History TAbletopGame / Shadowrun

13th Jan '17 6:11:45 PM Kalaong
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** Events stick to Type 2 and possibly ''Type 1'' events on the SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility until Mayan Doomsday; Warren E. Burger doesn't retire from the US Supreme Court in 1986. UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan throws UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush under the bus during Iran-Contra. The first [=Alt!POTUS=] is Michael Dukakis. Two [=SCOTUS=] decisions allow private corporations to maintain [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_military_company private armies]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC nuclear power plants]]. The [[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/10/1350793/-John-McCain-and-Congress-helping-mining-company-steal-Apache-land US sells Native reservations to corporations]] to exploit their resources - throwing the residents in camps to expedite the process, which [[NiceJobFixingItVillain spares them]] from the global pandemic which wipes out a quarter of the Earth's First World population.

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** Events stick to Type 2 and possibly ''Type 1'' events on the SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility until Mayan Doomsday; Warren E. Burger doesn't retire from the US Supreme Court in 1986. UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan throws UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush under the bus during Iran-Contra. The first [=Alt!POTUS=] is Michael Dukakis. Two [=SCOTUS=] decisions allow private corporations to maintain [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_military_company private armies]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC nuclear power plants]]. The [[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/10/1350793/-John-McCain-and-Congress-helping-mining-company-steal-Apache-land US sells Native reservations to corporations]] to exploit their resources - throwing the residents in camps to expedite the process, which [[NiceJobFixingItVillain spares them]] from the [[DepopulationBomb global pandemic pandemic]] which wipes out a quarter of the Earth's First World population.


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* DepopulationBomb: VITAS(Virally Induced Toxic Allergy Syndrome) wipes out approximately a quarter of the Earth's population, and is a key element of the setting's [[BalkanizeMe bizarre]] [[SpaceFillingEmpire nation-states]]; though highly contagious and lethal, it was not untreatable, far more lethal to humans than metahumans, and more easily cured through magical means than mundane treatments. This is why there is such a significant number of metahumans, magic is so widespread and respected, and the world is run by the megacorporations - who used their stockpiles to save their own executives and employees first. It also made the {{Magical Native American}}s a superpower; as they were confined to isolated "internment" camps during the initial outbreaks, their populations were spared - and their magical talents made future outbreaks a chore instead of a threat. During the campaign, they would often find that VITAS outbreaks had killed their enemies for them.
12th Jan '17 3:12:27 PM Kalaong
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** Events stick to Type 2 and possibly ''Type 1'' events on the SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility until Mayan Doomsday; Warren E. Burger doesn't retire from the US Supreme Court in 1986. UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan throws UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush under the bus during Iran-Contra. The first [=Alt!POTUS=] is Michael Dukakis. Two [=SCOTUS=] decisions allow private corporations to maintain [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_military_company private armies]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC nuclear power plants]]. The [[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/10/1350793/-John-McCain-and-Congress-helping-mining-company-steal-Apache-land US sells Native reservations to corporations]] to exploit their resources - throwing the residents in camps to expedite the process, which spares them from the global pandemic which wipes out a quarter of the Earth's First World population.

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** Events stick to Type 2 and possibly ''Type 1'' events on the SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility until Mayan Doomsday; Warren E. Burger doesn't retire from the US Supreme Court in 1986. UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan throws UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush under the bus during Iran-Contra. The first [=Alt!POTUS=] is Michael Dukakis. Two [=SCOTUS=] decisions allow private corporations to maintain [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_military_company private armies]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC nuclear power plants]]. The [[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/10/1350793/-John-McCain-and-Congress-helping-mining-company-steal-Apache-land US sells Native reservations to corporations]] to exploit their resources - throwing the residents in camps to expedite the process, which [[NiceJobFixingItVillain spares them them]] from the global pandemic which wipes out a quarter of the Earth's First World population.


