But without enough Mules there’s not much to scout for…
Anyone waiting to sign up may do so… it’s 8:00!
Go! Go, you sorry sonsabitches…
Well, anyway. Door’s open until midnight (and probably thereafter, for a while at least). First mission will be posted in about 12 hours or so!
There are a few NPC Mules, anyway, certainly enough for our purposes in most situations. But it would, indeed, be nice to have more than one player be a Mule.
Junior will be a busy Teamster!
If anyone’s having trouble choosing a vehicle, I wouldn’t be surprised to seeing a Toyota Hilux out in the wasteland.
Sounds like a reasonable* choice. Care to show the rest of 'em how it’s done…?
We’d love to have you tearing around in the Wasteland with us!
*Edit: The only car I ever bought new was a 1994 Hilux (well, I bought it in the States, so it’s just a Toyota Pickup) with a 5-speed and 22R-E 4 cylinder. 2-wheel drive. Paid $7500 for it, brand-new at Toyota of El Cajon, as it was one of the very last shipment (built in October '94) before the new-for-1995 Tacomas appeared on the lot, similarly-equipped for around $11K.
I gave it to my niece a few years back, and she’s still driving it around Alaska with over 290,000 miles on it.
That truck will outlive us all.
You are, presumably, aware of Top Gear’s (unsuccesful) attempts to kill a Hilux by drowning it, setting fire to it and putting it on top of a high rise before it was demolished?
Do you really want to start in 12 hours? You don’t want to wait a while and see if we get a few more players?
Indeed! And it never failed to start. Those episodes were actually where I learned that Toyota Pickups had an actual name outside of the States.
The only thing I’d change about the 22R is the fact that it’s an interference engine. Still, I didn’t change the timing chain and gears until 250,000 miles and then only because I lost interest in rolling the dice when my niece was getting ready to drive the truck to Alaska. Not once did any part of that truck ever fail. I broke a thing or two myself, and wear and tear items like brake pads (and a clutch one time, also at 250,000 miles) were routinely replaced, but nothing ever actually broke on its own.
Some say this thing has been driven across the arctic without freezing, that it wandered through a lava field without melting, that it floats on water if you find any that’s deep enough . The odometer’s broken and I’m not sure if any of that’s true, but it sure does start when you need it to.
Character: Channing Hunter
Vehicle: 1988 Toyota Hilux
Favorite Possessions: My trusty lab Rusty, a hefty breaker bar, and the ever useful truck winch.
Most excellent! Here comes a PM with a link to the registration form.
Finally another Escort! This thing has really come together.
I’m callin’ it, everyone. We’ve got 13 stalwart drivers (two of which still need to send in their registration forms!! Talkin’ at you, @kingannoy and @Mister44!) which is definitely enough to have a good time with. Tomorrow’s mission is essentially a travel mission (you still have to actually get to Huntington Beach, y’know) so this is a soft lock. Maybe others will join us on the morrow, but we won’t wait.
Stat rolls in the morning, followed by Round One travel missions! Keep an eye out for the Badass Dragons of the Wasteland - Round One thread!
Until then, don’t take any irradiated nickels.
Ha ha good one yes! Yes they do they do, they do, but finding them that’s the thing eh? Teat on a bull’s behind and all that, eh?
I grew up on the other side of the pond, in the beginning we used to do most things on bikes, best fuel efficiency but awful range, after SHITGO hit the market most people switched back to cars.
After getting bored I decided to hitch a ride to somewhere else, I signed up as a “galley slave” helping power the SHITGO engines of a empty oil tanker travel back to the last struggling oil wells. From there I got on another (half full) tanker and made it to the wastelands you seem to call home.
Traded my wages for a nice ride, splurged on a black paint job (hold the shine please, I like it matte) and that’s when I heard of this grand space faring adventure, how could I resist?
Character: Mike “Nervous” Snelvuur
Vehicle: Matte black 1970 Pontiac Firebird
Possessions: I got the parts that once made up my bike but don’t seem to recall how they go back together again.
No can do, a bit overwhelmed with other stuff right now.
But if I was playing I’d have a 1967 Pontiac Catalina Station Wagon in Midnight Blue with the stock 428cu 375 horsepower block, a steel timing gear salvaged from a 69 GTO, aftermarket headers and 4-bbl carb, and a rear-firing scrap cannon made from 10 feet of salvaged titanium heat exchanger pipe (because it’s already rifled, y’know?).
150 mph easy, good acceleration considering the 2 ton base weight, with room for cats and girlfriends. Can drive away from being t-boned by an 18-wheeler. 8’ x 4’ x 2.5’ main cargo area with the back seat folded down, as well as additional cargo storage under the rear deck to keep the litter box from flying around the main compartment.
Only problem would be that you’d only get about 6mpg on that once you replaced the huge expanses of glass with steel and hearse panels. Probably need an extra gas tank… but there’d be plenty of room for one in that boat!
It’s a shame that you can’t join. I hope you can read along and live vicariously through the players.
Also, a General Announcement:
We are going to allow late signups during the first few rounds. The game is set up in such a way that it’s relatively easy to add characters during gameplay, and since we didn’t come close to meeting our maximum number, people can feel free to hop in a little later.
Sign me up and let me go!!
Excellent! Keep an eye out for a PM containing the (super-simple) registration form. Once you’ve sent it in, your stats will be rolled, we’ll send 'em to you, and you can introduce your bad self and pick your mission in the Round One thread!
If there is still room I am in. New to this though so have a little mercy on me.
Fear not! Plenty of room, and even though I’m running this particular game, it’s only my second door game! If you’ve read the earlier threads, you see it’s more about the players’ imagination rather than any particular skill.
Keep an eye out for a PM containing the Registration form! Fill it out (it’s short, all of five questions), send it in, we’ll roll your stats and send them to you, then you can introduce yourself to everyone in the Round One thread and pick your mission! And feel free to ask any questions you want if any confusion arises.
Glad to have you!
Ohh, this sounds fun. Middle of the night here,though, and work tomorrow so no time for carbuilding or missions until about 1800 CET. Would that be ok?