RED DAWN

XBox: The Official Magazine - - _ CYBERPUNK _2077 -

Cy­ber­punk 2077 ’s rich world is drawn from ’90s tabletop RPG Cy­ber­punk 2020 –a game played with dice, pa­per and you and your friends’ imag­i­na­tions, rather than a con­troller. Orig­i­nal cre­ator Mike Pond­smith has worked closely with CD Pro­jekt Red on this dig­i­tal adap­ta­tion, and many of the char­ac­ters and fac­tions in 2077 – in­clud­ing Johnny Sil­ver­hand, the Voodoo Boys gang, med­i­cal cor­po­ra­tion Trauma Team In­ter­na­tional and more – are new takes on his cre­ations from way-back-when.

He’s even been work­ing to make sure the events of 2020 and 2077 line up, al­low­ing tabletop game and videogame to ex­ist in the same time­line, with the lat­ter nat­u­rally fol­low­ing on from the events of the for­mer. He is also re­leas­ing a new ver­sion of the tabletop game to bridge the gap be­tween the two, de­scrib­ing how so­ci­ety re­built fol­low­ing the ‘Fourth Cor­po­rate War’ into the form seen in CD Pro­jekt Red’s in­car­na­tion.

Cy­ber­punk Red, as it’s called (the name is ac­tu­ally just a co­in­ci­dence), has been launched ini­tially with a ‘Jump­start Kit’ starter set, in­clud­ing ev­ery­thing you need to play. Full books are due soon, of­fer­ing all the more juicy info.

Pub­lisher R Tal­so­rian Games also sells the of­fi­cial The Witcher role-play­ing game, too. The two games even use the same ba­sic sys­tem – with a bit of work, you could find out who’d win in a fight be­tween Ger­alt and Johnny Sil­ver­hand.

Mak­ing the leap from pa­per to poly­gons

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