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Offline hellrazoromegaTopic starter

Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« on: July 13, 2016, 11:50:14 PM »

So I have the wild idea for and Eclipse Phase game. For those who don't know the system (which is awesomely Creative Commons) it is a tale of Transhuman goodness where characters can transfer their consciousness to a myriad of biological, artificial, or digital bodies/personas.  Set in a future where the Earth has been made uninhabitable and the survivors of humanity live on the or near the other planets, moons, and asteroids of the Solar System. Interstellar travel is only possible through the dangerous and enigmatic Pandora's Gates which some fear are a sinister trap laid by some unknown advanced race. Travel within the system can be achieve by conventional means or by having a consciousness transmitted to a distant location and downloaded into a body on the other end. Along with humanity several species have been uplifted to sentience; cetaceans, octopi, corvids, and apes to name a few. The only aliens humanity has encountered are truly alien, in contrast to many RPGs. The Factors, as they are known, are close to a sentient colony of over-sized plankton or algae.  Eclipse Phase of is a game of intrigue surrounding the themes of the recent near extinction of humanity at the hands of a group of AIs known as the TITANS and humanities struggle to readjust to their new place in the universe. The PCs take on the roles of Firewall agents. Firewall is secret organization dedicated to averting another Fall, as the near extinction of humanity is known, by any means necessary.

So due to the ability to swap bodies I see some interesting potential. My game would have the players operating a front operation which is a traveling brothel while secretly pulling jobs for Firewall and pursuing other interests since Firewall is almost never a full time job.

Anyway I am looking to see if there would be any interest in such a game.

Some images for the feel of the game.

Pandora's Gates
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« Last Edit: July 15, 2016, 12:37:27 AM by hellrazoromega »

Offline Angiejuusan

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 12:26:19 AM »
If ya got room for a lady who has way too much of a fetish for robot girls, I'm in.

Offline Skynet

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 01:04:48 AM »
Interested as well!

Is it going to be freeform, the original system, or FATE version?

Edit: I'm fine with any option.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2016, 04:57:44 PM by Skynet »

Offline wander

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 08:18:55 AM »
If this is the FATE system, I'm in. After playing some games with it, it's my favourite way to play.

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 04:09:29 PM »
Eclipse Phase of is a game of intrigue surrounding the themes of the recent near extinction of humanity at the hands of a group of AIs known as the PrometheansTITANS and humanities struggle to readjust to their new place in the universe.

Do not mix those up :P

Also, I'm in, but only if we use the original system.

Offline Skynet

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2016, 04:58:29 PM »
I edited my earlier post, but system-wise I'll weigh in to say that I'm cool with either the original system, FATE, or even freeform. As long as I get to play me some Eclipse Phase! ;D

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Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 06:55:07 PM »
Ooh!  Ooh!  May I play? 

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2016, 08:44:01 PM »
 Gonna throw my hat in here too.

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Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2016, 08:57:46 PM »
I'm in! The body hopping headonism, chaos and horror of Eclipse Phase is certainly my bag.

Offline Skynet

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2016, 09:06:02 PM »
Gonna throw my hat in here too.

I'm in! The body hopping headonism, chaos and horror of Eclipse Phase is certainly my bag.

Hey there, old role-playing partners! This can be fun playing in a game with familiar faces!  :-)

Offline hellrazoromegaTopic starter

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2016, 01:03:56 AM »
Do not mix those up :P

Also, I'm in, but only if we use the original system.

Oh Fuck I did do that didn't I. Silly me.


In any case I don't know FATE and kinda really like the Original System. While character creation can be a bit of a beast it is also deep and once charterers are done the actual game play is rather easy in my experience. So Apologies to those who that puts off.

Everyone who is still in given the above and has expressed interest thus far is welcome. To clarify I see the front as being a more of a high end Call girl/boy/other operation. Subjects could be Farcast to the client location into a waiting body, or could conduct business the "old Fashioned" way. Due to the high end nature of the operation the characters would be free to lay out the manner of clients they take and how often, what kinks are allowed, not allowed, etc. Some interactions could even be completely virtual. I would expect that some of the characters might take an, all comers who can afford it approach, while other would have a strict and limited client list--all of that would be up to the players.

So anyone still in is free to start hitting me with character concepts for approval. Remember that the Brothel thing is a front for a Firewall cell so I giving and additional 400 character points which can only be spent on things related to the brothel front. Valid expenditures include specialized smexy Morphs, Rep related to favored clients, Knowledge skills such as Profession Masseuse, Art: Singing (if the character is going for the geisha sort of thing). I might allow a few points to go to active skills here (no more than 50 total) and only with a very awesome explanation.

