Triggerhappy938 wrote:No lie, I couldn't think of anything for the White Elephant prompt aside from how it sounds like the words of the internal monologue of many Mr. Johnsons in Shadowrun.
Thinking about it, for a game in which the deceitful Mr. Johnson is such a common feature, I've never played in a game in which we actually investigated
our employer. Seems odd, given that there are actual mind reading, or at least lie detecting, options available to the players which are at least subtle, if not undetectable.
Of course, extending that thought, maybe that's why Mr. Johnson exists; Someone to act as an intermediary to give the job out who doesn't know what's not being told, so cannot have their story broken by player investigation.
Which leads to the exciting option of a Johnson contacting the group at the worst permissible time to let them know that there's something none of them were told, the job isn't what it looks like, and how would they feel about an impromptu run to capture and kick the mortal crap out of the person who lied to them all?
Triggerhappy938 wrote:On an unrelated note, when are you two gents going to join us for Fear the Con?
Well, Ben has a great suspicion of the outside world, so it's not likely that he'll ever make an appearance.
I'd like to come to Fear the Con, and I've looked into it in the past, but it's always been too far from Gen Con to combine into one trip without getting a full US Visitor's Visa, and two trips from NZ to the USA in a year would be too expensive. And might be too close together for the Visa Waiver Programme, now that I think of it.
Now that I'm based in Europe, that cost drops significantly
, so ... I'll look into it.
See how the visa/passport/employment situation pans out.::edit::
No minimum time period between visits, so long as you can convince them that you're planning to leave again, and not planning to work. That's encouraging.