June 6, 2019 at 5:24 pm #19542
Please add your character sheets below. IC should go up on Thursday if people are ready.June 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm #19544
Bobby „MadCat“ Walker (Amerindian)
Karma Spend/Total: 33/62 (5 from Starting Karma)
Chapter 1: 8k reward turns to 6800 after taxes – all that goes to reduce the In Debt quality down from 30.000 to 23.200
Spending 4 Karma to reduce the quality down to In Debt II. (End of the month the debt will still rise by 2320 Nuyen to 25.520 Nuyen)
10 Karma go to Flesh Sculpter quality, 15 Karma go to Taboo Transformer, leaving me with 1 Karma
Spending 4 Karma to buy off In Debt II
Chapter 2: 10000 Nuyen payout, 8500 after taxes. 1850+150 ear marked for lifestyle share, reducing debt by 6200 to 17.000,
End of the month increases it to 18.700 Nuyen. Rest goes to money in hand
Karma: 2 karma, enough to buy off a rank of In Debt if you can afford it
Contact: Katsuo “Andrew” Musai, Yakuza sergeant, at Connection 4, Loyalty 1
Knowledge Skills (general): 3 points to spend as you please, to either buy new knowledge skill(s) and/or to add to existing knowledge skills, the goal being to advance things that are often afterthoughts. Spend these the same way you would in chargen (e.g. a specialization costs 1 skill point).
Knowledge Skill (specific): Sioux Sign Language at rank 1. This is from Native American Nations, Volume 1. It’s good for secure, non-verbal communication when wireless is unavailable or inadvisable. Granted, this was much more common in 1E-3E than it is now, but I think it’s something that Bobby might be able to mime while in some of his animal forms.
REA 2(5) (10 Karma)
AGI 2 (10 Karma)
Exceptional Attribute MAG 14
Quick Healer 3
Agile Defender 3
Mentor Spirit (Beast aka: Shark) – Mentor‘s Mask 5
Flesh Sculpter I
Super Human Psychosis -2
National SIN (Sioux) -5
Did you just call me dumb -3
Poor Self Control (Thrill Seeker) -4
Unarmed (Tooth and Claw) 6(8 ) +3
Spellcasting (Manipulation) 6(8 )
Gymnastics (Dodge) 6(8 )
Intimidate (Mental) 6(8 )
Armorer (Armor) 1(3 )
Piloting Ground 1
Assensing (Aura Reading) 4(6 )
Sioux Sign Language 2
Magical Threats 4
Underworld 3 (Yakuza)
Military (Sioux) 3
Talismonger (Bill Wildwater) 5/2
Captain Razak (SDF) 4/3
Lysander (Info Broker) 3/1
Livewire (Neo-Anarchist hacker) 3/3
Contact: Katsuo “Andrew” Musai, Yakuza sergeant, at Connection 4, Loyalty 1
Adept Powers (Sioux Tradition):
Increased Reflexes 3 3,5
AGI Boost 0,25
BOD Boost 0,25
Astral Perception 1
Adept Spell (Shapechange, Fetish) 1
Heightened Concern 0,5
Critical Strike 0,5
Elemental Strike (Electricity) 0,5
Fake SIN 2 -4000
Armored Jacket -1000
+ ShockFrills -250
Critter Armor 12 -600
+Electrical Insulation 6 -1500
+Chemical Protection 6 -1500
Critter Googles R6 -300
+Persona Mod (2 Electronic Packs) -500
+Flare compensation -250
+Low Light Vision -500
+Visual Enhancement R3 -1500
Comlink R1 -100
Respirator R6 -300
Survival Kit -200
Livestyle Medium (Shared) -1900
1/4 of the Team Car -4000
Reagents 50 -1000
Stealth Tags 30 -30
Medkit R3 -1500
Defiance Ex Shocker -250
+Laser Sight -125
+Quickdraw Holster -175
+ 20 Taser Darts -100
+Peronalized Grip -100
Luggage (good) (Backpack) -100
+ Roll of duct tape -5
Amorer Toolkit -500
Money on Hand 2225
Recruiting Interview with Specialist Robert Walker:
Son of War Shaman Yanni “Dark Crow” Walker and Environmental Engineer Elisabeth Miller (official resident).
Born August 12th 2051 in Cheyenne.
Developed strong physical magical talent during highschool, was recruited into Sioux Defense Forces at age 17, recommended for special training at 18. Completed tour of duty at [Classified] and [Classified], talent for infiltration and scout duties. Recommended for special operations, recommendation rescinded due to disciplinary problems.
Barred from further promotions, honorable discharge in 2073. Assessment by Shaman Bill Whitewater indicates severe totemic influence over personality and/or corrupted totem (Hunger/Wendigo classification).
Self employed tourist guide, private detective and suspected mercenary work.
Currently in debted to the Tiošpaye.
Assessment: Ready for recruitment
Cpt. Razak: Mr. Walker, how are you? It’s been a while since we met.
Robert Walker: Yeah, long time no see… Could be better, could be worse. Anyone still alive from the 16th?
CR: The 16th never dies – though no, no-one you’d know is still around. I heard you had some trouble recently? Something about a lost consignment for the extended Family?
RW: You looking for trouble? Cause asking stuff like that is a quick way to getting digested by coyotes. I’ve got nothing to do with those assholes since Charlie took over.
