Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Why Cypher System Modern?

"Cypher System Modern? Cypher System already has rules for Modern and Sci-Fi genres, what is this all about?"

The Cypher System Rulebook does have some rules for Modern and Sci-Fi games, however they are shoehorned in to a rule set built for fantasy games (specifically those set in Numenera), with only a cursory examination of how to fit modern equipment in to the Cypher/Numenera rules.

My goal with this blog is not to radically alter Monte Cook's Cypher System to fit Modern (and Sci-Fi) genres, but to examine how to use the existing framework presented in CSR to more accurately model modern and futuristic equipment and gear.