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thezombiekat
101 things you donít want to find in an aztechnology warehouse, but will.

Wow, its been a while since I have been here. Couldnít even remember my old passwords.

After a long time playing other games I am back to running a SR campaign, third ed rules, not that it maters for his query

My players have decided to rob an aztechnology location (warehouse or factory) to steel a large number of low end cyber terminals to equip a school they are attempting to finance in the barrens.

I am inclined towards the idea but as the GM am incapable of having it work out as easy as it should.

i see two options to make the run more interesting ether the warehouse is a front for something more nefarious with better security, or something nefarious was being shipped threw it disguised as a grate of computers and they take it before they know what it is.

What I am drawing a blank on is what the secret facility/insidious crate contain, so I call for ideas.

Thank you for your help.

Critias
Refrigerated containers full of meat, on their way to a Stuffer Shack distribution/shipping hub. No labeling more specific than that. Just "meat."
jaellot
Aztech does alot of cyber, right? A crate of defective cybereyes would be fun. Of course it's not labeled as such. Maybe they only view in thermo, not regular vision. Or cybereyes, but they translate every word into spanish. A slip up in paperwork landed it in the warehouse.
Game2BHappy
This looks like a good place to re-post this awesome link: http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-series
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Neraph
hehehe.... SPC-682 or 173 would be good ones.
Hagga
A shiny chunk of obsidian. Looks normal. Valuable, maybe. Sharp edges. Viewed on the astral, it looks.. warm. Inviting. Safe. Tasty. POwerfully magical, though. Lost in a shipping reshuffle, much to the dismay of the one who found it.

Taking it with them seems like such a good idea, becaause the force 6 free blood spirit inside is using the influence power on them to make them think so. If anyone is wounded on the way out, however, the spirit gets just enough strength to free itself. And then it's pissed off and hungry, and your players have to deal with a free blood spirit and Aztech. Make them roll perception tests and they might never even realise that it came from the stone, and if defeated it gets driven back in until another bit of blood is shed around it, one day later. It might linger for weeks of game time before they realise what keeps causing the blood spirit to appear every time they get to their safe house wounded. It'll also teach them an important lesson about theft of unknown items from megacorps known for capital B capital S Bad Stuff.

Or, you know, have the entire warehouse full of otomo doll shells. Not operable, and since it's only the shell, worth a few nuyen at most, but a warehouse full of haphazardly arranged child sized dolls is enough to freak anyone out, and there might just be a cyborg or functional drone in amongst them. Probably the drone, since a cyborg seems so excessive.
KarmaInferno
That reminds me. One of the single most creepy scenes I've run across in a game.

Coming across in a long abandoned village a toy shop specializing in dolls, mostly the high end porcelain type.

Realizing a few minutes later that all the dolls eyes had been stabbed out.




-k
jaellot
Dossiers and files, dating from 30 yrs. ago. Local runners for the area, big-wig corp people, politicans, big targets. Possble notations of what they intend to do, what they did, or some other sort of flaggings. Make it fairly intricate, the data on said people, as well as the intended actions/reactions to them.

That or if the warehouse is local to the city where your runners run, and especially if they have ever ran against Aztech before, there could be files on them. Or even if they were injured on theoretical runs, ritual samples or even complete clones in stasis.
Kumo
QUOTE
That or if the warehouse is local to the city where your runners run, and especially if they have ever ran against Aztech before, there could be files on them

Detailed files, including next 2-3 days.

Imprisoned dragon (in human form, maybe).
Ascalaphus
Lurking behind crates, lots of Aztechnology employees. When the PCs enter, they jump out and shout "Surprise!". And then everybody realizes the PCs aren't actually the Regional Director, whose surprise birthday party this was meant to be.
KarmaInferno
Your mum and dad.





-k
Neurosis
A (Minor) horror. In a cryo storage unit. Inside a giant Manavault. In a faraday cage. In a big crate.

(None of those things should stop it from fucking the PCs lives up with mind control.)

Note that Harlequin's Back if nothing else seems to support the idea that if anyone has this, Aztechnology does.
TheScrivener
Genetically engineered, cybernetically enhanced, murder Chihuahuas.
Game2BHappy
QUOTE (Ascalaphus @ Nov 1 2010, 08:02 AM) *
Lurking behind crates, lots of Aztechnology employees. When the PCs enter, they jump out and shout "Surprise!". And then everybody realizes the PCs aren't actually the Regional Director, whose surprise birthday party this was meant to be.

I'm still chuckling over here. I so have to use this idea.
Draco18s
QUOTE (Kumo @ Nov 1 2010, 07:59 AM) *
Imprisoned dragon (in human form, maybe).


