OOC Thread #2.   Posted by The Big D.Group: 0
The Big D
 GM, 167 posts
Thu 11 Jul 2019
at 21:37
Re: OOC Thread #2
Hey folks, how's everyone doing?
Chromium
 player, 36 posts
 Blades and guns a few
 of my favourite things!
Thu 11 Jul 2019
at 22:23
Re: OOC Thread #2
Doing good! The ledge is approaching! I feel like every time a shadowrun game gets to planning/mission stage it hits the rpol ledge.
Sleight
 player, 100 posts
 Elvin Shaman
Thu 11 Jul 2019
at 22:47
Re: OOC Thread #2
In would probably my be good for the GM to just say that everybody arrives and move forward with the pitch. Then the active players can ask questions and climb on board. Any more than 2 days since your last post and it is time to move forward.
The Big D
 GM, 168 posts
Thu 11 Jul 2019
at 23:32
Re: OOC Thread #2
In reply to Sleight (msg # 405):

Yeah, I hear you, and it was my plan to do that anywoo as the beginning bit is getting long in the tooth.

But I did want characters to have some interaction beforehand.
Oberon
 player, 3 posts
Tue 16 Jul 2019
at 02:35
Re: OOC Thread #2
Hey guys sorry for disappearing. A serious family emergency cropped up and I have been scrambling to make appointments and sort out paper work and get things sorted. Things are finally getting back to normal. I am just going to do a Samurai after all since Deckers tend to be absolutely essential to the planning on any mission they are on. So if this problem flares up again and I wind up busy again at least I wonít hold things up. Iíll have it all set tomorrow.
Sleight
 player, 103 posts
 Elvin Shaman
Tue 16 Jul 2019
at 03:07
Re: OOC Thread #2
A Samuri sounds good to me.

RL crops up and smacks all of us eventually. Best of luck and favor where you need it with that situation.
The Big D
 GM, 169 posts
Wed 17 Jul 2019
at 02:14
Re: OOC Thread #2
Ah, bummer to hear about your family emergency.  Hope everything turns out alright.

And a street same is perfectly fine.
Oberon
 player, 4 posts
 Bio Samurai
 Former Woodsman
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 03:59
Re: OOC Thread #2
I went with a bit of an interesting concept to try something out. Instead of being packed with Cyberware I went all in favour of Bioware. Not the greatest samurai in raw power but can take a beating like no ones business, and more important for the most part can't be Decked out of the fight. Firing the concept alongside it in the morning.

He is coming back in from the woods...
Thus explaining his absence for a bit.

I havenít picked up a lifestyle yet in case people had plans for shacking up in groups/teams. So long as you can put up with a guy who really likes his hikes, fresh game meat, and eventually some suspiciously lupine dogs. Strangely he cleans up well though, not dedicated face well, but enough to survive a social encounter or two.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:29, Thu 18 July 2019.

Rasputin
 player, 13 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 13:59
Re: OOC Thread #2
Bio Samurai, eh? That's interesting. I've never actually seen anyone go that route, though I've messed around with the idea a number of times. Should be interesting.

And so will that long walk from the woods through Lockdown lol.
Bean
 player, 76 posts
 Nuyen is my favorite
 language. Let's chat.
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 14:51
Re: OOC Thread #2
The version of Bean for the first iteration of this game was exactly that: "all-natural" street sam. It's pricey, but you save a ton of essence. I think she would have been effective in combat, and could also hold her own in low-level social encounters (exactly what you'd want from a bodyguard).
The Big D
 GM, 170 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 16:30
Re: OOC Thread #2
In reply to Bean (msg # 412):

Yeah, having someone with social skills, looks and able to kick butt and take names is always good for a bodyguard.  Or fixer.  Johnson.  Bouncer.  Loads of good jobs for those sorts of folks. :)
Chromium
 player, 39 posts
 Blades and guns a few
 of my favourite things!
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 16:50
Re: OOC Thread #2
Oberon:
I went with a bit of an interesting concept to try something out. Instead of being packed with Cyberware I went all in favour of Bioware. Not the greatest samurai in raw power but can take a beating like no ones business, and more important for the most part can't be Decked out of the fight. Firing the concept alongside it in the morning.


