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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Paradox War from the early 22nd century, where part of the Heart of Volent's energy was used. The "paradox radiation" thus liberated is the source of many mutants and strange phenomena, and -- it is implied -- the power of [[PsychicPowers Paradoxing]].

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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Paradox War from the early 22nd century, where part of the Heart of Volent's energy was used. The "paradox radiation" thus liberated is the source of many mutants and strange phenomena, and -- it is implied -- the power of [[PsychicPowers Paradoxing]]. It's also said to have aggravated Earth's state.


A {{Gamebook}} by Dave Morris, the creator of ''Literature/TheFabledLands'', ''Heart of Ice'' is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic 2300]] where the world has been ruined by climate change caused by the [[AIIsACrapshoot insane supercomputer network]] GAIA. The player is a slightly extraordinary survivor in this world who receives a mysterious message from Gaia, revealing the existence of the Heart of Volent, [[MineralMacGuffin a meteorite]] that can grant the user [[AGodAmI ultimate power over their surroundings]]. A part of the now out of print ''Literature/VirtualReality'' gamebook series, it has since been re-released. It was available for free at Dave's blog, but has since been removed pending an updated digital re-release.

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A {{Gamebook}} by Dave Morris, the creator of ''Literature/TheFabledLands'', ''Heart of Ice'' is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic 2300]] where the world has been ruined by climate change caused by the [[AIIsACrapshoot insane supercomputer network]] GAIA. The player is a slightly extraordinary survivor in this world who receives a mysterious message from Gaia, revealing the existence of the Heart of Volent, [[MineralMacGuffin a meteorite]] that can grant the user [[AGodAmI ultimate power over their surroundings]]. A part of the now out of print out-of-print ''Literature/VirtualReality'' gamebook series, it has since been re-released. It was available for free at Dave's blog, but has since been removed pending an updated digital re-release.


A [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure Gamebook]] by Dave Morris, the creator of ''Literature/TheFabledLands'', ''Heart of Ice'' is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic 2300]] where the world has been ruined by climate change caused by the [[AIIsACrapshoot insane supercomputer network]] GAIA. The player is a slightly extraordinary survivor in this world who receives a mysterious message from Gaia, revealing the existence of the Heart of Volent, [[MineralMacGuffin a meteorite]] that can grant the user [[AGodAmI ultimate power over their surroundings]]. A part of the now out of print ''Literature/VirtualReality'' gamebook series, it has since been re-released. It was available for free at Dave's blog, but has since been removed pending an updated digital re-release.

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A [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure Gamebook]] {{Gamebook}} by Dave Morris, the creator of ''Literature/TheFabledLands'', ''Heart of Ice'' is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic 2300]] where the world has been ruined by climate change caused by the [[AIIsACrapshoot insane supercomputer network]] GAIA. The player is a slightly extraordinary survivor in this world who receives a mysterious message from Gaia, revealing the existence of the Heart of Volent, [[MineralMacGuffin a meteorite]] that can grant the user [[AGodAmI ultimate power over their surroundings]]. A part of the now out of print ''Literature/VirtualReality'' gamebook series, it has since been re-released. It was available for free at Dave's blog, but has since been removed pending an updated digital re-release.re-release.



!!''Heart of Ice'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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A {{Gamebook}} by Dave Morris, the creator of ''Literature/TheFabledLands'', ''Heart of Ice'' is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic 2300]] where the world has been ruined by climate change caused by the [[AIIsACrapshoot insane supercomputer network]] GAIA. The player is a slightly extraordinary survivor in this world who receives a mysterious message from Gaia, revealing the existence of the Heart of Volent, [[MineralMacGuffin a meteorite]] that can grant the user [[AGodAmI ultimate power over their surroundings]]. A part of the now out of print ''Literature/VirtualReality'' gamebook series, it has since been re-released. It was available for free at Dave's blog, but has since been removed pending an updated digital re-release.

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A {{Gamebook}} [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure Gamebook]] by Dave Morris, the creator of ''Literature/TheFabledLands'', ''Heart of Ice'' is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic 2300]] where the world has been ruined by climate change caused by the [[AIIsACrapshoot insane supercomputer network]] GAIA. The player is a slightly extraordinary survivor in this world who receives a mysterious message from Gaia, revealing the existence of the Heart of Volent, [[MineralMacGuffin a meteorite]] that can grant the user [[AGodAmI ultimate power over their surroundings]]. A part of the now out of print ''Literature/VirtualReality'' gamebook series, it has since been re-released. It was available for free at Dave's blog, but has since been removed pending an updated digital re-release.


* NobleDemon: Vajra Singh has a MightMakesRight mentality, but also makes a point of [[IgGaveMyWord keeping his word]] and follows a strict code of honour.

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* NobleDemon: Vajra Singh has a MightMakesRight mentality, but also makes a point of [[IgGaveMyWord [[IGaveMyWord keeping his word]] and follows a strict code of honour.


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* NoSell: If you have PsychicPowers and try to use them on the Baron -- the most powerful psychic in the world -- you will invariably fail, sometimes in a humiliating way.
** The only exception is [[spoiler:when the Baron's body is destroyed in an explosion and [[BodyHorror his disembodied brain tries to possess you]]]]. Even so, you can only make it if your character's psychic abilities are maxed out, and [[spoiler:you don't defeat the brain yourself, merely stall it until it runs out of oxygen]].

