Hello there fellow fans of 90’ action films!
I intend on waging a war of attrition on my group. Since most a pretty well equipped from the start and there is not much room to gain any more as rewards or goals to reach in weapon and armour. I would like to make it feel more natural for the PC to adapt to the Situation.
Which is right after the Fall of von Hölle (bullocks idea to break there and set the campaign a century later on btw…). The city is ripping itself apart, the big four beginning a lock down on their parts, the perimeter is a huge free-for-all between gangs, crime syndicates, freelancers, sub-corporation (which are right now freelancers all but in name) and folks just trying to survive. In between are some Cult activities, paranormal thingys and the one or more typical maniacs.
Now institutions and people who want to safe Luna have drawn together and making emergency plans for damage control. The PC have been established as one of many task forces, since standard PD procedure has become useless. They are ordered to protect and help one of several supply convoys which are carrying, food medical supplies and big old school generators to be installed at three hospitals.
So their way brings them along at what looked a lot like John Carpenter’s escape from New York. No shopping at all, everything is down right now!
I’m searching for some natural way to degrade the PC’s equipment, so they have to barter or loot for replacements. Often worse than their high-end gear, but at some occasions to earn back some of the good stuff.
The simple corruption roll feels not adequate enough to me. I’m thinking of some thing along the line of damage thresholds, or amour piercing. Just not simply destroy it, but reduce soak and/or reliability with possibility for small repairs to some degree. After all i don’t want to punish them, but make them feel the wear and tear every thing is suffering right now.
So i would like to read your input on balancing those ideas.