Wetwork in the Dark Future – Solos in “Cyberpunk Red”

Cyberpunk Red Core Rulebook, available on Amazon In any gaming group, there needs to be at least one, maybe even two, characters that are there to get their hands dirty. The character that thinks Violence is the question and Yes is the answer. In the dark future laid out in Cyberpunk Red, the Solo fits … Continue reading Wetwork in the Dark Future – Solos in “Cyberpunk Red”

Damn the Man! Save the Empire! – Rockerboys in Cyberpunk Red

If there is any Role within the Cyberpunk Red game system that epitomizes the “punk” ethos that the genre was born out of, it’s the Rockerboy. One-part artist, two-parts kerosene, and three-parts anarchist, Rockerboys (the term is used regardless of gender identity, although Rockergirl or Rocker would definitely fit a player’s preference) are the beating … Continue reading Damn the Man! Save the Empire! – Rockerboys in Cyberpunk Red

Resurrection in a Fallen World – Cinema Review of “Robocop”

Poster Art for "Robocop". Source I’m an unabashed geek. If you review any of the essays and reviews on this site, that should be plainly obvious. As the title of this essay suggest, I’m looking at Robocop, one of the gems of 1980s science fiction. A film that epitomizes the phrase “dark satire”, Robocop (and … Continue reading Resurrection in a Fallen World – Cinema Review of “Robocop”

What Role Are You Playing? – Cyberpunk Red

The first thing anyone who plays a role-playing game has to ask themselves is this: What Role are you going to play? Not necessarily the Class or Job or whatever term is used to denote the character class, but how you plan to function within the game that is being run. The joy of role-playing … Continue reading What Role Are You Playing? – Cyberpunk Red

Love, Sex, and Metal – Review of Meg LaTorre’s “The Cyborg Tinkerer”

Book Cover for "The Cyborg Tinkerer" The most interesting thing I can say about Meg LaTorre’s debut novel “The Cyborg Tinkerer” is that it was an unexpected pleasure to read. This isn’t a criticism of LaTorre’s marketing of the book, which was ubiquitous on her Youtube Channel IWriterly or her blog, which can be found … Continue reading Love, Sex, and Metal – Review of Meg LaTorre’s “The Cyborg Tinkerer”

Time of the Red – First Impressions of R. Talsorian Games “Cyberpunk Red”

It’s the dark future and everything’s gone to hell. That’s the most apt description for Cyberpunk Red, the latest edition of the Cyberpunk tabletop RPG created by Mike Pondsmith through his company R. Talsorian Games. I have to admit that I was only vaguely aware of the game line before the announcement of the Cyberpunk … Continue reading Time of the Red – First Impressions of R. Talsorian Games “Cyberpunk Red”