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    207 KB Noh in Shadowrun? Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:20 No.1545250  
    Hello /tg/
    I'm mastering Shadowrun here, I really liked Noh and I 'd like to do something similar to my players.
    Unfortunately, it don't fit in Shadowrun's universe...

    Do you have any idea of something I could do to a similar effect?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:22 No.1545261
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    >>1545250Do you have any idea of something I could do to a similar effect?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:24 No.1545268
    WTF is noh? GM shadowrun like its suppose to, you machinegun cops, and zombies, and zombie cops. thats it. You drink beer while you play.

    Thats the recipe for any successful Shadowrun session.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:27 No.1545279
    in before PARENTAL shitstorm.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:27 No.1545280
    What is this?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:27 No.1545281
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:28 No.1545285
    Giant guardian walker like ED-209 from Robocop, post-reprogramming, so it's non-aggressive and tame.

    Bonus points if you keep the Noh voice.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:30 No.1545301
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    So... a big tachikoma?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:31 No.1545308
    Noh is the worst meme on /tg/. Even worse than -4 STR.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:32 No.1545316

    Now you're thinking on the level. The PCs WILL find a use for it, somehow.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:34 No.1545323

    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:34 No.1545324
    there are worse, like angry marines.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:35 No.1545329
    > I hate happiness and other positive human emotions.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:38 No.1545349
    Hmm.. but wouldn't the players just see it as "lol free tank"?
    I liked the fact that Noh was not useful and the players took/protected here because it was just a defenseless little girl (WTF EMOTIONS IN MY RPG?)
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 04/16/08(Wed)20:40 No.1545355
    Either exactly the same thing- a construct (robot) given a personality through magic- or the cyberpunk equivalent, an A.I. (possibly in a robot) that's like an actual little girl.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:43 No.1545376

    If it seems genuinely confused and not understanding when told to attack/ be threatening (playing on the 'innocent machine' trope) your players may decide to keep it around as a "pet" more than a disposable gun platform.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:44 No.1545381
    I don't see anyone spamming Noh in random threads.

    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:44 No.1545384
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    Now you're getting it
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:51 No.1545397
    Tachikomas were fucking awesome! I would love to have one in a Shadowrun game!
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:52 No.1545401
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    But instead of a mass murdering psychotic drug user, they used the brain of a 6 year old girl?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:55 No.1545418
    So, any jarhead right?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)20:58 No.1545439
    what the fuck is that thing
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:00 No.1545454
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    Underage b&
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:00 No.1545456
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    Robocop 2
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:06 No.1545489
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    Cyborg from Robocop 2. Robot body with a human brain in the middle. It was built by some corporation as a law enforcement unit. Slight overkill (minigun, 30mm cannon, grenade launcher, giant tazer, various claws, battering ram...)
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:08 No.1545509
    And nuclear-powered for maximum lulz
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:12 No.1545540
    >an A.I. (possibly in a robot) that's like an actual little girl.

    Megaera? Anyways, if you're running 4, I'd suggest a sprite. "Please do not take these files."
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:13 No.1545550

    It has nuclear powered boobs if the pictures are to be beleived.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:14 No.1545552
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    So any other idea beside the child-brain-in-a-combat-robot-body ?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:14 No.1545553
    there is never enough overkill when you want lethal force
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:16 No.1545569
    That won't work. A sprite is obviously a program/construct.
    The players will just kill it or ignore it...
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:17 No.1545577
    They should've killed or ignored the kid in the original too. Welcome to the land of players, where logic and rationality do not apply.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:19 No.1545589

    read Battle Angel Alita's sidestory with Doc Ido and Christmas
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 04/16/08(Wed)21:21 No.1545598
    The trouble being that the circumstances are the hard part. Shadowrunners are expected to be cynical in-game, not just via metagaming. And it's not like you can duplicate the "random dungeon, self-employed on your own schedule" social circumstance with a breaking and entry for Mr. Johnson. This makes the "Lost A.I." scenario more appealing.

    Then again, maybe you can. Try having Mr. Johnson give them a job to break into a vault owned by a crazed doomsday cult that killed themselves off a few minutes before the apocalypse was supposed to happen some ten years back. They get half of whatever the take is, and Mr. Johnson already knows the vault's hidden location. The catch is that while there are no outside security measures, the vault itself is difficult to get into. The cult designed it to release the "secrets of the fallen empires of old" in stages to the post-apocalyptic survivor who passed each "trial of enlightenment", thus demonstrating they were capable of wielding the power responsibly. The runners can work at their own pace, though fast results=bonus take and if there's been a week with no progress he'll likely hire someone else.

    Noh's the fourth trial.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 04/16/08(Wed)21:23 No.1545611

    Alita is the cyberpunk Noh good end. Really should have thought of that before.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:45 No.1545731
    if they grow attached to Noh

