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ShadowDragon8685
This occured to me while I was reading the Phantasm / Trid Phantasm rules in the SR4 book, but I imagine it works just as well in SR3.

First off, and this is the part for a Decker or a Face, you have to convince the target that someone (else) is going to assassinate him, and that they're not worried about being covert. Convince him that they have an attack helicoptor on the way to whatever building he's in, and they're going to eliminate him.

Secondly, convince him that someone (his own corp, Lone Star, whatever), has already gotten wind of the plot, and that they have a chopper on their way to extract him the hell out of Dodge. (This is also a good plan if you can arrange your own chopper, because nobody in a hurry looks at the driver.)

So he runs up on the roof, to the chopper that's waiting for him. As he gets there, of course, a "missile" hits the side of his building, in the place where he usually was - that should convince him to run for the chopper. Before he reaches it, a hailstorm of bullets forces his ride to lift, and now he's panicing as he's dancing from the bullets hitting all around him as the choppers duel in the air. The friendly chopper should shake off the "assassins" long enough to hover just off the side of the building - hopefully by now he's in a full-fledged corporate "violence? Against me?!" panic mode, and will dash for the figment helicoptor without a second thought... And plummit to his death. smile.gif

From the perspective of anyone else watching (since hopefully you're not actually using trid phantasm, but fantasm), it looks like this guy ran out of his office to the roof, begins suffering what is apparently some kind of siezure or drug-induced episode, and leaps to his death.

Okay, it's overcomplicated and silly, but it would be hilarious for the orcheastrator.
Tattered~Seraphim
Lol, that's good! Complicated but amusing.
A very amusing, but dangerous way to eliminate a team of Tir Ghosts (and my character really did this with her SR team's help):

Follow the team of Ghosts to be eliminated about, spying in on the team leader's commlink, getting as much possible info about the team as possible.
Remember the way that should the Tir Peaceforce (?) site be hacked, a team within the city that it was hacked in will be disatched to eliminate said hacker. Also remember that there are only a limited number of teams in a city to go deal with the problem. Putting two and two together, know that the team of Ghosts that are one's target will be the one s to go deal with a hacker should the site be hacked.
Send in one's team's main hacker/rigger to hack the Tir Matrix, steal some data, and get traced. Set up ambush in a tatty old apartment in the outskirts of the city, with the rigger/ hacker in the bedroom, with a team-member watching the apartment entrance, which has a door at each end (perfect for making the Ghosts have to go single file and not have immediate access to the apartment proper). Said team-member has a little old fashioned pulley to let the drone, which is rigged with a couple of paint bombs, go off. Reason for this as one knows that the Ghosts will come in in stealth suits. A few more team members are hidden around the room, such as behind the sofa and in the bathroom.
Oneself stands to side of doorway, in stealth suit, out of range of the paintbombs when they go off, ready to attack the Ghosts the moment they come in and get splatted by the paintbombs.

Result: Team of four or five Ghosts are splatted with paint and cut down before they can even fire off a single bullet- all they did was open the door. One goes and delivers message of "Fuck Off!" to the remaining, non-field ops Ghost who didn't go out (Julia Stiles in the Jason Bourne movies type character), in a very stylish manner. Job done.


The reason why my team had to go deal with a team of Ghosts was because my character is a young ex-Ghost who was sent on a suicide mission- 'she was expendable'. But she survived, and knew that she'd been set up, so she leaves and becomes a SR in Seattle. After finding out about some of the jobs she's done, the Tir decide that she's got some useful info so want her back. If she doesn't go back, her teammates will die. She decides that this isn't on, so after initially 'agreeing' to return, follows the Ghost that made contact with her and formulates the plan on how to get rid of the team sent after her. It was a very fine run, with careful planning, and very very quick execution of the assassination. ^_______^
nick012000
The problem with that plan is that you're expecting them to come in through the door. They'd probably blow a hole in a wall, and come in through that, or rappel onto balconies or through windows.
Ophis
Back in the day (like ten years ago) I character on mine called Coldfish took a job offing the board of a corporation, not a AAA mega by the way just a big national level one...

