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🎨 Creative Pitch me your Transhuman Campaign Idea - Eclipse Phase, Nova Praxis, Transhuman Space

Eponymous

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General Conrad form the Planetary Consortium has gone missing and he has taken the plans for the gatetrigger [a device which can be used to remotely cause a gate to overload] You are assigned by the Jovian Jaunta to find him and bring him back. Most of the large factions want to get their hands on the "trigger" for their own reasons and are trying to prevent the Juanta from getting the trigger. Furthermore the Danes on the moon Titan are trying to get thier hands on the trigger. Why? They therorise the same technlogy can be used to bootstrap their FTL drive research (research Firewall does not approve of due to its E-threat potential). Oh and Genral Kurt Conrad is rumored to be on Earth...
 
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Switek

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Re: Pitch me your Transhuman Campaign Idea - Eclipse Phase, Nova Praxis, Transhuman S

Janitor Bot Detective Noir: You are a maintenance bot on the ice mining platforms above Enceladus. Robots outnumber fleshies 100:1 here, but you find a murdered one hidden away during routine inspections. Doctored video surveillance show you and the victim as the only ones in the area, and wounds on the victim are consistent with your built in tool set. Can you figure out who did it before your are deactivated and deleted?
 

face_p0lluti0n

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Re: Pitch me your Transhuman Campaign Idea - Eclipse Phase, Nova Praxis, Transhuman S

Nova Praxis: Any character who's mind is linked to the mesh (SIMS, Apotheosized, etc.) starts hearing voices in their "head" giving them mysterious instructions or hinting at some important event which is imminent. Agents and other recording devices cannot capture this data, and as time goes on, more cases are reported. A new ascension cult begins to emerge as some begin to believe that there is a god in a radio frequency or net stream that those with digital minds can now access. Some fear a new Mimir has been designed out in apostate space or that this is a posthuman who managed to reach a new level of control over their mindset and has possessed the whole extranet.

Idea #2: All of the PCs are apostates who were recently accepted into one of the Houses. They still have a massive debt to work off, and get sent on dangerous missions because of their low rank. This is bad enough, but it gets worse when they realize that all the missions they are going on are against the very Apostate colony they all came from. Each mission, they must decide whether to screw over their old friends and family for Rep, or find a way to accomplish the mission without hurting anyone. For bonus points, their former Apostate buddies are of varying opinions on the subject of Transhumanity, so each character's choice to Apotheosize or not will be judged in every possible way by the cast of Apostates that the PCs encounter.
 
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GoldenH

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Re: Pitch me your Transhuman Campaign Idea - Eclipse Phase, Nova Praxis, Transhuman S

Still working on my setting, Latex Angels and Cybernetic PIs - where a technological breakthrough lead to a failed singularity. Latex nanotechnology allows quantum computing, shapeshifting bodies, and cheap, clean mechanical power. But the security isn't up to date, and is so easily hacked that it nearly lead to the collapse of civilization. Now, using the technology is Illegal - but the knowledge of how to do it is there, and there are always people so desperate for SOMETHING that they're willing to use it to make their lives better and get uploaded into a latex body. Who are then chased by the cybernetic PIs, having to make do with dirty, destructive, inferior but secure hardware to chase them down.

Think Blade Runner meets Aeon Flux. But you can probably do this in any of these systems.
 

face_p0lluti0n

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Still working on my setting, Latex Angels and Cybernetic PIs - where a technological breakthrough lead to a failed singularity. Latex nanotechnology allows quantum computing, shapeshifting bodies, and cheap, clean mechanical power. But the security isn't up to date, and is so easily hacked that it nearly lead to the collapse of civilization. Now, using the technology is Illegal - but the knowledge of how to do it is there, and there are always people so desperate for SOMETHING that they're willing to use it to make their lives better and get uploaded into a latex body. Who are then chased by the cybernetic PIs, having to make do with dirty, destructive, inferior but secure hardware to chase them down.

Think Blade Runner meets Aeon Flux. But you can probably do this in any of these systems.
That sounds like fun on its own, but it could also work as a NP remix in which someone has figured out how to reliably make people into Savants, triggering a huge conflict between The Coalition and whatever Apostate group or Ascension Cult figured it out.

