Author Topic: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure  (Read 112945 times)

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #960 on: May 18, 2018, 05:17:23 PM »
> Checking the map, going to the University of Delaware would involve going right back up the main highway.
> "Ugh, this isn't going to work..."
> "Is that for the basket, Archer?"

>"What's not going to work?" Archer says, "And that's right."

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #961 on: May 18, 2018, 05:31:25 PM »
> "Oh, remember that dancing plant I need to hide Koch's mana battery? The closest one I can find is back up the highway we came in on, near the state border. I think the chance of us being spotted is too high to go get it."

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #962 on: May 18, 2018, 06:36:43 PM »
> "Oh, remember that dancing plant I need to hide Koch's mana battery? The closest one I can find is back up the highway we came in on, near the state border. I think the chance of us being spotted is too high to go get it."

>"Spotted by who, exactly?" Archer says. "Other masters can't be everywhere at once."

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #963 on: May 18, 2018, 07:23:28 PM »
> "Well, no, but if we're spending a few hours on the only road in and out of the area, the chances are higher there than anywhere else..."

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #964 on: May 18, 2018, 08:15:14 PM »
> "Well, no, but if we're spending a few hours on the only road in and out of the area, the chances are higher there than anywhere else..."

>"Honestly," Archer says, "I think our chances there are lower; we met Caster around here, and Lancer's lurking around somewhere. And apparently Sabre is, too."

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #965 on: May 18, 2018, 08:28:05 PM »
> Pace around a bit.
> "Maybe...sorry, that dream just has me spooked. I feel like I'm going to get whacked today if I make the wrong call."
> "I definitely don't want our camp being found, so I have to do something."

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #966 on: May 18, 2018, 08:45:31 PM »
> Pace around a bit.
> "Maybe...sorry, that dream just has me spooked. I feel like I'm going to get whacked today if I make the wrong call."
> "I definitely don't want our camp being found, so I have to do something."

>"Have any of your other dreams predicted the future like that?" says Archer.

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #967 on: May 18, 2018, 09:02:10 PM »
> "No, they just kind of gave me a sense of someone I'd just met or was about to meet. Really vague."
> "This one was pretty hamfisted by comparison."

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #968 on: May 18, 2018, 09:07:53 PM »
> "No, they just kind of gave me a sense of someone I'd just met or was about to meet. Really vague."
> "This one was pretty hamfisted by comparison."

>"I wonder if Eileen saw that she was going to die, beforehand?" says Archer. "Or Koch?"

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #969 on: May 18, 2018, 09:13:25 PM »
> "Uh."
> "Okay, that's a good point. If the dreams are coming from the Grail, like I think they are, it wouldn't make much sense for it to play favorites like that."
> Rub the sides of our head. "Okay. We'll go this morning so I'll have time to finish it for tonight when we get back."

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #970 on: May 18, 2018, 09:55:45 PM »
> "Uh."
> "Okay, that's a good point. If the dreams are coming from the Grail, like I think they are, it wouldn't make much sense for it to play favorites like that."
> Rub the sides of our head. "Okay. We'll go this morning so I'll have time to finish it for tonight when we get back."

>"If the grail is going to play favorites, I wish it would go ahead and play them a little harder," Archer says. "And that's fine. You're going to need to get a better meal, anyways."

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #971 on: May 18, 2018, 10:18:49 PM »
> "On that point, I agree."
> Check the time. It's probably too early to call Sister Gibson (especially considering how liberal she's being with her travel budget), so let's send her a text.
> "Met Caster's master last night, arranged a duel and won. Parted amicably with the master - her seals disappeared along with her servant. Is that supposed to happen?? - Lily"

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #972 on: May 18, 2018, 10:35:33 PM »
> "On that point, I agree."
> Check the time. It's probably too early to call Sister Gibson (especially considering how liberal she's being with her travel budget), so let's send her a text.
> "Met Caster's master last night, arranged a duel and won. Parted amicably with the master - her seals disappeared along with her servant. Is that supposed to happen?? - Lily"

>It's a bit after 6 AM.
>You send her a text. There is no reply, she'll probably get to it when she can.

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #973 on: May 19, 2018, 04:28:48 AM »
> Let's try to walk off our aches while we ponder the dream.
> What kind of feeling did we really get when we were watching the flame?

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #974 on: May 19, 2018, 06:31:41 AM »
> Let's try to walk off our aches while we ponder the dream.
> What kind of feeling did we really get when we were watching the flame?

