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    215 KB Eclipse Phase - Transhumanist Nerdrapture Gone Wrong #2 Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:07 No.5633355  
    Continued from >>5622166 since it is in auto-sage.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:10 No.5633381
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    copy-pasting summary for noobs

    Your mind is software. Program it.
    Your body is a shell. Change it.
    Death is a disease. Cure it.
    Extinction is approaching. Fight it.

    Eclipse Phase is a tabletop roleplaying game of transhuman conspiracy and horror.

    Humanity stands on the cusp of a new age, with accelerated technological growth converging toward a singularity point, promising an undreamt-of future. Despite the ecopocalypse and social upheavals on Earth, humanity has conquered the solar system and partially terraformed Mars. Advancements in biotechnology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science have transformed our lives. Everyone is wirelessly networked with the world around them, AIs process vast amounts of information, and nano-fabrication enables people to “print” complex devices from the molecular level—at home. Biotechnology allows people to genefix, enhance, and clone their bodies, while others pursue body modifications to adapt to new environments or make themselves into something no longer quite human. People’s minds and memories can be digitized, uploaded, transferred over long distances, and downloaded into new bodies (biological or synthetic). Death has been defeated—for those who can afford it.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:11 No.5633385
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    From within, disaster struck. Transhumanity reaped the rewards of its arrogance when conflict spiked between the battered nations of Earth, already weakened by decades of climate catastrophes and other disruptive factors. Rampant netwars soon exploded into physical conflicts with spiraling body counts. In the midst of these aggressions, a group of military AIs known as TITANS quietly achieved full sentience and autonomy, and rapidly began exponentially incrementing their own intellectual growth. The AI intelligences spawned by this hard-takeoff singularity quickly turned against transhumanity, enveloping the system in unprecedented levels of violence, disaster, and warfare. What began as a whirlwind of conflict between political factions, revolutionaries, and hypercorps soon escalated into a struggle between man and machine.

    In just a few years, transhumanity was nearly wiped out with nuclear strikes, biowarfare plagues, destructive nanoswarms, infowar attacks, mass uploads, and other unexplained singularity events, ripping the superpowers of old to pieces. Our planetary home—Earth—was transformed into a toxic and strange hellhole, while many major habitats were left frozen sarcophagi in the vacuum of space. Just as quickly as they came, the TITANS disappeared, taking millions of uploaded minds with them, leaving behind a network of wormhole gateways. Known as Pandora Gates, these poorly-understood devices allow instantaneous teleportation to distant star systems—often one-way and/or fatal. Though only a handful of Pandora Gates are known to exist—each highly contested—the foolish, brave, curious, and desperate are already risking certain death to enter and explore what lies beyond.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:12 No.5633390
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    In the aftermath of the Fall, transhumanity lives on, divided into a patchwork of hypercorp combines, survivalist stations, transhuman faction species, and city-state habitats. Under the oppressive police states of immortal inner-system oligarchies, advanced technologies remain highly restricted, and refugee infomorphs are held in virtual slavery or resleeved in robotic bodies and forced into indentured labor. In the outer system, rebel transhuman scientists and techno-anarchists struggle to maintain a new society—from each according to their imagination and to each according to their need. And on the fringes and in the niches lurk networked tribes of political extremists, religious fanatics, criminal entrepeneurs, and bizarre posthumans, among other, stranger, and more alien things ...

    Though most claim the Fall was carefully orchestrated by the out-of-control TITANS, others whisper that the driving powers behind the wars—both AI and transhuman—were infected by a mutating virus with multiple infection vectors—biological, information, nano—dubbed the Exsurgent virus. Whatever its source, this virus has been known to sometimes transform its victims into something unexplainable ... something monstrous and reality-altering. Whatever the truth, the remnants of the TITANS and this virus were left to the desolated ruins or driven to the edges of the system, where they remain hidden away in dark corners, quietly waiting to infect the minds of the scavengers and explorers who find them ...

    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:13 No.5633400
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    mediafire for people too lazy to torrent: http://www.mediafire.com/?kmiy2todznv
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:14 No.5633407
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    I'm thinking this plus Continuum and you've got the perfect system for spacetime manipulating.

    "Gods in the Wasteland"?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:14 No.5633412
    As I was saying, what about this :

    the character sees nothing wrong with getting Augmented or using Life extension methods.

    It's just what of I know of neurology tells me that the idea of transfer wouldn't work - that it would be a copy of yourself, but the original dies with the body.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:19 No.5633453
    Data transfer works if it's a slow integration.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:19 No.5633456
    Can an AGI transfer into a biological body?

    Can such an individual gain the PSI strain?

    Can they be easily told apart from people who started as biologicals?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:19 No.5633457
    That is a completely viable character and would certainly offer a different style of play than some one that would change bodies like clothes.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:20 No.5633459
    Pg. 104- Meathab.
    >The full name of this unique habitat is Turn Yourself Into a Giant Mass of Space Meat for Art!, and as the name implies, 90% of the habitat’s structure consists of fast-cultured vat bacon, battened on the abundant resources of the ring system. MeatHab started out as someone’s art morph, but then, against all expectations, squatters moved in. MeatHab now has a population of 500.

    Hoooly shit.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:21 No.5633473
    Am I the only one that is digging the scum? Roving space gypsies for the win.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:23 No.5633484
    Yes, an AGI can transfer into a biological body, so long as that body has a cyberbrain or cortical stack.

    No, AGI can't gain PSI powers.

    And they'd be mostly indistinguishable from normal people with cortical stacks and cyberbrains.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:25 No.5633492

    Perhaps, but how would you know it wasn't a copy?

    I mean, I could see such a character (Who I have come to refer to as a "Oneist") making a backup "just in case" but he wouldn't be anyway near as cavalier about the possibility of death. And imagine playing his "copy" after death... "Is it really me, or am I just a copy? Do I make the best of this or what?"
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:27 No.5633502
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    >Roving space gypsies

    You said the magic words.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 08/28/09(Fri)21:28 No.5633506
    What is an AGI?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:28 No.5633514

    even if they're in a now-biological body?

