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  • #19542
    BetaBeta
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    Please add your character sheets below. IC should go up on Thursday if people are ready.

    #19544
    Jack_SpadeJack_Spade
    Keymaster

    Bobby „MadCat“ Walker (Amerindian)

    Karma Spend/Total: 84/87 (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

    Interlude:
    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.

    Chapter 3:
    Karma: 25
    Contact: Jhonney Morad (Arms Dealer),(Connection: 3,Loyalty: 1)
    Knowledge Skill: Small Unit Tactics 1
    Money: 8000 Nuyen, 6800 after taxes. 1500 go to Lifestyle (left 5300), 500 go to Lysander (left 4900), 4700 go to reduce Debt
    Debt 18.700 reduced to 14.000. At the end of the next month this increases back up to 15.400 Nuyen
    200 go to Money on hand

    Attributes:
    BOD 5
    REA 2(5) (10 Karma)
    AGI 2 (10 Karma)
    STR 3
    CHA 4
    INT 6
    LOG 3
    WIL 5
    EDG 3 (15 Karma)
    MAG 7
    ESS 6

    Limit:
    Phys 6
    Ment 6
    Soc 6(7)

    Qualities:
    Exceptional Attribute MAG 14
    Quick Healer 3
    Agile Defender 3
    Mentor Spirit (Beast aka: Shark) – Mentor‘s Mask 5
    Taboo Transformer
    Flesh Sculpter II
    Barehanded Adept (Mind Link, Extended Spatial Sense, Analyze Device, Shatter Shield)
    Elemental Attunement (Mastery)

    Super Human Psychosis -2
    National SIN (Sioux) -5
    Did you just call me dumb -3
    Impassive -7
    Poor Self Control (Thrill Seeker) -4

    Skill groups:
    Stealth 6
    Outdoors 4

    Skills:
    Unarmed (Tooth and Claw) 6(8 ) +3
    Spellcasting (Manipulation) 6(8 )
    Gymnastics (Dodge) 6(8 )
    Perception 6
    Intimidate (Mental) 6(8 )
    Armorer (Armor) 1(3 )
    Piloting Ground 1
    Pistols 6
    Assensing (Aura Reading) 4(6 )

    Knowledge Skills:
    English (N)
    Lakota 6
    Sioux Sign Language 2
    Arcana 6
    Magical Threats 4
    Underworld 3 (Yakuza)
    Zoology 5
    Military (Sioux) 3
    Marketing 1
    Small Unit Tactics 1

    Fighting Styles:
    OKICHITAW
    + Sweep
    + Counterstrike

    Contacts:
    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
    Contact: Jhonney Morad (Israeli Weapons Dealer) Connection 3, Loyalty 1

    Adept Powers (Sioux Tradition):
    Killing Hands
    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
    Elemental Body (Electricity) 1
    Demara 0,5

    Initiation (Ordeal: Hermit) (11 karma) Power Point

    Equipment 26000
    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
    Trodes -70
    Respirator R6 -300
    Survival Kit -200
    Fetish -2000
    Livestyle Medium (Shared) -1900
    1/4 of the Team Car -4000
    Reagents 50 -1000
    Stealth Tags 30 -30
    Medkit R3 -1500
    Miniwelder -250
    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
    Microtransceiver -100

    Money on Hand 2425

    Background:
    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…

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Jack_SpadeJack_Spade.
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    #19550
    TecumsehTecumseh
    Participant
    #19556
    GilgaGilga
    Participant
    #19582
    BetaBeta
    Participant

    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. 🙂

    #19588
    TecumsehTecumseh
    Participant

    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.

    #19591
    BetaBeta
    Participant

    When Im on a computer I’ll edit house to building, or the like.

    #19592
    TecumsehTecumseh
    Participant

    Not trying to overrule you; just mentioning it so that we can have a discussion and make sure we’re on the same page.

    #19593
    BetaBeta
    Participant

    I’m good with your vision of it. Makes it more interesting.

    #19605
    TecumsehTecumseh
    Participant

    @Beta
    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?

    #19646
    BetaBeta
    Participant

    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.

    #19650
    GilgaGilga
    Participant

    Alright, I made a post steering us toward an agreement, (unless anyone objects).

    #19661
    BetaBeta
    Participant

    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 …..

    #19665
    TecumsehTecumseh
    Participant

    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.

    #19668
    BetaBeta
    Participant

    I meant more if your reaction is ‘what is he even trying to say?’

    #19672
    TecumsehTecumseh
    Participant

    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.

    #19705
    BetaBeta
    Participant

    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.

    #19735
    TecumsehTecumseh
    Participant

    @Beta, not sure how much dice rolling you want. I’m going to coast on Bobby’s 7-hit Perception test until told otherwise.

    #19740
    BetaBeta
    Participant

    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.

    #19742
    TecumsehTecumseh
    Participant

    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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