I was acting as fixer to the rest of the team and deicded that if this was going to work we needed to make them look like accidents... As the hits went on they got less "subtle".

1) Send the team Rat Shamen, Rico, into a targets house while I had him Imp Invisable. He hid out in the guys bathroom and when the guy took a bath had a great form water spirit accident the guy so he slipped, hit his head and drown.

2) Hire a bunch of Gogangers to mob the next victims car. Have one throw a grenade under it. Then get a Fire elemental on remote service to manifest in the fuel tank. BOOM!. Thank you Denver sourcebox.

3) I wait near targets house. Wait till I see his chopper take off, then call Rico, who is sat somewhere on the heli's flight path. He summons a spirit of Storm and accidents the coptor until it crashes into rush hour traffic.

Okay at this point the board where starting to notice...

4) I wait invisible near the victims house and have an earth elemental engulf and drag her into her gravel and dirt drive, much to the shock of her guards.

5) The team rigger, who was an idiot btw, got sent on this one. Target dining out in posh restaurent. Wait till he leaves and drive his steel lynx with (in SR2 as far as we could tell allowed) auto cannon up and waste the sucker and his companion. Companion survived, due to UBER bullet barrier, which was good seeing as he was our johnson.

At this point the ref stopped running, shame really I was planning on a plane/helicopter crash into the next board meeting...

Most of these where plotted by me and Rico's player (a sneaky bastard). Rico later plotted to kill a badguy using explosives and a broken down petrol tanker along his route to work, this was vetoed by teammates with morals.
ShadowDragon8685
If you can get this one to work out, it'll be hilarious.

Problem is that it'll need either a decker-rigger to work, or a decker and a rigger working together.


Step 1 is simple enough. Hack the target's household network. (As described in the Sprawl Survival Guide.)

Step 2 is where the fun starts. Get one of his household drones to sneak into his bathroom with an appliance (like his Mr. Coffee) that's plugged into an extension cord or something, while he's in the shower.

That's where you need a rigger, because his household cleaning deone probably isen't made outright for stealth. But between it's "unobtrusive design" nature and the rigger rigging it, you should hack it.

Step 3 is to heave the Mr. Coffee and watch the fireworks (if you're a sick bastard. If you're not, you jack out and GTFOoD.)
emo samurai
If you use a hair dryer or something, it'll look like more of an accident.
Foreigner
I think that this was in a piece of SR fiction (I don't recall whether it was one of the books or an online story; it might've been one of Shapcano's "Owen Glendower" pieces), but what about a Metahuman body?

IIRC, the main character--who had just taken out a bunch of go-gangers singlehandedly in a rooftop scuffle--carried the unconscious/dead body of one of them--an Ork or Troll--over to the edge of the building's roof, and dropped him/it onto a member of the aforementioned gang who'd managed to escape by fleeing down the stairs.

Just after the guy stepped out onto the street, the protagonist dropped the body and, since the body was much bigger than the victim (a Human or Elf), said victim went squish--especially since the building in question was at least three stories high.

--Foreigner
nezumi
Hmm... how about this.

The mage finds the target and casts 'control actions' on him. The mage marches the guy up to the roof, yell out 'goodbye world' and jump off. A lot less complicated then the whole helicopters thing and just as much astral residue.

Or how about you break into his house, steal his medications and simply double or quadruple the dose per pill, then replace said medications.

How about trip wires at the top of the stairs (invisible or otherwise).

Have a spirit turn into a morsel of food on the target's plate. On the way down, it expands suddenly, asphyxiating him. When the guy is dead, the spirit simply disappears to the astral.

Send a note to someone desreputable in the family indicating the target's life insurance has just been doubled with the family member as the sole beneficiary. Hack into the guy's phone lines to confirm this when he calls to ask about what looks like a computer error.