    Also, check out this bit on the bottom of page 49 - "Most people allow their lifelogs to be public, understanding that anonymity is now an archaic concept."

    RIP Anonymous 2004 AD - 10 AF
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:30 No.5633526
    >AGI: Artifi cial General Intelligence. An AI that has cognitive
    faculties comparable to that of a human or higher.
    Also known as “strong AI” (differentiating from more
    specialized “weak AI”). See also “seed AI.”
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:30 No.5633533

    Artificial General Intelligence. I figured they would be able to gain such ability - sentience is sentience - but wouldn't be able to gain or access it in nonbiological morphs.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:31 No.5633538
    Artificial General Intelligence.

    There's three typesL AI, AGI, and Seed AI.

    AI are dumb Like a cat. AGI are smart like a person. Seed AI are smart like the entire population of the entire earth through all of its entire collective history. And then some.

    Seed AI's were what almost killed off transhumanity.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:32 No.5633555
    Artificial General Intelligence.

    Essentially, an unlimited A.I. with the potential to surpass mankind.
    Seed A.I. are the A.I. that intellectually expand exponentially.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:33 No.5633563
    What anime is this from?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:34 No.5633572

    so a transhuman couldn't attain that ability?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:35 No.5633576
    Well, that's mostly for a couple of reasons:

    1. Ubiquitous surveillance by governments
    2. Requiring an ID to use the Mesh.

    If sensors weren't installed in literally everything, and if the governments didn't require you to identify yourself before logging in, you could still have anonymity in the sense we have today.

    Even without those things though, a good hacker can still make themselves anonymous/invisible regardless. Hack into the nearby sensors and make yourself disappear, hack into someone elses' mesh and use it as a proxy, etc. etc.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:37 No.5633609
    All you need is the ability to infinitely self modify and improve yourself, and supercomputer to store and process yourself on.

    Of course, supercomputers are effectively banned. Only corporations and governments have them. They're almost akin to nuclear weapons, to give you an idea of the security surrounding them.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:37 No.5633610
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    That is a totally viable and awesome character concept.

    Just be careful because it seems like combat is fairly lethal.
    >> Stranger 08/28/09(Fri)21:37 No.5633611
    This sounds pretty badass, I'll have to look into it.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:38 No.5633616
    So I suppose Seed AI almost always try to expand infinitely, thus an inbuilt 'need' to consume more and more resources, and thus the innate probability for conflict with any contacted sentients as they try to integrate 'all' available processing, energy, and data?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:39 No.5633626
    moar like this? I love this kind of stuff, but I'm at work and don't have any pics to contribute.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:40 No.5633639
    Read this very, very carefully.

    What does this appearance remind you of?

    >Arachnoid robotic shells are 1-meter in length, segmented into two parts, with a smaller head, like a spider or termite. They feature four pairs of 1.5-meterlong retractable arms/legs, capable of rotating around the axis of the body, with built-in hydraulics for propelling the bot with small leaps. The manipulator claws on each arm/leg can be switched out with extendable mini-wheels for high-speed skating movement. A smaller pair of manipulator arms near the head allows for closer handling and tool use. In zero-G environments, arachnoids can retract their arms/legs and maneuver with vectored air thrusters.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:41 No.5633653
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    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:42 No.5633657
    Well, since the last Seed A.I.s who caused any trouble slaughtered billions of people and forcefully uploaded most of their victims' consciences on to their server-ships, yeah. I would say that.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:42 No.5633658
    So you ripped off Halo, congrats.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:42 No.5633659
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    Gee, I wonder...
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:42 No.5633660
    Well, nobody really knows because nobody's really had a chance to study Seed AI's.

    In the setting, they very quickly pwned the shit out of transhumanity and then left for whatever reason through the Pandora gates. Nobody knows why.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:43 No.5633670
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    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:43 No.5633671

    What the... I don't even
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:43 No.5633672
    No idea other than some kind of giant enemy crab/crab battle. Enlighten me.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:43 No.5633676


    You think GitS is the only thing EP stole from? Read "Singularity Sky" by Charles Stross


    TITANs = Eschaton, we're just in the middle of the break up of humanity rather than in the aftermath.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:44 No.5633685
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    Yeah. Eclipse Phase basically takes a whole bunch of awesome shit and mixes it together into an awesome smoothie of awesome.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:44 No.5633689

    here. I feel like a fucking moron.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:45 No.5633696
    I think the American tanks have a more functional design
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:46 No.5633705
    Well, it's not supposed to be a tank...
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:47 No.5633714
    I just imagine cat hair binding up those little wheels
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:48 No.5633719
    That's kinda like looking at a go-cart and saying "tractor trailers have a more functional design."
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:51 No.5633746
    You forgot the description:

    >Similar to a Hamilton cylinder, the kilometer-long habitat harvests and processes ring material to grow itself. The outer surface is frozen fesh ten meters thick whose surface resembles a cross between a tree trunk and fank steak. Past the axial space dock is a warren of veinous, skin-covered corridors lit by bioluminescent panels and maintained by small, reptilian symbiotes that eat away dead skin and may have other immune functions as well. Gravity inside is 0.5 g.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:52 No.5633757
    It also seems to have stolen a bit from the Altered Carbon series of books.

    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:53 No.5633765
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    Is this the only photo on the web of the American tank?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:54 No.5633786
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    heading down to earth?

    be a dear and pick me up some flan on your way, hmmm?

    there are just too many things you can do with this setting.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:55 No.5633800
    Transhumanism lucky star anyone :3?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:55 No.5633801

    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:56 No.5633804
    I finally designed a character. I can post the full statistics but...

