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Herein resides a vast collection of tradgicomical datafiles, recounting our characters' (mis-)adventures in FASA's Shadowrun® role-playing game. What began as a forum for the on-line novel, "Tales From the Klub," has grown into nearly 10 megs of mirth! (Note: Lynx users can still access the ol' text version. Shysters & ambulance-chasers, check our very extensive disclaimers at the bottom!) Comments and critíques are always welcome!
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Shadowrun, its logos, Ares Macrotech, Ares Arms, the Awakening, Aztechnology, Fuchi, Lone Star, the Matrix, Mitsuhama, Renraku, Saeder-Krupp, Seretech, Shiawase, SIN's, the Sixth World, Tir Tairngire, Tír na nÓg, the Trading Card Game, United Oil, Urban Brawl, Yamatetsu, and a whole bunch of other game-names (that I've obviously forgotten) are all trademarks of FASA Corporation and are being used right under their noses, without their expressed permission, their devout blessings, or heck, probably even their knowledge. The "official" Shadowrun Timeline and Attribute rules were blatantly copied, then hurriedly paraphrased from my dilapidated, soft-bound, 2nd edition, Shadowrun rulebook, ©1992, as well as from the Shadowrun Companion, ©1996, and Shadowrun 3rd editions, both ©1998 (yes, I have a softback & a hardback!). The triple-A megacorporation profiles and tabular ratings were forged verbatim from my in-slightly-better-condition copy of Corporate Shadowfiles, ©1993 and the newly released Corporate Download, ©1999. These postings are in no way challenging, threatening to, nor pompous enough to even dream of infringing upon FASA's rights. Original material presented within these hallow pages is ©1995-2000, by Logan Graves. So don't even THINK of ripping-off my ideas! (However, if you are a publisher, we can talk!) Any resemblences to any persons dead (just shows that I'm not as good at photo retouching as I thought I was) or alive (just shows that I'm not as good a shot as I thought I was) er, is purely coincidental. Remember, I'm not embellishing history, just telling my side of it!
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(>) My utmost, heartfelt thanks go out to the late Nigel Findley for all the words & dedication to the Shadowrun role-playing game and to Black Isis for doing all of that unpleasant corporate dirt-digging.
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