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Ardmore Arena: Killer Kart Duelist Stats

These are the campaign stats for the duelists from the 8-car Killer Kart team event at Ardmore arena. (Note that a session report is here and arena designer’s notes are here.) Earlburt talked me into dropping the saving throw dice down from 3d6 to 2d6 and this resulted in two deaths here. That the two deceased characters both had kills they would have otherwise taken away means that this event has a pitifully small impact on the wealth levels of the participants. (Only one of my characters walked away with any sort of salvage.)

Team Jeffro

Buck Lescynski (Security Six)
Pres: 4 (-1)
Dr: 14
Gn: 13
HG: 10
Kills: 1
8 March 2029: Won 3rd KK team event at Amex Proving Grounds. Scored MG kill, but lost salvage to fire.
17 April 2029: Lost road duel in Firehawk promotional event. Set on fire but escaped in median after fancy driving. Earned entry to Hotshot tournament round, and flown by blimp to Waco.
21 April 2029: Lost Hotshot team event at Double Drum. Killed by MG and knocked unconscious.
Ardmore: The first duelist killed in the event. Orrel Allan in the Sargasso tagged him through his right side armor early on with a lucky shot.

Coyotito Alvarez (Applause)
Pres: 3  (+2)
Dr: 11 (+2)
Gn: 12 (+2)
HG: 11
Kills: 1 (+1)
10 March 2029: Won 4th KK team event at Armadillo. Scored and salvaged MG kill, but vehicle then killed by peds.
10 April 2029: Wielded an SMG in the Grenadier Motors Sortie trials in cordoned off ruins of Forth Worth, TX.
Ardmore: Faced off against Chase Chonon (Texan) at the beginning… then slowed, turned, and pounded him into the wall with MG fire when Chase turned his back on him. It was 2-to-1 after that, so Coyotito surrendered after a token engagement.

John Turing (Econobox)
Pres: 0 (-1) Dr: 11 Gn: 14 HG: 10 Kills: 1
10 March 2029: On winning team of 4th KK team event at Armadillo. Scored MG kill, setting it on fire. Then killed by MG, set on fire and injured.
10 April 2029: Drove Firestarter in the Grenadier Motors Sortie trials in cordoned off ruins of Forth Worth, TX. Laser hit caused a Sortie to spin out, but it escaped and did not score kill.
16 April 2029: Lost Amateur Night 6-way at Armadillo. Was sideswiped and knocked unconscious.
Ardmore: Sped past Catalina Jones’ (Bombardier) and got outmaneuvered. Getting someone on your tail is guaranteed death in a Killer Kart event.

Arnold Schlamer (Scorcher)
Deceased (had been Pres 4, Dr 12, Gn 13, HG 11, Kills 1)
8 March 2029: Won 3rd KK team event at Amex Proving Grounds. Scored MG kill. Kept own KK and salvaged kill.
31 March 2029): Lost Stinger team event at Armadillo. Killed by MG and injured.
Ardmore: Killed dead by Orange Rodance (Courier) in a pass. Arnold did well by killing Orrel Allan early in the game, but could not use his speed to his advantage. Orange pulled off a devastating low-speed pivot. Arnold will be sorely missed by his peers.

Team Earlburt

Orange Rodnance (Courier)
Pres: 3 (+7)
Dr: 13 (+2)
Gn: 13 (+2)
HG: 10
Kills: 1 (+2)
17 March 2029: Lost 5th KK team event at Armadillo. Scored and salvaged MG kill, but then killed by MG.
10 April 2029: Manned a tripod MG in the Grenadier Motors Sortie trials in cordoned off ruins of Forth Worth, TX.
16 April 2029: Drove Bombardier on the losing team in a 3 vs. 3 Amateur Night team event at the Retama Duel Center Mini-Slalom in San Antonio. As last survivor, initially got the better of enemy Bomb in an ATG and ram duel, but eventually forced to surrender by rest of enemy team.
Ardmore: Kept his cool and executed a perfect low-speed pivot to outmaneuver his opponent and score a crucial kill for his team. Arnold Schlamer could not be resuscitated by the arena’s medical staff.

