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Fashion: Drugs

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This drug is the future of coffee. Take it, and even not having slept for 36 hours won’t lessen your ability to function. The DARPA has funded scientists who discovered a drug that will eliminate sleepiness and keeps the drugs user alert.

orexin A is a hormone that is naturally occuring in the brain. Monkeys treated with the drug after 36 hours without sleep were as able to do awareness tests as well as monkeys who had been allowed to sleep. More about the study can be found here.

I figured that everybody would be addicted as soon as this drug hits the steets: Soldiers (for whom it has been developed), corporates, freelancers… so here are the stats (based on Ocelots Drug Lab 101)


orexin A

Drug Effects:
No need to sleepUntimed Side Effects:
Mildly Psychologically Addictive
Drug Features:
Longer DurationTimed Side Effects:
None
Totals:
Strength: +3
Difficulty: 30
Duration: Medium
(1d6x10 minutes)
Legality: Legal/Common
Drug Form: Nasal Spray Time to Effect: 10+2d10 sec
Purchase Price: 10

Designed using Night Flyer’s Drug Lab Java Calculator for Ocelot’s Drug Lab v3.0 @ www.paper-dragon.com


I had to edit some stuff. The drug is based on the effect “Increased Duration”, so please look there for overdosing rules. Purchase Price would be 0eb, but there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch, so its 10eb.

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January 8th, 2008 at 8:13 am

Cyberpunk Lifestyles

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Hier eine optionale Regel-Idee zum Thema “Lifestyle oder wie man die Charaktere seiner Spieler dazu bringt, zwischen zwei Modulen genug Geld zu verblasen, um einen neuen Job auch bei mieser Bezahlung annehmen zu müssen.

LifeStyle
Ein cyb3rpunk hat Ausgaben abseits von dem, was der Spieler sich aus den Chromebooks zusammenschreibt. Diese laufenden Ausgaben realistisch zu erfassen und individuell anzupassen, ist ein unglaublicher Pain in the Ass. Daher werden im Folgenden „Packages“ vorgestellt, die mit einer monatlichen Flatrate abgedeckt sind. Kann oder will ein Punk seine Flatrate nicht bezahlen, aber will er am gewählten Package festhalten, werden die Fehlbeträge als Schulden notiert. Die der SL dann als Ansatzpunkt für weitere Abenteuer nehmen kann.

Optional dazu kann der Punk natürlich auch auf ein anderes Package überwechseln, das mehr seinem Finanzrahmen entspricht. WICHTIG: Will ein Punk im Spiel von einem Package zu einem besseren „hochwechseln“, muss er zusätzliche „Eintrittskosten“ in Höhe von 6 Monats-Flatrates des neuen Packages aufwenden. Dies reflektiert seine Kosten für Basisausstattung, Möbel, Umzugswagen, Provisionen, Bestechungsgelder etc.

zero | 0 eb
Der Lebensstil der Gescheiterten, mit denen man sich nicht abgeben möchte. Quasi nur hauchzart über dem Stand einer Küchenschabe. Und im Gegensatz zu 2020 ist es 2035+ extremst UNCOOL, wie eine abgeranzte Ratte auszusehen. Egal, welcher Szene man angehört.

Hier wohnst du: Nirgendwo (mobiler Lebensstil) Read the rest of this entry »

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December 18th, 2007 at 9:00 am

Martial Art for Normads in Cyberpunk 2020

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El Ciendo Rock – A Martial Art for Normads

Author: Gryphon

[The article deals with a fictional martial arts style for the normads in RTG’s Cyberpunk 2020 roleplaying game.]

So here is a contribution worked up by me with the assistance of Sharps, one of my players. This “Form” was developed by Nomad culture as an outgrowth of the Warrior sub-culture. It is a distilation of the techniques used by the Warriors of a tribe in situations like bars, vehicles, and town alleyways. This is a Close-in Combat Form. Its availability is pretty good for Nomads, not so good for everyone else.

