History TabletopGame / EclipsePhase

14th Jun '16 10:22:08 AM SorPepita
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** Some mental strains of the Exsurgent virus leads into this, with bad results.

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** Some mental strains of the Exsurgent virus leads lead into this, with bad results.
14th Jun '16 10:19:15 AM SorPepita
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** In ''Gatecrashing'', it's mentioned that one Angelina Germanotta is a member of a certain hedonistic space colony. She might be better known to you by [[Music/LadyGaga another name]] ...

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** In ''Gatecrashing'', it's mentioned that one Angelina Germanotta is a member of a certain hedonistic space colony. She might be better known to you by [[Music/LadyGaga another name]] ...name]]...
14th Jun '16 10:18:31 AM SorPepita
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* ScienceFictionKitchenSink: AI! ''Super''-AI! Holograms! Psychic powers! Killer robots! Post-apocalyptic scavenger wastelands! TheGreys (albeit human made, but stil)! Uplifted animals (complete with a [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes group of uplifted primates whose city has a half-buried Statue of Liberty!]]! MiniMecha! {{Eldritch Abomination}}s! Bioware, cybenetics, and augmentations of every level! Hacking! Virtual reality and cyberpunk hacking! Clones! Spaceships of every sort! Ancient alien conspiracies! Psychic powers! Psuedo-zombie apocalypses! Robot apocalypses! And so on and so forth.

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* ScienceFictionKitchenSink: AI! ''Super''-AI! Holograms! Psychic powers! Killer robots! Post-apocalyptic scavenger wastelands! TheGreys (albeit human made, but stil)! Uplifted animals (complete with a [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes group of uplifted primates whose city has a half-buried Statue of Liberty!]]! Liberty!]])! MiniMecha! {{Eldritch Abomination}}s! Bioware, cybenetics, and augmentations of every level! Hacking! Virtual reality and cyberpunk hacking! Clones! Spaceships of every sort! Ancient alien conspiracies! Psychic powers! Psuedo-zombie apocalypses! Robot apocalypses! And so on and so forth.
14th Jun '16 8:53:28 AM SorPepita
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* MindVirus: The Exsurgent Virus with it's tendencies to warp one's mind.

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* MindVirus: The Exsurgent Virus with it's its tendencies to warp one's mind.
14th Jun '16 8:50:05 AM SorPepita
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14th Jun '16 8:48:23 AM SorPepita
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* AndIMustScream: All sorts of chilling stuff can happen to you if your ego (ie, your conciousness) ends up in the wrong hands. For example the Ultimates are rumored to download indentured infomorphs into deaf, visually limited flats with no AR implants.[[note]]That may not seem bad, but remember this is a society where all but the poorest people have full mesh access essentially from birth, and where most genetic defects have been eliminated- these deficiencies are considered ''crippling'' by the standards of transhumanit.[[/note]]

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* AndIMustScream: All sorts of chilling stuff can happen to you if your ego (ie, your conciousness) ends up in the wrong hands. For example the Ultimates are rumored to download indentured infomorphs into deaf, visually limited flats with no AR implants.[[note]]That may not seem bad, but remember this is a society where all but the poorest people have full mesh access essentially from birth, and where most genetic defects have been eliminated- these deficiencies are considered ''crippling'' by the standards of transhumanit.transhumanity.[[/note]]
13th Jun '16 8:19:17 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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* 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 and the Fal, but [[FantasticReligiousWeirdness new faiths]] ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Buddhism]]) are filling the void. Christianity, in particular, has a few well-known sects that attempt to be as Christlike as possible, often rejecting Church dogma.

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* 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 and the Fal, Fall, but [[FantasticReligiousWeirdness new faiths]] ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Buddhism]]) are filling the void. Christianity, in particular, has a few well-known sects that attempt to be as Christlike as possible, often rejecting Church dogma.
13th Jun '16 8:01:31 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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* CreepyChild: The Lost Generation is an entire ''group'' of Creepy Children, who were created in accelerated growth conditions to try dealing with the massive population die-off that occurred after the Fall. Things went ''very'' wrong, though, and every single one that survived came out with severe psychological problems. [[spoiler: They were also all infected with the Watts-McCleod strain of the Exsurgent virus, meaning they all have psychic powers.]]

