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Offline Drowdeviant

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2015, 12:36:26 AM »
Oh there's already a new ware book out? Awesome ;D

So are we based on Seattle or an international group? I'm all for making individual ties to other PCs, but wit so many already we could also consider some sort of events that may have brought the group as a whole together before. Maybe they're all part of the same generation runners, they all participated in the same series of events that raised them to this level of success or just they've hung out at the same club for long that the runner community kinda already considers it theirs?

It gives you the ability to have roller skates in your cyber feet X3. If you red the 4E book Augmentation it's pretty much the 5E version of it with some more stuff thrown in. You get get any non rifle gun as a cybergun as well. ;)

Offline kckolbe

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2015, 12:37:52 AM »
Rough concept: My character was an intel agent and briefer of some kind, either for a corporation or military.  Through a combination of sneaking, cons, and firearms combat, he could get most simple places, forging documents to help when feasible, where his impressive perception and analytic mind would tell him much.  He would then return to base, office, etc, and brief his findings, being an amazing briefer.  He did not, however, possess hacking, infiltration, or advanced combat, so would sometimes have to work with specialists.  In order to be more effective, he was provided a small cyberware upgrade.

Eventually, he came to philosophical disagreements, a falling out, etc and left the organization, taking some things of importance with him.  The sale of these contents allowed for major cyber/bioware upgrades, which he knew he would die soon without.  After all, he'd made an enemy, one that knew he wasn't the best fighter.  Somehow, in the process of modifying himself, he discovered he was gifted with magic, the small cyberware he'd had since a young man keeping him from realizing it.

He is very weak as a magician, almost completely ineffective, but he possesses a very keen mind, a deceptively tough body, and is rarely out of his depth.

Online Sain

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2015, 12:49:35 AM »
international could be fun. Shadowrun has so many cool areas aside from Seattle and the international politics can be fun.

It gives you the ability to have roller skates in your cyber feet X3. If you red the 4E book Augmentation it's pretty much the 5E version of it with some more stuff thrown in. You get get any non rifle gun as a cybergun as well. ;)

Is it back to the good old days of cybered up trolls having runspeed of 120kmph? It was glorious in 4th ed how you could achieve and sometimes top vehicle speeds but maintain perfect maneuverability. Probably not playing a troll though. I want to get high edge.

Offline Drowdeviant

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2015, 01:07:41 AM »
international could be fun. Shadowrun has so many cool areas aside from Seattle and the international politics can be fun.

Is it back to the good old days of cybered up trolls having runspeed of 120kmph? It was glorious in 4th ed how you could achieve and sometimes top vehicle speeds but maintain perfect maneuverability. Probably not playing a troll though. I want to get high edge.
The world demands to have something to challenge Usain Bolt. :3

I want the rigger book to come out so we can have sports cars on train tracks again X3

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Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2015, 02:52:28 AM »
Thank you for the knowledge and the book suggestions, it's always good to know where to start. I played a point buy system that would be 4th ed related with heavy home brew for the gems setting. But the books I own are a mix of 1st ed on so a bit of a grab bag for usefulness but usually helpful for flavour and ideas whatever the system :P

Let me throw my idea into the ring to see if the GM likes it. Drow Deviant is interested in being her rescuer and partner, if she's suitable as a PC.

The Princess and The Dragon
The dragon in this is a patient villianiious type who rivalled for love (and profit) with her father. Losing two love,the dragon settled into a patient plan for revenge spanning 2 decades of careful thought. The princess is the heir to the family corporation and thus a 'princess from her noble house'. I know, I like cheesy iconic stories too much :) Isolated and lonely, the princesses friends are chatty servants and master tutors. Her school was not one of children learning to play, read and count. But one that taught corporation finance, English law and recess was time to in on recordings of staff meetings and corporate negotiations. Outside of school, her playtime was equally manipulated. A 'freedom', where she was encouraged to explore the digital world and master it's secrets. Her toys became the latest cyberware whilst her games became spying and hacking on their corporate staff... Routing out the corrupt and incompetent to ear himself her parents acclamations and pride! But despite her confidence within the digital world, she rarely met people so our princess carries a shy child's innocence about her- a trait that lends her much charm despite her pampered nature.

The defining event is the dragons kidnapping of the princess- but unlike most, he choose her situation to be very deliberate and carefully maintained. No ransom demand was made, nor was the child brutalised in any way. Instead her dragon locked her away, depriving her from all contact. Isolated, more so than ever before, our princess was cared for by simple robots and servitors. Inhuman machines incapable of personal contact. And slowly, her mind was reworked. Seeking to deepen her isolation until it maddened her. Subtle music hid subliminal messages about love, companionship and desperate need. Nanites within her meals worked at her mind, altering the chemistry to open her susceptibility to her loneliness and the messages slowly consuming her. All this was to prime her, to reshape her mind about the concept of devotion and love - reworking a lonely maidens heart into a overpowering need to devote herself completely to one - one dark dragon who she could never afford to be separated from again... And thus his revenge would be complete. For what harm can one do to the dragon, without the maiden herself reflecting his wounds in her desperate maddened despair?

