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Power Plays (Corp guide) released

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Aria

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« on: <04-25-21/1720:19> »
Just picked this up from DriveThru!

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/354827/Shadowrun-Power-Plays-Runner-Resource-Book?src=sub

Not had much of a chance to read it though yet but it has interesting qualities related to each Big corp :)
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« Reply #1 on: <04-28-21/1956:21> »
If anyone's got a review, we're all ears.

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« Reply #2 on: <04-29-21/1424:58> »
I think the qualities at the end of each chapter are a great idea and have plenty of story potential... but that’s really all I’ve read so far :)
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« Reply #3 on: <05-05-21/1412:02> »
Whoever wrote the Horizon section didn't get the memo that Sticks was KIA during the Detroit Bugfest.

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« Reply #4 on: <05-05-21/1445:44> »
One of these days I need to advocate a world bible for CGL. o_o
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« Reply #5 on: <05-07-21/2120:20> »
Whoever wrote the Horizon section didn't get the memo that Sticks was KIA during the Detroit Bugfest.

Had to check on this one. He's not dead, he's just fragged and retired from his extensive injuries. One of those, "Lived … but only just" things. He's not real happy about having gone from Mr. Adventure to his current state, but, he's at least alive.

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« Reply #6 on: <05-07-21/2126:55> »
Whoever wrote the Horizon section didn't get the memo that Sticks was KIA during the Detroit Bugfest.

Had to check on this one. He's not dead, he's just fragged and retired from his extensive injuries. One of those, "Lived … but only just" things. He's not real happy about having gone from Mr. Adventure to his current state, but, he's at least alive.

Remember, SR books are largely written as in-universe documents... so even things that are flat out stated as fact aren't always necessarily so (at least in fluff!).  Not only can rumors of someone's demise be greatly exaggerated, there's always the potential for the unreliable narrator factor when you have in-character dialogue...
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« Reply #7 on: <05-07-21/2344:37> »
I got my dead tree version (+pdf) and due to some real world stuff, have had extra time and competed two readings.  I like it, the corp qualities can give some real character (pun intended) to playing.   I am more of a corp espionage SR type and it gave me some ideas to point out to a couple of my newer players.   I am also trying to think of how to work the EVO Revolutionary or Evo In (p71) into a game so that I could let some players purchases after Chargen.

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« Reply #8 on: <05-09-21/1632:25> »
One of these days I need to advocate a world bible for CGL. o_o

Just need more contributors keeping the wiki up to date. *cough cough*

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« Reply #9 on: <05-10-21/0304:31> »
On one hand, sure. On the other hand, that only covers public info, not covert development info.
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« Reply #10 on: <05-11-21/1926:11> »
I'm really surprised that there're still no reviews of this one.

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« Reply #11 on: <05-12-21/1457:31> »
Whoever wrote the Horizon section didn't get the memo that Sticks was KIA during the Detroit Bugfest.

Had to check on this one. He's not dead, he's just fragged and retired from his extensive injuries. One of those, "Lived … but only just" things. He's not real happy about having gone from Mr. Adventure to his current state, but, he's at least alive.

Well as Ellis - the beta - says in Cutting Black:

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The one who called himself Sticks. Weeks ago, when he assisted
Colonel McCord with our liberation from the Ares black site, he
was severely injured and crippled, beyond the reach of even
modern medicine. Out of gratitude, we will provide care and
comfort for the rest of his days.
> Ellis

It sounds to me that the one we all know as Sticks from the old days is dead and he's possibly become one with the bugs....or a cyberzombie....not just "barely survived".  That seems pretty deadly there with the "beyond the reach of even modern medicine" and "will provide care and comfort for the rest of his days"...that sounds terminal to me.

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« Reply #12 on: <05-12-21/1747:50> »
To me it reads more like at least high spinal cord damage,  maybe some brain damage (modern medicine can deal with most other things)
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« Reply #13 on: <06-05-21/0339:03> »
Anyone have any thoughts on this one yet?