate potential human rights violations at Flossmore.  Two undercover investigators will be making use of your provided visitor badges to infiltrate this facility.  Using multiple investigators will allow us to revisit the facility several times without over-exposing a single investigator."


"A light footprint is likely best for evading suspicion.  However, you'd think so little personnel would limit your tactical 'plan b' options?  Anyway, best of luck that none of your men disappear in there.  We've already received some disturbing reports that we're working on vetting."

Interstellar Red Cross

"Dear Red Cross,
We are sorry to hear about your current situation, and as an organization interested in human ethics we could not turn a blind eye to it. We can have a three man escort squad ready to protect your people and assets during your evacuation. You do good work, we'll do our best to insure you continue doing it. Just give the word and we'll deploy them in our own vehicles."


"Glad you guys can help us out here.  This truly is a humanitarian crisis, but the security situation has become untenable for us.  We'll see you at the space port."

Hardware Phase

OOC: We've gotten some fresh blood since last hardware phase, so here's a recap of the guidelines from last turn.
1.  No infrastructure.  In short, if it's not a weapon, vehicle, or some kind of field gear, it's probably infrastructure.  (If you don't understand this, ask an Arms Race player.)
2.  20k is roughly equivalent to 20k USD present-day.  Your roll will always affect how far your money goes, but keep that price in mind when suggesting new hardware.  Accordingly, you're mostly going to be buying "used" goods to minimize costs.  You guys are running a business: cost-effectiveness beats bleeding-edge performance.  (Didn't you wonder why most of the pre-game Armory was late 20th Century tech?)  That being said, you'd be surprised what you can Google-up present-day for that price.
3.  You can really stretch that money via upgrading existing hardware or trade-in.  (Arms Race players, notice there is no distinct "Revision Phase."  If you really want a "revision," this is the phase to do it.)
4.  If you're feeling uninspired, everything in the pre-game Armory had a unique niche.  Plus you know that they're on the market somewhere out there, and thus shouldn't be too difficult a roll to buy back.  Its under the "Inventory Retention Plan" quote on the first post.
5. In theory, you could vote to save the 20k, though it's probably a really bad idea to do so.

"Ma'am, Neil here.  It's time to discuss our hardware purchases this month.  While we technically succeeded at the Red River Refinery, we could've done much better with a true tactical vehicle.  We don't have the budget to purchase one outright, but our mechanics can upgrade one of our current SUV's at that price-point.  It would be great for this month's Red Cross mission on Anghabar."

Hardware Upgrade Proposal: "Up-armored Technical" Land Rover Defender 130 SUV (Customized)
One of our Land Rover SUV's will be fully militarized as an up-armored technical.  Appliqué armor will be applied to the engine compartment and crew cabin, and all windows will be replaced with bulletproof polymers.  This level of protection will ensure the defeat of small arms fire and fragmentation.  Also of prominence, a gunner's hatch will be cut into the roof of the crew cab. From there, a gunner can fire a mounted weapon, such as a machine-gun, in a full 360 degree arc.  (Obviously, the roof rack has been removed to accommodate the gunner.)  Several utility and safety improvements should also be included over the base Land Rover SUV features: bullhorn with siren mode, crew intercom headsets, seatbelts, gunner's harness, spall blankets, fire extinguisher.  If budget allows, a basic LMG will be purchased to occupy the weapon mount.

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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #114 on: November 11, 2019, 08:29:40 pm »

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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #115 on: November 11, 2019, 08:37:10 pm »

Does anyone hear that? It sounds like someone saying something like "I totally have permission to screw things up since you sent so few people on those jobs!". Probably just my imagination, here's to getting all the jobs! I'm sure they'll all go perfectly. Check to make sure their life insurance is up to date. It would also benefit us to be more vague if we're short staffing jobs in the future.

As we discussed earlier, we need to properly outfit our boys if we want to scrape by the intel missions, and a miniature camera we can sneak in through Vega's prosthetics would probably be a boon to the AI mission. I have no clue what models are available on the open market, or if there is like some premade tooth cameras for wannabe cyborgs out there already. I'll just put down "Tiny Spy Camera Set" and hope that works.

