Anyone that follows me, knows I am an Old School Gamer (OSG) and I promote old school games that I grew up playing vs mainstream games. If I do play mainstream games, I try to play them with the Old School mentality/spirit, which includes judgement calls, story trumps rules and making things up when there really isn’t a rule to keep the flow of the game going on. One of my mottos is, “The books are just guidelines, you rule the book, not the other way around”
Anyhow, one of the games I enjoyed playing as a young teen was Shadowrun. I remember fondly playing as a human Decker, and running around with my Commodore 64 like keyboard (because that was all the rage) and plugging in to fight the cyber spiders and obtain information like a hacker!
My group originally started with 1e, and then we quickly moved to 2e when one of my friends was able to get a hold of the core rules book. We played 1e, because my friend’s father was a gamer, and pass it along to him for us to play.. ya know, being an adult meant “fun is over” *Laughs*
The 1e rules are a heavy and crunchy, but provided days and days of countless adventures running around the streets of Seattle, doing “jobs” for some guy named Mr Johnson, or in our case we called him, “The Johnson”.
It was good times and I have a ton of these books on my shelf, I have a youtube channel and there is a lack of old school Shadowrun going on. Lots of videos about 4e, 5e and even 6e, but not a lot about 1e or 2e. So why not rekindle my love for Shadowrun and while I do that, make some videos for those that wish to follow along.
Tell me what you think? Do you want to see videos on Shadowrun 1e/2e going over the rules and lore?