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EiraHaexa

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Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
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Mouse is actually the reincarnation of my very first SR character. She's an elf from the Sioux Nation (Alder in current day Montana, specifically). When she was younger, she left her family's ranch to explore the world and wound up in Denver. Copious amounts of  bulldrek later (a different GM's campaign), she returned home to find that her parents had been nabbed and inhabited by bug spirits. Distraught and wanting revenge, she joined up with Firewatch to hunt bugs. A few years later, she was part of a Firewatch mission that went horribly wrong, and she was the only survivor. Being a shadowrunner turned straight, a higher up thought she made the perfect scapegoat for the failure. Disgraced, she returned to her ranch and lived the next several years in near-complete isolation, paying off a local go-gang to protect her property. Now she's discovered that the man who framed her was promoted, and is living in Detroit.

== Personal Data ==
Name: Unknown         Alias: Mouse
Elf, Female                     Movement: 8/16 (2m/hit)     Swim: 6 (1m/hit)     
~145lbs, 6'                     Composure: 10
Street Cred: 0                  Judge Intentions: 9
Notoriety: 0                    Lift/Carry: 8 (60 kg/40 kg)
Public Awareness: 0             Memory: 9
Karma: 0                        Nuyen: 2,154
Age: Unknown                    Skin: Tan
Eyes: Brown                     Hair: Black
Primary Arm: Right             

== Attributes ==
BOD: 4                          CHA: 5
AGI: 4                          INT: 4
REA: 4                          LOG: 4
STR: 4                          WIL: 5
EDG: 4                          MAG: 6

== Derived Attributes
Essence: 6                      Initiative:          8 +1d6
Physical Damage Track: 11       Rigger Initiative:   8 +1d6
Stun Damage Track: 12           Astral Initiative:   8 +3d6
Physical: 6                     Matrix AR:           8 +1d6
Mental: 6                       Matrix Cold:         4 + DP +3d6
   Audio Enhancement [+2] (Only for audio Perception)
   Medkit [+3] (Only for First Aid and Medicine)
   Vision Enhancement [+1] (Only for visual Perception)
   Vision Enhancement [+2] (Only for visual Perception)
Social: 7                       Matrix Hot:          4 + DP +4d6
Astral: 7

 == Active Skills ==
Arcana (Spirit Theory)          Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Armorer (Firearms)              Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Assensing (Aura Reading)        Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Astral Combat (Spirits)         Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  9 (11)
Automatics                      Base:  0  + Karma:  6  =  6   Pool: 10
Blades (Knives)                 Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Clubs (Batons)                  Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Con (Fast Talk)                 Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  7 (9)
Disguise (Camouflage)           Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Escape Artist                   Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Etiquette                       Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  7
First Aid                       Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Gymnastics (Dodging)            Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Heavy Weapons                   Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Longarms (Sporting Rifles)      Base:  0  + Karma:  6  =  6   Pool: 10 (12)
Navigation                      Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Palming                         Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8
Perception (Visual)             Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  9 (11)
Pilot Ground Craft              Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Pistols (Semi-Automatics)       Base:  0  + Karma:  6  =  6   Pool: 10 (12)
Sneaking                        Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8
Spellcasting                    Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  8
Survival                        Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  7
Tracking                        Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Unarmed Combat                  Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8

 == Knowledge Skills ==
English                         Native
Sioux                           Native
Area Knowledge: Cheyenne        Base:  4  + Karma:  0  =  4   Pool:  8
Codes (Physical)                Base:  2  + Karma:  1  =  3   Pool:  7 (9)
Combat Tactics                  Base:  2  + Karma:  0  =  2   Pool:  6
Corporation: Ares Macrotechnology (Ares Arms) Base:  4  + Karma:  0  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Corporation: Knight Errant (Firewatch) Base:  1  + Karma:  3  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Firearms (Design)               Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
History (Sioux)                 Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Law Enforcement Procedures (Professional) (Magical) Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Literature (Fiction)            Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Magical Threats (Insect Spirits) Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
NAN Military (Special Forces)   Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Security Tactics (Rapid Response) Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Underworld (Black Magic)        Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)

