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emo samurai
post May 18 2006, 06:07 PM
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How have you handled lovers for your characters? Were they other PC's, random NPC's that you met in a shadowrunner bar, joygirls/boys, or ally spirits?
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post May 18 2006, 06:09 PM
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Never had that happen with a character of mine, but it's something that I've always wondered about. No game I've played in has really dealt with that aspect. It might be interesting to explore - but ONLY if everyone's comfortable with it. Especially if it's with other PCs - some people might take an IC relationship the wrong way and transfer it to the real world, with uncomfortable results for both.
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post May 18 2006, 06:10 PM
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my main character has a wife (and kid). i play 'em.
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post May 18 2006, 06:42 PM
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IC romances with other PCs are rarely a good dea for the aforementioned reasons. It is very easy to take things the wrong way, especially if you're method roleplayers. Even IC romances between people who were originally in an OOC romance can cause problems. It is much easier to pull off over the internet due to the extra disconnection between players and characters that the medium provides.

NPCs are the second best choice to prevent things from getting wierd. Dead NPCs are the first.
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post May 18 2006, 07:37 PM
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My husband and I play in a gorup that includes one other married couple. The characters rarely interacted like that. Affairs with with NPC's. I think I gave him more grief IC than any other character.
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post May 18 2006, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE (hyzmarca)
NPCs are the second best choice to prevent things from getting wierd. Dead NPCs are the first.

Necrophilia?
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post May 18 2006, 07:47 PM
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I think we have a different definition of "weird."
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post May 18 2006, 07:52 PM
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"She'll always be there for me when I need her touch. Her cold, cold touch."
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post May 18 2006, 08:00 PM
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QUOTE (hyzmarca)
NPCs are the second best choice to prevent things from getting wierd. Dead NPCs are the first.

QUOTE (Guns n Roses)
I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I had to put her
Six feet under
And I can still hear her complain

I used to love her, but I had to kill her
She bitched so much
She drove me nuts
And now I'm happier this way

I used to love her, but I had to kill her
I knew I miss her
So I had to keep her
She's buried right in my back yard


Heh ... seems someone beat you to it. :grinbig:
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post May 18 2006, 08:06 PM
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QUOTE (emo samurai @ May 18 2006, 02:52 PM)
"She'll never complain, and she'll always be there for me when I need her touch. Her cold, cold touch."

"You know you have a great wife when she's been dead for five years and still can turn your crank."

(Points to whoever can identify the quote)

~J
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post May 18 2006, 08:17 PM
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Sexy Losers, Shiunji's dad.
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post May 18 2006, 08:19 PM
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Me? I've had one character go on a date with another PC. Everything else has been in stories I wrote.
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post May 18 2006, 08:19 PM
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It is comforting to look back at the troll porn thread suddenly.
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post May 18 2006, 08:26 PM
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Look back on it? You mean it's dead?
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post May 18 2006, 08:33 PM
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Sexy.

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post May 18 2006, 08:38 PM
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I've done some relationships with my players in my current campaign. Both original PC's ended up shacking up with what were at the time basically throwaway NPC's. It was all on their own initiative, and i only went along for the ride, really. One of these relationships is pretty much a mention-only at this point. the other provides a great deal more drama, though I've been trying to pull back from the relationship stuff on the whole (I've got a plot to finish).
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post May 18 2006, 09:42 PM
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Hehe.

Did I mention that said character is also currently in the middle of a campaign where she is being extracted by one former SO and chased by (among other) her college sweetheart?
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post May 19 2006, 01:55 AM
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One character in my last game (a bat shaman from Scotland) developed an interest in this one-shot NPC I threw into thier legwork, so I fleshed her out and started running her as one of his contacts. They eventually fell in love, there were some great (although somewhat cliche I suppose) "so what do you do for a living" scenes, etc. It actually turned into one of the more interesting parts of the campaign.

I've also had PC's develop relationships. It never really got "weird". Heck, one of them was a semi-secret (secret from the group) infatuation between two male characters, both played by two straight male players. No biggie. I definitely wouldn't recommend it for casual groups that don't know one another well though.
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post May 19 2006, 01:58 AM
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QUOTE (eidolon)
Heck, one of them was a semi-secret (secret from the group) infatuation between two male characters, both played by two straight male players.

"Coming soon - Brokeback Shadows!"

:P
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post May 19 2006, 02:15 AM
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QUOTE (emo samurai)
"She'll always be there for me when I need her touch. Her cold, cold touch."

Well, I was specificly refering to Terry Bogard syndrome. In every Fatal Fury movie Terry's love interest dies.

However, now that I think about it, grande zombies are far less complicated. :D
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post May 19 2006, 02:29 AM
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QUOTE (Daddy's Little Ninja)
My husband and I play in a gorup that includes one other married couple. The characters rarely interacted like that. Affairs with with NPC's. I think I gave him more grief IC than any other character.

I think you were working out interpersonal problems with him. Of ocurse it was in characters as you tend to be heavily cybered and he tended to avoid all cyber.
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post May 19 2006, 03:32 AM
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QUOTE (HMHVV Hunter)
QUOTE (eidolon @ May 18 2006, 09:55 PM)
Heck, one of them was a semi-secret (secret from the group) infatuation between two male characters, both played by two straight male players.

"Coming soon - Brokeback Shadows!"

:P

:D Fan-tastic!
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post May 19 2006, 03:45 AM
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Romantic relationships are a regular part of the game in our group. We don't delve into it: "So you're out on a date with your girl, and at the end of the evening, when things are about to get heavy, your fixer calls with a job that needs to be done 'now!'"

It's more something to discuss than to portray, I guess.

In my sordid past, I had SO's in my group. Never really turned into an in-game thing. Thankfully.
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post May 19 2006, 04:53 AM
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I understand that romantic/sexual stuff between PCs and NPCs can make things kinda weird, as illustrated here.

BTW, Emo: why are you asking about this? Are you planning on implementing IC romance in our campaign?
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post May 19 2006, 04:58 AM
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QUOTE (FanGirl @ May 19 2006, 12:53 AM)
I understand that romantic/sexual stuff between PCs and NPCs can make things kinda weird, as illustrated here.

BTW, Emo: why are you asking about this?  Are you planning on implementing IC romance in our campaign?

Hahaha

Yeah, I admit that WOULD be a bit awkward for me to have a male GM roleplaying my character's love interest.

As for the whole males-playing-females thing: that reminds me of something I saw on the shadowrun quotefile once:

WHY I HATE MALES PLAYING FEMALES.
Take 1:
Male PC playing a female character: "I dodge like a girl, you know in a feminine sort of way, making myself look helpless..."
Everyone else: "Huh???"
GM: "Okay... roll your combat pool, TN 6. There's a +2 for "acting femine". If you aren't going to dodge like your life depended on it suck the penalties!"
PC: "What?!"
(Argument follows)

Take 2:
GM: "The facility is on full alert, the sec guard in front of the entrance has a shotgun and he looks nervous..."
Male playing female PC: "I step out of concealment, unarmed and start walking towards him."
GM (as sec guard, levels shotgun):"Halt!"
M/F PC: "I start doing a striptease."
GM: "Top or bottom first?"
M/F PC (with a big grin): "Bottom!"
GM: "He fires."
M/F PC: "What?! I leap to the side!"
GM: "You try to leap out of the shotgun blast forgetting about your pants around your ankles; sending you crashing to the ground..."
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