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* NobleDemon: Vajra Singh has a MightMakesRight mentality, but also makes a point of [[IgGaveMyWord keeping his word]] and follows a strict code of honour.


* ScienceFantasy: ''Most'' of the stuff in the game is science fiction and has at least some technological trappings to it (mutated monsters, robot soldiers, PsychicPowers as a mutation), but it tends to be portrayed in a somewhat mythical way nonetheless (such as [[spoiler:the beam phantom, a life-devouring ghost created by a teleport accident]]), and [[spoiler:there's also an honest-to-God ''[[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]'' at one point with no such explanation]].

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* ScienceFantasy: ''Most'' of the stuff in the game is science fiction and has at least some technological trappings to it (mutated monsters, robot soldiers, PsychicPowers as a mutation), but it tends to be portrayed in a somewhat mythical way nonetheless (such as (Malengin's retroviral "potions" and [[spoiler:the beam phantom, a life-devouring ghost created by a teleport accident]]), and [[spoiler:there's also an honest-to-God ''[[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]'' at one point with no such explanation]].


** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] with Gilgamesh, which is unique ''bacause'' it's the prototype for a project that was abandoned before completion.

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** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] with Gilgamesh, which is unique ''bacause'' ''because'' it's the prototype for a project that was abandoned before completion.



* PsychicPowers: ESP and Paradoxing.

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* PsychicPowers: ESP and Paradoxing. ESP allows to [[{{Telepathy}} read and sense other minds]]; Paradoxing includes limited RealityWarping, [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] and {{Clairvoyance}}, but it's stated to be less reliable.


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* MultipleEndings: As can be expected from a gamebook. Unusually for a ''Virtual Reality'' book, however, there are multiple good (or at least [[BittersweetEnding successful]]) endings, as opposed to a single good ending and many bad ones.

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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: GAIA's creator died as he was working to fix her, and apparently there were no notes for anyone else to take pick up his work where he left it. [[spoiler:{{Downplayed}} in that "Little Gaia" prototypes do exist, but they're for personal use only and cannot substitute the original]].
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] with Gilgamesh, which is unique ''bacause'' it's the prototype for a project that was abandoned before completion.


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* RestartTheWorld: [[spoiler:The Heart of Volent will erase the Universe to create a new one. Baron Siriasis knows this and is perfectly willing to do it.]]


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* TitleDrop: You can have a conversation with Gaunt, who will say that "to seize true power, a man must have a heart of ice".

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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Paradox War from the early 22nd century, where part of the Heart of Volent's energy was used. The "paradox radiation" thus liberated is the source of many mutants and strange phenomena, and -- it is implied -- the power of [[PsychicPowers Paradoxing]].

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* {{Mutants}}: Wild areas host many mutant animals, some modified to the point their original species is no longer recognizable. There is also a "Mutant" character archetype with PsychicPowers. These mutations are implied to be caused by "paradox radiation" from the Heart of Volent.


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* SuperSoldier: The Gargan Sisters are bred for increased strenght and durability. Oddly enough, they were created for mining and then repurposed.


A {{Gamebook}} by Dave Morris, the creator of ''Literature/TheFabledLands'', '''''Heart of Ice''''' is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic 2300]] where the world has been ruined by climate change caused by the [[AIIsACrapshoot insane supercomputer network]] GAIA. The player is a slightly extraordinary survivor in this world who receives a mysterious message from Gaia, revealing the existence of the Heart of Volent, [[MineralMacGuffin a meteorite]] that can grant the user [[AGodAmI ultimate power over their surroundings]]. A part of the now out of print ''Literature/VirtualReality'' gamebook series, it has since been re-released. It was available for free at Dave's blog, but has since been removed pending an updated digital re-release.

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A {{Gamebook}} by Dave Morris, the creator of ''Literature/TheFabledLands'', '''''Heart ''Heart of Ice''''' Ice'' is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic 2300]] where the world has been ruined by climate change caused by the [[AIIsACrapshoot insane supercomputer network]] GAIA. The player is a slightly extraordinary survivor in this world who receives a mysterious message from Gaia, revealing the existence of the Heart of Volent, [[MineralMacGuffin a meteorite]] that can grant the user [[AGodAmI ultimate power over their surroundings]]. A part of the now out of print ''Literature/VirtualReality'' gamebook series, it has since been re-released. It was available for free at Dave's blog, but has since been removed pending an updated digital re-release.


* {{Badass}}: Most of the characters at Du-En are unambiguously Badass; the only one who definitively does ''not'' qualify is Janus Gaunt, an intellectual {{Necromancer}} who relies on his minions for manpower.


* CrazyPrepared: Chaim doesn't just have a crossbow. He's got a Barysal gun, smoke grenades, knives, poison needles and other tools. He's got something for everyone including the Gargan Sisters.

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* CrazyPrepared: Chaim doesn't just have a crossbow. He's got a Barysal barysal gun, smoke grenades, knives, poison needles and other tools. He's got something for everyone including the Gargan Sisters.sisters.

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