Runner Havens - The first core setting book for Shadowrun, Fourth Edition - introduces the players to two of the world's premier shadowrunner sprawls: Seattle and Hong Kong. Each city is described in detail from a shadowrunner's point of view, covering key topics such as the balance of power, corporate and underworld affairs, places to see, strange magics, and key features of interest. A wealth of plot hooks are also included. Four other runner-favored cities - Cape Town, Caracas, Hamburg, and Istanbul - are also covered, and gamemaster advice is provided for transforming any specific urban locale into a shadow haven.
Runner Havens was released in three different versions in Europe. All three add different city chapters to the ones on Seattle and Hong Kong included in the original: Runner Havens (2006, fanpro US, 144 pages) - Main cities: Seattle, Hong Kong Schattenstädte (2006, German translation by fanpro, 192 pages) - Main cities: Seattle, Hong Kong, Hamburg Schattenstädte (Revised) (2010, German translation by Pegasus, 223 pages) - Main cities: Seattle, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Marseille Capitales des ombres (2008, French translation by BBE) - Main cities: Seattle, Hong Kong, Marseille