SRM 05-02 Critic’s Choice
The GM (Ryan)
Master (Charles), Crumbs (Samantha), Baker (Brian) and Goliath (David) played a separate version of the same SRM with Jimmy Gaylord GMing.
Spoilers beyond! The team met with the fixer, Sid Gambetti, ringside after Matt Wrath soundly defeated his opponent. Sid pointed them to Martin Tate, a Truman Industries physician looking to expand clinics in the zone. Tasked with removing any property rights data from its antique servers, the team ventured to an old trideo studio.
They were ambushed in the jungle-themed lobby but easily repelled a hellhound and 2 guys in the rafters attacking with bows and arrows! Joe used his grapple gun to get in close but one managed to escape into the sound stage beyond.
The other runners rushed forward into a jungle village scene with an ork female in a Tarzan get up directing a band of savages. Lennie expertly shot out the supports to a fake tree, dropping it onto the charging savages. Challenger launched a nausea grenade in the middle of the melee, while fighting off matrix attacks form an unknown foe. As the fight turned toward the runners, it became obvious that the ork woman was a technomancer! Challenger missed her with a nausea grenade and got angry. He destroyed much of the room and the woman with a barrage of frag grenades from his automatic launcher.
Dropping from the ceiling amongst the team, Neil the Ork Barbarian, battled to avenge his love. After a fierce ax versus sword battle, Joe and Wu were able to defeat the massive foe.
With the interior in smoking ruins and all inhabitants defeated, they went to find the servers. It turned out they were in the basement turned landfill/latrine. As the technician, only Lennie braved the filth… and was attacked by a pair of devil rats. Unable to maneuver but thickly armored, he was slowly savaged until nearly dead. Challenger’s drone and Joe advanced through the muck just in time to off the rats. Beyond the team found the files and left filthy.
(Afterward, Lennie decided to check out the trideo recordings they grabbed for Beckie99. In horror, he saw an employee ripped to shreds by a fleshform ant spirit. He kept his stomach from upending itself, but only just.)
You can download the Debriefing Log using this link.
Money: 8000 nuyen
Reputation: + 1 Street Cred
Contacts: Sid Gambetti (Connection 3/+ 1 Loyalty), Martin Tate (Connection 5/+ 1 Loyalty), Becky99 (Connection 4/+ 1 Loyalty), Matt Wrath (Connection 2/+ 1 Loyalty)