[RECRUITMENT 4E] Seattle Gauntlet

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« on: <08-15-14/0950:58> »
Hey, guys. Due to some players disappearing and/or dropping from the game, I open up recruitment for the Seattle Gauntlet campaign. Currently, two players out of the original four remain, so I’m ready to take up to another two players.

Background: characters are (mostly) part of normal society who were thrown to the wolves due to some extraordinary circumstances. On the 8th of July 2072, during the grand opening of Bellevue’s newest shopping center, they are caught in a terrorist attack killing thousands and an hour later are framed for being the attackers themselves. From then on, it’s almost everybody against them, and they will have to adapt and work hard if they want to shed light on who is responsible for their demise.
For additional background information, you can check the games we had so far (the first post of Seattle Gauntlet OOC thread contains links to each game).

Character creation: we use point-based creation, the rules are the same as written in the core book with below exceptions.
•   The following books are all available: SR4A, Arsenal, Augmentation, Runner’s Companion, Street Magic, Unwired, Way of the Adept, Way of the Samurai. If you want to use something from another official sourcebook badly, I’m open to reasonable suggestions.
•   Characters can be created with 320 BPs
•   Please try to use baseline metatypes, or ones that don’t stand out too much. I’d appreciate not using SURGE but I won’t limit non-outstanding mutations. Drakes, HMHVV-infected, and non-metahuman sapients are out.
•   You can spend maximum 200 BPs on attributes (without special). I decided to use a higher than half BPs limit to avoid min-maxing as much as possible.
•   You can have a single active skill at rating 5. All other active skills are limited to rating 4. Groups are limited to rating 3. Knowledge and language skills are limited at rating 5.
•   Your contacts may have maximum connection rating of 4. Loyalty is not limited. Everyone gets CHA*3 free contact points.
•   You may spend maximum 40 BPs on gear. Availability limit is 10, and no F rated. If you feel that something above these is essential to your character, I’m open to suggestions. Size customization can be disregarded at character creation.
•   Everyone starts with the negative quality Sinner (non-criminal), not getting the BP bonus from it, but it doesn’t count against the BP limit of qualities. You may take maximum 25 BPs worth of negative and maximum 35 BPs worth of positive qualities. (I didn’t reduce the positive limit proportionally in order to allow magicians with mentor spirits some further opportunities.) Furthermore, there are some qualities that don’t go well with a legal lifestyle, but I trust you all not to take those.
•   No hackers please.

After character creation, those who get chosen will get some additional karma to represent time spent since the start of the game and I will discuss what happened to their characters with them. Also, some clarifications on advancement:
•   You can count on a faster advancement scheme than proposed by the rulebook.
•   Learning skills entails the rolls described in the rulebook.
•   Exchanging Karma/Nujen (H) – When you receive karma, you may immediately change maximum 20% of it to nujen at a rate of 2500 apiece. When you spend karma, you may immediately purchase maximum 20% of it for 3000 apiece. This is due to realizing that some builds require more karma than nujen and vice versa. In-game justification is that you spend time to work (for gaining nujen) or spend nujen to spend time with advanced instructors (to buy karma).

Other house rules and rules clarifications can also be found in the OOC thread (first post).

Current party consists of these characters.
•   Matt Hunt, male human rigger, previously worked in building inspection
•   Miko Miyazawa, female troll combat specialist, previously worked in a security company
•   Joel Smithson, male human magician, previously worked in corporate security (currently unavailable)
•   Leroy Jenkins, male dwarf tech specialist, previously worked in Seattle Fire Department (dropped)
So, it looks like the party misses magical support and a face. Although I’m fond of well-rounded parties, I will choose characters based on multiple factors, which include build, background, and how well I think they will fit into the grand picture, so feel free to apply with any concept. Please post all character information here until the 24th of August. After that, I will discuss further information with the chosen players and the game will continue as September begins.
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« Reply #1 on: <08-16-14/0615:27> »
I'd like to throw my hat into the ring the good sir with a variant of an old character that I have had on the side-line for a while now.
EDIT: A few changes but nothing major.

== Info ==
Street Name: The Suit
Name: Gregory Breitler
Movement: 10/25, Swim: 5
Karma: 0
Street Cred: 0
Notoriety: -2
Public Awareness: 0
Human Male Age 34
Height 6' 2" Weight 12 st 4lb
Composure: 10
Judge Intentions: 12
Lift/Carry: 5 (30 kg/20 kg)
Memory: 8
Nuyen: 0

== Attributes ==
BOD: 3
AGI: 2
REA: 2
STR: 2
CHA: 5
INT: 4
LOG: 3
WIL: 5
EDG: 3
MAG: 3

== Derived Attributes ==
Essence:                   6
Initiative:                6
IP:                        1
Astral Initiative:         8
Astral IP:                 3
Matrix Initiative:         8
Matrix IP:                 2
Physical Damage Track:     10
Stun Damage Track:         11

