History TabletopGame / Continuum

21st Mar '16 4:38:24 AM KhlavKalash
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* PaintingTheMedium: So much. One of the more subtle cases: several footnotes on the Inheritors advise the reader to look for further information on page 210. That's the end of the [=GM=] section, but it's also labeled "Time Travel in the Real World." Use of "further information is not available here" and the warnings about crasher propaganda throughout the rest of the book are less subtle but still very effective. Not to mention that the book also contains continuum propaganda [[spoiler: and BlatantLies about the goals and capabilites of the Narcisiss]]

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* PaintingTheMedium: So much. One of the more subtle cases: several footnotes on the Inheritors advise the reader to look for further information on page 210. That's the end of the [=GM=] section, but it's also labeled "Time Travel in the Real World." Use of "further information is not available here" and the warnings about crasher propaganda throughout the rest of the book are less subtle but still very effective. Not to mention that the book also contains continuum Continuum propaganda [[spoiler: and BlatantLies about the goals and capabilites of the Narcisiss]]
21st Mar '16 4:27:37 AM KhlavKalash
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* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Part of the war with Antedesertium. [[spoiler: Mostly not creating supersoldiers and monsters, though this does happen. Its the DarkSecret of the Midwives that they poison Anedesertium's gene pool with numerous defects. In the aftermath of the war, the lingering damage almost wipes out the survivors and [[ShownTheirWork creates a genetic bottleneck.]]]]

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* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Part of the war with Antedesertium. [[spoiler: Mostly not creating supersoldiers and monsters, though this does happen. Its It's the DarkSecret of the Midwives that they poison Anedesertium's Antedesertium's gene pool with numerous defects. In the aftermath of the war, the lingering damage almost wipes out the survivors and [[ShownTheirWork creates a genetic bottleneck.]]]]
21st Mar '16 4:08:05 AM KhlavKalash
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* FutureMeScaresMe: Most Threes and all Fours or Exalted are ''not'' friendly things to encounter as a One's Gemini. At best, they've experienced decades or centuries of the spanning life and count as human only by the loosest definition. And that's ignoring the possibility a future Narcissist self or of seeing your own demise...

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* FutureMeScaresMe: Most Threes and all Fours or Exalted are ''not'' friendly things to encounter as a One's Gemini. At best, they've experienced decades or centuries of the spanning life and count as human only by the loosest definition. And that's ignoring the possibility of a future Narcissist self or of seeing your own demise...
21st Mar '16 3:54:06 AM KhlavKalash
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* TheFuture: Up to AD 2221 is fair game, albeit a little heavy on the nanotech and implied CrystalSpiresAndTogas. Going past AD 2222 is not advised, and all eras beyond AD 2400 are the realm of the Inheritors and the Exalted. Further information is not available here. [[spoiler: The futury contained in the GM section indicates that humans do indeed reach a post scarcity society, but the path is pretty nasty. Included are a third world war the culminates in the mass deployment of psionic weapons and nanites, a period of decadence where immortal proto-inheritors entertain themselves with gory but nonlethal war and torture, and culminating in those who don't join the group mind and join the inheritors being rounded up for study in what amount to wildlife preserves.]]

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* TheFuture: Up to AD 2221 is fair game, albeit a little heavy on the nanotech and implied CrystalSpiresAndTogas. Going past AD 2222 is not advised, and all eras beyond AD 2400 are the realm of the Inheritors and the Exalted. Further information is not available here. [[spoiler: The futury contained in the GM section indicates that humans do indeed reach a post scarcity society, but the path is pretty nasty. Included are a third world war the that culminates in the mass deployment of psionic weapons and nanites, a period of decadence where immortal proto-inheritors entertain themselves with gory but nonlethal war and torture, and culminating in those who don't join the group mind and join the inheritors being rounded up for study in what amount to wildlife preserves.]]
24th Feb '16 7:56:49 PM DarkStarling
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* FakingTheDead: Possible. [[spoiler: Using it to [[TrickedOutTime Trick Out Time]] and cheat your own death is illegal, not because it will frag anyone, but because if everyone did it, nobody would die.]]

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* FakingTheDead: Possible. [[spoiler: Using it to [[TrickedOutTime Trick Out Time]] and cheat your own death is illegal, not because it will illegal but NOT against the Maxims, so the Inheritors don't care. It won't frag anyone, but because if everyone did it, it nobody would die.]]
24th Feb '16 7:54:55 PM DarkStarling
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* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Part of the war with Antedesertium. [[spoiler: Mostly not creating supersoldiers and monsters, though this does happen. Its the DarkSecret of the Midwives that they poison Anedesertium's gene pool with numerous defects.]]

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* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Part of the war with Antedesertium. [[spoiler: Mostly not creating supersoldiers and monsters, though this does happen. Its the DarkSecret of the Midwives that they poison Anedesertium's gene pool with numerous defects.]] In the aftermath of the war, the lingering damage almost wipes out the survivors and [[ShownTheirWork creates a genetic bottleneck.]]]]
28th Jan '16 1:01:08 PM DarkStarling
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** Notable in that, while you can suddenly have access to anything, you still have to retrieve it from a place it could logically have been hidden.
3rd Jan '16 8:03:01 PM DarkStarling
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* WrittenByTheWinners: An entirely literal case of this, the course of History is what the winners of the war between Antedesertium and the Continuum decided it would be.
3rd Jan '16 7:47:00 PM DarkStarling
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* EasilyForgiven: If a Narcissist who was originally a Continuum spanner isn't killed or fragged out and they're willing to be rehabilitated, they'll usually be freely brought back into the Continuum after some correctional therapy. Incidentally, this does ''not'' apply to anyone who ''didn't'' start with the Continuum. Those are handed to the Foxhorns for disposal.

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* EasilyForgiven: If a Narcissist who was originally a Continuum spanner isn't killed or fragged out and they're willing to be rehabilitated, they'll usually be freely brought back into the Continuum after some [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood correctional therapy.therapy]]. Incidentally, this does ''not'' apply to anyone who ''didn't'' start with the Continuum. Those are handed to the Foxhorns for disposal.
3rd Jan '16 7:44:36 PM DarkStarling
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* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: Averted. The past and future only count from your own perspective, so if you've done something or will do it, you say that. For everyone else, you use the present tense, regardless of "when" it's happening. Since, in a second, that could be ''your'' "now" too, this makes sense.

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* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: Averted. The past and future only count from your own perspective, so if you've done something or will do it, you say that. For everyone else, you use the present tense, regardless of "when" it's happening. Since, happening (ie: "Bob is in 1945 in Berlin, 1492 in Argentina, and in 2038 with Alice"). This is because for a second, that time traveler at any time you could be ''your'' "now" too, this makes sense.on the same level as them, so it's all happening 'now'.
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