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Author Topic: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?  (Read 4690 times)

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Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« on: April 25, 2021, 05:46:44 PM »
I binged for eclipse phase sites and found a few posts here about it. I was wondering if anyone here actually played EP or do the only people here who talk about it just bash it for not agreeing with their politics and for talking about sexual identity?

If you actually like and play EP let me know. If you're some some tired ugly rightard Qanon following pepe troll i don't what to hear what you claim to "think".
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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2021, 06:03:27 PM »
I binged for eclipse phase sites and found a few posts here about it. I was wondering if anyone here actually played EP or do the only people here who talk about it just bash it for not agreeing with their politics and for talking about sexual identity?

If you actually like and play EP let me know. If you're some some tired ugly rightard Qanon following pepe troll i don't what to hear what you claim to "think".

Maybe you should try RPG.net, if the board here is full of Qanon pepe troll whatevers.
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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2021, 06:07:50 PM »
Played 1e for a 6-session mini-campaign. It was a hard game to get into because the technology allows for too much and trivialize some approaches while making others almost impossible. Oddly, this meant it limited options more than it increased the fun. The system also had some weird spots in it. 2e cleared up some of the system issues (but introduced a few other odd spots) while doing nothing to really help make the setting more relatable.

As for the last line you wrote, fuck off with that shit on the gaming page and you might have a good conversation. If you just want to fling shit, go to Pundit's section and let fly your inner asshole.

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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2021, 06:21:46 PM »
I binged for eclipse phase sites and found a few posts here about it. I was wondering if anyone here actually played EP or do the only people here who talk about it just bash it for not agreeing with their politics and for talking about sexual identity?

If you actually like and play EP let me know. If you're some some tired ugly rightard Qanon following pepe troll i don't what to hear what you claim to "think".

Maybe you should try RPG.net, if the board here is full of Qanon pepe troll whatevers.

Hey, guy, I'm against rpg.net too and just got banned there when i couldn't swallow their bullshit.

I've heard this place was a rrightard shithole, and may not stay long given I'm a biden hillary obama voter but hell, i decided to give it a chance even tho ive heard the guy who founded it belongs in a padded cell and had to flee canada because he had too many people in it looking to beat his ass for his constant trolling and abuse. Yeesh, canada is like a totally mellow laid back country, how far do you have to go to get yeeted from it?

Contrary to what the mindless Qanon viooent psychopaths may claim to think even tho they're largely incapable of thinking, not all people on 'the left' are  have been assimilated and hardwired into the great woke borg collective like rpg.net. I'm for a lot of things the right has been conditioned to mindless ly scream 'SOCIALISM!" at,  and i'm for gay rights, but i don't support laws foring businesses to let a guy in a dress use a  woman's public restroom, i think that should be a choice left up to the  business owner.

I don't think a genetic male should be allowed to compete in female sports as males do have physical advantages in some sports that's not fair to females.

So basically i constantly catch shit from the far l;eft and the far right, and my general attitude is "fuck you both!"

Back to eclipse phase I like it in general, it's one far out setting that does take things to an extreme. I liked the bit in the credits where they thanked antifascists everywhere and generally like the pro socialist tone of the game. I'm love to find discussion on it and not whining and bitching by rightards about how woke the game is.

I can't discuss it on rpg.net as that site disgusts me as a member of the center left, i probably can't discuss here as this place will probbly turn out to be a rightard conscum site but het i had to try.
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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2021, 06:27:17 PM »
I binged for eclipse phase sites and found a few posts here about it. I was wondering if anyone here actually played EP or do the only people here who talk about it just bash it for not agreeing with their politics and for talking about sexual identity?

If you actually like and play EP let me know. If you're some some tired ugly rightard Qanon following pepe troll i don't what to hear what you claim to "think".

Maybe you should try RPG.net, if the board here is full of Qanon pepe troll whatevers.

Hey, guy, I'm against rpg.net too and just got banned there when i couldn't swallow their bullshit.

I've heard this place was a rrightard shithole, and may not stay long given I'm a biden hillary obama voter but hell, i decided to give it a chance even tho ive heard the guy who founded it belongs in a padded cell and had to flee canada because he had too many people in it looking to beat his ass for his constant trolling and abuse. Yeesh, canada is like a totally mellow laid back country, how far do you have to go to get yeeted from it?

Contrary to what the mindless Qanon viooent psychopaths may claim to think even tho they're largely incapable of thinking, not all people on 'the left' are  have been assimilated and hardwired into the great woke borg collective like rpg.net. I'm for a lot of things the right has been conditioned to mindless ly scream 'SOCIALISM!" at,  and i'm for gay rights, but i don't support laws foring businesses to let a guy in a dress use a  woman's public restroom, i think that should be a choice left up to the  business owner.

I don't think a genetic male should be allowed to compete in female sports as males do have physical advantages in some sports that's not fair to females.

So basically i constantly catch shit from the far l;eft and the far right, and my general attitude is "fuck you both!"

