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Author Topic: Guardians Issue Summaries
Majestic
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Post Re: Guardians Issue Summaries
on: March 29, 2018, 12:12

By the last day of Gary Con (Sunday), everybody is pretty wiped out and exhausted. This last game wasn't that great, as the GM was entirely winging things. It was pretty obvious to all of us as we noted that he never wrote anything down, looked at notes, or consulted any rules. We hustled to get to the event at 9 in the morning, but then spent more than 1-1/2 hours as two players created characters. Then we played the adventure, which was the GM improvising the whole time. He seemed like a really nice guy and was extremely entertaining (would be a great guy to grab a beer with), but he also was distracted super easily, and got off on tangents without much effort.

Eventually in that first encounter, I figured out that we were dealing with an illusion (another player should have had a chance to learn this when he Siphoned Power from it).

In the end, the GM apologized that he didn't know the game system better, and said he hoped to learn more about it before he runs it at Gamehole Con.

#47 - A Not So Secret War – In Milwaukee with F.I.S.H., Rejuvenator, ColdSnap, Nightstalker, and Apparition respond alongside Magnatron and Pero Syte to a massive multi-car accident on Interstate 94, including a large truck embedded in the side of a building. The heroes watch as a small, blue creature in the midst of the chaos is hit by lightning and grows in front of them. Their attempts to reason with and attacks on the strange being prove futile, as it gets bigger and changes with successive electrical strikes. Eventually the assembled adventurers deduce that most of the scene, including their opponent, is an elaborate illusion. Magnatron rescues the crashed truck. ColdSnap recovers a small, mechanical sphere, which brings a young male paranormal to the scene to recover his technology. The teen explains that he caused the accident and illusions in order to steal materials needed to save his dying sister. He summons a remarkable vehicle, which he flies everyone in to Columbia Saint Mary’s Hospital, where they learn that he was telling the truth. Using the recovered items, a cure is attempted, but the girl transforms into a winged, horned monster and flies away!

V&V GM and player since 1982 (my current campaign is 22 years old); also run West End Games d6 Star Wars monthly, as well as the occasional The One Ring and Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game

Majestic
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Post Re: Guardians Issue Summaries
on: April 9, 2018, 15:38

I've been continuing with "Revenge of the Yakuza" with my Tuesday night group (the Sentinels):

#12 – Revenge of the Yakuza – Chronovator and Alchemist leave as Raijin and Shadowfist arrive. Unable to meet up with friends, Revivicator invites Dr. Drake Ramoray and Andrei Vladimirescu to the police station where the Mukadé operatives are interrogated. ColdSnap stays outside and the others observe as the police question the pair; Japanese Kamikaze refuses to speak, but American Preying Mantis does not take long to talk. The assassin squad was sent on the direct orders of the Ichiban Sama via someone named Naginata, who told them in the Tokyo offices of Hachiji Scientific. Ramoray departs, and after the team secures power dampening equipment from F.I.S.H., Vladimirescu arranges for a private jet and sets up a meeting with Hachiji. Significant modifications are made to the craft to accommodate a sedated ColdSnap, then Vladimirescu, Raijin, Revivicator, and Shadowfist fly to a C.H.E.S.S. base in Tokyo. ColdSnap stays at the base while an Agent Kenzu accompanies the other four, all disguised as businessmen, to the famous upscale Ginza District. On the top floor of the Tokyo Memorial Trade Building they enter the offices of Hachiji Scientific, where executive Masatake Hachiji gives them a brief tour and meeting in his office. Shadowfist observes that their host is upset about something, and Raijin finds a tabloid article about his father not being seen for some time. Vladimirescu offers help, but the businessman declines their offer and hurries them out.

