Previous thread: >>903431"Alright, then, THIS is how its going to go:We rent a room under a fake SIN and wait until the mark leaves for filming. We slip out of the room, switch the files, and slip back without raising the alarm. We'll just need Sudo to hack the cameras.""That'll be WAY easier on-site.""Good. Then we hit the director on his way back from the suite. We should also smash things up in the warehouse around the same time, make it look like a sabotage attempt instead of a simple robbery.""Sounds like a plan".>Buy gear>Go directly to run>Write-in
>>919515Welcome to Shadowrun Occultist Quest! >What is Shadowrun?Shadowrun is an RPG series set in the world of 2072, 60 years after "The Awakening", the return of magic, spirits, and fantasy races into the world. Metahumanity now lives in a world of advanced technology and magic, where megacorporations are above the laws of nations and one-third of all humanity have no legal rights. Crime and corruption run amok, and mercenary operatives known as "shadowrunners" ply their services to both the criminal underworld, and to the very corporations that officially fight against them.>How are success and failure determined?A number of d6's are rolled equal to the relevant attribute+the relevant skill. 5's and 6's are successes, and the dice are rolled against a target threshold (1 for something trivial; 6 for a highly difficult /intricate task. 10 for something next-to-impossible). Each 6 rolled results in one additional die being rolled in the pool. Results are as follows:Target number of successes is met: the action is a success.Target number of successes is not met: the action is a failure.Target number of successes is met, but more 1's are rolled than any other number in the pool: a "glitch" occurs: a minor outside complication arises that prevents success.Target number of successes is not met and more 1's are rolled than any other number: critical glitch. Your actions fail in a way that is potentially disastrous for your long-term goals or your health.You will have 2 points of Edge each "session" that you can spend to tip the scales in your favor. When requesting an action, you may specify that you want to spend a point of Edge to add "luck" or "effort" to a roll. "Luck" will add five dice to the roll's pool (great for situations where Redd is forced to work out of his depth). "Effort" will re-roll all failed dice on a roll if it does not meet the threshold, glitches, or critically glitches (the point will be refunded if none of these happen). This is good when you are playing to Redd's strengths, but want to make sure you don't botch something.Good luck, and remember the fundamentals of shadowrunning:>Shoot straight!>Conserve ammo!>Never make a deal with a dragon!
>>919515>Buy gearI'm thinking hair nets and plastic gloves from a cleaning/food services outlet.Maybe some bleach and spray bottles from Stuffer Shack?We need something to get us through the key card reader, and we'll need to somehow crack the magical ward.
>>919520Dramitas Personae: >Rhun "Hela'R Dryw" map GaelwynnA short, toned, and angry Welshwoman who serves as your crew's close-combat expert and recon gal. Has enough chrome and bioware in her body that she could probably tank a fall from the 10th floor of a skyraker into an acid vat. Against all odds, holds a Master's degree in Welsh History. Likes: Parkour, sex, narcotics, alcohol, swordfighting, Welsh autonomy from the UK, Lofwyr (The CEO of Saeder-Krupp), Saeder-Krupp. Dislikes: The English, the Irish, the Scottish, Tir Elves, "wankers", people who don't like Lofwyr or Saeder-Krupp. Struggling Bliss addict.>Rex StirlingA Chicago native and former cleaner for Saeder-Krupp, now demoted to shadowrunning due to a series of unwise decisions that started with a decision to do a hit-and-run on the leader of a major street gang. A veteran of the Sinai Shadow Operations of 2065. Consummate professional (apart from the hit-and-run) and a hard, hard man. Likes: clean runs, gray suits, the Chicago Shatterers Urban Brawl team, and "Pacey Rae", his Gauss rifle. Dislikes: Messy runs, being double-crossed, "wizard bullshit", you. Has some unresolved trauma from the Sinai.>Sudo Morphus/"N0b0dy"The crew's decker. Used to just be an IT nerd, until S-K got leverage on him for redirecting spam-mail from one of their subsidiaries back to said subsidiary's servers. You have the closest relationship to him our of anyone on the team. Suffers from Sudden Unexplained Resurgent Genetic Expression (SURGE), which gives him oily, bright-green scales instead of skin, along with a tail. Likes: MMO gaming, decking, "me time", you (in a platonic way). Dislikes: violence, being overworked, Rhun, himself. Mildly depressed.>Tizona CortezAn ex-pirate technically-nun, Tizona Cortez is your group's mage. She channels the power of God to smite your enemies and bring down the heretic government of Aztlan (formerly Mexico). Lives apart from the rest of the crew, in a convent in Charlotte. Likes: Jesus, helping the unfortunate, low-riders, sangria, Marlboros, fire, killing Aztlanti. Dislikes: heresy, blasphemy, apostasy, hangovers, Aztechnology, The Aztlanti, being ordered to spare the Aztlanti.>"Barbie"/Lenore LancesterNot a part of your crew, but a close associate. A total ditz when it comes to anything but fashion, smoothies, and calculating the thousands of variables needed to make the perfect sniper shot. Over 40 confirmed kills. Color-coordinates her duffel bags with her outfit. Suprisingly nice for a professional sniper. Does her work to help out her large family. Likes: fashion magazines, shopping, smoothies, small animals, her BFF Rhun, killing "bad guys". Dislikes: white after labor day, socks and sandals, unnecessary violence, reading.
>>919561Attributes:>Body 3>Strength 3>Agility 3>Reaction 3>Logic 6>Willpower 6>Intuition 4>Charisma 6Skills:>Magic 3>Computer 7>Academic Knowledge: History 7>Academic Knowledge: England 1>Artisan 1>Leadership 2>Interest Knowledge: Conspiracy Theories 2>Language: English (native speaker)>Language: Mandarin 2>Language: Japanese 2>Chemistry 4>Etiquette 7>Software 3>Academic Knowledge: Magical Theory 6>Academic Knowledge: Biology 5>Language: Spanish 2>Academic Knowledge: Ancient Languages 7>Academic Knowledge: Philosophy 6>Academic Knowledge: Religion 7>Instruction 2>Professional Knowledge: Wondertainment Industries 3>Con 1>Negotiation 2>Professional Knowledge: Business Administration 6>Enchanting Skill Group 1>Arcana 2>Assensing 2>Blades 1>First Aid 1>Survival 1>Professional Knowledge: Small-Group Tactics 2>Street Knowledge: Magical Theory 1>Academic Knowledge: Literature 3>Alchemy 3>Pistol 1>Pilot: Ground Vehicle 2>Sneaking 3Modifiers:>Scarred: -1 on non-Intimidation Charisma tests, +1 on Intimidation tests. >Blurry vision: -1 on Perception tests and Firearms tests on shooting someone more than 10 meters away.>Social Stress (Gangs): -2 on all Charisma-based tests when dealing with gangers.
>>919515>>919515make a reservation for sudo,Rex and Tizona, he's visiting the college with his parentsdo we or someone has a contact with someone who can get us a devcice to bypass eletronic doors?Tizona bypasses the wards sudo takes care of the cameras and Rex makes the switch
>>919582forget everything I said, I think it's better to just slip in at nightinstead of leaving trails
>>919582>do we or someone has a contact with someone who can get us a devcice to bypass eletronic doors?can we try this?
>>919662Sudo, being a decker, can get you past electronic doors, so long as said door is on a wireless system and he can get a signal through.
>>919591But if it's at night, then the director, with his CATCo security detail, will be in his room.>>919669What about filtered signal boosters that have an onboard table to filter device id's so only pre-registered devices will have their signals boosted? Maybe some jammers, too, just in case.
>>919701Sudo's deck currently hosts 3 specialist programs and 1 agent:>Wrapper: This program creates shell labeling for the deck and all of its programs, making it appear to be an entirely different network of linked devices to anyone scanning it from cyberspace. Sudo defaults it to a commlink loaded with a mobile trid-feed service, a high-end file editor used by freelance programmers, and an English-to-Japanese dictionary.>Baby Monitor: This progam exploits a flaw in GODs's monitoring program to keep tabs on all activity on GOD or demiGOD-controlled channels on the host/grid he is currently on, allowing him to keep perfect track of his Overwatch score. With this, he's never taken by surprise-by GOD, at least.>Signal Boost: This program helps filter out obnoxious, signal-choking cross-traffic in spam zones, and amplifies signal in dead zones, granting Noise Reduction and helping in this this sort of scenario.
>>919763Thread put on hold while I run session for my IRL Shadowrun group.
>>920021ANNND WE'RE BACK. Current event in-thread: buying gear for the run on Vincent Dube. You have 6,200 nuyen to work with. Current suggestions are in this post: >>919537Nearby, "trustworthy" stores include Tommy's Magic Emporium, Secondhand Cybernetics, and the reliable trifecta of fallbacks, Stuffer Shack, WeaponsWorld, and Kong-Wal Mart. You can always, of course, try and get in contact with the black market as well.
>>923670Let's go to Tommy's for our ward cracking needs.the cleaning supplies we can get at any department store we pass on the way.as for the key card, i'm trusting on sudo for that one
>>924045Tommy's Magic Emporium is a small store space rented out of a strip mall complex. A holographic sign showing an Italian dwarf in a vaudeville magic outfit pulling a rabbit out of a hat hovers above the door.The same dwarf is also seated behind the desk at the store, albeit wearing a rumpled polo shirt and khakis instead of some cheesy shlock. He turns off his AR glasses and takes his feet off of the display in front of him when he hears the bell ring."You must be Andrea's new boy, right? What you want? We got fetishes, preparations, reagents- you name it!>Let me see your reagents>Let me see your preparations>Let me see your fetishes>Let me see your enchanted weapons>What is this business, exactly?>Write-in
>>924251>>Let me see your reagents
>>924286"I'm interested in acquiring some reagents.""Alright! I got some high-quality, tradition-agnostic stuff! Hellhound bile, agropelter skin, newt eyes, all the good stuff! Twenty nuyens per dram, standard rate, useful for all magical work as an enhancer.">I'll take 5 drams>I'll take 10 drams>I'll take 20 drams>I'll take (X) amount of drams>Never mind, I'd like something else>Write-in
>>924356>I'll take 5 drams
>>924356Forgot to add this:>Street Knowledge: Magic: You notice that this store only seems to have raw reagents on display. More refined reagents, if present, are probably kept in back.
>>924286>>924327>>924360Guys,do you even know what you're buying or how to use it?
>>924360"Alright, here you go!">5 Reagents obtained>6,100 nuyen remaining"Anything else I can do for you?">Let me see your reagents>Let me see your preparations>Let me see your fetishes>Let me see your enchanted weapons>Leave the shop>Write-in
>>924413>>Let me see your reagents
>>924438....anon, we already bought reagents. What are you doing?
>>924413Do we need anything else? Otherwise>>Leave the shop
>>924458We need something to help us either Mask our aura so that we can pass through the summoning ward without tripping it or summon a spirit that can Mask it's own aura.We also need to either track the astral link from the ward to the director/a member of his security detail that's authorized to pass through the ward, or acquire a material, sympathetic, or symbolic link to synchronize our aura.Since other anons bought reagents, I assume you've got an idea on how to bypass the ward without tripping it. Please post your plan.
>>924458You can buy a preparation (a single-use magic item) to avoid having to make it yourself. Other than that, anything you would buy would be a gift for Tizona.
>>924476Alright then, let's do that.>>924474No plan, I've just been lurking since I like the setting and I didn't think it would've been too big of a deal to leave. My bad.
>>924488I understand the feeling, but we're in Black Trenchcoat mode, not Pink Mohawk. We may not be at Void Quest levels of stakes and consequences, but we shouldn't think that this'll be an easy mode game.
>>924474absolutely no knowledge about magic here>>924413does our caracter, beeing an occultist has a faint idea on how to mask our aura to bypass the ward or disable it?
>>924413>Let me see your preparationsSomething that could let us use Invisibility would be useful.Then there's finding something that can help with Aura Masking and Astral Tracking.We want to bypass this ward without disrupting it or setting it off.
>>924549Yes, he does! Disabling the ward would require our mage on-site to dispell it, which, for wards, is a time-consuming process that risks alerting the caster to our presence. Or you could just throw combat spells at it until it explodes, but that's loud. Bypassing it entirely would involve finding (or making) an alternate entrance to the penthouse besides the doors (unless the ward is more expensive than you suspect), or somehow erasing your aura, or possibly making some shady deals with spirits of metaplanes associated with stealth (darkness, death, or air, for example). Masking your aura? There's a (highly illegal) spell that can temporarily suppress a person's aura. This spell is both rare and expensive, however.
>>924716I haven't seen it, but is there a spell for shaping and molding physical objects/drywall?Creating a new entryway that we can close behind us to bypass the ward would be just as good as spoofing the ward.
>>924488>>924654"I'm looking for some... less-than-entirely-legal preparations. Something for invisibility would be good.""How strong? I got some stuff in from the Motherland that works on people, and something from out West that beats sensors on top. Give you 1275 for the first, 1912 for the second.""Alright, what about... a shaping spell? Something that can get through drywall."The dwarf rolls his eyes. "Ain't got a Shape DRYWALL. Got a Shape Stone. Got a Shape Glass. Even got a Shape Plasteel. But I ain't got a Shape Drywall! Its not something most people ask for!""Well, how much for-""2550! You wouldn't believe the overhead on that kind of magic!">Buy Invisibility>Buy Improved Invisibility>Buy Shape Stone>Buy Shape Plasteel>Buy Shape Glass>Buy nothing>Write-In
>>924791>>Buy Improved InvisibilityNo sense going for the cheap stuff if we have the money for it.
>>924791>Buy Improved InvisibilityBut man, 2550¥ for a single use is too expensive when we need to be able to fix the glass back in place on the way out.
>>924791When we checked out the hotel, did we see anything about the materials used in the building?What's the wall made of, and can we use Shape Stone to bypass it?The last thing we can afford to do is to dispel the summoning ward.
>>924811Its a Mob operation. Neither the manufacture nor the acquisition of that preparation was probably legal. Also, the "Shape" class-spells have a duration effect. The spell can last for several minutes, during which the glass is ductile and plastic to the touch of the caster.>>924826The walls are made of cheap, mass-manufacture materials. Most likely drywall.
>>924859If we could do this mission during the night, then I'd suggest we rapel down from the window of the floor above or climb up the outside wall from the floor below, and use Shape Glass to get through the window, get into the room, do our job, then get out.But since it'll be during the day and the hotel is in a place of high foot traffic, that's not going to fly.Unless...we combine the Invisibility with the Shape Glass.Go invisible, go out, get to the window, use Shape Glass, get in and do out thing, then get out.What's the duration on the Invisibility preparations?Does this guy sell any formula's? Could we get an Invisibility formula for our mage?
