Created in 1989 by the FASA Corporation, the franchise spawned a series of roleplaying modules, novels, and even a set of action figures, until it was sold to Microsoft. Another company, Catalyst, has recently renewed the RPG game, and is now offering a new set of roleplaying materials.
Microsoft owns the rights to the digital media portion of ShadowRun, and the developers of this MMO gained permission to create the non-profit, free-to-pay game.
Members of the R.I. Science Fiction Club have been playing ShadowRun for years, and many of us look forward to playing our favorite Mages, Runners, and Samurai characters in this MMO. For more information, check out their website: www.awakenedmmo.org