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Shadowrun:

Rock On
Hoi, chummers! I could have sworn we'd had a general Shadowrun thread, but I guess I was wrong; this must be rectified.
I picked up an old second edition copy of cybermancy from the used bookshop. Familiar, but different...more, more, flavor text.

Also, I was staying up late and I was thinking there should be a Talking Heads Cybermancy song. "Once After a Lifetime" perhaps. My god, what have I done?
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 2 Phyi, Sun, 11th Jul '10 9:45:21 AM from Internet
Yay, a Shadowrun thread! I bought Runner's Companion yesterday, it's pretty good.

Rock On
Nice. I've got that one myself. I kinda want to create a character to ride a monocycle.

I kinda keep trying to find excuses to buy the 20th Anniversary edition; I'd like it, I gave my old copy to my cousin, but I don't have anyone to play with.

Do you think there's enough interest here to run a game?
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I wouldn't mind starting up a game with you.

Also, whats the difference between fourth edition and the the 20th anniversary edition?

Rock On
Pretty pictures.
  • And I think some errata.

Sad to say, I think I've got most of the rules memorized...

edited 11th Jul '10 10:25:09 AM by DrRockopolis

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 6 Lanceleoghauni, Sun, 11th Jul '10 10:38:21 AM from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
I've got 2nd and 4th.

I honestly think I prefer 2nd, there's tons of editting errors in my 4th ed book.

I'm looking at YOU weapon tables.
"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
As the owner of the books I support this thread.

Rock On
For me, 3e+4e are back on the other side of the country, and I gave 4e to my cousin. All I have now is 4e Runner's Companion and Arsenal.

What kinds of gaming style or plots are you interested in? What kinds of characters do you like?

Whoo...the Cyberzombies...they should be Large Ham Darker and Edgier, but for some reason, they actually seem...what's the word? Creepy? Terrifying? Pitiable?
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 9 Lanceleoghauni, Sun, 11th Jul '10 9:36:18 PM from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
I always liked terrifying, where combat was always dangerous, and the game is one where Anyone Can Die.

I like it taking thought and careful execution to pull everyone out mostly intact. just the way it's portrayed in the books.
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 10 Voot, Mon, 12th Jul '10 1:30:10 AM from Not the internet
Used to play in a Really high Power Campaign, like over 200+ karma. Was Playing a Cybered out Face, that was starting to lean to Decker, but out DM was a lazy ass about it, and did jack all to help me understand how to deck. Didn't help that I was only 16 or so at the time, and they'd probably been playing longer then I was alive.

But Shadowrun was fun. Better then the Ridonculusly overpowerd oWoD Vampire: Sabbat Game we did. Though playing a Necromantic Toreador was fun, Artist of death has such a nice feel to it.

We were originally doing 2nd ed, but we moved up to 3rd cause one of the players managed to convice the DM that it wasn't that much different, (it wasn't). Then one of the players tried to run a 4th ed game. That group was the kind that did not like to change rule systems for anyreasons, so that has since flopped.

Best Line I ever said in there: "Gel rounds, Apply Directly to the forehead."

Good times, good times.
CAPS LOCK IS RAGE!!!
 11 Phyi, Wed, 14th Jul '10 7:38:18 PM from Internet
I'm up for anything plot wise, but are we allowed to use supplement books for character creation?

Rock On
Umm...I've only got Arsenal and Runner's Companion, and I'm going to have a hard enough time convincing myself to buy 4e; I'll be too miserly to buy anything more.

I'm thinking about stopping buy and picking it up later today, but it's fifty bucks. I got a few 'maybes' from my coworkers about a sample game, but...

I was thinking, at least for the first mission...spoilers;

edited 18th Jul '10 9:00:12 AM by DrRockopolis

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 13 Phyi, Sun, 18th Jul '10 3:27:49 PM from Internet
So...it would be Metal Gear Solid-esque?

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Hmm...not sure; I haven't game mastered that much, actually, so I haven't worked out my style, beyond my mantra of "Keep it flowing".

I could probably keep a campaign going, but dip back and forth between that thread, and then one-offs.

I have to say, Metal Gear Solid is probably as close as you get in videogames to Shadowrun, with out magical powers.

I think I'm not good enough at thinking up the nasty twist that seems to be the hallmark of Shadowrun.
Got the 20th Anniversary edition off Amazon. It is very shiny.

I'm not necessarily saying that I'm going to run it, since I tend to panic when I think of running a game, but who would be interested, what do you like, and when are you available? Damn it, I would like to actually use my new book.
  • Vent or play by post? I could see doing a hybrid, actually.
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 15 Michael, Thu, 22nd Jul '10 6:03:12 PM Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
So that's what this does
Only played/run 3e. You have to be careful with the rules in later books because if you allow just everything you end up with vastly overpowered characters, and I'm not just talking about trolls carrying bows that do more damage than a vigorous assault cannon.
Balance - the original sixth sense.
Rock On
I like 4e. If nothing else, the wireless future is interesting.
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 17 Phyi, Fri, 23rd Jul '10 11:45:17 AM from Internet
We could use Open RPG. idea

Rock On
Don't know anything about that. But we've got Vent and the Forums, don't we?

Urgh, I get so nervous about starting up my own game; I've seen so many crash and burn.sad
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 19 Phyi, Fri, 23rd Jul '10 7:41:45 PM from Internet
Here it is

edited 23rd Jul '10 7:42:04 PM by Phyi

Rock On
Well, I'll look into it.

Who...
  • ...Is willing to play?
  • ...Has 4e?
  • And when are they available?
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 21 Phyi, Sun, 25th Jul '10 12:51:50 PM from Internet
I'm willing to play, but Tuesday nights are the best for me.

 22 Michael, Sun, 25th Jul '10 2:14:58 PM Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
So that's what this does
A timezone for everyone to work by would be an idea.
Balance - the original sixth sense.
Hey hey hey, I'm already in on a Play by Email Game, but I'd totally be in on this one. I've got all the 4e sourcebooks too, so that's gold, and I'm available...weekends, I guess.

I usually play either my Zen Buddhist "hacker" or my cryptic Weapon Specialist/Assassin. Oddly enough, they both have the same synthetic bamboo conical hat...

edited 25th Jul '10 5:16:07 PM by Kyriotsu

 
 24 Lanceleoghauni, Sun, 25th Jul '10 9:05:53 PM from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
I would. but I'm super busy of late.
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 25 Phyi, Sun, 25th Jul '10 10:29:03 PM from Internet
I might roll up a stealth based character for a change. grin

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