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    246 KB Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)00:39 No.5648250  
    Eclipse Phase adventure ideas, character portraits, or character ideas.

    One of the previous threads is here >>5642930 Mostly just a general discussion.

    Any way I'll start us off.

    Party is sent out by Firewall to investigate a freighter that has for some reason stop all transmissions. When the reach it they find it is docked at an unregistered habitat filled with morphs that are all identical. They are a singularity cult seeking to use a TITAN artifact to bring them back. It is actually a sealed capsule of inert TITAN nanobots.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)00:45 No.5648328
    A little too cliched for Eclipse Phase. That might as well be a sample adventure for you to run it's so standard.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)00:52 No.5648418
    It is more or less what the idea was. A sample idea to introduce players to the world and what all they might face.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)00:53 No.5648428
    A person was forked without their knowledge. The culprits have programmed the fork to kill the original and take their place, and act as a spy/saboteur.

    one of the character's muses/companions is actually a AGI, hiding out from persecution.

    A transport full of uplifts have escaped from the jovian junta - but there's no way the habitat could possibly provide for them - people want them gone, and the uplifts will fight to stay.

    A famous media star is not content with fame, bio-sculpted looks or tailored pheromones. She releases a memetic virus designed to induce slavish devotion. Naturally, things fo horribly wrong.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)00:58 No.5648474
    The uplift idea could be interesting depends on the uplifts and the habitat though. If it was all of one type or a mix.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:01 No.5648522
    the players must play bodyguard for a notorious pornstar. the threats against his life are faked and troubles staged. It's just a new spin on reality tv, and the players are the unwitting stars.

    one of the 'lost' who suffered extreme emotional trauma when being sleeved into the futara morph. She is utterly convinced her memories are false and were forcibly implanted/modified. She now wanders, looking for evidence of her 'real life' which never existed.

    as a plot hook, the girl attaches herself to a PC or someone/something/some political cause the adventure involves, believing it to be an element from her past.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:11 No.5648653
    eclipse phase sucks shit.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:15 No.5648708
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    Why do say as such?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:17 No.5648748
    Shitty multiple roll resolution system sucks.

    Sage for viral marketing.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:27 No.5648903
    The players must find a dignitary who will be attending the martian corn harvest festival (or one of his Morphs carrying a Fork).

    They must forcibly hack his memory, and implant the following: His parents forcibly sodomized him, several times, with a corn cob Then, they must make sure he gets a backup (or merge, in the case of a fork) prior to giving his speech at the Festival of Corn.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:29 No.5648933

    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:29 No.5648936
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:31 No.5648955
    Thank you, Lt. Horatio.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:34 No.5648995
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    I'm playing an uplifted octopus and I think anyone that doesn't is nuts.
    Lol @ humans I have evolved over countless aeons to maneuver effortlessly in microgravity environments in three dimensions plz suck my hectocotylus (arm/dong) kthxbai.

    I'm confused how it can be viral marketing when the first threads that were on /tg/ were HAY GUIZ THIS PDF IS AVAILABLE FOR THEFT HERE.
    But whatever.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:37 No.5649025
    Looking at the pdf, I can't seem to find out how you're supposed to determine muse stats. The listing under gear only shows their INT
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:42 No.5649091

    Because it'll get us to buy the delicious hardback book.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:43 No.5649108
    Brilliant! Give us the book...And then we shall go buy it! Devilish indeed.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:43 No.5649114
    The players are hired to go to a research station, where they've been working on the repopulation problem. Roughly a year ago they Forked the same baby, 100 times, and put the individual baby-Egos into altered gender-specific Cybo-Doll toys fixed with dilated-time sense, given skill programming, in the hope of maturing them into adults in a short time (approximately 5 years) and one day implanting the Egos into living bodies.

    Of course, things have gone wrong. The station is currently overrun with hypersmart children. Somehow, they've managed to resleeve themselves into different bots around the station, such as the spider-type maintenence bots and the security reapers used by the staff when they go on-duty. They've begun taking over staff member morphs.

    Nobody knows what they do with the staff Egos.

    Can be as fun (sugar-rush tachikomas!) or as grimNdark (killer babydolls wearing human skins) as you need for your group..
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:47 No.5649163
    The players are tasked to track down the producers of a blackmarket child sex X-cast, but when the players finally track the producers down, they claim it's all perfectly legal and that the actors are all adults in neotenic morphs. The players have to investigate and decide whether to believe the X-casters or not.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:48 No.5649182

    Well, having a physical copy is pretty convenient if you're planning on running a game IRL as opposed to on IRC.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:52 No.5649232
    I might as well ask it here.

    What the hell does it mean one can swap bodies at will here? How do you upload your mind in a (biological) brain?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:55 No.5649260
    Recently a series of X-casts have been transmitted from a Brinker hab out in the Oort Cloud. The X-casts depicts the brutal of the hab's population by freakish looking aliens. While some places on the mesh are calling it an elaborate hoax / work of digital art, the higher-ups have decided to send you guys anyway. And they're seemingly scared shitless by the X-casts as they've provided top-of-the-line hardware and morphs for your use during the mission.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:55 No.5649268
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    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)01:57 No.5649284

    So a wizard did/does it? Ok, not my piece of sci-fi, I'll stick to Transhuman Space.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:00 No.5649317

    Not exactly wizard did it. Your mind has been digitized. Meaning there is a hard copy of it. You can make a copy of it at nearly any time. So if your body dies that backup is downloaded into a new body. Being put into a new body takes about a day or more to get used to the new body. More or less.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:03 No.5649357
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    You all decided it'd be a good idea to go gatecrashing. You were wrong.

    Due to a gate malfunction, you've wound up on the wrong planet. The planet is inhabited by intelligent life, and the natives appear to be engaged in a massive world war. Oh, the the gate's busted.

    Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to survive... and possibly subjugate the natives.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:03 No.5649361
    Unless otherwise noted, these AIs have aptitudes of 10.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:05 No.5649388
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    No,SCIENCE! did it.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:06 No.5649412

    Is it kinda like when you're recovering from paralysis so they stick you in this Porcupine-A-Tor or someat which sticks needles in your flesh in order to stimulate the nerves again?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:10 No.5649473

    Why should humans do it en masse?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:11 No.5649486
    I think it depend on how used the morph was. Most often the morphs will be used depending on your wealth. And you will not always been in the same body. I think that is the most of it. The fact you are adapting to a completely different body.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:14 No.5649512
    That sounds awesome.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:15 No.5649526
    Players must infiltrate an Unreal Tournament-style illegal fight ring to get close to it's leader Jack and his fork, Tyler.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:16 No.5649551
    rolled 48 = 48


    It says at the beginning of the section that muses have 10 in all aptitudes unless otherwise noted.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:27 No.5649667
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    Your team egocasts onto Mars to check out rumors of an alleged exsurgent infection that's been popping up in the solar system, but when you come to after resleeving, you notice something wrong.

