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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Tom the Fanboy on Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:31 pm

Man, now I want to play Unknown Armies even more!
I keep seeing references to it all over the place but nobody else is interested except our Changeling the Lost storyteller, and she's still getting the hang of roleplaying and DMing despite the years we've been gaming with her.

Maybe I can borrow the books some time...
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Alina P on Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:28 pm

I've had a double-dose of Shadowrun goodness this week - not only are we ramping up for another dose of the Shadowrun storyline, but tonight was also the night that xaq brought back his old Shadowrun campaign. We're lucky enough to have two characters from his old campaign playing, which means that a bunch of the old plot that never got resolved can be carried forward into this new game. I'm especially excited about it, since I get to play my very first regular tabletop character - Willow, the biggest, greenest hippie you'll ever meet.

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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Narf the Mouse on Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:07 pm

...A hippie? In Shadowrun?

I've never played the game, but isn't that suicidal?
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Tom the Fanboy on Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:07 am

Narf the Mouse wrote:...A hippie? In Shadowrun?

I've never played the game, but isn't that suicidal?


Not if you're a shaman, or in elf lands.
*lives in Oregon*

I think your character is very pretty Alina. :shucks:
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Alina P on Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:33 pm

...A hippie? In Shadowrun?

I've never played the game, but isn't that suicidal?


It also helps if said hippie can fire a heavy machine gun one-handed, and is rather lax about that whole 'make love, not war' thing.

I think your character is very pretty Alina.


Thanks! She's got a pretty good charisma for a troll, so I wanted to try and make her a bit prettier than your average Trog. I think xaq's reaction upon seeing that sketch was "Cutest. Troll. Ever."
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Alina P on Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:36 pm

This is a very rough size and build chart for some of the different races in Shadowrun. It's not entirely accurate, but it was good enough for me to get a bit of a handle on just how much size different there would be between a gnome (like Twitch) and an average Troll (like Lenny).

From left to right, it reads "Gnome", "Human", "Troll", "Orc", "Elf".

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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Alina P on Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:00 pm

In our previous Shadowrun game, we had a gnome rigger named Spoons. She was great friends with my character, Willow the troll, and the two of them were the inspiration for so many of my Lenny and Twitch jokes. The size difference between the two of them was the source of a ton of funny moments in our chronicle, as was the tension between the "life is a video game" rigger and the tree-hugging eco-terrorist hippie. Spoons, if you hadn't already guessed, is the main inspiration for Twitch. However, Twitch is infinitely more likely to blow you up, while Spoons was infinitely more likely to accidentally shoot you with the harpoon gun on her R.V. Both are certifiably nuts.

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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Punstarr on Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:25 am

Gnome? Ok I'm confused now. I thought it was Dwarves. Are there optional rules for gnomes in SR? If so, where can I find em? That sounds interesting.
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Xaq on Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:31 am

Gnomes are a metahuman variant on Dwarves. You can find them in the Shadowrun Companion (at least, you could in 3rd Ed... I dunno what they're doing with 4th).
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Tom the Fanboy on Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:50 am

*squee*
OMG Alina, are all the runners in your game this adorable!?
I could just eat spoons up she's so cute!
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Narf the Mouse on Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:26 am

She does have a cute quality.

Probably kill you for saying that, though.
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Alina P on Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:17 pm

Here's the rest of the Shadowrun team (see, they're not all adorable ;) )

Clockwise from the top left, we have Caleo, a Mouse Shaman; Spoons, the gnomish Rigger; Kanshi, a Physical Adept with ties to the Yakuza; two very bad drawings of Silhouette, our amnesiac ninja elf-poser; and Blitzkrieg, ex-military hardass and the team's leader.

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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Narf the Mouse on Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:26 am

Dangerous.
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Tom the Fanboy on Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:08 pm

OK some maybe they're not all "adorable"....
But you've gotta admit that elf posers are cute.
They're like little puppies pretending to be big bad guard dogs!
"Awwww, they think they're worthy of a noble elven souls and the inherent understanding of the wyrld's mysteries that come with it! Silly little guys!" :lol:
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Alina P on Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:28 pm

This is Willow's gun - "Little Jimmy". He's a custom built light machine gun that she modified herself. (She has another gun - a Defiance Short shotgun that she wears like sidearm, but she doesn't fuss over it nearly as much.) She gave it gas-venting, a weighted barrel, a custom grip, and just to top it off, made it proportional to herself so it wouldn't look like she was lugging around a little Nerf gun. (Though, she's since added a bayonet as well.)

I was looking at the stats for a Troll-sized weapon, and trying to figure out exactly how big Little Jimmy would be in comparison to an average pistol. You can see the pistol just below him for a good comparison of size. All I can say it - yikes.

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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Ferret on Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:55 am

She is the cutest troll ever. Aww..

I gotta play me some Shadow Run.
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Faolan on Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:32 am

Now THAT is a firearm! I have GOT to play some Shadowrun in the near future.
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Narf the Mouse on Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:26 pm

I've been thinking of picking up the book, partly because of this strip.
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Tom the Fanboy on Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:29 pm

Do it Narf! If enough of us play Shadowrun then maybe we can get a game started on the forum!

LOL! Maybe xaq can run it! :lol:
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Re: Sketchbook Sundays!

Postby Thunderhowl on Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:44 am

I'd be down for that. I can bust out one of my old Ork street sams or Phys Ads!
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