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Carbon 2185 | A Cyberpunk RPG Core Rulebook
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Carbon 2185 | A Cyberpunk RPG Core Rulebook

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Play as a Cyberpunk, a rebel refusing to live life by the rules of the oppressive megacorporations that rule San Francisco in this high action tabletop roleplaying game by Robert Marriner-Dodds.

Carbon 2185 gives you the chance to play in the cyberpunk worlds you've seen in movies, television shows, and video games.

The Core Rulebook is the only thing you need to run and play hundreds of hours of games in the world of Carbon 2185.

Carbon 2185 is a brand new tabletop roleplaying game built using the D&D 5e open game license, with all the magic, magical items, and fantasy elements removed, and replaced with cybernetic augmentations, upgradable and customisable weapons, and computer hacking skills. 

 
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Dani J November 14, 2019 6:24 pm UTC
Do I need 5e of the world's most famous rpg game ot not? Hope it's a standalone game
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Brady C November 14, 2019 1:38 am UTC
I found out more about "Ghosting". Check out the lead designer talking about it at the 32 minute mark:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi1C_Xo83ZA&t=368s
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Brady C November 08, 2019 3:20 am UTC
Does this version incorporate the already published errata?
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Joe A November 08, 2019 7:01 pm UTC
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I purchased the PDF two days ago. I've just checked two items from the errata posted on the Dragon Turtle Games website: Addition of a name to Additional Designs on p1, and the addition of two drugs on p101. Both errata are present on the PDF, so I'd say its safe to assume that Errata are included on the PDF.
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Michael H November 10, 2019 12:59 am UTC
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Yes, it’s the augmented version which incorporates the errata, and some additional cybernetic augmentations.
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Brady C November 13, 2019 6:53 pm UTC
Thanks guys.
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John S November 07, 2019 3:28 pm UTC
When can i buy the hardcopy corebook and screen? I'm liking what I see!
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Kevin B November 04, 2019 7:03 pm UTC
I read a short portion of this from a pdf a fellow gamer bought. I noticed that in the setting most of the pollution on the planet is outside the cities. How does that make sense? Please don't take this as a knock. All the reviews I've seen have been great but if I'm going to purchase another cyberpunk pdf the setting I'm going to tell stories in has to make sense.
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Nathan P November 05, 2019 4:59 am UTC
The Pollution is "mostly" kept outside the cities by heavy use of purifiers and the like. It keeps the pollution in the cities 'livable'; meaning on the best days you have 600ft of visibility and 100ft on the worst of days due to smog. This is likely still a setting where breathing masks are commonplace and the radiation can still pose problems to those in the worse off districts.

All in all the game and setting seem solid from a first read. There are some issues that seem to stem from trying to keep the players from accruing too much cash. Guns are bio-locked, meaning you have to break the lock before using them; but unlocking a gun costs the same as a sawed-off gun bought normally (100,000 Won). The Unlocking price is deducted from any attempted sales and even hackers are unable to break the lock. They don't give out a reason (like it requiring a large facility) so you'll have to explain that yourself. Further by default Augments aren't worth selling, as in worth 0 won, unless GM dictates...See more
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Wayne S November 04, 2019 3:08 pm UTC
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I dont like 5th ed and still like this game :) Its good, I had to mod it to make combat more lethal but wasnt hard.
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Thomas W November 04, 2019 8:59 am UTC
I'm curious if there are rules for the Net/Matrix/Grid VR computer network. Also, how is cyberware/bioware handled? Is it something that any character can get, or is it incorporated into class/race/background? Finally, since this is a 5e based system, is combat handled similarly through hit points or have modifications been made to make combat more lethal?
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Wayne S November 04, 2019 3:09 pm UTC
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No Net rules and honestly it doesnt massively suffer for it (Im a massive Cyberpunk fan and netrunner still annoys me).

Only available to a certain class.

