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Bastard - Karmakaze, Bounty Hunter
Gilga - Jaws, Burnout Adept
Jack - Harbinger, Firewatch Sorcerer

My House Rules

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If you don't mind can you make your first post your charsheet. That way we'll have everyone on the first page and I won't have to hunt you all down later in case I forget something.
Raphael "Harbinger" Meyers
A Attributes
C Skills
B Race: Ork
D Magic
E Money

INI 11

Physical 9
Mental 5
Social 5

Dedicated Spell Slinger
Mentor Spirit (Shark)
Focused Concentration (3)
Radiation Tolerance
Favored I (Fire Watch)
Did you just call me dumb?
Spirit Bane (Insect)
Sinner (National)

Increase Reflexes (Fetish)
Lightning Bolt (Fetish)
Analyse Device (Fetish)
Mana Barrier (Fetish)
Stun Ball (Fetish)

Perception 3
Unarmed 6 [Kicks]
Gymnastics 6 [Dodge]
Survival 1
Spellcasting 6 [Combat]
Assensing 3
Sneaking 2
Palming 2
Disguise 2

English N
Magical Theory 3
Area Knowledge CZ 3
Small Unit Tactics 6
Underworld 3
Corporate Culture 1

Money: 16000
Fetish -2000
Big Game Hunter -5000
+Electrical Insulation 6 -1500
+Radiation Shielding 6 -1200
+Gel Pads -1500
+Shock Frills -250
R3 Commlink -1000
+Trodes -70
Lifestyle Low (Cramped, Dangerous) -1400
Plasteel Boots -200
Helmet -200
Ballistic Mask -150
+Gasmask -200
Forearm Guards -300
+Miniwelder -250
Reagents x15 -300
Survival Pack -200
MedKit R1 -250
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== Personal Data ==
Street Name: Titan
Answers to: Tytus Nowak
Also know as: Viktor Zielinski

Movement: 8/16 (1m/hit) Swim: 6 (1m/hit)
Karma: 0
Street Cred: 0
Notoriety: 0
Public Awareness: 0
Dwarf Male Age 38
Height 110 cm
Weight 75 kg
Composure: 9
Judge Intentions: 7
Lift/Carry: 12 (60 kg/40 kg)
Memory: 10
Nuyen: 50 290¥
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== Priorities ==
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== Attributes ==
BOD: 8
AGI: 4
REA: 4 (5)
STR: 4
CHA: 3
INT: 4
LOG: 4
WIL: 6
EDG: 2

== Derived Attributes ==
Initiative: 9 +2d6
Rigger Initiative: 9 +2d6
Astral Initiative:
Matrix AR: 9 +2d6
Matrix Cold: 4 + DP +3d6
Matrix Hot: 4 + DP +4d6
Physical Damage Track: 12
Stun Damage Track: 11

== Limits ==
Physical: 7
Mental: 6
Vision Enhancement [+1] (Only for visual Perception)
Social: 5
Astral: 6

== Active Skills ==
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== Knowledge Skills ==
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== Contacts ==
"Sean"; Pog mo Thoin; Southside; Chicago; Bartender (2, 3)
Katina "Switch" Nelson; Chicago; Chop Shop Mechanic (3, 1)
Slim Charles; Chicago; Fixer (3, 2)

== Qualities ==
Biocompatability (Cyberware)
Distinctive Style
Resistance to Pathogens/Toxins
Restricted Gear (Bone Lacing)
Restricted Gear (Dermal Plating)
Superhuman Psychosis
Thermographic Vision

== Lifestyle ==
SUV (Squatter) 1 Months

== Cyberware/Bioware ==
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== Armor ==
Armor Jacket 12
Custom Ballistic Mask 2
+ Image Link
+ Micro-Transceiver
Good Pants
Good Shirt
Good Shoes
Good Socks
Good Undergarments

== Weapons ==
Unarmed Attack
Pool: 11 Accuracy: 7 DV: 7P AP: - RC: 3

== Commlink ==
Meta Link (ATT: 0, SLZ: 0, DP: 1, FWL: 1)
Pulse Wave (ATT: 0, SLZ: 0, DP: 6, FWL: 6)
+ Program Carrier (Hardwired) [Encryption]
+ Fake SIN (Tytus Nowak) Rating 4 [Fake License 4 (Restricted Cyberware License), Fake License 4 (Driver's License), Fake License 4 (Bodyguard License)]

