R. Talsorian Games Inc. 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 Memoirs of Auberon of Faerie (Falkenstein) This supplement clocks in at 125 pages of content, already accounting for editorial, covers, etc. –so quite a lot of material!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange of a fair and unbiased review. This review is based on the print-version of the book.   All right, as you know by now, I tend to write Falkenstein-reviews in character, but here, this is not feasible, as the content within this book contains a plethora of metaplot spoilers. As usually, we have a book here that is written in character, which means that, in spite of having quite an impressive amount of […]

    The Memoirs of Auberon of Faerie (Falkenstein)

    The Memoirs of Auberon of Faerie (Falkenstein) This supplement clocks in at 125 pages of content, already accounting for editorial, covers, etc. –so quite a lot of material!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange of a fair and unbiased review. This review is based on the print-version of the book.   All right, as you know by now, I tend to write Falkenstein-reviews in character, but here, this is not feasible, as the content within this book contains a plethora of metaplot spoilers. As usually, we have a book here that is written in character, which means that, in spite of having quite an impressive amount of […]

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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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  • Comme il faut (Falkenstein) And now for something completely different! The following is a review for a Castle Falkenstein supplement, yes, but I’d wholeheartedly recommend reading the following even if you don’t play the game.   I’ve noted below where the aspects of the review come into play that are not Castle Falkenstein-specific.   Comme if faut is a 130-page supplement, with one page cover,  1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 126 pages of content. This review was move up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy of the softcover of the book. While my review is primarily based on the softcover, I also consulted the […]

    Comme il faut (Falkenstein)

    Comme il faut (Falkenstein) And now for something completely different! The following is a review for a Castle Falkenstein supplement, yes, but I’d wholeheartedly recommend reading the following even if you don’t play the game.   I’ve noted below where the aspects of the review come into play that are not Castle Falkenstein-specific.   Comme if faut is a 130-page supplement, with one page cover,  1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 126 pages of content. This review was move up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy of the softcover of the book. While my review is primarily based on the softcover, I also consulted the […]

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  • Bastille Day (Cybergeneration 2027) This adventure/sourcebook for the Cybergeneration 2027 game clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 46 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, at least, let’s try. You see, the scan this time around is not particularly good, which makes the letters come out a bit pale and grey/blurry, which proved to be a considerate hassle while reading this as a pdf. Perhaps it’s me being sensitive to the like, but I considered this to be somewhat exhausting for the eyes. Anyways, this is a module, but it also features two new yogangs, so I’ll start […]

    Bastille Day (Cybergeneration 2027)

    Bastille Day (Cybergeneration 2027) This adventure/sourcebook for the Cybergeneration 2027 game clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 46 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Well, at least, let’s try. You see, the scan this time around is not particularly good, which makes the letters come out a bit pale and grey/blurry, which proved to be a considerate hassle while reading this as a pdf. Perhaps it’s me being sensitive to the like, but I considered this to be somewhat exhausting for the eyes. Anyways, this is a module, but it also features two new yogangs, so I’ll start […]

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  • MediaFront (Cybergeneration 2027) This expansion for Cybergeneration 2027 clocks in at 82 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial/introduction, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of index, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 75 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This book was gifted to me by one of my patreons for the purpose of a prioritized review.   Ah, cybergeneration 2027 – here we are again, and this time, we’re talking about media and its role in the comparatively now retro and not-so-far future of 2027, and, once again, the sourcebook has undoubtedly aged a bit – but actually less than what one would consider at first. The introductory, […]

    MediaFront (Cybergeneration 2027)

    MediaFront (Cybergeneration 2027) This expansion for Cybergeneration 2027 clocks in at 82 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial/introduction, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of index, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 75 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This book was gifted to me by one of my patreons for the purpose of a prioritized review.   Ah, cybergeneration 2027 – here we are again, and this time, we’re talking about media and its role in the comparatively now retro and not-so-far future of 2027, and, once again, the sourcebook has undoubtedly aged a bit – but actually less than what one would consider at first. The introductory, […]

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  • VirtualFront (Cybergeneration 2027) This expansion book for the classic Cybergeneration-game clocks in at 90 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 86 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was commissioned by my patreons as a prioritized review.   Ah, the virtual world, as seen through the delightfully (at least from nowadays) retro-perspective of the 80s and early 90s, through the dystopian lens of Cybergeneration – we have an interesting sourcebook on our hands here, one that wastes no time and immediately situates us within the meta-narrative of the setting, explaining the legal situation and how the ISA have managed to basically […]

    VirtualFront (Cybergeneration 2027)

    VirtualFront (Cybergeneration 2027) This expansion book for the classic Cybergeneration-game clocks in at 90 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 86 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was commissioned by my patreons as a prioritized review.   Ah, the virtual world, as seen through the delightfully (at least from nowadays) retro-perspective of the 80s and early 90s, through the dystopian lens of Cybergeneration – we have an interesting sourcebook on our hands here, one that wastes no time and immediately situates us within the meta-narrative of the setting, explaining the legal situation and how the ISA have managed to basically […]

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  • Eco Front (Cybergeneration 2027) This sourcebook for Cybergeneration clocks in at 82 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of index, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 78 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I received this book as a gift for the purpose of a prioritized review by one of my patreons.   So, the state of the world is not a rosy one in Cybergeneration and this book, well it details the ecological front of the struggle of the youth. It also, partially in hindsight, hits close to home. Global warming runs rampant and while industrial pollution seemingly is less nasty in our world than it is here, it still remains a problem. At […]

    Eco Front (Cybergeneration 2027)

    Eco Front (Cybergeneration 2027) This sourcebook for Cybergeneration clocks in at 82 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of index, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 78 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   I received this book as a gift for the purpose of a prioritized review by one of my patreons.   So, the state of the world is not a rosy one in Cybergeneration and this book, well it details the ecological front of the struggle of the youth. It also, partially in hindsight, hits close to home. Global warming runs rampant and while industrial pollution seemingly is less nasty in our world than it is here, it still remains a problem. At […]

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  • Castle Falkensteinvisualcage.ru This massive RPG clocks in at 226 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of editorial/ToC, leaving us with 221 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is Castel Falkenstein? In short, it is one diceless pioneer of the pioneers of both Neo-Victorianism and steampunk-aesthetics. The year if 1870 in an allotopia of our own world and it, unlike the literary genres, does not necessarily take a grim or even dark approach to the era: Instead, it very much embraces a fantastic glorification of the good, high life or the upstanding, virtuous epitome of the age of enlightenment before the cynicism and disillusion of […]

    Castle Falkenstein

    Castle Falkensteinvisualcage.ru This massive RPG clocks in at 226 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of editorial/ToC, leaving us with 221 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is Castel Falkenstein? In short, it is one diceless pioneer of the pioneers of both Neo-Victorianism and steampunk-aesthetics. The year if 1870 in an allotopia of our own world and it, unlike the literary genres, does not necessarily take a grim or even dark approach to the era: Instead, it very much embraces a fantastic glorification of the good, high life or the upstanding, virtuous epitome of the age of enlightenment before the cynicism and disillusion of […]

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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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