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The year is 2156

The human race has been colonizing the solar system since 2025

Recently, transmitions have been received from a far off corner of the galaxy. Once translated, detailed instructions for an FTL drive were found and quickly engineered into the first of its kind space ship.

They call it the HUS Sunrise.

You work aboard this ship as

> The captain
Increased leadership abilities
You know how to drive most space ships
You get a gun
Level 5/5 security card

> A cook
You can make a mean meal out of any ingredient that's thrown at you
Access to the kitchen
Easier time finding food
Level 2/5 security card

> A soldier
You have intensive training in simulated environments, both in space and on planet
Envirosimâ„¢ suit, military grade with kevlar plating
You get a gun
Level 3/5 security card

> A colonist
Level 1/5 security card
Choose your own backstory

> A janitor
Level 2/5 security card
Janitorial closet in every floor of the ship
Easily trusted

> A stowaway
You have nothing but the little nest you've made in the dark service tunnels

> Write in
Keep it reasonable with the abilities
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>>3806748
Janitor.
Name: Jackson J. Ani Tor
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>>3806748
>> A colonist
Eve Star, xenobiologist
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>>3806748
>A soldier
Randy Savage
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>>3806748
Drug Dealer
Shitavious DeQuandrius Jefferspin the 3rd
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>>3806889
>>3806901
>>3806903

Good shit. I'm proud.
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>>3806889
I like this.
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>>3806889
+1
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>>3806914
>>3806919
You are just picking this because you want to fuck alien life forms, right?
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>>3806889
support
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>>3806748
> A cook

Rasputin Gregory, Russian Master Cheif
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>>3806931
changing to this from >>3806901
.
>>
> Xenobiologist 4 votes
> Eve Star

4/5 security card
Years of study and research gives you an advantage in foreign environments

Anything else for her abilities?
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>>3806950
She's trained in judo for self defense purposes.
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>>3806950
Attractive, recently married. In the ship with her hubby and newborn girl.
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>>3806961
support
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>>3806950
She can make a mean Mac'N'Cheese
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>>3806955
>>3806961
Supports
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>>3806955
>>3806961
>>3807005

Accepted

Eve star, a xenobiologist aboard HUS Sunrise.

You knew that the solar system wasn't going to last very long. You wanted something better for your family and you made sure you were going to be there for them. You spent a long time getting ready for this. You were 16 when the message hit earth. We know nothing about who sent it to us, or even if it was for us to begin with.

You spent the next 8 years working your ass off getting that doctorate. You didnt have a family then and you didnt expect to but things happen and you love them more than anything and you're so thankful that your husband was so willing to leave earth for you. He calls it the longest honeymoon any human has ever gone to.

It's been a long time on the ship. You spent the day at the lab, like most days. Although you're lucky that brass cares so much about the colonists and staff on board, you only have a 6 hour work day and you have almost free range of the ship. Work day's coming to a close and you've gotten some promising research done.

You think about today's list of events:
You have a presentation due for the board of directors.
You have to pick up your daughter from daycare.

The lab is quiet for the moment. You're the only one in the room seeing that most of your colleagues have stayed home today since it's Rise Day. Celebrating 3 years since the HUS Sunrise left Parker Spaceport.
>>
>no one voted for captain
Well this'll be short.
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>>3807047
>presentation due for the board of directors.
>>
>>3807064
support
>>
are we voting?
>>
>>3807047
Uh. Where are the prompts? If we're voting then do this>>3807064
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>>3807098
I'm just giving out the scenarios and you guys decide what's happening from there.
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>>3807112
Then finish the presentation work before picking up our baby.
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>>3807117
voting for this
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>>3807064
>>3807070
>>3807098
>>3807117
>>3807119

You stand from your desk and you rub your eyes underneath your glasses. This is gonna have to do. You shuffle a stack of papers and folders together and put them in your bag.

