This is a fantastic roleplaying tool. It deserves more of a write up then I am giving it. This sets the narrative of the cosmic era well above a justification for the convergence of genre, nostalgic extrapolations and specific media references that is much of the content. It deserves a longer commentary which I will get to, but a game that sets out to explore these topics is more than a game and it is more than fantasy and escapism. Go to Comment
At least until the alien invasion hits and the it is a flat out war for survival. Indeed it is war humanity is alway fighting via proxy. It is obvious that the A.I.s have managed to find ways to wed war and profit but what if war became less profitable. Would M12 allow peace to reign, all be it a profitable peace, if it made the planet more vunerable?
2. Life is Cheap
Yes because M12 has done a cost benifet analysis and found that millions of deaths now will save billions upon billions in generations to come. It is not so much cheap as it already been borrowed against by the powers behind the thrones.
3. Sex is in Everything
Keeps people distracted from the alien invasion...I guess...which has very little to do with sex...unless the aliens are going weaponize sex.
4. Frantic Pacing
-except for the alien invasion and the M12 conspiracy, that is glacial
5. Our Values are Antique
I love that your values stared with home and car ownership...did you vote for Ron Paul?
6.Nothing is real
Except the alien invasion
7.Everything under the surface is horrible
Yes, but as Cheka says it is a necessary evil...defeat the alien threat. So i suppose it isn't completely horrible. Go to Comment
Well deserving of a 5. It provides the detail needed to explore each of the setting's major themes, yet doesn't overstay its welcome. What a splendidly horrible world you have built, Scras. I wish more settings had a guide like this. Go to Comment
Pyrokinesis is the manifestation of light and heat that appears as flame, but lacks fuel. It is not consuming either solid fuel or oxygen from the atmosphere. So, yes, it could be manifested in a vacuum.
These parapsychic abilities within the setting of the Cosmic Era are a function of arcanotech which in and of itself is neither technology nor magic but something unwholesomely between the two. Go to Comment
Are we thinking the pyro's just catalyze stuff to heat it up and catch it on fire, cause the way you seem to describe they are creating "fuelless" fires, which would suggest direct energy...something EMish. Does this mean they can create or channel energy? Could they make beams of light or gamma radiation? Go to Comment