Cyberpunk – A Great Future RPG
The role play game Cyberpunk is a great game to play. Yes, there are other games which have been made with some elements of cybernetics and the gritty environment which Cyberpunk brings but nothing in our experience has come close to Cyberpunk. The 2020 version of the game is fantastic, out of print but a truly amazing game if you want to let loose with style.
Made by R. Talsorian Games the versions of the game are:
Cyberpunk 2013 – Released 1988
Cyberpunk 2020 – Released 1990
Cyberpunk V3 – Released in 2005
Whilst the 2013 version of the game was good the best version of it in our view is 2020. The V3 model didn’t do too well but if you want a fast and dirty game this is the one for you.
What you need to play
This game runs using the Interlock System which is a very simple one to play. It is essentially a difficulty number to do something, like jump a wall. You then assign your Reflex Stat + Athletics Skill + 1D10. It’s that simple. If you get a 10 you roll again and add it. If you get a 1 on the die things go wrong… You can add luck to the score as well to influence things.
It’s that simple. This makes for a quick, often brutal combat system and an easy and free flowing rule-set for action.
So all you need is some of the books, including the rule book + a few D10, a few D6 and a character sheet and pencil. We would suggest some good atmospheric music also as it really helps.