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Shadowrun: Fifth Edition Core Rulebook (Master Index Edition) $19.99
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
by Jennifer B. B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/19/2019 17:10:04

I'm literally going through this book with a black sharpie crossing out sentences. This book badly needs an editor. Apparently Catalyst Game Labs owners' are a bunch of criminals who decided to not bring charges after their leader embezzled money (for an extenson on his house), and then kept that guy on at the company anyway (name of Loren Coleman, google it).

Other things I don't like:

  • The core rules sections are very difficult to read. Players would hugely benefit from some structure and an editor to cut out the drek. Put in some diagrams.
  • They literally reuse art in the book.
  • A lot of the art is not "new", it's from older Shadowrun editions. This leads to the sense that 5E completely lacks a visual language/style.
  • Apparently 6E doubles down on these mistakes and introduces lots of copy pasting.

Yes, I still play this game with my friends, but without the technical depth I'd like. Basically I handwave a ton of stuff. The publisher doesn't care and/or has the worst company culture, the kind that would produce this doorstop.

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