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The Worlds of Android is your definitive guide to Android setting and its unique vision of the future. A beautiful, 272-page setting guide and art book, The Worlds of Android features full-color art, stunning gatefolds, and a polyphony of narrative voices that convey the immense diversity of human experience in the rich, fictional universe made famous by Android: Netrunner and the Android board game.

Mankind has spread itself out across the solar system with varying degrees of success. The Moon and Mars are colonized. A plan to terraform Mars is well underway, hindered only by a civil war that has broken out on that planet. On Earth, a massive space elevator has been built, stretching up into the sky. It is the hub of trade in the solar system, and most people refer to it as the “Beanstalk.” Enormous megacorporations, called corps by most, influence every facet of daily life: food, threedee, music, career choices.

Throughout its three sections, The Worlds of Android explores these corps and their most visionary innovations. It explores what technological advances and extraterrestrial expansion mean to a human population that no longer resides exclusively on Earth. And it explores the question of what it means to be human in a world filled with clones, bioroids, and other forms of artificial intelligence.

Note: This setting guide and art book contains no game rules or system specific information.

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Aaron H May 23, 2019 11:25 pm UTC
So if visual fluff mainly, why no physical book offered?
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Chris B November 29, 2019 6:48 am UTC
There is/was a physical book released. Check your local game store. They might be able to order it for you.
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Christopher J April 10, 2019 4:50 pm UTC
I'm enjoying it, but there's not a single original idea in the entire book. It's a "best of" compilation cribbed from stuff like Blade Runner, Neuromancer, Foundation, I Robot, etc. Well written, engaging, with great art. I mean, they are certainly not reinventing the wheel here (and their endless description of how the Net works for the everyday user is tedious, the one true downside to the book -- 90% of the descriptions we already have/do today in 2019) but as a sourcebook for a cyberpunk/semi-transhuman campaign, it's really decent.
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mathew R February 05, 2020 3:55 pm UTC
That is the issue with writing near future sci fi. They write what they think will be a plausible reality in the future then 10-15 years pass and that future becomes a reality. At least they didn't call this Android 2025 or something to date it even more.

That said I really like the way everything is packaged in this setting, and I enjoy it's emphasis on trans-human themes. Also out of control corporatization, and the parallels between organized crime at the bottom of society and unethical corporate culture at the top end. Sort of a candle burning away at both ends. I think that's really the strength of the setting and where it shines compared to other more colorful cyberpunk settings like Shadowrun or Cyberpunk 2077. As a bonus for alot of players there's an already established familiarity if any of them played the Android: Netrunner card game so that helps if you don't need to introduce alot of the core concepts to the players.

That it's a distillation of many of the big sci...See more
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Clyde G April 03, 2019 5:39 pm UTC
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