Shadowrun, the Sixth World

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TheNeverThere

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Welcome to the Sixth World, the world of Shadowrun, a grim-dark not-so-distant future where the difference between a nice home and crawling around on the streets is a life as a corporate zombie.

But there is another life, albeit a much more dangerous, but much more fun, one. The life of a Shadowrunner. To describe what a Shadowrunner does is to try and describe every kind of black op, espionage, illegal act, and innocent prank imaginable, and a few that are beyond even that. But to describe what a Shadowrunner is is actually quite simple: Plausible Deniability for the Corporate Nations.

Does this frighten you? No? Good, because we've just barely scratched the surface, ya bunch of yonos. REALLY fraggin' long story short(er), for you slots too poor to pay attention or too dumb to understand what I'm saying, back at the turn of the century, alot of major shit happened which lead to corporations gaining the same rights as nations. Needless to say, the little people (that's us) got the shit end of the crap stick. The bigwigs decided to call this extraterritoriality, and corps all over started snatchin' it up left and right. Bye 2009, countries had begun to fall apart and reassemble faster than you can say Dunkelzahn. But that's not the biggest thing to happen. The biggest thing was UGE. That's right: Unexplained Genetic Expression, also known as the Awakening. Basically, as we found out later, it was simply magic saying "HI HONEY! I'M HOME!" with about the tact and poise of a nuke. Scientist and philosphers all said it was the Mayans who predicted it on that giant stone fortune teller of a calender of theirs. Their Sixth World popped into our lives, unwanted and unbeckoned, on December 24, 2011. Oh, there was also Goblinization, but no one cares about those trogs. So basically, randomly across the world, you got people throwing fireballs left and right, your Average Joe spontaneously turning into an Elf, Dwarf, or god forbid, orc or troll, and oh, let's not forget the giant dragons everywhere. For those of you with some brains still left in ya head, check with FastJack for details. You may now shit yourself.

Well, that's all you'll get from me...for now, at least. Ta-ta, kiddies. Don't get your head shot off.

Sincerely,
-Darky




Ok, so this is a 4th Edition/20th Anniversary Edition Shadowrun game. Character Build is using the standard 400 BP. No more than half of this may be used on Attributes (in other words, you've got up to 200 points for attributes, and 200 for other stuff, including race). You may buy UP TO 35 BP worth of Positive Qualities using your starting BP. You may recieve UP TO 35 bonus BP from Negative Qualities. If you're new to this kind of character creation, I suggest staying in the Core Book.

A few notes:
1) Do not worry about paying for a Lifestyle. That'll be taken care of.

2) This game will (mostly) take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, UCAS in the year 2072. If you're not familiar, do a bit of research. Wikipedia is fine. Many locations will be changed, though several historical ones will remain mostly the same.

3) This game has 2 GMs, myself and Vay. I will be handling the main story, while Vay will be in charge of character-driven (ie, influenced by backstory and what you do in the main story) side-plots in between chapters. So the better the your background, the better Vay can do his job.

4) I WILL be trying to kill you, because as Shadowrunners in 2072, that's just how things are. I will, however, pull my punches from time to time, because making a character is a bitch, though don't think this means you'll get out with a simple KO. There will be consequences. >:D

5) In addition to your real name and alias, you will also need a Username for the In-Game Chatroom 'Pariah'. You will also need a name for each Fake ID you own.

6) Before play in the IC starts, there will be about 3 sessions of play that will take place in the CBox's RolePlay Box. This will simulate the meetings in Pariah. We will need to discuss the best time for these sessions. More sessions in Pariah may take place as plot dictates in the future.

7) I think this is it, but I can't help but feel I'm forgetting something. If I remember/create a real #7, I'll post it here, and let you know.
7) Here is a link containing alot of Shadowrun Slang. I like, you like, everybody like. http://www.intercom.net/user/logan1/glossary.htm

I forgot something rather important: Books
Here is your book list: Shadowrun 20th Anniversary Edition, Arsenal, Augmentation, Runner's Companion, Street Magic, Unwired.
These books can be obtained from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b906640685131e1fab1eab3e9fa335ca379a3303ad56d9b7#ktv7v4cm64f92,1

Also, you may want to try and find the Sixth World Almanac for a more detailed history and description of many of the remaining countries.

