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Author Topic: Neo Noir game while I await Bladerunner  (Read 246 times)

Batjon

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Neo Noir game while I await Bladerunner
« on: October 11, 2021, 02:52:49 PM »
Any suggestions for a really good rules-lite to medium neo-noir cyberpunk game to tide me over till I can get my hands on the new Bladerunner RPG?

I'm in the mood to do some noir but in the form of neo-noir set in the future in a style similar to Bladerunner.

Aglondir

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Re: Neo Noir game while I await Bladerunner
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 02:36:12 AM »
I do not own / haven't played this one, but it looks like BR (emphasis mine):

"Take on the role of cops, con artists, roughnecks, and escaped androids trapped between greedy corporations, corrupt officials, and vicious street gangs. Outwit your foes, uncover their conspiracies, flee their retribution, and maybe you’ll survive. Who knows?"


Shadow of the Beanstalk
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/genesys/products/shadow-beanstalk/


If you don't like the system, there's a system-less setting book:

"Enormous megacorporations, called corps by most, influence every facet of daily life: food, threedee, music, career choices. Jinteki and Haas-Bioroid redefine life itself, making clones and bioroids with braintaped, artificially intelligent minds. The Weyland Consortium owns a piece of everything that goes up or down the Beanstalk, and everything goes up or down the Beanstalk. Finally, NBN shapes what you think and dream, with the most extensive media network ever conceived on Earth under their control."

The Worlds of Android
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/the-worlds-of-android/
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Batjon

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Re: Neo Noir game while I await Bladerunner
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 05:36:06 AM »
I own FFG's Android but haven't read it yet.  I know it uses the same system as their Star Wars games.  I wonder if it is crunchier or less crunchy than using something like Cyberpunk RED?

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Re: Neo Noir game while I await Bladerunner
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 07:32:47 AM »
I own FFG's Android but haven't read it yet.  I know it uses the same system as their Star Wars games.  I wonder if it is crunchier or less crunchy than using something like Cyberpunk RED?

The Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart kit is a stripped down version of the game. Might be a good start.

I was recently contemplating a "diesel punk" version of Deadlands Noir. Of course you could alter the backstory (Bump it up to say 2135 instead of 1935, add in cyber, android, drugs, flying cars and some Mega-corp action and it might work.

Salvage Worlds has been getting love on here of recent, so let me join in. It's a solid game system, and VERY adaptable to whatever genre you could want.