>>924909The preparation lasts for 10 minutes."... Do you have a formula for Invisibility?""I might... if I did, what would you be willing to pay for it?">Arcana: Creating an Illusion spell formula costs around 1000 nuyen> (write-in) nuyen>Never mind
>>924991>(write-in) nuyen1100¥We could make one ourselves for 1000¥, but it risks failure.I'm willing to spend 100¥ for the first, and the talismonger is already selling a preparation for 1275¥. It's either get some money or get none.
>>925060"1100 nuyen."The dwarf snorts out of his nose."Are you fucking with me? Try 1500.">Negotiate (Charisma + Negotiation check)>pay 1500 nuyen>WalkWrite-in
>>925124>Negotiate (Charisma + Negotiation check)
>>925164>Action: Negotiate a new price point FAILURE"12-""Not happening! You want the formula? I want to make a profit! 1500, take it or leave it!">Take it>Leave it
>>925419>Leave itWe can create a formula on our own, and it would take Tizona at least a day to learn a formula.We don't have that kind of time.Instead, let's get Improved Invisibility and Shape Glass.We'll have a single person sneak in via the window, put what we need on the terminal, and get out.Tizona can still help by letting us know if the ward is just on the door or if we're screwed and we need to come up with an alternate plan (like still using the Shape Glass in order to get a drone into the suite instead of ourselves, since magic doesn't react to machines).Though we should look to see if the dwarf has any fetishes we could incorporate into the Invisibility formula when we make it, so that it can be cast easier by Tizona.
>>925419Oh, do we know what drones that Sudo has?
>>925852None. Sudo's a decking expert: he doesn't know how to use drones.
>>925878Sounds like we should learn how to be a rigger, then. Check the prices on control rigs, drones, and what drones we can get.
>>925791"I'll just take an Improved Invisibility and Shape Glass fetish, thank you.""Alright, then, my friend.">The dwarf passes you a talisman of some kind covered in Japanese characters. A box of matches are strapped to one end of its rope."Here's the invisibility-">He jumps off his step-stool and rummages around under the display case for a few seconds, then comes up with a grey-colored wand."-AAND here's the glass-shaping spell. You never saw me. We don't know each other.""Understood."Walking away from the melodramatic dwarf, you hope that this run doesn't end up being a screwjob.>1638 nuyen remaining>Finish preparations for run>At >>925890 's suggestion: start looking up what it would require to develop rigging skills.>Check out a different store>Write-In
>>925985>At >>925890 (You) 's suggestion: start looking up what it would require to develop rigging skills.I know we're the Face and the arcane support guy, and ideally we should get a rigger or have Sudo become one. But seeing as our eyesight problem precludes us from being on the run itself (not to mention our very squishy physical stats, lack of armor or cybernetics), being a drone rigger might be a better idea. Since we don't have cybereyes, though, we'd still suffer problems with seeing the information feeds, and we don't have a datajack either. Ugh. We're getting paid 10,000 nuyen for this run, and we already spent 4,025 nuyen just for prep.
>>926098A side note: Money isn't exactly a problem. Redd has a trust fund that pays out 3000+ 6d6*100 nuyen and covers your lifestyle costs. Your entire share goes to your disposable income.
>>926180I'm putting together a pastebin for our character sheet.I'll also put together a primer on Rigging so that other players can get the basics of it down, as well as a list of some start drones.Something I noticed: we have the Magic skill but we're apparently not able to cast spells?Is it a Knowledge or Active skill?
>>926289Character Sheet:http://pastebin.com/uKepHGW2Contacts list:http://pastebin.com/9KwC46XR
>>926289Our magic attribute isn't used for magic because we are an Aspected Magician, only capable of doing Enchanting. We use it to create... exceptionally efficacious performance enhancers in the drug lab in the basement.
>>926289If you want to put together a primer on rigging, we're running 5e. And don't forget Rigger 5.0 exists! I sure as hell know I do sometimes!
>>926899Okay, getting the book from DriveThruRPG now.I was working off of the 4E book, which explains some of the differences.So I should use the rules and stats from 5E, but get the gear list from 4E; does that work?
>>926931I'd cross-reference stuff between the two to see if there have been any updates, but in general, I think so!On a more general note: to anyone lurking/watching/whatevering the thread: given that we are in the dead hours, I'm thinking of using this time for some background lore dissemination. Name one or more of the following topics (each one the title of a book Redd has read during his extensive time in college), and I'll put together an infodump on it:>History of North America 2012-2072>Aetherology 101>Paraepidemiology: Human-Metahuman Vampiric Virus.> Technomancy and You!
>>927165>Paraepidemiology: Human-Metahuman Vampiric Virus.The AIDS of the Sixth World.
>>927190(From "Paraepidemiology: the Human-Metahuman Vampire Virus", by Ada Sanders, Yametetsu Press)The Human-Metahuman Vampire Virus is one of the most vicious and dangerous retroviral infections known to the civilized world since the emergence of the VITAS virus that killed almost 35% of the world's population over the course of 20 years, posing an incredible risk to the lower-class metahuman populations that team of the streets of our cities. And yet, for the great danger it poses, little about this disease is understood. By purchasing this book, you have made the wise decision to inform yourself about the signs and symptoms of this disease, to better arm yourself with knowledge against this sickness. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: as per the DDI Counter-Bioterrorism act of 2040, knowingly providing shelter or succor to an individual infected with HMHVV is considered an act of treason against the Confederation of American States, carrying a sentence of at least 40 years in prison without parole. If you know someone with HMHVV, contact the Department of Metahuman Health immediately for quarantine and the transport of the sick to a treatment facility.>Fact and Fiction: HMHVVFACT: HMHVV is a retrovirus. This means that it is a disease that causes physical mutations in its host by altering their genetic sequence.FACT: HMHVV alters the metabolism of its hosts such that they require the blood, tissue, or other vital components of other metahumans to survive.FACT: Certain animals, such as rats, bats, and wolves, can act as "carriers" for HMHVV, possibly transferring the sickness to other hosts.FACT: All HMHVV infectees are highly sensitive to UV radiation, making daylight highly dangerous to them.FICTION: HMHVV infected still breathe, sleep, and feed. Despite the popular naming of the infected, they are not "the walking dead".FICTION: HMHVV infected are not repulsed or slowed by religious icons. FICTION: HMHVV is not currently curable at this time. While medical research is ongoing and the disease can be treated promptly with specialized antiviral regimens, once the transformation process has begun HMHVV is incurable.FICTION: HMHVV sufferers are not wholly in control of their actions once they are infected. Neurological alterations caused by the virus instill abnormal appetites in the infected.
>>927697>The Harz-Greenbaum StrainThe first form of HMHVV recognized by the medical community, Harz-Greenbaum Strain was, until the past 20 years, the strain most classically associated with HMHVV.H-G type infected can occur in all forms of metahumanity. However, it is known that only human infected are capable of spreading their condition to others. The infection spreads from one victim to another via "poison sacs" in the hollow canines of the infected. These "sacs", which contain concentrated loads of H-G-strain HMHVV, release the virus into the bodies of those bitten by infected during the feeding process. While most individuals can fight off the virus naturally, the combination of anemia caused by the infected's feeding and the virus causes the transformation process, although many Infected perish before the transformation is complete due to blood loss. The virus's retrocoding acts supernaturally fast, converting or killing a vulnerable host within hours. The signs of an Infected are simple: paler skin, a decreased body temperature, and the elongation of the canine teeth into a pair of sharp "fangs".The H-G Infected lose buoyancy and develop a lethal allergy to UV-A radiation, with high levels of exposure causing blisters to form on the skin within seconds, and death due to acute shock in minutes. A similar allergic reaction occurs upon exposure to unprocessed wood.H-G Infected lose the ability to metabolize all substances except for the blood of metahumans, of which they require approximately 5 pints a week to survive. Failing to meet this quota causes physical wasting, similar to starvation, but at a greatly accelerated rate. The consumption of any other form of solid or liquid food, especially alcohol, causes acute nausea.In conditions of asphyxiation, H-G Infected are capable of entering a period of dormancy,wherein their bodies are capable of sustaining themselves without oxygen or blood for years, with only the exposure of blood to the surrounding environment capable of rousing them. This "hibernation" behavior is theorized to be a survival trait, allowing a vampire to survive "dry spells" by burying themselves in loose soil and hibernating until a bleeding metahuman draws near and rouses them.Vampires regenerate from wounds not caused by exposure to allergens rapidly, and are immune to all known pathogens and toxins, as well as the effects of senescence. They possess thermographic vision, as well as senses of smell and taste dozens of times more acute than the uninfected's. They are also dual-natured entities (meaning they simultaneously exist in the physical and astral plane), who can temporarily dissolve their physical bodies into gaseous clouds, allowing them entry into secured areas.
>>927777VARIANTS:Banshee- Elvish manifestation. Banshees lack the distinctive "fangs" of the standard syndrome, and have a tendency to suffer from autophagic loss of muscle mass. Banshee suffer from an allergy to silver as well as UV-A and wood. Banshee also lack thermographic vision and the "fangs" of the human manifestation. Banshee hunt by utilizing their "scream", a loud, prolonged vocalization that causes temporary paralysis of the voluntary muscles in all who hear it. A banshee will "scream" to paralyze a target, then bite down with its sharpened (although not extended) teeth and feed at its leisure.Goblin- Dwarf Variant. Infection is characterized by complete alopecia and the autophagic consumption of all body fat. All of a goblin's teeth fall out and are rapidly replaced by canines, and their nails lengthen and harden into claws. Alteration to the neurological centers of the dwarf Infected's brain causes the resulting goblin to suffer from symptoms similar to various forms of learning disabilities. Goblins are less severely allergic to sunlight, have an enhanced sense of smell and taste, and can consume ordinary solids and liquids (although heavily-processed foods remain indigestible). Goblins are allergic to iron instead of silver, require metahuman flesh to survive, cannot turn into mist, and are no more resistant to pathogens than normal.Wendigo- Ork variant. The most extreme mutation caused by the H-G strain, wendigos stand over 30 centimeters taller than the average ork, and have skin covered in coarse white fur. The Wendigo is allergic to all ferrous metals as well as UV-A, forcing most infected to live in rural areas. All Wendigo are Awakened entities capable of powerful psychological manipulation, luring prey into traps before using tearing claws and fangs to devour them.Dzoo-Noo-Qua: Troll variant. This variant causes the dermal calcium deposits typical of trolls to become swollen and deformed, with spiked nodules being the most common. This, combined with the development of powerful claws and fangs on an increased muscle mass, make Dzoo-Noo-Qua incredibly dangerous when provoked. Feed on metahuman flesh.
>>927829>Jarka-Criscione StrainFirst discovered in 2039, JC-Strain was believed to be isolated to the human and troll population, causing atavistic regressions and cannibalistic behavior. It is only in the past two years that dwarf, elf, and ork variants have been discovered. Due to the aconite allergy, excess body hair, and atavistic psychology of JC-Infected, they have earned the popular nickname "Werewolves". Despite being more virulent than H-G Strain, J-C Strain is far less understood.
>>927869>Krieger StrainThe most virulent form of HMHVV, capable of being spread with a single scratch or bite, the initial onset of the K-Strain transformation process resembles that of a severe bout of influenza, with a high fever/chills, acute fatigue, migraines, and profuse coughing. At this stage (nicknamed "ghoul fever"), the Krieger Strain can still be treated with the proper medicine. However, by the fourth day, with the breakdown of the optic nerve, the disease is incurable.K-Strain Infected, or "Ghouls", are characterized by a lack of body or facial hair, gray skin, open lesions across the body, long, jagged claws, sharpened canines, and heavily cataract-covered eyeballs that, along with damage to the optic nerve, render ghouls totally blind. Ghouls can only consume recently dead metahuman flesh, and need to do so to survive. Attempts to avoid the consumption of flesh often results in the ghoul "going feral", regressing to an animalistic mental state from which recovery is unlikely. About 20% of ghouls regress to this state during or immediately after transformation, due to the immense and prolonged pain involved.K-Strain is the most common form of HMHVV in the world, and its prevalence among urban underclasses is so high that nearly every city has a "necropolis", or community of ghouls, in its maintenance and sewer tunnels. These communities range from violent gangs to relatively peaceful groups that serve as sewer guides or off-the-books civil servants in exchange for medical waste. These communes are so common in some regions that the gates used to block dangerous sewer passages have gained the nickname "ghoul gates", and some cities have an open bounty on ghouls.
>>927165>History of North America 2012-2072>>925985>Finish preparations for run
>>927165All of them.
>>927165>>History of North America 2012-2072
>>928320>>928023(From "A History of North America, 2012-2072", by Boris Plante)... New Years Day 2012 was a time of absolute shock and terror for North America. Although the VITAS plague had been almost entirely contained by this point, the death of 25% of the world's population, the collapse of Mexico's government, and the first cases of what was then called Unexplained Genetic Expression had already had the population on edge over the past year. Then, not one week before the New Year, the massive and unexplained manifestation of seemingly impossible phenomena, most notably (for the United States government) the disappearance of the radical Amerindian terrorist Daniel Coleman from the Abilene Detainment Camp, along with the surviving members of the Blackfeet tribe, in a massive storm, during which Coleman displayed abilities including an immunity to bullets, superhuman strength, and the ability to control the weather, led to an extension of the State of Emergency in the United States into 2012. As Benedict XVI delivered his infamous New Years Eve address, President Obama, in a public address, urged for the citizens of the United States to "Remain calm in the face of this unprecedented occurrence... It is my incredible privilege to serve as your President during this new chapter in American history, and I fully promise to keep this country afloat using any and all means legally available to the Presidency."This speech, while one of the better speeches ever given by a United States president, was wholly overshadowed in public memory by the events of January 27th, when an immense blue dragon appeared near Cherry Creek Lake in Denver, Colorado.
