April 7, 2008
Oh, geek rants. I have sat through (and less often, participated in) a lot of geek rants in my time. You know what I mean – somebody innocently mentions a specific system or rule, and suddenly the normally mild-mannered geek burst loose and lets you know precisely what bugs them about it. In detail. For hours, or until you can steer the topic away to safer subjects.
Shadowrun 4th Ed introduced some interesting concepts and fixed some things that were wonky with 3rd Ed – mainly, making it possible for a Decker character to come along with the group, instead of leaving them to run their own side games in the Matrix while the rest of the group either waits around or goes ahead without them.
But man, the rules. Yikes. More charts than you can shake a stick at.