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Mr.Platinum
Ok folks i just finished my last major project for shadow run, titles The Death/Escape of the Chiba-4.

it's basically a adventure based about the Redmond Yak and a bunch of double crossing between the Japanesse yak and the Seattle Yak.

but that besides the point.

My next project is going to be my home city and that Hamilton Ontario.

Now i was wondering how many of you people out there have done simular project and are willing to share, cause i know, unlike previous projects i have never shared with the genral public.


When this project is done i will be sharing it .


Now do some postings.
nezumi
Hmm... The Shadows of Bowie, Maryland.

No, doesn't really strike me, sorry.

Anyway, all the neat places around here are already covered under NAGNA.
MITJA3000+
...Helsinki.

Never really thought about really running it, could be interesting though. We've always played Seattle-based campaings, since it's the default and as such has a lot of game-related material. The wireless matrix-thingie (we play 3rd. and won't EVER change) could be the source of nice runs. Plus, I guess it would kinda neat that you could name certain adresses and places, since this city's still gonna be the same come 2060. Nice thread.
Slump
Hmm.. The town I live in doesn't have much that could have shadows. Our biggest gang problem is taggers (people who spray their tags, but don't do anything else), and people from other towns coming in to sell drugs. We have a college and an air force base. That's pretty much it.
MK Ultra
There has already been much official stuff about my place and Im a Seattle-Fan anyway, so Ive never done something like this (at least not to my knowledge wobble.gif )
Calvin Hobbes
Hamilton'd just end up being Toronto sprawl.
stevebugge
Well I live in Seattle, so I've bee pretty well covered, so I've never done any major work, though due to requests here I've started doing some neighborhood security zone maps for Seattle.

Some places I'd like to see covered:

I would like to see a Shadows of Africa. Africa is Biologically, Geologically, Sociologically and Politically interesting place in 2006. It's probably even crazier in 2066.

Along this line I'd like to see something about the Pacific Islands too, it's been a long time since Hawaii got a write up and most of the rest of Polynesia, Micronesia, etc. got either a passing comment or nothing at all in Shadows of Asia. With all the Nuclear tests and WWII battles combined with interesting Islander Cultures it seems like an interesting place to Run.

If I ever do my own in depth Seattle Guide book I'll be sure to share it.
Trax
Shadows of Ottawa.

Imagine the fun of running the Shadows in the former Canadian capital, just a stone's throw away from the Quebec border, and the Toronto sprawls.
Moon-Hawk
Shadows of Cleveland.
Um.......I guess you could steal something from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Trax
QUOTE (Moon-Hawk)
Shadows of Cleveland.
Um.......I guess you could steal something from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Lot's of Elvis impersonating runners I bet.
Mr.Platinum
QUOTE (Calvin Hobbes)
Hamilton'd just end up being Toronto sprawl.

yeah i'm not going to work on the entire T.O sprawl just a section on the Hammer town.
Kyoto Kid
Shlameel Slamazel....The shadows of Milwaukee

Yes, I am actually working up a segment in the ol brew town subtitled "Take the ChipHeads Bowling"

In the background

With the Bug City mess in Chicago, M'waukee (as it is called by the locals) experienced period of rapid growth. as business fled the mayhem (and nukes). The major corps include the Bradley corporation (Industrial Electronics) The Chalmers Group (Heavy machinery and High Tech power generation. In real life, Allis Chalmers was the sole supplier of Fuel Cells for all of the Gemini, & Apollo spacecraft as well as the early orbital stations). Of course there's Muller Brewing but they are not the only purveyors of suds in the town as there is a thriving craft brew community. Some of the Megas also have operations here including Ares, Seder Krupp (which has it's "Village" arcology in the old Third Ward), and NeoNet.

