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PinkCat: Running in the Shade “The Sword in the Studio” (A different sort of SR campaign report)

7 November, 2014

To understand what is going on here, you had best read the first PinkCat: Running in the Shade post, but short summary, this is a campaign report for our Shadowrun campaign set in NorCal through the filter of a cartoon made by one of the team members.

Episode Four: The Sword in the Studio

Guest Star:

  • Usagi-kun, a literal street samurai -katana, topknot and all- and a rabbit.  (Representing Oda Nobunaga, bioware driven street samurai who has totally bought into bushido.  Played by A.  Having his animated alterego be a rabbit is entirely a tribute to Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo.)

Do the monkey with me.The team (Pink, Glitter and Usagi-kun) is hired by Mr. Suit to sneak into a music industry luminary’s penthouse and steal a magic sword.  The music industry guy is portrayed as a cross between Elvis, Bono and Johnny Bravo and shows up a lot more in the cartoon than he did in the adventure.  In the cartoon, the team tries to sneak in in various ways, disguising themselves as pizza delivery people, pretending to be reporters, replacing the window washers (which is what we should have done in game, but I only just thought of it) all of which are inadvertently foiled by the music guy before finally scaling the building like a mountain while the music guy is off at a concert.  In the cartoon, it is a big golden sword stuck in a big golden record which will not fit through the door to the roof and they only get away with after the building security shoots enough pieces off the record that they can escape with it.  The cartoon ends with them driving off in the van with the hilt of the sword sticking out through a back window.

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