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7 Futurists Predict the Cosmic Era
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Mageek's comment on 2015-12-19 11:46 AM
I love taking real-world predictions and linking them so well to your fantasy world. Solid.

You can add:

"Elon Musk, CEO & Entrepreneur; Telsa, Space X, Solar City, and Open AI

- we will remain vigilant to guide research in ways to prevent a robotic apocalypse
- we be an interplanetary (and hopefully interstellar) civilization
- we will live in an electrified, automated world
- people and freight will get around in 750 mph bullet trains running in partially-evacuated tubes

He would have created a Dyson Sphere startup were he born in the Cosmic Era. Go to Comment
Egomorph
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-30 03:05 PM
When I get a couple of interns, an artist, and an editor, lol Go to Comment
Egomorph
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Dragonlordmax's comment on 2015-12-11 09:25 PM
This one brings a whole new meaning to talking to yourself. I agree with Dossta about liking the idea of a limited clone, but what really grabs me is the idea of it being a copy of your mind at a given time. I can imagine a busy scientist, say, working on a number of different projects, each with an egomorph of himself with a different train of thought associated with it. Go to Comment
Egomorph
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Dossta's comment on 2015-11-30 02:19 PM
Sweet stuff. I like the idea of a "broken" clone -- one with personality and feelings but no real sentience. I also appreciate the added plot hooks. When are you going to publish the setting source book? ;) Go to Comment
Dia del Takanakuy
Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-12-09 02:55 PM
The Purge, actually a pretty good movie, and the follow up Anarchy, was also good.

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Dia del Takanakuy
Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)
Cheka Man's comment on 2015-11-21 09:21 AM
Putin would do well here. Go to Comment
Dia del Takanakuy
Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)
Murometz's comment on 2015-12-08 11:37 PM

This is slick. No needless info. Conjures up images of that Ethan Hawke movie about the one day a year, when all laws are called off, mixed with fight club naturally, mixed with the opening day-of-the-dead sequence in the Spectre movie, mixed with hot-blooded, mano-a-mano machismo. Celebrity matches is good too. Likey!

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Dia del Takanakuy
Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)
axlerowes's comment on 2016-02-02 10:47 PM
randomly came across this, good solid post, concise and full of possibilities. I can't remember reading much about South America in the cosmic era, but it sounds like that could be the place to be Go to Comment
Dia del Takanakuy
Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)
valadaar's comment on 2015-12-02 11:59 AM
Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Two Tribes" anyone? :)

A good holiday with lots of uses. Go to Comment
Cyclopes Auton
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
valadaar's comment on 2015-12-02 09:04 AM
Nifty, and no one says someone could not convert one back into a military role in a pinch. Even for something as simple as a door-opener/razor-wire stomper.

And, one could see one of these becoming a host for an AI.

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Amnesia City
Locations  (World)   (Other)
Murometz's comment on 2015-11-21 12:16 PM
Really cool. Amnesia city with addictive Flashback drugs, a sputtering red sun, and countless automatons. Love the atmosphere of this place. Great setting for a tale/game or three!

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Amnesia City
Locations  (World)   (Other)
valadaar's comment on 2015-12-02 09:01 AM
To me this is like one of Mr. Holiday's speedpaints. It suggests, hints and piques the imagination while being quite open. Of course it prompts more questions then it answers, but still, its awesome!
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Amnesia City
Locations  (World)   (Other)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-12-12 06:44 PM
To me, this is a complete but you probably had higher aspirations for it in the first place. I've said it before, I'm not a fan of sci-fi and is in fact quite adverse to it but this piece is executed well and the idea of radiation causing mass amnesia is conveyed here in a snappy, plausible and non-mind-boggling way that I like. Still, not really comfortable to vote on this piece. Go to Comment
Sabanto-Meido
Society/ Organizations  (Artistic/Performance)   (Regional)
Dragonlordmax's comment on 2015-11-24 07:46 PM
In the Cosmic Era, this sort of finishing school seems almost mundane (though the execution here is nice), but I'm intrigued by the idea of seeing one of these introduced in a more modern environment. I think it's easy to imagine someone like Bond or Batman having to bring down such an institution.

Of course, in its rightful place, you could do something similar, but perhaps with more street level individuals. Go to Comment
500WordWinterWonderland
Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Citadel Help)
Dossta's comment on 2015-12-01 12:13 PM
Will be adding to this. Still conceptualizing. Go to Comment
Allele la Creuset
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-11-12 05:06 PM
Appearance augmentation in the Cosmic era is ubiquitous, which does bring up a certain paradox. There is a drive to be attractive, but only to a certain point, if you are too attractive it can work against you, especially if you are female. Go to Comment
Allele la Creuset
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
valadaar's comment on 2015-11-09 12:01 PM
Great sourcebook level details here, gear, background, etc, but apart from potentially inheriting Québécois stereotypes, there isn't much of her there.



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Allele la Creuset
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Mageek's comment on 2015-11-12 11:35 AM
I like the hornet nest drone mod. It brings back memories of driving around in mario cart with 3x red shells. Definitely a piece of gear with many uses and flavors.

Samus Syndrome is an interesting concept. I have no idea to what extent it is true in real life or not, but the media certainly favors "attractive and highly sexualized women in their war machines". How common are attractive augmentations in the Cosmic Era? If it is common-place in specific communities you might have some interesting cultural shifts depending on where you are and who you talk to. Officers for instance, might have more modifications, making people biased towards assuming you are a higher-up. Go to Comment
Wonder World LLC
Dungeons  (Other)   (Style)
Mageek's comment on 2015-10-18 03:55 PM
This takes the idea of resort planets and virtual vacations several steps further with the staging experience. Scrasamax covers the entire event in excellent detail, including the pre-event staging, the actual virtual park, and the final act of leaving. The methods behind optimizing your enjoyment while keeping the cost down (ie, sim vs. real attractions, cost for the consumer is still as high as possible) reflect what economic forces would do in real life.

Looking forward to the dark net section; I imagine that will present more role-playing opportunities. Go to Comment
Cybernetic Skull
Items  (Armor)   (Campaign Defining)
EchoMirage's comment on 2015-10-30 04:32 AM
Me gusta.
One problem this does not address is the brain's vulnerability to impact that does not pierce the skull (currently working on CTE, had to ask).
Basically, impacts that do not damage the brain still cause concussion, and more severe blows can cause immediate damage (brain contusion, coup- and contrecoup injuries) and delayed damage (CTE, dementia pugilistica).
Can we think of some physical principle that would prevent short-term shutdown of the augmented individual after a head blow, and permanent brain damage from non-penetrating trauma? Go to Comment
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