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Author Topic: [5eOoC] 2075/6: Stormy Waters [Persistent World; recruitment always open]  (Read 143511 times)

Aria

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The shadows of Seattle are only so big, the events of a run in one area may well have more than a butterfly effect on the lives of other runners at the far end of the ‘plex.  This campaign / living world pbp hopes to address some of that effect by running standalone threads that share a common background / metaplot, potential contacts etc.

This is a multi IC thread game, cross forum, with two unifying OoCs, one here on ShadowGrid and the other on Dumpshock.  Events in one IC can and will spill over into the others although you don't have to follow the others if you don't want to, the individual ICs will be playable in isolation...timelines will vary along with location etc but common themes/ threads will be woven throughout.

Recruitment is always open!  Jump in, all are welcome!

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This thread is an extension of the very successful 2072 thread started by Unsound on Dumpshock (a very long time ago now), [IC, OOC] and it is now cross forum to attract more potential players.

ShadowGrid OoC: You’re in it!

Dumpshock OoC: <<Here>>

For current IC threads please refer to the second post in each respective OoC

Obsidian Portal Campaign Page <<Stormy Waters>> note this contains campaign data, map links etc.  I would prefer all players to have an account (it’s free) and maintain their characters there, and there are in-game rewards for doing so (see below).  Let me know your user name and I can invite you to the page.

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All three character gen levels from SR5 will be accommodated to provide players and GMs with a wide range of options.  Normal folks/low powered/street level, typical runners and prime runners!  Each IC recruitment will set out which options (and any minor variations) should be used. 

In addition to players I’d welcome anyone who would like to GM within the framework of the multi-thread!

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Character Gen
RAW applies unless specifically stated otherwise.  All current books are available (including the pdf minis like Assassin’s Primer).  Check with your GM if you want to use any of the optional rules.
In addition each GM will provide a freebie intro contact, who might be a fixer, Johnson or anyone needed to get the runners into the game.

Character Advancement
Prior to the game:
1 karma for inputting your character stats on OP
1 karma for providing a character physical description
1 karma for providing a character sketch/image (if you source it from inside the team, here’s looking at Obidancer, then they get a point of karma too)
2-3 karma for providing a detailed background or 20 questions or similar

In game: Every two IC posts you make will net you 1 karma and 2,000 nuyen.  This means a much faster progression than is normally achieved in a pbp game.  Karma and cash can usually be spent mid game (subject to your GMing agreeing), with some purchases just being retconned, some needing some IC justification.

Every additional OP post (eg. location or contact write-up) counts as an IC post for calculating awards.

If you are posting in multiple IC threads you can in theory allocate the karma/cash in whichever way you want.  This is mostly applicable if you are posting IC information that isn’t directly from the POV of one of your characters – in the past we’ve had JackPoint type info posts, news flashes, anything that adds flavour to the game world is perfectly acceptable!

Edge Refresh
This will be down to the GM of the individual sub-thread.  I will tend to refresh it for every major scene which may be slightly more often than is strictly RAW but works ok given the typical progression of pbp games.

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House Rules and Combat Options (so far):

RG2: Target Size Modifiers will be applied.  Otherwise the various additional rules from sourcebooks can be applied according to the needs/desires of the players and GM.

Spirits / sprites summoned at a level over magic / resonance will almost always roll edge to resist summoning – you have been warned!

Background count is considered to be a min. of 1 in the barrens and other locations noted by your GM but this will not generally be applied as runners are considered to have acclimatised themselves to the effects (without the need for the Homeground quality).  So you know when background count does strike that the GM has something nasty in store for you!

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Any questions please fire away!

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PC Lists by IC Thread

Call of Fate

Player: Adamu <<Al>> Human JOAT
Player: CSJarrat <<Halfpint>> Gnome Drone Rigger
Player: Jack_Spade <<Isaint>> Orc Bodyguard
Player: Pistolgrip <<Jackhammer>> Orc Bow Adept
Player: Obidancer <<Rick>> Human Chaos Mage
Player: Mercy Merchant <<Robyn>> Blind Elf Hacker
Player: BrickYardBabe <<Iris>> Elf Black Mage

Tribal Beats

Player: Jack_Spade Character: <<Thorn>> Freedom (pig ugly) Orc bouncer
Guest Starring: Adamu Character: <<Al>> Human dockworker

Completed Games and/or Absent PCs
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I got a few updated characters from dumpshock threads where I no longer have an account.....

