New Roleplaying Game in Chat (in Off-topic)


AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 13 2007 3:46 AM EST

Hi there,
I'm going to run a new role-playing game, possibly on Tuesdays, but I'm willing to move some things around if I get enough people interested. This game is called "Cybergeneration" and you will be role-playing young people who become "cyberevolved" (think X-Men but without the spandex) through a plague of "nanites" in the first scene of the adventure. You will be living in the future (2027 to be exact). The future has new technology, but most of what you are used to still exists in the future.
  • Kids in the future still play video game consoles, except now they have been all combined into one unit called the "Segatari". (The playstation and xbox both became full-on entertainment systems that are out of reach for most kids.)
  • Police drive "spinners" (low flying hover car) instead of regular cars (although regular cars are just as prevalent in the future)
  • Vehicles run on CH00H2 (Alcohol) instead of Gas
  • For some good ideas of what the atmosphere is like, watch "Demolition Man", "1984", "The Running Man", "Max Headroom", "Hackers" and finally "Rebel Without a Cause"
This game is based in the "Cyberpunk" universe in case you are familiar. The game starts in "Night City", which is in Northern California, and was previously a "clutter of unincorporated suburban sprawl between San Francisco and Los Angeles." The future has not been kind to California or the United States, as Los Angeles is hit with a magnitude 10.5 earthquake and 35% of the city is now underwater, sorry Californians.

On the plus side, after the "Collapse of the U.S." (the book's history runs contrary to what actual history was at this point, as the game book was written in 1993) from a Stock Crash, unemployment, homelessness and corruption, mega-corporations move in to re-build "Night City" using the "New America Project" as a template for the city. Unfortunately, the project goes awry, as ambitious projects normally do, and a powerful collation of gangs murder and hijack the project.

A few years later, corporations re-take the city in a hail of gunfire. After re-building the city to it's once pristine state they maintain a "CorpZone" in the city that is controlled completely by "CorpSec" and other private security forces, under corporate law.

Now, if you've managed to read this far, congratulations, you are almost ready to play, all you need to do is pick a YoGang (equivalent to a class in D&D), and you are ready to go. (the rest of the character creation process will happen as you play)

Click here to see a list of Yogangs and each of their special skills.

One last thing, in case you are coming from D&D and would like some pointers heres a few:
  1. At the end of a session you collect IP (improvement points) instead of Experience (same concept).
  2. There are no "levels" in this game, only IP; use them wisely to improve your character.
  3. You use a D10 (10-sided die) for just about everything in this game.
  4. Stat checks replace saving throws.
  5. Getting a 1 is a critical fumble (can have comical side-effects)
  6. Getting a 10 means you get to roll again and add the two die rolls together (can lead to amazing victories in some cases).
  7. Remember, you're playing a kid, so going Rambo on a group of adults will probably get you killed.
  8. Kids don't run around killing other kids... mostly; MegaViolents (one of the yogangs) being the exception to this.
  9. Although guns exist in the future, you're a kid, so you'll have to depend on that bat or knife for now.
  10. Just being a kid, and doing what a kid does can get you places in this game.
  11. Adults shouldn't be trusted.
  12. Adults, especially CorpSec have very bad weapons, try not to engage them directly in combat if possible; instead, use your childhood innocence against them. (They'll never suspect the 12 year old has an electric bolt weapon built into their arm [a bolter])

Please contact me if you are interested in this game or just have questions, I can give you a lot more information about the game in a better format, just send me an email, talk to me in chat, or CM me. :)

DH November 13 2007 6:19 PM EST

oh my gosh...cyberpunk. im soo down. ill talk to you in-game

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 14 2007 11:55 AM EST

Hi Everybody, I've got a very full game now, so I can take maybe one or two more people.. (Gun, I'm saving a spot for you!)

Anyways...

We need to discuss what day this should be, I said I wanted Tuesday, but this doesn't work for everyone, so if you can, please post which days you are available to play on so I can pick a good day for everyone, hopefully. Here is a nice little table for everyone to use to post the days they are available on. Here is my schedule.

