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Brainjacked - A Cyberpunk campaign setting for FATE core

Your brain has been hacked; your identity erased. What will you do to get it back?

Brainjacked - A Cyberpunk campaign setting for FATE core

Your brain has been hacked; your identity erased. What will you do to get it back?

£1,123
pledged of £900pledged of £900 goal
73
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 21 2019 5:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

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A member of a team of elite cybermercenaries, you discover that you are not who you thought you were. Your team's skills, friendship and identities are all the results of Brainjacking. Now your only option is to go rogue and confronting the choice: to embrace your new skills and identity as a path for survival or to fight for who you were. Along the way, you'll all have to survive on the streets, find out who did this to you, decide between revenge and redemption. Then comes the ultimate question; are you really free now, or is your freedom another illusion?

Brainjacked is a tabletop roleplaying game set in a cyberpunk world of adventure.  The a setting influenced by such classics as Neuromancer, Ghost in the Shell, Doll House and others.

While able to be used to run 'classic' Cyberpunk style games of 'high tech and low lives', it also contains information for running a Stolen Identities campaign. The campaign centres around the PCs, whom have had their memories and personalities altered via Brainjacking, and their quest to discover who they were.

We will be producing a physic and PDF setting book, which are designed to be used with the FATE core RPG.

This book will contain...

  • Character gen details for a cyberpunk campaign.
  • Guns, Bikes and Cyberware - all the gear and augmentation rules you need.
  • Rules and advice for achieving the cyberpunk vibe in your campaigns and adventures.  These including adjustments to the combat system, hacking the data grid and general storytelling advice.
  • Outline of the 'Stolen Identities' campaign.
  • New Atlantis, a storm-tossed, neon-bleached cyberpunk city in which to base your campaigns.

If we reach our target, the money will be used to pay for art and associated production costs, to create a PDF and a set of print files for the sourcebook.

The majority of the money is going to be spent on artwork. We want to create a vibrant and exciting book for you, and this is what we need your help with most.

We also need to make sure that the final product is professionally laid out and carefully edited.

It will also pay for the production of copies for all backers who Pledged at the Wetware Upgrade and Hardware Upgrade pledge levels.  Shipping is going to be paid separately at the time of printing - see below.

Our initial set of stretch goals is focused on improving the quantity and quality of art in our book. Should we break £1500 more goals will be added.

  • £1000 - Epub edition - we will create an Epub file of the game for easy reference on phones
  • £1150 - Art Bump 1 - We will commission additional art pieces for the book
  • £1300 - Art Bump 2 - We will colourise our black and white art with the intent to produce a full-colour book
  • £1400 -  Deluxe colour pledge opened - We will develope a deluxe colour version of the print files and offer it as a pledge level for soft and hardback (it will also be available for those with print-on-demand vouchers)
  • £1500 - Art Bump 3 - We will pay for more complex and dynamic art

We are planning on producing a 6x9 inch scale PDF, as well as soft and hardback rule books; which are to be printed and delivered to backers via DriveThruRPG.  6"x 9" was chosen because it fits physically on the shelf with the FATE core rule book and other FATE hard copy products (including our first product Henchmen). It is also a size that allows hardbacks to be printed.

You will be able to help us make the best product we can by having the chance to feedback on the initial PDF before we go to print on the final product.

In the final product, we will be including a list of all backers that have helped to make this game possible, as a thank you for backing us.

The product will be delivered via DriveThruRPG.

For those pledging to get the PDF or/and at cost-print voucher for our first product Henchmen, These rewards will be sorted once this Kickstarter campaign has concluded. You won't have to wait until October or November next year for them.

  • You will need a DriveThruRPG account to receive your PDF or use the PoD Voucher. This is free to get and can be done so here.
  • Those with a PoD voucher will be able to purchase an at-cost copy of the book from DriveThru.  They will pay the outstanding money and shipping directly.
  • Those who have pledged for a physical copy will need to pay shipping after the campaign has finished and prior to us shipping the physical book. We will contact you when it is time to do so.
  • You will need access to the Fate Core rules to use this product.  Fate Core rules are available from numerous sources including their original creator and publisher Evil Hat LLC, with whom we are not affiliated (but to whom we are grateful). It is also available on DriveThru  here .

Our postage is being done through DriveThruRPG, and money for it will be collected shortly before we begin fulfilment.  It is possible that shipping costs will vary between now and then, though as a rough guide as to what to expect there is a list  here  (in dollars).   As it currently stands the book will have approximately 120 pages. We project that we will be in the cheapest category for hardback and second category for softback.

Risks and challenges

Completion - We have managed a project on this scope before, delivering the PDF and book as promised. We know a project of this scale is within our ability and we have the experience to do so.

Delivery - We are using DriveThruRPG for production and shipping. They have a proven track record and the PoD and Post delivery method avoids the complications of shipping books in bulk. They are dispatched from the printer directly to you.

Timeline - Our last project delivered on time and we now have the experience which should make this one more straight forward.

Shipping cost - We are not collecting shipping from backers until we are ready to print and send. This is because of the volatility in shipping prices and exchange rates. Shipping through DriveThruRPG, with production facilities in different countries, reduces the risk of excessive shipping costs.

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