If someone wants to GM I can play and introduce a couple here.

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I also have a topic for a PbP that I can introduce as a support thread : http://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?topic=17754.0
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As an introduction to my 2075 campaign here on ShadowGrid I’m going to run a quick fire run where the action starts mid-run rather than drag through the planning stage (which often seems to spell the death of pbp threads).  It will accommodate most archetypes and a strict team build isn’t necessary, I will tailor the opposition to the players/PCs that are interested in playing.

Current IC threads:

Circus Tricks

The Cirque de l’Ombre needs an escort from Tarislar across the ash wastes of Puyallup to the more civilised areas around Loveland.  A new fixer in town, an orc called “Torrent” is hiring a disparate group of runners to run shotgun on the circus’ land trains.  He obviously has some connection to the circus as this is a job where he is acting personally as the Johnson.

I am looking for a number of players to play normal runner builds.  You will get a free Connection 5 contact, an orc calling himself Torrent.  He’s new in town and trying to establish his rep here but any fixers you know will let you know he is well established in Europe and has a rep for dealing well with runners.
This sounds great, I'd like to take a decker slot on that if possible?
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I've got a combat medic I'd like to run if the decker/to role is already filled.
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Given the nature of pbp and players disappearing I have no problems with multiple deckers, or any other archetype - I'd much rather people played the character they want to than one that fits the group.  I will adjust the opposition to suit whoever is around and wants to play...

@Fenris, hello again!  Feel free to bring your characters over.  I'm not planning on running another game other than CT but I'd be happy to start a 'general IC' here too where you could explore your characters as you started to do on DS.
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@Aria, I'm happy to play either Bittorrent a Troll Face/Technomancer (sub-optimum build for extra fun RP), or Dr. Grumpy a Dwarf Combat Medic (aspected sorcerer german ex-military).  I had fun coming up with both concepts.  I'm not familiar with the Stat Lite Char gen you allude to in your OP.
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I was thinking of playing the two characters from tribes with some minor changes since the new rulebooks were available. I'll instead pass on this game and keep them in reserve.

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@Aria, I'm happy to play either Bittorrent a Troll Face/Technomancer (sub-optimum build for extra fun RP), or Dr. Grumpy a Dwarf Combat Medic (aspected sorcerer german ex-military).  I had fun coming up with both concepts.  I'm not familiar with the Stat Lite Char gen you allude to in your OP.
Either would be fine!  I'd say play both if you want but that might be too much :P

Stat Lite is something I've done on the Dumpshock thread, it's basically something I've conjured up myself so that on certain threads (for example Circles of Power) there is some form of character gen involved but little dice rolling in the IC.  I don't propose to do anything like that here yet... CT will be normal runner builds.
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The backdrop to the CT game is inspired by Erin Morgenstern's Night Circus - well worth a read, has some SR themes even if in no way related...

The route will be approximately 20miles through some nasty ash filled terrain from Tarislar to the Puyallup border...I will try and sort out a Google Maps version for you all.

I will probably start the action off when the convoy is leaving / has just left Tarislar, any major planning and organisation can be done OoC or we can retrospectively pick up obvious things... I've got no problem with flashback posts but I don't want to spend ages meeting Mr Johnson and have the run fold before it's got off the ground!

Anyway, hope this gives some of you food for thought.  If anyone wants to play one of the circus troupe let me know and I can fill you in on some of the background I've been mulling over.
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got a rigger/decker together for this. chummer 5 spitting out an exception code when i try and print it off though so might just have to send over the .chum5 file instead!
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@Aria: How do you want char's submitted?  .pdf? Using a template in bbcode?  PM'd or posted here?
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Ooh. I always kind of meant to ask about these on Dumpshock, but real life things kept getting in the way. I'd love to work up some kind of magician type for Circus Tricks, if that's alright.

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@Aria: How do you want char's submitted?  .pdf? Using a template in bbcode?  PM'd or posted here?
Whatever's easiest!  If I can work out how to do it I like to have a master list of PC's in links on the third post in this thread, saves me having to hunt them down when I want to check something.  That said I haven't worked out how to link from within a thread yet so they'd have to be external links or new topics per character which seems a little overkill... open to suggestions!

Ooh. I always kind of meant to ask about these on Dumpshock, but real life things kept getting in the way. I'd love to work up some kind of magician type for Circus Tricks, if that's alright.
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