This group includes games based on the tabletop RPG Shadowrun
, created in 1989 by FASA Corporation
. The Shadowrun universe combines elements of science fiction, cyberpunk, and fantasy. It is set in late 21st century and depicts a futuristic world where magic has re-emerged, co-existing with nanotechnology and a global computer network known as the Matrix. Many humans practice magic as shamans, and non-human races such as trolls, elves, dwarves, as well as other mythological creatures (e.g. dragons) play an active role in contemporary urban life. Powerful mega-corporations are commonly portrayed as the enemies in Shadowrun.