Sixth World status

So it’s been a while, and all is quiet on the Western Front, which means I decided it was time for a bit of a status update. Shadowrun Sixth World (sixth edition, called 6w by some) has been available in PDF for a while now, and unlike 5e there’s a solid errata process underway. RPG Nights at the local FLGS (Friendly Local Gaming Story) are going well, with plenty of various open events taking place as well as hosting multiple campaigns. We now have a Discord channel and while I only host each first saturday, there’s 2 Open Events nights per month with the other saturdays being used solely for campaigns.

For Shadowrun events, we currently run Open Events with the core ruleset but using the Beginner Box characters. There’s a few reasons for that, namely awaiting errata so sample characters can be validated and fixed, and eagerly waiting for HeroLab Online to come out with their Shadowrun 6w package. Once that is out, I can run with the sample chars from Core instead. We ran thrice so far, with spectacularly wicked results. The new Edge game is easy to get into and combat goes much faster when you’re walloping gangers.

As for this blog: Like I mentioned, there’s currently a solid errata process underway. So I am aware that for some rule parts I struggle with, there’s clarifications imbound. But I don’t know what those clarifications will be. So, until I know which way those errata turn out, I don’t know what houserules to offer to override them. Thus I am watchin’, and I’m waitin’, on the edge of my seat, anticipatin’… Once the errata come out, this blog will become more active again.

See you in the shadows, chummer.

Non-storylined Open Events are a go!

Hoi chummers,

Starting monday 9 october I will once again host open events at Moenen & Mariken. These events will take place every second monday of the month from October to May. After that I will be busy with marriage-stuff so won’t be hosting for a few months.

Pages have been made and added to the sidebar menu, Open Sessies (NL) / Open Events (EN). You can look for more info and the exact dates there. If you want more info and e-mail warnings, feel free to comment here or give me a poke at Moenen & Mariken.

See you in the shadows, chummers

RECAP CORRECTION

Two paragraphs were missing from the previous recap, they have been added with a bold indicator. Said indicator and this newspost will be removed in two weeks time.

I hope to have the second part of the recap up tomorrow and the other three parts soon after. The parts of the other run were already written by the other GM so I’ll only have to edit them a bit, which should require less time (not to mention my evenings are relatively free this week, unlike last week).

My poor Valkyries

I’ve employed a few Valkyries (Guardian Spirits of a few traditions) in my games as police NPCs and unfortunately the upcoming Movement-nerf, described in next week’s houserule, will restrict them as well. ^_^ Alas.

Of course normally they fly without worries since they can just fly within the non-essential airspace and get a free clearance through Knight Errant so no slowing down for other aircrafts, but if they go towards unfriendly skies they’ll have to fly lower and will get their movement reduced. Ahwell, guess they’ll have to live with going ~175 km/h if they decide to do a sweep into Redmond. (Yes that’s Force 9. Did you think a PR6 SWAT team would send mere Force 6 Spirits into combat?)

And yes when a bunch of Valkyries, wearing Full Body Armor and wielding Ares Alphas, go into a combat zone someone WILL be playing Wagner out loud.

Another delay

Unfortunately the Black Hearts recap took a lot of time to write, so I don’t have time to write a houserule post for tomorrow. As such my houserule post on Teamwork Tests for Perception will go online later than the default friday. Apologies, I’ll make sure to build up a buffer from now on.

Houserules listing updated

The Possible Houserules Index has been updated to include links to the Recoil, Attribute Boost and Karma<->Nuyen houserules. Said update has been added to the Updates page.

I also added a slight note about Tablerules, since I included the specific houserule I use myself for Karma<->Nuyen. This kind of rule has been adjusted to my table and personal preferences specifically so while useful for inspiration, it should still be considered very carefully.

Finally, the first Black Hearts session announcement will publish this evening. I will configure these announcements to all happen exactly 1 week before the start of each session. These announcements will be in both Dutch and English.

Welcome to the underground

Well, I guess the first start should come at some point. I’ve had this url on the ready for a while now, but haven’t gotten around to using it. Still, plenty of reasons to use it.

I’ve been active on the Shadowrun forums for a while now. Not nearly as long as some oldtimers, but enough time and activity for some people to consider me a name of importance. I really don’t get why, because nobody’s a perfect source. I’m not an official Shadowrun employee so my own advice is not better simply because it comes from me.

Still, I need a place to post my stuff where I can more easily edit it outside a forum’s restrictions. I’ve been working on my lists of easily missed rules, houserules and controversial rule debates for a bit and I am looking forward to posting those on here. And let’s not forget my official events. Having a place to give more info about them makes it feel a bit more tidy than just having the event pages, y’know?

So yeah, expect a bit of stuff from me in the future, on top of the info about Wild Things. =) I’ll be busy on the forums, what with the upcoming launch of Shadowrun Chronicles, but I should still find time for an update here and there.

As for the content, a lot of it will be in english but I’ll do information about the open events in both english and dutch.

That’s it for now I guess. In Shadowrun-style, ja mata!

– MC