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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2009, 02:54:59 PM »
Oh thank god. This game hurts my brain when I try to think of adventures.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2009, 07:11:44 PM »
Hi Everyone,

First post on these forums but been listening to the podcast for a couple of months now. Anyway not sure when Eclipse Phase was released here in the UK but I picked up the print version last week. After flipping through most of the book and actually sitting down to properly read the background section today there seem to be some parallels between it and some sci-fi novels i've read. Thought it may be useful to post them up here as inspiration for adventures.

So here goes:

Richard Morgan - Altered Carbon is the first in the series followed by Broken Angels and Woken Furies (I think thats the right order). These books were the first place I saw the concept of 're-sleeving' and they also talk about the possibility of multiple copies of yourself etc. They also have the use of a cortical stack to store memories.

Peter F Hamilton - Anything by this guy! Particularly his Nights Dawn trilogy and Confederation Saga. Cant think of any direct links of the top of my head right now but I was strongly reminded of his books while reading through the EP background.

Thats all I have for now but hopefully it will be of some use!

Jake

Also would love to hear an EP actual play!



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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2010, 05:24:26 AM »
So i've been running eclipse phase for the past two weeks, a total of 12 hours.
It is actually far more brutal than i thought it would be at first, but in a good way.

I've gone less investigation and more action, but there is a mystery that two of the players decide to actually solve while the third player has gotten involved with a criminal syndicate on Luna.

But anyway, things I've been using as sources: Firefly, Battlestar Glactica, Ghost in the Shell is awesome- i still tons of shit from the movies and the series, Surrogates, Minority report- becuase of the Cops with jetpacks!

And I've been reading Jeff Somers' Avery Cates books. great and gritty. SUPER PULP and SUPER AWESOME.


The initial setup is that the players don't remember the last month of their lives, suddenly the come to and have to figure out who did what to them, why and how.
But over this month they have lost all their Rep and Credits. So they start by doing oddjobs, bounty hunting and basically evry kind of future sort of sci-fi job you can think of, trying to raise their rep and simultaneusly solve the mystery.

So far so good.
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2010, 11:04:29 AM »
Ghost in the Shell is a pretty good reference point for Eclipse Phase. Can't believe I didn't think of that before.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2010, 05:53:12 PM »
Especially the series because there are many more examples of cyber crime or whatnot that you could easily twist to be TITAN tech or  groups of AGIs trying to wipe out transhumanity.
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2010, 06:54:24 PM »
so jealous

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2010, 06:56:49 PM »
How do you fell jealously? Is it like felling a tree? Do I get to use an AXE?!?

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2010, 07:58:25 PM »
I fell jealousy with an axe.  Then I take the stuff I wanted in the first place.  Sometimes just threatening with an axe works, but it is not as much fun.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2010, 08:14:49 PM »
What are the mechanics for Eclipse Phase like? 
Their website says
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Eclipse Phase uses a variant d100/percentile system with some twists. The game is fast and simple, streamlined so players can dive into the world and action without being burdened down by complex rules.

Kinda vague.  BRP-ish??

The setting looks cool and I agree it reminds me of the Richard Morgan books and a few others.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2010, 08:25:59 PM »
i like the sleeves idea presented

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2010, 08:49:55 PM »
rocks fall everyone dies
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2010, 03:36:25 PM »
rocks fall everyone dies

Only the rocks are ROBOTS. And the robots are YOU. Welcome to Eclipse Phase.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2010, 04:27:06 PM »
There was a very low-key release of some new content for Eclipse Phase on DriveThruRPG.

Eclipse Phase: Sunward: The Inner System - More information  on the inner solar system as well as generally new plot seeds, sample characters etc. Also available as a Hack-Pack with high-res maps and images.

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=82590&affiliate_id=50261

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=82588&affiliate_id=50261


Eclipse Phase: NPC File 1: Prime - About 30 pre-generated NPCs ready to use in a game.

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=82659&affiliate_id=50261


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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2010, 01:47:53 AM »
moar EP stuff for everyone

http://www.aleph.se/EclipsePhase/

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2010, 08:21:12 AM »
The Fan-created wiki, Firewall Darkcast, is worth checking out for easy to browse information as well as some fan-created material.
http://www.firewall-darkcast.com/

The official blog on the Eclipse Phase site is also a good resource for extra information. For example, 5 new plot hooks for use in Mars.

Oh, and a really awesome inspirational art thread for Eclipse Phase.
http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=469777
« Last Edit: September 19, 2010, 08:29:39 AM by Dom »