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Cyberpunk Red

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We haven’t heard much from Mike and R.Talsorian Games for years – but then they came back with The Witcher RPG. The Witcher is licence of a computer game from CD Project Red – which are programming a R.Talsorian licenced computergame at the moment.

So now Mike annoces Cyberpunk Red, tand the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit, an introductory box set for the game. And it will come soon:

The Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit will be released on August 1st at GenCon. Ideally, it will go on sale at our booth at GenCon and online via DriveThruRPG at the same time. It might also be available via our webstore then but should be available soon after if not. Cyberpunk Red will most likely be available later in the year.

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Cyberpunk Red will use the classic Interlock system, but Mike claims that there will be revisions and updates. I’m a bit worried there, because The Witcher is very much a copy of the ageing Interlock we know from Cyberpunk 2020. And Mike allready told us that it will have roles, so not much change there. If they can’t even modify Interlock for a fantasy game, how much will they change for another Cyberpunk game? Probably not much more then a couple of skills. On the other hand: The Witcher’s lead designer was Mikes son, while Reds lead designer is Mike himself. Anyway, the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit will use a reduced version of the same rules. (And I heard that the quickstart rules from The Witcher are quit useable… (I could run a fight in The Witcher mostly from my Cyberpunk 2020 knowledge, because they didn’t even change the modifiers…)

The good part: it will be mostly compatible with Cyberpunk 2020 and be set in the same timeline: R. Talsorian Games and CD Projekt Red have worked together on a common timeline for the original Cyberpunk (Cyberpunk 2013) to Cyberpunk 2020 to Cyberpunk Red to Cyberpunk 2077. Cyberpunk v3 and Cybergeneration on the other hand both officially take place in alternate timelines. They are “what if?” scenarios. The Carbon Plague of Cybergeneration did occur in the 2020/Red/2077 timeline but was quickly contained. Cyberpunk Red takes place between the end of the 4th Corporate War (2022 or so) and 2077, Mike won’t tell us more there… only that it will fill the gaps betwenn 2020 and 2077, so it might be a game to explain how the world of Cyberpunk 2020 changed into the world presented in the video game.

That leaves the question of the artwork. For me, the artwork in Cyberpunk 2020 (I used the 2nd Edition with the Italian artwork) was very very important, very influencial to my playstile and one of the reasons I never liked Shadowrun much… But my trust in R. Talsorian has been shaken by Cyberpunk 3… Mike claims the artwork will up to “industry standards”, which is not much of a claim.

Still, I’m kind of excited… :)

(Source: https://rtalsoriangames.com/2019/05/30/the-cyberpunk-red-faq-as-of-5-30-19/ )

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June 5th, 2019 at 3:51 pm

Banksy on Advertising

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People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you. You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity. Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.

A very cyberpunk attitude.

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October 18th, 2018 at 8:40 pm

Wir akzeptieren nur den Wopper-Coin

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Ist dein Dark-Future-Setting noch nicht abgefahren genug? Der Frikadellen-Brater Burger King hilft.

Die Schnellrestaurant-Kette Burger King geht in Russland neue Wege in Sachen Kundenbindung: Käufer sollen für jeden umgesetztem Rubel (umgerechnet rund 0,014 Euro) ein Kryptowährungstoken namens Whoppercoin erhalten.
(Quelle: Heise.de)

Hat man in dem Settingbuch “Hardwired” schon erkannt, dass staatliches Geld nichts mehr wert sein wird, so ist die Realität schon weiter. Mit dem Woppercoin sehen wir hier wohl den Beginn der ersten Konzernwährung.

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August 31st, 2017 at 11:26 am

R. Talsorian to work on Cyberpunk 2020 again?

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I don’t know much, since I wasn’t at Gencon 2017. But James Gray, who works for Fat Goblin Games, who licence Castle Falkenstein from R.Talsorian, writes:

Cyberpunk Red will be Cyberpunk 2020 1.5. Some small rule changes and an update to the technology so it makes more sense from a modern perspective (your real world cellphone shouldn’t be half the size of the cellphone your character uses in game. They’re hoping to release that within a year. A Cyberpunk 2077 put out to coincide with the video game is possible but there are currently no promises there.