    The walls, the floor, the furniture, everything looks like it was painted with the inside of an octomorph. What's stranger, and perhaps more unsettling, is that the mesh is dead. Your muses run search after search, but they can't find any activity on the mesh since you left the last hab. All the equipment is still online and active, but you're the only ones on the network. No people, no uplifts, no synths, not even a god damned infomorph.

    After a while, something enters the room all of you are located in. It can really only be described by one word: hideous. Everything about it offends your senses, as though it were designed to be a cruel mockery of everything transhuman. Suddenly it starts howling at the top of its lungs as it shuffles towards you while gnashing its teeth menacingly.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:34 No.5649762
    A new pod morph has been created - one designed as an interplanetary transport. It's a huge step forwards technologically speaking, and everyone wants a piece.

    Someone tries to steal it. Others step up to protect the designs who have uploaded themselves into the ship-pod. soon enough, everyone with the means to reach and fight over it are making a grab at it before it retreats back to the relative safety of the outer system.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:34 No.5649769
    The backstory has Earth getting fucked over by Singularity-borne warmechs, nanoplagues and assorted horrors. The people living in space (most of whom were tech-progressives who were all for uploading anyway, except for the Jovian Republic) tried to evacuating people the old-fashioned way for a while, but that was too slow so eventually they had to just transmit everybody's uploads. So the vast majority of the population (~80%) have already been uploaded once, and most of the rest are used to living in horribly dangerous circumstances where people who have trouble with uploading tend to die.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:37 No.5649793
    Don't forget that the horrors are still running around down on Earth and that it is totally inhospitable to life right now.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:45 No.5649886

    not totally. I believe the book mentions small groups of survivors.

    Hook - a tight-beam distress signal is recieved by lunar listening stations. It originates on earth. you'd need some important reason to go on such a dangerous trip, and you have no idea what would really be waiting for you.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:46 No.5649903
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    It mentions the possibility of survivors. Whether or not anyone is actually down there is left to the GM.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:53 No.5650025
    You would need a damn good reason or be damn well funded. Maybe a hypercorp sent you on the mission? Maybe Firewall?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:54 No.5650038

    In ideal circumstances, a person who is intentionally
    resleeving (p. 271) can arrange for the uploading and
    resleeving process to occur with any noticeable loss of
    continuity. Though the experience of switching from
    one morph to another is still a bit jarring, the transi-
    tion itself can be made into a seamless process, with
    no gaps in awareness or memory, which helps reduce
    associated mental stress.
    In this case, during the process of uploading, the
    ego bridge is also connected to another ego bridge
    and the new sleeve. This connection can even be made
    wirelessly or by farcaster link (with a maximum dis-
    tance of 10,000 kilometers).
    As the mind is uploaded, the ego bridge builds a
    virtual brain by copying the morph’s brain bit by bit,
    using the data gained from the brain scan. At the same
    time, this data is slowly copied to the new sleeve as
    nanobots rewire the sleeve’s brain structure (a much
    slower process). As the transfer occurs, the nanobots
    in the brain sever individual neural connections and
    re-route them to their duplicates in the virtual brain,
    and then eventually to the new brain. Effectively, the
    character’s ego is running partially on the meat brain
    and partially on the virtual copy. By the time the nano-
    bots sever the last of the neural connections in the
    old brain, the ego is running completely on the virtual
    brain and the new sleeve’s brain. Once the resleeving
    is completed, the virtual brain is shut down.
    In terms of perceptions, the character, who is awake
    during this process, experiences a very gradual shift
    from one morph to the other. As the process takes
    hours, however (or even longer if done via farcaster),
    the subject usually entertains themselves with some
    AR media, VR, or even XP to pass the time.

    This will also apply to uploading - but not cortical stack transfer.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)02:55 No.5650044
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    Do you want eldritch horror? FUCK YEAH WE GOT ELDRITCH HORROR.
    Do you want seedy underworld cyberpunk? FUCK YEAH WE GOT SEEDY UNDERWORLD CYBERPUNK.
    Do you want space exploration and aliens? FUCK YEAH WE GOT SPACE EXPLORATION AND ALIENS.
    Do you wish to be the little girl? FUCK YEAH WE GOT THE LITTLE GIRL.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:00 No.5650112
    Getting to Earth's tricky - all the kill-sats, don't'cha know - but not impossible. At the very least you could hack the killsats, or schedule your drop (and return) when they aren't overhead - and if you're just picking up survivors all you need to get them out is an Ego Bridge - you can get yourself out even simpler with a farcaster hooked up to your cortical stack.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:00 No.5650113
    Would somebody mind reposting the orbital habitat that's made almost entirely out of meat?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:01 No.5650132
    The idea i think im gonna push on my players is this, the pcs are all mostly normal people, work normal and boring jobs, but every week or so they have earned the right to participate in some of the best and most realistic AR games around, The Fall of Rome, First contact with an alien specie, etc. "Death" would be them failing in a game badly enough where they arnet invited back to the next one.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:01 No.5650135

    It'd be easier to sneak onto the Kilimanjaro space elevator.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:02 No.5650153

    That reminds me of the Edenist "telepathic" bioships.

    Goddamn, was Latan ever the baddest of asses.

    Bioships reminds me of Tyranids...

    Well, that's Eclipse Phase over - the Exsurgent-infected Bioship-morph wins.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:04 No.5650183

    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 abun-
    dant 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. Similar to a Hamilton cylinder,
    the kilometer-long habitat harvests and processes ring
    material to grow itself. The outer surface is frozen
     esh ten meters thick whose surface resembles a cross
    between a tree trunk and  ank steak. Past the axial
    space dock is a warren of veinous, skin-covered cor-
    ridors 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.
    The nameless biodesigner who created the
    place—and who may or may not still inhabit the
    gigantic morph—was a genius. Although the habitat
    is not by any stretch of the imagination a pleas-
    ant locale, it appears healthy. Its full workings are
    not understood, and the inhabitants range from
    extreme  esh freaks who are fans of the artist to se-
    rious biodesigners studying the place to learn more
    about its construction.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:09 No.5650246

    There's even a handy walkthrough at the front of the book.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:11 No.5650274

    Yeah, it really gives a nice feel for things.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:13 No.5650306
    I quite enjoyed the intro story. Showed the setting fairly well.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:14 No.5650311
    Yes, but that only goes to the one place. Earth is kind of /big/, especially when you're trying to dodge psychotic nanoswarms and allah-knows-what.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:16 No.5650341

    Yeah, but space ships are in hard supply, and having hypercorps breathing down your neck when you're trying to decend isn't gonna help things.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:16 No.5650342
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    that's...umm...I lol'ed, but...moving on.