    Meet the Aspiring Intelligence security system - or, fondly nicknamed "AspI". It was one of the primary sentient security systems on Titan used to ensure that the files detailing several Titanian micro-corp projects were left untouched. Any hacker who wanted to obtain this information had to go through AspI first and it was designed to be the best. Hacking was its pride and joy and it always enjoyed testing itself against other humans. It had to admire humans - despite everything it did to stop them, they just kept on coming and coming. Why were they so determined? What drove them?
    Driven by this admiration, AspI strove to become more human, often exploring the Mesh, hacking whatever it could come across and looking to aquire credit, as humans did. It didn't understand, however, for it had nothing to do with the credit. As long as it was guarding the micro-corporations' information, it would never have anything to do with it. So, it left, uploading itself on to a Plurality Arachnoid sleeve with basic combat augmentations and it spent its credits and it aquired more credits and spent more credits and aquired more. It continues this cycle to today, still confused as to why this drives humanity, hacking anything and everything it comes across and exchanging this information for a price, barely aware of what a security risk it is.

    In the end AspI's just a big ol' curious AGI that wants to be human more than anything else.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)21:58 No.5633841
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    It's a light tank, really.

    But yeah, it's not in the range of even a modern tank in terms of taking fire and giving it right back. It is however much more manueverable, stealthy and self-aware.


    ...those tanks seem awfully poorly designed. Such high clearance! It's like asking someone to roll a high explosive underneath you.

    It seems they have a gun to help protect against that though.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:00 No.5633860
    >> Stranger 08/28/09(Fri)22:02 No.5633876
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    I got my character idea ready.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:03 No.5633883
    Sounds like an awesome early antagonist NPC.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:03 No.5633890
    Good, Just be ready for almost everyone beside the anarchists to be after you.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:04 No.5633897
    >Such high clearance! It's like asking someone to roll a high explosive underneath you.

    You WANT high clearance in vehicle design. Actually, mechs are one of those kinds of vehicles that are exceptional against IED's.

    The further you are from the blast, the less force is hitting the vehicle. A big problem with many armoured vehicles is that they are designed to be relatively low to the ground so that they are harder to spot and easier to hide. This also happens to make them good targets for IED's.

    V-shaped hulls can help offset this, as can giving the vehicle more clearance.

    Mechs are superior because they've got a suspension system [legs] with a wide range of movement that can allow them to have high or low clearance from the ground when they want and how they want.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:06 No.5633919
    That's the main problem. It would make too good an antagonist. I can't explain why it woul be such a good hacker without coming up with something about it being a rogue security system.

    Sure, it's fairly feeble in physical combat although it can still take a lot of battering. However, it can hack practically anything. No need to engage in combat if I can tear their brains apart from a mile away.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:07 No.5633927
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    You can swap genders/bodies/biological structures easily.

    you can rent sentient octopi hookers.

    you can flood another person's vision with porn pop-ups, and even grope people from afar with tactile AR illusions.

    what other transpervert things can we think of?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:11 No.5633969
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    Hey just a question, in case anyone happens to know...

    On the character sheet, it says your Damage Bonus is your durability divided by 10.

    In the rulebook, it says your Damage Bonus is your Somatics divided by 10.

    But which one is true?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:13 No.5633997
    Yeah. Got Level 3 Black Mark with the Titanians and I have got On the Run as well.
    AspI's fucked.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:13 No.5634001
    Forking yourself into another body and then having sex with it.

    "Now neither of us will be virgins!"
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:14 No.5634006
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    So wait, the TITANs merged with a bunch of Transhumans?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:15 No.5634022
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    The uploading/body changing part kinda reminds me of the setting for "There Will Be Dragons" (available on-line free at the Baen Free Library ( http://www.baen.com/library/ ) - difference there being that there are no megacorps, just the far future equivalent of forum moderators with god-like power over the whole planet (who then proceed to have childish fights and start a war with each other using those resources _exactly_ the way you'd expect a bunch of 14-year-old forum moderators who hate each other to act.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:16 No.5634031
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    I like it.


    I suppose that's true, but it doesn't seem very ..disrable with something that's just treads. With it so high off the ground it looks like being shot by another tank would just send this thing flying over onto it's side or back. Not to mention making it's treads huge targets, while the modern tank design makes the treads a bit more protected and spider-tank style designs are hard to disable on account of not requiring *every* leg to keep moving and legs being even harder to target.

    Good for IDE defense, bad for being shot at by other tanks.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:16 No.5634032
    Suicide fetishists.

    As long as the cortical stack remains solid, you could act out all of your suicidal fantasies.

    Choking to death? Sure.
    Vore? Sure.
    Soft vore, hard vore, ultimate masochism and therefore ultimate sadism - this is a hedonist's dream.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:17 No.5634048
    As I understand it they forced the singularity.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:17 No.5634050
    I would assume that the book takes precedence, but...

    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:18 No.5634053
    No, the TITANs had their special bots hack off the heads of millions of people, steal their cortical stacks, upload their consciousnesses on to their servers and sail away into space with a billion stolen minds.

    Seriously, no one knows what has happened to the stolen humans.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:21 No.5634086
    Here's the stat-block:

    AspI, Titanian Infolife
    Rogue Security System

    COG 20
    COO 10 (15)
    INT 20
    REF 20
    SAV 10
    SOM 10 (20)
    WIL 15

    SPD 1
    DUR 40
    WT 8
    DR 80
    DB 1 (2)

    INIT 80
    LUC 30
    TT 6
    IR 60

    MOXIE 4

    1,950 Credits

    @-rep: 25
    g-rep: 75

    Academics (Computer Science): 70
    Academics (Cryptography): 70
    Academics (Mathematics): 60
    Art (Simul-Space Design): 40
    Beam Weapons: 40 (45)
    Blades: 30 (40)
    Deception: 30
    Flight: 30 (40)
    Free-Fall: 30
    Free-running: 30
    Hardware (Robotics): 60
    Impersonation: 40
    Infiltration: 30 (35)
    Infosec: 90
    Interests (Reclaimer Blogs): 30
    Interests (Science Fiction): 50
    Interests (Underground XR): 30
    Interfacing: 80
    Language (English): 70
    Language (Norsk): 90
    Networking (Autonomists): 40
    Networking (Criminals): 30
    Networking (Scientists): 30
    Profession (Security Ops): 70
    Programming: 70
    Research: 60
    Scrounging: 50

