Shadowrun - Denver
Shadowrun-themed MUSH (Multi-User Shared Hallucination) founded in 2000.
Ranked 81st of 649 worlds statistically.
Ranked 1st of 4 worlds in the Shadowrun genre statistically.

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19 (a minute ago)

Maximum Connected:
35 (last 30 days)

TinyMUSH 3.0.p4

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18 (last 30 days) ▼10%

Minimum Connected:
7 (last 30 days)
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  "connect guest guest" lets you log on and look around as a Guest.
  "connect <name> <password>" connects you to an existing character.
  "create <name> <password>" creates a new character.
  "WHO" tells you who is logged in to the game (case sensitive).
  "QUIT" exits the game and saves your character.
Denver is now THE most popular Shadowrun MUSH on the Internet. A quick thanks to all the players who are making this possible is in order. Shadowrun - Denver is oriented towards players who have had some experience in RPing in Shadowrun, whether online or in TT play. It has a very friendly, open atmosphere between players and staff, and is intended for people to have fun, not model a 'realistic' Shadowrun world. To apply, connect to the MUSH, read the application policy, and follow the instructions there. Our chargen has often been said to have the best code of any of the Shadowrun MUSHs. You can create anything from a gun-toting Street Samurai to a Rogue Doctor plying the shadows to who...
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English [1]

January, 2000 [1]

TinyMUSH 3.0 Patchlevel 4 #167 [1]
TinyMUSH [3]
TinyMUSH 3.0.p4 [4]

Cyberpunk worlds, Role-playing Science Fiction worlds [2]

USA [1]

Server Type:
MUSH [1]

Shadowrun Theme, located in Denver, Colorado [1]
Sci-Fi [3]
Science Fiction [4]

Denver is now THE most popular Shadowrun MUSH on the Internet. A quick thanks to all the players who are making this possible is in order. Shadowrun - Denver is oriented towards players who have had some experience in RPing in Shadowrun, whether online or in TT play. It has a very friendly, open atmosphere between players and staff, and is intended for people to have fun, not model a 'realistic' Shadowrun world. To apply, connect to the MUSH, read the application policy, and follow the instructions there. Our chargen has often been said to have the best code of any of the Shadowrun MUSHs. You can create anything from a gun-toting Street Samurai to a Rogue Doctor plying the shadows to help who he can and make a profit. We are currently using SR3, Magic in the Shadows, the Cannon Companion, Man and Machine, the Matrix, some portions of Rigger 3, and State of the Art. All character types are welcome, with no slot restrictions. For more information, why not visit our Web site? The document system has been fully integrated into our home page - you can view the +news and +help online without even logging in! You can also use the Java based MUSH client on our page to log in to the MUSH from any computer connected to the 'net. [1]
Shadowrun: Denver is the result of about three months of initial development, plus continual ongoing code and theme development. Started mostly by players from the other two big Shadowrun MUXes, we decided that we wanted to try a slightly new direction from the ones chosen by the other games. Also, we wanted to give people a fresh start, a chance to get away from the years of emotional baggage and issues that had built up over the years. [2]
Amidst the shadows cast upon society dwell a particular type of criminal: the Shadowrunner. The Shadow community includes those who have dropped out of 'normal' society, instead performing their work underneath the sight of the powerful forces that control the world. Secrecy is their key, functioning out of view, sometimes even amidst the standard world of the corporations. Some Shadowrunners are simply criminals into making a quick buck; others are doing work for their own conscience, fighting the 'evil' that they see within the world. Still others are on a personal mission, whether it be revenge, self-improvement, or whatever. But whatever brings them together, they perform a vital function. Corporations have to appear to be aboveboard, but in the highly competitive world of 2061, sometimes the laws need to be overlooked, or simply broken. Corporations need a way to perform this task with secrecy, discretion, and above all, plausible deniability. So they hire Shadowrunners when they need industrial espionage, sabotage, assassination, or whatever. Individuals called fixers act as discreet contacts to connect Shadowrunners with Johnsons -- usually corporate representatives providing a job and pay for that job. These under-the-table dealings form the bread and butter for most runners, though they are not the only source of opportunity by far. [3]
Third Edition Shadowrun MUSH based in Denver in 2061. Slightly modified from the sourcebooks. Semi-consent-based game-play, [4]