Catalina Jones (Bombardier)
Pres: -1 (+5)
Dr: 10 (+2)
Gn: 13 (+2)
HG: 10
Kills: 0 (+1)
21 March 2029: On winning team of 6th KK team event at Armadillo. Killed by Mg, set on fire, left vehicle, then injured.
27 March 2029: Lost Amateur Night 3-way driving a Stinger, versus a Sargasso and an Iguana II at the Double Drum. Took a turn too tight and rolled, winding up on side.
10 April 2029: Wielded a LAW in the Grenadier Motors Sortie trials in cordoned off ruins of Forth Worth, TX.
16 April 2029: Gunner in the Bombardier on the losing team in a 3 vs. 3 Amateur Night team event at the Retama Duel Center Mini-Slalom in San Antonio. Forced to surrender to end the duel.
Ardmore: Outmaneuvered and drove down John Turing (Econobox).

Chase Chonson (Texan)
Pres: -1 (-1)
Dr: 13
Gn: 11
HG: 10
Kills: 1
27 March 2029: Lost Am. Night 3-way driving a Sargasso at Double Drum. Killed by Iguana.
10 April 2029: Drove Sortie in Grenadier Motors trials in ruins of Fort Worth, TX.  Scored ram kill on Popper & wrecked.
Ardmore: Turn his back on Coyotito Alvarez (Applause) and paid for it with his car.

Orrel Allan (Sargasso)
Deceased (had been Pres -2, Dr 11, Gn 12, HG 10, Kills 0)
17 March 2029: Lost 5th KK team event at Armadillo. Killed and set on fire by MG.
20 April 2029: Lost 3-way Amateur Night event in Stingers at the Octagon. Killed by MG.
Ardmore: Got tailed early on by Arnold Schlamer (Scorcher) and was killed.

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2 responses to “Ardmore Arena: Killer Kart Duelist Stats

  1. earlburt February 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Salvage (I’m providing all stats with DP remaining, not DPs of damage):

    Coyotito Alvarez salvaged Chase Chonson’s Killer Kart. It was a near-optimal kill, harming only armor and driver. I guess the tires got hurt by a skid.
    *Killer Kart– clean power plant; clean MG w/15 shots remaining; tires all have 3dp; remaining armor F2, B3, T2, U2.

    Orange Rodnance kept her own KK and salvaged two more (driven by Arnold Schlamer & Coyotito Alvarez), but there wasn’t much left on any of them. Such is the righteous penalty for the ram kill.
    *Her own KK– plant w/4 dp; clean tires, L3, R3, B3, T2, U2. Cashed out for half salvage value. $1450/2= $725.
    *Schlamer’s KK– four tires; I deemed the chassis unsalvageable because it slammed into a wall at pretty high speed. Cashed out tires for $400/2 = $200.
    *Alvarez KK– four tires and chassis. Cashed out for $1150/2 = $575.
    Walked out with $1500 cash money.

    Catalina Jones kept her own KK and salvaged John Turing’s.
    *Her own KK is completely clean, not a scratch; 14 MG rounds remain.
    *Turing KK– plant w/7dp; clean MG w/16 shots; clean tires; F5, L3, T2, U2. The value for cashing in this car would be $3050/2 = $1525. But this might be a good situation for cobbling together a pseudo-Stinger instead. I’ll decide later.

  2. earlburt February 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Since the other two Killer Karts weren’t salvaged (due to the potential claimant’s death) the arena gets to just keep them. So, presuming Coyotito does not “cash out”, the arena will in essence have two beat up Killer Karts, will lose two pretty intact KKs to combatants driving them out, and will “buy back” the other four for pretty short money. With the arena staff mechs able too hammer frames back into shape, slap on new armor on the cheap, etc., this was not a big capital investment.

    Infirmary costs would be minimal. A couple shots or morphine and some bandages maybe. No burn unit treatment or anything.

    I continue to really dig the economics and in-game effects of salvaged-based dueling. It makes for more colorful characters who have earned their wheels. And it underscores the predatory nature of 2020s & 2030s corporate America, where life is cheap and drivers expendable.

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