Side Treks and Distractions
Having a network of contacts is useful for a shadowrunner; they provide information, gear and sometimes a good place to hide, However, sometimes a contact has something that they need from you; small errands, tasks or favors to ask of the runner. These are far less complicated or involved than a run, but still rely on the expertise of the runner, some of their time, and sometimes some resources.
Each week, the character must select one of their contacts, and roll a connection check for that contact:
- Rolling over the contact’s connection rating means the contact does not bother the runner.
- Rolling under the contact’s connection rating indicates that the contact has some small favor or service to ask of the runner.
Once a contact has asked a favor, the runner must select a different contact the following week. Once all the runner’s contacts have asked a favor, the process re-starts.