nice. I've done little with the USSA, so I have two things for you to think about.
One of the biggest theatres in the Resource Wars with vicious fighting between the Alliance of South American Nations against the United States, and though the wars were 200 years ago there is still animosity.
I was googling images, and sao paolo beach was a suggested search
Also, you can very easily move the city, since the arcologies will have either been built in the city core, or moved a distance away and the new city grown around them while the old city fades into ruins. Go to Comment
1. Nature of location: we need to fix and describe the arcology/arcologies/geofront of Novo Sao Paulo, then set up the favelas around it.
2. Residents: who lives there, are there any groups of interest or note, especially with consideration to the resident AISC of the city, clones, neo-ethnic communities, military and paramilitary organizations, cultural communities and so forth
3. Access to Location: how do you get there, in and out, and around the city? What is the condition of the mass transit system, and is there a spaceport/mass driver present?
4. History: Destruction/Fall of old Sao Paulo, reconstruction during the Second Renaissance, emergence as the financial center of the USSA, and where it is looking down the road Go to Comment
Favorable, the PRC is very progressive in forms of personal expression (neo-ethnic, artificial life) with the exception of cloning. They have no bias against clones themselves but they have strict laws controlling cloning operations Go to Comment
Did submissions for The PRC, didn't do one for Republic of California as it is pretty much covered as a member nation of the PRC, Union Aerospace and Omni-Consumer. Then I ran out of beer and went to bed.
Cyberdyne is the placeholder for the Republic of California's tech powerhouse megacorp.
Urban Knights was a private security firm that used medieval stylized light power armor. The RenFaire approach to morale and discipline for the power suit operators really didn't pan out so well.
ArcoBoys was a very small, but unfortunately very public PR disaster. The Arcoboys were a self-imagined group of badasses who decided to do some hellraising. The end result was collateral damage, unintended casualties and the term Arcoboy being used in the derogatory to describe a Keystone Cop, or Stormtrooper Marksman Academy. Go to Comment
Since they were artificially conceived by a mad necromancer, they can all have meaningful names drawn from mythology. It would also be fun to invert positive deities into defiled versions, such as a rotting zombie warrior named after the god of health, or a hideous she zombie named after the goddess of love. Go to Comment
I did leave that out, but I took that for granted. The gynoid is not sentient, it is merely a clever machine. If it were sentient, it would legally be classified as a Seibertronian, or sentient machine. It has no goals or feelings of its own, other than dictated by it's programming. Under the Tycho Conventions, androids, gynoids, and mechanoids have no legal standing beyond being property. Seibertronians and other sentient machines have the same legal rights and obligations as humans Go to Comment
I don't know if this was an inspiration (and I know that sometimes I get annoyed when a comment points out This is Just Like insert comic/novel/movie/game/etc) but I am getting an awesome Star Wars vibe from this. What would it be like for the ruins of the second Death Star to be found? Eventually gravity would pool the millions of tons of debris into certain stable places and then thousands of years later, the wreckage is found... Awesome.
Update: Formatting looks like assburgers, the submission toolbars are MIA, and manual formatting doesn't seem to be working so well. Initially wrote this on my Kindle, and can't clean it up at the current time. I will address the appearance when everything is working correctly again. Go to Comment
The idea isn't new in the slightest. But the concept to my knowledge doesn't have a concise name. The term 'cloned' or 'cloning' doesn't quite fit in a world setting where clones and cloning are not new and shocking technologies. The issue is that most terms and phrases are not mechanically creatable, they are products of a people and culture.
So, you've got a prospective highly trained and skilled shadowrunner. To protect you're multi-million dollar investment, you have the person vetted and fetted (they are legit and approved as well as having a back up copy in case they are killed) Go to Comment