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Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) OOC

Postby Magmoo » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:59 am

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Carlos Garcia: Johann
Elven Biomagical Postgrad

TROUBLE: "This place can't afford my genius."

ASPECTS: Really, it's basic science
I can see the patterns

SKILLS:
Occult Lore - 5
Academics - 5
Notice - 3
Knowledge - 3
Contacts - 3
Investigate - 2
Shoot - 2
Resources - 2
Will - 2
Drive - 1
Fight - 1
Rapport - 1
Deceive - 1

STUNTS:
Magic (Summoning)
Magic (Spellcasting)
Magic (Astral Projecting)
Magic (Assense Astral)
Magic (Specialty -- biomanipulation)
Magic (Specialty -- ultra small scale targets)

GEAR:
Ares Predator ("Lots of muggers out there")
Kevlar-threaded street clothes (Minimal, but existant, armor)
Spellcasting fetishes (primarily research based and stored at the university)
Access to a biomagical research lab with, at most, minimal supervision

CONTACTS:
Richard Running Deer (Faculty advisor, dog shaman, Sioux)
Katherine Englewood (Faculty advisor, Biotech, Renraku corporate sponsorships)
Klaus Mueller (Decker, shadows, dropout from the university)

BIO:
His parents are from the Tir. Minor level researchers, they took a position with a Fuchi subsidiary and moved to Dallas. They were too low in the Fuchi ranks to warrant corporate scholarships for Carlos, but paid for private education for him. As it became clear how talented he was, Fuchi has tried to pull him back into the fold, but Carlos has no desire to be a Fuchi wageslave. Gaining a scholarship to Denver, he left home and has had minimal contact with his parents since.

He has an innate aptitude for using magic to target basic biological functions, and doing so at extremely small scales. As a result, he has focused his attention on magical genetic manipulation. He hopes to engineer a retrovirus to activate the magical genomes in an otherwise mundane individual, essentially providing the ability to turn anyone into a mage.

Kurt Donovan: Flession

REFRESH:3

HIGH CONCEPT: Elvish Mystical Adept Asst. Administrator

TROUBLE: Always Something To Prove

ASPECTS: I Put On My Robe And Wizard Hat
"Words Pierce Deeper Than a Sword"

SKILLS:
Academics +1
Burglary +1
Contacts +1
Deceive +3
Empathy +3
Fight +1
Investigate +2
Notice +1
Occult Lore +3
Rapport +4
Resources +1
Stealth +2
Will +2

(All four free build points used for skills)

STUNTS:
Magic: Mystical Adept (2) (Adept, Manipulation Magic)
Kinesics
Add +1 to resist Empathy and tests to read your emotions.
Adept Accident
This power allows an adept to disrupt the mana flows within a target they have touched. Activating this power is a Simple Action and can be activated any time within (Occult Lore) minutes from the time the target is touched. The adept rolls Occult Lore. If the adept wins, the target suffers a fail as determined by the gamemaster. If the adept succeeds with style, it is considered a critical glitch with potentially catastrophic results.
Commanding Voice
Adepts with this power have a knack for convincing people to believe them or do things for them in certain situations. Roll Rapport. If the adept succeeds, then the target(s) will agree to or follow the adept’s next suggestion or command, within reason and depending on the situation. A subject won’t normally harm himself for example, but he may be persuaded that the pretty-boy elf over there was making moves on his girl/guy and that punching said elf is a good idea. Or an adept may convince a corporate secretary to give up some dirt on her boss.

(-1 Refresh for +2 build points that went into 1 stunt and 1 skill point)

GEAR:
Mortimer of London, Berwick Suit
Morrisey Elan Hold-Out Pistol
White Noise Generator

CONTACTS:
Eoerin, Elvish Talismonger friend in Denver

QUICK BIO:
- Born in LA, moved to Denver when he was 28.
- Parents are well to do people in Horizon. Trained him early on to use his magic and adept skills.
- Worked for Horizon himself until he left, choosing to pursue other interests in Denver.
- Loss fortune on poor investments and parents refused to support him financially unless he returned to Horizon.
- Eventually settled in on assistant administrator role at college for assistant role for department head, despite limited knowledge on biological matters.

Name: Darius Templar: Fallout_Monkey

High Concept
Ork Adept Athletic Rising Star

Trouble
"I'm more than just a jock!"

Other Aspects
Reads Everything
Old Fashioned Kind of Guy

Refresh 4

Skills
Academics +2
Athletics +3
Burglary +1
Deceive +1
Drive +2
Empathy +1
Fight +3
Notice +2
Occult Lore +4
Physique +5
Shoot +2
Stealth +1
Will +3

Stunts (Used SR5 Adept powers as basis)
Adept 1 (I assume costs one stunt to become an adept?)
Adept: Eidetic Sense Memory
Adept: Physique Boost (Attribute Boost)
Adept: Mystic Armor
Adept: Improved Reflexes
Adept: Skate
Adept: Wall Running

Stunt Descriptions:
Eidetic Sense Memory
An adept with Eidetic Sense Memory is capable of memorizing all sensory input, including tastes, smells and textures in addition to the more traditional visual ability. The adept is capable of perfectly recalling any sensory stimulus, or combination thereof. The memories can be recalled at will. The adept also has the ability to photo-read, making it a great trick for those Awakened who like book clubs.

