This is my first attempt to report a fight. I didn't planned to make any fight when I opened this topic, but the idea of pitting two of my favourite cyberpunk characters one against the other was too interesting to resist. I borrowed the outline from Sandfox's thread
Before anyone asks, I have no plans to do any other fight anytime soon.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Old Detroit Prencit, Sub-basement, 21:27
"This is frickin' insane sarge, you want to send Murphy out, alone, against this guy!" Anne Lewis shouted at Sergeant Reed.
Reed sighed under his breath. No matter how many times Robocop came back from gunfights without a scratch, Lewis always worried about him and, somewhere deep under years of service, he did the same. "Listen Lewis, This. Is. Not. My. Idea. The big brass called the shot. This guy is goddamned one-man-army and we have to get him. If anyone around here have the slightest chance of bringing him in is Robo'."
"Yeah." Lewis answered, only half resigned "But, what if he is too much to chew? Even for Murphy."
The elevator doors opened. "We can only pray he isn't."
The two cops walked in front of a dozen of rooms, until they reached Robocop's "pit-stop". He was seated on the recharge station with his helmet off and, while the man could sleep, the machine was still awake. "Good evening Sergeant. Hello, Lewis."
"Evening Murphy. What can you tell me about this man?" Reed showed to Robocop a photo of man with a patch and very bad haircut, in his late 30s.
The joints on Robocop's right fist slided away reveling the data-spike and he plugged it in the chair terminal.
"Plissken, S.D. - American - U.S.Army, lieutenant, enlisted with special unit Black Flight - Military specializations: Infiltration, Urban combat, Glider aircrafts piloting - Purple Heart, Congress Medal - Officialy pardoned by the president after a successful extraction from New York penitentiary - Currently wanted for theft, assault against a police officier, illegal possession of weapons and explosives, resisting arrest - Current whereabout: unkno..."
"Detroit." Reed interrupted, "He's here. A guy spotted him near the Cadillac Hills less than two hours ago. The chief want him in, and they want you on the job as soon as you're ready."
Robocop lifted from the chair and grabbed the helmet, it was like seeing a glacier moving slow but unstoppable, "I am now." he turned to Lewis, "Are you coming, partner?"
Lewis smirked and followed him, but before they could reach the door Reed stopped them. "Lewis isn't coming Robo'."
The two officiers turned almost in synch. Lewis looked disappointed and Robocop... well none could really tell what was on his mind. Reed hated moments like this. "Plissken is too dangerous, remember what he did in Atlanta?"
"We don't want the same to happen here, so you are going in solo."
"I understand - It is reasonable." he marched out of the room.
A couple of minute passed then Reed turned to Lewis "Well, what are you waiting for? I need a SWAT team ready on the double."
Lewis looked puzzled "Sarge?"
"Listen kid, they said to send in Robo' alone. But none said anyhing about having a back-up team ready."
Lewis smiled and made a military salute "Yes sir."
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Old Detroit industrial area, near Cadillac hills, 21:59
Detroit, Snake hated the place. At least the new part - the so-called Delta City. It was a kind of bad dream - too shiny, too polished - but the old town was something else. Here people looked like real people, not some kind of sick rip-off of a old TV show. And there were the wheels. Snake needed some new wheels and old town Detroit was still "The Place", if you looked for something capable of rolling away from a crash at 100 mph.
There was another thing he hated: silence. It was never a good sign when a gang of bikers stopped howling at the moon. Something was coming, something big and loaded with trouble. He still had some of the guns from New York - more or less a lifetime ago - but this was Detroit... there were stories... Snake dropped the cigarette and squashed it under his combat boots as he left the side-road for the main road.
Less than 100 meters after a Police car screeched across the pavement, stopping a few meters from Snake, and a metallic feet emerged from the door.
"Oh hell... not that..." Snake cursed under his breath, he had never believed the stories, until not.
Robocop turned with mechanical slowness until he had Plissken in his field of vision. "Mr. Plissken - You are under arrest"
"I'm a recognized police officier of this city - Please come quietly"
"Listen tincan." Snake continued trying to reach his weapons before the cyborg had time to react, by the looks of it speed was probably his only advantage. "I don't give a ***deleted*** about this city or its police."
Set-up wrote:Scene: The two are in the middle of a road about 45' feet between them, behind Robocop there is his police car. There are various abandoned buildings and the wreckage of a couple of destroyed vehicles lying around.
