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Title: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on January 26, 2011, 12:01:24 PM

Game Title: Pulse
System: Eclipse Phase
Players Wanted: 3-6
Posting Rate: Once per day except Saturdays and Sundays.
Special Rules: We will probably be using Average Damage Value to calculate damage while needing less dice rolls. Other than that, rules as written.
Advancement Rules: Checkpoint-based / as the investigation progresses.

There seems to be some interest for playing Eclipse Phase in the forums, and recently I’ve wanted to run an Eclipse Phase game. The CC license allows the quick distribution of the PDFs and the setting is so rich that it benefits from additional description that PBP brings.

For those that don’t know what Eclipse Phase is, it’s a science-fiction RPG set in the not too distant future, after the technological singularity happened. This brought about the everyday use of nanotechnology, cyborgs, mind digitalization, genetic augmentations, uplifted animals, highly advanced AIs, and other advances in science. However, it also brought the creation of a self-improving military AI called Total Information Tactical Awareness Networks, or TITANs. They became self-aware and decided to destroy civilization as we know it in an event known as the Fall.

To escape the TITANs, those privileged or lucky enough left Earth and emigrated to the solar system, while Earth became a deadly wasteland. Suddenly, the TITANs vanished. No one really knows where they went or why, though there are theories that their disappearance is linked to the first discoveries of Pandora Gates, gates that go to alien planets far from our solar system.

Since Earth is still plagued by the horrors the TITANs left behind during the Fall, humanity has started to rebuild in other planets. As nations fell during the Fall, the government is now controlled by hypercorporations in the inner system, while the outer system has been colonized by autonomist factions and the infamous Jovian Junta.

Ten years after the Fall, humanity is still alive and kicking even if they are scattered and divided. But there is still a great deal of risks to transhumanity because of the many dangerous technologies that have been developed. To fight these existential threats, an organization known as Firewall has been created. It has a membership spanning many worlds, factions and backgrounds;, all with the same dedication to prevent another event such as the Fall.

If the fluff doesn’t interest you, then perhaps this might: since consciousness has been digitized in what can be thought of as USB drive, the mind and the body are now two separate entities. People can change bodies in a process they call ‘resleeving’, and the mind can be backed-up regularly so as to become effectively immortal. This means that PCs can come from any walk of transhuman life, including a Fall survivor, an uplifted octopus, or an AGI. (Artificial General Intelligence, a human-like AI.) Player customization is almost limitless with the many morphs, implants, skills, backgrounds, reputation and gear that the game includes.

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The game will be investigation-based, with some horror thrown in. It’ll likely be RP-heavy but combat may happen depending on the choices (or rolls) you make. The game will be set on Mars, possibly the city of Noctis-Qianjiao. The players will be Firewall agents who have conducted missions in Mars before, brought in to investigate the disappearance of a Firewall Crow after he sent a message to Firewall regarding important information on the TITANs and requesting protection.

I will try to post at least once a day, and the players should post regularly too- there’s no need to write several pages when posting, just a few sentences can do as long as the rhythm can be maintained. How we deal with days we know we won’t be able to post and such we can work out before the game begins.

Both those who have played EP before and those that want to try it out are welcome to join. I can upload the books in PDF form, so there's no worry about having the physical copy (though I highly recommend buying it).  We can discuss on how to run the game in more detail after deciding on the players.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Moondog on January 26, 2011, 02:59:06 PM
Consider me very interested.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Mckma on January 26, 2011, 04:55:07 PM
I am interested, but I don't know for sure if I can commit the time.  I'll get back later today...
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 26, 2011, 05:43:20 PM
I've got the book and I'm interested. So long as you don't mind someone stumbling their way along until they get adjusted I'll be happy to take part.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Mckma on January 26, 2011, 07:37:12 PM
You know what, count me in.  I think I should be able to manage a bit of time each day...
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Moondog on January 26, 2011, 08:09:51 PM
I've got the book and I'm interested. So long as you don't mind someone stumbling their way along until they get adjusted I'll be happy to take part.

