|From:||Michael Broadwater <mbroadwa@*******.GLENAYRE.COM>|
|Subject:||Re: A Plea! (GenCon 96 tournament) [ot]|
|Date:||Thu, 23 Jan 1997 09:49:37 -0600|
>On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, Mike Mulvihill (FASA) wrote:
>> Last GenCon we ran a Shadowrun Tournament about 100 people played and in
>> end there was a winning team. The winners had their picture taken at our
>> booth but no one wrote down their names. If you won this tournament or know
>> who did please e-mail directly (again let's not take up valuable mailing
>> space). I would need your name and the character you played (name/race
>> Please feel free to post this on other services/mailing list or the
>> Thanks -
>> Mike Mulvihill
>> Shadowrun Line Developer
>How do you win a Shadowrun tournament? Do you have to kill and maim
>everyone else's characters or something along the same lines?
Easy, you have to role play well and, apparently, follow a set of
instructions that they don't give you at the beginning (for example, follow
you're orders to the letter, and don't make up stuff.)
Sorry, I guess I'm still bitter about it. I pulled off what I feel to be a
great manuever(I world-renowned terrorist/assassin who was on the "Do Not
Admit" list got in, and I managed to distract him from meeting with
Dunkelzahn for quite some time), role played well, but didn't make it past
the first round. Ah well, I'm sure the people who did continue on deserved
For anyone's interest, the run was very cool. You were part of a team of
respectable (gasp!) runners hired by the SS to help guard on of the
Inauguration Day parties. Unfortunately, it happened to be the one that
Dunkelzahn's car blew up at after leaving.
I was wondering, Mike, could you kind of give a brief description of the
other adventures that went on for that tournament? I mean, what did the
runners do in the second and third times?
Well, I would suggest that, if you go to GenCon, you join this tournament.
It's a chance to play Sr with good GM's (and GenCon, despite being big,
somewhat lacks those) and meet some fellow Sr players that you wouldn't
normally meet. I know I'm going to give it another shot this year. (Only
29 weeks to go!)
"I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck."
-- Rob Pike, commenting on The X Window System