• Resources are back! Use the menu in the main navbar. If you own a resource, please check it for formatting, icons, etc.

Darryl Mott

Shadowrun Sixth World Core Rulebook Review
Shadowrun was my first real roleplaying game. While I’d played BattleTech before and I knew about Dungeons & Dragons growing up, Shadowrun was my real first introduction to tabletop roleplaying. So you can imagine that I have high expectations for a new edition of the game of cyberpunk and urban fantasy. The good news is the rules for this edition are probably the most streamlined with all the depth I’d expect without the unnecessary complications that made previous editions feel intimidating. A quick primer for those who may not know about the thirty-year-old game. Shadowrun takes place in a world about sixty years in the future from whenever the book in question was written (give or take six months). Magic returned to the world in 2011 bringing with it dragons, elves, dwarves, orks, trolls, mages, shaman, spirits, and more. Meanwhile, megacorporations began to dominate a world of sociopolitical change, gaining extraterritoriality and becoming almost nation-states unto themselves. The internet evolved into the Matrix, a world of wireless augmented and virtual reality and permeates every aspect of daily life, for good or for ill. You play as shadowrunners, people with very useful skills and abilities who exist outside the oppressive system and off the grid who function as deniable assets in the constant competition between the megacorporations. Your team is usually hired by a Mr. Johnson (a generic pseudonym for corporate executives) to perform or prevent acts of corporate espionage like stealing data or prototypes, extracting or protecting key employees, sabotaging projects or research, or basically any other task the corporations need doing that they don’t want to dirty their hands with themselves. Right out of the gate, this rulebook makes its writing tone clear – this is a very conversationally-written book as opposed to the almost technical manual level of coldness you see in many other roleplaying rulebooks. The book even tells you what chapters you...
 
