Alternative names for jamming

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DivineWrath DivineWrath's picture
Alternative names for jamming

For Eclipse Phase, the name for remote controlling robots is jamming. However, this name conflicts with other uses of jamming, such as jamming radio signals. I'm here to suggest alternatives to name jamming in regards to remote controlling robots.

Ghosting. For example, "I hacked into and ghosted their drone.".

Jacking. Hijack, jack in, jacked, etc. For example, "I took out the enemy when I jacked their drone.".

Any thoughts? I would like to hear them.

Chernoborg Chernoborg's picture
A few options...

I've been partial to "jockey" as in Bot Jockey. Or maybe "riding" ...I bet that would be popular in Legba, with operators referring to themselves as Loa . For a bit of retro style maybe some variation of "teleoperate". Let's bring "telly" into the future!

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CordialUltimate2 CordialUltimate2's picture
In our half-English rpg lingo

In our half-English rpg lingo we just use the word "jamming" and several strange declinations of English word "jam" to describe controlling robots while at the same time using our native tongue word to describe other meanings of jamming. It is really strange to listen to especially with all the other words flying around.

Recently a friend of mine was listening to my session of DnD5e (which doesn't have translation to my native tongue). She summed it up as: "I didn't end know what language they were speaking".
So RPG lingo can be so so strange.

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GenehackedGynoid GenehackedGynoid's picture
Personally, I'd just take a

Personally, I'd just take a page out of Shadowrun's lingo here and call it "rigging". It's as close as I've seen anything get, and it'll be easily comprehensible if your group happens to play Shadowrun already.

Fishmonger Fishmonger's picture
Not just jamming

Having just started a campaign I like all the variants that people have come up with and will pass it by my players, who have commented on multiple meanings for "jamming". They've also mentioned Firewall/firewalls, TITAN/Titan...