OOC Thread #2.   Posted by The Big D.Group: 0
Sleight
 player, 105 posts
 Elvin Shaman
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 14:09
Re: OOC Thread #2
In reply to Chromium (msg # 426):

Sleight could have gotten Oberon in touch with Keys as a potential roommate since he brought Keys in, but has been doing business with Oberon for months and would know about his want for a roommate. I would say Sleight could work, but he needs the extra room in his tiny little place for his lodge.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:51, Wed 24 July 2019.

Oberon
 player, 8 posts
 Bio Samurai
Tue 23 Jul 2019
at 21:06
Re: OOC Thread #2
Speaking of getting started is there somewhere or something I should be aiming for?
Should I just arrive late to the meeting? Assume someone is calling me up (and grabbing my advance)?
The Big D
 GM, 177 posts
Wed 24 Jul 2019
at 09:49
Re: OOC Thread #2
I'm going to look over your character sheet, and I'll be posting tonight, so I will work your character in then. :)
The Big D
 GM, 178 posts
Thu 25 Jul 2019
at 12:48
Re: OOC Thread #2
Sorry, got distracted.  Post's up now.

Oberon, you're good to go. :)  I added a private line in the latest post for you.

Hope everyone's Thursday is starting off well.
Chromium
 player, 44 posts
 Blades and guns a few
 of my favourite things!
Fri 26 Jul 2019
at 01:49
Re: OOC Thread #2
Slightly early heads up but I'm out camping from the 1st to the 8th of August and will likely have no access to internet at all. Sorry if this causes some issues!

I'll likely post a reply for Chromium Saturday or Sunday, I was kind of hoping someone else would go first but if I don't see one by Saturday I'll throw one up!
The Big D
 GM, 179 posts
Fri 26 Jul 2019
at 02:02
Re: OOC Thread #2
Sweet. :D  Have fun, dood!
Keys
 player, 51 posts
Sat 27 Jul 2019
at 03:28
Re: OOC Thread #2
quote:
> An unidentified dragon has just busted out of MIT&T's main campus, and has flown off towards the Hub!

<<holyfrag.mpeg>>

--- HuBlogger | 06/04/2076, 19:15 EST

> That same dragon is attacking NeoNET.  It just smashed one of their towers, and something just sent it flying!

--- HuBlogger | 06/04/2076, 19:22 EST

OOC: By the time Knight Errant cordoned off MIT&T and Fenway park, millions of people were watching HuBlogger's stream.  Through a series of aerial drones, the dragon was tracked as far north as Salem before it was lost to sight.

NeoNET is forced to evacuate Tower 4, and has been using mages and spirits to keep the tower from collapsing.  An unidentified police spokesperson has stated that the tower is likely to be brought down come morning.

No word has been said of the thousands of baseball fans stuck inside the stadium, and there are loud calls from the public to allow the people out.  Knight Errant has so far refused such calls, and the mayor has stated that a news conference would be held in the morning of the fifth.



I am sorry to be a pain, but in the 'Current Events' thread, could we please have a basic timeline for Recent Boston?
(for those of us who do not know the scenario)

- When (how long ago) and Why (at least the officials/media reasons) was Boston 'Locked Down'?
- When (how long ago) did this dragon break free of MIT+T?
- What is Fenway Park?  is it the baseball stadium you later mention?
- What and Where is NeoNET Tower 4?
- ... and what status are those two in now?  How did the two scenes play out?
- Is Knight Errant the primary Law Enforcement here in Boston?
The Big D
 GM, 180 posts
Sun 28 Jul 2019
at 05:36
Re: OOC Thread #2
I'll set that up.
Iris
 player, 107 posts
Sun 28 Jul 2019
at 11:59
Re: OOC Thread #2
There is a book that explains most if this for 5e called Lockdown.
Keys
 player, 53 posts
Sun 28 Jul 2019
at 12:18
Re: OOC Thread #2
I do not.
Sorry
The Big D
 GM, 181 posts
Mon 29 Jul 2019
at 00:56
Re: OOC Thread #2
Knight Errant has the police force contract (currently) for Boston.

Fenway Park is a baseball park, and it is currently in shambles, having had a large dragon crash land into it.  It's under guard by Knight Errant and Ares security.

