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GeneFunk 2090 Core Rulebook
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GeneFunk 2090 Core Rulebook

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A BIOPUNK WORLD MADE FOR 5E

This book contains everything you need to play GeneFunk 2090. A campaign setting, Shadows of Korea, is also available!

The GeneFunk 2090 Core Rulebook includes the setting and 5E rules for:

  • 60+ CYBERNETIC UPGRADES!
  • 14 DIFFERENT BIOENGINEERED GENOMES!
  • 48 DIFFERENT GENETIC ENHANCEMENTS!
  • 8 NEW CLASSES WITH 21 ARCHETYPES!
  • 31 NEW FEATS!
  • 13 NEW BACKGROUNDS!
  • MIND HACKING, BIOHACKING, ENGINEERING HACKING!
  • ROBOTS, DRONES, AND ANDROIDS!
  • BIOENGINEERED BEASTS, PLANTS, AND FUNGI!
  • DRUGS!
  • LOTS OF GUNS AND ARMOR!
  • CHASE RULES!

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Imagine a world in the not too distant future, 2090, where technology has entirely shaped the very essence of human nature, and where fiscal interests, the international arms race, and consumerism have entirely shaped that same technology. This is the world of GeneFunk 2090.

Supercomputer in your Bloodstream
The human condition as a whole has become something somewhat different. Somewhere along the way almost every single human has been modified to have a powerful supercomputer coded directly into their DNA and physiology, one that has merged with their consciousness. In this world the internet has become as real as the physical world and hackers have become manipulators of the very stuff of the human psyche, probing and rearranging memory and mind the way a potter molds clay.

Plasticity of Genes, Form, and Human Nature
Large sections of the human population have had their genes chosen before birth to breed success, while others have had foreign DNA included to produce wholly different physical traits that were once thought inhuman. On top of all the innate genetic tweaking, individuals modify themselves through cyberware surgeries and biohacks, to the point where some are considered entirely "posthuman". 

Violent, Shallow, and Unequal
Multinational corporations have gobbled each other up, producing ever larger entities until only nine remain, each of which is a superpower bigger than most of the world’s countries. Corporate executives have the power to shatter entire governments in the name of their company’s share value and their own ambition. Gangs and organized crime saturate every urban environment. This world, bloated from overpopulation and consumer greed, has become one of the most violent eras in human history. The rich segregate themselves from the poor, and the tension caused by this wealth gap is causing the world to burst at the seams.

Virtual Immortality
Recent innovations have allowed the rich to undergo a process that maps their entire nervous system, connectome, endocrine complement, DNA and gene expression, and every other feature relevant to the human mind. This digitization of consciousness allows the world's wealthy and powerful to essentially live forever, switching from one bioengineered shell to another as they see fit. 

Cadre of Professionals
You and your allies are a cadre, a lean start-up corporation that specializes in investigation, intelligence, protection, and violence. To keep their hands clean, the syndicates often outsource this kind of work to smaller outfits, like yours. Your cadre's skillset is in high demand in this intrigue filled world, being sought after by megacorporations, nation-states, organized crime, or wealthy individuals. As an autonomous entity, your cadre of elite agents take contracts as you see fit, navigating the shadows of corporate espionage and savagery with competence and panache.

