Brom must be in his 'Night City Lab' concocting a serious 'Can of Whoop A$$' to throw at our characters right out of the Gate
Posted on 2016-03-28 at 23:56:46.
Bromern Sal A Shadow RDI Staff Karma: 154/11 4181 Posts
Can of Whoop @$$ concocted.
Part of 'Punk is not necessarily knowing all of the dirty little secrets of your playmates. As such, I will not be posting a character dossier. You goombas will have to share what you'd like, and keep hidden what you don't want others to know. I'll perform Awareness/Notice checks for your first meet n' greet and share with you via PM what your characters know about each other off of a first "book cover" inspection (the obvious exception being Vegas and Casino).
Now, a brief word from our sponsors...
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For Edgerunner NuCybe, think IronMan and his suit that builds out from a central core item (like the glove in the Civil War trailer that Bucky fires a gun into). Cee-Metal NuCybe is full on take your brain and nervous system and transfer it into a cyberbody or bodyshell, but there's usually a lot of psychology used in prepping the recipient to reduce cyberpsychosis, and the bodyshell is designed to look as much like the original meatsuit as possible to help. Each Alt-Cult has their own brand of NuCybe, and they are very jealous of it. For the sake of this game, I've outfitted all of the characters with at least some NuCybe. This indicates that you have earned some level of Giri (favor) with that Alt-Cult.
Think of Giri as "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours." You did something for them, earning their trust (somewhat), and in return they allowed you to get Cybered-Up with their tech, using up what favors you earned. They register you in their databanks, and keep tabs on your possession of their Cyberware. You sell it off, lose it, or otherwise compromise their tech, and you've become a target for Redemption.
This brings up another point. New-Corps want the NuCybe. They want to take the monopoly away from the Alt-Cults, but want to do so without tipping the scales of balance and causing outright riots.
Look for the Game Post, my pretties. 'Cuase it's about to get real.
Posted on 2016-03-29 at 09:47:18.
Eol Fefalas Keeper of the Kazari RDI Staff Karma: 461/28 8451 Posts
Message from a lurker...
As fun as this Q&A has been already, I'm totally geeked for the game thread to fire up! I love this drek!
I am Pondering and Debating within myself about the Type and Content of Questions that Vegas would ask openly.
Obviously, there are probably a couple of scenarios that Vegas would discuss privately with Casino, mainly because they have partnered together in the past and have quite a history together on the Streets.
I am probably going to go watch the Batman vs Superman movie after a while later tonight, so I am not expecting to do any posting until sometime Wednesday.
Vegas will definitely ask a Question or Two, depending upon if anyone else Posts any Questions in Game before I do.