Collateral Damages (Runner Concept)

Collateral Damages (Runner Concept)

The Shadow community is a small one—word travels fast, even from city to city. The megacorps have subsidiaries in all corners of the globe, and their Johnsons, the semi-anonymous procurers of “deniable assets,” all have bosses to report back to when a job...
True Sight (Runner Concept)

True Sight (Runner Concept)

It wasn’t usually difficult to avoid her when she came home from the bars; he would crawl out to the fire escape, hide under the sink, or take shelter beneath her bed until she collapsed in a synthehol-induced haze. He was used to keeping himself entertained,...
The Thralls of Leadership

The Thralls of Leadership

Upon reflection I find the number of times I have found myself in leadership positions to be of note. Whether it’s heading up an improvisation troupe, presiding over student and community organizations, entering management in the business world, or leading...
Racing Against the Swamp

Racing Against the Swamp

Aria hadn’t expected the entire colony to descend into chaos from a single hunter getting sick, but the unexpected had been a constant companion ever since she was pulled from hypersleep and thrown into an emergency escape pod a year prior. They had done well...
A Study In (Runner Concept)

A Study In (Runner Concept)

Though technology and fashion had combined and advanced to a point that would be unrecognizable even a few decades prior, Scarlet preferred the crisp lines and sharp angles of a simple, fashionable blazer that matched her name. She felt it accented her features,...
Skill Plateaus

Skill Plateaus

It has been said that when men compete, only three results really matter for bragging rights – who won first, who won the most, and who won the final game. The 1998 movie Rounders talks about winning and losing in poker thusly: “Few players recall big pots they...