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Cyberpunk

May 22nd, 2017 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode

Welcome to the 67th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction that has evolved over the decades since the word was coined. It produces settings that are excellent for role playing games. We talk about our favorites, why we like them, and we nearly avoid using the word “chummer” too many times.

What’s your favorite Cyberpunk game? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Shadowrun
  2. Cyberpunk 2013
  3. Cyberpunk 2020
  4. Cybergeneration
  5. Call of Cthulhu
  6. GURPS Cyberpunk
  7. Cyberspace
  8. Twilight 2000
  9. Cyberpunk v.3
  10. Misspent Youth
  11. The Sprawl
  12. Shadowrun Anarchy
  13. Technoir
  14. Psi-Punk
  15. Fudge
  16. Ex Machina
  17. Headspace
  18. Torg
  19. Mage: The Ascension
  20. The Veil

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  • Have to disagree with Brian about space travel not being compatible with Cyberpunk.

    The ‘Off-World Colonies’ of Blade Runner for instance, indicate that space travel is definitely a part of Cyberpunk.

    Some of the lesser known works of Masamune Shirow, creator of Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell, deal with the idea of interstellar travel with a cyberpunk feel.

    In games the American RPG 2300 AD, the Japanese Cyberpunk RPG Metal Head – these all have space travel as a part of their settings while being wholly within the genre.

    Even Cyberpunk 2020 itself has a supplement called Deep Space (though this is largely limited to Luna Colonies, Space Stations, and exploitation of Mars, and the Asteroid Belt). .

    My Traveller games tend to feel very Cyberpunk, and their is also an undercurrent of Cyberpunk in Star Frontiers as well.



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