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« Reply #585 on: <09-25-15/0640:31> »
As well, if you can read German, you could always pick up Parazoologie 2075 which Pegasus Press updated to SR5. To be honest, assuming you already have the Parazoology 4a releases, you could probably get away with lifting the stat lines and then using Google to translate any of the abilities that weren't obvious.

A compiled "paracritters" book would be awesome though. ;)

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« Reply #586 on: <09-25-15/0950:17> »
Actually a Parazoology digital series like SIF would be a great addition. Creatures of the plex. Creatures of the Pacific Northwest. Creatures of Central America. etc.

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« Reply #587 on: <09-25-15/1114:14> »
Aye, a Critters in Focus series would be nice in e-form so GM could pick up something if he is going to drop his runners in a region.
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« Reply #588 on: <09-25-15/1123:36> »
Critters in Focus

I quite like the sounds of that... :D

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« Reply #589 on: <09-25-15/1130:57> »
A 'bestiary' type source book really should be a hard copy supplement that is probably along the lines of the current core book in page count.
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« Reply #590 on: <09-25-15/1148:29> »
Critters in Focus

I quite like the sounds of that... :D

Cover art could have scope sights centered over some unusual critter charging down at the viewer. ;)

@All4BigGuns:  Personally I would LOVE one big core-sized bestiary from the get go, but I get the feeling CIF is more the style they would probably go forward on.
Of course, they could do a bit of both, where they start off with a variety of CIF series e-books and after a set period of time offer the bundle in a paperback/hardcover format containing all the series to date.

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« Reply #591 on: <09-25-15/1152:02> »
The hard copy version I would get (even if I had to wait for tax refund time), the others, I would more than likely skip entirely.

A large hard copy could not only have updates on all of the critters ever produced for the game's various editions, but could also contain a MUCH wider variety of meta-human opposition.
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« Reply #592 on: <09-25-15/1507:28> »
It's been a while, but was able to ping Jason about current projects and upcoming releases:

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Hard Targets: A Deep Shadows book focused on wetwork, with some fun assassination-themed gear and a lot of information on Havana.

Sprawl Sites: Corporate Hideouts: 8 maps and a plot hook booklet focused on corporate-themed locations to drop into any sprawl.

Rigger 5: Just what it sounds like! And years before the end of Fifth Edition …

Market Panic: The Fifth Edition corporate book. Updates on the Big Ten, some AAs, and the general chaos the corps are going through.

On the e-book side, the latest book in the Sioux Nation series, focusing on the city of Butte, will hit layout later today. Then we have a Sioux Nation adventure called Counting Coup, and a non-Sioux book detailing the city of San Francisco.

Now that the con season is done, will be looking to try and get to a more regular cadence with these updates.

I notice that the Technomancer book is not in this list. One wonders if this means it's not happening or just even further in the future.

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« Reply #593 on: <09-25-15/1524:24> »
@All4BigGuns:  Personally I would LOVE one big core-sized bestiary from the get go, but I get the feeling CIF is more the style they would probably go forward on.
Last I heard, there's supposed to be a dead-tree critter book...sometime. I've committed to write some things for it when it finally comes up in the rotation.
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« Reply #594 on: <09-25-15/1526:56> »
The hard copy version I would get (even if I had to wait for tax refund time), the others, I would more than likely skip entirely.

A large hard copy could not only have updates on all of the critters ever produced for the game's various editions, but could also contain a MUCH wider variety of meta-human opposition.

Actually a digital series could do both of those, and probably do it better. Consolidate and update known critters over a series of books that focus on an area, critter type, or something and they can be updated or changed on the fly without errata. If the series does well it could be compiled into a full size print book once a year or so. As an incentive to purchase the print book color, or additional art could be added only to that.

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« Reply #595 on: <09-25-15/1537:55> »
@All4BigGuns:  Personally I would LOVE one big core-sized bestiary from the get go, but I get the feeling CIF is more the style they would probably go forward on.
Last I heard, there's supposed to be a dead-tree critter book...sometime. I've committed to write some things for it when it finally comes up in the rotation.
Cool... killing trees AND more monsters.. who can ask for more? :)

I do like having solid books though they do tend to pile up after awhile.
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« Reply #596 on: <09-25-15/1801:30> »
@All4BigGuns:  Personally I would LOVE one big core-sized bestiary from the get go, but I get the feeling CIF is more the style they would probably go forward on.
Last I heard, there's supposed to be a dead-tree critter book...sometime. I've committed to write some things for it when it finally comes up in the rotation.
Cool... killing trees AND more monsters.. who can ask for more? :)

I do like having solid books though they do tend to pile up after awhile.

That's only a problem when you move a lot. Like I have (5 times in 8 years.) But then I can literally say, I have a Ton of books :P
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« Reply #597 on: <09-25-15/1818:23> »

That's only a problem when you move a lot. Like I have (5 times in 8 years.) But then I can literally say, I have a Ton of books :P

No, when you stay in one place for too long it become a problem too.  When you have put in all the book cases that really make sense, and the books start piling up on tables and floors anyway....  :o  (if you love books, and marry someone who loves books even more, you may or may not have children, but you will certainly have many, many, books to love .... )

On the general dead trees vs PDF issue -- personally for things with full page layout structure (like an illustration of a Barghest at the top of the page, with text and stats below, frex), I much prefer physical books.  I'm generally reading game pdfs on a laptop, where you can't see the whole page and have readable print at the same time, so you really lose the impact of the layout (I may not even loathe Street Grimoire so much if I'd bought the physical copy rather than the PDF, but hard to be certain).  On the other hand, something with many little bits of info that you might want to find quickly, PDF for the searchability. 
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« Reply #598 on: <09-25-15/2101:51> »
One thing I always liked about D&D was that in each new addition you can count on is the DM Handbook, the Player's Handbook and the Monster Manual. 

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« Reply #599 on: <09-26-15/1054:03> »
One thing I always liked about D&D was that in each new addition you can count on is the DM Handbook, the Player's Handbook and the Monster Manual.

In fairness, SR has a similar setup...core + magic + weapons + matrix + options + rigger...wish that "critters" was also in there.