I've been talking to Fenrir (our would-be hacker) and it looks like he's still interested. So magicians/faces are *more* welcome. If you have other characters you have already made for things, I'd be happy to take a look, too.
On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 11:10 PM, Jay Dal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hey there latent Shadowcrew, > > I'm running a game of Shadowrun at www.hyperactive.com.au, my own native > forum. It's *loosely *based around computer games, but the Off Topic > section really took over, and there's a lot of long-time, high-postcount > members who never stray from that section. Anyway, given the fact that it is > predominately a forum for nerds, I thought I'd try my luck at setting up a > Shadowrun PBP game for them. So far, it's been a bit touch and go. I had > something like 5 people interested at one point, although a few dropped out > and some still haven't got their shit together. I've managed to start two > characters in IC. > > Characters playing so far: > The Orange - The Orange is an infiltration specialist. He's a barrens rat > orc, with a huge extended family living in an abandoned apartment complex in > the barrens, and defended by a small time street-gang comprised of his > brothers and cousins. His girlfriend is quite ill, and it's tough getting > food and meds to his family. He's naturally intelligent and ambitious, and > while using his street honed skills to lift a purse he found himself mixed > up in a professional runner team led by the enigmatic and mysterious Crazy > May, who supplemented his abilities with ware and instilled the professional > paranoia of a real shadowrunner. Unfortunately, a run goes south and the > team gets hosed. Orange finds himself without connections and a Johnson > breathing down his neck for the paydata. This is where he starts off. > > Karuda - Tatsu Karuda was a Renraku citizen. He was the son of an esteemed > in-house security professional, and on the fast-track to becoming a red > samurai. Unfortunately, his bosses decided to funnel his skills into a few > Yakuza operations, and when his code of honour found him staring down his > blade at an innocent woman, he refused to do his duty, and lost a hand for > it. Burned of his honour and with the shame of failure, he extricated his > naive corporate family of his mother and sister from Renraku's Tokyo home > and boarded a plane to Seattle, on the back of his schoolyard friend, Meiji, > now a duplicitous Renraku fixer fulfilling his company's interests in > Seattle, where there business is seldom as welcom as it used to be. He's > currently picking up some hardware to begin work as a street samurai. > > > Unfortunately, our would-be Hacker is a pretty meticulous guy, and seems > unwilling to play until he fully understands the system and gameworld. I > haven't heard from him in a few weeks, so I'm not sure if he's still buried > in the source material or he's lost interest. I also had another player who > had a mystic adept Face character ready to play, but he ended up losing > interest while I was waiting for his background, so now I'm short of that > aspect, too. > > I've pretty much exhausted most leads I have within the forums who might be > interested, so I thought I'd put the offer to you guys. Anyone want to join > up? These are the roles to be filled: > > -Matrix Specialist (I'm not really looking for rigger-spec characters, as I > don't really want to have to deal with vehicle rules too often, but I don't > mind a few drones) > -Magic Specialist (Astral Cover, spells, conjuring) - The character who was > going to do this was a mystic adept, with Kinesics and improved > negotiation/con, a few spells and a lot of bonus dice in Conjuring) > -Face (So far, neither Karuda or Orange are skilled in social interaction, > and it's been hard for Orange to even get into clubs, deal with his family > members and handle business) > > Personally, the Matrix and Magic roles need to be filled, and I'd rather > keep it to four players, so ideally I'd like social interaction to be a > secondary role of one of the above characters. > > Straight off the bat, I'd like to offer a spot to Chrysalis, as I enjoy > your playing style and you also post fairly frequently. Also, JC is welcome > if he's interested, because I tried to get a Dumpshock PBP SR3 game going > with him once and I ended up dropping out. However, I'll be considering all > offers. > > Finally, even if you're not going to be joining the team, feel free to read > the IC thread <http://www.hyper.com.au/forums/showthread.php?t=16159>. If > you're interested in how I introduced a bunch of shadowrun/PnP virgins to > the game, here's the OC > Thread<http://www.hyper.com.au/forums/showthread.php?t=15684>. > There's also a lot of visual stimuli in the OC Thread that I used to > acclimatize the newbies to the shadowrun feel. > > Cheers, > Jay >