History TabletopGame / DarkMatter

6th Sep '16 1:36:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheKnightsHospitallers: The Knights of Malta are one of the more noteworthy conspiracies in the setting.
17th Mar '16 12:28:42 PM TendoAki
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The ''Dark Matter'' setting also called ''Dark•Matter''[[note]]Following the pattern set by the [[TabletopGame/StarDrive Star*Drive]] setting using punctuation in the middle of its title.[[/note]] was first published in 1999 for TSR's ''TabletopGame/{{Alternity}}'' RPG (itself an adaptation of 2nd edition ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' rules to non-fantasy settings) then recycled for it's ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' RPG. This is a world where [[ConspiracyKitchenSink every]] lunatic [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy theory]] is true. There really are [[TelepathicSpacemen psychic]] [[TheGreys grey aliens]] [[AlienAbduction abducting humans]] and [[AliensStealCattle mutilating cattle]]. [[TheIlluminati Illuminati type groups]] really are working to bring the entire world under their control. [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]]? He's out there too. And TheGovernment is [[GovernmentConspiracy covering it all up]]. The players are field agents for the shadowy private organization known as the Hoffman Institute, devoted to investigating the activities of psychics, cultists, and "xenoforms" and protecting humankind from the tide of dark matter seeping into the fabric of the universe that's the ultimate cause of all things paranormal.

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The ''Dark Matter'' setting also called ''Dark•Matter''[[note]]Following the pattern set by the [[TabletopGame/StarDrive Star*Drive]] setting using punctuation in the middle of its title.[[/note]] was first published in 1999 for TSR's ''TabletopGame/{{Alternity}}'' RPG (itself an adaptation of 2nd edition ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' rules to non-fantasy settings) RPG then recycled for it's ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' RPG. This is a world where [[ConspiracyKitchenSink every]] lunatic [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy theory]] is true. There really are [[TelepathicSpacemen psychic]] [[TheGreys grey aliens]] [[AlienAbduction abducting humans]] and [[AliensStealCattle mutilating cattle]]. [[TheIlluminati Illuminati type groups]] really are working to bring the entire world under their control. [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]]? He's out there too. And TheGovernment is [[GovernmentConspiracy covering it all up]]. The players are field agents for the shadowy private organization known as the Hoffman Institute, devoted to investigating the activities of psychics, cultists, and "xenoforms" and protecting humankind from the tide of dark matter seeping into the fabric of the universe that's the ultimate cause of all things paranormal.
21st Nov '15 10:37:09 AM nombretomado
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* RupertMurdoch: News Corp merits a mention in the Australia section as an organization that the Hoffman Institute has to watch to stop them exposing extraterrestrials.
23rd Apr '15 1:51:10 PM cynicalwhovian
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3rd Oct '14 1:21:39 PM SharleeD
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* OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious: Several types of cryptid are addressed in the game.
12th Jul '14 4:29:46 AM SaramarCar
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* {{Humanshifting}}: Sandman have a limited ability to change their appearance. There are also the dopplegangers from the Xenoform supplement who are of unknown origin even to themselves.



* {{Humanshifting}}: Sandman have a limited ability to change their appearance. There are also the dopplegangers from the Xenoform supplement who are of unknown origin even to themselves.
12th Jul '14 4:29:01 AM SaramarCar
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* StrawFeminist: In the CDC, there's a group called the Gynarchy (the name really says it all). But if your interested what the Gynarchy is actually doing, they are looking to eliminate the need for sperm in the whole reproductive process because they think men are obsolete and once men are out of the equation, women can TakeOverTheWorld.

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* StrawFeminist: In the CDC, there's a group called the Gynarchy (the name really says it all). But if your you're interested what the Gynarchy is actually doing, they are looking to eliminate the need for sperm in the whole reproductive process because they think men are obsolete and once men are out of the equation, women can TakeOverTheWorld.
18th Feb '14 10:38:55 AM LordInsane
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* UnitedNationsIsASuperPower: True to ConspiracyTheory lore the united nations is working to create a OneWorldOrder with a secret army flying around in {{Black Helicopter}}s. It also started to secretly settle ''the moon''.

