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* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[PettingZooPeople Kitsune]] the fox girl who saves Jake at the start of the game.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[PettingZooPeople Kitsune]] Kitsune the [[LittleBitBeastly fox girl girl]] who saves Jake at the start of the game.


** Quickening in 5E. What keeps spellcasting in ''Shadowrun'' from the way it's used in ''Dungeons and Dragons'' is that spellcasters take cumulative -2 penalty to all checks for each buff they have to concentrate on. With a low-karma investment and a spellcasting friend with at least one level of initiation, however, you can quicken a spell, i.e render it ''permanent''. Quickening spells can be dispelled, but they have a permanent bonus equal to their force to resist dispels. If you have a contact with access to Quickening or, gods forbid, your spellcaster learns how to do it, the ''low-end'' way to apply it is for your party to have their stats increased by six and get three extra initiative die for a handful of karma and an evening's work.

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** Quickening in 5E. What keeps spellcasting in ''Shadowrun'' from the way it's used in ''Dungeons and Dragons'' is that spellcasters take cumulative -2 penalty to all checks for each buff they have to concentrate on. With a low-karma investment and a spellcasting friend with at least one level of initiation, however, you can quicken a spell, i.e render it ''permanent''. Quickening Quickened spells can be dispelled, dispelled or blocked by mana barriers, but they have a permanent bonus equal to their force to resist dispels.dispels and punch through barriers. If you have a contact with access to Quickening or, gods forbid, your spellcaster learns how to do it, the ''low-end'' way to apply it is for your party to have their stats increased by six and get three extra initiative die for a handful of karma and an evening's work.

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** Quickening in 5E. What keeps spellcasting in ''Shadowrun'' from the way it's used in ''Dungeons and Dragons'' is that spellcasters take cumulative -2 penalty to all checks for each buff they have to concentrate on. With a low-karma investment and a spellcasting friend with at least one level of initiation, however, you can quicken a spell, i.e render it ''permanent''. Quickening spells can be dispelled, but they have a permanent bonus equal to their force to resist dispels. If you have a contact with access to Quickening or, gods forbid, your spellcaster learns how to do it, the ''low-end'' way to apply it is for your party to have their stats increased by six and get three extra initiative die for a handful of karma and an evening's work.


** The chemical DMSO. If you splash it on someone, it allows for other chemicals to be absorbed into the DMSO-coated skin. Unless your armor is waterproof, you're in a world of trouble - if whatever goodies your assailant used in the cocktail don't ruin your day, everyday contaminants ''will.'' The end result being that if you mix DMSO with poisonous drugs and load it into a squirt gun, you get a super soaker that deals one-hit kills. You can hear details about how this can affect a game environment in [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2011/10/08/shadowrun-the-squirt-gun-wars/ this video]].

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** The chemical DMSO. If you splash it on someone, it allows for other chemicals to be absorbed into the DMSO-coated skin. Unless your armor is waterproof, you're in a world of trouble - if whatever goodies your assailant used in the cocktail don't ruin your day, everyday contaminants ''will.'' The end result being that if you mix DMSO with poisonous drugs and load it into a squirt gun, you get a super soaker that deals one-hit kills. You can hear details about how this can affect a game environment in [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2011/10/08/shadowrun-the-squirt-gun-wars/ [[https://youtu.be/KnPM7I49fj8 this video]].

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** Beating this trope senseless and leaving it in an alley is the point of 5e book ''Better Than Bad'', a guide to how to model social change for the better, as well as amplifying it through shadowrunning. [[spoiler:The book also reveals [[MagicalJester Harlequin's]] alive and back to playing TricksterMentor for characters who actually want to save some portion of the world.]]


* AwesomeMusic: Just check out the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq9-xrkGXQk soundtrack]]

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Just check out the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq9-xrkGXQk soundtrack]]

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** Saeder-Krupp is a fictional amalgation of Krupp Heavy Industries with the fictional Saeder Munitions. RealLife Krupp Heavy Industries merged with Thyssen AG in 1999, forming the [=ThyssenKrupp=] MegaCorp as a result.


