About 5-6 years ago, I was poking around the internet, looking for information on this cyberpunk RPG I’d heard about called Shadowrun.
This led me to a simple little corner of the Shadowrun Webring, a page run by a chummer known as shapcano. He wrote a series of fantastic short stories, and a few short novels that really brought the world of Shadowrun alive to me.
Thanks to him and his stories, I was approached by a group looking for Shadowrun RPG players, and although I’d never played a pen-and-paper RPG before, I loved Shadowrun so much that I jumped at the opportunity.
We eventually went on to other games, and from this group I met my wonderful and amazing girlfriend.
All thanks to shapcano. Others sometimes take credit, rightfully, but it all started with him.
Sadly, shapcano left us in June of 2013, and his website with all his stories has dropped off the internet.
I am providing a mirror for his primary Shadowrun-based work – the Owen Glendower, Lug and Hamon, and Lost Boys stories. The longer pieces have been consolidated from their original chapter-at-a-time format into single documents for more convenient reading, and the short stories are left as is with the exception of what I’m calling the Mouse trilogy (Mickey the Mouse, A Better Mousetrap, Of Mice and Elements) – this has been consolidated into a single document as well.
Each are numbered and listed in chronological order for easier reading.
I will be posting each one up as I have it ready. The consolidation takes some time, due to the number of chapters in the novels.
You can read it right here with the links, if you want to download it just right-click and choose save link/target as.
1: Inheritance (novel)
2: Rescue (short)
3: Student (short)
4: Demands (novel)
5: Shadow Reflections (short)
6: Mouse saga (collection of shorts)
7: Lug’s Magical Whatsis (short)
8: Lessons (short)
9: Debts (novel)
10: The Trouble With Fixers (short)
Here is all the stories in a single zip file: shapcano.zip
I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.