(Source)

I kind of wonder… Will “Cyberpunk Red” just replace the core rulebook? Will all the sourcebooks checked, modified and reprinted (unlikely, I would guess). Will the game be able to have a comeback? In the sense of being a relevant near future game, I mean, not as a retro-future game. Will it even be played again?

And why would they put in the effort? Mike has the licence for the Witcher RPG. That has huge potential, if they are fast enough. The game has been out there quite a while now, and the buzz is fading. Why divert resources? Especially if they could probably reboot the franchise with the Cyberpunk ’77 computergame and have the rulebook on the shelves, when the crpg comes out?

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August 30th, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Coole neue Sachen für Cyberpunk 2020

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Es gibt ein paar sehr coole Sachen, die in jüngerer Zeit für Cyberpunk als Genre rausgekommen sind. Da ist zum einen eine Vornheim-inspirierte Settinghilfe namens Augmented Reality.

Awesome Setting Help for all kinds of Cyberpunk games.

Und dann bin ich über eine tolle Serie gestolpert, die Jobs auflistet, die für jene sind, die keinen gut bezahlten Konzernjob kriegen. Das Gegenstück zum Burger wenden beim Macces könnte es sein, die Drone zu polieren, die deinen alten Job macht. Mein Favorit:

Rental Smart-Car Attendant: across the city, travellers rent their driver-less smart-cars by the hour or subscribe to commuter vehicles. For all their efforts, the corporations have yet to create the drone that can reliably pick the used condoms and burger wraps out of the lining between the car seat and the door.

Es gibt drei Teile:

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January 27th, 2017 at 11:06 pm

Billboard with camera!

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Check this link.

 

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June 3rd, 2008 at 8:29 am

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The big Cyberpunk Rulebook Give-Away

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Jetzt geht es los! Das Cyberpunk 2020 Regelwerk kann jetzt gewonnen werden. Es gehört zur Neuauflage, die am 16.6. erscheint.

Es ist

  • auf deutsch
  • ein Hardcover
  • vollständig in Farbe gedruckt
  • enthält alle Änderungen und Errata
  • Morgan Blackhand’s Street Weapon Guide ist auch schon mit drin
  • 424 Seiten
  • Wert: 48,00 Euro

Und hier bei mir kannst du auch gleich einen der Lösungsbuchstaben für das Gewinnspiel erhalten. Dazu muss eine kleine Aufgabe gelöst werden.

Welcher Buchautor hat die totale Überwachung der gesamten Gesellschaft vorhergesehen, die heute zu jedem echten Cyberpunk-Szenario dazugehört?

  • Tom Clancy
  • Terry Brooks
  • George Orwell
  • J. R. R. Tolkien

Der hervorgehobene Buchstabe aus der richtigen Lösung ist der 5. Lösungsbuchstaben des Gewinnspiels.

Die anderen Lösungsbuchstaben findest du hier:

Prussian Gamer (hofrat.blogspot.com)

Cyberpunk Community

Adventure Now! (skyrock.blogg.de)

Mirrorshades (www.cyberpunk2020.eu)

Rabenwelten (rabenwelten.wordpress.com)

Wenn du das Lösungswort erraten hast, dann gehe zu
https://www.cyberpunk2020.de/en/aufloesung-gewinnspiel/

Dort findest du die richtige Emailadresse, um das Lösungwort einzuschicken. Einsendeschluss ist der 8.6.2008

 

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June 2nd, 2008 at 8:00 am

Win the new German Cyberpunk 2020?

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Sorry guys, if you don’t speak German, you won’t be able to participate in the give-away of the new German Cyberpunk 2020 Rulebook.

If you DO speak German, come over again Monday at 8:00 (am, Central European Time) to check out the questions…

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June 1st, 2008 at 11:24 pm

Terminator 4: Dystopian Concept Art

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Check it out:

Terminator 4 Concept Art

Taken from terminator salvation, which looks like a blog dealing with the creation Terminator 4. Damn, it looks dystopian.

 

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May 30th, 2008 at 8:18 am

Win the new German Cyberpunk 2020 Rulebook

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The new, colorful, German Cyberpunk 2020 release

Read the German Version of this Article, if you are interested. The book is in German…

 

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May 29th, 2008 at 12:52 pm