Shadowrun What your Contact is Doing when you call
When you call your contact, they're either there or not RAW.
This gives you their mood, and current activity, and if they're willing to deal. It is outside the regular test to see if they're available. In most situations, the PC's get help, just not full access.
One of the Shadowrun Tools and Plots generators.
Your Contact is...
1,Your contact is [Doing]. They are in a [Mood] mood and [Want]. [ItIs]
1,engaged in an athletic session of intercourse. You hear them say, "How do you like that!?" and you don't think they're talking to you 1,getting oral sex based on the background noises you hear 2,dining out, based on the crowds you hear in the background and a food service person/machine taking orders 2,at a restaurant. Soft music is playing in the background and muffled voices are head 1,at a bar. You hear loud rock music, clanking drinks, and orders being shouted to a bartender 1,at a bar. You hear deafening punk rock music, clanking drinks, and orders being shouted to a bartender 1,at a bar. You hear loud synth music, clanking drinks, and orders being shouted to a bartender 1,at a bar. You hear ear splitting industrial music, clanking drinks, and orders being shouted to a bartender 3,all you hear, that and a loud white noise generator 1,at a rave, the pumping bass is almost overwhelming 2,driving or riding in a vehicle, based on the road noises you hear 2,in or near a gunfight. You hear gunshots, automatic fire, and bedlam 1,riding on a bus, based on engine noise and other people's voices 1,standing on the street, possibly near a bus stop 1,in a kitchen, probably a small one, but you hear a few plates and dishes being worked 1,in a large kitchen, you hear orders being shouted, pots and pans clanking and the occasional flare up 1,in or near a massacre or possibly civil unrest. You hear screams, yells cut short, groans, gunfire, explosions, and bedlam 1,probably alone. You don't hear anything else on their end 1,maybe at a store? You hear some voice over the intercom 1,maybe in an airport? You hear a voice calling for boarding over an intercom 1,at some kind of jet park/airfield. The roar of jet engines, one in the midst of a full afterburner takeoff, can be heard 1,near to some authorities. You hear sirens 1,in a chase maybe? You hear tires squeal and sirens blare, and what might be gunshots in the background 1,in a helicopter based on the beating of the blades 1,in a lab or a hospital, you hear beeping and blinking and blinking and beeping 1,busy and they tell you such, but will help if you keep it short 1,busy and they tell you such, but will do legwork only if you keep it short. If you get verbose they threaten to hang up. 1,busy and they tell you such, but will do fence work if you keep it short. If you get verbose they threaten to hang up. 1,torturing someone, or at a torture session. You hear drowning, spurting, and choking followed by hacking and spitting 1,torturing someone, or at a torture session. You hear screams and shouts 1,torturing someone, or at a torture session. You hear screams, shouts and dull thumping at a variety of tempos 1,out on a run, their breath is short but measured. Other sounds are in the distant background 1,short of breath and frantic, they're running hard and fast 1,at a mall, voices are chatting all around them and there is sounds of walking, all of it echoing 1,at a large sports venue, speakers, music, and the roar of a crowd is heard
1,friendly 1,argumentative 1,belligerent 1,agreeable 1,surly 1,tired 1,bedraggled 1,distant 1,curt and to the point 1,no nonsense 1,scared 1,frantic
5,it's business as usual 1,didn't want to be disturbed 1,don't mind the interruption. Business as usual 1,will answer your question or get you want you need if you do a simple job for them 1,will help if you do a run for them 1,are glad to talk, but are resistant to providing any help 1,will give advice for free, but information is costing double today 1,will help, but the bribe better be good 1,will help for free, they feel like they owe you this one 1,won't help under any condition. Sorry, it's just one of those days 1,will help, but getting them to agree with anything takes 4x as long, as they go over every aspect of the deal with a fine tooth comb and hash out every little detail 1,help like normal 1,are only trading favors of gear or service today, they're not doing legwork 1,will help with legwork, but their gear access is on hold due to police activity 1,are almost unresponsive, get ready to ask every question 3 times, and for their main response to be "what?" 1,seem distracted, but get you the help you need. Information takes 10x as long to get, but fencing and gear legwork take only 2x the time 1,immediately ask for help, and hang up if you don't. If you do help them, they'll get you what you need