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DIOGO A September 12, 2021 7:38 pm UTC
I always seem to get here when the POD is down, lol
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Matthew T July 16, 2021 6:22 pm UTC
I know this is late but I have the printed book and just realised that the Gunslinger way of the gun class has no 18th leave class feature...is this on purpose and if not where can I find it.
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Richard K August 16, 2021 1:59 am UTC
I think the 18th level Way of the Gun feature is covered under the 10th level Way of the Gun feature "Extra Handgun Attack" as it gives an additional attack at level 10 and level 18.
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Paul D July 10, 2021 10:31 pm UTC
Congrats DTRPG, no one is ever going to pay £55 for a rpg just to own a print copy. It's like you are trying to put yourself out of business. I assume companies like yourselves are looking at alternatives?
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James A July 11, 2021 8:14 pm UTC
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I agree, the July increase isn't going to work. I'm working on a standard colour version, so the price will be much more reasonable. I'll remove the premium colour option for now until DTRPG can work out a more reasonable arrangement.
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Paul D July 12, 2021 12:40 am UTC
Good move, have you considered looking outside of here for alternative print options for peeps who want a hardcover? Personally, I'm bout the pdfs but I know there are still some that like a physical copy.
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Jim H July 16, 2021 2:25 am UTC
I had the hardcover in my wishlist and just tried to move it to my cart but was told that option doesn’t exist now. Oh well
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James A July 16, 2021 2:49 am UTC
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I removed it after the recent changes that resulted in large price increases. However, if you're interested in a physical copy of the book, you can buy one here, from a full print-run (much higher quality and cheaper, so win-win): https://www.crisprmonkey.com/

I'll have a PoD version up here for standard color soon! :)
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Neil S June 13, 2021 4:41 am UTC
Pod soon
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James A June 16, 2021 11:38 pm UTC
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Yep! Available now pod!
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darrell W May 17, 2021 10:29 pm UTC
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Question on Auto feature of some firearms. On page 183 it says, "In addition to regular single-shot attacks, a weapon that has the auto property can make four different special attacks, which involve holding down the trigger for fully automatic fire. The auto feature can only be used once per turn." And on the following page 184 under Recoil it says, "Each point of recoil results in a -1 penalty to your attack rolls. When you engage in two-weapon fighting, use the recoil from the firearm you are attacking with. Recoil does not stack between attacks, except for as noted in the Auto property."

So here is the question, in the recoil section it mentions two-weapon fighting, use the recoil from the firearm you are attacking with, So does that mean that each weapon can use the Auto Feature 'once' since the recoil and effect is based on the weapon? There is only two weapons in the game where I can see this applying, the SMG 4.6mm and the Premium version the GI Viper 4.6mm as it has...See more
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James A May 21, 2021 1:45 pm UTC
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Only one use of auto per turn, regardless of two-weapon fighting, unless your table decides otherwise. :)
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Neil S April 22, 2021 7:15 am UTC
ever be POD
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James A April 23, 2021 12:42 am UTC
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It will, yes! This summer, after another round of edits, it will be up for PoD.
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Aaron B March 13, 2021 12:51 am UTC
Ever thought of porting the book to cyberpunk red?
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James A April 23, 2021 12:42 am UTC
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I haven't, I assumed it wouldn't be an open gaming license, but I'll look into it.
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Daniel H February 17, 2021 10:56 pm UTC
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Do the upgrades you get as a class feature count towards the 8 upgrade limit?
I assume yes, but I just wanted clarification.
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James A February 18, 2021 5:33 pm UTC
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They do!
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Jesse R January 10, 2021 4:49 am UTC
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Is there a forum or something I can post errors or missing information to? For example, the neurotoxin upgrade doesn't actually list a damage, and there's no entry for the premium jumping upgrade for armor.
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James A January 13, 2021 3:46 pm UTC
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There is! I've seen these now, but genefunk2090@gmail.com is the place to send the info to, much appreciated!
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DA SAEM L December 31, 2020 1:30 am UTC
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Hello! I'm from Busan. I saw your shadows of korea kickstarter. Do you have any plan to publish product in korean language?
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James A January 04, 2021 7:21 pm UTC
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Hi! No plans at this time, I would need a volunteer, translation is typically very expensive.:D I'll keep it in mind!
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Maxime L November 16, 2020 6:03 pm UTC
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Hello! Is this available for VTT using Fantasy Grounds?
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James A November 16, 2020 7:27 pm UTC
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For VTT there is an official Roll20 sheet, and an unofficial community created VTT Foundry and Fantasy Grounds materials. Not familiar with Fantasy Grounds, so I'm not sure where it would be located. Depending on how the current Shadows of Korea Kickstarter goes, there will be additional Roll20 content as well. :)
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Maxime L November 16, 2020 8:57 pm UTC
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Great! Thank you!
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Neil S November 12, 2020 3:31 am UTC
Does this have details on organised crime and where is the POD
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James A November 12, 2020 10:49 pm UTC
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Hi! Funny you should mention that, right now I have a Kickstarter for a setting book that heavily focuses on organized crime in Korea. :) The POD is down right now as I have books from a full print run for sale.
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Neil S November 13, 2020 1:36 am UTC
where are they for sale?
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James A November 13, 2020 4:41 pm UTC
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The Shadows of Korea Kickstarter has it as an option for that, as does the crisprmonkey.com website. :)
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Patrick S October 16, 2020 8:47 am UTC
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Right now i am preparing a campaign with this awesome book, but stumbled upon something which i couldn't find adressed in the Errata (but maybe it's just me):
The Archetype/Path etc. section with every class says that you get features with every other level.
But if you look at the actual archetypes these often don't match.
For example the Biohacker section says 3rd, 7th, 10th, 15th and 18th.
But the actual Aptitude sections say 3rd, 6th, 10th, 14th and 17th.