EP's a pretty forgiving system, so you won't have much to stumble with. d100, roll under for skills and attack rolls, roll xdx+y for damage, that kind of thing. Very basic, easy to figure out. You'll be fine. :p
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Robot Master on January 27, 2011, 08:30:52 AM
I can post once per day and consider me hellishly interested. I have the book.

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Also, just to be specific, I think that I would be interested in playing a "Lost", a former Martian mine worker, or an Infolife. As always, Morph can change all over the place but for the Lost it would have to be a Futura. I love the background of the Lost. Oh, and no I would not make my Lost some kind of psychopath. Sure, they have to have two mental disorders but there are ones that don't make them challenging to play without being the asshole that tries to PK or mess up anyone's game. :)  I hate it when people make characters with mental disorders because they think it's funny to make life a living hell for the other characters...

Let me know if I'm in.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 27, 2011, 11:40:32 AM
I've got the book and I'm interested. So long as you don't mind someone stumbling their way along until they get adjusted I'll be happy to take part.

EP's a pretty forgiving system, so you won't have much to stumble with. d100, roll under for skills and attack rolls, roll xdx+y for damage, that kind of thing. Very basic, easy to figure out. You'll be fine. :p

I meant the setting. Terms, social conduct, neo-anarchist communism, it's a different kind of game socially, like Legend of Five Rings.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on January 27, 2011, 03:15:21 PM
I can post once per day and consider me hellishly interested. I have the book.

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Also, just to be specific, I think that I would be interested in playing a "Lost", a former Martian mine worker, or an Infolife. As always, Morph can change all over the place but for the Lost it would have to be a Futura. I love the background of the Lost. Oh, and no I would not make my Lost some kind of psychopath. Sure, they have to have two mental disorders but there are ones that don't make them challenging to play without being the asshole that tries to PK or mess up anyone's game. :)  I hate it when people make characters with mental disorders because they think it's funny to make life a living hell for the other characters...

Let me know if I'm in.

Fine by me, the Lost are very interesting. Just remember that characters known to be part of the Lost normally get a "troubled" response from transhumanity, seen as killers and psychopaths. It's best to hide such pasts, and the Lost excel at making some memories "disappear".


I've got the book and I'm interested. So long as you don't mind someone stumbling their way along until they get adjusted I'll be happy to take part.

EP's a pretty forgiving system, so you won't have much to stumble with. d100, roll under for skills and attack rolls, roll xdx+y for damage, that kind of thing. Very basic, easy to figure out. You'll be fine. :p

I meant the setting. Terms, social conduct, neo-anarchist communism, it's a different kind of game socially, like Legend of Five Rings.

No problem, the setting can be a bit intimidating but overall I think it is fascinating how deep it can be. Just remember that, in the end, it is a human civilization even if it is vastly futuristic. Many things you might find in cities nowadays you will probably find in these cities, if tinged with more cultural diversity and transhuman tecnology.

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Some more information on the scenario...

Location: Noctis-Qianjiao, Mars

Date: 26th August, AF 10

Scenario Description: Reb Riveira, a Firewall Crow, has disappeared. His last report was classified as urgent: he reported having obtained important information regarding TITAN activity in the city. He requested protection and said that he could not distribute this information if not face to face- apparently he did not trust Firewall’s heavily encrypted networks.
 Firewall called in several sentinels that could reach the meeting place in time, but Riveira never showed up. Further attempts to contact Riveira were unsuccessful. As the previous Firewall cell was composed mostly by erasure squad agents, a new cell has been brought in to locate and rescue Riveira, if possible.

Reb Riveira, Firewall code-named Jakuta, is a scientist working with the Tharsis Terraforming Office. He seems to also have contacts with the Barsoomian Movement through an alter-ego. As a Crow, he has access to the TTO scientific facilities and often helped both Firewall through specialized research on TITAN technology, Exsurgent morphology, biological weapons and viral threats.  His actual age is 53 years old and uses a Menton morph.

The call for help came on August 21st, the first Firewall cell came in the next day and never found him. His last back-up was five days before his disappearance. A beta fork from the back-up was interrogated, to no avail. It is imperative that the agents find out what the information Riveira had was and why he disappeared. Further than that, Firewall may request the agents to proceed and take action based on this information.


