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Offline SophinaTopic starter

Re: Shadowrun 4th Edition Campaign - [registration closed :( ]
« Reply #125 on: October 01, 2010, 01:28:48 PM »
Aww, poor Ashes, Okay, I'll PM him.

Offline Xerial

Re: Shadowrun 4th Edition Campaign - [registration closed :( ]
« Reply #126 on: October 01, 2010, 02:42:47 PM »
I hadn't expected this to happen, so I'll need a short while to write up a character, but the concept is still in my head.

Hopefully whatever came up is not the bad kind of stuff, Ashes. Sorry it made you have to drop.

I'll be working up an infiltration specialist, light on the face, since we've got that bit covered, heavy on the stealth and quiet take-downs.

Edit: Tonight I'll have him done up.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2010, 02:48:32 PM by Xerial »

Offline SophinaTopic starter

Re: Shadowrun 4th Edition Campaign - [registration closed :( ]
« Reply #127 on: October 01, 2010, 03:39:15 PM »
Alright, that all sounds fine! If it isn't any trouble, you might want to consider taking some points in Locksmith as well- we have a B&E specialist, but stealth isn't her strong suit and there might be times where we want to open a lock without alerting the occupants. ^^

Offline Kunoichi

Re: Shadowrun 4th Edition Campaign - [registration closed :( ]
« Reply #128 on: October 01, 2010, 03:41:14 PM »
Actually, in the 2070s, most of the locks one is likely to find are going to be maglocks, which are taken apart using the Hardware skill.  Locksmith will come in handy every now and then, but Hardware is where breaking and entering is at. ^^;

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Re: Shadowrun 4th Edition Campaign - [registration closed :( ]
« Reply #129 on: October 01, 2010, 03:45:01 PM »
Plus, you can use the Autopicker, which is essentially a lockpick gun, in place of Locksmith.  1200 nuyen rarely gets you a +6 to a skill, after all...with two notable exceptions.

Offline Anathanasia

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« Reply #130 on: October 01, 2010, 03:54:31 PM »
Plus, you can use the Autopicker, which is essentially a lockpick gun, in place of Locksmith.  1200 nuyen rarely gets you a +6 to a skill, after all...with two notable exceptions.

I bought one at +4, because I don't have Lock Smith but I did think it might it come in handy. ;)

Offline Anathanasia

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« Reply #131 on: October 01, 2010, 07:51:03 PM »
My character is up in the other thread! Yay! And whew.

I'm still thinking about a street name, so if anyone has any ideas, please feel free to share. No reasonable offer refused! ;)

Offline yuna0417

Re: Shadowrun 4th Edition Campaign - [registration closed :( ]
« Reply #132 on: October 01, 2010, 07:58:39 PM »
I'm still thinking about a street name, so if anyone has any ideas, please feel free to share. No reasonable offer refused! ;)

What about flirty and fun while slightly unreasonable offers?

Offline Anathanasia

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« Reply #133 on: October 01, 2010, 10:01:16 PM »
What about flirty and fun while slightly unreasonable offers?

That's a matter of taste, so go ahead and share any you might have. :-)

Offline Hikari

Re: Shadowrun 4th Edition Campaign - [registration closed :( ]
« Reply #134 on: October 02, 2010, 12:36:29 AM »
RE: Logic.  I actually still plan on taking Logic 5, because it fits the character concept.  The difference is, originally I planned on making a Logic-heavy Hacker who didn't have much in the way of programs to fall back on--so she would have been 'average' overall, by my estimation.  This isn't really possible, of course, so instead I made a Hacker with kick-ass program suites but little to no Software/Hardware skill.

I also tripped across Cyborgs while doing this, which would've been a lot more fun for my character concept, but they're completely impractical to create as characters as-written.  (They need like 120 BP worth of gear just to exist!)

RE: Leadership.  At the moment, my concept includes a full suite of 'senseware' (tricked out cybereyes/ears, orientation systems, etc.) and a TacSoft program that allows her to run a Tactical Network out of her commlink.  The only thing other characters need to do to participate in it is subscribe to her node and link in whatever senseware/detection devices they have (mostly cyber-sensory stuff, but even a completely mundane biomonitor or ultrasound sensor can be linked in), and they basically get to share information across the network (things like her ability to map an area and detect invisible targets or targets behind obstructions by sonar/radar, target data from smartlinks, pheremone detection, status of other team members via biomonitors, and any information she can add from Hacking--local camera feeds, grid-guide ETA on incoming police, and son on--etc.).

I should have a good first draft done here in a couple of hours.  I'm just doing finicky bits right now (weapon mods, ammo, etc.).

Offline Kunoichi

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« Reply #135 on: October 02, 2010, 12:45:40 AM »
Ooh, a TacNet. ^^ Dancer will be able to add in a Radar Sensor, her tricked-out Cyber-Eyes, and probably any of the Smartlinks in whatever gun she has on her, if I'm recalling how these things work correctly.  Also a low-rating Emotitoy and a Geiger Counter, which may occasionally come in handy...

Offline Hikari

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« Reply #136 on: October 02, 2010, 01:08:43 AM »
A Geiger Counter, huh?  Planning on trying to become a Glowing One?

Offline yuna0417

Re: Shadowrun 4th Edition Campaign - [registration closed :( ]
« Reply #137 on: October 02, 2010, 01:09:39 AM »
*bounces* I want to start playing!   Ready to blow something up!

Offline Kunoichi

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« Reply #138 on: October 02, 2010, 01:21:03 AM »
A Geiger Counter, huh?  Planning on trying to become a Glowing One?

