Shadowrun 1st Edition

Year of Publication: 1989
Publishing Company/Creator: FASA


Shadowrun... a unique pairing of fantasy tropes and cyberpunk. Basically, in the near future, as technology and society develop in a cyberpunk-like way, magic returns to the world. Native Americans rise up, teenagers start to "goblinize" (turn into fantasy races), etc. This all leads to a world carved up in a different way. The game would also go on to inspire a few video games, for Genesis, Super Nintendo and even X-Box, then later on PC. The 1st edition system would basically remain intact until the game's 4th edition. The system involves buckets of d6 and can be a bit much, but the early editions of the game are probably the most easily playable.