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PinkCat: Running in the Shade “Haunted Junkyard” (A different sort of SR campaign report)

6 June, 2020

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.

Trash or treasure?Episode Forty Five: Haunted Junkyard

Guest Starring: Clawz, DoubleUp, Gimmick, and Tora.

Glitter asks the gang to find some special parts for a classic vehicle that she is working on restoring.  The only place that seems to have it is the S. Pektor’s Auto Wrecker out at the end of Really Not Spooky Road.  The main building looks like the mansion from the start of Scooby Doo with the junkyard behind.  Classic setup meeting with the owner leading to warning about the Ghost of the Junkyard.  They venture in to find the part, high jinks and chases ensure as the Ghost of the Junkyard tries to chase us away.  Finally, the ghost is caught using a Rube Goldburg-esque trap and he is revealed to be a former government agent who knew that a shipment of gold was hidden in the yard, somewhere, and needed to keep people away while he searched for it.  Yes, classic Scooby Doo homage.

What really happened:

This actually combines our two latest mission: the first really did involved a junkyard.

More junk?For the first mission, we were hired by a new client at the Checkpoint, a nondescript bar for nondescript people, the client was a fixer whose team and the goods they were transporting had vanished.  She wanted us to find what had happened to them.

So we head north to where it happened.  The town it went down in is split between four gangs (The Asphalt Boys, 69′ Regulars, The Razor Angels, and the Metal Brigade) so we try to locate where they vanished and who controlled.  Pink hacks traffic cameras while others scout around physically looking for signs of trouble.  We eventually find the transport vans in local junkyard, we go in to but some parts for vehicles Sparky is repairing.  Using that as cover to scan the memory of the onboard computers.  With that, traffic cameras and a few out sources, we work out that the team was betrayed by one of their own with the assistance of a local gang.  Not feeling it would be worth the risk to confront the gang and our mission accomplished, we turned the info over to our employer and got paid.

Mission two, we are hired by an associate of Mr. Li to break into a house for sale and search it to see if it former occupant, one of the member of the Japanese Occupation forces, had left any files behind, as in physical files.  We studied the house and area, mapped out the occupants schedules and finally went in as painters, as the house was for sale.  Spoofed the locks and security system, found the hidden switch which revealed the secret keypad, which unlocked the concealed door in the closet, which lead to a booby-trapped crawl space (in the house next door!) where the actual files were indeed stored.  Turns out they were hardcopy intelligence data including files on who his informants in the local Triads were . . . We handed them over, collected on fee and got far away.

Notes: These games were played over discord voice chat which imposes all sorts of limits on the game but overall were fun and we are getting used to the new medium of play.

Previous Episode 44 “Two for One”.  Next Episode: 46 “?

Photos: upper “all good cars…” by 10cuidados is licensed under CC BY 2.0, lower Junkyard by dave_7 from Lethbridge, Canada, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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