Looking for GMs to Playtest Biopunk / Cyberpunk Game

plutocracy

Villager
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It's made using the 5E OGL, so D&D players can jump right in! Let me know if you are interested.

- 8 new classes (biohacker, codehacker, crook, engineer, gunfighter, hardcase, samurai, suit)
- 20 new archetypes
- 13 new genomes (like races, but have a greater impact on base abilities due to the heavy genetic engineering)
- 60+ cyberware/biohack upgrades
- Rules for hacking, biohacking, mindhacking cybernetic and genetic enhancements, robots and androids, chases, vehicle combat, and more!

Brief Overview of World:

Supercomputer in your Bloodstream
The human condition as a whole has become something somewhat different. Somewhere along the way almost every single human has been modified to have a powerful supercomputer coded directly into their DNA and physiology, one that has merged with their consciousness. In this world the internet has become as real as the physical world and hackers have become manipulators of the very stuff of the human psyche, probing and rearranging memory and mind the way a potter molds clay.

Plasticity of Genes, Form, and Human Nature
Large sections of the human population have had their genes chosen before birth to breed success, while others have had foreign DNA included to produce wholly different physical traits that were once thought inhuman. On top of all the innate genetic tweaking, individuals also modify themselves through cyberware surgeries and biohacks, to the point where some are considered entirely "posthuman".

Violent, Shallow, and Unequal
Multinational corporations have gobbled each other up, producing ever larger entities until only nine remain, each of which is a superpower bigger than most of the world’s countries. Corporate executives have the power to shatter entire governments in the name of their company’s share value and their own ambition. Gangs and organized crime saturate every urban environment. This world, bloated from overpopulation and consumer greed, has become one of the most violent eras in human history. The rich segregate themselves from the poor, and the tension caused by this wealth gap is causing the world to burst at the seams.

Virtual Immortality
Recent innovations have allowed the rich to undergo a process that maps their entire nervous system, connectome, endocrine complement, DNA and gene expression, and every other feature relevant to the human mind. This digitization of consciousness allows the world's wealthy and powerful to essentially live forever, switching from one bioengineered shell to another as they see fit.

Cadre of Professionals
You and your allies are a cadre, a lean start-up corporation that specializes in investigation, intelligence, protection, and violence. To keep their hand's clean, the syndicates often outsource this kind of work to smaller outfits, like yours. Your cadre's skillset is in high demand in this intrigue filled world, being sought after by mega-corporations, nationstates, organized crime, or wealthy individuals. As an autonomous entity, your cadre of elite agents take contracts as you see fit, navigating the shadows of corporate espionage and savagery with competence and panache.
 

Peppersleeve

Villager
My group just finished a 2 year campaign and would be very into exploring this new setting with a starter adventure. This looks fire.
 

Yaarel

Adventurer
Because of the nature of technological advances, many normal D&D spells can be reproduced scientifically.

Telepathy is already approximated via cel phones as earpieces, and exactly possible via a brain implant, "wetware", for examples.

In addition to new technological classes, examples of how to reflavor standard magical classes would also appeal to me.
 

MonkeezOnFire

Explorer
Looks like the OP hasn't posted here since November, but I guess it can't hurt to ask. Are you still looking for playtesters? I've been playing nothing but fantasy games for years now and I'd like to try something new. Even if it's only a brief break from my D&D campaign. A game based on 5e would be a great start having familiar elements.
 
Looks like the OP hasn't posted here since November, but I guess it can't hurt to ask. Are you still looking for playtesters? I've been playing nothing but fantasy games for years now and I'd like to try something new. Even if it's only a brief break from my D&D campaign. A game based on 5e would be a great start having familiar elements.
I wonder if character sheets can be modified on roll20. I'd love to play this (or DM) but I still need to find a group.
 

MonkeezOnFire

Explorer
I wonder if character sheets can be modified on roll20. I'd love to play this (or DM) but I still need to find a group.
The next stretch goal on the Kickstarter is for Roll20 character sheets, as well as tokens. I'm hoping it gets his as I almost exclusively play on Roll20 these days due to distance of the group members. I just upgraded my pledge to get the hard cover last night!
 

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