== Gear ==
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== Datachips ==
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== Vehicles ==
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== Personal Data ==
Name: Jaws Alias:
Dwarf Movement: 18/36 (1m/hit) Swim: 14 (1m/hit)
Composure: 7
Street Cred: 0 Judge Intentions: 6
Notoriety: 0 Lift/Carry: 17 (150 kg/100 kg)
Public Awareness: 0 Memory: 8
Karma: 0 Nuyen: 655¥
Age: Skin:
Eyes: Hair:
Primary Arm: Right

== Priorities ==
Metatype: C,2
Attributes: A,4
Special: D,1
Skills: E,0
Resources: B,3
Bonus Skill: Aeronautics Mechanic
Bonus Skill: Arcana

== Attributes ==
BOD: 7 CHA: 1
AGI: 6 (9) INT: 5
REA: 4 (7) LOG: 2
STR: 7 (10) WIL: 6
EDG: 2 MAG: 2 (0)

== Derived Attributes
Essence: Initiative: 12 +1d6
Physical Damage Track: 12 Rigger Initiative: 12 +1d6
Stun Damage Track: 11 Astral Initiative: 10 +3d6
Physical: 12 Matrix AR: 12 +1d6
Mental: 5 Matrix Cold: 5 + DP +3d6
Medkit [+5] (Only for First Aid and Medicine)
Vision Enhancement [+3] (Only for visual Perception)
Social: 4 Matrix Hot: 5 + DP +4d6
Impassive [-1] (Does not include Intimidation.)
Securetech PPP: Arms Kit [-1] (Must be visible)
Securetech PPP: Legs Kit [-1] (Must be visible)
Securetech PPP: Vitals Kit [-1] (Must be visible)
Astral: 5

== Active Skills ==
Gunnery Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 10
Longarms (Sniper Rifles) Base: 6 + Karma: 0 = 6 Pool: 15 (17)
Perception Base: 4 + Karma: 0 = 4 Pool: 10
Pilot Ground Craft Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 8
Unarmed Combat (Striking Callus) Base: 6 + Karma: 0 = 6 Pool: 18 (20)

== Knowledge Skills ==
Or'zet Base: 1 + Karma: 0 = 1 Pool: 6
Area Knowledge: Chicago (Containment Zone) Base: 4 + Karma: 0 = 4 Pool: 9 (11)
Magical Threats (Insect Spirits) Base: 4 + Karma: 0 = 4 Pool: 6 (cool.gif
Underworld Base: 3 + Karma: 0 = 3 Pool: 8

== Qualities ==
Astral Beacon
Biocompatability (Cyberware)
In Debt VI
Mentor Spirit (Shark)
Prototype Transhuman
Resistance to Pathogens/Toxins
Superhuman Psychosis
Thermographic Vision
Wanted (Knight Errant)

== Powers ==
Adrenaline BoostRating: 2
Astral Perception
Combat SenseRating: 1
Critical Strike (Unarmed)
Killing Hands
Mystic ArmorRating: 1

== Lifestyle ==
Abandoned Subway (Low)1 Months

== Cyberware/Bioware ==
Bone Lacing (Titanium)
Double Elastin
Muscle AugmentationRating 3
Muscle TonerRating 3
OrthoskinRating 1
Platelet Factories
Reaction EnhancersRating 3
Sleep Regulator
Striking CallusRating 4

== Armor ==
Armor Jacket 14
+ Gel Packs
Forearm Guards 1
Securetech PPP: Arms Kit 1
Securetech PPP: Legs Kit 1
Securetech PPP: Vitals Kit 1
SWAT Helmet 3

== Weapons ==
Enfield AS-7
+ Personalized Grip
+ Smartgun System, External
Pool: 15 Accuracy: 7 DV: 13P AP: -1 RC: 5
Ranger Arms SM-3 (2050)
+ Imaging Scope (2050)
+ Personalized Grip
+ Silencer
+ Smartgun System, External
Pool: 15 (17)Accuracy: 11 DV: 14P AP: -5 RC: 5
Unarmed Attack
Pool: 18 Accuracy: 12 DV: 16P AP: - RC: 5

== Commlink ==
MCT Blue Defender (ATT: 0, SLZ: 0, DP: 1, FWL: 5)

== Gear ==
Ammo: APDS (Sniper Rifles) x50
Ammo: Flechette Rounds (Shotguns) x50
Contacts Rating 3
+ Vision Enhancement Rating 3
Medkit Rating 5

