Earlier in this series, I wrote aboutCyberpunk Red, the latest edition of Mike Pondsmith’s cyberpunk tabletop roleplaying game. This edition is being created to bring the timeline of his game closer to the date of Cyberpunk 2077, the forthcoming, hotly anticipated open-world video game from CD Projekt Red.
The core rulebook for Cyberpunk Red is not out yet. To get players up to speed before its release, R. Talsorian Games has released a lovely and affordable starter boxed set called Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit. The game comes with two booklets, one containing world lore and starter adventures, the other, basic rules, six pre-generated character sheets, six cyberpunk-styled dice (2 d10s, 4 d6s), maps, and cardboard character standees. It’s a great way to get your feet wet in the Cyberpunk RPG universe on the eve of the full Cyberpunk RED and Cyberpunk 2077.
I bought the Jumpstart Kit a few months ago and am finally getting around to learning it. I found this series on Armour Class 0 to be a decent introduction to playing the game.
And here’s Mike Pondsmith himself GMing a game of Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart.
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