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Shadows of Korea


A Setting Book for GeneFunk 2090 using the 5e OGL ruleset.

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.

Sandbox for Busan
This bustling port-city is filled with intrigue, commerce, and crime. Corporate, criminal, and political powers battle for influence, technology, and turf; a perfect storm for you and your cadre of mercs to climb the ladder of chaos. 

5 Criminal Empires on the Brink of War
Busan harbor is an international trade-nexus and prize turf for smuggling. Control of the ports is hotly contested between North and South Korean Jopok, Fukuoka YakuzaVladivostok Bratva, and a Shanghai Triad. An uneasy truce could be easily shattered, sending these crime syndicate behemoths into an all out war. Fertile ground for mercs like you. 

Corporate Competition
Cutthroat politics and trade-secret espionage permeate this tech-fattened city, with Ronin International, Hexie, Omnitech, Virtruvian, and the Tri-Nation Union all making power plays for dominance. They're all inclined to give you a chance to sway the odds in their favor. 


A Complete City Setting 

19 Different Factions. The different criminal, corporate, and political groups that slice up the power-structure of this megacity, as well a faction system to reward alliances and punish animosity. They have their own aims and interrelationships, so pick your contracts wisely!

Non-Player Characters. There are 36 different narrative NPCs, each with their own motivations, descriptions, stat-blocks, affiliations, and area of influence. These are the movers and shakers in the city of Busan, Korea, and there's artwork for almost every one of them! Friends, foes, or rivals, you make the choices. There's also over 30 new general NPC stat-blocks!

Regional Descriptions and Maps. Breakdowns of the major locations in Busan, complete with descriptions of the important people and places.  Over 20 thematic battle maps included in a separate folder, with both GM and player versions for printing and Virtual Tabletop play.

Encounter Tables. Dozens of different random encounters, for both narrative and combat purposes, differentiated by area of the city and level.


Merc Contracts 

14  Different Merc Contracts. These contracts will take your characters from level 1 to level 8! Each contract is fully described, complete with xp awards, antagonists, traps, and clues. Expect contracts involving assassinations, investigations, body-guarding, and heists! They include 20 different battle maps, most illustrated by the exceptional Miska Fredman


New Rules

  • 8 new class archetypes
  • 5 new engineered genomes 
  • New equipment and feats
  • New cybernetic upgrades! 

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Andrew R January 02, 2022 2:20 pm UTC
Does anyone know if the suit class's Resource favor has a limit on how many times it can be used a session? As written it does have one but that doesn't match up with the codehacker and dealer archetype crook classes ability's of a similar nature.
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Richard K November 02, 2021 4:48 am UTC
Are the digital tokens for this (that were originally part of the Kickstarter stretch goals) going to be made available at some point?
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James A December 18, 2021 4:25 pm UTC
Yes! I'll attach some of those to this purchase over the holidays. I was going to make them available for free to everyone, but some artworks have a commercial license attached that only applies to the sale of this product, so I'll need to make it a part of this product.
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Ralph T September 30, 2021 3:50 pm UTC
Why is there no full preview?
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James A December 18, 2021 4:26 pm UTC
Good question! I'm not sure why it's not properly displaying, it was before, and the PDF is there. I'll inquire with DTRPG.
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Alex T July 18, 2021 4:38 am UTC
Is there going to be a print version available?
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James A August 06, 2021 2:23 pm UTC
Yes! If you are interested in a copy from a full print-run (very high quality), you can visit and get one there as well. Will be setting up a standard color version for POD as well in a few weeks.
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Neil S June 28, 2021 5:14 am UTC
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Alan W June 20, 2021 1:46 am UTC
Which file is the final version?
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James A June 23, 2021 4:09 pm UTC
The April 19th version is currently the most up to date, and all future versions will be dated as they come out.
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Colin M June 19, 2021 11:10 am UTC
Do we have print sizes for the battlemaps?
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James A June 23, 2021 4:08 pm UTC
The maps are relatively high resolution, so should print quite well in general, even at larger scales! For instance, the crèche maps are 8900x6100 pixels, which easily allows for poster-sized printing if needed.
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Johnson L June 03, 2021 3:31 pm UTC
I am curious in seeing the credits for this book.
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