== Vehicles ==
Thundercloud Morgan
+ Handling EnhancementRating 1
+ Increased Seating
+ Manual Control Override
+ Off-Road Suspension
+ Valkyrie Module
+ Weapon Mount Control (Manual)
+ Weapon Mount Flexibility (Fixed)
+ Weapon Mount Type (Standard)
+ Weapon Mount Visibility (External)
+ Ammo: Regular Ammo (Assault Rifles) x250 x250
+ Grenade: Flash-Bang x4 x4
+ Grenade: Fragmentation x4 x4

== Contacts ==
Fancy Derek (Coyote), Near CZ (Connection: 1, Loyalty: 1)

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My backstory:

Dan Knight was born in 2037 for a happy and proud military family, as second generation special government agent he was bred for this job and received security training along with his mother's milk. Things progressed smoothly and at the age of 18, he was nearing the end of his expensive education when a day before graduation they were unexpectedly called into a rescue mission.

Matias, their commander approached his platoon and said “Initiates, this is your chance to show if you managed to learn anything. We got a rescue mission but I can only take four volunteers?” Instinctively, all of them raised their hands to the air - volunteering was just an emotional manipulation there was no choice in that. There was never a choice - they had a single purpose, to serve and protect.

Dan was proud to be selected to this mission, clearly he was one of the best in his platoon. He packed his equipment and entered the helicopter that arrived shortly after. The helicopter ride was short and took them into downtown Chicago. Some rampage spirits were spotted and they needed to get some VIPs out before it was too late. Well... it was too late.

The entire hospital crew was inhibited by some abominations which he later learned were bug spirits, or simply bugs. The vips were dead and their weapons were ineffective, overwhelmed almost upon arrival Dan got separated from his team

Dan fortified himself in a room and called for evacuation, he held his own until bullets were out, and as these pesky bugs kept attempting to break in he had two choices - fight and die or do something crazy and Dan did something crazy indeed, he jumped into the garbage disposal peer, dropping 8 floors until the floor. Whatever it was, his attackers were unlikely to follow. He was banged up, but he survived. Dan had the latest word in augmentations, things that were top secret military only at the time.

So he managed to leave the hospital, but what then? He needed to get out of there - but was there anywhere to go? What stopped these monsters from overwhelming the entire city. No - the army will rescue him... He just needed to survive long enough. The next hours spent finding shelter, scouring for food and supplies. Did I say hours? Scratch that, the first months were like that. I was wounded few times and the medic kit run out of supplies. Ammo became a problem, medicine was as well and food was difficult. Every raid had dangers and rescue was not coming, the darn link did not work - or perhaps there really was nobody out there.

Eventually, everything has rules - the bugs were more active in certain places and certain times and chaos became order. What one would consider end of the world became a tiresome reality of scavenging, fortifying until supplies are low and then scavenging again. Months passed, even years. Dan felt as if he was losing his mind, seeing things, imagining things he awakened and it felt bad terrible. Astral sight distracted him, obscured his senses and made him vulnerable to things that he did not knew was there - hostile spirits or whatever.

Clearly, his first training was to control that world and block it away. He finally managed to do it after few dangerous weeks where it nearly killed him. However, suppressing astral sight did not suppress all the voices. “Why hide? Runaway? Kill them make them fear you.”

“Oh shut up, I only killed like three of them and there are so many... it is useless.”

“I can teach you how to kill hundreds of them, if you trust me.”

“Trust a voice in my head? Never!”

Yes, Dan’s relationship with the Shark did not go well. Spirits where terrible things and he just became much more aware of them. The astral was a terrible and tainted place and just looking into it made him sick. Nothing good could ever come up from magic.

Yet the Shark chose him and the next time he had to fight bugs they died at his hands. Something changed, the hands had a magic aura to them, but it was not his own magic.

“Leave me alone spirit, I do not need you. I can survive on my own.”

“Do you think that your unit is coming? I am all you have stupid, with my magic and your augmentations we can get far. Survive... thrive even. Why scavenge when you can have your own territory, protect it and slay anyone that crosses the line. Your own building... filled with supplies. “

“Well... food is kind of low. “

“Come I will show you the way”

And so Dan followed the spirit that showed him into an underground discount supermarket. Dan planted the vegetables to see what grew in florescent lights, few trips to electronic stores got some UV lights which means he had food. He also had a supply of hunting gear, not his first choice but plenty of arrows, tents sleeping bags.

He built his underground kingdom, butchered any spirit that dared approaching. Rigged it with video cameras, traps, generators for electricity. Whatever he could, and as the years passed few bugs entered his domain. Deciding that it was better to ignore the lone crazy dwarf. Dan kept training and as the bugs left him alone, he started hunting them for practice.

