History Videogame / ShadowrunReturns

21st Sep '16 5:35:45 PM Generality
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* RatKing: Gobbet's (a shaman with a rat totem) loyalty mission involves returning to collective she used to live in, in order to confront an old friend (another rat shaman) who's gone [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide toxic]] and started ruling with an iron fist after acquiring a [[UpgradeArtifact fetish]]. [[spoiler: When you meet her, she's somehow merged with a swarm of rats to become a sort of EldritchAbomination.]]
8th Sep '16 8:57:03 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* {{Cap}}: As noted in FiveRaces, the base stats have a cap of 9 with variations based on race, though it can be somewhat impractical to get that high. This cap extends to the skills they govern. Dodge can only goes as high as your Quickness stat, for example. ''Hong Kong'' adds a cyberware specialization stat which allows you to override the maximums with cyberware.
8th Sep '16 10:53:19 AM TheRoguePenguin
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** In ''Dragonfall'' [[spoiler: the megas, spearheaded by Saeder-Krupp and with the backing of the German government, are going to dismantle the Flux State a few months after the events of the campaign]].
** In ''Hong Kong'' [[spoiler: despite how many favors you successfully complete for the Yellow Lotus they are still going to get into all out war with the Red Dragons and are going to lose badly a few years later. Also, Ares is going to seize control of the Hong Kong Police Force is spite of your actions in the bonus campaign]].

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** In ''Dragonfall'' ''Dragonfall'', [[spoiler: the megas, spearheaded by Saeder-Krupp and with the backing of the German government, are going to dismantle the Flux State a few months after the events of the campaign]].
** In ''Hong Kong'' Kong'', [[spoiler: despite how many favors you successfully complete for the Yellow Lotus they are still going to will inevitably get into all out all-out war with the Red Dragons and are going to lose badly a few years later. Also, Ares is going to seize control of the Hong Kong Police Force is in spite of your actions in the bonus campaign]].
8th Sep '16 8:22:12 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* CashGate: It takes most of the game to earn Alice's fee for the information you need.

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* CashGate: It takes most of the game to earn Alice's fee for the information you need. Each mission has a portion of the payout devoted to the fund, which will reach the limit with one mission to spare. You can also donate your own money, though this is ill-advised since you also need it for equipment.
8th Sep '16 7:24:09 AM tdf4638
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* CashGate: It takes most of the game to earn Alice's fee for the information you need.
28th Aug '16 7:48:32 PM PlasmaTalon
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* GambitPileUp: [[spoiler:Harlequin]] credits the current state of the world to this. Rejecting the notion that there is a single all powerful group or conspiracy causing all the world's problems, but rather it being the result of countless smaller intrigues and schemes colliding.
25th Aug '16 10:58:16 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: In the mission to rescue [[spoiler:Raymond]], you have to fight a large number of guards while your decker does some hacking. On your way out the building, one last group of guards shows up to stop you. You're given the option to remind this group that you just killed all the other guards who tried to stop you. They wisely stand aside.
25th Aug '16 10:52:34 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* BookcasePassage: The museum heist mission has some of the most valuable artifacts hidden behind a bookcase. You can access it either by figuring out the password, bypassing it with decking, or having a strong character force the door open. The latter counts as a point on the alarm gauge, though, so it's a last resort.



* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Racter is a firm believer in the idea that this trope can and eventually will be subverted, [[spoiler:since he's heavily cyberized yet his personality has not been affected by it. He attributes this to his [[TheSociopath sociopathy]] and believes those like him are better adapted for the world they live in now]].



[[spoiler: '''PlayerCharacter''': You are entitled to ''nothing''. By asking, you've already conceded defeat. [[MyRuleFuIsStrongerThanYours I know your laws, Queen, and I will hold you to them.]]]]\\

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[[spoiler: '''PlayerCharacter''': [[spoiler: You are entitled to ''nothing''. By asking, you've already conceded defeat. [[MyRuleFuIsStrongerThanYours I know your laws, Queen, and I will hold you to them.]]]]\\



[[spoiler: '''PlayerCharacter''': [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu You'll spend the rest of eternity wondering.]]]]

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[[spoiler: '''PlayerCharacter''': [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu You'll spend the rest of eternity wondering.]]]]



* DiscOneNuke: For melee characters, there's the Emperor's Sword. Obtained by defeating the preternatural corpse in the museum heist, it is a very good melee weapon that does decent physical damage, saps enemy AP on critical hits, ''and'' can shoot a lightning bolt at long range. It only requires a Close Combat skill of 5 to use. The museum heist is one of the first available missions with only mild combat encounters, making it a tempting run to go for.