You walk through the doors of your laboratory and through the long winding halls of the ship. The board usually stays on the upper decks of the ship while most staff work at the bottom. You decide to take the elevator today, not wanting to sweat through your lab clothes. After about half an hour of traveling you finally reach the office the meeting is being held in.

You walk in.

You see 3 men sitting at a large table farthest from the door. You've gotten there on time so that's nothing to worry about. You walk up to the screen wall and plug a USB with your presentation on it into a port.

"Hello gentlemen, I'd like to present the current findings of my team's research."

>Your work on the apparent biosphere of the planet you're flying to

>Your work on artificial life and gene coding

>Your development of a new treatment of space related cancers and illnesses

>write in

Also roll a d20
>>
Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3807134
>Simulations conducted with simple AI using different parameters for temperament, physiology, hormones etc. Used to develope a better set of guidelines for potential first contact.
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>3807134
>>Your work on the apparent biosphere of the planet you're flying to
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3807134
>Your work on the apparent biosphere of the planet you're flying to
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3807134
>Your work on artificial life and gene coding
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>3807134
>Your work on the apparent biosphere of the planet you're flying to
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3807134
>Your work on the apparent biosphere of the planet you're flying to
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>>3807142
>>3807145
>>3807146
>>3807160
>>3807165
>>3807322

You describe your findings to those across you.

There had been drones flown out ahead of the ship in order to glean more detail on the planet. Using the information sent out from the drones you were able to construct a fairly accurate model of life on the surface.

"Is everything ready for the landing? We're going to need to know as much as possible about what is and isn't safe down there." The Chairman questioned

He was a very small man. Demanded a lot of authority though.

>"Of course, we've made a detailed list of all beneficial fauna and flora."

>"We've had more than enough time to develop reasonable enough resources."

>Write in
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>>3807663
>"Of course, we've made a detailed list of all beneficial fauna and flora."
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>>3807663
>>"Of course, we've made a detailed list of all beneficial fauna and flora."
>>
>>3807663
>"Of course, we've made a detailed list of all beneficial fauna and flora."
And less beneficial ones too just in case
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>>3807702
>>3807819
>>3807841

Just as you're about to respond to the Chairman you feel the ground lurch. The room rumbles and shakes. You hear distant explosions from other parts of the ship.


Sirens blare and the lights flicker.

One of the directors dashes to a nearby panel and stares for a solid 5 seconds.

"Something from the planet hit us.. Some kind of energy weapon!"

Everyone is in panic mode. Outside of the conference room you hear screaming.

You think to your family. You know where the life pods are and they can easily hold 20 people.

>What do you do?
>>
>>3807968

Make sure I'm not in the way of security and engineering personnel and make my way to my assigned mustering station. This is a spaceship, not Spaceball One.
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>>3807968
Find our kid and hubby
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>>3807975
>>3807978
these in that same order.
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>>3807968
We have to find our family before even thinking about escaping
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>>3807975
>>3807978
>>3808001
>>3808050

Give me a d20
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>3808150
>>
Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3808150
>>
>>3808150
Is this BO3?
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3808150
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>>3808158
Which one did you vote for?
>>
>>3808308
You can mash together the ones that make sense.
>>
>>3808173
Not that I know of.

>>3808152
>>3808158
>>3808180


This is another of humanity's great leaps forward. You knew the cost, you knew the dangers. You were trained for it.

You eyed the directors and shouted about the life pods. You are a xenobiologist, and one with high regard. You're essential staff and therefore get preferential treatment. Regardless of the circumstances everyone in that room gets a life pod.

You book it out the conference room and once again through the steel halls. Your husband knows what to do in an emergency, although he's a chef he had to go through all the emergency training you did.

Your daughter on the other hand..

Daycare staff have a responsibility to keep those children safe. You know which safety center they'll be going to. Your husband does too.

You hope they follow the rules as well as you do.