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Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2016, 01:04:56 AM »
Willing to tag, but I'm unfamiliar with the gaming systems.

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Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2016, 05:48:55 AM »
Still interested! 

Relikai, this system is creative commons so you can get the books on line free and legal.  (Buy them if you like and can afford!)  :) 

Let me k now if I can help.  :)

Offline Skynet

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2016, 03:55:41 PM »
K, here's a link to Camila, my PC's uploaded charsheet.

And pic idea.

The idea is that she was from Old Earth Dominican Republic (or whatever geo-political body controls that area) and was lucky enough to evacuate her physical body during the Fall thanks to her family having connections. Unfortunately she ended up in the Jovian Republic, and over time she grew to resent its authoritarian streak. Eventually she managed to egocast out, albeit her only real choice was an outer system habitat. It was lonesome in the brinker colony, so she grew used to monitoring Mesh traffic and social interaction beyond her few-hundred peers in meatspace. Her skills improved a lot, both technical and social. She made some credits and Rep for herself and the habitat, and moved to Extropia for a career in entertainment.

Camila joined Firewall after noticing irregularities in the Pits, an unregulated slum in Extropia. Apparently an exhuman faction used the anarcho-capitalist's city's lack of proper government to take advantage of those with no @-Rep or credits to speak for themselves. Camila's fast acting brought light of an exsurgent virus strain to a waiting Firewall cell, and from there she found herself a new side career as one of transhumanity's hidden defenders.

So the bonus 400 points are:

40 for my Pleasure Pod Morph's Positive Traits

60 more on enhancing Art: Painting and Profession: Dance by 20 each (30 to 50, 40 to 60 respectively)

25 more in boosting Profession: Escort to 20 points (30 to 50)

11 in Interest (Writing)

35 in boosting Persuasion from 30 to 50 and adding the Seduction specialization

160 more in 40 points each for 4 languages (Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, & Mandarin) for knowing clients of many backgrounds

65 for a 50 in Interest: Extropian Literature. Figured that Extropians would still be interested in writing stories about their political ideologies in the vein of Libertarian Science Fiction, and being rich clients Camila familiarized herself with many of their works.

4 for 4,000 bonus credits for an anonymous account for each of my morphs and a fiber camera.
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Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2016, 09:28:29 PM »
Here's a character I'd like to play.  Xer background anyway.  I'd play up the gender fluidity for this story.  :) 

Name      Juan Diego Iglesias
Alternative   Isabella Iglesias
Handle      Curiosity
Background   Lunar Colonist
Faction      Hypercorp (Pathfinder)
Morph      Crasher

Build Points      0/1000
Actual Age      24
Gender Identity   Flexible, but basicly male. 
App Age         21
App Gender      Female
Height         6’3”
Weight         220lbs (20 of it cybernetically reinforced skeletal structure.)     
Build         Slender and curvaceous. 
Skin         Palest pink.     
Hair         Lavender with purple streaks, all of it with a metallic sheen. 
Eyes         Lavender
Style         

