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  • LordHeru
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    When it comes to the timeline I like to look at it as the past of previous games count but the future of future games do not. So if you play Aberrant then Adventure! stuff counts but Aeon does not, if you play Adventure! then the game about the ancoent Greek heroes might coungt but not Aberrant or Aeon. For Aeon then the pasts recorded in Adventure!, Aberrant, and Anima all count.

    Thankfully, the future in Aeon does not count for either an Aberrant or an Anima game. Which is good because I always thought to say "your actions don't matter as everything will die anyway" is not a fun thing to say to players.

    This said I am still a bit bothered, as I have said, that instead of the USA being the American nation in Anima its probably going to be the FSA. That really does bother me, and is probably one of those things I would just sort of say "nope" to and probably gloss over in my telling of things to people. (I'm also not a super fan of the whole Aberrant War thing either, but that I can get over by simply mentioning a great war happened and such.)

    Actually, come to think of it, depending on how Anima plays out (I mean no matter what I am buying and or kickstarter backing it) I might simply have it be an alternate future from the present rather than the events after the setting of Aberrant. Hmmmm

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  • Mateus Luz
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    Originally posted by thedonnie View Post

    From my understanding, each game are just branches of the Continuum meaning that Anima is a point wherein the timeline extends out. The same will be true for Assassin's and so forth and so on.
    This means that any game does not have to fit into the timeline for any game. It just, simply, exists.
    That one thing is what appeals to me since it means that there is no metaplot..a major issue that 1E had.
    With that being said, I do not worry about how this fits into that. I go "Ok, this is just a point where a split occurs" and move on with my life.
    Unless you have plans on having a game go from Adventure to Trinity, does it even matter -IF- it fits into the timeline? And if you do, then you can include it or disclude it or come up with how it fits and why it is not used in the future.
    It is actually described in Aeon, Page 26, in the timeline entry 2070-2086, and later in page 31 in The New Opnet, that Anima is also past from Aeon (not as Assassin that is suggested that didn’t happen on Aeon past, or In Media Res that would happen on the same time as Aberrant).

    But, indeed you don’t need to worry on how one setting turn into the other on your game, because it’s not necessarily the same time line.

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  • thedonnie
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    Originally posted by NewK View Post
    On why it doesn't exist by the Trnity era, I think I'd prefer something bigger tan merely "a conspiracy got it." Maybe that played a role, but for such a society wide rejection, I think there'd have to be more to it.
    From my understanding, each game are just branches of the Continuum meaning that Anima is a point wherein the timeline extends out. The same will be true for Assassin's and so forth and so on.
    This means that any game does not have to fit into the timeline for any game. It just, simply, exists.
    That one thing is what appeals to me since it means that there is no metaplot..a major issue that 1E had.
    With that being said, I do not worry about how this fits into that. I go "Ok, this is just a point where a split occurs" and move on with my life.
    Unless you have plans on having a game go from Adventure to Trinity, does it even matter -IF- it fits into the timeline? And if you do, then you can include it or disclude it or come up with how it fits and why it is not used in the future.

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  • Mateus Luz
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    Originally posted by NewK View Post
    On why it doesn't exist by the Trnity era, I think I'd prefer something bigger tan merely "a conspiracy got it." Maybe that played a role, but for such a society wide rejection, I think there'd have to be more to it
    In Aeon they mention that IA were giving some problems and mind hacking become a thing. So people start to be afraid and governments made it illegal to enhance your brain or create IAs. There is also some issue with Aberrants dealing with technology.

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  • NewK
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    On why it doesn't exist by the Trnity era, I think I'd prefer something bigger tan merely "a conspiracy got it." Maybe that played a role, but for such a society wide rejection, I think there'd have to be more to it.

    My own hope is that at least part of this is an actual rejection of the idea of fleeing into cyberspace to escape the hard world. Yes, it's outlawed, but that was as much pressure from below as from above, which would fit into the more hopeful world view of this iteration of Aeon.

