Badass Space Dragon - Round 4 - Kill Don Mondo


#1

Missions & Shopping Due - Sat-9/26 - 11pm (PST)

Results

The booze is flowing thanks to several trips to visit the monks of Benemede. Mysterious packages have been flying all over the place despite Don Mondo's best efforts to stop them. We should also announce that Captain Paul Seldon of the Ironclad Cochrane has become Marshal Paul Seldon, keep your eyes open and head down, he's already caught his first smuggler.

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Aluminum Mallard 21/100 19 19 18 13 20 $31020 NONE 9

Flying with a hangover is bad enough without a pack of Booze Houndbots hunting you. You got pretty picked apart before you ducked them. And hey, all that activity about wiped out the hang over!

**-2 HP** | Ugh.. Hangover.
**-77 HP** | Five Booze Houndbots.
**+$14,000, +1 GRIT** | Rivers of Moonshine!
**+2 LK** | Cask of Honey Wine!

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Burnt Asbestos 43/100 14 15 13 14 16 $8424 NONE 8

**No Action Today** | -1 GRIT
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Cepheus Maiden 78/100 20 18 19 22 18 $32950 NONE 9

That's some funny math for an android, you may want to run some diagnostics.

It was a good run. The monks tell some surprisingly dirty jokes and you only got hit by one Booze Houndbot.

**-$3200, +2 SH** | Deflecto Coating
**-$3500, +3 EN** | Night Classes
**-$2000** | Mission Supplies : Moonshine
**-2 HP** | Ugh.. Hangover.
**-15 HP** | Fought One Booze Houndbot.
**+$14,000, +1 GRIT** | Rivers of Moonshine!
**+2 LK** | Cask of Honey Wine!

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Cobra II 50/102 18 23 21 22 15 $24150 NONE 10

You were met by unexpected guests. You're not sure what was in that package but it must be important and the lizards who attacked you looked like they were probably working for Mondo.

**-$5000, +5 FP** | Homing Missiles
**-$5000, +5 ST** | Nightshade
**-$1000, +1 LK** | Clover Soup
**-$1000, +2 MAX HP** | Hull Denisty Adjustment
**-$1000, +1 SH** | Flak Bursts
**-$100, +$150** | Sand Fish
**-$20** | 1 x Jug Rot-Gut
**-$5** | Space Bums
**-52 HP** | Battle: Unexpected Guests!! Totally unexpected.
**+$24,000, +1 GRIT** | Package Delivered
**+1 GRIT** | Battle Scars
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Das Boot 82/100 20 24 23 20 22 $14010 NONE 9

Thick shields have prevented Das Boot from becoming Das Chewtoy. Only one Booze Houndbot got through and it hardly left a dent.

**-$3200, +32 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$5000, +5 FP** | Homing Missiles
**-$4000, +4 ST** | Nightshade
**-$3000, +3 LK** | Clover Soup
**-$4000, +4 SH** | Flak Bursts
**-$2000** | Mission Supplies : Moonshine
**+1 EN** | Ship Profile
**-2 HP** | Ugh.. Hangover.
**-12 HP** | One Booze Houndbot.
**+$14,000, +1 GRIT** | Rivers of Moonshine!
**+2 LK** | Cask of Honey Wine!

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Dracarys 81/105 21 21 20 13 18 $24222 NONE 10

The package was delivered but you had some.. unexpected guests. The first exchange was a warning but your second volley went right up their nose, a display of your incredible skill.. or perhaps luck had something to do with it? Either way, you sunk those guys with alarming efficiency and almost certainly made the highlight reel.

**-$5500, +55 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$1000, +1 FP** | Homing Missiles
**-$3000, +3 EN** | Glorious Gadgets, Gizmos and Gewgaws
**-$200, +$220** | Blue Algae
**-$20** | 1 x Jug Rot-Gut
**-24 HP** | Battle: Unexpected Guests!! Totally unexpected.
**+$24,000, +1 GRIT** | Package Delivered
**+1 GRIT** | Incredible Shot
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Dubdub 37/100 13 15 19 15 24 $24500 NONE 8

Someone wanted to stop you from delivering that package. They didn't.

