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Karma in the Dark: The Team

Having taken a look in our previous installments at the City and the Factions that we created for our Karma in the Dark game, its probably time that we took a look at our leads! The base unit of Karma is a team of crooks toeing the line between striving and selling out… and its these desperate folks that we’ll be following on their adventures.

The Laundry

Our group decided on a crew of Cleaners… that being cleaners in the Jean Reno sense, specializing cover-ups, frame jobs, and at the extreme end outright assassination. Their lair is tucked away in the guts of a long abandoned tower block in the labyrinthine heart of Metro East’s decaying coastal highrises. Though partially collapsed, the team is in the process of stripping the building for resources.

Having chosen Anarchy as their Ideal, they’re going to need all of the resources they can get… but with their Tenacious rep and a knack for getting others to take the blame for their misdeeds, if anybody’s going to get away with it.

Jury the Rigger (Tech Jockey)

The teams resident tech head and getaway driver, Jury grew up in the elegant surrounds of one of the Clan capsule communities until the orcish tusks and muscles manifested along with puberty. Packed away to a vocational education away from prying eyes, Jury makes most of his money as a mechanic down in the lower levels these days. Despite little hints of sentimentality for his upbringing, Jury prefers a world where people have a purpose of their own, rather than being viewed as disposable.

Rebellion: Consumerism, Virtue: Give new purpose to the forgotten, Look: Mechanic Chic

Evie (Mystic)

Having made an unceremonious exit from her Clan after an unforgivable betrayal, Evie refined her understanding of the Source to push her body past the limitations of the petty laws of physics. As a highborn and an elf, she enjoyed a more refined upbringing than her compatriots, which made the fall more even more scarring, leaving Evie distrustful and wary of authority structures. Admittedly, when you’re a Source-fueled brawler who can free-run up sheer glass walls, structures begin to feel less and less real.

Rebellion: Exploitation, Virtue: I keep my promises, Look: Goth Clergy, Jaded: Distrust

Bertrand (Shadow)

If a life spent in and out of prison taught Bertrand anything, it was how to keep his head down. With a knack for co-opting social groups and a will to collapse concentrated power, he knows that power isn’t established by violence or strength, but by having others willing to use those for you. Understated, unobtrusive and on the run, Bertrand acts as a parasite living in the body of large and dangerous factions, and for now remains undetected… only time will tell how much damage he can do.

Rebellion: Monopoly, Virtue: I will feed the hungry, Look: Grey and Greasy

Fixer: Granny Lock

The ageing matriarch of an ever larger clan of low grade street criminals, Granny Lock has her ear to a lot of keyholes, including a string of recent coffee dates with Doctor Pierce of the Tailors’ Union. Granny shifts seamlessly between nurturing and ruthless; she knows from harsh experience that the city runs on the law of the wild, but also that its impossible to survive there alone. To her, the team are somewhere between adopted wastrels and a tentative retirement plan… no sense letting such talent go to waste, after all…

Traits: Ambitious, Patient, Drive: Secure the family’s future, Circle: Organised Crime

Tune in this Sunday to see what happens when the City and the Team collide…

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More Shadows! More Running!

Hey hey imaginary listeners!

We are taking the Liberation Industries magic into the modern age with the help of Whimsy and Metaphor, and taking our teeth to Cass K’s fantastic Shadowrun/Blades in the Dark hybrid, Karma in the Dark!

The show will be airing on Twitch at 7pm tomorrow (Sunday 1st April), Australian Eastern Standard Time. The first session will be mostly world creation, but for the die-hards among you I look forward to seeing you there!

Get Twitchy with Whimsy and Metaphor!

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Shadowrun – Seattle – Liqueur Felix A N$

Shadowrun Anarchy Ep 3: Total Johnsons Pt 2

Having dispatched the ghouls dogging their trail, Kristoph the Accountant, Jury the Mechanic and Ren the Hotelier set out to clear their names and muddy the reputations of their rivals. They’ll need to hire a hacker, raid a corporate office and escape in a frantic chase sequence.

Anyone would think we were playing Shadowrun.

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To sink your teeth into Lee’s written works, head to Whimsy and Metaphor. Second season of the Ferryman’s Apprentice is live, and its a kicker!

Shadowrun Anarchy is a product of Catalyst Game labs. Check it out.

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Shadowrun Anarchy Ep 2: Total Johnsons Pt 1

Having been arrested for breaking and entering, Kristoph the Accountant and Ren the Hotelier must pay their debt to society in a secret illegal research lab. Meanwhile, Jury the Mechanic must scam a bounty hunter with very strange dress sense, an inconsistent accent and… a katana.

Only in Shadowrun I suppose…

Play Episode

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To sink your teeth into Lee’s written works, head to Whimsy and Metaphor. Second season of the Ferryman’s Apprentice is live, and its a kicker!

Shadowrun Anarchy is a product of Catalyst Game labs. Check it out.

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Shadowrun Anarchy Ep 1: Practical Accounting

With the aid of shiny new Liberated Industrialist Lee, the Liberation Industries team take our trademark slice-of-life approach to the mean streets of cyberpunk Berlin in our first session of Shadowrun Anarchy! Join Jury the Mechanic, Kristoph the Accountant and Ren the Hotelier as they try and stay one step ahead of the competition, sometimes by bus.

Play Episode

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To sink your teeth into Lee’s written works, head to Whimsy and Metaphor. Second season of the Ferryman’s Apprentice is live, and its a kicker!

Shadowrun Anarchy is a product of Catalyst Game labs. Check it out.

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