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Old Sep 12th, 2021, 03:12 PM
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Shadows of Naptown

Shadows of Naptown

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Shadows of Naptown


Edition/SettingShadowrun 5e, Indianapolis Circa 2075


ThemeCharacter Driven Shadowrunning Action


A Night in NaptownThe sky is bright, but it's not daytime; One could be forgiven for thinking that it was just a heavily overcast day and while it certainly was overcast, any light was merely a reflection of the scintillating neon and florescent lights of the city beneath as it went around its nighttime business. Indianapolis is no Tenochtitlan, no Tokyo, and sure as hell it's no Seattle, but the Shadows are no less deep for its lack of notoriety. The Eli Lilly Archology looms large over the south of the city, the proud AA corp controls the majority of the city's goings on but its influence is slipping. Another local corp -Emerson Incorporated, whose tower is the tallest in downtown- is already hanging by a thread under constant attack by Ares Macrotechnology.

The megacorps are all here to one degree or another, and they've all got their own agendas when it comes to the city's goings on. Whether it be clipping the overly ambitious Eli Lilly's wings, flustering the local government as it struggles to maintain its influence over the direction the city is going, or stabbing each other in the back over one trifle or another, each of them demands the sorts of people who are willing to get their hands dirty in exchange for a wad of nuyen.

Everywhere you go in the sprawl on any given night there's probably some kind of plot unfolding, some subterfuge being planned, or someone or another scraping desperately to survive another hour. Whether it be the practically lawless Northwest side (Derisively referred to as "The Wild West") or the disturbingly clean bourgeois paradise of Carmel, where there's cloak and dagger work that needs to be done, there's people like you; Shadowrunning is your business, and business is booming in Naptown.

You're snapped out of your musing by a message hitting your Commlink; As if reading your mind one of the finest fixers in the city, 'Cool Dennis', has invited you to meet him at Whiskey on the Docks near downtown. It seems he's got a job for you.

Applications and How I'm gonna pick peopleI'm going to be giving some preference for new players, but if you've got experience with the game don't let that stop you from putting in an application. It's the sort of preference that can pretty easily be overcome by some quality concept work.

Additionally, don't feel like the team has to have full coverage of all fields; Though I'm going to be trying to make sure that the team has people who can do all the necessary work, my priority is on good characters and I can always slot in an NPC to ride along with y'all if you don't end up having a mage or something.

Applications should ideally follow this format or something similar:

FormatReal Name:
Code Name: (Feel free to leave this blank if you'd rather it be more emergent in-game)
Metatype:

Archetype: (Street Samurai, Covert Ops Specialist, Technomancer, Decker, Rigger, etc.)

Physical Description: (What do you look like? Images are appreciated)

Personality: (Likes, dislikes, how you act around others, how many times you're likely to say "swag" or "frag" in any given sentence, stuff like that)

Background: (While I'm going to read it if it's several pages long still, try to have a summary version as well if you're going to get that detailed)

Experience: (How much Shadowrun have you played?)

Other: (Just, y'know, anything you want me to know that isn't covered by the other stuff)


You don't have to build a character sheet until after you (Gods willing) get accepted into the game. If you do decide to get started on your character sheet in advance, it's standard priority generation. There will be some bonus questions to fill out some character details after the player selection process which might give you some additional stuff to play around with in character creation.

The GM, and what to expectGoing to just come right out here and say I've never played Shadowrun. I've always been sort of peripherally interested in it but I've never gotten the chance to play or run a game. Well, I'm running a game now. Hold on tight because it might be a bumpy ride. I've been GMing in Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons for most of a decade now so I've got all the broad strokes down pretty well.

This game is going to be significantly character driven and isn't going to be very restrictive in what you do with your time. That isn't to say that it's not going to be structured at all, that would pretty quickly get bogged down. But you will have time to do your own thing between runs, and whatever character backstory you come up with will likely be included in plot goings-on if you are so inclined.

So go nuts, romance the NPCs, go on personal missions and find out where your long-lost half-brother went after he murdered your step-dad, I'm here for it, hell, romance each other; Just make sure you follow the site rules and fade to black when appropriate so I don't have to answer awkward questions when the mods come knocking.


Game DetailsPosting Frequency: Ideally at least once a week, up to three. I'll be doing my best to leave no players behind so I might intervene to slow you down a bit if you start running away with inter-character dialogue.
Length: I like playing long-ass games, so expect this to go effectively indefinitely until I get to a good, solid end-point somewhere far-off down the road.
Sourcebooks: Any that you can get your hands on, I've got them all and I read quickly.
Crunch: Shadowrun has a lot of rules, and odds are that you're going to need them to survive. Be prepared to have to cross reference rules regularly in several (oddly formatted) sourcebooks.
Indianapolis: Here's a map with pins, each of which has an attached blurb detailing a certain facet of the city's setting. Feel free to review at your leisure, but if you don't want to don't feel pressured to do so.


