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24th Apr '17 1:25:50 PM Paireon
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** A potentially much, much worse case happened recently on the former myth parallel once designated Oppenheim: Once a WWI-era world

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** A potentially much, much worse case happened recently on the former myth parallel once designated Oppenheim: Once a WWI-era an Edwardian/WWI-era world with some myth parallel elements,



* WeAREStrugglingTogether: Possibly Infinity's greatest handicap in its parachronic operations (especially compared to the mostly unified front Centrum presents) is that a LOT of Homeline's various governments, corporations, NGOs, and even criminal groups have access to parachronic tech (legally or otherwise) and use it to push their often wildly conflicting agendas across the parallel worlds. Consequently, a lot of their ressources are tied up monitoring, policing and otherwise cat-herding all these groups.

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* WeAREStrugglingTogether: Possibly Infinity's greatest handicap in its parachronic operations (especially compared to the mostly unified front Centrum presents) is that a LOT of Homeline's various governments, corporations, NGOs, [=NGOs=], and even criminal groups have access to parachronic tech (legally or otherwise) and use it to push their often wildly conflicting agendas across the parallel worlds. Consequently, a lot of their ressources are tied up monitoring, policing and otherwise cat-herding all these groups.groups.
** The Cabal is another example, as it's basically made of several different groups of supernaturals and magic-users with often widely divergent goals and philosophies. To its more technologically-inclined rivals Infinity and Centrum, this doesn't make it any less threatening, though, as this (among other things) makes it the biggest WildCard of the setting.
15th Apr '17 2:18:19 PM nombretomado
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** In a more general sense, just about every other GURPS setting has a corresponding world mentioned in the book. Including the licensed ones (yes, Infinity agents can visit Literature/{{Discworld}}, [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Hyboria]] and WitchWorld). From a meta perspective, the ''Infinite Worlds'' setting basically exists to facilitate {{Massive Multiplayer Crossover}}s.

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** In a more general sense, just about every other GURPS setting has a corresponding world mentioned in the book. Including the licensed ones (yes, Infinity agents can visit Literature/{{Discworld}}, [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Hyboria]] and WitchWorld).Literature/WitchWorld). From a meta perspective, the ''Infinite Worlds'' setting basically exists to facilitate {{Massive Multiplayer Crossover}}s.
13th Apr '17 1:56:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** GenreSavvy: Both Homeline and Centrum have basically the same reaction to parallels with ongoing {{Zombie Apocalypse}}s or are discovered to exist within a CosmicHorrorStory universe: Quarantine and high-level ban on ever going there except for the most crucial missions.
24th Mar '17 1:07:05 PM Paireon
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** Most horrifying of all possibilities is Shikaku-mon. A dark {{Cyberpunk}} world, over half of which is ruled by a victorious UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan, it would be a likely threat to Homeline for that alone. What makes it worse, though, is that parachronic projectors may work on that worldline, meaning that [[ParanoiaFuel if they develop parachronic technology, they can reach Homeline]]. Also, the existence of Shikaku-mon is ''not'' a secret on Homeline, so it may be only a matter of time before the {{Masquerade}} breaks on this world as well. Sweet dreams!

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** Most horrifying of all possibilities is Shikaku-mon. A dark dark, overpopulated {{Cyberpunk}} world, world where democracy never happened, over half of which is ruled by a victorious UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan, an UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan that christianized and modernized early on, it would be a likely threat to Homeline for that alone. What makes it worse, though, is that parachronic projectors may work on that worldline, meaning that [[ParanoiaFuel if they develop parachronic technology, they can reach Homeline]]. Also, the existence of Shikaku-mon is ''not'' a secret on Homeline, so it may be only a matter of time before the {{Masquerade}} breaks on this world as well. Sweet dreams!dreams!
** The ''Worlds of Horror'' supplement introduces another Sleeping Giant that is potentially far, '''''far''''' worse: Taft-1. Both Infinity and Centrum think that the point of divergence is Truman's early death and the election of Robert A. Taft in 1948. It's not.



* ForScience: Apart from the Gernsback parallel, which plays this straight (if mostly benevolently), there's an interesting variation with the Cabal.

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* ForScience: Apart from the Gernsback parallel, which plays this straight (if mostly benevolently), there's an interesting variation with the Cabal.Cabal (For Magic!).


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** A potentially much, much worse case happened recently on the former myth parallel once designated Oppenheim: Once a WWI-era world
** GenreSavvy: Both Homeline and Centrum have basically the same reaction to parallels with ongoing {{Zombie Apocalypse}}s or are discovered to exist within a CosmicHorrorStory universe: Quarantine and high-level ban on ever going there except for the most crucial missions.


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** Par for the course to have a bunch, really. It's even possible to meet your own alternate-universe self, who likely as not can have a very different life experience.


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* TheThemeParkVersion: Deliberately invoked by Johnson's Rome, where Johnson Crosstime Inc. has all but bought out the local Roman Empire, and then gleefully pumped up the "fun parts" of the already pervasive decadence it was riddled by (fortunately for the locals, Johnson is both practical and modern in his outlook, so he's also arranged for a gradual phasing-out of the more unsavory aspects


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* WeAREStrugglingTogether: Possibly Infinity's greatest handicap in its parachronic operations (especially compared to the mostly unified front Centrum presents) is that a LOT of Homeline's various governments, corporations, NGOs, and even criminal groups have access to parachronic tech (legally or otherwise) and use it to push their often wildly conflicting agendas across the parallel worlds. Consequently, a lot of their ressources are tied up monitoring, policing and otherwise cat-herding all these groups.
22nd Mar '17 12:20:10 PM Paireon
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** A more classical example is Burton, an anachronistic myth parallel that exists in a StableTimeLoop that coincides with the reign of Caliph Harun al-Rashid.

