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RESEARCH and DESTROY ENVIRONMENTS

By |2021-08-25T02:57:58-07:00August 25th, 2021|Other|

RESEARCH and DESTROY is set in a continent that resembles Europe and Northern Africa, or rather, what’s left of it in the Supernatural Post-Apocalypse. The classic home of Vampires, Trolls, Werewolves and such, they’ve reclaimed their birthplace after ridding it of pesky humans. Some might consider your missions to be home invasions, but we think of them as scientific field trips.

The RADvan chauffeurs you around twelve territories, and each territory has up to three missions in different areas. For example, on the Foggy Isles you may be tasked with gathering data from a haunted henge, destroying a giant Supernatural totem in a vile village, and plugging a portal to another world above a mysterious mansion. Did I say “portal to another world?” Sorry, at the moment that’s pure speculation on my part, and would require further research.

Although humanity is long gone, their architecture still stands–in particular, creepy castles and haunted houses. (I guess Supernaturals have a fondness for those.) Some evidence of mankind’s last stand remains in the forms of feeble barricades and red explosive barrels to satisfy their hunger for destruction. These can be a […]

UNIVERSITY DEFENSE

By |2021-08-11T01:41:04-07:00August 11th, 2021|Other|

What’s the point of building all of those lovely, shiny, productive Universities in conquered newly-liberated territories if you meekly retreat at the first sight of an invading Supernatural? Sometimes the best form of offense is a good defense–Universities are the backbone of your efforts to reclaim earth and sometimes they need defending.

University defense missions play out just as you’d expect. One moment you’re kicking back, sipping margaritas and reading back issues of “Superconductor Monthly,” and the next minute there’s waves upon waves of Supernatural hordes trying to overwhelm the campus.

All you can do is strap up, fight and buy time while you charge up The Countermeasure. The Countermeasure is the name of the complex, dangerous last-line-of-defense system to repel Supernaturals and keep your campus grounds in friendly hands. In a time-limited Defense mission, you either have to manually charge The Countermeasure or defend your central library while The Countermeasure automatically charges.

All the usual Supernatural villains can make an appearance, depending on the strength of the invading force. As usual, time management is key, especially now that you have a deadline. You might prefer to spend time avoiding or duping an […]

UPGRADE SYSTEM

By |2021-08-03T21:21:38-07:00August 4th, 2021|Other|

There’s an adage in the post-apocalyptic Scientific community that goes a little something like this: “It’s always better on the second try”. Propelling humankind out of darkness requires that kind of never-give-up-and-constantly-redo attitude. This gives rise to the ability to upgrade gadgets, weapons, universities and their defenses.

Before you can do any upgrading you need to do the researching. Not just the “open a book and read for days” kind of research; you also need the “fill a Supernatural full of scientific lead and stuff its corpse in the Van for study” kind of research too.

Of course, research for one piece of equipment can lead to discoveries for another. Keep an eye on the Research requirements for locked equipment that piques your interest, then pursue it with all your might! And with that we mean go out and obliterate some Supernatural scum and bring back more delicious $cience, we need that.

University and University Defenses Upgrades

As you progress through the campaign, you’ll be able to upgrade your Universities, the place where you do your all-important research. As the invading Supernatural hordes grow in numbers and strength, it would be wise to upgrade the University […]

RESEARCH and DESTROY Gadgets

By |2021-07-28T03:19:02-07:00July 28th, 2021|Other|

What’s better for destroying the Supernatural menace than a Superscience weapon? How about a Superscience weapon paired WITH a Supercience gadget!

Gadgets are the icing on the cake. The peaches in your cream. The bosons for your anti-bosons. In this case the cake and cream are actually Science weapons and anti-bosons are… well, they’re still anti-bosons.

While gadgets are not considered “offensive” during tactical sorties, they do tend to complement and improve your destructive capabilities. Take the Gravity Distorter for example. It’s your typical pocket-sized, grenade-deployable black hole. “Sure, that’s fine for crowd control,” I hear you think, “but what if you use it for gathering crowds into a tightly-confined singularity–and also for gathering PROJECTILES into a tightly-confined singularity?”

That’s right, you can use the gravitational pull to focus fire on a particular area, make snap shots more likely to connect and increase the accuracy of more wayward projectiles. Get creative! An expert can even use the Gravity Distorter for sling-shooting projectiles around corners with enough skill. Do be judicious with your Gravity Distorter though–it has a single round cool-down and its event horizon is equally welcoming of Scientists and Supernaturals.

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SUPERNATURALS

By |2021-07-20T02:08:56-07:00July 21st, 2021|Other|

Overview

RESEARCH and DESTROY is set in a post-human era, where we’re way past the point of Supernatural creatures merely roaming the land, thirsty for blood and carnage; they’ve settled in, built communities, and only bother roaming if the neighbours start getting on their nerves. As for the blood and carnage: the Vampires and Werewolves are still kind of into it, but there isn’t much left to practice on, what with human beings being extinct and all. Sure there’s plenty of wildlife, but come on! They may be horrible Supernatural creatures, but they’re not MONSTERS.

Supernatural society is organized very loosely, with more intelligent and potent Supernaturals lording over the small-frys. Vampires, Poltergeists, Trolls; these formidable creatures sit on top not merely because of their power, but also due to their complexity and scarcity. Anyone can imagine up some more Zombies or Ghosts to replace the fallen, but the sheer creative capacity needed to summon up the higher echelons of the Supernatural hordes has largely passed from the world along with the last humans. Not even the mighty Relics and Cubes (?! Play the game to find out!) can replace the likes of a Vampire that has fallen in battle or slipped […]

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