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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Episode 034: Matrix 101

This is Critical Glitch, a Shadowrun Podcast Episode 034

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

Co-Host, Mike “Cadre Elite” Messmer

Special Guest, Tony Gambino

We spent the day talking about the Matrix and all of the aspects that make it up since that is one of the areas that still seems to catch the most people. We look at the terminology of the Matrix from Devices, Host, Pans to MARKS and how a Decker procures them. We also look at the Grid Overwatch Division, and how they are cracking down on hackers. We even spent some time looking at Technomancers and how they can play a vital role in a successful run.

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