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PinkCat: Running in the Shade “No Sex Please, its BTL” (A different sort of SR campaign report)

14 May, 2015

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.

Better Than LifeEpisode Ten: No Sex Please, its BTL

Guest Starring: Clawz and Steel.

The group is enjoying a night out, attending a small music venue when they are approached by an acquaintance in tears who complains that her ex-boyfriend has stolen some cuddle-feelies that made together and is now selling them as chips.  The team agrees to help.  A quest through age-appropriated filtered red light district follows as they try to track the ex-boyfriend down.  Several chases by local baddies later.  They find the mini-fab making chips, trick two local gangs into a dance off for control of the block and sneak in and destroy the recording and the chips while everyone is distracted.  Friend is relieved and all is good with the world, for now.

What really happened:

The team is hired by a Tir elf going by the name of Leaf who seems to know us all, even though we have never seen her before, but everything about her, accent, style, arrogance, scream Tir agent.  She hires the teams to retrieve a BTL master file and destroy it and all undistributed BTL of it.  Naturally, we agreed as the pay was decent and Leaf did not look to be taking no for an answer.  The company producing the BTL chips is in a rundown neighborhood, they are using a retrofitted building with hidden access through the lower levels of a parking garage, the upper levels having been demolished so time ago.  The building is scouted, their external security is analyzed, the mercs running their security are researched and a plan is built,

It burns!Wearing passable versions of the merc uniforms of the security forces, Stark, Bladez and Sparky are going to infiltrate the building while there are distracted by a gang war that has been provoked on their front steps (thanks to PinkCat’s online impersonation skills).  Successfully inside, Stark goes to plant thermite on the already produced BTLs, but has to work around and then drive out two technicians from the fab room so they do not end up getting cooked.  Bladez and Sparking head to the server room, hack the lock and retrieve the original ‘tapes’ (the BTL source material) while PinkCat remotely trashes the computer system.  Incoming fire against the building locked them into the room and they have to use a combination of monofiliment chainsaw from inside and thermite from outside to escape.  In the ensuing confusion of exterior combat and interior fire alarms, they are able to slip away.  PinkCat makes sure they right tapes (a Tir princess’ sex tape) are turned over to Leaf and she pays up and, with a suitable sense of styles, uses a holographic projector to show that their names are removed from the Tir’s enemy list.  So, cash and not being hunted by a government, big win.

Notes: The adventure title is a strained reference to the play, ‘No Sex Please, We’re British’, by the by.  We had pissed off the Tir back in the Concert adventure but we are good with them now.

Next Episode: “Parties and Pilfering.”

Previous episodes: Episode 4, Episodes 5 and 6, Episode 7, Episode 8 and Episode 9.

Chip photo by Riley Porter and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license, thermite by deradrian and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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