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Back to nature. We got a lot of greasing to do. [Shadowrun]

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Damned Registrations, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Damned Registrations Prestigious Gentleman Furry Weeaboo Nazi Nihilist

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    Fuck yeah. Felt like playing this for a while and decided to do an LP of it. Though I probably won't take a lot of screenshots of combat, since it's realtime and getting good shots is a pain, unlike the last game I tried to do this one has it's pages of text in page format, where I can just take a picture instead of transcribing the whole damned thing.

    Anyways, this is one of my favourite games, and I'm going to be asking the unwashed masses here to make choices about how we build our character, who to associate with, etc.

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    Fuck man. That was our BRO. There's gonna be hell to pay for that.
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    Wonder what the fuck he was doing in a shithole like this?
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    Yeah, dead people tend to be shitty at paying bills chummer.
    Fuck, we can't afford that much. How the hell did he rack up a tab like that anyways? A dive like this can't charge that much can it? Fucker is probably gouging us.
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    Gunderson huh? We'll check that out later. First of, we need to decide....

    Who the fuck are we?

    Hacker nerd?
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    Roid monkey?
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    Magic Hippie?
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    Cast your votes, chums.
     
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  2. Excidium P. banal

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    My vote goes to Decker.

    Samurai is banal shit boring and Shaman is annoying as hell to play, having to open menus to switch spells.
     
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  3. mister_matt Educated

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    I vote decker.
     
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  4. Cassidy Arcane

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    Enter the Matrix(decker, obviously)
     
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  5. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Your stats sucks. :smug:

    Anyhoo, Decker.
     
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  6. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    Decker. Obviously.

    What's the point of a sci-fi game when you are going to play warrior or mage anyway? Nothing.

    Of course you must become a cybercombattant in a cyberpunk game.
     
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  7. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Yup, Decker it should be!
     
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  8. Spectacle Arcane Patron

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    Nitpick: One does not "frag" scumbags in shadowrun, one "geeks" them. "Frag" is a general curse word used much the same way as "fuck".
     
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  9. Donaroriak Augur

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    Deckah! (Deckard?)
     
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  10. anus_pounder Arcane

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    Decker. :salute: :incline: of LPDex.
     
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  11. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    It's time for a decker to geek some punks. You better not abandon this like the other guy did with the snes shadowrun.
     
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  12. spekkio Arcane

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    DamnedRegistrations cannot into screenshots...

    :smug:

    And Kega Fusion >>> Gens.

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    In before abandoning...
     
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  13. Damned Registrations Prestigious Gentleman Furry Weeaboo Nazi Nihilist

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    Yeah, I figured out a better system for screenshots now. Old way was a pain in the ass.

    Anyways, I'd take votes until the second page, but it's been unanimous so far, so decker it is.
     
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  14. Damned Registrations Prestigious Gentleman Furry Weeaboo Nazi Nihilist

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    Update #1: Lots of pain.

    So, first thing to do it seems is go check out this Mr. Gunderson guy up the street for some cash. It's not far, but on the way there we run into this guy:

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    We got no cash anyways, and I don't think we want to pick a fight with a guy selling grenades right now. We'll just walk away.

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    right into some punk trying to beat the shit out of us apparently. Streets in the barrens are pretty busy with thugs like this, but Redmond is filled with poor ass thugs that don't even have guns most of the time.

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    Don't bring fists to a gunfight chummer.

    After waxing the punk we head into the Jumphouse bar.
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    Lets check out the booth in the corner.
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    Looks like we got our first job. The Jackal's Lantern is right next door to the Jumphouse, and the Halloweeners hang out in the lower east end of the barrens in a slum ugly even for this place. It's not a lot of creditcs, but it'll be a quick run.

    Just in case we're brain damaged, we keep track of which run we're currently contracted for in our pocket secretary.
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    We also keep track of things like clues about our brother and Mr. Johnsons, who are people that facilitate the business we're in.
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    Anyways, lets go pick up this nancy boy that can't walk 2 blocks by himself.
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    The Halloweeners hideout is a shack made of nuclear waste barrels from the plant that's right next to them. Seems perfectly safe.
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    Easy money. Nobody even bothered us.

