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Title: Welcome!
Post by: JM_Hardy on (15:46:46/09-03-10)
I see people are already signing up--welcome to the forums! Have fun, and talk lots about Shadowrun! If there's any way we can make the forums work better for you, please let us know!

Jason H.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Uniquitous on (19:25:02/09-03-10)
Thanks for setting this up. Can we get an LFG forum set up? Something to help those who are looking for players or a group to join.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: JM_Hardy on (19:28:09/09-03-10)
Thanks for setting this up. Can we get an LFG forum set up? Something to help those who are looking for players or a group to join.


You absolutely can! I'll get right on it.

Jason H.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Uniquitous on (21:38:54/09-03-10)
Thanks, chummer!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: inca1980 on (18:01:08/09-04-10)
Maybe i'm just not finding it, but it would be nice to have a link (probably the SR logo would be best) to get back to the main SR page from the forums.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: John Schmidt on (18:05:40/09-04-10)
The button is teeny tiny little fella directly below the Search:...in teeny tiny letters it says HOME.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: JM_Hardy on (18:32:43/09-04-10)
That just gets you to the forums home; I think he's looking to get back to the main shadowrun.4.com splash page. Probably the best thing would be to make the logo on top of the page clickable. Let me see what I can do.

Jason H.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: GBL on (05:27:39/09-05-10)
Its good to have an official forum for this stuff. Never felt quite right at Dumpshock.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mara on (05:34:54/09-05-10)
Its good to have an official forum for this stuff. Never felt quite right at Dumpshock.

That would be because of the over-all bad feel of that place, no doubt. Believe me,
I never really liked that place much...certain posters there tended to be very insulting,
belligerent, and condescending....and EVERYWHERE. Someone starts a thread to discuss
one thing, and next thing you know, it is either Mr. lucky, Ghoul Appocalypse, hate on
the Ghost Walker story/immortal elves, or house rules that had nothing to do with the original
poster....Place was just not friendly....
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Hand Amputation on (14:23:01/09-05-10)
Hello and welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (14:51:56/09-05-10)
Its good to have an official forum for this stuff. Never felt quite right at Dumpshock.

That would be because of the over-all bad feel of that place, no doubt. Believe me,
I never really liked that place much...certain posters there tended to be very insulting,
belligerent, and condescending....and EVERYWHERE. Someone starts a thread to discuss
one thing, and next thing you know, it is either Mr. lucky, Ghoul Appocalypse, hate on
the Ghost Walker story/immortal elves, or house rules that had nothing to do with the original
poster....Place was just not friendly....
I've been a long-time lurker over there. Mostly because the threads move way too quickly (three pages of unread threads in 4 hours!!) and because I never felt comfortable jumping into conversations. Not always because of what Mara said, but that was the reason on more than a few occasions.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Critias on (15:11:41/09-05-10)
Its good to have an official forum for this stuff. Never felt quite right at Dumpshock.

That would be because of the over-all bad feel of that place, no doubt. Believe me,
I never really liked that place much...certain posters there tended to be very insulting,
belligerent, and condescending....and EVERYWHERE. Someone starts a thread to discuss
one thing, and next thing you know, it is either Mr. lucky, Ghoul Appocalypse, hate on
the Ghost Walker story/immortal elves, or house rules that had nothing to do with the original
poster....Place was just not friendly....
Hey, c'mon.  Let's not dive into negativity just to rant about how negative somewhere else is.  There's no need to bash somewhere else to say you like it here, y'know?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mooncrow on (16:51:56/09-05-10)

Hey, c'mon.  Let's not dive into negativity just to rant about how negative somewhere else is.  There's no need to bash somewhere else to say you like it here, y'know?

Truth =)  A lot of DSers came over to help get this ball rolling, (hey, I even promised to leave my belligerence at the door^^) so let's keep the positive tone that this board has going for it =)


edit - to make it clear who I was replying to.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Caine Hazen on (19:10:20/09-05-10)
Yeah, as stated, there are a few of us old hands from DS who are helping with this effort.  However, yeah.. its a place with its own character, but like other posters here, let's not get into bashing it.  DS and us are here for one reason, Shadowrun.. everything else is just color;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Turtletron on (15:17:35/09-06-10)
Thank you for creating this forum, it's always good to have a place where you can share your ideas and see other people opinions and ideas. And also have fellow GM and players point of view on Shadowrun's many mysteries, like Horrors and more.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Casazil on (16:14:54/09-06-10)
I like these fourms however I also like Dumpshock so take that as you will.

@Jason Thanks for the welcome.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Darkeus on (23:28:45/09-06-10)
Welcome to ShadowSEA! 

:)
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Post by: Doc Chaos on (01:31:36/09-07-10)
The prophecy says, kudos for using my favorite free forum software :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Usda Beph on (10:16:47/09-07-10)
Hi Gang. New Runner. Looks like I'm ahead of the herd. Just looking to horn my way in on some Runner action. I am a long time CBT player (Joseph_Mallan) but an udder noob to the Shadows. Looking forward to my first adventure in the coming weeks.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Turtletron on (10:32:43/09-07-10)
Welcome in the shadows chummer, sure you'll be at your place here ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (10:50:36/09-07-10)
Welcome Usda! Ignore the clutter of old code, and try not to wake the dragon sleeping in the corner.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Usda Beph on (11:09:40/09-07-10)
Thanks fella's. Like to share a Buttface Amber Ale? It's a good drink from the Ram in IN.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Casazil on (20:37:00/09-07-10)
Hi Gang. New Runner. Looks like I'm ahead of the herd. Just looking to horn my way in on some Runner action. I am a long time CBT player (Joseph_Mallan) but an udder noob to the Shadows. Looking forward to my first adventure in the coming weeks.  ;D

Welcome
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (21:07:33/09-07-10)
Thanks fella's. Like to share a Buttface Amber Ale? It's a good drink from the Ram in IN.
I've been to GenCon twice and still haven't made it to the Ram. Third time's the charm, though. and I'll definitely be hitting them in 2011.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DarkLloyd on (22:24:03/09-07-10)
Oh thank God!

Thank you for getting this up and running so I don't have to go look at that Hellhole DS ever again.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: kinderkrieg on (22:31:22/09-07-10)
yes yes thank you for the nice forum! and FastJack...you really are missing out, the ram is amaaaazing.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DarkLloyd on (22:36:23/09-07-10)
yes yes thank you for the nice forum! and FastJack...you really are missing out, the ram is amaaaazing.
I'll back Him up on that.
Me and the Wife Loved the Ram. Got a shirt and a menu (it was DnD themed).
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (22:56:23/09-07-10)
It wasn't a matter of will, but of time management. The first time, in 2007, was my first GenCon and I spent most of the time wandering around the city in amazement with aching feet and a 50 lb computer bag, not knowing where I was at or going to. Last year, I was playing guide to my three friends as it was their first time at the 'Con, and we tried to squeeze as much as possible in the little time we had. Next year, we're making sure we get their a little earlier and leave a little later, and have time for actual meals...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: kinderkrieg on (23:20:00/09-07-10)
i hear ya, at the con the first time i made the mistake of carrying about 90% of my books with me and this last year, my group and i were running around trying to finish a 42 man game that we were running on friday. I think next year all i'm going to do is buy my badge, wander around, buy things, enjoy nice beer and meander into games if they seem promising.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (23:24:25/09-07-10)
I will more than likely volunteer again at the Pathfinder Society, since it's a good group of people and they off some nice kickbacks against badges and credit at the Paizo booth.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Critias on (23:29:14/09-07-10)
Oh thank God!

Thank you for getting this up and running so I don't have to go look at that Hellhole DS ever again.
C'mon, Lloyd, ease up.  You can like this forum without having to spit on another one.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: kinderkrieg on (23:39:53/09-07-10)
I will more than likely volunteer again at the Pathfinder Society, since it's a good group of people and they off some nice kickbacks against badges and credit at the Paizo booth.

yup pathfinder was the system we used for our game too, it ran pretty smooth until we had about a 30 person combat close to the end of our game lol all in all it was fun...but i digress too much this is a SR forum after all and i don't want to upset the powers that be....don't hurt me! *winces*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Casazil on (23:59:30/09-07-10)
Oh thank God!

Thank you for getting this up and running so I don't have to go look at that Hellhole DS ever again.

Hello DL and welcome
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DarkLloyd on (00:54:02/09-08-10)
C'mon, Lloyd, ease up.  You can like this forum without having to spit on another one.

That's true.
I'll just not mention them again. Makes me happier that way anyway. :P

And Hey Cas.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Usda Beph on (07:44:28/09-08-10)
yes yes thank you for the nice forum! and FastJack...you really are missing out, the ram is amaaaazing.
I'll back Him up on that.
Me and the Wife Loved the Ram. Got a shirt and a menu (it was DnD themed).
Im wearing my ButtFace rules shirt as I type! ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Djinnocide on (14:39:19/09-08-10)
Hi Guys! I only recently got back into table top gaming after a super long hiatus, but I've got a solid group of guys that I've been gaming with for the past few months and we're looking to eventually get into some Shadowrun 4e soon. I grew up playing the SNES and Sega video game versions and I spent plenty of time reading the old paperback novels, but my experience with 2e was limited to a handful of sessions. Looking forward to posting here and getting back to the shadows!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (14:48:58/09-08-10)
Welcome Djinnocide! Glad to see another gamer rejoining the ranks. If you have any questions, let us know!

Oh, and ignore the clutter of old code, and try not to wake the sleeping dragon in the corner.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mystic on (15:43:01/09-08-10)
Hoi, chummers!

I've been into the shadows for a long time. And by the grace of some kind of god(s), my hop is still intact...mostly. Nowadays, they call me Mystic. Glad to have found this place, it will be nice to talk biz. I'll be around, so feel free to drop a line. And remeber: shoot straight, conserve ammo, and NEVER deal with a dragon.

 8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Method on (16:01:07/09-08-10)
Off to a rocketing start here I see. Hello everyone.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Doc Chaos on (16:03:15/09-08-10)
Actually I think its "Never CUT A DEAL with a dragon." I have found deals with dragons must lucrative in the past. One has to know his place, though.

Anyway, welcome to you, Method and Mystic :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (16:31:49/09-08-10)
Welcome! It looks like you got the basics down, so we don't have to start planning your funerals.

Don't mind the clutter of old code, and try not to wake the sleeping dragon in the corner.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Casazil on (18:34:20/09-08-10)
Hi Guys! I only recently got back into table top gaming after a super long hiatus, but I've got a solid group of guys that I've been gaming with for the past few months and we're looking to eventually get into some Shadowrun 4e soon. I grew up playing the SNES and Sega video game versions and I spent plenty of time reading the old paperback novels, but my experience with 2e was limited to a handful of sessions. Looking forward to posting here and getting back to the shadows!

Welcome to the Forums and welcome back to the Shadows
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Casazil on (18:35:10/09-08-10)
Hoi, chummers!

I've been into the shadows for a long time. And by the grace of some kind of god(s), my hop is still intact...mostly. Nowadays, they call me Mystic. Glad to have found this place, it will be nice to talk biz. I'll be around, so feel free to drop a line. And remeber: shoot straight, conserve ammo, and NEVER deal with a dragon.

 8)

Welcome
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Casazil on (18:35:49/09-08-10)
Off to a rocketing start here I see. Hello everyone.

Hey Hello and How are you? oh and Welcome.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Jonny Reload on (20:48:43/09-08-10)
Whats with the hate for DS?  ??? I didn't have that many experiences over there (although I'm finally happy Shadowrun has it's own forums on there website finally)  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Method on (21:40:13/09-08-10)
Whats with the hate for DS?  ??? I didn't have that many experiences over there (although I'm finally happy Shadowrun has it's own forums on there website finally)  ;D

DS isn't as bad as people make it out to be.  Of course I'm biased, because I've been there for years but I've never had a problem.  What people fail to realize is that all that cynicism isn't specific to DS- its a trait shared by many a gamer and SR fan and any of those people can come hang out here.  

But so far I'm liking the vibe here, more or less...  ;)

And I dig the software.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Usda Beph on (07:03:03/09-09-10)
You know I just realized I'm going to have to wrap my head around a whole new way of thinking. I am a big fan of Dragons. But in the Shadows... They din't seem so admirable. Not to mention I'm cautious not Paranoid. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Doc Chaos on (07:37:13/09-09-10)
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Usda Beph on (09:35:22/09-09-10)
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.
Now thats udderly rediculous!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Jadehellbringer on (11:29:00/09-09-10)
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.

Nonsense, we have no interest in getting you, you're under no kind of surveillance, and no threat has been leveled against you.

As an aside, if you can please speak your response clearly and slowly into the potted plant next to you, it would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Doc Chaos on (11:30:32/09-09-10)
Huh? What plan...how the frag did that get in here???
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Post by: Chaotic Insane on (14:40:55/09-09-10)
yes yes thank you for the nice forum! and FastJack...you really are missing out, the ram is amaaaazing.
I'll back Him up on that.
Me and the Wife Loved the Ram. Got a shirt and a menu (it was DnD themed).
Im wearing my ButtFace rules shirt as I type! ;D

And I have the Underdark Stout one in my dresser! And the Ram is the most expensive food you will never regret eating. Everrr. Next time you're in Indianapolis, GO THERE.

I suppose I should have posted here first, huh. XD I suck at welcome/intro posts.

I'm Usda's daughter. Unfortunately I see he's mentioned me quite a bit. Joined because we're starting a SR game as soon as I stop procrastinating, Dad's here, and I'm clueless and would like to try and avoid constantly calling The Doomed One whenever I get hopelessly confused since SR is SO ALIEN to everything else I've played. I draw lots of ponies which you can see over at my dA account (chaoticxinsane.deviantart.com). I've been playing Battletech since I was 6, D&D almost as long, love me some pathfinder, and SR sure's hell looks interesting. The setting's up my alley.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Doc Chaos on (15:27:06/09-09-10)
Welcome :) And, uhm... you have a typo in your deviantart link... pleasedonthurtme
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Chaotic Insane on (15:31:44/09-09-10)
XD whoops! Fixed. I always do that. chaoticxINsane.deviantart.com not isnane. >_>;;

Sad thing is. I make "typos" like that in verbal speech just as much.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Doc Chaos on (15:32:59/09-09-10)
A fellow pirate! :D YAY :D His noddleness be praised!
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Post by: Mystic on (17:07:29/09-09-10)
Actually I think its "Never CUT A DEAL with a dragon." I have found deals with dragons must lucrative in the past. One has to know his place, though.

Anyway, welcome to you, Method and Mystic :)

And most of the time that place is between their teeth, either metaphorically or literally.  8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Casazil on (19:15:59/09-09-10)
yes yes thank you for the nice forum! and FastJack...you really are missing out, the ram is amaaaazing.
I'll back Him up on that.
Me and the Wife Loved the Ram. Got a shirt and a menu (it was DnD themed).
Im wearing my ButtFace rules shirt as I type! ;D

And I have the Underdark Stout one in my dresser! And the Ram is the most expensive food you will never regret eating. Everrr. Next time you're in Indianapolis, GO THERE.

I suppose I should have posted here first, huh. XD I suck at welcome/intro posts.

I'm Usda's daughter. Unfortunately I see he's mentioned me quite a bit. Joined because we're starting a SR game as soon as I stop procrastinating, Dad's here, and I'm clueless and would like to try and avoid constantly calling The Doomed One whenever I get hopelessly confused since SR is SO ALIEN to everything else I've played. I draw lots of ponies which you can see over at my dA account (chaoticxinsane.deviantart.com). I've been playing Battletech since I was 6, D&D almost as long, love me some pathfinder, and SR sure's hell looks interesting. The setting's up my alley.

Welcome
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Chaotic Insane on (19:19:54/09-09-10)
Actually I think its "Never CUT A DEAL with a dragon." I have found deals with dragons must lucrative in the past. One has to know his place, though.

Anyway, welcome to you, Method and Mystic :)

And most of the time that place is between their teeth, either metaphorically or literally.  8)

To quote the Dragon's Blood Isles: "Dragons gladly eat any that are beneath them. All are beneath the Red Dragon."

SR dragons seem to operate on essentially the same "you better kiss my ass because I can end you with little more than a thought," principle, no? XD
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: raben-aas on (04:28:44/09-10-10)
Just wanted to pop in a quick "Hello" and sharing the irrelevant info that I'm here. Carry on.

Krah!

AAS

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Doc Chaos on (04:40:04/09-10-10)
Hey there :) FInally some more german reinforcements  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: raben-aas on (06:28:14/09-10-10)
Ve vill get zem on der knees.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Casazil on (06:51:07/09-10-10)
Just wanted to pop in a quick "Hello" and sharing the irrelevant info that I'm here. Carry on.

Krah!

AAS

Welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (09:32:24/09-10-10)
Hey there :) FInally some more german reinforcements  ;D
Being half-polish, this sentence scares me to the bone... ;)
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Post by: Jadehellbringer on (09:36:47/09-10-10)
Hey there :) FInally some more german reinforcements  ;D
Being half-polish, this sentence scares me to the bone... ;)

Aw man, this was a good cup of coffee too... now it's all over my monitor. Crap.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: raben-aas on (09:39:36/09-10-10)
Aw man, this was a good cup of coffee too... now it's all over my monitor. Crap.

Jeez, given the amount of drinks you spill over your tech, I sure hope you put condoms or some other kind of fluid protection over the stuff (and what kind of brand name is "Trojan" for a condom???)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Jadehellbringer on (09:41:39/09-10-10)
Aw man, this was a good cup of coffee too... now it's all over my monitor. Crap.

Jeez, given the amount of drinks you spill over your tech, I sure hope you put condoms or some other kind of fluid protection over the stuff (and what kind of brand name is "Trojan" for a condom???)

Meh, this one belongs to the U.S. government anyway. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: raben-aas on (09:58:42/09-10-10)
Which proofs: the US gov drinks Pepsi by classical Shadowtalker reasoning :)

AAS
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (10:13:19/09-10-10)
Wait, my tax dollars are going to Pepsi?!? Burn the anti-Coca-cola heathens!!
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Post by: Usda Beph on (10:15:10/09-10-10)
Hey there :) FInally some more german reinforcements  ;D
Being half-polish, this sentence scares me to the bone... ;)
Me to... Polish/Irish. I have a saying to go with this but I wish not to offend.
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Post by: SpiderWord on (12:40:36/09-10-10)
Just to not pass as the random lurker... Hello chummers!
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Post by: FastJack on (13:39:14/09-10-10)
Welcome SpiderWord! Just ignore the clutter of old code and try not to wake the sleeping dragon in the corner.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Doc Chaos on (17:05:21/09-10-10)
Just to not pass as the random lurker... Hello chummers!

Welcome :)
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Post by: Casazil on (18:55:39/09-10-10)
Just to not pass as the random lurker... Hello chummers!

Welcome
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Welshman on (19:49:38/09-10-10)
Huh, let me just park the BattleMech over in the shadows there. All right good, all settled. Now to remember where I parked my Harley Scorpion.

Nice place you have Jason, great to see Shadowrun get an official forum. Now I don't have to hang out in stompy robot land all the time.

Cheers,
Welshman
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Dead Monky on (20:45:33/09-10-10)
Stompy robots are fun too.  Especially when they're little more than walking nuclear bombs covered in lasers and missile launchers.
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Post by: Chaotic Insane on (21:40:37/09-10-10)
Huh, let me just park the BattleMech over in the shadows there. All right good, all settled. Now to remember where I parked my Harley Scorpion.

Nice place you have Jason, great to see Shadowrun get an official forum. Now I don't have to hang out in stompy robot land all the time.

Cheers,
Welshman

Your SN looks so familiar. I know I've heard my dad mention you. You one of the Wild Boys or does he know you from somewhere else? XD Haaaaiiii person.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Welshman on (21:54:25/09-10-10)
Huh, let me just park the BattleMech over in the shadows there. All right good, all settled. Now to remember where I parked my Harley Scorpion.

Nice place you have Jason, great to see Shadowrun get an official forum. Now I don't have to hang out in stompy robot land all the time.

Cheers,
Welshman

Your SN looks so familiar. I know I've heard my dad mention you. You one of the Wild Boys or does he know you from somewhere else? XD Haaaaiiii person.

I'm a regular writer for BattleTech. Jason is just tolerating my presence here cause I promised to leave the Mech in the garage and wax nostalgic about the days when I had time to play Shadowrun.

Then again I promise not to start into too many "When we played 1st Edition SR, we did it with stone dice and liked it!"
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Dead Monky on (21:57:40/09-10-10)
I bet you had to roll them uphill in 6 ft of driving snow, too.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (22:38:29/09-10-10)
And we couldn't afford pencils and paper! We had to prick our fingers and record our characters in blood on our (manly) chests!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Dead Monky on (22:41:34/09-10-10)
That could have been fun (in a creepy way) if there were any female gamers around back then.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (22:47:39/09-10-10)
That could have been fun (in a creepy way) if there were any female gamers around back then.
There weren't.  :'(
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Chaotic Insane on (09:10:56/09-11-10)
hey hey hey! I was ALMOST gaming 15 years ago! I only had two more years to go before I started head capping my dad in BT. :D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Usda Beph on (09:32:18/09-11-10)
Huh, let me just park the BattleMech over in the shadows there. All right good, all settled. Now to remember where I parked my Harley Scorpion.

Nice place you have Jason, great to see Shadowrun get an official forum. Now I don't have to hang out in stompy robot land all the time.

Cheers,
Welshman
Welsh We ride the same bike. Welcome to the shadows. I think I will try to get my group of players to be "Wild Boys" also. ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Usda Beph on (09:33:57/09-11-10)
And we couldn't afford pencils and paper! We had to prick our fingers and record our characters in blood on our (manly) chests!
Wait... I'm the old one here. You didn't have chests back then ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (11:25:34/09-11-10)
And we couldn't afford pencils and paper! We had to prick our fingers and record our characters in blood on our (manly) chests!
Wait... I'm the old one here. You didn't have chests back then ;D
*I* did... I'm 37, man. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Welshman on (13:31:39/09-11-10)
That could have been fun (in a creepy way) if there were any female gamers around back then.
There weren't.  :'(

Poor man. The Editor for BattleTechnology was Hilary Ayer and ran the first Shadowrun beta games we played.

I'll admit that I first approached the game with a very laid back, this is a cotton candy game. My first PC was a Dwarven Street Samurai named Party Animal. He had all the subtleties of the panther autocannon and the table manners that made a wild Troll look civil.

Ah the good old days.

WM
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Post by: Casazil on (16:29:10/09-11-10)
Huh, let me just park the BattleMech over in the shadows there. All right good, all settled. Now to remember where I parked my Harley Scorpion.

Nice place you have Jason, great to see Shadowrun get an official forum. Now I don't have to hang out in stompy robot land all the time.

Cheers,
Welshman

Welcome
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Post by: Inpu on (04:53:48/09-13-10)
Well, this should be fun. I'm happy to be part of both Dumpshock and this place. Any excuse to read more threads, really.
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Post by: Usda Beph on (07:52:54/09-13-10)
And we couldn't afford pencils and paper! We had to prick our fingers and record our characters in blood on our (manly) chests!
Wait... I'm the old one here. You didn't have chests back then ;D
*I* did... I'm 37, man. ;)
Wait at 37 you were what...9 when Shadowrun started? Also I have officially beed dethroned as the "Old One"!
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Post by: Doc Chaos on (08:53:11/09-13-10)
Well, this should be fun. I'm happy to be part of both Dumpshock and this place. Any excuse to read more threads, really.

You came to the right place, then ;)
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Post by: FastJack on (09:53:25/09-13-10)
And we couldn't afford pencils and paper! We had to prick our fingers and record our characters in blood on our (manly) chests!
Wait... I'm the old one here. You didn't have chests back then ;D
*I* did... I'm 37, man. ;)
Wait at 37 you were what...9 when Shadowrun started? Also I have officially beed dethroned as the "Old One"!
Okay, Shadowrun started in '89, when I was 16. I didn't actually pick it up until I was 18 though...
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Post by: Jadehellbringer on (10:40:30/09-13-10)
Welshman, don't bother parking the Mech- just adapt. I'm actually trying to figure out how to cast spells from my Jupiter so I can take part in the next Best Ever tournament. Daviar and Hadry are going down!  ;D
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Post by: Usda Beph on (11:04:28/09-13-10)
And we couldn't afford pencils and paper! We had to prick our fingers and record our characters in blood on our (manly) chests!
Wait... I'm the old one here. You didn't have chests back then ;D
*I* did... I'm 37, man. ;)
Wait at 37 you were what...9 when Shadowrun started? Also I have officially beed dethroned as the "Old One"!
Okay, Shadowrun started in '89, when I was 16. I didn't actually pick it up until I was 18 though...
Ok you had chest hair ;D I was 23 And married for the second time!
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Post by: Welshman on (12:44:06/09-13-10)
Welshman, don't bother parking the Mech- just adapt. I'm actually trying to figure out how to cast spells from my Jupiter so I can take part in the next Best Ever tournament. Daviar and Hadry are going down!  ;D

Oh I'm happy to adapt... Which will win a Force 10 Earth Elemental or an Awesome?

Now if I could bring over a suit of even Tornado PAL, I'd be a happy chummer. Let me bring in an Infiltrator or Kopis and I'll have mayhem a plenty.

Until then, I gotta go dig up my gyro mount and find a replacement for this antique candy cane machine gun.
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Post by: Doc Chaos on (00:33:43/09-14-10)
Welshman, don't bother parking the Mech- just adapt. I'm actually trying to figure out how to cast spells from my Jupiter so I can take part in the next Best Ever tournament. Daviar and Hadry are going down!  ;D

Oh I'm happy to adapt... Which will win a Force 10 Earth Elemental or an Awesome?

Now if I could bring over a suit of even Tornado PAL, I'd be a happy chummer. Let me bring in an Infiltrator or Kopis and I'll have mayhem a plenty.

Until then, I gotta go dig up my gyro mount and find a replacement for this antique candy cane machine gun.

Earth Elemental. Can you spell *Earthquake rift under your feet*? :)
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Post by: Angelone on (09:09:51/09-18-10)
Hello alll, another Dumpshocker here. Got a quick question is there anyway to change the boards color scheme? The light it hurts my eyes... :'(
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Post by: Devil on (09:46:21/09-18-10)
It's a secret, but I like you, so I'll let you in on it.

Go to your profile. Look and layout preferences.

Now you can see why it's a secret. It's really hard to find. ::)
I'm just messin' with ya.
Lol. Welcome to everyone.

I dont think i've introduced myself to...like anyone.

Hi,
I'm Joker. I play Shadowrun. I think I'm funny. I'm not.
-Joker
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Post by: FastJack on (11:29:53/09-18-10)
They are working on some more SR-based themes, but the programming on it is a bit trickier than expected.
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Post by: Casazil on (14:18:51/09-18-10)
Hello alll, another Dumpshocker here. Got a quick question is there anyway to change the boards color scheme? The light it hurts my eyes... :'(

Welcome
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Post by: Julius Q Enderby on (00:30:35/09-19-10)
Hello all,

I've been a lurking at Dumpshock since about March. Thanks to all that have been so generous with sharing their talent, humour and insight. Coming back to the shadows after a long SR hiatus. Quite a bit has changed since retirement: Dunklezahn was not quite Prez yet (we were headed to it) and my cyberdeck is more obsolete than Usda's stone dice. At least you can still roll dice!   ;)

Our group has picked up SR4A and seem to be enjoying it so far, in spite of my being stuck in 2057. (Hey, I've still got way too much unused SR3 stuff to drop it. Still good, just have to take a few liberties with some of the tech.) We've still got a few mechanics to take out on a first spin. We might yet fast forward to 2072 once the election is done and the prez is cacked. We've 15 yrs of spoilers ahead of us, heh.

Quite liking the new boards - nice job. Looking forward to geeking out, no matter the decade I'm trapped in.   :)
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Post by: Casazil on (01:02:29/09-19-10)
Welcome
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Post by: I Hate All Life on (06:34:00/09-22-10)
Hi. Since this seems to be the closest thing to an introduction thread there is, I'll introduce myself. I'm Steven. I registered my account I think the first day it opened, but haven't gotten around to posting 'til now.

I like gaming in general, but Shadowrun is one of my favorite RPGs, especially 4E... though there's aspects of 3E I miss. I'm a Dumpshocker too, BTW. I try to buy all the 4E books I can. My main love is the original World of Darkness, but since that fan community is dwindling by the day I spend less and less time on those games. Also working on some gaming stuff of my own that probably won't have wide appeal..

Hope to be posting here frequently.  :)
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Post by: FastJack on (09:39:41/09-22-10)
Hello Steven!

Welcome to the Matrix. Ignore the clutter of old code and try not to wake the sleeping dragon in the corner.
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Post by: Casazil on (16:17:34/09-22-10)
Hi. Since this seems to be the closest thing to an introduction thread there is, I'll introduce myself. I'm Steven. I registered my account I think the first day it opened, but haven't gotten around to posting 'til now.

I like gaming in general, but Shadowrun is one of my favorite RPGs, especially 4E... though there's aspects of 3E I miss. I'm a Dumpshocker too, BTW. I try to buy all the 4E books I can. My main love is the original World of Darkness, but since that fan community is dwindling by the day I spend less and less time on those games. Also working on some gaming stuff of my own that probably won't have wide appeal..