Not full assault over a swarm of them but when his cameras spotted isolated bugs he tackled them. In a way, he decided to become predator rather than pray. To settle in and fight rather than run. To thrive rather than survive.

At the scale of things he was insignificant, there were always enough bugs. No reinforcement came until his link stop functioning and without the technical skills he ditched it. He stopped waiting, he had his underground lair which was less dangerous than the rest of the city and whomever wandered in died horribly.

He managed to grow food inside, and there were enough supplies for a single dwarf for eternity. Well nearly ethernity. Dan spent a total of 20 years in the CZ and survived.

He recently discovered, a year too late that the world did not end and that the bugs were purged from the entire city. It was by accident, he has given up hope of being saved long ago. It was just that whatever wandered in his shop was not bugs, but people. They were running away from a toxic spirit. Dan killed the spirit and nearly killed the people when he was done with it.

“Wait... what?” said a confused man as Dan pushed him strongly toward the wall.

“Die BUG! Die!” he said and snapped his head.

“We are not bugs please, said a woman and shot him with a pistol right in the chest.

Dan laughed “Oh really, how can that be?” he completely ignored the pistol, his titanium bones and armor made it a toy gun.

“The city was cleared a some months ago, we were looking to make some fortune fetching a lost prototype weapon when that spirit came.”

That did not sound like a bug spirit but they were sneaky bastards. On the other hand, he did not look at them much.

Alright, I’ll look at you but if something jumps me as I open my eyes I will butcher all of you. He said and opened his third eye. They were human, terrified but plain.

“M... but how? How can weaklings like you survive? You cannot even fight you just let me kill your leader. Your guns are too small, how can you be alive?”

“I am Fiona, and these two are Don E and Emily.” We heard that there was this prototype nearby something of historical value. Paying us a bunch if we could find it.”

So bored Dan decided to help them, if only so he can hear actual voices for a change. Eventually, one thing led to another and Dan started adjusting to new life - people needed to enter the CZ and they needed to survive the trip. Fragile people, with little guns and little chrome and there were many of them. At first he killed them as they approached, appearing as no more than a beast. Dan felt that he could not do it for long, they were changing first came scavengers to seek tresure but then criminals and gangers to claim their own territories. In the future even police and cooperations - he needed to change.

The loner dwarf became a guide, a security - a shadowrunner... He made a deal with the Mafia. They would forigive him for butchering 15 of their men if he would pay them and do favors for them. He had a way out and needed money, they needed a guide in the CZ to make sure that their buildings were clear. The debit did not seem to shrink and Dan felt cheated, but more work found him - and it brought him hope of losing the debit. Being his own master again - and perhaps one day there will be a place in society for him. Dwarfs lived for a very long time and at 38 he was still young, he could still have a life.

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Do our characters already know each other? I usually prefer that be the case, unless story-line specific.
Is there a text formatting key, or is it as we wish?

Karmakaze / Kris Kahless
Private Investigator / Bounty Hunter / Ex-Police Detective (KE)

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Cyber & Bioware
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Weapons & Armor
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Money & Gear
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Lifestyles & Vehicles
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QUOTE (Bastard @ Jul 11 2017, 05:20 PM) *
Do our characters already know each other? I usually prefer that be the case, unless story-line specific.
Is there a text formatting key, or is it as we wish?

Fine by me. If we all operate in the CZ we probably have heard of or met each other before
Fine by me, David rarely leaves the CZ (as is evident by his terrible etiquette), his street name Jaws comes from the Shark mentor spirit that manifests when he fights.
I notice a theme running through this group. Shark Mentor for the win (although Harbinger follows the more generic "Beast" mentor)

I assume that the mentioned minute is more metaphorical than a real time limit until the ghouls close in (otherwise Harbinger could bombard them for 20 rounds straight)
QUOTE (Bastard @ Jul 11 2017, 07:20 PM) *
Do our characters already know each other? I usually prefer that be the case, unless story-line specific.

I don't have an issue with it, in fact it might solve one or two issues before they come up.

I just have a hard time justifying it. There is no overlap in the character backgrounds that I see... They are all "baby runners" (street rep of 0) and I don't recall seeing any qualities taken to change that.

Unless we have worked together for Slim Charles before, I can't see any reason to have even heard of each other that doesn't seem forced.

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I have a question for our GM: Your Instruction house rules say that karma cost is reduced by 25%, round down. I take that to mean that the reduction amount is rounded down, not the resulting karma cost. Is that correct?

Example: Gaining rank 1 in an active skill costs 2 Karma normally. If a character was Instructed, I take it to still cost 2 Karma (2 * 25% = 0.5, rounded down to 0, subtracted from 2 = 2), rather than 1.

