Pyramid Review

Loose Alliances (for Shadowrun)

Published by FanPro

Written by Lars Blumenstein, Mikael Brodu, Anthony Bruno, Elissa Carey, Dan Grendell, Rik Hakala, Robyn King-Nitschke, Christian Lonsing, Joćo Nunes, Peter Taylor, Malik Toms, and Tobias Wolter with Rob Boyle and Jason Hardy

Cover by Marc Sasso

Illustrated by Fergus Duggan, Jason Glaser, John Gravato, Larry MacDougall, Erik Roman, Klaus Schwerinski, and Chad Segesketter

164-page perfect bound soft cover; $24.99

Even as Shadowrun Fourth Edition is released and goes out of print, and then back in again, FanPro is still publishing supplements that detail the Sixth Age in the run up to the new core rules' pick-up date. And detailed this magical era certainly is, with a myriad of sourcebooks exploring the events and plots that have occurred during the 2050s and 2060s. Many of these, of course, have involved the setting's major movers and shakers. These include, but are not limited to, dragons, megacorporations, the Mob, secret cabals, and a panoply of political organizations. That's all fine and dandy, but what do you when not involved in the affairs of the big boys? Which Mr. Johnson does your Fixer put you in touch with, and who are the threats you might face, if not on an international scale, then on a national scale --and lower? In other words, who are the bigger players in the smaller ponds?

Loose Alliances is the supplement that answers that question, taking a step down the rung to examine the medium-sized movers and players. . . .

This article originally appeared in the second volume of Pyramid. See the current Pyramid website for more information.

Article publication date: May 9, 2008

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