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Shadowrun, Sixth World Core Rulebook: City Edition: Seattle

Shadowrun, Sixth World Core Rulebook: City Edition: Seattle

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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 games of all time. In 2080, the world is controlled by massive megacorps that draw on a wealth of technology and magic to keep the world under their heels. But there are some people who resist, who refuse to sell out, and who survive by living in the margins and developing the skills that make them indispensable. They are shadowrunners, and they’re waiting for you to join their ranks. Be an elf shaman, an ork street samurai, a dwarf rigger, or any of thousands of other possibilities. Find your unique expertise and use it to take the wild chances that can keep you alive, that will give you that one last chance at freedom. So you can survive until the next one.

City Edition: Seattle contains the full, updated rules content of Shadowrun, Sixth World along with bonus pages of art, fiction, contacts, plot hooks, and other content to get players started in Seattle, the most iconic setting of the Shadowrun game. Launch into multiple sessions of gaming fun and put your shadowrunner on the road to greatness.

 
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Robert L August 18, 2021 4:26 am UTC
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What's the latest version of these files?

There's two versions here - one says it is "First Printing" the other is "Second Printing" but it has the date of "01-20" in the name and on the files, but the sidebar on drivethrurpg says that it was updated on July 01, 2021 which matches neither. What's the story here?
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Dale M April 26, 2021 8:01 pm UTC
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The new edge system solves this problem;
Early game mechanics are not friendly to players in previous editions. PC's have been forced to put all of their power into one or two skills just to survive a mission.
So the "GM" is then forced to tailor make a series very short and very dramatic mission conflict to satisfy each player in the game.
They need karma.
When gains could have been made with series of shorter, less dramatic, character building scenarios using a wider skill set that leads to a more impossible mission situation.
And with edge mechanics being a factor more often as it is regained faster, in play if the game flow dictates that.
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Dale M April 07, 2021 10:03 pm UTC
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The rules have begun to do the timeline justice. A post modern technological world setting rpg needs plot with options, while not always being a smash shoot and grab. Maybe searching for "Artifacts" that are mundane objects in our world?
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Dale M April 07, 2021 12:28 pm UTC
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I like the trimming down of the rules to make the game move along faster.
There were too many variables and modifiers in combat for example that made encounters take too much time. That and the overbearing limits in previous versions on matrix game play, which seem to exist just to force it out of the main line have been addressed.
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Robert R February 12, 2021 4:50 am UTC
Which edition of Shadowrun is this book?

Don't ever say "latest", because that is a very vague reply that doesn't answer the question, and will soon be wrong anyway.
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Nathaniel B February 21, 2021 3:47 pm UTC
They thought they'd be cute and say Sixth World instead of Sixth Edition.
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Scarlett W June 12, 2020 1:15 am UTC
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Don't judge this book by its cover. The edition is a great streamlined version of the game, and the complexities we want are still there. The cover art is drek, even had me waiting longer before purchasing. But the interior art is quite stunning. Almost any other drawing is cover worthy, but the cover.
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Nathaniel B June 12, 2020 1:20 am UTC
The cover maybe bad, but it's the best thing about this steaming pile.
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Scarlett W June 28, 2020 3:34 am UTC
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I can't find enough different about this edition to explain the big debate. Shadowrun is Shadowrun. The art is a bit more pop. Things move a bit faster. It's easier to play a technomancer. I guess Cyberpunk Red is pushing to be the more "gritty and real" game,but Shadowrun has always had elves and ninjas. Injecting Fantasy into the dystopia has always been a big part of it.
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Scarlett W June 28, 2020 3:34 am UTC
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I can't find enough different about this edition to explain the big debate. Shadowrun is Shadowrun. The art is a bit more pop. Things move a bit faster. It's easier to play a technomancer. I guess Cyberpunk Red is pushing to be the more "gritty and real" game,but Shadowrun has always had elves and ninjas. Injecting Fantasy into the dystopia has always been a big part of it.
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Nathaniel B June 28, 2020 10:11 am UTC
The Fantasy elements have nothing to do with the complaints (and anyone who has even glanced at the complaints knows that). The complaints are about the rules that look and play as if no one bothered to playtest them. It is also about Catalysts continuing inability to do even a basic level of proof reading. How else to you explain things like partial tables, and copy and pasted equipment descriptions complete with references to rules that don't exist any more. Granted some of that may have been fixed in the 14 pages of errata that's been released but it should not have happened in the first place.
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July 07, 2020 5:14 pm UTC
That's because you don't know enough about the rules to differentiate.

Nu-Edge is a horror show.

