Author Topic: Eclipse Phase  (Read 268413 times)

Dom

  • Oregon Trail 13 Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 641
    • View Profile
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #315 on: December 12, 2012, 09:59:19 AM »
Even Plushie Preston celebrates Christmas in 10 AF







It was on sale, but unfortunately it has sold out. :(
http://www.etsy.com/shop/hine?sold_listing_id=117803543

IDaMan008

  • I am worth 100 points in GURPS...ladies
  • ***
  • Posts: 200
  • Lucky 13!
    • View Profile
    • Rag-NERD-rok Actual Plays
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #316 on: December 18, 2012, 02:01:02 AM »
:-D If only Plushie Preston came with a human skin suit...

Henry Hankovitch

  • Zombie Apocalypse Survivor
  • **
  • Posts: 61
    • View Profile
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #317 on: December 27, 2012, 11:59:19 PM »
OCP presents the new SAIROC-209, the latest in habitat policy enforcement and automated pacification.

"I'm sorry, but you are in violation of Public Safety section 211, paragraph 2b, regarding man-portable explosive devices and personal armaments.  If you would please, lay down your weapon.  You have fifteen seconds to comply.  Did I say fifteen?  I'm sorry, that should have been ten seconds.   Okay, now it's eight.  Five.  Four...three... you really should put the weapon down, sir..."

Gorkamorka

  • Oregon Trail 13 Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 646
  • Let me GURPS that for you.
    • View Profile
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #318 on: December 28, 2012, 04:15:31 AM »
Saturday morning breakfast serial does post scarcity economics.



http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2834#comic
Gorkamorka (Fridrik)

Gorkamorka

  • Oregon Trail 13 Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 646
  • Let me GURPS that for you.
    • View Profile
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #319 on: January 08, 2013, 04:01:35 PM »
What whales should look like in EP.
Gorkamorka (Fridrik)

Gorkamorka

  • Oregon Trail 13 Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 646
  • Let me GURPS that for you.
    • View Profile
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #320 on: January 11, 2013, 04:56:12 AM »
One more thing I want to put here.
Real life Reputation Economy
TED talk link
Gorkamorka (Fridrik)

Dom

  • Oregon Trail 13 Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 641
    • View Profile
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #321 on: January 11, 2013, 07:22:17 PM »
A few highlights of 2012 show that science fiction is slowly becoming a reality.

Seriously, this is worth a read.

http://myscienceacademy.org/2013/01/03/27-science-fictions-that-became-science-facts-in-2012/

blue_hitchhiker

  • Slayer of the Dread Gazebo
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #322 on: January 19, 2013, 01:32:38 PM »
The podcast 99% Invisible deals with design and human interaction.  Some of the episodes deal with issues that would come up in a game of EP. 

http://99percentinvisible.org/post/1314197574/episode-07-99-alien-download-embed-share

This episode deals with the design challenges in a zero-G environment.  Mary Roach's book, "Packing for Mars" is covered pretty well here (and is, its self a great resource for challenges in zero-G).  This might pay off in the small details. 


http://99percentinvisible.org/post/3998126463/99-invisible-extra-episode-19x-rjdj-reactive

This episode is about an app called RJDJ that creates musical tracks that react to sound in your environment.  This really got me thinking how Augmented Reality isn't just HUDs and Muses providing info.  The whole sense spectrum can be used to provide information or an enhanced experience.  In fact these other senses are probably better since we are visually-oriented creatures.  It's easy to be distracted if information from your muse is popping up all the time.  But if you have a, say an constants, low music track hooked up to your pulse or brain activity or other vital signs, and that music changes depending on how close you are to destroying your morph.  You can monitor your morph with out distracting from the task at hand.


Flawless P

  • I walk between the rain drops, tommy gun and katana in hand
  • *****
  • Posts: 1024
    • View Profile
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #323 on: January 22, 2013, 12:33:40 PM »
So if you are in an awesome action movie boss fight and your adrenaline is going it can communicate you adrenaline level by playing

DVDA - Now You're A Man

?

That would be great.
42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
If you can't fix it with duck tape you haven't used enough.
I intend to live forever -- so far, so good.

Snake-Eyes

  • I am worth 100 points in GURPS...ladies
  • ***
  • Posts: 175
    • View Profile
    • Illusive Comics & Games
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #324 on: January 23, 2013, 12:04:26 PM »
I don't know if anyone has seen this yet but it's a google map of mars with the mars cities marked on it.
<a href="" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win"></a>
You've been sucked out of the airlock into the black. Roll all the dice on the table for damage.

crash2455

  • I walk between the rain drops, tommy gun and katana in hand
  • *****
  • Posts: 766
  • #1 Brovine
    • View Profile
    • The Drunk and the Ugly
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #325 on: January 23, 2013, 12:14:50 PM »
A couple days ago on my lunch break I started realizing all the terrible things the internet can being to bear are so much worse in EP. Take, for instance, this scenario:

A metacelebrity becomes crossed with a TITAN strain and is able to instantly adapt to any situation, defeat any opponent, and charm everyone. Based on an old earth story involving a trek through the stars, the new exsurgent threat titles itself "Mary Sue."

CommissarKip

  • Slayer of the Dread Gazebo
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Weedlord Bonerhitler
    • View Profile
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #326 on: January 24, 2013, 03:46:31 PM »
I'm going to jump my group into Eclipse Phase by surprising them with a game during our next session. Plan is to have them not prepare anything for the next session of Pathfinder (I usually have them write something up) and then when they all settle down around the table hand them their eclipse phase character sheets and start the game.

After reading a couple of ready made adventures I've decided to start with the Continuity adventure. I've tweaked the beginning a bit to get them to practice the mechanics, kind of like a tutorial. Remember the beginning of the original Halo where the deckhand has you look up, look down, etc? Well, the Dr. Bot at the beginning has them go through some menial tasks (flex their arms, look around - that kind of stuff. I guessed that after re-sleeving the first thing a medical specialist or re-sleeving specialist would do is check to make sure you actually sleeved okay ) to have them roll a few times to get used to the system before hopping right into the game.

It's a group of 6 so I need to make quite a few sheets. Are the pre-generated characters in the core rulebook okay to use? Should I tweak them somewhat or should I just make them completely new ones?

Anyone have any suggestions?

clockworkjoe

  • BUY MY BOOK
  • Administrator
  • Extreme XP CEO
  • *****
  • Posts: 6517
    • View Profile
    • BUY MY BOOK
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #327 on: January 24, 2013, 05:09:20 PM »
The pregens should be fine, especially since the players won't know how to tweak or customize their characters.

Teapot

  • I dream in graph paper lines
  • ****
  • Posts: 264
    • View Profile
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #328 on: January 25, 2013, 12:29:00 AM »
Make them all Space Whales.

Yeah, pre-gens are pretty okay. Character creation is the hardest part about EP, if you cut that out, it's pretty easy. Though you might want to give each one a 3x5 with a list of bonuses their gear/implants/traits/whatever give them as well.

clockworkjoe

  • BUY MY BOOK
  • Administrator
  • Extreme XP CEO
  • *****
  • Posts: 6517
    • View Profile
    • BUY MY BOOK
Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #329 on: January 26, 2013, 09:05:20 PM »