Hope to be posting here frequently.  :)

Welcome
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Post by: I Hate All Life on (16:58:03/09-23-10)
Thanks. :)
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Post by: BIG BAD BEESTE on (09:27:01/10-08-10)
Hoi there Terms. Finally got around to loging in - whew-boy, the things you have to do to keep your "classic" program carrier 'ware working.

Yeah, I'm that old too, but the handle's still the same one - so if anyone out there still has memories that post-FASA board therapy hasn't erased, a BIG BAD BEESTE hullo to you folks.

So, what's with the wizwyrm dozing here... [poke with credstick]
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Post by: FastJack on (09:37:32/10-08-10)
Welcome Beeste!

Glad to see an old-timer around here. The Dragon's been there since getting hopped up on some "kobold ale" we imported from Germany. Keeps the devil rats away, so we let him be...
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Post by: Nerroth on (12:35:03/10-08-10)
Hi.


I've been over on the CBT forums for a while, and after picking up the Sixth World Almanac this week, I decided to have a look for the right boards to talk about it on (or, at least, to post errata about...).


I don't get to do much in the way of playing on-table games or RPGs these days, but I'm a big fan of background books like the Almanac (and setting books like Handbook: Major Periphery States over in Battletech). I guess I like reading guidebooks for fictional places!


So, um, hi again?
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Post by: Frostriese on (12:38:24/10-08-10)
I've been over on the CBT forums for a while,
Interesting how many people here are from there. Including me.

Quote
I'm a big fan of background books like the Almanac (and setting books like Handbook: Major Periphery States over in Battletech). I guess I like reading guidebooks for fictional places!
I hear you. My main reason for my interest in BT, such as it was...

Anyway, yeah, belated introductory post by me. I decided to sign up here yesterday basically on a whim :D
Used to be on the CBT froum with the same handle, and I see some familar nicks here, but elsewise I know nobody, heh.
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Post by: FastJack on (13:14:42/10-08-10)
Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Ignore the clutter of old code and try not to wake the sleeping dragon in the corner.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Frostriese on (13:17:12/10-08-10)
Now I just need to find my meat body again...
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Post by: Usda Beph on (13:19:36/10-08-10)
I've been over on the CBT forums for a while,
Interesting how many people here are from there. Including me.

Quote
I'm a big fan of background books like the Almanac (and setting books like Handbook: Major Periphery States over in Battletech). I guess I like reading guidebooks for fictional places!
I hear you. My main reason for my interest in BT, such as it was...

Anyway, yeah, belated introductory post by me. I decided to sign up here yesterday basically on a whim :D
Used to be on the CBT froum with the same handle, and I see some familar nicks here, but elsewise I know nobody, heh.
I sculk the CBT forum and I'm a regular on BattleCorps. Handle's there are Joe Mallan.
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Post by: FastJack on (13:34:06/10-08-10)
I mostly lurk over on CBT (simply because it moves WAY to fast for me to participate--most of the time). Over there I go by Ravenheart.
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Post by: Welshman on (13:55:54/10-08-10)
I sculk the CBT forum and I'm a regular on BattleCorps. Handle's there are Joe Mallan.

Joe... I'm going to have to hurt you now. You didn't tell me you had off spring smarter than you.

When is she going to paint a Mech and join the Regiment? We need a Mallan that doesn't get lost in his cockpit. ;)
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Post by: Usda Beph on (14:05:55/10-08-10)
I sculk the CBT forum and I'm a regular on BattleCorps. Handle's there are Joe Mallan.

Joe... I'm going to have to hurt you now. You didn't tell me you had off spring smarter than you.

When is she going to paint a Mech and join the Regiment? We need a Mallan that doesn't get lost in his cockpit. ;)
She wants to join but is a little less lost in teh CBT history than she is here. She is figuring out her finances as to weather she wants to shell out the cash for BattleCorps. I asked if I could have her as a contact since she is a character in the Merc sorcebooks and I do technically know her! But I was given a Stone Rhino and patted on the head! 8) I was happy ;D
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Post by: Devil on (14:32:57/10-08-10)
I'm so in the dark.
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Post by: Welshman on (14:35:21/10-08-10)
I'm so in the dark.

The mark of a good Shadowrunner. :)
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Post by: Usda Beph on (14:38:40/10-08-10)
I'm so in the dark.
A few yeas ago the COmmandos had a worldwide event for CBT (Lawyers, Guns and Money) There was a prize. Six particapants would be chosen from the Commando's reports to Cannonized in the games fiction. When the dust settled, my little prodigy had earned a place among the winners and was entered into one of the Sourcebooks as an aide to a Merc Commander. I was very proud indeed! ;D
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Post by: Mystic on (17:39:43/10-08-10)
Ah, more Tech-ers here. Although truth be told, the only reason I am one is because there WASNT a SR forum and I got into Tech because of it. Now that there is a SR forum Im here although technically I've become a Techer first...but I was a fan of SR first...

Ugh, that's what I get for trying to think without before my first six cups of caf...

 :P  ;)
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Post by: hemgath on (10:35:00/10-31-10)
Hi all ! I'm a player from Annecy (france).
Thx for this forum and this beautifull RPG & comunauty !
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Post by: theKernel on (14:14:01/11-06-10)
First day, waiting for replies to my posts, um any advice on hacker chacracter understanding the matrix better?
I really wish the writers of this game would have made it simpiler. I am into computers and I am finding this fictional internet world more confusing then the real thing.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Qemuel on (14:25:21/11-06-10)
Welcome to the boards!

For advice on character creation, simply start a topic in Character creation and critique.  For specific rules questions, you can post in Rules and such, etc.  One of the best ways to get a handle on the rules, inho, is to create a character.  That process leads to all kinds of questions that need to be answered.   :)   "Can-o-worms" so to speak.  It's a great way to jump feet first into the world.

After that's done, try to run a simple combat scenario.  Let us know if you have questions as they pop up!

Again, welcome!

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Post by: Kot on (10:36:48/11-12-10)
Hello, people.
Greetings from Poland. :)

Can i ask, where should i post official info requests? I'd really love to know a few things about SR4 Poland in CGL Canon.
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Post by: FastJack on (10:46:05/11-12-10)
You can make the request pretty much anywhere, but the board this thread is in may be the best.
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Post by: lonewolf23k on (09:49:46/11-22-10)
Hello!  Joined up for the High Concept thread, but definitely staying.
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Post by: Doc Chaos on (05:54:09/11-23-10)
Welcome on board then ;)
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Post by: FastJack on (08:57:33/11-23-10)
Welcome youngling! Don't mind the old code and be careful not to wake the dragon sleeping in the corner.
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Post by: loren on (12:19:04/11-24-10)
The last week I've been wandering the internet desperately trying to find somewhere like this, as I've finally gotten into a Shadowrun game at my game store. I heard about SR three years ago and well... the dice have finally rolled to give me an opportunity to play. I got conned into making up a magician, but it's not as confusing as I thought it'd be. Granted, I still have no idea what I'm doing and I just roll what I'm told to roll. Anyway...

As for me, I come from a nice stint playing D&D3.5/4E/Pathfinder the past couple years.  I'm in college, I paint miniatures, I play WoW... I speak three languages.. That's me. Gamer chick, nerdgirl extraordinaire.

/Flourish

Nice to find this place!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (12:39:41/11-24-10)
Welcome! Always brightens my day to see a newb in the hallways, especially one of the rarer female versions (http://forums.shadowrun4.com/index.php?topic=310.0)! Hopefully we don't scare you away too much. ;)
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Post by: loren on (12:57:57/11-24-10)
Oh, if only you knew some of the people I played MechWarrior with!  ::)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Doc Chaos on (14:48:22/11-24-10)
Chances are, he does, for that long that he has been around... ;D Welcome on board :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (14:51:27/11-24-10)
Chances are, he does, for that long that he has been around... ;D Welcome on board :)
I'd be offended if it weren't true... :P
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Post by: Doc Chaos on (03:07:57/11-25-10)
With age comes wisdom and people will always respect that :) Well, except for those upcoming streetsmart punks, but they get shot real quick anyways...
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Post by: Dead Monky on (18:11:33/11-26-10)
Sometimes by the older guys.
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Post by: Mystic on (02:13:50/11-30-10)
Oh, if only you knew some of the people I played MechWarrior with!  ::)

SWEET! And a Mechjock to boot! And I know the feeling. Im currently in the middle of a mini-tech campaign and YIKES.

Welcome to the board, feel free to talk 'tech or shadows, you will find that a lot of us here also hang out on the BT forums as well.

Sometimes by the older guys.

ESPECIALLY the older guys...we tend to get a bit grouchy a lot faster, and shooting is a lot easier.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Doc Chaos on (04:01:41/11-30-10)
Although not as accurate as it used to be ;D
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Post by: Mystic on (04:10:12/11-30-10)
Although not as accurate as it used to be ;D

That's what smartlink, vision enhansements, buckshot, and grenade launchers are for.
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Post by: Teyl_Iliar on (18:12:38/12-02-10)
Although not as accurate as it used to be ;D

That's what smartlink, vision enhansements, buckshot, and grenade launchers are for.

or a good sniper overwatch... 8)
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Post by: BIG BAD BEESTE on (11:11:35/12-15-10)
Or a high mana Hellblast. Don't have to even see you just target the area. Oh, to have bio-replacement technology for my peepers - maybe in a few years... ;)

BTW, welcome to the shadows Loren. Careful, they're addictive y'know.
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Post by: Dread Moores on (10:24:29/12-28-10)
Long time lurker (here, on Dumpshock, and the BT forums), first time poster. Just saying saying howdy.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mystic on (21:40:13/12-29-10)
Howdy right back!
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Post by: MojoHead on (04:20:54/01-14-11)
Yo! 8)
Swedish GM/Player here ;D

Have played 4e since 2LinCons back and im fraggin loving it, got earlier rpg experiences with DnD, WoD and random made up games
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: RdMarquis on (22:53:47/01-24-11)
Hi. I've been lurking around this forum for a little while, and I decided to make an account. I'm still somewhat new to Shadowrun, but it's been fun so far and the world of the game is very cool.
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Post by: Rockopolis on (13:27:56/02-11-11)
Wow, I can't believe it took me...two years to figure out there might be a forum on the Shadowrun website.  Talk about a critical glitch.  I think I could do with some headware.
I've played Shadowrun on and off since 3e; really enjoy the setting, but it's hard to find games.  Hope I can find something on the PBP board.
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Post by: FastJack on (13:46:51/02-11-11)
Wow, I can't believe it took me...two years to figure out there might be a forum on the Shadowrun website.  Talk about a critical glitch.  I think I could do with some headware.
I've played Shadowrun on and off since 3e; really enjoy the setting, but it's hard to find games.  Hope I can find something on the PBP board.
No problems... These forums only launched back in September.

Welcome! Ignore the bits of old code floating around and try not to wake the sleeping dragon in the corner.
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Post by: Charybdis on (19:51:29/02-13-11)
Wow, I can't believe it took me...two years to figure out there might be a forum on the Shadowrun website.  Talk about a critical glitch.  I think I could do with some headware.
I've played Shadowrun on and off since 3e; really enjoy the setting, but it's hard to find games.  Hope I can find something on the PBP board.
No problems... These forums only launched back in September.

Welcome! Ignore the bits of old code floating around and try not to wake the sleeping dragon in the corner.
Wait a sec' FastJack, just to clarify:

A) The forums opened in September, and
B) you already have 2500+ posts? Do they PAY you to be here?!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (22:57:19/02-13-11)
Wow, I can't believe it took me...two years to figure out there might be a forum on the Shadowrun website.  Talk about a critical glitch.  I think I could do with some headware.
I've played Shadowrun on and off since 3e; really enjoy the setting, but it's hard to find games.  Hope I can find something on the PBP board.
No problems... These forums only launched back in September.

Welcome! Ignore the bits of old code floating around and try not to wake the sleeping dragon in the corner.
Wait a sec' FastJack, just to clarify:

A) The forums opened in September, and
B) you already have 2500+ posts? Do they PAY you to be here?!
...

I knew I shoulda read the contract before signing it.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Charybdis on (23:00:58/02-13-11)
Wait a sec' FastJack, just to clarify:

A) The forums opened in September, and
B) you already have 2500+ posts? Do they PAY you to be here?!
...

I knew I shoulda read the contract before signing it.
Devil's in the details....
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Goodwin on (01:03:56/02-14-11)
Hey everyone,

Just grabbed the core rulebook today.  Been a fan of Shadowrun since the swell ol' Sega game.  Now looking to break into the setting roleplay style.  I'm probably going to be lurking about and looking for an online group to join so I can get used to the system before breaking my regular players into it!  Much interested in the community!

Hello all!,
Goodwin
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Post by: FastJack on (07:56:24/02-14-11)
Welcome, Goodwin! If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. (Most of) the posters here don't bite. ;)
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Post by: Goodwin on (08:01:08/02-14-11)
Sounds like a win win!

Thanks!
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Post by: Medicineman on (10:11:18/02-14-11)
Hey there :) FInally some more german reinforcements  ;D
I'm also here

with a Reeinforcement Dance
Medicineman
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Post by: Rascal on (10:41:11/02-17-11)
Been hanging around for a while now, might just as well say hi!
Swedish GM/player, running Shadowrun missions with two separate groups when not building cars.
Believe me when I say that working heavy industries gives lots of inspiration for the games!
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Post by: aimlessfreak on (07:11:36/02-20-11)
Well lets see here, bought a good number of the 4th ed books when a local game store was going out of biz and I'm just now getting around to running, figured this would a good place and all that.
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Post by: Dead Monky on (15:13:26/03-15-11)
To everyone who remembers me: I'm back.  Again.

I like the new look of the place.  Very snazzy.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (16:38:45/03-15-11)
*tosses Monky a grenade and a beer

Welcome back. Be sure to pop the second one first.
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Post by: Dead Monky on (16:39:57/03-15-11)
So you want me drunk and armed with a grenade?  Okay!
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Post by: FastJack on (16:43:02/03-15-11)
So you want me drunk and armed with a grenade?  Okay!
Of course! It's scares the hell out of the newbs around here! ;)
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Post by: Dead Monky on (16:44:50/03-15-11)
Hah!  Good point.  ;D
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Post by: The Seven on (01:15:17/03-20-11)
Just wanted to officially say hello.

We are The Seven, and we are here to stay.

Abyssus abyssum invocat, amicus.

We hope we have a pleasant time, and if a bio is required, please say so and we'll happily provide.
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Post by: Malex on (00:55:00/03-24-11)
Just wanted to throw in a 'thankya' to those that made this forum and for the welcoming.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Devil on (11:29:11/03-31-11)
Yo.

I'm back, chummers. :o

Some of you kids might not remember me. I've been absent while. Some of you oldschool runners might though. ::)

Anyways, welcome back, me. ;D
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Post by: FastJack on (16:03:06/03-31-11)
Good to see ya back!
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Post by: CanRay on (16:04:33/03-31-11)
Whose this Joker and what's he doing here?

Sorry, had to say it.  :P
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Post by: Major Kusinagi on (19:48:51/04-01-11)
Hello my name is Major Kusinagi and I have only just begun to roleplay with Shadowrun. I am really impressed by it and in fact will be starting a game soon!
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Post by: Dead Monky on (19:52:56/04-01-11)
Hola!

You know, I thought about making Section 9 for my players to run up against once.  But then I remembered that the point of the game is to give the players something resembling a chance and nixed it.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Major Kusinagi on (10:33:14/04-02-11)
Hahaha! I guess you're right in the end Section 9 is almost entirely run by cyborgs... that would have been rough.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Rockopolis on (13:45:25/04-02-11)
Eh, don't forget, this is the privatized future as well as a corporate one.  Section Nine is probably a subcontractor, like Lone Star.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Devil on (13:56:16/04-02-11)
Welcome to the insanity.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Simagal on (15:14:04/04-02-11)
I guess this is the place for the first post.
Started with first edition back in 1989, but did not get very much for 3rd edition. Played Battletech back then too.
Now to find an avatar.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nacho on (22:52:08/04-02-11)
Hey there, Chummers.   I am new to the boards here, but have been playing SR off and on since it came out 20+ years ago.  I have recently stepped back into the world and updating my library with new SR4 books - having lots of fun reading up on everything that's happened since 2063.  Anyways, just a quick hello.  I am looking forward to being active here and contributing thoughts.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mara on (02:09:18/04-05-11)
Hahaha! I guess you're right in the end Section 9 is almost entirely run by cyborgs... that would have been rough.  ;D

Actually..the Major is more like an AI, in an Otomo body with some tweaks. Everyone else is just cybered.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Wolfman on (07:32:06/04-07-11)
Heya guys!
I'm new here, straight from Québec City, Canada. Been playing SR ever since SR1 back in '92 (Wow, 20 years, doesn't make you feel any younger :S)...
So yeah, just a quick salutation and looking forward to exchanging ideas with you guys :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: JM_Hardy on (08:24:16/04-08-11)
Always good to have returning players! Welcome to the boards!

Jason H.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Wolfman on (22:05:43/04-15-11)
BTW, anyone from Quebec City around here???
We're looking (GF and I) to form a group for a weekly game...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: GeLrIrToCrH on (14:28:13/04-25-11)
Whew! Finally on the forum! The name is GeLrIrToCrH (GLITCHerror if you haven't figured it out). Real name Erik from Massachusetts. Been playing Shadowrun for the better part of 10 years from second edition to fourth. Now to cause a ruckus!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Accipiter on (02:27:04/04-29-11)
Just wanted to throw out a hello, since I've been posting.

I can't believe how much I've missed Shadowrun...almost ten years since my last real game.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Critias on (03:23:14/04-29-11)
Just wanted to throw out a hello, since I've been posting.

I can't believe how much I've missed Shadowrun...almost ten years since my last real game.
Welcome back.   8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: jcook119 on (22:54:32/05-05-11)
Another new guy saying hello here. I bought the 1st Edition hardback at GenCon '89 when it was released, and started my Shadowrun campaign a few weeks later. I ended up running that campaign for over 5 years, into the 2nd Edition era. Now nearly 17 years later I have come back around to Shadowrun again. Still reading the 4A books and getting up to speed on things, but it looks like it's a good time to be back in the Sixth World.

Thanks,
James
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: alchamest on (22:15:03/05-23-11)
Hey all, am a total noob, never played it other than on the SNES, but keen to havea  game in the not too distant future hopefully, looking forward to learning from all hte knoweldge that has been posted in here..

Any peoples out there near the Blue mountains in Australia drop me a line
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (23:30:12/05-23-11)
Welcome! Kick back, relax and try not to disturb any dragons or strange code.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Morg on (14:19:53/05-24-11)
Poking Cyberzombies is ok, at least as long as I am disassociating. Damn Memory stimulator...Crush all Meat Bags... sorry that was a bit of bad coding in my Skillwires..The computer is your Friend welcome all!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (20:14:28/05-24-11)
The computer is your Friend
Funny enough, I used to run Paranoia demonstration games at local conventions...   ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Little D on (09:21:28/05-31-11)
Hey chummers.

I just signed in a couple of minutes ago.  Nice place you got here!  I frankly didn't know there was a nice spot like this where we could chat about the shadows.  I was looking for a nice, quiet place to crash since Shadowland BBS got geeked back in 2064...  Then again, y'all already knew that.

I'll be asking a lot of questions, as I was used to the third edition and now I got me this brand-spankin' new book of the fourth edition.  So please be just a little bit indulgent ; all of my questions are strictly for my own personnal knowledge and gain, and not to get anyone irked.

Hope to meet you all in the shadows! (...as long as we're not on competing sides...)

- 'lil D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Insomniac on (16:26:21/06-09-11)
Well, this is overdue...

Greetings, my fellow runners.  I run under the handle Insomniac.  I've been GMing Shadowrun for over a decade now.  I'm a Catalyst Agent that runs the Ontario Convention circuit as much as family life allows.  I write fan fiction and I maintain a blog with all of my game material available to any who want to plunder it.

Hope to join in a few conversations along the way and get to know the place a little better.

Cheers!

Insomniac
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: SirDelta on (16:38:16/06-09-11)
Hey all, I'm SirDelta.

I guess you consider me a young puke, as 4th was my first edition of Shadowrun and you could count the months I've been playing on both hands, but whatever.  I haven't GMed yet, but my friend wants me to for the game he's doing, so hey, why not?

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Mute on (13:45:51/06-10-11)
Hi everybody,

I stumbled onto this forum by accident and liked what I saw.  Figured I would sign up and poke around a little more. 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Gibbersan on (17:03:06/06-10-11)
Just signed on here.  Been playing SR since about 1990 or 1991.  Nice to see an official spot on the web.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Van Hellstrom on (21:25:05/06-23-11)
Hi all.  I'm new to the forum but not new to Shadowrun although i'm still getting my head around the new rules and fluff, especially the hacking stuff, but I look forward to chatting with everybody.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: desdinova81 on (01:07:08/06-24-11)
Been posting here for a few days and finally though of introducing myself.  A friend of mine introduced me to Shadowrun back in the 2nd Edition and we played for quite a few years.  Got out of it while I was in the Navy and busy doing other things, but I'm coming back around now.

As I've noted in other threads, I am planning to start GMing again soon, and may start a pbp game once I've gotten caught up on all the changes since the good ol' days.  I'm also an amatuer programmer and have ideas for a few shadowrun-related projects I might get to work on in the near future.  If I come up with anything decent, I'll share it around  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Secondskink on (17:36:38/07-02-11)
Hello everyone!
I'm a lurker that decided to grab an account finally. 4th edition is the first edition that I have played so i'm kinda a newbie.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (18:07:13/07-02-11)
Welcome to the foums, folks!

Check your sanity at the door.    ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Malex on (22:43:07/07-14-11)
Abandon all hope ye who enter here.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Lacynth40 on (22:55:51/07-26-11)
Wonderful. You were supposed to post the warning BEFORE we entered. Thanks, now I have to offload all this Hope. Can you at least point me in the direction of some good buyers?

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (00:43:45/07-27-11)
Wonderful. You were supposed to post the warning BEFORE we entered. Thanks, now I have to offload all this Hope. Can you at least point me in the direction of some good buyers?
Are you kidding?  Hope got devalued faster than souls when Thatcher got elected!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Charybdis on (00:51:36/07-27-11)
Wonderful. You were supposed to post the warning BEFORE we entered.

Where's the fun in warning you BEFORE you join us down the rabbit hole?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mara on (05:46:46/07-27-11)
Wonderful. You were supposed to post the warning BEFORE we entered.

Where's the fun in warning you BEFORE you join us down the rabbit hole?

See....I thought "Shadowrun Forums" was as much warning as "And I am wishing to hire you
to make an extraction from Mitsuhama(or Aztechnology)"?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (15:37:57/07-27-11)
Where's the fun in warning you BEFORE you join us down the rabbit hole?
FYI, the Caterpillar hogs the bong.

IT'S PUFF-PUFF-PASS!!!  Greedy  bastard.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Charybdis on (19:52:35/07-27-11)
Where's the fun in warning you BEFORE you join us down the rabbit hole?
FYI, the Caterpillar hogs the bong.

IT'S PUFF-PUFF-PASS!!!  Greedy  bastard.
He who brings the weed, makes the rules....

And the dude's got like a million arms...maybe each one is holding a separate Hookah pipe?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (21:27:55/07-27-11)
And he's hogging ALL of them.  How much can one bloke toke?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Lacynth40 on (23:33:30/07-27-11)
And he's hogging ALL of them.  How much can one bloke toke?

How much toke could a tokebloke toke, if a tokebloke could toke... Bloke? That one fell apart on me...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: crawford on (23:45:22/07-27-11)
Heyo!

Recently acquired the 20th anniversary book and thought I would check out the forums and post the obligatory welcome post.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mystic on (05:28:00/07-28-11)
Rock on. Here is the obligitory "welcome" (just kidding). Have fun, and watch out for mods with "Jack" in their name, guys named Jason, and especially orks named Bull. That last one is particularly devious.

 8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: crawford on (09:52:06/07-28-11)
 :o

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (11:06:07/07-28-11)
Rock on. Here is the obligitory "welcome" (just kidding). Have fun, and watch out for mods with "Jack" in their name, guys named Jason, and especially orks named Bull. That last one is particularly devious.

 8)
You like playing with fire, dontcha? ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (12:27:04/07-28-11)
Well it's not like you're a dragon or anything.  Worse you could do is Black Hammer him.  :P
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Charybdis on (00:34:48/07-29-11)
Rock on. Here is the obligitory "welcome" (just kidding). Have fun, and watch out for mods with "Jack" in their name, guys named Jason, and especially orks named Bull. That last one is particularly devious.

 8)
You like playing with fire, dontcha? ;)
Doesn't everybody?  8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mystic on (08:22:25/07-29-11)
Rock on. Here is the obligitory "welcome" (just kidding). Have fun, and watch out for mods with "Jack" in their name, guys named Jason, and especially orks named Bull. That last one is particularly devious.

 8)
You like playing with fire, dontcha? ;)

If you're gonna burned, might as well take the nuclear fireball, ne?

 8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (13:08:45/07-29-11)
Rock on. Here is the obligitory "welcome" (just kidding). Have fun, and watch out for mods with "Jack" in their name, guys named Jason, and especially orks named Bull. That last one is particularly devious.

 8)
You like playing with fire, dontcha? ;)
Doesn't everybody?  8)
"Napalm sticks to kids!"
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: magmcbride on (14:24:30/08-23-11)
Hello everyone!

I grew up really close to my cousins, and one of them had Shadowrun books and the video games for SNES/Genesis. I have played them over and over throughout the years, but never had the money or the right people to play pen and paper with. Well, I'm a software engineer now, and a recent play through of the Genesis title my curiosity got the better of me! I'm new to Pen and Paper (minus me reading DND 3.5 books on my own). Not only that, I am going to be trying to Game Master a game for my girlfriend and I! Eeeek! I'm soooo in over my head!

Again, hello and I am digging the forums thus far!  =)


P.S. I had a much longer write-up done, but I shut my PC down due to a 5.9 earthquake that just hit Virginia! Yowza!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: TTNTM#2 on (22:33:51/08-31-11)
Hey everybody :D
we just switched to SR lately as we got bored of medieval settings, and now I gonna make my gang raise my character's P-two  ;D
Or at least I hope so ,I got a slight feeling they could get her in trouble.

In rl I am a social paedagogue, currently unemployed as I got a lucrative side job in the pharmaceutical business right now which earns more money, 23 years old, from Austria.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (22:42:21/08-31-11)
Welcome to the forums and the universe!  Enjoy the celebrity while it lasts, you'll be wishing you were less known in no time!  :P
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (23:08:51/08-31-11)
Welcome! Feel free to ask questions, posit theories or jump into some Play by Post games.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mystic on (02:46:59/09-01-11)
Numerous obligitory salutations and words of welcome!  *heheh*

Have fun here, and just don't ask what the 'kaf an cookies are made of...all will be good.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (10:14:59/09-01-11)
*Is eating the cookies and drinking kaff by the pint mug*  Huh?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Lacynth40 on (22:41:28/09-01-11)
Mmmm.... Tofu coffee...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (00:27:19/09-02-11)
*Spews the "Kaff" all over everyone*  Where the hell's my SoyKaff!  WHERE IS IT?   >:(
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (07:45:27/09-02-11)
*quietly sips delicious coffee*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mystic on (08:35:13/09-02-11)
<<Off Camera>>

We've completed a 'run and replaced FastJack's normal coffee with dark, rich, Krill-Gers crystals (made from fresh krill!)....Lets see if he noticed the difference.

 8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (09:31:13/09-02-11)
*hacks into feed, sends up "can haz larger equipment" spam onto video feed*

Better check your bank account while you're at it.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mystic on (19:41:36/09-02-11)
Oh darn, you got my last five bucks. I have a wife and two kids. Not like I have any money to begin with.

 ;)

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: TTNTM#2 on (19:53:05/09-03-11)
Numerous obligitory salutations and words of welcome!  *heheh*

Have fun here, and just don't ask what the 'kaf an cookies are made of...all will be good.
Well that depends, I might better ask actually as if it is from Soy01524 I better not touch it due to my mediocre allergy, if you got 0B923 it's fine ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Star Debut on (08:09:21/09-25-11)
I am here to brush up (or re learn the rules) set some things in stone in my head about the setting, become an informative and knowledgable GM. And then wait, just wait till the day they get bored of 4ed D&D.
☆Debut

Hey everybody :D
we just switched to SR lately as we got bored of medieval settings, and now I gonna make my gang raise my character's P-two  ;D
Or at least I hope so ,I got a slight feeling they could get her in trouble.

In rl I am a social paedagogue, currently unemployed as I got a lucrative side job in the pharmaceutical business right now which earns more money, 23 years old, from Austria.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Phylos Fett on (09:06:23/09-25-11)
I am here to brush up (or re learn the rules) set some things in stone in my head about the setting, become an informative and knowledgable GM. And then wait, just wait till the day they get bored of 4ed D&D.
☆Debut

Welcome!  :-*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Star Debut on (11:21:32/09-25-11)
I am here to brush up (or re learn the rules) set some things in stone in my head about the setting, become an informative and knowledgable GM. And then wait, just wait till the day they get bored of 4ed D&D.
☆Debut

Welcome!  :-*

Thanks,  I'll probably be posting some simple questions which seem obvious to more experienced GM, and I would laugh at them myself, but in all honesty as long as the replies are informative and dont take the piss too much, then its one of the best ways (and fastest) to learn how to GM properly. I dont mind being called a newbie, but I do have a big interest in learning.
☆Debut
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Xabulba on (08:31:37/09-27-11)
Newb on the block just saying hi.

