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« Reply #60 on: (02:01:29/10-15-10) »
 I've been going through the old novels, one by one, and damned if I forgot that FastJack had two (albeit minor) appearances, in Into the Shadows and Night's Pawn.

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« Reply #61 on: (05:29:22/10-15-10) »
He was also in one of the Striper novels... Who Hunts the Hunter iirc, along with Dodger.
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« Reply #62 on: (18:35:25/10-15-10) »
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« Reply #63 on: (07:10:18/10-17-10) »
Just FYI, "The Old Man" referenced in the Germany Sourcebook and the "The Old Man" referenced in Target: Matrix are two different characters. I had nothing at all to do with the former, and everything to do with the latter. The "Old Man" referred to in T:M was murdered on 06/22/2063, the body discovered on 06/23/2063 (SOTA64, p 147).


sorry if i'm slow with this, but . . .
The 'Old Man' of T:M is likely to have been Patrick Goodman, founder and CEO of Cavalier Arms Ltd.  The dates of the repective deaths all but match . . .

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« Reply #64 on: (13:35:18/10-17-10) »
Just FYI, "The Old Man" referenced in the Germany Sourcebook and the "The Old Man" referenced in Target: Matrix are two different characters. I had nothing at all to do with the former, and everything to do with the latter. The "Old Man" referred to in T:M was murdered on 06/22/2063, the body discovered on 06/23/2063 (SOTA64, p 147).

Um... You realize you just told Patrick Goodman that "Old Man" was his character? ;)
sorry if i'm slow with this, but . . .
The 'Old Man' of T:M is likely to have been Patrick Goodman, founder and CEO of Cavalier Arms Ltd.  The dates of the repective deaths all but match . . .


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« Reply #65 on: (19:19:25/10-17-10) »

Um... You realize you just told Patrick Goodman that "Old Man" was his character? ;)

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It was probably an in-joke anyway  ::)

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« Reply #66 on: (00:29:47/10-23-10) »
It was probably an in-joke anyway  ::)
After a fashion.

I'll tell the whole story later, if anyone's really interested in how I came to be a part of the game world.
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« Reply #67 on: (05:46:59/10-23-10) »
I am, I think I've heard the story before, but I've forgotten the specifics. Did it have something to do with Azziewatch?
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« Reply #68 on: (10:03:00/10-23-10) »
I am, I think I've heard the story before, but I've forgotten the specifics. Did it have something to do with Azziewatch?

From Mr. Goodman himself, earlier in this thread:

Just FYI, "The Old Man" referenced in the Germany Sourcebook and the "The Old Man" referenced in Target: Matrix are two different characters. I had nothing at all to do with the former, and everything to do with the latter. The "Old Man" referred to in T:M was murdered on 06/22/2063, the body discovered on 06/23/2063 (SOTA64, p 147).

It's not canon (haven't found any way to really work it in), but Texas 2-Step died in Crash 2.0, pretty much as he lived (fighting the Azzies). Ditto for Midnight Angel, who went down with his ship (Azziewatch got pretty messed up during Crash 2.0, but it did survive). Since these were both characters I introduced, I feel like I can be reasonably definitive on those two.

All three of these characters (Old Man, Texas 2-Step, and Midnight Angle) were humans. The Old Man was just a businessman, though he had some...interesting side businesses that he managed to keep out of the public eye. 2-Step was a sammie, for lack of a better word, though he simply thought of himself as a patriot/soldier. Angel was a decker.

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« Reply #69 on: (11:11:44/10-23-10) »
Yes but I want the full story.
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« Reply #70 on: (11:27:20/10-23-10) »
I'll second the request, Patrick! ;D

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« Reply #71 on: (12:01:15/10-23-10) »
I'll third the request . . .

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« Reply #72 on: (20:46:07/10-24-10) »
What the heck.  I fourth it.....

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« Reply #73 on: (11:36:41/10-25-10) »
Once, long ago, the Earth cooled. Mountains rose, rivers flowed to the sea. This was before these forums. This was before Dumpshock. This was before Jackpoint. This was before the dinosaurs nobly sacrificed themselves to save the ascending mammals from the massive chunk of rock that fell from the sky and spelled their own doom.

This story is about one of those mammals. Indirectly, at least.

Before the forums mentioned above, there was the ShadowRN mailing list. I was a member there once, as was a chap named Erik Jameson. I frequently spoke on that mailing list about things I did and didn't like in the Shadowrun universe, and I often spoke of some of the home-grown things in my own campaign. One of these was a company called Cavalier Arms (named, for those who care, after a former girlfriend's preferred class in AD&D; she and I were still on speaking terms then...she was also this close to being the governor of Texas in Shadows of North America, but then things got ugly and I managed to get Jon Szeto to change it in time for submission).

Erik was writing for Mike Mulvihill at the time, for Corporate Download. Erik being (for reasons which surpass my understanding) a Fuchi fan, he had bid for (and won) the Novatech writeup for CDL. He wanted Miles Lanier to have his own personal weapons company, and asked me one day if I objected to him using Cavalier Arms. I did not, and told him so. Not much else was said about it for some time.

Then Corp Download hit the streets, and I buy it, and I go see how Cavalier fits into all of this. And I discover that there's a character named "Patrick Goodman" running the company and still owning a minority stake. It was at this point that I noticed how thin the fabric of reality actually was in places. It was also at this point that my own attempts to get involved in the freelancer pool for Mike and FASA both became a little ironic and a moral imperative.

I've been trying to get back at Erik Jameson ever since. Someday, perhaps, I'll succeed, but it's been harder than I thought it might be.

It's hard writing about a character with your own name; you frequently get accused of trying to write yourself into the game, the ultimate "Mary Sue" character, without the imagination needed to give them a different name. So it also became a moral imperative to kill my doppelganger, which I finally managed to do in SOTA64. So there's step 1 of my cunning plan accomplished. Now I just need to work out the time and the "give a damn" to fill in some of the blanks.

Okay, it's a clumsy ending, but there's the story of how I wound up as a character in the game world and what I've been trying to do ever since to correct it.

EDIT: Correcting a typo.
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« Reply #74 on: (15:20:31/10-25-10) »
There can be only one. ;)
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