SMART COSMETICS for Cyberpunk 2020
[The following article details some cosmetic products with a high tech factor. A good moodsetting device for a game set in the future. I just corrected some typos.]
Smart cosmetics are a hot new item in the beauty salons of the world. At the moment Cybercosmetica dominates this market but smaller competitors are starting to emerge with high-tech products.
Cybercosmetica PerfectTone Cream
This product utilises glass bead technology to bend the light as it hits the face, allowing those with damaged or discoloured skin to create the illusion of perfect skin tone in 3D. 100EB a pot (10 uses). This product allows characters whose attractiveness has been reduced by damage to the face to restore their previous attractiveness rating on a simple Disguise roll. Continue reading “SMART COSMETICS for Cyberpunk 2020”
These guys created a great table to roll some extra details to create a dark-future atmosphere for your game. They had Shadowrun in mind, but you can use it for Cyberpunk 2020 as well. Well worth checking out!
Alex Henkel hat unter http://cyberpunk.alex-henkel.de/ eine wirklich gelungene Cyberpunkseite im Netz stehen. Okay, klar, seit Anfang 2005 nicht mehr aktualisiert, aber es gibt einige einfallsreiche Cyberwareentwicklungen, eine Gang (okay, wer braucht noch einmal eine rein weibliche Gang mit Knarren? Aber das Zeug stammt aus 2004, als das noch cool war. Very retro.) und brauchbare NPCs. Spannend sind die Netrunning-Optionen, inklusiver zusätzlicher Modifikatoren für Eigenprogrammierungen (hier und hier) sowie einer ganzen Menge neuer Software. Alex spielt offenbar ganz klassisch mit Netzplan und allem.
Zu den Programmieroptionen lohnt sich vielleicht auch ein Blick auf diesen Beitrag auf meiner Seite, sie sind kompatibel.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE UNITS
In “Mona Lisa Overdrive”, William Gibson’s second novel, Kumiko has a AI travel guide that simply rocks. Here are rules to create one for your cyberpunk 2020 game. But beware – it doesn’t really fit the average tech level of the cyberpunk 2020 universe.
Taken from Datafortress 2020.
“The ghost awoke to Kumiko’s touch as they began their descent into Heathrow. The fifty-first generation of Maas-Neotek biochips conjured up an indistinct figure on the seat beside her, a boy out of some faded hunting print, legs crossed casually in tan breeches and riding boots. ‘Hullo,’ the ghost said.”
[ Mona Lisa Overdrive ]
The origins of the first artificial intelligence guide is unclear, the event was never recorded in the history books. In an unknown lab, in an unknown country, the first biosoft was developed, a device capable of storing hundreds of memory units. The technology was in its embryonic stage when the designer Janice Grubb first became interested in its applications. Since the creation of the I.G Algorithm in 2014 she had become increasingly worried about cyberspace and transcendental sentience. If her theories were correct she had not only created life, but trapped that same life in the endless bounds of cyberspace. The biosoft technology was the answer to her conundrum, how to free, that which could not be freed. It’s unclear how her Internet paymasters reacted to her idea’s on the future of cyberspace, what is clear, is that Grubb allowed herself to be extracted to the Maas Corporation. Continue reading “MAAS-NEOTEK GUIDES”
Chipware Loosely Based on GURPS Cyberpunk
This article contains chipware (can be used with Interface plugs or a chiprack).
Presented for your approval, some variant chipware inspired by the chipware in GURPS Cyberpunk, with a dash of Ocelot’s Discount Cyber Shop thrown in for spice.
Zap Chips (Discount Chips, price varies)
A “zap” chip is an APTR or MRAM chip with a defect, usually containing one key error which causes failures during certain circumstances. Sometimes a chip with a known problem can be found at a discount (“It’s Drive +3, red-hot, but it’s got a little bug. Stay off the freeway and you’ll be fine.”). Zap chips are priced between 1/2 and 1/4 of normal chip costs. Disadvantages of a zap chip are up to the GM, but here are some suggestions: the chip fails to work in combat (“Some kind of adrenaline interference,” mutters the tech), every 1d10th skill check is automatically a fumble, the chip can never provide critical successes, the chip causes seizures on a roll of 1 on a d10 every time it is inserted, the chip causes other neuralware to fail, etc. Continue reading “Chipware Loosely Based on GURPS Cyberpunk”
If you are interested to put some wheels under your punk, this link shows some really cool concept cars which are really being worked on by major carmakers. I especially love the single wheel motorbike! Easy to use cyberpunk stuff.
Cybereye with Telescope implant? Here you go! But of course its even more important to look good. Some fashion statement for your eyes (its the window to your soul, after all)? A Cosmetic Eye Implant from the Netherlands is rather weird shit. Less intrusive, but sure something to look at: Eye Juwelry you can hang from your contact lens.
The weirdness of genetic engineering increases: Link
Imagine you have a rocker-boy in your party and his fixer asks him if wants to accept an deal to merchandise carrots with his face on it.
The Prophet speaks to the faithful (us).
Chrome 4 Armor Revised
Taken with permission from The Blackhammer CyberPunk Project
Chrome 4 introduced an excellent new armored clothing section, but one which violated most of their old rules along the way. Suddenly your $100 SP10 vest should have cost you $32.50…
This version of the Chrome 4 armor rules make Chrome 4 armored clothing as expensive as the old armors, meaning that stylish body armor is going to cost your punks out the NOSE, choomba!
There are four categories of clothing: Light, Medium, Heavy and Combat. Light clothes include thin layer clothing such as shirts and stockings. Medium clothing is Continue reading “Chrome 4 Armor Cost revised”