The Veil: Cyberpunk RPG Up On Kickstarter

Cyberpunk is one of my favorite genres. I just love the whole technology/dystopia/cyberspace aspect of it. There’s a new cyberpunk RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now and looking for some funding love. It’s The Veil.

The game runs on the Apocalypse system. So if you’re familiar with that, you’re ahead of the game (including me. I know of the system, but I’ve never actually read into it. Hey, there’s a lot of games out there and only so much time in the day). The rules, of course, have been tweaked to specifically work within the world and genre. This includes 9 playbooks for your characters with two more in development. They include such diverse options as a newly-awakened AI, an Empath able to wield emotions as though they were physical things, and a character with a cybernetically-enhanced brain capable of doing all sorts of wonders in the digital world.

The campaign’s already 5/6 of the way to their goal with still 30 days left to go.


  • Garth Westphal

    It’s funny cause I was JUST looking at picking up The Sprawl to try out, but now I’m wondering which of these would be better, or even how they differ.

    • Fraser Simons

      Thanks for posting the kickstarter guys! Really appreciate it!

      Garth, both our games use the AW framework but they’re trying to do different things. I strive to have the Veil give the MC and players tools to explore who the protagonists are and will become and explore the questions underlying cyberpunk media. You advance via your beliefs and the playbooks are heavy with bringing a lot of fiction. There’s a lot more differences but that’s the elevator pitch.

      The Sprawl is all about running missions in a cyberpunk setting, if you want like…more action and heists and things. You want the Sprawl probably. It’s totally geared towards that. The playbooks are designed to be disposable people running hard and fast.