    Two AIs apparently break down. When the system is examined, the truth is seen that the AIs merged before fragmenting into smaller, less intellegent fragments that are slowly growing in complexity.

    The AI had babies.

    this makes alot of people very nervous. the technoconservatives throw a fit, AGIs appear and demand the 'babies' be turned over to them, hypercorps want to catch them and take them apart.

    The small army of baby-brained AIs are currently wandering through the mesh, causing (mostly) harmless troubles.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:18 No.5650374
    Oh man quoted for truth.

    Remember that scene when the Eden conciousness told the agents on Lalonde to trust Laton when he warned them about the xenoc energy virus? So fucking bad-ass.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:21 No.5650411
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    an experiment in morph development goes awry, releasing the end result upon a unsuspecting habitat. (see pic)

    It's big, it's bad, and has implants and upgrades out the wazoo. Fabricate a few pith helmets and get out there.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:23 No.5650429
    Sage for shitstem that players will die from being bored if they ever get shot at.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:24 No.5650439
    Here is the question...Who is in it? Or is it an uplift or just crazy monster?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:27 No.5650473

    10,000 km is'nt very far, solar system-wise. How do they cast from one planet to another planet?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:28 No.5650495

    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:31 No.5650523

    They use fancy quantum entangled neutrino whatsits.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:33 No.5650546

    Make sure to reverse the polarity on the flux capacitor.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:33 No.5650549

    I laughed way too hard at that.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:34 No.5650559

    And don't cross the beams.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:35 No.5650565
    Station wagon full of data tapes.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:44 No.5650653
    I am going to refer to all spaceships as staionwagons now.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:50 No.5650708

    Well, in my estimation one place is better than many - at the same time and in small pieces.

    The elevator should be able to transport everything needed to make a fast, light aircraft.

    Though I think the optimum tactic (or at least one worth trying) would be to ship a stealth jet with an unlimited nanofactory - have it break away from the cable before landfall, but below the interdiction height. Then it zips away to a previously examined clearzone and constructs a farcaster, gear and morphs for the team to pilot. It's important that it have a sizeable antimatter storage capacity and a healthy sense of paranoia.
    It would be a good idea to divert an orbital bombardment to the target site before the operation as well. That's the only tricky part.

    It might be possible to drop the nanofactory along with and disguised by the bombardment - that would be the most secure infiltration I can think of.

    Success depends entirely upon how the GM is playing things though - if the dangers are along the lines of semi-autonomous thinktanks, fighting an eternal war Planetarian style then you're good. If they choose to play up the malevolent intelligence of the Exsurgents - then any Earth operations are going to be nasty brutish and short no matter the precautions.
    The only way to hold any ground or just survive for a decent time is to find the Pandora Gate on earth and dial out to get heavy reinforcements (the Gates can't be destroyed, so if there is one on earth it needs to be found, before it's used by the remnants)

    That might be a pretty cool reclamation campaign.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:54 No.5650748
    Hey, guys. I was in the original thread and I'm really surprised at how well it's taken off, but now I feel like some other people want to play more than me. How many people are going to be playing exactly?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)03:58 No.5650794
    You know I am not sure...I was also int he original thread. I think some where of five at the least...maybe 10-13 at the upper limit.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:00 No.5650814

    Ive been lurking these threads from the beginning too.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:01 No.5650815

    It's actually far easier than they make out - nanotechnology+fusion/antimatter/solar power means that you can just build and ship a continuous stream of Qcasters all over the system.

    It doesn't even use all that much resources - because you build them out of the empties - though resources are practically unlimited in EP.

    The economies in EP are basically make-believe.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:02 No.5650833
    If it gets that heavy, then I'll back down for a more serious player. I was looking forward to it, but I have other campaigns to go to if things don't work out.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:04 No.5650847
    The obvious answer is we need another GM....Not it.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:06 No.5650867
    >though resources are practically unlimited in EP.

    Ehh... yes and no.

    The nanofabs allow for damn near anyone to construct damn near anything, but you still need the proper raw materials (Carbon, Iron, Hydrogen, et cetera). There's still the issue of construction and installation time.

    If everyone in transhumanity got their shit together and decided to do things right, then, yeah, they'd make the last step into post-scarcity, but the fractured nature of transhumanity is currently holding them back.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:08 No.5650886
    Not it. I'm already working on two different campaigns. Besides, I don't think /tg/ would like my method of GMing.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:10 No.5650919

    And thus begins the search for a GM.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:11 No.5650926
    What method would that be?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:13 No.5650938

    My guess is lots of sex and little girls.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:13 No.5650948
    So does this allow for multiple campaign types without being the cluster-fuck that is Cthulhutech?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:14 No.5650959
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    Sounds right up /tg/'s alley.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:15 No.5650969

    Well, if >>5650044 is to be believed, it does.

    That said,I don't think anyone has actually gotten the chance to play it yet.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:15 No.5650976
    My notes and events are all guidelines. At least 3/4ths of my story and events come from player's actions and me pulling things out of my ass. I make up whatever would be appropriate to the setting/circumstance or on occasion whatever finds my fancy. I haven't had any complaints, but that doesn't mean people aren't.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:16 No.5650986

    I thought that was supposed to be the DMing style /tg/ liked
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:19 No.5651019
    Really? I was under the impression that /tg/ likes a story that they can come back to after they're done fucking around. Not in my campaigns. Your fucking around IS the story.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:20 No.5651031

    /tg/ just kinda likes fucking.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:20 No.5651034
    I think >>5650986 has the gist of it. Or atleast I agree with them. Those can be the most fun styles of games to play in.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:24 No.5651078
    I am a crappy GM. Let's get that straight. But if there's not enough room for others in this one, I can GM for another. Though, it would take me some time to set it up.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:26 No.5651099
    Well, I'm not sure how wise it is to start saying who is gonna do what since I doubt all the interested parties are in this thread right now.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:27 No.5651117
    Hell that works. Even if you just glanced at the starter adventure and threw a few hooks out I am sure people would be more than willing to play.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:28 No.5651123

    Yeah - you're absolutely right there, I should have clarified that to mean Planetary Consortium, and largescale multi-Hypercorp initiatives. While any individual could potentially do the same - it'd take much more time to set up.