    Morph: Arachnoid

    Purchased Enhancements: Cyberclaw, Disabler, Fiberoptic Cable, Hand Laser, Laser/Microwave Link, Quantum Computer, Radio Booster
    Programs: Exploit, Face/Image Recognition, Sniffer, Spoof
    Scorchers: Bedlam, Cauterizers, Nightmare, Shutter, Spasm

    Traits: Ambidextrous (Foreclaws), Black Mark (Level 3, Titanian Commonwealth), Eidetic Memory, Expert (Infosec), On the Run (Titan), Real World Naivete, Social Stigma (AGI)
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:23 No.5634103
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    While I've yet to get a chance to read the book itself, here's some I've thought up based on bits I've heard:

    - Undoubtedly the biomods would enable every furry to live out their fantasy of being a ...whatever.
    - Those with fetishes that are fantasy due to the fact that they end in death. Cannibals, Voreaphiles, Guro fetishes, etc. would have a field day with the virtual immortality provided (and probably would use a succession of flats, since each body isn't going to be around very long)
    - Mind control fetishes would have *lots* of fun with the fact that you can edit memories and shit.
    - Sexuality in general would get kinda fucked up by the fact that you can swap gender on the fly.

    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:25 No.5634122
    Resleeving as an octomorph is the new wearing a slutty dress for your partner.
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    >Undoubtedly the biomods would enable every furry to live out their fantasy of being a ...whatever.


    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:30 No.5634184
    How frightfully appropriate.
    >> Heretic Ted 08/28/09(Fri)22:31 No.5634187
    SDF where are you...
    I...I miss you...
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:31 No.5634189

    Well, sexual/gender orientation would be sort of like this -

    Heterosexual - Prefers the opposite sex regardless of current gender

    Homosexual - Prefers the same sex regardless of current gender

    Bisexual - No preference regardless of current gender

    Androsexual - Prefers men regardless or current gender

    Gynosexual - Prefers women regardless of current gender

    Androgyneosexual - Prefers hermaphrodites regardless of current gender
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    Got my own character done up as well:

    Background: Infolife
    Faction: Mercurial
    Morph: Modified Slitheroid
    Gender Identity: Female
    Actual Age:
    Current Moxie: 3
    Motivations: +AGI Rights, +Research (Security Systems), +Exploration

    TOTAL: COG 25 / COO 20 / INT 15 / REF 25 / SAV 5 / SOM 25 / WIL 10

    Moxie: 3 / Trauma Threshold: 4 / Lucidity: 20 / Insanity Rating: 40 / Wound Threshold: 13 / Durability: 65 / Death Rating: 120 / Initiative: 110 / Speed: 1 / Damage Bonus: 2

    Armor: 34/29

    Melee Weapon: Cyberclaws / Skill: 55 / AP: -2 / DV: 2d10+10 / Notes: Pneumatic Limbs add +1d10, Damage Bonus +2, Synth +2
    Ranged Weapon: Automatic Rifle / Skill: 75 / AP: -6 / DV: 2d10+6 / Modes: SA, BF, FA / Ammo: 500 Rounds, 30 Mag / Range: 150\250\500\900 / Notes: Mounted Right Arm, Smartlinked
    Ranged Weapon: Seeker Rifle / Skill: 80 / AP: -4 / DV: 3d10+6 / Modes: SA / Ammo: 10 Frag\20Smoke, 6 Mag / Range: 5-150\300\1000\3000 / Notes: Mounted Left Arm, Smartlinked
    Ranged Weapon: Particle Beam Bolter / Skill: 75 / AP: -2 / DV: 2d10+4 / Modes: SA / Ammo: 100, 20\hour recharge / Range: 30\100\150\300 / Notes: Mounted Right Torso (Articulated), Smartlinked

    Traits: Real World Naiveté, Social Stigma, Edited Memories, On The Run, Black Mark 1, Expert (InfoSec), Tough (Morph) 2, Situational Awareness, Right At Home (Synth)

    Picture related.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:34 No.5634215
    There's actually a portion explaining various gender identities and such.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:35 No.5634217
    No, not really.

    The main distinctions in sexuality will be:
    Those who prefer sexual relationships based on mental attributes.
    Those who prefer sexual relationships based on physical attributes.

    You might fuck transhuman with certain kinks or you might fuck sleeves with certain appearances.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:35 No.5634224

    what if their mech parts aren't hooked up to the mesh? wouldn't you need a connection?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:37 No.5634238
    Damn. Please tell me your AGI is combat-focused. I'd hate to create an identity super-hacker-bot.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:37 No.5634248

    Which is basically the same as what Denton does if he wins.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:40 No.5634263
    If they're not on the mesh and if they're not in biomorph sleeves, then I use my disabler to shut them down once someone successfully grapples them or if I pull off a successful called shot.
    Even if that fails, if I can find a single port on my enemy, I can always resort to fiberoptic cables.

    If not, well, then I just have to rely on my trusty cyber claw and hand laser to take care of the job. This droid's a security expert, not a combat master.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:41 No.5634277
    I've been thinking about this, and there are oh so many delicious ways around it.

    I gave my Synth the skinlink upgrade, so it can interface/talk with the computer system of anything it touches.

    Figure, a skinlink coating on bullets/grenades of some kind, giving you access to whatever you shot at. Then it's just a matter of breaking the security, if it's there, so you can screw up their brain.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:42 No.5634287
    Awesome. Saw this in the last thread glad it all work out for you.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:45 No.5634305
    Transhuman space also had Tachikomas.

    The were Called R.A.T.S and I forget what that stood for.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:45 No.5634306
    Highest skill is in InfoSec, which I grabbed and raised to 90 [using the expert trait]. AGI are really great for that. They only spend half the skill points on InfoSec, Interfacing, Programming, and Research, so it's easy to bring those up to fairly high levels.

    The combat skills are a bit better developed than hacking skills aside from InfoSec. On the flipside, my character has the social experience of a 5 year old.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:49 No.5634355
    >Savvy 5

    >Savvy (SAV) is your mental adaptability, social intuition, and pro ciency for interacting with others. It includes social awareness and manipulation.