Several new corporations have also made their headquarters in the town Beer made famous. One is Marathon Aerotek with facilities at Mitchell Sky Harbour and Southlake (Racine/Kenosha, which was the site of an reliever airport for O'Hare that was never completed due to the crash of 29). Another major player is I-Motive which is a manufacturer of linear induction systems & Fuel Cell Power plants for Transportation. Basically M'waukee has returned to it's rightful place as the Machine shop of the world.

With it's strong Euro ethnic roots, The city has a surprising old world charm that of course masks the more seamy side of the city. On the surface, it is almost like taking a step back in time. Buildings & skyscrapers in the centre of town must adhere to a civic design code. In short, instead of bland glass & concrete slabs, Structures sport many historical elements including peaked roofs, spires, gargoyles, and other ornamental features. Public transportation employs streetcars and double deck busses. The arts are a big part of daily life and the city is home to what has become a world class conservatory.

The government is socialistic, managed by the Common Council that works with the office of the Mayor (Yes the old cathedral like City Hall is still standing). The police force is administered by the City and County but is patterned after the Gendarme of Austria (definitely not Keystone cops). On the underworld side, the Red Vory is big here, as is the Mafia (has been for as long as I can remember). The Asian gangs (including the Yakuza) are less predominent and keep a low profile . Neighbourhood ethnic gangs are another matter entirely. The Croats, The Serbs, The Hispanic, and Filipino gangs tend to make the news the most. Humanis has a presence here, mostly in the outlying areas of the city. There are also of course gangs formed along Metahuman lines as well.

Racially speaking, the predominant meta types are, not surprisingly, Dwarves, Orcs, and Trolls. There is a small exclusive elf community in the former suburb of Brown Deer but for the most part, elves here tend to avoid much of the city proper save for the cultural area of downtown.

Well, so much for the little travelogue. There is a lot more detail, but of course it would be too lengthy to post in its entirety here.
PiXeL01
A friend of mine threw us into a run actually in Denmark and his version (added I think by the unofficial Denmark Sourcebook) was kinda fun and interesting. Seeing the three cities in the area where I was born grow together into a 30 km squared spawl is a possibility, but Denmark-Norway-Sweden grow into the Nordic Defense Pact, that the rest of Europe fear, I think not. Underwater military bases along the coast. Bornholm turned into a huge Inter Continental Missile Silo...Though the thing about seperating Jutland from the rest of Europe by a 3 km wide channel, always sounds appealing.

I have thought about using it, and with Shadow of Europe it is a more viable option, but Seattle is something I have always used, cept maybe once or twice and I know it so ....

I do like to see your finished project smile.gif

LaughingTiger
I'm running the Shadows of St. Louis and have been for several months, almost a year.

I came here to get info on it, and did a campaign write up for it, including several important changes for the Shadowrun timeline.

As of 2057, my timeline offically divurged from Cannon and will stay that way. I'm getting ready to blow up the world to bring us up into SR4.
Mr.Platinum
MMan i am looking forward to sending my group there one day. or night.
stevebugge
Actually between Dayton, Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinatti it seems like a lot of small to mid size Corporations make their homes in Ohio. (Kroeger, National City Mortgage just off the top of my head). Seems like ther would probably still be a fair amount of that going in the 2060's even if now they are just division, branch, or subsidiary HQ's for the Megas. Lots of manufacturing in Ohio too. And then there are those weird stories about that bridge accident on the Ohio WV border (I know it's the other end of the state from Cleveland).
MITJA3000+
QUOTE (PiXeL01)
A friend of mine threw us into a run actually in Denmark and his version (added I think by the unofficial Denmark Sourcebook) was kinda fun and interesting. Seeing the three cities in the area where I was born grow together into a 30 km squared spawl is a possibility, but Denmark-Norway-Sweden grow into the Nordic Defense Pact, that the rest of Europe fear, I think not. Underwater military bases along the coast. Bornholm turned into a huge Inter Continental Missile Silo...Though the thing about seperating Jutland from the rest of Europe by a 3 km wide channel, always sounds appealing.

