Tuesday, August 12, 2014

#RPGaDAY Day Twelve

"Old RPG You Still Play/Read" is the topic for today on #RPGaDAY.

The one old RPG I still go back to, still pick up, still read bits of from time to time would have to be Cyberpunk from R. Talsorian Games.  I simply love the setting, the way most of the books are done and just the overall feel.  While some of the tech ideas are WAY out of synch with the direction and depth that modern technology has gone it's still fun.  A bit of 'retro cyberpunk' if you will. 

The original boxed set took place in 2013 and the second edition was set in 2020.  The third edition, I will just not talk about.

Metaplot was there, with some token bad ass NPCs running around.  But none of it was necessary for the game unless you really wanted to get into the 'end game' battle of the Firestorm books.  Our group never went that way and we felt no less for it.  Most of the sourcebooks were set up as a sandbox type of resource, even before people started referring to them as such.

Also I love to run this game, I love to be a player in it, I enjoy coming up with random bits for it and I just enjoy reading it. 

Cyberpunk on drivethrurpg if you are interested.

1 comment:

  1. One of my all-time favorite games/settings. Still read it (and Cybergeneration, which I also love).