Friday, September 21, 2012

Shadowrun :: BIOS Boot

In the flurry that is post-Gencon everyone is scrambling to play their new goodness. I've had a chance to play quite a few new things, but one which has been on the list is Shadowrun. It's a mash-up of a futuristic technology-centric world mixed with dwarves, elves, trolls, etc.

I'm excited to give a try as I've always been intrigued with technology and its potential. I'm going to put together a little back story, and if I'm up to it try and stick with updating the progress (if/when) once we get underway.

Here is my quick bit of info introducing my character...
Character Name: Consigliere Gaetano "Tommy-Troll-Finger Brown" Brown
Character Type: Enforcer and Drug pusher, wakes up in Seattle uncertain how he arrived. Has flash-backs of baseball bats, and not because he just watched a game a baseball.
Special Skills: Can handle any situation that requires persuasion, not necessarily because of his ability to speak well, but mostly because he is a big troll.
Favorite Food: Timpano (an Italian recipe calling for layers of prosciutto, pasta, meatballs, cheese, bechamel, served in a big drum pot)

x86 assembly for displaying some characters via the TTY (0x0e) w/INT 0x10

mov ah, 0x0e
mov al, 'S'
int 0x10
mov al, 'H'
int 0x10
mov al, 'A'
int 0x10
mov al, 'D'
int 0x10
mov al, 'O'
int 0x10
mov al, 'W'
int 0x10
mov al, 'R'
int 0x10
mov al, 'U'
int 0x10
mov al, 'N'