Its normal 5th Ed Lethal so had to mod it to make it more lethal.
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Matteo S November 06, 2019 1:30 pm UTC
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There are Augmentations that are avaiable to all characters, if they have the required amount of money and Influence level to afford them. These Augments span out from simple replacements, flat modifiers to attacks/damage/checks, to making you invisible or granting you flight speed.
To keep them in check, you have a Blood Toxicity mechanic; it reminds me a bit of the cyberpsychosis from C2020. Each Augment in a tier (there are 6 tiers, including Tier 0) increases your Blood Toxicity level by a flat amount, and your character's Blood Toxicity level at first is twice your Constitution Modifier, minimum of 2. If you go over it, you are poisoned until you remove enought augs to get your Blood toxicity equal or below your max. If you go four times higher than your Con modifier, you also become uncoscious. Five times highter, and you die. Tier 0 Augs (most notable of these are replaments) do not add Blood Toxicity.
There are ways to increase your Blood toxicity level, for example picking specific medicines...See more
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Chris S November 04, 2019 12:06 am UTC
Is there a physical copy of this book? Or can it be printed?
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Luke W November 04, 2019 1:42 am UTC
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This book has an offset print which is available through usual distribution.
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Eric W November 01, 2019 9:27 pm UTC
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A TOP CLASS addition to the Cyberpunk RPG genre! Easy to play, easy to develop for. Well designed with clear, readable text and simply comprehensible rules modifications to the 5th Edition D&D rules. Comes with a great setting. Gives you all the Blade Runner cyberpunk thrills and anti-corporate, anti-authority excitement you could ever ask for. This book is a beloved addition to my cyberpunk RPG collection. I look forward to continuing to expand my collection of material for this system and setting as long as new updates are released. Looking forward to years of entertainment and adventure!
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Sacchi S November 01, 2019 3:42 pm UTC
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Anyone knows when the print copy will be coming? I feel like if it's not long away, I'd rather wait for one than purchase the PDF now.
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Luke W November 04, 2019 1:42 am UTC
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This book has an offset print which is available through usual distribution.
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Justin S November 01, 2019 5:31 am UTC
Is the book full color?

Like John E I'd like to know about print copies.
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Matteo S November 01, 2019 9:18 am UTC
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Yes, the book is in full color.

I don't know about the print copies, but DTG said they were coming.
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Dylan B November 01, 2019 4:22 pm UTC
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I backed early on Kickstarter and can confirm that the book is in full color, no need to worry.
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J.T. D November 01, 2019 1:54 am UTC
Any chance we could get a full-size preview?
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Robert M October 31, 2019 11:28 pm UTC
This looks really good. How adaptable are other 5e products like monster manuals?
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Matteo S November 01, 2019 9:27 am UTC
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I ran Carbon 2185 for about 2-3 months at this point, was a KS backer. I can tell you that although you can convert other 5e statblocks easily, all the "Enemies and Villains", aka monsters, have been made with Carbon2185 system in mind.

In general, Cyberpunks (PCs) are less powerful than 5e characters, and the enemies in the book reflect that. If you want to do it, I would recommend converting 5e Tier 2-3 monsters and below. If you go above, it'll be too much for the PCs to handle, even if they're fully decked with Augmentations, powerful guns and fully levelled (max level is 10 by the way).

For example, you could reflavour an Orc or a Hook Horror easily, but something like a Pit Fiend or a Dragon would be hard to do.
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Michael H November 01, 2019 6:07 pm UTC
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One of the fans on the Facebook Cyberpunks of 2185 group has posted some great conversions! Click on the Files tab. Check out this conversion, Church of the Machine Bound God cult servitor, converted from an Erinyes devil: https://m.facebook.com/story/graphql_permalink/?graphql_id=UzpfSTEwMDAyNDcyMTkzNjI3NjpWSzoyNjM2NzE1MDIzMDM5NDMx
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Hellucard T October 31, 2019 8:51 pm UTC
A nice spin on the traditional cyberpunk theme. Playtested it way back and got intrigued already. The nice mix between realism and sci fi is quite unique. It is much easier to grasp and learn than say Shadowrun or the Cyberpunk 2020 table top rpg. I cannot wait to see where this RPG goes.

Everything from cybernetic enhancements to large mech suits, this game has it. I cannot reccomend the game enough if you want a solid cyberpunk rpg to play.

Keep up the amazing work guys!
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Joe D October 31, 2019 7:24 pm UTC
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I'm curious, what are the changes in the Augmented Edition?
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Matteo S November 01, 2019 9:34 am UTC
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The changes include flavour text rewordings to better convey the ideas of the setting, in particular Scounder and Investigator. Some new Augmentations and Drugs, about 4-5 new statblocks for Enemies and Villains, and a lot of misspelling errors were fixed. They also added a quick search function in the PDF.
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John E October 31, 2019 6:29 pm UTC
I love this book and the art! Is there any way in the future hopefully to get a print copy?<br>
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My group is very strict on physical books for games we will be playing.
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Michael H November 01, 2019 5:42 pm UTC
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The developer recently posted on the Facebook Cyberpunks of 2185 group that print copies will be available on Amazon soon!
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November 03, 2019 5:55 pm UTC
when is soon it can not be pre-ordered
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