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Gomez
post Mar 5 2006, 11:32 PM
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Sorry I am a bit new to Shadowrun. I came across a mention of Glow City in a adventure that I was reading. What is Glow City? I need to know for a up coming game.
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post Mar 5 2006, 11:37 PM
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Glow City is in the Seattle barrens (do you know what those are?). It's an old nuclear plant that had a melt down, spewing radio active yukiness around it. But, some of the more desperate squatters figured "why let all that good land go to waste?" and moved in, creating a squatter community known as Glow City.

People over there, as you can imagine, suffer from radioactivity sicknesses and malformations. The Rust Stilletoes, an orc gang that doesn't look very healthy, claims the area as their turf.

Hope that helps!
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post Mar 5 2006, 11:39 PM
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That helps a lot! Thanks!
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post Mar 5 2006, 11:44 PM
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Why do they call themselves the Rust Stilettoes? As opposed to normal ones? Rusty one's aren't really worse than normal ones except for the fact they give you lockjaw, and if they're living in Glow City, I'm pretty sure they aren't ones for long-term thinking.
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post Mar 5 2006, 11:50 PM
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QUOTE (emo samurai)
Why do they call themselves the Rust Stilettoes? As opposed to normal ones? Rusty one's aren't really worse than normal ones except for the fact they give you lockjaw, and if they're living in Glow City, I'm pretty sure they aren't ones for long-term thinking.

It's all about the name. Calling yourself "The Stilettos" will get you laughed at. Calling yourself "The Rusty Stilettos" is somehow meaner and more fear-inducing.

(No, I don't see it either. Whatever.)
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post Mar 6 2006, 12:39 AM
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Why not the bloody stilletos? The big choppers? The angels of death? The puppy stranglers? They need to fire their marketing consultant.
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post Mar 6 2006, 12:51 AM
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QUOTE (emo samurai @ Mar 5 2006, 07:39 PM)
Why not the bloody stilletos? The big choppers? The angels of death? The puppy stranglers? They need to fire their marketing consultant.

They had a marketing consultant?

Well I would say rusty has that down-and-dirty kind of feel to it, fitting for a dirty place like Glow City (which is in Redmond).

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Glow City is in the Seattle barrens (do you know what those are?).


The Barrens would refer to the combined squalor of Redmond and Puyallup currently.
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post Mar 6 2006, 12:56 AM
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They had a marketing consultant?
The joke is that they don't. As for "rusty," that can also be associated with "ineffective" and "dull."
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post Mar 6 2006, 12:56 AM
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The gangs of Shadowrun are sort of like the theme gangs from The Warriors. The theme doesn't have to make sense. It simply provides a greater sense of unity and belonging to the gang's members.
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post Mar 6 2006, 01:00 AM
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QUOTE (emo samurai @ Mar 5 2006, 07:56 PM)
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They had a marketing consultant?
The joke is that they don't. As for "rusty," that can also be associated with "ineffective" and "dull."


They're a gang, they're not supposed to be that effective/organized anyway (of course Lord Togo might have something to say about that generalization).
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post Mar 6 2006, 01:03 AM
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Lord Togo?
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post Mar 6 2006, 01:05 AM
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QUOTE (emo samurai)
Lord Togo?

Leader of the Spikes, views himself as a warlord and that his gang is his private militia.
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post Mar 6 2006, 01:11 AM
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Lord Torgo is also the size of a small building, hates elves, and took over a gang after wiping out an elven go-gang singlehandedly.
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post Mar 6 2006, 01:42 AM
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QUOTE (emo samurai)
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They had a marketing consultant?
The joke is that they don't. As for "rusty," that can also be associated with "ineffective" and "dull."

Rust still kills. Just because it's rusty doesn't mean it's lost its value. In fact, I'd call rusty blades more valuable in gang warfare because of the lack of medicine and such in most gangs. Stab enough people with rusty blades and you end up winning by attrition.
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post Mar 6 2006, 01:46 AM
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But I don't visualize gangs as going for the long-term kill thing. They seem to abhor subtlety and the long view of things, and rust doesn't make a quick death.
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post Mar 6 2006, 02:04 AM
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It doesn't make an immediate death, but it can be as short as 3 days later that the victim will die (depending on the wound, 'natch).

I dunno 'bout you, but loading a Street Sweeper (yes, yes, 3rd Ed., shut up) with rusty blades and such will suck hard for anyone getting hit with them.

Shoot that thing off, drop it, and attack everyone else that wasn't hit. Have enough gangers doing this, and the other gang is going to be hurting big time in a few days if they don't seek proper medical attention.
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post Mar 6 2006, 02:44 AM
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QUOTE (emo samurai)
But I don't visualize gangs as going for the long-term kill thing. They seem to abhor subtlety and the long view of things, and rust doesn't make a quick death.

gangs are as varied as people. it all depends on what quality of leadership they have ;)
(hell, are there not a RL gang where there leaders lead from inside the prison?)

basicly, never underestimate your enemy...

hmm, i have some kind of movie quote in by head:
"hmm, a smart guard. didnt see that one coming"
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post Mar 6 2006, 02:49 AM
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It's from Titan AE.
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post Mar 6 2006, 05:56 AM
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QUOTE (emo samurai)
Why not the bloody stilletos? The big choppers? The angels of death? The puppy stranglers? They need to fire their marketing consultant.

How about the Hell's Satans, or the Christ Punchers?
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post Mar 6 2006, 01:43 PM
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Have you actually seen the names of some Central American gangs nowadays?
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post Mar 6 2006, 02:08 PM
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No. And I am happy about it.
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post Mar 6 2006, 02:12 PM
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Have you actually seen the names of some Central American gangs nowadays?

Wasn’t there some large gang in the US that was one of the largest/most criminal called the ”crisps” or something?

That’b a nice nickname after they’ve been hit by a few phosphor grenades. :D
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post Mar 6 2006, 02:16 PM
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Crisps??? Like the british word for potato-chips??? That offers nice possibilities for sponsoring.... :rotfl:
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post Mar 6 2006, 02:40 PM
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Little bit of info about the Central American "maras"
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post Mar 6 2006, 03:09 PM
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well, keeping with the glow city thread :cyber: , i just ran a mission in glow city. They ended up having a old fashion showdown with burning bones (the radiation shaman), a toxic fire spirit (radiation is the invisible fire) and a toxic hell hound. It was tons of fun. They almost got burning bones, but last second he vanished. My team thought he knew he had some sort of teleport spell. When i told them later that their isnt a teleport spell and he just went invisible, they were pretty ticked. haha.

Also my team sneaked into the current reactor in glow city and after the mission suffered some really bad radiation sickness. One of my characters mutated (well he wanted to surge so i figured this would work) and another spent 3 weeks in a hospital and flatlined twice. The little girl mage didn't even get a headache. :P
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