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Touch
post Dec 6 2010, 03:46 AM
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I’m recruiting for a pbp game. I’m looking for runners in a long term undercover operation. Characters should be willing to devote the next 3-4 years to the operation.

Characters shouldn’t have an excess of obvious cyberware. At the start of the game you will be a normal fresh runner maybe some experience but no real street cred. Characters will be made with 450 BP. The normal caps on abilities or skills is removed however you will have to buy the exceptional attribute or aptitude for the appropriate stat. There is no cap on positive or negative qualities (within reason) in addition you will be going undercover so I won’t allow certain qualities that will cease to have an effect on characters once they go undercover. You can spend up to 15 BP on Nuyen but remember at one point you will have to relinquish certain items especially illegal items.

If you are interested in playing let me know and post a quick character summary and if I think it would be good for the game I will ask for some more info and see how it goes from there. If there are any questions just ask.
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Thanee
post Dec 6 2010, 01:39 PM
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I wonder what the chances are, that someone will submit a non-awakened, non-technomancer char. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

Those 15 BP on resources are severely limiting for those kind of chars, while the Mages, Adepts and Technomancers are hardly limited at all.

Maybe you should rethink that part, Touch?

Or give a more clear picture of what kind of characters you are looking for (sounds a bit like "mundane skill monkeys" would be what you are aiming for).

Just a thought. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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post Dec 6 2010, 02:25 PM
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QUOTE (Thanee @ Dec 6 2010, 09:39 AM) *
I wonder what the chances are, that someone will submit a non-awakened, non-technomancer char. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)


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QUOTE (Thanee @ Dec 6 2010, 09:39 AM) *
Those 15 BP on resources are severely limiting for those kind of chars, while the Mages, Adepts and Technomancers are hardly limited at all.


I missed that part on my first read through of the game-pitch. After you pointed it out, though, my interpretation is basically the same as yours. Limiting the characters to 30% of standard gear means they can't afford decent cyber/bioware/commlinks/drones/etc - so there will be a strong instinct will be to play a mage/adept/technomancer and make up for the lack of proper equipment with mojo.

That said, I think I have a fun (but not optimal) idea for a character that I'm going to try to put together a pitch for today. He'd probably be twice as effective if I made him an adept, but you could say that about just about any character, if augmentations are not an option.

I think you're right about the skill-monkey thing, too. From the line about having to relinquish some gear when the PCs go undercover, I imagine that Touch is trying to save us from wasting BP on gear that will just get taken away. I have no idea if the intention was to favor awakened/TM characters or not, but I think he's probably looking for characters that can function without any particular gear (so no gunbunnies who only fire sniper rifles from the hip, or street-sams with (F)orbidden augmentations, etc). The characters are going undercover, so their gear needs to be relatively mundane (or new gear will need to be picked up on the job) and they're going to need to be able to walk through a cyberscanner every day without the thing going nuts.

