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Cyberpunk RED

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Welcome to the Time of the Red, Choomba! The Megacorporations spent decades wrecking everything and in the aftermath of their last War, everyone has to fend for themselves.

A man with a cyberarm and a cowboy hat walks through a Night Market, exploring what's for sale.

But that’s just fine. You can handle it. After all, in a world of vicious boostergangs, rampaging cyborgs, corporate assassins, and nihilistic doomsday cults, there’s only one rule: Always take it to the Edge.

Take the big risks, get the big rewards. Be the action, start the rebellion, light the fire. Never drive slow when you can blaze a trail.

You’ve hooked your Militech pistol to the interface in your brain; upgraded your cybernetic fist with carbo-glas blades; and installed cybereyes that can pierce through the red haze like morning fog. There’s a world full of opportunities out there, just waiting for the right Edgerunner. Maybe that’s you.

Three edgerunners cautiously make their way down a corridor during an infiltration mission.

Cyberpunk RED is the latest edition of the classic tabletop roleplaying game of the Dark Future and encompasses everything you need to explore the post-War world of the Time of the Red, including:

  • A dense, deep-dive into the history and geography of Night City and the greater Cyberpunk world, and plenty of the lore about the Time of the Red.
  • Ten unique Roles for you to play: charismatic Rockerboys, lethal Solos, quick-hacking Netrunners, inventive Techs, lifesaving (and taking) Medtechs, hard-hitting Medias, duty-bound Lawmen, scheming Execs, clever Fixers, and range-riding Nomads.
  • A huge collection of useful tools, powerful weapons, protective armor, and gleaming cyberware to help you rule the Street.
  • Three Screamsheet adventures to show you what Cyberpunk is all about.
  • Pregenerated opponents perfect for populating the Combat Zones and Corporate compounds, plus encounters that use them to bring the City to life.

Want to try out Cyberpunk RED but not ready to take the big plunge? We've got you covered. Check out the Cyberpunk RED Jumpstart Kit, the perfect introduction to the Cyberpunk universe. Or, if you want to go classic, you can always pick up the legendary previous edition of this game, Cyberpunk 2020.

The Cyberpunk RED Jumpstart Kit box 

Additionally, play now on Virtual TableTop!

One of the screamsheet adventures in Cyberpunk Red is available now for play — FREE! — on Astral TableTop. The QuickStart comes with pregenerated characters and character sheets wired up for automated rolling. It also offers the GameMaster some guidance on playing the scenario on Astral for those GMs new to Astral or new to virtual tabletops (VTT).

After checkout, look for the link to unlock your adventure on Astral. Alternatively, you can just create an account on Astral; once you're on the "Home" page, you'll see the Cyberpunk Red adventure there in the list of free QuickStarts.

 
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David L December 02, 2020 6:37 am UTC
An old player and collector of Cyberpunk here since ~1990. Both previews cover a contents page, some legalese typical inner cover credits stuff, and a flavor text story intro. This is very cool, but...

Neither preview gives any insight into how the rules have been changed or updated. Actually, the preview pages don't cover any rules material at all. I have the jumpstart kit, so that does give me a good idea of where this is heading (and honestly, I prolly buy it anyway to complete my CP collection) but it's really hard to know what you're buying when the sample provided doesn't allude to any of the product's rules... could this be updated to see a glimpse of the new ruleset?
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C December 02, 2020 1:41 pm UTC
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A very good point. It might take us a little bit but we'll work on a custom preview that shows the book off.
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Kevin B December 02, 2020 8:29 pm UTC
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Another thing you could do David is go to the R Talisorian Games website. As the launch date approached they put out a number of articles that gave insights into how the game rules would work. There are also a number of online sources on youtube that go into how the game works in some detail. One of the best I have found is Cyberpunk Uncensored. They do a great job of breaking down the roles and combat. Either of those two sources should give you the insight you are after.
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Garrett T December 02, 2020 5:37 am UTC
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Big shoutout to R. Talsorian Games for being awesome about answering rules discussions quickly and adding to the errata based on discussion! Did have one question come up after a Tech brought up the idea of buying a home security system:

Vehicles get an exception to the usual DV 29 + 1 month required to repair Luxury/Super Luxury items, but Active/Emplaced/Environmental Defenses don't seem to be included in that Vehicle category, and the party tech isn't looking forward to needing to buy new defenses any time a turret gets too damaged. Is this intentional or an oversight?
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C December 02, 2020 1:44 pm UTC
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That wasn't an oversight. Vehicles are specifically designed to be repaired and repaired quickly. However, with a GM's permission, a drone could be considered a vehicle of a sort and fall under that table.
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david B December 01, 2020 5:18 pm UTC
I bought the physical copy of the book, is there anyway to get the PDF without buying twice? Before I pre-ordered the book, I saw a post saying there were no plans to release a digital version of the book, and then a couple days after my pre-order, it was posted that the digital PDF was getting released, and early too.
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C December 01, 2020 5:20 pm UTC
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We are part of the Bits and Mortar program as a publisher. If the store you purchased it from is as well (and signing up to be a retailer in the program is free and easy) they can provide you with the PDF.
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david B December 01, 2020 5:26 pm UTC
So if they aren't partnered with Bits and Mortar I will have to buy it twice?
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C December 02, 2020 1:46 pm UTC
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Hello there! First, I want to apologize for the confusion. I'm not sure exactly what we posted that led you to think there would not be a digital version of the book but it was always our intention to release one and we've never said we wouldn't. For a while, we weren't planning on a Physical/Digital combo but after looking into Bits and Mortar and thinking about the best ways we could help out local retailers hit hard by this year, we decided to go that route and make Cyberpunk RED available via Bits and Mortar.

