Oh, it's that time again, is it?
Alright, meme me. Meme me good...
Thank you for casting Chris Evans as Captain America, despite all of my misgivings.
Thank you for handing Hugo Weaving a role as fucking batshit as the Red Skull, and then handing him an entire continent's worth of scenery to chew.
Thank you for remembering that in war films, people die. A lot.
Thank you for giving the Captain a gun.
Thank you for shooting in 60fps, so that I didn't have to suffer through juddery ass action sequences that I know would look so much better on my home theatre PC, with some simple motion smoothing applied.
Thank you for making Howard Stark even more of a magnificent douche-bag than his son.
Thank you for giving me another dose of Samuel L Jackson.
Thank you for offering up a lovely little teaser for The Avengers.
Most of all, thank you, Marvel Studios, for once again proving how fucking good comic book movies can be.
Well, merry flippin Christmas everyone.
Hope you're all having a good one.
So, after some miss-starts and what have you I appear to actually be kicking off an Eclipse Phase game, run over Skype, this Sunday (round 6-11pm, GMT). I'm hoping to grab a fourth player to fill out the numbers.
Don't worry about character gen, since I have an excellent selection of pre-gens on offer.
The system is also extremely simple to pick up; d100 based, fairly similar to Unknown Armies in implementation.
The game itself will be a one shot adventure (taking about 3 sessions), with the idea of kicking off a larger campaign (with space to switch out characters) if it seems to go well.
You will be playing agents of Firewall, a Global Frequency-esque unofficial intelligence agency, operating under a self-imposed mandate to protect the scattered remnants of humanity from a second Fall. In particular Firewall is wary of the legacy of the TITANS, insane AI constructs that nearly annihilated humanity. This adventure finds the agents on a scum barge (a floating city-ship of anarchist freetraders), tracking down a weapons merchant who has been trading in TITAN weaponry.
Eclipse Phase is a messy, violent, and brutal world of transhumanist conspiracy horror, in which humanity contends with both the fragility of it's existence, and the rapid transformations that are redefining the very meaning of "human". In a world where identity is no longer predicated on the body you inhabit, where personalities can be edited, replicated, or conjured out of nothing, and where new forms of sentient life are being created every day, humankind must rediscover itself in order to move forward, as a new posthumanity leaps out beyond the solar system and into the worlds beyond.
But first, they must simply survive.
Anyone interested, just post a comment below.