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Originally posted at www.throatpunchgames.com, a new idea everyday!

Product- Shadowrun: Chrome Flesh

System- Shadowrun 5e

Producer-Catalyst Game labs

Price- $24.99 here https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/151893/Shadowrun-Chrome...

TL; DR- Solid book for solid chrome! 95%

Basics- We can make you better, stronger, faster! Chrome Flesh is the Shadowrun book focusing on our chromed out runners who are more machine than man. This book provides several options that run the gambit from new metal to shove into your arm, living organism that live inside you, and the dreaded nanites! This book also builds on the nanite CFD storyline that is forefront in Shadowrun 5e now while building out the world in general.



Mechanics or Crunch- This book is pretty, but maybe a little to pricey regarding your soul. I like what the book has on offer, but most of the new teck feels a bit too essence heavy or have too many drawbacks such as touching nanites at all. The newer things suchs the biotech feel like there should be more new tech. I’d like more of the new and less of the old chrome. But, what is here I do like seeing. 4.5/5



Theme or Fluff-This is where Shadowrun books have always excelled and keep doing so. The book reads like a reddit thread with chapters starting with a story, moving to a discussion by one person in the world, and then the hard crunch. The fluff of the story and the discussion really make the world feel alive. Even details regarding the tech feel realistic. A solid story and character interaction and delivery really makes the book shine. 5/5

Execution- This book looks pretty, has a good lay out, and has amazing tables that really help you use the old and new tech together and even find it! But, there are a number of small errors that take away from the presentation like errors at the top of tables mislabeling essence and capacity. Also, I love the story, but the repeated nature of a few of the stories and character discussion make this book run a little too long. Solid book with a few errors hurting the presentation. 4.8/5

Summary-A chromed out Street Sam is always a fun addition to a team. Chromed Flesh adds lots of new toys for the metal men in your life. Also, this book really makes you feel like you’re in the world of Shadowrun reading updates on Jackpoint. It's not completely perfect as some of the crunch needs more options to fill out the roster of available tech and some minor issues mare a great book. However, most of these problems can be forgiving by the fact this this book provides updated tables showing where all the chrome toys are in the books. If you are looking for a solid book for a character who wants to trade essence to punch through an engine block, then this is the book for you. 95%
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