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Encyclopedia > R. Talsorian

R. Talsorian Games, based in Renton, WA, publishes numerous role-playing game books and accessories. They are most famous for the Cyberpunk 2020 series and for anime-related titles such as Dragonball Z. Their major product line today is the Fuzion system. Renton is a city located in King County, Washington, immediately southeast of Seattle. ... A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game where players assume the roles of fictional characters via role-playing. ... Cover of Cyberpunk 2020 Cyberpunk 2020 is a cyberpunk role-playing game published by R.Talsorian Games, set in the near future. ... A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime (アニメ) is Japanese animation, sometimes billed in the west under the portmanteau Japanimation. ... The Dragon Ball Z logo (English manga) Dragon Ball Z (ドラゴンボール Z Doragon Bōru Z) is the long-running sequel to the popular Anime, Dragon Ball. ... Fuzion is a generic roleplaying game system created by the collaboration of R. Talsorian Games and Hero Games. ...


The company's chairman is Mike Pondsmith, usually known as "Maximum Mike" by players, R. Talsorian Games and members of their online bulletin board.


Products include Cyberpunk 2020; Mekton Zeta, an anime RPG; Castle Falkenstein, a Sorcery and Steampunk RPG; Teenagers From Outer Space, an anime universal setting, the first generic anime RPG until the creation of Big Eyes, Small Mouth using the Tri-Stat system; and several RPGS based around animes Bubblegum Crisis, Armored Trooper Votoms and Dragonball Z. Cover of Cyberpunk 2020 Cyberpunk 2020 is a cyberpunk role-playing game published by R.Talsorian Games, set in the near future. ... Mekton is a role-playing game which centers around the conventions of mecha anime and science-fiction (although it can easily enough be adapted to other genres like police drama or high fantasy). ... A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime (アニメ) is Japanese animation, sometimes billed in the west under the portmanteau Japanimation. ... This article is about the planned castle. ... Magic (also called magick to distinguish it from stage magic) is a supposed way of influencing the world through supernatural, mystical, or paranormal means. ... Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. ... Teenagers From Outer Space is a 1959 science-fiction B-Movie about a pair of extraterrestrial teenagers who crash-land on Earth. ... This article is about traditional role-playing games. ... Big Eyes, Small Mouth is a roleplaying game that was designed to simulate the action of anime and manga. ... Bubblegum Crisis is an anime OVA Series that takes at least part of its inspiration from Philip K. Dicks and Ridley Scotts Blade Runner. ... The Dragon Ball Z logo (English manga) Dragon Ball Z (ドラゴンボール Z Doragon Bōru Z) is the long-running sequel to the popular Anime, Dragon Ball. ...


Ever since the 1998 release of the Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook Firestorm: Shockwave, fans of R.Tal have been awaiting for a new release of the Cyberpunk game, known as Cyberpunk 203X. Over the years, the entire project has been at times discounted as vaporware, but at the time of writing, the latest word from Mr. Pondsmith was that the book was finally in the printing stage, its delays due to other projects and Pondsmith's involvement in the development of the Matrix Online game. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Vaporware (or vapourware) is software or hardware which is announced by a developer well in advance of release, but which then fails to emerge, either with or without a protracted development cycle. ...

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Company History

Founded in 1985. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Current Games (not all have work currently in progress)

Castle Falkenstein was an innovative steampunk-themed fantasy role-playing game designed by Mike Pondsmith and originally published by R. Talsorian Games. ... Cover of Cyberpunk 2020 Cyberpunk 2020 is a cyberpunk role-playing game published by R.Talsorian Games, set in the near future. ... The Dragon Ball Z logo (English manga) Dragon Ball Z (ドラゴンボール Z Doragon Bōru Z) is the long-running sequel to the popular Anime, Dragon Ball. ... Mekton is a role-playing game which centers around the conventions of mecha anime and science-fiction (although it can easily enough be adapted to other genres like police drama or high fantasy). ...

Discontinued Games

  • CyberGeneration
  • Champions: The New Millennium

External links

  • Official website of R. Talsorian Games (http://www.talsorian.com/)

 
 

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