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  • Florin
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    Upload, a new show on Amazon Prime, reminded me a bit of Anima. You can be uploaded into a virtual heaven while you're dying. Of course, you have to have a subscription, there are in-app purchases, and one of the characters can hack it.

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  • Mateus Luz
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    That is an interesting point on the setting. Modern Capitalism is based on buying what you want and not only what you need, if you think that about 70% of the modern world population work on “non-essential” jobs, what Corona did now would be even worse if you imagine Robots would be capable of doing most (like 90%) of the essential jobs.

    If the population start living in a world of virtually unlimited resources, that require minimal hard work and ofer minimal risk to the players (in other words, anyone can be reasonable rich), buying just the essential in the real world, it would create a void in the economics of the world. Enough to make people that would become less rich with the situation to explore bugs in the system (or create bugs thru hacking) to force people back to reality.

    Man... I think I have being reading too much conspiracy theories...

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  • LordHeru
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    Whether its Anima using Storypath or Legends using D&D the idea of playing a person from 'our world' that goes to a rpg mmo like place is just brilliant to me. The fact that this idea is being done in both Storypath and D&D (with various differences that make their uniqueses all the more intriguing) all the better for me.

    The Storypath version is great cause of how its basically the whole mmo idea in a game - which means I really hope there are Storypath rules for playing a wizard character in said online rpg world.

    Buuuut even more I really hope there is some way that the idea of Flux existing to make the rpg elements start to bleed over into the real. That a person whose physical or mental form is enhanced int he rpg suddenly starts to find some elements of said improvement in the 'real'.

    Even more I would love it what was thought to be a simple computer generated world actually turns out to be a real place in the greater reality of existence.

    Anyway the more I think of this the more i want it, and want it soooo badly.

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    Oooh. Sooo I can imagine that the FSA in Aeon is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to the whole rpg mmo virtual gaming world. On one hand it allows for the government to have its people be occupied in ways that cause them no problems, but on the otherhand it leads them to having a place where they can discuss and plan and cause potential problems for said government. Still, maybe the advantages of giving the people who might protest and fight against the government's tightening strings something to do that wouldn't effect them outweighs the potential digital freedom.

    I mean who cares if you don't get to vote and you only live in a tiny cubical and you only eat protein bars and you have to provide some number of work hours for random organization when you can jump into the digital world that you can eat, and sleep, and breathe and have fun in and where you own a palace and are a king and have hordes of devoted servants and experience say days of game time for hours of real life time (making this late point up).

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  • Slagheap
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    Originally posted by Lian View Post
    I think we might have some interesting interactions between the Glass and Flux after all Flux pulls things from other realities...

    Lian, I don't know if that is part of Anima or not, but I think it is a really cool idea. If it isn't part of the core setting, I may have to adapt some version of that idea for one of my games.

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  • Dataweaver
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    Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post

    Murder hornets.

    They are infamous for their disinformation campaigns.

    Also, the plastic tips at the ends of shoelaces are called aglets. Their true purpose is ... sinister.
    Only when on the left shoe.

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  • No One of Consequence
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    Originally posted by IanWatson View Post
    I've seen this a few times and I'm not sure where it comes from.
    Murder hornets.

    They are infamous for their disinformation campaigns.

    Also, the plastic tips at the ends of shoelaces are called aglets. Their true purpose is ... sinister.

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  • IanWatson
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    Originally posted by Lian View Post
    So does this mean we are getting this before Adventure!?

    I've seen this a few times and I'm not sure where it comes from.

    Adventure! was announced in January. Anima was announced in May. Why would Anima come first?

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  • Lian
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    I think we might have some interesting interactions between the Glass and Flux after all Flux pulls things from other realities...

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  • Mateus Luz
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    Originally posted by Lian View Post
    So does this mean we are getting this before Adventure!?
    No. We will have Adventure! KS still this year (maybe not), and Anima will probably have a KS as an entire setting.

    We will have Assassins before Anima also.

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  • Lian
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    So does this mean we are getting this before Adventure!?

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