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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #135 on: November 13, 2011, 07:45:18 PM »
For those interested, here's the plot hook for the climax of the Luna tier.  Spoliers ahead.

[spoiler]The Erato Heist

The Oversight agent known only has Manjappa has engineered governmental collapses and extinguished hundreds of lives in pursuit of his aims.  Despite Firewall’s best efforts and an increasing number of dedicated resources, the opposition’s ultimate goal remains a mystery, and Manjappa has begun bloody retribution on those agents he has managed to identify.  However, in an attempt to betray before being betrayed, the reclusive triad master Yuon has revealed Majappa’s purpose on Luna to Team Kraken: the robbery of a prominent LLA bank.

Proxy Clean and his erasure squad used the team’s intel to find the cat’s paws in the mines beneath the city.  The residents of the Erato address turned out to be The Haunted Stars, the inner system’s most notorious bank robbers. Now, the team must interrogate these master criminals, find out what they were after, and figure a way to snatch their only chance at catching their prey before it is too late. How a group of battered, exhausted, and rushed spies manage such a feat in the face of the most sophisticated security systems devised remains to be seen….
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #136 on: December 12, 2011, 01:31:56 AM »
KNOW EVIL AP SPOILER
[spoiler]we totally fucking robbed that space bank. robbed it so hard.[/spoiler]

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #137 on: December 12, 2011, 01:57:34 AM »
That's not a spoiler.  You posted that on your twitter.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #138 on: December 12, 2011, 06:37:40 AM »
What's also not a spoiler is how damn awesome Episode 5 is. Even without a driving plot hook, this session is filled with such great character interaction and intriguing plot hooks spread everywhere.

Damn, damn good stuff Caleb.
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #139 on: December 13, 2011, 06:51:03 PM »
Cody was in one episode - he was an explosive addition to the group.

I just got this. Damn you and your foreshadowing puns, Ross Payton!  >:(

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #140 on: December 18, 2011, 09:33:36 PM »
Since Ross is the one who got me into Charles Stross, I assume everyone is already familiar with Accelerando?

It's pretty goddamn awesome.
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #141 on: December 27, 2011, 02:18:50 PM »

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #142 on: December 27, 2011, 02:20:00 PM »

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #143 on: December 27, 2011, 04:29:20 PM »

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #144 on: December 27, 2011, 11:18:52 PM »
Currently Reading: FIGHT!: The Fighting Game RPG! (it owns)

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #145 on: December 27, 2011, 11:44:53 PM »
I am going to run this tomorrow.

Do it.  Record it and then put it on the community site.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #146 on: December 28, 2011, 07:44:04 PM »
IT HAS BEEN DONE.

Although I couldn't record it, as half of my group refuses to be recorded. But anyway, did you know that Firewaru agents apparently consist of nothing but nekomorphs with railsnipercannons?

You do now.

And it was awesome. Especially given the Space Whale master.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #147 on: January 09, 2012, 09:08:47 PM »
Everything is better with Space Whales.

Rules question for EP: As far as I can tell, it's a  good hack to get several of the ghost rider lumps installed, load them with Alpha forks and use said forks to give you a +X0% bonus to all rolls as they count as helpers?

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #148 on: January 10, 2012, 01:07:16 AM »
While I don't think there's a specific written rule for it, I have assumed that you can't repeatedly install the same cyberware (or any enhancement) multiple times in the same morph.

That said you could certain keep an Alpha of yourself in the Ghostrider to assist you as long as you don't mind the stress that repeatedly generating Alphas can cause (or the seperate that will grow between you and the fork if you leave it unmerged).

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #149 on: January 10, 2012, 03:41:39 AM »
It's partially for a character concept but also from a "hack" perspective, I like the idea of a whole mess of alphas and the prime forming a kind of bicameral transhuman.

(Character concept is a dude who's trying to form "human AI" in that enough brains/people connected should be able to create a whole that can rival a seed AI. This was before hearing about the neo-synertists and Pax Familia who are doing exactly what my character had planned, bleh.)