Thursday, April 2, 2015

Shadowrun Report – Monkey Business – Session 01

[This session happened on March 16, 2015.  Once again switching back to being GM.]

Player Characters

The Fin – female human con artist and gambler from India, by way of Russia, posh and elegant
Sin – male human rigger, knows exactly the wrong thing to say and says it
Void – female human physical adept B&E specialist, a shadow that blends in easily
Murdoc – male elf kilt-wearing street mage, at home with the hobos
Killroy – male human street samurai, specializes in hand-to-hand combat (and apparently machineguns)

NPC’d Characters

Prometheus – male human street samurai, handy with any firearm
Bookie – male elf alcoholic hacker, favors whiskey with a whiskey chaser

Monday, December 9, 2075, 1:00PM

The Fin received an early afternoon call from Svetlana Sabelanskya, her wetwork contact.  Svetlana had a peculiar job where the Johnson has specifically requested The Fin.  Svetlana was not entirely surprised the job was offered as she had heard rumors of someone with money asking around about The Fin and The Fin’s group.  Svetlana asked if The Fin would please meet her at The Frelika Tearoom at 2:00pm?  The Fin agreed.

The Fin and Svetlana met at the Frelika Tearoom.  After some small talk while their orders were taken and the tea delivered, Svetlana came to the point.  A Mr. Johnson had a job and had asked specifically for The Fin and her associates.  The job was to vandalize as many locations of the Monkey Burgers! fast food restaurants  between now and Noon on December 11th.  There were both a maximum and a minimum amount of damage that must be done, based on the size of the establishment.  The three flagship locations must sustain between 4250¥ and 8500¥ in damage.  The dual drive-through locations must sustain between 2800¥ and 5600¥ in damage.  The small shops built inside other business musts sustain between 550¥ and 1125¥ in damage.  Payment was based on a per location hit basis:

  • Flagships pay out 3000 per location hit,
  • Dual drive-through locations pay 2000, and
  • Interior shops pay 500 per location.

The following conditions apply:

  • No subcontracting
  • Must present video showing the destruction happening for each location or no pay
  • Must not be positively identified or arrested or no pay
  • Must not go over the limit set for damages or no pay

Svetlana was very perplexed about the job and why it came through her, but there it was [and she wasn't going to turn down the handler's fee].  Would The Fin be accepting the job?  After some thought, The Fin accepted the job.

The Fin contacted the rest of the Pleiades Group and arranged an immediate meeting as the clock was ticking on the job.  Prometheus was busy, but promised to call once he was available.  Killroy never answered and The Fin left a voicemail.  Bookie was very drunk, so Sin had to go get him.  Void and Murdoc were available [and sober...when Void was anyways] and agreed to get there quickly.

Once Sin and the sobering Bookie arrived, The Fin laid out the job and a map of the Seattle Metroplex showing the locations of every Monkey Burger! establishment inside Seattle.  The group decided to concentrate on the stand-alone locations only, leaving the interior shops as supplemental or targets of opportunity.  Looking at the map, they divided the restaurants into three routes and broke up into teams, one team per route.  Each route started at one of the three flagship locations and then proceeded to a series of dual drive-through locations.

Route 1 started in Media and then went through Newport, Issaquath, and Thomas.  This route would be covered by Void and either Killroy or Prometheus, depending upon who became available first.  As Void had no weapons designed to damage commercial cooking stations, she borrowed a monofilament chainsaw from Sin, christening the team Team: Chainsaw.  [Sin actually had two chainsaws, he bought them as alternate weapons for his duelist drones, but had not installed them yet.]

Route 2 stated in Yarrow Point and then went through Bothell, Aurora Village, Northgate, Greenwood, and then two separate locations in the University District.  This route was being covered by The Fin and Murdoc and was christened Team: Restrain the Mage.  This route would be the most dangerous as it ended in Downtown, whereas the other two routes ended in lower security status parts of Seattle.

Route 3 started in Central, went to a second location in Central, and then went to Riverton, SEA-TAC, Kent, and Fircrest.  This route was assigned to Sin and Bookie and was dubbed Team: Gimp.  The Fircrest location on this route might be covered by Team: Chainsaw if time became critical.  Void and Sin discussed this a bit so hand-off would be smooth.

The Group started working their contacts to get values for the different pieces of equipment inside the restaurants so they could avoid doing too little or too much damage.  Void paid her hacker contact to track down restaurant blueprints and the prices on large panes of glass.  With all the data collected, The Fin made suggestions on what equipment would make for the quickest work, emphasizing the need for these to be quick in-and-out jobs.  Then the Group started applying disguises so they would not be recognized.  Sin assigned two of his Fly-Spies to the other teams so he could see if anyone else ran into trouble of any sort.

End of Session

[Killroy’s player was unable to attend due to work, so we wrapped this up after the planning stage was complete, which still made a fairly complete session.  I made notes of the various disguise and magic rolls made to obscure identities for use in later sessions.

The players all agreed they run sounded fun and weird and they were looking forward to the actual run starting.  I tried to not giggle too much, knowing what I had planned.  :D]

Session 2

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