History Literature / Daemon

12th Jul '17 1:28:37 AM Kalaong
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* HeadInTheSandManagement: What Sobol believes led to the demise of every civilization in recorded history, and will do the same to modern civilization unless drastic steps are taken. He points out that the Anasazi and the Mayans actually had similar capabilities to Rome and Constantinople - writing, architecture, agriculture - and fell in the end for the exact same reason; their ruling class grew complacent, used up all the resources available, then fiddled while their empires burned.
-->Instead of adapting, their leaders clung to power and strove instead to be the last ones to starve to death. ...I expect our own civilization will do likewise. The people behind the modern global economy will prevent any meaningful change until it’s too late.
11th Jul '17 6:55:27 PM Kalaong
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Theorized to be as old as civilization, and the ''real'' basis of it;
-->'''Price''': America is just another brand purchased for its goodwill value. For that excellent fucking logo. ...It’s a process that’s been happening for thousands of years. Wealth aggregates and becomes political power. Simple as that. ‘Corporation’ is just the most recent name for it. In the Middle Ages it was the Catholic Church. They had a great logo, too. You might have seen it, and they had more branches than Starbucks. Go back before that, and it was Imperial Rome. It’s a natural process as old as humanity.



--> "Primary data center penetrated. Commencing self destruct sequence." There was a pause. "And there is no countdown."
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--> "Primary data center penetrated. Commencing self destruct sequence." There was a pause. "And there is no countdown."
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"[[OhCrap Shit!]]"
30th Mar '17 6:00:32 AM Kalaong
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* WainscotSociety: The Daemon's darknet. It can only be perceived via AugmentedReality, and in an interesting twist, they point out how normal society isn't just ignoring theirs, but all kinds of equally important information immediately relevant to their lives; clerks don't really look at the prices on registers, just the final total. Most people aren't aware of their ''real'' credit ratings - or that they could be kicked out of most of the places they wander at any time.
22nd Feb '17 9:11:57 AM Kalaong
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* BatmanGambit [[GambitRoulette Roulette]]: Matthew Sobol programmed the Daemon to anticipate every circumstance he could think of and take advantage of it. However you can only anticipate so much before you have to guess. Of course, the [[JustifiedTrope essential component]] of a Batman Gambit is [[HumansAreBastards Bastard Humans]] [[ShapedLikeItself acting like Bastards]] = people who ''don't'' act like Bastards trigger positive Daemon events instead of negative ones. And Sobol, as a game programmer, had been technically running Gambit Roulettes for a living for ''his entire adult life''.

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* BatmanGambit [[GambitRoulette Roulette]]: Matthew Sobol programmed the Daemon to anticipate every circumstance he could think of and take advantage of it. However you can only anticipate so much before you have to guess. Of course, the [[JustifiedTrope essential component]] of a Batman Gambit is [[HumansAreBastards Bastard Humans]] [[ShapedLikeItself acting like Bastards]] = people who ''don't'' act like Bastards trigger positive Daemon events instead of negative ones. And Sobol, as a game programmer, [[DevelopersForesight developer]], had been technically running Gambit Roulettes for a living for ''his entire adult life''.
28th Nov '16 7:24:32 AM Kalaong
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* MalevolentArchitecture: Take the dangerous features of your average MMORPG or First Person Shooter and put them in the hands of a crazy-smart game designer. Apply the result to a real building. You have Sobol's [[strike: death trap]] Mansion, where EverythingTryingToKillYou gets serious.

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* MalevolentArchitecture: Take the dangerous features of your average MMORPG or First Person Shooter and put them in the hands of a crazy-smart game designer. Apply the result to a real building. You have Sobol's [[strike: death [[strike:death trap]] Mansion, where EverythingTryingToKillYou gets serious.



* {{Muggles}}: "{{NPC}}s." Everyone who doesn't - or perhaps ''refuses'' to - admit that the Daemon exists.
-->'''Price''': Well, the public doesn’t really decide anything now—they just select from the options they’re given. Factions have a slang term for the general public. They call them [=NPCs=]—as in ‘non-player-characters’—scripted bots with limited responses.\\

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* {{Muggles}}: "{{NPC}}s." Everyone who doesn't - or perhaps ''refuses'' to - admit that the Daemon exists.
-->'''Price''': Well, the public doesn’t really decide anything now—they just select from the options they’re given. Factions have a slang term for the general public. They call them [=NPCs=]—as in ‘non-player-characters’—scripted ‘[[NonPlayerCharacter Non-Player Characters]]’—scripted bots with limited responses.\\
1st Nov '16 6:30:20 PM nombretomado
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Dae]][[Manga/DigimonVTamer01 mon]], [[HisDarkMaterials Daemons]] or the MailerDaemon trope.

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Dae]][[Manga/DigimonVTamer01 mon]], [[HisDarkMaterials [[Literature/HisDarkMaterials Daemons]] or the MailerDaemon trope.
7th Oct '16 2:19:45 PM MrUnderhill
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* PropRecycling: Used [[ExploitedTrope as an encryption strategy]] by the Daemon. See HiddenInPlainSight above.

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* PropRecycling: Used InUniverse as [[ExploitedTrope as an encryption strategy]] by the Daemon. See HiddenInPlainSight above.
7th Oct '16 2:19:02 PM MrUnderhill
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* HiddenInPlainSight: One of Sobol's (and thus, the Daemon's) favorite tricks is encoding messages into video game scenes. Individually, the assets in a scene [[PropRecycling could be loaded thousands of times in numerous different contexts,]] making them nearly impossible to trace and meaningless if you only look at them one at a time. Only by being in the right place and seeing the whole scene in context, as a player, does the information reveal itself.


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* PropRecycling: Used [[ExploitedTrope as an encryption strategy]] by the Daemon. See HiddenInPlainSight above.
12th Sep '16 4:20:00 AM Kalaong
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* {{Muggles}}: "{{NPC}}s." Everyone who doesn't - or perhaps ''refuses'' to - admit that the Daemon exists.
-->'''Price''': Well, the public doesn’t really decide anything now—they just select from the options they’re given. Factions have a slang term for the general public. They call them [=NPCs=]—as in ‘non-player-characters’—scripted bots with limited responses.\\
'''Sebeck''': That’s just obnoxious.\\
'''Price''': Is it? These people have only limited decision-making ability.
5th Mar '16 10:59:22 PM FinalFan
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* HiddenElfVillage: [[spoiler:Sebeck visits a modern version as a part of his quest. This one is located in the desert of New Mexico on tribal lands, where they are building a massive complex out of an impact crater to generate energy and water perpetually. The project is so efficient, it is actually carbon-negative!]]


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*RagnarokProofing: [[spoiler:Ultimately what Sobol and his Daemon are trying to do for the entire PLANET. By distributing civilization into darknet nodes that are self-sustaining and self-sufficient, instead of having a global civilization completely dependent on imports and exports with very little wiggle room, the potential for human civilization to completely collapse decreases significantly. These communities are even establishing archives across the globe to help get humanity back on its feet within a couple generations after a collapse.]]
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