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 26 Parable, Sat, 22nd Sep '12 12:10:17 PM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Oh yeah. I remember that show. It was cool.

I can see it now. The normal people would call it the Synthoid Revolt, or the Sythoid Uprising!
You give me joy, You give me hope, You give me love that doesn't change
 27 Sanojutsu, Sat, 22nd Sep '12 12:35:35 PM from A dead temple Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Norwegian Wood
Light as a blade of grass
Yeah... the day that Skyne... Ok sorry wrong universe, though there could be a rouge synth that sparks the war on, maybe he is still alive!
Might never, could never, should never, words of fools, liars, and drunks.

Perpetually Disappointed
[up][up]I'm half tempted to play a human character just so I could be like:

"You know, you guys could have spoken up at any point. Like protest, million andriod march or something. You don't have to solve every problem with murder. We sort of honestly thought you guys were cool with everything."
Mé féin ag daṁsa faoin ngealaċ seanrince gan ċeol leis ach ceol cuisle: Is mé féin go huaigneaċ- an seanuaigneaċ
 29 Parable, Sun, 23rd Sep '12 12:16:51 PM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Shoulda cloned Martin Luther King Jr.
You give me joy, You give me hope, You give me love that doesn't change
Discovering this now, this could be good. Would playing a human and a clone be allowed? I have an idea if so:

A human (I'm thinking young teen) boy and a friend clone, bought by his parents when he was fairly young to keep him entertained. It/she doesn't really fit his definition of "entertaining", but he eventually grows fond of it/her. When the uprising occurs, people are aware of the friend clone and try to destroy it, but the boy tries to protect it and a mob of humans turns on him. The friend clone is left untouched, but the boy almost dies, and is only saved by emergency use of cybernetics, integrated into him by a specialist hired by his parents in paranoia that one of them could one day need cybernetics for such a case. Why they would be on the colony, I can't really think of a good reason.

 31 Kayeka, Sun, 23rd Sep '12 1:58:02 PM from Amsterdam Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
[up]How about "Their rare relationship could serve as an example to all. We should bring them to encourage friendliness between the two..." species? Peoples? Eh whatever. It's a bit of a stretch, but you got to work with something. (Also, your username amuses me in this context)

Dang, we got too many good guys here. We need some brooders to make sure the peace talks won't be all sunshine and rainbows. we need a shell-chocked veteran of sorts. Someone who has been in the war, still resents the synth/humans (depending on which side he/she is) and brought along as security officer or something.

More than that, we need more people period. So far, we only got three characters and two players, and all of them playing on the human "side". We need someone that can play on the synth side of things.

edited 23rd Sep '12 1:58:41 PM by Kayeka

Friend code for fun, profit, and smash: 0130-1781-6865
 32 Sanojutsu, Sun, 23rd Sep '12 2:06:57 PM from A dead temple Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Norwegian Wood
Light as a blade of grass
I can play said Synth, a member of the original revolt that is still around to the day
Might never, could never, should never, words of fools, liars, and drunks.

Perpetually Disappointed
I'm looking at the Synth side and my play style tends towards the darker edge.

Personally I was thinking of playing a particularly paranoid Synth, possibly cloned from a model that served in the great war [repeatedly], inspired vaguely by Catch-22.

The part of me that wants to play a Human would be a defector to the synth side who doesn't really give a crap and was kept around because of a combination of that and that he knew how to do useful things.

edited 23rd Sep '12 2:07:27 PM by Fauxlosophe

Mé féin ag daṁsa faoin ngealaċ seanrince gan ċeol leis ach ceol cuisle: Is mé féin go huaigneaċ- an seanuaigneaċ
 34 Kayeka, Sun, 23rd Sep '12 2:39:48 PM from Amsterdam Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Ok, good, now we're cooking. Now we just need a few less morally ambiguous people on the Synth side of the fence*, and we might get things done, if the GM can throw us a few creative NP Cs to interact with.

Oh, right, I said I'd be coming up with one of those. Better get back on that.

In the meantime, we need more details on the world! Like, where do little synths come from? How long does it take to produce one? Is a completed synth fully formed, or do they go through an accelerated growth process*?

Just how different are the synth from natural humans? Like, say, if a girl falls in love with a synth without knowing, what would tip her off if he never tells her*? How long do synth live?

Can a synth's personality drastically deviate from their brothers/sisters?* How well do synth adapt to jobs they were not originally created for, like leadership or other jobs that no one would ever entrust a 'fake'? Can synth learn things in the same way as humans?

