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  • [REVISED] Schedule of Eclipse Phase Events at PAX East

    UPDATE: I had to make some schedule changes. Real quick: 2 hour demo is now on Saturday; 4 hour game is on Sunday (same time slots).

    Below is a list of Eclipse Phase games scheduled for PAX East. PAX East will be happening at Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston from March 26-28 (this weekend!). Badges are mostly sold out, but if you've got one, come play Eclipse Phase! I'll be running two brand spankin' new scenarios. The longer event, "El Destino Verde" incorporates some of the background on Mars I wrote for Sunward.

    PAX doesn't guarantee table space unless you're running a tournament or paying them for it (weird, right?), so I'm going to be running this in the free play area. If you have a jeejah, I'll be using the EP twitter account to provide more precise location details once I know where I'll be. I'll also be working as a PAX Enforcer all weekend in the tabletop area, so stop by and say hello!

    Eclipse Phase Games:

  • Schedule of Eclipse Phase Events at PAX East

    Below is a list of Eclipse Phase games scheduled for PAX East. PAX East will be happening at Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston from March 26-28 (this weekend!). Badges are mostly sold out, but if you've got one, come play Eclipse Phase! I'll be running two brand spankin' new scenarios. The longer event, "El Destino Verde" incorporates some of the background on Mars I wrote for Sunward.

    PAX doesn't guarantee table space unless you're running a tournament or paying them for it (weird, right?), so I'm going to be running this in the free play area. If you have a jeejah, I'll be using the EP twitter account to provide more precise location details once I know where I'll be. I'll also be working as a PAX Enforcer all weekend in the tabletop area, so stop by and say hello!

    Eclipse Phase Games:

    Friday
    10am-12pm
    Hypnogogia Demo (2 hours)
  • Playing the Game: Can I be a Collective Mind?

    Jerry G. on our Facebook page asked, "Any thoughts on how you would do a Borganism PC?" I really ought to be working on the opening fiction for Hotfix right now; thank science for this enticing distraction! So, to complement the GMing posts I've been doing, my first post on being a player...

    First off, definitions: a "borganism," according to Wiktionary, is, "An organization of autonomous organisms that exhibit collectivism: individual "units" that have merged to yield a unified construct. Such an amalgam may possess a collective consciousness, arguably an emergent phenomenon of social networking." (I had to look it up, although I had a feeling from the morpheme "borg" what it meant).

  • Brian's Biopolitics Talk Online

    The talk EP co-creator Brian Cross gave at last year's Biopolitics of Popular Culture seminar is now online in MP3 format. The topic of his presentation was "Talking Transhumanism at the Table: Designing Games for Non-transhumanist Audiences." Here's a summary:

    In creating, publishing, and promoting Eclipse Phase we wanted to make
    a product that made an deliberate effort to engage with explicitly
    transhumanist and political themes but would deal with these issues in
    a way that complete novices to them would be able to grok.  I’ll
    discuss some of the issues that we encountered in making a game with an
    agenda, how we tried to make complicated transhuman and ethical issues
    interesting to play with, and some of the complications that have
    arisen since the game was published.

    The slides from the talk can also be found in PDF format here.

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