This seems to be the case with other classes, too. The Codehacker for example.
(Here there is even a problem with the Archetypes themselves: On p.74 "Traffic Exeptions" has level 6, while i think it should be level 10?!)

Which is correct? Personally i would go with the lower level requirements.

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James A October 16, 2020 4:51 pm UTC
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Thanks for pointing out the discrepancy and sorry it was missed up to now, it's remnant from an earlier edition! The class level progression tables override these typos in all cases, I'll correct those! So for the Biotic Aptitude features, it's 3rd, 6th, 10th, 14th and 17th. Effortless Cracking should be the 10th level feature for the Cracker archetype. A new errata will capture these, cheers.
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Patrick S October 19, 2020 3:18 pm UTC
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Nice to see that you are continually improving!
Would love to see more Genefunk stuff, by the way.
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Peter L October 12, 2020 12:00 am UTC
I’m sure this is a stupid question, but do I need the 5e rule book to play this?
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James A October 14, 2020 1:44 pm UTC
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You do not, and not a stupid question! :) This book has everything you need.
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Colm O October 01, 2020 5:31 pm UTC
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Easily my favourite Cyberpunk RPG at the moment, me and my players are really enjoying it!

I just have two questions:

1. Are there any plans for future supplements or pre-written adventures?

2. Are the Roll20 character sheets being actively worked on? They're a bit bare-bones right now and rolling from them doesn't seem to work properly, in addition to AC being locked.
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James A October 02, 2020 1:23 pm UTC
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1. Yes! In about a month or two there is a supplement book called Shadows of Korea coming out. It centers on tensions between 18 different political, criminal, and corporate factions (with a faction rating system), and 32 different narrative NPCs. There are 12 different merc contracts detailed, and encounter tables, as well as new class archetypes and engineered genomes.

2. It is! The coder is contracted for the next 6 months for fixes. A few bugs are currently being worked on (rolling raw stats doesn't have an attached graphic, expertise/proficiency on certain skills isn't correctly displaying, and attack rolls don't calculate properly if a number isn't put into the modifier field). The AC can be entered through the "Attributes and Abilities" tab, under AC, I think the coder was going for auto-calculation, but I agree that it's easier to simply enter it manually, I'll add that to the change requests!
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darrell W September 27, 2020 5:08 pm UTC
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Armor upgrades: how is mass used? I am guess you can upgrades equal to the armies mass, but I don't see anywhere it explains it in the game book?
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James A September 28, 2020 8:37 pm UTC
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It's really just for carrying capacity and roleplaying effect, but a GM could certainly rule that a particular armor was maxed out on upgrades as well.
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