And as an aside, what happened to our Decker / Technomancer? Are they out completely? Or does it remain to be seen?
Mulcarn has network problems, is currently waiting for a repair man
In that case, here is a quick summary of where the IC thread sits:

At ~ 10:16pm Jaws is inside, heading outside. Harbinger is heading inside. Karmakaze is outside filming the fight that just ended. Aeron and Titan have yet to arrive (~45 minutes till arrival).
Alright i'm back and here is what happened as to why I was gone for so long. There was a construction crew doing some roofwork on one of the houses nearby to where I live. One of their trucks hit a power line when they were backing their truck up. Doing this, apparently, had knocked a few cables loose. Since the thirteenth I've been without phone and internet. Yesterday I was able to get somebody to actually come down and fix the damn thing. The only way I was able to talk to Jack was because there was a network that was unprotected that I was able to connect to. With all that said let me try and answer a few of your questions.

@Bastard - That's up to you guys really. I had it pictured in my mind that you guys didn't really know each other IC and needed a mission to be introduced and everything. But i'm fine with you all knowing each other beforehand.

For Text I use Red for Speech, Green for Matrix, Purple for Thoughts, Blue for Astral, Orange/Yellow for Whispers/Sub-vocal and Brown for Miscellaneous/Mentor Spirit.

You can use your own color code for your posts but the above will be the ones I'll be sticking with.

@Titan - Right, I didn't want too much of a contrived reason as to why you all may know one another. What I intended was a bunch of runners being contracted at random en mass. Kind of like how a retail business puts out a "We're Hiring" sign in front of their building and does one interview after another to see which candidate fits the bill the best. I'm not opposed to you all having met beforehand it's just it wasn't something I intended.

You're correct about my house rule. It's not going to do anything for something like going from Rank 0 to Rank 1. I wanted to create an incentive for raising one's skills instead of buying a quality or bonding a focus. Removing the training/learning time was one way of doing that. Coupled with altering how Instruction work. I'm getting off track here but yes you're interpretation is correct.
Strongly request a discount of 25% off your monthly bill because you were without internet for a week.

I'll go back through and edit my IC posts after I revise my posting colors to more closely match yours. I know you said we could use our own, but we use similar colors for different things currently*, and that will be confusing to readers. It'll be a while, but it is on my to-do list.

*I use firebrick (red) for thoughts, and you for speech; I use darkcyan (blue) for speech, and you use it for astral; etc.

EDITed to add: I use this site for the color codes.
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EDITed to add: I use this site for the color codes.

Thanks... that is a handy site.

Something like this?

Color Code:
Firebrick | B22222 (Speech)
Purple | 800080 (Thoughts)
Darkcyan | 008B8B (Astral)
Lawngreen | 7CFC00 (Matrix)
Orange | FFA500 (Whisper)
Brown | A52A2A (Misc/Mentor)
So what is the status of the game?

Is Mulcarn still having 'net issues?
No idea, and we have had no update.
I haven't heard again from him, so I assume the internet problems haven't been resolved yet.

That said, you all could start to post your arrival, so we can do a bit of character play in the meantime
I can't speak for anyone else, naturally, but Titan has to wait for the cleanup after the ghoul fight to be addressed.

The driver wasn't incapacitated in any way, so that "faction" still has roughly 45 minutes (more like an hour for Titan) to respond to the 6 ghouls being knocked out. It could range from "let's get outta here (with or without the ghouls in the lot)" to "call in everyone... EVERYONE!!!," and I have no idea which way Mulcarn wants the story to go.
I too am waiting to watch Titan destroy some ghoulish bastards.
Well, I specifically kept to non-lethal means. The driver didn't attack, so he wasn't attacked in turn.
If this thing escalates it hopefully does so after we had dinner biggrin.gif
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I too am waiting to watch Titan destroy some ghoulish bastards.

Heh. smile.gif Don't get your hopes up too high. Hoopkicking isn't really Titans' role. He can do it, sure. But he was intended as the "brains" of the group. Although, after seeing Karmakaze, she will probably fill that role, and Titan will become a full on support character. The only thing he can't support is Magic.

Maybe a tactical leader... But that requires people to listen to him - that whole -2 Leadership dice pool and all. nyahnyah.gif
Time Warner Spectrum - Internet for fucks...

@Derfmancher - Yeah, that color code is perfect and i'll be using it or something as close to it as possible.

