Thursday, December 20, 2012

Montreal Sourcebooks I: Montreal 2074

This is the first in a series of articles on sourcebooks for Montreal. Not always for Call of Cthulhu (as there for now only exists one, Horror's Heart), but for any and all games systems.

To which end, there is a new release of a sourcebook for Shadowrun, titled Montreal 2074.

I has been a long time since I played Shadowrun, and that was the old edition. It does hold some fond memories, but I always did find it a little too much of a dungeon bash rather than a real futuristic adventure game.

From the description supplied by DriveThruRPG:

Great White Shadows
Bikers and go-gangs roam the streets of Montreal in 2074. Organized crime outfits struggle for territory. And neo-anarchists add spice and danger to the streets. All this would seem to be nothing more than lawless chaos except for one thing—money. Cheap real estate and savvy moves by the megacorporations have brought some cash into town, and a new city is being built on the remains of the old. And as every runner knows, when you shine the light of money onto the darkness of a ruined city, you get one thing: shadows
Montreal 2074 gives adventurous runners the chance to take their talents to a new locale, doing business on the isle of Montreal. Whether they are dodging the gangs of the West Island or looking to bargain with the Mafiosi of Saint Leonard, runners will find plenty of opportunities in Montreal. They just need to make sure they don’t end up as part of the piles of rubble—and they also need to watch out for the fast, brutal group known as Les Frères Chasseurs.
Montreal 2074 contains information on neighborhoods, gangs, and activities that bring the city to life in the Sixth World setting. With plot hooks and NPC stats, the book provides everything players and gamemasters need to take a trip to the Great White North.
Montreal 2074 is for use with Shadowrun, Twentieth Anniversary Edition.
I can't comment any further on the contents of the book, as I have not bought nor seen it (apart from the preview available here), but it seems to have all the required background for the city in that setting, an the city seems to be recognisable as Montreal as modern day citizens would know it. Not surprising really as the game is set in the not so distant future.

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