Again, sorry for the confusion.
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William Darby E November 30, 2020 7:40 pm UTC
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Quick question on the printed book if bought from R.Tal site: is it being updated with the erratta like the PDF, or will we need to print the errata from the zip file out for the physical book?
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C November 30, 2020 7:56 pm UTC
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The current print run is the first printing, so any physical copy you'll find out there (including bought on our webstore) will need the errata.
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William Darby E November 30, 2020 8:47 pm UTC
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Got it, thank you!
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Patrick B November 29, 2020 8:05 pm UTC
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I love the book so far but there is one thing that I wonder about. Hacking a corporate NET is well explained and I understand it.

But how do you do more “basic” hacking? Let’s say someone is making a phone call on their agent, how would I eavesdrop on their conversation or how could I steal their e-mails? Can this even be done wirelessly?

Would that not be possible at all or would a Security Tech roll be appropriate?
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Phillip G November 30, 2020 8:05 am UTC
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I would go with a security tech roll for all the hacking that doesn't involve diving into an actual architecture. Interface can do some amazing things, but agents don't have the ability to even host an architecture as far as I know.
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Joel L November 28, 2020 1:25 am UTC
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Will there be any integration with Roll20 or FG?
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C November 30, 2020 2:24 pm UTC
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Hi there! There's some fan efforts already in progress. We're looking at working on official solutions as well, but it won't be immediate.
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Ian H November 27, 2020 3:44 am UTC
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Been an interesting read so far. I like the life path system and the inclusion of ones for each role.

Question about languages. It says everyone knows Streetslang and 1 language based on their cultural origin. Is streetslang the equivalent of common in fantasy systems or is it just a collection of slang that everyone can use to vaguely understand each other and proper communication is with the background languages?
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C November 28, 2020 3:47 pm UTC
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Streetslang is a pidgin language common to most residents of Night City. How detailed you want to get regarding its limitations is up to you/your GM. Many groups use it much like Common but some use it as a stopgap and, if you're communicating with it rather than by a full language, require either a Skill Check to get difficult concepts across or impose a negative modifier when doing complex social interactions while using it.
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Phillip G November 25, 2020 10:27 pm UTC
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I love the fact that you are updating the PDF with the errata. I have bought a ton of pdfs from others that have had game busting errors and never bothered to even respond to the dozen or so comments pointing them out, but you all are on it.
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C November 25, 2020 11:33 pm UTC
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Thank you!
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Reinhard H November 25, 2020 10:23 pm UTC
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Thank you for the great book.

My question:
Does the security officer's template on page 415 suggest that speedware increases reflexes, dexterity and move by 2? This is not mentioned in the description of speedware.
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C November 25, 2020 11:34 pm UTC
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The changes are due to Medium Armorjack, which is a -2 to REF, DEX, and MOVE. The numbers in ( ) are "when armor is worn" numbers.
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Roy W November 25, 2020 2:05 pm UTC
Is there a projected date for a POD version of this PDF?
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C November 25, 2020 2:34 pm UTC
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We don't generally offer new books as PoD, so it won't be coming for several years at the earliest.
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Craig H November 26, 2020 6:28 pm UTC
Aside from PoD, will there be any print run of this book? If so, is there an expected date for this?
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C November 26, 2020 6:42 pm UTC
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Hi! The physical book is currently available! Check with your friendly local gaming store. You can also order it directly from R. Talsorian games via our webstore.
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Roy W November 28, 2020 3:19 pm UTC
Oh, okay, sounds great, thank you.
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Mihaly V November 24, 2020 10:27 pm UTC
Bought the book from a different source and preparing for our first game with it now. The question came from a tech player: which skill to fix armor? (Apologies if already asked)
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C November 25, 2020 12:49 am UTC
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Thanks! You repair armor with Weaponstech.
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Patrick S November 24, 2020 7:02 pm UTC
Hhhmm, that competent 2star review has me convinced to buy this game.
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Joris F November 26, 2020 1:54 am UTC
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Happy it helped you decide.
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Joe B November 23, 2020 7:39 pm UTC
So on page. 391 of the new rulebook, in the "Setting The Mood" section, it mentions the name Kandinsky alongside Vangelis for recommended listening. Does anyone know who they are referring to? I can't seem to find the artist. Is it a typo? Are they referring Kavinsky? I'd appreciate the help!
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C November 25, 2020 12:49 am UTC
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Kavinsky, yes. Sorry. We'll fix that in the next errata pass.
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Joe B November 26, 2020 7:48 pm UTC
Thank you! Keep up the amazing work.
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Jerome H November 23, 2020 12:10 am UTC
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Fantastic book, but I do have a question. Will there be a GM's Screen PDF that I can work from?
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C November 23, 2020 1:55 pm UTC
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GM's screen is in progress of being finished.
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Will T November 22, 2020 10:15 pm UTC
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Just in case some are unaware, there are some excellent tutorial and real play videos on YouTube with more being added all the time. They really help.
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Phillip G November 22, 2020 10:04 pm UTC
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What happens if you are a couple of games into the campaign and someone dies? Do they just start at zero or do they transfer accumulated IP?
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Jerome H November 22, 2020 11:59 pm UTC
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That depends on the GM. I'm willing to let players transfer over accumulated IP, but if I get someone who's character cycling to find some kind of weak point in my game...well, death isn't the only outcome :-)
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