Some of these ideas are amusing, but way more complicated than they need to be. However the coffee maker in the shower is interested. I've found it's much more efficient to brew coffee using my own shower water. The water is already hot, and it saves on my monthly bill!
hyzmarca
Drop Bears on the shower curtain rod. The bathroom is the deadliest room in the house.
Tattered~Seraphim
*Cackles with glee at all these fiendish plots*
ROTFL Those are great ideas! I really like the bathroom accident with the drone and the dropping a heavier meta onto a squishy.
Trax
My team and I have been recently hired to kill some mob people, we're considering killing them in classic mob movie styles. Cement shoes into the river, shooting them while they are eating, drive by, blowing up their car, etc.

Right now another guy and I are about to crash a wedding party. I don't think we've planned for anything more than to go to the party and schmooze our way inside. At one point when we found out they go to a bar that sells a particular brand of imported beer, I wanted to go to the corp and data steal the information...and steal a beer truck. Not sure how the beer truck got involved.

Any mob style killings to suggest?
Kagetenshi
Cast Agony, recasting as necessary to get that eight net successes. Sustain until death.

~J
John Campbell
Levitate your target. Straight up. Until you can barely see them anymore. Then drop the spell and walk away. Best done in an open area with no tall buildings or the like anywhere around. Do it with multiple targets and have side bets on who hits the ground first!
emo samurai
You... STOLE IT FROM ME!!!!!!!
Dawnshadow
Wait on a mountain curve. When you see the car coming, cast ice sheet*.

When dealing with a skilled driver, cast and sustain an extremely high force "wind" spell.

*may require strategic weakening of support rails for maximum effectiveness
emo samurai
Do those things even help?
Dawnshadow
Probably not on a head on, but maybe on a glancing. But you never know how well the driver's going to do on the crash test, so it usually pays to be careful.
shadowfire
i think the funnest thing i have ever done to off someone in game was to use their own pet (very hostle) a dire or hell rat, which is about the size of a foot stool. first you feel the air in the persons sleeping chamber with a heavly sented aroma that puts them into a deeper sleep. then let the little creature loose into the bedroom with the only exit closed. its probably a really mess death, but hey whatever.
BookWyrm
In the words Socrates, "I drank what?"
Foreigner
QUOTE (Trax @ Apr 4 2006, 02:44 PM)
At one point when we found out they go to a bar that sells a particular brand of imported beer, I wanted to go to the corp and data steal the information...and steal a beer truck. Not sure how the beer truck got involved.

Any mob style killings to suggest?

Trax:

How about a beer truck with a Fuel-Air-Explosive bomb inside it?

Messy, but effective, especially if Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss Johnson (whew!) wants to send a message.

You could find out what the mark's favorite brand is, and set it up to look like a gag gift from a friend or something.

Actually, that would work for other foods/beverages besides beer....

--Foreigner
child of insanity
my first time playing shadowrun i had a shitty gm who liked killing the newbies. i was given the SR2 Merc character. awaiting the contact in the back alley i get attacked by a troll who charges me. having left all guns in the car, i had a knife and a HE grenade. knowing the knife was worthless i popped the pin on the grenade punched the grenade into the trolls mouth, and hiptossed him into the dumpster behind me. of course i needed to make some ungodly rolls, but luck prevailed and it worked. biggrin.gif
and a tactic for anyone with some knowledge of chemicals. or simply anyone who made it to grade 11 science class. take a tea bag. empty it. replace with potassium. reseal. fill a wine bottle with gas. make sure the neck is dry. tie a string to the tea bag and drop it into the wine bottle but far enough away from the gas to not ignight. seal bottle with cork or whatever, tie another string to the bottle and attach to the doorknob of the target (make sure he's home). ring doorbell and leave. when he opens the door the bottle falls over, explodes, and you give the target a firey death.
i used this one against a corp exec once. it had to look accidental. we took his high priced real leather shoes, and put a nail in it. just long enough to get through the heel and _almost_ touch his foot. as he was walking somewhere some (live) electrical wires happened to hit the ground near him. the charge went through the nail, into his legs and he died. he did actually jump pretty high though...
KarmaInferno
Er, the charge went into the nail, up into his foot, and... then where?