The ship is big. Certain halls are wide enough to allow bikers their own path. You briefly consider hopping on one to get there faster, although that would take you off the route you're supposed to follow.

> Take a bike

> Hope your feet can take you there on time

> Write in

Also, need a d20
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3808817
>Hope your feet can take you there on time
>Call the caretakers and our husband.
If the ship is big enough to allow the use of bikes, it surely has at the very least beepers, radios or some other way to contact each other.
>>
Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>3808848
+1
BO3 means taking the best outta 3 dice op
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>>3808882
Oh, haven't heard that one yet
Its mainly for success rates though.

Usually picked depending on who's choices are voted on
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3808848
Support
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>3808848
support
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>>3808848
>>3808955
>>3808987
>>3808882

Through your haze of panic you remember your phone. It's a basic phone designed with cost effectiveness and the essentials in mind.

You try calling your husband but the only thing you hear is static. The same holds true when you call the Daycare..

The cellular transmitters must have been damaged in the attack.

You keep running and after a nice long jog in a rapidly deteriorating space ship you make it to the safety center.

Theres still many life pods remaining. Hundreds of people are all scrambling to get to the pods while they're still available.

There might be a couple of the reserved pods saved for you and your family or other essential staff members but if the crowd demands them they'll get them.

> Search the crowd for your family

> Get on the pod and wait

> Fuck the senpai lol

> Write in

Also roll a d20
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>>3810012
>Search the crowd for your family
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

forgot to roll
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>3810012
>Search the crowd for your family
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>3810012
>> Search the crowd for your family
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3810012
>> Search the crowd for your family
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>>3810012
Kek, meant to say family

>>3810352
>>3810119
>>3810109
>>3810063
>>3810056

You look through the masses of people. Hundreds, easily, packed together rushing to the escape pods. You stand on a nearby desk to get a better vantage point.

Almost immediately you spot your husband. He's not alone, in his arms is your daughter. She looks hurt, though you can't really tell by the distance. Just that they're clutching on each other.

They happen to be in the densest part of the crowd and are being jostled around pretty hard by everyone.

You know that they also get essential staff status, so they're guaranteed a pod.


> They're safe, you can get into a pod and wait.

> Meet up with them and help them get in a pod.

> Write in.
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>>3810400
>Meet up with them and help them get in a pod.
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>>3810400
>> Meet up with them and help them get in a pod
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>>3810400
>> Meet up with them and help them get in a pod.
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>>3810400
>Meet up with them and help them get in a pod.
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>>3810400

>meet up with 'em and get to a pod ricky-tick
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>>3810928
>>3810511
>>3810425
>>3810409
>>3810406

You push through the crowd with a ferocity only a mother could have. With every frenzied shove, kick or punch being returned likewise.

You reach up to them. Your husband has been crying. He's always been a little more emotional than you, but that's what made him so endearing. You look in his arms and your daughter is pale with blood covering her shoulder right shoulder.

"Thank fucking God you're here Eve, a-a fucking beam fell on her. What do we do?" His wide eyes convey a panic you hoped to never see from him.

It could have easily smashed her head in had she just been a few inches to the right. While good luck isn't your first thought, you definitely have more than you should.


> There's an advanced medical kit in the life pod. While not exactly specializing on humans, you can certainly do more than the average person.

> Write in.
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>>3810949

>Shit has gone FUBAR, get to the pod quickly.
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>>3810949
If she's still bleeding use a strip from somewhere, our own clothes if we must, to staunch the bleeding then hurry to the life pods and use the med kits.
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>>3810949
>> There's an advanced medical kit in the life pod. While not exactly specializing on humans, you can certainly do more than the average person.
>>
>>3810961
>>3810960
>>3810958


Your husband knows basic first aid. He was reasonable able to hold down a thick fabric over her wound. The entire time he ran over here he had her pressed up against his chest.

"Look, every pod has a medical kit." You speak with conviction to assure him. "If we can get to one fast enough we can fix this."