== Active Skills ==
Blades                     : 1 [Swords]             Pool: 3 (5)
Computer                   : 1                      Pool: 4
Con                        : 3                      Pool: 11
Data Search                : 1                      Pool: 4
Etiquette                  : 3                      Pool: 11
Leadership                 : 3                      Pool: 11
Negotiation                : 3                      Pool: 12
Perception                 : 4                      Pool: 10
Pilot Ground Craft         : 1 [Car]                Pool: 3 (5)
Pistols                    : 1 [Tasers]             Pool: 3 (5)

== Knowledge Skills ==
Alcohol                    : 3 [Wines]              Pool: 7 (9)
Area Knowledge: Seattle    : 2 [Downtown]           Pool: 6 (8)
Art                        : 2                      Pool: 6
Bars and Clubs             : 3 [High-Class]         Pool: 7 (9)
Business                   : 4                      Pool: 7
Economics                  : 4 [Seattle]            Pool: 8 (10)
English                    : N                      Pool: 0
German                     : N                      Pool: 0
Politics                   : 2 [Seattle]            Pool: 6 (8)

== Contacts ==
Corporate Head-hunter (4, 2)
Mai‧tre d' (1, 3)
Private Investigator (3, 4)

== Qualities ==
College Education
Dependent (Inconvenience)
First Impression
Records on File
SINner (Standard)

== Powers ==
Commanding Voice
Eidetic Sense Memory
Enhanced Perception Rating: 2
Improved Ability (Non-Combat) (Negotiation) Rating: 1
Kinesics Rating: 3

== Lifestyles ==
Downtown Apartment  1 months
   Comforts:      Luxury
   Entertainment: Luxury
   Necessities:   High
   Neighborhood:  High
   Security:      Middle
   Qualities:     Corporate Owned [-3LP]

== Armor ==
Berwick designer fashion (Mortimer of London)0/0
Mortimer of London: Berwick Suit Jacket (Ensemble)6/5
   +Color Changing
   +Concealable Holster

== Weapons ==
Defiance EX Shocker
   +Laser Sight
   +Personalized Grip
   Pool: 4 (6)   DV: 8S(e)   AP: -half   RC: 1
Gentleman's Cane Sword
   +Custom Look Rating 1
   +Personalized Grip, Melee
   Pool: 4 (6)   DV: 4P   AP: -   RC: 0
Unarmed Attack
   Pool: 1   DV: 1S   AP: -   RC: 0

== Commlink ==
Hermes Ikon (4, 4, 4, 3)
   +Novatech Navi
   +Biometric Lock
   +Optimization (Analyse)
   +Sim Module (Cold)
   +AR Gloves
   +FTL Matrixware Power Suite [Analyze 3, Browse 4, Command 2, Edit 4, Purge 4, Scan 2]
   +Agent Rating 3 [Browse 5]

== Gear ==
Certified Credstick, Standard Rating 4
DocWagon Contract: Basic
Gentleman's Cane w/ Sword Option
Glasses Rating 3
   +Image Link
   +Vision Enhancement Rating 3

== Vehicles ==
Ford Spiral 115Ti (Low-Cost Sports Car)
   +Vehicle Sensor

== Description ==
Gregory Breitler is an erudite man in his early thirties, He can be a bit flamboyant at times and he enjoys the finer things in life; good fine, fine wine, and course a beautiful companion. All of which are luxuries that his job as a junior executive for an A rated corporation can offer. Somewhat of a snob he is well educated and enjoys delving the into the Seattle art culture and keeps up to date with the latest in the European fashions heavily favouring the classic styles of the Mortimer name.

He is the widowed father to his teenage daughter Charlotte or 'Charlie' as she likes to be called. Their relationship is exceedingly close but has become somewhat estranged of late as she wishes to strike out on her own and get some independence. They both live in his down town apartment.

== Background ==
Born in Hamburg, Germany Gregory Breitler was a talented young man and has worked his way up form his wage slave upbringing, a strong work ethic and a natural talent at reading people helped him work his way through most situations and he earned himself a scholarship to the Berlin University business school.

Graduating with honours he looked for a change and emigrated to America, the great land of opportunity and was richly rewarded when he arrived he found a natural progression in the business world and is now one of the youngest junior executives at an A rated corporation. He mainly runs the Seattle office but has his hands in many pies including various big legal battles, many of which have been won with the help of the evidence uncovered by his private investigator, having worked together so closely for so long now their relationship is more that of friends than a business acquaintance and as such has become the godfather to Gregory's daughter.

He met his wife in a business deal she represented a rival firm that the company was trying to force a merger with, the result was certainly a merge in more ways than one, and their relationship blossomed in the coming years. Unfortunately she passed away shortly after the birth of his daughter Charlotte due to complications caused during child birth.
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« Reply #2 on: <08-27-14/1649:09> »
OK, time’s up. First of all, I’d like to thank all who expressed interest, here or in a PM. After careful deliberation, I found the characters of Lumen and Cr4ckp0t are the most to my liking, so I will work with them. With this, I officially close the recruitment for the Seattle Gauntlet campaign.
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