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* UnitedNationsIsASuperPower: True to ConspiracyTheory lore the united nations United Nations is working to create a OneWorldOrder with a secret army flying around in {{Black Helicopter}}s. It also started to secretly settle ''the moon''. Untrue to conspiracy theory lore, some of the descriptions paint them as [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremists]] with good reasons ''why'' they want a OneWorldOrder and a rather sympathetic vision of what kind of a state it would be.
15th Jan '14 8:37:26 PM DarkSoldier
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The ''Dark Matter'' setting also called ''Dark•Matter''[[note]]Following the pattern set by the [[TabletopGame/StarDrive Star*Drive]] setting using punctuation in the middle of it's title.[[/note]] was first published in 1999 for TSR's ''TabletopGame/{{Alternity}}'' RPG (itself an adaptation of 2nd edition ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' rules to non-fantasy settings) then recycled for it's ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' RPG. This is a world where [[ConspiracyKitchenSink every]] lunatic [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy theory]] is true. There really are [[TelepathicSpacemen psychic]] [[TheGreys grey aliens]] [[AlienAbduction abducting humans]] and [[AliensStealCattle mutilating cattle]]. [[TheIlluminati Illuminati type groups]] really are working to bring the entire world under their control. [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]]? He's out there too. And TheGovernment is [[GovernmentConspiracy covering it all up]]. The players are field agents for the shadowy private organization known as the Hoffman Institute, devoted to investigating the activities of psychics, cultists, and "xenoforms" and protecting humankind from the tide of dark matter seeping into the fabric of the universe that's the ultimate cause of all things paranormal.

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The ''Dark Matter'' setting also called ''Dark•Matter''[[note]]Following the pattern set by the [[TabletopGame/StarDrive Star*Drive]] setting using punctuation in the middle of it's its title.[[/note]] was first published in 1999 for TSR's ''TabletopGame/{{Alternity}}'' RPG (itself an adaptation of 2nd edition ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' rules to non-fantasy settings) then recycled for it's ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' RPG. This is a world where [[ConspiracyKitchenSink every]] lunatic [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy theory]] is true. There really are [[TelepathicSpacemen psychic]] [[TheGreys grey aliens]] [[AlienAbduction abducting humans]] and [[AliensStealCattle mutilating cattle]]. [[TheIlluminati Illuminati type groups]] really are working to bring the entire world under their control. [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]]? He's out there too. And TheGovernment is [[GovernmentConspiracy covering it all up]]. The players are field agents for the shadowy private organization known as the Hoffman Institute, devoted to investigating the activities of psychics, cultists, and "xenoforms" and protecting humankind from the tide of dark matter seeping into the fabric of the universe that's the ultimate cause of all things paranormal.



* BrainUploading: The first Internet Ghost was created when someone was experiementing with a neural array ment to replicate human thought processes. The processes is duplicates the conscious rather then changing it to digital form. The game leaves it open to if other internet ghosts are duplicating the orginal experiment or duplicating themselves.

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* BrainUploading: The first Internet Ghost was created when someone was experiementing experimenting with a neural array ment meant to replicate human thought processes. The processes is duplicates the conscious rather then changing it to digital form. The game leaves it open to if other internet ghosts are duplicating the orginal original experiment or duplicating themselves.



* GaiasVengeance: The Litterman is a creature made from a amalgam of garbage, slayin humans who despoil the planet. Capable disasembling ad resembling itself around garbage Littermen have killed people in situations that mistify the authoarties who believe that the slayings are the work of human SerialKiller.
* TheGreys: One, disguised as a human called Dr. Itohiro Nakami founded the Hoffman Institute.
* HandOfGlory: With added twist what a hand of glory does depends on what the original owner did such as thief makes people fall a sleep while a magicians hand makes the user smarter and more skilled at magic.
* HollywoodSatanism: The Final Church, THE worldwide conspiracy for demons and satanists. Basically, pretend that every paranoid rumor regarding Satanism was actually true, and you get the gist. There was even a web book devoted solely to the group at the end of The games run, and the group makes a comeback in the ''[[TabletopGame/D20Modern Menace Manual]]''.
* TheIlluminati: The orginal Bavarian Illuminati is referenced but the Illuminati term is used as a blanket term for the many groups that are know whats going on and have their own conspiracies including the Freemasons, CIA, the Bilderbergers, etc.

