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« on: <02-22-15/0855:35> »
The third adventure in the Boardroom Backstabs series is now up on BattleCorps (PDF and dead tree) and DTRPG. The book is dual statted for 4A and 5e.

Nice little surprise to finish off the weekend ;)

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« Reply #1 on: <02-23-15/0016:08> »
So, am I missing it, or are the vehicles in the book which are stated to have both SR4a and SR5 stats only statted for SR4a?  Because the Handling, Acceleration, and Speed stats have changed significantly between editions, but the only ones listed in the book seem to apply to SR4a.

Also, can anyone tell me what the first two Boardroom Backstabs books were, and whether or not they were statted for both editions or just SR4a?

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« Reply #2 on: <02-23-15/0100:04> »
The other two Backstabs are for Sr4a only.

And you are right. It does seem that the vehicle stats are only for SR4 despite the legend says otherwise.

My personal confusion goes to the library map (no external doors or internal stairways nor elevators) and the stats on Wheels do not include his cyberlimbs ... Unless I'm blind that is.
I can't find 4 on the library map either.

A price tag on the vehicles and drones would have been lovely in case the players want to acquire us in the future.
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« Reply #3 on: <02-23-15/1658:20> »
Just finished a second read through and I'm stumped as to the final payment. As far as I can see there are no actual amounts listed.
is it just me or is this something else that slipped through?
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« Reply #4 on: <02-23-15/1702:27> »
From what I gather Wuxing's payment is no retribution while the other's is sanctuary and a ticket to home. Although cash is promised it never says how much as the book assumes the players would value their own safety above nuyen
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« Reply #5 on: <02-23-15/1708:15> »
Nobodies ever happy with the nuyen amounts we offer in official products anyway, so maybe this was more of a "GM's can set an amount appropriate to the game they're running", which is what I do with my home games anyway.

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« Reply #6 on: <02-23-15/2349:15> »
Since there a payment guidelines in the SR5 BBB, each official adventure should use them.

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« Reply #7 on: <02-24-15/0046:08> »
Since there a payment guidelines in the SR5 BBB, each official adventure should use them.

What's the BBB?
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« Reply #8 on: <02-24-15/0112:35> »
Big Black/Blue/Bad Book aka crb or Core Rulebook
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« Reply #9 on: <02-24-15/0238:29> »
From what I gather Wuxing's payment is no retribution while the other's is sanctuary and a ticket to home. Although cash is promised it never says how much as the book assumes the players would value their own safety above nuyen

Safety is good.  Safety with a pile of cash is even better!  ;D

Nobodies ever happy with the nuyen amounts we offer in official products anyway, so maybe this was more of a "GM's can set an amount appropriate to the game they're running", which is what I do with my home games anyway.

To be honest, I'd got so used to reading the Missions adventures I forgot this was intended for home games.  With that in mind then I like this approach, and it works in relation to the actual run, i.e. guideline is that Wuxing will pay more, but leave it to the GM to ensure it doesn't unbalance the campaign.
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« Reply #10 on: <02-24-15/0307:47> »
Big Black/Blue/Bad Book aka crb or Core Rulebook

That's a silly acronym.  :P

Grinder, the Missions do attempt to follow the guidelines of the core book.  They're pretty close actually.  The problem is that no one is ever satisfied.
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« Reply #11 on: <02-24-15/0322:11> »
Big Black/Blue/Bad Book aka crb or Core Rulebook

That's a silly acronym.  :P

Well it's from way back when the CRB was blue (1st) or black (2nd).
We used to call it the Big Bad Book because if the Gm was reaching for it you had it coming back in 2nd
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« Reply #12 on: <02-24-15/0750:13> »
Big Black/Blue/Bad Book aka crb or Core Rulebook

That's a silly acronym.  :P

Know the history of the game, shouldn't you?

Grinder, the Missions do attempt to follow the guidelines of the core book.  They're pretty close actually.  The problem is that no one is ever satisfied.

Who was talking about Missions? I do expect that every offical adventure and campaign uses the offcial payment guidelines. Not saying that they are well-done, though. ;)

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« Reply #13 on: <02-24-15/1651:13> »
Know the history of the game, shouldn't you?

I've been playing the game for 20+ years, and I've never heard anyone refer to the book as "Big X Book."  It's always been "the rulebook."  Getting all snarky with me because I asked you what the acronym was, and then joking that it's a silly acronym...  that's a pretty elitist attitude to have.
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« Reply #14 on: <02-24-15/1739:22> »
Big Black/Blue/Bad Book aka crb or Core Rulebook

That's a silly acronym.  :P

Know the history of the game, shouldn't you?

Grinder, the Missions do attempt to follow the guidelines of the core book.  They're pretty close actually.  The problem is that no one is ever satisfied.

Who was talking about Missions? I do expect that every offical adventure and campaign uses the offcial payment guidelines. Not saying that they are well-done, though. ;)

They did. Because they are GUIDELINES the writer looked at the suggested total and said "nah". Because they are GUiDELINES they were actually followed to the letter and SR is consistent with itself and the universe can continue to exist.
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