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« on: <02-26-16/1627:37> »
What kind of contacts would yall suggest for named contacts for a character with the friends in high places quality? I like the idea of a runner knowing a specific person who has been involved in a historic event. Is there a useful source of named people in the world of Shadowrun?

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« Reply #1 on: <02-26-16/1632:47> »
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« Reply #2 on: <02-26-16/1649:12> »
Look at the people running the Megas or big crime syndicates in 4e and pick one of them.
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« Reply #3 on: <02-26-16/1712:40> »
Hard targets has a couple of named 8+ contacts.

Ideas:
Delta Clinic Director

Politicians

Intelligence Agency Assistant Director.

International Infobroker.

Batman (because he could exist in the shadowrun world) :)


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« Reply #4 on: <02-26-16/1723:44> »
Hard targets has a couple of named 8+ contacts.

Ideas:
Delta Clinic Director

Politicians

Intelligence Agency Assistant Director.

International Infobroker.

Batman (because he could exist in the shadowrun world) :)

The latter has merits. Imagine being captured and threatning to call Batman... imagine him ACTUALLY showing up.
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« Reply #5 on: <02-26-16/2049:40> »
Hard targets has a couple of named 8+ contacts.

Ideas:
Delta Clinic Director

Politicians

Intelligence Agency Assistant Director.

International Infobroker.

Batman (because he could exist in the shadowrun world) :)

A senior senator in UCAS congress (or the current President) would be an awesome Contact to have at high Loyalty. :P
As would the director of the FBI, CIA or NSA (though some high muckity muck in the UN would probably better here).
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« Reply #6 on: <02-26-16/2316:43> »
How would a GM play the president with a loyalty of 6 towards a Shadowrunner?
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« Reply #7 on: <02-27-16/0121:21> »
How would a GM play the president with a loyalty of 6 towards a Shadowrunner?
I suppose it depends on the relationship between the two.

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« Reply #8 on: <02-27-16/0121:34> »
How would a GM play the president with a loyalty of 6 towards a Shadowrunner?

Staying over in the Lincoln Bedroom quite often or maybe being able to borrow Air Force One on occasion?
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« Reply #9 on: <02-27-16/0301:47> »
Maybe you and the President use the Clinton closet :P

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« Reply #10 on: <02-27-16/1640:32> »
You don't even need to stop at the President.  You can be BFF with Harlequin, or Damien Knight, or Ghostwalker.  Of course, being the best of buddies with a powerful and influential figure can be a double-edged sword; people like that also have powerful enemies.

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« Reply #11 on: <02-27-16/1929:24> »
You don't even need to stop at the President.  You can be BFF with Harlequin, or Damien Knight, or Ghostwalker.  Of course, being the best of buddies with a powerful and influential figure can be a double-edged sword; people like that also have powerful enemies.

Then there's Villiers's daughter as a Loyalty 6 Contact--basically being her f**k buddy. :P
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« Reply #12 on: <02-27-16/2149:01> »
I'd rather have Glitch or Slamm-O! as a contact loyalty 6. That's the sort of friend you can't get enough of.

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« Reply #13 on: <02-28-16/1407:27> »
Eww.  You can definitely get enough of both of those two. With the possible exceptions of /dev/grrl/, Frosty, and Man of Many Names, I would not want pretty much anyone in Jackpoint - Fastjack included - as a high-loyalty contact.

That said, there are only a handful of high-end 'named' individuals I'd really want to have as quality contacts.  Buttercup, Richard/Samantha/Daughter Villiers, Arleesh, Hitomi Shiawase ... that's most of them right there.  Granted, most of those have Connections 9-12 ... but hey.

One of these days I really need to lay out my revised contact stuff for y'all ...
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« Reply #14 on: <02-28-16/1834:39> »
I'd rather have Glitch or Slamm-O! as a contact loyalty 6. That's the sort of friend you can't get enough of.

True, especially Slamm-O is basically the first to call if you need a live target to try your new hand loaded Depleted Uranium Rounds for that shiny Barret you have in your stack.