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“Cyber Android Soldiers” – An old school RPG-project

A few days ago I had a great idea for a tabletop RPG. Imagine the future: year 20XX. Robotics and cybernetics are common and humans live luxurious lives with their robotic and cybernetic servants. That is, until the attacks from a Robotic Terrorists begin. A new counter-terrorist organization called Cyber Android Soldiers is formed to eliminate these robotic terrorists and bring peace.

So basically the idea is:
– A cyberpunk world inspired by AstroBoy, Metropolis and especially the MegaMan-games
– Mission-format adventures with old school dungeoneering vibe
– Mechanically simple, yet with vast amount of customization for the characters

I already have some ideas on the mechanics, but I think I’ll test them before writing them down.

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Categories: Game Design, RPGs
  1. March 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Sounds like an idea. I think the mission format would probably work nicely if incorporated mechanically in the game rules/spirit/whatever. I would imagine that at the start of a session, the GM describes the mission for today (infiltrate building X and destroy huge-ass war robot inside) after which the players take whatever gadgets they need/like. Then they attack the building, using their gadgets and weapons to overcome the devious traps and enemies set by the GM and destroy the boss robot. It would work as either a single session or a longer campaign, giving clear outlines to each session.

    • March 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      That was my intention. If you are familiar with my other game, The Knights of the Lily, it has a similar Mission-structure. The Missions can be handled in a single session, or expanded to a campaign. But the main idea is that the campaigns consist of different Missions that ultimately lead to an epic Last Mission.

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