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#123 - A Test of Friendship 3

I've come to realize that Shadowrun is a labor of love. I personally enjoy the setting but the rules and game mechanics can get pretty daunting at times. That being said, it's certainly not impossible and definitely worth a read-up at least. It certainly looks like Heather is getting into the swing of things! Though she might want to focus on game mechanics first...
 
sethtriggs
2020-06-03 21:10:46 
Wowww...that is a hell of a lot of work for sure. Heh I doubt I'd have enough time to play a game like that.
jim5582
2020-06-09 09:45:09 
It requires a lot of time to understand the mechanics, let alone how to create a character within the rules XD
Opus the Poet
2020-06-08 01:39:19 
As a singular data point, I made a character based on myself and projecting what I would be like in the 6th world, and everyone agreed we got it wrong 3 times before the current character. It's super hard to get a character right in Shadowrun.
jim5582
2020-06-09 09:45:23 
Ooof, believe me, I know the feeling x.x
Lysander
2020-06-09 15:09:02 
I have seen other folks reccomend Blades in the Dark as a more accessible alternative to Shadowrun. The base game is fantasy or gaslamp fantasy, but hacking in a magitek setting doesn't seem too difficult. Another alternative for heist style games is Dusk City Outlaws, which already has a cyberpunk spinoff called Neon City Outlaws.
jim5582
2020-06-09 16:45:55 
Whoa, those are some alternatives I've never even heard of! I'm gonna check those out! THank you so much!
mersharr
2020-06-11 04:06:23 
Eh, it's not THAT complicated... but then again, my friends call me the walking rulebook... If you want to see what needlessly complicated looks like, I suggest FATAL, but be warned, it has been said that just reading the book is torture (and not because it's complicated. that "game" has its reputation for a reason)
jim5582
2020-06-11 15:47:34 
Ooof duly noted. I envy you though, I wish I had a 'walking rulebook' mentality. I'm always geared up with guides and notes to help me remember how any given game works XD