Interest in Eclipse Phase?

HollowerFollower's picture

Given the lack of interest in a Star Trek RPG, I've decided to see if there's any interest out there in another game I've been thinking of running for a while: the transhumanist RPG Eclipse Phase.

What is Eclipse Phase?

Eclipse Phase is a post-apocalyptic roleplaying game of transhuman conspiracy and horror. Humans are enhanced and improved, but humanity is battered and bitterly divided. Technology allows the re-shaping of bodies and minds and liberates us from material needs, but also creates opportunities for oppression and puts the capability for mass destruction in the hands of everyone. Many threats lurk in the devastated habitats of the Fall, dangers both familiar and alien.

Which is where the players come in, taking on the role of “sentinels,” agents-on-call for a shadowy network known as “Firewall.” Firewall is dedicated to counteracting “existential risks” - threats to the existence of transhumanity. These risks can and do include biowar plagues, nanotech swarm outbreaks, nuclear proliferation, terrorists with WMDs, net-breaking computer attacks, rogue Ais, alien encounters, and so on. Firewall isn't content to simply counteract these threats as they arise, of course, so characters may also be sent on information-gathering missions or put in place as pre-emptive or failsafe measures.

Characters may be tasked to investigate seemingly innocuous people and places (who turn out not to be), make deals with shady criminal networks (who turn out not to be trustworthy), of travel through a Pandora's Gate wormhole to analyze the relics of some alien ruin (and see if the threat that killed them is still real). Sentinels are recruited from every faction of transhumanity; those who aren't ideologically loyal to the cause are hired as mercenaries.



Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
chado's picture

Could be...

Seems like a very interesting game.  Don't have time time myself at the moment, but I will be sure to check back on this thread to see how things go for you.  Maybe when things slow down this summer.  Good luck.

HollowerFollower's picture

If it helps anyone, Eclipse

If it helps anyone, Eclipse Phase is published under the Creative Commons license, meaning that, if you so desire, you can download the core book's pdf off the internet and read it to your heart's content, no charge. Of course, if you like what you see, I recommend buying it.