Character Spotlight: Elven Decker for Shadowrun 5th Edition

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, I wanted to talk about a 5th Edition Shadowrun Character I’ve created.  He’s an Elven Decker named Hi-Jinx and here are his stats below.  I’m new to Shadowrun and I want your opinion on what does or doesn’t work, tips, tricks, etc….  I feel like he’s pretty solid, but I want your feedback, in case I’m missing something.  Still working on my contacts, so this is a work in progress, though any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.

 Background Synopsis: Hi-Jinx was born with a rare form of osteoporosis normally found in older women, making his bones extremely fragile. He luckily was born into a well off family, who had the money to take care of him appropriately when he was young, including paying for the bone lacing procedure to strengthen his bones.  It couldn’t be performed until after his body stopped growing though, to avoid future complications. The bone lacing ALMOST makes him normal. The cybernetics and armor are partially for his low self-esteem and almost depressive state of mind, to protect him from the world that he feels so vulnerable to.   His most recent run got him into trouble, when he overstayed his welcome in the matrix (something he vows he’ll never do again) and had to suddenly move, before they found his physical body. He ended up moving in with a gunslinger adept, with whom he had performed a couple jobs for (one of the other PC’s) and so she let him stay, as long as he continues to help her cause.

I envision Hi-Jinx as bald, frail and weak looking, (almost like an anorexic) but at the same time, he is loaded up with cybernetics all throughout his body, which are obvious to the naked eye.  Couldn’t find a pic that fit the bill though.

You can find a more user friendly version of the character here:  Shadowrun – Elven Decker – Hi-Jinx.

 Shadowrun Character

Elven Decker – Name:  Hi-Jinx

 Armor+Body:         27         (+12 from Jacket, +3 from Dermal Plating, +2 from R. Cyber Hand, +2 from Left Cyber Hand, +1 from R. Cyber Foot, +2 from L. Cyber Foot, +2 from Aluminum Bone Lacing, +3 from body rating)

Essence:                1.50

Priority A – Resources – 450,000 Credits

Cost:                       Miscellaneous Gear:

345,000                Sony-CIY-720 Cyber Deck (Cost of 345,000 credits), Attributes of 7,6,5,4, Device Rating 4, Programs 4.

Cyberdeck Programs – Armor, Biofeedback Filter, Fork, Exploit (Currently Running)

560                         Additional Common Programs – Browse, Configurator, Edit, Encryption, Signal Scrub, Toolbox and Virtual Machine.

3750                       Additional Hacking Programs – Baby Monitor, Biofeedback, Blackout, Decryption, Defuse, Demolition, Guard, Hammer, Lockdown, Mugger, Shell, Sneak, Stealth, track and Wrapper.

150                         AR Gloves

200                        Biometric Reader

600                         Bug Scanner – Rating 6

100                         Gold Credstick

2500                       Fake SIN – Rating 2

200                         Winchester Shotgun Carrying License – Rating 1

200                         Sony CIY-720 Cyberdeck Use License – Rating 1

200                         Ares Predator V License – Rating 1

200                         Ares Crusader II Machine Pistol License – Rating 1

250                         Goggles – Capacity 5

500                                         Thermographic

2000                                       Smart Link

500                                         Vision Enhancement Rating 1

250                                         Vision Magnification

150                         Earbuds – Capacity 2

500                                         Audio Enhancement – Rating 1

250                                         Select Sound Filter – Rating 1

800                         Motion Sensor – Rating 8

25                           1 Flashlight

125                         2 Light Sticks

300                         Respirator – Rating 6

750                         Medkit – Rating 3

150                         3 Stim Patches – Rating 2

1100                       Living Expenses for 1 month (.5 low lifestyle (share w/ Ness) + 10% (per Team Lifestyle costs)

363810                  Total – Standard Gear and Living Expenses

Cost:                       Weapon 1:

725                         Heavy Pistol – ARES Predator V

725                                         Smart Gun System

125                                         Laser Sight

500                                         Silencer

50                                           10 Spare Clips of Ammo

2125                       Total – Weapon 1

 

Cost:                       Weapon 2:

1300                       Winchester Model 201

125                                         Laser Sight

50                                          50 Bullets

1475                       Total – Weapon 2

 

Cost:                       Weapon 3:

