History Tabletopgame / Shadowrun

23rd Apr '16 11:39:20 AM Cifer
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone calls them Mr Johnson (or Herr Schmidt or the local equivalent). Right up to the point where after you've done their dirty work, they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness attempt to betray you]] and you either die, flee or reveal that you've done your homework, know where they live and currently have someone with a sniper rifle trained on the head of [[AndYourLittleDogToo their little dog, too.]]

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone calls them Mr Johnson (or Herr Schmidt or the local equivalent). Right up to the point where after you've done their dirty work, they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness attempt to betray you]] and you either die, flee or reveal that you've done your homework, know who they are and where they live and currently have someone with a sniper rifle trained on the head of [[AndYourLittleDogToo their little dog, too.]]
23rd Apr '16 9:15:23 AM Cifer
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone calls them Mr Johnson (or Herr Schmidt or the local equivalent). Right up to the point where after you've done their dirty work, they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness attempt to betray you]] and you either die, flee or reveal that you've done your homework, know where they live and currently have someone with a sniper rifle trained on the head of [[AndYourLittleDogToo their little dog, too.]]



** Not just everything, but ''everyone''. Unless you live in a total deadzone, you're likely to have at least a basic commlink. A lot of high-security places ''require'' you to have one. It wasn't all that different in 2nd and 3rd, actually; most people were hooked into the net one way or another.

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** Not just everything, but ''everyone''. Unless you live in a total deadzone, you're likely to have at least a basic commlink. A lot of high-security places ''require'' you to have one. It wasn't all that different While in 2nd and 3rd, actually; 3rd most people were hooked into the net one way or another.another, in an effort to make hackers more capable in meat-space missions, it was decided that most tech communicates wirelessly, meaning it can be hacked from a distance - ''including your cyberware''.
23rd Apr '16 8:58:51 AM Cifer
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The way most runners prefer things. Not only deckers, but pretty much every runner goes by street names, because a) they sound cool (for the pink mohawk crowd) and b) going by your real name is somewhat detrimental to leading a double-life of profitable crime (for the black trenchcoats).
18th Apr '16 6:58:15 AM Kalaong
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* CripplingOverspecialisation: If you're ''not'' doing this, common wisdom amongst ''Shadowrun'' veterans is that you're doing it wrong. ''Shadowrun'' character creation has always rewarded focus over flexibility, and it's better to have a party made up of a specialised sammie, decker, face, and mage that throw 10+ dice for their field and default at everything else, than [[MasterOfNone four characters that can throw 4-5 dice for everything]]. Simple caveat; ''everyone'' in the party should have at least one multiple-use ranged attack(pistol or powerbolt) and the ability to stop someone else from bleeding out(a healing spell or basic training in fist aid).

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* CripplingOverspecialisation: If you're ''not'' doing this, common wisdom amongst ''Shadowrun'' veterans is that you're doing it wrong. ''Shadowrun'' character creation has always rewarded focus over flexibility, and it's better to have a party made up of a specialised sammie, decker, face, and mage that throw 10+ dice for their field and default at everything else, than [[MasterOfNone four characters that can throw 4-5 dice for everything]]. Simple caveat; ''everyone'' in the party should have at least one multiple-use ranged attack(pistol or powerbolt) and the ability to stop someone else from bleeding out(a healing spell or basic training in fist first aid).
18th Apr '16 6:58:00 AM Kalaong
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* CripplingOverspecialisation: If you're ''not'' doing this, common wisdom amongst ''Shadowrun'' veterans is that you're doing it wrong. ''Shadowrun'' character creation has always rewarded focus over flexibility, and it's better to have a party made up of a specialised sammie, decker, face, and mage that throw 10+ dice for their field and default at everything else, than [[MasterOfNone four characters that can throw 4-5 dice for everything]]. Excepting that everyone in the party should know how to shoot ''some'' kind of ranged weapon and handle basic first aid.

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* CripplingOverspecialisation: If you're ''not'' doing this, common wisdom amongst ''Shadowrun'' veterans is that you're doing it wrong. ''Shadowrun'' character creation has always rewarded focus over flexibility, and it's better to have a party made up of a specialised sammie, decker, face, and mage that throw 10+ dice for their field and default at everything else, than [[MasterOfNone four characters that can throw 4-5 dice for everything]]. Excepting that everyone Simple caveat; ''everyone'' in the party should know how to shoot ''some'' kind of have at least one multiple-use ranged weapon attack(pistol or powerbolt) and handle the ability to stop someone else from bleeding out(a healing spell or basic first aid.training in fist aid).
13th Apr '16 3:43:40 PM MarqFJA
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* ZombieAdvocate: There are a few groups fighting for the rights of ghouls, but to be fair, not all ghouls are serial-killing cannibals. The ones that are are usually either feral or just plain evil. The [[VegetarianVampire ethical solution]] is simply to eat the already dead or just old severed body parts, because ghouls can only survive on metahuman flesh; despite Dunkelzahn's efforts, there's still no substitute for it. The ZombieAdvocate agenda has won, enough that ghouls can be [=PC=]s now. Not FUN [=PC=]s, but [=PC=]s.

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* ZombieAdvocate: There are a few groups fighting for the rights of ghouls, but to be fair, not all ghouls are serial-killing cannibals. The ones that are are usually either feral or just plain evil. The [[VegetarianVampire ethical solution]] is simply to eat the already dead or just old severed body parts, because ghouls can only survive on metahuman flesh; despite Dunkelzahn's efforts, there's still no substitute for it. The ZombieAdvocate agenda has won, enough that ghouls can be [=PC=]s now. Not FUN '''fun''' [=PC=]s, but still [=PC=]s.
22nd Mar '16 1:24:07 PM GalahadPC
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** The ''Aetherology'' supplement pitches the theory that H.P. Lovecraft might have been an accidental astral traveler, and strongly implies that the Yithians, mi-go, and other alien life he wrote about are connected with the Horrors who attempted to invade earth in the 2nd Edition adventure ''Harlequin's Back.''


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* StarfishAliens: Beings native to the lesser-known and more remote metaplanes can be downright incomprehensible. Spirits can also take bizarre forms, particularly those summoned by magicians of more questionable traditions.
12th Mar '16 4:35:49 AM Kalaong
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* ExtyYearsFromNow: The 1st edition was set in 2050. FASA kept sliding the timeframe 61 years from the present day with the 2nd and 3rd, but the 4th edition was set in 2070, and the 5th in 2075.
6th Mar '16 2:19:41 AM morenohijazo
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* WeirdWeather: The continent of Australia is plagued by violent and massive mana storms.
5th Mar '16 4:07:22 AM GalahadPC
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** As of ''Rigger 5.0'', the rigger rulebook for 5th edition, characters in-universe have acknowledged that much of their electronic technology is barely any better than it was half a century earlier. The blame is generally laid on the two global network crashes and the worldwide chaos of the Awakening, which collectively destroyed a great deal of knowledge, made everybody wary of computers that were ''too'' accessible, and shifted the focus of technological research (with medical science becoming a big winner in that department).
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