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Synthicide RPG

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When robots are gods, killing humans is fair game.

Explore a grimdark, cyberpunk galaxy where robots are worshipped like gods and humans have no rights. Synthicide sports a streamlined attribute-based rule set with tactical grid combat. Play as a sharper – a drifting criminal traveling the stars, looking for your next meal ticket. Use automated GM tools to run fast, action-packed missions.

In this guide, you'll find everything you need to narrate compelling characters and thrilling adventures in a bleak, cynical universe where hunger guides your gunhand.

Visit the website for automated tools and reference sheets:

Synthicide brings the following to your game table:

  • A dark, hostile sci-fi setting where humans are worthless and money is everything
  • A galaxy of noir adventure brought to life through the Resolve system – rules that track the emotional health of your character in a bleak, cynical universe
  • Debuts the ACTIONS Rule Codex (ARC), an attribute-based system designed for imaginative role-play and full-throttle, tactical grid combat
  • Automated web tools to create NPCs, traps, and mission ideas – all on-demand
  • A Plot Twist system with surprises for players and game masters alike
  • A high-speed vehicle combat system for spaceship boarding and flying car chase scenes

In preparation for GenCon Online, Will Power Games has set up a discord! Feel free to join us if you want to discuss Heroic Dark and Synthicide:

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Peter L November 17, 2020 8:52 am UTC
Looking at website and wondering where you ship the books from?
Europe or the US?
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Dustin D November 28, 2020 7:40 pm UTC
I no longer have the printed book in stock. It is available for purchase from multiple retailers including Amazon and noble knight games. I’ve even seen it listed on some German game sites! So depending on which online retailer you order from, that changed the shipping location.
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Matt C September 05, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
I really enjoyed playing this game at a Con this weekend. It seems to have just the right amount of crunch for me. Not so complicated as Shadowrun, not so loose as Apocalypse World or Fate. Great balance of tactical encounters and story-telling freedom. I bought the PDF from the game's official website, otherwise this would be a review here with 5-stars.
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Calle A April 28, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Hi! Reading through the system and very pleased with what I'm seeing so far. Probably one of the best sci-fi RPGs I've read in recent memory.

However, I've noticed a few inconsistencies in the names of things. One of the Striking Class Weapons is referred to as "Burst Glove" in the table and "Shock Glove" in the text below. There's also Organic Brain (listed on bioclasses) versus Organic Mind (requirements for psychic powers). Just figured I'd point it out!
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Dustin D May 05, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Thanks for the notification! I'll fix those issues in the next text update.
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Jonathon G January 30, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
It was a pleasure to assist you in the beta for this product and I hope that it will be a success for you. Once again as stated before, if you're ever in the PNW for an expo or convention, look me up. I'll work your booth
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Dustin D January 31, 2017 4:57 am UTC
All your help was greatly appreciated! And if I can ever get off work I'd love to hit up the PNW. I'll let you know if that happens.
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Gareth G January 30, 2017 12:39 pm UTC
Looks interesting. Will there be a POD option?
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Dustin D January 31, 2017 4:57 am UTC
Hi Gareth! Not in the near future. I'm doing an off-set print run that I will have to sell through another merchant.
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Chris T January 29, 2017 6:41 pm UTC
I just want to say, the preview for this game is the preview I wish all RPGs had on this site. It offers some insight into both the world AND the game system, and that's something I desperately want before I make a purchase.
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Dustin D January 29, 2017 11:21 pm UTC
Thank you! Glad the preview worked for you. I can't see it in my browser - sent a support request to see if I can get it fixed.
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