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* GaiasVengeance: The Litterman is a creature made from a amalgam of garbage, slayin slaying humans who despoil the planet. Capable disasembling ad of disassembling and resembling itself around garbage garbage, Littermen have killed people in situations that mistify mystify the authoarties authorities, who believe that the slayings are the work of human SerialKiller.
{{Serial Killer}}s.
* TheGreys: One, Yes. One disguised as a human called Dr. Itohiro Nakami founded the Hoffman Institute.
* HandOfGlory: With the added twist that what a hand of glory does depends on what the original owner did did, such as thief a thief's makes people fall a sleep asleep, while a magicians magician's hand makes the user smarter and more skilled at magic.
* HollywoodSatanism: The Final Church, THE worldwide conspiracy for demons and satanists. Basically, pretend that every paranoid rumor regarding Satanism was actually true, true and you get the gist. There was even a web book devoted solely to the group at the end of The games run, the game's run and the group makes a comeback in the ''[[TabletopGame/D20Modern Menace Manual]]''.
* TheIlluminati: The orginal original Bavarian Illuminati is referenced but the Illuminati term is used as a blanket term for the many groups that are know whats what's going on and have their own conspiracies including the Freemasons, CIA, the Bilderbergers, etc.



* {{Humanshifting}}: Sandman have a limited ability to change their appearence there is also the dopplegangers from the Xenoform supplement who are of unknown origin even to themselves.
* LuckyCharmsTitle: Following the pattern set by the [[TabletopGame/StarDrive Star*Drive]] setting using punctuation in the middle of it's title.
* TheMagicComesBack: The level of supernatural activity on Earth is directly linked to the amount of dark matter in the universe, which is likened to a tide pool. The rising tide of dark matter, however, is not a good thing. Not only are many supernatural beings extremely dangerous, but previous risings of the tide have resulted in mass extinction events, as noted in the [[MayanDoomsday Mayan calendar]].
* MechanicalLifeforms: The Etoile are writhing mass of wires made of dark matter and exotic metals bearing a faint resemblence to metallic jellyfish.
* TheMenInBlack: Three explanations are provided including goverment agents, aliens disguised as humans (and doing a bad job of playing the part) or strange entities that are are attracted to paranormal events and the attempts to cover up events are actually a form of ReversePsychology to get people to talk about these events. Oh any of these could be true, even multiple types at the same time.

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* {{Humanshifting}}: Sandman have a limited ability to change their appearence there is appearance. There are also the dopplegangers from the Xenoform supplement who are of unknown origin even to themselves.
* LuckyCharmsTitle: Following the pattern set by the [[TabletopGame/StarDrive Star*Drive]] setting using punctuation in the middle of it's its title.
* TheMagicComesBack: The level of supernatural activity on Earth is directly linked to the amount of dark matter in the universe, which is likened to a tide pool. The rising tide of dark matter, however, is not a good thing. Not thing: not only are many supernatural beings extremely dangerous, but previous risings of the tide have resulted in mass extinction events, as noted in the [[MayanDoomsday Mayan calendar]].
* MechanicalLifeforms: The Etoile are writhing mass of wires made of dark matter and exotic metals bearing a faint resemblence resemblance to metallic jellyfish.
* TheMenInBlack: Three explanations are provided including goverment government agents, aliens disguised as humans (and doing a bad job of playing the part) part), or strange entities that are are attracted to paranormal events and the attempts to cover up events are actually a form of ReversePsychology to get people to talk about these events. Oh any of these could be true, even multiple types at the same time.



* NoBodyLeftBehind: Upon death the nanties within a Sandman disassemble the body into dust.

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* NoBodyLeftBehind: Upon death death, the nanties nanites within a Sandman disassemble the body into dust.



* OurAngelsAreDifferent: The Elohim are speculated to be a race that lived on earth before they [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence transcended to another dimension]]. They appear as tall perfect humans but this seems AFormYouAreComfortableWith other more biblical types have been seen such as a firey flying wheel or a pillar of fire but these still may not be their ture forms. They have a bit of a AGodAmI complex around other races and they [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien have the tech to back their attitude up]]. When they speak every [[TranslatorMicrobes listener understands reguardless of what language they understand]] which is rather impressive to the Greys. They also hate the luciferians and arcane magic users with a passion.
* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: After a few generations humans who engage in cannibalism degenerate into Ghouls. Ghouls have unnaturally sharp fingernails and stink of blood and decay. Forced to small pockets on the edge of society slacking their hunger from morgues or the occasional isolated person.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Ekimmu are {{puppeteer parasite}}s that control the body through changing it's hosts body chemistry and genetics until the Ekimmu feels the host weakening then it [[BodySurf transfers to a new host]]. The host undergoes a number of changes pale skin, bloodshot eyes, receding gumline, fingers becoming clawlike, baldness (they often wear a wig to hide this), [[FrozenFashionSense antique speaking patterns, wearing old fashion clothes]] and of course a hunger for blood and flesh (though hosts that have listened to vampire legends restrict their diet to blood). Some of the hosts have higher body density that causes them to [[SuperDrowningSkills sink like stones]] (explaining the whole CannotCrossRunningWater thing).
* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: The Knights of Unity who draw their membership from rascist groups like the Aryan Nations, the [[TheKlan KKK]] and the Posse Comitatus.
* RupertMurdoch: News Corp merits a mention in the section on Australia section as an organization that the Hoffman Institute has to watch to stop them exposing extraterrestrials.

