SYNAPSE is a science fiction RPG adventure set in a post-libertarian future where governments have been deemed irrelevant, and 90% of humanity live in megacities run entirely by corporations.
The story revolves around a group of scavengers of spare parts and machinery living in the underbelly of a megacity, and their unwitting entanglement in a plot that could determine the fate of 8 million people.
The game presents a futuristic world that spurs the imagination, while remaining logical and plausible, by incorporating several technologies and socio-economic concepts that are currently in development and which may become reality in the near-to-distant future.
Concepts such as:robotization of labour mass urban migration market fundamentalism post-libertarianism universal basic income advanced AI laser weaponry magnetic levitation hyperloop transportation cyborg body-modification human head transplants Learn more on our blog
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Kai has clawed his way up from the gutter. But no one truly leaves their past behind.
Aliq is an orphan and a miracle - and Kai’s best friend.
Wika has charged herself with Kai and Aliq’s care - guiding when required, scolding when required, killing when required.
Gery has been a mechanic in District 8 for all the life he remembers - but he now has to adapt to a turbulent new age.
Minn used to dream of dancing on stage. Now she dreams of fire and death.
Kiran has been thrown from her home, her name condemned. But genius is hard to keep down.
Jo-42 has fallen from the Verge above - a broken droid with priceless information.
Riz has a job to do - heads to hunt. And he is nothing if not happy to do his job.
Xu battles two huge organizations alone - but she is the one who makes the rules of the game.
RBKA sleeps, for now. But some will be hoping she never wakes up…
Dolea takes desperate measures to expose a criminal - and that doesn’t go without consequences.