After having been thoroughly wowed by CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 demo at E3 2018, we’ve been eager to dive deeper into its dystopian sci-fi world. To that end, my fellow IGN tabletop fans (read: huge nerds) Cassidee Moser and Casey DeFreitas decided to check out the pen-and-paper RPG on which it was based, Cyberpunk 2020.
Watch our playthrough of Cyberpunk 2020 here!
We were fortunate enough to have Mike Pondsmith (creator and author of Cyberpunk 2020/203X/RED) agree to lead the session, because who better to show off the world of Cyberpunk than the man behind it?
Our adventure took us all over Night City, from a luxurious apartment up in the hills to the city center and into the insanely dangerous combat zone, and introduced us to a host of wild factions and characters (including but not limited to a gang of particularly crazy Gilligan’s Island cosplayers). While we’re sure there will be major differences between the tabletop experience of 2020 or 203X and Cyberpunk 2077, it was a great time and an excellent way to immerse ourselves in the unique style of the Cyberpunk world.