Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Ascension Address: Cyberpunk Dystopian Blues

“I am all-powerful Time which destroys all things, and I have come here to slay these men. Even if thou doest not fight, all the warriors facing thee shall die.”

Entire text of the NexusCorp website, June 5th 1997, 8.15am – 17.37pm GMT.

Repeal all dynastic rules. Replace “Rat” with “Hacker” and “Head Scientist” with “Zero Cool” throughout the ruleset.

Going for a 1990s cyberpunk aesthetic, with a bit of Android Netrunner mixed in. Source material is obviously the seminal 1995 text Hackers.

Comments

Josh:

08-05-2015 10:36:43 UTC

Is lime green on black as a colour theme too much, or just the right amount?

Kevan:

08-05-2015 10:56:17 UTC

Well, this should at least get one specific player to unidle.

Bring on the neon.

Josh:

08-05-2015 12:22:07 UTC

Can’t find the setting for post titles. Could an adult fix it for me?

Kevan:

08-05-2015 12:29:24 UTC

Looks like it was having “color: #000000;” applied in the HTML to override the stylesheets. I’ll sort something out.

Josh:

08-05-2015 12:39:07 UTC

Thanks

Brendan:

08-05-2015 17:39:15 UTC

Damn you.

Kevan:

08-05-2015 18:03:07 UTC

I’ve now cranked the stylesheet up to full greenscreen monospace.

Josh:

08-05-2015 20:55:42 UTC

Looks great, thanks Kevan