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Shadowrun: The Neo-Anarchist Streetpedia
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
by Sean H. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 10/10/2019 15:26:05

Shadowrun: The Neo-Anarchist Streetpedia is a sourcebook for Shadowrun and lets you know a little bit about a lot of things in the Sixth World of Shadowrun. It is edition agnostic, making it a useful book no matter which edition of Shadowrun you play though timelinewise it is set at the start of the new Sixth World Edition (2080), so some of it could be spoilers for games set earlier in the timeline. It is a fun read and a good way to provide an in-game look at the world to players but by no means a required book.

Shadowrun: The Neo-Anarchist Streetpedia, is a Deep Shadows Sourcebook for Shadowrun, this particular book provides an overview of just about everything important in the Sixth World, from a NeoAnarchist perspective of course.

As is traditional, the book begins with one of the ubiquitous fiction sections, then moves into From the Ashes, Neo-Anarchism, which explains the background to and current state of the Neo-Anarchism movement in the world of Shadowrun.

Then, the meat of the product, the data here is organized alphabetically, with some exceptions, such as famous AI (Artificial Intelligences) being tucked inside the AI definition. But the information is apportioned haphazardously, as you would expect from something that is presented as being crowd-sourced, which is often annoying at least to this reviewer. Nations often get short shrift, this is especially annoying for countries that have never appeared in sourcebooks or whose last appearance was more than a decade ago, to only get a paragraph light on details and high on snark (and some nations, like the Scandinavian Union, do not even get that).

There is also a missing referenced entry, Omnistar references that it is a combine of DocWagon, Lone Star Security and Manadyne and to refer to the individual entries . . . but there is not one for Manadyne. Very unfortunate.

But for all of these flaws, it is still a useful and interesting resource, giving the “state of play” at the beginning of 2080 and the Sixth World edition.

Note: Read more reviews and other gaming articles at my journal https://seaofstarsrpg.wordpress.com/



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Shadowrun: The Neo-Anarchist Streetpedia
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
by Allegra V. R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/31/2019 19:06:37

Lots of good info. There were some bold choices to alter the usual format of shadowtalk/jackpoint, which didn't necessarily pay off. QC on some of the stories could have been better, but others were very good. A decent source of inspiration that could have been much better with a bit of love and polish.



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Shadowrun: The Neo-Anarchist Streetpedia
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
by Timothy M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/23/2019 01:11:17

I'm a long time shadowrun fan. I own almost everything published in English, just missing a few things from 2nd edition era. And I think is probably the least useful thing I've ever bought. I am not sure what it is supposed to be for? If you are familiar with all the shadowrun lore, its mostly going to be annoying because of the "unreliable narrator" angle giving half truths or straight up propaganda. And if you don't know SR lore and were hoping to get a leg up, this isn't going to help you because its almost completely detail free.

I mean, they drop two new Great Dragons into the world. And sure, I've long thought that there were too many European Great Dragons and not enough others. But if you introduce a Great Dragon and all you can find to say is "She lives in India and likes nagas and buddhists", what exactly is the point?

The whole book is just full of fluffy, detail free blurbs on various things. Some of which are just oddly wrong. Like the Astral Space Protection Society article saying they are bankrolled by Hestaby, which that's histroy and Wuxing bankrolls them now. Which is referred to in another article on another topic.

Its sometimes amusing, but its definitely not informative.



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Shadowrun: The Neo-Anarchist Streetpedia
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
by Robert H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/20/2019 17:34:05

This supplement has no sensible reason to exist while a wikia exists for Shadowrun.



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Shadowrun: The Neo-Anarchist Streetpedia
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
by A customer [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/17/2019 07:23:35

When I saw this was coming out, I thought it would be ver much like the Sixth World Almanac. It's not even close. The entries are all written in widely different tones and styles. No doubt because of the neo-anarchist source but it makes for a disjointed read. There's a surprising lack of hooks too. You really need to have a familiarity with previous editions to make use of this book. There is a silver cloud here: this was bad enough that I have decided not to purchase any more 6th edition products unless they get better reviews.



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