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Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2016, 11:21:49 PM »
@ Carnival: Writing sample is only required for those using Transhuman chargen/randomly rolling. For those using point-buy, I just want to see a concept.

Will read over what you've written of Světka, though. :)

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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2016, 12:42:06 AM »
The TL;DR version is Botched Uplift, Phoenix, Killer Instinct, Situational Awareness, TacNet Sniper, Edited Memories, Poorly Socialized (not the silly murderhobo RPG "look, I'm psycho!" version of Poorly Socialized one might expect from a super-weapon reject, but rather a "shy and lacking social skills, has trouble fitting in or feeling part of a group" Poorly Socialized) raven uplift from a Pre-Fall Soviet super-pilot program whose entire life has been a succession of being iced, thawed out again in emergencies, installed in combat aircraft or spacecraft more often than morph bodies, and who has died and been brought back over and over and over and over again as she stumbled or was traded/captured/"rescued" from one owner or employer to another. Currently installed in a Blackbird with some Opteryx-inspired mods to make it a stealthy ground-runner as well as flyer.

But her heart's in the right place! (somewhere between her esophagus and her spleen)

I like to think that her memories as read show that there's a fair bit more to her, though. :)

Offline wander

Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2016, 10:54:01 AM »
Hia, back after friend's bday and hangover weekend fiasco! ^^;;

After reading through, I'd like to use my regular character, Fox Vaan if possible. His character sheet is spoiler tagged in my request thread (link in sig) under the Eclipse Phase part in the first post. Quickly though, he's a former Scum turned Barsoomian. I created him with standard character generation and he has no extra experience or buys, he was built for starting games like this.

Any questions or comments, feel free to let me know here or PM me.  :-)

Only concern; My main off when it comes to EP games are two-fold, games stalling due to lengthy OOC discussions on science and realism when a simple dice roll can decide whether something happens or not, also it's the kind of game where people feel compelled to write massive posts, which intimidate me and I find a chore to reply to... I just wanted to know what your thoughts on these were before throwing my chips into the pot, Blythe.  :-)

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2016, 12:11:30 PM »
OOC discussions on science and realism when a simple dice roll can decide whether something happens or not

I love science, but I'm not a stickler on realism. A bit of discussion is great, but if I think things are getting bogged down, I'd either let the dice decide or make a GM call.

, also it's the kind of game where people feel compelled to write massive posts, which intimidate me and I find a chore to reply to... I just wanted to know what your thoughts on these were before throwing my chips into the pot, Blythe.  :-)

I don't have a posting length requirement of any sort--sometimes people want to write long posts, and that's cool. But I'm of the opinion that for system games, write what feels right, whether that's a couple of sentences or a few paragraphs. Sometimes if someone's making a dice roll, you don't need several paragraphs to go with it--a few lines is fine. Sometimes there might not be rolling, but the RP text might be a little heavier. My posts might be a tad heavier whenever I'm needing to set up any introductory scenes, for example, but my posts will be shorter when resolving rolls.

As previously mentioned, though, this is going to be a slow-paced game. Anyone particularly concerned about a game having feelings of being "bogged down" might want to give my particular game a pass.

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2016, 12:17:03 PM »
Also, double post, but just a small list so I can keep track:

* Those who have sent in statistics/showed me statistics (will be reviewed and I'll get back to you within the next few days):
- Angiejuusan
- Riveda
- wander

* Those who have pitched concepts:
- CarnivaloftheGoat (who also pitched a writing sample)

* Those who stated interest:
- ReijiTabibito
- Muse
« Last Edit: April 10, 2016, 12:18:13 PM by Blythe »

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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2016, 02:39:21 PM »
Sorry for the delay.  I got lost on the road of life.

Okay.  I'm still cranking things out, Blythe, but I have a general concept that I've been tossing around to submit to you.  To sum up in one sentence:

The love child of a three-way between Indiana Jones, Samus Aran, and a Vault Hunter.

There's a bit I'm still debating, like specific backgrounds (one of the pitfalls of the much-vaunted Kindalas' spreadsheet - it includes no Backgrounds or Factions that are introduced in Transhuman), though I've got the Faction nailed down to one of three (Argonaut, Precautionist, or Titanian).  Their main focus - in terms of Knowledge skills - would be on things like Gate Operations, Exoplanets, and Forensic Archaeology, with a side-dash of being a TITAN containment specialist.

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2016, 05:41:45 PM »
I am also interested in this! ...And frankly shocked that someone wants to run it. But also pleased.... very very pleased. I've lived with a sad dearth of EP since my last game died.

Mhmm, that said, all my go-to concepts are already out. There is a Raven-Uplift already (and I wouldn't dream of stepping on dear Carni's toes), Lost are banned and Ultimates are a bad idea given the locale. I shall have to come up with something new!


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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2016, 06:16:57 PM »
  And my only concept Reiji is running for me.  ^_^;; 

  Let's see what I can come up with... 

