Shadowrun (5th ed) Core Rulebook
There are cracks in the world. They're slender, dark, and often cold, but they are the only things that keep you hidden. Keep you alive. They are the shadows of the world, and they are where you live.
You can survive--even flourish--as long as you do what it takes. Wire yourself into the Matrix, making your mind one with screaming streams of data. It'll cost you something--everything does--but you can make it worth the price.
Shadowrun, Fifth Edition is the newest version of one of the most popular and successful role-playing worlds of all time--a fusion of man, magic and machine in a dystopian near-future. With rules for character creation, magic, combat, Matrix hacking, rigging, and more, you have everything you need to face the challenges of the Sixth World.
Shadowrun is much more than a simple roleplaying game. Its unique and dynamic universe is proactive, with over-arcing storylines twisting and shaping the universe as additional sourcebooks are released. This creates a vibrant, breathing universe in which players can carve out their own street cred and amass nuyen, all the while watching out for the megacorps, dragons and other world-level threats that can cut their careers short. Deadly short.
Mechanic: GM & Dice
Number of Players: 3 - 5
Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Tone: Serious, Dark
Themes: Corruption, Espionage, Influence