Author Topic: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]  (Read 526 times)

Online Deeox2

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2018, 05:31:31 pm »
Hey, all.

As the date steadily approaches, remember to save your Chummer profile/character sheet in Create mode.

If you want to transition into Career mode, remember to save a copy in Create mode. Session 0 is for character creation discussion, after all.

Also, Arra. Maybe talk to Gamer because he wants a Day Job as a mechanic and I believe you have a mechanic contact.

Online Arraxis

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2018, 11:07:26 pm »
Janet Kensington, the geeky Ork mechanic who owns Wreck 'n Ride~

Online Gamerjunkie

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2018, 04:22:56 am »
Okay so I did a thing. I think I did it right. Yell at me if I didn't. I'll figure out backstory 'n' stuff later. Like how she got such a large pile of money to buy all these wonderful toys with.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BLc8aU_GQWyif4K2r696nMKmn6v_sbIf/view?usp=sharing

Also I did borrow Arra's Ork mechanic as a contact.
Arraxis [Oct 05, 2016, 07:24:37 am]:Boob poke super effective
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Online Deeox2

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2018, 04:38:52 am »
Well, it looks good to me. Admittedly, if there was something wrong, I'd probably miss it.

Anyway, uh... On Roll20 you have to input Contacts manually and sometimes Gear and Weapons don't organize themselves properly on the sheet. Make sure you all sort that out.

That's it, I think? I do suppose that if the Session 0 takes like no time we could move into Session 1 stuff though...

Online Gamerjunkie

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2018, 05:30:27 am »
Right so my drone weapon mounts appear neither on the Roll20 sheet nor this sheet. Actually I have no idea what's up with the anything for my vehicles/drones and their various add-ons on Roll20. Weapon mounts are as follows.

Nissan Roto-drone
-Large, Remote, Turret, External mount with AK-97 (Hence the AR ammo on my sheet)

Lockheed Drone
-Standard, Remote, Fixed, External mount with HK 227
Arraxis [Oct 05, 2016, 07:24:37 am]:Boob poke super effective
Elvis Strunk [Oct 22, 2017, 01:28:51 pm]:Popcorn is only a slight error away from becoming copporn
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Offline Elvis Strunk

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2018, 08:02:49 pm »
Can't get back to sleep, so I've been working on a couple other character ideas just. in. case.

Lobelia
In Shadowrun everyone is sort of the rogue. Except, this character is the rogue.

Character is a Night One/Nocturna Elf, coming with keen-eared, low-light vision, allergy (common, mild) (sunlight), nocturnal, and unusual hair (colored fur). Bought qualities are acrobatic defender, ambidextrous, catlike, and home ground (on the lam).

Maxed agility at 8, blades (knives specialized), throwing weapons (blades specialized), and archery (bow specialized), alongside very nice ratings in sneaking, palming, gymnastics, perception (searching specialized), tracking, first aid, and survival. Earlier mention being a little higher than later. Also 6 charisma, 5 strength, 4 body and edge, and 3 in everything else. Knowledge skills are black markets (Seattle specialization), and area knowledge: Seattle. They know a lot about their home turf.

Comes with four combat knives, bow (rating 10), form-fitting body armor, and a cloak/cheap suit/cheap dress for whatever occasion is needed. Add on to that a low lifestyle and have exactly 0 Nuyen left over.

For contacts there's two. Dr. Mokie T. Ripper, Street Doc with Connection 3 and Loyalty 6. He's a foster parent for those who would otherwise be orphans, and the character was raised by him, hence the connection, and the reason the character knows first aid.

Next is Queen Rapier, code name of course. Fixer, Connection 4 and Loyalty 5, has a gambling addiction and was also raised by Mokie. They were close when growing up, separated after a while, ended up meeting up and having a relationship, broke it off, separated again, and nowadays... it's complicated. Don't ask. The doc is an old male ork, the fixer is a young female centaur.

The idea is that the character was part of, basically, a modern day freak show, due to the unusual even-by-metahuman aspects of the variant, but the show got shut down and that's how they ended up with doc. The skill with knives and bows probably started there, either target practice as part of the show, or, perhaps more darkly, gladiator matches. Sneaking around is just part of life on the streets.

As they got older they decided to stop being a drain on doc's resources and moved out on their own. The current goal is to just make enough Nuyen to survive, and longterm, perhaps give doc and the kids a proper place to settle down, and enough money to prosper rather than get by. Probably a Neutral Good character, if alignments were used here.

