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  1. Boris looks out at the city and all of the sites of this new country - so different and yet people are all the same it seems. A fight or two while I seek proper work I think to myself. Get my bearings and understand the lay of the land and become a respectable American. It can't be too difficult to find honest work in a place like this. "It seems we must visit this underground then, and see if these Americans are put off by a little Novgorod newtech," I say as I work the joints and pistons of my arm. "We can not let your wife think that I will be a burden to you."
  2. I shoulder my duffle bag and follow Dimitri. "I watched some kung fu flicks when I stayed in Japan, does that count?" I say with a smile. "Can't seem to find any sparring partners to train with though," I continue as I pretend to inspect my metal fingers and reflexively open and close them. "Your wife, she is pretty, da? Does she have a sister?" I nudge Dimitri 'lightly' with my cyberhand and bounce on the balls of my feet in a mock fighting style circling him. I ham it up a bit so that I can check the sight lines behind and around us - can never be too sure who might be follow
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    I emailed a few questions - we've set the arrival one in the first post so I'm good with that but still looking for answers to the others. If you didn't get the email let me know and I will pm them to you here.
  4. Boris raises his face to the heavens and closes his eyes, concentrating on the rain as it falls upon him. Perhaps this shower will wash away some of his sin. More likely that it is just the devil pissing on him and gloating over his future, Boris thinks with a slight chuckle. "Da druga," Boris answers, also in a heavy accent. "I must find work and soon if I am to repay my travel." Lowering his head and looking Dimitri in the eye he continues, "I have few skills and no friends in this place."
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    Condolences on your loss Wraith.
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    I've sent Boris to Wraith for his approval, just waiting to hear back before buying gear. Also hoping to hear more of the vibe of the story so I know if I need to tweak him a bit. The original scene seemed to be street level, but now I'm wondering if we are teetering more along the curb between the street and gutter. I'm fine with whatever, just trying to understand where I'm driving my guy from.
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    I've tweaked Boris and sent him to Wraith for a review. Been some talk about blood sport fighting, which I guess would be a popular crowd for a talented tattoo artist. What a motley crew we've gathered... can't wait to see the direction we go
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    Wow... we went from LA Ink to Flowers in the Attic real quick there I'm deferring to Atta at this point as I was building my character as a complement to whatever story was developed for him and Eraser.
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    Going with the Russian it looks like. He's 28 and fled to US about 6 years ago, so he would have needed a new name and id in that time frame. Shouldn't be too hard to line that up between us
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    Hey Eraser, will your Fixer be able to obtain passable SIN's? Looking at my backstory, probably would need one made and that might be a good tie in between us and explain why I bother teaching the Queen B's...
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    At 20k and geared towards family hauler, I would not think the Fanmaster would be too uncommon - in areas where all terrain and road use meet in the middle. I don't really envision Night City as that setting, but that is why I pm'ed Eraser regarding the setting. This original thread started with a post-4th Corp war setting; and that description calls for Night City to be rebuilding after being decimated by twin nuke devices in Arasaka Tower which could mean a lot of rough terrain and uneven road conditions. That also could entail a shake up of the Corp power structure and gang territory des
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    Hola Gents Sorry for taking so long to accept the invite Wraith... life and all Anyways, first glance suggests the group might need a security asset or driver - or a combo in one - depending on flair and style envisioned by the primaries. Eraser, Atta, I'm open to suggestions on how I can best support you guys in this. I saw the vehicle idea being kicked around, any feeling about the Nissan Ford Fanmaster from Chromebook 2? New retails for 20k, 5 years old and beat to hell could be in the 5k range and serve a multitude of purposes from cargo transport to mobile ambulance depe
  13. While the concept seems convoluted, I understand the principle. At a time when we are dedicating ourselves to pressuring nations through sanctions versus armed conflict, how do the sanctions have teeth if the leaders of the targeted nations can simply use family members to circumvent the punishment? I'm not saying it is right, proper, or even necessarily legal; but as long as dictators, terrorists, and warlords can shield their fortunes and finance their activities by using family members as bank account holders; how else are we supposed to give strength to sanctions? Personally, I prefe
  14. Never fear, those billions in tax dollars will now be spent outfitting the new Homeland Police Force Obama has mentioned. Kitted out in the MRAP's already purchased, loaded for bear with hollow point rounds, patrolling our streets to keep us safe from conservative extremists!
