I’ve made a couple of references to the “evil korp” that the PCs are currently pitted against. This corporation was originally created by the previous GM but only as a means to force the PCs to crew on a different ship for the duration of his run. We’d run into these people during yet another GM’s run (though they were unnamed) so they came back to haunt us. Thus, I needed to stat them out.
So, in the process of planning for session 4.07, I started leaning toward a flying car chase ala the one in the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC for Mass Effect 2. This led me to the otherwise forgettable Total Recall remake which had some really cool flying cars in them. I’m calling them skimmers.
Definitely smaller than my other pistol, but that’s going to be perfect for CCW.
In the course of my planning for this second adventure of our ‘fourth season’ of Traveller, I realized I needed an exterior … agent of the Imperium (without, you know, actually being that character from the novel.) Simultaneously, I had been reading a bunch of Dan Abnett’s 40K books and was greatly influenced by his Eisenhorn and Ravenor series, both of whom are Imperial Inquisitors. And then, long ago, I was a massive fan of Star Wars and their old EU introduced the notion of the Emperor’s Hand which I always dug. Finally, Altered Carbon came out on Netflix which led me to reading the first book … and from that whole mixed up marshmallow mess has come the Imperial Envoys.
As stated in my recap for 4.06, some of the actions of the PCs have forced me to rewrite and seriously re-evaluate my plans for future installments.
The TL;DR outline recap can be found here if one doesn’t want to listen to almost 4 hours.
I was worried about this session, but it turned out pretty okay.
I totally bought this today: Springfield Mod.2 Sub-Compact.
We’ve only got one psion in our group and he’s my character, so ultimately this isn’t all that relevant as it won’t really come into play that frequently, but knowing how this works in “my” Traveller universe is probably a good idea.
Caught Black Panther last night and, contrary to my concerns (which stemmed entirely from the overhyping of the movie by various entertainment mediums), I enjoyed it. Unlike the before-mentioned mediums, I don’t think it was the best thing that Marvel has put out in the theaters – that is and remains Captain America: The Winter Soldier – but I definitely think this was one of the better ones. That said, it does have some issues that bothered me. Spoilers ahead so I’ll hide them behind the break.