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Shadowrun Campaign News with New Seattle Scream Prop (#63)

4 December, 2019

Ice skating in Seattle?My monthly Saturday learn to play / open campaign game of Shadowrun is back on track (at Tyche’s Games on every first Saturday each month, come and join in)and has successfully moved to the Sixth World Edition of Shadowrun.  To support that ongoing campaign, we have a new Seattle Scream (#63), the floating ice rink featured in the last adventure I ran.

Overall, liking the Sixth World edition, getting used to it and thinking about some small house rule tweaks to make it fit our play style better.

Other than that  Shadowrun gaming in our local group has been slow, but you can read about PinkCat’s latest adventure in NorCal here.  Hopefully once the holidays are done, we will get some more Shadowrun action going.

Photo “Ice skating” by AlisonKillilea is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

 

 

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Review – Shadowrun: No Future

2 December, 2019

No Future!Shadowrun: No Future is a sourcebook for Shadowrun and lets you know what the media landscape is like in the Sixth World of Shadowrun. It casts a wide net covering music, popular entertainment, news, sports and more. If you like this level of world building, this is the book for you, for others, there is general information on the world and run ideas but perhaps not enough to make this a required purchase.

Shadowrun: No Future, is a CyberPunk Sourcebook for Shadowrun, this particular book provides an overview of where culture is in the Sixth World, ranging from music to sports, media to fashion. The limited amount of game mechanics for the version I reviewed were for Shadowrun, 5th edition, but the cultural information is edition independent.

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December already? What happened to November?

1 December, 2019

Winter beginsWhere did the month go?

It is already the first of December and, thus, the meteorological start of Winter.  But did not November just get going?  And now it is gone.  Tempus Fugit, I guess.  December was, as you might expect, the tenth month of the Roman calendar and it is a month filled with holidays for us modern folk.

So, the themes for this month on the Sea of Stars design journal will be Winter, festivals and gift: cursed gifts, divine gifts, magical gifts or whatever else we can think up.

If there is a particular idea that those theme inspire, let me know and I will try to realize it.

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Down and Out in Taren Kost – Campaign Report Episode 13 – Blood, Iron and Acid

16 November, 2019

This takes place directly after Episode 12.

Our cast for this episode (for more information on the game background, see here):

Reed Greenbottle, Mercutio, and Skathfka.

Episode 13: Blood, Iron and Acid

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Down and Out in Taren Kost – Campaign Report Episode 12 – Blood Ties

3 November, 2019

This takes place directly after Episode 11.

Our cast for this episode (for more information on the game background, see here):

Reed Greenbottle, Mercutio, Skathfka with Agrippa off-stage as his player was not available

Episode 12: Blood Ties

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PinkCat: Running in the Shade “Two for One” (A different sort of SR campaign report)

2 November, 2019

To understand what is going on here, you had best read the first PinkCat: Running in the Shade post, but short summary, this is a campaign report for our Shadowrun campaign set in NorCal through the filter of a cartoon made by one of the team members.

Episode Forty Four: Two for One

Like this but not thisGuest Starring: Clawz, DoubleUp, Gimmick, and Tora.

The gang is asked to help out two of the students, twin ocelots as it happens, who have become estranged and bring them back together.  So, lots of comedic failed attempts to get the two back together always backfiring terribly . . . until at the end of the episode the twins bump into each other in the cafeteria line and bones over all the stupid tricks people have been trying to pull on them.  The team collapses exhausted and all’s well that ends well or something.

What really happened:

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Welcome All Hallows, October passes into November with All Saints

31 October, 2019

Kooky and OokyHappy All Hallows Day and Eve all!  Enjoy costumes, food and whatever else you and yours does on this lovely holiday!  Sadly the weather is terrible here and we will likely not see many costumes today.  November begins with All Saints Day; November is the ninth month of the Roman calendar, and -in the traditional Irish calendar- the start of Winter.   Tomorrow is also the beginning of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which I will be participating in, as usual, to spur me to write.

In light of that, and seeing no obvious theme to November I will just write about whatever inspires me.   I will keep up with the Tuesday magic items and whatever else I can fit.  However, if you have any requests, anything you would like to see or any theme you would like me to expand upon, please let me know and I will try to fit it in.

October, 2019, saw the following posts here:

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