The AgentsTobias Stöhner: Gray hat hacker and electronics whiz, Tobias makes computer security experts at the Pentagon break out into a cold sweat when he infiltrates their systems.
Virgil Cooke: A former CIA agent, Virgil is a master of acting a part and working the social aspects of covert ops. You probably should avoid windows if he wants you dead.
Jack Herman: Former SAS, Jack is the group's heavy muscle and military man. If the group needs his talents, it's inevitably because something went FUBAR and they need saving.
Nima Caspi: A former IDF combat medic, Nima is perfectly at home driving like a complete maniac and patching up complete maniacs who have taken a bullet or two.
Johnny Trang: Johnny Trang was too cool for LAPD officer school, so they put him into undercover work. Johnny Trang is perfectly at home infiltrating illegal racing rings or snooping on bad guys.
We had everyone but Tobias' player again. I'm likely going to be devising something for Tobias to do that will keep him engaged long term.
Holed in up an abandoned EB Games, the Agents were very aware that they were being watched, having spotted the sniper set up in the building opposite their location.
Jack and Virgil sprung into action, heading out of the fire exit into the alley behind the building. The lookout posted there was taking a leak at the exact wrong moment (hello critical failure on a natural 18) and quickly when down when Jack scored a crit (6 vs skill 16) with his knife to the man's neck artery.
The other Agents quickly steal glances at the surrounding area, spotting two more men obviously watching the store.
With the alley lookout taken out silently, Virgil and Jack manage to flank the other two men on lookout.
The Agents coordinate their fire. Nima and Logan both open fire on the sniper right as Virgil and Jack take out the lookouts.
Jack storms into the building the sniper is in, taking out a man wielding a shotgun in the stairwell on the way up.
Virgil goes up the back staircase. They surprise the sniper inside, taking him captive.
The team goes to their vehicles, about to leave when two vans approach very rapidly.
Nima immediately escapes with Tobias and Logan, leaving Jack, Johnny and Virgil to cover their escape.
Despite having superior acceleration to the vans, Johnny isn't able to lose them with pedal to the metal. The first van slams into the back of their car, doing relatively little damage.
Jack leans out the window to line up a shot.
The leading van opens its side door and a man hangs out the side, blazing away at the Agents. Virgil scrambles to get his rifle from the trunk of the car from inside the passenger cabin- not a fun time.
The man hanging from the side of the van manages to clip Jack's right arm with an AP round from an AK-47, immediately crippling it. A few seconds later, rifle in hand, Virgil obliterates the man's head, causing his lifeless body to flop onto the pavement, only to be run over by the second van.
Johnny does some aggressive driving to try and get Virgil and Jack better shots on the lead van, by braking hard and allowing the lead pursuing van to pass them, which he pulls off excellently.
The vans move to try and box Johnny in. His attempt at a PIT Maneuver doesn't go as planned, although it does cause the van to slow down enough that it falls behind its partner.
Its partner rams into the back of the Agents' car, again more or less ineffectively. The door of this van opens as well, and a second man hangs from the side of the van, gun at the ready.
Virgil headshots the van driver, almost causing the pursuing vans to collide as the dead driver causes the van in the lead to swerve violently across the road.
The van still with a live driver gives up the pursuit.
The Agents crash at a motel to collect themselves and talk with Logan. Monson clubbed him over the head and then questioned him closely about Egeman's involvement in Agency 17. Besides Monson's betrayal, Logan appears to have escaped Agency 17.
The captured sniper is not particularly helpful, although he does inform the agents that a huge Italian fellow called in a favor from a local mob boss for goons, and gives them information on where to find them.
The decision is made to meet with Ozzy to at least maintain the appearance of working with Agency 17. The Agents regret having to abandon Logan so soon after getting him out of the frying pan, but he takes this in stride, commenting that he'll be contacting Rashad for a new bodyguard- preferably a professional.
Virgil almost suggests Wade, which isn't a terrible idea, although I was leaning towards introducing Xavier as Logan's new protector.
Ozzy meets the team at the old theatre where they first met Logan. His request for their services turns out to be because an Agency 17 line of credit- specifically, a credit card given to a team for purchasing supplies on the Agency's dime- has been used for a great deal of things that Ozzy finds suspicious.
The Agents listen closely and then request to talk to the team that originally had the card.
- I had a whole encounter planned with Mr. Monson, but the Agents' decision to escape a potential firefight lead to me scrapping it. Virgil's player got to hear some of my plans for the fight and his reaction was "Nope nope nope. Not interested in fighting that."
- Logan's not in a good place. Nima's aware of some stuff she hasn't had an opportunity to share with the other Agents just yet involving the possibility that he's been abusing prescription pain meds...
- I'm hoping to work things so that the Agents can follow the New York leads and still help Ozzy out. I'm going for a layered plot approach, or putting more irons in the fire, as it were.
- The mooks all rolled TERRIBLY this session, except for the one shot that hit Jack. This included two crit-fails, as well as really poor damage rolls on the vehicle slams.
- A ST 18 individual can wear an assault vest with trauma plates, a ballistic helmet + visor, riot gear for the arms and legs, and boots, while carrying a SPAS-12 one-handed with a large entry shield in the other hand and still not be encumbered. (A small taste of Mr. Monson.)
- Jack passed his HT check after the car chase, meaning nothing wrong with his arm once it heals.