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 SHADOWRUN 4ED (Starts after the holidays) 
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Post SHADOWRUN 4ED (Starts after the holidays)
Still finishing up the reading for 4ed, and browsing through which sourcebooks to use (opinions welcomed by potential players), but I want to run a game after the holidays (which means after new years). I'm a narrative GM, though shadowrun is very mission based I'll still be throwing a lot of detail and narration when possible.

I GMed Shadowrun 3ed for a few sessions before, I also have a lot of Cyberpunk sci-fi GMing experience. I'll be mixing horror, fantasy, deep sci fi, mystery, and other common and uncommon themes into the shadowrun universe in several sessions for variety (within the overal shadowrun storyline, I was a big fan of the Sega Genesis game, so I would like to stay traditional as possible).

All character types are open as of this posting. I would like players who want a long term campaign, who dont arrive late to every game, and is dependable (or atleast emails me when they cant make it, especially if we start in the middle of last weeks session, failure to comply will leave me with the impression you dropped out and I will recruit for your spot).

DAYS OPENED TO RUN THIS GAME ARE
Tues or wed or thurs or sun (sometimes I will run special RUNS on days that will not be the normal game night- it will be once a month or so, they will promise good rewards and have serious involvement with the big boys of the universe)
TIMES
6:00 -4 am EST (6pm being the earliest, 4 am being the latest I will run it, this doesnt mean the game will start at 6 and end at 4, this is my time-window for running this game)

Day and time can be voted on by potential players, obviously if more players choose a certain day and time... then that will most likely be the weekly game night.

Respond here or send me a private message. I have no nodes, if you do then please share. As of right now character type is open, and I am recruiting in hopes of finding a good mix of archetypes to stand a better chance of success. If I dont get any interest enough to form a group I will be running another game instead, so reply if interested. Game is for 5 players.


Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:09 am
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Post Re: SHADOWRUN 4ED (Starts after the holidays)
My savior! I have been scouring the web for the past two weeks trying to find a shadowrun game. I have multiple concepts waiting depending on the group composition and play style. The only day I am not available to play would be Tuesday nights.


Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:00 am
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Post Re: SHADOWRUN 4ED (Starts after the holidays)
Cool, you should briefly type what your character will be so you can have first dibs if this gets more replies. Like "Street Samuraii" or "Mage" etc., so a balanced group can start to be built.

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Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:21 pm
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Post Re: SHADOWRUN 4ED (Starts after the holidays)
Let me just repeat gmoz's comments first of all. Shadowrun games can be difficult to find. That said, I'd like to play a magician of some sort. I'll PM you a more specific concept once I put something together. Also, I'm rather new to SR4 myself, so my knowledge and understanding is purely theoretical at this point. Miight I recommend an initial pre-game session of simple combat or similar things so that everyone is on the same page concerning the rules?


Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:57 pm
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Post Re: SHADOWRUN 4ED (Starts after the holidays)
Not sure if I can commit any time to openrpg during the holidays, I wont have openrpg installed where I'm going. If something does change I'll post up. Shadowrun does tend to be a nightmare to run (as far as what 3ed was for me) so a pregame warmup would be useful.

Either way I can stil make the first run very basic, I can make it that its your very first run and you are learning the ropes so we can stop and iron out any rules for new players and it wont feel like its dragging the game.

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I have one vote for no tuesdays. Keep in mind that wed I'm only able to play late past 10pm est.


Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:50 pm
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Post Re: SHADOWRUN 4ED (Starts after the holidays)
I will probably play a face/infiltrator or rigger/heavy weapons specialist. I would have to know more about the style of the campaign and type of runners we are to pick for certain.


Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:27 pm
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Post Re: SHADOWRUN 4ED (Starts after the holidays)
Its shadowrun, running covert operations for cash. Thats pretty much the bulk of it. Runs can vary from stealing data via hacking a complex, to smuggling magical weapons from evil mages in magical forests. The whole calling contacts, talking to johnsons, looking up security and all the other shadowrun activities will be in full throttle. If I get a group that has a strength in a certain field (no hackers but alot of combat orientated characters then the game will be more combat due to lack of missing skills), so the style depends on what the players choose as character types (obviously there might be adjustments since I assume groups will be "fixed" with missions that fit their strengths.

Besides that, I would like to focus on life as a shadowrunner also, so I would like deep rp here and there, but again, it depends on the group. It wont always be about talking to a johnson and doing a mission and getting cash, that would bore me dry to run it like that constantly, so I might throw in some horror or other themes and some missions that are personal and unexpected.

Right now it seems like it will be in Seattle (based on the sourcebook), with maybe some Manhattan Rotten Apple, and other sourcebooks making some rounds in some sessions.

I follow all rulebooks to the letter and I dont use any splatbooks or other player created choices, or 3ed conversions to 4th. Anything I have the book for is legal and can be used (except for any add one rules to the 4th edition books, 4ed rules is enough reading for me, though this can be negotiated since this might change as I start to read my other books, I know any changes to martial arts from the Arsenal book will be implemented, I havent read it yet but I always like expanded martial arts).


Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:55 pm
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Post Re: SHADOWRUN 4ED (Starts after the holidays)
So what books do you have then? If anything, I'd definitely recommend taking a look through Runner's Companion as it adds a lot of character options, qualities, and Karmagen, a simply better IMO alternate creation system that tends to result in more well-rounded characters.


Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:05 pm
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Post Re: SHADOWRUN 4ED (Starts after the holidays)
I have some good GM cheat sheets and I got nodes and other SR related stuff. I ran some games for SR 4E in 2008 for CGL at Dragon*Con as well as some online play as well. I would be interested in playing. If someone needs some help or wants some basics with SR 4E you can drop me a line and I can probably give some help. I play in pbp games too, so I'm pretty familiar with it all.

I can handle just about any concept, but since someone else called for the Magician spot (actually making my first 4E mage now for a pbp game), I could go Street Samurai easily or Hacker. So put me down for Street Samurai for now.

I own like the first 6-7 books or so.

Core
Arsenal
Augmentation
Runner's Companion
Street Magic
Unwired
Runner's Havens

Also got some compatiable 3E material as well as Denver and some NY missions.

My Mondays are now open since the game I was in died abruptly. So Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays 7:30 pm EST til 11 pm EST or so are open for me, or I could do a weekend night like Sunday 7:30-11 pm EST.


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Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:09 pm
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Post Re: SHADOWRUN 4ED (Starts after the holidays)
I have those books as well, and can hook anybody up if they need them.
Are you using the original 4e book or the updated 20th anniversary edition that made some balance changes?


Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:58 am
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