Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > Transhuman Space

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-12-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
hackbarth
 
hackbarth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Default Eclipse Phase

Announced in GenCon, this seems compatible with TS.

http://www.eclipsephase.com/

It could be a 'future' for the TS setting. I see so few divergences from TS that could be used practically 'as is' in any campaign. Only with some terminology changed (and in a TS setting, terminology should keep changing anyway).
__________________
See my GCS Templates and GURPS Articles at my GURPS page.
hackbarth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
MrTim
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Default Re: Eclipse Phase

It seems a bit more cinematic and a bit more fantastic. For one thing, it apparently includes psionic powers as part of the setting.

They're offering a few preview copies at GenCon, so I'd hope that means the PDF should be available in the next couple of weeks.
MrTim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 06:37 AM   #3
vicky_molokh
GURPS FAQ Keeper
 
vicky_molokh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kyv, Ukraine
Default Re: Eclipse Phase

Psi? That would certainly shake up the 'stable' world of THS . . .
__________________
Vicky 'Molokh', GURPS FAQ and uFAQ Keeper
vicky_molokh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 07:29 AM   #4
Flyndaran
Untagged
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Forest Grove, Beaverton, Oregon
Default Re: Eclipse Phase

Quote:
Originally Posted by Molokh View Post
Psi? That would certainly shake up the 'stable' world of THS . . .
Same as FTL or time travel. Not very THS style.
Flyndaran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 07:37 AM   #5
SCAR
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Default Re: Eclipse Phase

TS also has no technological singularity.
SCAR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 08:21 AM   #6
sir_pudding
Wielder of Smart Pants
 
sir_pudding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ventura CA
Default Re: Eclipse Phase

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCAR View Post
TS also has no technological singularity.
This Eclipse Phase does? How do you possibly play a post-singularity RPG (unless the PCs are outside the singularity as in Illium/Olympos, Stone Canal/Cassini Division , or Marooned in Realtime; which does not seem to be the case here)? "Your characters are beings who you cannot possibly understand doing things that you could not possibly describe. What do you do?"
sir_pudding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 09:08 AM   #7
SCAR
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Default Re: Eclipse Phase

Quote:
Originally Posted by sir_pudding View Post
This Eclipse Phase does? How do you possibly play a post-singularity RPG (unless the PCs are outside the singularity as in Illium/Olympos, Stone Canal/Cassini Division , or Marooned in Realtime; which does not seem to be the case here)? "Your characters are beings who you cannot possibly understand doing things that you could not possibly describe. What do you do?"
Second paragraph, 4th and 5th sentences, here. Specifically the TITANS!
SCAR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 09:11 AM   #8
sir_pudding
Wielder of Smart Pants
 
sir_pudding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ventura CA
Default Re: Eclipse Phase

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCAR View Post
Second paragraph, 4th and 5th sentences, here. Specifically the TITANS!
Ah, so it is one of those singularity survivors sort of stories.
sir_pudding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 09:17 AM   #9
Mailanka
 
Mailanka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Default Re: Eclipse Phase

I think the game would be fantastic...

... if it would ever come out. Seriously, I've been waiting on the thing for well over a year now.
Mailanka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 09:44 AM   #10
sir_pudding
Wielder of Smart Pants
 
sir_pudding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ventura CA
Default Re: Eclipse Phase

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mailanka View Post
I think the game would be fantastic...

... if it would ever come out. Seriously, I've been waiting on the thing for well over a year now.
Meh, the psi thing is kind of a deal-breaker for me.
sir_pudding is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.