The Package: A Shadowrun RP (interest thread)

The Package: A Shadowrun RP

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(Thanks to hiei82 for his opening post)

Game Information:

The world of Shadowrun is easily one of my favorite settings. Set in the near future, it is a world filled with advanced technology and arcane magics, corporate control and political scheming, subtle maneuvering and blazing gun barrels. In celebration of the upcoming "Shadowrun Returns" video game that was successfully kisk-started recently, I have decided to make an RP as a bit of a primer. Beside that, this little plot bunny has been growing in my head for months.


World:

Disclaimer: The world of Shadowrun has more elements than I can possibly explain in such a limited space, so I will explain only the most basic and important elements for ease of understanding. If you have any specific questions, PM me or check the Shadowrun Wikia (link below).


Technology:

Technology has advanced dramatically in the last 60+ years. The most notable of these innovations fall into one of two groups: The Matrix or Meta-Human Augmentation


Magic:

On December 21, 2012, magic returned to the world of man. It, like so many changes, came quickly and without warning. At midnight, the world shook - volcano's the world over erupted, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms appeared, as if to reckon the end of times. And, from around the world, Dragons flew to reclaim their lairs. The Mayan's fifth world had ended, and the Sixth had begun. People with magic are rare and few people can ever claim to have met a truly awakened person. Magic itself however, flows through the world, and people can see its effects everyday - from the images of dragons flying over their lairs to the devil-rats that infest every city.

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Character Creation
Name and/or Alias: What your character's name? What is he/she called on the streets?
Age & Gender: Quite clear I hope
Race: Races include Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Orcs, and Trolls. If you wish to be something more exotic (From A.I. to Pixie), PM me for approval.
Height & Weight: More simple questions.
Type: Just a general description of what your character does (e.g. Adept Warrior, Technomancer Rigger, Street-Samurai, etc)
Appearance: What your character looks like.
History: What your character has done until now? What kind of life he has lived until now? This is good place to explain a few facts of the topic below this one.
Reason to be here/things to do: Why, against all odds, do you want to live in the Shadows?
Personality: Well, again, this is maybe quite complex, but lets other people to see more clearly the reason behind your actions.
Notable skills: Both in combat and outside of it. Do you swing a sword, cast spells, silently sneak around, use big guns and cyber-ware, etc? What do you know - are you a conspiracy theorist, are you a Lovecraft buff? etc.
Equipment: Note anything worth mentioning on your character. What weapons you have, what armor, B&E equipment? chemicals? drugs? etc
Contacts: In the shadows, its often more about who you know than what you know.
Other: Anything else that makes an impact on your character? Character hooks you would like me to try and work in. etc.

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If you have any questions, I encourage you to PM me or leave a post below and I will do my best to answer it.

If you need help making a character concept work, please feel free to ask - I'm always open to try to help someone make a great character.

Shadowrun Wikia

Asclepion:
(Thanks to hiei82 for his opening post)

You're welcome!

Also; neat. I'll start working on a character. Any details about the game we should know?

hiei82:
You're welcome!

Also; neat. I'll start working on a character.

I look forward to reading it.

hiei82:
Any details about the game we should know?

The runners have to obtain a package being transported by a convoy of NeoNET trucks. It's much like The Limit of Infinity, with the added complication that the targets of the run are mobile.

This looks interesting. It's unfortunate that the previous Shadowrun RPs I was in went south (one in particular went before I could make an introductory post), but with any luck and plenty of effort, hopefully this will be a success (regardless of whether or not I'll be in it).

Here's what I've got so far; I'll finish the rest tomorrow. Basically, she's gonna be a "trideo action star" with her own Matrix series staring her (and the rotating cast of other criminal elements) as they Shadowrun in Seattle.

I'm thinking the series would be called "Shadow Fever" but I'm not sure yet. Basically, she runs to be a TV star for Horizon and, as such, plays to all the tropes for the success of the show. She even does her own stunts (by which I mean shoot people dead with arrows from obscene distances).

Hope you enjoyed!

Going to try and get a sheet together but just to ask how open are you to custom/ unique power sets?
I was thinking about trying a version of a character I haven't used in a while.

Short version is that hurting or healing people using non magical means would charge them up with magical energy to do the opposite, so breaking one leg would give them enough magical energy to fix a broken leg. And vice versa so giving someone an antidote for a poison would allow them apply the same poison to someone else using their powers.

Also I wanted to ask if you have any more information on the races, as in what makes playing one of them different to being human and what other races are available that aren't part of the main 5.

Either way I'm going to try and make a sheet just wondering what other options are available.

And Finished.

Comments/Criticisms/Suggestions/Questions/Requests/Shared Back-stories/etc welcome!

avouleance2nd:
Going to try and get a sheet together but just to ask how open are you to custom/ unique power sets?
I was thinking about trying a version of a character I haven't used in a while.

Short version is that hurting or healing people using non magical means would charge them up with magical energy to do the opposite, so breaking one leg would give them enough magical energy to fix a broken leg. And vice versa so giving someone an antidote for a poison would allow them apply the same poison to someone else using their powers.

How exactly would that work? I'm willing to consider custom/unique power sets, but I'd want to see how you you explain it in the sheet.

avouleance2nd:
Also I wanted to ask if you have any more information on the races, as in what makes playing one of them different to being human and what other races are available that aren't part of the main 5.

Either way I'm going to try and make a sheet just wondering what other options are available.

Shadowrun does have various sub-races, called metavariants. Oni, Dryad, Faun, etc. I will also allow you to play as spirits or robots.

Submissions are still open.

Asclepion:
Submissions are still open.

Making a sheet now, another paranormal investigator, but perhaps with a few more flaws and more shadowrunny.

I am rather interested in this. I'll have sheet up this evening sometime.

 

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