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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #15 on: (15:16:00/05-20-16) »
Looks perfect.

@rednblack I presume Edge is refreshed?


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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #16 on: (15:31:56/05-20-16) »
Yes, Edge is refreshed. Catching up ICly now.
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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #17 on: (18:58:09/05-20-16) »
IC response to Spitfire is up.

From a nuyen perspective, I'm not sure there was ever a cost mentioned for Megedagik to provide a commcode for Lazlo Heights, the coyote we were considering for Manhattan. I'll leave it to rednblack to decide, but I imagine 100-200 for the referral. (Run Faster mentions 100 as the price of a "good" bribe.)

I have updated Achak's ammo counts to reflect ammo spent and ammo gained. He'll try to buy some ammo off Mercer so that he's not running around with partial clips:
Ammo: Machine Pistol: APDS x10
Ammo: Machine Pistol: Stick-n-Shock x20
Total: 280

If the opportunity presents itself, he might also try to pick up the following if he passes by a Weapons World:
Ammo: Assault Rifle: Flechette x20
Ammo: Machine Pistol: Regular x20
Total: 170

It's obviously Achak-centric, but I'm regretting not making Lola's Loyalty rating 4 instead of 3. I imagine her being amiable with Achak, even if she doesn't quite reciprocate his feelings yet. I was probably short of contact points, and uncertain of whether to make her Connection 1 or Connection 2. I think I went with 2 to reflect her popularity with her fans.

From the too-much-detail department, Sylvan Spring Water is water from Mount Shasta that has been purified by Hestaby's Shasta Shamen, then sold at an appropriately exorbitant price. The problem is that most of the Shasta Shamen were killed on 9/18/74 (about 11 weeks before game time) by shadowrunners hired by Alamais as retribution for Hestaby not being suitably loyal to great dragon supremacy over humans blah blah blah. Anyway, I imagine a case (say 12 bottles) going for 240-300 now that availability is going to dry up. GM discretion there, but Achak will pay because he's trying to woo/impress Lola.

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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #18 on: (21:02:56/05-20-16) »
Finally got a post up, despite the forums being a little bitch again. And I finally get it written, trying to incorporate events from the last week or so of posts from rnb and Tec only to find that more posts have been made. So, sorry it reads as a bit rushed (it was), but it looks like we are moved to Tarislar and are ready to meet with both our new folks.


I needed to have a goodbye message from Sister Rebecca (we couldn't really abandon the flat before she returned), so I made something up. I'm  not really good at writing all of the religious stuff, so feel free to retcon it if it doesn't work for you.
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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #19 on: (21:05:56/05-20-16) »
I've had half of my IC post up for two days, but I came out to my mother's farm to do a couple days labour and help with some of the heavier jobs that need doing. I'll have that first post up tonight after the bonfire, then I'll keep up as we get into the swing.

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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #20 on: (10:20:16/05-21-16) »
Just a little fluff piece describing the harrows of international travel by sea. I'm not sure how the dice roller works, but I'm using Increase Intuition at F5, throwing 15 dice at it and resisting the 2 drain with 11 dice, so I would imagine 4-5 hits and no drain damage, sustained through focused concentration. It isn't really important to me, honestly, his perception is going to be 10-ish without the spell. It just seemed prudent for a paranoid fellow entering a brand new place to want every edge possible.

I left it open at him heading through the city for the first time to get to his new apartment, where his stuff would be. He doesn't have a bolt hole or anything yet, which was to roleplay the rigours of a shadow operative suddenly arriving in a new city with nothing and noone - a constant risk of the profession, but one we so rarely actually get to play through. A ward is going to be right up there on the list of things to invest in quickly!

Any rolls or challenges he might face on the way are purely up to you rednblack, if there's nothing I'll have him get home and contact the boards to receive whatever messages the team may have sent.

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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #21 on: (12:49:43/05-21-16) »
Good introduction, bangbang. I had fun reading it. Looks like we have some real writers in this game, so let's make the most of it.

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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #22 on: (22:46:12/05-21-16) »
Thanks! Once I flesh out his personality with a few interactions, I'll really dig into his thoughts and feelings. Right now, I'm easing into it partially because it is a new group, and I want to read the dynamic and slot in rather then come in like a wrecking ball, and partially because I really do see him as in shock. You don't take a rigid military background and take away everything he has dedicated his life to and have him bounce away like nothing happened. He is going to stick to absolute routine and procedure for awhile until he realizes that the life he had is gone. I'm thinking that will likely be when they go after Kreutz and nobody has your back but the runner next to you.

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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #23 on: (12:03:18/05-23-16) »
@Tec, let's see how well Achak fares on his search for Sylvan Spring: Negotiation + CHA (Sylvan Spring): 9d6t5 4
Pretty good.  That'll beat up to Availability 14 if the GM is buying Hits.  We'll say he's able to get some for 275 a case.  We've been building up to getting Lola onscreen for awhile, so I'm going to give you the honors of setting the scene and getting down to business at Kadie's.  Lola is able to reserve the booth.

Also, this:
He wracks his brains, trying to remember what those names mean. He presumes drones, because that's just the type of person Spitfire is.  Hopefully Patsy isn't some sort of sexbot, he thinks, then adds, Hopefully Punch isn't either.
fucking kills.

