Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another RPG bundle offer - Shadowrun Sixth World Stories

This is an offer for Shadowrun, the cyberpunk/fantasy RPG originally published by FASA but now owned by Catalyst Games Labs. It consists of the 2019 30th anniversary "Sixth World" edition, in a brief version or the full rule book if you pay more, and a load of fiction using this setting. There are no other adventures or supplements.

Shadowrun Sixth World RPG core rulebookThis all-new Shadowrun Sixth World Stories offer presents ebooks of the current Sixth Edition rulebook, Beginner Box, and recent fiction for Shadowrun, the cyberpunk-fantasy RPG from Catalyst Game Labs. Celebrating Shadowrun's 30th anniversary, the 2019 Sixth World edition is easier to learn and play than ever, yet still offers the depth that is key to the Shadowrun experience. Design exactly the character you want. Fast gameplay and conflict resolution keep the game moving. The rules are built around gaining advantage and taking risks, building to spectacular moments. And tour the 6E setting of the year 2080 with 2,800 pages of recent Awakened fiction.

We provide each rulebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format), and each volume of fiction in both ePub and Kindle formats. Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this Shadowrun fiction offer's designated charity, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America promote science fiction and fantasy writing and empower its writers. SFWA hosts the prestigious Nebula Awards, assists members in legal disputes, runs a Speakers Bureau, and administers grants to SFF community organizations and members facing medical or legal expenses.

Shadowrun novel Chaser by Russell ZimmermanThe total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$76. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all five titles in our Sixth World Sampler (retail value $26) as DRM-free ebooks, including the complete Shadowrun, Sixth World Beginner Box (retail price $10) and four recent anthologies of Shadowrun short fiction: Spells and Chrome (retail $1), Sprawl Stories (retail $5), World of Shadows (retail $5), and Drawing Destiny (retail $5).

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $14.95 to start, also get our entire Runner Compendium with nine more titles worth an additional $50, including the complete 322-page Shadowrun, Sixth World Core Rulebook (retail price $20), plus its accompanying short story Adversary (retail $1), enhanced with SR6 game statistics; and seven Sixth World novels: Shaken (retail $3) and Chaser (retail $3) by Russell Zimmerman; The Frame Job - Complete, a compilation of six novellas (retail $5); The Johnson Run (retail $5) by Kai O'connal; Makeda Red (retail $5) by Jennifer Brozek; Tower of the Scorpion (retail $3) by Mel Odom; and Undershadows (retail $5) by Shadowrun line developer Jason M. Hardy.


I'll be honest, I've never been a big fan of this setting - while there's a "fantasy with big guns" genre that works reasonably well in fiction, adding in all of the cyberpunk tropes means that in any given situation some of the characters will have problems bringing useful skills and abilities to bear; the worst case is a scene where only one or two characters are active, the rest are standing around waiting for their hacker / shaman / whatever to get their part of the job done. Having said that, this is a very popular system which has stayed in print for 30+ years despite changing publishers twice. If you like this sort of game, this is probably the game for you.

I'm not sure that getting the rules and fiction without any additional games material works for me, but tastes differ. It's fairly cheap, so may be worth taking a look.

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