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Author Topic: Shadowrun by Huntdown  (Read 484 times)

KingCheops

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Re: Shadowrun by Huntdown
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2021, 11:16:14 AM »
So much of the material is a waste of time and space, because it just spends so much time fluffing itself, without describing how a player can get involved or change anything. It expects them to just be side passive observers, while the writers jerk themselves off.

Sure I can agree with that assessment.  It is honestly a FASA thing.  It was the same deal with Battletech.  They wanted to build expansive settings but didn't necessarily gear all that content to how it helps gameplay at the table.

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Re: Shadowrun by Huntdown
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2021, 12:22:27 PM »
Sure I can agree with that assessment.  It is honestly a FASA thing.  It was the same deal with Battletech.  They wanted to build expansive settings but didn't necessarily gear all that content to how it helps gameplay at the table.

I think that helps me ping exactly what the issue is: Fasa sees the corporations as the real protagonists of the setting in the same way the houses are in Battletech. But in battletech you play mercanaries or part of a military. So even if you can't win the war singlehandedly, you can contribute in a battle.
Thats what also huntdown did differently: everthing gets a ton of personality, EXCEPT for the megacorp. Because its details are not as important as the stuff you interact with.