The Reliables - 4 - The Reliables S3 E4: The New Guy

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Whether or not Jimmy gave them good info or a load of bull, the situation is critical. The Reliance has been caught by the gravity well of a star and is slowly falling to its doom. Jonomox, John Stone, and Paul begin working frantically to keep the Reliance from a death spiral. Fortunately, their situation is not without hope; the timely arrival of Crash Jaxun, T.O.M., and Guy give the team a few hours of reprieve. Long enough, hopefully, to find Pierce and get a more permanent resolution to the problem. Crash and the other three concentrate on maintaining orbit around the star. Meanwhile, Vector Raynes, Princess Hedgehog, T.O.M., and the newly-arrived Guy all get into the metapods. It’s the work of a moment to travel to the metaverse that contains the portal to Pierce’s private ‘verse.

One long, protracted fight, a fair amount of time in a stolen spaceship, and a close encounter with a biting backpack later, the away team finds themselves in the backpack metaverse. Of course, the fact that they’re present without their avatars – and the nearly-naked women riding dinosaurs and threatening to jab them with spears – means quite possibly that they have gone from the frying pan straight into the fire. Shame T.O.M. cannot enter the ‘verse with them – after all, he’s here to serve.

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A misfit collection of superheroes travels through space and time to save the universe from itself. When all else fails, rely on THE RELIABLES... unless you have another option. Any other option. A live-play storytelling adventure, The Reliables uses dice and cards and the Savage Worlds system. The compelling story is provided by Game Master James Durham, and features the all-star cast of Shawn Franklin, Christian Doyle, Helen Roundhill, Bryce Bebop, Xander Layden and Eleise Moore.