Hunters Entertainment is bringing the neo-noir world of Altered Carbon to tabletops this year, having reached its Kickstarter goal in just 5 hours!

Based upon the best-selling novels by Richard K Morgan, Altered Carbon is set centuries into the future when the human mind has been digitized and the soul itself is transferable from one body to the next. This twisted reality of transhumanity enables Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game to create challenging stories, complex characters, and century-spanning epics, all which explore the darkest aspects of human nature that the value of life and death once held in check.

The game is set in California during the year 2384, the same year and setting as the first book and Season 1 of the Netflix series. There players explore the futuristic metropolis of Bay City, taking control of police, military, technicians, artificial intelligence, CTAC special operatives, and the influential elite of high society on endless sci-fi adventures. Hunters designed a new game system for this transhumanist future, offering players unique opportunities to augment abilities, utilize futuristic weapons and technology, even “re-sleeve” minds into new bodies, even post-death… all at a cost. Unlike most RPGs where skill trees are set and death is an ever-present threat, the character abilities and storytelling possibilities in Altered Carbon may change from one Sleeve to the next… making gameplay more versatile, while empowering the story to steer character advancement at its own pace.

The full-color core rulebook for Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game is available now for $50 on Kickstarter, containing everything that gamemasters and players need to play: an in-depth exploration of the Altered Carbon universe, extensive game mechanics, two adventure modules, and tons of original artwork and never-before-seen concept art that immerse players in the neon-drenched cyberpunk sandbox. The Kickstarter also features limited-edition offerings such as a Deluxe Edition of the core rulebook, a Cortical Stack challenge coin, UV-activated dice sets, and a game accessories carrying case inspired by the infamous Hello Unicorn backpack.

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If you fancy giving Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game a whirl before making your deicion on what level pledge to make, you can check out the free Quick Start guide for free. The guide gives a fantastic introduction to the universe as well as a tutorial for the game engine and a snappy adventure to ease new players in. Click here to download the guide for free.

Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game is on Kickstarter until 3 March, 2020. The game has already reached its pledge goal, but there is plenty of time to get in on the action. Click here to back the campaign yourself.

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