**-$4000, +40 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$3500, +3 EN** | Night Classes
**-$2000, +2 LK** | Clover Soup
**-50 HP** | Battle: Unexpected Guests!! Totally unexpected.
**+$24,000, +1 GRIT** | Package Delivered

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Bongo Fury 66/104 24 14 14 16 17 $16774 NONE 7

You took a little damage from the booze houndbots but you may be the only person in all of Charybdis to leave Benemede without a hangover. Amazing!

**-$5000, +4 FP** | High Power Laser Array
**-$2000, +4 MAX HP** | Hull Denisty Adjustment
**-$500, +5 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$2000** | Mission Supplies : Moonshine
**+1 GRIT** | No Hangover!!
**-38 HP** | Two Booze Houndbots.
**+$14,000, +1 GRIT** | Rivers of Moonshine!
**+2 LK** | Cask of Honey Wine!

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Grey Mouser 54/100 18 17 22 19 19 $14327 NONE 8

The ugly bags of water will be pleased!

**-$200, +2 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$3000, +3 FP** | Homing Missiles
**-$4000, +4 SH** | Flak Bursts
**-$2000** | Mission Supplies : Moonshine
**-2 HP** | Ugh.. Hangover.
**-44 HP** | Three Booze Houndbots.
**+$14,000, +1 GRIT** | Rivers of Moonshine!
**+2 LK** | Cask of Honey Wine!

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Hobar 0/100 0 0 0 0 0 $0 NONE 8

**Flowers** | A gift from the Senescent Wanderer.

**~~ Dead ~~**
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Hoosier Mama 74/104 19 17 18 19 17 $10220 NONE 6

**No Action Today** | -1 GRIT
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
I.M.V. Flatulent Deity 32/100 23 20 20 20 19 $25012 NONE 9

Caught napping is the polite term, we all know you were in the head. The first blast knocked everything loose and you flipped down the emergency control screen next to the captain's throne. It was brilliant putting a set of controls in there, perfect for just such an occasion.

**-$1600, +16 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$4000, +4 FP** | Homing Missiles
**-$1000, +1 EN** | Glorious Gadgets, Gizmos and Gewgaws
**-$2000, +2 ST** | Nightshade
**-$80** | Flowers
**-$100** | Mission Supplies : Lizard Bait
**-28 HP** | Uh-oh.. Caught Napping!
**-40 HP** | Battle: Bounty Hunter!
**+$25,000, +1 GRIT** | Mission Success!
**+1 GRIT** | Battle Scars
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Insane1 95/100 16 13 16 16 15 $17490 NONE 6

**No Action Today** | -1 GRIT

Re-categorize some topics plz?
#2

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Ironclad Cochrane 38/101 21 20 21 20 19 $5206 NONE 9

Your first mission as a Marshal was perhaps a cruel hazing for past transgressions. You were tasked with bringing in the long wanted Krisk Canton who pilots a sturdy, well maintained ship outfitted with strong shields. It was a lengthy battle and you took significant damage but you proved yourself and earned your badge.

The latest transmission from Marshal dispatch directs you to outfit your ship and join the hunt for Don Mondo.

**-$1400, +14 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$500, +1 MAX HP** | Hull Denisty Adjustment
**-$1000, +1 SH** | Flak Bursts
**-$3000, +3 EN** | Glorious Gadgets, Gizmos and Gewgaws
**-$2000, +2 ST** | Nightshade
**+1 EN** | Mission Reel
**-$500** | Trip to the Rim
**-63 HP** | Battle: Space Scum
**$+5000, +1 GRIT** | Mission Success!!
**Marshal Status & Amnesty** | Marshal Paul Seldon, a nice ring to it.
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
The Iron Giant 56/102 24 17 15 17 19 $24021 NONE 12

You shot down some unexpected guests, they looked like they could have been low end Mondo thugs before they smeared across the windshield. Package delivered.

**-$5000, +4 FP** | High Power Laser Array
**-$3200, +2 SH** | Deflecto Coating
**-$1000, +2 MAX HP** | Hull Denisty Adjustment
**-$100** | Space Mud
**-46 HP** | Battle: Unexpected Guests!! Totally unexpected.
**+$24,000, +1 GRIT** | Package Delivered
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Jewel of the Desert 55/101 20 19 22 18 19 $14200 NONE 10

Ella rarely throws things away, she probably knew she could make a sale. She's quite savvy.

