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In 1993, the Shifter rules were written (on a piece of cardboard 10 x 10 cm) and the character sheets designed. Late June 1993 saw the first ever Shifter game. One of the play testers was whisked away for a surprise birthday party, but two players - Boon and Brian - stayed for the first ever voyage into the Matrix. The two Shifters - Legionnaire and Lynch - went Rogue and tried to destroy each others host bodies. Much fun was had by all.
Shifter was revised slightly, but no rules were written down over the following years. Many more Shifters ventured into the Matrix during this time, and the thought of actually writing the rules down became a constant threat. After the publication of Outlands Fifth Edition, and the production of the first edition of Corruption, along with the threat of losing the facilities of the Manchester University Computer Science Department looming menacingly on the horizon, the time came for Shifter to finally see print.
Produced by Discordia Incorporated. First printing May 1996. Shifter is another Mad Chris Production.
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