Imprisoned dragon not in human form, not bound in any visible fashion, and still very very pissed at seeing the PCs (for a good reason or not!).
sabs
Actually they take the box, and bring it back to their safehouse. Where they open it up. A blinding flash of light and a giant booming voice saying. "You Dare Imprison me!" As a Fully formed Dragon bursts out ready for a fight.
Draco18s
QUOTE (sabs @ Nov 1 2010, 02:53 PM) *
Actually they take the box, and bring it back to their safehouse. Where they open it up. A blinding flash of light and a giant booming voice saying. "You Dare Imprison me!" As a Fully formed Dragon bursts out ready for a fight.


HA! I like.
Warlordtheft
Or a posessed body containing a force 12 master shedhim that looks at the pcs and then attempts to attack and kill the PCs to use as shedhim containers.

Which of those would be worse?
Angelone
QUOTE (Ascalaphus @ Nov 1 2010, 08:02 AM) *
Lurking behind crates, lots of Aztechnology employees. When the PCs enter, they jump out and shout "Surprise!". And then everybody realizes the PCs aren't actually the Regional Director, whose surprise birthday party this was meant to be.



QUOTE (TheScrivener @ Nov 1 2010, 12:45 PM) *
Genetically engineered, cybernetically enhanced, murder Chihuahuas.


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Cyberzombies waiting to be fielded, crates full of obsidian body armor(who thought that was a good idea?), Chinchilla food.
Draco18s
QUOTE (Angelone @ Nov 1 2010, 03:27 PM) *
Chinchillas


Acid bears.
Warlordtheft
QUOTE (Draco18s @ Nov 1 2010, 03:29 PM) *
Acid bears.


No...Drop Bears!!! rotfl.gif
Angelone
QUOTE (Warlordtheft @ Nov 1 2010, 03:35 PM) *
No...Drop Bears!!! rotfl.gif

Drop Bears with Gummi Berry juice!
Ascalaphus
Cthulhu plushies. Using Bust-a-Move stats. They all start rising from their crates...
rofltehcat
A metal box, tightly secured to the ground either with tension belts, screws, or both (whatever fits your chosen size the best). The box doesn't seem to have any air vents etc. that you would expect if there were an animal in there. When someone gets close to it for the first time or if there is a lot of noise around, they can hear a banging noise (like someone beating against it from the inside), maybe the noise starts during a firefight and they wonder what it is and only realize it after the action is over.
Maybe make whatever is in there also cast an illusion on someone so they want to open it (large box) or take it with them (smaller box). Maybe project the voice of a little girl calling for help in their brain or something.
When they remove the belts/screws, the box either jumps/slides around from the beatings or topples over.

If they STILL want to know what is inside and open it, it is either empty or a small and plain looking thing (like a simple stone ball or so) is on the inside. Then let someone have BAD luck until they get professional help from an exorcist.
Kumo
A full collection of Shadowrun RPG books. Including SoLA.

A refrigerator full of yoghurts.

Pornomancer hired by Aztechnology.
TommyTwoToes
Sequentially numbered cyber-tongues. All the tongues are active, writhing, and being operated by machine sprites.


or

The box is alive and made of meta-human meat and bone. There is a slot to input foodstuffs and water to keep it alive.
Hagga
QUOTE (Ascalaphus @ Nov 1 2010, 01:02 PM) *
Lurking behind crates, lots of Aztechnology employees. When the PCs enter, they jump out and shout "Surprise!". And then everybody realizes the PCs aren't actually the Regional Director, whose surprise birthday party this was meant to be.

I'm sorry, but this is brilliant and I simply must steal it.

QUOTE (Kumo @ Nov 1 2010, 09:25 PM) *
Pornomancer hired by Aztechnology.

So, does bad music start playing when the box opens to herald the doom of the pcs?
crash2029
A completely empty box. No dust, air, light, nothing. But it is not sucking anything in. Anything put in never comes back out. If an appendage is put in it is severed at the point it makes contact with the box's interior volume. There is no pain, and the wound edges are completely clean, though not cauterized. Just an empty box. Cue existential horror.
rofltehcat
I've done some reading on that SCP site that was linked earlier. There are a lot of awesome (and horrifying) ideas there. I especially liked the stone statue that can only move when nobody is watching it and strangles people if not watched for a moment (even when just blinking). Put that thing in a box and it scratches on the insides and seems completely non-dangerous when someone opens the box and looks at it. But should they turn away for a moment...

Imagine finding that thing in a box and blinking for a moment just to see the hands of that thing around the neck of your buddy that happened to stand with his back to the box...