Your time with the monks was enlightening, enjoy the honey wine!

**+1 GRIT** | Captain/Bridge Profile. Nice space cat.
**-$700, +7 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$500, +1 MAX HP** | Hull Denisty Adjustment
**-$20** | 1 x Jug Rot-Gut
**-$3000, +3 SH** | Flak Bursts
**-$2000, +2 FP** | Homing Missiles
**-$40** | Flowers
**-$2000** | Mission Supplies : Moonshine
**-$11** | Accessories
**-2 HP** | Ugh.. Hangover.
**-44 HP** | Three Booze Houndbots.
**+$14,000, +1 GRIT** | Rivers of Moonshine!
**+2 LK** | Cask of Honey Wine!

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Muddlin' Through 59/100 20 21 24 25 20 $24000 NONE 11

The package drew some attention from one of Mondos low level thugs but your dazzling nightshade must have stunned him. That and a generous helping of homing missiles.

**-$2000, +2 FP** | Homing Missiles
**-$3000, +3 SH** | Flak Bursts
**-$3000, +3 EN** | Glorious Gadgets, Gizmos and Gewgaws
**-$2000, +2 ST** | Nightshade
**-$2000, +2 LK** | Clover Soup
**-$90** | Flowers and a tip
**-41 HP** | Battle: Unexpected Guests!! Totally unexpected.
**+$24,000, +1 GRIT** | Package Delivered

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Nordstjärnan 51/111 21 15 27 18 14 $24000 NONE 10

The sand fish kept you company and they had worms. More company! And hey.. what's this.. even more company. Pew. Pew. Pew.

**-$2600, +26 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$5500, +11 MAX HP** | Hull Denisty Adjustment
**-$3500, +3 EN** | Night Classes
**-$5000, +4 FP** | High Power Laser Array
**-$3200, +2 SH** | Deflecto Coating
**-$200** | Sand Fish.. awww.. worms.
**-60 HP** | Battle: Unexpected Guests!! Totally unexpected.
**+$24,000, +1 GRIT** | Package Delivered
**+1 GRIT** | Battle Scars
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Pillar of Autumn 100/100 21 19 27 19 19 $1460 NONE 8

Tiny, one of Don Mondo's prime thugs looks you up and down and shakes his head, "This must be a broke unit, it actually thinks it's a Space Lizard!? Fine. Throw it out there. I give it a 50% chance of working."

"See. I told you it wouldn't work. Bounty hunters can tell a Space Lizard from some crazy robot. Crazy robot."

Hull repairs adjusted, that thing already looks great, maybe a hot wax?

**-$4100, +41 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$100** | Mission Supplies : Lizard Bait
**-$5000, +5 FP** | Homing Missiles
**-$5000, +5 SH** | Flak Bursts
**-$4000, +4 ST** | Nightshade
**-$300** | Bribe.
**-$40** | Flowers
**-** | Mission Failure.

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Pusillanimous Patty 67/102 23 20 20 27 18 $25000 NONE 8

**-$10** | Slide Rule
**-$100** | Polyester Flares
**-$100, +1 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$500, +1 MAX HP** | Hull Denisty Adjustment
**-$2000, +2 FP** | Homing Missiles
**-$8000, +8 ST** | Nightshade
**-$3000, +3 LK** | Clover Soup
**-$100** | Mission Supplies : Lizard Bait
**-35 HP** | Battle: Bounty Hunter!
**+$25,000, +1 GRIT** | Mission Success!
**+1 LK** | Crew Photos

**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Quisquiliae sStruem 8/100 16 20 14 18 19 $25200 NONE 9

You drift offf for just a moment and you're under fire. Damn! You jump to the console and take evasive action, tearing into your assailant. One quick round of vollies and it's over. The new guns did their job.

You're lucky the bounty hunter was well below average, this could have ended badly if they'd had more training. Your hull creaks.

