Few digital servers are safe anymore, and sending messages between servers is asking for it to be pirated, uploaded with viruses, and disseminated to every corner of the NET. When sensitive data needs to be sent, any corporate employee worth their salt hires a runner.
Runners operate in the shadows out of necessity - everyone from street gangs to the corrupt police force wants to catch a runner and loot their sure-to-be valuable digital cargo. To keep themselves safe, runners work in cells under the watchful eye of a NETrunner - a dispatch controller of sorts whose responsibility is to deal with corporations to get jobs and direct runners through safe routes. Some NETrunners are so secretive that their runner cell doesn’t even know their identity.
Message from: JanICE64
Runners have been going missing, which is nothing new, running’s a dangerous job, after all, but three runners have gone missing in as many days, and all from the same cell. That’s indicative of only one thing: a hunt. It happens sometimes, when a cell burns a client and the NETrunner’s identity is found out, giving the corporation access to all of their information. This is why we operate in cells, so they can’t get us all.
I just got in contact with a member of the cell…well, they contacted me with an S.O.S. The thing is, they shouldn’t have been able to. I’ve heard of their cell, they operate out of Dragontown, but I’ve never dealt with them, nor gotten jobs for us from one of their clients, but they knew exactly how to contact me.
I’m worried we have a data leak, which means we could be caught up in the same crap they’ve gotten themselves into. I need someone to meet with the runner, find out how they knew to contact me, and assess whether or not we’re in any danger.
You down? Normal rate, and all that.
If you’re interested, I’m looking for 2-4 players for this. The game will be a single story arc (resolve the situation and then the story closes), which could still take months to finish.
This game is going to be SAFE for work, so no NSFW concepts.
Inspirations: Shadowrun, Mirror’s Edge, and the Cyberpunk genre in general.
Hosted and narrated by:
Ryan M. Danks (RMDanks)
Scenes played: 2
License: Community License