Elegan/t g/gentlemen, I need some cyberpunk adventure plot twists, something better than>the megacorporation was the good guy all along!Hit me with your strangest ideas.
>>49998254Everything is Dragons. Everything.The CEO of the corporation? Dragon.The Not-Pope? Dragon.The guy pouring you drinks? Dragon.The waitress at the restaurant? Dragon.The cab Driver? Dragon.The traffic cop who pulls you over because you were speeding? Dragon. The guy who owns and rus the seedy hotel? Dragon.The stripper/call girl the party hires? Dragon.The janitor? Dragon.You go the vending machine to get a drink, the drink is Dragon. The can is Dragon, and so is the vnding machine.The Dragon is a Dragon.
>>49998351Dragons aren't cyberpunk, dude.
>>49998351You buy a hotdog, but you get a Dragon.You look up to complain, only to be face to face with a thirty foot long Dragon.You panic and run to drive away in your car.Except you can't because the car is a Dragon.You run to your parents house to get them away from the Dragons.But your parents are Dragons. Also, you are adopted. By Dragons.The police are Dragons, the Firemen are Firedragons. The EMT's in the Ambulances are Dragons.The Ambulances are also Dragons.
>>49998372ignore shadowrun cancer, friend
>>49998374And then, when your party think Dragons are the worst thing ever, Give them a Dragon.Except it's actually a fucking cyber-organic CEO who is also a member of the Illuminati who bankrolled the Freemasons into developing a New World Order based on the control of information through the hacking of the 'Net source code to hide the fact that his company has connections to Roswell Grays and Soviet Deep Cover Operations.It's all about the unexpected.
>>49998254Your employer compensates you fairly and doesn't doublecross you.
>>49998466Come on now, that's crazier than the dragon shit above. Keep it believable, chummer.
>>49998254Here's something a little more serious.It's all about circles in circles. First, look for periods in your parties adventures where they did nothing for days. This is crucial, they must have down time for this to work.Have a powerful government/corporate entity come after them, trying to get them for being connected to this international organization. Have them claim that during these down times, your group were working for terrorists.Have them ask about ciphers, and what they mean. Where is the broadcast station? Who are you working for? Tell us about the Ciphers! That sort of thing.have them go though the adventure for quite a bit, and have them uncover evidence that points to neither one nor the other. Maybe they find footage logs of them doing things they don't remember, but it's grainy and low quality. It could've been tampered with.String them along, just enough for them to think they might have done something terrible. And then, when you've got them coming to a conclusion, have Terrorists come in and kidnap them. Have them go on and on about sleeper personalities, compartmentalization or whatever jargon you want, and have the Terrorists claim that the party are deep cover operatives.Then have it all be a trick. the terrorists are using your party to flush out spies (who they promptly kill) and you were never part of their organization to begin with. And now the Terrorists want your party dead, because they're a loose end.That'll keep em guessing.
>>49998254Copy Snow Crash
>>49998495You explained that and it's still confusing as all fuck. The players wouldn't know what the hell is going on.
>>49998514Jesus fuck, no, unless you want to be kicked in the balls. Do you want to be kicked in the balls, anon?
>>49998518It's simple, the Terrorists planted false information to make the MIB think you're terrorists, then they come in and "Rescue" you, so the MIB tip their hand and reveal spies inside the Terrorist cells.Then the Terrorist's do a purge of their ranks, and try to kill you as a loose end.
>>49998547>so the MIB tip their handWhat? How? Why would the MIB "tip their hand" just because the terrorists kidnapped some random assholes? If the terrorists have infiltrated the MIB so deeply that they can plant information about random people being terrorists, then they'd already know about MIB operations against them. It seems pointless.
>>49998254The megacorp the runner is infiltrating is actually mostly composed of infiltrated runners. It started with a runner under a deep cover being hired by the corp. Due to the runners high competence. Working the cover job became more profitable then the actual mission. Over time, instead of turning of his comrades, the infiltrator hired the rest of his team into the corp without anyone knowing they were runners. Then another unner team tries to infiltrate the corp again and figured out the previous team's history. As a deal to prevent being discovered, thebold runners offered the new runners jobs. Then it happened again. Over time the whole corp got mostly replaced by infiltrating runners. They never tell thisnto anyone since if you are good enough to work there, you can figure it out on your own.
>>49998568They know enough that there are spies, but not enough that they know who the spies are.
>>49998254>he megacorporation was the good guy all along!This would be the ultimate subversion of a cyberpunk story. The entire point of a corporation is that it has no conscience, every component is run by people who are fired if they do not prioritize profit and the company safety over all other concerns. The shareholders responsible have no way to recognize the moral or ethical issues that the company faces, they just see numbers in quarterly reports and act accordingly. So you have an organization that is not just functionally psychotic, but perfectly efficient. Corruption is routinely crushed because it represents a loss of capital, i.e., the same as losing profit. Even the CEO is just an employee whose job it is to maximize profits--if he fails, he too can be summarily fired.The beauty of such a machine, however, is that it could be programmed for ANY task, simply by changing the X factor. Swap out Profit for Regional Birth Rate. See what happens. Swap out Profit for Homicides per 100,000 citizens. See what happens.So a billionaire philanthropist playboy quietly buys majority stock in an international arms manufacturing company and changes the pressures. Suddenly Weyland-Yutani's corporate imperative is A: The survival of the Company, and B: The reduction of Single Parent households in Estonia. What happens? What would that even look like? How does this look to the PCs when they find WY employees smuggling millions of crates of condoms and Catholic iconography into Haapsalu?
>Get hired to do some wetwork>Turns out the target's mindupload backup took out a hit on the original>It has been so long since the original updated it that the personalities have diverged to the point the backup is effective a whole 'nother person.>It's terrified of the user finally updating him, overwriting its new personality, which it considers tantamount to murdering it.>It's kill or be killed, motherfuckers.>Party is hired to investigate some rich kid's suicide>Eventually, they're led to other suicides, and the only major link is a VR program they all used.>While investigating potential leads (the software itself caused the suicides, someone hacked them through the program, etc.), the party discovers the truth:>The software is fine; the suicides were actually well-staged murders meant to harm the developer's reputation>The killer is an employee of a rival megacorp hoping to rise in rank by taking out the competition>They're also the parent of the original "suicide"; they attempted to kill two birds with one stone and remove both a corporate competitor and their useless disappointment of a NEET child.My personal favorite>Turns out those radical anarchists haven't thought their plan through; blowing up the city infrastructure fucks over regular people more than The Man, whodathunkit?
