There are countless Shadowrun courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Shadowrun Legends: Never Deal with a Dragon: Secrets of Power, Volume 1 (2018)
- Shadowrun Forbidden Arcana (2017)
- Shadowrun: The Johnson Run (2019)
- Shadowrun: Fire & Frost (2014)
- Shadowrun: Sprawl Stories: Volume One (2019)
- Shadowrun Street Grimoire SC (2016)
- Mr. Johnson’s Little Black Book (Shadowrun) (2004)
- Terminus Experiment Shadowrun (2003)
- Run Hard, Die Fast (Shadowrun, FAS5741)) (2003)
- Shadowrun Denver 1 Serrated Edge (2016)
- Shadowrun Dark Terrors (2018)
- Shadowrun Gear Cards 1 (2014)
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The year is 2050. The power of magic and the creatures it brings have returned to the earth, and many of the ancient races have re-emerged. Elves, Orks, Mages, and lethal Dragons find a home in a world where mana, technology, and human flesh have melded into deadly urban predators.
Shadowrun Forbidden Arcana (2017)
Magic is wild. Magic is undisciplined. You can try to impose order and understanding on it, but that’s just surface. Underneath is chaos, an erratic heart beating to a staggering rhythm. You don’t control it, any more than a surfer controls twenty-meter-tall wave; you don’t direct the wave, you ride it, capture a piece of its power, and hope to survive. If you do it right, though, you catch a portion of unimaginable power-power those who control the Sixth World don’t want you to have.
Shadowrun: The Johnson Run (2019)
Keandra’s been around for a long time, outliving most Shadowrunners twice over. With a legacy of runs under her belt, she has the solid reputation and wisdom that comes with surviving the shadows longer than most. Looking for a way to cash in on her street cred, Keandra comes up with a novel idea: Why not set herself up as a Johnson?
Shadowrun: Fire & Frost (2014)
“The coldest shadows. Arcano-archaeologist Elijah knows that digging into the past can be its own reward–or peril. When he’s hired to find an ancient map purported to lead to a mysterious location at the bottom of the world, his professional curiosity is more than roused. But his quest to simply get his hands on the map is more dangerous than he expected–even for a shadowrunner.
The Sixth World is a dangerous place, and nowhere is that more obvious than in Seattle, the so-called Emerald City.
Shadowrun Street Grimoire SC (2016)
Spells, Rituals, Alchemical Preparations, Adept Powers, Metamagics – All Of Those Elements And More Can Be Used To Help An Awakened Shadowrunner Move Off The Streets And Get A Taste Of The High Life.
Mr. Johnson’s Little Black Book (Shadowrun) (2004)
I’ve got a job for you. Call me Mr. Johnson. I m like a fixer for the corps. I know everybody who s anybody from suit-and-tie boardroom predators to the lowliest street-level scavengers. I know the best sprawl sites for scoring new talent, exchanging goods without interruption or hiding out from the assassins on your tail. I like to ensure that the people I hire can execute a well-planned black ops job and keep their faces from being splashed all over the screamsheets.
In the year 2060, violence rules the streets of Seattle and a conspiracy is hatched to spread a plague of vampirism. When Rachel Meyer’s boyfriend Warren Storey is abducted by these conspirators, she hires shadowrunners to find Warren and bring him back. But the runners uncover a plot by Dr. Oslo Wake to transform all metahumans into walking dead. For Dr. Wake is developing a new strain of the virus that causes vampirism. The strain is far from perfected.
Top shadowrunner and street samurai Argent meets with a potential client only to be caught in the middle of a deadly corporation crossfire that leaves corpses scattered across the streets. It turns out the meeting was arranged by Argent’s former lover, who is trapped in the Pueblo Corporate Council lands. On the run, and hunted by assault teams, she knows that Argent’s samurai code of honor will drive him to protect her.
The Sixth World is many things, including a stunning series of case studies on the mechanisms of hate. There are some true experts out there, people who know that just walking up to someone or something you don’t like and throwing a solid punch is satisfying, but nowhere near as satisfying as causing destruction that runs deep and lasts forever.
Shadowrun Dark Terrors (2018)
Piercing the Night You heard the scream. It’s important to remember that. Sometimes, when it’s late, and you hear something that sounds like a scream echoing through dark alleys, you try to convince yourself that it was something else. An animal. An illusion. Anything but what it sounded like. But it was a scream. You heard it, and you’ll hear it again, because in the Sixth World, the supply of terror is growing. Bug spirits work to devour corporations from within.
Shadowrun Gear Cards 1 (2014)
If You?E A Shadowrunner, You Know That Danger Is Always Waiting Around The Next Corner. You Better Be Ready For It. The Right Gun, The Right Vehicle, Or The Right Piece Of Equipment Can Be The Difference Between Life And Death. So Make Sure You Have What You Need And Can Use It Fast.Shadowrun Gear Cards, Series 1Provide Quick Reference To 54 Different Pieces Of Gear, Making It Easy To Use Them In A Game.
Best Shadowrun Books to Read
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some shadowrun books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Shadowrun: Rigger 5.0 - Core Rigger Handbook
Author(s): Catalyst Game Labs
ID: 1419311, Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs, Year: 2015, Size: 19 Mb, Format: pdf
Shadowrun 5th Edition Core Rulebook
ID: 1017260, Publisher: Catalyst Game labs, Year: 2013, Size: 103 Mb, Format: pdf
Shadowrun: Runner's Black Book 2074
ID: 2897120, Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs, Year: 2012, Size: 19 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.