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

15 February, 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 Twenty Six: Clean Up

Guest Starring: DD, Double Up and ToraIt the viper!

Some of the local student find they can make money working after school working as cleaners, Pink steps in and starts organizing them into Sunnyshine Cleaners.  Hilarity ensues as the cleaners deal with all sorts of ridiculous problems and messes, chocolate sauce spills, mermaids in tubs and so on.  But Pink and the cleaners becomes more and more corporate as they become more successful, to the point where she almost turns her back on her friends . . . but then realizes that friendship is more important than money, even clean money.  Sunnyside Clearer downsize back into nice after school jobs and Pink takes everyone out to ice cream to apologize.

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

25 January, 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 Twenty Five: Bad Dogs

Guest Starring: Clawz, DD, Double Up and ToraGo team!

The School’s crosstown rivals, the Caninefornia Academy, have been getting more aggressive, starting fights and pulling mean pranks, as both are competing for the prestigious city school sports award.   It turns out the Caninefornians are using drugs supplied by Hippogryph BioLabs, who sponsors the Academy teams, to increase their performance but it is also making them more aggressive and reckless.  While the drugs are not technically cheating, they are unsporting, and the team makes plans to trick the Caninefornians into disqualifying themselves by going too far.  The team lets it be known that they will be building a float for the big game at a “secret location”, which Tora lets slip, the Caninefornians break in and trash the vehicle that would be used for the base of the float . . . which turns out to be the Academy Headmaster’s new SUV.  The worst of the Caninefornians are suspended and the use of ‘performance enhancers’ is stopped.  The School wins the award and they invite the Caninefornians who played fair to join them at their victory party.

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

26 November, 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 Four: Field Trip

Todepools!Guest Starring: Clawz, DD and Tora

The whole school is going on a field trip to the coast, naturalism, survival skills and team building is on the schedule.  Naturally, this leads to lots of inter-clique feuding with comic results.  Clawz gets lost in the wood and briefly adopted by a wild bear.  Glitter builds a drone to rescue fish and other sea creatures trapped in tide pools.  DD get everyone to participate in a campfire sing along.  Tora starts a prank war with the popular kids.  While Pink just tries to keep the peace.  On the last nigh, a big storm blows in and everyone has to work together to secure the huts they are staying in and they all end up as friends, singing songs by the glow lights as the storm howls outside.

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Shadowrun, Anarchy and a new Seattle Scream prop (#51)

15 October, 2016

Happy Haoweener!It is almost Halloween(er) Time!  Been running quite a bit of Shadowrun over the last two months.  We have some new players for the monthly game, including one who tried an in-game betrayal (which ended badly for the character and his ganger buddies)!  The games for this week have mostly focused on dealing with the crazy Seattle gang, the Halloweeners, which has been fun.  Hope to get in at least one more appearance by the Halloweeners by the end of the month.

This week, due to payer absences, we gave a the new Shadowrun: Anarchy system a spin.  It is very narrativist and pretty neat, but it will take some getting used too.  I do not think we used the system to its best advantage, but there is always next time and we will certainly try it again.

And now for the latest news from my Shadowrun word: Seattle Scream #51.

Photo by Damian Cugley and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.

 

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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.)

Lights! Camera! Action!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.

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

20 July, 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 Two: Party Crashers

Guest Starring: DD, Double Up and introducing:

  • Tora.  An androgynous young tiger with martial arts and stealth skills.  (A stand in for Toru, a Yakuza raised young woman on the run.  Played by L2.)

Dance!New student Tora is depressed because they are always excluded from events, Glitter and Pink decided to help her make new friends.  BB takes Tora salsa dancing, Double Up introduces Tora to the gun club, Glitter take them to the racing club, Pink shows off the comics club, they wrangle invites to a populars party.  But, in the end, Tora finds that they are happy just hanging out with Pink and the rest of the team, being part of a large group just is not their thing.

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Down in the Streets of Seattle (SR Campaign Report) and a new Seattle Scream

19 May, 2016

I have started a new section of my Seattle Shadowrun campaign, this time with characters starting at street level (i.e. poor and inexperienced) which is my favorite way to play Shadowrun.  It started as a one-shot for a friend who was back in town but we had so much fun that we are having our third game tonight.

Among our characters are: a Troll ex-boxer and shark mentored alchemist, an actor looking for his big break, a fashionista elf, a kitsune shaman, and a few others.  A very wacky and diverse group, quite different from any of our other teams and collections of characters.  They are strong on the magic side of things and weak on tech, the reverse of our other group (PinkCat’s NorCal team).

Wish me luck for tonight.

And enjoy the 50th(!) issue of Seattle Scream.

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