Ninja Burger PBP Episode 10 - 7/23/06


Dice roll summary:
Whutaguy/Skipito: 36 = 9
Arvo/Toru: 54 = 9
Zipdrive/Kitaro: 33 = 6
Lorthyne/Bozuko: 21 = 3
Morbus/Morboko: = N/A
Axiomatic/Haruko: = N/A
SBP/Hidoi : = N/A

Bozuko tosses a handful of rivets down on the ground, hoping to trigger the darts. Unfortunately for him (and the rest of the team), the rivets scatter a bit more widely than he expected. The good news is that he learns that pressure on the floor does indeed trigger the darts. The bad news is that one of the darts strikes a stray rivet and flies up, hitting Bozuko in the buttockal area (i.e., the ass). The sweet stinging sensation of pure wasabi washes over him, and he takes one rank of damage.

[OOC] Since this is the first time we're causing damage to anyone, let me know if you need a walkthrough on how to do that, in case the rules aren't clear for you. Essentially what you'll be doing is temporarly reducing one of your Qualities by a factor of 2 (one rank). So, for example, let's say that you want to reduce your "Finding Use For Garbage" Quality. Your character would look like this:

Average [0] Ninja
Good [+2] Spotter
Good [+2] at Projectile Guidance
Average [0] at Finding Use for Garbage
Poor [-2] at Standing Out

Stung by Wasabi, Bozuko sort of manages to shout something at Dispatch, but Dispatch only goes "Hunh? Can you say that again with less screaming?"

Skipito, standing nearby, stuffs a wad of cloth into the exhaust pipe and jams it in place. the engine noises on the other side of the wall grow a little more faint and sputtery.

Kitaro doesn't find anything interesting beneath the catwalk, and clambers up to the door in time to help Toru with the rope.

Dispatch chimes in: "Well, I can't be sure, but it looks like everything in there is sort of weight triggered. Maybe the catwalk you're on is like a big scale, and when all seven of you make it across, the door will open automatically. Of course, that would be a problem, since two of you are buried under rubble across the room, eh?" [OOC] See Episode 5 [/OOC]

"If dispatch is correct about the weight issue, we should be able to simulate the extra three to 400 pounds by pushing up on the walls, Thusly"
Skipito pushes up on the walls.
"If four of us apply 50 pounds of force each, the fifth should be able to open the door"

" That, or we can all try and jump up at the same time, throwing our weight around, so to speak " (compulsive pun-maker [-2])

After passing the rope around to the other Ninja, and grabbing on himself, Toru flexes his biceps dramatically. He braces against the wall, and joins Skipito in pushing down on the catwalk.


Bozuko will reduce his Finding Use For Garbage quality to Average [0] for the sake of damage.

His face resembling a leopard in labor, Tadokoro Bozuko roars in pain. Snatching the dart out of his gluteal area, Bozo almost throws it aside in anger, but he is overcome by his own oddities. He pockets the wasabi dart ("I'll use you someday. Just wait.....").

With sweat streaming down his face and wasabi stinging his caboose, Bozuko drives his arms into the ceiling with the combined might of a well-trained ninja and the adrenaline coursing through his endocrine system. Gutteral noises emit from his mouth, as much as an expression of pain as to empower his physical feat.

"And after it rains, there's a rainbow
And all of the colors are black
It's not that the colors aren't there,
It's just imagination they lack"
-from Simon & Garfunkel's "My Little Town"

Kitaro, not to be out-ninja-d, hunkers down and puts his back to the wall,straining upwards with one hand on the door handle, to turn it when possible.