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The Threat of Sugar
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Murometz's comment on 2014-10-22 08:11 PM
I have fun trying to understand this. Nicely written. Droll and dry and clever, and all that. Go to Comment
The Threat of Sugar
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valadaar's comment on 2014-10-20 01:15 PM
Sweet use of the media. Modern. New. This is cool.

What exactly is EP? Go to Comment
The Threat of Sugar
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Aramax's comment on 2014-10-27 08:15 AM
4.5 for artistry Go to Comment
The Threat of Sugar
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MysticMoon's comment on 2014-10-17 02:26 PM
Eclipse Phase FTW! I love it. Still hoping to play that game at some point, but this is a nice taste. Go to Comment
The Threat of Sugar
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2014-10-16 06:22 PM
Hey guys I just found this forum thread, it’s got the latest track.

Uugh, I’ll be honest I’ve wasted way too much time reading through threads on Sugar trying to come up with something but I think L1v3tehB347 is right. The best I’ve got is that this all started with the twins Pali mentioned. There was a lot of death in the Futura project so I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them lost their body and the two tried to live in the same morph and ended up merging egos. It would explain why they refer to themselves in the plural and the gender fluidity. They did what the Lost generation was meant to do: they thrived. They started making their music which attracted their async brothers and sisters to them. Spread asyncs throughout a crowd like at a rave and they can amplify the psychic waves Sugar is laying down and turn it into sort of an anarchist hive mind. They’re not dumb though, like lovelylemonlimes pointed out being so high profile is super dangerous for an async which is why they are so interested in giving this persona its own life as a symbol of anarchist freedom. That way if they get caught they can either deny it or have someone else take up the mantle.

Who do you think Sugar is, if you even think Sugar is real and not a collective delusion? Go to Comment
The Threat of Sugar
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2014-10-17 05:13 PM
I know, the links are sort of cheating. As I told MM in chat, I had a fantasy version of this character that just wasn't coming together so I scrapped it and put it in EP. It has worked out much better.

Yes the errors were intentional. I actually had to go back and add some more in to make certain people seem more consistent in style.

I'm glad people are actually getting the whole forum-post thing. I feel like it's appropriate for the setting. A lot of the fluff in EP is actually delivered in e-mails between people all of whom have a distinct voice. Go to Comment
The Threat of Sugar
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2014-10-20 02:38 PM
Eclipse Phase, it's both a setting and a system. It's all OGL so most of the links go to the wiki which explain some things. Go to Comment
The Threat of Sugar
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Longspeak's comment on 2014-10-17 03:27 PM
I think this is well done. It presents an interesting idea in an equally interesting way, leaving a lot of leeway for a GM to fit this into his own work. It has a sweet (pun intended) "Stand Alone Complex" vibe I can see fitting in to any story set in a less-than-perfect future - which is all of them really.

The block quotes make the individual posts seem more forum-like, too.

There are a few typos, but they actually work perfectly here, because they're all in forum posts. Those are always riddled with errors. I'm not sure of you did it on purpose or not, but don't correct them. :P

My only beef is all the extra reading I had to do on the Eclipse Phase site. :P Go to Comment
PrimaryAssociateProfiles.tex
NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)
Strolen's comment on 2014-09-01 12:49 PM
fuzzyfuzzyclickclack

Some of the names were very fun!

Awesome list that I can see holds a lot of thought! Plenty of possible plot points and teasers, relationships. I like all the little details that you can't help but wonder about. Fascinating list! Go to Comment
PrimaryAssociateProfiles.tex
NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)
Dozus's comment on 2014-08-29 10:13 AM
You condense a lot into this handy list. I like the stories hinted at in the "Favors." Go to Comment
PrimaryAssociateProfiles.tex
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Murometz's comment on 2014-10-15 05:22 PM
The formatting here is awesome, aside from the tantalizing world info presented via these npc capsules. Terrific! More! Go to Comment
PrimaryAssociateProfiles.tex
NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)
valadaar's comment on 2014-08-29 07:31 AM
A nice assortment of characters - I love the hints at your game world these folks bring. Seems they would also fit well in Scras's Cosmic Era - it has a similar vibe.

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PrimaryAssociateProfiles.tex
NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2014-08-28 02:54 PM
This is the file a particular person keeps on all of her 'associates'; the people she frequently calls on for favors and who call on her for favors. They fall into a nebulous area between NPC and cohort.

Minor elements of this sub are based on the eclipse phase setting. Here are some phrases that may not be understood from in-line context:

Muse - An AI assistant which develops a personality modeld after what methods are most effective at influencing you to make the best possible decisions.

Uplift - An animal or AI which has been given sapience through modern technology.

The Fall - The singularity, where technology becomes self-aware and destroys most of humanity.

Barsoomian - A person who lives on Mars, also a grass-roots movement against hypercorp opression on Mars.

Biochauvinist - Someone who believes people who inhait mechanical bodies are inferior to those in biological bodies.

Forking - The act of splitting a conciousness (ego). The conciousness may or may not be given a body (morph).

Cortical stack - A small computer placed in the spine which houses your ego in case of bodily death.

Gatecrasher - A modern interstellar explorer.

Async - Someone infected by a computer/boiological hybrid virus that has unlocked powers rather than killed/enslaved its host as is typical. Go to Comment
PrimaryAssociateProfiles.tex
NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2014-08-28 03:03 PM
Zomg why is it messing up my pretty formatting! Go to Comment
PrimaryAssociateProfiles.tex
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2014-08-28 03:05 PM
Credit for some of the weaknesses to: darkworldrpg.com/lore/flaws.php a fantastic list. Go to Comment
PrimaryAssociateProfiles.tex
NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2014-08-29 03:54 PM
Thanks! I'm a little sad Zeus didn't make the cut since his favor list read as follows:

+ Loaned 8,000 credits at 35% APY
+ Retrieved from Lavender Finch outpost
+ Hushed incident with Autonomist Genehacker
+ Played wingman at le Château
- Repaid loan and interest with added kneecap value
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Xen'da'rik
Locations  (City)   (Desert)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-05-26 01:22 AM
Very in-depth, PA. I love it! I love the story behind the merchant king and the trickster Ranger who managed to take ownership of half the land due to the expanding sands.

One thing I would like to know (I may have missed it in the sub itself) is why the sands expanded as they did.

Whatever the case, this has plenty of information, interesting npc's, useful plotlines and engaging history; enough to keep a GM going in this desert city for some time! 5/5! Go to Comment
Xen'da'rik
Locations  (City)   (Desert)
Cheka Man's comment on 2013-05-15 10:32 PM
Rather Star Wars ish. Go to Comment
Xen'da'rik
Locations  (City)   (Desert)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-05 08:10 AM
I think this is great, well conceived, well formatted, and found the written descriptions of the physical as good as any writing I have paid for.

I agree with Moonlake: culture could use some more...culture. I know it may seem silly to ask for more because this is a very complete sub. But it is ambitious, and that ambition means it might need more.

I like the people a lot. Go to Comment
Xen'da'rik
Locations  (City)   (Desert)
valadaar's comment on 2014-03-05 08:22 AM
This is very good, though I think a clear explanation of what happened to cause the desert to grow so precipitously would help - that part seemed to beg for more details.

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