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The 4th Corporate War’s over and the big dogs have retreated to their corners to lick their wounds. That leaves everyone else to fend for themselves in a shattered world.

And that’s just fine. ‘cause you’ve got interface plugs in your wrists, metal in your limbs, and chips in your skull. You’re wired in, loaded with chrome, and ready to take it to the Edge.

There’s a world full of opportunities out there. Maybe this time you can do more than save yourself. Maybe.

The Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit is the perfect introduction to the newest edition of the classic Cyberpunk tabletop roleplaying game and includes:

  • Two booklets, one containing world lore and adventures and the other the essential rules needed to play.
  • Six pregenerated characters.
  • Maps and standees to help bring the world of Cyberpunk to life!

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Whether you love cyberpunk as a genre, adored Cyberpunk 2020, or are eagerly awaiting Cyberpunk 2077, you're going to love Cyberpunk Red. Although the core book is not out yet, the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit allows for a taste of the system, world, and flavor that have made this franchise world famous.

The kit is slim in a minimalist way, but with a sleek, gorgeous layout, allowing for a basic setup for the world of Cyberpunk Red. You get two 50-page booklets (one containing world lore and adventures, the other rules needed to play), six pre-generated characters, plus maps and standees to get your game started. The rules are more or less what I remember from Cyberpunk 2020, but with a few new mechanics that will make for an unforgettable time.

This is a great starter campaign for your group, or even just something fun to read, and it offers a chance to experience the nostalgia or dive into the unknown, depending on your level of experience.

—Meredith Gerber, Maven of Mythology (DriveThruRPG Publisher Service)

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John S March 18, 2020 1:53 pm UTC
10 dollars is way to much for this product, but it looks like a great game.
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Pierre S February 14, 2020 9:15 pm UTC
I repeat my kudos to the game, but a lot of discussion speculates on which rules simplifications were only for the purposes of fitting a game into the Jumpstart Kit, and which are deliberate simplifications (compared to the old CP2020 of 30 years ago) which will be retained in the full big core rulebook. We have no way to tell.
Are there any statements that you can make to the RPG fans about what rules stay simplified in the core rulebook? It will help us move properly if we want to create adventures using the condensed Jumpstart rules that will still work after the core rulebook release.
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February 17, 2020 2:44 pm UTC
What you see in the Jumpstart Kit are building blocks. We're going out from there but the core will stay more or less the same.
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Kai V January 05, 2020 7:50 pm UTC
Pretty excited to try this out, my DM just sent out the pregens for the gang to pick over. Shame there doesn't seem to be a set releasedate for the full thing yet, the peak at the rulebook does make hunger for more.

Just one issue, it seems that Mover (The Solo) and Forty (The Rockerboy) have the exact same pregen stat sets. Is that intentional?
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Jozsef K December 22, 2019 1:22 pm UTC
Super good game, I recommend it.
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Patrick B December 17, 2019 11:55 pm UTC
I love this box. Any news on when the full version is coming out?
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December 27, 2019 2:49 pm UTC
We're working on the core rulebook. No announcement on a date yet but we will scream it when we have one.
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NEIL S December 09, 2019 5:07 am UTC
WIll this be on Amazon
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December 12, 2019 3:08 pm UTC
We do not sell directly on Amazon but it is available to retailers who do. Best way to find out is to do a search there.
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S. K December 05, 2019 8:34 am UTC
Finally got my hands on the physical edition, but can't post a review because I haven't got the digital one. ;)

Nonetheless, here's the review.

The Time of the Red offers really interesting storytelling opportunities. It’s described as a time of hope in which the corporations don’t hold all the cards. And even if by 2077 the corps are the kings and queens of Night City again… who’s to say your PCs haven’t scored some personal victories until then?

The scenario is next to flawless, and the literally only thing that I don’t like about it is how CD Project Red has their fingers all over the product. There’s no particular reason to make this PnP wholly consistent with the upcoming video game. I’d love for the Pondsmiths to worry about 2077 in 32 years, but for now, to just concentrate on 2045 and on consistency with the established timeline until that point. And there are some oversights in that respect. The jumpstart kit’s text e.g. says that Elisabeth...See more
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Jason S November 05, 2019 1:52 am UTC
Though I much enjoyed reading the rules for this game, as someone who has run several different systems over the past 30 years for various roleplaying groups, I would like to make a few interesting observations and maybe ask how they will be handled in the finished product. Now, I have not run previous editions of Cyberpunk, so this is blissfully my first exposure to the rule system, and I have the luxury of making completely neutral observations.

