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    I've toyed with the idea of doing an in character blog recap of one of my RPG campaigns for a while now because it sounds like a lot of fun to write and I've enjoyed a handful of other people's that I've read. Today I'm finally knuckling down and doing it. The following entries will be very much opinionated, a little biased, and based on DIY's knowledge IC, so the information isn't always 100% reliable when it's written in character. If you enjoy it, please let me know! I'm also happy to answer questions if I can.

    >>>>>[2075/04/14, 23:51 Pacific Time]

    So today was... interesting. You've heard about the Chinese curse, right? Yeah, that kind of interesting. Anyway, so I'm spending my day off at the Inferno when the barkeep slips me a note with my drink. I just wanted some fun on my night off, so frag me, right? Yeah, apparently. So yeah, the note's work, if you hadn't guessed already. Not much in the way of details, but that's not really weird. On the upshot, at least I didn't have to go far, since the meet was in one of the private rooms downstairs. That was probably for the best, since my party clothes aren't exactly fancy restaurant or business casual material and Johnson didn't really leave me time to go home, change, and get back before the meet. I didn't look like a skank or anything, but a tank top and skirt aren't really the pro shadowrunner look. As it was, I barely had time to get somewhere maybe kinda close to sober before I had to be at the meet.

    I ended up being the second one to show up to the meet. Some Aztlaner-looking human guy was already camped out in the back corner. Creepy fragger; I swear it was like he was looking right through me for a couple seconds there. Naturally, I took the far side of the room, across from the door. Two reasons there; one, it kept me away from creepy eyes. Two, I got a good look at everyone coming in. There ended up being three more people coming; an ork, another human, and another elf girl. A couple minutes after they all got settled in, Johnson showed up. No introduction, just one of those frosty once-overs that I've decided to call the “spook stare.” Bland, tidy suit, no corp logos, dark glasses – the guy could seriously have passed for one of those CIA dudes from the trid, I swear. Image search turned him up as an Aztechnology employee, but that's all I got on him. Really, that was probably a little too easy to be chip-truth, anyway.

    The 'run brief sounded pretty straightforward; steal a couple of tablets from the art museum and deliver 'em to the dock warehouses before the exhibit opened. That gives us a two day window, starting from tonight. The catch is that these things aren't little tablets, they're a fragging meter and a half and a hundred fifty kilos or so. More like blocks than fragging tablets, really. There are two of 'em. Yeah. On the upside, I talked the fee up to eight grand each, plus bonuses for not geeking anyone and that kind of drek, plus twenty percent of the base fee as cash up front. Shiny silver credstick is shiny, omae. (^_^)d

    With that part of the business done, I had a new team to hopefully get functional and not a lot of time to do it in. None of the other people struck me as leader material, so as soon as Johnson left I jumped up and started by wowing 'em with the results of my ****ty data search skills. The crazy thing was, they just accepted it. Either these guys are newbies or they're suckers, and I'm not sure which. Either way, I was in charge for the moment, so I made with the team-building. First up was, naturally, introductions. I hadn't even finished saying that when the elf chick blurts out “Teacher first!” with this smug look on her face. I came about *this* close to rearranging said face for a second there. Fortunately for her, that was the plan anyway, so I just brushed it off and started the round of introductions. Give me a minute for a smoke break, and I'll pick up with what I've got on the new team.

    >>>>>[2075/04/15, 01:36 Pacific Time]

    Sorry, chummers, I ran out of smokes. Had to run over to the Stuffer Shack in Touristville to find a decent pack. Gotta fragging love Redmond. Anyway, I was going to go over the team before I left. Here goes:

    Thomas Castillo: Fragging creepy eyes is our mage. Our *combat* mage, with no non-deathy skills to speak of. He immediately got dubbed “Karl” by way of a handle, for obvious reasons. He didn't answer the bit about any history worth noting, so I'm pegging him as a newbie. Like I said, he looks Aztlaner. He's got this long hair and mustache that make him look older than I think he actually is (which contributed to the creepy factor), or it could just be a magic thing.

    Jack aka “Wheelz”: Our real muscle, and believe me, muscle is the operative word. I guess he's not really *that* built for an ork, but the guy is easily the beefiest one on the team and he looks like he's got some serious tone to what he's got. Now if only he had a real personality... As it stands, he's the type who seems like he's trying too hard to look like a badass with a trenchcoat, shades, and all. Apparently he's into street racing or something, too, hence the nickname. Another no history report, but he seems like he knows his way around a fight.

    Eric: Pasty nerd number one, and the blander of the pair. He's a pretty whitebread human rigger, the kind who seems to live out of his panel van. Not much to say here; he doesn't talk much, and that only to say something about his drones. Seriously, that's pretty much all he talks about, and apparently thinks about. I'm calling closet robo-fetishist; at least that'd be *something* interesting about him. No history here, either. We dubbed him “Roboboy” for lack of better options.

    Alex aka “Genius”: Pasty nerd number two. She's a pretty good decker, which means she's handy to have around. Unfortunately, she knows it and seems like she wants the rest of us to. The biggest thing there is her insistence on being called “Genius,” but more on that later. Besides that little personality problem, I don't think she's actually slept in the last couple years. I'm hoping that's not a sign of bigger issues, but we'll see. She claims she runs with some gang, but all she'd say about which one was that they were “like, legit.” Thanks for sharing, that really helps. She's dubbed me “Teacher,” which I will admit is cute.

    So yeah, that's my new team. Seems like they can at least do their jobs if I give 'em a plan and point 'em at the problem, so I'll give 'em a chance. Speaking of plans, we got right down to it after the introductions were over. I put Genius to work looking up whatever she could get on the museum and the tablets, which at least netted us a floor plan. After that, we split up to grab our gear and moved on to direct recon. First up, Genius got into their computers while Karl checked the place for bad mojo. I was next up, carrying a couple of Roboboy's little drone bugs to put inside once I'd cleared the vent covers. I made it up to the building no problem, at which point Genius had a flash of brilliance and decided to take up her little nickname issue with me over comms instead of, you know, warning me about guard patrols like I'd asked. We're going to have to talk about time and place at some point. After that delay, I didn't have as much time as I'd meant to before the next patrol and had to settle for a katana-assisted insertion for Roboboy's pets. Wheelz, meanwhile, did a walk around to the loading docks and found out the truck for moving the tablets was still back there. Even better, there was only one little guard shack with some spike strips to keep us from getting the tablets out that way. Inside, it turned out the tablets were already set up and wired with a pressure sensor, plus some extra Ares corp security goons on top of the KE guys the museum had on staff. By the records, nothing too heavy there. We had our data, so it was time to pull out and plan the actual grab. Null sheen, right? Yeah, no.

    Everything was okay up through the point where I got Roboboy's bugs back. I was sneaking out when, out of fragging nowhere, I run into one of the guards. I managed to break his radio before he could get help, but geeking the guy wasn't really an option. Instead, I kicked him in the balls, grabbed his stun baton, and tased his ass with it. At that point, I pretty much had to haul ass to avoid the next patrol, but I just managed it. Apparently, nobody else had any problems, so we all headed home to sleep on what we'd learned. More after tomorrow, chummers.
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    Niiice. I've been on something of a shadowrun kick lately, despite never actually playing the tabletop game, so this is good timing.

