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sidslick

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« on: <01-25-15/1201:14> »
Can anyone give me a brief breakdown of Boston's in-game history for the past twenty years or so?

Thanks muchly!
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« Reply #1 on: <01-25-15/1207:34> »
Big things have included NeoNet's birth and the Winternight EMP hit, with the most recent concern being the fact that Boston is in a complete quarantine right now, due to CFD.  One of the next campaign books for Fifth Edition is actually going to be about Boston; I assume they'll do a more accurate backstory there before jumping into the current chaos. 
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sidslick

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« Reply #2 on: <01-25-15/1213:47> »
Thanks MijRai - hadn't heard about the upcoming release.

My in-game knowledge kinda stops at around 2064 - I'm fairly good up to Winternight, Crash 2.0 and ECSE returning to Manhattan/New York.  At the risk of poorly read and slightly out of date, what is CFD?  Is there a in-game reference for it?

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« Reply #3 on: <01-25-15/1217:20> »
Cognitive Fragmentation Disorder


The plotline is covered in Stolen Souls, but the tl;dr of it is that it's a nanite-based infection where digital personas attempt to take over and reprogram the minds of the infected.

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« Reply #4 on: <01-25-15/1219:46> »
Super - thanks for your patience!  Next project, acquire Stolen Souls.......

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« Reply #5 on: <01-25-15/1418:30> »
Splintered state also has an NPC with the affliction to kind of introduce the concept when they launched 5th ed
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« Reply #6 on: <01-25-15/1457:12> »
Storm Front also plays a role introducing it. But Stolen Souls is the CFD plot book.

FastJack's symptoms arguably first appeared in the fiction for Conspiracy Theories, if not earlier. It's been a slow burn.

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« Reply #7 on: <01-28-15/1209:38> »
If you're looking for Boston-specific info and are willing to wait, there's the upcoming Lockdown release: http://www.shadowruntabletop.com/products/upcoming-products/.
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