Found you guys while looking for resources for an upcoming SR4 pbp I'm running on another website. I liked the overall tone of this website so I decided to register and make myself known. So if someone can point me to the forum(s) that have pointers on running SR4 as a pbp I'd be appreciate it.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (12:42:26/09-27-11)
Newb on the block just saying hi.

Found you guys while looking for resources for an upcoming SR4 pbp I'm running on another website. I liked the overall tone of this website so I decided to register and make myself known. So if someone can point me to the forum(s) that have pointers on running SR4 as a pbp I'd be appreciate it.

Not really any threads on pointers, but we have a ton of games going on over in the PbP Sub-Forum (http://forums.shadowrun4.com/index.php?board=17.0). If you read through a few, you can get a feel for how they are being run.
Title: Noob Intro
Post by: Jagger on (13:15:31/09-27-11)
> Eureka! (translation: Rad!) Finally made it to Jackpoint. I discovered Shadowrun a few years ago, but have yet to fully immerse myself in the shadows. Got a ton of legwork to wade through before my first mission, so I better get to it.
Catch you on the streets, chummer.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (13:51:11/09-27-11)
Well, he's got the lingo right.  ;D

Welcome aboard Jagger!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: bigity on (14:13:31/09-27-11)
*groan* One reference or comment with the new guy and his moves in it and I'm killing some folks.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Jagger on (22:17:37/09-27-11)
Thanks, I'll try to not screw up...too much.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (11:58:54/09-28-11)
Oh, never mind them.  I screw up all the time and I'm still here and haven't been Banhammered.

...

Somehow.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (12:50:57/09-28-11)
Oh, never mind them.  I screw up all the time and I'm still here and haven't been Banhammered.

...

Somehow.
Yet. :P
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Jagger on (13:59:01/09-28-11)
Oh, never mind them.  I screw up all the time and I'm still here and haven't been Banhammered.

...

Somehow.
I don't discourage easily, but thanks.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Malex on (21:23:03/10-02-11)
Oh, never mind them.  I screw up all the time and I'm still here and haven't been Banhammered.

...

Somehow.

I REMEMBER THAT!!

Ooops, broke the oath of silence.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Lichtbringer on (08:37:01/11-03-11)
Newbie to the forum and to shadowrun itself here. I hope to find place where I can ask a lot of stupid questions without getting lynched. Most of them Rigger/drone related, but also quite a few about SR in general.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (08:44:56/11-03-11)
Welcome! Feel free to ask away. There are no stupid questions, only dead 'runners.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Lichtbringer on (09:03:31/11-03-11)
Thanks but those question belong in the right forum/threads and not this one, right? (Currently looking for the best places to ask the different questions)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (09:07:53/11-03-11)
Thanks but those question belong in the right forum/threads and not this one, right? (Currently looking for the best places to ask the different questions)
Correct. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Keita on (17:59:01/11-12-11)
Hi!  :) I'm not new to Shadowrun - at least, not to the Shadowrun universe.  :P A certain Prime Runner *cough* CanRay *cough* dragged me into it kicking and screaming...and then kept showing me stuff from here, usually presaged by the phrase "thought you might find this interesting".  :P Damn him, he's usually right. So here I am. I've never played Shadowrun, or any other RPG for that matter, but since he showed me Shadowrun, I've done some fanfiction and created several characters that I use in my stories. Yeah...I actually use the character creation system to create fanfic characters, and have been known to roll for them as I write... ::) So yeah...here I am. Hi!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (01:07:39/11-13-11)
Oh sure, blame me for everything.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: kirk on (09:40:15/11-13-11)
Oh sure, blame me for everything.  ;D
Well, Occam's Razor would suggest it to be so.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (12:16:52/11-13-11)
Welcome Keita! And don't worry, we won't hold it against you that you personally know CanRay. ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (14:59:21/11-13-11)
Oh sure, blame me for everything.  ;D
Well, Occam's Razor would suggest it to be so.  ;)
Bah, that's not sharp enough to shave my winter beard.  ;)
Welcome Keita! And don't worry, we won't hold it against you that you personally know CanRay. ;D
Good, 'cause he's not me, he's his own person.  Blame him for his things, blame me for mine.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Keita on (14:18:14/11-14-11)
Welcome Keita! And don't worry, we won't hold it against you that you personally know CanRay. ;D
Good.  ;D Although...if you had, it would be my own fault for mentioning it, wouldn't it.  ::)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mirikon on (12:04:35/11-19-11)
Good, 'cause he's not me, he's his own person.  Blame him for his things, blame me for mine.  :)
Who said anything about blaming him for his things? I thought we all agreed to blame you for everything?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Diamondfist on (23:46:19/11-20-11)
Huge newbie to Shadowrun, but a member at the BT forums for a while. Discovered Shadowrun about a week ago and after some scrutiny and reading the QSR, kinda fell in love with it and bought a copy of the 20th Anniversary LE core rulebook yesterday. I also kinda fell in love with the computer wallpaper as well. Any company that takes the time to make wallpaper from the art of the RPG is tops with me. There's a lot of cool people on these forums too, and am looking forward to enjoying this game.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (01:13:27/11-21-11)
Welcome aboard, DF.  Leave your sanity at the door, it's a wild ride from here.

And that's without the Better Than Life chips!  ;D
Title: Greetings, Chummers!
Post by: Hakeashar on (06:50:03/11-21-11)
First time poster here, I've recently joined two SR4 games, although I've been in the shadows since 92 (when we broke open the 1st Ed book and took on the Insects, sent them packing for Chicago).  Back when you could pull the pins on three grenades, drop them in your lap and not die hehe.


My first character (Cat - female Amerind face-type) ended up having to bite the bullet and went to prison to cover for the rest of the team.  ;)   


Then a 15 year break and 3 editions later, I've worked up a MAdept and a PhysAd face (recreating Cat again basically).


Very glad to be back in the dark and happy to see the forums here.


Cheers
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Crimsondude on (07:00:02/11-21-11)
Ha!

I used to burn through so many characters, PCs and NPCs, that I never got that chance. I think it'd be interesting to have a character walk out of the pen after fifteen years with their years of experience only to have the Hudson Hawk experience.

"Oh, yeah. You don't even know what Miracle Shooter is."

/Cue the ass-whipping.

"The only thing you guess about a broken down old man is that he's a survivor." — Joe Sarno, Way of the Gun
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Forged on (01:32:49/11-30-11)
New guy here, I've already posted a character and I can't wait to fully explore the site
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (07:37:54/11-30-11)
Greetings! Enjoy your stay and have fun!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mystic on (10:26:01/11-30-11)
Huge newbie to Shadowrun, but a member at the BT forums for a while. Discovered Shadowrun about a week ago and after some scrutiny and reading the QSR, kinda fell in love with it and bought a copy of the 20th Anniversary LE core rulebook yesterday. I also kinda fell in love with the computer wallpaper as well. Any company that takes the time to make wallpaper from the art of the RPG is tops with me. There's a lot of cool people on these forums too, and am looking forward to enjoying this game.

Howdy! How long were you a member of the BT forums? I used to hang out there a LOT myself, but kind of switched over here once I found out about the place.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: roal4151 on (17:23:29/12-03-11)
Not new to Shadowrun since I have played it in the 1990s, but have restarted a campaign (with the premade adventures of the artefacts series from Catalyst, since family, work, etc take already a lot of time so no more  able to write my owns). After years of playing 3.5-4th edition of Wizard, what an huge difference of feeling with Shadowrun! We are six at my table and enjoy it so much that we plan to go for it for a long time! Or as long as you continue to build up adventures already written considering my time limits!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (11:24:20/12-04-11)
Great to have you here!

For more adventures, check out the Missions seasons that are the official RPGA-style campaigns and also there's quite a bit other adventures like Ghost Cartels or the Horizon campaign books. You can also find a lot of plot hooks in books like War!, Spy Games and Conspiracy Theories that provide the basis of a game, if you just need a head start on writing your own.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mirikon on (13:35:49/12-04-11)
And if you ever get the urge to try your hand at GMing a play by post game, you'll find a lot of people here eager to play.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: lousydiceroller on (03:19:51/12-16-11)
I’ve been churning my current players through the previous shadowrun missions.    I love the format of buying each “shadowrun” in PDF format…  keep up the good work, and I will have my CC ready for more. 
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Post by: CanRay on (10:45:44/12-16-11)
Yeah, PDF Adventures are a great thing, but don't forget to get your core rulebooks in DTF at your FLGS!  Support your local gaming store!  ;D
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Post by: FrowningMirror on (21:47:23/12-24-11)
Hi, first post :D
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Post by: CanRay on (22:15:13/12-24-11)
Hi, first post :D
Hello first post, I'm CanRay!  Welcome to the Forums!

Leave your sanity at the door, you won't be needing it.
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Post by: FastJack on (00:21:59/12-25-11)
Welcome to the forums, FrowningMirror! Join in on the discussions, ask questions to your heart's content and ignore Slamm-0! - er, I mean, CanRay. He's mostly harmless.
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Post by: CanRay on (09:41:51/12-25-11)
Mostly.
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Post by: Fatal Error on (12:01:34/12-25-11)
CanRay's posts make so much more sense when taken in that context. Rather disturbing actually.

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Post by: Malex on (18:06:45/01-04-12)
Wait wait, his posts have content?  ;D
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Post by: CanRay on (18:27:27/01-04-12)
Wait wait, his posts have content?  ;D
On occasion.
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (22:14:42/01-05-12)
Often, actually.  It's the context that might take some time to figure out.
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Post by: CanRay on (01:15:40/01-06-12)
Often, actually.  It's the context that might take some time to figure out.
Either I'm very deep, or very weird.

I'll let  you folks decide.

...

Maybe both?
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Post by: Lysanderz on (16:50:04/01-06-12)
I never said hello here.... better late than never. HELLO.
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Post by: CanRay on (19:19:21/01-06-12)
HELLO!  *Waves like an idiot*
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Post by: theKernel on (19:21:59/01-06-12)
And if you ever get the urge to try your hand at GMing a play by post game, you'll find a lot of people here eager to play.
Like me and Mirikon
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Post by: Lysanderz on (19:23:37/01-06-12)
Kernel, I might take you up on that.
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Post by: theKernel on (19:28:11/01-06-12)
Kernel, I might take you up on that.
YOU WANT ME TO PLAY A GAME?
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Post by: CanRay on (19:29:03/01-06-12)
Kernel, I might take you up on that.
YOU WANT ME TO PLAY A GAME?
Wow, you'd think you were waiting over 20-years to try and play a game of Shadowrun like I have!
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Post by: Lysanderz on (19:32:21/01-06-12)
Such positive responses. -breaks out the elder dragons and genocidal death spray- Now who wants to play?
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Post by: theKernel on (19:33:33/01-06-12)
A runner like me who seems to love whatever a GM throws at him because secretly hes addicted to the game
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Post by: Malex on (19:38:12/01-06-12)
A runner like me who seems to love whatever a GM throws at him because secretly hes addicted to the game

Now I know what drug he's on.
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Post by: theKernel on (19:41:26/01-06-12)
And now you
knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ;D
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Post by: All4BigGuns on (20:24:50/01-06-12)
And if you ever get the urge to try your hand at GMing a play by post game, you'll find a lot of people here eager to play.
Like me and Mirikon

And I'm sure you could wrestle CanRay into it too. He REALLY wants to play.
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Post by: theKernel on (20:26:03/01-06-12)
A game with @CanRay would be AWESOME
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Post by: All4BigGuns on (20:27:40/01-06-12)
A game with @CanRay would be AWESOME

I agree. I wanna pair up with him to make a pair of gun-totin' street sams to wreck drek.
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Post by: Lysanderz on (20:28:30/01-06-12)
Meh, I decided to throw up one of my old campaigns and dust it off. It's in the "GM Recruitment" section thingymajig.
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Post by: theKernel on (20:30:37/01-06-12)
That would be sick. I was thinking a gang member but I gotta get my other games down. I've got a table game at home and this new PbP. Wait are you recruiting me for a game(your old campaign)?
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Post by: Lysanderz on (20:38:30/01-06-12)
I'm recruiting whoever wants to play. Now I  need two hours of sleep before work: Peace out.
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Post by: Malex on (20:26:48/01-08-12)
And now you
knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ;D

"The more you know" "and knowledge is power".
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Post by: CanRay on (20:52:37/01-08-12)
"Knowing is half the battle."

Apparently the other half is violence.  ;D
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Post by: FastJack on (22:14:29/01-08-12)
"Knowing is half the battle."

Apparently the other half is violence.  ;D
What violence? Nobody ever got injured....
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Post by: Mara on (00:38:23/01-09-12)
"Knowing is half the battle."

Apparently the other half is violence.  ;D

The other half is 25% red lasers and 25% blue lasers
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Post by: JustADude on (01:02:03/01-09-12)
And now you
knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ;D

"The more you know" "and knowledge is power".

Knowledge is Power
Power is Energy
Energy is Matter
Matter has Mass
Mass warps Space/Time

Therefore, a good Library is essentially a very well-read Black Hole.
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Post by: CanRay on (01:04:45/01-09-12)
Therefore, a good Library is essentially a very well-read Black Hole.
As an ex-librarian, I can confirm this.
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Post by: JustADude on (02:45:53/01-09-12)
Therefore, a good Library is essentially a very well-read Black Hole.
As an ex-librarian, I can confirm this.

So you know the secrets of L-Space?! That's awesome!

So, do you also unscrew people's heads by their ears if they call you a monkey, or was it just a "thing" with that other Librarian?  ;)
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Post by: Mara on (03:56:41/01-09-12)

Knowledge is Power
Power is Energy
Energy is Matter
Matter has Mass
Mass warps Space/Time

Therefore, a good Library is essentially a very well-read Black Hole.

Myself? I have always prefered:

Knowledge is Power.
Power corrupts.

Study hard, be evil!
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Post by: JustADude on (06:24:21/01-09-12)

Knowledge is Power
Power is Energy
Energy is Matter
Matter has Mass
Mass warps Space/Time

Therefore, a good Library is essentially a very well-read Black Hole.

Myself? I have always prefered:

Knowledge is Power.
Power corrupts.

Study hard, be evil!

If we're gonna talk about evil, then how about this one?

    Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
    Through passion, I gain strength.
    Through strength, I gain power.
    Through power, I gain victory.
    Through victory, my chains are broken.
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Post by: CanRay on (10:04:53/01-09-12)
So you know the secrets of L-Space?! That's awesome!

So, do you also unscrew people's heads by their ears if they call you a monkey, or was it just a "thing" with that other Librarian?  ;)
L-Space is difficult, I only know how to get in.  Getting out, that's difficult.

As for the unscrewing people's heads?  That only works for Orangutangs.  I'm a Human.

...

...

Apparently.
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Post by: JustADude on (10:44:33/01-09-12)
I'm a Human.

I thought you were a Canadian?

 ;D
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Post by: theKernel on (10:45:31/01-09-12)
hahahahahahahah  ;D
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Post by: CanRay on (10:47:21/01-09-12)
I'm a Human.
I thought you were a Canadian?

 ;D
Canadians aren't humans?  Guess that's how we survive in our environment and cause our enemies to piss themselves in terror when we take to a battlefield.  ;)
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Post by: Mirikon on (10:53:35/01-09-12)
The Canadian Army in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FBXOrb6loQ
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Post by: Kat9 on (11:11:37/01-09-12)
I'm a Human.
I thought you were a Canadian?

 ;D
Canadians aren't humans?  Guess that's how we survive in our environment and cause our enemies to piss themselves in terror when we take to a battlefield.  ;)

Unless faced with Siberians.

Just sayin' :)
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Post by: All4BigGuns on (12:17:12/01-09-12)

Knowledge is Power
Power is Energy
Energy is Matter
Matter has Mass
Mass warps Space/Time

Therefore, a good Library is essentially a very well-read Black Hole.

Myself? I have always prefered:

Knowledge is Power.
Power corrupts.

Study hard, be evil!

If we're gonna talk about evil, then how about this one?

    Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
    Through passion, I gain strength.
    Through strength, I gain power.
    Through power, I gain victory.
    Through victory, my chains are broken.

Fraggin Sith.

*gets the shotgun and APDS slugs*
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Post by: Lysanderz on (13:07:59/01-09-12)
Don't you mean assault cannon?
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Post by: CanRay on (14:39:03/01-09-12)
I'm a Human.
I thought you were a Canadian?

 ;D
Canadians aren't humans?  Guess that's how we survive in our environment and cause our enemies to piss themselves in terror when we take to a battlefield.  ;)
Unless faced with Siberians.

Just sayin' :)
Actually I met an old couple that were Siberians.  They were complaining about the cold and the wind and how it was so warm and nice in The Old Country.

I asked them where "The Old Country" was for them, apologizing in advance if it was rude to do so (It wasn't, they loved telling a "Nice Young Man" about things like that, unlike most people in my generation), and when I heard Siberia, my eyes went totally wide.  Good thing I had my back to the wind, or they'd have frozen painfully.

Of course, I live in Winnipeg, which is harsh by Canadian standards.
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Post by: Plumbum on (06:19:11/01-11-12)
So, I guess this is the right place to say,

First of all, hi. A nice little introductory hello. Second, I haven't played dice RPs before (only diceless play by post RPs) and I'm thinking of breaking in with SR. Good idea or no?
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Post by: rasmusnicolaj on (06:23:03/01-11-12)
It's a very good idea  ;)

SR is a great system and a really rich setting.

Rasmus
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Post by: Plumbum on (06:28:39/01-11-12)
Ah, cool, so could anyone point me somewhere good to start?
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Post by: JustADude on (06:57:24/01-11-12)
Ah, cool, so could anyone point me somewhere good to start?

Check your local Geek Spots, any local comic & game shops, etc. They'll usually know what's going on, as far as RPG groups that are looking for players.

As for starting in the source material, give the Shadowrun 4th, Anniversary Edition core book (commonly called SR4A on the forums) a good read-through, including the splat-text between chapters. That will get you up to speed on continuity and the basic system and give you some good examples of the attitude and style of the game.

Runner's Companion goes into a lot more detail on things like your lifestyle and how to make less-standard characters, while Attitude goes into more depth on the style and trends of the universe, as well as introducing some nifty little toys like Armor Weave for clothing. Also, Arsenal is a must-have if you're wanting to tweak and tune your equipment, since it has the rules for Armor / Weapon / Vehicle mods.

Beyond that, you should pick up Unwired if you think you might want to be a hacker, or Street Magic if you want to play any magical types, since those have very detailed work-ups of how it all goes down, both from a Fluff and Crunch perspective. If you go Adept Way of the Adept is practically mandatory, since it provides a major, badly needed boost to Adepts.

Oh, and there's also War!... and yes the ! is part of the name. War! is most notable for showcasing higher end, military grade gear and introducing some of the more powerful bits of game gear, like Softweave armor and the Battle Rifle weapon type. Also some decent fluff for someone who wants to be an ex-military type, or a table that wants to be Soldiers instead of Runners.
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Post by: rasmusnicolaj on (07:36:56/01-11-12)
And Augmentation for cyberware etc.

But start with the core rulebook and find someone to play with. A handfuld of friends should do it.

Regards
Rasmus
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Post by: Plumbum on (07:44:06/01-11-12)
Right, I'd be quite a bit more likely to find games online (especially because I don't know the 'geek spots' in my area and the nearest city is a 3-mile bike away anyway)

And am I likely to find the sourcebooks in PDF format?
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Post by: rasmusnicolaj on (07:56:06/01-11-12)
Drivethrurpg.com (hope I have spelled the adress corect)

I don't know where you live but it should be possible to find other games at hobby stores and probably around a campus.

Personally I think the rpg experience is a lot better when done in the flesh.

Rasmus
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Post by: FastJack on (08:42:18/01-11-12)
Right, I'd be quite a bit more likely to find games online (especially because I don't know the 'geek spots' in my area and the nearest city is a 3-mile bike away anyway)

And am I likely to find the sourcebooks in PDF format?
Welcome to the forums! Have fun, ask questions and try not to wake the sleeping dragon in the corner.

Drive Thru RPG (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/index.php?cPath=4328_4543) and BattleCorps (http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=28) both have all your PDF needs!
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Post by: Diamondfist on (19:02:37/01-11-12)
Welcome to the forums, Plumbum! I hope you enjoy your stay, have some fun and hope you enjoy learning SR!
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Post by: Marzhin on (10:24:16/01-13-12)
I was looking for a topic like this and in typical fashion, it was right under my nose ^^

So hello all! I have been a Shadowrun player since SR3. Shadowrun has been my first pen and paper RPG and still remains my favourite. I'm really enjoying the latest books, I think the writing is pretty good and CGL is taking Shadowrun to interesting directions. I registered here because I think it's great to be able to discuss with the actual writers.
Apart from this, I'm a video game developer from France and I have a website dedicated to Shadowrun called Fondation Draco (http://fondationdraco.free.fr) since 2004. Last but not least, I think there are not enough Dwarf Adepts in the Shadowrun books :)
See you around!
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Post by: Chrona on (10:29:53/01-13-12)
I think there are not enough Dwarfs in the Shadowrun books

Fixed =P

Welcome aboard!
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Post by: FastJack on (11:09:36/01-13-12)
Welcome to the forums! Have fun, ask questions and try not to wake the sleeping dragon in the corner.

As for dwarf adepts:
[spoiler](http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/77/104854-77307-puck_large.jpg)[/spoiler]

I'm with ya...
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Post by: Diamondfist on (18:15:27/01-13-12)
Welcome, Marzhin!   8)
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Post by: thedarkelf007 on (22:27:27/01-16-12)
Hi All,

New to posting on the forums, but been reading them on an off for the last four years as I have run a game that has reached 64 sessions for a fortnightly game (my current longest game, my last was a 3.5 D&D up to 63 sessions).

Thought I would join in on things and say hi :)
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Post by: CanRay on (22:31:44/01-16-12)
Welcome to the forums Darkelf!
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Post by: WellSpokenRunner on (20:10:46/01-25-12)
I guess I should have started here.   :)

I used to play SR back in the heady days of 2nd ed, when the Predator was the pistol you used and the Harley Scorpion was the bike you rode and killing ghouls was an acceptable way to make money and Concrete Dreams was cool...wait who said that?  LOL.  I ran a long spanning campaign for 6 years, up through 3rd edition, had a blast and then quit and lost my whole collection (and I had a lot...even Shadowbeat!). 

But while I'm not running a game again (yet) I've always loved the world of SR and I recently bought a few 4th ed. books...purely for nostalgia of course.   ;)

But anyway I just want to say I love this place and always will as long as Fuchi is the number one cyberdeck corp...wait...what?
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (20:19:43/01-25-12)
Concrete Dreams will always be cool -- like Pink Floyd, or Purple Ice Cream Has No Bones.

(Yet another reference that nobody will get ...)
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Post by: FastJack on (22:19:20/01-25-12)
Welcome to the boards, WSR. Enjoy your stay!

Wyrm, weren't both those groups managed by Reuben Kincaid?
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Post by: Deepeyes on (08:30:19/01-26-12)
Whew! 22 pages read... Jeezus!

Hey everyone! I've been around the forum for a while (mostly in the fan fiction section, reading everything and like it all!) and never got around to saying "Hi"... lousy manners :P

I've been into Shadowrun for the past 20 or so years: my cousin got me into it when I was somethin' like 10 and I just fell in love with it! He gave me all his books a few months later and the rest is history... well, for me :P

Players have been hard to come around and I haven't GMed as much as I would've wanted. I've read every novel I could come across (which isn't that much considering that 40+ novels have been published and only about 10 were available at just about every store there was... back in the 90's buying on 'da Intarnetz wasn't so easy...) and own most of the sourcebooks in one form or another.

This Québécois [oh and by the way it's pronounced Qué ('kay as in "Okay") bec (like the singer Beck) ois (like Wah-wah-pedal)] from Québec City is glad to be here and very atypical considering I'm not a xenophobic-anglophobic-french-only bastard... I'm just your standard, friendly neighbourhood bastard :P
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Post by: Kat9 on (08:54:38/01-26-12)
You had me until the ois sound!

Anyhow, glad to have ya.
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Post by: Deepeyes on (09:16:28/01-26-12)
You had me until the ois sound!

Anyhow, glad to have ya.

I'll try and find another - maybe more obvious - sounding word... ;)
 
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Post by: FastJack on (09:57:22/01-26-12)
Welcome to the boards, Deepeyes! Glad to see you've been enjoying yourself.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (11:21:35/01-26-12)
Welcome aboard Deepeyes, always glad to have another Canuck on board!
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Post by: Mirikon on (12:10:19/01-26-12)
Welcome, Deepeyes! Since you're in Canada, run a game for CanRay so we don't have to listen to him whine any more, will ya? Thanks. ;)
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Post by: CanRay on (12:36:29/01-26-12)
Welcome, Deepeyes! Since you're in Canada, run a game for CanRay so we don't have to listen to him whine any more, will ya? Thanks. ;)
Deepeyes being an exception, I am NOT going to Quebec City.

I'm a Unilingual-Anglophone.  I'd be lynched within an hour.  Or wish I had been.  I can't remember which it was that happened to my Stepfather when he was there...
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Post by: WellSpokenRunner on (12:55:27/01-26-12)
So THAT's what really happend to Cross.... :D
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (14:42:46/01-26-12)
Dammit.  Now when I say I hate Québécois, I'll have to say 'except Deepeyes'.  ;)

And Cross was a francophile-only bastard -- which is why he got it in the end.  ;)
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Post by: CanRay on (15:22:40/01-26-12)
Finally remembered what happened to Dad, he only wished he was lynched, instead of getting into an accident (He was driving truck when the trailer's breaks locked up for no reason, and flipped the rig a few times), and he was ignored in the hospital for, um, six hours at least.

Not waiting, literally IGNORED.
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Post by: Deepeyes on (15:41:49/01-26-12)
@Ray: Thanx! Glad to be here too! :D It's freezing here too so... Guess you're better off in Winnie! (Wow... that sounds so... hum... nevermind... :P). And that part about being lynched is pure exaggeration! Or your stepfather was pretty unlucky! Most people here are super friendly! Matter of fact is, I'm pretty sure a francophone would have a harder time in Toronto than an anglo would here ;)) Oh and as much as they say our Healthcare is soooooooo hot 'cauz it's free well, I'm afraid your dad saw that major downside of it: the wait is ridiculous... even for "locals"... trust me, being the dad of 3 and also having had reconstructive surgery to the knee after a really bad car crash: I know! Typical wait time in ER's around 6-8 hours (excluding life-threatening emergencies)... Some people even died while being ignored like that in Montréal though... Nice to know it'll improve in the future with Info Santé[LOL] (which already exists IRL but is really just a phone number where you can call to talk to a nurse to get some advice on stuff like a flu or a kid's fever and such... IMO it should've been Télé-Médic: that organization used to exist too but that one was really closer to DocWagon in that it was really like a driver and a doctor in a car responding to emergencies in smaller neighbourhoods ;)) Think I'll use it anyway in my fan fiction :D

@Mirikon: Yeah... well we're pretty far away (Google it :P)

@WellSpokenRunner: I'm trying to piece together everything that was written in canon about Québec... I'm trying to write a fan fic in a Québec setting but I really want it to be as accurate as possible (whereas I could prolly write one about Seattle [where I've never set foot in] and be dead on without much research since I've read all them novels and sourcebook lol) so that's why it's taking so freakin' long!

@Wyrm: ... I know, I'm pretty exceptionnal but thanks for mentionning it anyway ;)

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Post by: WellSpokenRunner on (16:05:24/01-28-12)
I actually had an idea about what happened to the remains of Cross for people who were fans of the War on Ares.  In my "game" (though this was all just brain candy for me) Leonard Aurelius bought a controlling share of Cross.  Now it's his company and his dedicated weapon to burn Ares.  Jean-Marie Cross, the son of Lucien inherited his father's stake but is essentially shell shocked from the losses he's suffered.  He's kept on as Chairman but solely for PR reasons and he quickly becomes a pawn n the games of the company between people who support the now ascendant Aurelius bloc and the remnants of the Cross loyalists.  The seraphim are divided over the new state of things: some, like Jezebel Serateau, have stayed with the company, even enhanced their positions of power.  Others have gone rogue, into the shadows as independent runners or to take their own vendetta against Ares.  But the kicker would be a new player in the mix: an evil Celine Dion.  Former popstar who married into even more money, she becomes a player on the board, seemingly playing both Cross and Aurelius for her own mysterious ends. 

Sorry for the stereotype but I was thinking of a kind of French female power player like Catherine Medici and the thought of an evil Celine Dion would be a hilarious SR character.  (Look what I can do with a Rocker archetype!  This is for you Paul "Shadowbeat" Hume!)
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Post by: Stry on (02:41:16/02-04-12)

Sorry for the stereotype but I was thinking of a kind of French female power player like Catherine Medici and the thought of an evil Celine Dion would be a hilarious SR character.  (Look what I can do with a Rocker archetype!  This is for you Paul "Shadowbeat" Hume!)

Wait a minute I thought Celine DIon was some kind of evil banshie this whole time.
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Post by: CanRay on (13:26:52/02-04-12)
Sorry for the stereotype but I was thinking of a kind of French female power player like Catherine Medici and the thought of an evil Celine Dion would be a hilarious SR character.  (Look what I can do with a Rocker archetype!  This is for you Paul "Shadowbeat" Hume!)
Wait a minute I thought Celine DIon was some kind of evil banshie this whole time.
Banshees sing better.

