Posted this on the "Crosspire Messenger" thread, but it probably makes more sense to put it here...
[ Surrealfish wrote:-----------------------
After Doc emerges early on Day One and gives his inspiring (to his ears anyway) speech, he quickly makes it known that the conflicts have taken a fair chunk out of the non-renewable resources such as gunpowder and medicines. While these can be replaced, the threat of a clash with incoming forces is enough to spur a more rapid gathering campaign.
Also, not to make anyone nervous, but given the Clement State was based in the east, which is where the 'British Forces' were coming from. Can anyone elucidate what happened to the Candymen, given their heavily fortified but peaceful enclosure was far to the west? Completely acknowledge that the same forces may be responsible, but in the time frame seems unlikely. Some minor concern there's two forces incoming.]
On Day One, Tic is running around like a headless chicken, trying to organise someone(s) to help take her brother back to Playland for the burial ritual and to see what happened with the rest of the (Candymen) gang. If their timetables coincide, this may well involve a specific couple of PCs (was it Tom and Drake? A girl with a truck, in any case...), and the gods [GM] have agreed she/they will be back in Crosspire by Day Two or Three.
I suspect that whatever Tic finds at Playland, will make her:
1) extremely pissed at whoever it was who broke up her gang and messed up her playground [I'm thinking she will bring back any evidence of who might have done that, to show the "good guys" at Crosspire], and will want some kind of revenge.
2) let Doc (or whoever's handling it) know that the Candymen's main weaponry skill is with bows, which are far easier to provide ammunition for than guns, and that for what it's worth, she's more than willing to lend her fletching/shooting skills to the Crosspire cause if that helps hit back at the bullies who beat up her gang [In theory she's happy to teach people how to shoot a handbow, but just so everyone knows, Tic can do it well but Kate can't...].
3) really want to repopulate the Candymen and Playland, cos that's her home and her gang. Depending on what condition Playland is left in when she goes back, it could be a strong possibility that she might suggest to Doc that the Good Guys at Crosspire could come and live at Playland and be Candymen. Apart from the recent lack of varied diet, they lived pretty well there. Just a thought...