Electricity doesn't move anywhere unless it's got some path that it can complete to a ground point.

And I'm fairly sure most forensics labs would pick up on that nail in his shoe.


-karma
Nikoli
Group was meeting with a talismonger who was providing us with details on an artifact we "found". Some very drunk person started trouble with the Troll in the party, still not sure as to the why of it but he foolishly ignored my dwarf sorcery adept with a penchant for animate...
After he sat back down at his table his chair immediately grappled him and walked him outside, to a waiting taxi, the door held open by the other troll in the party. The last words spoken to the driver was, "This guy doesn't like orks." (The driver was an ork)
We never heard what happened to the guy...

child of insanity
i should have said them instead of it. and he was inspecting some building sites the previous day (i forgot to mention embarrassed.gif )
ShadowDragon8685
QUOTE (Nikoli)
Group was meeting with a talismonger who was providing us with details on an artifact we "found". Some very drunk person started trouble with the Troll in the party, still not sure as to the why of it but he foolishly ignored my dwarf sorcery adept with a penchant for animate...
After he sat back down at his table his chair immediately grappled him and walked him outside, to a waiting taxi, the door held open by the other troll in the party. The last words spoken to the driver was, "This guy doesn't like orks." (The driver was an ork)
We never heard what happened to the guy...

Hahahaa.


Now that's a funny way to off someone. Bet he got to see more of the Underground than he ever wanted to in any lifetime.
Kremlin KOA
DMSO + NaHCO3 (Bicarb Soda)

= Dozens of Bubble Embolisms = death by bubble Embloisms and amazingly enough little to no residue for chem testing
Dranem
With all these spell effects to kill people I'm surprised that none of you have come to the obvious possibilities of high willpower, a possible awakened target, or worse astral signatures for all those wonderful spells. Most spells strong enough to kill someone would leave a beautiful signature that a forensic mage could track.

Another note: I thought control actions couldn't force a target to kill themselves... I'll have to recheck my BBB when I get hom.
mfb
permanent mental manipulation that causes the target to scream at the top of their lungs non-stop. they'll eventually destroy their own respiratory system. granted, it'd take long enough that someone might be able to help them, so you'd need to plan ahead carefully.

funny. funny! FUNNY!
Kremlin KOA
*BLAM*
helped him
fistandantilus4.0
Dranem: cleanse the signature

mfb: wouldn't it be easier ( and quiter) to just force them to continuosly drink water until they die? Or you could go the more expensive route and have them eat to death (ala "7").
hyzmarca
Go to a farm and cast levitate on a cow. Levitate the cow to a position several miles above your target and get the target to stand still. Drop the spell and wait. Once the deed is done stabalize and heal the cow (unless it is reall a protean in the shape of a cow then just run away).
Anaro
Our group once had a rat shaman called Mr. Biggs who quickened a physical mask spell on a stripper as vengeance for not responding to his sexual advances. This stripper was a recovering anorexic and the illusion he chose was an obese version of herself. It took two weeks for her to completely destroy her own body.

Her boss eventually found out about the spell and paid some muscleheads to kick the shit of Mr. Biggs. He never tried anything like that again.
emo samurai
Dranem, it's very, very improbable that a good mage could be defeated by ANYONE'S willpower.

As for the rat shaman, he deserved it. All of it.
fistandantilus4.0
QUOTE (hyzmarca)
Go to a farm and cast levitate on a cow. Levitate the cow to a position several miles above your target and get the target to stand still. Drop the spell and wait. Once the deed is done stabalize and heal the cow (unless it is reall a protean in the shape of a cow then just run away).

I'm all for orbital cow bombardment, but how the hell are you supposed to get the target to hold still short of a spell? Ask nicely? And stabilize a cow after falling a few miles!? It would be a literal cow pie by then, if not just cow splat.

