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post Jul 23 2010, 03:44 PM
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What are the STRANGEST 'Runs your groups have been asked to do?

Mine would have to be when the group was hired to Extract Goofy from DisneyLand.

Well, it was a very specific Goofy, actually. The guy in the costume was actually a robotics expert on his "Day Off" enjoying time with the kids.

It was during this 'Run that the group found out that "The House of Mouse" has it's own SWAT Team and a whole *LOT* of Magicians. (Low powered ones, but even a low-powered magician can summon Watcher Spirits!).

Then the front yard of their safehouse attacked them.
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post Jul 23 2010, 03:52 PM
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My team was asked to do a botched jewelry store robbery where we would put down (but not out) a latent Mystic Adept who believed he was a superhero. The Johnson was fairly transparently Horizon after we did the scan, and she said we could actually hit the store as a bonus.

We had a newbie team of players who didn't understand the overpowered wonder of Stick 'n Shock, so we set up a flash mob of folks 'protesting blood diamonds', sleep-gassed the store, cleaned the jewelry out and got accosted by the hero just outside. That's when the LEBD-1 loaded up with SnS opened up, and we vanished like a puff of patchouli smoke.
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post Jul 23 2010, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE (Doc Chase @ Jul 23 2010, 12:52 PM) *
My team was asked to do a botched jewelry store robbery where we would put down (but not out) a latent Mystic Adept who believed he was a superhero. The Johnson was fairly transparently Horizon after we did the scan, and she said we could actually hit the store as a bonus.

We had a newbie team of players who didn't understand the overpowered wonder of Stick 'n Shock, so we set up a flash mob of folks 'protesting blood diamonds', sleep-gassed the store, cleaned the jewelry out and got accosted by the hero just outside. That's when the LEBD-1 loaded up with SnS opened up, and we vanished like a puff of patchouli smoke.


You forgot how we hired a bunch of dwarves and orks to tunnel under the store from the Ork underground, sir.
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post Jul 23 2010, 03:55 PM
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QUOTE (AStarshipforAnts @ Jul 23 2010, 03:54 PM) *
You forgot how we hired a bunch of dwarves and orks to tunnel under the store from the Ork underground, sir.


Didn't we do that to get the sleep agent in place? I recall taking you and the Pornomancer in under the guise of jewelry shoppers where our 'darling child' fell asleep and set up a backdoor to kill the security while we looked over necklaces.
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post Jul 23 2010, 03:56 PM
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I have images of Rigger controlled Disney animatronic monsters chasing covert operatives around the disneyworld grounds…
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post Jul 23 2010, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE (Synner667 @ Jul 23 2010, 10:56 AM) *
I have images of Rigger controlled Disney animatronic monsters chasing covert operatives around the disneyworld grounds…

Damn... Wish I had thought of that.
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post Jul 23 2010, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (Synner667 @ Jul 23 2010, 03:56 PM) *
I have images of Rigger controlled Disney animatronic monsters chasing covert operatives around the disneyworld grounds…


While singing. Nothing like a giant animatronic Ursula the Sea Witch with a pair of HMG's singing 'Poor Unfortunate Souls' while opening up on a group of runners.
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post Jul 23 2010, 04:13 PM
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QUOTE (Doc Chase @ Jul 23 2010, 12:55 PM) *
Didn't we do that to get the sleep agent in place? I recall taking you and the Pornomancer in under the guise of jewelry shoppers where our 'darling child' fell asleep and set up a backdoor to kill the security while we looked over necklaces.

That must have been it.

Also, making note of the Disney animatrons. My players will never see it coming.
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post Jul 23 2010, 04:20 PM
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"The Couch" and "The Best Christmas Ever" are two of my favorites.

Normally when a teammate comes to us and says, "Hey guys can you help me with a dead hooker?" we can just point to the nearest organ legger street doc or neighborhood ghouls. We don't expect to spend a week tracking down through the streets the idiots who accessorized the couch our team troll physad was trying to move up the barrens apartment building with the broken elevator for the octogenarian lady on the top floor. We did think the "Good Deed" of moving the couch was too easy... there's always a catch.

Twas the christmas before the team was going to pay a visit to Deus in the Renraku Arcology.... and the team blew all the nuyen we couldn't spend on things to bring into the arcology with us on a party for all the contacts and friends we had and any disadvantaged neighbors kids. Almost half a million nuyen. Then some drive by gangers showed up to party. That's when the fireworks went off.
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post Jul 23 2010, 04:24 PM
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QUOTE (DireRadiant @ Jul 23 2010, 04:20 PM) *
"The Couch" and "The Best Christmas Ever" are two of my favorites.

Normally when a teammate comes to us and says, "Hey guys can you help me with a dead hooker?" we can just point to the nearest organ legger street doc or neighborhood ghouls. We don't expect to spend a week tracking down through the streets the idiots who accessorized the couch our team troll physad was trying to move up the barrens apartment building with the broken elevator for the octogenarian lady on the top floor. We did think the "Good Deed" of moving the couch was too easy... there's always a catch.


Wait, what?
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post Jul 23 2010, 04:26 PM
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QUOTE (Johnny B. Good @ Jul 23 2010, 10:24 AM) *
Wait, what?


