Episode 046: Chrome Flesh

chromeThis is Critical Glitch, a Shadowrun Podcast Episode 046

Your host, The Most Dangerous Man in Gaming – Tim Patrick

Co-Host: Bob “Dr. Meatgrinder” Loper

In this episode we take a deeper look into Chrome Flesh the “Core Augmentation Hanbook”

Bob found this book light on the rules and heavy on the fluff, I have to agree the fluff that was included was about a specific meta plot CFD, we already have several books dedicated to that. My biggest issue with the lack of continuity once again the authors have proven they have not read the prior materials or could not be bothered to fact check. We have duplicate rules, and contradictory stats, and finally every one involved in this book should be ashamed for such simple copy and paste errors. There are at least 5 levels that should have been able to catch these types of rooky mistakes. The author, the line developer, the editor, the layout, and the proofer any of these could have improved the quality of the book with just a little due diligence.

We both found the book to be better then Run & Gun, Street Grimoire and even Data Trails but not as polished as Run Faster. The lack of an index and usable table of contents combined with non-intuitive chapter names still plagues the line for these reasons we both placed the book at around a B- grade. Definitely worth getting in PDF, and you won’t feel like you wasted your money if you buy the hardback.

 

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Episode 045: Data Trails

This is Critical Glitch, a Shadowrun Podcast Episode 045

Your host, The Most Dangerous Man in Gaming – Tim Patrick

Co-Host: Bob “Dr. Meatgrinder” Loper

In this episode we take a deeper look into Data Trails the “Core Matrix Hanbook”

Both Bob and myself found the book to be light on rules, and some of the rules that where included should have been moved to a dedicated e-pub to make room for more core concepts.  For a Matrix Core Handbook there was little to nothing for Technomancers absolutely nothing on their sprites.

We both found the book to be better then Run & Gun and Street Grimoire but not as polished as Run Faster. The lack of an index and intuitive chapter names still plagues the line for these reasons we both placed the book at around a C+ grade. Definitely worth getting in PDF, and you won’t feel like you wasted your money if you buy the hardback.

God Speaks – Intro fiction by CZ Wright of the Arcology podcast

The World in your Pocket – some setting info and examples of Grids

True Hackers, Lusers & Dirtballs – Hacker Groups & Technomancer Tribes

On the Bleeding edge – Positive & Negative Qualities

Born to Hack – Lifepaths

Killer Apps & Razor forms – Programs, Complex Forms, Echoes

The Guts of the Matrix – Upgrades for Commlinks & Cyberdecks

The All-Seeing Eye of God – Corp hosts, IC, sample Spiders, and Demi God

Corporate Sponsorship – Fiction by Jason Andrew

The Perfect Host – Host info & examples, Host cyber combat example p. 87 (Flawed), more Spiders

Deeper and Deeper – Foundation (You got your WoD in our SR)

Body Hunt – fiction by Scott Scheltz

Principles of Insanity – AI, Resonance Realms, Dissonants

Mastering the Matrix – GM overview of the Matrix, Matrix examples, Matrix Actions

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