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** Though a ''big'' part of the reason Daniel "Howling Coyote" Coleman's insurrection succeeded is that the internment camps - isolated so as not to reveal the ''extremely'' inhumane conditions within - were spared from the first of a series of viral pandemics which ultimately killed one-fourth of the planet's population. Further outbreaks pretty much handed the continent to them on a silver platter, as curing them required either over a grand in medications or one healing spell.
27th Dec '16 9:55:23 AM Ramidel
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Written into the rules as of the Aztlan sourcebook. PC Shadowrunners are professional criminals who may do anything from bodyguard work to assassination for cold hard nuyen, but if one chooses to learn BloodMagic, they are immediately turned into [=NPC=]s. Even shadowrunners don't do that kind of dirty.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Written into the rules as of the Aztlan sourcebook. PC Shadowrunners are professional criminals who may do anything from bodyguard work to assassination for cold hard nuyen, but if one chooses to learn BloodMagic, they are immediately turned into [=NPC=]s. Even shadowrunners don't do that kind of dirty. In 4th Ed, this was scaled back to "it's recommended that the GM not let [=PCs=] learn this stuff, because it's secret and might be unbalancing in PC hands."
21st Dec '16 9:37:40 AM Kalaong
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'''''Shadowrun''''' is a {{Tabletop Game|s}} from Creator/{{FASA}} straddling the CyberPunk and DungeonPunk genres. It is set, depending on the edition, in the mid- or late 21st century, after [[TheMagicComesBack magic has returned]] on following December 21, 2012, the [[MayanDoomsday "zero date" at the end of the Mayan calendar]] as it had [[EternalRecurrence more than once in the distant past]]. Dragons and other mythic beasts awoke from eons-long slumber; many humans gained the ability to cast magical spells and/or mutated into [[FiveRaces new, yet familiar]] species. The Native Americans were the first ones to use magic on a greater scale and they used their newfound power to retake most of the western North American continent. The real movers and shakers, though, are the [[MegaCorp megacorporations]], who have achieved [[OneNationUnderCopyright extraterritorial status]] and are now [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem exempt from the majority of laws]]. In this world, the players are Shadowrunners, freelance operatives who take jobs that corporations, governments, and other entities [[PlausibleDeniability prefer]] not to handle themselves -- and occasionally, they handle the ones those entities ''[[CopsNeedTheVigilante can't]].''

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'''''Shadowrun''''' is a {{Tabletop Game|s}} from Creator/{{FASA}} straddling the CyberPunk and DungeonPunk genres. It is set, depending on the edition, in the mid- or late 21st century, after [[TheMagicComesBack magic has returned]] on following December 21, 2012, the [[MayanDoomsday "zero date" at the end of the Mayan calendar]] as it had [[EternalRecurrence more than once in the distant past]]. Dragons and other mythic beasts awoke from eons-long slumber; many humans gained the ability to cast magical spells and/or mutated into [[FiveRaces new, yet familiar]] species. The Native Americans were the first ones to use magic on a greater scale and they used their newfound power to retake most of the western North American continent. The real movers and shakers, though, are the [[MegaCorp megacorporations]], who have achieved [[OneNationUnderCopyright extraterritorial status]] and are now [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem exempt from the majority of laws]]. In this world, the players are Shadowrunners, freelance operatives who take jobs that corporations, governments, and other entities [[PlausibleDeniability prefer]] not to handle themselves -- and occasionally, they handle the ones [[WhoYouGonnaCall ones]] those entities ''[[CopsNeedTheVigilante can't]].''
10th Dec '16 12:58:11 AM Kalaong
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'''''Shadowrun''''' is a {{Tabletop Game|s}} from Creator/{{FASA}} straddling the CyberPunk and DungeonPunk genres. It is set, depending on the edition, in the mid- or late 21st century, after [[TheMagicComesBack magic has returned]] on following December 21, 2012, the [[MayanDoomsday "zero date" at the end of the Mayan calendar]] as it had [[EternalRecurrence more than once in the distant past]]. Dragons and other mythic beasts awoke from eons-long slumber; many humans gained the ability to cast magical spells and/or mutated into [[FiveRaces new, yet familiar]] species. The Native Americans were the first ones to use magic on a greater scale and they used their newfound power to retake most of the western North American continent. The real movers and shakers, though, are the [[MegaCorp megacorporations]], who have achieved extraterritorial status and are now exempt from the majority of laws. In this world, the players are Shadowrunners, freelance operatives who take jobs that corporations, governments, and other entities [[PlausibleDeniability prefer]] not to handle themselves -- and occasionally, they handle the ones those entities ''[[CopsNeedTheVigilante can't]].''