>>928875Before the entire forces of the Colorado National Guard, this dragon announced that he had no hostile intent towards the United States, and formally introduced himself as Dunkelzhan and declared his intentions to apply for US citizenship post-haste. He also offered a one-on-one exclusive interview with the press. Dunkelzhan suggested, with the typical mixture of deep-seated altruism and wry humor that would become associated with him, that "... in the interests of fairness, a lottery drawing should be arranged to decide who will conduct the single most important televised interview in human history. I believe your 'Associated Press' would be the most unbiased entity to organize this drawing."The winner of this drawing was a junior reporter for a Cleveland news station named Holly Brighton. Mrs. Brighton was flown out to Denver, where, for 12 hours, she interviewed Dunkelzhan on the events of the past 2 years. Edited forms of this interview are part of the curriculum of all public schools in the CAS and UCAS, and an unedited version of the interview is a matter of public record, so we will not waste time with specifics. However, most of human understanding of the Awakening came from this interview.The official enrollment of Dunkelzhan as a US citizen in late September is widely considered to have been the principal reason the privatization of public services in Denver the previous month failed to stymie Obama's re-election bid, and ensured his victory in one of the greatest landslides in the history of the US. Tragically, it was also one of the last elections in the US.
>>928875>Amerindian terrorist Daniel Coleman from the Abilene Detainment Camp, along with the surviving members of the Blackfeet tribeThese are the ones who caused the Lone Eagle Incident, where radical Native Americans (trying to force the US and megacorps to return Native American land) took over the USAF Shiloh Missile Launch, and when Delta Force attempted to breach the facility, launched an ICBM at Russia. The missile didn't hit its targets for some reason; a mystery to this day.
>>9290722013 was a quiet year, politically-speaking, for the United States. With the initial strain of VITAS fully contained, the refugees from the former Mexican state starting to be integrated into American society, and Dunkelzhan positioning himself as the benefactor of several disaster recovery charities by the donation of several tons of the by-now infamous "Hoard-gold" associated with dragons to their accounts, the USA seemed to be adjusting to a "new normal". Even the tragic meltdown of the Trojan-Satsop nuclear plant in Redmond, with the associated evacuation of the Beaver Lake area, could not stop the nation from their self-perceived path of social and economic recovery.This all changed in the following year, with the reemergence of Daniel Coleman. Now calling himself Daniel Howling Coyote, Coleman, through an as-then unknown means (contemporary scholars believe that it was a magical technique of some kind), broadcasted a public declaration, known in the Native American Nations as the "Our People, Our Land, Our Nation". A portion is reproduced below:"True citizens of this country: I who speak to you now am Daniel Howling Coyote, the one foretold by the white buffalo calf. The time of great change is upon us, when our people shall rise up and cast off the chains the white devil has put upon us, and return this land to its true people, us of the First Nations. To all those who are First Nation who listen to this: do not be afraid to take up arms and kill the white devil who enslaves you. Kill him in any way you can. Show mercy to him only when he flees back across the ocean he came from. Treat the invaders from across the ocean he brought with him-the black, the Asian, the Arab-just like him; this is not their land either. To my enemy who is listening, the black devil Obama and his servants in Washington: this is not your land. This is not your nation. Take your invader peoples and return from whence you came. Otherwise, know this: for every member of the First Nations who has died by the hands of your evil nation, I will kill a thousand of your people, until every street in every city runs thick with the blood of the white man, the black man, the Asian, and the Arab."This declaration put the United States security apparatus on high alert, and Daniel Howling Coyote was declared Enemy Number One of the United States.Just over a month after this declaration, the sudden and spontaneous eruption of the Redondo volcano buried the town of Los Alamos, New Mexico, destroying the Los Alamos National Laboratory and killing all residents of Los Alamos county. This eruption was immediately followed by a second declaration by Daniel Howling Coyote.
>>929243This picture pretty much sums up the Native American Nations.
>>929243"To the black devil in Washington and his minions: I speak now for this land when I say this. I hate you. I hate your people. I hate all who are not First Nation, you poisoners and abusers. The people of Los Alamos were a warning. Leave this land to its true people now, or the destruction of this town will be a single drop in the ocean of blood you shall shed."This address was broadcasted from a radio tower located near Los Alamos Country. US Special Forces closed on this position, but were thwarted by a series of freak tornadoes that allowed Howling Coyote to escape capture. This act began the event known as the Ghost Dance War, two years of massive terrorist attacks across the United States and Canada by Howling Coyote and his Ghost Dance Warrior terrorist group.The precise events of this war are covered in-depth by other books, but they (in particular, the capture of Puget Sound), along with the reformation of Mexico as Aztlan under the development of the ORO Corporation, are some of the most noteworthy political events of 2015.2016 can easily be seen as the beginning of the end for the United States's technological dominance of the world and its unity as a nation. The former can be attributed to the closure of NASA and the sale of all former NASA property to the Ares corporation in Detroit.The latter can be traced to the assassination of President Obama on October 15 by William Springer, a half-Souix member of the Secret Service who had been secretly collaborating with the Ghost Dance Warriors.The assassination of Obama shocked the nation and fanned the flames of public resentment against the Amerindian population into a raging inferno. In this environment, the Republican candidate for President, Rafael Edward Cruz, handily won the election, surprising many due to his struggles in the Republican primary with fringe candidate Donald Trump, whose proposed policies of the annexation of the nascent Aztlan state and the creation of a "wizard registry" had proven surprisingly popular among grassroots voters.Due to the assassination and the state of emergency, Cruz was immediately sworn into office, and, three days later, signed Executive Order 17-321, ordering "the removal of all Native American persons from US territory by any means necessary". This policy served to radicalize the overwhelming majority of Amerindians into joining the Ghost Dance Warriors.However, conflict was already emerging in the Ghost Dance, as the destruction of the Kiowa tribe by a US Army missile strike based on Cheyenne misinformation shows.
>>929397The Ghost Dance War came to a head on the 17th of August, when the largest magical attack on American soil, the Great Ghost Dance, occurred. In one day, Mount Hood, Mount Ranier, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams all erupt in rapid succession, causing massive damage across the West Coast. This attack was followed by a final broadcast from Howling Coyote: "One year, white devil. Then Yellowstone."With the great stress placed on the United States at this time, the secession of Hawaii from the Union seemed almost insignificant on the larger scale.Half a year later, the USA, Canada, Aztlan, and the Ghost Dance Warriors enter into the Denver Summit, a month-long meeting that concluded with the Denver Treaty, which ceded large tracts of land in the American West and all of Canada outside of the Great Lakes area and Quebec, all to form a new "Native American Nation", to be ruled by a Tribal Council overseen by Daniel Howling Coyote. All US residents would have one year to leave the new NAN before they would be considered illegal occupants of Amerindian land. This agreement was ratified by all members present, although Howling Coyote stated that he saw this as only temporary, and that his end goal of removing all non-Amerindians from America remained unchanged. Denver was re-structured as a neutral territory, with Aztlant, US, and NAN-controlled sectors.The following year saw massive immigration into the city of Seattle, a sole enclave of the USA surrounded by the Salish-Shide Council member state of the NAN.Despite the controversial nature of the Treaty of Denver, President Cruz was re-elected in the 2020 Presidential election, due to public perception of him having prevented the eruption of Yellowstone by Howling Coyote.
>>929509The following decade is characterized by the emergence of the "Goblinization" phenomena (the emergence of the Ork and Troll metatypes), followed by racial tensions rising to all-time highs around the world. El Infierno, the Tusk-Breaker Riots, the infamous Wendigo Slayings: all of these events made the world seem like it was descending into barbarism. But, at the same time, the scientific acceptance of the thaumaturgical field made great strides during this period, and the Supreme Court's ruling on metahumans ended legal discrimination against non-human metatypes. The fracturing of the NAN into the loosely-allied states of the Native American Nations occurs at this time, along with their anti-metahuman and anti-European stances (the latter can be contributed to Howling Coyote's formal exit from the Council due to what some confidants of his described as "disillusionment with the NAN" and "a lack of radical and national spirit among its members".The Crash Virus of 2029 plunged the world into a year of near-total anarchy during the end of this decade.
>>929557The 2030's may very well be called "the decade that made America", as it was defined by massive power shifts and the birth of new nations on the continent. These changes began in 2031, when the United States and Canada, fearing economic pressure from the NAN, legally joined together in an unprecedented move, forming the United Canadian and American States, causing much anger in the South of the original United States. This anger would lead, four years later, to the bloodless withdraw of the Southern states to form the CAS. The formation of the Elven state of Tir Tairgire and the secession of California to form the Californian Free State also occur at this time.(the rest of the book is a rambling text covering recent events, historically-speaking).
>>929740Oh, don't forget that, for a brief period, the UCAS had a Great Dragon as President.Dunkelzahn was elected President, thanks to changes in the Constitution allowing naturalized citizens to run for President.He was assassinated right after inauguration (some say by a tactical nuke) and it resulted in the creation of the Watergate Rift, a magical anomaly at the site of the President's assassination.
>>929763Yep, that definitely happened. Dunkelzhan's death was incredibly important due to his will distributing vast amounts of wealth and ancient magic relics all over the world (and also eliminating Lofwyr's largest rival).
>>929774>>928023You take your purchases back to the safehouse and contact your team."Get ready. Settle into hotel room tonight for data swap.""Roger that. Would be useful to have you on-site in case things need explaining.">Go with them>Don't go with them
>>929831>>Go with them
>>929831>Other: Go with them, but case the lobby first to make sure that the girl we talked with before isn't working tonight. Come up with an alternative or an excuse if she is.
>>929831>Go with them
The rules start off by saying that a Control Rig is needed for rigging, but I found in the Electronics section that trodes create a DNI connection for people not wanting the Essence loss from a Datajack. Can a Control Rig be made external, so that it uses the DNI provided by the trodes to take information from and insert information into the brain?I could have sworn that it was mentioned as being possible, but that most riggers worth their drones wouldn't take it because it didn't provide as good a connection or as much control.
>>929857>>929860>>929866You quickly prepare your field outfit, with its many concealed pockets for knives and handguns, and drive down to the hotel. Taking a quick look inside, it looks like the current concierge on desk is a dwarven man. With you in the clear, you wave your group in and head up to the concierge."Good day, sir. Do you have a reservation with us?">Yes, I do>No, I would like to rent a room/rooms
>>929988>>930003If I'm reading this right, yes! Its a kind of crappy, jury-rigged setup, but you can use trodes+external control rig to pilot a drone. It WOULD inflict dice penalties, however (similar to decking in AR).
>>930013Huh, I would have thought that we would have made a reservation through the Matrix.I wasn't expecting to go straight into the lobby.Is the >Yes option assuming we already made one?Or is it trying to bluff him?>>930032I assumed it would be some kind of custom setup, probably needing the help of a techwiz and maybe a cyberdoc for the interface.I suppose it depend on if the other players want to turn Redd into a real rigger, or if we'll settle for just being able to use a couple drones for recon/perimeter guard duty.Because guys, it's a big investment and a big choice. Getting a Control Rig implanted is a major hit to Essence that we won't be getting back, and it might be cheaper (both in terms of our squishy body and in our credstick) to just outsource occasional drone duties to some other runner.
>>9300651. The first one. Its under Vincent Russo. Forgot to enter that bit. My b.2. Not for this run, but in the "present" of my group's campaign, Sudo's player has mentioned being interested in subbing into Rigger.
Just went all the way back to the first thread because this quest sounds interesting, until ...> Ares Viper Slivergun (15-round clip burst-fire heavy pistol with built-in sound supression.>Clip>CLIPDAMMIT WHEN WILL THEY LEARN THE DIFERENCE
>>930013>Yes, I do>>930094>subbing into RiggerFrom the way that the rules describe it, you can't rig and hack at the same time, but you could have autosofts and programs running from your RCC, then jump out of the RCC and into your deck to do whatever Matrix shenanigans you need to pull.He could do it, but it'll be like trying to become an expert in two separate but slightly related fields. Expensive both in terms of equipment and training.>>930188They won't because Shadowrun specifically defines a "clip" as a box magazine for a firearm.>SR5E Core, page 8
>>930188If you read the armory sections of the books, its EXTREMELY CLEAR that the people who made this game were autistic about guns. They specify whether each gun is single-shot, semi-automatic, burst-fire, or fully-automatic, and, if they have multiple fire-settings, which one applies. They distinguish between basically every form of munition loading, from old-school muzzleoading to cylinders to "clips" (AKA box mags) to barrel-feeding to battery-powered (for laser weaponry). They have an entire section dealing with the rules for shotgun chokes.
>>930212"Yeah, I do. Russo party. Two bedrooms.""Excellent, sir. You will be staying on the third floor. Rooms are across the hall from each other. Here are your key cards. Don't hesitate to ring if you need anything."Your group heads up the stairs, trying to look like a group of meat salesmen, until you reach the third floor. Barbie speaks first."Sooo.... who's sleeping where?""Obviously, the rooms should be segregated by gender. That way, no one will be tempted to sinfulness.""Don' be such a bleedin' prude, Tizona! Les' do me, Sudo, and Barbie in one room, an' you, Redd, and Rex in the other!""I-I-I don't think that'd be... like... a good idea. For reasons.""Don' worry about it, Sudo! Its a great idea! Two mean cunts and one guy who can't fight per room! Makes sense, dunnit? Yeh can jest tune us out and... do whatever it is you do fer fun! Won't bother yeh at all, promise!">Go with Tizona's idea>Go with Rhun's idea>Write-in
A Rigger is a person who has installed cyberware specifically designed to allow them to control machines as an extension of their bodies.They range from those that are specialized in drones to those that drive vehicles; some are even specialized in driving just turrets and stationary machines, such as the fearsome Corporate Security Spider, who rigs into an entire building's security system.. Not all Riggers are shadowrunners; some are package delivery riggers that drive the drones that drop off that item you bought off of MetaErgonomics, others drive the huge construction and mining drones used by Mitsuhama Construction, to military riggers that drive the UCAS and CAS Navys' ships, drones, and turrets.
>>930581>Write-inTizona, Rex, Redd in the room which has a window on the same face as the target suite's window. The others in the other room, so that Sudo can hack his way into the building's camera network and hide our activities from the spider.Remember, we're here to get to the window, sneak in invisibly, make the swap on the terminal, and get out. If the director left the credstick, all the better, but I doubt it.