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: The Elohim are speculated to be a race that lived on earth Earth before they [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence transcended to another dimension]]. They appear as tall tall, perfect humans but this seems AFormYouAreComfortableWith other AFormYouAreComfortableWith. Other more biblical Biblical types have been seen seen, such as a firey fiery flying wheel or a pillar of fire fire, but these still may not be their ture true forms. They have a bit of a AGodAmI complex around other races and they [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien have the tech to back their attitude up]]. When they speak speak, every [[TranslatorMicrobes listener understands reguardless regardless of what language languages they understand]] understand]], which is rather impressive to the Greys. They also hate the luciferians and arcane magic users with a passion.
* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: After a few generations generations, humans who engage in cannibalism degenerate into Ghouls. Ghouls have unnaturally sharp fingernails and stink of blood and decay. Forced decay, forced to small pockets on the edge of society slacking and slaking their hunger from morgues or the occasional isolated person.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Ekimmu are {{puppeteer parasite}}s that control the body through changing it's hosts its host's body chemistry and genetics until the Ekimmu feels the host weakening weakening, then it [[BodySurf transfers to a new host]]. The host undergoes a number of changes pale skin, bloodshot eyes, receding gumline, fingers becoming clawlike, baldness (they often wear a wig to hide this), [[FrozenFashionSense antique speaking patterns, wearing old fashion clothes]] clothes]], and of course a hunger for blood and flesh (though hosts that have listened to vampire legends restrict their diet to blood). Some of the hosts have higher body density that causes them to [[SuperDrowningSkills sink like stones]] (explaining the whole CannotCrossRunningWater thing).
* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: The Knights of Unity who draw their membership from rascist racist groups like the Aryan Nations, the [[TheKlan KKK]] KKK]], and the Posse Comitatus.
* RupertMurdoch: News Corp merits a mention in the section on Australia section as an organization that the Hoffman Institute has to watch to stop them exposing extraterrestrials.



* StrawFeminist: In the CDC theres a group called the Gynarchy (the name really says it all). But if your interested what the Gynarchy is actually doing, they are looking to eliminate the need for sperm in the whole reproductive process because they think men are obsolete and once men are out of the equation women can [[TakeOverTheWorld rule the world]].
* TheTunguskaEvent: Tunguska was the location of a Grey settlement until it came close to being found. Greys, not wanting to be found evacuated and then they redirected a comet to destory any remaining evidence but due to using a comet with the wrong composition it didn't destroy as much as they would have liked.

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* StrawFeminist: In the CDC theres CDC, there's a group called the Gynarchy (the name really says it all). But if your interested what the Gynarchy is actually doing, they are looking to eliminate the need for sperm in the whole reproductive process because they think men are obsolete and once men are out of the equation equation, women can [[TakeOverTheWorld rule the world]].
TakeOverTheWorld.
* TheTunguskaEvent: Tunguska was the location of a Grey settlement until it came close to being found. Greys, not wanting to be found The Greys evacuated and then they redirected a comet to destory destroy any remaining evidence evidence, but due to using used a comet with the wrong composition it composition, which didn't destroy as much as they would have liked.



* UnwillingRoboticisation: The Etoile transform humans into what are called "Sandmen" fusing organic and metallic material via {{nanite}}s. They use the sandmen to infiltrate the indrustial centres of earth and combat the enemies of the Etoile.

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* UnwillingRoboticisation: The Etoile transform humans into what are called "Sandmen" "Sandmen," fusing organic and metallic material via {{nanite}}s. They use the sandmen to infiltrate the indrustial centres industrial centers of earth Earth and combat the enemies of the Etoile.fight their enemies.
21st Oct '13 10:43:19 PM jormis29
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* HandOfGlory: With added twist what a hand of glory does depends on what the original owner did such as thief makes people fall a sleep while a magicians hand makes the user smarter and more skilled at magic.
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