Lizard and Lunk

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bait and Switch

22 July 2009-

We patched up our wounded from the firefight with the Llort, and discovered that two of their raiders had survived the encounter, albeit in worse shape than we. We took them back to our ship and treated them, then questioned the one who awoke with a combination of a poor translator program and Jeff, our Minbari telepath. It seems that the Llort had raided the camp on the suspicion that the scientists might have turned up something worth taking, but that nothing of any import had been forthcoming after all, so the scientists were still being held.

We gathered our gear and went back to the ruins, where we laid a trap for the Llort by radioing a message to a false recipient that we had found the goods despite the Llort, and without the scientists. When they came to re-raid (is that a word?) the ruins, we ambushed them, taking them down with only Schmitty sustaining a real injury (and we're sure that foot can be re-grown in time with B5 technology).

Next time the wrap-up!

Friday, July 17, 2009


15 July 2009-

This week the team explored the ruins the missing scientists had been working on, finding them to be of Minbari origin, although quite old. EMichael's Minbari Ranger had some points in archaeology, as it turns out, and was able to make some good rolls, which gave us more information than the scientists would have had. The largest discovery was a vast underground room which had collapsed some time ago, which also had a large pile of debris- complete with the bodies of two human security guards.

While we were exploring this new space, we heard an explosion outside, and went out to investigate. One of the tents had been blown up, and several of the PCs saw a figure moving along the larger central dome of the camp. We headed that way at a run, and right about the time Jeff started worrying about an ambush, eMichael got shot from behind. His armored clothing absorbed most of the impact, and so he turned to fire while most of the rest of us dove for cover. There ended up being a total of four Llort attackers with gyroc rifles, which were effectively silent, but had a hard time penetrating our armor. Our PPGs, on the other hand, did less damage, but got the job done with a couple of good hits. Three bad guys down, and one who escaped. We'll try to mop that up next week!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Eagle Has Landed

2 July 2009-

Well, we're finally back in the saddle again, after our usual summer hiatus- brought on by everything from finals week and its myriad accompanying tasks (for those of us who are teachers and/or parents) to summer vacations (mea culpa). We'll see how long it lasts, but it looks fairly promising for the upcoming few weeks, at least.

We were joined this week by Bill (in person, as he was visiting family nearby), and even enjoyed a brief visit by Dave and his family (no, really!), although he couldn't stay to game.

Anyway, we picked up more or less where we had left off in early May- on a rescue mission of sorts, to find out what happened to a group of scientists who went missing on a distant planet. This week saw our relatively uneventful hyperspace travel (aside from Craig's PC hitting on everything that moves) ended by our arrival in-system and our eventual planetfall on the planet where the missing scientists were investigating an ancient ruin. We scouted their camp and found it looted, with no trace of combat- but no scientists, either. We did find some alien tracks that suggest some sort of raid, but we're not sure yet by whom. The local fauna attacked Craig, as well- in the form of a dacschund-sized insect grabbing his foot. Luckily, Craig was unharmed, and Jeff got in a little target practice.