  Is there any sort of skill set it would be important to have that isn't represented yet? 

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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2016, 07:50:51 PM »
On second thought, Blythe, are you okay with me doing a Ultimate? I normally wouldnt pitch one wandering around in Char Noir, but you do mention that G-OP is looking for them.... Would set her up with a combination social/combat focus with scientific/intellectual undertones, Iconics faction.

Otherwise, im thinking a neo-cetacean with a focus on mapping/geography/oceanography.

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2016, 08:08:28 PM »
Listy thing
* Those who have sent in statistics/showed me statistics (will be reviewed and I'll get back to you within the next few days):
- Angiejuusan
- Riveda
- wander

* Those who have pitched concepts:
- CarnivaloftheGoat (who also pitched a writing sample)
- ReijiTabibito

* Those who stated interest:
- Muse

Is there any sort of skill set it would be important to have that isn't represented yet? 

I haven't gone through submitted sheets, so I'll just posit a list of skills that would be handy. That in mind, I'll endeavor to tailor challenges for those who don't have these skills when possible.

Skills that will come up in the initial adventure to Penrose:
- Programming
- Medicine (only forms that would be suitable for on-the-fly combat medics, etc.)
- Interfacing
- Kinetic Weapons
- Freerunning
- At least one skill pertaining to TITAN knowledge

Other skills will be valuable, sure, but the above six will come into play most likely at some juncture.

On second thought, Blythe, are you okay with me doing a Ultimate? I normally wouldnt pitch one wandering around in Char Noir, but you do mention that G-OP is looking for them.... Would set her up with a combination social/combat focus with scientific/intellectual undertones, Iconics faction.

An Ultimate would be welcome. If you choose to go that route, make sure your character has good @-rep to justify being in Chat Noir peaceably. :)
« Last Edit: April 10, 2016, 08:09:32 PM by Blythe »

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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2016, 08:12:19 PM »
Yeah, someone should be a medic for sure.

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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2016, 09:47:23 PM »
  And my only concept Reiji is running for me.  ^_^;; 

  Let's see what I can come up with... 

  Is there any sort of skill set it would be important to have that isn't represented yet?

Programming can actually be a pretty big asset.  My character will have some of that, but it won't be a primary focus of theirs at the start.  You might want to look into that, Muse.

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« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2016, 09:48:51 PM »
My character has a silly high level of Programming and other nanofabrication-related skills. Interfacing and Infosec might be a better way for Muse to go.

Offline Angiejuusan

Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2016, 09:50:45 PM »
I to have high Programming. I can also FLY! And do a few other things. Interfacing is what Lyscaris excels in though, she's got a 90 in it.

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« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2016, 10:09:33 PM »
Some skill overlap is okay, should be noted. ^^

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« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2016, 10:16:32 PM »
Well, this is my original concept's history.  (Need to remember they don't want google drive links in the public parts of the site!)


History:   Growing up on Earth before the fall, Rindi became a huge fan of action oriented weekend long A.R. games.  She had a knack for the athleticism and combat prowess required.  By the time she entered high school, it occurred to her that a formal study of athleticism and combat skills could improve her game considerably.  She joined the gymnastics club, took lessons at the firing range, and found a really good martial arts dojo. 

   In the gymnastics club, she discovered parkour--as a sport, an art, and as an entertainment widely followed on the Mesh.  Her mixture of natural talent, serious training, gaming, and enjoyment of what she was doing made her very good.  Mixed with her hot body, pretty face, and easy smile, she became quite popular in her set and was soon making money selling various recordings of her games and athletic exploits. 

   During the Fall, Rini tried to lead some kids to safety through a city that was being crushed.  She lead them from war zone to war zone.  The last thing she remembers was leaping off of a collapsing building with a little boy in her arm while some sort of combat mecha sprayed the street below her with automatic rail gun fire. 

   After the eventual retrieval of her digitized identity, Rindi spent several years on the Mesh, playing games, learning at random, and studying electronics.  She picked up a lot of skills, but still thought of it as killing time in VR while she waited for an opportunity to acquire a new body.  She didn’t get what she’d expected. 

   Aaron Shin, the son of a hypercorp shareholder fast tracked for the board of directors himself enjoyed A.R. games and parkour in his leisure time.  He came across recordings she’d done of her games and parkour--and also some energetic and sexy roof to roof dances she’d featured in. 

   Aaron became mildly obsessed with her.  (It's not like he was used to encountering anything he couldn’t have.)  Before even approaching her with the contract, he’d already commissioned a custom morph for her, an olympian frame based on her original body, but even more attractive and possessed of some actual ‘action girl’ themed bioware.  It was already prepared when his people made Rindi the offer.  “Mr. Shin is looking for a companion.  A courtesan if you will, but one with the skill and athleticism to accompany him in his A.R. games and athletic adventures.” 

