Shadows of Latin America is a sourcebook—originally planned for Shadowrun Third Edition—that describes the countries and conditions in Central and South America circa 2064. The project was originally proposed for publication in 2005, by Shadowrun Line Developer, Rob Boyle as FanPro SKU 25011, and later developed by Jong-Won Kim.
Can you stand the heat?
"You'll be sweating bullets if get caught in the crossfire between Amazonia and Aztlan-and you'll need that extra ammo. Latin America is no vacation spot, gringo. Even if you avoid those juggernauts, you'll still be running against Caribbean pirates, drug-dealing Ghost Cartels, Old World dictatorships and communist revolutionaries-and whatever you do, stay out of the jungle."
Shadows of Latin America explores the many countries and territories of Central and South America in the world of Shadowrun. Each profile includes details on location hot spots, government and corporate rulers, the criminal underground and religious factions. It provides extensive updates on the Awakened nations of Azlan and Amazonia, as well as a selection of paranormal flora and fauna to be found in the deep jungles.
In 2010, after it was officially announced by Shadowrun license holder Catalyst Game Labs, that the book would not ever see an official printing, most of the authors publically released their drafts on the internet for use by fans of the game. The drafts linked below are therefore apocryphal; not official canon, and yet not simply a fan-book.
None of the released drafts may be used for any commercial purpose without permission from the authors.
- Amazonia by Antonio Pucci & Peter Taylor (not released separately)
- Argentina by Peter Taylor (released draft)
- Aztlan by Jason Levine (released draft, sidebars)
- Bolivia by Jong-Won Kim (released draft)
- Caracas by Jong-Won Kim (released draft)
- Caribbean League by Jason Levine (released draft, sidebars)
- Chile by Pavel Christiny (not released separately)
- Equador by Antonio Pucci (not released separately)
- French Guiana by Robert Derie (aka Ancient History) (released draft)
- Panama by Jong-Won Kim (released draft)
- Peru by José Barbe & Hugo Medina (released draft)
- Uruguay (annexed by Amazonia)
- Yucatan by Peter Taylor (not released separately)
- Corporations in Latin America by an unspecified author (not released separately)
- Crime in Latin America by Jong-Won Kim (released draft)
- Wildlife of Latin America by an unspecified author (not released separately)
- Tobias Grunow (German Dumpshocker known as ~fexes/Franz Ernst) posted on his DeviantArt page
All of the above has been formatted and compiled into a single PDF by Tobias Grunow:
- Shadows of Latin America (compiled, v1.2, highres) (direct link to a 90 MB PDF)
- Shadows of Latin America (compiled, v1.2, lowres) (direct link to a 22 MB PDF)
Some of the art commissioned for the project was by Kenny Barral, a now deceased Spanish-Uruguayan artist, actor, and gamer. Samples were released by project-developer Jong-Won Kim in remembrance of the artist.
- Shadow Scene 1: "Customs check in Montevideo" The Salvo Palace is visible in the background.
- Shadow Scene 2: "Argentinean activist"
- Shadow Scene 4: "Jungle run"
- Bocetos Gral 4: "Bomb blast during cocktail party"
- Bocetos Gral 7: "Chilean smuggler"
- Bocetos Gral 8: "Amazonian brawl" Barral wanted to set this one in front of a colonial church.
- "Bike chase in Metropole" Note Christ the Redeemer atop the Corcovado in the background.
Four countries in Latin America were updated for the Sixth World Almanac by Robert Derie (aka Ancient History). He used concepts from Shadows of Latin America as inspiration for his work. When Derie withdrew his material from the Sixth World Almanac over contract disputes, he posted it on his website, The Ancient Files.
None of this material may be used for any commercial purpose without permission from the authors.
- FanPro's project description (2 May 2008) Internet Archive
- Shadows of Latin America?, Whats the story? (January–December 2010) Dumpshock forums.
- Shadows of Latin America Compiled, Links from authors (16 December 2010) Dumpshock forums.
- SoLA concept artwork, Remembering an artist (15 February 2008) Dumpshock forums.
- Unpublished drafts (31 July 2010) The Ancient Files