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  • #555540
    CrazyMLC
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    http://www.eclipsephase.com/

    I’m wondering if you guys will ever make a podcast out of this game… it’s system seems to be Cuthulu/Spacemaster. It’s a Sci-fi game where people are getting into ‘upgrading’ them selves by inhabiting ‘morphs’. It is very hard to die, because you backup your ‘ego'(your personality, etc.)

    But, anyway, it seems like a good game and I think you guys would have a fun time with it.

    #616962
    Ieqo
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    • Owlbear

    As it happens, I have this one, and I too would love to hear it done. Perhaps the Texans might drop it in during at some point.

    #616963
    weasel
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    This game sounds really interesting. 😀

    I’ve been looking for a good post-singularity science-fiction rpg for some time – ever since reading Excession, in fact. I’m thinking about buying this and persuading the WH crew to give it a go after S7S, but so far I’ve only read about it, not seen the actual game.

    Can anyone tell me – is it

    a) any good?,

    and

    b) appropriate for someone (eg me) who likes rules-light narrative systems?

    #616964
    Ieqo
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    • Owlbear

    To answer Herr Weasel’s queries in order:

    a) It looks very good. The setting is solid, and from a read appears to achieve a good balance of sci-fi and horror elements (always a tricky business).

    b) Well, since I have a fairly famous dissatisfaction with rules-light narrative systems* you might expect any system that I say nice things about to have a fair bit of crunch. And in this case you’d be correct, but it isn’t all that bad. Its a fairly-standard percentile-based system with some varying levels of resolution complexity. The OP described it as Cthulhu/Spacemaster, but being intimately familiar with both, I’d put it quite a ways closer to Cthulhu than Spacemaster. Nothing that I can see that should stifle anyone’s precious creativity.

    * And actually that isn’t quite true; my dissatisfaction lies properly with pretentious players and GMs who tend to gravitate toward the more narrative systems. Present company is excluded, of course.

    #616965
    CrazyMLC
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    I just have read a lot of things that seem very funny.

    If you have a certain ‘implant’ in your morph, you become immune to poisonous chemicals, gasses, spoiled food, etc. It even says you might start to like the flavor of chemicals like cyanide. Lol.

    #616966
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Mmm, me likes me some napalm in the morning! 🙂

    #616967
    Ieqo
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    • Owlbear

    Could definitely make for an interesting recipe for Banannas Foster… 🙂

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