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Hard Wired Island RPG Up On Kickstarter

Hard Wired Island is a retro-futuristic sci-fi RPG that takes its inspiration from great 90s anime series like Ghost in the Shell, Bubblegum Crisis, and (one of my personal favorites) Cowboy Bebop. It takes place on an orbiting space station that is slowly being taken over by corporations. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Hard Wired Island is a cyberpunk tabletop RPG with a retrofuture aesthetic, inspired by 90s media like Ghost in the Shell, Policenauts, Bubblegum Crisis, and Cowboy Bebop.

It's set on Grand Cross, a space station in crisis. Corporations are corrupting it into an authoritarian monument to greed. Long-time residents are being pushed out of their neighbourhoods as the wealthy expand their territory. In the shadows cast by the corporations lurk criminal gangs, hate groups, and rogue robots.

Whether you're engaging in street activism, getting dragged into corporate schemes, or fighting the corporations and their minions directly, your goal is to steer the station towards a better future before it's too late.

This campaign will fund a fully-illustrated book for Hard Wired Island, available through and DriveThruRPG, along with a soundtrack of background music for use during play.

The campaign's up and over its funding goal with 9 days left to go.