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PostSubject: Re: System Failure -IC-   Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:54 am

I am going to go with the following rule on extended tests:

SR4A p. 64 wrote:
The gamemaster can also limit the number of rolls
under the assumption that if the character can’t finish it with a certain
amount of effort, she simply doesn’t have the skills to complete it.
The suggested way to do this is to apply a cumulative –1 dice modifier
to each test after the first (so a character with a Skill 3 + Attribute 3
would roll 6 dice in their first test, 5 in their second, 4 on their third,
etc).

Which changes the results some, but that's ok (and I don't want to have to make up all of the info that 10 hits would have netted you)


Sifting through the data collected, 63% of which is porn, Logan comes across an interesting number of articles:
the first is an obituary for Arthur Johnson, complete with a very nice looking picture of the man that you met in the apartment. It lists him as the founder of Johnson Computer Systems and is survived by a son, David Johnson. Its lists the cause of death as cancer. Funeral was at such a such a time at our lady of something or other cathedral.

The next article of note notes the miraculous recovery of Arthur Johnson. A shocking article about how Mr. Johnson returned to work at JCS and is moving forward with the company's plans and independence.

Seattle Sun Times wrote:
"As you can see," The late Arthur Johnson told reporters, "News of my demise has been greatly exaggerated."

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PostSubject: Re: System Failure -IC-   Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:13 pm

(OOC: fair enough, my friend and comrade GM!)

'Back from the dead?' Logan thought as he read through the news articles he'd found. 'Could be a publicity stunt to bring attention to his company; surely not a case of mistaken diagnosis?' Doctors were as metahuman as the next slot, he knew, but dead was dead... a doc would really have to be a hack to fudge up a call like that.

Curiosity piqued, Logan reset his search criteria: this time for the Johnson Computer Services company, as well as the son, David.

Default Data Search -1 + Browse 4 Extended Test (-1 die per roll) = 0 hits
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4126932/

It was no challenge to dig up info on a corp, even in the 2070s corporations had to maintain some public-accessible records. But Logan wasn't looking for the run-of-the-mill PR brochure drivel, he needed something that might link Arthur with Elizabeth. And that kind of intel, he knew, would take a hacker to uncover.

It looked like they were going to have to do some scrounging for outside help.
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PostSubject: Re: System Failure -IC-   Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:06 pm

Based on the information that Logan was able to uncover.  JCS is a private company that has managed to resist buyout attempts from several major corporations.  They specialize in high end programing.

The profiles of several programmers from a handful of different corps all list JCS in their resumes.

David is next in line to take over control of the company and had been the president for about a week before Arthur returned.

And there is no information about Elizabeth Johnson listed anywhere that Logan can see.

(If my grandma could have found with a few google searches then a shadowrunner could have found it even with 0 successes, and some of that is bleed over information from the previous search results)

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PostSubject: Re: System Failure -IC-   Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:30 am

'JCS must have some strong backing to fend off so many attempted buyouts,' Logan pondered silently. 'And David Johnson was all set to step into some seriously lucrative shoes. But Arthur's mysterious return put an end to that. So how did Arthur do it? And why?'

Logan studied the files his search had brought up, then focused his attention on the interior of Nailz's car. Specifically on Ronin's sleeping form.

'And what is up with her? What's with all this sleeping?'

Concerned but reluctant to try asking his partner any further questions about her condition, Logan set up another Matrix search:

In the Edit box Logan typed: Sleep Disorders, then clicked the Search button
Default Data Search -1 + Browse 4 Extended Test (-1 die per roll) = 2 hits
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4141208/

Ronin could keep her secrets, but Logan could try and be prepared for the consequences.
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PostSubject: Re: System Failure -IC-   Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:05 am

LOL

ronin doesn't appear to have a sleeping disorder. she just happens to be awake whenever Logan is asleep and needs to catch up on it.

So whats the plan at this point?

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