Pariah: http://www.wix.com/theneverthere/pariah
Password will be revealed later this week

The password is horizons
 
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TheNeverThere

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Name: Killian Toombs
Alias: Cait Sidhe
Fake ID: Randy Peters
Username: Dulahan
Age: 49

Avatar:


Karma: 0


Metatype: Elf (Dryad/Drake)

Attributes:

BOD 2 | 1/6 (9)
AGI 6 | 2/7 (10)
REA 5 | 1/6 (9)
STR 3 | 1/6 (9)
CHA 6 | 3/8 (12)
INT 2 | 1/6 (9)
LOG 4 | 2/7 (10)
WIL 3 | 1/6 (9)
INI 2 | 2/11 (16)

Essence: 5.4
Edge: 1
Magic: 1 (from Drake)
Resonance: 0

Qualities:

Positive:
Metagenetic Improvement: Logic(20BP)
Erased(10BP)
Restricted Gear: Styer AUG-CSL(5BP)

Negative:
Bioluminescence(5BP)
Mood Hair(5BP)
Striking Skin Pigmentation: Obsidian(5BP)
SINner(5BP)
Records on File: Aegis Cognito(10BP)

Skills:
Astral Combat(2) (Dracoform only)
Pilot Ground Craft(3)
Automechanic(2)
Firearms(2)
Heavy Weapons(2)
Armorer: Firearms(3)

Knowledge:
Academic: Indiana History 3
Academic: Politics 2
Professional: Media Personel 4


Languages:
Sperethiel (N)
English 3
Japanese 4
Russian 2

Gear
Thundercloud Contrail (5000)
-Nitrous Injection (2500)
Styer AUG-CSL (4000)
Bike Racing Armor (500)
-Helmet (200)
Leather Duster (200)
Transys Avalon Comm (5000)
-Iris Orb (1000)
-Sim Module (100)
-Internal (2000)
Biometric Reader (200)
Fake SIN/4 (4000)
AR Gloves (250)
SIN (Free)


Contacts:
5/5 Fixer: Hirata Toshio/Human


Killian was born in Tir na nOg to an elven mother and father. Immediately he faced a rough life, because even for a dryad metavarient, he was different. While his parents always loved him, the other parents always watched him with disgust in their eyes. After all, unlike normal elves and dryads, his skin had an unearthly obsidian sheen, his hair changed color with his moods, and he had markings all over that glowed a neon green. However, he made the most of his life, and when he was eleven, his parents adopted another young elf named Ultán. The two got along amazingly, and life got a bit brighter for Killian. Then one day, when he was in his late twenties, a surge of mana shot through the elven island. Killian had been away from his town when this mana wave hit, and the villagers, who had grown accustomed to his odd appearance, feared something terrible might have happened to him when he didn't return for several days. He never did return, and all traces were lost, save for a dragon flying toward the coast a few days after the surge. A dragon bearing similar colorations to Killian. The next time the name Killian Toombs showed up, it was in his marriage to the dryad Alana Aisling, the owner of an up-and-coming club in downtown Indianapolis. Ever since, Killian and Alana have been 'entertaining' guests nearly every day and night.
 

Vay

The Empress
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Mostly Fantasy and Sci-fi, though I’ll do anything if the plot is good.
Name: Ultán Toombs
Age: 46
Metatype: Elf (low light vision)
Fake ID: Lachtna Magan
Pariah Username: System Message

Attributes:

BOD 3
AGI 2
REA 4
STR 3
CHA 4
INT 3
LOG 5
WIL 3
INI 6

Essence: 4.9
Edge: 2
Magic: 0
Resonance: 0

Body: 10 boxes
Stun: 10 boxes

Qualities:

Positive:
Ambidextrous
Codeslinger (Hack on the fly)
Photographic memory
Restricted Gear

Negative:
Uncouth
Evil Twin

Skills:

Active:

Cyber Combat 4
Electronic Warfare 4
Hacking 4
Computer 4
Data Search 4
Hardware 4
Software 4

Automatics 3
Pistols 3

Pilot Ground Craft: 2
Pilot Anthroform: 2
Pilot Aircraft: 2

Knowledge:

Academic: Matrix history: 1
Processional: Corporate Security Procedures: 3
Interest: Matrix Chat rooms and clubs: 3


Language:
Sperethiel N
English 5
Japanese 4


Gear

Aeries Predator IV (5P -1AP SA 15c) (Smartgun system; Concealable holster)

HK Urban Combat (5p - SA/BF/FA 3 36c)

Armor Jacket (Reversible, one side red the other black)

Software:

Analyze 4
Browse 4
Command 5
Edit 4

Firewall 3 -

Armor 4
Attack 5
Biofeedback Filter 4
Blackhammer 4
Databomb 2
Decrypt 3
Spoof 4
Stealth 5
Track 4

9 different VR games
Virtual pet (Elf female)

Cyberwear:

Implanted Fairlight Caliban Comlink 0.2
Control rig 0.5
Datajack 0.1
Hot-Sim Module 0.2
Cyber Hair (user controllable color)

Smartlink 0.1

Suzuki Mirage

Shiawase Kanmushi (microdrone)

Fake SIN R4 (fake ID alias: Lachtna Magan)

Fake HK Urban Combat Licence R4

Contacts:

4/2 Fixer: Helena Jones/ Elf
2/2 Mechanic: Mort Smith/ Orc
 
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Karsikan the Berzerker

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Reserved for a not hungover GMK.