**-$2000, +20 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$1000, +1 FP** | Homing Missiles
**-$100** | Mission Supplies : Lizard Bait
**-30 HP** | Uh oh... Caught napping.
**-25 HP** | Battle: Bounty Hunter!
**+$25,000, +1 GRIT** | Mission Success!
**+1 GRIT** | Battle Scars
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Senescent Wanderer 100/100 16 15 20 25 17 $8832 NONE 11

The flowers were a nice touch and your efforts to help the merchants were rewarded. They repaid you with a cash reward and some help upgrading your ship.

**-$5900, +59 HP** | Hull Repairs
**-$2000, +2 ST** | Nightshade
**-$40, +1 GRIT** | Flowers for the Hobar, a nice touch.
**-$500** | Mission Supplies : Good Samaritan
**+1 GRIT** | Good Samaritan
**+8500, +1 EN, +1 ST** | Mission Success! No Trap!
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Slidewinder 71/100 15 16 17 15 17 $12150 NONE 5

**No Action Today** | -1 GRIT
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
The TARD-iss 44/113 17 17 18 19 22 $14131 NONE 9

This tiny little ship inside a bottle was just floating in space. It reminds you of something. Maybe if you drink a little more you'll remember.

Speaking of drinking, look at all this moonshine and honey wine! It's gonna be a night!!!

**-$150** | 1 x Cask Rot-Gut
**-$5400, +4 ST** | Encryption Upgrade
**-$1000, +1 EN** | Glorious Gadgets, Gizmos and Gewgaws
**-$5500, +11 MAX HP** | Hull Denisty Adjustment
**-$2000** | Moonshine Mission Supplies
**+1 LK** | You found a Ship in a Bottle.
**-2 HP** | Ugh. Hangover.
**-67 HP** | Ugh. Four Booze Houndbots.
**+$14,000, +1 GRIT** | Rivers of Moonshine!
**+2 LK** | Cask of Honey Wine!
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Taurean Mule 34/100 13 15 15 18 17 $12900 NONE 5

An Android on its first job in Charybdis applying for a Human only mission? This unit is obviously malfunctioning and won't be around long enough to upload any tales. The shadowy figures doing the hiring smile broadly and negotiate you down to half of what the mission is worth.

**-66 HP** | Battle: Unexpected Guests!! Totally unexpected.
**+$12,000, +1 GRIT** | Package Delivered
**+1 GRIT** | Battle Scars
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **CASH** **HAT** **GRIT**
Zhe Shadow Pacifist 95/100 18 16 18 16 14 $12458 NONE 4

**No Action Today** | -1 GRIT

#3

Scrapyard Pete's Outer Space Outfitters

Business is down the tubes, what's the data? You're not picking up work... Or did you finally learn to fly straight?! Because you don't smell like you've been buying flowers over at that Ella's place.
I don't know how she gets her prices so low.. makes a guy look bad. I swear I wouldn't gouge you.. not too much. We're family!

Moonshine - Just in from Benemede! Top shelf product!
- $8000/Cask (+10 LK)

Rot-Gut - Flying off the shelf! It smells like a sock and tastes like a toe… but it’s got a helluva kick!
- $50/Jug
- $300/Cask

Hull Repairs - Maintenance is the key to survival.
- $110/HP

Hull Density Adjustment - Increases MAX HP.
- $520/HP

Double Mint Gun (+2 FP) - Double, Double your enjoyment.
- $2000 -

Deflecto Coating (+2 SH) - The deflecto coating will protect against dings and scratches from those pesky asteroids.
- $3200 - Slop it on as thick as you want!

Bit and Pieces (+1 EN) - Some androids knocked out a hive mind a few days ago and we pulled some great parts out when we scrapped it… like this… uhh. I’m sure it’s useful. Well there’s a lot of it, feel free to pick through the pile and see if there’s anything useful.
- $800/pallette -

Lucky Penny (+1 LK) - Look a the dates on these things! 1977! 1982!
- $2000

Ella's Backwater Botique

Greetings. I am Ella, the owner and operator of Ella's Backwater Botique. Located on the beautiful ocean planet of Alador, we carry unique handcrafted weapons and high quality electronics. If you grow weary of roughneck traders and inflated prices, please consider shopping with Ella. Civilization in the rough.

