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Your team is an underpaid corporate interests upkeep operations group (a fancy name for the faceless corp hit squad that you are) in a dark, ultra-market-driven cyberpunk world. You play as one of these privatized military operatives.

Explore the highs and lows of what it means to be one of those goons that are on the receiving end of bullets and katanas in most of the cyberpunk stories out there. Complete missions set out by the Corporation. Do your best and try to keep up with the monthly payments of your cyberware. Experience highly stressful and traumatic situations, and be forced to confront them again at a later date again.

Become the best squad in the whole Corporation, and get your function outsourced to a cheaper alternative.

A Forged in the Dark game of a dark dystopian future.

  • Minimalist hack condensed into three sheets.
  • Innovative d12-based variant of the FitD system.
  • In rolls, the STATE of the operative and the SITUATION itself determine how the dice and their results are read.
  • The corporation the group works for only cares about the EXPENSE and PROFIT, while characters have to struggle with HARM and STRESS.
  • Characters can fail, succeed or overreact in their actions.
  • Downtime rules push the characters towards their inevitable end.

Included in this is also a Beta Document for Cyberpunk is Dead 2 that is my own "what we use in our games" document - it contains some updates to the rules. It is an ongoing work in progress and should only be used as a companion for the main game, as it makes no sense on it's own.

This work is based on Blades in the Dark, product of One Seven Design, developed and authored by John Harper, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.


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In order to download this tabletop rpg you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Cyberpunk is Dead 1.0 (color).pdf 511 kB
Cyberpunk is Dead 1.0 (printer friendly).pdf 263 kB
Cyberpunk is Dead 2.beta.1.pdf 94 kB

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Forged In The Dark Cyberpunk done right. Really cool game with some neat ideas, Petri!