NeoNET's corporate structure is a business park with several towers.  #4 houses the main matrix connections for Boston, and a good portion of the North American eastern seaboard.  While the tower was badly damaged, the important bits are all in the sub-basements.  It's currently under a severe security cordon.  The NeoNet complex is downtown Boston.

The dragon broke free approximately 2 weeks ago.  Approximately, for while its crashing into Fenway, and attack on NeoNET, are known qualities, there's a possibility the dragon was freed before then.  Two weeks is the closest one can get.

The lockdown is officially to calm the city after the events of the dragon's escape and attack.  There were riots by the local homeless population, and rumours of a virus spreading lend some credence to the rumours that the lockdown is not going to be temporary.
The Big D
 GM, 183 posts
Mon 29 Jul 2019
at 13:06
Re: OOC Thread #2
I can also pull the relevant pages from the Lockdown PDF, if you'd like?  I'm not one to promote digital piracy, but I think giving a few pages isn't terrible, so if you don't mind, then I don't either.
Rasputin
 player, 16 posts
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 12:52
Re: OOC Thread #2
Going to be a bit delayed right now, apologies everyone. A bad upper respiratory infection has spread through the house so been trying to get better. I will get caught up again hopefully in just a day or so.
The Big D
 GM, 185 posts
Tue 30 Jul 2019
at 15:32
Re: OOC Thread #2
Ewh, bugger.  Get better soon!
The Big D
 GM, 186 posts
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 12:00
Re: OOC Thread #2
Woo, GenCon starts today.  Cyberpunk Red, Shadowrun 6th edition and Pathfinder 2nd edition launch today. :D
Iris
 player, 110 posts
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 12:44
Re: OOC Thread #2
Only interested in Cyberpunk Red out of those, lol.
The Big D
 GM, 187 posts
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 12:58
Re: OOC Thread #2
No love for 6th ed Shadowrun? :P
Iris
 player, 111 posts
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 13:46
Re: OOC Thread #2
I don't trust the company to put out a comprehensive product.  They could have shown they cared about SR fabs by putting out the desperately needed ereats for their books but instead they just jump to an entirely new edition.  I will not support a company like that.  Everything I've seen about 6e also serms to be garbage.
The Big D
 GM, 188 posts
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 13:48
Re: OOC Thread #2
Yeah, Catalyst seems to have fallen on hard times. :|

I'll take a gander at the rules though...
Bean
 player, 78 posts
 Nuyen is my favorite
 language. Let's chat.
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 14:00
Re: OOC Thread #2
SR: Anarchy was a hot mess. My tabletop group tried it for an arc--it wanted to be a storytelling game, but those mechanics seemed tacked on. The "shadow amps" flattened things even worse than 4e D&D flattened class differences. My feelings on SR6 are best described as "apathy."
The Big D
 GM, 189 posts
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 14:09
Re: OOC Thread #2
Well, I'm going to go through the book before I make my decision.  I'm hearing far better things about Cyberpunk Red.  And not so much about Pathfinder 2.
Oberon
 player, 11 posts
 Bio Samurai
Sun 4 Aug 2019
at 23:25
Re: OOC Thread #2
My friends got me the “Shadowrun: No Future” book as a thank you gift for house sitting for him and his wife. I just powered through it. It’s fairly “meh” all told. Plenty of setting info if you wanted to flesh out the worlds view of art and culture, but they kind of soft foot around the darker stuff that gives you stuff to work with. Some of the stuff they came up with for art and music in Shadowrun is just weird, and not like workable weird, just weird to even conceive of. Also half the art and illustrations is reused.

Overall you can ignore No Future unless you enjoy the books for Lore reads. Figured I would review/warn you guys about it if you were considering it.

That said one piece of gear in there has inspired me to write up a full run for our sit down “GM tag-in” game. So I guess it wasn’t 100% wasted.
The Big D
 GM, 190 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 00:00
Re: OOC Thread #2
Sweet review. :)  I'd probably still grab it.
Oberon
 player, 12 posts
 Bio Samurai
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 00:18
Re: OOC Thread #2
Fair enough. Maybe you will have a “monkey and typewriter” moment from something in there like me. :)
The Big D
 GM, 191 posts
Mon 5 Aug 2019
at 00:20
Re: OOC Thread #2
They are often hit or miss, yes. :)