I used to play/run Cyberpunk and Mekton/Z fairly regularly a few
years back, and found the setting to be highly entertaining.
Plus, the related literature (Sterling, Gibson, Effinger, etc) is
just too tasty a morsel of a setting to really resist. Even in my
games that weren't technically cyberpunk in nature (e.g.
Macross/Gundam-inspired MektonZ game, Heavy Gear, etc), 3 out of
four of my player groups always seemed to fit the
"Edgerunner" urban mercenary black-ops team. Not even
on my accord, even...
And so I mentioned Heavy Gear, which was my first introduction
to the Silhouette rule system, and like you
might've seen on the previous page, I grew to really like the
Silhouette system...alot. And I liked the cyberpunk style...alot.
So just like chocolate and peanut butter, it was fated that'd I'd
do something silly and try and combine the two.
And here are the results...
CypherPunk 2041 (My campaign setting)
What is Cypherpunk 2041, you might ask...? It's my personal
campaign that I've been running on-and-off for the last year and
a half or so (when I get to run). The world contains many
elements from Cyberpunk (both the RPG and the genre), Rifts,
Bubblegum Crisis, and many various works of Masamune Shirow
(Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, and Dominion Tank Police). The
information below will hopefully explain more (as I finish
putting it online)...
Timeline [NEW: 11.27.99]
The World of 2041 & Political Climate
- The Coalition of American States (CAS)
- The Western Free States of NorCal, SoCal, and New Olympus
- Poseidon (New Japan)
- European Commonwealth (EC)
- Federated Russia
- New Azania (African political alliance)
- ANZAC (Australia, New Zealand, Australasian Commonwealth)
- Criminal Syndicates (Yakuza, Kombinat, Mafia, Union
- Major Terrorist organizations
Map of US, Southern Canada
Technology Outline [Coming Soon]
Campaigns & Adventures [Coming Soon]
Silhouette Conversions from Cyberpunk
Silhouette Cyberpunk Skills List
Silhouette Cyberpunk Archetypes
Silhouette Cyberpunk Perks/Flaws
Silhouette Cyberpunk Cybernetics List
Silhouette Cyberpunk Cyborgs [Under Construction]
Silhouette Cyberpunk Equipment List
Silhouette Cyberpunk House Rules [Under Construction]
Adventures & Conversions (Including C.Conkle's Eurotrash)
Converting Interlock to Silhouette
(Character Conversion Guidelines)
Equipment/Weapon Availability Rules
More Hacking in Silhouette [First
...And of course, we must have:
THE COMPENDIUM OF
MODERN ARMAMENTS 2041
The Big Fraggin' Book of Bang-Bangs
FRAMES or NO
The Everything BUT the Bang-Bangs Catalog
Ok. Since you've made it this far down the catalog, you've
probably realized that you've nearly maxxed out your credit
rating on firearms. But you've forgotten to get yourself an
apartment/car etc. This catalog will list much of the other
less-violent needs and wants of a character, such as food,
housing, clothing, electronics and body armor.
Pt 1: Combat-related Gear [Coming Soon]
Body Armor, Armor Enhancements, Combat Electronics
(Optics & Communications)
Pt 2: Everything Else
Tools, hardware, electronics, lifestyle, clothing, (basic)
transportation, and much, much more.
Part 3: Skillchips
Instant access to (nearly) every skill you could ever
require. Requires Neural Interface and an available set of either
Interface Plugs or a Chipware Socket for use.
THE AUTOMOTIVE CATALOG
The 2041 Big Book of Wheels
So now you've got guns, stuff (a stereo, an apartment, etc),
now you just need to find some better transport to/from your
occupation of choice. This Catalog will give a brief summary of
"typical" civilian motor vehicles in the 2040s, with
images and examples of a few specific models.
Spreadsheet for MS Excel 7.0/97.
Extra handy-dandy tool to whip up vehicles using the construction
rules as seen in Jovian Chronicles, also known as the Silhouette
Version 2 construction ruleset. (Someday, those folks at the Pod
Corps will finish producing a version of Under Construction for
the SV2 system, happily making this spreadsheet obsolete...)
Sheet for MS Excel 7.0/97
Quick-and-dirty character construction! Skills, Perks, Flaws, AND
a fully printable character sheet! It will even sort and enter
the majority of the character information (Stats, skills,
perks/flaws, etc) for you! Tres groovy! Setting-specific
versions of this spreadsheet are available under their respective
setting pages (e.g. Heavy Gear, Tribe 8, etc).
NOTE: this spreadsheet uses
one of my house rules: Character Perks & Flaws are purchased
out of the Attribute Point pool, rather than Skill Points...I
like the balance better this way -- also makes players decide on
which perks are really important. Also keeps players from having
1-2 "wasted" stat points due to the number breakdown in
Silhouette Luck Cards
for MS Word 7.0/97.
I cribbed the idea for these (and many of the cards) from The
Blackhammer Project. There's about a dozen or so "new"
card types that I added with help from a friend of mine. If
you're using 'em for Cyberpunk, you may want to remove the more
supernatural-related cards like Prophecy.
