It is currently Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:33 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]



Welcome
Welcome to Terror Tortellini.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which means you are missing out on a lot of content because you can't see it. By joining us, you will have access to these areas and other features as well. Maybe we're talking about you behind your back and you can't see it because you want to be anonymous. I get it; I really do. But come on, being a member means you can add to the conversations. What do you have to lose? Signing up is free. So give it a try and join up.


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Discussion thread for The Old House by the Lake
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:33 pm 
Offline
Phantasm
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:56 pm
Posts: 965
Location: Lenoresfield, New England
Sorry about that, I was going to send it in last night but my internet dropped me.

_________________
A crack of light in the dark of this closet.

Am I Sane?

Am I insane?



Come on, shoot faster,
Just a little bit of energy!
I wanna try something fun right now,
I guess some people call it anarchy!



Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Discussion thread for The Old House by the Lake
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:41 pm 
Offline
Made of Glass
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:55 pm
Posts: 1657
Location: Permanently Indoors
Dropped you right on the sidewalk curbstone.

_________________
Image


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Discussion thread for The Old House by the Lake
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:44 pm 
Offline
Phantasm
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:56 pm
Posts: 965
Location: Lenoresfield, New England
yeppers.

_________________
A crack of light in the dark of this closet.

Am I Sane?

Am I insane?



Come on, shoot faster,
Just a little bit of energy!
I wanna try something fun right now,
I guess some people call it anarchy!



Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Discussion thread for The Old House by the Lake
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:33 am 
Offline
Entity
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:16 pm
Posts: 1291
Location: California
I got these questions from Zeca and I thought other people might be interested in the answers so I'm going to put the answers here.

For the purpose of sequels, only the stuff that "actually happened" in the story is cannon. Everything else I've said is just my ideas for the story right now - if I end up writing or co-writing additional stories later or running additional games later we may end up going in a totally different direction.

1-Speedy in Jail?
2-Who was the old man?Why did he want the hostages?
3-What's up with the ninja caretaker?

Spoiler:
1. Speedy is in the hospital. He's in police custody, though.

2. The Very Old Man is an insider with the people who owned the boxes (the organization). His original plan was to steal the boxes and blackmail them into giving him something he wants but this did not work (the organization that The Machine refers to as The Usurpers are apparently tough negotiators) and Thin Tommy started giving him trouble, so he decided to take the boxes for himself instead. His other plan was to simply blackmail them until they capitulated, then give up the location of the boxes.

The Very Old Man actually set up the whole job and is the reason that Thin Tommy suggested the location he did - he has inside access/knowledge regarding the organizations members and their kids, and as one of their security experts, he knew where they would be and that they would be mostly unprotected.

He initially wanted the hostages as an additional source of leverage. When he figured out that they weren't going to capitulate he didn't care about the hostages anymore, and just wanted the boxes to see if he could figure out any way from the boxes to extend his life or cure his illness.

Essentially he always thought he had advanced far enough in the organization to be entitled to special treatment and when he was declined he decided to turn on them.

3. Fred the Caretaker was a black book operative in the Vietnam war. After the war, he was hired by Card's grandfather as an assassin. This was his "retirement reward" a position being basically a groundskeeper. He was pretty old, in his late 70s, so you can imagine what he must have been like when he was younger. He was utterly loyal to Card's family and to a lesser extent to all the organization kids.

He was in addition to being an excellent killer, a trained "psy ops" expert who had a lot of training in creating terror and demoralizing an enemy population.


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
suspicion-preferred