Nope.  But the only Street Doc Dancer could find who would operate on a ghoul is this guy called Hazmat who runs a clinic out near Glow City in Redmond, treating those with no other options.  So she also bought a geiger counter and some radiation shielding for her Form-Fitting Body Armor, just to be careful.

Offline Anathanasia

Re: Shadowrun 4th Edition Campaign - [registration closed :( ]
« Reply #139 on: October 02, 2010, 03:25:49 AM »
Nice on the tacnet.

I've got my own cybereyes some handy softs for facial and voice recognition, plus that smart area jammer will come in extra handy now, won't it? I just grabbed it to help ensure privacy when meeting clients!

Offline Xerial

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« Reply #140 on: October 02, 2010, 03:58:34 AM »
I'll see what I've got left to buy in on the tacnet, but I'm going to be fairly cash poor, save the 15k in debt my guy's got.

Working the gear now, and contacts. This shadow is going to be a disguise/sneak based type, with a little bit of electronics and influence for a pinch, and non-lethal combat techniques. He's a pacifist, due to events in his past. He's not a fan of wetwork, but he is not about to stop anyone from killing. Call it a moral imperative, but not an evangelical one.

Offline Hikari

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« Reply #141 on: October 02, 2010, 04:16:44 AM »
Nope.  But the only Street Doc Dancer could find who would operate on a ghoul is this guy called Hazmat who runs a clinic out near Glow City in Redmond, treating those with no other options.  So she also bought a geiger counter and some radiation shielding for her Form-Fitting Body Armor, just to be careful.

Well, as long as you don't go all Ghoul Reaver on us.  Those guys are such jerks.

Nice avatar, by the way.  Halloween, yay!

Offline Kunoichi

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« Reply #142 on: October 02, 2010, 05:24:52 AM »
Thanks. ^^ And don't worry, Dancer prefers to get her weekly dietary requirement of human flesh from a refrigerated truck, even if hunting it down personally is more fun.  After all, receiving a neat little set of meat cutlets lets her play tricks on the neighbors...

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Re: Shadowrun 4th Edition Campaign - [registration closed :( ]
« Reply #143 on: October 02, 2010, 05:38:39 AM »
'Kari?  What level tacnet is Conductor going to be carrying?  I think my character can manage a level 2, maybe a level 3...since the requirement is level*2 sensory channels

Offline SophinaTopic starter

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« Reply #144 on: October 02, 2010, 06:03:40 AM »
By the way, Reiji, Xerial, do you guys have an estimate on how long it will take you to finish your sheet? I'm not in a hurry, I'm just trying to decide whether to start an informal "you all meet at a tavern" kind of opening to give everyone an excuse to socialize IC until you two arrive, or to just wait and stay OOC until everyone is ready. ^^

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Re: Shadowrun 4th Edition Campaign - [registration closed :( ]
« Reply #145 on: October 02, 2010, 06:05:12 AM »
I have about 1500 nuyen left to spend on my character (which looks like it'll be taken up by getting sensor channels for 'Kari's Tacnet), and then I'm ready.

Offline Xerial

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« Reply #146 on: October 02, 2010, 06:11:44 AM »
I have a few points to shuffle about, and a quickie backstory to write. Should be a matter of, an hour at most... DR2 is causing some lag...

Offline SophinaTopic starter

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« Reply #147 on: October 02, 2010, 06:17:14 AM »
Alright, that's perfect, I'll wait until everyone is ready. Unless anyone has some good ideas or objections, I'm going to assume that nobody has met before, and that you were all cobbled together for the meet by different fixers through somewhat murky channels.

Offline Hikari

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« Reply #148 on: October 02, 2010, 09:00:12 AM »
'Kari?  What level tacnet is Conductor going to be carrying?  I think my character can manage a level 2, maybe a level 3...since the requirement is level*2 sensory channels

She's carrying Level 4, but as far as I know there's nothing stopping you from running a Level 4 as a Level 3 (just the lower "bonus cap", of course) if that's the most the members of your team can manage.  Though, for most non-mages running 8 sensory channels is pretty easy (for a mage you might need to do something weird like run with a simrig active, which would provide your 5 meat-senses as channels).  As a reminder, some of the common and inexpensive things that can act as channels:

*Smartgun Links
*Biomonitors, including the 300 nuyen non-implant version
*Practically anything you can put in cybereyes.  The recorder that comes free with them counts as one, as does Vision Enhancement, Vision Magnification, Low-Light, and Thermo.  They don't specify whether or not Microscopic and Eye-Lights count.
*Practically anything you can put in cyberears.  Again, in addition to the ear recording unit itself, the Select Sound Filter, Audio Enhancement, Improved Sensitivity, and Spatial Recognizer all apply.  Not sure about the Balance Augmenter (it is technically a sensory upgrade, and I suppose it could tell other TacNet users what body position/orientation the person is in).
*Ultrasound sensors (non-implant or cybernetic)
*Radar sensors
*Olfactory boosters
*Orientation systems
*Drone sensors of all kinds (with each drone potentially be a different set of channels)
*Guncams, or for that matter, normal non-implant cameras linked to your PAN
*Recording devices, including radio scanners built into your PAN
*Geiger counters, chemsniffers, MADs, etc.

There's also the option (especially for mages) of not trying to participate at the level necessary to count as a subscriber in the network (ie, provide Rating x2 channels) but to just provide a few basic channels for pure data purposes.  (The biomonitor being probably the most important one.  If nothing else, everyone subscribing to the network will be able to see if you get shot, and hopefully we know where you are!)

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« Reply #149 on: October 02, 2010, 09:56:59 AM »
And posted in the character thread.

Blank, as he is known, has become both an infiltrator, and a spy. Also not too shabby with the Breathtaker grenades.