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* CreepyChild: The Lost Generation is an entire ''group'' of Creepy Children, who were created in accelerated growth conditions to try dealing with the massive population die-off that occurred after the Fall. Things went ''very'' wrong, though, and every single one that survived came out with severe psychological problems. [[spoiler: They were also all infected with the Watts-McCleod Watts-[=McCleod=] strain of the Exsurgent virus, meaning they all have psychic powers.]]
14th May '16 1:40:46 AM SuckerPerpetrator
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* DomedHometown

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* DomedHometownDomedHometown: Most habs, especially on the moon, Venus, and Mars, where terraforming isn't complete or feasible.



* EasySexChange: Even discounting resleeving in a male or female body, you can use a healing vat to do it (and about a day is sunk into the procedure), or you can get an implant which allows you to change sex at will (and though this takes about a week, you're conscious and unhindered for the process). Androgyny and hermaphrodism are options in both cases. Note that ''gender'' identity tends to be less mutable, and that people generally identify as male, female, or neuter regardless of what sexual organs they're wearing at the moment.

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* EasySexChange: Even discounting resleeving in a male or female body, you can use a healing vat to do it (and about a day is sunk into the procedure), or you can get an implant which allows you to change sex at will (and though this takes about a week, you're conscious and unhindered for the process). Androgyny and hermaphrodism are options in both cases. Note that ''gender'' identity tends to be less mutable, and that people generally identify as male, female, or neuter regardless of what sexual organs they're wearing at the moment. Pleasure pods are made to be as mutable as quickly and easily as possible, for sexual purposes, though the fluff states some brinkers use them to encourage gender identity fluidity.



* IgnoranceIsBliss: Averted with Menton morphs- depression is common amongst those who are forced to resleeve from Mentons to less mentally capable morphs, since they can literally ''feel'' how much dumber they are.

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* IgnoranceIsBliss: Averted with Menton morphs- morphs - depression is common amongst those who are forced to resleeve from Mentons to less mentally capable morphs, since they can literally ''feel'' how much dumber they are.



* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: Courtesy of uplifting and animal morphs.

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* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: Courtesy of uplifting and animal morphs. There are a few homebrews for actual [[PantheraAwesome big cat morphs,]] too.



* OurElvesAreDifferent: "Ultimates", a strange philosophy/military/government faction, who all are sleeved in 'Remade' - bodies genemodded to be as genetically perfect as possible, while 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.

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* OurElvesAreDifferent: OurElvesAreDifferent[=/=]SpaceElves: "Ultimates", a strange philosophy/military/government faction, who all are sleeved in 'Remade' - bodies genemodded to be as genetically perfect as possible, while 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 {{Beyond Good and evil.Evil}}.



* PowerPerversionPotential: One of the Psi-Gamma sleights available to PC Asyncs is Mindlink, allowing two people to exchange thoughts, emotions, sensations, and more, and could theoretically cause an emotional or sensory feedback loop under the right (or wrong) circumstances. Using it requires the async to be touching the other person, and would certainly have interesting results given the right value for "touching."

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* PowerPerversionPotential: One of the Psi-Gamma sleights available to PC Asyncs is Mindlink, allowing two people to exchange thoughts, emotions, sensations, and more, and could theoretically cause an emotional or sensory feedback loop under the right (or wrong) circumstances. Using it requires the async to be touching the other person, and would certainly have interesting results given the right value for "touching.""touching".



* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Hypercorps specializing in security like Direct Action and Gorgon Defense Systems. The Ultimates started as one before they branched into the pseudo-ubermensch philosophy, though they still provide mercenary services.

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* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Hypercorps specializing in security like Direct Action and Gorgon Defense Systems. The Ultimates started as one before they branched into the pseudo-ubermensch philosophy, philosophy (it helps their founder was a mercenary himself), though they still provide (and are stereotyped as primarily being for) mercenary services.service.



* RemoteBody: Sometimes, mostly by infomorphs that don't want to be tied down to one body.

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* RemoteBody: Sometimes, mostly by infomorphs that don't want to be tied down to one body. Some fluff also indicates this is for people who don't like the idea of essentially killing themselves to transfer over to a new body.