You give him a few seconds to process your words and let him follow you to one of the access points. The closer you get the more you realize that no one is even keeping order any more. The safety center is empty besides a few others that managed to get past the crowd.

All of staff seemed to have evacuated as soon as the ship got hit.

The majority of the pods have been jettisoned, although they would all have been more than enough to empty the ship.

It seems as though the first ones to the pods didn't wait for anyone else to go with them..

The nearest available pod has 4 other people in it. There are other empty ones a little farther away, although you hear all kinds of carnage from the crowd outside of the safety center. They won't wait much longer.

> Just get into the pod with the 4 others

> You need more room to help your daughter

> Write in

Also give me a d20
>>
Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3811000
>> Just get into the pod with the 4 others
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>3811000
>> You need more room to help your daughter
I hope the pods can land somewhere because starving in space isn't exactly fun.
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>3811000
>Just get into the pod with the 4 others
>>
We're still in the intro folks.

>>3811055
>>3811010
>>3811009

You jam your credentials into the small screen next to the door. With a small hiss the air lock releases and the doors slide open.

Inside you see 4 people.

A member of the board of directors. He wasn't at the meeting with you as he attends to matters involving ship maintenance, not science. A tall lanky individual with pale blue eyes and a wild beard. He's known for his charitability, spending time helping those in the lower colonists' sector quite often.

An older gentleman, you recognize him as the librarian. You don't know much about him as he prefers to keep quiet, but you know that he's also a poet.

A young lady. She looks worn out for someone her age. Tired, clearly from a lifetime of stress not from the recent incidents. You've never seen her before but you can tell she's from the lower sectors by her clothing. Worn for function, not design.

A middle aged man. He looks relatively healthy, although clearly balding. He has a thick black mustache and he's wearing an engineer's uniform.

They stare at you, suprised and worried.

The director stands almost immediately.

"Is she okay? What does she need? There's a medical kit here but I dont think any of us know how to use it."

> It's going to be okay, I think I know how to help her

> Close the door on them and head back to an empty pod

> Write in
>>
>>3811096
>> It's going to be okay, I think I know how to help her
>>
>>3811096
>> Close the door on them and head back to an empty pod
I was hoping for a doctor with that nat 20 but they don't seem all that useful
>>
>>3811096
A question, op, how big is the pod and how much supplies are there in each pod?
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>>3811111
Imagine one of those spinny things at carnivals that push you against the walls because of the g forces. It's like that but lined with 20 seats against the walls. In the center there's about enough supplies for a packed life pod to survive for a month. Your pod currently has about 2 and a half months worth of supplies because of how many people are in there.

They're designed for worse case scenarios and are sturdy as all fuck.


>>3811104
I mean, the ship didnt explode before you got on so that's something you guys got going for you. Plus they might be useful later. Assuming they survive.
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>>3811096
>> It's going to be okay, I think I know how to help her
>>
>>3811096
>> Close the door on them and head back to an empty pod
>>
>>3811096
>> Close the door on them and head back to an empty pod
>>
>>3811096
>It's going to be okay, I think I know how to help her

>>3811325
>>3811160
>>3811104
Don't be dumb. we're on a failing spaceship and our daughter is injured, we can't be picky.
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>>3811533
Fewer people = more food, higher chance of survival
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>>3811565
>Fewer people = more food, higher chance of survival
Not really, there is safety in numbers, plus the other people know stuff that we don't and the emergency food is enough for us to link up with the other survivors.
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>>3811096
>It's going to be okay, I think I know how to help her
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>>3811810
>>3811584
>>3811565
>>3811533
>>3811325
>>3811160
>>3811137
>>3811104
>>3811100


"I think I can do this. I'm not a medical doctor but I am a biologist."

You lay her down while your husband closes the door behind you. The director digs through the supply crate in the center of the life pod and pulls out a large red box. He hands it to you and you're surprised by its heft. Inside you probably have enough supplies to reattach someone's arm.

