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The Saints of Suffering part 2 of 2

Escaping from street gangs and missing vital equipment, the EMT’s must find a way to restock their supplies and still get paid. Also, you know, save a few lives. I guess.

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16 comments on “Shadowrun: Saints of Suffering Ep 1 part 2 of 2

  1. crawlkill says:

    I always waffle on whether I find Shadowrun too goofy conceptually or not, but regardless of my feelings toward the setting on any given day, the David depiction of it is never not top-notch. these sessions really do feel more like legit satire of real life than any other game I’ve ever heard played.

  2. CalmeIshma3l says:

    Cool idea with great execution. Big ups to David for all the work up put into this scenario.

  3. euroguy says:

    Just so you know, “Angela’s character has gained a solid couple hundred kilograms” means she got at least 440 pounds worth of cyberware. ‘ware is usually made from carbon nanomaterials, titanium, or, in the case of really cheap stuff, advanced aluminum alloys.

    So that’s a lot of ‘ware.

  4. FandibleDave says:

    Yeah, the second I said it I knew it was wrong. I don’t know *why* I didn’t just say “gained a hundred pounds.”

    As for the increase of weight itself, Angela’s character is rocking only “used” cyberware, with old plastic bone lacing and dermal plating composing the majority of both the character’s cosmetic changes and difference in heaviness. Since it’s not designed for her body frame I decided to place emphasis on any weird physical effects, resulting in things like her breaking the safety release on the passenger-side seat of the ambulance by leaning back too quickly.

    Thanks for the heads up though!

  5. Syren says:

    That does happen though, I thickened the bones of our Troll and after considering the weight difference at the end along with his dermal sheath I believe he accidentally broke an elevator.

  6. Mawdrigen says:

    For something like 20 years people have been “dude shadowrun” and I have cringed, because fantasy and cyberpunk.

    But damn this is making me want to take a look at it. Kuro didn’t scratch my cyberpunk itch, and cp2020 is showing its age now!

    The issue would be, getting to even half as good as David!

  7. Syren says:

    To be fair the whole magic system pretty much works on its own, and thus can be completely removed from the system without a lot of consequence. You just also lose a lot of the setting. Or have to mess around with the setting for science reasons for everything.

  8. Mawdrigen says:

    I could, but actually having been listening to these im tempted to try running it “straight” a it were.

    Fandible you keep costing me money by making games seem cool!

  9. CallmeIshma3l says:

    Because Im trying to Dual class Tea Die Cultest with existing levels inPervy Kobold, I whole heartedly support Mawdrigen being beguiled into Shadow Run. (Since I’m on the subject of encouraging strangers to buy things; might recommend Hollow Earth Expedition: Because when you feed Nazis to Dinosaurs,everybody wins).

  10. Mawdrigen says:

    Hiya fellow cultist!

    I actually have HEX as well as I got it as part of the Mars kickstarter. Haven’t found the time to read it yet.

    So many games so little time!

    That said I think I’ll pick up the sr5 PDF to give a read through!

  11. Pencil-Monkey says:

    *In response to CallmeIshma3l and Mall-dragon’s posts*

    Surely, a member of the Cult of Tea and Dice should be called a Cul-TEA-st, or a ROLL-tist.

    Or possibly a Roll-tea-st. 😉

  12. CalmeIshma3l says:

    I’m down with Culteast.:)

  13. Mawdrigen says:

    Heh ok we’ll go with that…

    So…. Anyway… I really liked the somewhat reduced power level of this adventure, not really sure why, but it seemed like it ramped up the reliance on contacts and such, simply because the characters were part of the system.

    Now spoiled for choice as want both more saints of suffering, but also foize’s fanatics

  14. Syren says:

    There was a state of balance that my friend has called the Dudeocalypse. Shadowrun’s general power tends to start with a degree of deadliness but after a certain amount of investment in survivability and murder skills+equipment you become hilariously difficult to kill, particularly before you kill other people first. Thus becoming a creature that no matter how many dudes they send, you will kill them. The Dudeocalypse.

  15. Jake says:

    David’s right that 5th Edition and taking Resources at A can allow you to purchase gear that essentially turns you into a tank. My Street Samurai had a starting soak roll of 32 against normal damage. Also essentially no essence, but that was only a problem if someone tried to heal me.

    I really liked this group as well, since it is always nice hearing characters that are designed to be non-sociopaths. Also well done David for designing a Shadowrun group without an apparent Face character. Everyone kept trying to talk their way out of situations before realising they had to just tell the truth and trust that their actions would stand up to scrutiny – which they normally would!

  16. NinjaPete says:

    Any chance we can get character sheets for these characters? Or at least Finn? Or just Finn’s helmet? Seriously I want to steal Finn’s helmet.

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