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Ronin (Takeshi Takara)

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« Reply #30 on: <09-26-10/1354:43> »
Most people I know tend to use Karma Gen, because it gives you better flexibility in creating characters. If you use it, be sure to get the errata (attributes cost x5, not x3).
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« Reply #31 on: <09-26-10/1456:29> »
Just a heads up, but you might also wanna know that Ronin (as a street name) has been established in canon material with a character (one of Kensons, I think?) that's showed up in at least one novel and sourcebook.

It's always been a name that makes sense for a Shadowrun character (given the Japanese culture-baggage in the game, and the meaning of the word), but if you find a GM that's particularly knowledgeable of existing NPC types, he might have some fun with a few misunderstandings when folks hear you go by Ronin, etc, etc.

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« Reply #32 on: <09-26-10/1505:35> »
It suits him so well. Damn. Well thanks for the heads up. I'll see if I can find anything else.

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« Reply #33 on: <09-26-10/1509:09> »
Just add something. Like... Black Ronin, or something like that :)
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« Reply #34 on: <09-26-10/1514:06> »
A good suggestion. Can't use Red Ronin though, for obvious reasons. Gonna take me a while to think of something I'm happy with.

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« Reply #35 on: <09-26-10/1515:28> »
Shadow Ronin?
"Walking through walls isn't tough..... if you know where the doors are."
"It's not being seen that is the trick."

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« Reply #36 on: <09-26-10/1622:57> »
Actually, Ronin was Michael Bishop, the Protagonist of Tower of Babel. During the Renraku Arcology situation, his 'personality', along with Maegera/Morgan was absorbed into Deus. Deus then scattered his pieces throughout his drones. Ronin and Maegera were able to 'turn' some of Deus' agents. During Crash 2.0, Maegera and Ronin were able to break free from Deus, helping to stop his plans. After the crash, all three are gone.

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« Reply #37 on: <09-26-10/2150:43> »
Well if that's someone who is well known I guess I really do need to change.

Some name ideas:
Red Shadow
Guardian
Red Dragon
Saber
Warrior
Kami
Hellion

None of them are as good as Ronin, I think. If you have suggestions or opinions I wouldn't mind hearing them.

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« Reply #38 on: <09-26-10/2152:37> »
Shadow Warrior comes to mind
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« Reply #39 on: <09-27-10/0119:42> »
Shadow Warrior comes to mind

Said character would never live down the quotes from Shadow Warrior at our table...
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« Reply #40 on: <09-27-10/0120:58> »
Well if that's someone who is well known I guess I really do need to change.
Well, no.  You don't need to do anything.  If you like the name, you like the name. 

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« Reply #41 on: <09-27-10/0200:43> »
Well if that's someone who is well known I guess I really do need to change.
Well, no.  You don't need to do anything.  If you like the name, you like the name. 
Exactly, just because *that* Ronin existed doesn't mean that there aren't twenty other Street Sams calling themselves Ronin as well. In fact, you could have some fun with it, by getting the reputations confused. You might get a call on a hacking job (Ronin was modified by Deus to be the first Otaku over 18), or something similar.

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« Reply #42 on: <09-27-10/0342:23> »
Right.  I mean, it's not a "grrr, no, you can't do that!" sort of situation.  I just brought it up as something to be aware of, is all.  It could be something that resolves itself in-game, even.  Heck, anyone else remember the Sticks/Styx silliness? 

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« Reply #43 on: <09-27-10/0409:34> »
Oh ghosts, I got Jack Daniels stocks up by 2 bucks just to get over that...
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« Reply #44 on: <09-27-10/0701:07> »
But is this other Ronin really well known?