Lizard and Lunk

The continuing GURPS adventures of eight men who really should find better uses for their time.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Plan B

15 June 2006-

After an abortive attempt to get eMike on the internet (resulting in him seeing and hearing us, but us not seeing or hearing him- Sorry, Michael!), we took stock of our situation vis a vis the lab. After tossing around the advantages and disadvantages of really nuking the area (and it says something a little disturbing about our group that we know as much of these matters as we do), we decided to just do it like the Ghostbusters of old would have- "Just get her? That was your whole plan?"- and plow through the opposition head-on. After all, our instruments were telling us that another pulse was building, and who knew what that would mean?

Once inside, the hordes of mutated critters were back, but this time we were ready with tear gas, grenades, and fully automatic weapons. Southern Cross and Rahmenka flew over the critters, while everyone else opened up on them like the rabid FPS players that many of us are. Stepping over the remains, we entered a lab area, and then passed through to an atrium, which we traversed to get down to the next level- after all, why do stairs when you can fly? Now in the food court, we peered out into the darkness, from where an ominous thumping sound was approaching- evidently, we'd moved on to the bigger, badder, Level 2 monsters (hopefully, they'll have more treasure). Unfortunately, we had to break there, so we'll see what happens next time.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Big Oops

8 June 2006-

We stayed with Supers this week, with Brian taking the helm for what I believe is his first Supers adventure, and we're off to a grim start. I'm reminded of Bill Cosby's routine where he hears his surgeon say "Oops!" and is left to wonder what went wrong. In this case, the people saying "oops" were at a local lab which specializes in government and military research, and their error (we hope it was an error!) killed tens of thousands of people in the surrounding area, since they are located adjacent to the Ohio State University's main campus. In the middle of the night, the lab was the epicenter for a strange energy blast which eliminated all metal in a radius of a couple of miles, as well as mutating the skeletal and physiological structures of all the living creatures in the area.

When we arrived on site, we discovered that all the humans we could find had been killed by the process, that the lab itself had largely collapsed, and that it now emanates a strange purple glow. We suited up in NBC gear (although we're not sure if that will even help much) and sent a recon team into the building. Inside, we encountered a group of mutated animals (probably large dogs before the Big Oops) which attacked us in en masse. We backed out of the building, and seem to have the horde of critters contained inside for now, but no one is too excited about going back in to see what caused all of this. We're thinking that it might be best to nuke it from orbit; it's the only way to be sure.