So I was sitting around building NPC's for CP2020 one day. My brother walks in and starts to build his own character. After a while he had built a pretty bad ass and very "combat-centric" solo. To protect the innocent, we will call him "Meathead Jr.
Well we weren't doing anything, and I needed to practice GM'ing, so we decided to do a solo game. Meathead Jr. vs. whatever I could come up with. I cooked up a really basic snatch and grab type plot, and pulled out some NPC's I had stashed. Off we went. After some brief setup and roleplaying to establish the "snatch" and the "grab" I decided it was time for some combat. Mr. Meathead being the bad ass solo that he was, I decided that a few weak gang members would be kinda fun, without being too taxing.
So of course when MHJ leaves the meet with his contact, there are three young gang members messing with his bike. Words are exchanged, one thing leads to another, and next thing you know dice are flying left and right. MHJ is wired to the gillls of course and has the chance to act first. Weapons are drawn, so MH pulls no punches, going straight for the lead ganger with his handgun. The gangers leader begins to realize what kind of mistake he has made when he sees the gun and the steely gaze behind it. He awaits his fate, dealt at the hand of this cold blooded killer. A simple to hit roll, close range shot, massive skill levels. Damn it, wouldn't you know he rolled a fumble. OK well I was feeling nice, so I declared his gun has misfired and could be cleared in one action.
OK so the gangers get to act. of course they are lightly armed and not having much choice they seize upon this opportunity to jack a solo with a broken gun. They fire some weapons, and luckily our solo is wearing some armor, and takes little damage.
So MHJ finally clears his jam and takes aim again. Die ganger punk. You will regret the day you fucked with MHJ! Crap another fumble. OK at this point I am snickering under my breath a bit, and feeling sorry for my brother and MHJ. His bad ass solo has fumbled two straight actions, and the gangers are closing in. Again I declare that his gun has jammed and can be cleared with one action. MHJ is starting to sweat now....
To be continued....