Joe Bullock

Joe took part in a Shadowrun campaign a couple of years ago. He's reproduced here so that I can get hold of the character sheet if I need it in a hurry.

NameJoe Bullock
Handle Runt
Pseudonym Ric Heffer
Player Peter Crowther
Sex Male
Age 30
Race Dwarf
Type Rigger
Description 4'2", 50kg. Ugly as sin, but at least someone's told him to smile occasionally.
Usually wanders round in reproduction 1970s heavy metal T-shirts and jeans.
Good Karma 7
Karma Pool 3
Total Karma 12 (to end 2003-06-12)
Advantages/Disadvantages Natural thermographic vision
+2 body versus disease and toxins
Money 30,994
Lifestyle Middle (5,000/month) + low (1,000/month) safehouse

Background

Joe was born in 2024 in Seattle, the accidental fifth child of a family with four considerably older siblings. As a dwarf, his nickname of 'Runt' was obvious from the outset, and it is a name that he accepted from the outset. He excelled in school, but couldn't make friends easily and was frequently bullied by his school 'friends'. The result was an alienated young man who was only too happy to join Yamatetsu's corporate army to get back at the world.

Joe's relatively small size and fast reactions made him an obvious rigger. Given that he was working for one of the leading cyberware corps, Joe was only too happy to try out the experimental betaware as it became available and quickly upgraded his VCR-1 alpha to a VCR-2 beta. He specialised in helicopter combat, but was also used to driving rigged ground vehicles. He has a love of jet aircraft, but rarely got the chance to fly any.

Joe mustered out four years ago, and has spent the time as a... er... 'taxi' driver for precious metahuman and other cargoes. Like most taxi drivers, he's highly opinionated; unlike most, his van's speakers don't let his passengers get away from his comments. Fortunately, he's a good enough driver that he tends to get repeat business despite this.

Joe's other great love is music. He's quite a good guitarist, and plays lead guitar in a Hawkwind tribute band that gigs around Seattle. As the band is quite similar to the original Hawkwind, this doesn't stop him running - the band simply swaps in another musician for the night.

Joe has recently acquired a new nickname: Compo, as he never seems to go anywhere without a Ferret.

Attributes

  Natural Augment Total Notes
Body 5 - 5  
Quickness 6 - 6 Walk 6
Run 12
Sprint 24 (2 turns)
Strength 3 - 3  
Charisma 2 - 2  
Intelligence 6 - 6  
Willpower 7 - 7  
Essence 6 -4.14 1.86  
Magic 0 - 0  
Reaction 6 4 10  
Initiative 1D6 2D6 3D6  

Dice Pools

Combat Pool 9
Control Pool 9

Skills

Active Attribute Level Specialisation Level
Gunnery Int 6    
Pistol Qui 6    
Edged weapon Str 3    
Drive Car Rea 6    
Fly Rotocraft Rea 6    
B/R Car Int 6    
Etiquette Cha 2    
Electronics Int 6    
Play Guitar Qui 3 Stratocaster 5
Knowledge Attribute Level Specialisation Level
Psychology Int 5    
Engineering Int 5    
Computer Theory Int 4    
Music Int 2 Psychedelic rock 4
Military theory Int 4    
B/R Car Int 6    
Language Attribute Level Specialisation Level
English   6    
Japanese   3    

Cyberware

Type Rating Essence Cost Notes
VCR 2 1.80 240,000 Beta
Datajack 5 ports 0.12 4,000 Beta. Connections: datajack, brain, router.
Chip Jack 4 slots 0.21 16,000 Beta. Connection to datajack.
Chip Jack expert driver 5 0.30 100,000 Beta. Direct connection to chip jack.
Cranial Remote Deck 4 0.30 100,000 Base. Connection to router.
Cranial Remote ECCM 3 0.20 45,000 Base. Connection to cranial remote deck.
Memory 250 Mp 0.67 75,000 Alpha. Connection to datajack.
Smartlink 2 - 0.30 14,000 Beta. Connection to router.
Image Link - 0.12 6,400 Beta. Connection to router.
Router 10 ports 0.12 12,000 Beta. Connections: Datajack, VCR, memory,
chip jack, chip jack expert driver,
Smartlink II, Image link,
cranial remote deck, cranial remote ECCM.
Total   4.14 612,400  