* ScarsAreForever: Completely averted. As the core book states: "Given modern medical abilities, scars of any sort are purely an affectation."

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* ScarsAreForever: Completely averted. As the core book states: "Given modern medical abilities, scars of any sort are purely an affectation."affectation".



* ScienceFictionKitchenSink: AI! ''Super''-AI! Holograms! Psychic powers! Killer robots! Post-apocalyptic scavenger wastelands! TheGreys (albeit human made, but stil)! Uplifted animals (complete with a [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes group of uplifted primates whose city has a half-buried Statue of Liberty!]]! MiniMecha! {{Eldritch Abomination}}s! Bioware, cybenetics, and augmentations of every level! Hacking! Virtual reality and cyberpunk hacking! Clones! Spaceships of every sort! Ancient alien conspiracies! And so on and so forth.

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* ScienceFictionKitchenSink: AI! ''Super''-AI! Holograms! Psychic powers! Killer robots! Post-apocalyptic scavenger wastelands! TheGreys (albeit human made, but stil)! Uplifted animals (complete with a [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes group of uplifted primates whose city has a half-buried Statue of Liberty!]]! MiniMecha! {{Eldritch Abomination}}s! Bioware, cybenetics, and augmentations of every level! Hacking! Virtual reality and cyberpunk hacking! Clones! Spaceships of every sort! Ancient alien conspiracies! Psychic powers! Psuedo-zombie apocalypses! Robot apocalypses! And so on and so forth.



** One way the Exsurgent virus manifests are [[Creator/DavidLangford "basilisk"]] attacks - images and video tailored to indoctrinate, if not outright kill, people who see it.

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** One way the Exsurgent virus manifests are [[Creator/DavidLangford "basilisk"]] attacks - images and video tailored to indoctrinate, if not outright kill, people who see it.it via making them think thoughts completely alien to their brain.



** In the introduction one character complains that she always gets sleeved in a chain smoker, kind of like Literature/TakeshiKovacs.

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** In the introduction one character complains that she always gets sleeved in a chain smoker, kind of like Literature/TakeshiKovacs. In addition, Cortical Stacks are borrowed from that setting, and only the hyper-rich get to buy functional immortality.



** 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.

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** The anti-Consortium movement on Mars is known as [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars "Barsoomians"]]. This was intentional in universe.in-universe. For bonus points, many members are sleeved in red-skinned Ruster morphs.



** A noted neo-corvid Firewall Sentinel is known as [[TheRaven "Nevermore"]], and her real name happens to be Lenore even.

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** A noted neo-corvid Firewall Sentinel is known as [[TheRaven "Nevermore"]], and her real name happens to be Lenore Lenore, even.



* 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, 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 Exhuman). Later supplements and forum discussions of the authors got better at giving everyone a balanced 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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* 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, the Lunar-[=LaGrange=] Alliance are dismissed as barely-surviving, obsolete Old World governments barely hanging on to a crumbling ledge, ledge too busy living in the past, 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 Exhuman). Later supplements and forum discussions of the authors got better at giving everyone a balanced characterization - making the Planetary Consortium efficient, bigger and more efficient at pumping out new tech, the Jovians powerful a fighting chance by constantly studying other factions' tech to exploit weaknesses, weaknesses (as well as willing to use said tech when the situation calls for it), 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:



* TalkAboutTheWeather: Amusingly, even though the local climate is computer-regulated, this topic still exists in space habitats due to force of habit.

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* TalkAboutTheWeather: Amusingly, even though the local climate is computer-regulated, this topic still exists in space habitats habitats, due to force of habit.
13th May '16 5:30:05 PM mrsaturn
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** Gets a bit silly when you remember that the setting's only ten years after the fall, and it's next to impossible for anyone to be over a century old given the timeline (an age that many modern, non-trans humans have no trouble with).

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** Gets a bit silly when you remember Given that the setting's setting is only ten years after the fall, and it's next to impossible for anyone to be over a century old given the timeline (an age timeline, most characters with that many modern, non-trans humans trait would either be alive today, or have no trouble with).spent several [[YearInsideHourOutside relative]] decades inside accelerated simulspace.
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