You get to work on your daughter's shoulder. Her fragile body nearly limp on the floor.

I'm gonna need some d20's
>>
Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3812514
>>
Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3812514
>>
Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3812514
>>
>>3812553
>>3812559
>>3813276


It seems you have over estimated your abilities.

Even as a biologist you're incapable of performing critical surgeries on humans. That and the injuries your 3 year old daughter sustained were too much for her body to handle. While she was lucky to have survived for this long, she breathes her last breath as you exasperatedly continue to fix a something that can no longer be fixed.

Your husband, while being much more expressive with his emotions, can't do anything but sit on the closest chair and stare at the ground between his feet. Hands clutching his hair.

The rest of the people in the room are in shock. In a sudden moment you had barged in here with a wounded child and in another she lies bloody on the floor.

Not even condolences are passed through the thick atmosphere.

> Just strap yourself into a seat next to your husband

> Throw a fit

> Do nothing

> Write in
>>
>do nothing for now, your chance to purge the xenos filth responsible will come soon enough
>>
>>3813335
>Hug the hubby and cry
That's tragic. But we're young enough to have more at least.
>>
>>3813390
Support
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>>3813335
Fuck you. Veto the baby option next time, man.

> Throw a fit
>>
>>3813335
Damn you qm what was the dc
>>
>>3813335
AAAAAAAAHHHHHH
why? you don't have to do this so early op. now we're going to have lifelong ptsd for going into that stupid meeting over fetching her
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>>3813506
I rolled to see which one of you guys roll I was gonna use and it was the 9. It was a close fail desu.
>>
>>3813553
I get it, but it still feels like a cheap cop out. At least next time try to make those rolls in the thread, because it still feels like you wanted that baby dead no matter what.
>>
guys chill, all that matters now is finding the xenos responsible and slaughtering them to the last.
>>
>>3813553
That's a crap system. There's a reason almost everyone here uses BO3 or similar.
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>>3813571
it matters because all rolls are basically irrelevant. You might roll a 20 and we might choose the best option, but OP will choose the
2 some random anon rolled because the dice said so.
>>
>>3813571
go back to your garbage dead quest
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>>3813567
God no. I just wanted some drama. I'll start putting them in the thread or move over to BO3.

>>3813574
>>3813583
Next time I'll do better. I'm not even an experienced writer much less a quest master.

Gotta learn somewhere guys and I appreciate the advice.

Would you guys prefer I retcon the baby death?
>>
>>3807134
>You shuffle a stack of papers and folders together and put them in your bag.
>no dataslates or sending digital files
>relying on an inefficient method of filing and data
Reeee

>>3813335
> Write in
Swear undying vengeance upon whatever and who ever shot at our ship. Someone's gonna pay.
>>
>>3813596
Yes. If you want make her gravely wounded but alive nonetheless.
>>
>>3813596
>I just wanted some drama
I feel cheated. Gib loot and new adoptive child.
Do we at least still have our research notes?
>>
Here, I'll give you guys an option

> Continue this path and you guys get something useful

Or

> I let the baby live. She'll still be pretty fucked tho
>>
>>3813611
> I let the baby live. She'll still be pretty fucked tho
Like this was even a choice
>>
>>3813596
>I'm not even an experienced writer
Assumed as such. No worries, everyone has to start somewhere.
First lesson, Killing anything is a very cheap way of getting drama. At best you'll gain disinterest from the players and at worst, you get an angry mob of players that either leave the quest or decide to shitpost the quest to oblivion.
Also, read the PDF. It should give you lots of pointers in the right direction. AND don't be afraid of asking us if you feel trapped. This is a narrative/game where all of us have to entertain each other and therefore communication between both parties is key. Think of it as wrestling, but all of us are the wrestlers and the audience at the same time..