Read the online reviews if you're interested.
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Iriah W June 08, 2020 9:12 pm UTC
I give 6E 4 years before they revise it to try to get it somewhere near playable, as is it's just horrible.
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Nathaniel B June 08, 2020 9:32 pm UTC
Last I saw the combat books is a 1 star. I think this might turn into a repeat of 1st ed.
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Christopher H June 08, 2020 11:16 pm UTC
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So it looks like they wanted less crunch than 3/4/5th Ed. but more than Anarchy.
The problem I see - especially with the combat book now - is that the crunch is going to be added back in as Edge since it's the center piece of this system. We're eventually going to end up having cheat sheets of Edge spends.
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Iriah W June 09, 2020 7:38 am UTC
From what I've read I think I'll just save my money and wait for them to go out of business and when the SR license finally goes to someone who actually cares about putting out a worthy product instead of just a new edition cash grab then maybe I'll buy in. 6E's problem comes down to the developers, they flat out admitted that they didn't do any outside playtesting, it was all in house. The reason given for not playtesting and taking feedback the way 5E D&D did which produced a superior rules set was "I don't have time for that, I have to put out product otherwise I have to find another job." That was a paraphrase but in short 6E SR was rushed and the abysmal product that came out of it shows just that and the developers seem perfectly happy to keep shoveling crap out because they're too stubborn and short sighted to realize that putting out inferior products like this will lead to him "having to get another job" because if you don't put out something the fans want them eventually somebody...See more
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Iriah W June 09, 2020 7:45 am UTC
1st Ed? In what way?
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Nathaniel B June 09, 2020 10:09 am UTC
1st edition lasted about 3 years before they released 2nd edition due to the large number of issues with the mechanics. Basically a situation similar to your original post.
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Iriah W June 10, 2020 11:46 am UTC
I didn't know about that but it makes sense. I bought 1st ed right after it came out but didn't start playing until right before 2nd hit and then we switched over to that. Thanks for the reply.
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Robert M June 12, 2020 12:36 pm UTC
This sums up everything that's wrong with Catalyst and 6E. It's bad. It was a rushed cash grab. They have no pride in their work. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! If you're dead set on playing Shadowrun, look at the better editions from 1 to 3. Otherwise, there are much better cyberpunk ttrpgs on this site.
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Dillard R June 04, 2020 2:57 am UTC
Is it a "modern heist" game or a "punk screw the system" type of game?
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Robert H June 10, 2020 9:56 am UTC
Yes.
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Nathaniel B June 10, 2020 11:15 am UTC
Older editions also had nice horror elements too.
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Ralph T May 08, 2020 5:23 pm UTC
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Catalyst Game Labs would you please label the 6th edition material properly so it is easier to find. Labeling it as "Shadowrun" under Rule System(s) (on the right side) doesn't help at all, and there is no option under Rule System (on the left side) to narrow the search to 6th edition.
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Henry F June 29, 2020 10:35 am UTC
Good luck with that. You're a paying customer, so therefore Cataclyst Game Labs rules mandate that they don't listen to your input.
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Patrick G April 08, 2020 2:32 am UTC
Hi, I play Shadowrun 25 years ago (first edition I think). I want to renew today, but hope it is not too much complicate but still fun. Which version you suggest?
Thanks!
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Robert M April 09, 2020 8:54 am UTC
Stay with the edition you were using. All the best stuff is there. Everything past third edition is trash. 4th and 5th are too damn complicated, and 6e is unplayable.
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Nathaniel B April 09, 2020 10:08 am UTC
1st-3rd are pretty much interchangeable mechanically. The only thing that really changes is the matrix.

4th - 6th the mechanics take a major change with each edition's editing getting progressively worse. Also at this point the fact that Earthdawn and Shadowrun are now owned by different companies and are separate IPs starts to really show up (according to the current holders they are no longer part of the same timeline).
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Ph B April 12, 2020 2:37 am UTC
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The 4th is the simplest to play(dice pool : Ability+Skill, 5&6 are success. Count your success to determine how you did) but this edition is the one who seems the Most hopeful one in it’s tone, it don’t really feel like a Shadowrun. You need to be prepare to throw a lot of dice which tend to make your players overpower fairly quickly.

The 5th kill me. They revemp the Matrix to bring back the cyberdeck, that was a great move but they needed to revemp the system to do so (now all the roll are made with a limit determine by the force of your spell, your deck stats, your weapon inherent limit (???), etc.). In all the other edition the Matrix was layered, in the 5th it looks like a big open world (8 open world! One by corpo)where you tag thing to hack it, for all the system difficulty & crunch they try to make the matrix more easy to grasp... in my humble opinion, they failed.

