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How can I plausibly let my Runners escape an Ares Corporation facility?

You could easily argue there's no way those runners are getting out of there under their own power. However, that doesn't mean that they all have to die and the end of the campaign. Here's how I would ...
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How can I plausibly let my Runners escape an Ares Corporation facility?

The best part about secret underground facilities in Shadowrun is that it has to cut both ways. The guards that Ares has stationed there are the guards that are there and more aren't coming unless you'...
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How can I plausibly let my Runners escape an Ares Corporation facility?

I like the answers from both Carcer and Pyrotechnical. Another option (with variants) is... They get captured - then they escape The guards take the PCs into custody, probably using non-lethal ...
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Is the Pain Relief Adept power Overpriced?

TL;DR As is, this power is overpriced. Like, by a lot. As in "this should be free" a lot. Analysis Healing stun damage is good and useful, but Pain Relief has some limitations that break the ...
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Combining Silky Skin Bioware & Implant Medics Nanoware

As far as the rules go, Implant Medics repair just the implant they belong to. Silky Skin is a valid target to be repaired. So far, nothing special. Now, keep in mind that Silky Skin is a cosmetic ...
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What do I do with this NPC "handout"?

That is a Contact Sheet. Should the PCs get such NPCs as their contacts, you can hand them a copy of that contact sheet so they will know what kind of information is available from that NPC. So, ...
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What is the necessary order of SR4/5 Seattle Missions and adventures?

SRM 4 consists of two different tracks: "Buried Underground", featuring the Orc Underground, extremist violence against its inhabitants, and lots of political maneuvering around it; and the &...
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Where are the Cybertorso rules?

They follow the standard rules for cyberlimbs. On the Corebook (p.343), the rules for cyberlimbs are: They add an extra condition monitor box to your character. They have a Capacity, allowing your to ...
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In SR4 how can you make your commlinks, cyberware, drones, etc. harder to hack?

Protip #1 to protect your wares: Slave all to a decent commlink running on hidden mode. Got that covered? Alright, security of cyberware is actually a topic on Unwired and some tips can be found in ...
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How are the published spells consistent with Core Assumption #8

I would say it's a combination of two wrong assumptions: A hammer is a poor example of a "complex object" Core Assumption #8 seems to mean "objects made of several materials and parts ...
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Can Double Jointed and Elastic Joints be combined?

By RAW it is undefined, but... As a SR GM, i'd totally disallow this. If you get the merit, it means your natural, flesh, cartilage, and bone joints and tendons are flexible. The bioware will ...
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How can I plausibly let my Runners escape an Ares Corporation facility?

While nick012000 gave a similar answer, I'd like to offer a different flavor and expand: Have another corp attack the compound to let the PC escape in chaos Just as Ares soldiers raise the guns to ...
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Are there any official guidelines for Shadowrun payouts?

The paper booklet Contacts & Adventurers from the SR4 GM-screen (Product number 26002) contains several ready-made run ideas. In some cases, the Johnson doesn't make it to the exchange, these are ...
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Are 4th Edition Shadowrun adventures compatible with 5th Edition?

Not directly... There have been some fairly significant changes between the two editions. Most notably, the Initiative mechanics are different, and the SR4 material won't have calculated any Limits ...
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Is there a known reason for drakes not being in the 5th edition compendium?

Because they were put in a later book As an update to this old question: Drakes now exist again. Their full rules are now available for shadowrun 5 in the book: Shadowrun Howling Shadows. It seems to ...
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Last update about Europe in the Shadowrun canon

This French books (about SOX and France) are canon : SOX and Néo-Révolution.
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Last update about Europe in the Shadowrun canon

You can find some recent information on European countries in the Sixth World Almanac. The date is 2072, so nearly up to date for 5th edition. Although the information is very sparse: nothing about ...
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Are there glider rules in Shadowrun 4E?

By the rules, these gliders are just normal aircraft. A group of glider is just a subtype one could specialize in for the piloting skill. And all of those listed in the book have engines in their ...
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Is magic, hacking, or rigging vital for balance in SR4?

Do you need them for mechanical balance? No. For thematic balance and narrative logic? Yes, if you want it to feel like Shadowrun. If you only want it to feel like cyberpunk? You probably want hacking ...
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Why are certified credsticks 'banded'?

I'm not up to date on more recent book offerings, because I think anything past 3E is kind of crap (boatloads of setting flavor and quirks entirely stripped out, etc) - so if there's been new ...
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Do dual chars have to concentrate on the astral to see something there?

Dual Natured beings are inherently aware of both the material world and the astral at all times - that's the very definition of "Dual Natured". The upside is, they take no penalties on either plane. ...
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Can Double Jointed and Elastic Joints be combined?

This is the text you quoted, but from the english version of the book: Bonuses from metagenetic qualities that mimic certain cyber or bio-implants or vice versa are never cumulative. This is talking ...
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How can I plausibly let my Runners escape an Ares Corporation facility?

There's also another possible answer to that conundrum. Don't let them escape They've done a stupid thing? Kill them. For a lot of people TRPGs are more fun when actions actually do have consequnces....
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Are there magical tattoos in shadowrun 4e?

Arsenal Arsenal knows Bio-Tattoos that alter skin pigmentation and Nanotattoos that alter coloration and design as needed, but no magical tattoos. Not unexpected, but this does contain Astral Pigments ...
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Shadowrun-4e Advice for building a hacker

Technomancers are Trixters. They don't approach problems head on. Hackers will always have higher skill rolls. Technomancers on the other hand can do thigns that Hackers just can't. they cast and ...
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Hits Cap on multiple Spells

I think i have found the answer by myself... The hits cap isn't your Magic atrribute but the force of the spell, therefore each spell has it's own cap. And it caps the hits (not net hits).
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Shadowrun history across the editions

There are little to no retcons in the Shadowrun canon that mark earlier in-universe information wrong via out of universe means in later editions. This is not needed because quite a lot of the Meta-...
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