ALRIGHT! I sent the PDF to everyone, and I think we can go through characters now !
Most of you seems familiar with the world already, but just to remind everyone: It is a world full of corporation, intrigue and people getting in over their head, it is also bursting with life, magic and spirits. But for most people, it is not extraordinary anymore: you can be born, grow up, study, work, have a family and be buried by the same corporation.
I won’t lie to you, it is a good life. Not a lot to worry about, everyone and everything has a place. It is safe.
But for some reason, you don’t want safe. You don’t want to have a good life, not if it feels like a lie.
Or maybe it’s not even a choice, you just can not be part of this, or not anymore. You saw something you should not have, you were at the wrong place at the wrong time and just like that you had to get a feel for a new world, one where you don’t feel at ease, where you can not find a place.
Or maybe you just want chaos, a sense of freedom that the corp can’t give you. You will not be owned.
Or even something completly different. Either way, yiu live in the shadow now, doing dirty fork for faceless people, scraping by and sleeping with one eye open. But you love this. Or maybe you don’t. It’s not like you have time to figure out drek like this.
For characters you can either pick one of the many pre-gen character from the rulebook, or we can build one from scratch. It’s pretty straightforward, so it should not be to hard to do.
But before we go down the gritty nitty, maybe everyone can say what kind of runner they want to play. Everything is possoble, but I’ll give you a few archetypes, but feel free to mix and match.
The Street Samurai is kind of the more combat oriented runner, with lots of weapon and body augmentation. Fast and deadly.
The mage is attuned to mana and learns to turn it into outward manifestation in the form of spells, which can be as direct as a fireball to as subtle as an illusion.
The chaman believes in a more natural kind of magic, and kind of feels it, he’ll often uses spirit, kind of magic made “corporeal”, with respect and deference, where more “scientific” mages we’ll be more detached.
The adept also has a feel for magic, but it turns into inward manifestation that can boost their senses.,and on the result of that can be deadly fighter, or impressive acrobat, or incredible detective.
The hacker can hack, obviously, but in this world where everything is hooked up, it is not a skilled to be mocked. They are an essential part of any runner team worth mentionning. They can steal files, brick weapons, desarm alarms, and still have time for a cup of soycaf.
The rigger is your getaway driver, but he’s not only behind the wheel, he’s also your eye in the sky, a fly spying on a conversation, and a drone helping you gun down those guards. Sometime all at once, jumping from one to the other.
Those are the big one I can think of, but I only have one brain, I’m sure you’ll find something that will suit you just fine.
And, before I pass the mike and everyone can start sharing what they want to play as, I just want to make a few dislaimer:
It is a game that often has political tones, and especially some with marginalized population, racism and disafranchised people. I cannot hope to do those subject judtice, and I hope everyone will feel free to jump in and say if they are unconfortable with anything being say.
Once again, it is a game with few rules, focused on narrative play, and I love this about it. So please, feel free to overstep any bound that you would have as a player, and let’s tell and awesome story together.
Finally, we’re probably not all with the same schedule, so we’ll keep this game going as fast as we can, but let’s be honest, it will probably be slower than we would wish it to be. I say we work with it, try or best to be sure everyone has time to react to something, but not lettong us be bogged down to much. We’ll figure out our rythm while playing !
Your turn now, what does this team of runner looks like ?