After that I never touch another book of Shadowrun and it pain me.
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Rudy C April 21, 2020 6:35 pm UTC
Have you looked at Shadowrun Anarchy yet? It uses a different system (don't worry, the d6 dice pools are still there) but runs much more smooth and elegantly.
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Nathaniel B April 21, 2020 7:46 pm UTC
Or if you like the crunch you can just stick with SR 3rd Ed. The last edition released by FASA.
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Matthew T April 29, 2020 10:47 pm UTC
Honestly find a hack to play Shadowrun in a rules system that you jive with. There are many. Shadowrun is a fun setting but the rules started out poor and have only gotten worse with time.
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Patrick G July 15, 2020 12:22 am UTC
I finally bought Anarchy. I hope it will not be too much complexe and fun to play.
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Boisbelaud G March 22, 2020 10:59 pm UTC
Where can we find a character sheet for 6th edition?
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Simon S January 18, 2020 1:59 pm UTC
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An update has just been released ... but now there is a choice of two files to download. Which one is the updated version? And is this still effectively a beta version, or have all of the reported glitches been addressed?
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Nathaniel B January 18, 2020 2:15 pm UTC
The updated PDF posted through their store for people that bought it there is twice the size as the original and only includes the 10 pages of errata from August. It does not include all the errata they've been collecting since then, so still a beta.
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Robert M January 18, 2020 9:54 pm UTC
The second printing of the core pdf is contained in the zip file. However, the errata now needs an errata as many issues were not addressed or now contradict other rules. The game is still a mess. There is still no excuse for this. Do not give them any money.
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Simon S January 20, 2020 5:43 pm UTC
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Too late for that. Does mean that this might be the last SR product I buy, though ... and that's speaking as someone who's got every edition from 1 through 5 and ran a long-running campaign.
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Robert M January 20, 2020 8:21 pm UTC
Me too. I have every edition, and I purchased the 6e core book (both the hard copy and pdf) and the starter kit. They won't get another cent of my money, and I won't buy another SR product unless it's licensed to someone other than Catalyst.
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July 07, 2020 5:19 pm UTC
same here, been playing shadowrun since 1e, our table is not moving to the horror-show that is 6e. %e will be our last edition before we likely move on to something else not published by Catalyst.
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Shammara B December 12, 2019 10:06 pm UTC
Have they updated this game at all or is it still an unedited mess. I am pretty sure they will have to do a full revision on some of the more broken and untested rules.

Shame, I have been running Shadowrun for decades.
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Robert M December 13, 2019 12:33 am UTC
It is still a mess. Catalyst doesn't care about their customers.
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Nathaniel B December 13, 2019 1:09 am UTC
Why should they. We all still ran out and bought this edition sight unseen.
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Shammara B July 07, 2020 1:30 am UTC
Oh I bought nothing. I never buy sight unseen. That is why I asked so long ago lol. Seems like it is still bad now too, months later.
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Robert M November 09, 2019 12:07 am UTC
Another glaring review of Shadowrun Sixth World...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tui_xtJtf8w&list=FLdFt2nq0YP3K0GdcWLHrezQ&index=2&t=0s
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Martin W November 23, 2019 7:22 pm UTC
Do you mean glowing?
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Ronald B February 22, 2020 9:56 pm UTC
having watched the video, he probably does mean glaring. But it's more vaguely disappointed; he's not planning to run 6e campaigns.
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Cody B November 07, 2019 3:58 am UTC
Can I link to reddit here? Let's find out!

https://old.reddit.com/r/Shadowrun/comments/dsjmma/6e_writers_thoughts_on_the_priority_table/

Behold, 6e chargen.

"It feels bad and there are problems" - SR6 Writer.
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Robert M November 07, 2019 5:47 am UTC
Yes, this game is garbage. It's a draft with some good ideas that require more play-testing and tweaking. Regardless of what the fan bois say; it's not playable from the RAW. And Catalyst isn't even apologetic for releasing it in its current state and shafting their customers.
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Nathaniel B November 07, 2019 11:56 am UTC
More play testing? From watching streamers struggle to run it during the lead up to release it looked more like they were the first round of play testing the thing had seen.
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Joey P October 29, 2019 6:54 pm UTC
Don't be fooled by angry fans, this game and edition is AWESOME. I find it WAY better than 5E. Streamlined but still crunchy rules, easy to manage combat, magic works well, vehicles are good, the matrix is a LOT easier and actually fun, gear is great, edge is amazing, etc. Very, very enjoyable and I always look forward to the next session.
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Karsten L October 30, 2019 6:55 pm UTC
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Are you serious? Just because you have less to roll, doesn't mean that the system actually works or makes any sense. First to note is, that the rule descriptions do note match the game statistics at some points, like the Cyberjack or cyberdeck. I mean, a cyberdeck does not work without adding a commlink or a cyberjack because it's missing two of the four basic matrix attributes (Firewall and Dataprocessing). But according to the description, the cyberdeck should be an enhanced version of the commlink, adding the ability to use hacking programms and a cyberjack should only be there to provide additional speed to the cyberdeck. This is a major contradiction in the rules. Second, the balancing is awfull. There is practicallly no way for the average Shadowrunner (decker excluded) to defend its own commlink against even the worst decker. The matrix attributes of even the best commlink are simply to low, to provide any meaningfull defense. This brings me to the third point, what the hell has Willpower to do in the matrix...See more
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Robert M October 30, 2019 10:03 pm UTC
He's trolling you. Don't feed the trolls.
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Matthew T October 31, 2019 4:56 am UTC
Vehicles are good? Like the spider drone the size of a dinner plate that can mount 2 "heavy weapons" (which is a category that doesn't exist in the book) or the fact a dog sized combat drone is as tough as a tank do to how armor works?
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Jay W November 01, 2019 10:16 pm UTC
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Sure, Joey, they should absolutely listen to a non-purchaser that says it's good rather than numerous purchasers that say it is crap.
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