“Activated Trauma Team Insurance Cards show up on the holographic map of the Northeast Sprawl. Johnny Silverhand is over-dosing in his penthouse. An as-yet-unidentified insurance card-holder is bleeding out downtown, pinned down by some of Morgan Blackhand’s merc buddies. Meanwhile, an Arasaka upper-middle-manager is having a minor heart attack, no big deal but he’s asking for help taking his shot of nano-stent as he nor his concubine can find any usable veins. The heart-attack suit is a double-black card holder, so he moves to the top of the queue. Let’s move, Trauma Team.”
The part I remember is the insurance you could buy. The highest-end insurance meant that an armored hover-bulance would find you and get you the fuck outta dodge and to the ER for where the finest trauma surgeons awaited.
Shit, I wanted a game about the ambulance teams, fuck everything else. Shit, I still want that game. Maybe with lego-made hover-bulances and city-scapes, med evac-ing asshole rock-stars who are O.D.ing in the middle of a domestic and/or corporate CEO’s who are being targeted for a high end assassination when they punch their insurance card.
Might have to play that concept with Technoir (kickstarter, playtest doc, SG thread), write up a Transmission for the Northeast Sprawl, the U.S. mega-city that has occurred as New York City, Albany, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington D.C. have merged into one pulsing urban tumor.
I wouldn’t want Trauma Team Inc. to be this neat and tidy employer but the business to have been bought out and is being sold in pieces hither and yon. The team has to decide to stick with their shift-mates and maybe buy-out their ambulance-ship or make their own way.
I really like the character concepts this could bring to the table. Former military medics, armed-to-the-teeth-security-guards, a daredevil pilot and so on. Working stiff mercenary EMT’s doing their best with a bad situation, with a medical system that is beyond broken, in a flying medical support vehicle that can save most any life and stop any bullet if its in the right place at the right time.
That said, I still want to build the ambulance-ship out of lego’s and I’d want some city-morph tiles with which to make up places where the trauma goes down.