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'''''Shadowrun''''' is a {{Tabletop Game|s}} from Creator/{{FASA}} straddling the CyberPunk and DungeonPunk genres. It is set, depending on the edition, in the mid- or late 21st century, after [[TheMagicComesBack magic has returned]] on following December 21, 2012, the [[MayanDoomsday "zero date" at the end of the Mayan calendar]] as it had [[EternalRecurrence more than once in the distant past]]. Dragons and other mythic beasts awoke from eons-long slumber; many humans gained the ability to cast magical spells and/or mutated into [[FiveRaces new, yet familiar]] species. The Native Americans were the first ones to use magic on a greater scale and they used their newfound power to retake most of the western North American continent. The real movers and shakers, though, are the [[MegaCorp megacorporations]], who have achieved [[OneNationUnderCopyright extraterritorial status status]] and are now [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem exempt from the majority of laws.laws]]. In this world, the players are Shadowrunners, freelance operatives who take jobs that corporations, governments, and other entities [[PlausibleDeniability prefer]] not to handle themselves -- and occasionally, they handle the ones those entities ''[[CopsNeedTheVigilante can't]].''
10th Dec '16 12:55:57 AM Kalaong
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'''''Shadowrun''''' is a {{Tabletop Game|s}} from Creator/{{FASA}} straddling the CyberPunk and DungeonPunk genres. It is set, depending on the edition, in the mid- or late 21st century, after [[TheMagicComesBack magic has returned]] on following December 21, 2012, the [[MayanDoomsday "zero date" at the end of the Mayan calendar]] as it had more than once in the distant past. Dragons and other mythic beasts awoke from eons-long slumber; many humans gained the ability to cast magical spells and/or mutated into [[FiveRaces new, yet familiar]] species. The Native Americans were the first ones to use magic on a greater scale and they used their newfound power to retake most of the western North American continent. The real movers and shakers, though, are the [[MegaCorp megacorporations]], who have achieved extraterritorial status and are now exempt from the majority of laws. In this world, the players are Shadowrunners, freelance operatives who take jobs that corporations, governments, and other entities [[PlausibleDeniability prefer]] not to handle themselves -- and occasionally, they handle the ones those entities ''[[CopsNeedTheVigilante can't]].''

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'''''Shadowrun''''' is a {{Tabletop Game|s}} from Creator/{{FASA}} straddling the CyberPunk and DungeonPunk genres. It is set, depending on the edition, in the mid- or late 21st century, after [[TheMagicComesBack magic has returned]] on following December 21, 2012, the [[MayanDoomsday "zero date" at the end of the Mayan calendar]] as it had [[EternalRecurrence more than once in the distant past.past]]. Dragons and other mythic beasts awoke from eons-long slumber; many humans gained the ability to cast magical spells and/or mutated into [[FiveRaces new, yet familiar]] species. The Native Americans were the first ones to use magic on a greater scale and they used their newfound power to retake most of the western North American continent. The real movers and shakers, though, are the [[MegaCorp megacorporations]], who have achieved extraterritorial status and are now exempt from the majority of laws. In this world, the players are Shadowrunners, freelance operatives who take jobs that corporations, governments, and other entities [[PlausibleDeniability prefer]] not to handle themselves -- and occasionally, they handle the ones those entities ''[[CopsNeedTheVigilante can't]].''
10th Dec '16 12:54:06 AM Kalaong
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* AdventureFriendlyWorld: One of the "friendliest" ''ever.'' The entire planet is a DeathWorld - either a [[DontGoInTheWoods savage wilderness]] full of supernatural critters where only [[MagicalNativeAmerican Magical Natives]] can thrive, or a PollutedWasteland with ''even nastier'' supernatural critters that even the Magical Natives can't handle. The only exceptions are the [[WretchedHive sprawls]], each a TruceZone between what's left of the idiotically bureaucratic governments that let things get this bad, the Magical Natives who overthrew them in a somewhat-effective attempt to fix it, and the mercilessly efficient {{MegaCorp}}s who were actually responsible for the whole mess. And you, player? You're a deniable mercenary in a world full of things to steal, shoot, or just run past. Welcome to the Sixth World, chummer.

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* AdventureFriendlyWorld: One of the "friendliest" ''ever.'' The entire planet is a DeathWorld - either a [[DontGoInTheWoods savage wilderness]] full of supernatural critters where only [[MagicalNativeAmerican Magical Natives]] can thrive, or a PollutedWasteland with ''even nastier'' supernatural critters that even the Magical Natives can't handle. The only exceptions are the [[WretchedHive sprawls]], each a TruceZone between what's left of the idiotically bureaucratic governments that let things get this bad, the Magical Natives who overthrew them in a somewhat-effective attempt to fix it, and the mercilessly efficient {{MegaCorp}}s {{Mega Corp}}s who were actually responsible for the whole mess. And you, player? You're a deniable mercenary in a world full of things to steal, shoot, or just run past. Welcome to the Sixth World, chummer.
9th Dec '16 11:36:46 AM Kalaong
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'''''Shadowrun''''' is a {{Tabletop Game|s}} from Creator/{{FASA}} straddling the CyberPunk and DungeonPunk genres. It is set, depending on the edition, in the mid- or late 21st century, after [[TheMagicComesBack magic has returned]] on following December 21, 2012, the [[MayanDoomsday "zero date" at the end of the Mayan calendar]] as it had more than once in the distant past. Dragons and other mythic beasts awoke from eons-long slumber; many humans gained the ability to cast magical spells and/or mutated into [[FiveRaces new, yet familiar]] species. The Native Americans were the first ones to use magic on a greater scale and they used their newfound power to retake most of the western North American continent. The real movers and shakers, though, are the [[MegaCorp megacorporations]], who have achieved extraterritorial status and are now exempt from the majority of laws. In this world, the players are Shadowrunners, freelance operatives who take jobs that corporations, governments, and other entities can't (or won't) handle themselves.

