Shadowrun's 1990 Promo Is A Strange, Wonderful Thing

Classic RPG (like, proper RPG) Shadowrun was, at one time, not a classic. In 1990, it was a product competing against other products, and had to sell itself. Using videos like this.

If you thought live-action commercials/trailers in 2013 were still occasionally awkward, you may not want to watch this. It is 4:32 of Mr. Awkward pressing his boot to your throat and not letting go.

A Night's Work (Shadowrun promo, 1990) [Michael Ostrokol, via Seamus Byrne]

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When I was a child, Shadowrun, Blade Runner and William Gibson gave me every indication that this would be my future. No wonder I'm so bitter now.