    This is a great start, if you ask me. Entertainingly written, with some of the lingo stuck in. I like how your writing seems to reflect out of character things in-universe. As in, I feel like I get some feeling of what's going on with the players, as well as the characters.

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    Glad you like it, Magic Myrmidon. You should totally try the tabletop game sometime; it's one hell of a blast with a good group. If you can't get a group irl, I've had some decent play by post games on these very forums.

    This post wraps up the first 'run with the events from last session. Second 'run is supposed to start tonight.

    >>>>>[2075/04/15, 21:40 Pacific Time]

    Today almost actually started off well. For one, I got to sleep in. There was actually vaguely warm running water in my part of Redmond! I even got a decent cup of soykaf. Granted, that last one was with the new team while sorting out the final plan, but it was still nice. As planned, I got the team together down by the International District, we grabbed some soykaf and breakfast, and then we hunkered down to talk through our plan for getting the tablets out. General consensus was that security would be easier to deal with during the day, so we decided to go in the early afternoon and create a distraction to keep the guards busy dealing with the civilians. That was my job. Meanwhile, Karl and Wheelz would go around the back, quietly take out the one guard on the loading dock, and secure our escape route. Of course, it quickly came out that Karl had no non-lethal spells that he would talk about (though he said some creepy stuff about being able to “deal with” the guy without killing him) and that Wheelz couldn't actually steal a truck by himself. Fortunately, Roboboy actually had something useful to contribute on that one; he just gave Wheelz one of those tiny bug drones that he could apparently use to hack the thing. For taking out the guard, Wheelz said he could do it if he asked the guy for a light, so I lent him my pack of cigarettes. Genius, of course, was supposed to shut down security and provide matrix overwatch. Once all that was ready to go, Karl, Wheelz, and I would go in and use the mini-forklift thing they had to move the tablets to load 'em on the truck and leave. Nobody had anything else to contribute, so we called it good and scheduled it for 1:30.

    When the time came, I got inside easy enough, thanks to the chameleon-like powers of the pantsuit for blending in with a crowd of wageslaves. Karl and Wheelz got their part done, too. Unfortunately, Genius managed to set off the museum host alert and nearly got iced in the process. She got control of the system in the end, but that was when things started going south. I got the distraction going by judicious application of my lighter to the contents of the restroom trash can. The resulting smoke set off the fire alarms, which naturally meant a lot of people fleeing the building. Karl managed to run directly into a couple of guards while the inside team was regrouping, which meant Wheelz and I had to take them down with tasers before they could set off the alarm. We then learned from Roboboy that they'd upgraded their meatspace security in the tablet room to a couple of goons in full body armor. At least they only had pistols? Given we weren't going to get another shot, we opted to try it anyway. As it turned out, they were also seriously chromed out with reflexes and probably some armor augs, so that was a tough fight. While fighting them, we also found out what it was Karl wouldn't talk about: he knows fragging mind control magic. That's fragging messed up on its own, but I'm really worried by the fact he wouldn't tell us about it. Makes me wonder what else he's not telling us. Anyway, I ended up being in the best shape after that fight, so I checked our exit and then went back to cover Wheelz while he loaded the tablets. I introduced the two guys who did try to stop us to the joy of suppressive fire for a bit, and then we were good to go.

    On the ride to the dropoff point, Genius started demanding to see the tablets. Since we needed to check them for trackers anyway, I just rolled with it and had Wheelz park out of sight. As expected, they did have trackers on them, which Roboboy got himself tased trying to pull off without checking them first. No real damage, but serves the perv right for having drones hidden in the bathrooms before the 'run. Why do I have to work with crazy fragging *******s? Anyway, Genius once again proved she's actually kinda worth her crazy by getting rid of the trackers. She then set to work taking freaking rubbings of the tablets in the back of the truck while we got going again. I stayed with her purely to provide adult supervision, and certainly not because I was curious or anything. That actually turned out to be a good thing, since I had to remind her that maybe she should put those in a bag instead of walking around with 'em out in front of the Johnson.

    Speaking of the Johnson, he showed up with a quartet of spooky suits with him. At the docks. In the open. Yeah, you could feel the tension crank up to eleven in about half a second. Nothing says discount in this biz like a sniper. As it turned out, though, he actually had legit reasons for the other suits. Had 'em verify the tablets and check 'em for damage before he took 'em while I debriefed. Final haul: 10k each after bonuses for getting the truck, staying non-lethal, and clearing off the trackers. No serious injuries except for Karl, who wasn't in such great shape from casting too much. Nothing I could do for that kind of thing, though; I'm not really an inspired medic in general and I know drek all about awakened medicine. Still, not bad considering how much nastier the security got overnight.
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    >>>>>[2075/04/28, 18:02 Pacific Time]

    It was just supposed to be a nice dinner. IT WAS JUST FRAGGING SUPPOSED TO BE A NICE DINNER. Okay, deep breath. After our last run, Genius wanted to go out and eat at a fancy restaurant. That sounded like a good bit of team building to me (to say nothing of just plain nice) and we had the nuyen, so we decided to go for it. I suggested that we eat at The Edge with an explanation about the place and their food. For those that don't know, The Edge is a fancy "elven" (which really just means they don't hire non-elves; believe you me, there's no such thing as a universal elven culture) restaurant downtown. Food there is an Asian-Amerind fusion, all vegetarian. I'm amazed nobody stopped me there, really. Nobody had any better ideas, so we went with that plan. Like I mentioned last time, Karl was in a bad way from slinging too much magic, so we opted to put it off a bit so he could recover and come with us, hence the later date on this post.

    On the day, we all got together and rocked up. Amazingly, everybody looked more or less presentable and nobody set off the weapon scanner. I was actually a little surprised by how well some of the team *coughKarlcough* cleaned up. Of course, the nice moment didn't last very long, since no sooner did Karl and Wheelz see the menu than they started whining about how there was no meat. What did you think vegetarian meant, guys? The wine list apparently compensated for that somewhat, since Karl decided to drop ¥2000 (!!!) on a bottle of some wine I've never heard of. He did at least share, by which I mean the rest of us had a glass and Genius started drinking as much as she could get in before anyone pointed out she's underage. Naturally, Roboboy did point that out and was promptly ignored by everyone. That's really where you draw the line, omae? Not the armed robbery, assault, and the rest of the drek we do for a living?