I have thought about using it, and with Shadow of Europe it is a more viable option, but Seattle is something I have always used, cept maybe once or twice and I know it so ....

I do like to see your finished project smile.gif

QUOTE
Denmark-Norway-Sweden grow into the Nordic Defense Pact, that the rest of Europe fear, I think not.


That might be a bit over the top, but the fact is that the scandinavian countries are pretty wealthy compared to their southern neighbors. I guess Sweden hasn't much of military assets, but Norway and Finland are pretty well of in that regard. The (mostly imaginary) threat of Russia makes a good breeding ground for the military here. Plus we got our European Fast Response unit, in which the nordic countries are heavily invested. The moderate populations of these countries combined with the comparative wealth could make us rise above rest of the europe, in which the population figures are greater and the state of social security worse, just zoom in on Paris, couple of weeks ago.
PiXeL01
There have been talks about forming such an initiative in the past, but it has always been stopped by something, at times the EU, other times in fighting. I guess with the USSR down the drain and EU boosting for power, there isnt a good enough reason to form one ... yet. Us Scandinavians have always felt a certain attachment to each other, at least Denmark, Norway, Sweden - reaching out to Iceland and maybe even Finland as a form of Brotherhood, but guess that is it.

If the EU came tumbling down, I sincerely hope these countries will pull together and do it.

... well enough ramblings, though if you had this setting it would be interesting to run some runs for the governments around it.
Quix
Shadows of Houghton, MI, no way. There's nothing up there but snow, trees, snow, MTU, and snow. I wonder if MTU would still be there come 2050?
warrior_allanon
thinking of writing up a description of Pensacola Florida and Mobile Alabama for something similar SONA havent been able to chase down anything much since the "Talahassee 2050" website
the_dunner
If you look through the early issues of NAGEE, one of 'em has a Shadows of Dayton article that a couple of people I knew at Univ of Dayton wrote back in the early '90's.

I've actually played around with Cleveland, and it's pretty easy to SR-ify it. Mostly because, well, when you're economically depressed already, it's not hard to make things just a little bit worse. nyahnyah.gif
stevebugge
I found the Shadows of Dayton write up. My Girlfriend from there found it interesting, though we'll probably do some adaptation. Apparently a few towns incorporated (including her's) that need to get included.
Jrayjoker
The Shadows of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Lots of Sioux and a fair amount of Biotech, Target Corporation is from here, as is General Mills, Honeywell, 3M, some fairly big plaers in the computer/supercomputer market.

I have played here, made 3M and Medtronic rivals.
BookWyrm
Back when SR3 came out, and with very little info about New York beyond the Queens County border in NAGuide-North America, I thried to organize some fellow SR players to put together a kind of NAg for Long Island. There was some minor interest, until Steel rain came out, which had the island turned into a east-coast 'little japan'. The project died soon after that.
emo samurai
Hmmm... I live right now in a small college town... maybe the local cereal plant could be the victim of datasteals from Kellogg because their cereal is far superior? For the sake of clarity, it indeed is better than Kellogg or General Mills. Which sounds fucking lame, unless people started stuffing their shotguns with puffed rice instead of rock salt, in which case it would still be fucking lame.
Jrayjoker
QUOTE (emo samurai)
Hmmm... I live right now in a small college town... maybe the local cereal plant ...

Malt-o-Meal?
Oracle
Shadows of Hannover

Hmm, Hannover is the capital of the AGS. That fact will have major effects on the development of the city sure as hell. The old EXPO 2000 exhibition area is now a Z zone, according to an official German adventure set. But that's all information about my city in canon. frown.gif Seemingly Fanpro does not like our city too much.
Mr.Platinum
To start my project i need to thouroly read SR4.

