Hey! If you are new here and want to know where to start listening, here are a few tips!
For Shadowrun History, please go all the way back to the beginning, episode 1. While this may seem unnecessary, we don’t all listen to podcasts the same way. In this case, however, if you jump in to the current episodes without listening to the others first, it may seem like attending the midpoint of a math class without having been at the earlier classes. Confusion might occur.
In addition to the Shadowrun history podcast, we now also have the Shadowrun Origins Actual Play. That is a totally separate podcast, with its own feed, so make sure you grab both to enjoy maximum shadowrun goodness. Both podcasts will be updated on the website, though, and will be labeled accordingly.
Here is a helpful guide to the Neo-Anarchist history podcasts:
If the episode has a year attached (ex. 2052), then it is historical in nature. And while it will touch upon other things, like Dear Opti questions, runner tales, or other nonsense, it is primarily there to deliver history of the Shadowrun universe.
Once upon a time, we did a fundraiser to get Opti and Bull into Shadowrun: Hong Kong. It worked, and those who donated at a high enough level, got the chance to hear an entire episode about that character and their interaction with Opti. These are fun stories that may or may not be canon in the Shadowrun Universe.
Every once in a while, Opti will gather enough intel on a specific corporation to give out secrets and vital details about one of the more important corporations in Shadowrun history. These are long, detailed episodes, that focus on only that company.
Once in a while, when things either need to be said, or stick in Opti’s craw, he will do a special episode about it. The most (in)famous one of these is the Language Special. You’ll just have to listen for yourself.
Hope that helps, Chummers!