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stevebugge
post May 9 2006, 07:45 PM
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So I was flipping through the Shadows of North America the other night and stopped and re-read the section on the Anglo Reservations, and particularly started thinking about where it talks about how they are governed and some odd ball societal structures that developed. SO here is a thread devoted to creating wacky govermental/societal structures to populate your Anglo-Reservations. Have Fun!

To get things started:

The Mulletocracy: The reservation is dominated by those with the biggest/best Mullets.
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post May 9 2006, 08:09 PM
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The Gold Mine - Controlled by Stewart Mining Operations, this reservation came into existence due to large donations of gold to Ute political leaders and various tribes. Politically, it is controlled by the company shareholders - of which only a handful reside inside the reservation and see to the day to day affairs of the citizens. The judical system is based upon Christian religious text, and the assigned pastor serves as judge - there is no jury system. The company hires many amerindians to shore up its pool of workers, which helped ease tensions with locals - despite the occasion anti-Anglo protest. However, since the PCC takeover, the mine reservation has had to fight off Karachi takeover attempts and resorted to blackmail to keep their reservation status. Due to PCC regulations, they must increase their Anglo population by two-fold, which has brought in pinkskins from the SS-Council and Cascade Mountains looking for work. Rumors of more than just gold treasure laying deep inside the mines has brought spies and claim jumpers, as well.
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post May 10 2006, 03:28 AM
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How about a "live in the past" kind of Leave It To Beaver/Pleasantville artificial wholesome Fifties throwback paradise environment?

A medieval rennaisance fair that never ends?

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post May 10 2006, 04:17 AM
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Danutopia: Founded by a firey and violent Irish-American Ex-Catholic mother-of-five who decided to return to her Celtic roots at create her vision perfect government at the same time, Danutopia is a matrocracy ruled absolutely by a powerful group of Great Mother shamans.

While ostensibly a republic the laws of the community prohibit anyone who has not given birth from holding office, disenfranchising men unless they are willing and able to undergo some surgical alterations. Some have, of course, and several genetic males have seats on the community's legislative body.

The requirements for executive office are even stricter. Only magically active mothers who are members of the community's official initiatory group may hold executive office. The group is based around the paradigm of the Great Mother, making it difficult for those who do not follow her to gain entry. This, combined with the groups function as the community's only legitimate policlub, practically ensures that only multi-initiate Great Mother shamans can hold executive office. While it is theoretically possible for male magicians with surgical alteration to achieve high executive office the magic loss caused by the surgery combined with prejudices within the group make this rather difficult and it has not yet been done successfully.
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post May 10 2006, 07:44 AM
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QUOTE (Dog @ May 9 2006, 09:28 PM)
How about a "live in the past" kind of Leave It To Beaver/Pleasantville artificial wholesome Fifties throwback paradise environment?

A medieval rennaisance fair that never ends?

How about a reservation that's treated with the same contempt for infrastructure, support and respect for existence as the white man treated the Indians'?

Wouldn't that be fun?
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post May 10 2006, 10:06 AM
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What does quoting me have to do with that?
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post May 10 2006, 03:49 PM
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QUOTE (SL James)
QUOTE (Dog @ May 9 2006, 09:28 PM)
How about a "live in the past" kind of Leave It To Beaver/Pleasantville artificial wholesome Fifties throwback paradise environment?

A medieval rennaisance fair that never ends?

How about a reservation that's treated with the same contempt for infrastructure, support and respect for existence as the white man treated the Indians'?

Wouldn't that be fun?

That would be exactly what's described in the book. It certainly could be fun in someone's game, but that wasn't the point of this thread. Using the reservations to host bizzare social experiments to throw at your players was.
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post May 10 2006, 05:53 PM
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Open cassinos. Have the indians come in to see the quaint caucasian dance rituals at an authentically reproduced Disco.
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post May 10 2006, 06:09 PM
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QUOTE (Daddy's Little Ninja)
Open cassinos. Have the indians come in to see the quaint caucasian dance rituals at an authentically reproduced Disco.

This could be turned in to a 1970's themed absurdist run extrodinaire! Discos, Antique Video Arcades, Bell Bottoms etc. Of course it could all be a front to cover something else.......
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post May 10 2006, 09:10 PM
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Not humoristic, but I could see some neo-luddite, religious/secular anarchist commune.
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That could be quite a curveball to throw at smuggling crew.

"you're off course and need to set down for a few repairs after that border dust up with the Sioux Customs T-Birds. You spot a quiet looking settlement up ahead, doesn't seem to be much traffic either physical or EM coming from it. They have a nice white wooden church with a steeple, reminds you of something from a sim"

Of course you land, the locals are torn between their distrust of machines and their religious obligation to treat people hospitably. Oh and of course they don't have any spare parts around, or electricity, or matrix connections, but on the other hand they don't let the Sioux Customs agents in to town either.
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post May 12 2006, 01:23 AM
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Just make the whole reservation Amish. Heh. :D
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post May 12 2006, 01:54 AM
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An eerily silent town. A child disappears, and strange happenings and shadowy, misshapen forms stalk the shadows.

