OCC.   Posted by Game Master.Group: 0
Amrusha
 player, 62 posts
Mon 19 Nov 2018
at 20:29
Re: OCC
My recomendation?  Advertise in the link to another game , say you're looking for 'investigative' style cpunk characters.


Amrusha isn't useless in an investigation... she's just not optimized for it.  But she's really not optimized for anything (okay, she's good at Driving and Fighting)... I spread her around thinly to cover where ever the game went in case the group went at an odd tangent.
Kira
 player, 47 posts
Wed 21 Nov 2018
at 00:52
Re: OCC
Kira is more infiltration and combat, corporate espionage, not so much investigation. So, if that's what you wanted, we need more players with that focus to round out the group.
Game Master
 GM, 122 posts
Wed 28 Nov 2018
at 21:07
Re: OCC
The add was placed, and I've had a few different people show interest. We're discussing characters now (though I think at least one of them are testing the water to see what kind of a game this is before committing).
Amrusha
 player, 63 posts
Thu 29 Nov 2018
at 03:09
Re: OCC
If they can read the threads that should give them some ideaish.  At least of how combat rolls...
Tortuga
 player, 1 post
Thu 29 Nov 2018
at 16:51
Re: OCC
New player here. I'll be writing up an investigator. I have two broad concepts, and would appreciate any input on which you guys think fits the group better.

1. Detective Li: Disgraced police detective. He was a well respected cop until he was implicated in some kind of scandal five years ago, losing his badge, his career, and his family. Now he offers his services free-lance to whoever will pay, and has built up a reputation as a diligent and trustworthy operative. Skilled in both physical and electronic surveillance, research, forensics, and interrogation.

2. Jakarta Sri: Local fixer. Grew up in the city, knows it like the back of his hand, knows people who knows people. Knows how to work people. You need something, he can get it. Need someone, he can get them. Slick. Not a heavy by any means. Well known, has a reputation for being discrete and reliable. If he can't get it, it can't be got.
Amrusha
 player, 64 posts
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 00:01
Re: OCC
Originally we were all working for Trans-Polynomic Solutions, so a freelancer that doesn't mind selling out to the Corp (even if they only do so temporarily) is probably best.
Tortuga
 player, 2 posts
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 00:13
Re: OCC
I would imagine that corps are the best-paying clients.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:13, Fri 30 Nov 2018.

Tortuga
 player, 3 posts
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 16:19
Re: OCC
What's the TL?
Game Master
 GM, 123 posts
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 16:37
Re: OCC
Tortuga:
What's the TL?


Wow, that's NOT in the technology thread. Mea Culpa.

The base TL is 10. Weapons and Armor are TL8, as is most materials technology. Electronics and sensors are very TL 10, with caveats around AI. Medical technology is TL 10.

I hope that helps!
Tortuga
 player, 4 posts
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 16:45
Re: OCC
Yep.
Sgarlaid
 player, 1 post
Sat 1 Dec 2018
at 04:17
Re: OCC
Hello.

Other new player here.  I’m working on an investigative sort but one who is “criminally adept”.  Think thief, grifter kind of thing rather than something more physical (unless necessary).

I was thinking of starting off with the Investigator template and adding to it.  But, this is my first character using this system so help and or suggestions would be lovely.
Amrusha
 player, 65 posts
Sat 1 Dec 2018
at 06:47
Re: OCC
Sgarlaid:
I was thinking of starting off with the Investigator template and adding to it.

Solid start.  From there you can just grab the Criminal Lens and you've covered your bases.

But, something to note is that our GM has lowered the price of ST, DX, HT and split Will and Per out of IQ.

This changes your Investigator Template's stat line to this (note the costs have changed):

Attributes: ST 10 [0]; DX 13 [30]; IQ 15 [100]; HT 11 [5].
Secondary Characteristics: Damage 1d-2/1d; BL 20 lbs.;
HP 10 [0]; Will 15 [25]; Per 17 [35]; FP 11 [0];
Basic Speed 6.00 [0]; Basic Move 6 [0].

This raises the Investigator's stat costs to 195 from the Template's 180 (making it a 265 point Template).  So keep this in mind when you add the 20 point Criminal Lens, you'll only have 15 points left to bump up skills or grab Advantages or buy off Disadvantages with, not 30 (Characters are 300 points).
Sgarlaid
 player, 2 posts
Sat 1 Dec 2018
at 08:08
Re: OCC
In reply to Amrusha (msg # 127):

Thank you!
Zhi Li
 player, 9 posts
Fri 7 Dec 2018
at 20:47
Re: OCC
Hey, what language are we all speaking by default? Indonesian? English?
Game Master
 GM, 132 posts
Fri 7 Dec 2018
at 21:00
Re: OCC
Zhi Li:
Hey, what language are we all speaking by default? Indonesian? English?



Game Master:
Most important people speak English, which is the language of the global, and this an area of unprecedented globalization. Of course, other languages can be useful. Much of the poorer city speaks only Indonesian. Knowing the native languages of corporations can also be useful: Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hindi, and French.


The stickied posts shouldn't take long to read, and they contain a wealth of setting information. This is from the one named "Jakarta".
Zhi Li
 player, 10 posts
Fri 7 Dec 2018
at 21:03
Re: OCC
I read that, I was just wondering if there was a default assumption when it wasn't otherwise indicated what language was being spoken.

Should I assume English unless otherwise specified?
Game Master
 GM, 133 posts
Fri 7 Dec 2018
at 21:20
Re: OCC
Yes, English is the default. If other languages are spoken we should specify, at least at the start of the conversation.
Zhi Li
 player, 17 posts
Thu 20 Dec 2018
at 15:12
Re: OCC
Got the flu. With that and the holidays, won't be posting for a while.
Game Master
 GM, 142 posts
Fri 21 Dec 2018
at 16:53
Re: OCC
I think I'll have a busy Christmas as well. I'll start posting at full throttle again in January!
Amrusha
 player, 71 posts
Sun 6 Jan 2019
at 06:13
Re: OCC
Did we all survive the holidays?
Game Master
 GM, 143 posts
Mon 7 Jan 2019
at 16:58
Re: OCC
Zhi Li's character has informed me he will be dropping out, so no.

I haven't heard from Kira's player since Christmas.
Amrusha
 player, 72 posts
Mon 7 Jan 2019
at 18:16
Re: OCC
Game Master:
Zhi Li's character has informed me he will be dropping out, so no.

I haven't heard from Kira's player since Christmas.

That's a shame.  So... your plans going forward?  Make another plea for newguys or just shuffle this game off to the dustbin?
Game Master
 GM, 144 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 15:41
Re: OCC
Amrusha:
Game Master:
Zhi Li's character has informed me he will be dropping out, so no.

I haven't heard from Kira's player since Christmas.

That's a shame.  So... your plans going forward?  Make another plea for newguys or just shuffle this game off to the dustbin?


I'm thinking the dustbin. The game was originally a response to folks in the gurps lounge remarking that they'd really be interested in a cyber punk game back in June. I hoped that such a game would have more staying power. I was completely new to cyberpunk at the time, and I made a binge to learn at least some of the material.

I've learned things. I had fun doing the things we did. I suppose such is the nature of PbP. Thanks for sticking through it.
Amrusha
 player, 73 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 17:10
Re: OCC
I was enjoying myself, so there's that.  Give me a few days to copy what I want to keep before you turn the lights okay?
Game Master
 GM, 145 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 17:14
Re: OCC
In reply to Amrusha (msg # 139):

Not a problem. I haven't retired the last game that fell apart, and that was back in early 2017.