Sale today!

~Homing Missiles~ (+1 FP) - Delicious organic soup made from four leaf clovers and rabbit feet.
- $1200/ea -

~Flak Bursts~ (+1 SH) - A beautiful shower of objects with varied heat and molecular signatures.
- $1200/ea -

~Glorious Gadgets, Gizmos and Gewgaws~ (+1 EN) - Parts of all sorts!
- $1200/ea -

~Nightshade~ (+1 ST) - Hull paint with embeded pattern replication fillaments for cloaking. Defaults to a handsome charcoal black.
- $1200ea -

~ Hat ~ (+2 GRIT) - We carry hats of all sorts, Pork Pies have been popular lately but I reccomend the Bicorne De Marine. Hat boxes included.
- $10,000 (limit one) -

~Flowers~ - These would look very nice on your ship. Or grave.
- $40/boquet -

~Cat Food~ - The fancy kind. A delightful treat for cats or Space Lizards.
- $30/can -

~Coffin~ - One size fits all. Beautiful space mahogany. I hear there’s a big fight coming up?
- $2000 -


#4

Today's Mission - Kill Don Mondo

BEGIN: I.C.U.P. Bulletin

The Intergalactic Coalition of United Planets seeks talented professional pilots familiar with the Charybdis system to assist in the capture of the intergalactic criminal kingpin, DON MONDO.
MONDO is wanted dead or alive for smuggling, racketeering, the destruction of several coalition vessels and the murder of their crew.
Pilots will be outfitted with state of the art coalition technology to assist in their mission and generous stipends will be paid along with sanctioned salvage rights.
A bonus of $100,000 (+5 GRIT) will go to the ship that captures or eliminates Mondo.

END: I.C.U.P. Bulletin

Hello my friends,

There are those in the universe who would have
you believe that I am a criminal, a terrorist running a gang of
intergalactic thugs. This is not true.

I am a hardworking space lizard who grew up deworming sand fish on the
slime lines of Althorp, a little drop of an ocean planet in the heart
of Charybdis. I earned my way up the ladder and eventually bought my
own ship so that I could follow the same dream that many of you have.
Independence.

I think of myself as Charybdian above all else. I believe we are more
than a galaxy, we are a people. A family.

The Intergalactic Coalition of United Planets would have you believe
that Charybdis belongs to them, that our rich resources are not our
own, that our very lives are subject to their rule. I believe this is
wrong. Not only wrong, outrageous!

With this letter, I formally declare our independence.

We will not bow to the economic servitude of colonialism nor surrender
our rights to foreign powers. I will stand against any entity who
encroaches on our territories and threatens our people or resources.

Stand with me.

Don Mondo President of Charybdis

Mission 1 - Kill Don Mondo

It's strictly business, I'm sure he'll understand when you show up to bring him in.
**Mission Cost:** Supplies paid for by I.C.U.P. **Reward:** $40k on completion and salvage rights. **Bonus:** $100,000 (+5 GRIT) to the ship that eliminates Mondo. **Outfitting:** Each ship will be equipped with the following tech ***before*** the mission: **+4 FP, +4 SH, +4 EN, +4 ST**
**Risks:** These are the decisions that change a universe.
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **HAT** **GRIT**
The Badass Space Dragon 975/975 120 120 80 20 120 Fancy Bicorne 99

Mission 2 - Disrupt the Coalition

Maybe the old scab can actually do this?
**Mission Cost:** Paid for by Don Mondo and Friends **Reward:** +10 GRIT for signing up. Salvage rights if we win. All you the booze you can fit on your ship. **Risks:** These are the decisions that change a universe.
**Ship** **HP** **FP** **SH** **EN** **ST** **LK** **HAT** **GRIT**
I.C.U.P. Advance Squadron 1200/1200 100 100 100 100 50 Bowlers 52

**Sit out this round -5 GRIT**
**Round 4 ends Saturday, Sept 28th at 11pm (PST)**
Questions? Comments? Post them in the [Rules & Gameplay Thread][1].