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** A more classical example is Burton, an anachronistic myth parallel that exists in a StableTimeLoop that coincides with the reign of Caliph Harun al-Rashid.al-Rashid where the folktales are true.



** Merlin's another partially-awakened giant: a world with technology equal to that of our own Earth, but with access to advanced {{Magitek}} as well. A blunder with Gate magic and Infinity's response to it made America's CIA aware of parachronics, and they've started spying on Homeline back (though Homeline is as of yet unaware of this); however, they are not necessarily hostile. More worrisome, the Condor Group Nazis in control of Argentina have made an alliance with Reich-5's Armanen.

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** Merlin's another partially-awakened giant: a world with technology equal to that of our own Earth, but with access to advanced {{Magitek}} as well.well (in fact, the world of the ''GURPS: Technomancer'' supplement). A blunder with Gate magic and Infinity's response to it made America's CIA aware of parachronics, and they've started spying on Homeline back (though Homeline is as of yet unaware of this); however, they are not necessarily hostile. More worrisome, [[ArgentinaIsNaziland the Condor Group Nazis in control of Argentina Argentina]] have made an alliance with Reich-5's Armanen.



* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: Neither Infinity nor Centrum quite view people from other worldlines as real people. Among other things, it notes that some filmmakers have taken to filming real battles on other worldlines with thousands of people dying to use as footage in their historical epics.

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* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: Neither Infinity nor Centrum quite view people from other worldlines as real people. Among other things, it notes that some Homeline filmmakers have taken to filming real battles on other worldlines with thousands of people dying to use as footage in their historical epics.
22nd Jan '17 6:32:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* WeirdnessMagnet: Worlds in which Robert A. Taft is/was president have either magic, an artificial spacecraft of unknown origin in orbit around Saturn or a peculiar sterilizing radiation whose source is heavily implied to be ''[[CthulhuMythos Azathoth]]''.

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* WeirdnessMagnet: Worlds in which Robert A. Taft is/was president have either magic, an artificial spacecraft of unknown origin in orbit around Saturn or a peculiar sterilizing radiation whose source is heavily implied to be ''[[CthulhuMythos ''[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Azathoth]]''.
16th Jan '17 12:20:05 PM Morgenthaler
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** Most horrifying of all possibilities is Shikaku-mon. A dark {{Cyberpunk}} world, over half of which is ruled by a victorious ImperialJapan, it would be a likely threat to Homeline for that alone. What makes it worse, though, is that parachronic projectors may work on that worldline, meaning that [[ParanoiaFuel if they develop parachronic technology, they can reach Homeline]]. Also, the existence of Shikaku-mon is ''not'' a secret on Homeline, so it may be only a matter of time before the {{Masquerade}} breaks on this world as well. Sweet dreams!

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** Most horrifying of all possibilities is Shikaku-mon. A dark {{Cyberpunk}} world, over half of which is ruled by a victorious ImperialJapan, UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan, it would be a likely threat to Homeline for that alone. What makes it worse, though, is that parachronic projectors may work on that worldline, meaning that [[ParanoiaFuel if they develop parachronic technology, they can reach Homeline]]. Also, the existence of Shikaku-mon is ''not'' a secret on Homeline, so it may be only a matter of time before the {{Masquerade}} breaks on this world as well. Sweet dreams!
16th Dec '16 5:10:42 PM Xtifr
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Something that looks like TimeTravel combined with [[AlternateReality alternative world]] hopping. '''GURPS: Infinite Worlds''' is the default TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} 4th edition setting, loosely inspired by Creator/HBeamPiper's "Literature/{{Paratime}}" novels. The successor to the Third Edition sourcebook ''GURPS Time Travel'' and its supplement ''TabletopGame/GURPSAlternateEarths''.

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Something that looks like TimeTravel combined with [[AlternateReality alternative world]] hopping. '''GURPS: ''GURPS: Infinite Worlds''' Worlds'' is the default TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} 4th edition setting, loosely inspired by Creator/HBeamPiper's "Literature/{{Paratime}}" novels. The successor to the Third Edition sourcebook ''GURPS Time Travel'' and its supplement ''TabletopGame/GURPSAlternateEarths''.
5th Dec '16 8:50:17 AM Ramidel
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* {{Demonization}}: A literal example in Azoth-7. When the Spanish Inquisition unexpectedly managed to summon Spain's tutelary angel to prevent an English invasion, the English accused them of making a pact with [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Samael]] instead. This is ''probably'' not true.
29th Nov '16 7:40:38 PM nombretomado
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** In a more general sense, just about every other GURPS setting has a corresponding world mentioned in the book. Including the licensed ones (yes, Infinity agents can visit Literature/{{Discworld}}, [[ConanTheBarbarian Hyboria]] and WitchWorld). From a meta perspective, the ''Infinite Worlds'' setting basically exists to facilitate {{Massive Multiplayer Crossover}}s.

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** In a more general sense, just about every other GURPS setting has a corresponding world mentioned in the book. Including the licensed ones (yes, Infinity agents can visit Literature/{{Discworld}}, [[ConanTheBarbarian [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Hyboria]] and WitchWorld). From a meta perspective, the ''Infinite Worlds'' setting basically exists to facilitate {{Massive Multiplayer Crossover}}s.
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