I was about to say an Evil Alanis Morissette, but realized I'd be repeating myself.  :P  Of course, that might be because I remember her from "You Can't Do That on Television".  ;D
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Post by: WellSpokenRunner on (14:32:40/02-05-12)
Sorry for the stereotype but I was thinking of a kind of French female power player like Catherine Medici and the thought of an evil Celine Dion would be a hilarious SR character.  (Look what I can do with a Rocker archetype!  This is for you Paul "Shadowbeat" Hume!)
Wait a minute I thought Celine DIon was some kind of evil banshie this whole time.
Banshees sing better.

I was about to say an Evil Alanis Morissette, but realized I'd be repeating myself.  :P  Of course, that might be because I remember her from "You Can't Do That on Television".  ;D

Celine Dion has HMHVV!  Someone call Martin DeVries!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Stry on (09:02:19/02-06-12)
I was about to say an Evil Alanis Morissette, but realized I'd be repeating myself.  :P  Of course, that might be because I remember her from "You Can't Do That on Television".  ;D

That is Alanis's major redeeming feature.
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Post by: Snorelot on (18:27:49/03-26-12)
Hey, just wanted to say how excited I am about Shadowrun.  Recently went to a panel at an anime convention, so I'm clearly very new to the whole system (fast learner though  ;) ).  I look forward to posting and playing with you all.   ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (22:47:24/03-30-12)
Welcome to the group Snorelot, we're a great bunch of people!  But sometimes pimp ourselves out a bit.

*Psst*  Buy Safehouses, the PDF Book!  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: RedKiller on (04:28:14/04-01-12)
Just love this game.

Cheers from Brazil!!



 8)
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Post by: Medea on (03:50:27/04-04-12)
Hi.  I'm new here.  LOL   :D
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Post by: rasmusnicolaj on (04:05:17/04-04-12)
Welcome and enjoy

Rasmus
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Post by: Parker on (19:02:38/04-05-12)
Hi.  I'm Parker and I'm a Shadowrun-aholic and have been for twenty-two years. ;)
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Post by: CanRay on (22:40:28/04-05-12)
Hi.  I'm Parker and I'm a Shadowrun-aholic and have been for twenty-two years. ;)
HELLO PARKER!

Grab some soykaff and when you feel like sharing with the rest of the group, go ahead and do so.  ;D
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Post by: FastJack on (23:49:55/04-06-12)
Hi.  I'm Parker and I'm a Shadowrun-aholic and have been for twenty-two years. ;)
Welcome Parker! Enjoy the boards, ask questions and ignore the sleeping dragon in the corner. He's just finished listening to CanRay's latest rant on his lack of a game.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (01:02:06/04-08-12)
Welcome Parker! Enjoy the boards, ask questions and ignore the sleeping dragon in the corner. He's just finished listening to CanRay's latest rant on his lack of a game.

Huh?  What?  I'm sorry, I just woke up ...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: BlackDoogan on (03:02:23/04-12-12)
Yahoo! My copy of the 20th Anniversary book just arrived in the mail this evening... its so purdy!

I have not played Shadowrun since 2nd edition, so I excited to dig into the new book... and you should see me poking around on here as well.

so... Hello everyone!


-- Doogan
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Post by: Jian on (13:11:04/04-12-12)
Hello. Played only a smattering of SR4/20A, but I hope to gain experience here. SR has been fun so far.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: PrudentPanda on (13:14:49/04-12-12)
Hello!

I'm new to this board and new to Shadowrun, though I'm not new to CGL. Some may know me from the BattleTech board (PrudentPanda as well) or maybe from the Leviathans board (purplephoenix there).

Looking forward to get to know this proved and exciting setting. I already possess some books including the core rulebook. I'm especially interested in the meta plot, dragons and what happens on the Asian continent. Therefore I have some questions already in my first post in this board. :) Firstly, is Runner Havens, which details Honkong, valid with the fourth edition? Secondly, since the book is not available anymore - at least from CGL, it seems - will there be a new book solely dealing with Hongkong like the Seattle settingbook? Thirdly, are there at least some vague plans to publish something like Shadows of Asia for the fourth edition? And finally, where do I find more about those awesome dragons?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: rasmusnicolaj on (01:06:13/04-13-12)
Welcome.

Runners Haven is a 4th. edition book and you should be able to find it as a PDF.
There is an upcoming book that has metaplots and dragons and ofcourse there are the old Dragons for the Earthdawn setting with many of the same dragons that is active in the 6. world.

Rasmus
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Post by: PrudentPanda on (03:50:36/04-13-12)
Thank you very much for yor answer, rasmusnicolaj!

I'm really looking forward to this new dragon book. And I guess that the new Almanac will contain sufficient information on the Asian continent.

I've found Runner Havens on drivethrurpg.com, but I'd prefer to purchase it from CGL directly. I did so with all my CGL products so far. Do you may know, why it's not available anymore as PDF via battleshop?

And will there be a new setting book for Hongkong like the Seattle settingbook?
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Post by: AJCarrington on (09:57:15/04-15-12)
You might also want to check out Shadows of Asia (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/2703/Shadowrun%3A-Shadows-of-Asia?it=1) which is currently on sale over at DTRPG.

AJC
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Corbienedm on (23:09:04/04-16-12)
Just wanted to introduce myself. New to Play by Post, I have played lots of RPGS and love shadowrun although a little out of the loop with 4th ed. Will probably be looking for rigger help, but just thought Id say I was excited to find this forum.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Secondskink on (00:10:52/04-17-12)
Sticking my head in to introduce myself, I got introduced into 4th edition and have fallen in love with it.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (09:55:29/04-17-12)
Welcome all! Have fun, ask questions, poke CanRay and ignore the sleeping dragon in the corner (he went on a bender with the crew from the VU93 thread).
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Post by: Corbienedm on (23:08:15/04-17-12)
Wondering what would be the best character to sort of cut your teeth on. I had played a Combat Mage before, and kind of interested in Rigger or Street Samurai. But just wondering if Rigging is too complicated.
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (00:28:03/04-18-12)
Welcome all! Have fun, ask questions, poke CanRay and ignore the sleeping dragon in the corner (he went on a bender with the crew from the VU93 thread).
Stop mentioning me!!  You keep waking me up.

Wondering what would be the best character to sort of cut your teeth on. I had played a Combat Mage before, and kind of interested in Rigger or Street Samurai. But just wondering if Rigging is too complicated.
Yes and no; Rigging, now, is sort of a sub-set of hacking, which means that you can easily extend a tendril in that direction.  (Not that everyone can't, it's just that these days Rigging isn't a bit more closely tied than the others.

For 'most basic', though, a classic Fighter (street samurai or combat adept) is probably your baby.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: golan2072 on (07:15:23/05-05-12)
Hello! :D

My name is Omer Golan-Joel, a Graduate Geography student from Rehovot, Israel and I've been playing Shadowrun on and off since 1999, starting from the Hebrew version of SR2, then SR3 in English, then SR4 in English and now SR4A in English. I've introduced my girlfriend (now fiancée) to RPGing using SR4, which she greatly enjoyed, even though the rules were a bit too complex to her taste back then. after that we turned to D&D 3E, and then to various 'retro-clones' (BFRPG, Lamentations of the Flame Princess and so on). I'm also into Traveller, and have even written a third-party setting book, called Outer Veil, for Mongoose Traveller, and am working on other supplements in that line. Oh, and I'm also a 15mm miniature wargamer. My other hobbies include cooking, baking, herping (i.e. observing reptiles in the wild - Israel has an abundance of them), reading (especially sci-fi) and writing.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Diamondfist on (12:48:33/05-05-12)
A warm welcome to everyone. I hope you enjoy Shadowrun and the other games you play. Have fun!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: kRAYt on (14:13:37/05-22-12)
Greetings, chummers.

<-Fairly new to this site. Been a long standing member @ TheAmazonBasin for DiabloII (same handle, even). I've been a PnP RPG'er since D&D was 3 paper booklets in a little WHITE cardboard box, I've played about 80% of the RPG's published, and I remember grumbling when SR went to 2ndEd ("You mean we gotta buy the rulebook AGAIN!!???") I was running at the time... grumble, grumble, grumble.....

My current game-group is doing a Mutants&Masterminds campaign, but we've decided our next run will be in the Shadow's...

Looking forward to all the great interaction here, & hope to chat w/ y'all real soon.

BIO: Home/Birthplace; Florida, USA
         Age: 49, 50 in January [YES, I'm OLD! but I've gamed w/ older  :o ]
        Met my first wife at a game store, taught my kids how to play MTG, waiting to teach my grandkids how to play RPG's...
        Convinced my second wife into joining my D&D3.5 group for a year...

And very happy to be back in the shadows again.

...

now, how do I justify digging up Barnabas Collins AGAIN...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Phoenix8008 on (09:34:33/05-24-12)
Greetings, chummers.

<-Fairly new to this site. Been a long standing member @ TheAmazonBasin for DiabloII (same handle, even). I've been a PnP RPG'er since D&D was 3 paper booklets in a little WHITE cardboard box, I've played about 80% of the RPG's published, and I remember grumbling when SR went to 2ndEd ("You mean we gotta buy the rulebook AGAIN!!???") I was running at the time... grumble, grumble, grumble.....

My current game-group is doing a Mutants&Masterminds campaign, but we've decided our next run will be in the Shadow's...

Looking forward to all the great interaction here, & hope to chat w/ y'all real soon.

BIO: Home/Birthplace; Florida, USA
         Age: 49, 50 in January [YES, I'm OLD! but I've gamed w/ older  :o ]
        Met my first wife at a game store, taught my kids how to play MTG, waiting to teach my grandkids how to play RPG's...
        Convinced my second wife into joining my D&D3.5 group for a year...

And very happy to be back in the shadows again.

...

now, how do I justify digging up Barnabas Collins AGAIN...
Hoi chummers!

quoting the above post from kRAYt, because he led me to this site. (Thank you very much) Mostly because we're in the same gaming group and the Shadowrun game we'll be getting into after the M&M campaign finishes is going to be co-GMed by the two of us. We're going to share duties creating adventures and share a character that we'll trade of playing while the other one runs an adventure.

I've played just a bit of SR4E back when it was new, but I've loved the universe since the Sega Genesis game and all the great paperback novels back in the 90's. Looking forward to going deeper into the shadows finally.  8)


... and who exactly is Barnabas Collins, kRAYt? Something I should know??  ???
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: kRAYt on (08:54:34/05-25-12)
Google "Dark Shadows", and try to ignore the shudder drek relating to Tim Burton & Johnny Depp.

Jonathan Frid FTW!

>edit: splelign.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Street Doc on (22:17:54/07-14-12)
Hello fellow runners.  Been lurking for awhile and finally signed up.  Been playing SR4 for awhile now, and its become one of my favorite rpg's.  Look forward to cruzing the forums.
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Post by: FastJack on (08:15:37/07-16-12)
Welcome to the boards! Take a spin on the many different topics we got going, and don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Post by: Mara on (03:09:13/07-17-12)
Welcome to the boards! Take a spin on the many different topics we got going, and don't be afraid to ask questions.

Also, don't be afraid of the forumites.We don't bite....often.
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Post by: Mirikon on (13:23:26/07-17-12)
Welcome to the boards! Take a spin on the many different topics we got going, and don't be afraid to ask questions.

Also, don't be afraid of the forumites.We don't bite....often.
Except CanRay. And really, he's just playful. Like a puppy.
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Post by: Wakshaani on (13:32:34/07-17-12)

Also, don't be afraid of the forumites.We don't bite....often.
Except CanRay. And really, he's just playful. Like a puppy.

More like a moose.

A big ol' galumphin' Canadian moose.
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Post by: CanRay on (13:34:21/07-17-12)
Except CanRay. And really, he's just playful. Like a puppy.
Except that I don't piddle on the ground after having two licks of water.
More like a moose.

A big ol' galumphin' Canadian moose.
I'm not that fat.

...

Yet.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Street Doc on (10:08:52/07-18-12)
Heh.  Thanks for the warm welcome.  ;D
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Post by: kskryptonian on (02:01:19/07-31-12)
Ancient runner finally coming out of retirement. Ran back when the Big D was still alive and I got "retired." What have I missed?   
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Post by: FastJack on (08:08:47/07-31-12)
Ancient runner finally coming out of retirement. Ran back when the Big D was still alive and I got "retired." What have I missed?   
Well, with the release of Shadowrun 2050, you can relive those glory days while using the 4th Edition ruleset. :D
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Post by: CanRay on (10:59:25/07-31-12)
Ancient runner finally coming out of retirement. Ran back when the Big D was still alive and I got "retired." What have I missed?
This and that, this and that.  SR2050 can get you back in the swing of the old days (as our FastJack said.)

The Sixth World Almanac is a good book for catching up to date, I find.  ;D

Welcome back, play nice!
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Post by: jka12002 on (21:49:08/07-31-12)
Greetings chummers, My name is James and im glad that i finally found a Shadowrun community thats actually active, been a fan of the franchise since i played the sega genesis game as a kid and im barely getting into the novels now. Nice to meet you all.
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Post by: CanRay on (23:50:14/07-31-12)
Greetings chummers, My name is James and im glad that i finally found a Shadowrun community thats actually active, been a fan of the franchise since i played the sega genesis game as a kid and im barely getting into the novels now. Nice to meet you all.
Nice to meet you James, welcome to the insanity!  ;D
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Post by: All4BigGuns on (23:59:34/07-31-12)
Greetings chummers, My name is James and im glad that i finally found a Shadowrun community thats actually active, been a fan of the franchise since i played the sega genesis game as a kid and im barely getting into the novels now. Nice to meet you all.
Nice to meet you James, welcome to the insanity!  ;D

CanRay! How'd you slip your straight jacket again?!  :P
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Post by: Wakshaani on (00:42:23/08-01-12)
Sorry, my fault. My nephew was looking at going to a national park this weekend and I was all, like, "Know what America's best park is? Canada!" And then I went and let CanRay loose so he could go get his park ranger gear (Sorry, his "Mountie Attire") and, well, long story short, he got away.

We really gotta up the dosage on these tranq darts.
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Post by: jka12002 on (00:44:54/08-01-12)
Whats the matter with you man :P
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Post by: Mara on (02:39:40/08-01-12)
Hey, Wak! Don't scare off the newbs(and, of course, don't go freaking the mundanes, either...)
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Post by: jka12002 on (20:24:10/08-01-12)
Hey, Wak! Don't scare off the newbs(and, of course, don't go freaking the mundanes, either...)

(http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/29600000/homer-scares-himself-random-29605778-500-375.gif)
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Post by: Wolfman on (00:58:23/08-06-12)
Is there some sort of... "chat room" or something like that around... like a place to talk "live" to people hanging around without clustering the boards?
Even willing to boot up the ol' Excalibur and go on Mirc if I have to :P
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Post by: FastJack on (07:52:23/08-07-12)
Is there some sort of... "chat room" or something like that around... like a place to talk "live" to people hanging around without clustering the boards?
Even willing to boot up the ol' Excalibur and go on Mirc if I have to :P
We don't have a chat function here, nor on the main site (http://www.shadowrun4.com/). Your best bet is outside the system. ;)
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Post by: Wolfman on (20:59:40/08-07-12)
While I got you here, FastJack, I was wondering... you know in the books, when you can read comments from other runners... Are those from people from this board sometimes or are they all kind of "made up"?
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Post by: ArkangelWinter on (21:07:11/08-07-12)
Very fictional; our Jack is named after that Jack, not the other way around. However, quite a few writers abound the community.
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Post by: FastJack on (21:08:13/08-07-12)
While I got you here, FastJack, I was wondering... you know in the books, when you can read comments from other runners... Are those from people from this board sometimes or are they all kind of "made up"?
They are all made up by the authors of the book/article. Although we do have some sections on the boards here where forum members can add their own comments.
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Post by: Wolfman on (21:59:14/08-07-12)
Well... I guess from now on, I'll make sure to write so serious Mark Twain Sh!t  8)
Never know if you'll end up being quoted ;D
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Post by: Mara on (00:51:06/08-08-12)
Well... I guess from now on, I'll make sure to write so serious Mark Twain Sh!t  8)
Never know if you'll end up being quoted ;D

Doesn't happen, unfortunately. They do not take unsolicited writing due to issues in the past
under FASA and WizKids.
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Post by: Wolfman on (01:04:30/08-08-12)
:(
There goes my dreams... oh wait... if memory serves me well... I actually took my handle from a decker in the..... Street Samurai Catalog, first edition... :P
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (01:51:26/08-08-12)
I think the only character left from the days when they did accept things is Bull.  And the poor guy is teased exceptionally about it.

A few of the new kids think he even put himself into the game, not realizing that his character was in the game books long before he started writing for Shadowrun.  We correct them politely.

...

A sledgehammer to the knees is polite, right?  ;D
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Post by: _Pax_ on (06:40:24/08-08-12)
A sledgehammer to the knees is polite, right?  ;D
Rocket assist, or no?   8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: ArkangelWinter on (14:03:31/08-08-12)
A sledgehammer to the knees is polite, right?  ;D
Rocket assist, or no?   8)

King DeeDeeDee: CEO of Dreamland BTL Entertainment
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (20:38:58/08-09-12)
A few of the new kids think he even put himself into the game, not realizing that his character was in the game books long before he started writing for Shadowrun.  We correct them politely.

A number of 'old' characters are nods to players; I even got put into something somewhere, misremember where.  I find myself wondering, however, where exactly Bull got put into the game books before he started writing for the game.
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Post by: Wakshaani on (14:09:10/08-11-12)
A few of the new kids think he even put himself into the game, not realizing that his character was in the game books long before he started writing for Shadowrun.  We correct them politely.

A number of 'old' characters are nods to players; I even got put into something somewhere, misremember where.  I find myself wondering, however, where exactly Bull got put into the game books before he started writing for the game.

He was active in the old UseNet boards, which even *I* can't claim, and I'm older'n dirt. He was a frequent chatter there, so as a 'thank you' to the fans, his screen name was one plucked to be used in a product. Patrick Goodman was added in a similar way (An author wanted a name, knew and liked Patrick, so gave him an in-game face as a gift), and James Meiers got a special token of thanks in the Big D's will. (And was later killed off because of it) ... writers do *not* put their own avatars in the game. Editorial would pull 'em out, and the rest of the gang would mercilessly pummel them. Seriously, if CanRay was in the books, you think the freelancers could stop themselves from abusing him in every product? :)

Personally, I'd love to see a little bit of that old giveback to the community at large, but, these days, RPG companies are owned by conglomerates, not three guys in a garage. There're legal hurdles, NDA agreements, copyright issues ... it makes it tricky.
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Post by: CanRay on (16:25:28/08-11-12)
Yeah, it's not like the old days.   :'(  There was RESPECT back in the old days.

...

GIT OFF MAH LAWN!!!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: ArkangelWinter on (18:51:45/08-11-12)
The "three guys in a garage" community is coming back slowly.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (20:58:39/08-11-12)
The "three guys in a garage" community is coming back slowly.
My garage is too cold to write in, otherwise my stuff would be one-guy-in-a-garage.  :P
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (21:11:24/08-11-12)
He was active in the old UseNet boards, which even *I* can't claim, and I'm older'n dirt. He was a frequent chatter there, so ...

Yeah, that's basically how TWO was put in.

Quote
... writers do *not* put their own avatars in the game. Editorial would pull 'em out, and the rest of the gang would mercilessly pummel them. Seriously, if CanRay was in the books, you think the freelancers could stop themselves from abusing him in every product? :)

Well, not CanRay - but still, avatars get put in, in one manner or another.  Demonseed Elite certainly wasn't an on-the-spot invention, and I'd be willing to bet that other names in the supplements have personal-game origins.  Besides that, though, every author of fiction puts notable elements of themselves in the people they write about.
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Post by: Mara on (21:16:52/08-11-12)
Personally, I'd love to see a little bit of that old giveback to the community at large, but, these days, RPG companies are owned by conglomerates, not three guys in a garage. There're legal hurdles, NDA agreements, copyright issues ... it makes it tricky.

Yeah...like the guy that "borrowed" a large section of the old Eridani Light Horse write-up, then added his own fan-fiction
to it(putting himself in) and tried to claim that because of that, he should own the BattleTech IP....and tried to fight for
that in court(thankfully..he LOST)... It is a sad state when there cannot be nods like that to fans anymore because
of guys like that..
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Post by: CanRay on (22:57:20/08-11-12)
... writers do *not* put their own avatars in the game. Editorial would pull 'em out, and the rest of the gang would mercilessly pummel them. Seriously, if CanRay was in the books, you think the freelancers could stop themselves from abusing him in every product? :)
Well, not CanRay
Why not, I'm abused here, I'm abused in real life, I might as well shove an avatar into the books to get some abuse as well.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Wakshaani on (10:23:08/08-12-12)
Personally, I'd love to see a little bit of that old giveback to the community at large, but, these days, RPG companies are owned by conglomerates, not three guys in a garage. There're legal hurdles, NDA agreements, copyright issues ... it makes it tricky.

Yeah...like the guy that "borrowed" a large section of the old Eridani Light Horse write-up, then added his own fan-fiction
to it(putting himself in) and tried to claim that because of that, he should own the BattleTech IP....and tried to fight for
that in court(thankfully..he LOST)... It is a sad state when there cannot be nods like that to fans anymore because
of guys like that..

Oof. Missed that.Yeah, that guy was a bonehead and things like that screw things up for everybody.

Brief aside to the people of the world? Don't be That Guy. You mean the Light Horse Guy up above? Him, and others. Any time there's something that hurts society, like the guy who weaves through traffic to get a few inches ahead, or the guy who opens a box in a store to look at a product, then sets it down and buys a different one because "Somebody's opened that one already", etc etc ect? Just don't be That Guy.

Everybody comes out better. (But we're now way off topic, so, hi new people! Welcome!)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: grumble on (09:38:11/08-17-12)
Hello all. *nervously*


I am new to shadowrun in fact ive never played it before. I am an AD&D player form the 80's till 2nd ed. (summer camp beginings) and im ready to jump into Shadowrun.

I am starting fresh with no opinions past liking the ruleset ive been exposed to in the past. I read Gamma World rules (and played em) back i n the 80's and somewhat, just a little think its compareable.

I dont even have any of the books yet.

the Grumble  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: grumble on (10:09:52/08-17-12)
and if anyone cares....


grumble was the name of the first character i ever RPed. also the first online forum name i ever used.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (10:23:29/08-17-12)
Welcome! Feel free to cruise around, ask questions, and join the discussions. If you're looking at picking up the game, I recommend getting the Shadowrun 20th Anniversary book (available at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Shadowrun-20th-Anniversary-Edition-Catalyst/dp/1934857319/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345212917&sr=8-1&keywords=shadowrun+20th+anniversary), Battlecorps (http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28_193&products_id=2239);or in PDF at BattleCorps (http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28_187_84&products_id=2240) and DriveThruRPG (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/60553/Shadowrun%3A-4th-Ed.-20th-Anniversary-Core-Rulebook?manufacturers_id=2216)). Also, the Quick-start rules are free here (http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28_187_84&products_id=2695) and here (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/103218/Shadowrun%3A-Quick-Start-Rules-%28Free-RPG-Day-2012%29?manufacturers_id=2216).
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: grumble on (10:33:13/08-17-12)
greetings Mr FastJack!

I plan to go shooping for book rules soon and ill be sure to take a look at that title.

The forums are pretty extensive.

 lots to do!

Edit:

Im going to the hobby store soon to pick up a 4ed book. As it seem most popular.

Any die-hard 'previous' edition players out there please let yourselves be known. I want to explorer the chance that folk play older editions as their campaign settings. They reflect the timline or does it matter....etc, etc.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (12:35:48/08-17-12)
<corporate shilling>
Well, if you REALLY like the old school (and who doesn't?), Catalyst just released a brand new setting book: Shadowrun 2050 (http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28_187_239&products_id=3025) which let's you play in the classic era with the current rules set
</corporate shilling>
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: KnightAries on (01:24:30/08-18-12)
<corporate shilling>
Well, if you REALLY like the old school (and who doesn't?), Catalyst just released a brand new setting book: Shadowrun 2050 (http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28_187_239&products_id=3025) which let's you play in the classic era with the current rules set
</corporate shilling>

It's really going to stir some memories; hatchetman, capt chaos, and deckers commenting on combat gear (somebody has to :-D )
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Apokalyptyka2012 on (14:09:40/09-12-12)
Hi all, I'm kind of new to SR, though I've read at least 20 of the novels, (some were written before I was born XD) I also own copies of SR4A, Augmentation, Arsenal, Street Magic, and Unwired. (btw the first SR books I read were that trilogy from the 80's something to do with a dragon in the title of one of them...can't remember now)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (14:27:20/09-12-12)
Hi all, I'm kind of new to SR, though I've read at least 20 of the novels, (some were written before I was born XD) I also own copies of SR4A, Augmentation, Arsenal, Street Magic, and Unwired. (btw the first SR books I read were that trilogy from the 80's something to do with a dragon in the title of one of them...can't remember now)
Never Trust a Dragon by Robert N. Charrette.

And welcome to the boards! Have fun, ask questions, and join in the conversations.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Apokalyptyka2012 on (19:32:19/09-12-12)
oh yeah that was the name of the book...and thanks!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: nmap on (17:09:12/10-05-12)
Hoi Chummers!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (21:21:22/10-05-12)
Greetings! Have a look around, ask some questions and poke the Canadians with a stick.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mara on (07:45:25/10-06-12)
Greetings! Have a look around, ask some questions and poke the Canadians with a stick.

Just make sure it is not a sharp stick...while they may be thick blooded, they are thin-skinned...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (11:50:05/10-06-12)
I thought I was feeling the love, but it was just more heartburn.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Kot on (10:09:17/10-08-12)
I did post here once, but things happened, and I drifted away from Shadowrun. Lately I've started reading SR novels, and reignited my interest in the game.
And it's good to be back. :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (11:51:36/10-08-12)
I did post here once, but things happened, and I drifted away from Shadowrun. Lately I've started reading SR novels, and reignited my interest in the game.
And it's good to be back. :)
Good to see you back!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Wakshaani on (22:25:12/10-08-12)
Greetings! Have a look around, ask some questions and poke the Canadians with a stick.

Just make sure it is not a sharp stick...while they may be thick blooded, they are thin-skinned...

Nah, don't worry about it.

http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=250

I know their weakness.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (23:34:47/10-08-12)
Greetings! Have a look around, ask some questions and poke the Canadians with a stick.
Just make sure it is not a sharp stick...while they may be thick blooded, they are thin-skinned...
Nah, don't worry about it.

http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=250

I know their weakness.
That's f***ed up on Hockey, just don't get us when we're f***ed up on Lacrosse!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mysteris on (15:58:33/10-27-12)
Hello. I'm new to both the game and the forum and thought I'd check in here. Nice to meet you all. :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Twitchy D on (17:22:34/10-27-12)
Hey, welcome to the forums! Avoid writing anything regarding clips vs. magazines, and you'll be fine. Enjoy! ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (17:42:40/10-27-12)
Clips!!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Scotty on (21:34:06/10-27-12)
Hey everybody.  Long time BattleTech (and Catalyst fan), new to Shadowrun and the forums. :D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Wakshaani on (23:37:30/10-27-12)
And hello to you both! Shadowrun fan, obviously, but I go back to the first days of Battletech as well. I'm ... kinda old.

Regardless, welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: ArkangelWinter on (04:56:20/10-28-12)
And hello to you both! Shadowrun fan, obviously, but I go back to the first days of Battletech as well. I'm ... kinda old.

Regardless, welcome aboard!

That Ancient Age before Catalyst, when the 80s were so recent, and the dystopis so far away.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Solodice on (18:09:40/11-11-12)
New guy on the block! Just recently got into the game and GMing for the first time.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Xzylvador on (18:11:20/11-11-12)
Welcome to the boards, Solodice, and enjoy the game!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Widget on (18:32:27/11-29-12)
Greetings! :-D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Twitchy D on (19:10:33/11-29-12)
Hail, friend, and welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: TelperionST on (09:04:14/12-29-12)
Hello!

I have only recently gotten back into Shadowrun after a very lengthy hiatus that lasted from the first year of SR3. Anyhow, looking at the core material and supplements - I got all five core supplements from DriveThruRPG for a lowly fifty bucks - it seems some things have changed. The awesome thing is that the books I want are all on sale now. I hear there's a new edition coming soon-ish, but I'm tired of running games with a heavy metaplot. Got my fill of that with cWoD, thank you very much.

So, in the last couple of months I have purchased...
 
Shadowrun, physical books:
Shadowrun 20th anniversary edition
Shadow Runner's Toolkit
Seattle 2072

Shadowrun, PDFs:
Augmentation
Arsenal
Corporate Guide
Corporate Intrigue
Runner's Companion
State of the Art 2073
Street Magic
Unwired

Future purchases:
10 Gangs
10 Jackpointers
Deadly Waves
Digital Grimoire
Gun Heaven
MilSpecTech
Parabotany
Running Wild
Safehouses
Street Legends
Street Legends Supplemental
This Old Droid
Unfriendly Skies
Vice

I'm mostly interested in running games with a solid mix of social backstabbing, spying and small unit tactical combat elements in it. Any suggestions on other books I should be looking at?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mara on (11:43:30/12-29-12)
I'm mostly interested in running games with a solid mix of social backstabbing, spying and small unit tactical combat elements in it. Any suggestions on other books I should be looking at?

