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Cyberpunk 2038-Corporate Wars

Cyberpunk 2038-Corporate Wars

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This is Night City. There is an appeared truce between the big corporations but like everything in Night City it is all for appearance. Behind the scenes works a group of individuals who, for the right price will do whatever job the corps want done.

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Introduction

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The year is 2038.

Night City is the city to live in and if you don’t live there you travel from around the world to party there. You can buy anything in its upscale stores or find anything else in its illegal, underground markets.

The city is a hotbed of activity. Whether you are into the latest flash, the newest music or the cutting edge tech Night City has it all. Everyone who is anyone and those striving for more live here.

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CKSD is a company that fulfills the role of specialized dirty work. It sends out teams to do the things that the corporations can't do themselves. Plant evidence? Done. Swipe blueprints, lab results or any other information? Done. Kidnapping? Done. Assassination? Done. You name it and they have the team to do it.

They don’t exist to the public. The police have heard rumours but can’t find any clear evidence to their existence or activity. The corporations on the other hand know that they exist to do their dirty work. CKSD has a strict no details, no paper trail policy and for a corporation’s purposes they are ideal.

This is where you come in. You are part of a team in CKSD Inc. Maybe you were a former soldier with a great shot or knack with explosives. Maybe a former cop with lots of contacts on both sides of the law. A reporter with the inside scoop on everything.

No matter who you are or what your background if you are good at what you do, covering your tracks and keeping your mouth shut then you are perfect for the team.

Led by an unseen Board of Directors CKSD is who the all the corporations, big and small turn to. Even gangs and individuals who have the money can hire CKSD to do what they need and the teams don't fail. You are recruited and answer to George Delaney. George makes sure every contract CKSD takes on can be completed as requested or they don't take the contract.

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Arasaka, Militech and Biotechnica have a strained relationship but at the moment there is a well kept peace. To the public there is no threat of war between them, no fighting and they know that this image is good for profit. They are global corporations and they are in the business of knowing a happy public pays good money for the newest thing.

Of course behind the scenes is a different story. As always, each company and their subsidiaries are always doing research and always trying to get their product out before the rest. While publically they can’t be linked to espionage, sabotage or kidnappings that doesn’t mean they don’t happen.

This is where you and CKSD fit into life in Night City.

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Make your character make sense. Have a well detailed personality and history. As a GM I like to use your backgrounds in the main plot so the more you give me to work with the more inclusive it will feel.

Remember you can have neuroimplants, cybernetics and what not but they do have an effect on you. If you are 85% machine then I expect you to be less empathetic/sympathetic.

A good starting point for anyone making a character is the original Cyberpunk 2020 roleplaying game.

Any questions please feel free to ask me.

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Basic RPG Rules apply.
Make your character gritty and as realistic as you can but also keep in mind that we are set in 2038 and technology has advanced. Play with that as you like but don't go over the top.
Don't be afraid to collaborate with others. Think character over action, though there is action. What's the point of being hired professionals if you aren't allowed to get your hands dirty?

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George and Xanthos

Xanthos marked the woman as she came through the door and scoped the place out for him. She was good, but he was just damned good enough to spot her anyway. As the woman approached him he gave her a thorough look-over as he tipped his sprite and crown, finishing the drink. She was the most stiff you could be without looking unnatural. One of those 'all business' kinda gals.

After the approach she gave him the details of the job, an escort mission. Guys back in the corps joked about escort missions being shit, but there was always a bit of silver lining when you killed to protect, as opposed to killing for death's sake. Not that he discriminated in dealing out life terminations.

Xan kept his voice low. "Violated? That's rough for a silky gal. I'll get the job done, just know one thing, I fulfill the contract. She will get out. Even if that means I have to knock her panicky ass unconscious and carry her over my shoulder." He thought about losing the love of his life recently, this woman had gone through the same thing as him. Except he hadn't been raped afterward. A bit of sympathy registered for a moment, so he motioned to the waitress for another drink, staring at her ass in the tight latex pants she was wearing. His eyes returned to George, no reaction to him checking out the gal. She was definitely business.

"I'd ask you to join me, but it looks like you're about to get out of here. Surprised you would hire me for a party job considering I just got out of rehab, better hope I don't go balls out at the party." Xan smiled and took a drink, returning his attention to the waitress, half expecting his employer to be halfway out the door already.

He would give Cat a call after he got drunk, maybe even pretend it was a sex-line call first.

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Antony slides his cards back to the dealer as he lets this next hand slide, before typing back to Cat. "Let him get the next two hands, I want him happy for what I'm about to propose." Antony didn't really like the man, but Master B was a merc like himself and so were his friends. So that meant he was in like minded company and that a certain kind of dialog could be opened.

