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Scrasamax
December 22, 2015
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Gesund Auf    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

Also known as a Health Monitor, the Gesund Auf is a very common bionic implant in the Cosmic era, especially in the Atlantic Federation and other leading edge nations.

Scrasamax
December 22, 2015
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Memetic Measurement    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Defining)

The main commodity in the Cosmic Era is data and communication, in the form of social media, entertainment, advertising, and other electronic sources of information. The spread of this data is measured in a unit known as a meme (also spelled meem)

Scrasamax
December 20, 2015
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Polyforge    Items  (Tools)   (Campaign Defining)

A staple of high end sci-fi is the replicator or the nano-assembler. There is a much more practical and less technomagical way to achieve the same goal. The exciting thing is that this technology exists now, and we're getting much better at it.

Scrasamax
December 20, 2015
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Archery in the Cosmic Era    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

Common sense and the rule of cool clash over the role of the bow in the hypertech setting of the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
December 19, 2015
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Kakugram    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

A portmanteau of Kaku and engram. Dr. Kaku of the middle Petrol era posited the quantification of human emotion, while an engram is a cybertechnological recording of a human mind, a snapshot of a mental or emotional state.

Scrasamax
December 18, 2015
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7 Futurists Predict the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

Found this article in 'the facebooks' and it read like a breakdown of the Cosmic Era.

Scrasamax
November 21, 2015
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Egomorph    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

A flash copy of a person, inserted into an auton, for a variety of purposes

Scrasamax
November 21, 2015
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Expy    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Expies are cheaply made autons with artificial brains.

Scrasamax
November 21, 2015
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Dia del Takanakuy    Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)

A festival of settling scores and airing of grievances

Scrasamax
November 21, 2015
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Cyclopes Auton    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

The largest autons in use, Cyclopes are mechanical giants compared to humans, but just knee high to the average battlemech

Scrasamax
November 21, 2015
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Sabanto-Meido    Society/ Organizations  (Artistic/Performance)   (Regional)

The tradition of Sabanto-Meido arose in Nippon/Japan after the widescale adoption of robotics and automation. It is a cultural movement to embrace traditional values and to counter the subculture movement of the Ko girls.

Scrasamax
November 8, 2015
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Allele la Creuset    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)

One of the more notorious and infamous shadowrunners of the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
October 18, 2015
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Wonder World LLC    Dungeons  (Other)   (Style)

Wonder World LLC is the largest operator of virtual theme parks, amusement parks, and other non-sport, non-mmo virtual environments.

Scrasamax
October 17, 2015
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Cybernetic Skull    Items  (Armor)   (Campaign Defining)

The most frequent weak point targeted on a human being is the skull. Pulp the brain, and the body becomes worthless. It was only a matter of time before someone tried to armor the head.

Scrasamax
October 17, 2015
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Cromwell Chassis    Items  (Armor)   (Campaign Defining)

The Cromwell Chassis is specifically the mechanical remains of Major James 'Cyborg' Westerland, but the term has spread to include the pattern of cybernetic upgrade Westerland pioneered.

Scrasamax
October 17, 2015
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Neo-Skin    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

The next generation in designer engineering, the new skin.

Scrasamax
October 9, 2015
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Arachnotron    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Spider-bots

Scrasamax
October 5, 2015
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Muse    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)

Muse is both a common term for a handheld Cognet linking device, and also a specific brand of said CogLink device. Functionally the Cosmic Era version of a smartphone

Scrasamax
September 27, 2015
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Looking Up, Life from the Geofront    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Underground)

When you live at the bottom, the only thing you have is to look up. If you're lucky you can see the lights of the great towers and the stars. If you're like most people, you just look at concrete. But the stars and lights are still up there.

Scrasamax
September 27, 2015
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8/30 Cathexes    NPCs  (Extras)   (Knowledge/Lore)

30 plug and play angels, devis, yami, muses and avatars for the tech savvy player

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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

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