>>3813611
B. Make her lose the arm, but she's alive.
>>
>>3813611
>> I let the baby live. She'll still be pretty fucked tho
I think the DRAMA potential of this is greater. Finding useful plants that could be used as medicine etc
>>
>>3813625
>>3813624
>>3813614


First and foremost I'd like to thank everyone for their input and advice. I'm going to read the pdf and then I'm going to sleep on it. I'll fix the problem and you guys will have your daughter back.

Thank you guys for your patience.
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>>3813663
No problem!
>>
>>3813611
> I let the baby live. She'll still be pretty fucked tho

>>3813663
Hey qm, other than the random dice and killing our daughter it has been a great quest. Don't sell yourself short and keep doing what you're doing.
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>>3813611
>> I let the baby live
>>
>>3813369
Piss off, f*g
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>>3813611
>> I let the baby live. She'll still be pretty fucked tho
>>
>>3813611
>I let the baby live.
She's meant to be someone we need to protect, having only one arm is only adding to that. Eventually we might meet up with people and end up getting her a prosthetic, then when she's grown cybernetic, replacement. If we can keep her alive that long, then she can become a useful, and important person in the world.
These are things that will make the daughter something to anchor the character with, and to make us look forward to. Double points if she's our next character in a sequel.
>>
Let's get back to business, shall we?

>>3814777
>>3814422
>>3813935
>>3813764

You pull an iv drip out of the med kit. Senternil. A powerful pain killer. You hand the small plastic package to your husband to hold up and then you stick the needle end into your fragile daughter's arm. While it won't keep her alive it'll at least stop her from feeling what you're about to do.

You clean around the wound and start sowing skin to skin, hoping that each string will give her at least a second more of life. Just a better chance of surviving this hell she never asked for. 30 minutes go by and it looks like you're done. You're covered in blood and you're exhausted.

Nearby another explosion is heard, followed by the rumbling of the ships hull straining against itself and the gravity of the planet below. You pull the gauze and tape from the med kit and wrap your daughters arm tightly. You replace the packet of Senternil with a bag of synthetic blood and start putting your supplies away as quickly as you can.

The crowd outside let's panic decide what happens next. You hear them swarming into the safety center and after the escape pods.

> Let's get the fuck out of here


(If you guys are interested in more lore or details about certain parts of the world I can add that too. Certain discoveries or whatever. It would probably help flesh out the world too.)
>>
>>3815609
>Let's get the fuck out of here

>(If you guys are interested in more lore or details about certain parts of the world I can add that too. Certain discoveries or whatever. It would probably help flesh out the world too.)
Fine for me.
>>
>>3815609
It'd be nice if we have more data on what exactly the probes found on this world.
>>
>>3815609
>> Let's get the fuck out of here
>>
>>3815691

The probes were designed to orbit the planet like satellites while equipped with cameras and tools to measure just about everything telescopes can't detect at a distance.

There were 10 sent out and they all successfully achieved orbit. The cameras saw plenty of evidence of life. Recording animal and plant analogs. It was fairly similar to earth, liquid water, large ocean, largely nitrogen and oxygen atmosphere. Most animal life was larger than earth's although not by much.

A couple of species were noted as being colossal in size, about 160 feet tall.

Most life on this planet has evolved 6 limbs instead of 4, although some animals have 8.

A couple of probes even captured images of what seem to be animals 2 feet wide and completely spherical near the oceans.

Evidence for intelligent life was never found, until the HUS Sunrise was attacked.
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>>3815780
Do we any idea about the alien civilization that sent the transmissions?
How far is this planet from earth and how was it discovered?
Some stats on this solar system would be nice. What is the type of star that this planet orbits? This planets atmosphere, gravity, moons, temperature, rotation, revolution etc
>>
>>3815810
support
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>>3815609
Did we save our research?
>>
>>3815810

We know nothing of the aliens who sent the message.

