Friday, July 21, 2017

Is this movie supposed to be Shadowrun?

Shadowrun was an RPG from the good old days in the 1980s from FASA that mixed cyberpunk with elements of fantasy like Orcs and magic.  Very well known..


This new movie trailer, called Bright, starring Will Smith, sure looks like Shadowrun minus the near future setting. It's set in the modern world, but it has magic and fantasy races.




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  1. Holy CARP that looks cool! Totally looks like Shadowrun!

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    1. It's an "homage".

      Well, William Gibson won't be shedding any tears for FASA or whoever is making Shadowun now - I read somewhere he was furious about Shadowrun and considered it to be a direct rip-pff of his own work - for which he received no compensation. Mind you a LOT of companies came out with Cyberpunk games around the late 80s (R. Talsoran Games had one simply called Cyberpunk, Iron Crown Enterprises had one... I can only think of those two off the top of my head because they were the ones I had...).

      Shadowrun seems to have been the most popular though, and unique in that it had the weird mix of traditional fantasy races and a near-future cyberpunk dystopian world.

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    2. Oh, and didn't GURPS have a Cthulhupunk...?

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  2. Yeah, they did.. reminds me of The TV show Warehouse 13, which is very similar to Gurps Warehouse 23

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    1. Regarding Gibson...I'm sure Tolkien would not have been happy with say, D&D l, but then again, perhaps the medieval people who wrote Beowulf, etc, would not be happy with their myths morphing into Middle Earth. Such is constant change and creativity

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