|Date:||Tue, 15 Oct 1996 17:48:07 -0700|
The Shadowrun Explorer
by John Maniha and Paolo Marcucci
Events related to australia
1992: In Australia, Boggo Road jail is closed for barbaric and
2000: On January 2, in Australia, a referendum is held concerning
turning the country into a republic and changing the flag.
Both movements fail.
2002: In Australia, Japanese corporations begin pulling out of the
Australian tourism industry, increasing animosity of
Australians against Asians.
2010: In Australia, the Monash Industries corporation becomes
Australia & New Zealand Amalgamated Corporations (ANZAC)
with Alex Monash as CEO.
2010: Australian Aborigines and New Zealand Maoris riot in sympathy
for the Native Americans in North America. The response is
at first to stop the rioting, but due to corporate influence,
the governments later decide to drive all Aborigines and
Maoris from the major cities after they refuse to stop the
rioting. These natives are accepted into the outback
communities and country towns where they have numerical
2011: On April 23, in Australia, the first reported sighting, and
subsequent attack, of the Carnivorous Koala, or Drop Bear,
occurs when one attacks Wildlife Ranger Patrick Stone of
2011: In Australia, the first mana storm strikes the Campbell sheep
station, 102 kilometers northwest of Hay, New South Wales.
Only three people out of the 31 inhabitants survive. These
storms quickly increase in frequency.
2011: In Ireland, U.K., the ancient Slighe roads, peat bogs, and
cairne lines begin to re-emerge from the land as well as an
occurrence of mana storms similar to those in Australia.
2012: In Australia, ANZAC buys the contract of Derrick Rommanche,
a noted expert on computers, from the Renraku corporation.
2014: In Australia, most of the desert regions of the outback are
lost to mana storms. Some people however, having learned how
to predict one, stay in the outback.
2015: On January 26, Australia and New Zealand merge into one
nation, formally named Australasia, though still called
2039: In Australasia, Asians commit the greatest number of attacks
on metahumans. The Australians respond by attacking the
Asians with the same anger that metahumans experience
All events reported by John Maniha.
The Shadowrun Explorer was built by Paolo Marcucci
<And if the outback is inaccessible> It is accessable (but
only if you know what the frag you're doing; i.e. have a proper
<Hey, why should austrlia be any more toxic than the rest of
the world, anyway??> Probably all those Road Warrior type movies
and that strip mining :)
But really, what I recall directly from Paul was that because
most of the aborigines lost their culture, their weren't enough
shamans left when the Magic came back, the magic went out of
control (hence the referenced mana storms). I'm pretty sure he also
stated that most of the Australian population is relegated to the
What I dug up indirectly (referenced by another person) from
Tom was references to toxic messes.
Unluckily I seem to have trashed the early references with my
SR1 material (stupid me, though I can probably bug Paul about it
again if necessary and see what he remembers).
<Road Trains> Reference RBB, at least that's where I always
thought they got the idea for that truck they list (the one that
hauls up to 10? trailers).
<The other possibility might be the Japanese.> On second
thought forget them.