Group template: The players are Firewall agents that have lived in Mars for at least a year, and have had at least one mission together. Research will likely be a big part of the investigation, though not everyone is required to become a sci-fi Sherlock Holmes. Combat skills are not a necessity but definitely recommended. Reputation and networking can also play a large role in the investigation.

Firewall agents tend to be varied in terms of background and specialization, so one character concept can also be very different from the rest. Code-names are used to keep a degree of secrecy in the organization, so go ahead and think one up during character creation.

Playing format:  I would like for us to post at least once a day, Mondays through Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays are optional- you could post if you want but there’s no pressing need to do so (or for me to reply) until Monday as a sort of break from the game. There will be space for flexibility when you know that you won’t be able to post certain days, but I would like to keep a rhythm for the game so that it doesn’t fade out.

Also, here is a .RAR file with the core rulebook and the Sunward sourcebook.

http://www.mediafire.com/?nec4v0qi1jmcta3
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Moondog on January 27, 2011, 05:04:28 PM
This post has been slain.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on January 27, 2011, 05:27:38 PM
The character looks good, just a quick question. What is her actual age? The Fall happened 10 years ago in the setting, but from the background she watched old movies from Fallen Earth when she was a child. I could see that if she were 18 or 19, actual age-wise. Otherwise, the background should be changed just a bit.

Other than that, looks great.

EDIT: Updated the first post to comply with the Recruitment Post Guidelines.4

DOUBLE EDIT: You might want to take the Temperature Tolerance implant since Mars can get very cold at night, outside of the city domes.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Moondog on January 27, 2011, 06:05:44 PM
The character looks good, just a quick question. What is her actual age? The Fall happened 10 years ago in the setting, but from the background she watched old movies from Fallen Earth when she was a child. I could see that if she were 18 or 19, actual age-wise. Otherwise, the background should be changed just a bit.

Other than that, looks great.

EDIT: Updated the first post to comply with the Recruitment Post Guidelines.4

DOUBLE EDIT: You might want to take the Temperature Tolerance implant since Mars can get very cold at night, outside of the city domes.

Good points, I hadn't even considered age. Good catch! 19-ish sounds fine, I think. Young enough to think they're hot shit, old enough to struggle containing their enthusiasm behind the mandatory detached veneer of professionalism of a bodyguard. 'Preciate the feedback.

Edit: Also, good point on the Temperature Tolerance. Will add that, too.

EDIT EDIT: You don't think it's a bit too combat focused, with not quite enough investigative abilities?
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Robot Master on January 28, 2011, 01:45:59 AM
Ok I'm going to sit down and make my character tomorrow night here at the PC. I should be on 7ish MST. I'm not entirely sold on the LOST just yet due to the fact that I might not want to make such a complex character (at least at this time). We'll see. This game has lots of options.

So far my mind is set on one of these...

1. A Lost with multiple personality disorder with an AGI that assists in maintaining the illusion of the multiple personalities via "messages" from the other personality. I'm not sure what the other mental disorder would be or if I want to go for Psi-Gamma. One rule I'm fuzzy on is that the Lost come with the PSI trait, but do I have to buy the 2nd level to get psi gamma and will that require a 3rd mental disorder?

2. An Infolife Pinocchio concept. Quite literally I'd probably circumvent the common morphs and instead have the character be an Infolife from an Argonaut/Anarchist faction and go with a Splicer, Ghost, or Sylph morph (if you would allow this) as part of the morphological freedom movement. An intelligence born aware, trying to prove that awoken intelligences are useful.

3. Neo-Hominid chimpanzee technology expert.

4. Titanian former police officer turned to Firewall out of a general distrust the uncultured masses outside of the Titanian Commonwealth.

The more I think of it, the more I'm interested in the Infolife. As a GM, do you have any personal preference for my character selection?
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Mckma on January 28, 2011, 01:52:24 AM
I'll take a look at the system more and maybe give character generation a shot this weekend hopefully.  When were you thinking of starting?
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on January 28, 2011, 08:54:19 AM
EDIT EDIT: You don't think it's a bit too combat focused, with not quite enough investigative abilities?

