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Shadowrun

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The year is 2058.

Magic has returned to the earth after an absence of many thousands of years. What the Mayan calendar called the Fifth World has given way to the Sixth, a new cycle of magic. An Awakened age.

The Sixth World is a far cry from the mundane environment of the Fifth. It is exotic and strange, a paradoxical blend of the scientific and the arcane. The advance of technology has reached a feverish pace. The distinction between man and machine is becoming blurred by the advent of direct neural interfacing. Cyberware. Machine and computer implants are commonplace, making metal of flesh, pulsing electrons into neurons at the speed of thought.

The rising magic has caused archaic races to re-emerge, transformed from human form as the rising magic activated their DNA. Elves and dwarves, orks and trolls. Even the most ancient and intelligent of beings, the great dragons, have come out of their long hiding. Only a few of these creatures are known to exist, and most of them have chosen a life of isolation and secrecy. But some, able to assume human form, have integrated themselves into the affairs of metahumanity. They have used their ancient intellect, their powerful magic, and their innate cunning to ascend to positions of power.

The Matrix has emerged out of the ashes of the old global computer network. A virtual world of computer-generated reality has emerged, a universe of electrons and CPU cycles controlled and manipulated by those with the fastest cyberdecks, with the hottest new code.

It is an era where information is power, where data and money are one and the same. Multinational megacorporations have replaced superpower governments as the true forces on the planet. A world where cities have grown into huge sprawls of concrete and steel, walled-off corporate enclaves and massive arcologies. The megacorps exploit masses of wageslaves for the profit of a lucky and ruthless few.

But in the shadows of the mammoth corporate arcologies, live the SINless. Those without System Identification Numbers are not recognized by the machinery of society, by the bureaucracy that has grown so massive and complex that nobody understands it completely. Among the SINless are the shadowrunners, traffickers in stolen data and hot information, mercenaries of the street - discreet, effective, and untraceable.


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.


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


edited @Asclepion

And Finished.

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

yeah I need to ask a question due to the wiki's severely lack in information when it comes to pixies/faries which is what I want my characters race to be. Can pixies change size...in the sense that I'm asking can they be allowed to or would my character need to stay a half meter tall throughout the whole RP?

@AgDr_ODST: If you want to be a different size, why not just use an elf with some sort of jetpack/hoverboard?

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@Asclepion: never mind my queries about size change. When I expressed interest in the class before I didn't have much information. Hiei82 has provided me with some...apparently they're either not very technologically inclined or not able to use it because of their size. I may now have to either pick another race or bow out of the RP. I'll get back to you ASAP

@AgDr_ODST: I look forward to seeing it. In the meantime:

@Enlightened_Envy: You mention cyberware, but don't list in the sheet what augmentations he actually has. I would want to see the extent of his cyberware. Also,

Enlightened_Envy:
Jack was trained in firearms, martial arts, and firearms.

:3

Enlightened_Envy:
Follows a strict code of no women and no children if either are involved he will drop the mission without a word.

Sure, but realize that either of which can be lethal to you in Shadowrun.

@hiei82: Approved, welcome!

AgDr_ODST:
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@Asclepion: never mind my queries about size change. When I expressed interest in the class before I didn't have much information. Hiei82 has provided me with some...apparently they're either not very technologically inclined or not able to use it because of their size. I may now have to either pick another race or bow out of the RP. I'll get back to you ASAP

What are you looking to build? I might be able to find a race for you.

Also, everything in those rules are just guidelines; they aren't true for every individual.

@Asclepion: So, I'm thinking of making a runt-sized, French Pixie that likes flying around in a modified drone, uses his magic like a form of golemancy, and has a slight drinking problem. Would you be willing to consider a sheet like that, or should I go back to the drawing board?

@EmperorZuma: I would certainly be willing to. A fairy technomancer piloting a drone from within could be a cool character idea.

hiei82:

AgDr_ODST:
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@Asclepion: never mind my queries about size change. When I expressed interest in the class before I didn't have much information. Hiei82 has provided me with some...apparently they're either not very technologically inclined or not able to use it because of their size. I may now have to either pick another race or bow out of the RP. I'll get back to you ASAP

What are you looking to build? I might be able to find a race for you.

Also, everything in those rules are just guidelines; they aren't true for every individual.

I was thinking of a having a nocturnal middle-eastern pixie who uses her small size to zip around the city as a courier(legally) but when she's not doing that she could be a spy for hire who will steal/incriminate/photograph/eavesdrop for whoever can pay for her services.

AgDr_ODST:

hiei82:

AgDr_ODST:
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@Asclepion: never mind my queries about size change. When I expressed interest in the class before I didn't have much information. Hiei82 has provided me with some...apparently they're either not very technologically inclined or not able to use it because of their size. I may now have to either pick another race or bow out of the RP. I'll get back to you ASAP

What are you looking to build? I might be able to find a race for you.

