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Message no. 1
From: Asher Rosenberg <asrosenberg@******.COM>
Subject: Re: "Speed" Samurai. (was Quiet List)
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 1996 00:51:01 +0000
On 1 Nov 96 at 23:12, Steven A. Tinner wrote:

> Seriously though I do have one idea I want to run by everyone,
> <SNIP Disclaimer about not advocating drugs.>
> I am about to embark on an experiment.
> I am going to run a truly tragic, pathetic, and for all intents and
> purposes - EVIL character in a Shadowrun game.
> His name is Harmacy (rhymes with Pharmacy - for obvious reasons)
> He is what I am tentatively calling a "Speed" Samuari, or a chemical
> Samurai. Rather than use bioware or cyberware to gain an edge,
> he uses drugs and chemicals.
> Harmacy will make extensive use of the Lone Star combat drug Jazz, as
> well as the booster drug Kamikaze

Personally, I think that this is a very interesting idea. If you
haven't done so yet, you might also consider using some of the more
interesting drugs listed in Plastic Warriors.
(Schwatzerenine (sp?) in particular)

I see drug use in SR as being in the same category as things like
Move-by-Wire and Cybermancy: It's possible, but it's generally not
considered a good thing to do to your character :-).

OTOH, Harmancy would have two advantages over a "normal" character
with Move By Wire or some other self destructive characteristic:
1) Drug Addiction CAN be beaten. It's tough, but Harmancy could reform
himself and clean himself up.
2) Letting a player run a character like this would be a problem if the player
gets attatched to the character, but the rest of the group hates his guts
and the GM thinks the character is beyond redemption.
He, however will be an NPC, so the GM could get rid of him
relatively easily if he feels the character is hopeless.

<SNIP comments about why he's doing this>
> Is this too dark for Shadowrun?
Is that possible? :-)
Message no. 2
From: Spike <u5a77@*****.CS.KEELE.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: "Speed" Samurai. (was Quiet List)
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 1996 12:54:13 +0000
|<SNIP comments about why he's doing this>
|> Is this too dark for Shadowrun?
|Is that possible? :-)

Errrr. Is there a limit of how dark shadowrun can get???????
|u5a77@*****| |
|Andrew Halliwell | "ARSE! GERLS!! DRINK! DRINK! DRINK!!!" |
|Principal subjects in:- | "THAT WOULD BE AN ECUMENICAL MATTER!...FECK!!!! |
|Comp Sci & Electronics | - Father Jack in "Father Ted"
|GCv3.1 GCS/EL>$ d---(dpu) s+/- a- C++ U N++ K- w-- M+/++ PS+++ PE- Y t+ 5++ |
|X+/++ R+ tv+ b+ D G e>PhD h/h+ !r! !y-|I can't say F**K either now! >*SULK*<|

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