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From: David Buehrer dbuehrer@******
Subject: Look DVixen! I Posted A Story! :-)
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 11:25:46 -0600 (MDT)
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David D. West wrote:
/ Don't ask me why the Johnson still paid out. Why, might you say? Because
/ this incident actually occurred during a game session, and yet the
/ players were still paid by the Johnson.

<grin> A story based on a fictional event that happened in RL. That's a

Okay, as far as a RL gaming session goes I'll take it at face value.
Lord knows I've played in plenty of games where we (the players) got
away with some pretty stupid things :)

However, as fiction I think it would work better as a spring board for
a short story, changing the deal with the Johnson to reflect something
that should have happened. As a reader who's played a lot of Shadowrun I
figured this was a reflection of a RL event. But a clueless reader would
wonder why the Johnson was wasting money.

In case you want to re-write it, here's some ideas that burbled in my
head. You could have a lot of fun with the characters as they bitch
about how, "this isn't what it's like in the Trids." Maybe trim the
team down in the first combat, to the 4-5 core characters as they learn
to become real runners. Then maybe end the whole story by the ones
that are left getting hired for a second job by the same Johnson and
his mental comments on how proffesional and smart they are.

/ There was actually 12 people on the team, not 10. I was at another table
/ with another of the team the whole time.

Man, I wish I coulda seen that. Did the team manage to complete the
adventure on their own, or did the GM bend over backwards again to
accomodate them?




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