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From: Simon and Fiona sfuller@******.com.au
Subject: Run Ideas and a Small Request for Help.
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 16:50:05 +1100
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From: Bira <ra002585@**.unicamp.br>
To: shadowrn@*********.com <shadowrn@*********.com>
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2000 2:04 PM
Subject: Run Ideas and a Small Request for Help.



>
> The next one I'm going to run by my players involves getting
>into an extremely protected "suburban paradise" which houses the
>top-notch employees of a big mediacorp. One of the reporters living
>there (a very famous one, by the way) has some information which in his
>computer which the Johnson wants, so they must break into the snoop's
>house, get the info and get out.
>
> This is going to be the first serious security system which
>they'll have to face, and it has to be one which will thoroughly hose
>the whole team should they decide to go in guns blazing (as has been the
>case up until now).
>
> The main features I thought up are a four meter tall
>concrete/plasteel wall surrounding the whole complex, topped with
>monowire in a V-shaped configuration that makes it very difficult to
>climb, and maybe electrified. The main access for the inhabitants is a
>private subway tunnel linking them to the workplace, and the streets are
>watched by cameras and patrolled by drones at night.
>
> Should a hostage situation arise during the mission, the
>security rigger in charge of all this can fill the house up with
>knockout gas (a precious little thing which I have been ignoring as of
>late. No more :) ).
>
> Any more fun additions? :)
>
>
How about throwing a young child into the mix? Kids always complicate
things, even imaginary ones are much harder to shoot than adults. Maybe the
kid doesn't even raise an alarm, I read about a 4 year old who quite
helpfully aided robbers to clear out his parents' house while said parents
slept, the robbers having given the excuse that they were friends of daddy,
and daddy said it was ok to borrow some stuff, but don't bother waking him.
Such a child would be a witness to the crime, and may give some amazingly
accurate descriptions to the authorities. On top of all this, gas and drugs
that safely send an adult off to slumberland would kill a young child in
short order.
You could also add a very large rottweiler that is guarding the property,
but also happens to be the kid's much-adored pet. That would really make the
runners squirm if they just offed the attack dog.
Unless, of course, your team typically play gung-ho, murder to the max
sickos who wouldn't think twice about murdering infants. Unfortunately they
do exist.

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