>>930581>>Go with Rhun's idea
>>930628>>930680"That sounds like a good idea, Rhun. My group will stay in the suite beneath the target's window for tonight. You guys can hole up across the way until tomorrow.""Got ya! I'll be handling the climbing though, right? Ya know how good I am at parkour!""Ey, that won't be necessary, Rhun. I got that Levitate going on! Just zip up there and grab the plata, easy!""An' what if you, I dunno, trip some kind of anti-wizard trap an' get your tits ripped off by the devil?!""YOU BETTER WASH YOUR MOUTH PENDEJA-""LOOK, I DINNA MEAN ANYTHING BY IT-""Cortez! Gaelwyn! Straighten up!"Both of them immediately fall silent."Since Redd got us this job, he's the CO here. He makes the call. Catfighting over operational roles like white trash housewives over the last can of hairspray is a waste of time and energy."Rex turns to face you."Whats your call, sir?">Tizona>Rhun>Someone Else (Write-in)
>>930759Before we make the call, which one of the two has better skills and stats for Breaking and Entering, Computer use (for finding the file we want and replacing it with the doctored version), and searching (to see if the director's personal credstick is here), all while doing this without leaving a trace.In either case, Tizona will be tasked with checking the ward on the suite to see if it's just on the door, or if the hotel tried to be clever and put one on the door and one on the window.Our backup plan is to have the person breaking in make it look like a runner team sent by Ares Entertainment wanted to cause a production setback by damaging the files on the director's terminal.
>>930812Rhun's good at B&E, but Tizona can use self-buffing spells to improve her attempts. Also, she can levitate through the room. While invisible.
>>930852Alright.Then I'll vote for >TizonaBecause this is a place where we know that it has magical defenses, we may as well send the person who can see the edges of the ward to avoid it.
>>930609A Rigger requires three things:1. Control Rig - a piece of cyberware that interfaces with the midbrain, brain stem, and other areas of the brain to allow for the conversion of metahuman neural signals to machine commands and vice versa (low fuel tank/batteries feels like hunger, cameras feed into the optic nerve, accelerometers provide a sense of balance and speed). This also effectively is a datajack, sim module, and Direct Neural Interface.A rigger can "jump" into a vehicle/drone to control it either through AR or VR. Since just about everything is wireless nowadays, a vehicle/drone has a presence on the Matrix (it's icon), and when you jump into it, your icons merge into a single icon.The Control Rig allows you to treat Vehicle actions as Matrix actions, so you get bonuses from Matrix bonuses.And the same as decking, you can use either hot-sim or cold-sim. This refers to whether you keep the limiters on (cold-sim) so that all biofeedback damage caused by Matrix attacks is only Stun damage at the cost of being slightly slower (+2d6) to initiative, compared to taking the limiters off (+3d6) but suffering Physical damage whenever you are attacked in the Matrix.The rating of the Control Rig also increases the limits of the device you jump into (Sensor, Speed, Handling, Accuracy).If you are rigging via wireless connection, you will suffer some noise on the line. If your vehicle is damaged, then you will suffer feedback which must be resisted. Damage from Matrix attacks goes to the device you used to jump in, rather than the what you're in currently.
>>9311282. Rigger Command Console (RCC) - A briefcase sized device, effectively a cyberdeck for a rigger. The RCC acts as a commlink and has all the features of one, in additional specialized control chips to handle controlling drones and routing neural signals from a rigger's Control Rig to the drone and back.The RCC also has specialized firmware/hardware to reduce signal noise, process data, create a Personal Area Network with your drones, and a firewall to protect them from intrusion.Noise Reduction/Sharing - When an RCC boots up, you determine the Noise Reduction/Sharing ratings. Noise Reduction is what it says on the tin; it reduces signal degradation and lets you maintain better control, and Sharing is what autosofts (programs that help a drone work better) are run across all drones connected to the RCC. The total of both ratings must not exceed the rating of the RCC.Data Processing/Firewall - Data Processing determines Initiative when in VR and is the Limit for all Command tests (higher is better). Firewall is the difficulty of someone hacking in messing with your stuff (higher is better).
>>9311753. Rigger interfaceWithout this, you can't jump into a vehicle.Drones have this by default, but regular civilian vehicles don't. They are, however, a legal after-market mod, so they're not too difficult to get.Military and law enforcement vehicles, on the other hand, do come with a rigger interface by default.
>>930903Let's also have Rex as a getaway driver.
>>931190Now, those are the essentials just to get it to work. But to actually be competent, you need more.>SkillsYou need Piloting: Groundscraft for ground-based drones and vehicles, Piloting: Walker for drones with legs, and Piloting: Aircraft for flying drones.So you need to get practice and training in learning how to drive/fly.>AutosoftsThese are the extra programs you can buy to make a drone/vehicle perform better. They range in Rating 1-6, and can be used to improve accuracy, maneuverability, handling, >DronesThe actual drones you're controlling. Here's a price list. I can provide actual stats on request. As for anything not on this list, ask for what capabilities you're looking for, and I'll see if there's something that fits the bill from Rigger 5.0.>Control RigRating 1 = 43,000¥Rating 2 = 97,000¥Rating 3 = 208,000¥>Rigger Command ConsoleJunk = 1,400¥Radio Shack Remote Controller = 8,000¥Essy Motors DroneMaster = 18,000¥CompuForce TaskMaster = 32,000¥Maersk Spider = 34,000¥Maser Industrial Electronics = 64,000¥Vulcan Liegelord = 66,000¥>DronesShiawase Kanmushi = 1,000¥- little four-legged bug. Very hard to see, but also very fragile.MCT Fly-Spy = 2,000¥- Looks like a big bugLockheed Optic-X2 = 21,000¥- VSTOL stealth aircraft, about the size of a large hawk.GM-Nissan Doberman = 5,000¥- Tracked drone that can handle a single weapon mount. Mount a machine gun or auto-shotgun.MCT-Nissan Roto-Drone = 5,000¥- No-frills rotor-wing drone that can handle customizations 3 Ratings higher than listed. Stories abound of riggers installing the fully automatic AA-16 shotgun with drum magazines on these to devastating effect.
Was the primer too long? Or too short?
>>931493The drone list is, of course, a mere sampler of the drones available, but otherwise, the primer was very good.>>930903"Rhun, Tizona can actually SEE the ward, which might extend past the door, so I'd prefer her to do it.""Fine, I'll just babysit Sudo then" Rhun says in a disappointed tone.Your group splits to their rooms and starts to settle in. It is now 6:00 PM. Your theoretical schedule has Dube leaving his penthouse suite for filming at 6:00 AM.You realize you haven't eaten since breakfast, as you were too busy shopping, putting together plans, and making a convincing fiction for your hotel reservation.>Go out to dinner with your crew.>Grab food at the hotel's buffet>Order out>Fast>Write-in
>>931671>>Order outGet some chinese food.
>>932205>>932280>>932381"I have 1 order of кypицa 功保, 2 бля тoнн 的米和鸡, 1 鱼专用, and 2 джaмбo pиca тyшeнaя вeдpo Cepги в! дa?""I... believe that is correct.""72 nuyen! Thank you for choosing Sergi's Rice Cavern!">You have 1566 nuyen leftThe orders arrive about a half-hour later. Barbie and Sudo appear to have ordered a large box of chicken and rice, soaked in some kind of gravy. Tizona is eating a simple fish meal. Rhun and Rex appeared to have ordered... quart jugs of some kind of stew. You have ordered Kung Pao Chicken, which, never-the-less, appears to have come with diced potatoes in it."Wretched fusion cuisine...""Its one of the wonders of the States, sir. Cultural exchange leading to bold new recipes. A culinary embodiment of the cultural melting pot that is America.""Mixing potatoes into a Kung Pao Chicken meal is a waste and an insult! ... I would kill for some Indian street food right now."You finish your repast at 7:30 PM. >Spend time with a team-mate (write in which one)>Browse Jackpoint>Watch the news>Go to bed>Write-in
>>932782>Browse JackpointThree windows. One for Magic Theory and the Occult, one for Current Events in the Shadows (CAS), the last for Babby's First Rigger Control Rig and other beginner stuff to learn what is needed, in-character, for becoming a rigger. Also to start getting leads on building that external control rig setup. Personally, even as an Aspected Magician, I don't want to do anything that could mess with our Essence, even if it means some penalties to how we rig, because we're only a backup rigger and not one who does it as their main job.
>>932782>>932805Speaking of current events, I wonder if we can find any discussions about the movie our target is making.Checking on that rumor mill might be helpful, just in case a runner with loose lips divulges some information about the security detail.
>>932805>>932835>>932841You open up your commlink and log onto JackPoint...Identity Spoofed...Encryption Keys Generated...Connected to Onion Routers>>>Login: *********>>>Enter Passcode: *********...Biometric Scan ConfirmedConnected to [Error! Server Unknown]... Searching Boards/[O]ccult...Keyword matches:>Want to meet faeries. Advice?>Theories about APEX virus>SHIAWASE BIOWEAPON COVER UP READ THIS NOW!Searching Boards/[M]agical [T]heory...Keyword matches:>HMHVV getting worse?>Azt-Am tensions boiling high: signs of spirit war?>Thoughts on the Martian manasphereSearching Boards/[New]s...Keyword matches:>HDP General: Ruiz-ination edition>Record Uktena Caught in Cherokee!>Asheville Gang War Continues, Biltmore Estate in JeopardyPosting in Boards/[Au]to...Topic: Ways to rig without surgery?Post successful!Searching Boards/[T]rideo...Keyword matches:>New Dube film being recorded in Seven Arcs!Select which threads you would like to read.
>>932966I want to read everything.
>>932966>New Dube film being recorded in Seven Arcs!
>>932966>Want to meet faeries. Advice?Should be good for a laugh.>Theories about APEX virusMaybe something useful?>SHIAWASE BIOWEAPON COVER UP READ THIS NOW!The fact that it's in all caps must mean it's some dumb newbie. Might be funny to watch them get bitched out.>HMHVV getting worse?>Azt-Am tensions boiling high: signs of spirit war?These two are interesting.>HDP General: Ruiz-ination edition>Asheville Gang War Continues, Biltmore Estate in Jeopardy>New Dube film being recorded in Seven Arcs!Definitely interesting.
>>932974>>933085/tr/:>New Dube film being recorded in Seven Arcs!Tinny10: Don't know how many of you guys in the Arcs read Behind the Holograms, but apparently, Vincent Dube's latest film is doing ON-SITE filming on the I-95 near the Charlotte area! [External link: Behind the Holograms: "Insiders say Dube scoops new action film"]Hail2DaKang: Some frog from the White North's trying to film a racing film down here? Hah! You'd better hope he's shelled out buku for his security detail, bubba: the go-gangers will have every stunt car in their lot stripped to the frame in three days!Mr.-E: Ugh, Dube's doing HELLDRIVERS? Can't wait to see Dead Oni, Acid Suspect, and Jupiter crying about their FEELINGS with moody close-up shots. There'll be like ONE car chase in the entire film and nothing will even blow up, someone screencap this so I can show you all I'm right when it comes out.Tinny10: Adrian LEBLANC's gonna be in it, man! Cut the feedback, this thing's gonna be S-W-A-G.Mr.-E: Oh boy, a washed-up cramhead who used to do SIMSENSE. The clown has the ACTUAL acting skills of a fish, he was only ever popular with wireheaders who wanted to get the BOD experience.Tinny10: LEBLANC NEVER MADE THOSE KINDS OF SIMS!Mr.-E: Didn't prevent wiremerchants from mining his biodata and making cut-up porno dreamchips starring him. Run back to /ss/ if you're such a fanboy./new/: >HDP General: Ruiz-ination editionStonyMount: This is a general for the CAS's Human Dignity Party and its nominee Frederick J. Ruiz! Current Topic:Latest polls show Ruiz leading in Virginia by DOUBLE DIGITS! >Libfags BTFO>Greenies BTFO>SoCons BTFOJustATrog: I can't believe there are so many bigots in this country these days. You are voting for a party that would see honest trolls like me MURDERED IN THE STREETS for being born the wrong metatype. Every aspect of his campaign platform is disgustingly discriminatory and full of bigotry, from encouraging better relations with AZTLANT (you know, the country that practices MASS HUMAN SACRIFICE?!) to his restrictions on telepresent labor (ableist much?) to his constant anti-metahuman rhetoric!StonyMount: Except that's wrong, you retard. The Human Dignity Party isn't "anti-metahuman": its about preventing megacorps from discriminating against people for their metatype. Don't people like you love to bitch about how trolls are locked out of tech-sector jobs because no one thinks a troll can be any good at them? We are against rigger labor because it disenfranchises the working class by letting one person do the work of an entire construction crew. And as for the Aztlant question: their sacrifices are all voluntary, and, seeing that we're neighbors, we should learn to get along. Its better than the alternative.AlwaysRemembertehAlamo: lol fuckin trog thinkin its got a right to talk fucking kill urself tusknigger 1488 gas the elves race war now!
>>933342Man, whatever happened to Grid Reaper.I'd love to introduce him to some of these HDP goons.
>>933342>Want to meet faeries. Advice?Trubeliever48: Just like the title says, all my life I've wanted to meet/talk to an actual faerie, not an elf or a pixie, a real faerie, and was looking for some advice on how to make this happen, can anyone on /o/ help me with this? Live in Ute Nation, if that matters.Tirwanksfuckoff: Come across the pond and stay in any public park after nightfall. You'll meet your lovely faeries soon enough...Trubeliever48: Thanx so much! It'll be a bit expensive, but if I can actually meet a faerie, it'll b worth it!ShootingOpal: DON'T LISTEN TO TIRWANKS!Yes, the Fae are known to frequent all public parks in the UK after sunset, but there are GOOD REASONS why staying in a park after sunset is illegal and all parks are surrounded by cold iron fences. The Wild Hunt is NOT A FUN TIME.
>>933523I feel like Redd should warn Trubeliever48, because it's what happened to him, what with the brainwashing and the nightmares.
>>933583The "getting exactly what he wished for, but not what he wanted" kind of thing, with how Redd's investigations into the occult ended up with him becoming a brainwashed cultist of an eldritch abomination.
>>933523>Asheville Gang War Continues, Biltmore Estate in JeopardyCrouchCommander: Bit of a crosspost from /his/, but have you heard about a building called the Biltmore House? Its a major historical landmark located in the Asheville Arc, located in some of the most pristine wilderness NOT filled with hostile paracritters you'll find. Unfortunately, there's apparently been some kind of massive explosion of gang violence in the city, we're talking about bordering on a lockdown here, and, apparently, its starting to spill over into the forest preserve. SE Ancients vs. Some kind of jumped-up super-Halloweeners. I just hope this valuable historical site doesn't suffer damage from this gang war!Hela'r Dryw: Yeah... I think that might be I guy I know's bad.Dvorak: STORYTIME. NOW.Hela'r Dryw: Well, it all started when we did a hit-and-run on some Halloweeners... Which led to the Halloweeners declaring a jihad against us... which we decided to settle by starting a massive gang war.Dvorak: ...How are you still alive?