    reveal that she's a sex doll created by a fat otaku corporate samurai

    he will give you lots of monies for the return of Noh

    whT DO YOU DO?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:49 No.1545750
    Ask if he could make a harem.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:52 No.1545768
    in before genuflect
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)21:52 No.1545772
    I just read it.
    It's very good, the escaped clone body with no memory that escaped could easily be done in shadowrun..
    And the johnson could hire them to retrieve it to complete the brain swapping operation (but without telling them why they must retrieve her at first) and the runners will have to choose to let him do or not...
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)22:07 No.1545892
    Make noh simply a cyborg construct with no known origin or production information, and the sole guardian of a server the runners have to steal, left abandoned in the middle of some desolated ghetto.
    You really don't need to complicate and make Noh some stupid sex puppet/killer robot/etc thing, because the fun part is having a group of traditionally heartless bastards adopt and protect a kid. Now they have another reason to go on runs other than feeding their addiction to cyberware, foci, and various drugs.
    Hell, it might give them a reason to clean up, even for a strange little robot girl who probably has the beginnings of a simplistic AI groowing in her.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)22:13 No.1545929
    And as the pain in his body escalates, he turns to his 'daughter'... the little girl with a blank stare whom he just saved from certain death.
    Noh looks at the wounded warrior, curious and seemingly looking for an emotion. The warrior coughs up blood, further increasing the party's anxiety as they look upon him.
    "Noh... I'm so glad you're safe. Do not cry for me, for this is another facet of life you must learn." He reels in agony as he speaks. "Before I go, I want you to know that I, no WE love you. You are our daughter, our family."
    Noh's gaze pierces the warrior deeply, taking him great amounts of strength to hold his tears back. "Alas... this is the end. Noh... can you smile for me...?"
    The little girl looks around, confused and troubled. She then looks straight at the poor warrior and says
    "Please don't take the items."
    He then died painfully.

    this made me "AWWWWWWWWWW :*("
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)22:27 No.1546024
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    KISS then, hm?
    But guarding a server, it's kinda meh.
    Maybe some kind of magic artefact or hitech prototype instead...
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)22:36 No.1546073
    Quicksilver's Deck.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)22:59 No.1546178
    Wiki for "metropolis," go to disambiguations, and look up the anime movie.

    It's a robot. One who is pretty much as close to a sci-fi Noh as you get.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/08(Wed)23:18 No.1546248
    server is basically my placeholder for "put loot here", but it can be whatever.
    the key concept is giving your traditionally schizophrenic, violent, doped up shadowrunners something to actually feel some level of happiness and warmth about. I tbrings a good balance to things. Of course it'd be hard to maintain "realism" without occasionally putting Noh in danger but this shouldnt be the "HAHAHA my players are finally attatched to something so now I'll destroy it!" Dm shtick. I hate that crap.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)02:36 No.1547133
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    Yeah, I hate this too.
    In fact, the whole "DM vs PC" is stupid. It's a frigging game, not some kind of twisted competition...
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)02:46 No.1547154
    Noh is a Watcher Spirit that can only materialize on the physical plane, and only repeats "Do not take these X" to any question. She has been given an indefinite lifespan due to karma binding and other magical bullshit.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)02:46 No.1547157
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    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)04:24 No.1547433
    My players don't do any planning. They just gun in and hope to get out alive. surprisingly it works most of the time.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)06:56 No.1548003
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    They must have really big gun.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)09:39 No.1548518
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    that, two grade two initiate (one adept, one combat mage), a hell of a lot of weapon (thanks to a 4 years long campaign), but most of all, they have some back up.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)13:58 No.1549587
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    Pic related
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)15:30 No.1550065
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    Be sure you have plenty of dice
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)15:56 No.1550209
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    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)21:02 No.1551699
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    OP here, I'll try to stay close to the original...
    So I think I'll go with the little girl cyborg with a very simple but learning-capable AI who simply say "No" and "Please, do not take this item" at first.
    And I'll put all this in an abandoned corporate facility with active security trap/sentries that my players will have to explore...
    For the item in question, I'm not entirely settled yet. Something that must be valuable, but it should be capable of benefit to Noh. Maybe some kind of magic old-ass artifact who *could* give her "life" (as in unlimited source of energy, not Pinocchio-like crap. Even if it would kinda feel like it to my players).
    Or some kind of related technology, but I have no good idea for now...

    Anyway, I'm pretty sure at least one of my players will fuck it and everything will go to drek.

    Pics: Not Noh, but she's a loli with the blank expression I want.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)21:26 No.1551824
    "I used to have a job, a nice apartment before this. Now i live in a whirlpool box under the freeway overpass i'm addicted to combat drugs and i sold my cloths to pay for ammunition."

    ahh shadowrun how love that game.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 04/17/08(Thu)22:16 No.1552141
    Sounds good- you could have it be a matter of programmed loyalty to company property rather than any sort of deliberate test.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)22:19 No.1552161
    You better be sure none of your players is a fa/tg/uy or it will get really silly.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)22:21 No.1552167
    I kinda like this idea, but I doubt a group of drunken, bloodthristy Shadowrun players will feel much sympathy for some pasifist robot telling them not to steal shit.

    They will just translate it as some kinda spam-macro-spewing robot and kill mercilessly part it out for more ammo-money.

    Its gotta be something soft and squishy, like a small child, maybe a small child with cybernetic lobotomizing implants, not a fuckin android. Android= toaster. and thats how your PC's will treat it.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/08(Thu)22:37 No.1552265
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    Yeah I was thinking it would be something important in her program.
    If I go for the magic gizmo route, they wanted to try to test it with her, but they got shutdown (violently, 'à la' renraku) and she is just waiting here forever...
    If I go for the technoshit, maybe her original source code will be inside or something like that...

    It's okay, most of them are kinda newish and not so shadowun-cynic yet. Only one of them is a veteran and he always become protector-of-the-weak..-ish when there is a girl/woman involved (man can all go die in a giant meatgrinder for all he cares).

    Same as above.
    And she will have a smaller version of an otome cyborg body, they won't tell the difference.
    If they had a mage of course he could see it at once with astral but hey... Noone wanted to play one.

    Pic: another dead-eye loli for your advices

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