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OOC Thread - 20.

Posted by FusilierFor group 0
Michael Kessler
player, 2218 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Wed 20 Jan 2021
at 22:17
  • msg #964

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

The interrogation is the only important item I have on the radar for my PC's.
Henry 'Hank' Voight
player, 546 posts
Call Sign: Devil Dog-02
Corkman
Wed 20 Jan 2021
at 23:40
  • msg #965

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

Hank is gathering the ammunition and magazines needed and then report back to Kessler.  He will wait patiently outside until the Captain is done with the interrogation.
This message was last edited by the player at 03:20, Thu 21 Jan 2021.
Fusilier
GM, 7415 posts
Your Guide
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 03:15
  • msg #966

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

The second posted turn is the present time so please carry on from that one.
Michael Kessler
player, 2220 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Sat 23 Jan 2021
at 13:22
  • msg #967

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

I’ve tried to summarise things we’ve got on the go at the moment. There’s quite a lot and I’m not sure I’ve got everything.

Short term
Bury McCarthy / Price / O’Brien
Track down the Polish sympathiser - see if that leads anywhere
Return Tymoshenko to St Mary’s (presuming she wants to go)
Speak to Pizszcek - ask him if he will officiate at the funerals for the above / discuss the Uhlans request. (offscreen?)
Go back to see the Uhlans with the rest of the ammo - should be done today IG or we lose credibility (offscreen?)
Civil affairs with the school people - ongoing - Andropov?
Recruit a guard dog - need someone to bring this to Kessler’s attention (unless anyone wants to take the lead - do you see what I did there? - themselves)
Set up a meet between Kessler and the French journo

I feel like the first three should be our priorities, certainly in terms of onscreen activities.

Medium to long term (i.e. potential next gig outside the City)
Try and make contact with the PFL partisans mentioned by Ferro / Woermann? (See IC 693/694/701)
Nowak is still missing
Other?

Ongoing
Decide what to do with the prisoners (Karolina and Marcin)
Ferro
player, 1452 posts
CaporaleMaggior (It)
Jinnysong
Sat 23 Jan 2021
at 15:05
  • msg #968

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

I think we should hold onto Karolina at least for the time being. She's a security risk and eats away at our rations but I think there's the possibility of her having future value. Maybe as bait, or more intel or for a trade. I don't know really but I just feel she's one we might want to hold onto.

We can dump Marcin whenever. How we dump him (let him go or turn him over) depends on what we want to do with the info he's provided. To me it looks like the info can be used either 2 ways. 1) make it known the cartels weren't responsible for the bombing to score points with them and keep one or more factions from going to war with them. 2) we can stay quiet and let it happen... and maybe the cartels go down.

Alls good with the short/medium term plans in my opinion.
Per Kolstrup
player, 1408 posts
Oversergent (Den)
Raellus
Sat 23 Jan 2021
at 18:03
  • msg #969

Backstreet's Back- Alright!


As much as I dislike the MU, and would like to see them knocked down a few pegs, I think we should make public the identity of the bombers. With the Soviets still at Gdansk's doorstep, the last thing the city needs is internecine fighting.

Fischer is an NPC, no? Per suggested he tell Kessler his idea about the guard dog.

IMHO, a lot of the stuff on the list should be handled off-screen. A lot of it would only actively involve a couple of PCs, usually the same ones. But I can be patient if y'all would rather keep it IC.

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Michael Kessler
player, 2221 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Sat 23 Jan 2021
at 20:41
  • msg #970

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

Kessler doesn’t have any particular fondness for the Merchants but on balance I think I agree that the risks of starting a Civil War in the City outweigh any potential benefits so I’d go along with using the info we have to clear the Merchants of responsibility. If we play it right we can maybe bank a favour for future use. If that’s the case maybe we need to keep hold of Marcin until we’ve spoken to them in case we need to corroborate our story.

I agree with Ferro’s reasoning behind keeping hold of Karolina, particularly the possibility that we may be able to trade her if we have to.

Re the guard dog, if we're delegating that to an NPC, Fuse, to save a bit of work I'm fine if you want to assume that Fischer has had that conversation with Kessler off camera. Or we can do it on camera. I'll leave it up to you, just let me know what you prefer.
Fusilier
GM, 7416 posts
Your Guide
Sun 24 Jan 2021
at 13:01
  • msg #971

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

In reply to Michael Kessler (msg # 970):

That can be offscreen. Same goes for everything tagged offscreen in your previous post, if that's what how you'd all like to handle it.
This message was last edited by the GM at 13:01, Sun 24 Jan 2021.
Michael Kessler
player, 2223 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Sun 24 Jan 2021
at 14:22
  • msg #972

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

OK, to to update

Bury McCarthy / Price / O’Brien  - today IG. I don't know if people want to do this onscreen or off. Personally I think it should be onscreen as it's fairly significant RP event but I may be the outlier and others may find it boring.

Track down the Polish sympathiser - ongoing

Return Tymoshenko to St Mary’s (presuming she wants to go) - ongoing - need some sort of signal from Tymoshenko that she's ready to go.

Speak to Pizszcek - ask him if he will officiate at the funerals for the above / discuss the Uhlans request. Offscreen if this can't be done today go ahead with the funerals anyway

Go back to see the Uhlans with the rest of the ammo - should be done today IG or we lose credibility Offscreen Can be tagged on to returning Tymoshnko provided that's today

Civil affairs with the school people - ongoing - Andropov

Recruit a guard dog - entirely offscreen. Fischer has told Kessler. Kessler will discuss with Jakub P to investigate the feasibility of using his German Shepherd.