Darryl Mott
News Digest for the Week of September 19
  • 2
Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! Descent Into Avernus released, Eberron gets a new cover, more Pathfinder 2e previews, Kickstarter in hot water for alleged union-busting, the world’s largest dice roll on an Atlanta highway, and a lot more!
Podcast #66: Top 20 Dungeons & Dragons Villains
  • 3
This week, Morrus and Peter look at the Top 20 Dungeons & Dragons Villains as voted by you! In the news, Paizo has a new ancestry and demo adventure for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Monte Cook Games has a free Carnival Row sourcebook from the show’s creator, a new Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000AD live stream, the time TSR passed on the Middle Earth license, and more! Plus a brand new...
News Digest for the Week of September 12
  • 0
Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! Previews of Eberron and reviews of Descent into Avernus, a free Pathfinder 2e adventure, a preview of the lizardfolk ancestry, a new Carnival Row RPG from the show’s creator, and more!
Free Pathfinder 2e Introductory Adventure from Paizo
  • 14
Paizo released a free downloadable demo adventure for Pathfinder 2nd Edition called Torment and Legacy.
Podcast #65: Harper's Tale with Matt Corley
  • 0
This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Matt Corley to talk about his charity IndieGoGo D&D adventure, Harper’s Tale! In the news, we have the Top 10 Dungeons & Dragons monsters as decided by you, new Pathfinder 2nd Ed Ancestry previewed, Chuck Tingle launches a new roleplaying game based on his work, Wizards of the Coast previews new D&D Eberron book, and a lot more! Plus Our Favorite Game...
Lizardfolk: New Ancestry from Lost Omens Character Guide
  • 11
Paizo released the next in their previews of the new Pathfinder 2nd Edition ancestries to appear in the Lost Omens Character Guide: Lizardfolk.
Podcast Special Episode: Shadowrun 6th Edition Actual Play with Darryl Mott
  • 4
Morrus and Peter are joined by the World's Biggest Shadowrun Fan™ Darryl Mott as he runs a demo game of Shadowrun Sixth World Edition!
News Digest for the Week of September 5
  • 0
Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! Another ancestry previewed for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, the table of contents and miniatures for Descent Into Avernus for D&D, Chuck Tingle breaks into roleplaying games, and more!
Podcast #64 Shadowrun Sixth World Edition Review with Darryl Mott
  • 0
This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Your Editor Darryl, Darryl Mott from Gamer’s Tavern, to talk about the new Shadowrun Sixth World Core Rulebook and how the new edition has changed. In the news, the origins of Dungeons & Dragons, a preview of a new Pathfinder 2nd Edition ancestry and the Bestiary 2 cover revealed, vote on your favorite D&D monster, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in...
Shadowrun Sixth World Core Rulebook Review
  • 33
Shadowrun was my first real roleplaying game. While I’d played BattleTech before and I knew about Dungeons & Dragons growing up, Shadowrun was my real first introduction to tabletop roleplaying. So you can imagine that I have high expectations for a new edition of the game of cyberpunk and urban fantasy. The good news is the rules for this edition are probably the most streamlined with all the...
News Digest for the Week of August 29
  • 0
Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news. Shadowrun Sixth World Core Rulebook released, cover art and details for the Pathfinder 2e Bestiary 2 announced, D&D goes Pop! and more!
Podcast #63 BEST in Class of the Pathfinder 2e BESTiary
  • 3
This week, Morrus and Peter talk about the best of everything in the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Bestiary. In the news, more about the new Dungeons & Dragons Eberron sourcebook, Shadowrun Sixth World Edition Core Rulebook released, Patreon suspends “creator” for posting pirated DM’s Guild books, the most common D&D party composition, and more! Plus a brand new sketch!
Shadowrun Sixth World Core Rulebook Released - Pre-Orders for Print Open
  • 14
The core rulebook for the 6th Edition has been officially released in PDF on DriveThruRPG. Available in PDF format for $19.99, the Shadowrun Sixth World Core Rulebook has been updated from the limited print release at Gen Con with the full ten-page errata.
News Digest for the Week of August 23
  • 5
Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! New Eberron book announced for D&D, content creator banned from Patreon for pirating DM’s Guild and third party books, more information about the 5e based video game Solasta, Hasbro buys Entertainment One, and more!
Podcast #62: 2000AD, Devil's Run and King of Wars with Marc Langworthy
  • 0
This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Marc Langworthy from Red Scar Publishing, line developer of Mutant Chronicles, and the brand-new line manager of Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000AD! In the news, big Dungeons & Dragons news for Eberron fans, Steve Perrin returning to Chaosium for RuneQuest, details on Lost Omens Character Guide for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, and a lot more! Plus a brand...
Podcast Special Episode: Swords of the Serpentine Actual Play with Kevin Kulp
  • 1
In this special episode, Kevin Kulp returns to run a demo game of Swords of the Serpentine with Morrus and Peter as players.
News Digest for the Week of August 15
  • 1
Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! New D&D products, new Pathfinder products, Wil Wheaton sues Geek & Sundry, big license announcement from Green Ronin, Gen Con convention growth, and a lot, lot more!
Podcast #61: Stealing Rules
  • 0
This week, Morrus and Peter talk about stealing rules! No, not rules for thieves, but different rules systems perfect for your home game that you can steal from other roleplaying games. In the news, EN World gets an upgrade, Wil Wheaton suing Geek & Sundry, map of Avernus from Dungeons & Dragons Descent into Avernus, Jason Bulmahn makes a minimalist Pathfinder character sheet, and more! Plus another round of Which Would You Rather and a brand new sketch!
Podcast #60 TimeWatch and Swords of the Serpentine with Kevin Kulp
  • 5
This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Kevin Kulp to talk about his games TimeWatch and Swords of the Serpentine. In the news, Pathfinder 2nd Edition released at Gen Con, Shadowrun 6th Edition already has a 10 page errata, the winners of the Diana Jones Award and the ENnies, Green Ronin picks up a big license, a celebrity-driven Dungeons & Dragons book teased, The Adventure Zone getting an RPG, and a lot more! Plus a brand new sketch and Our Favorite Game in All the World!
News Digest: D&D Movie "News", Pathfinder 2nd Edition Released, Industry Stats from ICv2 and ORR Gro
  • 1
Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! Pathfinder 2nd Edition is out and there’s a lot to talk about, some more Dungeons & Dragons movie “news”, Roll20’s user stats, ICv2’s industry rankings, Diana Jones Award winner announced, and more!

Advertisement

Latest threads

Top