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Transplanting Roanapur into Shadowrun

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Dracain

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« Reply #15 on: <02-13-12/1214:13> »
See, I'd cast them as Revy the lightly auged GunAdept (human or elf), Benny the (hacker/techno here, human), Rock the human newbie pornomancer, and Dutch the heavy auged street sam.

Also....Roberta's Blood Trail is a 6 episode OVA now :D
Does Revy really strike you as an adept?  I mean, honestly, she isn't the kind of person to go for magic or other such stuff, she would go for the chrome.  And I can definitely see Dutch auged out, but he isn't really the team fighter.  He can talk, he can shoot and most importantly he can lead and plan.  I don't think Dutch would be a full out street sam, but he would definitely have elements of that in his build.  As for Rock, I doubt he would be an adept (pornomancer is social adept right? I hope I didn't mix up the term).  He lived a very boring non eventful life before he joined the crew.  This means he most likely didn't have any actual magical talent.  However, augmentations are commonplace, so for an average businessman to have maybe some eye augs would be normal.  I really don't see much magic use in the team, they seem more the type of people to be aug users.  But that is just my opinon. 

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« Reply #16 on: <02-13-12/1607:33> »
Guys, guys. Dutch is the driver/wheelman/smuggler.

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« Reply #17 on: <02-13-12/1752:26> »
I thought Benny drove the car?  I know Dutch operates the PT Boat, but Benny's always driving the car.
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« Reply #18 on: <02-13-12/2024:06> »
Lee: I disagree and think both are on equal footing, mostly because action stuff is ALWAYS better in motion, but respect your stance.

Now, I really couldn't see Revy as augmented simply because she is hardcore about relying on her own skills. Again, lightly auged, likely phys adept. Rock could go either way honestly, amd I suggested Dutch to be highly augged due to his supposed time in the military.
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« Reply #19 on: <02-16-12/1943:25> »
Revy is definately a gun adept, with something that boosts her mobility. Dutch is a street sam/merc type.
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« Reply #20 on: <03-01-12/1631:10> »
Ya, I see what you mean about Revy being an adept now.  I just didn't figure her to be the mystic type, but then again, mysticism is commonplace in the sixth world, and her belief in herself and her skills is very much fitting with the warriors path.  I think I am going to try and catch up on Black Lagoon, I haven't read it for a long time, nor seen the show. 

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« Reply #21 on: <03-01-12/1656:48> »
Yeah, the manga-ka seems to be on a long hiatus...there hasn't been a chapter in around a year or so, so take your time.
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« Reply #22 on: <03-09-12/0126:19> »
i agree with rock being a social adept, but he would have to also boost whatever covers for alcohol consumption, a japanese business man has to be able to read his mark and have their mind move where he needs it to and alcohol helps in the matter. plus it socially accepted habit in japan for a office man to have. also i agree on revy being a gun adept and dutch a merc.
remember though that dutch apparently served in vietnam when he was way young, but i don't know the shadowrun equivalent of fucking hell hole that no one gave a shit about till communism came.
also you forgot the cartels, though i don't know if they still hold a presence.

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« Reply #23 on: <03-09-12/0755:22> »
Oh, in my version (Thus far) The Triad(s) and Hotel Moscow are still two of the Big Three, with the Italians, the Yaks, and the American Mob all vying nicely (as in "As quietly and not "Piss off the Big Two this time you idiots" as possible" nicely) for 3rd. Not sure who I'll put up there.

The Church of Violence will be a major player world wide, but they still have their chapel on the hill. Hell, I'm trying to decide if "Lagoon Company" is just a title given to the current group of people who are competent enough to not get killed. Or maybe Rock has survived all these years and is running it from behind the scenes (Leonization FTW, and you know he would.)

Still trying to figure out why china/Japan/Insert Corp Here hasn't Thor shot the damn city yet though. Maybe same reason they haven't for that one area of Hong Kong...or most of Southern Africa.
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« Reply #24 on: <03-09-12/2110:15> »
Better to have all the troublemakers in an out of the way place than in the good parts of town. Plus it's a good place to get deniable assets.
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Kylen

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« Reply #25 on: <03-09-12/2252:29> »
So would that mean (New) Roanapur would be the (Insert megastore here) of Shadowrunners and Other Ne'er-Do-Wells?
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« Reply #26 on: <03-10-12/1452:22> »
Aye, a wretched hive of scum and villainy. It's like a better well off barrens in my mind, basically no law enforcement, lots of random violence and overt action, but with utilities.
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« Reply #27 on: <05-14-12/0217:44> »
There's Law Enforcement!


Just not....Knight or Star level enforcement.

(Yes I'm bringign this one back. I've been busy)

Anyways, I've fleshed it out a little more. Hotel Moscow's current leader uses the Title of Balalakiva (I think that was her name) or Captain, as respect to the first leader of the region. The Triad is still the same, though I need to decide a name for it other then just "The Triad". Flip flopping between Yakuza having finally gotten a foothold in the city and is the new Big Third, or if the Italian Mafia got it back, or maybe the American Mafia.

Lagoon Company (Likely the players) is a "hereditary' business, similar to the Get Backers. Sometimes passed down, but usually more to a "There always is x group, and there always will be." Certain members of the original may or may not be alive. I haven't decided yet.

The Church of Violence still is there, and is now likely run by Mother Eda, after her predecessor's passing. She died in a gunfight, of course.

Not sure who else I'll transplant in as "elders"/still in business, but that's what I've gotten to so far in the "Gist" category. A lot of other details really depend on the group playing, the campaign, and what you actually need.

Also: If someone can come up with awesome Shadowrun based Black Lagoon pics, I'll love you forever.
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« Reply #28 on: <08-17-12/1350:37> »
You find a large bunch of good cyberpunk cityscape pictures in this thread: http://forums.shadowrun4.com/index.php?topic=5104.0 and the "original" Roanapur at http://www.animevice.com/roanapur/23-31/all-images/84-56996/roanapurbudda/83-454204/.

In Shadowrun iŽd keep Roanapur small. It has a special flair because it is not a Megacity and nearly all the players know each other personally. Here are some impressions that may fit a Shadowrun Roanapur:









Oh and Dutch... HeŽs a Street Sam, but a 1st ED one for sure


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« Reply #29 on: <08-17-12/1713:14> »
*insert fanelf squee here*

I've been hooked up on BL lately, and was considering a campaign based off of it just last week (well, everything that our GM didn't rip off already - he did a run based on "Greenback Jane"). We even figured out metatypes/professions for the characters.

Good luck in worldbuilding, Kylen!
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