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Old Feb 18th, 2022, 05:24 PM
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Old Feb 18th, 2022, 05:33 PM
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Mercedes Vasquez
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NAME: Mercedes Vasquez

METATYPE: (Trans)Human

ROLE: Rigger. Excessively modified badass.

DRAWBACKS: Mercedes has amnesia - she does not remember her life before being "drafted" by Ares. But whatever she did - or maybe just because of her new allegiance - the people that knew her before won't give her the time of day now. She is downright reckless, apparently believing she is immortal or indestructible (or, let's face it, not really caring either way) in her new body.

DESCRIPTION: Picture attached. For the rest, imagine Michelle Rodriguez as appearing in the Fast & Furious franchise, since her character is a not-that-subtle inspiration.

BACKGROUND: Mercedes was a shadowrunner until a run went big-time sideways. She doesn't remember anything from before the day her truck was hit by a missile. There was a crash, and the only reason she survived was because she was in a rigger cocoon. Everyone else on the run was geeked, and she woke up in a hospital bed.

Her handler explained her new status - as a captured SINless shadowrunner, Ares could leave her body in a ditch and sell her used cyberparts (and some of her bio-parts too) on the black market - or, she could consent to work for Ares. She chose to live. She signed on the dotted line...

...and woke up heavily modified, with a kink bomb for insurance.

That was a year ago. Since then, she's been working for Ares, doing missions on a level that she probably would have only dreamed of before - working with enormously competent teammates. She's built new relationships and they seem solid. She has a life here, and it works.

As for the mission that brought her here, she feels confident that Ares was involved - but she isn't sure if she was hired by Ares or hired to steal something from Ares. Whatever it was she was stealing, she doesn't know whether it was recovered from the crash or destroyed. She doesn't remember why she was on the run. Or who she was running with. Or whether they were her usual crew. All she knows is, no one is talking to her except the Ares people. So even if she wasn't happy here, she'd be stuck - and with a kink bomb, you never can be all that sure. She seems to have burned her bridges, either by taking the job that led her here, or by staying. Whichever. And anyway, what is there to go back to? The life of a shadowrunner doesn't tend to respond well to a pause. If she had an apartment it's long gone. Contents seized. Licenses lapsed. Fake SIN, if she had one, long since burned.

All she has of her old life is the people she knew, and they ain't talking.

What she wants most is to remember. She's not unhappy with the job (oh, those wonderful toys!) and the overall benefits have been absolutely top-shelf. It's a good life. It would be a shame to lose it.

She just can't shake the feeling that it's not really who she is. And she'll never know, until she remembers.

SHEET: Link to my Chummer5 PDF on google drive

Alternative Application
Since I am not the only candidate for the 6M person - and since I don't see another rigger in the mix - I submit the following as an alternative application.
NAME: Exactly the same.

METATYPE: Nocturna.

ROLE: Rigger.

DRAWBACKS: Same as above. Her recklessness has less excuses now but is the same in practice. She is also mildly allergic to sunlight.

DESCRIPTION: I will need to select a different picture. The overall body type is the same but her features are covered by fine black fur.

BACKGROUND: Same as above, just ... a lot less modifications.

SHEET: Link to the "plain prime" version
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NAME: Marcus Samuel Bishop / Bishop

METATYPE: Elf (Human Appearance)

ROLE: Infiltrator/Recon/Wetwork

DRAWBACKS: Addiction (BTL Mood Sims), Scorched (Short Term Memory Loss; BTL Mood Sims), Creature of Comfort (Middle Class Lifestyle), Poor Self Control - Sadistic

DESCRIPTION: Bishop is a tall, lithe individual with the physique of a gymnast, light on his feet and moving with uncanny grace and silence. His specific appearance however is a little harder to pin down as he is by training and nature a chameleon. often changing his physical looks based on his current assignment or even just a whim. Not many know what he truly looks like (and in truth he has altered it himself so many times he is starting to find it hard to remember) but he usually assumes the guise of a middle aged Ares executive with dark hair, slightly greying. a respectable but unimpressive appearance, easily forgettable amongst the business men and executives of the city.