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This is the ONLY Shadowrun / Cyberpunk game left for roleplaying. It's similar to guild wars or playing a public session of a console game in that players announce and create their own missions/plots/games and submit them. If this is your thing you'll have a lot of fun. If you are looking for character development and seeing your background activated by mysterious NPCs, good luck. Public RP boils down to meeting new people and bar rp, again fun if you like it. It is very easy to get approved and the sheets tend to be on the twinkier side. Coding seems good but I am not a computer coder. Rules are 3rd edition, but the emphasis is on combat, sheet tweaking, and less on the other 'roles' in Shadowrun: Decking, rigging, etc. There are a lot of great tools waiting to be used, but overall is you are someone wishing to participate in staff driven story arcs, plots, etc you will be waiting a very very very long time. This could change, but as of 2011 Denver is essentially table top for missions run by players with an adjunct grid for public role playing. There is little connecting the two 'worlds'. If you want to play Shadowrun here this is a great place. You can play this game within player plots almost any way you wish. The problem is when there's no unified vision at all on the contextual game you end up with a sort of Disneyland filled with superhero powered player characters with a cyberpunk veneer. Perhaps with a larger staff willing to drive and write and interact more with players and the games theme this will change. Having said that, I love playing Shadowrun Denver- I just wish it was more or owned what it really is: Table Top Meet Ups.
MudConnector.Com Review by on Nov 9, 2011
This ain't the only one, chummer. Take a look for Seattle 2064, and give it a go. You won't regret it - being 3rd Edition. There are GM-hosted dice-throwing-like-ninja-stars runs practically every week - plots driven by mortal Johnsons as well, all around. Now I'm not trying to steal your thunder or coax you away from your own! But reading what your complaints were, I think there's a happy compromise for what you really want. I started playing on Seattle 2064 on a lark to throw some dice - just because I couldn't scratch my tabletop itch, about a year ago. What I found, was a bunch of down-to-earth characters that actually know their Social RP too. The best part, is there's nobody untouchable in Seattle 2064. Some might think they are, but a capsule full of NarcoJect to the forehead says 'goodnight Gracie' just like anybody else. That in mind, if you're looking for a more human experience (even if it is meta-humanity!) - you might have looked before. But look again. - G. Man
MudConnector.Com Review by on Feb 16, 2012
One thing ahead - I didn't even go through the whole character generation, so it's just a review on what I experienced up to that point. Having played SR for over 15 years, I was rather disappointed to find only the priority system available for character generation. No merits and flaws, no possibilities to actually individualize the character with some system-relevant method. Instead, there is a requirement to write up a well thought-out background. About 3-4 pages of requirements, including justification for any skill above 3 (3 meaning you'll fail 12-13 times out of 100 on an average task.. like doing your job on an average day) When I asked how much would be expected to get the character approved, I was told about 2 pages of MS Word. Of a background that - as far as I could tell - might never actually come into play. When I started pointing out the flaws I saw in the newbie channel, I did get a few more or less helpful answers - which often raised new issues, like the amount of background required. (Don't forget - required work that might as well be completely ignored, and to be done before I could even give the game and the actual gaming community a try) But when I narrowed the points down and addressed the new ones, instead of an answer like 'at least one or two aspects from your background will eventually be involved, it's worth writing it and making it consistent' - I basically got a 'I'm fed up with you, go away'. Well, that's what I did.
MudConnector.Com Review by on Jun 1, 2010
Denver has had glory days, but they are long gone. Currently certain aspects of the staff including the Headwiz are keen on allowing a group of players to violate rules and policy. The group known as 'The Watchers' has been given a hall pass to run the game which limits the amount of things other players can do. In fact disagreeing with The Watchers has become reason for a player to be jailed or punished. Recently the Watchers were allowed to make a severe power play push and kill another player for out of character reasons. Now this is expressly against the rules of the game, however again they were allowed to do so. During this event players that tried to defend the victim were ignored and punished for not being on the side of the watchers. Rules are one sided and while the game has had a good past currently if one does not play the game as the watchers deem you should, chances of being treated with fairness and respect are fairly low. Even the elements of staff that do support the rules and fairness of the game are being overridden and pushed out by a small group of manipulative players and their pet admins.
