This free teaser for Hypercorps 2099 clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?
This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.
All right, only GMs left? Right! The organic soap corporation R.I.P.E. has a job-offering – and it sounds simple – but your fridge is empty and highjacking the shipment may be the more lucrative job offer – after the deal with Mr. Grey is concluded, a weird bird delivers a counter-offer (on an old piece of paper, included as a hand-out) and, indeed, however the PCs engage the assignment, they will probably see to much – i.e. a nasty, tentacled THING. If they press the matter, things may end up…unpleasantly…
Urban savages will try to get their hands on the shipment in the employ of hyper-otyugh dealer Bazzik, who may or may not prove to be a rather challenging adversary, with multiple lair-specific tricks…and yes, killing the transported monster is another option, though one that can screw their payday. The brief escort-module does feature 4 sample NPCs and 2 pages of nice full-color maps.
Editing and formatting are very good – I noticed no significant glitches. Layout adheres to Hypercorps 2099’s two-column full-color standard with solid full-color artworks. The pdf comes fully bookmarked for your convenience.
This short escort-sidetrek is a great introduction to the over-the-top-flair of Hypercorps 2099 – while the theme may be similar to other cyberpunk games, Hypercorps 2099 is more light-hearted and yes, downright bonkers – and, at least as far as this brief mission is concerned, it works out pretty well. Mike Myler delivers his trademark levity here and the nice player-friendly maps alone make this worth the download in my book – a solid, nice teaser-sidetrek you can complete in about 2 hours, this does manage to interest me further in the setting – and it’s FREE, so yeah – a nice, free, sidetrek worth a final verdict of 5 stars – as a FREE supplement, you can’t do much wrong here.
You can get this free teaser-module here on the KS-page!