The planet was hidden from us. Somehow with the advent of the FTL drive, new systems became visible to our telescopes. It's about 25 light years away, but we made it in 3 years.

The planet is orbiting a red dwarf star fairly closely. It's only a little colder than earth. The winters here are pretty brutal though.

The years on this planet are longer than earths, about 6 months longer. There's two moons circling the planet. They orbit basically opposite to each other.

There's a couple other planets in the solar system. None that interesting though.

>>3815902
You managed to keep a couple documents about the fauna. Besides that you don't have much of your research left.
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>>3815952
Some more general questions, if you don't mind qm.

Does the planet have a name?
How many people were on the Sunrise?
How many people can we estimate to survive?
How long will the life pods remain in space before landing on the planet?
Do we have any control on where in the planet our pod will land?
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>>3815978
support
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>>3815981
Anon your loyal support making me feel mushy
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>>3815978

The planet doesn't have a name yet. The idea was that the colonists would set foot and decide the name from there. All colonies would have the chance to name their own planet.

About 3 thousand people.

A lot of people rushed into a pod and left without bringing anyone with them. Most people won't get the chance to leave the ship. Most people will die.

They won't. They were programed to make planet fall if there was an emergency during orbit.

And yes. You will have some control.

Also, I dont mind the questions. Helps me think of things I hadn't paid much mind to.
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>>3816043
So if I read the previous posts correctly we're currently 24 years old with a husband and young daughter. What are their names, what's hubby good at other than cooking. Did he bring anything else to the pods, a luggage containing clothes and stuff?
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>>3816043
Glad to help
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>>3816043
Well, fuck, we're on the Space Titanic.
Speculation time!

The fact that we have escape pods means that we can expect a follow up mission to catch up with us. Otherwise we would have gotten only the landing pods or whatever other method of colonization the Sunrise had.

This also means that the pods will have some minor form of colonization capabilities like seeds, a 3D printer, a long range radio, a basic chemistry set, solar panels. maybe the pods can also be deconstructed and be converted into a camp.

Which means that we should let the auto pilot land by its own. The pods will try to stay together because it makes sense. Given that there are other escape pods ahead of us, the ones that are still on orbit will try to follow the first ones
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>>3816621
Support, we should try and coordinate our landing with other survivors. There is strength in numbers.
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>>3816129

Proper introductions will happen when everyone isn't worried about dying horribly in space. No one managed to bring anything besides the basics. If it wasn't on them at the time of the attack then they didnt have time to bring it.

He can play the drums pretty well, too

>>3815688
>>3815715
>>3816621
>>3816787

Your husband lifts your daughter from the ground and straps her into a seat next to you. He manages a way to have the blood pack lifted above her without having to hold it up himself. He sits down and when everyone is ready the Director stands and starts pressing a screen on the center console. It lights up and in a few moments a countdown begins.

10

9

Another distant explosion.

8

7

6

You hear slamming against the pod doors.

5

4

Outside you hear people screaming for the door to open.

3

2

1

You hear the pod detach from the ship.

0

You feel your body become weightless as the artificial gravity from the ship releases you from its grip. You've successfully escaped certain death, now you have to deal with uncertain death on the planet below.
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>>3816837

The screen in the middle of the pod lights up with all kinds of information. The director clearly knows how to drive this thing. He types away at the screen and turns to the rest of the group.

"So.. where do you guys want to go? There's uh.. a couple spots the pod has seemed suitable."

You look at the screen and read your options.

> A clearing in a forest with a river nearby. A few other pods tried to land there but ended up crashing into the trees.

> A beach near the ocean. You don't know much about the ocean life on the planet since the probes couldn't film anything beneath the surface. There isn't anyone else that's landed there so it'll only be your group.

> An area of flat land where other survivors landed together. Very little trees surrounding their make shift encampment but there is a lake a few hundred feet away.