Gear

Weapons

Weapon Type Conc Rch Mde Ammo Dmg Weight (kg) Mods Notes
Combat Axe Edged weapon 2 2 - - (STR) S 2.0 None 750. Rarely on person; more often over the mantelpiece.
If asked, Runt merely comments "I'm a dwarf... of course I have a $#@%ing axe!"
Knife Edged weapon 8 - - - (STR) L 0.5 None 30. Always on person.
Streetline Special Hold-out Pistol 8 - SS 6 (clip) 4L 0.5 Internal Smartgun 200. On person if away from home, usually with a clip of gel (loaded) and a clip of regular ammo.
Ceska Black Scorpion Machine Pistol 5 - SA
BF
35 (clip) 6L 3 Internal Smartgun 1,700. 1-pt recoil compensation. On person on runs, with a clip of regular (loaded) and a clip of flechette.

Armour

Armour Conc Ballistic Impact Weight Notes
Secure Jacket 9 5 3 3 850. Doesn't leave home without it.

Miscellaneous

Gear Rating Conc Wt Notes
Dataline tap 4 12 - 4,000.
Remote control signal booster        
Car build/repair kit     Several hernias 10,000. In the garage at home.
Medkit 3   3 200. In the back of the van, or sometimes in a drone when on a run.

Drones and Vehicles

Summary

Deck
ID
Type Hand Speed Acc Body Arm Sig A/g Pilot Sens Cargo Load Fuel Econ S/B Chassis Notes
1+2
+spare
Ferret
RPD-VI
3/4 45 m/turn
54 km/h
2 1 5 8 - 3 4 3.6 9 Elec
40 PF
2.25 km/PF
17 min/PF
3 min. Sml whl
crawler
29,925.
See table.
3
+spare
Yamatetsu
Watchdog
4 100 m/turn
120 km/h
8 2 4 3 - 1 3 0.1 8.5 Jet
150 l
0.25 km/l
0.5 min/l
8 min. Med
UAV
27,350.
See table.
Deck
ID
Type Hand Speed Acc Body Arm Sig A/g Pilot Sens Cargo Load Fuel Econ S/B Chassis Notes
4 Bulldog 3/6 115 m/turn
138 km/h
6 4 5 2 2 3 4 15 736 Diesel
100 l
4 km/l
30 min/l
3 min. Van 200,180.
See table.

The Bulldog

Basic Effects Cost
Bulldog Signature 2, cargo 50, load 960

52,600

Addition Effects Cost
Rigger adaptation -1 cargo, -10 load 2,800
Remote control Pilot +1, Flux 2? 10,000
Engine speed increase Speed +30 2,630
Engine acceleration increase Acceleration +2 2,630
Drone rack, size 6 -8 cargo, -45 load 7,760
Improved suspension -1 handling 5,260
Sensors-4 +4 sensors, -3 cargo, -25 load 12,500
Internal firmpoint x 2 +2 firmpoints, -10 cargo, -20 load 3,000
SMG conversion kits x 2 -2 firmpoints, -0.5 load 700
Small pop-up remote turret -2 hardpoints, -10 cargo, -100 load 13,500
Roll bars +3 dice to passengers' Damage Resistance test after a crash.
Required for turret?
2,000
LMG - Ingram Valiant Mode: BF/FA
Ammo: 50(c) / belt
Damage: 7S
-9 load
Recoil Compensation: 3
1,500
Advanced Passenger Protection System
(R3 p131)
Halves Power of crash damage
Strength(5) test to leave vehicle after crash
12,500
Improved autonavigation +1 autonav 4,000
Pilot-3 +3 pilot 25,000
ECM-3 +3 ECM, -3 cargo, -15 load 30,000
Security-6 + shock ? 4,400
Photovoltaic paint +Photovoltaic paint. Preset to look slightly shabby. 5,000
Spotlights x 2 Spotlights x 2 1,200
Runflat tyres  Tyres have 5/3 armour 1,200
Internal + external speakers and mics Poor customer relations 0
Seating? ? ?

