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Synopsis

"The sky above the port was the colour of a television, tuned to a dead channel."

Thus opens Neuromancer, the seminal work of William Gibson that was one of the most significant fictional works that introduced us to the Cyberpunk genre, way back in 1984.

Since then, we've seen Cyberpunk themes and ideas pervasively infiltrate popular culture, with dystopian troubled futures and cyberpunk stylings found in many popular films, books, manga and other media. The concept has been advanced and developed too, with such ideas as tech-noir, biotech-punk and transhuman SF. We've seen reinventions and reinterpretations of cyberpunk, and the genre remains as fresh and relevant now as it did 25 years ago.

Roleplaying games have embraced Cyberpunk too, with some of the most recognised names in the industry wholeheartedly accepting the Cyberpunk ethos. From the chromed eighties-stylings of Cyberpunk 2020, to the ankh-wearing gothic punk of Vampire: The Masquerade, to the over the top fantasy of Shadowrun, the genre has made its mark in roleplaying.

This game, Pyromancer, offers yet another spin on the Cyberpunk genre, continuing the legacy of reinvention of the original concepts. It is proudly and unashamedly Cyberpunk, but I hope you find it offers something new and worth your time.

Pyromancer is set in the Burning Lands - a troubled realm in a fantasy world where the totalitarian rule of church and guild is a force of oppression, keeping the average Joe down. The powers that be maintain their stranglehold on society through control of fire - through mastery of the arcane dimension of the Realm of Flames, they monopolise pyromantic magic and through doing so control the provision of heat, light and power to the general populace. The wealthy elite grow fat off the back of the debt-indentured masses.




The World of Pyromancer


Character Generation


Credits


This is a complete roleplaying game created on the rpg.net wiki by Asklepios.

The Pyromancer concept was initially conceived by TheLoneAmigo of rpg.net and used as the basis for an rpg.net wiki project called "Flamepunk". That game development has long since been abandoned - this game is a reboot, borrowing concepts from that project but is a separate entity

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