Author Topic: Street Legends Supplemental now out--ten more characters to play with!  (Read 30988 times)

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Yeah, that pisses me off too.

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Of course there is: Making information "liberated" from a corporate system public is generally considered to be in line with hacker ethics. It serves to warn people about what information on them has been compromised and should be burnt if necessary.
Gathering such data yourself and putting it online
But ...

That's the whole point of JackPoint. That's the explicit reason why it exists.
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Wait is this a fictional book and a rule/adventure book?
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Wait is this a fictional book and a rule/adventure book?
Neither, it's an NPC book.
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Oh! now I know lol are there fictional books? Not to get off topic.
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Oh! now I know lol are there fictional books? Not to get off topic.
There are novels, yes.  Most from FASA and Roc.  They're all out of print.

Some folks are trying to nail CGL down on when they're going to work on novels again.
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Could I be one of those folks? 8)
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Could I be one of those folks? 8)
Go right ahead.  ;D
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hahah right on
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Of course there is: Making information "liberated" from a corporate system public is generally considered to be in line with hacker ethics. It serves to warn people about what information on them has been compromised and should be burnt if necessary.
Gathering such data yourself and putting it online
But ...

That's the whole point of JackPoint. That's the explicit reason why it exists.
Uh yes, the archetypical cypherpunk character creates an invitation-only network of the shadowy elite, secured by all the SOTA bells and whistles, for exactly one purpose -- gathering data on his users.

Either you have just spoiled a MAJOR storyline twist, or you really need to do some research...

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So what would you have preferred as the meta-reason for the Street Legends books, Sengir?  We were trying to avoid another dry, third-party, compendium of files like 10 Jackpointers.  We tried to think of a way for these files to exist in-universe, and still have the Jackpointer-style comments going on.  A discussion by Jackpointers, often of Jackpointers, struck us as the best way to work it out.  Yeah, it's a little bit of a stretch...but it seemed to be the best way to handle it.

So...sincerely.  What would've been a better way to handle it? 
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Well, better they do it and get it right than have someone else do it and have it in their files.  :P
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I agree. And I'd always thought of Slamm-O! as being a bit younger. Mid to late 20s or so.
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Yea him and netcat, fast jack on the other hand would be like fifty to me
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Oh no, Fastjack was born in the 1990s, that much is (and has been) shadowrun canon since first edition, I think. Fastjack lived through the Great Ghost Dance, both Crashes, the creation of the UCAS and CAS, and all the other drek that has hit the Sixth World, which gives him an interesting perspective on things.
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