830                         Ares Crusader II Machine Pistol

2500                                       Smart Firing Platform with Clear Sight Autosoft (Slaved to my cyberdeck)

125                                         Laser Sight

50                                          10 Clips of Ammo

3505                       Total – Weapon 2

Cost:                       Armor:

1000                       Armor Jacket

250                                         Fire Resist – Rating 1

250                                         Chemical Prot. – Rating 1

500                                         Non-conductivity – Rating 2

2000                       Total – Armor Cost

Cost:                       Bioware/Cyberware:

5000                       Cyberdeck implant – Essence 0.4

1000                       Data jack – Essence 0.1

5000                       Cyber Left Hand – Essence 0.25

6000                                       Armor Rating – 2

5000                       Cyber Right Hand – Essence 0.25

6500                                       Agility Upgrade – Rating 1

6000                                       Armor Upgrade – Rating 2

5000                       Left Foot – Essence 0.25

6000                                       Armor Upgrade – Rating 2

5000                       Right Foot – Essence 0.25

3000                                       Armor Upgrade – Rating 1

9000                       Dermal Plating – Rating 3 (Armor +3) – Essence 1.5

13000                    Reaction Enhancer – Rating 1 – Essence 0.6

18000                    Aluminum Bone Lacing (Armor +2, Body +2, Strength +2P for unarmed dmg) Essence 1.0

93500                    Total – Bioware / Cyberware

4085                       Current Nuyen

Priority B – Skills  36/5

36 Skill Points / 5 Group Points to spend (no specialization of groups)

Specialized denoted with a *.

 Individual Skills:

*Cybercombat – Rating 6                                   Specialization: Devices

*Electronic Warfare – Rating 6                         Specialization: Encryption

*Hacking – Rating 6                                           Specialization: Devices

*Negotiation – Rating 2 (4 Karma)                    Specialization: Bargaining

*Longarms – Rating 6                                        Specialization: Shotguns

*Pistols – Rating 2                                              Specialization: Revolvers/Single Shots

*Gunnery – Rating 2 (4 Karma)                         Specialization: Automated Defenses

Skill Group:

Electronics: 5 – Includes Computer, Hardware and Software

Knowledge Skills/Languages:  (Language – English – Native)

22 Free Skill Points to spend (Logic 6 + Intuition 5) x2 = 22 points

 Street – Security Companies – Rating 4

Professional – Police Procedures – Rating 5

Street – Fences – Rating 4

Professional – Corporate Matrix Protocols and Procedures – Rating 4

Professional – Military Hacker Protocols and Procedures – Rating 4

Interests – Video Games – Rating 1

 Attributes: Priority C = 16 Points, all stats start at 1, unless otherwise noted.

Body – 1 (3)                          (Aluminum Bone lacing)

Agility – 5 (6)                        (Start with 2 as an elf, 1 additional from cyber arm)

Reaction – 2 (3)                    (With Reaction Enhancers)

Strength – 1                          (3P for unarmed damage from bone lacing)

Willpower – 4

Logic – 6

Intuition – 5

Charisma – 3                         (Start with 3 as an elf)

Edge – 1

Priority D – Elf (0)

Priorty E – Magic or Resonance – NONE

Qualities:

Codeslinger – Hack on the Fly:  -10 Karma

Codeslinger – Full Matrix Defense:  -10 Karma

 Negative:

Code of Honor – Technomancers – +15 Karma

Insomnia – +10 Karma

So again, please let me know what you think, where I can improve and any suggestions you might have for Hi-Jinx. He looks forward to getting into trouble, but not deep enough where his seemingly vulnerable self (his armor is fairly high) could get hurt.

Thanks all!

Jinx

About jinx_the_bard

Longtime Dungeon Master, tabletop and video gamer. Been playing D&D and Shadowrun on and off most recently. Ran a post apocalyptic, paragon, 4th edition D&D campaign for a couple years. Running a 5th edition campaign now called “The Fall of Astia”. Enjoy Borderlands 1, 2 and even the Pre-sequel (which I tend to play with fellow author Ness), Fallout 3 and 4, Bioshock and Skyrim. (Games this good never get boring) I also indulge in Magic The Gathering, mostly in the Legacy and Modern formats. Please feel free to contact me at dungeonmaster.bm@gmail.com for any questions, thoughts or things you’d like to see featured on our site.

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