History TabletopGame / EclipsePhase

3rd May '16 3:03:38 PM SuckerPerpetrator
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* SkilledButNaive: [[AIIsACrapshoot Infolife (that is, AGI)]] Hackers can be ''amazingly'' good even compared to exceptional Transhuman Hackers, but probably have very little field experience, ''very'' poor social skills and likely still haven't gotten used to not having been told everything about transhumanity during their upbringing.

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* SkilledButNaive: [[AIIsACrapshoot Infolife (that is, AGI)]] Hackers can be ''amazingly'' good even compared to exceptional Transhuman Hackers, but probably have very little field experience, ''very'' poor social skills and likely still haven't gotten used to not having been told everything about transhumanity during their upbringing. Characters with the Watts-[=McLeod=] strain of the Exsurgent virus can be lacking in social skills... and be skilled in tearing your head to fleshy ribbons.



* SmartGun: There are moderately priced mods and implants that allow for enhanced ranged weapons.

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* SmartGun: There are moderately priced mods and implants that allow for enhanced ranged weapons. A fan-made splatbook adds Franchise/{{Alien}}-style smartguns, powered by AI.



* StandardSciFiHistory: Thanks to the TITANS stages 2, 3, and 4 happened within the same decade. The Consortium plans on becoming the Empire, but the Autonomists (except maybe some Titanians) would rather the Empire cycle never happen.

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* StandardSciFiHistory: Thanks to the TITANS stages 2, 3, and 4 happened within the same decade. The Consortium plans on becoming the Empire, but the Autonomists (except maybe some Titanians) would rather the Empire cycle never happen.happen - there is a movement that, at best, declares Earth a lost cause and too risky to retake, and at worst, wants to purge it from everyone's memory.



* StrawmanPolitical: In the corebook at least, the anarchist and transhumanist leanings of the authors become rather obvious by the way they describe the other factions - the planetary consortium is made up of many a CorruptCorporateExecutive while the Jovian Republic is busy PuttingOnTheReich and denying any kind of scientific progress in a way that made them look bone-headedly stupid (the Jovians are also hypocrites who have a secret upper-crust elite that are transhuman to the point of being considered Ex-human). Later supplements and forum discussions of the authors got better at giving everyone a balanced characterization, even giving a new Jovian spin to the tagline:

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* StrawmanPolitical: In the corebook at least, the anarchist and transhumanist leanings of the authors become rather obvious by the way they describe the other factions - the planetary consortium Planetary Consortium is made up of many a CorruptCorporateExecutive while CorruptCorporateExecutive, the Lunar-[=LaGrange=] Alliance are dismissed as barely-surviving, obsolete Old World governments barely hanging on to a crumbling ledge, and the Jovian Republic is busy PuttingOnTheReich and denying any kind of scientific progress in a way that made them look bone-headedly stupid (the Jovians are also hypocrites who have a secret upper-crust elite that are transhuman to the point of being considered Ex-human). Exhuman). Later supplements and forum discussions of the authors got better at giving everyone a balanced characterization, even giving characterization - making the Planetary Consortium efficient, the Jovians powerful by constantly studying other factions' tech to exploit weaknesses, while trying to make their own technology modern without conceits considered dangerous (such as nanotech). The forum gave a new Jovian spin to the tagline:


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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 leads into this, with bad results.
3rd May '16 7:10:59 AM zarpaulus
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* NietzscheWannabe: A faction of Ultimates follow varying interpretations of Nietzsche's ubermensch philosophy - ranging from utter contempt for the masses, a destruction of old moralities to follow your own, helping the weak by strengthening them. All of them follow his tenet for constant self improvement... and more than a few take the "life is war" metaphor ''too'' far.
3rd May '16 3:11:40 AM SuckerPerpetrator
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* NietzscheWannabe: A faction of Ultimates follow varying interpretations of Nietzsche's ubermensch philosophy - ranging from utter contempt for the masses, a destruction of old moralities to follow your own, helping the weak by strengthening them. All of them follow his tenet for constant self improvement... and more than a few take the "life is war" metaphor ''too'' far.



** The anti-Consortium movement on Mars is known as [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars "Barsoomians"]]. This was intentional in universe. For bonus points many members are sleeved in red-skinned Ruster morphs.
** Despite the passing of many years and The Fall, Anonymous still exists, is still trolling, still doesn't work for anyone, and still measures success based on how many laughs they can get out of what they do.

