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So since my attempts at running a play-by-post SR game have always failed and the communal RP attempts seem doomed to fail as well, I'm trying out a Quest-based approach this time. Fingers crossed that it will fare better. I've been on a SR binge for a while now, playing some excellent fan-made modules for SRF Director's Cut and SR:HK, plus re-reading the lore books, so I'm positive that this will not fizzle out immediately. I hope. Maybe. Who knows?
This will similar but not identical to the Strike Witches Quest. Instead of a single protagonist, there will be a party of Shadowrunners that forumites get to guide. Once the decision on the theme of the quest has been made, I'll open the floor for suggestions on character archetypes to incorporate. I'll create them in Chummer and actually use SR 4th Edition rules to play things out.
Without further ado, you dear readers need to decide the theme. Options are:
-White hat & pink mohawk
-Black hat & pink mohawk
-White hat & mirrorshades
-Black hat & mirrorshades
-White hat & black trenchcoat
-Black hat & black trenchcoat
White and black hat determine whether the party is good-aligned or evil-aligned. White hat Runners are akin to Robin Hood and while they will undoubtedly break the law, use violence and personally benefit, they do have a moral compass to follow and they won't take any job. Black hat Runners gladly accept wet work if the price is right, don't care about collateral damage and are more nihilistic and selfish about their methods and goals.
Pink Mohawk, Mirrorshades and Black Trenchcoat determine the "wackiness" level of the world. Shadowrun supports different playstyles. Games in Pink Mohawk style focus more on the punk side of things and the world is more fantastic - think of Mad Max. Black Trenchcoat is more "realistic" and gritty style - think of Ocean's Eleven. Mirrorshades is the middle compromise - think of Matrix.
These choices will determine the sort of Runners the party will be made up of and what type of jobs they will undertake. Note that Black Trenchcoat doesn't mean that magic and dragons do not exist - it just means that they are more rare.