Dig Doug Down



Encounter Conditions

Initial Text

You find the pit left by the team's massive digging drone. It quickly flattens into a tunnel, so you should be able to follow the path easily enough.

Summary of Choices

  1. Explore the tunnel - Enter Records Vault
  2. Inspect the drone - Gain 2 XP in Perception
  3. Add Third Eye files -
  4. Start scavenging it - Gain 2 XP in Reflexes and a microcapacitor or circuit fragments, or 2 XP in Strength and some polysteel or hardened plastic (With electrical kit or salvaging tools equipped.)
  5. Turn back - Walk away

Choice Text and Results

Explore the tunnel


You pass the drone on your way through the tunnel. Shortly after the broken-down drone, it opens into an underground chamber filled with records.

(Enter Records Vault)

Inspect the drone

On further inspection, you can definitely tell what went wrong: the drone tried to dig through an old steel-and-concrete barrier. That explains why the drills are chipped and the motors smell like burning plastic.

Its on-board electronics are dead too, though. You're not sure if that was an unpleasant side effect of the drills dying or some sort of countermeasure you're not seeing.

You've earned 2 XP in Perception

Add Third Eye files

If you are sober:


You poke around until you find a port that's still working. The file uploads easily enough, although its effects aren't immediately apparent.

If you are etheric:


You poke around until you find a port that's still working. The file uploads easily enough, although… why the massive drone twists and warps to become an equally massive clawed creature… that's a more interesting question.

Start scavenging it (With electrical kit or salvaging tools equipped.)

The drone's been damaged enough by its journey that you're able to get at some electrical components.

You found: 1 of: circuit fragments, microcapacitor, optical sensor

You've earned 2 XP in Reflexes


The drone has been damaged enough from its travels that you're able to pry off some plastic.

You found: 1 of: polysteel, hardened plastic (Rarely?)

You've earned 2 XP in Strength

Turn back

Yeah, you've got better things to do than spend time in a pit.

(Walk away)

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