History TAbletopGame / Shadowrun

13th Apr '17 8:21:02 PM pokedude10
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* PrefersTheIllusion: [=SimSense=] (or just Sims) are virtual reality devices which allow the viewer to experience all of the 5 senses (actors appearing in Sims tend to be very good at controlling their emotions). This has led to overuse, as Sim addiction is more common than chemical addictions. Made even worse by "Better Than Life" (or BTL) chips, which have the limiters illegally removed, making them [[SenseFreak even more vivid and "real"]] than the original recordings.
9th Apr '17 8:23:03 PM Malady
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31st Mar '17 12:33:35 PM eroock
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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 returned]] on [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], 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 [[WhoYouGonnaCall ones]] those entities ''[[CopsNeedTheVigilante can't]].''

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'''''Shadowrun''''' ''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 returned]] on [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], 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 [[WhoYouGonnaCall ones]] those entities ''[[CopsNeedTheVigilante can't]].''
18th Mar '17 5:11:31 AM Theharbo
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* GatheringSteam: The Vindicator minigun takes one combat turn for its barrels to get up to speed before it can fire.
8th Mar '17 3:13:58 AM Ramidel
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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: The CSA, Quebec, and California are back, plus many Native American states, but Canada joined with the remnants of the US more or less for convenience's sake, thus forming the United Canadian and American States. The elves also have their own kingdoms called Tír Tairngire and Tír na nÓg.

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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: The CSA, Quebec, and California are back, plus many Native American states, but Canada joined with the remnants of the US more or less for convenience's sake, thus forming the United Canadian and American States. The elves also have their own kingdoms kingdom called Tír Tairngire and Tír na nÓg.Tairngire.
7th Mar '17 9:36:39 PM mlsmithca
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: This is what "Pink Mohawk" vs "Black Trenchcoat" usually boils down to. "Pink Mohawk" games tend to be more idealistic and feature more SoCoolItsAwesome and larger-than-life neo-anarchists and cyber-warriors fighting the good fight with high-powered explosions, while "Black Trenchcoat" is more about your players being criminals if not outright terrorists living under the radar in a cyberpunk dystopia where you're a small fry in a big pond. Thematically, ''Shadowrun'''s first two editions favoured Pink Mohawk (especially in art style) while the later editions have leaned in the opposite direction.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: This is what "Pink Mohawk" vs "Black Trenchcoat" usually boils down to. "Pink Mohawk" games tend to be more idealistic and feature more SoCoolItsAwesome awesomeness and larger-than-life neo-anarchists and cyber-warriors fighting the good fight with high-powered explosions, while "Black Trenchcoat" is more about your players being criminals if not outright terrorists living under the radar in a cyberpunk dystopia where you're a small fry in a big pond. Thematically, ''Shadowrun'''s first two editions favoured Pink Mohawk (especially in art style) while the later editions have leaned in the opposite direction.
6th Mar '17 12:24:50 AM Ramidel
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* CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority: The setting was written from this perspective, but the message often gets [[BrokenAesop muddled]] when the player-character "punks" are mercenary criminals who spend most of their time working for the Man while cherishing their own free agency. The rules and the fiction often reflect this tension.
28th Feb '17 8:42:02 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 [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], 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 [[WhoYouGonnaCall 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 [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], 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 [[WhoYouGonnaCall ones]] those entities ''[[CopsNeedTheVigilante can't]].''
17th Feb '17 3:03:21 PM Kalaong
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### Especially because the same year, the NRC was forced to give another corporation its own ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC nuclear power plant]]'' rather than be accused of graft. And the corporation was able to spin an ecoterrorist attack on the plant into nationhood(the "[[http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Shiawase_Decision Shiawase Decision]]") by saying they'd have been able to protect the place better with mercenaries instead of local cops. And an attempt by the ecoterrorist group to clear their name is interrupted by a bombing believed to be the first shadowrun.
### This eventually goes all the way up to full-blown ''[[OneNationUnderCopyright corporate]] [[http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Extraterritoriality extraterritoriality]].''
*** The Mayan Doomsday, of course, is when TheMagicComesBack and things jump straight to Class X. Those imprisoned Indians turn into true {{Magical Native American}}s, enabling them to fight and ''win'' a civil war with the US. Countries are [[BalkanizeMe torn apart]] and [[SpaceFillingEmpire re-assembled]] in bizarre ways. {{Bizarre Baby Boom}}s of [[FiveRaces magical]] HumanSubspecies take place. The lands depopulated by plagues fill up with magical critters. Cybernetic technology goes from cochlear implants to full-blown combat enhancements cheap enough for street punks to afford.

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### Especially because the same year, the NRC was forced to give another corporation its own ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC nuclear power plant]]'' rather than be accused of graft. And the corporation was able to spin an ecoterrorist attack on the plant into nationhood(the into full-blown ''[[OneNationUnderCopyright corporate]] [[http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Extraterritoriality extraterritoriality]].''(the "[[http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Shiawase_Decision Shiawase Decision]]") by saying they'd have been able to protect the place better with mercenaries instead of local cops. And an attempt by the ecoterrorist group to clear their name is interrupted by a bombing believed to be the first shadowrun.
### This eventually goes all the way up to full-blown ''[[OneNationUnderCopyright corporate]] [[http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Extraterritoriality extraterritoriality]].''
*** The Mayan Doomsday, of course, is when TheMagicComesBack and things jump straight to [[AlienSpaceBats Class X.X]]. Those imprisoned Indians turn into true {{Magical Native American}}s, enabling them to fight and ''win'' a civil war with the US. Countries are [[BalkanizeMe torn apart]] and [[SpaceFillingEmpire re-assembled]] in bizarre ways. {{Bizarre Baby Boom}}s of [[FiveRaces magical]] HumanSubspecies take place. The lands depopulated by plagues fill up with magical critters. Cybernetic technology goes from cochlear implants to full-blown combat enhancements cheap enough for street punks to afford.
17th Feb '17 12:11:25 PM Kalaong
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### In 1999, the Supreme Court grants certain major corporations the right to form ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_military_company private armies]]'' as "ex post facto" justification for ending a vicious food riot with a massacre instead of permitting the rioters to accidentally start an outbreak by eating hazardous medical waste. It's implied that the "[[http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Seretech_Decision Seretech Decision]]" was planned in advance from riot to lawsuit, because it's kind of stupid to transport hazardous medical waste through Manhattan during a food riot...

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### In 1999, the Supreme Court grants certain many major corporations the right to form ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_military_company private armies]]'' act as PrivateMilitaryContractors as "ex post facto" justification for ending a vicious food riot with a massacre instead of permitting the rioters to accidentally start an outbreak by eating hazardous medical waste. It's implied that the "[[http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Seretech_Decision Seretech Decision]]" was planned in advance from riot to lawsuit, because it's kind of stupid to transport hazardous medical waste through Manhattan during a food riot...


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### This eventually goes all the way up to full-blown ''[[OneNationUnderCopyright corporate]] [[http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Extraterritoriality extraterritoriality]].''
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