 == Qualities ==
Adept
Big Regret (Failed Mission)
Bilingual
Disgraced (Framed for Failed Mission)
Flashbacks I (Bugs)
Guts
Hawk Eye
High Pain Tolerance (Rating 1)
Latent Dracomorphosis (Part of the campaign)
Low-Light Vision
SINner (National) (Sioux Nation)
Tough and Targeted
Vendetta (Finding Who Framed Her)

 == Powers ==
Adept Spell (Bug Zapper)
Astral Perception
Combat Sense Rating: 1
Danger Sense Rating: 3
Enhanced Accuracy (skill) (Longarms)
Iron Will Rating: 2
Killing Hands
Natural Immunity Rating: 2
Supernatural Toughness Rating: 1

 == Lifestyle ==
High (High)5 Months
   + Grid Subscription (Global Grid)
   + Grid Subscription (Local Grid)
   + Grid Subscription (Public Grid)

 == Armor ==
Armor Clothing                     6
   + Chemical Protection 3
   + Biomonitor
Armor Jacket                       12
   + Chemical Protection 6
Critter Body Armor                 2
   + Chemical Protection 3
   + Gel Packs
   + YNT Softweave Armor
   + Biomonitor
Helmet                             2
   + Chemical Protection 3
   + CameraRating 6
   + RespiratorRating 6

 == Weapons ==
Ares Predator V
   + Smartgun System, Internal
   Pool: 10 (12)Accuracy: 7     DV: 8P       AP: -1    RC: 3
Colt Future Frontier
   + Custom Look
   + Quick-Draw Holster
   + Vintage
   Pool: 10     Accuracy: 5     DV: 8P       AP: -1    RC: 3
Grenade: Gas
   Pool: 3      Accuracy: 6     DV: 0        AP: -     RC: 3
Stun Baton
   Pool: 8 (10) Accuracy: 4     DV: 9S(e)    AP: -5    RC: 3
Survival Knife
   Pool: 8 (10) Accuracy: 5     DV: 6P       AP: -1    RC: 3
Unarmed Attack
   Pool: 8      Accuracy: 6     DV: 4P       AP: -     RC: 3
Winchester Model 2066
   + Sling
   + Vintage
   Pool: 10     Accuracy: 5     DV: 11P      AP: -1    RC: 3
Winchester Model 2067
   + Sling
   + Vintage
   Pool: 10 (12)Accuracy: 6     DV: 8P       AP: -1    RC: 3

 == Martial Arts ==
Wildcat

 == Commlink ==
Erika Elite (ATT: 0, SLZ: 0, DP: 4, FWL: 4)

 == Gear ==
Ammo: Regular Ammo (Heavy Pistols) x60
Ammo: Regular Ammo (Sporting Rifles) x60
Ammo: Regular Ammo (Shotguns) x60
Contacts Rating 3
   + Flare Compensation
   + Smartlink
Critter Goggles Rating 6
   + Flare Compensation
DocWagon Contract, Platinum (1 Year Advance Payment)
Duffel Bag (Nice)
Earbuds Rating 3
   + Audio Enhancement Rating 2
   + Sound Link
Grenade: Gas x3
Medkit Rating 3
NoPaint x2
Qi Focus (Bonded Foci) (Combat Sense) Rating 2
Quick-Draw Holster
Roll of Duct Tape
Spare Clip (Ares Predator V)
Subvocal Mic
Tool Kit (Armorer)
Training Kit
Weapon Focus (Bonded Foci) (Survival Knife) Rating 2

 == Vehicles ==
Toyota Gopher (Heavy-Duty Pickup)
   + Anti-Theft SystemRating 2
   + Armor (Concealed)Rating 2
   + Off-Road Suspension
   + Off-Road TiresRating 6
   + Winch (Basic)
   + Sensor ArrayRating 2

 == Contacts ==
Tony Redfeather (Go-Ganger), Alder (Connection: 2, Loyalty: 3)

Merle, (Pet, Dog, Connection: 1)
It is better to be crazy and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts.

