Downtime #001
By Blackjack [Blackjack's Shadowrun Page: www.BlackjackSR.com] [Blackjack@BlackjackSR.com] [@BlackjackSRx]

Posted: 2020-01-05

DEAD

Shotgun Blast To The Face

Deceased Raye Responsible Brenda McCuddles
Profession Street Samurai Profession Convenience Store Clerk
Gender Male Gender Female
Metarace Human Metarace Dwarf

Attempted to rob a Stuffer Shack while high on Pink Bunny BTLs.  Clerk had time enough to walk to her car, pull a AS-7 out of the trunk, load it with a drum, put on a bandolier from the trunk, walk back in, and feed at least 48 rounds of buckshot into him.  The police described the scene as 'very slippery'.

NEW IN TOWN

Name Latoya Chang

She was a full body cybersurgeon until she decided to specialize in dentistry. Seems to be able to fit anything from compartments to sensors into teeth.

Profession Dentist
Gender Female
Metarace Elf
Name Greatgrunt

Picks fights in bars and always wins. Hey, if you want to elevate your status as a badass, kick this guy's ass.  He's into starting bar fights and always, and I mean always, ends up walking out the front door with a drink in his hand and a smile on his face.

Profession Former Urban Brawler
Gender Male
Metarace Troll
Name Scarlett Has God on her side while gambling apparently.  Still wears her full habit, black tinted with deep hints of crimson.  Either an incredible strategist or actually guided by the hand of God, Scarlett still prays while kicking your ass at Texas Hold Em.
Profession Former Nun
Gender Female
Metarace Human

HELP WANTED

World renowned crime analyst Rozella Royston is looking for a guest for her Crime In The Shadows course at, huh, Stevenson's Community College. Ah, I see she's world renowned for being consistently wrong about pretty much everything, which explains the who community college gig. Anyway, it's a quick 1,000¥ to answer questions from a class taught by a woman who apparently believes crime is mostly caused by purple aliens disguised as mages paid discreetly by a Amazonia dragon that has been dead for over 20 years.

Drug testing fun for profit!  It requires someone with orthoskin and just involves showing up at a drug lab (middle of the dregs; not a straight up illegal operation but also one that doesn't exactly want to raise their banner) and slap on a newfangled AISA patch.  And then try to shoot, run, calculate and communicate while tripping balls. Or, half balls as they tell me.  The patch is supposed to release half the power but for twice as long and, most importantly, friggin end shortly after the patch is removed.  Should only take a day or two, and 2,500¥ ain't bad.

If you're in the mood for a little deep sewer Undernet troubleshooting, the Collective is shelling out 50¥ an hour for general troubleshooting and maintenance of their router network and repairing minor damage from a recent Undernet microdrone strike.  And, yeah, it's not much, but at best you're looking at a few sewer rats and the occasional rogue gang member to deal with.  Runner escorts are also welcomed and but at the reduced rate of 25¥.  Hey, this is a good chance to network and considering the routers are normally maintained by charity, getting paid at all is an anomaly. 

PARTICIPANT ENTERTAINMENT

BlockChop: Neck Breaker Race
With a 20 kilometer course, and a turn at every block, this edition of the race is twice as long as the old and consists of 250 individual turns over 200 square kilometers of the Sticks. Turn off that grid link and throw yourself into a race that previously resulted in 39 arrests, 22 deaths and only 10 riggers who finished the race. This is about speed and control, not combat, so don't be a dick. Drones and hacked cams will bring the action to all 22 citywide BlockChop bars and 40 associated garages. 50¥ cover to watch at the bar, 1,500¥ to enter and now a prize of 125,000¥ for the winner, as well as a fully restored BMW Blitzen 2052 Limited Edition. And for second and third: Absofuckinglutely nothing! Well, except for the bragging rights that you were able to actually finish.

The Steel Focus: Blades And Barriers Bash Battle
Get to building that circle or lodge, pull out those power up spells, and get ready to back your chosen spellcaster in a Blade And Barrier battle for a 20,000¥ prize. Yes, it's a 1,000¥ cover to watch in person, but we got the whole center of the club open and clear for the action. The blades may be blunt, but the action is real, with each team focusing their energies on their chosen's speed, agility, armor and shields in a battle royale of incredible spectacle until only one team's fighter remains standing. Healers, of course, will be standing by, cuz the night is about skill, power and honor above all. And, of course, a variety of reagent infused ales and wines for those watching, all included in the cover.

TRID AND SIM

Jesus Verses
Scripture meets foe in another showdown between self-proclaimed messiah Jesus O'Brian and a foe of biblical proportions.  Or, at least, biblical reference.  This stream's passage: Exodus 37:5 which mentions the word 'bear'.  Ok, not the animal bear, but apparently Jesus is running out of ideas.  In any case, tune in to watch our Lord and Savior bring down this massive beast.  But don't worry!  If he loses . . . he'll still be back next week!

Fabulous Falls
Helma Alves continues to wow her fans in the Down The Stairs category, staying conscious after descending head over heals down the beautiful 50 stairs of the Grande ballroom at the Bellmont Resort. But can she survive Metro Station 29? It'll be tough, by so is Helma’s skull!

