by Harebrained Schemes LLC
Fine, have some more of my money... ;)
I loved the Preying for Keeps Trilogy. My only regret on this is that due to time constraints I only get to "read" audiobooks these days and my guess is that if this will only be an e-book that it will never get picked up by Audible unless a bunch of kickstarter people all put in requests for it, even then I am not sure.
I'm on the same boat as @Ber... For some reason, I've never played a mage (probably, that reason is that I love to be a decker so much and tried to make a rigger work, since I never wanted one in my team)...
I really think I'll have to play through the game twice non-stop... So I can play a cool mage and get to know fully this new Matrix...
Soooooo... It could be August already... =/
Mel Odom? Awesome, I really liked his novels! Hmm. I should read all SR-novels again...
And all of that and I forgot to say Mel Odom! What's wrong with me! Shadowrun novels get me so freaking nuts! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! Mel Odom!!!!!!
I can't believe this. Nigel D. Findley is who originally won me over and Caroline Spector's writing is so awesome... Tom Dowd is absolutely top shelf too and so hard core raw Shadowrun :D. I can't believe how amazing this is.
Dual Effect abilities are awesome! This was one of the features I most wanted to see in the Editor. We spent some serious hours working on weapon mods and ability mods that really needed dual effects and we couldn't get the original Editor to accommodate us. Dual Effect abilities will add a ton of flexibility to abilities.
"Of course we are. :) We don't skimp on rewards to our Backers."
Glad to hear it! Having backed 2 previous HBS projects, I gotta say...that's chip-truth, Chummer!
They do produce great rewards. The Shadowrun Anthology from Shadowrun Returns was AWESOME, and just on a lark..for fun...they created the Fluff 'n Smoke tumblr. When it comes to the novel, I have confidence they've got us covered. Their Golem Arcana rewards and fiction are pretty wiz, too! ^_^
>>>are we talking a PROPER novel here?
Of course we are. :) We don't skimp on rewards to our Backers.
If you have a question for HBS / the developers, start your comment with, "HEY HBS!" so they can spot it more easily!
And, ust a reminder you can find lots of info about this AWESOME Shadowrun Hong Kong Kickstarter and other fun Shadowrun related intel @ www.MatrixSprawl.net (requires the www)
Useful Info on the project: http://www.matrixsprawl.net/2015/01/Shadowrun-Hong-Kong-Kickstarter-NEWS-USEFUL-INFORMATION-and-PAYDATA.html
HBS answers to community questions in the comments: http://www.matrixsprawl.net/2015/01/Shadowrun-Hong-Kong-Kickstarter-news-from-HBS.html
An Introduction to Shadowrun fan-created web comic: http://www.matrixsprawl.net/2015/01/an-introduction-to-shadowrun-fan-web.html
And a 38 page Shadowrun fan-made web comic by Blade! http://www.matrixsprawl.net/2015/01/another-runner-in-night-shadowrun-fan.html
Enjoy, omae. ^_^
Read the post prior to this one. I'm curious to know more about the novel too ^_^
"When you say "novel", are we talking a PROPER novel here (i.e. similar word / page count to the old Shadowrun novels)?"
Damn, I was hoping for another Jack Slater novel. To upgrade pledge or not...?
When you say "novel", are we talking a PROPER novel here (i.e. similar word / page count to the old Shadowrun novels)?
@HBS: will deckers be getting some of these dual effect 'spells' for Matrix runs?
Heya Trevor, I somehow haven't played a mage or shaman yet, but these features sound awesome, so maybe SRHK is time for me to change that :) Thanks!
I loved those books growing up. It was great reading about Argent some more. I loved him in 2XS and Lone Wolf.
When I was trying to get Eiger some cyberware, I was always thinking of the lines from Preying for keeps, where Elvis was always described with Arnie awesome cyberware lol.
@drow Ahahaha ^_^
no worries, eiger has a bite attack too. :D
That was perhaps the series that best captured what shadowrun was in the whole novel line. I still have them in my bookshelf. They still hold up for genre fiction.
"Gaichu, the ghoul Runner, has a Bite attack. " ...now I'm really gonna havta see what motivates our crew to run with this chum. o.O?
Curious about Mel's work and how well received it is? You might be veeery surprised in a good way once you see what he's worked on, Chummers! Check out Mel's Good Reads list and reviews! ^_^
Man, I loved those Shadowrun books in the '90s. I don't remember who wrote it, but in 6th grade, I thought one called Shadowplay was about the best thing I'd ever read.
I never actually found any of those books, but I've only been looking in physical stores. I may have to give up and go to Amazon.
Unfortunately, I only know Mel's work through his Might & Magic novel, The Sea of Mist, which is the most atrocious book I've ever read...
But I'm willing to give him a second chance.
Are you serious!? Mel's three books are amongst my favourite list of SR novels. This is great news! <3