I wanted to start this thread to talk about a project I’m co-designing: Synthicide: Sharpers in the Dark.
A little while ago Dustin DePenning, author of the original Synthicide RPG, was looking for a co-collaborator to redesign Synthicide using the Forged in the Darks rules system. I started working with Dustin a few months ago and we’ve made great progress in making a new version of this science-fiction RPG. Synthicide: Sharpers in Shadows marries the detailed bleak world, desperate consequences, and lethal system of the original with the fiction first system of Blades in the Dark. There’s spaceships, crews, new playbooks, a grim dark galaxy full of murderous robots, a cyborg church, and ruthless space pirates.
Further development of the game will be made possible through Kickstarter. If you’re interested in seeing how Synthicide has evolved, want more grim sci-fi RPGs in the world, or just want to be along for the ride, you can follow us on Kickstarter right now!
I’ll be updating this thread as we release more about the game. Look for a Hacked in the Dark podcast episode coming soon, a quickstart guide, and thoughts about design and Kickstarting the game!
If you have any questions, please let us know!