Page 304 - Road Rage

2nd Aug 2018, 8:00 AM in Cruel Dilemma
Page 304 - Road Rage
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MagicMixture 2nd Aug 2018, 8:00 AM edit delete
MagicMixture
EDIT: I was in a quite a bit of pain yesterday that I couldn't sit and work, and I now need sleep. Next page will be up Saturday morning. Definitely.

Okay, I came up with a new rule involving XANA possessing things. You can try to control or influence whatever it is XANA has, but if you reach the DC, your actions would be maybe half successful than normal. Example: if you rolled a natural 20 to SLAM the brakes of a runaway and possessed car, the brake pedal would move, but slowly as XANA fights back. Some actions may need a second round to complete, depending on what you're doing.

I didn't think of this during Log Book, but, to be fair, it was a spur of the moment decision both in-story and in real life.

Transcript

Andy: Which would you like? Take your pick.
Eric: Hmm, I'll take the front one.
Andy: Gotcha.
Eric: So what skill works for operating this?
Andy: Drive.
Eric: . . . Is the driving age lower in France?
Andy: No clue. But we can at least turn the wheel.
Taylor: If you two are done with your telepathic conversation, roll Drive.
<ROLL>
Andy: Ugh, 8.
<ROLL>
Eric: 13.
Taylor: Your attempts have no effect.
Andy: I ram my bulldozer in the other one!
Eric: What?!
Taylor: Make a Drive check since XANA's controlling it.
<ROLL>
Andy: 14. So close!
Eric: You're lucky you didn't succeed, or your character would have a lung transplant.
Rachel: That doesn't sound like much of a threat.
Eric: Minus the lung.
Andy: Okay, okay! Sorry!
Eric: Just take the keys out of the ignition.
Taylor: There aren't any keys.
Eric: Then how is it running?
Taylor: XANA. Who can manipulate machines and electricity in general.
Eric: But don't construction machines mainly run on diesel fuel?
Taylor: I knew this was going to come up, and I came prepared for you, mister!
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Cloy552 2nd Aug 2018, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Even if it's diesel cars still use electicity~

I remember when I was younger my brother and I accidentally drained our car's battery and we couldn't get it to start so our parents had to call a tow truck to jumpstart it.
MagicMixture 2nd Aug 2018, 12:09 PM edit delete reply
MagicMixture
Oh man, that sucks. At least you got help.

And I figured that diesel vehicles used electricity, but Eric doesn't know that. ;)
Vanacan 4th Aug 2018, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
The issue isn’t that starting them uses electricity, it’s that moving the wheel and sticks don’t use electricity or even generate electricity from being moved. The best reasoning I can think of is that *maybe* xana is throwing up a huge electromagnet that is precise enough to precisely control the parts of the bulldozers separately, but with that kinda juice he could probably just break whatever he’s doing directly instead of having loud machines try and do it.
Vanacan 4th Aug 2018, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
But then again his powers don’t actually make sense in relation to the whole “I can make this teddy bear giant and strong enough to crush walls” so there’s no reason to get hung up on this detail, they use electricity so Xana can make them do stuff.
Guest 1st Nov 2018, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
on a side note, if anyone's wondering i think the driving age in France is 18.
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