Assorted Slang and Terminology 6 - Cyberpunk

by Ennead Games

Ennead Games



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Assorted Slang and Terminology 6 - Cyberpunk

Assorted Slang and Terminology 6 - Cyberpunk

According to Wikipedia, Cyberpunk is defined as “... a subgenre of science fiction in a futuristic setting that tends to focus on a "combination of lowlife and high tech" featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.”

This volume of ASAT gives you a collection of terms and slang to help flesh out your worlds and stories within a genre, in this case cyberpunk.

As well as various ‘punk terms, some computing and corporate terms are thrown is as well, to add to the immersion.

Disclaimer/Note from the Author - This pdf is not meant to be to be an “end-all” document, more a starting point for your own research. As such, mostly due to space and time restraints, some terms have been left out - if every bit of terminology was left in, this publication would be unwieldy, not useful and probably never finished!

Sample Entries
Promoting freedom of the individual as opposed to subjection to authority.

Brain Bucket
Slang term for a helmet, normally the one motorbike riders have on.

Cortex Bomb
Cybernetic implant designed to explode or otherwise destroy the brain of the person to whom it was implanted.