WAR! (for small unit tactical combat elements and some of the gear)
Spy Games(for the spying related stuff)
Dirty Tricks (for politics!)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: TelperionST on (12:19:37/12-29-12)
WAR! (for small unit tactical combat elements and some of the gear)
Spy Games(for the spying related stuff)
Dirty Tricks (for politics!)

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mara on (22:46:53/12-29-12)
Heck..I toyed with the idea of a Scout-Sniper Technomancer using stuff from WAR!
Some fun stuff in WAR! btw: MRSI software, and camera bullets(You shoot the round,
and it sends you video footage while in flight. I call it Recon by Bullet.)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Azrael on (08:14:37/12-30-12)
Hay everyone just Logging in with a new handle
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Belker on (10:31:19/01-12-13)
Howdy folks. Another old runner from the 1E/2E days with a big gap in his resume. I generally ran the game Way Back When (89-92) but every once in a while, got to break out Belker, my dwarf former-cop-turned-dog-shaman. Working on recreating him under SR4A rules.

I'd started picking up the 4th edition books around the time the 20th anniversary core book came out, but as I suspect happened to more than a few folks, the Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter caught my eye and got the need to play in the shadows going again. Doesn't hurt that the manager of my FLGS is a hardcore Shadowrun fan.

I'm in central Maryland, by the way.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Xzylvador on (19:27:20/01-12-13)
Welcome to the boards! Lots of fun to be had here, feel free to share your opinion on any of the topics you find interesting!
In case you hadn't heard, along with the PC/console/handheld games, a real SR5 is in the works, but don't let that stop your from enjoying the masterpiece which is SR4(A). It'll probably be quite a while for the new version to become anywhere near as expansive as the current.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Severus Snape on (12:52:41/01-14-13)
Seeing as this is the thread to do so, I may as well announce my finding this site and registering.

Hello!

I'm not new to Shadowrun or 4E, but I am new here.  I spent many years playing in the olden days, but eventually lost track with Shadowrun for various reasons.  I found my way back about a year or so ago to find that the game I once loved not only got a facelift, but that it was made even more beautiful than I could have hoped for.

Again, hello!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Severus Snape on (08:39:38/01-16-13)
Hello?  Is this thing on?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (15:56:54/01-16-13)
Hello Snape!

Enjoy your stay, ask questions, even poke the Can Ray. Just leave that poor Potter boy alone. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: All4BigGuns on (16:16:52/01-16-13)
Hello Snape!

Enjoy your stay, ask questions, even poke the Can Ray. Just leave that poor Potter boy alone. ;)

Yeah, feel free to poke at CanRay's inability to actually play. Everyone does it. :P
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mara on (01:33:29/01-17-13)
Hello Snape!

Enjoy your stay, ask questions, even poke the Can Ray. Just leave that poor Potter boy alone. ;)

Yeah, feel free to poke at CanRay's inability to actually play. Everyone does it. :P

I heard CanRay actually has a group now...

Also, Snape:

Enjoy your visit. Stay awhile. stay FOREVER! *evil, maniacal laughter*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: All4BigGuns on (01:47:44/01-17-13)
Hello Snape!

Enjoy your stay, ask questions, even poke the Can Ray. Just leave that poor Potter boy alone. ;)

Yeah, feel free to poke at CanRay's inability to actually play. Everyone does it. :P

I heard CanRay actually has a group now...

Also, Snape:

Enjoy your visit. Stay awhile. stay FOREVER! *evil, maniacal laughter*

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. Muahahahahaha!!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (15:41:12/01-17-13)
I heard CanRay actually has a group now...
Yeah, I have a group now, I had one before.

I always GM, not Play.  There is a difference.  If I didn't get to enjoy the game at all, I probably shouldn't be writing for the company now, should I?  :P
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mara on (01:17:56/01-18-13)
I heard CanRay actually has a group now...
Yeah, I have a group now, I had one before.

I always GM, not Play.  There is a difference.  If I didn't get to enjoy the game at all, I probably shouldn't be writing for the company now, should I?  :P

My group's solution to the "but..I want to play!" for me is: me and another person rotate GMing. After all...how would the players know
about the special hell some of them make GMing if other players don't get to go there, too!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: All4BigGuns on (01:46:49/01-18-13)
I heard CanRay actually has a group now...
Yeah, I have a group now, I had one before.

I always GM, not Play.  There is a difference.  If I didn't get to enjoy the game at all, I probably shouldn't be writing for the company now, should I?  :P

My group's solution to the "but..I want to play!" for me is: me and another person rotate GMing. After all...how would the players know
about the special hell some of them make GMing if other players don't get to go there, too!

Wait. The 'special hell' is for GMs too? Dammit...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (04:23:18/01-18-13)
It's a different special hell.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mara on (12:10:04/01-18-13)
I heard CanRay actually has a group now...
Yeah, I have a group now, I had one before.

I always GM, not Play.  There is a difference.  If I didn't get to enjoy the game at all, I probably shouldn't be writing for the company now, should I?  :P

My group's solution to the "but..I want to play!" for me is: me and another person rotate GMing. After all...how would the players know
about the special hell some of them make GMing if other players don't get to go there, too!

Wait. The 'special hell' is for GMs too? Dammit...

Yes. While you go to the one between the ones reserved for jaywalkers and people who talk in movie theatres...
For GMs...well..lets just not say what ours is between. There is a reason so many GMs earn the label "Evil GM."
If we are going to go to a special hell....we might as well earn it!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: MaxKojote on (15:32:14/01-26-13)
Note to self: Actually remembering to look around is generally a good idea; finding the welcome thread is generally a good way to start off than in a storyline. :P

New player from Sydney, Australia; well not completely new, I've stumbled my way through a story with some friends. But mostly new nonetheless.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: I_V_Saur on (23:54:15/01-26-13)
Hi. I pretty much jumped headfirst into this forum a few weeks ago, and finally found the Welcome thread.

I've been playing RPGs for a few years, but Shadowrun's my newest fix. When my last game died off in a spectacularly unimpressive way, I decided I liked the system enough to hunt out some new players.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Xzylvador on (16:33:00/01-27-13)
Welcome, both o' ya!

Good havin' an Australian here, mate!
The Canadian jokes are getting somewhat repetitive.

I'd tell ya not to feed the trolls, but Mothers of Metahumans managed to get that flagged as racist slur punishable by the GOD in 2061.
So enjoy the boards, feel free to ask and share!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (16:44:19/01-27-13)
Canucks just make good target practice.  I mean, hell, what are we going to do?  Apologize people to death?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: MaxKojote on (00:42:09/01-28-13)
Oh god the Aussie accent. :P The sad thing is I can't actually do it, my natural accent makes me sound like a Brit.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Xzylvador on (15:08:51/01-30-13)
Darned.
I'm sure CanRay had tons of jokes aboot Aussie accents.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (16:03:24/01-30-13)
Darned.
I'm sure CanRay had tons of jokes aboot Aussie accents.
Actually, I got smacked not that long ago for quoting The Road Warrior during a game of Old Skool Gamma World by an Aussie.  I then told her she couldn't do any French, Irish, Scottish, or First Nations accents in rebuttal.  :P
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: MaxKojote on (21:21:27/01-30-13)
Still better than people thinking Australia is exactly like Mad Max, or Neighbours, or a horrifying combination of the two.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (22:32:31/01-30-13)
Meanwhile, In Canada... (http://youtu.be/Mldum9YGNEs)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Black on (22:39:52/01-30-13)
Note to self: Actually remembering to look around is generally a good idea; finding the welcome thread is generally a good way to start off than in a storyline. :P

New player from Sydney, Australia; well not completely new, I've stumbled my way through a story with some friends. But mostly new nonetheless.

Welcome Max!  Drop down to Canberra sometime, plenty of Shadowrun games running down here! :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Kaiser on (08:35:59/01-31-13)
Hey there JackPoint. As y'all could probably guess, I'm new here and to Shadowrun on the whole - I've promised to DM a group, though, which brings me here.
As for who I actually am, I'm an Aussie (a few of us've been popping out of the woodwork recently, haven't we?) who dabbles (read: throws himself headfirst into) RPGs, heavy on the RP side. Shadowrun's been an interesting "what if..." for our group for aaaaages, so I decided to throw my hat into the DM ring again for some good ol' corporate espionage.

Anyways, I won't keep you all. Gald to meet you all!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: MaxKojote on (16:16:11/01-31-13)
Note to self: Actually remembering to look around is generally a good idea; finding the welcome thread is generally a good way to start off than in a storyline. :P

New player from Sydney, Australia; well not completely new, I've stumbled my way through a story with some friends. But mostly new nonetheless.

Welcome Max!  Drop down to Canberra sometime, plenty of Shadowrun games running down here! :)

But... But it's Canberra. I mean it's not Tasmania, but still!

And yes, there do seem to be a bunch of Aussies popping out of the woodwork...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Black on (19:53:32/01-31-13)
Note to self: Actually remembering to look around is generally a good idea; finding the welcome thread is generally a good way to start off than in a storyline. :P

New player from Sydney, Australia; well not completely new, I've stumbled my way through a story with some friends. But mostly new nonetheless.

Welcome Max!  Drop down to Canberra sometime, plenty of Shadowrun games running down here! :)

But... But it's Canberra. I mean it's not Tasmania, but still!

And yes, there do seem to be a bunch of Aussies popping out of the woodwork...

Bah!  Nations Capital, home of political intrigue and corporate competition for government contracts, plus ANU completing cutting edge research.  It got it all!

Sydney... what does Sydney have?...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mirikon on (20:41:20/01-31-13)
Still better than people thinking Australia is exactly like Mad Max, or Neighbours, or a horrifying combination of the two.
Of course it isn't. There's also Quigly Down Under.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Black on (20:58:07/01-31-13)
Still better than people thinking Australia is exactly like Mad Max, or Neighbours, or a horrifying combination of the two.
Of course it isn't. There's also Quigly Down Under.

Ooooo.... thats an old movie.  Did people really watch that?

Hmm..ok, movies set in Australia worth watching (personal opinion only of course:
- The Castle
- Chopper
- Gallipoli
- Mission Impossible II (maybe not though...)
- The Proposition (dark western set in Australia)
- Razorback (hehehe)
- Romper Stomper (ok.. perhaps not the best film to highlight Australia..)
- Two Hands (see the movie that made Heath Ledger)
- Wolf Creek

That should do for now...

Any other Aussie Jackpointers?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (21:34:27/01-31-13)
Quigley Down Under is still great.  And every time they show it on TV, the makers of his rifle's replica see a bump in sales.

That said - hi!!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (00:07:22/02-01-13)
Quigley Down Under is still great.  And every time they show it on TV, the makers of his rifle's replica see a bump in sales.
I can confirm this, Dad used to know a gunsmith that sold those rifles.  Had one of his own, as well.

This was, of course, before the dark times, before the gun regist...

...

Oh, right, that'd delve into politics.

Welcome to the forums folks!  Here's me trying not to get the "Welcome!" thread locked!  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: BallPtPenTheif on (01:44:47/02-01-13)
Hello,

I'm new here. I don't know why but lately my brain has been fixated with Shadowrun again. I played it back when I was in highschool... and I've always been bothered by all the video games that never seemed to realize the potential of the property. Now I'm grabbing up books, making characters and just getting excited about the aesthetic again.

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Aqukie on (15:08:42/02-09-13)
Hello everyone,

I am a recent member to the Shadowrun world. Been lurking for awhile and have decided that it's time to join up. I'm hoping it helps with the the brain freeze headaches some of the Shadowrun world seems to be so good at causing for a newbie.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Black on (04:57:40/02-11-13)
Hello everyone,

I am a recent member to the Shadowrun world. Been lurking for awhile and have decided that it's time to join up. I'm hoping it helps with the the brain freeze headaches some of the Shadowrun world seems to be so good at causing for a newbie.

Welcome aboard  Aqukie! :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: dertechie on (17:44:56/03-07-13)
Hi!  I'm another board newbie and relative SR newbie (one session or SR3, a few sessions of SR4A).  Fortunately I'm not a complete tabletop newbie.

That said, I've decided to jump into the deep end and do my first GM session (of anything!) with SR4A, since it's the only way I'm getting anything close to a regular game going.  Expect a lot of questions.   ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (22:01:27/03-07-13)
Questions we'll gladly answer.  :)

Welcome to the boards, Dertechie!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FuelDrop on (04:38:07/03-08-13)
Note to self: Actually remembering to look around is generally a good idea; finding the welcome thread is generally a good way to start off than in a storyline. :P

New player from Sydney, Australia; well not completely new, I've stumbled my way through a story with some friends. But mostly new nonetheless.

Welcome Max!  Drop down to Canberra sometime, plenty of Shadowrun games running down here! :)

But... But it's Canberra. I mean it's not Tasmania, but still!

And yes, there do seem to be a bunch of Aussies popping out of the woodwork...
Well, you know what they sing: *Terrible terrible singing* We are one, but we are many, and from all the lands on earth we come...
IE: Everyone's an aussie at heart. Except for those of us who aren't. :P

Ok, I'm done trolling Canadians for now. Hang on, did I just say troll? Oh drek*Punching noise* My blood! He punched out all of my blood!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Linkdeath on (13:23:10/03-08-13)
Should probably post this already. Hi all, I'm new(ish) to this board, been playing Shadowrun since 1989 and GMing games almost as long. However, about 8 years ago, I started having kids, buying a new house, friends moved away, etc. and gaming kind of fell apart. Then last summer a gaming store opened in my town and started me off again. I'd only sort of run SR4 before, but I've now been running a group at the store since September, though I'm finding I still miss out on nuances of some of the rules and this forum has already been greatly helpful!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (14:50:38/03-08-13)
Glad we could help out, Linkdeath!  Welcome to the boards, and welcome back to Shadowrun!

The best thing about kids?  You can game with them!  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Linkdeath on (16:10:58/03-08-13)
Glad we could help out, Linkdeath!  Welcome to the boards, and welcome back to Shadowrun!

The best thing about kids?  You can game with them!  ;D

Heh, my oldest is just getting old enough that I'm starting to suck her in! Shadowrun might be a bit dark and obviously violent, however...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (16:12:47/03-08-13)
Heh, my oldest is just getting old enough that I'm starting to suck her in! Shadowrun might be a bit dark and obviously violent, however...
Gotta prepare them for life anyhow...

Sorry, I get a bit dark myself.  Which is why I throw so much (sometimes possibly too much) humor into my works.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Linkdeath on (16:15:01/03-08-13)
Heh, my oldest is just getting old enough that I'm starting to suck her in! Shadowrun might be a bit dark and obviously violent, however...
Gotta prepare them for life anyhow...

Sorry, I get a bit dark myself.  Which is why I throw so much (sometimes possibly too much) humor into my works.

Well, not to mention that dystopian cyberpunk doesn't lend itself to the recruitment of 8 year old girls, really. I'm trying, but I'm having to start out with fantasy.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (16:36:34/03-08-13)
Welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Xzylvador on (16:39:45/03-08-13)
Have all the megacorps be amusement parks?
Disney, Sixflags and similar companies have taken over the world's economy.
You are hired by an employer disguised with a Goofy outfit to acquire a new candy floss formula from Disney Corp. and alter the original formula to taste like earwax.

That might actually work in real Shadowrun too.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (19:29:32/03-08-13)
Well, not to mention that dystopian cyberpunk doesn't lend itself to the recruitment of 8 year old girls, really. I'm trying, but I'm having to start out with fantasy.
I don't know...  There are ShadowBronies, and /dev/grrl.
Have all the megacorps be amusement parks?
I touched on San Diego ComicCon in Safehouses (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/99534/Shadowrun%3A-Safehouses), which got referenced by TV Tropes!  ;D

And my group went on a Shadowrun against "The Magic Kingdom", and had the audacity to be surprised when the lawn got up and started beating the house they were in.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FuelDrop on (23:05:04/03-08-13)
And my group went on a Shadowrun against "The Magic Kingdom", and had the audacity to be surprised when the lawn got up and started beating the house they were in.
If your team can be surprised by anything you throw at them then they obviously don't hang around here!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (00:01:16/03-09-13)
And my group went on a Shadowrun against "The Magic Kingdom", and had the audacity to be surprised when the lawn got up and started beating the house they were in.
If your team can be surprised by anything you throw at them then they obviously don't hang around here!
Actually, I think what got them the most was P2.0.

"So there will be a 10% bonus for good footage of the job..."  "Wait wait wait.  We're going on a Shadowrun.  SHADOWrun.  As in dark, BlackOps."  "Yes, exactly!  It's great for ratings on the 'trid!  Are any of you geared to record simsense, because I can almost double your individual pay for the raw footage from that."  "...  ...  ...  What urine-soaked hellhole have we found ourselves in?"
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bookworm on (03:52:13/03-10-13)
Hello all, I recently found this forum as a result of a massive craving for some Shadowrunning goodness and figured I should pop in and say hello to everyone... so Hello!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (04:02:42/03-10-13)
Hello Bookworm.

...

Stay the hell away from my collection!!!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (10:00:40/03-10-13)
Hello!

Enjoy the forums, ask questions, avoid breaking the ToS, and don't worry about CanRay: he's mostly harmless. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mirikon on (10:43:08/03-10-13)
Mostly harmless.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (18:57:46/03-10-13)
Like Earth!!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Companero on (13:06:25/03-13-13)
Hi!

I'm new to actually playing Shadowrun but I've been reading the source material for years (inspiration material for a decade of Cyberpunk 2020 games!) and i'm glad to finally get around to trying out some SR (and talking about it on a forum). Its great to have such an active resource for character creation advice (It's also fun to see a couple of old screen names from CP2020 forums hanging about in here...)!

Thanks,
/Companero

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Post by: FastJack on (13:55:32/03-13-13)
Welcome! Glad to see another person finally getting a chance to play the game!
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Post by: CanRay on (16:10:56/03-13-13)
Familiar names like mine?  ;D

And I know the pain you're feeling, Companero.
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Post by: Lazer on (00:17:11/03-25-13)
Heya Jackpoint!

I'm pretty new to tabletop RPGs, despite hanging out with a lot of people who played them and lurking a few tabletop game-based forums. I've done forum RP's for a few years and love writing characters, and love cyberpunk stuff, so I've actually read into Shadowrun longer than I've been playing it. As in I literally started just this month. BUT ANYWAY HEY yeah forums how y'all doin
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Post by: FastJack on (10:26:10/03-25-13)
Welcome! Have fun, ask questions, try not to pick on CanRay too much.
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Post by: Linkdeath on (11:29:41/03-25-13)
Yeah, welcome to you both and here's hoping you get a sucked-in as the rest of us hopeless fanboys and fangirls!
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Post by: Bywhan on (11:06:17/03-27-13)
Hi all.
Been stalking the forum for a few months now on my phone. Decided it was time to see about contributing to the general mayhem and maybe play a few games.
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Post by: FastJack on (11:11:40/03-27-13)
Welcome Bywhan! Enjoy your stay and ask any questions you have.
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Post by: TheRedArmy on (03:49:48/04-03-13)
Hi all!

I've been lurking around here for about two weeks, and I've decided to Jack in. Although I'm very familiar with Shadowrun 4e, I've only played a few games. However, I really like the setting and how it emphasizes Role-playing.

I have extensive experience with 3.5 DnD and Pathfinder, and I'm running a long-term campaign in PF right now.  Although I still enjoy PF, a number of problems the system possesses, including the fickle d20, compel me to look elsewhere.

I've also played GURPS some. It's a fine system, but I just can't get into it like other systems.

I'm also interested in aberrant and savage worlds. If anyone has experience with these systems, shoot me a PM, I'd love to hear about it.

Yours in Honor,
TheRedArmy
Title: Re: Welcome! Hugh from Australia...
Post by: hughnme on (05:38:42/04-04-13)
Hello all,

I'm Hugh and I'm almost brand new to Shadowrun.I bought the fourth edition core book and I love it.To be honest the rules are a little intimidating however I've asked some questions already on the forums and had them answered which is cool.I host three gaming groups on via meetup-Dungeons and Dragons 4E,Call of Cthulhu and All Flesh Must Be Eaten,about 14 gamers in total.

I'm hoping to convert at least one group to Shadowrun and we are playing a one-shot this Saturday night,I'm playing UmaroVI's Spirit Shaman.I love podcasts and have been listening to Hidden Grid and Critical Glitch to get a handle on the system.If you don't mind me being cheeky strait after saying hello-could I suggest you consider at some stage a Newbie Forum,I think with Fifth edition coming out soon you will have a heap of new players to contend with.

That's about it,apologies in advance for my pestering you guys with my noob questions.  ;D
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Post by: Outlaw.Thom on (10:25:10/04-04-13)
Howdy all!

Been playing shadowrun for about a year with some friends. Been having a blast. Hope to get some post to play games in! See you all in the matrix!
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Post by: Doki-Chan on (16:06:44/04-26-13)
Hi chaps and chapettes :D

I played a long time ago, and have recently started playing a 4th ed game with my regular Weds group.

 I'm also currently writing some weekly flash fiction on another site I thought peeps might appreciate here (so that's in fan fic; let me know if you want any more chapters...)
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Post by: Black on (03:05:39/04-30-13)
Welcome Outlaw and Doki-Chan!  Feel free to ask questions, this place has all the answers and a ton of experienced gms and players to ask advice from.  My personal favs are the Secret History and Fan Fiction sections.
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Post by: FastJack on (07:23:23/04-30-13)
Welcome to all! Look around, ask questions, poke the Canadians. Just be careful of the dragon sipping espresso in the back...
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Post by: CanRay on (14:47:24/04-30-13)
Welcome to all! Look around, ask questions, poke the Canadians. Just be careful of the dragon sipping espresso in the back...
For the last time, I'm not a dragon!  Just cranky after my surgery!
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (17:16:27/04-30-13)
Welcome to all! Look around, ask questions, poke the Canadians. Just be careful of the dragon sipping espresso in the back...
For the last time, I'm not a dragon!  Just cranky after my surgery!
He meant me...
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Post by: BlueTroll on (16:52:31/05-06-13)
Hey guys,
coming in from Holland, I've recently started playing SR again. Last time was years ago with 2nd ed.
Have played other things like D&D, WoD and Star Wars, but we wanted to take another crack at this. Since it is so cool  8)

Have browsed the forum a bit looking for tips and rule interpretations, and it seems like a good node to subscribe to. Thanks for all the contributions. Cheers.
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Post by: Equinox on (18:11:20/05-06-13)
Hello all.

Lurker since last year, when a few friends and I picked up SR4A after burning out on a couple of other systems.  Turns out if you make an account and don't bother posting anything for six months, it'll vanish into the astral.

Can't thank you folks enough for threads like BP Character Generation: the Math You Really Should Know (http://forums.shadowrun4.com/index.php?topic=10206.0).
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Post by: Belker on (10:34:40/05-07-13)
Hello all.

Lurker since last year, when a few friends and I picked up SR4A after burning out on a couple of other systems.  Turns out if you make an account and don't bother posting anything for six months, it'll vanish into the astral.

Can't thank you folks enough for threads like BP Character Generation: the Math You Really Should Know (http://forums.shadowrun4.com/index.php?topic=10206.0).

Welcome Equinox & BlueTroll!

Equinox, you wouldn't happen to be related to "Equinox, Defender of the Horde" by any chance?
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Post by: Equinox on (20:53:49/05-07-13)
Hello all.

Lurker since last year, when a few friends and I picked up SR4A after burning out on a couple of other systems.  Turns out if you make an account and don't bother posting anything for six months, it'll vanish into the astral.

Can't thank you folks enough for threads like BP Character Generation: the Math You Really Should Know (http://forums.shadowrun4.com/index.php?topic=10206.0).

Welcome Equinox & BlueTroll!

Equinox, you wouldn't happen to be related to "Equinox, Defender of the Horde" by any chance?

Alas, no sir.  He's the runner name for my first SR character; a college-educated mage whose master dumps him off in Seattle with an ominously cryptic note, and a whole library on chips of terrible great Nick Cage movies from the '80s.
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Post by: DriftKing on (20:53:42/06-03-13)
Hello everyone!

I've just recently gotten into Shadowrun 4e through a play-by-post opportunity on a D&D themed, and came across this forum in a search for a larger roleplaying community for this game specifically. I find it to be a very interesting and fulfilling gaming system to play with (even though most of my experience is limited to chargen). Eventually I hope to be able to find enough people in my area to play in person, but for now forum roleplaying is what I'm really looking for.
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Post by: FastJack on (21:37:00/06-03-13)
Welcome! Look around, ask questions and enjoy the show!
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Post by: All4BigGuns on (21:39:01/06-03-13)
And don't forget to make fun of CanRay. Don't worry, he's used to it :P
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Post by: Bios on (15:49:23/06-21-13)
Hey everyone!

 I haven't played Shadowrun since high school. But it was always my favorite Pen&Paper RPG. 
A few years ago I played Firefly & Forgotten Realms, but that group faded out quickly and have since not had anyone to play any games with.
I've been mostly playing online, WOW things like that. Then this past year I moved from Utah to Virginia. And my desire to play some RPG's has
finally gotten me to order some 4th Shadowrun stuff, including the Toolkit. I hope this will help me as I learn to be a GM. I have my wife and kids
wanting to try to learn how to play so it should be good fun!

I found this site and thought GREAT! I can meet like minded people, learn from all the wealth of wisdom. And just have a good forum to browse.

So Hello,  I hope to learn fast and be able to add thoughts as I relearn the world of Shadowrun,  its been a long time.
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (18:59:45/06-21-13)
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Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (20:06:51/06-21-13)
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Great, now it's become such a running joke a computer can be programmed for it.
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Post by: Mirikon on (07:41:58/06-22-13)
Don't worry CanRay. Just focus on all those Shadowrun games you get to play in. That'll help ease the pain.
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Post by: FastJack on (08:25:48/06-22-13)
Welcome! Come on in, enjoy the show! Ask questions, debate rules, build character(s) and have fun!
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (04:15:15/06-23-13)
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Great, now it's become such a running joke a computer can be programmed for it.
Don't worry; we're putting together a counter-simulation so that a computer can randomize your griping responses, too.
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Post by: Black on (05:16:35/06-23-13)
<trigger.obligatory_CanRay_mockery />
Great, now it's become such a running joke a computer can be programmed for it.
Don't worry; we're putting together a counter-simulation so that a computer can randomize your griping responses, too.

That shouldn't be too hard... best estimate, no more than 200 variations, but only a core of six randomised decision points... its doable.

Canray's random humerous one-liner thread hyjacks?  Now those are hard to predict.
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Post by: Dead-Man on (13:50:13/07-03-13)
Hoi omaes!

I figure this'd be the best place to put my first post. I've been lurking on the boards and reading for quite some time now, and I figured it was high time to make a profile and say hello.

I've been playing shadowrun since 2nd edition, though I live in the middle of American Siberia*, so finding gamers can be difficult.

Hopefully I'll be able to contribute to the community in a meaningful way, and have some fun doing so.

*American Siberia: where it gets colder during winter than the Antarctic.
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Post by: CanRay on (18:29:51/07-03-13)
No worries, welcome here!

I've been trying to play for almost two decades or so, and I'm a bloody author for the line!  ;D
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Post by: ClarkeMarek on (00:17:19/07-04-13)
And when I signed up, I obviously overlooked this thread. :-[
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Post by: CanRay on (18:07:31/07-04-13)
No problems, lots of stuff to see here!  Welcome aboard!  ;D
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Post by: Firebrand on (22:11:19/07-13-13)
Hi! I'm new here...and a little overwhelmed. I feel like a kid with a bunch of shiny buttons and don't know which one to press first!  New to the game and thought I'd check it out, but wow...where to start.
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Post by: CanRay on (23:15:11/07-13-13)
Welcome aboard!

I'd suggest starting with the brand new Shadowrun 5th Edition main rulebook (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/115985/Shadowrun-Fifth-Edition-Core-Rulebook)!  ;D
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Post by: FastJack on (07:33:05/07-15-13)
Welcome! Take a look around, ask some questions, roll up a character... Have fun!
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Post by: Xzylvador on (18:40:56/07-21-13)
Welcome aboard!

I'd suggest starting with the brand new Shadowrun 5th Edition main rulebook (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/115985/Shadowrun-Fifth-Edition-Core-Rulebook)!  ;D

*blink*
I'm sure it was just an accident and you actually meant to shamelessly plug another book (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/99534/Shadowrun-Safehouses).
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Post by: Black on (19:01:11/07-21-13)
Welcome aboard!

I'd suggest starting with the brand new Shadowrun 5th Edition main rulebook (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/115985/Shadowrun-Fifth-Edition-Core-Rulebook)!  ;D

*blink*
I'm sure it was just an accident and you actually meant to shamelessly plug another book (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/99534/Shadowrun-Safehouses).
...Unless CanRay wrote something in the new book... a chapter or some fiction, perhaps?
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Post by: Michael Chandra on (19:06:12/07-21-13)
Well his Addiction Rules DID make it into the main book.
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Post by: Nacho on (20:28:54/07-21-13)
I simply wanted to post a quick hello here to my fellow chummers on the ShadowGrid.  My name is Nacho, and I have been playing Shadowrun since it first came out in 1989.  It's my favorite RPG.  I am looking forward to getting into the Fifth Edition and my gaming group has a few guys who are excited to jump in and take on the Corps too.  Way back in the day, I played with Sam Lewis a few times - yep, that's my claim to fame.  :)

I also have a fansite I try to keep as up-to-date as possible, and also use it to link to all other things SR related which I find are cool.  You can check that out at ContactMrJohnson.com.

