An RPG of post-apocalyptic transhuman conspiracy and horror.
- Your mind is software ... program it.
- Your body is a shell ... change it.
- Death is a disease ... cure it.
- Extinction is approaching ... fight it.
Several hundred years into the future, mankind came close to the Singularity before war broke out and rogue military AIs struck, decimating the human race and leaving it perilously close to extinction. Now Humanity is exiled from Earth, struggling to survive in the planetary colonies and orbital habitats that managed to avoid destruction. If you're rich enough death and disease has been all but wiped out; if you're poor enough every day is a soul-crushing struggle for survival in indentured servitude to a hypercorp.
Players take part in a cross-faction secret network dubbed Firewall that is dedicated to counteracting "existential risks" — threats to the existence of transhumanity, whether they be biowar plagues, self-replicating nanoswarms, nuclear proliferation, terrorists with WMDs, net-breaking computer attacks, rogue AIs, alien encounters, or anything else that could drive an already decimated transhumanity to Extinction.
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The website for the game, which obviously goes into a lot more detail, can be found at http://eclipsephase.com
Oh, and since it's licensed under a Creative Commons license the game, in digital form, can be obtained for free.