Tuesday, August 23, 2022

AEON B-Team Season 6, Session 2 and 3



  • Amar Gupta aka The Iron Sikh (played by Christian): Brick. Taxi Driver. Ass-Kicker. Sikh. Tagline: “Being a man of faith means to live it.”
  • Amie-Belle T. W. Lee aka Whisper (Played by Curtis): TBA. Tagline: “TBA.
  • Beauregard K. “Bo” Ratnam aka Wirerat (Played by Brice): TBA. Tagline: “TBA.
  • Rafe Hanlon aka Nyx (played by Chris D.): An umbrakinetic and a petty thief out of prison on work release. Tagline: “Not for glory, not for fame…. For one person. In the dark. Where no one will ever know or see.”
  • Vincenzo L. dePrezzo aka Threshold (Played by Rory): TBA. Tagline: “I’ll be there in a snap!”
  • Derrick K. Ratnam aka Ledgerdemain (NPC Ally): Spin doctor and media liaison for Project VANGUARD. Twin to Bo. Tagline: “Well, actually that’s not how it happened…”
  • Jodie R. Swann aka Surferboy (NPC): Dude. Aero- and Hydrokinetic. Really laid back, but wants to make a difference. Has a advanced glider/drone he rides on. Tagline: “Like. Let’s just chill, dude.”
  • Stainless Steel Rat aka “Sir” (NPC Ally): AI in a robot body shaped like a large rat. Surprisingly capable and provides telepresence for Wirerat. Tagline: “[whir-click-beep].”
  • Tierney M. Ward aka Rush (NPC): Speedster and former member of the Bullet Hell Brigade. Tagline: “Was that fast? I thought that was fast.”
  • Zubayr Sajjad Marou aka Five Stars (NPC): Driver. Pilot. Klubbe gig worker.. From N’Djamena, Chad. Used to go by Darryl Bell to sound more American. Tagline: “I can get you there in time.”
AUTHORS NOTE: I was very sick the past two weeks, needing a hospital stay for part of that and still not fully recovered. So missed two reports and combining them here. A week later and just getting back to this :(  Still feel weak as a kitten but I am getting better, if not yet stronger.

What Happened

The last two sessions were mostly going through the material recovered in the first session.
Threshold analyzed the blue liquid, determining it to be a variant super soldier serum. It would need a kyberic energy infusion to activate and he put it in his safe for further analysis and safekeeping. He also teleports around NYC to get a feel for the area so the team can better respond to police requests for backup.
Whisper as the only one fluent in Russian went through the journals and records, passing along the translations to Threshold and government handlers.
Nyx is assigned a bunch of training, ordered to get a GED and learn a few languages. Nyx is discreetly pulled aside and given a secret mission to hack the Pentagon in an effort to suss out a mole.
Wirerat is going through all the hard drives and network data collected, including some attempts at finding other networks.

Threshold is assigned team leader, most everyone has good skills and abilities that would make them capable but Threshold, despite likely the least combat experience is probably the most psychologically appropriate and his powers can best be put to use in coordinating the team. He spends some time reviewing dossiers and interviewing the team to form his own impressions as well as use the government dossiers. The team has some punch as a supers team but excels in mobility, stealth, and intel gathering. Threshold is the least stealthy member as his powers are fairly visible. The team also has an amazing number of known languages among them, Threshold probably knows the most, but most are Accented, and I think Whisper is the best fluent speaker.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Magic Vegas

The last few sessions of Magic Vegas have built to a season finale, concluding a long thread.
The campaign is an interesting and very different one than any other I have participated in. Experience rewards are very stingy, usually with no cp awarded at the end of a game session. Also its political intrigue and uses Path Magic which is a system I rather like but had not played before.


An extremist military arm of the Church that are witch hunters using Atlantean magic have come to Vegas with the intent of bringing down the council. They have been in the area for some time before we found out and likely been planning on this for about 10 years. They also bound a powerful spirit and a vampire and set them to the cause.
Our group finds all this out a few days before they attack so have a chance to prepare.

The Battle

The council meets on Getaway, another world run by the Babylonians. Not all the council is alerted due to security concerns but they key people are. The council chambers and surrounding area are swept for traps and several bombs are found and removed. Fetishes ae prepared and plans made....
Genie is summoned to answer for her attack on Wu (my character) and as predicted she summons a host of minor spoirits to help break down the ward that traps her. Wu and Virgil fill the ward full of ghost bullets to kill as many of the spirits as possible while Manners, Ambrose, and Connie try to free genie from the spells the church bound her with. Connie then has the vampire (Manuli) jump out of her bag who then attacks Bjorn as soon as the outer wards are down. The outer wards are brought down by a bunch of empowered wolfs with dispel fetishes on them.
Bjorn gets his throat ripped out by Manuli in wolf form but manages a deadly counter attack with his sword. Wu, hits Manul with a silver bullet (last one in the clip) with a critical roll of 4. Another person hits Manuli with a sword too and he dies.
Wu drops her gun and immediately tries to stop the bleeding and do emergency surgery, having been prepared for this exact wound due to divination. She has his blood type in an IV along with the exact bandages and tools right at the top of the bag. She still had a penalty on her Surgery roll but succeeds and stops the bleeding. Local magic and Bjorns fetishes help stabilize him and keep oxygen supplied to his brain and she gets him to the nearby hospital where a another roll without penalties lets her patch him up. Not sure how long he will be in the hospital but she saved him.
Meanwhile back on earth the mercenaries hired by the church killed 7 of Wu's agents, numerous civilians, and wounded or killed at least 3 magicians.
We never did directly fight church agents as they just sent in disposable goons.

The Aftermath

We got off really lucky, I think Wu and the Babylonian tradition suffered the most losses, Scarlet a magician of a tradition I do not recall is the only magician that died except for an assistant to the Babylonian delegation. They also lost many security people in the fighting outside the council chambers.
If we can track down the church we might have another fight but its possible they will skip town or lie low. However so far they lost some minor resources but no key people so probably consider it a limited victory for the church.

As a junior member of the most recent delegation Wu probably came out ahead politically, though the agents will take time to replace, quite possibly it wont happen before the campaign ends.
It was a fun game even if somewhat anticlimatic due to our plans. Enough happened that we still had some surprises and felt real risk and even loss.