Stat Colume Random Notes/Explanations
Multiplier: 3 -1 for any true Nomad
Strike: 2 Knives,Bottles,Chairs,Etc
Punch: 2 Elbow,Headbutt,Etc
Kick: 1 Knee,Heel Kick,Etc
Disarm: Take his Weapon? Why?
Sweep: Too many chairs in bars.
Block: 1
Dodge: Close in Form,Not Mobile
Grapple: 1 Grab the Gonk by his Nads
Throw: 1 Pick him up and toss him
Hold: 1
Choke: 1 Or the throat works too
Escape: 1 Defense against above
Ram:
Breakfall: 1 If you use this manuver.

Breakfall works like Block or Dodge vs. Throw, succeed for no damage,fail for MA rank less damage.

Any Questions, Just drop me a line in the comments.

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December 4th, 2007 at 1:47 pm

Online enhanced Lifepath Generator

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Arcady0 has created a fantastic lifepath generator. Its useable for all kinds of cyberpunk games, so that even those orknosed Shadowrunners can get the benefit of great lifepath, cyberpunk 2020 like. They use the “fantastic punk” setting.

Real cpunks like us use “classic gamer” or “literary C-punk”. The former is a bit munchkin, the latter just right.

Great work, Arcady0

Here is a thread for comments in the “View from the edge” forum to discuss the generator.

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November 24th, 2007 at 8:39 am

Electorthermal Weapons in Cyberpunk 2020

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ELECTROTHERMAL WEAPONS

Author: unknown.

These weapons are very unrealistic and overpowered. The default rules don’t talk about the many disadvantages of such weapons. Will all know that an electrothermal upgrade can only be preformed on a gun that fires cased shells. While the increase in firepower is considerable, the large list of disadvantages may make you think twice about using such weapons.

Heat:

Think about it, using plasma to fire a copper cased shell is not by any means smart. The copper casing ejects from the side of the gun through the sliding action. These casings are extremely hot and can burn your skin. Even normal casings can burn you if you catch them, but with electrothermal casings the chances of starting fires and such are greatly increased. Burning your hand on a casing inflicts 1 point for a normal casing and 1d6/2 for a electrothermal casing. There is also a 15% chance that a hot casing will start a fire if it lands on something flammable. Read the rest of this entry »

Cyberware: iSpy

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Im Blutschwerter-Forum fand ich diese fantastische Idee, um den zunehmenden Überwachungswahn in einem Dark-Future Rollenspiel wie Cyberpunk 2020 vernünftig unterbringen zu können. Raben-AAS hat auch sonst eine große Leistung mit der Aktualisierung der Spielwelt erbracht, die man in dem Thread nachlesen kann.

*iSpy: Das Keé ist ein extrem populärer, aus dem Alltag kaum wegzudenkender Gegenstand der Unterhaltungselektronik. Es handelt sich dabei um eine Art Verbindung aus Cyclops Display (vor dem Auge getragener, durchsichtiger Flüssigkristall-Bildschirm, in den Infos eingeblendet werden), V-Connect (Anschlusstelle für ggf. unter der Haut implantierter Interface-Systeme), Handy und MP3-Player (mit Earset). Keés sind stylish, in verschiedenen Designs erhältlich und trotz ihrer immensen technischen Leistungen absolut bezahlbar (oder kostenlos), da sie von den Unternehmen gesponsored werden. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 22nd, 2007 at 8:55 am

Special Shotgun Loads for Cyberpunk 2020

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Special Shotgun Loads

Author: Hound Taken with permission from: The Blackhammer CyberPunk Project

Editorial Note:

I still use the concept of multiple hits from shotgun blasts at medium/long range that was introduced in Friday Night Firefight 2013. This means that my shotguns are a lot deadlier at short range (where one person takes the whole shot), but less deadly at longer ranges (where the damage is spread out across several areas). Where prices are not listed for both 10 and 12 gauge, the price is for 12g, 10g costs 50% more.
Whenever a munition says it hits 2 locations, roll on the following hit location table (from Friday Night Firefight 2013):

Roll location location
1 L.Arm Torso
2 Torso R.Arm
3 Head Torso
4 Torso Head
5 R.Leg L.Leg
6 L.Leg R.Leg
7 R.Arm Torso
8 Torso L.Arm
9-0 Torso Torso

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November 21st, 2007 at 8:25 am

Offizielle Rückstoßregeln in Cyberpunk 2020

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Offizielle Rückstoßregeln in Cyberpunk 2020

Grundlegend: Derek Quintanar in Morgan Blackhand´s Street Weapons 2020
Sehr frei Übersetzung: Steelrain, dringend notwendige Überarbeitung von Karsten

Morgans Rückstoßregeln :

Verwendete Abkürzungen

FF Feuerfrequenz
KPB Körperbau
KM Körperbau-Minimum
MG Maschinengewehr
MP Maschinenpistole
ZG Zielgenauigkeit

Siehe dazu auch den Glossar.