It just so happens that unless being awakened would raise some eyebrows, an awakened characters is actually pretty awesome at being effective without a lot of gear. TMs are even harder to detect.
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- Touch   Recruiting for a pbp game   Dec 6 2010, 03:46 AM
- - J. Packer   I'll throw my hat in the ring. I'm in the...   Dec 6 2010, 01:11 PM
- - Aria   Sounds interesting! I have a variety of adepts...   Dec 6 2010, 01:27 PM
- - Thanee   I wonder what the chances are, that someone will s...   Dec 6 2010, 01:39 PM
|- - BlackHat   QUOTE (Thanee @ Dec 6 2010, 09:39 AM) I w...   Dec 6 2010, 02:25 PM
|- - Doc Chase   QUOTE (Thanee @ Dec 6 2010, 02:39 PM) I w...   Dec 6 2010, 02:48 PM
- - Isinghar   Sounds interesting. Would like to sign up: PhysA...   Dec 6 2010, 02:35 PM
- - SleepIncarnate   I'll throw my hat in the ring with a TM, I...   Dec 6 2010, 03:11 PM
- - Doc Chase   Oh yes, that would be a good thing to have.   Dec 6 2010, 03:34 PM
- - Karoline   I'd be interested as well. Thanee and Aria ha...   Dec 6 2010, 03:42 PM
|- - SleepIncarnate   QUOTE (Karoline @ Dec 6 2010, 09:42 AM) I...   Dec 6 2010, 03:58 PM
|- - Touch   QUOTE (SleepIncarnate @ Dec 6 2010, 08:58...   Dec 7 2010, 08:22 AM
|- - SleepIncarnate   QUOTE (Touch @ Dec 7 2010, 02:22 AM) Just...   Dec 7 2010, 01:22 PM
- - BlackHat   QUOTE (Touch @ Dec 5 2010, 11:46 PM) The ...   Dec 6 2010, 04:42 PM
- - SleepIncarnate   Another question I just thought of.... if we'r...   Dec 6 2010, 07:30 PM
|- - Touch   QUOTE (SleepIncarnate @ Dec 6 2010, 12:30...   Dec 7 2010, 08:24 AM
- - BlackHat   I've got a description of my idea put together...   Dec 6 2010, 07:51 PM
|- - Touch   QUOTE (BlackHat @ Dec 6 2010, 12:51 PM) I...   Dec 7 2010, 08:27 AM
- - SleepIncarnate   I'm not asking for specifics, but a general id...   Dec 6 2010, 08:42 PM
- - Takino   I'll happily come up with something. Something...   Dec 7 2010, 02:05 AM
- - J. Packer   No lie, now I'm tempted to take the challenge ...   Dec 7 2010, 03:58 AM
- - Takino   .. perhaps I could create a character with an unhe...   Dec 7 2010, 04:08 AM
- - SleepIncarnate   Edited: Just the one character Pygmalia: When fir...   Dec 7 2010, 04:37 AM
- - Touch   Alright first off I want to say sorry for not bein...   Dec 7 2010, 08:19 AM
|- - BlackHat   QUOTE (Touch @ Dec 7 2010, 03:19 AM) I al...   Dec 7 2010, 02:25 PM
- - Saint Sithney   Here's my try at a mundane with no restricted ...   Dec 7 2010, 01:24 PM
|- - Touch   QUOTE (Saint Sithney @ Dec 7 2010, 06:24 ...   Dec 9 2010, 07:08 AM
- - sabs   When you say no obvious cyberware.. what about Obv...   Dec 7 2010, 03:44 PM
|- - BlackHat   QUOTE (sabs @ Dec 7 2010, 10:44 AM) When ...   Dec 7 2010, 03:53 PM
|- - Karoline   QUOTE (sabs @ Dec 7 2010, 10:44 AM) When ...   Dec 7 2010, 03:59 PM
- - BlackHat   Okay, two ideas (both mundane, for fun, although a...   Dec 7 2010, 05:03 PM
|- - Touch   QUOTE (BlackHat @ Dec 7 2010, 10:03 AM) O...   Dec 9 2010, 07:21 AM
|- - BlackHat   QUOTE (Touch @ Dec 9 2010, 02:21 AM) I li...   Dec 9 2010, 02:42 PM
- - Isinghar   “Stone” – Austin Rivers Description: Stone is a ...   Dec 7 2010, 05:50 PM
|- - Touch   QUOTE (Isinghar @ Dec 7 2010, 10:50 AM) “...   Dec 9 2010, 07:28 AM
|- - Isinghar   QUOTE (Touch @ Dec 9 2010, 01:28 AM) I li...   Dec 9 2010, 04:04 PM
- - J. Packer   I, too, came up with two options. One, the street ...   Dec 7 2010, 08:08 PM
|- - Touch   QUOTE (J. Packer @ Dec 7 2010, 01:08 PM) ...   Dec 9 2010, 07:32 AM
|- - J. Packer   QUOTE (Touch @ Dec 9 2010, 12:32 AM) I li...   Dec 9 2010, 03:11 PM
- - Takino   I've got some workable concepts I think, hamme...   Dec 8 2010, 04:56 AM
- - pbangarth   MacGeezer They took his shop. They took his neig...   Dec 8 2010, 06:45 AM
|- - Touch   QUOTE (pbangarth @ Dec 7 2010, 11:45 PM) ...   Dec 9 2010, 07:35 AM
|- - pbangarth   QUOTE (Touch @ Dec 9 2010, 02:35 AM) I lo...   Dec 9 2010, 04:12 PM
- - Takino   QUOTE Veerle Female Human 1.64 M / 55 kg BOD 5 ...   Dec 8 2010, 07:17 AM
- - Takino   Veerle If looks could kill... That is very litera...   Dec 8 2010, 07:37 AM
|- - Touch   QUOTE (Takino @ Dec 8 2010, 12:37 AM) Vee...   Dec 9 2010, 07:36 AM
- - Aria   Swift, once part of the Wolf Pack, she is a geneti...   Dec 8 2010, 09:10 AM
|- - Touch   QUOTE (Aria @ Dec 8 2010, 02:10 AM) Swift...   Dec 9 2010, 07:38 AM
- - Takino   This certainly is looking to be an... interesting ...   Dec 9 2010, 07:10 AM
- - Touch   Alright so the players that I am currently conside...   Dec 9 2010, 08:07 AM
- - Takino   Awesome, I'll get right to that! *edit* H...   Dec 9 2010, 08:16 AM
- - Takino   Done and done. Veerle is becoming more fleshed-out...   Dec 9 2010, 09:38 AM
- - Aria   Here's Swift (Work in Progress - still got nu...   Dec 9 2010, 01:49 PM
- - Touch   I'm sorry to do this, but I've been thinki...   Dec 10 2010, 07:19 AM
|- - J. Packer   QUOTE (Touch @ Dec 10 2010, 12:19 AM) I...   Dec 16 2010, 08:22 PM
- - Takino   Don't be too hard on yourself. Can't serve...   Dec 11 2010, 04:09 AM
- - BlackHat   Yeah, I thought 7 was a bit large, but I figured y...   Dec 13 2010, 06:45 PM
- - SinN   Like ive said before man, spread yourself too thin...   Dec 16 2010, 08:20 PM
- - Touch   Alright this is it I put a lot of thought into who...   Dec 17 2010, 08:18 AM
|- - BlackHat   QUOTE (Touch @ Dec 17 2010, 03:18 AM) So ...   Dec 17 2010, 11:12 PM
- - SinN   Hey can you send me those questions? Id like to fi...   Dec 18 2010, 12:19 AM
- - Saint Sithney   Hit me with a PM when the business is starting.   Dec 21 2010, 02:26 AM
- - Takino   Awesome, I'll be standing by.   Dec 21 2010, 06:53 AM


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