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Unread 11th of November, 2005, 11:16
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Complete, sans background. Will convert to ORPG compatible format and write background tonight.

As it stands:

Name: Vincent Redman
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Short Bio: Went to MIT&T until he was trapped in the Matrix during the crash and came out a technomancer. Dropped out due to his parents losing all their assests in the crash and being unable to pay for school any longer.
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Unread 12th of November, 2005, 20:37
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Originally Posted by stealthbanana Complete, sans background. Will convert to ORPG compatible format and write background tonight.

As it stands:

Name: Vincent Redman
Archtype: Technomancer
Short Bio: Went to MIT&T until he was trapped in the Matrix during the crash and came out a technomancer. Dropped out due to his parents losing all their assests in the crash and being unable to pay for school any longer.
Fine and cool, at least get a basic idea for a second character. I can almost guarantee we'll wind up with an overlap, which I'd like to avoid, and will be forming the party out of submitted characters.
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Unread 12th of November, 2005, 21:19
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Awww do I hafta? I already fleshed him all out and really don't wanna make another one...
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Did you get the characters I PMed to you?
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Unread 13th of November, 2005, 09:02
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Yes stealth, even if it's just a general concept with some preliminary numbers. I want you to have a second concept you'd be interested in playing. And yeah sparda, I got 'em.
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Where would I be able to download a copy of SR4?
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Unread 15th of November, 2005, 12:24
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Unread 15th of November, 2005, 12:56
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For a legal download of the SR4 rules, visit the following site: http://www.shadowrunrpg.com/wordpress/?p=73

And best of luck to the runners and GM(s)! Here's the hoping that the game and characters don't get fragged!
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Unread 15th of November, 2005, 13:02
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Upon further consideration, I'm afraid that I must withdraw from the proceedings. Sorry, gents.
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Unread 19th of November, 2005, 03:58
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Still at three total. Anyone else out there want to play, or even better GM as well? Would be no problem to have each GM play in the other game, but still short on players for that. Hell, not going to get off the ground with only three people interested in playing as right now.
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Unread 19th of November, 2005, 04:15
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Every SR game I've played in on this site has died, so the uncharitable might call me a jinx.

I've only got 3.5, but I'll take a look at this download TFF mentioned and see if I can get the relevant info. Consider me as a possibility if you will, and I'll get back to you when I've had a shufty at this site.
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Unread 19th of November, 2005, 05:18
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Hey, Alcotroll, don't worry mate. Every game I've been in has died.

Even when I get my GMing skills together, it seems my players run off.

Forever must I bear this [GM] mark of shame... *sob*
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Unread 27th of November, 2005, 15:44
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I bought the book today, and haven't looked it over, but I played some 1st edition with my dad awhile back.

If I can have until, say... Wednesday, I should have two ideas together.
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I don't have any time to make another concept.

So it's either my Technomancer or I don't play.
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Unread 29th of November, 2005, 08:28
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First Character Concept:
Name: Tyko Ettubir
Archtype: Face
Quick Background: Son of a prominent UCAS politician, Tyko grew up popular, well liked straight on through college and law school. However, after flunking out of law school, Tyko had an argument with his father, and hasnt seen him since.

If I have to make another, I will.

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Haven't gotten characters with stats attached and full backgrounds from anyone yet. No expressed interest in a side-by-side GM, so I'm going to be limiting to four people. That means shortly after character #4 shows up in my mail/PMs, I'll be done taking players and pick who plays (if more show up over the day or two following the fourth).
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Game cancelled due to lack of interest.
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Unread 16th of December, 2005, 09:17
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Damn... I was looking forward to it.
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Damn it...
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Unread 21st of December, 2005, 07:15
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Unread 22nd of December, 2005, 18:29
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Okay, lemme rephrase that a bit. There was enough casual interest. But the players I was looking for were ones willing to submit 2 full characters ahead of time. This was for a few reasons:

1) Better grasp of the basic mechanics. I made a few characters, and by the time I did the third, I had a much more solid understanding of some of the little parts of chargen, and had read through more of the book in order to design said characters. If I were to redesign the first, it would come out differently, and likely for the better.

2) Options for me as a GM. If I ask 5 people to design 1 character and submit it, odds are fairly good that I'll be GMing a game with 2 Street Samurai, a Phys Ad, and 2 Mages/Shamans. Which is an entirely unrealistic magic ratio. As is I feel I left the door too far open just requiring two characters, not requiring that at least one was magical, or other limitations.

3) Most players for Shadowrun games I've ran IRL and online skimp on their background, and then attempt to fudge things up after they have a grasp of what my game will be like. If I see two basic backgrounds (I only wanted 1-2 paragraphs of bg initially for each character, nothing too hard), it can really help me pick a group of runners that have something in common I can use to motivate them besides nuyen. Again with 1 character, chances are I'll have to do a LOT more work to provide any joining factor besides "the GM says we're doing runs together".


Finally, I was disappointed that NOBODY else wanted to co-run a universe. I've done that system many times in the past, in a variety of ways, and as long as the GMs don't fight over things, the game is much more interesting. Each GM takes on a bit more personality with "his" NPCs. Also, multiple GMs would allow more players to have magical characters without upsetting balances too much, or would allow for two teams with significantly different strengths and weaknesses. Not to mention more interested players could join in, and less problems would arise from lazy or disappearing players.

I am 100% willing to run this game at a later date, but as far as I'm concerned at the moment, there are not enough players willing to put in reasonable effort. Or rather, they aren't willing to put enough effort in for me to feel like I'm not wasting my time designing and running a SR4 universe for them.
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Unread 23rd of December, 2005, 02:17
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I just lack the time to make two full characters. I know the system just fine, I'm preparing to run it IRL with some friends and have made countless NPCs for the game, plus helped chargen five people.

The solution to the magic thing is to only allow one person to be a magic user. First person to claim it gets it. There are a million ways to ensure party balance that don't include excessive character design.
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