**waites patiently for his game shop to call him.**
Grinder
QUOTE (Oracle)
Shadows of Hannover

Hmm, Hannover is the capital of the AGS. That fact will have major effects on the development of the city sure as hell. The old EXPO 2000 exhibition area is now a Z zone, according to an official German adventure set. But that's all information about my city in canon. frown.gif Seemingly Fanpro does not like our city too much.

I not sure if that's good or bad wink.gif
Sicarius
Shadows of Podunk Town, Georgia,CAS?

in 2006 the population is 2,000. That's the average bodycount per adventure for some Street Sams.

That being said, it has a long history of Bootlegging, and is now on a major Meth trafficking route up the northeast corridor. Also the politics are interesting, since you have a number of behind the scenes factions supporting various City/County Councilman, in these really old school southern family politico-conflicts.

Hatfields and Mcoys' in 2060?

hmm...
fistandantilus4.0
Shadows of Orem, Utah..... hmmmmm

well, could go with the whole 'evil mormon church', but we already did that in our games here. Funny thing is that half my players are mormons, and we all got a pretty good kick out of running that 'shadows' with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The prophet had died, and there was no new prophet, so they were hauling around the bones of Joseph Smith following some ancient legends of how to ressurect him... in Australia of all places.

The best part was flying in to Salt Lake and being met by the welcoming committee of armed guards with name tags that all read Elder such-and-such, then having to sign forms saying that we wouldn't break any of the laws against drinking, smoking, or pornography in the city limits while we were there (since we were working directly for the church). Hooking up with the underground 'resistance ' was fun too. The 'Resistance' was basically an underground club culture where the 17-20-somethings could drink and hedonize them selves. Good times, good times.
Mr.Platinum
QUOTE (fistandantilus3.0)
Shadows of Orem, Utah..... hmmmmm

well, could go with the whole 'evil mormon church', but we already did that in our games here. Funny thing is that half my players are mormons, and we all got a pretty good kick out of running that 'shadows' with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The prophet had died, and there was no new prophet, so they were hauling around the bones of Joseph Smith following some ancient legends of how to ressurect him... in Australia of all places.

The best part was flying in to Salt Lake and being met by the welcoming committee of armed guards with name tags that all read Elder such-and-such, then having to sign forms saying that we wouldn't break any of the laws against drinking, smoking, or pornography in the city limits while we were there (since we were working directly for the church). Hooking up with the underground 'resistance ' was fun too. The 'Resistance' was basically an underground club culture where the 17-20-somethings could drink and hedonize them selves. Good times, good times.

Absolutley amazing, bravo and rock on.
Roadspike
QUOTE (Jrayjoker)
QUOTE (emo samurai @ Jan 6 2006, 12:02 AM)
Hmmm... I live right now in a small college town... maybe the local cereal plant ...

Malt-o-Meal?

I think I went to school there (at least, it was a small double-college town with a Malt-o-Meal factory in the middle of the city).

On an on-topic note, Shadows of Langley, Washington isn't all that compelling, although I've always sort of wondered about Whidbey Island; it's in the middle of the Puget Sound, has two distinct personalities (the North end and the South end are -completely- different), and there's a Naval Air Station on the North end. So I'm basically assuming that the Makah took over the North end, and either let the hippies and farmers keep the South end, or sent it "Back To Nature."
stevebugge
I was kind of disappointed that the San Juans got completely overlooked in Canon. One would think an archipelego of small islands less than 100 miles from Seattle would generate a little more interest. Also wonder if maybe the Makah reactivated Forts Casey, Warden, and Ebey in order to ensure collection of transit fees for ships bound for Seattle.
Jrayjoker
QUOTE (Roadspike @ Jan 6 2006, 11:41 AM)
QUOTE (Jrayjoker)
QUOTE (emo samurai @ Jan 6 2006, 12:02 AM)
Hmmm... I live right now in a small college town... maybe the local cereal plant ...

Malt-o-Meal?

I think I went to school there (at least, it was a small double-college town with a Malt-o-Meal factory in the middle of the city).