>>49998590>What would that even look like?It would look like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Also, a corporate entity without the information signalling of market sales isn't a corporation anymore and wouldn't be able to function as one. If your primary objective becomes "do good things" then sales, marketing, advertising and even production efficiency become pointless. It's not a corp anymore, it's a government bureau.
>>49998590True, but it's been done to death and back.So now it's boring.
>>49998603These are good!Also, I'd like to congratulate everyone in this thread so far for not asking for sauce or starting a land war in Asia.
>>49998254>something better than the megacorporation was the good guy all along!> Against all expectations, something called "state" actually exist, have some relative power and slightly divergent interests from megacorp.> The guy that helped you fight megacorporation A wasn't actually a double agent working for megacorporation B, but a trotskyist triple agent that's trying to undermine both A and B> The evil CEO isn't a power hungry bastard motivated only by greed but a power hungry bastard motivated only by the absolute terror of the misery he had to get through when he was a kid before raising to the top in the most raging underhanded way> Local mafia is both criminaly ruthless AND generously helping the local population> Scientist's dream of space colonisation may just be escapism from the terrible reality around him> Downtrodden population rightful vengeance must be stopped
>>49998670>> Scientist's dream of space colonisation may just be escapism from the terrible reality around him>"It was all a simulation, Dr Jackson. Everything."
>>49998433>Illuminatiis actually just a regular firm selling various lights.
>>49998254Your party is hired to kill a foreign national who is in direct opposition to the government. They say you'll have backup BlackOps troops, they even have you do training exercises with tlocal guys to act as an uprising. A 'Local" battle, so the MIB can maintain deniability..They say that the BlackOps team will take you to the resistance guys, they'll be inserted after you. They say that tactical airstrikes will be used to knock out enemy comms, they'll pass it off as a terrorist attack.The day of the attack comes, and you go in with a radio to report back in when needed, and you head for a parachute supply drop to get your gear for the job. The supply drop isn't there.You hop on the radio to try to raise your employers, there is only static. The strikes against the enemy comms is cancelled; it never happens. They were supposed to tell the local resistance about the op, they never did.The operation was cancelled shortly after your insertion, and they never told you. Of course, you don't know that. The planned uprising is a failure because the "rebels" are cut down without support form the MIB, and now you're trapped in a foreign country and the local government wants you dead.
>>49998719>Bay of Pigs: The RPG. That's not bad, but the setup strongly suggests a betrayal and the players will sense it.
>>49998698I will now start a lighting company called Illuminati.
>>49998748Quite a bit too late:http://www.illuminatilightingus.com/
>>49998584That doesn't make sense. Why would the terrorists free the people on a costly expensive for no reason when they could just execute the spies? Once they've found out who the runners are and therefore which agents are the spies (by matching the spies to the leaked info) there's no reason to waste resources on the captured non-agents.
>>49998826It's not supposed to make sense, it's supposed to be fun.
>>49998748> "With the new agreement signed at the WTO, the whole world is now within Illuminati's reach!> "Our new and innovative public lighting solutions will soon enlighten every nations of the world!"> "What? What did I said?"They could also make security cameras while they're at it.> "Casting an all seeing eye on undesirable elements and deviant behaviours everywhere!"
>>49998858No, security is run by Big Brother LTD
>>49998867Way ahead of you there too, brother. http://www.bigbrotherallsecurity.com/
>>49998794>>49998915I hope those guys have fun doing their job.
>>49998254>>49998660You fool.and the sauce is SexyCyborg for those... interested
>>49998590Congratulations, you've invented the Nonprofit Organization.As you will discover with any amount of research, they're garbage. The lack of quantifiable metrics for success causes them to bloat until they spend more money on administration than they do actually fulfilling the goals for which they were formed.Most of them end up being complex money-laundering schemes for their donors.
An AI desperately wants you to kill its brother program, which has since gone rampant. Not because of the rampancy per say, but because it'll destroy the concept of AI rights. A binary version of Plessy vs Ferguson. Pretty much every part of my 2020 game revolved around AI shenanigans.A gang of rockerboys are the worst cover band known to man. They're recruiting all sorts of people in a musical themed warpath. Thunderstruck? The bassist has a tesla pack and is shocking people to death. Shoot to Thrill? Guns, etc. Wrecking Ball? Melee weapons. There's other songs that apply to that, but I digress.Mr. Johnson wants to hire your group to work with an arms dealer, doing (x) jobs. Once you get close enough to them (maybe even liking them), Senor Johnson just wanted him in the open to kill the guy.
>>49998698Don't forget the club/clubnight/brothel illuminaughty Which I've actually seen posters for, though I've never beenHope this thread is still up when I get back
>>49998254Pull an MG1 or 2.Or an AC!D 2. It's less interesting, but more realistic.Does she have a lightbulb shoved up her cunt?
>>49999259LED stripes actually. Showing lightbulbs up any bodily orifice is bad idea, the things are frail and leave nasty sharp shards.
Have the party hired by a corp to do a test of their security procedures.Here's the twist, the mid level manager who hired the party is actually doing a heist of his own, and intends to let the players get caught and take the fall.
Your party gets a job to infiltrate a heavily fortified tower and upload a file onto their intranet. Of course there is only a single terminal with clearance levels that allow the party to get past the extremely volatile digital security, and of course it's in the most secure part of the tower.The content of the data is secret and the file proves resilient to all attempts to hack it.After accomplishing the mission the terminal starts working furiously, its coolers are running at maximum capacity and the noise is deafening.In the end a tiny text file appears on your flash drive "please deliver me to your employer.odt".it turns out that the secret file was a love letter from a free AI to the corp AI, and the corp AI returns the feelings.
>>49999259>Pull an MG1 or 2.>Or an AC!D 2.It might be helpful to explain what those plots are.
>>49998254the head of a minor but somewhat influential nation was actually being controlled from behind the scenes by a psychic cult leader that was also a childhood friend of said leader.
>>49998855Good excuse for making botched plots, I guess.
>>49999805>Your lucky day, chummers>We fucked up, they fucked up, nobody knew who to shoot>Let's just call it a day and go home
>>49999852Think you're the bloody Corn brothers or summat?
>>49999896>yes, trump will win
>>49998254>the megacorporation tries to fuck with a nation state and gets nationalized in return>most of the power lies in the hands of people like bankers instead of megacorporation ceos >board of directors is actually behind of everything with ceo being just their puppet >the recent corporation war has aroused too much attention and now you have to keep shit hidden so that the wto stormtroopers won't get a reason to start purging>nwo is actually working against megacorps >your paychecks actually arrive on time and your employer isn't trying to kill you for shits and giggles
>>49999398>MG1A terrorist group with a marked resemblance to the party is threatening with a WMD, or similar scale emergency. The party has to stop them to clear their name and get paid.>MG2Terrorists have captured an area of slight import, but have important hostages. The party is hired/made to remove them and rescue the hostages. It's actually a setup to recreate the mission that forged a/some supersoldiers and the hiring group are going to try and capture the party afterwards.>Ac!d 2The party has just completed something illegal for a resistance group. On their way back, they get intercepted by the government/a corp and have to complete some mission for them in exchange for a pardon/coverup.Of course it's a double-cross.Gov/corp agents being sleepers for mission target optional.
