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10 weeks left of the Cyberpunk revival contest

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on April 16, 2010

I started the 1km1kt Cyberpunk revival contest back in January. I’d half convinced myself no one would enter and the whole thing would sink into obscurity. I wasn’t expecting so many really great ideas. See I told you, there are smart people on the internet mother!

I’m very impressed with the quality of the ideas and W.I.P.s shared so far on the forum. Well done monkeys!

As of 0930(GMT) on April the 16th we have an amazing 22 announced entries. If you want to contribute there is 10 weeks to get that idea written down. You could win the 1km1kt cash prize!

Metropole Luxury Coffin by madunkieg

Squatters & Sleepers by Spacemouse

Project X by Hawell

Cybershade by Blaquesaber

ROME by WittyDroog

CyberSins by Thought

Technogrammation by Carone

Open Life by NoobHealer

Multiplicity by Koipond

Erreshet by SheikJabooty

ModernPunks by TadK

Flooded by Phil

Disgenesia by Maledictus

Code named Neon by Peril Planet

The Grey City Machine by espynwislyn

Physrep by Nifara

This Bright Society by Logan Howard

Sniffing out Signal by tzirtzi

Nano-punk by Darthmath42

The 24-Hour People by Some Guy

Truth, Inc by JasonP

Last ResOrt by lastresOrt

If you want to enter but don’t like forums. Don’t worry. Read the rules, Write your game, then submit your masterpiece to 1km1kt. You’ll still be eligible for the cash prize.

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Two months into the Cyberpunk Revival Contest, 3 to go!

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on March 17, 2010

The contest is going great. Look how many entries have been announced already! You can see the authors discussions, ideas and work in progress threads over on 1km1kt forum

Metropole Luxury Coffin by madunkieg

Squatters & Sleepers by Spacemouse

Project X by Hawell

Cybershade by Blaquesaber

ROME by WittyDroog

CyberSins by Thought

Technogrammation by Carone

Open Life by NoobHealer

Multiplicity by Koipond

Erreshet by SheikJabooty

ModernPunks by TadK

Flooded by Phil

Disgenesia by Maledictus

Code named Neon by Peril Planet

The Grey City Machine by espynwislyn

Physrep by Nifara

This Bright Society by Logan Howard

I’m really looking forward to reading these. I just hope we can keep the momentum we’ve built up!

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[1km1kt] Cyberpunk revival project Banner and Logo Unveiled

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on January 18, 2010

Rob Lang of the free RPG blog has produced some lovely new art to advertise the contest.

Thanks Dr Lang! Head over to http://1km1kt.net/community  and enter now!

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[CONTEST] 1KM1KT CYBERPUNK REVIVAL PROJECT

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on January 15, 2010
Adam Zero

"Adam Zuro" by Chad Michael Ward

I’ve decided to run a contest through 1km1kt. I love Cyberpunk, I want to see it revived. UPGRADED

Here’s my post on the 1km1kt project forum

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£30 in Amazon vouchers to the winner!

Cyberpunk is dead. We want to save her! Bring her back and you could win £30.

Here’s what you’ve got to do

  • Tell us here in this thread that you intend to enter
  • Write a Cyberpunk setting
  • Include Keeton as an NPC (Glorious benefactor also acceptable)
  • Submit before 2359Hrs(GMT) on the 30th of June 2010
  • Make a thread here about your game (optional, but we really want you to)

Rules

Gamers need rules. Here they are.

  1. No Copyright Infringement (or you die, seriously)
  2. Must include Keeton as an NPC
  3. £30 will be in Amazon vouchers
  4. This is not a team effort. One author. However…
  5. You may use art or system/mechanic with permission.
  6. Must not exceed 30 pages
  7. Must be complete, playable setting
  8. Must be PDF or RTF format (ask for help if you are unsure)
  9. Open to all Professionals and amateurs alike
  10. The judges -WILL- enter but cannot win
  11. I am the law. (The Judges’ decision is final)

Judging criteria

You really, really wanna win £30? Here’s how we’ll judge it.

  • Keeton or Glorious benefactor as an NPC
  • (Goal) Is this game modern Cyberpunk?
  • (Complete) Done?  Is it playable?
  • (Attractive) Is it pretty?
  • (Professional) How much effort went into layout and style?
  • (Extras) Did you include an actual cover, index, character sheet or any other cool things you get in a proper RPG?

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Enter Now!

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So you thought Cyberpunk was dead?

Posted in RPG General by misterecho on November 4, 2009

Cyberpunk 2020 is only ten years and two months away.

Is it still fiction? I think so.

The fact is Kids aren’t super hackers, they can barely read and write. There is no Totalitarian, Dystopian world government. politicians are too inept to rule effectively in the current system never mind toppling democratic process and seizing global power. They can’t even get away with lining their own pockets without being caught.

We have no direct energy weapons, no flying cars and no crazy cool cybernetic enhancements. well not many 🙂

Secondlife -is- Netrunning, The father of cyberpunk, Neuromancer author William Gibson says so. I respectfully disagree.

Artificial intelligence has turned out to be an  oxymoron. We may get to a stage of “strong AI” or general intelligence. Artificial consciousness however seems to be an impossible dream.

But the world of cyberpunk and science fiction in general still fascinates me, and many others. Take datafortress as an example. This website was updated on the 31 Oct 2009.  My heart leapt for joy when i navigated to this site for the first time in years. It’s full of amazing cyberpunk content and links. I would go as far as to say its THE definitive resource.

Check out datafortress now!

http://datafortress2020.110mb.com/