Shadowrun Geek Code
As developed on the ShadowRN Listserv
Identifier tag: SRGC
Contributors (in no particular order):
HOW WE PLAY:
SRx (where x identifies the edition in question):
For Example: someone who has played second edition Shadowrun but doesn't really like
for it would denote this as "SR2-".
|The ultimate Shadowrun rules!
|They got it just about right with this edition.
|I'm indifferent to the rules of this edition.
|I don't really like this edition.
|This edition sucks drek!
|I almost vowed never to play Shadowrun again after I'd experienced this edition!
|I've never played this edition, and don't want to either!
|What? There's a new edition out and nobody told me?
| You mean people still use FASA's rules?!?
| We have more house rules than official ones
| FASA left a lot of holes, and we've used a lot of putty
| Our house rules add a little flavour to the game
| We only have a couple of house rules. More guidelines, really.
| I won't play with house rules.
| House rules are really just cheating.
|How dare you imply that FASA's rules aren't perfect!
| I am Jill Lucas.
| I own *everything* SR published by FASA
|I have a couple of sourcebooks, and maybe an adventure or two
|I have the main book, and Street Samurai Catalog
|I have the main book
|I remember most of my friend's copy
|I looked over it a few times at Waldenbooks, and make up the rest
|Umm, they're made out of paper, right?
|I thought they were just novels
|Sourcebooks are just another way for elitists to show off, Fight the system!
|Not only was I in line, but I'm below 100!
|I've got one, but I either had to wait in line forever or hack the HTML on the web sale.
|Got one, don't ask how.
|I caught a glimpse of it once, and I'd do anything for it.
|Of course a hardcover would be nice, but I don't need it.
|Eh, doesn't really matter to me.
|Why do I need a BABY? I have a 1st Edition Hardcover!
|"What's a BABY?"
|"Frag off with your elitist BABYs!"
|List your actual BABY number, if you choose.
|Bought it when it came out, won't part with it for anything.
|I finally got a hold of it, took me 3 years, but I have it.
|You have the UB? I'll sell you my firstborn.
|UB is old hat, but it would fit well in my collection.
|Bugs suck, Chicago sucks, don't want it.
|I am Harlequin and shall shape the world!!!!
|IEs are awesome...they are behind everything...
|The Immortal Elves are pretty cool. They'll probably show up now and then in my game.
|Immortal Elves, huh? Sounds typical for fantasy elves...
|The Immortal Elves are okay, but WAY overused.
|The entire Immortal Elf thing should never have happened.
|If you even think Immortal Elves within earshot I'll rip your head off.
|I stubbornly refuse to get dragged into the entire Immortal Elf debate.
|Immortal Elves? There are Immortal Elves????
|I'm a ShadowRN Admin.
|I'm a member of ShadowRN GridSec.
|I read all my mail and post at least once a day.
|I read most of my mail and post fairly regularly.
|I'm a list member.
|I'm a lurker.
|I subscribed once but couldn't keep up with the email.
Other Lists can be indicates as follows:
|Any other List/Forum/Etc.
|I run a major fixture of Shadowrun on the web (The Archive, the
Webring, Shadowland, Deep Resonance, Blackjack's page, FASA's site etc)
|My site is well known and popular (BKK, HHH, TSS, UOL, Magespace etc)
|I've got lots of good original stuff but my site's not as popular as it
|I've posted a couple of character sheets and a few links
|I mention Shadowrun in my list of hobbies.
|My page's Shadowrun section should be up any day now...
|Nope, no SR stuff here, but check out my custom Omni-Mechs.
|I wouldn't give free hype space to SR if FASA paid me! AD&D Rules!!
|I am R. Talsorian.
|I don't even have a website.
|What's an "SR Website?"
This section is under possible revision.
|I am Fastjack
|Captain Chaos asks me for advice
|The matrix is everything I need
|I think deckers are cool
|Deckers can be useful at times
|Deckers are a pain in the backside
|Deckers make good cannon fodder
|I kill every decker I come across
Other character types follow the same pattern with the following code letters. There are so many character types, I would recommend only commenting where you feel really strongly about a character type.
|Human's are an allowed character type?!?
|Most of my characters are metahuman
|Metahumans are cool, I even play one now and then
|Metahuman/human...what's the difference...
|I tend toward human characters
|Metahumans are to unbalanced...I doubt I'll ever play one
|I wear pointed ears around my neck...
Greater detail can be provided using the following:
An example of how this detail may be used is as a modifier to the original. For example: m--(e+++) would be "Metas suck, except elves - they're really cool!".
PERSONAL PLAY STYLE:
|The original EvilGM (TM)
|My campaigns are legends in my town.
|I've been told I am a pretty good GM
|I've gamemastered from time to time
|I tend to avoid gamemastering, it's not as much fun as playing.
|I'm a lousy gamemaster...I pity the player that gets me to GM.
|Gamemastering SUCKS. No way I'll take on that much work.
|Has anyone seen where I put the nukes?
|Milspec isn't good enough for me...
|I occasionally go overboard on a character.
|Wiz gear is cool.
|If it fits the character concept, I'll go for the good stuff.
|I never powergame. Every character has at least 3-4 pages of well thought out background.
|I've written deep novels about my characters and feel vaguely ill when standing near a Munchkin.
Frequency/Intensity of Play
|I don't come out of character long enough to go to class/work
|I live/eat/breathe SR
|SR is my primary social outlet
|I have a regular group and we play on weekends
|I don't play as often as I'd like
|I haven't actually played in years
|I know some folks who have played SR
|I don't actually play SR
|I play, but only by e-mail/IRC
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