PinkCat: Running in the Shade “Making Movies” (A different sort of SR campaign report)22 August, 2016
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 Twenty Three: Making Movies
Guest Starring: Double Up, Toru and introducing:
- Jove, an arrogant skinflint ex-military eagle. (A stand in for Joshua, an elven physical adept. Played by M.)
There is a movie being filmed near to the school where Pink, Sparky and Toru go and all of the students want to watch / see the actors / be extras. Double Up and Jove are hired to work security for the movie company so Pink and co have to work out how to help the students without getting their friends in trouble. So lots of misdirection and working together mixed with misunderstanding and working at cross-purposes. Finally ends happily after Pink hacks the script and adds a scene at a high school that allows all of her classmates to appear as extras and meet the stars.
What really happened:
The team is hired to retrieve a stashed briefcase from a building that is going to be exploded in the filming of a practical effect movie, “Dangerous Consequences” (third in the Cosequences cycle). The team scouts the shooting location which has decent security but entirely too many people around to make an immediate try to get in and get the item. After some wrangling, Doube Tap and Joshua managed to get hired as extras and once inside the set, waited for a chance to sneak off and find the case. But as it happened, Joshua ends up deliberately ruining a scene and then baiting the director into exploding, causing a huge scene. While everyone was distracted, Toru slipped in, found the briefcase and got out. Of course, we took a look (not having been asked not to) and found achemical formula. Which generated a collective shrug and we handed them off. (Though PinkCat made scanned copies of them for later, much later, resale.)
Notes: Toru join PinkCat, Sparky and Bladez in the Lair after this episode as help is needed keeping the devil rats out.