"Nothing is wrong if no one can stop you."

Remember, you're only a genius when they need you. The rest of the time you're just an asshole.

Well, drek. Looks like Timmy fell into the Dissonance Well again.

Ogrepot

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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #1 on: (16:13:28/03-30-17) »
Don't like it much...
First for skills, when you mean Karma, you mean skill points right? because skills cost more than that in karma.
Second point, useless to take Bug Zapper and adept spell, with 2 in spellcasting, better buy something else.
Danger Sense at 1 rank, no adept spell and you have 1 rank in Improved Reflexes...
I would maybe take out iron will or supernatural toughness, get either elemental strike acid (if you expect long fights) or Penetrating strike 3 or 4.
I also like Adept Accident, but that's personal...

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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #2 on: (17:26:05/03-30-17) »
Bear in mind a bug nest likely has background count, so low level powers are likely to be useless  :-\
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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #3 on: (01:19:26/03-31-17) »
With your skill set, raise Agility, preferably all the way to 7. It's expensive but I think worth it for this character. You "waste" a lot of money(karma) buying high lifestyle 5 months in advance. 2 months should be plenty. As other have said, Bug zapper is not a good spell choice for adept spell. (Choose a spell that's effective even with few hits, like shapechange or levitate.)

I know it's tempting to buy group skills with karma, but it's still a trap in most cases. You wont need both unarmed, blades AND clubs. Choose one (I would lower Strength and choose clubs, getting a stun baton).

You will never need Enhanced Accuracy (Longarms). Longarms usually have pretty good accuracy and it's easy to get a laser sight/smartlink.

Why all the old vintage weapons?

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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #4 on: (14:13:03/03-31-17) »
Why all the old vintage weapons?

It's a character backstory thing. She had to get rid of most of her Ares weapons when she left Firewatch and returned to the Sioux Nation, so all she had left was the Predator (legal in that nation), and the old firearms her dad taught her to shoot with when she was a kid.
It is better to be crazy and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts.

"Nothing is wrong if no one can stop you."

Remember, you're only a genius when they need you. The rest of the time you're just an asshole.

Well, drek. Looks like Timmy fell into the Dissonance Well again.

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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #5 on: (14:42:48/03-31-17) »
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== Personal Data ==
Name: Unnamed Character         Alias: Mouse
Elf, Female                     Movement: 14/28 (2m/hit)     Swim: 9 (1m/hit)     
~145lbs, 6'                     Composure: 9
Street Cred: 0                  Judge Intentions: 8
Notoriety: 0                    Lift/Carry: 8 (60 kg/40 kg)
Public Awareness: 0             Memory: 9
Karma: 0                        Nuyen: 243
Age: Unknown                    Skin: Tan
Eyes: Brown                     Hair: Black
Primary Arm: Right             

== Attributes ==
BOD: 4                          CHA: 4
AGI: 7                          INT: 4
REA: 4                          LOG: 4
STR: 4                          WIL: 5
EDG: 3                          MAG: 6

== Derived Attributes
Essence: 6                      Initiative:          8 +1d6
Physical Damage Track: 10       Rigger Initiative:   8 +1d6
Stun Damage Track: 11           Astral Initiative:   8 +3d6
Physical: 6                     Matrix AR:           8 +1d6
Mental: 6                       Matrix Cold:         4 + DP +3d6
   Audio Enhancement [+2] (Only for audio Perception)
   Medkit [+3] (Only for First Aid and Medicine)
   Vision Enhancement [+1] (Only for visual Perception)
   Vision Enhancement [+2] (Only for visual Perception)
Social: 7                       Matrix Hot:          4 + DP +4d6
Astral: 7