@All - The choice of learning more about the ghouls and truck driver isn't exclusive to Harbinger. If your character is keen on wanting to know what the hell that was all about then they are free to pursue at their own leisure. If you want to grab dinner first and find out more about the run then that's also fine and the whole ghoul thing will be left ignored. It's kinda of a side objective anyway.
Well Mulcarn, hopefully you aren't also behind one of the Puma 6 afflicted modems, the SurfBoard 6190 being the one most talked about (the one I am suffering through). Mine started really acting up after my ISP did some work in the area, so here's to wishing you a better situation than me.

As for the IC thread, I am going to have to respectfully ignore your latest response to what Titan sees. Unless the Chicago winds are strong enough to blow the Fly Spy back in time nyahnyah.gif there is still time for the other characters to change the situation. Hell, for all I know Jaws may eat one or two. wink.gif
I PMed Gilga (Jaws) and Bastard (Karmakaze) and asked them to come back to the game.

I told them the same thing I'll mention here:
If nothing changes by 12:01am EST (4:01am GMT) Monday the 31st, I will continue posting as if time passed without them.
Sorry for the length of the IC post. This is what happens when I have too much time to write a post. nyahnyah.gif

I deliberately ignored the Elf woman standing up against cover with a Salavette Guardian drawn filming the snow fall on knocked out ghouls. I'm hoping she went inside before the FlySpy flew over.
Sorry... busy this weekend at work and my wife is sick so I have been taking care of the kid when I get home.
No problem. Life happens.

Besides, it looks as if Mulcarn is AWOP again... I wonder if this is going to be a weekly thing for a while? Anyway, it looks like the rocky start will continue.

((Absent With Out Post))
hiya folks sorry for the late entry here is split ugly but fun. split was a poor boy boxer grew up in a rought area and has been running tryin to fit into the world ever since. he has done some freelance stuff for the triad with escorting money to get by and live a alright life but he has been wanting to get from under anyone thumb and moving into the shadows gives him that ability.

NAME/ALIAS:(Split) PLAYER: saytr METATYPE: Troll AGE: 35 SEX: male NUYEN: 0
HEIGHT: 9' WEIGHT: 450 HAIR: black black EYES: black SKIN: dark green
AGILITY: 4 (6)

Blades 10 4 6 0 0
Climbing 9 2 7 0 0
Clubs 10 4 6 0 0
Con 3 1 2 0 0
Disguise 4 1 3 0 0
Etiquette 3 1 2 0 0
Gymnastics 8 2 6 0 0
Infiltration 7 1 6 0 0
Intimidation 3 1 2 0 0
Leadership 3 1 2 0 0
Longarms 8 2 6 0 0
Negotiation 3 1 2 0 0
Palming 7 1 6 0 0
Perception 6 3 3 0 0
Pilot Ground 10 1 9 0 0
Running 9 2 7 0 0
Shadowing 4 1 3 0 0
Swimming 9 2 7 0 0

Unarmed Com 10 4 6 0 0
SKILLS Show: YESPage Break: NO
roger moore/fixer Contact 3 3
shen lui/triad money launder Contact 3 3

Erased (24 Hours) SR4 90
High Pain Tolerance (Rating 2) SR4 91
SINner (Criminal) (steven blank) SR4 95
Thermographic Vision RC 115
Will to Live (Rating 2) SR4 93

TOTAL 11/9
Armor Jacket 8/6

Remington 990 8 7P -1 SA
Imaging Scope; Shock Pad; Sound Suppressor; Stock

Extendable Baton 10 5P - 2
Knife 10 5P - 1
Unarmed Attack 10 5P - 1

Bone Density Augmentation Rating 2 0.6 Standard SR4 345
Dermal Plating Rating 2 1 Standard SR4 342
Muscle Augmentation Rating 2 0.4 Standard SR4 345
Muscle Toner Rating 2 0.4 Standard SR4 346
Reaction Enhancers Rating 2 0.6 Standard SR4 342
Wired Reflexes Rating 2 3 Standard SR4 342

GMC Bulldog Step-Van (Van) 0 5/10 90 2 16 8 1 (5) 16 3 3 3 3 3 SR4 349

Transys Avalon 4 4 4 4

Satellite Link; Subvocal Microphone; Trodes

Middle 3

Fake License (Wired Reflexes) 3 3 SR4 332
Fake SIN (mike myers) 3 3 SR4 332
piloting ground craft to meet.
Good news, I'm still alive. Bad news, I'm still alive.
Good to see you again.