V&V GM and player since 1982 (my current campaign is 22 years old); also run West End Games d6 Star Wars monthly, as well as the occasional The One Ring and Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game

Majestic
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Post Re: Guardians Issue Summaries
on: April 10, 2018, 15:59

The summary from last week's game:

#13 – Rendezvous with Revenge – ColdSnap tells C.H.E.S.S. psychologist Shahzaib Miller how he was recovered from Antarctica years ago; she also helps him begin to control his powerful cold field. Shadowfist accompanies a Rook and two Knights to investigate a lead on the outskirts of Tokyo, while C.H.E.S.S. teleports Psilight in from San Francisco. Exotic extradimensional princess Midna also arrives at the facility to lend her assistance. Raijin and Vladimirescu stake out Hachiji Scientific from a nearby park while Psilight (as a civilian) and Midna try to ascertain more about the Tatsu Tong by visiting a high-end casino. Their foes remain elusive, and C.H.E.S.S. archives on Naginata also reveal very little. The group meets up outside Hachiji, but are quickly chased away by protective security guards. Stymied by their lack of progress, Psilight turns to Rook Kenzu, who suggests returning to Hachiji and challenging Naginata’s honor. The six heroes return to the Tokyo Memorial Trade Building again, this time in costume, and call out the gangsters. Security retreats inside as passersby begin recording the public confrontation. Shi-Kaze comes to the door and implores them to back off, but the challengers remain resolute. The two sides agree to a duel with an equal number of combatants, and soon after Yamaguchi paranormals Kabuki, Phantom Strike, and Swiftblade arrive via car. Naginata, Shi-Kaze, and android Negatron come downstairs to join them outside and the battle begins. Vladimirescu joins his friends, revealing that he is the paranormal Final Pulse. During the fight, Revivicator discerns that Shi-Kaze is executive Masatake Hachiji, and is intentionally holding back.

V&V GM and player since 1982 (my current campaign is 22 years old); also run West End Games d6 Star Wars monthly, as well as the occasional The One Ring and Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game

Majestic
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Post Re: Guardians Issue Summaries
on: April 11, 2018, 16:16

#14 – Terror in Tokyo – As the fight rages, the heroes begin to gain the upper hand. An exhausted Kabuki flees, followed by a fatigued Swiftblade, and eventually only Naginata remains. The champions overwhelm the samurai, then some rush over to the onlookers, where the Hachiji security guards try to suppress the crowd’s recordings of the battle. Naginata arises and contests the team again, but is finally subdued. Shi-Kaze orders security to return to the building and informs the Sentinels that he was under Naginata’s thumb, a crime-fighter forced to work for the Yakuza as they hold his father Iyeyasu captive. Phantom Strike awakens and floats away into the ground. C.H.E.S.S. arrives and arrests Naginata and Negatron. Shadowfist’s group returns and explains that the Tong kidnapped renowned scientist Haruzo Torinaga. Revivicator promises Shi-Kaze that they will rescue his father, and their former enemy takes them back upstairs to the top floor. With help from C.H.E.S.S. they search Naginata’s bedroom and office and recover six vials with clear liquid labeled Y-12 and X-12; Shi-Kaze believes them to be a drug and antidote.

V&V GM and player since 1982 (my current campaign is 22 years old); also run West End Games d6 Star Wars monthly, as well as the occasional The One Ring and Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game

Majestic
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Post Re: Guardians Issue Summaries
on: April 27, 2018, 13:31

Returning to the Emerald City Defenders:

#4 – The Triskelion Gambit - Jennifer Trevanian pesters best friend Amy Rodgers about her recent seclusion. Their plans to visit a mall are interrupted when a truck pulls up to their Shoreline bus stop, and F.I.S.H. agent Bennett informs them of a robbery in progress. Trevanian is shocked when Rodgers climbs into the vehicle and abandons her! Seleriti meets Bennett and the Norwegian driver, who expertly weaves through traffic, swinging by her home to pick up her bow and pet, then stopping in Ballard to grab Deschutes and Brakus. They arrive at the crime scene in Fremont, where paranormals and multiple henchmen are robbing a small blood bank. Ripcurl gets away with a cooler of blood, fleeing via the Fremont Cut into Puget Sound. The driver, Tyr, joins the fight, and the heroes take down Wither and all eight mercenaries. None of the captured criminals know the purpose behind the theft. Tyr assists the Emerald City Defenders the next day as they move into their new headquarters downtown. They are called to the nearby Seattle Municipal Tower, where masked thieves are robbing the Diamond Exchange on the 50th floor. Entering via the elevator, they defeat Glamazon, Hypersonic, Bloodsport, and five more hired thugs. Outside the window, the villains’ massive “flying tank” takes off, and the blood diamond they attempted to steal is recovered.

