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The Starcaster Chronicles 06.23

July 6, 2018 by Tim


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Jetroid
3 years ago

That’s no federation fighter… it’s a space st— I mean, bounty hunter!

Vlad
Vlad
3 years ago
Reply to  Jetroid

Nice one hehe

Edwin
Edwin
3 years ago

Supercurious… Everything Speck touches melts… how do his joysticks not melt?

Ashi
Ashi
3 years ago
Reply to  Edwin

The metal they’re made from is Mimion-proof

Erik B
Erik B
3 years ago
Reply to  Edwin

Specifically Nivium. This gets talked about in every comment thread. Mimion’s can’t melt nivium. that’s what his walker is made of, it’s what his gloves from the previous comic are made of, it’s what his slippers are made of. It’s what certain containment cells are made of in federation outposts.

Etherpromo
Etherpromo
3 years ago

At least the security guard was able to keep his hands!

Mike
Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Etherpromo

Well, at least one.

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
3 years ago

*rolls across the ground*

Entercoven
Entercoven
3 years ago

Were this D&D, would this be more of a Nat1 roll, or a surprise encounter (from the Players perspective, IE Cort, Speck, Nyrah, as they had no idea whats going on outside).

Just a bit of fun curiosity.

tiamatt
tiamatt
3 years ago
Reply to  Entercoven

Probably surprise encounter. Like I guess if the DM really wanted to he could’ve had the Speck player do a roll to see if he noticed the fighter on sensors or something, but that knowledge really wouldn’t change what they were doing (like Speck still needed to open the door, they still need to get the heck out of there and flying out is still their only option) so seems kinda pointless imo. It would be one of those “Congrats, you passed! You get practically nothing out of it but congrats!” checks and those are rarely fun.

Stephen
Stephen
3 years ago
Reply to  Entercoven

DM
“I have devised a sophisticated challenge which will force you to go into hiding on this station. There you will meet the underground resistance movement and….”

Players
“Hey, let’s bust out!”

DM
…… “Yes, AND you encounter an incredible threat that was most definitely on its way to face you already and not something I just pulled out of my ass.”

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Stephen

Pilot: “I fire all my missiles at the incoming threat!”

DM: “”You… you’re still in the docking bay. You don’t even want to launch before–”

Pilot: “WOO!!! Eighteen!”

DM: “…..I quit.”

wkz
wkz
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

The better DM reply would be:

DM: The explosion lights up the loading bay, alerting everyone within sight. In moments, an entire armada appears in your view as they change course in your direction

Pilot: That’s cheating!

Melkior
Melkior
3 years ago

I believe this is the stolen fighter which if memory serves, has had its weapons and navigation shut down by remote control, leaving nothing but the bypassed engines still running.

So if Cort is quick, the most he should have to fear from this particular ship is not running into it, or it not running into him, which (considering that the other ship’s navigation systems are off-line) shouldn’t be that difficult to accomplish.

The one thing which might be a problem is if the fighter decides to do a suicide run and crash into them before Cort can take off.

Brent
Brent
3 years ago

Oh….oh, that’s GOOD, Tim. Drawing Gorb like that so we can’t quite tell whether his final injuries are physical or just mental/emotional…..I approve. Well done.

And hey, they got reunited pretty quickly, all things considered. Should have expected a suicide crash appearance by Mr. Happy to ruin the final moments.

….Are we SURE Cort’s not in a proper state to starcast?

Roderick
Roderick
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Gorb has at least one of his hands. If Nyrah can get by, he can too!

The Schaef
The Schaef
3 years ago

Womp womp

Redemption_rocks
Redemption_rocks
3 years ago
Reply to  The Schaef

Whelp, just when things couldn’t get any worse…

Tim
Tim
3 years ago

“Stay in touch” /iseewhatyoudidthere

Arcatus
Arcatus
3 years ago

It looks like there is a fold on the sleeve there,..

Did speck “just” melt off one hand?

Burajon
Burajon
3 years ago
Reply to  Arcatus

I believe that’s his leg. He’s sitting on the floor with his legs pulled up close.

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Arcatus

Burajon’s right. The whimpering ball of tears formerly known as Gorb has currently assumed what’s known as the fetal position, so that sleeve you see is actually his upper right leg

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Further thought – if we can see his upper right leg like that, I think it’s a safe bet that the rest if his right leg is also fine, which means at least 62% of his limbs are still attached (right leg and lower, left arm and attached, upper right arm)

Heldarion
Heldarion
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Given the fact that Gorb hasn’t passed out, I assume he’s fine and dandy (as much as anyone can be in such a situation).

A side not for Tim: I’d appreciate if the site stopped logging me out every week, especially since I checked the “remember me” box.

CWolfxUK
CWolfxUK
3 years ago
Reply to  Heldarion

Heldarian:
Do you clear cookies reguarly.
Do you have something lile CCleaner or some other cleaner that strips cookies?
Do you have any other privacy settings that clear cookies on the browser you use?

If any of the above – there is your problem.

Heldarion
Heldarion
3 years ago
Reply to  CWolfxUK

No, no and no. And other sites don’t log me out ever.

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago

I knew this was going to well! >.<

Del Cox
Del Cox
3 years ago

I don’t know why, but that’s a really satisfying “dun dun dun” moment. The exasperation is set up and delivered just right.

RMagepedia
3 years ago
Reply to  Del Cox

DUN DUN DUN

Ven
Ven
3 years ago

…Speck, close the door again, please

Nick
Nick
3 years ago
Reply to  Ven

That’s… not how it works. *digs face into hands*

Darkening
Darkening
3 years ago

That walker’s a lot more mobile than I’d realized if it’s able to jump like that. Hm.

Commentary Ver.2.72
Commentary Ver.2.72
3 years ago

At… at least the ship has no functional weapons?