CR: Fair enough. But you are still looking for gainful employment, aren’t you? See kid, I always had a week spot for you and your abilities. A real shame that those pencil pushers couldn’t overlook that little scuffle you had with Seargent What’s-his-name.
RW: Ha. Asshole deserved it.
CR: Well, maybe you didn’t have to turn into a Chimpanzee, knock him out and throw your own feces at him.
RW: Didn’t have to – wanted.
CR: *Sigh* – Just for your information, it took me considerable effort to prevent them from just throwing you into prison and losing the key. The honorable discharge was the best I could do for you.
RW: And my eternal gratitude it has ensured. What do you want? I’ve got a child’s birthday party to entertain and need to get into character soon.
CR: How would you like to work for a real PI agency? In Seattle. A regular income, no troubles with the NAN authorities, interesting jobs and a new start?
RW: Yeah – what’s the catch?
CR: From time to time you’d be approached by someone who gives you a job you can’t refuse – still payed of course.
RW: So black ops on forreign soil? Eh, what the hell, I’m in. At least it can’t be as boring as the shit I do right here…June 6, 2019 at 7:52 pm #19550June 7, 2019 at 12:35 am #19556June 7, 2019 at 5:49 pm #19582
I’m not sure if I’ll get a next post up over the weekend (but I’ll try). Think of the possible delay as giving you all a chance to add any notes on what your characters have been doing, response to the storm, etc. 🙂June 7, 2019 at 6:40 pm #19588
FYI, many of the factoids in Mato’s IC post are from the Counting Coup adventure module.
As a matter of shared understanding, the IC post mentions our “house”. Touristville is mostly commercial, and the residential aspects are more likely to be apartment buildings. I’ve personally been imagining a walk-up office that we’ve converted into housing. So, a garage at street-level, along with a door/entrance that leads to stairs that walk up to our office/apartments above the garage. All of this is open to our collective interpretation though.June 7, 2019 at 8:30 pm #19591
When Im on a computer I’ll edit house to building, or the like.June 7, 2019 at 8:53 pm #19592
Not trying to overrule you; just mentioning it so that we can have a discussion and make sure we’re on the same page.June 7, 2019 at 9:26 pm #19593
I’m good with your vision of it. Makes it more interesting.June 8, 2019 at 12:31 pm #19605
For clarity, is Jawsey on this call? I’m not sure if you’re NPCing him or if this is the Amy/Bobby/Mato show.
Also, do we know if the offer is 8K total or 8K per runner? Or is that deliberately uncertain in the IC?June 10, 2019 at 6:26 pm #19646
Sorry for the lack of clarity.
– Jawsey is off in Everett, working for the Vory he owes money to (and none too happy about it)
– I just learned a lesson about running PbP vs face-to-face — the back and forth is going to be slower, so spell out more details more clearly.
– I’ve assumed that you made enough convincing arguments to raise his original offer for 8k total to 9k total.
– This initial payment is intended to be only part of the payment for this chapter. I just didn’t consider it reasonable that he’d hire you for the whole thing with no previous experience with you and not knowing details yet.June 11, 2019 at 1:39 am #19650
Alright, I made a post steering us toward an agreement, (unless anyone objects).June 11, 2019 at 6:44 pm #19661
As an ongoing item, if any of my posts are confusing, please let me know and I’ll try to clarify them. That they are clear in my mind is not always a guarantee that the actual words make sense …..June 12, 2019 at 3:39 am #19665
It’s late for me now but I should be able to IC post tomorrow.
As for clarity, there will always be Fog of War in PbP games. It’s just a part of the format.June 12, 2019 at 9:25 am #19668
I meant more if your reaction is ‘what is he even trying to say?’June 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm #19672
Right, but even then there’s fog. Maybe he’s intentionally trying to obfuscate the situation, or maybe he’s willfully omitting some facts, or telling white lies. So we might ask for OOC clarification, but you should also feel comfortable pushing back and saying, “That’s on purpose.”
In other news, I passed by this IC address about a month ago. I had a meeting at Microsoft Building 37, which is a half mile east. What always strikes me when I go over there is how many trees there are. You’ll be driving toward a building parking lot and on the side of the road will be a wall of evergreen trees so thick that you can’t see through it to the other side. That’s the Eastside for you vs. Seattle proper. I wonder if things would still be like that in the Sixth World, or if pollution and the Barrens would have gotten the upper hand. Up to Beta, I suppose.June 13, 2019 at 11:02 pm #19705
The sliding box would be big enough for a SR 5th edition CRB, but nothing much larger. It completely closes up to be slid through to the locked room (and must pass through the ward on the way)
The suite has too rooms — the reception area that you are in, with a door to a hallway, and the inner office (the locked room) which opens only onto the reception room (although it is on the outer wall of the building, and may have a window.June 14, 2019 at 7:33 pm #19735
@beta, not sure how much dice rolling you want. I’m going to coast on Bobby’s 7-hit Perception test until told otherwise.June 15, 2019 at 10:24 pm #19740
Another lesson learned, pre-write certain descriptions that are apt to show up. In other words I’m working on a post but it won’t be up until tomorrow.June 15, 2019 at 10:37 pm #19742
No worries, it is the weekend.
Tomorrow is both Fathers’ Day and my wife’s birthday, so I’ll be distracted most of the day anyway.
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