    It seems like I can't have nice things without getting interrupted. Ever, apparently. In the middle of dinner, yet ANOTHER of those spook guys just sat down at our table and started doubletalking at us about some job. As you might expect, we were less than happy about this for a full spectrum of reasons, starting with the fact that he'd interrupted our nice meal and going all the way up to HOW THE FRAG DID HE KNOW WE WERE HERE!?!? He then proceeded to ignore the less than subtle hints to leave (hint: I was not fragging joking when I asked if we should just waste him right there) and threw a folder - an old-school dead tree folder full of Saeder-Krupp letterhead - down in front of me and offered us 12 grand each to get R&D data drives out of the Aztechnology pyramid. Sound like suicide to you? It sure did to me. Aztechnology, like most corps, does not frag around with security on their regional HQ, never mind whatever they did to their central R&D files. I talked him up to 20 grand each, 20% up front to stall. Meanwhile, Genius was busy hacking his commlink to figure out how he knew about us. The results were pretty fragging scary; she'd been backhacked during the museum run when she set off the intrusion alert. Now, I'm not much of a decker, but I know enough to know that it shouldn't have been possible the way she told it. The crazy part is, I'm pretty sure she isn't lying. That makes this guy major bad news. Worse, he's threatening to give KE what he knows if we don't do the job. Yeah, straight up blackmail.

    So that's where we stand. By unanimous vote, we're not doing the job. None of us thinks letting a corp get hooks in us like this is smart, and we're pissed off enough we feel like sending a very clear message to whoever this guy's boss is. We're supposed to meet up with the guy at the Inferno to get the details and our cash up front. We'll be there, sure, but we're going in hard. I've got a couple of frame charges built, Karl's got half a dozen grenades, and we're generally loaded for bear. We've already made arrangements for everyone to skip town tonight, one-way to CalFree with Genius's Ancient buddies (so called that), then with Wheelz' Yak buddies (I didn't know about 'em until today, either) on to Neo-Tokyo. I cashed in everything I had with the manager to get us a 10-minute window where the back door to the Inferno will be unlocked. That should be enough either way. Karl, Wheelz, and I are going in that way, blowing the door to Johnson's room, and geeking him and whoever else is inside. If we're lucky, we'll be able to take the cred, too, but I'm not counting on that. I'll be honest; there's a lot that could go wrong with this one. Even if we don't get dead up front, KE's response time is going to be pretty tight downtown. All it takes is one PanicButton, and that worries me. Karl is worried that Roboboy is going to bail on us early, too. We'll see.

    So that's it, chummers. We're well and truly fragged, and I can't promise it'll get better. We know what we're getting ourselves into here, though, and we've decided to do it anyway. If you hear from me again, it'll be from the old country. Either way, chummers, enjoy your freedom while you've got it. DIY, signing off.
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    A great read so far. I'm genuinely curious what happens next. Keep up the good writing!
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    Unfortunately, our GM canceled on us at the last minute, so I've got nothing to report from tonight. I apologize. Next time we have a session, I'll do my best to update this for you as soon as possible.
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    No worries from me, not much you can do there. I'm still interested, though, especially since a possible shadowrun game I was gonna play in fell through.

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    >>>>>[2075/05/01, 02:27 JST]

    I'm alive, chummers! It's been one fragging hell of a night, but I'm alive. I'm actually a little surprised that I can give you the news this soon, but Genius really came through on the travel arrangements. As I write this, I'm sitting on a little old subsonic jet halfway through a thirteen hour flight. I'm dead fragging tired, but Wheelz and Karl are snuggled up in the one vaguely comfortable spot to sleep and Genius has been bouncing off the walls off and on the whole flight, so no luck on that front. Might as well do something.

    Last time I told you how we were planning to deal with the fragger who tried to blackmail us with with some bulldrek decking. That sort of happened. We met up like we planned, but that's about all that actually went according to plan. Apparently Karl has a little sister he decided to bring along without warning us. Genius naturally decided to hack Dante's on her own initiative, never mind what happened last time. It apparently turned out better this time, and she did manage to find a file one of the managers was keeping on our guy. Of course, that just raised more questions, which meant diverting from the plan to get answers. We decided we should try to get 'em anyway, which really meant I would go have a chat with the manager guy. He had some kind of Russian name, but I can't really remember. Meh, not that important. Also, just so you know, I can't say that stripping out of combat gear and into something vaguely presentable in the back of a moving van filled with drones and five of your closest "friends" is either easy or super fun. I managed regardless, and we went ahead with the revised plan. Still a backdoor entry, but I turned over my frame charges to Wheelz and Karl with a quick once-over on how to set the things, plus threw my P93 and grenades into Karl's duffel. They, in turn, were supposed to give me five minutes to get whatever I could out of the manager... Dmitri! There we go, I remembered. Yeah, anyway, five minutes to get data from a complete stranger. Null sheen, right?

    Dmitri was clearly surprised to see me; guess he was expecting someone taller. Of course, I introduced myself and offered my hand to shake, which he took. Sucker. "Hi, I'm Denise, nice to meet you. *WHAM*" Dmitri's face, meet wall. Aikido rocks, chummers. Now firmly in control of the situation, I proceeded to ask some polite questions about our supposed S-K Johnson and get pleasant, helpful answers. Okay, okay. I asked nicely once, threatened once, and then shot him in the knee when he didn't give me a good answer. I gave him fair warning about what would happen if he didn't cooperate, after all, and I'm in the habit of following through if I say I'll do something. It didn't take him long to get the hint after that. I even gave him a painkiller shot from my medkit after I was done, since I'm not a sadist. Unfortunately, Dmitri didn't actually know much; all we got is that our guy routinely had a couple of bodyguards and was probably a wizard. Oh, and he had a serious death fetish that Dmitri and some of the other staff were feeding. Coincidentally, I'm suddenly not nearly as upset about losing my Dante's access.

    I actually managed to make it back to Wheelz and Karl within my time limit, grab my gun and grenades while I filled them in, and revise the plan again. Given the bodyguards (who were standing in the hall), explosive breaching followed by grenades wasn't really viable. We settled for leading with three HE grenades right to the bodyguards instead. I'll bet the looks on their faces was priceless. The private rooms at Dante's aren't exactly fortified, so the blast actually took out the interior walls and blew Johnson on his ass with some shrapnel in him. That's when things got really freaky. Johnson didn't so much stand up as jump up, and I swear he just sort of caught fire when he did. So we hit him again. Another grenade, some suppression, and an HAR burst apparently scared the fragger, so he used some kind of spell and blew out an exterior wall and started fragging FLYING away. I was having none of that after all the trouble, so I calmly took aim, flipped my selector over to full auto, and blew him out of the sky. Chip-truth, omae, the guy just sort of incinerated right after he hit the ground. When we got there, there was just ash. Karl bagged a little for whatever reason, and we went ahead and used the frame charges on the rest just to be sure. Couldn't carry 'em anyway, really. Since at that point it was pretty much inevitable that KE was getting flooded with calls, we beat a hasty retreat.

    The last big surprise of the day came when we got to the meet with Genius' Ancient buddies. We all piled out of the back of the van... at which point Roboboy started tearing out of there like hellhounds were after him. As it turns out, Karl has some reflexes, since he basically opened up on RB's van the second it started moving. Didn't hit anything important, but damn. Bastard is more paranoid than I am, apparently. Roboboy got away, not that most of us really tried to stop him. He may be a loose end, but he's also a loser. Frag him, I'm not even on the same continent, I don't care anymore.

