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The MMOG Nation Broadcast #12
Sun, 6 Jul 2008 17:57:00 GMT [download/play]



This week the MMOG Nation Broadcast tackles a subject near and dear to my heart: Shadowrun. While there are no public plans at the moment to develop an MMO based on the Shadowrun IP, I think it's something that would enrich the spirit of gamers everywhere. The IP, the setting, even the rules all seem custom-fit to what I see as a modern imperative: online massive gaming. Join myself and Mr. Brent Lassi as we talk about what we'd want to see in an SR MMO. We talk design, content, and the likelihood of this game ever reaching market. Check you later, omae.

References:
Official Shadowrun Website
Shadowrun Wikipedia Entry
Why the Shadowrun FPS Sucked
Shadowrun Game Journal

Music:
- Rise, Origa Ft Shanti Snyder, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig.
- Theme from Wide Angle, Hybrid, Wide Angle.
- Science Friction, Orbital, Snivilisation.
- Antique Toy, Future Sound of London, Dead Cities.
- To Tell the Truth, Yoko Kanno, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig.
- Gonna Rice, Yoko Kanno, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig.
- Mirrorshades, Information Society, Hack.
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Episode 12 Discussion Thread

'Shadowrun player from 1990' by mmotreasurehunt
Submitted on 2008-07-07 23:29:55 CST
Haven't played any table top RPGs in a number of years. Mainly just playing MMOs. Listening to this podcast made me wish for my bio-linked Panther Assault Cannon to put in the hands of my Troll and roll for natural sixes. You guys got me all excited about a Shadowrun MMO.

On a side note: The NES game back in the day was a better game world than the FPS that came out recently.

Thanks for getting me worked up!



'Hehehehehehehe...Johnson.' by VanHemlock
Submitted on 2008-07-08 13:42:59 CST
Interesting ruminations. Never played Shadowrun, so found myself shouting 'Neocron!' frequently at the stereo. I guess that place isn't as original as I gave it credit for. Worth a look if you haven't so far - sounds like it has a great many of the things you're after in such a title, except the $500 million budget.

Now, Planescape on the other hand...



'Thanks' by Inde
Submitted on 2008-07-15 13:49:55 CST
I have no idea why Shadowrun had not come into my radar as a roleplayer but after listening to th podcast and reading around I have bought the rules and my group will shortly be meeting Mr Johnson. Thanks for a great podcast.