Name: Nathan steelhead
Age: 19
Metaltype: Ork
Fake ID: George Morgan
Username: Headbanger

Attributes:
This shit is totally not metal

BOD 7
AGI 4
REA 3
STR 7
CHA 2
INT 4
LOG 2
WIL 4
INI 7

Essence: 0.25
Edge: 3
Magic: 0
Resonance: 0

Body: 13 boxes
Stun: 10 boxes
Overflow: 8 boxes

Qualities:

Positive:
Guts
Toughness
Will to Live (1)
Quick Healer
High Pain Tolerance (1)

Negative:
Addiction (Mild, smoking)
SINner
Prejudiced (Elves, biased)
Allergy (cats, mild)

Skills:

Active:

Blades 4
Athletics 2
Longarms 2
Pistols 2
Dodge 1
Pilot Ground Craft 2
Cracking 2
Outdoors 2

Knowledge:

Security Procedures 2
Ares Macrotech 3
Street Drugs 1

Language:
Or'Zet N
English 1
Mandarin 4
Japanese 4


Gear
Armor Jacket
Greatcoat Line
Magnesium Torch
Survival Kit

Claymore
Colt Manhunter
Defiance T-250

Thundercloud Morgan ATV (It's red of course)
Offroad Tires
Concealed Armor

Cyberware:
(All obvious)
Aluminum Bone Lacing
Dermal Plating 2 (Alpha)
Vision Enhancement 2
Built in Grapple Gun
Voice Modulator
Audio Enhancement 2
Muscle Enhancement 2 (Alpha)
Shock Hand

Basic Cybereyes
Basic Cyberears
Obvious Right Arm (Alpha)

Remaining nuyen: 33880

Character Shit

It's worth mentioning that he sounds exactly like Nathan Explosion of dethklok. He is also a passionate follower of metal, to the point where he will punch a radio that isn't playing metal, until it either breaks or decides to start playing metal.

Before he became a runner he worked security for Ares Macrotech, mostly as a riot control officer. he was promoted to more internal security matters but quit shorly after, claiming it wasn't 'metal' enough.
 
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Warmaster Death

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perhaps dorfs will rise. perhaps.
 

Zypher

Can I transfer you to my manager?
Invitation Status
,
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Adventure stories! They can be fantasy, modern, sci-fi, all kinds! Give me some good world travel stories and I'm all over it! I also enjoy romance stories and even though I tend to play females I love playing gay men.


Name: Aika Sayashi
Age: 25
Metatype: Human
Fake ID: Ayaka Mitsui
Pariah Username: Musume

Attributes

Body - 4
Agility - 5 (7) | 6 (9)
Reaction - 3
Strength - 4
Charisma - 3
Intuition - 3
Logic - 3
Willpower - 3
Edge - 2
Esscence - 4.25


Qualities

Positive:
Firefight (3)
Toughness
Ambidextrous
Bilingual

Negative:
Simsense Vertigo
Prejudiced (Dwarves)
Kleptomaniac (Small kitchy things)
Oblivious

Skills

Active:

Unarmed Combat - 5
Pilot Ground - 5
Pistols - 4
Shadowing - 4
Infiltration - 4
Palming - 4
First Aid - 4
Perception - 2

Knowledge:

Professional: J-Pop - 6
Academic: Japanese History - 4
Interest: Club Music - 2

Language:

Japanese (N)
Cantonese (N)
English (4)
French (2)

Gear

Nissan Rabbit (2-Seater Car)
- Oil Slick Sprayer
- Smuggling Compartment
- Standard Mount
- Concealed Visibility
- Flexible Flexibility
- Remote Control
- Enhanced Image Screen
- Ares MP-LMG + Ammo

Fichetti Security 600 x 2 (Pistols)
- 100 Clips
- Hidden Arm Slides
- Silencers
- 4 Extra Clips
- Laser Sights

Clothing:
Heritage Chinese Uniform
Heritage Kimono
Moonsilver Cocktail Dress

Cyberwear:
Implanted Fairlight Caliban
- NovaTech Navi
- Sim Mod

Biowear:
Rating 2 Muscle Toner
Rating 3 Orthoskin

Misc:
Fake SIN lvl 4
Fake Concealed Carry Liscence
Crestick
DocWagon Contract - Basic
Gecko Tape Gloves
Medkit lvl 6

Contacts

5/6 Fixer: Kanon Hirahara/Human
5/6 Street Doc: Ken Hastings/Human
 

Childish Grumpino

"...before turning the gun on himself."
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I'm rolling Hippie out for this.

