“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” That’s the first line of William Gibson’s 1984 novel Neuromancer and, just like that, he pretty much codified the aesthetic of cyberpunk. This week on the Vintage RPG Podcast, we go ga-ga over the novel and look at the way it influenced cyberpunk RPGs. Or was ripped off by cyberpunk RPGs. We’ve heard it both ways.
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In the episode, Stu mentions a post by Gibson about Shadowrun. If you have access to the text of that, drop us a line!
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Tune in next week for the next episode. Until then, may the dice always roll in your favor!