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  • NullApostle
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    I'm very much looking forward to this. Can't wait.

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  • Dataweaver
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    The last time I saw a table top RPG try to simulate a computer RPG was the fourth edition of D&D.

    Not that I expect this to be anything like that…

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  • Lian
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    Originally posted by Redwulfe View Post
    I am hoping for the ability to play a good cyberpunk setting with a spectrum of litRPG from 0 to full on. I would mind being able to recreate games styles such as Shadowrun with this but I don't want the focus to be so much on litRPG that we can not play without it. on the litRPG side I really want some good matrix style rules to make VR runs fun and exciting. Oh and Equipment lots of Equipment.

    I've never thought Shadowrun was bad at making Decking Fun it was... that it was ONE PLAYER stuff.... unless you made everyone a Decker.

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  • LordHeru
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    Originally posted by Redwulfe View Post
    I am hoping for the ability to play a good cyberpunk setting with a spectrum of litRPG from 0 to full on. I would mind being able to recreate games styles such as Shadowrun with this but I don't want the focus to be so much on litRPG that we can not play without it. on the litRPG side I really want some good matrix style rules to make VR runs fun and exciting. Oh and Equipment lots of Equipment.
    The idea of using this for Litrpg style adventuring has me throwing my money at the screen, which sadly isn't doing anything at the moment.

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  • Redwulfe
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    I am hoping for the ability to play a good cyberpunk setting with a spectrum of litRPG from 0 to full on. I would mind being able to recreate games styles such as Shadowrun with this but I don't want the focus to be so much on litRPG that we can not play without it. on the litRPG side I really want some good matrix style rules to make VR runs fun and exciting. Oh and Equipment lots of Equipment.

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  • Penelope
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    These are all great ideas. I’m defo looking forward to the Anima Kickstarter.

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  • Mateus Luz
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    Originally posted by Shepherdboi View Post
    At this point, aren't all the Mega-Intellect Japanese Novas who built their country into a technological powerhouse still alive? That'd mean they're producing and maintaining Nova tech that is no longer available in the Aeon era, although this'd only be used by highly placed government agents.
    Probably all the tech they produce is hiding somewhere in the high ranks of the government, waiting to be slowly released to the public thru the next 40 years or so. So the tech level would be a little lower in Japan, closer to the tech level of the rest of the world in Aeon Era. The general population don't know about the Novas or the Superiors among the population, so I guess they need to go slow with all the tech availability.

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  • Mateus Luz
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    Originally posted by Dataweaver View Post
    I suspect that Nippon doesn't lose anything significant tech-wise between Anima and Æon. Rather, I see this era featuring all of the technology that they'll have in the Æon era, but with large chunks of it being Nova-Tech that hasn't yet been reverse-engineered down to regular hard-tech.
    I see Nihon cybernetics in anima more Plastic and less faux-flesh. With basically the same options but looking a bit odd as it don't look like part of the body (working like the non-Nihon tech).

    Other than that the general tech level is the same, maybe even a bit higher, as there are more remaining Nova Tech around and operating AI.

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  • Dataweaver
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    I suspect that Nippon doesn't lose anything significant tech-wise between Anima and Æon. Rather, I see this era featuring all of the technology that they'll have in the Æon era, but with large chunks of it being Nova-Tech that hasn't yet been reverse-engineered down to regular hard-tech.

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  • Shepherdboi
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    Originally posted by Mateus Luz View Post
    Hi guys,

    Anima were announced and we know a lot about it, but what else are we expecting?

    We know:
    - Japan is probably on a lower Tech level than in Aeon, probably on the same level as the rest of world hard tech in Aeon.
    At this point, aren't all the Mega-Intellect Japanese Novas who built their country into a technological powerhouse still alive? That'd mean they're producing and maintaining Nova tech that is no longer available in the Aeon era, although this'd only be used by highly placed government agents.

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Originally posted by Mateus Luz View Post
    We know:
    - Hard tech is the thing, there is no biotech.
    - Japan is probably on a lower Tech level than in Aeon, probably on the same level as the rest of world hard tech in Aeon.
    - Much like Aeon, FSA is mostly broken, probably more paranoid and more closed on itself.
    - Europe is in better condition than in Aeon.
    - South America and Africa are not highly developed yet, but they are in a better situation than FSA, Europe and Russia.
    - China is the economical center of the world.
    - Australia is in the growing, but not there yet. In a good situation but not the cultural center of the world, as in Aeon latter.
    Is it me, or is this prefect setting for Westworld Season 3 like chronicle? Just looks on those scenes, they seem to work perfectly with this descriptions...



    You have dystopian, hyper-corporation future. 'Virtual' reality entertainment ( Westworld project ). And corporate espionage and social revolts all you need for it!
    Last edited by wyrdhamster; 05-05-2020, 01:37 PM.

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  • Dataweaver
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    Originally posted by Florin View Post
    .hack also comes to mind.
    I chose the two that I mentioned for specific reasons. The SAO/GGO/AW one because one of the things the setting has been getting into is the notion of the MMO world having a certain reality of its own, in the form of technology that interfaces with and exploits “fluxlights” — in TC terms, it's a sort of primitive noetic science, a hard-tech interface with the human soul.

    Guilded Age deals with the notion that the MMO has a reality all it's own.

    As far as I know, .hack doesn't get into anything like that; please correct me if I'm wrong.

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  • glamourweaver
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    Besides the setting specific features, I hope we also see the wider corruption zones having not yet been healed by SK’s experiment, and more frequent Eruptions that “need” to be hunted down.

    (more frequent than Aeon that is, much less frequent than Aberrant)

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  • glamourweaver
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    The 1 season we got of Caprica prominently featured an immersion MMO as central to the story.

    i hope the memory tech ala Total Recall and Remember Me still features.

    Dollhouse comes to mind as a creepier inspiration, including things like the “tech heads” we saw in the neuropocalypse future, who voluntarily swapped in and out different skills as needed.

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  • Firanai
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    What I hope to see is in-depth rules to create awesome cyborgs like those on the deus ex series, as for the mmorpg it would be cool if there is a special type of inspired that could interact with the virtual world like the technomancers from Shadowrun.

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