The final game of BD Cosmos’ third summer kit has the Angel of Cayambe investigating the ever expanding servers of NBN’s broadcast center, the Near-Earth Hub. The pressure is on as Valencia sets up her network of public access terminals and unsuspecting patsies, in her attempt to establish the infamous and deadly ‘backwards connection’. Can the productive minds at NBN push out the news fast enough, or will they find their servers helplessly leaking invaluable information?
A smile crept across MaxX’s face. Job well done. Somewhere in a cushy office deep in the Hub, an NBN sysop was shitting themselves. Going to have a lot of explaining to do. MaxX tossed her name badge across the room. Pleased, but not satisfied. Still hungry. Damage to be done. According to her contacts, the ‘good’ people at Haas Bioroid had started expanding into the agro-sector. Greedy. Her virtual lectures could wait. A shiny can of Diesel. And we were off.
Déja vu? The digital tinkerer returns as Kate sets her eyes on the plentiful servers of Weyland subsidiary, Titan Transnational. It seems this time that Titan has made some wise investments into Haas Bioroid efficiency procedures. How fast can we go? Are some new imported tricks any match for the unrelenting R&D pressure from our familiar Shaper friend? Anything worth doing is worth doing twice. Maybe even three times.
MaxX barrels through her apartment door. A tin of YucaBean. Uniform off. Plugged in. Online. Music up, and loud. Good. NBN had been busy, or so she heard. A new orbital network was launched, largest in the system. Zettabytes of traffic. Liked the challenge. MaxX jacked in, narrowing her sights on the nearest relay. A messaged leaped from her rig: she had been located. They knew where she was. MaxX smirked. Good. “Come find me,” she muttered, not fully knowing what she was about to begin.
BD Cosmos’s third Summer Kit continues as the digital tinkerer Kate McCaffrey sets her goggled eyes on the servers of the multi-national investment conglomerate, Titan Transnational. The hard working security staff at Titan have recently upgraded their servers with some beefy but power hungry ICE, a necessary improvement due to their upcoming public relations push. Sensing the challenge, Kate readies her tools and array of burner pads, alongside a combination hard work, good personal contacts, and just a bit of luck, and jacks in. Are the scheming minds at Titan Transnational any match for the precise attacks of the tinkerer herself?
Data and Destiny is out and upon us here in Montréal! On the corp side, the brand new deluxe expansion happily brings oh so many new tricks and tools to our favourite information company, NBN. Can the aggressive running of the Anarch e-thlete Whizzard do substantial damage to SYNC, NBN’s new orbital data network, boasting the largest thoroughfare of information this side of the moon? Or will the Whiz simply end up tagged, and preyed on by clever ‘marketing’? After months of bated breath, we are finally ready to see how this little blue box will shake up the meta. And what a way to start!
The second game of the cube draft at Randolph Pub Ludique pits my very own “HB fast-advance” deck against Patrick’s throwback to the core-set runner. Only six agenda points to victory means those Maker’s Eyes and Legworks are extra scary. Can my drafted corporation deck hold out from Patrick’s assault long enough to set up the sweet, sweet multi-card combos? Perhaps we will need a nice visit from the clone in red.
The first game of the cube draft at Randolph Pub Ludique! Our patchwork decks are put to the test for the first time, as my very own runner attempts to break into the well protected servers of Patrick’s more-mysterious-then-ever corporation. Can my knowledge of which cards I passed on to Patrick serve me well, or have I already gone and forgotten all of that?
Lights, camera, action! We return to Old Hollywood, the glitzy home of NBN’s own entertainment division, Haarpsichord Studios. Behind those studio walls lie the sensies of tomorrow, as they are expertly crafted by the brightest minds and biggest stars. A profitable operation like such attracts the attention of many hopeful investors, including the sharply dressed business insider, Laramy Fisk. Will his plans for aggressive expansion allow him to infiltrate and leak this summer’s next big blockbuster, or will it be just another flop?
The Universe of Tomorrow Expo continues, as the Underway’s very own Los Muertos’ tech-lord unleashes an all out assault on the servers of the brand new Jinteki mind-mapping division, Chronos Protocol. Breakers will be trashed, accounts will be siphoned, and runners will definitely be zapped. Can the genetic experts successfully disassemble the mind of the charming tech-lord, or will they be thwarted by a invaluable trip to the AR Lab?