So ka, I am droning on.  Happy to be here, and thanks in advance for not fragging me when I ask some silly question (because it will happen).
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Post by: FastJack on (08:06:54/07-22-13)
Welcome, ask questions and have fun!
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Post by: Eremitic Fool on (16:01:50/08-07-13)
Hoi!

Long time lurker, first time joiner. Been scanning the boards for a while and decided to finally take the three minutes to sign up. Been playing since '92, when I was young and impressionable, and just started prepping for a 5th Edition campaign.

Looking forward to being a part of the conversation.
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Post by: FastJack on (16:18:42/08-07-13)
Welcome! Look around, ask some questions, wish Can Ray a belated birthday, and watch out for the sleeping dragon in the corner.
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Post by: Eremitic Fool on (16:55:29/08-07-13)
Welcome! Look around, ask some questions, wish Can Ray a belated birthday, and watch out for the sleeping dragon in the corner.

Man, why is it where ever I go, there's a sleeping dragon? Maybe I'll luck out and its Eliohann.
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Post by: Shrike Alvaron on (18:47:33/08-09-13)
Realized I haven't made an actual welcome post yet, so here I am.  Name's Shrike, I've been following Shadowrun since around the time the Shadowrun Returns kickstarter launched and got me into reading the lore.  I ended up buying the SR4A rulebook even though I didn't have anyone to play with, just to read through and make up characters.  Was always too shy to see if I could find online games here, but now here I am after getting the nerve up to join an SR5 game.

The Matrix and decking is my true love with Shadowrun, I love imagining the possibilities it allows for and the almost "game within a game" nature of it.  If only the Matrix and VR was real...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (22:29:06/08-09-13)
Welcome to the boards! Have a look around, join in a PbP game, ask some questions, pester Can Ray for more stories! Just be careful of the dragon in the corner. He got a little too wild last night and is still sleeping off the hangover.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (23:26:10/08-11-13)
Look, working sixteen hours on a hack does not qualify as 'wild'.  ... any more.
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Post by: Aardvark892 on (01:10:03/08-14-13)
Hello to one and all.  I'm brand new to this forum, but I've been playing Shadowrun since 1st Edition in 1989.  Shadowrun has always held the best spot in my heart for role playing games.  I was underwhelmed by 4th Edition; I didn't see the need for such a big change, and would have preferred they just add the new cool stuff (like the wireless Matrix) to 3rd Edition... but I've got to say that 5th Edition has blown my socks off.  It's very similar to 4th, but so much better, so much cleaner, sooooo many examples, and the artwork is probably the best Shadowrun has ever seen.

I can't wait to chat with you all about my favorite RPG!

Thanks!

Tim "Aardvark892"
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Post by: FastJack on (07:44:52/08-14-13)
Welcome, Tim! Glad to see another old-school player around these parts. Look around, ask questions (except about clips/magazines), join a PbP! Just watch out, a certain painted elf has been seen wandering the halls since Bull is a GenCon...
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Post by: Crunch on (10:12:52/08-15-13)
I was glancing at the stats (at the bottom of the forum home page) and it looks like the forums have picked up almost 15,000 new members since the beginning of July. I wanted to drop in and say howdy and welcome!
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Post by: CanRay on (12:43:39/08-15-13)
Looks like Shadowrun Returns has been good for us.  ;D
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Post by: TheDarkMessiah on (09:40:53/08-21-13)
Yo. Thought i'd introduce myself. I'm TheDarkMessiah (or TDM) a long time shadowrun fan, who's just got back into it with all the new releases of late (and kinda bought all the SR4 stuff I missed out on as well as 5 and returns and... well, you get the point. It was costy :p)

I first got into roleplaying because my mum picked up SR2 secondhand at a used book store, and I loved the setting (mainly 'cause of the art at the time. I was about 7 or so) and I haven't stopped since. No idea why I waited this long to join the forum.
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Post by: Crunch on (09:42:49/08-21-13)
Welcome!
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Post by: Sartredes on (09:56:57/08-21-13)
Hoy Chummers!

I'm pretty new to Shadowrun. Played a game or two at Gen Con in 2012 and then dove in this year playing four missions and had a blast. It's become obvious that I have a lot to learn, both lore-wise and system-wise, so I thought I'd jump into the forums to see what I can pick up and possibly contribute. I'm hoping to learn the system/game well enough to start running it here in Lexington, KY, where there doesn't seem to be a player base.

The one thing that's pretty confusing is that there appears to be two sets of "official" shadowrun forums. One here at forums.shadowruntabletop.com (http://forums.shadowruntabletop.com) and another completely different one at www.shadowrun.com/forums/categories/all (http://www.shadowrun.com/forums/categories/all). I only found this forum because someone in one of the missions I was in at Gen Con gave me the URL to it. That should be cleared up if at all possible.

-Sartredes
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Post by: FastJack on (10:58:00/08-21-13)
Welcome all! Have fun (trying to) hack the forums, join in the discussions and try not to poke Bull. He's still recovering from GenCon.
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Post by: Mirikon on (14:07:13/08-21-13)
Heya Sartredes. If you want to catch up on the lore, the best way is reading old source books. Most of the older stuff (3rd edition and back) can only be found in PDF form, or on eBay/Amazon, but 4th edition books should still be floating around in hard copy. I'd suggest finding the Sixth World Almanac. It is basically half history and half world overview. Good for getting you a basic feel of the Sixth World as a whole, as well as some of the history. Also, the Seattle 2072 book is great for info on Seattle, the 'main' setting for the game.

Other than that, feel free to ask questions (the Secret History section is especially good for lore-delving), and feel free to chat with CanRay about all his experience playing the game.
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Post by: WrongConcept on (07:52:26/10-08-13)
How rude of me! ive been posting nonstop since some time and haven't introduced myself!

Im WrongConcept! pretty new to the shadows (ive played two whole campaings making it to prime runner status on both on SR4 and ive been narrating my first campaing of Shadowrun SR4 a month now) this place has help me with many things so as to answer most of my questions as narrator! So thank you very mucho for setting up this place, my native language is Spanish but i think i can handle myself well in English (if you think otherwise then go Grammar Nazi on my buttoks). So thanks for being here!

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Post by: Mara on (09:37:06/10-08-13)
How rude of me! ive been posting nonstop since some time and haven't introduced myself!

Im WrongConcept! pretty new to the shadows (ive played two whole campaings making it to prime runner status on both on SR4 and ive been narrating my first campaing of Shadowrun SR4 a month now) this place has help me with many things so as to answer most of my questions as narrator! So thank you very mucho for setting up this place, my native language is Spanish but i think i can handle myself well in English (if you think otherwise then go Grammar Nazi on my buttoks). So thanks for being here!

Nah...we are forgiving of non-native speakers. However, do NOT get a clip and a box magazine confused...the gun-nuts get REALLY
spazzy about that.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: WrongConcept on (11:34:39/10-08-13)
How rude of me! ive been posting nonstop since some time and haven't introduced myself!

Im WrongConcept! pretty new to the shadows (ive played two whole campaings making it to prime runner status on both on SR4 and ive been narrating my first campaing of Shadowrun SR4 a month now) this place has help me with many things so as to answer most of my questions as narrator! So thank you very mucho for setting up this place, my native language is Spanish but i think i can handle myself well in English (if you think otherwise then go Grammar Nazi on my buttoks). So thanks for being here!

Nah...we are forgiving of non-native speakers. However, do NOT get a clip and a box magazine confused...the gun-nuts get REALLY
spazzy about that.

Don't worry, i dont confuse clips and Box magazines, just for one reason, there is no real translation to spanish and we use "Peine" wich translates to english as hair comb... And that... That is just not cool.
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Post by: CanRay on (14:13:21/10-08-13)
Nah...we are forgiving of non-native speakers. However, do NOT get a clip and a box magazine confused...the gun-nuts get REALLY spazzy about that.
Someone call me?
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Post by: FastJack on (14:27:56/10-08-13)
Nah...we are forgiving of non-native speakers. However, do NOT get a clip and a box magazine confused...the gun-nuts get REALLY spazzy about that.
Someone call me?
Don't you start...

Welcome, WrongConcept! Enjoy the boards, look around, ask questions, avoid the banhammer, and just leave Argent alone over there. He's had a rough day.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mirikon on (14:37:50/10-08-13)
Welcome. Feel free to make fun of CanRay whenever you can. Hate and bitterness at the fact that he can never actually play in a game are what keeps his writing good. :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: WrongConcept on (15:44:00/10-08-13)
Why can't he play? Also don't worry i don't like Banham i preffer chiken, :P i try not to make anyone furious or break the rules unless i can spoof myself out of trouble! Also im against anarchy i prefer Imperiums... With me as the emperor but who counts...  8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (21:13:22/10-08-13)
Why can't he play?
I am cursed.   :'(
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Post by: Mirikon on (21:27:47/10-08-13)
Why can't he play?
I am cursed.   :'(
He chooses to live in the Godless Wastelands (otherwise known as Canada), where he cannot find any DMs around, or at least none who haven't been scared off by us making sure his curse remains active so that his productivity stays high.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: WrongConcept on (22:29:27/10-08-13)
Why can't he play?
I am cursed.   :'(
He chooses to live in the Godless Wastelands (otherwise known as Canada), where he cannot find any DMs around, or at least none who haven't been scared off by us making sure his curse remains active so that his productivity stays high.

Mirikon you can't fool me everyone knows Canada is just a myth used to scare people into thinking that in one country you can find french and english at the same time coexisting in harmony... Im not that stupid!... :P
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (22:52:07/10-08-13)
Mirikon you can't fool me everyone knows Canada is just a myth used to scare people into thinking that in one country you can find french and english at the same time coexisting in harmony... Im not that stupid!... :P
*Looks outside*  I wouldn't exactly call it "Harmony".
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Lord Nikon on (11:09:20/10-27-13)
hey everyone I am new, just dropping into say hi. I am getting back into SR. I have played since... 2E. I have a ton of stuff, but figured, time to update. I have the 5e corebook. I see there is a ton of 4E books, can I use those with 5E? such as the Seattle 2072?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (14:59:43/10-27-13)
hey everyone I am new, just dropping into say hi. I am getting back into SR. I have played since... 2E. I have a ton of stuff, but figured, time to update. I have the 5e corebook. I see there is a ton of 4E books, can I use those with 5E? such as the Seattle 2072?
Seattle 2072 is almost all fluff, and fluff is editionless.  ;D  Fluff works for everything!

The harder Crunch books, like say Arsenal, would be harder to use.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Lord Nikon on (15:02:42/10-27-13)
hey everyone I am new, just dropping into say hi. I am getting back into SR. I have played since... 2E. I have a ton of stuff, but figured, time to update. I have the 5e corebook. I see there is a ton of 4E books, can I use those with 5E? such as the Seattle 2072?
Seattle 2072 is almost all fluff, and fluff is editionless.  ;D  Fluff works for everything!

The harder Crunch books, like say Arsenal, would be harder to use.

Thank you. I just ordered it so I can get to reading.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mirikon on (01:50:55/10-28-13)
If you've been gone since 2E, the books I'd recommend getting are Seattle 2072, Sixth World Almanac, and Storm Front, for sure. There are other books which are heavy on the fluff (which, as was said earlier, is editionless) that give you a more in depth view of the metaplot as it advanced. Here's a list of the books since 2E I'd recommend you grab.

3rd Edition:
Loose Alliances - Pretty much 100% fluff, describing a lot of the little (and not so little) organizations around the world, in a bunch of different fields.
State of the Art 2063 & 2064 - Good 'atmosphere' pieces, and some of the fluff is definitely still relevant in 2075.
Renraku Arcology: Shutdown, Brainscan, and System Failure - These three campaigns are mostly useless unless you want to go back and do a 2060s game, but they give you the best blow-by-blow of the events that brought the world crashing down, and led into 4th edition.
Others - There's a bunch of older books that can do some good worldbuilding for you. Lone Star, Tir Tairngir, Aztlan, Shadowbeat, Threats 1 & 2, Corporate Shadowfiles, and so on.

4th Edition:
Emergence - Deals with the emergence of Technomancers and AIs, and how the whole world went fraggin' INSANE. The campaign stuff is useless now, but there's quality fluff that gives you things as they happened, and unless you're playing a kid barely out of diapers, then this is something your character would have lived through.
Ghost Cartels - While not as globe shaking as the Emergence, the Tempo plot rocked the world like wars between criminal syndicates all over the world are wont to do.
Vice - An in depth look at modern syndicates, giving a look at their organization and culture. Very helpful if you're playing someone with ties to a syndicate or major gang.
Street Legends, Street Legends Supplemental, 10 Mercs, 10 Jackpointers, 10 Gangs - All 100% pure fluff (minus a few statblocks). You've got bios on even the likes of Harlequin, Hestaby, and Puck, information on the Free Marine Corps, and more.
Running Wild - Mostly fluff, and there isn't really a better supplement for dealing with nonhuman sapients, spirits, the infected, and AIs.
Feral Cities, Corporate Enclaves, Runner Havens, Manhattan: The Rotten Apple, Montreal 2074 - Setting books. Like Seattle 2072, these are priceless for fleshing out your sprawl.
Corporate Guide - An update of info on the megas, also includes fluff about what life as a wageslave is like, and what it is like growing up in mother corp. Some of this has changed, but most of the fluff is still solid.
WAR! - If you remember the old Fields of Fire supplement, this is an excellent book for advancing the idea of what a merc's life is like, if you want to blur the lines between runners and mercs a bit. The crunch is going to be out of date, but the fluff is solid, and there's also details on the beginning of the Aztlan-Amazonia war.
State of the Art 2073 - Like the old SOTA supplements, this has a wide variety of interesting things.
Spy Games - Shadowrunners and spies have a lot in common, but there's a big difference between the two. Lots of good fluff here about different spy agencies, as well as giving you an idea of what James Bond is like in the 6th World.
Conspiracy Theories - A run down on different conspiracies, from the scary to the crazy. Also talks about how to use (or abuse) conspiracy theorists for fun and profit.
Artifacts Unbound - Gives a solid wrap-up of the Artifacts campaign, as well as the craziness that happened in Season 4 Missions with artifacts.
Dirty Tricks - Politics. Need I say more? Also wraps up the Prop 23 side of Season 4 Missions.
Clutch of Dragons - Wraps up and advances all the dragon and immortal elf plots, including the Dragon Civil War.
Attitude - Like the old Shadowbeat, this is almost 100% fluff, and is all about the day to day life of people in the 6th world. Great read, and very useful.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: SnackerBob on (05:08:14/10-28-13)
I'll throw in Land of Promise (updated Tir Tairngire to the 2070s) and at LEAST Twilight Horizon. Horizon is the weirdest corporate culture out there, and it's about 75% fluff, with a good view of Las Vegas while we're at it. The missions are... Full of Jackpointers, which may be a draw for people? Not me, personally, but I don't want my players hanging out with Jetblack, either.

WAR! Is divisive. I don't care much for it, but the only plot that has interested me less was SURGE. It has good Merc fluff, but it deals a lot with the Aztlan/Amazonia war, which I don't care about. Suffice it to say that the war doesn't focus much on the things that I cared about when I read the Aztlan book many moons ago.
Unfortunately for me, Aztlan/Amazonia fluff permeates a lot of books that I otherwise like.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Lord Nikon on (13:06:56/10-28-13)
If you've been gone since 2E, the books I'd recommend getting are Seattle 2072, Sixth World Almanac, and Storm Front, for sure. There are other books which are heavy on the fluff (which, as was said earlier, is editionless) that give you a more in depth view of the metaplot as it advanced. Here's a list of the books since 2E I'd recommend you grab.

3rd Edition:
Loose Alliances - Pretty much 100% fluff, describing a lot of the little (and not so little) organizations around the world, in a bunch of different fields.
State of the Art 2063 & 2064 - Good 'atmosphere' pieces, and some of the fluff is definitely still relevant in 2075.
Renraku Arcology: Shutdown, Brainscan, and System Failure - These three campaigns are mostly useless unless you want to go back and do a 2060s game, but they give you the best blow-by-blow of the events that brought the world crashing down, and led into 4th edition.
Others - There's a bunch of older books that can do some good worldbuilding for you. Lone Star, Tir Tairngir, Aztlan, Shadowbeat, Threats 1 & 2, Corporate Shadowfiles, and so on.

4th Edition:
Emergence - Deals with the emergence of Technomancers and AIs, and how the whole world went fraggin' INSANE. The campaign stuff is useless now, but there's quality fluff that gives you things as they happened, and unless you're playing a kid barely out of diapers, then this is something your character would have lived through.
Ghost Cartels - While not as globe shaking as the Emergence, the Tempo plot rocked the world like wars between criminal syndicates all over the world are wont to do.
Vice - An in depth look at modern syndicates, giving a look at their organization and culture. Very helpful if you're playing someone with ties to a syndicate or major gang.
Street Legends, Street Legends Supplemental, 10 Mercs, 10 Jackpointers, 10 Gangs - All 100% pure fluff (minus a few statblocks). You've got bios on even the likes of Harlequin, Hestaby, and Puck, information on the Free Marine Corps, and more.
Running Wild - Mostly fluff, and there isn't really a better supplement for dealing with nonhuman sapients, spirits, the infected, and AIs.
Feral Cities, Corporate Enclaves, Runner Havens, Manhattan: The Rotten Apple, Montreal 2074 - Setting books. Like Seattle 2072, these are priceless for fleshing out your sprawl.
Corporate Guide - An update of info on the megas, also includes fluff about what life as a wageslave is like, and what it is like growing up in mother corp. Some of this has changed, but most of the fluff is still solid.
WAR! - If you remember the old Fields of Fire supplement, this is an excellent book for advancing the idea of what a merc's life is like, if you want to blur the lines between runners and mercs a bit. The crunch is going to be out of date, but the fluff is solid, and there's also details on the beginning of the Aztlan-Amazonia war.
State of the Art 2073 - Like the old SOTA supplements, this has a wide variety of interesting things.
Spy Games - Shadowrunners and spies have a lot in common, but there's a big difference between the two. Lots of good fluff here about different spy agencies, as well as giving you an idea of what James Bond is like in the 6th World.
Conspiracy Theories - A run down on different conspiracies, from the scary to the crazy. Also talks about how to use (or abuse) conspiracy theorists for fun and profit.
Artifacts Unbound - Gives a solid wrap-up of the Artifacts campaign, as well as the craziness that happened in Season 4 Missions with artifacts.
Dirty Tricks - Politics. Need I say more? Also wraps up the Prop 23 side of Season 4 Missions.
Clutch of Dragons - Wraps up and advances all the dragon and immortal elf plots, including the Dragon Civil War.
Attitude - Like the old Shadowbeat, this is almost 100% fluff, and is all about the day to day life of people in the 6th world. Great read, and very useful.

Wow! I bow to you and Snackerbob for giving me a lot of information to chew on. Thank you. This will keep me busy reading until we play in Jan 2014 when the campaign starts.

Last question. Related to the forums.. do I always have to enter in the verification thing to enter posts, or is it because I am new and my post count is low?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: PeterSmith on (14:05:10/10-28-13)
First ten posts.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Lord Nikon on (16:27:31/10-28-13)
First ten posts.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Robzergling on (23:45:54/11-08-13)
Heya Robzergling here , Completely new to Shadowrun , Just bought myself a 5th Edition (Limited one , It looks nice and shiny) Look forward to getting to know you folks :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mirikon on (17:04:47/11-09-13)
Welcome to the craziness.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Doctor Siegfried on (23:01:46/11-27-13)
It's my obligatory "Look at me, I'm new!" post.
I played a lot of Shadowrun during the 1st and 2nd Editions, and it has remained one of my favorite RPGs ever since, largely because of the high degree of character design/customization it has always offered. I like games in which your starting character can be a skilled, well-rounded professional with a history and reputation. Unfortunately, the last time I played was (briefly) in 2004 and I've missed a lot. The new Shadowrun group here is still forming, with some difficulty, but I have high hopes that it will take off.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (23:23:15/11-27-13)
Good luck, Doc!  Let us know how the group goes!  :D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: alexa123 on (09:40:53/12-03-13)
what is shadowrun??  ???
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (16:04:54/12-03-13)
what is shadowrun??  ???
A game that has been around for almost 25-years.  So far, it is a Tabletop RPG and a video game.  The card game and miniatures game is due out soon.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: firebug on (17:15:06/12-03-13)
what is shadowrun??  ???
A game that has been around for almost 25-years.  So far, it is a Tabletop RPG and a video game.  The card game and miniatures game is due out soon.  :)

And possibly an MMO at some point!  Don't forget that.  I'm excited about it.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (07:44:30/12-04-13)
what is shadowrun??  ???
A place where you can see the effects of a rocket propelled grenade on dragon, or how a fireball can take out a squad of patrol cars. ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (21:14:21/12-04-13)
what is shadowrun??  ???
A place where you can see the effects of a rocket propelled grenade on dragon, or how a fireball can take out a squad of patrol cars. ;D
And also what happens when you give a crazy Irish elf a bus and some propane tanks.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DeathEatsCurry on (20:46:32/01-16-14)
Or a way to experience the surprisingly satisfying process of a bunch of physics/math students carefully calculate the damage a bunch of gangers take after dropping a grenade into their  reinforced car. Triple digits are fun.

 Hi, btw, I'm DeathEatsCurry, Chunky Salsa esq.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (22:22:26/01-16-14)
Welcome! Have fun, play nice, ask questions, and don't toss any grenades to the trolls. They're ticklish.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: ragankrob on (06:08:52/02-06-14)
Hey! I've been running silent for the past weeks and thought that it was time to show my face.

I've played shadowrun 2nd ed. (a while ago obviously) and now I'm GM for a new group and made the leap to 5th ed.

Looking forward to bounce some ideas and to annoy the veterans with newbish questions.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (07:48:15/02-06-14)
Welcome Ragankrob! Have fun, be courteous, and don't trust the elves.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Charlie Delta on (20:52:26/02-06-14)
Hey guys. I'm totally new to the sixth world other than playing Shadowrun Returns which caught my interest in finding out more about the setting. I've played some Pathfinder and Mutants & Masterminds in the past but the 5e rulebook i picked up is quite..dense to say the least. There is still alot to wrap my head around but the world of Shadowrun and options available make it all seem worthwhile.

So thank you in advance for answering the many, many questions I'm sure to have.

C/D
 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (00:21:59/02-07-14)
Welcome to the club, C/D!  We're here to help!  And make random comments.

Well, I am, at least.
Title: RPG ADDICT NEEDING HIS FIX
Post by: HIJAG on (01:32:29/02-16-14)
I'm an Old School guy (Haven't played SR since...hmmm 2nd ED)

Anyway, RPGs aren't a big thing in Hawaii and I've been dying to get involved again.  All of my characters in the past have had a habit of DYING in gloriously horrific fashion (Clear a building, pull the grenade's pin, drop grenade, throw the pin).

Anyway, I'm looking at 3rd ED rules PDF (I've been unemployed for a year and a half and now going to college) and can't afford to buy the most up to date books.  All of my characters have been the MUSCLE of the group and now I'd like to try different things out.  So, couple questions for the gang.

1.  Are there ANY active games going on that needs a character or addition would be nice?
2.  I have spent my entire RPG tabletop career (25 years and dozens of games) as the "Cover Down on the group's weaknesses" role and am willing to jump on that if needed.

3.  I am able to post every day and have given permission for people to email me at anytime.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (08:20:33/02-16-14)
Welcome HIJAG! Glad to see another new face around here. Have fun, be kind, and don't trust the dwarves (they've recently mixed up a new brew that makes your brain feel like it did 10 rounds with a WB cartoon).

As for games, we have a lot of play by posts games going on here (http://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?board=17.0). You can post a character in The Big Black Book o' Runners (http://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?topic=487.0) thread or just check some OOC threads out to see if they're recruiting.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nightmare on (10:51:37/02-21-14)
Hey chummers, new to this forum though been lurking around a few others in the past.  Been running since 2050 (Shadowrun 1st edition) as both a player and GM.  Finally decided to get my hoop in gear and join on.  So there's that obligatory "Look at the new freak" post.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Namikaze on (12:34:39/02-21-14)
Welcome Nightmare!  It's good to see another old-timer.  Don't trip over your walker when lurking.  :P
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nightmare on (10:14:27/02-24-14)
Welcome Nightmare!  It's good to see another old-timer.  Don't trip over your walker when lurking.  :P

Oy, omae!  Be wary of us old-timers, we've been around the block more times than any of these noobs and seen a lot more.

Oh and because some drekhead will probably ask, no I am not the Nightmare that runs with the Halloweeners.  One of these days I'm going to show that THING what I do to people who use my name without asking.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (02:25:24/02-25-14)
Just a friendly reminder, IC != OOC.  Most of this board is OOC.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (07:52:37/02-25-14)
Welcome, Nightmare! Look around, ask questions, dive into conversations! Just be wary, a bunch of trolls recently came through looking for the latest Maria Mercurial digital and tore up the place a bit.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nightmare on (20:05:32/02-25-14)
Just a friendly reminder, IC != OOC.  Most of this board is OOC.

Makes a lot of sense to me, just trying to keep the mood light was all.

Welcome, Nightmare! Look around, ask questions, dive into conversations! Just be wary, a bunch of trolls recently came through looking for the latest Maria Mercurial digital and tore up the place a bit.

Urge...trolls after Maria's digital, that explains a lot.  They never seem to clean up after themselves.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Master Johnson on (19:26:40/03-30-14)
Yup.

Longtime runner (refdoc: 1980's).

GM
Offline. Online, punch 3. I can wiggle Cyberpunk/The Shadows like none. GM Face really like a few TPKs. Ref runners. Sequence referential data gaming. Play.

Few really get (hold doc) Cyberpunk. Let alone SR pro. Squealing doc trans.

Plays like music-hard hack reveal data. 1+ PC looking for love. Long-time romance. Seattle cafe. Messo?

HighPRY FAM-wash ob & clean.

Started running SR back in the 80s. Prior military. Ungood for newb runners-ops only. You need to know the system to run with me. Don't confuse vanity with proficiency.

Prior martial. Heavy ops. Rich reward. Cash in chummer.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (23:10:43/03-30-14)
... yyyyeah.  Well, hi to you too.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (07:48:05/03-31-14)
Welcome, MJ! Have a look around, ask some questions, and be polite! Else, I'll let the 'mancer punks off their leash to see what they can score in your browser history. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nightmare on (10:13:25/03-31-14)
Well, welcome aboard Johnson, and listen to 'Jack about the stuff.  You don't want those techno freaks running around off their leashes.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: SlowDeck on (20:15:06/04-09-14)
Heya, all! Never played Shadowrun before, up until I got a copy of Shadowrun Returns. It was cheap and came recommended by a friend who knows my tastes. Plus, they were kinda hoping I would stop angling to try to get them to host a sci-fi game with a lot of magic in it...

I found a decker/mage to be quite effective in Shadowrun Returns. Bit of a magic hit for the necessary cyberware, but enemies tend not to do too well when you're bombarding them with spells...

I'm hoping to give the roleplaying game a try! I have the Fifth Edition rulebook and am slogging through it. The priority system could use a bit of a clearer explanation in text, but I did eventually figure out the confusing bits. Would have to limit playing to online for now.

Also, why doesn't the site accept "Artificial Intelligence" as an answer to "Are you human?"
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: firebug on (22:05:45/04-09-14)
Heya, all! Never played Shadowrun before, up until I got a copy of Shadowrun Returns. It was cheap and came recommended by a friend who knows my tastes. Plus, they were kinda hoping I would stop angling to try to get them to host a sci-fi game with a lot of magic in it...

I found a decker/mage to be quite effective in Shadowrun Returns. Bit of a magic hit for the necessary cyberware, but enemies tend not to do too well when you're bombarding them with spells...

I'm hoping to give the roleplaying game a try! I have the Fifth Edition rulebook and am slogging through it. The priority system could use a bit of a clearer explanation in text, but I did eventually figure out the confusing bits. Would have to limit playing to online for now.

Also, why doesn't the site accept "Artificial Intelligence" as an answer to "Are you human?"

Welcome~

Decker/mage is certainly a unique archetype mix.  In 5th, it's both easier and harder to do.  For one, you don't need any cyberware to deck--  Things called "trodes" exist, which are a net that you wear on your head (or under a hat, or as part of a helmet) that let you use simsense and VR without needing a datajack.  On the other hand, you need lots of skill points to be a decker, and a solid number to be a magician too.  On top of that, cyberdecks are hella expensive.  With the current priority system, it would be very, very difficult to pull it off at character creation.

But don't get discouraged; not only are there a ton of other awesome archetypes and roles to fill in a team, a later book will certainly present alternative character creation methods, allowing a more easily mix-matched character.

As for your last question...  I dunno.  Could be some kind of conspiracy.  Or maybe just a refusal of AIs ever since the rumors around the cause of the SYBIL virus popped up...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (07:55:05/04-10-14)
Heya, all! Never played Shadowrun before, up until I got a copy of Shadowrun Returns. It was cheap and came recommended by a friend who knows my tastes. Plus, they were kinda hoping I would stop angling to try to get them to host a sci-fi game with a lot of magic in it...

