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New Storyteller needing help with PC creation
« on: (11:18:37/04-01-17) »
Hello all.  I am absolutely new to the new shadowrun. I played FASA Shadowrun first edition  back in like 1992 or something maybe even before that 1989 I can't truely remember.  None of my players have ever even played the game.   Anyhow enough with the background

I have a group of five players.  All have concepts.  But the character creation can be daunting. None want to do it digitally or cannot do it that way. So should I do a character one at a time by chummer character creator then have the manually copy it.  Or should I just take a game session and try my hardest to do everyone together but separately. 

I am just wanting ideas on creation so I or my players don't lose interest before it even starts. Thank you.

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Re: New Storyteller needing help with PC creation
« Reply #1 on: (11:47:18/04-01-17) »
Yeah, character creation can be a bit daunting at the beginning.

It helps to adhere to the steps in the book:

1) Establish priorities. For beginners I'd suggest to go A or B for Attributes for all. Bad attribute placement is quite often the reason a character concept doesn't work. That way your players have enough points to compensate for inexperience.
2) Qualities: A lot of those sound nice, but don't do what you think they do. If you want to accelerate creation, you can skip them entirely and let them buy them later when everyone had time to get to know their character.
3) Skills: Everyone should have Perception, one or two combat skills (one ranged one melee), one Social skill and their specialty group. SR 5 rewards specialists, so get your main skills high and buy low skills with Karma.
4) Knowledge Skills: Those can be added later on too if you want to save some time.
5) Gear: That's the hardest part since gear-porn is a very integral part of SR. Run and Gun does have ready made equipment packs and there are also some to be found on this forum.
A runner needs a weapon, armor a commlink and a SIN or two. At least one of them should have a car.

A while ago I made a list of useful item packs for the core rule book. Maybe that will help you to get that part over a bit quicker:
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Re: New Storyteller needing help with PC creation
« Reply #2 on: (13:46:45/04-01-17) »
Why buy a subvocal mic when the micro transceiver comes with one?
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Re: New Storyteller needing help with PC creation
« Reply #3 on: (17:02:54/04-01-17) »
Redundancy  ;D
You want to keep both systems separated. But as mentioned: A lot of this has become obsolete with the additional splat books. This is strictly core stuff.
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Re: New Storyteller needing help with PC creation
« Reply #4 on: (17:38:45/04-01-17) »
To reduce the stress, I'd plan on a chance after the first or second session  to allow for character rejigging.  Possibly even hold off on karma and nuyen until after that.
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