In the game, characters belong to the secret Firewall organisation to try and protect transhumanity from biowar, nanoswarms, rogue AIs and aliens.
We tend to think of exploration as “seeing something new”. We imagine floating crystal highways, a dragon made of cheese, or a huge galactic bug predator; something we haven’t seen before and could scarcely imagine.
Last time we talked about new RPGs and how to get players to try them. But how do you even begin to work out what you want to play?
I don’t have the context; I just noticed the bundles going live and presume that we’ve the tabletop RPG community of publishers and creators rallying to raise money for war-torn Ukraine.
A collection of RPG news supplied at bullet point speed on GM’s Day, with the last Roll20 stats for 2021 and when Wizards of the Coast joined a women’s activist group.
Eclipse Phase is an RPG about the post-apocalypse of humanity’s future in a setting where we’re battered, divided but also enhanced. Humankind has changed, bodies re-shaped, minds re-forged, but, above all, humanity has not changed, and we are as cruel as ever.
RPG news from the week that’s just been! Wizards win at court, Discworld hits DriveThruRPG, and there’s a bunch of bundle deals.
This week D&D hired a new senior game designer, an army of monsters appeared on Humble Bundle, publishers backed New Gamemaster Month and a load more. It’s time for a Routinely Itemised collection of RPG news.
It’s the start of the month, and the post-Gen Con Online write up… so it feels like it’s been a busy week.
If you were to add up the cost of all the Eclipse Phase books and accessories, it would come to well over $300. You can now get them all on laser-engraved USB stick for $125.