Refreshment Technician Extraordinaire
- Aug 16, 2017
- Reaction score
To be fair, thats in 2020 too. The whole Nomad thing has a very Mad Max, kind of Boy and His Dog post eco apocalypse vibe.The other thing Cyberpunk Red added into the genre is post-apocalyptic landscapes. Just like in Blade Runner 2049, the spaces outside of the cities are blasted zones, with Road Warrior-style vehicle gangs and plenty of ruins to explore.
So if you get bored with neon cities, go out into the wastes!
And the cities, with their Combat Zones, felt right out of Terminator, Escape from New York and so on.
The RPG was very much rooted in what I call Movie Cyberpunk. Think 80s action movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger. RoboCop and the like. Or Pitlander, Blade Runner and other more subtle pieces. But not so much the works of Gibson or Sterling.
As for netrunning, I used to ignore the whole crossword grid thing and running all a bit more abstract. It seemed to work well and was way faster.