History TabletopGame / EclipsePhase

21st Aug '16 12:24:14 PM nombretomado
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* ScaleOfScientificSins: Every single one of them has been committed in EclipsePhase. Although bioconservatives are mad about them all, the only thing that most people now disapprove of scientists ever trying again is creating Seed AI. [[spoiler:Little do most people know that there are still Seed AI amongst humanity who are benevolent. The only real sin should be exposing them to the Exsurgent virus.]]

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* ScaleOfScientificSins: Every single one of them has been committed in EclipsePhase.''Eclipse Phase''. Although bioconservatives are mad about them all, the only thing that most people now disapprove of scientists ever trying again is creating Seed AI. [[spoiler:Little do most people know that there are still Seed AI amongst humanity who are benevolent. The only real sin should be exposing them to the Exsurgent virus.]]
25th Jul '16 8:44:00 AM Kafkesque
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** Similarly, certain exhuman factions are known to stick the egos of prisoners in "leftover specials"--basically twisted bodies made out of intentionally mismatched biological bits--and left to roam the complex.
16th Jul '16 12:34:09 AM MetalSlimeHunt
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*** Now there is a lampshaded shoutout to Giger in the form of the Defiler exhuman clade, who have an explicitly ripped-off appearance and almost identical lifecycle, only new infections are implanted by stinger tail.
15th Jul '16 8:58:18 PM MetalSlimeHunt
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Ny'knikiin, a species of force-evolved ''mantis shrimp'' shoved in pod morphs and unleashed on transhumanity. They were raised to sapience by the [=TITAN=]s, but notably they aren't exsurgents - their universal sadism and worship of their makers is all of their own free will.


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* MotherOfAThousandYoung: The fate of the first in a group to be infected by the Glory strain of the exsurgent virus. All who follow become "her" attenders and mate endlessly to provide zygotes for incubation, implanted by ovipositor.


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* NebulousEvilOrganization: In ''X-Risks'' Project Ozma takes this so far that they may not really even be evil. Or an organization. So little is known about them that they don't even have a proper section in the book, just a series of in-character blurbs describing Firewall's attempt at discovering anything about them in the mess of contradictory rumors and stories. Theories abound from everything from a rogue intelligence agency that escaped the Fall and got picked up by the Planetary Consortium, minders planted by the [=TITANs=] to watch over transhumanity for reasons unknown, a group not unlike Firewall protecting transhumanity from the shadows with utter ruthlessness, a cabal of gentrocrats who intend to secretly rule over transhumanity forever, nothing more than a meme accidentally started by Firewall to explain everything that goes pear-shaped without cause, the admins of the simulation transhumanity are actually living in, a secret branch of Firewall that kills off dissidents, and many more.


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* SyntheticPlague: In addition to the obvious subject of the exsurgent virus, there are a myriad of other artificial diseases in play as well. Transhumanity is perfectly able to unleash everything from bioplagues to simplified basilisk hacks on itself, and there are even a few [=TITAN=]-created illnesses completely separate from the exsurgent virus. With the enhancements provided by basic biomods and general hygiene practices natural pathogens are unheard of outside bioconservative habitats and rare even then.


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** The Minervan Fleet take the Jovian viewpoint and push past it so far they become an inversion. They aren't transhuman, but they're definitely treacherous: they want to kill or subjugate everyone in the solar system but themselves (even the Jovians, who are "corrupted" for allowing transhumanity to live).
15th Jul '16 8:50:12 PM Ishindri
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* X-Risks: A sourcebook that will details many of the existential threats that Firewall fights against.

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* X-Risks: A sourcebook that will details many of the existential threats that Firewall fights against.
15th Jul '16 8:44:30 PM Ishindri
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There are two upcoming sourcebooks:
* X-Risks: A sourcebook that will detail many of the existential threats that Firewall fights against. No release date has been announced yet.
* After X-Risks will come an as-yet-untitled sourcebook [[http://eclipsephase.com/comment/55259#comment-55259 about crime in the transhuman future]].

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\nThere are two upcoming sourcebooks:\n* X-Risks: A sourcebook that will detail details many of the existential threats that Firewall fights against. No release date has been announced yet.
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There is one upcoming sourcebook:
* After X-Risks will come an An as-yet-untitled sourcebook [[http://eclipsephase.com/comment/55259#comment-55259 about crime in the transhuman future]].
15th Jul '16 9:10:42 AM Leliel
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* CannotTellALie: Subverted with Factors-they are ''physically'' incapable of concentrating enough on giving a "verbal" message of scents and releasing scents in a way that goes explicitly against what they know...but not only do they have a concept of ''[[HalfTruth deception]]'', they are biologically predisposed to [[ConsummateLiar being deceptive all the time]], even to close friends who aren't part of the MindHive-they evolved from ambush predators, for whom tricking prey is a matter of survival.
15th Jul '16 9:05:25 AM Leliel
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* FaceFullOfAlienWingWong: Horrifyingly subverted with Defilers, who are a type of ''exhuman''-the embryos they inject are explicitly of a human-based ServantRace for the original, human Defilers.



* StrawNihilist: Some mental strains of the Exsurgent virus lead into this, with bad results.

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** This, ultimately, is the difference between exhumans and Ultimates-while Ultimates are genuinely Nietzschean {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s who want the best for humanity, exhumans invoke extreme forms of [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]] and misanthropic loathing of most other transhumans-they explicitly admit that their view of things is that anything and anyone that does not help their survival is fundamentally a threat, and that's their ''recruitment'' speech; the Firewall agent relaying the exhuman memorandum points out that the speaker was deliberately avoiding admitting that most exhumans want to actively enslave and conquer less evolved transhumans (read here, "everyone else").
14th Jul '16 11:47:51 AM Ramidel
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* RockBeatsLaser: The combat doctrines of the rajput (the ultimates' TITAN-killers, and the elite of the elite among their faction) fit this. They use really heavy anti-nanotech defenses, but everything else they use is analog and often mechanical rather than electric - the morphs they use for anti-TITAN ops don't even have mesh implants. The reason for this is because they've learned from hard, lethal experience that TITAN viruses can and will subvert any computer that they find and turn it into a nest of metallic tentacles; the best possible defense against that is to give the [=TITANs=] nothing to infect.
14th Jul '16 5:44:44 AM Ramidel
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* StrawNihilist: The most arrogant (or weird) of Ultimates follow an extremely social Darwinist and elitist dogma that resembles the worst stereotypes of Nietzsche, and nearly all Ultimates take the "life is war" Nietzschean metaphor ''too'' far.
** Some mental strains of the Exsurgent virus lead into this, with bad results.

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* StrawNihilist: The most arrogant (or weird) of Ultimates follow an extremely social Darwinist and elitist dogma that resembles the worst stereotypes of Nietzsche, and nearly all Ultimates take the "life is war" Nietzschean metaphor ''too'' far.
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Some mental strains of the Exsurgent virus lead into this, with bad results.


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* TeamSwitzerland: ''Officially'', Firewall is neutral regarding outside politics; supposedly, if a team consists of an ultimate warrior, a corporate [[TheSocialExpert social expert]], an argonaut sneak and an anarchist uplifted pig hacker, they're all sentinels and members of Firewall without discrimination, and all are trusted to fight x-risks. Unofficially, it doesn't work that way: Firewall maintains strong sympathies towards anarchist and argonaut politics, and corporate types, bioconservatives and ultimates need to work extra hard to prove their loyalty (in fact, ultimates are unofficially blacklisted from higher rank, period).
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