Karma in the Dark: a cyberpunk fantasy game
Karma in the Dark is a game about a group of desperate misfits and outcasts trying to survive a cutthroat cyberpunk-fantasy future. Your only form of worth is your degree of usefulness to those above you. As a fledgling team of operatives, you will steal corporate secrets, rescue (or take) hostages, pilfer arcane artifacts, destroy reputations, reveal conspiracies, smuggle weapons, and eliminate targets.
The world is lost. Dominated by corrupt authorities, skyscraper cities, and the unblinking eye of worldwide surveillance, there are no heroes left. The bad guys have already won.
The world is rattled. An outbreak of supernatural phenomena unleashed a magical apocalypse. In its wake, magic flows through the land and mortal blood once more. Spells, mythical creatures, and arcane artifacts have forever changed the world for an unknown purpose. Magic is scheming.
The world is unbalanced. The gap between wealth and scarcity reached the breaking point generations ago, and now the fracture is permanent and pervasive. Those at the top define, control, and maintain all that is desirable. Those at the bottom are irrelevant to the point of invisibility.
The world is yours to design. Karma in the Dark is a blend of cyberpunk and high fantasy tropes. Your group will walk through a world creation process even before you create your characters. This will allow you to weave together the threads of cyberpunk and fantasy into the world -- and themes -- you want to explore most.
Latest Release: v3.1.3 on Feb 22, 2018
See the update log for progress on version 4.0
Version 3.1.3 is currently available in its entirety:
Errata and Clarification
Rule Reference Sheet
Form for World Creation Notes
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Play on Roll20
Very basic character sheet
Join the playtest group on Roll20
For the team sheet, I recommend creating a page in your game where you set the team sheet as the background image. You can then mark on that sheet with text/paint as you need to.
Sample team sheets
Sample character sheets
Each class has three different specialties you can mix and match within your soul type: magic, cyber, and mortal.