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Old 07-18-2009, 01:44 AM   #1
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Default [OOC]Transhuman Space/Traveller Interstellar Wars: Transhuman Stars

GAME FULL!

You might be the crew of a ship that came to port with some Gypsy Angels who had made a little base on an Oort Cloud. You might be the Gypsy Angels who live there themselves. They were living there to study the black hole within the object, and they've made a breakthrough.

They had been studying ways of ways to use it to manipulate space-time metrics (unlike the guys at Hawking Station, who were studying power generation and computation). They made a breakthrough: the first faster-than-light engine. They'd been sending it on test jumps around the Solar System, and it seems to work fine.

Now they want to send it on a test flight, out of the Solar System, and they want a crew of biologicals on board in case they run into aliens. Who knows how aliens might react to a robot ship turning up; they figure they've got a better shot if there's a mix of infomorphs and biologicals on the crew.

And so, you are the crew of the first extrasolar spaceship, going where no man has gone before.

Rules:
300 point characters. -150 points of Disadvantages. -5 points of Quirks.

Characters:
Benton Chuck, security professional (Noven)
-Clyde, Benton's LAI sunglasses
Rhys Forrest (rknop)
-VII LAI
-LAI Shadow of Gypsy Angel freind
McInnes XiuXiu, memeticist and businesswoman (celjabba)
-GTO, SAI ship-mind and humanoid robot
--Tenzan LAI, operates robot when GTO isn't using it
--LAI Shadow of Gypsy Angel friend
-Bunter, VII LAI
Beauregard Orenthal James, aka Horse, ship mechanic and martial artist (Flyndaran)
-VII infomorph

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Old 07-21-2009, 01:13 AM   #2
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I'm all over this! Will have a character soon. Can't believe no one else has signed up yet :) Any additional background?
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:31 AM   #3
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Finally! Someone replied! :D

Additional background? The folks on the rock a bunch of transhumanists who went and snagged the black hole, and decided to sit there in the outer solar system. More privacy, and less likely you'll have the minions of one of the big players trying to beat your door down, figuratively speaking. The ship that was visiting (assuming you don't all decide to play residents of the station, in which case you'll be testing out the drive in the ship that brought you to the body in the first place) was proably your generic Gypsy Angel freighter/icy body miner, with the relatively typical crew for such a vessel. Well, as typical as a crew of transhumans can be, anyway.

The reason the disadvantage limit is so high for the setting is because you're likely to have performed a number of modifications on yourselves, most of which would have had unintended negative side effects.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:21 AM   #4
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Default Re: [OOC]Transhuman Space/Traveller Interstellar Wars: Transhuman Stars

Would like to make a character for this, but am almost completely unfamiliar with transhuman and traveller... Any recommendations for quick ways to read up on it? Maybe I can make the next campaign, or be a very clueless type in this one?
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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Don't worry, your characters wouldn't know anything about the rest of the Traveller universe, either! As for Transhuman Space, you're basically a bunch of comet mining and/or herding tranhumanists who cruise around in your ships. The templates and whatnot are in Changing Times; Limited AI is 82 points, and Sapient AI is 153. An interface implant is -100 for the infomorph(s) living in it; the biological person it's implanted in buys it as an Ally with the Always (x4) modifier. I'll tell you if you violate one of the template's taboos or give yourself a trait it already has.

A note:
There's something of a tradition of shadowswapping. Basically, whenever Gypsy Angels get into a romantic relationship, they'll create low-resolution brainscans (as the high-resolution ones require destructive uploading) and trade them so that the each one is running the other in an interface implant; often they'll have between 1 and 3 running at once.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:34 PM   #6
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Default Re: [OOC]Transhuman Space/Traveller Interstellar Wars: Transhuman Stars

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A note:
There's something of a tradition of shadowswapping. Basically, whenever Gypsy Angels get into a romantic relationship, they'll create low-resolution brainscans (as the high-resolution ones require destructive uploading) and trade them so that the each one is running the other in an interface implant; often they'll have between 1 and 3 running at once.
I love my girlfriend, but I wouldn't want some nasty low-res copies swimming around in my head.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:35 PM   #7
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I got my former French Legionnaire turned private security consultant. How would you think he got out there?
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:48 AM   #8
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Well, I suppose that you might have been hired on as security for the ship or one of the people on it.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:25 AM   #9
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I could be interested in this campaign.

I had a THS character i already played, but of an much higher point total.
I toned it down to 300, but ...
It is now a dubious built, with most of the disadvantage not meaning anything once the campaign begin.
(secret, ennemy, amnesia, wealth)
And a perhaps crippling disadvantage once the campaign start
(The puppet only on possession)
And not many interesting skills if the campaign does not stay on a spaceship for most of the time.
here it is : http://vault.celjabba.org/dump/GTO.pdf
The program made a mistake : he have '-' fatigue, not 0, so it is wrong by 30 point. Sorry about this.


So, i ask you : would you accept him, or do you prefer i make a biological character ?


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Old 08-23-2009, 01:37 PM   #10
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Ok, I toned down the 350 point version of my guy to a 300 point version. Ready when you are =)

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