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Parazoology out now!
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The latest PDF-only product, Parazoology, is out now, with 30 critter write-ups--21 classics, 9 new ones! It's available on the Battleshop and at Drivethrurpg. Here's the summary if you're looking for more info:

Beware the Beasts

The Awakening had a dramatic effect on the world, and those effects have not stopped shaking things up. Across the Sixth World, magic and other environmental factors continue to twist and distort all variety of living things, and the results can be deadly—or useful, to those who know how to harness the powers let loose in the animal kingdom.

Parazoology brings several critters from earlier editions of Shadowrun into Fourth Edition, while also introducing brand-new beasts. Inside you’ll find the stealthy and predatory cactus cat, the mind-altering stone toad, the horrific sea wolf, and twenty-seven other critters. Complete with full-color illustrations and game statistics for every beast, Parazoology provides a host of challenges, dangers, and potential resources for your Shadowrun game.
Jason M. Hardy
Shadowrun Line Developer

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Re: Parazoology out now!
« Reply #1 on: (04:44:43/03-12-11) »
Is there really no shadow talk at all in this release , like the sample success?
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« Reply #2 on: (05:56:37/03-12-11) »
There's a Jackpoint page at the beginning, but no, there is no shadowtalk/jackpointer commentary in the meat of the book. And in this case, I don't miss it.

In Mil-Spec Tech, it felt tacked on and out of place half the time, and I would have rather had the space dedicated to an in-depth explanation of some of their choices, common optional load-outs, etc. For the little pdf's, you need the space, badly. In a book, you have room for the commentary & done right, it adds to the book. Done wrong, it feels hackneyed & thrown in out of customer expectations. Like the random "this is a great place to have sex" debates thrown into War. Sorry, could've done without knowing where Kat o' Nine Tales lost her virginity.
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Re: Parazoology out now!
« Reply #3 on: (10:45:44/03-12-11) »
I think the Vorpal Beaver might give Drop-Bears a run for their money.

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« Reply #4 on: (11:24:58/03-12-11) »
Sorry, could've done without knowing where Kat o' Nine Tales lost her virginity.
Fits her character perfectly, however.
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« Reply #5 on: (12:52:09/03-12-11) »
There's a Jackpoint page at the beginning, but no, there is no shadowtalk/jackpointer commentary in the meat of the book. And in this case, I don't miss it.
Maybe it's just me missing the old Paranormal animals of * books, but i think that shadowtalk add a ton to a book like this.
But i guess its understandable why it's missing, adding it for all the crittesr would have probably made the book too big.
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« Reply #6 on: (13:12:02/03-12-11) »
Also, JackPoint has a much more limited number of posters, a lot of whom never leave a city.  So, what would they know about Snowmoose and New Boar?
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« Reply #7 on: (15:05:56/03-12-11) »
(>) A Snowmoose bit my sister once.  No realli! She was Karving her initials on the moose with the sharpened end of an interspace toothbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian movies: "The Hot Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Molars of Horst Nordfink"...
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(>) We apologize for the fault in the Shadowtalk.  Those responsible have been sacked.
(>) Fastjack

(>) What the hell are you two on about?
(>) Slamm-0!

(>) *facepalm*  Fraggin' kids today...
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« Reply #8 on: (16:00:53/03-12-11) »
So instead of focusing on what's NOT in the book ...

I like it. I can't believe some of these didn't make it into RW in the first place.

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« Reply #9 on: (17:54:49/03-12-11) »
(>) A Snowmoose bit my sister once.  No realli! She was Karving her initials on the moose with the sharpened end of an interspace toothbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian movies: "The Hot Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Molars of Horst Nordfink"...
(>) Bull

(>) We apologize for the fault in the Shadowtalk.  Those responsible have been sacked.
(>) Fastjack

(>) What the hell are you two on about?
(>) Slamm-0!

(>) *facepalm*  Fraggin' kids today...
(>) Bull
That would have been perfect!
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« Reply #10 on: (20:08:57/03-12-11) »
I hope to have some fun with Slamm-0! down the line.  Him and Bull aren't exactly on the same page as far as what being a Decker/Hacker means.  For even more fun, we need a "3rd generation" Shadowtalker to play with, someone really young.  Bull's in his 40's, Slammo's in his late 20's...  We need a 16 year old punk that the two of them can both be irritated with :)

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« Reply #11 on: (20:46:40/03-12-11) »
I hope to have some fun with Slamm-0! down the line.  Him and Bull aren't exactly on the same page as far as what being a Decker/Hacker means.  For even more fun, we need a "3rd generation" Shadowtalker to play with, someone really young.  Bull's in his 40's, Slammo's in his late 20's...  We need a 16 year old punk that the two of them can both be irritated with :)

will a young 20 year old work?

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« Reply #12 on: (22:46:20/03-12-11) »
I hope to have some fun with Slamm-0! down the line.  Him and Bull aren't exactly on the same page as far as what being a Decker/Hacker means.  For even more fun, we need a "3rd generation" Shadowtalker to play with, someone really young.  Bull's in his 40's, Slammo's in his late 20's...  We need a 16 year old punk that the two of them can both be irritated with :)
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« Reply #13 on: (22:55:42/03-12-11) »
Don't get some people started about her...
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« Reply #14 on: (22:58:18/03-12-11) »
That's why I suggested her.  I think a lot of people might like more experience runners face-palming at her.  :)