[generic] What's best for your Cyberchrome?

#1
I'm now reading Android: Shadow of the Beanstalk (Genesys). The setting is a bit bland and feels rather generic 80s cyberpunk. I might steal the Hack the Planet setting and use the Android/Genesys system.

Assuming I can ever get some more Genesys dice and a dead tree copy of the core rules (I have a pdf).
 
#2
I'm now reading Android: Shadow of the Beanstalk (Genesys). The setting is a bit bland and feels rather generic 80s cyberpunk. I might steal the Hack the Planet setting and use the Android/Genesys system.

Assuming I can ever get some more Genesys dice and a dead tree copy of the core rules (I have a pdf).
Speaking of generic, the Carbon 2185 Cyberpunk RPG for DnD5e is even more generic in its contents.

And because that Carbon 2185 is so generic, I have opted to send it along the path to Marie Kondo, especially, now that I am invested in the Hellboy RPG for DnD5e for my action packed non-fantasy DnD5e, plus, I still have my Genesys Android set, including the rare non-RPG book "Worlds of Android".
 

Dom

Administrator
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#3
I've got to confess that if I was going to Cyberpunk, I'd probably use The Sprawl, CP2020 or maybe have a look at the new jumpstart. @Newt's long gone Project Darklight was another (I regret not getting the PDF of that as well as the book). The Veil may also work.
 

MartinP

Rune Priest
#5
I'm working on a cyberpunk Gumshoe game. I keep getting distracted, but there are around 30,000 words.
I played this at North Star, and I'm looking forward to seeing it in print (hint, hint). The setting seemed like it had plenty of cool stuff going on, although with the actual space ships and travel and stuff it felt more like near future or transhuman SF than cyberpunk. Not claustrophobic enough to be pure cyberpunk, in the adventure we played.
 
#6
Assuming I can ever get some more Genesys dice and a dead tree copy of the core rules (I have a pdf).
Best thing with end-of-line stuff has seemed to be a Google search to see if local game shops and small mail orderers still have some - coupled with visiting favourite ones directly. Looks like there are still dice sets if you want to pay £15. (I got one or two One Ring books this way.)
 
#7
Best thing with end-of-line stuff has seemed to be a Google search to see if local game shops and small mail orderers still have some - coupled with visiting favourite ones directly. Looks like there are still dice sets if you want to pay £15. (I got one or two One Ring books this way.)
Already done the Google thang a few months ago when our monthly game started playing Genesys. I only managed to get one set of dice (the last in Bristol) and utterly failed to get the core rules. Some of the other players didn't find any dice and so are using dice apps or using Star Wars dice and 'translating' the symbols.

I could pay the gross national product of a small country for postage from various FLGS in the USA, but opted not to do that.
 

First Age

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#8
Already done the Google thang a few months ago when our monthly game started playing Genesys. I only managed to get one set of dice (the last in Bristol) and utterly failed to get the core rules. Some of the other players didn't find any dice and so are using dice apps or using Star Wars dice and 'translating' the symbols.

I could pay the gross national product of a small country for postage from various FLGS in the USA, but opted not to do that.
Some seem to have skulked back into distribution at £12.95 a set.
https://www.chaoscards.co.uk/prod/genesys/fantasy-flight-games-genesys-roleplaying-game-dice-set

I think I managed to get some sets before they started to play hidey boo.
 

Dom

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Staff member
#9
I played this at North Star, and I'm looking forward to seeing it in print (hint, hint). The setting seemed like it had plenty of cool stuff going on, although with the actual space ships and travel and stuff it felt more like near future or transhuman SF than cyberpunk. Not claustrophobic enough to be pure cyberpunk, in the adventure we played.
Neuromancer had spacecraft, although more orbitals. CP2020 did as well.
I think it's more the style and vibe with which you present them.
 

MartinP

Rune Priest
#10
Neuromancer had spacecraft, although more orbitals. CP2020 did as well.
I think it's more the style and vibe with which you present them.
Indeed, I agree. Bladerunner of course had the off world colonies and space battles mentioned, but such things seem too grand to be focal features of a cyberpunk game.

The adventure we played not only had corporate espionage and shady back alley dealings, but also had space ships, space travel, and just about avoided the PCs getting into space combat. I admit that it felt like we might have gone a little off-piste at that point, although with @dr_mitch GMing so smoothly I couldn't tell if that was the case.

Anyway, it felt a little too 'grand action-adventure' if it was aiming squarely at cyberpunk, but pretty much on the money for slightly broader tone. Very good game, I highly recommend seeking it out when it appears.
 
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