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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #510 on: October 22, 2015, 01:19:38 AM »
Hello all, hope it is not inappropriate to post this here but I though you might enjoy this.

So I have been running a campaign of EP for a bit. It is called Ozymandias and if you want to listen to recordings of our sessions, you check out the link here: http://mnh.podbean.com/

The premise is that way way back in the 2000's, a billionaire tech mogul with the vision of Steve Jobs, the arrogance of Donald Trump, and the zeal of William Jennings Bryan commissioned brain scanning experiments to help him become immortal. The players are the test subjects who were successfully instantiated 200 or so years later.

We have an ex bounty hunter, a corporate spy, a book store clerk, a student, and an Olympic Table Tennis player.

Check it out and if you enjoy our stuff, please send word. Otherwise we are simply speaking into an audient void and they are the worst kind of voids.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #511 on: October 22, 2015, 02:22:38 PM »
Hello all, hope it is not inappropriate to post this here but I though you might enjoy this.

So I have been running a campaign of EP for a bit. It is called Ozymandias and if you want to listen to recordings of our sessions, you check out the link here: http://mnh.podbean.com/

The premise is that way way back in the 2000's, a billionaire tech mogul with the vision of Steve Jobs, the arrogance of Donald Trump, and the zeal of William Jennings Bryan commissioned brain scanning experiments to help him become immortal. The players are the test subjects who were successfully instantiated 200 or so years later.

We have an ex bounty hunter, a corporate spy, a book store clerk, a student, and an Olympic Table Tennis player.

Check it out and if you enjoy our stuff, please send word. Otherwise we are simply speaking into an audient void and they are the worst kind of voids.

Awesome! Sounds a lot like the "Futurama" intro scenario that I cooked up a few months back. I think having "present day" characters getting re-awoken in the EP setting is a good way to introduce the game to players who don't want to read the setting material.
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #512 on: October 22, 2015, 08:05:55 PM »
Hello, everyone, long time listener, first time forumer.

I have a small problem/block. I'm thinking about making a small mini-campaign for newbies to the system (because all my friends are newbies to the system, haha), to get them both introduced to the system and allow them to feel their way into the backstory without requiring them to read hundreds of pages of story. So I thought about placing the setting on Earth at the moment the Fall starts, and the basic concept will be that the players (in their pre-Fall careers) will have to deal with the fallout of such niceties as terror attacks, shadowy missions for secret organizations, etc., with the payoff being that the terror attack that starts it all and several of the subsequent missions are the planning of the TITANs to use humanity against themselves while they build up their forces, with the players finally getting the big picture as they're headed off of Earth.

My big questions are, should i break up the episodes to teach various parts of the system? Like have the intro get them used to how skills work, and then introduce the sousveillance/Mesh, then combat options, etc.? And should I start them with characters with fewer options at creation representing the fact that they're not the people they're going to be in 10 AF?

Thanks for any advice in advance.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #513 on: October 22, 2015, 09:43:03 PM »
Have you read Think Before Asking? It's a free download so I would start there.

Make each layer of the simulspace distinct and imperfect - TITANs be imperfect machine gods anyway, so there's something wrong with each layer. A color can't be rendered right, smells are wrong, all music sounds the same.

When they get out, introduce something that triggers memories of those flaws. Leave it ambiguous.
Thanks, really helpful and I just plotted out the rough idea for the story today and am excited to add in the details.  If it is a huge success I'll definitely look at sharing the work I pulled together.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #514 on: October 22, 2015, 10:40:41 PM »
Hello, everyone, long time listener, first time forumer.

I have a small problem/block. I'm thinking about making a small mini-campaign for newbies to the system (because all my friends are newbies to the system, haha), to get them both introduced to the system and allow them to feel their way into the backstory without requiring them to read hundreds of pages of story. So I thought about placing the setting on Earth at the moment the Fall starts, and the basic concept will be that the players (in their pre-Fall careers) will have to deal with the fallout of such niceties as terror attacks, shadowy missions for secret organizations, etc., with the payoff being that the terror attack that starts it all and several of the subsequent missions are the planning of the TITANs to use humanity against themselves while they build up their forces, with the players finally getting the big picture as they're headed off of Earth.

My big questions are, should i break up the episodes to teach various parts of the system? Like have the intro get them used to how skills work, and then introduce the sousveillance/Mesh, then combat options, etc.? And should I start them with characters with fewer options at creation representing the fact that they're not the people they're going to be in 10 AF?

Thanks for any advice in advance.

The way I went about this problem was withholding points from the players until they understood what the points did.  I also issued them a questionnaire that had them describe their character and then I built them accordingly.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #515 on: October 28, 2015, 08:38:51 PM »
The great-great*mumble*-grandparent of smart clothes is here: clothing that vents as humidity rises: http://www.wired.com/2015/10/this-living-clothing-morphs-when-you-sweat/
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #516 on: October 29, 2015, 11:10:51 PM »
The great-great*mumble*-grandparent of smart clothes is here: clothing that vents as humidity rises: http://www.wired.com/2015/10/this-living-clothing-morphs-when-you-sweat/

Wow, that is...pretty wild. Looks like crocodile scales to me, which is a little freaky.
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #517 on: October 29, 2015, 11:17:08 PM »
The great-great*mumble*-grandparent of smart clothes is here: clothing that vents as humidity rises: http://www.wired.com/2015/10/this-living-clothing-morphs-when-you-sweat/

It's based off of Natto? But there's no slime! Interesting concept. Wonder how long it'll be until we see this in track and field, or if it won't be allowed as a technical aid.
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #518 on: November 24, 2015, 06:48:59 AM »
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #519 on: January 07, 2016, 04:33:30 PM »
Someone commissioned an art piece about a fight taking place on LEGBA.



Source and artist comments: http://www.theministryofabnormality.com/?p=1596
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #520 on: January 07, 2016, 05:01:00 PM »
That is really good.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #521 on: January 07, 2016, 08:20:52 PM »
Any of you guys hear that they just released an Eclipse Phase story anthology?

http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/166451?src=DTFFB

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #522 on: January 08, 2016, 07:15:08 AM »
Any of you guys hear that they just released an Eclipse Phase story anthology?

Already bought it ;D
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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #523 on: January 08, 2016, 07:11:59 PM »
New Wallpaper!!

Also just got the e-book.

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Re: Eclipse Phase
« Reply #524 on: January 14, 2016, 05:49:21 PM »
Someone commissioned an art piece about a fight taking place on LEGBA.



Source and artist comments: http://www.theministryofabnormality.com/?p=1596

The author altered the image, moving characters around and adding more background stuff.



He also released just the background.



Source for the new images and some new artist comments: http://www.theministryofabnormality.com/?p=1607
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