The year is 2072. Magic has returned and creatures of myth and legend walk among us as megacorps bleed the world dry. You’re a shadowrunner—a deniable asset, a corporate pawn—using bleeding-edge science and magic to make your meat body and mind better-than-flesh. Stay on the edge, and you may survive another run on the mean sprawl streets.
Shadowrun, Fourth Edition offers a completely... [click here for more]
EVERYTHING HAS A PRICE
There are cracks in the world. They’re slender, dark, and often cold, but they are the only things that keep you hidden. Keep you alive. They are the shadows of the world, and they are where you live.
You are a shadowrunner, thriving in the margins, doing the jobs no one else can. You have no office, no permanent home, no background to check. You are whatever you make... [click here for more]
A Nation of the Future, Built on the Traditions of the Past Long shrouded in mystery, now one brave voice dares to speak the truth of the Land of Promise, Tir Tairngire. How did it come to be? Who holds its reigns of power? And what does its future hold? The Tir Tairngire sourcebook reveals the Elven Nation for the first time, in all its glory and danger. Journey there and beware. Tir Tairngire... [click here for more]
When corpsec is raining lead down on your position, a wardrobe malfunction will get you dead. To survive against gangs, syndicates, and megacorps, shadowrunners need the best gear they can make, buy, or steal.
Arsenal covers everything a runner team needs, from weapons and armor to advanced electronics and spy toys to the latest state-of-the-art drones. It also covers the intricacies of the... [click here for more]
Street Magic is the advanced magic rulebook for Shadowrun, Fourth Edition. It provides background details on everything known to magic in the year 2070, from the nature of mana and astral space to and its effects on society and the Awakened. It also covers a few things that aren't known - or at least understood - such as the metaplanes and hostile spirits. It also contains advanced... [click here for more]
The troll known as Hood and his fellow Shadowrunners steal some biotechnological agriculture from the Plantech Corporation--only to find themselves framed for murder and tied to an even greater conspiracy.
Note: This zip file includes ePub and Mobi (Kindle) versions of the novel. ... [click here for more]
In this second book of the greatest epic in Shadowrun history--the maelstrom of cyber-magic and political intrigue following President Dunkelzahn's assassination rages out of control. Ryan Mercury, Dunkelzahn's secret agent, is torn between his duty and his desire to find a killer. But when a spirit wrongly concludes that Ryan is working for the enemy, he anoints a cyberzombie to carry out a hit of... [click here for more]
Kellan Colt has come far in her magical training. but all her accomplishments haven't satisfied her desire to know the truth about her shadowrunner mother, and to learn the secrets of the amulet she found among her mother's possessions. Kellan is determined to find answers - and to earn the respect of her fellow runners in the process. Lately Kellan has been troubled by disturbing dreams. Something... [click here for more]
WASHINGTON IS BURNING!
Andy is happy as a shadowrunner wannabe, but when he accidentally gets involved with real runners, the game of Let's Pretend is over. So is his safe corporate life. Andy's half brother, UCAS Army Major Tom Rocquette, has some doubts about what he's involved with too. Why, for example, is he being ordered to mercilessly massacre the Compensation Army, a group that, like him, only... [click here for more]
HOT ALL OVER
Low-level programmer Roy Kilaro wants nothing more than to become a Seraphim--an elite corporation operative--and experience some real action in the shadow ops between the megacorporations. He gets more than he ever wanted when a routine business trip to Boston lands him at ground zero of a running battle for survival.