As long as the you can enjoy roleplaying the character and it doesn't hinder the investigation, you're free to create your character as you wish. If you want to add more investigative abilities, go ahead. As long as a few PCs have investigative abilities the scenario should progress smoothly.

The more I think of it, the more I'm interested in the Infolife. As a GM, do you have any personal preference for my character selection?

None whatsoever, feel free to pick the character that you would enjoy the most and that you feel you could roleplay well enough. I will post a few questions that will need to be answered for the background of the characters, but other than that the character concept can be as you wish, as long as you can stick to the group template.

I'll take a look at the system more and maybe give character generation a shot this weekend hopefully.  When were you thinking of starting?

Hopefully next week. I'll PM Arje for a forum request where I can post some more information regarding the scenario. Once that is done and the players create their characters we will start the game.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Robot Master on January 28, 2011, 09:27:56 AM
Dom, I decided overnight that I will be focusing my chargen on an Infolife from Argo/Anarch space who is a part of the morphological/AGI rights movement. Ghost morph. Skill focusing will be on investigative/infiltrative/combat.

The character's personality will be that of an awakened intelligence that not only believes in Firewall's mission, but that the full body experience is an amazing experience that all intelligent creatures should have the option of choosing. Also, awakened need to earn the respect back and regain trust after the fall of Earth at least one bit at a time.

1. He's going to have been already awakened 10 years ago during the fall of Earth, but was smuggled away in the mass exodus. I'll get to the body later.

Gotta go...more to come tonight.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on January 28, 2011, 09:51:33 AM
Sounds great! Just remember that AGIs are mostly disliked in the inner system. A way to avoid confrontation with the authorities might be to purchase a Fake Ego ID.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Moondog on January 28, 2011, 03:45:47 PM
EDIT EDIT: You don't think it's a bit too combat focused, with not quite enough investigative abilities?

As long as the you can enjoy roleplaying the character and it doesn't hinder the investigation, you're free to create your character as you wish. If you want to add more investigative abilities, go ahead. As long as a few PCs have investigative abilities the scenario should progress smoothly.

The more I think of it, the more I'm interested in the Infolife. As a GM, do you have any personal preference for my character selection?

None whatsoever, feel free to pick the character that you would enjoy the most and that you feel you could roleplay well enough. I will post a few questions that will need to be answered for the background of the characters, but other than that the character concept can be as you wish, as long as you can stick to the group template.

I'll take a look at the system more and maybe give character generation a shot this weekend hopefully.  When were you thinking of starting?

Hopefully next week. I'll PM Arje for a forum request where I can post some more information regarding the scenario. Once that is done and the players create their characters we will start the game.

Rockin'.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on January 29, 2011, 10:27:46 AM
While the forum is being set up, we can start with the character creation.

EP character creation can be difficult since there is a lot of number-crunching involved. To help with this, the community created an Excel character sheet that makes most of the calculations for you. Download it here: http://sites.google.com/site/eclipsephases/home/cabinet

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The full character creation guide starts on page 130 of the core rulebook. A character creation summary can be found on page 390.Here are some of my tips for creating characters for this scenario:

Skill specialization: (EP 173) This will help your character, no matter what. For example, a character with Infiltration (Blending In) at 60 will need to roll under 60 when sneaking behind a guard, but will get a +10 bonus to the skill when trying to avoid being spotted when in a crowd. Also, a skill specialization will give you a better idea of how your character would tackle a problem.

Mars survival: (Sunward 161) Most biomorphs in Mars are outfitted with the Enhanced Respiration and Temperature Tolerance implants. Mars is still in the process of being terraformed- the atmosphere is mostly composed of carbon dioxide and temperatures remain almost constantly freezing, the average being -50° C during the night and 10° C during the day outside of city domes. Synthmorphs are typically unaffected by these conditions.

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Here are a few questions that will help flesh out your character.

Background: Firewall agents come from a variety of backgrounds so that the organization remains adaptable and flexible.


Muse: “Muses are digital entities that have been designed as personal assistants and lifelong companions for transhumans.” (EP 332) Your Muse helps you with tedious tasks such as your accounting, filtering emails, researching on the Mesh, etc. They are highly customized to their user’s liking and develop personalities of their own.

Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Robot Master on January 29, 2011, 12:29:24 PM
Where are we storing these files?
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on January 29, 2011, 12:37:29 PM
Go ahead and email them to me for now. nightraider0[at]gmail.com

EDIT: If you need help with the character creation, send me a PM or add me on Skype, e.dom01
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Robot Master on January 29, 2011, 08:30:15 PM
I've got the bio prepped. Do you think I should wait to write it up and post it until we get the board open? I guess we could just transfer it when it gets created. I'll eat some dinner and then come back to see what you think.

Also if anyone has any questions or whatever about the setting I can answer those too. I worked HARD to get ready to run this game and then we sorta-kinda had a falling out in real life with the people we were gonna play with, so I'm pretty knowledged on the game as well.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Mckma on January 29, 2011, 08:45:06 PM
Not too familiar with all the intricacies, so I'm looking for information/suggestions.  My character concept is a kind of infiltrator/techie, who is probably an Argonaut leaning towards Anarchist, basically he's mainly interested in the open source idea (both for technology and programs).  I'm looking for a suggestion on first morph.  I'm kind of looking at the first pre-gen, and notice it's a Bouncer.  I basically don't know what would make sense for this character.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Robot Master on January 29, 2011, 11:51:14 PM
Not too familiar with all the intricacies, so I'm looking for information/suggestions.  My character concept is a kind of infiltrator/techie, who is probably an Argonaut leaning towards Anarchist, basically he's mainly interested in the open source idea (both for technology and programs).  I'm looking for a suggestion on first morph.  I'm kind of looking at the first pre-gen, and notice it's a Bouncer.  I basically don't know what would make sense for this character.

Thanks.

Well the guy that I just made and sent to Dom is an Argonaut infiltrator/hacker as well but there's more than one way to skin a cat in this game. The big difference with the guy that I made is that he's an infolife(an AGI)...he started his existence as data. AGIs (AIs with cognitive capacities equal to humans or higher) are not generally trusted because AGIs are a good part of the reason why Earth was massacred. A My character is also more research/science based and is not a social skills powered character. Food for thought for chargen going forward. Our characters might make a good double team. Also my guy isn't too hot on modifying items, like making personal gear.

Here's starting morphs for you. You have to use CPs to buy your starting morph and some are more expensive than others. Since chargen is a point-buy system, the more CP you spend on your starting morph the less CP you have to spend on extra stuff. So it's up to you to conceptualize how much you want to put into your starting morph. I spent 70 on mine (a Ghost morph) and had -plenty- for other stuff.

Here's some ideas to put things into perspective...

Flats are normal humans that you can add modifications to. They're free but they don't get the biomods for free either, you've got to buy those.

Splicers are genetically fixed humans. Think of a splicer morph as the main morph that many of the NPCs in the game will be. Think of splicer morphs as the "basic" morph, whereas the Flat is like the -1 crappy morph you take to have more money to spend stuff on.

Exalts are a step up from Splicers. They're genetically enhanced and designed for specific traits. This is a nice pick because you can set a +5 to three aptitudes of your choice to kinda represent "this body was made for spy work".

Olympians designed for olympic level athletics, which could be a factor in spywork. Do you want your guy/girl to be an overall physical specimen?

Sylphs are the hotness. Is your guy a con-artist james bond style espionage person? If so this would be a good pick.

Bouncers are designed for zero-G and microgravity, but they also have prehensile feet to start which can turn into all kinds of ninja/climbing/hanging from ceilings awesomeness. This would be a good pick for spy work because of that.

Ghost This is what I chose, and they're designed for infiltration. They have chameleon skin that helps them with disguise checks, adrenal glands to manage their cool under fire, and their grip pads basically allow them to spiderman crawl on walls.

Neo-Hominids Be a chimpanzee with prehensile feet? Running, gunning, climbing all over the place?

