shadowrun tabletop

A Guide to Roleplaying Systems

Player: Can I do the thing?

Mutants and Masterminds: Yes you can do the thing.

GURPS: Fill out these forms in triplicate.

Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition: Yes, but it’s really not worth it unless you are a Dream Elf with the Godblooded feat and at least five levels in the Thingomancer Prestige class from Complete Thing. Or you could just play a Wizard, they get The Thing as a 3rd level spell.

Call of Cthulu: You can do the thing, but you REALLY don’t want to.

FATE: That depends, can you bullshit the GM into believing that one of your vaguely-worded aspects supports you doing The thing?

7th Sea: Only if the thing is properly dramatic!

Shadowrun: Yes, but you’ll need a bathtub full of D6s.

Paranoia: The thing is treason.

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition:

[I copied the above from this brilliant post, and I reblogged as text because I really felt the need to add the gif for 5e, and chat posts don’t allow gifs, dammit.]

Ash, a Razorclaw Shifter Ranger. 

A dude’s played D&D with his friends for a few years and now he’s making a book about the campaign! It will include timelines, character descriptions, rundowns of every session and some illustrations, including maps and these paintings that I’m making! I was commissioned to paint 7 portraits and 4 scenes. This is a really cool project and I’ll keep you folks updated on it.


cel-shaded portrait of a Shadowrun RP character, commissioned by @slunkymcgee! Equipped with a gun, for when a situation calls for a heavier touch than hacking or diplomacy.

Here’s my commission info!

Dear Dungeon Episode Masterlist

Want to listen to Dear Dungeon from the beginning? Here’s all our episodes so far! This post will be updated as new episodes are released.

DD0: Teaser Trailer
DD1: Powergamey Rule Monkeys Out for Blood
DD2: Stick to Your Guns and SLARP!
DD3: This Week on Shark Tank: TRAINS!
DD4: Self Esteem on Blast
DD5: Cheese and Cheese Accessories
DD6: Joke Free Zone

Elite Forces of the Sixth World

My apologies. I uploaded an incomplete list. This is the complete list I have.

