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Carbon 2185 | A Cyberpunk RPG Core Rulebook
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Carbon 2185 | A Cyberpunk RPG Core Rulebook

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Play as a Cyberpunk, a rebel refusing to live life by the rules of the oppressive megacorporations that rule San Francisco in this high action tabletop roleplaying game by Robert Marriner-Dodds.

Carbon 2185 gives you the chance to play in the cyberpunk worlds you've seen in movies, television shows, and video games.

The Core Rulebook is the only thing you need to run and play hundreds of hours of games in the world of Carbon 2185.

Carbon 2185 is a brand new tabletop roleplaying game built using the D&D 5e open game license, with all the magic, magical items, and fantasy elements removed, and replaced with cybernetic augmentations, upgradable and customisable weapons, and computer hacking skills. 

 
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Kevin B December 05, 2019 5:49 pm UTC
I have seen a version of this that is called the "Augmented Version". What is the difference between this version and that version?
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Raymond W November 30, 2019 3:13 pm UTC
Seriously, 5e? I haven't been following this, but as a fan of the old 2020, I is disappoint.
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Michael B December 03, 2019 6:41 am UTC
Then get Cyberpunk RED, which is the official from Talsorian.
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Raymond W December 04, 2019 2:48 am UTC
Ah thanks I got a bit confused.
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Scott N November 26, 2019 10:00 pm UTC
Why no pod? Really?
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Bobby J November 29, 2019 4:53 pm UTC
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According to Dragon Turtle Games facebook post, they are "working on (offering) a physical copy from their store soon."
I would imagine that if that doesn't happen, then they may try and offer a POD here.
And... the pdf was just publicly released last month.
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Scott N November 29, 2019 6:34 pm UTC
Thanks for the info.
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Steven C November 23, 2019 3:04 pm UTC
I have some friends that are obsessed with 5e style rules and this may grab them an let me run future settings that I enjoy instead of fantasy ones. My main question/concern is the the 'gear-porn' for the book. Is there a lot of options to set up your character with many different load-outs and options for them? Also how does the equipment pricing work in the game? Lastly as a cyberpunk game how much cyberware do players and non player normally equip, is it the standard one or two items everyone has or is everyone normally sporting something different but relevant to their career choices?
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Matteo S November 23, 2019 6:39 pm UTC
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There's mundane gear such as rope, flashlights and comm devices. For weapons, you have different type of weapons that range from melee, pistols, submachine guns, shotguns, assault rifles, combat shotguns, sniper rifles and heavy weapons such as miniguns and grenade launchers. Some of them are better versions of other weapons, but they cost more. You're not going to find as much weapon variety as Core Starfinder or C2020 with all expansion books, for example, same with armor. All the equipment can be bought with the game's currency, Wonlongs, and as long as you have the money, you can buy all the gear, weapons, armor and ammo you want.

Augmentations, this book's way of calling cyberware, are a different story. You can buy Tier 0 and Tier 1 Augs with Wonlongs, but to be able to purchase higher tiers, so more powerful augs you will need to increase your character's Influence level, which can be done by completing missions for either Corporate or Criminal, increasing that faction level's influence. Regarding...See more
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Isaac S November 22, 2019 10:19 pm UTC
Is it supposed to be only 10 levels or is it intending to multiclass? Or maybe still to release higher levels later?
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Matteo S November 23, 2019 6:23 pm UTC
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The maximum level in the game is 10, and there's no multiclassing. Staying below level 10 keeps HP numbers low and challenges still dangerous, as you have other ways of progressing your character after you've reached level 10 (augmentations, influence).
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Isaac S November 24, 2019 10:57 pm UTC
Thank you.
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Scott W November 17, 2019 3:11 pm UTC
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Great game, cannot review due to being a publisher. BUY THIS BOOK.