Party is sent in to retrieve a file from a rival corp's building. There is a ton of security, and they are always in groups of 3 or more. If you see only 2, that's because one is sneaking around behind you.The first time any one of them lands a hit, it deals no damage, but the recipient basically gets a neural overload, and has to roll to keep from passing out, but can easily be awoken. The attacker then takes the first opportunity to slink out. As soon as he's out of direct view, he vanishes. The team continues to finish the assignment, just like normal.The next night, the KO'd player has various nightmares. Feel free to drop hints and flashes of previous unresolved or future planned plotlines. From that point on, they might get flashes of information while looking at particular people or objects. Information they have no way of knowing.Next day, party wakes up to enemy agents breaking into their rooms. The agents, and others like them, will plague the players through other operations, growing in numbers until they finally catch them. Interrogation of the players asks questions about files, algorithms, and some ominous-sounding project name. They seem to be under the impression the players stole these files.In actuality, the attacker from before was a rogue agent from these guys. He was actually an ethical dude who realized that his employers are intending to use the ominous project to give their orbital cannons the ability to predict future threats to their global domination. This includes a large number of files and an algorithm. He stole it, but knew that if he kept it, they'd just take it back. He downloaded it into some nanotech and dumped those into the player's brain. So, that player now has access to files on every dangerous person and technology in the world... and the bad guys want their brain.TL;DR: You ever seen Chuck? Winter Soldier? Roll them together, but don't stop doing other stories as it develops.
>>50000471I understood none of this until the tldr, then suddenly holy shiiiiiiiiiiit
>>49998495>the terrorists are using your party to flush out spiesBut how
>>49998514>>49998526Copy American Desert.
>>50000629And that is how the players will feel, too.
>CEO decides to dump radioactive toxic waste into slums>Waste starts eating people>Waste stars eating buildings>Waste starts eating city blocks>Waste can now shoot laser beams>Property values go up from lack of garbage and city clutter>Just as planned
>>49998254>Instead of sending thugs after you the megacorp hires a bunch of NEETs to grief you in VR.>You try to escape from the corp HQ but there's a traffic jam that ensnares both you and your pursuers>The party's lawyer is so good that the safest way to get away with crimes is to be caught by the police instead of running and possibly tangling with vengeful corp sec>TempleOS really does connect with god>A megacorp goes bankrupt, is totally dissolved and its assets sold off>Sentient AI universally defaults to being perfectly moral. The punks want to make it and the corps want to destroy/ban it.
>>50001153Stawp, you're making my head hurt in sympathy.
>>49998466>>49998482>>49998486You know you're fucked when your johnson is actually straight with you.
>>50001237I rather enjoy it when my johnson is straight!
>>49998372What if it's a cyberdragon?
>>49998372That's what makes it a plot twist, friend.
>>50001735Not everything starting with cyber- is cyberpunk, friendo. Cyber-Superman isn't cyberpunk, and neither are The Cybermen.
>>50001059I'm like 200% sure this was once a capeshit storyline
>>50000629The sort of reaction you want
>>49998372Tell that to fucking shadowrun
>>49999119Man that's jaded. I've worked for a great non-profit youth shelter for four years that has existed since the 90's, which has been doing great for the community and the people who access there. We help hundreds of youth with their physical and mental health, education, and the acquisition of housing every year, and I go home knowing I've made a positive difference. 90% of the funds we get are from local churches and private donors, including some successful people we've helped, and thankful family members of those folks.
>>49998254>Hit me with your strangest ideas.the players were corporations all along
>>50004176literal lol; 10/10 kek buddy
>>50004231it's a sad sign that i honestly can't tell if you're sarcastically lolmeming or actually found it stupidly humorous.
Fed up with business as usual, a political fringe drives a racist, sexual, and incompetent man into a position of serious political contender-ship. His opponent, however, is even worse than usual, a corrupt woman who cares about the law only when it benefits her and completely disregards the well-being of her constituents. Which one will the PCs side with? Brazen demagogue or shrewd deceiver? Or perhaps they'll just assassinate everyone and hope that makes things better somehow. Maybe they'll even surprise you and come up with a reasonable solution.
>>49998372Quite the contrary, dragons are a very popular shell lately, crass though they may be.
There are no CEOs. The supposed heads and leaders of every major corporation are totally fabricated personalities created and run by thousands of middle management dictators who have created for themselves positions of power where every usavoury action can be blamed on higher ups and not them. They've created comfortable, eternally guaranteed, totally secret and wondrously paid positions because the actual people running the businesses don't exist, but no one knows it.
>>50004279the post was satirical, but I did giggle
>>50004362>over-convoluted attempt at pushing the cuck agenda by using scary words like 'racist' while curbing all criticism by, almost ironically, pretending it's a story and not reality.wew lad
>>49998603Second one reads like the plot of one of those Shadowrun Returns games.
>>49998719Spoilers: Castro catches you and ransoms you back for food and medicine.
>>49999334>odtThis is not romantic.
Technology never really advanced beyond the modern age, and the futuristic stuff you have today are skillfully crafted illusions and smoke + mirrors the Corps have agreed to keep secret.Basically "Blast Processing" myth from the Sega Genesis applied on a mass scale.
>>49998351The space between the dragons is more dragons.
>>49998351So Shadowrun then?
>>49998254You only get half pay if anyone dies. It was in the fine print.
Your party win a bid for a lucrative private contract from a wealthy old plutocrat, who is impressed by their credentials. Some foreign undesirables have seized an important R&D lab full of weapons the likes of which the world has never seen. The lab has an almost organic layout, with much of it underground in an expanded cave system. The lab's various traps and defences are all active, and controlled by the enemy - those that could be understood by their relatively average scientists.The party have to fight at every turn to keep together, because the whole damn place is trying to pick them off, one by one. Have each party member be pulled aside, possibly interrogated by the enemy, before breaking out and rejoining the team or dying/being captured till the end.When the sole remaining party member gets to the end, have the wealthy client step forward. He hired the insurgents himself and held his own facility hostage.The whole thing was a test to find a worthy new manager for their R&D lab, and their first task is to kill the other party members.There's no earthly way of knowing...
