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Overview

The year is 2064, and all is not well. A struggling megacorp makes a drastic decision to stave off impending doom. A psychopathic artifical intelligence thought to be dead rises again, attempting to take over the entire Matrix. And behind the scenes, apocalyptic terrorists prepare to strike at key points around the world, completing their first steps towards a vision of Armageddon. Across the globe, shadowrunners find themselves caught up in these events-how will their actions impact the Sixth World?

System Failure details the events leading up to and following these dramatic, world-shaking events. In addition to in-depth treatments of the three main plotlines and adventure frameworks for involving the runners in each, it also details numerous aftershocks and spin-off events, with scenario suggestions for how runners can play a role in the years to come. For use with Shadowrun.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932564556
  • Publisher: FanPro LLC
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Shadowrun Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Forewarnings 5
Forecast: Dire 6
Compiling Complete 10
Signs and Visions 11
Threat Assessment 13
Summary 13
Conclusion 14
Things to Come 14
Forewarnings Game Information 15
Hints of Things To Come 15
Prophecies 15
Adventure Seeds 15
How the Network Works 15
Reach Out and Touch Someone 16
Winternight Information 16
Critical Error 18
At the Gates of Valhalla 18
Stars Falling 20
Z-O Offline 21
View from the Fishbowl 22
A Claw on the Switch 22
Signal Lost 24
Timeline-The Past Five Years 25
Detailed Timeline-November 1-2 26
Novatech Goes Public 28
In-Depth: What Is An Initial Public Offering? 30
Public and Private Megacorps 31
Novatech IPO Speculation 33
An Examination of Novatech Financial Statements 36
Conclusions 38
Game Info 38
The Players 38
Working for the Man (Dankwalther) 39
Working for the Man (Lanier) 40
Other Adventure Ideas 41
Singularity 42
What's Going Down 44
Trinity 44
Building a Better Mousetrap 45
Of Two Minds 45
Plug and Play 46
Spinning the World Wide Web 47
The Singularity Event 47
The Players 48
Deus 49
Megaera 49
Mirage 49
East Coast Stock Exchange 50
The Whites 50
Overwatch 51
Ex Pacis 51
Ronin 53
Adventure Frameworks 53
A Knight in Distress 53
Extended Family 54
A Long Night 56
Adventure Ideas 57
Passing the Puck 57
Cult of Multiple Personalities 57
Echoes of Mirage 57
The Fall of Night 58
The End of Days 60
The Power and the Glory ... 61
Early Winter 61
The Face of Evil 62
In Pax Dei 63
Road Map to Armaggeddon 64
Operation: Firnbul 64
Operation: Jormungand 64
Operation: Mjolnir 66
Weapons of Mass Destruction 66
Jormungand 66
Surtr Nano-plague 67
Ymir Toxin 67
Opposition 68
Giants at the Gates of Valhalla 68
Running Interference 68
Dangerous Minds and Strange Bedfellows 69
Winternight 69
Pax and Ex Pacis 71
The Corporate Court 71
Aftermath 72
Adventure Frameworks 72
Cal Free 72
Through Hel and Back 73
Harbingers of Winter 74
Adventure Seeds 75
Crash 2.0 77
EMP Strikes 80
Consequences 81
Is Anybody Out There? 82
Crash Game Info 87
Connection Lost 87
Transportation Disruptions 87
Communication Breakdown 87
Mechanized Death 88
Lord of the Flies 88
Head Crash 89
Opportunity Knocks 90
Last Man Standing 90
Shadowland Crash Game Info 93
Down the Rabbit Hole 94
Game Information 96
Aftershocks 97
Corporate Fallout 97
Cry Havoc: Ares vs. Cross 97
All in the Family: Shiawase 98
Brothers In Arms: Novatech & Transys-Erika 101
Game Over: Art Dankwalther 102
Movers and Shakers 102
Game Information 105
The Tree of Liberty 105
Game Information 107
To Tsimshian and Back Again 108
Game Information 109
Ibn Eisa's Rise And Fall 109
Game Information 112
Free Poland? 113
Game Information 115
Matrix 2.0 116
Livin' la Vida SOTA 116
Game Information 120
Forfeiture 120
Game Information 122
Hello World 123
Epilogue 127
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