Author Topic: Parabotany now out! New Awakened plants, compound creation rules, so much more!  (Read 5105 times)

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Parabotany, our latest PDF-only product, is out now (Battleshop, DriveThruRPG)! Here's what we packed into it:

GARDENS OF SHADOWS

It’s so easy to forget about plants, especially for sprawl-hardened runners who never have anything underfoot besides plascrete. But you forget about them to your peril. After all, where do you think your deepweed comes from? How about those useful, memory-wiping doses of laés? And what was it about the Brazilian kiwi that made Dunkelzahn so interested in it?

Ignoring plants means ignoring a possible source of income, and what self-respecting runner would ever do that? Parabotany is the guide runners need to help them locate plants that will enhance their abilities and grow their income, and it also provides useful tips, such as how to avoid plants that might be inclined to devour you.

Along with descriptions and full-color art for dozens of plants and a garden full of plot hooks, Parabotany has new rules on creating Awakened flora, gathering reagents, and creating powerful new magical compounds. Unlock the secrets of Sixth World plants, and use your knowledge to give your foes a defeat they’ll never forget—unless, of course, you dose them with laés.

Parabotany is for use with Shadowrun, Twentieth Anniversary Edition.
Jason M. Hardy
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Boughtened ;D downloading as we speak. More to follow. I like the cover.
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Skimmed it and liked what I saw. I had flashbacks about the Brazilian Kiwi. Emergent plants sound interesting. I liked the artwork especially the cover which I have dubbed the rumbleweed.
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Why are you making all this cool products that I just have to buy?

It sound so very fun. must visit drivethrurpg now...

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Great news! Looking forward to picking this up later tonight.

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Okay, after a full read through, I gotta say I really like this book. I was skeptical at first because of the subject the book covered. "Plants" I thought "really?" but I was pleasantly surprised on my skim of the book and am liking it more on after a complete read. Some of the plants we've seen before but most are new with some just plain fun ones, the Zieba Tree being my favorite, with the Tumblenaut Weed aka the Rumbleweed being a close second.

The book has new items introduced that are made from the various plants in the book, such as a spray from the Metadrake which melts spirits faces off, it's expensive though. There are also rules for creating and mixing compounds along with new ones. Lol at Alice and her intrepid band of Runners.

Lastly, but certainly not least, alcohol and chocolate!   
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Indeed! That's one of the things I liked best, having the different types of Tir Tairngir liquor shown.
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Oh my! This one is going to be useful a lot in our game!
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Now i'm wondering where are some of those other promised things I've seen in Jackpoint pages, like Euro Wars Antiques, Gun Heaven 2, Used Car Lot, and others?
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Mirikon,

They're in the pipeline. I just takes a while from product approval to publication.

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Aww! But I want them NOW!
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the Zieba Tree being my favorite
Mine too.
Now i'm just depating whether or not my Dryad character should have one as a bed or not :D
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Now i'm wondering where are some of those other promised things I've seen in Jackpoint pages, like Euro Wars Antiques, Gun Heaven 2, Used Car Lot, and others?

Please say that the Rolls Royce Prairie Cat will be in the 'Used Car Lot' one. I miss that vehicle.  :'(
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