"Fastlane is a solid RPG with flair and style. Unlike so many dry and boring RPGs and games that have recently appeared on the market, it has a unique style and flavor all of its own. The mechanics are solid, the game is flexible, and the pace is fast. If your group is looking for something new to try, consider Fastlane!" - Dana Driscoll, Silven Crossroads
Fastlane on the Net
The future is always uncertain - it is full of unfulfilled promises, and terrible predictions that never come to pass. No plan ever survives contact with the enemy, and the future is the enemy of all our lives - a march through the darkness that will eventually end in our deaths; maybe tomorrow, maybe fifty years from now. Still, people keep on planning, as if they can control the future; and usually, things more or less work out in the long run.
Fastlane isn't about the long run. It isn't about the future, or the past. It's about the NOW.
No matter where you go, there's always people willing to devote themselves to feeding their carnal appetites, indulging their whims, burning their candles at both ends knowing full well that at any time they can burn out. These people don't think about the future any more than necessary - either by choice or through circumstance, they just try to make it through each day, one at a time, consequences be damned.
Characters in Fastlane left moderation on the side of the road a long time ago. They run through their world at ever-increasing speeds, feeding off the adrenaline highs, trying to find that lucky break while holding desperately to the last things that give their lives meaning. Around them, people are passed around like pills and needles, used up and tossed aside; the guy who stabbed you in the back this morning could be your drinking buddy tonight, and the girl you take home will be hanging on someone else's arm tomorrow. Everyone's out for themselves - alliances and rivalries are a matter of convenience, paid for in the currency of the favor.
Attitude and passion are the key in Fastlane. As a character, you can get a bonus when you go after what matters most, or when acting according to your own style. And as a player, you get to decide how much risk you're willing to take - and the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward if you make it; hopefully big enough to keep you from burning out one more day.