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A Setting Book for GeneFunk 2090 using the 5e ruleset, aimed at levels 7-13. For levels 1-8, see the Shadows of Korea setting book.

A Biopunk Jungle Adventure
Dark Forest is a remote Peruvian jungle valley filled with treacherous transgenic life of every variety. The players will encounter carnivorous plantsinsidious parasitesnarcoterroristsmad scientistsmonstrous beastsmutagenic viruseshorrifying kaiju, and diabolical biological AIs!

Secluded and Mysterious. Steep mountains and an engineered canopy that jams wireless signals enclose Dark Forest. The flora itself shifts and twists to make orienteering unworkable—few that venture in to gain its riches return to tell the tale.  

Forbidden Research and Narcotics. Jenterra corporation uses the dense canopy of Dark Forest to conceal its most insidious experiments. They've allied with Sendero Justo, a group of narcoterrorists looking to overthrow the government using drug money and violence.

Lucrative and Deadly.  Dark Forest has biotech secretsnarcotics riches, and hidden vaults in a lost city; it draws mercs like moths to a flame. Not many cadres that enter return, but those that do can comfortably retire.   

Will your cadre emerge flush with Dark Forest wealth, or perish in the attempt?


Six Different Competing Factions. Corporate and criminal enterprises are looking to get fat off the wealth and innovation pouring out of Dark Forest, a hotspot for biotech and narcotics. The precious drugs and illegal wetware sell for top dollar in the black markets of Cusco; opportunistic bandits are just as eager as the manufacturers and peddlers of this contraband. A heavily funded Narcotics Trafficking Council uses brutal force to stem incorrigible smuggling. As a result, the streets and jungle are wet with blood.



  • Adventures in Cusco city
  • Dozens of locations and battle maps
  • Dozens of fleshed out NPCs and transgenic monstrosities
  • 8 new class archetypes
  • 20 new genetic enhancements
  • Expanded Genetic Enhancement Table
  • New diseases and drugs
  • New equipment
  • New cybernetic upgrades
  • Dark Forest Encounter Tables
  • More than 20 different merc contracts

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Samuel S March 05, 2024 3:53 am UTC
What character levels is this intended to cover?
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James A March 05, 2024 12:59 pm UTC
Good question! Levels 8-13 or so! I'll add that to the description.
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This title was added to our catalog on March 04, 2024.