Genetic Drift

A no word count, no app, player-driven Cyberpunk Fantasy RPG.

About Genetic Drift

Genetic Drift is a science fantasy role-playing game set in a near-future fictional universe where cybernetics, magic, and fantasy creatures co-exist. The world is a combination of cyberpunk and high fantasy in a time just beyond current modern day life where technology has become more advanced, government as we know it has collapsed, powerful mega corporations control everyday life, and magic/classical fantasy races have returned to the world, causing everyone to shift their views of what they once knew to be real.


Define Your Path

Choose one of four character groups and join in on our games! Earn reputation and establish yourself in the world or become allies with others for greater chances at success.

Shape Your World

Genetic Drift offers players the opportunity to write their own lore, establish organizations and religions, as well as explore the world around them to make new discoveries.

Only Your Wits

A system-based RPG with no stats and no dice! Decide your own fate and outcome among yourselves or use our tournament ranks to boost your prestige in game!

  • Humans

    The regular homo sapiens species that everyone is extremely familiar with: head, shoulders, knees, toes and all.

    Though humans have no distinct advantages, they are extremely adaptable.

  • Metahumans

    The Unexplained Genetic Event (UGE) in 2011 was the birth of two new species. Inexplicably, humans began to give birth randomly to 'malformed' children, which were later declared not malformed but an entirely new race.

    The metahuman races include elves, dwarves, trolls, and orks.

  • Parahumans

    HMHVV (or Human-Metahuman Vampiric Virus) is a retrovirus that has recently been researched due to the rise in genetic mutations since 2011.

    When a (meta)human’s immune system fails to stave off infection, the virus begins to systematically re-shape their auras and genetic code—transforming them into forms reminiscent of the night-stalking monsters of legend.

  • Cyberzombies

    Somewhere between a true AI and cyber-enhanced human, a cyberzombie is a colloquial term for a (meta)human who was turned into an extremely powereful cybernetic and magical construct.

    They're barely people and can be cyberjacked, just like any other machine.

An Endless Worldfor the taking

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    Players can enter tournaments to earn Reputation. Rising in the ranks can mean faster rewards, such as character upgrades.

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    Advanced technology is responsible for everything from weaponry to cybernetic enhancemements, including black market goods.

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    Arcane, druidic, and conjuration magic is available on Genetic Drift. You can purchase new spells from the forum shop.

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    Player created organizations and secret societies exist all throughout Casablanca. Get involved or form your own to create powerful groups.

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    Form your own espionage groups and get hired by a mega-corporation, or go against and grain and see what secrets you might discover.

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    Characters with the most Reputation points can greatly influence their world through the shop, or even in character deals, trades, and bribery.

Meet the staff team!

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    Addy is the site janitor and creator of Genetic Drift. She does not like long walks on the beach, but enjoys her wine and liquor. Highly sarcastic, the snark is strong in this one.

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    Kij is the resident Shop and Badge Admin as well as a part-time code monkey (read: Addy's slave). They have a fondness for Spider-Man, pugs, and a nice tukhus.

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    The worst Australian to ever Australian. Hates meat pies and Koalas. Beware the drop bears. They are real.

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    Now hiring!

    We're hiring tumblr mods! If you've got the skills to update Genetic Drift's tumblr, including posting site content and maintaining a steady queue, then this can be the job for you!

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    Now Hiring!

    We're hiring tournament mods! Join the exciting team of tournament moderators. Run tournaments, update ranks, declare champions, and earn medals. Become a tournament mod today!

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    Now Hiring!

    We're hiring shop mods! Those out there with a keen knack for organization, updating, and generally being attentive are desired. Become a shop mod today!

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