I've run two sessions of A/N/N for my friends now and the game is really starting to rev up. We're playing one big set piece per session, and that pacing is working well for us. After kidnapping the data scientists working with the anarchists in Reykjavik, the group infiltrated Free City Atlantica with a memory they had copied from Utseo's mind as a bartering tool to get them into Edgar's good graces. Given an awful encounter with Armingshire (acting autonomously), I'm surprised that their negotiations went as well as they did. But, since they didn't realize that Edgar was selling them something he'd already sold, and thus was willing to overlook such things for a payout, they did find the server they wanted to access.
Session 1 Crew:
Dr. Henri Qasar
Session 2 Crew:
1. One of the first things that came up was that Emily Syndrome identified with the anarchists and worked towards a peaceful solution. While I let Armingshire strafe them in the helicopter after a while, the part about letting the players know that this was supposed to be solved by violence didn't happen, and I felt would have unnecessarily cut off Emily's player.
2. Actually describing the Hoefler organization, and why they had two basic viable targets, was basically hand waived. I wasn't sure why these two locations were best, so I just described it as their investigation results/intuition.
3. The text, which I read aloud early on, was very explicit about their not being a Matrix or anything like that, and that while there was an internet, remote hacking was just not done. Then, as I'm getting to the part where I'm supposed to reveal that these ultra secure servers on an oil rig in the Caribbean were hacked and Josine was erased just felt like bullshit. I wouldn't mind describing an awesome hack job, but it just didn't fit. As such, I ended last session with the idea that what Josine backed up was not full memories but had encoded a way to contact Vital Beta, or, in this case, have Vital Beta contact the characters. It felt and feels weak, but I'm running with that for now.
More thoughts as they come up!