    Judging by the time, it looks like we're almost there. I'll be busy making living arrangements for everyone and generally getting set up here for a few days, at least. I may post a bit about that if I can get something interesting out of it. In the meantime, sayonara, chummers
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    >>>>>[2075/05/02, 18:27 JST]

    Hoi, chummers. Not that much to report yet, just a quick status update to keep you in the loop. I do have some hints about a job, so I may have more next time. This time, though, is mostly much a slice of life and whiny introspection.

    Anyway, the plane landed us in Yokohama. Not the best part of Neo-Tokyo these days, but it's not really any worse than Redmond. Wheelz' yakuza buddies picked us up and dropped us off in a drekhole basement squat that was passing as a safehouse, plus left us with some bad fake SINs. Mine says I'm a 17-year old Cantonese girl named Xiang Hui with no history, just to give you an idea. What does it say about me as a person that casual curiosity about where that data comes from led me to thinking about how efficient it'd be to run an organlegging/ID theft ring pulling people out of warlord territory? I can be a cold bitch sometimes, but... *shudder*

    Okay, less creepy introspection, more getting on with the story. I'll be honest: I basically passed out as soon as we got into the safehouse, so I've only got a general idea of what went on. I'd had a 37 hour day up to that point, and coming down off the adrenaline from combat didn't exactly make it easier to stay awake. I know Genius did some kind of hacking job while I was asleep, but I don't know the details. She also did some house-hunting online. That second one I know because she woke me up, shuffled everyone onto a train (DIY's Japanese word of the day: densha=train; you'll use that one a lot), and generally prodded us into the pair of apartments she picked out. I promptly passed out again. As it turns out, tatami floors are surprisingly comfortable when you're dead tired.

    It's weird living with people again. Like with people you kinda know, not like in the same coffin motel as a bunch of random strangers like I was doing back in Seattle. I trust Genius a hell of a lot more, too. Maybe too much; I told her my name and a little bit of chip-truth about me this morning. Hopefully that won't bite me in the ass later. Cold bitch me says I could kill her if I need to, but I don't want to. I haven't had a real friend since I was a little kid. Hell, I can't think of anybody who I wasn't trying to use more than they used me since Otousama killed himself. I dunno. Cold bitch keeps me alive sometimes, but I want to be more than just ice and chrome, too. Maybe this is why so many of us razorgirls (and razorguys) go for the warrior-poet thing; we have to come to terms with what it really means to be metahuman when so many bits of us aren't. Maybe it's knowing that the augments will eventually kill us if somebody else doesn't. Maybe we're just really, really broken in the head.

    So yeah, whoever's reading this, that's my life I'm putting out there for you, bulldrek philosophy and all. Are you not entertained? Next time will cover the followup on the maybe-job we got called about this morning. I hear the 18k Triad is moving guns into Yokohama, and there's money to be had stopping 'em. Sounds tough, but we'll see what turns up. In the meantime, we who are about to die salute you! Yeah, I couldn't resist using the gladiator metaphor. Sayonara, chummers.
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    Maybe this is why so many of us razorgirls (and razorguys) go for the warrior-poet thing; we have to come to terms with what it really means to be metahuman when so many bits of us aren't.
    >> Or maybe it's just because most Sammies think that warrior-poet stuff is "just a cool thing to say to a m********** before you pop a cap in his ***", to quote Pulp Fiction. Which isn't something us hackers are immune to either, we just tend to be much more blatant fanboys about it from experience.
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    Loving this thread. Been trying to get a Shadowrun game going with my current group, and reading this is just increasing my enthusiasm.

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    Loving this thread. Been trying to get a Shadowrun game going with my current group, and reading this is just increasing my enthusiasm.
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    Same here. I'm going to pick up the shadowrun 5th ed books tomorrow and see if I can't persuade my group into letting me run a game for once.
    Glad you're enjoying it. Shadowrun is one of my favorite games, and I'm fortunate enough to get to play with a decent group rather than be the GM this time around. I must admit that writing this is a lot more fun than I expected when I decided to give it a try, so I think it's going to become something of a habit to blog games. Do feel free to participate, too. My favorite part of Shadowrun books has always the shadowtalk, and I encourage everyone reading this to take that spirit and critique, snark, and ask questions. I might even be able to get some of the other players on here if you've got something for their characters; I know they read this thread from time to time.

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    I'm going to poke my head in from the woodwork and say "Akido rocks, chummers!" is possibly the best line in this journal so far.

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    >>>>>[2075/05/04, ??:?? JST]

    Hello DIY's "Chummers". Alex the genius is here to point out some things and give a bit of an update. First of about the nick name Teacher was calling me brainiac. Brainiac!, that is an understatement of my skill. I can do more with the matrix them most full grown deckers can do in their lifetime, and I'm only 19, so yeah. I'm clever and very skilled. I thought about hacking this blog and trolling the chapters but I think i'll save that for if something truly embarrassing involving me happens.

    Other things! that fragging dreck eating meat bag Suit who back hacked me broke the rules. I swear to god i tried to do what he did and ... well it didn't work so well... anywhosies. just gives me something to aspire for. One day.. one day... Oh and while i'm thinking about it. Eric... that hoop had no faith in our comrades. he wanted to skip town before the time was up when we waited on them. he was starting to look at me funny, granted he did pay me when i made up a bet in my head.

    So since i know DIY is not going to talk about it (at least i bet she won't with how things went) i thought i should let you all know i think she got a new girl friend. while i was sleeping her and the guys got drunk. very drunk. like calling Hostess, a very pretty hostess name Kikyo. I like her she seems very fun and seems to be well connected. she is even planing to take us shopping!! I'm going to be doing ground work I'm so excited i'm rarely right there. so excited!!

    Dreck! DIY is looking over at me and wondering why I'm giggling like crazy. I'll post again, Laters!

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    I thought about hacking this blog and trolling the chapters but I think i'll save that for if something truly embarrassing involving me happens.
    >> Every newbie hacker tries this at some point. The lucky ones piss off the regulars who just use Blackout. Friend of mine tried that once, got hit by some psychotropic IC created by an especially demented hacker, spent the next two days convinced he was Grover Cleveland, in his fifth term as President of the Moon. Especially unlucky ones hack a suspiciously weakly defended blog that techie types hang out on, find out it's a corporate honeypot designed to find new talent in the hacking area, and blackmail you with evidence of your break in.
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    So since i know DIY is not going to talk about it (at least i bet she won't with how things went) i thought i should let you all know i think she got a new girl friend. while i was sleeping her and the guys got drunk. very drunk. like calling Hostess, a very pretty hostess name Kikyo. I like her she seems very fun and seems to be well connected. she is even planing to take us shopping!! I'm going to be doing ground work I'm so excited i'm rarely right there. so excited!!

