History Tabletopgame / Shadowrun

18th May '16 4:01:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** For those wondering: [[EldritchAbomination The Horrors]] that did get through have been seen near the start of the Badlands in the Eastern part of the state, Billings is [[OpenSecret the last site of free trade in the world]], the [[KnightsTemplar Mystic Crusaders]] are actively seeking Thor's Hammer, minor dragons exist all over Yellowstone, Great Falls AFB, as in "We fire the 500 intercontinental ballistic missiles laid all over Montana from here!" is under the control of Lofwyr through bartering with the NAN and, to make it absolutely perfectly crappy, if you're Scandinavian you just might express [[BodyHorror UGE]] by becoming either an Aesir (a literal angel, forsaking your physical body to ascent to the Astral Plane) or, [[AndIMustScream A Frost Giant! Like Thrym! Which means]] [[WeaksauceWeakness phenomenal cosmic power, magical abilities, 12' feet tall and double-digit body and strength stats!... and an allergy to anything over freezing point]]. To make the point: SEATTLE IS PARADISE!

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** For those wondering: [[EldritchAbomination The Horrors]] that did get through have been seen near the start of the Badlands in the Eastern part of the state, Billings is [[OpenSecret the last site of free trade in the world]], the [[KnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Mystic Crusaders]] are actively seeking Thor's Hammer, minor dragons exist all over Yellowstone, Great Falls AFB, as in "We fire the 500 intercontinental ballistic missiles laid all over Montana from here!" is under the control of Lofwyr through bartering with the NAN and, to make it absolutely perfectly crappy, if you're Scandinavian you just might express [[BodyHorror UGE]] by becoming either an Aesir (a literal angel, forsaking your physical body to ascent to the Astral Plane) or, [[AndIMustScream A Frost Giant! Like Thrym! Which means]] [[WeaksauceWeakness phenomenal cosmic power, magical abilities, 12' feet tall and double-digit body and strength stats!... and an allergy to anything over freezing point]]. To make the point: SEATTLE IS PARADISE!
13th May '16 5:46:01 PM Theriocephalus
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* AnAxeToGrind: The combat axe is a staple melee weapon for the franchise; it's significantly less accurate than the katana, but has greater reach, damage, and armor penetration, while being more expensive, restricted, and conspicuous. It's also a cheaper alternative to the [[{{BSF}} claymore]] which beats it in terms of accuracy and armor penetration.

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* AnAxeToGrind: The combat axe is a staple melee weapon for the franchise; it's significantly less accurate than the katana, but has greater reach, damage, and armor penetration, while being more expensive, restricted, and conspicuous. It's also a cheaper alternative to the [[{{BSF}} [[{{BFS}} claymore]] which beats it in terms of accuracy and armor penetration.
13th May '16 3:18:56 PM Theriocephalus
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* FantasticGhetto: Segregated neighborhoods, by choice and compulsion both, very much exist in the world of Shadowrun. Orks and Trolls most often get the short end of the stick in this regard. Notable examples include Orkland in the Bay Area; Yomi Island in Japan, serving as an internment camp for all Japanese metahumans, before being abandoned and left to to {{Wendigo}} and other [[TheVirus HMHVV]] infectees; and the Seattle Underground, settled by Orks and Trolls following anti-metahuman pogroms.



** Elves against most everybody, humans against orks and trolls (though groups like Humanis Policlub will extend it to every metahuman type), Japanese, Native Americans, Non-Native Americans, and Aztlaners at each other's throats, and so on. Elves really tend to be the punching bag of everyone, though they don't usually return the racism - elven-ruled racist nations have effectively imploded in 4e, to the point where Tír Tairngire is now run collectively by a Great Dragon and an ork.

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** Elves against most everybody, humans against orks and trolls (though groups like Humanis Policlub will extend it to every metahuman type), Japanese, Native Americans, Non-Native Americans, and Aztlaners at each other's throats, and so on. Elves really tend to be the punching bag of everyone, though but they don't usually get to return the racism - as much as they'd like -- elven-ruled racist nations have effectively imploded in 4e, to the point where Tír Tairngire is now run collectively by a Great Dragon and an ork.



* FantasticScience

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* FantasticScienceFantasticScience: As a result of scientific and technological progress over time combined with the return of magic.
12th May '16 10:11:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArtifactCollectionAgency: The Mystic Crusaders. [[KnightsTemplar Take a wild guess who they REALLY are...]]

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* ArtifactCollectionAgency: The Mystic Crusaders. [[KnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Take a wild guess who they REALLY are...]]
23rd Apr '16 11:39:20 AM Cifer
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone calls them Mr Johnson (or Herr Schmidt or the local equivalent). Right up to the point where after you've done their dirty work, they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness attempt to betray you]] and you either die, flee or reveal that you've done your homework, know where they live and currently have someone with a sniper rifle trained on the head of [[AndYourLittleDogToo their little dog, too.]]

