Shadowrun: One in Five

 
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“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.”
- Bhagavad Gita


Photo of Seattle by Christopher Boffoli
Seattle.

Ah, Seattle. Home to acid rain, millions of felons and SINless; and you.

The Shadowrunning capital of the world, you've heard it called. ‘Hong Kong of the West,’ and ‘Last Refuge of the UCAS.’ Seattle is many things, but mostly it’s the land of opportunity. An area this large, bordering this many nations, with access to a major port and megacorps of every kind? That’s a place where things happen.

But being that there are so many people out there calling themselves shadowrunners- you have to do something different, something to set yourself apart.


Who are you? A consummate professional? The best of the best? Famous from other circles, wanting to dabble your fingers in the waters of danger? Or just a kid so screwed up and desperate that you’re willing to do anything?


Game Description: Shadowrun 4th Edition. I’ll be using the 20th Anniversary Edition rulebook, as well as the information from Arsenal, Augmentation, Contacts and Adventures, Corporate Enclaves, Emergence Campaign, Feral Cities, Ghost Cartels, On the Run (Mission), Runner Havens, Runners Companions, Street Magic, and Unwired.

The group with be a bunch of newcomers- either those new to the shadows, or a few people so desperate and burned that they’ve got nowhere else to go.

Character Requirements: Characters will be built using 400 BP, no more than 35 BP in positive qualities, no more than 200 BP toward attributes, no gear with a rating greater than 12.

Players will apply for one of the following positions. Not all of these positions are necessary for the run, and a team without all positions filled is probably, if not likely. This process is just to help me organize the applications by group.

Special Note: "Obtaining the following skills: Etiquette, Perception, Dodge, and Unarmed Combat are strongly encouraged, because Fixers and Mister Johnson don't like dealing with runners with no etiquette skills, even if they have a really shiny Panther Assault Cannon. Your antisocial troll with good friends can still come along for the ride (per previous posts), but in some situations they'll be a serious liability- so will the hacker with no real-life weapons skills. Characters who default on these basic skills will find the world a much more difficult place."

Game Description:

In the 1990s, one in five people on the planet Earth was of Asian descent.

VITAS ravaged the planet in 2010, killing one quarter of the Earth’s population before it was done.

One in five people were born cute and cuddly as an elf or dwarf when UGE struck.

One in five people changed suddenly (and horrifically) when Goblinization started in 2021.

One in five people was online when Crash 2.0 struck. Of this one in five, one in five survived, becoming gifted with technology in a way that no one could explain –yet.
Another one in five of these died horribly, body wasting away or soul trapped within the matrix.

One in five.

Title: One in Five

System: Shadowrun, 4th Edition

Setting: Seattle, UCAS; Saturday, May 7th, 2072; 1200 Hours

Character Requirements: Characters will be built using 400 BP, no more than 35 BP in positive qualities, no more than 200 BP toward attributes, no gear with a rating greater than 12.

Players will apply for one of the following positions. Not all of these positions are necessary for the run, and a team without all positions filled is probably, if not likely. This process is just to help me organize the applications by group.

1 Face
1 Infiltration Specialist
1 Matrix Specialist
1 Mage
1 Close Combat
1 Distance Combat
1 Vehicle Specialist

In addition to this, although I’m not requiring everyone to be an Asian hermaphrodite bisexual Wiccan, I would appreciate character diversity. I’m a big believer that story is key, and I would rather see stories about the character backgrounds (keeping in mind that the characters are new runners, not veterans unless they’ve been burned or hung out to dry) and in the words of Wild Child Bound, “Most importantly, I like to see some complexity, depth, and originality in my player's characters. Not five 28-year-old straight white males and one girl with pink hair, whose entire states of beings can be summed up by their character class. It's the 2070s!”

For those of you struggling to come up with a concept, refer to these questions:
http://www.writingclasses.com/InformationPages/index.php/PageID/106

Special Note: "Obtaining the following skills: Etiquette, Perception, Dodge, and Unarmed Combat are strongly encouraged, because Fixers and Mister Johnson don't like dealing with runners with no etiquette skills, even if they have a really shiny Panther Assault Cannon. Your antisocial troll with good friends can still come along for the ride (per previous posts), but in some situations they'll be a serious liability- so will the hacker with no real-life weapons skills. Characters who default on these basic skills will find the world a much more difficult place."

Have fun! Play Shadowrun!


Last edited by L0g41n; May 30 '10 at 9:11am..
Woo! I'll retool Natasha's concept a little if necessary and put it up here soon.

Do you want a sheet now, or do you mind if I wait to see what role needs to be filled, since she can take any of three?

Basics
Real Name: Colonel Annika Romlin (Rt.)
Alias(es): Anna "Sinner" Molly
Metatype: Homo Sapiens Sapiens (Human)
Age: 30
Height: 6ft-1in
Weight: 161lbs with cybernetics
Role: Corporate Security Specialist/Stealth and Combat Expert (Infiltration Specialist with both Distance and Close Combat skills)





Avi, I don't need a sheet right away, but I would like to have concepts posted, so people understand what I'm looking for.

-Logain

Interested in the game and one of my roommates has all the fourth edition books but I've played three sessions of Shadowrun total. Should I still apply?

Street Name: XStatic
Team Role: Matrix Whiz







And due to popular request, my other submission, Angel the Covert Ops

Street Name: Angel
Role: Infiltration, Investigation, Light Gun Combat






Quote:
Originally Posted by Zore View Post
Interested in the game and one of my roommates has all the fourth edition books but I've played three sessions of Shadowrun total. Should I still apply?
If you feel comfortable enough with it, I say go ahead. Three sessions of Shadowrun is more experience then I currently have, and I've applied (every SR game I've tried to play in has always ended before we actually got to work heavily with the post-creation game mechanics.)

A heavily cybered person is pretty much a troll in social situation, aren't they?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Advert
(...) an Asian hermaphrodite bisexual Wiccan, (...)
Is reading Augmentation. Can easily make a cybered version of that!

A Dutch Wife Lover Face...


EDIT: Aww, full-body replacements Ghost-in-the-Shell style is still in trial versions...

Very much interested. I have a character I've been cooking up for a while in my head. He'd probably best fit for the face role. I'll post an application once I have him fleshed out.




 

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