After reading the rules (and I hope I have not misread anything), I noticed that the absolute most important combat stat for any Netrunner that wants to ever hit a target, is going to be Dex. Of course Ref is important for initiative, but basically everyone will want to be a Dex Monster, but that is not necessarily the fault of the system. We all know some players can and will min max a character. I do have the question of weather Dexterity should be a defining attribute for this system's "Grapple" rules. Even if someone is highly dextrous,...See more
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Patrick G October 19, 2019 2:07 pm UTC
Any news on when the full rules should be released?
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October 20, 2019 12:21 pm UTC
We don't have a release window at this time, no. There's still some work to be done, especially to make sure the Red/2077 lore lines up.
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Thomas W October 14, 2019 11:55 am UTC
Is this an actual playable game or is this like so many "preview editions" that consist of nothing more than a few basic rules and ads for the complete edition? $15 seems awfully high for a "preview", especially since we don't know when the actual full version is going to be released.
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October 14, 2019 7:19 pm UTC
This is a starter set. Designed to be played right out of the box. The rules are simple, yes, but there's a nice depth of world lore. It also comes with a number of goodies, such as maps and standees. Over a hundred pages of content plus a full adventure and three scenarios. A bit different from a quickstart.
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Thomas W October 15, 2019 6:32 am UTC
Does it actually have character creation rules (and for more than one class or archetype)? Once the adventure and three scenarios are finished is there still enough to run a game on? Or do we have to wait for the full book (which we still have no idea when it will be out)? Does the Jumpstart Kit have rules for netrunning?
I’m interested in running a cyberpunk type game, but $15 seems like a lot for a pdf that isn’t the complete rules - especially since we have no idea when the core book is actually coming out.
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October 15, 2019 7:25 pm UTC
No character creation rules, but the pregens are customizable to a degree.

We know there are gamers out there running campaigns out of the box. Some of them play it straight. Others are mixing in 2020 rules for now. We're rolling out additional material on our site as free downloads to help with that.

It absolutely has rules for netrunning. They are, in fact, something we're showing off.
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Juan M October 25, 2019 2:39 pm UTC
Where can I find those "additional materials" on your site? Talsorian site or CDPR site?
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Joe A November 04, 2019 3:36 pm UTC
Not the publisher, but there are some in the Kitbashing section for creating your own screamsheets:

They're on the Blog section, by Cyberpunk keyword. I do wish some of the releases were better organized on the website. I'd expect to see this under the Our Games > Cyberpunk section, or even in the Downloads > Game Aids or Community created resources, but they're not.

Some constructive feedback for the publishers - expect to get more press and coverage (already Adamantine seller on DTRPG - congrats!) and especially newbies to your website. Consider restructuring the website to match the new player expectations and make content easier to find and more organized than a Wordpress site. The expectation many new users would have is going to CyberPunk would have EVERYTHING up-to-date and available so far with regards to Red. Links back to press coverage, DTRPG ranking ("We've run so fast we've left...See more
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Pierre S October 03, 2019 4:28 pm UTC
Lovely product, clearly you are doing something right since the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit .pdfs have shot to #1 on DriveThru since Gen Con Aug. 1st, with only a brief demotion to #2 when our good friend Shadowrun Sixth Edition came out. And yet that's a full core book. Gamers clearly want straight-up cyberpunk stories like the original CP2020. I am adjusting to the ins and outs of the post-nuke 2043 Night City setting. Strange to not have an efficient, world-spanning 'Net or a fractured United States. The Netrunner role should be more streamlined to resolve actions, though, so that's an improvement.
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Michal M September 22, 2019 3:12 pm UTC
I have a question regarding full version.
Will it also take place in the years ~2045 or maybe already in the times of Cyberpunk 2077?
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Rory H September 23, 2019 5:27 am UTC
I think, in a full core book, the ideal would be to detail a timeline that inclusively stretches from 2020 up to 2077. There is nothing in the mechanics themselves that preclude this, I think, although there is a degree of irony that not an awful lot technological change occurs leading to the 2077 date (as per the computer game).
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Garret D September 20, 2019 6:48 pm UTC
Good Afternoon! My name is Garret and I recently started a group for Veterans that are into all kinds of geekery and gaming, from comics and graphic novels to card games and tabletop RPGs to video games. I myself am a combat disabled veteran who served 13 years and in two different branches. I represent Stand Down Gaming and we were curious if you would donate some of your products to our mission that could be put to use by Veterans. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to sharing our success with you!

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September 20, 2019 8:47 pm UTC
Hello there! Not the best place to reach us for this purpose. You'll want to send an email to
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Thomas W September 13, 2019 5:10 pm UTC
There's just one question - When will the full system be out? Will it be released at the same time as Cyberpunk 2077?
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September 14, 2019 11:57 am UTC
We haven't announced a release date for the core rulebook. There's still a bit of coordination and work to be done.
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Joe C September 13, 2019 3:34 am UTC
Pre ordering two of these Box set next week.
Will you be doing a Bits & Mortar with the boxset?
Or is this something you' would consider?
Be great to have it in physical form anyway.
Looking forward to it.

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September 13, 2019 11:48 am UTC
We do not participate in the Bits & Mortar program. Thank you so much for asking, though!
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Rory H September 14, 2019 9:06 am UTC
Where are you pre-ordering from?
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Joe C September 14, 2019 4:14 pm UTC
I've pre-order from my local game shop
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Joe C September 14, 2019 4:15 pm UTC
That's fine mate no probs
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