Disposition: Snake is at disadvantage and he knew it so he strike for lethal damage whenever possible. Robocop is compelled by his directives to capture Snake alive, if possible, so he attacks for non-lethal damage
Hero points: Snake get 1 HP for his Wanted complication
Snake: Make a Stealth check with a penality of -5 to reach his weapons (18), he lacks the Sleight of hand skill but he can default it from Stealth.
Robocop: makes an automatic notice check to spot the attempt (10) and fails.
Robocop advanced toward Snake. "Dead or alive you are comig with me"
"Wanna bet." Snake snarled throwing a grenade to the cyborg.
Surprise round wrote:Robocop is Flat-footed
Snake throws a grenade to Robocop scoring a 17 against Robocop current defense of 12, since the cyborg is flat-footed the +2 Sneak attack bonus is enough to bypass Robocop's Impervious toughness, he rolls a Toughness save of 23 beating the grenade 22 damage, some of the shrapnel reached Snake forcing to roll a Toughness save too, making 25 he passed it without a problem.
Snake lowered the arm he used to shield his face from the shards. 'That thing couldn't survive this, it was a direct hit it couldn't...' he thought, but then he spotted the silouette through the smoke.
"That was bad move mr. Plissken - I am now entitled to use force to defend myself"
Detroit, now Snake had another reason to hate this town.
Round 1 wrote:Robocop is still Flat-footed
Snake - 25
Robocop - 7
Since the explosives doesn't seem to work, Snake changes tactic. He unsheat his SMG and fire a burst to Robocop aiming for the joints (he Power Attack for +3 damage, scoring a 16 he got another +2 damage for a total of +11. Robocop make his save scoring a 23, he fails suffering a Bruised and a Injured condition. Then Snake moves toward a nearby wreckage looking fo some cover.
Robocop draw the Auto-9 and fire a burst to Snake, with an attack of 20 (+1 damage). Snake rolls a save of 17, he is Bruised.
Snake fired while retreating, he hoped that he had done some damage to that thing, but he had no desire to stitch around to find out. Running across the wreckage he shot some more for cover fire, hoping to reach a building in time. Before he traversed more than a few meters a jolt of pain exploded in his right leg.
Round 2 wrote:Snake execute an accelerated movement action running for a nearby building, the wreckage give him a +2 bonus to his defense.
Robocop move forward and fire again, getting 18 the wreckage saves Snake another dose of lead.
Gritting his teeth Snake continued his escape, hoping that the thing's aim wasn't so precise, in a moment two bullets embebed in a metal plate at his right, scarred he accelerated and ducked for cover.
Round 3 wrote:Snake reached the building with his move action, in preparation for the next round he feints (23) and robocop fails to get it (16).
Robocop continues to advance firing, the attack is 21 (+2 damage), Snake save is a 22.
Leaning aginst the door Snake carefully aimed the SMG pointing at damaged right shoulder joint of the cyborg. The laser point danced across Robocop's armor and Murphy lifted the left hand to protect the vulnerable area while continued to fire. Only the battle instict toned in years of combat saved Snake from reciving the full force of the burst, even so the bullets drilled a couple of neat holes in the side of his jacket.
Round 4 wrote:Robocop is Flat-footed.
Snake spend one HP to execute an action surge. He used a full round action to Aim and the action surge to fire with a 5 points Power attack. The attack is a miss so he spend the second HP to re-roll... a critical hit so the total damage is +16. Robocop roll a save of 15 due to his precedent injure, a margin of failure of more than 15 points, Murphy is Unconscious and Dying.
Grinning slightly Snake took advantage of the cyborg slowness and shift the weapon slightly aiming for the head. The SMG spitted its bullets like the letters of an obscene insult. The hits followed one another in a tight sequence causing flashes of light across Murphy's visor and suddely something burried deep under his titanium armor backfired causing a general system shutdown.
A couple of blocks away Lewis watched at the life signs on a small monitor, with a blasfemy she turned to the sergeant "Murphy's down!"
Reed cursed his luck and signaled to the SWAT and the medical team to move in.
Snake was blocking the blood from his leg when two police van appeared from behind the corner and SWAT troopers started to jump out from the backs. Swearing and cursing Snake lifted his hand above the head.
Aftermath wrote:Snake: Bruised 2, 0HP
Robocop: Bruised 1, Injured 1, Unconscious, Dying
Well the fight was cut short by Snake critical hit, before that Robocop was essentialy dominating the scene. Snake performed quite well overall and have to squeeze every bit of tactical option he could think to save his skin. Robocop on the other hand was really the tank I envisioned, even at PL8 he was able to absorb damage quite well and returning the fire, a less seasoned opponent doesn't stand a chance against him.