OOC: V - The Final Frontier

threadbare 2002-11-21 02:05:11
1 or 2, probably, unless we're going to a new thread/session refreshing point after the show, in which case I'd probably dump all of them in there and rock some socks.

are they d4s, or what?
CrazyIvan 2002-11-22 06:10:33
Brian will just lurk around the bar where he can see the table, and slowly deplete the field expenses with appetizers and a drink or two.
CrazyIvan 2002-11-22 17:16:21
Art- er, Rufus'll just hang out as well, making small talk with Brian. We don't know what kind of car Stewart drives, do we?
threadbare 2002-11-23 02:19:44
Hey, weren't we planning on Artis and Brian breaking into Stewart's room, and tapping his phone. Maybe we could just tap it at the floor or hotel junction box? Also, my mission gear includes a data bug (bugs a computer and sends the information to another nearby computer), a police scanner, and a sweet cell phone signal interceptor.

• Cell Phone Signal Interceptor: With a successful
Surveillance check (DC 20 + any applicable modifiers),
this briefcase-sized item may be used to listen in on any
cell phone’s frequency within 20 miles, with no chance of discovery. Phone numbers called with the monitored
cell phone may be identified by the tones of the numbers dialed. The interceptor may also be used to
monitor all cellular calls on any particular frequency
within the same range. When an agent uses the interceptor in this fashion, he must identify what criteria
he’s looking for (use of the term ‘shazbot,’ for example),
and make a Surveillance check with a DC determined by
the local cell phone congestion (DC 15 in an open area
with few cell phones, 20 in a small town with only hun-dreds, or 30 in a metropolis with thousands or tens of
thousands). The interceptor only picks up cell phones
within 20 miles, and loses the signal of those that pass
outside that range.

If buzzard could make use of the cell signal interceptor (he might not have it, since it costs 15 budget points), I'll entrust it to him.
Dieter 2002-11-23 04:41:38

Quote: from admiralducksauce on 10:16 am on Nov. 22, 2002
Art- er, Rufus'll just hang out as well, making small talk with Brian. We don't know what kind of car Stewart drives, do we?

Stewart drives a Jaguar Convertible.
Dieter 2002-11-23 10:28:22
I'll case the House of Blues while Harry's pulling himself together. We'll need to be aware of the environment if/when things go sour. I'm also eager to meet the new teammate. No doubt we'll hit it off as Soldiers, and I'm eager to hear his mission record. Hopefully, it's better than ours. ;)
Gatac 2002-11-24 17:43:58
I can't think of any special preparations to make before visiting Steward. Though if anyone would like to suggest surveillance equipment to carry, me and my budget are all ears.

threadbare 2002-11-24 21:59:49
I think I mentioned a burst-transmission bug to you. It's in the downloadable surplus chapter of the MAG.
CrazyIvan 2002-11-24 23:40:13
If she wears glasses, one of those image transmitters would be great. Nothing quite like knowing the layout of his room, etc...
Dieter 2002-11-25 15:48:29
I took a mental health day on Friday, but we'll have a few days to toil before the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Dieter 2002-11-25 17:26:13
I think we're ready for Jess to meet with Stewart, so Gatty...whenever you're ready.
Gatac 2002-11-25 17:57:34
Now you've got me as worried as a cow in a steakhouse...

Uh, what I mean, go ahead, I'm ready.

Dieter 2002-11-26 16:46:49
Ok, I've got everyone doing something...so let's do something. ;)

(Yeah, this was the same message I inadvertently put in the storyline thread.)
Dieter 2002-11-26 19:55:04
Jess' bluff check vs. Samantha proves to be inconclusive. She's not quite sure that Samantha bought her answer for face value. :confused:
threadbare 2002-11-27 01:19:04
Hey, I mentioned the cell phone interceptor thing would be with Buzzard, so does that mean he picked up andrew's call?
Dieter 2002-11-27 03:57:58
It didn't pick up anything since Andrew was just showing something to Sedgewick, not transmitting anything.
Dieter 2002-11-28 17:00:48
Gotcha. Oh, in case people were wondering when the shooty-stuff is going to happen...

You guys have managed to avoid most of the danger by using tactics and good judgement. It hasn't been for a lack of trying. ;)

Inevitably, I'm sure the crap will hit the fan before anyone knows it.