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* DiscOneNuke: For melee characters, there's the Emperor's Sword. Obtained by defeating the preternatural corpse in the museum heist, it is a very good melee weapon that does decent physical damage, saps enemy AP on critical hits, ''and'' can shoot a lightning bolt at long range. It only requires a Close Combat skill of 5 to use. The museum heist is one of the first available missions with only mild combat encounters, making it a tempting run to go for.for right off the bat.



* EarlyGameHell: Once you've done the opening mission and unlocked the mission computer, which missions you select can determine how much trouble you have. The geomantic sabotage mission is one of the most difficult in the game if you're thorough, and the Whampoan Elders mission can lead to some rather heavy combat encounters if you can't talk them down (which is especially annoying because Gaichu is recruited here). The museum heist is the most mundane of the bunch.

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* EarlyGameHell: Once you've done the opening mission and unlocked the mission computer, which of the first three missions you select can determine how much trouble you have. The geomantic sabotage mission is one of the most difficult in the game if you're thorough, and the Whampoan Elders mission can lead to some rather heavy combat encounters if you can't talk them down (which is especially annoying because Gaichu is recruited here). The museum heist is the most mundane of the bunch.
25th Aug '16 12:34:18 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* PsychicAssistedSuicide: The BigBad of the main campaign tries to use a vision to get you to walk into the path of an oncoming train. Bao grabs you before you reach the track.
19th Aug '16 9:41:57 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Is0bel's sidearm is a customized Slivergun.

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** Is0bel's [=Is0bel=]'s sidearm is a customized Slivergun.



** The collapse of the Flux State, as detailed in ''Dragonfall's'' epilogue, is mentioned by Is0bel in one conversation near the end.

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** The collapse of the Flux State, as detailed in ''Dragonfall's'' epilogue, is mentioned by Is0bel [=Is0bel=] in one conversation near the end.



** Is0bel will relate a story about a boy who struck a deal with the Nameless King. In exchange for curing his mother of a curse, the boy would serve him. The Nameless King agreed, not realizing that the boy's mother was cursed by another Yama King. The boy got off scot free and the Nameless King was killed by the others for interfering with the business of another Yama King.

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** Is0bel [=Is0bel=] will relate a story about a boy who struck a deal with the Nameless King. In exchange for curing his mother of a curse, the boy would serve him. The Nameless King agreed, not realizing that the boy's mother was cursed by another Yama King. The boy got off scot free and the Nameless King was killed by the others for interfering with the business of another Yama King.



* EarpieceConversation: One run involves guiding Is0bel, who has NoSocialSkills, through an infiltration mission that has gone ''way'' off plan via an earbug. The main character can lampshade this...

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* EarpieceConversation: One run involves guiding Is0bel, [=Is0bel=], who has NoSocialSkills, through an infiltration mission that has gone ''way'' off plan via an earbug. The main character can lampshade this...



** Averted for ''Shadows of Hong Kong''. You can import a save where [[spoiler:you take Qian Ya's deal and kill Duncan, Gobbet, Is0bel and Raymond]], and doing so will have multiple effects on the campaign.

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** Averted for ''Shadows of Hong Kong''. You can import a save where [[spoiler:you take Qian Ya's deal and kill Duncan, Gobbet, Is0bel [=Is0bel=] and Raymond]], and doing so will have multiple effects on the campaign.



** Is0bel's focuses on either Matrix or meatspace combat.

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** Is0bel's [=Is0bel=]'s focuses on either Matrix or meatspace combat.



** Gobbet and Is0bel. Like the player and Duncan, they've been running together since their youth. Gobbet is more outgoing and carefree, while Is0bel is introverted and self-serious.

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** Gobbet and Is0bel.[=Is0bel=]. Like the player and Duncan, they've been running together since their youth. Gobbet is more outgoing and carefree, while Is0bel [=Is0bel=] is introverted and self-serious.



* ASimplePlan: For her personal mission, Is0bel gives you an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide in how she wants it to go down. Get her a caterer's uniform so she can get access to the building's main security terminal and open up the VIP area, then find the guy she's after and beat him up. Getting her the uniform is about the only thing that goes smoothly before HilarityEnsues, and even that can be messed up if you decide to use the sprinkler system to clear out the staff.

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* ASimplePlan: For her personal mission, Is0bel [=Is0bel=] gives you an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide in how she wants it to go down. Get her a caterer's uniform so she can get access to the building's main security terminal and open up the VIP area, then find the guy she's after and beat him up. Getting her the uniform is about the only thing that goes smoothly before HilarityEnsues, and even that can be messed up if you decide to use the sprinkler system to clear out the staff.
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