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Old Feb 21st, 2021, 08:54 PM
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I will pass on the character link, but do you need more details?
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Old Feb 23rd, 2021, 06:15 PM
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Just the details requested in the intro post should be fine for application purposes.
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Hat in the ring!

Hello Rat Queen,

I've been pulling together an app for a few days now. My friend, Yamaneko, suggested this might be a good game while our RL games are on COVID hiatus.

I've been with Shadowrun since 1989 and 1st edition. That said, I am no rules monster and the RP is just an important as the setting and the rules.

My philosophy with Shadowrun has always been that a team needs a collection of specialists that have secondary roles that support the team. Characters need to be really good (not necessarily min-max) at what they do, focused and effective.

I'll post my, not yet complete app. I'm trying to not spend hours creating an application. I've done that before and then been passed over, quite disappointing, but totally understandable. So if my application is a bit point form, its a matter of sanity, reading all the source material and finding the correct setting information takes time. I do hope that makes sense.

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Ku-au

Character Name: Santina “Tina” Baldino
Street Handle: Youali “Ku-au” kuautli (Night hunting bird of prey)
Metatype: Human
Archetype: Adept Sniper (Prinary skills: Stealth, Perception, Longarms; Secondary skills: Undecided but will fit background and support team)

Appearance: Plain woman with dark hair and fair complexation. Street clothes are fashionable and dark.

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Personality: Tina is a professional. Work and play do not mix. She follows a personal code of conduct, a mixture of her Mafia upbringing and Military school: Do not speak with authorities; Seek revenge for any harm delivered (The Omerta of La Costa Nostra); Will not lie cheat or steal, or tolerate anyone would, within the team (a personal version of the words on West Point's Honor Monument); Minimize any and all collateral damage, target only is always the preferred option. Fashion fan, loves to follow the latest trends.
“Nothing personal, its just biz chummer!” With the gun pointed to the back of the head of her mark.

Background:
Born into the Italian Mafia in New York
age 0-12 - Grew up around crime, very familiar with guns and violence
age 12-18 - Sent to Military Boarding school
age 18-22 - UCAS Military academy in West Point NY (Sniper training)
age 22-26 - Mercenary Tour of duty during Amazonian War (2072-74)
age 28 - Shadowrunning
Currently Squatting in an office park in Tacoma. Johnson’s run target was geeked before my plane hit the Seattle tarmack. Fixer has promised to find me some work, now that he has had me, and my gear, smuggled into the area.

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The firefight below was furious, the heat of the jungle oppressive. Tina lay still on the hill side, her gaze roaming over the fire zones, always returning to the windows and doors of the back of the building her squad members were directing the Amazonian troops to fall back toward. They only had about another hour before the Amazonia reinforcements were to close to stay clear of. There! Tina saw a face matching the one on her HUD look out a second story window. Click! Boom! No more head.

“Target neutralized. I’m moving to beta site. Meet you in the morning.” Slipping out from behind the cover of natural foliage, Tina disappears into the jungle letting her armor’s adaptive camouflage help her move unseen through the thick jungles.

The creek of the run-down door opening snapped Tina from her reverie. Ambushes are always similar, find a location to monitor for your mark and wait, patiently for the correct moment. There was only one person in the room down the hall, she had listened to each voice, knew how many were there and counted each as they left until the one she was after was the last one home. She knew that these stairs were the only place for the mark to easily go to the street. He would pass her soon.

Her stealth suit kept her blended into the dark shadows and in a moment later a grubby man stepped around the corner of the stairwell. “Ahem!” The man jumped and spun toward the deep shadows from where Tina spoke. “You have one chance to walk away from this alive. Tell me who has you checking out my flat? I know you have been through my building every day for the last three. So, answer my questions and we both walk away.” He feared someone else more than her, pity.

