System specific info is not necessarily a bad thing... provided everyone understands the intent. For example, is a Fortitude Save of DC 27 supposed to be easy? Hard? Somewhere in the middle? I'd include verbiage to clarify this for the non-Pathfinders in your audience. Go to Comment
I want to vote this high because it's so damn original, but my brain hurts. I feel I'm missing something (everything?), and yet it's so intriguing! Will read through again tomorrow, and return to comment/vote. Go to Comment
This is wonderful. I love the way you presented the information. They style of presentation gave as much, or more, as the information in text itself. I can't give this enough praise for presentation alone. Go to Comment
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
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
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
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
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
The adventure can take place in a slightly shifted reality, where everybody has a totem (an animal guardian). The totem should be chosen randomly and not by the player, it is ok if "Gorflin the Large," a gigantic and aggressive barbarian, has a mouse for a totem.
These totems will assist the characters in small way. It is up to the characters to determine how to get the assistance; the animals won't solve mysteries for the characters only supply the clues. The character may even have a dream where his or her totem actually speaks to them and reveals some sort of clue.