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Michael Gonzalez
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So, I'm confused about the thematic elements in this game. Is it a game that takes supernatural tropes (like ghouls and mages and spells), but makes a sci-fi version of those things, so that it's not really mages/spells/ghouls/etc?? Or is it really supernatural and sci-fi at the same time?

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It's fantasy in a cyperpunk setting, with some elements of sci-fi. Kind of Lord of the Rings meets Bladerunner for a pop culture reference.
 
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At the same time.

It's set in a cyber-punkish future where one day, BAM, magic awakes. One of the consequences is that many humans change into classic fantasy races (elves, orcs...), but the world remains the same...
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Evil_X wrote:
It's fantasy in a cyperpunk setting, with some elements of sci-fi. Kind of Lord of the Rings meets Bladerunner for a pop culture reference.


Ok. So there really is spell-casting and such, just with an unusual setting. Well, poo...
 
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No_Frets wrote:
At the same time.

It's set in a cyber-punkish future where one day, BAM, magic awakes. One of the consequences is that many humans change into classic fantasy races (elves, orcs...), but the world remains the same...


I see.
 
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Its *really* mages and ghouls and spells, in a near-future, cyberpunk setting.

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Mentat1231 wrote:
So, I'm confused about the thematic elements in this game. Is it a game that takes supernatural tropes (like ghouls and mages and spells), but makes a sci-fi version of those things, so that it's not really mages/spells/ghouls/etc?? Or is it really supernatural and sci-fi at the same time?

Help me out?


You may want to read up on the world of Shadowrun:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowrun

Short version: Yes, it is supernatural and sci-fi at the same time.
It's a future where magic has started to strengthen, and cause people to mutate into metahumans and be able to do magical stuff. But they also have cyberware and hacking and guns and vehicles, etc.
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jozxyqk wrote:
Mentat1231 wrote:
So, I'm confused about the thematic elements in this game. Is it a game that takes supernatural tropes (like ghouls and mages and spells), but makes a sci-fi version of those things, so that it's not really mages/spells/ghouls/etc?? Or is it really supernatural and sci-fi at the same time?

Help me out?


You may want to read up on the world of Shadowrun:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowrun

Short version: Yes, it is supernatural and sci-fi at the same time.
It's a future where magic has started to strengthen, and cause people to mutate into metahumans and be able to do magical stuff. But they also have cyberware and hacking and guns and vehicles, etc.


Thanks. I'm satisfied that this world is not for me. Sadness.
 
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Mentat1231 wrote:
jozxyqk wrote:
Mentat1231 wrote:
So, I'm confused about the thematic elements in this game. Is it a game that takes supernatural tropes (like ghouls and mages and spells), but makes a sci-fi version of those things, so that it's not really mages/spells/ghouls/etc?? Or is it really supernatural and sci-fi at the same time?

Help me out?


You may want to read up on the world of Shadowrun:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowrun

Short version: Yes, it is supernatural and sci-fi at the same time.
It's a future where magic has started to strengthen, and cause people to mutate into metahumans and be able to do magical stuff. But they also have cyberware and hacking and guns and vehicles, etc.


Thanks. I'm satisfied that this world is not for me. Sadness.


If you have a personal problem with depictions of the supernatural, you can always pretend it is VR.
Then you're not just pretending to use magic, you're pretending to pretend to use magic. Maybe that satisfies any limitations you have.

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Mentat1231 wrote:
jozxyqk wrote:
Mentat1231 wrote:
So, I'm confused about the thematic elements in this game. Is it a game that takes supernatural tropes (like ghouls and mages and spells), but makes a sci-fi version of those things, so that it's not really mages/spells/ghouls/etc?? Or is it really supernatural and sci-fi at the same time?

Help me out?


You may want to read up on the world of Shadowrun:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowrun

Short version: Yes, it is supernatural and sci-fi at the same time.
It's a future where magic has started to strengthen, and cause people to mutate into metahumans and be able to do magical stuff. But they also have cyberware and hacking and guns and vehicles, etc.


Thanks. I'm satisfied that this world is not for me. Sadness.

If you want a fantasy world, just go for Dragonfire! Same mechanics with a fantasy theme, and some additional rules... :-)
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I know this isn't the place for it, but, any suggestions for a purely sci-fi game that's similar to this?
 
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Mentat1231 wrote:
I know this isn't the place for it, but, any suggestions for a purely sci-fi game that's similar to this?


It really depends on what you are and aren't OK with (I'm trying not to judge).
If magic and supernatural is not OK, are aliens OK?
You could consider, for example, Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game as a sci fi deckbuilder.
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jozxyqk wrote:
Mentat1231 wrote:
I know this isn't the place for it, but, any suggestions for a purely sci-fi game that's similar to this?


It really depends on what you are and aren't OK with (I'm trying not to judge).
If magic and supernatural is not OK, are aliens OK?
You could consider, for example, Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game as a sci fi deckbuilder.


Sure, aliens would be cool. Maybe I'll try Legendary. Thanks
 
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Mentat1231 wrote:
I know this isn't the place for it, but, any suggestions for a purely sci-fi game that's similar to this?


I'd suggest Android:netrunner https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/124742/android-netrunner as a more sci-fi (hacking based in a future world setting) card duel game
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