OOC Thread 1.   Posted by Data Source.Group: 0
Data Source
 GM, 1 post
 keys138
 GM
Sun 22 Nov 2020
at 17:34
OOC Thread 1
Whereupon we discuss the nature of punk, violence, rebellion, sex, and music.  And character actions.
Data Source
 GM, 5 posts
 keys138
 GM
Sun 22 Nov 2020
at 18:04
OOC Thread 1
This is my current work station.



Between drawing, writing two comic scripts (for fun), another D&D game, being a parent, husband, and firefighter, I have a rather full schedule.  That being said, I really want to do this thing.  Patience is going to be key.  Especially since I'm going to learn by doing and I haven't run a game in a looooong time.

A few random thoughts.

At the beginning, I'd like to not have any Netrunners.  We can handle that off camera via NPCs.  Going forward, sure, but if we want to get off the ground with momentum, that's one less rule structure not to have to master out the gate.

What's your general sense of how to use humanity?  The system really needs it, but I have a hard time taking a Solo with an empathy of 4 and saying you only get 40 points of cyberware before you're bonker balls, but a Rockerboy with and Empathy of 9 can go full borg.  Thoughts for ways to compensate/adjust? Or is it all about therapy?

Let me know what you guys think!
Tegyrius
 player, 1 post
Sun 22 Nov 2020
at 18:55
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If we're sharing workspaces, here's mine.  I didn't tidy up just for you guys - the cleanliness is accidental from earlier this morning.



I'll preface this by saying that my ability to commit to a PbP is still very low.  Every time I think about it, it sounds like work rather than fun.  I've been fitting in my own writing and other stuff where I can over the past few months, and the ability to do that on my own schedule without external pressure has been very refreshing.

Having said that - I think CP Red is one of those settings in which the group needs some idea for campaign direction before building individual PCs.  Twilight: 2000 has an implied purpose for the PCs to be together and a long-term agenda for them to pursue; CP Red does not.  The inherent opposition in which some of the archetypes find themselves is evidence of that.  So before "who are we playing?" I think we should kick around "what kind of story are we telling?"
Data Source
 GM, 6 posts
 keys138
 GM
Sun 22 Nov 2020
at 19:36
OOC Thread 1
Current plan is for an initial run of track, extract, and secure a kidnapped victim from a gang.  We could go from the direction of the characters being an existing team or drawn together by a Fence for the mission without know each other.  I think Media characters might be kind of hard to set in at first.  But we can make it work with enough planning.
Spartan
 player, 1 post
Sun 22 Nov 2020
at 19:49
OOC Thread 1
Yeah, Netrunner as NPC is always good.  The new rules even allow a Corp to take one as a minion...

This is my Netrunner... Notice anything different about him?...  He doesn't even speak English!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoYC_8cutb0
Dave
 player, 1 post
Sun 22 Nov 2020
at 20:26
OOC Thread 1
Since I temporarily moved back into my mother’s house my workspace is my old bedroom. The other day Toto’s  ‘Africa’ came on the radio. I felt like I was back in the 1980’s. The only thing missing were some Molly Ringwald posters.