Shadow Activity Edytuj
As a player, you are a Shadowrunner. What do shadowrunners do? Well, to put it simply, they commit crimes. When a corporation or other sponsor needs someone to do their dirty work, they look to the shadows. As "deniable assets" runners make advantageous--and expendable--tools. Most "runs" as they are called involves several specific criminal operations, such as:
are jobs where a decker hacks into a computer system host and steals information. This can be done from a remote location, though there is always the danger of being traced and raided by police or security forces. Many computers stay disconnected from the Matrix for security reasons. In these cases the decker must break into the facility and access the computer directly.
are frequently arranged by corporations who wish to steal valuable personnel from other corporations. Top research scientists, skilled financial agents, and other suits with valuable knowledge are hot commodities, and are suitably protected. The "victims" in many extractions are willingly targets--employees who have decided to defect to another corp. Some corporations consider certain personnel so valuable that they would rather have them killed than see them working for a rival.
Courier runs Edytuj
are glorified delivery jobs. Most often, the object to be delivered is of strategic or monetary importance, or it is otherwise valuable and so needs protection from others who want it. Runners hired for this job must make sure the object reaches its destination safely and intact.
is similar to courier work, though smugglers usually have their own specially equipped vehicles for sneaking goods across borders and out running (or outgunning)the law. Smuggling can be quite lucrative if the runner knows the markets. Such work usually goes hand in hand with piracy, as pirates are often the cheapest source for illicit gods. Smuggling is done through various means and with many different vehicles, but the smuggler's choice is undoubtedly the Scout-class, vector-thrust, low-altitude vehicle (LAV) known as the thunderbird, or t-bird.
is assassination, pure and simple. Many runners refuse to take these jobs, and view dirtying their hands for money in this way as vile. the world of 2060 contains many factions, each with a multitude of enemies who they find most convenient and cost effective to simply remove. Corporations or underworld figures sometimes place bounties on certain individuals; collecting on these can be profitable, if risky.
B & E Edytuj
stands for breaking and entering. Most runs involve B&E in some way, whether to steal research, commit sabotage, plant false evidence or otherwise further the nefarious plot of this week's Mr. Johnson. Security in the 2060s is considered an art form, ranging from mundane retinal-scan maglocks to concertina-wire electrified fences to patrolling spirits to full blown security riggers. Any runner team worth its name is going to need the know-how, creativity, or brute force to bypass these defenses.
is robbing from the rich to give to the poor, a definition that has expanded to include any run spurred more by a commitment to social justice than anything else. Examples include destroying a pollution-producing factory, mugging the Yakuza protection-racket enforcers and returning the money to the neighborhood, or defending a metahuman community from a human supremacist group. Some, especially corps, view such acts as "terrorism", while more cynical people may view such social concerns as a weakness to be exploited.
Structure hits Edytuj
are sabotage runs intended to do structural damage to the target that will cost time, nuyen, work and perhaps more to repair or recover from. Runs of this nature often involve large explosives so demolitions is a useful skill. Structure hits can be accomplished by other means from smart corrosives to rampaging elementals to pushing the button at the wrong time.
The targeted destruction of one or more leaders or VIPs.
Information gathering regarding enemy details performed first-person of a static person, place or thing.
Removal of a person from a location willingly or by force.
Package Delivery Edytuj
Bringing an item from one location or person to another.
Theft of an item or vehicle.
Computer-specific theft of information.
Guard Duty Edytuj
Protection of a person, place or thing from any Threats.
Contact networking and investigation to gather information about a person, place, thing or future run.
Garbage Detail Edytuj
The routing or removal of a street gang or low-level criminal organization.
Killing everything at a particular location and leaving no survivors.
The covert delivery of an item, person or vehicle.
Monkey Trick Edytuj
An intentional setup designed to kill a runner or team of runners.
Destruction of items, equipment, vehicles or facilities of a target organization.
Intentionally placed evidence or information implicating a target organization or person