Sunday, January 23, 2011

This one's for Dr. Rotwang!

More definitive proof that the 80s took a really long time to die...

This is a promo video for the 1st edition release of Shadowrun at Gencon 1990, combining shirtless musclemen, intense Duran Duran video makeup, feathered hair and jean skirts with Doctor Who-level special effects and highly advanced Mind's Eye style CGI. Enjoy!


  1. Oh wow. I just don't know what to say. Um . . . I'm sorry for every being involved with 80s culture and helping to propagate it? Um . . . really . . .

    - Ark

  2. @christian

    Imagine two people bumping into one another in the hall, then one yells:

    "You got 80s on my Shadowrun!"

    And then the other retorts:

    "No, you got Shadowrun on my 80s!"

    And that's what the hell that was.

    - Ark

  3. Brilliant!! I think James Cameron directed that. But why did they have to break into the Tardis? Also, I'd do the blond. Seriously.

    Word verification - Zintwa
    A circle of people who disagree on the same point.

  4. Awesome post. Love it!

    Huh. A Female to Male ratio of 2:1, is that gonna be representative of PCs? :-) The guard sure was overly cautious about the use of lethal force for a cyberpunk game!

    Sometimes I miss the 80's, then I see something like this, and I'm like, 'Nope, good riddance!'

  5. Screw you haters. You're on my poo-list now.

    I'll take the brunette. And the blonde.

  6. Rick James called. He wants his Mary Jane Girls back.