Mike Pondsmith Archive

  • Night City (Cyberpunk 2020) Night City is a 184-page sourcebook, with two pages devoted to interior cover/editorial/TOC, leaving us with a mighty 182 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy of the book in exchange for a fair review. I am going to break my usual format big time in this review, so a few things: The book features b/w-artworks and maps, two-column standard, and the layout is great. The print copy is a softcover, and ridiculously inexpensive for the amount of content provided.   So, first things first – this book is pretty rules-lite: While there are fully statted NPCs herein […]

    Night City (Cyberpunk 2020)

    Night City (Cyberpunk 2020) Night City is a 184-page sourcebook, with two pages devoted to interior cover/editorial/TOC, leaving us with a mighty 182 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy of the book in exchange for a fair review. I am going to break my usual format big time in this review, so a few things: The book features b/w-artworks and maps, two-column standard, and the layout is great. The print copy is a softcover, and ridiculously inexpensive for the amount of content provided.   So, first things first – this book is pretty rules-lite: While there are fully statted NPCs herein […]

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  • The Lost Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Castle Falkenstein) This massive supplement clocks in at 128 pages; if you detract ToC, editorial, etc., you instead get 124 pages out of this book.   This review was moved up in my review queue due to me receiving a print copy of the book. My review is based on the print copy.   First of all: Don’t be fooled by the cover. Yeah, I know. It doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. Once you flip open the book, however, you’ll be greeted with different aesthetics. But before we get into the nit and grit of this massive book, let’s state something clearly:   Even if you don’t play Castle Falkenstein, this may very much […]

    The Lost Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Castle Falkenstein)

    The Lost Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Castle Falkenstein) This massive supplement clocks in at 128 pages; if you detract ToC, editorial, etc., you instead get 124 pages out of this book.   This review was moved up in my review queue due to me receiving a print copy of the book. My review is based on the print copy.   First of all: Don’t be fooled by the cover. Yeah, I know. It doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. Once you flip open the book, however, you’ll be greeted with different aesthetics. But before we get into the nit and grit of this massive book, let’s state something clearly:   Even if you don’t play Castle Falkenstein, this may very much […]

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  • Cybergeneration 2027: The 2nd Edition This massive game clocks in at 250 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of ToC,1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive245 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This book was requested as a prioritized review by one of my patreons. Additionally, said patreon has graciously provided a print copy, thus moving this further up in my reviewing queue. Thank you, Chad!   So, what is Cybergeneration’s 2nd edition? well, you probably know the grand daddy of cyberpunk RPGs, right? No, not Shadowrun, talkin’ bout Cyberpunk 2020, my friends! Anyways, the original cybergeneration was basically a subsystem, whereas this, the 2nd edition, constitutes a […]

    Cybergeneration 2027: The 2nd Edition

    Cybergeneration 2027: The 2nd Edition This massive game clocks in at 250 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of ToC,1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive245 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This book was requested as a prioritized review by one of my patreons. Additionally, said patreon has graciously provided a print copy, thus moving this further up in my reviewing queue. Thank you, Chad!   So, what is Cybergeneration’s 2nd edition? well, you probably know the grand daddy of cyberpunk RPGs, right? No, not Shadowrun, talkin’ bout Cyberpunk 2020, my friends! Anyways, the original cybergeneration was basically a subsystem, whereas this, the 2nd edition, constitutes a […]

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