I like the oribatl protean bombardment BTW. lick.gif
hyzmarca
QUOTE (fistandantilus3.0)
QUOTE (hyzmarca @ Apr 5 2006, 12:57 AM)
Go to a farm and cast levitate on a cow. Levitate the cow to a position several miles above your target and get the target to stand still. Drop the spell and wait. Once the deed is done stabalize and heal the cow (unless it is reall a protean in the shape of a cow then just run away).

I'm all for orbital cow bombardment, but how the hell are you supposed to get the target to hold still short of a spell? Ask nicely?

Pretend to be a mime. That always works.
fistandantilus4.0
got it, so the target is to busy strangling you to notice. That'll work nicely.

In hind-sight though, you might want to have someone else be the mime. Say... maybe a real mime. Two birds and all that
Kremlin KOA
ooooh

Kitted out Anthroform drone: nuyen.gif 50 000
Black lycra bodysuit: nuyen.gif 30
white cafe paint: nuyen.gif 20
crappy beret: nuyen.gif 10
conical blast directions fragmentation explosive: nuyen.gif 4 000

price on the player's face when his character is offed by a claymore Mime: priceless
Dranem
Claymore Mime! Now that is priceles!!!! biggrin.gif grinbig.gif rotfl.gif
Kremlin KOA
I aim for kidneys laughs
Voran
Something involving 'naked' is always amusing. Particularly for powerful and/or arrogant people.
mfb
QUOTE ("fistandantilus3.0")
mfb: wouldn't it be easier ( and quiter) to just force them to continuosly drink water until they die? Or you could go the more expensive route and have them eat to death (ala "7").

of course. but then, you wouldn't be able to put "i made a man scream himself to death" on your resume. you've got to think about the future.
Kremlin KOA
hmmm
gyrojet tech + metal storm tech + naked Claymore mime

cant wait to see it blow its load
fistandantilus4.0
QUOTE (mfb)
QUOTE ("fistandantilus3.0")
mfb: wouldn't it be easier ( and quiter) to just force them to continuosly drink water until they die? Or you could go the more expensive route and have them eat to death (ala "7").

of course. but then, you wouldn't be able to put "i made a man scream himself to death" on your resume. you've got to think about the future.

resume... now why didn't I think of that...
DocMortand
claymore mime. That's just...ow. Like, ow.
Teulisch
get a personafix chip. relabel it, to some kind of entertainment chip target likes. sell it to him. oops, it seems that your favorite rock album was actualy BTL, and caused depression and suicide? so sorry. (and we all know how BTL erases itself after use...)

now, if a technomancer has a sprite deliver the code to his target directly...

but then, we could just have a sprite play in your car on the freeway. or with your doctors medical gear mid-surgury. and so on.
xizor
QUOTE (Trax)
My team and I have been recently hired to kill some mob people, we're considering killing them in classic mob movie styles. Cement shoes into the river, shooting them while they are eating, drive by, blowing up their car, etc.

...

Any mob style killings to suggest?


just a little modification of an old classic:
Cement shoes in the river, with a complementary scuba gear.
Nikoli
Kidnap target human, implant Mime persona fix chip. Dress as mime and let loose in Ork Underground...
tisoz
QUOTE (Kagetenshi)
Cast Agony, recasting as necessary to get that eight net successes. Sustain until death.

~J

I must be missing something. How is this lethal?
Slump
Our target worked at a paper forms processing facility. You know, for those things you need to keep, but cannot/will not store electronically? Yeah, so the documents were way more important than the people working there, so it was protected by a Halon system -- displace all the oxygen to kill the fire.

Well, we snuck in (as a cleaning crew, of course), and replaced all of the emergency oxygen supplies with a bad mix. Next day at work, the fire alarm went off, everyone died. It was very sad. Too bad the valves were sticky and all the gas in the tanks leaked out, making it impossible to tell if they actually had oxygen in them or not....
Wounded Ronin
I say simple is better; just play Hitman 2 and you will understand the beauty of using a fireaxe on a fat computer nerd who has pizza boxes and bags of chips strewn everywhere.
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