The combatants: a group of hardened 'runners trying to finish a job,... [click here for more]
High Stakes, Poor Aim
It’s a new season of Shadowrun Missions, so it’s time to dive back into the chaos of Neo-Tokyo. An assassination gone wrong has put a covert operation in danger, and Tanaka-San wants to know what happened and why. The runners will be sent in the investigative trail to find out some of the unusual ways things go wrong in the Sixth World. Hopefully, they’ll survive... [click here for more]
Cross and Doublecross
Mr. Johnson has been working overtime on their scheme this time. There is a prototype to steal, there are people to frame, and there is the whole delicate balance of Neo-Tokyo etiquette to navigate. Skilled runners can make some valuable contacts and a fine amount of nuyen. Less-skilled runners might find themselves on a flight out of town in short order—possibly in a pine box... [click here for more]
Cradle Will Rock
Shadowrunners are used to handling valuable packages, but one that needs to be fed every few hours or it screams uncontrollably is a new one. This is not just an ordinary baby, though, and lots of people would like to take care of it—though their definitions of “take care” come with varying degrees of menace. The runners will have to maneuver the Neo-Tokyo scene carefully to... [click here for more]
The Bullet of Shame
The beauty of Neo-Tokyo is, you don’t have to physically hurt someone to really damage them. The power of shame and social standing is so great that sometimes presenting the right facts in the right situation (or wrong situation, depending on your perspective) is enough to ruin someone. It requires more finesse than just filling a room with bullets, but isn’t that the mark of... [click here for more]
Pit fighters. Gangers. Insect spirits. Warlords. Broken roads, no Matrix signal, no cops, and plenty of people trying to mess with what you’re doing. They’re all ingredients in the tasty stew that is Sixth World Chicago. Runners are about to dive into the full flavor—and see how spicy it gets. Chicago’s waiting. Go survive it.
Shadowrun Missions 08-03: Cell Block Tango is... [click here for more]
The Heart of Death
Auslander. If you haven’t heard the name, you’re lucky. If you have heard it, then you know enough to be worried. But not scared, because fear’s not part of the job. Which is good, because the job Mr. Johnson’s got in store for you is a big one—going to Auslander’s home metaplane and talking him out, once and for all.
It’s not safe. Of course it’s not. Even... [click here for more]
The Corps Come Calling
Work in Chicago long enough and you get used to a lot of weird things, so when one corp puts out the feelers for a team of runners to pull off a sabotage job on another, it seems refreshingly simple. It’s a classic shadowrun set up—two corps beat up on each other for a little while, runners make themselves a few nuyen, and the world keeps moving around.
But it’s not that... [click here for more]
They’re Bawling about You Down on the Farm
The Chicago sprawl is host to all manner of strange creatures—ghouls, toxic spirits, hellhounds, barghests, and chickens. Yes, chickens. The city is mostly urbanized, but there are also large swathes of vacant land, and some enterprising souls have been farming that land. This is the Sixth World, though, which means that whenever you have someone trying... [click here for more]
Levels of Wrong
For years, the Containment Zone of Chicago has held many levels of wrong. One level is the bad things that frequently happen there—the various assaults against CZ residents, and the people who go missing or turn up dead. That level of wrong is bad enough, but it gets worse for the people who are foolish enough to look into the reasons behind the wrongs. The scope and range of evil... [click here for more]
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
In mass combat, you might be blinded by the fog of war. In hand-to-hand combat, you might have to deal with tunnel vision. And when running the shadows of Chicago, you just might have to contend with the fumes from a fire in an abandoned plastics factory that no one can seem to put out.
Which is what’s happening when a new job comes your way. This job doesn’t... [click here for more]
The quintessential Chicago shadowrun is a full-to-bursting package with a variety of ingredients and flavors. And it doesn’t even need to include bug spirits. If you want the true Chicago experience, it’s here waiting for you. What ingredients does it contain? How about a rush job on a tight deadline, occasionally hostile crowds of locals, panicky security, explosions, stealth, open... [click here for more]
Prepare for Everything<o:p></o:p>
Chicago’s Containment Zone is the most uncontrolled of environments, where anything can and will be thrown at you. Ferocious gangers, hungry Infected, nefarious corp operatives—they’re just the starters. There’s a full buffet of obstacles waiting for you, and Mr. Johnson is offering a nice sum of money to encourage you to chow down.<o:p></o:p>... [click here for more]
The Finesse Game
Every runner knows there are times when you need to throw grenades at gasoline trucks, and other times when more discretion and subtlety is called for. True pros distinguish themselves with precise operations that are noticed by no one besides their target—but those targets see enough to push them over the edge of sanity.
In this Mission, runners get an assignment that is easy to... [click here for more]
All Going Down
Tensions don’t simmer for long in the Sixth World. They build, and then they explode. In Chicago’s Containment Zone, that time has come. From the hunt for the missing Samantha Villiers (in her various guises) to rising gang tensions to mysterious strangers building power bases for secretive purposes, there are plenty of unstable reagents mixing in the CZ, and they’re about to blow.... [click here for more]
Is the chaos spreading or concentrating? Either way, it’s increasing, and shadowrunners are sure to be caught in the middle of it. People have been pouring a lot of energy into the core of Chicago, and a final reckoning is about to take place. It’s up to the runners to decide where the pain hits.
