You can watch me run a one-shot of the game on twitch.tv/actualplay January 4th at 6:30pm PST.
First big news: I will be running a one-shot based on v5.0 with Evil Hat's Sean Nittner, designer and wilderness survival teacher Jeeyon Shim, my friend and longtime playtester Brian, and friend and former Shadowrun GM Craig.
Second big news: Karma in the Dark v5.0 is about 80% complete. It represents some major changes.
For those who want a sneak peak at the new setting, a brief look is included below.
In the far future humanity has perfected artificial fabrication technology.
We are able to terraform planets, repopulate worlds with Earth wildlife, and produce any necessity with a fabricator.
Our planet was one terraform project of many...until our rush to gain wealth from our new world accidentally created a disease that killed more than a quarter of our population.
Our planet was placed under quarantine; our fabrication and astrotech travel tech was disabled with a kill-switch; and the Overseers placed comprehensive regulations on every aspect of our lives. They installed the Feed to supervise our compliance, an unblinking surveillance system that watches and catalogs every moment of every life.
For generations the Planetborn have negotiated for an end to the quarantine. For generations we were told to follow instructions and regulations written in “plain language”, and then faced reinterpretation whenever we filed proof of our compliance.
As for us? We are the seventh generation since the quarantine began. We know that following the regulations will never change anything. So now we need to find a new way to freedom. We need to resist.