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Author Topic: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners  (Read 325 times)

jeff37923

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
« on: September 21, 2022, 08:48:30 PM »


This anime is the ttrpg game brought to the screen.

Watching it inspired me to drag out my old Cyberpunk 2020 books and campaign notes to start game prep. Vox Machina left me uninterested in  gaming with D&D style rules, but the opposite happened with Cyberpunk Edgerunners. Good animation, style, story, and characterization  - it will be tough to beat.

There was a touch of pseudoscience near the end, but it was pretty forgivable.

Give it a shot. If you don't like it, I'll refund any money you give me.  ;D

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Re: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2022, 11:16:06 AM »
What I like about the cartoon is that it is a self-contained story, doesn't expect you to read a ton of lore to understand the plot, isn't trying to push a stupid social justice message (the anti-corpo message is social justice, just not the stupid kind), understands the conventions of its own genre, and is more or less well plotted. So it doesn't suffer the pitfalls of shows made for a lot of other franchises.

It's a simple cyberpunk story. In fact, you could strip out Mike's IP and it would still work as a cyberpunk story. (I say that as someone who isn't familiar with Mike's work beyond it being cyberpunk.) It stands on its own.

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Re: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2022, 01:48:23 PM »
I haven't seen it yet, but plan to binge it today or tomorrow.
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Re: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2022, 06:48:39 PM »
I started this after finishing Ep 3 of Andor.

Five minutes of this has been better than the entire series of that.

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Re: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2022, 04:43:29 PM »
A short music video made by the same team with a connected story.

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Re: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2022, 04:48:24 PM »
The only sucky thing is that this will give leeway and forgiveness for a game that doesn't deserve it.

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Re: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2022, 05:04:24 PM »
The only sucky thing is that this will give leeway and forgiveness for a game that doesn't deserve it.

Which one? The TTRPGs are not bad at all.
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Re: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2022, 05:18:33 PM »
Which one? The TTRPGs are not bad at all.

Cyberpunk 2077 which this in theory is based more off of then the TTRPGs.

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Re: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2022, 07:16:30 PM »
Which one? The TTRPGs are not bad at all.

Cyberpunk 2077 which this in theory is based more off of then the TTRPGs.

I don't know much about the computer game. What was wrong with it?

And I think that the show takes place earlier in the timeline, like around 2045.
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Re: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2022, 07:27:11 PM »
I don't know much about the computer game. What was wrong with it?

And I think that the show takes place earlier in the timeline, like around 2045.
It was a massively glitchy mess. So glitchy it was extremly broken. Even after it was fixed, it remains a really bland experience. The devs behind it made clear a long history of mismanagement and corporate bullshitting with the team (ie pulling them around with no clear direction).

The anime has like 300 times the style the game has, which yes is because its an anime, but also because the base game is rather uncreative.