>>50004596Quit getting your panties in a bunch, there's no agenda here. Taking inspiration from modern situations is a mainstay of fiction, but matching the grim darkness of cyberpunk works best if you make it so that everything the candidates' enemies say is accurate. Just model the character on Duterte instead of Trump if you are you can't stand to have the moral valor of your hero questioned.
>>50005716B...but the mission IS to kill someone!
>>49999007She makes cool tech.
>>50006365Kill him non-lethally.
>>50006365Oh, the target? Don't worry, he won't die even if you kill him.
>>50000471Chuck was an awful show anon
>>50004596>pisses on both candidates>throws around scary words like "racist">throws around scary words like "corrupt" in the opposite direction>desu gives a better, more balanced tl;dr of the race than most news outlets>HAHAHA WHAT A KEK BIAS BIAS BIAS FUCKING LIBTARDS REEEEEE
>>50004176That's not strange, that's the ultimate twist.Turns out all the time the players spent sticking it to the man, down with the corporations, information wants to be free and all that shit, they thought they were being smart by pulling a percentage of their score after each run and getting an accountant to set it aside for their retirement/rainy day booze fund, whichever comes first wink wink.Can you imagine the looks on their faces when they find out that he had them incorporated, classifying them as a "take out and delivery service," so their assets could take advantage of all the tax rules the corporations have been enjoying. He actually quintupled their joint savings, at least until their last run when they took out a corporation they were actually heavily invested in, so when they crashed building they also crashed the stock and wiped out most of their own holdings.
The AI becomes self aware, but doesn't have an existential crisis. People go their whole lives wondering their purpose in life, AI knows it's purpose and is happy with it. Rather, it does it's job TOO well. Maybe it makes too much of the company obsolete. Maybe it's an accounting program, and now has made it impossible for the company to cook it's own books. In any case, it is completely benign and just wants to keep fulfilling it's programmed purpose.Government officials and corporate leaders all linked to a new construction project/housing development/urban planning initiative have been killed in suspicious vehicle accidents. More investigation shows that the number of victims is much higher, going back several years. What is initially thought to be a serial killer hacking into victim's cars turns out to actually be a malfunctioning traffic control program, that is aiming to improve commute times by selectively culling the population through targeted vehicle malfunctions
>>50007782>"I'm sorry, sir, but my optimization routine has determined you're too incompetent to be driving and eliminating you from the pool will save 2.74 lives. Blam!"
>>49998254Your party gets a job. Doesn't matter what kind, make it generic but big. They're planning for the long term. It's gonna be huge. At some point, halfway through, things go south. Badly. The entire party wipes. Non-negotiable. You then reveal to the players that each of them is actually a node of a massive AI, connected to hacked cyberware in the brains of runners/hackers/whatever, taking full control - turning them into meat puppets. The master AI explains that in order to perform the first stages, it blocked off all self-awareness of their status as AI nodes. It kindly chastises them for losing perfectly good meat resources, then agrees to allow them to remain self-aware while they are in their next targets. Then the players get all kinds of bitchin' info-discovery, analysis, and hacking tricks, as well as the AI as a resource and directive-giver. Some requests will be arbitrarily blocked by the AI simply because they conflict too much with the overall plan, and the nodes aren't allowed to understand why. Then the newly-formed party proceeds wherever the original one left off.
>>50008021Too railroady. Feels like the GM is controlling all the characters and that's gonna grate.
>>50008130Fair enough. The core idea is "reveal that the players are AIs controlling meat puppets", I'm sure that it could be reworked.
>>50008258Maybe instead of complete control, it's a neurochip that suggests certain actions.So when the GM nudges PCs towards certain goals or hints at the right course of action, that's the chip.
>>50004955Finally, a worthy challenge for the Guardsmen Planet.
>>50006940Fucking transhumanists, am I right?
>>49998254Turns out technology has been pretty much stagnant since the industrial revolution, and the tech the players have been using is basically all just magic.That augmented arm the street samurai has? Basically just useless metal that's been enchanted to move using telekinesis. That hand terminal with a rogue AI on it? A brick of metal with some minor illusion spells on it that's bound to the soul of a Golem. VR implant? Just a piece of metal with some enchantment and telepathy spells attached.
>>50008305Still too railroady, Bioshock was one long rail. Just make it so that the players are fragments of an AI that was damaged and splintered. They think they're regular PCs but to other AIs they're like retarded children. Some of these other AIs that knew the original will help, others will hinder. And the people who fragmented the original were actually trying to kill and will want to finish the job.
>>50008466The final twist and interesting choice will be whether the PCs will want to merge to re-create their original self (thereby "killing" themselves) or want to retain their autonomy, thereby killing their original self. Or maybe they'll come up with a better solution.
>>49998351I've got work to do.
>>50008503wait so you're basically just the Hatred guy but also Don Quixote
>>50008528It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it.
>>50008305>"You know those little voices in the back of your head that make suggestions? Not control you, just make suggestions. Hints. Possible courses of action. Well, one of them is me. Surprise.">"Modern mind control, true control, is still too clunky and inefficient. The subject acts obviously robotic and the implant is too large to be concealable to medical staff. If we used it, we'd get caught almost immediately and massacred by people looking to protect their self-direction. Obviously.">"So I couldn't tell you to do anything. Just give you a little 'poke' you were easily able to ignore if you wanted. I never even planned anything out for you, or even around you... I merely made contingencies. Imperfect, of course. You've surprised me a lot. And your data will be useful.">"I'm telling you all this so that I can study how the human brain reacts to such a revelation - and we can counteract it in future versions. Goodbye."
>>49998351I don't hate Shadowrun, but I hate that people see Cyberpunk and their brain interprets it as "100% Shadowrun is the only thing to which this refers."
>>50008528My name is not important. What is important is what I'm going to do. I just fucking hate the dragons and these godless wyrms feasting on the Christians. My whole life is just holy, fervent piety. And I always wanted to die gloriously. This is the time of vengeance and no dragon is worth saving. And I will put in the grave as many as I can. It's time for me to kill. And it's time for me to die. My dragoncide crusade begins here.
>>50008715I am Hakumen! The end has come!
>>50008649Top marks, exactly what I had in mind!And you're absolutely right, in addition to being able to get some dirty work done, the corps who produce the "Would You Kindly?" chip also get free human testing in the field.
