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Dancing with Bullets Under a Neon Sun


Dancing with Bullets Under a Neon Sun is a weird cyberpunk RPG for fans of the OSR. Although based on The Black Hack, it is not just a clone with renamed classes, building on the system to create a new experience, introducing new mechanics to suit the setting and tone, and revamping character creation.

Dancing with Bullets Under a Neon Sun contains five new classes: play as a Contractor, a Merc, a Phreak, a Puppet, a Shark, or a Spider. It also contains dozens of random tables for the game master, beautiful full color art, and inspired graphic design. Enjoy its unique combat systems, flavorful random tables, and item descriptions, or strip it for parts for your home game!

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Reed C February 22, 2021 5:29 pm UTC
I just picked up Dancing with Bullets Beneath a Neon Sun with its recent sale and began reading the rules this morning. Under the section labelled "Initiative," an example is given of a group of players surrounding a Surprise Round, then rolling an Agility Check to determine whether they move before or after the gang of mercs assailing them. A portion of the text reads, "Kim rolls and gets a 14, under her Agility of 15, so Jane will go after the mercs." However, in the Checks section, it notes that rolling underneath the pertinent score indicates moving before the enemies. Is this a typo? Am I missing something here?
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Brian M April 21, 2021 4:38 pm UTC
Yeah it's a clear typo. There are several in the book unfortunately, mostly in the worst possible place, the example section of a rule. Still love the game, but read carefully.
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Brian S December 17, 2020 1:17 pm UTC
Digging what I'm reading so far, hope to have a written review up soon. For NPCs do you just need Hit Die, Resilience and whatever gear and special abilities the GM cooks up (no HD/level difference difficulty system like in vanilla Black Hack)? And am I reading correctly that leveling up only increases one stat score by one every even level (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) or is there more to it (Chapter VI kinda buries the lead as to what leveling up does).
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Daniel G May 19, 2021 5:54 am UTC
Did you ever get an answer to your levelling question? I'm also struggling. It feels like there must be more to it; if it was limited to one stat increase every two levels, it seems weird that it wouldn't just take twice as long to level up, with a stat inrease every level.
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