Final Countdown is the grand finale of the Chicago series ofShadowrun Missions. After... [click here for more]
The Hunt Is on
What’s more fun than a treasure hunt? When a man with Yakuza connections needs to recover an important family heirloom, he turns to the shadows for help, and runners will have to put some effort into following the item’s trail. It won’t be a simple job—when is it ever?—but runners have the chance to bound across Neo-Tokyo to make sure they find the needed object—and try to... [click here for more]
Aim for the Game
Chicago’s Containment Zone may be a hellish landscape where a formerly thriving sprawl turned into a nightmare, but it’s got this going for it—there’s sure a wide variety of runs there. Finding missing people? Check. Locating data in abandoned facilities? Check. Big game hunting? Time to add that one to the list.
Some mysterious attacks have left some dead, badly mauled bodies... [click here for more]
Re-writing the Rules
Runners are rule-breakers. Lawless. Independent. But their dirty secret is that they don’t break all the rules—they just are more open in choosing which rule sets they should follow. And sometimes, they just make up their own rules. Some of those rules are based on what brings them the most money. Others talk about honor and loyalty, concepts that are incredibly important... [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 as... [click here for more]
CHESS WITH BULLETS
There are certain things shadowrunners know. They know Mr. Johnson will not tell you everything. They know sometimes the things you don’t know can kill you. And they know that one of the keys to survival is staying one step ahead of the opposition—or, in times when you are working for a devious Mr. Johnson, not falling too many steps behind.
The corporate enclave of Manhattan... [click here for more]
POLITICS AS A BLOOD SPORT
When the Yakuza decide to get involved with local politics, what could go wrong? Shadowrunners in Neo-Tokyo are about to find out. Runners are going to be asked to influence the election, and they’ll have to deal with the candidates, their backers, and anyone else who wants things to go their way. They’ll have plenty of obstacles to overcome and decisions to make—are... [click here for more]
Rev Your Engine!
A big race is coming up, and a lot of people want to win it, as there is both money and prestige on the line. The runners are asked to help arrange for a particular winner of the race, but soon others come in with a competing offer. The runners have to decide who to help, who to anger, and just how they’ll make sure their selected target wins.
SRM 09-04 Neo-Tokyo Drift is... [click here for more]
You always get the most fireworks at the end of the show, and that’s the case for the Neo-Tokyo arc of Shadowrun Missions. The conflict between Yakuza factions comes to a head, and the PCs can play a key role in ending it—or escalating it. They’re given a list of names to take out. Do they do it? Who do they go after first? How far are they willing to go? These and other... [click here for more]
The Other Shoe
Some people working on bringing the core of Chicago back to life are brimming with optimism about its future. Others have spent the whole time waiting for the other shoe to drop. Well, it’s about to stomp down—hard. If the runners have ever wondered just how bad things might be in the tunnels under the Containment Zone, they’re about to find out, since that’s where Mr. Johnson... [click here for more]
On the Case!
Collecting evidence. Visiting medical examiners. Questioning suspects. The cops may be a pain in shadowrunners’ hoops, but what kid didn’t play cops and robbers when they were growing up? Sometimes playing on the cops side, even? Now they have a chance to play for real. There’s been a death in the Chicago/Milwaukee sprawl—well, several, but one that got the attention of Detective... [click here for more]
Lighting the Electric Town
Neo-Tokyo, where the bright neon makes for some deep shadows. It’s not the easiest place to navigate, but the rewards for learning how it works are high. Want a shot at the big time? Then you have to start somewhere. And there are always openings at the bottom.
That doesn’t mean life will be either safe or boring. Dedicated runners can be caught in the mayhem of a troll... [click here for more]
Heart of Darkness
Darkness gathers in certain corners of the Sixth World, where no light can enter. The Containment Zone of Chicago has long been one of these dark spots, but government and corporate forces have combined their heft to bring some light to that benighted area, if only because they believe there is profit to be extracted. They have considerable powers at their disposal—but there is... [click here for more]
What’s the Catch?