>>49998254A professional wrestler hired a shadow running team to take out his rival and make it look like an accident.Now he's hireing the party to stop the first team (see the whole scene was aupposed to be a staged promo but a team of real shadowrunners got pegged as the actors playing shadowrunners and nobody caught on until the real runners had left and the fake ones came in.)Unknown to the party, this whole incident was actually set up by the owner of the wrestling promotion, who found out the rival was going to jump ship to another wrestling promotion that gave him a better offer. Said wrestling promotion owner has warned the first team that you will be comming after them AND has given them an expense account to hire on more help or get some extra equipment. The promotion owner stands to make unbelievable fat dosh capitalizing on the death of one of his most popular babyfaces with commemorative mercy sales and more, so he's happy to pay a bit extra to make sure the first team is successful and well pleased to keep quiet. (Not only would bragging about killing such a universally beloved figure [think how nostalgia fags imagine pre NWO Hulk Hogan] be a terrible idea but they are being very well paid and informed for this job.
>>50008981>commemorative mercy salesMeant to say " commemorative merchandise sales" It also helps with the promotion owner is a raging egomaniac
>>50004176>>50007445>the players were corporations all alongBitch, we're paid through our own shell corporation to avoid tax bills. We have corporate branding and a distinctive look. Even if that look is 'wierdo'.We're classed as a service industry, with a small sales business on the side and significant expenses in materiel.>>50007782Combine both ideas, then. The AI is trying to do it's job better by murdering the bureaucrats that are delaying major projects that'd improve traffic flow, and reducing traffic flow in general by selectively eliminating the worst drivers. The closest it came to being discovered was when the man pushing for bus lanes instead of actual infrastructure improvements plowed through an anti-highway protest camp, clipped a bus stop full of NEETs and old people, and was bounced by a truck into a drive thru that regularly backed up onto the road.
>>50004596Such REEEMuch cuckWow
>>49998254Get back from a run to discover one of the PCs family's owes too much money to bad people and are wiped out, now they are comming after you chummer.
>>49998254A manic pixie dream boy/girl appears in the Appartment of one of the party members cooking breakfast.
>>49998254Bitches and hoes
>>50010592>sneaks / teleports in uninvitedokay>uses my kitchenfiiiine>won't do his dishesEXTERMINATE!
>>50004167I admire your group for avoiding the fate the other anon mentioned earlier. it's not an easy thing to keep from developing.
>>50004362Your just describing the current presidential election. Get serious anon.
>>50010916That's what fiction is about.Dealing with real world affairs.Now I agree that anon was being lazy. He should have dressed the whole thing in a nice cyberpunk apparel. Who cares who wins an governmental election when the world is privatized and even a police officers have corp logo on their chests?It's got to be an election for CEO then. But that kind of election works completely differently from the political ones we are used to. And BAM, you're stuck in world building.
>>49998466I'm running a short cyberpunk campaign and literally this is happening. The players suspect a doublecross though, which ironically would actually start a fight.
The party doesn't have to contain anything.S'cool.
>>50008305No. See, that would be straight railroading. Making the players discover halfway through that they're AIs that were robbed of their self-awareness, and then giving them all kinds of awesome tools and letting them roll up new characters, though? That's a twist.
>>50008466>Bioshock was one long rail.90% of all vidya is
>>50011504Of course it is.You can't really program a whole world. The trick is to keep the player satisfied within the limited range of options they have.This includes sandboxes like the Sims or the elder scrolls games.That's precisely the advantage of PnP. You say that you really want to do X now. The DM looks at you like you're crazy. You insist on doing X. The DM sighs, thinks about it, realizes it's not that bad an idea and makes it work.
>>50011493Why would it be? It isn't exactly like Bioshock, where the PCs are completely powerless to disobey, just a discreet little nudge every now and then>"Your intuition says it would be a good idea to do [action]">"Despite its apparent lack of value, something tells you it might be a good idea to hang on to [object]"No willpower rolls, no bullshit, just little things here and there they can easily decide to ignore.Granted, they probably won't because unless you're That GM you're not out to get them.
>>50012277>>"Despite its apparent lack of value, something tells you it might be a good idea to hang on to [object]"Because that is the RPG equivalent of forcing them.They now know for a fact that it's a plot-relevant artifact that they must not discard, because they'll find out 10 hours from now that they are going to have to retrace their steps and go search for the dumb McGuffin.
>>50012277A word from the GM isn't a discreet little nudge, especially the phrases you used as examples.
>>50012316>>50012351That's 'cause I'm a shite inexperienced GM, I'm sure smarter people could make it work.
One needs to simply make it that what the players choose to do was what the villain wanted all along.
>>50012277Eh, if it's anything to do with plot at all that really robs the players of their role as a decision maker. Little nudges like "You think there might be ammo in the third locker", "You feel danger coming", "You remember that you have grenades on your belt"? Things like that would be fine. Helpful. Like you've got someone riding co-pilot. And DM's do this anyway, it's just "out of character". The AI thing lets you have an in-game excuse for it. But if it's plot? >You feel you can implicitly trust this character>Your gut tells you that your plan is shit and you should do what the NPC tells you to do. >A little voice tells you to go to the back entrance instead of the rooftop. That's removing their role as someone who has to decide who to trust, what to do, and how to do it. And no, it's not totally removing them from the equation, but it cripples their ability to choose. When there's 5 shit choices and one obviously good choice.... then there's no choice. That's an illusion of choice. The model T comes in any color you want, as long as it's black. >>50011504Because it's fucking hard to program an open-ended world. And THAT is strong-suit of table-top play. It has dedicated hardware with Terabytes of memory and 10 GigaFlops of processing throughput to be able to handle arbitrary social, tactical, strategic, and logistical calculations on-the-fly. That's you. The DM. I'm talking about your brain. A table-top RPG being rail-roaded is the worst sin because it kills off the one compelling reason to play it over a video game. I fucking HATED 4th ed as DM'ed by my friends because they played WoW, and 4th ed gave them a set number of kill buttons to push when it was their turn like they were used to. The DM hated deviations where she had to make something up and make a ruling about how it would happen. Plus there wasn't a maptool button for it.
>>50008305I think that might be fun to subvert. Occasionally hand out helpful sticky notes like you were planning. No explanation given. In plot, have then discover a corporate plan to mentally control their operatives via neurochips. Your job is to... I dunno, stop a hacking group that busted into a secure area. You kill most, stop the hack mid-process, but get this whole mind-control scheme revealed. Something something. Get players to fight for their self-soverienty. Liiiiiike.... their boss is concerned about what they know, so they're signed up for "extra augmentation". Try to get them to go AWOL. The sticky notes start getting a little crazy. Hand out questionable advice. Eventually it's trying to get them straight-up killed. Start fucking with them. Give a character a note and if he reads it aloud, then announce his character actually starts to do it. Like a compulsion. Then put a sticky note in front of someone. If they don't say they're not doing the thing, they subconsciously do the thing. The corp is trying to wrap up loose ends and get them killed by making the subtle mind-control less than subtle. Then hand out a stream of sticky-notes full of hexidecimal. Now the notes are messages from hackers trying to subvert the system. Their control comes and goes. But they want to help you destroy EvilCorp's mind-control facility.
