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  • Okay, yeah. THIS is the good stuff. I hereby withdraw all objections; Chapter Three was as eerie and evocative as I could have hoped for. Of the sample settings, San Francisco has grabbed me the most, and I’m eager to see the others.
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  • I have to admit I’m also slightly disappointed by the uncoordinated, disjointed nature of what we’ve seen so far. It has the loose, “toolkit” feel of the early first edition CoD games. I prefer the tighter, more focused feel of the 2e revisions, so this feels like a step backwards. Beast had the same problem. (It’s not the ONLY problem Beast had, but let’s not get into that right now.)

    I realize the dilemma the designers were in — they have twelve different game lines to coordinate, and finite time and resources (and page count!) with which to do so. Not to mention...
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  • You know, it strikes me that there’s no sworn faction that primarily views the Contagion as a disease to be healed — that is, none of them are primarily concerned with helping the infected. The Rosetta Society see it as a scientific puzzle to be solved, but they seem to be driven mostly by the prospect of increasing their OWN knowledge rather than helping others. Zero Hour are explicitly mentioned as trying to save infected when they can, but they fundamentally see things in terms of fighting a war, rather than responding to a (super)natural disaster. The Jeremiad want to redeem “sinners,”...
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  • Oh, I agree — I’m talking about the symptoms, not the cause. There are a few examples mentioned — blood tasting like battery acid, etc. — but a general overview of the whole phenomenon would be nice.
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  • I feel like the introduction could use more specifics about what exactly the Contagion IS. I realize there’s a longer section on the history and nature of the Contagion later in the book, but I feel like a brief summary of current events would be useful to provide some context. It’s weird to read about the False and Sworn faction’s reactions to the Contagion without really knowing what they’re reacting TO. A lot of us have been following the hints and previews online, but not everyone picking up the book will have that context. A glossary of new terms would be especially helpful.
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