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Welcome to The Synth Convergence, a trilogy of missions for The Sprawl RPG built around a core theme - synthetic intelligence. Across the three mission teams will cross paths with prominent synths and be forced to confront the question of how far they will go for their Corporate paycheck in a society where inequality is rife and Corporations control every rung of the ladder. 

In The Tannhauser Investment (available as a free demo) the team are brought in to negotiate the tricky process of a hostile Corporate takeover - all while evading the awareness of the synth consciousness built into the super-luxury hotel the target is holed up in.

The Infinitive Extraction takes the team to the beating heart of the entertainment districts as they seek to extract Infinitive Cascade, the hottest DJ on the circuits from an exploitative contract. But do your employers want them for their musical talents or the military codebase at the core of their personality matrix?

Finally in The Vanda-Weiss Demolition the past catches up with the team as they face off against The Evolved, an extremist fringe group dedicated to wiping out synths and returning humanity to the true path before they are toppled by their own creations.

Get in, do the job, get out. It's never that simple but if it was they wouldn't have hired professionals like you.

The Synth Convergence requires a copy of The Sprawl RPG to play. Purchase it from Ardens Ludere on driveThruRPG. Support the creators - buy the game

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

SynthConvergence1_inverted-Mar20.pdf 6 MB
SynthConvergence1-Mar20.pdf 6 MB
MissionPacket1-preview.pdf 348 kB

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Synth Convergence is a mission-pack and Blade-Runnery setting change for Ardens Ludere's Gibson-style cyberpunk PbtA game, The Sprawl.

The Sprawl is chaotic and elegant, and I think it will appeal to folks who aren't entirely sold on PbtA.

Synth Convergence is a great addition to it.

Synth is 37 pages, with solid layout, some photo illustrations, and a very immersive and visually consistent feeling throughout the PDF. The white text is a little tough to stare at, as it radiates against the black background, but it's got a lot of room and never feels squeezed, and using color instead of bold is a really good touch.

The first mission, The Tannhauser Investment, is a fairly straightforward And Then It Goes Wrong run---probably best suited for games that already emphasize the bleakness and disposability of mercenary work.

The second mission, The Infinitive Extraction, is much more gentle in its pacing, starting out as an extraction and then slowly rolling out complication after complication. It feels like a good fit for people who wants to experience the setting when bullets *aren't* flying.

The third mission, The Vanda-Weiss Demolition, digs into in-setting politics, putting the PCs in a place where they can shape high-level maneuvering for structurally significant factions. It *does* push towards the PCs becoming anti-corporate, and it may be wise to run it without the initial blackmail, thus giving the group an out.

In addition to these missions, there are also some cool locations and NPCs that can be popped into existing campaigns.

Overall, Synth Convergence is a worthwhile supplement to grab if you've got a copy of The Sprawl---or if you've got another hard-sci cyberpunk rpg that you'd like some plot hooks for. Synth has solid writing, good structure, and adds a neat subplot that ties in very well to the themes and style of The Sprawl.


Minor Issues:

-Page 3, third para, "humanitys detritus" humanity's