Run on sentences are good. The couch the troll was delivering had a dead hooker in it. He got upset.
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post Jul 23 2010, 04:28 PM
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Why? Normally you have to pay extra for that.
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post Jul 23 2010, 04:29 PM
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QUOTE (DireRadiant @ Jul 23 2010, 04:26 PM) *
Run on sentences are good. The couch the troll was delivering had a dead hooker in it. He got upset.


I can only imagine his face when he realized there was something under his 300kg girth when he sat down.
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post Jul 23 2010, 04:30 PM
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Old ladies need dead hookers, too!
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post Jul 23 2010, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE (Johnny B. Good @ Jul 23 2010, 10:29 AM) *
I can only imagine his face when he realized there was something under his 300kg girth when he sat down.


Oh he didn't care about that. He was upset because he realized the old lady upstairs would not have liked the couch.
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post Jul 23 2010, 05:48 PM
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I once sent a team to kidnap a witness to a crime. The team had to hit the armored car to get the witness mid-transit. Once they eventually got through security they found that the witness was a chimpanzee; a chimp that had been a test subject for early Cerebral Booster technology as well as some ware that allowed it to speak.

Not only did they kidnap the chimp, but they had to keep it safe for about 48 hours before the exhange.

Since some of the players are the same, every four or five years the chimp will make a cameo; to which I get a mixture of groans and cheers.
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post Jul 23 2010, 06:18 PM
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After noticing a particular teams lack of subtety I had a Johnson send them into a facility to retrieve his coat that he left there. Since he didn't give them a description of it they stole every coat they could fine after making a mess of the place. When the Johnson didn't seem to care about all the coats they grabbed, they realized that they weren't actually hired to get a coat.

The same Johnson later hired them again to go into a restaurant to retrieve his hat. One of the players wasn't there for the other run and was desperately trying to find a hat, while the other runners were merrily filling the place full of much lead and explosives as they could.
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post Jul 23 2010, 06:20 PM
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hi hi

Some guy's fiance hired us to kill a tree that belonged to said guy.
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post Jul 23 2010, 06:26 PM
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I once had a johnson hire a team to pick up and deliver...the Johnson's lunch, a very good deli sandwich (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Jul 23 2010, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE (CanRay @ Jul 23 2010, 10:44 AM) *
It was during this 'Run that the group found out that "The House of Mouse" has it's own SWAT Team and a whole *LOT* of Magicians. (Low powered ones, but even a low-powered magician can summon Watcher Spirits!).
The team should have seen the latter coming. It's the Magic Kingdom, after all.
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post Jul 23 2010, 07:14 PM
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One of the best games I ran involved one of the PC's (Vic the Cabbie) having his Mafia Connection call him up and pull in every favour owed in order to...

Steal a cow.
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post Jul 23 2010, 07:31 PM
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500 lbs of pure, raw beef? I can see that.
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post Jul 23 2010, 07:38 PM
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QUOTE (BobChuck @ Jul 23 2010, 02:31 PM) *
500 lbs of pure, raw beef? I can see that.

Yeah, it was a bit more than that.

It was a very difficult run, due to the cow transmitting "I'M BEING STOLEN!!!" across Snohomish, the fact that the cow was novacoked up to the eyeballs, and a few other factoids.

It was actually a Biocow that the Mafia was experimenting with to try and smuggle the raw ingredients of Novacoke at the start (To get through Customs), and have the finished product coming out the udders at the end.
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post Jul 23 2010, 07:39 PM
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IIRC that cow was a novacoke factory. I recall the thread.

I'm really wanting to send my my PCs after Dragon seamen. Thats one odd run more so it is has to be for X age Y type dragon. Yeah I'll pull that if my PCs need a cow droped much more fun and if they can get a dragonss seamen then well they desever to avoid the cow. The negative is they are no the dragon spunk guys. Nice rep there.
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post Jul 23 2010, 07:46 PM
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I think ours was to extract a guy who "had some info" out of some Archology complex (name, location, and building* all made up by the GM).

Target never left the secure locations of the archology, especially recently.
Target was highly paranoid.
Target could not be harmed, mentally or physically (eg. can't show up, drop a bag over his head, knock him unconscious, and carry him out).
Target had to be delivered to a drop point in Seattle (Target was in New York)**

The group spent over half the reward money hiring a coven of mages to implant a suggestion into the guy's head that he wanted to visit the Archology mall's Hat and Mask shop, where we "traded" him for one of the group via impromptu disguise and control emotions (made the target like the face-ish mage). Later when the safehouse was hit the mage said, "Run, they're after us!" playing off the guy's paranoia. We handily beat up the swat team, recovered the target (I forget how this worked, exactly, just that the "run, they're coming for you" was well used), and flew him to Seattle.

When the GM "wrote" this little side mission he had no idea how it would be possible to extract the guy.

*Was a cool building though: all glass and it had arcs of lighning tracing across the surface.
**The point, for us as players, was to get a job that would--as cheaply as possible--get us from Miami to Seattle. We called in a favor to get to NY, then this job offered to pay the flight costs to Seattle.
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