You slowly make your way down the wet streets of one of the less ‘successful’ parts of the city. The rain hasn’t stopped for several days, but at the very least it helps keep the stink of the area at bay. You attempt to keep a low profile as you move down the sidewalk, both your hands rest in the pockets of your armored trench coat.
Your fingertips brushed along the grip of your guns hidden deep in your pockets. They were a beauty too, not fragging cheap by any means but they always got you through the flak and dreck that Seattle loved to throw your way.
Rounding the corner into a dark alley your eyes adjust straight away to the darkness, tinting your vision with a faint huge of green. You scan around the space between the two buildings, seeing three figures standing next to an exit door.
‘You’re running a bit late tonight.’ One of the figures voices rings into your ears though his lips don’t move. The short stalky man moves to the door, running his fingertips over the mag lock while speaking to you again. ‘This is old dreck, shouldn’t be a problem to bypass.’
“I just hope we can get in and out of this place without all hell breaking loose like last time.” The only member of your group that actually physically has spoken chimes in. She leans against the wall next to the door, a small silenced pistol in her hand.
‘You really should invest in some head wear.’ The stalky dwarf grumbled as he tinkered with the mag lock on the door.
“And you should invest in a brain. Coyote doesn’t like her shaman shoving a bunch of tech into their meat.” The young woman growled out the words in a hushed tone into the comm device near her right ear.
‘Enough!’ the final member of your group chimed in with a commanding bark of his virtual voice. ‘I’m getting paid to get in and get that package out, not listen to you two bicker like fragging kids!’ By far he was the largest and most imposing figure, he stood close to seven foot and had two small tusks jutting out from the bottom of his mouth.
In his hand was his old friend, an allegiance shotgun. He always kept it loaded with slug rounds because buck shot would just bounce off the dermal plating of your typical rent a cop. His right arm that wielded the gun was obviously not human, it was a mechanical looking and the metal was jet black to help conceal it within the sleeve of his coat.
Noticing you staring the large orc dropped his gaze to you. ‘Yo, I hope you’re ready for this, if wiz kid there blows it and the alarm goes off, we are rushing in there. I’ve got too many bills to pay this month to blow this job now.’
Almost as if on cue to the orc’s statement a vid window popped open into the corner of your vision. It flashed red and read the words. ‘Alarm Triggered.’
‘For frag sakes!’ The orc shoves the stalky dwarf out of the way and planted a hard kick into the door, it seemed to not budge at first but then a loud clap sound was hear as the hydraulics on his legs kicked in and the large steel door smashed open, slamming onto the ground with a massive dent in the center of it.
Cocking back his shot gun he looks to you and then to the shaman. ‘Radio silence, we get in, we get the dreck, and we get out. Hopefully Wiz kid here can have our route secure since he can’t seem to open a slogging door!’
You draw both your hand guns, your smart link immediately kicks into action, you can feel the neuron limiters turn off as your wired reflexes take effect. Faster than seems humanly possible you spring into the newly opened doorway. Your eyes darting around for any signs of movement as your two companions file in behind you.
Your enhanced eyes pick up movement, without hesitation you draw your guns upward and fire several shots into the corporate suit as he tumbles to the ground, his Uzi scattering to the floor next to him as a pool of blood began to spread onto the floor.
Moments later half a dozen more guards were on you, the three of you backed up against one another, your weapons drawn as you readied to fight off the group. You felt arcane energy fill your body as your sense grew sharper, obviously the shaman was doing her voodoo again.
Aiming one gun each at two separate suits as they trained their rifles on you, you gave a knowing smirk. It was just another day at the office for you, and you weren’t going home without your creds.
So do I have your interest with my crappy little story I threw together together up there? >:3
If you're new to shadowrun then obviously the story above can easily set the mood. Think of it like D&D meets cyberpunk. Essentially it takes place in our world but in an alternate reality future where magic resurfaced and all hell broke loose because of it. There are demons, dragons, elves, orcs. It's very much a hybrid of your typical fantasy game mixed with lots of science fiction and cyber punk.
Shadowrunners are the not so fortunate members of a society that has gone to the corporate dogs. Everything has it's checks and balances and these people for various reasons have fallen through the cracks of that. They may be criminals or they may be just be unlucky bastards who got a bum wrap in life. Perhaps they are vigilantes out to try to right a wrong a corp did to them. Regardless Shadowrunners do the jobs that corporations want done on the down low. They are deniable assets but in the end they are just people trying to make a living, even if they have to run in the shadows to do it.
Now IF you are interested let me say a few things right here and now. I have NEVER ran a forum based game before so I will be rusty at it, I only run shadowrun in r/l. Even then it's been about two years since I've played it, so I will need to get back into it.
That being said if you're genuinely interested in this idea then let me know, I will throw something together in the next week or so, all I ask is that you try to post at least once a day. If you go inactive for more than a day or two I can and I WILL auto pilot your char to move things along.
I also should point out that unlike D&D and pathfinder most people have not played this system, however don't be intimidated, I will try my best to teach anyone that plays the bare minimum to play, just enough to get your rolls done, after all it's about the RP not the system, am I right?
Well just let me know something. >:3