Rihanna was wasted potential with Bubbles the Pleasure Pod, there was so much potential as she touched on illegal immigration, even potential for genderfluidity, and she was a post it note for Valerian to be approachable and vulnerable so Laureline would like him. Go to Comment
I just did not like Dane DeHaan in this at all. Way too boyish, acting was meh, and the love interest in Cara Delevingne was so superficial it broke the immersion completely almost every single time Dane and Cara had a scene together.
Visually it was slightly better than okay. I found the space battle and ship chase in Alpha to be the best bits visually. Rihanna's blue blob shapeshifter thing was meh.
You can download an ether into a droid body, or an organic body with artificial brain components. The former gives you an Expy of the former person, while the latter kickstarts fundamentally a new person but they start with the former persons ether memories and identity. One makes a robot one makes a Frankenstein minus zombie walk and robot arms Go to Comment
I can imagine some crucial piece of information (e.g., emergency shutdown code for an AI) existing only in the mind of such an Ether ghost, and PCs having to enter the dreamscape of such a withdrawn madman to learn it.
Eclipse phase has given extensive thought to the idea of kidnapping 'forks' (software copies of the minds) of people for nefarious purposes, and I like articles that illustrate specific cases like this.
(yet, as I understand, it's not possible to upload these backups into bodies in the Cosmic Era setting, no? so the ether ghosts are really imperfect ghosts of their former selves) Go to Comment
A group of individuals* gather up and search for, "The rod of Lordly Might." Here's the catch, no just any individual is welcomed. There will be a meeting on sundown* in an old bar. As it is, a war is going on between the Eastern Front, and the Western Front. The bar/tavern is in the middle of both lands.
On the same night of the meeting, there's another meeting with the Red Rose (Eastern) and the Black rose (Western).
Once on the mission, there will be other individuals met and given information... there will not be an easy destiny, but nonetheless and adventure to remember.
I used INDIVIDUALS for the fact that you can be any species (just keep away from the elemental and supernatural creatures.). Here are some suggestions: Vampire/ress, Adhiel (Elf), Half-Adhiel (Half-Elf), Orc, Human, Half-Human...
Please do not be: Orc, Troll, Frost/Forest/Urban/Dessert Monsters, Giants, and Titans. Note that you can still be one, just preferably not one.
I used SUNDOWN for a realistic reason (Vamps, Giants, and others meet at night). You don't meet someone who works for the Eastern/Western Kings during the day. I expect some drunks, bar fights, and bloodshed in the story. Mild or no Language is acceptable (unless unexceptable by the MODS).