HARD WIRED ISLAND
THE YEAR IS 2020
Humanity has spread to space. GRAND CROSS is a space station orbiting Earth, a high-tech city, and a gateway to the stars. But in this distant future, it's in crisis...
HARD WIRED ISLAND is a retrofuture cyberpunk TTRPG, inspired by 90s anime. This 400-page PDF includes:
- An easy-to-learn system where social actions and problem-solving skills are at least as important as hacking and getting into fights.
- A shorter player reference document for quick rule access.
- An alternate 2020 setting in an O'Neill cylinder near Earth.
- Descriptions of the many areas of Grand Cross, from the busy downtown Voyager Ward to the high-tech parkland of Mariposa to the Agriculture Ring that feeds the station.
- Seven Occupations, including the Fixer, the Hacker, and the Influencer, along with a plethora of character options.
- Over 100 detailed NPC descriptions, from corporate heavyweights to android crime lords to just regular citizens of an Earth-orbit city.
- A flexible mission prep system that allows characters to adapt their plans on the fly without wasting their earlier efforts.
- A wealth system that tracks the financial burdens placed on you by the capitalist system you live in.
- A cybernetics system that doesn't dehumanize you for installing augments.
- A lot of great art from a lot of great artists.