Weather’s kinda nuts these days, isn’t it? Here in Georgia, we were having 70-degree days in February. It’s corrected itself a bit now, but it’s still a bit warmer than it historically has been. And that’s just one change that’s been going on. Where are we headed? Well, Hack the Planet envisions one future we might be going towards. It’s a new sci-fi RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now. It utilizes Blades in the Dark system.
From the campaign:
This Kickstarter project is to fund the development and production of Hack The Planet, a tabletop roleplaying game that is Forged in the Dark, meaning it uses the Blades in the Dark system by John Harper of One Seven Design. While using the Blades’ foundation, the setting is all about people living on the fringes of society in cyberpunk climate fiction, rather than scoundrels in an industrial-fantasy city.
What does that mean? Think of a novel like The Water Knife and short fiction like Loosed Upon The World, then marry the concepts with cyberpunk fiction—high tech and low life contextualized. The impetus of this design was reading Heavy Weather, a cyberpunk novel where a storm troupe pursues extremely dangerous storm fronts and tornadoes across an America scarred by this heavy weather (something like a futuristic Twister).
The campaign’s more than 2x funded, working their way towards 3x, with still 26 days left to go.