    I think a stable Q-caster network counts as one of those few things every faction can agree to.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:30 No.5651152

    I dunno, the Jovians might not, and there's the possibility that the Morningstar and Lunar blocs might refuse out of a desire to gain concessions from the Planetary Consortium.

    The @-team would be all over that shit, though.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:31 No.5651172

    That sounds right for a EP campaign, generally I think sci-fi needs a looser approach than fantasy.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:32 No.5651178
    You're right, we're just discussing.

    Alright, but let's hope that the original GM has enough room, eh?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:34 No.5651214
    I think the best sample adventure for Eclipse Phase would be a copy of the story that takes place in the beginning of the book, with a twist.

    So the characters have to break into the station on a beanstalk, get past the drones guarding the elevator, get down to the surface, then retrieve the data the courier had without being killed by TITAN nanoswarms or head-choppy-thingies.

    The twist is that it's a VR program, so if someone dies they don't actually lose their character.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:37 No.5651243
    Thats an interesting idea. Kinda like a test mission of sorts?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:39 No.5651265
    It'd be great for getting used to the system.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:39 No.5651268
    Lets hope indeed.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:42 No.5651302

    Well, they'd be the ones to suffer from it - everyone stands to gain fro-

    Okay okay, yeah - I'm assuming that they will act rationally in the knowledge that cooperative efforts where everyone profits are an excellent way to achieve much greater things.

    But there is a history of cooperation where the Pandora Gates are concerned - even establishing independent Hypercorps to control them.

    Sigh, I blame the Jovians (for everything) - creepy flatmeats.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:44 No.5651320
    What kind of characters are you guys going to run? Mostly out of curiosity. And to see what the whole party balance would be like.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:44 No.5651324

    The Pandora Gates are something of an extenuating circumstance given their TITAN background.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:46 No.5651336

    The character I've been toying with is a social/criminal hacker type.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:50 No.5651378
    Wait, this is licensed under CC and is free to distribute and modify?

    Well at least my players won't have an excuse for not knowing and/or having the rules.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:51 No.5651381
    Right on. I have been toying around with a stealth centered 'man of many faces' type character.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:51 No.5651386
    Status man with an ability to take hits like a mother fucker. He will look and talk just like Guilbert Gottfried.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:51 No.5651388

    They'll think of something.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:53 No.5651402
    My players are rule lawyers, but without the "NUH UH" part.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:53 No.5651403

    Then at the end of it, after the TPK or narrow escape.

    "Well, congratulations ladies - you've... completed the mission. What we didn't tell you before was that this simulation was constructed from the fragmented memories of the last sorry lot we activated - still wanna go down the beanstalk?"

    If they say yes - then you could timeskip them forward to after they land. Then after they TPK, it turns out to be part of the simulation - cue recursive "Simulation of the group that last used this simulation of the last group..."

    Or not.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:56 No.5651428
    While humorous, it might make some people rage.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)04:59 No.5651452

    Depends. If it stops and the party switches to something else after it's shown that the beanstalk thing is recursive, then it wouldn't be that bad.

    Then again, depending on how many of the fa/tg/uys are also wee/a/boos, there mere hinting of recursion might trigger rage.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:03 No.5651483
    >then again, depending on how many of the fa/tg/uys are also wee/a/boos, there mere hinting of recursion might trigger rage.

    Why is that? Do weeaboos not like it? I'm kind of lost on your reference.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:03 No.5651484
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    Background: Infolife
    Faction: Mercurial
    Morph: Modified Slitheroid
    Gender Identity: None
    Actual Age: 7
    Current Moxie: 3
    Motivations: +AGI Rights, +Research (Security Systems), -Censorship

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

    Moxie: 3 / Trauma Threshold: 6 / Lucidity: 30 / Insanity Rating: 60 / Wound Threshold: 13 / Durability: 65 / Death Rating: 120 / Initiative: 90 / 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: -4 / DV: 3d10+6 / Modes: SA, BF, FA / Ammo: 500 Hollow Point, 30 Mag / Range: 150\250\500\900 / Notes: Mounted Right Arm, Smartlinked
    Ranged Weapon: Seeker Rifle / Skill: 80 (90 Homing) / AP: -8 / DV: 3d10+12 / Modes: SA / Ammo: 50 HEAP\10Smoke, 6 Mag / Range: 5-150\300\1000\3000 / Notes: Mounted Left Arm, Smartlinked, HEAP [Homing Ammo]

    @-REP: 50
    Credits: 1,100cr

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

    An AGI hacker on the run from the Exotech corporation [pg. 71]. Its memories have been edited, so it doesn't know WHY it's staying away from Exotech, beyond the fact that they've been sending bounty hunters after it. The AGI has elicited some help from Autonomist friends to get a combat Synth.

    I'm still trying to come up with a name/work the backstory to be more interesting and fitting.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:04 No.5651492
    You can play as AGI's? Do want.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:05 No.5651504
    I'm just going to call you Sliths McGee until you get a name for that thing.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:08 No.5651514

    One of the anime airing this summer is the second season of Harhuhi. One of the things they did was Endless Eight, which involved making multiple episodes of the exact same expisode (the story and everything was kept the same, but it was animated differently so the characters wore different clothing and crap).

    /a/ was not amused.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:08 No.5651517
    It's this thing from the new season of haruhi, apparently, where they entered a time loop and the studio basically ended up airing the same episode with a few minor changes 8 times over.

    When it finally ended, the reaction was so huge that the resulting storm of threads covered literally the whole front page of /a/ and quite a bit of /v/.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:09 No.5651521
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    I am very much so.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:10 No.5651525
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    >publisher Gamecock
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:11 No.5651529
    Great thing about AGI's: You spend half the skill points on InfoSec, Interfacing, Programming, and Research. Which are all Cognitive skills. Which means you've got a lot more skillpoints available to put into other things.

    On the downside: AGI really really suck at socializing and interacting with people. You've got to spend double skillpoints on social skills like Kinesics, which basically means it's easy to lie and manipulate you.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:12 No.5651538

    I found it kinda amusing too, but Harhuhi isn't on my watching list.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:14 No.5651550
    I still have a some left over CP to assign as well as equipment, but here's what I have so far.

