So the combat test scenario from Shadowrun was run. Didn’t turn into the shootout fest that those games end, but was quite amusing! So as a quick summary…
Four gangers busted into a late night convenience store, trying to get some convenient cash. Unfortunately those meddling PCs were there to give them hell.
The leader, a ratty guy with stringy hair and a torn jacket found himself given quite a headache, then after taking the cashier hostage, wondering why his gun was rusting apart from Animi’s spell. He decided in anger to try to shoot Tom-Tom anyways, after getting shot himself by Tom-Tom, bad mistake. Gun go boom, leaving him running like a little girl in the end.
A crazed bat wielding goon behind him scored an incredible 22 init roll for being a mook
. But mostly was threatening the wrong people. After scoring a can of pringles to the face, he was treated to Tom-Tom’s pistol between the eyes. He decided perhaps, ya know, he should check other job prospects.
A crazy kung fu girl did just about nothing, nimbly dodging the tidal wave of cans from Animi’s Decay spell on a shelf early in the show down. Otherwise she talked tough, but with guns exploding and shelves falling over and all kinds of weird shit, and more than one guy and gal with a gun, she was sick of this craziness.
The loony short skirt and long knife wielding bimbo ended up most threatening, getting in a crazed duel with Tefnut. Both traded a wound each before Cammy’s good ol’ MIND CRUSH stopped that mook in a hurry. Somehow she waded a sea of cans with high heels, anger does inspire you apparently.
And thus tests for paradox, gunfire, and wackiness ensued. The sea of cans was parted… er wait, no, they just got kicked around more. Bosco was… thankful, but decided you guys should go before your bad luck causes the store to collapse or something. Seriously, he thinks you guys are probably bad luck now =D
And it’s all non canon! So no wounds stay or other uses of equipment. Characters are free to adjust their spread of stats as well, and also get 1 XP! So Tom-Tom can know Spanish now, crazy!
I have an official ‘first run’ test adventure! Long term Shadowrunners may or may not recognize it, but I’ll be perverting it all I can. Current idea: Animi wants to setup the sanctum as a warehouse near the ocean as I recall… well, I’m sure there’s this Free Council guy with the perfect spot… he just has a really, simple little errand he needs you to run first…
Next session is semi-canon. Bad things don’t stay. if it all goes awry it’s, just a dream. Otherwise it’s sort of the ‘noodle incident’ of the party, may be their first team working together. Otherwise, if you see me before hand and have rules questions, ask ‘em! I was a bit tired, so I did goof a few rules, mostly involving ‘resolve’ like stats. Think Tefnut should have had another dice on her last attack, as crazy bimbo should have had no defense. Forgot to add resist stat to one dice pool.
The big question: For the most part, did combat make sense, and everyone had a rough idea of what was where. I know map-less combat is a touch more confusing, but lets everyone be a bit more loose and open in actions, and is one less thing for me to worry about, letting me just concentrate on describing the crazy antics.