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 Play by Post Shadowrun game - Recruiting!
StarManta
Posted: Sep 12 2011, 08:30 AM


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Hey guys, we're going to be starting a play-by-post Shadowrun game for anyone that's interested. We've got three players lined up right now (Michael, Jenn, and at least one of Jenn's friends from Germany), but anyone else that's interested in playing is welcome. (The more the merrier - if we get enough we can definitely split it into multiple games.)

Rules/guidelines for character creation:
* 400BP for characters
* Anything from the core book, Augmentation, Arsenal, Runner's Companion, Unwired, and Street Magic is allowed (except for some of the more exotic character concepts, like AIs or Ghouls, from RC will fall into "ask first" territory)
* Characters should have interesting Qualities, both positive and negative.
* Keep the min-maxing to a minimum, please, which is a fancy way of saying to have well-rounded characters.

Other rules:
* Using the Invisible Castle Roller for all dice rolls, and please create an account there as well for tracking and such.
Quick code for rolls:
xd6.hits(5) will roll x# dice counting 5s and 6s as a hit.
xd6.hitsopen(5,6) will roll x# dice with exploding 6s and count 5s and 6s as hits (for using Edge)
In the Note field, describe in a couple of words what the roll is for and write the components of your dice pool out.

* Formatting:
Speaking aloud
Subvocal or text communication
Dice rolls (as a link to the IC roll for it): Shooting Grunt 1. AGI (4)+Pistols (4)-Target Moving (-2)=6 dice (6d6.hits(5)=3)
(Note that it gives you this code, so all you have to do is copy and paste it over)
Out of character stuff - Only use this for stuff that belongs in-line, i.e. I'm using full auto in a narrow burst, shooting the second guard from the left. Any other modifiers for that? Other comments (discussion on characters, the story, and so on) will go in this thread instead.

* Once we have character sheets posted in this thread, it'd be helpful if you code include a link to yours in your signature for quick reference. Speaking of character sheets, here's a pretty good BBCode character sheet to use: http://forums.shadowrun4.com/index.php?topic=948.0

Roles still needed as of now (some will likely be combined, of course):
Ranged combat
Melee combat
Stealth
Mage
Leader
Face
Hacker
Rigger
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FlyingElf
Posted: Sep 15 2011, 03:17 PM


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fuck yeah I'm down.
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KaiserMikeB
Posted: Sep 15 2011, 05:09 PM


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Confirming I'm game. I may need some hand holding until I understand the system though.
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FlyingElf
Posted: Sep 15 2011, 11:10 PM


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I will hold your hand anytime...
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StarManta
Posted: Sep 16 2011, 12:46 AM


Gun Frontier


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That's pretty straight, Norm.
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Garr
Posted: Sep 16 2011, 09:52 PM


Yamato, warriors of love


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I'm totally in as well
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StarManta
Posted: Sep 17 2011, 08:01 AM


Gun Frontier


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Cool. What archetypes/roles would you guys like to play?
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KaiserMikeB
Posted: Sep 19 2011, 04:52 PM


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Link to list of roles?
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StarManta
Posted: Sep 20 2011, 03:07 AM


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Wikipedia's got the best one. Edited slightly to improve readability.

Street Samurai, characters who have heavily augmented their bodies with cyberware and bioware and focus on physical combat
Adept, characters who have magical abilities that increase their physical (and sometimes mental) combat abilities
Face, highly charismatic characters who specialize in negotiations and social manipulation
Hacker (or to use the old-fashioned term, Decker), specialize in electronic surveillance, security, and augmented/virtual reality monitoring, combat and response
Riggers, augment their brains to achieve fine control over their fleet of vehicles and drones
Magicians, who cast spells and can view emotions and call spirits from astral space

Some of these roles can be combined in interesting ways. Rigger/hacker is a frequent combination (nothing like hacking the enemy's drones and then just keeping them!) Street Sams can specialize in long-range combat or Melee, and adepts have a wide enough variety of powers to choose from that they can functionally fill almost any role. (Social Adepts, for example, use Adept powers to serve as the face, and can get some of the most ridiculously overpowered dice pools in the game.)

I generally recommend that the face be someone pretty familiar with the game and world, followed by hackers (who need to know the lay of the land in the Matrix). I used to say that about Mages, too, but as I've gotten to understand them better I can do a better job explaining that to newbies than the book does, so that's not such a big deal. Anyone can plays a fighter or gun bunny.
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jenni
Posted: Sep 20 2011, 09:01 PM


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I'm in! Linked my friend to the forum to, so he should be posting pretty soon

Not sure what character I wanna play yet though...
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lifesscholar
Posted: Sep 21 2011, 02:08 PM


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I'm in! I need some sort of cyberpunk in my diet tongue.gif
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FlyingElf
Posted: Sep 21 2011, 08:33 PM


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I'll likely play to team comp. Meaning whatever the team needs, but I think hacker and Street Samurai are the 2 that pique my interest.
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Vincent
Posted: Sep 24 2011, 02:40 PM


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Is this like D&D then?
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StarManta
Posted: Sep 25 2011, 06:08 PM


Gun Frontier


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Yeah. Although, different rules, different world, and different play styles. If you Google around you can find info at least as good as what I can give you, but I do recommend starting at the official shadowrun4.com site.
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thutt312
Posted: Jan 16 2012, 02:07 PM


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I'm in. I'm also new. but have also been reading the core books since last night.
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