It is the year 2015 and corporations exert their influence over every aspect of human life. The gulf between the haves and the have-nots grows ever wider, and the desperate underclasses rumble in discontent. The ecosystem teeters on the verge of collapse as corporate interests race to strip mine the planet of its natural resources, heedless of impending disaster. Wracked by internal strife and political corruption, the great powers turn inward. Foes old and new, emboldened, rise to threaten the established global order.
But some resist the New Order. Operating in the shadows, they forge their own path, living by the code of the street. They are the Runners…
So, it happens that I recently crossed off another year around the Sun. I’m also, I feel, within a month or so of releasing System Crash. So I decided to do a combined birthday & release party deal. The theme, natch, was Cyberpunk.
The flat was plastered with cyberpunk art from System Crash and the classics of the genre, guests were offered “blue pill” and “red pill” shooters as they came in the door, and there was neon everywhere, of course.
Like all good cyberpunk media, there were Urban Punks and Street Gangers…
…Street Samurai and Cyborgs…
… and, of course, femme fatales.
Also, these guys, who didn’t ask for this.
And Greenbeard, the crazy ex-hacker who’s been on one too many Matrix runs.
Thanks to all my friends who came out and made it such an awesome night. *Comic book guy voice* Best. Party. Ever.
Hone your Edge and Fight The System, Runners!