I've always thought that there was a need for a place for people to collect all the questions and answers of weird (or just hard-to-understand) things about SR5 in one place that links out to references of why the given answer is the right one.
So, this week, I made the SR5-FAQ wiki.
Here's what it's for and how it's meant to be used:
There is a general feeling among many of the members of the Shadowrun community that there are large elements of the rules of Shadowrun Fifth Edition are in need of clarification. At the same time, there has been a lack of standardized errata releases for later products in the release line. This means that answers to common questions like "what attribute does a rigger use when jumped in to a drone for Pilot tests?" are hard to find and hard to source why the correct answer of Reaction is the correct answer.
This wiki will serve as a place to collect answers to these questions, organized both by book and by topic. In the case of each answer, it will need to be sourced so that the level of veracity is obvious. The acceptable sources are:
- Word of Catalyst: This must be accompanied by either a textual reference (for instance, Chrome Flesh, page 37) or a link to a member of the Catalyst team stating it.
- Word of Translator: This is for the places where a translated version of the 5th edition rules states things more clearly. It should be stated what the textual reference is so that it can be verified.
- Word of Freelancer: This must be accompanied by a link to a Freelancer stating the ruling in a place where they can be recognized as a Freelancer, such as the ShadowGrid forums. It should also include the name or handle of the Freelancer.
- Word of Missions: This must be accompanied by a textual reference to the Missions ruling or a link to a member of the Missions team stating it.
- Community Decision: This must be accompanied by a link to a discussion thread where this decision is made. In the case of a community decision, there may be conflicting decisions and each should be represented so that players can make their own decision..
There's not a lot of content yet, but that's why this is a community project. If you're too lazy to add it in yourself, please feel free to drop questions and references to the answers in this thread and I'll eventually get them on the wiki.
House rules should not be posted on this wiki. If there is a desire for a place to collect house rules, someone should start and manage another wiki for that purpose. I recommend SR5-House Rules and I'll clean up both mine and /u/Bamce's Alchemy rules and toss them up.