Osprey Games Head To Reality’s Edge With New Skirmish Rules

July 9, 2019 by brennon

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Author and game designer Joseph McGuire (This Is Not A Test) is back with another set of rules this August. You can pre-order Reality's Edge from Osprey Games right now.

Reality's Edge - Osprey Games

There are a lot of Fantasy rules out there right now so space is wide open for rules to pop up from other genres too. Reality's Edge is a Cyberpunk affair, dunking you right into the middle of a dystopian future.

"Welcome to Reality's Edge, a skirmish wargame set in a dystopian cyberpunk future, where players take on the roles of Showrunners - mercenary hackers who lead small teams of trusted operatives and disposable freelancers. Funded by shadow backers, the Showrunners accept jobs from faceless clients for profit, glory, and better chrome… always better chrome.

Battles take place in the concrete jungle known as the Sprawl, but Showrunners must remain wary of the threat posed by Cyberspace. Hacking is pivotal to the game, with data nodes, robots, machines, and even enemy chrome presenting potential targets for a cunning Console Cowboy. In an ongoing campaign, each skirmish offers you the opportunity to earn experience and equipment, from advanced weaponry and synthetics to cyber-implants, biological enhancements, clones, and much more.

This is a world obsessed with whether something can be done, not whether it should."

I like the fact that we're getting a campaign game first off. Any game which allows you to chart the progress and development of your group gets a thumbs up from me. A lot of the tropes of Cyberpunk are being brought to life here with body modification, implants, clones, hacking and the like but it would be cool to see if the game offers some deeper narrative threads for you to follow too about identity and culture. Maybe you could work that into your scenarios yourself as a group and follow it beyond the bounds of just shooting each other.

I am interested to see how hacking is handled in the game. Hacking has always been an exceptionally annoying mechanic in many games, either because it's far too easy or it's far too hard! In roleplaying games, it usually ends up with the storyteller and player spending ten minutes away from the group!

This marks a good excuse to go hunting through the Hasslefree Miniatures range for some Cyberpunk-style characters though now for sure.

I will be watching this one I think!

"I am interested to see how hacking is handled in the game..."

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