The main thing to remember is that this game is more like shadowrun than D&D. In fact it's made by some of the Shadowrun guys. You're not so much picking Race and Class. You're just making whatever the fuck you want. You can pick the uplift background (former animal that was uplifted to sentience, like a chimp/octopus/dolphin) that wears a morph sleeve that looks like Brad Pitt. Likewise you can pick a guy who was a janitor on earth that's chosen to wear the morph that looks like a silverback gorilla (neo-hominid morph). I did the Pinocchio thing and made an AGI that is wearing the body of a ghost and is getting the full tactile human experience.

So approach chargen like you're "arming up" for the game, taking what you want and leaving the rest behind like a salad bar.

The next step really is to conceptualize what you wanna do with your aptitudes. The morph adds bonuses to your aptitudes, so these should be kept in mind as well. These could be useful in determining your "infiltration/spy" style.

COG - Cognition = memory/problem solving
COO - Coordination = Manual dexterity/balance, guns, infiltration(sneaking).
INT - Intuition = self explanatory, but also factors into linguistics, the perception skill, and investigation skill
REF - Reflexes = dodging/piloting/zero g movement skills affected here.
SAV - Savvy = social ability. Persuasion, networking, impersonation skills affected here...
SOM - Somatics = strength/endurance = unarmed combat, freerunning, blades, climbing, clubs skills affected
WIL - willpower = not used on many skills(psionics) but there -is- a sanity check element of the game.

You have to spend 105 points on these, and they all start at 5, leaving you with 70 points left to allocate. The normal human standard is 10. You could choose to set all to 15 and let the morph benefits choose the additional bonuses or tweak them however you want them.

Say you want your guy to be a naturally good shot with a gun? Okay so say you set COO to 15, and your morph adds 10. After this process you'll have a Coordination of 25. So when you go to buy your beam weapons skill (a coordination based skill) it'll start for free at a 25 and you'll use your CP to buy it up from there.

Once this is done, you're basically free to spend CP on whatever else you want with some guidelines that are set in the book. 400 points on active skills and 300 on knowledge must be set.

It SOUNDS a lot more daunting than it really is, TRUST ME. It's just got that new system oddity, but the spreadsheet does all the math for you.

If you wanna skype and go over this let me know, my skype is "lockenstock". Dom and I went over stuff today and when you use that spreadsheet it's a cinch. I don't keep skype on in the background so just gimme a time that you'll be there and we'll voice chat through it.

Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Moondog on January 29, 2011, 11:53:52 PM


A really great post.


This is a really great post. Good on ya.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Robot Master on January 29, 2011, 11:55:13 PM


A really great post.


This is a really great post. Good on ya.

Like Elvis said:

Thaynyevermuch.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Mckma on January 30, 2011, 12:23:38 AM
Oh, that's cool, I kind of like the idea of maybe making a compliment character to yours if you don't mind.  I definitely want to focus on kind of a MacGyver-esque, customization guy, but I don't know what you have to kid of play off each other.  Maybe part of our backstory could be finding how we compliment each other and joining together?

EDIT:  That or I could roll a party face since I couldn't really tell what the Moondog's character was...
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Robot Master on January 30, 2011, 12:40:09 AM
Well my guy is some running/gunning/dual extendable batons kinda guy that is good with programming/hacking/breaking into things/stealth. He's good at research and investigation (but then again we're all investigators) and academic knowledge.

What's he's NOT good at is social stuff, anything hardware skill related. My guy also isn't bringing any robots with him with the exception of a few nanite swarms to clean rooms. My guy also is only packing pistols. So a few ideas off of the top of my head are you could go more of a faceman, or you could pack a bit more heat, or you could even pack a series of robots that you control to assist with investigation/infiltration, or you could honestly do all of that. While my guy is "technical" he definitely doesn't have that "tech expert" role.

LOL you could make your guy a big bad of technological asskicking porn. The kind of guy that uses his technical genius to make bigger and better robots, bigger and better guns, and bigger and better shit that most people have to have to put elbow grease into learning how to do. The system supports it.

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Now that I think of it, I'll probably save the concept of a neo-hominid gorilla using his feet to type on a keyboard/decked out in harnesses with guns as a future concept.

Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Moondog on January 30, 2011, 02:21:32 AM
Actually, think I'll work up an entirely different fellow. Should have it finished in a day or so~
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Mckma on January 30, 2011, 02:28:20 AM
Okay, probably going to go with MacGyver-ish tech faceman, unless that doesn't work at all, but I'll see how it ends up.  If anything I would lean more towards the MacGyver concept (building my own robots and devices, taking things apart to "fix" them, etc.)...
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on January 30, 2011, 09:57:56 AM
Just a quick heads-up I will be awarding an extra 25 Character Points for use exclusively on skill specialization. Each specialization costs 5 CP, so you can take 5 specializations. These will award +10 to any skill check where you use the specialization, and they help give your character more depth. Go ahead and add them to your characters where you see fit.

This will be a small house rule just for this game. In the excel character sheet, go to the Variables tab and under Character Rules, change the 1000 to 1025. Use those extra CP to buy five skill specializations.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: infinitejesting on January 30, 2011, 02:31:44 PM
Hey, are you guys still accepting players?  I've been reading Eclipse Phase and it sounds really cool.  I was thinking of playing a journalist, kind of a Transhumanist Hunter S. Thompson.  Let me know if I'm in!
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Mckma on January 30, 2011, 06:45:25 PM
Going to do a charming disguise type character instead after all...
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Moondog on January 30, 2011, 07:35:42 PM
There we go. Got the guy finished and written up. Older guy (57, huzzah), police detective, homicide squad. Investigation heavy, can throw a mean punch, shoot a gun alright, that kind of deal.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Mckma on January 30, 2011, 11:17:27 PM
I want to take a number of languages, but I don't know if this would be useless.  Any hints or advice on this matter?
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Robot Master on January 30, 2011, 11:23:28 PM
In the skills description there's a sidebar on languages. I think English, Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese), Arabic, Hindi, and a few others are the most common
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on January 31, 2011, 07:08:04 AM
I would allow making a Language check when speaking to someone who uses a translator to make them feel more at ease, probably with a bonus to further skill checks for social interactions with the person.

Hey, are you guys still accepting players?  I've been reading Eclipse Phase and it sounds really cool.  I was thinking of playing a journalist, kind of a Transhumanist Hunter S. Thompson.  Let me know if I'm in!

Sure, go ahead and read up on the previous posts and start creating the character. Email it to me: nightraider0[at]gmail.com
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: infinitejesting on January 31, 2011, 10:48:14 AM
"Sure, go ahead and read up on the previous posts and start creating the character. Email it to me: nightraider0[at]gmail.com"

Thanks!  I'll get started right away!
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: infinitejesting on January 31, 2011, 08:21:49 PM
ah, yeah, just read the system.  It seems a bit too complex for my liking, I'm going to have to bow out.  You guys have fun though!
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Robot Master on February 01, 2011, 08:51:50 AM
I'll be writing up that background tonight. Any word on whether or not we're getting a board?
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on February 01, 2011, 10:25:01 AM
I'll be writing up that background tonight. Any word on whether or not we're getting a board?

I PM'ed Ross about it, he says he'll set it up for us. Hopefully it should be up soon.

ah, yeah, just read the system.  It seems a bit too complex for my liking, I'm going to have to bow out.  You guys have fun though!

That's too bad, thanks for taking an interest though. The system is more akin to Call of Cthluhu with rolling percentile dice under skill-based checks so it should be relatively simple once we get a game going.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on February 01, 2011, 07:01:23 PM
The campaign forum has been set up. I'll start posting the first threads tomorrow. http://slangdesign.com/forums/index.php?board=30.0
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: csr556 on February 03, 2011, 10:26:32 AM
Hi Dom.

I read your Google Wave and I'm checking to see if you still have room for one more player.

let me know.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: Dom on February 03, 2011, 11:46:26 AM
Nice, there's still room for a few new players. Make sure to read on the previous posts on this thread.

What sort of character concept do you want to play?
As of now, we have a hard-boiled detective, an AGI in a human body, and a social character that is currently in creation. I also have another player interested in playing an Async.
Title: Re: Eclipse Phase PBP Interest Check (3-6 players)
Post by: csr556 on February 03, 2011, 04:40:39 PM
Hmmmm.

either a spy type, or a bounty hunter.

Gives me research, social and combat skills either way.