Cosmic era Freetext

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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Man-Eating Grapes

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes.

The grapes literally eat their victims from the inside out, via cell death, melting and destroying the organs in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, of the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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