>>933657>Theories about APEX virusStuttgartSniper: Listen, I'm not sure if this would fit into /o/, but: has anyone considered the idea that the APEX virus may not be an actual virus? What if its some novel digital lifeform? Machine parasite? Technomancer sprite gone wild? Renegade AI? Thoughts?BobbyTables: I think you should put away the mesc, omae. APEX is just a normal computer virus. A real nasty one, but nothing that GOD isn't capable of dealing with. Here, let me show you where you should take this: [crosslink/(D)ec(K)ing: APEX Crisis General]StuttgartSniper: Seriously, guys, I think there's something going on here. Isn't this what /o/ is for? Speculating on magic phenomena that aren't formally understood yet?N0body: No, its a containment board for people like Bobby with their crackpot theories like the "Matrixsphere".
>>933794>APEXMaybe we should stick to cold-sim.
>>933794>SHIAWASE BIOWEAPON COVER UP READ THIS NOW!Alphpenumbra: I'm taking a huge risk putting this message up on this site, but people need to know. Shiawase has been engaging in the creation of extralegal black-ops hit squads by deliberately infecting people with HMHVV and then cybernetically enhancing them. This project has been going on for over a DECADE with no consequences or legal problems for Shiawase. Shiawase MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. Look up "Gaichu no Heishi" or "Penumbra Project". This is real, its dangerous, and it puts all of us at risk.CitizenDeath: Oh, really? And how do you know about this oh-so-secret conspiracy? Snagged the data on a run?Alphpenumbra: Because I am the only survivor of the project's last iteration.CitizenDeath: Fuck off, this board is for serious discussion, not shitty RPs. Shop your dumbass story to a third-party sim producer.Alphpenumbra: THIS ISN'T SOME SHITTY RP! YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH OF A RISK I'M TAKING BY REVEALING EVEN THIS MUCH INFORMATION!CheeseWizard [Mod]: Alphpenumbra has been given a three-day ban. Thread closed.
>>933889>HMHVV Getting Worse?ShootingOpal: Not sure how many of you guys have been keeping yourselves abreast of current events in the paraepidemiology community, but there's been some WEIRD stuff going on with HMHVV over these past couple of years.Dreadbanger: You're going to have to be more specific than just "weird stuff".ShootingOpal: I mean that new variants of J-C strain are popping up all over the world, the Bruckner-Lagner mutation is becoming more common, and the rate of feralization in ghouls has risen to something like 45% now! Its like HMHVV is... intensifying, or something.Bleeder: Maybe that's why I've been getting the... cravings, harder than I used to. Its more feral now, less intellectual.Dreadbanger: I still don't buy you're a vampire, Bleeder. You turned up in video when we chatted.Bleeder: And I told YOU that part is a myth.>Azt-Am tensions boiling high: signs of spirit war?treelad: So, as anyone who's watched the news recently is aware, Aztlan and Amazonia are starting to have major, MAJOR tensions between them, and there have been reports of border skirmishes. What has me interested is the possible causes of this war. What is causing these tensions? I think it is hostility between the Mayan and the Aztec gods. Aztlan's sacrifices to their gods are making them become stronger, and the Mayan gods, who once dwelt in the Amazon, are getting angry, and provoking the spirits of the Amazon into rebellion and violence against the Aztlan state. It lines up well with what I know about spirits, what do you guys think?01ninja: I think you need to lurk more.SinaiShogun: Nothing supernatural about Aztlan and Amazonia's tensions. Tenochitlan needs sacrifices, and clones are expensive. So, Aztlan wants to outsource its sacrifices.
>>934169Side note, since this thread is autosaging: Rhun's player in my IRL campaign is interested in knowing whether you guys would be interested an actual storytime from her perspective about the gang war.
>>934219I'd read the shit out of it.
>>934219Well fuck yeah I would be
>>934219Very interested, yes.
>>933342>Vincent Dube's latest film is doing ON-SITE filming on the I-95 near the Charlotte area!I can see this both helping and hurting us.Helping, because if we're an Ares Entertainment team looking to disrupt a rival, then creating bad press by attacking the set while fans are around and trying to goad the security detail to shoot into a crowd of fans seems like something we would do.But on the other hand, if there are fans around, they're going to be recording and we might end up getting caught on video.And we still have to get to the director and get the credstick from him.
>>934169Having finished with your browsing, you find that it is 9:00 PM.>Spend time with a team-mate (write in which one)>Watch the news>Go to bedWrite-in
>>934406>Go to bedGotta rest up
Hey mates, what's up, STORYTIME! So there I was, sitting in my mate's car while we were on a run, we were all dressed up like, and were on a run to investigate this NaN man's shit or something, and we had taken a shortcut (read as back ass alley) to lose some heat. Lo and behold the dumbest cunts I've ever met, the Halloweeners. They'd been keen on setting up a "trick or treat" nearby and were basically extorting the good kinda people you'd normally see driving down an alleyway. So our mage convinces them (magically) to not stick us for cash, but me best mate and I came to the conclusion these dumb cunts needed to get some lessons beaten into them so we circled the block and just hit as many of them as we could in his huge ass van he had at the time, and I stuck my longsword out the window and cavalry sabred two or three of the shits before we drove off. Apparently the ONE GUY we don't butcher but only gets crippled is the fuckin' head of state of the orange bastards. So this of course meant consequences, right? Well we get back to our safehouse to find the place sacked and our intel guy, our decker and my "friend" at the time (we were fucking, alright?) kidnapped by the bastards, and the people that were guarding the place were killed! What a fuckin' bunch of pussies that they won't fight me! At negotiations they had guns pointed at all of us and started rambling on about how we're the bad guys in this whole mess. So after a brief meeting with the dumb soon to be dead cunts we figure out a hostage situation and find them in two separate buildings, so we ended up recruiting Barbie to help my side of things along with five or six gangs around town that also wanted a piece of the Halloweeners. I'm pretty sure everyone did, and I'm sure that one gang wanted a piece of ass, not the figurative euphemism for murder we all know and love. So Barbie, five Ancients and I were set on rescuing me friend while my best mate rescued the other two. He had a huge cunting mess on his hand that was absolutely mad, I don't think I could have half as well as he did. All I had to do was kill about six of the cunts, he had to deal with an army of the bastards (you can ask him about it some other time, I don't know the gory details). (cont.)
>>934406>Go to bedWe have an early and hectic day tomorrow.
The mission began as we staked out the places, and they had my friend suspended over a pot o' boiling blood! Blood! What the fuck are these people? surrounded by men and their head lackey, who was really ornery, even by their standards. So I elect to blow the side off of the building with some shape charges they had planted to some other buildings to try and blockade themselves in. Stupid fucking cunts, I'm a rooftop climber, not some street runner. Fuck 'em, we blew a side off the wall opening a shot for barbie to take at the place, and she kills four of the six (leader not included), and clears me a good in on them, I throw a flashbang in (if you're reading this baby, I'm sorry but it had to be done). This leaves their head honcho in the room and the dumb fuck gives me a free honor shot for him stabbing me earlier at negotiations, what a dumb cunt, right? Well my payback was half-swording and levering him out the ledge on the side, and the motherfucker pulls out a GOD'S DAMNED GRAPPLING HOOK!? He thought there was a window below him, but instead ended up doing a power squat into the side of the building, because HE PICKED A ROOM WITH NO WINDOWS. So I sit there, kinda baffled, and I see he's a cyber zombie! Chrome to the core, and soulless as all hell.So Barbie, being the dear she is elects to take another shot, but not any shot, oh no. She hits his fukken data jack from a mile off! A viral bullet right to the system! His hook fails and he hits the ground like a ton of bricks. Meanwhile, we had the Ancients running with us blow similar holes in the building and wreck house in what I can only describe as one of the dopest mass murders I've ever taken part in, we killed at least fifty of those bastards, and when I got to the bottom with me love, there the monstrosity was. (I think his name was Guilt Tricker or Tripper or something like that)So after lecture upon lecture of this man (if you could call him human) calling us bad people, sinners and otherwise being a cunt, I finally get my revenge, and NOBODY STEALS MY BOYFRIEND LIKE THAT BUT ME.So instead of giving him a plunging shot through the eye and risk him just playing dead I use a reverse grip (the dumb looking one where you hold the sword by the blade and use the crossguard and pommel as a splitting point and hammer respectively) to bash his brains all over the concrete while singing him all the fukken heathen hymns I know while his brain pan drained on the asphalt.Then, I took my friend and went home, only to get chewed out by me boss for that and moved out of the city. My boss even sold all my clothes to help cover damages caused during the massacres and battles that ensued after, and Asheville has yet to be relieved of the infighting. Kinda glad that I moved all my shit now that I think of it. Books are hard to replace this day and age.Anyways that's how I remember it, and I remember it kinda fondly too, it was a fun night. Stressful though.
So anyways, things wrapped up alright, though I had to take my partner back home. (Still miss you A Stor mo Chroi) And I'm sure our intel man and decker still hate me for it. Me current best mate and I bonded over the whole thing, and Barbie is now calls me her "BFF" so I guess that's good.
I love this quest.
>>934478>>934422You know that, without rest, you will surely succumb to fatigue at an inopportune moment. Ignoring the harsh glare of the trid-screen as Rex watches some late-night trideo programme, you take to the bed and fall asleep.You awaken at 5:30 AM, with strange, fractured recollections of your dream last night. You have a terrible impression of UNFOLDING or SHIFTING within these dreams.
>>934959(Am a moron, forgot options):>Chase the memories>Go back to sleep>Wake up the group>Write-in
>>934959>Chase the memoriesOne of these dreams, we're going to remember a little too much. But I can't help myself.
>>935029>Action: Chase the memories GLITCHEDYou recall... spiralling, impossible geometries tessellating endlessly around the un-spaced shadow of the Wza-Y'ei of your shu-n'gaa'rrr, applying shuddaga unto the lloigrian depths of thy yna-cykran, until ydhee'noth ha'sotha ghoggotha dhanyogtha kub'kturath oth'dlorrhanarthadrethyub'uddepub'atathanith->Your mind is overwhelmed by an endless stream of eldritch syllables and esoteric symbols, all of which seem to describe a mindset utterly alien to mortal knowledge. The information overload is pushing you to the brink of madness.>Try to comprehend the symbols>Try and drive them out of your mind>Embrace their strange logic>Give in to the madness!
>>935289>Get something to write them down!
>>935289>Try to comprehend the symbols
>>935300...Let's just say that Redd's body isn't fit to do that right now (in that he is currently twitching in the bed with his eyes undergoing REM while still open, and a bit of foam forming at the mouth. Consider yourself lucky that Rex and Tizona aren't awake yet.)
>>935305Then I will change to>>Try to comprehend the symbols
>>935348>>935303https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8sd4ZlrDKE You struggle to align these symbols with any known form of language and find yourself on the brink of comprehension: when suddenly, the awareness floods across your mind like the opening of a dam's floodgate. The concept of Wza-Y'ei is made plain to you: a word describing an object's definition by means of its ABSENCE, the hole in the world that any actual thing fills, but which IN AND OF ITSELF holds a real existence apart from the thing that fills it! From the Wza-Y'ei flows the power of NEGATION: to set a thing aflame, one must merely negate the Wza-Y'ei of its being-on-fireness! The simplicity of this would make you laugh, if your teeth weren't crushing down on each other like an iron vice! A few minutes later, you feel motion and life returning to your body. You sit up and look around, and note how you seem to be able to view your room from at least eight different angles, 1 of which doesn't exist in limited conceptions of space. >2 Insight gained!>Temporary Flaw Gained: Many-Angled Sight-All non-trivial Perception tests have a 1/6 chance of failing, and a 1/6 chance of Glitching.(As as aside: let me just say, HOLY HELL YOU GUYS GOT LUCKY)
>>935411So we can basically point at something shouting WEEZER-YEE and set it on fire?Neat.
>>935411Maybe next time we let the dreams go, while we get some Sanity back.We don't want to become aware of something before we're ready for them to become aware of us.
>>935445Wza-Y'ei isn't a magic spell: its a word in an alien language for a very abstract philosophical concept. However, understanding the concept is the first step on the path of USING the concept. How do you use it? Only more Insight will show you.As you may have guessed, thread put on hold for sleep. See y'all tomorrow.
>>935458I HAVE RETURNED.Taking note of the time on your commlink (marveling for a second how you can see the front, back, and interior wiring of the commlink all at once), you quickly wake your comrades. As Rex and Tizona rise from slumber, you observe in astonishment that, apparently, one of your perspectives appears to be displaced in TIME: you can see Rex as both a living human being and a moldering corpse AT THE SAME TIME."What's happening, sir? You look like you've seen a ghost." says Rex, the rotting flesh of his cheeks rippling like a sail in a gust.>I'm fine. Just a bad dream.>(Explain what's happened to you)>Write-In
>>936780>Write-In: Explain that we're experiencing some aftereffects from a bad dream without going into details."Had another bad dream. It's messing with my perceptions a bit, nothing that's serious, just more blurry than usual."
>>936780>I'm fine. Just a bad dream.
>>936780>I'm fine, just a bad dream
>>936919>>936867>Action: Choke down your disgust SUCCESS"I'm fine, just a ... bad dream.""Alright, sir. We have approximately 30 minutes until the director leaves: what should we do?">Stake out the penthouse>Assign someone to tail Mr. Dube to film site>Write-In
>>937002(BTW: my tag might fluctuate a lot. Bad internet reception+2 Computers at home = fun times)
>>937002>Stake out the penthouseAh, I just realized we could have gotten some stealth RFID tags and laid them out in front of the suite's door so that they stick to the shoes of the director and his security detail and chirp their location back to us.
>>937019"We'll need someone to stake out the penthouse, give us the okay when Mr. Dube leaves.""Alright, sir. I'll cover that position immediately.">Go ahead and do that, Rex>No, have someone else do it.>Write-in
>>937383>Go ahead and do that, Rex
>>937488"Yes, yes, go ahead and do that, Rex. Good show, good show.""Understood, sir!"You watch the simultaneously moldering and keenly-shining form of Rex retreat into the distance. A half-hour later, Rex hails you on the commlink."Target's on the move. Two guards, civvie uniforms. Probably Business Armor, if I had to guess. Vashon Island, maybe.""... I didn't peg you as being an expert on the world of fashion, Rex.""Barbie has repeatedly briefed me on fashion, sir. She believes I should 'get a new look besides grey-on-gray'. She thinks I'd look good in a sweatervest.">She has a point>Grey suits you fine, Rex>We can save the fashion talk for when we aren't on-duty>(close commlink line and contact B-Team)>Write-in
>>937606>Grey suits you fine, Rex>Write-in: She's got a point in that knowing armored suits from regular suits could be useful.Let's wait until the target is away from the hotel before springing into action.