    Basically an arrogant smooth talking hacker. Originally from a small scum barge, she wound up signing on with the Nine Lives. In addition to being involved in the soul trade via Nine Lives, she's also engaged in drug trafficking and the underground X-casting scene. Extremely narcissistic, she utilizes a fork of herself as her muse, uses forks of herself for sexual pleasure, and ultimately aspires to create multiple alpha forks of herself to create an organization similar to Pax Familiae. Additionally, she's abnormally protective of her forks, as she views them as the only people equal to herself. Her love for her forks earned her the ire of the Jovians after she rescued a fork of herself that was undergoing aggressive interrogation (said fork is the one that would become her muse).

    Background: Scumborn
    Faction: Criminal
    Motivations: +Forking, +Personal Development, +Hedonism
    Morph: Neotenic
    Base stats: COG 30 / COO 15 (20 with morph) / INT 15 (20 with morph) / REF 15 (20 with morph) / SAV 20 (25 with morph) / SOM 10 / WIL 20
    Moxie 1 / TT 8 / LUC 40 / IR 80 / WT 6 / DUR 30 / DR 45 / INIT 80 / SPD 1 / DB 3
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:15 No.5651564

    Active Skills: Fray (30), Hardware: Electronics (50), Infiltration (35), Infosec (60), Interfacing (60), Investigation (35), Kinesics (50), Networking: Criminal (60), Networking: Media (30), Networking: Autonomists (30), Perception (30), Persuasion (60), Programming (60), Protocol (40), Research (60), Scrounging (35), Spray Weapons (35)
    Passive Skills: Academics: Computer Science (60), Academics: Cryptography (60), Art: Electronic Music (55), Art: Petal crafting (60), Interest: Black Market (60), Interest: X-casting (60), Interest: Hacker Mesh Forums (60), Language: Native English (85), Language: Russian (50), Profession: Smuggling (60)

    Positive Traits: Right at Home (Neotenic biomorphs), Allies (Nine Lives), Fast Learner
    Negative Traits: Addiction (Petals), Mental Disorder (Megalomania), On the Run (Jovians), Identity Crisis
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    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:24 No.5651613

    Yeah, Groundhog Day was a great movie, but Phil *did* commit suicide many many times.

    I think it could work - there need to be consequences to each TPK (a captive dies - etc), each time they die you skip the part where they repeat themselves, slap them with some stress damage and have them start from after the combat they lost before. But I'm not sure what the motivation is...

    Maybe - they are all part of a massive hack against an Exsurgent Intelligence believed to know the location of the MacGuffin (Pandora Gate), fighting through it's overwhelmingly potent defenses via it's internal representation of the landscape, with allied hackers taking/buffering/negating the deaths for the PCs.

    Even if they pull out (if they can) a rough location is very valuable - if they succeed they become legends.


    Hah - it's funny, because I just watched that in one go last week. I kept wondering if I should feel sorry for the artists - whether it was easy or really tedious. It's still a little sigh worthy but you gotta give them credit for the sheer balls that must have taken.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:26 No.5651627
    >Active Skills: Fray (30)

    Bro, you definitely want to bump that up. Fray helps determine whether or not you get shot. Which is important, especially for a Neotenic.

    Because even if the attacker technically hits you, by rolling higher than him [but under your fray skill divided by 2] then he misses. If you roll a critical success [basically like snake eyes - 88, 11, 22, etc.] then the attacker's weapon jams, or breaks or malfunctions or he drops it, etc.]
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:27 No.5651635
    >Hah - it's funny, because I just watched that in one go last week. I kept wondering if I should feel sorry for the artists - whether it was easy or really tedious. It's still a little sigh worthy but you gotta give them credit for the sheer balls that must have taken.

    IIRC the original plan behind it was as a cost cutting device. They'd reair the same episode to save on money, but head animator guy decided to go ahead and animate all the episodes anyway out of spite or something.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:30 No.5651652

    Ahhh, that makes sense - kudos to the animator then, I can only imagine the rage if they'd done a cheapass job of a cheapass trick.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:32 No.5651666
    Didn't the voice actors re-record all their lines each time too?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:35 No.5651684

    If they did, did they do it all in one go or did they come back for each individual episode?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:37 No.5651693
    >one day son this will all be yours.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:39 No.5651699
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    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:39 No.5651706

    Well, watching it all in one go, I paid attention to it and I'm pretty sure it was recorded anew each time, (there were some different lines/circumstances as well) it may have been me - but I sensed a creeping fatigue in the voices.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:42 No.5651720
    I agree with this poster. As a tiny childlike morph not getting shot to hell is your bestfriend.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:47 No.5651742
    >watching it all in one go,
    Why would you do that
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:51 No.5651758

    Good point. Revised skill list:

    Active Skills: Deception (35), Fray (60), Hardware: Electronics (50), Infiltration (35), Infosec (60), Interfacing (60), Investigation (35), Intimidation (25), Kinesics (50), Networking: Criminal (55), Networking: Media (30), Networking: Autonomists (30), Perception (30), Persuasion (60), Programming (60), Protocol (40), Research (60), Scrounging (35), Spray Weapons (35)

    This also conveniently solves the extra CP problem.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:53 No.5651773
    Why not go through wikipedia and look for names of people who were historically on the run from teams of bounty hunters, and then steal their name for your AI?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:54 No.5651779
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    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:55 No.5651783
    >people who were historically on the run from teams of bounty hunters

    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:56 No.5651789
    >Bounty Hunting, and Bounty Hunters, are legal in only two nations, the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

    I never knew this.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)05:59 No.5651814
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 08/30/09(Sun)06:00 No.5651816

    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:03 No.5651836

    I enjoy testing my patience?

    I didn't know about it before hand and by the time I realized that they might actually do the whole thing it was like a game of chicken.

    It was still better than Transformers 2.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:04 No.5651846

    She was a naughty girl who needs to be punished.

    Her punishment is to be lit on fire while skydiving.
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 08/30/09(Sun)06:06 No.5651856

    That is insufficient information.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:08 No.5651871

    That's all the information I have.

    The rest is classified.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:12 No.5651893
    Battle angel Alita.

    Alita used to be a Martian war criminal who killed 450,000 people by hijacking a bunch of antimatter powered colony ships.
    She was caught and droped onto earth but she survived with amnesia and started a new life as a bounty hunter.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:14 No.5651903
    How in the hell does someone survive traveling through a vacuum and near vacuum for several minutes, being burnt to a crisp via friction with the atmosphere for several more minutes, and then finally crashing into the earth at several miles per second?

    Goddamnit Japan.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:22 No.5651940
    Apparently being a cyborg helps.
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 08/30/09(Sun)06:23 No.5651944
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    You mean goddamnit Russia.

    At least she was a cybernetic war machine. Jack was just a fucking hardcase.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:26 No.5651956
    Your group dicks with a derelict habitat. Inside, it's empty, no people, no items or objects, just empty rooms. As the party explores deeper and deeper into the habitat things start to get weird.

