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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

Cyb3rpunk – Night City Babylon Hood

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Das Folgende ist die Beschreibung einer Nachbarschaft von Night City für das Cyb3rpunk-Setting, die aber 1:1 genauso für Cyberpunk 2020 verwendet werden kann. Eine Karte existiert leider nicht (mehr), dafür aber folgende Tipps zum einfachen Generieren einer passenden Karte:

  • Verwende Google Earth, Google Maps oder einen anderen Service, um die eine x-beliebige urbane Nachbarschaft (z.B. in Denver, New York, Chicago oder auch Shanghai) zu suchen. Die Gegend sollte etwas verfallen wirken (es geht um das Satellitenbild). Markiere dir einen Ausschnitt, mache einen Screenshot und importiere diesen in ein Bildbearbeitungsprogramm oder – Extra-Tipp! – Powerpoint! Dort zieh einfach Quadrate bei passenden Gebäuden auf und weise die Nummern entsprechend der Beschreibung zu. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 24th, 2008 at 1:38 am

Cityscapes

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So how will the cities look in the dark future? We can allready tell:

Its the Abu Dhabi World Trade Center. Building starts this summer.

Pictures are stolen from the great io9 blog.

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March 16th, 2008 at 8:45 am

Shanghai, City of Tomorrow

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Shanghai Adver-barge

This photo has been shot by Cory Doctorow of BoingBoing.net. Its wonderfully cyberpunk. I need to start an all asian campaign soon.

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December 20th, 2007 at 8:32 am

Cyberpunk Band Names?

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The AV Club has a list of the worst bandnames of 2007

its great fodder if you need to compile some kind of Top 10 list or being asked by your players whats on the radio. Also, remember that Boosters are music fans gone hooligan. So they need bands to adore, too. I selected my top names, but check out the original post for lots more.

  • The Color Fred
  • Mental Afro
  • The Asbestos Tampons
  • Poets & Pornstars
  • Baboon Torture Division
  • Penguins With Shotguns
  • Electric Vagina
  • Dumpstapunk Read the rest of this entry »

William Gibsons take on giving a city description shames my GM skills

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Here in my Akasaka hotel, I can’t sleep. I get dressed and walk to Roppongi, through a not-unpleasantly humid night in the shadows of an exhaust-stained multilevel expressway that feels like the oldest thing in town. Roppongi is an interzone, the land of gaijin bars, always up late. I’m waiting at a pedestrian crossing when I see her. She’s probably Australian, young and quite serviceably beautiful. She wears very expensive, very sheer black undergarments, and little else, save for some black outer layer – equally sheer, skintight, and microshort – and some gold and diamonds to give potential clients the right idea. She steps past me, into four lanes of traffic, conversing on her phone in urgent Japanese. Traffic halts obediently for this triumphantly jaywalking gaijin in her black suede spikes. I watch her make the opposite curb, the brain-cancer deflector on her slender little phone swaying in counterpoint to her hips. When the light changes, I cross, and watch her high-five a bouncer who looks like Oddjob in a Paul Smith suit, his skinny lip beard razored with micrometer precision. There’s a flash of white as their palms meet. Folded paper. Junkie origami.

William Gibson is god. The bits of text are from a piece he wrote for Wired, the cyberpunk geek monthly.

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December 14th, 2007 at 10:51 am

Night City Map

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Night City is the hometown of Cyberpunk. Most use it as a campaign-setting. Since the Night City Sourcebook is no longer available, most don’t have a map. But you need one – I can tell by the amount of people asking google for a “night city map” and then being send here.

RTG hasn’t allowed to republish the original map, so I can’t help you there. BUT on the web there is one map that shows greater Night City, which might help you. It can be found here. Another Map reminds me very closely of the city center, but might be just the one from the main sourcebook, which you probably already have.

But there are a lot of sites out there with other, less fictional cities, making them useable for a cyberpunk campaign. I’m going to list some and would ask you to add any other you know in the comments.

Or you play on Mars.

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July 31st, 2007 at 2:53 pm