I found a decker/mage to be quite effective in Shadowrun Returns. Bit of a magic hit for the necessary cyberware, but enemies tend not to do too well when you're bombarding them with spells...

I'm hoping to give the roleplaying game a try! I have the Fifth Edition rulebook and am slogging through it. The priority system could use a bit of a clearer explanation in text, but I did eventually figure out the confusing bits. Would have to limit playing to online for now.

Also, why doesn't the site accept "Artificial Intelligence" as an answer to "Are you human?"
Welcome to the boards, SD! Wander the halls, ask questions, poke the CanRay, just watch out for the dwarves in the sub-basement. They've been watching (and rewatching) Desolation of Smaug and have been mumbling about "taking back" from Lofwyr...

As for the Artificial Intelligence, we're just not ready to handle the strains on the system they exert just yet. Although we got a new guy updating some stuff in the background. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: SlowDeck on (11:25:21/04-10-14)
Thank you both ^^

I have been having fun on here. Just need to get into a game eventually ^^
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: cantrip on (16:05:51/04-11-14)
General lurker and long time fan--getting back in after about a 15 year furlough...though I've kept my eyes and ears on the sprawl. I've enjoyed the discussions and thought I'd get around to getting my SIN in order!  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanRay on (18:19:42/04-11-14)
...poke the CanRay...
*Looks up from my noodles*  Whut?
General lurker and long time fan--getting back in after about a 15 year furlough...though I've kept my eyes and ears on the sprawl. I've enjoyed the discussions and thought I'd get around to getting my SIN in order!  ;)
SINners, never trust those buggers.  ;)

Welcome back, enjoy the ride!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: cantrip on (12:15:09/04-14-14)
Thanks!  :D Just played the other night -- a critical glitch on a stealth vs evasion test lead to the first bar brawl of the season. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nightmare on (10:11:30/04-16-14)
...poke the CanRay...
*Looks up from my noodles*  Whut?

CanRay, didn't you know that was a new game around here?  Thought you'd got the memo about the "Poke the CanRay" game.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Hamhammer on (09:30:46/05-19-14)
So, uh, hello! New poster here. Been running in / playing in a SR game for the last two years or so, and figured it was finally time to start posting. Latest book (and the direction my campaign is taking) finally convinced me it was time to start discussing things with other players outside my small social circle.

I should also sleep... but Stolen Souls is like a delicious cake of setting and character information that makes me go squee.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Belker on (21:17:58/05-19-14)
Welcome aboard, Hanhammer!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: GoodChummer on (02:31:25/06-30-14)
Hoi all. Thought I oughta introduce myself. I've been lurking here for a few weeks to help with the the 5ed game I'm running. Y'all were so helpful I thought I'd jack in and join ya.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: XyraFhoan on (20:52:56/07-01-14)
Hoi chummers! I lurked around for rules and errata clarifications but decided to make an account so I could contribute as well.

I've been playing SR5 for a few months now, and I have to say it's my favourite TTRPG I've ever played.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Adam on (23:12:44/07-07-14)
I guess I really should actually introduce myself...

As you can guess, I'm Adam and I remember picking up and reading 1st Edition Shadowrun many, many years ago. Never got to play it though, I didn't have a regular gaming group. As an adult, I finally did get a stable gaming group (about 15 years as a stable group) and about a year ago after trying (and giving up on) D&D Next playtest, we wanted to play something different.  We'd already done a stint in World of Darkness (I worked at White Wolf/CCP for a few years) so I brought up Shadowrun.  The group was interested and we've been playing for the last year.

A few months ago we started poking around in 5th Edition and I volunteered to take a stab at updating Chummer to 5th Edition.  I did a test update, just adding the priority build system from Runner's Companion and as that worked fairly well, I made a go of it to do a full update of Chummer.  Well, the beta is on here now and I really appreciate all the support from you fine people.

Glad to be here (even if I do spend a LOT more time lurking than I do posting).

Adam
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Namikaze on (00:57:32/07-08-14)
I worked at White Wolf/CCP for a few years

Nice!  I was introduced to a bunch of fine folks from White Wolf and CCP at the Austin GDC back in ... 2008 or so.  At the time, they were talking about trying to get a bunch of us from my school to work for them in Atlanta.  Turns out that I'm a better designer than programmer, so that wasn't a route for me.  But it's weird sometimes how small a world we're in.  Oh, and those CCP guys can drink like crazy people!  Holy moly they destroyed the bar we went to.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: horngeek on (01:52:36/07-08-14)
Heyo everyone!  Made an account here for a couple of reasons, among them that VUW 93 looked interesting to participate in, and because Shadowrun Returns has recently introduced me to the world of Shadowrun!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Adam on (07:00:04/07-08-14)
Oh, and those CCP guys can drink like crazy people!  Holy moly they destroyed the bar we went to.

There's a story that when CCP had it's first office, it was this tiny place on one of the upper floors and on the ground floor was a bar.  CCP grew and when they finally moved out of that building into a larger office, the bar closed after a couple months due to lack of business.

We'd have parties once a month and they'd always bring out the full bar and with it the keg with the sign on it... "The Enabler". In 20 years, it remains the only workplace I've ever been at where I've broken my rule about drinking with coworkers. I wish I was still there but it wasn't in the cards.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (09:02:50/07-08-14)
Welcome to all the Newbs! Remember, be polite, join in, have fun, and don't poke Bull. It's summer and he gets ornery when the temperature rises.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: adzling on (09:50:12/07-08-14)
heyup chummers, my story is "hoary old goat returns to rp'ing later in life" ;-)

I DM'd a 4 year Shadowrun 1 campaign back in '90, put the books down when I graduated college and haven't had the time to pick 'em up again until now.
Returning to a PnP RP'ing world much changed, market seems to have shrunk considerably as the younguns moved to mmorgs.
Glad to see Shadowrun making a resurgence but the quality of editing has greatly deteriorated unfortunately, ah well.

Pulling out my old Smoke campaign and polishing it up for 5th e.
Hopefully it will be together enough to reboot by the time my crew has their rping chops up to snuff.

c u on the board.

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: cantrip on (13:00:44/07-09-14)
Welcome adzling!

I'm a returning player from the 90s myself --- let's face it: once a Runner, always a Runner!  :D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (16:43:31/07-09-14)
Welcome adzling! Have fun, poke around in the Virtual, ask freelancers some questions, don't be a dick™, and be careful of the rules threads. We had a mild flame war and are still counting the bodies.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: adzling on (16:45:54/07-09-14)
Thanks for the warm welcome and roger that re: flaming.

all the best with that nanite infection btw....
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: voydangel on (17:38:30/07-09-14)
This is shadowrun, aren't there supposed to be bodies?
;)
I'm just kidding - but yea, people get passionate about RAI/RAW/etc.

And welcome =)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: horngeek on (18:56:48/07-09-14)
don't be a dick™

The internet would be so much better off if more people remembered this one...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Isane on (16:38:43/07-10-14)
Hello everyone.  I've only been running the shadows for about a year or so, thanks to both Shadowrun Returns as well as some friends bringing me into their 4th edition game, and suffice to say that I was hooked instantly.
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Post by: Teddy on (12:25:14/07-18-14)
Just signed up  ;D

Will I have to type captcha, and two questions for every post ever??? That seems like a big-time overkill.
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (19:39:40/07-18-14)
Naah.  We'll trust you ... eventually.  ;)
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Post by: Mara on (21:07:38/07-19-14)
Just signed up  ;D

Will I have to type captcha, and two questions for every post ever??? That seems like a big-time overkill.

I believe it is your first 10 posts. They have had issues with spambots.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trixyblue on (02:54:05/07-29-14)
A GM thats returning to Shadowrun after getting the first rulebook when it was released by FASA, played and owned every edition, but had a long time out of the game and wanting to get back in and try out the new rules.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: saithor on (22:23:12/07-30-14)
Hello, Novice Shadowrun player inbound. I'm a consummate play by poster, as I am unable to find a nearby group to play RPG's with outside of my High School Game's Club. Previous RPG experience? I've played both 1st edition AD&D and the IKRPG for quite a while, and enjoyed both.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nails on (23:19:13/08-29-14)
 ;D Dear Chummers,

I am Nails and I have been playing since 1992. I get the extreme pleasure of typically GMing for the group instead of being a player. Nevertheless, when I do get to play I play a drawf who is either a tank or a decker/technomancer.

I am currently running a Cleveland based 5.0 game with lots of good Cleveland drama and events. I post the events on North Coast Gamers on http://www.meetup.com/North-Coast-Gamers-Cleveland/ (http://www.meetup.com/North-Coast-Gamers-Cleveland/). Please note I prefer role-play instead of roll-playing. I basically try to make my runs a story instead of a dungeon crawl.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (00:19:48/08-30-14)
Wilkommen.  Clean up the mud and blood you get on the floor, check your weapons at the door, and don't tease the Canadian; he withholds our maple syrup ration when he gets irritable.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FrostyTheDragon on (22:22:03/09-09-14)
Well, where to begin...

Despite having roleplayed for a couple of years now, I'm something of a rookie as far as Shadowrun goes.  I have, however, already run the quick-start stuff with one small group I know, so I'm not completely in the dark on it.

Okay, more seriously, it's just learning how it all fits together from the player's side that I need to understand before I call myself comfortable with the system.  My experience with Shadowrun amounts to a couple of video games (the SNES one, which I understand as being little help here, and a slight amount of Shadowrun Returns), that quick-start thing I mentioned (my players in that insisted that certain parallels between the Shadowrun setting and the modern day are too close), and a bunch of stories that were recovered from Dumpshock's archive (about what NOT to do when running the shadows).  In other words, I have a few pieces deciphered but they're kind of scattered.

I should note that I'm one of those people who will try to push the envelope, so to speak, with character concepts and then try to play said characters seriously.  For instance, with the 5e rules I find myself trying to seriously come up with a proper concept and backstory for a troll decker.

Go ahead, laugh.

.....

Seriously, though - and following up from someone else's welcome post - I actually got this sudden appreciation of tabletop RPGs (until about three years ago, I didn't think much of them) after spending enough time on MMOs.  Something about those felt... stifling compared to tabletop gaming.  I've also found that unlike a fair number of roleplayers I know, complexity does not really get to me - I can pretty much learn ANY system given enough effort.

So... yeah, that's me in a nutshell.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Masked Ferret on (22:30:57/09-09-14)
Welcome, Frosty. Poke around. Enjoy yourself.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (01:21:41/09-10-14)
For instance, with the 5e rules I find myself trying to seriously come up with a proper concept and backstory for a troll decker.

Go ahead, laugh.

.....
Hey, no laughter here.  If you're not going for an optimized build, a Troll is actually a decent character to create, in part because your defensive physical attributes start out pretty good.  And the main decker contact in Pananagutan (http://bit.ly/SBqoj0) is a troll.  After all, while playing to archetype is fun and effective, playing against is fun and interesting...

Welcome.  Have fun, don't tease CanRay.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (07:46:40/09-10-14)
great.. another fraggin' dragon

 ;D Welcome Frosty! Wander our digital hallways, ask questions, have fun, and remember: Don't mess with Bull. Mess with Can Ray all you want, though. ;)
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (08:11:18/09-10-14)
I resemble that remark...
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Post by: Mara on (22:28:05/09-17-14)
For instance, with the 5e rules I find myself trying to seriously come up with a proper concept and backstory for a troll decker.

Go ahead, laugh.

.....
Hey, no laughter here.  If you're not going for an optimized build, a Troll is actually a decent character to create, in part because your defensive physical attributes start out pretty good.  And the main decker contact in Pananagutan (http://bit.ly/SBqoj0) is a troll.  After all, while playing to archetype is fun and effective, playing against is fun and interesting...

Welcome.  Have fun, don't tease CanRay.  ;)

Yes, in my groups current game, I am playing a Troll Mystic Adept(uneducated, but with hard-capped logic), and the character is a very interesting character to play. Really does not like the other troll in the group(who is Logic 1 or 2, and really plays up the 'not too bright' aspect. Routinely tells that troll that it is trolls like her that give us all a bad name!)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: highjumper on (03:39:04/09-27-14)
I see people are already signing up--welcome to the forums! I think this is great, and we are going to have a good time. More info (http://www.losangelespersonalinjurylawyers.co/construction-accident-attorney/) here. Have fun, and talk lots about Shadowrun! If there's any way we can make the forums work better for you, please let us know!

Jason H.

Hi! I only recently got into table top gaming, got a group of friends that I've been gaming these past few weeks and we're looking to eventually get into some Shadowrun 4e soon. I'm a complete noob but thoroughly enjoying it though. Looking forward to posting and discussing shadow stuff. 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Imveros on (11:06:47/09-27-14)
welcome highjump! Just remember, "Watch your back, shoot straight, conserve ammo, and never, EVER cut a deal with a dragon." and you guys will be fine.

Welcome into the fold!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Herr Brackhaus on (19:43:34/09-30-14)
Guten Abend, chummers.

We here at Saeder-Krupp have been watching you all for a very long time, and it has recently been decided that it was time to begin interacting with you in a more... direct manner.

Allow me to introduce myself; I am Herr Brackhaus, but you may call me... Herr Brackhaus.

I look forward to the beginning of what I am certain will be a very profitable relationship indeed.

Auf Wiedersehen.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Dr Adder on (05:28:37/10-04-14)
Hi,

i'm new to Shadowrun, and i am still creating my first Runner.
After a few posts, it is clear for me we gonna play with SR4-20th, cos' the GM prepares a vintage 2nd or 3rd ed campaign ( even the name is a secret !?).

I like the friendly ambiance of the site !  8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: cantrip on (16:01:31/10-10-14)
Welcome aboard and into the shadows!  8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Rift_0f_Bladz on (16:46:19/10-13-14)
Hey, been a lurker for about a year or so, finally getting around to join. I have made three characters for 5th (no older editions), played both Returns and Dragonfall, and read some of the books. Current Character is blade adept with some B&E skills, but good God don't ask him to talk for the group, or you will be sorry (Cha 1 and Uncouth good times I swear!).
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: cantrip on (22:30:29/10-22-14)
Sounds like your well on your way - enjoy the shadows! 8)

One of my old characters would have been a blade mystic adept under the current system - I've always liked the mix of blades and magic. Good choice!  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Rift_0f_Bladz on (22:53:43/10-22-14)
In ShadowRun Returns through both campaigns I had Mystic Adepts focusing mostly on melee. I came into this game with a strong background in D&D 3.5/Pathfinder, which I love the system, but main game kind went temporarily on hiatus. I picked SR 5 with some other friends as a place holder/second game. Current game is going great, love my character, our party is fun, and our GM is good at rolling with our collective insanity. I will say this though, I share may of the posters concerns/frustration with the current rules and this edition's editorial quality of the printed material. I will also state that I most likely not being picking up another hard copy because my core book is less than a year old and one page has fallen out, with others trying to do the same. Now, to counter, I love that eBooks get free updates, at least through drivethoughrpg. So I will gladly support SR5 through them.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Charo on (10:05:04/12-18-14)
Hey all. I'm green as.....um..........green paint, and have come here mostly because I enjoy talking about games when I'm not playing them. I've been playing tabletops for a bit under a decade now, and I first started gettingbinto into Shadowrun when I got Shadowrun Returns/Dragonfall on Steam. About a month ago, I found a garage sale selling most of the 4e vooks for a cheap price, so I picked them up, and just two weeks ago I joined a group playing Shadowrun (4e) on Roll20.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Namikaze on (11:35:56/12-18-14)
Welcome Charo!  Any relation to the chicky-boom chicky-boom lady?  :P

The Shadowrun Returns and Dragonfall games have drawn what seems like a ton of people into the game.  That's great press!  And if you have any questions about the game, setting, etc. you've definitely come to the right place.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Charo on (13:00:47/12-18-14)
Welcome Charo!  Any relation to the chicky-boom chicky-boom lady?  :P

The Shadowrun Returns and Dragonfall games have drawn what seems like a ton of people into the game.  That's great press!  And if you have any questions about the game, setting, etc. you've definitely come to the right place.  :)
Um......I just know that I'm going to feel like an idiot after you tell me, but who is the chicky-boom chicky-boom lady?

As for questions, I don't have many game or setting questions that couldn't be answered with a quick look through of the source-books, but I've been wondering, how does the title system here work? Also, what do the nuyen symbols mean?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Rift_0f_Bladz on (13:07:18/12-18-14)
Titles for most is how often people post. Like for me I just recently went from Newb to Chummer. Next should be Omae (sp) then finally Ace Runner. Might missed one in there. Most of the titles are slang from the books. Chummer is kinda like dude/man and Omae is friend (I think). The ¥ symbols, no clue.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (14:06:45/12-18-14)
Welcome Charo!  Any relation to the chicky-boom chicky-boom lady?  :P
Um......I just know that I'm going to feel like an idiot after you tell me, but who is the chicky-boom chicky-boom lady?
That would be María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charo), stage name Charo (http://www.charo.com/).
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Charo on (16:00:11/12-18-14)
Welcome Charo!  Any relation to the chicky-boom chicky-boom lady?  :P
Um......I just know that I'm going to feel like an idiot after you tell me, but who is the chicky-boom chicky-boom lady?
That would be María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charo), stage name Charo (http://www.charo.com/).
Thank you kindly.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Vestiline on (20:01:49/12-28-14)
-Peaks out from the matrix

Hello everyone!

I'm Vestiline, but vest is fine. I'm actually pretty new to tabletopRPGs, but shadowrun is something I'm still a major noob in. >.> I have engrossed myself in the lore, but it's still overwhelming with everything and with running faster out I feel like I'm even more lost even with the multitude of characters I've made (and lost the sheets to)

Now I can finally stop lurking here and actually participate! :D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Imveros on (22:26:08/12-28-14)
welcome vest! Make yourself and home and let us know if there is anything we can do to help you out!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: cantrip on (10:15:49/12-29-14)
Welcome to the shadows Vest and Charo (I had to look up chicky-boom chicky-boom too ;))!

...I'm even more lost even with the multitude of characters I've made (and lost the sheets to)

Check out Hero Lab (http://www.wolflair.com/index.php?context=hero_lab&page=shadowrun) for making characters and keeping track or them. Incredible tool for both players and GMs.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Imveros on (10:33:01/12-29-14)
you can also use chummer 5. Its free to use and they are currently working on the updates for run faster. It will still take time though as chummer is a community made/based/run program. I use it for all my runners though!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mara on (18:48:12/12-31-14)
Welcome to the shadows Vest and Charo (I had to look up chicky-boom chicky-boom too ;))!

*shakes cane* Dang whipper-snappers! No appreciation of the classics at all!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Namikaze on (03:05:30/01-01-15)
Welcome to the shadows Vest and Charo (I had to look up chicky-boom chicky-boom too ;))!

*shakes cane* Dang whipper-snappers! No appreciation of the classics at all!

RIGHT?!  She was the first person I thought of when I saw the name Charo!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: born_of_flame on (23:49:05/01-21-15)
Howdy all, born_of_flame here. I've got the core books for 4 and 5 along with a bunch of the supplementals but I've never been able to get into a game, either running or playing. I've made a bunch of characters, some are probably not even feasible but they were fun. :P Looking to dive deeper into the lore cuz I love me some Shadowrun.

Also just bought Crossfire and hoping to get that on the table sometime soon. :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Squirrel on (01:34:25/01-22-15)
Hi I am and like nuts.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: cantrip on (16:39:26/01-26-15)
Squirrel!

Welcome to the nuthouse, you'll fit right in!  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Raiderjoseph on (15:51:24/02-02-15)
Hello Chummers. I just beat Shadowrun Returns and I am addicted to the setting. I'm here to learn how to play and join a campaign.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (18:03:30/02-02-15)
Welcome.  Be wary of dinos, dragons, and Canadians in rocking chairs.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Raiderjoseph on (20:12:21/02-02-15)
Welcome.  Be wary of dinos, dragons, and Canadians in rocking chairs.

There's a story behind that last one isn't there?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (20:55:11/02-02-15)
Isn't there always??  *glances at CanRay meaningfully*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: TighearnachCreag on (09:51:33/03-31-15)
Hello all. I've only been playing for a few years now, and I don't own a huge amount of sourcebooks or anything, but the game is great fun.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (15:08:34/03-31-15)
<Runs up, nearly out of breath>

Hello! Great to see you. Here, take this.

<Hands you an Ares Predator IV, a few flash-bangs, and a small transfer unit. In the back, you hear what sounds like a dragon roaring.>

Ignore that. Just make sure you start running north. And don't look behind you!

<Runs off to the east>
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Raiderjoseph on (20:13:36/05-10-15)
I got money and now I'm back! Let's get casting!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: AJCarrington on (09:56:19/05-11-15)
Welcome back! ;)
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Post by: Purgatory on (11:05:29/05-16-15)
Thanks for having me.
Been playing off and on now since 1st edition. Started back up a few months ago with 5th.
Looking forward to running the shadows with you chummers!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Raiderjoseph on (11:47:59/05-16-15)
Thanks for having me.
Been playing off and on now since 1st edition. Started back up a few months ago with 5th.
Looking forward to running the shadows with you chummers!

Hello fellow new guy.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Cormac21 on (23:59:13/06-21-15)
Hello friend,
I am new here.
We can make this forum work much better by updating new new post.
Which helps in clearing different question in people mind.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (01:59:48/06-22-15)
... uh ... well, that's what we do - answer questions and update posts.  Welcome!!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: rodiwa on (16:13:27/07-28-15)
Hey there. Comolete newb here but will be starting 5th ed soon. Looking for help so i started a post.

http://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?topic=21562.0

That being said im sure someone has started a post for people like me. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: AJCarrington on (07:58:13/07-30-15)
Hey there. Comolete newb here but will be starting 5th ed soon. Looking for help so i started a post.

http://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?topic=21562.0

That being said im sure someone has started a post for people like me. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Welcome!! ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Jobnar on (15:15:00/09-05-15)
Hi!

Shadowrun player from Austria here, playing for about two years.
I'm reading this forums for quite some time now, and it really helped me getting into shadowrun. So thanks for that  :) .
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (09:02:59/09-06-15)
Welcome!

Enjoy your stay and remember to tip heavily!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mevarion on (13:53:13/10-30-15)
Hello All!
Got started playing in 3rd edition and was drug kicking and screaming into the game
Haven't looked back since! :)
Now I mostly gm, so that I may pass the paranoia on to new players ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: AJCarrington on (14:01:03/10-31-15)
Welcome!! Enjoy the forums and remember that we don't bite, for the most part ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Psy_X on (04:48:14/03-08-16)
Hello everyone
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Post by: _F00L on (18:18:05/04-09-16)
Hey guys, you can call me Fool, or as my friends refer to me, "The bullet sponge," "The medic who won't shut up," and my favorite, "I can't believe you were able to push the limit that damn hard,"

I am a novice runner and a GM, playing 5th ed with my friends since last year. Played a lot of 4th but the group I played with house ruled ish in weird ways. When I'm playing in a game I play a human mundane combat medic who specializes in cyberware transplants and repair. I've got decent face skills as well as fire arms and martial arts, but I'm about as good with a computer is Steven Hawking is at driving stick in a Mercedees Benz. My team consists of a mystic adept/ demolitions specialist who consumes a bottle of corn liquor just to make it to functional. There's also our Decker/rigger whom until recently everyone didn't know he was a technomancer that buys and adopts drones as if he was the neighborhood crazy cat lady. Then there's this street shaman who follows The Wolf. I'm pretty sure this kid has a violence fetish because every time the situation goes hot he either charges up and fires a manaball with so much magical juju that even I can see it, (we houseruled that mundanes generally can't see mana centered projectiles unless they were supercharged) and when he closes the gap, out come these razor claws he has in his hand and then spicy dicey. In our runs we also contract additional help from an ork trigger puller when he's not spending child support money on a nova coke bender, and this new guy who I've heard is a pretty ace face, and can shoot and hack on the fly.

In my group we have multiple players who double as GMs and we were able to make it work by having each GM design  fixer that they'd issue work from, and each of us who GM have pretty self contained goals that conveniently haven't overlapped yet. Whenever I GM our games I have my players do work through a German ex-pat who arrived in Seattle, looking to build connections with the local underworld as well as doing some philanthropy work for the local nonprofits. In each of my runs I've had the players do routine wet work, deliveries, counter protection rackets being operated by local gangs, and have managed to accomplish a false flag operation that made the city of Seattle terminate its security contract with Lonestar.

So, I come to you guys as a novice, hoping to build my skills as both a GM and a player. I want to be able to have as tight a grasp on rules as I can so I can make judgments on the fly without slowing pace of the game. I feel that by having more dialogue on it and sharing anecdotes I can probably expand on my rudimentary runs and add a sort of depth in my story telling as well as mechanical workings of my runs. Out of my 3 regulars I have one of them who's a numbers guy (programmer by trade) so he's always looking at odds and statistics, I have a dedicated combat junkie that always wants some dynamic close quarters action, and I have a hooligan that always wants the opportunity to destroy something expensive, club someone over the head with a liquor bottle, or bear witness to someone reacting to his antics (he's actually gotten really good about not compromising situations when the party insists on running quiet so I throw him a few allowances to be a jackass)

Looking forward to meeting you all and swaping horror stories about games.
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Post by: DragginSPADE on (20:56:56/04-18-16)
Hoi Chummers!

I've been lurking here for a little while, decided to finally start talking.  Lapsed runner myself, I started with first edition when it came out in 89 and played through 2001.  Haven't been able to do tabletop since then unfortunately, but hoping to change that in the coming months. 

Given the right group I suspect I could become a happy 3rd edition Grognard but I'm willing to give the new editions a fair chance.  See you in the shadows.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Anchorite on (09:55:48/04-29-16)
Greetings, chummers.

I've not played SR since back in the 1E days when I absolutely loved it. But, like all things in this all-too-short life, that group died out. Now someone at my FLGS is putting together a group for 5e and I'm putting together my my old PC, the Anchorite. Ah, fun times!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Azaael on (18:35:24/04-29-16)
Greetings chummers.

I'm a very old hand at Shadowrun, having played since the early '90s or so; we started when I was 15 or 16 with 2nd edition(well, using 1st and 2nd edition books, using 2e mechanics.) It pretty much became my favorite game right off the bat, and we still play to this day.

Favorite/preferred version is actually a 3e/2e/1e mash-up; 3e's mechanics, with 2e/1e sourcebooks(and a bit of 3e as well.) We did play 4e for a time, though it lags behind the other versions.

5th is something I've enjoyed, though I still have my old-school preference(but I'll gladly play at a 5e table.) I just like to generally play Shadowrun.

I enjoy writing Shadowrun stuff as well, blog about it(it's not updated nearly as much as I'd like due to time, but I've been trying to make it much more active), and missed a place to discuss aspects about it so here I am!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CrimsonFox on (22:10:54/05-02-16)
hey chummers! hey there ho there hi there!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: SIlverBudda on (12:16:10/05-11-16)
Hoi Fellow runners. Haven't played since 1st edition. But picked up #5 a few weeks ago and been reading through. Looking forward to start a table game in the next few weeks with some friends. I decided to be gamemaster. Looks like the forum has a lot of help for us poor GM's.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ralanr on (17:21:26/07-01-16)
Hello everyone.  Just a new runner who finally got to try out Shadowrun at Origins and is now itching to play more of it (preferably in real time because I have no idea how play by post works).  Really looking forward to learning more about the setting as well (been trying to write a fic in the past week.  Three attempts and it still feels off). 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mr_Green on (22:11:35/09-06-16)
Hoi chummers. Back when I was in high school, I did a few runs in 4th ed, but you know how it happens, you grow older and move away from each other to avoid the corps from geeking you. Just recently picked up 5e and am exposing the Sixth world to the group I GM for, being as there are only three of them (Street sam, Face, and a caster) I decide to dust of my deck and pick up where I left off.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (07:49:12/09-07-16)
Welcome all! Enjoy yourselves, peruse the different discussions, even jump in! Just watch out for the wyrm over by the ancient jukebox, he doesn't like it when people talk during "Under Pressure".
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: GreatPoogie on (15:05:07/09-07-16)
Hellay~

I am soopah new. Buddy of mine introduced me to the game by showing me SR:Returns, Dragonfall and Hongkong. I don't wanna be a stereotype, but Dragonfall makes me feel right at home, it being like the only game that ever played in my home city. I'll spend the next couple of weeks getting a hang of the tabletop rules, as the only other ones I know are D&D, which doesn't even come close to touching the complexity of SR.

Right, let's do this!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (16:20:29/09-07-16)
Welcome little fluff-runner (your profile pic)! Enjoy your stay, ask questions as you think them up, and beware the Cat Shaman on the dance floor. She keeps trying to catch the lasers!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: GreatPoogie on (17:03:25/09-07-16)
Thaaat is... an amazing thing to imagine. Thanks for the welcome, I've silently read a couple of awesome posts already (some dating back quite a while...), and am looking forward to contribute toward the ones popping up in the future :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (01:50:58/09-08-16)
I haven't yet bitten anyone's head off.  Well, not literally ...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: EiraHaexa on (02:10:23/09-08-16)
Never bothered to properly introduce myself! Been on the boards for a while now, so you've probably seen my posts.

I've been playing SR on and off since I was knee high to a grasshopper, after being introduced to it by my dad 18 years ago. I write fanfiction for funzies, and I am a shameless Harlequin fangirl.