Welchen Körperbau brauche ich für diese Riesenwumme?

Wie berechne ich den KM?

Der Rückstoß ist bei Cyberpunk 2020 hauptsächlich abhängig vom Schaden, den die Waffe anrichten kann. Der Rückstoß wird zusätzlich durch die Art der Waffe, die verwendete Munition, das Kaliber und die Feuerfrequenz modifiziert. Rechnet man alle diese Faktoren zusammen, ergibt sich das sogenannte Körperbau-Minimum (KM), das kleiner oder gleich dem Körperbauwert des Charakters sein sollte, damit die Waffe ohne Mali abgefeuert werden kann. Das KM ergibt sich aus dieser Tabelle. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 13th, 2007 at 8:09 am

The Big Book of Drugs for Cyberpunk 2020

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The Big Book of DrugsTM for Cyberpunk 2020

[This article contains real and fictional drugs to be used with the Cyberpunk 2020 roleplaying game. The author does not advice condone the use of real drugs. Using drugs as a topic in a roleplaying game should used be resposibly. See the licence at the end of this article.]

The More Then Complete List of Drugs for Cyberpunk 2.0.2.0.

Hi. A friend told me to see you. I hear you need stuff, right?

Sure, yes, all right. Don’t be so shy, chombatta. Keep cool. This little thingy makes it impossible to overhear us. Relax! But then you don’t look like you are after Dowers. I guess you need Speed, Man. Am I right? I have it all. ALL. You just need to tell me what you want.

– at a corner near you.

This is the ultimate and complete “BIG BOOK OF DRUGS” based on Ocelot’s Drug Lab 101. I guess it can be used with normal Cyberpunk 2020, too. Check it out!

Your characters won’t use drugs? They read the drugs in the Cyberpunk 2020 Rulebook and said: “No way?” Shock ’em. Give your Boosters all those nice REF-boosting drugs. As NPCs they don’t really have to worry about side effects. If little 10-year-old Billy high on Lace is faster then the partys solo, your players will reconsider… Especially if little Bill is one hell of a shooter with his boosted REF…

Click here to see BIG BOOK OF DRUGS


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November 10th, 2007 at 8:31 am

The Humble Smartlink Revisited

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The Humble Smartlink Revisited

[This article deals with the benefits and problems of directly plugging a gun into your nervous system – what probably every cyberpunk PC everywhere does all the time.]

Author: Chris Lupton.
Taken without permission from his site at (now dead). It pains me to violate his copyright, but the article is just to good to let it be forgotten. I’m sorry Chris and hope you approve what I do here.

The History of and Information about Smartguns

Origins
Operation
Advanced Systems

Origins

The first smartgun systems were developed independently by the US and German militaries in the 1990s. By 2001, smartguns had been adopted by several corporations and were beginning to appear on the street. The US military created the Milspec Smartgun Standard (MSS1) in 2003, after disastrous compatibility problems amongst the smartguns used in central America caused embarrassing problems and several fatalities. Today, almost every smartsystem in the world conforms to this standard. To ignore it means ignoring the large profits to be made selling smartlinks to the US military. In 2013 an improved standard (MSS2) was released, though it has yet to be universally adopted. The army considered it too expensive for its benefits and has yet to make compliance a requirement in weapons trials.The MSS1 standard was essentially very simple. It defined the data protocol between the smartgun and the neuralware smartlink, in terms of required and optional information/functions. This meant that one smartgun link mounted in a neuralware processor or smartgoggles could interpret the data from any smartlinked weapon. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 8th, 2007 at 8:06 am