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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulsiphix View Post
    Just curious but isn't SLA Industries one of the more perfect examples of a Cyberpunk setting done right? If that is the case, how can Cyberpunk be your 2nd setting? Wouldn't SLA Industries fall perfectly into the Cyberpunk category?
    I ment the Cyberpunk 2020 game, I have corrected the error

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    i would have to mention my sneaking fondness for starfrontiers again. ^^ and rifts. and buck rogers. and the original battlestar galactica if they ever made it into an rpg before they ruined all the in-jokes with the new version of the series.... ^^

    i have this traumatic dislike for cyberpunk. now the idea was cool, but any character creation system that lets me work up my guy and get all excited about playing him and then destroy the primary stat that i built him on before i even get to play earns my enmity. =D
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    Blade Runner was just depressing the whole way through. If that is "cyberpunk" then I hate it. Thankfully I was introduced to some Cyberpunk themed games and media before I watched that wretched movie;

    Snatcher (SegaCD)
    Hell (3DO)
    Policenauts (3DO)
    Burn Cycle (CDi)
    Dues Ex (PC)
    Quarantine (3DO)
    Rise Of The Dragon (SegaCD)
    Ghost In The Shell (Anime)
    The Matrix (movie)

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    Neuromancer is the start of cyberpunk, you can see that Gibson was influenced by Dick who wrote Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep which is what Blade Runner was loosely based on. Androids is probably the most "normal" of Dicks books (by that I mean he doesn't flip back and forth from drug trips to the real world). Other well known Dick stories are We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (Total Recall), A Scanner Darkly and Minority Report.
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    /Arnievoiceon

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    A Scanner Darkly was cyberpunk? The characters lives may have been gritty but the world they lived in wasn't even remotely dystopian. I haven't seen Minority Report in a while but I remember I didn't like that either. Jeesh maybe I'm not the cyberpunk fan I thought I was

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    Dick is what influenced cyberpunk. I wouldn't really call his stuff cyberpunk. Gibson and others took the ideas across many Dick novels and combined them in what we would call cyberpunk. The cyberpunk themes can be found in Dick's work but the worlds only have elements to the genre. All of Dick's stories (or the dozen I've read) focus on some form of what is reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drohem View Post
    /Arnievoiceon

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    There are threads where I feel that way about you. I could just stop posting
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    Quote Originally Posted by MortonStromgal View Post
    There are threads where I feel that way about you. I could just stop posting

    hehe...that's cool.

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    read some china meville (spelling?), then.
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    Home Brew

    I have the settings i have built or my friends have built. They are flushed out to varying degrees... but i've combined all my desired elements into my epic fantasy setting called the Steel Realms. I use that world and jump to a few others from there. For Sci-Fi we still keep a Star Frontiers setting on ice for resurrection when needed. Also note that you can take almost any setting and alter it. Greyhawk was used that way for a long time by my crew. Use aliens and mass wars for sci-fi, and gods and was for fantasy - you can mod any setting to the way you need it while preserving most of its flavor and background so you can use the setting materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmitchell View Post
    Or, if you want to include the Bridge Crew, steal from Ars Magica and give each player three characters: a Bridge Officer, a Specialist, and a Red Shirt. Vary the nature of missions so that one week A's Captain and B's Diplomat beam down with C's Red Shirt, and next week A's Exobiologist and C's Science Officer beam down with B's Red Shirt.
    What a great idea!

    Two of my personal favorites are the two Alternity settings: Star*Drive and Dark Matter. Awesome settings in an awesome game.
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    I really liked Starchip Troopers, though if I were to run the game, I would probably use the 3:16 Carnage Among the Stars rules. You know...I like that setting straight up too. Hmmm. Cyberpunk is a lot of fun, but I always home brew it because I can't stand the 80's ._. I would like for it to be gritty....without big hair and technicolor.

    My all time favorite has to be Firefly! I just love the setting, and the tv show. I love the drama that usually comes out of it. It is just a lot of fun to play. Relationships whooo! Mostly that is what runs the game, inter player relationships and aurguing, but then coming together when everything needs it.

    I really want to try out Traveller.

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    Another homebrew

    I ran into a similar thread the other day on the GURPS forum and have a similar reply...

    My favorite setting is one I designed. It is a Mars-based dark-future. There are sabotage attempts against you by and unknown space-cult, bad trips on a space station that results in a race to the armory for a chance to survive, puzzle-style missions where you have to hack into the computers to get the tight airlock opened (make sure not to open the wrong one...), and encounters against a mecha when you have no weapons to damage it!

    I want to play this campaign as a player not a GM!

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    The settings I always prefer are "Beginner", "Warm" and "Auto."
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