3 Apr 2014

New Serial Backgrounder

With Lethal Ladies now over and the breather taken, it's time to get the new serial in place.  The planned story is still in progress with not enough chapters ready to avoid delays between posts.  This means I need to dig through everything that I have that is complete to present.  The result is /By the Numbers/, my 2010 NaNoWriMo entry.

Last Friday's post talked a bit about what I did with the story, primarily creating an outline.  I also had created a piece to get a feel for the characters that never made it into the story proper.  Not mentioned was that the story was written with the idea that readers would already be familiar with the setting.  The plan back in 2010 was to eventually submit to Catalyst Game Labs to be published under the Shadowrun banner.  Since then, though, the game has had a new edition that changed how one element worked.

By the Numbers is my take on the Shadowrun setting.  I used the official releases that were available up to November 2010, including books for previous editions.  The Seattle Sourcebook for each of the first and the fourth editions were incredibly helpful in setting the tone and getting key locations that would not show up on Google Maps*.  If anything seems off, it will be from my reading of the Seattle of the 2070s.

Tomorrow, By the Numbers begins!
Saturday, over at MuseHack, The Mechanic.
Also Saturday, over at Psycho Drive-In, Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
Coming soon, Pale Horse Charter and testing out other games.

* Just try finding the Aztech Pyramid or the former Renraku Arcology on a map from today.

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