Shadowrun, Fifth Edition Preview #2 is available

Shadowrun 5 Logo with Text

We told you yesterday to be looking out for a new free preview of Shadowrun, Fifth Edition, and that preview is now available (Battleshop, DriveThruRPG). While the first preview focused on the look and feel of the game,  this one provides more rules content. It has a big load of the Game Concepts chapter, laying out the basic framework of the game, including tests, limits, attributes, uses of Edge, and so on. Enjoy!

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  1. Ryo
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    The line about extra initiative dice from spells and gear had my eyebrow raise, as it seems like this has replaced the idea of Initiative Passes, something I’ve been arguing in favor of a lot. Is this actually the case, or are Passes still a part of the combat system?

    • Michael Chandra
      Posted May 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

      Think 3e+Intuition, it is very likely like that.

  2. Thunderspeaks
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    I’m curious to see if they have made changes across the board where you’re not playing four different games around the same table, each with their own systems. I want to see a more uniform game mechanic that applies to combat, matrix, magic and rigging. It would go a LONG way to making the game more manageable for GM’s. At least it would for me.

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