I made a Tiktok the other day where I dipped into the frightening reality of Cyberpunk’s burgeoning population of functionally immortal corporate aristocracy. This got me thinking more about it, and its potential ramifications and how we might already be seeing them in the franchise on the tabletop, in the anime, and in the video game. So, let’s dive into some speculative territory about the world of Cyberpunk and what’s going down.
This one has been a long time coming, but after watching the show a few times, and then checking out the reactions and reviews of it, I’m set. Let’s dive into the OVA masterpiece that is Cyberpunk Edgerunnners.
CAUTION: Spoilers for Cyberpunk Edgerunners Ahead.
Cyberpunk RED, its tabletop predecessors, and its anime and videogame future, have a very well defined vibe. But here’s the thing… there’s a lot more to the setting, and its potential, than people give it credit for. And even with some of it spelled out in black and white in the core book, it helps to have a little more in the way of inspirational media and a deeper understanding of the genre. So let’s dive into how you can get more out of Cyberpunk RED!
Cyberpunk is more than just a genre or aesthetic. It’s a classic tabletop RPG that’s seen an unprecedented revival in recent years. Published R. Talsorian Games, its return was long awaited by many, and has a lot to offer new groups looking to live life on the edge. So after the last article on the topic of the Cyberpunk RPG, I think it’s long overdue to dig into this game for a review.
Most of the time when someone brings up old or out of print RPGs, it’s time to cue the eye-roll, and then put on your helmet because it’s time for war stories about how awesome things used to be before the d20 system or rules made for people who didn’t want to spend a lot of time doing math or memorizing obscure tables. This is a bit of a disservice though, since there are legitimately a lot of older games that have retained their playability and still have a lot to offer. This is especially true of the often neglected science fiction and related genre games. So here’s three old science fiction games that are worth checking out. Read more
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