NORTH AMERICAN SHADOW SPORTS

Mixed Team Combat Collective [MTCC]
Team Slink vs Team Avalon at New Kingston
Team Sawbone vs Team Wolverine at Mérida
Team Rumor vs Team Wasteland at Corpus Christi
Team Perpetuity vs Team Axle at Memphis
Team Doomstorm vs Team Naught at Los Angeles

Chromed Combat Association [CCA]
Team Butcher vs Team Centurion at Memphis
Team Glover vs Team Clockwork at Buffalo
Team Exterminator vs Team Gray at Atlanta
Team Shaolin  vs Team Tremble at Vancouver
Team Glum vs Team Steelbinder at Indianapolis
Physad Ultimate Combat Organization [PUCO]
Team Angelic vs Team Criticalstrike at Spokane
Team Meatblade vs Team Bloodhands at Green Bay
Team Criticalstrike vs Team Downfury at Los Angeles
Team Hyena vs Team Gutpunch at FDC
MercWar Pact [MWP]
Team Ragnarok vs Team Burster at Portland
Team Bluff vs Team Kaboom at Vancouver
Team Raunch vs Team Demoncannon at San Francisco
Team Spear vs Team Assault at Ottawa
Team Opposition vs Team Sergeant at Matanza
Rigger Combat Coalition [RCC]
Team Chase vs Team Rattle at Cincinnati
Team Slick vs Team Trail at Tenochtitlán
Team Ravine vs Team Wake at Orlando
Team Wake vs Team Draft at Memphis
Open Matrix Decker League [OMDL]
Team Ultra vs Team Fetch at Kitmat
Team Burned vs Team Gatekeeper at Dominica
Team Cascade vs Team Disruption at Hartford
Team Engineer vs Team Gatekeeper at Sioux Falls
Team Routine vs Team Ultra at Winnipeg
Technomancer Combat Concord [TCC]
Team Immortal vs Team Doctrine at Saskatoon
Team Nimbus vs Team Obscure at Cienfuegos
Team Centauri vs Team Darklord at Baltimore
Team Daedalus vs Team Eridani at Boston
Team Endless vs Team Sublime at Houston
Spellcaster Combat Alliance [SCA]
Team Glamour vs Team Smolder at Cara’Sir
Team Thunderbird vs Team Windwinter at Cheyenne
Team Karma vs Team Misty at Matanza
Team Masquerade vs Team Windwinter at Oakland
Team Spellgun vs Team Tarragon at Cienfuegos
Conjuring Combat Union (CCU)
Team Guru vs Team Dragontooth at Green Bay
Team Borderland vs Team Youngblood at Philadelphia
Team Dirge vs Team Borderland at St. Louis
Team Skyheart vs Team Runemight at Vancouver
Team Shine vs Team Grave at Chicago
Genetic Expression Competition Partnership (GECP]
Team Maw vs Team Crow at New Orleans
Team Hellhound vs Team Foxtrot at Montreal
Team Rabid vs Team Hydrius at Detroit
Team Cocoon vs Team Cavefly at Sacramento
Team Crow vs Team Hydrius at Havana

NORTH AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Combat Biker League [CBL]
San Francisco Knights vs Denver Spirits at Denver
Baltimore Spartans vs San Carlos Tarpans at San Carlos
Los Angeles Sabers vs San Diego Rangers at San Diego
Baltimore Spartans vs Denver Spirits at Denver
Miami Jaguars vs Cara’Sir Thorns at Cara’Sir
Urban Brawl League [UBL]
Denver Thunderheads vs Boston Massacre at Boston
Detroit Nightmares vs Cleveland Chaos at Cleveland
Norfolk Battlers vs Portland Paladins at Portland
Havana Guerrillas vs Pine Ridge Arrows at Pine Ridge
Manhattan Slashers vs Montreal Assassins at Montreal

Unified Football League [UFL]
San Francisco 49ers vs Buffalo Bills at Buffalo
Richmond Raiders vs Baltimore Ravens at Baltimore
Sacramento Chargers vs Green Bay Packers at Green Bay
New Orleans Saints vs Oklahoma Oilers at Oklahoma
Seattle Seahawks vs FDC Chieftains at FDC

Major League Baseball [MLB]
San Diego Jaguars vs Houston Astros at Houston
Guantanamo Roughnecks vs Montreal Expos at Montreal
Havana Lions vs Oakland Whales at Oakland
Chicago Cubs vs Kansas City Royals at Kansas City
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins at Miami
Unified Basketball Association [UBA]
Toronto Horsemen vs Ottawa Diplomats at Ottawa
New Orleans Jazz vs Brooklyn Nets at Brooklyn
Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks at Atlanta
Detroit Pistons vs Provo Mountaineers at Provo
Sacramento Kings vs San Francisco Cavaliers at San Francisco
Unified Hockey League [UHL]
New Jersey Devils vs Kansas City Jets at Kansas City
Brooklyn Rangers vs Edmonton Stars at Edmonton
Minneapolis Hunters vs FDC Capitals at FDC
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Kansas City Jets at Kansas City
Manhattan Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres at Buffalo

Major League Soccer [MLS]
Edmonton Dragons vs Dallas Oilers at Dallas
Boston Revolution vs Ottawa Arsenal at Ottawa
Manhattan Lightning vs Miami Unified at Miami
Montreal Tireurs vs Atlanta Thrashers at Atlanta
Pueblo Grantee vs San Francisco Breakers at San Francisco