PERSONALITY: Like his appearance, his personality is also mercurial, changing on a whim and to suit his needs. Exceptionally Charming when he wants to be he can be your best friend and most trusted confidante, the life and soul of the party, or a hard as nails business man, ruthlessly executing a deal. His true nature however is a lot more sinister.

Bishop is a sociopath, a high functioning one sure but a sociopath all the time. He believes in his own talents and his superiority over the vast majority of the "cattle" out there in the sprawl and he has very little emotion and sympathy for them, to him they are just that, Cattle to be put down if they get in his way or there is a need. He is a company man through and through, Ares to the core. If they told him it was necessary to slaughter a crowd of people to further their goals, he would do it without any hesitation. to him there is Ares and there is Cattle, If you are in the former group you couldn't find a more loyal man to work beside, if your not, watch your back..Part of the reason for this is his addiction to BTL Mood Sims, he started using Sim-sense to help him learn more about regular emotions, using them as a way to experience happiness and relieve stress after assignments, but like most addictive substances, after time he had to chase bigger and better sims to feel the effects, finding his way to the unlicensed versions of BTL mood sims, which resulted in his mental issues with memory loss while jacked into the sims, often losing hours of his day to the addiction when it flares up so badly he cant even remember if hes dosed or not.

Likes: Japanese Herbal Tea, BTL Mood Sims, Ares Macrotechnologies, Redheads
Dislikes: Nightclubs, Bikers, Elven Culture, Elves (Although he is conflicted on this one), Horizon Corporation

BACKGROUND: Despite his appearance, Bishop is an Elf, and the heir to a very high level position in the Horizon Corporation. Not that anyone knows that. The son of two top level CEO's of the company, Bishop's (they never even named him) birth parents were disgusted when their child was born "human" a genetic anomaly giving him none of the appearance of an Elf. To his parents Image and status was everything, and having such a disappointment for a child was not to be so he was rejected and cast out, passed to the care of some unnamed underling in the company to dispose of.

Fortunately for Bishop, this particular employee of Horizon wasn't as callous as his parents and he had contacts with several other corporations who were always on the look out for subjects for their training programs. so the child was passed to the care of Ares Hard Corps, to be raised and trained to be a soldier in their armed forces division. As the child grew, it was quickly discovered that although he hadn't inherited an Elven appearance, he had retained exceptional natural talents from his heritage, possessing exceptional agility and co-ordination, ambidexterity and the ability to see in low light resulted in him becoming a skilled sharpshooter and marksman in his early years and despite his apparent dislike for most other people around him, his instructors noticed that when he wanted to be he could be exceptionally charming and charismatic and had a knack for linguistics and impersonation

He was quickly recruited to the Special Projects division and his training and education was changed from soldier to operative, specifically Wet-work which he showed a talent and even liking for, becoming one of Ares most valued assets. He seemed to have found his calling, so loyal to the company that they invested a large sum of Nuyen into him, augmenting his skills and abilities with custom cyber and bio-ware to make him even better at his job. When they were recruiting for a new special unit, he did not hesitate to sign up, showing no objection when they told him about the Kink Bomb they would need to implant and he didn't do more than skim the contract, he knew enough about corporate operations to know what clauses were in it, not that he needed a contract to be loyal. Ares gave him his life and he was happy with it, even if he was incapable of truly showing it

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John “Krieg” Kruegar

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ROLE:
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DESCRIPTION: (WIP)
If you were to describe John Krueger in three words you’d be hard-pressed to do better than “big, grizzled trog.” However, if you had to do so aloud (and within earshot) you might pause to take in some of the Orc’s other details as well. Most obviously, a fairly new-looking full replacement of his right arm, a faint red sheen over otherwise piercing grey eyes, and a number of other patches and markings belay a fair amount of cyber. Also, the way he carries himself with the ramrod straight posture and deliberate physicality of someone who has spent time standing in lines and saluting, and the calm confidence (or menacing quiet, depending on whose side you’re on) of a guy who’s seen quite a lot and trusts he’ll be around to see a lot more after this. Behind sharp ears and sharper tusks, the first flecks of gray are showing amid otherwise black, close-cropped hair, complemented by tanned, leathery skin and an ambiguous medley of old scars and newly forming creases.