  15. That the Powers that Be allowed the lawless, violence plagued, drug havens to exist for decades rather than single digit years, and in areas not subject to multi-national jurisdictions, I'd say the vindication is a little thin.... be that as it may - If your objections to passage in and out of the Zone were addressed in such a way as to bring the situation more in line with the militaristic, near paranoid future presented in the setting, would that ease your objections? Considering that the background material lays out the existence of these Zones, is it beyond reckoning that the
  16. I beleive the actual argument was 2 years, without some outside political interest being involved. My apologies to Dog Soldier if that was what was implied, but that wasn't how it seemed... Outside political interest was in reference to whether or not there was an "up side" to such a place - I believe I covered how the CZ in Night City can have overlapping political interests keeping it in play in my post. Further, the fractured setting of the Cyberpunk verse directly states that these Zones exist in major cities as they provide an area for the local govern
  17. I counter that Kowloon supports Wisdom's point while specifically disproving Dog Soldier's theory. Wis states that the CZ can last decades, while Dog Soldier states it has a lifetime of 2 years. Kowloon existed in it's lawless state for roughly 4 decades. Kowloon City provides an excellent blueprint for what can happen in an area of conflicting jurisdictions. Here in Colorado Springs, there are several areas inside the city limits which are county owned, therefor the Sheriff office must repsond rather than the police and businesses which the city despises (adult themed, firework stan
  18. Visiting my wife's home in the suburbs of Manila, it was quite common to see each of the Barrios have walls and guard posts to separate them from the next. The closer to Manila / Makati you got, the nicer and more secure these structures became. As far as moving them all in to the Zone at once, all it takes is one good natural disaster - flood, earthquake, hurricane - and see how quickly the government responds to these poor souls in need. How many were evacuated from New Orleans after Katrina, never to return? And now the Mayor of New York is saying as many as 46,000 people may need "r
  19. Voice of Freedom radio / tv / youtube station.. whatever. Broadcasting from the Zone makes a lot of sense since the Corp or Government Ops would have difficulty getting at the place. While the Gangs may not listen to the station, they would probably be highly offended by outsiders coming in to try and take it out. Since people entering the Zone aren't searched, they can bring in all sorts of information that the station can use and broadcast. Another possible (albeit, less likely) business opportunity would be Merc / Military recruiter office. Want a SIN? Want to get out
  20. I think fluff and roleplaying is an excellent way to handle the addiction possibility. Too many of my players just shrug off consequence charts, but making them roleplay through the stress of not hitting the button would be fun and hopefully traumatic to the character.
  21. While I agree with the reasoning of the post, if it was truly applied in the business world how many Bugatti's and Learjet's would be sold to Corp execs? After all, a Smartcar does everything a Bugatti does for much less, and why send a plane carrying 5 or 6 people when you could just put them on a standard flight? Cyberpunk is supposed to be about style over substance. Any mom and pop grocery can get a german shepherd to guard their store, and any pimp can have his cyber'ed dog intimidate tricks and johns. Sure, you could argue for the cyborg animal - until it gets hacked by a pisse
  22. Beyond the failed save roll chart, wouldn't there be the chance of addiction? I mean, you push the big red button and you are Einstein for a flash.... and now you have to wait an hour to feel that rush of brilliance again? I don't think so.
  23. Possibly already been asked here, but if Trayvon was "concerned" about being followed why didn't he use his cell to call the cops and report this suspicious fellow following me? We will never know for sure since he is dead, but it seems to me the rational thing to do when being stalked is to call the cops. Kind of sad really, but I'm willing to bet I know the anti-Trayvon posts that would e up if he had killed Zimmerman out of his "fear" rather than calling the trained professionals who handle these situations. Speaking of those folks, anyone still have that link to the over-adrenalined polic
  24. Mobile and versatile, yet limited in operational capacity by battery life.... so just offering a position on how the USMC may make use of something that can not make the 3-5 day hump often required by field activities. Further, it would reduce the need for lav's to be stationed at the gate, thus freeing up a mobile and versatile unit which may have longer than a 6 hour operational ability. Suggesting that quick strike operations would benefit from PA requires the assumption that nothing will go wrong and extend the operation, a la Mogadishu. Yes the soldiers would have been more versati
  25. Wouldn't PA also be useful for base security and patrol situations? The marines at the gate would carry enough on-board firepower to disable light armored vehicles and engage multiple infantry insurgents, simultaneously. Also, patrols that will be travelling in a 2 hour radius of the base will have enough power to engage a threat, hold position until heavier forces arrive, and still return to base under their own power.
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