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Author Topic: State of Shadowrun 6e today?  (Read 4107 times)

HappyDaze

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« Reply #90 on: June 30, 2020, 08:33:14 pm »
Quote from: Omega;1137185

I miss anything?

Perhaps the part about the "Evil Japanese" megacorps. They may not have been Aztechnology, but the Japanacorps were largely depicted less favorably than several of the others.

Omega

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« Reply #91 on: July 01, 2020, 06:17:04 am »
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A fundemental problem of Shadowrun is that Corporations owning their own lands and militaries isn't a benefit to them but a massive massive drawback. Militaries are SUPER expensive and make no profit without tax subsidy.

So it exists in this state of magical realism.


Then you have no idea what some corporates are trying to pull allready. They very much can sustain it given the right circumstances.

The main factor seems to be that the company either is, or owns some sort of security or even military tech branch. Security forces can be gradually, or quickly upgraded to ever more armed units. Take that to extremes and you have the SR corps with their private security and enough deals to maintain it. Arcologies probably can through taxes or equivalent. Also keep in mind that not all the corps keep big armies. Seems only the ones that are essentially city-states field the really heavy stuff. The rest seem to have varying levels of semi-normal security buffed up for a much meaner world.

Omega

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« Reply #92 on: July 01, 2020, 06:35:55 am »
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Perhaps the part about the "Evil Japanese" megacorps. They may not have been Aztechnology, but the Japanacorps were largely depicted less favorably than several of the others.

Nope. Japanese dont count as minorities (untill its advantageous to claim so) and are white. But not. But really are!

Its a wonder SJWs can even type semi coherent sentences. Oh wait...

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« Reply #93 on: July 01, 2020, 11:43:07 am »
Don't know if it showed up here already, but these 2 SR adaptations, for The Spraw and Blades in the Dark respectively, look good. Old editions art, cyberdecks and all.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1If8nBsl73CFxyy1x951le8VNYYVL9xDr/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CJ9HPLOO8w1hVQoorKsHdEUGwJXLIpiD/view?usp=sharing

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« Reply #94 on: July 01, 2020, 12:25:34 pm »
So, where do you think Shadowrun should go, after this 6e fiasco?

I think it's time it reinvents itself in a way not so different to what D&D has been doing with later editions. If I were Catalyst I would go simple next time. Something OSR inspired (or PbtA).

Shrieking Banshee

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« Reply #95 on: July 02, 2020, 01:27:17 am »
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Then you have no idea what some corporates are trying to pull allready

I am VERY aware of what certain corporations are trying to pull which is why I know they couldn't or wouldn't if they could. Anything can be 'taken to extremes' to reach any result. But I had enough discussion of this discussion in the other Shadowrun thread.

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« Reply #96 on: July 02, 2020, 08:56:05 am »
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I am VERY aware of what certain corporations are trying to pull which is why I know they couldn't or wouldn't if they could. Anything can be 'taken to extremes' to reach any result. But I had enough discussion of this discussion in the other Shadowrun thread.


Seeing as how you're never going to address any points made directly, that's probably for the best. :D
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