Learn to Play Shadowrun

Shadowrun on Physical Battlemap, Roll20


Physical Battlemap


About the adventure

Welcome to the Sixth World, Chummer! We've kind of danger you can imagine: ultra-violent gangers, flesh-eating ghouls, mages that summon spirits from toxic waste, backstabbing corporate raiders, hard-nosed police officers, and even dragons. Us folk who run in the shadows don't have much - our guts, our wits, and sometimes our friends - but maybe that's enough. Hit up the Vegas Strip for some high crimes and grand larceny! Almost anything goes in this city, from casinos to arena death matches to brilliant simsense entertainment not found anywhere else. Its prime location and strong underworld connections make it a perfect point-of-entry for a shadowrunner, whether you're a smuggler, dodging some heat, or just starting out in the biz. Open to beginners and veterans alike!

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How to prepare

We will be playing using Roll20 for Tabletop, and Discord for Voice Please have a microphone. Webcamera is optional! Once approved, I'll google drive share my copy of the Quick-Start Rules, which should give you any information you need for playing the pregenerated characters I've made available!

What I provide

Shadowrun Core Book, Arsenal for added weapons and vehicles, Forbidden Arcana for the spellslingers who love to delve into more dangerous magic. Setting Sourcebooks for Seattle, Chicago, and Hong Kong!

Gameplay details

We'll be playing with Shadowrun's Sixth Edition rules! Shadowrun utilizes a d6-based system, where the higher your attribute and skill total, the more d6's you roll! Gameplay is split into 5 main phases: - Pre-Game: Introductions, getting a brief lay of the landscape, and finding out you have a client to meet. - The Meet: This is your first impression with the client, where you negotiate pay, learn more about the job, and choose whether or not to take it. - Legwork: Your research and preparation for a run. This can include forging ID's, scouting the premise, scouring the matrix, interviewing people in the area, and gathering/creating equipment and tools! - Execution: The job itself. How well it goes all depends on your preparation, your ability to adapt, and your luck. - Fallout: Resolve mission, whether it succeeds or fails.

Content warnings
  • Guns
  • Language/Cursing
  • Violence
Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Debriefing
  • Luxton Technique
  • Luxton Technique Discussion
  • Open Door
  • Stars and Wishes
How will character creation work

I have pregenerated Runners available for use! Alternatively, if you'd like to make your own runner for the game, please contact me at least 48 hours ahead of the game and we can go over character creation together!

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Beginner

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Price per player-session
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Beginner
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