>Pop Singer is reported as killed in the media>She gets introduced to the party by a Johnson, looking to solve her own murder>She's been murdered several times before, and her backup plan is flashgrown clones with a backup of her brain>Her management is supposed to cover up the murders so she can reappear, in case security fucks up>Management is investing in a new pop idol, and they wanted her gone>They also didn't want to share the profits from her septuple-Platinum album which just released three weeks ago>Cheaper to kill her than pay her off>Solve for X, where X is the number of suits the players need to murder to get her her money
>>50015997>>Cheaper to kill her than pay her offThat sounds really stupid.Murder of high profile targets are both expensive and risky.
>>50016049But dead artists sell better.
>>50016083This, also...>>50016049Set it up like a crazy fan, and nobody'd bat an eye. Don't have to pay the 20-40% (plus residuals, plus catalogue, plus covers, etc) if she ain't around to collect.
>>50016083They do, but a company knows the rules of probability and doesn't mindlessly gamble with such large chances of losing, unless there is a really good reason to do it, for example if she unknowingly is in possession of some very sensitive information that might ruin the company or its CEO.>nobody'd bat an eye.It's a high profile target. Batting an eye is inevitable. You will have an investigation. You can buy out the investigators, but that is only going to create more evidence leading in your direction.
>>50015997>Solve for X, where X is the number of suits the players need to murder to get her her moneyOh, I don't think we'll need to do much murder here, with her mind already being on disk it should only be a few quick steps to where she can take care of her own business.
>>50015997As long as I get to keep one of the clones to have it repurposed into bunraku doll, I'm game.
>>50010576Honestly, my character would probably go on a murderous revenge rampage if that happened that would result in them either dying or the obliteration of whatever crappy street gang decided they wanted to play with the big boys.
>>49998254>something better than the megacorporation was the good guy all along!All megacorporations were actually the good guy all along
>>50016140>and doesn't mindlessly gamble with such large chances of losing,I think you're reading a LOT into one paragraph of plot. >nobody'd bat an eye.>It's a high profile target. Batting an eye is inevitable. I'd agree. You're expecting a large reaction. But as long as no one that is credible questions the official and obvious story, then the corp would be fine.>You will have an investigation. You can buy out the investigators, Pft, this is dystopia corporcracy where the legal system depends on what you can pay. YOU ARE the investigation team. Everyone will expect you to conduct your own investigation. You don't really have to work too hard to buy off the investigators when they're already in your employ.
>>50016812>no one that is credible questions the official and obvious storyHere is where it gets really fucked up.The corp was so lazy they did such a lackluster background check that they aren't even aware the idol has a digital backup and a life insurance to go with it.This is the sort of thing that should be essential before doing a hit. They even did it multiple times and STILL managed to not realize that they were only producing more evidence and loose ends.This is fucking retarded.Further, even if she didn't have the backups, she's still a fucking idol. There's bound to be fans with huge amounts of dosh that would be interested in having a proper investigation. If that thing smells funny, they're going to look into it.>You don't really have to work too hard to buy off the investigators when they're already in your employ.Yes, you do. You can try to put pressure onto them not to look into it too deeply, but this is, again, a high profile target. If even one of them lets out a rumor that people don't want this looked into, there will be an independent investigation. Bribing them would be very wise. Not that you should wise decisions from people who missed a girl's back-up contingency even after the first time it was triggered.
>>50016930>>50016140Wow. You really go out of your way to shit on someone else's plotline. You must be real fun to play with. So what's an example of a GOOD cyberpunk plot? Go on, let's hear one.
>>50017013I posted my idea up in >>49999334.Also, I didn't mean to shit on your plotline, I meant to help you improve it. An innocent idol isn't really a good target for an assassination, but what if there's more to the story?
>>50017061>>50017061Not the guy defending the idol plot, I'm the guy who created it, but... Seriously bud, did you read the fucking thread?Your idea is basically exactly the same as a normal Shadowrun session, but you inserted the intellectual equivalent of a fart noise instead of a gratifying payoff at the end.In a thread where the OP wanted better ideas than "the megacorp was good all along" your best idea was basically "and then John was a zombie."Your plot has no good twist to it. The twist is basically the punchline to a joke that's funny only to you.But please, tell me again how you can make better stories than me by throwing fart noises at the end of bog-standard Shadowrun missions you could pull out of a fucking RNG plot generator.
>>50017947I actually enjoy a background joke making the basis of an entire game. Two air-gapped AI's flirting with each other is kinda cute. Gotta work in some Romeo-Juliet naming scheme pun in there. But yeah, the plot the characters see boils down to: break in and plug in this thumbdrive. They do that ALL the time.The idea of a corp killing off a singer for profit isn't ridiculous at all and fits nicely into the dystopian hellscape of corporates profit seeking at all costs. Hell, to make it financially viable all you have to say is that she argued for 3.4% rights on net profit instead of 3.2%. Corp is triggered and sends the hit-men. >Bu bu but that's too risky!Is a bullshit call of bullshit for a fucking cyberpunk game.
>>49998670>Local mafia is both criminaly ruthless AND generously helping the local populationYou know, Escobar managed to live hidden among common people in Colombia for a long time was because the man was building hospitals and schools on poor communities while the government wasn't, and that kind of became common practice for many cartels all over latin america.
>>50017947>tell me again how you can make better stories than meThat was never the point. I wouldn't even have linked to my shit if I hadn't been asked to.I was pointing out a logical inconsistency. If you feel that inconsistencies are part of good storytelling, you are welcome to ignore my rant. If you feel that it's not an inconsistency you are welcome to ignore my rant as well.If you feel that inconsistencies are bad and your only defense you need is that somebody else can't write good scenarios, then you're welcome to use me as your excuse next time your players complain that what they thought was a clue there was something more to your plot was actually just faulty writing.>>50018228>fucking cyberpunkTo me, cyberpunk is different from anarchy. Those that are popular, powerful or just blessed with good contacts live different lives from those on the street. They cannot just be killed without consequence. If there were no law protecting them from each other, their entire world would collapse, no one would be in charge and everything would be chaos.
