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A high action, modern cyberpunk tabletop roleplaying game set in a dystopian San Francisco
A high action, modern cyberpunk tabletop roleplaying game set in a dystopian San Francisco
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2000 Backers! The Economy of 2185

Posted by Dragon Turtle Games (Creator)
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2000 CYBERPUNKS HAVE JOINED THE FIGHT!

We're into the final 7 days of the campaign and have just crossed TWO THOUSAND cyberpunks! You're all awesome!

Now is the time to start sharing the campaign like never before!

We have a limited amount of time left to unlock British Insurgency | London 2185 City Sourcebook, so let everyone know about Carbon 2185 | A Cyberpunk RPG!

Share on your favourite RPG Forums, on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, MySpace (is that still a thing?), share via your Neurolinks, and get the word out!

It is thanks to all of you that Carbon has done so well, let's go into overdrive!

The Economy of 2185

Fed up of having lacklustre economies in tabletop rpgs, we decided Carbon would be different. We have a much more detailed economy in Carbon 2185 | A Cyberpunk RPG than you'll typically find in a tabletop rpg.

Below is a single page from the economy section of our playtest document (that's right, even our PLAYTEST had a detailed economy). This went into broad strokes detail about the different economy classes in San Francisco in 2185, how much people in these classes earn, how much they spend, how much tax they pay, and how many Wonlongs they have at the end of each month.

(Image from the playtest. Not the final product)
(Image from the playtest. Not the final product)

Why is this useful? Player Characters don't have jobs, don't have upkeep costs and certainly don't pay taxes!

Ever wonder how much a factory worker can afford to pay cyberpunks? How much you need to bribe a corrupt cop for it to be worth his time? How much money is nothing to somebody Absurdly wealthy?

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    1. Lukas Buergi
      Superbacker
      on

      (And before someone asks "herself? Isn't Lukas a guys name?": The first mentioned character was a female Japanese surgeling, the second one a male, half-Native elf. I've been playing rpgs for too long now to limit myself to one gender in characters. If I think it's a cool concept or I'm simply in the mood for it, it will be played.)

    2. Lukas Buergi
      Superbacker
      on

      My last longer running SR chara actually opened a business. A fashion label (plus matching, sometimes integrated electronics and matching weaponry if wished for), starting with the character doing all the work herself and ending up with a small company making good money.
      My longest running chara retired as small real estate tycoon and local politician in Puyallup.

      You never know where your career takes you. And it is always good to know these kind of things.

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      daquack on

      My last group wanted to open a business as a front. And to use to launder nuyen as well as now and then fence goods. So having at least one identity that pays taxes might be worth having for more successful groups. At least until you burn it on a run

    4. Lukas Buergi
      Superbacker
      on

      It also gives you some pointers if you want your character to have a legal front.

    5. Dragon Turtle Games 6-time creator on

      Thanks Nicolò! That's what we think as well, if you know this information, it's easier for the world to feel real and consistent.

    6. Nicolò on

      Cool! Surely adds a new layer of immersion ;)