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    According to the Shadowrun book April 30, 2021 was (is ?) Goblinization Day - the day 10% of the world undergo Goblinization and became new species whether orcs, dwarves, trolls or (for the lucky few) elves
    I'm deeply disappointed to discover no changes as I fail to become the Elf I was sure I was meant to be. Even more to discover I haven't become a Wyrm Shaman
    Hopefully other Playgrounders will have had better luck
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    That's today? WOOOO! Sixth world, magic, elf chicks... can't wait!

    ...silently waiting to become an orc or dorf...
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    I've got a big red welt on my arm from an allergy shot. Does that count?

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    I am considering calling in tomorrow "Ork". I think it would be very hard to argue with me, as I'm already close to 2m and 160kg.
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    I, for one, welcome our new goblin overlords.

    Quote Originally Posted by comicshorse View Post
    According to the Shadowrun book April 30, 2021 was (is ?) Goblinization Day - the day 10% of the world undergo Goblinization and became new species whether orcs, dwarves, trolls or (for the lucky few) elves
    I'm deeply disappointed to discover no changes as I fail to become the Elf I was sure I was meant to be.
    There's the rub with the thing. Even if such a thing were to come to pass, chances are all the people that thought being an elf would be the upgrade would end up as orcs or dwarves.
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    No one became an elf on Goblinization Day. Elves and dwarves were simply born so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hall View Post
    No one became an elf on Goblinization Day. Elves and dwarves were simply born so.
    If I remember correctly (which may not be the case), Goblinization meant orcs and trolls. Elves and dwarves came later.

    Or was it different? Maybe edition-dependant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacco36 View Post
    If I remember correctly (which may not be the case), Goblinization meant orcs and trolls. Elves and dwarves came later.

    Or was it different? Maybe edition-dependant?
    Starting in 2011, human mothers began giving birth to Elves and Dwarves. 2021 saw the emergence of orcs and trolls.
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    But I can still be a Shaman, right ?
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    But I can still be a Shaman, right ?
    Yes. But only if you pick Manatee as your totem.
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    But I can still be a Shaman, right ?
    Decker is becoming reality kinds quickly.

    Sadly, I am also probably too old to try to get into MIT&M, you know, for a PhD in the second M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comicshorse View Post
    According to the Shadowrun book April 30, 2021 was (is ?) Goblinization Day - the day 10% of the world undergo Goblinization and became new species whether orcs, dwarves, trolls or (for the lucky few) elves
    I'm deeply disappointed to discover no changes as I fail to become the Elf I was sure I was meant to be. Even more to discover I haven't become a Wyrm Shaman
    Hopefully other Playgrounders will have had better luck
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    Yes. But only if you pick Manatee as your totem.
    I prefer Sloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnWildefyr View Post
    Decker is becoming reality kinds quickly.

    Sadly, I am also probably too old to try to get into MIT&M, you know, for a PhD in the second M.
    Also cybereyes should be right behind next corner. And first cyberarms/legs are already here, it's just a matter of weaponizing the stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacco36 View Post
    Also cybereyes should be right behind next corner. And first cyberarms/legs are already here, it's just a matter of weaponizing the stuff.
    Considering Glaucoma runs in my family I'm very happy to hear that
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacco36 View Post
    I prefer Sloth.

    The animal, not the sin.



    Also cybereyes should be right behind next corner. And first cyberarms/legs are already here, it's just a matter of weaponizing the stuff.
    We already have cybereyes (or at least cyber vision systems), but they're far far worse than regular eyes and very very basic in terms of the vision they provide. It's only an upgrade for people who are completely blind without them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zlefin View Post
    We already have cybereyes (or at least cyber vision systems), but they're far far worse than regular eyes and very very basic in terms of the vision they provide. It's only an upgrade for people who are completely blind without them.
    Purely on a tangent, it will be interesting to see, once we can manufacture artificial eyes better than the real thing, how much of the improved capabilitiy we will be capable of utilizing.
    I assume there will be a bottleneck of some sort, in our brains or optical nerves.
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    Our eyes already take in more data than our Brains process. There's several layers of neurons that integrate the data fo a series of sensory cells into one signal. In interesting ways, too (for example, there's an entire set of neurons that does nothing except look at the data of a certain portion of the visual field and decide if certain things occur there, like "edges" or "things that have unusual color" or "movement". That happens before the data even gets to the actual brain.)
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    Why would anyone want to be a filthy knife eared Keebler when you could be a beautiful tusky and lusty troll instead?


    Also I am surprised that riggers aren't a thing yet. Drones can cover lots of ground and would make security work a lot easier.
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    They are in a limited fashion. Surveillance drones are a thing you can buy. Delivery drones exist, in some cities you can order pizza by drone. Drone Warfare, of course.

    And perhaps my favourite development, some airports now have trained eagles who bring down camera drones to keep the airspace free.
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    Then we have less than 8 years left before the Internet is destroyed by the Crash Virus (8th February 2029 - "Crash of 2029"), which will lead to the first cyberdecks being developed and also to the existence of Black IC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vizzerdrix View Post
    Why would anyone want to be a filthy knife eared Keebler when you could be a beautiful tusky and lusty troll instead?


    Also I am surprised that riggers aren't a thing yet. Drones can cover lots of ground and would make security work a lot easier.
    On Saturday I saw a remote control boat hoist. Pretty neat, big open frame on wheels with winches and straps on top, a 50' fishing boat hanging in it. It was just rolling down the street, one person walking in front, another behind with the remote controls. Just life in a fishing town, people out with the rc boat hoist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xlsfd View Post
    Then we have less than 8 years left before the Internet is destroyed by the Crash Virus (8th February 2029 - "Crash of 2029"), which will lead to the first cyberdecks being developed and also to the existence of Black IC.
    Oh my.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telok View Post
    On Saturday I saw a remote control boat hoist. Pretty neat, big open frame on wheels with winches and straps on top, a 50' fishing boat hanging in it. It was just rolling down the street, one person walking in front, another behind with the remote controls. Just life in a fishing town, people out with the rc boat hoist.
    So because I am sleep deprived, I though that started with "I saw a remote control boat heist". Because that would be the most Shadowrun thing ever.
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    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    So because I am sleep deprived, I though that started with "I saw a remote control boat heist". Because that would be the most Shadowrun thing ever.
    So are they stealing remote control boats or stealing stuff WITH remote control boats
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    So are they stealing remote control boats or stealing stuff WITH remote control boats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comicshorse View Post
    So are they stealing remote control boats or stealing stuff WITH remote control boats
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    Get your drone (which has to be on the water because their AA systems will tag a flying drone) close enough to the boat for your decker to use the drone as a repeater so they can hack the boat. Once they've hacked the boat, the rigger jumps in to the boat, and the drone stays with it to enable the remote control from that range. Get fancy and you have two drones, so the decker can engage any riggers who try to control the boat themselves, plus do things like keep the doors locked and comms locked down.
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