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  • Shepherdboi
    replied to TC Adventure! Kickstarter
    I think the simplest solution is actually to assume that Dramatic Editing by stalwarts and mesmerists has less to do with them and more to do with the telluric energies flooding the Earth. There is literally so much of the stuff that dinosaurs and lost cities of technologically advanced apes have appeared in out of the way places. It is easy to assume reality has become so fluid that anyone with the power to manipulate the world on a fundamental level can give it that extra push. This doesn't happen in later eras because the Divis Mal and Dr. Bhurano events were specifically limited to quick bursts...
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  • Shepherdboi
    replied to TC Adventure! Kickstarter
    Page 61: Beyond the Human Limit. You don't need to sleep for a week, among other benefits.

    I find the mesmerist Gift Traversing the Impassable (page 84) rather odd, since the only psion effect I can picture as giving a comparable benefit is quantakinesis (transmutation) + biokinesis (to affect yourself), even though quantakinesis isn't going to be unlocked for about 200 years....
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  • You could argue that the "too good to be true" vibe is a result of the various Aeon groups being subtly overseen by a literal time traveler who also happens to be the luckiest man alive. Of course they come off as impossibly good; Mercer knows all sorts of ways that things could go wrong, and has preemptively put into place procedures and personnel choices that make those outcomes much less likely, and may have all sorts of super advanced talent Gifts related to effectively running large organizations....
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  • I think the main assumption of the Continuum books is that things will (probably) go in direction X unless the player characters get involved, so the actions of the inspired only tweak things a bit outside of PC meddling. That presumably means when things get to the late 20th/early 21st century, the world is mostly like ours, but marginally more technologically advanced (due to inspired innovations filtering into widespread use) and with a slightly higher global standard of living (due to Aeon Society charity).
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  • Without a Nova Age or Aberrant War, most of what humans know of quantum powers comes from stalwarts, whose powers are almost entirely internal, a handful of anomalies with externalized quantum powers, and whatever they can learn about quantum using species from a captured Doyen.

    This isn't nearly enough to oppose the Doyen, especially as they'd lack the necessary knowledge to reliably empower or train people as novas. The Doyen have advanced noetic tech and Dr. Bhurano has spent two hundred years mastering her noetic powers, so it makes more sense to identify and empower psions than...
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  • We don't actually know that. While it would make sense for the cocoon to break as a result of Divis Mal's quantum burst, the Doyen apparently didn't notice the Nova Age, Aberrant War, or Aberrant diaspora across the galaxy/universe. If they'd known, they'd have done everything in their power to stop it and kill humanity on the spot. They instead didn't show up until after Dr. Bhurano's noetic burst, at which point they needed to empower human psions in order to destroy the quantum users who'd left Earth....
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  • She probably didn't know in the default setting, but that doesn't mean she couldn't find out over a century+ of alternate history. If the Nova Age never happened, maybe it is because the Doyen killed Dr. Primoris before he could become Divis Mal. Either Dr. Bhurano learns of them while investigating his death or Max Mercer tells her....
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  • There have been some good answers already for the middle part, but I think I've got a good explanation for the final part.

    Even without an Aberrant era, the Hammersmith event and Adventure! era would have happened. That means the Doyen still show up to stick Earth in a power dampening bubble. Have a Doyen investigator check up on the world in the aftermath of the Anima era and get ambushed by Dr. Bhurano and a small team of prepared psiads. If Divis Mal and Max Mercer knew about the Doyen, there is no reason she couldn't have found out about their existence as well.

    Incapacitating...
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  • There are a few problems with novas on Earth in the Aeon era.

    1). Because there are so few novas on Earth, most new novas will erupt within corruption zones, since those are the main places where they'd be exposed to intense quantum energies. Spending more than a few hours/days in a corruption zone will irreversibly turn them into aberrants.

    2). Most if not all countries have an official kill on sight policy, and have devices that can detect nearby novas/aberrants. A newly erupted nova that doesn't want to die would probably wind up retreating to a corruption zone (and...
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  • The Adventure! preview seems to indicate that mesmerists using their psi powers directly on regular humans had a tiny chance of inspiring them into becoming new mesmerists. Did the Doyen somehow lock that potential out of psions, or can a psion accidentally - or even purposefully - turn someone into a psiad by using a power on them? This would seem to be especially likely for Vitakinetics and Telepaths, since their powers are meant to be used directly on people.

    Even if this side effect was somehow locked out of psions, it would still be a possibility for psiads. That would actually...
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  • I believe curing Quantum Flux diseases was described as being as simple as using Quantakinesis to suppress quantum energies, then using Vitakinesis to heal the patient before the energies return.
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  • Shepherdboi
    replied to TC Adventure! Kickstarter
    I was pleasantly surprised at how powerful the mesmerists and stalwarts seemed in their overview write-ups. While not quite up to psiad or dark star nova levels, I figured they'd be a lot more low key than they currently seem. Looking forward to how things play out in the rules crunch sections.
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