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone calls them Mr Johnson (or Herr Schmidt or the local equivalent). Right up to the point where after you've done their dirty work, they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness attempt to betray you]] and you either die, flee or reveal that you've done your homework, know who they are and where they live and currently have someone with a sniper rifle trained on the head of [[AndYourLittleDogToo their little dog, too.]]
23rd Apr '16 9:15:23 AM Cifer
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone calls them Mr Johnson (or Herr Schmidt or the local equivalent). Right up to the point where after you've done their dirty work, they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness attempt to betray you]] and you either die, flee or reveal that you've done your homework, know where they live and currently have someone with a sniper rifle trained on the head of [[AndYourLittleDogToo their little dog, too.]]



** Not just everything, but ''everyone''. Unless you live in a total deadzone, you're likely to have at least a basic commlink. A lot of high-security places ''require'' you to have one. It wasn't all that different in 2nd and 3rd, actually; most people were hooked into the net one way or another.

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** Not just everything, but ''everyone''. Unless you live in a total deadzone, you're likely to have at least a basic commlink. A lot of high-security places ''require'' you to have one. It wasn't all that different While in 2nd and 3rd, actually; 3rd most people were hooked into the net one way or another.another, in an effort to make hackers more capable in meat-space missions, it was decided that most tech communicates wirelessly, meaning it can be hacked from a distance - ''including your cyberware''.
23rd Apr '16 8:58:51 AM Cifer
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The way most runners prefer things. Not only deckers, but pretty much every runner goes by street names, because a) they sound cool (for the pink mohawk crowd) and b) going by your real name is somewhat detrimental to leading a double-life of profitable crime (for the black trenchcoats).
18th Apr '16 6:58:15 AM Kalaong
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* CripplingOverspecialisation: If you're ''not'' doing this, common wisdom amongst ''Shadowrun'' veterans is that you're doing it wrong. ''Shadowrun'' character creation has always rewarded focus over flexibility, and it's better to have a party made up of a specialised sammie, decker, face, and mage that throw 10+ dice for their field and default at everything else, than [[MasterOfNone four characters that can throw 4-5 dice for everything]]. Simple caveat; ''everyone'' in the party should have at least one multiple-use ranged attack(pistol or powerbolt) and the ability to stop someone else from bleeding out(a healing spell or basic training in fist aid).

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* CripplingOverspecialisation: If you're ''not'' doing this, common wisdom amongst ''Shadowrun'' veterans is that you're doing it wrong. ''Shadowrun'' character creation has always rewarded focus over flexibility, and it's better to have a party made up of a specialised sammie, decker, face, and mage that throw 10+ dice for their field and default at everything else, than [[MasterOfNone four characters that can throw 4-5 dice for everything]]. Simple caveat; ''everyone'' in the party should have at least one multiple-use ranged attack(pistol or powerbolt) and the ability to stop someone else from bleeding out(a healing spell or basic training in fist first aid).
18th Apr '16 6:58:00 AM Kalaong
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* CripplingOverspecialisation: If you're ''not'' doing this, common wisdom amongst ''Shadowrun'' veterans is that you're doing it wrong. ''Shadowrun'' character creation has always rewarded focus over flexibility, and it's better to have a party made up of a specialised sammie, decker, face, and mage that throw 10+ dice for their field and default at everything else, than [[MasterOfNone four characters that can throw 4-5 dice for everything]]. Excepting that everyone in the party should know how to shoot ''some'' kind of ranged weapon and handle basic first aid.

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* CripplingOverspecialisation: If you're ''not'' doing this, common wisdom amongst ''Shadowrun'' veterans is that you're doing it wrong. ''Shadowrun'' character creation has always rewarded focus over flexibility, and it's better to have a party made up of a specialised sammie, decker, face, and mage that throw 10+ dice for their field and default at everything else, than [[MasterOfNone four characters that can throw 4-5 dice for everything]]. Excepting that everyone Simple caveat; ''everyone'' in the party should know how to shoot ''some'' kind of have at least one multiple-use ranged weapon attack(pistol or powerbolt) and handle the ability to stop someone else from bleeding out(a healing spell or basic first aid.training in fist aid).
13th Apr '16 3:43:40 PM MarqFJA
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* ZombieAdvocate: There are a few groups fighting for the rights of ghouls, but to be fair, not all ghouls are serial-killing cannibals. The ones that are are usually either feral or just plain evil. The [[VegetarianVampire ethical solution]] is simply to eat the already dead or just old severed body parts, because ghouls can only survive on metahuman flesh; despite Dunkelzahn's efforts, there's still no substitute for it. The ZombieAdvocate agenda has won, enough that ghouls can be [=PC=]s now. Not FUN [=PC=]s, but [=PC=]s.

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* ZombieAdvocate: There are a few groups fighting for the rights of ghouls, but to be fair, not all ghouls are serial-killing cannibals. The ones that are are usually either feral or just plain evil. The [[VegetarianVampire ethical solution]] is simply to eat the already dead or just old severed body parts, because ghouls can only survive on metahuman flesh; despite Dunkelzahn's efforts, there's still no substitute for it. The ZombieAdvocate agenda has won, enough that ghouls can be [=PC=]s now. Not FUN '''fun''' [=PC=]s, but still [=PC=]s.
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