@bangbang, nice intro.  Are you confused how to use the dice roller in general, or for doing spells, etc? 

@Mal, minor ret-con. We need to have Flickr coming in to Tacoma, not SeaTac.  I'm likewise going to have you post ICly on the intros with Mercer and Flickr.  Nevermore is going to send the following message at about 2100.

<<@Mercer [Nevermore] Mercer cracking a smile, neh?  Have to see it to believe it.  Contact's ship comes in at 10:30 tomorrow.  His "mum" will facilitate introductions.  I trust you have a burner you can send me for the comcall?  Hope he can help.>>
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So it sounds like Achak is going to make contact with Spitfire at Kadie's while Mercer makes contact with Flickr. 
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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #24 on: (12:54:48/05-23-16) »
Casting F5 Increase Intuition: 15d6t5 6 for 6 hits, only counting 4, bringing my Intuition up to the maximum of 9.
Resist 3 Drain: 11d6t5 5 for 5 hits, successfully resisting the drain and pumping my rain resistance up, allowing me to instantly pull up my reflexes, phantasm, or invisibility as needed.

I didn't realize you all were using orokos. I got it now. This all went as usual, and in the future for non-combat situations I would love to establish the use of buying hits for any unopposed rolls. All I'll ever be doing is going for my 4 hits on Intuition (technically disallowed, as 15 buys 3.66 hits...), since both combat sense and increase reflexes benefit from extra hits, and my 11 dice of drain resistance should handle the 3 drain every time, more or less, and I'll always have enough time to take a lie down to get the stun box back. Just minimizes needing to roll and re-roll things for the desirable, and inevitable result.

Other than that, I'm in Seattle and heading off to the subway (a rather new experience, not a lot of those things in Tir Na Nog). If you have nothing to add to his travels GM-wise, I'll just respond to Mercer when I get to the apartment and recover my main 'link. Also, pardon me taking the liberty of having a free metalink, I figured it would be fine as a character piece that I won't be keeping. Like the lifestyle of anonymous shipping crate ;D

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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #25 on: (15:37:24/05-23-16) »
I'll tell my wife that someone on the internet thinks I'm funny. She may not believe me.

Achak has a few Meta Links to serve as burners. He will give one to Mercer to provide to Nevermore. I'll subtract it from my sheet.

@Mal Is Mercer willing to sell/share some ammo with Achak, per the earlier post? 10 rounds of APDS and 20 rounds of S-n-S, both for a machine pistol.

After what happened with Stake, Achak will be very wary of anyone traveling alone. He will at least have Mercer drop him off at Kadie's. I don't want to speak for Mercer too liberally so I'll leave it to Mal whether Mercer goes inside, stays on watch outside, or leaves to go meet Flickr. (Achak would not like Mercer traveling on his own, but Mercer is an adult. Achak can catch a ride from SpitFire if negotiations go well.)

I'll get a ridiculously self-indulgent IC about Kadie's posted before long, maybe tonight.

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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #26 on: (15:50:20/05-23-16) »
Finally got SF's 20qs up in my placeholder.  I'll try and get a little post talking about his past in more detail up as soon as I can.
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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #27 on: (20:10:48/05-23-16) »
Mercer is of the same thoughts as Achak - stick together. He would have insisted on Sister Rebecca taking an escort if he'd had input, but he woke up too late. And anyway, she did after a fashion since the church provided a driver. Normally he probably would have been more suspicious of the "break-up" via text message (especially after Stake's fake messages), but I didn't want to derail the game for a character that was leaving (I spent way to much time in a similar situation with APB), and I didn't really have the time to spend on it anyway.


So he'll accompany Achak to the club and do the meet. He'd prefer to have more numbers heading into a meeting with a complete unknown, so he'd probably try to get Spitfire to come along to the meet with Flickr - the more the merrier if it turns out to be a trap.


And yeah, Mercer's fine with sharing the ammo. I'll mark it off my sheet.


I'll try to get an IC up with the scheduling of the meet. I'm not sure how we want to do this. Since both Mercer and Achak will be meeting with Spitfire, Flickr will be twiddling his thumbs while we wrap that up. Or we can do both simultaneously, but that could get confusing. We could also just throw caution to the wind and split the party. I'll take it as far as making the intros while we decide how to go from there.
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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #28 on: (20:18:55/05-23-16) »
Will Mercer accept nuyen for the ammo? Achak will offer, since their relationship is in that early "we have a similar objective but we're not exactly amigos" phase. Plus Mercer has some pretty fantastic debt to address.

Having everyone meet at the club works for me. We could sit at adjacent booths so that Mercer can meet with Flickr while Achak pitches the deal to SpitFire, the idea being to avoid IC weirdness/overlap/sequencing issues. Alternatively, if someone knows that their IC posting schedule will be good or bad this week then we can focus on the available player to begin.

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Re: [5e OOC] Hunters Chapter 2: Fontanelle
« Reply #29 on: (20:25:31/05-23-16) »
Focus on Flickr.  This week is better than last, but still hectic/chaotic.  I still owe a big post for the TbF thread :/
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