Exiting the building, Tina looked across the street to a shabby woman and her two kids. She nods once and walks away. The agreement was a simple one. She created a vacant flat. The woman and her kids now had a place to live and all they needed to do was keep her informed on anyone who was coming and going around where Tina had set up. Her Fixer better call soon. Hiding out in this dump was terrible, but not the worst place she had spent the night, not by a long shot and long shots were her stock and trade.

As she made her way back to her flat, she ran the latest Vashion Island seasonal fashion inventory on her AR Hud. There were a couple of dresses she would love to have, but first, she needed a run.

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Here is my application ^.^

Koshikawa 'Kuro Neko' Kino
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Character Name: Koshikawa Kino
Street Handle: Kuro Neko (黒猫)
Metatype: Human
Archetype: Scout/Sniper

Appearance:
Lean girl, about 1.67m of height, with many visible augmentations such as the very cat-like green eyes; the straight hairs go down to her shoulders and are topped by a set of black cat ears. Aside from the very visible cat ears, the other very visible augmentation is the black tail swaying behind her. Less visible are the pointed teeth, the pads hidden into the hands’ palms and the claws which are in place of fingernails.

She usually dresses in black comfortable clothes, such us baggy pants with plenty of pockets, leather jacket and a baseball cap with ear holes. She is rarely seen with much else, even if, pictures of her dressed differently are rumoured to exist; pictures of a past she hardly talks about and someone might wonder if she remembers it at all.

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A silent cat staring with unblinking green eyes and slowly swaying black tail.

That would sum up pretty well Koshikawa's usual behaviour around strangers. Her talking is usually limited to the minimum necessary, touch by strangers is forbidden, and she prefers to listen in the shadow of other people than being under the limelight. Cold and detached, that’s how she looks to a cursory glance.

Her shyness toward being under the limelight is principally due to her way of life and augmentations: while Evo is an all-welcoming environment where her augmentations are praised and looked at benevolently, the same can’t be said about the rest of the world. Then, she is shy of contacts with unknown people by nature, a characteristic that had grown more pronounced as she went the transhumanist way and started seeing herself more as the animal she took her name from. This kind of shyness usually does not hamper her from pulling the trigger when the mice is right in her crosshair.

With the few people that can get close and past the outer shell, she opens up, as much as a being trying to overcome metahumanity's boundaries can; she still retains some “craziness” even then. Still, she can show affection and she became a little more talkative, with smiles stirring her lips more often and touch becomes permitted.

True to her feline nature, she is protective of her few friends and deadly with her enemies.

Background:
At the very start, it was a simple matter: she didn't feel fully comfortable with herself and her body, but then, who could say they did growing up in such a world like the Sixth World?

Then she met Evo Culture.

Evo Culture showed her she could be more, she could be different, it showed her she could change, it showed her there was something outside the chrome used for killing she saw on the trids and in the streets. She dove in it: soon enough she showed a new pair of twitching, fluffy cat ears. However, what it started as something merely aesthetic, it soon developed in something that run far deeper into her psyche. She started wanting more, wanting a deeper connection with what she saw as a sort of idealized version of herself unchained by the metahuman conditions. Soon enough, aesthetic augmentations were not enough anymore: nails turned into claws, hands got feline pads hiding smartlinks, eyes became enhanced feline ones and her reflexes got hyphened, a tail appeared swinging behind her.

Through this process, she drifted away from her original self and changed. She never was the most talkative or the most popular of her class. As she changed, she become even more selective on who she hanged out with, only a very small group people could say they understood her and were able to get close with her, and she started relying on body clues, like a movement of the ear or the tail, to express her feelings, instead of just words.

If the transformation made her withdraw from people, the same could not be said about her curiosity: it was the curiosity that first brought her to start her transformation, and now it was her curiosity pushing her to explore past the boundaries of the accepting mega corporation which first nurtured her.

She did not have the abilities and the temperament to be a joy girl or a trid star, if she wanted to explore she had to find other ways and she found that running the shadows was a good enough way. It lead her to learn the ropes of scouting places and hunting mices, learning to walk the shadows like a shadow herself, much like the black cat she took her street handle from.

