The 4th Corporate War – An Essay on the Alternate History of R. Talsorian Games’ “Cyberpunk” TTRPG

Cyberpunk Red Core Rulebook, available on Amazon In my last two essays, I covered the two main factions that are behind the 4th Corporate War, Arasaka and Militech, in the alternate history of R. Talsorian Games’ Cyberpunk universe. Now, it’s time to dig in to the single biggest turning point of the game: the Fourth … Continue reading The 4th Corporate War – An Essay on the Alternate History of R. Talsorian Games’ “Cyberpunk” TTRPG

Militech International – Paramilitary Run Amok (from the Alternate History of R. Talsorian Games’ “Cyberpunk Red”

Cyberpunk Red Core Rulebook, available on Amazon Continuing from my previous essay on the Arasaka Corporation, this essay focuses on Militech International, the other major player in the Fourth Corporate War. For further reference, check my other essays on the alternate history of R. Talsorian Games’ Cyberpunk tabletop roleplaying game. The flip side of the … Continue reading Militech International – Paramilitary Run Amok (from the Alternate History of R. Talsorian Games’ “Cyberpunk Red”

Arasaka Corporation: The Worst of the Worst – R. Talsorian Games’ “Cyberpunk” Alternate History

Cyberpunk Red Core Rulebook, available on Amazon In the alternate history of R. Talsorian Games’ Cyberpunk games, there really isn’t anyone who can be considered a prototypical “good guy”. There are plenty of individuals and corporations that fit the role of “bad guy” in the setting. Then there’s the Arasaka Corporation, one of the largest … Continue reading Arasaka Corporation: The Worst of the Worst – R. Talsorian Games’ “Cyberpunk” Alternate History

The Dark Future of R. Talsorian Games “Cyberpunk” TTRPG – Rise of the MegaCorps

"Cyberpunk Red" Core Rulebook by R. Talsorian Games, Available on Amazon. In my previous two essays on The Dark Future of R. Talsorian Games’ Cyberpunk tabletop roleplaying game, I covered the fall of the United States government under the rule of the Gang of Four and the Collapse, the epic Depression event that caused America … Continue reading The Dark Future of R. Talsorian Games “Cyberpunk” TTRPG – Rise of the MegaCorps

The Dark Future – Alternative History of R. Talsorian Games’ Cyberpunk Game

Core Rulebook for R. Talsorian Games' Cyberpunk Red. I’m a fan of alternate history stories. The main reason I like them is that they are a classic case of Socratic questioning: Suppose _____ is true, what happens next? Role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer Fantasy, and others that are more based in medieval European-style … Continue reading The Dark Future – Alternative History of R. Talsorian Games’ Cyberpunk Game

Building a Cyberpunk Campaign

Cyberpunk Red Core Rulebook. Available on Amazon Continuing on from my previous essays about character building, the next step is building the campaign (the story your players are going to experience and influence). There are no hard and fast rules for running a tabletop roleplaying game, particularly one like Cyberpunk Red. But there are some … Continue reading Building a Cyberpunk Campaign

So You Want to Build a Cyberpunk Part 2

Cyberpunk Red Core Rulebook. Available on Amazon Picking up where the last essay ended, we’ve moved past the initial portion of the Lifepath setup, the character generation options available within R. Talsorian Games’ Cyberpunk Red. This essay covers the next portion, which fills in the family and upbringing your character experienced before becoming an Edgerunner. … Continue reading So You Want to Build a Cyberpunk Part 2

So You Want to Build a Cyberpunk? Part One

If you’ve read any of my previous articles on the subject of R. Talsorian Games’ Cyberpunk Red, you could gather that I’ve been delving deeply into the game system since it was released in late 2020. The previous articles I’ve written have covered each of the Roles (akin to Classes from other game systems). Now, … Continue reading So You Want to Build a Cyberpunk? Part One

Out from the Badlands – Nomads in Cyberpunk Red

Cyberpunk Red Core Rulebook. Available on Amazon When people think of dystopian futures, one of the most prevalent ideas comes from the Mad Max films. Devastated towns, open roads, armored vehicles, leather outfits that wouldn’t be amiss at a BDSM convention, and guns. Lots of guns. In the Dark Future of Cyberpunk Red, the Nomad … Continue reading Out from the Badlands – Nomads in Cyberpunk Red

Everything’s Got a Price – Fixers in Cyberpunk Red

When you look at a setting like Night City in Cyberpunk Red, the first big question is this: How does anything get done in this kind of urban hellscape? From the corporations screwing over everyone, Solos and Netrunners looking to make a quick buck, and the Lawmen working side deals just to keep above dirt … Continue reading Everything’s Got a Price – Fixers in Cyberpunk Red