Using the SR 6e Matrix rules in SR 5e

Being a Matrix backport attempt, presented for your delight (doubtful) and utility (maybe)

The SR6e ruleset contains a gently streamlined version of the Matrix rules from Shadowrun 5e; these have several useful changes that reduce book-keeping and give deckers a simpler and more agile action economy. In this section, I lay out a backport of these rules to work within the Shadowrun 5e ruleset.


What I’m trying to do

The houserules

How to use (most of) the 6e Matrix rules in 5e

Key differences between Matrix rules in SR5e to SR6e

Line-by-line comparison of the Matrix rulesets

Appendices & notes