Deadline
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 24TH, SUBJECT TO EXTENSION AS NEEDED


#PlayerCharacter NameArchetypeExperienceCompletion Status
1The Rat QueenLilith AuemheimerDeckerExperiencedCompleted
2Ericg1sEric GlassRiggerExperiencedCompleted
3MarshmallowYamada HanakoMagician and/or AdeptExperiencedCompleted
4PreacherwolfYuri PetrovPhysical AdeptGM experience, no player experienceCompleted
5AlphaZKlaus KruberHeavy Weapons/Street DocExperiencedCompleted
6Runetide'Jak'Street Samurai/Nu GangsterExperiencedCompleted
7JonJuliet HardwickFaceNewCompleted
8Gleeful NihilismThomas KrepperCorporate AccountantRustyCompleted
9SilkM59I-K732-A6Face/Street SamuraiExperiencedCompleted
10AttitudeLeo HuertaStreet Mage (Enchanter)GreenCompleted
11ShulaLuk Shek KeeFaceExperiencedWork In Progress
12GrouchyRobert BergensteinTank/BrawlerExperiencedCompleted
13TahrilSofia ValenciaMage/FaceLike NewCompleted
14JustSomeGuyLt. Doug BarkleyRanged/SpotterRustyCompleted
15NightDreamer09Lavinia CavalcanteRiggerNewCompleted
16ShylockeJenn SkoCovert Ops SpecialistRustyCompleted
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Old Sep 12th, 2021, 03:37 PM
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Well I've been joining the newbies looking for Shadowrun games discussions, so definitely going to hold a place here.

I've got a Face concept I've been toying with. I shall try to bring her to life.

@CMRawles - do you have a closing date you are aiming for?


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Well I've been joining the newbies looking for Shadowrun games discussions, so definitely going to hold a place here.

I've got a Face concept I've been toying with. I shall try to bring her to life.

@CMRawles - do you have a closing date you are aiming for?
I didn't, but I suppose I ought to set a deadline just to keep things structured.

Let's say September 24th, subject to being pushed back as needed?
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I was intrigued by my elf shaman concept, and might try that. Or a decker...not sure.

Definitely decker.
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Well I've been joining the newbies looking for Shadowrun games discussions, so definitely going to hold a place here.
Good luck Jon!

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I was intrigued by my elf shaman concept, and might try that. Or a decker...not sure.
Why choose?

Sounds like it's time to make an elven shaman decker! Spider mentor spirit helps with matrix tests you know
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Nap town? Sounds like my kinda place! Let me grab my apple juice and blankie and I'm in.
JK. Want to wish you the best of luck though.
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Why choose?

Sounds like it's time to make an elven shaman decker! Spider mentor spirit helps with matrix tests you know




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*brain explodes*
Hmmm, let's see,

A) Magic
B) Resources
C) Skills
D) Elf
E) Stats

And then you just buy a bunch of foci for increase attributes spells and the analyse device spell. Use radical reagents to get the object resistance of your deck down for other buff spells, and use Data Trails shinanagans to get the limits on a cheap deck up and you're good to go!

It'll be easy chummer
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Wouldn't a shaman decker basically just be a technomancer? >.>
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Wouldn't a shaman decker basically just be a technomancer? >.>
Yes but with more acid balls and mana bolts

also definitely posting interest. I'm thinking either something like an ousted corp solider or some one in deep with organised crime
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Kudos to you, CMRawles, for learning Shadowrun like I did. It's daunting, and dare I say terrifying at times, but in my opinion, jumping in with both feet is the best way to learn a system like Shadowrun

I haven't decided if I'm going to make a character or not as I already have plenty of games to keep me entertained, and I figure I should give the noobs a shot. But...its Shadowrun <shrug>

Anyway, I'll be lurking
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Kudos to you, CMRawles, for learning Shadowrun like I did. It's daunting, and dare I say terrifying at times, but in my opinion, jumping in with both feet is the best way to learn a system like Shadowrun

I haven't decided if I'm going to make a character or not as I already have plenty of games to keep me entertained, and I figure I should give the noobs a shot. But...its Shadowrun <shrug>

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Posting interest. I've definitely never played Shadowrun before.


Jk. I've played a few games of 5e so I'll gladly yield to the newbies. But now that things have settled down irl I should have time for this one.

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