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It is the year 21XX.

You are the best hacker in Pacifica Prime. You’ve been scraping pay-data off of corporate servers and scouting the dark corners of the neon-lit matrix since you were old enough to handle your mom’s ancient dvorak keyboard.

No one knows the matrix like you do.

You're ready to do one last righteous hack to kill the royals of Pacifica Prime, steal their money, and make it out alive.


/Run matr1x_0verl0ad.exe

MATR1X 0VERL0AD is a cyberpunk solitaire game about killing the rich by hacking the internet. You’ll use a standard set of playing cards to lay out a grid representing the internet and surround it with face cards that represent your targets. You’ll stack cards by order of their value on the grid, representing your efforts as a hacker to try to kill your targets, avoid ICE, and get out alive.

MATR1X 0VERL0AD is based on Gridcannon by Tom Francis.

  • Players: 1
  • Playtime: 30 minutes
  • Requires: A deck of playing cards, jokers loaded


<<<Pacifica Prime was just a test, hacker. Sure you lead a digital revolution that freed the corporate serfs and wage slaves from their capitalist masters, but what about the rest of the world? You just gonna let them rot in their cubicles? The matrix is hungry for revolution, hacker. Jack back in and give the people what they want.>>>

MATR1X 0VERL0AD:CYBERMANCY is a version of MATR1X 0VERL0AD that uses a deck of tarot cards to play and augment the game. The game includes the rules for the basic MATR1X 0VERL0AD game but comes with 3 additional game modes:

  • CAMPA1GN: Play through 6 chapters that gradually introduce new mechanical and narrative twists into the basic game.
  • RAND0M: Play basic MATR1X 0VERL0AD with random additional cards from the major arcana.
  • ADVANCED: Play MATR1X 0VERL0AD with all cards from major and minor arcana for a unique solitaire challenge.

MATR1X 0VERL0AD: CYBERMANCY and the companion campaign guide are available for an additional $5.

  • Players: 1
  • Playtime: 30 - 45 minutes
  • Requires: A deck of tarot cards

Get up to 6 free copies of other tabletop games I've made, including the CYBERMANCY version of the game, by supporting me on Patreon.


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Matrix Overload v 1.0.pdf 821 kB
Matrix Overload v 1.0 Printer Friendly.pdf 820 kB
Matrix Overload_ Cybermancy v 1.0.pdf 1 MB
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Matrix Overload_ Cybermancy v 1.0 Printer Friendly.pdf 1 MB
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Matrix Overload_ Cybermancy Campaign Guide v1.0.pdf 684 kB
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Matrix Overload_ Cybermancy Campaign Guide v 1.0 Printer Friendly.pdf 684 kB
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