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  1. C

    How did Eclipse Phase do so much better then Cthulhutech?

    I know that there's some perception that they are kind of duelling games. In that they were released relatively close together and are both Lovecraftian horror games set in the future. However, it seems that Eclipse Phase came out of nowhere and totally stole CTech's thunder and...well, has sold...
  2. Khyron

    I Finally Saw Serenity and something bugs me

    I only watched Firefly after Sol Invictus 2011, so I guess I have a good excuse for not having seen the sequel movie until last month. Something about the ending bothered me: The anti-transhumanist sentiment in that line gets to me somehow. People in the Star Trek threads have mentioned...
  3. AlgaeNymph

    Reconciling technology and gnosticism

    That comment got me wondering exactly how that can be done. After some thought I came to this hypothesis: Technology is liberation. First, the whole point of gnosticism is that we are imprisoned. Because leaving the Phenomenal for the Supernal is extremely difficult the answer many mages...
  4. Count_Zero

    [SF] Looking for "Transhumanist Cyberpunk"

    So, I enjoy the Cyberpunk sub-genre of science fiction. However, recently, I've found that the "Cyberpunk" stories I've enjoyed the most have been ones with Transhumanist themes, either directly or in-directly - Ghost in the Shell, Altered Carbon, and most recently, Deus Ex: Human Revolution...
  5. David J Prokopetz

    [brainstorm] Gonzo transhuman settings.

    Most transhuman-themed RPG settings tend to focus on mostly-human characters having mostly-conventional adventures, and shove the really bizarre stuff off to the periphery of the setting. This is understandable, as it serves to make such games more approachable for mainstream audiences...
  6. C

    [CthulhuTech] Upgrading the NEG?

    Currently reading ANE and getting ideas for a more ruthless, fleshed out NEG compared to canon. My main notion is that to get around Aeon War Syndrome and the whole "Mythos leads to inevitable insanity and maybe getting eaten", the NEG is forced to attempt certain... unsavory methods, with mixed...
  7. ghotisticks

    Unknown Armies or World of Darkness for cyberpunk?

    I *love* Unknown Armies' mechanics--they're visceral, fast, and easy to understand. However, running a cthulhupunk game without enormous handwaviness would require a large time investment. I haven't found any player-generated stuff that pins it down mechanically. On the other hand, the World of...
  8. AlgaeNymph

    Questions about the Transhuman Engineers

    There's a Legacy in Legacies: the Sublime called the Transhuman Engineers (p.118-127), Obromoi who promote transhumanism. I've some questions I'd like to ask the Legacy's creator directly (anyone have a contact?), but in the meantime I'm interested in everyone else's thoughts.* * * *Why are they...
  9. AlgaeNymph

    [M:tAw] Plausible suppression of transhuman tech

    I want to create an antagonist who suppresses the creation of one or more advanced technologies, for reasons more plausible than maltheism. I've only got a few reasons at the moment (below) and would like help in creating more.* * * *An otherwise moral antagonist sees some rule-changing tech...
  10. R

    RPG players are unusual in their understanding and support of transhumanism. Why?

    For discussion. RPG players are usual as a subculture in that they have a much greater understanding of and support for transhumanism and/or transhumanist goals that any other randomly picked subculture. [Which manifests as games and other writing with very overt and dominant transhumanist...
  11. L

    [Eclipse Phase] What Happens If Humanity Wins?

    By "Win", I don't mean "victorious against the ETI." The ETI is far too technologically advanced and might not even be around anymore, much less actually give enough of a crap about humans. Rather, this is about what happens if humans prove themselves quite capable of eradicating the Exsurgent...
  12. A

    Transhuman DC Universe

    Superhero campaign setting I've been kicking around in my head. Basically, the idea is Batman Beyond, if you move the timeline a bit further and do a riff on Charles Stross post-Singularity scifi instead of William Gibson Cyberpunk. My basic question is how you'd go about updating things in a...
  13. Whollyrandom

    [ADVENTURES IN TIME AND SPACE] Setting thoughts

    I've been considering ways to mix two great flavours that might go well together and simultaneously address what is, to me, one of the great irritations of Who, namely the apparent total stagnation of the human race as a species throughout all periods after the present day - no obvious evolution...
  14. CLAVDIVS

    [Dresden Files] How will wizards cope with the Singularity?

    Wizards have a hard enough time dealing with the ubiquitous technology of the present, how badly is the future going to mess them up? The RPG mentions that hexing isn't, or might not be, a matter of technological absolutes (X kind of devices fail Y percent of the time around Z levels of magic)...
  15. Mike Taylor

    Death and the Powers: Transhuman Opera?

    MIT website NPR Audio Feed Here I've only just encountered this and thought it a fascinating choice to pursue in an operatic format. The extensive use of robotics is pretty cool as well. I was wondering if anybody else has heard about this and just what your thoughts might be.
  16. I

    Transhumanist Ideas in RPGS

    So, what ideas/concepts fit well in RPG settings? In a D&D world, reincarnation, raise dead, etc fits well enough. Would necromancy fit transhumanism? More especially the vampire/lich/self willed undead types of course, since continuation of one's mental facilities is a tenant...
  17. S

    RPGs without conflict

    I want to explore a certain theme, that of Utopia. Players are citizens of a Utopia, where everything goes absolutely right, all the time, and there is no internal or external threats, and everyone is genuinely happy. Think of it as Alpha Complex, but actually working properly. The problem: For...
  18. K

    [Eclipse Phase] Location, location, location

    I've been devoting my recent pleasure-reading time to Eclipse Phase, and I really enjoy the setting. One of the best parts is reading about all the awesome habitats, satellites, and cities scattered around the system. Any one of them just begs to host an adventure if not an entire campaign...
  19. Aysez

    [Exalted: The Infernals] Apotheosis

    So, my long running Infernals game has come to a crossroads. The three players' characters are all pushing Essence 5, and becoming quite unlike their patrons. One has asked about developing her own Excellency. Which is awesome, and completely in character. Unfortunately, the hinted-at Infernal...
  20. Stattick

    [build a setting] Transhumanist Fantasy

    Ok, after starting this thread HERE, I'm finding myself somewhat lost by the Exalted and DnD talk, since I don't know either of those games worth a hill of beans. So, I'm not quite able to follow all aspects of the discussion. Furthermore, people are debating whether some aspects of those...
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