    Dreck! DIY is looking over at me and wondering why I'm giggling like crazy. I'll post again, Laters!
    >>Congratulations, DIY! May your new relationship end in less trashed drones, arrest records, and mutually-shared arsenals of borderline weapons of mass destruction than most of ours!
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    >>>>>[2075/05/04, XX:XX JST]
    Hello to you people of the matrix! Fear not for i wander into your land in peace well after an hour of my sister showing me how to comment on this damnable thing. Decided to check this place out after genius told me about it and though it was no simple feat i stand victorious! i come if only to defend myself in some way for one i didn't get that drunk and the shoe-hat sounded like an amazing idea at the time and let us all be fair after a few drinks anyone would think that sitting pillow looked damn sexy.

    Well onto more important topics lets be honest after uprooting ones life and going through some crazy things what man wouldn't want to blow a few hundred nu-yen on sake and have a party and besides we were able to gain plenty of later entertainment with that video wheelz shot man who knew DIY could actually loosen up! Though i feel next time we should not let her make calls when shes that drunk ah well no harm done all i could catch before she ran off today was that she had a meeting. well i would continue but my sister is already barking at me that i need to meet that yo-yo fellow. Good day to you good people of the matrix i hope to walk your fair lands again soon!

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    Hoi, Genius. Hoi, Karl. I see you found my blog...

    *sigh* So much for not being embarrassed in front of the entire matrix. Let's get this straight right now: I do not have a girlfriend. That said, Genius is partly right. I got really drunk last night, enough that I'm not 100% sure on some of the details. I'm small to begin with and I've lost mass to chrome, so of course I got wasted drinking with the boys. They're both much bigger than I am. I know I did call a hostess club, and I made an appointment. I would like to emphasize, however, that I was following up on a commcode our acquaintance with the Yakuza gave me and suggested I call without giving any details. I pretty much forgot about it until Wheelz started pushing me to try calling it. Given he fragging recorded the whole thing, I think he was in on it. And just for the record, I handled the whole thing pretty well considering I was drunk and didn't know what I was getting into ahead of time.

    Now that that's out of the way, I'm going to get back to my irregularly scheduled blogging. Last time, I left off with rumors that the 18k Triad is moving guns into Yokohama. Turns out to be true; we've been hired to intercept a four crate shipment and destroy or capture it. Bonuses for delivering the crates intact, of course. Money is decent, plus the contact is a friend of Genius's, so we opted in without really arguing over the pay. First things up were some legwork for Karl and Genius while Wheelz and I went to make sure we weren't going to piss off the local yakuza. The first meeting turned out to basically be some kind of vetting process, since it didn't get us anything except another meeting. The second one, this time with a mid-level boss by the name of Sanada, turned out to be helpful. Unfortunately, Wheelz, apparently forgetting why I was even there to begin with, immediately agreed to turn one of the crates over to the yaks in exchange for their support. On the upside, we at least got their support, and Sanada-san gave me his commcode and the commcode of doom everyone's making a fuss over. That's one step closer to setting up a new social network here, and maybe some work later. Afterwards, I had a little chat with Wheelz over chain of command and why you should let your specialists do their fragging jobs.

    The other half of the team got mixed results, it turns out. Genius dug up the 18k's local boss, Kazama Jin, behind the cordon at the docks and the rough time of delivery. Oh, and broke the soykaf machine. Joy. Karl found some magic trap thingies, something about "anchored spells" or some drek like that. I don't know mojo. Point is, he needs help to get rid of 'em. I pointed Genius at some 'runner datahavens and message boards, and she dug up some guy called Yusuke to help. Not like we had much choice, so we set up a meeting.

    It turns out Yusuke wants to be a ninja. Really, really, really wants to be a ninja. The fragger tried to sneak up on me and get me to freak out at the fragging meeting. The sneaking part worked okay, but I'm not really impressed by melodramatic entrances, so I just dubbed him Yo-yo by way of a callsign and got on with the meeting. Once you get past the seen-too-much-shonen-anime attitude, he at least seems competent, so he's provisionally in. After that, it was getting later in the day, so we called it a day in terms of work, grabbed some food, and went home.

    This is where the little incident nobody will fragging let me forget comes in. I explained that already. Karl and Wheelz get me wasted and I end up calling that other commcode I got from Sanada-san, and so on. Speaking of which, WHY THE FRAG DID HE GIVE ME A HOSTESS CLUB'S COMMCODE?

    So this morning, I woke up hung over, caffeine-deprived, and surrounded by incessantly giggling teammates. This was when I found out about the recording. Yeah. I just about strangled Wheelz on the spot. I think the main reason I didn't was Genius piping up to say she wanted to come with me. Can't say I was expecting that one. Whatever, she's a big girl, so I said yes. The club is close to where we live, which is part of why I haven't mentioned the name. We almost had a problem getting in between the fact that drunk me had used a less than plausible name, the fact it didn't match my SIN, and the fact that my SIN says I'm underage. Apparently the girl on the other end was taking the whole thing seriously (or just trolling me), though, because she was hovering close enough to intervene before we got thrown out.

    Genius and I got dragged up to her office (apparently she runs the place?) to talk, where we confirmed I at least don't totally lose it while drunk. She filled us in a little on 18k, plus a promise for more help in exchange for a cut. These are apparently some pretty mean thugs we're dealing with. Oh, and her way of getting me that information is to dress me up as one of her girls and stick me in with the 18k thugs that come here. Did I mention that? Yeah. Wiz. Genius is really keen on helping with this plan, too, for some reason, so she's going to be with me. Personally, I'd worry less if I were the only one I needed to take care of; Genius has basically zero ability to seriously protect herself if anything goes wrong. These are guys who like to deal with potential problems by torturing them to death. No way this can end badly, right? Oh, and they're coming tonight. Not nearly enough time to do the research and get good contingency plans in place. I'm really hoping Kikyo isn't planning to screw us.

    So that's the story, such as it is. Wish me luck, chummers.
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    >>>>>[2075/05/05, 13:19 JST]

    Last time I mentioned Kikyo's little plan to stick Genius and me in with her girls and get us close to the 18k guys running this thing. Simple enough plan, in theory. Well, Kikyo had very particular ideas about what we'd need to pull this off, which meant a shopping trip. I should probably have guessed what she was thinking at that point, but I was still doing a crash session of contingency planning in my head. First stop: lingerie. "A good outfit starts from the bottom," she says, then hands me this little strappy thing. Okay, I can deal with that; you let the expert do her job if you're going to bother having one. Was announcing to the entire place that I needed something sexy to help me get laid really necessary, though? I'm guessing not, since Alex didn't get the same treatment. Then again, at least she's treating me like a grown woman. She seems to be under the impression that Alex is still a little kid. Oh, did I mention she had the gall to make me pay for everything, including stuff for her?

