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PinkCat: Running in the Shade “It’s a Concert, Tina” (A different sort of SR campaign report)

26 March, 2018

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 Thirty-Five: It’s a Concert, Tina

Guest Starring: Clawz, DD, DoubleUp, Jove and ToraAnd introducing:

  • Rani, a cardinal magician who keeps changing the color of her feather.  (A stand in for Renny, an elven magician played by K.)

Rock on!DD has a concert scheduled and the people who were suppose to set it up, so she needs some help to get things set up.  Everyone pitches in, of course, things go wrong: the stage starts to sink, the generator will not start, things keep getting lost and misplaced.  Rani realizes that the concert ground is disturbing a nest of gremlins and once they are bought of with food and old technology to break, everything rules smoothly.  Episode ends with DD preforming a song about finding friends in odd places.

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Of Tests and Terrors – A Petrichor Campaign Report

24 March, 2018

Priestly DressHaving left our heroes on a cliffhanger as a voice announced “Prepare to be judged.”  From the back of the temple emerges a figure, a resplendent priest with staff and full beard.  Though it is obviously a construct of some sort and he is flanked by six robed figures who stay back in the shadows, the “priest” introduces himself as Ayyumma.  He states that the characters must under go four trails, one for each element, to prove they are worthy.  Lorrend happily accepts for the group.

First, the test of water, suddenly the room is overrun (overflowed?) by a mighty river and the characters are submerged.  Pedr is almost washed away buy Lorrend tosses him a rope and drags them both to the river bank, where Elsbeth is already waiting.

Ayyumma serves our heroes date wine, flat bread and fruits and asks about them, getting short biographies and a brief history of the world since the Sundering.

Then, the test of fire where they are asked to pull white hot iron rods out of a brazier.  Lorrend just grabs one, relying on his toughness as a smith.  Elsbeth trusts to her good dwarven gauntlets.  While Pedr uses chill touch to finesse the whole process.  The burns are painful, except for Pedr, but it was the willingness to make the grasp that was important and salve is provided.

Next, the test of air, which is three riddles, nicely each of the character (players) is able to answer one of them.

Lorrend than complains that he had hoped for something more physically challenging and is rewarded(?) with an earth elemental charging in and attacking them.  The fight was being fairly challenging until Pedr’s chromatic orb ended it with a crashing finality (critical hit with a thunder attack on a creature vulnerable to thunder damage, BOOM!).

Ayyumma reveals himself as a demon, and the robed figures as lesser demon, and they throw themselves at our heroes.  Between Elsbeth’s storm blessings, Pedr’s magic and Lorrend’s combat skills, the lesser demons are quickly dispatched.  Ayyumma proves a tougher foe and is pressing the characters heavily when a massive stone paw smashes it to the floor.   Erisham apologizes for being late and Lorrend complains that the tests were in vein.

Notes: It was decided to return to Petrichor after a mere two year hiatus. It was a short game as R was still recovering from sickness thus the deus ex machina at the end.  Not sure when we will get back to it again.

Image found on Wikimedia Commons and is in the Public Domain.

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More Shadowrun campaign updates and a new Seattle Scream (#55) prop

20 February, 2018

ManaWave HQ, maybeThe Shadowrunning continues with more games, including monthly the introductory games at Tyche’s Games (every first Sat, feel free to join us), and the occasional game as part of our Thursday night rotation.  So hot on the heels of the last issue, there is a new issue of the Seattle Scream (#55, March 2074).  The main news story, about ManaWave Technologies, is the endgame of three years or more of in-game encounters with Dr Shipson’s machinations.  So happy to have her motives finally unveiled.

The NorCal, that I am a player in, is back in session and remains great fun and moving forward (latest report from that here) though we have just lost one of our players due to medical reason.

Now, be careful out there in the shadows my friends.  The world is cruel and dangerous place.

Photo “IMG_0422” by Margo Maier-Moul is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

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

17 February, 2018

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 Thirty-Four: Trapped

Amazed?Guest Starring: Clawz, DoubleUp and Tora.

The group is meeting at a new restaurant, TechnoTaco, when the floor drops out and they find themselves in a maze.  A crackly electronic voice says, “Now you must escape the Maze of Danger [tm]!  Even with your skills you cannot escape the technomatic perfection of Maze of Danger [tm]!”  Cue chases through corridors, crazy traps, wacky robot soldiers, references to various science fiction shows and movies until they finally break in and confront the technomancer behind it all.  Once confronted, he apologizes and offers candy and soda and shows how all of the traps were really harmless (nerf spikes, colored mist and so on).  He just wanted to test his haunted maze and wanted people to take it seriously.

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Shadowrun Campaign Update for the New Year (’18/’74) and new Seattle Scream prop (#54)

25 January, 2018

The Shadowrunning continues apace, with monthly introductory games at Tyche’s Games (every first Sat, feel free to join us), and the occasional game as part of our Thursday night rotation.  Indeed, the central story (about metahumans and schools) ties into these Monthly games and how the last two have played out.

The NorCal set game on occasional Thursdays, which I am a player in, remains great fun and still moving forward (last report from that here) though we have just lost one of our stablest players due to medical reason.

I even had a chance to play my Seattle based character Slappy in a one-shot adventure themed to the New Year!  Rah!

Again, I have fallen behind on keeping up on the Seattle Scream but here is a new issue for the New Year (#54, February 2074)!

Now, be careful out in the shadows my friends.  Trust no one and keep your weapon handy  More news soon.

 

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

31 December, 2017

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 Thirty Three: Toy Story

Guest Starring: Clawz.

So many toysToys are going missing from the drop boxes for local charities, so Pink, Glitter and Clawz decide to look into the mystery.  They start by staking out local donation sites which lead to a variety of misunderstandings, accidental snagging people secretly donating toys, little kids sneaking a look, even some debil rats trying to steal donated candy.  Unfortunately, none of this gets them any closer to finding who really is stealing the toys.  So they gather at StellarBucks to discuss the situation and have hot chocolate.  While waiting, they see a group of homeless kids sneaking by and follow them, they are the one taking the toys!  The team confronts them with food and blankets and places to stay and gets them to a much happier place for the holidays.  Happy Holidays everyone!

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

27 November, 2017

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 Thirty Two: Haunted House

Why didn't we notice that before?Guest Starring: BB, Double Tap and Toru.

Some of the students have been daring each other to go into the spooky house at the end of the lane, finally a group did . . . and they did not come back out!  Pink and crew decide to go in and rescue them, as heroes do.  Cue lots of Scooby Doo, Ghostbuster and other ghostly pop culture references.  There are chases by “ghosts” that turn out to be rats, bats, cats and wind blown sheets.  Eventually, our heroes make it to the basement where they find a secret dance club.  The students did not come out because they were having too much fun.  Big dance party to end the episode.

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