acepeda6 Aug 13, 2013 @ 6:19pm
Working on a story.
I was wondering if I should stick with actual Shadowrun locations like bars and motels or create my own names for them. Also I wouldnt mind, actually I would love some ideas to help my story .
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Jesse O'Donnell Aug 13, 2013 @ 7:43pm 
Make your own names. By using an already named location, you're limited by the lore and layout, but with your own stuff, the sky (and structural integrity) are the limits.

What kind of story were you thinking about? We can't give you any ideas if you don't give us a basic idea to work off.
fredingue Aug 13, 2013 @ 8:56pm 
Just beware of "integrists". I saw somewhere a comment like "XXX said his setting would be original but he copied entire Seattle areas and just renamed them"

If you want to stick to the SR universe you may search for a wiki (i have link for one but all is in french). There you will find, per ex, all the AAA, AA, A companies, plenty of names and things.

So, you will provide critics like "What the hell, who is this Dens Lovestrong at the head of Chickmuck Industries ? And why are they suddenly selling Medical supplies ?! Everyone knows that in 2070 Bee Ioncé is the corporate leader and they don't sell chemicals. This mod sucks"

Some general ideas leaving you free for scenario and context :

- try to add more save points than in the original campaign
- make different ways to achieve a goal : the pass to that door may be obtained by force, bribery, ruse, animal corruption (!) and so on
- as well give content for each basic class or species (computers and doors to hack, some Matrix entries, small tunnels accessible only for Dwarf or robots...)
- make an easy start for players to get familiar with your world and appreciate your work (a hard riddle or too strong opponents in the first 10 minutes will make many just shut your Mod and try another one)
- test it thoroughly before letting it published, till the end with all classes so that you may discover that you forgot something (per ex spawning points for spirits) or gave too many consummables...
acepeda6 Aug 19, 2013 @ 9:23pm 
My story is (I think) an original one but I do want to use some Shadowrun actual locations. I will be using motels, bars and shops from the wikis but making the location a bit different. The story I want to tell is going on its 11th page and thats including 2 maps for the Redmond and Puyallup Barrens. I am aware that I have to limit the creative control for creating maps since the content is not that big and the next DLC won't be available until January. Those are pretty good sugestions and I thank you for them. Hopefully I will start making the in game maps soon and start the events :)
ArchAngel Aug 20, 2013 @ 2:14am 
Heh, I got a different problem. I already got a story ready but I cannot force myself to learn the editor enough to start making it :D
HunterZ Aug 20, 2013 @ 7:48am 
I've been poking around in the editor to make a scene or two, and I've asked myself the same question. I'm not a Shadowrun lore buff, so I'm hesitant to even try to attach, say, a real or made-up corporation name to anything for fear that it will just generate criticism.
fredingue Aug 20, 2013 @ 8:56am 
http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Shadowrun_corporations

This wiki gives you the descriptions of main AAA and AA corporations, so the game purists won't blame you ;)

I think you may give a fancy name to a smaller company, or pretend a larger one was just created. I don't know if it's a good idea to give real present-time company names, people might tell you "WTF Coca-Cola in Shadowrun ?" ( Everyone here is addicted to Nuka-Cola)
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fredingue Aug 20, 2013 @ 8:57am 
Originally posted by archangel:
Heh, I got a different problem. I already got a story ready but I cannot force myself to learn the editor enough to start making it :D

Why not posting on the modders' forum to find someone who is good with the toolset but lacks of imagination ?
acepeda6 Aug 20, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
That is a very darned good idea. And thanks for the links, they are terrific. I did find google maps for several Shadowrun locations with their bars, hotels and miscellaneus spots. The Downtown Seattle is a very detailed and awsome map.
acepeda6 Aug 22, 2013 @ 2:47pm 
Hey guys,how bout some ideas for runs in the game. For the life of me I am not that familiar with the shadowrun world and the runs youo can go on. I only know the ones from the Genesis game. Help me out with creating a series of runs to add to the game please. ny help or tip greatly apreciated.
acepeda6 Aug 22, 2013 @ 3:29pm 
Another thing is how to work with nuyen and shopping. What criteria should I use?
Carnage Aug 22, 2013 @ 4:33pm 
Originally posted by archangel:
Heh, I got a different problem. I already got a story ready but I cannot force myself to learn the editor enough to start making it :D
When you learn the editor, you will find another problem. Some of the functions simply doesn't work.
I posted about it here, I send some emails to Harebrained but no one is anwered.
Allarion Aug 22, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
Originally posted by Carnage:
Originally posted by archangel:
Heh, I got a different problem. I already got a story ready but I cannot force myself to learn the editor enough to start making it :D
When you learn the editor, you will find another problem. Some of the functions simply doesn't work.
I posted about it here, I send some emails to Harebrained but no one is anwered.

Almost everything in the editor works, it just doesn't always do what you intuitively think it -should- do. lol.
fredingue Aug 22, 2013 @ 6:47pm 
Originally posted by acepeda6:
Hey guys,how bout some ideas for runs in the game. For the life of me I am not that familiar with the shadowrun world and the runs youo can go on. I only know the ones from the Genesis game. Help me out with creating a series of runs to add to the game please. ny help or tip greatly apreciated.

Here are some missions you can create as i met them in UGC (unlimitative)

- kill all members of The Spized Girls band
- escort Mr Timbercrank to Area 51
- pick up a pack of uranium and bring it to Atomik Porkies
- get uncrypted data at Taylorswift Ind. and bring it back to me
acepeda6 Aug 22, 2013 @ 7:30pm 
Good start. Thanks
melfice181 Aug 22, 2013 @ 7:38pm 
I had a run where a rich eccentric wanted me to escort a celebrity back to his house. I think "Hm. This is a great way to make 8Gs. Zero sweat, mister money." I escort the gentleman back to the rich guy's house, and I hear "Wiz. I'm going to enjoy watching you die."

Oh. Drek. Everyone saw me leaving that club with mister famous. Two big security trolls burst into the room with stun guns as mister money hands me enough nuyen to buy off a Lonestar or two and sends me on my way. Of course I beat feet as mister famous starts screaming. I later take it out on the Johnson who sold me the run...
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