Today’s post is an Actual Play report from Mappy, who ran Eclipse Phase for us last week. Let’s see what he’s got to say about being behind the screen this time around:
The great thing about first time GM play reports is that, if you are a first time GM, you learn a lot.
Last weekend I ran Glory for the group, which is an Eclipse Phase starter scenario. Generally it is meant for newer players to the Eclipse Phase scene since it follows the Briefing-Investigation-Resolution pattern and it showcases some of the quirks of the setting like egocasting, resleeving, and actual physical travel. Also that it allows the GM to gauge his players and react accordingly.
If you’re planning to run, or play Eclipse Phase in the future with this scenario, I will mark out where the spoilers are.
For the characters, I made some of my own characters and just let the group pick which they wanted to play. Mainly because character generation in Eclipse Phase isn’t exactly easy without computer help.
(side note: I’m not too creative with names so most of these will appear somewhere on a simple internet search)
Romanov (played by Pointyman2000):
Infolife criminal inhabiting a Swarmanoid morph, hacker/infiltrator.
Infolifes aren’t exactly birthed, they’re artificial intelligences that have reached sentience (but not too much as to be a seed AI, meaning he can’t edit himself). A thrill-hacker out for fame and glory, inherited his criminal status from his creator, the original Romanov.
Alejandra Alquezar (played by shiemaruen):
Scumborn inhabiting a Fury morph, the group’s muscle.
When Earth was evacuated and all the refugees dropped off on other colonies (Luna, Mars, Venus), the ones that preferred to stay on the freighters became the Scum.
Alejandra’s concept is simple: party hard, or break faces, or both.
Danny Greer (played by Hikkikomori):
Original space colonist(OSC) criminal inhabiting a Sylph morph, con artist.
OSCs were already up in space before the Fall. It doesn’t mean that they were safe from the TITANs though.
Danny Greer is such a great con man, he can sell water to fish and convince himself into situations that aren’t generally in his best interest (like getting into Firewall)
Eli Grodd (played by Paulo):
Uplift Anarchist inhabiting a Neo-Hominid, another hacker.
Uplifts are a catch all term for the other intelligent life on Earth that wasn’t quite up to sentience, hence we “uplift”ed them to sentience.
Grodd is an old-school hacker with a habit of going into robotic sculpturing and an strange interest in old-earth graphic novels. Yes, that isn’t his birth name.
THE PLAY: (WARNING: SPOILERS ABOUND! Its also long.)