Badass Space Dragon 2.0 - Registration
#5

The Mysterious Package reward listed yesterday was 24k spacebucks…did XXXXX pull a bait-and-switch and decide to reward just half that? I wouldn’t put it past him/her/it to do such a thing…

Also, the +4 bonus for Mission 1, is that a permanent upgrade, or just for the duration of the mission?


#6

True. Fixing!


#7

Might wanna double check the stats on the ICUP ships in today’s mission 2 description too


#8

Check all the ships that did ‘Package’ I think you might’ve stiffed some other captains.


#9

Aww. I liked it when it said Cash - Bowlers.


#10

I just received this transmission, fowarding in case anyone is in the area.

+++++ EMERGENGY FREQUENCY ULTRA-WAVE TRANSMISSION BEGINS +++++

I.S.L.S QUI$QUILIAE SSTR3U* EMERGEN~Y TR#NSM4SSION. STAR>ATE "Q13.27*.239.

CALL^NG ALL SHIPS. MAYDAY. MAYDA%. DAMAJE HEAVY. BERG3NHO&M DRI{E OFFLINE. LIFE SUPP0RT t3%. HULL 1NTEGRITY 8%. MULTIPLE CASU8LTIES. 10% qPERATiNG COM>UTER C8PABILIT#. L*CATI)N 34.)86:1@.540:74.0(% ROUTE D%RECT VELANT?A PRIME SUB-3THER ENGIN"S. REQU45T PR!ORITY LAN/*NG AN] IM@EDI4$E )EDIC?L SUP@.%(

+++++ ULTRA-WAVE TRANSMISSION LOST +++++


#11

Yep, fixed it.


#12

Never point a gun at a friend, never point a friend at an enemy.
      ~ Hawk Granger, Space Ranger


#13

HOLY FLURKING sSCHNITT! Am I a lucky litle lizard or what?! I think sSome repairssssss might be in order.

Quisquiliae sStruem


sStarting Cash: $25200

Hull Repairs * 92: $10120, +92 HP (almost as good as new. The fuzzy dice even have a new bit of string)
Deflecto Coating * 2: $6400, +4 SH (ooooh sShinyyyyy)
Double Mint Gun: $2000, +2 FP (PEW PEW!)
Bits and Pieces * 2: $1600, +2 EN (OOH! A new antimatter to cotton candy converter!)
Homing Missiles * 3: $3600, +3 FP (ZOOM!)
Cat Food * 10: $300 (OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM)

Mission 1: $0, +4 FP, +4 SH, +4 EN, +4 ST (I get dibs on mondo’s hat!)

Total Spend: $24020

sShip sStats:
HP: 100/100
FP: 25
SH: 28
EN: 20
ST: 24
LK: 19
Cash: $1180
Hat: None
Grit: 9


#14

The Patty made it back to base for refits. A little dinged up, but we saw that bounty hunter off. We don’t need that kind of scum.

Starting Cash: $25000

Hull Repairs: 35 X 110 = (3850)
1 cask of Moonshine = (8000)
Bits & Pieces x 5 = (4000)
Double Mint Gun x 2 = (4000)
Hull Density Adjustment x 5 = (2600)
Flak Burst x 2 = (2400)
Pre-emptive Bouquet purchase for fallen colleagues x 2 = (80)
2 tins of catfood for snacking on during the butchery = (60)

$10 left over. I’ll make a bet at the turf accountants on Mondo to survive. Hope I get good odds.

No need for a coffin, I can’t imagine any I’d prefer over the cockpit of the Patty. If I’m going out, it’s sitting the captain’s chair.

Remaining : 0

Mission 2: Disrupt the Coalition

We lizards need to stand together. As a legitimate businesslizard, I for one am sick of big government stifling free enterprise and entrepreneurship. We need to throw off the yoke of the oppressor. Too long have we been controlled from far-off Terra. What do they know of our problems, what do they care? I’ve got my ass shot up by pirates all through this Sector, what did the I.C.U.P ever do about that? They’re too busy gouging space-speeders for fat fines to spend time catching proper criminals.

