[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 11 – The Big Yeet

This session our mission in the Hades Initiative finally ended. Or least the part of it in the station. Like I said before, the mission doesn’t end until we are back in HQ, reporting to Yulaya.

Anyway, what I am trying to say with this intro is that it ended exactly the way we deserved, given all the shenanigans we did.

Before we continue though, my usual disclaimer:

English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% skilled at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it here later and in the next post.

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[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 10 – Stealth is optional for this mission

Every time I think we reached rock-bottom in this mission we end up doing something to prove me wrong and show that, yes, we can still make this whole affair even more chaotic. Truly we are the worst spies in the whole galaxy.

First let me do a correction from my last write-up: Turns out we never took Lt. Ramirez for this mission. I probably got confused because he was suggested as a pick but then we decided to take Chanka Vox instead. So, please, ignore anything I said about Lt. Ramirez on the previous post! Sorry!

Also, my usual disclaimer:

English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% skilled at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it here later and in the next post.

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[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 8 – Solving problems through bar fights

You can accuse our game group of many things but one thing we can’t be accused of is that our plans are boring. Or sane. Or both.

Anyway, this session has been a perfect example of that.

As always let me put my usual disclaimer here before we continue:

English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% skilled at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it here later and in the next post.

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[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 7 – Attack of the Ninja Vorchas

If there is one thing I learned from these last couple sessions is a mission isn’t finished until we are back at HQ doing our report. Yes, that means there was another surprise waiting for us on the trip back.

And now that I said that I could see my DM doing something in the future so not even doing that is a guarantee that the mission is over!

One correction from last session’s notes: the prototype weapon wasn’t destroyed. Our attack was just enough to disable it but damaged it in the process.

Anyway, here is my usual disclaimer before I begin the recap properly:

English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% skilled at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it here later and in the next post.

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[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 6 – Pew Pew in Space

You know those times when you think you just finished a quest in a game, go off to turn it in but turns out there was more to do? That is how I felt during this session. Not that I am complaining, it was more like a nice surprise as we were able to tie up some loose ends.

Also, full disclosure: I was horribly distracted and tired during this session so it might have more errors than usual. We’ll see once the rest of my group reads it.

Lastly, my usual disclaimer:

English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% skilled at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it here later and in the next post.

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[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 5 – The start of paranoia

You know when you see an enemy alone in a game then thinks it will be a straightforward fight, with no fuss or surprises? But when the fight starts it turns out to be way rougher than you expected? That is exactly how the fight we had this session felt for me.

But before we get into all that, one correction from last post: Tiberius killed the second Vorcha with a biotic power, essentially slamming him into the wall. Apparently I forgot to mention that detail because I forgot to write it in my notes, making me think the second Vorcha was killed with the Omni-hammer so I left that part vague.

I am mentioning this because I think it was an interesting detail to characterize Tiberius. I mean, turians have a certain stigma against biotics. Or at least they did pre-invasion.

Also, my usual disclaimer:

English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% skilled at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it here later and in the next post.

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[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 4 – Commander Jerkface

Last session our squad got assigned a temporary field commander by the name of Tiberius. Or rather Tiberius intruded himself into our squad because of the nature of this mission.

Our first impression of him wasn’t good and as the title of this post spoils, the second impression hasn’t been any better.

Before I continue though, let me just put the usual disclaimer:

Disclaimer: English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% skilled at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it here later and in the next post.

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[D&D] Mass Effect: Chapter 3 – Suspicious Turians

After all the trouble S-Hole caused last session I am getting the impression our group is now just suspicious of any new NPCs that gets introduced in the story.

Granted the new NPC that showed up in this session didn’t give the best first impression and there are some other circumstantial evidence he might be trouble. But for now I’d like to believe that his only problem is his personality, that he won’t be S-Hole 2.

I am getting ahead of myself again though. So let me give the usual disclaimer and get on with the story.

Disclaimer: English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% skilled at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it here later and in the next post.

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[D&D] Mass Effect – Chapter 2: The S-hole

One of the characteristics of our group is that we tend to have lengthy discussions about any important decision. Even if we are presented with just two options, if it is important enough we’ll end up discussing all the pros and cons of both until we can get to an agreement. Usually this isn’t a problem. In this session though it came to bite us in the backside.

In case anyone just stumbled into this post, let me give the usual disclaimer before continuing:

Disclaimer: English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% skilled at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it here later and in the next post.

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[D&D] Mass Effect – Chapter 1: Welcome to the Resistance

We had a few delays to start on this game due to real life circumstances but this weekend our first real session happened!

In this post I will try to cover all the most important parts that we discussed during our session zero and our first actual session. There is a lot to cover and I swear I tried to cut as much as I could, even then this post will be extra long, even for my standards…

If anyone is curious, this is the homebrew adaptation we are using: Mass Effect 5E

Also, before we begin properly my usual disclaimer for these kind of posts:

Disclaimer: English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it here later and in the next post.

Actually, since I am pretty rusty for not taking notes for a few weeks there will be probably a lot of mistakes. So expect them!

With all that out of the way, let’s start…

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