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« Reply #60 on: <05-16-11/1445:11> »
I have not yet considered that approach, if only for the fact that my runners have yet to root around in the shadows for forbidden gear. I focus on what they're after and take a reactionary stance from law enforcement according to the nature of the recent runs.

I will pay close attention if they try to sniff it out on their own, or if they employ a fixer during the heat wave. He might take a bigger cut, or encounter complications of his own that can be the basis of an additional shadowrun.

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« Reply #61 on: <05-16-11/1457:15> »
Notoriety?  What, "You're not brutal enough to use this gear"?
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« Reply #62 on: <05-16-11/1525:35> »
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« Reply #63 on: <05-16-11/2049:25> »
Do some GMs wait until runners have garnered enough Karma/Notoriety before they can get Forbidden equipment?
I've never seen this done before, but I suppose it would depend on where you where operating. some places, Lagos/Bogot'a would probably have more of that kind of gear floating around as they are some of the larger black/shadow markets and there isn't much for a regulating force around to stop them. Places like UCAS's NYC or Aztlan's Tenochtitlan would be more of a tightly restricted market for such things. I figure that Seattle and Denver would fall more in the middle ground in that sense Seattle having such a large number of Corps and other groups represented there, it would make sense that you could find just about anything there, just not all the time or with some difficulties. what do you guys think? Am I close or not even?
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« Reply #64 on: <05-16-11/2335:15> »
As argued about earlier,  ;D, that's what I like to do. To me, your crew should have something to work for. It's kinda like FF or any other RPG, you never get the good stuff in the beginning. As you progress though, and become more elite, then you get the cool kid toys. I think it makes the players appreciate the world a little bit more if everything isn't handed to them right from the start.
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« Reply #65 on: <05-17-11/0803:14> »
Notoriety?  What, "You're not brutal enough to use this gear"?
More along the lines of "How do I know you're not the cops?"

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« Reply #66 on: <05-17-11/1412:32> »
Notoriety?  What, "You're not brutal enough to use this gear"?
More along the lines of "How do I know you're not the cops?"
Wouldn't that be street cred and not notoriety ;)
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« Reply #67 on: <05-17-11/1452:02> »
Notoriety?  What, "You're not brutal enough to use this gear"?
More along the lines of "How do I know you're not the cops?"
Wouldn't that be street cred and not notoriety ;)
Yeah, yeah, yeah... Semantics. ;) Actually, thanks. I was thinking Street Cred and typed Notoriety.

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« Reply #68 on: <05-17-11/1848:20> »
Actually, this is how I describe a Loyalty One Connection:  "He knows you're not a cop.".  :P
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« Reply #69 on: <05-17-11/2001:15> »
Actually, this is how I describe a Loyalty One Connection:  "He knows you're not a cop.".  :P
... but what if you are?

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« Reply #70 on: <05-17-11/2003:47> »
Quote from: savaze link=topic=3635.msg46442# :'(msg46442 date=1305676875
Actually, this is how I describe a Loyalty One Connection:  "He knows you're not a cop.".  :P
... but what if you are?
He trusts that you're as straight as a winding road. :P
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« Reply #71 on: <05-17-11/2103:14> »
Quote from: savaze link=topic=3635.msg46442# :'(msg46442 date=1305676875
Actually, this is how I describe a Loyalty One Connection:  "He knows you're not a cop.".  :P
... but what if you are?
He trusts that you're as straight as a winding road. :P
Or a barroom pool cue.
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« Reply #72 on: <05-24-11/0023:40> »
Here is a question what about dealing with the sudden equipment flood that a group of PCs gets when they figure out that one of them has the 5 BP sinner disadvantage and make all their Legal shopping through him I made them buy a merchant license, I have a few ideas to discourage this (it is a disadvantage after all) but suggestions would be helpful

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« Reply #73 on: <05-24-11/0028:14> »
Here is a question what about dealing with the sudden equipment flood that a group of PCs gets when they figure out that one of them has the 5 BP sinner disadvantage and make all their Legal shopping through him I made them buy a merchant license, I have a few ideas to discourage this (it is a disadvantage after all) but suggestions would be helpful
What kind of non restricted items are they buying in droves for it to become a problem.
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« Reply #74 on: <05-24-11/0036:28> »
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