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Shadowrun: Corporate Ed.

A lot has changed since the advent of the Sixth World, but perhaps nothing more than the role of public education. The Awakening, advanced cybernetics, and privatization of virtually every public service have had profound effects on the institutions of learning, particularly higher eduction. Now, colleges and universities serve as little more than corporate R&D facilities and skillsoft publishers. Fifth World slobs thought text books were expensive before, but they could never imagine the cost when getting a degree simply means having the right library of chips.

Professors engage in a constant, frantic race to patent and publish, and the competition is fierce, even deadly. In the Sixth World, where there’s competition there’s shady business, the kind of business that runners live for.


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