How long does it take to get from earth to the spacestation? How long from the synth worlds? How 'hard' is the science fiction level? Does the synth world have a name? What does current-day earth look like? Did the population double? Are there still rainforests? Are wild animals something children know about only from picture books? Or did they fix global warming and it's all Spires and Togas? Do books still exist? Are there still individual nations, or did the whole world unify under a single banner? Is life on the colonies any different from life on earth?

...I sure hope I didn't break the GM with this.

Oh, one last thing Id like to say on the whole "Only limited amount of different synth models" thing. Assuming that the synth are numerous enough, you can literally have hundreds of models, and still have truckloads of people looking perfectly identical. There is very little need to limit it to ten or so.

Oh, hey, another question: can synth develop their own new strains?

edited 23rd Sep '12 2:45:31 PM by Kayeka

Friend code for fun, profit, and smash: 0130-1781-6865
 35 Parable, Sun, 23rd Sep '12 4:11:54 PM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Like, where do little synths come from? How long does it take to produce one? Is a completed synth fully formed, or do they go through an accelerated growth process?

Giant vats. Good question, though I think an accelerated development would be in order. Fully formed.

Just how different are the synth from natural humans? Like, say, if a girl falls in love with a synth without knowing, what would tip her off if he never tells her? How long do synth live?

They are all sterile, for one. He won't age, while she will. An older model is more likely to respond submissively since it was conditioned into him. As for age, I'm thinking somewhere around 30 years, though I'm open to other suggestions.

Can a synth's personality drastically deviate from their brothers/sisters?

Yes. Though they were designed and conditioned - so in a sense: born- for certain characteristics, naturally time and outside factors influence how they develop afterwards. I think I said in the OP; what personality they outwardly showed to humans didn't necessarily match what they were feeling on the inside.

How well do synth adapt to jobs they were not originally created for, like leadership or other jobs that no one would ever entrust a 'fake'?

On the job training! While no one was produced with "Leader" in mind, some characteristic naturally lend themselves to leadership qualities, or were just unexpectedly developed naturally in individual Synths. One of the leaders of the revolt was a Teacher model, handling lots of people was something he was designed for.

Can synth learn things in the same way as humans?

Yes.

How long does it take to get from earth to the spacestation?

About six months, assuming the orbits are at their closest.

How long from the synth worlds?

Less time.

How 'hard' is the science fiction level?

On a scale of 1 to 5? Ignoring any implausibilities in the premise itself, probably 4.

Does the synth world have a name?

Look up names of moons and dwarf planets from the asteroid belt onwards.

What does current-day earth look like? Did the population double? Are there still rainforests? Are wild animals something children know about only from picture books? Or did they fix global warming and it's all Spires and Togas? Do books still exist?[[/quoteblocks]]

I'm open to ideas!

[[quoteblock]]Are there still individual nations, or did the whole world unify under a single banner? Is life on the colonies any different from life on earth?

Yes, there are individual nations. Might not be the ones we recognize though. For some reason, I kept imagining a country that was made up of nations or parts of nations that bordered the Pacific Ocean. I call it, the Pan-Pacific Union.cool

Again, open to idea here.

Life on Mars and the Moon is probably spent inside giant dome cities. Space colonies obviously have limited space and need regular upkeep. People settling Venus probably have a lot of different and special needs to deal with how hot that planet is.

...I sure hope I didn't break the GM with this.

Nothing some duct tape can't fix.

Oh, one last thing Id like to say on the whole "Only limited amount of different synth models" thing. Assuming that the synth are numerous enough, you can literally have hundreds of models, and still have truckloads of people looking perfectly identical. There is very little need to limit it to ten or so.

That's why I wanted people to think up new ones. I never objected to different looking models, I just wanted them to be clear what this clone's purpose was and to know that there would be a lot of look alikes potentially running around.

Like from earlier. Its easy to see that there were at least two types of teacher models. One for teaching older people, and one for teaching elementary school.

Oh, hey, another question: can synth develop their own new strains?

