MÖRK BORG Cyberpunk Spinoff Game, CY_BORG, Releasing November 15

A Fever-dream of Tech, Punk, and Fury Awaits

Stockholm, Sweden (October 27, 2022)  Do you dream feverish dreams about a nano-infested RPG where cybernetic misfits are raging against a relentless corporate hell? Now those dreams are within your reach. Free League Publishing and Stockholm Kartell today announced that the MÖRK BORG cyberpunk spinoff game CY_BORG is set to release November 15. The pre-order is now live and gives instant access to the PDF.

Find out more about CY_BORG here.

Free League Publishing and Stockholm Kartell officially released the MÖRK BORG cyberpunk spinoff tabletop RPG CY_BORG. It is now available in the Free League webshop, at DrivethruRPG in digital format, and soon in hobby stores worldwide.

CY_BORG RPG is a game about climate collapse, out-of-control consumerism, the commodification of personal data, late-stage capitalism, transhumanism, and senseless violence. A fever-dream of tech, punk, and fury. Of fighting a failed future. A deck-hacking, brick-throwing upheaval of a game.

CY_BORG is compatible with multi-award-winning apocalyptic heavy metal RPG MÖRK BORG. This is to noise, industrial and underground hiphop what MÖRK BORG is to doom and black metal. Rules-light, rage-heavy. A messed-up mirror image of MÖRK BORG RPG. Similar in tone and approach to game and book design, but enhanced and augmented. Includes an introductory scenario and ≈60 random tables for your every cyberpunk need.

Written by Christian Sahlén, a veteran of the Swedish OSR scene, with art and graphic design by Johan Nohr (MÖRK BORG, Into the Odd Remastered).

The game casts the players as cybernetic punks and misfits raging against a relentless corporate system, corrupt police forces, and alien/nano-worshipping cults. The setting is the dystopian metropolis Cy, the only city that matters.

Besides an introductory scenario, the 160-page core book is packed with tables to generate near-endless play; including missions, NPCs, locations, corporations, and cults.

The game uses an updated version of the original MÖRK BORG rules, keeping the featherlight openness and simplicity while adding elements like autofire, cybertech, and hacking. The six optional classes include the Shunned Nanomancer, the Burned Hacker, and the Renegade Cyberslasher.

Since its release in 2020, MÖRK BORG has fostered a vibrant, creative and productive community, and so far there are almost a thousand titles released for the game under its third-party license. All these are—with little effort—compatible with CY_BORG. Just give it a cyberpunk twist.

Similar to the apocalyptic prophecies in MÖRK BORG, a campaign-defining countdown mechanic will dramatically affect and shape the game world regardless of the players’ actions. In CY_BORG, this comes in the shape of Miserable Headlines; catastrophes and events reported by the corp-owned news feeds with varying regularity until the cataclysmic conclusion seven headlines in.

Nothing is ever static. The city is a living—or rather, dying—place.

Stay jacked in. Stay synced. Stay updated.
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About Stockholm Kartell
A creative coven of writers, designers and idiots. Stockholm Kartell manifested in 2015 and has been a key player in the Swedish old-school RPG scene as an organizer of events and publisher of game material ever since. In 2020 they entered the international stage when MÖRK BORG RPG swept the Ennies. A rules-light, gritty sci-fi game—Death in Space—was released in 2022, and now the time has come for the MÖRK BORG cyberpunk spin-off game CY_BORG.

About Free League Workshop
Free League Workshop is a sub-label for externally designed games that Free League helps print, publish and distribute. CY_BORG RPG is the forth title on the sub-label. Previously released are the science fiction RPG Death in Space, the weird-fantasy RPG Into the Odd Remastered, and the dark fantasy RPG MÖRK BORG.

About Free League Publishing
Free League Publishing is a game studio and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction based in Stockholm, Sweden. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our upcoming games include the official Blade Runner RPG, Into the Odd Remastered, CY_BORG and Dragonbane. Our current game portfolio includes The One Ring™ roleplaying game, Tales From the Loop – The Board Game, the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen (winner of three ENNIE Awards 2021), the pitch-black fantasy RPG MÖRK BORG (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020), the alternate ’80s Tales From the Loop RPG (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction games Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017) Death in Space, the dark fantasy game Symbaroum, and the new edition of the RPG classic Twilight: 2000 (Judges Award for Best RPG at UK Games Expo 2022).

We have also published the art books Tales From the Loop, Things From the Flood, The Electric State, and The Labyrinth by internationally acclaimed visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classics At the Mountains of Madness and The Call of Cthulhu by the praised artist François Baranger.

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