Hmm, actually, here's NP idea #3: Rumor has it one of the Houses has figured out how to reliably cause people to become Savants. The other Houses are in a panic, but they can't act openly until they have proof. Within days, the House in question is crawling with spies and agents from the five other houses, causing the efforts of all five Houses to become muddled and obfuscated by the web of intrigue and deception. In my mind this would look a lot like a "Mirrors" campaign from NBA - so many layers of intrigue that you can barely remember who you are working for or why, and neither can your superiors or enemies.

NP idea #4: Rumor has it that Apostates on one of the distant Exoplanets are growing alien plant matter with strange properties, possibly enabling them to genetically alter pure humans by exposing them to this plant matter through tainted food or an odorless gas. The PCs must investigate the veracity and scope of these rumors, while keeping the whole thing out of the hands of the media, lest it cause a panic among Purists.
 
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Jürgen Hubert

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Re: Pitch me your Transhuman Campaign Idea - Eclipse Phase, Nova Praxis, Transhuman S

Transhuman Space:

Bounty Hunters in Kenya: Thanks to the Olympus Project - the construction of Earth's first space elevator - everyone who is anyone comes to Kenya for their share of the pie, whether to help it, hinder it, or just profit from it. The local police is completely overwhelmed with all the most skilled criminals (and terrorists...) from all over the world, and it doesn't help that the best police officers tend to be poached by private security companies pouring into the country. As a result, bounty hunters are going through a renaissance, and it is their job to deal with criminals enabled by the most cutting edge technology of the world.

Smugglers in South-East Asia: In this region, China and its allies are staring down the Transpacific Socialist Alliance, and the Pacific Rim Alliance attempts to secure its territories from either. With all the tensions between ideologically hostile Great Powers which threaten to start the Pacific War anew, only one thing is certain: Smuggling is hugely profitable! The PCs own their own smuggling ship and engage in just enough legitimate commerce to make their smuggling activities look legit, and the crew consists from all sorts of misfits from all over the world - talking uplifted dolphin optional.

Cat Fights: In Fifth Wave societies, uplifted cats are becoming more and more common - and in a particular town, the uplifts have embraced social media with a vengeance. They constantly try to one-up each other on their reputation networks, making themselves look adorable and mischievous while making their rivals look petty and vengeful - all the while trying to keep their legal guardians in the dark about their nastier behaviors. And of course they need to defend their territories against other uplifts such as neo-canines... Will the clique of the feline PCs manage to triumph over their local rivals, or will it all degenerate into... cat fights?
 

face_p0lluti0n

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NP idea #5: Transhuman X-Files. Rumor has it that intelligent alien life is already among us, in disguise. The only humans you can be sure are really human are the ones made of metal. The Houses quietly authorize a small group of misfits to investigate each case, in order to report whether or not aliens have really infiltrated. Within the group, opinions on the truth of these rumors is...mixed. Many NPCs and maybe even some PCs are convinced that these rumors are fabricated as part of a conspiracy agenda by one or more of the Houses, or even the coalition senate.
 

face_p0lluti0n

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Idea #6: What if a gamma AI started showing signs of consciousness, and some Transhumans moved to protect it from deactivation, justifying their position with that fact that this is a thinking being and shutting it down would be murder?

Idea #7: What if rumors started flying around that one of the Houses was developing a real AI? The other Houses would investigate, but so might some Apostates and Ascension Cults, and maybe even the remains of the Federation and the Alliance.
 

Greymatter

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Re: Pitch me your Transhuman Campaign Idea - Eclipse Phase, Nova Praxis, Transhuman S

(Space Zombies!!!)

Biosleeves on all the worlds have suddenly started to move all on their own. They are driven by only the most basic need, the need to feed, but they seem to be acting as if they have a hive mind. To make matters worse many of the facilities that make the sleeves are creating and releasing them by the thousands.
 

wapa

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Eclipse Phase:

Infugee Caseworkers: You're a group of charitable individuals tasked with reinstantiating Earth's leftovers, the people who are only now getting woken up or put into bodies. Ideally, your job is to help these people put their lives together through counseling, tracking down and contacting those friends and relatives who survived, and getting them back to their lives with a morph, a home and something to do. In practice, your job is to do that while juggling funds, reputation, time, and a lot of very very broken people.
 
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