"Go to the sign of Harvel's Axe, a dubious inn on the edge of the Thieves Quarter, in the City of Greyhawk, and look to your own wrist. If you perceive a bracelet and dangling dice, watch for the next throw in the war between Law and Chaos and be prepared to follow the compelling geas." -Signal

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cyberpunk - Night's Edge

This is where we are going to be in seven short years. I won't speak to if that is better or worse than where we are really headed. Night's Edge is a alternate reality setting for the core Cyberpunk 2020 setting. This is a world where the undead and other beasties of legend are real. One has to think that Charlaine Harris might have had some contact with this in the past. Night's Edge was released in 1993 and the books in  "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" started in 2001 so it is possible.I normally an not a huge fan of mashed up genres but this works for me.

From the back of the book:

The night is a wonderful place. You can live it up forever (an some of us do...) without being noticed if you don't want to. Those who live in the night better have the Edge, the Night's Edge, for there is a special kind of "people" who live there.

You might call them leeches, vryolokos, vampires or monsters, but then again, they might call you cattle, meat or lunch and beside, name calling is so childlike. The bottom line remains that even if you don't like them, you gotta respect them. Law of the jungle you know. And the night is one huge jungle, complete with it predators and preys.

Some may want to reverse the roles, make the hunters hunted, but they are few. Most are just happy to not be fodder, food for them. Live and let live, I suppose...

Nights edge is an Alternate Reality Sourcebook for CyberPunk 2020. It is the first in a series of modules and sourcebooks that brings techno-horror to the world of CyberPunk. It contains rules covering mostly vampires but also their brethren, lycanthropes and were-wolves. Also included are rules for vampire hunters and psychic powers.

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