> Write in.
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>>3816856
>> A clearing in a forest with a river nearby. A few other pods tried to land there but ended up crashing into the trees.
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>>3816856
>An area of flat land where other survivors landed together. Very little trees surrounding their make shift encampment but there is a lake a few hundred feet away.
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>>3816856
>> A clearing in a forest with a river nearby. A few other pods tried to land there but ended up crashing into the trees.
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Why do you want to land in the forest? there is no near source of water, the trees will make our survival harder and there might be predators that will hide in the trees.
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>>3816950
It says that there's a river nearby. I thought rivers are more useful than lakes because they allow fast travel and provide clean running water.
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>>3816856
>> An area of flat land where other survivors landed together. Very little trees surrounding their make shift encampment but there is a lake a few hundred feet away.


Why the hell are you all passing up on a clearing near a lake for a damn forest! do you want us all to die?
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>>3816955
You're still gonna need to boil the water regardless if its a lake or a river, specially because we're on a different planet. The only real advantage we might have with a river is that we can get rid of our ...fluids easier, but i'm not sure if that's a good idea right now. Poop and such is super useful as a fertilizer and we might need those as a stop gap before we manage to adapt our seeds (if any) to this new planet.
Also, its a clear field. We have vision advantage against any predator AND we have less work to do when we decide to farm, which will be done ASAP.
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Also, check the landing of Voskhod 2 as for why you don't want to land in a forest. Hint: It involves wolves, bears and a space gun with "plenty of ammunition".
https://www.airspacemag.com/space/the-nightmare-of-voskhod-2-8655378/
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>>3816856
>> An area of flat land where other survivors landed together. Very little trees surrounding their make shift encampment but there is a lake a few hundred feet away.
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>>3816856
>> A clearing in a forest with a river nearby. A few other pods tried to land there but ended up crashing into the trees.
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>>3816856
>An area of flat land where other survivors landed together. Very little trees surrounding their make shift encampment but there is a lake a few hundred feet away.
Why is everyone so eager to die in the forest?
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>>3816982
>>3816941
>>3816893
>>3816875
>>3817025
>>3817281
>>3817300

You guys chose the clearing. Could I get some rolls to see how nice the camp is up close?

1d5 please.
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Rolled 1 (1d5)

>>3817543
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>>3817543
Also, it's a list of 5 possible things that are going on at the camp.

You guys give me the rolls but how do you guys want me to choose them? I dont think you guys would appreciate me rolling for it again.
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>>3817586
Dice rolls usually rolled to know how well you do an action when you are under duress, in a situation where you can't concentrate, or are in a situation you aren't proficient in.

The thing is that you are making us roll, but the roll has no real purpose because we can't choose what we're voting for. Under those situations its for the best that you choose or you give us a list of options to choose from instead of blindly rolling.
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Rolled 1 (1d5)

>>3817543
>>3817586
I'd prefer to see what's on offer
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Rolled 1 (1d5)

>>3817543
Lets roll, why not.
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>>3818201
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>>3818203
I mean, since we don't have any way to know what's going on, the rolls don't matter. It can be good or it can be bad. we just don't know.
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Rolled 2 (1d5)

>>3817543
Because why not
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Rolled 1 (1d5)

>>3817543
meh
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>>3818430
It might be good
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>>3818472
we might get an extra prize for having three 1s in a row.
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>>3817659

You're not really voting, as so much helping me choose what's going to happen. Your character has no possible way of influencing whether or not the people in the camp are alive so I can't put the options down for you guys.

I also want to be surprised by where the story goes.
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Rolled 5 (1d5)

Just so you guys can see what gets picked I'm rolling a d5 on here.
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>>3820487
>5
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>>3820487
Can you tell us at least if that's good or bad
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Sorry for the inactivity. Having some issues irl and I've been trying my best to work them out. Im not gonna die so as soon as I have time I'll add some updates
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>>3822796
No problem. Take your time. Gonna post some mood pics in the meantime.
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>>3822796
OP, are you still here?



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