Spoiler
No name decided yet. In more ways than one. This would be the easiest character, as well as the one that would get over any handicaps most easily, player-side if not character-side. I've also played as this archetype before and it's legitimately doable and enjoyable, if handled properly.

Human, regular. Negative qualities are amnesia (surface level), blank slate, and oblivious 1. Ah, what this means should be obvious. They have no real will or personality at all. They'll do as told, and will mostly speak when spoken to, unless a personafix is implanted. Positive are astral chameleon, blandness, and technomancer, which is also the class here. Yes, this is our hacker, if we need one. And a hacker that not only doesn't notice things, but doesn't get noticed either.

Logic is maxed at 6, while edge is maxed at 7. Body and agility are 5, resonance is 6, strength is 2 and everything else is 1. No reaction, charisma, instinct, or willpower left over. For skills, there are very high ratings in hacking (devices specialization), cybercombat (devices specialization), medicine (extended care specialization), first aid, electronic warfare (jamming specialization), computer, hardware, software, and sneaking.

Not too attached to any of the specializations here if there's a better choice, and I have 11 points actually left right now that I haven't decided what to do with. The basic idea boils down to being very good as a hacker and healer and not really knowing anything else. And being able to sneak around, because she's so unnoticeable to begin with.

Have no idea what items a technomancer needs and I'm still working on it. Contact is one, Babyface Smith. A basic thug with Loyalty 1 and Connection 2, but that's still about the best she's got. He gets her to do jobs for him and gives her enough Nuyen to eat with, but doesn't give a damn otherwise. Even then most of the Nuyen he gets out of it just feeds his drinking problem.

Her story doesn't start so long ago. She remembers staring at a screen with the words 'it's better this way' typed on it. Not waking up or focusing on it, but as if she'd been staring at it at length, and everything before that moment of doing so was cut off. She was in a bunraku parlor, and everyone else was dead. Eventually, the cops came and took her away. They asked questions that she had no answers for, and, when they tried to find out who she was, everything came up blank. They also found no evidence she had caused the deaths, and she was eventually released.

Wandering aimlessly, she was eventually discovered by Smith, who learned of her ability on the matrix. She would often access it without prompting, either via device, or... otherwise, but would then proceed to do nothing unless given a command. Deciding she was useful, if slightly, he began subleasing her for runner jobs, and eventually, she started becoming more known, if as a tool rather than a person.

She has no goal or motivation. She eats because she was instructed to, and keeps herself alive for the same reason, but most things that could be considered 'human' have been erased- seemingly by choice. But perhaps someone like this can have a future, after all...

Anyway, neither is entirely finished yet, but there's enough progress to mention them here if nothing else. I'm tired~ So I might hold off a bit before doing anything more. Since Arra's a mage, Gamer's a driver, and I think Merne is going with a fighter, I feel confident I'll be able to fill whichever gap seems most important between face/hacker/stealth and extra combat power.

Online Deeox2

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2018, 10:33:48 pm »
Well, you don't need a decker/otaku/technomancer, but as long as people are having fun, I don't particularly care. It's more of a discussion for the players, even if I have input.

I think the funny thing also, is that in Mirrorshades, the decker was also the face, kinda. Granted it was 1st Edition, but.

Anyway! I wanna graft on Beliefs, Instincts and Goals from Burning Wheel. Kinda like how these guys were discussing it. But probably make everyone have to take only one of each, make beliefs give you karma, instincts give you edge if they screw you over (like a trade of being screwed somewhere and getting a badass point for somewhere else). Goals would be for karma as well.

Bringing that over worked in Mirrorshades, so I think I can make it work here. If it doesn't, no harm no foul.

I may also simplify contacts into Circles from Burning Wheel also, but I want to see how contacts work regularly first.

Online Deeox2

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2018, 02:11:43 am »
Hey all. We're pushing the first session date a week ahead, so instead of January 27th, it'll be on Feburary 3rd at 7 PM CST.

Arra's getting back later than he thought because of travel time.

Offline Elvis Strunk

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2018, 02:49:29 am »
I read that as Ďbecause of time travelí and was slightly disappointed to correct myself.

That said, itís fine~ Elvis will have more time to consider his options and stress out over everything until then.

Online Deeox2

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2018, 02:50:36 am »

Offline mrgw4

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2018, 03:01:41 am »
Silly evils, no reason to stress out! You're perfect after all.
yes everything I say can and will have a typo in it.

Online Arraxis

Re: Shadowrun: [Snazzy Title Pending]
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2018, 12:40:57 pm »
Silly mistake on my end. Just looked at the last date on the planner.