Part 152: BCP 2 - ToolsX-394 is a big facility, full of mysterious creatures known as Abnormalities. Many of these Abnormalities can do very bad things if they're handled improperly, and it's vitally important that our agents know just what may happen if they're careless. What's a manager to do?
Episode 2: Tools
Hi! I'm Paul! Just your everyday plucky employee of Lobotomy Cobotomy, here today to talk about tool Abnormalities!
There are three tools in our facility that can come with some very serious repercussions. We'll be going through each of them in order, today!
I sure can't wait to get on that, Miss Hod!
The first one is an Abnormality all of our agents should be at least somewhat familiar with, called Portrait of Another World.
Make sure they get my good side!
Oh, they will Paul. They always do. Anyhow, when working the Portrait of Another World, it's important to only have one person touch it. If not, there can be some unfortunate consequences.
Gee golly! You mean like Funkadelic Spider unfortunate?
Something like that! Let's have our volunteer Saianna work with it and see what happens.
It sure looks like she just got the portrait's effect! I guess that means it transfers over!
Right! But let's see what happened to the original owner, shall we?
Great googly moogly! That sure didn't feel good!
Please remember this rule of dealing with the Portrait-it took our janitors six hours to clean up what was left of Paul from the floor when we were done!
That's terrible! Are there any other tools that are just as dangerous?
I'm glad you asked!
Saianna here decides to celebrate their newfound photoshoot by getting a mood boost using-
-I know this one! It's You Must Be Happy!
That's right! A nice Abnormality that boosts the stats of any agent that works with it. But Saianna did something they shouldn't.
Oh no! What'd they do?
They used it more than four times in a row. This machine is a little touchy, so something really bad happened just after.
Jeepies! That's another highly lethal thing to have happen!
It sure is! Remember to keep your daily uses to 4 or less, or else you too could end up guts on the floor! If not for yourself, please think of our janitors who have to clean up after you-it's not easy work!
I love our janitors, Miss Hod, so I promise I won't be dying!
That's a good attitude to have, Paul!
Still, it looks like our tools can only kill one or two people. I'm really glad there's nothing as scary as that Blue Star among them.
Oh, I don't know about that, Paul. There's one more tool to talk about today.
Gee golly, Miss Hod! Can this one do some real damage?
It sure can, Paul! What we have here is a fully wound up Backwards Clock. When used by a level 5 agent, it instantly fixes most problems in the facility all at once!
I know all that already, but what happens if a level 4 or lower agent uses it, Miss Hod?
Great question! Luckily, we have our brave volunteer Alis here on site to test exactly that!
It looks like it's working..!
It does, doesn't it? But if we wait just a second-
Yowie wowie! Everyone's dead! That's a new high score, Miss Hod!
It sure is, Paul! That Alis managed to kill or panic everyone in the entire facility except for themselves!
Sounds like it's time for a retry.
Silly Paul-that's always a purely managerial decision. You don't get any say at all!
It's a good thing our manager's so smart and cool. Otherwise I'd have to think for myself!
Sure is. Well, that's all the time we have today. Thanks for joining us! And remember
Knowledge is just pain plus observation! Have a great day!