AP Episode 015, Rescue Run


In this episode, we join our group as they are hired to find out what happened to a group of Runners that have lost contact with their Fixer.

You may have noticed that the last episode was Session 7, and this is Session 9.  For sake of continuity, it seemed better to release them in a slightly altered order than how we played them.  Hopefully things will feel more organic this way.


Also, this episode lists the details on the first vote for which Module to run next.


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AP Episode 014, May I see the wine list?


If you listened to the Hiddengrid, then you might know where this episode is heading.  It is heavily inspired by the Rome Burns campaign.  In this episode, things seem to be going great for the group.  Dr Jones takes his wife out for a Valentine’s dinner, Lightning gets a call from Stephanie (The widow of Lightning’s Lone Star contact who died in a previous run.  Check out one of the past Arcology Podcast’s story time for the details) about a possible lead on her husband’s murderer.. and Teddy gets a new patient.

But nothing is ever as it seems, right Omae?

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House Rules – Matrix

As I mentioned in my Decking article, my group recently had a discussion about the Matrix.  Despite being one of the best versions of the Matrix to date, there are still times when it just seems to take forever.  In my game, what happened was that the team was given a job, sort of immediate action needed, no time to “plan.”  They had to steal a shipping container that was being loaded onto a truck.  They were about 2 hours away from the docks where the truck was being loaded, so the player of the Decker decided to flit on down in the Matrix and try for some surveillance.   Continue reading House Rules – Matrix

Shadowrunning 101 – Decking

Decking, or..  How do I hack The Matrix?

Before everything, this is not going to touch on Technomancers.  They are their own beast, and I will try to get a basic write-up for them in the near future.

To begin, this informational is going to use just the Core Book.  It will not take into account anything in Data Trails, or any other books that may have any Matrix sections.  Another disclosure is that this is my own best interpretation.  You, or your GM, may have other ideas, which I’d love to see in the comments below.  Even though SR5 has the best rendition of the Matrix so far, it still has some issues, and after my most recent game (as of writing this), my group and I discussed a few options to help speed up the Matrix even more, and I will follow up with a new post with what we discussed.  I am going to start with a quick data dump of Matrix terms other things you need to know.  If you already know about Icons, Grids, etc, you might want to skip down a little.  Still here?  Then let us begin.   Continue reading Shadowrunning 101 – Decking

AP Episode 010, Harlequin Past. Have fun storming the castle!

In this episode, they finally get to put their legwork and planning to use.

If you are planning on attending Gencon, and would like to volunteer to run games of Shadowrun, the Catalyst Demo Team is looking for volunteer GMs.  You get some swag, up to and including a badge and a portion of your hotel room covered, depending on how many games you commit to running.  For more information, check out the Shadowrun Missions Facebook page
or you can check out their signup form directly here


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