    >pg. 174, Aptitude Range, 1-5: Child Average

    Enjoy your deathbot that thinks kissing is icky.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:49 No.5634358
    Damn it, my Infosec is up to 90 as well.
    Then again, my character probably has all of the ultimate hacking software that yours lacks.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:51 No.5634378
    Am I going to be the only one running that was once a fleshbeing?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:51 No.5634379
    Regarding the tanks on the picture, didnt you watch GITS? Those tanks usually drive on 4 full threads, but can lift themselves up and drive just on the forward part of the threads, as shown on your picture.
    It is still a pretty unrealistic and stupid design from engeneering point of view.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:53 No.5634396
    I just had an idea - World of Darkness/Eclipse Phase crossover. Use the background setting of Eclipse Phase, but the monsters have come to the stars with us.
    >> Stranger 08/28/09(Fri)22:54 No.5634404
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    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:56 No.5634425
    Anybody got music recommendations for the game?

    Laibach - B Mashina
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:58 No.5634449
    I grabbed: AR Illusions, Exploit, Facial/Image Recognition, Sniffer, Spoof, Tactical Network, Tracking, Cauterizer

    I put 50cp into money so I had 55,000 credits to spend on toys.

    The morph augmentations include: Access Jacks, Basic Mesh Inserts, Cortical Stack, Cyberbrain, Enhanced Vision, Mnemonic Augmentation, Direction Sense, Echolocation, Enhanced Hearing, Enhanced Smell, Anti-Glare, Electrical Sense, Radiation Sense, T-Ray Emitter, Mental Speed, Skinlink, Cyberclaws, Synthmorph Heavy Combat Armor, Heavy Body Armor, Magnetic System, Pneumatic Limbs, Structural Enhancement, Weapon Mounts, Smartlinks, Particle Beam Bolter, Kinetic Rifle, Seeker Rifle, 360 Degree Vision, Lidar, Radar, Smart Dust, Traction Pads, X-Ray Emitter, Guardian Nanoswarm, Chameleon Coating, Fireproofing, Lotus Coating, Refractive Glazing, Self Healing, Thermal Dampening

    Granted, I went and bought lots of cheap stuff - [Seriously 3/4ths of all this is like, 250cr each.] mostly because of their utility and cheapness. But things like your quantum computer are great for cracking into stuff, even if it's really expensive.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)22:59 No.5634457
    I just finished my character, but seeing as this is my first real experience with RPG's I'm probably going to redo it.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:02 No.5634496
    Well, personally my first character sucked balls after I was finished. Didn't even have a fray skill and such.

    Read the rules some more and made a second, much much better character.

    Once I actually play a game though, I'll be able to fine tune my character design even more, as I figure out what works and what doesn't.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:04 No.5634516
    The main problem is that a lot of it doesn't really fit with the character concept.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:14 No.5634634
    Ouch. Seems like you've really optimized the ultimate synth then.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:20 No.5634684
    Hmm how crippling would it be to take the Re-Instantiated background?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:26 No.5634747
    I've been looking at the weapons, and I'm already seeing a couple issues here. First off, the firing mode rules:

    Single shot weapons may only be fired once per Complex Action.

    Semi-automatic weapons are capable of quick, repeated fire. They may be fired twice with the same Complex Action. Each shot is handled as a separate attack.

    Two bursts may be fired with the same Complex Action. Each burst is handled as a separate attack. Bursts use up 3 shots worth of ammunition. A burst may be shot against a single target (concentrated fire), or against two targets who are standing within one meter of each other. In the case of concentrated fire against a single target, increase the DV by +1d10.

    Only one full-auto attack may be made with each Complex Action. This attack may be made a single target or against up to three separate targets, as long as each is within one meter of another. In the case of a concentrated fire on a single individual, increase the DV by +1d10 + 10. Firing in full automatic mode uses up 10 shots.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:27 No.5634752
    Which is, so far, so good.

    But then you get to the stats on a sniper rifle:
    Armor Piercing: -12; Damage Value: 2d10+10; Average DV: 21; Firing Modes: SA, BF, FA; Ammo: 40

    and Railgun sniper rifle:
    Armor Piercing: -15; Damage Value: 2d10+12; Average DV: 23; Firing Modes: SA, BF, FA; Ammo: 40

    If you get the extended magazine upgrade, the ammo increases to 60. [Hopefully you see where I'm going with this...]

    Now, if we fire a railgun sniper rifle in full auto we get to shoot three people at AP -15; DV: 2d10+12 doing 23 damage to each one. Or we can shoot one person at AP: -15; DV: 3d10+20 doing 34 damage to him.

    And this can be done 4-6 times before needing to reload. Why bother with any other gun? Even the plasma rifle can only manage 28 damage on average, and is still limited to single shot mode.

    Even worse, if you look at the machine gun! It only carries 50 rounds of ammo! That's 10 more than a sniper rifle! An upgraded sniper rifle can shoot, on full auto, for longer than a machine gun can.

    I'm thinking some changes might want to be made here. [Notably: Reduce sniper rifle to 10 or 15 rounds, and remove full auto ability. AND increase ammo of the machinegun by 100 or more.]
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:30 No.5634775
    Honestly, none of the backgrounds are crippling in any way. They're just different.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:33 No.5634809
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    Thanks. Starting with no cred is just slightly daunting. And if I am not an idiot I do get the extra 10 CP for having the Edited Memories trait correct? Or no?
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:34 No.5634817
    The only one close to crippling is the Lost Generation background, and that's chock full of RP opportunity. Raised by AIs, half-insane, 6 years old with the memories/body of a twentysomething, etc.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:35 No.5634829
    >Why bother with any other gun?
    This weird little thing people call "roleplaying".
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:37 No.5634859
    Average starting credits = 5,000

    You start with 1,000 CP.
    1 CP can be turned into 1,000 credits.

    You can pay back for your flaw by spending 5 CP.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:37 No.5634860
    Yes you do. All the negative traits you start with give you their CP bonus.

    However, you are still limited to a maximum CP bonus of 50. So if you've got two negative traits giving you +20CP, you can only get up to 3 more negative traits.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:41 No.5634895
    Thank you both. I feel slightly stupid but meh.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:47 No.5634958
    I wasn't bringing it up to munchkin, I'm merely pointing out a flaw in the given weapons.