... then find a way to destroy it before he suffocates. And don't forget not to blink!
Draco18s
Reminds me of this commercial.
Neraph
QUOTE (TheScrivener @ Nov 1 2010, 12:45 PM) *
Genetically engineered, cybernetically enhanced, murder Chihuahuas.

A 'run I ran one week was to kidnap and contain a cybered-out rooster used in underground cockfights so that the owner had to throw a fight. They had damages to the rooster removed from their pay, so they really wanted to keep the thing healthy. It had a cyberspur, a R2 adrenaline gland, and a supgrathyroid gland, in addition to some Dermal Plating IIRC. I have the notecard around here somewhere...
Udoshi
QUOTE (Neraph @ Nov 1 2010, 06:18 PM) *
A 'run I ran one week was to kidnap and contain a cybered-out rooster used in underground cockfights so that the owner had to throw a fight. They had damages to the rooster removed from their pay, so they really wanted to keep the thing healthy. It had a cyberspur, a R2 adrenaline gland, and a supgrathyroid gland, in addition to some Dermal Plating IIRC. I have the notecard around here somewhere...


Man, thats nothing. My and my roomate statted warform(or was it chimeric) Spider-Pigs at one point.
I think we gave them webs, rhino horns, and a pack big enough to claim the +8 Pack-net bonus for herd training.

The scary thing is, they're cheap. Herd of fucking tankbusting genepigs, man.
Neraph
In a like vein, if you ever want to add chimeric armor to a critter, use Greater Roc armor. IIRC it's 9/8. On a dog it only costs like 150 nuyen.gif .
Neurosis
QUOTE (Udoshi @ Nov 1 2010, 08:43 PM) *
Man, thats nothing. My and my roomate statted warform(or was it chimeric) Spider-Pigs at one point.
I think we gave them webs, rhino horns, and a pack big enough to claim the +8 Pack-net bonus for herd training.

The scary thing is, they're cheap. Herd of fucking tankbusting genepigs, man.



Udoshi, everything about that post is the scary thing.
Draco18s
QUOTE (Udoshi @ Nov 1 2010, 08:43 PM) *
Man, thats nothing. My and my roomate statted warform(or was it chimeric) Spider-Pigs at one point.
I think we gave them webs, rhino horns, and a pack big enough to claim the +8 Pack-net bonus for herd training.

The scary thing is, they're cheap. Herd of fucking tankbusting genepigs, man.


You've never seen Bubblegum.

Oh my god, the things Jim did to that poor girl.

One incarnation of her, she was cyberzombied to the max, complete with spider legs and rocket launcher.
TheScrivener
Spider-pig, spider-pig, does whatever a spider-pig does...

Seriously though, how high did you have to get the VCS (veterinary cybersurgeon) before he would do that many implants on a fighting fowl?
Wulffyre
QUOTE (rofltehcat @ Nov 2 2010, 01:44 AM) *
I've done some reading on that SCP site that was linked earlier. There are a lot of awesome (and horrifying) ideas there. I especially liked the stone statue that can only move when nobody is watching it and strangles people if not watched for a moment (even when just blinking). Put that thing in a box and it scratches on the insides and seems completely non-dangerous when someone opens the box and looks at it. But should they turn away for a moment...

Imagine finding that thing in a box and blinking for a moment just to see the hands of that thing around the neck of your buddy that happened to stand with his back to the box...

... then find a way to destroy it before he suffocates. And don't forget not to blink!


On a sidenote. This is actually from the show Dr. Who. They are called weeping Angels, because they put their hands in front of their faces, when turning to stone, because if they would see each other, they'd be permantenly locked.

------------

And if you really wanna fuck with your team, simply install loads of micros in the Warehouse, and put up a single desk and nothing else. Now when they enter, the microphones are bound to pick up some names. Have an Agent filter one or two out (preferably from the Team) and then have a simple note appear on the Table "Thank xxx and yyy (Names the Micros picked up) for this betrayal"

They are bound to tear each other apart biggrin.gif
Warlordtheft
QUOTE (rofltehcat @ Nov 1 2010, 07:44 PM) *
I've done some reading on that SCP site that was linked earlier. There are a lot of awesome (and horrifying) ideas there. I especially liked the stone statue that can only move when nobody is watching it and strangles people if not watched for a moment (even when just blinking). Put that thing in a box and it scratches on the insides and seems completely non-dangerous when someone opens the box and looks at it. But should they turn away for a moment...

Imagine finding that thing in a box and blinking for a moment just to see the hands of that thing around the neck of your buddy that happened to stand with his back to the box...

... then find a way to destroy it before he suffocates. And don't forget not to blink!