>>937606>She has a point>(close commlink line and contact B-Team)
>>937774>>937801Voting between these two.
>>937774Voting for this
>>939104"I think grey suits you fine, Rex. You look sharp and professional. If you start wearing a sweatervest, next thing you know, you will start... mowing the lawn, paying your taxes, and trying to engage people in conversations about last night's Urban Brawl competition, and then it will all be over for you.""... I already do all of those, sir.""Dear God, it's already too late.""Is this... humor, sir?""YES, Rex.""... You really are bothered, aren't you?""ANYWAYS, its good that you are getting briefings from Barbie about fashion: they are aiding you in identifying armored suits.""Understood, sir. Targets have cleared the building. We are go for op, I repeat, go for op.""Excellent. B team, what is your status on the cameras?""Snagged them... (yawn)... yesterday. Put in a backdoor. GOD has no clue. Ready to loop earlier footage in the penthouse. Anything else you need me for? Otherwise, I'm just letting the agent handle this and going back to bed.">Raise some false alarms.>Shut off the power to the building.>Get us eyes on Dube.>Fine, Sudo. Get some sleep.>Don't slack, Sudo. You can sleep when this is all over with.>Write-in
Stay awake and monitor this shit, man. We are on the clock.
>>939176>>Don't slack, Sudo. You can sleep when this is all over with.don't forget they have aspider, it may be a bad one but he might get lucky
>>939176>Don't slack, Sudo. You can sleep when this is all over withLook man, would you trust orbital overwatch of a major push in Galactic Conquest even if it looked like everything was taken care of?
>>939176>>Don't slack, Sudo. You can sleep when this is all over with.Like previously mentioned they may have shit security, but a broken clock is right twice a day. They might notice something and an average agent might not cut it.
>>939562>>939452>>939389"Don't slack, Sudo. You can sleep when this is all over with.""Yeah! Yeah, you're right. Sorry, the early morning wake-up just got to me.""Make sure it doesn't, understand? we are counting on you to keep this operation going."You close your comm channel and turn to Tizona."Are you ready, Tizona?""Si, Rojo. I would like to take a moment beforehand to state that I don't like the fact these talismans are heathen, and you should find some good Christian magic next time. But anyways, here we go!"Tizona lifts open the window, steps out onto the sill, makes a gesture, and kicks off. Her brief descent is followed by her rising into the air in a Jesus pose. As she does so, she burns the Japanese prayer scroll, and vanishes from sight."Alright, so I'm rubbing the paste on the window... ugh, now its like jelly or something, hope this doesn't stick to my clothes... looks like the ward is just on the door, its the classic circuit-break setup. Found his terminal... AANND that's it! Swapped the files!"You see that Sudo's commlink channel is blinking. You check the messages section.SHITSHITSHIT ROOM SERVICE IS HEADING TO THE PENTHOUSE>Tizona, get out of there!>Room Service is coming, hide!>(Go Loud) We've got hired help on the way. Blind them and ditch.>(Go Loud: Make a "distraction" in the lobby)>(Go Loud) "Sudo, throw the alarms. All of them.Write-In
>>939607Wait, the Invisibility is supposed to last for 10 minutes. This entire thing has taken only, what, 3 minutes? Also, the same with the Shape Glass. >Tizona, get out of there!
>>939624Yep, they're both in place. However, Invisibility doesn't prevent people from walking into you, Hence, hiding.
>>939628Do we know that Dube keeps his personal credstick on him, or could it still be in the hotel suite?
>>939607>>(Go Loud) "Sudo, throw the alarms. All of them.Let's not cause any unwarranted harm
>>939633What?We dropped over 4,000 nuyen on making this a stealth op and you want to blow our cover?Why?
>Tizona, get out of there!
>>939651changing vote because I thought it over
>I would like to take a moment beforehand to state that I don't like the fact these talismans are heathen, and you should find some good Christian magic next time.This is actually a good point that Tizona is making here.Recent experiments and studies are showing that background counts and the power of mana wells can be religion and tradition-specific.The problem will be tracking down a Christian talismonger shop that will also sell us restricted items.
>>939607>>(Go Loud: Make a "distraction" in the lobby)
>>939607>>Tizona, get out of there!>>(Go Loud: Make a "distraction" in the lobby)Our newfound vision should help us fulfill the role of a drunk Brit quite well.
>>939738>>939742Guys, what the fuck are you doing?Tizona is INVISIBLE and the glass window is currently malleable so she neither has to close it or break it.Why are you alerting the spider and the onsite security team to lockdown the hotel and letting Dube's security detail that there was a situation at the hotel and that they should move and check all their stuff?
>>939607>Room Service is coming, hide!
>>939762Remember that we have a 10 minute limit on both the Shape Glass and Improved Invisibility.Are you sure that the room service will finish cleaning the suite in that time?
>>939762>>939772Shit, this guy's right, changing my vote to>Tizona, get out of there!
>>939607>Tizona, get out of there!
>>939774>>939801>>939742>>939651>>939624"Tizona, room service is coming. Get out of there, NOW!""¡Mierda! Me estoy sacando de aquí!The madita ventana isn't folding up right! Heathen basura..."You hear the window close a few seconds later, followed shortly thereafter by Tizona appearing in an eruption of Asian Mist."The window might look a bit... melted, but I don't think I left any other traces. We should be good, ¿Comprender?""Good, good. Still...">We should lay low for a bit>We should start with the warehouse "sabotage"/frame job>We should get to the film site and snag that credstick>Write-In
>>939909>Write-InHave Sudo keep an eye on the suite's cameras and see if housekeeping notices the partially melted window.>We should start with the warehouse "sabotage"/frame jobRex will be useful here, since he already staked out the warehouse.This will cause security around Dube to be heightened, but getting CATCo to think this is an Ares hit rather than a Mafia one is important enough that I think we should do the frame up first.
>>939909>We should start with the warehouse "sabotage"/frame job
>>939909>>We should start with the warehouse "sabotage"/frame job
>>939922>>939927>>939964>>940067"...its time to move on to other things. Someone check us out. Let's move on the warehouse.""... Won't that raise an alarm with Dube, sir?""That's a risk we'll have to take.""Ayy, 'old on a tick!""...Well, Rhun, what a suprise. I wasn't aware you would wake up this early for anything short of booze or ass.""EAT ME, YA CUNT. Anyway, wha' if we did this wi' two teams? Ye know, simultaneously? Tha' way, we get both jobs done at once, without having ta worry about security or nothing!">Good idea, Rhun>Bad idea, Rhun>Write-in
>>940216>Good idea, RhunI was considering it, but I wasn't sure if we had the resources to split up.Warehouse Team: Rex, ReddDube Hit: Tizona, Barbie, Rhun, SudoThe Warehouse Hit doesn't need to succeed so much as make sure that an attempt is made.The Dube Hit has to work, and so needs our Mage (to counter any magical security), Decker (to counter any alerts and tangle with any Matrix assets/riggers they have), and our cybered muscle to hit the security, clear them out, and get the credstick while lightly bruising Dube.This is twice on this run that an Englishman has agreed with the Welsh. A comment should be made about this.
>>940241Oh, and Barbie of course does sniper overwatch for the Dube Hit Team.
>>940216>Bad idea, Rhunsplitting the party seems like a bad idea
>>940556Not splitting the party results in security being heightened and ready for us at the second site we hit, though.
>>940556>>940241Taking votes between these two.
>>940241>>941808Going with doing both hits at once
>>940216>>Good idea, Rhun
Hit em both.
>>941813>>941911>>940241"That's a good idea, Rhun. Divide and conquer. Take Barbie, Tizona, and Sudo and go after Dube. Rex and I will pull the warehouse hit off. Make it look like an Ares job.""Got'cha! We'll go get the nuyen, you set up Ares! Catch you later!"You stumble out of the hotel after checking out, handing Rex the keys: you don't think it is a good idea to drive while you're seeing octuple.The warehouse site, as far as you can tell with your limited vision at the moment, is relatively dead this early in the morning. Two guards stand at the door to a security fence, and you can smell the damp, acrid stench of piss in an alley nearby: someone has been using a side-alley as a bathroom. A bum comes rolling out of said alley, limping along on a makeshift crutch, holding a greasy hand out."Change, man? Spare any change? I only need a couple'a nuyen, man. Its for mah little girl. She's got those eye defects, and ah've bin puttin mah checks all towards paying fer her surgery. Change, man, have a heart, man.:>Give him 1 nuyen>Give him 5 nuyen>Give him 100 nuyen>Ignore him
>>941975>Give him 1 nuyenEnough to get him to go away, but little enough that he won't remember us.
>>941976>Perception: the hobo seems disheveled, and down-on-his-luck. No gang signs or similar things appear to be on his clothing.
>>941975>>Give him 5 nuyenIt's enough to get him a sandwich or something.
>>941985Bit late to say this, but to make this clear: before making a decision in many circumstances, its fair for you to ask for a Judge Intentions or Perception check. And to head that possible request off at the pass:>Judge Intentions: He won't meet your eyes, and keeps shuffling his feet a bit and biting his lip. He isn't being honest about his supposed child.
>>9419895 soyburgers, actually. 1 nuyen=1 soyburger.
>>941991So he could use the money for 5 crap burgers or one kinda okay burger. Also, call him out on his lie, maybe make suggestions for better ones. I'm sure a smart-ass brit like Redd can come up with some funny ones.
>>941996I'm against interacting with him any more than is necessary to get him to go away and not try to memorize our faces.Just give him the money to go away, so we can get started on our run.
>>941989>>941981You send his PAN 3 nuyen, with the message "next time, try heart disease. That will really bring in the money for... cram, or whatever on Earth you want this for. Push off before I report you to Lone Star."The bum retreats back into his alley, mumbling something incoherent to himself.You stand beside Rex, both of you trying your best to look inconspicuous."So, sir, how should we handle this?">(Go Loud): shoot the guards, break in, smash the stuff with tire irons. Make sure to shout some Ares slogans while you do so.>Try and slip in the back and fiddle with the kit. Maybe tag the place with the tri-color Spartan.>Bluff our way in, then sabotage the stuff>Write-in
>>942015>>Try and slip in the back and fiddle with the kit. Maybe tag the place with the tri-color Spartan.
>>942015>Try and slip in the back and fiddle with the kit. Maybe tag the place with the tri-color Spartan.We want to cause enough damage that CATCo will be pissed, but not enough that they'll be angry enough to go in-house with their reprisal mission.
>>942032>>942034"We'll strike at their flank. Find us a breach point.">Action: get close without drawing attention SUCCESSYou saunter along the side of the security fence, looking to a casual observer like nothing more than the average kind of gutter trash found in a C-zone (your suit's chromashift having been set to "urban camouflage" on the way over). You reconvene with Rex around the back. He's already on the other side of the fence. Before you can ask any questions, he points up to a point where the stun-wire along the top of the fence is broken."We're lucky they haven't found this yet.""Didn't have time. Vulcanized wire-cutters. Plan to throw them out the window on the I-95 on the way back.""Where would I be without you, Rex?""Either brainwashed or dead, sir.""Well... thank you for that rather stark reminder of my situation, Rex. I assume you are suggesting I scale this fence?""Yes, sir.">Try and scale it>Try and find another way in>Write-in
>>942074>Try and scale itDon't rush.
And dont do something so obvious as Ares graffiti. Shoot the guards a lot and drop spent magazines from an Ares subsidiary.
>>942074>>Try and scale it
>>942096>>942171>Action: Scale chain-link fence SUCCESS. After a minute of awkward scrambling, you manage to surmount the chain-link fence, dropping down behind a freight container."I've spotted two cameras near the backdoor. One three-man patrol circling the yard. Look like cheap local talent. I think I can get a clear shot on them with Pacey Rae, but that would compromise our position.">(Go Loud) Do it.>We'll slip in when the patrol circles to the other side. Take a path that keeps us out of camera.>(Activate chromashift, switch to CATCo uniform) Let me handle this.>Write-in
>>942288Thinking about going for option 3, anons, but not sure if our eldritch vision won't fuck us up.
>>942288>We'll slip in when the patrol circles to the other side. Take a path that keeps us out of camera.We're still trying to make this look like we're actually putting in the effort to do this part of the run properly.
>>942296Your current Temporary Flaw only effects visual-based perception checks. So sayith the QM
>>942288>We'll slip in when the patrol circles to the other side. Take a path that keeps us out of camera.We have to go loud eventually, but right as we get inside isn't the best place.
>>942307>>942299"Wait until the patrol passes, then take a path that keeps you out of the camera's lines of sight.">Action: sneak by the patrol SUCCESSYou slip through the hole left by the patrol, shifting between obscuring covers until you reach the door. Rex lightly tries it."Its locked. Doesn't look digital. Some low-tech pin-and-tumbler arrangement.">(Go Loud) Use Pacey Rae. Blow the wall down.>Use your silenced pistol. Shoot the lock.>Any way we can kick the door down while still being quiet?>(switch suit to CATCo pattern) let's get the guards to help us>Write-in
>>942334>Write-inAre the hinges on this side of the door? We could use a knife to lift the bolt from the hinges out and open the door that way.If it's a simple pin-and-tumbler, using our ability to see inside of things as well as the outside (like what happened with our commlink), find a pair of hard wires or some paperclips to use as improvised lockpicks, and pick the lock.I can't believe we forgot to bring lockpicks.We'll need to get them before the next run.
>>942344Doors are hinged.
>>942362>Doors are hinged.Do you mean that the hinges are on the inside?
>>942344I second using spooky vision to try to pick the lock.
>>942364Yes, yes I do. The hinges are on the inside.