No. This is something they are still arguing with the Earth nations over. They have the facilities to recreate themselves, but lack either the knowledge of tech to design new ones. Who knows, maybe they have some moral objection to making new ones.

edited 23rd Sep '12 4:12:39 PM by Parable

You give me joy, You give me hope, You give me love that doesn't change
Perpetually Disappointed
Do Synths dream of cloned sheep?

edited 23rd Sep '12 4:15:19 PM by Fauxlosophe

Mé féin ag daṁsa faoin ngealaċ seanrince gan ċeol leis ach ceol cuisle: Is mé féin go huaigneaċ- an seanuaigneaċ
 37 Parable, Mon, 24th Sep '12 4:08:15 PM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
One Dolly jumping over the fence, two Dolly jumping over the fence, three Dolly jumping over the fence...

World so Far:

Unnamed Space Colony: Space colony on edge of the solar system. Recently built for large scale mining operations in the Kuiper Belt. Also houses the people building the first interstellar ship, their families, and whoever else tagged along. Main place of RP.

Unnamed Synthoid Nation: The recently established nation consisting largely of the genetically engineered workers from the inner worlds. Main population centers are on Ceres, the moons of Jupiter, and Titan.

Earth:

  • The Pan-Pacific Union: A global superpower consisting of land bordering the Pacific Ocean. Areas such as large parts of Oceania, Latin America, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Hawaii and California are part of the Union. in space they control a large part of the moon and have colonies in orbit. They are the only ones with a colony in the outer solar system.

  • Others: ????

Moon: ????

Mars: ????

Others: ????

Synthoid Models So Far:

Standard Model: The oldest models. Appearing about twenty, they are general use clones for anything from office work to gardening. While more specialized synthoids have reduced their role in life, they are still by far the most common clones. This model has gone through several different generations, each with two different male and two different female version.

Teachers: The teacher model come preprogrammed with vast knowledge. Their primary duty was to instruct young minds and tutor those who need it. Teachers came in two different sub-models; one for teaching grade schoolers, and another for lecturing more advance students. These models were noted as one of the least likely to rebel but those that did fought with unusual vigor.

Teacher, Sub-model #1

Housekeeper: Appearing as women in their mid thirties, the housekeeper is made for cleaning and running errands. These models are naturally quiet. Seen but not heard.

Laborer: The go-to model for manual labor. Large males designed for strength and durability. Despite the stereotype, they are no less intelligent than any other model.

Friend: Synthoids designed to care for and play with children. Appearing as thirteen year old girls, they are programmed to be energetic and lively to keep young ones entertained. Two generations with one version each were engineered. Like the Teacher Model, they were the synthoids noted for being the least likely to harm the humans close to them. Also like the Teachers, once they did, they were unusually savage in ways that disturbed even their fellow rebels.

Friend Model, First Generation

Performer: Performers were designed to serve as dancers, singers, and all round stage performers. Often bought in bulk to serve as back-up dancers for real performers.

edited 24th Sep '12 4:09:08 PM by Parable

You give me joy, You give me hope, You give me love that doesn't change
Perpetually Disappointed
No love for British Columbia?
Mé féin ag daṁsa faoin ngealaċ seanrince gan ċeol leis ach ceol cuisle: Is mé féin go huaigneaċ- an seanuaigneaċ
Stupid Man Suit Wearer
So far, Synths have seen use as Teachers, Laborers, Friends, etc.

Let's turn to the seedier side of things for a moment. Someone in the outer colonies, we'll call him "Don", far away from the law might have enough resources to get his own vats. Maybe he got two kinds of vats: One for Laborers and one for Housekeepers. Let's say they also have enough resources to hire someone who can reprogram the vats to implant different abilites into the Synths they produce. Suddenly, you don't have Laborers, but Bodyguards, Enforcers, Pit Fighters, and Hitmen. And instead of making vanilla Housekeepers you have Ninja Maids, Assassins, and Consorts.

What would motivate someone to do that, you might ask? Money, of course. And a little bit of spite. He's been through the revolution, he knows what Synths are capable of. He doesn't see them as people, he sees them as tools. You know, the way they were intended to be. How quickly people forget. If a gun goes off in your hand and takes your foot off, do you stop using guns? No, you replace your foot with a synthetic one and learn to handle guns better.

Same with Synths.

(I will not likely be playing a natural human like this, but maybe a Synth in this vein.)

(As an aside, this is basically the premise of Bullet Run. The players are clones designed specifically for shooting each other to entertain the masses.)

edited 25th Sep '12 6:17:55 AM by KarlKadaver

Give the world the best you have and you will get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.
 40 Parable, Wed, 26th Sep '12 7:32:17 PM from California Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Its like our evil militia/mafia!
You give me joy, You give me hope, You give me love that doesn't change
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