Stand by for a stoned Gnome demolitions/inflitration specialist.
 
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TheNeverThere

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Making a gnome will require use of Runner's Companion. It's a metavarient. And we're going to have some silly explosive making, since Effort can make the compounds, I can build the bombs, and Grumpy will be able to use the bombs. XD
 
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TheNeverThere

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I just posted a link to grab the books, so there's that as well.
 
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TheNeverThere

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The ensuing battle.

But enough of this sillyness.
 

Childish Grumpino

"...before turning the gun on himself."
DONATING MEMBER
Invitation Status

Name: Arthur Eames
Alias: Hippie
Fake ID: Joseph Rowley
Username: Bombasta
Age: 23

Race: Gnome
Resources Remaining: 24150 nuyen

ATTRIBUTES
Body: 4
Agility: 5[8]
Reaction: 4 [6]
Strength: 3 [6]
Charisma: 3
Intuition: 3
Logic: 3
Willpower: 3
EDGE: 2

Phys Init: 7[9]
Passes: 1[3]
Essence: 1.83

ACTIVE SKILLS
Athletics (Group): 4
Stealth (Group): 4
Perception: 4
Blades: 4
Dodge: 4
Pistols: 3
Longarms: 4
Demolitions: 6

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS
LANGUAGES
English: N

SKILLS
Criminal (Drug Dealers): 3
Criminal (Couriers): 4
Corporate Zones: 3
Hangouts (Couriers): 3
Jazz Music: 3
Jazz Clubs: 2

QUALITIES
RACIAL
Arcane Arrester
Neoteny
Thermographic Vision

POSITIVE
Erased (24hrs)
Restricted Gear (Bioware)

NEGATIVE
Simsense Vertigo
Compulsive - Mild
Enemy (2)
Vendetta

CONTACTS
Vory Lieutenant [Loy 3, Con 3]

GEAR
CYBER/BIOWARE
Balance Tail (Alpha)
Muscle Toner - 3
Muscle Augmentation - 3
Gecko Hands
Synthacardium 3 (Alpha)
Wired Reflexes II

EQUIPMENT
x200 Hollow Point Rounds
x100 Explosive Rounds
x5 kgs of Plastic Explosives
x10 Timer Detonators
x5 kgs of Foam Explosives
Lockpick Set
Maglock Passkey
Miniwelder
Cellular Glove Molder, Rtg 3
Fake SIN, Rtg 4

ARMOUR
Urban Explorer Jumpsuit (6/6, Mods - Climbing Gear)
Chameleon Suit (6/4, Mods - Thermal Dampening 5)
Form-Fitting Body Armour Full-Body (6/2)

MELEE WEAPONS
Victoronix Memory Blade (R1, AP -1, 5P, Mods - Personalised Grip)
Monofilament Sword (R1, AP -1, 6P Mods - Personalised Grip)

RANGED WEAPONS
x2 Colt Manhunter
[Type - Pistol, SA, AP -1, 5P]
[Mods - Silencer, Personalised Grip]
Franchi SPASS-22
[Type - Shotgun, SA/BF, -1, 7P]
[Mods - Metahuman Customisation, Sound Suppressor, Silencer]
The Bad Baby (HK PSG Enforcer)
[Type - Sniper Rifle, SA, AP -3, 7P]
[Mods - Chameleon Coating, Metahuman Customisation, Sound Suppressor]

COMMLINK
Transys Avalon Commlink [Resp 4, Sig 4]
Iris Orb OS [FW 3, Sys 3]

WiP
 
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Seiji

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I've been working on a character for some days now.

He's 99% Cybernetic. Something like, .03 Essence. lolol.
 

Childish Grumpino

"...before turning the gun on himself."
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You're not a true Street-Samurai until your Essence is basically a gaping black vortex of technology that traumatises Mages, Seiji.

youredoingitright.jpg
 
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Warmaster Death

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Dorf Dorffinson.

Heavy Weapons and shit.

rulestuff to follow later.
 

Zypher

Can I transfer you to my manager?
Invitation Status
,
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Adventure stories! They can be fantasy, modern, sci-fi, all kinds! Give me some good world travel stories and I'm all over it! I also enjoy romance stories and even though I tend to play females I love playing gay men.
Poor Musume! All these creepy Dwarves about isn't going to be fun for her!
 
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Karsikan the Berzerker

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Hmmm, cat idea not working.....Cyber-paladin maybe?
 
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TheNeverThere

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No. Shadowrunners are criminals. A paladin would not work at all.
 
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Warmaster Death

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....paladins fight for whats RIGHT dont they? or one of those evil motherfucker paladins. blackguard or whatever.