Ninja Burger PBP Episode 30 - 01/28/07


Dice roll summary:
Whutaguy/Skipito (Deliverator): 12 = 3
Arvo/Toru (Driver): 47 = 7
Zipdrive/Kitaro (Chef): 14 = 5 (we'll use my timestamp roll)
Lorthyne/Bozuko (Spotter): 44 = 8
Wroe/Rin (Navigator): 27 = 5

The Police: 14 = 5
The Pirate: 14 = 5

"Toru-san," says Skipito (3). "Turn up the narrowest alley you can fit this van through." He points to the pirate. "Chum here will, heh heh, walk the plank. The police will stop to avoid getting this odor on their cars." Skipito drags the pirate to the back door and awaits the signal.

"Alley. Right...." Rin scans her maps, but (5) can't really come up with anything off the top of her head. Luckily her Expert [+4]Drunken Mapster comes into play. She suggests turning right on Duboce, then right on Pearl, and hoping for an alley there. Instinct guides her.

Toru hits the gas confidently and sends everyone flying back into their seats as he weaves, dodges, and so on (7 + 4 = 11), forcing the police to fall way, way behind.

Pitching in is Bozo, who scans the weapons console for something that can give the team a little bit of an extra edge. He (8) and Kitaro (5) combine their skills, which amounts to pretty much hitting everything in sight. Caltrops, an oil slick, a smoke screen, and several types of condiments all squirt out of the back of the van. It's very noisy in the back of the van.

"Turn right now," says Rin.

"What?" says Toru.

"NOW!" shouts Rin.

"Ok," says Toru, taking a hard right into an alley.

"Ok," says Skipito, opening the back door of the van.


Four minutes later, the van is parked in the Ninja Burger garage, and four ninja and a pirate stumble out. The pirate, looking sheepish, is led off to be interrogated. The four ninja are led off in the other direction, to be interrogated as to why their fifth member is missing.

Hours go by. The interrogation is intense. It involves ants. Fire ants. Not regular fire ants, but literal fire ants. Ants that are on fire. Unfortunately this kills the ants, so they have to think of something else. You begin to grow concerned when they start talking about piranhas.

Then suddenly, without warning, the four of you are released, without further explanation.

On your way back to the locker room, someone clears their throat loudly behind you. You turn, and there's a ninja there, covered in oil, smoke, ketchup, feathers, mustard, wasabi, and caltrops. (Extreme Sportster [+4],Riding the Tao)

"Ouch," says Skipito.


And on that note, we'll put things on hiatus for a bit. I have another RPG I'm working on and a few other projects, and I would like to see if something else will start up in this forum. Thanks everyone for playing along; I hope it gave readers an idea of the basic flow of a PDQ game and inspired a few people to try playing things loose in their own games.

The five ninja who made it to the end each gain 5 Honor points.

Thanks a lot for running the game Aeon, it's been great. Nice wrap.

Let us know if you decide to run another one down the track.

I definitely want to try out a "real life" PDQ game.

The game I am developing is a "real life" PDQ game, sort of. If there's enough interest (at least 4 players) I would be willing to try running that here. I don't want to say anything about the game or setting because that would spoil it, but I will say this: it's not a comedy.

No more Ninja Burger? Now I've got to find some other way to waste time on the internet. Thanks Aeon, it's been a blast. Any chance of this kicking back up again?

This "real life" game sounds intriguing. I'm up for it.

Thanks Aeon its been a blast!!!

If you end up needing players for the'real life' game, I'll totally go for that.

I can do real life. I do dread not having a game to look forward to nearly weekly. Count me in. Please.

The Skipito Friskito themesong and video.

Thanks for the game, aeon and everybody else. It was a blast.

Count me in the "interested in more forum gaming" list (PDQ included).