Um-Ya-Ya, or the other one? I actually ran people there for a mission once.
nezumi
Hmm... Maybe when I visit the in-laws I'll write a Shadows of Coonrod, New York for the DSF community.
emo samurai
So.. that makes 3 Carleton students on this board? Holy shit. That's so disproportionate.
Jrayjoker
Bite your tongue, I'm an Ole!

LoL
emo samurai
Still... the ratios are so off.
Jrayjoker
I don't know, you get 30 people in a room and chances are two will share a birthday.
Roadspike
Eeew... an Ole? wink.gif And yeah, Carleton alumni here, I think there are actually more than three former residents of Northfield on the boards. Love those Malt-o-Meal mornings though.

Back on-topic, the North Puget Sound could actually be quite an interesting place in 207x, geopolitically. With the Makah on the Olympic Peninsula and Seattle taking up everything from Everett to Tacoma, Whidbey Island and the San Juans could indeed be quite sought-after property, as would Port Angeles. I would love to see Fort Casey re-opened with some Naval Guns in those retracting batteries and used to collect fees from ships passing through the Puget Sound (supported by ships from Bremerton, subs from Bangor, and aircraft from Naval Air Station Whidbey, of course). I could also see South Whidbey (most unfortunately) being bought up by various corps to make a "wilderness" spa/retreat for their execs, due to it's rustic veneer and it's proximity to Seattle proper.
stevebugge
Yeah maybe we should team up and write a Shadows of the North Sound and San Juans. I spent most of my elementry school year summer vacations out in the Islands on a sail boat with my family. I'm sure there are still some Nautical Charts hanging around. my Dad lives in the Islands now. Might be a good excuse to take some trips on the good old Washington State Ferry system too. Also I wonder if the Oil Refineries on March Point and Cherry Point would have been dismantled, or just modernized, cleaned up and used to prop up the Salish Economy? Heck March Point is practically on the Swinomish Reservation already.
SkeevePlowse
QUOTE (Mr.Platinum)
To start my project i need to thouroly read SR4.

**waites patiently for his game shop to call him.**

Small world.

I just moved into Hamilton about six months ago, and I haven't found a faithful local gaming shop to call my own yet.

Where would you suggest?
Dog
I've got quite a lot on Winnipeg, my hometown. Probably enough for a short campaign. Here's a sample:

It's a major biotech center, and I've been toying with the idea of some sort of accident happening at the virology lab near the city's center.

It's damn cold here. (...usually. This year, it's a freakishly warm winter.) We have a really short summer, when we find every excuse we can to get outside. In July and August, you can't walk two blocks without running into a 'fest of some kind.

Winnipeg has a huge aboriginal population, and would probably be a focal point of some of the worst urban fighting in the genocide campaign and NAN seperation. Being close to the northern and western borders of the UCAS, it'd probably also be a site for a lot of relocation of displaced anglos and others. It's not hard to find a revered aboriginal site in the area. One of my favourites is the Spirit Sands, a site of healing.

We're also home to the largest French Canadian settlement outside of Quebec. I imagine it as becoming a sort of enclave. Perhaps even walled.

Home of Canadian Forces Air Command HQ. Probably not in the future, but that'd provide a good infrastructure for a major UCAS facility or a big corp to use. About a half-hour from here is what used to be another air base, closed down a few years back. It's actually mentioned in an early novel as a big smuggler stop.

A major thing to note about prarie towns is that they can be huge in area, because there's no geographical features to contain their growth. Winnipeg's area is many times greater than lots of cities which have much higher populations. An interesting development from this is that the infrastructure expands continuously while the tax-base to maintain it doesn't, so there's a big problem with urban decay as the rich folks keep moving to the outskirts.

I know I've posted some of this info before, but this seemed like a more appropriate thread.
Sahandrian
I've brought up this idea on my group's forums a couple times.

I'm in Charleston, WV about half the year and Athens, WV the other half.

