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|Tarou Suzufuki, F.E.A.R.
|Enterbrain, Game Field
|1993 1st Edition
1995 2nd Edition
1998 The Revolution (3rd Edition)
2002 The Revolution REVISED (3.5)
2003 The Detonation (4th Edition)
Tokyo NOVA (トーキョーN◎VA) is a cyberpunk role-playing game with a long history in Japan. It is in its fourth edition: Tokyo NOVA The Detonation. It supports stories in the cyberpunk, hardboiled crime fiction, and contemporary fantasy genres.
The setting is an alternate near-future Tokyo called "Tokyo NOVA", after a pole shift. Tokyo NOVA is a dangerous and attractive city.
Playing cards are used instead of dice in the Tokyo NOVA system. The suits of cards correspond to four abilities: Spade (♠) is reason, club (♣) is passion, heart (♥) is life, and diamond (♦) is mundaneness. This system is similar to that used by Castle Falkenstein , which Tokyo NOVA predates by a year.
The game features a "style" system, which somewhat corresponds to a character class system but represents not only the abilities and occupations of the characters but also ways of life. For example, the Kugutsu (Japanese for "puppet") style represents not only the job of a megacorp's employee but also the character's unshakable loyalty to the company.
Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a dystopian futuristic setting that tends to focus on a "combination of lowlife and high tech", featuring futuristic technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with societal collapse, dystopia or decay. Much of cyberpunk is rooted in the New Wave science fiction movement of the 1960s and 1970s, when writers like Philip K. Dick, Michael Moorcock, Roger Zelazny, John Brunner, J. G. Ballard, Philip José Farmer and Harlan Ellison examined the impact of drug culture, technology, and the sexual revolution while avoiding the utopian tendencies of earlier science fiction.
Cluedo, known as Clue in North America, is a murder mystery game for three to six players that was devised in 1943 by British board game designer Anthony E. Pratt. The game was first manufactured by Waddingtons in the United Kingdom in 1949. Since then, it has been relaunched and updated several times, and it is currently owned and published by the American game and toy company Hasbro.
Cyberpunk is a tabletop role-playing game in the dystopian science fiction genre, written by Mike Pondsmith and first published by R. Talsorian Games in 1988. It is typically referred to by its second or fourth edition names, Cyberpunk 2020 and Cyberpunk Red, in order to distinguish it from the cyberpunk genre after which it is named.
In tabletop games and video games, a character class is a job or profession commonly used to differentiate the abilities of different game characters.
CyberGeneration is a follow-up to the R. Talsorian's Cyberpunk 2020 role-playing game. CyberGeneration was originally published as a supplement for Cyberpunk, but later re-released as a fully featured game in its own right under the title CyberGeneration Revolution 2.0. It is set in the year 2027, 7 years after the events in Cyberpunk 2020. The game's timeline doesn't correspond with that of the later third edition of Cyberpunk, which makes no mention of any of its contents or setting elements.
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Fuzion is a generic role-playing game system created by the collaboration of R. Talsorian Games and Hero Games. The rights to Fuzion are jointly held by Mike Pondsmith of R. Talsorian Games, along with Steve Peterson and Ray Greer of Hero Games. Fuzion is a combination of the Interlock System,, and the HERO system. Fuzion is an adaptable system which can be played in any genre and setting imaginable.
e-Amusement, stylized as e-amusement, is an online service operated by Konami, used primarily for online functionality on its arcade video games. The system is used primarily to save progress and unlockable content between games, participate in internet high score lists, access other exclusive features depending on the game, and access the Paseli digital currency service.
The Interlock System is R. Talsorian Games' proprietary role-playing system.
The Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game is a role-playing game published by TSR, Inc. that uses the SAGA System and features characters published by Marvel Comics. It should not be confused with the earlier Marvel Super Heroes Game, also published by TSR, the later Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game, published by Marvel itself, or Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, published by Margaret Weis Productions.
Character creation is the process of defining a game character or other character. Typically, a character's individual strengths and weaknesses are represented by a set of statistics. Games with a fictional setting may include traits such as race, class, or species. Games with a more contemporary or narrower setting may limit customization to physical and personality traits. This is usually used in Role-playing games.
Michael Alyn Pondsmith is an American roleplaying, board, and video game designer. He is best known for founding the publisher R. Talsorian Games in 1982, where he developed a majority of the company's role-playing game lines. Pondsmith is the author of several RPG lines, including Mekton (1984), Cyberpunk (1988) and Castle Falkenstein (1994). He also contributed to the Forgotten Realms and Oriental Adventures lines of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, worked in various capacities on video games, and authored or co-created several board games. Pondsmith also worked as an instructor at the DigiPen Institute of Technology.
The Universal Fighting System (UFS) is a collectible card game designed by Jasco Games. Games of UFS represent a fight between two characters in hand-to-hand combat. Characters are drawn from original properties as well as a number of licensed ones, such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, The King of Fighters XIII and Darkstalkers. The sets are cross-compatible – cards from multiple licenses can be included in the same deck, and characters from different universes may face each other in a match.
Alshard (アルシャード) is a Japanese role-playing game designed by Jun'ichi Inoue and FarEast Amusement Research. It was released in July 2002. The current, version 1.5, known as Alshard fortissimo or Alshard ff (アルシャードフォルティッシモ,アルシャードff) was published in July 2005. It is a fantasy role-playing game with mechanical items like Final Fantasy. Alshard's game system is named Standard RPG System and is used in other games such as Tenra War and Kaze no Stigma RPG and so on. SRS including Alshard series is one of the largest role-playing game systems published in Japan.
Role-playing games made in Japan made their first appearance during the 1980s. Today, there are hundreds of Japanese-designed games as well as several translated games. Tabletop RPGs are referred to as tabletalk RPGs, a wasei-eigo term often shortened as TRPG in Japan to distinguish them from the video role-playing game genre.
Sigma Harmonics is a 2008 role-playing video game co-developed by Square Enix and Think Garage, and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS. An expanded port for mobile devices was released in 2010 under the title Sigma Harmonics Coda. The storyline follows Sigma Kurogami, a member of a magical family based in Tokyo. He goes on a mission through time with childhood friend Neon Tsukiyumi after demons escape the family's imprisonment and rewrite history through a series of murders. The gameplay combines role-playing combat mechanics, and adventure-style investigation and storytelling.
Cyberpunk the CCG is an out-of-print collectible card game designed by Peter J. Wacks, based on R. Talsorian Games' dystopian near-future role-playing game Cyberpunk 2020.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a 2020 action role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt Red and published by CD Projekt. Set in Night City, an open world set in the Cyberpunk universe, players assume the role of a customisable mercenary known as V, who can acquire skills in hacking and machinery with options for melee and ranged combat. The main story follows V's struggle as he deals with a mysterious cybernetic implant that threatens to overwrite his body with the personality and memories of a deceased celebrity only perceived by V; the two must work together if there is any hope to separate the two and save V's life.
Tokyo Afterschool Summoners, known also by the blend word Housamo, is an F2P role-playing video game for Android and iOS. It is developed by Lifewonders, a mobile gaming company operated by the dōjin circle Yojouhan-teki Seikatsu. It is noted as one of the first commercially produced LGBT video games created in Japan, and one of the first commercially produced LGBT games to extensively utilize gay manga ("bara") artwork.
Hoshi wo Miru Hito is a 1987 Japanese video game for the Famicom home console. Developed by Another and published by HOT B, it is based on the 1984 video game Psychic City. The game is a science fiction role playing video game where players use psychic powers to defeat enemies.