You jack into the dark cyberpunk world of 2099 Birmingham, England. You will guide your Nightlancer through the risky underworld, making key choices to escape the crumbling dystopia.
In each game you will decide your Nightlancer’s underworld life. The missions you choose, the tactics you prefer, and the opportunities you create a gritty cyberpunk story. You will also choose whether you will avoid, make deals with or attempt to interfere with your rival Nightlancers. Each mission available has a unique multi-path option system, allowing you to choose the path most suited to your Nightlancer and your tactics. You’ll then earn money chips to improve your Nightlancer with cybernetics, training and other equipment.
You play Nightlancer over six rounds. In each round you will first select the mission you want to be attempt. Then to prepare for the mission you will place your action tokens in the streets phase. You could deal on the black market, make contacts, use opportunities like investments or training, or deal with the shady Euromafia. Finally at the end of the round you attempt your mission – tactically choosing the right path through the unique multi-path missions for the risks you want to take and to make use of your Nightlancer’s abilities. But beware, your opponents may interfere with you at every step! Other players could claim missions or actions before you, use their contacts to make things harder, or even gun for you in a face-off during a mission!
Nightlancer is widely loved for the deep thematic integration of the dark cyberpunk world. The core gameplay of Nightlancer is ruthlessly competitive with many opportunities to back stab your opponents and fight to the top.
There are countless ways your game of Nightlancer can play. There are 10 unique Nightlancer characters to control each with their own skills gear and agenda. A wide range of contacts and black market cards, and 24 different missions provide countless challenges and ways of overcoming them. So no two plays of Nightlancer will be the same. Lastly solitaire and cooperative optional rules are included, creating even more possible ways for you to play.
Illustration by Manolis Frangidis
Graphic design by Christos Zabaras