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Violence is inefficient. Why would you engage in armed violence when you could just say what you need to get out of tense situations, freeze your targets in place without hurting them at all, or do some stealth work and hack your way out of anyone knowing you exist? With any hacker tool, cybernetic enhancement, or inborn proficiency known to humanity, you can defuse your way out of all your problems.

Defuse is a non-violent, lightweight, lighthearted cyberpunk TTRPG. Ever wished you could experience the coolness of a cybperunk world without having to kill anyone, grapple with a lengthy rulebook, or experience grossness or obscenities? With Defuse, you can.

Defuse contains:

  • An 8-page PDF, containing:
    • A full-page cover
    • 3.5 pages of hard rules
    • 2 pages of reference sheets
    • 1.5 pages of useful notes
  • A 3-minute instrumental for setting the tone of a lighthearted cyberpunk universe

For even more possibilities, check out games made with Defuse, including the skating game Charge Night, the solo-play-enabling Crossfade, and the outer-space universe-improvement equipment list FTLpunk!

Take this and jump into a light cyberpunk game now!



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Paolo M August 28, 2023 12:38 pm UTC
Hi! The full size Preview references something called "Master" but of course the link cannot be opened from the preview.

Would it be possible to explain how to check out Master from the item description, maybe?
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Ranjith B August 28, 2023 2:50 pm UTC

The same author has also published a title called Master here on DriveThru, so I assume that is what is meant:

Just a guess, though.

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Noah K August 30, 2023 9:48 pm UTC
Hey guys! Sorry for the confusion. Ranjith is correct—the title linked by Ranjith is, in fact, the one I was referring to. To avoid future confusion, I've added a link in the product description. Thanks Paolo for asking, and thanks Ranjith for providing the answer!
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Noah K September 04, 2023 9:45 pm UTC
By the way, if either of you ever want to stop by the Discord ( ), we'd be happy to have you there! It's always nice to have more knowledgable and interested people around. :)
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This title was added to our catalog on August 27, 2023.
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