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** The anti-Consortium movement on Mars is known as [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars "Barsoomians"]]. This was intentional in universe. For bonus points points, many members are sleeved in red-skinned Ruster morphs.
** Despite the passing of many years and The Fall, Anonymous [[Website/FourChan Anonymous]] - in its /b/ configuration - still exists, is still trolling, still doesn't work for anyone, and still measures success based on how many laughs they can get out of what they do.do. The Griefer morph - a robot designed to be as annoying as possible by blaring unsilencable, unhackable, and unignorable images and sounds - ranging from really loud soundclips, stupid memes, [[ShockSite gross images]], etc. - wears a Guy Fawkes mask, a trademark of Anonymous.



** The inorganic TITAN killbots strewn through Earth, all hellbent on removing non-TITAN forms, are called [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Hunter-Killers]]. Two aerial variants - a small, quad-rotor aerial drone and a much bigger fighter/bomber - are the same ones from the Terminator, save that the former relies on [[OffWithHisHead tearing off the heads of their enemies]] than gunning them down.

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** The inorganic TITAN killbots strewn through Earth, all hellbent on removing non-TITAN forms, are called [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Hunter-Killers]]. Two aerial variants - a small, quad-rotor aerial drone and a much bigger fighter/bomber - are the same ones from the Terminator, save that the former relies on [[OffWithHisHead tearing off the heads of their enemies]] than gunning them down. Similarly, both TITANs and players have access to a Snyth made of liquid metal that can mimic people and objects, and solidify parts of itself as bladed or throwing weapons, just like the T-1000.


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** The Reaper morph's fluff contains the "kill every motherfucker in the room" quote from Film/JackieBrown.
1st May '16 10:30:48 PM SuckerPerpetrator
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** The inorganic TITAN killbots strewn through Earth, all hellbent on removing non-TITAN forms, are called [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Hunter-Killers]]. Two aerial variants - a small, quad-rotor aerial drone and a much bigger fighter/bomber - are the same ones from the Terminator, save that the former relies on [[OffWithHisHead tearing off the heads of their enemies]] than gunning them down.
1st May '16 10:16:56 PM SuckerPerpetrator
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** Those who brave TITAN-infested Earth (and other places) - with environmental hazards that defy time, space, science, and logic, and often come with strange visual anomalies, infested with mutants caused by a HiveMind, in turn caused by a human conspiracy to unite humanity, under a strict military quarantine - to retrieve bizarre artifacts that are potentially useful/deadly and also defy scientific laws are known as [[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} stalkers]]. The book the video game is based on also receives a bit of reference - [[Literature/RoadsidePicnic the alien things in charge of leaving Earth may have been doing the equivalent of getting rid of their junk, regardless of whether or not it harmed the local wildlife.]]

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** Those who brave TITAN-infested Earth (and other places) - with environmental hazards that defy time, space, science, and logic, and often come with strange visual anomalies, infested with mutants caused by a HiveMind, in turn caused by a human conspiracy to unite humanity, under a strict military quarantine - to retrieve bizarre artifacts that are potentially useful/deadly and also defy scientific laws are known as [[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} stalkers]]. The book the video game is based on also receives a bit of reference - [[Literature/RoadsidePicnic the alien alien... things in charge of leaving that destroyed the Earth may have been doing the equivalent of getting rid of their junk, regardless of whether or not it harmed the local wildlife.]]
29th Apr '16 12:55:31 PM SuckerPerpetrator
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* NightmareFace: Exsurgent organic victims called Fractal Trolls, so-called because a quarter of their body (which is usually their chest and above) have been turned into, well, fractals. The book implies more than a few have had their faces turned into fractals.

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* NightmareFace: Exsurgent organic victims called Fractal Trolls, so-called because Trolls. Among other things (becoming inhumanly tall and having ape-like arms), a quarter of their body (which is usually their chest and above) have been turned into, well, fractals. The book implies more than a few have had their faces turned into fractals.
29th Apr '16 7:16:22 AM zarpaulus
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* OneNationUnderCopyright: The Planetary Consortium, and corporate-owned habitations generally. Extropians are a bizarre form - each corporation/community has its own laws, and are often their own government.

