Enter the Machine
See first: Background.
You begin play as a cog in the Machine, whether as an office drone, gutter rat, or drug kingpin. Unlike most, you have some superpower, as your subconscious quietly rebels against the Machine’s influence. And yet you have no idea that all you have done in your life means nothing – because the “real world”, the world of humanity up until the Machine’s domination, has ceased to exist. This fragile illusion will soon be broken, but for the moment you live your life in blissful ignorance, in the apartments, streets, and businesses of the City.
You begin play with 35 Character Points, to spend among your abilities, skills, powers, gifts, and faults as you see fit. Remember that you can only begin with one Power.