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Was looking forward to this. It came. I opened it and took a sigh of disappointment. You get a couple thin books, two small maps some poorly drawn token and stands, and some dice that are impossible to read. Seriously you have to stare at them to figure out wtf they say.
The story is simplistic and immature. They seem to be robbing the best from cyberpunk of old but making it less attractive and convincing to the story. The rules for combat are needlessly complex. The adventures that come with the book are lame and meaningless. The world is about as interesting as mr Rogers neighborhood if it were located in Engelwood Chicago. Boring. The graphic design is horrible. The art is bad. They seem to be hoping you will love it for nostalgic purposes. I would have loved to really like this set. But you don’t get much and what you do get is useless. There are better systems out there. Genesis android blows this out of the water.
Good luck with your purchase. Maybe you will like it.
I'm new to the Cyberpunk world and have never played an RPG before, and this starter set was perfect for jumping into both. The rules are streamlined and simple to understand, and more importantly, easy to explain to others new to the game as well. There is enough lore to set the scene, but not so much it feels overwhelming. There's also information for those who want to run the game, not only in the scenarios but throughout both books, which was very helpful. The introductory scenario is quite basic, but an excellent way to do exactly that - introduce the game's mechanics. We played with 4 people all new to Cyberpunk and RPGs, and it was a great way to learn the basics of combat and die rolls. There are 3 other scenarios in the starter kit that are a little more involved, and one you can download on the RTalsorian website, but there's enough information in the books for the person running the game to come up with their own scenarios as well. This jumpstart kit is a great introduction to the game, and we're now really looking forward to the full rules coming out soon which will include class skills for the rest of the characters (not just the Netrunner included in this box) as well as way more weapons and tech.