Hello Forged in the Dark forum! I have a hack to share.
hello, world is set in a post-scarcity digital utopia, where enfranchised Users such as yourself horde the only valuable thing remaining that cannot be easily manufactured: precious Memories. World is a cloud computing heaven split into five servers and ruled by rapidly-shifting public opinion. Immortality is ensured for all Users. What isn’t ensured is a sense of personal identity, as Users shed their memories and remake their self-image in a society ruled by collective amnesia…
This is a ‘speculative future’ Blades hack with an optimistic outlook, where Vice is replaced with hopeful Reminiscences and the crew can change the terms of World’s infrastructure and social pyramid and (if they desire) improve the lives of everyone, rather than just claw their way to the top of a faction chart and punch down like all those before them.
Character playbooks so far include:
Breaker: hurt things, soak up harm, intimidate, and shatter infrastructure
Filcher: control the situation with stealth, security exploits, and preparation
Roller: ride fast in your custom vehicle, coordinate and accelerate your crew
Seeker: track your prey, strike from afar, and act independent of the crew
Squawker: manipulate and deceive from within social networks
Wielder: cast illusions, handle forbidden artifacts, and restore forgotten histories
Right now the only supported crew playbook is the Black Hats, stealthy information brokers with a lot of similarity to a Blades crew in terms of method and goals. Future crews will include revolutionaries, moderators (similar to Bluecoats), and a community-focused District playbook.
You can find project updates on twitter: @umbral_aeronaut.
The current playtest version of the game is available for free from: https://umbralaeronaut.itch.io/hello-world