V&V GM and player since 1982 (my current campaign is 22 years old); also run West End Games d6 Star Wars monthly, as well as the occasional The One Ring and Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game

Majestic
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Post Re: Guardians Issue Summaries
on: May 7, 2018, 15:35

#15 – High-Tech Horror – A Hachiji pilot spills the location of two southern island complexes. Psilight decides that they will strike first against the one they know more about before assaulting the likely main headquarters of the villains. The following evening Psilight, Midna, and Shi-Kaze assist C.H.E.S.S. with a raid on another Hachiji office building in Yokohama while the main group parachutes into different spots of the Hachiji compound on Tanegashima. Raijin coerces a technician into shutting off all electrical power, then blows the backup generators. Shadowfist chases away a radio operator from a communications shack. Final Pulse searches the top floor of the largest structure, while Revivicator and ColdSnap take out a security guard and grab some experimental weapons from a building with high-tech armaments. As he moves across the grounds, Shadowfist encounters a large kirin, a celestial dragon-horse of Japanese mythology, and is knocked unconscious by the beast and an invisible foe. Raijin comes to his aid and knocks out the creature, which changes back into a woman as it goes flying. Invisible Shadow Dragon scoops up his sister Kirin and flees. ColdSnap and Revivicator move over to the Simulations Building and drop another security guard before running into Final Pulse there.

V&V GM and player since 1982 (my current campaign is 22 years old); also run West End Games d6 Star Wars monthly, as well as the occasional The One Ring and Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game

Majestic
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Post Re: Guardians Issue Summaries
on: May 16, 2018, 13:07

And last night, it took a 5+ hour session, but we finished it!

#16 – Climax at the Castle – C.H.E.S.S. and Japanese authorities descend on Tanegashima and help detain workers and rescue captive scientists and engineers. Kirin and Shadow Dragon alert Ichiban Sama at the main Dragon Tong headquarters on Yakushima. After resting and healing, the next morning the team makes their final assault on the island. Their C.H.E.S.S craft is warned to stay away, so drops below radar until over Yakushima, and it dodges laser fire after the squad parachutes onto a dormant volcano. They travel through jungle to the compound, which has a moat and high stone wall. Raijin and Shi-Kaze challenge the Yamaguchi from outside, but Ninja Master leaps to the wall and cautions them that they face certain death if they continue. Shadowfist grows large and teleports onto the wall, while Raijin and Rejuvenator (towing ColdSnap) leap over, where they fight Ninja Master, Kirin (again as a dragon), and a ninja. Kirin is felled, and when Shadowfist forces the drawbridge down, Shi-Kaze, Psilight, and Final Pulse also enter the courtyard. Surrounded, Ninja Master drops a flash grenade, temporarily blinding Raijin and Shi-Kaze before he flees into the feudal Japanese castle. The heroes enter through the front door and engage Kabuki, Shadow Dragon, Phantom Strike, Swiftblade, Ninja Master, Ichiban Sama, and many elite ninjas inside. After a furious battle, Phantom Strike flees, and the rest of the villains are defeated. Ichiban Sama takes off his mask, revealing that he is Iyeyasu Hachiji! He congratulates his honorable opponents, reveals his disgust that son Shi-Kaze chose the wrong side, and commits seppuku by blowing up himself and his magical rings via a powerful explosion! Dr. Torinaga is rescued, and many records are recovered that lead to the end of the Dragon Tong.

V&V GM and player since 1982 (my current campaign is 22 years old); also run West End Games d6 Star Wars monthly, as well as the occasional The One Ring and Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game

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