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Roof CallThere was a certain beauty in the night.

While the sprawl never really slept, deep into the night it quieted down to a light slumber, quick to awake again with blaring intensity.

She silently sat on top of the condo she lived in, staring out over the rooftops, breathing in the smells of the sprawl, the smells of the metahumanity calling it their home, or hell, depending on the point of view.

She fished out a cup of insta noddles from the backpack resting on the cracked rooftop and with a strap and swirl of misty smell, she dove the sticks in, eating in silence as she observed.

Cars were like little dots of light on the highways, helicopters and vtols were buzzing light spots into the sky, above the towering skyscrapers with the blaring logo types of the corporations they belonged to.

The comm beeped into her ear but she didn’t react right away as her mind was surfing over the rooftops in contemplation.

The beeping kept on incessantly and she was forced to pull out from her silent reverie.
Nanya?” it was something in the middle between a “nani” and a cat sound, but it seemed the other side of the communication was used to it since they didn’t seem to break a stride "I got a Johnson on satellite link, needs some help in the Barrens. Interested? Doesn’t sound like easy work, but it doesn’t pay like it either." The voice of her fixer came out nice and clear, one of the people that kind of got used to her craziness, mostly.

Her tail swinged and stood up as she cocked her head to the side, falling into thoughts as her ears twitched. Last work had come and gone. It would be soon time for more. And the Barrens. The Barrens were an… interesting place after all. But not easy. Easy meant no challenge, hardly anything new. Not easy was not a problem.

Curiosity had been stirred.

Could she do it? She could. Was she willing to see what it was about? Yes.

Her tail twitched with her ears as she straightened her head “Yes.” She replied, choice had been made, the future was changing, possible new adventures loomed on the horizon of the never ending sprawl.

Wait.” She added as she got up and quickly made her way downstairs to her small one room apartment.

Only when she was sitting, or better she was curled up, in front of her telecom she spoke again “Readynya.” She blinked at the screen, curiosity had been awakened, she now wanted to know more.

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@ acgreen

Hey, welcome!

Sounds like you definitely have a grasp of the game, so that's awesome!

Definitely don't go insane trying to build a character...that's supposed to wait until actual RP.


@ NightDreamer09

Thanks for the application, I'll update the table this morning!


@ everyone

This weekend is the chance to make final adjustments to applications! If you haven't finished, or you want to tweak, finish them up by Sunday night. I'll go over them starting Monday morning. It's sort of a mixed blessing now that there are enough applicants that I may actually need to choose. Yay, interest , but boo decisions .

I...actually am not sure how long it takes to go through applications, but based on what I've seen other GMs do, I expect to have a decision and get started by next weekend at the latest. Fingers crossed!
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Thank you, Rat Queen.

I've finished my application. I hope its not too brief. I took your advice and tried not to spend my usual hours on crafting a character.

I have always found that the character fine tunes their voice as the numbers come together. This process of creating an app for a character I do not yet fully understand is very challenging. Without knowing all the character and the reasons for their skills and qualities as well as the experiences that those skills and qualities, leaves me guessing at the character.

So, let us see where things fall. Best of luck to all applicants.

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Looks like you are probably full. but I'll see about making a character in the next day or so to toss in the ring. Never hurts to have a back up available for next time if this doesnt work this time!
Is there any particular roles you seem to be light on so far?
Brand new to the site but figure I gotta get in on it some how - have experience playing SR 5th edition, with yamaneko and pretty sure acgreen a few times as well too.
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Full disclosure, I literally wrote out a massive character submission for this last weekend and left it unsaved on my desktop intending to get back to it in the morning before work meetings and my power cycled during the night. Lost it all, so disheartening.

