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Shadowrun: Sixth World Beginner Box

Shadowrun: Sixth World Beginner Box

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Shadows darken and deepen. They’re cast by the enormous, world-striding megacorporations that grasp for power and strangle humanity in their clutches. By 2080, most of the planet has given in—bowing and scraping before their corporate overlords; selling their souls to the almighty nuyen. The corps gotta make a trillion, no matter who dies.

But in the darkest depths, defiance flickers. Spikes, mohawks, and tattoos flash, while blades and appetites sharpen. The ignored and the marginalized refuse to be ground down. And their reactions set their destiny. They may seek to repair the world’s injustices, or build wealth to keep themselves safe, or just strike a match and watch the world burn.

Regardless of the chosen path, they stand up and survive. They’re called shadowrunners, and they risk everything …

Wrestling magical energies, channeling them into power;

Pitting their minds against the electronic void of the Matrix;

Trading flesh and blood for chrome and steel to become more than human.

Will you stand up, join them, and dare to risk it all?

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Jean-Michel O September 13, 2019 9:16 am UTC
I was deeply disappointed with this purchase - I have the print edition.
*spoiler alert*
A dreadful adventure, with deeply flawed plot from beginning to end - Erica is so important to the UCAs that her car is allowed to wander into gang turf with no drone support, no military or corpsec? the elf and troll gangers who are mortal enemies according to prior supplements have somehow not just started killing each other on contact this time either? Even once the car stops, there's no countermeasures? Once the gangs all gather 'warriors' style and finally kick-off, why on earth is Erica out of her presumably highly armoured car? And lastly, we're still using the stuffer shack tables from 1st ed? It was cute as a value add in 3rd Ed's 'First Run' but seriously weak now.
Also ruined by errors. The spell cards for the mage, for example, have the description for the armour spell repeated on the fire-based attack spells. So the mage player doesn't have all the rules he needs, making the cards pointless....See more
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chris D July 26, 2019 6:24 am UTC
I'll likely pick up the physical for the dice and tokens when I get core book. sounds like they still have their bricks and mortar program going so will get the digital copies as well.
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Tony M July 25, 2019 2:36 pm UTC
I appreciate the warnings folks, was going to buy the physical starter box for a mates birthday, bought him pizza instead.
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Jonno M July 21, 2019 10:50 am UTC
The fact German version has less errors and is free is somewhat worrying. I recommend getting it just for the correct character stats and skill ratings and the edge token sheet
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Jonathan B July 18, 2019 3:08 pm UTC
I bought this boxed set at Origins, along with every other SR 6 thing Catalyst had with them there. Is there a way I can get a complimentary copy of the PDF?
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Paul L August 06, 2019 12:18 pm UTC
yes contact catalist games with proof of purchase they well give a free pdf.
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chris D July 18, 2019 7:39 am UTC
hear lots of complaints about typos and editing but no specifics.
it would be nice to see the specific issues logged under a thread for everyone to see.
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Patrick M July 18, 2019 1:18 pm UTC
FOr specific exampe just go to the review tab - you will find my comments and an example on extremly bad editing for spell cards
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Ronald B August 04, 2019 7:53 pm UTC
Your review mentions this: “Complete inaccurate and senseless gibberish written on the reference cards for spells, e.g. flamestrike ‘Roll Sorcery + Magic and add net hits to target’s Defense Rating and to Body for Damage Resistance tests.’”

I don’t know the SR system. What should it read?
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Paul L August 06, 2019 12:20 pm UTC
it should read roll against defense rating... looks like they printed the armor spell on top of flamestrike
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Rion S July 17, 2019 4:41 am UTC
The quick start rules version of a human rigger, Emu, are available as a free download here on DTRPG. If you want to see a preview of some of this without spending money on a bad product, I recommend taking a look at that.

My best summary: Edgerun has arrived. Edge is baked into everything, the same as Limits were in 5E. If you don't like the Edge system, the game will not be one you can invest in, because you can't just ignore it and play anyway. Its way easier to understand, but it doesn't feel interesting or exciting to consider playing a game that is more about mastering how to earn and burn Edge. That said, I think I could play it easily without burning out half my brain cells trying to parse the rules.
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Adam A July 16, 2019 11:43 pm UTC
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Kevin B July 15, 2019 11:23 pm UTC
I just realized I could walk to the offices of Catalyst Game Labs and complain in person about this set. I live across town from where they are headquartered.
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Rion S July 13, 2019 4:36 pm UTC is the customer service contact point. I recommend trying to get them to replace your defective spell cards if you bought the physical box set, and pester them to update the PDF at the least. I don't know if it will do any good, but maybe the volume of complaints will help motivate them to get it done?
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Jason R August 16, 2019 11:54 pm UTC
I have mailed them through there three times now and have not received even a simple acknowledgement email in return. Nothing. Each time I have asked if replacement cards are going to be offered and, at the very least, can they post errata or mail me a response with the correct spell card(s) text. Nothing. I have *never* experienced customer service this abysmal *ever*. Never, ever, again.
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Abraham Z July 13, 2019 2:35 pm UTC
Catalyst, why do you do this? Not even the most fanatical apologists can put out a good word for you based on this; value your customers, stop rushing your products. I'm sticking to 5E, since the quality seems to be the same, if not worse.
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Kenneth F July 12, 2019 8:42 am UTC
Was about to purchase this, but not going to if it is so poorly edited. Not worth it even at $10.
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Kevin B July 11, 2019 10:08 pm UTC
Yes there are flaws that should not be there. Some are even blatant; but for ten dollars this isn't that bad of a set. A session with a pdf editor can fix the mistakes with the cards. I agree that we should not have to do that though. Catalyst should have done a better job of editing this set. I'm just saying that in my opinion it is not as bad as many of the Catalyst haters will make it out to be.
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Bill R July 12, 2019 6:04 am UTC
If you're paying $10, it's not on you to fix the documents. It's bad enough they did this once before, a second time is just carelessness.
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Kevin B July 12, 2019 3:48 pm UTC
I can't disagree with you. Also it is not the second time. They released many books for 5th edition that were filled with mistakes. The only reason the game is still alive is because fans of the setting want it to succeed. I think the people that own the license realize that and would rather just put out the books for a cash grab rather than pay the extra money to put out a better product.
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Vicente C July 12, 2019 9:32 pm UTC
If a session with a PDF editor can fix the mistakes, hopefully CGL will do it and update the PDFs.
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Radoslaw G July 11, 2019 6:47 pm UTC
I wonder if same errors are in physical version. I hope not but I'm pretty sure they are. :(
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Rion S July 13, 2019 4:39 pm UTC
Early reports are that this is the case. Since the same problems exist in the PDF, I don't think that we can expect it to not be consistent for the full printed run.
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Martin A July 11, 2019 11:39 am UTC
Please tell me the rules are not the garbled over complicated clunky rubbish from last time
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Dean S July 12, 2019 4:17 am UTC
There are some rules in this edition that I actually prefer to the overly clunky 5E. Magic resistance seems more balanced, things seem a little more streamlined and I actually like the new Edge mechanic -it kind of works like Momentum in Conan 2D20. It's just the editing in this box set is so terrible that it is hard to get past the glaring contradictions.
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