Resistor: High School, Low Life
A game about angry teens with brain computers fighting the System in the San Angeles MegaCity.
Resistor is a near-future cyberpunk game about angry teens with brain computers. A strange mix of corporate spy and punk rock rebel, military-industrial mercenary and social justice advocate, Resistors are children of a new normal. Everyone's already plugged in and turned on. NetSpace has put the worlds in their heads. If they want to change things, they've got to get creative in their rebellion. But if there's anything teens are good at, it's rebelling.
A mechanics-light game, designed for flexible, low-prep play, collaborative world building, and character-driven storytelling, Resistor is centered around classic, tech-laden cyberpunk tropes. Take what you like, throw away the rest. Every rule is made to be broken.
Welcome to the neon grime of the streets of San Angeles. Here it's high school, low life.
I created Resistor because I could never find a cyberpunk game that did what I wanted it to. I love books with extensive worldbuilding done through ephemera, and games that allow you to use or discard as much as you want.
I'm currently play testing Resistor. The Build Sheets (playbooks), and TOS/TOU (move sheets) are complete, the book is fairly close to done. There is a lot of proofreading and little fiddly things to do, but really, I need to see how the rules work in the wild.
I would appreciate and value all notes!