  • AGS Bundesgrenzschutz (BGS) GSG Teams, e.g. GSG-9 counterterrorist unit. Germany Sourcebook, 53
  • AGS Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK). Deutschland In Den Schatten II, War! (German edition)
  • Alta Commissione Fratellanza. Shadows of Europe, 31
  • Amazonia armed forces special forces. War!, 130
  • Anarchist Black Star. Loose Alliances, 24
  • Atlantean Foundation Mystic Crusaders. Dawn of the Artifacts: Dusk, 8
  • Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) special forces. War!, 129
  • Aztechnology Blood Daggers. War!, 29
  • Aztechnology Jaguar Guard. Aztlan, 177
  • Aztechnology Leopard Guard. Aztlan, 177
  • Aztechnology Ocelomeh Guerreros. Corporate Guide, 73
  • Aztechnology Cuacuahtin Guerreros. Corporate Guide, 73
  • Aztechnology Otontin Guerreros. Corporate Guide, 73
  • Aztechnology Cuachiqueh Guerreros. Corporate Guide, 73
  • Aztlan Armed Forces Special Forces. Conspiracy Theories, 48; Storm Front, 24
  • Caribbean Navy Tigersharks. Street Legends, 144
  • CAS-based Cola company’s  “Minute Men.” Street Magic, 89
  • CAS Army Special Forces (”Green Berets”). Runner’s Black Book, 111
  • CAS DDI Criminal Deterrence Operation (CDO) group. Shadows of North America, 66
  • CAS Marine Corps special ops forces. Shadows of North America, 66
  • CAS Navy SEALs Cyberpirates!, 22
  • CAS Navy SEAL Team SIX. Cyberpirates!, 22
  • Corporate Court Grid Overwatch Division Artificial Resource Management (ARM) division. Unwired, 24.
  • Corporate Court Grid Overwatch Division Right Hand (RH) division. Unwired, 24.
  • CATCo Seraphim. Portfolio of a Dragon, 60
  • Evo Special Security Detail counter-operative teams. Spy Games, 130
  • Front Range Free Zone Zone Defense Force special forces. Storm Front, 89
  • Hong Kong Special Police Forces. Dawn of the Artifacts: New Dawn, 44; Runner Havens, 15
  • Israeli Defense Force special forces. Vice, 157
  • Israel Mossad Kidon. Shadows in Force: Sioux Nation, 23
  • Japanese Special Forces. Corporate Enclaves, 70; SOTA63, 77
  • Knight Errant Firewatch Teams. Burning Bright, Bug City, Corporate Download, Corporate Guide
  • Knight Errant Awakened Control Center. Target: UCAS, Corporate Download, Corporate Guide
  • Lone Star Fast Response Team. Lone Star, 33
  • Lone Star SWAT Team. Lone Star, 36
  • Nagato Combine/Nagato Corporation Green Serpent Guard. Shadows of Asia, 82
  • Renraku Red Samurai. Seattle Sourcebook, 48
  • Pakistan Special National Guard. Shadows of Asia, 67
  • PCC Security Force Quick Response Teams (QRT). Artifacts Unbound, 106
  • Quebec Defense Force Special Forces. NAGNA, 72
  • Quebec Gendarmarie Special Forces. Shadows of North America, 112.
  • Regency Megamedia Ghatak Commandos. Bloody Business, 145
  • Renraku Red Ninja. Corporate Guide, 145
  • Russia Red Army GRU Spetsnaz. Shadows of Asia, 126
  • Russia MVD OMON. Shadows of Asia, 134
  • Seattle Metroplex Guard Special Forces. Seattle Sourcebook, 123
  • Sioux Special Forces “Wildcats.” NAN v1, 103
  • Sternschutz Sonderschutztruppe. Berlin, 40
  • Sternschutz SAMT - Sonderabteilungen für Magie und Thaumaturgie. Berlin, 39
  • Schwarze Marshalls, special forces of the Schwarze Sheriffs. Unterwelten, 253
  • Tír na nÓg Tír Republican Corps Reach Fuileach. Tír na nÓg, 41; Artifacts Unbound, 107-08
  • Tír Tairngire Moonlight Thorns. Land of Promise, 24
  • Tír Tairngire Peace Force Special Forces (“Ghosts”). Tir Tairngire, 105; Shadows of North America, 150
  • Tír Tairngire Peace Force Special Forces Bratach Gheal. Shadows of North America, 150
  • Tír Tairngire Peace Force Special Forces Bratach Gheal “Black Daggers.” Shadows of North America, 150
  • UCAS Army White Lions. DNA/DOA, 49
  • UCAS Army Special Forces (”Green Berets”). SR2 Companion; SR3 Companion, 116; Missions, 93; System Failure,108
  • UCAS Army 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta (“Delta”, “Delta Force”). SR2 Companion; Missions, 93; SR3 Companion, 116
  • UCAS Army Rangers. Missions, 74; Seattle 2072, 161
  • UCAS FBI Emergency Response Teams (ERT). Ghost Cartels, 89–90
  • UCAS Marine Corps Fleet Antiterror Security Teams (FAST). 10 Mercs, 43
  • UCAS Marine Corps Special Forces. War!, 130
  • UCAS Navy SEALs. 10 Mercs, 42–43; Cyberpirates!, 171; Artifacts Unbound, 107
  • UCAS Navy SEAL Team Twelve. 10 Mercs, 43
  • UCAS Counterforce Teams. Bug City, 130.
  • UCAS Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). 10 Mercs, 43; Artifacts Unbound, 109; Conspiracy Theories, 158; Spy Games, 158;
  • UK Scotland Yard Special Branch. Spy Games, 123
  • UK Lord Protector’s Oversight Office Operatives (“OOOs”; “Templars”). Shadows of Europe, 200
  • UK Royal Army Special Air Service. London, 24; Shadows of Europe, 200
  • Wuxing Dà Dì Xiāo. Corporate Guide, 187
  • Wuxing Worldwide Shipping special security division. Corporate Guide, 187
  • Yakashima shinobi teams. Dawn of the Artifacts: New Dawn, 24

Court of Shadows

Court of Shadows takes the award-winning rules of Shadowrun 5th Ed. to a setting that has always been part of the Sixth World but never fully detailed. They mysterious Seelie Court has long shaped the elven nation of Tir na nog and parts beyond, and this book dives into its secrets and the powers who lead it. Full of high fantasy and intrigue, Court of Shadows presents a new way to play for veteran Shadowrun players and newcomers alike, pitting them against the tricky, manipulative fae of the courts to see who will decide the future of the Sixth World.

(Not the Final Cover)

Finally decided to not let my memes be dreams and started this as a personal project. I’ve kind been wanting to make a comic for a long while now but I couldn’t really settle on what it was gonna be. 

I mostly had a bunch of half-baked ideas, stories with beginnings and ends and kind of empty space in the middle that I couldn’t figure out to fill, so this seemed like the most feasible option. It’s based somewhat accurately on a Shadowrun campaign I was DMing so the way I see it, it has basically wrote itself already and all that’s left is for me to just do it.

At the time of posting this I’m something close to quarter way through with pencils and inks for it. I figured if I would do this like page a month or something it would just kinda be slow and lame and would have no pacing so I’ll just do it issue per issue. It’s probably gonna take longer for anything of it to come out but at least it will be a coherent thing to read right away. I’ll probably post some WIP snippets from time to time and likely also be drawing some other stuff simultaneously. Overall I think it’s gonna be pretty shit but uuuuhhhhhh…

Also, featuring the OCs of @leoravioleo and @legendaryblade