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* OneNationUnderCopyright: The Planetary Consortium, and corporate-owned habitations generally. Extropians are a bizarre form - each corporation/community has its own laws, and are often their own government.try to prevent corporate government by having several competing {{Law Enforcement Inc}}s operating in the same habitat.
29th Apr '16 4:39:48 AM SuckerPerpetrator
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* OurElvesAreDifferent: "Ultimates", a strange philosophy/military/government faction, who all are sleeved in 'Remade' - bodies genemodded to be as genetically perfect as possible, while retaining a humanoid form. This includes slender, pale forms, smaller teeth, bigger eyes, and, yes, pointed ears. Their philosophy - eternal self-improvement through hardship (which, given their military origins, often means warfare) and rising above the rest through superiority in all things, physical and mental - is otherworldly enough, and factions within the Ultimates run the usual elf gamut - from benevolent and helpful, if a bit haughty in wishing to elevate the rest of transhumanity, to belligerent, elitist Social Darwinists who look upon all other non-Ultimates as 'genetrash' not worth acknowledging in any way, to [[FairFolk otherworldly]] soldiers who have moved beyond good and evil.

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* OurElvesAreDifferent: "Ultimates", a strange philosophy/military/government faction, who all are sleeved in 'Remade' - bodies genemodded to be as genetically perfect as possible, while retaining a humanoid form.still human. This includes slender, pale forms, smaller teeth, bigger eyes, and, yes, pointed ears. Their philosophy - eternal self-improvement through hardship (which, given their military origins, often means warfare) and rising above the rest through superiority in all things, physical and mental - is otherworldly enough, and factions within the Ultimates run the usual elf gamut - from benevolent and helpful, if a bit haughty in wishing to elevate the rest of transhumanity, to belligerent, elitist Social Darwinists who look upon all other non-Ultimates as 'genetrash' not worth acknowledging in any way, to [[FairFolk otherworldly]] soldiers who have moved beyond good and evil.
29th Apr '16 4:37:36 AM SuckerPerpetrator
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* OneNationUnderCopyright: The Planetary Consortium, and corporate-owned habitations generally.
* OnlyOneMeAllowedRightNow: Many places forbid forking, at least at the Alpha level.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Subverted. The majority of pre-Fall religions, particularly Christianity and Judaism (The former still thrives in the Jovian Republic, though), are mostly gone due to the changes in transhuman society, but [[FantasticReligiousWeirdness new faiths]] ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Buddhism]]) are filling the void.

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* OneNationUnderCopyright: The Planetary Consortium, and corporate-owned habitations generally.
generally. Extropians are a bizarre form - each corporation/community has its own laws, and are often their own government.
* OnlyOneMeAllowedRightNow: Many places forbid forking, at least at the Alpha level.
level. This ranges from destroying the fork, merging them, or sending them elsewhere.
* OurElvesAreDifferent: "Ultimates", a strange philosophy/military/government faction, who all are sleeved in 'Remade' - bodies genemodded to be as genetically perfect as possible, while retaining a humanoid form. This includes slender, pale forms, smaller teeth, bigger eyes, and, yes, pointed ears. Their philosophy - eternal self-improvement through hardship (which, given their military origins, often means warfare) and rising above the rest through superiority in all things, physical and mental - is otherworldly enough, and factions within the Ultimates run the usual elf gamut - from benevolent and helpful, if a bit haughty in wishing to elevate the rest of transhumanity, to belligerent, elitist Social Darwinists who look upon all other non-Ultimates as 'genetrash' not worth acknowledging in any way, to [[FairFolk otherworldly]] soldiers who have moved beyond good and evil.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Subverted. The majority of pre-Fall religions, particularly Christianity and Judaism (The former still thrives in the Jovian Republic, though), are mostly gone due to the changes in transhuman society, society and the Fal, but [[FantasticReligiousWeirdness new faiths]] ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Buddhism]]) are filling the void.void. Christianity, in particular, has a few well-known sects that attempt to be as Christlike as possible, often rejecting Church dogma.
29th Apr '16 4:22:32 AM SuckerPerpetrator
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* NightmareFace: Exsurgent organic victims called Fractal Trolls, so-called because a quarter of their body (which is usually their chest and above) have been turned into, well, fractals. The book implies more than a few have had their faces turned into fractals.
** The Venusian strain of Exsurgents are humanoid - said to be like the Digger morphs... save for the fact their faces are piles and piles of sensory organs.
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