    Until we started heading back that is.
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    Well fuck. I guess you can brng fists to a gunfight. Fortunately the guy doesn't even rob us. Although, we find ourselves short a few creds when we wake up in Little Chiba's.
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    Fuck, maybe we should look for some backup. Lets head over to that bar we picked our client up from and see what's inside.
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    All the bars look like this. We see if there's another johnson over in the booth.
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    Guess not. Lets go chat with the newest ugly punk we've encountered, over by the arcade machine.
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    Seems friendly. Lets see if he wants to work with us. Two guns safer than one, right?
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    Damn, that price is too steep for us right now. Maybe we'll come back later when we're not piss poor.
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    Lets go get another job from Ol' Gunderson.
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    Well fuck, it doesn't get much easier than that.
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    Our client pays us for masterfully escorting him the dangerous 20 feet to the store enxt door from the hotel. Lets check out the wares while we're here.
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    Those would be some nice upgrades, but as you can see it's still to rich for our blood. Someonething to think about for the future though. Lets get back to work.
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    There are ghoul dens all over the place. You can rack up a lot of creds on missions like these and we managed to bargain exceptionally well, so lets give it a shot.
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    Ghouls tend to not wear any sort of armor, so they are easy to damage. But they're also better at fighting than your average thug around here and we're already a bit injured so... (Also, the guy in the trenchcoat is a vampire iirc. Much more dangerous.)
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    Crap. We try a few more times but with the same results. We just don't have the skills or the firepower to handle this right now. It's a good thing good samaritans hang around in abandoned buildings filled with ravenous ghouls. We'll have to go back to our employer and tell him we couldn't hack it.
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    He seems pretty cool about it, fortunately. Maybe he's just happy we aren't pissed off he sent us into a deathtrap for such a meager amount of money.
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    Package delivery. This is a lot like the escort runs, except if we run into trouble we don't have to worry about any dumb cunt getting himself geeked. Except ourselves.
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    Package was in the same place our first escort wanted to go.
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    Looks like we got trouble.
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    But not much. We geek the punk while walk over the the Rat's Nest, the slums on the other side of the plant from the Halloweeners. We find the drop spot and head in.
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    Seemed like a pretty :monocle: gentleman for these parts. Guess not all the people in the Redmond Barrens are ugly sons of bitches or total pussies. We head back for another job.
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    Yeah, no thanks. We already failed at that, and at 25$ a clip and 10$ a ghoul, you're not even offering us enough to cover our ammo costs this time.
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    We finish another escort run without incident at the hotel and finally have enough money to pay off our brother's room. Lets check it out.
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    Finally a clue about our brother.
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    Should come in handy for a decker. (We didn't own a deck previously, just the datajack implant.)
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    Sounds like a much better options than trusting good samaritans.
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    Bro's other girlfriend? Should be easy to find anyways.
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    Looks pretty high end. Also doesn't mentioned where to find him.
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    Looks like we've been trolled. Guess we were lucky the hotel owner didn't search through this stuff.
    We're pretty beat up and got cash to spare now. Lets just head back into the hotel and get some rest before we do anything else.
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    Frag! Can't even get a bit of a rest.
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    The guy in the back has a gun and some body armor. This is trouble.
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    We blow a medkit to patch ourselves up. The two bars are different kinds of health; the pink one is physical damage and the green one is mental. Guns do physical damage, while fists do mental. Mental damage is a lot easier to recover just by resting, but if either bar runs out we lose consciousness.
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    Frag! We're out of ammo clips. Lets makes some space between us on foot and duck into Little Chiba's. Maybe we can lose them.
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    That's just too much money for us right now. Lets browse the cyberwares while we wait for the punks to get bored and wander off.
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    Obviously we're not going to be buying this stuff any time soon. Lets head back out.
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    Punks are still after us. We could try and make some room and spend the night at the hotel or get a cab, but I want to teach these scum a lesson. We duck into Ares and load up on ammo before heading back out to gun down these subhumans.
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    Having trouble getting through the gunner's body armor, and he's run out of ammo himself now, so lets switch our combat mode to full aggression.
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    Apparently that won't help if you don't know which end of the gun bullets come out of.
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    Eventually we take the bastard down, though we had to buy more ammo again, if he drops his gun or armor it'll pay off. The bastard with the gun even had hand spurs so when he punched us it did more physical damage. Cunt.
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    Frag, he didn't drop his gun for us. The other 2 punks go down for a dirt nap real quick though.
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    Cost us a lot of money, we're pretty much back at square one in terms of resources. Minus some medkits and health, but we got a deck now and that wristband. Lets take a well deserved break.
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    Yeah no shit. Hopefully we can get a few more runs in and afford to patch ourselves up before heading down town. Before that though...
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    We got karma to spend. Cost for upgrading attributes is the same as whatever level it's being upgraded to. Only one point at a time of course. Skills cost double the new level, except you can upgrade specific firearm groups for 1 point cheaper.
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    So codex, what do we spend our hard earned karma on?
     
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  15. Excidium P. banal

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  16. lightbane Arcane

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    Put some points in Computers and SMGS ASAP. This game has some awesome avatar material, too bad the missions become repetitive very quickly.
     
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  17. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    I say get +2 to body, to make sure you can take some punishment in combat.
     
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  18. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    I'd say Computer is the way to go.
     
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  19. Azira Arcane Patron

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  20. anus_pounder Arcane

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    One or both.
     
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  21. spekkio Arcane

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    This :M

    And: OLOLO, stupid weaboo console games for kids, mature PC games like Dragon Age or Mass Effect is the way to go!

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    It's like this thing Warren Spector was thinking about.

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  22. spekkio Arcane

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    Duble post - As your attorney, I advise you to turn the filtering on and/or switch the program you use for screenshots - these pixels look like shit.

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    Also - MOAR.
     
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  23. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    lol at spekkio dissing original game screenshots and advising crappy blurry filtering.

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  24. spekkio Arcane

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    ^Butthurt detected.

    :rpgcodex:

    You mean the game looked like this on TV? Or on CRT monitor of the developer?

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    And don't forget that You use filtering in your CT LP, you insincere bastard. :M
     
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  25. Damned Registrations Prestigious Gentleman Furry Weeaboo Nazi Nihilist

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    I thought about using filtiring, but it honestly doesn't look that much better (Blurry vs Jaggy, which is better and why?) and without the filter I can make the screenshots PNGs with about 1/4 the file size.

    Edit: Looks like Body wins out just barely (It's what I'm voting for and seems tied with computers/smgs). Next time we'll probably have some money to spend too.
     
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