The Ferrets

Basic Effects Cost
Ferret RPD-VI Cargo 4, load 50

18,500

Addition Effects Cost
Speed increase Speed x 1.5 (45) 925
Runflat tyres x 4 Tyres have 5/3 armour 800
Armour +5 Armour +5, -25 load 6,250
External fixed mount +1 firmpoint, -10 load 750
Firearm Conversion Kit: SMG x 2 -0.5 load 700
Ingram SMG x 2 (SR3 p278)
(fixed mounts, side-by-side)
Ammo: 32 (clip)
Damage: 7M
Recoil compensation: 3, recoil halved for fixed mount
-6 load
1,900
Regular ammo x 100 rounds Regular damage, SR3 p281 (weight), p116 (rules). -5 load. 150
2 x 0.2cf ammo bin -0.4 cargo, -2 load, +4,000 rounds SMG ammo capacity 100
Bin switcher? Switch ammo bins between shots? ?

The Choppers

Basic Effects Cost
Yamatetsu Watchdog
(=MCT-N Roto-drone)
Cargo 4, load 150

9,000

Addition Effects Cost
Speed increase Speed + 30 450
Acceleration increase Acceleration + 2 450
Armour +5 Armour +5, -100 load 6,250
Micro remote turret +1 firmpoint, -1cf, -10 load, -1 signature 2,500
Firearm Conversion Kit: SMG x 2 700
Ingram SMG x 2 (SR3 p278)
(fixed mounts, side-by-side)
Ammo: 32 (clip)
Damage: 7M
Recoil compensation: 3
-6 load
1,900
2 x 0.2cf ammo bin -0.4 cargo, -2 load, +4,000 rounds SMG ammo 100
SMG conversion kit x 2 -0.5 load 700
Bin switcher? Switch ammo bins between shots? ?
Regular ammo x 200 rounds Regular damage, SR3 p281 (weight), p116 (rules). -10 load. 300
Subtract Sensor-1 package
Add Sensor-3 package
Sensor-3, cargo -2, load -13 5,000
Upgrade to Pilot-3 Pilot-3 ?

Contacts

Lone Star

Level 2. One of Runt's buddies from Yamatetsu who decided police work was less dangerous than army work, especially when they gave him a desk to drive.

Band agent

Level 1. Fixer. Seattle-based, knows the venues, the good gigs, the bad gigs, and how to keep his bands out of trouble. As a side effect, tends to learn very quickly where the bad stuff is about to happen.

Armourer

Level 1. Specialises in vehicle weaponry - under the counter, of course. This is where Runt got that Ingram LMG...

Mechanic

Level 2. Aircraft/rotorcraft specialist, for those jobs Runt doesn't reckon he can bodge with his existing skills. An ex-Yamatetsu girl, and still with some links in to get some of the odder equipment out.

Corp receptionist

Level 1. Hey, a guy has to eat - and Runt has in the past had to do some 'taxi' jobs to keep the money coming in. It's always worth knowing where your next fare is coming from, and it was often from the back doors of one particular building.

Starting money

1,000,000
0,612,400 - (cyberware)
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0,387,600
0,200,180 - (van)
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0,187,420
0,144,475 - (drones)
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0,042,945
0,018,000 - (personal kit)
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0,024,945
0,025,000 - (contacts)
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0,000,055-

Starting money = -6 (saved) + 15,000 (rolled) = 14,994