History      Born on Luna 14 years before the fall to a family of Spanish immigrants, Juan Diego Iglesias was given to poking his nose into all the oddest corners of the habitat, getting lost in the Helium 3 Mines, and scrambling up to the tops of the buildings to gaze out the dome at the stars.  “Before the Fall,” he would explain in latter years, “The magic was in the future.  The power of the gods was in our hands, and the galaxy was ours to explore, to save or to conquer.  These were the stories I experienced through all manner of stories and games. 
   “After the fall, our fantasy changed as much as our reality.  The magic was in the past now, in the manifold golden eras when Earth was green and blue.  I remembered the old magic, though, and when the first Pandora gate was discovered, I saw my destiny.” 
   Fueled by the promise of the Pandora Gates, Juan Diego studied hard and worked harder.  His trades were architecture, habitat engineering, and industrial mechanics.  Every cheque, rather than enjoy the entertainments, parties, or vacations his success entitled him too, he banked more towards the goal of leaving this life behind to explore the galaxy as a Gate Crasher. 
   At first as a creative exercise, but increasingly as a key part of his goal, Juan Diego began to design a custom morph that he intended to sleeve into for his adventures.  Stronger, faster, smarter, and more durable, this new body became the focus of his goals.  It could breath the thinnest atmospheres, ingest the most lethal toxins, It’s eyes were keen as any bird of prey.  It could take a rail to the chest and still carry it’s wounded teammates back to the Gate to the safety of Sol’s space. 
   It was beautiful. 
   She was beautiful. 
   The more Juan Diego considered this masterpiece, the more certain he was that the perfection he was creating could not be contained in the graceless body of a man. 
   And so, in his 22nd year, Juan Diego Iglesias made a contract with the Pathfinder hypercorp on Mars.  He subcontracted through them for the creation of his new body, and deferred it’s cost a bit by arranging for his old form to be sold to an digital refugee from old earth who’d been without a corporeal form since the fall. 
   Juan Diego lay back in a biobed and closed his eyes.  His ego was digitised and uploaded through subquantum tethering to a similar station on Mars. 
   There Isabella Iglesias opened her lavender orbs for the first time and went to meet her destiny. 
   For several months, Isebella trained with a group of four other girls--a mercenary, biologist, a xeno-archaeologist, and an extreme athlete, in preparation for their first mission--the first trip living beings would make through the gate to a misty forest world dubbed Avalon. 
   Since sleeving into her new morph, Isabella has had perfect recollection of every moment of her life.  It was only when she stepped through the pandora gate, side by side with the mercenary girl Xu Li, that Isabella first experienced a loss of memory.  She has vague recollections of luminous flowers, massive trees, and silvery mists.  She’s quite certain that their navigation systems grew scrambles.  They became lost in the mist.  Hulking shadows stalked them.  Grinding chimera of chromium steel assailed them.  She grew feverish. 
   Something had shot her in the left lung. 
   She is certain that she experienced at least three days of complete fuge after that point, at the end of which she staggered back through the Gate to Mars, with the ebony skinned biologist Lita Macintosh carried over her shoulder, seemingly half dead from fever. 
   Isabella has yet to see Lita again.  For some days after, she herself was in a state of tabula rasa.  In her dreams, she wrestled with a shadow that threatened to smother her mind.  As the sun rose on the seventh day, Isabella jerked awake, fully aware of who she had been, and who she was, and with some idea of what she had become. 
   The shadow was still in her.  She wrestled with it every night.  Because she controlled it, though--sometimes with the help of some OCD rituals--she could compel it to yield its power to her.  Isabela’s senses were more heightened than ever before.  She could hear the thoughts of others, slip subtle commands into their minds, communicate through what she could only describe as telepathy, and even strike out against a foe with a blade of will striking them directly in the brain, causing potentially lethal seizures. 
   Isabella had to know what had happened to her.  She maintained her ties to Pathfinder, but instead of preparing for another gate crash, she took an extended hiatus to work as a simple industrial mechanic.  Out on the matrix, she researched signs of others who might share the powers she’d discovered. 
   She found them, scattered through the shadows of the solar system, all of them apparently victims of a failed titan nano-virus intended to transform them into agents, but failing to do more than grant them phenomenal powers and in many cases drive them mad. 
   The question then came to her, “What was a Titan’s nanovirus doing on Avalon? 
   “What are the Titans?” 
   She did not find these answers.  The answers found her. 
   Firewall found her. 
« Last Edit: July 15, 2016, 09:30:04 PM by Muse »

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2016, 03:40:20 PM »
Got a Async character that needs a new home, ill get her tweaked and written up for this.

Did they ever update that character sheet your using Skynet? Last time i looked it didnt have the newest stuff.

Offline Skynet

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2016, 03:49:40 PM »
Did they ever update that character sheet your using Skynet? Last time i looked it didnt have the newest stuff.

I don't think it has Firewall and X-Risks stuff. Neither Transhuman.

.95 version

Offline Re Z L

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2016, 04:27:59 PM »
Think I'll try and piece something together, I do like the original EP system...

Maybe something like a mechanic of some sort

And to go along with Skynet's potential picture...


Good ol' Ganassa


Edit:  Maybe something of a hacker/tinkerer/medic sort...with expertise in VR/XP to provide things for clients that they couldn't normally get in the real world (Carnival of the Goat formerly?).
« Last Edit: July 16, 2016, 10:17:09 PM by Re Z L »

Offline hellrazoromegaTopic starter

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2016, 10:36:06 AM »
@Skynet I am still going over the main sheet but the extra 400 points is approved.

@Muse background looks good

So I am thinking about having the operation based on a Spaceliner that plies the lanes out around Saturn and beyond.  The primary employees would be ranked in a way, with Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond tiers. As a rule the Firewall agents (PCs) would be Diamond tier, though some might be in lower tiers to keep and eye on things. The Silver and Gold tier would have clients come to the ship, in person of bay farcasting, with Silver being mostly pleasure pods and Golds being more varied and exotic. The Platinum tier would be available for in house appointments or farcasting. The Diamond's appointments would be by whatever arrangements they chose, giving them wide autonomy. So exclusive and expensive are Diamonds that it would not be unusual for them not to have clients for months at a time. Firewall operation could then be spearheaded by one Diamond under the cover of a job, while the rest of the party having such freedom could follow along as a retinue or secretly under other auspices as the situation dictated due to them having such freedom.