 == Active Skills ==
Animal Handling (Training)      Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Arcana (Spirit Theory)          Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Armorer (Firearms)              Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Assensing (Aura Reading)        Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Astral Combat (Spirits)         Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  7 (9)
Automatics                      Base:  0  + Karma:  6  =  6   Pool: 13
Blades (Knives)                 Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9 (11)
Clubs (Batons)                  Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9 (11)
Con (Fast Talk)                 Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Demolitions                     Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Disguise (Camouflage)           Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Escape Artist                   Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9
Etiquette (Street)              Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
First Aid                       Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Gymnastics (Dodging)            Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9 (11)
Heavy Weapons                   Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9
Longarms (Sporting Rifles)      Base:  0  + Karma:  6  =  6   Pool: 13 (15)
Navigation                      Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Palming                         Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9
Perception (Visual)             Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  9 (11)
Pilot Ground Craft              Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Pistols (Semi-Automatics)       Base:  0  + Karma:  6  =  6   Pool: 13 (15)
Sneaking                        Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9
Spellcasting                    Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  8
Survival                        Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  7
Tracking                        Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Unarmed Combat                  Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9

 == Knowledge Skills ==
English                         Native
Sioux                           Native
Area Knowledge: Cheyenne        Base:  4  + Karma:  0  =  4   Pool:  8
Area Knowledge: Denver          Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Codes (Physical)                Base:  2  + Karma:  2  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Combat Tactics                  Base:  2  + Karma:  0  =  2   Pool:  6
Corporation: Ares Macrotechnology (Ares Arms) Base:  4  + Karma:  0  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Corporation: Knight Errant (Firewatch) Base:  1  + Karma:  3  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Firearms (Design)               Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
History (Sioux)                 Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Law Enforcement Procedures (Professional) (Magical) Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Literature (Fiction)            Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Magical Threats (Insect Spirits) Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
NAN Military (Special Forces)   Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Security Tactics (Rapid Response) Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Underworld (Black Magic)        Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)

 == Qualities ==
Adept
Big Regret (Failed Mission)
Bilingual
Disgraced (Framed for Failed Mission)
Flashbacks I (Bugs)
Guts
Hawk Eye
High Pain Tolerance (Rating 1)
Latent Dracomorphosis
Low-Light Vision
SINner (National) (Sioux Nation)
Tough and Targeted
Vendetta (Finding Who Framed Her)

 == Powers ==
AnalyticsRating: 2
Astral Perception
Danger SenseRating: 5
Elemental Strike (Acid)
Enhanced Accuracy (skill) (Longarms)
Iron WillRating: 3
Killing Hands

 == Lifestyle ==
High (High)2 Months
   + Grid Subscription (Global Grid)
   + Grid Subscription (Local Grid)
   + Grid Subscription (Public Grid)

 == Armor ==
Armor Clothing                     6
   + Chemical Protection 3
   + Biomonitor
Armor Jacket                       12
   + Chemical Protection 6
Critter Body Armor                 2
   + Chemical Protection 3
   + Gel Packs
   + YNT Softweave Armor
   + Biomonitor
Helmet                             2
   + Chemical Protection 3
   + CameraRating 6
   + RespiratorRating 6

 == Weapons ==
Ares Predator V
   + Quick-Draw Holster
   + Smartgun System, Internal
   Pool: 13 (15)Accuracy: 7     DV: 8P       AP: -1    RC: 3
Colt Future Frontier
   + Custom Look
   + Quick-Draw Holster
   + Vintage
   Pool: 13     Accuracy: 5     DV: 8P       AP: -1    RC: 3
Grenade: Gas
   Pool: 6      Accuracy: 6     DV: 0        AP: -     RC: 3
Plasteel Toe Boots
   Pool: 9      Accuracy: 6     DV: 5P       AP: -     RC: 3
Stun Baton
   Pool: 9 (11) Accuracy: 4     DV: 9S(e)    AP: -5    RC: 3
Survival Knife
   Pool: 9 (11) Accuracy: 5     DV: 6P       AP: -1    RC: 3
Unarmed Attack
   Pool: 9      Accuracy: 6     DV: 4P       AP: -     RC: 3
Winchester Model 2066
   + Sling
   + Vintage
   Pool: 13     Accuracy: 5     DV: 11P      AP: -1    RC: 3
Winchester Model 2067
   + Imaging Scope
   + Sling
   + Vintage
   Pool: 13 (15)Accuracy: 6     DV: 8P       AP: -1    RC: 3