>>942376>>942344"..Rex? Do you have anything that can be used as a lockpick?""I have a number of Saeder-Krupp industrial-strength paperclips for just this purpose, sir."Rex hands you a pack of paperclips in a grey packaging, with the S-K logo subtly embossed on it in foil. The box is labeled "Führungskraft Büroklammer: Hält bis zu tausend Blätter." You straighten one of the clips with some effort and begin feeding it into the lock.>Action: brace yourself SUCCESSWith some effort, you manage to FORCE your viewpoints into alignment with the interior of the lock, and begin picking it.>Action: lockpick door SUCCESSThe door easily gives way to your superior skills. On the interior are what appear to be some equipment for Hellriders VII: a large number of prop guns, boom mics and trid-cameras, some chemical barrels...And a pimped-out muscle car in the center, its holosprays of dripping blood spelling out sinister-looking kanji combining with its low, predatory profile to make it look like it could strike out at any moment.>Language: Japanese: You recognize SOME of the characters- the one for "death", for example- but you haven't had a chance to use your Japanese recently.>Perception: The vehicle's surface seems to shift and warp subtly, as if it were some unnatural flesh instead of plasteel.Rex whistles."Goryo. Dead Oni's custom in the Hellrider films. This thing's gotta be worth a lot of nuyen.">Perception: You see Rex instinctively reaching for Pacey Rae.>(Go Loud): Blast the ride to pieces.>Wait, Rex! Something's not right here!>Let's just slash its tires or something, Rex.>How about we ruin something else?>Write-in
>>942436>Wait, Rex! Something's not right here!No security on what is the centerpiece of the entire goddamn movie?No way.>Write-inBesides, Rex. If you really want to hurt CATCo, let's steal the car and take it for a spin.
>>942443Maybe assense, to check for magical wards, use our AR contacts to look for RFID tags and erase them with our Eraser.
>>942446>Assensing: you sense no magical effects coming from the car.
>>942464Still, I don't like how a car worth tens of thousands of nuyen is just sitting there with no security.Yeah, things like that happen, but better not to take unnecessary chances.Close the door, be careful, and let's see if the equipment manager was being lazy and left the keys in the ignition/key fob in the glove compartment.
>>942469"Redd, hold off on the gauss rifle. Close the door before that patrol passes it, and COVER IT.""Roger.">Perception: poking around the car, you find no sign of the car's key fob. You do find a note-tag in the car:"MAKE SURE TO GO EASY ON THE DISINFECTANTS -Msr. Dube."A sweep with AR contacts shows no RFID tags beyond its license number.>(Go Loud) Annihilate Goryo>(Go Loud) Jack Goryo>Sabotage Goryo's on-board computer>Slash Goryo's tires>Look around the rest of the warehouse>Write-in
>>942492>Look around the rest of the warehouseDo we have gloves? Hairnets?I want to jack the car, take it for a spin, and then leave it out in the open.We need to sabotage some of the other stuff before jacking the car, though, and make sure that we don't leave behind any hairs or fingerprints.
>>942505(Yes, you do have gloves and hairnets.)>Perception: prop gunsThe guns seem to be made in clear imitation of a wide variety of firearms. Their form factors seem smooth and almost... organic, in your eyes. The brand names are suspicious as well: Yulzschastub Armaments seems like an unusual fake brand name.>Perception: recording gearThe gear looks fairly standard. The CATCo logo is stamped on the side of most of it.>Perception: chemical barrelsThe barrels have shipping stamps marking their origin in Quebec, and have several warning labels on them. You recognize them as inflammable explosives. If you had to guess, these are for practical effects.>Perception: work areaOne part of the warehouse seems to have been set aside as some kind of work area for senior staff. A director's chair is set up in the corner. You can see a brown envelope and a script resting under it. The script has "HELLDRIVERS VII: MAKING THE GRADE FINAL DRAFT" on its cover page.>Read the script>Open the envelope>Ignore this area>Write-in
>>942542>Write-in: put on gloves and hairnet, tell Rex to do the same>Open the envelope
>>942548"Rex, get your gloves and hairnet on. We're about to start."After the two of you pull on your cheap latex gloves and hairnets, you open up the envelope.On the inside is a letter, written in French:"Monsieur, félicitations pour avoir réussi à négocier une taxe aussi petite pour les droits de tournage à Charlotte! Nous sommes ici à Cross Applied Technologies sommes reconnaissants que vous êtes prêt à travailler sur un film si loin en dehors de votre genre ordinaire. Comme un merci de la famille CATCo, veuillez accepter cette réplique fonctionnelle de l'automobile "Goryo" de la franchise Helldriver.En espérant que cela vous trouve dans le meilleur de la santé, Rebecca DuBois, chef de la direction, Cross Entertainment."A key fob is in the bottom of the envelope.>(Go Loud) Annihilate Goryo>Jack Goryo (Subtle)>(Go Loud) Jack Goryo (Obvious)>Sabotage Goryo's on-board computer>Slash Goryo's tires>Smash recording gear>Alter recording gear>Smash prop guns>Deface prob guns>Spill chemical barrels>(Go Loud) Blow some shit up!>Destroy director's copy of script>Smash director's chair>Write-inSelect all that apply to your desires. Some options are mutually exclusive. Which options these are should be obvious.
>>942580>Alter recording gear>Deface prob guns>Smash director's chair>Jack Goryo (Subtle)I'm wondering if we can fence this, hide it somewhere and wait for the contract from CATCo to find it and sell it back to them, or if we should alter it so it looks like a different car and keep it for ourselves.
>>942580Remember, we need to make this look like Ares, now how do we do that?
>>942603But also, this guy has the right idea. That car is worth way more than we're getting paid, hell, it's probably worth more than the guy's credstick.
>>942625The problem here is that we need to walk a fine line between what Ares would want done, and not actually causing the film to get cancelled or go belly-up.Because the Mafia doesn't want the film to get cancelled (probably because they're getting paid for other services) and getting CATCo to get serious about reprisals might have them come at us.We want them to be mad enough that they'll think it was Ares and sponsor some anti-Ares runs, but not so mad that they take it personally enough to have their Seraphs go after the runners that did this.
>>942649Yeah, but we're not sure what will get the job done and what will cause the film to go belly-up. So where do we draw the line?
>>942670We obviously can't set the warehouse on fire. Altering the equipment is time-consuming to fix, but breaking it might cost the film too much.Spilling the chemicals might cause a fire, but then again, it IS being supplied directly by a CATCo subsidiary, so spilling it might slow down production while another shipment is prepped and sent.
>>942670Smashing the Recording Gear and Smashing the Prop Guns is definitely what an Ares run would do.We might be able to get away with just smashing one and altering the other.Spilling the chemicals should be okay.They are definitely going to be angry about stealing the car, and we'll have to make sure it can't be traced to us.Or we could leave it in the garage of an Ares compound.
>>942718>Or we could leave it in the garage of an Ares compound.I'm up for doing this.
>>942721That option is the one meant for idiots that want to piss off our boss.
>>942726Well if you want to do just enough damage to hinder but not cancel the production AND make it look like Ares did it, that would be our best bet.The car would be mostly undamaged so they could recover it and still use it, and it would start some shit with Ares, which is what our Johnson wants.But if you want it to be a bit more subtle, instead leave the car in the garage of an Ares employee.
>>942742Yeah, but it gives Ares enough incentive to hunt down the people that framed them, and as much as Lofwyr would like a fight between two of his rival megacorps, as has been shown by how we were punished after causing a gang war, he doesn't want said fights to happen in his backyard.
>>942745So find an employee who's on the corps shit list, or one with a delinquent teenage kid, so it would be less likely linked to shadowrunners, but seen as a fuck up by an employee or their family.
Has this thread reached a decision?
>>942758I'm for:>Smash recording gear>Spill chemical barrels>Smash director's chair>Jack Goryo (Subtle)
>>942772I guess I'll second this.
>>942772>>942896"Rex, ruin the recording gear.""Understood.""And when's the shift change for the gates?""Looks like... in an hour."You go over to the chemical barrels.>Action: sabotage warehouse SUCCESSYou chuckle to yourself as you pop open the barrels and tipping them over."This site is no longer OSHA compliant."As a final insult, you walk over to the director's chair, take one of your survival knifes, and slice the back and seat to ribbons before levering several of the screws out.You turn back to see Rex methodically cutting through cables on the gear using the vulcanized wire cutters from earlier. You have an hour until the guard changes on-site.>Contact Dube team>Remain quiet>Write-in
Pour some shit in the gas tank.
>>942912>Contact Dube team
>>942912>>Contact Dube team
>>943116>>943292You call Sudo's commlink."Sudo, we are entering the final stage here. How goes things at your end?""We've got the money, Redd! Rhun managed to get in by pretending she was a LeBlanc fangirl interested in some 'special one-on-one time' with him. Then she broke into Dube's trailer and stole his credstick. Discreetly. Then I broadcasted some of that terrible alien demon music you listen to over the sound system to give her a distraction that would let her slip away.""THEY ARE CALLED NUMBER STATIONS AND THEY HAVE DIRE METAPHYSICAL IMPORT!""Sorry! Tizona spent most of her time kind of keeping watch for spirits, but also trying to get a hobo to conver- yes? Yeah? I will. Barbie wants you to know she helped, Redd. She told Rhun what to say to make herself convincing as a LeBlanc fangirl.""And no one saw her?""Don't think so. By the time they realize what happened, we should be gone.""Good job, Sudo. We'll meet up with you in a couple of hours. Rex and I need to do something.""Cool. See you."The line closes.You and Rex while away the rest of the hour trading corporate stories.When the shift change comes at 8:00 AM, you chromashift your suit into a CATCo uniform and roll out of the warehouse's car exit and towards the chain-link gate. You stop at the guard post as the security professional waves you down.>Social Combat: START"Just taking the car out, Mademoiselle. Monsieur Dube has requested it on-set.""... The night shift didn't tell me anyone was here.">Perception: Subject is an Ork female, early 30's, Caucasian, accent indicates Southern UCAS/Northern CAS education. Body armor says "Brother Bear Security Solutions" on the front. Armed with a heavy revolver.>Judge Intentions: You've seen that look on the face of your underlings when you were Head of Toy Development at Wondertainment. The baggy, glazed eyes. The subtly stooped posture. The faint undertone in the voice. This is someone who feels like they are being SCREWED by life right now. Sticking with the job out of a mix of hopes for a promotion to office work and fear of being fired. With this, you can think of a few angles to work:>You guys don't get paid much, do you?... (Intuition+ Con move)>Paperwork must have gotten lost. You know how it is... (Charisma + Professional Knowledge: Business Administration move)>You look like you've been having a bad week... (Intuition+ Etiquette move)>Are you implying something, wageslave?! Know your place!... (Charisma + Leadership move)
>>943372>>Paperwork must have gotten lost. You know how it is... (Charisma + Professional Knowledge: Business Administration move)
>>943396Yeah go with this. Then talk a out putting a good word in for her for checking us out to begin with. Some false hope that we can get her a commendation if not a promotion.
>>943372>You look like you've been having a bad week... (Intuition+ Etiquette move)She's getting fired anyway at the end of this. May as well get her thinking it was time to move on to something else.
>>943396>>943410>SUCCESS"S'il vous plaît, gendarme, my C-46 must have gotten lost! You know how it is, you file the paperwork, it only gets stamped two times instead of three, and..."The guard sighs."Yeah, yeah. Let me just ring up Central and I'll get the copy pulled from file. Give me 10 minutes.>Influence: 1 (4 needed to progress)>0 failed attempts (at 3, your cover is blown)>Judge Intentions: shitshitshit! We cannot afford her to make that call! Let's lay some pressure on her!>This car is needed on set before too long! The boss will kill me if we lose money due to a clerical error! (Charisma+ Con move)>Are you a fan of Msr. Dube? If you make this smooth for me, I could make some introductions... (Intuition + Etiquette move)
>>943479>Are you a fan of Msr. Dube? If you make this smooth for me, I could make some introductions... (Intuition + Etiquette move)
>>943496>>943507>SUCCESS"...Would you happen to be a fan of Msr. Dube's work? If could just see your way clear to making this smooth for me, I could make some introductions...""I can't say I've seen any of Dube's stuff, but I love Helldrivers. What does he want Goryo for, anyways?">Influence: 1.5 (4 needed to progress)>0 Failed attempts>Perception: The guard has put down her commlink. From where she's standing, its directly behind her and out of her reach.>Judge Intentions: Damn! Going to have to come up with a convincing lie to move ahead with this with my cover intact. On the other hand...>(Pull Pistol) Did I say Msr. Dube? I meant Damien Knight. (Charisma + Intimidation move)>Let's keep that private. Walls have ears. (Charisma + Etiquette move)>Its a good-luck charm to him. (Charisma + Con move)>We're gonna wreck it (Charisma + Con move)
>>943571Do we know anything of the Helldiver's franchise?Is the character of Dead Oni still in the franchise, and can we say that they wanted to use it for filming? Or for a publicity stunt?
>>943571>>Let's keep that private. Walls have ears. (Charisma + Etiquette move)Imply that it may have something to do with picking up chicks.
>>943617>Memory: The Helldriver franchise was about a group of Shadowrunners who participate in high-stakes illegal street races to raise money. Sometime around IV, they started working with the Corporate Court occasionally, tracking down and stopping other powerful racers in exchange for their nefarious activities being expunged from the record. The main trio, Dead Oni, Acid Suspect, and Jupiter, have consistently been in every film, although Dead Oni is a legacy character: a masked figure of few words who drives for vengeance, he's been unmasked, killed, and replaced by another "Dead Oni" twice so far. The car, Goryo, remains the same.
>>943643Then I'll go with "They want to use Goryo for some publicity shots."
>>943681That's a better idea, changing my vote to this.
>>943681>>943703>SUCCESS"He wants to take some publicity shots with it. Build up some hype for the film.""... Yeah, I guess that makes sense. Listen, I just don't know how comfortable I am with you just... wheeling out of here with no papers. Listen, how about I ride-along with you? My relief guy can handle the desk. PLUS, that'd give you a chance to introduce me to Msr. Dube...">Influence: 2.5 (4 needed to progress)>0 Failed Attempts>Judge Intentions: Meeting Msr. Dube isn't what this is about. She wants to take a ride in Goryo, plus make sure we aren't shadowrunners. The right play here is...>I'm not sure I can do that, but... how about you take her for a spin? Just once around the block. (Intuition + Etiquette move)>If you feel up for it. You look REALLY TIRED (Willpower + Magic move)> (Pull Pistol) Afraid I can't do that, darling. Mr. Knight wants his new wheels. (Charisma + Intimidation move)
>>943819>I'm not sure I can do that, but... how about you take her for a spin? Just once around the block. (Intuition + Etiquette move)We can hit her with narcojet at the end if we need to.