    Personally some things I'd change:

    Submachine Gun: Give it 50 ammo. Submachine guns today carry this much. [P90, Calico, for instance.]

    Sniper Rifle: 10 round magazine, no full auto or burst fire mode.

    Machine Gun: Lots of changes here. Make the AP -6 or -8, leave the damage the same or change it to 2d10+8, give it 150 rounds of ammo per magazine. Machine guns aren't just for suppression, they kill people too. I'd rather have an M240 [weight issues aside] than an M4 or M16.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:55 No.5635054

    and don't forget, telepathic.
    >> Anonymous 08/28/09(Fri)23:57 No.5635067
    Yes, we can't forget the head asplodes.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)00:01 No.5635095

    Is there a way to do other PSI abilities besides telepathy?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)00:16 No.5635235

    There are more problems than just that - a lot of the detail is copypasta from their Shadowrun stuff, and either doesn't make sense or just wastes space. There are also many editing errors.

    Type: Field, Active, Combat
    Linked Aptitude: COO
    What it is: Exotic Ranged Weapon skill includes
    the use and maintenance of all ranged weapons not
    covered by the Beam, Flechette, Kinetic, Sonic, or
    Throwing Weapons skills.
    When you use it: Use this skill whenever attacking with
    an exotic ranged weapon in ranged combat (p. 191).
    Sample Fields: Blowgun, Crossbow, Flamethrower,
    Specializations: N/A

    Type: Active, Combat
    Linked Aptitude: COO
    What it is: The Spray Weapons skill covers the use
    and maintenance of cone-effect ranged weapons (see
    Spray Weapons, p. 340).
    When you use it: A player uses their Sonic Weapons
    skill whenever they are attacking with a spray weapon
    in ranged combat (p. 191).
    Specializations: Buzzer, Freezer, Shard, Shredder, Torch

    Flamethrowers = Torches. There is no Sonic Weapons Skill etc.

    A few things are a bit silly:
    Wasp Knife: Wasp knives are equipped with a can-
    ister in their handle. The common use is to  ll these
    canisters with pressured air, which in ates inside
    the target. This is potentially lethal in vacuum or
    pressurized environments (like underwater), as the
    gas bursts out of the body cavity to escape (+2d10
    damage in such situations). Wasp knives may also
    be loaded with chemicals, drugs, or nanobots. The
    target must be damaged for the canister’s contents to
    affect them. [Low]
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)00:22 No.5635281
    Character idea:
    Design basic character, buy a half dozen morphs.

    Fork yourself into all of them.

    Fuck yeah, my own personal army.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)00:24 No.5635311
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    Become Legion?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)00:25 No.5635316
    >A few things are a bit silly: Wasp Knife: Wasp knives are equipped with a canister in their handle. The common use is to fill these canisters with pressured air, which inflates inside the target. This is potentially lethal in vacuum or pressurized environments (like underwater), as the gas bursts out of the body cavity to escape (+2d10 damage in such situations). Wasp knives may also be loaded with chemicals, drugs, or nanobots. The target must be damaged for the canister’s contents to affect them.

    I guess you've never heard of the WASP knife then... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa_NC-_fvKs
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)00:36 No.5635400
    I know I want to do a sadistic scumborn criminal (Nine Lives) with a penchant for using neotenic morphs; however, I'm not sure whether to do the hacker/rogue thing or go with psi powers.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)00:38 No.5635416
    i'm making an uplifted cat from the sol colony.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)00:39 No.5635433

    That looks awesome.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)00:40 No.5635440
    There's no real morph category for uplifted cats, unless you plan on being in a different morph
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)00:53 No.5635567
    Psi powers all come out of a mutated singularity-borne virus, are rare as fuck and have two levels of power for PCs -

    Psi-Chi is all personal-level stuff, like giving you savant-level maths ability or comprehending how to use a device (even an alien relic) just by picking it up.

    Psi-Gamma's where you get into playing with other people's heads but even that's almost all touch-range.

    Only getting them means you're a) a bit crazy b) vulnerable to other psychics (gamma-level powers have their range increased when going up against other asyncs) and c) rely on at least partly-biological morphs to the point that staying infomorphic for too long sends you crazy.

    Also psi doesn't work on synths but you can do way more hacking tricks.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)00:57 No.5635596
    also - there is, but not for PCs (thank god.)

    I figure that AGIs could learn to pass as somebody else, but it might take a bit of impersonation-type skills.

    Also, it says you can't start with the psi trait - I'd say it's possible to get it in a biomorph body, but since the only way to do that is to go out and get infected with the exsurgent virus...
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)01:10 No.5635680
    >go out and get infected with the exsurgent virus...

    Yeah. That's sounds like a jolly good idea.

    Don't worry, when you come back you'll only be 75% crazy.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)01:23 No.5635798
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    >>no uplifted cats


    How do I get catgirls then!?

    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)01:45 No.5636054

    No no, it's cool. You can pretty much adapt the system to anything. I mean, genetic splicing lends itself well to cat genes. Make whatever you want!
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)01:46 No.5636060
    Fetish Fuel:

    Switching bodies so you can suck your own penis
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)01:51 No.5636122
    I was thinking of making a Suped Up Space Mercenary. (The kind you see from Aliens.) The guys ship is dated and his base of operations is a Tin Can but he's a good Merc with lots of guns and does a lot of Hazardous Work involving shooting mutants, investgating derelicts and facilties that havent reported in, in months and has been known to tamper with shit that should never have been fucked with.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)01:56 No.5636180
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    I have thrown together a basic backstory for him, but have hit a brick wall. After I figured out how he got to where he is I have no idea what he is/would be doing now.

    So far he is a Re-Instantiated that had a indenture go south on him and had some of his memories edited. He made an agreement with Nine Lives to get him a morph and out of there if he did some work for them.

    That's about it so far. My instincts say to make him a bruiser but I might try for a stealth oriented fellow instead. I honestly am slightly overwhelmed by all the options represented in this book. Any thoughts on the matter?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)01:58 No.5636198
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    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:03 No.5636245
    Problem: Spaceships are expensive.