 == Martial Arts ==
Wildcat

 == Commlink ==
Erika Elite (ATT: 0, SLZ: 0, DP: 4, FWL: 4)

 == Gear ==
Ammo: Regular Ammo (Heavy Pistols) x60
Ammo: Regular Ammo (Sporting Rifles) x60
Ammo: Regular Ammo (Shotguns) x60
Contacts Rating 3
   + Flare Compensation
   + Smartlink
Critter Goggles Rating 6
   + Flare Compensation
Datachip x10
DocWagon Contract, Gold (1 Year Advance Payment)
Duffel Bag (Nice)
Earbuds Rating 3
   + Audio Enhancement Rating 2
   + Sound Link
Extra Compressed Soy Bars (2050) x10
Fake License (Adept License) Rating 4
Fake License (Bounty Hunter's License) Rating 4
Fake License (Driver's License) Rating 4
Fake License (Pet License) Rating 4
Fake SIN (Jenny Dancing-Fire) Rating 4
Fake SIN (Tina Redcloud) Rating 2
Gasoline (Liter) x4
Grenade: Gas x3
Light Stick x4
Medkit Rating 3
NoPaint x2
Quick-Draw Holster
Roll of Duct Tape
Spare Clip (Ares Predator V)
Speed Loader (Colt Future Frontier)
Subvocal Mic
Tool Kit (Armorer)
Training Kit
Weapon Focus (Bonded Foci) (Survival Knife) Rating 3

 == Vehicles ==
Toyota Gopher (Heavy-Duty Pickup)
   + Anti-Theft SystemRating 2
   + Armor (Concealed)Rating 2
   + Improved Economy
   + Off-Road Suspension
   + Off-Road TiresRating 6
   + Winch (Basic)
   + Sensor ArrayRating 2

 == Contacts ==
Amanda Smith (Corporate Secretary), Denver (Connection: 3, Loyalty: 2)

Dancing Raven (Amerindian Tribesperson), Cheyenne (Connection: 2, Loyalty: 3)

Tony Redfeather (Gang Leader), Alder (Connection: 2, Loyalty: 3)

Walks-The-Sky (Nomad), Sioux Nation (Connection: 2, Loyalty: 2)

Merle, (Pet,  Connection: 1)
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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #6 on: (16:04:06/03-31-17) »
As much as I like corporate backgrounds, they can feel quite unrealistic if you don't try hard enough to be "good". Firewatch members would be equivalent - or close to - professional rating 6 npc in the corebook. I know it is impossible to have a group skill at 9 at character creation, but it feels mandatory to have a dicepool as close as possible as 20 with one of your main weapons (all augmentation included, of course), to reflect the intense training you are supposed to have. It is rather surprising to see you having so much power points spent on unarmed combat - through killing hands and elemental strike - when you already have a bonded foci and so little dice on unarmed combat. I'd rather ditch killing hands, switch elemental strike with elemental weapons (if you really want something like that),along with changing a few other things  (danger sense 5 seems overkill to me, but it may be because the tables i play in have houseruled the way surprise work, so that someone initiating an ambush can never be the surprised one even if the other side has an overwhelming perception), and putting points in powers that would give you dice pools to your combat skills.

You are free to follow - or not - what I just said comes from comments I have had over my last year of playing shadowrun. To give you an example, I once had a cyber-implanted sniper specialist that had 21 dp on that sniper skill, and she was supposed to have been part of the spirit company (Shiawase spec ops, that was a prime runner too). Well, almost everyone at my table laughed and said that with her skill, she would have been at best in-training, but never a fully-fledged member of a team. While some of them tend to have munchkin-y characters, not all of them do, and the fact was that most of the time, Corporate Spec Ops are way better than any character you can make at chargen.

(I also apologize if some sentences are hard to follow, I have a problem with long phrases).