MudConnector.Com Review by on May 4, 2009
This was once a wonderful game and easily the best Shadowrun game on the web. However, this all changed in the latter part of 2008 with the rise of a group known as the Watchers. Founded by a long idle player and former staffer, the Watchers have gradually tried to take over the game by virtue of their leader's friendship with the headwiz. They are a clique of people who think that they can play however they want, that other players and their feelings aren't important. Multiple members of this group had been on staff, and were then asked to leave due to a variety of issues, including leaking of staff alts to their members. The Headwizard of the game is himself a member of this group, and in spite of his assurances that he will stay out of decisions regarding them, as soon as the chief of staff is away for a week, he immediately turns around and overrules his own policies regarding building ownership for one of the members, who also happens to be a staffer. Said staffer has, since returning to the staff of the game, been guilty of making numerous attacks against other players on the game. The situation is bad, with at least one staffer leaving, and possibly three more to follow, including one of the founders of the game. It is impossible to play on this game any more, because of the blatant abuse of the players by the Watchers and the Pro-Watchers members of the game's staff. I cannot, in good conscience, recommend that anyone play on Shadowrun Denver, until such time as these matters are resolved.
MudConnector.Com Review by on May 4, 2009
Shadowrun Denver is currently the most active Shadowrun MUSH around. The game operates on 3rd edition rules, with no immediate plans to change to 4th. Logins typically average 30-40 people during peak hours, which are evenings EST. For the unfamiliar, Shadowrun is a table-top game (like D&D) set in the near future. Cyberpunk elements play a heavy role in the atmosphere. As is typical for that sort of theme, the old governments have collapsed, replaced by powerful megacorporations. Cyborgs roam the streets, and gangers control the slums where much of the unfortunate populace lives. With Shadowrun, however, there are many differences. Shadowrun introduces fantasy elements into the cyberpunk genre. There's magic, variants of humanity (dwarves, elves, orks, trolls), and even supernatural creatures. Several corporations are controlled by dragons! The average person is aware of the fact that magic exists, but is otherwise usually unfamiliar with its workings. Denver has been around for many years now. Today, it's the only active MUSH offering the Shadowrun experience. As someone who has played on both the player and staff side of things, I know that Denver is not without its problems. That said, it remains a great place to enjoy the setting. Rarely is there a time where roleplay isn't available. Something's always going on, and players have the freedom to run their own Shadowruns (mercenary jobs, like D&D adventures) if they wish. The MUSH is quite open in terms of what you're allowed to play. All of the basic archetypes (samurai, adept, mage, shaman, decker, rigger, face) are allowed. Some people portray traditionally non-PC archetypes as well, such as enchanters, fixers, and gangers. Many elements from Magic in the Shadows/Cannon Companion/Matrix and others are utilized, though some are not. It's best to check in-game for that. If you enjoy a gritty setting with some unusual thematic elements, I'd encourage you to check out Denver. People are very friendly on the Newbie channel and will gladly answer questions. My character, Gruk, could use some people his... Read More
MudConnector.Com Review by on Apr 15, 2008
Denver is the most populous Shadowrun-themed MUX available today. Though it has gone through many changes over the years, it remains a great game and one worthy of any SR fan's attention. For the unfamiliar, Shadowrun is a futuristic Earth-based setting with strong elements of both cyberpunk and fantasy. The world is separated by lines of wealth and poverty, and the old governments have fallen before the dominance of megacorporations. Cybernetic technology is now a reality. At the same time, the resurgence of magic has restored various 'mythological' elements to the world. Elves, dwarves, orks and trolls walk the gritty streets alongside mankind. Spiritual shamans and calculating mages weave their spells in the forests of the reclaimed wild and the filthy alleyways of the great metroplexes. Shadowrun's theme is definitely adult and gritty, as well as violent. Players take on the role of mercenaries hired to secretly carry out the dirty work of the megacorporations. When not doing that, players interact with each other on the city grid of Denver, drinking in bars and working deals with what little nuyen (the in-theme currency) they have earned. Prospective players should be willing to roleplay, as that's what Denver is all about. There are no mobs to kill or 'phat lewtz' to pick up off the floor. Everything is RP'd, right up to the actual shadowruns that earn you cash and a reputation. There are plenty of humans and elves. In my opinion, the game is currently in need of the less 'beautified' races: dwarves, orks, trolls. Other than that, the possibilities are really endless for what you can play here, so long as you stay within theme. Want to play a less-than-intelligent troll who lives in a filthy apartment and makes his nuyen bashing heads? How about a physical adept, whose magical abilities are channeled into the improvement of his body? These and more are equally possible. Hop on to Denver and have a look around. I've enjoyed the game immensely and would happy... Read More