>You decide to take a walk. "Don't wander off too far," Archer says.
>Thinking back to that flame, you...can't sort of what you really felt. You don't think you felt exactly threatened. Just...upset that it kept moving. Maybe something else, too?

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #975 on: May 19, 2018, 03:32:57 PM »
> "I'll be around."
> Did we feel like it was breaking the rules? Like it was a cheater, maybe?

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #976 on: May 19, 2018, 05:43:54 PM »
> "I'll be around."
> Did we feel like it was breaking the rules? Like it was a cheater, maybe?

>You don't think so. You think, if anything, the part that was annoying was that it wasn't slowed, and it wouldn't stop...

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« Reply #977 on: May 19, 2018, 06:29:53 PM »
> Did it feel more like a failure on our part to slow it, or more like an offense on their part to not slow down?

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #978 on: May 19, 2018, 06:41:10 PM »
> Did it feel more like a failure on our part to slow it, or more like an offense on their part to not slow down?

>That you cannot say. Perhaps either, or both?

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #979 on: May 19, 2018, 07:12:11 PM »
> Maybe we should experiment to see if we can make it happen again...
> The starting point seems to using a spell that would normally work in the situation, then changing to the slow effect.
> There isn't any running water around, is there?

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #980 on: May 19, 2018, 07:23:48 PM »
> Maybe we should experiment to see if we can make it happen again...
> The starting point seems to using a spell that would normally work in the situation, then changing to the slow effect.
> There isn't any running water around, is there?

>None of that should work. However, it shouldn't have worked the first time, so this method is fairly valid, all told.
>There are some creeks around, but it would take a little hiking.

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #981 on: May 19, 2018, 07:36:04 PM »
> We'll put it off until we're ready to leave with Archer.
> Actually, let's find a few stones and make a half dozen Wall reagents to replace the ones we used last night.

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« Reply #982 on: May 19, 2018, 09:47:44 PM »
> We'll put it off until we're ready to leave with Archer.
> Actually, let's find a few stones and make a half dozen Wall reagents to replace the ones we used last night.

>You decide to put it off, and find some good stones easy enough. They were probably washed out of the ocean at some point in the past, given their smoothness.
>Returning back, you set to work making a few more wall spells. Archer leaves you be, working on her basket and slowly but surely assembling it as she weaves each stick between the framework she has made.

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #983 on: May 19, 2018, 11:07:11 PM »
> How nice is the basket?

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #984 on: May 20, 2018, 12:07:34 AM »
> How nice is the basket?

>It's crude and clearly handmade, but it looks surprisingly functional. Thinking on it, have you ever seen a hand-made basket?

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #985 on: May 20, 2018, 12:45:56 AM »
> "You know Archer, now that I think about it, this is the first time I've ever seen a basket that wasn't either a cheap decoration or an $80 designer piece at Bed Bath and Beyond."

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« Reply #986 on: May 20, 2018, 01:20:19 AM »
> "You know Archer, now that I think about it, this is the first time I've ever seen a basket that wasn't either a cheap decoration or an $80 designer piece at Bed Bath and Beyond."

>"Yeah, it seems like you guys just use other things," Archer says, not looking up,  "But it's easier to do this."

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #987 on: May 20, 2018, 03:30:40 AM »
> Dawdle around for a bit, thinking of various things.
> Is it at all possible to determine where a master or servant is in the most general sense? If we focus on it, could we determine if Assassin was anywhere within 500 miles of us? The same country? The same continent? It seems like the Grail should offer some kind of solution if one of the masters turns out to be a runner.

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #988 on: May 20, 2018, 05:49:41 AM »
> Dawdle around for a bit, thinking of various things.
> Is it at all possible to determine where a master or servant is in the most general sense? If we focus on it, could we determine if Assassin was anywhere within 500 miles of us? The same country? The same continent? It seems like the Grail should offer some kind of solution if one of the masters turns out to be a runner.

>You suspect the the solution is probably something it would handle itself. Unless there is some secret you haven't tapped into, you do not have a Master radar.

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Re: Jojo's Bizarre Grail War Part 3: A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #989 on: May 20, 2018, 06:41:22 AM »
> "Oh yeah, Lancer said they haven't seen any sign of Assassin, either..."
> "I wish we had at least gotten a look at the master. There isn't really any way to hunt him down."
> Check the news.