All he was waiting for was for Master B to open the door and he could slip his foot in.

For all that its worth, Antony's patience was paying off. The hands at the game were going well and it was good that B was getting his hopes up. Besides there wasn't much of the term disposable income that Antony didn't know. He offered to buy a strip club this morning and just the day before he purchased five hundred shares of two combined pharmaceutical giants. It was always his way to spend money and even though George insisted of paying back what he spends on the job, it bothered Antony to spend money that he did not feel he had earned. A quark that he felt was one of his better angles.

Master B broke the silence of the next few hands like Antony thought he would and he could see the door swing wide. "So if you like us, what the hell are you doing in here? I doubt this is just for the fun of it.." He could see Master B was honest in the question, but the hand he kept below the table indicated that he was ready for an uncharacteristic response.

Antony smirked for a moment before putting his cards on the table and letting the dealer take them. "I am just a man, looking for my next big deal." Master B tilted his head and arched his eyebrow before stating. "Go on.." Antony leaned in on the table and smiled. "I've been in this city for four years now and honestly, getting rather tired of this little pissing contest between the Corps. They don't offer me a challenge and don't pay damn well near enough that suits my taste. So I've been contacting other operators in the city to find a bone."

Master B leans back and looks Antony over again before asking. "And you just happen to come find me.. right?" Antony could tell he did have some interest invested in the conversation. "Actually my contacts in the TrT happened to tell me about your run in with a mister Lizard.. a man that I've been wanting to put a bullet in for the last two years." Master B chuckled a bit for that moment as he asked "So he screwed you over on pay as well? Bastard learned what happens when you ship your garbage in my turf and don't pay the tole." Everyone starts to laugh for a moment, Antony does as well, joining in on the festivities. Seeing as he did think the whole instance was rather funny.

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Isaac sighed, pulling his shotgun up into one arm and flipping several of the switches on the stock. The feed in his eye shut down and sent another wave of test patterns across his vision as it did so, making him grimace again as he tossed the shotgun carefully into the room behind him. He didn't hear it hit anything apparently delicate, nor did the test patterns return to show it was reactivated, so Isaac quickly reached back into his jacket and made the pistol as safe as he could in the limited time he had before crazed EMTs with guns shot him full of holes for being an "obstacle", and tossed it in with the shotgun. He hoped this would be enough to keep himself relatively bullet free but a certain part of Isaac knew that he'd be walking a fine line between concerned onlooker and suspicious ganger.

As the Trauma Team kicked the door in an attempt to open it, Isaac reached into his back pocket and pulled out his wallet. Inside was a few crumpled bills, a business card for the man that apparently ran a few of the carts Isaac frequented, half a stick of gum, and a white card with a pair of intersecting T's embossed on each side. He pulled out the card and tossed it towards the woman on the floor with one hand while returning the wallet to his pocket with the other. "That ain't the police, that's Trauma Team. They wouldn't be here if I was just gonna kill you, alright? Just do me a favor and stay calm; they're gonna ask you a lot of questions about who you are and if that card belongs to you. You need to answer yes to every question they ask about your identity, okay? That's gonna be the only way we can get you fixed up, 'cause I know fuck-all about medicine and I'd honestly just make your problem even worse. Do you understand me? We don't have a lot of time until-" Isaac said calmly before the door being blown open interrupted him.

Working quickly, the members of Trauma Team rushed into the apartment with guns raised. Ostensibly, they had the guns to protect the patients from being injured further by other people. Realistically, they used the guns to boost their already impressive customer base by way of just shooting whatever bystanders happened to look a little sketchy and then charging them to stop them from dying. Isaac had been at the business end of a few bullet giveaways when he ran with Aunty's boys before he learned to listen for the sirens they used and sprint as hard as possible in the opposite direction, but unfortunately that wasn't an option here. His last action before throwing his hands up in the air was to take his phone out of his pocket and tap a few buttons, one of which muted the sound coming out of the speakers. He had the phone send the (unfortunately super inaccurate) live transcription of whatever Cat said to a small feed in his eye and slipped the phone back into his jacket pocket, still slightly convinced he wouldn't get out of the apartment un-shot.

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Character Portrait: George Delaney
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Xanthos Doon

"Infiltrate, kill the target, then go do shots and rail through some hookers? Sounds like a plan!"

Character Portrait: Imogen Trondeau
Imogen Trondeau

Scientist

Character Portrait: Antony Largo
Antony Largo

Be glad that I'm in it just for the money right now...

Character Portrait: Rax 1792
Rax 1792

"I am Rax 1792. Beyond that, you only need to know that I am the clone that killed you."