Physique Boost
Spend 1 fate point to gain a temporary +2 to Physique

Mystic Armor
This power protects you from physical attacks and also protects against damage you take in astral combat. This power reduces physical stress you suffer by 1 shift (cumulative with other armor, but not adding to encumbrance)

Improved Reflexes
This power increases the speed at which you react. +1 to defend with fight from melee attacks and athletics from ranged attacks when you are able to react to the attacks.

Skate
This power is a minor form of levitation that gives an adept the ability to run across a surface that she normally wouldn’t be able to, such as thin ice, a fragile structure, or water

Wall Running
You can run up sheer walls or other vertical surfaces a limited distance.

On Caper Gear:
Combat Axe - spring loaded thrusting point in handle, Baseball Bat, Shock gloves, Heavy Crossbow, Armour Clothing, Biker Helmet, Disposable Commlink, Subvocal Mic

At School Gear:
Lettered Jacket
Renraku Sensei Commlink
usually has 3 or 4 books on him

4 free build points
1 to Physique
3 for stunts

Background Bullet points:
-Came from a poor background, using a football scholarship to get a better education
-Is a Brown Belt in Karate
-Is a member of the campus D&D club
-Sophomore majoring in biology
-Aspirations to be a surgeon
-Friends with Kaitlynn

NAME: Kaitlynn Mastersson: DistinctlyBenign

REFRESH: 3

HIGH CONCEPT: Troll Robotics Engineering Undergrad

TROUBLE: "Trolls aren't smart enough for Academics."

ASPECTS:"I'm better at talking to machines than to people"
"Grew up a SINless Orphan"

SKILLS:
Robotics - 5
Notice - 4
Physique - 3
Academics - 3
Will - 3
Computers - 3
Investigate - 2
Drive - 2
Knowledge - 2
Shoot - 2
Contacts - 2
Fight - 1
Resources - 1

(All four free build points used for skills)

STUNTS:
Rigger - 2
Rigger: Flying
Rigger: Stealth
Rigger: Drive
Rigger: Shoot

(-1 Refresh for +2 build points that went into stunts)

GEAR:
Stun Gun(If she can build a micro drone out of parts from a scrap heap I'm assuming she can rig a capacitor to discharge and make herself a stun gun for self defense), Robotics Toolkit, Lab Coat, Commlink, Control Rig Implant - Rating 2, 2 - Fly Spys(Oculus and Auris), Lockheed Optic-X2(Guiding Angel), 2 - MCT-Nissan Roto-Drone (Officially SDU-CD-0014 and SDU-CD-0017. Nicknames 'Spray' and 'Pray'), Caravaner van(Blue as a sarcastic nickname - it was blue and red with the school logo at one point but it keeps getting repaired with parts from different colored vans (Yes, I stole this from the Dresden Files, but I like it))

CONTACTS:
Kathrynn Mastersson: Sister. Lone Star Enforcer.
Gerry 'Hardwire' Blackstone:Mentor and former boss. Dwarven drone shop owner.
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Re: Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) OOC

Postby Magmoo » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:38 pm

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Re: Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) OOC

Postby Fallout_Monkey » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:13 pm

Hooray. I'm excited to start
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Re: Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) OOC

Postby Magmoo » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:35 pm

So to get the creative juices flowing here's what i want from everyone's first IC post. You'll each be gathering for a meeting in the office of a senior faculty member of the Biomagical Research Department. Feel free to start your personal timeline anywhere before, but the goal is to end your post arriving at the office of Dr. Izek Gaspar for a meeting at 2pm. Feel free to be early, late or on time. Dr. Gaspar is someone you hope to work with/for, are working with/for, or are at least willing to work with/for.

Your post is a chance to establish your character, establish some of their everyday routine, relationships, and attitudes as well as maybe define a few minor details about the college. The "original' locations I listed are real and can be looked up and viewed in google street view but naturally things have changed in the world of Shadowrun. Feel free to hit me up with any of your clarifying questions.
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Re: Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) OOC

Postby Fallout_Monkey » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:51 pm

what have we been told, if anything, the meeting is for?
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Re: Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) OOC

Postby Magmoo » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:46 pm

All you know is that he's requested your arrival at 2pm and other people such as the other PCs are going to be there.
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Re: Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) OOC

Postby Flession » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:53 pm

To many successful runs to come, Chummers. :beer:
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Re: Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) OOC

Postby DistinctlyBenign » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:25 pm

Sweet, we're starting.

I should have my first post typed up by tomorrow night.

Also, minor thing, my two combat drone's 'real' names should now start with SDU instead of MSU cuz its just the name of the school.
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Re: Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) OOC

Postby Magmoo » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:35 am

Just so everyone knows, I'm not instituting the "deadline schedule" for the first week or two. This because I've dragged my feet so long in getting things set up. It may take a while for everyone to both see that it's started and to get their creative mind up and running. So don't feel pressured. Take your time and have fun with it.
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Re: Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) OOC

Postby Johann » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:38 am

Note: I took advantage of my yellow name to edit your post and change "Carol Garcia" to "Carlos Garcia". I don't know if I typo'd it originally or if it was mucked up in the copy.


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