    Anyway, that was not the only thing on Kikyo's agenda. Honestly, though, I can't complain much about the rest. Next up was a pair of kimonos. The ones she picked out are actually really pretty; mine's a red/black two-tone furisode, while Alex ended up with a blue/white version. By no stretch of the imagination will I be wearing it regularly, not least of all because they're EXPENSIVE AS FRAGGING HELL, but it looked and felt good when I wore it. And then I tripped on the hem, because I haven't worn a narrow, floor-length skirt any other time this decade. I got a reprieve on the next stop, since my hair is normal black, not bright green. It's fragging weird seeing Genius with straight black hair, though. I used the time to put Karl and Wheelz in the loop and arrange for some backup if things went sideways on us. It's sort of my job to worry about that kind of thing. Kikyo finished the trip with a visit to get a mani/pedi. Try doing that with a cyberlimb sometime; it's amusingly awkward. It's a waste on me, given I'm just going to go mess it all up in another day, but whatever. Just try to forget about that and enjoy. On a random aside, I was a little disappointed this place wasn't one of the ones that use little fish to eat off the dead skin. That sounds kinda wiz to me. Oh, and I got stuck with the bill for Kikyo again, of course.

    So while I was bravely enduring the absolutely completely terrible shopping trip... Okay, it wasn't that bad. Anyway, while we were doing that, Wheelz, Karl, and Yo-yo were busy scouting out the physical security down at the docks. From what I'm told, we're talking two gates to get through and a full-size container ship dock, which means trucks to move the guns. The boys want to hijack the ship, which sounds stupid as hell to me, but we'll talk more about that when we meet up to make the final plan. On the upside, the gates are pretty light on actual ability to stop us from driving in and out, and there's nothing physically stopping us from sneaking in at all. There's an observation tower we'll need to deal with, but that just sounds like a place for me to set up sniper overwatch if we go with that. Sounds good for us.

    After shopping, Kikyo hustled us back to her office and started prettifying us. I got her to agree to let Karl and Wheelz set up in one of the private rooms, and she threw in an offer for free services while they waited. I, ah, neglected to pass that last part on to the boys. Of course, Kikyo made sure to tell them anyway when they showed up, so hoping that maybe they'd avoid distractions turned out to be unrealistic. I noticed she made a point of showing me off to them, too. Karl avoided ogling me (and Genius) too much, so I didn't mention any little tidbits to Kikyo to give her someone else to focus on. Wheelz... not so much, but I don't have much on him, so no joy on using him to distract Kikyo. I'm sure I won't hear the end of this from him. The 18k grunts started showing up soon after, so Genius and I kept busy hacking commlinks and eavesdropping until their bosses showed up.

    Eventually, the bosses actually did turn up, a guy called Kuma and a girl called Panda. As it turned out, I got lucky (unlucky?) and was checking something with Kikyo when they came in, which made handing Kuma off to me easy. This being Kikyo, she just had to tell him that I "like it rough" in the process, but she got me in. As it turns out, Kuma is the macho, tough-guy type. He's also cybered more than me, so he proved easy enough to get liquored up and talking after a few appeals to his ego. According to him, he's got five other guys working the job tomorrow, plus a grudge against his boss. I'm trying to figure out what we can do with that. He also doesn't believe in weapons from this century, apparently. I can definitely work with that, one way or the other. He's going to have nasty hangover tomorrow, too; he ended up passing out from drinking too much.

    I didn't catch it myself, but Alex told me that she had it worse. Something about "fulfilling every fantasy." Nothing untoward came of it that I've been told about, so I'm not going to call Kikyo on it yet. Alex is a big girl, and she needs me to take her seriously, not be her mother. Issues aside, she got the job done. Besides confirming our suspicions that Panda is the mage, she talked her out of her commcode and some confirmation of what I got. The commcode is the real score; there's a bunch of things we can do with that. We might even be able to talk Panda into walking away; she's disgruntled, too. Or we could track her down and geek the mage, if we go with the Cold Bitch plan. Either way.

    Sounds like a job well done, right? Well, that was apparently too easy for Kikyo. The slitch stole my sword, supposedly over the dent I made in her liquor cabinet. After all the drek I payed for for her, she can cry me a river over a few bottles. She pulled a repeat of the mystery commcode routine, too. Slitch. Anyway, I was less than happy with her over that in the morning. Alex did that thing she does where she pops up right after I decide to go somewhere asking to tag along. Oh, and she fixed the soykaf machine. ^_^ A caffeinated DIY turned out to be a happier DIY, which probably saved Kikyo some pain. That sword is special to me, okay? It was Dad's. When we turned up, Kikyo hit us with a couple big things. One, she's a mage. Shaman, I think, but I don't really get how mojo works. Now, when I say hit us, I mean cast some kind of pain spell on me. Which didn't do drek to me. Eat that, slitch. With some credentials in place, she actually point-blank asked me to cut her into the team. Yeah, not even joking. I'll take it up with the team, but I'm tempted to say yes and let her get taken down a peg on a real run. We don't have a face, so at least we've got something to do with her. We'll see.
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    >>>>>[2075/05/05, XX:XX JST]
    Hello again people of the matrix! Or as my stalwart friend DIY calls you chummers. I must say it appears her and genius had a more exciting time at the club than i personally did, though i cannot speak for Wheelz. Though it was generally enjoyable and the girl we took with us to the back for cover was quite enjoyable to talk to, though i know it is simply the way that they get repeat business it was none the less enjoyable. I am happy to see i was granted atleast some leeway with my "ogling" as DIY so aptly put it. Though i have not but the greatest respect for her and genius i am none the less a man and will atleast have some trouble keeping my eyes off of beautiful women.

    Well off topic from that before i say something that will cause me to awaken with a blade between my ribs. I must say i am a bit worried about this job from the information we have received things seem to be going a bit too easily aside from the two people who appear to be in charge i know little of what the man could be chromed out with, much less of what it could really do. What i got when i saw what i was told later is the woman's aura i saw one who is as skilled in magic as i myself am which though not saying much is still quite worrying nonetheless as a fight between me and her would get very messy very quickly . I believe there may yet be more to this job that has yet to be seen and it worries me slightly. Though make no mistake those with me are greatly skilled and intelligent and i have all confidence in them.

    Well people of the matrix i believe i have taken enough of your time as it is. Fare thee well and i hope to travel through your lands again soon.
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    HollowSeth, could you try and use commas please? Their lack makes your posts very difficult to read.

    Otherwise I am enjoying this journal very much ^.^ In fact, it prompted me to write to the DM who ran a Shadowrun adventure for us some months ago, asking if she'd have time again. We'll see what comes of it.
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    >>>>>[2075/05/05, XX:XX PST]

    Greetings DIY. I'm a Seattle Runner and "Computer Expert" for my team. So far I've enjoyed reading your "exploits" and let me assure you that your team caused quite the stir in Seattle. I haven't been involved personally, but information is my business, and giant explosions tend to get people talking. Since I'm a believer in professional courtesy and I've kneecapped my fair share of dirty Johnsons, I had one hell of a laugh when you geeked him. That said, your team sounds more dysfunctional than mine. Karl and Genius especially seem nuts (Also, keep your guard up around the Ninja and Kikyo, Mistrust is your biggest friend) but maybe that's just because they use magic. I've met vary few sane mages. Or people. You get the point. Just don't be slack with the 18k or the larger gangs. You might think that they're all big, dumb, thug types, but if you assume that, you'll end up dead. Just consider that in you have to trust anyone ever, people who fled the country with you are probably okay. Probably. But everyone else is suspect. Take care. I'd hate to have your blog end on a sour note.