PERSONALITY:
When on the job, Krieg is a seasoned professional; attentive, prompt, and all business-like, playing up both his veterancy and orkish stereotyping as needed. Off the job, well, your average runner would probably still say he’s got a stick up his ass, but here it’s more about who makes the best guns (Ares, duh!), fastest bikes, or the slowest-paced Westerns. Which is to say he comes off a bit more relaxed and understanding than most would guess at first pass.

BACKGROUND:
John Krueger was born to a pair of ork wage slaves working in an Ares Arms R&D facility in Chicago. Both were engineers and pushed Johnny to follow in their steps; some drek about disproving the stereotypes and what-not. However, despite growing up with access to solid corpo education / recruitment / indoctrination programs, it was clear early on that wasn’t going to be his path. When he was around age 10 the insect spirits infested Chicago and his parents were killed in the ensuing chaos, leaving himself and his sister orphaned. Johnny, a naturally physically gifted trog, was adopted by an orphanarium run by Knight Errant. (Essentially a recruiting pipeline thinly disguised as community outreach for disadvantaged trog youth.)

He graduated into Knight Errant and worked his way onto a High Threat Response unit by time he was ~20. With a bit more experience and an impressive track record behind him, by his mid twenties he realized his end goal; getting accepted into Ares Firewatch, where it was time to get payback on some bugs! He trained in demolitions and heavy weapons - the type of tactics used to eradicate hives.

A couple years ago, a mission went sideways and resulted in a near TPK. Johnny, one of the two survivors, was in bed for several months, receiving a new arm, muscle replacements, skin grafts, and the works to recover from his injuries. Getting up there in age and recently injured, he cycled out of Firewatch and landed in a new posting at Ares Special Projects…

Likes: Ares Macrotech, guns, explosions, fast bikes, old trids
Dislikes: insect spirits, fraggin’ Shadowrunners, subtlety

POSITIVE QUALITIES:
Toughness, Natural Athlete, Brand Loyalty (Ares, of course!)

NEGATIVE QUALITIES:
Trog Traitor (looks and acts like an obvious "cop"), Insomnia, Basic (sometimes he seems to be up at all hours of the night for some reason),



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Can MysAd's purchase power points after gen, or are they required to use initiations to acquire more? I've only known a few GM's who've done this, so I was curious.

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Old Feb 20th, 2022, 10:21 PM
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No power points after chargen. I know that limits your options but MysAds are not, in my experience, underpowered. I think you'll be fine.
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I'm working on reviews/feedback today. I'll get it out when I can. There's a table for applicants in the original post (thanks to Marshmallow for consolidating that info).

Could I get everyone to upload a PDF in format "Shadowrun 5 - Skills grouped by rating > 0" ?
This used to be the default format but I'm seeing some inconsistency so I wanted to specify.

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With the incredible flexibility of the Six Million Nuyen Man in most niches apart from magic, is there a reasonable chance of getting in as a specialized decker or should I switch it up?
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With the incredible flexibility of the Six Million Nuyen Man in most niches apart from magic, is there a reasonable chance of getting in as a specialized decker or should I switch it up?
The more the merrier in the matrix I say!
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Matrix is actually one of those things that works well with multiples. You can do far more with a team of mediocre deckers than you can with just one hotshot. That said, I'm looking more for interesting characters than party balance. Covering the exact same niche as someone else means I'm less likely to choose you both, but the 6mil man is probably going to have overlap with most characters so don't worry about that.
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Matrix is actually one of those things that works well with multiples. You can do far more with a team of mediocre deckers than you can with just one hotshot. That said, I'm looking more for interesting characters than party balance. Covering the exact same niche as someone else means I'm less likely to choose you both, but the 6mil man is probably going to have overlap with most characters so don't worry about that.
Sweet, I was worried that the opposite would be the case.
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