A TFTDExtender with Combomod gameplay/semi AAR.
An aquanaut's story :
Or "Hey, wait , I'm still alive"
Our troops just got out on an island resort in the pacific that called for help. Our thought-to-be indestructible tank moved forward ,.. aquatoids. but this time they're swarming. We were starting to think they were the low-rung of some alien hierarchy.
But what, some guy in a 50 year old diving suit? But it wasn't, since this thing hesistates a second and then starts shredding apart our tank like it was made of construction paper! The treads go up on one side, the headlights, part of a wheel, turret and most armor is all mangled in a few seconds.. what are those, claws? Somebody take that thing down, not even 5 tank shells stopped this insane thing. ..
A minute later another gauss pistol round punctures the suit and some green slime comes out..the suit hits the ground hard..
But not to flinch, aquatoids were at all sides... gaston and anatoly were not responding to radio calls for a minute when the triton's security door shut automatically..so we waited inside...a minute later they both reported back, gaston said he blacked out but was now safe inside the coat-room of the main in front of us. Anatoly didn't say anything but...."uh..i'm back"..
Our medic shot an aquatoid single handedly (literally), that he barely saw peeking at us from the roof of that dining hall...we've got to watch the roof.
Gaston peeks out the coat room and snipes a few aquatoids east of the dining hall using our trusty harpoon rifles. Gauss versions are in the works. While he does that, the triton security door closes and I hear a muffled explosion. Why does it always have to be the new guys? Two more die in this crazy fight.
An aquatoid from the west is lobbing those sonic "grenades" that turn things into powder, including our poor new recruits. Another one, and the second floor of the place collapses. Better collapsed on than powdered, we all rush into the first floor.
Another one of those goo-suits seems to be in a daze in the next room, so I blast out the wall and we all give it all we've got. .4 harpoons through it and it is still in a daze. Then it rushes up as though something turned it on with a switch, and anatoly is dead in an instant. The new guy lets out maybe half a dozen gauss rounds, taking apart the room, missing this beastly thing and making a huge hole in my back! Somehow it was so fast and clean, I hardly felt it. But from the new feelings coming including lots of pain, and my lungs going weak, I think I won't last long like this..but I fire at the thing...More gauss and 4 harpoons later it collapses like a machine turned off. The pain is worse now and I already hear Sergei's medical pack starting up. I run over and it works, I don't know how but I can breathe again and I didn't feel a thing.
Sergei says to me "Better go back to the triton, you have broken ribs and blood loss.."
."Are you kidding?" I say. We both smile and he ducks down in the coat closet with gauss pistol ready. The Medi-kit's display glows in the corner and then goes to stand-by....
Back to the dining room.
We noticed what an unattractive place to eat this would be. Or at least unusual.
Stuart peeked out the other hole in the wall and saw an aquatoid behind the Triton with one of those bulbous sonic weapons. Two tourists were staring at it with mouths hanging open. Stuart tried to tell them to take cover. Compared to what we're used to , they seemed to move slower than nano-gel in siberia.
Another aquatoid comes from the west, blasting like possessed , with a bulbous sonic weapon. Trees go down, the Triton reverberates with sonic energy. I duck behind a tree and jump out, but my arm doesn't work like I expect it to, that hurts but not nearly as much as the sonic blast I get in the leg.
Well, I would be dead if I didn't decide to play dead instead.
I don't know if it works or if that aquatoid gets distracted. But I hear this next :
Sonic blasts..the two old men near me yelling like banshees..one old man sobbing and the yelling and feet pattering on pavement and swishing in grass into the distance..
The Coelacanth rattling along loudly on the farther side of the dining hall, and then two very loud CLUNKs. And then nothing. Practically rapid-fire breathy harpoon blasts upstairs, followed by a wailing/screeching...distant door crashing open, one of the two snipers yelling "Run..RUN!"" ,,Something wooden crashing over, more harpoons flying, 6 gauss blasts, crumbling something...shrieking...Sergei saying "Woot!"
..running near me....triton door opening...
..silence for a long time..What's going on?
Distant blast...distant gauss shots..one ..two...ten..all evenly spaced...
BOOM! I'm covered in dust, dirt, powder, soot...I'm coughing but can hardly hear my cough...ringing in my ears...
Now the ringing and heart pumping stops.. Triton's doors open and close fast..The Triton is powering up...What!?
"HEY!! WAIT, I'M STILL ALIVE!!"
Rules I use for this game (modded too, obdata, exe and others) :
Minimal manufacturing for money, if any.
No firing on an alien that can't be seen by the soldier firing, without aimed shot available on that weapon.
No flare relay, no grenade relay, no other game exploits that I know of.
Play as though grenades with explode in your hand if the timer elapses.
No reloading on mistakes...Several dead soldiers from my own PD grenades so far!
No research labs at bases other than the first. Across all bases, No more than 100 scientists, no more than 100 engineers,
No aborting of crash sites without making all reasonable attempts. Ignoring crash sites is allowed though, but discouraged, because , you know, aliens could wind up on beaches or start walking along highways into cities... And surfers and good highway samaritans don't like getting killed more than anyone else.
Probably more that I forgot.