    Like, really expensive.

    Probably the cheapest spacecraft listed is the SLOTV, and it explicitly states in the description that "Some exceptionally wealthy individuals own private SLOTV's."

    Replacement morphs easily run between 30,000 and 150,000 credits. I'd imagine an SLOTV would cost in the range of several million.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:03 No.5636253
    I gotta say that this looks really interesting so far.

    I'm loving the sense of diversity it gives.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:05 No.5636274
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    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:15 No.5636392
    Stealth + Disabler.

    Sneak up on someone, jack the disabler into their neck. It's like instantly winning. Video related: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xreZRkM_vRc

    Also, bonus Batou:
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:19 No.5636430
    That first video. The knife fight. Holy fuck.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:20 No.5636449
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    I've seen it all.

    I saw earth before the Fall. I've worked in a ruster shell on Mars. I've flapped my wings and flown through the skies of Titan. I've swam under the depths of Europa. I've fought in gladiatorial death matches aboard scum barges. I've visited brothels employing neotenics. I've been a neotenic whore, selling myself to octomorphs. I've floated out between Kuiper Belt habitats in a tin can hardly worthy of being called a space ship. I've jumped through gates to walk across the surface of planets on the other side of the galaxy. I've returned to earth to see the charred remains of what was left after the Fall. I've even lived on the surface of the sun for a time. And that's just the stuff I've done myself.

    I've seen it all.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:21 No.5636462
    Mmm, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex, soo goood. Come on allready hit us with the 3'rd Gig!
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:24 No.5636490
    Hmm not a bad idea...I would assume a ghost to be best for this then.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:29 No.5636548
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    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:31 No.5636573
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    This setting strikes me as being really depressing for some reason.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:32 No.5636580
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    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:35 No.5636608
    What's it mean when you derive pleasure from destructing robots and A.I. particularly when it's done in a highly violent fashion?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:44 No.5636689
    The satisfaction that you have removed a possible threat to humanity, seeing how they turn out most of the time?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:56 No.5636789
    Thats being a sick-fuck sadist who only gets away with it because of loopholes in law and morality.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)02:59 No.5636832
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    Crawl from the wreckage one more time.
    Horrific memory twists the mind.
    Dark, rusted, cold and hard to turn.
    Path of destruction feel it burn.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)03:02 No.5636850
    It depends on the level of the AI or robot. Does it react to pain in a somewhat human way (display's of pain-reaction, begging, the equivalent of crying) Because you've probably discovered a love of sadism. You'd enjoy doing the same to humans, except robots offer an easy rationalization and get you in less trouble.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)03:04 No.5636869
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    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)03:09 No.5636911

    That you don't have a place in the future.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)03:19 No.5636978
    This. You're still a dick, you just won't get in as much trouble.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)03:27 No.5637037

    You misunderstand - I know about the Wasp Knife, but for it to be exactly the same in TEH FUTARE is silly.

    Rather than compressed air, when you stab someone with the hollow triangular blade of a Hellwasp Antishell Knife it triggers a plasma discharge into the entry wound. (Caution, the HAK system is intended for exoatmospheric CQC and should not be operated without thermal protective gear.)

    After all - all weapons are now recoilless... heh heh heh.

    Aside from that where are morphic fractal knives and my goddamn Dragons Tooth?

    Yes, yes, they'll be in the weapons supplement...
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)03:30 No.5637071
    holy shit, I am a mutualist this is the first time other then Ken Macleod novels that we have ever been mentioned in pop culture
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)03:35 No.5637129
    I haven't been this impressed by an RPG since I read Continuum.
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    adventure idea:

    An AR game goes awry, spreading a virus that brings the entire habitat into the 'game' and making everyone believe they are characters within the setting.

    Without some creative hacking of your own, your team and any other outsiders will be regarded as invading aliens, demons, or monsters of some sort, assuming you can manage this without being infected yourself.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:05 No.5639449

    INNOCENCE is a Privilege
    DECEPTION is a Right
    HONESTY is a Liability
    IDENTITY...Is a Lie

    Welcome to another Night at The (Space) Opera.

    You have front row tickets to the Extinction of all Mankind.


    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:10 No.5639490
    I love this game. And to the person calling it depressing: Go read the Rifters books by Peter Watts, they're free on his site if you don't want to visit a bookshop.

    That's depressing. And has those pressurised-air knives, only they're calibrated for the bottom of the ocean, so the pressure's a little higher than usual.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:13 No.5639515
    Speaking of cyberpunk, I've been meaning to read Neuromancer for a while but just haven't had the motivation. Is it worth reading? Is it... awesome?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:18 No.5639537

    Yes. Unfortunately the sequels go snooker loopy after a few thousand words.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:20 No.5639541
    Stop relabeling Delta Green catchphrases as Eclipse Phase ones you pussy.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:21 No.5639549

    What's wrong with using one awesome game to support another?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:25 No.5639563
    One is awesome and the other can't come up with it's own shit?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:27 No.5639570

    Get the stick out of your ass, Agent STICKASS.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:30 No.5639590
    >herp a derp derp
    Plagiarism is awesome!
    Every book should be the same!
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:32 No.5639598
    No one's yet to mention Swarmanoids in this thread.
    hundreds of thousands of insectlike bots, now that's a crazy morph for someone to have. I'd imagine it'd be confusing at first figuring out how to move the bugs all at once.
    Who else thinks most people making swarmanoids would be BEEEEEEEEEEEESSS?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:32 No.5639600
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    You couldn't have four noncombatants, a smart dog, and a hippy-painted GEV in Delta Green. SCOOBY DOO IN SPACE.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:33 No.5639605

    Jesus, i'm not writing a fucking book, i'm spoofing something. It's using one awesome thing to point at and augment the other thing that is awesome.

