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Looking for Shadowrun Commandos!

We’re looking for more Shadowrun participation in the Commandos, FanPro’s demo team. Members are encouraged to run game sessions of Shadowrun, Fourth Edition at public locations where anybody who’s interested can join in. Examples of places include game shops, conventions, game days, and college game clubs.
Currently, the program has a lot of members running Classic Battletech, but not nearly enough running Shadowrun. We’ve received a number of requests from conventions and game stores, and the current Commandos are unable to meet the demand.
Here’s how the program works:
  • Commandos are required to run a minimum of 3 events annually. So, if you go to one convention and run 3 game sessions, you’ve hit your minimum requirements. Games do need to be scheduled in advance through the Commando website, and you will need to fill in a (very brief) report about the game afterwards.
  • In return, Commandos receive complementary products from FanPro and discounts with a number of manufacturers who make products that are associated with FanPro game lines. Compensation is proportionate to the number of games you run annually.
  • Commandos receive Shadowrun Missions scenarios about a month before the public receives them. Commandos do not need to run Shadowrun Missions scenarios as part of their Commando-sanctioned games, but it is encouraged!
  • When developers are looking for playtesters, Commandos are the first place that they look. If you’re interested in becoming a playtester for Shadowrun, joining the Commando program is a very good way to put yourself on the candidate list.
Application to the program has been simplified. If you’d like to join, hit the Commando website, or right to the Enlist section. Once you’ve filled out your information, you should receive a PDF file with some additional paperwork. Applicants need to either mail or fax in that additional paperwork. With that, they need to include a short essay explaining why they’d like to join the program, and either a short scenario or a letter (included in the PDF) signed by their local game store manager, stating that they’d like to have the applicant run games there.