No Longer Hidden
The Bastard, upright. A man in clown makeup stands in a broken skyraker window over another man on the verge of a long plummet. Near the clown’s hand, a white rose. Opportunity, adventure, but also mania and frenzy. 404, upright. A woman crouches on the edge of a rooftop, holding a white rose. In the distance is the image of a woman in a red dress. Destruction, failure, collapse.... [click here for more]
Ride the Crashing Wave
Magic is wild. Magic is undisciplined. You can try to impose order and understanding on it, but that’s just surface. Underneath is chaos, an erratic heart beating to a staggering rhythm. You don’t control it, any more than a surfer controls twenty-meter-tall wave; you don’t direct the wave, you ride it, capture a piece of its power, and hope to survive. If... [click here for more]
Piercing the Night
You heard the scream. It’s important to remember that. Sometimes, when it’s late, and you hear something that sounds like a scream echoing through dark alleys, you try to convince yourself that it was something else. An animal. An illusion. Anything but what it sounded like.
But it was a scream. You heard it, and you’ll hear it again, because in the Sixth World,... [click here for more]
Man. Machine. Magic.
Shadowrun. The Sixth World. Orks in pinstripe suits with uzis; mohawked dwarves jacked into vehicles racing through megasprawls at breakneck speed; humans casting fireballs at corporate-trained paracritters; elves hacking the Matrix for a datasteal of the latest tech or working to topple an upstart corp. It’s where man meets magic and machine.
Dive into a cyberpunk... [click here for more]
Hit Your Marks
The hotel bartender who slips you a guest’s room number because he thinks it will help him get lucky. The security guard who lets a team into a top-secret facility because he thinks he’s pitching in on covert-ops training. The business suit who drops ten thousand nuyen on a project because he thinks it’ll earn him fifty thousand.
Marks, all of them, and the Sixth... [click here for more]
Chicago has been dangerous for a long time. But only the foolish think it can’t get worse. When so many ways to die are concentrated in a single place, sometimes they prey on the innocent, and sometimes they go head to head with each other. Sometimes, they do both.
In SRM 08-01 Keep Your Friends Close, the Chicago Missions begin speeding toward their dramatic conclusion... [click here for more]