[selling] Altered Carbon RPG coming

Guvnor

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#1
Based on the Netflix show and the novels of Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is set in a Bladerunner-esque future where people can transfer their minds from one body to another, even after death. The RPG is coming from Hunters Entertainment, publisher of Kids on Bikes and The ABCs of D&D, in 2020
 
#2
Based on the Netflix show and the novels of Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is set in a Bladerunner-esque future where people can transfer their minds from one body to another, even after death. The RPG is coming from Hunters Entertainment, publisher of Kids on Bikes and The ABCs of D&D, in 2020
Great stuff, though I wish they used another game engine.
 
#5
No info anywhere that I can find, although FWIW Kids On Bikes uses stats represented as varying dice size (d4 bad to d20 awesome).

I suspect the comment really means "I wish they used 2d20", no?
Why would anyone want to run a Cyberpunk game in 2d20?
Fantasy Flight Games offers us the superb Genesys game engine that showcases a modern narrative engine powering the cyberpunk Android universe.
 
#6
And if we are using stats with different dice sizes, then Savage Worlds is even better, especially using the new SWADE edition (Savage Worlds ADventure Edition).
 
#8
Why would anyone want to run a Cyberpunk game in 2d20?
Fantasy Flight Games offers us the superb Genesys game engine that showcases a modern narrative engine powering the cyberpunk Android universe.
Genesys is the generic version of the system with funny symbols on dice from Star Wars?

I've never played it, the idea of learning all the symbols put me off a bit. One of my friends was trying to interest us in Edge of Empire (?), but then told me how much the dice cost. And said he didn't really get enough in the one set, so he was going to have to buy another! Decided to give it a miss.

He seems quite a fan though, bought all the different Star Wars versions. And I've heard people say it does make sense, once you get the hang of it. I just can't bring myself to do it.
 
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And if we are using stats with different dice sizes, then Savage Worlds is even better, especially using the new SWADE edition (Savage Worlds ADventure Edition).
From brief look I had at the kickstarter page, Kids on Bikes uses a very simple with just the stats rolled against a difficulty (with token for failing earlier being used to add +1 each). I suspect this is not the system that will be used for a funky SF game.
 

Dom

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#10
It'd work fine with the engine in 2300AD (the Mongoose Traveller version).
It probably needs something towards the heroic end to mimic the noir and violent side.
 

Dom

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#11
And if we are using stats with different dice sizes, then Savage Worlds is even better, especially using the new SWADE edition (Savage Worlds ADventure Edition).
I'd disagree. It's space noir with a militaristic edge. The whole cards for initiative side of Savage just doesn't give the SF feel (and yes, I know it'd work as I've used it for 2300AD, but it's the feel I'm thinking of not the mechanic of the engine).
 
#12
I'd disagree. It's space noir with a militaristic edge. The whole cards for initiative side of Savage just doesn't give the SF feel (and yes, I know it'd work as I've used it for 2300AD, but it's the feel I'm thinking of not the mechanic of the engine).
Han Solo won the Millennium Falcon playing cards, so just make the design a bit futuristic. Gambling would be even more popular in a Cyberpunk world where everything is on edge and heroes are desperate.
 
#13
Genesys is the generic version of the system with funny symbols on dice from Star Wars?

I've never played it, the idea of learning all the symbols put me off a bit. One of my friends was trying to interest us in Edge of Empire (?), but then told me how much the dice cost. And said he didn't really get enough in the one set, so he was going to have to buy another! Decided to give it a miss.

He seems quite a fan though, bought all the different Star Wars versions. And I've heard people say it does make sense, once you get the hang of it. I just can't bring myself to do it.
There is an app you can get for free that does it for you. I'm just setting up a trial Game using Shadow of the Beanstalk ( as I've played Netrunner for years and love it.)
 
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