Ninja Burger PBP Episode 6 - 6/27/06


Again, sorry for the delay guys. Work issues.

Dice roll summary:
Whutaguy/Skipito: 25 = 7
Arvo/Toru: 59 = 10
Zipdrive/Kitaro: 55 = 10
Lorthyne/Bozuko: = N/A
Morbus/Morboko: = N/A
Axiomatic/Haruko: = N/A
SBP/Hidoi : = N/A

I suggest we put things on hiatus for a bit after this until we get a player or two back. We're below the 50% threshold.

Skipito starts to build up momentum, preparing for a swing that will take him two rows of lights out. Both his own senses (roll of 7) and the Dispatcher's opinion tell him that the next row of lights is not electrified; it appears to be only every other row.

Below, Toru and Morboko continue their sprint across the floor. Toru easily dodges a flurry of darts, and rolls well enough that when he scoops up the wire on the floor he doesn't even lose any momentum.

Back by the wall, Kitaro clambers down the rope easily; the door supporting his weight. Tossing a shuriken to cut down the rope, he bends over and gathers up some rivets, and notices them clattering on the floor a bit. Bozuko assists with his ability to gather up and find a use for garbage. A quick glance up confirms a horrible suspicion; the back wall of the warehouse, where you all entered, is now closer than it was before. The walls are compacting, at a steady rate. The good news is that this will bring the two walls closer together; the bad news is that you'll have to get out before you are squished like ketchup between two hamburger buns.

"You guys got about two minutes to figure this out," says the Dispatcher.

And yes, the darts are still flying.

[OOC] In previous online games, and tabletop for that matter, a hiatus usually means death of the game. I am having a great time playing, but am put off a bit by the lack of timliness. We have all supplied our e-mail addresses. Is it feasible to send an e-mail when the new episode is posted and a day or two before the player actions are due? [/OOC]

Having worked up a good amount of pendulocity, Skipito readies his kusarigama (I couldn't make the jump the first time, let's be prepared) and leaps for the light (2 ahead, 1 over) and slings out the weighted end of the weapon. Holding the haft of the sickle, Skipito swings.

If any of the floor folk are along the path, Skipito will ask that they leap up, and attempt to gram them and swing them to the safety of the lights. If there are no turtles along the route, this does not happen.

If a ninja is picked up, "Touche' and away!", unless it is Morboko, then "Like Errol Flynn, No?"

[OOC] Touche' Turtle was a Hanna-Barbara character of a swashbuckler in 17th century France, but swinging from the lights goes with that genre. Errol Flynn was an actor in several swashbuckling movies.[/OOC]

[OOC] I apologize for the lack of timeliness. "Work issues" doesn't really begin to cover it, alas. As for email updates, I can certainly do that, and will endeavour to do so starting with the next update, which I will strive to make on Sunday night, in keeping with the initial scheduled plans. [/OOC]

Ok guys, just got back yesterday. Sorry about the absence.

After hastily shoving rivets into various pockets, Bozuko, noticing the effectiveness of Skipito`s Tarzan light swinging, decides to join him.

That is, of course, assuming that Bozo is not along Skipito`s scoop path. I`m pretty sure he`s not.

Picking up a reasonably-sized piece of scrap metal from the ex-catwalk, he fastens a rope to it and prepares to throw the weighted end to Skipito after his current swing. (Yes, Bozo could use a grappling hook or something, but the metal is mainly to satisfy his own personal idiom/matter of honor: "I will always use weapons of opportuinity, when available")
Bozuko calls out:

"Friskito-san, would ya mind hookin` this to that light? We don't know how much weight these lights can take, so I'll wait until ya move on before I go."

"A government is a body of men usually notably ungoverned"
-Shepherd Book, from Joss Whedon's "Firefly"

[OOC] So we could have just waited a couple minutes and stepped/jumped from one catwalk to the other. Oh, well. I have poor impulse control anyway. [/OOC]

Now that Kitaro has his hands full of rivets, he goes to the left wall to check if the rivets fit, by chance, into the dart holes, and can used to plug them.
If they do, he starts jamming those holes with the rivets, so everyone can simply walk across the hall without getting shot.
assuming the rivets fit, he says:

"anyone care to help with these ?"

Toru continues his dash across the room, still ducking and weaving to avoid any hazards. When he reaches the wall, he begins to climb using the wire which he carried across with him. This wire is, of course, fixed at the other end near the door through which the Ninja intend to exit.