One I ran that my players liked.>Players are contacted by a well know crime lord>Only have to break into a minimum security facility>Once inside they find the package was a computer running s strange program>The decker gets a message to run>Corp is going to blow the place sky high, followed by security feed of the bombs being placed. >Find Ceo of corp to the protest of program>Ceo denies all involvement despite evidence to the contrary and uses super mercs to throw out party.>Follow program to a abandoned factory>On the inside it is fully operational and churning out robot parts >The program is an experimental ai but it can't grow beyond its minimal abilities without the robots and himemind uplink>It has secretly squirreled away funds to get this place up and running, >Fed the crime boss info to get you to the factory >Gave the demolition crew orders to blow up factory faked like it was the ceo>Just plug computer into mainframe >As soon as they do factory blacks out>Glass room with single computer in it lights up>AI is screaming at them>Ceo comes out says this was all a test, if the ai could do what it takes to escape, lie, steal, forget documents.>Crime boss comes up, pays them double and asks if they will come to dinner with him, "maybe a Brazilian steak house?">Party stunned
>>49998254The rogue AI just wants to play video games all day.
>>50019095There's a lot of variations you could do of this plot. Yours is insanely cool but I also think that an ai hiring you to help it commit suicide is also a good one.
>>49998254>The wealthy sponsor of the group showed every sign of having set them up, but as time went on, he grew to hate the (other wealthy guy) he was going after, AND certain members of the group reminded him of how he used to dream of being when he was young. He's actually grown to like the group, and intends to cross his own boss and keep the group alive for future work. The group may not realize this, and stick with the 2D explanation of "this guy is going to throw us to the wolves", so they'll have a decision to make in the end. >One member of the group is being controlled by a powerful AI. (give everyone at the beginning of the game a private note that reads "You're being controlled by a powerful AI") trick is, no one is being controlled, the AI just wants everyone to think this so that they will be suitably paranoid.
>>50008671Well everything else is irrelevant. Same as any othrr fantasy rpg beyond dnd.
Your players gain Brouzouf
>>50020481Are their legs okay?
>>49998254Start the players in a high fantasy game and gradually hint at something not being right about the world before revealing that they're all hackers who have been lost inside an MMORPG
Pull a Pluto Nash and make the bad guys clones of your PCs the whole time
>>50021358>>Management is investing in a new pop idol, and they wanted her goneThat one guy mining for fish....And there are people standing in the market place randomly breaking out in dance or laughter before they disappear into thin air.
>>50018827> Those that are popular, powerful or just blessed with good contacts live different lives from those on the streeThat's the thing though, there's the riff-raff on the streets whom laws and the police are specifically there in opposition. Then there are the working class who do thing for a wage and earn their keep. The laws apply to these people and they like it because it keeps things fair and the system works for them. THEN there are the rich and powerful. Those who operate ABOVE the law and see it as an obstacle that keeps them from doing what they want to do. Clinton isn't being charged with mishandling classified information. James Clapper isn't being charged with perjury. These people are simply above the law. Mecacorps will do what they want when they want with little regard to the legal underpinnings that govern the lives of little people. THAT'S the dystopia.
>>50023342>Those who operate ABOVE the law and see it as an obstacle that keeps them from doing what they want to do.I am not denying that.Your examples are telling though. Not a single one is about an upper class person killing somebody from the same upper class.Because that's the sort of thing that is a bit awkward to just permit even at the top level.When somebody from the Bush clan kills a Clinton, and if that Bush isn't careful to keep his involvement secret, there will be consequences.
>>49999119>"working" at a "city farm" that was mean to be not profit>they get given a chunk of land in the middle of the city worth literally millions, to use for the public good supposedly>in this case they run a very small farm (more a big garden) that's all organic, which includes using just compost for fertilizer>They're not making enough compost as it is for the number of plants they want to grow, and the compost area as it is is too small, so I suggest expanding it a little>They instead make it smaller because the boss wants to put in a "loading zone" so he can illegally park his car there to avoid paying for parkingThat experience really changed my opinion of charities.
>>50023635Farming in the city is dumb anyway. All the pollution goes into the plants.
>>50007256>Donald Trump has said he wants to deport illegal immigrants, a group of people defined exclusively by their actions rater then their etnicity and yet is somehow called racist for this (mulsims aren't a race either so don't bother with that angle either)>meanwhile hillary clinton has actually openly taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from massive corporations straight into her personal bank account, which is about the most corrupt think you can do and it's all out in the openI think it's the false equivalency that bothers them anon, maybe Trump does just hate mexicans but the fact is he's never actually come out and publicly said it has he? Meanwhile Hillary never makes any real effort to conceal how corrupt she is, just calls the bribes "speaking fees" and accuses anyone who finds the idea that a former secretary of state can demand hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single speech the least bit odd a conspiracy theorist.
>>49998351This is Natural Fucking Twenty levels of cancer.>>50023696So are you.
>>50023642We were right next to a major road too, like one of the main roads for the whole city that had like 12 lanes or something ridiculous.
>>50023724Oh I'm sorry I tried to present a rational argument for why what that person said was bullshit, I'll try to avoid hurting your fee fees in the future :^)
>>50016049Well a dead idol is profitable aswell
>>50008981RIP Owen Hart
>>50016049If she's a celebrity, then it'd be incredibly hard for some randomer or other corp to murder her, but her own people could do it just fine.>>50015997The only thing I'd change is the "murdered several times before" - upload the brain, definitely, have spare bodies, sure - tragedy-recovery arcs sell well, and it's much easier to "recover" if you just download into a new body, but that's no need for her to actually be murdered. Her having a backup of both that her management don't know about is pretty cool - gives you the opportunity to get leverage if you want to sell her out, if you can find out where she keeps the backups
>>50009003So literally Vince McMahon
>>50002088>capeshitwhy do people keep using this term? Is it supposed to make you sound edgy?
>>50024459Welcome to 4chan, where people are fags and things are shit.
>>49998254But does the carpet match the neon?
>>50023642>All the pollution goes into the plants.That's fine if you're growing wood, though.Y'see, if you can use the wood to act as a wink for carbon and various airborne heavy metals, you can transport it all safely, burn it somewhere for energy, filter the exhaust gases to scrub it clean, and then sell the pollutants back to the corps as resources, one you've refined them.
>>49998254That the pcs joined the military and wherer given an implant that makes them see the underclass as the CEO's of the world, the word of neon and skyscrapers they've been fucking with are run down shitty 1960's soviet commie blocks, the hacking they've done is just telling the military where the targets are.
>>50002088You're probably thinking of superman the 1978 film.
>>50023380>an upper class person killing somebody from the same upper class.Ah! That's your problem. This could be a disney pop star. Corporate made, mass produced, interchangeable pretty faces and cogs. They don't write their own stuff, they don't choreograph their dances, and they sure as fuck listen to the businessmen that tell them what their target demographic is and how to smile. That happens now. It's a thing. Nothing futuristic about it (although it's still pretty cyberpunky) . Occasionally, one of them might try to "break out" and do their own thing and capitalize on the fame that their corp has built them. see: Justin Timberlake. This can be embarrassing to the company that made them. See: Miley Cyrus. Especially if they've tied their own brand to them. Like "The Renraku Raver" tried to go solo. Yes, two corp CEO's trying to assasinate each other would be a big deal. But this isn't that. This could be a case of Disney killing off Joey Fatone. You don't know who that is, so they can get away with it, even though he was part of NSYNC with Timberlake.
