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Message no. 1
From: Erik Jameson <erikj@****.COM>
Subject: background behind Yamatetsu
Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 19:29:23 -0400

For those of you who haven't figured it out, the recent postings coming
from me regarding Yamatetsu are in relation to the Blood in the
Boardroom/Corp War! plot line FASA has presented to all the Shadowrun

This basically means that one of the items that had previously been under
spoiler guard will essentially be made public to everyone on TK tomorrow,
keeping with the story timeline.

So basically this is just a warning. If you REALLY don't want to know
anything about the corporate war storyline, then avoid a post entitled
"Russian Megacorp?" tomorrow. And you'd probably want to avoid all the

But truth be told, for the sake of TK, I would suggest simply going along
with the timeline as presented. We won't be doing things now that are
supposed to happen in October, we're simply maintaining the timeline.
Which, for a change, Tk is able to do so (anyone else remember the effects
of "Burning Bright" on TK?).

So anyway, I'll drop the first bombshell tomorrow. Considering the amount
of non-run related "chatter" recently, it should provide ample fodder for

Erik J.

PS: The new sourcebook (not yet in stores though) entitled "Target:
Smuggler's Havens" will contain oodles more information on the events of
May 5 and it's fallout.

PPS: If you want your characters to be involved somehow in this thread, I
guess I'm the de facto GM/thread leader/storyteller for this I guess. So
private EM me. But it is wide open, so if you really want to do a run
along the thread, I'm cool with it as long as it doesn't
counteract/contradict any of the FASA canon.

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