So what you're saying is hes a Woodsy warrior rather than a street samurai...he come from NAN?
Oberon
 player, 5 posts
 Bio Samurai
 Former Woodsman
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 20:59
Re: OOC Thread #2
@Rasputin: I am slightly under-powered damage wise since I can't just set strength and agility to max on a limb to get the best stats but I still managed to get 5 or above in all physical areas through ware or base stat so I can do most things competently. The bigger thing being I got a minimal matrix presence and a lot more Essence so I can avoid the usual ways of shutting down an OP Samurai with spells or matrix attacks. My other main focus was on all the sensory bioware, so I got all five senses sharpened to amazing degree, so I can bloodhound people even through the big city...

@Bean: Thanks to a comment from someone I am actually heavily debating taking the hit to Edge to switch from Human to Elf which would actually bump me to being much closer to that. Not socially competent per say but socially passable for the most part.

@Chromium: Avoiding the NAN for my character. I am a Canadian in IRL and the amount I know and deal with Native stuff puts playing the character just on the edge of comfort. No problems with other people doing it just a bit odd for me personally.
Iris
 player, 104 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 22:12
Re: OOC Thread #2
Well, you seem to have made a very interesting character!  Can't wait to interact with you!
The Big D
 GM, 171 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 22:16
Re: OOC Thread #2
There are a few Canadians in this game. :3
Chromium
 player, 40 posts
 Blades and guns a few
 of my favourite things!
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 16:10
Re: OOC Thread #2
And I'm getting a neighborhood, not a particular house, can you give us the address so we can look at how it's built?
The Big D
 GM, 173 posts
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 18:10
Re: OOC Thread #2
In reply to Chromium (msg # 418):

Ah, I can do that.  I kind of felt a little uncomfortable about providing an actual address, since it's a real world location. :P  I'll modify the link in the post.
Chromium
 player, 42 posts
 Blades and guns a few
 of my favourite things!
Sun 21 Jul 2019
at 19:08
Re: OOC Thread #2
You can always provide a link to a floor plan for one of those housing communities if you prefer.
The Big D
 GM, 174 posts
Mon 22 Jul 2019
at 02:27
Re: OOC Thread #2
I'm working on the floor plan at the moment. :)
Oberon
 player, 6 posts
 Bio Samurai
 Former Woodsman
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 05:09
Re: OOC Thread #2
So was anyone looking for a roommate to split the rent?
The only thing I need to spend cash on is lifestyle and I wanted to figure out if we were doing advanced or basic and if anyone wants a shared lifestyle.
The Big D
 GM, 175 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 09:45
Re: OOC Thread #2
Hehe, I had a player ask that in another game. :P
Keys
 player, 50 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 10:01
Re: OOC Thread #2
Oberon, Keys would likely consider the option ... of the suggestion was made in-game.
He arrived in Boston only days ago, so wonít have met Oberon yet, though.
The Big D
 GM, 176 posts
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 12:04
Re: OOC Thread #2
There are places Oberon could stay temporarily in Boston, until they get their feet under them.

Or if you consider cramped quarters or dangerous location, that reduces the lifestyle cost a bit.
Chromium
 player, 43 posts
 Blades and guns a few
 of my favourite things!
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 12:59
Re: OOC Thread #2
Oberon:
So was anyone looking for a roommate to split the rent?
The only thing I need to spend cash on is lifestyle and I wanted to figure out if we were doing advanced or basic and if anyone wants a shared lifestyle.


Chromium would be thrilled to split living costs! He is desperate to save as much money as he can....want to PM me Oberon and we can work out the details?
Oberon
 player, 7 posts
 Bio Samurai
 Former Woodsman
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 13:38
Re: OOC Thread #2
@The Big D: Itís less about money and more about establishing a few connections in the group. I worked out a nominal working relationship with one person. A more personal one with a roommate would give me another. Gives me a reasonable way to jump into the game I someone calls me up rather than just showing up at a job.

@Chromium: I could picture the pair of Samurai under one roof would wind up being the like Tony Randall and Jack Klugman in the Odd Couple. Itíll be amusing as all heck!

@Keys: Weíll see where it goes then man!