   Rindi was extremely dubious.  She knew that calling most people who got a Sleeve through corporate sponsorship wound up in a condition comparable to 17th century bond servants at best.  The agent glossed it over, but she knew the out she was being offered was to become a glorified slave girl to this “Aaron Shin.”  Given that immortality was the norm in this day and age, she might wind up his bed and sleeping bag warmer for centuries--never losing her youthful beauty or physical edge or whatever else might fade to encourage him to tire of her. 

   When the agent realized she was on the verge of refusing, he pulled out the stick to go with the carot.  He mentioned that turning down a body would see her dropped to the bottom of the waiting list.  He insinuated that her name might slip off of that list all together.  In fact, her identity might wind up unplugged from the matrix and misspaced, leaving her in digital statis ‘til the end of time. 

   Furious and terrified, Rindi finally agreed.  She was shut down.  Her personality and memories were edited.  She thinks she has a good idea of in what ways.  He removed her former lovers from her memory, making her a mental virgin as well as physical.  Her vague streak of sexual submissiveness was heightened to the point where it was almost a compulsion.  For her first three years she was Aaron Shin’s submissive and loving companion in spite of herself. 

   Her resentment of her sation slowly grew.  She only left Aaron’s home to accompany him to games or athletic events.  She wasn't permitted to work, she wasn’t permitted to game without him.  He had many other women.  This didn’t bother her when she was allowed to participate, but…   The fact that her master seemed to genuinely enjoy her company made it especially hard to resist. 

   In her heart of hearts, she has to confess to herself that--if he weren’t such a bastard--she’d still be there, his loving slave girl. 

   But the longer she served him, the more she learned exactly what kind of man he really was--and how many suffered for it.  Sweat shops and flagrant pollution were the source of his wealth.  He was self centered and churlish.  He tormented his enemies and his lessers with glee. 

   Over the next year, Rindi used the cortex to make friends and connections.  She showed proof of the Hypercorp’s misdeeds to the right people while bringing herself into the public eye as an example of their crimes.  Eventually, Aaron’s father ordered him to emancipate Rindi before she could stir up any real trouble. 

   Once released, she moved to the slums of mars and ran with a band of rebels.  Eventually one of her contacts recruited her into Fire Wall. 

   For both of these groups, she uses skills she honed as a gamer to become a formidable warrior. 


*  *  *

Notworthy skills: Action Girl, Parkor expert, rail guns and swords.  Driver.  Electroincis.  Networking. 

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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2016, 03:08:01 AM »
Also Blythe, as I may or may not have mentioned for my character in my request thread, reps can certainly be shifted about on the sheet for a better fit and also with the talk of skills, I can swap one or two around if you feel it would be best for the character also. :)

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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2016, 07:21:30 AM »
Just a quick addendum regarding Svetlana's skillset:

She's a scout, search and rescue and a standoff fighter.

Higher skills include Flight, Fray, Infiltration, Perception, Pilot: Aircraft, Prof: Reconnaissance, Prof: Search-and-Rescue, and Seeker Weapons (K- and laser weapons require having a LOS to your target...Seeker weapons only require your laser-designating drone to have a LOS to target. Indirect fire! It's what's for dinner... ;D )

I have a rough-out of the sheet, should have something finished tomorrow or Tuesday.

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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2016, 12:32:34 PM »
Quick question.  What does the gender ego-balance look like right now?

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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2016, 12:34:09 PM »
Lyscaris is definitely female in ego, due to her creation even though she was (re)made as an AI. I should probably write down her origin eventually.

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« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2016, 01:03:07 PM »
Doric is generally male.

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2016, 03:15:28 PM »
Listy thing
* Those who have sent in statistics/showed me statistics (will be reviewed and I'll get back to you within the next few days):
- Angiejuusan
- Riveda
- wander

* Those who have pitched concepts:
- CarnivaloftheGoat (who also pitched a writing sample)
- ReijiTabibito
- Muse

* Those who stated interest:
- ChaoticSky


I have a rough-out of the sheet, should have something finished tomorrow or Tuesday.

Take your time. :)

I'm in no rush to get things done, and most likely it will be a few days before I can read/review everything. Since I know EP isn't really run often on these boards, I'm giving some time for anyone else that might want to post interest to post some interest.

I could skim sheets submitted right now, but I'm much rather allot some time to sit down for a more significant amount of time and review concepts/backstories/stats more in-depth. I like to customize stuff I run to the characters that I'll pick to be in it when possible.

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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2016, 05:34:39 PM »
Fox Vaan is male, but doesn't mind slipping into other gender bodies.

His current Splicer on his sheet is a clone of his original body and is male.

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2016, 05:49:37 PM »
Sarah is female, for what its worth. XD

I also got her sheet done (yaay me) in the character maker thing i use, so i should soon (hopefully!) have it converted for here.

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Re: Eclipse Phase: Through the Looking Glass [System] [Interest Check]
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2016, 07:56:26 PM »
Svetlana is also female (and an uplifted raven sleeved in a synth body and that's not what that port is for, but ego-wise, yes, female).