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Tools of the Trade
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Newbiespud 9th Apr 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
The extra-length comic comes a little earlier this time around! The next comic will be normal length.

And not too soon, either, because I've used just about every unique image I can possibly manage out of this scene. My demand for this dialogue nearly outpaced the supply of screencaps!

87 Comments:

Digo 9th Apr 2013, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
This is where Photoshop would be handy. Though I presume you like to limit the manipulation count and keep it... um, real?

Gaining an identity as a reward? Wow, I've never had that happen in a game. That sounds pretty darn cool. :)
Innisa 9th Apr 2013, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Now that really is an interesting reward. Useful for the less combat/team orientated campaigns, I would imagine.
Digo 9th Apr 2013, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
Shadowrun is a game about playing mercs for hire to do very unlawful things. Having multiple fake identities is an all too important detail in order to keep out of jail should the cops catch up with you. :3

So this is an interesting idea. Getting rewarded with a nice, clean identity you can use to "Get away" from your usual criminal work (or for the creative, to expand your options for mayhem).
CJT 9th Apr 2013, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
The downside, which Rarity may or may not end up discovering, is that accepting a sweet fake identity from someone gives your patron quite a lot of blackmail power over you.

Instead of the Guild being afraid of what Rarity could tell Celestia, "Dainty Dove" would forever have to fear the wrong papers turning up on Celestia's desk one day.
Digo 9th Apr 2013, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
True, but as long as Rarity is in good standing with the guild, I don't see them getting much of a desire to use that against her. If the TV show is ideal to follow, Rarity ends up gaining favor with more royalty than just Celestia so I'm sure the guild wants to be nice to get a piece of that pie.

sugar vs. vineger and all that. :)
JSchunx 9th Apr 2013, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Heh, in my Shadowrun game, our troll gunman got busted while they were trying to turn in a bounty to Lone Star and the identity he was running under was rendered useless. Basically, they had to verify their (illegal) identities to a drone, and he had the misfortune of me rolling quite well for the drone's analysis test. Fortunately for him, he had a contact, a close friend even, who was a high up in Lone Star. Unfortunately, he still walked away with a Criminal SIN despite that.
Zuche 9th Apr 2013, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, that's a great one. Thank you for the suggestion, Newbiespud.
Stairc 11th Apr 2013, 6:02 PM edit delete