Love Dr. Who. Great Episode.
KarmaInferno
I would agree with the Weeping Angels thing, except that they only first appeared in Doctor Who a few years ago, and the SCP page does not list when it was created, so it's entirely possible that the SCP page predates the Angels.




-k
Doc Chase
QUOTE (Wulffyre @ Nov 2 2010, 12:17 PM) *
On a sidenote. This is actually from the show Dr. Who. They are called weeping Angels, because they put their hands in front of their faces, when turning to stone, because if they would see each other, they'd be permantenly locked.

------------

And if you really wanna fuck with your team, simply install loads of micros in the Warehouse, and put up a single desk and nothing else. Now when they enter, the microphones are bound to pick up some names. Have an Agent filter one or two out (preferably from the Team) and then have a simple note appear on the Table "Thank xxx and yyy (Names the Micros picked up) for this betrayal"

They are bound to tear each other apart biggrin.gif


I'd rather have a silver credstick with nuyen.gif 30 on it, sitting on a pressure sensor linked to the alarm.
Wulffyre
QUOTE (Doc Chase @ Nov 2 2010, 03:35 PM) *
I'd rather have a silver-colord credstick with nuyen.gif 30 on it and one of the members' names.


That one is even better! I was simply aiming for something that would make them tear each others throats out <.<

I mean... having players kill each other over things that the GM considered a fun joke, teaches them xD

Just last session, he had my (fully buffed) Mystical Adept, get the urge to eviscerate a fellow teammember. (I hate Wendigos)

Now the look on his face (and on the face of the player of the Street Sam), when I said 21 Damage with -3 AP, was priceless.
The one he had after the Steet Sam screwed up the second defense roll (I split attacks and did called shots, to increase his chance of parrying) TWICE
was... well, very amusing.
At least he got an extra 20.000 for the job, that was only fair, after he was 1 overflow box away from final death xD
Draco18s
QUOTE (KarmaInferno @ Nov 2 2010, 09:18 AM) *
I would agree with the Weeping Angels thing, except that they only first appeared in Doctor Who a few years ago, and the SCP page does not list when it was created, so it's entirely possible that the SCP page predates the Angels.


I found their previous location on another wiki that had a page-creation date in October of 2008.
Asked on their IRC channel people are saying 1 1/2 to 2 years old, so the Weeping Angels from Dr. Who are older.

Edit:
Their site history:
http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/forum/t-228926/site-history

"Late Summer, 2007" which is still after Dr. Who (aired June 9th, 2007).

Even later edit:
Things you don't want to find:
Giant, flesh eating, dragonflies.
Jhaiisiin
Earliest entries for the SCP date from mid-2008, so Draco is right in that Dr. Who aired first.
Draco18s
QUOTE (Jhaiisiin @ Nov 2 2010, 11:46 AM) *
Earliest entries for the SCP date from mid-2008, so Draco is right in that Dr. Who aired first.


They said 173 was dated 07.
Neraph
QUOTE (Draco18s @ Nov 2 2010, 10:17 AM) *

That's a misnomer on many levels. Simply taking current creatures and increasing air content and air pressure will cause them to grow to "prehistoric" sizes, assuming you can keep them alive. That's all he proved. It's much the same as back-breeding dogs, not actually cloning animals from fossilized amber blood samples.

And "flesh eating" is a misnomer, as most people would not equate insects to mammalian flesh, which is what the phrase is meant to evoke. We could get into an interesting discussion on nutritional content of foods and how if fruit had the nutritional content it once had, no-one would have to eat meat at all, but that's for some other time I think.
Draco18s
True. All true.
However.
It makes for a great run. Giant dragonflys trying to eat the PCs. X3
Neraph
Oh absolutely. Especially if it's a grown-like-above garden variety dragonfly that's actually a Hybrid-Form Inhabitation Merge with some fun insect spirit. Or free toxic spirit.

That's SURGE'd.
Yama King
A box full of 5 1/2" floppies. Labeled: Data ##.

Canister of ball bearings that is broken in such a way that if they move it , it breaks spilling the contents on the floor.

A device with no labels.. on with blinking lights. Ominous looking with lots or red, blue and green wires to cut.

A dead drop for a intercorporate spy

Draco18s
QUOTE (Yama King @ Nov 2 2010, 01:58 PM) *
A box full of 5 1/2" floppies. Labeled: Data ##.

Canister of ball bearings that is broken in such a way that if they move it , it breaks spilling the contents on the floor.

A device with no labels.. on with blinking lights. Ominous looking with lots or red, blue and green wires to cut.

A dead drop for a intercorporate spy


One of those is mean. Two of those are clever. Four of them are amazing.
Stingray
in the "Bacta tank" bodydouble of each runner ,marked ORIGINAL.. cyber.gif
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