I wrote a post last night that I was going to put up today, but I'll hold on to it for a day or two to see how things shake out so I can modify it as needed.
Looks like Mulcarn did the weekly surface, ping, dive deep, run silent routine again.

Well, with Bastard painting the rest of the group into a corner moving game time up to the meet time, I went ahead and modified my post I wrote Thursday to get us all into the same physical space (roughly) and time index (roughly) so we can all kick back and wait for the GM to pick up the threads together.

Speaking of which, @Mulcarn, there are a bunch of rolls in my posts. Do not feel obligated to respond to each roll. Only do so if there is something important or off from what would be expected. Example: The perception checks on the outside of Chicago's Own. I don't need to know details, but if I call up that info later I can say I took the time to get it.

Finally, @Saytr: I'm surprised no one mentioned this before, but your character is a different edition than everyone elses. If you and Mulcarn are okay with it, I don't have any issue. But, for the most part, your dice pools will be smaller than the rest of us. You might want to check with Mulcarn on the next surfacing. And let me know if my assumption of 5e is wrong. I would want to adjust to 4e if that is what the game is. smile.gif
My character is 5e as well.. is this not a 5e game? If so, I will have no idea whats going on, or what the differences are.
Nope, 5e all the way.
Hadn't peeked at Satyr's chara before - maybe Mulcarn should add the appropriate tag to the thread to avoid further confusion.
QUOTE (Titan @ Aug 5 2017, 08:32 PM) *
Well, with Bastard painting the rest of the group into a corner moving game time up to the meet time, I went ahead and modified my post I wrote Thursday to get us all into the same physical space (roughly) and time index (roughly) so we can all kick back and wait for the GM to pick up the threads together

My time stamps have been continuous. (#24, #31) Didn't mean to paint you into a corner. If you would have asked I could have modified my posts. Or if others time stamped as well, we could have been consistent. No need for the passive aggressive call out.
Well, you didn't paint me into a corner. Like I said, you painted everyone else into a corner, cutting off any further character interaction until Mulcarn could respond.

And, nothing passive aggressive about it. I called you out plain and simple. Perhaps you saw passive aggressive only because that is your style?
You simply could have asked me to edit my time stamps for more time. When I bumped up to 2325, GM was back and looking to move us forward.
This may be hard for you to believe, but your timestamps don't mean a thing to me. That is because my characters actions weren't tied to anyone else. I could have continued my plan to post one, or maybe two more times, but instead I voluntarily crunched all of that into a single post after your incredibly dick move of cock blocking four other players.

Even if you did the right thing after I called you on your douchebaggery, and moved back your time stamps for the other players, it wouldn't change a thing with my posts. Other than moving it up a week or two in real time, everything else would work out almost the same for Titan.
Alright I guess I better intervene here before things deteriorate even more. Let me try to answer your questions and correct any misunderstandings in order as I see them.

@Titan - I've taken note of your Piloting and Perceptions rolls. I'm in the middle of compiling details of what he sees and the threshold for your Piloting tests weren't very high at all so you passed with ease. Matrix Perception is going to be a different bag of tricks all together but i'll let you know what you've gotten so far in my next IC post.

@Satyr/All - This is indeed a 5e game only. Meaning all characters, PCs and NPCs will be made using 5e. I may take on inspiration from 4e but I won't be actually using anything from it. Cause then it'd be a house rule at that point. When you have the time could you please remake Split using 5e chargen.

@Jack - Hmmmm, duly noted. I'll see if I can tag this as 5e later.

@Bastard/Titan - PCs who want to time stamp their posts for a sense of temporal consistency is all fine in my book. But I don't consider it to be a mandate nor do I desire it to be one. Lets also not resort to childish name calling shall we. This game is very much in it's infancy and i'm still feeling everyone and everything out and constructing my plans based on those feelings.

@All - For clarification, it's currently 11:25 PM right now with you all gathered inside waiting for the soon-to-arrive Johnson.
QUOTE (Mulcarn @ Aug 6 2017, 10:34 PM) *
@Bastard/Titan - PCs who want to time stamp their posts for a sense of temporal consistency is all fine in my book. But I don't consider it to be a mandate nor do I desire it to be one. Lets also not resort to childish name calling shall we. This game is very much in it's infancy and i'm still feeling everyone and everything out and constructing my plans based on those feelings.

Again, I apologize. I did not mean to destroy the space-time continuum with my timestamps. I misunderstood where everyone was and simply trying to catch my character up to everyone else. I meant no disrespect to anyone, nor was I intentionally trying to fuck up anyone's game play.

