Episode 046 – Game Mastering Shadowrun Part 7: Scene Building

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Black clapperboard by Horia Varlan

In which Vox and Mr. Johnson offer some advice for building and running scenes within your game.  Also, a new Critter Corner and a new listener story!

Show Notes:

  • Check out this wiz new SR Actual Play podcast: http://geekthemagepodcast.com/
  • UPDATE – A couple of you have posted additions to the story on Facebook.  Thank you!  I shall endeavor to update the note with the additions by the end of the day on Monday.  We’re so close!


5 thoughts on “Episode 046 – Game Mastering Shadowrun Part 7: Scene Building”

  1. Challenge accepted. 🙂 It might be a day or two, but I’ll get the thing read and get a contribution turned in soon as I can.

  2. I’m listening to this now, and I have three things to say about it.
    1) I really appreciate all of your GMing Shadowrun episodes, I hope to run a Shadowrun game some day. The episodes about the parts/elements of a run are great. Which leads to:
    2) After listening to all of your episodes (and Critical Glitch) I finally bought the main rulebook on Saturday. I haven’t played much of any Shadowrun (once in 1986? and 2-3 sessions in 4th ed.). And:
    3) The most important things to include in a scene are a dramatic question (E.G. Will the players be able to break into the mainframe and obtain the paydata? Yes/No) and sources of conflict (E.G. The sys admin doesn’t want anyone unauthorized accessing her machine and will do anything to stop hackers). I cannot recommend the Angry DM’s articles enough, they are GOLD. See http://angrydm.com/ and especially http://angrydm.com/2013/07/how-to-build-awesome-encounters/ .

    Keep up the great work!

  3. Yes, you were right. Facebook isn’t an option because I’d gone dark. But for Opti’s fraggin’ podcast I took the risk. I would have sent him nuyen instead and even some pics of dead 5th world presidents but if a story chunk is what he wants, that’s what I’ll give him. FYI, DocWagon doesn’t offer that service – though some of its competition does for ridiculous prices.

  4. Sadly, I’m no native speaker and got no facebook, otherwise I’d certainly contribute to your story. Btw. thanks for the drake spotlight. I want my players to be under the influence of a dragon without having to introduce the dragon herself. Especially, since they nearly pissed their pants the last time the mage saw a dragon far away in astral space, reasonably. 🙂

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