-Or-

It seems to be a quiet, small town, but everyone is afraid of clowns... They catch a glimpse of a clown, now and then, sometimes it seems like an hallucination, and it takes some time to notice the sharp, needle-like teeth...
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post May 12 2006, 02:05 AM
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Dr. Giggles is the local doc, and your team just got shot up pretty badly redballing it through the Ute.
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post May 12 2006, 02:15 AM
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you could have a small reservation that's a stopover on a smuggling route, run by two rival families--the Rojos, and a yakuza clan run by a man named Seibei. pressure between the two groups of mobsters threatens to spill into open violence at any time.
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post May 12 2006, 02:22 AM
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And the runners, of course, can hire their skills out to both sides then kill off both families just because it is the honorable thing to do before moving on.
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post May 12 2006, 02:45 AM
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QUOTE (Prospero)
Just make the whole reservation Amish. Heh. :D

Yeah but those Fairlight Excalibur decks made of wood are just not as fast as the Japanese ones.
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post May 12 2006, 02:51 AM
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A town that (until the runners discover it) has been a secret retirement home for the ultra-class. Every resident is a former president, movie star, or corp CEO.

"Springfield," on the surface, looks like a sleepy middle-class suburb. It is really a front for a ruthless terrorist and arms dealing organization, led by an incompetent tactician who once was a used car salesman and hires ninjas, rich Europeans and Australian bikers as advisors.

The circus came to town... and never left... and took over.

Old people are considered useless and are sent to the slaughter when they turn age 40... or 30... or 20....

What about non-"anglo" reserves? There might be enough back-to-the-land African folks who want to set up shop, or a slice of authentic Thailand somewhere in the middle of Saskatchewan.

Who's seen "The Village?"

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post May 12 2006, 03:02 AM
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The team hacker learns of a mythical city that some of the greatest software designers have supposedly built amongst the NAN reservations. It's called the Logocracy (lō-gŏk're-sē), and the rumors claim that they have the most advanced programs and hardware ever developed. The fact that they've all linked their minds to a logic analyzer and developed a near perfect hive mind isn't mentioned.
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post May 12 2006, 03:07 AM
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Who would sooner rip out their eyeballs with their fingers? This guy.

Oh, even better. Since the law in the Rez is varied, at best, for some of the more "faithful" ones to the UCAS, where the lawman is the resident agent of an FBI field office in Seattle or Denver, and instead of enforcing the law he runs the city as a fiefdom in conjunction with other crooked Feds and BNP agents across the NAN, using the reservations as black sites for smuggling and the production of illegal products/substances.

*props to mfb for that one*
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post May 12 2006, 03:08 AM
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you want to go right off the deep end, who says the inhabitants of this little town not on any map are even terestrial?



Mars needs women?
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post May 12 2006, 03:10 AM
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QUOTE (Kanada Ten)
The team hacker learns of a mythical city that some of the greatest software designers have supposedly built amongst the NAN reservations.  It's called the Logocracy (lō-gŏk're-sē), and the rumors claim that they have the most advanced programs and hardware ever developed.  The fact that they've all linked their minds to a logic analyzer and developed a near perfect hive mind isn't mentioned.

There's a group like that mentioned in Loose Alliances: Zabotnikists. They're mentions of them in Yakut, Omsk and Angola.

No reason for them not to be in the NAN, too.

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you want to go right off the deep end, who says the inhabitants of this little town not on any map are even terestrial?

You mean the pointy-teeth clowns someone mentioned earlier aren't the Killer Klowns from Outer Space? (BTW, that is a highly-underrated movie. But no boobies. :( )
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post May 12 2006, 03:16 AM
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QUOTE (hyzmarca)
And the runners, of course, can hire their skills out to both sides then kill off both families just because it is the lucrative thing to do before moving on.

fixed!
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post May 12 2006, 10:12 AM
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QUOTE (mfb)
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And the runners, of course, can hire their skills out to both sides then kill off both families just because it is the lucrative thing to do before moving on.

fixed!

Just make sure they switch to beer, before they get sloppy.
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post May 13 2006, 03:26 PM
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emo samurai Land

Every escaped mystical real ultimate ninja, insanely powerful chaos mage, vat-grown retired Red Samurai on the run, and ultra-elf-shaman with maxed out Charisma and Willpower descended from nobility that ever lived has congregated here. They formed when they wiped out the lasts colony of smugglers, drug dealers, petty gangsters, and street-level runners for not being 1337 enough. No nation dares challenge their sovereignty, and anyone entering must succeed against one of their residents in a duel to the filled-Stun-track.

You can also buy power armor here.
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