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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #7 on: (16:23:13/03-31-17) »
As much as I like corporate backgrounds, they can feel quite unrealistic if you don't try hard enough to be "good". Firewatch members would be equivalent - or close to - professional rating 6 npc in the corebook. I know it is impossible to have a group skill at 9 at character creation, but it feels mandatory to have a dicepool as close as possible as 20 with one of your main weapons (all augmentation included, of course), to reflect the intense training you are supposed to have. It is rather surprising to see you having so much power points spent on unarmed combat - through killing hands and elemental strike - when you already have a bonded foci and so little dice on unarmed combat. I'd rather ditch killing hands, switch elemental strike with elemental weapons (if you really want something like that),along with changing a few other things  (danger sense 5 seems overkill to me, but it may be because the tables i play in have houseruled the way surprise work, so that someone initiating an ambush can never be the surprised one even if the other side has an overwhelming perception), and putting points in powers that would give you dice pools to your combat skills.

You are free to follow - or not - what I just said comes from comments I have had over my last year of playing shadowrun. To give you an example, I once had a cyber-implanted sniper specialist that had 21 dp on that sniper skill, and she was supposed to have been part of the spirit company (Shiawase spec ops, that was a prime runner too). Well, almost everyone at my table laughed and said that with her skill, she would have been at best in-training, but never a fully-fledged member of a team. While some of them tend to have munchkin-y characters, not all of them do, and the fact was that most of the time, Corporate Spec Ops are way better than any character you can make at chargen.

(I also apologize if some sentences are hard to follow, I have a problem with long phrases).

Eh, I consider it as her having fallen a touch out of practice after years in retirement. After hunting bugs for several years, deer are child's play.
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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #8 on: (16:02:08/04-02-17) »
That sounds viable.  A full-bore elite spec ops type (Tir ghost, firewatch, red samurai, etc.) is out of reach for a character with starting skill and resource limitations, but a spec ops type who washed out of training, or burned out, or developed an addiction, or who suffered near-crippling injuries, or who is old and/or retired - that's fine.  Just as long as there is an explanation for why their abilities are no longer world-class.

I agree with Glonthein that killing hands and elemental strike are redundant with a bonded weapon focus.  It is an understandable redundancy for someone who used to hunt bug spirits; just be aware that there is an opportunity cost there.  It probably won't matter if the other characters in the group are not min-maxed.

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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #9 on: (16:06:34/04-03-17) »
One more time, this time with feeling!

== Personal Data ==
Name: Unnamed Character         Alias: Mouse
Elf, Female                     Movement: 14/28 (2m/hit)     Swim: 9 (1m/hit)     
~145lbs, 6'                     Composure: 9
Street Cred: 0                  Judge Intentions: 8
Notoriety: 0                    Lift/Carry: 8 (60 kg/40 kg)
Public Awareness: 0             Memory: 9
Karma: 0                        Nuyen: 833
Age: Unknown                    Skin: Tan
Eyes: Brown                     Hair: Black
Primary Arm: Right             

== Attributes ==
BOD: 4                          CHA: 4
AGI: 7                          INT: 4
REA: 4 (5)           LOG: 4
STR: 4                          WIL: 5
EDG: 3                          MAG: 6

== Derived Attributes
Essence: 6                      Initiative:          9 +2d6
Physical Damage Track: 10       Rigger Initiative:   9 +2d6
Stun Damage Track: 11           Astral Initiative:   8 +3d6
Physical: 7                     Matrix AR:           9 +2d6
Mental: 6                       Matrix Cold:         4 + DP +3d6
   Audio Enhancement [+2] (Only for audio Perception)
   Medkit [+3] (Only for First Aid and Medicine)
   Vision Enhancement [+1] (Only for visual Perception)
   Vision Enhancement [+2] (Only for visual Perception)
Social: 7                       Matrix Hot:          4 + DP +4d6
Astral: 7

