with Albert. Starting 17th February 2015
What’s it about in one sentence?
A group of operatives for a shadowy conspiracy must embark on a mission that will help prevent a possible conflict that could destroy a large chunk of the remaining population in the Solar system.
It has been eight years since the Fall, and the loss of Earth to the Titans and their creations. Transhumanity, through luck more than anything has survived in the vastness of the Solar system, trying to move on with its life. Dangers lurk in the shadow, both created by things other than humanity and our own seeming need to perpetuate conflict, in a time where unity is needed.
You, that is the Firewall Sentinels you are playing, are on a mission on the Martian surface, attempting to find where certain groups are acquiring extremely high quality equipment(mostly military), some of which is making it’s way into the hands of the more violent parts of the Barsoomian movement, and other organizations which can upset the peace on the Red planet. Especially worrying are indications of possible WMD manufacturing, although any signs of that have yet to be verified by Firewalls extensive information network.
Now, you might be asking, what exactly is a Firewall Sentinel? In short, Sentinels are Firewalls troubleshooters, the people who head into situations (both combat and otherwise) that cannot be investigated or dealt with remotely. Sentinels come in many forms, talented hackers to con men and women, mercenaries to engineers.
Who you are is largely up to you, so long as you’re willing to do your part to saving humanity, and have the skills that it needs, Firewall will likely not turn you away, although they prefer people who are actually trying to be doing the right thing.
Being a sentinel is not (usually) a ‘full time’ job, you likely have work and connections outside of it, although you are expected to be ‘available’ at any time, which means most Sentinels either work freelance or for very flexible bosses.
As a short note for character creation however, do note that in 99% of instances, you are either approached by firewall due to your skills and personality, or due to having witnessed something (and survived with sanity intact), and had been recruited then.
Very –very– rarely do people approach firewall from the outside, given it’s status as a shadowy conspiracy ran by [REDACTED], although there have been a few cases, including a…concession by the group to the Titanian Commonwealth to allow one of it’s agents to participate in firewall ops, in exchange for resources, connections and help on certain matters, as well as basically a ‘free’ hand in the Outer system to deal with issues pertaining to [REDACTED].
D100 system, rather basic, but it works. Mind, I’m still debating whether or not to use something else in it’s place, but probably not.
https://robboyle.wordpress.com/eclipse-phase-pdfs/ (Has the corebook, as well as a few other sidebooks available as a free PDF)
Honestly, this is kinda hard to say, media that portrays transhumanism is mostly Literature, visual media is…somewhat rarer. Below are a few I know of that you can watch/read.
Appleseed (Manga). Ghost In the Shell (Manga/Anime) Deus Ex Series (Video Games) A miracle of science (Webcomic)