Also, everything in those rules are just guidelines; they aren't true for every individual.

I was thinking of a having a nocturnal middle-eastern pixie who uses her small size to zip around the city as a courier(legally) but when she's not doing that she could be a spy for hire who will steal/incriminate/photograph/eavesdrop for whoever can pay for her services.

I don't see why that can't work

I've got a character concept
It's not a core part of their character but how much info do you have on the Changeling race?
I'll get back to you with the character soon either way.

@All: I would want to limit the number of them, as they're apparently rare.

@avouleance2nd: From what I saw, they aren't a race so much as individuals who have been physically altered.
http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/SURGE

avouleance2nd:
I've got a character concept
It's not a core part of their character but how much info do you have on the Changeling race?
I'll get back to you with the character soon either way.

Are you talking about Changelings from mythology (i.e. the replacements for people taken by fey) or changelings from the Shadowrun universe (i.e. humans with animal characteristics)?


Any and all criticism is welcome.

After looking at all these excellent sheets I'm afraid I'm going to have to bow out, I just dont have the knowledge and imagination for a deeply fantasy based story such as this....I can't even come up with a paragraph much less four or five for my pixie characters history.

Haven't had a whole lot of experience with Shadowrun personally, but I have been on a bit of a cyberpunk bender as of late, and mixing in some magic might make for a fun time...

You mention that you might be open to an AI character. Would an E-Ghost (or an AI that thinks it's an E-Ghost) be acceptable?

Long time no see, Hiei. It's been a while since our last Lovecraftian adventure, eh? XD

@Enlightened _Envy: Accepted.

@Mortis Nuncius: Welcome back

Mortis Nuncius:
On his hands, he wears a pair of black, fingerless leather gloves (he had to cut holes in the sides to make room for his extra thumbs) which he is almost never seen without,

So he has multi-thumbed hands? I assumed this was some augmentation, but I didn't see it listed. Am I understanding?

@EmperorZuma: Excellent character.

@Pappytech: Yes.

@Spector29: Approved.

Asclepion:
@Mortis Nuncius: Welcome back.

Mortis Nuncius:
On his hands, he wears a pair of black, fingerless leather gloves (he had to cut holes in the sides to make room for his extra thumbs) which he is almost never seen without,

So he has multi-thumbed hands?

Ah, I must have missed that. It was my original intention that he'd have a birth 'defect', but I decided against it in the end.

And thanks for the welcome, glad to be back. ^^

So how many are you looking for before we start?

@Spector29: I'll give it another day or so. Avouleance2nd and Pappytech can submit their sheets, as can anyone else. I'll also leave the signup open while the characters are receiving their mission.

Sorry for the late entry, but it's done. Any constructive criticism is welcome.

@HellsingerAngel: Approved. A troll wageslave baseball fan who becomes an unwitting test subject and just kind of gets swept up in things is a funny idea. Nicely done.

@All: Game thread is up. To those who have expressed interest here or by PM, slots will be open a short time before the mission starts. Shadowrun usually involves a period after the players receive their assignment where they gather information and plan out their run. Of course, the players could choose not to, but doing so usually results in a TPK.

Sorry I didn't get back to people I've been thinking over the character but I'm already involved in two games and a few things irl and I've not been able to produce a character I'm happy with so I won't be submitting.

I'm just waiting for ether another player or a sign of the penthouse or something. Feel free to say hi! lol

I plan on getting a post up today. In the meantime, is there a Skype group or a group of any sort we should be joining?

The first time I've had a party that failed to even meet Mr Johnson.

D:

@Asclepion: And who exactly is this Mr. Johnson?

Asclepion:
The first time I've had a party that failed to even meet Mr Johnson.

D:

I'll be making a post this weekend (on the last day of my midterm week)

Mortis Nuncius:
@Asclepion: And who exactly is this Mr. Johnson?

If I remember correctly, Mr. Johnson is actually just a title given to anyone giving a job to shadowrunners, which is obviously a "no names" affair.

Asclepion:
The first time I've had a party that failed to even meet Mr Johnson.

D:

Sorry, going to try to get a post up today/tonight. Pretty much in the same boat as Hiei.

@All: I was just giving the players a chance to introduce themselves, but I can skip to the meeting already if it's easier.

@Mortis Nuncius: EmperorZuma is correct. Mr. Johnson (Mr. Tanaka if Japanese) is a title for shadowrunner employers.

Asclepion:
@All: I was just giving the players a chance to introduce themselves, but I can skip to the meeting already if it's easier.

@Mortis Nuncius: EmperorZuma is correct. Mr. Johnson (Mr. Tanaka if Japanese) is a title for shadowrunner employers.

It's fine either way, I'm just busy until late tonight with exams.

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