THE VIEW FROM THE TOP
The Megacorp is a staple of cyberpunk literature. These titanic, inhuman forces of naked greed and lust for power are like the gods of the mythic age. Their aims are enacted in the realm of mortals through their employees; agents that are expected to further the ends of their corporate masters in exchange for the best gear, cash, and a lifestyle that is the envy of many.
In most cyberpunk games, the ways that player characters interact with megacorps are strictly one-sided: the Corp hires the PCs to do a job, always with a looming threat of an attempt to screw the poor suckers over. In Hostile Takeover, we turn this relationship on its ear.
With this book, the player characters are put in charge of a fledging corporation. Can they swim in the sea of dangerous hostile corporations, or will they be gobbled up whole by an unsuspected rival?
The rewards are immense power, wealth, and influence. That is, of course, assuming you can keep it. The world in which megacongloms operate in 2088 is one of threats, espionage, and hostile takeovers; where the result of a life's work can be taken away through the purchase of a few stock options. Only those skilled and fortunate enough can thrive in this environment.
The rest get used up and tossed aside.
So, ami, what do you think? Do we have a deal?
THE NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION HANDBOOK
Membership has its privileges. Here you’ll find a guide to Corporate Culture, new Edges, Hindrances and Skills, and a sweet Expense Account, assuming you can keep and maintain your ever-changing relationship with the Corporation itself.
THE POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL
Here you’ll find tools and rules suggestions to make your job of running a corporation campaign easier. There is some discussion on what to focus on and what to let run in the background, a system of Trappings to characterize the various corporations that will be involved in the ongoing campaign, a list of the major comgloms of 2088, and Murder in the Boardroom: how to use the Situational Rules from the Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition to describe the big events in a corporation’s year.
Welcome to a world of high-stakes, winner-take all power plays, where one wrong move can shatter dreams, legacies, and stock options.
I hope you’re ready.
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