I think WV has some potential, primarily on the southern border and in the central counties. Our southern/eastern edge will be right on the CAS-UCAS border, and Washington DC isn't too far off either. We've got several major highways, so most road traffic between the eastern CAS and the Great Lakes are would be through here. There are several companies that have major chemical plants in Charleston, and I doubt those will pull out. The place would become one big stretch of barrens if they did, as the whole state is is pretty bad shape economically already. Considering the industries SK likes to control, they'd probably own half the city. WV is still 80% forest, so it'd probably be a big spot for East Coast eco-nuts and the like, too.
Birdy
QUOTE (Grinder)
QUOTE (Oracle @ Jan 6 2006, 07:42 AM)
Shadows of Hannover

Hmm, Hannover is the capital of the AGS. That fact will have major effects on the development of the city sure as hell. The old EXPO 2000 exhibition area is now a Z zone, according to an official German adventure set. But that's all information about my city in canon. frown.gif Seemingly Fanpro does not like our city too much.

I not sure if that's good or bad wink.gif

Shadows of Hangover<<<Hannover - Can you manage to run there without getting depressions?

Shadows of Moers - Shadowrunning in the decaying streets of germanies smallest major city. Experience the challange of robbing a "drinking hall", go up against grumpy dwarfs that turn cheerful once a year for six days of debauchery while you try to cross the border to the paradise called Westfalia - even so you are a troll

Shadows of Duesseldorf - Surviving in the town of the gnomes with no proper beer and no proper runs, desperatly trying to summon up the great ghost-dance to turn the town into a new Avalon - lost in the mist. Can you survive carnival?

Shadows of Westfalia - Run for the anti-catholic underground, blow up pigs (two and four legged versions) and spar with the Cardinals<<<Bishops guards (Swords optional). Defend the "People that FanPro forgot" against the evil catholic farmers and their black-robed harbingers of doom. Will you be the next sinner on a stick?



stevebugge
QUOTE (Sahandrian @ Jan 8 2006, 07:10 PM)
I've brought up this idea on my group's forums a couple times.

I'm in Charleston, WV about half the year and Athens, WV the other half.

I think WV has some potential, primarily on the southern border and in the central counties. Our southern/eastern edge will be right on the CAS-UCAS border, and Washington DC isn't too far off either. We've got several major highways, so most road traffic between the eastern CAS and the Great Lakes are would be through here. There are several companies that have major chemical plants in Charleston, and I doubt those will pull out. The place would become one big stretch of barrens if they did, as the whole state is is pretty bad shape economically already. Considering the industries SK likes to control, they'd probably own half the city. WV is still 80% forest, so it'd probably be a big spot for East Coast eco-nuts and the like, too.

And just what goes on in that military installation by Sugar Grove anyway?

Yes I am aware that it's practically the opposite end of WV from you but inquiring minds would like something cool made up for SR
Grinder
QUOTE (Birdy)
Shadows of Westfalia - Run for the anti-catholic underground, blow up pigs (two and four legged versions) and spar with the Cardinals<<<Bishops guards (Swords optional). Defend the "People that FanPro forgot" against the evil catholic farmers and their black-robed harbingers of doom. Will you be the next sinner on a stick?

I'm running a SR4 game soon (starting in mid-february), maybe i'll use that idea. Running in Papenburg and Paderborn rotfl.gif
Sahandrian
QUOTE (stevebugge)
And just what goes on in that military installation by Sugar Grove anyway?

Yes I am aware that it's practically the opposite end of WV from you but inquiring minds would like something cool made up for SR

I actually didn't even know there was one. It's been about 10 years since I was last over in that part of the state.

Though that does remind me - we've got the Green Bank radio observatory here, too.
stevebugge
From what I've heard it's a Bunker designed to withstand a Nuclear Attack, where the President and Cabinet would be taken if a Soviet ICBM Launch were detected.
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