There are such good submissions for this I wish I could be a part of it but I haven't recaptured that moment of inspiration to write out what I had before as well or even with as much confidence. Wish you all the best in this game, it looks like it will be great.
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Hive
Character Name: Thomas Faulkner
Street Handle: Hive
Metatype: Human
Archetype: Rigger (Driver/Drones/Recon/Utility Support)

Appearance: Hive keeps himself fairly clean which isn’t hard to do when you don’t move from his ultra comfy recliner most days. Off the job, his usual attire is a black and yellow sweatsuit with fuzzy house slippers shaped like devil rats. On the job, he puts on his runner attire of slim fitting armor with attached reinforced backpack protecting his precious RCC and sporting a gun turret attached to the back. His short and shaggy blonde hair and square glasses mark him as your stereotypical nerd that can make him seem harmless. That is until his arms and legs open up and swarms of drones start crawling out.

Personality: Hive is a voyeur who watches meatspace like a chip head plugs into Matrix. His drones flit about following people on their normal daily routines. Every once in a while, he’ll find someone actually interesting and go full rig to watch them more up close and in person. The world is his television, and sometimes reality is scarier than fantasy. His head is constantly bobbing to the beat of some techno music he has playing in his earbuds. It’s not that he is disconnected from the conversation, there’s just so many other things he wants to observe at the same time.

Background: Thomas grew up the son of a corper family under the Horizon umbrella. Get up, go to school, eat dinner, shower, and go to bed. Everyday the same thing over and over. Such monotony would make a person go mad or drain them of all life until they became nothing more than the drone the corps wanted them to be. The Matrix seemed to be the only respite from such a soul sucking existence, but even then over time it was the same thing reskinned as something else. He tried BTLs very briefly when he was a kid, but he wasn’t satisfied with the experience feeling real. He wanted it to BE real.

Once he graduated from high school, his aptitude tests slotted him into rigging and live visual recording. His Corp job is part time recording the ‘real’ life of one of Horizon’s up and coming stars. Luckily, the social media influencer was only 19 and her activities usually didn’t keep her active past 10pm which left plenty of time for Shadowruns afterwards. It was a boring job of following her around when she went shopping and editing out any mistakes she made or falls. Gotta pay the bills somehow in between runs.

Speaking of the shadows, I don’t believe I’ve told you how he fell into it have I? Well Chummer let’s just say that it wasn’t necessarily by choice. It was a dark and stormy night like in all the scary trideos. His job recording the ‘exciting’ life of Starre de Griffin was done for the day, so he let loose his busy little bees to see if there was anything interesting to people watch in town. That’s when he saw something curious.

Up in a high rise, the lights were off, but there was heat signatures through one of the windows. A closer inspection revealed a group of individuals looking through and office for what appeared to be files. A male elf opened a drawer and smiled when he pulled out a folder. That’s when an alarm went off. The group: obvious male street sam troll with an assault cannon, female dwarf with an assault rifle, the elf from before and a female human with what looked like some expensive headgear scrambled to get out of the office and downstairs.

By that time, Thomas had already called his five other drones to the scene to catch all angles and not miss one scrap of the action. He found a vent for his little guys to crawl through. Once inside, it took some time to locate the team’s exact position but the sound of gunfire led him to a fire fight between the team and office security. No, this couldn’t end now. The show must go on! Thomas sent all but one of his drones to scout out possible escape routes. Three of the scouts found more security making their way up and down from other floors. One found an elevator that was under repairs with the elevator slightly raised where someone small or thin could crawl under and down the shaft.

The one watching the fight flew up to the

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Heya Drak,

I am sure we have done a good many runs together. Glad to see you here while we wait for our RL games to resume.
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Looks like you are probably full.
The more the merrier!

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Is there any particular roles you seem to be light on so far?
We are critically low on mimes and unicorns.

We're also critically short on gnomes. Get it? Short on gnomes? hee hee...*gets kicked by her gnome character* OW!

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We're also lacking a Magician... Hmm... Maybe I should bring Medusa out of retirement.
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Gepetto's a mage...aspected, but still.
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