History Tabletopgame / Shadowrun

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]].''
17th Feb '17 12:07:21 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 [[DepopulationBomb global pandemic]] which wipes out a quarter of the Earth's population.
*** 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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** 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. 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]] which wipes out a quarter of the Earth's population. Two [=SCOTUS=] decisions lead to the rise of {{Mega Corp}}s;
### 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...
### 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.
*** 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.
17th Feb '17 11:57:56 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 [[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 December 21, 2012, the [[MayanDoomsday "zero date" at the end of the Mayan calendar]] 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 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]].''
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]].''
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