It isn't uncommon for there to be miscommunication PbP games, but it can easily be rectified. If there are any problems with any of my future posts, just ask me directly to clarify or edit.
While passing the time:

I figure I'll start editing my old IC posts and moving the rolls to OOC posts and cross link them. I think that will clean up my posts a bit and make it more readable. So consider this a heads up that I'll likely be adding a few posts to this OOC thread, without any new content really.
I would be posting a response to the 4000 value, however, I appear to have only saved the password to my dice roller at work >.<
But that would mean you are gaming from work... And that couldn't be happening, right? nyahnyah.gif
From IC Post #3

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Matrix Search {Chicago’s Own Pizzeria}: 5d6t5: 2
I goofed on the roll, it should be Intuition not Logic, but in Titans' case they are the same value.

I’ll take all information I can get, but I am looking for the following in this order:
1) Location / Address / Coordinates – if I do not already have them.
2) Business hours – are they even open at 11:30pm? Or is this going to be a parking lot meet?
If they are open, then the following:
2a) What is the appropriate attire? I (the player) guess it is ‘dress down’ but it might be Demolition Man Taco Bell style here.
2b) All I can find on the building layout. Exits, primarily.
2c) The best food to order.
2d) Then the following as well, if possible

3) Area Security: Responders, and expected response times.

Let me know if I need to do additional extended test rolls.

Driving test: 12d6t5: 4
-1 Visibility (The SUV and Titan have Thermographic vision), for now, keeping it at the max walking speed ( 40 m / 3 seconds = 800 m / minute ~= 30 miles / hour ) but I might need to bump that up if I need to make a stop.
Assuming off road handling of 3, +1 for driving via AR.
From IC Post #9

{Original Post:
[ Spoiler ]

Matrix Search 2nd Roll {Chicago's Own Pizzeria} 4d6t5: 1
-1 Extended Roll
From IC Post #13

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Even though page 452 of the Core book states that the Control Rig adds its’ rating to a vehicles speed, I’m going to assume that is just for Limits. I find it hard to believe a vehicle can travel 4 times faster when Titan is jumped into it (although, I consider that a fault of the Speed chart, not the rule).

With that said, Jumped In, Hot and increasing speed to approximately 50 mph.
Pilot Ground Craft (Wheeled): 13d6t5: 4
Handling 3, +2 for VR, +2 for Control Rig (Core pg. 266), +2 for Control Rig (Core pg. 452)

I couldn't find anything about wind affecting aircraft piloting rolls, but I am going to assume that it causes difficulties anyway. I may be shortchanging Titan a bit. nyahnyah.gif

Jumped In, Hot
Pilot Aircraft (Remote Operation): 7d6t5: 2
Perception: 9d6t5: 1
Memory: 10d6t5: 1 - to remember the layout and the number of "hot spots" inside.

Man! The dice are hatin' on me tonight. Hopefully they will play nice on the next few sweeps...
From IC Post #23

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[ Spoiler ]

Take some stills of the ghouls sleeping in the snow.

Let us try this again…
Assuming 1 point of Noise due to range for circling Chicago’s Own.

Jumped In, Hot
Pilot Aircraft (Remote Operation): 6d6t5: 2
Perception: 8d6t5: 2
Memory: 10d6t5: 3 !!REDO!! I rolled the wrong dice (d5’s instead of 6’s) on the previous roll: FUBAR roll

Take some detailed video of the truck, trying to focus on company name, truck id, and the driver – if possible.

Note: Titans’ former life didn’t have delivery trucks arriving at night. I (the player) am aware that food delivery can happen late at night, more usually ungodly early in the morning… But Titan is unaware.

Continuing 1 point of Noise due to range for circling Chicago’s Own.

Jumped In, Hot
Pilot Aircraft (Remote Operation): 6d6t5: 1
Perception: 8d6t5: 2
Memory: 10d6t5: 5

Cancel the alarm text.

One last pilot roll to get home. No noise for this one.

Pilot Aircraft (Remote Operation): 7d6t5: 2

Remove glasses and micro omni-directional microphone from the Pulse Waves’ PAN.
Turn wireless off on everything else.
Then turn the Control Rig wireless back on.
Turn the wireless on the Pulse Wave on, and plug it into the SUV so it can send alerts and senseor readings to the Meta Link.
Add the glasses and mic to the Meta Links’ PAN.
Set Pulse Wave, Meta Link, and Control Rig to run Silent.
Create a folder to house details gathered about the Johnson he is about to meet.
Start audio and visual recording,

It has been about an hour since the ghouls were knocked out. They can start making healing tests to shake off the Stun damage
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