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    Believe me, NOoC, I know how dangerous the big gangs can be. I didn't bring it up earlier since it wasn't all that important to the story, but the 18k actually did a pretty slick job running their dock ops through shell companies. Same with the magic thing at the docks. This whole deal looks like the 18k is trying to start a war. I'm not inclined to take chances that put my people in the middle of a shooting war between the yaks and triads.
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    HollowSeth, could you try and use commas please? Their lack makes your posts very difficult to read.
    Yes of course. Thank you for your input and i will strive to do so in future posts so that it will be easier on the readers.

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    >>>>>[2075/05/05, 19:49 JST]

    Hello everyone, Alex here again. thought i would post though i kinda wish i hadn't opened the flood gate and showed this to the team, I liked when it was like reading DIY's diary. now that she knows we all read it i bet she is going to censor more. Also Karl remind me to show you about hot sim pleasure shows I think it will break your little mage head. however none of these things are why I wanted to post. No i wanted to talk about Kikyo and Panda.

    So lets start with panda, after all it might be therapeutic to talk about what happened. Panda... yeah .. that woman is over 9000% a top in a yuri manga. Normally that wouldn't bother me but she was creeping hard. we sit down in the room and i pour her something to drink. "well aren't you adorable, stand up so i can look at you," she said shortly after. I am pretty sure that part of my innocence died as i stood up and did a playful spin. I then tried to take the conversation off me bu showing her a short matrix game. i set her up with a hack and slash since she seemed to be into that sort of thing. the entire time we played she kept her arm around me and i tried not to notice. after the game we talked about her work, and learned basically things i already knew and that she wasn't happy. there was something else she brought up but I think I'm going to cross reference it before really saying anything.I was starting to relax and thin 'oh maybe she is not too bad' then she said, "Well that game was fun and all but i think its time you start earning your pay. I want you to dance for me." STRANGER DANGER, THIS SLICH IS GOING TO WAIT TILL I LEAVE THEN HAVE HER WAY WITH ME IN THE PARKING LOT. I quickly claimed i didn't dance, where she then asked me what i did do. I didn't know what to say so i told her the truth i told her i was good with computers and that i have a good memory. she then gave me her comcode and told me that if i thought about making more money with those skills to give her a call. I acted playful told her thanks and called her onee-chan as she left for the night. I also went home with the group toting a drunk DIY so thankfully i wasn't jumped.

    AS for Kikyo. I like her she kinda reminds me of one of those lovely matrix stars and the like. I did also give her a link to this blog so yeah. my personal vote is we keep her, mostly cause she comes off as one of those privileged girls that have a thirst for money and excitement. maybe she has an adrenaline addiction? Can't say for sure but i do think this will go well so long as she doesn't make me sit though and have my feet messed with. it hurt and drove me up the wall.

    Karl and Genius especially seem nuts
    You sir can fraking bite me, NOoC. I'm not crazy I am just very open and i have high goals and standards. Not my fault I'm more clever then a 2yen decker like yourself. :P Anywhosies that was all I wanted to bring to the table. Have a good one.
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    So lets start with panda, after all it might be therapeutic to talk about what happened. Panda... yeah .. that woman is over 9000% a top in a yuri manga. Normally that wouldn't bother me but she was creeping hard.
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    I am pretty sure that part of my innocence died as i stood up and did a playful spin.
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    the entire time we played she kept her arm around me and i tried not to notice.
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    I was starting to relax and thin 'oh maybe she is not too bad' then she said, "Well that game was fun and all but i think its time you start earning your pay. I want you to dance for me." STRANGER DANGER, THIS SLICH IS GOING TO WAIT TILL I LEAVE THEN HAVE HER WAY WITH ME IN THE PARKING LOT.
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    I also went home with the group toting a drunk DIY so thankfully i wasn't jumped.
    I know you said you were okay when I asked, but this sure doesn't sound like my idea of okay, Alex. If you've got a problem, please talk to me. I'm not your mother; I'll stay out if you really want me to, but I'm here as a friend if you want my help. Your call, Alex.

    Oh, and you're getting at least some basic self-defense training starting as soon as we're done with this job. I spent all day yesterday freaking out about this exact kind of thing because you can't fight. We need to fix that if you're going to keep doing field work.
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    >>>>>[2075/05/06, 23:36 JST]

    Hey lovers, Kikyo here!
    Last night can be summed up pretty simply: Sexy time!
    I was expecting a lot more resistance from DIY, but surprisingly, she wasn't that much of a party pooper. I think it's because adorable Alex was there.

    They agreed to my plan and the first step in implementing was getting them to look the part. I run a pretty popular establishment and I wasn't going to let their, ah.. Less than stellar appearances ruin that. First off was lingerie shopping, because everyone knows that a good outfit starts from the bottom. So we headed over to Victoria Secret and got the hottestttt set for DIY who looked like her cheeks could start a fire, and a cute school girl set for Alex. DIY was sweet enough to get me something too, a lovely little leather outfit.

    Next up was the actual outfit. While we cater to most desires, 18K big wigs tend to like the more traditional girls so we headed to a darling boutique to pick up some kimonos. DIY got a striking red and black one while Alex went with a demure blue and white.

    Lastly we stopped in at a salon to correct the mess on Alex's head and fix up their nails. Even the tiniest details matter in a cover. Alex just got cuter with the addition of a normal hair color, though it took a little to convince her that it was okay for someone else to touch her feet. DIY went pretty quietly along with everything, probably because I didn't push my luck with getting her cyber-arm buffed. Again, she was lovely enough to treat me, and I got a mani-pedi too. SUCH a sweetheart.

    After that we headed back to the club and got them all put together. I must say, I do good work. They looked delicious. Never let anyone tell you that I don't do my part of the bargain. After we finished with the external, they set to work on the internal. Apparently there were some other members of their group that they wanted there for back up and asked to use one of my private rooms to house them. I let them make their plans while I got the club ready for the night, basically making sure we had plenty of alcohol and that everyone was present and accounted for.

    The rest of their crew finally showed up; two guys. One Danny Trejo lookin guy and a hot Orc. Orcie didn't talk much but I could see the other guy sizin me up. I activated my astral perception and saw that he had magic too. I figure that's why he was looking at me like that; he must have sensed it too. I made sure he knew that I sensed him too, greeting him with "So, a fellow magic user, eh?" He looked shocked that I would so openly say that. *big shrug* My club is my personal corner of the world. I'm not going to censor myself here.

    I left them to finishing their plans to start greeting customers and keep an eye out for Kuma and Panda, the two they needed to get in good with. They finally got there about two hours after the grunts of the gang and headed straight over to me. I know what they like and personally set them up with someone when they come. DIY had been showing me something so she was already with me. After greetings were exchanged I nudged her over to Kuma with the highest recommendations. Panda got Alex and looked very happy about it. I got them all set up in their own rooms and headed back out, sticking behind the bar and keeping an eye out.

