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> NPC archetype compendium?, Is there such a thing?
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post Jan 2 2015, 07:04 PM
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My last session was very free-form, and I noticed one thing: contacts and NPC archetypes are spread out through several books (several editions, even). It annoyed me.
Is there such a thing as a compilation of all NPC archetypes?
Official or fan-made, doesn't really matter, but if the latter it would be great if it had that FASA layout, with decent illustrations and whatnot, for me to order a PoD product I can be proud of...

I do remember downloading this unnoffical NPC list, some years ago, but rather than broad archetypes like the ones presented in the official line, it was more like a collection of really out-there characters. It seemed to be shooting for the setting's extremes rather than the average meta on the streets.
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post Jan 2 2015, 07:05 PM
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No, there is no such thing officially (and I would not be aware from a fan project). There are some lists and I think a random NPC generator out there somewhere.

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post Jan 2 2015, 07:51 PM
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No, there is no such thing officially (and I would not be aware from a fan project). There are some lists and I think a random NPC generator out there somewhere.

Official, probably not.

Unofficial? There was the Shadowrun Archive, which had an entire section devoted to NPC's. That might have what you're looking for. Unfortunately, it's long gone, so you'd need to use the wayback machine to dig it up. The address was archive.dumpshock.com.
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post Jan 2 2015, 11:57 PM
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'Blackjack's People Compendium' was the list I meant. Pretty cool, but it doesn't contain the actual stats so it's not really what I'm after.
Some copy/paste shenanigans might be in order, methinks...
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post Jan 3 2015, 01:19 AM
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Contacts, released with the second edition GM screen, is an aggregation of all the contacts to that point in time (which is most of them). It's an A4 booklet with two contacts per page in the first and second edition format and it's fully compatible with third ed.
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post Jan 6 2015, 03:57 PM
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I'm actually working on a Word based archive of all my 3rd Ed. NPCs for me to take to the games I run, pulling them so far from Mr Johnson's Little Black Book, Shadowrun Companion, Shadowrun Main Book and some I've simply made up myself.
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