*** [[TruthInTelevision Truth in Gaming]] - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethyl_sulfoxide#Toxicity DMSO]] does precisely that. Luckily, IRL no-one's figured out how to make a squirt gun safe to use with that payload; one mistake and the shooter gets a handful and thus a bloodstream-ful of whatever they're spraying.

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*** [[TruthInTelevision Truth in Gaming]] - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethyl_sulfoxide#Toxicity DMSO]] does precisely that. Luckily, IRL no-one's figured out how to make a squirt gun safe to use with that said payload; one mistake and the shooter gets a handful and thus a bloodstream-ful of whatever they're spraying.spraying. On top of that, the reason it's not more prevalent in reality is because it doesn't just carry a payload; it makes the skin permeable to chemicals that are already present prior to exposure, and takes a while to wear off - someone can take a DMSO splash and be susceptible to environmental hazards hours later.

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*** Even better: there's a terminal right next to the data purchaser's entrance. One could spend quite a bit of time just raiding random systems and selling the files off with ''maybe'' a quick break to take out any random attackers that pop up now and then. The best part is that the values of each file you find are apparently random: that 20Mp file you grabbed from a System Files datastore could easily be worth 5k nuyen.


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-->'''Slamm-0!''': For once, I would love a nice, quiet JackPoint evening where the world doesn’t seem to be ending every Thursday.

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-->'''Slamm-0!''': For once, I would love a nice, quiet JackPoint [=JackPoint=] evening where the world doesn’t seem to be ending every Thursday.


* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: See main entry for details. Brief recap: the 3e and early 4e sig characters were largely antiheroes. 4e's later sig characters were rapists, vivisectionists, spree killers (who in 3e were specifically held up as examples of ''bad'' shadowrunning), and amoral assassins. There are ''no'' good [[MegaCorp MegaCorps]] (or factions with enough power to stand to them), ''[[EvilVersusEvil period]]''. Oh, and [=FastJack=], grand old dean of shadowrunning, is now starting to go senile, though this turned out to be a RedHerring. 5e has taken steps to come back from this.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: See main entry for details. Brief recap: the 3e and early 4e sig characters were largely antiheroes. 4e's later sig characters were rapists, vivisectionists, spree killers (who in 3e were specifically held up as examples of ''bad'' shadowrunning), and amoral assassins. There are ''no'' good [[MegaCorp MegaCorps]] (or factions with enough power to stand to them), ''[[EvilVersusEvil period]]''. Oh, and [=FastJack=], grand old dean of shadowrunning, is now starting to go senile, though this turned out to be a RedHerring. 5e has taken steps to come back from this.this... [[spoiler:except, you know, Deus reappearing and the ''freaking Elder Gods'', pure Lovecraft-level bad shit, seemingly taking an interest on Earth.]]

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** Lampshaded in ''Dark Terrors'':
-->'''Slamm-0!''': For once, I would love a nice, quiet JackPoint evening where the world doesn’t seem to be ending every Thursday.

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** Spellcasters have always been pretty powerful but 5e's Mystic Adept has gone from an unfortunate exception to that rule to a near MasterOfAll thanks to their Adept powers no longer lowering their Magic stat. They don't have an innate Astral Perception compared to other spellcasters but Adept powers can fix that.


*** [[TruthInTelevision Truth in Gaming]] - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethyl_sulfoxide#Toxicity DMSO]] does precisely that. Luckily, IRL no-one's figured out how to make a squirt gun safe to use with that payload; one mistake and the shooter gets a handful and thus a bloodstream-ful of whatever he's spraying.

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*** [[TruthInTelevision Truth in Gaming]] - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethyl_sulfoxide#Toxicity DMSO]] does precisely that. Luckily, IRL no-one's figured out how to make a squirt gun safe to use with that payload; one mistake and the shooter gets a handful and thus a bloodstream-ful of whatever he's they're spraying.

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