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The Roleplaying Game of the Dark Future

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The Corporations control the world from their skyscraper fortresses, enforcing their rule with armies of cyborg assassins. On the Street, Boostergangs roam a shattered urban wilderness, killing and looting. The rest of the world is a perpetual party, as fashion-model beautiful techies rub biosculpt jobs with battle armored roadwarriors in the hottest clubs, sleaziest bars and meanest streets this side of the Postholocaust. The Future never looked so bad.

But you can change it. You’ve got interface plugs in your wrists, weapons in your arms, lasers in your eyes, bio-chip programs screaming in your brain. You’re wired in, cyberenhanced and solid state as you can take it to the fatal Edge where only the toughest and coolest can go. Because you’re CYBERPUNK.

Cyberpunk: the original roleplaying game of the dark future; a world of corporate assassins, heavy-metal heroes and brain burning cyberhackers, packed with cutting edge technology and intense urban action. Within this book, you’ll find everything you need to tackle the mean streets of the 2000’s — in a game system that combines the best in realistic action and playability.

  • Winner, Origins Gamer’s Choice AwardBest Science Fiction RPG 1989

Cyberpunk run by game creator, Mike Pondsmith!

Thanks to IGN for sharing this video with us.


Cyberpunk is still in print and still available!

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    • Genesis Descent is a Cyberpunk project licensed by Angus Abramson (late of Cubicle 7). We haven’t heard anything more about it since Angus left C7 and we’re in the dark as much as you are. Sorry.

  1. I have to say that you all changed my life as a kid in the 80’s – the game rocked! – and it led me to read Gibson, Sterling, Rucker, Neal Stephenson, and Mick Farren and opened an entire view of the future for me. If you’re ever in Detroit or attending a Con, I’d love to buy you a beverage. -Doc-

  2. I have a couple of questions. First, I noticed Cyberpunk 2020 back in in your store, but but not the Fuzion system Cyberpunk 203X, released back in 2005. Does this mean you’ve essentially abandoned that version? And, what does this mean for those of us who want to upgrade or characters to Fuzion rules in Cyberpunk proper?

    Secondly, assuming that 203X hasn’t been “completely voided”, When the Fuzion system first came out, I picked up the Bubblegum Crisis RPG books to convert my characters to, long before 203X came out. And there is one thing in the BGC character creation rules that I found “missing” from the 203X rules, namely the “Complications” which granted characters extra CPs at the cost of phychological, physical, or societal “issues” which could adversely affect the character in game. Was this a deliberate choice? and can the Complications rules be implemented in Cyberpunk 203X? Pretty much all of my characters require them, as each has major real “problems” built in, and a number of them are older, more experienced characters (one is a US Army Delta Force Command Sergeant Major), with a good number of higher level skills, and very long life paths, in some cases.

    Third, assuming that 203X has been voided, is there any chance of a new Fuzion version of Cyberpunk, even a Fuzion version of CP 2020, coming out?

  3. Hello!
    There will be a newer version of the tabletop rpg of cyberpunk, thanks to CDPR?
    I ask because online I haven’t found many others cyberpunk-themed tabletop rpgs and the first versions (CP2020 and CP203x) may be outdated at their core mechanics.

    In short, it would be wonderful news if there actually is in program a new cyberpunk with an update to the core mechanics.

  4. Cyberpunk Red? Is this a new version of Cyberpunk that is coming out? If so, what is the release date for the book?

    • Yes, its a new version of Cyberpunk. An update of 2020. We don’t have a release date yet but will shout it to the heavens when we do!

  5. Are you planning to use rules from data fortress in Cyberpunk Red? Cp2020 has many homerules and some proposals added interesting things

    Ps Thank you for your job!

    • We aren’t specifically looking at other rulesets as we design Cyberpunk Red, although parallel evolution does occasionally happen in game design.

  6. Ok, so a few questions…..I have been playing a ongoing cyberpunk campaign since CP2013/2020. We are actually currently playing our characters’ grandchildren!
    My first experiance with the FUZION was with MEKTON ZETA+. I like it, but I prefer the original interlock system immensely (FNFF, for the win!).
    I have a copy if the witcher pdf, and I like the product, I really do………
    However, if the new CPred is fuzion based…..how much of the grittiness of interlock is going to be evident?
    And on the FUZION note, is that the new rules set for R.Talsorian? Not that I’d mind, but it was interlock that hooked me into the beautiful madness that is Night City.
    Will Fuzion have that edge that we all love?
    And lastly, I remember a huge FUZION presence on the Internet (Atomic Fuzion). Will Atomic Fuzion come back? Or is that dead?

    All in all, I am stoked for the next iteration of Mike’s genius.
    And CP 2077, is on my radar until it comes out!

    • Both The Witcher TRPG and Cyberpunk Red are Interlock products. The Atomik Fuzion products weren’t made by R. Talsorian Games. They’ve since been converted to a line of generic game aid products available from Precis Intermedia. Thanks for writing in!

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