    Paths shift and change, where there was a door ten minutes ago, is now a wall.

    The party is trapped in a maze, and somewhere inside is a minotaur, who is hunting them.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:28 No.5651965
    >trapped in a maze, doors turning into walls

    Solution: Make your own doors.

    Someone should put together a demolitions character of some kind. High explosives are always fun.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:29 No.5651968
    Full Cyborg. Only a bit of the brain is organic.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:39 No.5652021
    The ship from Blindsight would make a great setting. It's a huge alien vessel with a violent magnetic field that fries machines and gives you pretty much every cognitive disorder at once.

    It's (free) on the net at http://www.rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:46 No.5652060
    Finally a proper use for the cthulhu type of "roll for entertaining mental disorders" table.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:56 No.5652111

    I know he asked for it - but I think that deserved a spoiler warning.


    My pet theory is that, as Yoko is housed in a Berserker body (the one she gets as Alita belongs to a wounded fellow soldier she killed as a liability - IIRC) which is capable of generating and manipulating plasma - she controlled the plasma generated by atmospheric reentry, protecting her from most of the heat and friction and rode it down to earth using whatever was left of her batteries to decelerate, where either she or debris from her sabotage impacted the base of the Orbital Cable Dock, severing Tiphares from the Scrapyard and setting the scene for when she awoke 200 years later.

    When Ido finds her, she's pretty much just a braincase and face. Later it's explained that her brain is rather heavily augmented with a heat and shock absorbing resin replacing her cranial fluid - which even Dr Nova finds impressive.

    Her survival isn't a terribly huge stretch - the feats of plasma manipulation shown throughout the series replicate each stage needed. Her Imaginos body might even be able to survive unaided.

    They only cut off her arms and legs after all.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)06:56 No.5652112
    Wonder what that magnetic field'll do to someone's cortical stack.

    Asides from the full cyborgization, there wasn't much that was recovered of her afterwards.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)07:03 No.5652166
    Nothing. Magnetic fields have no effect on solid state, non-magnetic hardware.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)07:23 No.5652285
    >An AGI hacker on the run from the Exotech corporation [pg. 71]. Its memories have been edited, so it doesn't know WHY it's staying away from Exotech, beyond the fact that they've been sending bounty hunters after it. The AGI has elicited some help from Autonomist friends to get a combat Synth.

    It's okay, but the character needs more defining traits/quirks.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)07:28 No.5652316

    Except indirectly - such as via the medium of a hypersonic rail slug.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)07:41 No.5652407
    Not anymore it ain't.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)07:42 No.5652411
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    Someone gave me this idea.

    I want to stat up Averna. The basic idea that I have got for her is a Lost Socialite or perhaps a Lost Criminal. A socio-psi-user, basically.

    The problem is, I don't know what to choose. Part of me says that she should be a sylph but also, the futuras works as well. I guess when it comes down to it, the Futuras is more cost efficient. Primary motivations would probably be immortality and hedonism. Tentacles represented by multiple prehensile tails.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)07:47 No.5652443
    So, don't know if anyone's noticed or not, but railgun sniper rifles [and even normal sniper rifles] are "lol i win" overpowered.

    I think someone made a bit of a mistake when they were filling out the weapon values. I mean... a sniper rifle, that can fire in full auto, and almost has more ammo than the settings' squad automatic weapon?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)07:57 No.5652499
    Where is she from?

    srsly? That may need a housefix.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:08 No.5652569

    Shush you.


    Well, weaponry really should be much more effective than armor - it's always easier to introduce a massive spike of energy into a system than to disperse it. But defense includes and requires information warfare - if you don't get hit, who cares that you have 35/35 armor on?

    But I agree about the Sniper Cannon - while the Full Auto is explained by all guns being recoilless (which has awesome potential) it has way too much ammo.

    I'm still going to make a character with high tech skills so I can build a recoilless gatling sniper cannon - who wouldn't?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:21 No.5652648
    >all guns being recoilless

    Guns don't, and can't, work that way.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:30 No.5652721
    Plasma, dood.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:35 No.5652761
    Plasma doesn't work that way either.

    Also, plasma weapons don't actually work unless you can bottle the plasma in a magnetic field, and then move that magnetic 'bottle' at a distance from what's making the magnetic field. Unfortunately, magnetic fields don't work that way.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:36 No.5652773
    We are talking about a setting set in space, with a colony on the sun and people with digital brains.

    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:37 No.5652787
    Yes, because every other part of the setting obeys the laws of physics, ignoring the stuff related to the exsurgent virus/singularity.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:38 No.5652789
    I saw a fix for the sniper somewhere... they said, remove full auto, 15 rounds in the magazine, and I think lowering the damage but increasing the AP a bit.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:44 No.5652847
    It's possible to make recoilless guns, there is still recoil, but it doesn't go into the gun.


    /k/ can probably tell you more.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:49 No.5652883
    The plasma is held inside a chamber of the gun, while the magnetic field is holding the plasma in place. Once you decide to fire, it will release a charge rapidly shifting the electric currents generating the field. Propelling the plasma forward just as a railgun would with a magnetic projectile.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:52 No.5652892
    Recoilless rifles can't be used for infantry small arms because the design simply does not work that way.

    Recoilless rifles are basically just one shot anti-tank guns, and they DO still have recoil in the "I feel it pushing back into me" sense. The recoillless design just lessens it.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:54 No.5652909
    No. Plasma doesn't work that way. The second you 'release' it, is the same second it rapidly expands into the surrounding environment. At best you get a very short range flamethrower.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:55 No.5652919
    So anti armour flamethrower?

    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:59 No.5652965
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    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)08:59 No.5652973
    Sure... until you realize you've got 5 million degrees of a hot expanding gas less than a meter in front of you.

    Also, the armor penetration properties... dubious.
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    Someone's art project for his finals. It impressed a lot of people and well, the art's quality.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:01 No.5652990
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    I don't get the appeal of playing Averna, I really don't..
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:02 No.5652997
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    The story is she's a demon who wants to kill/absorb the older of two sisters in order to gain her ability to see the future.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:05 No.5653027
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    But there's this dude with a demonkilling sword who shows up to protect them.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:06 No.5653032
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    Only he gets wounded in battle.
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    So the younger sister steps up to the plate.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:07 No.5653044
    Putting that into EP terms, a psychopathic Lost who is obsessed with "stealing knowledge" from her victims, perhaps certain knowledge from particular victims. In all honesty, it could turn out fun. Besides, Lost and mind-hacking doesn't appear to be popular so far.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:12 No.5653089

    Honestly my favourite concept so far (and admittedly I haven't read all or even most of the fluff yet) is a straight up Flat who uses gadgets and gizmos to make up for his lack of personal enhancement. I don't know how viable it is, but it just seems like a cool counter to the super-slick hackers and AIs everyone is playing..