Back to eclipse phase I like it in general, it's one far out setting that does take things to an extreme. I liked the bit in the credits where they thanked antifascists everywhere and generally like the pro socialist tone of the game. I'm love to find discussion on it and not whining and bitching by rightards about how woke the game is.

I can't discuss it on rpg.net as that site disgusts me as a member of the center left, i probably can't discuss here as this place will probbly turn out to be a rightard conscum site but het i had to try.
If the above is what you call trying to have a conversation,  you're likely to fail everywhere. Put your topic (EP in this case) before your politics, or just admit you're not really looking to discuss it and just want to bitch/whine/fight/argue. And if that latter shit is why you're here, go to Pundit's section so you don't have to waste time weakly threading some game stuff in.

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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2021, 06:33:03 PM »
Matt, HappyDaze is right. Every one of your posts in this thread is a disaster just asking to turn into a disastrously flaming trainwreck. If you're trolling, nobody's buying. If you're legitimately trying to start a reasonably conversation, your approach is about as bad as humanly possible.

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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2021, 07:03:55 PM »
Matt, HappyDaze is right. Every one of your posts in this thread is a disaster just asking to turn into a disastrously flaming trainwreck. If you're trolling, nobody's buying. If you're legitimately trying to start a reasonably conversation, your approach is about as bad as humanly possible.

It's not even a good troll attempt. I'm just giving him a little slack since apparently he's salty he got banned from "another site" and might chill out later.
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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2021, 07:14:03 PM »
Matt, HappyDaze is right. Every one of your posts in this thread is a disaster just asking to turn into a disastrously flaming trainwreck. If you're trolling, nobody's buying. If you're legitimately trying to start a reasonably conversation, your approach is about as bad as humanly possible.

It's not even a good troll attempt. I'm just giving him a little slack since apparently he's salty he got banned from "another site" and might chill out later.
I'm not even sure anymore. People in bubbles often have no idea what they sound like in the wider world.

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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2021, 07:27:15 PM »
C- level trolling. Sad!

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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2021, 07:28:19 PM »
While I do own Eclipse Phase (it is a beautiful book) I have never played it. I simply dont have the playing group that would be interested in that particular type of game, much preferring games like Pathfinder, Star Wars, Shadowrun where they get to be shiny heroes and not worry about politics. Although I have the urge to get them into Cyberpunk Red just to hit them with some real dystopia instead of the watered down version of Cyberpunk we get from the GM running Shadowrun.

So sorry, cant help you.

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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2021, 07:32:34 PM »
its ok at least you replied fairly. I know it's a weird setting where you could meet stolen/hacked copies of yourself, end up in a bioengineered cybernetic crab body or a clanking droid body on par with C-3POs, etc. But it's a good hard sf setting.

At times i wonder if there's just too much in the setting. Too may weird things to balance out. Titans, exsurgents, pandora gates, factors etc. Maybe if a few elements were left our the rest could be better defined.
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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2021, 07:40:12 PM »
Eclipse Phase is rather tight and focused, compared to Transhuman Space, which is so completely unfocused nobody knew what to do with it. Didn't help that the first adventure was zombies in spaaaace!

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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2021, 08:11:45 PM »
I know it's a weird setting where you could meet stolen/hacked copies of yourself, end up in a bioengineered cybernetic crab body or a clanking droid body on par with C-3POs, etc. But it's a good hard sf setting.

At times i wonder if there's just too much in the setting. Too may weird things to balance out. Titans, exsurgents, pandora gates, factors etc. Maybe if a few elements were left our the rest could be better defined.

I thought that you might be young or an idiot from your shoehorning of politics into your gaming, but the above just means that you are inexperienced. Everything that you think makes the Eclipse Phase setting weird and unique had already shown up in R. Talsorian Game's Cyberpunk, Cyberpunk 2020, and Cybergeneration. That was back before the year 2000.


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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2021, 09:26:53 PM »
Matt, HappyDaze is right. Every one of your posts in this thread is a disaster just asking to turn into a disastrously flaming trainwreck. If you're trolling, nobody's buying. If you're legitimately trying to start a reasonably conversation, your approach is about as bad as humanly possible.

It's not even a good troll attempt. I'm just giving him a little slack since apparently he's salty he got banned from "another site" and might chill out later.

He got banned from there for wrong think, he a Beijing Biden, $hillary, Obomber suporter (guess him bombing lots of brown minors and arming the cartels here in México is A-OK because he's black?)

And still he thinks everything he was told there about people here (including pundit) is completelly true.

I'm not sure the guy has anything above 5 in WIS or INT and his CHA is about 3.

I'm off to roll for sanity after reading his word vomit.
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Re: Does anyone here actually PLAY eclipse phase?
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2021, 09:30:39 PM »
I like Eclipse Phase's concept but some of the mechanics and setting are bent as fuck. The endless whining about the evuls of le capitalism get on my nerves.