gladiusdei
 member, 516 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 07:14
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
I had an idea for a shadowrun game where the team was a collection of people who through various mistakes or failures now owed their lives to a dragon.  I figure this would be a chance to see just how long runners could live after repeatedly breaking the first rule of all runners.

I thought it would likely be more black trenchcoat than pink mohawk, and probably a little higher powered than normal in terms of starting points.

I wanted to see if the idea held interest, and if so, what edition would be most preferred.  I would be willing to run 3rd, 4th, or 5th.  I'm kind of partial to 4th's character creation, and 5th's streamlined rules, but if the interest is there I would compromise.

it would probably be a little while before I could get a game up and running, but I wanted to see the interest before I put work into it.
Novocrane
 member, 320 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 07:49
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
I'd be interested in fifth edition using the High Life alt campaign rules on p350, if that's an option.
azzuri
 member, 176 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 08:35
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
Fifth is more familiar to me.
odysseasdallas
 member, 11 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 13:42
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
I'm all for 5th edition. Definitely in.

I would suggest using Karmagen.

This message was last edited by the user at 13:43, Fri 10 Mar.

Big Brother
 member, 387 posts
 Who controls the past...
 ... Controls the future.
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 14:03
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
I'd go with 3rd, or possibly 4th. But I haven't gotten around to learning fifth yet.
pdboddy
 member, 490 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 15:07
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
My suggestion is to run the system you're most comfortable with.

But most replying have stated 5th.

I'd be in for whatever SR system you choose to run.
gladiusdei
 member, 517 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 20:43
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
the high life concept wouldn't fit the game idea, because they aren't a high priced team. They're basically slaves to a dragon, at least at first, and they likely wouldn't be a pre-existing team. More like a hacker who hacked the wrong database and was caught, or a soldier who was caught in the act of betraying the corp, or a runner who was the sole survivor of his team when they ran against the dragon's holdings.  All things that put them at the dragon's mercy.
it would definitely begin as a situation they don't want to be in, as expendable tools to a millennia old predator, and it may either get better or worse as the game progresses, depending on how they deal with it.

as for the stats, I may consider something like that in terms of stat increases, but I'd need to look over just how powerful of a character can be made through that before I totally agreed.

This message was last edited by the user at 21:28, Fri 10 Mar.

nauthiz
 member, 510 posts
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 00:37
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
I'd second that you're best off running whatever you're most comfortable with and/or you think will make your game run the best.

If you don't want to go with the Priority system of generation, then the Point Buy system using Karma from Run Faster is the closest 5th edition has to the Build Point system from 4th.

Otherwise a bit of googling should yield a few various fan's takes on a BP system for 5th edition if you prefer something even closer.
Novocrane
 member, 322 posts
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 01:38
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
quote:
the high life concept wouldn't fit the game idea, because they aren't a high priced team.
My bad, I thought the game concept was a group cobbled together from people and runners worthy of the attention of a great dragon, rather than a group of expendable pawns dragged into the territorial game that happens between dragons.

Still interested.
GreyGriffin
 member, 65 posts
 Portal Expat
 Game System Polyglot
Sun 12 Mar 2017
at 02:36
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
I like it, but I'm afraid I only really know SR4.
pdboddy
 member, 491 posts
Sun 12 Mar 2017
at 02:48
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
In reply to GreyGriffin (msg # 10):

It's not hugely different from 5e, you should be able to get right into it without a lot of issues.
csroy
 member, 99 posts
Sun 12 Mar 2017
at 07:43
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
If I understand you correctly, you are talking about a different backstory for a runner team and probably have a thematic arc concerning their dealing with the drake and managing to get away from servetitute. For such a game the power levels are irrelevant as the dragon would use different pawns for different purposes.

Systemwise, a typical SR 5e game have around 10-20 applications after 24 hours. So I'd say your best bet is to go 5e.
odysseasdallas
 member, 12 posts
Sun 12 Mar 2017
at 19:46
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
A piece of advice: Most of the rules are ok, but the Matrix rules suck. They tried to go wild with them, and it didn't work out.

I suggest giving them a read after you've read the rest of the game, so you know how it flows, and then use the old Nodes etc. systems with the new version's emphasis on skills over scripts.
Utsukushi
 member, 1404 posts
 I should really stay out
 of this, I know...but...
Sun 12 Mar 2017
at 20:48
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
That sounds like a fantastic concept -- an extremely good reason for a team who doesn't know each other to work together - more than once, even! - even if they don't all get along.  And just coming up with why we have our various debts to the Dragon makes for some interesting backstory right there...

So... I'm interested, but I'm afraid I only keep the edition question muddy: I have 4th, but nothing for 5th.
odysseasdallas
 member, 13 posts
Mon 13 Mar 2017
at 14:27
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
In my opinion, players can easily make the transition from 4th to 5th. The only really bothersome thing in 5th is if people want heavily chromed characters (the book keeping is REALLY tedious), but I've had plenty of experience with that so I can help any prospective players (I'd rather do that than play 4th ed).

In case you hadn't noticed, I'm REALLY looking for a Shadowrun game (even if we change rulesets, actually, e.g. Savage Shadowrun).
Raiu
 member, 30 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2017
at 01:43
Shadowrun- deal with a dragon: IC and edition question
I'd honestly be up for it.

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