|From:||"Steven A. Tinner" <bluewizard@*****.COM>|
|Subject:||Required Reading (Was Re: Who owns FASA?)|
|Date:||Sun, 20 Oct 1996 00:39:28 -0700|
> read of the other game.....Could just be coincidence. Suits me though; I
> like SR a whole lot better.
Let's get something staightened out here.
FASA did NOT steal anything from CP 2020.
They both ripped off Bill Gibson and Bruce Sterling, and many other
Movement/New Wave writers.
Anyone playing SR, or CP 2020 who has not at least skimmed Neuromancer,
Mona Lisa Overdrive, Burning Chrome, and Mirrorshades is seriously short
changing their enjoyment of these games!
Do a little homework into the origin of the cyberpunk genre, it's well
worth the effort.
> For one, the Rockers and stuff are a Cyperpunk concept... A pretty silly
> one, at that.
Again, read Gibson's Rickenharp story, or Synner from the Mirrorshades
Rock and the counterculture are basic elements of cyberpunk.
They fit hand in glove.
I agree that a Rocker makes for a very silly member of a regular
shadowrunning team, but they are definately a vital part of the world.
IMHO, CP 2020 did a much better job fitting the Rockerboys into their
game thatn FASA did with the Rocker Archetype.
If anyone is interested, I could post my rather long list of cyberpunk
Steven A. Tinner
For the old timers out there.
First one to tell me what the above quoted letters stand for gets a "No