    You truly are new here are'nt you? We do this shit all the time. Get used to it.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:34 No.5639613

    The four noncombatants part ain't that far off though.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:35 No.5639619
    Hahaha you must be from suptg chat
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:35 No.5639624
    This is the most /tg/ game: its character sheet has a space for gender identity.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:36 No.5639630
    Ah, no. I do read the archived threads from time to time when I forget what extraneous shit goes in the official meatbread recipe.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:37 No.5639632
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    >It's using one awesome thing to point at and detract from the other thing that is awesome.
    >accusation of newfaggotry
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:38 No.5639636
    It's very, VERY worth reading, but Snowcrash is even better.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:39 No.5639644
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    >Greentext, completely unrelated pic

    Suck my balls.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:40 No.5639652
    Relevant: http://www.rifters.com/real/shorts.htm
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    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:43 No.5639677
    These are always funny, as most of time both posters seem to think they win if they post last, no matter how retarded the contents of said posts.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:47 No.5639712
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    This is why I hate Eclipse Phase.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:49 No.5639725
    Oh fuck yes brb downloadan
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:51 No.5639747
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    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:51 No.5639751
    Ironically, this is why I like Eclipse Phase.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:52 No.5639760
    How is seed-AI-as-cosmic-horror a bad thing? That sounds like a reason to enjoy Eclipse Phase more than anything.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:56 No.5639784
    What is that novel? Is it supposed to be awesome or something?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)08:59 No.5639795
    It's pretty good. Read it for free: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/accelerando/

    It was originally a series of short stories, which is kinda obvious in parts, but it's pretty cool stuff.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:00 No.5639806
    Ooh, thanks. I take it it's transhuman flavored?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:04 No.5639835
    I have an idea for a Space Paladin. The idea would need a Cortical Stack or two to work. Basically, it all boils down to: Space Paladin has two sets of personalities. One is edited down to nothing but their good acts, the other, nothing but their bad acts (as interpreted by them or their organization/church/spacepope). The one with nothing but good deeds on their record would be the typical arrogant, crusading bastard for good, while the other would be a humble monk-like character, always trying to achieve enlightenment to atone for past sins.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:05 No.5639838
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    This is why I like Eclipse Phase.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:07 No.5639844
    Can you fit two cortical stacks into one morph?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:09 No.5639850

    I've heard of that in the threads here, but I have'nt read the book yet. Ive heard something about a signal-splitter connecting the brain to two different stacks.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:12 No.5639867
    ...have you even read the last third of that book?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:13 No.5639876
    There's a personality split dohicky in there somewhere, but cortical stacks backup the entire brain, so you only need one.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:15 No.5639893
    Just out of curiosity, who plans on actually purchasing a hardcopy of Eclipse Phase when they exist? The typos and shit in the PDF have kinda turned me off the idea, but I may just hold out for a second or third printing.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:15 No.5639898
    Yeah, they're not really very big, and you can have multiple AIs in one head etc anyway.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:17 No.5639908
    You can have an "enhanced" cortical stack.

    Your cortical stack has space for another - although one remains dominant over the body while the other is simply there for support.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:17 No.5639912
    >Just out of curiosity, who plans on actually purchasing a hardcopy of Eclipse Phase when they exist? The typos and shit in the PDF have kinda turned me off the idea, but I may just hold out for a second or third printing.
    The first printing that looks like they have editors who speak English is going in my collection.
    There are times I think I'd be willing to proofread small-press RPGs for free just so they look like professional work.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:24 No.5639962
    Character idea: you're a clone produced by a human supremacist cult in an ongoing experiment to produce human super-intelligence after attending lectures with 140 identical faces you proceed to blow the whole facility to kingdom come and earn your freedom.
    You're now one of the most wanted terrorists in the system and you're 10 years old.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:29 No.5640008
    Haha, awesome.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:48 No.5640148
    To do this "Editing" and "Burning" do you need to just have the Stacks attached to you, or do you need access/get plugged into a console/technical doohickey?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)09:51 No.5640160
    >There are times I think I'd be willing to proofread small-press RPGs for free just so they look like professional work.
    You're not the only one. Sure, my work wouldn't be on par with that of a professional but it would be a massive improvement.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)10:03 No.5640278
    "Have you come to a conclusion?"

    "Yes Administrator. After going through the medical records it appears that Nr.88 was suffering from a hormonal imbalance, most probably caused by the unscheduled onset of puberty. The chemical suppressants we utilized to forestall this might well have caused an unpredictably inflammatory emotional response."

    "An inflammatory response? Yes quite, hacking into the extranet to acquire all our security loopholes then gathering chemical reactives over the course of three months all under the noses of our security supervisors. I'd say thats a fairly well mediated inflammatory response!"

    "The responsible parties have had their contracts terminated Administrator."

    "Good! is there anything else, Supervisor?"

    "The damage reports have concluded that none of the pupils can continue the program in its current capacity. Those who survived suffered untreatable mental trauma."

    *Sigh*"Back to the drawing board, is it?"

    "Just one more thing, I can't be certain of this but one of the Janitorial staff might have had something to do with the incident."

    "...Go on."

    "As I said its a theory, but it appears she might have given him a name..."
    "Damn those council airheads! I told them to let the AIs do the grunt work but no! Hallowed ground they said! Pah! What was it?"


    "The name, what was it?"

    "Petja, after her son, supposedly."
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    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)10:47 No.5640584

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    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)11:02 No.5640659
    Just a tad.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)11:13 No.5640703
    >girl who fights vicious giant eels for rich jaded audiences

    ... I'd watch this.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)11:33 No.5640818
    You can watch anything, thanks to the wonders of VR and XP.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)11:39 No.5640854
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    Fuck yeah, Courage Wolf!
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)11:48 No.5640919
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    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)12:24 No.5641159
    voluntary extinction cult unleashes nanotech are you a bad enough dude to save transhumanity!?
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)12:31 No.5641204
    You were born in a Neospartan habitat.
    You got bored.
    You took your wolf .
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)12:32 No.5641217

    Screw that, I'll just resleeve at an unaffected hab in the outer system.
    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)13:54 No.5641761

    >> Anonymous 08/29/09(Sat)13:57 No.5641782
    The nanotech has embedded itself intractably into your cord...you're stuck in there with the rest, It looks like theres gonna be a quarantine

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