Anyway, some ship ideas I am kicking around.






Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2016, 10:46:26 AM »
Nice. Might want to bring that sorta thing closer to the sun though where the rich inner system types would be more comfortable... unless the point is to be out in the wildlands of the outer system for titillation factor.


Offline hellrazoromegaTopic starter

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2016, 10:38:39 PM »
Nice. Might want to bring that sorta thing closer to the sun though where the rich inner system types would be more comfortable... unless the point is to be out in the wildlands of the outer system for titillation factor.
That is indeed the point the exotic element. Sort of the Hyper elite version of getting away from it all by farcasting out to to the hinterlands. However the beauty of such a vessel is that it can come in to the inner solar system from time to time or as needed to suit the tastes of the hyper elite. I have also considered keeping the main route closer to Mars, the only major thing such a vessel would have to always avoid would be Jupiter, the Jovians would pop a gasket!!!

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2016, 09:07:50 PM »
That is indeed the point the exotic element. Sort of the Hyper elite version of getting away from it all by farcasting out to to the hinterlands. However the beauty of such a vessel is that it can come in to the inner solar system from time to time or as needed to suit the tastes of the hyper elite. I have also considered keeping the main route closer to Mars, the only major thing such a vessel would have to always avoid would be Jupiter, the Jovians would pop a gasket!!!
Well, not really per-sey. Keep in mind that Jupiter is the mid-system slingshot... unless your destination is on the opposite side of the sun from Jupiter, your going around Jupiter to get where your going. Its stated in the books that basically *all* traffic between the inner and outer system passes through the jovian slingshot. The Junta doesnt control the entirety of Jovian space (Europa for example, is independent and left-leaning politically), and would get crushed if they tried to blockade the Jupiter slingshot orbit because neither inner or outer system polities would allow them sole mastery over trans-belt travel. Its important to keep in mind that Jupiter is fucking huge... we can pass the planet by without ever coming within a million miles of anything with a Junta flag on it.

If Titanian warships can traverse Jupiter (like they did during the Lotus incident) then i dont think a cruiseliner would have many problems.

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Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2016, 12:55:00 PM »
Let's see. 

Are we still on?  I need to figure out what to do with my four hundred extras. 

Offline hellrazoromegaTopic starter

Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2016, 07:29:11 PM »
Yep still here just waiting for anyone else to submit characters or ideas.
Well, not really per-sey. Keep in mind that Jupiter is the mid-system slingshot... unless your destination is on the opposite side of the sun from Jupiter, your going around Jupiter to get where your going. Its stated in the books that basically *all* traffic between the inner and outer system passes through the jovian slingshot. The Junta doesnt control the entirety of Jovian space (Europa for example, is independent and left-leaning politically), and would get crushed if they tried to blockade the Jupiter slingshot orbit because neither inner or outer system polities would allow them sole mastery over trans-belt travel. Its important to keep in mind that Jupiter is fucking huge... we can pass the planet by without ever coming within a million miles of anything with a Junta flag on it.

If Titanian warships can traverse Jupiter (like they did during the Lotus incident) then i dont think a cruiseliner would have many problems.

Not how I intended that but I see how the translation from what I was thinking to how I typed it was confusing, I meant bypassing Jupiter in that the Junta would not be pleased with the sex trade being plied in ports or places they control (not that such things don't still happen in even the most repressive of places, often more so). So when I said avoid Jupiter I meant as in stopping off there (in Junta controlled areas) not in passing through Jupiter space. Also so you are aware when I make what sound like definitive statements I do so for ease of speech, those who know me are well aware I believe there are exceptions to almost everything. So is it possible that one, or more, of the characters has customers even in a place like the Junta? Yes it sure is, they just have to be aware there could be consequences if they are found out.

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Re: Eclipse Phase LBGT+ Friendly [Interest Check]
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2016, 07:40:03 PM »
Yep still here just waiting for anyone else to submit characters or ideas. Not how I intended that but I see how the translation from what I was thinking to how I typed it was confusing, I meant bypassing Jupiter in that the Junta would not be pleased with the sex trade being plied in ports or places they control (not that such things don't still happen in even the most repressive of places, often more so). So when I said avoid Jupiter I meant as in stopping off there (in Junta controlled areas) not in passing through Jupiter space. Also so you are aware when I make what sound like definitive statements I do so for ease of speech, those who know me are well aware I believe there are exceptions to almost everything. So is it possible that one, or more, of the characters has customers even in a place like the Junta? Yes it sure is, they just have to be aware there could be consequences if they are found out.
Aha. Gotcha.  ;D