Quote from: Hardware Phase Vote box
(2) Up-armored Technical Land Rover Upgrade: OpsChief, NG1999
(1) Tiny Spy Camera Set: Stirk
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Edit: We could also use any leftover money to pay some dentist to "install" it properly.
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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #116 on: November 11, 2019, 08:40:32 pm »

We have two infiltration-like mission, in my personal opinion the most difficult mission is going to be the Amnesty Interstellar since it’s difficult to get the feel of the “safety conditions” of a prison, without some camera proof/etc; thus the Technical Truck is a bad idea for a turn, and the best idea is probably the Facial Disguise Kit from the OP unless someone has a better idea?, basically need to infiltrate being the guard position in that place. The IRC mission is easier because defending a place (security personnel) is easier than infiltration, CI is just socialization, and Harad Marshals is just investigation. So maybe a Facial Disguise Kit or a Electronic Security System Hacker?

Also Stirk there was something like that in the OP, Concealable Pin Mic Bugs, though your looking for concealable cameras?
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« Reply #117 on: November 11, 2019, 08:47:32 pm »

We have two infiltration-like mission, in my personal opinion the most difficult mission is going to be the Amnesty Interstellar since it’s difficult to get the feel of the “safety conditions” of a prison, without some camera proof/etc; thus the Technical Truck is a bad idea for a turn, and the best idea is probably the Facial Disguise Kit from the OP unless someone has a better idea?, basically need to infiltrate being the guard position in that place. The IRC mission is easier because defending a place (security personnel) is easier than infiltration, CI is just socialization, and Harad Marshals is just investigation. So maybe a Facial Disguise Kit or a Electronic Security System Hacker?

We don't...actually need to infiltrate. They gave us visitor papers. Fake ones too. We're supposed to use those. Getting someone in a guard position is another option, but it isn't like we would need a disguise kit to help with that. We would need other fake IDs we could buy instead, then just send the falsified resume in and show the basic competence that our guy would have as a mercenary. It'd have to be something that can trick the background check system too.

Edit in response to edit: Right, I just figured pictures/video would be easier to get than audio.
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Re: Space Cowboys for Hire (A PvE AR-like) [Turn 2]
« Reply #118 on: November 11, 2019, 09:24:52 pm »

We don't really need a disguise set since I believe we've still got dudes who haven't really been around on Anghabar and should be pretty fresh. Someone correct me if we don't have 4 unused operators, please -- it's a bit hard to tell since I can't actually find info spoilers on the subject. Thusly a small and disguised camera seems pretty appropriate for Flossmore and an infiltration specialist pretty appropriate for the CI FP mission.

If nobody puts together the hardware for a camera submission of some sort tonight I will tomorrow.
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« Reply #119 on: November 11, 2019, 09:38:55 pm »

We don't really need a disguise set since I believe we've still got dudes who haven't really been around on Anghabar and should be pretty fresh. Someone correct me if we don't have 4 unused operators, please -- it's a bit hard to tell since I can't actually find info spoilers on the subject. Thusly a small and disguised camera seems pretty appropriate for Flossmore and an infiltration specialist pretty appropriate for the CI FP mission.

If nobody puts together the hardware for a camera submission of some sort tonight I will tomorrow.

Current system is:

Thiel Planetary System
Founder/Proprietor: Confinity Investments LLC

Rivendell
Minor Glitterworld
System capital and HQ of Confinity Investments LLC

Lossarnach
Minor Agriworld
Renowned for both its Country Club and Flossmoor Debtors Prison (Sabercat mission, Prison Infiltration mission)

Anghabar
Mineralworld
Largest exporter of mineral resources in the New Worlds (Strikebreaking mission, HUMINT mission, Red Cross Mission)

Harad
Frontierworld
Sparsely populated and largely ungoverned semi-arid frontier (Location of Goodhaven, Training Mission, Fugitive capture mission)

We've currently had only one operation on each of the three planets, we can switch around operators to have fresh faces on any planet currently. Only dudes who have been to Anghabar are the ones on the strike breaking mission, so we have 6 who would be fresh there.
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