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Re: Childrens' play log

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 12:44 am
by Death 999
So, we're in the far north-west system. Wow, there's a lot of bio-data there.

Re: Childrens' play log

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:43 am
by Death 999
Explored the next one south… not really anything interesting. Low on fuel and confused, headed back to Alpha Apodis to get fuel from Greenish.

On the way back, talked to two thraddash who told us about the Rainbow world and ZEX's Beauty, and fought a probe which started close enough we lost two crew in a battle which went on for a silly-long time after.

We had so much biodata we got the last tech, filled the tanks, and were able to buy current events info up to the point that Greenish pointed us straight at Beta Corvi. Which we'd already explored. He also told us about the Utwig Super-bomb (though not where the Utwig ARE), the Umgah subverting the Ilwrath, the dimensional portal, and the Dreadnought on Alpha Pavonis.

We reverted to save from right before we bought the information. Then we picked up the rainbow world and then headed straight for Beta Corvi… not even bothering to mine out the rest of Epsilon Draconis (tried the rainbow world but it was a bit dicey even with max shields. Lost two crew).

Re: Childrens' play log

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:25 pm
by Death 999
After wandering around Beta Corvi for 8 minutes, daughter finally suggested visiting the gas giant. Got a little explanation but then had to stop playing; didn't save, but now they know where the Slylandro are.

Re: Childrens' play log

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:31 pm
by Death 999

We talked with the Slylandro, almost all the way. Didn't press about the glowy bits, didn't get details about their biology and ecology.

Headed down to Alpha Pavonis, took a while but found the dreadnought.

Headed down to the 2 blue stars the Slylandro mentioned. Got a good bit of mining / bio collection done (nearly filled tanks of good materials), and picked up rainbow world.

Headed down to where we expect the dimensional portal to open, got there on the 15th. On the 16th, an Arilou dropped by. Exhausted the first conversation tree.

Re: Childrens' play log

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:43 pm
by Death 999
Explored a little Quasispace. Saved and reloaded a few times to explore. Found the Ilwrath portal and the Utwig portal, then finally noticed Fayalaralfali and went there. Had one conversation, got the spawner. Took the nearest - which was to near the center portal - then found the home portal. Went home, saved before docking, noticed that we got some Arilou ships, and we could have gotten more if we'd ditched some stingers first. So we didn't save after that, so we can do it better later.

Re: Childrens' play log

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:43 pm
by krulle

Your report and Troglodyte's log demonstrate how differently SC can be played... :)

Re: Childrens' play log

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:54 am
by Death 999
Back at it again! First we sold off some ZFP ships to make room for the Arilou we were about to pick up.

Then we found out that the Spathi left!

Then we set our fleet to:
2 Cruisers
3 Eluders
2 Nemeses
3 Skiffs
1 Torch
1 empty

We also bought 2 hellbore cannons and 3 shiva furnaces, displacing the 2 blasters and 3 cargo bays (leaving 3).

10k RU left over, so we're basically done gathering RU.

Rather than, say, visiting Epsilon Gruis and the Spathi, we headed down to check out those Pkunk the Ilwrath had referred to before. Epsilon Giclas, then Beta. Passed up base-metal mining. Met the Pkunk, and were forwarded to their homeworld. Visited, got the clear spindle, one Fury, and some fun conversation.

Portalled and went exploring. Ended up near Arcturus. After a long debate over whether to go exploring or not, they headed to Arcturus and found the Burvix civilization, and the caster, and a lot of bio data. Took some losses gathering it up (almost entirely from lightning).

Re: Childrens' play log

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:06 pm
by Stickman_king_28
Man, this brings back childhood memories. I used to play with my dad all the time, even, at one point, doing the "say all the evil things first" challenge with most of the races (orz, alilou, druuge, pkunk, thraddash, and I think yehat)! Not to mention losing around two dozen landers (I'm a sloppy pilot) and losing two weeks to the talking pet.

Re: Childrens' play log

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:52 pm
by Death 999
My son (9) decided to start his own game from scratch, actually flying the ship himself almost all the time (I handle fights other than the intro Ilwrath fight, still).

He lost against the opening Ilwrath on the first try because it shot down his first two missiles.

And it took a while for him to get the controls under his fingers right. Even though he's got maximum maneuvering and speed, he still moves like he's afraid to miss planets - very slowly, a puff of thrust and then drift. He could now miss and make it back with no trouble because the ship handles so smoothly. You can almost fly it like it moves forwards and slips a little as it turns, as long as you're not turning too quickly. Ah well.

Plot-wise, he did a loop through the Pkunk, then headed up towards the Spathi. We didn't face any Ilwrath there, but we did find a probe.

Re: Childrens' play log

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:05 pm
by Death 999
They had a combined session again, and it was a big one!

Having just gotten the Burvix caster, they hit quasispace and struck out for an UNKNOWN (we're using HD, so it notes where the explored ones go). Their random choice was the Druuge portal, and they chose to go to Zeta Persei (no prompting). They weren't terribly impressed by the Druuge, and explored Quasispace again. This time they came out near the Spathi. Which was kind of what they were hoping would happen when they set out at the beginning of this voyage, yay! So they went to the slave-shielded Spathiwa and then the moon, and got the caster and note.

The Umgah caster put them in mind of the Umgah, so they flew north. Were creeped out by the weird Umgah behavior. Made it to the Dnyarri, and ended up being sent to seek death at the hands of their enemy. Spent a long time arguing about how much to tell the Ur-Quan, ended up not asking why they should say since they'd just be attacked - just said what they knew in serious terms. After released, portalled out and went home, got the reports about all the new goodies.