The only shadowrunners who don’t ask the above question are ones who have been dead so long that no one remembers their name. Which, for most runners, means two months. The point being, any runner knows that a job that can be described in a simple, straightforward sentence at the beginning of the day is going to become a tumbled, tangled mess by the end of the day, the simple... [click here for more]
Let the Right Ones Out
You build walls for two reasons: to keep things out, and to keep things in. Walls were erected around the Chicago Containment Zone many years ago, keeping people from the outside away from the dangers within, and locking secrets inside that are still waiting to be discovered. Though the longer they stay hidden, the clearer it is that some secrets don’t want to be found.
In... [click here for more]
If you’re hired to deal with a kidnapping, it should be straightforward—someone is missing, and you should get them back. But if the kidnappers took the wrong person, and then corporate intrigue gets twisted up in the rescue, you have an unusual run and some shadowrunners trying to not get entangled in too many complexities. With competing suits, rampaging gang members, and... [click here for more]
The Lost Colony
Maybe you might misplace a commlink. Or lose a box holding a few stray bullets. But who loses an entire community? Well, it’s Chicago’s Containment Zone, where a large group of people disappearing is not the strangest thing to happen this month. Or this week. Or today. But even if it’s not the strangest thing, it’s the one someone is willing to pay runners to investigate. So... [click here for more]
RISK IS THE REWARD
THE ODDS ARE AGAINST YOU. Of course they are. The other side has more people, more firepower, more money, more everything. What they don’t have is you—your brains, your guts, and your willingness to put everything on the line. Your job is to make that count.
Shadowrun, Sixth World is the latest edition of one of the most popular role-playing... [click here for more]
Cynical, Sold-out, and Skilled
Hired guns. People without a country who know no loyalty. Opportunists, bottom-feeders, scavengers, vultures. Soldiers without a soul who will go to the worst hells on Earth and do just about anything for a buck.
That’s how they talk about mercenaries. But that’s how they talk about shadowrunners, too.
There’s a fine line between mercenaries and shadowrunners,... [click here for more]
NIGHT FALLS...IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE
The first night of a citywide blackout usually has rioting and lawlessness. The second night continues the chaos. The third night? Well, whoever heard about a citywide blackout going three nights?
It’s about to happen, and shadowrunners caught in the middle will have to deal with more than darkness. There will be howling critters roaming free. Strange spirits... [click here for more]
BODIES ARE STACKING...
Mob wars are ugly things, but not all ugliness is created equal. Things are going bad in Bangkok, and one Yakuza leader named Shinoda Yoshinori has been receiving a series of unsettling messages: bodies of other members of his gumi, packaged and delivered in a decidedly unique fashion. If Yoshinori wants to preserve his gumi—and save his life—he’s... [click here for more]
They say everyone’s got a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other, giving them advice and trying to influence them. Well, in the Sixth World, the angel’s drunk in a gutter somewhere, and the devil Just. Won’t. Shut. Up. What’s worse, three-quarters of the time, that devil’s advice sounds downright reasonable and even moral compared to the drek the powers of the world... [click here for more]
Stretch Your Reality
There are waking dreams, there are active hallucinations, there are feverish visions that cannot be classified. And then there are the metaplanes, an adrenaline-fused combination of all of these, and more. Everything you dream of, everything you fear, everything beautiful and everything grotesque can be found out there. If you travel to the planes, you may lose your life, lose... [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 dystopia... [click here for more]
Play the Hits
Harlequin. Maria Mercurial. Jetblack. Dunkelzahn. The Universal Brotherhood.
These are some of the defining names of Shadowrunlore, the classics that shaped an enduring game universe. Now, for the first time, they’ve been brought to the fast-moving game rules of Shadowrun: Anarchy. With new character archetypes, shadow amps, world information, and a whole bunch... [click here for more]
Unlock the Power Four artifacts have been found. Some of the most powerful people in the Sixth World have been after them, and many people have died in the globetrotting hunt to bring these objects together. Now that they have been recovered, their powers can be unleashed—or the artifacts can be scattered, lost again until another generation summons the courage and the knowledge to dredge... [click here for more]