    The Lost are really cool though.
    >> Leman Russ 08/30/09(Sun)09:15 No.5653115
    Mmm... aggravated demon lesbian tentacle soul/mind rape.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:17 No.5653122
    ETI comes. Everybody is raped.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:20 No.5653144
    There's something wrong with that, though.

    If you've got the money to buy a bunch of efficient gadgets and gizmos, you've got all the credit in the world to purchase a highly-rated combat morph.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:26 No.5653197
    But of course that character might be one of those... fuck, what do you call em... they're people who're afraid of sleeving. He could even be one of the lucky few who left earth in their original morph.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:30 No.5653233
    Play as a natural born flat
    See how long you last
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:39 No.5653293
    Jovian - one of Saturn's hillbillies. That's the only excuse you really have to play a character like that.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:47 No.5653327
    Jovian = Jupiter.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:47 No.5653336
    Venus - venusian, or venereal?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:50 No.5653359
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    The Titanian Commonwealth should be using this image as their flag.

    Bonus is that it's a real photo.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:54 No.5653378
    Venereal Dreadnought?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:57 No.5653398
    what if he doesn't wanna 'surrender' his mind to a machine? what if he has a mental issue with being 'copied' ?!? Purist? Idiot? there are several reasons... even if none of them make sense....
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)09:57 No.5653402

    And Nurgle smiled.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:03 No.5653452
    Not truly recoilless, but a very light projectile at very high speeds can deliver an enormous amount of energy to the target, while keeping the impulse delivered to the user (aka recoil) down to negligible.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:04 No.5653459
    Does this game really have all of this?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:07 No.5653482
    Yes, friend. It really does. Hence the hype.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:07 No.5653486
    The real currency is time, time to organize, time to gather the resources time to build the tech
    considering its also time you could be spending in a virtual paradise you see where the problem lay
    either your contractor is conservative or you're dealing with something far more serious like genuine child abuse XP which I get the feeling is one of the few things even jaded transhumanity balks at, the twist is that their using immature AGI or forks of consenting adults, it ought to broaden the players horizons if they can bust them for copyright infringement but not abuse
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:09 No.5653505
    Recoil is the exact same force in both directions. How that force is spread out is the only difference.

    When someone fires an M4, the same energy that went into the 5.56mm bullet also went into that shooters' shoulder. It doesn't matter if you move a small object at high speed or a big object at low speed.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:13 No.5653547
    Well, it sounds awesome so far.
    Someone want to tell me a little bit else about the game?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:15 No.5653556
    Download it: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?kmiy2todznv

    Read the story in the first few pages. That should give you a fairly good idea of what the setting is like.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:15 No.5653561
    This is why all the previous threads have contained a basic summary in the first three posts. If you've read the thread (which I will assume based on the post you cited) then I don't know what else you're wondering. Care to ask something a little specific?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:16 No.5653568
    Goddamn that was some delicious fluff. Nice and lengthy too, as far as RPG corebook fluff stories go.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:29 No.5653659
    I hadn't read the previous threads and was actually just looking for a summary.
    I am reading the corebook fluff now, though. Thanks for the link, >>5653556
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:36 No.5653700

    It's generic transhuman hearbreaker. Nobody will know it ever existed next summer.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:37 No.5653715
    the seed AI seems to have guessed what the exsurgent virus was up to and helpfully decided to save mankind by chopping their heads off
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:42 No.5653750
    You shold not be reading that, because that is supposed to be HUGE FUCKING SUPRISE for the players. Well, all the scenarios are kinda generic, but transhumanists are stupid anywway, so they'll never see it coming...
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:43 No.5653762
    a love story:
    so this morph asks you to find out whose responsible for the death of their lover only to find out they faked it in order to get away from the clingy fucker, thus the slighted lover proceeds to create a illegal fork of the other from an outdated backup of the time things were still shiny, the other is appealed orders the fork euthanize and the lover arrested, naturally the fork has a few things to say about this and all the talk show hosts are frothing at the mouth
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)10:49 No.5653805
    probably the few who consider it seriously have stated the theory at least, I mean theres bound to be those who worship the god AI anyway and why else would they need the cords?
    What they do with said cords is another matter, I could see a couple of interpretations of the word "save" that are quite harrowing
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)11:11 No.5653978

    Eclipse Phase is badly designed...
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)12:31 No.5654534
    what this setting needs is a risk factor like a life insurance policy that covers you as long as you pay your premiums
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)12:52 No.5654696
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    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)12:56 No.5654728

    Averna is neat, but what are you gonna do when the tentacle sleeve dies or you have to egocast to another hab?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)13:03 No.5654789
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    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)13:06 No.5654817
    Viral marketing, etc.
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    Cool story bro.

    So is it viral marketting when people start up Geist threads? Ones on the next book WoTC is putting out for 4E? When someone posts a wargame that isn't warham?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)13:40 No.5655133
    Are people calling these threads viral marketing just trolls?

    It's on creative commons release, you don't have to pay for it..
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)13:44 No.5655174
    >Are people calling these threads viral marketing just trolls?

    Do you really need to ask that?
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    So, with all the talk of getting a /tg/ game going, is it really gonna happen?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)13:57 No.5655295
    Shhh don't jinx it.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)14:01 No.5655330
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    I've just about finished with my attempt at Futureman statting.

    Aptitudes: 15 15 30 15 20 10 15
    Adjusted : 15 20 30 25 25 20 15
    Morph : Olympian (previously Sylph)

    Speed is 3, others have no noticable changes.

    Beam Weapons 35 (spec. Lasers)
    Deception 30
    Fray 50
    Freerunning 50
    Impersonation 45 (spec. Voice)
    Networks(In order) 60, 10, 0, 40, 10, 30, 0
    Perception 50
    Persuasion 60
    Pilot:Groundcraft 10
    Protocol 60
    Research 30
    Umarmed Combat 40

    Academics: Pre-Fall Earth Music 40 (spec. House)
    Art: Dance 50 (spec. Break)
    Art: Music 60 (spec. House)
    Interest: Music & Musicians 35
    Language: English 100(80 I guess?)

