Episode Description

After 10 or so episodes of using Jeremy Keller's excellent MechNoir, we're switching our game of giant robots, neon hair, and gig economies over to Hamish Cameron's upcoming game The Sprawl. This week, we transfer Aria, AuDy, Cass, and Mako to the new system, but it's also a lot more than just shifting stats around!

After the food crisis that struck Counterweight, tensions between OriCon, the Diaspora, and the remnants of Apostolos are high. The Chime has gone to ground, giving them a chance to reminisce about their pasts and reveal a little bit more about who they are and what they really want in life. But while they would love to wait for things to cool off, you need to run missions to eat, and each mission brings change. Cass reveals that the September Institute played a horrific role in the defeat of Apostolos during the Golden War, AuDy begins to doubt their free will, and Mako determines that he will be the funniest person in the room, even if it costs everyone else their lives. Meanwhile, on a beautiful blue and green planet in the sky, Aria Joie finds something to believe in...

This week on COUNTER/Weight: "Drawing Clocks"

What's past is the prologue...

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Additional Information

This is the first episode where the Friends switch from using Mechnoir to The Sprawl, and reconstruct their characters in the new system.

"If Han Solo Used To Be Beyoncé, or: Hashtag Otechku" · "I Would Like a Bribe" · "Soldier Game" · "It's Fine, We're Criminals" · "The Bells Are Ringing"" · "A Ship of Seeds" · "Here's Your Bribe Tip" · "I Am Not Allowed" · "Our Hostage Below" · "This Month of Ours" · "Drawing Clocks" · "A Thing You Know About Nightclubs" · "A Home After a Wake" · "Our Customer of the Month" · "We've All Killed People" · "A Candle in the Sun" · "The Rear Left Engine" · "Metal That Has Died Twice" · "The Order of Things" · "The Road You Take and Who You Take It With"" · "The Glimmer Incident: The Executive Enters!" · "Crisis! (A Solemn Vow Above the Sea of Counterweight)" · "The Broken Branch" · "An Astonishingly Illegal Ship"" · "It's Still Dark Out" · "You Can Call Me Captain" · "Do You Have Room For Me?" · "An Animal Out of Context" · "A Special Kind of Warmth" · "Three Conversations" · "Another Facility Among Trees" · "Expertize with a Z" · "Through the Crosshairs" · "A Fractal Garden and an Intercepted Message" · "Reaching Out" · "A Knock at the Door" · "Everything is Temporary" · "Visions from Windows, Or: The Last Time the Bomb Dropped" · "Found Footage" · "Just Another Machine" · "The Storm Over September" · "A Splintered Branch, A Ringing Bell Pt. 1" · "A Splintered Branch, A Ringing Bell Pt. 2" · "A Splintered Branch, A Ringing Bell Pt. 3" · "Live Post-Mortem"