You’ve probably heard of Shadowrun, the cyberpunk/fantasy RPG created by the now defunct FASA Corporation. What you may not know is that in 1997 FASA also made a Shadowrun Trading Card Game. It didn’t take long to track down a sizable quantity of cards and start hacking, rigging, gunning and ‘running.
One of my long-time favorite RPGs is Shadowrun. While I have a bunch of stuff from the first and second editions and the core book from third, it seemed like a good idea to go with the current rules set so I splurged on the 20th anniversary edition. I am happy. Guns. Magic. Mayhem.
Shadowrun is a great game, but it has its idiosyncrasies. It’s not as internally rigid as D&D or other class based systems, which is a wonderful thing, but it also means the game can be utterly broken by crafty players. Here are some tips on running a campaign and reigning in some of the more [...]
This week’s MotW might make you question the veracity of the word “miniature” in this context. Courtesy of Robot Viking contributor Billy Gibbs is this insanely elaborate model of some kind of industrial structure. This is what happens when engineering students play RPGs.
Jordan Weisman has a strange habit of utterly revolutionizing the gaming industry in incredibly profitable ways. Since founding FASA, creating Battletech, founding Wizkids and basically creating the entire genre of collectible miniatures gaming, he’s been busily forming a new company. What’s he got cooking this time? Probably not what you expect.