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IDENTECO Core Rule Book


Big Brother is watching.
Time to put on a show!

IDENTECO is a new RPG system and world based around your character’s social interaction as a means of survival. As a Gutterpunk, you operate outside the law on the fringes of giant, sprawling metroplexes surviving any way you can while fighting back against the corporations that oppress you and your friends. As a conniving Operative, you have access to the boardrooms and black-market deals that drive the backbone and business in the city…and business is good. As a thrifty and stalwart Scrapper, you survive in the harsh lands outside the pristine cities, living off the land and away from big corporate influence. But the Wastes bring their own dangers you must overcome.

The system is fast and easy to learn. New players should be able to jump in and roll dice in a short time, veteran players will find familiar and expansive new ways to tell their character’s story. newer players should be able to learn the basics of in less than an hour. Social interaction and how you interact with other players and non-player characters in the world are central to your characters success…and survival. When you can’t talk your way out of a jam, combat is simple, fast and deadly. Experience and reputation are tied together in a system where as you progress, you literally cash in on your in-game notoriety to gain an advantage.


The year is 2099. The world is a much different place.

After a series of devastating nuclear attacks on America's heartland by an unseen (and still unidentified) enemy the government was in disarray. The corporations were the only thing left to protect the populace and rebuild society. So, they did. Like technocratic gods they rebuilt America™ in their image, and then used new economies of scale and political financial systems to reshape the globe.

As a reaction to the attacks, the U.N. created the Centralized Human Identity Program (C.H.I.P.), as a universal I.D. program for the world. The C.H.I.P. is implanted in you and carries your entire identity—your personal metadata—passports, medical records, employment histories, education records, social media history, and much more.

The Corps have figured out ways to manipulate people using this metadata. Through carefully crafted marketing and slick branding, the Corps don’t force their will onto people as much as they enforce their worth in people’s minds, and trick people into buying and selling little pieces of themselves to the slickest brands and the most influential lifestyle companies.

In IDENTECO you do whatever is necessary to retain your humanity in this new "Static Age." The more you play the game, the more you build your character's identity, and the more valuable it becomes to those who would steal it from you. As the game progresses the thin line between famous and infamous depends solely on who's watching.


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Neil S August 06, 2020 4:34 am UTC
will this be POD?
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Marcus G August 05, 2020 7:31 pm UTC
The setting looks interesting, but without discussing the mechanics it's a no-go.
Can you give a basic breakdown of how it functions mechanically?
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Todd S August 17, 2021 12:29 pm UTC
It's a fairly standard d20+modifiers (roll over) system. For skill checks you roll against a difficulty number, for combat you roll against your opponent's defense number. It's class/level based with 6 attributes that map roughly to the d20 OGL attributes though they have slightly different names.
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Steven M April 22, 2020 6:42 pm UTC
What kind of dice mechanics are used by this system?
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neil S November 11, 2019 6:21 am UTC
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Alexander W November 26, 2019 6:12 am UTC
We may do that at some point. But right now, you can grab a hardcover copy on our Website. Just google IDENTECO. We'll be running sales here and on our site over the holiday weekend. Keep an eye on our social media, Humanoid Games on IG and Facebook and IDENTECO on twitter.
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Kevin S March 22, 2019 12:36 am UTC
I'v been playing in the play tests for aver a year now and have only ever had great times this is an awesome game!
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Fallon C March 19, 2019 4:38 pm UTC
I really like the timeline at the bottom of the preview pages, though I would suggest showing the rest of The World chapter in said preview. The game looks interesting, but the more generous the bait, the more fish that will come.
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Neal D March 19, 2019 12:17 pm UTC
4 pages of rain and 2 white pages. Please provide a better preview.
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Alexander W March 19, 2019 4:13 pm UTC
Thanks for the heads up, Neal. Went in and updated. Took Lee's comment below and started with TOC through first part of the first chapter. Let us know what you think.
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Lee S March 19, 2019 3:00 am UTC
Can we see the Table of Contents please?
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Alexander W March 19, 2019 4:14 pm UTC
Started with TOC now. Let us know what you think!
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Lee S March 19, 2019 6:17 pm UTC
Outstanding and very informative. Thank you.
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