Set up a meet between Kessler and the French journo. Pending. Which means I'll probably remember in July.

Also, Fuse, I knew there were other things that I'd forgotten - when you get a chance can we revisit Kaminski trying to ID the cultural stuff we brought back from the WA HQ? Probably best doing that offscreen as well.

So to summarise

Onscreen
Track down the Polish sympathiser
Return Tymoshenko to St Mary’s

Onscreen or offscreen - need player input
Funerals
Civil Affairs (Andropov?)

Parked until at least after current onscreen activities
Meet with French journo

Offscreen
Everything else
Varis Babicevs
editor, 2062 posts
Sgt (Latvia)
Raellus
Sun 24 Jan 2021
at 16:32
  • msg #973

Backstreet's Back- Alright!


I would like to handle the funeral ON screen. McCarthy is a founding member and our unit's namesake. It would feel disrespectful not to.

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Michael Kessler
player, 2225 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Sun 24 Jan 2021
at 20:11
  • msg #974

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

Errrr...I hate to be that guy. But it is traditional...

Can we get a listing of the dead guys' gear in case they have anything we can use?
Fusilier
GM, 7418 posts
Your Guide
Sun 24 Jan 2021
at 20:15
  • msg #975

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

Will do.
Henry 'Hank' Voight
player, 548 posts
Call Sign: Devil Dog-02
Corkman
Mon 25 Jan 2021
at 02:08
  • msg #976

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

Trying to catch up tonight.  Had a busy weekend moving and had a pistol course today that I wanted to attend.

Hank will volunteer to go with Tomasz to keep a low profile, hopefully...
Michael Kessler
player, 2227 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Mon 25 Jan 2021
at 13:15
  • msg #977

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

Research suggested that a three volley salute (amongst other things) is appropriate for a US military funeral. I've left the details of the rifle party performing the salute vague in case any PC's wish to be part of it.
Fusilier
GM, 7422 posts
Your Guide
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 22:50
  • msg #978

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

Just a light turn post to move things ahead slightly.
Henry 'Hank' Voight
player, 552 posts
Call Sign: Devil Dog-02
Corkman
Sun 31 Jan 2021
at 14:38
  • msg #979

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

Sorry Marta, I didn't mean to ignore your character.

Tom was heading up the party and I'm still way to new (with this PC) and probably not on too many peoples good side, especially after getting Jose bashed in the head.

I think our PC's might have had some tension between them on the last Op.  No need for that from here further.
Marta Nalecz
player, 65 posts
Sun 31 Jan 2021
at 15:12
  • msg #980

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

In reply to Henry 'Hank' Voight (msg # 979):

Honestly, I don’t recall any tension between the characters. If there was Marta has already gotten over it.
Henry 'Hank' Voight
player, 554 posts
Call Sign: Devil Dog-02
Corkman
Sun 31 Jan 2021
at 16:44
  • msg #981

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

In reply to Marta Nalecz (msg # 980):
Fair enough.  We'll talk more IC when we leave then
Per Kolstrup
player, 1413 posts
Oversergent (Den)
Raellus
Sun 31 Jan 2021
at 18:04
  • msg #982

Backstreet's Back- Alright!


I seem to recall that the Mad Dog compound has a shooting range of sorts somewhere on or near the grounds (I'm pretty sure we've zeroed our weapons there, at least). Is that right? I'll add it to the map once I know where it is. If we don't have a designated shooting range, we should probably establish one.

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Fusilier
GM, 7423 posts
Your Guide
Sun 31 Jan 2021
at 18:14
  • msg #983

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

I believe it was just done in a field around the place.

Problem with the map is that it looks nothing like it did ten years ago. That's a problem I have again and again. Gdansk was a very different looking city when this game first started. Whole neighborhoods have been leveled and replaced with modern structures. I guess back then, Poland was fairly new in the EU and since then development has soared. Descriptions I made about things over the years just aren't accurate anymore in a lot of places, and that includes around the compound.

I'll try to see about clarifying the area and finding a suitable spot that fits with the description of the place that we've been using.
This message was last edited by the GM at 18:17, Sun 31 Jan 2021.
Per Kolstrup
player, 1414 posts
Oversergent (Den)
Raellus
Sun 31 Jan 2021
at 18:30
  • msg #984

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

In reply to Fusilier (msg # 983):

Hey, no problem. As long as we have something, I can just post Per heads to the range. I don't really need to add it to the map.

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Tomasz Andropov
player, 327 posts
Pvt (USSR) Mechanic
Mark101
Mon 1 Feb 2021
at 12:04
  • msg #985

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

Hank and Marta

Do you want Tom to post popping to the school to see what tools are needed then gathering you all up to transport them over there, or just grab the two of you now and all go?
Marta Nalecz
player, 66 posts
Mon 1 Feb 2021
at 12:14
  • msg #986

Backstreet's Back- Alright!

In reply to Tomasz Andropov (msg # 985):

I don't mind one way or the other.
Henry 'Hank' Voight
player, 555 posts
Call Sign: Devil Dog-02
Corkman
Mon 1 Feb 2021
at 13:11
  • msg #987

Re: Backstreet's Back- Alright!

Marta Nalecz:
In reply to Tomasz Andropov (msg # 985):

I don't mind one way or the other.

No preference, if Jose wants, hank  an make a list and we. An move forward?
Tomasz Andropov
player, 329 posts
Pvt (USSR) Mechanic
Mark101
Mon 1 Feb 2021
at 18:26
  • msg #988

Re: Backstreet's Back- Alright!

OK, I've posted up us heading for the school.
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