Character Portrait: Isaac Miller
Isaac Miller

"I know what you're thinking; 'Buck, how can you eat something you bought from a cart with one wheel?' The answer is, 'With plenty of hot sauce and a nice cup of coffee'."

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George Delaney

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Character Portrait: Imogen Trondeau
Imogen Trondeau

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Character Portrait: George Delaney
George Delaney

Recruiter for CKSD

Character Portrait: Rax 1792
Rax 1792

"I am Rax 1792. Beyond that, you only need to know that I am the clone that killed you."

Character Portrait: Isaac Miller
Isaac Miller

"I know what you're thinking; 'Buck, how can you eat something you bought from a cart with one wheel?' The answer is, 'With plenty of hot sauce and a nice cup of coffee'."

Character Portrait: Antony Largo
Antony Largo

Be glad that I'm in it just for the money right now...

Character Portrait: Xanthos Doon
Xanthos Doon

"Infiltrate, kill the target, then go do shots and rail through some hookers? Sounds like a plan!"

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Character Portrait: Rax 1792
Rax 1792

"I am Rax 1792. Beyond that, you only need to know that I am the clone that killed you."

Character Portrait: Xanthos Doon
Xanthos Doon

"Infiltrate, kill the target, then go do shots and rail through some hookers? Sounds like a plan!"

Character Portrait: Antony Largo
Antony Largo

Be glad that I'm in it just for the money right now...

Character Portrait: George Delaney
George Delaney

Recruiter for CKSD

Character Portrait: Isaac Miller
Isaac Miller

"I know what you're thinking; 'Buck, how can you eat something you bought from a cart with one wheel?' The answer is, 'With plenty of hot sauce and a nice cup of coffee'."

Character Portrait: Imogen Trondeau
Imogen Trondeau

Scientist


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Re: Cyberpunk 2038-Corporate Wars

I never even got into it. I only made 1 post.

I'm game. Whether it is this or something new, I'm always looking for something on here. I'll never tire of cyberpunk. Hopefully.

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I'm interested in continuing, at the very least.

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I thought everyone was gone. I had written it off. Are you both interested in continuing? I can jump start us if you are.

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I'm still here too. I've been like crazy busy lately and haven't checked around here for a while.

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I'm still around. I just tend to forget about some of the RPs here when they've been inactive for a little bit. I just randomly remembered to check here.

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I had it ready and then I had a wee health scare. Thankfully it was a scare, need for monitoring and now life resumes.

Do I still have anyone here?

I realize I have been an extremely negligent GM and if you are all gone I would of course understand. The last two months have been a great deal more in my life than I am used to.

Please let me know so I can kick this into gear once more or shut it down completely.

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Your patience is really appreciated as are the condolences. Been a harsh end of the year beginning of the new one but as we speak I have my notes up and I intend to get us rolling again. If not tonight than tomorrow.

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Terribly sorry for your loss, Skulls. Take all the time you need.

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Tough time of year to be active for many anyway. Sorry to hear that.

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I am sorry guys I have to delay my post. My uncle passed away last night and we have been scrambling all day to figure out what is going on for the funeral and how I can get down to it.

It is coming, I appreciate your patience with this more than you realize.

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lol that is a pretty fair description. It is the toddlers who are the worst. They just want to hug you and drip all over you and your clothes.

I plan to move this along tomorrow. Slowly getting back on track and this has been quiet long enough.

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Children are little plaguebearers. Good to hear you're feeling better though! I could never be a teacher; it's too much like just licking a random petri dish with all the diseases children have on them.

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Alright I waited to see but now that I am recovered and recovering (pink eye and tonsillitis. I swear I am a walking disease thanks to the kids I teach) I am ready to move this on.

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I'm here of course, just came back. The holiday kept me busy since I'm in retail, I had to help plan and prep for our Black Friday Event.

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I'm still in this! Just about done for the semester, actually, so I have a fair amount of time now. Time that I initially said I wouldn't spend cooking, but I've been cooking for the last like, three days straight I think.

Re: Cyberpunk 2038-Corporate Wars

So VP finds his time to be quite limited and has had to withdraw from the roleplay.

I will post this weekend but before I do can I get a roll call just to make sure the rest of you are still in so that I know who I am writing for?

Re: Cyberpunk 2038-Corporate Wars

Once VP posts I will move us on. Great posts everyone.

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The site has been wonky all week, not just you Uncle so no worries there. Even today I have had trouble off and on with getting past the front page.

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Terribly sorry it took so long for me to get a response up! The site has been a bit inaccessible for me on the past couple days I've tried to get that post finished. I'm glad I managed to get it through though.

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I haven't been able to get it to load at all for the last three days. Really annoying.