Ninja Burger PBP Episode 15 - 9/4/06
Dice roll summary:
Whutaguy/Skipito (Deliverator): 21 = 3
Arvo/Toru (Driver): 54 = 9
Zipdrive/Kitaro (Chef): 37 = 6
Lorthyne/Bozuko (Spotter): 01 = 7
Wroe/Rin (Navigator): 48 = 8
Rocketing down California at about twice the posted speed limit, the team struggles to get their comm link functional. Toru does a good job of keeping the van straight amidst all the fuss, and despite his poor navigational talents he manages to get the team going more or less in the right direction. The clever driving helps him avoid a few pesky stop lights, and the van is at the corner of California and Van Ness before you know it. As to the matter of the fuel tank rupturing, Toru is pretty sure that the fuel tank on this particular van (and all Ninja Burger vans) is heavily reinforced, due to the likelihood of coming under attack from enemies (gunfire, shuriken, etc.).
Bozuko, Rin and Kitaro manage to cobble something together in a few seconds (3 + 6 + 2 + 2 +2 = 15) out of some van components; we'll say the net effect of this is to add two points to the van's Satellite uplink without seriously damaging any other components:
Expert [+4] Ninja Burger Delivery Van
Good [+2} Satellite uplink currently reduced to Average [+0]
Good [+2] Armor
Good [+2] Camouflage
Of course, this needs to be placed on the roof to function, and Skipito is the man for that job. He scurries through the roof hatch and plants it in place, but all that stunt driving by Toru knocks him off balance (3 + 2 Extreme Sportster = 5), and Skipito finds himself sliding all the way out of the hatch as the van skids around a corner. He's now on top of the van, hanging on to the device cobbled together by his teammates.
However, this does not disable the device, which allows Dispatch to suddenly cut in clearly over your headsets.
Dispatch: "...repeat, Market and Van Ness, three car accident, blocking all lanes. Avoid at all costs. Also, what the heck are you guys doing? Trying to get seen? Skipito, get back in that van!"
This is, of course, precisely the moment when the squirrel darts out in front of the van.
Rin, you know that Gough would be an excellent alternative to Van Ness, heading south, if you can time the lights just right.