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GeneFunk 2090 Setting Book

GeneFunk 2090 Setting Book

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GeneFunk 2090 Kickstarter will go Live on April 30th, 2019!

***This book is pre-layout, and hasn't seen the Adobe InDesign treatment yet!***

Full layout will be completed after the GeneFunk 2090 Core Rulebook Kickstarter has concluded at the end of May 2019! :)


Imagine a world in the not too distant future, 2090, where technology has entirely shaped the very essence of human nature, and where fiscal interests, the international arms race, and consumerism have entirely shaped that same technology. This is the world of GeneFunk 2090.

Supercomputer in your Bloodstream
The human condition as a whole has become something somewhat different. Somewhere along the way almost every single human has been modified to have a powerful supercomputer coded directly into their DNA and physiology, one that has merged with their consciousness. In this world the internet has become as real as the physical world and hackers have become manipulators of the very stuff of the human psyche, probing and rearranging memory and mind the way a potter molds clay.

Plasticity of Genes, Form, and Human Nature
Large sections of the human population have had their genes chosen before birth to breed success, while others have had foreign DNA included to produce wholly different physical traits that were once thought inhuman. On top of all the innate genetic tweaking, individuals modify themselves through cyberware surgeries and biohacks, to the point where some are considered entirely "posthuman". 

Violent, Shallow, and Unequal
Multinational corporations have gobbled each other up, producing ever larger entities until only nine remain, each of which is a superpower bigger than most of the world’s countries. Corporate executives have the power to shatter entire governments in the name of their company’s share value and their own ambition. Gangs and organized crime saturate every urban environment. This world, bloated from overpopulation and consumer greed, has become one of the most violent eras in human history. The rich segregate themselves from the poor, and the tension caused by this wealth gap is causing the world to burst at the seams.

Virtual Immortality
Recent innovations have allowed the rich to undergo a process that maps their entire nervous system, connectome, endocrine complement, DNA and gene expression, and every other feature relevant to the human mind. This digitization of consciousness allows the world's wealthy and powerful to essentially live forever, switching from one bioengineered shell to another as they see fit. 

Cadre of Professionals
You and your allies are a cadre, a lean start-up corporation that specializes in investigation, intelligence, protection, and violence. To keep their hands clean, the syndicates often outsource this kind of work to smaller outfits, like yours. Your cadre's skillset is in high demand in this intrigue filled world, being sought after by megacorporations, nation-states, organized crime, or wealthy individuals. As an autonomous entity, your cadre of elite agents take contracts as you see fit, navigating the shadows of corporate espionage and savagery with competence and panache.

This book contains the setting for GeneFunk 2090, to give you an idea of the world and what will be included in the GeneFunk 2090 Core Rulebook.

To obtain the core rules (which are finished), you'll have to back us on Kickstarter! See you in May 2019! :)

The GeneFunk 2090 Core Rulebook will include the setting and 5E rules for:

  • 31 NEW FEATS!
  • DRUGS!

This book is pre-layout, and hasn't seen the Adobe InDesign treatment yet!

Expect a fully fleshed out and clean layout with much more amazing art once the corebook is released.

Want a fillable GeneFunk 2090 Character Sheet for FREE? Just click that link! 

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Tony M April 29, 2020 9:44 pm UTC
I just got the core rulebook, is there anything in here not in that book?
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Jim M April 30, 2019 11:57 pm UTC
As someone who's also got a cyberpunk setting in the works, I have to say I'm really glad to see this hitting a Kickstarter, and I hope to be able to back it! (funds permitting, of course!)

The preview looks great, and I can't wait to see the final product! Quick note, though. Page 13, the Companion's "Chemical Dependency" listing - "everyday" should be "every day." Two different usages of the phrase, and after just having my editor hit me up about it in my recent DriveThru Fiction release, I've got a new awareness for it. :)

Best of luck! I hope you hit all your goals!
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James A May 01, 2019 1:35 am UTC
Thank you Jim, glad you like it! I would love you as a backer if you can swing it, but even if you don't, pro bono editing tips are gold to me, and I welcome any and all the help I can get before I send in the final draft to go to print! :D
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Jim M May 01, 2019 5:13 am UTC
I'm happy to help however I can! We cyberpunk authors have to stick together! (And I kid you not, my editor really took me to task over those little "everyday" vs "every day" bits - they're not misspellings so they don't get caught easily!)

I'm between day jobs right now, but I did just get a small royalty payment from Amazon, today, so I'll see what the bills look like and see what I can give to the Kickstarter! I want to see what all those Genome traits mean when they're translated into game rules. :)
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neil S April 30, 2019 11:14 am UTC
Is there a link for the kickstarter
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James A April 30, 2019 1:20 pm UTC
There will be in 1.75 hours! :D It will be up on kickstarter at 10:00am CST!
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James A April 30, 2019 3:06 pm UTC
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William W April 18, 2019 1:52 am UTC
Great preview for your Kickstarter, really stronger than just a preview. Count me as very interested.
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James A April 18, 2019 3:56 am UTC
Great the hear William, it's a passion project to be sure, looking to make a great biopunk game!
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Brian C April 16, 2019 8:29 pm UTC
You let me have this for FREE?!? I thought it was a sneak peek, but found it's quite comprehensive. This books covers so many of my favorite topics/concepts it's like you wrote it for me, specifically. And the art is gorgeous. I kinda want to share it with my gamer friends, but I guess it'll be better for all of us if I just tell them to get their own and drum up more support!
Guess I have my next Kickstarter already picked out for me!
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James A April 17, 2019 2:16 am UTC
Glad to have you on board! :D
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Brian C May 19, 2019 8:25 pm UTC
OMG, I almost missed it. I got the date all mixed up with some other date (now I wonder what i've forgotten), so ran to Kickstarter to throw some credsticks your way!
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James A May 20, 2019 12:59 am UTC
Well glad you found it! :D I appreciate the backing.
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Tony M April 16, 2019 2:28 pm UTC
Looks interesting, I'll certainly try and remember to check out the KS. Encouraging to see a great deal of the work already done.
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James A April 16, 2019 5:59 pm UTC
Thanks! A lot of polishing and layout will be done over the summer to be sure!
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Mike A April 16, 2019 5:22 am UTC
This RPG is so great! IT has so much potential too! I love the time-line and amazing mix of post-humanism. The themes of transhumanism, technology, genetic revolution, plutocracy, and social drift work flawlessly together. Not to mention, the art is incredible AND you are giving it away for free!!! Thank you so much. I can't wait to see what your company creates in the future. I loved Cyberpunk 2020, and I like 5E....but this blend of rules with the future world you have created blends perfectly!
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neil S April 16, 2019 4:31 am UTC
What Is the link for the kickstarter??
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James A April 16, 2019 4:58 am UTC
It's not up yet, but will go live on April 29th, 2019! :)
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