But then a hero stepped into view. Not a dragon nor a parent, not even a man. A shadow runner hired to return a lost jewel. And so her mind settled itself about her heroine, devoting herself with all she could give. And perhaps, just perhaps, her love mind discover a heart to make whole.

The concept is a worldly inexperienced girl who has the best tech and skills to utilise it. She can even demonstrate a self defence skill- since her parents worry so. but she lacks the worldly experience to expect a dirty trick or trap. Breaking into a corporate server might be playful but sweet talking her way past the security guard is a frightful challenge. Household chores and microwave cooking are troublesome new skills to acquire- or perhaps, dreadful disciplines to endure. But then so is stepping outside into the world, seeing it's strange shops and dancing through its dirty streets like a child in a neon rain!

And of course there is her love. Her undying love and devotion to her rescuer. She can be shaped and grown by that person's words. Their respect, pride, fear and disappointment will elate and crush her spirits. Their rule is absolute- not even a president can overshadow her loved one! But so to comes her childish need for that love to be returned. To make their relationship grow, to build their love, to be together... To long when their apart, it's also a part of who she and what she will become.

As for the Gm, there are three tools to utilise. The vengeful patient Dragon will plot once more. Her overbearing parents will try to reassert themselves within her life- but they are no longer needed, thus their needs and no longer respected. Leaving them with troublesome grief and misplaced anger at her misfortunes heroine. And then there are the needs of their corporation - corporate ambition is a powerful tool - but their next heir cares nothing for them. Why she would turn them all to charitable works should her heroine declare such a desire... Manipulation, intrigue and plain old assignation should be called for :)

Meanwhile Drow deviants word on the characters lead me to believe in a childish innocent in their bond and a beautiful explorative flirtation... With just a little kink from a femme fatale to make the delightful desireful...


Let me know what you think as a Gm! I do love to pick the more unusual concepts i know...

And forgive my typing, this iPad isn't the best place to type.

Offline HopeFox

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2015, 03:23:34 AM »
You know I'm up for some Shadowrun!

A high-powered shadowrunner sounds awesome, but I'm also very intrigued by the idea of other character types, since I've always been more interested in the Shadowrun setting than in the actual shadowrunning. A high-class escort with some SURGE changeling features to make her appeal to... particular clientele could be a lot of fun. (Muse knows what I'm talking about!)

In fact, why not both? A super-hot escort with technomancer powers would be great for the odd mission, and still lots of fun outside of the run.

Online Sain

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2015, 04:25:40 AM »
So do we use the regular resource table or the one presented on p.64 of pdf in the prime runner play?

Offline AndyZTopic starter

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2015, 04:27:31 AM »
Kimmy, I'm reading through everything but it'll take a bit.  ADD and all that.  It's a freeform concept, not a shadowrunner, right?

I guess the Prime Runner nuyen table can work.

Offline Drowdeviant

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2015, 04:36:10 AM »
Kimmy, I'm reading through everything but it'll take a bit.  ADD and all that.  It's a freeform concept, not a shadowrunner, right?

I guess the Prime Runner nuyen table can work.
Andy that is Kimmy's runner idea. :3

Also yay for more Nuyen!

Offline HopeFox

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2015, 05:56:05 AM »
Okay, this character is coming together surprisingly quickly in my head...

An elf with jaguar-themed SURGE who started out doing MeFeed shows for furries and other people who liked the catgirl look, eventually got picked up by Aztechnology, first to advertise their cat food and cat accessories on her show, and then as someone to represent the jaguar god Tezcatlipoca in religious ceremonies, and now she's living the high life as a socialite and arm candy to some very important people. Megacorporate Fame and Friends in High Places, for sure. She might be a technomancer on the side, so she can do the occasional shadowrun, but she might be plenty of fun just as a non-runner.

EDIT: So we're using the Prime Runner nuyen table... what about the other Prime Runner stuff? In particular, the Charisma x 6 worth of Contacts? Or the higher Availability limit?
« Last Edit: August 11, 2015, 06:04:34 AM by HopeFox »

Offline Kimmy

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Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2015, 07:22:20 AM »
Kimmy, I'm reading through everything but it'll take a bit.  ADD and all that.  It's a freeform concept, not a shadowrunner, right?

I'm sorry if my concept is rather longer than I had thought it might be... I do get wrapped up when I'm writing. But I'm learning to make myself more concise & on topic. ^_^ My character is intended to be made with a sheet. I mean, I can do much the same with freeform, but will it matter much? You've given us very generous character limits I think. Plenty enough for her.

And I totally need a name... I'd love a street name related to bunny rabbits but I'm totally flatlining on creative names.  :'(

I really hope she works for your Evil GMliness... Let me know when you settle enough to get your head about her.

Offline KaylaM

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2015, 08:15:43 AM »
Just clarifying; are you looking for Freeform Player Characters here? Your opening post is a bit unclear.

Offline kckolbe

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2015, 09:57:21 AM »
Man, some really interesting concepts came in while I was asleep.  Great stuff!