I stand with Mondo. I suspect that we are going to our death, but that’s no reason to quit. We Lizards didn’t get where we are today by quitting. It’s like I was saying to Kss’nger the other day: Defeat doesn’t finish a lizard, quit does. A lizard is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits. We’ll patch up the screens as best we can, fire up the ultra-wave and take on the cream of the I.C.U.P.

If this is to be our Watergate, we’ll go out in a blaze of glory. History will be listening, and I’ll be recording.


Badass Space Dragon - Final Results
#15

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Ship Name - Ironclad Cochrane

Store - 52x Hull Repairs 				$5200	@Pete's
Mission 1 - Kill Don Mondo 				$0	@I.C.U.P.
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Total							$5200	

So we really got the amnesty…
Only to be sent on a suicide mission with 89% hull integrity.
Should have known.

We’ll prove them wrong, we’ll survive this.


#16

It was sooo close. I thought you were toast. Well done!


#17

Thousands of years ago the proudest boast was “civis Romanus sum.” Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is “Ich bin ein Charybdian.”

Mondo Prevails!


#18

Let’s work together

As I have said from the first day, “self-interested cooperation is the basis for all success.”

Today is all about working together. Not profit , but for survival. If we focus on survival – for all of us – we will not only survive, we’ll have Charybdis for our selves, free of both Don Mondo’s chiseling and Coalition meddling. A New Era of Freedom begins today, if we work together. The profits should be spectacular.

The Analysis:

To have an almost even chance of success, Mission 1 “Kill Don Mondo” needs 8-10 ships (8x15 = 120 FP, or 10x100 = 1000 HP). Likewise, Disrupting the coalition requires a minimum of 10-12 ships, ( 8 x15 = 120 FP, or 12x100 = 1200 hp) .

As a trader, I don’t like “almost even chance of success”. But notice: 24 ships had active missions yesterday, and two more have been active recently. If we organize, we can, collectively, execute both missions successfully. If we all pile onto the same mission, we all skate through the day easily. The few stragglers that don’t go with the pack get obliterated. However, that means either Don Mondo now has an unfettered hand to squeeze independent operators like us, or the Coalition, with it’s laws, taxes, and lawyers are running Charybdis. Does that sound good for profits?

Proposal

Today we discuss which of three plans to pursue. Once a consensus emerges, then we each choose our missions. If you absolutely can’t wait until Saturday and must commit earlier, I suggest you sign up for the same mission that is already gathering names – for your own survival.

Plan 1 - Don’t Tread On Us

15 ships against the coalition, 11 ships against Don Mondo. Because of the bonus, the ships with lower fighting stats should prefer the Don Mondo fight. Most of us, perhaps all of us, come through, and we become the loose coalition that calls the shots in Charybdis. True independence dawns - for Badass Space Traders with Grit.

Plan 2 - Down with the Lawyers

We all go against coalition. With two dozen ships, this should be straightforward, with few losses. We live to fight another day – for Don Mondo

Plan 3 - Sucking up to The Man

We all go against the Don Mondo. Everyone’s ship gets stronger, so no one really gains much. And the Coalition – and it’s regulations — extends it strangling tentacles to every corner of Charybdis. May look tolerable, but the first round of taxes always does.

Plan 4 - Disorganized Dumbfucks

No real co-ordination. A dozen-and-half ships have a straightforward mission, where no one really gains much but damage. A sickening number of good ships, with good crews, die pointlessly. The survivors make a great movie about those poor bastards and call it Gallipoli

I will be monitoring all my comms channels, encrypted and open, for the next day and half, and will commit on saturday afternoon.

To quote the ancient voice, “We must, indeed, all pew-pew together or, most assuredly, we shall all get pew-pewed separately.” (or something like that – my 'droid translator is unclear about the Old Anglic word “Hang.” )


Badass Space Dragon 2.0 - Registration
#19

Three have already committed:

Mission 1 - Kill Don Mondo

Q. sStreum
Ironclad Cochrance

Mission 2 - Disrupt the Coaltion

P. Patty


#20

So plans 1 and 4 are still goers? :wink:

I’m happy to sacrifice myself for the greater good and the dream of free Charybdia.

Don’t tread on us!

Also - you may want to watch your transmissions - I think there’s at least one Marshall monitoring these frequencies.