Hardcover...when...
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Dani J November 14, 2019 6:24 pm UTC
Do I need 5e of the world's most famous rpg game ot not? Hope it's a standalone game
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Brady C November 14, 2019 8:48 pm UTC
Standalone. All the rules are clearly explained.
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Dani J November 15, 2019 12:01 pm UTC
Great!! Let me get my wallet.
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Brady C November 14, 2019 1:38 am UTC
I found out more about "Ghosting". Check out the lead designer talking about it at the 32 minute mark:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi1C_Xo83ZA&t=368s
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Brady C November 08, 2019 3:20 am UTC
Does this version incorporate the already published errata?
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Joe A November 08, 2019 7:01 pm UTC
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I purchased the PDF two days ago. I've just checked two items from the errata posted on the Dragon Turtle Games website: Addition of a name to Additional Designs on p1, and the addition of two drugs on p101. Both errata are present on the PDF, so I'd say its safe to assume that Errata are included on the PDF.
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Michael H November 10, 2019 12:59 am UTC
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Yes, it’s the augmented version which incorporates the errata, and some additional cybernetic augmentations.
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Brady C November 13, 2019 6:53 pm UTC
Thanks guys.
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John S November 07, 2019 3:28 pm UTC
When can i buy the hardcopy corebook and screen? I'm liking what I see!
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Kevin B November 04, 2019 7:03 pm UTC
I read a short portion of this from a pdf a fellow gamer bought. I noticed that in the setting most of the pollution on the planet is outside the cities. How does that make sense? Please don't take this as a knock. All the reviews I've seen have been great but if I'm going to purchase another cyberpunk pdf the setting I'm going to tell stories in has to make sense.
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Nathan P November 05, 2019 4:59 am UTC
The Pollution is "mostly" kept outside the cities by heavy use of purifiers and the like. It keeps the pollution in the cities 'livable'; meaning on the best days you have 600ft of visibility and 100ft on the worst of days due to smog. This is likely still a setting where breathing masks are commonplace and the radiation can still pose problems to those in the worse off districts.

All in all the game and setting seem solid from a first read. There are some issues that seem to stem from trying to keep the players from accruing too much cash. Guns are bio-locked, meaning you have to break the lock before using them; but unlocking a gun costs the same as a sawed-off gun bought normally (100,000 Won). The Unlocking price is deducted from any attempted sales and even hackers are unable to break the lock. They don't give out a reason (like it requiring a large facility) so you'll have to explain that yourself. Further by default Augments aren't worth selling, as in worth 0 won, unless GM dictates...See more
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Wayne S November 04, 2019 3:08 pm UTC
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I dont like 5th ed and still like this game :) Its good, I had to mod it to make combat more lethal but wasnt hard.
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Thomas W November 04, 2019 8:59 am UTC
I'm curious if there are rules for the Net/Matrix/Grid VR computer network. Also, how is cyberware/bioware handled? Is it something that any character can get, or is it incorporated into class/race/background? Finally, since this is a 5e based system, is combat handled similarly through hit points or have modifications been made to make combat more lethal?
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Wayne S November 04, 2019 3:09 pm UTC
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No Net rules and honestly it doesnt massively suffer for it (Im a massive Cyberpunk fan and netrunner still annoys me).

Only available to a certain class.

Its normal 5th Ed Lethal so had to mod it to make it more lethal.
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Matteo S November 06, 2019 1:30 pm UTC
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There are Augmentations that are avaiable to all characters, if they have the required amount of money and Influence level to afford them. These Augments span out from simple replacements, flat modifiers to attacks/damage/checks, to making you invisible or granting you flight speed.
To keep them in check, you have a Blood Toxicity mechanic; it reminds me a bit of the cyberpsychosis from C2020. Each Augment in a tier (there are 6 tiers, including Tier 0) increases your Blood Toxicity level by a flat amount, and your character's Blood Toxicity level at first is twice your Constitution Modifier, minimum of 2. If you go over it, you are poisoned until you remove enought augs to get your Blood toxicity equal or below your max. If you go four times higher than your Con modifier, you also become uncoscious. Five times highter, and you die. Tier 0 Augs (most notable of these are replaments) do not add Blood Toxicity.
There are ways to increase your Blood toxicity level, for example picking specific medicines...See more
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November 30, 2019 10:06 pm UTC
Wait, seriously? A cyberpunk game with no hacking rules? That seems like a serious oversight. Future plans? I was about to put in an order on this until I saw this message.
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Chris S November 04, 2019 12:06 am UTC
Is there a physical copy of this book? Or can it be printed?
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Luke W November 04, 2019 1:42 am UTC
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This book has an offset print which is available through usual distribution.
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Scott W November 17, 2019 10:14 pm UTC
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What does that mean, exactly? A print version is not offered anywhere; can this be uploaded and printed in HC?
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Stefan C November 26, 2019 11:56 am UTC
From the Dragon Turtle web site: At this point in time, there is no print version of any of our products, but that may change in the future due to popular domand
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Eric W November 01, 2019 9:27 pm UTC
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A TOP CLASS addition to the Cyberpunk RPG genre! Easy to play, easy to develop for. Well designed with clear, readable text and simply comprehensible rules modifications to the 5th Edition D&D rules. Comes with a great setting. Gives you all the Blade Runner cyberpunk thrills and anti-corporate, anti-authority excitement you could ever ask for. This book is a beloved addition to my cyberpunk RPG collection. I look forward to continuing to expand my collection of material for this system and setting as long as new updates are released. Looking forward to years of entertainment and adventure!
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