>>943819>>I'm not sure I can do that, but... how about you take her for a spin? Just once around the block. (Intuition + Etiquette move)
>>943819>I'm not sure I can do that, but... how about you take her for a spin? Just once around the block. (Intuition + Etiquette move)
>>943829>>943841>>943861>SOCIAL COMBAT COMPLETE"I'm not sure how Msr. Dube would take the introduction of... hired help, onto his lot. He is the controlling type, ca va? But... if you want...You could take Goryo for a spin. Just once around the block, no more, but... she is something, yes?""HELL YES! Er, sorry, Mr...?""Pierre Renard, Mademoiselle. And this is my assisstant, Henri. He does not speak the English, so he will REMAIN SILENT, yes?""Wee.">Judge Intentions: Rex looks disgruntled.After a brief spin around the block, during which the guard was borderline-catatonic with glee, you pull away from the warehouse, car in hand."I can't believe that worked, sir.""Never doubt the talents of a professional, Rex. I am VERY good at using people.""... Yeah. Right."You pull up onto the Seven Arcs Interchange in silence.>Drive the car back to the safehouse>Ditch the car near Little Sicily, then walk back to the safehouse>Ditch the car near a Weapons World and take the bus back to the safehouse>Write-In
It probably has some kind of tracking deep within itself. Take it to the c zone and torch it.
>>943887>Write-InWe can't leave this at our safehouse, not until we've got a faraday cage protected garage.Bringing it to Little Sicily is just asking for us to forfeit the bonus and getting our fixer waxed.>Write-In: Check the Matrix for a good hiding spot.Hide the car within walking distance of a Bank of America. Far enough that they can claim deniability, but close enough that CATCo will be suspicious.Bank of America was originally owned by Frankfurter Bankenverein and owed a lot of CATCo's debt, but was bought out by Ares during Crash 2.0.
>>943908We just left the C-Zone. But you're likely right. The onboard computer probably calls home to CATCo every other minute.I'd like to keep this ride, but until we can do a thorough sweep of its chassis and have some deckers comb through the computer's OS, it's too dangerous to ride around in.
>>943911(To clarify a point for the thread: you LIVE in little Sicily. Andrea's a Capo in the mob.)
>>943911>>943917>Far enough that they can claim deniability, but close enough that CATCo will be suspicious.Then again, would someone from Ares actually want the car dropped off so close to an Ares subsidiary?Wouldn't they want it dropped off somewhere deniable, like Mitsuhama territory, or put into an underground garage on Ares soil?
>>943922But then that gives us the challenge of getting onto Ares soil and back out.
>>943887Question, how quickly could our decker clean the computer of any bugs, tracking devices, etc.?
>>9439354 hours, approximately. Most of that is breaking the proprietary encryption on the car's CPU.
>>943911>>943908>>943935Alright: hide it near a Bank of America, burn the car, or let Sudo try and hack it at a secure third location?
>>944002>hack it at a secure third location?I'd love to keep the car, but do we have a secure location where we could do it?
>>944008Little Sicily's chop-shop, Fred's Auto Repair. The entire place is full of signal jammers, and all their paperwork is cloudless. You already had Fred do one car for you (a troll-sized low-rider now decorated with a wren, the cross, and a Saeder-Krupp logo).
>>944018It's so tempting to keep the car, but it's also so dangerous.Is there any place we can hide it, and wait until the heat dies down before we get it cleaned up and ready for use?Like an abandoned tunnel where wireless signals get blocked?
>>944030The Mafia may know somewhere... but, in that case, they will likely want to keep the car as a gift to the Don (which WOULD give you big ups in the Mafia). The chop-shop would fit the criteria, but "Babyface" Fred doesn't like people using his shop as a parking garage for hot goods. He wants merchandise pulled in and either stripped or painted, re-licensed, and with the holotags reprogrammed as quickly as possible.Other than that, there are few places that you can think of that aren't well outside of the city limits, and possibly into critter territory.
>>944037Alright, let's take it out where we won't get found. If we stay in the city, it'll be quickly tracked down.Does our regular car have a Matrix link and autopilot?We could have it drive out to somewhere we can walk to it after hiding the Goryo.
>>944054Nope, its a plain old normal car. Your best bet would be to call the Dube team and get them to pick you up (probably in the low-rider).
>>944059(By "normal", I mean normal for Shadowrun. No autopilot, but it does have optional Matrix functionality.
>>944059Okay, let's do that then.I'm hoping that dropping the Goryo off in the woods will, if the CATCo Seraphs are able to track it down before we can scrub it and find a little hidden garage for it, look like it was left there as a dead drop at the end of a run, and they were just lucky enough to get there before the Johnson picked it up.
>>944062How trolled and full of meme magic is our thread on Jackpoint going to be when we check back in on it?
>>944068"Rex, call the rest of the team up and tell them to meet us in Yadkin County."You ride through the perpetual congestion on the small feeder tendril of highway heading towards Virginia and the UCAS border, and a couple hours later reach the isolated wreck of Yadkin County. The ruins of the former township surround you on all sides. This is still, technically, the country seat: only now, less than a hundred people live in it. This area is less than 50 miles from the sprawls, but even this far out, the Awaking-enhanced forces of Nature are reclaiming their own.You wheel the car into the ruined lot behind a deteriorating building that, to your casual glance (thank gods your eyesight is back to normal), used to be a high school. Choking vines and aggressive, sturdy saplings lay claim to lanes where the youth idled away their last days of innocence.Rhun pulls up in the low-rider."Sick ride, Redd! Can we keep it?""That's the plan. Sudo, can you start on scrubbing this thing?""Yeah, just let me hook my deck up to its CPU and start probing around."
>>944084First response:Eveltime: >[Your post]Top lel :^)
>>94409792 minutes later, Sudo throws a set of tracker chips on the ground and stomps on them."Car's clean. Removed all of its anti-theft programming, blanked the "owner" slot, and used its diagnostics to find and get rid of the trackers. This thing's a real beauty.""I did not think you were a fan of these kinds of films.""I'm not. I just know a good car when I see one. Looks like its a Gladius with a LOT of aftermarket tinkering. We'll definitely need to do something about the holotags: the dripping-blood-kanji thing is pretty classless."We'll deal with that later. For now...">Let's all go home>Drinks are on me!>We should deliver Andrea his money>Write-in
>>944127>We should deliver Andrea his moneyGet paid first. Then we can celebrate.
>>944127Oh, right. If we're in a high school parking lot, is there any indoor garage, or big enough doors that we can fit the Goryo into?I'm thinking we get holotags that can make the car look like a Shiawase, Renraku, or MCT car. I'm sure that Rhun would love to have S-K logos on it, but I don't know if the boss would want us advertising like that, unless the car were to be driven into his private collection.
>>944139There's a gym with its doors missing and a ceiling that probably won't give way for a couple more months at least.
>>944144Yeah, even if this place is mostly abandoned, I don't want such a pricey-looking car out in the open.Let's get it in there until we can get some holotags to make it look a little less noticeable, then take it to Fred's for a new license and registration, and a bunch of alternative holotags.
>>944135"...We should give Andrea his money."You dial up Andrea on commlink:"Redd! What a nice suprise to hear you call! Now: you have my money?">(Wire him the nuyen)>Would I call you if I didn't?>Yes, we have the nuyen>Write-in
>>944155>Would I call you if I didn't?Does he want the physical credstick or does he want the money wired to him?I want to wipe the credstick down with bleach and dispose of it as quickly as possible.
>>944157"Would I call you if I didn't?""Good, good. Wire me the cash, I'll wire you your cut, then you curb-stomp that 'stick. Don't worry: I got a dozen just like it.""Understood, Mr. Bianchi,""Come ON, Redd! Call me Andrea, Now, you boys lay low for a few days, maybe find something that takes you out of town. Maybe I have more work when you come back."Andrea hangs up, and your 5,500 nuyen share of the cut comes through.Rhun is the first to speak."Let's get pissed.">RUN 1: "Accelerating Angry" COMPLETE1 Insight Gained8 Karma gainedRelationship with Rex improvedRelationship with Rhun slightly improved>After-run businessA few days later, a bulk shipment package arrives at your door. Inside, you discover 500 packages of Snack-a-Roo brand animal crackers. Serving size: 5. Servings per bag: 4. Attached to the bottom of the box is a credstick with 10,000 nuyen on it, and a note saying "Hope you don't mind we paid you double", with the Anarcho-Comics symbol on it.You hear on the news that Helldrivers VII's filming has been put on delay with the theft of one of the "Goryo" cars from a warehouse, and the disastrous release of what is being described as a "maliciously altered trailer video." You hear over the electric grapevine that CATCo-sponsored runs against Ares have spiked notably. How does Redd want to spend his downtime:Choose one from this list:>Study whatever phenomena is influencing your dreams.>Learn the basics of rigging>Study the occult>Write-inAnd two from this list:>Help Sudo with strategizing in Galactic Conquest and teach him about the occult (at his request)>Spar with Rhun and help her with her history writing>Drinking and reminiscing about corporate life with Rex>Discussing magical theory and theology with Tizona>Get to know Barbie better and see how well she'll work with the team.
>>944181>Study whatever phenomena is influencing your dreams>Help Sudo with strategizing in Galactic Conquest and teach him about the occult (at his request)>Get to know Barbie better and see how well she'll work with the team.
>>944181>Learn the basics of rigging>Spar with Rhun and help her with her history writingWe did promise to help her get published.>Help Sudo with strategizing in Galactic Conquest and teach him about the occult (at his request)I'm moving towards being a rigger, and having the decker help us get up to speed on the needed autosofts and contacts with techwizards to build the non-invasive control rig is a must.
>>944181Oh, and was there any actual useful information from the Jackpoint thread?Or was it nothing but riggers laughing at our squeamishness and not going all out to get a control rig implanted?
>>944181Oh, and how many ways are we splitting the 10,000 nuyen from the Anarcho-Comics?Redd, Sudo, Tizona, since they're the ones that actually did the work?Or the full team, minus Barbie since she was only along for the Dube run?
Before committing to learning more about rigging, we players should talk about it more.It's an entire career path, and while it can give us some great benefits, even dipping experimentally into it costs loads of karma and nuyen.Do people want to invest in Redd pulling double-duty as the Face and as the Rigger, or just keep him as the Face and alchemical support?>Rigging ProsControl drones that can get into places we couldn't.Extra firepower from combat drones.Recon and stealth surveillance drones to keep an eye out and check ahead of us.Small flying drones can be equipped with narcojet to stealthily knock out guards.>Rigging ConsHoly shit it's expensive (refer to >>931357)Need to invest in the Piloting skills instead of improving our occult, magic, alchemy, and negotiation skills.The Rigger Command Console is the size of a goddamn briefcase, and if we use an external Control Rig, even bigger, and it'll be extremely obvious we're rigging.We have to bring the drones with us, meaning always driving around in a big van, making hasty getaways difficult.Not being fully invested and specialized as a rigger means being mediocre in both careers.
>>944181Are we the wheelman for the team, or is that mostly Rhun and Rex?
>>944225Honestly, we've barely explored the shit we could pull with the occult and alchemical skills. What's more, we simply don't have the funds for rigging right now (hell, do we even have a datajack?)
>>944233>hell, do we even have a datajack?No, we use trodes.And the point is that drones could make our runs in the future easier, and we would need to start tracking down parts and know-how now.
>>944199The long and short of the thread (once you filter out the shitposting) is riggers saying "Don't do it bro." That kind of setup is apparently only for people who are already experts or some kind of savant when it comes to drone operation. A "casual" rigger is going to be screwed over by that kind of setup.
>>944201The first way, so 3,400 for us.
>>944229Rhun and Rex, mostly. We have a car, but its mostly for personal use (its a glamour car more suited to a corporate suit than a shadowrunner)
>>944371Alright, if the experts on Jackpoint say so.>Study whatever phenomena is influencing your dreams.>Help Sudo with strategizing in Galactic Conquest and teach him about the occult (at his request)>Spar with Rhun and help her with her history writing
>>944181>>Study whatever phenomena is influencing your dreams.Get us a dream journal to write down important things that we may forget.>Help Sudo with strategizing in Galactic Conquest and teach him about the occult (at his request)Sudo a Bro. Lizard Lads 4 lyfe.>Discussing magical theory and theology with TizonaShe may have some magical incite on our dream problem.
>>944596*InsightAnd that's why I shouldn't rely on auto correct 100% of the time.
>>944181>Alright, if the experts on Jackpoint say so.>>Study whatever phenomena is influencing your dreams.>>Help Sudo with strategizing in Galactic Conquest and teach him about the occult (at his request)>>Spar with Rhun and help her with her history writingthis looks good to me
>>944376The pastebin has been updated.
>>944181>>Study the occult>Discussing magical theory and theology with Tizona>Spar with Rhun and help her with her history writing
>>944181>Go see a doctor about our blurry vision>Help Sudo with strategizing in Galactic Conquest and teach him about the occult>Discussing magical theory and theology with Tizona
>>944860>Go see a doctor about our blurry visionYou want cybereyes or vat-grown replacements?Since it's a quality, I believe we have to spend Karma as well as nuyen to buy it off.
>>944862Vat-grown would be better if it doesn't cost much more, and I'd spend some Karma to fix it, otherwise we'll be at a disadvantage if we ever end up in a gun fight.If that doesn't work out maybe we could just get some regular glasses.
>>944875The optical problems can be corrected with eyesight or non-invasive surgery (AKA Lasik). 600 nuyen and 2 Karma. Thank god for Blood Magic Wards made by your subservient cultists!
>>944875>if we ever end up in a gun fight.We have a Pistol skill of 1, Agility 3, and Reaction 3.I think a -1 on Firearms Tests is the least of our problems.We need time on a shooting range as much as the corrective surgery.
ALRIGHT, here are the results in the voting so far:Priority training:>Study the dreams: 4>Learn to rig: 1>Study Occult: 1>(An add-in, but cataloged, adjusted, and presented for the sake of thoroughness): Fix eyes and get good at gunfights: 1Personal Time slots (remember, each person could vote for two):>Rhun: 4>Sudo: 6>Tizona: 3>Barbie: 1>Rex: 0Voting closes at 9:00 PM EST. If you want to change your vote, or you're a newcomer who wants to vote, do so BEFORE THEN. If you are changing your vote, PLEASE WRITE IN "CHANGE" BEFORE IT SO THAT I CAN FIND IT EASIER.Once the votes are tallied, we'll take this to a new, fourth thread!
What's this about time slots?
>>945063Basically, who Redd spends his free time with in the time between sessions. This can build an increased rapport between those members of the team and you, which gives you certain bonuses when working with them.
>>945106"Sessions" = Runs. My goof.
>>944990>Learn to rig>Sudo, Tizona
Okay, final results are:>Priority Training: Study Dreams>Free Time: Rhun (selected in random tiebreaker), SudoNew thread here: >>946511