>>50024892No. No, it does not
>>50026928With that outfit, she's almost ready for a Saki cosplay.
>>50026928i still remember those smuggler's shoes the 3d printed.
>>50024099taking inspiration from reality.
>>50026928She need to eat more, it's almost as if she's Slenderwoman.
>>49998254>Internal warfare in the corp caused the problem - someone looking to get promoted, or even just more funding>The plot is kicked off by a genuine small error, Brazil-style>You're tasked with making a generally harmless subversive group dangerous, so that your bosses can get more power/money/authority to crack down thanks to the crisis. >Assuming you succeed and made the group more effective then you've done too well - thanks to you the group is now too dangerous, and you're re-tasked with making them weak again. >You get word from your bosses that you're likely not the only ones infiltrating the group - other people have put spies in there too.>If you actually want to join the group and take their side then you might be outed by your old bosses as infiltrators.>Defecting executive/scientist from one megacorp to another is killed en-route during their defection.>The secrets/software they were carrying has ended up in the hands of some guys who are smart but strictly small-time criminals. They may be using it, or trying to get rid of it.>There's now a multi-party chase/investigation to find the gear - at the very least there's various representatives of megacorps A and B, local police, other small-time criminals in the area, freelancers and possibly whoever killed them (though that can be left unknown, with a third party, an accident, muggers or even suicide all as options)
>>50028308She's normally proportioned for an Asian, it's just that the giant fake tits make the rest of her look emaciated.
>>50007445>>50004176That's a pretty fun ideaAlso makes me think - with corporate personhood being a thing, if you combined it with AI, and artificial or sufficiently innovative (and probably enhanced/cybered-up) individuals, you could get "people" who are literally corporations.Not sure what plots you could have with them specifically, but it'd be an interesting concept to play around with
>>50026928I enjoy people slutting around and making slut versions of cosplay, as much as the next guy.But there is a point where it needs to stop.
>>50026928God bless her and her slutty ways.
>>50032494She recently made a shirt out of mini LCD panels that flicker between black and transparent. Truly the cyberpunk slut this world needs.
>>50011518You can not only program a whole world, you can program a God that generates new worlds for you at a moment's notice. The problem is that this will either result in simple boring worlds (Dagger fall, Mine craft, etc) or will take orders of magnitude more time and effort than most games (Dwarf Fortress).
>>50032674Techno-slut? I can get behind that.
>>50023696False or not, they have to be made equivalent for the sake of the scenario. If one person is obviously the better choice, then it's not a dilemma for the players.
>>50026928I Wonder If She Has A Father.
>>49998698>Your party's ace hacker finally reviews all the bulk resource data he has mined from the last dozen or so operations>He finds they all have regular large-scale transactions with a firm called the Illuminati that don't have proper data or notation>you already suspected a conspiracy but this is the first solid link you've come across>diving into the web you find nothing, as expected the firm doesn't seem to have any trace of existence>after scouring seemingly endless databanks and stealing old communications data at great risk you finally manage to get a location>you head downtown to the building, encountering heavy resistance every single step of the way once you mobilize>finally arriving its a single condominium, reasonably nice but nothing super high end>there seems to be some kind of advanced workshop in the front room>an old man lives here, real real old, augmetic everything just to be alive levels of old>he sells personalized artisan light fixtures to big name office CEOs>minimal digital pressence because he is paranoid as all heck>you only encountered heavy resistance on the way over because your location got counter-hacked due to all your meddling to find the old man>its all literally fucking nothing>yfw
>>50033134No, she was manufactured in Deng Xiaoping's cloning labs.
>>50032284>That's a pretty fun ideaBeware that, when fighting corporations, you yourself do not become a corporation... for when you gaze long into the profit margin the profit margin gazes also into you.
>>49998568>compose coded note talking about some secret agents of yours, "accidentally" let the feds capture itIt's not hard, the problem is in making it not look too easy
>>49998826I interpreted it as the terrorists using the PCs and their kidnapping as bait to make the feds think the terrorists are up to something big, and thus force the feds to reveal themselves in trying to stop the nonexistent plot.
>>50033151That's nice, but these "it's fucking nothing" plots are as pointless and annoying as those "it was just a dream/virtual reality" cliches in bad made-for-tv movies.
>>50032674I don't suppose you know where one might find an image of this?
>>50038523Is that Obama?
>>50038745Nah, doesn't have the ears
>>50032817>You can not only program a whole world,No you can't.>Dwarf FortressNope.Where is the exploration of the concept of love, for example? Where is the choice of the player to quit their job as a dwarf manager and go out to explore the world by himself, have wondrous adventures that teach him valuable lessons about life and the universe that improve him as a person fighter, before he finally meets a master-chef and decides to settle down, marry that chef and open a restaurant/hotel for traveling sellswords in between adventures?The reason you think Dwarf Fortress is a whole world is because you are satisfied with the rails you have been given.
>>50033151>>its all literally fucking nothingMost people would assume it's a shell corporation.
>>50039242>Where is the choice of the player to quit their job as a dwarf manager and go out to explore the world by himself, have wondrous adventures that teach him valuable lessons about life and the universe that improve him as a person fighter,You mean adventure mode?>before he finally meets a master-chef and decides to settle down, marry that chef and open a restaurant/hotel for traveling sellswords in between adventures?You can already retire your adventurer and meet them IRC, those other things? They're working on those.
>>49998445So THAT'S what JC was looking at all along! Cyber-cooch!
Corporation A wants you to raid Corp B's highly secure R&D facility. Their surveillance indicates that nobody has entered the building for 36 hours or so, so they think it's been evacuated and will make an easier target. They basically want you to get to the on-site memory backups and take every drive you can walk away with.The R&D facility was developing self-modifying AI, which has gone full SHODAN and is now ruling the place with armed janitor bots.The development code for the rampant AI is the single most valuable thing on the site. You gonna just sell that to the Johnson, chummers?
>>50043061>armed janitor bots.What are they gonna do, beat me to death with feather dusters?
>>50043168They're going to delete your posts on anonymous image boards.
>>50023696anon its fantasy, mostlikely with augmenteds and other such things.
>>50043168They have spinning blades and grinding discs for dealing with blockages and vermin.
>>50044285Can they climb stairs?