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Posts tagged “Mike Pondsmith”

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Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith on turning his tabletop game into Cyberpunk 2077

The so new it's not even out yet hotness in games is still Cyberpunk 2077, but as the name suggests, it's not the original Cyberpunk. Although there aren't 2076 previous entries, there is a robust and well loved tabletop roleplaying game to thank for the existence of CD Projekt Red's upcoming RPG. The TRPG was written by Mike Pondsmith, the founder of publisher R. Talsorian…

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Don’t get your hopes up for Cyberpunk 2077 in 2019

Cyberpunk 2077, the chrome'n'killing follow-up to The Witcher 3, was all the talk of E3, but one thing the developers didn't do was make free with a release date. It's been six long years since the game was announced, but, according to some new interviews, it sounds as though we'll be cranking that number higher before this thing finally arrives on whatever subcutaneous implant we'll…

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Cyberpunk’s creator on helping CD Projekt Red stay true to the genre’s real meaning

During my conversation with Mike Pondsmith, two people ask him to sign artwork from the Cyberpunk pen and paper game that he created. He tells me "it never stops being weird”, the fact that people want his autograph, but he gets it. Cyberpunk is cool, it's rebellion, it's sticking an augmented finger to the system. And it's not just an aesthetic. “At core, unless you…

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Mike Pondsmith Talks Reinventing Cyberpunk

Mike Pondsmith is a busy man. So busy, admittedly, that he was only able to exchange words via the cold, unfeeling cyber-pigeon communication medium that is email. Which, I suppose, is kind of fitting given the subject matter, but I generally try to avoid it. Still though, I was able to at least extract some details about Pondsmith's place in CD Projekt's massive Cyberpunk 2077…

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Mike Pondsmith Looks Moody, Talks Cyberpunk

Those handsome men at CDP have put out a video featuring Cyberpunk creator - that's creator of the original pen and paper RPG system (and one of my own nerd-heroes) - Mike Pondsmith. I was surprised to see Mr Pondsmith appear at Cyberpunk 2077's initial unveiling, and it seems that CDP are very much bringing him along the ride as their create their new digital…

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