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This book contains everything you need to play GeneFunk 2090

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

  • 31 NEW FEATS!
  • DRUGS!

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.

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Chris S February 05, 2020 10:25 pm UTC
What’s the difference between Premium and Standard HC?
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James A February 07, 2020 4:14 pm UTC
The quality of the print, as outlined here:

However, if you want an even higher quality print than either of these, books from a full print run (which are higher in quality than PoD) are available here:
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Chris S February 08, 2020 2:30 am UTC
Thank you I just bought the later you mentioned. I didn’t care for the gold foil cover art. But I will sure enjoy having a hard copy. I’m combing Carbon 2185and this to create a futuristic world for players.
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Adam A February 05, 2020 2:59 am UTC
Question: For the Angel injection hack (p. 212) it says the it leaves you very taxed and you take a level of exhaustion, but from the description it can be used on anyone. If injected into someone else who takes the exhaustion?

Thanks, loving the book.
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Brian S February 05, 2020 7:30 pm UTC
The person who has been injected with the drug gains the level of exhaustion. "This drug leaves the body very taxed" refers to the effects of the biobot colony on the recipient, not the difficulty of operating a syringe. Assume the "you" in drug descriptions to be the person injected.
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Brian S January 27, 2020 7:07 pm UTC
Just received my hard copies from the offset print run (I'm in the USA). Fantastic quality! If you get the chance to purchase this version (I believe an online storefront is in the works), you're in for a glossy, well bound treat!
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Jaxton D January 26, 2020 4:00 am UTC
Is an adventured or some sort of story included in this or is it just a rulebook?
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James A January 27, 2020 1:52 pm UTC
There's a setting, and adventure hooks, but no campaign module. One is currently in development!
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Mark G December 04, 2019 1:47 pm UTC
Full Disclosure: I am friends with the author and have both run and played this game since its inception many years ago.

This is an incredible game and superb production. It was first created using 3rd edition rules, then 4th, and now 5th, and it seems to get better each iteration. If you are looking for a cyberpunk game but different than what's out there, then this is the game for you. Its unique take on the genre (focus on genomics) is both clever and interesting. The classes are so well made that usually when I play an rpg, I have an immediate preference, but here I want to play them all. The world can be as big or small as you like, but whatever you choose it will be exciting and full of adventure. I still remember stories we created from around a decade ago; like the time they attacked a diplomatic attache on the Brooklyn Bridge - let's just say that Samurai can do a lot of damage.

Most importantly, the game is fun. I can near guarantee that if this is the kind of game you might...See more
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Patrick S December 03, 2019 6:58 am UTC
Just bought the PDF and had a first look: Very, very good work.
And very nice contact via mail. Buy this.
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Mike A December 01, 2019 5:33 am UTC
I have play-tested this game and spent hours pouring over the material. The artwork is simply AMAZING! The world is well thought out and the game system is wonderful. It took my weekly RPG game to the next level! I love the versatility of the characters and genomes. I love the random 'flaw' chart for creating you own genomes and the weapon list is out of this world!
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Stacie W November 30, 2019 9:51 pm UTC
Print on Demand?
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James A December 01, 2019 12:25 am UTC
Thanks for interest! Email me at! :)
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Guillermo V December 01, 2019 12:41 pm UTC
I'm also interested.
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Patrick S December 01, 2019 1:45 pm UTC
Yes, please
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James A December 02, 2019 4:47 pm UTC
PoD will be available soon, the file needs to be approved, and I need to get a proof to verify quality. :)

Another option is you could buy a book from me directly, from an offset print run. The quality of the offset print book is be even higher, and the price would be lower than PoD. If you're interested in this, email me at, and I'll give a 19 USD discount if you include your DTRPG order number. :)
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Carson M November 30, 2019 5:45 pm UTC
This is a fantastic rule and setting book. I've been using it to augment (heh) the 5e cyberpunk game I've been running for some time now and the amount of creative stuff to pull from is magnificent. My favorite part of the book is the new character classes which are so unique and much more than just 5e classes with cyberpunk window dressing. They're well thought out and many of them drip with intrinsic roleplay potential. My favorite is the Suit who is a utility class that draws its powers as "favors" from the organization they represent.

Genefunk is worth every cent of the asking price. Check it out.
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James A December 01, 2019 12:25 am UTC
Thanks for specific feedback, I'm glad you enjoy it!
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Scott W November 30, 2019 5:07 pm UTC
I cannot do reviews here, as a publisher, but oh boy oh boy. This is an incredible work. Well thought out, clever, and imaginative. I am going through it again and will try and get my D&D group to test it out...I have just the thing in mind.

Well done James!
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James A December 01, 2019 12:26 am UTC
Cheers, if people are getting enjoyment out of it, that's all I can ask for. :)
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