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Author Topic: Cyberpunk RED  (Read 2379 times)

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Re: Cyberpunk RED
« Reply #60 on: November 17, 2020, 10:55:34 pm »
I’m finding the game to my liking so far. Still reading on the PDF, with the book on the way at some point.

I feel like the usefulness of a lot of the skills is going to depend largely on the players who take those skills, and the GM recognizing that those players took those skills because they found them interesting and implementing their possible use into their game, really.

I’m a fan of netrunning no longer being let’s check what’s on [insert TV channel or video game interest here] time, or hey let’s go out and pick up some pizza time.

Kind of miss the gear porn of 2.0.2.0, but that will be forthcoming, I’m sure.

Super glad that the Midnight Lady and the Mr. Studd implants are still there. Always struck me wrong that Shadowrun was so happy to talk about such augmentations existing but never really pricing them or talking about availability. Because, let’s be honest here, once it’s something that’s commonly available, people will be getting that kind of thing in droves, guaranteed.

I just don’t even want to think about selling out for cyber, and having to wonder if that’s where the Corpos stuck their hidden micro-bombs...


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Re: Cyberpunk RED
« Reply #61 on: November 18, 2020, 05:37:42 am »
I just don’t even want to think about selling out for cyber, and having to wonder if that’s where the Corpos stuck their hidden micro-bombs...

Well, they should keep in mind that at the end of the day, who's actually paying their Entourage's paychecks? That "security specialist" doubling as your secretary will probably rat you out in a second, and your "driver" and "batman" will gun you down if HR says to.
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Re: Cyberpunk RED
« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2020, 07:13:09 am »
Well, they should keep in mind that at the end of the day, who's actually paying their Entourage's paychecks? That "security specialist" doubling as your secretary will probably rat you out in a second, and your "driver" and "batman" will gun you down if HR says to.

I’m not even sure yet if these Neo corps have an HR department. Just triggers for their cortex bombs implanted in their thumbs, I suspect.

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Re: Cyberpunk RED
« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2020, 12:59:54 pm »
Y'know? The last few comments about Corps in Cyberpunk 2020/Red have got me thunk. 

Robocop, despite its desperate, deliberate silliness, is a respected serious movie in its own way, and a good chunk of that I feel can be chalked up to how it shows the way evil sort of just happens in big corporations... the result of human decisions up and down the chain that collectively result in cruelty and evil, rather than a deliberate faceless choice to 'do evil'.

Conversely, despite having one hell of a corporate themed swan song adventure (still, in my opinion, a gold standard for this sort of thing), the 'Sell Your Soul' to the corps concept, as presented in CP2020 originally, is the exact opposite.  Its the taking of a genre trope and running with it without understanding it, and presenting it in the bland light of 'Do Evil' as a sort of creedo for the Corps.

Now, a lot could be said for having the GM build all that human element back INTO the concept of 'Selling your soul to the Corps', but the game provides no advise, no support, no reason the GM... or the players... should ever do more than take the money in return for giving the GM leverage to force adventures down the player's throats like we're all just monkeys pulling levers and hoping for a food pellet.
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Re: Cyberpunk RED
« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2020, 12:18:07 am »
If anyone is interested, Humble Bundle put up shitload of old Cyberpunk sourcebooks for fifteen American currency units.

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Re: Cyberpunk RED
« Reply #65 on: November 19, 2020, 07:58:40 am »
If anyone is interested, Humble Bundle put up shitload of old Cyberpunk sourcebooks for fifteen American currency units.

Ever better, you can buy  those pdfs without giving Talsorian Games (legally) one dime since you can elect to direct the sale process entirely to the sponsored charity. This is a 100 % win-win situation !
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Re: Cyberpunk RED
« Reply #66 on: November 19, 2020, 02:21:44 pm »
If the FLGS has a copy in, I plan to pick it up today. Will post my thoughts if I get a chance to check it out.
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