A downloadable demo

WHAT IS THIS?
HAPPY99 is a TTRPG with a GM and multiple people each playing a hacker looking to take down S-CORP, the corporation ending the world in only a few short years. The GM controls the bad computers and you control the good ones.

THIS IS THE HAPPY99 DEMO

- a pvp-only, stripped-down version of the upcoming full rules. In this version, you just fight your friends! (If they'll even let you call them that.) In this demo, you build a computer on a grid, pick the programs and malware it's running, and play something akin to Battleship with extra steps - you guess at a square and poke around their system with different commands until you can act decisively and copy their confidential files to your own system.

The Kickstarter is coming on MAY 10TH so we can raise money for the full thing, including a CD with a soundtrack created by Snow (These rules will be edited, expanded, and made into the CD booklet!) and a full zine with the rest of the rules.

Feedback, questions, comments, and concerns can be fielded to the email HAPPY99 at DREAMWARE.PRESS
WHERE AM I?
EDGE CITY, NEBRASKA. 1996.

You've lived here your whole life, probably - it's been the biggest city in the US since New York flooded in '87. The world is ending in 1999 and every day you wake up to work so you can pay the bills. No one really seems to understand the world is ending, even though there's a big-ass countdown on the biggest tower in the pit.

Oh, and everyone in the city lives in an over-developed sinkhole. How the fuck did that happen?

WHO AM I?
You are a cracker, or a hacker to anyone who doesn't know any better. A pretty good one, you think, but it helps to have your frenemies around for the tough shit. Usually you still have to go to work, but you're hoping one day you'll crack open the secret at the bottom of the sinkhole and get to relish the hush money. (AS IF!)

You like the simple things in life - building computers, looking for insecure networks, and withdrawing cash from ATMs you cracked from the payphone nearby.
Published 18 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
AuthorsCharlotte Laskowski, snow
TagsHacking, Pixel Art, PvP, Tabletop role-playing game, zine

Download

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happy99-pvp-demo.pdf 440 kB

Install instructions

I recommend using Google Sheets to play.

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God damnit this itch page is gorgeous. God damnit this game is gorgeous. God damnit all Charlotte's stuff is gorgeous.