There are game masters who take their role-playing seriously, and then there’s Porsche.
To bring people into your game, you could spend time painting miniatures and landscape while coming up with the perfect villain to challenge your party. Or you could dive head-first into re-creating a car from the 1970s for a video game set in the 2070s that’s set to release in 2020. Porsche took the latter route.
In the ever-evolving Cyberpunk world, which stared as a tabletop RPG released in the 1980s and will mark its latest evolution with the Cyberpunk 2077 video game due next month, players become characters learning do almost anything to survive in a world where megacorporations have taken over roles previously occupied by national governments. It’s style over substance, and nothing is really considered too out there, too over the edge.
It’s this fictional world that a character named Johnny Silverhand, frontman of a chrome-rock rebel band called Samurai, calls home. As a main character in Cyberpunk 2077 (played by Keanu Reeves), he was given a back story, a heap of personality, and a special Porsche 911 to cruise down the streets of Night City.