 == Active Skills ==
Animal Handling (Training)      Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Arcana (Spirit Theory)          Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Armorer (Firearms)              Base:  0  + Karma:  3  =  3   Pool:  7 (9)
Assensing (Aura Reading)        Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Astral Combat (Spirits)         Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  7 (9)
Automatics                      Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool: 11
Blades (Knives)                 Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9 (11)
Clubs (Batons)                  Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9 (11)
Con (Fast Talk)                 Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Escape Artist                   Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9
Etiquette                       Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
First Aid                       Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Gymnastics (Dodging)            Base:  0  + Karma:  3  =  3   Pool: 10 (12)
Longarms (Sporting Rifles)      Base:  0  + Karma:  6  =  7   Pool: 14 (16)
Perception (Visual)             Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  9 (11)
Pilot Ground Craft              Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  7
Pistols (Semi-Automatics)       Base:  0  + Karma:  6  =  6   Pool: 13 (15)
Running                         Base:  0  + Karma:  3  =  3   Pool:  7
Sneaking                        Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool: 11
Survival                        Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  9
Tracking                        Base:  0  + Karma:  3  =  3   Pool:  7
Unarmed Combat                  Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  9

 == Knowledge Skills ==
English                         Native
Sioux                           Native
Area Knowledge: Cheyenne        Base:  4  + Karma:  0  =  4   Pool:  8
Area Knowledge: Denver          Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
Codes (Physical)                Base:  2  + Karma:  2  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Combat Tactics                  Base:  2  + Karma:  0  =  2   Pool:  6
Corporation: Ares Macrotechnology (Ares Arms) Base:  4  + Karma:  0  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Corporation: Knight Errant (Firewatch) Base:  1  + Karma:  3  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Firearms (History)              Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
History (Sioux)                 Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Law Enforcement Procedures (Professional) (Magical) Base:  0  + Karma:  3  =  3   Pool:  7 (9)
Literature (Fiction)            Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Magical Threats (Insect Spirits) Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)
Meditation                      Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6
NAN Military (Special Forces)   Base:  0  + Karma:  2  =  2   Pool:  6 (8)
Small Unit Tactics (Urban)      Base:  0  + Karma:  4  =  4   Pool:  8 (10)

 == Qualities ==
Adept
Big Regret (Failed Mission)
Bilingual
Disgraced (Framed for Failed Mission)
Flashbacks I (Bugs)
Guts
Hawk Eye
High Pain Tolerance (Rating 1)
Latent Dracomorphosis
Low-Light Vision
SINner (National) (Sioux Nation)
Tough and Targeted
Vendetta (Finding Who Framed Her)

 == Powers ==
Astral Perception
Danger Sense Rating: 3
Enhanced Accuracy (skill) (Longarms)
Enhanced Accuracy (skill) (Automatics)
Enhanced Accuracy (skill) (Pistols)
Improved Ability (skill) (Longarms) Rating: 1
Improved Potential (Physical)
Improved Reflexes 1
Motion Sense
Stillness Rating: 2

 == Lifestyle ==
High (High)2 Months
   + Grid Subscription (Global Grid)
   + Grid Subscription (Local Grid)
   + Grid Subscription (Public Grid)

 == Armor ==
Armor Clothing                     6
   + Chemical Protection 3
   + Thermal Damping 2
   + Biomonitor
Armor Jacket                       12
   + Chemical Protection 6
   + Thermal Damping 2
Chameleon Suit                     9
   + Thermal Damping 2
Critter Body Armor                 2
   + Chemical Protection 3
   + Gel Packs
   + YNT Softweave Armor
   + Biomonitor
Ghillie Suit                       4
   + Restrictive
Helmet                             2
   + Chemical Protection 3
   + Thermal Damping 2

 == Weapons ==
Ares Predator V
   + Quick-Draw Holster
   + Smartgun System, Internal
   Pool: 13 (15)Accuracy: 8     DV: 8P       AP: -1    RC: 3
Colt Future Frontier
   + Custom Look
   + Quick-Draw Holster
   + Vintage
   Pool: 13     Accuracy: 6     DV: 8P       AP: -1    RC: 3
Grapple Gun
   Pool: 0      Accuracy: 3     DV: 7S       AP: -2    RC: 3
Grenade: Gas
   Pool: 6      Accuracy: 7     DV: 0        AP: -     RC: 3
Plasteel Toe Boots
   Pool: 9      Accuracy: 7     DV: 5P       AP: -     RC: 3
Stun Baton
   Pool: 9 (11) Accuracy: 4     DV: 9S(e)    AP: -5    RC: 3
Survival Knife
   Pool: 9 (11) Accuracy: 5     DV: 6P       AP: -1    RC: 3
Unarmed Attack
   Pool: 9      Accuracy: 7     DV: 4S       AP: -     RC: 3
Winchester Model 2066
   + Sling
   + Vintage
   Pool: 14     Accuracy: 5     DV: 11P      AP: -1    RC: 3
Winchester Model 2067
   + Imaging Scope
   + Sling
   + Vintage
   Pool: 14 (16)Accuracy: 6     DV: 8P       AP: -1    RC: 3

