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The Gaia Complex, hardback roleplaying game

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The Gaia Complex, hardback roleplaying game

“A Game of Flesh and Wires

The Gaia Complex is a cyberpunk RPG set on Earth in 2119.

Towards the end of the 21st century, the third world war, which became known as the Resource War, pushed mankind to the brink of destruction and brought ruin to the earth’s atmosphere. Small pockets of humanity survived this horrific conflict, eventually forming the eleven metropolises. Initially, these incredible urban constructs were able to grow and prosper through advancements in atmospheric processing and technological innovation, but now cut off from each other, the eleven metropolises must each face their own difficulties and hardships. The Gaia Complex focuses on the largest of these locations; New Europe, a single sprawling city that covers much of what we currently know as mainland Europe. New Europe is a world of street violence, corporate espionage, vampiric uprisings and an overzealous A.I., known as Gaia, which functions as the city’s governor and the protector of its citizens.

This is a game of conspiracy and brutality, where players take on the roles of Mercs; former police officers, hackers and street-savvy dealers who are hired to fight back against the system and ultimately unravel the secrets of The Gaia Complex.

What makes The Gaia Complex different from other cyberpunk RPG’s out there? Here are a few points to steer you in the right direction…

  • Fiction – The Gaia Complex tells an episodic story. Each chapter of the book is fronted with a piece of short fiction, introducing important characters and plot details. We use short fiction to consistently flesh out the world through the eyes of people living in the metropolis, building up more detailed pictures of life as a Merc in 2119.
  • Vampirism – Vampires feature heavily in The Gaia Complex. Since the bloody uprising of 2111, vampires have gone from being mankind’s bitter enemy, to untrusted allies and pioneers of modern corporate life. Despite their attempts to ‘fit in’ with human life, a large number of ‘Outsider’ vampires still roam the subway tunnels, refusing to accept Gaia’s rule and preying on New Europe’s civilians. Though vampires are not playable characters, they feature heavily within the game setting as both NPCs and key figures within New Europe.
  • Violent content – Unlike many cyberpunk games, The Gaia Complex does not sugar-coat the violence and hardship of the world. While combat-ready cybernetics and a large list of guns may be common-place within the genre, The Gaia Complex shows violence in all of its brutal nature and uses mature language and themes throughout. This is cyberpunk as it should be – brutal and unforgiving.
  • Ferals – A true ally of man, the ferals unveiled themselves alongside the vampiric uprisings of 2111. These strange nomadic loners have become valued information-brokers and are able to enter the minds of the metropolis’ animals, utilising rats and street mongrels as espionage agents. Feral characters can be created in place of human’s and provide an interesting new dynamic to roleplaying – after all, a rat can be pretty sneaky, but is going to struggle to communicate its human comrades.
  • Artificial intelligence – While A.I. may not be rare within the genre, New Europe is exclusively governed by Gaia: a single sentient construct that controls air filtration, food production and the now-entirely robotic police force. Players must learn to operate in the shadow of this all-seeing A.I. and live in a word where the man at the top is not a man at all.”

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