    Eventually DIY came out to tell me that Kuma had passed out. The old lecher does that frequently; can never handle his alcohol. Not long after Alex appeared, looking a little weirded out. but triumphant. They scurried off with their group discussing the night's events before coming back over to the bar to get a drink. Let me be more accurate. DIY got a drink. Several drinks. A lot of drinks. Many drinks. Girl is an alcoholic to the nth degree. So while she was drinking me out of house and home I snagged her sword from her stuff and locked it up with the rest of the alcohol. For one I didn't know how well she handled blades when drunk and secondly, well I wouldn't mind seeing her again. My part in all of this was done, and I didn't want it to be. Hanging out with them had been fun. So.. Yeah. She was too drunk to even notice and I didn't want her freaking out with no idea the next day, so I slipped my personal com code into her pocket before they all left for home.

    I got the looooong awaited call in the morning, I think I detected a hint of irritation? I confirmed that I had her precious sword and invited her over to get it. Alex was with her so that probably worked in my favor. Before handing over the sword I gave them a proposition: Let me on the team. DIY had NO written all over her face so I decided to give them a little incentive; a demonstration. A little low level spell that would cast an illusion of a little pain, but get my point across. And of course it didn't work. But apparently it was good enough to get me considered, and they left with a promise to think it over. So now I'm just waiting to see what the answer is, here's to hoping that all my booze is an incentive for a yes.

    Well that's my piece. Good night lovelies, Muah!
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    >>>>>[2075/05/05, XX:XX PST]
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    Believe me, NOoC, I know how dangerous the big gangs can be. I didn't bring it up earlier since it wasn't all that important to the story, but the 18k actually did a pretty slick job running their dock ops through shell companies. Same with the magic thing at the docks. This whole deal looks like the 18k is trying to start a war. I'm not inclined to take chances that put my people in the middle of a shooting war between the yaks and triads.
    Of course, I meant no insult to your tactical abilities. I'm just doing what I can to help you avoid being tortured by the 18K. Gangs, as it turns out, are unusually proficient with torture and let me be the first to tell you that having fake lungs is not as fun as it sounds. Take it easy.

    You sir can fraking bite me, NOoC. I'm not crazy I am just very open and i have high goals and standards. Not my fault I'm more clever then a 2yen decker like yourself. :P Anywhosies that was all I wanted to bring to the table. Have a good one.
    Charming. I'm sure that you are competent, and that as DIY continues to post her story, I will begin to see evidence of your sanity. And on a personal note, I am at least a 3-Yen Decker Madam.

    Eventually DIY came out to tell me that Kuma had passed out. The old lecher does that frequently; can never handle his alcohol. Not long after Alex appeared, looking a little weirded out. but triumphant. They scurried off with their group discussing the night's events before coming back over to the bar to get a drink. Let me be more accurate. DIY got a drink. Several drinks. A lot of drinks. Many drinks. Girl is an alcoholic to the nth degree. So while she was drinking me out of house and home I snagged her sword from her stuff and locked it up with the rest of the alcohol. For one I didn't know how well she handled blades when drunk and secondly, well I wouldn't mind seeing her again. My part in all of this was done, and I didn't want it to be. Hanging out with them had been fun. So.. Yeah. She was too drunk to even notice and I didn't want her freaking out with no idea the next day, so I slipped my personal com code into her pocket before they all left for home.
    Interesting. I'll try to experiment with this the next time that dwarf annoys me, since he's more chrome than anything else.

    Sincerely,

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    >>>>>[2075/05/08, 01:57 JST]

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    Well, chummers, this one went smooth for a change. With the intel Genius and I picked up last time, we had a pretty good idea what was going on with this op, so it was planning time. We settled on a simple one: take out Kuma and Panda, then spoof their matrix signatures so it'd look like they were running. With that distraction in place, we'd go in and do a smash'n'grab on the container trucks once they got loaded up. Simple, fast, relatively safe and easy. Oh, and the team voted Kikyo in, provisionally.

    Stage 1: Panda and Kuma. This one started as Genius' department, since she had their matrix info. I took the time to pick up an order I placed last time, then got the hit team together. Genius, meanwhile, did her matrix goddess thing and tracked down Panda and Kuma. One better, actually: she completely subverted their hardware, including Kuma's chrome. Fragging idiot left it online. With that done, both of them got a message from the other telling 'em to show up for a private, important meeting in the warehouse district. I say again, fragging idiots. Of course both of them eventually showed, and we tazed 'em and cuffed 'em as soon as they did. After grabbing their gear, that left us with two warm bodies to deal with. Given the fact that their bosses didn't like or trust them and their terminal case of stupid, it was decided... Frag, no, that's not right. I made the call. One sec, I need a drink. ... Right. I decided to geek 'em and be done with it. My call, my job. So I did it. Twist, pop, broken neck. Clean, fast, painless. Efficient. Cold. Frag me. That left us with two bodies to get rid of, one with valuable cyber. Karl insisted on burning Panda, so I let him. We ended up tracking down a doc to get rid of Kuma, so Cold Bitch even managed to turn murder into a profit.

    After that, we moved on to part two. Genius set up the location spoof diversion, and then we moved on to the actual job. At this point, I handed out the presents I'd picked up earlier: a set of matching (ballistic) masks for everybody. I have no idea what the design on 'em is called, so we just decided to call it angry tiki. Back on the job, the front gate was clear, so we moved on to the tower. Karl just fragging made the two guys inside walk out with that fragging mind control thing he does, so I just cuffed 'em and cleared the tower. Karl and Yo-yo took down the anchored spell trap from there, while Genius and Kikyo set up in the tower. The rest of us left them holed up in there and moved to the inner gate. Yo-yo botched taking out the guard, but Karl dropped him with lightning before he warned anybody. Karl and I broke off to set up on overwatch from the cranes while Wheelz and Yo-yo moved in. Once everyone was in place, we just had to wait until they were done loading. After that, Karl, Kikyo, and I each picked a target and dropped 'em, while Wheelz and Yo-yo went after the other two. Yo-yo went 0-2 on actually finishing off his targets, so Wheelz had to taze him, too. That left two live 18k thugs and four dead on site. The two survivors got thrown in the trucks as a bonus. After Genius checked for trackers, we got underway. The handoff was easy enough: show up, leave trucks, get paid. By request, I even managed to get a few Ares Alphas from the shipment as a bonus. Pretty good payday, all things considered.

    After that, we headed home. Alex and I had a talk, most of which is private, but it looks like we can clean Kuma's deck and keep it. Genius apparently has better hardware already, but it beats mine. Karl showed up a little bit ago to invite us to celebrate, which we're doing now. Well, most of us are. Alex is sitting in the corner being antisocial. Wheelz just fragging had to bring Kikyo, too. She won't leave me alone, but she won't fragging tell me what she wants, either. Slitch. Why's she gotta hang all over me, anyway? Hang on, I'm gonna go... <session terminated: DNI not responding - user incapacitated?>
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