Sunday, September 27, 2009

Don't Call the EPA, they're Also in on the Conspiracy

Bench Transformers:

The Gang: Griffon the News Van, HRT the Bus, and Chessex the Train; investigate the BASF factory for dirty goings-on. It was easy till Griffon got waylaid by a blob of toxic sludge.

He was using the nearby walmart parking lot to scope out the BASF lot. the whole area drains into a settlement/easement pond, so it gets the waste from both the factory and the distro center. One lady died and one was injured but the PCs killed the monster. So the fight stymied the investigation into the disappearance of Broad-Side .

Analysis of the samples revealed it was a combo of radiation, toxivore bacteria, and Nexus energy. Since the BASF factory "guards" also had a nexus lazer last week, there's dirty work afoot. Why has BASF branched out big into government contracts in the last year and a half?!?

PICTURE, left to right:
Griffon, the Toxic, the dead woman, Gwen from Wal-Mart, and HRT the Bus

Miss Gwen from Wal-Mart also disappeared after her arrest. Eerily, she was just a victim of the sludge attack, but was charged with embezzlement, released on bail, yet ended up in the van with the BASF "guards". Griffon bribed the tech admin at Wal-Mart to get the undoctored surveillance tape, which inadvertantly revealed that others were interested in the Transformers, or maybe the sludge.

Ongoing projects:
Analysis of the Nexus radios at PHF, tapping the traffic cameras, augmenting the regional traffic cameras, converting the captured Nexus Lazer into something useful.
Burgerama, Pimpticon, and Shredder are still casing the airport.
Griffon, Crow-Bar, and HRT will continue gathering info on BASF.
Klondike will do the science analysis at the base while Incoming guards and assists.
Chessex will be quietly digging an ingress tunnel into the BASF building, from the nearby rail-head at Lee Hall.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

What's that Burning Stench ?

Bench Transformers,
Episode I


Another day on the Peninsula dawns with the Transformers hard at work. Picture: dousing a Chemical Blaze

Crow-Bar gets some old Ford Fairlanes to run again,
and Chessex hauls 120Ktons of coal from Richmond, and
near evening Griffon films a crime-rescue drama in downtown shipyard land.

Then on the way back to base, to post his video to sell to the news channels,
Griffon gets a burning, itching sensation on the back of his neck.

They find out they are implanted with a mission chip, which encourages their performance of their mission, which is to A) build up the base, B) remain hidden, C) perform jobs that build up supplies of money and goods and D) be loyal heroic Auto-Bots.

This is all well and good, but who made the chips and why were they put on our heroes ?
Only Griffon has had his removed so far.

They follow signals at NN/PHF, and find 2 jets there have been equipped with Nexus-Energy recording radios. The PCs steal the radio w/its drive and data.

they analyze data, and find out voices of 12 Auto-Bots. Yet only 9 Auto-Bots are locally known.

They investigate Blow Flats road. find Mercs who arent that intimidated by Auto-bots and have a Nexus-Energy laser.

Crow-Bar starts a Fight with teh Black-talon Mercs.
on the right in yellow is Chessex in his mole-drilling rig form

here's the Team Line-Up