Online Sain

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2015, 10:32:06 AM »
Going to go with monofilament whip dual wielding one elf army and aim for the ability to bypass most security checkpoints while fully armed.

Offline Drowdeviant

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2015, 12:27:02 PM »
Ok I would just like everyone's opinion cause I kinda can't decide. What race would make a good face infiltrator hybrid in your mind?

Online Sain

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2015, 12:50:20 PM »
Fluff and crunch wise its got to be elf, though humans aren't that bad in 5th ed either. Depends. If you go full ware and no magic/resonance then you're gonna cap edge anyway so might as well pick the more expensive of the two races i.e. human.

Offline Drowdeviant

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2015, 01:12:02 PM »
Ah. I'm actually going to be an adept actually. Elf with the human looking quality should do nicely though ;)

Offline AndyZTopic starter

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2015, 02:07:30 PM »
Just clarifying; are you looking for Freeform Player Characters here? Your opening post is a bit unclear.

To better explain: The majority of characters will be system-created shadowrunners, but I'm also looking for non-shadowrunner freeform PCs who would like to help flesh out the setting.  If you're interested in such, by all means join in ^_^

Although, given the number of people we're getting already, I may end up needing an assistant GM...

Offline AndyZTopic starter

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2015, 03:44:26 PM »
Kimmy: how well does the princess actually understand the dragon?  I can see a few different ways for this to go, but the motivations of the dragon probably won't follow the expectations of simple vengeance. 

Giving a little bit of OOC info, I would imagine that your character is now going to be manipulated by said dragon behind the scenes now that you've been honed into a proper tool.

Offline Drowdeviant

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2015, 04:27:10 PM »
Kimmy: how well does the princess actually understand the dragon?  I can see a few different ways for this to go, but the motivations of the dragon probably won't follow the expectations of simple vengeance. 

Giving a little bit of OOC info, I would imagine that your character is now going to be manipulated by said dragon behind the scenes now that you've been honed into a proper tool.
Ooo manipulation. >:) I think that dragon may be facing resistance to that. My character is likely gonna have friends in high places. ;) Our princess will have a black knight watching out for her. :)

Offline HopeFox

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2015, 04:36:57 PM »
To better explain: The majority of characters will be system-created shadowrunners, but I'm also looking for non-shadowrunner freeform PCs who would like to help flesh out the setting.  If you're interested in such, by all means join in ^_^

Although, given the number of people we're getting already, I may end up needing an assistant GM...

My concept may work well as a bit of both? I expect that she would mostly be a social figure, serving as social lubricant between runners, corps and governments. But if I make her a technomancer (since that's really the only kind of runner you can be when you're so famous), she can occasionally go on runs, especially if there isn't another PC hacker to do hacking stuff for a given mission.

I miiiiight be able to help out as an assistant GM, if the workload isn't too great. I do want to run things, I just have not much time.

Offline AndyZTopic starter

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2015, 04:47:08 PM »
Ooo manipulation. >:) I think that dragon may be facing resistance to that. My character is likely gonna have friends in high places. ;) Our princess will have a black knight watching out for her. :)

I don't want to say much more else.  Gears are turning.

My concept may work well as a bit of both? I expect that she would mostly be a social figure, serving as social lubricant between runners, corps and governments. But if I make her a technomancer (since that's really the only kind of runner you can be when you're so famous), she can occasionally go on runs, especially if there isn't another PC hacker to do hacking stuff for a given mission.

I miiiiight be able to help out as an assistant GM, if the workload isn't too great. I do want to run things, I just have not much time.

Well, the plan for this one is to have small groups going on missions while the rest are partying and living it up.

Weeks can go by between missions, after all.  It just tends to get glossed over the way that it's possible to play out hours of downtime in a D&D session but it rarely happens at the table.

Freeform PCs might be a 2075 version of Paris Hilton, or a lower level executive, or whatever else might be interesting to have as connections and contacts.  Just that, because they're PCs, you don't have to buy them.

If I can have people in a mansion/restaurant/VR Host/whatever, I don't have to worry quite as much about keeping everyone entertained all at once.

Offline HopeFox

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2015, 05:40:53 PM »
Well, with that in mind, I think I'll make her fully legit, rather than a runner, but she can serve in a fixer or Johnson role, supplying jobs to the runners. That will let her serve as a plot mouthpiece if you want me as an assistant.

I think I'll make her Awakened in that case, as befits a scion of the gods.

Offline KaylaM

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2015, 05:48:01 PM »
To better explain: The majority of characters will be system-created shadowrunners, but I'm also looking for non-shadowrunner freeform PCs who would like to help flesh out the setting.  If you're interested in such, by all means join in ^_^

Although, given the number of people we're getting already, I may end up needing an assistant GM...

Okay. Never mind then. Only interested as being a freeform Shadowrunner PC

Offline wander

Re: High Life [SR5] All welcome, room for freeformers
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2015, 06:00:59 PM »
Just wondering, is there room for my SR4 Runner?

They're a Facey Street Sam, specialising with their assault rifle and an Elf Changeling. Their character sheet is in the cyberpunk part of my request thread. I know they're SR4, though hoping that's okay to still Run in this game.