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Ghost Rigger

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Re: The current Metaplots
« Reply #300 on: (14:11:51/03-28-17) »
That complexity might make him fun to write, and maybe even fun to read in a novel. But from a player perspective? I haven't been in this long enough to know everything that he's done, but personally his complexity is what puts Puck in my cross-hairs. I know he's got a lot of baggage that I don't want to get caught up in, and what better way is there to wash my hands of him than killing him and burying him in a shallow grave in the barrens? Other reasons to kill Puck include:
  • He's not that hard to kill in meatspace.
  • Killing him is an easy way to mess with the big picture, and messing with the big picture is fun.
    • He's a big player and a Jackpointer, so killing him will probably increase my social status.
    • He's not universally liked, so I can reasonably expect to get away with killing him.
    • He's a technomancer. I have my own reasons not to like technomancers.
    • He probably thinks he's better than me.
    • He's probably only letting me live because I might be of use to him in the future.
    • He's a technomancer and a Jackpointer, so he's part of the hacker elite currently waggling their e-peens over the rest of the shadowrunning community like they're some sort of Matrix god-kings.
    And most importantly of all,
    • He's a bloody spotlight thief in False Flag. Has no one learned from that one unpleasant line of Harlequin modules?

EiraHaexa

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Re: The current Metaplots
« Reply #301 on: (14:42:27/03-28-17) »
That complexity might make him fun to write, and maybe even fun to read in a novel. But from a player perspective? I haven't been in this long enough to know everything that he's done, but personally his complexity is what puts Puck in my cross-hairs. I know he's got a lot of baggage that I don't want to get caught up in, and what better way is there to wash my hands of him than killing him and burying him in a shallow grave in the barrens? Other reasons to kill Puck include:
  • He's not that hard to kill in meatspace.
  • Killing him is an easy way to mess with the big picture, and messing with the big picture is fun.
    • He's a big player and a Jackpointer, so killing him will probably increase my social status.
    • He's not universally liked, so I can reasonably expect to get away with killing him.
    • He's a technomancer. I have my own reasons not to like technomancers.
    • He probably thinks he's better than me.
    • He's probably only letting me live because I might be of use to him in the future.
    • He's a technomancer and a Jackpointer, so he's part of the hacker elite currently waggling their e-peens over the rest of the shadowrunning community like they're some sort of Matrix god-kings.
    And most importantly of all,
    • He's a bloody spotlight thief in False Flag. Has no one learned from that one unpleasant line of Harlequin modules?
My decker NPC used to work for Renraku, and survived the Shutdown. Lost his wife and daughter, and has had a massive hate-on for Deus ever since. He has his own reasons for wanting to kill not just Puck, but all of the Whites still living. [/list]
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Ghost Rigger

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Re: The current Metaplots
« Reply #302 on: (15:24:14/03-28-17) »
See, that's exactly the sort of baggage I don't want to get tangled up in. Granted, every runner builds up their own list of reasons why they're on other peoples' shit lists; in the case of the streetsam I'm playing, those reasons involve shooting people, causing collateral damage to property while shooting people and giving all the survivors PTSD. You don't even want to know what I did in Kitimat in my last session. But that's nothing compared to what Puck's gotten involved in.

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Re: The current Metaplots
« Reply #303 on: (02:44:33/03-29-17) »
  • He's a bloody spotlight thief in False Flag. Has no one learned from that one unpleasant line of Harlequin modules?
Shadowrunners can learn?

Ghost Rigger

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Re: The current Metaplots
« Reply #304 on: (09:00:37/03-29-17) »
Well, you can spend karma to improve your skills and gain new ones, can't you?

 

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