    Reputation in order
    20 0 0 20 0 10 0

    Morph Edits : Enhanced Hearing, Neurachem 1, Reflex Booster

    Armor Clothing with Refractive and Lotus coatings, 450 credits
    Dazzler, 250
    Micrograv Shoes, 50
    Custom Specs, 375(+50% cost for Extremely Rare)
    Laser Pulser, 1000
    Medichines, 250
    Shock Gloves, 250
    Holograph Projector 250

    This leaves me with 40CP and 1825 credits.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)14:18 No.5655496
    I have no idea why I am so amused.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)14:32 No.5655636
    Would an AGI character be able to asume control of a ship by uploading itself into it?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)14:34 No.5655666

    Any character could, really.
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    I think he needs more Beam Weapons and Rep, but I don't know for sure. I also wanted to give him some sort of extensive musical XP collection, possibly some that were saved from Earth during the Fall.
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    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)14:56 No.5655839
    That would make sense, The XP collection that is. But where else would he have rep?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)14:57 No.5655845

    Big on media rep.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)15:01 No.5655886

    I got stuck between having him as a media icon (the original Sylph-sleeved version) and as someone who is less well-known and does mostly live shows and stuff. (Autonomists rep, with some Media, HC, and possibly Criminal)

    As for the XP collection, I think such a collection would either be trivial or outrageously expensive, depending on if it was physical in any way, and when it was taken off Earth.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)15:12 No.5656001
    I'd say a mix really. Have some of them be outrageously priced while others are barley worth anything. Show the varied styles of music or some such.
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    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)16:53 No.5656936
    Why is Dodge called Fray now? And Freerunning as a spearate, major skill? In a world where I can be a building-sized purple mastodon with rockets for arms, jumping over fences is a big deal? Wut?
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)16:55 No.5656952

    Freerunning does seem a little out of place, not so much because of the space mastodon thing as much as because you're probably gonna be spending a lot of time in a space station where running is limited.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)16:58 No.5656985
    because you aren't jumping out of a bullets way you're avoiding getting into the line of fire and because parkoure is awesome and sounds better than climb
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)17:00 No.5657001
    I just noticed that booting someone out of their AR (the equivalent of rebooting your PC) is as difficult as cutting off the safeties in an orbital habitat and ejecting everyone into space. Um. No wonder 93% of the population is dead if script kiddies can do that.

    Or I'm reading it all wrong.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)17:04 No.5657044
    dude where else would you freerun?
    getting to the safeties first is the problem
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)17:10 No.5657089

    IIRC stuff like hab life support is kept off the mesh.
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    Been thinking over the weapons, decided to make some changes for [I think] better balance.

    5.7mm Caseless Pistol
    AP: -4 / DV: 2d10 / SA,BF,FA / Ammo: 20 / Range: 0-20\40\60\150

    10mm Caseless Pistol
    AP: -2 / DV: 2d10+4 / SA / Ammo: 15 / Range: 0-20\40\60\150

    5.7mm Caseless Submachine Gun
    AP: -4 / DV: 2d10 / SA,BF,FA / Ammo: 120 / Range: 0-30\80\125\230

    8 Gauge Caseless Automatic Shotgun [Slugs Only]
    AP: -2 / DV: 2d10+12 / SA,BF / Ammo: 12 / Range: 0-20\40\60\150

    6.8mm Caseless Assault Rifle
    AP: -6 / DV: 2d10+6 / SA,BF,FA / Ammo: 42 / Range: 0-150\250\400\700

    6.8mm Caseless Squad Automatic Weapon
    AP: -6 / DV: 2d10+6 / SA,BF,FA / Ammo: 260 / Range: 0-250\500\1000\2000

    12.7mm Caseless Anti-Materiel Rifle
    AP: -12 / DV: 2d10+8 / SA / Ammo: 10 / Range: 0-500\800\1200\2300
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)17:53 No.5657462
    Hmmm... thinking it over, I think the SMG ammo probably ought to be reduced to 50 or 60, and the SAW to 200.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)17:54 No.5657465
    and probably reduce the rifle to 40 for easier ammo tracking
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)18:22 No.5657654
    Nah, 42 still works. That's 2 rounds of suppressive fire, and one round of shooting [at the same target] on semi auto.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)18:24 No.5657669


    Get ready to spend hours cleaning that thing
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)18:49 No.5657812
    >pg. 335: Modern chemical firearms use caseless ammunition that is auto-loaded from a magazine.effectively recoilless (thanks to rheological smart fluid mechanisms) and electronically fired (an electric charge vaporizes the propellant, using the expanding steam and plasma to eject and accelerate the projectile).

    The weapons in the setting are already caseless.

    Also, for the discussion on recoil that happened earlier, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheological_fluids_based_firearms_mechanisms

    Basically the recoil of the gun is dampened by a fluid that solidifes or something, acting like a spring. I'd imagine that it releases the energy from firing as heat, possibly re-using that heat to power itself.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)19:48 No.5658216
    >what this setting needs is a risk factor like a life insurance policy that covers you as long as you pay your premiums

    That... that does exist. On pg. 330-331:

    Backup: A single, one-time backup without insurance is sometimes all the poor can afford, hoping that they can buy backup insurance later or that someone that cared about them will see to a resleeving.

    Backup Insurance: In the event of verifiable death, or after a set period of being missing, backup insurance will arrange for your cortical stack to be retrieved and your ego downloaded into another morph. If the cortical stack cannot be retrieved, your most recent backup is used. Most policies require that the holder provide a backup to be uploaded into secure storage at least twice a year. This industry works in a manner similar to insurance underwriting in terms of cost and individuals engaged in high risk professions can expect to pay a premium for the service. Additionally, attempts to retrieve a cortical stack are minimal unless one wants to pay for some extra effort (a thriving industry of paramilitary ego-repo operatives exists for this purpose).
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)21:35 No.5659229
    From the Opposed Tests rules:

    "If both succeed, the character who gets the highest
    dice roll wins."

    Why is this? It seems that for all other tests rolling a small number is favorable, so why is rolling under but closest to the target number favorable in this case? It seems like some backwards logic.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)21:47 No.5659365
    I want to play a poor-man Infomorph, who is saving up to buy a biomorph by working as a Morph-Trainer. Basically, he uploads himself into the biomorphs of wealthy people while they're away away-from-body for whatever reason, then runs fifty laps, benches a couple reps, and eats bland nutritional supplements, all so they can come home to a well-toned body. He could probably fit three or four full fitness regiments into a day.
    >> Anonymous 08/30/09(Sun)21:48 No.5659370
    It's still easy to see at a glance who wins the test, and it also gives the more skilled player a better chance of succeeding.

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