MudConnector.Com Review by on Jun 16, 2006
Just curious as to why I waited 4 days for an staffer to pick up my bg, and then had to watch for another couple days while they sat on it. Never did get approved. Just curious.
MudConnector.Com Review by on Jun 4, 2007
I've played at this MU* with the same character continuously for over 2 years now, and I have enjoyed it throughly. The code is easily understood and is all custom to the game I believe, though it uses some of the more standard conventions, so that people new to the game can understand. There are always people on and usually at minimum one staffer. Most players are friendly and helpful, but whining and through fits are frowned upon sternly. I would recommend this MUSH to anyone looking for a friendly, player driven SR game.
MudConnector.Com Review by on Oct 15, 2004
Shadowrun Denver is an interesting experiment in player empowerment. While some of its houserules are blatantly twinkish and/or power-gamish, it has chosen to amplify all walks of characters and brings the game system to the edge of its numerical workings. Players on Denver are awarded copious amounts of money and advancement points, with the stress being that if you are willing to run your own plots for yourself and your friends, you deserve award. The downside is that there are very few plot arcs or storylines with any duration. Denver was created by two idealistic new-comers to the mush scene, known as Craig and Wyldfire on the game itself. These men are possibly visionaries, the game balks at the standard (and occasionally broken conventions) used by the other shadowrun muxi, and atempts to empower its players to run the game for them. This has had both positive and negative effects which you can see for yourself when you come and play. The codebase, written mostly by Wyldfire is quite impressive. Numerous commands provide ease of use to the more experience players, and enable the admins to keep close tabs on the players. So close in fact that they also record and reference player's private pages. this enables them to keep a close eye on security, and it is also used in thier dispute arbitration system. Privacy, or lack of any, is clearly stated when you log on. The consent rules protect players from each other, they allow flexibility such that if you want to engage someone in a lengthy and violent arguement and then invoke consent rules to save yourself from a confrontation that could lead to your're characters death, you may. Shadowrun Denver is very lenient on low level roleplayers(roleplayers with very little skill), and will admit nearly anyone who is willing to have a good time. The head wizards believe firmly that anyone willing to try deserves a chance to play. This allows you to walk through an environment of skill... Read More
MudConnector.Com Review by on Jul 22, 2003
Hey Joel, note the following above my review? Review Submitted By: Jonathan Bayles Author Status: Player and staff member Started on Shadowrun - Denver: 1.5-2.0 years ago Submission Date: Jul 22, 2003 TMC Listing: Shadowrun - Denver My review was submitted a month ago today, where as your siteban occured this week. I'll take my credibility back now, thanks. JMB
MudConnector.Com Review by on Aug 20, 2003
As a quick note, just about everything Jonathan has said is, in fact, true in a literal sense, though somewhat slanted in terms of the spin he puts on things. Most of the things he mentioned exist on any Shadowrun MUSH. He characterizes houserules he doesn't agree with (and he disagrees with having *any* houserules) as powergaming and twinkish, for example, even though many if not most of them have been voted on and approved by the playerbase as a whole. Like many games, we have full logging enabled. There is an explicit list of circumstances under which that log can be pulled, and it is never released publicly. It exists only for the staff to arbitrate disputes, and only the headwiz and RolePlay director can view it. This is explicitly posted in our policies, along with the protections and policies we have in place regarding disclosure and when and how the log will be used. Jonathan also holds the prestigious position of having been our first siteban ever in the 3-year history of the game, for refusing time after time after time to be polite when expressing objections because the game was run our way, not his. :) After multiple warnings, I gave him a final warning. He proceeded to publicly post my final warning, declare on a public bboard that I suck, and then depart. Soon afterward, he posted this review. Simply keep that in mind when reading his commentary.
MudConnector.Com Review by on Aug 16, 2003
Humorously enough, most of these things still apply. I dunno about the sex-RP part, because RP in general is hard to find, but the rest is entirely accurate, 9 years later.
MudConnector.Com Review by on Aug 30, 2012