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Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter

This Kickstarter by Harebrained Schemes LLC looks to fund Shadowrun Returns, described as "the game that Shadowrun fans have been waiting for a long time." This will be designed for Windows PCs and Apple & Android tablets by Jordan Weisman, creator of the original cyberpunk RPG (thanks John). Word is: "Shadowrun Returns is not only going to make some old geeks (like us) very happy but it will introduce new players to a dynamic gaming universe that is beloved around the world." They are about five percent of the way to their $400,000 target, a modest goal for game development they explain like this: "The game we want to make is very humble by modern blockbuster game standards but it is still way beyond the ability of a small start-up to fund by itself."

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64. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Apr 5, 2012, 11:58 Creston
Cutter wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 07:54:
Jerykk wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 00:36:
I've never played Shadowrun before. Is it an actual RPG, with equally viable diplomacy & stealth paths and quests with morally ambiguous choices that have long-term repercussions? Or is it just an action RPG with turn-based combat?

It's a complete PnP D20 RPG system. It's really little different from D&D except for the flavour, setting and classes. The quests are only as good as the DM that makes them. There are also commercial modules available like every other system with most of them being quite good.

Dig it.

I don't like the D20 system, to be honest. The old D6 system worked just fine. I always liked it much better than D&D because a punk with a gun is a serious threat in Shadowrun. If he rolls enough 6s, you wind up looking at a 8S wound with 12 successes. Good luck rolling resistance.

And the magic system in Shadowrun is fantastic. Cast as many spells as you want, as long as you can handle the Drain. It becomes really awesome when you're (I forgot what the word is. Initiated?) and you have enough willpower to start stacking spells. Stacking two Stunbolt 8s on top of one another really fucks with anyone's day.

I miss PnP Shadowrun. Anyone want to travel to Tulsa every other weekend, so we can run a campaign? I've got plenty of my old campaign stuff lying around.

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