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'''''Shadowrun''''' is a {{Tabletop Game|s}} from Creator/{{FASA}} straddling the CyberPunk and DungeonPunk genres. It is set, depending on the edition, in the mid- or late 21st century, after [[TheMagicComesBack magic has returned]] on following December 21, 2012, the [[MayanDoomsday "zero date" at the end of the Mayan calendar]] as it had more than once in the distant past. Dragons and other mythic beasts awoke from eons-long slumber; many humans gained the ability to cast magical spells and/or mutated into [[FiveRaces new, yet familiar]] species. The Native Americans were the first ones to use magic on a greater scale and they used their newfound power to retake most of the western North American continent. The real movers and shakers, though, are the [[MegaCorp megacorporations]], who have achieved extraterritorial status and are now exempt from the majority of laws. In this world, the players are Shadowrunners, freelance operatives who take jobs that corporations, governments, and other entities can't (or won't) [[PlausibleDeniability prefer]] not to handle themselves.
themselves -- and occasionally, they handle the ones those entities ''[[CopsNeedTheVigilante can't]].''
2nd Dec '16 10:22:43 PM DreadPirate7
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* WalkingArmory: The average character uses an assault rifle. The Weapon Specialist premade character, on the other hand, ''carries'' "Combat Axe; 2 Katanas; Medium Crossbow w/20 Bolts; 10 Throwing Knives; 10 Shuriken; 10 Fragmentation Grenades; Ares Predator IV [w/Quick Draw Holster and 10 clips of Explosive Ammo]; Yamaha Sakura Fubuki [w/ Smartlink, Concealable Holster, and 80 rounds of Regular Ammo]; Walther MA-2100 [w/4 clips Regular Ammo]; Aztechnology Striker ( a rocket launcher); Survival Knife; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Stun Baton]]."


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* WalkingArmory: The average character uses an assault rifle. The Weapon Specialist premade character, on the other hand, ''carries'' "Combat Axe; 2 Katanas; Medium Crossbow w/20 Bolts; 10 Throwing Knives; 10 Shuriken; 10 Fragmentation Grenades; Ares Predator IV [w/Quick Draw Holster and 10 clips of Explosive Ammo]; Yamaha Sakura Fubuki [w/ Smartlink, Concealable Holster, and 80 rounds of Regular Ammo]; Walther MA-2100 [w/4 clips Regular Ammo]; Aztechnology Striker ( a rocket launcher); Survival Knife; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Stun Baton]]."
2nd Dec '16 10:20:54 PM DreadPirate7
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* MoreDakka: The average character uses an assault rifle. The Weapon Specialist premade character, on the other hand, ''carries'' "Combat Axe; 2 Katanas; Medium Crossbow w/20 Bolts; 10 Throwing Knives; 10 Shuriken; 10 Fragmentation Grenades; Ares Predator IV [w/Quick Draw Holster and 10 clips of Explosive Ammo]; Yamaha Sakura Fubuki [w/ Smartlink, Concealable Holster, and 80 rounds of Regular Ammo]; Walther MA-2100 [w/4 clips Regular Ammo]; Aztechnology Striker ( a rocket launcher); Survival Knife; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Stun Baton]]."

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* MoreDakka: WalkingArmory: The average character uses an assault rifle. The Weapon Specialist premade character, on the other hand, ''carries'' "Combat Axe; 2 Katanas; Medium Crossbow w/20 Bolts; 10 Throwing Knives; 10 Shuriken; 10 Fragmentation Grenades; Ares Predator IV [w/Quick Draw Holster and 10 clips of Explosive Ammo]; Yamaha Sakura Fubuki [w/ Smartlink, Concealable Holster, and 80 rounds of Regular Ammo]; Walther MA-2100 [w/4 clips Regular Ammo]; Aztechnology Striker ( a rocket launcher); Survival Knife; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Stun Baton]]."
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