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Neomancer - a cyberpunk RPG

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Welcome to the future!

The government and giant corporations rule society. Genetic evaluation keeps those in place that have not enough money or influence to climb up the social ladder. Artificial intelligence is present everywhere, and cyberpods - the first artificial beings - beg the question what it means to be human and where to draw the line. The poor live their lives in overcrowded slums, pursuing lowly jobs that barely pay enough to make a living while the rich have no such troubles.

Between all this, Operators exist. Highly talented, trained, augmented and expendable individuals living outside of society in a dystopian megacity like Los Angeles. They work for unknown third-parties who want something done off the books, be it industrial espionage, sabotage, assassination or whatever else needs to be done.
They are professionals, using cyberware and their unique skills to accomplish their mission and deal with the downside of altering their bodies: alienation. When they lose touch with their humanity they start to suffer the consequences.

This core book provides you with everything you need to know to get started, including the following:

  • a simple and elegant rule system based on D6 (Mancer Engine)
  • an elaborate skill system for individualizing characters
  • rigging and hacking rules
  • rules for building drones
  • cyberware augmentations
  • a single Operation for lone Operators
  • a group Operation
  • an Operation generator to get things going
  • fluff to emerge you into the setting

Visit us on https://neomancerrpg.wixsite.com/neomancer to see the Quick Start Rules (also available on Drivethrurpg), create an Operator and play your first mission!

 
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Andreas O March 12, 2018 8:20 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Daniel T,

thanks for the question. As you see on p. 45, improving the lifestyle costs 4T. You can buy every option only once (as everything in the book) and you go down from the first option in your corresponding lifestyle.
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Ernst T March 11, 2018 7:40 pm UTC
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I don't quite understand how investing into your lifestyle works. Can you invest multiple times into one option or do you have to go down the list? Is there any order in which you need to purchase lifestyle options?
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Andreas O February 24, 2018 1:19 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Jack R,

Thanks for the question. After giving it a bit of thought you are right and we could have been clearer on that but a rogue AI is needed for every hacking check:

Firstly, on page 86 it is highly hinted that a rogue AI is necessary:
"Although old school hacking without an AI is still
possible for some bank fraud Operations or small
intrusions into insecure systems, Operators who
really want to hack the planet need the help of an
AI. After reading what hacking is all about, let’s
have a look at the rules."

On page 87, the rules imply every hacker needs a rogue AI:
"
Each hacking check costs the Operator 1 ERG.
This represents the fact that hacking together
with an AI is a stressful and exhausting process
for the human brain, since the AI is interacting
with the hacker’s brain and pushing it beyond its
natural limits, therefore improving...See more
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Jack R February 20, 2018 11:43 am UTC
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So, question I can't find the answer to: Paying for Rogue AI is pointless unless you want to go down the hacking tree or need an auto pilot rating correct?

As in those traits do nothing but apply a negative to you and you can still hack without them?
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