Here's how the gig works:
At the beginning of each game session, deal out a number of luck
cards equal to the PC's Psyche+3. The cards may then be played
for results at (almost) any time during the game. Each card
details its application. Certain cards (especially the
PLOT/SUBPLOT cards) should be played at the beginning of the
game, so the GM has time to work in the results in a logical
Write up table for those hordes of nameless goons! Excel 97
Four streamlined character sheets to a single printed
8.5x11" page, good for quick write-ups and reference to
those NPCs with speaking roles! Excel 97 spreadsheet.
CYBERPUNK & RELATED LINKS
Dream Pod 9: Silhouette
Publisher of Cyberpunk 2020
Conkle's 2K20: Excellent Cyberpunk 2020 resource! Author of
the very cool Eurotrash and follow-on adventures. Many other good
resources too, including Netrunning & Hacking rules for
Fuzion and/or Cyberpunk 3.0.
Datafortress 2020: Currently maintained
by Deric "D-roc" Bernier. Lots of goodies, such as the
Updated Autumn Blade sourcebook, the 2021 Military & CorpSec
vehicle catalog, and much, much more. Another favorite is the
CP2020: Home of the Autumn Blade sourcebook & much more!
Blackhammer Project: Another excellent online resource!
Includes prime picks like Verona Beach 2020 and the 2021 Firearms
Project: Crossbreed of Silhouette and Fuzion! Works in
progress include a Ghost in the Shell sourcebook!
CP2020: Another excellent weapons source for CP2020 on the
Excellent website with numerous conversions of modern
military hardware to Silhouette stats. Also the origin of the
explosives rules I use in my RPG campaigns.
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Update News: (Update News Archive)
- 4.18.00: Just a bugfix update. Looks like my version of
FrontPage isn't Y2K compliant, or at least, the little
timestamp macro isn't... Also adjusted my email address,
as the wsunix account disappeared back in
- 1.11.00: Happy (belated) 2K! Christmas/Winter vacation is
drawing to a close... I've had the chance over the last
few weeks to assemble more information, and make a few
relatively minor additions to the webpage. As typical of
just about any update, there's about another dozen
firearms: several new Shotguns (Mossberg 500 bullpup,
KBP's RMB93, Benelli/HK M4, and perhaps a few others),
several SMGs (Bushman IDW, ENARM's MSM, HK's new (ca.
2000) prototype caseless PDW, and a few more), plus a few
extra rifles, too (AKU 94, two sporting carbines, archaic
lever-actions, and a few others from Bushman). Also added
are a few additions to Melee Weapons: taser weapons! I'm
placing a simple link to my FIRST draft rules sets for
Hacking and Equipment/Weapon availability (txt files from
my posts to the JCML and Sil-General MLs).
- 11.27.99: Turkey-day vacation rolls along, which means
I've gotten some time to work on the page. Even though I
should probably be working on something school-related
instead. You know what they say about all work and no
play, right? Moved the "non-frames" version of
the Compendium from this page to its own sub-page. Added
a link. Added a few other odds and ends, including some
background material in the form of a TIMELINE, and a
map of the United States. Also uploaded VCS sheets for
Guges landmate, & CS Terror Trooper. And
if I'm in a good mood, I might even have a few more guns
to put up, too.
- 10.07.99: Wow, long time no update. Well, I've finally
gotten myself more-or-less established in Arizona. And
with that, I've now had some time to work on the page
again. Fairly big update, this time, too. Up this update,
I've got several new weapons (big surprise), something on
the order of 20+ new items! Also fixed the Compendium
format so weapons are now listed alphabetically by
manufacturer and model name. Also made a few changes to
page. I've started work on Appendix I:
Explosives as well (finally found some pictures...).
Should be up pretty soon.
- 08.03.99: Last update for awhile... I'm now packing up to
move to Tucson, AZ for graduate work at the UofA. Got
about 10 new weapons, and fixed the format on almost all
of the weapon archive pages. Lots of new grenade
launchers, a rifle, a shotgun, a SMG or two, and a pair
of pistols. Enjoy! Should the SilCP pages move to a UofA
webserver, I'll be sure to let you folks know...
- 07.23.99: Zipped up the MS Word 97 file for the
Silhouette Luck Cards. Do note, that there's a few cards
that may be somewhat genre-specific to DP9's dark fantasy
game Tribe 8... Bear this in mind when you run across
wierd cards like "Bad Omen" and
- 07.22.99: Wow. Things are a little dusty...<cough>
It didn't make the update, but the Melee
Weapons Catalog is online. Additionally, one of the
format changes I used in the Melee catalog I've grown to
like -- I'm currently in the process of revamping the
remainder of the Armament Catalog to match formats. I've
got the Light, Medium, and Heavy pistols done so far...
Check them out, tell me if you like it better/worse.
Added four new guns, the Polish RADOM P-83 and P-93, the Grader M2043 (from
Trigun, I believe), and the S&W Sigma Enhanced.
Got a bunch more cars for the catalog, too, something on
the order of another 60 possible vehicles (found a spiffy
99 Tokyo Auto-Show webpage).
Images, relevant names and
titles are copyright and/or trademark their respective owners.
Sources include R.Talsorian Games (Bubblegum Crisis RPG,
Cyberpunk 2020, etc.), Palladium Books (RIFTS), Colonial Marines
Tech Manual, Masamune Shirow (Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell,
Dominion Tank Police), Gundam, Autumn Blade, The Blackhammer
Project, Moon-Net and various other online resources. No
infringements of said copyrights intended.