Emergent posthumans. What have you spawned through play.

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CordialUltimate2 CordialUltimate2's picture
Emergent posthumans. What have you spawned through play.

I noticed a peculiar theme: although Eclipse Phase is a transhumanist RPG, player characters often develop into posthuman beings due to pushing the envelope of system's possibilities.

It especially happens to powergamers who behave like Exhumans, sacrificing humanity of their characters for additional power.

It would almost seem that to have transhuman Player Characters you need to play cyberpunk RPG.

Lately my character is on the way to turning into a fork hive. My fellow agent is already a fork family.
Another one started Darwinian selection of his forks for spec-ops and intelligence work.

So I ask you fellow players: what posthuman beings have you witnessed emerging i EP campaigns?

DISCLAIMER:
I know that there is a lot of "normal" transhuman characters. For example we have a car mechanic in our team of weirdos.

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TheBurn TheBurn's picture
Know-it-all

Does this count? sage infomorph that has absolutely no physical skills and has invested all points in technical, professional, and academic skills like a sublime-clade exhuman

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CordialUltimate2 CordialUltimate2's picture
Hmm purely digitally focused

Hmm purely digitally focused being definitely fits posthuman label. It would be mostly dependent on existing infrastructure though. Or symbiosis with existing physically notdisabled egos/programs. So it strikes me as limited in universality.

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o11o1 o11o1's picture
Does drone jamming count as a

Does drone jamming count as a physical skill or a technical skill?

Even an infomorph might find value in joy-sticking a servitor or three in order to go do regular maintenance on their substrate.

A slight smell of ions....

CordialUltimate2 CordialUltimate2's picture
I would consider it physical

I would consider it physical for jamming. And mental for directing.

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TheBurn TheBurn's picture
To answer o11o1's question

Jamming→Physical
Telo-operating→Vehicle
Directing→Mental

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Shuukyoku Shuukyoku's picture
In my current campaign I'm

In my current campaign I'm playing an async Oct-uplift who is a soul eater Exhuman. Also has multiple errant forks. I try to balance the advantages of my character with their inherent mental instability (frequent atavistic episodes, multiple personalities, etc).

If you took the monsters' point of view, everything they did made perfect sense. The trick was learning to think like a monster.