 == Martial Arts ==
Wildcat

 == Commlink ==
Erika Elite (ATT: 0, SLZ: 0, DP: 4, FWL: 4)

 == Gear ==
Ammo: Regular Ammo (Heavy Pistols) x60
Ammo: Regular Ammo (Sporting Rifles) x60
Ammo: Regular Ammo (Shotguns) x60
Articulated Grapnel
Binoculars Rating 2
   + Vision Magnification
   + Thermographic Vision
Catalyst Stick
Climbing Gear
Contacts Rating 3
   + Flare Compensation
   + Smartlink
Critter Goggles Rating 6
   + Flare Compensation
Datachip x10
DocWagon Contract, Basic (1 Year Advance Payment)
Duffel Bag (Nice)
Earbuds Rating 3
   + Audio Enhancement Rating 2
   + Sound Link
Fake License (Adept License) Rating 4
Fake License (Bounty Hunter's License) Rating 4
Fake License (Driver's License) Rating 4
Fake License (Pet License) Rating 4
Fake SIN (Jenny Dancing-Fire) Rating 4
Fake SIN (Tina Redcloud) Rating 2
Flashlight, Low-light
G3 x6
Grapple Gun
Grenade: Gas x3
Long Haul x4
Mapping System Subscription, Gold (1 Month Advance Payment) x2
Medkit Rating 3
Quick-Draw Holster
Rapelling Gloves
Respirator Rating 2
Roll of Duct Tape
Snuff x4
Spare Clip (Ares Predator V)
Speed Loader (Colt Future Frontier)
Stealth Rope (100m)
Subvocal Mic
Survival Kit
Tool Kit (Armorer)
Training Kit
Weapon Focus (Bonded Foci) (Survival Knife) Rating 3

 == Vehicles ==
Toyota Gopher (Heavy-Duty Pickup)
   + Anti-Theft SystemRating 2
   + Armor (Concealed)Rating 2
   + Improved Economy
   + Off-Road Suspension
   + Off-Road TiresRating 6
   + Winch (Basic)
   + Sensor ArrayRating 2

 == Contacts ==
Amanda Smith (Corporate Secretary), Denver (Connection: 3, Loyalty: 2)

Dancing Raven (Amerindian Tribesperson), Cheyenne (Connection: 2, Loyalty: 3)

Tony Redfeather (Gang Leader), Alder (Connection: 2, Loyalty: 3)

Walks-The-Sky (Nomad), Sioux Nation (Connection: 2, Loyalty: 2)

Merle, (Pet,  Connection: 1)
It is better to be crazy and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts.

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Remember, you're only a genius when they need you. The rest of the time you're just an asshole.

Well, drek. Looks like Timmy fell into the Dissonance Well again.

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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #10 on: (12:56:43/04-07-17) »
Ah, is this the character you were thinking of bringing into my game?
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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #11 on: (13:12:28/04-07-17) »
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Re: Disgraced Firewatch Elf (Prime Runner Karma Gen)
« Reply #12 on: (17:41:03/04-07-17) »
Ah, is this the character you were thinking of bringing into my game?

Yea, before I realized I can't because the library closes stupid early on Saturdays. :(
It is better to be crazy and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts.

"Nothing is wrong if no one can stop you."

Remember, you're only a genius when they need you. The rest of the time you're just an asshole.

Well, drek. Looks like Timmy fell into the Dissonance Well again.