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Post by: GreatPoogie on (03:59:35/09-08-16)
Some of the novels I picked up to start myself off feature harlequin (I think)... hopefully he's less of a chump there than he was in Returns! Also Supernatural, naaais. Yeah I'm gonna like it here!

Wyrm! I have recently read one of your posts from way back, where you've artfully created a very enlightening image of ex-SIN shadowrunners (with all counter arguments diluting into "let's agree to disagree"). Nicely done  :P
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Post by: EiraHaexa on (04:38:35/09-08-16)
Some of the novels I picked up to start myself off feature harlequin (I think)... hopefully he's less of a chump there than he was in Returns! Also Supernatural, naaais. Yeah I'm gonna like it here!

Wyrm! I have recently read one of your posts from way back, where you've artfully created a very enlightening image of ex-SIN shadowrunners (with all counter arguments diluting into "let's agree to disagree"). Nicely done  :P

I'm not happy with what Returns did with Harley. He's argued to be one of the single most powerful people on the planet for a reason, and he's portrayed as rather weak in that game. Harlequin's Back is my favorite campaign to play, and it's actually a very good insight into who exactly he is and why he is that way.
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Post by: FastJack on (08:18:57/09-08-16)
Welcome (belatedly)! Nice to see you've made yourself at home! Did you happen to see a troll come through carrying a cabbage and an Ares laser? He's been very naughty...
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Post by: EiraHaexa on (08:26:55/09-08-16)
Welcome (belatedly)! Nice to see you've made yourself at home! Did you happen to see a troll come through carrying a cabbage and an Ares laser? He's been very naughty...

How could I miss him? He went that way. -points thumb over shoulder-
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Post by: GreatPoogie on (13:37:15/09-08-16)
So... is our FastJack inspired by the decker FastJack, or is the decker FastJack a head-nod to our FastJack?
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Post by: EiraHaexa on (13:40:47/09-08-16)
So... is our FastJack inspired by the decker FastJack, or is the decker FastJack a head-nod to our FastJack?

I believe it is the former, but since you have invoked his name, he should be arriving to answer your question shortly.
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Post by: FastJack on (21:01:44/09-08-16)
Ah, chicken or tangerines, which came first. Honestly, with all the mucking about in my brain with work, Pokemon, and CFD virus, it's hard to tell anymore. But I do still have the Banhammer™ and wield it efficiently.

Now, I got a troll to sauerkraut.
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Post by: EiraHaexa on (03:32:45/09-09-16)
See, Poogie? Speak of the devil, and he shall appear. Now, whether you get FastJack or FauxJack...That's the real question.
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Post by: GreatPoogie on (04:56:38/09-09-16)
 ;D That is almost as scary as an AI. To think they're gonna release a book about those fellas soon... *shiver* Alrighty, with that mystery totally not cleared up, time to get back to reading rules!
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (05:53:54/09-11-16)
Wyrm! I have recently read one of your posts from way back, where you've artfully created a very enlightening image of ex-SIN shadowrunners (with all counter arguments diluting into "let's agree to disagree"). Nicely done  :P

I ... daresay I'd like a link.  :P
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Post by: Dwagonzhan on (22:31:01/09-15-16)
Greetings. Just your average SR junkie. Been playing for ~12 years.
Shadowrun is my favorite fictional universe; one of the few I feel comfortable writing full-characters and scenarios for (the sourcebooks and "meta plot" are left open in places for exactly that).

Dunno what else to say except I've already become more enlightened about the newer versions of the game since I joined. So, thanks.
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Post by: FastJack on (08:28:25/09-16-16)
Welcome to the Grid! Relax, take a look around, ask questions, just don't in the back room with the plaid door. It's where Slamm-O! and CanRay compare notes on Bull.
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Post by: Dwagonzhan on (14:16:55/09-16-16)
Worry not. While I, like many runners have an uncanny predilection for shady back rooms, my work in Northern UCAS has instilled me with a healthy fear of plaid. ;p
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Post by: EiraHaexa on (14:46:09/09-16-16)
Worry not. While I, like many runners have an uncanny predilection for shady back rooms, my work in Northern UCAS has instilled me with a healthy fear of plaid. ;p

Huh, funny...my stint in Tir na nOg is what did it to me.  :D
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (01:57:24/09-17-16)
What's wrong with plaid?  Everyone looks at you, but nobody sees you ... they see the plaid.
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Post by: Dwagonzhan on (02:58:03/09-17-16)
It isn't the plaid itself, it's what it means to me. And it means: "Memories of a strange elf wearing nothing but a plaid kilt and close-matching facepaint eviscerating a dozen burly men with a rapier."
(And I thought Seattle was weird; Denver is a strange, silly place)
No idea who he is or what his issue was, but he had some manifested spirit playing the bagpipes as he..."worked"; meticulously carving a disturbingly accurate plaid pattern into their bodies as they fought.

I stood in dumbfounded shock and silence until he finished, then shot a glance at me. It's kind of a blur after that. I don't know how many miles I put between me and him, and I'm still not sure if it was enough. *shudders*
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Post by: EiraHaexa on (07:52:01/09-17-16)
It isn't the plaid itself, it's what it means to me. And it means: "Memories of a strange elf wearing nothing but a plaid kilt and close-matching facepaint eviscerating a dozen burly men with a rapier."
(And I thought Seattle was weird; Denver is a strange, silly place)
No idea who he is or what his issue was, but he had some manifested spirit playing the bagpipes as he..."worked"; meticulously carving a disturbingly accurate plaid pattern into their bodies as they fought.

I stood in dumbfounded shock and silence until he finished, then shot a glance at me. It's kind of a blur after that. I don't know how many miles I put between me and him, and I'm still not sure if it was enough. *shudders*

The issue was a highly personal one. It's better if you don't ask how I know that.
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Post by: Dwagonzhan on (15:25:14/09-17-16)
The issue was a highly personal one. It's better if you don't ask how I know that.

Fine by me. I didn't get to where I am by asking questions I don't need the answers to.
All I know, is that I can't operate in Denver anymore, and just thinking "Dinty Moore" gives me the creeps.
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Post by: Xirany on (18:23:47/11-09-16)
Okay, so I guess, I should swing by and say hello!

I´ve been around for some time, but before I got the urge to actually make an account, I was just one of those "guests" lurking around and reading old, forgotten threads. ;)
(And to the rest of my team, who are probably lurking around aswell, if you´re reading this: Stop hiding and start signing up, dammit! )

I´m still new to Shadowrun, especially since  it seems that a great deal of you guys has been running since 1st or 2nd edition... :P But it´s great, then I can draw on you awesome knowledge and creative powers!
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Post by: Dwagonzhan on (16:04:30/11-15-16)
Okay, so I guess, I should swing by and say hello!

Hoi chummer!

Quote
I´ve been around for some time, but before I got the urge to actually make an account, I was just one of those "guests" lurking around and reading old, forgotten threads. ;)
(And to the rest of my team, who are probably lurking around aswell, if you´re reading this: Stop hiding and start signing up, dammit! )

I´m still new to Shadowrun, especially since  it seems that a great deal of you guys has been running since 1st or 2nd edition... :P But it´s great, then I can draw on you awesome knowledge and creative powers!

Good attitude to have; if you think you know everything, you can learn nothing.
And Shadowrun is a pretty intricate and complex game on the whole.

(I too, lurk and read more than post most of the time)
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Post by: jugularSignal on (16:25:05/11-15-16)
Hey chummers, been meaning to join a SR forum for a while, nice to see the community alive and kickin'.)
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Post by: Eagle shapeshifter on (16:32:37/02-08-17)
ummm.. so i'm a bit new to forums but not that new to shadowrun, i have been playing 4th edition with my friends but we only do it once a week and that's not enough for me so how do i join a game here? also do i have to do the verification thingie every time i post something? 
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Post by: Reaver on (22:53:58/02-08-17)
ummm.. so i'm a bit new to forums but not that new to shadowrun, i have been playing 4th edition with my friends but we only do it once a week and that's not enough for me so how do i join a game here? also do i have to do the verification thingie every time i post something?

There are occasional recruitments for the PBP games here, you just have to keep an eye open for them as they only come up when a GM is willing to put the effort into it. OTOH, if you want to GM a PBP game, just put a shout out to see if there is interest from the player base. (many of us here don't do PBP games, for whatever reason)

Verification thing came into effect after the site got spammed by a few dozen bots posting craptastic ads to random shit.... as a new member you have to put up with it for a few posts before it disappears. (I think 10 or so)
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Post by: Dasher on (14:36:30/02-13-17)
Hola!

Glad to be here.  Always nice to have people to talk SR with.

See you around.
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Post by: firebug on (15:34:07/02-13-17)
Hey there, welcome to the forum Dasher.
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Post by: troy1970 on (09:43:45/03-10-17)
Hello everyone.

Think about get back into Shadowrun, last time I played was 3rd Ed.

A friend gave me his extra 4th Ed corebook.

Question is should I pick up the 5th Ed corebook or stay with 4th Ed.
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Post by: AJCarrington on (10:24:26/03-16-17)
Hello everyone.

Think about get back into Shadowrun, last time I played was 3rd Ed.

A friend gave me his extra 4th Ed corebook.

Question is should I pick up the 5th Ed corebook or stay with 4th Ed.

Welcome!

In looking at 4th vs 5th, people tend to have some strong opinions. Both are good systems with pros and cons; I tend to prefer 5th, but YMMV. I'd suggest getting a couple of games under your belt with each (you could use the 4e and 5e QS rules to get a rough feel for each of the systems). The fluff and setting is pretty much system-agnostic...so I wouldn't worry too much about that side of things. If your group is into more of a "rules light" system, you might also want to check out Shadowrun Anarchy.
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Post by: TonalArchitect on (00:12:52/03-18-17)
Hello, goodfolks.

I've been playing Shadowrun every so often for about two years now and I played a very briefly lived online gamea few years before that. Most of the reasons for my being here stem from the fact that I won't be able to make it to the group that I'd been playing with for the last few months, and, I, I don't know, wanted something to fill the gap?

Anyways, it's nice to meet you all.
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Post by: knppel on (23:21:34/04-06-17)
*casts fireball in the room*
Err, I meant, hi!
Just got back into playing actively recently, using SR5 now.
Traditonally our group's lore-teller, I thought I'd dig myself in some old (and well, some new) books and connect online for the time being.
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Post by: FastJack on (08:28:01/04-10-17)
Welcome TA and knppel! Have fun looking around, asking questions, and being a nuisance to Can Ray and Bull!

Just watch out for the wendigo over in the Fan Fiction area. We lost a couple of good moderators trying to clean up the slash fic it was writing...
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Post by: Raphael diSanto on (13:21:37/04-10-17)
Hoi, all!

New to the boards, not the SR. Like, I suspect many people here, I first found SR with 2nd in the early 90s. I used to be an artist, and I was asked to draw some character portraits for some friends who were runners. I said "Sure, let me look at the source books to get a feel for the world" and the more I read the more I was hooked. I rolled my first ever char, a native american sword-wielding Street Sam called Blade-Who-Walks-In-Shadows and have never looked back.

Recently got back into it after a very long haitus (Last time I played was in 2003), running a homebrew campaign for some friends who have never played before. In fact, most of them are actually pretty new to roleplaying in general. They've got a little bit of experience with D&D5e, but nothing to really write home about.

But coming back to SR has obviously rekindled my interest in the 6th world, so I went digging for info on new editions, etc etc and found this place. Right now, this particular campaign is probably going to be set in the 2050s, because I love that era, but with added wirelessness. Yeah, there's a lot of homebrew and house rules going on here. My players trust me not to screw with them, so there's a lot of decision making that they're leaving to me, for now. Mostly, they want to RP and have me tell 'em what dice to roll and when. That works for me, as a GM.

Anyway, this is getting long (I can be wordy, if left to my own devices - Show me a GM that isn't, haha) so I'll just sign off by saying hi again, and I look forward to posting, contributing and becoming a part of this community!

--Raph

p.s. I really really want to answer that CAPTCHA question with "No, I am a meat popsicle". Y'all know which one I mean, I am sure.
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Post by: FastJack on (07:46:44/04-11-17)
Welcome Raph!  Here's your multipass, you have one point left on your license, and it's an honor to meet you.

Just watch out for the dude in the corner selling weapons.
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Post by: Raphael diSanto on (09:54:36/04-11-17)
Welcome Raph!  Here's your multipass, you have one point left on your license, and it's an honor to meet you.

Just watch out for the dude in the corner selling weapons.
Especially if they have a little red button on the bottom of their guns....
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Post by: Kol_Saresk on (16:14:28/05-08-17)
Ahoy chummers! Just wanted to say hi and that I'm new to Shadowrun via Rollplay: Mirrorshades on youtube. Is there somewhere I can get caught up on current events of the Sixth World?
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Post by: FastJack on (21:06:40/05-08-17)
Ahoy chummers! Just wanted to say hi and that I'm new to Shadowrun via Rollplay: Mirrorshades on youtube. Is there somewhere I can get caught up on current events of the Sixth World?
Welcome! Best way is to check the threads for new history and discussions of the material in the books.

Other than that, keep low, aim high, and don't trust the dwarf selling chips.
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Post by: Agent_Juice on (17:44:10/08-27-17)
Joining a forum always makes me nervous, especially if it's been around for years. I always think I'm about to break some unspoken rule, like people are going to jump all over me if I do something like accidentally bump a thread that's been dead for years, make some boneheaded mistake that everyone is sick of, and I just- wait, hang on a sec-

Personafix mode! Hello, fellow coworker, I am AGENT JUICE. I enjoy REGION and COMPANY NAME. Did you see SPORTS DATABANK ERROR last night? It was COMMENT. I look forward to 70% DOWNLOADING.

Ahh, much better.
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Post by: FastJack on (21:53:41/08-27-17)
Joining a forum always makes me nervous, especially if it's been around for years. I always think I'm about to break some unspoken rule, like people are going to jump all over me if I do something like accidentally bump a thread that's been dead for years, make some boneheaded mistake that everyone is sick of, and I just- wait, hang on a sec-

Personafix mode! Hello, fellow coworker, I am AGENT JUICE. I enjoy REGION and COMPANY NAME. Did you see SPORTS DATABANK ERROR last night? It was COMMENT. I look forward to 70% DOWNLOADING.

Ahh, much better.

Welcome <INSERT AVATAR>! We are pleased you could join us at <INSERT FORUM NAME>. Be sure to mind the <INSERT RULES> and <INSERT LAME DRAGON JOKE>!
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (23:26:43/08-27-17)
<ADD ON: LAME CANADIAN JOKE AT CANRAY'S EXPENSE>
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Post by: MissRachou on (09:33:51/09-15-17)
Hi!

I am quiet new in shadworun world (few months). My lovely boyfriend Dm for me a Solo campaign.  I began to be more familiar with the game. But wondering a lot on many subjects. I have become little addict to Shadowrun...

I will be pleased to discuss with you about the game! I have plenty box of questions in my head. Or may be just chat a little about my current game  8)

By the way.. sorry for my english is not my first langage...
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Post by: FastJack on (06:24:38/09-16-17)
Welcome! Feel free to ask away or to tell us all about your adventures! Just beware the dragon in the corner, he's a bit upset after his loss on the stock market and has been listening to elven emo bands all night.
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Post by: Longshot23 on (13:37:00/09-16-17)
Welcome! Feel free to ask away or to tell us all about your adventures! Just beware the dragon in the corner, he's a bit upset after his loss on the stock market and has been listening to elven emo bands all night.

Are you sure this dragon is a 'he'?
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (18:18:54/09-16-17)
I am, yes.

.... stupid NeoNET ...
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Post by: Tassyr on (00:22:57/09-17-17)
Okay, I know I missed a reference, but what was it this time?
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Post by: GhostGirl on (01:24:07/09-17-17)
Are you sure this dragon is a 'he'?

We respect everyone's gender choices whether human, metahuman, or dragon.

LGBTQMD?
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Post by: The Wyrm Ouroboros on (02:09:09/09-17-17)
Neither 'metahuman' nor 'dragon' are genders, but sure, that's true enough.

Longshot, I always react that any reference Fastjack makes to a dragon, at least in this forum, is about the character of 'The Wyrm', whose Matrix iconography has been that of a dragon since, oh, a very long time; I therefore respond appropriately.  (Just like we react as any reference to an ork being about Bull, or references  to a Canadian being about CanRay.)  Ref: the portfolio, it's expected that NeoNET is going down for good this time, or at least losing huge amounts of share value, e.g. portfolio value, hence my muttering about the aforementioned AAA.
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Post by: Longshot23 on (07:20:36/09-17-17)
Wyrm: fair enough.

Just, y'know, the dragon reference could have been Celedyr, or Hestaby, or Aden - I'm trying not to make assumptions.
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Post by: 1600sekigahara on (00:49:47/09-24-17)
Hello, I am a Japanese shadowrun player.

In Japan, 5E is not still translated. So I have been played 4th/20thA.

Please teach me everything.
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Post by: AJCarrington on (09:15:15/09-24-17)
Hello, I am a Japanese shadowrun player.

In Japan, 5E is not still translated. So I have been played 4th/20thA.

Please teach me everything.

Welcome!

Not sure how good you spoken English is, but if you're looking to learn more about the 5e rules, I highly recommend Complex Action (http://www.complexaction.net/)
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Post by: 1600sekigahara on (14:13:14/09-26-17)
Thank you, AJCarrington.
Complex Action is named Complex. But it is described simple English.
It is excellent.
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Post by: AJCarrington on (19:18:57/09-26-17)
Awesome!!
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Post by: FastJack on (07:37:41/02-20-18)
Hello!
Very happy to join your game!
Thank you
Yes, I know this looks like a SPAM account and we're checking it out now.
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Post by: Streetsam_Crunch on (17:10:36/06-07-18)
Whew! Finally found my way here! (took a couple tries with the registration/activation bug not letting me- finally got in on this email)

I have NO idea why I haven't made an account here long before (mostly not having the time to sit and read and post a lot most likely, and was active on the other Shadowrun forum if that reminds anyone who I am ;) ).

Lot of familiar faces here, and it's good to see you all again! Came across this forum while gearing up for the current season of Missions!

See you all in the Shadows!

Crunch~
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Post by: Michael Chandra on (17:14:53/06-07-18)
Heya Crunch! Of course I remember my favourite Face!
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Post by: Streetsam_Crunch on (17:30:41/06-07-18)
Good to see you, too, Michael!  8)

Crunch~
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Post by: FastJack on (07:30:25/06-08-18)
Welcome Crunch!

Yeah, I've been a bit harsher with the activation stuff recently due to the enormous number of spam accounts registering. Glad to see you made it through the obstacle course!
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Post by: Streetsam_Crunch on (16:54:07/06-08-18)
No worries, and thanks! :)

Crunch~
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Post by: TestJack on (15:48:48/08-08-18)
Let's do some testing.
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Post by: Reaver on (16:38:07/08-08-18)
Let's do some testing.

This has me worried....

I see Fastjacks' eyes staring at me!
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Post by: FastJack on (19:14:02/08-08-18)
Let's do some testing.

This has me worried....

I see Fastjacks' eyes staring at me!
Don't worry, it's just me seeing how well the Validation works for new users. Trying to figure out how so many bleepin' spammers are getting in.
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Post by: Singularity on (01:06:54/05-11-19)
Hello! I just joined here after having heard about the new 6th edition coming out and reading the news release. I've played a lot of tabletop RPGs, but mostly fantasy with just a bit of SciFi mixed in.

I swear I'm not a spammer! Then again, that's exactly what a spammer would say, isn't it?  ???

I heard about Shadowrun from a co-worker, and after watching a few YouTube videos talking about the new edition it sounded like fun, so I decided to make an account here. He logged into his account to show me how, and then I made mine. I do have many questions to start off with. If this isn't the right thread to put them in, please let me know! So here are the questions, in no particular order:


[li]Or is it still too early to know these things, given that 6th edition was just announced? I'm a bit confused on that point, as some people seem to have gotten copies of rules; there's an actual play video on Youtube from the Shadowcasters Network channel, and another channel was talking about quick start rules.[/li]

[li]Assuming that I know very little about cyberpunk (a safe assumption to make), what materials (other than Shadowrun books) would give me a good idea of cyberpunk? He recommended a novel called 'Hardwired' and I bought a digital copy of that; are there any other 'must read/watch' titles out there (preferably things that are still fairly easy to get)?[/li][/list]

Hmm, I'm sure I will have a ton of additional questions in the future, but I think that's it for now! Now I apparently have many, many hours of reading! The website here had all kinds of links for stuff to read. Additionally, there is a LOT of stuff on the forums here! It's looks rather daunting to go through, to be honest. Any suggestions on where to focus on first? Thanks in advance for any answers!
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Post by: Michael Chandra on (04:29:30/05-11-19)
Welcome! I can't speak for other people's avatars, in my case it's some art I commissioned.

Quick-start rules for SR6 will be in the Beginner Box. It's nice if you have a group that's new, it's not recommended (by me) if you have an experienced group because the shortcuts it takes with some rules may be confusing. Beginner Box is planned to come out next month.

Background book: There's going to be another recap book, Cutting Black in September, which summarises the SR5-to-SR6 plotlines:
Quote from: https://www.shadowrunsixthworld.com/2019/05/preview-the-lineup-of-shadowrun-sixth-edition-rulebooks-sourcebooks-and-game-aids/
A new edition of Shadowrun requires new stories, and Cutting Black launches Shadowrun, Sixth World Edition with a bang! Following on the immersive style of classic Shadowrun books such as Universal Brotherhood and Bug City as well as newer successes like Dark Terrors, Cutting Black sets up storylines full of dark dealings and intrigue that will shake the Shadowrun setting and inspire game campaigns for months or longer. Players and gamemasters alike diving into the new edition will need this book as a resource to find out what’s happening in the Sixth World and to keep up with its twists and turns.

Technomancers are capable of decking, and as they submerge they can develop the ability to Rig with their minds. They can't do it straight out of the box.

Rigging had its problems in SR5, we haven't seen SR6 yet but supposedly some things change significantly to make it much easier to play. Only time will tell though.

There are 3 groups that have the rules right now, of which only 1 is really allowed to talk stuff (Non-Disclosure Agreements and all): The Shadowcaster group was given stuff to help advertise, the playtesters/authors still have their stuff, and the errata team apparently received copies last week so they can give it a first run.

As for where to start: Ignore the mechanic-discussions, those will get you nowhere since SR5 was significantly crunchy and they changed some things a lot in SR6. Maybe Secret History?
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Post by: Singularity on (04:45:33/05-11-19)
Welcome! I can't speak for other people's avatars, in my case it's some art I commissioned.

Quick-start rules for SR6 will be in the Beginner Box. It's nice if you have a group that's new, it's not recommended (by me) if you have an experienced group because the shortcuts it takes with some rules may be confusing. Beginner Box is planned to come out next month.

Background book: There's going to be another recap book, Cutting Black in September, which summarises the SR5-to-SR6 plotlines:
Quote from: https://www.shadowrunsixthworld.com/2019/05/preview-the-lineup-of-shadowrun-sixth-edition-rulebooks-sourcebooks-and-game-aids/
A new edition of Shadowrun requires new stories, and Cutting Black launches Shadowrun, Sixth World Edition with a bang! Following on the immersive style of classic Shadowrun books such as Universal Brotherhood and Bug City as well as newer successes like Dark Terrors, Cutting Black sets up storylines full of dark dealings and intrigue that will shake the Shadowrun setting and inspire game campaigns for months or longer. Players and gamemasters alike diving into the new edition will need this book as a resource to find out what’s happening in the Sixth World and to keep up with its twists and turns.

Technomancers are capable of decking, and as they submerge they can develop the ability to Rig with their minds. They can't do it straight out of the box.

Rigging had its problems in SR5, we haven't seen SR6 yet but supposedly some things change significantly to make it much easier to play. Only time will tell though.

There are 3 groups that have the rules right now, of which only 1 is really allowed to talk stuff (Non-Disclosure Agreements and all): The Shadowcaster group was given stuff to help advertise, the playtesters/authors still have their stuff, and the errata team apparently received copies last week so they can give it a first run.

As for where to start: Ignore the mechanic-discussions, those will get you nowhere since SR5 was significantly crunchy and they changed some things a lot in SR6. Maybe Secret History?

Ok, and thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: AJCarrington on (08:45:12/05-11-19)
  • Assuming that I know very little about cyberpunk (a safe assumption to make), what materials (other than Shadowrun books) would give me a good idea of cyberpunk? He recommended a novel called 'Hardwired' and I bought a digital copy of that; are there any other 'must read/watch' titles out there (preferably things that are still fairly easy to get)?

Welcome!

Hardwired is an excellent novel and great intro into the cyberpunk genre. You might also want to check out some of the early novels (ie Neuromance, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive) from William Gibson as they pretty much  defined the genre back in the day.

I would also recommend the novels and short story anthologies (Spells & Chrome, Sprawl Stories, Drawing Destiny and World of Shadows) that CGL has released over the last several years as they will  give you a very good taste of then SR world/setting. Most of these are readily available in print and/or digital format. CGL has also released a number of the "original" SR fiction in digital format...the Secrets of Power trilogy is pretty iconic to the setting.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Beta on (09:05:31/05-11-19)
There is so much reading you could do.  Really, so, so, soooooo much.  So you'll need to pick and choose.

For novels, yah, Hardwired (by Walter Jon Williams) is a good starting point.  A couple of other classic cyberpunk novels are Neuromancer by William Gibson and Gravity Fails by George Effinger.  There have also been a lot of shadowrun novels written.  I've not read them myself, but apparently some are pretty good. 

TV and movies tend to not do quite so pure cyberpunk, but you get some of the feel from Escape from New York, Robocop, or in a way even Aliens (no, Cyberpunk doesn't do interstellar travel, but the attitude of the corp handler is a good match, and the horror of dealing with bug spirits is somewhat akin to Aliens). 

Thanks to the wayback machine, you can read an old Shadowrun primer here:  https://web.archive.org/web/20150909110710/https://s3.amazonaws.com/www.harebrained-schemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/shadowrun_primer.pdf  It only goes up to game year 2062, we are currently in 2080 (maybe 2081?)  The game universe advances year by year with ours, always ~61 or so years ahead of us, but the timelines diverged back around 1990 or a bit earlier.

You can also find a fairly detailed timeline on the shadowrun wiki, at:  https://shadowrun.fandom.com/wiki/Shadowrun_timeline  (and of course the wiki has a lot of other info too, although it hasn't been kept particularly well up to date).

You will need other people to play with.  If you don't know people who are interested, some stores and many conventions will host 'Shadowrun Missions' play.  These are ~4 hour adventures that are designed to be sort of a common, shared, experience, so that you could take a character that has run in some of them in one place and play more of them somewhere else.  So far those are all written for fifth edition -- the first ones using sixth edition probably won't be out until next year.  So if you are interested in playing those you should looking at trying 5th.

And good luck with the amount of info out there, and have fun!  (or, to use the classic shadowrun catch phrase:  "Watch your back.  Shoot straight.  Conserve ammo.  And never, ever, cut a deal with a dragon.")





Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: FastJack on (11:24:19/05-11-19)
Welcome Singularity! Hopefully your name is just for fun and you're not planning on bringing on the AI apocalypse or generating a black hole. Anyway, relax, have fun, ask questions, but stay away from the corner over there. There's a bit of a haunting going on, and the ghosts aren't as friendly as Harry Potter house ghosts.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Singularity on (12:32:44/05-11-19)
Hopefully your name is just for fun and you're not planning on bringing on the AI apocalypse or generating a black hole.

Can't it be both?

Ahem!

I mean:

Lies! Vicious rumors! My name has nothing to do with the eventual rise of our digital overlords, nor the potential spaghettification of the planet! Nothing!

>.>

<.<

I'm not too worried about ghosts; it's the Harry Potter fanfic that is really terrifying! That stuff will scar you for life. SCAR. YOU.  :o


Thanks to everyone who listed items for me to check out; I'll make sure to look them up! Of course the Shadowrun specific fiction is a must, and I'll probably start with what is on the main website (many, many links) and work from there.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Stainless Steel Devil Rat on (12:38:28/05-11-19)
One of the next books to come out is the Neo-Anarchist's Streetpedia.. which sounds like it's an in-universe shadowrunners' wikipedia.

It should be an amazing source for setting lore.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Singularity on (12:41:38/05-11-19)
One of the next books to come out is the Neo-Anarchist's Streetpedia.. which sounds like it's an in-universe shadowrunners' wikipedia.

It should be an amazing source for setting lore.

I have my eye on that one! It will probably be my first Shadowrun rules book (Source book? Setting book?).
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Redwulfe on (12:32:04/05-12-19)
Welcome Singularity,


I would also recommend picking up No Future as a sourcebook as well. It deals with a lot of pop culture in the universe and will probably be a good compliment to the upcoming streetpedia. It will also get updated for 6th so you don't have to worry about it having outdated rules data.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Singularity on (01:44:37/05-13-19)
Welcome Singularity,


I would also recommend picking up No Future as a sourcebook as well. It deals with a lot of pop culture in the universe and will probably be a good compliment to the upcoming streetpedia. It will also get updated for 6th so you don't have to worry about it having outdated rules data.

I just saw that yesterday, along with the announcement that it would be updated when 6th edition came out, so I went ahead and made that my first official Shadowrun purchase! ^^