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Not available Available after 6pm PST Available after 6pm PST Available after 6pm PST Available after 6pm PST Not available Not available

Blarg November 14 2007 11:59 AM EST

Monday is the only day that doesn't work for me, as I have 1 more Chem lab next monday, but after that all those times are fine. I will be travelling between the 15th and 17th of december so that monday on the 17th might be iffy.

QBOddBird November 14 2007 12:45 PM EST

I'm available (CB Server Time):

Sun: after 9 PM
Mon: Not Available/10 PM
Tues: Not Available
Wed: Not Available/10 PM
Thurs: After 6 PM
Fri: After 4 PM
Sat: After 6 PM/Football season may change this.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 14 2007 1:23 PM EST

Looks like Thursday night is winning so far, I look forward to everyone who is playing posting the time they are available.

[MP]MoneyPig [SNB Forging Services] November 14 2007 1:41 PM EST

Sun: available for whole day
Mon: available from 3pm to 6pm and 9pm to 12pm server time
Tues: available from 3pm to 6pm and 9pm to 12pm server time
Wed: available from 3pm to 6pm and 9pm to 12pm server time
Thurs: available from 3pm to 6pm and 9pm to 12pm server time
Fri: available from 3pm to 12pm server time
Sat: available for whole day

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 14 2007 8:55 PM EST

Okay, game is now closed... if you don't show up to the initial session, then you aren't playing until I introduce you separately, so PLAN on being here.

So far, I've got 10 players scheduled, and I'm planning on getting started around 8-8:30 CB Server time on Thursday, that's either tomorrow (if everyone gets their yogang and name to me before then) or next thursday.

So far, I need "names" from everyone playing, and "yogang types" from BluBBeN, MoneyPig, Radianc3, Tyriel, Blarg, Gun, and Despiz.

Please CM me your email address if possible so I can coordinate this somewhere a little more manageable.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 14 2007 8:59 PM EST

If you are interested in filling in your own info, please go here:
http://defhoboz.biz/wiki/index.php/Verifex%27s_Campaign_Portal
and fill in your "Yogang Type" and "Your Tag"

FailBoat[SG] November 15 2007 2:26 AM EST

Sunday: Unavailable
Monday: 5-7pm PST
Tuesday: 5-8pm PST
Wednesday: Unavailable (D&D Night)
Thursday: 5-8pm PST
Friday: 5-8pm PST
Saturday: Flexible

Tyriel [123456789] November 15 2007 8:20 AM EST

Availability:

Sun: available for the whole day
Mon: 6pm - midnight
Tues: 6pm - midnight
Wed: 8:30pm - midnight
Thurs: 8:00pm - midnight
Fri: 6pm - midnight, unless I'm working
Sat: available for whole day

deifeln November 15 2007 12:16 PM EST

I'm available (CB Server Time):

Mon: After 8:00 CB server time
Tues: After 8:00 CB server time (May be late for first few weeks due to a class that is ending)
Wed: Not Available
Thurs: Possible available after 6:30PM

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 15 2007 9:40 PM EST

Today, as in right now, we are planning on attempting a get-together in chat. Please join RPG Room if you can, and we shall see what we can do.

QBOddBird November 16 2007 3:17 PM EST

I think that went very well. Lots of fun ^_^ can't wait for next week!

Despiz November 16 2007 3:58 PM EST

... I am the Tinkertot of tinkering.. Now to make a grenade..

Despiz November 16 2007 4:19 PM EST

(EST Times)
Sun - Anytime before 10pm
Mon - 3:30pm - 10pm
Tue - 3:30pm - 10pm
Wed - 3:30pm - 10pm
Thur - 3:30pm - 10pm
Fri - 3:30pm - 12 pm
Sat - Any time

FailBoat[SG] November 16 2007 6:46 PM EST

*yawns* I'm still halfasleep from last nights game but I loved it! So much fun!

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 19 2007 5:00 AM EST

Did a little mini-adventure tonight with CaptianSquishypants, Gun and Lamuness, hope you all enjoyed it.

QBOddBird November 19 2007 12:32 PM EST

D'oh. Do we get IP if we are around when a mini-session occurs and we participate? O_o

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 19 2007 7:43 PM EST

Yes you do get IP for mini-sessions. Not as much as a full-session, but enough that it counts against your final year-end grade. :D
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