Ninja Burger PBP Episode 25 - 12/05/06 "Day of the Ninja" Edition
Dice roll summary:
Whutaguy/Skipito (Deliverator): 04 = 10
Arvo/Toru (Driver): 16 = 7
Zipdrive/Kitaro (Chef): 03 = 9
Lorthyne/Bozuko (Spotter): 33 = 6
Wroe/Rin (Navigator): 13 = 4
Poor [-2] Sense of Decency
Good [+2] Pirate Pizza Employee
Expert [+4] Carjacking
Poor [-2] Fashion Sense
Expert [+4] Escaping At the Last Minute
Master [+6] Pirate Captain
In the van...
The pirates did not, in fact, drop the wires, and when they hit, Rin is able to easily grasp the wires and begins to tie up one of the pirates (4 +2 Computers = 6). Not a great roll, but that doesn't indicate failure -- just lack of completion. The pirate could easily shake the wires off if you stop there, or you can continue to wrestle and tie and maybe get him hogtied if you come up with a creative way to do so.
Toru sets the handbrake and releases the seat at the same time, a rather complex maneuver under the circumstances which he almost pulls off. Almost. He does indeed get the brake set, and flips the seat lever, sending him tumbling into the back [+2 Acting Ninja] amidst the tangle of pirates and wires. However, in the process, his foot kicks the hand brake again, and...
[OOC] Let's all flash back a moment here, to http://www.gamegrene.com/node/664
"Toru guns the engine before the airbag light has had a chance to go out, before he knows where he's going, before, even, anyone gets their seatbelts on. He manages to get the van up the ramp and onto the road [roll of 4 + Stunt Driver of 2 = 6), but in so doing the van gains some air, scrapes the top of the tunnel, and then hits the road and bottoms out. Something that looks and sounds important clunks around and falls off."
What nobody noticed at the time was that the bottoming-out part also had an effect, and that becomes clear now...
...the brake dislodges and slips loose, and the van begins to roll backwards, right towards the delivery location. People begin to scurry in all directions, including...
Bozo, who, as he mumbles "Ninja Spotter en route, Skipito-san. Hang in there," pauses for a moment to grab a garbage can and rummage through it (6 + Finding Use for Garbage +2 = 8). Inside are a bunch of beer bottles, some soiled napkins, and a few unidentifiable lumps of something that you don't want to know what it is. Also there is a large deer antler, apparently broken off from something mounted over a fireplace somewhere. 8 points worth.
Skipito mocks the Captain. "...The phrase you want is more like 'I be havin' the customer hither' or some such twaddle."
"Arrrrrrrr," says the Pirate Captain. "Ye be right. I'll..."
Btu Skipito continues to stall.
"I, 'Skipito Friskito, Deliverator of Legend,' will follow with your traditions and challenge you to a duel with swords. Will you kindly step away from the customer? Stupid splatters."
"Arrrrrrrr ye about finished?" says the Pirate Captain as Skipito draws his Ninja-to. "Good. Now, I'll be makin' ye a deal. Ye fights me and wins, and I'll let yer precious customer go and ye can complete yer order."
He pauses for a moment and surveys the situation.
"Arrrrrrr, two on two. Not hardly fair. Let's even the odds." With a wave of the Captain's hooked hand, the other pirate in the hallway dodges down the stairs past Kitaro and disappears into the gloom.
"There, now ye gots a chance, arrrrr." he says. He shoves the customer to the floor and flourishes his cutlass.
Kitaro stands and pulls out some shuriken.
"Skipito, I got your back," he says.
Both of you get a really strange vibe about this whole thing. It doesn't seem very piratelike to give you a numerical advantage.