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A turn-based tactical RPG released by Harebrained Schemes in July 2013. Spiritual successor to the 1993 SNES and 1994 MegaDrive video games.

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Black screen after first battle

I just recently pickup up this game on the Classics Return Humble Bundle and everything was going fine until I finished the first battle. After that, I go back to the apartment and I talk some more ...
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The meaning of the REACH attribute on weapons

I read the entire help menu and there is not a single mention of the REACH attribute for the sword or any other weapon that has REACH. No information on Google either. What's the meaning of that ...
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How magic percentage is calculated (stats involved)

I'm playing Shadowrun Returns HK for the first time as magic user. I don't understand how the chance to hit a person (or area of effect) is calculated. What should I increase in my stats to increase ...
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Why are the turrets in the Universal Brotherhood shooting at me?

I want to get into the Inner Sanctum. I've got a keycard that should give me access, as well as a uniform. They're also welcoming me when I get close. However, as I step forward to actually go in, ...
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In SR: Dragonfall, does the order of the missions matter? (Possible spoilers)

I've reached the point where I have three mission choices, the guy from the cafe, the hit from the safehouse computer, and the hit from the Troll philanthropist. Does the order that I do them matter?
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How to toggle icons signaling actions can be taken

When our characters can interact with an object (such as a container, to pick up items, or an npc, to talk with) an icon will appear after a few seconds of inactivity, on which we can then press to ...
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Which etiquette are being used, and in what order?

In Shadowrun: Dragonfall, I am playing a Samurai with high Charisma, and am trying to use much etiquette as possible. The issue is, etiquette are pretty narrow in application and in my playthrough I ...
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What is the difference between the levels of Healing spells?

In Dragonfall, there are multiple levels of healing spells available for purchase. Considering that the heal spell heals only one wound (the last damage your character took), what is the difference ...
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Is Shannon Half-Sky gone forever if she dies?

I brought her on the mission to the mental asylum, and she and another runner I hired (DeMorgana) died. When I hired runners for the next mission, DeMorgana was still on the list (she costs nuyen to ...
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How am I supposed to win the last fight?

I'm playing the Nightmare Harvest mod and I'm at the point where I'm facing about 20 lonestar members by myself. I've been "boosted" by the dragon, so I have a bit more hp and 5 ap per turn, but ...
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How do you find out Glory's backstory in Shadowrun Returns Dragonfall?

I just finished Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall (awesome game). I heard Glory has an interesting backstory, but I didn't see any of it (she left to take care of her own business at the end). How do I ...
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How can I see my character's numerical health value?

In combat, the health bar on each character portrait doesn't seem to list raw HP values, it's just a colored bar. I'd like to be able to see exactly how much health each character has, so I can ...
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Transfer save game Shadowrun Returns between Android Devices

I know there have been several similar questions about saved games, but unfortunately they didn't answer this. I have Shadowrun Returns on my phone (bad idea), and I'd like to get the saved game ...
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Is there any disadvantage to asking for money?

For many of the side-missions during the game, you're given the option to ask something like "What's in it for me?", at which point the character you're speaking to (usually?) will offer you money. ...
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How does cover work in Shadowrun Returns?

How does cover work? They never really explained it in the game, and there's nothing about it in the help. Does being in cover reduce my chances to be hit? Do I take reduced damage? Does it affect ...
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Are Shadowrun Returns saves compatible across different platforms?

Now that shadowrun returns is available on both PC and mobile devices, can I transfer my save game from the PC over to, say, my android phone or vice versa?
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Is there a benefit of picking an archetype?

I have played through Shadowrun Returns as a Street Samurai and a Mage, but I noticed that most if not all of the archetypes have their stat points spread out and have a few points put in stats ...
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As a Shaman, what are my offensive options?

My first instinct in games like Shadowrun is generally to jump at a Charisma-based spellcasting class when I see one. And the Shaman meant that I saw one. So I rolled a Shaman. Unfortunately, after a ...
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Consumable Items Wasted

When a run is completed, are the unused consumable items I equipped to a hired runner returned to me or gone forever? On one run it appeared as if the runner had the unused items in her inventory at ...
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Move Decking programs between characters in Shadowrun Returns?

My character is the usual Street Samurai and I decided to not invest any Karma in Decking. But there's a point in the Seattle story where you need a decker. Unfortunately I'm not being able to ...
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How can I add Cyberware?

How can I add cyberware? I have 6/6 essence, I have the money and the doc sells the cyberware I want. I tried selecting it and then clicking on "install", but somehow it does not work.
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Can Shadowrun Returns be completed without ever using a decker?

Are there enough other paths through the game to complete the base campaign of Shadowrun Returns without ever using Decking?
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Most capable solo class?

I'm interested in the possibility of trying to take as minimal team as possible through the game to maximise the funds available to upgrade my runner. What archetype mix is considered the most solid ...
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Stuck in Shadowrun Returns NTSB Warehouse Part 2

So I entered the NTSB warehouse. There were several mercs in there. While I was fighting the first group, one of the mercs randomly takes off running and enters a side room, sealing himself in behind ...
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Should I specialise in a single weapon or work on two?

As you can unlock another raged weapon slot is it worth working on two weapons or specialising in one? I guess this is linked to how abundant karma is in the game, but currently I'm working on Pistol, ...
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How to change weapons?

How can I change my characters currently equipped weapon? I have two weapon slots with two different pistols in, and I would like to use the second pistol, but I've no idea how to change weapon. Any ...
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Are there any penalties for adepts or mages when they use cyberware?

In the old Shadowrun there are penalties when magic users like mages, shamans or adepts use cyberware. But how is it handled in the game?
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I seem to be stuck in the bug den?

I seem to have hit a dead end in Shadowrun Returns' bug den. After the two bugs broke out of the walls, there doesn't seem to be anything else happening. I'm still in combat mode but waiting ...
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Does Shadowrun Returns have random runs like Genesis's Shadowrun had?

I'm playing Shadowrun Returns and just found my first Mr. Johnson. He gave me only one run and after that run there aren't any other runs. Does Shadowrun Returns have random runs, like Genesis's ...
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How far can a character move in combat?

In Shadowrun Returns, what determines how far a character can move for each AP in combat? I noticed my tanky Troll can't move as far as some of the human allies I met early in the game.